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Nebr. Trhtsriral Society
Vol. No. LV
PLATTSMOUTH, KEBRASKA, MONDAY, JULY 31, 1939.
Holds Reunion at
Reuel Sack Home
Seventy-two of the- Family Attend
Meeting: of This Family Who
Came to Nebraska in 1883.
The children of the late Charles
and Elizabeth Spangler held tbeir
2.".th family reunion at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Reuel Sack on Sunday,
July 23, 19J9, with seventy-two at
tending. As near as can be recorded from
remembrances of history Great
Crancifather and Great Grandmother
Spangler came from Herren-Darm-staat
Cermany to Pennsylvania, then
to Leaver. Ohio. They had six chil
dren. Philip. Peter, Henry, Dora.
Mary and Charles.
Charles and Elizabeth Spangler
were married In Ohio and came to
braska in March. 1SS3. Settling on
the Maxwell property south of this
city where tliey remained eighteen
vears. then moving northeast of
Weeping Water where they home
steaded. To this union was born 12
children. John Peter, Frank. Philip.
Chris. Fred. Charles, Lena. Maggie,
Elizabeth. Mary, and Eliza. There
are 112 direct descendants of this
Kl'iidv pioneer couple, 11 children.
41 grandchildren and 4 4 great
grandchildren. Of the eleven children remaining
there was ten present at the Sack
home. This is the first time they
were all together since the death of
the mother in 1924. Everyone came
with well laden baskets for a sump
tuous dinner served at noon.
A ball game and horse shoe were
the sports of the afternoon.
A business meeting was held, re
electing officers: Peter Fpangler,
president: Kern Spangler. secretary;
Mary gobelman, treasurer;. Nettie
Mtimm. reporter (newly-elected).
There was one birth. Sandra Lee to
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Christnian at
Minatare. Nebr. No deaths or mar
riages for the year.
Late in the afternoon ice cream
and cake was served. Mr. and Mrs.
Win Spangler of Weeping Water were
guests for the afternoon.
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs.
Wilson Spangler, Mr! and Mrs.
Charles Spangler. Callaway, Nebr.;
Mrs. Lena Christman. Miller, Nebr.;
Louis Stander, Archer, Nebr.; Mr.
and Mrs. George Spangler. Mrs. Olive
Rauth and family, Wabash; Mr. and
Mrs. Richard Hollenbeck. Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Spangler and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Philip Spangler and fam
ily. Mr. and Mrs. Marion Spangler,
Peter Spangler, Mr. and Mrs. Peter
Gobelman. all of Weeping Water:
Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Livingston and
daughter. Nehawka: Mr. and Mrs.
-Ezra Albin and son. Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Gobelman and son. Union;
Mr. and Mrs. Dent Hites and "son.
Hastings. I?..: John Spangler and
sons. Louisville; Miss Helen Scott,
Omaha; Mr. and Mrs. Reuel Sack
and family. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Lutz
and family. Mr. and Mrs. Royal
Smith and family. Mr. and Mrs
Archie Hennings and family. Mr. and
Mrs. Harolel Spangler and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Spangler and
son. Mr. and Mrs. George Mumm and
family. Mrs. Maggie Gobelman. all of
We desire to take this means of
expressing our' deepest appreciation
of the line co-operation of all of the
merchants of the city in making pos
sible the success of our free street
dance on Fourth strict. We also
wish to thank the city for their per
mission for the dance and all those
w ho assisted in making it the very
successful event that it turned out to
be. We hope to deserve this continued
co-oneration in the future dances.
So. Fourth Street Dance Committee
VISIT OLD FRIENDS
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Howard had
as guests Tuesday and Wednesday
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Meyers of Newman
Crove. Nebraska. The couple came
Tuesday and left Wednesday for their
home. Mr. and Mrs. Meyers are both
well acquainted in this city. Mrs
Meyers was the former Miss Jeanne
Ray, who taught in the home eco
nomics department of the local high
school. Mr. Meyers served as the
music instructor and director at the
Piattsmouth high school.
FORMER RESIDENT HERE
from Thursday's Dally
. Will Baird, who has been spend
ing the greater part of his vacation
in Denver, Colorado, arrived in this
city early this morning to spend the
next few days visiting w ith his sister.
Mrs. George Farley and family. Mr.
Baird. whose home is in Salida, Colo
rado, will leave here Saturday thus
unable to see his other two sisters.
