Seifert family newspaper items, 1890-1899
BUCHHEIM, BURKE, ELFERT, FUELLING, LENTH, MANDELHOW, MATTHEWS, OELKE, PAHLAS, RICHARDSON, SEEMAN, SEIFERT, SMASAL, TIFFANY, VULLGRAF, VULLGRAFF, ZAHRANDT
Posted By: Judy Moyna (email)
Date: 1/4/2011 at 17:16:23
The following information has been collected by Judy and Jerry Moyna from several newspapers from the county including the Clayton County Journal, The Elkader Register, and the Clayton County Register, etc.
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2 Jan. 1890 Farmersburg: Rev. Seifert of Clayton Center held services at the M.E. Church at this place, last Thursday.
1 May 1890 Farmersburg: Rev. F. W. Seifert preached to a large congregation at this place last Sabbath.
29 May 1890 R. F. Seeman and wife of Germantown, Nebraska, are visiting Clayton Center relatives and friends this week.
28 July 1892 Wm. Fuelling now drives a span of little mules. They are daisies.
27 July 1893 Read: Mrs. Anna Seeman and Miss Sophia Seifert of this place, are visiting their sister Mrs. Wm. Fuelling at Farmersburg this week.
3 May 1895 Pastor Seifert and wife visited with the Smasal family before leaving for a visit to Nebraska.
23 Aug 1895 Chas. Vullgraff (sic) of Farmersburg Township and Miss Amelia Seifert, daughter of Rev. F. W. Seifert of Clayton Center, were married at the latter place Monday. May joy attend them.
17 Jan 1896 Ordered that the auditor be authorized to make contract with William Fuelling for erecting and completing court house town . . . contract price of $1120. . .top of dome to be copper. (He is the low bidder.)
28 Feb 1896 Chas Vullgraff is still on the sick list. His many friends here hope to see him out and around again soon (Read news).
24 Jul 1896 Rev F. W. Seifert and family and Chas. Vullgraf and wife took a trip to Farmersburg last Sunday.
25 Dec 1896 Rev. F. W. Seifert will hold services in German at the Congregational Church this Christmas afternoon at 2:30.
8 Jan 1897 Reverend Seifert held no service Sunday on account of the bad roads. He could not go to Elkader.
8 Jan 1897 Mrs. F. W. Seifert celebrated her birthday anniversary and a number of friends were present to enjoy the occasion.
26 Mar 1897 Rev F. W. Seifert's birthday anniversary was celebrated the other evening, the German band in attendance.
3 Dec 1897 Otto Seifert drives two mules now. He thinks it harder to handle the whip for the mules than to swing the ax to chop wood.
10 Dec 1897 Several of our young people were out sleigh riding Sunday. They drover Herman Mandelhow’s mule team. Fred Seifert was the Mule driver, Bertha Elfert had the whip and used it. Fred Zahrandt and Sophia Seifert who occupied the back seat thought they were going over the hills like the sleigh to ? going through National. Mr. Zahrandt is frequently bothered with cold chills and they gave Miss Sophia plenty of work to keep him warm under the blankets.
7 Jan 1898 Mrs. F. W. Seifert celebrated the 50th anniversary of her birth Sunday.
14 Jan 1898 William Fuelling did a neat job of putting up our church . . . (Read).
28 Jan 1898 The masked ball at this place was well attended . . . Miss Sophia Seifert won the ladies first prize . . . . (Read)
31 Mar 1898 Our mule driver Otto Seifert says he will either have to get a car load of ??? or a new pair of lungs.
7 Apr 1898 The store of William Burke & Sons at Read has been nicely refitted and repaired, Fred Seifert doing the work. . .
8 Dec 1898 John Buchheim is to leave our town. He intends to go to Dakota where his brothers are.
15 Dec 1898 Ross Richardson will have a pigeon shoot on Wednesday, Dec 21. He has 500 birds. All shooters are invited to be on hand at Elkader.
12 Jan 1899 William F. Fuelling has purchased the lumber yard, sheds and office of Matthews and Oelke taking possession last Friday.
9 Feb 1899 Our Postmaster Fred Zahrandt is complaining about the cold weather and says it is pretty hard on `??? (Read)
The Buchheim brothers have left town and gone to work, John for John Pahlas and Fred for Herman Lenth of St. Olaf.
2 Mar 1899 Louis Zahrandt retired as superintendent of the insane ward of the county farm yesterday and moved into town, having rented the new house owned by Jos. Tiffany. Louis now commences work for the McCormick Machine Company.
20 Apr 1899 Contractor Fuelling finished shingling the church and building a sidewalk Saturday.
18 May 1899 Yesterday at Clayton Center occurred the wedding of Fred Zahrandt and Miss Sophia Seifert, daughter of Rev. F. W. Seifert, who performed the ceremony. May good luck attend the young couple.
8 Jun 1899 Father F. W. Seifert underwent an operation on one of his eyes by Dr. Miller one day last week. It was successful.
3 Nov 1899 Tuesday afternoon the Read creamery owned by J. F. Zahrandt was destroyed by fire together with his residence in the second story of the building. The fire was first discovered in the boiler room and Mr. Zahrandt endeavored to get . . . every thing was in flames. With the exception of the clothes he had on and a few chairs, nothing was saved. He had made a shipment that morning or the loss would have been greater. It is hard enough for a young man just commencing business by himself. There is $1,800 insurance on the creamery and supplies and $500 on the goods.
21 Dec 1899 Rev. Seifert received an elegant Christmas present in the shape of a fur coat which was presented to him by John Pahlas, President of the Church Society, and Mrs. Pahlas, President of the Ladies Verein, on behalf of those organizations. The gentleman is well pleased and heartily thankful for the remembrance.
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