Ozaukee County Newspapers
The Cedarburg Weekly News
October 3, 1883
Cedarburg, Ozaukee, Wisconsin
Messrs. F. MEYER and Mr. KLEIN of Milwaukee were in town last Wednesday.
Mrs. F. BARELMANN of Milwaukee is in town visiting. The guest of Mrs. H. KUETHER.
Miss Ida EGHART of Port Washington is in town visiting friends and relations.
The two cent postage law went into effect last Monday, Oct. 1st, 1883.
A valuable young stallion belonging to Mr. Chas SCHLEGEL of this place died last Sunday.
Mr. Fred HILGEN and family of Racine, were in town last week on a short visit.
Thienville has organized a juvenile band consisting of ten members at present, and our able music teacher, Mr. Albert WEBER, is instructing them.
Chas. GOTTSHALK was in Chicago a few days last week, he having received a telegram informing him of the serious illness of his sister Hulda. He reports her improving and hopes of her recovery.
While Mr. ENGBRING's little son was in Grafton with his parents last Sunday attending the prize shooting, he had the misfortune to stand before the barrel of the rifle while a certain person was loading it, when it accidentally discharged and the bullet lodging in his knee.
DIED -- At Cedarburg on Thursday, Sept. 27th, 1883. A son of Mr. G. KANNENBERG. Aged 4 years. The family have the sympathy of all for the loss of their dear son.
A culvert is also being built near Mr. MALON's farm, in the town of Cedarburg. That and this one in our village near Mr. TROTTMAN's place, after they are built will be no more expense to the town. They will last for many years, while as they were, it cost the town a good deal of money every year for new planks and repairing.
Wednesday, Oct. 10th, will be the Patron Feast of St. Francis Borgia's Church. On that occasion, there will be high mass in the morning at 8:30, after which Rev. Father CLEARY of Kenosha, President of the Catholic Total Abstinence Union of America, will deliver a lecture on Temperance. Father CLEARY is considered the ablest pulpit orator in the state. All are cordially invited to be present on that day.
A committee will be appointed to select a ground for a race course. The committee will also sell shares at $25 each, and as we understand many have promised to buy from 4 to 8 shares. It is rumored that C. GOTTSCHALK's farm, which is situated about one half of a mile north of this town, would be the best piece of land to build up a half mile track on. People ought to take more interest in things of this kind and then it would not take long before the track would be in trim.
The Cedarburg Weekly News
Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
October 10, 1883
Miss Helen BARELMANN of Milwaukee is in town visiting for a few weeks.
Miss Anna LIESENBERG of Milwaukee is home visiting her parents and friends.
Miss Sophia DIEDRICH, who has been in Bismarck, D.T. for the last year, returned home last Saturday.
The patent harrow owned by Podoll & Luedtke received first premium at the Ozaukee County Fair last Wednesday, and also at the Washington County Fair for being the best harrow ever exhibited at any fair.
Mr. J. SCHROEDER received a telephone dispatch from his son William at Milwaukee, last Saturday morning reading something like this: "Its a girl and both well." We wish them all three good luck.
Miss Mina GIERKE formerly of this place but now of Manitowoc, was married to Mr. Willibald FICK of that place, last Sunday. May they live long and prosper.
A new house is being built by Mr. Pat. O'BRIEN in this town, adjoining his present residence. The masons and carpenters are hard at work and expect to finish it before the cold weather sets in.
A Dramatical Society is what is lacking in this town, and a good many of our folks are talking about starting one, still they are waiting for some one to take the place of director. We hope that some of our former directors will take hold and get the society started, which would be a great benefit for our Turn Verein. Take hold, gentlemen, and don't be bashful.
Last Wednesday night, October 3d., about 6 o'clock the sky north of our village was very bright and it looked as though some farm house or barn was on fire. Early next morning a report came, that Henry WACHTMANN's barn and straw stack with about 700 bushels of grain were destroyed by fire. Mr. WACHTMANN lives about 4 miles north of here, near the old Koehler's mill. Cause of the fire not know. Partially covered by insurance.
Since our horses of this town did so well at the races at West Bend last week, a great deal more interest is taken toward building a track at this place. A meeting should be called at once, and a committee appointed to sell shares and make arrangements, and by next spring Cedarburg can boast of having one of the best half-mile tracks in the state.
