Friday, June 29, 2007

Think Culver is a Great Place. July 7, 1917

Columbia City Post ~ Saturday, July 7, 1917

Think Culver is a Great Place.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Miller and Dr. and Mrs. J. F. Brenneman went to Culver on the 4th and visited the celebrated Military Academy, and were delighted with what they saw and were very favorably impressed with the degree of perfection that has been attained there in the way of a public institution. They visited the dining room and kitchen and were specially impressed with the cleanliness of the surroundings and the expedience of the arrangements.

There are 100 students in the institution at the present time, all kids, and the training they receive there is calculated to be of value to them throughout their lives. The aquatic part of the day's program was witnessed [by] the Columbia City visitors and greatly enjoyed.

= = = = = =
Note: Culver Military Academy is a Prep School located in Marshall County, Indiana. The Academy opened in 1894. They have an excellent postcard and photograph collection online.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Local News - July 7, 1917

Columbia City Post ~ Saturday July 7, 1917
  • The local physicians were slighted Wednesday and they have a right to feel a little huffy about the matter. The doctor is usually a leading figure on the Fourth and he generally has from two to three legs to sew up; several hands to bandage and other injuries to dress, but Wednesday proved to be so sane in this city and surrounding country that no one was hurt. It is safe to say that the doctor as well as every one is pleased to learn that accidents were few and far between. It is believed that when the entire list is summed up, Wednesday will prove to have been one of the sanest Fourths ever celebrated in this country.
  • Jos. R. Harrison and daughter, Hazel, George Harrison, wife and daughter, Mary, John Mowrey and wife, Frank Aker and wife and Mrs. George Aker formed a motor party that spent Wednesday at Culver. They had a most enjoyable time, spending the day in watching the boys drill and in seeing all the sights.
  • J. B. Connett has purchased a four cylinder Buick touring car of the Brand & Outcelt agency.
  • August Kelly has moved his family from the Emma Ricker home on North Line street to the flats over his tailor shop in the Grisier building.
  • Lee Pence and family, of Detroit, Mich., arrived here Monday evening, to spend a week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Pence, of the south side. Miss Lena Pence, a sister to Lee, who spent two weeks on a visit in Detroit returned with them.John Emrick and a force of six carpenters are completing the Emerick cottage on the north shore of Shriner Lake at Tri Lake. the cottage is to be completely modern and will be among the best at the lake when finished.
  • Earl Oberkiser of Fort Wayne, was in Columbia City, the Fourth.
  • T. O. Miller and family and Austin Overdeer and wife spent the Fourth with friends at Chapman lake.
  • Mrs. Agnes Tinney, a sister of Mrs. James Colchin, returned to her home in Toledo, Tuesday evening, after having spent several days with the Colchin family.
  • Mrs. C. F. Regedenz, mother of Mrs. R. W. Roth has returned to her home in Fort Wayne, after an extended visit with her daughter's family. The doctor spent the Fourth at Cedar Lake.
  • Mrs. Elma Emerson has filed bond and qualified to act as Notary Public in Cleveland township. Mrs. Emerson will co-operate with the Woman's Franchise league in an effort to register all the ladies of South Whitley and Cleveland township for the election of Constitutional delegates.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Fourth of July in Whitley County (1917)

Columbia City Post ~ Saturday, July 7, 1917

Bugle Sounded From Court House Steeple.

The bugle sounded Reveille at six o'clock Wednesday morning and immediately came "The Star Spangled Banner." The morning was very still and the notes of the bugle rang out clear and sweet across the house tops. In the evening, once again the national anthem was played and following it "taps" was sounded. The morning service was taken by Phil Farren and the evening by Frank Summers. The custom which was begun on Christmas morning last year is one which always stirs the blood and we should like to see it kept up, commemorating the country's and the world's great days.

Tri Lake and South Whitley Celebrated.
Quiet reigned and all was well in old Columbia City - Accidents were Few and Far Between in this County - Autos Carried the People to the Resort and to South Whitley.

