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Shawano County Journal

Jan 6 1870


Married - On the 4th inst., by C H Upham, Esq. Court Commissioner, at his office in this village, Mr. Joseph Wah-ta-sha and Miss Ke-pas-can Ne-sheen, all of Keshena. The bride and groom through with the hymeneal ceremony with Caucasian regularity, even to the presentation of a highly flavored cigar to the gentlemen of the press who witnessed the marriage. Long life to the happy couple.


Shawano County Journal

Jan 13, 1870


New Postmaster - We are pleased to learn that our young friend Chas Wiley has received his papers and gone through all the tribulations confirming him Postmaster of Shawano. The appointment as we have already remarked, is satisfactory to our community and a credit to the department. The office will remain where it is, and Charley, in the double capacity of postmaster and druggist, will post you or dose you in the latest style of the art.


Pella P.O. A change has occurred at the post office at Pella. Mr. August Koeppen having been appointed postmaster in the place of C R Klebesadel, removed. The office nets the postmaster about 8 dollars a year.


H. Klosterman, we neglected to notice last week, has assumed office he was elected last Spring.


A boy 16 years of age in Tuscola Co., Mich., recently shot an elk which weighed 450 pounds.

A Canadian postmaster had a keg of damaged powder and threw a lump into the stove to see whether it was good for anything. His widow is now repairing the house.

Handsome Chinese girls sell for $600 in San Francisco.

Grand and Petit Jurors

The following is a list of the Grand and Petit Jurors drawn for the February Term of the Circuit Court, which meets on the 8th day of February.

Grand Jurors

Henry Field                           Hans Anderson

John Warrington                   Joseph Maurer

John Meisner                         David Alexander

Charles Balke                        L. Rouse

William Seering                   Robert Black

James Miller                          Ferd. Brodhagen

W B Brainard                        James Magee

S. P. Olmsted

Petit Jurors

David Gorham                      E. Culver

Frank Dodge                         E. R. Murdock

G. W. Wright                         E. C. Crane

William Lade                        Samuel Parker

E. Smith                                 John Fink

R. Bumkee                             John C Warnick

William Wilks                      A. Howe Sr

H Burmeister                        H. H. Andrews

John King                              Thomas Lindsey

Lewis Porter                         John Mills

N. Martin                               Joseph Beadle

Russell Wilbur                     Joseph Fleury

John W Spencer                    O. Brooks

Henry Garfield                     Thomas Buck

Robert Mc Laren                  Thomas Duff

William Powell                    James Semple

Wm H Sanders                     P. W. Ackerman

R E Murdock

Moved- Mr. F. Schewe has bought a smaller carpenter shop, which he occupied and which so nearly “went up” a short time since, and moved it on to his lot in the town of Shawano, where he is fitting it up as a house dwelling.

List of Letters Remaining in the Shawano Post Office January 27, 1870.

Afferbough & Coulter         Ormes, Melvin

Bareenuise, H                       Osteby, Ole E

Brown, Carrie                       Piaddant, Miss B

Corgesneal, Ueless              Price, Walter

Desalier, George                  Prayai, J H

Dougherty, John M              Redman, Mr.

Hazelton, Charles P             Raymond, James                 

Hallett, W                              Summer, Miss M

Jerrard, John J                        Stern, Carl

Jones, William 2                   Somht, Mrs. Jane

Kauntadt, F Gly                    Stuart, A C

Knudsen, Nels                      Volk, John

Lioni, Mrs. Prague               Watson, AW

Lintz, JG                                 Williams Dr AW

Lewis, W                               Walter, Miss Jennie

Largary, John                        Wilkerson, Mr.

Mahan, H                               Webster, William

Montour, L & Howe            Young, J W

Maerti, Math                         Zentner, Raizt.

