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Shawano County Journal

Jan 25 1872

Painful Accident

We learn that a man named Paul Anderson employed in C W Mackay's camp on Red river , near this village was badly hurt on Monday last by the rolling of a log upon him while loading, fracturing one of his thighs. Dr. LaCount reports that he is doing well, though suffering much pain.

Sudden Death

It is with regret that we announce the death, after a short illness, of Mr. I. R. Spencer, an old and respected citizen of the town of Belle Plaine in this county on the 17th inst. He was a genial, liberal hearted gentleman, and his death is a serious loss  to the little community in which he lived, as well as a blow to his family. His death was caused by a rupture in the side which thro' inattention was allowed to attain a condition which placed the patient beyond medical skill.

Died - At the forks of the Pine and Popple river, Oconto county, Wis., Jan. 3rd 1872, Albert L Palmer, eldest son of Mark Palmer, aged 48 years, 1 month and 16 days. Mr. Palmer was born in Rome, Oneida county, state of new York, on the 18th of November, 1831, and was educated at Commercial College, Buffalo, N.Y.


A Close Call

Mr. Editor: -- As your “Local Columns” have been void of any sensational matter for some time, I will give you an incident which happened last week, and converted a good coat and new pocket-book into paper rags.  As one of the millers of one of your neighboring mills was making some repairs, near a horizontal shaft, his coat caught and wound around the shaft.  He feeling himself wound in rather a dangerous coil, held on to a post with a tenacious grasp, calling lustily for the one below to “shut down.”  But the voice of the machinery was louder than his, and it whirled on.  There was a momentary struggle for mastery, the sinews of his arms or the very strong material of the coat.  The latter yielded, leaving him with a slight wrench in the back, and the collar and one sleeve of the coat remaining in his possession, while the remainder, with packet-book and $500 in greenbacks, were wound around the shaft.  The greenbacks were rescued without injury, but the pocket-book is in a sad plight, and its days of service are over.  As I glance at the coat in my carpet-rags a chill creeps over me, thinking what the fate of the one it enveloped might have been, but not a kind Providence willed otherwise. – Black Earth Ade.


Getting Better – we are glad to learn that Mr. A. M. Andrews, the “farmer” at Keshena, who has been severely ill for a week past, is recovering.

There are very few more respected and beloved men in this section than Al. Andrews, and the community will breathe freer to know that he is out of danger.



Shawano County Journal

Feb 1, 1872


Serious Accident

One of  the proprietors of Clinton McLarch & Co's Mill met with an accident a few days since that came near proving fatal. We did not learn the name of the injured party.

It seems that he was trying to remove the sawdust from the platform of the circular saw with a stick, when the saw caught the stick and threw it with great force, striking him on the forehead, which threw him over backwards, cutting another gash on the back of his head. He was taken up for dead, but rallied, and was taken to Green Bay for surgical treatment. He was doing well at last accounts.


A Singular Affair

Mr. C. Sumnicht and family, of Hartland have not been well for several months and were unable to account for this indisposition.

A few days since while Mr. S. was pumping water for his stock, he noticed a lump of some solid substance in the water , which sunk to the bottom of the pail. He took it out of the water and found a small roll of something fastened together with a pin. He unrolled it and found it contained some solid substance, which when placed in contact with the tongue, produced a burning sensation.

He took it into the house, and told his wife about it, and she also touched her tongue to it, when it seemed to blister a large portion of the tongue.

 He then went out to take toe pump out of the well and examine the water. In a few short minutes the children came out and said their mother had something in her throat. Hw went into the house and found his wife laying on the floor, apparently in a choking position. She had taken a little whiskey to relieve the burning in her mouth, which only aggravated the difficulty. He gave her sweet milk which afforded relief.

Mr. S. was in town on Tuesday of this week, and from him we learn the above particulars.

(See Singular Deaths below)



Shawano County Journal

Feb 8 1872


Illness of Mrs. Rosalie Dousman

Last Thursday Mrs. Dousman was taken suddenly ill, and has been growing worse ever since. Grave fears are entertained by her friends that this illness may prove fatal. All that devoted friends and skillful medical attendance can do to alleviate her sufferings is being done.


Singular Deaths

Within the past two months, several very singular deaths have occurred in the town of Hartland, in this county.

The first was a sister-in-law of Mr. Charles Sumnicht, formerly Register of Deeds of this county. Soon afterwards two of Mr. Sumnicht's children were taken suddenly ill, and died before any medical aide could be procured.


A few days ago, Mr. John Zuelsdorf was taken in the same way and died within a few hours, and in less then three days from that time three of Mr. Z's children were taken in the same way and died suddenly.

There are several mysterious circumstances about this matter that have a suspicious look, which call for and will receive prompt and thorough investigation.


Married - At the residence of the bride's father, in the city of Green Bay on Wednesday, Jan 31st, 1872 Mr. Orin E Harris Jr. to Miss Hattie V Loy. The bridegroom and blushing bride have our best wishes for their prosperity and happiness through life, that they may have no trouble to harass them and their future happiness may be without al-loy.


At the residence of the bride’s father in Utica, Wis., on Jan 1st, 1872, F W Parmerter, to Miss Eudora d Corsaw.

May the worthy young couple enjoy their full share of connubial bliss and as they pass along down the stream of life May those nestle around them who will nick-name Fred by striking on all the letters from his sur-name except the two first.


DIED – In the town of Belle Plaine, Wis., January 31st, of heart disease, Samuel Spencer   eldest son of John W Spencer, aged 14 years.

Samuel was a bright, kind hearted boy and was highly beloved and respected by all who knew him. His grief stricken parents have the sympathy of the entire community in this hour of great affliction.


Personal – Hon. N. J. Turney, who is a member of the Indian Peace Commission, visited a few days ago, the Reservations in this vicinity under the charge of Agent Wm. T. Richardson.  Mr. Turney is a philanthropic gentleman of large fortune, who devoted his time, without any remuneration, to the benefit of the Indian.  If all the members of that Commission possess as much common sense and as good business qualifications as does Mr. Turney, we could easily change our opinion as to the President’s Indian Policy.


L. S. Beecher returned from Boston this week, looking hale and hearty.  It’s a pleasure to see his smiling Countenance on our streets again.


Widening of the Dells – the work of widening the Dells was completed last week, by James Hamilton and a crew of men in the employ of the Keshena Improvement Company.

The “Dells” are located on the Wolf River, about twenty miles above this village.  They are about one hundred feet high, four hundred feet long, and only fourteen feet wide, while the water is some sixty or seventy feet deep.  There will be some 12,000,000 feet of logs put in the river above the Dells this winter, all of which must be “run” through, necessitating its widening to a uniform width of twenty feet.


Personal – Among the well known faces at the Wescott House we notice the following.

John Hughes, Capt. W. W. Barnes, James Crowell, D. Wetherby, A. G. Rockwell, Jas, R. Buckstaff, Wm. James, E. Janes, N. B. Milliard, O. P. Swift, and J. H. Jenkins of Oshkosh; N. J. Turney, Ohio; Wm G. Gumaer, John Rice, Weyauwega; W. W. Foster, Eureka; Chas. Lehman, New London; N. W. Milliken, J. J. Davis, Milwaukee; T. S. Casey, Chicago; J. D. Kast, Parfeyville; J; L; Hunt, Fond du Lac; L. S. Beecher, Boston.


Shawano County Journal

Feb. 15, 1872


Found Dead – It is reported by the Indians, that the remains of a white man with sandy hair was found near Pickerel Lake, (about 63 miles north of this village on the US Military road) about two weeks ago. When found, the dogs had eaten all of the body except the head, which remained entire. Mr. H. Pulcipher who keeps a station on the road has gone in search of the remains and will bring them when found.


Later – The remains have been found and are now at Mr. Strauss’ station, and will be forwarded to Shawano. There was a knit woolen jacket folded up under the head. Any person wishing further information can obtain it by addressing D. H. Pulcipher.

Other papers please copy.


Progress of Shawano Co.

