Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wedding Wednesday: John Waage and Ida Wicks

A wedding announcement for John Waage and Ida Wicks appeared in the Roland Record on October 29, 1897.  John and Ida were married on October 23, 1897 in Story County, Iowa.

Four Couples Happily Married Within a Week.

John Waage and Miss Ida Wicks were married at the east church in Roland, by Rev. Sandven, last Saturday.  A reception was afterwards held at teh Wicks home, north of town.  This couple is held in high esteem by those who are acqainted with them.

Source:  A kind genealogist , Taco Goolouze, sent this link.  Thanks, Taco!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Mystery Monday: Miss Maggie Waage

Back in September of 2002, I received an email from a Shelley Cardiel about an old photo she had rescued.  The details she provided are as follows:

I've rescuedan old photograph of Miss Maggie WAAGE of Roland, Iowa which was taken at the H.S. Hoot Studio in Ames, Iowa. The photograph was probably taken in the 1890's with Maggie appearing to be in her late teens at the time. I'm hoping to be able to locate someone from this family so that this lovely photograph can be returned to its rightful place with family. If you are a member of this family or know someone who might be, please contact me. Thanks, Shel1ey

I still don't know whether I have any relation to Miss Maggie Waage, but I'll share the picture here in homes of finding the owner.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sunday's Obituary: John E Jorenby

In loving memory of uncle John E. Jorenby, who passed away on July 26, 2011.

John E. Jorenby was born on October 29, 1934 in Volga, SD to Norman and Stella (Waage) Jorenby. He grew up and attended school in the Volga area. After finishing school, he served in the US Army. John spent his career working for the Bureau of Indian Affairs in South Dakota and California before transferring to the Bureau of Land Management which led him to work in Utah, Idaho and Wyoming. After retiring, he moved to the cabin he built in Trout Creek, Montana but eventually found his way back to Wyoming.

He was preceded in death by his son, Terrence L. Jorenby, his grandson, Dalton Taylor Jorenby, brothers, Carroll, Donald and Burton and his sister Betty Bovee.

John is survived by his daughters, Tamara Jorenby of Bozeman, MT, Tracey (Scott) Maryland of Casper, grandsons Kaycee, Lucas, Tyler, Stryder and Oryan, brothers, Lyle, Clifford (Lori), David, sisters Marge (Alton) Quam, and Sharon (Jim) Watts all of South Dakota.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 30th at Newcomer Funeral Home in Casper WY. Memorials may be made in John’s name to the charity of your choice.