MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 461
submitted by Neal Carter, November 28, 2007
A portion of City News column
May 29, 1898 (hand written)
Tidings reached this city last evening from Bayfield, announcing the death of the venerable MRS. ROBERT KIRK, which occurred at 0:30 p. m. She attained the advanced age of 75 years, her demise being attributed to general debility. The time of the funeral will be announced later.
PROFESSOR THEODORE REESE, director of the Northwestern Saengerbund, will be in the city to-morrow night to rehearse the several songs with the local Maennerchor, and which this society will render at the great song feast to be held in Davenport in August, in which between 1500 and 1600 male voices will take part.
F. X. SCHAEFER the hustling laundryman, has a heart as big as an ox, and is nothing if not generous to a fault. Yesterday he volunteered to convey a lady’s trunk to the boat landing free of charge, and in so doing found a number of chuck holes which sent the trunk bounding through the bid plate glass window in his laundry wagon. Frank is convinced that generous acts on a rough road in the springtime entail their own expense. He will be wiser, if less accommodating hereafter.
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