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Probate: Christian Ludke 30 Jan William O'Connell 20 Feb Jesse Booth 13 Mar Thomas Daley 27 Mar Gottlieb Degner 24 Apr Truman Crowell 15 May William Schales 5 Jun Richard Drew 12 Jun Frederick Roskie 22 Jun James Callaghan 16 Oct Circuit Court: Civil Calendar: John J Eckert vs. Miller H Hodge Abraham Seaman vs. G B & Miss C Company George Osman vs. S W Richardson Robert Page vs. T L Kennan Emma Baum vs. Julius Baum William Henslin vs. D M Green and John P Weirt Gotlieb Dalke vs. D M Green, et al Martin Matz vs. D M Green, et al Henry Bolting vs. Barney Brogan John M Williams vs. Mary Williams Philetus Leonard vs. Emma Leonard Hugh McLaughlin vs. Abram Seaman, et al Ferdinand Manke vs. County of Marquette S A Pease and C H Bissell vs. Marquette County Harvey Briggs vs. County of Marquette Justin Morgan vs. T B Axford 9 Jan. Loa Kennan vs. Robert Page John Tebo and Loa Kennan vs. Robert Page Hugh McLaughlin vs. Wm. H Neale Wm. Neale vs. Hugh McLaughlin Wm. Detert vs. Philip Francisco Edward McCaffrey vs. B F Whitney Edward McCaffrey vs. John Sweeney 16 Jan. Civil Calendar with Judge Pulling on the bench: John Tebo, et al. vs. Robert Page. Loa Kennan, vs. Robert Page William Henslin vs. David M Green, et al Martin Mats vs. David M Green, et al Gotleib Dalke vs. Davis M Green, et al Henrietta Hall, et al vs. David M Green, et al William Neale vs. Hugh McLaughlin Justin Morgan vs. T B Axford S A Pease vs. Neil Dimond John Cairns et al vs. John O'Bleniss, et al Mary J Kelsey vs. C S Kelsey, et al Edward McCaffery vs. John Sweeney A F Hill vs. Thomas Black W H Peters vs. W A Horner Hanford vs. Hanford 5 Jun Married: Wilking - Rood - At the residence of the bride's father, Hon. S R Rood, on Thurs evening. Dec 24, 1874, by Judge Thomas, Mr. Albert D Wilking and Miss Mary Rood, both of Montello. We have chronicled many marriages during the year, but none with so much pleasure as the above. Mary is a jewel in the highest sense of the term, and Bert as fine a young man as we know of. That "plenty, health, and peace" may attend them through life, is the worst wish of ye printers. 2 Jan. Quantius - Westbrook - In the town of Manchester, Green Lake county, at the residence of the bride's father, Chas. Westbrook, Esq. on Thurs evening, Dec 24th, 1874, Mr. Joseph L Quantius, of Montello, and Miss Ella Westbrook, of Manchester. Joe, as a Montello boy, is entitled to, and has, our best wishes for the future happiness and prosperity of himself and wife. 2 Jan. Chapman - Brown - In Moundville, on Wed, Dec 23, 1874, by Rev. A J Pierson, Mr. Cecil Chapman and Miss Anna Brown, both of Moundville. 2 Jan. Jones - Atwood - At the residence of the bride's father in Briggsville, Jan 14th, 1875, by Rev. G W Case, of Portage City, Mr. Norman Jones, of Jackson, to Miss Lilian Atwood, of Briggsville. 23 Jan Hill - Smith - In the town of Moundville, at the residence of the bride's father, On Thursday, Dec 31st, 1874, by the Rev. Isaac Smith, Mr. George Hill, and Miss Ardelia Smith, all of Moundville. 30 Jan Bagley - McGinty - At the Montello House, in Montello, on Wed, Jan 27th, 1875, by Judge Thomas, Mr. Ralph G Bagley, of Stevens Point, to Miss Kaye McGinty of Wautoma. 30 Jan. In Oxford, Jan 28, 1875, by D P White, Esq., Mr. Stephen Blackburn of Plainview, Wabasha Co., Minnesota, to Miss Lucinda E Roberts, of Jackson, Adams Co., Wis. 6 Mar. Ennis - Bloom - At the Presbyterian Parsonage, in Portage, on the 15th last, by Rev. Samuel Wyckoff, Mr. James Ennis and Miss Mary Bloom, both of the town of Douglas. 27 Mar Kendall - Reccord - At Wantoma, April 4th, 1875, by Rev. S A Olin, Mr. Frank Kendall, of Montello, to Miss Electa Reccord, of Princeton. The above announcement takes Frank's many friends here by surprise, as it was generally supposed that he would never do it. But you can't most always tell, for now he comes down from Eau Claire and is quietly joined to one of Princeton's fairest daughters. Well, we suppose it's all right, and we wish the happy pair a long life of connubial bliss. 