                                                Zenskey, Ferdinand

Shawano County Journal

Feb 3 1870

 Accident to Sheriff D H Pulcifer

On Monday evening last, Sheriff D H Pulcifer, while attempting to quiet a drunken row, was kicked in the bowels by one of the party which broke the truss which he habitually wears over a dangerous rupture with which he has been troubled for years. During the excitement he paid little attention to it, but on reaching the house found that a stricture of the intestines had taken place which he could not manage, placing him in a dangerous predicament. Drs LaCount and Stevens were called in, but their efforts were unavailing, and Mr. Pulcifer was informed that a difficult surgical operation was necessary to save his life. A messenger was sent post haste to Green Bay for Dr. C. E. Crane, who arrived here Tuesday afternoon, (making the trip from Green Bay in five hours) and performed the necessary operation, assisted by Dr. LaCount and Stevens, which placed Mr. Pulcifer out of immediate danger, though he will be necessarily confined to his room for weeks. The operation preformed by Dr. Crane is one of the most difficult and dangerous in surgery, requiring nerve as well as skill in the operator. The operation in this case necessitated an incision of four or five inches in length to the protruding substance, which was the omentum or caul instead of the intestines. At last accounts Sheriff Pulcifer was as comfortable as could be expected, but this blow coming upon him in a busy time, his naturally energetic spirit must chafe at the prospect of so long a confinement from his business with the outside world.

Accident - A Canadian employed in Mr. C. Crowley's camp on White Clay Lake, was severely hurt by a falling limb on Friday last. The limb struck him on the head, knocking him senseless for several hours. Concussion of the brain resulted, from which he is slowly recovering under the care of Dr. LaCount.

In Probate

Shawano Co. Court - Order to hear Petition for Administration

In the matter of the Estate of Ferdinand Buelter, deceased, late of Shawano County.

On reading and filing the petition of Louise Buelter, widow of said deceased, representing, among other things, that Ferdinand Buelter, late of the County of Shawano, and State of Wisconsin, on the 10th day of July, 1865, at Mobile, in the service of the United States Army, died intestate, leaving goods, chattels, and estate, within the State of Wisconsin, and that the said petitioner is the widow of said deceased, and praying that administration of said estate be granted to Charles R Klebesadel, of the town of Pella, in said County.

Therefore, it is ordered that said petitioner be heard before the Judge of this County, at the Probate office in said County of Shawano, on Monday, the 21st day of February, A.D. 1870, at ten o'clock in the forenoon of said day. And it is further ordered, that notice thereof be given to the heirs of said deceased and all persons interested, by publishing a copy of this order, for three successive weeks prior to said day of hearing, in Shawano County Journal, a newspaper printed and published in the village of Shawano, in said county.


By the Court, H. Klosterman; County Judge

dated at Shawano the 1st day of February, A.D. 1870

Shawano County Journal

17 Feb 1870


Found Dead - On Tuesday morning last, an old Norwegian, living on the Shioc road, a short distance below Mr. Hammond's place, was found dead within fifteen rods of his house. He had been in the village on Monday, and before starting for home in the evening appeared to be very much under the influence of liquor, a bottle of which he had with him, and also a bottle of some kind of medicine. the night was very cold toward morning, and the supposition is that he became exhausted from the effects of the liquor and laid down to perish from the cold. We could not learn his name. He was between fifty and sixty years of age.


Accident at Belle Plaine - we learn that a German named Ludwig, engaged with others is getting out a barn frame, accidently received a glancing blow from an axe upon his right shoulder, cutting a frightful gash about six inches deep. he is under the care of dr. Breed, of Embarrass,



Shawano County Journal

24 Feb 1870


Killed - A farmer named Albert Zindars, residing in Town 27, Range 17, was killed by the falling of a limb, while engaged in clearing land, about three weeks ago.



In this village, on Tuesday last, of inflammation of the lungs, Mrs. Marie LaCount de LaFleur, mother-in-law of Mr. I Giroux, aged 50 years. The remains were taken to Montreal, Canada, for internment.


