Mazeppa Area Historical Happenings Compiled by Mike Holtorf
THE MAZEPPA TRIBUNE
FERBER CASE: The Pine Island Record seems to think that Mr. Ferber has a very good case against Mazeppa in his action for damages for injury to his lime caused by a fall which was due to a defective sidewalk in this village. With all the shouting indulged in during the past by former publishers of THE TRIBUNE regarding defective sidewalks and the ultimate sure result, it would have seemed that more attention should have been give them. Some, however, think that a newspaper prints such matter only to be "eternally jumping on somebody." Such is not the case, however, and all suggestions offered through the columns of the local paper are entitled to consideration. Those who know of the circumstances and the condition of Mr. Ferber's ankle, are sure he will get a verdict in his favor, at the spring term of court in Wabasha county.
A VIOLENT STORM: "Ferdinand Schulze's Farm Visited by a Twister." The House, Barn, and Windmill Torn to Fragments.$1900 in Money Scattered by Unruly Winds. People in the village saw a funnel shaped cloud cross the horizon Saturday afternoon during the storm, and though it passed wide of this place it was conjectured by many that damage had resulted somewhere in the vicinity. Saturday evening it was learned that the farm of Ferdinand Schulze, about six miles south of Mazeppa, [later Kruger land now Dale Ferber] had been visited by a cyclone and the building tom to pieces. In the house at the time was about $1900 in cash and this, with everything else, was scattered by the merciless winds. Of this amount about $1500 has been found, Mr. Birkholz, a neighbor, having discovered the bag containing $1400 in gold and several large bills having been found by members of the family. One $20 bill was found, nearly a mile away. The property was not insured against storm or tornado ( Peter Bauler is engaged building a foundation for a barn 24 x 40 for Nic Majerus of Belle Chester. Mrs. Will Jones moved into this village one day last week, and is occupying the HE. Robinson dwelling. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wagner and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Gregoire, living near Belle Chester, were in town Monday. Yesterday papers were drawn up providing for the transfer of about sixty acres of land in section 19, town 109, range 14, by J B. Sheldon and wife to Anton Grossback. Consideration, $1,650. Mr. Grossback bas been after this property for some time and now that he has secured it his farm is quite complete. "Hello!" That's what Elmer Fowler says nowadays when his wife wants some meat for dinner. Elmer has an American Magneto telephone running from the bank to his residence.
AH. Bright yesterday brought to our office for exhibition an elk's horn which he found in the creek near his place. It is about ten inches in circumference at the butt and must have been nearly six feet long.
The Bright district school, which is taught by Miss Georgia Davis, was temporarily closed a week ago on account of scarlet fever being in their midst. The children of I.s . Books were first stricken with the disease and either cases are reported. Theodore Colling was taken with an apoplectric stroke Monday afternoon and was carried to his home. He is subject to these attacks
Plastering: We are now prepared to accept work in the line of plastering, whitewashing, repairing, bricklaying, etc., on a few days notice. Our work is guaranteed to be neat and first-class in every particular. R. Poncelet & Son.
BIRTH'S: A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Nic Liffering of Belle Chester on Friday morning-May 23. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Heffelman of Belle Chester, Thursday last..
MATRIMONIAL: CASPER-THREINEN: Anthony M. Casper Jr.of Belle Chester, manager of the large dry goods store at that place and Miss Mary Threinen, daughter of John Threinen, one of the wealthiest and most prominent farmers of South Mazeppa, being the contracting parties. It is reported that Mr. William Dablow of Belle Chester, and Miss Christina Pahl of Pine Island, will be married at the home of the bride's parents next Friday.
DEATHS: • Another Old Resident of Mazeppa Passes Away. Theodore Colling died at the age of 64 years old. Born in Germany, married Miss Mary Nillis in 1857 ,coming to Mazeppa in 1876. He was an expert workman' at cabinet-making and other labor of the same class, having served an apprenticeship in the East and earned the reputation of being the best cabinet-maker ever a resident of this village. Six children were born to them: Peter, Mary, Charles W., Joseph and Frank, all of whom survive their parent, except one which died shortly after birth.
ZUMBRO FALLS: EB. Doty shipped 1,200 dozen eggs on Monday. Miss Mrytle Glover left Sunday for her home in Stewartville. Jacob Lautenschlager went to Wabasha last Monday on business. Editor Phillips and Floyd Kingsley were seen on our streets last Thursday. G .W. Stevens has his cards out for a German ball to be given Friday, May 18. Grant Price is home from St. Paul and is now buying stock for Anderson Bros. J.s. Strickland and Nate Whaley have laid new sidewalks in front of their places of business. We hear that G.W. Stevens and Johnnie Carr are going into the machinery business together. We wish the new firm success.
Baptism will take place at the Advent church next Saturday, May 19. Rev. Allee of Minneapolis will be present and a large gathering is expected on that day. There will be a Sunday school and YP.s.CE. picnic on June 16 at this place. Wm. Potter.President.