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Fillmore County Republican: Excerpts from the weekly newspaper edited by William A. Hotchkiss (published on Fridays), Vol 12, Nov 1872- Oct 1873; from microfilm at the Minnesota Historical Society in St. Paul, MN. Submitted by Mary Ferm Dec 2002.

Married: Nov 4, 1872, Mr. Albert Tincklepaugh to Miss Christian Carnagie, all of Fillmore County. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican Nov 15, 1872, Vol 12, No 3, p 3]

Married: at the residence of Henry W. Gould in Forestville, Nov 10, 1872, Mr. Charles H. Ingalls, to Miss Sarah E. Peery, both of Forestville. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican Nov 15, 1872, Vol 12, No 3, p 3]

Married: Preston, at the residence of Mr. A.H. Butler, on the 18th, instant, Mr. Charles H. Hurlburt, of California, to Mrs. L.L. Stipp, of this place. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican Nov 22, 1872, Vol 12, No 3, p 2, col 3]

Married: Preston, Nov 27, 1872, Mr. Amandus C. Barns and Miss Catherine M. Walter, both of Fillmore County. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican Dec 6, 1872, Vol 12, No 6, p 3, col 4]

Died: Fillmore, Sunday, Dec 1, 1872, after a brief illness, Rev. Isaac DeVoe, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Fillmore. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican Dec 6, 1872, Vol 12, No 6, p 3, col 4]

Died: Preston, Dec 3, 1872, at the residence of her parents Mr. and Mrs. William Carpenter, Mrs. Frances H. wife of Mr. John G. Butler, aged 22 years, 9 months, 5 days...She leaves a sweet babe of 4 months in the care of her other, a fond husband, and parents who have cherished her. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican Dec 6, 1872, Vol 12, No 6, p 3, col 4]

Died: Preston, at the residence of her parents, Dec 19, 1872, of consumption, Miss Medora E. eldest daughter of Col. N.P. and Mary J. Colburn, aged 21 years, 1 month. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican Dec 20, 1872, Vol 12, No 8, p 3, col 3]

The Preston wheat market has been exceedingly active for the past 2 days. Wednesday over 600 bushels were purchased and stored at the elevator by Mr. S. Requa at $1.03...Thursday a larger amount at $1.02. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican Jan 24, 1873, Vol 12, No 13, p 3, col 1]

Died: Dr. Bingham of Lanesboro, of small-pox; 3 other cases are reported in that village today...Dr. O.A. Case has procured genuine reliable vaccine virus, which he can recommend to families desiring to avail themselves of this effectual remedy against the spread of small-pox.[ posted in the Fillmore County Republican Jan 24, 1873, Vol 12, No 13, p 3, col 1]

Fountain town fair contests [Jan 21st, 1873]:

Most popular newspaper editor: Mr. McKenny 151 votes, W.A. Hotchkiss 89 votes;

Most popular young lady: Miss Mattie Powers 283 votes, Miss O'Shaugnessy 248 votes;

Most popular old lady: Mrs. Ryan of Carrolton, 180 votes, Mrs. Mulroy of Fountain, 159 votes. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican Jan 31, 1873, Vol 12, No 14, p 3, col 1]

Died: Mrs. Strong, mother of Mrs. H.A. Billings, of this village, Tuesday morning after a brief illness. She was nearly 78 years old. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican Feb 21, 1873, Vol 12, No 17, p 3, col 1]

Died: in Kansas Jan 23, 1873 of consumption, John Miller, aged 28 years, 4 months, 12 days. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican Feb 28, 1873, Vol 12, No 18, p 3, col 4]

Died: in Preston, at the residence of his parents, Thursday Feb 20, 1873, of consumption, Alexander Miller of the firm of Kerr and Miller, aged 22 years, 5 months, 3 days. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican Feb 28, 1873, Vol 12, No 18, p 3, col 4]

Died: at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. H.A. Billings, Feb 18, 1873, Mrs. Betsy H. Strong, age 77 years, 10 months, 18 days. She was born in Granby, Connecticut, Mar 28, 1795, converted in early womanhood under the ministry of Dr. Sprague at Southampton, Massachusetts. She was an organizing member of the Congregational Church in Spring Valley, and after of the Presbyterian Church at Preston. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican Feb 28, 1873, Vol 12, No 18, p 3, col 4]

Married: at the residence of Mr. J. Emery in Fountain, Feb 21, 1873, Dr. W.A. Powers to Miss Justina A. Bickford, both of Fountain. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican Mar 14, 1873, Vol 12, No 20, p 3, col 3]

