March 30 1865
We regret to learn that the
gallant old veteran soldier, Lieut. Geo. Johnson
is in a very
critical situation. The rebel bullet, which lies under the soldier blade can
not be extracted and is supposed to have injured the spinal column. His
friends sympathize with him in his affliction.
Returning - Jerome Buck, of this
village, who has been employed in the United States Quartermaster's
Department, returned home last week looking "as good as new".
Horace Wescott, has moved his family out
of his new Half-way House on the Green Bay road. "Hod" understands his "biz"
and travelers will find him a good and attentive landlord. Success to him
and the new house.
April 27 1865
Register of Deeds
Clerk Board Supervisor A G Rockwell
Clerk of Court
J M Ostroph
Supt' of schools
A P Knapp
SCJ June 22 1865
Two Indians Shot - We learn by Mr. Robinson of the Lake Superior Route,
that two Indians were killed near Rice Lake seventy miles north of this place,
on last Friday. Last fall an Indian at work for Mr. Robinson was killed by
another Indian who settled with the father of the murdered man by paying $60. in
money and the affair was supposed to be settled, according to the Indian idea of
justice, until last Friday when the father, nephew and two friends of the
murdered man tool the avengers path, tracked the murder and his brother about
twenty miles, to the bank of a little stream and shot them. The object of
shooting the brother, who was a large powerful Indian and quite popular with the
band was to prevent him avenging his brother's death. A second cousin of the
brothers shot on Friday has exposed the quarrel and is on the track of their
murders. The parties all belong to the Chippewa Tribe of Indians.
RETURNED - We notice in town
quite a number of returned soldiers. While we join with all classes in returning
thanks to our honored heroes who have periled their lives in defense of the Dear
Old Flag, our thoughts turn and the lips tremble, the eye fills and the heart
throbs with anguish, and we think of the weary watcher and of him whose body
lies in a soldiers shroud and whose grave is where he reeled with his life the
principles taught by the Constitution; they cannot come, but their memory will
be cherished by a grateful people and their orphans and widows provided for.
To those that have returned from the field of blood
or from the hospitals and prison pens we would say
"And we thank you, Slavery's dead.
And the hosts of Wrong are fled
And the Right prevails instead;
Look out where the flag unfurls
Look out through your tears and curls
Give them welcome, Happy girls
July 13 1865
DIED - In the town of Belle
Plaine, on Monday July 10th, of Typhoid Fever, SOPHIA,
wife of John Darrows a Volunteer in the United
The Shawano Aid Society when notified of the facts
in the case, promptly paid the Doctor's bill and expenses of the funeral, and
also provided in a measure, for the present wants of the children - of whom
there is five - who are left without father or mother, for the present, and are
dependent upon the kindness of friends until the return of their father. In this
connection we would mention their names of Mrs. James Grimmer and Mrs. Judge
Maurer who, with a sisterly feeling robed the body for it's last resting place
and provided many needful article for the deceased and the children; they done
what they could and their reward is just beyond the pearly gate.
We trust our citizens will remember that John
Darrows is absent on a sacred mission and that we are bound by the most binding
obligations to attend to the wants of the sorrowful and grief stricken little
ones who are now left without a protector. We do not ask charity for them, we
ask only for what is theirs by right and which we have sacredly and
solemnly agreed to pay. "No soldier's family must suffer" this, by general
consent, become a Nation al Motto, "With what measure ye went it shall be
measured to you again".
Census of Shawano County
The following is a correct statement of the
census returns of this county as appears from the records in the office of the
Clerk of the Board of Supervisors;
Foreign birth Total pop
New Hotel -
It always gives us pleasure to more improvements about town, particularly those
that are made on business street- and which add not only to the beauty, but
prosperity of the village. It is also a satisfaction to note the rise and
progress of our business men, especially those who are pioneers in any business.
It shows that those who 'stuck their stakes' in Shawano had confidence in it and
that their anticipations have been realized in a great degree. We have been led
to this train of thought by the fact that Hiram Wescott
is preparing to erect a New Hotel on the site of the old Traveler's Home, now
occupied by him, which is to form a wing for the new structure which is to be
three stories high and a large public Hall in the upper story.
Fatal Accident -
Rev. Mr. Hewitt informs us that in last Friday
afternoon a little daughter of John Palmer, of
Embarrass, named Mary and aged three years, was
accidently scalded to death. She was drawing something across the floor when
she fell into a pail of hot water and was burned so badly that all efforts to
relieve her proved unavailing. Such accidents are altogether too frequent and
more care should be used with the little ones.
