Elizabeth Weekly News

Edward R. Trebon, Editor and Publisher


January 6, 1915, Wednesday  Volume XXIII Number 18

Richard Eustice, Richard - 50th Wedding Anniversary on Jan 1st.  All the children but Russell of KY and Ray of MO were present.  3-course meal, gifts of a parlor suite and numerous silver presents.  Entire company repaired to the farm recently sold by Grant Tippett, where a farewell party was given to the old homestead where the marriage occurred 50 years ago.

Price, Anna Mrs. died at home of her dau, Mrs. A.H. Nash.

Harrison, Elizabeth, d Dec 22 at her home in Phoenix AZ.  Was mother of Mrs. K.S. Townsend and lived here about a decade ago.

Fraser, J.P. returned home from Chicago hospital for removal of a limb.

Scandal, a most respected citizen beat his wife and family, name not given.  Upon being confronted by a number of married men with proof of the dastardly deeds the miscreant broke down and confessed to the deed.  A meeting of the said married men was then held with the result that upon his solemn promise not to let it happen again, he was dismissed with a sound lecture.  It is stated--by eye witnesses--that he not only beat his wife up, but actually had the fire going in the kitchens range and the coffee boiling before the astonished wife knew what it was all about.

             Business Directory:

             Banwarth & Son - Furniture & Funeral Direct

            B. Dittmar - Drugs

            F.H. Bohnoff - Photographer

            C.L. Duell -Bakery

            Bray & Goldworthy - Confectory

            Hagie Bros - Clothing

            W.G. Read - Hardware

             R.H. Reed - Vose Pianos

             John Coveny - Lumber

             A.L. Cox - Confectionary

             State Bank - Banking

             I.E. Shaw - Drugs, Jeweler

             Exchange Bank - Banking

             Elizabeth News - Printing

             N.A. Gault - Stock Buyer

            Chicago Great Western Time Table

             East Bound : No. 4  6:08 P.M.

                                 No. 2  5:04 A.M.

                                  (Stops on Flag)

                                 West Bound:   No. 1  10:37 P.M.

                                  No. 3  12:44 P.M.

                                  No. 5  3:45 A.M.

             Other Ads

             J.C. McKenzie, Attorney

             Dr. A.J. Nichols, Osteopath

             Dr. A.T. Nadig, Physician & Surgeon

             Joseph Armitage, Undertaker

             M.F. Atchison, Auctioneer


             Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev. Harry Collins, Pastor

             St. Mary's Church

             Ev. Lutheran St. Paul's Church, Rev. Ed. P. Merkel, Pastor.  Sunday School (German-English) 9:30 A.M.

                 German Service -- 10:30 A.M.

                 English service every first Sunday of the month at 3 P.M.

             Presbyterian Church, Dr. C.J. Wilson, Pastor

             Grace United Evangelical Church of Woodbine, Rev. B.C. Supples, Pastor


Koester, Frederich, Deceased -- Executor's Notice. Executors Johanna Koester & Bernhard Dittmar.  Dated Nov 27, 1914

Malone, Margaret, Deceased -- Executor's Notice.  Executrix Mary Grace.   Dated Jan 6, 1915

Highway Notice: Public Letting of Contract for reinforced concrete bridge to replace the old structure known as the David Reed Bridge, about 2-1/2 miles west of Elizabeth


January 13, 1915 Volume XXIII Number 19

Bridge contract of David Reed Bridge awarded to Jacob Meffley & Son of Galena.

Hutton, Neil married to Grace May Hancock at Galena.  Both lifelong residents of Elizabeth.

Daves, George home burned to ground, 5 miles east of Elizabeth

Dotzel, John Sr. of Schapville, died Sunday.  87 years old


January 20, 1915 Volume XXIII Number 20

Atz, Paul and Miss Eva Putzel married at Galena.  Parents:  Chas. Atz of Woodbine & Mrs. Annie Putzel of this city.

Williams, Fred buys Ford Agency from N.A. Gault.

Prisk, Wesley - 15th wedding anniversary


                Ashmore, Arthur, a boy

                Banwarth, George of Woodbine, a boy

                Kuhns, George of Woodbine, a boy

                Breed, Cyrus, boy

Price, Annie Crawford died Jan. 4, 1915 at home of dau, Mrs. M.J. Nash in Elizabeth.  Born Dec 10, 1833 Nova Scotia.  Married 1850 Thomas Price in Akron, OH.  8 ch, 3 who died in infancy: Mrs. M.J. Nash, Mrs. Wm. Murchie of Nevada City, Cal., Mrs. J.W. Bond of Ottawa, Kansas, E.L. Price and Henry Price of Elizabeth.  One sister, Mrs. S.W. Mitchell, of Woodbine.  In 1852 she with her husband and infant child, started with a party to cross the plains for California.  The trip was one of great peril and hardships, as the party at various times was called upon the defend themselves against the depredations of hostile Indians.  In 1875 he again crossed the plains, returning with her family to Jo Daviess County.  The funeral services were held from the house.  Interment at Woodbine Cemetery.

Representative John C. McKenzie of Elizabeth commented on President Wilson's Indianapolis speech.


January 27, 1915  Volume XXIII Number 21

Klopf, Mrs. Joseph d. at her home in Woodbine Friday morning.  Born in Massbach, Bavaria, Germany and came to American in 1881.  Married 1883 Joseph Klopf.  Leaves 3 daus & 3 sons besides husband.  Two bro: Adams Guenzler of Woodbine  & Fred Guenzler of Freeport.  Two sisters in Germany also survive.  Obit in Feb. 3, 1915:  Died Jan. 22, 1915.  Dau of John Guensler & one of 8 children, 3 of whom have preceded her to the Great Beyond.  On Jan. 14, 1882 embarked for American arriving in Savanna, Feb. 11, 1882.  Married Joseph Klopf, Jan. 12, 1883 and settled in Woodbine.  Survived by 6 ch & husband.  William, Frederick & Edward at home, Mrs. Louis Dittmar of Derinda, Mrs. John Groezinger of Woodbine, and Carrie at home.  One grandchild.  Buried Massbach cemetery.

Dotzel, John Sr. Obituary.  Born Jan. 28, 1828 in Bavaria, Germany.  Married 1852 Miss Elizabeth Heid.  11 children of which 6 survive.  Emigrated to American soon after their wedding.  Spent 5 years in New York.  Died Jan. 10, 1915

Campbell, Mrs. Robert died sister of Wm. Reed of Alexander, IA and Bion & Amos Reed of Elizabeth and Lee Reed of Wichita.  She resided in Ireton, Iowa?


February 3, 1915 Volume XXIII Number 22

J.P. Fraser underwent another operation at Chicago for the removal of his other limb.

Hagie, Miss Stella, died at Jordan, MN, age 22 yrs.  Uncle Fred Hagie and cousin Dr. F.E. Hagie of this place were at her bedside.

Tapley, Gilbert celebrated 86th birthday Friday.

Hughes, Owen, died at Stockton, former citizen of Elizabeth, Wednesday, age 78 years.  Born in Wales and came to American with his parents who settled in Pittsburgh, and later in Wisconsin, coming finally to Woodbine.  Ten children survive.  Mrs. Chas. Derr & Miss Mabel Hughes reside at Stockton, Mrs. Hannah Woods of Stockton is a sister.  A civil war veteran.  Buried Woodbine cemetery

Elizabeth State Bank is starting its 6th year.  Total resources are over $273,000.  Splendid building on the corner has during the past year undergone marked improvements.  The interior has been redecorated by special artists from Chicago, a hot water heating plant installed, iron shutters placed on the windows, besides other minor improvements.  Jacob Bertsch, Bernhard Dittmar, John Hagie, John Coveny and William Tippett were re-elected as directors.

TRAINS!! All trains have been late the last few days on account of the heavy snow storms.  Illinois Central trains detoured over the C.G.W. through Elizabeth yesterday because of a snow bound train near Apple River blocking passage.

Mrs. Chas. Banwarth & son Cletus left Friday night for Scales Mound.  Master Cletus attended a birthday party given by his cousin James Allen while there.

Evans, Evan Sr. of Woodbine, father of Section Foreman Evan Evans of this place, passed away at Woodbine Monday.  Buried Woodbine cemetery.


February 17, 1915 Volume XXIII Number 24  Paul A. Atz, Editor and Publisher

Train Wreck Illinois Central R.R. derailed near Warren on Tuesday night.  Two cars turned over and the remainder bumped along on the ties for a distance of 500 feet.  Six persons were injured.  Everyone says that their escape was miraculous as the train was going at the rate of 35 miles per hour. 

Williams, Robert arrested in Dubuque on charge of larceny.  Taken to Galena.  Alleged to have taken a camera and a sum of money from the home of D.O. Williams last Wednesday morning and went to Dubuque where he pawned the camera.  He was arrested in a moving picture theater and taken to Galena without extradition papers as he was willing to go without the papers.

Married - Smith, Anthony and Miss Bessie Baker both of Woodbine were married at St. Mary's Catholic church.


February 24, 1915 Volume XXIII Number 25

Steele, Bertha Irene, age 26, dau of Geo E. Steele of Hanover, died Monday morning of acute peritonitis.  Buried Hanover cemetery.  Survived by 6 brothers and 2 sisters.

Grass, Fred died. at his home in Derinda on Friday.  Born at Wurtenberg, Germany, Oct. 2, 1830, being a resident of this country for 59 years.  Survived by wife & nine ch: Henry of Withe, Oregon, Chris, Jacob & Chas. of Derinda, Fred and Mrs. Mary Wurster of Cliff Center, Kansas, and Mrs. Tadie Schock of Pearl City

Webster, Arthur W. of Baldwin City, Kansas celebrated 100th birthday on Feb. 13, 1915.  Born in Nova Scotia.  Formerly lived in Elizabeth, moving to Kansas in 1857.  He was a blacksmith.  He has a little daughter buried in the Elizabeth cemetery.  Before he left he made an iron fence and put at around her grave.  Letter from Mrs. Agnes Morton of Vinland, Kansas, who left Elizabeth for Kansas in 1859

Linotype Machine, Model 15, picture purchased of the Morgenthaler Linotype Company to be installed at the Elizabeth Weekly News.  Hope to have it installed in two weeks.


March 3, 1915 Volume XXIII Volume 26

An Opinion  By a Booster Citizen.  We are informed that chances are very favorable that the light plant will be a go to be built by home capital and this is the only method whereby we may expect it.  People should bear in mind, that it depends a whole lot on every citizen of the village to speak a good work for the electric plant even if they are not in a position to help financially to build the plant.  There is one great trouble here with some of the people when they are solicited to take stock in the new plant if the sun happens to be shinning they forget possible a few nights before of falling off the walk on account of the darkness and have to light matches to find their way home.  Then undoubtedly it would be a very easy matter to get their name on the list if they had the chance just at that time.  We hope they will have sufficient funds by the time our next issued comes out.


March 10, 1915 Volume XXIII Volume 27

Electric Lights Editorial  ...  Galena was, at one time, of greater importance and enjoyed greater prestige than Chicago.  Back in the early days, as a train of settlers, westward bound, stopped at Chicago, a boy of the party having been promised a hunting knife by his father, requested that it be bought in Chicago.  His father said, "Wait until we reach Galena; it is a larger place, and we can do better there."  Galena owes her early growth partially to her located on the Fever River, but mostly to her lead and zinc mines.  These were less permanent than the natural advantages of Chicago's location as the difference in size and prestige of the two cities, to-day testifies.

Elizabeth had her origin in a small tavern located near an old frontier fort, on the stage road joining these trading posts of Galena and Chicago. The discovery of lead ore was the greatest incentive to our early growth, and there have been several mining booms in recent years which have exerted a considerable temporary influence.  During all these years there have been a number of permanent factors at work and it is due to these more than anything else that at the present time there are , if any, vacant houses in the village. Elizabeth occupies the center of a considerable territory that enjoys greater freedom from the destructive wind and hail storms and periods of protracted drought than almost any other section in this part of the country.  Such a wide variety of crops can be raised that to the average farmer a total failure is almost unheard of.  Compare this with the condition of affairs that exist within a radius of one hundred miles of Elizabeth and other point throughout the state and country.  To this is added the advantage of an excellent locality for grazing and dairy farming.  There are many of the more specialized branches of agricultural work which have been almost totally undeveloped in this are except as a sideline to general farming and as a ready cash producer.

Of the large number of the poultry farms producing either marketable chickens or eggs, or both, apple orchards, grape vineyards, truck farms producing for the canning factories and various combinations of these exist in this country, how many are located in the vicinity of Elizabeth?  Within a four hour ride of Elizabeth is one of the greatest markets in the world for these products, and the facilities for the transportation of these products to this market are constantly in operation.

Elizabeth, as a distribution, shipping and banking center for such a community and in competition with other villages serving the same community cannot neglect any factor which will enable it to better serve this community.  The "Permanent Road Policy" has been inaugurated in Jo Daviess County and the central section of the State Road will extend eastward from the corporation limits of Elizabeth.  The fact that over one hundred motor cars were sold in this community last year is indicative of the demand for up-to-date service, and the state roads, wherever available, will insure a constant stream of business, regardless of weather conditions, to the most desirable business district and center of entertainment. Electric Lights for streets, private and public houses, stores and churches and places of entertainment is perhaps the most influential factor at the present time in producing desirable business and living conditions and opportunity for entertainment.  (Signed)  C.A. Nash

Died  Fraser, John P. died at St. Luke's Hospital at Chicago on Friday.  Son of James and Janet Pringle Fraser, born in Elizabeth on what was known as the "Scotch Lot".  Educated at Bayless Business College, Dubuque.  Worked for father in mercantile business.  When father retired, entered partnership with brother Frank, & Fred.  Married Dec. 28, 1870 Janet E. Steward.  Three ch: Will Steward Fraser of Elizabeth, Jessie of Chicago & Bessie of Elizabeth.  He was eldest of 11 ch:  Mrs. Sidney Marshal of Storm Lake, IA; Mrs. Margaret Crumer of Fort Morgan, Colorado; Mary, who d in infancy; James A. Fraser, deceased; Mrs. Janet Clegg of Hancock, Michigan; Fred and Grant of Bellville, Kansas and Mabel Holman of Denver, Colorado.  Buried Elizabeth Cemetery.

Hitt, Julia Robinson, dau of Davis & Susanna Nelson Robinson, b Hillsboro, IL, March 17, 1838, and died. March 7, 1915 at Elizabeth.  When still a child she came to Elizabeth with her parents, her father going into the merchandising business.  Married May 28, 1868, Samuel Hitt of Elizabeth.  4 ch:  Mrs. Will (Josephine) Bryant, Howard, Elmer and Mrs. Harry (Lou) Long.  Two bros: Quincy Robinson of Elizabeth & Geo of California, and sis Mrs. Lucretia Bray of Rockford.  Buried Elizabeth Cemetery.

Stratton, George D. Mrs. d. Sandwich, IL, Mary 2, 1915.  Elizabeth E. Adams was b Elizabeth Aug. 11, 1860, the youngest child of the late Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Adams.  In Feb 1861 married Ira H. Glessner.  They moved to Cortland, Nebraska where Mr. Glessner died in 1896.  In 1897 she married George D. Stratton and they moved to Sandwich where Mr. Stratton's parents resided.  Ch: Helen & Harry Stratton, Glessner ch: Mrs. Mary J. Menk, Henry Glessner of Sandwich, Charles E. Glessner of Chicago & Arthur A. Glessner of Sandwich.  Siblings:  W.J. Adams of North Yakima, Wash, Mrs. M.E. Ashmore of Elizabeth and Mrs. Susie A. Richards of Butte, Montana.  3 years ago another sister Mrs. Jennie Jeffrey died in Minnesota.

Bell Telephones have been installed in the homes of Neil Hutton, Jim Newkirk, Grant Tippett and Jas. Read, the past week.


March 17, 1915 Volume XXIII Number 28

R.H. Read, Frank Bryson, N.A. Gault of Elizabeth & 6 leading citizens of Stockton attended a Grant High Meeting at Rockford last Saturday.  Purpose of considering one of the three routes to be marked and called the Grant Highway.

                Route 1:  through Pearl City, Stockton, Woodbine and Elizabeth to Galena and Dubuque.

                Route 2:  Lena, Warren, Scales Mound, Galena & Shullsburg to Dubuque.

                Route 3:  Lena, Warren, Shullsburg and Hazel Green to Dubuque missing Galena.

Congressman McKenzie of the 13th Ill. district is honored

Former Elizabeth Weekly News editor Trebon (his picture shown) has left for Independence, Iowa.  Came to Elizabeth 2 years ago.  Changed the paper from a five column to a six columns & also built up the advertising .  He installed practically a new plant.

Electric Lights ... The reader to appreciate the demand for good lights in Elizabeth need only count up the number of acetylene, gasoline vapor and electric lighting plants which are now installed in the stores and houses of the village.  Calculate the total initial cost of these and then the total cost of operating and maintaining them.  Goes on to describe the kind of lighting each merchant needs to illuminate his wares.

The railroad needs lights at the station and the grade crossings.  That in itself creates a good impression on passing travelers, for who, when riding on the train, has not censured the Railroad Company for stopping a passenger train the dead of night at a station where the only visible signs of habitation were a few dim oil lamps.

Wasmund, Charles F.M., obituary.  Born Mar. 8, 1845 in Germany,  Married 1872 to Miss F. Brandt.  2 sons & 1 dau survive.  Came to this country in 1885 and resided 9 years in Guilford Twp., from where he moved to Thompson and settled on a farm about 1/2 mile west of Schapville where he had since resided.  Survived by wife, Mrs. John Hess and William & Bernhard .  Buried Schapville.


March 31, 1915  Volume XXIII Number 30

Births Charles Rhodes of North Hanover, a girl on March 25, 1915.  A girl of Frank Meyer Jr. on Sunday.  A girl to Robert Reed on Saturday.

Electric Lights  Articles.  One on defining terms and determining costs.


April 7, 1915 Volume XXIII  Number 31

Koch, Mary Mrs. Obit.  Born May 28, 1839 in Germany.  She married 1865 John Koch.  The same year they came to America and settled in Galena where they lived 13 years.  They moved to Woodbine Township and settled on a farm.  Mr. Koch d. 13 years ago.  Died April 2, 1915.  4 sons & 4 daus.  Died at home of son-in-law John Dittmar.  Buried Zionís Lutheran Cemetery at Schapville.

Heidenreich, Clara Mrs. (nee Bingford?), born Elizabeth, March 20, 1859 & d St. Mary's Hospital at Galesburg on March 31 from cancer.  Married Mar 29 1883 Alexander Heidenriech who d Nov 21, 1909.  Seven sons & two daus: Howard, Harold, Ralph, Delbert, Elsie, Claude (who d. age 2 years), Marie, Robert & Vernon.  All reside in Woodbine or vacinity.  Siblings:  William, Danburg, Nebr., Robert, Los Angles, CA, Lawrence of Streton, IL, Wallace of South Wayne, WI and Thora Seiman of Gratiot, WI.  Services at Woodbine Grace Evangelical Church

Duell, Mr. injured at the creamery. Fell 10 feet to a hard floor fracturing several ribs.

Electric Lights article.  Illumination


April 14, 1915 Volume XXIII Number 32

Subscribers for Lights Estimated $9,000 will be necessary to install a first class plant.

N.A. Gault                                           $500

John Coveny                                        $500

Jacob Bertsch                                      $500

Bernhard Dittmar                                 $500

A.T. Nadig                                          $500

John Hagie                                           $500

A.L. Cox                                             $500

John E. Williams                                   $500

J.C. McKenzie                                     $500

W.J. Daniels                                         $200

T.E. Ivey                                              $200

A.J. Nicholls                                         $200

H.J. Wand                                            $200

Richard Eustice                                     $200

Frank Fraser                                         $200

Frank Meyer                                         $200

A.E. Mougin                                         $100

Wesley Read                                        $100

McKillips Brothers                               $100

O.M. Bishop                                        $500

Amby Goldsworthy                              $200

S.B. Reynolds                                      $100

E.J. Burns                                            $100

W.W. Doan                                         $100

A.E. Laign                                            $100

Bray & Goldsworthy                            $100

Ben Chapman                                      $100

Mrs. Nellie Pierce                                $100

H. Goldhorn                                         $100

Mike Strieker                                       $200

Steve Lane                                           $100

Harry Wilcox                                        $100

Train Landslide near the tunnel Saturday night.  A large quantity slid over the track and all the section men from surrounding places were call out to remove it.  They worked until 8 o'clock Sunday morning before the trains were able to pass in safety.  The slide was probably due to the rain and as the frost was now out.  Number 1, C.G.W. detoured over the I.C. by the way of Freeport to Dubuque.

Base Ball Season Open.  Elizabeth won 7 to 6

Wand, Andrew Mr. & Mrs. 30th wedding anniversary.

Town Report

Road Report  

April 21, 1915 Volume XXIII Number 33

Village Report

Election Returns           

Citizens Ticket  


Village Clerk

Trustee, 2y

People's Ticket

M. F. Atchison, 129

Charles Bray, 133

Frank Steele, 129

J.C. Newkirk, 123

W.J. Daniel, 126

People's Ticket

H. O. Long, 87

W. J. Davey, 82

W. W. Doan, 91

Earl Gordon, 90

Jim Thompson, 85


Virtue, Roger, son of Howard Virtue of Rodden was ill from ptomaine poisoning.

Electric Lights article


April 28, 1915  Volume XXIII Number 34


May 5, 1915  Volume XXIII Number 35

Died  Hutton, Ruth Katharine died at Dr. Miller's Sanitariums in Freeport on April 27, 1915.  Dau of Dr. & Mrs. Hutton, the former deceased.  She was 22y 4m and several days.  4 bros: Haldore, Moreel of Elizabeth, Donald, deceased, Melcom of Chicago, 2 sis: Alice of Elizabeth and Etta of Atica, Indiana, besides her mother.

Died  Jacquin, Lawrence died April 12, in Florida, former Elizabeth resident.  He was 84y 6m & few days. Son, Paul in Florida, and dau Mrs. McGlynn of Chicago.  Buried at Fort Pierce.

Highway Inspection Trip announced at the Grant Highway Improvement Association for determining the route of the road between Freeport and Dubuque.

Photo of Favori No. 63297, a perchereon gray Stallion weighing about 1800 lbs.  Will stand at Elizabeth Saturday; Schapville Wednesday; and the remaining time at home.  Insured live colt $10.  (signed) Gus Boettner


May 12, 1915  Volume XXIII Number 36

Died  Mrs. Mary Letard Mitchell b. Milwaukee, Wis. March 11, 1875.  Her parents moved to Quincy, IL where she lived until her marriage to Dr. W.B. Mitchell on August 31, 1899.  She died at her home in Elizabeth, April 27, 1915.  Funeral at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Died   Fred E. Lawrence, Sante Fe operator at Barstow, California, at freight yards, January 31st.  Came to desert 3 months ago for his health.  Family lives in Sacramento, Calif.  He learned telegraphy at Elizabeth about 15 years ago and up to the time he was forced to change climate on account of his health, several months ago was located most of the time on Eastern division as operator, dispatcher and night chief

Elizabeth to have Electric Lights, will be installed in 60 days.  A meeting of the stockholders of the Elizabeth Light & Power Co. was held last night at the town hall to discuss about having electric lights.  They decided to accept the proposition of wiring the "juice" from Galena which will give Elizabeth service 24 hours a day.  It will be wired by the way of North Hanover, the company here installing it from North Hanover to Elizabeth.  This is to be started immediately and is expected to give Elizabeth service in 60 days.

Married  Lena Reed, the youngest dau of Mr. & Mrs. R.H. Reed and Alfred Foster, son of Mr. & Mrs. Ade Foster were quietly married at the home of his parents in Dakota, IL.  They will reside on a farm east of Elizabeth.

(Headline) Grant Highway Goes Through Elizabeth  Route:  Leaving Galena, one of the first historic spots to be reached is what is known as Avery's hill, and on its highest mounds is where the father of Major Avery of Galena is buried.  There is a legend as to why the elder Avery desired his tomb at such an eminence and the reply is said to have been that he so loved that wide stretch of country that in his final rest he wished to keep a watchful eye over it.  The Avery homestead is an historic place and is pointed out to the traveler as having been the stopping place of many notable people who journeyed this way in the stirring days of the ???? of this section.

                The Avery hills are many hundred feet above the sea level.  The isolated site, commanding position and picturesque outline, make it one of the most conspicuous objects in the vicinity of Galena.  The spot still retains the name of its owner is a fitting memorial of one of the dramatic sayings of a prosperous, yet peculiar man, in the Illinois history.  Numerous stories are told of his prosaic sayings.

                En route is the Wishon mine, named after Martin Wishon, and which yielded him a fortune.  This mine yielded large quantities of the finest lead and black jack.  Martin Wishon was a very poor man when he came to this section and settled down on a farm in the hills of Jo Daviess county.  It was while drilling a well in which work he was aided by his wife that the lead [unreadable, paper crease] him riches which made him one of the wealthiest men of this section of the period.  He was a quaint character, blunt in manner of meeting people, and yet was a man of high integrity...

                Nearby is the homestead of Henry Greene, who was state senator from this district many years ago.  He was a man of the same high standing in this community as the lamented John H. Addams of Cedarville who gave able service at Springfield.

                Elizabeth has been noted from pioneer days and up to the time of the Chicago Great Western railroad as being the largest inland town in Jo Daviess County.  In the days of the Indians no section of the country can furnish more thrilling incidents than Elizabeth.  Here stood one of the blockades behind which the early settlers took refuge from the Indians.  Elizabeth has had the most famous mines in northern Illinois.  On the advent of the Chicago Great Western railroad its familiar appellation of "Old Betsy" disappeared and Elizabeth is a growing and prosperous town.  No town is better known for the hospitality dispensed at its hotel.

