Location: Crawford County IA

Bork, William – Obituary

Milton-Freewater- William Bork, 99 of Route 3 died November 23, 1988 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Walla Walla. The funeral will be 11 a.m., Monday, at Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home. 902 S. Main st., Milton-Freewater Cemetery, Cemetery Road. Memorial contributions may be made to the Quiet Hour. Bork was born September 17, 1889 in Westside, Iowa to Rudlph and Bertha Treptow Bork. The seventh of nine children, he moved west with his family in 1891 and settled on a homestead north of Flora, Ore. He attended school through the seventh grade in Flora. When he was 21, he homesteaded near Flora and continued farming until his retirement. Upon returning from serving in the U.S. Army during World War 1, he married Agnes Lindley in Enterprise on May 14, 1919, a union that lasted 69 years. In 1939, they moved to their home on Stateline. Bork was a member of the Stateline Seventh-day Adventist Church. Survivors include his wife, at home: a son, Herbert Bork of Pendleton: a daughter, Wanda Esposito of Highland, Calif; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A son, Leonard Bork, died in 1959. Walla Walla Union Bulletin- November...

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Bork, R. A. – Obituary

R. A. Bork Dies Aged Nearly 93 North End Resident Born In Germany and Came To County In 1891. Rudolph A. Bork, one of the oldest residents of the county, died Friday, Nov. 18, 1938, at the home of his son, William, near Flora, where he had made his home a few years. He would have been 93 years old next march. He was in good health until his last illness, and attended a family picnic at Wallowa lake early in October. Before that he had visited around with his children and grandchildren and always had found some chores he could do at each home, usually splitting wood. Funeral services were held Monday at the Methodist church, Flora, conducted by Rev. Charles F. Cole. Several numbers were sung by a quartet composed of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ralls, Mrs. Charley Poole and Grant Johnson, accompanied by Macie Lu Poole. The pallbearers were Charley and Delbert McCall, Lynn Johnson, Ralph Jewell, Wayne Nedrow and Randall Ralls. Burial was in Flora cemetery. Mr. Bork was born in Germany March 27, 1846, and was married Jan. 26, 1872. he and his wife came to the United States in 1884 and in 1891 drove into Wallowa county and homesteaded and spent the remainder of their lives here. Mrs. Bork, who was born April 3, 1852, died at Flora Nov. 13, 1934. Surviving are...

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Bork, R. G. – Obituary

Lostine, Wallowa County, Oregon R. G. Bork Services Held Rudolph G. Bork, a retired farmer of Lostine, passed away at his home on Saturday, March 15, 1975. He was born April 20, 1885 at Westside, Crawford County, Iowa, son of Rudolph and Bertha Bork. On Oct. 17,1909 he was married to Rena B. Miller at Flora. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of Wallowa. Survivors include his wife, Rena, at the Lostine home; two sons, Marvin, Nine Mile Falls, Wash., and Roy of Wallowa; a sister, Lesia Evans, Enterprise, two brothers, Ira of Baker and William of Milton Freewater; and three grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Memorial services were Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Bollman Chapel with President Dallas McCrae officiating, assisted by Speaker Lester Westenskow of La Grande, with prayer by Robert Barney and Reid Blacker, and with dedication of grave by Paul Bartmess. Carol McCrae and Florence Pullen sang: “I Stand All Amazed” and “Oh, My Father”. Casket bearers were: Amos Evans, Doke Cole, Harley Caudle, Lyle Cherry, Spencer Bacon and Hoke Ollis; and vault interment was in the Lostine Cemetery. Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday March 20,...

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Bork, Bertha Treptow – Obituary

Flora, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. R. A. Bork passed away at her home north of Flora, Tuesday Evening at 4:50, Nov. 13, 1934. After an illness of 4 days. Bertha Treptow was born in Rinefield Germany, April 3, 1852. She was united in marriage to Rudolph Bork, January 26, 1872. They resided in Germany 13 years, then crossed the Atlantic and moved to Westside, Iowa, where they made their home 7 years before coming to Oregon in 1891. Nine children were born to this union, eight of which are living. Frank Bork having passed away six years ago. Mrs. Bork is survived by the following children: Fred Bork, Mrs. Eda Conrad, Mrs. Lesia Evans, Rudolph Bork, Mrs. Lillie Evans, William Bork, Ira Bork and Mrs. Bertha Evans. There are 30 grand-children and 13 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Bork united with the Lutheran Church at the age of 14 years and remained a faithful Christian until the end. Card of Thanks We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their help and kindness during the loss of our beloved wife and mother and also for the beautiful flowers-R. A. Bork and family Chieftain, Enterprise, OR – November 15, 1934 Mrs. R. A. Bork Passes Mrs. R.A. Bork died at her home, three miles north of Flora from heart attack, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 1934. Just last Wednesday a week ago she walked...

