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Excerpts are from The Caldwell Citizens' Press.
20 Mar 1884
-- March 8th, at his residence in Franklin township, Monroe
County. Michael Zwick, father of F. J. Zwick of Enoch
township, this county, aged 73 years.
9th, John Huffman and John Harpst each lost a valuable
-- March 10th, to John B. Hill esq., and wife, a son; to Ezra
Poling and wife, a son the same day.
Now, Jr. sold his farm of 40 acres to John A. Armstrong for
$1,400. Mr. Now is going west.
difference arose between the Company store and G. C. Ehlerman,
in consequence of which delivery of goods was not made. C.
Eyssen who was to invoice the goods, returned home on the
U. Brahler, August Dimmerling, and Philip Gerst went to Wheeling
22 May 1884
-- May 5th, little daughter of Leonard Miller, aged 10 months,
died sudden by swallowing a large bean. [Mary
-- May 6th, to John and Barbara Carnet, a son.
Ehlerman took down his entire crop of tobacco last week, over
assessor has quit bothering the people in Enoch township.
29 May 1884
Father Luttig has bought him a fine horse and buggy and is
taking a ride daily this fine weather.
Johanning and John U. Brahler sold a brand new wagon which they
put up for $75 to Joseph Werner. Can't beat
Ferdinand Hahman lost a valuable cow last Friday. John
Hespot [Herbst] and John Singer lost their spring
colts last week.
planting and sheep shearing is the general work of the day in
this vicinity. There were several new buildings raised in
this neighborhood last week. Cain Bros. are putting a new
tin roof on the residence of F. I. Zwick.
12 Jun 1884
Burkhart together with his neighbors, has optioned their lands
-- 500 acres -- for oil at $100 per acre. So they are
resting easy, solacing themselves with the thought that some may
be born rich, some handsome, but it is better far to be born
lucky. But this is right, give the oil men a chance to
test he matter, many of our farmers hold their lands beyond the
reach of men who would go ahead and sink test wells. They
want about the actual worth of their farms cash down, and it is
by a wildcat speculation, they do not like to invest, although
they are willing to option land at fabulous prices and go to
work and test for oil and if found in paying quantities, pay
cash for the land, if not let the owner retain his land as they
think the cost of sinking a well is enough for them to
F.A. Hupp of Enoch has
returned from the East again where he as been with a carload of
stock. Frank says he remained perfectly sober, drank
nothing but water, and thinks it is not a bad drink after
Dry weather is having bad effect on
tobacco. Many are intending to raise large crops, and are
waiting for rain to begin setting. A buyer of leaf tobacco is wanted
here, no better point in the county.
John Brahler is announced as
candidate for recorder. Give him all he asks as he is a worthy
and honorable man, and deserves the nomination without a
A large swarm of bees went
away from Mrs. Shafer's last Monday and has not been found
yet. [probably Elenora Liebold Schafer, widow of John
Birth -- to John and Barbara
Herpst, a daughter, June 3rd.
G.C. Ehlerman sold a fine horse to
some man near Belle Valley for $150.
Wool is selling rapidly at 26
to 30 cents per pound in this neighborhood. G. C. Ehlerman
is the buyer. The should of sheep shears is all over the
Weisant raised his new frame barn last Tuesday. Phillip
Miller's new frame barn is nearly finished.
Sebastian Snyder of
Ludlow tp., Washington county, Ohio brought a load of wool from
there to Jacob Singer's which was sold immediately at 30
The Fulda Band is
improving rapidly, they are fixing for the campaign.
19 Jun 1884
-- June 11th, to John and Eva Michel, a son.
-- On June 11th, John Noll Sr., the father of John Noll, a
blacksmith here, and the grand-father of John L. Noll, Miss
Stella Nelson, and Mrs. Adam Rausch, died at the residence of
his son-in-law, John Huth, of Ozart, Monroe county Ohio, age
about 90 years. Mr. John Noll, John L. Noll, Adam Rausch,
and Miss Stella Nelson attended the funeral of John Noll Sr.,
feather peddlers have not made their return yet; their time was
up two weeks ago.
Ehlerman took in over 15,000 pounds of will last Friday and
Saturday. He also bought himself a fine span of three year old
mares, one from John L. Noll for $140 and one from John G. Hupp
Mary E. Arnold of Ozart [Monroe County, Ohio] returned home one
day last week after a visit at her uncle John B. Arnold's. [Mary
was the daughter of Adam Arnold.]
a nice rain Friday afternoon and everybody was setting tobacco
Bramhall, John Brahler, and William Wilson are busy packing G.
C. Ehlerman's tobacco.
Barbara [Mattheis] Crock [widow of John Crock]
returned home from a long visit to her daughter's in Washington
3 Jul 1884
Brahler cut four bee trees last week, two of which had noting
in, just cleaning out. One was an old one, had been in
many years, and had about ten feet of honey and comb. One
had a swarm that went away from Peter Kress' two days
before. He cut them out and left them in the place where
they were, and hook them home; but two days afterwards they came
out and left again.
band will have a fourth of July celebration.
German school has a recess of two weeks in harvest. The
children made their first communion at the Catholic church last
of Stock township, who has been afflicted with rheumatism all
spring and summer, made his appearance in town last Thursday,
for the first time.
company store is in the wool business now.
Ehlerman has shipped his wool he bought and is buying
for carrying mail from Dexter to Fulda was awarded to Mr. Barber
of Dexter City.
Wednesday and Thursday night we had some very heavy rains that
made the people set out their tobacco plants. They are all
10 Jul 1884
celebration on the 4th was a success every thing quiet and nice,
a good rain in the morning, and in the afternoon good music and
entertainment until evening about 7 o'clock p.m... They had the
best time ever known in this part of the country. Bully,
for the band boys.
Huffman has a cow that gave birth to twin calves that will
likely go to the county fair this fall.
cutting is about over in this part of the county, thrashing will
be the next thing coming.
service and first communion at St. Michaels' church for the
children of that congregation, Sunday, July 6.
territory has nearly reached us, only about two miles from us,
but if it comes in the hills, the oil will fly.