                Two miles east from Elizabeth we pass along the famous Terrapin Ridge.  This ridge will compare with Missionary Ridge of war times and the scenic beauty of the famous Mohawk Valley.  It has been remarked by hundreds of tourists that nothing in the east or west will surpass it as a panoramic view from this ridge, which is in the town of Woodbine, deriving its name from the wood vine that clung to the trees in the early days.  After passing through the little village of Woodbine we cross the headwaters of Rush Creek.  Many of the earliest farms were developed along this creek.  There are no blue grass lands in Kentucky that will surpass in richness the valleys of Rush Creek.

                We then come to Stockton.  Many have read "The Ships that Pass in the Night."  Some have read "The Chips that pass in the Night" but all have heard of the town "That Grew in the Night" and probably no town in the northern Illinois is more widely advertised or generally talked about than Stockton.  It is noted for its liberality and good fellowship which has not in the least deterred its substantial business and good character.  The name of the township of Stockton was suggested in early days from favorable conditions for the breeding and growing of live stock.  And while this was never more highly developed than at the present time the rapidity of the growth of the town of Stockton and the [unreadable, paper crease] much larger development in the future.

                Approaching Stockton from the west one's attentions drawn to the water reservoir located up on the hill upon which a strong electric light with its golden glow against the darkest night will guide the motorist to safety and rest.

                After leaving Stockton, the city built upon a hill and which does not hide its lights under a bushel one's attention is drawn to the beautiful rich farming country surrounding Stockton and East Stockton, and the new terminal of the Chicago Great Western railway between Chicago expended upwards of $1,500,000 and has the building of car work, shops etc. in view all of which is located in Ward's Grove Township.  To the southeast of East Stockton lies Wards Grove, deriving its name from Bernard Ward who was it pioneer settler in 1836.  This immense grove or park contains about 1000 acres and it is now being contemplated that this and 1000 acres adjoining on the west are to converted into a state game reserve.


May 26, 1915  Volume XXIII, Number 38

To Ride Over the Grant Highway "The Southern Route" was unanimously chosen for the Grant Highway, so the county seat papers tell us. Another report says half the board gave the "Southern Route" the preference and the other half gave preference to the central route and the president of the board gave the Southern Route the needed majority.  Be that as it may, the Grant Highway Ass'n has decided to leave the old stage coach, and the picturesque old historic stone inn route, traveled by Grant and many other illustrious statesmen in the pioneer days of Northern Illinois, to the north from Freeport, "Good Old Freeport," and take a course further south, through an untraveled section marked by the villages of Pearl City, Kent, Stockton, Woodbine, Elizabeth, etc. to Galena. To say Lena is disappointed is stating it very mildly. That she will abide by the decision of the aforesaid Grant Highway Association, and grace fully lie down, need not be expected. To the contrary, she is almost certain to organize every town between Freeport and Galena, on the old original stage coach, Grant route, and push the improvement of this route to such perfection as will bring the travel this way in spite of all that ...

Executor's Notice - Estate of Clara E. Heidenreich.  H.E. Heidenreich, Executor.


June 2, 1915 Volume XXIII Number 39

Graduation Exercises of High School

Obituary John Jacob Gresinger, Over 1500 attended funeral at Massbach Lutheran Church including 300 teams and over 50 automobiles in the cortŤge.  John Jacob Groesinger was born in Cappishause, Wurtenburg, German on Nov 14, 1834.  Came to this country with his parents and resided in Chicago for a few months after which they went to Little Rush Creek about 2-1/2 miles from Elizabeth where they took up a homestead.  In 1855 Mr. Gresinger was married to Margaret Knock who died in 1861.  Three children were born to this union, two of which are deceased and one, Mrs. Minnie Keefer still survives.

In 1862, Mr. Groesinger was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Garner, who passed away February24, 1908.He is survived by seven sons and seven daughters, Nicholas and John of Savanna and Adam, Julius, Oscar, August, Emil, Mrs. Minnie Keefer, Mrs. Basil Zink, Mrs. Charlie Simon, Mrs. Fred Krug, Mrs. Andrew Wand, and Mrs. Albert Herring all of whom reside in this vicinity.  Died by Bright's disease.

Electric Light Ordinance No. 77  

June 9, 1915 Volume XXIII Number 40

Married:  Albert McKillips, son of Wm. McKillips and the youngest daughter of Adam Brown of Woodbine at home of the bride.  The young bride and groom expect to make a tour to the Great Exhibition in California and on their return will make their home on the farm recently purchased by the groom.

Birth: Sam Breed a baby boy on June 9.

Wedding Anniversary:  Mr. & Mrs. Chas. Atz, parents of the editor of the News.  All ch present except Charles of Freeport and David of Alfred, NY.

Death: Susan Smith was born October 17, 1832 in West Virginia where she grew to womanhood.  Afterward she came to Elizabeth, Illinois, and remained for a number of years, seeing much of the early history of our community.  In the course of time she went to the state of Missouri and made her home with a nephew for 18 years, where she cared for and helped to rear his children.  At the end of that time she came north again and for the last 17 years she has made her home with her niece, Mrs. W.D. Irwin of Hanover, Illinois.  Methodist church.  She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Laign of Elizabeth and Mrs. Emily Hovermale of Berkeley Springs, Morgan Co., West Virginia.  Interment was made Sunday afternoon at Elizabeth.


June 16, 1915 Volume XXIII Number 41

Former Editor, Trebon, now located in Pipestone, Minnesota

Heavy Storm cyclone near Dubuque.  Henry Kennedy's barn near Sand Prairie was struck by lightning and burned to the ground.

New Picture Show House Ed Burns is busy building his new picture show house and from what we understand it will be one of the best picture shows in the northern Illinois.  It is to be electric lighted, electric fans to keep you cool in the summer time and steam heated to keep you warm in the winter time.  It will have a seating capacity of 300 people, and a dancing floor in the rear of the building.  He expects to have it in operation in the near future.


June 23, 1915  Volume XXIII Number 42

What might have been a serious fire was narrowly averted last Thursday afternoon when the building in which N.A. Gault stores his Ford automobiles adjoining Joe Ehredt's Blacksmith shop caught fire and but the time arrival of help saved the building.  An alarm was given but before the fire department arrived, several citizens had put out the blaze.  The fire occurred near a quantity of oil and had it not been detected at the time, it would have been a very dangerous blaze to fight.  The loss was about $10.

Fire   Monday morning, about ten o'clock there was a fire in the school building.  The fire had a pretty good start and but the arrival of the fire department the building would probably have been destroyed.  Near the fire escape on the northwest side of the building the fire started, working its way up between the plastering and the brick wall.  The fire was finally extinguished after causing considerable damage.  The origin is not known however a good clew was found as to how it was caused as the building is not occupied at present and has not been since the end of May.

Women's Christian Temperance Union 15 members met at Joseph Virtue home in Hickory Grove.  This was the Annual Social meeting and they had their dinners in the open air.

Grant Highway  20 feet in width, paved with brick and built to last a century, ribbons it 190 miles across the State of Illinois from Chicago to Dubuque...thousands of tourists will come from far and near, unfettered by weather conditions or the time of year to see this model highway.

Bitten by Rattle Snake Charlie Bonjour, son of Chas. Bonjour who resides a few miles from the city of Apple River, was bitten by a rattle snake last week.  He was about 3 miles from home at the time and was taken to the home of Frank Bonjour.  The patient is getting along as well as can be expected but considerable pain follows and misfortune of this kind.

Married at twelve o'clock yesterday, H.E. Steele and Harriet Manuell of Galena.  Attended by George Steele, brother of the groom and Miss Hazel Manuell, sister of the bride.  Mr. Steele was formerly a hardware man in Elizabeth and is the son of George Steel Sr. of Hanover.

Died   Edward C. Posey of Stockton, was born Rush Township, March 31, 1851 and died at Mayo Bros. Hospital at Rochester, Minnesota, June 18, 1915, at the age of 64 years 2 months and 18 days.  He was married to Miss Julia Bonjour, December 16, 1876.  12 ch: Mrs. Lew Fitzsimmons of Eagle Point, Texas, George of Kasson, Minnesota, James of Elizabeth, Mrs. Martin Hexun of Kasson, Minnesota, Frank of Winona, Minnesota, John of Stockton, Ruben of Woodbine and Miss Vera at home, three having died in infancy.  Siblings: 3 brothers and 1 sister all of Stockton.  Elizabeth Weekly News.  June 23, 1915.

Circus  The LaMont Bros Shows will give two performances in Elizabeth on Saturday, June 26th at 2 and 8 pm.  Aerial features, sensational leapers, tumblers, wire walkers, balancers and other death defying feats of skill by both male and female performers.  Wonderful trained ponies, and elephants will perform in a wonderful manner.  One of the big features will be the baby camel only 8 weeks old.  The grand free street parade will start at noon.

Ad Banwarth & Son - Hoosier & Sellers Kitchen Cabinets.

Assessment for Year 1915  (Columns Lot No., Cash Val., Sassís Val., Owner

                Lot No.                   Cash Value            Sassís Value         Owner

Block 1

                1                              399                          133                          Overstreet, Cora

                2                              399                          133                          do

                3                              399                          133                          Campbell R.J.

                4                                99                            33                          do

                5                                99                            33                          Lynch Owen

                6                              201                            67                          do

Block 2

                1                                                                                              C.G.W.R.R. Co. (Ex)

                2                                                                                              do

                3 & 4                                                                                       do

                5                              24                             8                            Bennett Frank

                6                              351                          117                          do

                7                              600                          200                          Bennett William

                8,9,10,11 & 12                                                                        C.G.W.R.R. Co.

Block 3

                1                              501                          167                          Thomas John

                2                              99                           33                           do

                3                              99                           33                           do

                4                              300                          100                          do

                5                                99                          33                           do

                6                              1101                        367                          do

                7                              900                          300                          Zink Ben J.

                8                              300                          100                          do

                9 20ft                        51                          17                           do

                9 30ft                        75                          25                           Chapman Ben

                10                            501                          167                          do

                11                            99                           33                           Hutton Wm

                12                            399                          133                          do

                13                            24                             8                            do

                14                             1899                       633                          do

                15&16                     99                           33                           do

                18                             1200                       400                          Baker Winifred

                19                            99                           33                           do

                :20                           801                          267                          Shoemaker George

                23                            900                          300                          Rittman, John

                24                            801                          267                          Baker, Winifred

                25                            301                          267                          Ertmer, Lizzie

                26                            99                           33                           Hitt Robert

                27                            99                           33                           do

                28                            24                             8                            Hitt David

                29                            501                          167                          do

                17                             1101                       367                          Baker Winifred

                21                             99                           33                           Shoemaker George

                22                            900                          300                          Thrane William

Block 4

                2&3                                                                                         Catholic Church

                4                              99                           33                           Doan, W.W.

                5                              99                           33                           do

                6                              501                          167                          do

                7                              99                           33                           do

                8                              99                           33                           do

                9                              1149                        383                          do

                10                                                                                            Catholic Parsonage

                11&12                                                                                     Catholic Church

Block 5

                1                              99                           33                           Doan W.W.

                2                              99                           33                           do

                3                              99                           33                           do

                4&5                         99                           33                           do

                6&10                       99                           33                           do

                11&12                     99                           33                           do

                7,8,9                        150                          50                           do

Block 6

pt            ,2,3                          801                          267                          Bryant Sept

11'7"       11                           51                            17                           Goldthorp Elmer

                12                            1500                        500                          do

                4,5,6                        201                          67                           Lewis Lucinda

                10                            1200                        400                          Lee, J.C. Est

35'5"       11                            150                          50                           do

                7                              75                           25                           Watts James

                8                              75                           25                           do

                9                              600                          200                          do

Block 7

                1                              291                          67                           Burns & Wilcox

                2                              99                           33                           do

                3                              99                           33                           Scott Robert

                4                              300                          100                          do

                5                              99                           33                           do

                6                              951                          317                          Goldwsworthy Orville

                7                               1500                       500                          Davey J.H.

35'           9                              1476                       492                          Laign E.A.

48'           8                                1200                      400                          Goldsworthy Thos

15            9                               225                        75                           Scott Robert

                10                             1725                       575                          do

35'           11                            1899                       633                          Haig David

15'           11                              801                        267                          Carpenter Cyrus

17'           12                              900                        300                          Eliz Exchange Bank

33'           12                           1479                        493                          Haig & Leonard

Block 8

                1                              1101        367          Zink Ben J

                2                                99          33           do

                3                              99           33           do

45'           18                             5499  1833             McKenzie & Smith

22.5'        18                            801          267          Barton Victoria

20'           16                            3399  1133              Fraser J.P. & Co

10'           17                            201          67           do

                4                              999          333          Doan H.A.

13'           14&15                     2499        833          Bray R.L.

                5                              300          100          Williams Isaac Jr.

                6                             99            33           do

37'           14                            1350        450          Farrell Mose

                7                             99            33           Goard J.H.

                8                             99            33           do

                9                              399          133          do

                11                           99            33            do

                10                            501          167          Epstein Jacob

pt            12                            750          250          Reese Sarah

pt            12                            300          100          State Bank

24'           13                            3300        1100        do

26'           13                            3360        1120        White Thomas

30'           16                            9600        3200        Elizabeth Exchange Bank

22'5'         18                            2250        650          Allen & Goldhorn

Block 9

part         1                              249          83           Hunt Jerry

part         1                              51           17           Chapman Ben

                2                              501          167          do

                2                              1101        367          Banwarth Chas

15'           4                             51            17           do

35'           4                                                              C.G.W.R.R. CO. Ex.

pt            5,6,7,&8                                                  do

pt            1                              450          150          Chapman Ben

15'           9                             24              8            Banwarth Chas

                10                            2400        800          do

35'           9                                                              C.G.W.R.R.CO Ex

                11                            1800        600         Banwarth Chas W

                12                                                            Church (EEx)

Block 10

                1                              1101        367          Lynch Owen

                2                              201          67           do

                3                              249          83           Biggs Sarah

                4&5                         249          83           do

                6                              699          233          Allen Belle

                7                              1440        480          Reade Sarah A

                8                              1101        367          do

                9                              999          333          Finicle John

                10                            201          67           Robinson Edith

                11                            1401        467          do

                12                            1500        500          Thompson J.W.

Block 11

1/2           2                             51            17           Polker Henry

1/2           2                              51           17           McKillips Wm.

                3                             51            17           Polker Henry

                4                              1200        400          Parsonage M.E.

                9                             99            33           do

                10                            1101        367          Polker Henry

1/2           11                            99           33           do

1/2           11, 1 & 1/2 12        1200        400          McKillips Wm

1/2           12                            999          333          Schreck Micheal

                5,6,7,8                                                     Church(ex)

Block 12

                8              201          67           Goldsworthy Amby

part         7              99           33           Haig John

part         7              201          67           Gundry James

Block 13

                1              1701        567          Wand Herman J.

                11 & 2     1500        500          Bonjour Henry

                3              999          333          Banwarth Augusta

                4              999          333          Dawe Mary

                5              1701        567          Wand Andrew Jr.

                6              1701        567          Cox A.L.

                7              201         67           do

                8              99           33            Wand Andrew Jr.

                9              99           33           Dawe Mary

                10            99           33           Banwarth Augusta

                12            102          34            Wand Herman J.

Block 14

                3 & 4       1401        467          Hagie David

                5              699          233          Richards M.

                1 & 2       2199        733          Fraser J.R.

                6              201          67            Richards M.

                7              99           33           do

                8              99            33           do

                9              99           33           Hagie David

                10            99           33           do

                11            99           33           Fraser J.P.

                12            99           33           do

Block 15

                1              1851 617 Goldsworthy Amby

                2              201          67            McKenzie J.C.

                3              1200        400          do

part         4              201          67            do

 pt 4 pt 5 1701        567          Coveny John

 pt 5&6                   1101        367          Read Wesley

                7              99            33            Gault Mrs. N.A.

                8              99            33            do

                9              99            33            do

                10            99            33            do

                11            99            33            do

                12            99            33            do

Block 16

                1              801          267          Daniel Henry

                12            201          67            do

                2              1401        467          Hitt Julia

                11            249          83            do

5,6,7,8,9,&4                            C.G.W.R.R.Co Ex.

                10            99            33            Bohnhoff Fred

                3              900          300          do

Block 17

2/3           2              2676        892          Hagie John O.

1/3           2              1326        442          Hagie Fred

36'           3              2499        833          Hutton Wm

14'           3              3876        1292        Masonic Association

12'           4              201          67           do

33'           4              1299        433          Blewett John

                5              252          84            Williams T.Fred

8'             7 & 6       1851        716          do

7              600          200          Reynolds Sarah A.

pt            8 & 9       990          333          Robinson John I.

pt            8 & 9       702          234          Odd Fellows

Block 18 bounded by Main, Catlin, MadisonVine Streets

Block 18

                1              3999        1333        Westphal Julius

                2              1800        600          Daniel W.J.

21'           3              2400        800          do

20'           3              2400        800          Stephan Anton

                4              600          200          Lee John Est.

                5              ?              ?              Bryant Sept

                6              801          267          Lee Mrs J.C.

                7              600          200          Blake Jess

                8              201          67            do

                9              600          200          Zink Ben J.

Block 17

48x40      1              501          167          McKenzie & Smith

48x80      1              5451        1817        Hutton Wm

20'           4              1401        467          Thompson James

24'8"       4              1101        367          Dittmar Bernard

                4              801          267          Burns Edward J.

Block 18

                10            300          100          Zink Ben J.

Block 19

                1              300          100          Robinson Hezekiah

1/3x17'    2              249          83            Bateman Elizabeth

2/3x32  2 624          208          Skyoghand Alex & Fan

                10            999          333          Tippett Lizzie

                3              501          167          Bateman Elizabeth

                4              600          200          do

                5              3201        1067        Bawden Margaret

                6              300          100          do

                8              501          167          Bateman Elizabeth

                7              501          167          do

                9              501          167          Bashaw Mary

                11            201          67            Kaul John

                12            1200        400          do


out lots 1/4 2

                                300          100          Bray T.B.


Out lots 1/2 5 x 3/4 of 2 & all 6 & 7

                                150          50            Bray L.P.

out lots 1/2 of 5 all 6 & 7

                                150          50            Hutton Wm.


Reynolds Edition

Block 20

                1              4200        1400        Long Sarah

                2              99            33            Hagie Fred

                6              24            8              do

                7              201          67            Lane Steve

                8              801          267          Ehredt John

N pt        9              51            17            Lane Steve

                5              1350        450          Hagie Fred

10'           3              51            17            Long Sarah

bal 3 & 4                1251        417          Lane Steve

S pt 9      51            17            Ehredt John

Block 21

                pt 4 & 1  801          278          Daniel Hannah

                4                                              C.G.W.R.R. Co

                5              51            17            Daniel Hannah     

                8              999          333          do


What should be Blk 2 Myrtle St.

                2,3,6,7,10                                                C.G.W.R.R. Co.

 50'          9                                              do

bal           9                                              Bonjour Paul


Block 22

                1 to 13                                    C.G.W.R.R. Co.


Block 23

                1,2,3&4                                   C.G.W.R.R. Co.


Block 24

                1              99            33            Ehredt John

                2              801          267          Allen Elizabeth

                3              801          267          Ehredt John

                4              201          67            Wiley Henry

6/7 of      5             801          267          do

                6              99            33            Ehredt John

                7              99            33            do

                10            99            33            do

                11            1101        367          do

                8              1224        408          Hagie John

                9              1500        500          Rankins John

                12            201          67            do

Block 25

                1              99            33            Allen Elizabeth

                2              600          200          do

                3              201          67            do

                4              1500        500          Shaw Mamie

                5              201          67            Allen Elizabeth

                6              201          67            do

                7                                              Church

Block 26

What should be Blk 26 adjoining Public Square

                1              99            33            Gault Norman

                2              1101        367          do

                3              99            33            do

                4              399          133          do

                5              99            33            do

                6              99            33            do

                7              99            33            do

                9              201          67            Wilcox Isaac

                8              300          100          Musselman Henry

Block 27

                1              99            33            Gouse Jane

                2              402          134          do

                3              99            33            do

                6              99            33            Gault Norman

                8              399          133          Nash A.H.

                10            75            25            Westphal Jennie

                4              501          167          Reynolds L.H.

                7              501          167          Lutheran CHurch Parsonage

frac         9              24            8              Westphal Jennie

part         5              51            17            Reynolds L.H.

pt            5              51            17            Gault Norman

                11            249          83            Westphal Jennie

                12            699          233          do

                13            1101        367          Long Adam

                14            600          200          Gault Norman

Block 28

pt            2              174          58            Newkirk James

6'             2              24            8              Fraser Fred

44'           3              1374        458          do

6'             3              24            8              Fraser Frank

44'           4              1374        458          do

                6              1200        400          Pearce Nellie

6'4&        5              1125        375          Harkness Maria

                1              600          200          Newkirk James


Block 29

                1              501          167          Mitchell W.B.

                2              801          267          Reynolds Laura E.

                3              1602        534          Virtue Lena

                4              699          233          Mitchell W.B.

                5              600          200          Shaw Eliza

                6              99            33            do

                7              99            33            Hagie Frank

                8              2001        667          DO

3/5           9              126          42            Dittmar B.

3/5           10            1824        608          DO

2/5           9              75            25            Hagie Frank

2/5           10            75            24            do

                11            99            33            Dittmar B.

                11            99            33            do

Block 30

1 & 2                                                       C.G.W.R.R.Co

1/2           3              501          167          Honeyman Ben

                4              201          67            do

                5              75            25            do

                6              99            33            Tippett James

                7              1701        567          Kuhse August

                8              99            33            do

                9              99            33            Tippett James

                10            1851        617          do

                11            99            33            Krippendorf Julius H.

                12            99            23            do

                13            99            33            Tippett James

                14            99            33            Nash A.H.

                15            99            33            do

                16            1200        400          do

pt            17                                            do

pt            17                                            C.G.W.R.R. Co.

1/2           3              51            17            Bowers John

Block 31

                1              600          200          Dittmar John

                2              801          267          Krippendorf Herman

                3              99            33            do

                4              99            33            Dittmar John

                5              99            33            Eade Sarah E.

                7              99            33            Gault N.A.

                8              300          100          Eade Sarah E.

                9              51            17            Gault N.A.

                10            75            25            do

                11            75            25            do

                6              600          200          do

Block 32

                1              50            50            Koester Frederick

                4              75            25            do

                5              999          333          do

                2              1299        433          Goldhorn Henry

                6              201          67            Mougin A.E.

                3              201          67            Goldhorn Henry

                7              99            33            Mougin A.E.

                8              99            33            Beebe Lucy

                9              99            33            do

                10            1899        633          Mougin A.E.

                11            501          167          Spurrell Simon

                12            99            33            Beebe Lucy

Block 33

1              1599        533          Eustice Richard

2              1401        467          Ashmore Henry

3              699          2333        Atkinson M.F.

4              1200        400          Reynolds S.B.

5              1200        400          Barton ELizabeth

6              900          300          McKenzie Wm

Block 34

pt            1              951          317          Rogers Kate M

pt            2              75            25            do

                3              75            25            do

                4              75            25            do

                5              51            17            do

pt 1&2    1176        332          Burns E.J.

Block 35

                1              90            22            Reed B.J.

                2              1299        433          do

                1/2 4, 3                                    Village of Elizabeth

                1/2,4        51            17            Kolb Frank

Block 36

                1              762          234          Mest Henry

                4              102          31            do

                2              1299        433          Dresser R.S.

                3              603          201          Werner Jennie

                5              99            33            do

                6              201          67            do

                7              99            33            Kolb Frank

                8              99            33            Werner Jennie

                10            99            33            Kolb Frank

                11            99            33            do

                9              99            33            do

Block 37

                1              24            8              Mest Henry

                3              24            8              Bateman Elizabeth

                4              24            8              do

                2              24            8              Mest Henry

Mrs. Howarth's Addition to Elizabeth

1              600          200          Theis Mrs. John

10'3, 2     1224        403          Bertsch Jacob

25'4,40'3  828          276          Rowley Frank

25'4, 5     1050        350          Williams John E.

                6              804          268          Bertsch Jacob

                7              99            33            Chapman Ben

                8              99            33            do

                9              999          333          Hand Mrs. Albert

pt 10                       601          167          Steinbeck Emma

pt 11                       999          333          Erby Charles

pt 12                       99            33            do

1/2           13            51            17            Laign Mrs. EE. W.

pt            14            1603        534          do

                15            1500        500          Ivey Thomas

                16            99            33            McKenzie J.C.

                17            99            33            Ivey Charles

                18            900          300          do

                19            99            33            Mitchell Lee

                20            600          200          do

                21            24            8              Fraser W.S.

                22            24            8              do

                23            24            8              do

                24            24            8              do

                27            75            25            Hutton W.

                28            51            17            Fraser J.P.

                pt10,11&12 150     50            do


July 7, 1915 Volume XXIII Number 44

More Assessments - farmland and Woodbine

July 15, 1915 Volume XXIII Number 45

Marriage - Cecile Wenner, d/o Mrs. Jennie Wenner on West Catlin St. to George W. Scott of Springfield.  She taught in the public school here for 8 years and also in the country schools about here.  For the last two years she has been clerking in the store of O.M. Bishop.  She was superintendent of the Methodist Sunday School for the last year and a half.  Honeymoon to Niagara Falls and then will live in Springfield.