New town - As will be soon by the proceedings of the County Board published in this weeks paper, a new town has been set off on the territory comprising the north-east portion of the town of Shawano, and named Washington. We understand that it is also the intentions of the Board, at its next meeting to detach Township 27, Range 15 from the town of Richmond, and annex the same to the town of Shawano, thus bringing the settled portion of the two towns on this side of the Wolf river under one organization.



Shawano County Reporter

7 Apr 1870


Mr. Henry Pegram, for many years a resident of this county, died at Weyauwega on the 30th.



Shawano County Journal

5 May 1870


Sad Accident - A little girl between three and four years of age, belonging to D. Gorham of this village, on Tuesday afternoon last, set her clothes on fire with matches, and before assistance reached her she was burned fatally. All that could be thought of by sympathizing neighbors and Dr. LaCount was done to relieve her sufferings, and she breathed her last quietly at six o'clock Wednesday morning.

Shawano County Journal

12 May 1870


Died - At Belle Plaine on the 4th inst., John Henry, only son of Wm. and Sarah Chambers, aged six years.


Also of the same place on the 8th inst., after a severe illness, which he bore with great patience, Ambrose Howe, Esq. at the advanced age of 74 years.

He leaves a disconsolate widow, a large family and numerous circle of friends to mourn the loss of a tender husband, an affectionate father and a generous, warm hearted friend.

The deceased came to Shawano from Warren County, N.Y., of which he was a native about 17years ago. he was one of the first settlers in the county and for some years kept a hotel in the lower part of the village. A man of uncommon size and strength, his open countenance and frank, genial manner, harmonized well with his athletic form. He will long be remembered by those who have partaken in his generous hospitality. Friendly to all, he was beloved by all who knew him - one of those men who seem to have no enemies.

During his illness the writer visited him and conversed freely with him on the subject of religion. He expressed faith in Jesus as the sinners Friend, and a hope of blissful immortality beyond the grave. The funeral services were held at the home of the deceased, and were largely attended. The sermon was preached by the writer from Revelation 14th chapter, 13th verse. Elder Stevens was also present and took part in the services. Thomas Magee.


Shawano County Journal

26 May 1870


The Wescott House known for the past 15 years as the Traveler's Home, in this village, will be opened next Monday under the proprietorship of Hon. D. H. Pulcifer, who has been engaged for the past month in giving the house a thorough overhauling and making extensive repairs and additions. New papering, new furniture, new arraignments generally have been the order of the day until the inside of the old hotel is hardly recognizable and the guest who is partial to surrounding clean new and tasty will find contentment in the future Wescott house. The table under the superintendence of Sheriff Pulcifer's  lady will be all that the most fashions can desire.


New Town - The County board of Supervisors at their last meeting divided the town of Angelica creating a new town which is to be called Maple Grove. They also detached twelve sections from the town No. 26 Range 16 E which includes the settlement of Prospect Hill and attached them to the town of Shawano.



Shawano County Journal

30 Jun 1870


In Probate

Shawano County Court

In the matter of the Estate of William Schultz, deceased.


On reading and filing the petition of Samuel Meyer, of Shawano County, representing among other things, that William Schultz, late of Shawano County, on the 29th day of November A.D. 1869, died intestate, leaving goods, chattels and estate, within this state and county and that the said petitioner nearest of kin to said deceased, and praying that administration of said be granted to august Kregel, of said county, it is ordered, that said petition to be heard before the Judge of this Court, on Saturday, the 2nd day of July A.D. 1870, at 10:00 A.M. at the Probate office in said county.


Ordered further, that notice thereof be given to the heirs of said deceased and all persons interested, by publishing a copy of this order, for three successive weeks prior to said day of hearing, in the Shawano County Journal, a weekly newspaper printed and published at Shawano, in said county.