The grand and glorious old Fourth was very quietly celebrated in Columbia City Wednesday. After the noon hour human beings were almost as scarce as pears on a plum tree on the streets of this city. During the evening, however, a few people who returned from the lake or from South Whitley, early in the evening, gathered on the court house lawn and enjoyed some fireworks.

At Tri Lake.
From early morning until between six and seven o'clock in the evening every road leading to and from Tri Lake was filled with autos either going or coming to the famous resort. It would be a very difficult matter to name the number of machines at the lake Wednesday but the number is estimated at 1,500. After the noon hour people were not only arriving at the lake every minute but others were leaving. the line of machines began at the Miller cottage and extended around to the east end of the lake to a point on the road near the Cedar lake bridge. The woods back of the hotel was full of machines and in fact machines were everywhere.

Manager Logan Staples was well pleased with the size of the crowd and the smile on his face would not come off as he hurried here and there attending to the wants of various departments of the resort business. The program of the day began a few minutes after one o'clock when the Manager introduced Frank Northam, of the First National Bank, who read President Wilson's war proclamation, which had been delivered to congress, April 2nd, 1917. Rev. D. B. Kessinger, of the United Brethren church of this city, was also on the program for a patriotic address and the two numbers were listened to with great interest by the crowd that gathered around the speakers' stand. Reub Wilkins and his musician, Prof. Keenan, were in demand all day and the music and fun of these artists proved to be one of the leading features of the day.

The Balloon Ascension.
At 5 o'clock Roy Campbell, of Ft. Wayne, who makes a balloon ascension at the lake every Sunday, made a flight. the ascension was a beautiful one. Mr. Campbell rode the balloon until it was several hundred feet in the air and then cut loose. He made a perfect drop and landed a few hundred feet from the place at which the balloon went up. the balloon came down in the same neighborhood. Many people remained to see the balloon ascension and were not disappointed.

Other Amusements.
Boat riding and swimming were sports that were enjoyed. It was impossible to furnish enough boats for the crowd. They were rented our by the hour or day and as fast as they came in there were a dozen applicants for them. Bathing suits were also in demand and many who when to the lake to get the benefit of a good swim were compelled to go home disappointed as the suits were all engaged. The wateredge near the pier was lined all day with heads that bobbed up and down.

The dance pavilions were kept busy all day. The Rag Pickers orchestra of this city played at the Staples' pavilion and Albert Sampson and Merle Gipe furnished the music at the Esterline pavilion. Many young people remained at the lake until after supper to enjoy dancing which was continuous until late at night. The crowd in the evening after supper was considered larger than the crowd during the day. Probably due to the fact that many farmers worked all day and then went to the lake during the evening.

At South Whitley.
The forenoon and early part of the afternoon were rather quiet in South Whitley, but sometime before evening the crowd began to gather and by the time the program of the day was started several hundred autos and buggies line the streets. One of the leading features of the program was a water fight between four men who were given $10 for their services. Two men were assigned to a hose which was attached to the city water plugs. the water was turned on and the two-men teams went after each other. Many times they accidentally or on purpose turned the hose on the crowd and some of the people nearby got almost as wet as the men in the fight.

Another attraction was an auto race held on the streets of the town. Several barrels were stationed along the street thus causing the driver to dodge between them. This race was exciting and was a feature of the day which caused much pleasure. The last auto, a large truck, to make the race knocked over every barrel on the street. Many other amusements were enjoyed. The South Whitley boy band furnished music all day and during the evening, Rev. D. B. Kessinger, of this city, delivered a patriotic address.

Races and Contests.
During the afternoon after the speeches, contests were held on the road in front of the hotel. The following were the results:

