Monday, May 28, 2007

Roll of Honor - Civil War

The Civil War Monument is located on the north side of the courthouse in Columbia City, Indiana. It was erected in 1896. A soldier's name was included by subscription so it only lists those who paid.
Whitley County had a 19% death rate during the Civil War. Of the over 1100 who served, at least 210 gave up their lives, and of those 65% died from illness and disease. Pages 95-97 of the 1882 History of Whitley County by Goodspeed and Blanchard provides a list of 129 men from Whitley County who died in the Civil War. Research by Jeanette Brown and myself has added 81 more names to the “Roll of Honor” for Whitley County.

  • William Abbott ~ 129th ~ died at Chattanooga Jul 20, 1864
  • Washington Acker ~ 100th ~ died at Memphis Nov 1, 1863
  • Andrew Arnold ~ 129th ~ died at Chattanooga Jun 25, 1864
  • Charles Backhaus ~ 5th Batt ~ died at Murfreesboro, Tenn. Jul 12, 1863
  • Luman A. Baker ~ 5th Batt ~ died at Lisbon, Ind. Jul 23, 1862
  • Samuel Baker ~ 44th ~ killed by railroad cars Jan 30, 1865
  • Warren Banta ~ 44th ~ killed at Shiloh Apr 6, 1862
  • James Barber ~ 74th ~ died of wounds at Ackworth, Ga. Jun 19, 1864
  • Reuben Barnes ~ 88th ~ died of wounds at Murfreesboro, Tenn. Jan 3, 1863
  • John Batz ~ 152nd ~ died at Indianapolis Mar 24, 1865
  • Harvey/Henry Beard ~ 30th ~ died May 1, 1863
  • Emery Bennet ~ 74th ~ died at Gallatin, Tenn. Dec 2, 1862
  • John Bennet ~ 100th ~ died at Camp Sherman, Miss. Aug 1, 1863
  • Nicholas Besack ~ 17th ~ killed at Noonday Creek, Ga. Jun 20, 1864
  • Henry R. Bishop ~ 74th ~ died at Gallatin, Tenn., 1863
  • Robert Blain ~ 88th ~ died at Mitchellsville, Tenn. Nov 10, 1862
  • Ansel Bloomer ~ 129th ~ died at Murfreesboro May 2, 1864
  • Alonzo K. Bodle ~ 5th Batt ~ died Apr 8, 1863
  • James C. Bodley ~ 88th ~ Major, killed at home May 19, 1863
  • William Boyd ~ 88th ~ died at Nashville Jul 9, 1863
  • Henry Brenneman ~ 44th ~ wounded at Shiloh, died May 12, 1862
  • Edwin A. Briggs ~ 88th ~ died at Louisville, Ky. Nov 27, 1862
  • Charles T. Brown ~ 30th ~ died Feb 9, 1865
  • John C. Brown ~ 74th ~ killed at Chickamauga Sep 19, 1863
  • Smith Brown ~ 5th Batt ~ died at Murfreesboro, Tenn. Apr 13, 1862
  • Henry Brubaker ~ 139th ~ died Mar 26, 1865
  • Jacob Bryer ~ 88th ~ died of wounds at Murfreesboro Jan 3, 1863
  • Nelson Bugbee ~ 100th ~ died at Scottsboro, Ala. Jan 12, 1864
  • Christopher Burnsworth ~ 129th ~ died at Chattanooga Oct 1, 1864
  • Milton L. Campbell ~ 75th ~ died of typhoid at Bowling Green Ky. Oct 1862
  • Joseph Carnes ~ 44th ~ died Feb 4, 1862
  • James Carpenter ~ 44th ~ missing in action at Chickamauga Sep 19, 1863
  • Solomon Carpenter ~ 44th ~ died Mar 15, 1862
  • Archibald Carter ~ 88th ~ captured at Chickamauga Sep 20, 1863
  • John E. Cassel ~ 74th ~ died at Nashville Oct 3, 1863
  • Solomon Cassel ~ 5th Batt ~ died at Murfreesboro, Tenn. Mar 29 1862
  • Samuel Cole ~ 100th ~ died Jan 1, 1864
  • William Collier ~ 12th ~ died in Richmond, Ky. in 1862
  • John M. Collins ~ 44th ~ missing in action at Chickamauga Sep 19, 1863
  • John Cooper ~ 129th ~ died at Altoona, Ga. Jun 9, 1864
  • Hiram Crowell ~ 93rd Ohio ~ died Nov 16, 1863
  • Henry Croy ~ 44th ~ died in service Februrary 19, 1862
  • William Croy ~ 88th ~ died at Louisville, Ky. Nov 13, 1862
  • George Cummins ~ 74th ~ died at Danville, Ky. Nov 7, 1862
  • William H. Cuppy ~ 44th ~ Capt., died of wounds at Fort Donelson Jul 15, 1862
