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The Mansfield News -- April, 1894

     

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01 April 1894, Vol. X, No. 26

THIS IS THE MONTH, During Which The Bridal Couples of April 1869, Can Celebrate Silver Weddings - - Twenty-five yeas ago this month wedding bells rang out for the following couples in Richland County, some of whom are yet living and will celebrate the silver anniversary on the dates to the left of their names here published:

3 - Patrick Herlihy and Ellen Sullivan*
6 - Jesse Messenger and Mehetible Keith;  James Ritchey and Kate Bell;  George E. Brewer and Carrie E. Brewer.
8 - John F. Lash and Catharine C. Collins.
12 - John P. Dickinson and Louisa Hardwick*
13 - Joseph Frey and Susanna Barr;  David Hinkle and Sue Foltz.
14 - Philip Henn and Catherine E. Stetles.
15 - A. Harter and Emma Rummel;  Clark Walrath and Mary Hawk;  William McCormick and Mary M. Irwin.
16 - Charles Hammer and Barbara Heidinger *
19 - Richard Patton and Annie Smith.
21 - John J. White and J. Jenette McCullough.
22 - George L. Row and Almira Zigler;  C.H. Williams and Matilda Kizer.
23 - W.F. Guiselman and Hannah J. Swonger.
24 - Philip L_ever and Christena Loever. *
25 - Joseph Sifferle and Mary Keller.
28 - Peter Schnug and Henrietta Licht.
29 - Thomas Milner and E.A. Downs.

* Licenses issued and no return made of marriage.

Charles Boals, who for three-fourths of a century lived in Richland County, and for two years past has made his home in Findlay, died at 6 p.m. Friday, March 30, lacking a few months of attaining his 80th. year.  He never had any serious sickness until a few days before his death when he had a paralytic stroke.  The life and character of the deceased need no words of eulogy.  Interment in the family burial plat at Ontario, Tuesday, April 3, at 1 p.m.

Minute Docket:  The will of J.T. Garrison, deceased, was probated.  Hannah R. Garrison and A.H. Damback were appointed executors without bond.

Word was received here Saturday afternoon of the death of Philip Eichhorn at his residence one and one-half miles south of Crestline.  The deceased was a prominent and wealthy farmer and has a number of relatives in this city.  Funeral from the German Reformed church in Crestline, Monday, April 2, at 11 o'clock a.m.

02 April 1894, Vol. X, No. 27

W.L. Miner received a telegram this morning from R.H. McMann announcing the death of Hubbard C. Hickox, son of Mr. & Mrs. W.S. Hickox at their home in Denver, Col.

Leonora Mace, of Shiloh, has begun divorce proceedings against John Mace, whom she married Aug. 9, 1884.  She avers that Mace deserted her eight years ago and that she does not know his present whereabouts.  She asks for a divorce on grounds of willful absence and custody of their daughter now nine years old.

DIED -- CHRONISTER -- April 1, Bessie, wife of Albert Chronister, aged 32 years, after 18 months illness with cancer of the stomach.  Funeral form the residence, 294 Wayne Street, Tuesday, April 3, at 2 p.m.

DIED -- UHLICH -- April 1, the two-years-old daughter of Hudson Uhlich and wife, of No. 324 West Fourth Street.  Funeral Tuesday, April 3, at 2 o'clock p.m.

03 April 1894, Vol. X, No. 28

LEXINGTON.  Mrs. Samuel Dise received intelligence recently of the death of her sister, Mrs. Sheffler, in Brooklyn, N.Y.

LEXINGTON.  The venerable Mrs. Barnett died March 28 at her home west of Lexington, and her obsequies occurred Friday.  Her maiden name was Cook and she was born in May, 1819.  She was married about 50 years ago to Abram Barnett, who made his advent in Lexington in the year 1831.  He is very decrepit.

LEXINGTON.  William Riggle, who died in Denver, Col., and whose obsequies occurred last week at Bellville, was formerly a clerk in Maxwell's store here.

Marriage Licenses:  Lester Bartlett & Della Herring.

