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Submitted by Lucy Funk NEWS FROM THE 1860’S POPULATION OF THE COUNTY 1840 3,000
NEWS FROM THE 1860’S
POPULATION OF THE COUNTY
Above figures were from the Waterloo Press February 18, 1876.
DEMOCRATIC MEEING IN FRANKLIN IN TOWNSHIP
On Saturday, August 10th, 1861, p.m., the Democrats of Franklin Township, DeKalb County, met at Centre School house, in said Township, pursuant to notice given by order of the central committee, when
On motion of Joshua KELLY, Miles WATERMAN was called to the Chair, who briefly explained the object of the meeting. Whereupon, it was moved that a Committee of three be appointed, by the Chair, to select a list of delegates to represent the Township in the Democratic County Convention, which motion prevailed, and the Chair appointed Philip MANN, Sr., Joshua KELLY and Wm. MEESE said committee. This committee, after retiring for consultation, reported the following list of delegates: Andrew BAXTER, M. WATERMAN, J. D. BEARD, Moses A. BUCK, Wm. MEESE, Joshua KELLY, John HAMMOND, Philip MANN, Sr., Jas. M. NORFORD and Thomas Kelly, which report was adopted, and the portions named appointed such delegates. (Preambles and resolutions were adopted)
New Era, August 14 (16) 1861. (Headline states August 14, pages following state 16th)
At a meeting of the DeKalb County Agricultural Society, held at the Court House on the 20th inst., the following officers were elected for the ensuing year, to wit:
W. GRISWOLD, President: Miles WATERMAN, Vice President; T. D. GROSS, Treasurer; J. H. FORD, Secretary.
J. M. CHAMBERLAIN;; Jas. GRISWOLD; Wm. WADSWORTH; M. WATERMAN; John B. PALMER; John TALBOT, H. WILLIS
L. J. HOLMES, Butler Township; C. COOL, Jackson; Rob’t. CULBERTSON. Concord; T. ELLIS, Newville; H. W. HEECKLY, Stafford; P. B. NIMMONS, Wilmington; C. A. O. McCLELLAN, Union Township; L. D. BRITAIN, Richland; W. CHILDS, Fairfield; H. B. SMITH, Smithfield; M. WATERMAN, Franklin; J. C. EVERTS, Troy, Jas. GRISWOLD, Union.
The officers of the Society are all requested to meet at the Court House on Saturday, the 6th of February next, at one o’clock p.m. to appoint awarding committees and transact any other business the interest of the Society may demand
W. GRISWOLD, President
J. R. FORD, Sec’y dated January 30, 1864. From the New Era January 30, 1864
RING THE BELL—A SUGGESTION
Would it not be a good idea for the town council to employ some one who is good "on time," to ring the Court House bell at 6 o’clock in the morning, 12 o’clock at noon and 9 o’clock at night each day excepting Sundays. It would be an advantage to those who have no time piece, and perhaps also to those who have. If the council do not see fit to employ some one to perform the duty, let it be done by subscription from citizens of the town, in an individual capacity. Would it not be a good idea? What say the citizens? Mark us down as a subscriber.
The DeKalb Democrat May 18, 1865.
CEMETERY Nearly all the graves in the old cemetery have been opened, and the remains removed to the new grounds. R. J. LENT had those on his lot removed this week. Waterloo City Press April 23, 1868.
GRANT AND COLFAX CLUB
Pursuant to published call, a number of the Union, men of Waterloo City met at High School Hall, Monday evening, July 20th, 1868.
Hon. F. D. HARTMAN was called to the Chair and B. F. KENNEDY appointed Secretary.
The Chairman stated the object of the meeting to be to effect an organization to work for the Union cause during the coming campaign.
A Constitution was presented and read by the Chair.
On motion, it was decided to adopt said Constitution, with the provision that the Chair appoint a committee of three to revise the same and draft by-laws, and report at the next meeting, at which time they will be acted upon. The Chair appointed as said committee: Gen. BLAIR, P. H. BATESON and A. J. SINCLAIR.
The following officers were elected to hold office for the next two meetings: President, E. D. HARMAN, Vice President, P. H. BATESEU; Secretary, R F. KENNEDY: Treasurer, R. Wes. MCBRIDE.
On Motion, the meeting adjourned to meet on Friday, evening at High School Hall.
E. D. HARTMAN, Chairman
B. F. KENNEDY, Sec’y
Waterloo City Press July 23, 1868.
The following are the officers for the coming term, in the Odd Fellows Lodges of this county.
J. W. RICKEL, N. G.; F. B. JONES V. G.; Dr. G. KEESLAR, Sec.; H. E. ALTENBERG P. Sec.; T. GROSS, Treas., Al. L. ROBBINS, Representative.
W. MCLAUGHLIN, N. G.; J. N. NORFORD V. G.; D. W. MOREHOUSE, SEC., Wm. CARR, P. Sec.; J. T. CHAMPION, Treas., J. B. NASH, Representative
W. H. MOORE,, N. G.; W. C. LOCKHART V. G; R. W. MCBRIDE, SEC. C. HODGES, P. SEC. W. H. SUDLOW, TREAS.; E. B. CUTLER, Representative. Waterloo City Press, October, 15, 1868.
