Feb. 2, 1915


    George Trayer was down from LaCrosse a few days the past week the guest of his sister, Mrs. George Harne.
    Inez Johnston was in Prairie du Chien last week having dental work done.
    Tuesday evening a party of friends assembled at the L. Cass home. The evening was spent in playing progressive cinch, after which dainty refreshments were served.
    J. D. Lough, who is attending high school in Prairie du Chien, was a guest of home folks over Sunday and attended the funeral of George Lawrence on Monday.
    Frank R. Garvey, our local banker, spent Sunday with relatives at Seneca.
    Henry and Sidney Austin, Fay Copsey and Bernard Yackley were visitors in LaCrosse Sunday.
    Leif Cass moved his family and household goods to Laudville, Iowa, where they will make their future home. Mr. Cass will have charge of a creamery at that place.
    Rose M. Burrel of Prairie du Chien was a guest of Mrs. Martha Thompson a few days the past week.
    Mrs. Robertson and daughter Nona visited relatives and friends at Victory, Wis., Saturday and Sunday.
    Mr. Kalvestran of Gays Mills was in the city on business Saturday.

Feb. 9, 1915


    George Horne and daughters Lydia and Irene went to LaCrosse Sunday, returning Monday. They were accompanied home by Geo. Grayer of LaCrosse.
    Mrs. Matt Johnson and little daughter Emily left for Manchester, Ia. Wednesday to visit relatives for a couple of weeks.
    Miss Effie Devine who teachers Boma school was able to resume her school duties Monday after an enforced vacation on account of illness.
    Henry Austin, Sidney Austin, Bernard Yackley, Fay Copsey, Ranus Rutter drove to Lynxville Wednesday evening to attend a dance. They reported a splendid time.
    Martha Mehnert and Marie L. Cherrier our local teachers dismissed school on Tuesday and attended the School Board Convention held at Wauzeka that day.
    The program rendered by the eight grade pupils last Friday afternoon was a success. Several outsiders were present and all are looking for another entertainment in the future.
    M. W. Runice and family spent the first part of last week in the country at the Chris Thompson home, returning home Friday.
    Ed Anderson took his little son Everette to LaCrosse Tuesday to have some dental work done.
    Mrs. Myron Diedricht and son of Victory were guests of Mrs. W. T. Robertson Friday and Saturday.
    The R. N. A. have rented rooms of Mrs. Martha Thompson and will conduct all meetings there after this. They met at the home of Mrs. Tom Lattimore on last Friday.
    Bertha and Frieda Koch were callers in LaCrosse Sunday returning Monday noon.
    Eugene Tully of Rising Sunday transacted business here on Friday last.
    Mrs. Geo. Diedricht is on the sick list.
    Tim Connelly of Gays Mills was a business caller here on Friday.
    Miss Irene Young of Boscobel is a guest at the C. Lawrence home.
    Archie Thompson, nine year old son of Chris Thompson is recovering from a severe attack of pneumonia.
    County Clerk Slettmark of Prairie du Chien spend Sunday with home folks.
    B. Stovey made a business trip to Lynxville Saturday noon.
    Jim Finley went to LaCrosse where he will undergo an operation. Later reports from St. Frances hospital are that he is progressing nicely.
    James McNamara of Seneca and Nora Lucy of Rising Sun were married last Tuesday at St. James Catholic church and left for a trip to Chicago and other eastern cities the following day.
    Mr. and Mrs. Albert Eitsert of Freeport, Ill. were visitors at Frank Eitserts home last week.
    Miss Frieda Randall who teaches in district No. 10 spent Sunday with her parents at Lynxville.