Died - Mrs. Elizabeth Barton.  Was born at Weston December 23, 1845, d. at home of her eldest daughter Mrs. John Gill on June 27, 1915.  Married James Barton on March 9, 1865.  He d. Nov. 5, 1884.  Ch: Mary d age 8, A.G. & J.W. to Stockton, Mrs. John Gill who lives on the old home place near Weston, and Lillie M. Seidenburg of Alden, Iowa.  6 gch, 1 sister.  Member Weston Methodist Church


July 28, 1915 Volume XXIII Number 47

Elizabeth will soon have one of the largest garages in the country.  Goldthorpe & Wilcox purchased the following buildings to build a large garage: Duell & Dale restaurant, Shoe repairing shop and the old exchange bank building.  The building will probably be 50 feet by 100 & they aren't certain as yet whether it will be a two story building or not.  They will be ready to do anything in the automobile line.

W.S. Fraser underwent an operation Monday afternoon at his home here for blood poison.  Mr. Fraser has been suffering for the last two weeks untold agony and Monday it was decided best to have an operation.  When a child of 12 years of age Mr. Fraser was hit by a heavy piece of wood on his limb and it has bothered him at times since then.  A short time ago it was again bruised with the result of blood-poisoning setting in.  He is getting along as well as can be expected and his many friends expect and hope to again see him in the store in the near future.  Mr. Fraser is one of our enterprising storekeepers dealing in the same line of goods as did his father, the late J.P. Fraser.


August 4, 1915 Volume XXIII Number 48

The contract with the Interstate Light & Power Company of Galena has been accepted by the Elizabeth Light & Power CO. and construction work on the transmission line and distribution system will be started as soon after the Village Board decides upon the street lighting system.  The company expects to have the work completed as soon as the plans can be revised will be possible.  Due to the fact that a large number of people desire to have their homes wired, it is suggested that the work be started immediately in order to avoid a rush later on.  And be ready to be connected to the lines as soon as the current is turned on.  The rates for resident lighting will be .15 per Kilowatt hour.  The complete schedule of rates will be published later.

Much Property Changing Hands in Elizabeth.  Elizabeth is still in the hands of the real estate craze and this week more property changed owners.  Other property on Main street is about to be sold while those who do not own their own stores and offices are in a constant reign of terror as property is sold.  All real estate is advancing in price from $500 to $1000 as prediction of boom is seen.  Much of this is caused through the Grant Highway coming this way.  Electric lights also help to make things "hum".

I.E. Shaw purchased the Tom White building which joins the State Bank and in which Bray & Goldsworthy have had their Confectionary store.  O.M. Bishop purchased a part of the Bray property in which Bonjour & Wand have their Plumbing works and Bray & Goldsworthy purchased the other part in which the Harness shop is and also Will Unger's barber shop.  This will take practically all the old buildings off Main street and fine up-to-date buildings will appear in their places.  O.M. Bishop will probably not build immediately but Bray & Goldsworthy will start as soon as possible.  We have as yet not heard where the other merchants will locate.

RAILROAD  There was a wreck on the C.G.W.R.R. near the tunnel at Winston. However it was a no serious nature as only a few cars were derailed.  The wrecker was called from Stockton and had the track cleared by 10 o'clock.  No. 2 went over the I.C.R.R. to Freeport and from there returned to their own road.  No one was injured

August 11, 1915 Volume XXXII Number 49

More Real Estate Changes Owners: We just found out that we no longer have a "home Sweet Home" but that Paul Bonjour & Wand are our new landlords for the time being.  Herman Krippendorf bought the property owned by Mrs. Barton on Main street where Mrs. Overstreet had her millenary store.  Henry Mest night agent at the Great West depot sold his house on Catlin street to Mr. Endress of Pleasant Valley.

Died: Robert Scott was born in Fifeshire Scotland, October 22, 1831 and died at home in Derinda July 4th 1915.  On August 1, 1851 he married Catharine Smith.  She was born in Fife shire, Scotland.  The following year after their marriage they left their native land arriving in Jo Daviess county in July 1852.  3 ch:  Christiana S. Clegg of Chicago, Robert of Montana and Catharine Atchison of St Paul.  His first wife died in 1898 and on August 4, 1902 he married Miss Helen Herald of Derinda township who survives him.  Mr. Scott was a shoemaker by trade and followed the profession in Elizabeth.  He also established the first meat market and ice house in Elizabeth and for a number of years was proprietor of the brick yard on the edge of Elizabeth.  Member of Methodist Church.  He was engaged at the time of his death in building a new residence in Elizabeth where he had spent the most of life.


August 18, 1915 Volume XXIII Number 50

And Still Property Changes Hands.  Ben Chapman has purchased the Sarah Biggs property near his home in which George Bartonstein and Ben Easton live.  Mr. Chapman expects to build new houses on the lots in the near future.

RAILROAD New schedule for Great Western effective Sunday, August 22d.  No. 3 which came at 12:44 p.m. will now come at 12:01 p.m.  No. 1 remains same as before, 10:37 p.m.  No. 5 which came at 3:45 will come 4 minutes later, 3:49 a.m.  No. 2 which came at 5:04 comes 12 minutes earlier, 4:52 a.m.  No. 4 which came at 6:08p.m. will come 2 hours and 9 minutes earlier, 3:59 p.m.

Schedule for Elizabeth Chautauqua coming on August 29th to Sept 3d


August 25, 1915 Volume XXIII Number 51

Barthold Keller of Massbach was shot, with the bullet entering his left side about 2 inches below the heart and was located as being above his right hip.  He was out in the pasture looking for his son who had gone hunting with whom it is said he had had a quarrel in the morning when he was shot.

Married: Frank Ehredt, son of Martin Ehredt of Derinda Center, to Sarah Rath of Washington Township at the Methodist Church in Mt. Carroll.

Possible Foot and Mouth Disease.  People well remember when the quarantine was on last winter and what a shortage of feed and loss of money was caused because they were unable to ship stock from these parts.  The State inspector is not certain whether it was the regular foot and mouth disease or not.  The Old Settler's Picnic was called off on account of the scare and should it be the real foot and mouth disease it would cause all fairs, and entertainments to be called off in this vicinity.

Nineteen carloads shipped Tuesday evening by Elizabeth stock buyers because of fear of the hoof & mouth disease.

School to start Sept 6th.  One new study has been added to the high school course which is Chemistry and puts the Elizabeth High School at the best in this part of the state.  A new set of Nelsonís loose-leaf encyclopedias have been added to the library.

Siebel Brothers well known Pony Circus will give two performances, Aug 26th

Ed Burns will open his picture theater in a very short time now.  He has just received his equipment and just as soon as it is set up he will start having shows.  He has built an addition to the building in which he formerly had a pool hall and has remodeled it completely, he doing the entire work himself.  It will be one of the best picture shows in this part of the state.


September 1, 1915 Volume XXIII Number 52

New Office Building Sold Once More:  We have a new landlord, this time it is our implement dealer, W.J. Menzemer.  He purchased the building of Bonjour & Wand last Saturday afternoon.

Died:  Thomas Bingham died August 26th at his sister's home in Cripple Creek, Colorado.  Had gone there a few weeks ago with hopes of improving his health.  He was born in the town of Guilford, April 1876, and hence was in his 40th year at the time of his death.  Siblings:  Mrs. Bruce of Cripple Creek, Mrs. Mary Callahan of Galena, and the Misses Elizabeth & Jennie of this place, William, Goerge and John of Galena, and Frank of Hanover.  His parents preceded him but a few years, and since that time the brothers and sisters have maintained the old home in Elizabeth.  He began ailing only 2 months ago, and even when he left work he expected it was only for a rest.  But the White Plague is one of most treacherous nature and thus claimed another victom.  Burial in Grennwood cemetery at Elizabeth.

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Girot of Rodden opened their spacious home to about 100 of their friends last Wednesday night.  The hours were spent in dancing, the music being furnished by Sincox and Halloran.  At midnight delicious refreshments were served.

Died: Henry J. Sheridan of Stockton.  Born March 16, 1876 on a farm near Stockton where he always made his home.  Unmarried & lived with his mother on the farm.  Survived by mother Mrs. Ellen Sheridan, siblings: Philip of Stockton, Edmund of Freeport, George of Clear Lake, IA and Mrs Ella Ball of Stockton.  Buried Holy Cross cemetery.

Otto Keller arrested for shooting his father Barthold Keller


September 8, 1915 Volume XXIV Number 1

Big picnic to be held Saturday at Weston in the grove owned by Mr. and Mrs. Wm Tapley.

The store room formerly occupied by Duell & Dale Confectionery dealers is being moved today.  Jacob Epstein one of our merchants dealing in dry goods purchased the building and is having it moved to another place near the State Bank.  As soon as it is moved he will move his goods into it.  Goldthorpe & Wilcox will then start to build their new garage where this building stood.

Many willing hands were present to help move the confectionery goods of Bray & Goldsworthy Monday.  In fact it seemed as though they were attracted to the "sweets" like flies.  Amid much joking and laughing the  goods were soon moved to the next building.  We have as yet not heard whether any are feeling any the worse from it only that most of them are quite sleepy today.  I.E. Shaw is moving his goods into the place vacated by Bray & Goldsworthy.  Building of the  new buildings will soon start which will add greatly to making Elizabeth an up-to-date town.

Hanover Creamery burned up completely.

Married:  Rev. Edward Merkel pastor of the Lutheran Church of Elizabeth and Miss Anna P. Dan of St. Louis at the home of the bride's parents, Professor and Mrs. W.H.T. Dan.

R.F.D. Carriers of Jo Daviess County held convention.  18 mail carriers were present.  Warren - 3; Apple River - 3; Scales Mound - 3; Hanover - 3;

Elizabeth - 5; Woodbine - 1; and two post masters - W.F. Herman of Woodbine & John Coveny of Elizabeth.  Dinner was had at the Commercial Hotel.

Work was started Monday of last week to move the house N.A. Gault recently purchased of Smith & McKenzie to the lots of the Farmers' Co-Operative  Creamery.  The foundation had been laid some time ago, A. Runge and family expect to reside there.  No sooner had the house been moved from the place then grading was commenced for the new display house to be built there soon.  J.C. Lee put in the foundation.  He finds his concrete mixing machine quite useful in this work.

A large car went over the Grant Highway west last Thursday with a Des Moines pennant fastened on the top.  In fact the past week has witnessed a regular procession of strange automobiles through Elizabeth over the Grant Highway and most of the autos have been high-class touring cars, the expensive kind driven by professional chauffeurs.  More fine touring cars have passed through Elizabeth this summer than in all the preceding years combined.

Died:  Mrs. Dr. G.S. Cowles.  She will be buried today at Rush where he son was buried.  Mary Helen Marr Renwick was born in Rush township, April 6th 1852 and died in Elizabeth September 6, 1915.  On January 15th 1874 she was united in marriage to Dr. G.S. Cowles of this city.  Ch:  Charles Lewis who died 21 years ago and Mrs. Chas. May of Savanna.  Survived by her husband, dau & two grandsons, Lewis & Genoa, 4 sisters & 4 brothers.

Died:  Patrick Kil Gallen, a farmer of Pleasant Valley, aged 98 years.

Paul Bonjour injures his finger while helping in moving the contents of his tin shop last Thursday into the Bray & Goldsworthy poultry house.  A radiator they were moving fell on his finger crushing it severely.


September 22, 1915 Volume XXIV Number 3

Main Street undergoing many changes this week.  Buildings are being torn down and preparations are now in order for building new and up-to-date ones where old one story buildings formerly stood.  The old harness shop and barber shop are torn down also the old Exchange Bank building and buildings adjoining.  Bray & Goldsworthy are now digging the basement for their new Confectionery Store and work of building the new store will commence in the near future.  Goldthorpe & Wilcox have torn down the old buildings to make room for the new garage.  From what we have heard this garage will be the most complete garage in this part of the state.

The building purchased by Jacob Epstein, in which the Home Bakery was at one time, was moved this week.  Mr. Epstein will move his dry goods into this place in the near future.  The place vacated by him will be occupied by Mr. Unger as a barber shop.  Mr. Unger now has his barber shop on the same floor as Dr. Hagie's office.

N.A. Gault informs us that he has taken up the agency for the Dodge Automobile and will have a carload here in the next few days.  Mr. Gault has been agent for the Ford and Empire autos for the last few years and has made a decided success in handling them.

New Picture Show opens tonight for the first time.  Mr. Burns lengthened the building to 88 feet and redecorated the interior to the very latest.  The machine is run by electricity, he having a dynamo of his own, is electrically lighted.  He will also have electric fans and ventilators.  Shows are every Wednesday and Saturday nights.


October 14, 1914, Volume XXIII Number 6              PAPER OUT-OF-SEQUENCE

Died: Frederick Koester of Elizabeth.  Funeral from Schoenhart church near Scales Mound.  Burial will be in the cemetery near the church.

Robert W. Weir elected to the post of first tenor in the Obedrlin College Glee Club for the coming year.

The Long Hollow school is now a Standard school, notification to that effect being received last week from the state superintendent of public instruction.  A standard as to furnishing, books, heating, ventilation, organization, and teaching has been made.

Married:  Charles Rutledge Smith, son of James Smith, of Savanna and Miss Emma Elizabeth Dittmar of Massbach, dau of Albert Dittmar.


October 20, 1915 Volume XXIV Number 7

Wedding Anniversary:  Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Bertsch celebrated 20th on Oct. 17

Jacob Bertsch & Miss Ellen Toms were married Oct 17, 1895 in the M.E. Church

New Confectionery Store Plans:  Bray & Goldsworthy's new store building will be different in the material used in its construction from any other in Elizabeth.  The front will be of a very beautiful, rough, dark red brick made in Boone, Iowa--the sides of white, or "Milwaukee" brick while cut-stone trimmings will add to the attractions of the front.  There will be four feet of space between it and the Exchange Bank building thus insuring good light for both buildings on one side.  The front will be 28 feet on Main street, but that includes a few feet of Mr. Bishop's land, as Bray & Goldsworthy's structure, now building, will include the stairway and vestibule for their own as well as the one O.M. Bishop is to erect in the spring.  The basement front will be for Mr. Unger's use as a barber shop.  It will be 17x31 feet, and lighted both by bull's eye sidewalk lights and perpendicular panes below the store's plate windows. The rear of the basement, 21x37 feet will be for cold storage and the manufacture of ice cream.  The top floor will have an office room 12x15 feet and a six room flat with bath.  The ground floor, of course, is for restaurant purposes and a kitchen 15 feet 8 inches by 10 feet 6 inches is partitioned from it by glass from floor to ceiling.  A splendid ice cream parlor will also be on the first floor.


October 27, 1915 Volume XXIV Number 8

New Garage Building Progressing Rapidly.  The bricklayers commenced to lay brick for the wall Monday morning and the front wall is now nearing completion.  It will have all the latest improvements in the line of being electric lighted machinery run by electricity, etc.  This will be one of the great improvements of this city as we needed just such a building here as tourists going through here will find that Elizabeth has everything a man can wish for.  First class hotels, garages, up-to-date business men help to make and put Elizabeth on the map.  The building that Bray and Goldsworthy are erecting is now nearly ready for the bricklayers.  The foundation will be finished within the next few days.  In talking with a former resident of this city we heard the following said:  "This town is certainly torn up a present but it is the biggest improvement that every came here."  In short, we will soon see one of the lividest little towns between Chicago and Dubuque." 

Old Street Lamps soon to be a thing of the Past in Elizabeth.  Work on the pole line which is being built from North Hanover to Elizabeth is coming along quite nicely.  Dr. A.J. Nichols, Secretary of the Elizabeth Light & Power Company informs us that the "juice" will probably be here in the next twenty five days.

Died:  Mrs. Henry Polker from apoplexy.  Charlotte Steinecke Polker was born in Germany on July 18, 1845.  At the age of ten years she migrated to this country with her parents settling on a homestead in the vicinity of Freeport.  She was united in marriage with Henry Polker in the year 1867.  Her husband preceded her to the grave three years and one month to the day.  She attained the age of 70 years, 3 months and 2 days.  Ch: Mrs. W.H. Goldsworthy and Mrs. N.A. Gault and one granddau, Mary Goldsworthy all residing in Elizabeth.  Siblings:  Mrs. Fred Yarke of LeMars, IA and Mrs. Henry Yarke of Aunelia, IA, S.F. Steinecke of Chesokee, IA and Henry Steinecke of Aunelia, IA


November 3, 1915  Volume XXIV  Number 9

Drawing of a Sellers Kitchen advertised by Banwarth & Son


November 10, 1915 Volume XXIV Number 10

Died:  August Westphal born in Wissek Province, Posen, Germany in 1852.  He came to this country in 1871 at the age of 19 years and worked in the shoemaking trade with his brother, Julius for ten years.  He then left for Elkport, Iowa and then moved again.  This time to near Hanover where he was engaged in keeping a store.  He married Miss Mary Schecker in 1882 who preceded him in death 11 years since.  Ch:  Emma and Henrietta.  Siblings:  Julius who lives near Elizabeth and Mrs. Minnie Molin of Chicago.  Grandsons: Chester and Lyle Kiefer and Charles Kilty who live near Hanover.

Died:  Joseph Kuhse was born June 17,m 1872 in Mecklenburg, Schwerin, German.  In the year 1884 he came with his parents to America who settled in Thompson from there they moved to Woodbine township some years later.  He was confirmed March 25, 1888 in Zion's Lutheran Church at Schapville.  He died November 6 at the age of 43 years 4 months and 19 days.  He lived practically all of his life on a farm near Elizabeth with the exception of 3 years of which he spent one in Michigan on a farm and two of them at Taylor Springs, Illinois in the moving picture business.  Survivors:  father, step-mother, brothers William, Louis and Ernest; sisters Mrs. John Steinberg, Mrs. Wm. Busch, Mrs. Frank Meyer, Mrs Jack Bonjour and Mrs. George Wand.


November 17, 1915  Volume XXIV Number 11

Married:  Charles Williams, son of Fred Williams of Elizabeth, to Miss Mazie Koehler, dau of Louis Koehler, at home of groom's uncle, Rev. Gable in Elgin.  Will live in house recently vacated by Miss Sarah Reynolds

New buildings:  Within a week of so the garage building of Goldthorpe & Wilcox will be completed and ready for usage.  The masonry of the building was completed last week and carpenters are now putting up the roof.  The masonry work is being rushed as fast as possible on the new confectionery store and the first story and part of the second is now finished.  The garage built by N.A. Gault will be ready for use in a few days.  An office was built in one part of the building and adds to make this one of the most up-to-date buildings of its kind in the county.  A gasoline tank was sunk Tuesday in front of it and a pump will be placed there of the very latest model.  It won't be very long before we will no longer see great gaps torn out in Main street but in their places one will see nice, large new buildings.

Died:  Mrs. C.E. Cox at her home 109 3/4 Galena street, Freeport.  Before her marriage was Miss Myrtle Kevern, a dau of Mr. & Mrs. John Kevern who now reside at Freeport.  She was born May 26, 1880 in Elizabeth, living here the first 21 years of her life.  On Feb 3, 1903 she married Mr. Cox and went to live at Errah, where he worked at his trade as a painter.  12 years ago they moved to Freeport.  Survived by husband, parents and siblings: Mrs. Ida Gubbon of Nora, Nebraska, Mrs Jessie McRae of Freeport, Mrs. Maude Allen of Platteville, Wis., Raymond H. Kevern of Elizabeth, and Walter L. Kevern of Freeport, and Harold D. Kevern of Galena.


November 24, 1915 Volume XXIV Number 12

Ordinance No. 80 giving Standard Oil Company permission to erect warehouse, tanks and other buildings necessary for the conduct of its business, and to store therein illuminating oils, coal oils, naptha, gasoline or any other mineral oils... on the right-of-way of the Chicago & Great Western Railway commencing at a point 700 feet west of the depot as now located, measured along the center line of the west bound main track; then northerly at right angles to house or team track approximately 33 feet, which is a point of beginning; thence westerly parallel to said house or team track 100 feet; thence northerly at right angles 60 feet then easterly 100 feet parallel to and 60 feet distant from said team track; then southerly 60 feet to point of beginning.


December 1, 1915 Volume XXIV Number ??

To Start Mining  A large company will take charge of the work and will without doubt make it a success as the hills around Elizabeth have always been known in history to contain the richest ore in the Northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.  Owing to the fact that electrical power will soon arrive, this will enable mines to be run at practically and very low cost.  It is said that the cost of hauling and the burning of coal was what put the mining in these parts out of business before as not enough could be shipped in to operate the mines as they should have been.  Since the present war has been going on, lead has doubled and tripled in price and is now so costly that it is scarcely able to be bought.  We hope with the other people that this will be true as the ore is here and all that is required is that it is to be dug up.  With the present equipment used in mines this could be done at a very little cost.  We want the mines and people should do everything in their power to help get them here.  Let's BOOST.

Find Indian Skeleton  While doing road work an Indian skeleton was dug up by a citizen living near here one day last week.  It is thought that the skeleton is that of a boy of about 12 years old.  The entire frame work of the body was found but it was in such a decayed state that only parts of the skull were able to be bro't in for exhibition.  Where Elizabeth now stands, was at one time a fort known as the "Apple River Fort" and in which the early settlers to refuge from the Indians who roamed these hills for centuries past.  This is one of the first skeletons found although many Indian relics have been picked up in the past years.

Telephone  The Pitcher Telephone Company which recently purchased the lines of the Steele Telephone Company take charge of the lines today.  The new central office will be where the Steele Telephone Company had their Central office and all things are being moved to that office at once.  Mrs. McDougal will be in charge of the office with Miss Edna Meffley as assistant.  Frank Steele, who has been in charge of the Steele Telephone Company at this city, has been here for three years during which time he has earnestly endeavored to give his patrons the best of service that was within his power to do so and it not without regret that we see this transfer.  However, we feel certain that the Pitcher Telephone Company will try to give us the same good service as they have excellent work men looking after their interests.

Railroad - Henry Mest, night depot operator for the Chicago & Great Western railroad here for many years, has resigned his position and has purchased the Hanover restaurant.  He is now at that place remodeling the place and will be ready for business by the first of the week.  For four years Mr. Mest has had the position as operator and has always done his work in an honest and upright business way giving the company he worked for, the very best of satisfaction in every way.  He was often classed as a man upon whom one could depend and his many friends here will regret his resignation, however, their well wishes go with him in the new line of business he has chosen as one man we hear remark "Henry has never taken up any thing so far that he hasn't made a success of."  He came here from Mt. Carroll, have been in the farming business near that city before coming here.  The place vacated by him has been filled by Reginald Haig, who formerly was day assistant to Roy Dresser and is well versed in this line.  Raymond Duell has filled the place vacated by Mr. Haig.  Both of these young men are well liked in this vicinity and promise well to good in their work.

Died  John Dittmar who resided near Massbach, were surprised to hear of his death early Saturday morning when he dropped dead of heart trouble.  He was born in Germany on March 3, 1849 and came to this country in the year 1872 at the age of 23 years.  In the year 1887 he was united in marriage to Miss Regina Heid and to this union were born 2 sons & 2 daus: Otto, Rudolph, Lillie & Emma.  He was a wagon maker by trade and also had a farm on which he lived.  Funeral services at the Lutheran church at Massbach

Died  David A. Virtue d at Galena Nov. 15 from Bright's disease and asthma.  He was born in Rice township 64 years ago.  He lived his entire life on the same farm of his parents until four years ago when he sold his farm and went to live with his only child, Harrison.  Thirty years ago he was married to Miss Anna Funston and is survived by one son, one brother, John of Rice, and three sisters, Ann and Sarah and Mrs. Jane Virtue of Galena.    Buried Prospect Hill.

Souvenir of Elizabeth & Hanover Schapville and Woodbine.  The book is 8x11, containing 226 portraits and 133 views - 24 drawings - with descriptions, ranging from the pioneer days of this vicinity to the year 1915.  To introduce this souvenir we are offering contests each week in this month, the next being as follows:  Write as many words as you can from the letters contained in "Souvenir" and mail them to us by December 8th.  The sender of greatest list will receive a book postpaid.  Last winner was Miss Mary Musselman - 46 words.  During month the booklets will be sold at half price by your Local Dealer, and by Parcel Post from the Publishers.  Address THE ART PUBLISHERS, Lock Box 1002, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  [No price given]


December 15, 1915 Volume XXIV Number 15

Ordinance - Prohibiting Liquor


December 22, 1915 Volume XXIV Number 16

Married: Ansel Breed and Miss Hazel Hitt went to Dubuque and were quietly married at the parsonage of Dr. Hugh Atchison on December 8th.  Groom is a carpenter.

Died:   Mrs. Harriott Breed Holland born in Long Hollow October 6, 1849 and died at her home in Elizabeth, Sunday, December 19th.  On March 1, 1871 she married Ed Holland.  3 ch: Austie Mitchell of Long Hollow, Wallace of Salt Lake City, Utah and Nora Dawe of this city.  She was of a family of 13 ch of whom 5 sisters and 3 brothers survive.  Also leaves her husband and 11 grandchildren.  She lived in this community all of her life.  Services at M.E. church, buried in the Long Hollow cemetery.

December 29, 1915 Volume XXIV Number 17

Died:  Thomas Bennett, age 14 years, an accident while coasting.  Son of Mr. & Mrs. William Bennett, was born in Elizabeth on July 30, 1901 and died in Elizabeth, December 23, 1915.  Death was due to hemorrhage caused y an accident while coasting.  Only child.  Services from Methodist church.

Electricity Information from the Interstate Light & Power Company at Galena states that the mines that are at present shut down because of lack of current, will be started up on Monday working full force.  If this is true, Elizabeth will receive current at about the same time.  Our people will welcome this after such a long delay and hardly know whether to believe it or not.  Several times rumors have been abroad that current was to arrive at certain dates but that has been as far as it has gone.  Lights have been hung for some time and we know the Elizabeth people will welcome the lights when they come as they are getting tired of tumbling over obstacles in the dark.