Friend Journal: -- I wish to give you an idea of the progress made in the northwestern portion of our county within the past few years.  Some eight years ago there was hardly a family in Town 27, Range 14, E.  It then belonged to the Town of Richmond, and was included in that vast tract of wilderness unexplored to the westward.  Today they are about fifty families in there, with splendid farms, also houses and barns, and everything else comfortable.

Going into Section 31, we find a thrifty little village springing up, only 12 miles from the village of Shawano.  Its proprietors are F. A. Deleglise & Co.  It contains a nice saw-mill, three blacksmith shops, a store, and other buildings.  The inhabitants of this promising village have to travel a distance of from 15 to 25 miles to reach Shawano, the county seat, which could be obviated by opening the town road.

The Town of Herman lies northwest of this village, also mostly uninhabited a few years ago, and now a succession of well tiled farms.  Its inhabitants have long felt the inconvenience of having no direct town line communication with Shawano, and are moving to open a road through the town of Richmond.  A road opened thence six miles west would open the town of Seneca, uninhabited three years ago, and now containing about thirty families.  The people of this town are obliged to travel 30 miles to reach Shawano, when they should not travel more than 15 or 18.  Here you find some splendid hard-wood land, and thousands of acres are open to settlement under the Homestead Act.  The state and school lands can be purchased for from $1 to $2 per acre, and the land owned by speculators range from $3 to $5 per acre.

Town 28, Ranges 12 and 11, contains the best farming lands, and but few settlers have found their way in there as yet.  It abounds in fine brooks, and can furnish water power for a large amount of machinery.  Towns 26 and 27, Ranges 11 and 12, E., is also a fine farming country.  There is room enough in there for ever so many as may wish to secure homesteads, and it is a mystery to me that families will crowd into and around large cities, getting a precarious living when such lands abound in the western part of Shawano County, inviting them to an independent living, wealth and health.





Feb 22, 1872

Assaulted- We learn that Hon. Parlan Semple, town treasurer of Waukechon, while attempting to make a seizure of property for non-payment of taxes, on yesterday, was assaulted and driven back by one of Judge Klosterman’s “In the name of the State of Wisconsin, I command you” &c., has gone to Waukechon for the purpose of making the  the acquaintance of Mr. Semple’s non-paying and assaulting friend.


Shawano County Journal

29 Feb 1872

Two Invalid Soldiers Frozen to Death

Two invalid soldiers named McCraguo and Kavanaugh, inmates of the National Asylum, near Milwaukee, were found frozen to death in a ravine in the woods back of the Asylum barns on the 21st.  They were both nearly totally blind, and have been missing for more than a month, and until the past few days have been covered with snow.  The thaw exposed them.


Shawano County Journal

14 Mar 1872


Personal – Among the arrivals at the Wescott House, during the week, we noticed Wm. G. Gumaer, Weyauwega; Gerrard Rahte, Fond du Lac; E. J. Schettler and Wm. T. Richardson, In. Agent, Green Bay; Welcome Hyde, Frank Drummond and J. P. Buck, Appleton; H. Schroeder, Milwaukee; W. W. Foster, Eureka; A. P. Cockburn, Ex. M. P. P., Toronto, Canada; Charles Tucker, Winneconne; David Weatherby, James McNair, Irv. Crowell, A. T. Stille, Gus Lawrence and wife, J. L. Jellison and wife, Charles Streeter, W. Gillmore, Giles Vile and L. Choate , Oshkosh.


Shampooing – Mr. Dean, the Barber at the Wescott House, has a shampoo preparation that is a very superior article, as it removes every bit of dirt, dandruff, &c., out, leaving the head in as good of condition as the body after a Turkish bath.  Ladies and children can have their heads shampooed and trimmed and dressed in any of the various and latest styles.  We have no hesitation in saying that Mr. Dean is one of the best professional barbers in this part of the State.


Married – On the 12th inst., By Rev W Woodruff, Mr. Peter Laford and Miss  Ada Lambert, all of this village.

At the residence of the bridegroom's son, Wm. Porter, on the 10th inst., by the Rev T Magee, Mr. Samuel W. Poter and Mrs. Clara Morrison, all of Belle Plaine, Shawano County.


DIED – In Belle Plaine, March 9, 1872, Ida Amelia King, daughter of Eastman and Zella King, aged 1 year, 9 months and 9 days.


From the Green Bay Advocate

Shawano, and What is Doing There


In company with Anton Klaus, Dr. A. H. Van Norstrand and C. E. Cuse, we improved the “last run” of the sleighing by calling on our Shawano neighbors last week.  With a spanking team, hospitably supplied by Mr. Featherly, it was really a trip, not of 38 miles, which is almost the real distance, but practically about twenty.  Before we were aware of it we were at Powell’s eighteen miles, too soon for dinner, and so we went on to the Angelica mills, Clinton & McLaren’s where we had a good dinner at a spacious and well-ordered hotel.  About 4 o’clock we pulled up at Pulcifer’s Wescott House in Shawano, and we were made welcome.

A three year absence from Shawano reveals many improvements to growth and business.  New churches, new stores, many handsome new dwellings, and a general air of improvement and thrift all around, are the order.  The logging and lumber business which centers there is pushed this winter to an extent never known before, and all the people are interested in it in one way or another.

Arriving in the evening and leaving the nest morning, there was not much time to look over the place, but we picked up a few items which will be of interest as showing something of the business and business men there.  Prominent among the members, and we presume the largest dealers, are Upham & Russell, whose large and handsome new store, is one of the leading institutions of the place.  They do a wholesale as well as a retail business in general merchandise, their sales amounting to upwards of $100,000’s a year.  They supply lumber camps—have a branch store on the Indian Reservation at Keshena—and are an important element in the general business of the county.  Their store is 80x26 feet, two story, with an elegant counting room, and with a capacious warehouse adjoining.

Henry Naber is also one of the old and successful merchants of Shawano.  He has been there fifteen or twenty years and his complete establishment shows the evidence of a large business.  Me. Naber has represented that county in the Legislature, and is one of its representative men.

Capt. John Schweers keeps the hardware store and tin ware store.  He is a practical worker in this line, and is doing a good business.  Capt. S. went out as a private in the Third Wisconsin, and promoted to a Captaincy for gallant conduct in battle.  He is a good representative of German character.

Mr. H. E. Howe is a merchant and President of the village

Dr. C. L. Wiley, is the popular postmaster of the place, and has a drug and medicine store.

Mr. Orlin Andrews is also a store-keeper.  He was formerly an Indian trader and teacher among the Menominees.

The Journal office is one of the best fitted printing establishments of its size in the state.  New presses, type and equipment throughout, and a new and handsome office.  Here we found our fellow printer, David Gorham, foreman of the establishment.  Dave hopes to get rich and retire some day; but he is well aware that he will never do it through the printing business, and so makes periodical raids into other professions; but we predict that he will live and die a printer.  Mr. McCord was not in when we were there, but we invaded his sanctum, and found it a model one—with good library, and fitted up with elegance.   

To prove, however, that it is possible to get rich by printing, we may instance the case of Mr. Pulcifer, who was connected with the Journal, years ago, and has now retired as the round  and happy landlord of the Wescott house.  He has materially enlarged and improved it; and under his and Mrs. Pulcifer’s management it is the very model of a home-like and well-ordered hotel.  It is a favorite stopping place with everybody.  Mr. P. also adds to his business an Insurance office, representing some of the best companies in the United States.  We had the pleasure of meeting many of the business men of the place at the hotel in the evening—among whom were Col. And Charley Upham, A. G. Rockwell, M . McCord, M. Wescott, II, H. C. Russell, Dr. Stevens and others.

There was a lecture in the evening at the Methodist Church, a new and handsome building, which was well filled on the occasion.  Rev. Mr. Woodruff is the minister.  There is a new and spacious Catholic Church which is at present without a minister.  The new school house is presided over by Miss Alice Howard, and is fitted up with modern seats, maps, globes, &c.

