August Raasch, 13 Dec 1922 - Lincoln Evening Journal, Nebraska

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August Raasch, 13 Dec 1922 - Lincoln Evening Journal, Nebraska - **· .-/· - *: · RMSCB A REAL PIONEER ONE OF...
**· .-/· - *: · RMSCB A REAL PIONEER ONE OF THE MEN WHO MADE TOWN OF NOBFOLK. -Story,'Typical of Hardy Frontiers-; men Who Faced Difficulties : of the Early Days. NORFOLK, Neb., Dec. 13.---August Raasch; the only male survivor of the colony of Ixonia, Wis.,' pioneers who drove overland with o'x teams ana Battled what is now the city of Norfolk, Norfolk, ' was buried Tuesday in a little cemetery overlooking the rich Elkhorn Elkhorn Valley, where descendants of the original colony prosper as rich farmers farmers and' prominent business and professional professional men. Raasch lived to see the day when the trails which were broken by the oxen of .his early-day companions became became federal and state aid highways, filled .'with motor-drawn vehicles, traveling at great speed while the sky above. was frequently dotted with flying machines, and the raw prairies which he broke yield enormous enormous crops.' The ptory of August Raasch Is typical typical of .that of other" pioneers who fought the difficulties of pioneer days, and in addition 4s fraught with romance. romance. . It includes along with a of the pioneers, the story of a Wisconsin Wisconsin lad .who .became, a hero .in civil war days, who lay wounded and bleeding on the battlefield of:Gettys. of:Gettys. b^ry^i'prVtwo "days "before "the" cpnr federate«'Picked- him up, and who rafterstMetwarjJoined fij»turdy, colony of men r aia Wmen anTanswered the courted his- sweetheart ai him;;· .thrufr.the .dusk;. of:,:;a oxen westward. : : 'lt."is' i. story 1 of : -a .lad who wedded his sweetheart, became the first post- post- master- of, -the - r town he built,- and whose eleven children -became the; community's prominent 'men and -women, -fiach .presented, with an .improved .improved farm by their pioneer father. Raasch represented' the peace-loving peace-loving and God-fearing American soldier and: pioneer. Before his death he repeated his often-heard admonition "to his fellow men;- ·" ··',· ·· * .- ·" " · - · ' . . . ·--·:-· "Work hard, for in that there is happiness; 'fear God and obey His laws. Don't say unkind things of one another. -Love your neighbors and of on by a was of and makes more bitter the bitter things of life." " -·---"- flying be of of of

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  1. Lincoln Journal Star,
  2. 13 Dec 1922, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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