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Ruth Huggler
Posted 11/18/19

140 Years Ago - 1879

The new Board of Aldermen in New York will stand: Democrat, 7; Republicans, 6; Tammany, 9.

Hankins — The double track to this place is completed and the workmen are …

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November 19, 2019 Edition


140 Years Ago - 1879

The new Board of Aldermen in New York will stand: Democrat, 7; Republicans, 6; Tammany, 9.

Hankins — The double track to this place is completed and the workmen are rapidly finishing the track to Callicoon.

The “cold wave” has given place to a warmer one.

North Branch — At the donation for the Rev. W.A. Fuller last week, $50 was realized.

At the end of the present week, weather permitting, the Delaware Division will be entirely double-tracked from New York to Hornellsville.

W.J. Denman, the clerk in Divine, DuBois & Co.'s store at Morsston, who was seriously injured Sunday night, 2nd inst., while defending the store against the attack of burglars, has about recovered from his injuries.

130 Years Ago - 1889

Mongaup Valley — Some parties went into the barn of Widow Smith and stole about 50 pounds of fresh pork. It was cut from a pig that was killed the day before. The Ramsey Bros. had a beef hanging in the same barn and none of that was taken… The new telegraph line from Jeffersonville to Monticello is now completed. Now give us an office!

Livingston Manor — Charles Gorton died Wednesday of last week. His remains were taken to Neversink for burial… We have had so much rain and wet weather of late that the roads are in very bad shape.

Thomas Tremper and Mary Vollarston, both of Youngsville, were married at the Presbyterian parsonage in Jeffersonville on November 6th by Rev. H. Hansman.

The four coroners of Sullivan County are Republicans. They succeed four Democrats.

Wild geese are said to be flying in great numbers. That means cold weather for us.

Mrs. Mary, widow of Capt. H.P. Horton, who died at her home at Bethel recently, was 92 years old.

Nearly all the male population of Jeffersonville went down to Curtis Alley's opening dance last Friday.

John Heath, who has been foreman in the Monticello Republican office for a number of years, has secured a position in the government printing office.

John Luchs recently set 1166 ems an hour at the Register. He did better than that a year ago at the Record when in order to celebrate a holiday with the rest of the boys. Luchs set 11,494 ems small pica in 10 hours.

J.F. Anderson has given the Methodist Church at Callicoon Depot a lot, as a site for a parsonage and in addition to this he has given the congregation $50 for the building fund. The ladies of the village have also subscribed $50. The parsonage will be erected in the spring.

120 Years Ago - 1899

The new furniture factory for Livingston Manor is now assured. The contract for the erection of the building has been given to J.C. Brown for about $2,000. The building will stand on a lot 100 x 100 feet just above the acid factory store houses, and adjoining one of the O&W switches. Twenty-five men with families are to be employed.

Campbell, Sprague & Co. have donated a lot near William Foley's in Roscoe to the Catholics for a chapel. James Thompson has the contract to build it.

Will Pinney of Hurd and George DuBois of Bethel intend taking a course at Wood's Business College in Newark.

In the hot Republican town of Liberty, one Republican fell outside the breastworks. Charles F. Crawford was defeated for assessor by Edward Grant, a Democrat. This, it is said, is the result of the prominent part Crawford has been taking in the movement to organize a blacksmith's union in the county.

The Town of Fremont last week voted strongly against a proposition to provide and maintain a lock-up in the town for the keeping of public offenders under arrest.

The new Board of Supervisors stands 11 Republicans and 4 Democrats. They are Valentine Scheidell in Callicoon and James I. Curtis in Delaware, Democrats: W. Chester Kinne in Bethel, William F. Heinle in Cochecton and George H. Anderson in Fremont, as well as Edwin R. Dusinberry in Liberty and Jay Davidson in Rockland, Republicans.

The Mansion House stables in Liberty were destroyed by fire early Monday morning.

Miss Florence Lieb will be married at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lieb in Jeffersonville on November 20 to Henry Sonnenburg of New York.

110 Years Ago - 1909

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Kohler of Kenoza Lake, November 5.

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Scott of Fosterdale, November 6.

Dr. Wilkin brought home with him from Port Jervis last week a chunk of venison, part of a 200 lb. buck he shot. He is having the skin mounted.

Ground has been broken for a house to be built for Philip Schmidt who recently moved from New York to West End Avenue. Construction is by Kohler and Dietrich, contractors.

