Flash From The Past - 1894
We are in receipt of information from Norway, Maine, to the effect that Mr. S. D. Andrews, secretary of the Oconto Water company, is confined to his house through illness, but is steady regaining his health. We trust he may soon be entirely restored.
A small fire broke out in the boiler house of the Beyer House about 5:00 Wednesday morning. Prompt work by the hotel employees and the fire department soon extinguished the flames with comparatively little damage to the premises.
Louis Cota, formerly teacher in the Jefferson school, is lying dangerously ill at his grandfather’s home in Frenchtown. Mr. C. is suffering from an acute attach of pneumonia. We hope soon to record his restoration to health.
Friends in this city have received the announcement of the engagement of Mr. Louis Fisher and Miss Amanda Nassaur, both of Chicago. Miss Nassaur is a highly accomplished young lady and heiress to an ample fortune. Mr. Fisher was for years a member of the mercantile firm of Fisher & Heller in this city, and numbers of his friends here by scores, all of whom will be pleased to hear of his uniting his future with so estimable a lady.
Mr. Jake Maurer expects his wife home this week. She is at present visiting his parents at Appleton.
Dan Ryan, an old resident of this place, who two weeks ago met with a painful accident by falling from a car in Eldred’s yards, and whose sufferings were made doubly severe by an attack of the grippe at that time, is now able to walk about town. It takes more then a box car or the grippe to kill Dan.
Ambrose O’Keliher, of Ontonagon, Mich., came down the first of the week at attend the funeral of his uncle, the late Robert Murray.
It is with regret that we learn that we learn that J. M. Smith, of Green Bay, who has been ill for some time, is now very much worse and it is feared cannot live but a few days.
Mrs. H. M. Pecor returned on Monday
to her home at Oconto, after enjoying a ten days visit with her parents
The Rev. B. P. Hepp, who a few years ago was employed as a journeyman tailor in H. Thiele’s tailoring establishment in this city, and later entered the Methodist ministry, is suspected of committing a crime that may send him to the state prison. The following dispatch briefly explains the case:
Racine, Wis., Jan
25 – The Rev. Mr. Hepp, of Waterford,
the Methodist minister who recently went to Waterford from Palmyra,
with his family Miss Effie Brownwell, a servant girl who died in
under peculiar circumstances, was arrested this morning on a complaint
sworn out by District Attorney Owen charging manslaughter. Mr. Hepp was
brought to Racine this afternoon. If it is found that he can not be
on the charge of manslaughter he will be taken to Palmyra and arrested
on the charge of adultery. The citizens of Waterford are much excited.
His Leg Re-set
William Wilton, of the town of How, had his leg broken about two months ago, but up to this week no improvement had taken place, though the fractured limb had been set by Dr. J. W. Pinch, of Gillett. Wednesday Mr. Wilton was brought to Dr. O’Keef’s hospital in this city, and on Thursday an operation was preformed by Dr.’s O’Keef and Stoelting in which they parted the broken bone and after cleansing the ends reset the bones. Both physicians’ state that the leg was properly set by Dr. Pinch, but owing to the fact that a muscle had got between the ends of the bone it failed to knit. This explanation is due Dr. Pinch, as he has been much censured by residents in How because he failed to effect a rapid recovery of the fracture.
Mrs. E. G. Mullen, of Milwaukee is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Huff Jones.
Mr. LaValley of Kelly Brook, who was badly injured in one of the lumber camps last week is slowly recovering.
Miss Lizzie Brophy, of Beaver, spent Saturday and Sunday in the city with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. Brophy.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Brigden, who have been visiting relatives at Chatham Valley, Pa. For several months returning last Saturday.
LeMars, Ia., who has spent a portion of
the winter with her aunt, Mrs. George Beyer, left last Saturday for
where she will reside in the future, Mr. Morton having gone into real
in that city.
Louis Felker, of the town of Oconto, cut his left knee with a broad ax last Saturday while at work in a logging camp, from the effects of which he will probably have a stiff joint, too much time elapsing before the wound could be dressed. (see death report March 3, 1894)
James Hanson, of the South ward, nearly severed one of the toes of his left foot last Friday while at work in the woods. Dr. Lawrence was called.