Misses Estelle and Caroline Baird
who are vacationing elsewhere.
coln Car Driver
Herman Brockmeier Found Innocent
of Any Criminal Act in Wreck
Where Frank Gillette Killed
Thursday afternoon an Inquest was
held at the court house into the
death of Frank Gillette, of Elmwood,
who was fatally injured in a wreck
on highway No. 34, six miles east of
Herman Brockmeier and his car
was involved in the wreck with that
of Frank Cillette. and the investiga
tion and inquiry was held to deter
mine the facts in the case and the
liability if any there might be in the
The inquest was conducted by Wal
ter H. Smith, county attorney and
acting coroner and the members of
the jury impaneled were John J.
Cloidt,' Frank Mullen. W. H. Puis,
Henry Tlnim, John Libershal. G. E.
At the inquest here the testimony
of Patrolman D. H. Church was taken
as well as that of Mr. Brockmeier as
to the particulars of the accident.
The jury with Coroner Smith and
Sheriff Joe Mrasek, drove out to the
scene of the accident to inspect lbs
location of the cars at the time ot
the accident. '
After returning here the jury re
tired and in a few moments returned
the verdict: "This jury finds this was
not a criminal act constituting crim
Attorney Guy Chamber of Lincoln
was here to look after the interests of
MARRIED FORTY-ONE YEARS
While the world was full of activ
ities in every quarter, Mr. and Mrs.
Andrew Kroehler were quietly ob
serving the passing of their 41st wed
ding anniversary on Monday, July
24th. They have lived almost all of
their married life in Piattsmouth,
where they have been engaged in
business and still are among the most
highly respected of our citizens. Both
are ever ready to do a kindly act for
anyone who might be deserving. They
have a multitude of friends who have
been greatly pleased to honor them
in the passing of their wedding anni
versary. The Journal with their host
of friends extends congratulations
and best wishes-fer many more years
of happiness and joy with their
ARRIVAL OF LITTLE SON
Mr. and Mrs. Creighton L )
Johannes, of Nebraska City are the
happy parents of a fine eight and a J
half pound son which arrived on
Wednesday. Mrs. Johannes and little
son, who are at theSt. Mary's hos
pital are reported as doing very
nicely. Mr. Johannes is the proprietor
of Joe's New Way grocery in this
RETURNS FROM HOSPITAL
Carl Kuusmann, prominent resident
of this city, who has been at the
St. Catherine's hospital in Omaha,
for the past two Weeks, returned
borne Wednesday evening. Mr. Kuns
raann had an operation for appendi
citis and has showed a wonderful
progress and will now finish his re
cuperating at home.
from Thursday's Daily
John P. Sattler, Sr., was very
pleasantly surprised this afternoon
to receive -from his son and daugh- i
ter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sattler,!
cf xs Angeles, a crate of oranges.
Thee or ranges are grown 5b Uie
Sattler orange grove and are very
fine specimens of the delicious fruit.
Local Lady En
Trip to West
Miss Verna Leonard Finds West Coast
Trip One of Greatest Pleasure and
Sees Manv Varied Scenes.
! An enjoyable, educational and long
remembered trip was just experienced
by Miss Verna Leonard, assistant li
brarian at the Piattsmouth public li
brary. Miss Leonard chose the west
ern part of the United States (the
west coast) as her destination where
she was to vacation, visit with rel
atives, tour the state of California,
and take in the many interesting
sights and visit the places of renown
on the coast.
Miss Leonard left Piattsmouth
July 5 and went directlv to San Fra
Cisco. California to visit with hei i
brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. Don C. Leonard and whom she
was to accompany in touring the
California country. Miss Leonard
stated tnat she and her brother's
family experienced some wonderful
drives out on the beaches too num
erous to mention. She also took in
the Golden Gate International Ex
position hold in San Francisco. The
motor party then turned southward
to Palo Alto and it was in this city
that they saw the home of former
President Herbert Hoover and the Le-
land Stanford university that is lo
cated in that city. From Palo Alto,
Miss Leonard stated that they mo
tored to the redwood country of Cali
fornia which is filled with tall red
wood trees. "The beautiful redwood
trees are Just world renown." said
Miss Leonard this morning. The Cali
fornia State Redwood Park is also a
scenic spot in that section. Several
trips were made down the Pacific
coast and two weeks were spent In
the Tedwood country by the Piatts
Miss Leonard was also a visitor in
Los Angeles where she spent ten days
with her uncle. F. E. White and
her cousin. Bertha White. They took
her on several motor trips and gave
her the opportunity of viewing the
Hollywojd Bowl. The trio also went
through the Huntington Art Gallery
and the library. Unfortunately Miss
Leonard was unable to meet or visit
with any former Piattsmouth people
while in California.
