Sunday, December 28, 2008

Local News (1917)

Columbia City Post ~ Wednesday, April 11, 1917

B. J. Bloom Appointed Special Judge.
Attorney B. J. Bloom has been appointed as special judge to hear the case of the remonstrators versus the petitioners for the Nix ditch. The appointment came when R. A. Kaufman and others petitioned for a change of judge to hear the case. The court named three men, F. E. Bowser, of Warsaw, F. P. Bothwell, of Ligonier, and B. J. Bloom. Each side was privileged to strike off one name. The remonstrators struck off Bowser and the petitioners struck off Bothwell.

John Shaw Dead in Roswell, N. M.
John Shaw, a former resident of Union township, this county, died at his home in Roswell, N. M., last Friday and was buried there Sunday. The word of his death came to Earl Rummell at Arcola, Mr. Rummell being a nephew. The deceased was a half-brother of Charles Shaw, former trustee of Union township, his father being William Shaw. John Shaw was engaged in the cattle business in the southwest for a number of years and owned a large ranch there. Later he entered in the banking business and was the president of a Roswell bank at the time of his death. He left no children and was about 70 years of age.

Court Notes.
Elisha Swan, of Laud, has made application for the appointment of a guardian for his wife, Eleanore Swan.

Court Notes.
The case of William Watkins, et al, versus T. Fred Hipekin, filed with the County Clerk Otis Plattner Saturday afternoon, came here on a change of venue from Kosciusko county is a suit to foreclose a mechanic's lien.

Mrs. Pence Recovers Sight of Injured Eye.
Mrs. H. F. Keeney returned from Pine Village Friday evening where she had been for the past three weeks assisting in the care of her daughter, Mrs. Pence, who came near losing the sight of one eye which came in contact with a hot curling iron. Mrs. Pence has about recovered from the injury and the sight of the eye is fully restored. On the way home Mrs. Keeney met Virgil Morgan at Logansport, and she says he continues to wear the same old smile he wore while a Daily Post boy. He sent word to this office that he is "on the job every day" and is getting along fine.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tombstone Tuesday :: Ann Waidalich

Scott-Keister Cemetery, Etna-Troy Township, Whitley County, Indiana

ANN / Wife of / CHRISTIAN D. WAIDALICH / Daughter of / H. & P. MOORE / Died July 5, 1852 / Ag'd 26 Ys. 6 Ms. 10 Ds.

According to the GSWC Cemetery Transcriptions, her husband Christian Waidlich is buried in the Masonic Section of Greenhill Cemetery along with his second wife and son William.

Counties of Whitley and Noble, Indiana
Weston A. Goodspeed and Charles Blanchard, Editors
Chicago: F. A. Battey & Co., Publishers, 1882

Christian D. Waidlich was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, December 12, 1824, and is one of twelve children born to John D. and Mary Waidlich, who lived and died in Germany. The father was a very prominent and highly educated man, for many years in the employ of the German government as professor in educational matters, respected and esteemed by all. He died in 1854 or 1855, and his widow died in 1862. Both were devoted members of the Lutheran Church.

Christian D. is the third son of his parents; was educated and learned the cabinet-maker's trade in his native country. His eldest brother, a blacksmith, came to America in 1840, and wrote home such glowing descriptions of the country that Christian and his brother were induced to emigrate in the spring of 1842, being thirty-six days on the ocean. They landed in New York, and from there went to Franklin County, Penn., where Christian engaged in carpentering until 1845, when he decided to go West and located in Columbia City, where he worked at his trade until 1856, when he entered into a partnership in the dry goods and grocery business; he has since his arrival been actively identified with the business interests of the city, and from a penniless boy has raised himself to a position of influence and wealth; at present he is a stock-owner of the Eel River Woolen Mills, of which corporation he is Vice President.

Since the war, Mr. Waidlich has been a Republican, and has filled the office of Town Trustee at different times. He is a member of the I. O. O. F., also the O. F. Encampment. He was married in 1847 to Ann Moore. In the summer of 1852, she passed away, leaving two children - William H. (deceased) and Mary E., now Mrs. Harley. Mr. Waidlich was again married, in 1864, to Mrs. Elizabeth (Myers) Bixby, who is yet living. Both Mr. and Mrs. W. are members of the Lutheran Church.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Local News (1917)

Columbia City Post ~ Saturday, May 12, 1917
  • John Raupfer has accepted a position at the Rossman & Wunderlich hardware store.
  • Levi E. Plattner, of Cleveland township, father of County Clerk Otis Plattner, is suffering from rheumatism and kidney trouble.
  • The Tuttle flouring mills have purchased a Ford truck of the H. M. Miller agency.
  • Surprised Their Husbands. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Huff, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bollinger, Mrs. George Leininger, Mrs. Ed Binder and Miss Hilda Grund motored to Kokomo Wednesday morning leaving this city after the Knights Templar had departed. Upon arriving in Kokomo the party joined Mr. Binder, Leininger and Compton and the day was spent in a delightful manner. The ladies went to Kokomo without having informed their husbands of their intentions and they were taken by surprise.
  • The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Nix, of Washington township, is suffering with cholera infantum Dr. White is attending the child.
  • Mrs. Sarah Hively, formerly of this place, who lives with her son, Albert, at Upland, is visiting friends in the vicinity of Laud.