Ozaukee County Newspapers
The Cedarburg Weekly News
November 5, 1884
Cedarburg, Ozaukee, Wisconsin
Miss KELLEY of Milwaukee was in town visiting.
MARRIED--At Cedarburg on Saturday the 1st inst. Alvin VOGEL to Mary DETHLOFF, both of this village. Success.
The republicans of this town had a mass meeting and torch-light procession last Saturday, and the democrats on Monday.
On Sunday next, C. MEYER will have his prize bowling match that should have been held some two weeks ago, but on account of the disagreeable weather was postponed until next Sunday. Mr. MEYER will also serve a free lunch.
NOTICE--All those indebted to me will please call and settle up, as I am leaving Cedarburg in a week.--E.A. GELTCH
Mr. Paul HAMMER the well known stock buyer of Milwaukee, purchased two of the fattest cattle that passed through this town. They weigh 3200 lbs., and cost $160. He bought them from Mr. Chas. JOHNSON, and drove them through this village last Sunday morning on their way to the city.
We learn that Dr. FUCHS of Fredonia is now putting up a handsome brick building for office purposes and that on Tuesdays and Fridays in the afternoon he will be found in his branch office in Boltonville at the house of Mr. MORGENROTH. The practice of the Doctor is quite extensive, and he is fast acquiring a reputation as one of the bet physicians in this and Washington Co.
A sad and serious accident happened Mr. Thomas GRADY, an old and respected farmer who lives about three miles . . .(unreadable line). . .riding home with a neighboring farmer. Mr. G. put his burning pipe in his pocket and soon his clothes were ablaze. His neighbor tried in vain to extinguish the flames, but did not succeed until all his clothes were burnt and his body badly burnt. He is reported to be recovering slowly.
We are sorry to announce the removal from Cedarburg within a short time, of Mr. E.A. GELTCH, apothecary and druggist who left a flourishing business at St. Paul some eight months ago, upon the urgent solicitations of his brother-in-law, Dr. MAGER of this place. Dr. MAGER, as stated in last week's NEWS, having sold out again to Dr. HARTWIG, and the business of Mr. GELTCH being largely dependent upon the filling of physicians' prescriptions, he has concluded to go to a larger place than Cedarburg that he may not be dependent upon the favors of a single physician, as Dr. HARTWIG will fill his own prescriptions.
Mr. GELTCH has selected the city of Sheboygan as his future residence, and however sorry we may feel in being thus deprived of so good and amiable a citizen as Mr. GELTCH, who in a short time has become quite a favorite with our people here, we must congratulate Sheboygan upon the acquisition of Mr. GELTCH who is in addition to his personal worth, also one of the best and learned apothecaries and analytical chemists. We bespeak for our friend a hearty welcome to Sheboygan, and request our many friends there to assist the new owner as one of the most worthy men we ever had the pleasure of getting acquainted with.
DEATH OF CASPER MEYER AN OLD FORMER CEDARBURG CITIZEN -- The following dispatch appeared in the Milwaukee papers.
Oshkosh, Wis., Nov. 3--Two men named Frederick HOFFMAN and Casper MEYER; were drowned at the mouth of Fox River yesterday by the capsizing of their boat. The body of HOFFMAN has been recovered. The other has not yet been found. Both men were married.
At the same time letters from Mrs. MEYER were received here by friends and relations of the family announcing the untimely end of her husband as mentioned in the above dispatch. It was but two days before his death we received a letter from him. Casper MEYER was one of the best hearted men we ever knew; nothing in the world could ever spoil his good humor and when we met him here last on a visit to this place last spring, he was the same Casper MEYER that he was in 1848, when he first settled as a young man with his beautiful young wife in this village. He emigrated from Germany and arrived in New York in the year 1847 where he remained one year, removing from thence to Cedarburg in 1848; he sold out his little homestead here in 1852 and removed to Milwaukee where he kept a boarding house on East Water Street and made quite a handsome sum of money so that he was able to put up a fine brick house on Market Street, and thinking that he could do better, gave up his well paying business and rented the then so called Best Beer Hall at $3,000 a year, losing heavily in the enterprise, so that he with the remnant of his money left for Oshkosh in 1873 where he has resided ever since.
The deceased was married three times, having lost his first two wives in Milwaukee; the present widow is a sister to his second wife with whom he had one child, who died in Milwaukee when about six years old, the only child he ever had.
Mr. Claus MEYER of this town is a half brother of the deceased; a brother-in-law Mr. Charles FERGE, lives in the town of Mequon.