En route home Miss Leonard stop
ped off in Denver and spent a day
with Mrs. Stuart Livingston, w ife
of the late Dr. Stuart Livingston
She reported Mrs. Livingston is mak
ing her home with her mother and
si3ter in Denver.
Miss Leonard will resume her
regular library duties next week.
RAISES MOOTED QUESTION
From Frfdav'a DalTy
An interesting eiueslion was raised
this morning at the court house
when a delegation of the residents
from south of Alvo w-ere at the court
house to discuss the matter of pay
ment for land secured for the widen
ing of the highway south of that city.
The court purchased the land of the
i owners and now w ith a depleted gen-
eral fund cannot make the payment
fcr the land. The question raised
was whether members of the party
could apply the amount owed them
on taxes they owed the county.
The county has a rule, however,
not favoring this method of handling
the claims and taxes, but paying the
claims as fhe money in the general
funu might be available.
STANDS OPERATION WELL
From Thursdays Dally ,
Mrs. Charles Chriswisser was oper
ated on Wednesday at the Clarkson
hospital in Omaha, standing the or
deal in fine shape and at last reports
was showing the most favorable re
action. Members of the family were
at the hospital and today with the
NOTICE TO PATRONS
Dr. W. V. Ryan desires to an
nounce to the public that his
dental offices will be closed from
July 2S to August 11 inclusive.
Dr. Ryan, who is a member of the
dental unit of the United States
Officers' Reserve, will take up his
active duties at Fort Crook for
E. H. SCHULHOF IMPROVING
The news from the St. Joseph hos
pital at Omaha states that E. II
Schulhof of this city, a patient there,
is showing very marked improvement
and his condition is most encouraging
to the attending physicians and the
members of the family. This will be
pleasing to the many friends and
who feel that he may soon be defin
itely on the highway to recovery.
The patient has had quiet since his
operation and which has aided very
much his improvement.
Death of Mrs.
John True at
Long Time Resident of This Part
pn,t Tic Aft-v a w4i,e
Illness Early Today.
From Thursday. Darrr j having come here at an early date
Mrs. John True. 70. a resident of ' lrom Ohio. He has resided in this
near Piattsmouth and Cedar Creek ', community continuously from birth,
for a period . of more than forty j the greater part of the time being
years, passed away this morning at spent on the farm home just south
the family home near Cedar Creek t of Piattsmouth. He was married to
after an illness that has covered the j Lillie Doud, daughter of another pio
pest three months. Altho ill last year j ueer family of Cass county. To this
for a short time it was not until late ! uniou was bo,n two children, Frank
this spring that her condition became t E - 811(1 Nellie L., both of whom, with
serious, itne wire ana motner, preceded nim in
Bertha Liuhart was a native of'ueatn
Switzerland and came to the United! I he was married to Minnie
States when eighteen years of agelL- Dreamer. To this union was born
ir.d first, located in Kansas w hm- she i one son, Raymond C. Both the wife
was married to John True.
In her long lifetime here she has
made many friends who will regret to
learn of her passing. She was a very
devout wife and motht-r and had
reared a family of eleven children,
who with her husband, survive her
passing. The children are: Mrs. Wil-j
liam Kehne. Cedar Creek; Mrs. Dick
Seiners. Sidney. Iowa: . Chris and!
John True of Cedar'Creek; Mrs. Ed
Jordan of Oklahoma; Mrs. Ray Den
ham. Omaha; Mrs. Frank Krejci,
Piattsmouth: Mrs. Ed Robbins, Louis
ville; Mrs. Henry Franke. Fritz True.
Cedar Creek; Mrs. Louis Wooster of
She was a member of the Chris
tian Science Society.
FUNERAL OF MRS. TRUE
The funeral services Tor Mrs. John
True, held Saturday afternoon at
the Sattler funeral home, were very
largely attended by the old friends
sud neighbors of the Cedar Creek
The impressive and beautiful
Christian Science services were used
to bring the last tributes to the de
parted and whose comforting
thoughts brought peace to the fam
ily and close friends.
Albert Gutbeiiet. reader of the
First Church of Christ. Scientist, of
Omaha, read the buri;l service and
Harry Disbrow. noted soloist of the
church gave the Science hymns ot
The interment was at the Oak Hill
cemetery and the pall bearers were
among the old time friends of the
family, they comprising Waldemar
Soennichsen. George Stoehr, W. H.
and George Lohnes. Adam Mei
singer. A. O. Ault.