FARM FOR THE POOR WANTED. The Board of Commissioners of DeKalb County propose to purchase a Farm of 150 to 200 acres on which to keep and care for the Poor.
Sealed Proposals of Sale will be received until …
C. HENDERSON, W. MCINTYRE, Daniel GONSER County Commissioners Waterloo City Press January 28, 1869.
The Township Trustee, John C. ST. CLAIR, requests us to give notice that the Union Township Library will heretofore be kept at R. Wes MCBRIDE’S Law Office, in Waterloo City. Mr. MCBRIDE has been appointed Librarian. A free use of the Books by citizens is cordially invited. Waterloo City Press February 10, 1869.
The Weaver House, in Auburn, has come into the hands of the enterprising firm of B. J. WILLIAMS & CO., and has been refitted in first-class style. The new proprietors will give a grand opening Ball on Christmas Eve, in honor of the change. The dancing will be at the Town Hall, and supper will be served at the Weaver House. Music by FORSYTH’S Band, Waterloo City Press February 10, 1869.
NEWVILLE REPUBLICAN CLUB
At a meeting held in the village of Newville on Thursday evening, April 23, for the purpose of forming a Republican Club. W. H. RODAMER was called to the chair, and W. C. MCGONIGAL was appointed Secretary.
After the preliminary business the following officers were elected for the permanent organization:
President, Dwight Moody
Vice Presidents. Dist. No. 1 W. H. RODAMER: Dist. No 2, John H. COBURN; Dist. No 3 N. T. FULLER; Dist. No 4, Lewis BEARD; Dist No. 5. Hugh NELSON
Secretary, John N. COMBS
Corresponding Secretary, W. C. MCGONIGAL
On motion the Executive Committee was elected as follows: Solomon DELONG, W. C. MCGONIGAL, Edward BOLING, Wilson HEADLEY, Daniel DAVIS and Nathan PALMER.
David DENMAN was elected Treasurer
On motion, the Executive Committee was instructed to solicit subscriptions to the Waterloo City Press, and forward the same to the office.
The club adjourned to meet at the Center School House, on Monday eve., April 30, 1868.
Waterloo City Press April 30, 1868
I.O.O.F. The following are the officers elect of Waterloo Lodge No. 221 I.O.O.F. for the term commencing April 1, 1869.
W. C. LOCKHART N. G.
R. Wes McBRIDE V. G.
C. C. HODGES R. S.
J. D. McANULT, P. S.
W. H. SUDOLOW (re-elected)
R. M. LOCKHART, Rep. To G. L.
W. H. MOORE Alternate
Waterloo City Press April 1, 1869
Mr. James Bowman made the purchase of the old fire engine for the town of Waterloo (Waterloo Press June 27, 1907.) The engine was the first hand fire engine ever owned and used by the City of Cleveland, Ohio. It was continued in service there until that city outgrew the hand engine, and then it was sold to Toledo, Ohio, as their first hand engine. It was used in Toledo until that city became large enough to need power engines, and at a time when Waterloo organized the old volunteer fire department, known as Torrent Fire Department NO. 1, a committee from Waterloo went to Toledo and bought the engine from that city. It was brought to Waterloo and kept in active service until the water system was inaugurated. Waterloo Press February 22, 1912)
The fire engine spoken of as having been purchased by the town, arrived yesterday and was placed in the hands of the Fire company
Waterloo City Press March 4, 1869)
Trial of the Fire Engine. For the first time since the Fire Engine was received and placed in the Engine House it was taken out on Saturday, evening by Torrent Company No. 1 to test its qualities. It being the first engine ever owned by the town, considerable interest was awakened among the citizens, and many turned out to witness the trial, curious to know how the machine would conduct itself. The company contains some of the best muscle in the place, and when full uniformed in the red shirts, black pants and caps, prescribed by their by-law, will present a fine appearance and do credit to our town.
The Silver Band turned out in honor of their first appearance, and escorted them up
Wayne street as far as Mr. John SINCLAIR’S residence, and thence back to the cistern near the liberty pole—meantime discoursing sweet strains for the dedication of the crowd lining the sidewalk.
Some of the Town Trustees who had taken a very active part in procuring the engine and hose being discovered amid the crowd were heartily cheered.
The engine was then set and three a 1 ¼ inch stream within a few feet of the top of the liberty pole—and distance of 112 feet. A smaller nozzle being put on, a stream was sent shooting sky-ward far over the venerable old liberty-cap, and breaking into spray fell in a copious shower on about one-fourth acre of upturned faces of excited juveniles, witnessing with open mouths the –to them-novel performance. The result was a sudden cooling of their enthusiasm--demoralization and a hasty an disorderly retreat.
The engine was then removed to the cistern near LENT’S Hotel, and 300 feet of hose attached, through which it threw a five-eighth inch stream for a distance of 180 feet. The trail has fully demonstrated the fact that we have a good engine and the material for the first--class company. The company needs considerable drilling, however, and better discipline’
Several native of the ‘Rural districts were in town when the engine was brought out, and while it was being set for the first time, one of them was heard anxiously enquiring how far the pieces usually flew when "them things busted." Another became very indignant when Foreman Ed. BLATTNER turned his speaking trumpeted toward his saying it was "mighty careless to be put in them things around that way in such a crowd. Some endeavored to appease him by explaining that if the thing did go off it would only be an explosion of harmless gas; but he muttered as he moved out of range that they couldn’t gas him. He had heard of too many people being shot through just such carelessness. Waterloo City Press April 22, 1869
REGISTER OF ELECTORS-WATERLOO CITY PRECINCT.