We met there Mr. L. S. Beecher, of Boston, who is largely engaged in a new enterprise—the manufacture of lumber for the Boston market.  The company which he represents is getting out this season about 9,000,000 feet of logs—half of which will be run down the Oconto, to be sawed there by Winslow, English & Co., and shipped by rail to the east.  He has already about 3,500,000 feet piled up at Oshkosh, being dried ready for shipment this year.  Mr. Beecher was a large purchaser at the recent sale of Stockbridge pine—having taken near 40,000,000 of it, which was purchased at an average cost of $1.00 per M.

The people of Shawano are wide awake on railroad matters, and appreciate the advantages of the projected Green Bay Road, running east and west through that place.  A road of that kind would make Shawano a large manufacturing point in all products of the forest, and it is admirably located for it—being surrounded with a wealth of timber, and having an unfailing water power.  Its nearest lake port is Green Bay, connecting it by the cheapest and best route with eastern markets; and a western road, either

                (PART MISSING)

the stage line between Shawano and New London.  He was educated for the ministry at Naples, and was for many years a catholic priest.

We left Shawano about 9 in the morning, had a good dinner at Capt. Powell’s stage house, about half way between there and Green Bay, and making a circuitous course by by-roads and the ice to find better sleighing, arrived home at 4 in the afternoon, after one of the most enjoyable rides to be imagined.


DIED – In Bell Plaine, Mar 9, 1872, Ida Amelia King, daughter of Eastman and Zella King, aged 1 year, 9 Mon. and 9 days.


Ida, dear Ida! Where art thou to-night?  Thy mother is listening to hear;

Did Jesus, kind Sheperd, take thee to His Fold, when the dark river parted us here?


Is Ida an angel in pure spotless white, wreathed with flowers that never can fade?

Does Ida’s sweet voice with cherubs unite, to sing Immanuel’s praise?


I fancy I see thee among the bright throng, whose faces with radiance beam;

“Tis Ida, I’m sure, for she beacons to me, and says she will wait by the stream.


For father and mother, if they will prepare to follow her heavenly Guide;

He is waiting to love you as you used to love me; this is why life took me from your side.


O mother, dear mother!  If you could but see the beautiful home which I share,

I’m sure you’d be glad to think I was safe, and to follow would quickly prepare.


The bright eye of faith would pierce through the tomb.

To that home where no sorrow abides and you’d long for the time when the boat-man would come.

And place you again by my side.



Mar 21, 1872

In Probate

Shawano County Court}  In the matter of the Estate of John Qualman deceased.

On  Reading and filing the petition of Louise Qualman, of the village of Shawano, in said county, representing, among other things, That John Qualman, late of Shawano county, on the fifth day of February, 1872 died instate, and praying that Charles R Klebesdel be appointed administrator of the estate of said deceased;

It is ordered that said application be heard before the Judge of this court on Monday the 1st day of April, A.D. 1872, at 10 o’clock a.m. at the Probate Office in said county.

Ordered further, that notice thereof be given to the heirs of said deceased and to all persons interested, by publiching a copy of this Order for three successive weeks, once in each week, in the Shawano County Journal, a newspaper printed and published in the village of Shawano, prior to the time of the hearing.

By the Court                                                  H. Klosterman

                                                                        County Judge

Dated at the Probate Office, this 5th day of March 1872.


Spotted Fever – There is one case of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis, or Spotted Fever, in town, which, under the skillful treatment of Dr. LaCount, is doing well, and hopes are entertained of recovery.  This disease we learn is brought on by exposure, such as going into the cold while is a state of perspiration, getting the feet wet and taking sudden and severe colds, and sometimes by children handling snow or ice for a great length of time.



Shawano County Journal

28 Mar 1872


J. Haywood, of Winona, Minn., is in town, visiting old friends.  We hope his visits in the future will not be so far between as heretofore.


Capt. W. H, Upham, of Kewaunee, has taken up his abode in this village, having bought an interest in the business of Upham & Rockwell.  All such men as the Captain are valuable accessions to the county.

Irving Crowell, from town 31, called at our office this morning.  Always glad to see our friends.

W. H. B. Gilbert, traveling agent for the wholesale dry goods house of W. C. Pettibone & Co., Green Bay, called on us yesterday.  Mr. G. is one of the “old natives” of that beautiful city that Shawano aspires to a rail connection with, and remembers when his uncle, Wm.  H. Bruce, long ago gone to the happy land of respected pioneers, packed his few hundred pounds of supplies (per Canuck Line) to his lumber camp on the Wolf River, over the old Indian trail.  He little imagined then that he would ever be traveling in the same direction, over a good road thro’ a well settled country, soliciting orders for as many tons of merchandise as the merchants of this section may require and the princely house of Pettibone & Co. furnish.  Such is progress, Bill, and may we often see you when the iron horse shall make the trip out here but a two hour job, where it took three days of toilsome traveling by the “Canuck Line.”


Apr 4, 1872

Spotted Fever – Jane Schmall, daughter of Ch. Schmall, of this village, died of the disease known as “cerebro spinal meningitis of spotted fever, on Monday last. This has been the only case of that terrible disease in this county so far, and we hope the last.  


In Probate


In the matter of the Estate of John Qualman, deceased intestate.

On reading and filing the petition of Louise Qualman, of the village of Shawano, in said county, representing among other things, that John Qualman, late of Shawano county, on the fifth day of February, 1872, died intestate, and praying that Charles R. Klebesadel be appointed administrator of the estate of said deceased.

It is ordered, that said application be heard before the Judge of this Court on Monday the 1st day of April, A.D. 1872, at 10 o’clock a.m., at the Probate Office in said county.

Ordered further, that notice therefore be given to the heirs of said deceased and to all persons interested, by publishing a copy of this Order for three successive weeks, once in each week, in the Shawano County Journal, a newspaper printed and published in the village of Shawano, prior to the time of hearing.

     By the Court                                              H. KLOSTERMAN

                                                                               County Judge

Dated at the Probate Office, this 5th day of March 1872                                                                  52-2

 Shawano County Journal

11 Apr 1872


List of Letters

Remaining unclaimed at the Post Office in the Village of Shawano, April 10th, 1872:

Ashley, J. B., Jr.                                 Lyon, Frank

Apen, Charley                                    Maass, Wilhelm

Averill, Henry                                     Oconell, James – 2

Ashley, Fayeito                                   Owens, John – 4

Acheron, William – 2                          Peirce, Henry

Bollock, Arza                                      Pylle. John M.

Browen, E. C.                                     Quin Michael

Bonkler, Jan                                        Roberts, Isaac

Bancross, John – 2                              Riller, J. M.

Baker, Fred                                         Rosenow, Fred

Bentier, John                                       Royvar, Franz

Browen, Volney                                  Ring, George

Bascom, A. W.                                   Singler, Earnest

Boss, August                                       Starn, Chas. G.

Dean, J. W.                                         Silverman, Ira

Darrow, E. M.                                    Sommers, Edward

Dross, Miss A.                                   Sanders, Geo. W.

Fahery, John                                       Shafer, Martin

Forney, Miss Victory                          Sine, G. St.

Files, William                                      Smith, E. O.

Gumiz, August                                    Simpson, Edward R.

Hanson, john                                      Wemgerago, Ben.

Holt, Albert F.                                    Whitehouse, Wm.

Hall, Charles                                       Wiles, Asa

Hongman, Patrick                               Ward, Elmer

Hubs, Carl                                          Winch, Eli

Hoffbratz, Misses H.                           Vollmal, Meier

Fulhds, A. M.                                     Verminiz, Wilhelm

Judd, Meary                                       Weilham, S.

Kummer, Michal                                 Kogank, Carl

Persons calling for any of the above letters will please say “Advertised.”

                                                                C. L. WILEY, P.M.


DIED in this village on Tuesday, April 9, 1872, after a long illness of consumption, Mrs. Julia Howard, wife of Charles Howard, Aged 35 years.

The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of the entire community.


Died in Belle Plaine, March 31, Nancy May, only daughter of William H. and Betsy L. Porter, aged 3 years, 6 months and 17 days.


Dead Body Found—Sheriff Hall informs us that parties who came down on the ice on the main Chippewa, yesterday morning, discovered the dead body of a man near the mouth Fisher River, which had apparently lain there several weeks, as decomposition had already set in.  The Sheriff left here this morning to take charge of the body, and will probably return with it tomorrow, when it will be placed in the engine house here, awaiting identification.