  • Fifteen year old boys' race - 4 entries - 1st, Willard King, 50c; 2nd, Harold Kinder, 25c.
  • Men's boat race - 3 entries - Chas. Wibel, 1st, $1.00; 2nd, Boyd Soreman, 50c.
  • Boys' swimming race - 3 entries - 1st, David Kessler, $1.00; 2nd, Willard King, 50c.
  • Ladies nail driving contest - 5 entries - 1st, Nona Windle, $1.00; 2nd, Mrs. J. W. Beck, 50c.
  • Pie eating contest - 5 entries (half raspberry pie each) - 1st, Edward McKenzie, 50c; 2nd James Wilcox, 25c.
  • 100 yard dash - 7 entries - 1st, William Wilkins, $3.00; 2nd, Chas. Hawkins, $2.00.
  • Fat man's race - 4 entries - 1st, Will Hawkins, $1.00; 2nd, Chas. Pinchon, 50c.
  • Boys' sack race - 1st, Joe Cullen, 50c; 2nd, Olin Shaffer, 25c.
  • Men's wood sawing contest - 1st, G. H. Zentie, $1.00; 2nd, W. E. Howen, 50c.
After the races and contests Rube Wilkins entertained the crowd by dancing and singing and other stunts.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

City Improvements (1859)

Columbia City News ~ Thursday July 28, 1859

It is with great pleasure that we notice several new buildings being erected in our pleasant little city. Our old friend Alf. Bainbridge is erecting a fine dwelling house in the south west part of town, which, when finished will be an excellent building.

Moses Yerian, is putting up a fine business house in the west part of town, on North side of Van Buren Street, which begins to show off finely.

The First Presbyterian Church at this place, has just finished a nice little home for worship, in the North part of town. Henry Beeson, Jacob Slesman and "Father" Jay are finishing off their new buildings, besides other improvements going on in this city.

This is the right spirit gentlemen, pitch in, Columbia City can be something yet. Working bees always drive out the drones – a fact.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Troy Township Biographical Sketches (1892)

