|The excerpts below are from The Caldwell Citizens
Press. Italicized text in brackets
represents the comments of the editor of www.fuldaohio.org.
13 Jan 1881
M. Aldenhoven, who has taught at Fulda during the past six years
has secured a position in Pittsburgh as a clerk in a store and
will remove with his family to that city next Monday
A little child of Mr. McBride, blacksmith at Colorado [also
known as Rado or Rado Ridge, in Noble County] a few days
ago, was so terribly burned by its clothing catching fire that
it died the next day.
The R. R. engineering corps have been operating and looking out
a road bed here, but I guess it was only done to arouse a
railroad fever. In this they will be disappointed.
The farmers here have no idea that it will be built among our
On the second day of the new year, died one of the most
exemplary members of the Catholic population of this
neighborhood, Mrs. Joseph Michael, Sr.
Forty-five years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Michael left Germany
and came to this county. Settling
first at Wheeling, where they labored a few years,. Having saved a few dollars, they came to this place [Fulda]
and found it a wild place indeed, no road, no house, no
cultivated land. They
set to work, being young and strong they soon changed the
appearance of things. By industry, sobriety, and economy they
not only secured the necessaries of life but accumulated
property until they became among the wealthiest citizens of
Recently the husband, Joseph Michel, was prostrated with
an incurable disease and his wife nursed him with surpassing
care and tenderness; (their children are all married and
removed) until her strength gave way on the last day of the
year. She suffered
terribly until death relieved her.
She was buried on the 4th according to the
rites of the Church to which she belonged.
The entire congregation assembled at the funeral
husband survived her but a few days.
He died on the 7th and was buried on Sunday
20 Jan 1881
The grave of Jos. Michael had hardly been covered when the bell
of the Catholic Church tolled the death of Magnus Hohman.
For the last year he was very feeble and his decrease was not
unexpected. About forty years ago he left the land of his birth
and came to this country. He spent most of his life at
Wheeling. When his children left him his brother John [Sebastian]
brought him to this place. By the failure of the latter,
Magnus lost about all he had saved. It was proposed for
him to go with his brother to Kansas but he chose rather to
remain with his niece and her husband. He was buried last
Friday from the Catholic Church.
On the sick list, Mrs. Schoeppner [Elizabeth Miller
Schoeppner], with Rheumatism. She had well nigh
recovered, but by her exposure too soon after,
Boys returning from school would do well to be more careful
about the use of knives, the law may teach them a
Over a dozen girls find employment in Ehlerman's tobacco
27 Jan 1881
| A CARD
FULDA, O., Jan 22nd -- In reply to Magnus Webber's card in [The
Caldwell] Republican of last week, I wish to state that I had
nothing to do with the stone work or chimneys. I did the
carpenter work only, and have the order of the building
committee for my pay for the same. They accepted the job as I
completed it and I expect my pay at the proper time.
10 Feb 1881
Thursday Frank Singer was married to Lena Hartman at the
Catholic Church here.
Sailing has sold his farm to H. T. Miller for $650; he intends
to buy in Elk township [Harriettsville].
people of this neighborhood like to see the news of this place
in the paper, but no one will write down, now the best way to
have it published is to let "Fulda" know the
Ebert has sold his farm to [son-in-law] Frank Testaid [Estadt]
for $1900. Mrs. Schneider who lives on the farm now will
move to Pittsburgh in a few weeks. [Mrs. Schneider was
Frank Ebert's daughter, Barbara Ebert Schneider, widow of John
Schneider.] Also Mrs. Jo. Singer has sold to John
on the 2nd, a daughter to Phillip and Catherine Schell. On
the 4th, a son to August and Barbara Dumerling.
17 Mar 1881
|[There are at least five possible George
Burkharts. However, it is believed that only one was a parishioner
of St. Mary's in the early 1880s. That was George Burkhart
(b. 1851), son of David Theobald Burkhart and Catherine Fox.]
examination of Geo. Burkhart charged by Geo. Hupp with Grand
Larceny resulted in the acquittal of the accused. The
trial was heard before Mayor Archer, in the Court House.
Chamber & Gibbs appeared for the State and Belford &
Okey for defendant. A great many witnesses were examined
and a large number of persons attended the trial.
[Below appeared in the "Fulda Locals" column.]
Kluber requested me to express his thanks to Wm. C. Okey, Esq.,
for courtesy shown him during the trial of G.
regard the anger of Geo. Hupp as unreasonable, on the account of
the dismissal of Burkhard by Mayor Archer. He should not
abuse the testimony of the 'Dutch.' If Rev. Kluber knew
him as well as he does Burkhart, he would have said the same in
his favor. Justice does not look at a man's religion, but
at his honesty. Whatever Rev. Kluber said of Burkhart was
not said because he belongs to his congregation, but because he
knows him from boyhood.
the sick list, Mrs. Elizabeth Brahler is in a very critical
condition. Miss Eleanor Weisend of typhoid fever, also
Miss Flora Craft.