By the Court,

H. Klosterman County Judge

Dated at Shawano the 6th day of June A.D. 1870



Shawano County Journal

14 July 1870

Reunion of Soldiers and Sailors


A grand reunion of officers, soldiers and sailors, of Wisconsin, is to take place at Milwaukee on the 26th day of September. at the preliminary meeting on the evening of the 6th, Gen. T.S. Allen presided as chairman and Col. S.B. Brightman was secretary. The executive community comprises nearly all of the volunteer officers of note in Milwaukee county. Among the general committees appointed consisting of one from each county in the state, C. H. Upham, Esq., appears for Shawano County. It will be the largest gathering of Wisconsin soldiers and sailors since the close of the war.


Shawano County Journal

18 Aug 1870


Population – The Green Bay Gazette says that Capt. Bourne has been taking the census of the Indians under his jurisdiction.  The Stockbridge and Munsee who occupy the two southwest townships adjoining the Menominee reservation number 169.  The Menominee have a population of 1,397.



Shawano County Journal

25 Aug 1870


Died -- A daughter of a Menominee chief died last week at Keshena.


Fire – On Wednesday last, the house of Mr. Myers, in the Town of Washington, near Shawano Lake, took fire and burned to the ground.  The owner being away from home, everything was destroyed.



Shawano County Journal

8 Sep 1870


Notice – Whereas my wife, Bertha Zarling, has left my bed and board without just cause or provocation, and I forbid all persons harboring or trusting her on my account as I shall not pay any debts of her contracting after this date.

Herman Zarling

Bell Plain, Aug 21, 1870



Shawano County Journal

15 Sep 1870


Shawano County --  The Military Road – Mill Centre—Owego – Farms and Buildings – Fine Scenery –Shawano Village – Business Men, Officers, Churches, &c. – Population --  Land and Farms in the Various Towns – Wagon and Rail Road’s Wanted.

From the Green Bay Advocate, Sept. 1, 1870.


The sun was just dispelling the fogs of the early morning a few days ago, when we took a seat with Mr. Munsee, one of the proprietors of the Shawano Stage, and rattled over the Fox River bridge, added the Fort Howard to the Green Bay mail and struck out Westward on the Military Road.  And to describe what we saw on that and the four succeeding days, in as few words as possible, is out object.


The first nine miles out the road is very good and has recently been very much improved by the county.  There are frequent farms along the route, which grow fewer as we approach the western line of the county.  Then come the cluster of mills which form the settlement of indefinite extent called Mill Centre.—Here, where but two or three years ago was an unbroken wilderness are now eight saw or shingle mills within a circuit of three miles.  The mills are Cook’s, Dunham’s, Stidd’s, Union, Sinborn’s, Monroe’s, Lucas, and McCartney’s.  Here is a post office and store, kept by Sylvester Wright.  From thence out the road is not as good as it might be.  The corduroy makes it rather unpleasant for riding over, although it might, we think, be turned to account by any enterprising dairyman, who could make his butter by driving half a mile or so over it in some places with his cream cans.


Fourteen miles out is a post office and store kept by Joshua Temple, and called Owego, in Shawano County.  Here we met Mr. Donald Gordon, formerly of this city, to whom we are indebted for some particulars.  Foster & Whitney’s shingle mill is located here.  The mill runs two shingle machines, one of which is a Valentine and averages about 90,000 shingles per day, but they have made as high as 110,000.  The land about here, if cleared, would make excellent farming land, and is held at about $5 per acre.—it is mostly timbered with elm, beach, maple, basswood, &c.


Seventeen miles from this city is the clearing of Wm. Powell, in the town of Maple Grove.  He came to this land last fall and has built a house of entertainment for the benefit of the traveling public.  Here we had a good dinner and a pleasant chat with Mr. P. and his wife.  By the way, Mrs. P. can make bread which we never saw surpassed.  The land here is excellent, and is held at $10 per acre.  Nearby is the hotel of Mr. Rudd, which is famous for its good fare.

Still farther on, in the town of Angelica, are the mill and store of Clinton & McLaren, and the hotel and post office kept by the latter.  From thence to within five miles of Shawano village, through the town of Angelica and Hartland, are fine farms, large clearings, many good farm houses, and every appearance of thrift.  Large stacks of grain were met with on every hand.  The standing corn, out of danger of frost, was full and heavy with ripening ears.  The land is mostly a rich sandy loam, and the face of the country is rolling and in some place decidedly hilly.