10 Apr. Randa - Weir - At the M. E. Church in this village, on Wednesday evening, May 26th, by Rev. J T Martel, Mr. Henry S Randa and Miss Mary E Weir, both of Montello. The ceremony was witnessed by as large a number of people as ever assembled in this village on a similar occasion. After the impressive words were pronounced, by which the twain were made one, the happy couple was surrounded by the company and warmly congratulated. All wished them joy (and our dibole insists that some said "boy"). Well, we wish 'em both, and many happy returns of the anniversary. Mr. Randa, during his residence here, has shown himself a temperate, industrious and saving young man, and will no doubt prove the good husband that Mary deserves. May their future be prosperous and pleasant. 29 May. Roskie - Knopf - In Portage, June 15th, 1875, at the Evangelical Lutheran Church, by Rev. Mr. Zahn, Mr. W F Roskie, of Montello, to Miss O. Knopf, of Chicago. Fred kept pretty still about it, but that new house was suggestive. Mr. Roskie arrived here with his handsome bride last Tuesday evening. We congratulate Mrs. Roskie on securing so worthy a man for a husband, and that they may ever abide in perfect harmony, and enjoy a long life on perfect happiness, is the worst wish of ye printers. 19 Jun Kendall - Wessing - In Montello, Saturday evening, July 17th, 1875, by Rev. J T Martel, Mr. Charles L. Kendall, of Montello, and Miss Mary L Wessing, of Packwaukee. This weather is most too hot to think or write upon subjects matrimonial, and we couldn't do it but for the cool manner in which Charlie took the stiffening out of his many friends by taking a life partner just about six weeks before they knew he would. For this alone we heartily forgive you, Charlie, and hope you may always surprise them as happily. We tender our congratulations to Mr. Kendall and his fair bride, a young lady highly prized by a large circle of acquaintances for her intelligence and loveliness of character, and wish them a long, happy and prosperous lease of wedded life. 24 July Hull - McDowell - In Montello, Thursday, August 19th, 1875, by Rev. J T Martel, Mr. Arthur Hull, of Buffalo and Margaret J McDowell, of Packwaukee. 21 Aug Dean - Hodglen - At Oxford, August 21st, 1875, by A T Conger, Esq., Mr. Enos Dean, of Jackson, Adams Co., Wis., and Miss Harriet Hodglen. 21 September Grant - Allen - At the Fountain House, Montello, on Sunday evening, Sept 12th, 1875, by Rev. J T Martel, Mr. Charles B Grant and Miss Helena Allen, all of Oxford, Wis. 18 Sept Cutsforth- Lincoln - At the residence of the bride's father in Coloma, Sept 28, 1875, by Rev. W. Phillips, Mr. Watson R Cutsforth, and Miss Hannah J Lincoln. 2 Oct Fuller - Booth - At the residence of the bride's father, in Westfield, Wis, on the 15th day of October, 1875, by Rev. W. Phillips, Rev. R A Fuller, of Colby, Wis, and Miss Flora L Booth. 16 Oct Oliver - Wilson - At the residence of the bride's father, in Packwaukee, October 17th, 1875, by E. Wessing, Esq., Mr. John B. Oliver, and Miss Sarah E Wilson, both of Kingston, Green Lake Co., Wis. 16 Oct. Haynes - Morrill - In this village, Oct 23rd, 1875, by Rev J T Martel, Mr. Moody B Haynes, of Montello, and Mrs. Sarah E Morrill, of Amesbury, Mass. 30 Oct. Holmes - Kelley - At the residence of the bride's parents, in oxford, Wis., on Dec 6th, by Rev. B Johnson, Mr. James C Holmes, and Miss Jennee C Kelley. 18 Dec. Died: McGovern - In the town of Springfield, on the 24th ult, after many years' suffering from palsy, Mrs. John McGovern, aged about 70 years. 9 Jan. Man Frozen to Death - Christoph Luedke, a respectable German farmer, of the town of Mecan, was frozen to death by the fierce winds and piercing cold of Fri. night, the 8th inst. The particulars of the sad case, as related to us by Mr. J F Lowe, of this village, are as follows: During the afternoon of Fri, Mr. Luedke attended a meeting of the officers of the new German Lutheran Church in Mecan, and after the meeting adjourned he went, with others, to John Otto's where the party carried until between 9 and 10 o'clock. Luedke then started for his home, about two miles and a half distant,and nearly north from Mr. Otto's. Although he drank some beer during the evening, he was considered quite sober by those present, and no apprehension was felt but that he