Shawano in the news
12 Jan 1909, Gresham
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Kreitzer, a baby girl. She lives only a few hours and was buried Saturday.
28 Jan 1909, Hilda
Mrs. Albert Warner of Appleton Spent a few days with her mother Mrs. T. Hillker.
Mrs. Albert Warner, Mrs. Ira Hilliker and Mrs. T. Hilliker drove to Cicero last Friday to visit Mrs. Hilliker’s daughter, Mrs. H. Krull
25 Feb 1909, Slab City
Mrs. Shmelchel from Cleero was visiting her daughter, Mrs. Charley Wussow, Sunday.
25 Feb 1909
Tuesday Effie Magee was granted a divorce from Ambrose Magee. These are Gresham parties. Also a divorce to Joe and Agnes Mahkematas.
25 Feb 1909, Cecil
Mrs. Joe Ederer of Suring visited with her sister, Mrs. John Foth over Sunday.
25 Feb 1909, Zachow
Margaret Holl from Hayes visited the past week with her sister, Mrs. John Philippi.
25 Feb 1909, Cecil
Dr. and Mrs. J.F. Stein of Berlin visited her mother, Mrs. J. Kern, this week. They intend to move to Texas in the near future. They have many friends here who wish them much success in their new home.
2 Mar 1909
BORN—To Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Adams on Friday, Feb 26, a 12 ¼ pound daughter.
11 Mar 1909
Farmer Shot Dead
Edward Behlke Kills Aug. Schultz in Row at Formers Home
Early Friday morning our village was thrown into feverish excitement by a report, soon confirmed, that Edward Behlke, living about 2 miles northeast of town had in an unfortunate altercation shot and instantly killed August Schultz, a neighboring farmer, living about the same distance from the village to the southeast.
Schultz was in the village Thursday afternoon and up to a late hour Thursday night, drinking quite frequently meantime. He was seen in company with Bahlke during the afternoon, the two drinking together with the best of feelings apparently existing between them. Behlke left Schultz at the saloon, going directly home, little dreaming of trouble with Schultz later at his home.
As near as we can learn Schultz left the village with his team in the direction of his own home between one and two o’clock Friday morning. When he reached Brown’s corners, a mile or so distant from Gillett, he turned north, going direct to Behlke’s home instead of direct south to his own home, a half mile distant.
Leaving his team in the road opposite the Behlke home Schultz proceeded to the door, rapping and demanding admission. This was between 2 and 3 o’clock Friday morning. Behlke’s 13 year old daughter responded to the summons, immediately reported to her father that a man was there and wanted to see him. When Behlke appeared Schultz immediately began to abuse and question him as to mean and ugly stories he (Behlke) was circulating in the neighborhood about him (Schultz). Behlke protested his innocence at the same time retreating farther into the house, Schultz following. Here Mrs. Behlke appeared on the scene and Schultz is reported to have struck the woman knocking her down. Meantime Behlke had secured his revolver and returning ordered Schultz to leave the house or that something might happen him not looked for. Schultz absolutely refused to go, defying the man of the house. Bahlke opened the door when, at this juncture, Schultz seized hold of him, both disappearing outside. In the struggle, a fierce one according to Behlke’s version of the encounter, an opportunity offered to level his pistol and fire point blank at his adversary. The aim was true and Schultz, without a murmur fell dead at Bahlke’s feet, the bullet passing through the victim’s neck.
District Attorney Chase appeared for the state and B.M. Goldberg for the defense.
LATER: Behlke, pleading self defense, was acquitted in Justice Stuelke’s court Friday afternoon.
It appeared from the evidence that Schultz had a “bad man” reputation when under the influence of liquor, seeking trouble under the most trivial excuse. It was also brought out that in the melee at the Behlke’s home Mrs. Behlke, who was carrying a two month old baby, was knocked down in an endeavor to shield her husband from assault by the intruder. It also appears that three shots were fired by Behlke instead of one. The first shot went wild, two taking effect. Shot through the shoulder Schultz loosed his hold, Behlke escaping, running in the direction of the gate leading into the road. Here Schultz came up with Bahlke and the death struggle was on. Poking, as it were, the revolver close to Schultz’s head a life went out like the snuffing of a candle. A 38-calibre pistol ball had pierced a human brain.—Gillett Times.
