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1934 (probably from the Fergus Falls paper)
Candaux is Found Dead in Home Here... Came to Otter Tail County in 1869--Worked for Flat-Boat McLane;
Frank Candaux, who for many years has made his home at 711 Beech Avenue east, across from the Larfald store, was found dead ... Thursday afternoon...Frank Candaux was born August 19, 1852 and was in his 82nd year. He had lived in Otter Tail county 65 years last March and in Minnesota 78 years. He came to this county with his parents in 1869 and they were among the very first settlers in the Elizabeth Erhard country. Mr. Candaux moved to this city from Elizabeth in 1914. When Mr. Candaux and his parents came to this county, there were no houses where Fergus Falls now stands. The river was high and the party of newcomers were compelled to go to the Matthew Wright crossing at Dayton Hollow there were twelve sleds drawn by ox teams with settlers who came to build houses, cut hay and put in crops enough to maintain their families the next winter. They reached th site of Fergus Falls on March 30, 1869. In the party were Rudolph Niggeler, Louis Candaux (father of Frank, Alex Erhard, Casper, Abraham and Thomas Zimmerman, Peter Knobel, Ed and Herman Burau, Jacob Frey and others. Alex Ehard and Louis Candaux had been here the year before and picked out the land they wanted but returned to Osseo in the fall to get ready for he pilgrimage that was to start on March 14, 1869. When the caravan arrived at the Niggeler location they unloaded temporarily till each could find land that suited. Construction of log houses was begun immediately and as soon as he weather would permit the prairie land was prepared for crops--gardens first for the families and then just a few acres of wheat. All the door and window frames had to be made by hand form lumber that was none too dry. the sash were bought at Alexandria when they passed through there. Indians were numerous and Mr. Candaux often told of the many times he was frightened by Indians when they [sentence blurred]...Mr. Niggeler was the merchant among [blurred] the band of whites. his stock of trade consisted of a dry goods box full of the necessities of life. As soon as buildings and gardens were in shape in the spring of 1869 some of the men started back to Osseo with their oxen. They had to leave the sleds because the snow was gone. There they loaded up their women, children and provisions and returned to the Elizabeth country, arriving on June 16. During the absence of the men, Mr. Candaux and one of Mr. Casper Zimmerman's boys were left along. There were many nights they got no sleep because of fear of Indians. In 1847(?) Frank Candaux flat boated with flour from the Page and Scott mill, now the Red River mill, with "Flatboat" McLane in charge. The trip usually took form six to eight weeks. the flatboats were made of rough lumber and when the fleet reached Winnipeg the boats were taken carefully apart and the lumber sold. the cost of taking the boats back to Fergus Falls would have bee far greater than value of the boats. the men came back on the stage and it usually took two days and two nights. The stages traveled night and day and changed horses about every twenty miles. Mr. Candaux was paid $2.75 a day while building the boats. On the river trip, the pay was $40 a month with board and free transportation home. That was considered good money in those days. Mr. Candaux carried chains for many of the old-time surveyors. He helped survey several of the townships in this vicinity and also in Wilkin county, Clay and Becker counties [can't read the next part] Deceased is mourned by seven children. they are Mrs. Jennie Murphy, Whitefish, Mont, Andrew Candaux, Jolliet, Mont., Louis Candaux, Rupert, Idaho, David Candaux, Deer River, Minn., Mrs. Emil Zahn, St. Cloud; Mrs. Mary Freeman, California; Mrs. Ahas Summer, Vancouver; Two daughters have passed away. He is also survived by one brother, George Candzux, Loomis, Calif., two sisters Mrs. Mary Buor, Helena, Mont and Mrs. Minnie Ekness of this city. Two brothers and one sister have preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 12:30 o'clock

The Perham Enterprise

Perham, Otter Tail County, Minnesota
Thursday, February 21, 1935
John Chambers who has been a patient at the Fergus Falls hospital the past six years, died of apoplexy Thursday evening. Mr. Chambers was born at Cleveland July 7, 1883. He was married to Jessie Munson, who is left to mourn with five children, two sons, John who attends Concordia College at St. Paul and Robert at home and three daughters, Marjorie and Dorothy who are employed at Minneapolis and Halcey at home. Funeral was held from the M. E. Church Sunday afternoon, Rev. Stephens officiating. Burial was made in the public cemetery. The pall bearers were Albert Benke, W. G. Otto, Louie Albraham, Ben Stender, Albert Zitzow, Louie Sieling.