would reach home in safety. That was the last heard about him until Sat afternoon, when news was received from his home that he was missing. By the time the neighbors were informed of the fact it was too late to institute a search that day, but Sun. morning a number of friends gathered and started out to look for the lost man. They took the course he would naturally follow in going home - a blind track mostly over a marsh and then quite obliterated by the drifting snow, but found no trace of him. Finally they spread out, and after a prolonged search, discovered his tracks. Following these, which made so many turns and crosses as to often confuse the searchers, they at last found the man they sought, lying on his back, his hands folded upon his breast, and the last breath of life frozen upon his lips. Luedke's tracks in the snow showed that at first he took good long strides; then they became shorter and apparently slower, culminating in a mere "toddle." At one spot he had walked around a tree several times; at another he tramped down the snow near a pile of wood or rails; he crossed fences, and after walking near them for a time; would either take the back track or re-cross; but the most singular part of it is, that he crossed a brush fence surrounding a neighbor's field and approached within gunshot of the house, or hailing distance had the family been up, when he turned and retraced his steps for half a mile or more. When found he was about a mile from home, and nearly east of it. He traveled five times the distance necessary to get home had he kept the right course. The fact is, Luedke was blinded by the drifting snow, lost his bearings, and became death's victim by long exposure to the intense cold of that long to be remembered night. Deceased by about 40 years old, and leaves a wife and several children. 16 Jan. Mrs. Prentiss died last Sunday, the 10th inst. Our citizens have been aware that the esteemed wife of our former fellow citizen, G C Prentiss, has been a great sufferer from the effects of an ovarian tumor which has affected her for a long time. Article from Portage Register. 16 Jan. Parker - In Germania, Wis., Jan 13th, 1875, Rhodolpho Parker, aged 56 years. Disease, congestion of the lungs. 23 Jan. Cotter - In the town of Montello, Jan 27th, 1875, of quick consumption, Mary Cotter, daughter of Edward Cotter, aged 19 years and 8 months. 30 Jan. In Memoriam - lines selected on the death of Mary Cotter, etc. . . . 6 Feb Sudden death - In the village of Oxford, last Friday, a Mr. Ellis, from Adams county, was attached with heart disease, and died in a few minutes. 27 Feb. Murkley - In the town of Marcellon, Columbia Co., Wis., Mar 7th, of convulsive fits, Dellie Murkley, wife of William Murkley of this place. 20 Mar Crowell - In Westfield, March 30, 1875, of consumption, Mr. Truman Crowell, aged 64 years and 4 months. 17 Apr Clark - At Packwaukee, Wis, April 9th, 1875, Littie Coleman, daughter of J H and Lillie Clark, ages 2 years 4 months and 20 days. 17 Apr Briggs - At the residence of her daughter, Mrs. R. Mitchell, in Douglas, Wis., Mrs. Roby Briggs, of Briggsville, Wis, in the 76th year of her age. The deceased was the widow of the well known A E Briggs and mother of J A Briggs. She had long been a resident of this place and by her spotless life had won the respect and love of all who knew her, she was kind, affectionate and devoted, as a wife and mother. She leaves four children to mourn her loss, besides grand children and a large circle of friends. Her funeral was largely attended in the First Universalist Church in Briggsville, on the 7th inst. The consolation of the gospel was administered by the writer. J F Bacon. 17 Apr. Fenner - On the 10th inst., Mr. August Fenner, of the town of Springfield, aged about fifty years. He leaves a wife and family of little children to mourn his loss. He was an industrious farmer, and good citizen, respected by all who knew him. His funeral, at Westfield, was attended by a large number of people. 