Minute Docket:   Application was made to probate the will of Rudolph Miller, deceased.  Hearing April 5.

04 April 1894, Vol. X, No. 29

BUTLER.  Mrs. Rachel Hughes, a resident of Newville for over _0 years, died last week at the advanced age of 76 years.  Burial occurred Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the family residence in Newville.

BELLVILLE.  Emma Johns' child was interred in the Bellville Cemetery April 2, aged three years.

Marriage Licenses:  Rolla I. Champion & Nina White.

Minute Docket:  John Remy, of Butler, was appointed guardian of Frank Spohn, aged 15, son of Jacob Spohn, deceased;  John Kunkel, of Butler, was appointed guardian of Zora Spohn, aged 10 years, daughter of Jacob J. Spohn, deceased, bond $600.

05 April 1894, Vol. X, No. 30

LUCAS.  A young son arrived at the home of William Harris Sunday morning.

WINDSOR.  Another family made happy.  Arrived at the home last Friday a son -- Jacob Bash.

PAVONIA.  For the third time within a few months has death invaded the family of William Robinson.  Last Thursday a dispatch arrived from Hancock County announcing the death of the only son of James Robinson.  Miss Kate was soon on her way for brother's home to condole with him in his sorrow.

The domestic difficulties that have existed between Mr. & Mrs. G.G. Bennett almost from the date of their marriage at LaGrange, Ind., Jan. 23, 1890, have at last resulted in an application for divorce on the part of Mrs. Bennett, which was filed in common pleas court today.  Mr. Bennett is the inventor of the hammock chair which he came to this city about two years ago to manufacture.  He has also done considerable dealing in real estate during the past year.  In her petition for divorce, Mrs. Bennett charges extreme cruelty, particularly on two occasions, Dec. 20, 1892, and April 1, 1894, when she alleges Mr. Bennett struck and choked her and called her vile names.  Plaintiff further avers that she owns the household effects in their residence, lots 5069, 5063 and other property she is unable to describe because the deeds are not in her possession or on record, and that the defendant is about to convert the same to his own use.  She asks the court to enjoin him from so doing, to grant her a decree of divorce, reasonable alimony and the custody of their son, who is about 2 years old.

Mrs. Kate Cook, of Sturges Avenue, received word of the death of her brother's wife at West Salem, and will go there to attend her funeral Friday.

In 'Squire Smith's court the bastardy case brought by Huldah Day vs. William Baker was heard.  Baker was bound over to common pleas court in the sum of $500.  He gave bail.  The criminal charge of rape was withdrawn by the prosecuting witness. 

MARRIED -- KNEELAND-STRUNCK -- April 5, at the parsonage by the Rev. Dr. H.L. Wiles, Jesse Kneeland and Clara Strunck.

06 April 1894, Vol. X, No. 31

Marriage Licenses:  Anthony D. Daily & Mary A. Webel.

DIED -- RAUDABAUGH -- April 5, at the family residence No. 242 North Diamond Street, Mrs. William Raudabaugh, aged 53 years, of paralysis.  Interment at Tiro Saturday, April 7.

DIED -- McCAFFERTY -- April 6, at his residence No. 59 High Street, John McCafferty, aged about 60 years, of Bright's disease.

07 April 1894, Vol. X, No. 32

In common pleas court this morning the divorce case of Albert W. Elston, a baker, who has resided in this city several months, against Anna Elton, whom he married at Berlin, Wis., April 22, 1889.  Her former name was Anna Schumikowski and he deserted her in 1890 on account of her lewd conduct with other men on which ground he was granted a divorce. 

James F. Thomas has petitioned the courts for a divorce from Ada A. Thomas whom he married in this city Sept. 16, 1892.  He accuses her of improper relations with Frank Nell, Buck Seiberts and divers others, and indecent conduct with men in general;  also that she was cross, crabbed, faultfinding and quarrelsome with plaintiff and slovenly in her household duties.

The remains of Mrs. William Raudabaugh were taken to Tiro this afternoon for interment.

