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Shawano County Journal

4 Jan 1873


At Northport; on the 23rd of December, 1872, by Justice St. Clair, Mr. William D Gumaer and Miss Alice Howard, both of this place.

The happy couple has our sincere congratulations.

Shawano County Journal

11 Jan 1873



Mrs. George Robinson, of this village, died suddenly on Sunday morning of heart disease. The funeral service took place Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist Church



Shawano County Journal

25 Jan 1873


Died - In this village on Thursday, 22 inst., Sybil A. daughter of Chester and Roxana Clark, in her 25th year.


Mr. Ebert, of Pella has lost three girls this winter by Typhoid fever. On the occasion of the funeral of his last girl he was himself too sick to attend it, and now lies in a critical condition; but hopes are entertained that he will soon recover.


O Brooks met with quite a severe accident the other day. While shoeing a horse the animal fell upon him heavily. We understand that his hurts are not to serious.


Shawano County Journal

1 Feb 1873


In the town of Mayville, Dodge County, Wis., on January 23rd 1873, J. D. Naber, aged 76 years. The deceased was the father of Mr. Herman Naber, of this village, and an old resident of Wisconsin. He was born at the village of Sannum, Grand Duchy of Oldenburg, Germany, and is one of the pioneer emigrates of the state. His death though unexpected is mourned by a large circle of friends.


Fredrick Evert, of the town of Pella, whom we mentioned last week as in poor health, died Wednesday evening, Jan. 29, of Typhoid fever. Mr. Evert lost three daughters from the same disease, and it was probably through the unceasing attention he gave them during their illness that his own death was caused. A large number of friends mourn his death, while the county has lost in him a noble citizen.


Suicide in Oconto - A Dane, 21 years of age, named Sophus Malmsteen, committed suicide in Oconto, on the 24th, by shooting himself in the head with a pistol. He was in love with a good looking girl named Mary Larsen, also a Dane, working in the house where he boarded and they were engaged to be married; but Mary came to the conclusion that he was to poor to marry, and told him so when he besought a fulfillment of their engagement. This crazed him, and he shot himself in her presence, after writing a letter to his mother in Copenhagen and a note to his somewhat cool and matter-of-fact sweetheart. We had an idea that foreigners had more sense than to commit suicide in this country and particularly in a lively place like Oconto.



Shawano County Journal

15 Feb 1873


Information Wanted - Information concerning the whereabouts of one Pat Cavanaugh, who left Packenham, Canada West, in November, 1866, for Tideout, Pa., and who is supposed to have since removed to Wisconsin, will be thankfully received by his father, Mathew Cavanaugh, at Menominee, Dunn Co., Wis.


It is with regret we are obliged to chronicle the death of Mrs. Blake, wife of Wm. Blake and daughter of Wm. H. Sibley. Mr. Sibley's children have all grown to men and women and this is the first death in his family which now falls with severity and becomes very hard to bear after bringing them all safely through the most tender years of life. It maybe truly said "In the midst of life we are in Death". The funeral took place in the United Brethren Church at 2 p.m., the discourse being delivered by Elder Stewart in an able and eloquent manner. The great majority of our citizens attended the service, the church being uncomfortably filled. The Odd Fellows turned out in full force (Mr. Blake being a member of the order) and escorted the remains to their final resting place. The pallbearers were Messrs. Charles Lehman, B A Weatherby, H Thomas and Mr. Roberts.


Marshall - The Village Board at its last meeting appointed H.J. Morgan, Marshal, in place of J. M. Robinson, resigned. He is just the man to attend to the police matters of the village and enforce the ordinances of the board.


After many tedious efforts, the job of building the bridge over Shawano Creek has been let to John Winans, who agrees to build it for $925. furnishing everything. This seems to be a very reasonable price and John is just the man to do it.


Since writing the above, we learn that Mr. W. has given the contract to P.W. Ackerman, who will build the bridge.

Shawano County Journal

22 Feb 1873


John Wilson, son of Joseph Wilson, formerly a resident of Shawano, who has been very sick at the Wescott House for the past week, is getting better and hopes are entertained of his recovery.


We learn that Mr. Gerrard, of Embarrass, froze his feet so badly a short time since as to necessitate the amputation of some of his toes.


Sudden Death - A man named Charles Bugby, was recently brought from Yate's camp, where he had been unwell for several days, to the Wescott House, to receive medical attendance. Complaining of the noise at the hotel, he was yesterday removed to the residence of Mr. C. Clark, where about 5:00 p.m. he died. We are told that when moved he was very weak but no one supposed he was so near death. His disease was typhoid fever. Funeral will take place at the M.E. Church tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon at 2:30.


