THE MAZEPPA JOURNAL , Editor and Publisher: Barbara and Reider Tommeraas
APRIL 26, 1946
Henry W. Degener Rites Held Saturday: Henry W. Degener died Wednesday morning, April 17 at his home as the result of a stroke suffered while at work in his place of business of this village. He would have been 75th birthday in June. A son of August and Ernestine Degener, he was born in Pine Island Township June 12, 1871. He was married in January 1901 to Miss Hulda Kalass, who died February 13, 1930. In 1932 he moved to Mazeppa to engage in the produce business. He was married in the fall of 1933 to Mrs. Anna Engelhart, who passed away in 1935. Lloyd Scott of the Navy spent a short furlough with relatives. He has been in the hospital four months but expects to be discharged in a month. Schools of Dist. 54, 76 and 105 opened Monday after a week’s vacation. The little folks also started Kindergarten. WILLIAM E. HOOK: Last rites were held for William E. Hook of Wabasha, April 6, 1946. He began farming in Mazeppa Township where he lived until his marriage to Mrs. Annie Kertz, February 5, 1914 at Theilman, Minn. Local Serviceman Has Narrow Escape: Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Robinson received word by a letter from their son Dean, describing a hospital fire in which he had a narrow escape. Although the battle is over, Dean has had a hectic time on Okinawa, last year loosing most of his possessions in the typhoon. The receiving station is full now so I can’t leave here until they get rid of some men. So we won’t be leaving tomorrow as planned. Ships are expected any day, so I’m not looking forward to too many more days on Okinawa!! Remember When: We used to have a 35 piece band playing on the hotel porch every Wednesday evening……swimming across the local millpond was quite a feat….beef was 10c a pound, and liver was given or thrown away……yard goods was easy, and readymade dresses hard, to get?.....the relief it was, in the spring, to get rid of that long, scratchy winter underwear?...... Shortest Poem of the Week: Next week, in the Mississippi The fishing season opens----Yippee! Local News Fire struck again at the Jack Greibel farm Sunday morning destroying a large brooder house and 500 two-month old Leghorns. The fire was reported to have been caused by an oil burning brooder stove. J.B. Gregoire is building a 20 x 40 foot addition to his business place on Main Street. Bert Arendt and family have moved to the Billings house, formerly occupied by Mr. and Mrs. P.J. Majerus. Donald Heaney, who attends Winona State Teachers’ College, spent the Easter week-end with his mother, Mrs. Helen Heaney. The fire department was called to the Jack Griebel farm in south Troy Friday by a fire which destroyed the barn, and a corner of the sheep shed. Twenty calves and a horse were also lost. The cause of the fire is unknown. Miss Josephine Nichols of Winona spent the week-end with her mother, Mrs. O.G. Nichols. Mrs. Josephine Jerry who has been ill was taken to the St. John’s hospital in Red Wing Tuesday morning. The Study Club of the Catholic Church met with Mrs. Frank Clemens and Miss Verona Clemens Tuesday evening. Mrs. Merle Bluhm spent Tuesday with her mother, Mrs. Fred Banick. Her little daughter, Erdine, who spent the past week in Minneapolis, returned with her. Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Burfiend and daughter, Judith, were Sunday guests of Mr. and Emil Burfiend of Red Wing. Mr. and Mrs. Ignatz Grossback, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Nehring and Mr. and Mrs. Warren Grossbach were dinner guests at the Albert Juers family of Lake City, Sunday. Bert Jones, Mrs. And Mrs. Lyle Jones and daughter Dorothy Ann and Miss Agnes Clemens of Red Wing and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Meek of Pine Island visited Mr. and Mrs. Frank Clemens and Verona Sunday. William Preble of Zumbro Falls, recently discharged from the navy, was in Mazeppa Tuesday. The new address of Wilfred H. Hoeft is F.1/c 329-72-46, R/S Seattle 99, Washington. Historical Happenings are taken directly from the archives of the original papers as printed. Any discrepancies need to be taken up with the Editor and Publisher of the said papers, who are long since deceased.