John Prame, aged 24, only child of Frank J. Prame, of Shiloh, was buried Friday.  The young man was a student at Wittenberg, possessed of strong intellectual qualifications and was universally esteemed.  The funeral was conducted at the Lutheran church in Shiloh by Dr. Miller.

DIED -- BALLIETT -- April 6, the 2-year old child of Calvin Balliett and wife, at the family residence, 3 miles east of the city.  Funeral Sunday April 8, at 2 o'clock p.m.

The funeral of the late John McCafferty will take place from St. Peters Catholic church Monday at 9 a.m.

08 April 1894, Vol. X, No. 33

Marriage Licenses:  George Hoover & Almira Tucker.

BORN -- MARKS -- April 7, to Mr. & Mrs. Charles Marks, of North Main Street, a son.

09 April 1894, Vol. X, No. 34

DIED -- MIX -- April 8, T.E. Mix, at his residence, No. 141 East First Street, of consumption, aged 46 years.  Interment at Butler, Tuesday, April 18.

DIED -- McMAHON -- April 9, Miss Mary A. McMahon, at the family residence, No. 43 Miller Street, aged 34 years.  Funeral from St. Peter's Catholic church, Wednesday at 9 o'clock a.m.

10 April 1894, Vol. X, No. 35

Minute Docket:  Application was made to probate the will of Elizabeth M. Seymour, deceased.  Hearing April 12;  Application was made to probate the will of Charles Miller, deceased, hearing May 1.

11 April 1894, Vol. X, No. 36

Minute Docket:  The will of Rudolph Miller, deceased, was probated.  Margaret Miller was appointed executrix.

BORN -- MITZ -- April 10, to Adam Mitz and wife, of Ritter Street, a daughter.

DIED -- DRAKE -- Wednesday morning, April 11, at her home 13 East Second Street, Mrs. Angeline Drake, wife of Phineas Drake, aged 57 years.  Private funeral services at the residence, Friday, April 13, at 3 p.m.

DIED -- EGGERDINGER -- Tuesday night, April 10, at the home of Adam Haag, 241 West Third Street, Anthony B. Eggerdinger, aged 44 years.  Funeral Friday, April 13, at 1:30 p.m.

12 April 1894, Vol. X, No. 37

Marriage Licenses -- James Sowash & Alice Burns;  John C. Carroll & Myrtle E. DeWitt.

Miss Alice Burns and James Sowash were united in marriage at the residence of James Cummings, corner of North Bowman and Harker streets, at 7 o'clock last evening by the Rev. Dr. H.L. Wiles.  Only the immediate relatives of the contracting parties were present and witnessed the ceremony.  Mr. & Mrs. Sowash will go to housekeeping at once in rooms as the corner of North Diamond and Johns streets which they had already prepared.

13 April 1894, Vol. X, No. 38

MARRIED -- CARROLL-DEWITT -- April 11, by the Rev. G.M. Kemp, at his residence, 21 Rowland Avenue, John C. Carroll and Miss Myrtle E. DeWitt.

BORN -- PARKER -- April 13, to Mary Parker, of Sycamore street, a daughter.

DIED -- JOHNSON -- April 12, Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson, widow of Benjamin Johnson, at the family residence, No. 344 West Bloom Street, of dropsy.

Irene Walters was married [to] Frank Walters June 18, 1877, was granted a divorce yesterday on grounds of willful absence.  She was also granted custody of their five children.

Marriage Licenses -- Jefferson Froutz & Alberta Riblet;  William S. Hart & Jennie W. Duffner.

Minute Docket:  The will of Elizabeth Seymour, deceased, was probated;  The will of Rebecca Slosser, deceased, was probated.  Peter Dillon, of Spring Mills was appointed executor, Bond $2,100.

14 April 1894, Vol. X, No. 39

Mr. & Mrs. W.B. Winterstein were called to Fostoria today by a telegram announcing the death of Mrs. Winterstein's sister, Mrs. Addie McLaughlin.

Funeral services will be held for the late Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning at the residence on West Bloom Street, and the remains will be taken to Hayesville for interment.