We learn that the Menominee Indians have elected a new chief, in place of An-co-ne-mie, now serving a term of three years in the State prison. - We also learn that the new chief is a strong temperance man.



Shawano County Journal

1 Mar 1873


The attendance at the funeral services of Charles Bugbee, which took place at the Methodist Church last Sunday afternoon, was very large indeed. The Church was literally filled, and the remarks made by Rev. Mr. Brewer were highly appropriate. Especial credit is due Mr. R Jackson, of New London, D H Pulcifer and others, for their kind offices for attending to all the arrangements of the funeral of the deceased.


Died -  January 27th, 1873, at Central City, Colorado, of inflammation of the lungs, Mr. George M Brewer, in his 31st year.

He was a brother of Rev. C W Brewer pastor of the M E Church in this village. His remains were taken to Albany, Ill., for burial which took place the 6th of Feb. with Masonic honors.


February 14th 1873 in Sylvester, Green Co, Wis., of inflammation of the lungs, Mrs. Lydia M Lassell, aged 69 years 9 months 19 days.

The deceased was the mother of Mrs. R. W. Button, of Angelica, Shawano County, who with her husband morns the loss of her who was a devoted wife a fond mother and a kind friend.



Jo. Gauthier, interpreter for the Menominee's informs us that our statement in regard to the selection of a new head chief by that tribe is a mistake, no such thing having transpired. There was some talk about it sometime ago, which probably gave rise to the report. Jo. reports the killing of several deer by the Indians near his place the past week.


D.H. Pulcifer, Esq., has been appointed Police Justice by the Village Board, Judge Klosterman resigning. Office at the Court House and the less business the better D.H. will like it and the richer some folks will be in the long run.


Fire at Embarrass - Mr. E. F. Sawyer, of Belle Plaine, informs us that the school house at Embarrass was destroyed by fire on Friday night last, together with all it's contents. The fire is supposed to have been caused by a defective stove pipe. Loss about $600.00, no insurance.



Shawano County Journal

22 Mar 1873


A bull moose was killed by the Indians last Tuesday, near rice lake. He was alone and is supposed to have wandered through from Lake Superior region. Our informant, Mr. Wm. Gumaer, enjoyed a piece of him at Johnson's Station. This species of game is not very plenty anywhere.




Shawano County Journal

5 Apr 1873                


Married - In this village, at the residence of the bride's father, on the 30th ult., by Rev. C. W. Brewer, Mr. Charles P Mortelius and Miss Anna M Wescott, all of this village.


We congratulate our fair young friends upon the auspicious beginning of their matrimonial career. May the happiness which they now enjoy attend them through the journey of life, and may they literally fulfill the scriptural injunction, multiply, etc. Our thanks are tendered for a bountiful supply of wedding cake, which we pronounce excellent.



As we go to press we learn that Mr. H. J. Morgan, who has been afflicted with erysipelas the past week, is not expected to live.


Killed by a tree - On Tuesday last the corpse of Levi Winchell, an employee in Cromwell's camp, on the upper Wolf, reached this village, on it's way to Poysippi, Waushara County, where the relatives of the deceased reside. Mr. Winchell was suddenly killed by a tree falling upon him on Monday. He was well known to the lumbermen of this section, having for several years been employed at the Boom as "catch mark."



Shawano County Journal

19 Apr 1873



In this village, on the 18th inst., Laura, wife of H. J. Morgan, aged 33 years.


(Mrs. Morgan died very suddenly of child birth, prematurely brought on by an attack of Erysipelas, and her many friends mourn the untimely taking from their midst of a true woman and a sincere friend. The child's spirit lingered but a few hours behind that of its parent, and mother and babe will sleep in one grave. The funeral will take place tomorrow forenoon, from the M E Church.)

Shawano County Journal

10 May 1873


Amputation - Mr. M. C. Girard, of the town of Mattson, Waupaca County, had the misfortune to freeze his feet last winter, and was compelled to have the left foot amputated on Saturday, the 3rd inst. The operation was performed by Dr. LaCount, assisted by Dr. Harcourt of Clintonville. The patient is doing well.


New Shoe Shop - A brother of Mr. Muller intends to start an extensive boot and shoe establishment in this village shortly. Thus it is in a wide-awake community, "there's competition every where."


We learn that Alex Peterson, who lately started a store at Belle Plaine is doing business worth $20.00 per day.





Shawano County Journal

17 May 1873


Died - In this village, on Tuesday, the 13th inst., Mary Isabella, daughter of Louis B. and Olive LaCount, aged 2 months, two weeks and 4 days old.


In Belle Plaine, May 10, Willie C. son of Samuel and Permilla McConley, aged 17 years.