24 Apr. Reardon - In the town of Montello, on the 7th inst., Mrs. Joan Reardon, aged over 103 years. Mrs. Joan Reardon, of this town, died on Friday last at the remarkable age of 103 years. She was undoubtedly the oldest person in the county, and probably the oldest woman in the state. Mrs. Reardon was a native of Cork, Ireland. She came to this country with her children about thirty years ago, and was a resident of Marquette county for the past twenty five years. She had been blind about twenty two years, and was also quite deaf; but retained very good command of her limbs until a year or two since. Her funeral, on Sunday, was largely attended. 15 May Obituary - After a period of five months' sickness, a good man has died. Richard Drew bid farewell to earth at about seven o'clock Thursday morning, May 20th, 1875, in the village of Montello, Wis, at the age of 67 years. Mr. Drew was born in England, emigrated to this country about the year 1848 and took up his residence in this county in 1849, making him a resident here of about 26 years. Up to the year 1863, he resided in the town of Douglas, where he was called and trusted with the various town offices for a number of years, which brought out his fitness for and adaptation to official business, when, after awhile, his peculiar qualifications became quite generally known, and he was elected to a county office, which he held and filled to the complete satisfaction, and in the special interest of the tax payers and people of this county, for the period of six years. In his private and official conduct and relations of life, no man in Marquette county ever has been, or will be, asked or expected to stand higher or come any nearer to a full measure of private and official duty. No man has occupied a higher position in the confidence, friendship and good will of the people generally than Richard Drew. Some thirteen years ago Mr. Drew entered a Masonic Lodge, to the principles of which he has been devoted, and which fraternity he has always honored by his daily walk and conversation. He was also an active member of the Patrons of Husbandry. A good man has gone the way of all the earth, but he has left behind a record which cannot soon be blotted out from the recollection of those who were best acquainted with him. Mr. Drew leaves a wife, the only member of the family, to mourn over his grave. He will be consigned to earth by his Masonic brethren on Sat, the 22nd inst. Brother Drew, farewell; and may others live the life of a Christian Mason, and die, as thou hast died, in the faith and hope which is the portion of all good Masons. 22 May Found Dead - An old German named Henry Wiegardt, was found dead, one morning last week, near his home in the town of Crystal Lake. It is said that the old gentlemen, who, with his wife, resided with his son and daughter-in-law, left the house before breakfast ostensibly to do some work in the barnyard. Not returning in the time expected by the family, his son went out to call him, and found him dead, by the side of a straw stack. The young man returned to the house and reported what he had found, and after some talk it was decided to leave the body where it was until after breakfast, when a few neighbors were called in, and the deceased buried with as little delay as possible. It is reported that a bottle labeled "strychnine" was found near the body. Coroner Crockett ought to have been notified. 21 Sept Stebbins - In Harrisville Sunday afternoon, Sept 12, 1875, Cecil A, infant son of O A and B Stebbins; aged 6 months and 20 days. 17 September Suicide - Edward Wright, Sr., (better known to many of our readers as "Bishop" Wright), committed suicide at his home in Portage, Sunday morning, by cutting his throat with a razor. Etc. . . . . 2 Oct. Hammond - In the town of Newton, Marquette county, Wis., on the 22nd of Sept. Orson H, son of David and C D Hammond, aged 16 years and 5 months. Orson went to bed as well as usual. When discovered by his grandfather, at about one o'clock, he was found to be dead, and to all appearances had been dead for three or four hours. It is supposed that he died in a fit. He was a very industrious young man respected by all who knew him. 2 Oct. Hathaway - In Oshkosh, Tuesday, Oct 5th, 1875, of typhoid fever, Miss Mary J, daughter of C H and E Hathaway, aged 2 years and 9 months. 