January 5, 1916  Volume XXIV  Number 18

Miss Charlotte Putzel was quietly married to George Morey at Rockford last Monday afternoon.  She is dau of Mrs. Anna Putzel of Elizabeth and has resided here for four years.  The groom is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Morey of Dixon, Illinois, a machinist by trade.  They will not go to housekeeping at present but expect to make their home at Freeport in the near future.


JANUARY 12, 1916  Volume XXIV  Number 19

Died.  Isaac Hawk was born in Winnischeck, County, Iowa on August 13, 1868 and died at his home in Galena on January 7, 1916.  Death was due to pneumonia setting in after a severe attack of the grippe.  He was the son of John & Clara Hawk.  On May 5, 1902 he married Miss Etta Pearce. 3 ch:  Lawrence, Ivalyn and Irene.  One bro: John in Wisconsin.

Died  Anne Virtue d January 3, 1916 at her home on Seminary Hill, Galena.  She was born 71 years ago at the old Virtue homestead in Rice township.  30 years ago she moved to the place in which she died.  She was of a family of 10 children of whom only 3 now survive, one bro, David A., preceding her just two months ago.  Those surviving are John S. of East Galena, Mrs. Jane Virtue of Galena, and Sarah with whom she lived.

Died  John Gosnay was born in England on June 17, 1850.  He came to this country at the age of 18 months with his parents who settled near Elizabeth where he lived up to his death on January 6, 1916.  On Jan. 1, 1871 he was married to Miss Sarah Allen, who preceded him to the grave, March 18, 1913.  To this union were born 4 ch:  Mrs. George Cox of Portland, Iowa, William Gosnay, Mrs. William Thomas and Mrs. Albert Cox all of Elizabeth.  Services from Methodist church in Elizabeth.

Died  Mrs. Catherine Armitage.  Catharine Ann Bray was born in Cornwall, England, May 14, 1839 and died in Elizabeth on January 10, 1916.  At the age of 6 years she came to this country with her parents and lived in Galena.  She married May 6, 1862 Joseph Armitage and they made their home at different times in Montana, Colorado, Omaha and Elizabeth.  They resided in Elizabeth for 41 years.  7 ch:  Anna & Frank are deceased, Mrs Grace Lane of Elizabeth, Mrs. Sadie Fort of Harrison, Montana, Mrs. Nettie Weir of Freeport, Mrs. Elsie Gum of Livingston, Montana and Clyde of New York City. 

Died  Gilbert Tapley died January 2, 1916 at the age of 86 years, 11 months and 4 days at his home in Weston.  He was born in Buckfastleigh Devonshire, England.  As a young man he was very active in church and Sunday School work having organized the first Sunday School at Sconton, England which still continues.  He married Miss Ellenor Hendy in 1857.  Mr. Tapley was engaged in mining in England and in the year 1869 he came to America where he again engaged in mining.  His wife and family joined him the following year when he located in Long Hollow.  From there he moved his family to Terripin Ridge, where he engaged in farming and remained for three years.  He then moved to Weston where he resided for 11 years from whence he moved with his wife & 4 children to South Dakota where he again engaged in farming.  Owing to the continuous drought, he again wended his way back to his native state where he resided until called to the Better World.  His wife, Ellenor, preceded him to the Great Beyond in March, 1891.  Also his son, John who died in August 1882.  He leaves to mourns his loss, 4 daus & 3 sons, 25 grandchildren and 6 great.  ch:  William, Mrs. Sarah Reed & Richard of Weston, Mrs. Mary Reed of Hanley, Canada, Mrs. Bessie Jarvis of Hanley, Canada, and Frank of Isabell, South Dakota.

Fraternal Order of Eagles  Betsy Aerie No. 1715 installed officers:  P.W.P. -- C.R. Williams, W.P. Joe Ehredt, W.V.P. Frank Wilcox Jr., W.C. John Isbell, W.S. -  W.C.T Unger, W.T. - W.J. Menzemer, W.J.G

. - J.A. Reed, W.O.G. - John Ehredt Jr., W.C. - Fred Monnier, Trustee - Lewis Winter, Installing Officer - James Thompson.

Married  Ray Meffley of Elizabeth and Miss Bernice Kuhns of Hanover were quietly married at the home of the bride in Hanover last Monday evening.


January 19, 1916  Volume XXIV Number 20

Barber Shop   Steve Burrows purchased half interest in H. Robinson barber shop.  Mr. Burrows has worked at this trade for a number of years and is considered a very good barber.  Mr. Robinson has decided, because of being unable to handle the work properly alone, to take in a partner in his business.  The new firm will be known as Robinson & Burrows.

Died Mrs. Walter Roberts (Anna Haig) was born October 12, 1851 in Elizabeth township and died at her home in Woodbine January 13, 1916.  She married Walter Roberts in 1873.  5 ch:  William of Clearwater, Kansas, John, Wallace and Charles of Woodbine and Mrs. Charles Binham of Hanover.  Two bros: John and David Haig of Elizabeth, 2 sis: Mrs. R. Eustice of Stockton and Mrs. Mattheisen of Denver, Colorado. 

Died  Hamilton Kearney, son of William and Jane Kearney, born in County Tyrone, Ireland, January 12, 1826 and died at his home in Derinda, Illinois January 6, 1916.  He in company with his father and mother, 3 brothers and 2 sisters, (one brother dying in Ireland) came to American in 1852.  They resided in Philadelphia, PA, three years, then came to Carroll County in 1855 and remained there 2 years.  They then moved to Hanover township and lived there one year during which time his father died.  In the spring of 1858 he moved to his present farm, his mother keeping house for him until her death in 1872.  He never married, different ones keeping house for him until his death.  For almost 58 years he lived in his present location.  During the latter years of his life he was blind and was a constant care to his attendants.  He was a quiet unostentatious man, always cheerful, never murmuring and always thankful for all that was done for him. 


January 26, 1916  Volume XXIV Number 21

Theater  The new Star Theater opens tonight for the first time and the majority of people are certainly glad of it.  Mr. Burns, the proprietor.  Several trials were made before tonight and those who witnessed the shows say that the picture are best to be seen in this part of the state.

New Home  A surprise party in honor of Mrs. Wm. Burns at her new home on Catlin street.  Mr. & Mrs. Burns have but recently moved into their new residence, which is one of the best in Elizabeth.

Mystic Workers Lodge held their monthly meeting & elected officers

Married  Joseph Wand, a prominent young farmer who resides near this city, married January 10, 1916, with Miss Margaret Schaefer of Bellevue, dau of Mrs. Joseph Schaefer, Sr.

Died  Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Allen died at home of her daughter, Mrs. Ira Shaw on January 18, 1916.  She was born near Hanover, September 15, 1831 and came to Elizabeth at the age of 8 years.  She was the d/o David & Nancy Clark and was married at Elizabeth to John Allen on May 10, 1850.  14 ch (4 died in infancy).  Wilbur d. September 9, 1897 at the age of 21 years.  Sarah, wife of John Gosney, died March 20, 1913 at the age of 60 years.  Her husband died Jun 12, 1888 at the age of 77 years.  Survived:  William, John, Samuel and Mary(wife of I.E. Shaw) all of Elizabeth.  Alfonzo and Robert of Galena, Charles of Kasson, Minn., and Joseph of Platteville, WI.  Services from Elizabeth Methodist Church, buried in Greenwood cemetery.


February 2, 1916  Volume XXIV Number 22

Auxiliary of J.C. Lee Camp No. 83. installs officers.  Past President - Mrs. Elizabeth Bateman, President - Mrs. Mamie Shaw; Vice President - Mrs. Josephine Black; Secretary - Mrs. Delia Laign; Treasurer - Mary Long; Chaplink - Mrs. Theresa Galbraith; Guards - Mrs. Weta Doan and Mrs. Dora Hutchison; Color Bearers - Mrs. Fanny Atchison and Mell Cox; Trustees - Josephine Bench, Bertha Wilcox and Dora Hutchison; Inside Guard - Mrs. Cora Overstreet; Outside Guard - Mrs. Mayme Hitt; Patriotic Instructor - Mrs. Bertha Wilcox.


February 9, 1916 Volume XXIV Number 23

Married  Miss Elizabeth Brashaw to Charles Stadel of Schapville.  She graduated from Elizabeth high school in 1911 and has since then been a very successful teacher.  The young couple will go house keeping on a farm near Scales Mound.

K. of P. Install Officers.  C.C. - F.E. Hagie; V.C. - Ben Blewett; Prelate - W.J. Menzemer; M. of W. - Jim Thompson; M. of A. - Fred Hagie; K. of R & S - W.C.T. Unger; M. of F. - A.L. Cox; M. of E. - John Hagie; I.G. - W.E. Thomas; O.G. - H.C. Rousch; Installing officer - James Thompson.

Picture Programs at Star Theater:  "Spoilers" admission will be 15 and 25 cents.  "Just Out of College", "All for a Girl"  Thorns of Passion"


February 16, 1916  Volume XXIV  Number 24

Married  Frank Seifer of Stockton and Miss Mabel Schubert of Woodbine married at Galena.  They will reside at Stockton.

Married  Ben Wand and Miss Edna Meffley.  They will make their home in Woodbine township where the groom has a beautiful home awaiting.

50th   Mr. & Mrs. Anton Schapp of Schapville celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.  The village of Schapville was named after Mr. Schapp and he is known to be one of the first settlers in that vicinity.  The names of the children present were Henry, Martin, Joe, Mrs. Hulbert and Mrs. Schroeder of Stockton, Goerge of Woodbine, Fred of Omaha and Tony of Schapville.

Cigar Factory  Elizabeth can now boast a factory as Charles Ivey has started the manufacture of a cigar known as the "Grant Highway Special".  Now just a word to people living on this Highway.  Every smoker should help Mr. Ivey in his new business by buying this cigar.  Mr. Ivey has been in this business for a number of years and thoroughly understands his business.  Many people probably doubted at first that Elizabeth would ever have anything of the kind ever start up and called it all a bluff but from what we see and hear now is that these people have changed their minds.  We feel certain that Mr. Ivey will make a success of the business and wish him well.  Smoke the Grant Highway Special Cigar!

Married  John Baker to Mrs. William Baker both of Woodbine.  They will make their home in Woodbine township where the groom is engaged in farming.

Died  Mrs. Catherine Ploesch, nee Grass, was born November 16, 1839 in Dettinger Kgr. Wurtenburg, Germany and died at the home of her son John in Derinda township on February 8.  In the year 1856 she in company with her brother came to this country finding employment in Derinda.  In April 1858 she married at Galena, Illinois to Valentine Ploesch of Derinda. 4 ch survive.  Her husband, one son and two daus preceded her to the grave.  Ch:  Christian F., John, Mrs. August Knapp and Mrs. Wm. Wurster.  24 grandchildren, 5 ggch, all of whom reside in Derinda Township.

Renames Store  A.L. Cox has named his store the Grant Highway Confectionery Store.

Car & Garage Business  McKillip Bros announce their retirement.  The Studebaker cars will be handled by Mr. R.E. Dawe.  A.E. McKillip retires from the meat market March 1.

Bridge Contract Bid  Concrete bridge, 45 foot span, 18 foot roadway to replace the steel arch span known locally as the Ryder bridge across Snipe Hollow Creek in Elizabeth Township.

Died  Mrs. Newcomer, age 72 years, at Leaf River, IL, sister of S.A. Hitt.

Property Sold  Myron Reynolds and O.M. Bishop purchased the Farrell property on Main street next to I.E. Shaw's jewelry store.  They do not expect to build at present but are figuring on doing so in the near future. Should they do so this will make a large change in the appearance of Main Street as this is the last old frame building on that side of the street.


February 23, 1916  Volume XXIV Number 25 - No News  

March 1, 1916  Volume XXIV Number 26

Attempted Bank Robbery  The State Bank of Elizabeth attracted large crowds last Thursday morning when it became known that an attempt was made to enter the building by an entirely new way, auguring the lock out.  The general opinion is that whosoever did the work certainly did a very poor job of it.  Some twenty holes were bored of which only two went through the door.  At the top of the lock they struck the plate on the inside.  Whoever did the work must  have expected to see the money come walking out of the safe into his pockets, or else he happened to think while at work that this auger wouldn't hardly be sharp enough to work on the big steel safe on the inside.  At least the work was not completed and he didn't even get inside the door.  It is through to be more spite work than anything else or he wouldn't have taken this means of entering it.  The next time he tries it, if he ever does, he aught to bring better tools with him as he might catch cold by staying outside that length of time. 

Married  Miss Agnes Meyer and Joseph Ehredt both of Elizabeth at St. Mary's church.  Groom is engaged in the blacksmith work, the son of John Ehredt.  The bride is d/o Herman Meyer of Woodbine township.  They will go to house-keeping in Elizabeth where the groom has an elegant home awaiting.

Married  Frank Leibert and Miss Lulu Diehl at Lutheran parsonage, both of Derinda Township.  He is s/o Martin Liebert and is engaged in farming.

Died  Charles Rowley of Bright's disease and pneumonia.  Born in the east and at an early age came west.  For the past 50 years he has been a resident of Elizabeth at which place he owned and conducted a shoe making and repair shop and which he conducted up to two years ago at which time his son, Harry, took up his work.

Died  Mrs. Michael Smith was born in Germany December 6, 1855 and died at her home in Woodbine on February 21, 1916, from a stroke.  She married in 1876 Michael Smith.  8 ch:  Herman, Valentine, Martha, Lena, Tony, Frank, William and Edith.  She came to this country with her husband and children in the year 1886 and they resided since then in Woodbine township.  One bro & one sister, both living in Germany.  Services at St. Mary's church in Elizabeth

Died  Frank Hartsough was born November 13, 1854 in Stockton Township and died February 25, 1916 at the home of his brother, Benjamin.  Death was due to an attack of measles followed by pneumonia.  Survived by two brothers & two sisters.


March 8, 1916  Volume XXIV Number 27

Died  Mrs. Fred (Mary) Buhse b March 24, 1833 in Germany and died March 5, 1916 at the home of her dau, Mrs Louis Koehn in Woodbine township. Three ch, two are deceased. Came to American 1884 to farm in Woodbine with their dau Mrs. Koehn.  Husband d 12 yrs ago.  One foster-dau, 13 gch, 13 ggch.  Services at dau's home & Schapville Lutheran church.  Buried in Zion's Lutheran cemetery at Schapville.  Pallbearers William, Fred, Herman, Louis & Henry Koehn & Charles Brandt.

Chautauqua This Year.  20 of our business men signed a contract guaranteeing the company.  Must sell 350 season tickets at $2 each.  (Lists business people).  People in the vicinity of Elizabeth can consider themselves very lucky to have a high class entertainment come here as it is very much superior to any we have every had, and we donít' know of any thing that is more helpful to the town in general.

Frank Brysaon of Woodbine fell from a hay loft at the home of his son, Donald.

Presbyterian Missionary & Aid Society elected officers:  President Mrs L. Fahlinger, V. Pres. Mrs. John Hagie, Sec & Treasurer Miss Delia Goldsowrthy, Rec/Sec Mrs. Josephine Black, Purchasing Committee Mrs James Newkirk, Mrs Harry Wilcox & Mrs. J.P. Frasier

Died Mrs. Michaels McCormick passed away at her home two miles from Roddan on Sunday February 22? from bronchitis and stomach trouble.   Faithful member of the Catholic Church & a good mother.  Survivors: husband, Thomas of Dubuque, Hugh of Canada, Edward & ????

Ten new freight engines of the Midado type are expected to arrive in about two weeks at East Stockton and will be stationed here while the engines they displace will be transferred to other and less important divisions.  While not the largest on the road, the new engines are large and are faster than the Mallet "drags".  Business is very good at the division, a continuous stream of heavy freight shipments passing through at all times.  The Great Western is preparing for a coal miner's strike and accumulating a small mountain of coal which is being dumped onto the ground from cars, a special  trestle being erected for the purpose.  Railroads usually prepare for a miner's strike every winter but preparations this year are said to be more than normally thorough.  52 cars of ice have been stored away in the ice houses for use in refrigerator cars and in the railroad hotel.  It was shipped from Mason City, Iowa. ... [From Stockton Herald]

Died Mrs. John (Ella Vaugh) Williams, b at Elizabeth October 4, 1850 & died at her home in this village on March 4, 1916 in her 66th year.  Married June 20, 1872, with J. E. Williams.  Had 8 children, Hugh & David died in infancy, but Richard, Evan, & Ethel were called from this life when of mature years.  The most of Mrs. Williams life was spent in what is known as Welch Hollow.  Survived by husband, daus Dora Dittmar of Woodbine, Pearl at home, and 1 son John of Swea City Iowa.  3 grandchildren: Vada, Lester & Wardie Dittmar.  Funeral from her home by Rev. H.J. Collins of the M.E. church.  Buried Welch Hollow cemetery.

Died Desire Pettigout on Monday, March 6th at HIS home 2 miles from Rodden in Rice township, aged 48 years..  When but a child he came to this country with his parents from France.  25 years ago he married Miss Margaret Creighton & they had 8 children, namely, Edmund, Robert, Donald, Cecelia, Luella, Mary, Joseph, Rose & Vincent.  Leaves wife, mother, 3 brothers & 2 sisters.

Newspaper prices:  Card of thanks, 50 cents, obituary poetry, 5 cents a line.  Church & society notices in regard to suppers, entertainments, considerations, 5 centers per line.  Resolutions of respect, $1.00

4 Reel Feature "Thorns of Passion" at the Star Theater.  10 cents of all.


March 15, 1916

Serious Runaway.  John Allen Sr. while going down a hill near his farm the wagon pushed against a colt which Mr. Allen was driving.  Scaring the horse it started to run and before it could be brought under control tipped the empty wagon to which it was hitched completely over.  Mr. Allen who could not jump was caught beneath and drug about twenty feet.  In some manner he managed to get out but the horses continued their wild run to the bottom of the hill where they ran into a bridge and stopped.  Mr. Allen

had a rib broken, an ugly gash cut in his head and was badly bruised.

Opening of New Garage will be held next Wednesday evening.  A six reel picture show will be given free by the Schmidt Entertainment Company.  The new garage is a splendid structure, modern in equipment in everyway.  It is one of the largest in the county.  This building is now completed and the proud owners, Goldthorp & Wilcox, invite you to come and have a good time. 

Henry Mest of Hanover was here to buy the soda fountain of Bray & Goldsworthy.  The latter will purchase a new one in the near future.

It is reported that a little baby boy arrived at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Glen at Milledgeville last Monday.  Mrs. H. Glen will be remembered here as Miss Minnie Hitt.

J.W. Howarth of Weston is making extensive improvements on his residence.  The plumbers are installing a hot water furnace and bath room fixtures, the carpenters are also making other improvements and J.C. Newkirk has the contract for redecorating the interior.  When it is finished it will be one of the most beautiful and comfortable homes in the county.

The Snipe Hollow Independent Telephone Company met at the home of J.E. Bergman.  The Company is in good standing, all bills are paid with some money in the treasury.  Those present were Mr. & Mrs. Henry Cook & family, Mr. & Mrs. Henry Droegmiller & family, Mr. & Mrs. John Boldt & family, Mr. & Mrs. Will Schultz & family, Frank Boettner & children, Mr. & Mrs. Henry Dotzel & family, Mr. & Mrs. Henry Rees, Miss Alma Ryder and mother, also the Snip Hollow Hay Seed.

Died James D. Mollison, son of  Alexander & Mary A. Mollison deceased, was born in Derinda township Nov 14th 1861 and died in San Diego, California February 29th, 1916.  In the spring of 1884 he purchased a farm in Smith County Kansas.  In 1890 he was elected Clerk of the District Court of Smith County and held that position for four years.  He then returned to the farm and remained there two years, then purchasing stock in the Smith County State Bank and became cashier.  In 1910 he sold his entire belongings there and moved to San Diego and was engaged in the real estate business until the time of his death.  He leaves a wife, 3 daus &one son: Mrs. A. Maillon of Orcutt California, Mrs. L. B. Mills of San Diego, wife Catherine Margarie and James Alexander.  Also one brother, John of Denver, and two sisters, Mrs. J.H. Hardaeri of Doland S.D; and Mrs. Frank Bawden of Elizabeth

The Primary Election was held yesterday at the Town Hall for village trustees.  A total of 28 Citizen's tickets were cast with a total of 16 People's tickets.  This was the men's vote.  40 women's ballots were cast, all of them being voted on the Citizen's ticket.

4 Reel feature "Little Sunset" at the Star Theater.


March 22, 1916

Serious Injury:  Clifford Dawe, the oldest son of Mr & Mrs. R.E. Dawe of Elizabeth met with serious injury while taking a shotgun shell apart.  It appears that the youth was taking the shells apart in order to secure the shots which the shell contained and as he didn't know what to do with the powder, he decided to burn it.  Taking a match and lighting it he touched the powder with it with the result of an explosion.  The lad was badly burned about the face & hands, otherwise receiving no further injury.

Elizabeth Township Caucus was held last Saturday at the town hall for the election of the various township officers.  About 200 ballots were cast.  Many people tried for the various offices and the caucus was a "lively" one.  Charles Bray received the nomination for collector, Louis Koehler for assessor and William J. Daniel for school trustee on the Republican ticket.  On the Democratic ticket {unreadable area] Armitage was nominated for ..., Charles Banwarth for assessor & Barry Long for school trustee.

Woodbine Caucus elected on Republican ticket: Henry Dittmar was nominated for collector; Frank Bryson, supervisor; Frank Fischer town clerk; H.J. Bawden, Assessor and Wm. Siemen for Commissioner.  107 ballots were cast.  Many people tried for the office of tax collector and for some time it was doubtful as to who would receive the nomination.

Died.  Joseph Eade, former city marshal.  He has been suffering of the drying of the blood for a number of years.

Died about f miles northeast of Milledgeville on the Henry Rahn farm, Elmer Hollowell, 48 years old met instant death.  Mr. Hollowell was assisting in sawing wood with a gasoline engine, and had gone around to throw in the clutch which was located near the big drive wheel.  As he stooped over the strong wind caught his jacket and blew it into the belt which instantly jerked the man into the big wheel, literally crushing him to death.  Before the other men could turn off the engine the unfortunate man has been whirled around and around in the big wheel and beaten on the ground.  When finally the body was removed he was dead.  Both lower limbs were broken in several places and his arms pulled out of place and his entire body crushed and bruised.  He is survived by his widow and one child.  (Savanna Republican)

The basement of O.M. Bishop's new store building is rapidly nearing excavation and concrete work will commence next week.  This building will be one of the best and most up-to-date of its kind in this and surrounding counties.


March 29, 1916

Over six hundred people attended the grand opening of the New Elizabeth Garage last Wednesday evening.  The garage was well filled although there still was room for more if necessary.  At the beginning of the first roll of the picture show given the count was 564 people entered and after the show had started over fifty more came.  A splendid six reel picture show was given, the first part being a five reel feature "In Days of Thundering Herd" a thrilling picture which had "life and action" in it from beginning to the end.  It is said that over 1000 people took place in this play, the leading people being Tom Mix, ...The last reel was a comic play which was a scream.  Full of fun from beginning to end and was a change from the thriller which was shown before. all OF THOSE PRESENT ENJOYED THE SHOW AND WISH TO THANK THE PROPRIETORS OF THE GARAGE FOR GIVING THEM SUCH A GOOD ENTERTAINMENT.  After the picture show the chairs and benches were lined up along the wall and a place made for dancing which was kept up until an early hour.  Armitage and Beckett furnished the music.  The dance was attended by people from every part of the community as was the show...

Accident.  While chopping wood, George Kuhn of near Woodbine accidentally chopped himself in the limb with an ax.  Several stitches were necessary.

Injury. From the appearance of some of the men in and around this city, the crutch factory is receiving considerable work from our community.  Another man is going about town with the aid of crutches when he slipped while working on his auto the past week and broke a bone in his ankle.  The unfortunate party is Frank Wand of the firm of Bounjour & Wand, plumbers of this city.  Although the injury is not of a very serious nature it is causing him considerable inconvenience and pain but he manages to hobble about with the aid of crutches.

Grant Highway Improvement association which aims to permanently improve the thoroughfare joining Chicago and Dubuque and passing through Elgin, Hampshire, Marengo, Belvedere, Rockford, Freeport, Pearl City, Kent, Stockton, Woodbine, Elizabeth, Galena and Menominee.  This organization is believed to be unique among Illinois road associations in that it keeps up an every day in the year activity in the way of publicity and agitation, and maintains at Rockford an office a salaried secretary who keeps closely in touch with the people of the communities along the route.  The expense funds raised during the year ending March 20, 1916, totaled more than $7,000.  The road has been blazed with pole markings and signboards, and the work of installing concrete marker posts, nine feet high already has been started.  The Grant Highway comes out of Chicago by way of Lake street road and crosses DuPage county, where scarifying, rolling, and surfacing will be done this spring.  This will keep an old macadam road in fair condition the rest of the season.  In Kane county the road is kept in good condition largely by efforts of the Elgin Motor club and the Kane county Good Roads club.  Across McHenry county the road is mostly an old macadam highway and will need some surfacing.  West of Marengo the road was graded last year, but the constant rains put it in bad condition.  Boone county is well cared for by County Superintendent of Highways Humphrey, who proposed to oil those parts that he did not oil last year.  East of Rockford, in Winnebago county, a good deal of temporary work was done last fall, and this will be continued this year.  West of Rockford a mile and a half o eighteen foot concrete and a mile of macdam was laid, and the rest of the way to the county line will be graded this year.  In Stephenson county, scarifying and rolling will be done this year to a point five miles west of Freeport, from which point the highway is an earth road all the way to Dubuque except a half mile of concrete road near Elizabeth and a mile north of Galena.  All of this earth road has been graded and dragged, and this will be continued this season.  Preparations are being made for the reduction of some of the grades on several of the hills between Elizabeth and Galena and for widening the road between Galena and East Dubuque.