Boy Killed - We are indebted to Mr. Charles Schmitz, of the town of Herman, for the facts in connection with a singular accident which happened on Tuesday last, resulting in the sudden death of a bright boy of eleven years, a son of

Mr. Otto Timm, a farmer in that town. Mr. Timm, accompanied by his little boy, left home very early Tuesday morning with a load of wheat for the grist mill in this village. About 3:00 he had reached the farm of Mr. John Bebritz, in the town of Pella, when one of his oxen in going down a steep hill, became so unmanageable as to require all his attention to keep the team in the road, the boy, as be supposed, remaining upon the load. In this way he proceeded about three miles, until a smoother part of the road was reached and the oxen were going along quietly, when he suddenly missed his boy, and in alarm turned back to search for him. On the way he met Mr. Schmitz, who happened to be traveling to Shawano that morning, who gave him the sad intelligence that the lifeless body of the boy was found in the road where the oxen became unruly and was then being laid out in Mr. Bebritz' house. The boy must have fallen from the load and fallen behind one of the hind wheels of the wagon, which passed over his face and head, crushing his skull and killing him instantly, the father being to much occupied with his oxen to hear his cry, if any was made. The grief of the unfortunate man can better be imagined than described, when he came to see the dead boy, so full of promise but a few hours before.



Shawano County Journal

24 May 1873


Robbery - A fellow who goes by the name of Fred Wilson, with an alias of George Green, who has been hanging around the village for several months, threw off his mask on Sunday night of the 11th, broke into H E Howe's store and took several articles of dress, while many others were scattered around. He left the village early the next morning for Suamico, Brown County, where he is well known. On opening the store the clerk gave the alarm. Mr. Harris, the Sheriff, was summoned and by traces which the thief left followed him to Suamico, where he soon caught and hand-cuffed him, starting for home the same night. He arrived at Captain Powell's with the prisoner, about midnight, where he allowed him to get out. No sooner did the culprit find himself upon his legs then he made for the woods, and after getting rid of the bracelets returned to Green Bay.


The Brown County Sheriff, however had a description of him and arrested him on the northern bound train at a point between Oconto and Marinette, and turned him over to O E Harris Jr., who brought him to this village. he had a preliminary examination before Police Justice Klebesadel, Tuesday who bound him over to appear at the June term of court, and fixed his bail at $200., in default in which he was placed in jail to moralize on the result from a stolen coat. He says that his friends at Suamico will come to the rescue and go his bail. The same Wilson stole a pair of oxen  from a farmer near Oshkosh and sold them to a butcher for which he served his time in the State prison; in fact he has left nearly every place where he has lived with a stigma attached to his name.


Shawano County Journal

31 May 1873


W. M. Bridge and C. J. Wescott returned Tuesday from an extended pine hunt on the head-waters of the Eau Claire river.


A Narrow Escape - On Thursday morning last between the hours of 12 and one, the watchmen who sleep in the county jail in this village were aroused by an earnest call for help from the jail yard, which on investigation was found to proceed from Fred Wilson, whom we mentioned last week as confined on a charge of burglary entering the store of H. E. Howe, in this village some three weeks ago. He had succeeded in removing two of the iron bars of a window with a case knife saw, making an opening about ten inches wide, through which he had attempted to regain liberty without due process of law usual in such cases., and had so far been successful that he hung there by the waist, unable to get out or back, a very unpleasant position even for a burglar. Sheriff Harris was speedily summoned to the scene, and a blacksmith and sledge hammer brought into requisition, which released the young man in an exhausted state, aggravated no doubt by the consciousness that his plan to escaped has failed. On being questioned as to how he managed to remove the bars he stated that two persons outside had helped him, but the subsequent finding of three knives in his cell makes it more probable that he was alone in the work. He has been in a semi-conscious state, to all outside appearances, since he was rescued, but the doctor has carefully examined him and discovered no internal injuries or bruises and thinks he is playing "possum", no doubt for the purpose of again bringing about some opportunity to escape. However, be that as it may, Sheriff Harris will not allow him to come any more dodges over him, and has accordingly shut him up in a dark cell for the time being, or until the other cell has been repaired and made stronger.


Mil & Nor RR - The construction train is now less then four miles south of the city and in all probability will be laid up to the city limits by Monday.

Mr. Brenzenberg, the engineer, informs us that he will commence work on the depot as soon as the track is laid up to the city. The material is on the ground at "Grignon Point" and the depot will probably be located there for the present.