  • Jesse A. Denny ~ 129th ~ died at Nashville Aug 29, 1864
  • Joseph DePoy ~ 12th ~ died at home in Whitley County Jan 18, 1865
  • William H. DePoy ~ 16th Batt ~ died at Fort Washington, Md. Feb 6, 1864
  • William Deveney/Denevy ~ 129th ~ died in the field Jun 1864
  • David R.P. Donley ~ 5th Batt ~ accident in Huntsville, Al. died Jun 15 1862
  • Stephen Donley ~ 74th ~ died at Gallatin, Tenn. Dec 11, 1862
  • John Eberhart ~ 5th Batt ~ died at LaPorte, In. Jun 1, 1862
  • Frederick Ehrich ~ 5th Batt ~ killed at Perryville, Ky. Oct 8, 1862
  • George W. Elder ~ 17th ~ died at Huntsville, Ala. Feb 2, 1865
  • John J English ~ 5th Bat ~ wounded in Battle at Stone River, died Dec 31, 1862
  • Jacob Essinger ~ 142nd ~ died Nov 1, 1865
  • William Farris ~ 17th ~ died Nov 11, 1864
  • Elam Fletcher ~ 79th Ohio ~ died in Indianapolis Jun 1, 1865
  • George Forrest ~ 88th ~ died at Peach Tree Creek, Ga. Jul 21, 1864
  • William Forrest ~ 88th ~ Lieut., died of disease, Sep 28, 1863
  • Leroy Foust ~ 17th ~ wounded at Kenesaw, died Jun 20, 1864
  • Andrew J. Fox ~ 74th ~ died at Nashville Mar 20, 1863
  • Richard Francis ~ 17th ~ killed at Hoover's Gap Jun 24, 1863
  • Philip Gaddis ~ 5th Batt ~ killed at Stone River Dec 31, 1862
  • William H. Gearhart/d ~ 88th ~ died Jan 11, 1863
  • John C. Ginger ~ 5th Batt ~ died of chronic diarrhea at Nashville Oct 5, 1862
  • B. F. Gingher ~ 74th ~ died at Euharlee, Ga. May 31, 1864
  • Henry Goldsmith ~ 44th ~ died Apr 30, 1862
  • Ralph Goodrich ~ 44th ~ wounded in battle of Shiloh, Tenn. died Apr 8, 1862
  • Nathaniel Gordon ~ 74th ~ died of wounds at Chattanooga Nov 8, 1863
  • Asbury Grable ~ 44th ~ died of wounds received at Stone River Jan 12, 1863
  • John P. Grace ~ 88th ~ died at Bentonville, N. C. Mar 20, 1865
  • Josiah Gradeless ~ 74th ~ died at Gallatin, Tenn. Dec 23, 1862
  • Elijah Graves ~ 100th ~ died at Memphis Nov 12, 1863
  • William Grimes ~ 17th ~ died of wounds at Murfreesboro Jul 20, 1863
  • Isaac Groves ~ 100th ~ died at Chattanooga Nov 7, 1864
  • Omer Gruesbeck ~ 5th Batt ~ died at Chattanooga, Tenn. Aug 19, 1864
  • Walter Gruesbeck ~ 74th ~ died of wounds Aug 25, 1864
  • Wilson Guisinger ~ 5th Batt ~ killed at Perryville Ky. Oct 8, 1862
  • John D. Harbor ~ 129th ~ died at Nashville Jan 5, 1864
  • Isaac Harrison ~ 17th ~ died of accidental wounds Jul 2, 1862
  • Samuel Harshbarger ~ 30th ~ died in the army in 1864
  • Peter Haynes ~ 74th ~ died of wounds at Stephenson, Ala. Oct 17, 1863
  • George G. Hennemeyer ~ 44th ~ died at Bowling Green, Ky. Jan 1, 1863
  • Daniel Herr ~ 88th ~ died at Tyree Springs, Tenn. Nov 29, 1862
  • Frederick Hively ~ 74th ~ died of wounds at Chattanooga Jun 25, 1864
  • Washington E. Hively ~ 74th ~ died Feb 23, 1864
  • George Holloway ~ 44th ~ died in rebel prison, Danville, Va. Mar 7, 1864
  • Henry Holycross ~ 88th ~ died Apr 15, 1865
  • Reuben Householder ~ 152nd ~ died at Camp Piatt, West Va. Aug 3, 1865
  • John Houston ~ 5th Batt ~ died at Lebanon, Ky. Nov 28, 1862
  • John Hush ~ 100th ~ died at Memphis Feb 8, 1863
  • James Huston ~ 74th ~ died in Andersonville Prison Jun 23, 1864
  • John Huston ~ 5th Batt ~ died at Danville, Ky. Nov 1, 1862
  • William Huston ~ 74th ~ died at Bowling Green, Ky. Nov 7, 1862
  • William Hutchcraft ~ 74th ~ died at Savannah, Ga. Jan 1, 1865
  • John Hutchison ~ 5th Batt ~ died at Camp Chase, Oh. in 1864
  • David Hyre ~ 17th ~ killed at Gravely Springs, Ga. Mar 14, 1865