15 April 1894, Vol. X, No. 40

Uriah Kaiser, aged 70 years, died at his home, No. 214 North Main Street, Saturday afternoon, of dropsy.  Mr. Kaiser was an old citizen, having resided here more than 40 years.  The deceased was born in Canton Peffingen, Switzerland, Feb. 22, 1824, and came to New York in 1844.  Subsequently he returned to his native land, out again came to America in 1848, settling in Pittsburg, where he was married the same year to Miss Anna Marie Monk.  Mr. & Mrs. Kaiser removed to this city and Mrs. Kaiser died in 1876.  In Feb. 1878, Mr. Kaiser was married a second time to Miss Margaret Keirschener.  Eight children were the fruit of Mr. Kaiser's married life, five of whom survive and are residents of this city.  Funeral from St. Peter's Catholic church at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 17.

Marriage Licenses:  Harry Poisel & Anna Bistline;  Elmer M. Kirkpatrick & Mertie I. McCuen;  George Ellan & Kitty May;  A.L. Adams & Laura Sheppard;  Frank Shultz & Eliza Picking.

MANSFIELD YEARS AGO, Talk With E. McFall, One Of The Old Citizens.  "What do you want to publish my age for? asked Ephraim McFall when asked by a NEWS reporter for an autobiographical sketch.  "I guess I inherited it from my father -- you never could catch him at anything of the kind when there would be a crowd telling their ages.  Well, I'll tell you, I was born at the corner of Main and Third streets, in an old log cabin, a genuine old cabin, one story high with a chimney of sticks and mud on the outside."  The cabin was one of the early settler's cabins and it was built by Rowley Weldon who dug the first well in the town.  Robert Cairns was born in the same cabin.  His father bought the lot of Weldon and after he lived there several years he sold it to Mordecai Bartley, who was once governor of Ohio.  My father bought the lot of Bartley, soon after he got married, and began housekeeping there.  That was along about 1824.  Father tore away the cabin and put up that brick building that stands on the corner now.  He kept store in the lower rooms and lived in a small brick house he built just back of it and in the rooms above the store.  Father was an Andrew Jackson elector in 1832 and he was appointed postmaster at once.  He kept the post office in that room, in connection with his store for 12 years.  I was a boy then, going to school and working in the store.  I went to school to Andrew Barr in an old frame building on East Fourth street.  It was the only school building at that time, and was afterwards a soap factory.  Yes sir, that was the original school building in this city.  Mr. Thomas has built a flat there.  Barr used to keep four or five dried beach rods laid up on a nail and he used them, too, on some of the boys but I got along with him all right and we were always good friends.  He taught school a number of years and then moved out on the farm.  The boys who got thrashed usually got just as much more at home.  There was no discharging the teacher in those days for whipping the boys.  Well, we learned to read and write and spell and the highest branch was English grammar.  When I grew up, some of the parents employed a man named Thompson, who came from Washington County, Pa., to teach a select school at the corner of Fourth and Mulberry where Capt. Taylor resides.  I went to school there.  Thompson taught the higher branches.  We had a great big globe and some chemical apparatus and quite a number finished their education there.  Many came in from the country about, and it got to be quite a school.  We didn't have a board of 20 directors then.  There were only about that many families interested in it and it finally grew into the high school, when other school buildings were put up.  "I lived with my father till I was 30 years old.  Then I married Catherine Thomas, Kate we called her.  Her folks came from Mt. Vernon here, but were originally from Maryland.  They kept a restaurant in the opposite corner.  That was headquarters for the boys to gather in of an evening.  We had no opera house then and that was our place to enjoy our evenings.  We didn't have any electric light or gas light nor any police to watch us -- didn't need any.  After I married I bought the Uriah Jamison property on West Fourth street, now owned by Margaret Gates, and lived there seven years.  Then father wanted me to live down at the corner and look after the store and I lived there till he died.  Then I bought my present home, in 1869.  I never lived anywhere except these three places and I never was away from Mansfield six weeks at one time.  "Up to 1848 I was in business with my father.  He kept a general store and as he wanted to quit business I disposed of his stock and started a wholesale grocery and liquor store in the corner room.  It was different from the wholesale groceries of today.  Men hauled the goods in wagons.  We didn't have railroads.  I staid in the corner till the room got too small and then built the brick building just west of the corner building.  I was there 16 years and did business in the names of E. McFall & Co.  Father was the "Co."  When the war broke out and things got all mixed up, I sold out to John B. Netscher and have never been in active business since except in the coal trade awhile.  "I was one of the original firemen and ran with the machine for 16 years.  The village progressed and got larger and we had some fires and the best we had was a bucket brigade.  Our first engine was the "Avenger".  It turned with a crank like a grindstone and we had to have a bucket brigade to keep it full.  The city bought it, but it was no good.  It wouldn't throw a stream over 15 feet.  We didn't have an organized company, just volunteers.  It ran along like that until we found that it wasn't good enough so we had a citizens' meeting in the old court house in the square.  P.P. Hull was the mayor then and he was one of the boys, used to be with us every night down at our headquarters.  Well, we sent Hull to Cincinnati to look after an engine.  They wined him and dined him just like they do nowadays and he bought a four-wheel rig that looked like a band wagon when it got here.  It was one of those old machines where men sat in a row and pulled a lever.  We called it the row boat.  We organized a good company after that but we were stuck on the engine for it didn't amount to much.  We got stuck in those days just as they do now, sometimes.  Finally a lot of us got together and got up an independent company.  We bought an engine which we called the Torrent and that was the first starting of a fire department.  Then the mechanics organized a company which they called the deluge to down the clerks, we were most all clerks.  Well, we did like they did in the cities, get together sometimes, we would read about firemen doing that in the cities and we thought we had to do so too, I suppose.  I remember one time there was a story and a half house over on Water street that caught fire.  Whenever there was a cry of fire the two companies had a race to see which would get out first.  Our engine house was on the back part of the lot where the old Lutheran church stands.  We got out our engine and started for the fire.  The Deluge was right after us and over by the Presbyterian church the Deluge company tried to scoot through the alley to get ahead of us.  It was nip-and-tuck and somebody tripped somebody else and we let go of the ropes.  The tongue turned around and the engine shot off to one side.  some got hold of brickbats and others got clubs and there while the house was burning down we were up on the hill fighting.  But we had two good fire companies and got along first rate after all.  "Yes I know a good bit about Mansfield, I've seen every turn of the buildings and streets.  The town as grown up right before me and I'm growing old with it.  Somehow I can't get around to it to acknowledge that I'm getting old.  I don't feel so very old either, not as old as I felt 20 years ago.  But my health is good now, better than it was then.  I haven't taken any medicine in 15 years."