APRIL 1, 1869 Waterloo City Press
ABBEY Giles T. AMSTUTZ Christian
AMSTUTZ Jacob ASKEY Thomas
AMSTUTZ CHRISTIAN AMSTUTZ JOHN
AMSTUTZ John S. ABBOTT I.
ABBOTT John R. ARTHUR Martin V.
BAXTER Charles K. BASSETT Charles
BLAIR John B. BEVIER William
BOWMAN JAMES BARNHART Solomon
BEST Augustus F BEST James I
BOOZER, James BROWN Jacob, SR.
BLATTNER Edward R. BERRY JAMES
BOYER Jeremiah C BECK Jacob
BEIDLER Frank N BEIDLER John
BEIDLER Solomon BUCKLAND Newell
BACHTEL Henry BARNHART John C
BEUTLER Jacob BEMENDERFER John
BASSETT Sanford BATESON Peter H
BOWMAN Jefferson BUTT John
BOOTS George E BUSS Frederick
BRESSLER Henry L BARNHART David
BLAIR Lewis J BICKEL Frederick
BOHLER William BEARD Byron B
BOWMAN BENJAMIN BRAND Jacob
BARNHART John BARTHOLOMEW H.
COLGROVE H. P. CUTTER Elam B
CROSSEPH Joseph CHAMBERLAIN J. N
CRANE William CLINGMAN Elmus
COE William CROOKS Matthew
CROOKS ROBERT N CROOKS HENRY
CLUTTER Ryan CLUTTER Jonathan
CRAWFORD John T. CAMPBELL Levi
CRAWFORD John COMSTOCK William
CHAPMAN H. T. CRAWFORD R
DICKINSON T. R. DICKINSON Simon
DARBY A. Byron DeLONG Joseph
DeLONG Charles DeLONG Clinton
DeLONG Ebenezer DUSTER Reuben E
DUNCAN James R DANKS Orris
DUCK Simpson DIXON Joseph C
DERR Daniel DUESLER Lorin G
DICKINSON T. Y. DICKINSON S. W.
DOVE William DUCNAN Andrew B
DITTMAN John DEITRICH John W
DENNISON Julius DUNCAN Benj. L
DILLS Spencer DUDLEY George S
DENNISON George D
EICHELBERGER L EDGE Samuel
ETTINGER Reuben ETTINGER William
ECKHARDT George ECKHARDT John
EBERLY Daniel J EBERLY Jonas
EDGERLY Arthur EGNEW William W
FISHER John FISHER Solomon
FISHER Peter FRANK Henry
FRICK George W FRICK George
FRANTZ Christian FRICK Samuel
FRANCIS Frank C FRETZ Jacob
FARRINGTON A S FEAGLER Henry C
FARLEY John FRANZ Christian A
FRANKS John H FRANKLIN John T
GOODWIN Daniel GOODWIN Samuel
GOODWIN David GILLETTE Charles
GILCHRIST Archibald GEORGE Isaac
GARY Noah H GARVER Lewis
GRUETER Moritz GOODWIN Leander
GREENWOOD Henry GROGG John
HAMIL John W HAMIL John C
HALE Amos HALE Marshall
HUBBARD James W HULL Zerah E
HUBBARD H B HOOVER Jacob B
HENKEY Lewis HAGUE Isaac
HEIGHN John HAMILTON Arthur
HORNBERGER Henry HILL Elijah
HUSSELMAN John J HARRIS Morgan
HUSSELMAN Henry HUSSELMAN George
HUSSELMAN Daniel HAMMOND Abraham
HODGES Cyrus C HARTMAN Ezra D
HEILBRUNNER Sam’l HEILBRUNER E
HAMILTON Charles HUYCK John T
HUBBELL Orson J HALL A C
HALE Charles HADSEL Carson
JENKINS William H JACKMAN Adam C
JONES James G JACKMAN Millard
JONES John W. JOHNSON Wesley P
JOHNSTON Silas B JENKINS J. H. M
KENNEDY Benj. F KNOTT Adams
KUHN Jacob KNOTT Henry H
KIMMELL Christian KIPLINGER William
KIMSEY John M KIPLINGER John H
KIMSEY Robert F KROUSE Philip
LONG Benajah B LOCKHART William C
LOCKHART Robt M LOCKHART James
LONG Samuel D LONG Samuel E
LOCK Simon J. LEAS Augustus S
LEAS Obadiah H LEAS Emanuel R
LEAS John, Sr. LYDECKER Harmon
LENT Reuben J. LOCK Thomas
LOUTZENHEISER R LEIB Hiram
LOWER Jacob LOWER Alonzo
LUTZ Samuel LUTZ John
LUTZ Jacob LIVERGOOD Isaac
LIGHTNER Jno sen LINK Solomon
LINK David LIGHTNER John Jn
LENT JOSEPH I LUGENBUHL C
LOWER John LITTELL Levi C
LOEWENSTINE Jacob LEAS Leonard M
MAXWELL William MAXSON John F
MERGY F. G MORELL Philip
MOODY Samuel MORLAN Joseph L
MOORE William H MILLER Samuel
MASON Levi S. MISER John W
MOORE John B MISER Michael
MISER Joseph MISER Frank N
MACARTNEY Wm. MESERVE True W