A large number of friends here and in Milwaukee will mourn his loss. We have not heard as yet whether the body has been recovered.
The Cedarburg Weekly News
Cedarburg, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
November 12, 1884
John WEBER, the brewer, is building a large patent ice house near his brewery.
Mr. Conrad HORNEFFER and Miss Phoebe FUHRMAN were in town Wednesday last on a short visit.
Henry HAAS of Thiensville will have a grand ball in his new hall on the 2nd, Christmas Day, Dec. 25th.
The Granger Club of the town of Mequon had a ball at Henry HAAS' hall last Saturday evening. Many of our Cedarburg grangers were invited and report having had a splendid time.
Three bids were brought before the board of Supervisors last Monday in regard to the re-building of the so-called Moldenhauer bridge in this town, but all were rejected, as none was suitable to the board.
Mr. SCHROETER of the Milwaukee News Comp. will visit Cedarburg next Saturday, and proceed from here on Tuesday to Grafton, Saukville and Port Washington. All those who have not yet taken any German or English periodicals, newspapers, etc. will have an excellent chance of subscribing for what they may wish.
The prize bowling for poultry, at Apollo Hall last Sunday was a success. About 30 ducks were carried off by the lucky winners.
Dr. H. MAGER will sell his horses, vehicles and household articles at public auction on the 24th inst. H. SCHELLENBERG, auctioneer.
Herman HERZIGER of Mequon will have a ball on Sunday the 30th inst. The Cedarburg Band furnishes the music.
NOTICE--All those indebted to me please call and settle within the next two weeks, after that time, costs will be made for collection.--Dr. H. MAGER, Cedarburg, Nov. 8, 1884
THE RESULT OF THE ELECTION IN THIS COUNTY
The following county ticket is elected: For Sheriff, John P. WEYKER, for Register of Deeds, Walter ZASTROW, independents; for Clerk of the Circuit Court, John FITZGERALD, for County Treasurer, William AHLHAUSER, for County Clerk, John C. SCHROELING, for County Superintendent of Schools, William F. SCOTT, for District Attorney, D.M. JACKSON, for Surveyor, L. TOWSLEY, for Coroner, Charles L. WILKE, for Member of Assembly, John J. RACE, no opposition, Democratic vote on President and member of Congress - 2,171; Republican - 719; Democratic majority - 1,452.
The impromptu celebration of the election of Cleveland and Hendricks in Cedarburg was a very good one in every respect. At 1 o'clock in the afternoon, the officers of the club concluded to take down the Cleveland streamer with appropriate ceremonies. By two o'clock this office had furnished the club large handbills which were distributed in the village in the afternoon. The cannon began to roar about 7 o'clock in the evening, a large bonfire was built in front of the Washington House and the full Cedarburg Music Band turned out to enliven the air with sweet music. A large number of people gathered together on this very short notice, the remaining torches from the last procession, of which about one half had been borrowed and returned, were lit and then the Cleveland and Hendricks streamer was taken down and placed upon a long platform wagon (unreadable).
While this operation was going on, the President of the Club, Hon. W. H. FITZGERALD called the gathering to order and explained in a neat speech the propriety of now taking down the streamer after the victory had been won; he then called upon F. W. HORN who stood in the crowd witnessing this proceedings, in spite of a severe cold caught Saturday previous in getting wet during the procession, to say a few words in German, which he did, taking the President's stand on a big dry goods box in the center of the street. After occupying the attention of the crowd for about 15 or 20 minutes and until the rigging of the streamer on the big wagon was completed, a procession was formed, headed by the music and the banner on the wagon, followed by the torch bearers and escorted and kept in line by the mounted officers of the club. Meantime the "Hurrah for Cleveland" together with the booming of the cannon was kept up continually until about half past 9 o'clock when the procession returned to the starting point where it came to a halt. Mr. FITZGERALD then again mounted the dry goods box and made a few more appropriate remarks ending with a call for three cheers for Cleveland and Hendricks, which were given with a good will and the crowd then dispersed. The finest weather favored the celebration very much, the streets were in good condition, the sky clear and not a bit of wind stirring.
Cedarburg was the head center of the republican party in this county; the large Woolen Mills, the big Hilgen Mfg. Comp. and the flouring mills are situated here, and the owners of each did their very best to get a majority in this town for Blaine; they were however disappointed and although this town did cast the largest republican vote in the county, it gave at the same time the largest democratic vote of any town, thus showing what was done by the bone and sinew of the town against all the capital and the threatened reduction of laborers' wages to 25 cents per day, if Cleveland should be elected (unreadable) Sunday morning witnessed a number of democrats calling at the druggist for medicine to cure the hoarseness from shouting for Cleveland and Hendricks.
