Matt Nei has been occupied with the erection of a granary on his farm the past ten days.
Nic Hilger and Charles Raasch will conduct the saloon business formerly owned by John Hilger during the coming year. (Meyer lot)
Henry Willers and family removed to their new home at Clayton, Wis., the first of the week. Mr. Herman, who purchased his farm, will no doubt assume possession at once.
Kenyon will have seven saloons the coming year, each paying $1000 license, thus making a little wad of $7,000 license money for the treasury. [Mazeppa had 3 saloons]
Mrs. Anna Schram contemplates the erection of a large wing on the north side of her store building in the near future. Mrs. Schram has proven her ability in a business capacity by her large and increasing trade from year to year and THE TRIBUNE is pleased to see her establishment spread.
At a special meeting of the village council, Monday evening, Z.B. Page moved to increase the liquor license to $750, but it received no second and it was finally decided to let it remain as it is, $500. The council meets Friday evening to hear objections if any, to granting licenses to those whose applications may be found in another column. (Those who applied were Nic Hilger & Charles Raasch, & Nicholas J. Majerus.)
The Fowler house is becoming one of the most popular hotel in this section of the state with the commercial flyers. Many traveling men make it a point to get to Mazeppa for lodging where formerly they would skip through on team trips. The new deal in the livery business serves somewhat as an aid in this direction, as quite a number will in the future make Mazeppa headquarters for their team trips, instead of other towns.
Nic Musty states that he, had time to do nothing the past ten days, except answer questions about when he intends to move. In this connection it may be said that Nic has purchased Hub Redding’s farm near Belle Chester and will take possession next fall.
David Jones Sr. has rented 160 acres of his farm land near Grange hall to John Tiedeman who will work it this summer. He will also erect a house upon the land, opposite his own. In which Mr. Tiedeman will reside. Mr. Jones has now sold and rented all but about 30 acres of his land. One by one the old settlers are turning the plow and reaper into younger and more active hands after living a useful and energetic life and by economy and fruitfulness saving a pittance upon which to depend in their declining years.
J.J. Darcy says it is a dance at Sullivan’s hall, Easter Monday, April 15th. Jim says this will be no common dance but something extra. Prepare thyself accordingly.
Nic Almeter is building a new store shed for fuel, etc., in the rear of his blacksmith shop. (Empty lot behind Joe’s by alley)
C.W. Colling and wife are rejoicing over the birth of a 10 pound girl which arrived last Friday night.
Jacob Yotter will greatly improve the value and appearance of his farm near this place by erecting a fine large dwelling upon it this spring. The new building will be located on the opposite side of the road from his present incommodious quarters, and upon a teeter site. Henry Weisendorf, assisted by Mr. Yotter’s sons, John, Jake, Henry and Fred expect to do the most of the work, which has already been commenced. When completed, Mr. Yotter will have a mansion which it will be a pleasure for his friends to call and give rousing “warming.” (Ted Mehrkens Farm)
Mr. & Mrs. R.R. Erwin departed Monday for Minneapolis to take up their residence with their son Guy. Their departure is regretted by their many friends here.
Death: Patrick Casserly, well known to the early settlers of Mazeppa and Chester died last Thursday evening at the residence of his sister-in-law Mrs. Ellen Casserly, in Bear Valley. The funeral was held in Belle Chester and his remains being interred in the Belle Chester cemetery.
Thos. Hallaway has his new establishment in the basement of the Majerus building opened to the public. (Mercantile Building)
Death: Anton Perrotti born in Italy about 1842 married Theresa Hoffman on Jan. 13, 1877 in Germany. They came to this country in 1879 locating at Wells Creek, Goodhue Co. and removed to their home near Mazeppa in 1889. Had 7 children, with the oldest of who is 18 years old and the youngest about two years old.