The Perham Bulletin

Perham, Otter Tail County, Minnesota
Thursday, March 19, 1903
Miss Clapp

The eldest daughter of Senator and Mrs. Clapp, died at St. Paul, on Saturday morning, after a lingering illness. The sympathy of the many friends of the family is extended to the bereaved parents.

Fergus Falls Daily Journal

Otter Tail County, Minnesota

:April 6,1898

   The death of Mrs. Florence Clemmer last Friday morning, cast a gloom over the entire community, though it had long been a certainty, from her feebled condition that death was inevitable. She was the daughter of Mr.& Mrs. M. P. Burrows and was 23 years of age. She was married to John Clemmer in December 1895 and leaves one child, a boy about a year old and a sorrowing husband to mourn her loss. The funeral which was attended by a large number of people was held from the M.E. church last Sunday and the remains interred in the cemetery at this place. Being a sufferer from that dreadful disease-consumption, her death was not un-expected, yet her loss will be none the less keenly felt by the loving ones who are left to mourn her departure. The sympathy of hosts of friends is extended to the bereaved family.

Fergus Falls Daily Journal

Otter Tail County, Minnesota

April 5 1927

Third Death in Family in year.

Two Brothers and one sister die within Few months of each other

Deer Creek; April 5---- The Funeral of Horace Clemmer was held Wednesday afternoon from the Methodist Episcopal church. Rev. Grace Downs officiating. The body being brought here from Montana. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery. The death of Mr. Clemmer is the third in the family in a year...A brother Nels Clemmer of this place Died April 5, a year ago. In less then a month later, the only sister Mrs. Joe Butler died in her home in California and was brought back here for burial and now another brother has passed on.

Fergus Falls Daily Journal

Otter Tail County, Minnesota

May 6,1952

Former Deer Creek Resident dies at 81

John Clemmer dies in Bemidji, Burial at Deer Creek

Deer Creek (special) -  John Clemmer, a resident here for many years, died Sunday at his home in Bemidji. He had suffered a stroke three years ago and never fully recovered. He was 81 years old. Mr. Clemmer's parents were pioneer residents of Deer Creek living in the home now owned by Harry Johnson. There were four sons, Nels, Horance and Ed and a daughter Mrs. Vina Bitler in the family. John is the last member of his family. He is survived by his wife and several children. Funeral services will be held Thursday in Bemidji. Burial will be in in the family lot in Fairview cemetery at Deer Creek. It is expected the funeral party will reach Deer Creek about 4 pm Thursday.

Note...The family Bible records show another brother Willis who died in Canada in 1945

Area man's service set.

Funeral services for John D. Clemmer, 80 who died Sunday in Rockwood township, will be held at one pm Thursday at the Olson Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Page will officiate and interment is in Fairview Cemetery at Deer Creek. Mr. Clemmer, who died at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Boyd Leonard, has been in ill health for several years. He was born November 5,1871 at Austin Minnesota. In his youth he resided with his family in North and South Dakota. In 1902 Mr. Clemmer moved from Deer Creek to Bemidji and then Wilton. He went to Buzzle Township in 1904 to homestead. Where he lived until about 15 years ago, upon retirement from farming. Mr. Clemmer then lived in Solway and for the past two years was a resident of Pinewood. Survivors are his wife, Rosalie, two sons, Arthur, Portland, Oregon. George, Ridgefield, Washington, one daughter, Mabel Erickson, Ridgefield, Washington. 14 grandchildren, one nephew, and five nieces.

Fergus Falls Daily Journal

Otter Tail County, Minnesota

September 28, 1927

Formerly lived at Deer Creek

Mrs. John (Mary) Clemmer, who will be remembered as Miss Judson, dies of Apoplexy

Deer Creek,Sept.28----A message just received her announces the death of Mrs. John Clemmer, which occurred Tuesday forenoon at 10 o'clock at Pinewood Minnesota near Bemidji. She was stricken with Apoplexy last December, and has been confined to her bed ever since. Her right side being Paralyzed. Mrs. Clemmer was about 45 years of age, and was the daughter of the late George and Ellen Judson, her maiden name being Miss. Mary Judson. She was born and grew to womanhood in Deer Creek, making her home here until her removal to Pinewood about fifteen years ago. The Family resided on and owned what is now the Gust Lind farm south of this Village. She is survived by her husband, her son Arthur, aged about 21,and a daughter, Mabel, aged about 18. Mr. Clemmer has had more then his share of sorrow in recent years, his brother, Nels and his only sister, Mrs. J. M. Butler having died a year ago last spring, and his brother Horance, having died last Fall. Mrs. Clemmer's body will be brought here and the funeral will take place from the Deer Creek M.E. church Friday afternoon, the burial being in the family lot in the cemetery here.