MORROW James MILLER George W
MATSON James A MILLER Michael
MISER John MISER David D
MISER Solomon MIDDLETON Isaac
MCENTERFER Josiah MCENTERFER Jacob
MCENTERFER A MCCLELLAN C A O
MCENTERFER Sam McBRIDE R Wes
MCCLELLAN Wm. MCCLURE Timothy
MCENTERFER David McENTERFER Anthony
MCENTERFER Dan McENTERFER William
MCANALLY Jas. D MCCLARY Francis F
MCENTERFER A L MCINTYRE Nicholas
OGLE William OSBORN Henry
PATTERSON Robert PLUM Philip
PIATT Edson PEPPLE George
PIATT Lorenzo PATTERSON William
PETERMAN John PRYOR Charles
PENETON William PLUM Joseph
PLUM Alanson PATTERSON John W
RAINIER Samuel RADCLIFFE John F
ROSE Israel RICHARDS Aaron B
RAY John M ROHM William B
RHORABAUGH S ROCKWELL William
RICKEL Samuel R ROHM Henry C
SMITH Daniel STOUGH Solomon
STOUGH J S. SMITH Gabriel
SMITH Oliver SPRIEGEL William
SEGNER George L SINCLAIR John
STROH Daniel SINCLAIR Archibald J
SMITH John Q SINCLAIR John W
SHAFER George S SINCLAIR Robert O
SUDLOW William SINCLAIR Silas W
SHANKS Andrew E SHOEMAKER David A
SHIRTS Albert B SENKPIEL Henry
SHUMAN George STROH Daniel J
STROH William SPIEDLER Nicodemus
SWARTS William ST CLAIR John C
STROH Henry STROH Samuel
SPACHT George STROH Adam
SINN John K SHAFER Abraham
SPENCER Jonathan SHANKS James sen
SHAFER William SANFORD Lyman
STAHL George W SEGUER Thomas
STROH Elias S SHOWALTER Peter J
SMITH Simon SHOAFF Charles sen
SHOAFF Charles Jr. SMITH Oscar
SMITH Abel SMITH William W
SPEERI Isaac SMITH Isaiah
SLENTZ George SCATTERGOODChas. W
SLOANEV John N SLACK William
SWEET Robert T SWARTZ Frank
TILL James TILL Daniel
TILL Levi TILL Richard
TRAIL James TILL Samuel
TAYLOR James B THOMAS George I
THOMAS John H THOMPSON Wm. M
TROUT George W THOMPSON George G.
THOMPSON Ed M
VOSS Charles VANFLEET Garrett B
VINTON SIMEON VINTON David sen
WILLIS Henry WILLIS Frank W
WILLIAMS William WILLARD Leiton R.
WILLARD Jacob WILLIAMSON Norris
WAREHAM George WILLIAMSON Eli Y
WENRICH James WILDASIN Joseph
WALDASIN Eli WINSLOW Joshua U
WOLF George WHERLEY Rudolp
WIDNER Cornelius WHERLEY Adolphus
WIDNER Albertus WALLACE Henry
WARD Thomas A
ZONKER Henry ZWILLING Henry A
ZIRKLE Jonathan ZIMMERMAN Philip
ZIRKLE Elijah ZIMMERMAN Andrew
Waterloo Press April 1, 1869
February 4, 1859. The following is a partial list of subscribers at that date:
R. J. LENT, John RALSTON, John L. KELLER, A. G. ESPY, Abraham HAMMAN, Jacob WILLARD, Joseph I. LENT, Frederick KRUM, Jeremiah JONES, Adam STROH, Henry N. CLARK, John BACHTEL, B. B. LONG, W. MAXWELL, O. A. SMITH, James WOLCOTT, George WOLF, E. B. CUTTER, David FURNEY, James BOWMAN, B. J. CROSSWAIT, John H. SHOEMAKER, Henry ZWILLING, George W. MCCONNELL, Jonas SUMERLOTT, Harrison JONES, John R. WALKER, Geo. FRICK, WILLIAM COX, SAMUEL LONGNECKER, Oris DANKS, Dr. J. HORNBERGER, ISAIAH IMHUFF, Phillip MANN, Adam HAMMOND, O. A. KINGLSEY, G. W. CLOSSON, Orin KEEP, J. BEARD, J. A. RUTAN, Samuel GOODWIN, Dan EBERLY, Rev. E. BARKER, Jacob BACHTEL, Charles REMPIS, Peter MISER, M. WATERMAN, A. BULLARD, Aria Lemon, A. BOYER, Jos. PLUM, L. BRANABERRY, M. CROOKS, C. Bowman, Peter KIPLINGEER, Lesley FISHER (Waterloo Press February 2, 1922)
ELECTION HELD 13 DAY OF OCTOBER, 1868
Supt. Of Public Instruction: John PHILLIPS 1766; Barnabas C. HOBBS, 1708
Clerk of Supreme Court: Noah S. LAROSE 1766; Theodore W. MCCOY 1708
Reporter of Supreme Court: M. A. O. PACKARD 1766, James B. BLACK 1708.
