Church Denomination Websites

The following is a list of some major church denominations                 and the websites for them

Seventh-day Adventist Church   http://www.adventist.org

Assemblies of God  http://www.ag.org

Southern Baptist Convention   http://www.sbc.net

Catholic Church http://w2.vatican.va/content/vatican/en.html

United Church of Christ  http://www.ucc.org

Churches of Christ  http://church-of-christ.org

Episcopal Church USA (Anglican)  http://www.episcopalchurch.org

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America  http://www.goarch.org

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America http://www.elca.org

Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod   http://www.lcms.org

United Methodist Church   http://www.umc.org

Presbyterian Church–U.S.A.   http://www.pcusa.org

Other websites for the major traditions

Calvinism    http://www.reformed.org

Catholicism   http://www.catholic.net

Eastern Orthodox  http://www.assemblyofbishops.org

Orthodoxy   http://www.orthodox.org

Mennonites   http://www.mennolink.org

 

 

 

War Letters World War II

An article in the newspaper “Norfolk Daily News”, Tuesday, May 30, 2000 on page 2 had a story about letters being sent and received from military members.  The names below are those that were mentioned in the article.

“Stan McComber to his sister-in-law after he visited the grave of his brother and her late husband.”

“One from Pvt 1st Class Donald Luedtke, who was in Taejon, Korea, with the U.S. Army 24th Division.”

“Lt. Frank Rogers of Omaha served in World War II along side his brother, Bernard, who was killed in action.” A letter he sent to his father.

“Capt. Margaret Gaule of Omaha sent to her husband, while stationed in Okinawa during World War II.”

 

Pioneer Farm Family awards

The following names come the newspaper “Norfolk Daily News”, Saturday, June 3, 2000 on page 2. These are the ones who were given the award in 2000 and are the area recipients for 19 counties. “In order to qualify, a parcel of land must have been owned consecutively by members of the same family for at least 100 years.” This list will be as listed in the newspaper by county then by name and city.

Antelope — Allen & Janice Dozler, Elgin; Dale Johnson,  Brunswick; Lehr Farms, Omaha;                    Willie Shrader, Ewing; Robert Scott, Tilden; Bill & Nancy Wylie, Elgin

Boone — CK Farms Incorporated, Albion; Mildred Greitens, Petersburg;                                              Mrs. Warren Wilton, Petersburg

Boyd — Donald & Joan Hoffman, Omaha; Thomas & Joanne Langan, O’Neill;                                  Walter & Lucille Motacek, Spencer; Alberta Sieler, Lynch

Burt — Virginia Follstad, Whitewater, Wisconsin

Cedar — Kathleen Brodersen, Yanton, South Dakota; Dalton Gillilan, Wausa;                                     Claire & Norma Janssen, Coleridge; John and Norbert Leise, Wynot;                                   David & Marlene Pick, Coleridge; Larry & JoAnn Rathgeber, Coleridge

Cherry — Claude & Bruce Reyman, Wood Lake; Mary Carr Swendener, Mullen

Colfax — Emil & H. Nadine Beran, Howells; Eugene & Jerane Figgner, Fremont;                                Duane Horn, Schuyler; Leonard Shonka, Schuyler

Cuming — Mark Harstick, West Point; Brian & Doreen Fischer, West Point;                                          Marcella Schlecht, West Point; Amos & Laverne Schulzkump, West Point

Dixon — Walter & Dorothy Hale, Allen; Lavern & Opal Harder, Wayne;                                               Leroy & Helen  Hoesing, Newecastle; Edwin & Esther Schwarten, Emerson;                      Jerry & Karma Thomas, Newcastle

Dodge — Ronald Dames, Scribner; Anna Mae Elkmeier, Dodge; Lou Kroenke, Dodge;                      Robert & Louella Larsen, Fremont

Holt — Kenneth Coolidge, Lincoln;  Edward & Margretha Kaczor, O”Neill;                                        Walter Kollman, Atkinson; Albert Thoendel, Ewing;                                                                Norman & Genelle Trowbridge, Page; Widtfeldt Trust, O”Neill

Keya Paha –Denis Palmer, Springview; Gerald & Lois Titus, Springview;                                                  Brad Weston, Boyne City, Michigan

Knox — Roger & Cindy Effle, Orchard; Merle Milne, Creighton;                                                            Brandon Novak, Yankton, South Dakota; Robert & Norma Morrill, Creighton;                        Janice Peed, Verdigre

Madison — Janet Heath, Cedar Bluffs; Donald Koenig, Newman Grove;                                                 Danny & Peggy Patzel, Newman Grove

Pierce — Scott & Constance Bloomquist, McLean; Arvid & Sharon Monson, Wausa;                          Dennis Wacker, Osmond

Platte — Dennis & Norene Kuhr, Creston; Jerry & Darlene Herchenbach, Humphrey;                       Marilyn Theilen Vrana, Aurora

Rock — Allen Sybrant, Bassett

Stanton — Mardelle Gnirk, Hoskins; Esther Roker Wantlin, Stanton;                                                      Margaret Schellpeper, Stanton

Wayne — Dennis & Gloria Evans, Winside; Norman Haglund, Wayne;                                                   Zita Jenkins, Wayne; Kathleen Karr Caughenour, Cheyenne, Wyoming;                               Dallas & Marcella Schellenberg, Winside

 

 

 

 

Dr. Richard Tanner, showman known as Diamond Dick

Article in the newspaper “Norfolk Daily News”, Wednesday, June 7, 2000 on page 8 shares information on this doctor who was also a showman in the wild west shows. He was a famous marksman and horseman before he became a physician. He traveled with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show and later had his own attraction “Diamond Dick’s Wild West Shows”, and later took his act to the vaudeville state and circuses.