Two gravel trains were put on the road on Monday, working from both ends of the line between DePere and the Menasha. It is expected to have regular trains running by the 20th of June. G. B. Advocate



Shawano County Journal

7 June 1873


Another - A young man named Adam Dingledien at work in Matt Miller's saw mill, had the forefinger of his right hand badly cut yesterday afternoon. A large strip of flesh was taken out of the finger lengthwise, but luckily, no bones were shattered, and Dr. LaCount says he will be able to save the finger.


Fred Wilson is slowly recovering from the injuries received while attempting to escape from jail last week.


Last Tuesday morning we noticed groups of men about town apparently discussing some very interesting and exciting topic. Upon inquiry we learn that Mr. DeCamp, the Presbyterian minister, having started out for a walk the evening before, crossed the bridge near the saw mill and taking the left hand road walked about a mile, when he undertook to strike out through the woods to the other road. It soon began raining and after traveling sometimes over fallen timber and through swamps, he remembered a compass he had carried in his pocket a long time but had had no occasion to use.

He consulted it, and it directed him to go at right angles to the direction he was going. Believing the compass was incorrect he proceeded on his course. It became dark, the rain continued to pour in torrents and he finally concluded he was lost. Looking about he found a large tree lying up from the ground and he concluded to lie down under it and wait for the morning sun. Placing his umbrella over his head he soon fell into a sweet sleep.

In the mean time the family with whom he boarded were greatly agitated, fearing he was lost or some accident had befallen him. A young man with a trumpet-like voice and very long boots, taken from the minister's own closet, was sent across the bridge to shout. This proving of no avail, it was thought best to ring the church bell, but no one being found who was willing to disturb the slumbers of the good people of Shawano it was finally concluded to send two strong men out with lanterns to find him.

They were sent and were successful. He awoke about two o'clock and heard their call. We do not know just how deep the water was in the swamps he passed through, or how many logs were gotten over very unexpectedly, and time will not allow us to speak of his personal appearance, on his return, but we trust all thoughtful persons will learn a lesson from this strange adventure of our worthy friend.



Shawano County Journal

14 June 1873


Local Matters


Fires in the woods on all sides of us.


Franklin street has been cut out between fourth and Richmond streets in good shape.                                                                  


Murdoch McLeod  has purchased Tom. Prickett's interest in the stage business, and now runs it alone.


Capt. Barnes says that although he limps badly yet, his ankle is improving rapidly, which is gratifying to his friends.


We learn that Dr. Stevens will issue the first copy of the Western Advance at Portage, on the first of June.                                                


Personal - Mr. J. Fife, proprietor of the Embarrass House, Embarrass, was in town Saturday, and gave us a pleasant call. He informs us that everything is progressing finely with the farmers thereabouts, notwithstanding the backwardness of spring.



Boy Killed - We are indebted to Mr. Charles Schmitz, of the town of Herman, for the facts in connection with a singular accident which happened on Tuesday last, resulting in the sudden death of a bright boy of eleven years, a son of Mr. Otto Timm, a farmer of that town. Mr. Timm accompanied by his little boy, left home very early Tuesday morning with a load of wheat for the grist mill in this village. About three o'clock he had reached the farm of Mr. John Bebritz, in the town of Pella, when one of his oxen, in going down a steep hill, became so unmanageable as to require all his attention to keep the team in the road, the boy, as he supposed, remaining upon the load. In this way he proceeded about three miles until a smoother part of the road was reached and the oxen were going along quietly, when he suddenly missed his boy, and in alarm turned back to search for him. On the way he met Mr. Schmitz, who happened to be traveling to Shawano that morning, who gave him the sad intelligence that the lifeless body of the boy was found in the road where the oxen became unruly and was then being  laid out in Mr. Bebritz' house. The boy must have fallen from the load and under one of the hind wheels of the wagon, which passed over his face and head, crushing his skull and killing him instantly, the father being too much occupied with his oxen to hear his cry, if any was made. The grief of the unfortunate man can better be imagined than described, when he came to see the dead body of the boy, so full of life and promise but a few hours before.


Died - In this village on Tuesday the 13th inst., MARY ISABELLA, daughter of Louis and Olive LaCount, aged 2 moths, 2 weeks and 4 days.


In Belle Plaine, May 10, WILLIE C., son of Samuel & Permelia McConley, aged 17 years.


Died - In the town of Belle Plaine, Shawano co., Wis., May 27th, 1873 after a short illness, MARY, infant daughter of F. W. and A. A. Lade, aged one year and three weeks.


Personal - Mr. J. Fife, proprietor of the Embarrass House, Embarrass, was in town Saturday and gave us a pleasant call. He informs us that everything is progressing finely with the farmers thereabouts, notwithstanding the backwardness of spring.