9 Oct Jones - In Wheaton, Chippewa Co., Wis., Sept 6th, 1875, Rachel, aged 6 weeks; Oct 14th, 1875, Frank E. aged 13 years and 8 months, and on same day, Sarah E., aged 3 years and 4 months; children of Jacob G and Ellen C Jones. This family so sadly stricken, formerly resided in the town of Packwaukee, in this county, and have numerous acquaintances and friends here, who will be sorry to learn of their terrible bereavement. Out of a family of seven children, only two little girls are left , two having gone before. 16 Oct. Jones - In Wheaton, Chippewa Co., Wis., Nov 10th, 1875, of diptheria, Kitty, eldest daughter of S B and Marie Jones, aged 9 years. 4 Dec. Judd - In Friendship, Adams county, Dec 8th, of bilious fever, Miss Mary L Judd, daughter of Julius P and Phoebe Judd, of the town of Douglas, Marquette county, aged 24 years. 18 Dec. A New String Band - We learn that a new string band has been organized, with the following members: A P Hewitt and Cush. Bowley, of the Kingston Band, and Jay Prothero, S W Stimson, and T J Haynes, of the Montello Band. This combination will make a band that cannot be beat. 16 Jan. Buffalo Grange # 357, Officers installed for 1875: Master - John Cairns Overseer - Richard Graham Lecturer - Chauncey Strong Steward - James Maitland Asst Steward - James McDonald Chaplain - Wm. Mitchell Treas. - Wm. Henderson Sec - P C Brookings Gate-keeper - John Graham Caros - Mrs. H N Valentine Pomona - Miss Maggie Mitchell Flora - Miss Ella Mitchell Lady Asst Steward - Mrs. John Davis 6 Feb Roll of Honor Packwaukee School No 2, Feb 2, 1875: Mary Philps Sara Williamson Mary Neale Alice Neale Jenny Yates Willie Mitchell Robert Metcalf James O'Connell Sherman Slade Harrie Dartt Frankie Buchmer Richard Farr Joseph Farr Ella M Briggs, teacher 13 Feb Roll of honor Packwaukee School Dist No 3 for month ending Aug 1st, 1875: Perfect and neither absent nor tardy Mattie Kelsey Edith Sweney Minnie Sweney Lottie Harte Mary Harte Hattie Van Zile Marie Shaffer Kate Shaffer Clara Swannell Effie Spafford Charlie Harring Frankie Johnson Frankie Gifford Perfect but either absent or tardy Mary Donovan Marcia Cook Nettie Cook Henryi Gifford Ellsworth Spafford Jay Spafford Clara Morgan Hattie Foster Frankie Foster Addie M Lewis, Teacher 21 Aug Roll of Honor Moundville, School District No 2, week ending Mar 13, 1875: James Robertson William Moss George Scholos Mary Ryan Mary Wade Lizzie Wade Hattie Barron Emily Barron Alice Barron William Barron Harvey Barron Sylvester Wade Willie Wade Kate Gaylord Mary Gaylord Carrie Gaylord George Bennett William Humes Ellen Russell William Ennis Mary Gaylord George Gaylord Emma Gaylord Lawrence Gaylord Lillie Carpenter William Horton Frank Horton Henry Jones Mary Jones Charles Jones George Jones Albert Hudson Oliver Russell Charles Russell Esther Russell George Russell Robert Humes John Hill Esther Horton Jennie Robertson, teacher 27 Mar Roll of Honor of School District No 7, Town of Buffalo for week ending June 12: Sarah McDowell Lillian Hull Ellen O'Connell Enza Spain Willie Spain Hannah O'Connell Nettie Clark Martha Clark Nellie Smith Josephine Loveland Ellen McDowell Patrick O'Connell Nathan Hull May Loveland Sarah Foster Martha Foster John McDowell George McDowell Henry Hull Lillie Pritchard Ashbel Loveland Eliza Round, teacher 19 Jun Roll of Honor School District no 3, Westfield, month of June, 1875: Class 1 - Perfect Jenny Russell Hance Russell Ettie Russell Emma McWilliams Maggie McWilliams Anderson McWilliams Maggie Ogle Ellen Ogle James Ogle Henry Ogle James Nesbitt Patience Nesbitt Jennie Nesbitt Charlie Lowe Eliza Robinson Agnes Robinson Elmer Robinson Willie Blackburn Daniel Blackburn Frank Dewar Duncan Dewar Samuel Russell, Jr. Class 2 Hugh Russell Issie Russell Libbie Dewar Class 3 James Russell Frankie Russell Jennie Ogle Sarah Ogle Samuel Hamilton Willie Hamilton Agnes Lowe Martha Thompkins Richard Blackburn Milton Wood Ed A. Fisher, Teacher 10 Jul Roll of Honor for Harris School District No 3 for month ending July 2, 1875: Ella L Sheldon Hannah Murphy Carrie O'Neil Ella Murphy Willie Jellison Bertie Vaughn James Murphy Clifford Jellison Frank Wentland Martha Stewart Mary Stewart Pearl O'Neil Miller Jellison Eugene