Married: Preston, Mar 9, 1873, Mr. Charles Grayling of Forestville, to Miss Fredrika Zoske, of Preston. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican Mar 14, 1873, Vol 12, No 20, p 3, col 3]

Married: Preston, Mar 11, 1873, Mr. John Whitmore to Miss Mary Long, of Preston. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican Mar 14, 1873, Vol 12, No 20, p 3, col 3]

The new grist mill erected by Mr. Sprague is now open for business. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican Mar 21, 1873, Vol 12, No 21, p 3, col 4]

Married: at the residence of the bride's father, Tuesday the 18th instant, Prof. Wm. H. Palmer, Principal of Preston Graded School, to Miss Lucinda L., eldest daughter of Mr. And Mrs. A. Requa, of Fountain. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican Mar 14, 1873, Vol 12, No 20, p 3, col 5]

Last Monday morning about 9 o'clock the bell on the court house rang, the cry of fire was heard, the people hurried from their homes with water pails in their hands; the fire was in the kitchen of the frame house occupied by Mr. Kruppenbacher. Some people removed household effects, others tried to extinguish the fire, and accomplished it before serious damage was done. The house is on the corner east of the bank building, and owned by Major Fifield. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican Mar 28, 1873, Vol 12, No 22, p 3, col 1]

Married: on the 23d instant, at the Stanwix Hotel in Preston, Mr.

H.J. Chamberlain of Rochester to Mrs. H.M. Wells of Lenora, MN. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican Mar 14, 1873, Vol 12, No 20, p 3, col 4]

Died: at the residence of her father Michael Martzolf, Mar 30, 1873, Margaret Martzolf, aged 16. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican April 4, 1873, Vol 12, No 23, p 3, col 4]

Regular Meeting of the Fillmore County Council of the Patrons of Husbandry: May 6 at Preston, delegates from the Preston Grange selected were E.T. Nelson and W.A. Hotchkiss. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican May 16, 1873, Vol 12, No 26, p 3, col 2]

Notice: Amanda Fauver, my wife, left my bed and board the 6th of May 1873 without just cause or provocation. All persons are hebeby warned against harboring or crediting her on my account, as I will not pay any debts of her contracting. Jordan Twp, May 6, 1873, A.J. Fauver. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican May 16, 1873, Vol 12, No 26, p 3, col 3]

Houston has an elopement sensation, Mr. J. Abbott and Mary Hurd being the contracting parties. Miss Hurd was Mrs. Abbott when heard from at LaCrosse. They are now ready to receive the parental benediction. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican May 23, 1873, Vol 12, No 30, p 3, col 1]

The wife of Mr. Jacob Scherffius, of Winona, was burned in a frightful and fatal manner last week, by the explosion of a can of kerosene oil, which she was using in starting a fire. Her clothing and portions of her body were fairly burned to a crisp. She lived only four hours. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican July 25, 1873, Vol 12, No 39, p 3, col 2]

J.C. Easton, Esq., banker of this place, was robbed at St. Paul during the Convention, of a gold watch and chain, worth $150, and $20 in cash, while he was asleep. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican July 25, 1873, Vol 12, No 39, p 3, col 2]

Taken up-on or about the 10th instant came into enclosure, on Willow Creek, three miles southwest of Preston, a small brown mare cold apparently three years old. The owner of said cold will prove property, pay charges, and take away. Wm. A. Miller, July 22, 1873. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican July 25, 1873, Vol 12, No 39, p 3, col 2]

Prof. John H. Boley made an ascent from the fairground, Wapello, Iowa, Sept 25, 1873 in his hot air balloon. Just as the balloon left the ground, it took fire near the mouth...He went up hanging by his hands and did not apparently see the fire until he was too high to let go with safety, but hung on till he reached an altitude of 1,200 or 1,500 feet when the canvas which held the hoop at the mouth, from which he was suspended, burned away, and he fell...His body was frightfully mangled, the fall driving his legs in to the hard ground up to his knees, and life was extinct. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican Oct 3, 1873, Vol 12, No 49, p 2]

Premiums awarded by the Fillmore County Agricultural Society at its recent annual fair:

Second Dept - Horses - Any breed

A. Cathcart, stallion over 5 years old, 1st, $2.00 C.A. Hotchkiss, stallion over 2 years old, 1st, $2 [posted in the Fillmore County Republican Oct 17, 1873, Vol 12, No 51, p 3]

Thank you to Mary Ferm for submitting this data.