Judge of Court. Com. Pleas: Alexander J. DOUGLASS, 1764, William M. CLAPP 1709
For Sheriff: Jeremiah PLUM 1782, Nathan H. MATTHEWS 1670.
For Recorder: Daniel Z. HOFFMAN 1759, George R. HOFFMAN 1699
For Coroner: George METCALF 1758, Samuel D. LONG 1701
Pros Att’y Common P. Court: William G. CROXTON 1753, Joseph L. MORLAN 1708
For Commissioner: Daniel GONSER 1794, Jeremiah LEWIS 1677
For Land Appraiser: John G. DENCER 1735, Robert CUBERTSON 1715
The Bakery of Jack BECK, on VanVleek street, was entered on Sunday night last, by burglars, and robbed of about forty dollars in money, ten bottles of wine, some cider, all the pies in the show case, besides other articles of value, which were in position for them to get hold of easily. The loss is a serious one to Mr. BECK, and we hope the scoundrels will be detected and made to suffer for their villainy. Waterloo City Press Nov 4, 1869.
T. H. MOONEY, an old resident of Franklin township, in this county, but now living in Andrew county, Missouri, has been here on a visit during the past week. The Waterloo City Press Thursday, Nov. 4, 1869
Proceedings of the Trustees. The Board met in regular session, on Tuesday evening, November 16, 1869 Present Messrs., BOWMAN, WILLIS and MORELL, Absent Messrs., TILL and BUTT. Mr. BOWMAN was chosen President pro tem.
Minutes of previous meeting were read and approved.
The consideration of the petition asking for the extension of Marion street, was postponed until the next regular meeting.
Mr. BUTT tendered his resignation, as Trustee from the 5thWard, which was accepted.
Mr. BOWMAN was then chosen President of the Board, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Mr. BUTT
Bill of BAXTER & KENNEDY of $15, for advertising was presented and allowed
Bill of J. B. MOORE of $20, for repairing Fire Engine, presented, and on motion laid over until next regular meeting
On motion, adjourned. James BOWMAN, President
HB. F. KENNEDY, Clerk.
Resigned As will be seen by the proceedings of the Town Board, Mr. John BUTT has resigned the office of TRUSTEE from the 5th Ward, a position he has held for the last eighteen months. That Mr. BUTT made an efficient and popular officer was evident from the fact that he was unanimously re-elected, on the expiration of his first term, last Spring. During the past six months he has been President of the Board. Since taking possession of LENT’S Hotel, his time has been so completely occupied with private business that he was unable to give that attention to his official duties which he thought their importance required, and therefore resigned. The vacancy in the Board has not yet been filled. Mr. James BOWMAN, of the 2nd Ward, has been chosen President of the Board. Waterloo City Press Thursday Nov 18. 1869
At the regular communications of Waterloo City, Lodge NO. 307, F. & A. M., held last night, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year. R. Wes MCBRIDE, W. M.; Jacob KAHN S. W.; S. Z. DICKINSON J.W.; Ed. R. BLATTNER S. C. BASSETT, T. Simeon VINTON S. D; T. A. Ward, J. D. S. E. LONG and J. W. SINCLAIR were appointed Stewards. The Waterloo City Press December 16, 1869.
Sheriff John N. MILLER received 99 votes, Timothy MCCLURE 15, and Wm. K. STRAICH 2. Mr. MILLER having received a majority of the whole number of votes was declared nominated. New Era April 22, 1860.
Dr. A. LARIMORE has our thanks for a basket of nice melons-New Era August 22, 1860
Those wishing medals, charts, etc. of the different Presidential Candidates can be supplied by applying to H. KNAPP, Esq. of Corunna. New Era August 22, 1860
THE LADIES BANNER
At the end of the procession at Waterloo, on last Thursday, was carried the most beautiful banner we have ever seen in this part of the country. It was made and owned by Mrs. M. F. PIERCE—was of the finest material, and of the most exquisite workmanship, and displayed the fine taste of that lady. The ladies are all DOUGLAS democrats this year, and their influence will have a telling effect on the election in the fall. New Era August 22, 1861
Mr. BRUNER"S son is reported very sick in hospital, and will probably be brought home. The best thing that they can do for the sick soldiers is to send them to their friends as soon as they can be transported. The Press January 2, 1863
Notice. Whereas, my wife, Catherine, has left my bed and board, without just cause or provocation, I warn all persons against trusting or harboring her on my account, as I shall pay no debts of her contracting after this date. John BOWER, Smithfield, DeKalb Co., Ind. January 28, 1863. The Press (Waterloo) January 30, 1863.
Mr. Miles WATERMAN, Representative from this county to the Legislature passed through the town last Wednesday on his way home from Indianapolis. The New Era March 14, 1863.
Notice is hereby given that my wife Margaret has left my bed and board without any just cause or provocation. All persons therefore are hereby forbid trusting or harboring her on my account, as I will pay no debts of her contraction after the date of this notice. Samuel C. WEAVER. Dated December 5, 1863 New Era December 5, 1863
We are pleased to learn of the promotion of Leut. E. J. SHERLOCK of Co A. 100th Reg. to that of Captain. DeKalb Democrat January 13, 1865.