Feb. 16, 1915


    Olie A. Lee went to LaCrosse Tuesday to have some dental work done.
    Mrs. Ollie Womberg and Mrs. Henry Davenport were called to La Crosse Tuesday morning by the death of her friend Frieda Lawrenson who died at the LaCrosse hospital of appendicitis.
    Mr. Elmer Churness is seriously ill with pneumonia. Dr. Andrew of De Sota is in attendance. Later reports are that Mr. Churness is slightly improved.
    Mrs. Andrew Rood of La Crosse is the guest of friends in Ferryville this week.
    Mrs. Austin and son Albert are ill at their home north of Ferryville.
    Mrs. Fred Copsey and son Fay were called to Lyons, Neb. Sunday morning on account of the illness of Mr. Copsey. Mr. Copsey, having left for the west to visit relations some time previously. His many friends wish for a speedy recovery.
    E. A. Anderson and son made a business trip to La Crosse Wednesday morning.
    Bernard Yackley who for the past eight months was employed at Haggerty's store, left for a visit with his sister who resides in Chicago, last Saturday.
    A farewell party was given at the Johnston Hall on Tuesday evening in honor of Peter Olson and wife of Seattle, Wash., who have been visiting at the John Churness home for some time. Mr. and Mrs. Olson will leave Monday morning for their home in the west.
    Bessie Davenport was a caller in De Soto between trains Tuesday.
    G. R. Garvey was a visitor in Genoa Sunday.
    Richard Mahan of Rising Sun was in Ferryville on business Monday.
    Henry Austin and Mr. Schwartz were out buying Tobacco Monday. They report terribly bad roads throughout the country.
    The Yeoman held their annual ball an the Johnston Hall Friday evening. In spite of the inclemency of the weather a fair crowd was present. Gabels orchestra furnished the music.
    Jacob Brookman of Laurel, Mont., is visiting at the G. E. Rutter home.
    Mr. Geo. Harne returned from a business trip to Chicago last week.
    Marie L. Cherrier spent Saturday and Sunday with home folks at Prairie du Chien.
    Mrs. Joe Melvin, Nellie Melvin and James Melvin of Rising Sun were passengers to La Crosse last Thursday morning, returning at noon.
    Mr. A. P. Nash of Miles City, Mont., arrived home last Friday to visit his parents Mr. and Mrs. P. Nash.
    Nels Nelson of Edgerton was here last week buying tobacco for the United Cigar Co.
    Ole Egge of Rising Sun visited a few days at the Burkum home.

Feb. 23, 1915


    Ingebright Stovey and Gib Dagnon were passengers to La Crosse Sunday morning.
    Carl Dyb and Anna Sanders did shopping in La Crosse Friday and Saturday.
    Lola Jensen is ill with pneumonia. Dr. Teiderman of De Soto has charge of the case.
    Ellen Thompson was in Prairie du Chien Sunday visiting friends.
    F. R. Garvey visited at Seneca Sunday and Monday.
    A. P. Nash left on Monday morning for Miles City, Mont. After spending two weeks with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Nash.
    Bernard Yackley returned Friday morning from a visit with his sister in Chicago.
    Irene Horne is confined to her home with an attack of La Grippe.
    Nels Nelson returned from Edgerton Sunday to receive tobacco on Wednesday.
    Frank Zerbes made a business trip to LaCrosse Saturday.
    Born to Mr. and Mrs. Chris Thompson on Friday, a baby girl.
    Fay Copsey returned from Alliance, Neb. on Friday morning where he was called by the serious illness of his father. At the present writing, Mr. Copsey is some better.
    Henry Austin received three car loads of tobacco for Albert Solverson on Saturday.
    Geneva Smith was agreeably surprised on Saturday evening when a party of little folks helped celebrate her eleventh birthday.
    Otto Koch a brakeman on the C. B. & Q. spent Thursday with home folks.
    County Clerk Sletmark of Prairie du Chien Sundayed with home folks.
    Mrs. M. W. Runice and children went out to the Chris Thompson home Friday evening.
    Ed. Strand and Ole Egge went to LaCrosse Saturday to see a friend who is ill with pneumonia at the LaCrosse hospital.
    Mrs. Christina Strand returned to LaCrosse Sunday morning after visiting at the Smith and Burkum home in Ferryville.
    The Misses McKnight and Hansen of Stoddard were guests at the Martha Thompson home on Monday.
    John I. Thomas; the Heileman agent was in Ferryville on business Monday forenoon.
    Martha Mehnert and Marie L. Cherrier spent their vacation at their homes in Eastman and Prairie respectively.

Source: Articles Written By Mrs. Nancy Alice Torgerson - 1915 to 1944
Compiled by Her Great Grandson - Edgar J. Hobbs, Jr.
Volume I
Town of Freeman
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