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Bork, R. A. Mrs. – Obituary

Flora Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. R. A. Bork passed away at her home north of Flora, Tuesday Evening at 4:50, Nov. 13, 1934. After an illness of 4 days. Bertha Treptow was born in Rinefield Germany, April 3, 1852. She was united in marriage to Rudolph Bork, January 26, 1872. They resided in Germany 13 years, then crossed the Atlantic and moved to Westside, Iowa, where they made their home 7 years before coming to Oregon in 1891. Nine children were born to this union, eight of which are living. Frank Bork having passed away six years ago. Mrs. Bork is survived by the following children: Fred Bork, Mrs. Eda Conrad, Mrs. Lesia Evans, Rudolph Bork, Mrs. Lillie Evans, William Bork, Ira Bork and Mrs. Bertha Evans. There are 30 grand-children and 13 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Bork united with the Lutheran Church at the age of 14 years and remained a faithful Christian until the end. Bork, R.A. Mrs. Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon, Obit Mrs. R. A. Bork Passes Mrs. R.A. Bork died at her home, three miles north of Flora from heart attack, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 1934. Just last Wednesday a week ago she walked from Flora to spend the day with her daughter, Mrs. Bertha Evans. Friday, she walked to her son’s R. G. Bork’s to spend the day and attended church that same evening in Flora. Saturday...

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Thompson, Mark Pomroy – Obituary

M.P. Thompson Services Held Pioneer Citizen Summoned After Brief Illness Imnaha, Oregon One of the earlier pioneers of Wallowa county and Imnaha, Ore., passed away last Friday when M.P.. Thompson of Little Sheep creek died in the Enterprise hospital following a week’s illness. Mark Pomroy Thompson, son of Eliza and Thomas B. Thompson, was born Oct. 26, 1874; in Dow City, Iowa, and passed away Friday, April 2, 1943, aged 68 years five months and six days. He was married Nov. 23, 1893, to Mable U. Creasy of Imnaha, Ore., and is survived by his widow and four children: Mrs. Ethel Marks, Roy M. Thompson, Mrs. Earl Warnock, and Mrs. Lawrence Potter, all of whom were at his bedside during his last illness. There are also ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Katie R. Markham, two brothers, John E. Thompson of Seattle, Wash., and William B. Thompson of Dow City, Iowa. Mr. Thompson came to Oregon in 1888 with his father and had lived on the Imnaha and in Wallowa county ever since with the exception of one year. In 1890 Mark, then a lad of 16, helped his uncle, T.F. Rich, drive a band of wild horses to Colorado. After the horses were sold the Rich party wintered in Fruita, Colorado, and it is from this town that the post office of Fruita on the Imnaha river...

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Hottendorf, Leonard Marvin – Obituary

Baker County, Oregon Leonard Marvin Hottendorf, 82, of Hermiston, Oregon, died on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003 at the Good Samaritan Center in Hermiston. Memorial service were held on Monday, Feb. 17, 2003 at 10 a.m. at the Burns Mortuary Chapel Hermiston. He was born on July 30, 1920 in Vail, Iowa to parents, Oscar and Hulda Hesse Hottendorf. He grew up and graduated from high school in Iowa. Leonard then joined the United States Navy serving overseas during WWII. He married June Benning and they moved to California and then Montana. To this marriage 2 daughters; LaVera and Lorraine were born and later Leonard and June divorced. Leonard worked as a ranch hand on various ranches in Montana, Nevada, and then Oregon. He married R. Carleen Truscott on June 7, 1980 in Baker City. They moved to Hermiston in 1981 and have lived there since. He worked at Lamb Weston in Hermiston until 1989 when he retired due to failing health. He enjoyed working on cars, fishing, listening to music, going on drives, watching car racing, and spending time with his grandchildren. Leonard was a member of the VFW Post No. 4750, and the American Legion. He is survived by his wife: Carleen Hottendorf, Hermiston, son: Rusty Truscott; Davenport WA,; daughters: LaVera Sanchez; Stanfield, Ore., Lorraine Rodriguez, Arizona, Susan Koeller; Pendleton; Ore,; sisters: Clara Winey and Mabel Teck, Dennison,...

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Schuff, Lillian E. Boyens Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Lillian E. Schuff, 78, of Baker City died Dec. 23, 2000, on Highway 245 near Baker City as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Her funeral was at 2 p.m. today at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel. Chaplain Gary Way of St. Elizabeth Health Services officiated. Mrs. Schuff was born Oct. 26, 1922, at Dennison, Iowa, to Albert and Irene Boyens. After graduating from high school at Stewart, Neb., she began teaching in a one-room schoolhouse there. She moved to Portland to work as a shipyard welder and met Elmer Schuff. They were married in 1946. They raised two children, Allen and Lois, while actively helping other children in the community. After hunting and fishing over many areas of Oregon, the couple fell in love with the Baker area. They decided to retired to Baker City in 1973. They settled at Stices Gulch and enjoyed the wildlife, hunting and fishing opportunities in the area. Survivors include her husband, Elmer; a brother, Walter Boyens; a sister, Jean Gossard; her son, Allen; her daughter, Lois Emerson; and three grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, Ore. 97814. Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January 1, 2001 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Waggoner, Jessie E. (Gunn) – Obituary