Our village can now boast of a regular barber shop, which has been established in Montelius' new building by A. Lambert. Gus us a good barber and has a good run of business.


Appointment - K. M. Phillips, Esq., formerly law student of Messrs. Baldwin & French of this village, was recently appointed by Gov. Washburn, District Attorney of Shawano County. The Governor made a good selection.


Shawano County Journal

12 Jul 1873


Married - In this village, July 5th, 1873 by Henry Klosterman, Esq., County Judge, Mr. John L. Montoure and Miss Mary J. Wescott, daughter of Chas. D. Wescott, all of this village.


Married - At the residence of H. M. Miller, Esq., Angelica, Wis., by Rev. J. W. Delap, Mr. L. G. Hurley and Miss Angeline McCanna, all of the same town.


Dr. John Wiley, a former citizen of this place, but now of Fond du Lac, was in town this week.


Shawano County Journal

18 Jul 1873



         New Meat Market


            Donnelly & Casey



The undersigned having established a new Meat Market one door north of Raisler’s Furniture Ware Rooms, are prepared to furnish the people of this village and vicinity with the


                                                                                                                                 CHOICEST MEATS


                                                                                                                                At Most Reasonable Prices


                                                                And respectfully solicit the patronage of the public.  All kinds of Meats consistently on hand.

Donnelly and Casey

                           Shawano, Wis. Jul 11, 1873                (18-ft



Shawano County Journal

19 Jul 1873


Sad Accident – A Woman Frightfully Burned


We have received the following from Mr. O. B. Stevens, of the town of Maple Grove, this county, giving the particulars of a sad affair at Foster’s mill, which occurred on the 23d ult.:

“A Mrs. Bension was endeavoring to kindle a smudge for the purpose of keeping the mosquitoes out of the house.  Her efforts proved ineffectual, and she accordingly procured the can containing kerosene and commenced pouring some on the smudge.  At that instant the kerosene ignited in the can, causing an explosion, and the woman’ clothes caught fire, and before proper assistance could be rendered, she was frightfully burned.  At first her injuries were considered fatal, but at present writing she is doing quite well, and there is strong hope of her recovery.  It is a heartrending sight to see the poor woman suffering the most excruciating pain, which all well know is the results of occurrences of this kind.  We hope this will prove a warning to any who are in the habit of using kerosene to start their fires with.  Too great care cannot be exercised in the handling of this most useful, but dangerous article.”  





Shawano County Journal

26 Jul 1873


Larger Hotel – M. Devlin finds his hotel needs enlarging to accommodate his increasing business, and is perfecting arrangements to have an addition put up, the ground floor of which will be forty foot square.  The hotel business is a paying one, particularly in a place like Shawano.


New Saw Mill – August Tone, of Angelica, informs us that Prickett & Smith, of that town, have nearly completed a new saw mill which will be ready for operation by the time snow flies.  It will be one of the largest mills on the Green Bay road, both in dimensions and capacity.


Died – Daniel Bread, chief of the Oneida nation, died on Monday morning last, at the venerable age of 96 years.  The funeral was largely attended both by the tribe and citizens of Green Bay.  He occupied the position of chief of the Oneida nation for over forty-five years, with great credit.  It is not known who will succeed him, there being two candidates for the position, and whom chances for it are considered about equal.




Shawano County Journal

2 August 1873


A Severe Accident - We are pained to learn that Mr. John Montoure whom all the boys know, is lying in a critical condition at the residence of Mr. Chas. Wescott, from the effects of a kick from a horse.  He received a hurt to the region of the lower intestines and is feared he is injured internally.  He seems to be laboring under great nervous excitement, and has had several severe spasms.

    We join with the entire community in the hope that nothing serious will result form the accident.


Bierths - Frank Vosberg has a new hotel clerk. 8 lbs. ---- Waupaca Republican

So has Pulcifer; weight; 10 1/2 lbs. with pillow and flat iron.  D. H. says the profits on cigars the past week has been "mighty" small.


 Saw Mill - The portable saw mill of James D. Magee, of this village, is doing good service just now, sawing all the available cord-wood in the village.



Shawano County Journal

9 August 1873


Millenary Shop - The "old store" belonging to H. Naber has been bought by Charles Howe of this village for the sum of $1,200.  His wife will use the lower story as a milliner shop, and he will fix up the second story as a dwelling.  The Freemasons in consequence are left without a home.  God pity them where can they find another in this over-crowded village. We are informed however that they will shortly build a handsome hall for their meetings.


Renew Subscription - F. A. Delagliese, a former resident of Shawano County, but now of Appleton, dropped into our sanctum for the alleged purpose of renewing his subscription "to our valuable Paper."  Such visits always delight us.


