Friday, June 27, 2008

Eleanor Rynn Kelly D: 1921

Died Within Less Than Six Months After Death of Husband.
The Maker has again seen fit to remove from our midst a highly respected and esteemed citizen when on Sunday Mrs Eleanor Kelly, widow of J. E. Kelly was called to her eternal reward. Deceased had been ailing for several years with a complication of diseases and it was last May when she and her husband consulted the Mayos at Rochester that Mr Kelly passed suddenly away while eating at a hotel.
But little hopes were entertained for her recovery after that visit and she returned to await the end. She was a constant sufferer but was able to be up at times until the Wednesday preceeding. Sunday evening about 5:30 she called each of the children to her side and being assured that everything was all right she patiently awaited the end which finally came at 10:30 that night to relieve her of her sufferings.
Eleanor Rynn was born at Brocklinn, Dane county WI on March1, 1860 and was 61 years of age at the time of death. On Nov 7, 1877 she was married to James E. Kelly at Mason City IA. They came to Dakota Territory in 1883 and settled on a farm in Dixon township the place they still own and moved to Vienna in 1907 and retired from farm life.
The surviving children are Mrs James Mulcrone, Cando NM; Mrs James Foy, James R. Kelly and Miss Tressa Kelly of Vienna. Mrs. Mulcrone arrived Monday to attend the funeral. One brother John Rynn of Dixon township also survives.
Funeral services were held at St. John's Catholic church Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, the pastor Rev. Father Martyn officiating and the church was filled to capacity with friends to pay final respects to a departed friend. The remains were taken to Bryant and interment made in the cemetery in the family lot beside the remains of her husband.
Mrs Kelly led a quiet and Christian life and her mission in life has been fully accomplished. She had a wide and lasting acquaintance, every one a staunch friend and the entire community hereby extends to the sorrowing children and brother heartfelt sympathy.

Raymond Hanson abt 1921

The remains of Raymond Hanson, Vienna's hero of the World War, who made the supreme sacrifice, now lay in the final resting place, the family lot in New Hope cemetery 10 miles east of Vienna.
The body, accompanied by a guard arrived here Saturday evening and the local American Legion Post, named in honor of the deceased, acted as escort to the home. All business houses in the village were closed to pay tribute to the departed one.
Service in charge of the pastor, Rev. Thoresen were conducted at the home at 12:30 Sunday afternoon and were followed by very impressive ceremonies at the Community building. The American Legion Post had charge of the funeral and the boys turned out in large numbers, the Bryant post also being largely represented. Rev. Hall of Bryant gave a splendid address fitting for the occasion which added greatly to the impressiveness of the services.
Six of his former buddies acted as pall bearers, color bearer, a firing squad and several squads of uniformed ex-service men lined up in the procession and the largest crowd ever assembled for a funeral in this community gathered to pay their due respect to a true soldier who had sacrificed his all for his country. The procession was several miles long and the military
clipping cuts off here. Clark County SD newspaper, circa 1921.

Christina Larsen Thompson D; 1920

Great Shock to People of This Community.
55 Years of Age. Came Here in 1882.
"Mrs. Tena Thompson is dead." was the shocking news passed around Tuesday afternoon, Dec 7th and it was hard to believe for even those nearest and dearest were given but a few minutes notice that she was seriously ill. Mrs. Thompson met with a slight accident a short time ago at her brother's home and was brought to the home of her daughter, Mrs J.R. Knadle in this village. She seemed to be doing fine but was troubled with pluresy. The lady wrote a letter to a daughter, Mrs Moen on Saturday and was in her usual jovial spirit. Even as late as 11:30 Tuesday she conversed with her brother Tom Larson and others stating that she was feeling better. Calling her daughter at about one o'clock she complained of severe pains in the neck but was able to help herself somewhat and a half hour later she sank into endless sleep.
Christina Thomson was born at Decorah, IA on September 29, 1865 and came to Clark county in 1882 with her parents, Mr and Mrs Daniel Larson, being among the very first to settle in this locality. In 1883 she was united in marriage to Thos. Thompson and resided here ever since. Four children were born to them, Mrs C.E. Moller, Nortonville ND; Mrs H. B Moen, Oldham SD; Ed Thompson, Webster SD; and Mrs J. R Knadle, Vienna, SD. One brother Tom Larson of Vienna and a sister, Mrs J. C. Brown of Watertown also survive.
Burial was made in Mt. Pleasant cemetery north of the village.
Transcribed from clipping in old scrapbook. Clark County SD newspaper.

Gilbert Thompson circa 1920

Gilbert Thompson died rather suddenly Wednesday evening. He had been ailing only a few days, having stepped on a nail which caused blood poisoning and resulted in his death. Deceased was born in Norway in 1842, coming to this country after he had grown to manhood and in 1887 took up a homestead near Vienna where he resided until a year ago when he and his wife moved to town and bought a home to spend their remaining days at ease. Although partially paralyzed Mr Thompson was able to around most of the time and his sudden death came as a surprise to his friends. He leaves a widow and 10 children to mourn his departure. Funeral services were held at the house this forenoon, after which the remains will be taken to the cemetery west of town for burial.