Vaughn Michael Murphy Charlie O'Neil Melvin Vaughn Ella M Fisher, Teacher 2 Aug Roll of Honor for Harris School District No 3 for term ending Aug 3, 1875: Ella L Sheldon Martha Stewart Hannah Murphy Jamie Johnson Annie Johnson Annie Roskie Mary Stewart Carrie O'Neil Pearl O'Neil Ella Murphy Miller Jellison Willie Jellison Elijah Bunker Bertie Vaughn Michael Murphy James Murphy Charlie O'Neil Jennie Bunker Ella M Fisher, Teacher 21 Aug Roll of Honor for Oxford schools for the month ending Nov 19th, 1875: Perfect Martha Dunn Janette Dunn John Dunn Mary Miller Lanley Nickerson Linnie Conger William Worden Maggie Worden George Dunn Agnes Waldref Agnes Crawford Anna Abbott Imperfect Dora Luce Clara Westfall Cora Hirtzel Anna Root May Bell Miller Phoebe Allen Luella Waldref Hattie Wooster James Worden George Denton Alice Crawford George Clark William McMillen J D Crawford Elmer Eastman Ella Johnson Ed A Fisher, Teacher 27 Nov Primary Dept for month ending Nov 23 Tommie Hall Ella Hall Clara Abbott Henry Fish Nettie Nickerson Cloe Nickerson Jennie Conger Ezekiel Crawford Freddy Purdy Rosa Wilson Eva Clark Rosa Wyant Orlando Eastman Giddie Worden Mary Goodhue Abbie Goodhue Gertie Bedell Harry Bedell Album Wooster M K Cogan, Teacher 27 Nov Montello Business Directory 27 Feb 1875 S A Pease, Attorney C F Roskie & Bro, dealers in dry goods, groceries, clothing, hats and caps, boots and shoes, drugs and medicines, crockery, paints and oils, Yankee notions, etc. Simeon Pond, dealer in produce C P Gorsline, dealer in dry goods, groceries, boots and shoes, hats and caps, Yankee notions, dried fruits, nuts, etc. Perkins, Newhall & Perkins, manufacturers and wholesale and retail dealers in woolen goods, yarn, etc. Stafford House, Jas. Stafford, proprietor. A. Smith, dealer in boots and shoes Meat Market, Martin Leonard, fresh and salt meats County Officers: County Judge - H s Thomas Sheriff - August Leek County Treas - Stephen Fallis County Clerk - A H German Register of Deeds - Clarence H Pierce District Attorney - William H Peters Clerk of the Circuit Court - John Maxwell County Superintendent - H M Older County Surveyor - Thos. McLaughlin Coroner - Samuel Crockett Chairman Board Supervisors - S R Rood 27 Feb. Oxford Lodge No 235, O.O.G.T., Good Templars Officers for present quarter: W C T - Arthur Tuttle R S - Andrew J Fish F S - Henry Gordon T - Emma Gaylord M - M C Nickerson C - Rev. J Jefferson A S - Mollie Denton D M - Mrs. A T Wooster I G - Miss Nettie Waldrof S - Eugene Gaylord R H S - Martha Dunn L H S - Ada Frazier 6 Mar. Old Settlers: Names of the Old Settlers in Oxford 21 yr of age and twenty years in county G B Taylor Thomas Henry James Jones Noah Allen W B Taylor, J C Reeves M H Hodge James Dunn Adam Root A B Carvey C Houslett Peter Houslett Hiram McNutt J N Coon C K Hawes Walter Morgan D C Fish Frank Abbott D P White H H Taylor 20 - Peter Houslett, the oldest, 75 years of age, and A B Carvey, the youngest, 43 years; one old bach, Thomas Henry, who came 24 years ago and has kept the Bachelor's Hall from then till now, and apparently is satisfied to continue its proprietor for another quarter of a century. 20 Mar. Town Officers: Nominees for Crystal Lake: Supervisors, Christoph Tagatz (Ch'm), John Wegenke, Theodore Teske Town Clerk, Charles E King Treas, August Tegatz Assessor, J A Wegenke Justices of the Peace, Christoph Tagatz, Ezra Lamphere Constables, Christian Hanke, Gustave Weekworth, Samuel Miller Nominees for Mecan: Supervisors, William Reeves (Ch'n), William Zabel, August Otto Town Clerk, Titus Jepson Treas, Gotlieb Schulze Assessor, John Otto Justices of the Peace, Christoph Otto, Christoph Redeske Constable, Frank Crown August Bethke is running independent for Treas. 