Obituary - Mr. Everett is dead.  The bands which hold him with us, have been severed and he has gone forever.  It seems impossible to us, who saw him the leading spirit at the closing exercises of the High School that he should soon be taken away; that we should be called upon so soon to mourn the loss of a man whom all pronounce so truly great and good.  And hardly at this late hour, can we review his character without dropping a tear over his untimely grave.

     Seldom in the history of any city or state can there be found men who combine the gift of intellect in the highest degree with the purest and friendliest feelings toward men.  And very seldom do students and the teacher, guide and companion so perfectly combined and so beautifully displayed, as were these qualities in Mr. Everett.  At once the leading and controlling genius of his own particular school, his influence has been and will be felt by every school in Oshkosh, and his memory will always be tender in the hearts of the numerous graduates, and students who have know him and whose highest aim will be that they may follow as nearly and possible in his footsteps.

     Grieved as all are at this death, and sad as it always seems that a young man as teeming with kind and worthy acts should be parted from friends in the prime of life, we do not forget that the "Giver of life hath power to take it away" and we console ourselves with the thought that Mr. Everett lived in great works and in dying has left behind him a monument more lasting than marble, and which shall remember him when his tomb stone shall have moldered.


Shawano County Journal

13 September 1873


Accident - Recently, while Mr. De Selle, of the town of Waukechon, this county, was on his way home from Green Bay, with a load of furniture, and had proceeded as far as Mill Centre, a distance of about eleven miles. he was run over by a team of oxen, and one of his legs and arms very badly broken and crushed.  Mr. De Selle was immediately taken to Green Bay, where he is receiving the treatment and comfort necessary to his condition.  At last accounts he was getting along as well as could be expected.

Struck - During the heavy thunder storm which visited this section last Friday night, the barn of Henry Bugbee, in Belle Plaine, was struck by lightening, destroying it and two valuable horses, which were in the barn at the time.  We were unable to learn the amount of loss sustained.

Accident - A serious accident occurred on the Detroit and Milwaukee railroad recently, caused by one of the driving wheels of the locomotive coming off.  Some twenty or more persons were killed and injured.  We learn that Orrin Burleigh, well know in this section, is among the injured.  In a letter to Mr. Parker, of Belle Plaine, he states that he was struck in the breast but thought that he would so far recover as to proceed to this place in a few days.

Improvements - While at Shioc recently, where the stage passengers get off for dinner, we noticed that H. C. Curtis, the landlord, has been making great improvements in and around his hotel in the shape of additions. bay windows and painting.  We are happy to witness the prosperity of friend Curtis, as no one that we know of deserves it more than he.  He spares no panes to make his guests comfortable, and we mention from experience that a man always loses his appetite after sitting at Curtis' table for a short time.

Destroyed By Fire - We learn on good authority, that the house and contents of John Warrington, of the town of Washington, were entirely destroyed by fire about two weeks ago.  Only a bed and one or two small articles of furniture could be saved.  This is a sad blow to John ---- the total destruction of years of labors; but he is industrious and energetic, and with the help of kind neighbors and friends he will again get a good and substantial start.  We were not informed about the origin of the fire.

Assigned A Church - Rev. Father Chebul called upon us yesterday, and we had a very pleasant chat with him.  He informs us that he has been assigned to take charge of the church at Keshena, as well as at this place.  Having a thorough knowledge of the Indian language, he will be enabled to do away with the use of an interpreter.

Accident - Henry Ainsworth's son a boy about sixteen, was handling a loaded revolver, accidentally discharged it and the ball entered the calf of his leg, tearing a hole nearly four inches in length before coming out.  It is a painful wound, and although not dangerous, is sufficient warning about the use of firearms.

Affray - An attack was made upon Gus. Lambert on Wednesday night by Jos. Wilson while intoxicated, and came near resulting seriously.  Wilson was taken before the justice the following morning, who fined him $8.00 and cost.  As Joe. is quiet and peaceable when sober we forbear from any remarks.

New Residence - W. H. Murdock has up and enclosed his large residence on the corner of Eagle and Franklin streets.

New Residence - Spence Wiley's new house on Washington street is almost completed.  It will have cost about $3.000.

Flour & Feed - It is commonly reported that Mr. James Magee will shortly start a flour and feed store in this village.  Mr. Magee is well known in the county as a straightforward fellow, and we are happy to welcome him to the ranks of our business men.


