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100 Years Ago in Grass Lake

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Obituary Fred John Schoening

Fred John Schoening was born in Germany, Oct. 10, 1866. He came to Grass Lake Nov., 1885, where he has resided ever since. In 1897 he was married to Edith Kunyack and to this union six children were born. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife, 6 children, father, 1 sister and 1 brother, and a host of friends. He died Dec. 29, aged 50 years, 2 months and 19 days. Funeral services were held at the family residence Sunday at 2:30 p.m., Rev. W.A. Cutler officiating. Internment was had in the East cemetery.

Prisoners Taken WW1

On the French front in France, Jan. 2—During the course of last year, according to authoritative figures, 78,500 Germans were captured on the French front by the French and 40,000 by the British, while in Serbia and Macedonia the Entente allied armies took 11,173 Bulgarians and Turks as prisoners. During the same period the Italians made prisoners of 57,240 Austrians, while the Russians captured more than 400,000 Germans and Austrians.

Rally At Congregatonal Church

All the churches of Grass Lake are invited in welcoming the Jackson Y.M.C.A. to our town on Tuesday night. Mr. James P. Bailey of Omaha, Nebr., is the speaker. He is a veteran Y.M.C.A. worker and is a man with a message. This is a “Call to Service” campaign, and not a money-raising device. The meeting is for men and boys only. Every man who believes in a bigger and better Grass Lake, merchant or farmer, is urged to come. The Y.M.C.A. is doing a magnificent work for men the world over. They propose to give Grass Lake a boost on these lines. Now go to it, boys. A collection will be taken for expenses.

In Memorium Emma Jane Sanford

Emma Jane Sanford was born Oct. 9th, 1843. United with the Baptist church at Grass Lake while a young woman; by experience and baptism and was an earnest, consistent member for a number of years. She has been an invalid in feeble health for a number of years. She passed away Tuesday, December 26th, aged 73 years, 10 months and 17 days. She is survived by two brothers, E.M. Sanford of Grass Lake, William M. Sanford of Big Rapids, and Mary A. Pleasants of Willows, Cal. Burial was at East cemetery, Rev. N.B. Wood officiating.

Obituary Vernon Dewey

Vernon Dewey, aged 46 years, died of pneumonia January 3rd at the home of Floyd Coppernoll. He was buried Tuesday, January 9th, in Greenwood cemetery, Jackson, Rev. Wood officiating. Deceased did not remain in one place long enough to establish a residence or make friends. There were no relatives present.

Married at the home of groom’s brother in Grass Lake on Monday, Jan. 1st, 2:30 p.m., Rev. N. B. Wood officiating, Mr. Emil Ashfal and Miss Clara Schoepper, both of this vicinity. Attendants, Mr. Fred J. Gretzinger of Ironwood, Mich., and Miss Flora P. Schoepper, sister of the bride. The groom is an energetic and enterprising young farmer and thresher man, while the bride is an attractive and popular young lady. Their many friends extend congratulations. The couple will shortly move to Wyoming where they will make their future home.

Gathered by Linda Lockwood Hutchinson.

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