3 Apr. New County Board: Buffalo - R B Brown Crystal Lake - Christoph Tagatz Douglas - Patrick Mason Harris - J R Wheelock Montello - Mark Derham Mecan - William Reeves Moundville - M G Ellison Newton - Julius Schauer Neshkoro - Michael Powers Oxford - James Dunn Packwaukee - E McCaffrey Shields - Robert Kenzel Springfield - John Lawton Westfield - Frank Russell Village of Montello - Elect next Monday 10 Apr. Officers elected in the county: Montello: Supervisors, Mark Derham (Chairman), Richard O'Connor, Dougal McDougal; Clerk, John Barry: Treas, John Cogan; Assessors, Thomas O'Connor, William Hartwig, Timothy Vaughn; Justices, H S Griffin, W S Straight; Constables, John McNamee, Michael Gruelke, Jason Daniels. Crystal Lake: Supervisors, C Tagatz (Chairman), C Henke, Thos. Teske; Clerk, Charles King; Treas, August Tagatz, Assessor, Aug. Schultz; Justices, C Tagatz, I Lamphier; Constables, C Hanke, Gustav Weekworth Buffalo: Supervisors, R B Brown (Chairman), Thos Kearns, H N Valentine, Clerk, Geo. Reid; Treas, Jas Morgan; Assessor, E Dixon; Justices, Thomas Clark, Wm. Ennis; Constables, Geo. Purvis, J Atkinson, V V French Shields: Supervisors, Robert Kenzel (Chairman), Peter Curley, Gustav Welke, Clerk, Hugh Kane; Treas, Ernest Schultz; Assessor, Gustave Grahn; Justices, Ichabod Straight, John C Jones; Constables, Gustav Smith, Wm. Warmbier Moundville: Supervisors, M G Ellison, jr. (Chairman), W C Wilson, James Marr; Clerk, Sylvester Wade; Treas, Thomas Jones; Assessor, R W Hume; Justices, E B Watson, M T Mason; Constables, Thomas Marr, H Carpenter, George Smith Packwaukee: Supervisors, E McCaffrey (Chairman), T W Whitson, C W Babcock; Treas, John Daily; Assessor, Chas Knights; Clerk, E Wessing; Justices, L R Slade, E Wessing, R Neale, J G Clark; Constables, R Page, G W Hubbell. Newton: Supervisors, Julius Schauer (Chairman), August Fluter, August Mick; Clerk, Wm. Fierke; Treas, August Krentz; Assessor, Fred Kemnetz; Justice, Fred Chaffee; Constables, A Lauber, Eugune Parker Springfield: Supervisors, John Lawton (Chairman), Alexander Hamilton,J Olin; Clerk, R B Porter; Assessor, John Crawford; Treas, James Crawford. The vote on town treasurer resulted in a tie between Chas. Kurth and James Crawford, each candidate received 27 votes, and was decided by lot in favor of the latter. Westfield: Supervisors, Frank Russell(Chairman), William Lambert, Gottleib Weiss; Clerk, William Phillips; Treas. John McWilliams; Assessor, P Lackey; Justice, William Schultz; Constables, Robert Swanley, jr, Michael Fritz Douglas: Supervisors, P Mason (Chairman), James G Dunn, James Hines, Clerk, James W Murphy; Treas, Dudley F Gray; Assessor, Michael Kelley; Justices, George Haynes, H H Parrett, vacancy, William Gallraith; Constables, M Kelley, M McCarthy; Sealer, Wm. P Card Oxford: Supervisors, James Dunn (Chairman), Adam Strain, C Houslett; Clerk; B K Johnson; Treas, Samuel Stowe; Assessor, A T Conger; Justices, A T Conger, James Kelley, Constables, R Nickerson, C Grant, George McCowan 10 Apr Petit Jurors drawn for May term for 1875 of Marquette County Circuit Court: John McDonnell (south) Patrick McGorty J S Olin Michael Vaughn William Morgan Christopher Puffot George Skinner Stephen Lytle J R Wheelock Patrick Ford William Hensline William Murphy William Montford Michael Graulkie C C Drake H H Dyer Ernest Shultz Israel Lawton James Smith H N Valentine A G Aldrich John Ritchie Thomas Henry John McNamee Frederick Adams William Shaw Asa Smith Thomas Kearns J N Coon Thomas Hamilton John Devany Adam Strain Peter Curly August Otto Patrick McDonough Thomas Black 17 Apr Petit Jurors drawn for January 1876 term of Marquette County: David Cadagan Michael McMahon Samuel Crockett John Cogan John Laing John O'Donnell John Murphy Michael Barry Thomas O'Malley Henry Balderson William McGinness John Hamilton Edward Flynn Thomas Mehille J D Wilson Dorcy Taylor Townsend Whitson Edward Lyman William Hartwig I S Chaffee George Hedrick John Draitz J C Murphy Robert Kinsel Michael Knopp August Plath Richard O'Connor Albert McMillan John Crawford George Johnston William ennis Peter E Peterson Robert Cochran Alex Hamilton Thomas Worden Gotleib Matz 9 Oct Terrible Loss at Sea - Loss of the Steamship Schiller The Eagle Line steamship Schiller, Capt, Thomas, which sailed from New York April 28 for Hamburg, was wrecked off the Scilly Islands, on the 7th inst. Etc. . . .15 May Lost at Sea - Another terrible disaster at sea is reported. The steamer Vicksburg, from Montreal for Liverpool encountered a field of ice 120 miles off St. Johns, N. B., June 1st. It is estimated 40 lives were lost. Etc.. . . 