Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 14, 1944 · Page 29
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 29

Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 14, 1944
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. North Iowa and Southern Minnesota Farms. Neighborhood Is Related "And They Get Along Together, Too" inn gSuit? - ~.T J l'f - ^ r '""Vs. « 7 " ir ! /*' H ,. '- 7?W£_-:" ,-^^^/jf^ ·*' /w,x;' ^"l The whole neighborhood--east, .west and north of* the Harvey Hemmes place--is related. Mr. Hemmes got quite a chuckle out of telling about it, particularly when the FARM editor tried to write* it ;ill down and got mixed up in the relationships. We hope it's all straight now. The first farm west of Harvey Hemmes, across the road, is that of Johnnie B. Koenen. He is married to Mrs. Hemmes' brother's youngest daughter. That's she in the picture holding the baby, Marieann, born Feb. 4. Her son. Ronald, 3 on March 22, is watching. And there's a story to Mrs. Hemmes' presence the picture. It seems that the Hemmes and Koenen families are on the same party line--u-ith about 14 others--so there was nothing surprising about Mrs. Koenen calling up the photographer at her aunt's house to ask him to come over and take a picture of the baby. She had heard her aunt and the FARM editor arranging the date by telephone a couple o£ days earlier. So Mrs. Hemmes went along and had her picture taken too. Mrs. Koenen didn't know the picture would appear in the paper, however. (How about it, weren't you surprised?) But to get back to all the relatives: The next place w.est of Koenen's is Jerry T. Jurgens'. He is Mrs. Hemmes' other brother's son. Hemmie Hemmes, who lives on the next place west, is Har- vey Hemmes* brother. Hemmie's son, Toby, lives : :j m i l e I'iirthcr west. A mile north of Toby is Bert Koenen, Harvey's sister's son. (He's not related to Johnnie Koenen even though the name is spelled and pronounced the same way--like "Coonan.") North across the section from the Harvey Hemmes farm is that of Herman T. Jurgens, Mrs. Hemmes' brother--and a county supervisor, by the way. A half mile farther north are the 2 farms of Jerry and Toby Jurgens. also Mrs. Hemmes' brothers. A half mile farther north and a half mile west is Ted Mol- lenbeck whose wife is Jerry Jurgens' daughter and Mrs. Har- vey H e m m e s ' niece. Bert Koenen, incidentally, also married one of Jerry Jurgens' daughters so he is related to the Harvey Hemmeses both by blood and 'marriage. Going east from the Harvey Hemmes farm half a mile, one comes to the Bert Mollenbeck farm. He is Harvey's sister's son. On east is another nephew, Harm B. Koenen, And a mile east is Fred Immermann, Harvey's .cousin. Two miles north of Mollenbeck is Bill Hemmes. His father is Harvey Hemmes' brother and his mother is Mrs. Hemmes' sister. (And, incidentally, Bill Hemmes is Photogra- pher Safiord W. Lock's brother- in-law. They married the Pals sisters from Meservey.) Perhaps that's all but it would be more surprising if someone wasn't left out. If so. it wasn't intentional because "they all get along together, loo." as one who is not a member of t h e family testified. But that's not so surprising; it seems to be a very nice family. AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR SERVICE Authorized Carburetor and Electric Work a Specialty GENERAL REPAIR BRAKE SERVICE BATTERY CHARGING All Work Guaranteed MEYERS AUTO ELECTRIC SERVICE !ft So. Commercial 'i Blk. No. Home Furniture HOG AND BROODER HOUSES See these houses on exhibit at our yard:. 1 10x12 Brooder House 1 12x14 Hog House--4 Pen Our houses are made of lumber throughout with clear redwood siding and are substantially built. Let us show them to you. We also hove a small stock of heavy and light weight hog fence, 26" high, 48" chicken fence and heavy barbed wire for spring fencing. L. A. MOORE LUMBER CO. Phone 119 629 South Federal Avenue SEEDS Our Complete Assortment and Quality ... Never Better. BULK -- PACKAGE--FLOWER SEEDS Make Your Selection Early. VIGORO - SCOTT'S TURF BUILDER AND LAWN SEED PHONE 17 Van Hess 20 E. STATE MEN! Here at Prtisia Dillon Co. you will see one of the largest varieties of fine All Wool suits, ever shown by this old established firm. . . . WORSTEDS Herringbone Tweeds DIAGONALS 27- 50 $35.00 $37.50 With Easier so close nt ham you will do xvcll to choose your Spring o u t f i t NOW . . . WE INVITE YOU to stop in and see this b e a u t i f u l assortment of Suits -- We've specialized in large men's sizes. -LONG - STOUT SHORTS Sizes :J7 to r0 m m ^^ w ·»» ·» i DILLON' 14 E. State 2nd Door East of 1st National Bank

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