Shawano County Journal

4 October 1873


Purchased Business - Newton & Fosdick have purchased the Andrews Lime Kiln, and propose to furnish all customers with the best quality of lime.  Price $1 per bll undelivered; $1.25 delivered

A Large Tree - A gentleman, while passing through the eastern part of the Town of Hartland, recently discovered the existence of a tree which will almost parallel the giants of California.  The tree is a hemlock, found on Sandy McKenna's landIts circumference is 24 feet 4 inches and its diameter is between eight and ten feet at the stump.  What is more remarkable, no other trees have arrived to any more than common size.  It is grown upon sandy soil, rather wet, and surrounded by smaller trees of the same species.

A Serious Accident - The eldest son of B.  B. Huntington, who lives on Keshena road, accidentally shot himself on Monday with a navy revolver.  The ball entered the ankle joint, disorganizing that, then passing through his instep.  The young man's foot will probably have to be amputated.  Dr. L. B. LaCount is in attendance.



Shawano County Journal

11 October 1873


Died - At his residence in this village, on Thursday evening, Oct. 3, 1873, Myron McCord, Sr.

The subject of the above brief announcement was the father of the writer hereof.

 He was born in Dutchess County, New York, on the 22nd day of April,1806; Had he lived until next April he would have been 68 years old.  He lived in the vicinity of his birth-place until he was 28 years of age and enjoyed such advantages as the times and the circumstances of his parents afforded, when he went to McKean County, Pennsylvania.  Here he made the acquaintance of she that was his wife, and with whom he has journeyed through life.  He soon became engaged in the lumber business, which he perused successfully until 1852, when he met with severe reverses from which he never recovered.  In 1854 he moved with his family to Wisconsin and located at this place, where he has continued to live ever since.  Coming here with very limited means and quite a large family to support, he applied himself diligently to whatever his hands found to do, managing to comfortably provide for his family until they became competent to take care of themselves.  Since he has resided in this place he has been more or less engaged in the lumber business, and with varied success.

He was a man of excellent judgment and of many noble qualities of head and heart, he believed strictly in the observance of the Golden Rule and never to the knowledge of the writer did he depart from it where it as possible for him to observe it.

He was a kind and affectionate husband, and indulgent parent and a generous, consultant and forgiving friend.

He was followed last Sabbath to his last resting place by a very large concourse of people, among whom were nearly all of the old residents of the county.

The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. C. W. Brewer, and the services were conducted by the Freemasons, of which fraternity he has long been a respectable member.

He leaves a wife, three children and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his untimely death.

Dear Father, thou hast gone just a little before us, having paid the penalty which we all must sooner or later pay.  Peace be to thy ashes. Farewell.


Dissolved Partnership - Schewe & Klosterman, furniture dealers, have dissolved partnership, Mr. Klosterman continuing to carry on the business.  Read notice in another column.

Wagon Shop - M. H. Mooran and A. M. Andrews are about building a new wagon shop just north of O. Brooks building.

Shioc - This quiet and cozy little village is as pleasant as ever.  We arrived about 11 o'clock A. M. after an easy ride of four hours on the stage belonging to Miller & Prickett.  Several new and handsome frame buildings have been erected lately, and many improvements have been added to others.  Mr. Curtis has completely changed his by the addition of bay windows, veranda, and paint.  We are sorry to learn that owing to continued ill-health in his family he has given up the hotel business.  He has, however, a fine fellow in his place.  N. N. Huntington, a stranger has opened a hotel in the building just south of Mr. Curtis and judging from the delicious morsels he loads his table with, traveler will lose nothing by the change.

Fire - On last Sunday afternoon the house of David Churchill, on the Belle Plaine road took fire through a defect in the chimney, and was entirely consumed, together with his barn.  Nothing was left but the ruins.  The home was worth $1,200 and the barn $800.  Mr. Churchill only recently purchased the place and this sudden stroke is unfortunate.  We learn the property had been insured but a short time previous to its destruction.

Accident - We learn from C. R. Klebesadel that while raising the new German Church one day last week, a whirl wind leveled all that had been raised, and two or three were severely injured by the falling timber.  None were dangerously hurt however.



Shawano County Journal

18 October 1873

Amputation - George Huntington, whom we mentioned as having received a severe gun-shot wound in the foot a short time ago, was compelled to have his leg amputated  about three inches above the ankle-joint.  The operation was performed by Dr. LaCount on Wednesday of last week, and we learn he is now doing well.

Correction - In our hurry last week we said that the new hotel in Shioc had been opened by N. N. Huntington.  The name was Thompson, and we will further state that Mr. T. will extend to travelers as genial a welcome as any landlord in the country.



Shawano County Journal

25 October 1873

The Jennings House - This hotel, operated by Mr. Jenning's of New London, one of the most popular landlord in the State, is now in complete running order.  We were shown through the rooms the other day and were obliged to compliment him on the neat look and arrangement of the furniture, the handiness of every thing not omitting his cigars.  We wish "Ye jovial host" abundant success.