From the parties who bring this information, it would seem that the man must have left some of the camps on the Jump, Deer, Trail or Fisher Rivers, and was on his way down stream when he was overtaken by one f the recent snow storms and from illness or other cause became exhausted and died where found.  The deceased had the appearance of being about thirty or thirty-five years of age.

Sheriff Hall wishes us to state that anyone knowing of a missing man will confer a favor by coming forward and aiding in the identification of the body.

Chippewa Herald


Good Bye, D. E. Wescott and Charles Lambert left town this week for Nevada.  We are sorry to lose from our village two such worthy young men.  Wherever they may go, they will have the best wishes of this community for their prosperity, and if, after looking over the country, they conclude to return to Shawano, as we hope they will, they will be welcomed by all who know them.


Shawano County Journal

18 Apr 1872

Another Accident, James Semple, met with an accident on Monday night that well nigh proved fatal.  He left town in the evening, intending to drive to his camp on Mill Creek.  Getting out three or four miles his team became frightened and unmanageable, throwing him out upon a stump, badly bruising his head and otherwise severely injuring him.  He remembers being thrown from the wagon, which was about eight o’clock, and he must have lain insensible for four or five hours, as he did not get back to town until two.  He is now in the Wescott House and aside from a badly bruised face and a very sore side and breast, is in a comfortable condition.

Married, April 14th, 1872, at the M. E. Church in Shawano by Rev. T. C. Wilson, Rev. W. W. Woodruff, Pastor of the M. E. church, to Miss Josephine Stevens, daughter of Juax Stevens, Esq., of Shawano.

Notice that this marriage was to take place having been slyly whispered around, had the effect to fill the Church to its utmost capacity.  The Pastor, during the brief time he has been among us, has won the respect and esteem of all, while the young lady is no less beloved and respected.  Through the journey of life they will have the best wishes of many friends in Shawano for their happiness and prosperity.

Order for Proof of Will.


Shawano County

Probate Office, March 18th, 1872

In the matter of the Proof and Probate of the last will and testament of John Zuehlsdorff, deceased, late of the County of Shawano:

Whereas, an instrument in writing, purporting to be the last will and testament of John Zuehlsdorff, deceased, late of the County of Shawano, has been filed in this office; and whereas, application has been made by Augusta Zuehlsdorff, widow of said deceased, praying that the same be proven and admitted to Probate according to the laws of this state and Wm. Brodhagen be appointed executor of said will.

Therefore, it is ordered that said application be heard before me at the Probate Office in the Village of Shawano, in said county, on the Twenty-second day of April, A. D. 1972, at 10 o’clock A.M.

And it is further ordered, that notice shall be given to all persons interested in said will of the time and place of said hearing, by publication in the Shawano Co. Journal, a newspaper printed in said Village, for three successive weeks, once each week, prior to the time of each hearing.  By the Court,

                                                                                                                                                                H. KLOSTERMAN

Shawano County Journal

2 May 1872

Runaway Accidents.  The past week has been somewhat prolific in runaway accidents.  On Saturday last, C. M. Upham, Esq., while coming to the village from his mill in Angelica, accompanied by Mrs. Wm. H. Upton, was run away with by the team he was driving on a rough piece of road leading from the mill.  He was thrown out of his buggy, sustaining the sprain of an ankle and other slight injuries, but fortunately the team was stopped before making a wreck of the vehicle or dislodging the lady, who escaped unhurt.  When we saw Charles last he had adopted a crutch, but his smile seemed to be more satisfactory than usual, probably for the reason that all damage by the accident was confined to him.

We hear of two or more runaways in different parts of the village, but the damage sustained was only by the teams, and unimportant.


Steamer for Lake Shawano -- We learn that Mr. August Schweers, of this village, has made arrangements for the purchase of a small steam engine, to be fitted into his sail boat, a craft some twenty feet long, for the purpose of navigating Lake Shawano.  The boat will be fitted up to accommodate comfortably small pleasure parties on hunting and fishing excursions.  Such a boat will command plenty of business during the summer months, and we predict that it will be a good speculation.


That German Paper – We announced weeks ago that it was our intention to establish a German paper in connection with the Journal.  It was our desire and intention to have issued the first number May 1st, 1872, but owing to the fact that we have experienced many delays in getting German type, and a competent man to take charge of it, the issue is unavoidably delayed.  We have received many subscriptions, and shall certainly issue the paper or refund the money, and we know of no possible contingency that will prevent the paper being issued.

We go to Milwaukee this week to complete the arrangements, and expect to get the first number off by the 1st of June.


A Panther – We learn from a reliable party in the Town of Hartland, in this county, that an animal, supposed to be a panther, has been several times seen and heard in that town within the past two weeks, on the main road between Mr. Broadhagen’s farm and Clinton, McLaren & Co.’s Mill.  The inhabitants of that portion of the Green Bay Road have become alarmed thereby and stopped sending their children to school.  The animal was last seen by Mr. Broadhagen in his field, and describes it as about five feet long, striped on the body and powerfully built.  Procuring his gun, he attempted to fire upon it, but the cap on his gun failed to explode, whereupon the animal got up from where he was lying behind a log, and leisurely walked out of the clearing.  We doubt its being a panther; but as this rare and dangerous animal has frequently been known to make its appearance in localities where it has not been encountered for a great numbers of years, we do not fell like unnecessarily ridiculing the story.  Whatever it is, we wish the good people of Hartland speedy deliverance from it.



Shawano County Journal

23 May 1872

Gone to Rest – Died – March 21, Nancy May, only daughter of Wm. H and Betsy L Porter, aged 1 year, 6 Mon. and 17 days.

Tired little birdie flutter home to it nest,

Folded its pinions forever to rest.

Weary of earth though short was her stay,

Kind angels carried my darling away.

Carried her gently through the blue ether,

Hushed was the rude blast and soft was the zephyr.

Ceased now the rain-drop on the green earth,

All nature smiled at the new spirit-birth.

As my fledgling was born by the angels away,

From the darkness of night to a glorious day.

I weep for my birdie that death from me tore,

And sorrow that here I shall see her no more.

But a blest hope is have that by Jesus was given,

To meet her again my darling in heaven.

Nevermore birdie can I clasp to my breast,

She has folded her pinions forever to rest.


Shawano County Journal

30 May 1872

Died – in this village on the 23d inst., Wilhelmina Reisener, wife of Carl Reisener, aged 59 years.

Drowned – Amos D. Wright (brother of Mrs. D. H. Pulcifer, of this village,) was drowned in the Wisconsin River, near Grand Rapids, on the 13th inst., while engaged in rafting lumber.  He left a wife and three children, who reside in Plover.

Amputation – Dr. L. B. La Court performed an operation on the on the hand of Mr. Russell Wilbur, of Waukechon, last Tuesday, severing there from the thumb.  The patient is doing well.

The coming “Pow-wow” – On Wednesday next, 5th prox., the “Tribe of the Mo-he-con-niew” congregates in our village, preparatory to a grand hunting and fishing excursion to their old trapping grounds at the head waters of the Oconto.  The tribe has become very much scattered, and its representation hail from all parts of the State, but the same spirit animates the few remaining braves which made the wild lair of the beaver echo with jocularity a thousand years ago, or less.  Most of them speak English, and have adopted civilized habits.  The Wescott House is ready for them, and the great pigeon roost lately discovered will be attended to.

Died – A German family arrived here last Saturday, direct from Germany.  Monday, one of them, a child, which had been taken sick during the voyage across the Atlantic, died at the residence of Julius Fenske.


Shawano County Journal

13 Jun 1872

The Mo-he-con-niew Braves in Council.

Full Particulars of their Doings

The most Successful Hunt and Fish in the History of the Tribe – Over 1,000 Pigeons Bagged and 1,200 Trout Caught.