MARRIED -- SHULTZ-PICKING -- April 14, at the parsonage, by the Rev. H.L. Wiles, Frank Shultz and Eliza Picking, both of Spring Mills.

MARRIED -- ADAMS-SHEPPARD -- April 14, at the parsonage, by the Rev. H.L. Wiles, Albert L. Adams, of Mansfield, and Laura Sheppard, of Lexington.

16 April 1894, Vol. X, No. 41

BORN -- WEBB -- April 14, to Mr. & Mrs. Walter Webb, of Park Avenue East, a daughter.

17 April 1894, Vol. X, No. 42

At a ripe age, Mrs. Permelia Reed, after a week's illness, passed away at 5 o'clock Monday afternoon, April 16.  Funeral from her late home, 70 East Fourth Street, Thursday, April 19, at 2 p.m.  Permelia Daniels Reed was one of the pioneer women of the county.  Born in Uniontown, Pa., in 1809, she came to this city in 1824 in which year she was married to Jarman J. Reed, who came to Mansfield when there were but three other white men here and when three log cabins constituted the village.  His demise occurred a number of years ago, since which time Mrs. Reed made her home with her children.  She was the mother of 15 children, of whom four daughters and one son survive.  Though of advanced years, Mrs. Reed retained remarkable physical and mental strength up until within a few days of her death.  Last week she was taken with what seemed a partial stroke of paralysis, but death came peacefully as to those whose sands of life had run out and nearly 15 years past the allotted age of three score years and ten, the venerable mother passed away.

