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July 11, 2014

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   Monday callers with Sweer, Florence and Sharon Arends were Leland and Jeanie Krull, Mesa Arizona.  Leland is a nephew to Sweer.  

Sympathy to the Lenz families.  Jennie Lenz age 99 died on Friday July 4, 2013 at the Country Cottage in Adrian MN.

  Last Week visitors with Jim Mulder were; Charlie and Gerda Janssen, Luverne, Sharon Janssen, Ellsworth, Deb Leuthold, Jamie Tiesler and Ivy rural Ellsworth.  

Sympathy to the Schweitzer families.  Their brother James (Jim) Schweitzer, age 74 (EHS class 1957) died on Sunday July 6, 2014 at Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Jim's local siblings are Elaine Klingenberg, Sioux Falls SD; Beth Duwenhoegger, Linda Klingenberg, Adrian, Arthur Schweitzer, Janet Stoll, Wayne Schweitzer, and Laura Boltjes all from Ellsworth.  

Sunday visitors with Sweer, Florence and Sharon Arends were; Keith and Marvella Klaahsen, Sibley IA, Glen and Barb Arends, Lester IA, Ervin and Lori Arends, Little Rock, IA, Valerie Arends, Minneapolis, Jeremy Arends, Iowa City, IA, Doug Arends, Sioux Fall, SD, and Daryl Kruger, Ellsworth.  They all helped Doug celebrate his 62nd birthday.  

Approximately 100 people (It was sort of hard getting an accurate count with all the Schweitzer's hammer toes) attended the John and Margaret Schweitzer descendants family reunion .  The festive day was held at the Leo Schweitzer farm, rural Adrian.  This is a Century Farm started by the Klinkhammer's (Margaret Schweitzer parents).  The Reiter farm West of Ellsworth is a Century Farm settled by the Schweitzer's.  Families that had representation were the Al Schweitzer family (Illinois), Leo Schweitzer family (Minnesota, Arizona, Iowa and perhaps elsewhere), Norbert Schweitzer family, (Minnesota and South Dakota), Julia Schweitzer Sieve family. (Minnesota),  Mildred Schweitzer Sieve family (Minnesota) Esther Schweitzer Koch family (South Dakota), Edna Schweitzer Reiter family (Minnesota, Connecticut, and Missouri)  I apologize if I left any family out ! ! Many tales were told and perhaps some of them should have been left in the bag.  One that particular interested this reporter was that my Grandma Schweitzer did not especially care about the local newsy paper as they often reported when she and a daughter-in-law or daughter went out of town shopping.  If she happen to wear the clothes to church or where ever after the adventure many women would ask did you get that when you were out shopping. So she started hiding them in her closet and did not wear them for two or three weeks after.  I wonder what Grandma would think if she knew her Granddaughter (ME) was now one of the reporters that reports news for The Ellsworth Voice. (Yes, Grandma if it is news, I report it.) One of the most interesting reports of the day was from Rose  (Schweitzer) Kahnke she went into depth about the Klinkhammer family that was raided in the Sioux Indian War around the Mankato area and how 20 Indians were hanged for their part of the Massacre when they raided the farms.  

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