Died Mrs. John Dittmar of Apple River died Saturday of pneumonia.  Mrs. Dittmar was the mother of Ben Dittmar who resides near Woodbine.

The post office will soon be lighted by electric lights.  This will be a great improvement, perhaps as much as they were in our office.

Died Mr. Ravenscraf who died at his home in Hanover the first of the week.  He held a position in the Hanover Woolen Mills prior to his death.

Fred Bohnhoff has his electric door bell attached to the current doing away with batteries entirely.

Amby Goldsworthy unloaded three Overland cars yesterday.


April 5, 1916

Election Returns.  Straight Republican ticket elected.  Women cast more votes yesterday than at any previous election.

                                                                                                Republican                                            Democratic

                                                                                Men                        Women                  Men                        Women


                                Louis Koehler                       180                          120

                                Julius Westphal Jr                                                                               72                            19


                                Charles Bray                         148                            92

                                Roy Armitage                                                                                       97                            56

                School Trustee

                                W.J. Daniel                            129                          115

                                Harry Long                                                                                            102                          29

Anti -Saloon Question:  Out of 267 votes cast by the men 21 did not vote on this question, 105 voted wet and 141 voted for anti-saloon territory.

The question as to whether the town hall should be opened or remain closed was a "hot" one and for a long time it was doubtful as to the outcome.  Last year the town hall was voted closed as it was thought that it was unsafe for public amusement.  The vote yesterday on this question was 92 votes for opening it and 77 for closing it again.  This part of the voting was the liveliest of all as much interest was taken in the question.  It is said that the building was as safe now as it was years ago and they could see no reason for keeping it closed.

Clean Athletics "Nit"  One of the rawest deals ever pulled off was done last Thursday night at the basketball tournament.  We say raw because it was one of the worst ever pulled off in the history of basket ball.  Favoritism was really the name for it from the beginning to the end.  One of the rules of the game was that the game was to be played on a neutral floor.  Proof is on hand that one of the teams had played and practiced on that floor for weeks.  We wouldn't hardly take that as a neutral floor.  In the second place it looked more like a prize fighting game than a basket ball game.  Personal fouls were not called on a certain team while an outsider who knows basket ball rules and has played basket ball ever since he was big enough to do so, counted 28 personal fouls on one team in one game.  (He was not from Elizabeth, or ever lived here.  He was one of their own men.) It was seen by an outsider that one of these men took another player and violently threw him against the wall and if that is not a personal foul we would like to find out what is.  We do not intend to raise a "howl" because we were defeated as we intend to be game losers when a game is played fair but to make a prize fight out a basketball game is something no fair-minded person will take from anyone.  Not only was one game played that way but another one was played on the same order.  It is hard thing for a team to play the referee and the opposing team at the same time.  Of course one team will have to get defeated and we know they will take their defeat like MEN and if a team is held strictly to rules it will not foul intentionally.  This team would not have fouled if such had been the case.  Be a game loser BUT play fair.  The referee should see that this is done on both sides.

Horrible Accident:  Thomas Statham of near Rodden met with a fatal accident last Friday afternoon when a plow which he was repairing tripped and struck him in the eye.  He was rushed to a Dubuque hospital where an effort is being made to save the member.  Mr. Statham was putting on a plow share and was laying on the ground bolting it on when the trip which holds the plow out of the ground, tripped leaving the entire weight fall on his eye.  Although no other part of his face was injured, little hope is held out for saving the member.  He is suffering an untold amount of pain and everything possible is being done to relieve it.  He is a brother of Mrs. Harry Wilcox of this city.

Severely Injured.  Frank Moist of this city received a severe cut on his ankle last Thursday night while attending the basketball game at Galena.  Several stitches were required to draw the wound together and he is able to get about with the aid of crutches.  Mr. Moist is one of Elizabeth starting basketball players and was on the game played with Galena Thursday.  On returning from the game to the dressing room, he took a shower bath before putting on his street clothes.  The sudden change in temperature of the water made him leap to one side in which act he slipped cutting a deep gash in his ankle on some tin which was fastened to the wall and had come loose.  Medical attention was given immediately and it was found that the tin had cut into the bone.  Although suffering considerable pain he is able to get about with crutches.

The new building for O.M. Bishop is being rushed along rapidly and all the basement is now nearing completion.  Concrete for the foundation is being put in these days as fast as possible.  When this is finished the other work will be started almost immediately.  This building will be one of the most up-to-date of its kind in this and surrounding country.  The first floor will be used for store purposes and the second floor will be an opera house.  A large stage with every convenience will be built in, with the best of heating and lights.  It will certainly be a credit to Elizabeth to have this building.

The Highway Special cigar which is being manufactured in this city by W.C. Ivey is making tremendous sales in this vicinity and the demand is getting so large that he is unable to fill all orders immediately.  Mr. Ivey started to make this cigar a few weeks ago and the rapid growth in trade has been so great that he has now an assistant to help him.  Many of the neighboring towns would like to have this cigar for sale and as soon as he can meet the demands the cigar will be able to be purchased anywhere along  the route.  Many of those who have smoked this cigar say that it is the best smoke they ever have tried.  Some of the merchants of this city sell as high as two boxes as day.  This certainly speaks well for the Highway Special and we hope that it may greatly increase its sales throughout the country.  This is only a BOOST for ELIZABETH.  Boost the Highway Special.

Died.  Henry Schmidt was born July 15, 1871 in East Galena.  In 1890 he, together with his father, brother, sister and grandfather moved to Guilford and settled on a farm where he continued to reside until his death.  In the 1897 he married Miss Lena Roth.  To this union four children were born, one died in infancy.  He died March 29th at 5:30, 44 years 8 month & fifteen days.  He leaves his wife, three children, one brother beside many other relatives and friends.  Funeral services from the home at 10 a.m. and at 12 o'clock at St. John's Lutheran church at Guilford.  Buried at the church cemetery.

John Ensch of Hanover was buried last Saturday afternoon.  He was a resident of this city some years ago.

Henry Smith of Guilford was buried Friday of last week from the home.

Little Donald Eastman, fell out of a hay loft yesterday and broke his arm.  It appears that he was up in the loft looking for eggs when he accidentally fell off the loft to a hard oak floor some distance below.  The broken part was forced up under the flesh making the wound a very painful one.


APRIL 12, 1916

The Rebekah Lodge initiated several new members

The Senior Class will present their play "The Fascinating Fanny Brown" at the town hall.  Reserved seats are 35 cents.  Unreserved seats available for 25 cents.

The awning was put on Bray & Goldsworthy's store.

Financial report of R.H. Reed, Treasurer of the Commissioners of Highways of the Town of Elizabeth.

Sam Breed is having his home wired for electric lights this week.

Robert Whitson sold his home in the eastern part of this city to Tony Smith who now lives at Woodbine.

The C.G.W. depot of this city is now electrically lighted which is a great improvement over the lighting heretofore.

A dance will be given by the Young Men's Pleasure Club at the Town Hall Thursday evening.  The Savanna Orchestra will furnish the music.

Clothes advertisement for O.M. Bishop.


APRIL 19, 1916

High School Play.  300 attended.  Such a success that it was decided to be given at Hanover tomorrow night.  Piano solo by Helen Dittmar.  After the first act of the play, Prof. Haebich of Stockton gave a violin solo accompanied on the piano which met with thundering applause from every part of the house and kept up until he played once more.  Mrs. H.J. Collins sang a solo.

Village Election: The village election yesterday proved to be quite a close contest for a while and race was about even on the men's tickets until the women's ballots started to come in.  On the men's ballots cast, 38 voted a straight citizens' tick and 48 a straight peoples' ticket.  Roy Dresser received a total of 59 votes on the menís' citizens' ticket; E.A. Laign, 52; Benj. Chapman, 43; and W.G. Read 57.  On the menís' peoples' ticket Jacob Bertsch received 64 votes; Harry Wilcox, 63; Harry McKillips, 67; and R.E. Dawe, 58.  On the women's ticket, 45 voted a straight citizens' ticket and four a straight peoples' ticket.  Roy Dresser received 55 women's citizens' votes; E.A. Laighn, 53; Benj. Chapman, 50; and W.G. Read, 58.  On the peoples' ticket Jacob Bertsch received 12 votes; Harry Wilcox, 8; Harry McKillips, 15; and R.E. Dawe, 6

Auto Sales Increase:  Despite the rainy April weather we have had this week auto sales have jumped from two last week to five since our last issue.  Goldthorpe & Wilcox seem to be in the lead this week selling two Velies, one to Dr. R.E. Logan and the other to Louis Bohnhoff of Schapville.  These dealers also sold a Buick to Paul Groesinger.  R.E. Dawe sold a 1916 model Studebacher to Henry Hood who resides south of town.  N.A. Gault sold a ford touring car to Louis Miller of Schapville, making in all five cars for one week.

High School Baseball team defeats Stockton, 7 to 6

Village Financial Report...

O.M. Bishop is spending a couple of days in Chicago this week picking out the newest styles in clothing and furnishings which you should see on display at this story Saturday.

I.E. Shaw had the word-- "Drugs" printed on his window during the past week.

The "Grant Highway store" has been repainted on the interior during the past week.  If our readers are not yet familiar with this name by getting an older copy of the news they will find A.L. Cox is the proprietor.

Bray & Goldworthy have had their ice cream fountain wired last week.  Robt. G. Altona doing the work.

The Standard Oil Company have sent a man to prepare for their new buildings to be built on the C.G.W. right of way.  The buildings will soon be underway if things prove favorable.

Frank Baumgartner and John Murphy purchased Overland automobiles of Amby Goldsworthy during the past week.

Frank Steele is working at O.M. Bishop's store during his absence in Chicago.


APRIL 26, 1916

Baseball team defeated 7 to 0 by Warren H.S.  "The Fortune Hunter" picture show followed by a dance next Wednesday evening at the town hall benefit for the town base ball team.  Music by Weber's Orchestra of Stockton.

Died:  Miss Lizzie Tippett at the home of her nephew, Everett Eustice near Galena.

One year ago since the decision on the Grant Highway route.  Improvements of marking the route and grading the roads.  Near Galena and east of our city  limits new re concrete roads with more to be put in in a short time.  The head of the Association has informed us that the hills near this city are to be cut down so as to make the roads much better for travel.

Reviews of the Senior Class Play.  Actors included Glenn Bryant, Doris Eade, Olive Bray, Davie Ehredt, Mae Tippett, Bessie Duell, Margaret Daniel, Fern Storm,

Mrs. C.L. Rigby of Oak Park visited her mother Mrs. Laign here. 

Thos. Morrison of Derinda had baby boy born April 22. 

Mr & Mrs. William McQuillen moved into the rooms above Bray & Goldworthy's new store. 

Mr & Mrs. Niel Hutton are expected to move into the John Dittmar home. 

B. Dittmar is having his house re-shingled and other improvements made this week.

A new out door sleeping room has been added to the home of Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Goldthorpe. 

Frank Meyer traded his steamer auto to R.R. Dawe last week for a seven passenger Studebacker. 

Paul Bonjour drove a Crow-Dearhart automobile to Rudolph Dittmar in Massbach this week. 

Rev. Strebe, the Lutheran minister of Massbach purchased an Overland of R. Dittmar last week. 

Mrs. William Matthews and son Theodore went to Mr. Carroll to attend the funeral of Mrs. Ralph Heilson, formerly Miss Martie Penhollow. Mrs. Heilson was a cousin of Mrs. Matthews. 

A baby girl born of Mr. & Mrs. Schultz.

Isaac Wilcox visited brother Abe of Edgewood, Iowa

Ad:  Coming the Players Stock Co. of Hanover presenting "In the Hills of Old Kentucky"

Dalas Shane called to Pawnee City, Nebraska because of illness of his father.

See Banwarth & Son's window display of porch furniture.


May 8, 1916

Special election whether to bond the town for $3000 to purchase a tractor and grader to improve the roads in this township.  This question was defeated by 97 votes.  The second question was whether to bond the town for $3000 to cover outstanding debts and to reduce the rate of interest.  This question won by 126 votes.

Birthday surprise party for Mrs. J.M. Blake at her home.

Died:  Charles Eby Sr.  (Photograph printed).  Born Baden, Germany, Aug 24, 1822 & died April 28, 1916 at Elizabeth.  93 years, 8 m & 4d.  Married 1844 to Miss Constantine Zimmerman and had 2 children, Theodore and Josephine.  Came to Buffalo, NY in 1850.  Mrs Eby d 1854.  He came to Elizabeth in 1856 & here in 1856 m Miss Elizabeth Alamos and they had 3 ch: John, Constantine & Charles.  Charles of Elizabeth is the only survivor..  He belonged to IOOF,AF&AM and GAR.  Reprints article from the history of Jo Daviess County.  He was in Co. I, 96th Ill Vol Inf.  Was in dyer's trade until 1867 when he bought an interred in the Apple River Woolen Mills.  His son Charles became a partner and when Mr. Eby retired from active business.  In 1902 a half interest was sold to Lonie Winters and the business is now conducted under Eby & Winter.

The high school base ball team defeated Galena by 8 to 7.

Died Elizabeth J. Tippett.  Dau of the late Wm. & Jane Tippett of Weston d April 26. 1916, born in Weston Nov 21, 1852.  Methodist.  Sister Mrs. R. Eustice in Elizabeth.  Buried Weston Cemetery.

John Finicle purchased a car of R.E. Dawe. 

The cement floor of the basement of Bishop's new store was laid the past week and the second one has been started.

Leonard McLean and family moved into the house vacated by Thos. E. Reed. 

Wallace Reed purchased a Ford car of R.E. Dawe. 

Mr. & Mrs. Burl Reed had a baby girl.

Peter Hardness purchased a Studebaker from R.E. Dawe. 

Wm Bohnhoff of Schapville purchased a Velie auto of Goldthorpe & Wilcox. 

Abe Dittmar of Woodbine purchased a new Szxon automobile from R.E. Dawe.

Mrs. Carrie Honeyman and dau Nora of Galena were visitors here.  Mrs. Honeyman tells us that her new home which she is having built is nearing completion and that she will soon be able to move.


May 10, 1916

A new front was put in the Star Theater last week and now looks like a real theater.  The inside of the theater also was changed to a certain extent.  Mr. Burns, the proprietor, has been improving the theater from time to time.  He will show a five, six or seven reel show on every Saturday night, having booked for the pictures until the first of December so as to be sure of having them.  On Tuesday nights a good four or five reel show will be shown.

Ten autos sold last week.  Abe Dittmar, a Saxon Six, Chris Grass, Studebacker Six, Robert Cobine, a Maxwell, Jacob Stauss, Saxon Six -- all sold by R.E. Dawe.  Louis Schultz, Ford Touring, Howard Heindenreich, Ford Touring, Chas Slemen, Dodge Touring, Robert Virtue, Dodbe Touring, Geo. Banworth, 7-passenger Paterson car, Ben Allbrecht, ??? sold by N.A. Gault.

Died Mrs. Harriett H. Weld d April 22nd at Lemont.  Born 1866 at Elizabeth.  Last Sept celebrated her 50th birthday.  Graduated from the College of Valparaiso, Ind. in 1887 with high honors, and was elected secretary of the Alumni Assoc..  Married 1888 Herman Weld of Lemont.  No children.  Survivors: husband, 9 year old niece of a deceased sister has been living with them, sister Mrs. William H. Toms of Elizabeth. 

Injured:  Miss Jennie Harkness caught her hand in the car window of the C.G.W. Train. She has been working at the Grant Highway store for several years but is now forced to take a vacation because of the injured member.

High School Baseball team defeated by Warren 12 to 0.

Kavanaugh Lodge No. 26 conferred the Master Mason's degrees on Wm. Siemen Jr. of Woodbine and Perry O. Brandt of Rodden.  At midnight a banquet was given and a social time was had.

Rudolph Dittmar purchased several lots of Henry Mest on the west end of town last week.. 

The Rebekah Lodge initiated 3 new members:  Misses Stella Daniel, May Tippett and Gladys Breed.  Revs. Evans of the Presbyterian church leaves for Pecatonica.  Has been here for one year. 

The Senior class gave their play "Fascinating Fanny Brown" at Woodbine.

Gus Long & family moved into the rooms above the printing office last Saturday where Banwarth & Son had some of their furniture stored.


May 17, 1916

Plans for Memorial Day on May 30th:  Senator Turnbaugh of Mt. Carroll will speak, local drum corps will play.  Woodbine will have a service on the 29th with Rev. H.W. Lambert of Polo, the speaker.  School children will sing & march to the cemetery to decorate the graves.

N. Grubi's large barn was raised and sided up in one day very much credit is due the contractor Steve Lane. (Hickory Grove)

Gus Boettner is erecting a new woven wire fence along the public highway adding beauty and value to his farm.  Mr. Boetner has just completed a fine residence. 

W.E. Cubbon horses ran away with a disc-harrow recently.  They became frightened of an automobile and ran as far as the Long Hollow school house

Died Mrs. John Baus of Scales Mound, sister of Mrs. J.E. Bergman.

High School Baseball team defeats Galena 13 to 2.  They were defeated by Stockton 14 to 0.

Eight more automobile sales this week.

 The Elizabeth Garage now have an electric sign above the doorway of the garage which is very attractive.  It was purchased of Robt. Altona.  We would like to see more of them in our city as it makes the town more up-to-date besides being good advertising.  It would be a boost for your home town.  Be a booster.

Born to Mr. & Mrs. Owen Lynch a baby girl May 14th. 

Born to Mr. & Mrs. Lee Mitchell a baby girl.

Born to Mr. & Mrs. Henry Meyerhoffer a baby girl.

Mrs. Samuel Allen visited with her mother Mrs. E.J. Thomas of Hickory Grove.

Tony Smith of Woodbine has moved into the Whitson house which Mr. Smith purchased recently.

The old lamp posts have been taken from the corners where they once stood and it gives Elizabeth the appearance of a big city.  Really.

The junior class entertained the seniors and faculty at a reception at the school house.  Present were 26.  A delicious three course dinner was served at 8 o'clock.  The table decorations were carried out in the class colors, green & white.  Allen Collins was toast master for the juniors and David Ehredt represented the seniors.  Speeches were given after the dinner and Miss Plosynski sang 2 solos.  Piano duet by Misses Ethel & Edna Mitchel and a solo by Miss Emma Cubbon.  The electric lights were lighted for the first time in the school building since it was wired.  They certainly are a great improvement.  The gathering left at a late hour after a very enjoyable evening.

Hagie Bros store is now wired for electric lights and are now in use.  This adds one more up-to-date merchant to our list.

May 24, 1916

Program for Memorial Day given.

Speech printed of Hon. J. C. McKenzie before Congress on national defense preparedness.

O.E. Hancock is remodeling his old barn to make better winter quarters for his large herd of cows.

Ameil Young is building a new barn for Frank Boettner.  (Hickory Grove News)

Miss Minnie Buck, a sister of Mrs. James Read...

 Mrs. Dr. Ray of Indiana has been visiting her dau Mrs. F.E. Hagie...

Try our new electric drink mixer for malted milk, etc.  Bray & Goldsworthy.

Amby Goldworthy is having his house painted this week.  Joseph Armitage doing the work.

James Clegg of Chicago and William Clegg of Michigan arrived in this city Monday to visit with the latter's son Donald for some time.


May  31, 1916

Class Night at the Town Hall.  Class of eight, 5 boys & 3 girls will graduate this year:  Glen Bryant, Roland Reynolds, David Ehredt, Frank Mougin, Eustace Monnier, Margaret Daniel, Olive Bray, Doris Eade.

The new building which is being erected by O.M. Bishop is rapidly advancing.  The brick layers are rushing their work along.

The Elizabeth Base Ball Team defeated the Black Jack team from Galena 7 to 0.

The drill arrived last week over the Chicago Great Western and was moved to the Oakwood farm owned by E.W. Monnier Saturday so that they might start prospecting the first of this week.  They will move to other places perhaps if they find any encouragement.

A barn dance will be held at Henry Berlage in Guilford on Wednesday, June 7th.  Everybody come and have a good time.

Mrs. William Kevern left Saturday morning for Fort Wayne, Indiana to visit her daughter Mrs. L.E. Ginn and to get acquainted with her little grandson Master William Edward Ginn.

Mrs. Catherine Hutton is visiting her dau Mrs. William Waterman of Attica, Indiana.

About 200 autos were parked on our streets last Saturday evening.  This certainly speaks well for our city.


June 7, 1916

High School commencement - 2 nights.

Elizabeth Base Ball team defeated Hanover 7 to 6.

Miss Lois E. Nash re-elected a member of the Executive Committee at Rockford Banker's Convention.

Ernest Heidenreich hurt at the Woodbine school picnic by a broken baseball bat.  Broken jaw.

H.M. McKillips who owns the meat market in this city, is now running a meat wagon to Woodbine every Saturday during the summer.  Farmers living along the road may also purchase meat from them.

George Krell of Woodbine  suffered a stroke while visiting with his son-in-law, Bonjour & Wand tin shop of this city.

Auto sales:  Henry Dotzel, a Dodge touring car, Henry Brotreicht a Dodge touring car, Alfred Wand a Dodge roadster, O.E. Hancock a Ford touring car, Earl Finicle a Ford touring car, and Chris Knutz a Ford touring car., Power Bros of Rodden  ford touring car, Rev. Hoffenki of Schapville a Dodge touring car.  Chas. Artman a Studebaker, MR. Dower of Galena, a Velle

Joe & Tony Castina, cousins, sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Charles Albanese at Galena Junction on the morning of Sunday, March 19, 1916.

The Cheese Factory has started with five patrons.  An excellent quality of cheese is being made.

A quilting party was held at the home of Mrs. Henry Ginn last Thursdayís  That there was a jolly crowd there goes without saying.  There was also organized at this time a Sewing Circle with ten members to meet with each member for the purpose of sewing, fancy work and social chat.

Rev. J. Oliver preached in the M.E. church last Sunday evening to a full house.  Better known as 'Jack' lived in Elizabeth 22 years ago and since then has spent most of his time in California which is now his home.

N.A. Gault has had the windows of his Garage covered with canvas awnings to keep the building more cool during the summer months.

Throwing horse shoes seems to be a popular pastime around town especially at the C.G. W. depot

P. Harkness has built a new garage at his home to house his new Maxwell.

Mrs. Eugene Watts of San Diego came Saturday and returned home Thursday of last week after a visit with her cousin Mrs. Irene Fraser.  Mrs. Watts at one time owned the Davy Hotel and since she moved away, has taken up the medical profession which retained her from a longer visit.

Chas. Cundiff of Mora, Minnesota was in town between trains Thursday evening.  Mr. Cundiff has just purchased a farm near Hanover from his father and was returning to Minnesota to prepare to move on his new farm.

William Thomas and family having sold their house have moved into the second story of the house owned by W.J. Daniel and recently vacated by Frank Willet and family.


June 14, 1916

Elizabeth Township Sunday School convention will be held next Sunday at the Presbyterian church in this city.  A program is printed.

Children's Day was observed last Sunday by both the Methodist and Presbyterian churches.

The great photoplay "The Mysteries of Myra" will be given at the Opera Houses here.  One of the greatest of photo plays ever given in the motion picture history.

Elizabeth Base Ball team defeated Galena 6 to 5, and defeated Pearl City 2 to 1.

C.G.W. employee fell while starting a motor car and broke four ribs, near the station of Winston.  It appears that as he was pushing the car to give it a start he attempted to jump on and lost his footing with the result that he struck the wheels of the car.  He was rushed to Elizabeth immediately and then to Dubuque to a hospital where he is at present.

Hon. J.C. McKenzie came from Mt. Carroll Sunday night on his way back from Washington D.C.  Mr. McKenzie expects to stay until next Monday when he will return to his work.

O.M. Bishop attended the Republican Convention at Chicago the latter part of last week.

(From Hanover Journal)  While in Elizabeth on Memorial Day we visited Elmer Goldthorpe's new garage which is one of the largest and most conveniently arranged buildings of the kind in the country.  It is built of brick 48x120 feet and is located on a corner.  The floors are of cement and it is lined with asbestos with office and rest room as well as salesroom, machine shop and room for cars.


June 21, 1916

It is estimated that Kansas will need from 35,000 to 40,000 men for the wheat harvest at the following wages per day with board.

Ordinary hands                $2 - $3 per day

Stackers                          $3.50-$5 per day

Enginemen                       $3.50-$6 per day

Enginemen with teams      $4-$7 per day

List of Assessment for Elizabeth Township.  Gives name, full fair cash value, & Ass'd value.

Fred Hagie has a few old papers published in Elizabeth in 1891 and 1892 by the name of "The Elizabeth Bell" and B.J. Perry editor.  The paper was then published every Thursday.  The other paper entitled "The Family Visitor" and it contained a 'boost' for each of the business men in town.

Family reunion at the John Shiably home in Derinda of the family of Herman Krippendorf, Sr..  The day, June 16, was a wedding anniversary

James Newkirk has just finished painting R.E. Dawe's residence on lower Main Street and will start I.E. Shaw's home in the near future.

Bray & Goldsworthy have an electric sign ordered which having been hung will give out Main Street a city like appearance with the other signs and lights.

Charles Banwarth Jr. is making improvements on his property the first of this week.

Have you seen Hagie Bros large electric light sign.  It's a dandy.  Robert Altona hung a new electric light sign in front of Star Theater last Saturday. It's quite attractive.

Armitage & Son painted the home of J.E. Williams on Madison Street last week.


June 28, 1916

Newspaper subscription raised from $1.25 to $1.50 per year.  Cites paper costs.