The state road between Jeffersonville and Fosterdale is nearing completion. Solid concrete fenders have been placed on the stone arch bridge by the town of Delaware.

The town of Delaware recently completed another half mile of macadam road at Hortonville on the North Branch road.

It now develops that Maurice A. Borden, the Democratic supervisor in Liberty, is not eligible to that office, by reason of his being a school trustee at the time of his election. The town board will have to appoint a supervisor, and they will probably appoint Mr. Borden after he has resigned as school officer.

Mrs. Adam Homer has returned to her home in Livingston Manor after having a tumorous growth removed successfully from her neck in the city.

Rev. Adrian VanOeveren of Livingston Manor has received a call from the Presbyterian Church at Scotchtown in Orange County, at a salary of $800 a year with four weeks vacation.

George N. Hembt has sold his bottling works in Monticello to Robert Porter. Mr. Hembt, it is understood, will engage in trucking for business and driving fast horses for pleasure.

Cyrus Gray has sold Thomas Kery the wood on 447 acres of land between Livingston Manor and Shandelee.

Chas. Palen of Rockland, studying at Cornell, has won a scholarship.

100 years ago - 1919

Alan F. Arnold, returned soldier now in charge of landscape extension work at the New York State College of Forestry at Syracuse, is to come to Jeffersonville and Kenoza Lake November 14, to see about making plans for the landscaping of the grounds for the new school buildings at these places.

Joseph Hemmer is serving his 20th consecutive year as assessor of the town of Callicoon. His health has been failing and he will be succeeded January 1 by A.A. Neuberger, who was recently elected.

The price of eggs has reached a dollar a dozen. That is the price which is now being paid at Youngsville, which is a feeder to the Liberty market. In Jeffersonville, the price is only 90¢ a dozen.

Fred W. Seibert of Jeffersonville and Miss Florence E. Puerschner of Beechwoods were married at the Presbyterian parsonage in Jeffersonville Sunday at 9 p.m. by Rev. Charles Mietzer. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. John Brog, the latter being a sister of the bride. After the ceremony, a wedding supper was served by the bridegroom's mother, Mrs. L.P. Faubel at the Faubel home. Mr. and Mrs. Seibert have taken up housekeeping at the Seibert house on Mill Street.

At St. Francis R.C. Church in Youngsville last Sunday, the marriage of Miss Florence Breiner of Livingston Manor and Peter P. Hick of New York City were published. They will be married on Thanksgiving Day. Mr. Hick is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hick of Youngsville and a brother of School Superintendent Charles S. Hick of Jeffersonville. He is a member of the New York Fire Dept.

Charles Wagner and Miss Rose Kille of Obernburg will be married at St. Mary's Church in Obern­burg on Sunday.

Phil Eltz, driving his Ford, while rounding a curve at Mrs. Rosenberger's met another car and pulled to the right so hard that his "Henry" shot right up the perpendicular embankment and then into a somersault, landing in the road upside down, with Phil and four passengers, Frank Agnew, Will Lixfield, Oswald Goodman and Herbert Grishaber, underneath. None were hurt much.

90 years ago - 1929

The 15-day period of deer hunting ends in Sullivan County tomorrow. At the Cherokee Game Preserve, Miss Betty Lange of Narrowsburg, a guest, got a buck; as did Oscar Rasmussen of Narrowsburg, Charles Bergner of Callicoon and Henry Rischer of Fosterdale, Arthur Van Schoick of Jeffersonville, Ernest Hoos of Liberty, George Puerschner of New York, John Schutte of Brooklyn and N.A. House of Newburgh. The Cherokee Club will hold their venison dinner at Haeling's Hotel in Hortonville tomorrow night.

At the Iroquois Preserve, those getting bucks were Robert Meyer, Harold Stephenson and Clarence A. Royce.

At their preserve in Forestburgh of the Youngsville Hunting Club, the successful hunters include William Danzer and Arthur LeRoy of Youngsville, and Ross Baldwin of Callicoon Center.

A parent-teacher association was organized at the Jeff Schoolhouse Tuesday night by Mrs. E.H. Bouton of Livingston Manor, district chairman. The officers chosen were President Rev. Charles W. McClure, Vice Presidents Mrs. C.O. Wilkin and Abe Roth, Secretary Mrs. Wm. Deckelman, and Treasurer Mrs. L.A. Kohl. There were 82 present at the meeting last Tuesday which promises well for the new organization.