BORN -- THOMAS -- April 16, to Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Thomas, of South Main Street, a son.

The funeral of the late Uriah Kaiser took place from St. Peter's Catholic church at 9 o'clock this morning.  A large number of friends of the deceased attended the obsequies.

Marriage Licenses:  Charlie Pittenger & Ella Smith;  Martin Deems & Wilda Logan.

18 April 1894, Vol. X, No. 43

BUTLER.  Elmer Kirkpatrick and Miss Mertie McCuen, young people of near Mt. Carmel, were married Sunday.

Arminta Kaylor, who married Jacob Kaylor, Dec. 9, 1866 has petitioned for divorce on grounds of willful absence for more than three years.  Plaintiff says she does not know where defendant "is at".  There are four children, three of them over age.

Marriage Licenses:  B. Lorenzo Swarts & Viola Mowry;  William Bushnell & Katherine LeClere Lewis;  T.F. Newlon & Margaret Moorhead.

19 April 1894, Vol. X, No. 44

Marriage Licenses:  John Smith & Rachel Tooker.

Minute Docket:  Application was made to probate the will of Uriah Kaiser, deceased;  The will of Isaac H. Miller, deceased, was probated.

The marriage of Dr. William Bushnell and Miss Katharine Lewis was solemnized at 7 o'clock last evening by the Rev. Dr. D.J. Meese in the presence of about 200 invited friends who were assembled at the First Presbyterian church to witness the ceremony.  It was a pretty wedding and further distinguished as being the first nuptial ceremony in the new church.  The ushers were W.G. Rebuck, Charles H. Keating, E.J. Gilbert and W. McE. Weldon, who headed the bridal procession, which approached the altar by the south aisle.  Mrs. H.P. Sewell played "Hail to the Bride" from the bridal chorus of "Lohengrin".  Following the ushers were the bridesmaid and groomsman, Miss Elverda and Fred Bushnell, sister and brother of the groomsman [sic.];  then the maid of honor, Miss Gertrude Simpson, and then the bride, escorted by her father Pinckney Lewis, who gave her away at the altar, the groom accompanied by his best man, Roeliff Brinkerhoff, Jr., having approached the altar from the pastor's study.  The nuptial vows were sealed with a ring and the bridal party departed from the altar by the north aisle.

MARRIED -- NEWLON-MOORHEAD -- Thursday, April 19, by Rev. Dr. D.J. Meese, at the parsonage, T.F. Newlon, a brother of ex-Mayor Newlon, and Margaret Moorhead, who resides south of the city.  Mr. & Mrs. Newlon went to Crestline to visit friends.

BORN -- MELVIN -- April 18, to Mr. and Mrs. E. Melvin, of Mendota Street, a son.

20 April 1894, Vol. X, No. 45

MARRIED -- SMITH-TOOKER -- April 19, John Smith and Miss Rachel Tooker, by the Rev. George A. Lee.

BORN -- BLOOR -- April 18, to Mr. & Mrs. Frank Bloor, of Park Avenue East, a son.

DIED -- MELVIN -- April 20, the infant child of Mr. & Mrs. E.S. Melvin, at the family residence, 85 Mendota Street.  Funeral Sunday, April 21, at 10 o'clock a.m.

21 April 1894, Vol. X, No. 46

MARRIED -- HILL-HEBLER -- April 19, by the Rev. Dr. H.L. Wiles, William Hill and Mary Hebler.  The couple went to housekeeping immediately on Miller Street.

22 April 1894, Vol. X, No. 47

Marriage Licenses:  William Hill & Mary Hebler;  W.A. Matticks & Carrie L. DeVoe.

Minute Docket:  Application was made to probate the will of Valentine Smaltz, deceased.  Hearing April 30.