Mr. Wm. HILGEN of Milwaukee, was in town last Sunday visiting friends.
Leander HERZIGER who has been visiting at Neenah, returned home last Tuesday.
Don't forget the concert at Claus MEYER, Apollo Hall, on Sunday the 30th inst. The concert and prize bowling will take place in the afternoon and close with a grand ball.
Last week we announced that Mr. Thomas GRADY of this town was badly burnt on his way home by his clothes taking fire from his pipe. To-day we are sorry to have to record his death which occurred last Monday night. He leaves a widow but no children.
Carl KOEPKE, a well-to-do farmer in the town of Jackson, living about five miles wet of here, has been in the habit of drinking too much whiskey for some years back, although but 36 years old and of a very strong constitution. On Friday of last week he bought five gallons of “forty rod” and laid down to it, pouring into him quart after quart until he was found dead in a fence corner. In a close fight, whiskey will always win.
A Tank was built in this village in the cooper shop of Mr. H. BENDER twelve feet deep by over fourteen feet in diameter that will contain five hundred barrels, or two-thousand gallons of water when filled. It will be used as a reservoir by our Fire Company, the town aiding the enterprise by an appropriate of one hundred dollars. It was placed on yesterday near the south end in the main street of the village on the hill in front of the Catholic Church, at the forks of the Milwaukee and Hamilton roads. The filling of this monster tank with water, will be done this (Wednesday) evening by the Fire Company from the little creek crossing the street in the village about fifteen hundred feet distant. All able-bodied citizens are invited to take a hand in, as it will be a heavy job, too heavy almost for the boys of the Fire Company.
The Cedarburg Weekly News
Cedarburg, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
November 26, 1884
Dr. Theo. HARTWIG can now be found at his office in his residence removing there yesterday.
Mr. James GAFFNEY a former resident of Cedarburg, was in town last Wednesday visiting his numerous friends.
E.S. TURNER, Esq. was in town last Friday on business.
Mrs. KOPP, wife of Leonard KOPP a well-to-do farmer in the town of Mequon died last Thursday. The funeral took place last Saturday afternoon.
The large tank near the Catholic church was filled last Wednesday forenoon. A line of hose was stretched from the tank to the Planing Mills pump, and in less than an hour and one-half it was filled.
Last Saturday evening the democrats of Grafton celebrated the election of Cleveland and Hendricks by a grand ball held in John B. SIMON's hall. The Cedarburg Band furnished the music.
The newly started Brass Band at Grafton is progressing rapidly under the instructions of Mr. Albert WEBER of this place.
We had a pleasant call from Doctor Y.S. TROYER, who has lately become a citizen of Grafton, where he intends to practice his profession. The Doctor, although in the prime of life, has been a practitioner for some years in Indiana and in LaCrosse county in this State. He was born in Ohio and is of German descent, speaking the language of his forefathers quite fluently.
ANOTHER OLD SETTLER GONE TO JOIN THE SILENT MAJORITY
One of the oldest settlers of our neighboring village of Grafton, Mr. William COULSON, died yesterday at his residence in the 78th year of his age after a short illness of disease of the heart.
The deceased settled in Grafton as a carpenter and joiner in the year 1843 and was married one year later to Mrs. HARVEY, a widow and niece of the late John WILLETT of Mequon with whom she resided and whom the few old remaining settlers there will remember; she died some six years ago. Of the three children from this marriage, but one remains, Mr. William COULSON, who was born at Grafton and lives there now. The deceased was a good citizen and well liked by all his neighbors. The funeral will take place to-morrow at 1 o'clock P.M. from his late residence. Thus one after another of the old settlers that have seen and went through all the hardships incident to an early settlement of a wilderness, passes away from us. May he rest in peace.
We have noticed heretofore that Mr. GELTCH was about leaving us and establishing himself as druggist and apothecary at the city of Sheboygan. He called upon us yesterday, being about to leave for his new home, and wishes us to say to those of his friends and patrons in and about Cedarburg whom he could not see for the want of time, that he will always remember their kindness shown to him during his short stay with us, and that he bids them for the present good bye. We again recommend him as a good citizen and as an expert in his business to the favor of the good citizens of Sheboygan. Last night our full Cedarburg band serenaded Mr. GELTCH, and were handsomely entertained by him.