Two young men whose names we have not yet learned but suppose to be the persons who stole two horses from Mr. Isaac JONES near this place last July or August were this week arrested near Bucyrus, Ohio brought to this place and lodged in our county jail on Wednesday evening. They will have their preliminary examination before Justice Berry to-day. DeKalb Democrat January 27, 1865
The young men, Jacob REIDLE and Jacob FRICHNEL, who were arrested as stated last week near Bucyrus, Ohio, as the supposed parties who took Isaac JONSES’ horses last summer, were acquitted in the preliminary examination they had before Esq. LONG at Waterloo. Messers BEST and WERDAN for the State, and A. M. JACKSON and B. MORRISON for the defendants. DeKalb Democrat February 31, 1865.
Notice- whereas, my daughter Emeline, having left her home without any provocation this, is to warn all person from trusting her on my account, as I will pay no debts of her contraction. Wilmington Township. DeKalb County by William Funk. Dated April 18, 1866 DeKalb Democrat April 26, 1866
Notice – Whereas, my wife, Martena, has left my residence without cause or provocation, all persons are hereby warned against trusting her on my account, as I will not pay any debts of her contracting. Fairfield Township, DeKalb Co., Indiana by David A. WILEY. DeKalb Democrat April 26, 1866.
Mr. A. HALE has just returned from a visit to Iowa Waterloo Press April 9, 1868
The City Hotel has been leased by Mr. HOMAN of Fremont, Ohio Waterloo Press, April 9, 1868
P. MORELL is resolved to outshine all former efforts with Boot & Shoe Business. Waterloo Press April 9, 1868
George L. SEGUR has received a new lot of sewing materials Waterloo Press April 9, 1868
D. FLOYD has moved back to this place, from the west, where he has resided for a year past. Waterloo City Press April 16, 1868.
Nearly all the graves in the old cemetery have been opened, and the remains removed to the new grounds. R. J. LENT have those on his lot removed this week. Waterloo City Press April 23, 1868
James HUBBARD was thrown from a wagon, last week, in this place, and severely injured. :His face, was cut and arm bruised.
A new Soda Fountain has been opened in town, at E. R. LEAS’S Drug Store. Waterloo Press June 4, 1868
On Tuesday, Mr. APPLEBY’S little son, aged four years, fell into Cedar Creek, near the Uniontown bridges and was carried down stream about 15 rods before he was rescued. As soon as he was taken from the water, the body was rolled about, and restoration administered, which brought him to in a few minutes. The little fellow was playing on a log overhanging the stream when he fell; and some children playing nearby, gave the alarm; so that he was not in the water more than five minutes. Waterloo Press June 4, 1868.
G. W. TROUT has become fairly settled in his new store, with his new sign. If anyone can get up a new building, move into it and be ready for business quicker than George has, we would like to see it tried. Waterloo Press June 4, 1868
We are informed that Finley MCFADDEN, who recently went from Smithfield in this county to Missouri has met with a terrible accident. He fell from a scaffold in a building and broke his arm and several of his ribs. Waterloo Press June 11, 1868
Hon R. M. LOCKHART has placed a very fine fence around his premises on Union Street. Waterloo Press July 2, 1868
Gen. HULL has come back to Waterloo City, with a large stock of supplies. Waterloo Press July 2, 1868.
Major SPROTT of Auburn named as candidate for Congress. Waterloo Press July 2, 1868
Mr. H. B. HUBBARD met with a serious accident,----on Monday. A ----upon which he was standing, fell and the timbers bruised his side and back. Waterloo Press July 2, 1868.
Mr. EDITOR- Please announce the name of Major Noyce COATES as a candidate for State Senator, subject to the decision of the Republican District. Convention, and oblige Newville, Concord, Stafford, Wilmington and Troy Township Waterloo Press May 21, 1868.
Candidates for Sheriff. A. W. McMILLEN (from July 2, 1868 Waterloo Press) John A. MCKAY, Henry E. ALTENBURG (was a private in the Civil War), N. H. MATHEWS, Esq. Waterloo Press July 9, 1868.
Dr. J. J. HOOPINGARNER has been appointed P.M. at Jarvis, Mr. ROGERS removed for loyalty. Waterloo City Press July 16, 1868.
Information wanted. On Tuesday July 21st, Amanda GARLOCK, left her home near Evansport, Defiance County, Ohio, since which time she has not been heard from. She was in a calico dress, and calico sun bonnet. She is a large sized woman, about 25 years old. She is not in her right mind, and has a slight impediment in her speech. Any information concerning her whereabouts will be thankfully received by Wm. GARLOCK or Daniel FRANK, Bryan, Ohio Waterloo City Press August 6, 1868.
Waterloo City Press July 9, 1868
A few days since Mr. HEIST and Mr. GIBSON, of Richland township, while riding in a buggy, had a narrow escape. While waiting at the Railroad crossing for a train to pass, the horse suddenly dashed upon the track which the buggy, ahead of the engine, and ran for a short distance, but was overtaken by the iron-horse, which knocked buggy, horse and riders into the ditch. Mr. HEIST was unhurt, but Mr. GIBSON was badly bruised. Waterloo City Press August 6, 1868.
