THE LINCOLN STAR - SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 1922
Ceresco, Neb., June 10. (Special to The Star). - Sunday, June 4, the Emmanuel (Immanuel) Evangelical Lutheran church was the scene of a solemn and impressive occasion when six young people, two girls and four boys, were confirmed. The churchs crowded, chairs had to be placed in aisles to accomodate those who came to witness these young people give their confirmatin vows. The service began at 10 a.m. While the choir sang "Saviour, Like a Shephard Lead Us," the confirmands with the pastor Rev. C. Granlund, marched in and arranged themselves around the altar. The confirmands were then subjected to a thorough examination in the doctrines and teachings of the Lutheran church. After the examination which lasted an hour and a half they sang "I am a Pilgrim" whereupon they gave their confirmation vows and were blessed. The pastor then presented each with a Bible, a gift from the congregation.
Those confirmed were Violet Anderson, Edna Pearson, John Walin Jr., Clemens Brodd, Reuben Isacson and Arvid Erickson.
Confirmation day is an annual event in the Lutheran church. The senior class in the Sunday school after having had intense instruction for almost a year under the pastor himself is on that day admitted into full membership of the church, theminating celebrating of the Lord's supper of which they then
for the first time partake.
LINCOLN SUNDAY JOURNAL AND STAR - JULY 16, 1936
FARMER KILLS SELF
WAHOO, Neb. (AP). Sheriff L. D. Mengel said Clemens Brodd, 32, a farmer six miles south of Wahoo, shot himself near the heart on the highway in front of his farm home Saturday. A neighbor found his body. Brodd took his wife to a Lincoln hospital Friday for treatment. Other survivors are two small sons, his parents and four brothers.
WAHOO WASP - JULY 20, 1939
CLEMENS BRODD, 32, SWEDEBURG, DIES SATURDAY
Clemens Brodd, 32, living four miles north of Ceresco, died at his home last Saturday. The body is at Joe Nelson's Mortuary, Ceresco, pending funeral arrangements.
Clemens Ferdinand Brodd was born near Ceresco, Nebraska, August 8, 1907.
The 26th of February, 1930, he married Miss Florence Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nils Johnson of Ceresco. Three children were born to the Brodd's; Elton Wallace, Keith Elwood, and Clemens Ferdinand Jr. Mr. Brodd passed away at his homeve miles north of Ceresco, Saturday afternoon, July 15, 1939, at the age of 31 years, 11 months and 8 days. He is survived by his wife Florence, and the three boys; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Brodd; four brothers, Virgil, Richard, Lawrence, and Kenneth; many other relatives and a host of friends.
Our departed friend was brought up in a God fearing home. At the age of fifteen he was confirmed by Rev. C.O. Granlund in the Immanuel Lutheran Church. He was a member of said church at the time of his death. Mr. and Mrs. Brodd had a beautifuome life. Love reigned supreme. The bereaved wife told us the other day that a hard word had never been spoken in their home. This makes the passing all the harder. We sympathize with the sorrowing. May God comfort them and give them grace and strength day by day.
WAHOO DEMOCRAT - JULY 2O, 1939
SWEDEBURG FARMER TAKES LIFE SATURDAY
CLEMENS BRODD BELIEVED TO BE VICTIM OF SUICIDE
FOUND BY NEIGHBOR
NO MOTIVE HAS BEEN FOUND TO ACCOUNT FOR THE ACT
Clemens Brodd, 32, farmer residing on the former Albert Gustafson place six miles south of Wahoo, is believed to have been a suicide victim last Saturday afternoon at his farm home. His body was found by a neighbor lying along the side of a ctry road in front of his residence.
Sheriff Mengel and deputy Hagstrom answered the call and arrived at the scene shortly before L. E. Hult, mortician of Wahoo. They uncovered the fact that the young Brodd had taken his shotgun from the house and proceeded through a cornfield the road where he was later found. The charge from the gun entered the abdomen below the heart. The gun was lying about seven feet away.
Brodd had taken his wife to a Lincoln hospital the day previous and Saturday morning they were the parents of a new baby. At five that afternoon the body of Brodd was found along the road side. Relatives are at a loss to understand the incid. The body is at the Nelson undertaking parlors at Ceresco.
Surviving relatives are the widow, three children, four brothers and his parents.
THE NEBRASKA STATE JOURNAL - LINCOLN, - TUESDAY, JULY 25, 1939
BRODD - Clemens Ferdinand Brodd, 32, died July 15 at his home near Ceresco. Surviving are his wife, Florence; three sons, Elton, Keith and Clemens, Jr., all at home, parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Brodd of Ceresco, and four brothers, Virgil of Boise, Idaho, Richard of Omaha, and Lawrence and Kenneth, both of Ceresco. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lutheran church at Ceresco with Rev. A. H. Peterson officiating. Burial in the Swedeburg Lutheran cemetery. Nelson, Ceresco.
THE NEBRASKA STATE JOURNAL - JULY 26, 1939
BRODD - Funeral services for Clemens H. Brodd will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lutheran church at Ceresco with Rev. A. H. Peterson officiating. Burial in Swedeburg Lutheran Cemetery. Nelson. Ceresco.