Columbia City Post ~ Wednesday, February 24, 1892
Troy Township. Biographical Sketches.
  • JOSEPH SCOTT was born in Fayette county, Ohio, in 1817; came to Troy township in 1843. Robert Scott his father entered the land on which he resides. The subject of our sketch knows something of pioneer life as he came here when all was a dense forest around him. He erected his cabin, and later on his dwelling house; he is a substantial citizen and a democrat. His aged companion died in January last; both were consistent Presbyterians.
  • JOSEPH SNODGRASS is a native Indianian, born in this township, and is a son of the famous pioneer John Snodgrass, as is also James Snodgrass. Joseph was a member of Company K, 139th Regiment, Ind. Vol. The Snodgrass boys are honest industrious citizens and “are chips out of the old block.” “Our Joe’ came near capturing the nomination for sheriff two years ago, and certainly no official mantle could fall on a better citizen or democrat.
  • SAMUEL HOOVER is a Cumberland county, Penn., man, was a member of Co. F. 19th Ohio, served four years. He has resided here since 1872.
  • SAMUEL WHITE is a Highland county, Ohio man; came to Indiana in 1841, being a resident here since 1872. He was a member of Co. I, 47th Ind., serving four years. He served one term as township trustee and is a republican.
  • LEVI BELCH was born in Pennsylvania in 1824, came to Indiana in 1838; has been a citizen of Troy since 1841. Mr. Belch knows what pioneer life is. Settling in the midst of a heavy forest he soon made daylight shine upon his cabin. Mr. and Mrs. Belch are Presbyterians and charitable, influential citizens. Mr. Belch is a democrat, as is also his son George who lives near him. Mr. Belch raised a large family.
  • W. H. PENTECOST is a native Indianian, and has been a resident of Troy for many years. The Pentecosts are intelligent citizens and sound democrats.
  • JOHN MAYNARD is an Ohio man, has resided here but a short time, and is in well-to-do circumstances.
  • ABRAM ELDER was born in Seneca county, Ohio; he is an old resident of Troy, and a substantial citizen. He is now the township trustee. The writer is indebted to him for valuable information and kind treatment.
  • SAMUEL KNULL is one of the respectable citizens, and like Mr. Elder is a democrat.
  • JACOB SMITH was born in Stark county, Ohio, and has been a resident here since 1859; being a reliable industrious citizen and in well-to-do circumstances.
  • HENRY SNYDER was born in Richland county, Ohio, in 1836, he has been many years a resident of the township and is a generous whole souled gentleman and excellent host. He figures largely in politics, having served six years as a county commissioner, and his democracy is “all wool and a yard wide” and thick as a calf’s ear.
  • LEANDER LOWER was born in Columbiana county, Ohio, being many years a resident of Whitley county, and has served four years as county sheriff. He is comfortably situated financially and socially.
  • JONAS TAYLOR is a Whitley county man, and an old stand-by. He is an intelligent citizen, and like Mr. Lower is a full fledged all year around democrat and always above par.
  • C. M. NOBLE is a Westville, Ohio man, coming here in 1851. He is a worthy citizen.
  • ASA BILLS and wife are old residents. He is 86 years old, while Mrs. Bills who is in very poor health, is 81, more than the allotted four score. May their years to come be pleasant and enjoyable, and the kind wishes of an appreciative public attend them.
  • FIELDING BARNES was born in Merar [sic] county, Ky., in 1807; came to Indiana in 1831. Residing in Stark county twelve years, coming to this township in 1843. Mr. Barnes is 85 years of age, and his aged companion is 81. They raised a large family, the names of the children are Zacharia, Phebe, Minerva, Lucy, Luke, Mary, Sarah, John H., Delilah and Maxey. Mr. Barnes did his marketing at first at Fort Wayne, and his milling at Oswego. He cast his first vote for Andrew Jackson in 1824, and for every democratic candidate since except Greely in 1872. He is for Cleveland now, and favors. W. F. McNagny for Congress. His sons Zach, Luke and John are substantial and influential citizens of Troy.
  • The LAIDLAWS, MARRS and SMITHS are respectable families of North Troy. Mr. Laidlaw is an old timer, he aided in the construction of the first court house in Noble county, and has been actively engaged as a slab roofer for many years.
  • F. B. BARBER and DAVID JAMES are old residents, and in well-to-do circumstances. Mr. James was born in Rhode Island, coming with his father to Ohio, at the age of seven years, and when nineteen years old he came to Indiana, having resided here since 1839, and has accumulated considerable property. His father William James died at the age of 88 years.
  • JAMES BLANE [sic] was born in Ross county, Ohio in 1823; came with his father to Indiana in 1840. He was married to Jane Scott in 1844, settling on his present farm in 1847, and is an active intelligent citizen and a sterling democrat. Mr. Blaine [sic] is well known in this county and is a man of sound judgment and good business principles.
  • The MARTINS, ESTLICKS, ANDERSONS and VANDERFORDS are very good industrious people. They deserve fair mention at any time.
  • F. R. HALL is one of our firm democrats and a native of Ohio.
  • JAMES BROWN also claims recognition as a citizen.
  • JAMES KEENER, born in Ross county, Ohio in 1807, and has resided here since 1848. He says he is living on borrowed time and is ready to cross the dark river.
  • JOHN HERMAN was born in Germany in 1829. Emigrating to America in 1852; residing in Tuscarawas county, Ohio some time, living here since 1858. He is a good farmer and a sound democrat.
  • AMBROSE KEISTER was born in Noble county, Ind., Jan. 11th, 1847. His father Levi Keister is still a substantial resident of that county. The subject of this sketch has been a resident of Troy for twelve years past, and is a substantial wide-awake citizen and an Andrew Jackson democrat.
  • SAMUEL TEMPLETON and wife are and entertaining young couple, as are R. R. SCOTT and wife. The parties are of fine families and full of promise.
  • HENRY KYLE was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., residing here many years. He is in good financial circumstances and a strong democrat.
  • JOHN GROVES is a Logan county, Ohio man and has resided here some years, has been a justice of the peace for four years. He owned the first threshing machine engine in the township, and has followed threshing for 23 years. He is married to Ann Eliza Harrison.
  • JOHN HARRISON, deceased, was one of the oldest inhabitants in Troy. He and William Jameson and John McKehan started the first U. B. church building in Troy, but it was never finished and subsequently sold to the Presbyterians.
  • J. M. SWAN was the first Presbyterian pastor of this class. Rev. Wm. Harker dropped dead in the pulpit of this church in August 1869.