Five miles from Shawano village, the road descends a precipitous hill, from the brow of which in the distance, may be seen the white buildings of the village.  On the right hand, glistering beyond the tree-tops are the waters of Lake Shawano, a beautiful sheet of water about seven miles long by four miles wide.  The road now winds around the base of a bluff of limestone, down to a sandy plain, which extends, with little interruption, to the village.

The first view of Shawano village is pleasing, and the favorable impression received is strengthened by acquaintances.—We drove up to the Wescott House, of which D H Pulcifer, Esq., is the host, and received hospitable entertainment and as good a fare as heart could wish.—He has greatly enlarged the hotel this season, and is now completing an addition which is much larger than the original building.  On the business street are several stores which would do credit to places of much more pretensions than Shawano.  Among them we would especially cite that of Mr. C M Upham, whose trade is immense.

Among the new buildings not yet completed, in the village, we noted the church edifices of the Methodists and Roman Catholics.  They are occupied and only need topping out with towers, and are paid for.  The new school house, approaching completion, is a large and creditable one, two stories high, with belfry.  Several other buildings are in course of construction.

Mail routes as follows:  To Green Bay three times per week; to Oshkosh, via New London, twice a week; to Appleton, via Shiocton, once a week; to Keshena, twice a week.

The principal roads are the Green Bay Military road; the various mail roads; road to Waupaca, through Pella and Grant; and road west to Warsaw.  The county pays special attention to roads, and they are generally in good condition.


The recent census shows a population in the county of 3,165, exclusive of Indians, and we are informed that the population has doubled within about two years.  The population is nearly evenly divided between Native Americans and foreigners.  Among the foreigners the Germans predominate, but there are some Norwegians.  They are industrious and enterprising, and are not only changing the native wilderness into fruitful farms and pleasant villages but they are getting rich as a reward of their toil.


During our visit we traveled over the greater portion of the county and we give as the result of our observation and information the opinion that there is not a county in Wisconsin containing better land for agricultural purpose than Shawano.  It is true the lumber is heavy, but the advantage of timber over prairie over-balances the disadvantage of having to clear it.  There are sandy plains and poor land in Shawano County, but fully two-thirds of the county is good faming land.  Along the Military road we may safely assert that there is not a continuous mile of poor land for agriculture from Fort Howard to within five miles of Shawano.

The towns of Angelica and Hartland are rapidly filling up and becoming wealthy.  Six miles west of Shawano is a German settlement of about 50 families.  The town of Belle Plaine, eight miles south of Shawano, is the most populous town in the county, and contains much good land.  South-west are the two German towns of Pella and Grant.  The lands in these towns is said to be excellent, and there are many fine farms and buildings.  South-east of Shawano is the town of Waukechon, the principal part of which is good land.  In this town, and about six miles from Shawano, are the farms of the Semple brothers.  Parlan Semple has about 70 acres under cultivation, James Semple 95 acres and Arch. Semple about 60 acres.  All have excellent buildings, stock and implements and the brothers have a shop and employ a blacksmith to do their repairing.  We visited the farm of the latter and were informed by him that he raised last year 250 bush, wheat, 500 bush, potatoes, and 100 tons hay, besides other produce.  The three brothers together had about 2,000 bush, potatoes.  The crops this year will not vary much from the same figures.  Apple orchards are just coming into bearing, and the fruit is good.  A small tree, a mere switch 6 or 8 feet high, bore 28 large apples this year, of which we brought away a specimen.


There are a few other farms in this neighborhood, a good brick schoolhouse, and everything betokens thrift.

The town of Washington, at the head of Lake Shawano, containing good land.


The principal streams in the County are Wolf River, which runs though it from North to South, and the Embarrass and Red rivers.  Shawano is called the head of steamboat navigation on the Wolf, and a little steamer runs up there two or three times a week.  There are numerous small lakes in the County and many little streams, and springs of pure cold water are abundant.