The Jeff football team beat Callicoon 35 to 6 last Saturday in the first game of football ever played here.

80 years ago - 1939

The American Legion and auxiliaries observed Armistice Day this year at Roscoe. There was a parade from the athletic field through the village to the schoolhouse. The speakers were County Commander Clifford Poley of Liberty, Mrs. May Richardson of the Monticello auxiliary, who read a poem, and Rev. L. William Hones, retired Presbyterian minister of Roscoe. The Roscoe and Callicoon Center bands and the Monticello Sons of Legion drum corps provided the music.

County Judge George L. Cooke of Monticello was the guest speaker at the banquet of the fathers and sons at the Presbyterian Church Tuesday evening. About 70 attended and enjoyed the delicious roast beef dinner put on by Chef Joseph Forsbach. — Jeff Corresp.

The opening of the deer hunting season started yesterday and will continue to the end of the month. Among the successful deer slayers yesterday were Augie Segar, who shot one on the Star Ridge Club near Cochecton Center; Fred Kispert got a six-point buck in the town of Bethel and the Fulton brothers of Kenoza Lake bagged a buck. Phil Reum of the Beechwoods went out yesterday morning and brought down a ten-point buck. It was the first deer he ever shot and it gave him quite a thrill.

On November 5th at Buckey's Inn, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Orth celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary. Mrs. Orth is the former Frieda Gorr of North Branch.

Mrs. Elizabeth Gressler, 90, of Youngsville, died at Callicoon Hospital last night from injuries sustained when she fell, breaking her hip three weeks ago.

Mrs. Harriet Young-Rexford died at the age of 94, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Sullivan in Roscoe, Saturday night.

70 Years Ago - 1949

A fire starting in a tar barrel set the Meyerson Bakery in Livingston Manor ablaze at 12:30 p.m. Friday. Dense smoke clouds enveloped the surrounding area and the blaze came dangerously close to the Sherwood pin factory, the Meyerson residence and the fuel oil tanks of the Rockland Coal and Lumber Co. Manor firemen stopped the spread of the fire with water pumped from the Cattail stream. A call for aid was put in for the firemen from Roscoe and Liberty.

The Lions Club has ordered a new cyclone fence to border the site of the new playground near the Legion home to protect the children from possible highway mishaps. The cost is $1800 and will be defrayed from the proceeds of affairs run by the Lions.

Among those who got their buck so far are Bobby Flynn, son of Trooper and Mrs. Robert Flynn of Roscoe, who while hunting in the rear of the house, shot a buck that dressed 150 lbs. Louis Kautz, William Kautz, William Drum, Theodore Ritterhausen, Donald Krantz, Jesse Moulthrop, Robert Mann, John Mages, Donald Meyers, Clifford Case, Philip Reum, Harold Stephenson are also some of the lucky local nimrods. At Ten Mile River, Wm. Danzer Jr. of Youngsville shot a three-point buck with three legs.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zuck, former New York City restaurateurs, who have lived in Jeffersonville for a number of years, have purchased the summer home of Attorney Jeremiah Wood on the North Road, leading to Shandelee in Youngsville, with 9 acres.

James Donald, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hyatt (Edythe Beiling), born January 14, 1949, was christened on Sunday, November 13, in the First Presbyterian Church by Rev. Joseph Kovach. The sponsors were Mrs. Kevin Cunningham (Wanda Beiling) and Franklin Hyatt, aunt and uncle of the baby.

The newly formed town basketball team, the Jeff Lions, has entered an interstate league with four teams from Pennsylvania - Honesdale, Damascus, Lake Ariel and White's Valley, and three from Sullivan County - Liberty, Eldred and Youngsville. The Jeff Lions club is sponsoring the team with Ralph (Babe) Fisk, former Liberty basketball and baseball player as manager and Robert Walker as coach. The team includes Al Crandall, Warren Myers, Arnold Sims, Robert Walker, Warren Ruppert, Joseph Clifford, Jack Gohde, Al Stephenson, Ward Burlingame, the MacDonald brothers, Leo Graham and Jerome Lucey.

60 Years Ago - 1959

Miss Helen Scardefield, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Scardefield, Jeffersonville, has been named to the top editorial position of 1960 Oneontan, it was announced by A. William Clark, Oneonta SUCE faculty member and advisor for the publication.