We received a call this week from LESLIE J
PERRY, formerly of this office, and a four year
graduate of the Army- three years in the old "Second" and one in the "Sixth"
Wisconsin Infantry, as Commissary Sergeant. Perry, as we call him, had an inside
view of Rebellion, having been a prisoner for nearly two years, and visited
Libby Prison, felt the sufferings of Andersonville, Florence, Salisbury and
other prison pens. For a long time it was supposed he had fell a victim to the
privations and cruelty of the fiends who had charge of the Rebel prisons. He
returns in good health, and is looking better - or better looking as the girls
say - then formerly, and has received a cordial welcome by his old friends and
We understand that he is preparing to migrate to
Blue Earth City, Fairbault Co., Minnesota this fall, and there settle down and
enjoy a quiet he so well deserves. At any rate, he will leave this section of
the state, with the best wishes of our citizens for his future success, and we
would cordially recommend him to those among whom he is to locate.
Perry may you never lack "sorts" and have a good
supply of "quoins" in the bank.
Aug 31, 1865
D H PULCIFER has been
appointed deputy U S Marshal for Shawano County. "Mighty mean men get into
office up there."
Indian Statistics -
From Capt. William Powell, U S Interpreter at Keshena, we obtain the following
statistics in relation to Indian matters:
Number of Indians at first payment 2,500. Number at
last payment, 1,665.
Number of Indians enlisted in the army during the
late war one hundred and twenty-five, of whom forty were killed.
Number of cases of Small Pox during the past six
months, one hundred and thirty-five of which, seventy-four proved fatal. Out of
this number there was only nine cases among the Pagans three of which were
Number of Bands in the Nation, eleven, each of which
has a chief one of whom is Head chief of the Nation:
Name of Chiefs and Bands
Car-row, Head Chief
Ke-she-na, Menominee River Band
Ah-cone-may, Oshkosh Band
Metah-we-na-niew, Sou-li-gne's Band
Ah-wah-sha-sah, Ak-ka-mote's Band
Where no special name is given the Band takes the
name of their chief.
A son of D SCOTT, aged 15
years, in Little Wolf, Waupaca County, was killed by the accidental
discharge of a gun on which he was leaning.
The Manitowoc North Western says a party of
Indians had with them a fair-haired little girl apparently about seven years of
age. There was some excitement occasioned by the report that the girl spoke
German, which was untrue. The Indians said her father was a Frenchman, who was
killed in the war, and that her squaw mother was dead. Many doubted if the girl
was not of pure white blood, but she was unwilling to leave the Indians and went
with them to their home in Door County.
Sep 7, 1865
PLAYED OUT - VAMOOSED
To funny not to share...................
Left my bed and board on Sunday, September 3rd, my
husband, whom I have taken care of for several years - Joseph
Carpenter - He may easily be known from his habit of begging tobacco and
drinking whiskey, when he can either sponge or get trusted for it, and his
shiftless habits which do not allow him the luxury of a clean face and hands
except on special occasions - . All persons are hereby forbid harboring or
trusting the above described specimen of the stronger(?) sex on my account, as I
shall pay no debts of his contracting after this date. Any person returning him
or giving information where he may be found will not receive the thanks of the
Shawano, September 4, 1865
Sep 21 1865
Died - At
New London, September seventh Emma Jane Stone, formerly of
this village, aged eighteen years.
Many persons were afraid that the army would ruin the
morals and habits of the young men who joined the ranks, but the result proves
that their fears were groundless, as they have returned, in almost every case,
improved by the drill with their comrades in arms. In our vicinity we do not
know of a single instance where a returned soldier has shown a disposition to
indulge in dissipation or engage in immoral habits; in fact their record since
their return shows that they are determined to be good, moral law abiding
citizens and an ornament and credit to the Government they have so bravely and
honorably served. We congratulate them upon their safe return and wish them all
abundant success in whatever vocation of life they pursue.
We have received a call from D H
Pulcifer of the Shawano Journal and Deputy United States Marshal. Also
from Captain Wm. Powell U S Interpreter to the Stockbridge
and Menominee Indians, and from one of the chiefs of the later tribe. These
gentlemen are here in attendance of the United states Court, being interested in
some cases relating to the Indians.