Shawano County Journal
11 Mar 1909
Death of a Veteran
Henry C Weed died very suddenly at 4:00 a.m. Monday. Deceased was in his 82nd year. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having served in Co. E 2nd Wis. He came here from the Waupaca soldier’s home several years ago and has made his home with his brother, C. F. Weed, the route man. Funeral from the M.E. church at 2:00 Wednesday. Deceased was a member of the G.A.R. post at Oshkosh.
Mr. Weed was taken prisoner at the battle of Bull Run and confined in Libby prison. He was badly wounded in the arm by one of the guards, when he approached to near a window.
1 Apr 1909, Frazer
Mrs. Fred Olson spent a couple of days of this week with her daughter, Mrs. Forest Magee. Her sister, Mrs. Fosterson is visiting her at present.
15 Apr 1909, Cecil
Mrs. C. Krueger went to Mellen, Wis., Thursday for a week’s visit with her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Albrecht.
30 Apr 1909
Oestreich – Schwede Wedding
At the St. John’s Lutheran Church yesterday forenoon occurred the wedding of Miss Bertha Oestreich and Charles Schwede. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Oestreich, well known residents of the town of Fairbanks. She is a young lady of excellent qualities and is very popular among her many acquaintances. The groom resides near Mattoon, in the town of Dupont. He is well known here and is highly esteemed.
The wedding was a quiet affair, only a few friends being invited. It had been planned to have a large wedding, but on account of the death of Miss Oestreich’s grandmother which occurred a few weeks ago that plan was abandoned.
The young couple will reside on a farm in Dupont. We predict for them a prosperous and happy future.
6 May 1909, Pulaski
Mrs. F.K. Raniszewski and sister, Miss Rosa Zurowski, were in Green Bay Monday.
Thursday 6 May 1909, Eland
Mrs. Len Welch went to Appleton Saturday morning where she adopted a little boy eight months old, returning the same day.
6 May 1909, Pella
Louis Westphal and family attended the wedding of his brother, Leopold to Miss Brakob at Bear Creek last Thursday.
13 May 1909
Loses a Leg
Louis Ammerman of Mattoon had one leg and the toes of the other cut off last Monday. He is one of the train crew on the Mattoon railroad and in attempting to climb on to the moving train slipped and fell beneath the car. The one leg was so badly injured it had to be amputated. Ammerman is a young married man.
May 13 1909
A letter from Green Bay states that Carl Okrusch, who formerly lived north of this city, is very low with cancer of the stomach. He is making his home with his daughter, Mrs. Eisman, of Green Bay.
20 May 1909, Roosevelt
Mrs. Dabler and Mrs. Henry Schnuckmen, daughter of Mrs. Dabler, from St. Cloud, Fond du Lac County, is visiting here and at Tigerton.
21 May 1909
Injured by Logging Train
Monday morning while the Mattoon Ry. logging train was running south near Hanson’s crossing a small log was discovered on the rails and the train was stopped while Louis Ammerman and Pete Mitchell went ahead to remove the obstruction. The log was a small one and Ammerman shoved it clear of the track. In attempting to board the train be lost his hold and fell beneath the cars the loader and one “dinkey” passed over his right leg crushing that member and also serving the toes from his left foot. – Mattoon Times.
15 Jun 1909, Galesburg
A baby girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. Mott, Sunday last.
1 Jul 1909
Gresham Sprit: Mrs. Dillenberg of Shawano and Mrs. Peterson of Belle Plaine spent a few days visiting at the home of their brother, Gust Herzfelt.
1 Jul 1909
Miss Ethel Viola Bloomer and Daniel Bean were married June 23, at 2 p.m. at the home of Frank Mayborne in Napper. The decorations were pink and white, and bouquets of lovely roses added to the charm of the scenes in house and yard, Rev. West of Amberg officiated. A.C. Norberg was best man, and Miss Grace Hare bridesmaid. The company of guests was served with an elaborate lunch. The bridal couple left for their new home at Pickette, Winnebago County. The people of Napper extend best wishes for future happiness.
15 Jul 1909
Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Page have returned from Minneapolis, after a week’s visit with their son-in-law, Peter Nelson
20 Jul 1909
Mrs. Samuel G. Rhoades of Mountain Home, Idaho, arrived in the city Thursday evening and will visit her brother, Robt. Jackson, and sister, Mrs. G.M. Knapp, a few days. She has been visiting relatives at Oshkosh a few days.