The Jeffersonville-Youngsville Varsity Debating team took third place in the annual tournament sponsored by the Jeff Lions, and held at J-YCS this Saturday, November 6.

Miss Mary B. Kapp, formerly of Fosterdale, died Sunday, November 1, in Patchogue, L.I. where she had been making her home for the last 11 years with a niece, Louise Fischer Muller. Miss Kapp was a native of Scranton, Pa., and was in her 95th year. She had been around and active until the last two weeks. Up to the time she left Fosterdale, she frequently walked to Jeffersonville, to the Lutheran Church, and never missed a funeral in this locality even if it meant walking to get there.

Stanley Sattinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Sattinger of Jeffersonville, has been elected to Tau Beta Pi, the highest engineering honor a student can receive at Georgia Institute of Technology. Stan, a junior at Georgia Tech, is also one of 353 graduates to be named to the Dean's List.

(Ed. Note) We think less than nothing of Secretary Flemming's scare about cranberries, insofar as New York State cranberries are concerned. Don't be afraid - the berries are as good as ever!

It wasn't long after Election Day that Frederick W.V. Schadt, who had galavanted all over the county, rolled up his sleeves and started to clean up the accumulation of a very busy law practice.

50 years ago - 1969

Mr. and Mrs. George Dudley Jr. of Callicoon have announced the engagement of their daughter, Lynne, to Edward M. Klimchok, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Klimchok of Callicoon.

Edward Lohr Jr. of Fremont Center has been appointed to serve as chief of the Hankins Fire District. Walter Sipple and Siegfried Kelting will act as assistant chiefs.

Mrs. Mae Poley and Mrs. Mildred Muir of North Branch were honored by the ladies auxiliary of the fire department in observance of their 25 years of service to the organization.

Willis Reed, the famed basketball star of the New York Knickerbockers, will again be housing on the grounds of the Hankins House during the 1969 deer season.

As the stork hovered over the area, the baby population in­creased with a daughter, November 8, at the Community General Hospital, Monticello, to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kautz of the Beechwoods; a son, Russell Andrew Martin, to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Epstein on November 6; a son to Lt. and Mrs. Paul Rasmussen of Heidelberg, Germany, on November 5. Paul is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rasmussen of the Beechwoods. At the Liberty-Loomis Hospital, it was a daughter on November 3 to Mr. and Mrs. David Miller of Livingston Manor; a daughter, November 5, to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wolcott of Livingston Manor; a son, November 5, to Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Edwards of Livingston Manor; and a son, November 6, to Mr. and Mrs. Winfred Bivins of Parksville.

40 Years Ago - 1979

Striking nurses at the Wayne County Memorial Hospital, Hones­dale, Pa., voted to accept the latest offer by management. This ended a 12-day work stoppage by members of the Pennsylvania Nurses Association.

Amanda Leigh Brown, daughter of Allen and Vicky Brown, was baptized at the Mongaup Valley United Methodist Church on September 16, by Rev. Ron Sauer. Notable was the attendance of four generations - Ruth Stanton, great-grandmother, Marion Vassmer, grandmother, Mrs. Brown and Amanda. A party was held at the Brown residence following.

The 1980 Miss Sullivan County Pageant, Sunday, November 18, is being held this year in support of the Sullivan County Deputy Sheriff's Children's Christmas Fund.

Lillian Brown of Brown's Hotel was honored recently at an Israel Bond dinner at the Tamarack Lodge. General Ben Eliezer of the Israel Defense Force was guest speaker.

Miss Cheryl Hunt, a former resident of Callicoon, and Michael Hinkley were married at the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church in Roxbury on October 20. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hunt, Cheryl is also the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Fulton of Kenoza Lake and Mrs. J. Vance Hunt of Hawley, Pa.

Darlene Minckler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Minckler of Long Eddy, is engaged to Robert H. Head, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Head of Callicoon, according to a recent announcement by her parents. No date has been set for the wedding.

30 Years Ago - 1989

Election returns in Sullivan County named Joseph Wasser, sheriff; Stephen Lungen, district attorney; Daniel Briggs, county treasurer and George Gould and Elton Harris as coroners. To serve on the Board of Supervisors: Bethel, Allan Scott (D); Callicoon, Ludwig Grupp (R); Cochecton, Jean McCoach (D); Delaware, William Dirie, (D); Fallsburg, Darryl Kaplan (D); Forestburgh, Don Lamberti (D); Fremont, Walter Sipple (R); Highland, Andy Boyar (D); Liberty, Beverly O'Hearn; (R/C); Lumberland, Thomas HIll (R); Mamakating, Dennis Greenwald (D); Neversink, Jim Gorman (R/C); Rockland, Lee Siegel (R/C); Thompson, David Kaufman (D); and Tusten, Rick Lander ®.