The Grand Tribe of Mo-he-con-niews assembled at this place promptly on the day designated, preparatory to their annual excursion on the hunting and fishing grounds North.  It should be stated here that the proprietary right or ownership of these grounds belong to the Menominees, whose custom it was in former times to harass the Mo-he-con-niews by stealing their game, robbing their supply trains and driving of their stock, but after receiving the merited chastisement which their cowardly conduct deserved, they have learned to quail under these yearly incursions, and even assist the Mo-he-con-niews in the capacity of servants.

The 5th day of the sixth moon being the day appointed for the annual gathering, many of the braves were here dressed in the national habiliments, as has long been the custom, and well provided with wampum, fishing tackle, guns, ammunition and a large stock of commissary stores, sufficient to last at least a moon.

Everything being in readiness the tribe proceeded by conveyances, provided for the occasion, to the North, presenting a very imposing appearance, -- sufficiently so, at least, to strike terror in the hearts of their old enemy, the Menominees, whose reservation and settlement they passed through.

The tribe reached their destination the first day without any serious mishaps, save the breaking down of a vehicle or two; pitched their tents on the banks of the turbid Oconto and in the shade of the beautiful evergreens, whose overhanging boughs afforded shelter from the almost tropical rays of a summer’s sun, and whose death-like stillness presented a proper opportunity for the transaction of the important business of the tribe.

Previous to this, however, the Grand Scout had sent out some of his warriors to reconnoiter the country and see that no insidious foes were anywhere concealed, and to select the grounds upon which the tribe should encamp.  The Commissary had also dispatched several of the braves to procure some trout and pigeons for supper.  It is needless to remark that both of these parties faithfully performed the tasks assigned them, as Mo-he-con-niew braves always do.

Supper being over, every man having been able to eat his full allowance and the meerschaums having been lit, the tribe gathered around the campfires, and the Vice Guard Sachem called the council to order and congratulated them upon the auspicious beginning of their meeting, expressed the hope that peace and harmony would prevail during their sojourn; that wisdom would govern their deliberations, and that their conduct should be such that when the Great Spirit summoned them hence they would be prepared to go – all to meet in that happy hunting ground where all good Mo-he-con-niews are sure to go.

The council now being fully organized, and ready for the transaction of business, Bro. Hiram Murley, the “big medicine man,” offered the following resolution, accompanied with brief remarks eulogistic of the life and character of the late George Hyer, who, almost in his dying hour, expressed a regret that he could not accompany the tribe on this expedition:

Resolved, that we deeply deplore the death of our worthy brother, George Hyer, and his absence at this our first annual gathering, we sadly feel.  May his spirit, now in the happy hunting grounds, always attend us in our councils.

The tribe then proceeded to elect its officers for the ensuing year.  By unanimous consent, Col. Theodore Conkey, head chief of the tribe of Appletons, was elected Grand Sachem,  The enthusiasm of the Braves over the result knew no bounds, and in no other way could they so well manifest their approval as by the wildest shouts, whoops and yells that must have frightened even the wildest animals from their lairs.

The tribes then proceeded to elect the rest of their officers, great good-feeling prevailing all through.

The following are the officers elected for the ensuing year.

Grand Sachem – Theodore Conkey.

Councilors -- Aug. L. Smith, Abel Keys, A. J. Turner, Fred S. Ellis, Morgan L. Martin, O. Andrews, Wm. Wall, John J. Beeson.

Grand Scribe – H. D. Fisher.

Grand Treasurer – Chas. M. Upham.

Great Prophet – E. C. Goff

Little Prophet (to himself or anyone else) – Wm. P. Taylor.

Great Medicine Man – Hiram Morley.

Little Medicine Man – Fred W. Parmerter.

Grand Commissary – M. H. McCord.

Ass’t Commissaries – H. E. Howe, Chas. Overton.

Chief Scout – S. P. Wescott.

Ass’t Scout – Charles Howe.

After the election of officers the tribe resolved themselves into a general council for the purpose of arranging plans, designating routes, &c. for the ensuing day.

It would require too much space to give a detailed account of the four days hunting and fishing, the many pleasing incidents; the stories of the “seven up,” &c.  Suffice it, therefore to say that the Braves succeeded in catching over 1,200 trout and bagging more than 1,000 pigeons.

One incident, however, is worthy of a place here: “Little Prophet” was aroused from his peaceful slumber about two o’clock one morning by some wild beast of prey, as he supposed coming in very close proximity of his head.  He turned out to ascertain the cause of his alarm, behold! it was nothing but a porcupine.  TAYLOR being so much incensed at the intrusion and at the same time having the consciousness of knowing that the whole tribe knew (they having been aroused by the stir in camp) that a Mo-he-con-niew Brave had been frightened by a porcupine, he determined then and there to wreak vengeance upon the intruder.  He therefore, war-club in hand, gave chase, when the bird climbed a small tree and thus was out of reach of the furious and enraged Prophet.  As soon as day dawned, the Prophet, nothing daunted, determined to be revenged upon that “forkentine,” and so aroused a half dozen or more of the warriors, commanding them to come forth with their revolvers and assist in slaying the game.  The warriors always ready to obey the commands of their superiors, sprang out with alacrity and commenced popping away.  A dozen shots were fired at the miscreant in less than as many seconds, and but for a very foolish move on the part of the animal they would have been firing there until this time.  As long as he kept perfectly still he was perfectly safe, but, unfortunately for him, he attempted to crawl on the other side of the tree when a stray ball struck him and he fell to the ground mortally wounded and Little Prophet was avenged.

The tribe returned to our village in good order last Saturday evening, after one of the most successful hunts and fish in the traditionary history of that people.

After being abundantly provide for by “mine host” of the Wescott House, they had a short council, and passed the following resolutions.

                Wescott House, June 8, ’72.

Resolved, that a vote of thanks be and is hereby tendered our Chief Commissary McCord, for his able and satisfactory manner of providing for the wants of the tribe, and

Resolved, that none in the tribe showed as much solicitude for our spiritual welfare as Capt. Bill Wall by a “jug full;” and,

Resolved, that a vote of thanks be tendered our worthy host, Pulcifer, for his attention to the tribe.

The Grand Sachem then proclaimed the council dissolved, to meet again one year from that time, unless an emergency should arise; in which case the brethren would have due notice.

The next morning they started for their several reservations, well loaded with fish and game; all feeling highly pleased with their trip.

The returned to their homes and cares of business refreshed, reinvigorated, and feeling that they have procured an extension of life and had a year’s enjoyment by their coming.  May they live to see many more gatherings.


Shawano County Reporter

June 20 1872



The subject of the following notice was the father of Mr. Charles Magee, of this place, who has the sympathy of the community in his bereavement;

Died at his residence in Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co., Wis., early Saturday morning, June 8th, 1972, John Magee, aged 71 years.


Mr. Magee has resided some fourteen years in the town, and was a well known and respected farmer, possessed of more then average intelligence, and fearless and independent in the expressions of his views on all public matters. His loss will be severely felt by a large circle of relatives and friends who have the sincere sympathies of the whole community in their afflictions. His funeral was attended by a large concourse from the Presbyterian Church in Two Rivers where a sermon was preached by the Reverend Mr. Wilson, whose services the deceased had been in the habit of attending with great regularity. 



In Probate -  Shawano County Court

In the matter of the estate of Augustin Grignon, deceased:

Letters of Administration in said matter being granted to Joseph Gauthier, of Shawano County, and six months from and after the 23rd day A.D. 1872, being allowed to creditors to present their claims against said deceased, for examination and allowance. Notice is herby given that the Judge of said Court will on the 21st day of November, A.D. 1872 at one o'clock p.m. of said day, at his office in said county examine and adjust all claims and demands of all persons against such deceased.

It is further ordered that a copy of this order be published in the Shawano County Journal for 4 successive weeks, once in each week prior to the time of the hearing.