A telegram was received Wednesday by Mrs. Chas. L. Keith from Ralph Whitney, at Fort Worth, Texas informing the lady that her nephew, Meade Knight, was suffering from an attack of Puerperal hemorrhage, was dangerously ill, and little hope was entertained for his recovery. Meade had resided with his aunt here for about four years, and his genial disposition and sociable nature made him decidedly popular among the young people, all of whom ardently hope that he may be restored to health. Ralph Whitney and Frank Porter, both of this city, are with Meade and will leave nothing undone to care for him and bring about his recovery if possible.
Mrs. Alex Stokes, of Chicago, is visiting her mother and brother, E. and L. Clevland; she will remain some little time.
Mrs. James Clarey left Saturday for two weeks visit with friends and relatives in DePere and vicinity.
Miss Sadie Lusk went to Marinette, Wednesday, to remain two weeks with relatives.
Thomas Milliadge left for San Bernardino, San Francisco and other California points, Wednesday.
Roger Waggoner, of Fort Howard, came up Saturday to attend the funeral of his father, the late Mr. Waggoner.
Mrs. John Ramsey, of Fort Howard, came up Saturday at attend the funeral of her grandfather, the late Mr. Waggoner.
Mrs. R. N.
Hawkins, of Waukesha, who has been visiting
her mother, Mrs. Wm. Burnett, for sometime, returned home the first of
George Russell and family will move to Fond du Lac this week to engage in the insurance business. Abrams will lose one of its most respectable citizens in their departure. Success, George.
George Lenfoehr came down from the woods with a broken nose. He was struck by a falling limb.
Mrs. R. F. Michaels, of Chicago, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. LeClaire.
Miss Birdie Frank returned Tuesday from Chicago, where she was on a visit to her sister, Mrs. M. J. Berkson.
W. H. Phillips,
who went to the Fountain Spring health
resort at Mount Clemens, Mich. in January and afterward journeyed to
to visit his brother is expected home this week.
The Fatal Limb
Herman Kernele, employed by Cook Bros. in the woods, was killed by a falling limb. Resided in Brown County. Otto Kies, formerly of this city, was killed in the same manner near Haywood.
Nipped Off His Finger
While coupling cars in the Northern yard, Tuesday morning, warehouse man U.T. Prouty had the middle finger of his right hand so badly crushed that amputation was necessary. Dr. Lawrence severing the bone above the upper joint.
Mrs. Decker, of Embarrass, Wis., is visiting her sister, Mrs. G. Bossard.
Mrs. P. Nelligan has returned from Beaver, Mich. While there she was the guest of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Armstrong.
Mrs. M. P. Bellow
has returned from Rhinelander, called
there by the illness of her sister. The latter accompanied by her
will soon leave for Biloxi, Miss., a more favorable climate.
Personal and Local
Messrs. Frank and August Foelker went to Oconto Tuesday to attend the funeral of their brother, Louis.
Mrs. Robert Schwager returned to her home at Seymour, Wis., on Saturday, after a short visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sebastian Zimmerman.
Nahma, Mich. – Feb. 28 – Mrs. Henry Martin, of this place, is at the Menominee River hospital, Menominee, where she underwent a very critical operation last Saturday. Dr. O’Keef, of Oconto preformed the operation. Mrs. M. is reported as doing very well.
formerly merchant and postmaster at Abrams,
is now permanently located at Fond du Lac, where he is successfully
in the life and accident insurance business.
Charlie Hall returned from Norway, Mich., Sunday night where he put in an electric light plant and 500 incandescents.
City Treasurer Cook thinks by March 13, the last day of the extension, not more than $ 4,500 will remain uncollected.
Calligan, one of the Reporter’s lightning
compositors, is visiting friends at Dunbar this week
P. Spencer, of Fond du Lac, is visiting his daughters, Mrs. Harry Germond and Mrs. J. G. Campbell.
James Sargent returned from Arizona, Sunday, and May decide to locate in that country permanently.
Mr. and Mrs. James Bellew went to Nahma, Mich., Wednesday, to visit their son Ed, whose child is quite sick.
Mr. and Mrs. John Noonan and daughter, Miss Birdie, and Rev. Fr. Lochman, of St. Joseph’s church, were at Milwaukee Thursday, and witnessed the ceremony of taking the first veil by Miss Katie Noonan at the convent of Notre Dame Sisters.
Ferdinand Andrews, of Pensaukee, is in jail for ninety days. The poor man’s oath will probably liberate him in fifteen days.
Frank Smith was sent over from Little Suamico for assault and battery; out in fifteen days.
