In the excerpts below,
italicized text in brackets represents the comments of the editor
18 Jan 1883
following statistics, showing the growth of this congregation,
will not be read without interest by most of your readers: Since
Rev. Kluber took charge of this place, which was in July 1860,
has baptized 800 children; he has solemnized 161 marriages, the
first being that of Henry Muller [Miller] and Elizabeth
Michael [Michel]. During this period 202 persons
have removed away, most of them to Washington county, this State
to a place called "Fox's settlement" [near Ludlow].
A few have moved to Illinois and Indiana, but have died there in
a short time. About 450 children have been instructed in
the Catholic religion and received as full members into the
church. It is very likely that our priest having lived and
worked so long in this place, will not be removed until he is
carried to his earthly resting place. [Father
Kluber died one month later, age 45, following an operation for
an unknown ailment.]
Ruppel has traded his saw mill which he bought of John Hall for
another mill, paying $300 difference.
Singer has sold his farm to Florian Testad, and John Bottinger,
his to John Crock, both on Buffalo Run.
25 Jan 1883
Singer has brought his son home from Columbus much
Schultz and August Schmitt have returned to Youngstown,
after a stay of several weeks with their parents and
relatives. [It is thought that this refers to John
Scheetz and August Schmitt/Smith. John and August were
brothers-in-law who are known to have moved their families to
Singer, wife of Jacob Singer, Sr., is very ill; there is hardly
any hope for her recovery. [Magdelena Zwick Singer
recovered and lived another 13 years.]
Hoffman, widow, is also very sick. [There were no women whose
married name is Hoffman living in or near Fulda in 1883. There
were three Mrs. Huffmans, but only Anna Barbara Scheetz Huffman
was a widow in 1883. She recovered and lived an additional
-- On the 23d inst., at the Catholic church, Henry Schneider [Snider]
and Eva Vogel [Genevieve Fogle].
sale of the seats in our church promises the sum of $1,200 for
the appearance, Mr. Ehlerman has bought a great deal of
tobacco. He is packing in two houses, and about twenty
girls are engaged by him. John Bramhall and Brahler are
8 Mar 1883
March 3d, as Morris Homan was driving five head of cattle, which
he had sold to F. A. Hupp, one of them broke one of its legs,
and he was compelled to kill it. Loss $27.
15 Mar 1883
Lorei had an arm very badly hurt by being struck by a broken
belt, as he was working at Charles Ruppel's portable saw mill.
22 Mar 1883
Ruppel sold his "Floyd" farm to his son, Ignatz
Ruppel, for $4,000. Anthony Kress sold his land, forty
acres, to his son, Casper, for $1,200.
Helfenbein's residence in Enoch township was destroyed by fire
on Sunday. The fire was communicated to the adjoining woods and
quite an amount of fences was destroyed. The wind was high and
the fire was extinguished with difficulty.
5 Apr 1883
Ebbert, one of the first German settlers of Enoch township, died
at his residence March 30th, aged 76 years.
C. Ehlerman has packed and shipped twenty-one hogsheads of
tobacco to Baltimore.
inches of snow fell last Thursday.
26 Apr 1883
Parks sold his land to John G. Hupp for $1,530.
Stiernagel, Sr. died April 21. He was one of the first
German settlers in Enoch township, near Fulda. He was 72
years of age.
Fox built a new tobacco house last week.
I. Blake of Buffalo Run is building a new barn. A.J. Dyer
and W. Aderthon are the contractors. [There were two
men named John Blake living near Fulda in 1883. It is not
known which one this note refers to, nor how the two men were
related to each other.]
is now a special school district.
Noll, the clerk in the German Company Store, returned from the
east last week.
C. Ehlerman returned from Baltimore and other eastern cities
Singer, son of John Singer, who has been very ill for nine
months, made his appearance in town on crutches.
31 May 1883
E. L. Fladung was in town [Caldwell] Tuesday transacting
business concerning the estate of his uncle, Rev. D. I. Kluber.
C. Ehlerman took down one hundred thousand pounds of tobacco
Anthony Kress is still very low. His daughter, son-in-law
and nephew, from Washington county, were up to see him last
week. [The family from Washington County is believed to
be Frederick and Margaret Schoen and their son John. All of
Anthony's other daughters were still living in Noble County in
Shafer worked the roads last Friday and Saturday. People
can now get around.
Kress has been very ill for the last two weeks, but is now
Father Luttig is up and about again. He said holy mass
last Sunday morning.
are very bad in this neighborhood.
account of the cold, wet weather, the corn looks very bad in
this part of the county.
7 Jun 1883
Marton McBride, John Brahler and others cut two bee trees
in the neighborhood of John Warner's in Stock township last
Miss Mary Raab returned to Pittsburg last
Friday, after a visit of four weeks with her parents and friends
in and around town.
Birth -- To Philip and Matilda Miller, a
daughter, May 31st.