By the Court -  H. Klosterman

County Judge

Dated at the Probate Office, this 21st days of May, A.D. 1872


Shawano County Reporter

27 Jun 1872

Circuit Court


The June term of the Circuit Court fro the county commenced it's session last Tuesday, Judge E. H. Ellis presiding with his usual urbanity and prompt disposition of business. Among the legal gentlemen in attendance from abroad we notice Charles W Felker and James Freeman, Esq.'s of Oshkosh. Several minor cases being disposed of, the trial of Aquanomie, Head Chief of the Menominee tribe of Indians, for the alleged murder of Augustin Grignon last June, was taken up on Wednesday morning. It was with much difficulty that an impartial jury could be empanelled to try the case. As we go to press we learn the jury have returned a verdict against the prisoner of manslaughter in the third degree, and the judge has sentenced him to three years imprisonment at hard labor.


C.F. Felker, Esq., defended the Chief and the prosecution was conducted by District Attorney D. P. Andrews, assisted by Jas. Freeman, Esq.


Andrew J Nas, a Norwegian living in the town of Waukechon, cut his left hand thumb with an axe so badly on Tuesday of this week, while hewing a piece of wood, that it had to be amputated, which operation was performed by Dr. LaCount to-day.

Shawano County Reporter

July 4 1872

Accidental Shooting

Dr. Guiner, of New London was at the Wescott House Wednesday evening on his way to Rice Lake, on the Military Road, to attend upon a Chippewa Indian - a packer in the employ of Mr. Wm. Johnston - who was accidently shot in the foot a few days since. The wound is a severe one, the ball passing through and splintering the ankle bone. The doctor may have to perform and amputation.


Narrow Escape


Charley Brooks, had a very narrow escape yesterday from being shot. He was climbing over a brush fence and fell, his gun being discharged and the contents passing through the rim of his hat.



Shawano County Journal

July 11, 1872

Death of an Old Settler


We learn that Gerhard H Herman, who was about the first settler in the town of Pella, this county, met with a fatal accident last week. The particulars we did not learn any further than that he went out to look after his cows, and was found the next day dead, his head resting upon a rock and it is supposed that he fell from a log, striking his head upon the rock, causing his death. He was much respected by those who knew him, and his death was deeply regretted.

Mr. H. was the father of Wm. Herman, who has the sympathy of the community in his affliction.


A little child of Mr. Con. Crowley, of this village, died last Monday afternoon, from eating unripe currants. This should be a terrible warning to those who partake of the green fruit of any kind.





Shawano County Journal

July 27 1872


Fatal Accident


We learn of a fatal accident in the town of Belle Plaine. It appears that two boys were fooling with a revolver, when by some accident, the weapon was discharged, the ball entering the abdomen of young Dicke, inflicting an injury from which he died the next morning. The boy was a son of Rev. P. H. Dicke, who has the sympathy of the entire community. Funeral took place on Tuesday last.


The Indian who was accidentally shot in the foot about a month ago, on the Military Road, died last week from the effects of the wound.



In this village, on Thursday, 25th inst., by Rev. P. H. Dicke, Mr. Herman Krause and Miss Lydia Jakel, both of this place.




In Belle Plaine, July 20th, 1872, Mary, wife of D. G. Perry, aged 43 years.




Among the arrivals at the Wescott House, during the past few days, we notice many familiar faces and quite a delegation of Oshkosh Lumbermen. The following is a partial list;

Daniel Weatherby, I. Crowell, L. W. Halsey, Charles Barber, A. Everett, J. M. Wells, Leander Choate, Andrew Jackson, James McNair, E James, G A Lawrence, T. R. Crane, and A. B. Chase of Oshkosh, L. S. Beecher, and wife, Boston, Mass., W. R. Bourne, W. B. Cawthorne and Charles T Koerner, Green Bay, T. S. Casey, Chicago, John W. Bishop, Newport N. H. Ragen, Rockford, Ill., Dr A. Freeman, O. F. Weed, John Butler and Paul Farrinacci, New London, Capt. W. Young of Young's Corners, Daniel Hall, Oconto, J. D. Gillett, Addison, N.Y., Wm T. Wilson and wife, San Francisco, Cal., Henry Rahte, Fond du Lac, Adam Dengle and S. B. Hill, Appleton.


Nearly Drowned


We are informed that a young daughter of F. A. Deleglaise, of Leopolis fell in the mill race at that place, a few days since and would have drowned had not an older sister been near by to pull her out.


Shawano County Journal

3 August 1872


Indians Hung In Northern Minnesota - On Thursday night about a thousands citizens of Brainerd, Minnesota, broke open the jail and took from there two Chippewa Indian murderers, of Miss McArthur, and hung them in a pine tree in the main business street.  One was strung up at once.  The second was pulled up, but got his hands loose and clung to the body swinging by his side.  Some one ran and shouted Indians, and a volley was immediately fired, riddling the suspended man with bullets.  Nearly the entire population witnessed the hanging.  The bodies were left hanging all night, and cut down in the morning.  The proceeding was generally endorsed by the people.  The lynching stirred up the Chippewa's, who made threats of vengeance and gathered in such numbers that the Governor ordered troops stationed there.  At last accounts however, the scare had subsided.

Personal - Hon. Philetus Sawyer has been in our village the past week, appearing in his usual robust health, which may he long enjoy.

Mr. James Wiley and lady, of Albany, N.Y., Dr. Martin Wiley and lady, of Illinois, and Mrs. C. J. Cheeney, of Janesville, Wis. are visiting their numerous relatives in this village

Prof. W. W. Alcott, of Weyauwega, entertained a large congregation at the M. E. Church, last Friday evening, with good singing.  The Professor is a fine vocalist.

Badly Bitten - Mr. Geo. Williams, driving a supply team for the Crowell drive on the Upper Wolf, was severely bitten in the face by one of his horses last Wednesday evening, while stopping over night at Keshena.  While entering his stall with an armful of hay, the horse suddenly took George's chin and jaw in his mouth and tore the flesh from them in a frightful manner.  It is natural to infer that the vicious brute got decently "larruped" for once in his life.

Died - In Angelica on Sunday, July 28th, Mrs. Betsey Miller, aged 74 years.

Died - In the Town of Shawano, Aug 2d, after a severe illness of several months, Hattie aged 16 years, only daughter of David and Arayeis Alexander

Man Hurt-  A man named F. Laatse, in the town of Grant, while logging last week, slipped and the log rolling onto him broke his left shoulder blade.  Dr. J. W. Perry attended him.

A Card - I would respectfully announce to the people of Shawano County, that in consequence of continued ill health I have resigned the office of Deputy County Surveyor, and take this opportunity to recommend my successur, Mr. John Melendy. to those in want of surveying, as fully qualified and competent and may be relied on to execute  strictly according to law all orders for surveying that may be entrusted to his care.

Notice - To place things in their true light, we hereby certify that on the last day of May, 1872, Harvey Field did ask and demand of J. H. Hawley a certain due-bill amounting to about seventy seven dollars, which said Field had previously made to said Hawley admitted and promised to deliver up the next morning.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Harvey Field

                                                                                                                                                                                      Ansel Gaucher

Notice - Having separated from my wife, Elisabeth H. Robinson, for sufficient and lawful provocation, and not having resided with her for over a year, I hereby give the public notice that I will pay no debts of her contracting from this date.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Geo. R. Robinson  

                                                                                                                                                                                      Shawano, Wis. May 30. 1872


Sturgeon Bay Canal - We see by the last Door County Advocate that work has commenced in earnest on the Ship Canal to connect Sturgeon Bay with Lake Michigan, under the supervision of Chief Engineer W. T. Casgrain.  Laborers are in great demand for the work, and good wages paid the Advocate says:

Work on the canal is progressing satisfactorily both on land and water.  The dredge is working well, doing big work every day and is making steady progress toward the head of the bay, where the working party along the line in the woods is making good progress in preparing the way for scrapers, which will soon be at work.

The contractors are having a scow built at their upper mill on which they will build a boarding house for the men at work on their dredge, tug and scows, so as to have their men right at the work and save the time now consumed in going up and down the bay to board and sleep in the village.

n a work of this magnitude it takes some time to adjust and properly manage all its parts, but in a short time the Chief Engineer and the contractors will have everything arranged to utilize all the means at their command to push the work along in the most advantageous manner.

New Plats - Two new plats for villages in the county were put on records in the Register of Deeds office last week ---- Laney City, by McCartney & Whalen, and Leopolis, by N. M. Edwards.

