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Flash From The Past - 1894


Oconto County Reporter
Jan. 6, 1894

News

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Otto J. Foss is contemplating a trip to the old country. He expects to start about the latter part of this month. Rumor says that his return trip will be made in company of a little lady who he will hereafter call his wife. Good boy, Otto.


Oconto County Reporter
Jan. 13, 1894

Mr. Jake Maurer expects his wife home this week. She is at present visiting his parents at Appleton.

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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.

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Ambrose O’Keliher, of Ontonagon, Mich., came down the first of the week at attend the funeral of his uncle, the late Robert Murray.

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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.

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Peshtigo Argus: Mrs. H. M. Pecor returned on Monday to her home at Oconto, after enjoying a ten days visit with her parents here.
 


Oconto County Reporter
Jan. 27, 1894
Rev. B. P. Hepp Arrested

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, taking with his family Miss Effie Brownwell, a servant girl who died in Waterford 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 held 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.
 


Oconto County Reporter
Feb. 3, 1894

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.

Personal

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.

Mrs. Morton LeMars, Ia., who has spent a portion of the winter with her aunt, Mrs. George Beyer, left last Saturday for Chicago, where she will reside in the future, Mr. Morton having gone into real estate in that city.
 


Oconto County Reporter
Feb. 10, 1894

Two Accidents

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)

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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.

Dangerously Ill

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.

Personal

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 the week. 
 


Oconto County Reporter
Feb. 17, 1894

Personal

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 Ohio to visit his brother is expected home this week.
 


Oconto County Reporter
Feb. 23, 1894

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.

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Mrs. Frank Van Lannen has been dangerously sick for the past few weeks. On account of the severity of her case Dr. Fairfield, of Green Bay, was summoned, who with Dr. Oshwaldt of this place, held a consultation regarding future treatment. It was, however, decided that a change of treatment was not advisable. She is now reported as slowly recovering.
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Mrs. Decker, of Embarrass, Wis., is visiting her sister, Mrs. G. Bossard.

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Mrs. P. Nelligan has returned from Beaver, Mich. While there she was the guest of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Armstrong.

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Mrs. M. P. Bellow has returned from Rhinelander, called there by the illness of her sister. The latter accompanied by her father, will soon leave for Biloxi, Miss., a more favorable climate.
 


Oconto County Reporter
March 3, 1894

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. 

Geo. Russell, formerly merchant and postmaster at Abrams, is now permanently located at Fond du Lac, where he is successfully engaged in the life and accident insurance business.
 


Oconto County Reporter
March 3, 1894
contributed by Ron Renquin

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.

Miss Maude Calligan, one of the Reporter’s lightning compositors, is visiting friends at Dunbar this week
 


Oconto County Reporter
March 10, 1894

Personal Pick-ups

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.
 


Oconto County Reporter
March 16, 1894
Personal and Local

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.

Desertion

Clinton Butler and Edith Wittkopf were married last summer by Justice O. W. Bloch, the husband deserting his bride on the wedding day. A few days ago Sheriff Quirt went to Gladstone and brought the truant back. Upon his promise to become a better man and to support his wife and child he was allowed to return.
 


Oconto County Reporter
March 16, 1894
contributed by Ron Renquin

Frank Ford is express messenger on the Northern between here and the junction.  His brother, Fred, is waiting on customers in the store.
 


Oconto County Reporter
March 24, 1894
Not Killed, But Kicked

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.

To the Insane Asylum

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.
 


Oconto County Reporter 
March 24, 1894 
researched by Richard LaBrosse

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. 

Little Suamico—Walter Kuntze is the possessor of a fine Overland bicycle and his only regret is that it will not hold two.
 


Oconto County Reporter
March 31, 1894

In Precarious Condition

James Murphy, the Marinette lumberman struck by a North-Western engine while walking along the track between Oconto and Peshtigo last week, is not expected to survive his injuries.
 


Oconto County Reporter
August 25, 1894
researched by Richard LaBrosse

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 load was soon closed out.  They sold for 75 cents per bushel.  Upon the schooner was a cider press, and apples that were approaching decay were converted into liquid form.
 


Oconto County Reporter
September 1, 1894

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 time an able and appropriate address was delivered by Judge Sawyer and the speech of the day was made by Bro. David G. Classon.
 


Oconto County Reporter
September 22, 1894

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.
 


Oconto County Reporter
Saturday 17 November 1894 
contributed by Ron Renquin

The New Sheriff 
      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. 
 


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