The story about him can be found it the article.  He is buried at Norfolk, Nebraska.

Peace United Church of Christ

Today the Peace United Church of Christ is located five miles northeast of Norfolk enroute to Hoskins. The story of the beginning of this church can be found in the newspaper “Norfolk Daily News”, Friday, June 2, 2000 on page 20.  It tells how the various mergers with other churches and denominations have taken it to where it is today.

This article was the final installment of a 36-week series of stories on Norfolk church architecture and congregational information that was written by Mel Hintz, a Norfolk free-lance writer.

 

Zion Congregational Church

German Evangelical  Zion Congregational Church of Norfolk practices were basically Lutheran. The early members came to the United States from Russia and were known as German Russians. “They came over as Lutherans, but after their arrival here, they were warmly welcomed by the Rev. Paul Burkhardt, a Congregational minister who helped them form a church.”  The church was formed in 1906, a loan applied for in 1907 and the church was built in 1908 mostly by the members themselves. “During the early decades the name of the church changed a number of times. At one point, it was named the ‘German Lutheran Congregational Church Zion of Norfolk’.”  It has held a number of other names as some new beginnings of churches met here. As they outgrew this location they moved to other locations or built a new building for their use.

In the article it was sharing the story about the location and the new church started here called ‘Iglesia del cuerpo di Cristo,’ which means Church of the Body of Christ.

The full article on this can be found in “Norfolk Daily News”, Friday, May 26, 2000 on page 8.

 

 

 

“Madison Star-Mail” 2016 death listing

The following list is from the  newspaper “The Madison Star-Mail” taken from the
Jan. 5, 2017 issue.  However, the list below is being shown alphabetized.
The one in the paper was listed by death date or funeral date.

The information below will be by surname, name, maiden name in (      ) when shown and then birth date  —  death date. In a few places it will be just the funeral date

Anderson, Joan  March 8, 1925 — May 7, 2016

Bartak, Sharon   December 28, 1936 — August 10, 2016
Becker, Willis “Bill”   July 16, 1922 — March 21, 2016
Blank, Margaret   February 14, 1925 — December 24, 2016

Custer, Carsen Lyn     Jan. 2, 2016 death date

Deets. Martin   May 11, 1924 — December 21, 2016
Deets, Norma   September 12, 1931 — December 21, 2016
Dittberner, Bruce   September 23, 1936 — March 14, 2016
Dohmen, Vincent   July 3, 1933 — April 17, 2016

Engel, Delaney   May 16, 2016 — May 20, 2016

Frauendorfer, Donna   December 14, 1937 — May 21, 2016
Frauendorfer, James   June 5, 1935 — November 4, 2016
Freudenburg, Julie   February 14, 1962 — April 28, 2016
Freudenburg, Victor   May 22, 1927 — May 10, 2016
Frisch, Elsie   October 12, 1921 — August 31, 2016

Graber, Nora   March 28, 1919 — July 27, 2016
Gronenthal, Emily   November 3, 1976 — May 17, 2016

Heiderman, Patricia    February 13, 1955 — April 16, 2016
Homolka Linda    September 5, 1951 — March 10, 2016

I

Just, Florence   May 26, 1921 — June 20, 2016

Kirstine Kristin     Nov. 2, 1964 — Jan. 28, 2016
Knapp, Edward   September 30, 1923 — April 24, 2016

Landholm, Clair   December 22, 1945 — November 16, 2016

Malone, Edmund    May 11, 1923 — March 21, 2016
McCallum, Janice   May 24, 1939 — May 27, 2016
Moser, Paul   March 14, 1938 — December 28, 2016 funeral date

N

Olmer, Rose Mary   July 16, 1926 — October 23, 2016
Osantowski, Elaine   July 31, 1946 — November 18, 2016 funeral date

Polenske, Sharon   August 29, 1942 — March 17, 2016

Q

Reese, Lyle   May 11, 1925 — June 15, 2016
Reigle, Kenneth   September 8, 1928 — April 24, 2016
Reigle, Richard “Dick”    Dec. 17, 1935 — March 25, 2016
Renner, Mary   December 25, 1920 — December 11, 2016
Riehart, LeMar   September 28, 1921 — August 6, 2016
Rollman, James   Aug. 27, 1956 — Feb. 15, 2016

Sawyer, Duane   November 21, 1945 — June 5, 2016
Schmeckpeper, Elaine   October 22, 1921 — June 18, 2016
Schmidt, Evelyn    Feb. 4, 1921 — Jan. 11, 2016
Schmidt, Logan Connor    Aug. 27, 2014 — Dec. 23, 2015
Schmidt, Ruth   April 14, 1918 — March 26, 2016
Schmitz, Addie   April 14, 1923 — July 24, 2016
Schulz, Arnold   January 12, 1918 — September 14, 2016
Stacey, Linda   January 25, 1941 — July 2, 2016
Stewart, Ealine     March 12, 2016 funeral date
Sullivan, Jason      Feb. 20, 2016 death date

Treinies, Julie          Dec. 25, 2015 death date

U

Volsicka, Robert   August 7, 1927 — August 13, 2016

Weetman, Joan Tousignant   September 15, 1928 — June 17, 2016
Wells, Mike    July 31, 1962 — Feb. 1, 2016
Wilcox, Dwain   August 9, 1925 — December 3, 2016
Wolken, Michael   December 6, 1952 — August 19, 2016

X

Y

Zabel, Kathryn (Kasik)    September 17, 1924 — April 10, 2016