19 Jun Spelling Match teams: Mrs. S D Perkins, Capt B F Goodell, Capt Rev. Mr. Martell Mrs. S W Stimson Mrs. L A Perkins W F Roskie Mrs. Wm. Abell Wm. Abell Miss Minnie Smith M Finegan Miss Cora Walsh Mrs. H Estee Miss Emma Morrill Linnie Pease Master Neddie Kelsey Miss Sarah Cogan Frank Dodge J D Howard Mrs. Geo Davis Miss Mary Robinson Henry Estee Miss Manie Perkins Miss Alma Morrill Wm. Gorsline Long article on the spelling bee. 15 May Population of Marquette County, Census of 1875, compared with 1870 Towns 1870 1875 Incr. Decr. Males Females Buffalo 812 732 - 80 362 370 Crystal Lake 660 714 164 - 384 330 Douglas 616 719 103 - 381 338 Harris 498 531 33 - 260 271 Mecan 712 708 - 4 356 352 Montello 834 884 50 - 450 425 Moundville 408 398 - 10 219 179 Neshkoro 436 530 94 - 277 253 Newton 609 669 60 - 331 338 Oxford 608 542 - 66 274 268 Packwaukee 612 669 57 - 343 326 Shields 566 650 84 - 343 307 Springfield 261 309 48 - 163 146 Westfield 534 642 108 - 338 304 Totals 8056 8697 801 100 4490 4207 10 July Burning of J C Murphy's Residence The residence of John C Murphy, in the northern part of the village, was totally consumed by fire this Friday morning, the family barely escaping with their lives. Etc...14 Aug. Threshing Machine accident - Mr. James Whitehead, of Buffalo, met with a very painful accident while threshing at Mr. Sutfin's place, in that town, on Friday of last week. Etc. . . 16 Oct Acreage of Crops in the county: total of 37,307 acres Wheat 11149 Oats 3388 Corn 12017 Rye 10593 Hops 185 Barley 48 14 Aug New Postal Clerk By a slip of the mind we neglected to mention the appointment of Miss Julia Kelsey as P.M. at this place, vice Thos. Eubank. We understand Miss Kelsey has furnished the necessary bond, and will take possession of the office about the 1st of Jan. During the administration of the present incumbent, the office has been greatly improved in every respect, and the public accommodated better than ever before; but some fault was found because the office was kept in a room used for a hotel office, and it was mainly for this reason, we believe, that the petitioners asked for a change. 11 Dec Strange Poisoning [Correspondence of The Sentinel] Montello, April 12-Mr. Ezra Everhard and his wife of this village had a narrow escape from death by poison or some other deleterious substance taken by mistake at breakfast, on the 10th last. As near as can be ascertained, the circumstances are as follows: An hour or more after the morning meal, Mr. Everhard (who was working in his field half a mile from his home) was suddenly taken ill and his son who was with him, drove home in haste,, and after helping his father intot he house, found his mother in the same condition. Both were attacked with fits of violent vomiting and severe cramping of the limbs, and for a time it was feared that the spell would prove fatal to them. Two physicians were instantly summoned, and brandy was administered with other remedies, until after the course of two or three hours, both were pronounced out of danger. The physicians agreed that the symptoms were those of poison, but could not find to a certainty the cause. One felt coparatively certain that the fish they had eaten that morning were unfit for food, as the pickerel, before scalling, were found covered with minute black spots whigh on inpsection prove to be small bugs or animalcules. This opinion was not generally agreed to, however, as the mites were removed with the scales, and moreover, other people in the village had eaten freely of fish presenting the same appearance. Some held to the idea that some poisonous substance had been drank in the tea, as might have been the case, for E.H. Everhard (son of the couple who were effected) did not use tea ane he was not ill. Whatever the cause, both people had a very narrow escape and the prompt ineasures taken undoubtedly saved their lives. As a feeling of uncerainty exists in regard to the matter, our citizens will partake sparingly (if at all) of fish until it is ascertained if the finny tribe of this locality is really poisonous. Source: Milwaukee Daily Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) Wednesday, April 14, 1875; pg. 3; Issue 89; col A Submitted by Ellen M. Rohr