  • John A. Jameson ~ 74th ~ died of wounds at Nashville, Nov 1, 1863
  • William F. Johnson ~ 17th ~ killed at Shelbyville, Tenn. Oct 7, 1863
  • John B. Jones ~ 142nd ~ died at Nashville Mar 9, 1865
  • Orange L. Jones ~ 88th ~ died at Murfreesboro Sep 23, 1863
  • William W. Jones ~ 5th Batt ~ died at Murfreesboro in 1863
  • George W. Kaler ~ 87th ~ died May 15, 1865
  • George W. Karns ~ 44th ~ died in 1862
  • Joseph B. Karns ~ 44th ~ died Dec 1861
  • Christopher L. Kaufman ~ 74th ~ died at Gallatin, Tenn. Jan 1, 1863
  • G. Leonard Kaufman ~ 74th ~ died Jan 28, 1963
  • William S. Kearns ~ 100th ~ killed at Mission Ridge Nov 25, 1863
  • Joseph Kehler ~ 5th Batt ~ died at Louisville, Ky. Feb 9, 1862
  • Wm W. Kendall ~ 100th ~ died Jan 16, 1863
  • John Kennedy ~ 5th Batt ~ died at Murfreesboro, Tenn. Jun 5, 1863
  • John G. Kenner ~ 13th ~ died May 11, 1865
  • Samuel B. Kernes ~ 129th ~ died at Beaufort, S. C. Aug 14, 1864
  • Adam M. Kerns ~ 129th ~ died Jan 4, 1861
  • David Kime ~ 17th ~ died at Macon, Ga. Apr 23, 1865
  • William D. King ~ 5th Batt ~ died at Indianapolis Dec 24, 1861
  • David A. Klinck ~ 47th ~ died Nov 14, 1862
  • Horace S. Klinck ~ 74th ~ died of wounds Dec 10, 1863
  • John W. Kline ~ 129th ~ died at Nashville Jul 30, 1864
  • Jacob Kurtz ~ 5th Batt ~ killed at Dallas, Ga. May 15, 1864
  • Joseph A. Kyser ~ 13th ~ died at Raleigh N. C. Aug 8, 1863
  • David J. Lamb ~ 100th ~ died at Memphis Nov 10, 1863
  • William L. Lamberton/Lamberson ~ 142nd ~ died at Nashville, Tenn. Mar 2, 1865
  • William W. Lindle ~ 100th ~ died at Memphis, date unknown
  • Daniel Little ~ 88th ~ Lieut., died of wounds received in action, Dec 15, 1863
  • Squire Mack ~ 5th Batt ~ died at Nashville, Tenn. Nov 8, 1862
  • William Marshall ~ 88th ~ died at Nashville Jan 20, 1863
  • Francis M. Martin ~ 74th ~ killed at Chickamauga Sep 19, 1863
  • Michael McCarty ~ 5th Batt ~ died of wounds at Chattanooga Nov 30, 1863
  • James McDonald ~ 74th ~ died in Andersonville Prison Oct 16, 1864
  • Benjamin Wilson McKeeham ~ 12th ~ Oct 2, 1862
  • John McNabb ~ 100th ~ died at Holly Springs, Miss. Jan 15, 1863
  • Jasper McNear ~ 74th ~ missing in action at Chickamauga Sep 19, 1863
  • Calvin Mellet ~ 100th ~ died at Memphis Nov 24, 1862
  • Conrad Miller ~ 17th ~ killed at Shelbyville, Tenn. Oct 7, 1863
  • Jackson Mosher ~ 74th ~ died at Chattanooga Feb 18, 1864
  • John Mossman ~ 100th ~ died at St. Louis Dec 1, 1863
  • Allen Myers ~ 44th ~ died at Calhoun, Ky. Feb 8, 1862
  • George Neff ~ 74th ~ missing in action at Chickamauga Sep 19, 1863
  • Abraham Nicheles ~ 88th ~ died at Nashville Feb 6, 1863
  • Edward North ~ 100th ~ died at Columbus, Ohio Jan 8, 1864
  • Anthony Olinger ~ 100th ~ died at Marietta, Ga. Sep 21, 1864
  • John Owens ~ 100th ~ died at Indianapolis Nov 25, 1862
  • Wesley Parret ~ 34th ~ died at Memphis Jul 7, 1862
  • Nelson Parrett ~ 44th ~ died at Ft Donelson Feb 16, 1862
  • Solomon Payne ~ 34th ~ died at St. Louis May 10, 1862
  • Arthur Peabody ~ 5th Batt ~ died at Louisville Feb 5, 1862
  • Noah Pence ~ 88th ~ died at Nashville Dec 21, 1862
  • Royer/Boyer Pittman ~ 100th ~ killed at Mission Ridge Nov 25, 1863
  • William Plummer ~ 5th Batt ~ died Apr 28, 1865
  • Reason W. Pumphrey ~ 100th ~ died at Memphis Nov 28, 1862
  • James Ray ~ 17th ~ died in Newburn N.C. May 5, 1865
  • Daniel Rickard ~ 5th Batt ~ killed Stone River, Tenn. Dec 31, 1862
  • Elza Roberts ~ 23rd Batt ~ died Jan 3, 1863