An exciting time was had yesterday morning, in our town. Several families having suddenly become sick, immediately after breakfast. The explanation was found in the fact that belladonna had been put into the sausage at the market, in mistake for sage. Fortunately it was discovered before much of the meat was sold, or the consequences might have been very serious. From Waterloo City Press August 6, 1868. (belladonna is also known as "deadly nightshade. It is an atropine powder and used to treat asthma, colic and hyperacidity.)
We learn that the Council have in contemplation the purchase of a fire-engine or some other apparatus for extinguishing fires. It is quite time our town was in possession of such conveniences. Waterloo City Press September 3, 1868.
The musicians of Waterloo City have organized a Band, and their new Silver instruments came to hand on Monday. The enterprise has been in progress for sometime; but those engage in it did with publicity until satisfactory arrangements could be made. Now, whoever, we are able to announce that the Waterloo City Silver Band is a permanent institution, composed of some of the best musical talent in the State, and after a few weeks rehearsal, we expect to hear "Hail Columbia: and "Yankee Doodle" rendered in the best style upon our streets by home musicians. The following person compose the Band. H. GREENWOOD, A. EDGERLY, S. E. LONG, W. MOWER, C. HODGES, J. BECK, J. KINSEY, F. KINSEY ,J. E. SINN, R. TILL, E. TILL, I. R. WILARD, C. HAMILTON, Waterloo City Press September 24, 1868.
DeKalb county is losing many of her old citizens, who are moving west. Among them are L. N. DOTY, Geo. JACKSON, T. H. MOONEY, H. J. SALANDER, P. M. HAUGHEY, and others. Waterloo City Press September 24, 1868.
Dr. J. C. HENDRICKS, of Des Moines, Iowa, is now on a visit to his old friends, looking, hale and hearty.
Adam SHULL, of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa is in town, visiting old acquaintances. Waterloo City has a mighty strong attraction for Adam; so the girls say.
A. D. HEINSTREET, has just returned from a western tour of several months duration. He rather likes the looks of the undeveloped empire. From the Waterloo Press October 8, 1868.
Dr. FARRINGTON will please accept the thanks of the Press office for a basket of very fine peaches.
Charlie RADCLIFFE, of Mentor, Ohio, has also sent us a crate of splendid peaches, for which he has our thanks. Waterloo Press October 8, 1868
Mr. J. HALLETT sends his present to the printers –some fine apples- thank you. Waterloo Press October 8, 1868
Rev. Edward BARKER has our thanks for some nice eating apples. The typos (typed as in paper) know well how to appreciate such gifts. Waterloo Press October 8, 1868
Dr. DARBY takes the second premium on large sweet potatoes. Waterloo Press October 8, 1868
Mr. John BEIDELER has left three peaches at our office, that measure 8 3/8 inches each in circumference. From Waterloo Press October 2, 1868
Mr. L. N. DOTY, formerly of Smithfield IND. Writes us from Livingston, Iowa, that he is fairly settled on his new farm, and begins to feel at home, of course, he next wants news from the old home, and we are requested to forward the Press. Waterloo City Press October 19, 1868
John LEAS, Jr. and James STEARN Esq., have sold their farms and are coming to reside here. Our citizens all extend them a hearty welcome. Waterloo City Press October 22, 1868.
We have been shown a letter from F. M. HAUGHEY, formerly of Smithfield, DeKalb County, now Arbor Hill, Adair County, Iowa. He writes encouragingly and says he well suits his new home. Waterloo City Press October 22, 1868.
Two more of our friends have done the most sensible act man ever does in his life. Hon. Hartman and H. P. COLGROVE have each taken a wife, and we wish all may never be disappointed except in being more happy than they hoped for. Waterloo City Press October 22, 1868.
Odd Fellows throughout the country are advised to beware of a man calling himself W. B. SMITH of Claysville, Washington county, Pennsylvania, and claiming to be a member of Friendship Lodge 285 I.O.O.F, located at Claysville.
There is no such Lodge in existence and this man SMITH is one, of the vilest of scoundrels who has for months traveled through the West, working on the sympathies of Odd Fellows by plausible and well told lies, and has thereby succeeded in swindling scores of our credulous and tender hearted brethren of the friendly Order. Waterloo City Press October 22, 1868.
E. HIGBY, will commence the publication of a Newspaper in Butler next week. Its title we have not learned. Waterloo City Press November 26, 1868
The members of the Waterloo City Silver Band, wish to return their thanks to Miss Mary ROBY, for some excellent music given them by her, arranged for the Band. Waterloo City Press November 12, 1868.
John C. WOLF formerly of this place, writes from Nebraska, ordering the Press. He is at Ashland, Nebraska and give a good account of the country. Mr. GRISWOLD and Mr. WAKEFIELD, late of Angola, had arrive there with their families. Mr. WOLF’S little girl died a few weeks ago. Waterloo City Press November 19 1868.
A new Grocery Store has been started by Mr. M. GRUETER, in the north end of town. The people in that locality have long felt the need of the convenience of such an establishment, and although commenced on a small scale, Mr. G. hopes to be able to increase his stock of family Groceries to meet the demands of the liberal patronage he solicits. Waterloo City Press December 24, 1868.
