Past Town News

November 21, 1900

Source:  Steuben - Republican Newspaper, Angola, IN 21 November 1900

Crooked Creek

The wedding of P.J. Holmes and Miss Cora Watter was celebrated at the pleasant home of James Watters last Wednesday afternoon.

Crooked Lake

Little Arthur Deforest who has been living with his Uncle and Aunt, Mr.and Mrs.Eli Fast, for the past 18 months has gone to Chesaning, Michigan, where he will live with his Mother.


Mr. Mallory sold his barn to George Light, who moved it on Main St. for a blacksmith shop.


Charley Gleason, who came home from his work, remained for a short visit with his parents.  E.P. Gambee and wife of Clayton, Michigan were the guests of E.G. Melendy and family part of the week.


Theron Somers and wife have gone to Jamestown to live. There was a family reunion at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Brown November 12, that being their fiftieth wedding anniversary. (*More about this anniversary is in a separate article, same paper).


Married at the U. B. parsonage Friday evening November 16, 1900 by Rev. S.P. Koester, Joseph Sewell Jr. to Miss Belle Lemmon.


On Wednesday of this week will occur the marriage of Alfred G. Brugh to Miss Sadie Weamer of this place.

Local and Personal

Milton Bolin has gained 10 pounds in 10 days time. Milt says he don’t know whether it is his crop of whiskers or his appetite that has caused his avoirdupoisto increase.  G. W. McBride and wife who have been visiting their parents, Mr.and Mrs. A. W. Hendry have returned to their home in Grand Haven, Michigan. On the docket for the present term of court are the following divorce cases: Calvin Ramsey vs Alma Ramsey; Hugh B. Loney vs Bertha Loney; Cora B. Rossvs David Ross; Fred Kellogg vs Nora Kellogg; Edith Tabor vs Jesse Tabor.


Amos Mathews, who has been in the soldiers home, is visiting in this vicinity. Mrs. Lizzie Maxwell and son Emmet, visited Sunday with the family of Dr.Goodale.   

Nevada Mills

Perhaps you begin to wonder what has become of Nevada, but everyone around here is so busy and contented since the election that there is nothing much to note but satisfaction.

North Otsego

Ora V. Sickles is teaching school at No.5.  Edson J. Foster, wife and son Paul of East Gilead, Michigan, have come to stop with his parents, John T. Foster and wife, this winter.


Mr. and Mrs. Grear of PA are visiting their parents, Elijah Sanders and wife and other relatives.  A.J. Green died at his home Saturday morning Nov.17,age 54 years. (*Obit. followed)


Harry Raseley of Chicago, is visiting his cousin, Mabel Gundrum. Harvey Bunce’s baby died Nov. 14 at the home of his brother-in-law Thos. Fox.  It was sick only a short time with cholera infantum.

Pleasant Lake

Mrs. Eva L. Sellar, of Marion is visiting the family of Frank Denman.  Amos Vaughn has bought Harvey Knight’s house and lots across the railroad. Robert Hall, Charles Teegardin and Ola McCrew are reported better.

Salem Center

George Wisel is on the sick list.  John Dole has been in poor health the last few days.  Nettie Caris of Angola, is spending a few days with her parents.  Mrs. Arthur Hayward is dangerously sick at the home of her parents Samuel Vanpelt and wife.  Henry Hovarter, of near Helmer, one of Salem Townships oldest residents is near deaths door with rheumatism. Myron Cooley of Fruitport, Michigan and Lucy Ritter of Salem were married last Sunday at the home of Henry Ritter by Rev. Joseph Porter.


Lewis and Will Ireland moved to Jonesville, Michigan last week. Theordore Blatter and Miss Effie Heroy were married last week.  ArthurWilliamson and wife attended the funeral of his sister-in-law, Mrs. C. Williamsonat Angola Last Friday.

Submitted by: Jean Ann Childers