John Schoeppner caught a large swarm of bees
Sheep shearing is about over in this part of
the country and people are at work at their corn since the good
The two new school houses that were to be
sold June 2d, are put off until June 23d.
Rev. E. S. Fladung was here visiting Rev. I.
Luttig and others last week.
John Warner is building a new dwelling house
F. A. Hupp and son drove a lot of fat hogs
through Fulda last week.
14 Jun 1883
Brahler has a stand of bees that has been in a hive 27 years.
Last week he removed them into a new hive for them to live that
Died -- June 8, George Musher, who had been
lingering with consumption [tuberculosis] since last fall. Age
Very heavy storms of rain passed over this
part of the country past week. The corn ground was badly
washed. People are about through with their corn the first
time, some are commencing to work it the second time.
The band improves in their playing.
They were out last Sunday.
Remember, the "great Cancer Dr." is at the
"Eagle Hotel" Caldwell, the afflicted should call and learn of
his marvelous cures. [adv]
21 Jun 1883
Brahler hived two swarms of bees on Tuesday.
Sebast Snyder, wife and daughter, of
Washington county, are visiting here.
Some frightful heavy rains last week.
There was some tobacco planted last week.
The German Concert Band of Fulda will give an
entertainment near Fulda, July 4th.
Leonard Rorick lost a valuable cow last week.
28 Jun 1883
B. Arnold broke the tongue of his wagon one day last week about
one mile from Fulda. He had to leave it by the road side and one
night last week some mischievous boys run it down the hill
through a fence into woods, and loaded it with rails.
Death -- June 20, Anthony Kress, an old German
settler, died at his residence about one mile from Fulda, age 72
years, 5 months, and 13 days.
Henry Brahler [age 16] is ill with the mumps.
William Johonning and wife and John V. Kress, of
Washington County are visiting here in this neighborhood.
The two new School houses that are to be build in
Enoch Township were contracted to R. M. Wells and Ambros Merry
last Saturday for $870.00
5 Jul 1883
Bauges and wife, brother-in-law
of G.C. Ehlerman, returned to Wheeling after a visit of several
F. I. Zwick lost a valuable cow Thursday.
John Zwick, brother of F. I. Zwick, of Monroe
county, visited here on Sunday.
John L. Noll is building a new dwelling house
for his father.
Wheat cutting commenced
in this neighborhood last week.
12 Jul 1883
Hupp raised his new barn Tuesday.
Died -- At his residence, John Miller, one of
the old German settlers of Enoch township, aged 84 years.
Births -- July 5th, to Leonard and Mary
Miller, a daughter; to Leonard and Regena Rohrick, July 6, a
The pic-nic on the 4th was very nice and well
attended, except a few boisterous men that raised a disturbance.
The band played excellently on the 4th.
John Diegmiller, of Washington county, is
Some very nice tombstones were put up in the
catholic cemetery here last week.
Our school is taking a two weeks' vacation.
26 Jul 1883
Brahler, Jr. is building a new blacksmith shop at Fulda.
Henry Brahler, his brother, cut his leg with an ax last Thursday
while scoring timber.
Henry Shafer sold a three-year-old mare for
$175 to a man from Wheeling.
G. C. Ehlerman took in 10,000 pounds of wool
at Dexter City Saturday, at 30c and upward per pound.
Amelia Weaver, of Marietta, who taught our
English school last winter, is visiting relatives here.
9 Aug 1883
has commenced with steam in this part of the county.
Brahler, Jr. has his new blacksmith shop nearly finished, and
will commence work next week. He is going to Wheeling this
week to buy iron.
Births -- To Henry and Eva Snyder, a son; Ignatz and Francisca
Ruppel, a son; Peter and Martina Craft, a daughter.
Jacob Schaadt and wife, George Schaadt and wife, of Washington
county are visiting friends here.
Harvesting is over and farmers are taking a rest.
Fowler, of near Sarahsville, is helping John Brahler pack
tobacco at G. C. Ehlerman's tobacco house at Fulda.
new members were received in the band last week.
small lots of wool were sold at 33 cents here last week.
at St. Michael's last Tuesday.
German school opened last week.
25 Oct 1883
Colman, of Stock Tp. near East Union, found a package of goods
last week which belongs to some drummer who can have it by
calling at his house.
John Colman has all kinds of lumber for sale.
Rev. Father Luttig is no better.
G. C. Ehlerman raised his new dwelling house last Thursday.
The foundation for the new school house is done.
Mr. John Noll and wife returned home from a visit in Monroe
county last Saturday. [There were two married men named
John Noll living in the Fulda area in 1883; they were father and
son. It is not known which one this note refers to.
A third John Noll -- father and grandfather of the two men in
Noble County -- lived in Monroe County in 1883.]
Our steam thresher is threshing clover seed now in this
Adam Rousch returned home from a business trip to Pittsburg and
other eastern cities on Wednesday.