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Flash From The Past - 1900

Oconto County Reporter
April 13, 1900

Mayor-elect Spies was called to Iola Tuesday because of the illness of his father who has been receiving treatment for cancer. The mayor-elect was therefore unable to be present at the first meeting of new council.

John Magee, one of the hustlers who are converting the Brazeau wilderness into flower gardens, did business in the county's metropolis last week.

A H Luckenbach has sold to George Walters the later's late residence in the North ward to John B Martineau.

City Clerk Brazeau will have his office in the Pelkey and Brazeau building, east of Thiele's store.

Oconto County Reporter
April 27, 1900

George Coban of Oconto has sold his farm in Little River to George Beyer for $950.

Archie Belongia, the popular blind man of Frenchtown, is now established in the old Hoeffel Meat Market building and welcomes customers old and new.

Oconto County Reporter
May 11, 1900

The population of Oconto in 1890, according to the United States Census was 5,219; in 1895, according to state census, 6,017. Last year's school census indicated the population of the city was 6,800. The population of Oconto County has been largely increased during the past five years. The enumerators will probably find about 25,000 people in it.

Oconto County Reporter
May 18, 1900

Archie Cardinal, who went south the first of the year to see the country is working 60 acres of leased land at Rutledge, Ga., and will be able to report his experiences with cotton and corn at the close of the season.

Joseph Cota, a former resident of Oconto, lost a logging outfit valued at $1000 in the forest fires near Pembine.

W J Classon Jr. is putting up a building on Superior street, south of his stable, for sheltering some of his vehicles.

 Oconto County Reporter
May 25, 1900

Dr. Minnie Hopkins attended the state convention of homeopathists in Milwaukee this week.

Oconto County Reporter
June 22, 1900

The Freward Millinery store is being moved to the lot east of the armory, they bought of D Turner last winter.

 Oconto County Reporter
September 21, 1900

Mrs. Gov. Schofield is in the city, a guest of Mrs. Charles Hall and other friends. She is supervising sone repairs on the Sciofield residence.

James Fitzsimmon, a yount man whose home is in the East Ward (city of Oconto), who had veen in Duluth the past simmer, came home sick three weeks ago and is now prostrated with typhoid fever.

B E Crane, who bought the John Lehner farn in the town of Spruce in June, moved there from Oshkosh recently. He paid $6,000 for the place. He brought with him a carload of sheep and a large number of cattle and other stock.

 Oconto County Reporter
November 2, 1900

Mrs Edward Schofield (wife of Wisconsin Governor Edward Schofield, both of Oconto County) gave reception at the executive residence in Madison yesterday afternoon which was one of the most eoaborate affairs of the season.

Yesterday was the best day of the deer hunting season and Moses Pocquette, William Tripp, Nick Stack, Ernest Baldwin, Frank Smith and Georgw Ansorge will start on next Wednesday on a two-weeks hunting trip on the headwaters of McCauslin Brook.

Oconto County Reporter
December 14, 1900

Fire Sunday night destroyed the Rath House. Inmates of the house had difficulty in escaping and Edward C Kimball, about 22 years old, was unable to do so and lost his life by suffocation. It is supposed the fire originated forn oor insulation of the electric light wire.

Sunday afternoon fore broke out in tthe Anson Edred Company's large stock barn and from the start was beyond control of residents. Help was telegraphed for and a fire engine was sent from Green Bay which assisted in confining the flames to the barn and sheds, tool and harness shop, meat market, creamery and three dwellings.