  • George T. Roley ~ 17th ~ wounded at Cleveland, Tenn., died at home Feb 21, 1864
  • Albert Rovenstine ~ 88th ~ died at Bowling Green Nov 8, 1862
  • Edward A. Rowe ~ 74th ~ 2nd Lt., died Oct 2, 1863
  • Jesse Rowles ~ 17th ~ died of wounds at Shelbyville, Tenn. Dec 16, 1863
  • James Samuels ~ 100th ~ killed at Mission Ridge Nov 25, 1863
  • Charles A. Scott ~ 74th ~ died Jul 15, 1865
  • G W Scott ~ 129th ~ Lt., died Sep 9, 1864
  • McArthur Scott ~ 100th ~ shot at Mission Ridge, died Aug 1, 1865 at Indianapolis
  • Allen Sears ~ 12th Cav ~ died at Tullahoma, Tenn. Oct 27, 1864
  • Abraham Shinneman ~ 88th ~ died Mar 1, 1864
  • John A. Shoemaker ~ 74th ~ died at Lavergne, Tenn. May 13, 1863
  • Linton Shoemaker ~ 74th ~ died at home Nov 2, 1863
  • Joel Shoup ~ 5th Batt ~ died at Nashville, Tenn. Apr 1, 1863
  • John Sickafoose ~ 5th Batt ~ died of wounds at Marietta, Ga. Jul 4, 1864
  • Solomon Simons ~ 5th Batt ~ died at Louisville Jan 27, 1862
  • Peter Simonson ~ 5th Batt ~ Capt., killed at Pine Mountain, Ga., Jun 16, 1864
  • George Simpkins ~ 100th ~ died in the field Nov 16, 1863
  • Mahlon Sipe ~ 88th ~ wounded and missing at Stone River Dec 31, 1862
  • Francis M. Slagle ~ 17th ~ died Mar 2, 1863
  • David Smalley ~ 74th ~ missing while foraging near Calhoun, Ga. Oct 20, 1864
  • E. A. Smith ~ 74th ~ died at Gallatin, Tenn. Feb 26, 1863
  • Hiram Smith ~ 44th ~ died at Evansville Mar 1, 1864
  • Nimrod Smith ~ 17th ~ died Nov 23, 1861
  • Henry Snavely ~ 17th ~ died at home Feb 18, 1864
  • Tilghman H. Snell ~ 17th ~ died of disease at Macon, Ga. May 16, 1865
  • David Snyder ~ 5th Batt ~ died Dec 24, 1861
  • John Snyder ~ 129th ~ died at Knoxville Aug 4, 1864
  • Moses Snyder ~ 88th ~ died at Gallatin, Tenn. Jan 25, 1863
  • William Snyder ~ 5th Batt ~ died at Nashville Mar 24, 1863
  • John R. Spear ~ 5th Batt ~ died at Murfreesboro Apr 16, 1862
  • David Sprinkle ~ 88th ~ died at Louisville Nov 10, 1862
  • William Stiver ~ 44th ~ died Dec 6, 1861
  • David Stough ~ 17th ~ killed by pistol shot Dec 16, 1862
  • George W. Stough ~ 17th/88th ~ Lt. Col., died of wounds in Libby Prison, Oct 29, 1863
  • William B. Sumney ~ 17th ~ wounded, supposed dead, Rock Springs, Tenn. Sep 12, 1863
  • Adam H. Swihart ~ 100th ~ 2nd Lt. wounded at Mission Ridge died Oct/Dec 1, 1864
  • Gabrial Swihart ~ 5th Batt ~ killed in battle at Newhope Church, Ga. May 24, 1864
  • Charles Swindle/Swindell ~ 100th ~ died at Grand Junction, Tenn. Apr 8, 1863
  • Joseph Swisher ~ 17th ~ died at home Feb 24, 1864
  • Samuel Taylor ~ 100th ~ died at Camp Sherman Aug 1863
  • Andrew Tinkham ~ 74th ~ died at Gallatin Jan 25, 1863
  • Abram Walker ~ 88th ~ died at Louisville Oct 23, 1863
  • James Walker ~ 88th ~ died at Murfreesboro, Tenn. Jan 20, 1863
  • Josiah Walker ~ 88th ~ died at Springfield, Ky. Oct 10, 1862
  • Nathan Walton ~ 74th ~ died at Nashville Sep 13, 1863
  • David Warts ~ 44th ~ died Dec 8, 1861
  • James H/M Waters ~ 5th Batt ~ died Dec 31, 1862
  • James C. Watson ~ 74th ~ killed at Chickamauga Sep 19, 1863
  • James S Watters, ~ 44th ~ died Dec 31, 1862
  • George Weamer ~ 44th ~ 1st Lt., died of wounds received at Shiloh Apr 7, 1862
  • John Weil ~ 100th ~ killed at Mission Ridge Nov 25, 1863
  • James Wells ~ 44th ~ died Mar 3, 1864
  • Milton Whiteman ~ 17th ~ killed at Macon, Ga. Apr 20, 1865
  • John H. Wireman ~ 17th ~ died of illness at Bowling Green Sep 16, 1862
  • Jacob Wise ~ 30th ~ died of illness in a Nashville, Tenn. hospital May 17, 1865

