LEFT A LARGE FAMILY
Funeral at Sauk Rapids of Mrs. Nicholas Sand.
SAUK RAPIDS, MINN.--Mrs Nicholas Sand died Saturday evening, aged 43 years. Besides a husband, nine children are left. She was a member of the Degree of Honor lodge, and daughter of Mr and Mrs John Dehler of LeSauk, wealthy farmers of that section. The funeral took place yesterday from the cathedral.
Notes: The cathedral would have been Immaculate Conception, the German church, in St Cloud....The "Degree of Honor Protective Association began in 1886 as the Ladies Auxiliary of the Ancient Order of United Workmen. Membership was originally comprised of wives, daughters, mothers and sisters of the AOUW. Their purpose was to provide fellowship for the women, and also support the AOUW." The nine kids were Odell*, Sylvester, Alfred, Francis, George, Robert, Victoria, Alma and Gertrude. (* see clarification in the comments-- Thanks, Mary!)
I suspect the Sand family wasn't as important in the community as the Dehlers were.