  • C. F. MARCHAND was born in Switzerland in 1833, and was brought to this country when two years of age by his parents. Mr. Marchand has by hard work and good management amassed a fortune, being now in independent circumstances. He is a man having sound financial business qualities and is a hospitable generous host, and a genuine tariff reform democrat. Few men in the county have been so successful. He has secured homes for all his children who appreciate the favor very much.
  • WILSON AND PORTER CUNNINGHAM, sons of Thomas B. Cunningham, are good citizens. They were born in Kosciusko county, Ind., and like their father are strictly democratic. Porter is a good host and entertainer.
  • ROBERT J. ELLIOTT was born in Greenbrier county, Virginia in 1818, and is 74 years old. He was the first trustee appointed under the new law in 1859, and has resided here 47 years. He cast his first vote for W. H. Harrison in 1840. He came from Virginia to Indiana in 1844; he is an old timer and well acquainted with township history. He attended an election in 1844, when there were but eleven votes polled, and as it required five men on the election board, only six men remained to “button hole” each other. They must have had a lively time. Mr. Elliott was a justice of the peace for five years. His wife Catherine Jones was born in Cumberland county, Penn., in 1824; they were married in 1844, and six children blessed their union, four of whom still live. Mr. Elliott is a republican.
  • THOMAS ELLIOTT is another old resident here in good circumstances, and is well and favorably known. He is well acquainted with pioneer life, and has managed to acquire considerable property.
  • SAMUEL WATERS is an Ohio man, and in possession of sound common sense. He came to Indiana before the ware, and is a good citizen.
  • SOLOMON SHOEMAKER was born in Ohio in 1818; came to Indiana in 1843, and entered his own land. His son John A. was a member of Co. B, 74th Regiment, Ind. Vol. and died a soldier.
  • G. W. HALDERBAUM and WM. THOMPSON are very good citizens. Mr. Thompson is an Ohio man, and was born in 1827. He came here in 1836 and taught school for many years. The above are both staunch republicans.
  • LEVI ADAMS was born in Putnam county, N. Y., in 1816; moving to Delaware county, Ohio in 1831, and to Indiana in 1842; has been here 50 years, except a few years in Columbia City. He was three times elected to the office of surveyor, and three times as trustee, and has twice been appointed a notary public serving near eight years.
  • GIDEON G. WILCOX was born in Hartford county, Conn. In 1805, and was brought by his parents to Ohio the same year, and to Indiana in 1862. Mr. Wilcox is a man of wonderful vitality for one of his years, and an honest intelligent citizen. As he is 87 years old he is the oldest man in the township.
  • LEWIS ADAMS was born in Putnam county, N. Y., August 20th, 1810; when nineteen years old he left his native home for Ohio, removing to Indiana in 1840, and has remained here ever since. Mr. Adams is a man of fine intellect and education, and commanding presence. He is fully competent to talk on any subject of interest, having a mine of knowledge and useful information. He was once elected an associate judge, but the law changed and he never qualified. In 1856 he was elected as representative and served in the legislature of 1857 with honor to himself and credit to his party. He has figured conspicuously in the councils of his party and is a good leader. He was married to Harriet Brown, six children being born to them, three of whom are still living. His son Harold is engaged professionally at Tiffin, Ohio; a daughter is teaching school, and with a third he is living who is married to Edward Russel. Mrs. Adams died several years ago; her remains were interred in the Adams cemetery.
  • NOTE. – Mr. Adams tells how Devils Lake in Etna township got its name. “Aaron Bennet, now an old resident of Etna township, was out coon hunting one night and a valuable dog of his treed a coon. Finally the coon left the tree and ran so fast, with the dog after it that Mr. Bennet thought the animal was ten or fifteen feet long, and as the coon tree was on the bank of this lake, both dog and coon were soon in the water where a sharp fight ensued, and as Mr. Bennet did not know what the animal was, he pronounced it a devil, as his dog was killed in the struggle.” This is doubtless correct as Mr. Adams is a man of truth, though he does not say it with any disrespect for any one.
  • ROBERT TINKHAM is an old citizen of Troy. His father’s Joseph Tinkham’s house was used as a voting place for several years, but the house has fallen into decay. Robert Tinkham has always figured in matters of interest. He is a minister in the M. E. church. The church edifice is of brick, and situated near his house.
  • JONATHAN SHOEMAKER was born in Somersett county, Penn., Jan. 17, 1808; he resided in Ohio a few years, coming to Indiana in 1845, and has lived here ever since. Mr. Shoemaker can remember when the soldiers of the war of 1812 marched through Pennsylvania, in war-like demeanor. His son Linton Shoemaker was a member of Co. B. 14th Regiment Ind. Vol. Inf’y. His body lies in the Troy Presbyterian cemetery. His wife Elizabeth Jenkins was born in Older Virginia in May 1812; her father John Jenkins served six months in the war of 1812. Mr. and Mrs. Shoemaker are well up in years, having traveled the rough pathway of life long together. The pioneers are not all gone yet. May happiness attend their pathway.
  • GEORGE F. KISLER was born in Delaware county, Ohio, coming to Indiana when seventeen years old. He is now in well-to-do circumstances.
  • MARION F. COYLE was born in Holms [sic] county, Ohio, and has been a resident of Troy for near 36 years. He is an honest hardworking citizen, and highly respected by his neighbors and friends.
  • HENRY ROBINSON was born in Champaign county, Ohio, and came to this state in 1840. He was married to Lucy Ann Scott nee Strait, who was born in Cleveland, Ohio. They have been residents of Troy for many years, and are generous Christian people, members of the Free Methodist church. They reside in Lorane and are proprietors of the Robinson House.
  • ISAAC HARTSOCK is quite an old citizen here, being among the first to come. He has been prominent in township affairs, is well known and respected for meritorious citizenship.
  • ANDREW KENNER is a substantial citizen of the township, and is in comfortable circumstances.
  • O. L. CUMMINS is an excellent citizen, in fair circumstances. He has served eight years as township trustee having been elected four times, and was a competent, honest official as his records show.
  • RODNEY JAMES is one of the lively “git up and dust” citizens. In conversation he holds his own remarkably well, and is a boss hand to entertain a crowd. “There are no flies on Rodney.”
  • The ELLIOTTS, TERMANS and ARMOLDS, are very good citizens, honest, conscientious and appreciative, always in readiness to perform a good act. They are old citizens, full of enterprise and activity.