ANOTHER OLD CITIZEN TALKS.  Everybody knows John Rickets, the veteran gunsmith, and this is the modest autobiography he gave a NEWS reporter in response to a request:  " I was born Jan. 4, 1817 in Franklin County about seven miles from Columbus, on what we used to call Elm Creek.  People then, that is about four-fifths of them, lived in log cabins.  Columbus was not a very big place then, about three or four thousand.  We lived on a farm until I was 13 years old and then my folks moved to Columbus.  I went to learn the trade of a gunsmith with Samuel Thompson and after an apprenticeship of four years, went to Lancaster and worked for George W. Classpil for the best part of a year.  The next thing I did was to start out afoot.  I walked to Chillicothe, then went across to Xenia, from there to Springfield and back home to Columbus.  Didn't get work anywhere.  I came to Mansfield in 1835, footed it all the way and all I had was $10, the suit of clothes I wore and an extra shirt.  I didn't know anybody nor did anybody know me.  I got work with John M. Holmes who kept a shop in a little one story building on North Main Street, about where Sorg's jewelry store is.  He left here in about a year and I went to work for Henry Maize who had a shop at the northwest corner of Main and Bloom streets.  A good many people will remember him.  After I worked for him three or four years I started up for myself and had my little shop about where my shop was of late years.  Next I moved over to the lot north of the Masonic Temple and from there I went over on East Fourth Street about half way between Main and Diamond, way bought a lot and had my shop there several years, then traded for a property on North Main next to the Straub lot, which I afterwards sold and then I bought my present property on North Main.  Hugh McCalif once lived there but the house has burned down.  McCalif died and I bought the property of his widow.  That must have been about 32 years ago.  I had my shop there and worked at my trade ever since until recently.  I sold out to Gibbons four years ago and quit.  When he was elected county commissioner he concluded to quit so I took the shop back again.  But my old legs couldn't stand it, so I sold out again and now I intend to stay quit.  I was a member of the first fire company which McFall told you about last Sunday and I was also a member of the Mansfield artillery company.  Joseph Newman was its first captain, Joseph N. Snyder was first lieutenant and John Meredith second lieutenant.  There were 100 in the company and we mustered for seven years.  That was fifty-odd years ago.  We never had any actual service more than to be called out about twice a year for drill and on holidays, especially the Fourth of July.  We were always out on the Fourth for dress parade.  Yes I'm better off than when I came here.  I still own that lot on North Main Street and the property where I live, on West Fourth Street."

23 April 1894, Vol. X, No. 48

Twins were born to Mr. & Mrs. William T. Geltz Sunday night, but the infants died soon after birth.  Mrs. Geltz is seriously ill, put prospects for her recovery are encouraging.

Walter Porter, a lad of 15 years old, who was indentured to Willard Wharton, of Olivesburg, about a year ago by the trustees of the Children's Home of Wayne County, ran away from Wharton this morning and came to Mansfield.  He was taken to the Children's home and the trustees of the Wooster home were notified by Superintendent Mowry.  The boy says he left Wharton on account of bad treatment.

BORN -- MASLINE -- April 22, to Michael Masline and wife, of East Bloom Street, a son.

BORN -- BECKER -- April 21, to George Becker and wife. of Glessner avenue, a daughter.

24 April 1894, Vol. X, No. 49

LEXINGTON.  Laura Shephard, was married to Elmer Adams, of Bellville, recently, the Rev. Dr. Wiles, of Mansfield, officiating at the parsonage.

Dr. W.L. Holbrook, a dentist at Wellington, and Miss Minnie Dollinger, of that city, came to Mansfield last evening, procured a marriage license and were married by the Rev. Duston Kemble, at the parsonage.  Mr. & Mrs. Holbrook returned home today.

Marriage Licenses:  Wilson L. Holbrook & Minnie Dollinger.

Minute Docket:  The will of Urias Kaiser, deceased, was probated.  H.W. Kaiser and John P. Shill, executors.

BORN -- KEFFER -- April 24, to Mr. & Mrs. J.L. Keffer, of West Bloom Street, a son.

25 April 1894, Vol. X, No. 50

WASHINGTON.  Born -- April 21, to J.W. Taylor and wife, a daughter.

