Council Meeting: Quite a little business was transacted by the village council Monday evening. It was decided to put a small stone boiler house in the park for the purpose of being enabled to prevent the water from freezing in the pipes leading from the water tank during the coming winter. It was also thought advisable to put in an engine at some future date for the purpose of pumping water into the tank when the wind mill proved inefficient. The project of hiring a village marshal was strongly urged by W.A. Munger, but the matter was finally dropped for the present.
The street and sidewalk committee was instructed to notify all property holders that sidewalks must be kept in good order or an ordinance bearing on the matter quite strongly will be adopted.
L.L. Mathews was appointed treasurer for the balance of the year to fill the vacancy made by the death of E.E. Fowler.
Moved and carried to appropriate the sum of $25 each to the cemeteries.
William Ruth of Mantorville visited at the home of his sister, Mrs. P. Robinson, this past week.
Miss Mary Majerus has been promoted to a high position in the bank where she is employed at St. Cloud, being now a teller.
Miss Lefa Preble has been in the Twin cities the past week purchasing her fall and winter millinery stock.
John Klein of Mt. Pleasant and Miss Annie Damman of Bear Valley were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents last Thursday Sept. 27, Rev. Lange of Hay Creek officiating. Nearly 1,000 guests were present. A bowry dance and 45 kegs of beer made things very pleasant. “We were thar”
Thore Larson and family are over from Wisconsin on a visit to his brothers Andrew and Louis Larson.
Misses Tillie Hadler and Sophia Haas have rented the main part of the Masonic building and will open dressmaking parlors therein this week. Both the young ladies are skilled in the art of fine dressmaking and will no doubt be well patronized.
N.J. Barnd, Nic Musty Nic Peters and Chas. Nardinger were chosen to represent Chester at the Democratic county convention.
Chas. Adler of Millville was in town Monday.
A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Ahrens Monday morning.
A triplet of Oronoco’s young men succeeded in getting mixed up in a fistic encounter here last Saturday. One of them was considerably battered up when he emerged from the fray.
OLD SETTLER DEAD - DECEASED 50 YEARS OLD
The intelligence of the death of Louis Ahneman of this place was received here last Friday morning from Rochester, whither he had gone there weeks previous for medical treatment.
Mr. Ahneman was one of Mazeppa’s most esteemed and honored citizens, and regret is expressed on all sides that the strong, healthy friend of a few weeks ago should so suddenly be taken from among us.
Louis Ahneman was born in Germany April 4, 1844 and came to Wisconsin at the age of 7 years. While still a boy he removed to Minnesota, settling at Frontenac and shortly afterward moved to Pine Island township with his father and six brothers. In the winter of 1874 he was married to Miss Mary Adler, also of Pine Island, and the two have lived happily together and prospered. They have two children: Emma, age 6 years, and Sarah, age 19 years.
Mr. Ahneman was ill but about four weeks and died on Friday morning last, after having spent just three weeks at St. Mary’s hospital in Rochester under treatment of Drs. Mayo. His case was a hopeless one, for blood poisoning, aided by other complications, forced him to speedily succumb and medical skill was of no avail. Mrs. Ahneman remained with him at the hospital until the end.
The deceased leaves three brothers: John Ahneman of Eau Claire, Wis. Henry and Chris Ahneman of Pine Island township. These were all present at the funeral, which was held Sunday afternoon, as were the following relatives: Ernest Adler of Oronoco, Adolf Adler and family of Pine Island, Gus Ahneman of New Haven, and the Misses Sophia and Annie Ahneman of Rochester.
Services were held at the house and the Congregational church, and a great many friends attended and followed the remains to their last resting place in the Mazeppa Cemetery. Rev. Q.C. Todd officiated.
More local news:
Peter Schroeder is lying quite ill at the home of his son, Albert.
Peter Reuter has purchased the Curry farm in the town of Chester.
It is reported that Henry Oelkers of Chester was married a few days ago at the home of his brother, John, who resides near Darcy’s. The bride is a sister of John Oelker’s wife. Good Luck, Henry.
Rev. C. Boerneke has completed arrangements for the purchase of a new chapel organ and a 1,300 pound bell for the Lutheran church a few miles south of Mazeppa. The organ arrived a few days ago and bell is expected soon. Rev. Boerneke raise all the funds by subscription, and his parishioners may feel grateful for having a pastor deeply interested in not only themselves but in seeing that their church is properly cared for.
New landlord at the hotel.
William Fury is hauling lumber for his new house north of town.
M. Schriner has commenced work on his new house on School street. Wagner Bros. are doing the work.
Fred Dunn sold his farm near the Falls to Jake and Wm. Springer for $4200 recently and is now a free man again. Fred came to this country not many years ago a poor man and it speaks well for his industry and the fertility of the ground to be able to do what he has done.