Pevy Handspikes - If there is any lumbering implement used on the "drive" more than any other it is what is called a "pevy,"  and to get them up in a shape combining convenience and proper strength has been the aim of the blacksmiths of this section for years, the large number used making it quite an object for any one shop to hit upon just the right way to make them.  Every spring a batch of pevys would be sent up here from Oshkosh, "made to order and warranted," only to be found defective in some important particular which made them expensive.  At last one of our village blacksmiths, Mr. Harvey Field, tired of reconstructing the 'warranted' pevys from other localities, concluded to get up one that would give satisfaction, and after considerable experimenting the foreman of his shop , Mr. A. W. Gaucher, an ingenious mechanic, has succeeded in making a pevy which the river-drivers pronounce all right in every point, and the only reliable pevy which has ever been used on the drive.  We congratulate friend Field on his success, and inform the blacksmiths of Oshkosh and elsewhere that they make no more pevys for this market.

Raymond's Mill - Raymond's Mill in the town of Pella, lately built, is doing good work.  It is located on the north branch of the Embarrass River, in Sec. 5, T, 26, R. 14 and the country around it is composed of the best farming land, considerable of it under cultivation.



Shawano County Journal

Aug 10, 1872


Married - At the residence of the bride's mother in Thompson, Ill., on the 1st inst., by Rev T. P. Sawin, of Racine, Charles M. Upham, Esq., of this village and Miss Julia F. Parsons, of Milwaukee.  

Fishing – The large party which visited the northern trout streams the past week, made up entirely of members of the Wiley family in this village and their eastern relatives on a visit, returned Thursday evening, having had a pleasant time and excellent fishing luck.

They caught about 400 trout and only one rain storm, which were doing well for a three days’ visit.

Jail Birds Caught – on Sunday evening last, two strange men visited in the village from the Military Road north, stopping at the Devlin House and giving their names as John Shaun and Patrick Berry.  They had hardly been in town a half hour before they attracted the attention of Sheriff Robinson, who took the liberty of arresting them and assigning them quarters in the County Jail, much to the surprise of the bystanders.  Sheriff R. also forwarded a telegram the same evening to Bartholomew Shea, Sheriff of Houghton County, Mich., expressing the belief that he had in custody Daniel Sullivan and John McCarthy, who escaped from the jail of that county on the 24th of July, and for whose arrest a reward of $200 was offered.  Sheriff Shea arrived last Thursday night, identified the two men and started with them Friday morning for the State Prison at Jackson, Mich., Sheriff Robinson accompanied the party. 



Shawano County Journal

24 August, 1872

 Married - At the Wescott House in this Village on Monday eve., 20th inst., by the Rev. W Woodruff, Mr. P. W. Ackerman and Miss Dora R. Pulcifer, all of this village.

Two More Unfortunates - By reference to the marriage corner of our paper, it will be seen that another young couple of this village, Mr. P. W. Ackerman, and Miss Dora R. Pulcifer, filed partnership papers in Hymen's high court last Monday evening Rev. W. Woodruff officiating.  This is legitimately a village success, the bride and groom belonging to and having grown up with the village, and as its prospects are bright for becoming some day a beautiful city, so may they grow with it in wealth, and every joy attend them which goes for a happy married life.  Mr. Ackerman is a rising young man of excellent business qualifications, and Miss Pulcifer, though young, is a first-class graduate of Ripon College.  Both parties are most respectably connected in this village. 

Of the supper which was given for the occasion, by Mr. Pulcifer of the Wescott House, we can only say it was one of the best it has ever been our lot to sit down to.    

Business Man - J. A. Whitney, of the firm of Day & Whitney wholesale grocers, Green Bay was in town the past week.  Josu. is easily recognized by a sort of wholesale, go-ahead, substantial, voracious, liberal kind of look there is about him, characteristic of the firm.


Returned Home - Mr. Wm. Wilkes, who it will be remembered removed to Nebraska last fall, returned to his old home in the town of Shawano, on Thursday of this week, having traveled the whole distance by team in little over three weeks.

Accident - On Thursday last J. B. Miller, while engaged in painting the cornice of Sheriff Robinson's new residence in this village, fell from the scaffolding to the ground, some twenty feet, and when assistance reached him he was found insensible.  Luckily no bones were broken and at last accounts Jim was gradually recovering his usual good sprits, and a fair prospect of resuming work soon.

Steamer Sinks - The steamer Lady Allender on her way down the river last Friday morning struck a snag when about opposite Gerrard's farm with such force that a portion of her bottom was knocked out, and the engine raised while in motion. disabling it, and the boat sank in seven feet of water.  The boat was owned by Capt. B. Allender, of Shioc.  The Lady discharged a load of freight at this place for our merchants the evening previous, and was on her way down for another load.



Shawano County Journal

31 August, 1872


Laborers - Capt. J. B. Jacobs, of Green Bay, was in town the past week looking for laborers for the C. & N. W. R. R. Extension among the Indians of Keshena.  The Captains name is a power among the Menominee's, and Jack Keeler, the "complete wreek," left this morning with a squad of about fifty braves, the flower of the tribe.  Capt. Jacobs appeared in excellent health, which may he long enjoy.

Wholesale Grocery - Capt. W. W. Bourne, late Indian Agent, and is now traveling for the wholesale grocery establishment of Day, Lyons & Bacon, Green Bay, Visited the mercantile fraternity of this village the past week, among whom the captain and the house he represents are deservedly popular

Cerebral Spinal Meningitis - Mr. John Culver,  who has been confined to his bed for the past four months by that dreaded disease, "cerebral spinal meningitis," was around among his friend in the village last Wednesday.  The disease has left little of the former robust youth but the frame, which we hope soon to see fleshed up to the old standards.

New Business - W. H. Murdock, of Belle Plaine, has gone into the sewing machine agency business with headquarters at Green Bay.  We understand it is his purpose to establish agencies in every county in Northern Wisconsin

New Restaurant - The new restaurant of Mr. Moritz Miller is now being plastered, and will soon be completed.


Shawano County Journal

7 September 1872


Sick - I found Mr. Hayward, who has had a severe attack of hemorrhage of the lungs, much better, and if he will only be a little more careful of himself will, I trust, get along without much trouble .

Arrived Safely - Mr. Olmsted's folks arrived safely and have got comfortably settled and appear to like their western home very much.

Law Suit - Victoria Woodtill and her sister, Tennie Claflin, were examined on Tuesday as judgment debtors in a suit brought against them by Brinkerhoff Myers.  Both testified that they do not owe a dollar's worth of property.



Shawano County Journal

21 September 1872

Religious - Rev. John Chebul, Catholic Missionary on Lake Superior, who is on his way to Europe, has gone to Keshena to spend a few days with the Menominee Indians, from where he will return to this place on the 27th of this month, and officiate here on the Sunday following, at 10 A. M.

Died - In this village, on Tuesday, Sept. 10th, Little Warren, only son of Warren E. and Ellen C. McCord, aged two months and four days.  He has met with a love that is stronger than ours, and is at rest on the arms of his Savior.


Shawano County Journal

5 October 1872


Skeletons Unearthed - Mr. J. Parant living at the head of Shawano Lake in the town of Washington, resolved on Wednesday to dig a cellar, or "root-house" and selected as the base of his operations, a mound situated upon his farm.  After having dug down eight or nine feet he came in contact with quite a number of skeletons, which were laid in tiers.  The first seemed to have been laid upon the surface of the ground and covered with a foot or so of earth, and another tier upon top.  They were laid head to foot and vice versa, and were in a very poor state of preservation.  They were no doubt Indian skeletons, but as it is not customary for that race to bury more than one corpse in the same grave, this must have been the scene of an Indian engagement at war, for this is the usual method of burying the dead after battle.  There are other mounds in that vicinity of similar appearance, and it is thought that they also contain skeletons.  Each of the mounds are from eight to ten feet high, and about a rod in diameter, and dome-like in shape.

Mr. Parant informs us that he cut hard-wood trees from this mound from two to three feet in diameter.  Our readers can judge for themselves about the length of time those subjects had been buried.