The number of our citizens who attended the Washington County Fair, went there with the intention to witness the much talked of gentlemen's driving race, into which three Cedarburg horses were to have been entered. On Thursday the 2:45 race came off, and Lucy, the Cedarburg horse, owned by Wm. H. HORN, and being driven by Mr. Chas. GOTTSCHALK, was entered. Lucy's toe-weights were stolen by some sinner the day the trot was to come off, but in spite of that she took third money of the four horses that were entered.
On Friday the gentlemen's driving race came off, the weather being damp the track was in bad condition. Of course every one of our citizens who were attending were anxious to see the fun between the Cedarburg horses, but Mr. G. PODOLL claimed that his horses legs were swollen and Dr. MAGER that one of his horses weights were stolen (?) Accidents will happen. It makes us smile to think of it. William's Lucy, was entered -- new weights having been made -- and she took three straight heats, whereby she took first money. She was next entered in the free-for-all and took third money again, beating one of the horses that beat her the day before.
On Tuesday afternoon, a well dressed young character was noticed lingering around the premises of Mr. TISCHER in the village of Kirchayne, Washington County, and as Mr. T. and family went out on the farm, the stranger entered the house and stole about $81, a watch and other jewelry, and Mr. T., not being aware for some time that the articles were gone, did not make immediate search. In the night the thief saddled a horse which he stole from the barn of Mr. Dan DENEEN, who lives in the neighborhood of Mr. TISCHER, and made good his escape. He must have rode through the town of Jackson, and arriving at Thos. HALPIN's corner - one mile north of Cedarburg - he turned the horse off on the road leading to Horn's Corners, where Mr. DENEEN found it the next day, and walked over to Grafton, boarding the train for Milwaukee. As soon as it was discovered that the goods were stolen, a telephone dispatch was sent to the Chief of Police in Milwaukee, who at once set a few detectives on his track. He was arrested Thursday by detective McMANNS and Sergeant KOELLER, while attempting to board the steamer Dix for Michigan. He will be taken to the Washington County seat for trial. This shows what a good detective force Milwaukee has, for, as Mr. A.R. BOERNER tells us, they could not give an exact description of the man, and yet the detectives arrested him on suspicion, and he proved to be the man, as the stolen goods were found in his possession.
The Cedarburg Weekly News
Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
October 17, 1883
Miss Gusta BOETTCHER of Milwaukee was home last Sunday.
Mrs. J.F. HILGEN and Mrs. J. DIEDRICH went to Lamars, Iowa, yesterday.
Mr. Mike CORRIGAN, of Sioux City, Iowa, is in town visiting relations.
Miss Mary STEIN, of Brown Deer, was in Cedarburg last week visiting. The guest of Mrs. D. WITTENBERG.
Messrs. E. HILGEN Jr., J.H. WINNER, and Geo. BACH, of Milwaukee, were in town last Monday.
Wm. SCHLAEGER, dentist, will be in Cedarburg next fair day, and will extract teeth with vitalized air.
Mr. E. HILGEN Jr. who is managing the office of the Hilgen Mfg. Co. at Milwaukee, was in town last Tuesday and Wednesday on business.
Mr. H.L. COE, of Port Washington, was in town last Tuesday selling a patent lamp. It throws a splendid light and is worth double the money. Mr. C. asks for it. He sold several to some of our business men.
Mr. Wm. HORNEFER who is traveling for the firm of Dohmen, Schmidt & Co. was in town last Saturday visiting friends and relatives.
By a mistake of our informant, about a marriage in Manitowoc, we said it occurred on the 7th inst., instead of the 6th inst., and the parties were Minnie GIERKE to Fred WILDE both of Manitowoc.
The proprietors of the Cedarburg Plank road are doing all in their power to get it in the very best condition before winter sets in. They are hard at work with a lot of men and teams at present, and hope to have the entire road graveled inside of three weeks.
The opening of the new hotel of J. C. KUHEFUSS will take place on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20th and 21st. Mr. KUHEFUSS invites all his friends and patrons to call and see his beautiful hotel and attend the opening.