To all Whom it May Concern: The person heretofore known as John HIGH, will be known as such no more. Therefore, I refuse to answer to it, upon any summons whatever, but I answer to the name of John A. LANGLEY Dated February 1869. Waterloo City Press February 10, 1869
On Tuesday evening, last, the farm residence of Mrs. Dills, near Spencerville in this county, was entirely consumed by fire. We have not heard the particulars, as to the amount of the loss or how the fire originated. DeKalb Democrat to the Waterloo City Press February 25, 1869.
On Tuesday morning last our citizens were surprised to learn that Cyrus C. HODGES, a man with a family, living at the north end of Washington street, where he was engaged in the Coopering business, has ran away with the wife of his cousin, who was employed in the shop by him. He was supposed to be doing a good business and was well situated, which readers his conduct in the matter the more unaccountable. On inquiry, it was found that he had drawn in all the money he had on deposit in the place and made arrangements to go well prepared. He left behind him a wife and two young children, who it is not hard to imagine, will be better off without such a husband and father. The guilty woman, also, left behind one child, to the care of her now disconsolate husband. Whither they have gone, no one knows, but they will certainly find, as all others have who have committed like acts that "the way of the transgressor is hard." Waterloo City Press July 29, 1869.
R. O. & S. W. SINCLAIR recently left here, bond for Sac City, Iowa, where they will engage in the hardware trade and farming. They are energetic and industrious young men an will prove a valuable addition to the business interests of the place in which they reside. Waterloo City Press April 29, 1869
T. H. MOONEY, an old resident of Franklin Township, in this county, but now living in Andrew County, Missouri, has been back on a visit during the past week. Waterloo City Press November 4, 1869
William ROCKWELL has sold his farm, two miles east of this place to John LEIGHTNER, and will remove to the west in a few weeks. He will sell his personal property at auction on the 10th instant.
State of Indiana on the relation of Sarah PROSSER vs. George B. RALSTON regarding Bastardy. It appearing by affidavit now on file in the office of the Clerk of Common Pleas Court of DeKalb County, Indiana that the above named defendant, is not a resident of the State of Indiana. Notice is therefore hereby given to said defendant of the filing and pendancy of said complaint, and that unless he appear at the next term of said Court and answer thereto, the same will be heard and terminated in his absence . The New Era December 13, 1863.
(Re: Commissioners Records) (note: underlined if unable to read)
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Annual Elections 1864
Monday May 2nd 1864 of the Board of Trustees of the incorporated town of Auburn,
DeKalb County, Indiana, met at the Recorders office in said town of Auburn pursuant to
law. Present Willis Griswold , T.D. Gross, D. W. Altenburg, N. Griswold was duly elected * _____ of the election and Messrs. Altenburg and Gross, Judges and Benj. Plumb, Clerk and J. B. Brinkerhoff assistant Clerk.
VOTERS NAMES: 1.Geo Brandt 2. John L. Davis 3. John Butt 4. Harrison Jones 5. J.
N. Chamberlain 6. J. B. Morrison 7. Frederick Raut 8. Henry Wertenslaber 9. Jonathan
Hall 10. Wm.Valeau 11. Nehemiah Squires 12. Samuel Wise 13. Geo Barney 14.
Frederick Buss 15. Franklin Jones 16. G. T. Dewey 17. Wm H. Dills 18, S. D. Long
19. G. W. Stahl 20. Hiram Griswold 21. D. W. Altenburg 22. T. R. Dickinson 23.
Russel Bumpus 24. J. C. Loveland 25. Michael Long 26. S. M. Sprott 27. John Bolinger
28.Hugh Watt 29. Lewis G_obert 30. C. S. Hare 31. Wm. Sands 32. John A. Shook 33.
George S. McCord 34. Charles Hlotz 35. J.J. Latson 36. Frederick Draggoo 37. Christian
Schrader 38. Philip Fluk 39. Robert Showers 40. Washington Bowers 41. Joseph Garner
42. John B. Palmer 43. Uriah Johnson 44. Neman Helmuth 45. E. B. Mott 46. John
Ralston 47. A. S. Lease 48. J. H. Ford 49. James Griswold 50. Samuel Ford 51. Charles
McClean 52. Fredrick Carter 53. John Slifer 54. Henry Cloy 55. Henry H. Cloy 56. Wm.
McMullen 57. Ferdans Helmuth 58. A. M. Canon 59. John Link 60, W. A. Lowry 61.
Lewis Palmer 62. George Keesler 63. Edward Eldridge 64. A. J. Ralston 65. Thomas
Balduck 66. Thomas Tinney 67. Joseph David 68. S. W. Ralston 69. John Harris 70.
Emanuel Helbroner 71. William M. Andrews 72. Charles Rout 73. Andrew Larimore 74. J. W. Leas 75. J. D. Davis 76. A. J. Lyttle 77. A. B. Brinkerhoff 78. Lewis Bowers 79.
John Whitington 80. Aron Wolf 81. O. H. Davis 82. Alanson Plum 83. Augustus Mead
84. Jacob Hahn 85. Emanuel Leapold 86. Joseph Hursh 87. Guy Plum 88. Charles Fox
89. Willis Griswold 90. George Waggoner 91. Charles Raut 92. T. D. Groh 93. Anthony
Meyer 94. E. Nevey 95. A. Zern