Friday, May 18, 2007

New Bank in South Whitley (1894)

Columbia City Post, Whitley County, Indiana ~ Wednesday, December 12, 1894

Arrangements have been completed for a new bank in South Whitley, Indiana, to be known as the Whitley County Bank, under the firm name of Foust, Remington & Co.

The firm consists of F. H. Foust of this city. Mr. Foust, the senior member of the new firm is too well known to need any introduction to the people of this community, having been in business here since 1849, and in the banking business continuously for over 27 years.

Mr. F. S. Remington is one of the oldest and best known business men in the county, having been engaged in active business in South Whitley for the past 23 years, thus giving him the benefit of a wide acquaintance and especially fitting him for the position he is to occupy in the new bank.

Mr. I. B. Rush is one of our best known citizens, having been associated with the Columbia City Bank for over 25 years. He has a banking experience which will be a valuable aid to the new firm.

These gentlemen are all solid, substantial business men which is a guarantee of their responsibility as bankers. The Whitley County Bank will occupy the rooms formerly occupied by the South Whitley Bank, and will be ready for business on or about December 1st, 1894.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Local News - July 24, 1918

Columbia City Post, Whitley County, Indiana ~ Wednesday, July 24, 1918

Left to Join Husband.
Mrs. Will Rouch left Friday evening for Norfolk, Va., to join her husband who enlisted for service in the shipyards, and will make her home there as long as he remains. He likes the work and says that if he is needed he will enlist for six months longer after the first six months have expired.
Raymond Swigart Kept Injury Secret.
Mrs. Gladys Swigart, of the Model Cloak & Suit company, is in receipt of a letter from her son, Raymond, who is on a naval cruise on the Battleship Maine. the young man has been attending Annapolis for over a year and it is the custom to take students on an annual cruise, and this is the first one for him. He told his mother for the first time about getting his left army badly injured last January. He was wrestling with a young man and in some manner the arm was twisted so as to break the elbow joint. It was for a long time that he had no use of the arm but he states that he can use it some now but that he has not got much strength in it. The doctor told him that it would be a year before the arm would be normal again. He kept the news from his mother, so that it would not worry her, but since the arm is getting along very well he decided to tell about the accident. The young men are required to work very hard while on the trip and he states that they have hardly a minute to themselves. He is making plans for coming home the first of September and will be given a furlough every year after this. He likes the work very much but would rather be located at the academy than to be on a tour.
Five People Hurt in Auto Accident.
Five people all of this city, were hurt Sunday afternoon about 1:00 o'clock when a Ford automobile belonging to Joseph Reese turned over, just west of Shinneman's grove, and threw the occupants out of the car.

The car was being driven by Ruth Nelson, who was learning to drive, and the other persons in the machine were Maud Pence, Laura Oberkiser and Thora Case. The driver put on too much gasoline and the car started to one side of the road and she then made a quick turn to get the car back on the road, but the turn was so short that the car upset, spilling out all of the occupants. The driver sustained bad cuts on her right hand and was badly bruised. Laura Oberkiser had one wrist broken. Maud Pence received a black eye and Joe Reese had his right shoulder bruised and was bruised on the right side of his forehead to a considerable extent.

The machine was a new Ford and the radiator was smashed, the top torn to pieces and smashed, and the windshield was broken. Frank Kelfer who came along shortly after the accident brought the injured people to this city and Dr. Ben P. Linvill dressed their injuries.
Close Call for John Galvin and Vic Reider.
Johnny Galvin and Victor Reider were in an exciting runaway Sunday afternoon when the horse they were driving, which belongs to Grover Leslie, kicked the buggy to pieces and ran away. the young men were down to the Galvin pasture field and were returning to the city and as they came up Ellsworth street one of the tugs broke striking the horse which scared him and he proceeded to kick the buggy to pieces. Reider jumped over the back of the seat but young Galvin stayed in the rig until the horse started to run. The buggy being fastened to the horse only by one tug started to swing in the road and upset. Galvin struck on his face and arms and was badly scratched and bruised up. The skin was "burned" from his left cheek, from both arms and from his left leg. Home remedies were used and he was able to be around Monday but is still stiff and sore. the horse ran about a block after it tore free from the buggy, and then stopped.
Miller Boys in Smashup Monday Morning.
Two Miller boys, sons of J. J. Miller, south of the city, had a bad runaway Monday when the horse they were driving became frightened at a Pennsylvania train at the Line street crossing on Line street and ran away. The horse ran north on Line street to Van Buren, turned east on Van Buren to Main, and in turning the corner at main street fell down and slid clear across the street. It got up and started on, however down the street and was caught by Will Smith and taken to the Smith feed barn. The horse separated from the buggy at the start. It was badly damaged and shafts were smashed. The boys escaped injury.
Walter Weick Caught Fifty-Seven Blue Gills.
Walter, the ten year old son of Geo. Weick, demonstrated to his daddy Saturday afternoon that he was a chip off the old block by rowing their big launch across Loon Lake and taking 57 big blue gills off of the outline. He tried to start the motor on the boat but it would not work, but he would not give up, so took a pair of oars and rowed across the lake. This is the best catch that has been taken from Loon lake at one set this year and the boy feels proud of the showing.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Schuyler-McNabb Marriage (1928)

