Source: Steuben Republican Newspaper, 25 Feb 1903, 100 years ago.
February 25, 1903
Births In Angola, IN, 17 Feb 1903 Ralph Max, son of Mr.
Mrs. E. W. Williamson, weight 8 lbs.
Obituaries for Jonas Mountz, Mary Estella Fry, Hannah M. Gilbert
Helmer - A short time ago the three Stiffee brothers, the
Strawser brothers, Len Hovarter and Monroe Shade made an afternoon coon
in Alvin Deetz’s woods, cut a large maple tree and captured two
The sequel will be, the boys must cut the tree into saw logs and stove
Salem Center - A baby girl came to live with C. Ringler and wife
week. The Wood School has been closed the last three weeks on
of mumps. J. D. DeWitt will be a salesman in Leon Freygang’s
buggy house this summer.
Pleasant Lake - Born to Chap Lemmon and wife Monday, February
1903, a daughter. Mrs. Villa Hogle of Butler, visited her sister,
George Weaver last week. Grandma Shaffer moved Monday to the home
her daughter, Mrs. John Crampton. Victor Gilbert has resigned his
as mail carrier and will move upon his fathers farm near Metz.
Lasher attended the lodge of the Ancient Order of Gleaners at Flint,
night and spent Sunday with her aunt Mrs. Wiggins, West of Angola.
Local - David K. Swift of Otsego was a welcome caller at our
last Saturday. He is not well and has not been for a number of
We remember, however, when he was a sprightly lad and played the snare
when Ebenezer Hoadley drilled the militia at Metz before the opening of
Civil War. John Bevington and Dennis Burk were the fifers, Mr.
Eli Burk and William Austin played the snare drums and Colonel Wells
Dow Austin the bass. Mrs. Lauren Smith delightfully entertained
“Jolly Dozen Club” at a 6 o’clock dinner last Friday evening.
The dinner was given in honor of Mrs. Frank Weir, who is to leave in a
days for her home in Chicago. Mrs. Dodge, and Mrs. Chas Harmon
being able to be present, Mrs. Ella Mitchell and Mrs. May Morgan were
to complete the dozen. Mrs. Weir’s name will be placed on the
honorary list, and her place will be filled by Mrs. Lillie Dilworth.
Metz - John Sutton put in a phone for Glida Sickles last
Jacob Sickles of Angola has been visiting here a few days.
Nevada Mills - There was a surprise party for Mary Tubbs
night at the home of her parents. The evening was spent in
flinch and ping-pong. Apples and popcorn were served.
Morse and wife visited with Norman Sims and family Saturday.
Lake Gage - Joseph Butler has been appointed administrator of
Albert McKibben Estate. A sleigh load of Gage young people were
guests of Fremont Bachelor of Nevada Mills Thursday evening.
Nettle Lake - Wm Briner and wife visited last Friday with their
Mrs. Charles Bates. Mrs. Howard Thomas of Angola, came last
to spend a week with her sister Mrs. Emma McClillan. Dan Haley
from the Wood Hospital in Angola, Wednesday, where he submitted to an
on one of his toes. Mrs. Isaac Bartlow and two sons Ira and
with Mrs. Jane Chase, spent Friday at the home of Harvey Bartlow in
Otsego - Mrs. Cass Smith has spent several days near Pleasant
with her mother Maria Vaughn, who is very sick with no hopes of
Fremont - Mrs. Libbie Cable of Fort Wayne is visiting her
Boor. Mrs. Steadman died Thursday morning at the home of her
Mrs. Jay Bronson. Funeral Services were held at the home Monday.
Pleasant View - Mrs. S. U. Doudt is still quite ill. E.
is getting out the timber for his barn. Mrs. Henry Bodie has
her school the week while they are getting settled in their new home.
Hudson - Mr. Langley of Bryon, Ohio has been visiting his uncle
Day and family the past week. Mrs. Ketchum and daughters Bertha
Ada spent Sunday in Pleasant Lake.
Submitted by: Jean Ann Childers