Fergus Falls Daily Journal

Otter Tail County, Minnesota

April 13,1926

Nels Clemmer Dies in the West

Deer Creek Resident goes to California for Health-Dies on arrival

Deer Creek, April 13--The death of Nels Clemmer occurred Monday in the home of his sister, Mrs. J. M. Butler at Sacramento, Cal. Where he had gone only 2 weeks ago, in hopes that change of climate might help him. A few years ago he was stricken with Apoplexy. He recovered so that he was about again and able to work some, but the past year he has failed slowly...About a month ago he was taken violently ill while sitting in the Stewart grocery. He was hurried home and a physician called, but very little could be done. His sister and her husband arrived from California to be with him and urged him to go back with them, where it was hoped the climate would help him. He became worse while on the way and upon reaching his sisters home was put to bed where he slept peacefully away. Nels was born near Austin, Minnesota and was 52 years of age. He came here with his parents from Austin 37 years ago. His father died many years ago and he then stayed with his mother in the old home until her death a few years ago. Since then he has lived alone, until last Spring when Mr. & Mrs. H. W. Johnson rented the home and he made his home with them. He leaves to mourn his passing, one sister, Mrs. J. M. Butler of Sacramento, California and four brothers. John of Pinewood, Minnesota. Ed and Will of Sidney, Montana. and Hod who is in Washington. The funeral took place Sunday at two o'clock from the M.E. Church. The Rev. Grace Downs officiating. The church was filled, many coming from a distance to attend. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery beside his Mother and Father. The Quarette, consisting of James Aitchison, Prof. Mark, Dolly Bean, and Mrs. J. C. Guin with Mrs. W. L. Junkin at the piano rendered very beautiful selections. The flowers were lovely, a blanket of Roses entirely covered the casket was sent by the citizens of the village, showing their sympathy in the loss of a fellow citizen.


Perham, Otter Tail County, Minnesota
Thursday, October 1, 1903
Mrs. Jennie L. Cross, of this place died at her home, on Tuesday afternoon from diabetes. Deceased has been a great sufferer from this disease for the past 26 years and death came as a relief from her sufferings. She was 60 years old at the time of death, and was married 42 years ago to J. C. Cross, who survives her. Two children were born to the couple, but both have been dead a number of years. Mrs. Cross although sick for so many years, bore it bravely, and by her pleasant manner drew about her a large circle of friends. The poor heart broken husband was devotedly attached and is entitled to the sympathy of all in his bereavement. The funeral will be held from the Methodist church today and the remains will be interred in the cemetery at Rush Lake, in the family lot, beside the children.


The Perham Bulletin

Perham, Otter Tail County, Minnesota

February 15, 1894

Death of Mr. and Mrs. Curo

Word comes to us that Mr. E. Curo, formerly of Perham, died at Kingston, Idaho, on September 29th, 1893; also that his wife, Mrs. M. J. Curo, died at Mason, Wisconsin, December 29th, 1893. The deceased leave four children, Mrs. A. Cloud and J. A. Curo, of Duluth, Mrs. C. Williams, of Mason, Wisconsin, and Mrs. E. Pelton, of Colfax, Washington. Mr. Curo was one of the first settlers in Perham, and engaged in lumbering and hotel keeping for a number of years. He moved west some eight or ten years ago, making his home in Washington and Idaho. He was in his 60th year, and was a great sufferer from dyspepsia, from which he died. Mrs. Curo went to Washington for her health six years ago, returning to Minnesota and Wisconsin last October, visiting with her daughters and son. Her death occurred at Mrs. Williams in Mason, of pneumonia.


Perham Enterprise Bulletin

Perham, Otter Tail County, Minnesota

Thursday, January 3, 1935

Relatives Receive Word of Death

Mrs. Vincent Cybulski, the former Anna Palubicki, died at Plentywood Montana, following an operation for appendicitis, according to word received here by relatives Monday. Mrs Cybulski was a sister of the late Jacob and Paul Palubicki and of Henry Palubicki of Corliss and Mrs Mike Sazama of Edna town.



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