Change - P. W. Ackerman has sold his saloon and building to A. Spagler, of Hartland, for the sum on $2,500.  Parin has purchased a share in the livery stable belonging to McCord & Wiley. 

Lime - H. Springstead has commenced burning lime in the kiln situated on D. Alexander's farm.  He will haul his lime to town, where he says he will sell a better quality, for less money, than any other firm can or dare sell it.  If he does this he ought to be patronized

New Paper - We learn from the Appleton Times that Cyrus Corning, the founder of the Stockbridge Enterprise, will shortly start a local paper at Seymour, on the Green Bay & Minnesota R. R.  It is a live place that will support not only itself but a newspaper, at one year of age.

Efficient - We take pleasure in mentioning an important addition to the professional dignity of our town, in Mr. J. Lonnagan, late from Oconto.  This gentleman, though young, has been engaged a long time in the drug business, and has the full confidence of his employer, C. L. Wiley, of Dr. LaCount and of all the others who have tested his skill as a compounded and druggist.

Personal - Albert Johnson, a former resident of this place, now of Georgetown, Colorado, was at the Wescott House with his lady, on Wednesday of this week.

Personal - E. E. Gordon of the New London Times is married.  On the local page of his paper he says: "New London is growing'.  Four little arrivals from the other world this week, and more a coming."

Estray - Came to enclosure of subscriber, Sept 27, 1873 one White Ox, large, face and forefeet spotted brown, red ears, left ear split, brass knobs on horns, and one Brindle-Red Ox, dark small horns and right ear cut off.  Also one dark, brownish brindle cow, speckled white, line back, and bell on.  Also one white and red calf, white face.  The owner or owners are requested to prove property, pay charges and take them away.

Samuel Girard

Matteson, Wis. Oct 18, 1873


Shawano County Journal

1 Nov 1873

Died – On Sunday one week ago, the infant daughter of Mr. Fred Schweers of this village, a bright and beautiful child, breathed its last.  The bereaved family has the heartfelt sympathy of the many friends and acquaintances.


Accident – as Hiram Brace was engaged in planing and matching some flooring at Matt Miller’s mill on Wednesday last, his coat was caught by the machinery and wound rapidly around a shaft, very nearly winding hum up also.  With great coolness he braced himself so that the coat began to give way and told someone to throw off the belt.  Mr. Miller, the owner had the presence of mind to do this and everything was saved, but the coat.  This presented a sorry appearance indeed.



Shawano County Journal

8 Nov 1873


At the Catholic church on Tuesday, Oct, 18, by Father Chebul, Mr. W. C. Winzel and Miss Mary Bebelhausen, both of this village.

At Embarrass, Sunday, Nov 3rd by Justice Webster, Mr. Ed Gibbs to Miss Maria J. Lambert, and Mr. Arthur Gibbs to Miss Etta Buck, all of this village.

The happy pairs have the congratulations of friend and acquaintances.


Shawano County Journal

22 Nov 1873

A Benefit

M.H. McCord has opened his new hall to the public and will let it to all who wish or need it.  This is a benefit to the village.


Shawano County Journal

20 Dec 1873


In the town of Richmond, Dec. 11, Leslie William, son of William and Louisa McArther, aged 4 months and 8 days.

Sleep, little baby, sleep;

Not on thy mothers breast.

Henceforth shall be thy rest,

But with the quiet dead.

(Waupaca county papers please copy.)


Shawano County Journal

27 Dec 1873

Death of Capt. Barnes

It is with a feeling of great sorrow that we are forced to chronicle the death of Capt. W.W. Barnes.  Although residing in Oshkosh, he was always closely identified with the business of this place, and many men of all classes in this vicinity will sincerely mourn his decease.  Always accommodating, honorable and just in his transactions indomitable in perseverance he was an acknowledged leader among the lumbermen of Wisconsin, and we but echo a feeling which is dominant in all hearts of this community when we express regrets at his departure from our midst.


Shawano County Journal

27 Dec 1873

Died in the town of Menasha, Nov 13, 1873, Ellen, only child of Thomas and ? Lindsay, aged 5 mos and 16 days.

While Mr. and Mrs. Lindsay were on a visit to friends in the town of Menasha, their little daughter was taken with the whooping cough, and congestion of the lungs following, caused her death.  She was from Waukechon, Shawano Co., Wis.

But we know her Savior called her

To his mansion upon high;

And we know our missing daughter

Has been taken in the sky.

Soon our places will be vacant,

And on earth be known no more;

May we than in blood reunite,

Greet that loved one gone before.