Mrs. Fey, of Little Suamico, was adjudged insane before County Judge Classon, By Dr.’s Paramore, Stoelting and Johnson, Monday, and Tuesday was taken by the sheriff to the Northern Hospital for the insane at Oshkosh. She is 65 years of age, domestic troubles.
N. LeClaire, heretofore a resident of Florence, Wis., has moved to this place.
Mrs. M. H. Engler
and family have moved to Ellis Junction,
where they will remain until next September.
Mrs. G. Bossard has been entertaining her brother, Jay Carver, a resident of Detroit.
Mrs. Ernst Funke went to Green Bay Wednesday to attend the funeral of her mother, the late Mrs. Bader.
Mrs. E. G. Mullen came up from Milwaukee Sunday morning and is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Huff Jones.
Mrs. Louis Runkel, of Pulcifer was the guest of her sister, Mrs. John Runkel, Monday, while on her way from Janesville.
Clinton Butler and
Edith Wittkopf were married last
summer by Justice O. W. Bloch, the husband deserting his bride on the
day. A few days ago Sheriff Quirt went to Gladstone and brought the
back. Upon his promise to become a better man and to support his wife
child he was allowed to return.
Frank Ford is
express messenger on the Northern between
here and the junction. His brother, Fred, is waiting on
in the store.
Tuesday the report was circulated that John Grady, night watchman for the Oconto company, had been killed during the night by a fall. The rumor was untrue. A harness had fallen from one of the horses in the stable, and while Mr. Grady was in the act of replacing it he was kicked by the animal in the chest. He is now nearly recovered.
Charlotte Moody, of the town of How, was adjudged insane before Judge Classon, Thursday, and taken to the asylum at Oshkosh.
Nearly Well Again
Mrs. John Noonan, who fractured her collar bone as a result of a fall, two or three weeks ago, is improving and able to be about the house.
Personal and Local
A. Richmond went to Timme P.O. Monday to attend the funeral of a grandchild.
Stiles, Mar. 12 - Mrs. Barney Campbell left Tuesday for a visit with friends and relatives in DePere.
Mrs. J. P. Macy is in Milwaukee, having been summoned there on account of the illness or her daughter, Miss Bertha. Latest reports are that the young lady is improving.
Mrs. May Clewley
is visiting with her sister, Mrs.
Frank Ruggles, at Bagley, Mich.
Mrs. John Noonan, who fractured her collar bone as the result of a fall two or three weeks ago, is improving and able to be about the house.
Gillett—We will soon have a jeweler here. Mr. Link of Maple Valley intends to locate here.
Suamico—Walter Kuntze is the possessor of a
fine Overland bicycle and his only regret is that it will not hold two.
In Precarious Condition
James Murphy, the
Marinette lumberman struck by a North-Western
engine while walking along the track between Oconto and Peshtigo last
is not expected to survive his injuries.
Mrs. Jennie Wright has been appointed to become deputy clerk of the United States court at Bay City, Mich. Mrs. M.C. Wright and family will go there next week to reside.
Monday there came
ploughing up the river to Section
street bridge dock a two-masted schooner from South Haven, Mich., with
a cargo of apples. The deck became filled with buyers and the
was soon closed out. They sold for 75 cents per
the schooner was a cider press, and apples that were approaching decay
were converted into liquid form.
Miss Antonia Delaporte left Wednesday for New York City to attend a leading conservatory of music, intending to be absent about two years.
A new $ 40,000
high school building is being erected
in this city. The corner stone was laid last week at which
able and appropriate address was delivered by Judge Sawyer and the
of the day was made by Bro. David G. Classon.
A.C. Frost, postmaster of Mountain since the post office was first established there by the government, has resigned and recommended his successor, H. M. Baldwin, a good democrat and proprietor of a general store.
Mrs. J.H. Carr,
Mrs. Irv Pendleton and Mrs. George
Beyer were at the State fair in Milwaukee Tuesday and Wednesday.
Upon hs arrival at Abrams, one week ago Thursday, H. D. Whitcomb, the newly elected sheriff, was met at the depot by about 100 of his acquaintances and given a cow bell, horn and pan serenade. The Liberty pole was decorated with flags its entire length, and as a cap sheaf to the celebration some one presented him with a star as large as a cheese decorated in red, white and blue, which was pinned upon his coat, and a club as big as a fence post and wound with bunting was placed in his hand. Then they gave three cheers for their fellow townsman and the deed was done.