There are many more citizens young and old, to be mentioned, but at present the writer has no facts in relation to their history, but in future they may all receive favorable notice. While canvassing Troy, the writer was fairly and generously treated. When ill treatment was received, I considered the source it came from, like the man "hijacked by a mule" and later on would be told that the "cute kind" were rather slack in mind, so that always healed the wound. So in the future these persons will be charitably treated from the fact that nought else can be expected of them, as they are not responsible for any lack of courtesy. - - W. B. Cassel.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Local News - June 12, 1918

Columbia City Post ~ Wednesday, June 12, 1918
  • Walter Shoop, a brother of Mrs. C. E. Dowell, southwest of this city, is the manager of the new State Bank at Pierceton. He was assistant cashier of the State Bank of Buchanan, Mich., for the past five years. He is 38 years of age and is a bright young man. He has been driving back and forth from the C. E. Dowell home since going to Pierceton, but will move there as soon as he can secure a house. He is the son of the late John Shoop and was reared in this county and is pleased to get back near his old home.
  • Mrs. Edith Ruch is visiting in Toledo, O., with her niece, Mrs. Elmer Matthews and family.
  • Emmit Miller, of Washington township, and Gotleib Kumbarger, also of Washington township, have each bought Dodge Bros. touring cars from the George L. Coleman Dodge Bros. Agency in this city.