24 Mar 1881
Ruppel is putting a wire fence about his town property. He
thinks people should use the road.
Hepner bought a town lot of George Kress. He will build a
dwelling house and remove to it at once. He is a cooper by
Semmons sold his property to W. Johanning for $600, with the
right to occupy it until 1883. A few days afterward, the
purchaser sold it to N. Schad for $620.
31 Mar 1881
ticket nominated in this township last Saturday is as follows:
Trustees, John Hoffman, E. Polling, and D.L. Sanford; Clerk, J.B.
Arnold; Assessor, John Brahler; Treasurer, Wm. Manifold;
Constables, J.W. Ball, F. Singer.
On the sick list, F. Fuches.
Births: on the 21st, to Leonard and Mary Muller, a daughter; to
Joseph and Elizabeth Wehner [Warner], a son; on the 24th, to
Henry and Rosina Dimmerling, a son.
12 May 1881
appearance of the Deputy Sheriff around here [Fulda]
during the sitting of the Grand Jury, raised a great excitement
in this place, and although about ten witnesses were summoned,
nobody could find any complaint against the saloon
keepers. This shows that they obey the
sale of the property of Ed. Warner to John Hall was
annuled, the latter failing in the first payment. [John
Hall died later that year.]
Deller who lives at Columbus came home on a visit to her
parents. [her mother Eva and step-father George Heppner].
Gerst of Marietta is visiting her
-- To Peter Craft and wife [Martina Schmitt Craft] -- a
Schad was married on Thursday morning to Margareth Tarkel
[Yeagle] by Rev. Kluber.
25 Aug 1881
Werner has removed to Athens county. -- Mrs. Eve Kluber
and Mr. Ehlerman intend to sell out [their stores], that
is, if they get their price. -- John Ruppel
and family, of Washington county recently spent a few days with
their parents here. -- Peter Ruppel sold some town lots to
Peter Schad [Schott] at $90 an acre.
week our school closed, but the people raised funds to continue
the school till the next regular term opens.
Stei and her little brother, relatives of Peter Noll, of Stock
township, arrived last week from Bavaria and are making their
home with their uncle.
-- A daughter [Maria Anna] to John and Eva [Hill]
Michel. -- A daughter [Mary] to Joseph and Margaret
Kluber held service last Sunday at St. Michael's church, his
instruction was on Holy Mass. On Monday he went on a day's
recreation to visit his nephew, Rev. Fladung, of Churchtown.
1 Sep 1881
long-expected rain has not come yet; the fields around here are
almost burned up, the crop of tobacco will be very short, corn
will not yield one-third as much as last season. Threshing
is about all done.
Arnold has gone to Ozark, Monroe county to visit his
brother. [There are two possible John Arnolds: 1) John
B. Arnold (age 47), and 2) his son, John A. Arnold (age 23).]
10 Nov 1881
was the day on which Catholics visited the graves of their
deceased friends. A long procession moved from the Church
here to the cemetery; also at St. Michaels the graves were
visited, the members were accompanied by the Priest.
Thursday was observed by the Catholics as a holy
Mohler [Elizabeth Schaub Mehler, age 40] went to Wheeling
to get a tumor removed from her throat. The operation was
successfully performed and she is doing well. Also,
Mrs. Schafer and her daughter went to Wheeling for
treatment for the daughter for a like affliction. [There
are three possible Mrs. Schafers: 1) Elizabeth Ebert Schafer
(age 39), who had two daughters under the age of 6 in 1881, 2)
Elizabeth Herbst Schafer (age 43) who had at least three living
daughters all under the age of 20 , or 3) Flora Liebold Schafer
(age 48) who had four daughters under the age of 25 in 1881.]
venerable John Block died recently. He was one of the first
settlers of this part and was blind for the last thirty years.
His funeral took place from the Catholic church.
15 Dec 1881
Kluber last week visited our school and, as he says, was very
well pleased with both departments. In the German is an
enrollment of about one hundred scholars, and in the English
about thirty, under the supervision of Miss Wilhelmina
29 Dec 1881
John Herbert [Herbst] recently lost a valuable
N. Sorg, widower, returned from Pittsburgh with a life partner.
Henry Saling, who followed the same course, last week, bought a
farm in Washington county near Hohman's P.O.
At the raising of a frame barn at Philip Muller's, Henry Crock
was badly hurt, one bent coming down upon him. On account
of the intense pain he suffers physicians are as yet unable to
ascertain the extent of his injuries.
A very devilish trick was played on a horse belonging to Sebast.
Hile. Jacob Singer drove this animal with one of his own
to Harrietsville, accepting the kind invitation of Esq.
Smithberger, he remained with him over night, and the next
morning it was discovered that some fiend had cut off the
animal's tail. He should discover the criminal and have
him punished. [Jacob Singer and Sebastian
Heil were brothers-in-law.]