Columbia City Post ~ Thursday, November 29, 1928

Miss Wanda McNabb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eber McNabb, west of Columbia City, and Mr. Frank Schuyler of Chicago, were united in marriage Saturday evening at Hammond, Ind. by Rev. Roscoe F. Wilson, former pastor of the United Brethren church in this city, and now of Hammond.

The attendants at the wedding were Mr. Richard Schuyler, who was best man and Miss Evelyn Haines, of Columbia City, who was bridesmaid. Miss McNabb is a graduate of the Columbia City high school graduating from here in 1927. She took a course in training to become a nurse at Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Schuyler, who has visited in Columbia City and is well known here, is a die cutter by occupation. Mr. and Mrs. Schuyler will reside in the north part of Chicago.

Sisley-Colerick Marriages (1928)

Columbia City Post ~ Saturday, January 7, 1928
Four sisters Wed Brothers; Then Parents Are Married.

Alliance, Neb., Jan. 3. - - After his four daughters had married four brothers, Charles W. Sisley, 70, was married here yesterday to Mrs. Sarah E. Colerick, 59, mother of the quartet of brothers. Mr. Sisley's first wife died three months ago and the elderly bride's first husband has been dead for several years. The four Colerick boys married the four sister Sisley's at Alliance.

[If this is your family, good luck in figuring out all the relationships!!! - Becky]

Benward-Ryan Marriage (1921)

Columbia City Post ~ Wednesday, October 26, 1921 (from the Churubusco Truth)

Arthur Benward, owner of the Tire Shop at this place and Margaret, daughter of Mrs. Frances Ryan, of near Urbana, Ind., were married last Tuesday morning at 9:30 in the large Catholic parsonage by Father Ege, formerly at the town of Ege which was named after him.

Mr. Benward who is well known here is a very enterprising and successful business man, and no mention need be made of his character and standing in this community. Miss Ryan who was the private secretary at the Home Telephone Co., in Fort Wayne has a host of friends who speak very highly of her and have presented her with many useful articles.

The single ring ceremony was used and only Mr. and Mrs. J. Z. Berlein, of Fort Wayne, and the near relatives of the bride were present. They left Tuesday on their honeymoon, spending a short time in Chicago. The Truth joins with the public in congratulating them and wishing them many happy years in the future. - - Churubusco Truth.

Messner-Sherwood Marriage (1920)

Columbia City Post ~ Saturday April 10, 1920

Mr. Harrison J. Messner and Mrs. Jennie V. Sherwood, well known residents of this city, were united in marriage at the home of the bride on north Main street by Rev. L. A. Luckenbill, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The license was procured in the forenoon, and this is the second matrimonial venture for each of the contracting parties, death having dissolved the former union in each instance. The bride is a well known and wealthy woman of this city and she recently purchased the handsome home of Henry Outelet, at the corner of Walnut and Market streets, but it is not the intention of the contracting parties to occupy it for the present at least, but they will reside in another property of the bride on North Main street. Mr. Messner has been a farmer the greater part of his life, but for a few years he ran a dray in this city, afterwards moving upon a farm east of town, residing there until the death of his wife, when he returned to this city and has been engaged at various kinds of work since that time. He is well known over the county and has many friends who extend best wishes to him and his bride.

Hedges-King Marriage (1905)

Columbia City Post ~ Saturday, March 11, 1905

Will Be Married March 23. Miss Edythe King, daughter of the Rev. Chauncey King, at one time pastor of the Methodist church of this city, and Mr. John Blake Hedges, of Nashville, Tennessee, will be united in marriage Thursday morning, March 23, 1905, in the M. E. church at New Castle, Indiana. The groom is a wealthy manufacturer and first met his bride-to-be on board a ship enroute from New York to Liverpool in 1903. They will make their home in Nashville.

Van Lieu-Swayzee Marriage (1859)

Columbia City News ~ Thursday, November 10, 1859

Married. On the 3d inst. at the residence of D. S. Swayzee in Thorncreek Township, Whitley County, by the Rev. Mr. Edmundson, Mr. Dennis Van Lieu to Miss Angelina Swayzee, all of Whitley County. With the above notice came an assortment of delicious cake to cheer the weary printers; all hands gathered around the much welcome pile of cake and with glad heart and merry laugh did ample justice to the same. When all were through with the pleasant task, our devil licked his fingers, smacked his lips and wished that Dennis and Angelina would get married every day. The happy bride will accept the thanks of the office – may she and her Dennis live long and happy on earth; and when they shall have filled their destiny, comforted and consoled each other through life, then may they come to the end in peace, and never regret their union.

