Past Town News

May 14, 1902

Source:  Steuben Republican Newspaper, 14 May 1902.

Orland - Dr. Wilkinson has a new rubber tire carriage.  Frank Lewis of Angola visited his mother Mrs. Nettie Aldrich last Wednesday night.  Celia and Wilma Case are visiting their grandfather, Mr. Swain and family in Coldwater, MI.  Ex-Governor Luce of Coldwater visited his daughter Mrs. John Parker and sister Mrs. Harriet Wilder, the first of the week.  Mr. and Mrs. Gunsenhouser of Newville, visited David Jennings and family a part of last week.  Mrs. Gunsenhouser is a sister of Mrs. Jennings and half sister of Mrs. Obra Lyons and Mrs. Frank Nolan.  Henry Nichols died 10 May 1902 at age about 70 years.

Pleasant Lake - Born Saturday 10 May, to Albert Ulmer and wife, a son.  Mrs. Columbus Miser was called to Kendaville Monday by the death of her mother.  Death of Carl Harpham.

Metz - H. C. Allman and Mattie Gilbert have rented a part of Mrs. William’s house.

Pleasant View -  E. J. Doubt is having his house repainted.  Miss Elga Coleman is staying with her sister Mrs. Jay Ayers of Nevada Mills.  At the farmers phone meeting last week, the following officers were elected: Charles Delancey, president; Mr. Teegardin, vice-president; William Case, secretary; Marvin Butler, treasurer.

Hudson - Samuel Harpham and family attended the funeral of his brothers son at Pleasant Lake, Sunday.  Cretia, Maude, and Paul Failor returned Saturday from a visit with friends at South Milford.  Mrs. Wm. Pair of Kendallville is visiting her parents Dan Teeters and family, north of town.  William Ocker and wife, of Port Huron, MI came Saturday to visit with her parents, J. H. Snyder and wife.

Alvarado - Charles Kepler, the hustler, made a business trip to Toledo, last Saturday.  Gaylord Cary of Angola, visited his brother E. Cary and family, last Sunday.
Page -  Mr. Fetters and wife of near Edon, Ohio were the guests of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Wiser last Sunday.  Uncle Mike Gundrum had the misfortune to lose their only horse.  They have the sympathy of their friend and neighbors.  Mrs. Merry has been in Angola the past week caring for her daughter, Mrs. Ella Wicoff, who is very poorly.

Helmer - Susie Henney of Wolcottville was visiting her sister Mrs. Marvin Leas and others last week. Crooked Lake - Mrs. John Hight and sons of Swanton, Ohio are visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. William Carr.

South Jamestown - O. F. Rakestraw and J. W. Snyder were in the vicinity last week.  Chester Hutchins visited his sister, Mrs. Rathburn of Nevada recently.  Albert Showalter, of Detroit, visited his sister Mrs. Fred Kellogg last week.  William Sheldon, Fred Egleston, Eugene Abramson, Eli Allen and Fred Corey all had Taylor-Wilder telephones put in last week.

Crooked Creek - Mrs. Barbara Beck of Saginaw who was here to attend the funeral of her brother Ertice Eckert has returned to her home.

York - E. B. Johnson, Thomas Hall, Amos Adams,  Myron Deller and Osfall’s farm residences each have telephone connection at York.

Hamilton - Ethel Metcalf of Auburn visited her sister, Mrs. Barton last Sunday.

Nevada Mills - Born to Jay Ayers and wife 10 May 1902, a son and second child.

Salem Center - Grandma Amerman who is visiting with her daughter Mrs. Edson Wilson in Angola is sick having had a slight stroke of paralysis last week.

Local - Monday evening of last week, a young man called at the home of Sophronia Case, just south of Fox Lake and claiming to be a relative, remained overnight.  The next morning while Mrs. Case was out milking, the rogue got up and after stealing $20 from the cupboard, skipped out for parts unknown.  Mrs. Case who unselfishly gives all of her time to the care of her mother-in-law, who is over 90 years of age, cannot afford to lose the money.  Fox Lake is coming to the front this Spring with large fish. Claude Dillingham, of this place, caught a pickerel last Monday that weighed 21 and 1/2 lb. He had a hold of another one which nearly pulled him out of the boat but the fish got away.  Married - 12 May 1902 by James Turley, Justice, Samuel Goeltzenleucher of Edgerton, Ohio to Hattie Rinehart of Steuben County.

Submitted by: Jean Ann Childers