While putting up hay on his farm near Bethel, John Finicle Sr. had the misfortune of Injuring himself severely.  It appears that he was loading the load of hay and was in a hurry to get it into the barn before it would rain.  While thus engaged he attempted to slide from the load to the ground, taking his pitchfork with him.  The result was that the fork stuck in the ground upon which he fell running the handle into his side.  He suffered much pain that medical aid was necessary immediately.  Although he is still in a painful condition he can consider himself fortunate that it was no worse.

Married at the home of Mrs. H. Potter of Hanover on Thursday, June 15, 1916 at noon, her second daughter, Miss Jessie Elizabeth Potter to Albert Turner of Fairfield, Iowa.

Died:  Henry Musselman was born May 8, 1853 in Thompson, Illinois.  Married 1876 Miss Emma Schaski.  7 ch, 2 deceased.  Moved to Scales Mound & from there to Woodbine and from Woodbine to Guilford where he continued to reside until 1912, when he and his wife moved to their dau, Mrs. W. Bohnhoff in Thompson.  Here they resided about 3 years.  Then they moved to Elizabeth, where they have resided since.  Survivors:  wife, son Henry, daus Mrs. Emma Bohnhoff, Mrs. Anna Rowley, Mrs. Maggie Gosney, and Miss Lula at home, 5 grandchildren, two brothers and four sisters.  Buried St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery in Guilford.

Died:  Charles Wand born in Germany Oct. 24, 1863 and d at his home near Warren, Thursday morning, June 15, aged 52 years 7 m 3w.  Married Dora E. Wehr, Oct 25, 1887.  6 sons and 5 daus:  Edward, Joseph, Charles, John, Henry & Elmer all at home, Mrs. Frank Baker of Savanna, Mrs James Luy of Warren, Elizabeth, Josephine & Lucille at home..  Also survived by 5 brothers:  Ignatz of Ansley, Neb., Andrew of Warren, Herman, Joseph & Edward of Woodbine.  Two Sisters:  Mrs. Clem Gabel of Gratiot and John Ertmer of Woodbine..  Buried in new Catholic  Cemetery

Rev. J. Shioli, pastor of the Presbyterian ch of McIntosh, South Dakota for the past two years is attending summer school at Oberlin, OH & expects to take a years course for better preparation in his work.  Was pastor for two years in Elizabeth.

Last Thursday Mr. & Mrs. Richard Eustice entertained their children at their home on Catlin St.  Beside the children there were a few friends who were present making a party of 22 to sit down to diner.

Anton Stephan of Scales Mound was a business caller in Elizabeth.  He also visited with his daughter Mrs. Chas. Banwarth, Jr.

List of Assessment for Woodbine  & Berreman Townships(Gives name, cash value, & Ass'd value.

Charles Ivey and Henry Lewis built a new outside stairway to the Masonic Hall last week.

For sale, Westphal Building. (photograph).  Consists of 3 store rooms on first floor, one in basement, 2 dwelling places upstairs.  Sold reasonable if purchase now.  J. Westphal, Sr.

Mr. & Mrs. A.K. Cook and dau Nina recently moved to a farm near Hanover.

Banwarth & Son advertisement of Seller's Kitchen with graphic.(free standing)


July 5, 1916

Elizabeth did not celebrate the 4th of July so the greater part of the people either went to Hanover or Galena yesterday..  The baseball team defeated Hanover 8 to 7.

Lightning struck the home of where Mrs. J. Pierce lives, or what is known as the Steinburger house.

August, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kuhse of near Woodbine had a very painful accident when a cow he was milking stepped on his hand breaking two of his fingers.

Six more automobiles sold the past week.

Died: Mrs. Albert??? Bray was born in Elizabeth September 21, 1873 and died at her home in Rockford, June 26th 1916 at the age of 42 years, 9 months and 5 days.  She was the dau of Mr. & Mrs. W.H. Eustice.  Graduate of the Elizabeth High School in the same class as her husband.  Married October 2, 1900 J.A. Bray and the young couple settled in Elizabeth until 1904 at which time they moved to Minnesota.  From there they moved to Manson, Iowa and from there to Rockford where they have lived the past 2 years.  Survivors:  husband, mother Mrs Sarah Eustice, sister Mrs. E.W. Monnier both of Elizabeth and two brothers Albert of Dubuque and Wm. of Chicago.

The town hall is being re-shingled the past week.

Seven train loads of troops passed thru our city last week for Mexico.  Three passed thru here on Friday morning, one more train load passed thru before noon Friday and two more Friday night.  These troops came from the eastern states via Chicago where the Burlington, Illinois Central & Chicago Great Western railroads transported them on.  When it was reported at the depot here that some of these troops were to pass thru our city hundreds of people anxiously thronged near the depot to see them.  Only a few of these were able to see them pass our city in the morning.  Later in the day it was reported that another load was to go thru about 4 o'clock in the afternoon but it was 9:45 in the evening before they actually did come.  Nevertheless the crowd patiently waited for their arrival.  About 7:30 nearly 300 people had gathered, some of these left for their homes before it arrived while the rest wait.  This train stopped at East Stockton for nearly 45 minutes where many of the Stockton people gathered to witness them.  At Oewin, Iowa, the train again stopped for a short time where the residents of that city gave them a rousing welcome.  They were invited to the city bathing pool for a swim after which the people gave them a big free lunch.  It was reported that all along the route people gathered at the depots to cheer them on.  These troops were bound for somewhere along the border to guard our interests in that vicinity.  Some people were of the impression that these troops were to be conveyed in the best passenger coaches and were greatly surprised when they saw them pass in box cars.  However they did not seem to mind it in the least.  On flat cars in front of these coaches were their ammunition wagons which excited much interest.  The latest reports from the front indicate that war with Mexico will not be after all as some kind of an agreement has been reached to avoid the break.  This probably will mean that the troops sent there will be returned again and those who now are in Mexico after Villa will be withdrawn to the United States.  This seems to be another backing down proposition at the cost of nearly $1,000,000 which was required to transport the troops to the border.  We do not want war but we MUST uphold and defend the dignity to our flag.  We think that those who crossed the border to murder and plunder should be punished regardless of cost.

As we were walking down to the post-office one day this week we saw something that fairly made us sit up and take notice.  It happened in the main business section of the town and in reality was a narrowly averted triple auto collision.  Naturally you ask where this happened?  We will tell you.  It happed at the crossing between Bishop's store and Blewett's hotel.  All autoists know that this is one of the most dangerous crossings in the city, though some autoists take no heed of the danger involved and make the turn either way at a high rate of speed.  They should be made to toot their horns and go very slow around such places.  Another very bad crossing is the one at McKillip's meat market.  These two crossings should be watched and some rule be made governing the autoists how to take such corners.  Take for instance in a large city.  How do they govern people to make the corners?  Then why can' Elizabeth have the same rules?  There is absolutely no reason whatsoever.  It has simply been neglected or put off for some future time.  We feel that something should be done TODAY unless we wish to given the undertaker more work to do which we will unless something is done NOW.  Letís have a "Safety First" rule in this city and look after these things.  This can be remedied for a very few dollars that may save thousands.  Let's get busy.

People owning dogs would see that they have plenty of fresh water these days.  Several reports reached our office the past week of people being attacked by dogs and some were badly bitten.  What Elizabeth should have is a dog catcher for a while and have people muzzle their dogs.  It is getting about time that our village officials take action on this subject and see to it that this if enforced.  One report came to us that a certain owner of a dog deliberately sent the dog at a little child and the consequences are that this party is now under medical attention.  How about this?  Are we going to let this go on?  Strangers coming through our city were heard to remark that this seemed to be a regular dog town.  Do we wish to let this go around?  NO! WE DO NOT!  At least people owning dogs should keep them muzzled or tied up.  Don't let experience be your teacher as it is known that is a very expensive one.  Let's wake up before it is too late.

C.G.W. announced that its annual change of the Schedule started Sunday, July 2.  The schedule which has been in use for some time now seems to be very satisfactory to railroad officials as there is only a change of a few minutes for the new one.

West Bound

                Number 1               10:40 pm

                Number 3               12:34 p.m.

                Number 5                 3:40 am

East Bound

                Number 2                 4:42 am

                Number 4                 3:59 pm


                Number 84             10:45 am

                Number 83               1:35 pm

O.M. Bishop's new building is progressing very rapidly.  Mr. Bishop tells us be expects to be in his new store some time in August.

James Newkirk is painting the residence of Miss Amelia Snodgrass on the west end of Elizabeth this week.


July 12, 1916

Railroad accident:  Harry Fraser of Elizabeth while driving a Ford roadster last Wednesday afternoon in company with G. Noen, Eaco Flour salesman of Minneapolis, Great Western passenger train, No. 4, which goes thru our city at 3:50 pm struck the car in which they were riding, badly injuring the occupants and smashing the car beyond repair.  It does not seem possible that either of the two men could survive as the car was thrown about fifty feet after it was struck. completely turning turtle.  The car stalled on the track.  (More details)

Elizabeth Chautauqua to be held July 31st to August 4th

Died:  Joseph Farrell was born in Elizabeth on Sept 1, 1866 and died at the home of his sister in this city on July 7, 1916 at the age of 49y 10m 7d.  For a long time he was compelled to go about with the aid of a pair of crutches caused by a combined illness of measles and whooping cough in this early youth.  Buried from the St. Mary's Catholic church of Elizabeth.  It was one of the largest funeral ever held in Elizabeth.  Survivors:  Twin sisters Miss Margaret Farrell and Mrs. Joseph Lynch, brothers M.H. Farrell of Elizabeth and Richard of Rochester, Nev.

Died: Frank Bautsch, Sr. died at his home in Rice.  His wife survives with 13 children.

A son born to James Creighton of Rodden/Rice. 

Mr. & Mrs. Weldt have taken up their abode at Rodden.  Mr. Weldt is the third track man at Rice.

Married:  James Henry Pratt, a well known mining man of Keystone, Montana and Mabel Bigelow of Iron River, Wisconsin were married on June 24 in Helena, Montana.  He is the 3rd oldest son of Mrs. Caroline Pratt of Elizabeth.

A daughter born to Archie Eade of Hanover.

The home which is being built by the Herring sisters on Madison Street is progressing rapidly. 

Roy Armitage is busy this week painting the Charles Bray residence.

 Mrs. George Thomas of Woodbine visited her mother Mrs. William McKillips a few days of last


J.C. Newkirk started Monday to paint the home of Gotlieb Stadel in Schapville.


July 19, 1916

The machinery which is needed in pumping the water in the Elizabeth waterworks system has been ordered for some time, but as yet has not arrived.  The motor which is to be used to run the machinery is fifteen horse power and arrived the first of last week, but will not be used all the time.  These articles are to come from Aurora Illinois.  The motor spoken of above is not to run permanently but will be 'hooked on' in the start.  Then the seven and one half horse power motor, which is expected with the pump, will be put on errantly.  These two new machines were granted to be bought at the meeting of the city council on July 3rd, when an ordinance to that effect was passed.  This ordinance was published last week.  $2,000 is the amount granted for installing this system and will be a very great improvement over our present system.  Needless to say, all these people living near the pumping station will be thankful to the council for the ordinance as the explosions of the large gasoline engine are quite annoying.

Westly W. Eastman of Hanover, son of Fred O. Eastman, closed a deal with Joseph Armitage, Sr. here Friday wherein Mr. Eastman became owner of the undertaking Parlors and supplies owned by Mr. Armitage.  Mr. Eastman will remain in Hanover where he is in the employ of W.N. Miller, but is prepared to answer call in this city on short notice.  During the time spent in Hanover Mr. Eastman has given satisfaction and is well versed in his business having attended Dubuque and Chicago colleges.  Mr. Eastman will take possession and may, in the near future, come to Elizabeth to reside.  We understand that Mr. Armitage will soon leave for New York where he will visit with his son Clyde and perhaps remain there.  Mr. Armitage is retiring from the business after many years of work in this vicinity, and has many friends who will regret to see him leave Elizabeth.

George D. Williams, formerly of Long Hollow, who now resides in Stockton was injured quite badly last week when he fell from a load of hay.

Died Mrs. Mary J. Coley passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A.J. Nichols, last Thursday noon at the age of 76 years.  Dr. & Mrs. A.J. Nichols, Charles Coley and Mr. & Mrs. M.T. Van Dyke left, with the body, Friday noon for Lee's Summit, Missouri where the funeral services were held on Sunday.

The annual trip over the Grant Highway took place from Rockford at nine o'clock Thursday and preceded leisurely to Dubuque returning on Friday.  The purpose of the trip was to maintain the acquaintance and good fellowship established by the tour last year, and to inspect the improvements made on the highway.  The Freeport Journal-Standard stages about 25 people went through Freeport but some of the party must have turned back as there were not that many that went through Elizabeth.  The scarcity of cars was perhaps partly due to the busy season on the farms and the rain the evening previous.  The party took their lunch at this city, because of the good hotels.  President Roper of the association accompanied the party.  He stated that he expected that there would be a great deal of work done on the highway during the coming year and that already a great deal of work had been done which has made the road passable at all times of the year and in good weather it was a delightful drive over good roads.  The Freeport paper has the following to say of the view near Elizabeth and is the only spot of the kind mentioned in the article:  The trip is a most interesting one, and the view from the ridge near Elizabeth alone repays the time and trouble of making the trip.

Last Friday evening the Sons of Veterans were pleasantly entertained by the Lady's Auxiliary in their rooms above the Schatz pool hall.  About 50 members of the two lodges and invited guests spent the evening in a very profitable way, being given over almost entirely to enjoyment and a social time.

During the past week five automobiles have been sold by our dealers but only open has been delivered because of a shortage.  Goldthrope & Wilcox having had cars on hand were able to deliver a five passenger Velle to Flora Menzemer in Long Hollow the past week.  N.A. Gault sold four autos but was not able to deliver them being sold out.

The programs, which have been given out by E.J. Burns, proprietor of the Star Theater, for the coming week seem to have that same good character as usual.  A five reel feature will be given  Saturday evening and a six reel feature next Tuesday.  Saturday night's program features John Mason in "Jim, the Penman" and on Tuesday, Mary Picford is the start in "Dawn of a Tomorrow."

Last Wednesday, Raymond Duell went to East Stockton to take examinations to become an agent on the C.G.W. railroads.  He passed the examinations and on Thursday evening left for Elgin, Illinois which is situated near Freeport, to become an operator there.  Last November, Raymond accepted the position of express man at the local depot and in that short seven months has worked himself up till he was able to pass the examinations making him eligible for operator..  His position, the latter part of the week, was filled by the operator R.S. Dresser but on Monday morning Allan Collins accepted the work until September first when school will again take up.

A Destructive electrical storm:  Henry Daniel lost one of his most valuable milk cows valued at over $75.  It seems queer but fortunate that the cows did not bunch together, as is their usual custom, during such a storm.  The wind also caused much damage, and most all the corn which did not have some sort of shelter was laid flat on the ground and did not raise for nearly 48 hours.  Also the other small grains suffered from the strong wind.  The hay which was cut had a thorough soaking but we believe the farmers were thankful to get rain which was needed so much.

Store Closings. Next Saturday, July 22nd, marks the end of the second year most of our stores have closed at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings.  During this time the Elizabeth people have become in the habit of buying their wants before 6 o'clock on closing nights and do not regard that change as an inconvenience.  It also gives the employees short resting periods during the week which are received with joy.  The plan is certainly a good one as it is being taken up by several towns in northern Illinois.  Stockton merchants agreed to these closing nights but a short time ago and Freeport dealers have gone one step further by closing a five instead of six o'clock.

Mr. Liddel has been hired a Superintendent of the Elizabeth Public Schools by our directors recently.

Several of the papers have come out against John C. McKenzie and want a candidate to come out in the open and fight him for a seat in Congress.  (1-column of discussion)

Joseph Virtue was nominated president of the Jo Daviess County Sunday School Association

Bray & Goldsworthy have a large wooden electric fan in the store which was hung Saturday.

Wilson Hitt had the misfortune of cutting his hand quite deep while in the employ of H.M. McKillips last week. 

A large enclosed auto drove over the Grant Highway Saturday westerly bound.

 Mrs. Josephine Lunch moved into the rooms recently vacated by Mrs. Rose Wilcox on Main Street Monday.

 The members of the Epworth League were busy the latter part of Saturday afternoon prepared for the Lawn Social which was given in the evening on W.J. Daniel's lawn. 

Joseph Armitage, Jr. is painting a barn for Arthur Ashmore south of town this week. 

Morrel Hutton is the owner of an Indian motorcycle purchased recently. 

Miss Catleen Galbraith assisted at the O.M. Bishop store during the absence of Miss Julia Lynch Saturday of last week.

The first of last week was a 'clean-up' time at the pumping station on lower Main Street as they were preparing to put in the new pumping machinery. 

J.C. Newkirk is busy this week painting the Amos Atchison residence on lower Main Street. 

Bray & Goldsworthy have received a new electric piano the past week and since it has been in running order has had a very thorough try-out.

Three new rows of Chautauqua banners have been hung the past week, across our streets; one at the Presbyterian church corner, another at the N.A. Gault Garage and the third at the Fred Hagie corner of Catlin street. 

Mr. & Mrs. Morrel Hutton are the proud parents of a baby girl born on Independence Day. 

Amos Atchison is busy grading his lawn this week.

Albert Eustice is working at 'Tuck's' barber shop during the absence of Mr. Tucker who is on his summer vacation.

Banwarth advertisement for Aerolux Porch Shades.  You can make your porch into the pleasantest room of the home, a cozy, comfortable, homelike gathering place for all the family, a cool, shady, outdoor play-room for the children and an ideal summer outdoor sleeping apartment.  The patented No-Whip Attachment absolutely prevents all whipping in the wind.  Shades are built  to fit any porch opening and come in several different grades, prices and colors.  They shut out sun and afford perfect seclusion while letting in plenty of light and air.


July 26, 1916

With the auto parade and Play Festival held in this city Saturday evening, the Elizabeth Chautuqua season opens.  This coming week will be a gala one for the people of this community...The tent will soon be erected on the school grounds and every convenience made for those who attend the sessions.  The Waikiki Hawaiian Singers, Elias Day will give his great impersonations, and Goldsmith and the Fine Arts Opera Quartette...

O.E.S. (Order of Eastern Star) initiates Miss Pearl Williams of Elizabeth and Miss Laura Hunt of Hanover.  About 40 people attended.  Electric fans were used in the lodge room

Died:  Joseph Reisch, a well known farmer of Derinda, from extreme heat.  Born in Meuhausen, Wertenzurb, Germany, July 20, 1846.  He grew to young manhood in the old country and was married there.  This first wife passed away in 1876.  He was again married, this time to Anna Barber Weidle.  They came to America in 1879 and settled on their farm in Derinda, which has ever since been their family homes.  Survived by widow, seven children and one brother and one sister.  Funeral from the Derinda Lutheran church.

Elizabeth base ball team defeats Hanover 7 to 6.

Obituary:  Mrs. Mary J. Coley was born in Dandridge, eastern Tennessee June 27, 1840, and died at the home of her daughter Mrs. A.J. Nichols on July 13, 1916, age 76 years and 16 days.  Miss Mary J. Van Dyke was married to George W. Coley, September 18, 1856.  In 1867 the couple moved to Missouri.  To this union were born nine children of which five sons and three daughters are living.  Her husband died several years ago after which she made her home with her daughter Mrs. A. J. Nichols of this city until her death.  She fell and broker her leg nearly two years ago and has been an invalid the most of the time since.  In here early days she was converted and united with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of which she was still a devote member.  Survived by 8 ch, 6 gch, 2 ggch, 7 brothers and 3 sisters.  Buried by the side of her husband in the Lee's Summit cemetery in Missouri.

William Winter, the  son of Mr. & Mrs. John Winter of Schapville fell from a load of hay severely injuring both arms.  He was in the employ of Louis Grebner, also of Schapville assisting in putting up hay.  Both arms were fractured above the wrists.

Rebecah Lodge to install officers: Mrs. Josephine Black, N.G.; Mrs. Hannah Daniel, V.G. and Amos W. Atchison, Sec.

The west bound Chicago Great Western local due here at 1:35 p.m. was derailed last Wednesday afternoon.  The cause of the derailment was a poor track caused by the expansion of the rail due to the extreme heat.  The train, being late, was hastening along with its switching and the engine was crossing the switch east of the Main St. bridge when the accident occurred.  Unfortunately, the wheels slipped from the rails near the west bound track while the cars were on the east bound division, blockading both tracks.  This caused the evening train, No. 4 to go over the Illinois Central tracks and also disappointing sever Elizabeth travelers.  The wrecker was called from East Stockton and several extra working crews were summoned.  At about 7 o'clock the engine was again on the track the track being quickly repaired.  The engine was held here a few hours and then taken to the shops for repair, while the train was taken through to Dubuque.

Mr. & Mrs. Harold Heidenreich of Woodbine welcomed a baby girl July 20th, Grandpa Finicle is getting his share of congratulations.. 

Five Ford automobiles were sold to Herman Wand, Hess Brothers, August Knapp, Tony Winter and Jacob Wooster.

Movies:  Henry Ainley in "Brother Officer" a 4 reel play plus a cartoon comedy of one reel.  Tuesday will have Edgar Selwyn in a 5 reel "The Arab"

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Virtue of Hickory Grove are proud parents of a baby son born July 20th. 

Mrs. Dawe & dau of St. Louis are visiting with the formers dau, Mrs. Edward Merkel. 

Arthur Gill and wife of Galena moved into the Tippett home in this city last week. 

A large Packard auto from Des Moines went through this city last Wednesday evening. (Grant Highway)

Edward Ivey and wife have moved their furniture to Galena where they expect to make their future home. 

Last Friday the noon train was an hour and twenty minutes late due to trouble on the Burlington tracks near Chicago.  This is the latest Number 3 has been for some time.

Advertisement by National Conference Committee of the Railways:  "Railroad Wages Shall they be determined by Industrial Warfare or Federal Inquiry?"  Do you believe in arbitration industrial warfare?  The train employees on all the railroads are voting whether they will give their leaders authority to tie up the commerce of the country to enforce their demands for a 100 million dollar wage increase.  The railroads are in the public service--your service.  This army of employees is in the public service--your service.  (continues...)

Advertisement for Stockton Chautauqua beginning July 27th for 6 days.  Features:  Bland's Orchestra and Rufus E. King, Hughes Male Singers and Dr. Ira Landrith, Niles Hussar Band and Clifford E. Roe, Assistant Corporation Counsel of Chicago, American Opera Quartette in the grand opera "The Bohemian Girl".

Miss Mattie Loid of Woodbine was operated on at the Hagie Hospital here last week.


August 2, 1816

Chautauqua now being held in Elizabeth proves to be the best ever held in this vicinity.  Long description....

Died Mrs. James Fablinger of San Jose, CA.  She is a dau of the famous John Brown of Kansas and Harper's Ferry fame.  Her husband is the brother of Lewis Fablinger of Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Base Ball team defeats Hanover 9 to 1.

Ansel Breed of Long Hollow injured in haying accident, fell from a load of hay on the Gene Hancock farm when the load of hay tipped over throwing him into the wheel on the wagon.

Obituary:  Martha Hitt Miller was born at Elizabeth, April 17, 1837.  She fitted herself for teaching and was three? at Colesburg, IA.  At this time a young Methodist minister, Rev. F.X. Miller was preaching there.  The two met, loved each other and were married, and began a human life together in a fellowship, and understanding as deep as is often given to mortals.  For 52 years they journeyed together, and two years ago last April their many friends gathered about their table to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary.  Long description of her works.  She passed away at Des Moines, July 9, 1916.  Survivors: husband, brother Samuel Hitt of Elizabeth and Leslie Hitt of Rockford, sister Mrs. Alice Harrison of Sterling, niece, Mrs. Alice R. Kevern of Elizabeth, nephews, F.X. Newcomer of Dixon, and Owen Harrison of Sterling, IL

Many auto loads of Elizabeth people went to Hanover Sunday to witness the fire which partly consumed the hotel of Hanover. 

J.C. Newkirk and Tony Smith are quite busy these days as they are redecorating the church at Schapville.  S.A. Hitt is having his tin roof overhauled the past week.

 John Thomas and Ray Hutchison painted the roof of Dr. E.A. Laign's residence the latter part of last week. 

The mirror in "Tuck's" barber shop has been wired and lighted with small electric lights last week which gives it a very nice appearance. 

Autos - N.A. Gault sold three Fords to Wm. Eddie, James Corkery and Charles Kennedy.

Owing to the very bad condition of the Galena road between August Berlage's and the Smallpox Creek through Glen Hollow, a force of men and teams have been put to work and all bad  places will be put in good condition by Wednesday, August 9th for the people who anticipate going to the Galena Fair.  The business people of Galena and the farmers along the road have donated over $600.00 so they deserve the patronage of Elizabeth, Woodbine and Derinda townships.  Every one turn out with your auto and see how it seems to have a decent road from Elizabeth to Grant's old home.  (signed) Grant High Committee.

Gus Long is moving into the home owned by Mrs. T.B. Bray and Ray Hutchison and family are moving into the rooms above the printing office this week. 

A minor derailment took place here last week when a box car ran past the end of the local side track.  Philip Klopf had a nice large barn built on his farm some time ago.


August 9, 1916

Local Chautauqua Over.  Over 50 men of this community sign contract for return of Chautauqua for next year.  (report of this year's Chautauqua continues)

Pumping Station - Elizabeth is certainly in a dry territory now as the new electric pump is being installed this week and the reservoir is empty.  It is expected that the pump will be in working order either today or tomorrow.  Early last spring the town board decided that the old pump was no longer in proper condition so they passed a bill providing for a new electric pump which will save money both on the length of time to fill the tank and cost of doing so.  The new pump arrived last week and is now being installed by Herman Rousch and Robert Altona assisted by other helpers.  For the last two days the city has been without water and some people have to carry it to their homes from other peoples cisterns and pumps.