We are informed by Mr. H Naber, that there are many beds of good pond marl in the county which will be excellent for fertilizing.  He has purchased a marl bed and proposes to test its value.


Mr. Naber has a fine garden in the village tastefully laid out and ornamented with trees and flowers, and we can testify that good watermelons grow there.

The Wescott House is well kept by Mr. Pulcifer and his lady.  Everything is served up in tempting style, and a good garden furnishes fresh vegetables.  Mr. P. being also Sheriff of the County has a temporary lease on the house of entertainment known at the county jail, but we learn that it meets with very little patronage.  We are indebted to him for many favors.


The livery stable of J M Robinson is convenient to the hotel, and the horses and rigs are of good class.


Michael Devlin’s hotel is a new one and will be a great convenience for the lumbermen who fill up the town in the winter.  It is 24x48 feet, two stories high, and contains a dozen bed rooms.

The various stores seem to be full of business, although we are told that summer is a dull season.  In the cabinet rooms of Mr. Raisler we notice very handsome furniture.  The hardware and tin ware store of Mr. Schweers is well filled with goods and turns out good work.  We also saw good work from the blacksmith shop of Messrs. Field and Fransway.  The business men of the place all seem to be enterprising and we acknowledge many courtesies from them.

Going out to Shawano, one of the passengers was an old farmer, Isaac House, from northern New York, on a visit to his two daughters—his first trip to the west.  He expressed his delight with the soil, the scenery, the crops, &c.  We witnessed the meeting between him and one of his daughters—couldn’t see very clearly, but believe there were several pairs of moist eyes present.


After a very pleasant visit, we returned to Green Bay by the same route, the stage line of Klebesadel & Mansce, whose outfit is as good as the roads will warrant, and who made good time.  We don’t blame them for the road, nor for the fact that the rain poured all day.  The charges on the line are very moderate. 

As a concluding remark we would say that we do not believe that our citizens fully appreciate the growing importance of Shawano County and the magnitude of its trade.  We are satisfied that any expenditure in improving the communication between there and here would be money well invested.  A large portion of the Shawano trade now goes southward, for the only reason that it cannot come here.  They want good and reliable communication with the waters of Green Bay, and express a willingness to meet us half way in any measure looking to that end.



The Old Sledge.  The subscriber having enlarged his capacity for business at the well known stand of H. Field, is now ready to receive orders for all kinds of county Blacksmithing, Repairing of Buggies, Cutters, Wheelbarrows, Ploughs, in fact anything that goes to a Blacksmith’s Shop to be repaired, (that includes everything that has the misfortune to get broke).  All work done in a prompt, neat and substantial manner, and warranted as represented.

Special attention given to Shoeing and working in Steel.

I have on hand an assortment of Ready-made work, and am still making, and do not intend to be No. 2 no how.

Harvey Field

One block south of Upham’s Store, Shawano, Wis.

Aug 4th, 1870


Locals in Brief.—on our second page we published the greater portion of an article entitled “Shawano County” copied from the Green Bay Advocate.  Read it.

We are informed that a Barber Shop is being erected in this village near the wagon shop of E. Kruger, Esq.  It is a want that has long been felt here, and we are happy to see that there is a person enterprising enough to build one.

The German citizens of our village had a dance at Schweers. Hall, on Saturday evening last, which wound up with a good supper at the Wescott House.

Mr. J. D. Kast’s Grist Mill, which has been undergoing improvements the last month, we learn, is now ready to do grinding of all kind.  Farmers will please bear this in mind.  Mr. M. Oleson is the miller.


We have had pretty fair weather the past week.

Anyone reading The “Shawano County” article in this paper would naturally think that the man who said “a person would starve on a farm in this county,” was a deceiving cuss.  And so he is.


Duck hunting has been indulged in by some of our citizens the past week.  But very few have been killed; they are so wild, you know.


