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Kullman, Axel E. – Obituary

AN AGED CITIZEN PASSED TO HIS REWARD Axel E. Kullman was born in Sweeden, Sept. 18, 1853, and died at the home of his son Will, in Cherokee, where he was visiting on June 22 at the age of 76 years, 9 months and 4 days. Mr. Kullman was married to Augusta Johnson in Sweeden in the year 1878. To this union were born eight children; a daughter and his wife preceded him in death. The surviving children are Mrs. Roy Northrup of Monterey Park, Calif., Mrs. Olga Hodgdon of Sioux City, Mrs. Floyd Sherwood of Sac City, Axel and Will of Cherokee, and Arthur of Fort Dodge and Charley of Wall Lake. The funeral services were conducted from the home in Wall Lake on Wednesday afternoon, June 25. Rev. Louis Pruel, pastor of the Methodist Church officiating. Mr. Kullman was employed by the C.& N.W. Ry. 45 years and for several years was section foreman. About six years ago he retired and was placed on the railroad’s pension list. His life was gentle but his hand was never weary, his step never failed in caring for and ministering to those who were in any way dependent upon him. [From the Wall Lake Blade, No. 28 Fortieth year, July 2,...

Kullman, Augusta Katherine Peterson – Obituary

Augusta Katherine, daughter of John Peterson, was born in Sweden October 24, 1857 and died at the hospital in Ida Grove, Iowa, July 17, 1920 aged 62 years, 8 months and 23 days. She was married to Axel Kullman in 1879 and the next year they came to America and located at Wall Lake, Iowa, where they made their home until her death. Mrs. Kullman was the mother of eight children of whom one has preceded her to the far beyond. She leaves to mourn her death a loving husband and seven children: Mrs. Roy Northrup, of Chicago, Mrs. Floyd Sherwood, of Schaller, Mrs. Will Hodgeson, of Cherokee, Will, Arthur and Hjalmer of Cherokee, and Charlie of Wall Lake. She also leaves three sisters: Mrs. Chas. Burnquist, of Odebolt, Mrs. Peterson and Mrs. Johnson of Chicago, one brother, Gust(af) Johnson, of Los Angeles, Cal., and six grandchildren. She was baptized in the Swedish Lutheran Church. Mrs. Kullman was a model mother who will be missed not only by all her relatives and neighbors but by a large circle of friends to whom whe had ministered in time of sickness. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Methodist Church. Burial took place in the Wall Lake Cemetery. Copied from an obituary notice found in a ledger kept by William Gustaf Kullman and passed to William L. Kullman in 1972 by Russell William...

Biographical Sketch of W. H. Peck

W.H. Peck, dealer in lumber, coal, lime, etc., was born in Onondaga County, N.Y., in 1854; received his education from the High School of Syracuse. In 1879 he moved to Sac County, Ia., and in the autumn of the same year purchased above business of H.J. Simpson. Office on Main Street, near depot. He is assisted by F.M....

Biographical Sketch of C. L. Sherwood

C.L. Sherwood, agent for the Iowa Land Company, was born in Berlin township, Delaware County, O., in June, 1817; remained there until 1854, and then moved to Clinton, Ia., where he engaged in farming. In 1873 he came to Sac County, purchased land in Clinton township, which he improved, and still owns, the farming being conducted by his sons. Mr. Sherwood was for several years postmaster at Wall Lake, also was postmaster in Clinton township before the office was abandoned. He became agent for the above company in 1873; office with W.H. Peck, lumber dealer. Mr. S. is one of the solid republicans of this...

Biographical Sketch of N. Wright

N. Wright, president of the bank of Wall Lake, was born in Cedar County, Ia., in 1846; resided there until the autumn of 1871, then purchased 320 acres of land in Sac county, on which he moved the spring following. He farmed until Feb., 1882, when he established the bank. Does a general banking business; this is the only established bank in Wall Lake. W.S. Bell, the cashier, is a gentleman of extensive experience in the banking...

Biographical Sketch of H. B. Allen

H.B. Allen, postmaster of the firm of Allen & Jacobs, dealers in hardware and agricultural implements, was born in Clinton county, N.Y., in 1835; moved to Elgin, Ill., in 1855, and engaged in farming. In 1860 moved to De Kalb County, Ill. He enlisted in the 95th Ill. Vol. Inft., served three years. He was with Gen. Grant in the Vicksburg campaign, and was wounded, losing a portion of his right hand; was discharged in July, 1865. In 1867 he came to Sac County, Ia., and engaged in farming. He moved to Wall Lake in the autumn of 1874, and established his present business. He was appointed postmaster in May, 1881. Mr. Jacobs, formerly of Benton County, Ia., became a member of the firm in Jan., 1882. They carry a large and complete stock of hardware. The agricultural warehouse is on the comer of Main and First sts. They handle goods from all the leading...

Biographical Sketch of George Burgan

George Burgan, grain dealer and manager of D. Wayne & Co.’s business at Wall Lake, was born in Wayne county, O., in 1845; moved with parents to Muscatine, Ia. In 1862 he enlisted in the 35th la. Vol. Inft.; was at the sieges of Vicksburg, Nashville, Pleasant Hill; was up the Red river with Gen. Banks. He was discharged in 1865, and returned to Iowa. In 1867 he located in Carroll County and engaged in farming until 1874, when he engaged in the grain business. Office and warehouse on First Street. They shipped during the year 1881 one hundred cars of...

Biographical Sketch of J. Elliott

J. Elliott, proprietor of the Eureka House, came to Wall Lake in Feb., 1882, from Ames, where he had resided for twenty years. The hotel is on the comer of Main and First streets, is well furnished and a first-class house.

Biographical Sketch of J. J. Jones

J.J. Jones & Sons, grain dealers, formerly of Chicago, Ill., where they were engaged in the livery business several years; came to Wall Lake, Ia., in Jan., 1881, and purchased the elevator and business of G.W. Pitcher. Elevator has capacity of ten thousand bushels, and employs two men. During the year 1881 they shipped two hundred cars of grain. The business is conducted by J.J. Jones, Jr.; office on 1st....

Biographical Sketch of E. L. Pierce

E. L. Pierce, dealer in hardware, tinware, stoves, etc., was born in Linn County, Ia., in Oct., 1850; received education at Mt. Vernon College, and engaged in farming until 1874, then moved to Cedar County and engaged in milling with Peet Bros. He remained there four years then moved to Wall Lake and engaged in present business in March, 1878. He makes specialties of Fuller, Warren & Co’s stoves and the Glidden barbed...
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