Another Haying Accident by Ben Harkness who lives near this city.  While stacking hay on his farm the hay poles came loose in some manner and falling on Mr. Harkness's head knocking him unconscious.

Elizabeth Base Ball Team defeats Galena Second Team 15 to 6

O.J. Shumaker, who is in the employ of N.A. Gault of this city, met with a very painful accident this morning when a load of gravel which he was hauling ran over his arm.  It appears that while he was hauling gravel to the home of Mrs. Enos Gill on lower Main street he was trying to drive over the sidewalk into her yard.  When the wheels of the wagon struck the walk it threw him to the ground in such a manner that the wheels passed over his arm and when the team stopped the rear wheels were resting on his arm.  By the time help arrived the pain grew so bad that he was unconscious.  No bones were broken.

Hunting Licenses: are issued the past week by the village Clerk here.  The hunting season for 1916 is open. Those who have secured licenses the past week:  Odell Hitt, Don Clegg, Riley Hitt, George Daves, James Posey, Donald Chapman, Harry Fraser, John Heidenreich, Fred Fraser, Peter Harkness, Edward Holland, W.A. Hagen, Robert Hitt, Merl Roberts Goble Bryant, Jesse Heidenreich, George Wand, Francis Bennett, Nelson Breed, William Krippendorf, George Lewis, Ben Blewett, Paul Bonjour, Glen Bryant, Wilson Hitt, Wallace Long, Russ Campbell, Russell Kevern, W.A. Goldsworthy, Joe Liske, Charles Lewis, J.E. Schatz.

Auto Sales:  N.A. Gault sold a Ford to Frank Liebert of Woodbine and a Dodge car to Louis Bartell of Guilford.

Finds Missing Diamond.  Some months ago Dr. G. S. Cowles of this city suffered the loss of his beautiful diamond ring which was stolen from a desk in his office.  Although the doctor made a diligent search the ring seemed gone for good and at least as the months went by he gave up all hopes of ever getting it back.  His surprise and delight may therefore, be imagined when on opening his ice box Tuesday mooning of last week, the doctor found a small package of paper lying inside.  He unwrapped the package and found his missing diamond ring.  The ice box stands on the back porch of the home and it is evident that the person returning the jewel came there during the night and placed the ring where they knew the doctor would find it.

Rebecah Lodge installed Officers:  N.G. Mrs. Josephine Black, V.G. Mrs. Hannah Daniel and the appointed officers were:  R.S. of N.G. Mrs. Delia Laign, L.S. of N.G. Mrs. Emma Ashmore, R.S. of V.G. Mrs. Addie Reynolds, L.S. of V.G. Miss Lois E. Nash, Warden Mrs. William Thomas, Conductor, Miss Kathleen Galbraith, Chaplin Mrs. Monroe Galbraith.  After the installation ice cream cones were served to the members by the male members of the lodge.  The lodge is comparatively a new one not being established many years but its membership is increasing wonderfully.

Star Theater pictures:  Saturday: "The Wild Olive" in  five parts featuring Mertie Stedman plus a comedy of one reel, but not a cartoon.  Tuesday five reel comedy "Chimmie Fadden" staring Victor Moore.

Last Monday  morning John Allen took the position of express man at the local depot. Allan Collins assisted him the first day at his new work. 

The household articles belonging to Arthur Gill was brought to his new home here from Galena Wednesday of last week.  

W. Charles Ivey and family have moved into the Finicle home recently.

Delmer Reed and wife who recently resided there have moved into the home owned by Fred Williams.  Born to Mr. & Mrs. Albert Bawden a baby boy, Saturday, August 5th, at the home of Mr. & Mrs. John Bawden in this city.

Exceptional crowds of people are witnessed on the streets of Elizabeth every Saturday night.  These are busy days on the farm and except during the morning milk delivery hours there is not so much doing on Elizabeth streets during the day; but at night, and especially Saturday night there are exceptional crowds here until a late hour.  All along Main Street automobiles stand ready to convey the farmers to their homes in short order and the wonder is that so many cars get in and out and to and fro without accidents.  In the earlier days the country folks came to town in the farm wagon or carriage, usually in the day time because of the slow time made in driving but now days, in about fifteen minutes, after the evening meal they whirl into town in the family auto, and stay if they choose till 10 or 11 o'clock, shopping and enjoying the entertainments.  That isn't all, they know full well that all their neighbors and friends are likely to be here too, so a pleasant social evening may be spent in the open air, or in the shows and stores.  It matters little if half the night is spent in town, the motor car insures a quick run when they start home.  With the shows twice a week and the stores and streets bright lit up especially on Saturday night, it is a gala occasion for all, and the people have become accustomed to enjoying it here.  We and the Elizabeth people in general welcome all to this city at any time and wish them to make it their home town.  Our Chautauqua proves that our merchants seek after entertainment for all.

Ice Famines in this part of Illinois:  According to the Savanna Times Republican, Mt. Carroll is having an ice famine and the artificial ice plant is working night and day attempting to keep the supply up to the demand but without avail.  Many people are going to Savanna in cars to buy ice for private uses.  Savanna has plenty of ice for its own people but none to sell to outside dealers.  Ice dealers in Polo and Galena have also appealed to the Savanna Company for ice, but have been refused.  The Hanover Journal also says that a number of private parties have been getting ice from the creamer and last Friday they were told that the creamery would not be able to furnish any more ice to outside parties, as the hot weather had taken the supply down at a very rapid rate.  In speaking to the principle ice dealer, Myron Reynolds of this city he tells us he believes there will be enough ice to last his customers at least during the warm month of August.

Tuck's barber shop is being repainted on the interior by Roy Armitage.  The appearance is greatly altered for the better. 

Announcements were received by relatives here last week of the marriage of Miss Blanch McKinley to Fred Swan both of Kansas City, Mo., on July 31st.  Miss McKinley is a granddaughter of Mrs. E. Goyen formerly of this city and who is well known in these parts.

Drowned: Miss Essie Carpenter of Stockton and Miss Eva Benefield of Jacksonville, Ill were drowned last Monday in the Kankakee river.  Miss Benefield who had been with a crowd of other women at the cottage, stepped into a hole in the river bottom while some distance from the rest of the party.  She called for help as she sank and Miss Carpenter went to help her, and fell into the same hole.  Miss Carpenter was a daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Earl Carpenter and taught school last year at Manteno, Ill. but had been spending her vacation at her home in Stockton.  She left there Sunday night to visit friends in Kankakee.  Funeral services from the Methodist church at Stockton.

Miss June E. Pratt will teach school next term at the North Dakota State University situated at Grand Forks.


August 16, 1916

Teachers:  Rehired -- Miss Monica Ploszynski as principal, Miss Gladys Mougin for 1st grade and Miss M. Hammill for 2nd grade.  New teachers:  F.R. Liddil as superintendent and Misses C.L. Beach, V. Courtney.

Paul Bonjour , plumber of our city, catches seven pound fish with his hands in Rush Creek last week.  Angered that large carp were swimming past the bait without once looking at it.  He jumped in after one of the big ones and caught it.  This is the largest catch ever reported to have been caught in that creek.

Ralph Heidenreich of Woodbine took several prizes at the County Fair in Galena for his poland China hogs.

Women's Foreign Missionary Society holds Thimble Party at the M.E. Parsonage last Wednesday afternoon.  Their invitation ready:  "You are invited to spend the day/ on August 9th at the parsonage they say/ A handkerchief is your admission fee/ The rest of the fun will be free/ Come in the morning and stay to lunch/ Go home in the evening with the rest of the bunch.  They received more than 50 beautiful handkerchiefs which will be sent to a missionary to use as Christmas gifts.  Part of the day was spent in making articles of clothing, dressing dolls, stringing beads and fixing post cards to be sent to the missionaries to be used as Christmas gifts....After the program it was announced that Mrs. Collins and the ladies of the society had provided so abundantly for dinner that there was plenty left for supper which they could have for ten cents each. 

Died:  Mrs. Herman Baker of Hickory Grove, formerly Miss Paula Rowe died this morning.  Mr. & Mrs. Baker were united in marriage last year and lived on a farm near the home of her parents.

Frank Mougin will teach at the Union school in Berreman township the coming term. 

The new electric pump for the city waterworks was installed last week and after several days of being without water the town is again supplied.  The new pump has a capacity of pumping 60 gallons of water per minute or nearly 4000 gallons per hour.

 A new floor was put in the railroad bridge on Main street the first of the week.  The old floor was badly rotted and new floor certainly improves it. 

Elizabeth Base Ball team was defeated by Stockton 10 to 5 and then the Hanover team defeated them 5 to 4. 

More hunting licenses to Henry Bonjour, Charles Watts, Frank Meyer, Sr., Emil Kuhn, Joseph Baumgartner, Charles Bawden, Beert Shaw, Frank Wand, Leo Wand.

Movies: Little Pla with Mary Pickford and Rugmaker's Daughter with Maud Allan. 

Two auto sales by N.A. Gault:  Dodge Touring car to John Hinden of Guilford and by Goldthorpe & Wilcox sold a Velie Touring car to deputy sheriff Wallace Williams of Galena.

The first annual picnic of the Pleasant Hill Union Sunday School was held last week.  

Hon. J.C. McKenzie of Elizabeth was honored last week by being selected as one of the committee to receive Charles Hughes into Chicago Tuesday.  This is only another proof that Congressman McKenzie is recognized as one of the big men of the state and will undoubtedly re re-elected without opposition.

A baby boy was born to Mr. & Mrs. James Fraser August 12th.  "Tat" is certainly all smiles and can be heard a block away praising that big boy.

Frank H. Wilberding who worked for N.A. Gault here some time ago in his garage was married in Dubuque to Mae Lyons. 

L.E. Leonard who recently returned from Hanover is again in the employ of O.M. Bishop.

 Mrs. Harry Robinson and children have moved their household goods to Rockford where they will make their home.  Harry will not accompany them but will remain at the old stand as barber here.


August 23, 1916

Harold Monnier of Lena was arrested for setting fire to a barn on the Fred Hacker farm in Guilford township last Thursday night, burning it to the ground along with several head of horses, buggies and wagons etc. including a livery team and horses belonging to Roy Lagen of Dubuque, also stealing a team from the Hacker barn and a new buggy from the Dubuque liveryman.  Bonds were furnished by his father Edward Monnier and an uncle, Philip Monnier.

Today the Stockton Band arrived in this city in five automobiles to announce their Field Days to be held in Stockton August 31st and Sept 1st.  They played two selections at the corner of Catlin and Main streets..  After posting bills and doing other sorts of advertising they left at 11:30 toward Galena.

The Married Men Base Ball Team defeated the Single Men Base Team here 13 to 9

Viola Bohnhoff, dau of Fred H. Bohnhoff, celebrated her 7th birthday August 19th with a party.  A party of ten gathered at her home before 5 p.m. and played games and had other forms of amusements.  At five o'clock they were taken to the Big Hill where they were served a picnic supper.  They returned to town about eight in the evening.

Mrs. N. Hascamp and dau Elizabeth and son Antony came Sunday from Evanston to visit at the home of the formers parents, Mr. & Mrs. Chas. Banwarth, Sr.

Married at Galena, Bert Honeyman and Miss Florence McKenzie, both of Elizabeth.  He is the son of Ben Honmeyman and is in the employ of N.A. Gault, our live stock dealer and auto salesman.  The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. William McKenzie, her father being assistant postmaster here.  Immediately after the wedding ceremony they left for Dubuque where they spent several days at the home of her relatives, return to this city Sunday evening.

Star Theater movies:  "The Clue" featuring Blanch Sweet plus a one reel comedy on Saturday.  Tuesday will have "kindling" featuring Charlotte Walker.

The Little Light Bearers of the Ladies' Foreign Mission Society were entertained by latter party from two to six at a picnic at the Monnier Grove one half mile west of Elizabeth.

Obituary:  Mrs Herman Becker was born in Virginia, Nevada, May 13, 1882 and died at her home in Hickory Grove on August 16, 1916 at the age of 34 years, 2 months, and 3 days.  Miss Paula Virginia Rowe, dau of James Rowe, came to Jo Daviess County from Nevada with her parents in 1883 and lived in Elizabeth several years before going to Hickory Grove.  Miss Rowe graduated from the public schools here.  Her mother passed away 7 years ago leaving her with her father on the farm.  Last January she was united in marriage to Herman Becker and this couple purchased the farm of her father in the spring and resided there with Mr. Rowe.  She was buried beside her mother in the Woodbine cemetery.

Died:  Mrs. Henry Krug died last Thursday evening at her home in Massbach at the age of 36 years 8 months and 17 days.  Miss Hulda Donbrsky was born in Germany on November 20, 1879 and in September of 1903 married Henry Krug of Massbach.  Two children, Otto & Elsie.  Funeral at Lutheran church of Massbach and buried in the Lutheran cemetery.

Raymond Duell gets his third promotion in the past few weeks.  He is now first trick operator at Winston. 

Hunting Licenses to Frank Bennett, Dr. A.J. Nichols, and Robert Hess of Woodbine.

Dr. Frank Siedenberg and family are here from Alden, Ia. to visit at the John Hagie home several days.  They made the trip of about 200 miles in his car in less than 12 hours.

Primary Ballot for September 13th.

                Democratic Ballot:

                                Sheriff--W.B. Williams,  A.L. Wenner

                                Circuit Clerk--W.S.Hansing

                                State's Attorney--F.T. Sheean

                                Surveyer--William G. Curtiss of Stockton

                                Coroner--Clem Slaats

                                Senatorial Committeeman--J.M. Nack

                Republican Ballot

                                Representative to Congress--John C. McKenzie of this city

                                Sheriff--Milton Vincent,  F.J. Kirk,  W.J. Shipton

                                Circuit Clerk--Wm. Ehler, J.C. Scott, E. Jeffery, F.J. Leekly

                                State's Attorney--H.C. Tear of Warren, John C. Boevers

                                Surveyor--[no candidate]

                                Coroner--William A. Uehren

                                Senatorial Committeeman--R.M. Spensley

                Socialist Ballot

                                Representative in Congress--F.X.Gehant, Dixon.

Ticket agents in this state are receiving word that the passenger rate will be 2.4 cents per mile, after October 1st.  There has been a flat rate of two cents per mile in existence on Illinois railroads between points in Illinois for some years past while the interstate rate has been 2.4 cents per mile.  The interstate rate will not be changed, but the state rate will be advanced to the same amount as the interstate rate.

The mine on Kirby Hancock's farm is being worked continually.  It is expected by Mr. Hancock that ore will be struck in the near future. 

The new home of the Herring Sisters is progressing rapidly. 

James Newkirk and Tony Smith who have recently completed the painting of the Presbyterian church at Schapville have started to work on the Lutheran church in that village. 

John Steinberg completed the plastering of the new addition to John Boldt's home in Schapville the latter part of last week. 

Two autos of Epworth, Iowa were in town last Friday entirely equipped for camping. 

Roy Armitage and William Krippendorf who have been painting the Woodbine school house the past week returned home Saturday to spend Sunday in Elizabeth. 

Tennis seems to becoming old fashioned around here or else it is to strenuous this warm weather for W.S. Fraser has turned his court into a croquet garden. 

Now that the city pump is working full blast, William Thomas is enabled to keep the Main Street here quite free from dust as he sprinkles frequently.

For the first time in Illinois history, its women voters will this year be privileged to cast their ballot for presidential electors.  This fact is not very general known, but the new suffrage law makes it very plain.  Also in the congressional district the women will have opportunity to vote for two other officers, the county surveyor and the member of the state board of equalization.


August 30, 1916

Surprise party at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Cobine in honor other dau Maria.  She was presented with two beautiful gold hat pins.

Ship's Column dated La Plata, Mo. "A small old photo in an album. A sturdy, nicely combed lad of about five. A wooden black and a tiny anvil. The little man beside it, with left arm akimbo and thumb in his waistband, pardoned in a little blacksmith's apron of leather, stands grasping the handle of a hammer that rests in true furrier style upon the anvil.  That's Charles Banwarth, Jr. -- the Charlie of years and years ago, when he and I had the run of his father's shop and always had a juicy watermelon to finish up the afternoon's play with.  The picture in the album of Bob & Minnie Fisher Davidson, Hanover people, and both well known in Elizabeth.  I am on their farm 7 miles from La Plata and today we are celebrating the forth(sic) anniversary of their wedding.

N.A. Gault obtains more money for Repairing Grant Highway at Glen Hollow.  He raised $56.00 more in Galena to keep a force of men working on the road at least a week long.  Since the first of August a force of teams and men have been kept on the road almost continually and after being there one more week will have the highway in fine shape.  Mr. Gault has raised about $500 to repair this road with which he has made good use.  At present there are two teams and four men on the repairing crew.

Letter from the Border to Mrs. O.C. French visiting relatives in Elizabeth.  She is a niece of Mrs. J.P. Fraser.  Signed Ed Firth, Battery C., Wash. Arty, Donna, Texas.  (Letter is one & one-half columns long)

Rev & Mrs. Edward P. Merkle, pastor of the Lutheran Church, left for Waterbury, Conn., where Rev Merkle will take up a new charge after being with us for two years.  Rev. Meyer of Coal City, Ill., will take his place here.  At the new charge which he is taking up he will be a mission preacher and will conduct his services in Italian, German and English languages.

Hon. J.C. McKenzie has returned home from Washington and will be able to give all his time to his candidacy as he is not required to return until sometime in December.  (most of one column devoted to his campaign.)

Movies:  "The Running Fight" with Violet Heming plus a one reel comedy.  Tuesday will be "The Fighting Hope staring Laura Hope Crews.

Jos. Armitage Sr. is confined to his bed since visiting in the East with his son.  It is thought that the change of climate and drinking water is the cause of his illness.

The Lanark Canning Factory will start the season's run next Monday, promptly at noon.  The sweet corn crop is good, and the yield heavy. 

Mr. & Mrs. Bert Honeyman have moved into the Wenner home on lower Catlin Street the past week.  Charles Wilcox is making some cement improvements on his farm north of town this week.

Chas. Speer, uncle of  Mrs. O.M. Bishop of this city, of Hanover, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday morning. 

Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Allen and family have moved into the Jones house on Sycamore Street the past week.  This house was recently vacated by Mr. & Mrs. Chas. W. Ivey. 

Jacob Wurster is busy hauling lumber to his home in Massbach where he is having a new addition built to his home. 

Born to Mr. & Mrs. Carl Toepfer a baby girl August 24th. 

Fred Richards of Boone, Iowa came to Elizabeth Sunday evening to visit with old friends after an absence of 16 years.  Mr. Richards was a resident of Elizabeth about 31 years ago.  His mother Mrs. Thomas Richards and sister Mrs. E.C. Engstrom preceded him to Stockton to visit relatives.


September 6, 1916

John Miller of Massbach was arrested yesterday charged with assaulting Henry Monthei also of Massbach.  From reports it appears that the two men became engaged in a quarrel and young Miller picked up a telephone pole cross-arm and struck Monthei a blow over the head.  It was two hours before he gained consciousness.

Special services held at the E.V. Church in Woodbine.  Rev. Underhoffer preached in the morning on the "Responsibility of Parents and Sunday School Teachers for the Coming Generation", and in the evening on the Parable of the Ten Virgins.

Movies:  Saturday -- "Kilmeny" staring Lenore Ulrich.  Tuesday -- "The Seven Sisters" with Margaret Clark.

A Mission Feast held at Guilford German Lutheran Church.  A collection of over $200 was received.  Rev. Abert of Madison, WI preached in German in the forenoon and in English in the afternoon.

High School Basket Ball Association organized last night with 10 members which is the necessary number for two teams.  Elected Allan Collins, Pres. & Sec.; Frank Moist, Captain, and Oral Daniel as Treasurer.  New basket ball background are being made and are a great improvement to the equipment.

Auto Sales decreasing since rainy weather sets in;  R.E. Dawe sold a Szxon Roadster to Edward Beyer of Woodbine.

Elizabeth Public Schools Opened Monday.  THERE IS A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE SCHOOL.

Hunting Licenses:  Ben Eade, Wm. Gosney, Myron Reynolds, Charlie Schaible, Henry Goldhorn, Roy Armitage, George Schapp, John N. Allan, Dr. G.S. Cowles, Joe Evans, Thomas Morrison, Lawrence Morrison, Paul Altfillisch.

Mr. & Mrs. W.W. Doan are the proud parents of a baby girl born September 4th.

 Mr. Edwards of Pleasant Valley had his barn burned in the electrical storm last Monday. 

A new cement sidewalk is being built in front of the Anchutz residence as the old one was in a bad condition. 

Chas. Bray is having his residence wired for electric lights this week, Robt. G. Altona doing the work.  A lawn party was held at the home of H.R. Ginn on Wednesday evening.  About forty were in attendance and a good time was enjoyed by all. 

J.H. Levens has gone the rounds of Irish Hollow as far as Tom Read with his thresher.  He has moved towards Galena now.  Chas. Francke is also threshing in the neighborhood. 

A church picnic was held in Boyd's Grove Friday.

Green Valley School opened Tuesday with a large attendance, Miss Mary Allen of Galena is the teacher.  Black School also opened with Mrs. Mary Henderson as teacher. 

Miss Martin will wield the rod at Rock College.

Mrs. Koser and daughter Mildred of Kansas came last week to visit with Mrs. Lena Virtue.  Mr. Koser was pastor here 19 years ago.

Hanover to be Electric Lighted!  Signed contract with the Galena Light and Power Co. to furnish lights for this village at certain rates.  As we understand it, The Galena Company is to put in a cable connecting Hanover with Galena ...

Improving Hanover Railroad at Present.  The steady, continuous work on the right of way of the Hanover railway is beginning to show results as it is said that the track in now in better condition than it has been for years, and what is more the road is paying as it goes and having plenty of hauling to do.  Six people are being employed and paid from the proceeds of the road besides all other expenses are being kept up.

Bert Shaw is putting a new cement sidewalk to the steps leading to the Masonic hall this week. 

Roy Armitage painted the scales of W.W. Doan near the Great Western depot last Friday. 

Eight carloads of stock were shipped from here Thursday evening as the shippers feared the strike this week. 

If you have heard a noise which sounds like a motorboat don't be afraid that the river is rising as it is only the new railroad speeder which has recently been put under the charge of section-boss Evan Evans.  William Plusch who has been employed at the local butcher shop here the past summer and who stopped work here recently has been followed by Haldor Hutton who took up the work last week. 

An iron gate was hung between the Exchange Bank and Bray & Goldsworthy's new store last Wednesday.  J.C. Newkirk has been quite busy lately painting B. Dittmar's residence on Catlin Street.


September 13, 1916

The Standard Oil Company gasoline and kerosene station which is now being built in this city will be completed this week.  A crew of seven men, two of which are from this city, are rushing work along so that oil can be sold here in the next few days.  The tanks are situated on Sycamore street near the C.G.W. railroad tracks.  The station consists of a small building where oil is loaded into wagons for delivery.  Also two large tanks, having a capacity of 40,000 gallons each.  These receptacles are cylindrical in shape and are twelve and one half feet high and thirty-two feet long.  One is painted red which is used for gasoline and the other is white and which is to contain kerosene.  Each tank is supported by three cement piers.  To each of these tanks, pipes are run to the railroad tracks so that they can be filled directly from the cars.  The company also expects to handle lubricating oil in the near future.  Yesterday one carload of 10,000 gallons of Perfection kerosene was emptied into the tank.  Also a carload of gasoline is now on the track waiting to be unloaded which will be done either today or tomorrow.  This station will supply other towns in this vicinity.  From a statement made by the foreman of the crew last evening he said that the station would be in operation the last  {unreadable}  He said that the [unreadable] not progress quite as rapidly as it should as two of the crew took too much time in curling their mustache.  This station will be another boost for Elizabeth and some of the other towns in this vicinity will be dependent on it. 

Ralph Heidenreich of near Woodbine had a large rattlesnake killed on his farm.  He had but a short time before been in our office and left for his home purchasing several articles that he needed while here.  Upon arriving at his home he set these articles down on the lawn and went about his work.  The nurse, who is taking care of Mrs. Heidenriech during the arrival of a bouncing baby girl, went out to get these things and just as she stepped from the porch she saw the snake already coiled up, lying at her side.  Hastily leaving the place she sought help but as all of the men were away at the time she was at loss as to what to do.  Finally she heard a wagon coming up the road and called the occupant for assistance.  Mr. Tucker, who is in the employ of Owen Boyle, happened to be the man and getting a stout stick he made short work of Mr. Rattler as he seemed to be in no disposition to show fight.  Where the snake came from seems to be a mystery as no one has seen one in this locality for years.  It measured a little over three feet and had three rattlers and one button.

Senior Class organized, Colors are white and red. Elected Allan Collins president and Oral Daniel as secretary.  13 members in the class, ten girls and 3 boys and is believed to be one of the largest EHS has ever had.

Long Hollow church holds a pie social with over 200 people present.  Started at nearly 9 o'clock p.m.  Some very high priced pies were sold among the highest being Miss Vera Breed's pie which sold for $2.10.  The second highest pie sold for $1.10 which was made by Miss Elsie Rodden.

Hunting licenses to Richard Bryant, Bert Liske, & Chas. Brandt.

Movies:  "The Seven Sisters" and "Puppel Crown Comedy starring Ina Claire and Carlyle Blackwell.  "Rags" with Mary Pickford.

The evangelist, W.W. Underhoffler of Hastings, Nebraska preached the Word at the Woodbine Church on September 10th on the them "Christian Eugenics."  Text: Judges 13:12 in which he brought out the appalling fact that multitudes are not so much born into life, as damned in life and their destiny is sealed before they breath.