September 29, 1949 Waggoner Rites Held Funeral services were conducted at 2 o’clock at the Methodist church at Odebolt Thursday afternoon, September 22, 1949 for Mrs. A. B. Waggoner. The Rev. H. M. Burns officiated. Music was provided by Mrs. Ray Wardrip with Mrs. W. G. Horstman accompanying. Interment was at the Odebolt cemetery. Pall bearers were William Sykes, Walter Schultz, Art Scott, James Cowlham, Chris Sonksen & Glenn Boerner. Jessie E. Gunn, daughter of James N. & Elizabeth Gunn was born in Clinton, Iowa, July 27, 1869. At the age of 12 years she moved with her parents to Crawford County. On March 20, 1888, she was united in marriage to A. B. Waggoner. Eight children were born to this union, six of whom are living. Her husband, on son, Charles and an infant daughter, Helen, preceded her in death. Surviving are Mrs. Will Nelson (Ruby) of Kiron, Russell of Mapleton, Mrs. Hobart Smith (Lettie) of Pocatello, Idaho; Mrs. Levin Anderson, (Faye) of Schleswig, Mrs. Vern Boerner, (Alice) of Odebolt, Lea of Arthur, 16 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives and a host of friends. She lived all her life in the Odebolt community. Since her husband’s death, she has made her home with her children. She became a member of the Methodist church in 1901 joining the Epworth church in Wheeler township. She was...

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Biographical Sketch of Henry K. Ferguson

Henry and Eliza Jane (Anspach) Ferguson moved to Silver Creek Township in 1874. They purchased their land several years before the railroad was built through this area and trains went through in October 1877. They bought railroad lands for $6 per acre. There were no doctors or banks in Ida County then. Before the railroad came through Ida Grove, they did their trading at the nearest railroad points at Storm Lake or Denison, hauling the materials by team. He built his house on the Ida County prairie with lumber purchased and hauled from Storm Lake, Iowa. There were no roads then. Each man had to make his own tracks across the unfenced wild lands of Iowa. Blizzards on the prairie were very trying with the snow blowing deep due to lack of trees and fences. When their grain had to be taken to Durst’s mill down on the Maple River near the present town of Battle Creek to have the grain ground into flour, they traveled by lumber wagon. In 1876, a scourge of grasshoppers swept down the Maple River Valley in Ida County stripping the corn of leaves and silk. The corn then shriveled and dried up. Many people went back to their old homes because they feared starvation. The next spring when the grasshopper eggs hatched, they suddenly took wing and flew away. Henry and Eliza Jane...

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Biographical Sketch of Hans J. Lund

Mr. Lund was born February 7, 1845 in Denmark and came to America in 1864. He traveled to Chicago. He came to Ida County in 1883 and lived on a farm until 1904 when he moved to Arthur, and came to Ida Grove in 1910. He married Mrs. Geo. Heitman November 3, 1883. One son, Max Lund, was born to this marriage. He had four step-children: Andrew Heitman, Frank Heitman, Mrs. Geo. Baker, and Mrs. Martha Weed. He died of blood poisoning, which followed as an aftermath of an operation that was performed at Sioux City May 3 at St. Vincent’s hospital. He was apparently recovering after the operation, when infection set in a week after his return to Ida Grove. His funeral took place at his old farm home near Ida Grove, and he was buried in the Swedish Lutheran Cemetery at Kiron,...

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Biography of Alytte R. Dunn

Alytte R. Dunn, known as Ale, a farmer and stock-raiser of section 23, Logan township, Ida County, was born in Scott County, Iowa, in 1854, a son of A.R. and Margaret (Grace) Dunn, natives of Ohio and New York, respectively. When a young man the father located in Allen’s Grove, Scott Co., IA, and at that time Davenport contained only seven log houses. He was married in that county, where he was engaged in farming until 1890, and in that year the parents went to California. They still reside in that State. The grandparents of our subject, John and Eleanor Dunn, were among the early pioneers of Scott Co., IA, where they afterward died. Grandfather Grace removed from New York to Scott County in the early settlement of that locality, where he spent the remainder of his life. Mr. and Mrs. A.R. Dunn were the parents of five children, viz.: Amzey, married, and resides in Cherokee Co., IA; Alice, wife of Alvin Fowles of Sac County; Jerry, who resides near Trenton, Hitchcock Co., NE; A..R. our subject; and John, married and also resides in Hitchcock County. A.R. Dunn, the subject of this sketch was reared and educated in his native county, where he was early inured to farm labor. In 1877 he entered land in Silver Creek and Galva townships, Ida Co., IA, where he remained until 1881, and...

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