Mr. H. E. Howe is building an addition to his store, to make room for his increasing business.

The Postage to foreign counties is as follows: “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland,” 6 cents; Denmark, 18 cents; Sweden, 14 cents; Norway, 15 cents.  The same is for single rate of half ounce or under.

The new school house is nearly ready for plastering.  It will be a very handsome edifice when completed.

The livery stable of Mr. J. M. Robinson, as been well fitted out with carriages and horses.  No more looking for ‘spare’ rigs to go out riding with, thanks “Fortune.”

Read the advertisement of the Wescott House.  We can hardly endorse all the (?) ways but we do know he sets a good table and keeps a spare bed for his friends.

W. H. McCord, Esq., was appointed a delegate to represent this county at the Republican Congressional Convention, which was held at Oshkosh yesterday.



Shawano County Journal

22 Sep 1870


Locals in Brief.—The steamer Erie, Capt. Allender, is now making regular weekly trips between here and New London.

We learn that the German Social Union of this Village have raised between $75 and $100 for the benefit of the wounded Germans in Prussia.

C. A. Raisler is constantly adding to his already large stock of Furniture, which would be well for those in want of articles in his line to look at, and then buy.

C. R. Kiebesadel is putting up a dwelling house on his lot next to the Methodist Church.


There can be seen in Mr. O. Andrews store a watermelon weighting 84 pounds.  It was raised by Charles Howard, of this village. 

About a dozen or more Indians started from here on Saturday last to work on the Green Bay and Lake Pepin Road.

A party of Oshkosh gentlemen, five in number, passed through this place on their way to the trout streams, Monday last.

Burglars are on the war path.  One of the rooms in the Wescott House, occupied by Mr. J. Jacobs, of Green Bay, was entered by one of them on Thursday night last, but retreated in double-quick time when he discovered that the occupant was not yet asleep.


Lumbermen are making ready for the woods, by overhauling log-sleds. &c.


The Green Bay and New London stages are now making good time.


Cranberries are selling at from $1 to $1.50 per bushel.


Attempted Robbery—As Captain Jos. Allender was returning from town to his boat, the Erie, which was moored at the Landing above the stream saw mill, on Thursday night of last week, a man came out of the bushes near the residence of Mr. T. H. McNichol, and made an attack upon him, for the purpose of robbing him.  Mr. A. who perhaps thought that such a proceeding was rather unwarranted and uncalled for, moved back a step or two, and as the Captain expressed it, “gave him a ‘good ‘un’ under the eyebrow,” which speedily put him to flight.



                       O. ANDREWS

                           Dealer in

Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Clothing,

              Gents’ Furnishing Goods,

           Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes,

   Lamps and Lamp Fixtures, Fruit, &c., &c.

                Shawano, Wisconsin

February 13th, 1869



Shawano County Journal

29 Sep 1870


Repaired—we understand that Capt. Allender has completed a comfortable cabin and hurricane deck on the steamer Erie, and that he is now ready to receive passengers.  The fare we believe is $1.25, meals extra.  A good opportunity for those who would prefer to travel by water.


Died—in this village on the 24th inst. of Drepey, Mrs. Rosaline Carroll, mother of Mrs. Wm. McArthur, aged 61 years,

Elkhorn and Waupaca papers please copy.


Shawano County Journal

20 Oct 1870


New Barn—Mr. Devlin, of the Devlin House, has just completed a substantial and convenient barn for the accommodation of the traveling public.  


Personal—on Thursday last we received a pleasant call from Capt. P. McNichol, of Calais, Me., who is on a visit to his son in this village.  The Captain informs us that he has concluded to make his future residence in this western country, but has as yet not decided on the locali1ty in which to settle.


Sheriff—I respectfully announce myself as a candidate for Sheriff, and solicit the support of the voters of Shawano County; promising, if elected, to discharge the duties of the office without fear or favor, and to the best of my ability, without delegating them to any other person.                          J. H. Robinson

Shawano, Oct 17th, 1870