Reception - The many friends of Rev. W. Woodruff and his wife gave them a pleasant surprise party at the Wescott House on last Tuesday evening.  A handsome purse was made up and presented to Mrs. Woodruff.

Removed - F. C. Schweers has removed his cabinet shop from Green Bay street to a lot on Main street, south of Capt. Schweer's tiin shop, and it is his intention to furnish it with a well assorted stock of furniture soon.




Shawano County Journal

12 October 1872


Personal -  Mr. Hiram Brace, of this village, who has been absent for a few weeks on a visit to his relatives in Western New York, returned yesterday in good health.

Personal - Mr. The. Dodor is in town, getting ready for the winter campaign among the pines of the Upper Wolf.



Shawano County Journal

16 November 1872


Married - At Omro, WI, on 30th of Oct., 1872, by Rev. Wm. Teal, Mr. Geo. L. Williams and Miss Alice Southard, both of Oshkosh.  George is well known to our citizens, having resided among them about two years, and the above affair, although unexpected, will be received with pleasure by them.  Long life and happiness to you and yours, Geo.

Married - At Hartland, in this county, on Nov. 4th,1872, by H. Luecke, Esq., Mr. Patrick Murphy and Elwime Rabenhorst, both of the same town.



Shawano County Journal

23 November 1872


Died - In this village, Nov. 18th, 1872, Mrs. Rosalie Dousman, in the 77th year of her age.

Our little village is shadowed with gloom.  Almost every heart is in sorrow, for we all feel a dear friend has gone from us.  One whose life was so rounded and perfect as is seldom known ---- so true in all its parts, the faithful, loving mother, the ever ready friend, the zealous, active missionary, the cheery, noble Christian.  Early in live, left alone with her little ones to battle with the world, she consecrated herself to them, and to the work of teaching the Indians.

Forty years of her life she gave to them, loving her work so well that where others were fearful she was full of hope and courage, while they, loving her in turn, would send for her miles away to bring them glad tidings of the Great Spirit.  Those were years of continual sacrifice and devotion.  She was to them teacher, nurse, physician, friend, priest.  No wonder they gather about her bier, with tears and prayers, almost refusing to be comforted.

A record of this noble life cannot be estimated here, made up as it is of gentle deeds, loving words, active charities and blessed teachings.  But these live, and as they have made beautiful this life, so doubly must they beautify and make radiant the future of the new life just begun.

Mrs. Dousman was born in Mackinaw, Mich., 1n 1796, of French descent.  She became a resident of Green Bay, in this State, in 1810, but moved from there at the commencement of the war of 1812.  In 1830 she commenced the work of a missionary among the Indians of Northern Wisconsin, since which time her life has been mainly devoted to good works for the benefit of the native inhabitants of American soil.



Shawano County Journal

30 November 1872

Moved - H. Nabor has moved into his new house.  He is taking out the partition between his store and the rooms formerly occupied by his family, which will enlarge his store to double its present capacity.

Benefit - The ladies of the M. E. Church are making arrangements to have a festival and donation for the benefit of Rev. C. W. Brewer, Their pastor ---- due notice will be given of time and place.  All are invited and a pleasant time may be expected, together with a good supper.


Shawano County Journal

7 December 1872


Accident - Our friend Hiram Brace met with quite a serious accident by cutting his knee while in camp one day last week.  He is at home now, solacing himself among his friends, hoping to be around again in his sphere of usefulness in a few days.

Returned - Mr. R. C. Heald, who has been absent a few weeks in the pineries of the Upper Wisconsin, has returned, looking heartier and happier for his trip.  He reports lumbering matters in that region progressing about as they are here.

Burned - A little girl nine years of age belonging to Wm. Parker, of Belle Plaine, was fearfully burned on the 26 th.  She was playing about the stove, when her clothes caught fire.  Her mother being at the barn heard her cries and ran to her assistance and extinguished the fire with a pale of water.  The lower portion of her body was badly burned.  Some hopes are entertained of her recovery.

Better - Wm. H. Sanders of Belle Plaine, who has been suffering from typhoid fever, and a relapse of the same disease, has finally recovered so far as to be out of danger.  Dr. LaCount attended him.

List Of Letters - Remaining uncalled for at the Post Office in the Village of Shawano, Dec. 6th, 1872


Anderson, August                    Hilson, Wm

Attenborg, Fr - 2                        Hiho, Thos

Anuerling, J W                          Holte, Wm

Bomke, Ferdinand                   Holland, John

Burt, John                                  Hoppleumty, A

Bitz, Wilhelm                            Hazelton, C P

Broker, Albert                           Jensen, J L

Bower, Lewis                            James, Miss C

Barrows, Chas                          Johann, L

Bood, Emmat                            Kelly & Bro., Wm P

Barto, G W                                 Kapp, J A

Burlin, Ed                                  Lamperman, Lovis

Crambe, Geo                             Layd, Wm

Christzansen, P                        Miller, J

Crowley, John                          Ouercis, T F

Cliveser, B                                Sills, Geo

Coburn, C B 2                          Shilling, Chas

Delapp, Geo                             Schumacher, Herman

Depirr, Wm L                           Schoefer, H

Dent, R                                      Stevens, R

Elliott, G M                               Smith, Silas

Eigenfelell, Albert                   Schruss, E M

Foreman, Charles                    Saskobesen, N C

Foster, C W                               Uedset, Hanson Ole

Gomarsh, Mr 2                         Wileper, F S 2

Guss, Mrs Mary                       Whipple, W B

Gilbert, Mrs E M                     White, James & John

Hasting, N                                Yonpohl, Fredrich



Shawano County Journal

14 December 1872


Visit - S. P. Olmsted, a former citizen of this place, but now of Winona, Minn. is making our village a visit.

Returned - Mrs. Auchampach, who has been for some time visiting among her relations in the state of New York, returned last evening.

Feet Frozen - Nick Coelow, while on his way from Oshkosh to a lumbering camp in this vicinity, last Monday, with a load of supplies, froze his feet so badly that he may lose the toes.

College Board - Good board can be obtained from $3 to $4 per week. The greatest possible care will be exercised in selecting proper boarding place for students from abroad.

College Tuition - Price of a Life Scholarship, for the full course in the Commercial Department, which includes everything taught in this college, with the privilege of reviewing at any time, $40 for the gentlemen and $25 for ladies.

Books, stationery, and all materials used in the course, are furnished at the College if students wish.

The price of a full set of books for the course is $5.



Shawano County Journal

21 December 1872


Close Call - Z. C. Colburn's little boy narrowly escaped injury on Monday afternoon.  While riding on a wagon which was passing down Main st., he fell onto the wheel.  As he struck, his leg caught between the load and the spokes so that the wheel actually slid upon the ground.  And strange to relate, when rescued he was not injured at all.  Not even a bruise could be found upon his body.

Miniature House - We have seen many ingenious men, and witnessed curious thing which they have done, but we confess we were surprised when, on yesterday, a whole house in miniature came sliding into the village, en route for the woods.  It had everything complete, even to the stove, and had a family who were evidently enjoying the novelty.  It came all the way from Illinois, drawn by four horses, and started this morning for Dodge's lumber camp, where it will be used as cook-room.



Shawano County Journal

28 December 1872


County Court - In Probate.  The State of Wisconsin -- SS.  In the matter of the estate of Gerhard H. Hehman, deceased: 

     On this day of December, A. D. 1872, upon reading and filing the petition of John G. A. Hehman of Grant, Shawano County, Wisconsin, stating that Gerhard H. Hehman of the county of Shawano, died intestate on or about the 4th day of July, 1872, and praying that John G. A. Hehman be appointed administrator of the estate of the said deceased.

     It is ordered that said application be heard before me, at the Probate Office in the Village of Shawano, on the 17th day of January, A. D. 1973 at 10 o'clock A. M.

     And it is further ordered that notice of said application and hearing be given by publishing a copy of this order for three successive weeks, once in each week, in the "Shawano County Journal" to said hearing.

     Dated this 8th day of December, A. D. 1872.  By the court ---- H. Klosterman, County Judge