29 Jul 1909
Mrs. D.F. Ahlwine of Kendalville, Ind., and Mrs. R.L. Stone of Alvion, are visiting their sister, Mrs. M. Berberich.
5 Aug 1909
Mrs. James Gilchrist, 66, Mrs. Augusta Topp, 77; Mrs. A. Daniels, at Clintonville.
3 Sep 1909
Skeleton is Man’s
Human Bones Unearthed in W. J. Schumacher’s Sand pit
Were Long In Ground
Buried Deep under Huge Layer of Sand, but Head has not been found
The skeleton found in W.J. Schumacher’s sandpit southwest from the city, Thursday afternoon by workers engaged in excavating and removing a stump still is object of curiosity and comment.
The bones are the ribs, chest, thighs, legs and feet, but the head is missing. The skeleton is that of a man, but whether an Indian or a white has not yet been determined.
Was Buried Deep
The skeleton was unearthed from under a heavy layer of sand and was at the foot of the stump the men were engaged in uprooting. All the bones were found in the order of a person regularly buried, but there was no personal property or any other article found by which the identity of the man might be established. Some of the smaller bones crumbled at touch and were reduced to dust.
Discovery a Surprise
Walter Hull was the one to make the discovery, but he was unconscious of the nature until a second bone had been exposed to view. Even than the men were not satisfied that the skeleton was that of a former human being and did not reach the conclusion before the larger bones had been dug up.
No action will be taken by the authorities relative to the disposition of the bones, which are now lying at the edge of a small swamp.
7 Sep 1909
Indian Princess Weds
A special from Menominee, Mich., to the daily papers on Thursday last, says:
An Indian Princess was married in Menominee Thursday morning by Justice Breen. The young lady was Katie Askisetee, daughter of Chief Keshena of the Keshena reservation. The groom’s name is Louis Cusban. The groom gave his age as 50 and the bride gave her age as 49. The bride gave her mother’s name as Noon Woman while the groom said his mother’s name was Northwest Wind. Justice Breen is a pioneer and is himself able to talk several Indian tongues. A conversation was carried on between the couple and the Justice in the Indian language.
14 Sep 1909, Galesburg
Mrs. A. Vang was called to the home of her sister, Mrs. Markeson on Sunday last, at Elm Dale, on account of her serious illness.
Thursday 14 Oct 1909
Mrs. E.W. Fowles arrived here Tuesday from Green Bay and is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Vosburg. The Fowles recently moved to the Bay from Dubuque, Iowa. Mr. Fowles is still in Dubuque, closing up his business affairs, after which he will join his wife here.
16 Sep 1909
Herman Klemtz of Richmond and Miss Alma Koeller of Belle Plaine were married Tuesday at the home of the bride’s parents, and the young couple will make their home in the town of Richmond. A large number of guests were in attendance at the wedding ceremony and attendant festivities, which included a splendid spread, to which all did ample justice. Many useful and ornamental gifts were received by the contracting parties, both of whom are well known, popular and highly respected young people of this county. A host of friends join the Journal in wishing them the fullest happiness and success.
28 Sep 1909
John Alft received word Monday morning of a little daughter being born to Mr. and Mrs. Mark Roix at Iron River, Wis. on Friday, Sept. 24. Mrs. Roix was formerly Miss Gertie Alft and is a Shawano girl, having always made her home here.
5 Oct 1909
John Grienwald of Antigo and Wilhelmina Man of Mattoon.
12 Oct 1909
Mrs. Brynion of Mills Center spent Sunday with her daughter Herman Hohn.
12 Oct 1909
Henry Nahring of Dale, Waupaca Co. and Marie Stuber of Grant.
26 Oct 1909
Miss Martha Prust of Appleton is visiting her sister, Mrs. Herman Bock.
14 Dec 1909
Mr. F.F. Wirth handed us an extra edition of The Hankinson News, published at Hankinson, N.D. and which gave an account of a $50.000 fire in that village. Among the losers was the Wipperman Mercantile Co. who owned the building where the fire started. Their loss was $6,500, insurance, and $4,500. Mr. Wipperman is a brother of our hardware man, A. Wipperman and Mrs. L. Rollman of this city. E.F. Wirth, son of F.F. Wirth of this city is the insurance business in Hankinson. And the companies he represented carried considerable insurance on the building destroyed.