Cooper Shop Opens - December 12, 1894

Columbia City Post, Whitley County, Indiana ~ Wednesday, December 12, 1894
The undersigned has started a cooper shop in the room first door south of the Linvill opera house and is prepared to do all kinds of work in his line in the very best manner and at reasonable rates. Charles Stahl.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Forest Items - May 26, 1881

Columbia City Commercial Mail ~ Thursday, May 26, 1881
  • W. H. Swan’s new barn is ready for use.
  • Peter Nix’s barn will soon be completed.
  • Dr. Ihrig of Syracuse, was in our village last week.
  • Peter Bear was seen on our streets last week. He looks natural.
  • Benton Ihrig has built a new side-walk in front of his residence.
  • G. F. Livensparger has purchased a new $23 clarionet.
  • Win Metzler has erected a new wire fence in front of his house.
  • Dyer & Hasty are now engaged in the manufacture of hoops in this place.
  • The string band tunes up occasionally. Go in boys, you are doing well.
  • Quite a number of cords of wood were consumed by fire the other night at Hall’s tile kiln.
  • Mrs. Ihrig’s funeral took place on the 18th inst. She was 81 years old. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Lambert.
  • Some very flowry speeches were made at the school meeting last week. Rather loud accusations were made to start out with.
  • Enos Penn delivered an interesting lecture at the Brandenburg school house a short time ago. His subject was phrenology, which he handled with great ability. He bids fair to become one of the leading lecturers of the north-west.
  • The young gent that went to Kosciusko county had an enjoyable trip; especially coming home. Love, pleasure and business make a very pleasant combination.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Buchelt-Phillips Marriage (1906)

Columbia City Post ~ Wednesday April 25, 1906

Married Tuesday at Ft. Wayne. Mr. Aloysius J. Buchelt and Miss Rosina A. Phillips, both of Ft. Wayne, were united in marriage Tuesday. The bride is well known in this county, being a daughter of Mrs. Catharine Phillips who resided west of this city for years until recently when she removed to Ft. Wayne. The groom is employed as bookkeeper at the electric light works in that city and is highly esteemed by all who know him. Their friends in this county extend congratulations.

Chamberlin-Crowell Marriage (1917)

Columbia City Post ~ Wednesday June 20, 1917

Phil Chamberlin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Chamberlin, of Jefferson township, and Miss Caroline, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Crowell of the same township, were married Monday in Hillsdale, Mich. They are now at home having taken up their residence with the parents of the groom. The bride graduated from the Jefferson Center high school this spring and both she and her husband are highly respected and have hosts of friends.

Local News - April 25, 1906

Columbia City Post ~ Wednesday April 25, 1906

Mrs. W. E. Magley Surprised.
Mrs. W. E. Magley extended invitations to the Lutheran Sunday school class of which she is a member, to come to her home Monday evening, but when the twelve young ladies arrived she was considerably surprised and mystified, as all were masked, making it hard to tell one from the other. To make it still more interesting, Olney B. Clase, of Warsaw, who has charge of the Magley Studio at Churubusco, learned of the plans of the girls and securing a female costume made the thirteenth guest. He mingled with them successfully and was not exposed until all were unmasked. The affair was a very enjoyable one and Mrs. Magley was presented with a silver crumb tray and other useful articles. Refreshments were served and several hours spent in a pleasant social manner.

Kentucky Mushrooms Arrived Tuesday.
O. H. Eisaman who is located at Sebree, Kentucky, sent his family in this city a shipment of mushrooms which arrived Tuesday by express. The edible fungi of Kentucky differ considerably from the common variety in this part of the country. They are similar in shape, except that they are a dozen times larger than our mushrooms and instead of being white, they are of a purple color. They are solid all the way through. he sent twenty pounds of the delicacy to his family and wrote them that they were good to eat and should be prepared just the same as our kind. Several of the big mushrooms weighed over one pound.

Etna Odd Fellows Ten Years Old.
The members of the I. O. O. F. lodge at Etna celebrated their tenth anniversary Saturday night and of the 180 Odd Fellows and Rebekahs present, all enjoyed the occasion to the utmost. Charles Jones, Ambrose Gerkin and John Kiester made appropriate addresses and were enthusiastically applauded. J. Orcutt and Otis Long furnished excellent music on violin and organ, and recitations by Mrs. Nora Kiester, Blanche Kiester, Thelma Fisher, Mary Estlick and Pauline Groves made up an enjoyable program. The supper which was furnished by the Rebekahs, was not the least feature of the evening and when the midnight hour arrived, but little of the feast had survived the attack. The tenth anniversary will ever linger as a pleasant memory to all in attendance.