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Thursday, May 26, 1892

The remains of Duncan Murphy, brother of Shep. Murphy and Mrs. Gemmil were brought here Tuesday evening, from Gull River, and interred in the cemetery yesterday. Deceased was 24 years 7 months old, and died in Gull River Tuesday from a spinal trouble. He was well known in this place, and had hosts of friends who will be pained to hear of his sudden death. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the afflicted relatives.



February 2001


Mrs. Evelyn M. Gill, age 79 of Morristown died on Tuesday, February 6, 2001 in the Pine Haven Care Center, Pine Island. Services were held in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Morristown, on Friday, February 9, 2001 with Reverend Janiece Redman, officiating. Interment was in the Riverside Cemetery, Morristown. Evelyn M., daughter of Clarence and Stata (Ellis) Larson was born on August 9, 1921 in Chester, Iowa. She married Donald W. Gill on June 24, 1938 in Spring Valley. They moved to Morristown in 1959 and owned and operated the Gill Furniture Soter and Gill Funeral Home, Morristown until their retirement. They built the current funeral home in Morristown. She is survived by her husband, Donald; two children, Marion (Donna) Gill of Perham and Ann (Robert P.) Jensen of Byron; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Elinor (George) Schell of San Rafael, Calif.; one brother, Calvin (Jurene) Larson of Roy, Wash. She was preceded in death by her parents; twin great-granddaughters, Kristine and Kari Jensen; two brothers, Jerry and Mervin Larson.


Thursday, February 7, 1935



Mrs. Lucile Marie Gludt, wife of Albert Gludt passed away at the Perham hospital Sunday, February 3 from complications which followed child birth. A son was born on January 4th. Mrs. Gludt died at the age of 25 years, the day of her death being her birthday. She was born on February 3, 1910 as the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ruebke of Perham. She was baptized on February 20, 1910. In 1911 they moved to the village of Dent which has been her home until her death. She was confirmed in the Lutheran church of Dent on May 13, 1923 by Rev. August Sieving. Attended public school in Dent, graduated from Perham high school in 1927. Attended Moorhead State Teachers College and is a graduate of the rural course in 1928. Taught school for five years in the surrounding schools of Dent. Married to Mr. Albert Gludt on August 7, 1932. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 1:15 from the home of her parents and at 2 o’clock from the Dent Lutheran church, Rev. M. Beck officiating. The church was filled and many waited outside, many friends and relatives coming from far and near to pay their last tribute of love and respect to the memory of a young woman. Burial was made in the Lutheran cemetery. There were many beautiful flowers and a nice sum of money as memorial wreaths was given to missions in her memory. She leaves to mourn her husband, infant son, parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ruebke, sister DeLane and brother ArDee and a large number of relatives and friends. The pall bearers were Elmer Benke, DeWitt Kanne, Alfred Krekelberg, Lawrence Stenger, Erwin Tetzlaff and Ruben Harms. Out of town relatives who attended the funeral were Mrs. Mary Gludt and daughter Elizabeth of Perham, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Gludt of Sutton, North Dakota, Ralph Gludt of Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ruebke, Frank and Henry Ruebke and Mrs. Ben Ruebke of Ada, Mrs. Fred Killior and son Loren of Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Lou Borkenhagen of Glenco, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Otto and son Lloyd and daughter Margaret of Wadena, Dr. and Mrs. H. C. Ott of Frazee, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Albright, Sr., and son Vernon, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Albright, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schultz and Mrs. Curtis Vestal of Vergas, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Albright, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Albright, Jr., of Pelican Rapids, Mr. and Mrs. Edw. Doll of Perham, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Clint of Bluffton, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Klinnert of New York Mills, Mrs. Augusta Klinnert and daughter Anna and son August, Mr. and Mrs. Herb Klinnert, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Klinnert, Joe Klinnert of Maine, and Mrs. Jake Tamke of Ada.


We wish to extend our heart felt thanks to all of our relatives and friends for the kindness and assistance shown us during the illness and after the death of our dear wife, mother, daughter and sister. And special thanks is extended for the floral offerings.