At the unveiling of a portrait of George L. Cooke, Harold Diamond, principal of the George L. Cooke School in Monticello said, “He was a man who exemplified honesty, integrity and conscientiousness. I cannot think of a better way to honor this outstanding citizen on the 30th anniversary of his death than by accepting this portrait to grace the entrance of our school.”

At the November 11 Veterans Day ceremony, held at the Government Center in Monticello, Judge Anthony Kane was the guest speaker.

The Sullivan County American Legion and Auxiliary held their annual dinner Sunday at Scala­wag's in Monticello to honor NY Department Commander Vincent Colasacco and New York Department President Helen Limek.

The Tri-Valley Lioness Club celebrated its 10th anniversary with a dinner at Scalawag's in Monticello Saturday night.

Much to everyone's surprise, Billy Martin, the former Yankee manager, attended the Project Manor dinner held at the Oak Table Restaurant in Livingston Manor Saturday night. The purpose of Project Manor was to raise money to revitalize Main Street, Livingston Manor.

The Roscoe Blue Devils football team shut out the New York Military Academy, 26-0 to capture the Section IX championship. Their next game will be against Section IV's champions, Hancock.

Though they lost the New York State Class C Cross-Country title which they held for the last two years, the Lady Bears of Tri-Valley could not have performed much better than they did on Saturday where the T-V squad scored an impressive 70 points to finish second behind Section III power Clinton (54 points). The Eldred boys placed fifth at the harrier state meet.

20 Years Ago - 1999

The Monticello Volunteer Ambulance Corps may not be providing service to Monticello village residents in the future, since corps officials have rejected a proposed service contract be­tween the village and the corps.

The Village of Jeffersonville is celebrating its 75th anniversary this weekend. Everyone is invited.

J. Arthur Riesenberg, MD, a family physician from Liberty was recently honored for 35 years of membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians, the national medical association representing more than 88,000 family physicians, family practice residents and medical students from across the country.

Woody McGibbon knows all too well the value of a vote. Last Wednesday, after all the absentee and affidavit votes were counted, McGibbon lost the Town of Callicoon Highway Superintendent's seat by five votes, 451-446.

The descendants of George and Annie Thone Daub gathered for their 33rd reunion at Lake Huntington on September 5.

Lee Krum Ruggeri, a resident of near Swan Lake, was honored on the occasion of her 75th birthday with a gathering of family members and friends at her home on October 31.

10 Years Ago - 2009

The Sullivan Arc 60th Anniversary Celebration Walk was held in Rock Hill, about 130 people participated, 80 of whom are Sullivan Arc's consumers, individuals with developmental disabilities. The Sullivan County Sherrif's Office was an official sponsor and the walk was led by Sgt. Louis Alvarez in the department's DARE Corvette.

Families, old and young alike, enjoyed a County-wide Picnic Day at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts to celebrate the county's Bicentennial. In addition to food, attendees listened to music from a variety of bands while children played on the great lawn and enjoyed the day. Almost 2,000 people attended the event. One of the popular events was an interview between Denis Elsas and original Woodstock concert promoter Michael Lang in the Museum's Event Gallery. Lang told his story about how he got the 1969 music festival off the ground and he took questions from the audience.

Laura McAndrew celebrated her 25th anniversary with the Monticello Central School District in June. During most of her employment, she worked as secretary to a number of Assistant Superintendents. Presently, she is the confidential secretary to the Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patrick Michel in the administration building.

Over 70 town clerks from across the state attended the New York State Town Clerks' Association Regional Meeting and Training Seminar on September 21st at Thayer Hall in West Point. Members of the Association in attendance included eight town clerks from Sullivan County.

The Bloomingburg Fire Department and the village it serves celebrated the official opening of the new firehouse, just up the road from the old one. The seven-bay, 15,300-square-foot firehouse was built for just under $4 million over the course of two years.

Constable Mark Anthony was honored for his fast response to a drowning teen near Barryville on Route 97 over the summer. He was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by Chief Constable Michael Walton at the September Highland Town Board Meeting.


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