From Captain Powell we learn some interesting facts
concerning the tribes mentioned. The Menominee Indians number 1665. About 125 of
the young men went into the army, the majority of whom returned. The Stockbridge
Indians number 400, and are in very comfortable condition, many of them having
very fine farms. All speak the English language, and live as white men. The
Oneidas, who live a few miles west of Green Bay, number 1400, having nearly
doubled their numbers since they removed to that locality. They are also engaged
in farming and doing well.
19 Oct 1865
Names of Registered Voters in the Town of
The following is the correct copy of the names of
all voters Registered in the town of Richmond, Shawano county for the year 1865.
Ackerman, Parmerly W
Martin, Herman H
Branch, Thomas S
Pulcifer, D H
Colburn, Z Clark
Peters, Ziba T
Grimmer, Alfred W
Grimmer, James H
Gardnow, Lewis H
Rockwell, Alphonso G
Sparks, Dorwin T
Haywood, Judson A
Hewitt, John L
Hendricks, John P
Upham, Charles M
Wescott, Charles D
Whithouse, James L
Whitehouse, J. Little
Maxfield, Fred W
MaCord, Myron H
Winans, John A
Willis, John T
Murray, Julius A
Morgan, Harvey J
Murdock, Edwin R
Fred Schweers, who is unmarried and has an
eye for the beautiful, has had a handsome new front put on his Blacksmith shop.
Ogden Brooks who doesn't know him as a first
class worker in iron - having outgrown his quarters has been compelled to
enlarge by putting a large addition to his Blacksmith shop.
A. Zerwas has completed his shop and is now
actively at work trying to Boot all who favor him with a call, or in other words
he is prepared to make boots and shoes to order.
New Saw and Shingle Mill - Hon. John Wiley,
of this village, has commenced the erection of a Saw and Shingle Mill on the
outlet of White Clay Lake and at the head of Lake Shawano. The Mill is to
contain a first class shingle machine, an upright and a circular saw. There is
an abundance of water to run the Mill the whole time and above it is a large
extent of pine land of best quality and ease of access. This investment must
prove profitable to the Doctor, and we congratulate him on the public spirit he
has displayed in making the investment. It is intended to have the Mill ready
for work early next spring.
Grist Mill - Mr. Murdock informs us that the
Keshena Mill has been put in the most perfect order and everything that can add
to the facilities of a first class Flouring Mill added. They are now prepared to
manufacture as good a grade of flour as can be found in this section of the
state. The facilities at the Keshena Mill which is easy to access will enable
our citizens to flour their own wheat without going out of the county. Mr.
Murdock also says the Mill is prepared to grind all varieties of course grains.
Charles Barrows, M. D. Shawano
Sheriff - Charles Howe
Register of Deeds - Henry Klosterman
Treasurer - Henry Durrin
Clerk of Board of Supervisors - A G Rockwell
Clerk Circuit Court - J M Ostroph
County Judge - Joseph Maurer
Sup't. of Schools - A P Knapp
County Commissioner - James Semple
Chairman - Orlin Andrews and Charles Klebesadel
Our Martyrs -
On a sandy plain, in the midst of a pine forest,
bounded by a murky swamp, there is a pit, filled with dead men's bones,
unnumbered, unnoted, uncounted, unrecorded, unnoticed, without sepulture or
sacred rights of burial. By thousands, not dead by the bullet, not stricken by
disease from the hand of God, or starved to death with the cruel torture of
hunger, amid such plenty that an army of six myriads, with its cattle and
horses, could subsist on the surplus provisions of the country in a rapid march
past Andersonville - or murdered with frost under the shadow of the fat pines,
which sang sad requiem to their memories, as the winter winds moaned through the
branches, whose very sighing called up in frenzy the happy homes and warm
hearths of the North to the wandering minds of the dying martyrs. - Gen.
23 Nov 1865
By Judge Maurer, at his residence, on the 27th of
October Alexander Ket-son to Miss
Sophia We-she co-ba, all of Keshena.
By the same at the same time and place,
John Peters to Miss Sha-nete
Iy-a-sha, all of Keshena
The judge gave the company a good fatherly talk and
in his usual gallant manner kissed the brides and bid them go "Multiply and
replenish the earth".
On Wednesday, November 8th, at 10 o'clock A.M. of
Diphtheria. The youngest daughter of
Christopher Hill of Belle Plaine, aged four years.
"The flower fadeth"