A Mission Feast was held at the Schapville last Thursday by the German Presbyterian Church

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Minnedue of Galena visited with Joseph Armitage Sr., here Sunday and Monday.  Mr. Minnedue was a merchant her 44 years ago [1872].

 The store-house used to store materials in building Bishop's new building has been torn down this week giving the street a better appearance.

The Commercial hotel is being treated to a coat of paint by M. Smith of Woodbine and E. Parker of Hanover. 

William Burns had a cement sidewalk laid at his home on North Catlin street by Bert Shaw the past week. 

John Hesselbacher had the misfortune of having his horse fall in a pit in the pasture last week.  The horse was taken from the hole Monday. 

Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Heidenreich are the par4nts of a baby girl born September 8th. 

Wm. Bohnhoff of Schapville is hauling lumber for a new house which he expects to erect on his farm.    Goldhorn & Schatz pool hall has been wired for electric light which are now working in fine shape.  Elizabeth Base Ball Team defeated by Hazel Green 8 to 3. 

School news: 53 scholars are enrolled in the High School this year.  15 minutes each day are devoted to phonograph music.  The phonograph is a new addition to the assembly room and the music is enjoyed by all.  Twenty minutes recess is given each morning which is a new custom this year.  Medieval History and Commercial Geography are added to the course this year.

The Epworth League gave a party in the basement of the M.E. church for the teachers and out of town students of the High school.


September 20, 1916

Elizabeth Base Ball Team defeated by Apple River 9 to 8.

 Hunting Licenses to E.E. Gordon, W.S. Fraser, Otto Keller, Wallace Roberts, Charles Roberts, Lewis Westphal, Wm. B. Heid, Ernest Willett, John Keller, A.D. Runge, Lawrence Grebner, Kirby Hancock, Wm. Krug.

The Ryder bridge is now completed but will not be in use for some time in Long Hollow. 

Work on the cement road on the Grant Highway east of this city will be started within a few days and also that west of Galena.

St. Maryís Church to hold Autumn Bazaar:  Committee on Arrangements - Frank Becker, Frank Kolb & Owen Lynch; Executive Committee - John Ertmer, Frank Meyer & Will Baumgartner; Decoration Committee - Charles W. Banwarth Jr., Ed Coveny & Ralph Wand; Raffle Committee - Frank Wand, Paul Bonjour, Bend Wand, Jos. Armitage, Miss Florence Becker, Miss Bertha Berlage, Miss Marie Goldhorn, Miss Marie Handt, Miss Clara Meyer, Miss Ruth Schreck, Miss Agnes Wand, Miss Gertie Wand; Floor Committee - Andrew Artman, Frank Becker, Jno. Coveny & Herman Wand; Solicity Committee - Charles Artman, Henry Berlage Sr., W. McQuillen & Andrew Wand; Dinner & Supper will be under the supervision of Messdames Andrew Wand, Frank Kolb, John Coveny, & W. McQuillen, All ladies of the parish who are able will act as assistants to the above ladies.  Lunch Counter -- Messdames Jos. Ehredt, Ed. Balbeck, Joseph H. Wand & Ben Wand. County Store - Frank Baumgartner & Frank Kolb; Soft Drink & Cigar Stand - Henry Goldhorn & Owen Lynch; Cane & Knife rack - Leo Berlage, Ed Kern, Albert Thraen & Alfred Wand; Fancy Goods & Apron Stand -- Misses Florence Goldhorn, Theresa Meyer, Anna Wand & Lizzie Wand.  Serve ice cream -- Misses Lizzie Thraen, Anna Coveny, Monica Polszynski & Edith Kern.  Cashiers -- Misses Julia Lynch & Mary Long and Treasurer of the Bazaar will be Ignatz Wand.  As pastor of St. Mary's Church, I most heartily ask the co-operation not only of the members of the parish built of all my non-catholic friends and I sincerely hope that I shall meet each and everyone of the community at the bazaar (signed) H.A. Hagen, Rector of St. Mary's.

Letter from Ralph Hermann to his father W.F. Hermann of Woodbine and describes life on the boarder.  Mr. Herman worked in Elizabeth for some time while the Electric Lighting system was being installed:

Co. E 18th Pa. Inf. 7th Div. Camp Stewart, El Paso, Tex

September 3, 1916

Dear Father,

Now that things are becoming better settled around camp and my work is lessened a little, I'll comply with your request and give you a summary of my experiences since the time of mobilization.

We mobilized June 22nd stayed around the armory at Pittsburgh for two days, then entrained for Mount Gretna, Pa., where we drilled our recruits and prepared for further duty.  We passed over the Horse Shoe Bend enroute, but it wasn't light enough to get a very good view.

On the Fourth of July we took the Federal Oath and mustered into the service as volunteers for a period of three years active service, if required, including the time on our last enlistment in the National Guard, and three years in Reserve.  We struck camp and entrained for El Paso the same day.

Our route was east through Reading, then north into New York state, thence following the Lakes to Toledo and cut across to Chicago.  We detrained at Chicago for a little while down below the stockyards. for drill and exercise.  We left Chicago Thursday afternoon on the "c and A" and passed through Springfield.  The next detraining was at Odessa, Mo., where we were treated to a swim in the lake.  After leaving Kansas City we followed the Kaw river and west through the central part of the state, getting a good view of the immense wheat fields.  In western Kansas the chief sport and pastime was to count the number of jack rabbits and prairie dogs that could be seen between the mile posts.  Saturday morning we stopped at Liberal, Kansas for our daily rations and while there were treated to a shower bath which is used in cleaning engines in a round house.

After leaving Kansas, we cut through Oklahoma for about fifty miles and then through Texas and into New Mexico, where we saw many adobe huts and a few scattered towns.  The cactus and bunch grass became quite in evidence in New Mexico and was a new sight to most of us.  We arrived at Fort Bliss which is the "regulars" camp and about five miles from El Paso, on Sunday morning.  After passing over all the states en route, the men almost unanimously declared that Illinois was the best of all, not only for soil and crops, but also for the royal welcome received at the various stops made.

We detrained and marched to Camp Pershing, which is about three miles from the border, and pitched camp.  The first day was a hot one and the sand was almost blinding, due to the bright sun's reflection.  Some difficulties in pitching camp were met with there on account of the rocks, but after much labor the tents were erected after a fashion.

The men were some time getting acquainted with their visitors and bed mates, namely lizards, horned toads, tarantulas, scorpions, and rattle snakes.  These are numerous here and quite annoying to some.  We have killed five tarantulas in our kitchen and mess tent so far.  I was quite surprised to find one crawling on me, but I stood perfectly still and called to one of the men to kill it, which he did, and all was over without any harm being done.

The worst things that we have to encounter are the sand storms.  They come thick and fast, especially the "sand devils," which correspond to large whirl winds.  The sand is carried up into the sky as far as can be seen and they are strong enough to pull tents down.  They usually come about mess time and all the men are becoming so accustomed to such that they must have "sand with their meals."

Later we moved to Camp Stewart, which is about seven miles from the border, and have a much nicer camp now.  This place is all sand and very level -- a typical desert in fact.  The rainy season is on now and we have plenty of rain.  One rain flooded us with one to three feet of water all over the ground and about the time that the water began to go down the rush off the mountains, which was about two miles to our rear, came and raised it still more.  Needless to say that everybody and everything was soaked that night.

After the rain ceased I saw the most wonderful sight that I ever saw in my life.  The moon was shining in the eastern star-dotted blue sky, the storm was hanging over the mountains in the west, and there, standing out before the patch-lighted mountains, was a beautiful double rainbow.

The sunsets and moon are wonderful here, let alone the scenes in the morning when the men are tempted to go over and "push the clouds off of the tops and sides of the mountains."  Morning rainbows in the west occur quite frequently.

The men are becoming accustomed to soldier life and are enjoying it to a great measure.  However, some are afraid that they will be transferred and held in service as a part of the big army, which seems to be a fact and a sure thing.  Also the fact that college students are being excused from schools in preference to the married men who are needed badly at home is causing much dissatisfaction.

I have been having some novel experiences down here by not having had time to think what a motor, generator or transmission line looked like, but rather scratching my head trying to outline a menu for the men.  I am Mess Sergeant for the company and acted in the capacity of Quarter Master Sergeant in addition for a month, and it kept me busy as I had never seen a camp before.  It reminds me of my former days behind the counter when I handled groceries.  Our kitchen received special mention from Major General Clement, after inspection, as being the neatest in the division.  That instilled a deal of pride in my cooks and they have been living up to it most excellently ever since.  This is a new and great way to spend a vacation, but I am getting anxious to get back to my work again.

I trust that this will give you an idea of conditions as they exist and hope to be back to visit in Illinois again before many weeks.

Your son, Ralph L. Hermann

Two carloads of lumber, a carload of sand and a carload of brick arrived here last week and are being unloaded for the lumberyard. 

A load of Dodge cars arrived Tuesday of last week for N.A. Gault.

 J.T. Sterinberg was busy last week completing a mammoth cistern at the B. Dittmar residence. 

Leonard McLean and Frank Rodden received a corn cutter from Lincoln, Ill., last Wednesday and trying it out Saturday found it cut the corn satisfactorily.

Bert Honeyman and wife are now nicely located in Mrs. Jennie Wenner's house.

In the recent issue of the C.G.W. magazine "The Maize" we see that brakeman Wallace B. Levens formerly of this city, pulled off one on his many friends by quietly slipping over to Waterloo and getting married and it was some time before the news leaked out.  The happy couple hope to make their home in Oelwein.

The Presbyterian church was cleaned by William Bennett the past week for the coming winter.

 Bert Shaw repaired the cement curb in front of Shaw's drug store last week.

 J.C. Newkirk of this city and Walter Atchison of Galena are busily engaged in painting the interior of Bishop's new store so that he will be able to move in in a short time. [correction on 9/27 says that Newkirk & Smith have the contract & Atchison is assisting them.]

 Frost has destroyed most of the corn crop in this vicinity according to reports.  Some of the corn was past frost danger for over a week but some needed a few week of warm weather to ripen it.  This is a severe loss for some of the farmers as the frost killed the corn last year at about the same stage leaving the farmers without proper feed for their hogs. 

Dr. F.E. Hagie and Dr. A.T. Nadig of Elizabeth will attend the first meeting of the Federation of County Medical Societies to be held next Tuesday and Wednesday at Freeport.  The district included in this meeting are northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and eastern Iowa.  About 900 invitations were sent.  Dr. A.T. Nadig is a member of the Executive Committee and will have a paper.

High School Notes:  Text books have arrived and the work of the scholars has been started in earnest.  The science apparatus has been overhauled and necessary new material has been ordered.  Allan Collins has dropped his study in German and is taking Com. Geo. instead.

September 27, 1916

Elizabeth Base Ball team defeated by Hazel Green 10 to 7. 

Hunting licenses issued to Wm. Krug, Ira Schultz, Dave Hitt, Angela Mittiscci, Frank Wickler, Geo. Kuhn

Presbyterian Aid and Missionary Society hold their Annual Picnic on J.C. Newkirk's spacious lawn.  At 5 o'clock the tables were set on the lawn.  By this time the husbands and children of the members arrived and about 50 partook of a supper ...

A Narrow Escape:  Between Earl Finicle of Bethel in his automobile and Wm. Lehner with his team.  Mr. Finicle could not light the lights on his car and only the side lights were burning as a precaution until he got to this city to have the other fixed.  He was driving along at an ordinary rate of speed when the team which Mr. Lehner was driving became frightened and met the car head-on.  The result was that one horse was thrown to the side of the car and rolled over on his back and was unable to rise.  The other horse was lying on the car while the buggy pole was driven thru the windshield over the steering wheel and narrowly missed hitting both Mr. & Mrs. Finicle.  That neither of them were injured was indeed fortunate.  The team was not hurt in any way as were the occupants of both the buggy and auto.  Help was received from a nearby farmhouse and both parties were soon on their ways.

Obituary:  Joseph Armitage was born near York, England, September 4, 1836.  When but four years old, he came to America where his parents settled at Pittsburg.  His father engaged there in the blacksmith business.  The following year the family moved to Galena, where Mr. Armitage spent his boyhood.  He was married to Catharine Bray, May 7, 1862 and the couple left Dubuque the next day to cross the plains in a prairie schooner.  Over 53 years they lived together, until Mrs. Armitage preceded him the ninth of last January.  Their early married life in the new West was filled with many exciting and interesting experiences.  For many years the deceased has lived in and near Elizabeth as a farmer and merchant..  He built one of the first brick business blocks in Elizabeth and has always been interested in village improvements.  His influence has been consistently enlisted in all moral reform and church work.  Though lacking in early schooling, he was a diligent reader and kept himself thoroughly informed on current topics.  He died about midnight, Wednesday, September 20th having survived his brothers and sister.  His children are:  Grace of Elizabeth, Sade and Else of Montana, Nenette of Freeport, and Clyde of New York City.  One child, Annie died in infancy and a son Frank died in 1900 aged 37 years.  He is also survived by two grandchildren, Margerie Wier of Freeport and Francis Fort of Montana.  Honorary pallbearers:  Richard Eustace, Joseph Rees, Thomas Reynolds and Thomas Meandue of Galena, A.H. Weir of Freeport and S.A. Hitt of Elizabeth.  The following acted as pallbarers:  David Haig, E.L. Leonard, Fred Hagie, John Daniel, JM.C. McKenzie, and A.J. Nichols

High School Notes:  Extra large waste paper baskets have been added to the High School and Grammar rooms.  Miss Mae Tippett has discontinued German and is now taking Chemistry in its stead.  The Basket Ball girls played a game on the court at the school grounds Wednesday evening last week.  The need of the electric lighting system was fully realized yesterday morning when the storm broke.

Henderson Weir of Freeport, former hardware dealer of this city, came Sunday to attend the funeral of Jos. Armitage Sr.  While here he called on old friends and also at this office.  He informs us that he has passed his 80th birthday and still works every day in his store.

Ralph Dittmar is hauling material from this city for a large garage in Massbach..  Its size will be 48 x 72 feet.  New roofing was put on the house of C.L. Leonard on Main street the past week.  Miss Blanche Shaw is learning the milliner's trade with Mrs. J. Louis Smith in Hanover.  The Chistian Endeavors are planning a Hallow'een social on October 1st in the town hall.  Miss Jessie Pringle Clegg of Hancock, Michigan, dau of Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Clegg was married to Frederick Andrew Kroll of Lordsburg, New Mexico.  The young couple will make their home in New Mexico.

The 4th Quarterly Conference of the Elizabeth M.E. Church held September 21.


October 4, 1916

Photographer F.H. Bohnhoff has purchased the Miller's studio at Pearl City.  He will spend a few days each week at Pearl City to look over the work as he has an assistant there at present.  He now owns a studio at Hanover, Elizabeth .  He was a graduate of the Illinois School of Photography 1906 and since then he has taken three special courses and also one course at Davenport, Ia.  He opened the Hanover studio in 1912.  He is probably the best known photographer in this county and southern Wisconsin.

R.D. Robinson sold his barber shop to John Thomas of Elizabeth.  He left for Rockford where he will work in one of the large shops there.  Robinson has at various times had a shop here and sold out and it was thought that he would stay here from then on.  Mr. Thomas immediately made arrangements to move to another location.  He is now nicely located in Bray & Goldsworthy's new store and is ready for trade.  Lee Mitchel is assisting him with his work.

Obituary:  John Franklin Kissinger was born Aug 8, 1847 in the city of Reading, Berk Co., Pa and died in Woodbine September 26, 1916 at the age of 69 years one month and 18 days.  He served as volunteer in Co. I, 196th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers being honorably discharged from service November 17, 1864.  He married June 5, 1869 to Miss Sallie Sagner in the city of Ready.  She passed on March 29, 1897.  11 ch born.  3 ch survive: Mary, Robert & Frank.  United Evangelical Church in Reading, Richland & Philadelphia in Pennsylvania and at Woodbine, IL

Hunting Licenses:  Frank Wickler, George Kuhn, William Baum, Morrell Hutton, George Schmidt, Jr., George Read, Wallie North, William North.

State Aid Road work will start this week.  Will extend from the end of the present concrete on to about the residence of E.B. Logan. This is a longer stretch of road than was put in last year.  This is one of the worst stretches of road between Elizabeth & Woodbine.  Another improvement is on what is known as Flint Hill, the road makes a sharp turn around an embankment and then down a steep hill, it had been decided to cut this away and the gully above that filled in making the two hills one long sloping grade because of the number of collisions.

Died:  Mrs. Wm. Polchow of Thompson passed away at her home on Sunday afternoon after an illness of Old Folks pneumonia [sic].  Christina Nieman Mardu was marred to Wm. Polchow and is survived by her husband and three sons.  She was born in Germany.  She died at the age of 69 years, 3 months and 13 days.  Funeral services at the German Presbyterian church in Schapville.

Died:  The four year old son of Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Haas of Woodbine died early yesterday morning after a prolonged illness.  Services at the M.E. church in Woodbine.

Miss Julia Lynch left for Stockton this evening to visit her mother between trains.  {visiting between trains happens a lot}

During the past week the meters of the Electric Light & Power Company were read and the monthly bills sent out.  This is getting to be quite a job now as there are over 100 subscribers now and more being added. 

The cement foundations for the new Bethel school house has been completed. 

Over 300 people attended the picture show at the Opera House last Saturday evening.  We have two picture shows in this city and both receive good support. 

William Bohm left today for New Diggings, Wisconsin where he will continue his work in the mines after a short vacation at the home of his parents here. 

Newkirk & Smith were quite busy the past week painting the Runge residence on lower Main Street.  Armitage & Son have completed painting the new residence of the Herring Sisters.

Senior Class entertain the Freshmen Class at an "Overall and Apron Party at the school house from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. 

Miss Genevera Morrison is now boarding at the home of Mrs. Hattie Bawden on lower Main Street.

Married: Gerald Bissell and Miss Beatrice McVey both of Elkrader, Iowa last at the M.E. parsonage.  The young couple are on the way to visit the bride's moth in Chicago in a motorcycle with side-cab.


October 11, 1916

R.E. Dawe sells 23 cars so far this season:  Studebakers to Henry Hood, Chris Grass, Frank Meyer, Charles Artman, Andrew Meyer, John Wand, John Finicle; Maxwells to Pete Harkness, Robert Cobine, J Dames Thompson, Ed. Price, Chas. Hughes, John Finicle; Saxons to Ross Logan, Charles Williams, David Blakley, Abe Dittmar, Jacob Stauss, Edward Beyers; Secondhand cars to Ed Polchow, Wallace Reed, Thos. Pierce, Cruso Rousch.

O. M. Bishop is busy moving into his new building this week and expects to be ready for business at that place by the end of the week.

Base Ball Team defeats Hanover 5 to 1.  High School Basket Ball defeats Hanover 12 to 10.

Hunting licenses to C. Burns, Michael Holtshoe, John Castiline, Lewis Ciccertora, Dr. E.A. Laign, John Harwick, Thos. Harwich, Orvile Cox.

The Great Western depot underwent a fall cleaning Saturday afternoon.

Married in the home of Mr. & Mrs. C. Bertsch, southeast of Hanover, September 28th, when their dau Miss Myrtle A. E. Bertsch, became the bride of J. Wilson Campbell of Kingsley, IA.  [Almost 2 column description}  He is son of J.W. Campbell of Kingsley, IA came here about a year ago.  He worked for a time at the carpenter's trade, and later on a farm.  They have not decided whether they will return to Hanover or settle in Iowa.

Ladies Aid Society of the M.E. Church elected officers:  President, Mrs. H. Collins; 1st Vice President, Mrs. Wesley Toms; 2nd Vice President, Mrs. Leonard; treasurer, Miss Mary Bryson; secretary Mrs. F. Steele; Work Committee, Mrs. Sam Reynolds, Mrs. Wm. McKenzie, Mrs. Frank Rowley & Mrs. E.L. Leonard.  The W.F.M.S. elected officers: President, Miss Anna Read; Vice President, Mrs. Jennie Rowley; Secretary Mrs. Blanch Goldsworthy; t5reasurer, Mrs. Eula Hancock.  At the fourth Quarterly Conference held at Elizabeth, September 21, the official Board gave an invitation that Rev. H.J. Collins be returned another year.

Enoch Leonard is now employed at New Diggings, Wis. in the mines. 

Mrs. Lena Virtue is having her residence on Catlin street painted this week.  Newkirk & Smith are doing the work.

On the east bound train Saturday evening a car belonging to the department of Commerce containing fish passed through our city.

Indoor base ball is the favorite pastime of the Elizabeth boys these days.  The first game of the season will be played with Hanover next Saturday afternoon.  On Sunday Hanover will play a return game here.

Notice I have moved my stock of electric supplies and fixtures to No. 232 N. Main Street, Galena.  Should anyone wish to have any wiring done or be in the need of supplies, telephone or drop me a card at that place.  [signed] Robt. G. Altona

Rev. D. Sessler of Dubuque who is attending McCormick Seminary at Chicago will preach at the Presbyterian church next Sunday afternoon as a candidate.  The entire congregation are requested to be present.

A ten pound baby girl arrived at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Ed. Ivey Monday of this week.

 Rev. H.J. Collins will leave this week for Yorkville, Wisconsin where he will take up a new charge.  No one has been appointed as yet to fill his vacancy here, up till now.  He has been in charge of the M.E. church here and at Weston for three years.

Statement of Ownership required by the Act of Congress of August 24, 1912.  The names of the publisher, editor, managing editor and business managers are Paul A. Atz, Elizabeth Illinois.  That the owners are Paul A. Atz, Elizabeth, Illinois.  That the known bondholders, mortgagees and other security holders owning or holding 1 per cent or more of the total amount of bonds, mortgages, or other securities are None.


October 18, 1916

 The St. Mary's bazaar was a success clearing $827.03 above all expenses.  A complete report of receipts, expenses and raffle winners are given.

Col. Lowden and other republican candidates for state offices are scheduled to reach Elizabeth on Friday, October 20th.  It will reach here at 10:50 a.m. and leave at 10:55 leaving but five minutes of speaking and hand shaking.  All who wish to see the distinguished part or hear their short speeches will need to be on hand promptly.  The school children will march in a body to meet the special is the report. 

 N.A. Gault heads the list in selling 44 automobiles this year.  The following purchased Fords: Lewis Miller, Ernest Kuhse, Mose Farrell, Oscar Hancock, Power Brothers, Earl Finicle, John Knautz, Lewis Schultz, Owen Lynch, Ernest Cook, Howard Heidenreich, John Each, Adam Dittmar, James McKabe, Lew Schultz, Herman Wand, August Knapp, Tony winter, Wm. Eddie, James Corkery, Frank Leibert, O.E. Hancock, Ed. Balback, Robert Bawden, Donald Bryson.  Those buying second hand cars were:  Henry Boettner, Hess Brothers, Charles Kennedy, Oscar Kehl, Jacob Wurster, Howard Dittmar.  Those purchasing Dodge cars were Albert Wachter, Ben Albreight, Robert Virtue, Henry Dotzel, Henry Broadreicht, Alfred Wand, Charles Seimen, Rev. Hofhenke, Adam Guenzler, Eunice Malloey, John Kurn, John Hinden, Lew Bardell.  Paterson Six: George Banwarth.

O. M. Bishop is now nicely located in his new building that he had built this summer. He finished the moving of this goods to that place today.  Most of the people in this vicinity know what kind of an improvement he made on Main streets without us going into details and for those who are not so fortunate we will endeavor to explain.  The building was erected at the place where Unger's barber shop was for a short time and Bonjour & Wand's tin shop.  It is about 40 feet wide and 120 ft. long.  A large basement is beneath the building all work being done in concrete which makes it fire proof.  The second floor is arranged in the very latest of everything and before moving in he secured new counters and cases.  Above the store will be one of the latest and most up-to date opera house in northern Illinois.  This part is as yet not finished and when it is we will go into more details.

 Road Work has started.  It is understood that Flint Hill will be cut down 13 feet, making it one long sloping hill in place of two hills and also removing a bad corner.  This is what had been planned and spoken of for years and it seems to have at last put in action.  When this road is completed it will give us nearly two miles of hard road. 

 The mine which was being started on the Kirby Hancock farm has shut down for an indefinite time.  The direct cause of this was not given.  Early last spring work was started and a shaft sunk for 81 feet with a drift of six feet and at the dept of sixty feet a mall amount of ore was found.  Work was carried on throughout the entire summer by three men but no direct results were received.  Near the same place that this shaft was sunk a mine had been operated years before and had proven to be one of the riches in the Northern Illinois.  This was closed down because of watered stock and has not been operated since.  Mr. Hancock has however not given up hopes as yet of finding ore and intends to open up that mine again in the near future although the date is not definite.

Hunting licenses:  Wm. Leichler, George Kent, Orville Watts, Tony Smith, Henry Binz, Adolph Krug.

Born to Mr. & Mrs. Ansel Breed Sunday, a baby body.

Indoor base ball had to be given up here as there was no place for them to play.

R.E. Dawe of Elizabeth has sold his garage to Tom Pierce who has been working for him during the summer.  R.E. Dawe has been in the garage business for nearly two years having purchased it of Williams & Son.  To date he has made many improvements in the equipment and in other ways and gave the public first class work.  Mr. Pierce has worked in out city for a few years doing auto repair work and gave excellent satisfaction.  He is well versed in that trade having worked at it for years in various places and we believe he should receive his share of support of the public.  Mr. Dawe will continue in the sale of automobiles as he has heretofore.  It is reported to us that in the purchase of the garage, Mr. Pierce also got a "Pear" but it wasn't in a clam shell either.  Just what the meaning of this is we do not know.

A "Wishbone Basket Social" will be given at the West Point school house, October 27th.

Our thanks to Marjorie Smith for transcribing and contributing this data to the Jo Daviess Co., IL USGenWeb site.