Mrs. Hans Helgesen circa 1920

obit does not give her first name
Mrs. Hans Helgesen, who has been sick for the past 2 and one half years, passed away last Friday, July 2. Deceased was a daughter of Hans and Agnetta Larsen and one of eleven children. She was born in St. Olaf March 27, 1880 and was baptized and confirmed in the Norway Congregation.
October 13th she was married to Hans Helgesen, a son of Peder and Joran Helgesen and this union was blessed with once child, who preceded the mother in death.
Mr and Mrs Helgesen lived in St. Olaf for about 3 years after they were married and later moved on to the Helgesen farm about one mile west of St. Olaf, where they have lived ever since.
Everything that medical skill and human kindness could do for Mrs Helgesen was done, but to no avail. Home physicians treated her, she received most tender care, especially from her mother-in-law Mrs Peder Helgesen. She was treated at Thomas hospital at two different times, only to answer the final summons on Friday, July 2.
Deceased was a devoted member of the Norway church and a true believer in God. Shortly before her death she received the Lord's Supper in which she found strength and the assurance that her sins were forgiven and that she was cleansed in the blood of Jesus.
The funeral was held last Monday afternoon with services at the home and Norway church with Rev. A. Arvesen officiating.
Mrs Helgesen's untimely death is mourned by a devoted husband, and adopted daughter, an old father, one sister, five brothers and a dear mother-in-law, who has done so much for the one that has left, besides many other relatives and friends.

Viola Bernice Olina Hanson circa 1921

Little Viola Bernice Olina Hanson, daughter of Mr and Mrs Peter Hanson of this village, brief mention of whose death was made in last weeks Register, passed away at a hospital in Watertown last Thursday morning at the age of 4 years. The little one was given every care and attention bu the Maker seen fit to claim her. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the home and later at the Lutheran church, Rev. Arneson the pastor officiating at the last sad rites. Four little girls acted as pall bearers. Grace Johnson of Huron, Luella Foley, Velva Froke and Mildred Munson of Vienna. The remains were laid to rest in Pleasant Hill Cemetery west of town. The little girl was a bright and cheerful little Miss and will be greatly missed by her loving parents, brothers, sisters and little playmates and the sorrowing ones have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.

Mary Bruha Knadle d: 1921

Mother of Twelve Children Called to Eternal Reward
Mrs. John M. Knadle, brief mention of whose death was made in last weeks Register, passed away at the Knadle home in Mission, TX on Tuesday morning, March 22nd between the hours of 12 and 4, from heart trouble. Death was very sudden for the lady in company with her husband and son, Albert, had lunch at midnight. She was then in the best of spirits and as usual, jolly. She had been taking medicine for about 2 weeks but was never confined to her bed and it was when Mr. Knadle went to her room about 4 o'clock to give her medicine that he was shocked to find her cold in death. That she passed peacefully away was evident from the position in which she lay, for she was covered to the hips and with her hands folded over her breasts seemed in natural sleep, but she had passed on.
Owing to the great distance between Mission and Vienna the body was hurridly prepared for shipment and they left that afternoon at 1:35, accompanied by Mr. Knadle and daughter, Miss Mable, hoping to reach here Friday evening. However, on account of wrong routing by the agent, they missed connections at Sioux City and were forced to go by way of Huron arriving in Vienna Saturday morning.
Mary Bruha was born in Bohemia, Sept 23, 1860 and died at Mission on March 22, 1921, being 60 years, 6 months and 29 days of age at time of death. When but a girl of 12 years she came to America with her parents and resided at Tuba, WI. On Jan 18, 1881 she was united in marriage to John M. Knadle at Hillsboro WI and in 1886 came to South Dakota, settling on a homestead east of this village, the farm now occupied by a son, Fred. In 1902 they moved to Vienna and engaged in the general merchandise business until 1917 when they sold out to John E. Low and in October of that year moved to Mission where they have made their home, prospered and were happy until death removed the mother.
Besides the loving husband she leaves 12 children, 2 brothers, a sister, many near relatives and a friend in everyone who knew her, to mourn her loss. The children are: Charles of Huron SD; Edward D., Lucca, N.D.; Adolph, Waubay SD; George, Watertown; Fred, Theodore, John R., Mrs. K.E. Seim and Mrs. George Cluts of Vienna; Albert, Earnest and Mable, Mission. The brothers are Jake Bruha of this village and Joe Bruha at Wonewoc WI, the sister Mrs John Jafek at Glencoe OK. The latter two were unable to be present at the funeral on account of sickness in the family. All the children except Albert and Earnest of Mission were in attendance.
The funeral was to be held Sunday afternoon but owing to the severe snow storm Saturday night it was postponed until Monday afternoon. Services were held at the John R. Knadle home after which the body was taken to the Congregational Church, Rev. Juell of Aberdeen conducting the last rites. The church was packed and many were forced to remain outside. The floral offerings were many and beautiful and Rev. Juell preached a splendid and consoling sermon. The remains were taken to the Dixon cemetery and interred in the family lot.
Mrs. John M. Knadle loved by every man, woman and child, who had the pleasure of knowing her, was a lady of the highest type. She with her husband were among the sturdy pioneers who went through the hardships of the earlier days, but who never lost hope and they were well repaid in prosperity and the staunch friendship of all the people for miles around.