Cedarburg sent up quite a lively delegation to the county fair last week among whom were noticed G. PODOLL, W. H. FITZGERALD, S. S. LEONARD, Jacob ZAUN, John KUHEFUSS, R. MOONEY, Chas. GOTTSCHALK, and F. H. GOODMAN. They are always on hand for the Washington County Fair and generally bring some good horses with to carry off a part of the purses. PODOLL, who has unusually been very successful in this line, thought he would allow others to have the field to themselves this year.
We learn that our neighbor Wm. H. FTIZGERALD, has taken another dam building job on the Menomonee river in the town of Wauwatosa near Milwaukee and about one mile west of the crossing of our rail road track over hat stream. The dam is to be something like 100 feet wide and seven feet high, built of white oak in a good substantial manner, so that it will not wash out as did the last, built by inexperienced hands. It is intended to raise the waters of the river deep and far enough to allow the cutting of ice in the winter for the Miller Brewery in the Menonomee valley.
Esquire Fitz can turn his hand at almost anything to earn an honest penny; he is one of the very few young men that has not been spoiled by holding office and being sent for years to the legislature. We hope that he will come out well in this new contract.
Mr. Dennis MITCHELL, the oldest of the four sons of the late Thomas MITCHELL of this town and who is now doing prosperous business as a blacksmith in Chicago was a welcome caller at the NEWS office.
His aged mother still resides here on the farm and her son Dennis comes up once in a while when he can spare the time to pay his mother and other relatives and friends a short visit. We are always glad to see a Cedarburg boy do well after life. Mr. MITCHELL is one of those thriving active men that will grow rich by attending strictly to his business.
The Cedarburg Weekly News
Cedarburg, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
October 31, 1883
Mr. Peter JOHANN of the town of Belgium was in town Monday and Tuesday.
Dr. Theo. HARTWIG of Eau Claire was in town last Wednesday and Thursday on business.
MARRIED - At Cedarburg on Sunday, October 28th, Mollie STEFFEN of this place to Henry HOPP of Milwaukee. We wish them success.
Messrs. R. STALLMANN, H. SIEVERT and two other gentlemen were in town last Sunday, attending the prize shooting at the Park.
Messrs. BARKHAUSEN and ZAUN, two of the most scientific and best farmers of Mequon, were welcome callers last Monday at our office.
Next Sunday Wm. P. JOCHEM, prop. of the Northern Railroad Hotel will dish out a drink called Tom and Jerry. Look out so you don't get too much of it.
Mr. Fred HILGEN of Racine, son of E. HILGEN Sen. of this place was home last Sunday visiting. Mr. H. was called home on account of the sickness of his sister, Mrs. G. PFEIFER.
Patrick HALPIN, who lives 1 1/2 miles north of here, offers his beautiful farm of 125 acres for sale, including 30 acres of woodland. Time will be given for a number of years for one-half the price if required.
This month's fair did not pass off so quiet as it usually does. A row occurred in front of John ROTH's saloon, and late in the evening four or five young bloods could be seen staggering up the street.
Among the many visitors at the Park last Sunday we noticed Messrs. HODAN, ENGELHARDT, KLUMB, H. HERZIGER, F. HERZIGER, HILGER, BEHLING, KOPP of Thiensville, and many others.
The furnace at the Union Hotel is in full blast now. Every room is equally heated thus making it very agreeable. A new patent beer pump is also put up which keeps beer always fresh no matter how long it is on tap.
A ball will be held at H. HERZIGER's hall in the town of Mequon on Sunday, November 18th, 1883. The Cedarburg Band will furnish the music for the occasion. Herman invites his friends and patrons.
DIED - At Stiles, Wis., of brain fever, Mary, wife of James HURLEY, formerly of this place. The deceased was the oldest daughter of Michael DUNN Esq., of this town, and within a few days of reaching her 32nd year. She was born and raised here and married to Mr. James HURLEY about 11 years ago, leaving him a widower with four children, the oldest nine years and the youngest only seven months old. A sister of the deceased is married to Hon. Wm. H. FITZGERALD of this place. This is a sad bereavement, and when the body reached here, it was followed to the last resting place by a very large number of relatives and friends of the family. The funeral services were performed at St. Francis church last Sunday by Rev. Father DURNIN.
MARRIED - October 28th, by Justice SCHELLENBERG at Horn's Corners, Miss Hermina TESCHENDORF of Milwaukee to Mr. Lorenz WEIDMAN of the Town of Cedarburg.