FISHING FLEET IN THE MISSOURI
Thursday residents along the bluffs
or the Missouri river from Rock
Bluffs south to the vicinity of Union,
were startled to see a fleet of fishing
vessels lying off shore, resembling
the sardine fleets of New England.
The flotilla of three vessels was
under command of Robert M. Avail
ing, veteran fisherman and othei
members of the party comprised
County Register of Deeds Ray F.
Becker. John, Milan and Mike Ho
back. Henry H. Becker and son, Don
ald of Union.
The fishermen report a cargo ol
some seventy-five pounds of fine fish
and that this much more was reject
ed by the fishing party as being un
worthy of providing the means of a
NOTICE YOUNG CEMETERY
Friday. August 4 will be General
Clean-Up day at Young Cemetery.
All lot owners requested to come and
help all day or part time will be
greatly appreciated. Bring your din
ner and stav all day, as we need
jour help. (Signed)
iM J I
mas. c. cook,
Here, Dies Today
Prominent Cass County Resident,
Parses Away Early This Morn
ing at Family Home.
. From Friday" Darty
j The Mynard and Piattsmouth com
Imunities were profoundly shocked to
day when word came that Charles E.
i Cook, aged 71. passed away at his
home. Mr. Cook has been in fail
ing health for several years but was
;r.ble to be around and Wednesday he
I became suddenly ill and failed quite
; rapidly until death came at 2 a. m.
I Charles E. Cook was born April 19,
otl1SCS' "the old Cook homestead Just
!west of Mynard. He was the son of
J Mary and Joseph Cook, pioneer resi
1 dents of this community, the family
jand son remain to mourn his passing
as well as two brothers, Joseph of
this city, John F. of Beaver City, and
one sister, Mrs. Caroline Cole of My
nard. He was ill since Wednesday night,
?uJering from acute stoppage of In
testines. He survived a similar attack some
three years ago, and had beeu in
poor health .since that time.
Since he was a small boy. Mr.
Cook has been a member of the
United Brethren church, always tak
ing an active interest in the church
and its work. At the time of hit
passing he was on the official board
of the church.
FUNERAL OF CHARLES COOK
Sunday afternoon the United
Brethren church at Mynard was fill
ed to its capacity by the many
friends of Charles E. Cook, gathered
to pay their last tributes of respect
to this lifelong resident of Cass
Rev. - Paul Dick, pastor of the
church, of which Mr. Cook had been
a member of the official board, con
ducted the religious services and
brought words of comfort to the
members of the family.
During the services the Mynard
mixed quartet composed of Rev. and
Mrs. Paul Dick. A. W. Leonard and
Mrs. Chester Wiles gave two num
bers, "Haven of Rest" and "Jesus
Savior Pilot Me."
The interment was at the Horn
ing cemetery and the pall bearers
were selected from the nephews of
the deceased, they being Frank,
James and Orrest Cook. ef the west
part of Cass county, Albert Wheel
er. Glen Vallery and Roy O. Cole of
The Horton funeral home had
charge of the services.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben L. Neil and the
younger children departed from their
home near Union last week for a visit
at their former home near Boliver.
Mo., and had scarcely been away one
day when their daughter, Miss Ruth
was taken with an acute attack of
appendicitis and had to be taken to
an Omaha hospital where she was
operated on for the removal of her
appendix and since has been get
ting along fairly well. It Is hoped
she will continue to improve and
soon be well again.
VISIT LINCOLN FRIENDS
From Saturday's Dally
Miss Marjorie Tldball and Miss
Frances Cloidt are at Lincoln over
the week end where they are visit
ing with friends. Miss Tidball is a
student at the University of Nebras
ka and Miss Cloidt, who has been at
tending Stephens college, at Colum
bia. Missouri, is to enter Nebraska
Subscribe for the Journal.
TAZXN TO HOSPITAL
From Saturday' Datlj
Last evening Mjs. Robert D. Fitch
was taken to the St. Joseph hospital
in Omaha to receive treatment and
a probable operation as soon as her
condition permits. Mrs. Fitch was
in quite serious condition and this
morning a blood transfusion was
given the patient, Mr. Fitch, the hus
band, supplied the blood for the
transfusion. The patient was taken
to Omaha in the Sattler ambulance.
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TO HOLD CLEAN-UP DAY
A notice elsewhere in the Journal
calls attention to the annual Clean
Up Day at Young's cemetery. It is
planned to p-it the grounds in first
.lass condition and a lot of help will
be needed. AH lot owners are asked
to turn out. bringing their dinners
and remaining for the day if pos
sible if not. working part of the
day. The Young Cemetery is one of
the oldest burial grounds in this part
of the country and those who have!
re'atives buried there take pride in
keeping tip the grounds.