WASHINGTON.  The funeral of Mrs. Daniel Scrafield took place at Caesarea last Sunday.  The deceased was born in England, July 8, 1822, and died April 19, 1894.  She was married to Daniel Scrafield Oct. 25, 1843;  12 children were born to them, four of them having preceded the mother to the unknown land.  She united with the Christian church 38 years ago and has been a consistent member until her death.  The funeral sermon was based on John 11.  <<scripture omitted>>

George McFarland, one of the well known and most estimable pioneer citizens of Richland county, died Tuesday evening April 24, at his home in Washington Township.  He wsa born in Frederick county, Md., Oct. 29, 1805.  He came to this county on horseback in 1827 and spent the summer.  In the fall he rode the same horse home and made his return trip the next spring with the same horse and resided in this county ever since.  He married Mary Schlosser May 9, 1851, who came with her parents from Frederick County, Md., about 1826.  Their married life extending over a period of nearly 63 years, was a remarkably happy one and at the advanced age of 82 years she survives him with 10 of their 11 children, namely -- Samuel, Andrew, Robert C., John W., Mark F., of Center City, Ill.;  George G., David K., of Des Moines, Iowa;  Mrs. Samuel Mentzer, Mrs. George Wilson and Mrs. Ezra Davis.  Funeral from the residence, Thursday, April 26, at 1:30 p.m.  Services at the Washington church.

Marriage Licenses:  Robert S. Carver & Mary A. Ackerman;  Adolf Pulvermiller & Emma Heinikowski;  Marion A. Hammett & Alice M. Calver.

26 April 1894, Vol. X, No. 51

Solomon McMillen, an aged citizen of Weller township, died Wednesday, April 25.  funeral at Shenandoah, Friday, April 27.

BORN -- FRISCH -- April 24, to Mr. & Mrs. Emil Frisch, of Cedar Street, a son.

27 April 1894, Vol. X, No. 52

Minute Docket:  Jacob Maglott, of Bellville, was appointed administrator of the estate of Mary Maglott, deceased.  Bond $450.

BORN -- HAGERMAN -- April 26, to Mr. & Mrs. W.G .Hagerman, who reside north of the city, a daughter.

28 April 1894, Vol. X, No. 53

CARVER-ACKERMAN.  Among the pleasant social events of the week was the marriage, Wednesday evening, of Miss Mary, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Ackerman, of East First Street, and Robert Carver.  The ceremony was performed at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev. Dr. H.L. Wiles in the presence of 100 guests.  At 8 o'clock while the wedding march was played by Miss Effie Coffer, the bridal party took their places, the bride attired in white silk and lace with yellow roses, and the bridesmaid, Miss Katie Hartman, of Crestline, in blue cashmere with white roses.  Miss Ella Ackerman, sister of the bride, and Miss Allie Welty, as flower girls, were dressed in blue silk and carried pink roses and smilax.  The groom was attended by Otto Feiring, of Crestline.  After the ceremony and the congratulations to the newly married couple, a sumptuous wedding feast was served and the remainder of the evening was spent in a social manner.  The happy couple were the recipients of many beautiful presents among which were a bed room suite for the bride and a gold watch and chain for the groom from the bride's father.  Mr. & Mrs. Carver will begin house-keeping on North Main Street attended by the good wishes of a host of friends.

MARRIED -- HAMMETT-CALVER -- April 25, by the Rev. Dr. H.L. Wiles, Marion A. Hammett and Alice M. Calver.

29 April 1894, Vol. X, No. 54

Marriage Licenses:  Fredrick Isley & Sarah Knutchel.

30 April 1894, Vol. X, No. 55

Probate Court:  In probate court application has been made for an inquest of lunacy upon William Frank, an inmate of the county infirmary.  Hearing Saturday morning;  An application was made to admit Margaret Larimore, of Wood street, to the epileptic hospital at Gallipolis, hearing Wednesday morning;  A hearing was had upon an application to admit Minnie B. Runyan, of Bowman Street, to the epileptic hospital, and the application was granted.


Amy E. Armstrong, Sunday, September 09, 2007


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