Latamore-Moore Marriage (1863)

Columbia City News ~ Tuesday, January 27, 1863

Married. On the 24th instant. At the office of Mr. Thomas Washburn, J. P., Mr. Jesse Latamore, of this place, to Miss Ann Moore, formerly of Huron County, Ohio. “Old Jess” has at last thrown off the robes of batchelorship, and, like a true and valorous knight, has put on the matrimonial harness. We wish him all the earthly responsibilities imaginable, and unalloyed pleasures of connubial happiness.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Torbet-Briggs Marriage (1921)

Columbia City Post ~ Saturday October 15, 1921

Prominent Young People Married. Harold R. Torbet and Theresa Briggs Take Marriage Vows at High Noon Friday - Romance of School Days.

The marriage of Mr. Harold S. Torbet to Miss Theresa Briggs occurred at the beautiful country home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Briggs, in Troy township, Friday at noon. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Frank Young, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church in Etna in the presence of close relatives of the contracting parties. The home was artistically decorated with garden flowers, and was in complete harmony with the beautiful October day.

The bride, in addition to being recognized as one of the most beautiful girls in the community, is an accomplished musician and a highly intellectual young woman and she is well qualified to take up the duties of a home. Her bridal suit, of navy blue tricotine, served as an excellent foil for one of her brunette type and when worn with a canton crepe blouse of the same shade and black hat, the effect was unusually appealing. An exquisite corsage of Aaron Ward roses completed the costume.

The bridegroom is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver S. Torbet of this city, and he is one of the most promising young men of the community. Following in his father's footsteps, he early learned the hardware business, but sought larger fields until he is now the buyer for the People's Hardware Company, of Gary, which is a big wholesale and retail concern. He graduated from the local high school with the class of 1914 and his bride completed the high school course here the following year. It was while they were students together that the romance began which resulted in the union. A wedding dinner was served immediately following the ceremony, after which the happy young couple motored to this city, leaving on the 1:40 train for Chicago where they will spend their honeymoon before taking up their residence in Gary. Many friends of both of the contracting parties join in wishing them the greatest happiness.

Birthday Celebration at Barney Home (1921)

Columbia City Post ~ Wednesday October 26, 1921

Mr. and Mrs. Lester Barney entertained at their beautiful country home with a dinner party Sunday in honor of Mr. Barney and his sister, Miss Goldia, and Mrs. Barney's brother, Carl Smith, whose birthdays come within the same week. The afternoon was spent by playing games, having music on the Victrola and taking pictures. The guests present were Mrs. W. D. Barney and daughter, Miss Goldia, Misses Hazel Smith, Edith Smith and Margaret Eberhard and Messrs Ray Hutton, Carl Emig, Carl Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Lester Barney. A Guest.

Grand Jury After Jurors - May 1, 1909

The Evening Post, Columbia City, Indiana ~ Saturday May 1, 1909

Grand Jury After Jurors. Churubusco Merchants not satisfied with decision in John Petersohn Case.

The holding over of the grand jury from Friday, after they were supposed to adjourn, caused something of a sensation when it was learned that the decision of the petit jury, in the case of John Petersohn was decidedly unfavorable to the Churubusco merchants, and that a couple of them had urged their attorneys to make an investigation before the grand jury.

Sheriff Schumaker, Deputy Clerk Glassley and Stenographer N. M. Mullon were summoned to appear before the grand jury Saturday, and Leo Isay and Frank Egolf, of Churubusco, were also witnesses. The entire jury, composed of Charles Keiser, O. J. Crowell, Nelson Keller, H. B. Helfrich, Frank D. Cummins, Simon Hyre, John Maxwell, S. F. Weingardner, B. F. Hull, Frank Brahm, Sol Leckrone and Wm. B. Johnson, were also summoned and appeared before the grand jury, with Prosecutor W. D. Carver at the head of the investigation.

Just how Petersohn is supposed to have influenced the jury in their verdict for acquittal is something that no one has told. It is alleged that he whispered to a couple of them or made signals with his eyes, while sitting close to the jury box, behind his attorneys.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Rev. Lloyd C. Douglas and Besse Io Porch Married

Columbia City Post ~ Saturday April 9, 1904

Big Church Wedding. Eldest Daughter of Dr. Porch United in Marriage to Rev. Lloyd C. Douglas, of North Manchester.

The marriage of Rev. Lloyd C. Douglas, pastor of the Lutheran church of North Manchester, and Miss Besse Io Porch, daughter of Dr. F. M. Porch, pastor of the Lutheran church of this city, was solemnized in the auditorium of the church Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock in the presence of several hundred people. The members of the church were invited to be present at the ceremony and special invitations had been sent out to a number of special friends of the families, so that when the bridal party entered, the auditorium and gallery were crowded with guests.