Bear in mind FRIDAY is Clean
Up day there and turn out and help
make a real job of it.
VISIT IN PLATTSMOUTH
Mrs. Sophia Scheel, one of the
well known residents of the Murdock
community, was a visitor in the city
' Saturday evening in company with
her little granddaughter. Joan
Rogers, of Denver, who is visiting
the relatives In Cass county. They
had driven as far as Louisville and
came on to Piattsmouth with Mr.
and Mrs. Edward Jochim and John
Jochiin, to spend a few hours. This
is the first time that Mrs. Scheel
has been here on a Saturday eve
ning since the King Korn Karnival
and she was very much pleased
with the large crowds and the gen
eral liveliness of the city.
Mrs. Tony KJImm of Lewlston, who
has been troubled with a cough for
the past year, was in Omaha this
week to consult a specialist as to the
throat and couch ailment. She has
received much benefit already from
City to Have
a Law Firm of
Miss Florence Fouchek and Miss
Madge Garnett to Open Offices
Here Tuesday, August 1
Piattsmouth is. to have two new
women attorneys, as thir offices w ill
be opened to the public on Tuesday,
August 1. Miss Madge Garnett.
j daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hal Gar
nett of this city, and Miss Florence
Fouchek, daughter of Mr. and Mr?.
Stephen Fouchek of Creston. Iowa,
have formed a partnership tinder the
jname of Fouchek & Carnett, and will
start their active duties Tuesday
morning Their offices are located
on the second-story floor of the John
Gund building on the corner of 4th
and Main streets.
Miss Fouchek received deprees
from the College of Arts and Science
as well as from the law college of
the University of Nebraska. She is a
member of Kappa Beta Pi. profes
sional and legal sorority. Miss Fou
chek has been employed in the coun
ty attorney's office in Union county.
Iowa. She was admitted to the bar
iu June. 193S.
Miss Garnett has been a life-long
resident of Cass county. She wa
graduated from the University of
Nebraska with the degrees of Bach
elor of Arts and Bachelor of Ijws.
She is a graduate of the Piattsmouth
high school in the class of 192.
While attending the university she
was elected to membership in Phi
Beta Kappa and Alpha Lambda
Delta, national scholastic f(K:ieties.
During their period at the univer-
i sity the two were the only women
studying law and through their long
acquaintance decided to establish a
law I.rm In this city.
RETURN FROM THE 'WEST
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Soennichsen
and daughter, Mary Phyllis, and
Mary Rosencrans returned home Fri
day afternoon from a week's trip to
the west part of the state and a few
days spent in Colorado. They fpent
a short time at Imperial. Nebraska,
to look after some business affair
and look over the crops there which
have suffered a great deal, the unall
grain there being much lighter than
last year. From Imperial the party
motored through Denver to Estes
Park for a few days stay in tho de
lightful climate of this popular re
sort. They found the park very coed
and delightful but in Denver it w-s
quite warm. They then drove to Cen
tral City. Colorado. They were
guests at te home of Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Scott, the former Nora Liv
ingston of this city, and enjoyed the
many interesting sights of this city
which was one of the chief centers
in the mining days of the silvei
barons of Colorado. There is still
mining operations near the city
Here once a year the residents have
a grand opera company from New
York City come to Central City and
present an offering at the Teller the
atre and which is attended by many
from all parts of the west.
They found the Scott family en
joying Uieir home in Colorado very
CHARGED WITH VAGRANCY
This morning In the county
court a hearing on a charge of vag
rancy against Ira Cupples was heard
on the complaint filed by County At
torney W. H. Smith. The defendant
has been at Louisville and caused a
great deal of alarm by hU action in
visiting a number of homes and led
to the filing of tlie complaint. He
claims to be from Hutchison, Kan
sas. After the hearing of the evi
dence In the case Judge A. H. Dux
bury gave the defendant a sentence
of ten days in jail and to pay the
costs of 17.50.
ARRIVAL OF NEW SON
From Thursday's Dally
The home of Mr. and Mrs. James
All bee was made very happy today
by the arrival of a fine teven and a
half pound son to make his home
with the family in the future. The
mother and little one are doinjj nice
ly and the event has brought much
happiness to all. Mrs. Allbee was for
merly Miss Frances Lillie of this
city, daughter of Mrs. Frank Lillie.