        Albert Gludt

        Son Baby Richard

        Mr and Mrs John Ruebke

        DeLane and ArDee


THURSDAY, January 17, 1935


Henry Goettemoeller of St. Henrys, Ohio, a cousin of Mrs. P. W. Doll, B. L. Kemper and Clara Young, and known to many residents of Perham, was gored to death on his farm near that place according to information received here by relatives. Mr. Goettemoeller was alone on the farm, other members of the family having gone to church. He had gone to the barn to do the morning feeding. When the family returned from church expecting to find him ready to attend the next service, he was not at the house. A search discovered his lifeless body in the bull pen. When Emil Goettemoeller, his son, went into the pen to get the body he too was attacked by the bull. Only the intervention of his sister, who heard his shouts, saved him from being the second victim. Armed with a pitchfork the sister drove the infuriated animal away. As it was Emil received three fractured ribs and numerous body bruises. His father’s chest was crushed, his forehead mashed and he had bad bruises about the face and arms. Mr. Goettemoeller is survived by one daughter and four sons.



The Perham Bulletin

Perham, Otter Tail County, Minnesota
Thursday, June 18, 1903

Death of Mrs. D. R. Gorman
The bulletin is called upon this week to announce the death of Mrs. D. R. Gorman, of Merriam Park, St. Paul, which occurred on Friday last. Mrs. Gorman has been an invalid for a number of years, and during that time has been at death’s door repeatedly. With the loving care of devoted sisters and husband, and the best of medical attention, she had been able to retain her hold upon life, until the wasted frame from so much suffering could stand the strain no longer, and the spirit returned to the God who gave it, as a relief. She died as she had lived a devout catholic. It seems but a few short years ago that Mrs. Gorman, then Miss Katie Bridgeman, was a resident among us, where she had a host of friends, drawn about her by her happy disposition and winning ways and it hardly seems possible that she has been called to that great home beyond. But what is born, must die. In the prime of life she has been called to that great home beyond. But was is born, must die. In the prime of life she has been called away, never to return to flesh, but her spirit is among the dear ones left behind. Her life had been lived for those she loved and could assist. Her hand was ever open to the poor and needy, none ever applying to her for relief and being turned away without receiving it. As a neighbor, she was ever accommodating. As a wife and mother she was devotion itself. As a sister she was ready at all times to bear the others burdens. Nearly twelve years ago she was married to Mr. D. R. Gorman, and for a couple of years lived on the Pacific coast, when they returned to Perham where they resided three years, afterwards moving to St. Paul, where they have since remained. Six children, the eldest of whom is ten years and youngest three years, are left without a mothers care and love, and with a heart broken husband and father, will mourn the departed wife and mother. The brothers and sisters, of whom there are four left, Mrs. Shea, of Perham, Miss Maggie Bridgman, of St. Paul, and Messrs. Pat and John Bridgman, of Brainerd are nearly heart broken in their sorrow. For they were devoted to her, and she to them. The remains were brought to Perham Saturday afternoon, and were tenderly watched over by friends, until Sunday afternoon, when they were interred in St. Henrys cemetery, services being held in the church. The funeral was one of the largest ever held in Perham a number of friends coming from a distance to pay their last respects to a dearly beloved and departed friend. The sympathy of all is extended to the bereaved relatives.


Thursday, May 27, 1897

Miss Ila Gruner died at her home last Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock and was buried Saturday at the Devils Lake Cemetery. Deceased was 14 years old and sick but one week.


Thursday, January 28, 1897

Fr. Gunkle, at one time in charge of the Catholic Church at Frazee, died at St. Cloud last Friday. The funeral occurred on Tuesday and was attended by the several priests in this vicinity.


Thursday, February 4, 1897

The St. Cloud Times reports the death of Rev. Carl A. Gunkel. He died very suddenly at Rices, where he as stationed, on Thursday of last week. Death was due to a complication of diseases, Father Gunkel having for years suffered from asthma, and to this was recently added pneumonia. Deceased was one of the oldest, if not the oldest priest, in this diocese, and had he lived till Monday of last week would have been 65 years old. His funeral occurred Tuesday, the interment being made in St. Cloud.



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