The church was elaborately decorated with palms and flowers. The section occupied by the honorary guests was marked by ribbons and flowers in great profusion, and altogether the scene was most beautiful and inspiring.

When Miss Jessie Weber struck the first notes of the wedding march on the pipe organ, Little Ruth Mills, the ribbon girl, entered from the rear of the church, Ed Weber and Clyde Douglas being the ushers. Following came Misses Glen Porch and Mary Makemson, and in turn the bridesmaid, Miss Nell Porch, and the bride upon the arm of her father, Dr. Porch. All the ladies carried large bunches of flowers, those carried by the bride being white lillies. The bride wore a beautiful white French lawn dress trimmed in Teneriss lace and presented a very charming appearance.

The groom, attended by Joe E. Brown, of North Manchester, came down the steps from the pipe organ and met the bridal party in front of the altar, whereupon Dr. Porch proceeded with the marriage ceremony. Immediately after the vows had been taken, the bride and groom entered a cab and were driven to the home of Rev. A. J. Douglas (who was unable to be present) that he might be the first to offer congratulations. They then returned to the parsonage and received the congratulations of those who were there by special invitation.

Later on a wedding dinner was served, consisting of five courses. Misses Marie Meyers and Hazel Harrison and Mrs. Joe Adair-Keirn waited upon the guests. The decorations were in white, consisting largely of white carnations and lillies.

The guests from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Joe Brown and two daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Holly Sheller, Mrs. John Mills, and the church coterie girls, of North Manchester; Mrs. W. J. Stuart, Mr. R. M. Hatcher, sister and father of Mrs. Porch, from Springfield, Ohio, and Miss Nell McGavern, of Van Wert, Ohio.

The bride received a great many beautiful and useful presents, and the groom was especially pleased over the bag of gold, consisting of twenty, five dollar gold pieces, which came from his congregation at North Manchester.

The groom is the son of Rev. and Mrs. A. J. Douglas of this city. He is a young man of fine attainments and great promise. He owes his success in life largely to his own efforts. He was able to complete the course as a student in Wittenburg college, practically paying his own way, and immediately after graduating entered the theological seminary, completing the course there in 1903. During all his college life he was an exceedingly busy boy, for in addition to keeping up his studies, he was obliged to turn his hand to many tasks in order to obtain means with which to meet his expenses in school. He met with many hard trials, but these trials only tended to more fully develop him and to better fit him for the duties of life. While yet a student, he frequently received calls to fill pulpits in various parts of the country, and among other points he visited North Manchester. He made such a favorable impression there that the congregation gave him a call before he had completed his theological course. He is a pleasing speaker, a clear and logical reasoner, and possesses a personality that wins warm and lasting friendships. His bride is also a graduate of Wittenburg college and a young lady of many good qualities of heart and mind.

The happy twain departed for the east at 7 o'clock.

[Note: The Reverend Lloyd Cassell Douglas, son of Alexander Jackson Douglas and his second wife, Jennie Cassell, was born in Columbia City, Indiana on August 27, 1877. Lloyd only lived for a few years in the area but is claimed as a 'famous native son' by Whitley County. Though he didn't write his first novel until he was 50 years old, he was one of the most popular authors of his time. Magnificent Obsession and The Robe are, perhaps, his best-known novels. Lloyd Douglas died on February 13, 1951 in Los Angeles, California.]

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Local News - June 17, 1910

Columbia City Commercial Mail ~ Friday, June 17, 1910

Yeggs Loot Yontz Jewelry Store of $1275
Guy Yontz of this city is in receipt of a copy of the Arizona Journal-Miner, of Prescott with an account of the looting of the jewelry store of his brother Ralph E. Yontz at Kingman, Ariz. the robbery was one of the boldest in ten years there. The entrance was made Wednesday night June 8th between 8 and 9 o'clock while Mr. Yontz and family were at a show. Fifty repair watches and a tray of rings of total value of $1,275 were taken. The pocket book of Mrs. Yontz containing a large sum was overlooked. There is no clue.

Will Take Advanced Course in Chemistry
Arthur B. Carter, who during the past year has been an instructor in chemistry at Purdue University has resigned his position and next Saturday will leave for Chicago to enter Chicago University to take an advanced course in chemistry. He expects to be in the university all summer and fall and upon completing the course will go into the manufacturing end of pharmaceutical chemicals. Mr. Carter has proven himself a master of his subject and realizes the commercial end of chemistry is much more profitable than teaching the science and is showing his foresight in taking up that work.

Nameless Club Surprises Mrs. Yontz
The Nameless, erstwhile Grandmothers, club entertained their husbands at a delicious supper at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Yontz in east Jackson street Monday evening. The day was Mrs. Yontz' birthday anniversary, and the family had motored to Fort Wayne. When the Yontz' returned Mrs. Yontz was forced to admit she had been surprised. Twenty-seven persons were present and had a delightful evening with music and in general pleasure. Out-of-town guests were Mrs. Edith Irvin of Chicago and Mrs. A. R. Beck of Rockford, Ill.