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October 22, 2019 Edition

Ruth Huggler
Posted 10/22/19

140 Years Ago - 1879

The walking match for the championship of Sullivan County, which was to be held in the walking rink in Liberty, was postponed a week because of rain. The Jeffersonville band …

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October 22, 2019 Edition


140 Years Ago - 1879

The walking match for the championship of Sullivan County, which was to be held in the walking rink in Liberty, was postponed a week because of rain. The Jeffersonville band was on hand to cheer the boys with music.

Mr. David Hill took charge of the school in District 4, Town of Callicoon.

A free shooting match will be held on the Andrew Bietz premises next Saturday. Prizes will be awarded.

The top of the Shawangunk Mountain was covered with snow on Sunday morning, which fell during Saturday night. A strong sun melted it rapidly.

Oats were sold at the Buchmann venue for 37 cents a bushel, buckwheat for 50 cents.

Dr. R.W. Brady of Honesdale, Pa., is advertising the greatest “Medical Discovery of the Age.” His Mandrake Bitters, which is classed as the greatest of blood purifiers and which guarantees cures for skin eruptions, kidney complaints, dyspepsia, indigestion, constipation, and almost every God blessed ailment, excepting a short limb. Local dispensers are H. Himmelreich of Youngsville and F. Hessinger of Callicoon Center.

Andrew Kohler and Magdelena Schlappi of Pike Pond were married on October 21 in the German parsonage.

130 Years Ago - 1889

Frank F. Jones of Scranton Pa., and Mary M. Fuhrer of Jeffersonville were married at Conklin, NY, by Rev. Isaac G. Ogden.

John Zahorik of Callicoon and Lena Moor of Jeffersonville were married at the Presbyterian parsonage in Jeffersonville on October 15, 1889, by Rev. H. Hansman.

White Lake, Oct. 14 — Work has commenced at the new M.E. Chapel at the lake… Hay is selling from $8 to $10 a ton, delivered in this neighborhood.

The buckwheat crop has been better than expected.

Mrs. G.M. Lawrence went to New York Monday and purchased a large stock of millinery goods.

We are indebted to Uncle Joe Smith of Youngsville for some of the finest quinces we have ever seen raised in his own garden.

A debating society, for the purpose of improving extemporaneous speaking, has been formed in Jeffersonville. The society at present consists of twelve members and meets every Monday evening in the Mansion House hall.

The bridge at Lieb's shop has been treated to a new coat of “planks.”

Philip Erdman is making rapid progress now on the new stone bridge down in Delaware.

We learn that the dwelling of Conrad Knack, a farmer residing near Obernburg, was destroyed by fire with most of its contents on October 9th.

Mrs. Mary Wenzel has been doing some extensive repairing on her mill property at Callicoon.

120 Years Ago - 1899

An effort will be made at Roscoe to raise $500 towards the erection of a Catholic chapel at that place. In case that amount cannot be secured and a lot offered free, the building will begin and will cost about $1,000.

H.C. Albee of Roscoe fell and broke two of his ribs while putting up an acetylene gas machine at Cooperstown. He was standing on a box which tipped.

Misses Emma and Ida Hones have moved their household goods to Roscoe where they will reside.

David Wood of near Youngs­ville has bought the VonArx wood lot of 29 acres for $200. It adjoins his farm.

Miss Olga Hessinger of Callicoon has been stopping for a week with her aunt, Mrs. W.C. Brand of Jeffersonville.

Henry Bird and Will Scheidell went to New York on Monday in search of employment.

Charles Scheidell is engaged in moving his wagon and coal sheds from the present location to his new barn, for the purpose of opening new streets and building sites on his premises.

Sophia M., wife of Wendelin Schmitt of Youngsville, died on October 16, at the age of 72. She was born in Baden, Germany, married there in 1846, and came to the town of Callicoon in 1847.

Mrs. John Coyne died at her home near DeBruce on October 5. She was born in Ireland and was 77 years old.

The fire which destroyed the main building of the Loomis Sanitarium at Liberty last Saturday started shortly before noon from the explosion of an alcohol lamp.

Town of Callicoon Democrats at their convention at North Branch Monday renominated Valentine Scheidell for supervisor; Louis Bauernfeind for town clerk; George Yager for collector; and Michael Scott for commissioner of highway. Nominees for assessors are William Bollenbach, John W. Peters and Valentine Mauer; and for justices, Philip I. Mauer and Edward Killian.

Callicoon Republicans met at the Mansion House Tuesday and nominated Spencer Hardenburgh for supervisor, Charles D. Schmidt for clerk, Christian Sander for collector, Edward Hardenburgh, Philip J. Hust and L. Klinger for assessors; H.L. Calkins and George Hust for justices; and Louis Mall for commissioner of highways.

110 Years Ago - 1909

George J. Yager and son, Chester, are building an 18 horsepower automobile.

Edwin F. Manny and wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Tuesday.

Eugene J. Sheridan of Jeffersonville has been appointed carrier on the RFD Route of Jeffersonville, in place of George S. Woolsey, who declined the appointment. He will move to Livingston Manor.

The Democratic county convention adopted unanimously a resolution favoring and endorsing the proposition of direct nominations by the people.

John Hoehn, aged about 25 years and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hoehn of Beechwoods, was killed on the Erie tracks at Allendale, NJ, on Monday of last week.

On October 12, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Soule of near Stevensville celebrated the marriage of their daughter, Carrie E., to Wm. J. Clark, an engineer on the Erie Railroad at Port Jervis.

Rudolph Kimmes and Miss Iva Benedict of Roscoe were married at Callicoon, September 20. They will take care of the Lake Wood farm this winter.

Joseph Cooke, a prominent merchant of Monticello, and one of its best known and most active citizens, died Friday morning, aged 35 years.

At the coming election, 10 of the 15 towns in the county will vote on the liquor license question. The ten towns are Bethel, Fallsburg, Fremont, Forestburgh, Highland, Neversink, Lumberland, Liberty, Rockland and Thompson. In some of the towns the contest will be closed.

100 Years Ago - 1919

Freda E. Bottger of Lower Beechwoods and Henry A. Reiners of West New York were married at Callicoon Center on October 12th.

Sadie Quick, and George Felske of Callicoon were married on October 12th in Binghamton.

Helen Hust and Fred Esselman of Jeffersonville were married in Honesdale, Pa., on October 2.

Saloons seem doomed as the prohibition bill is expected to go into effect next week unless President Wilson vetoes the measure.

Six government surveyors are in the vicinity making preliminary surveys for the purpose of maps.

Mrs. T.A. Neuberger died on October 12th, a victim of apo-plexy. She suffered a stroke in her home last week.

90 Years Ago - 1929

Residents of the town of Fremont who are taxpayers in the Petersburg school district have refused to pay their school tax claiming that under the levy, the residents of Fremont were paying more than their just share. The dispute is over state equalization rates, with two other towns in the district, Callicoon and Delaware, involved.

Peter Wagner of Roscoe and Adele Glasser, daughter of Louis N. Glasser of Rochester, were married at Rochester recently. They are now living in Roscoe where Mr. Wagner conducts a billiard and confectionary parlor. They escaped uninjured when on their way to Roscoe from Rochester, their car overturned.

Andre Glassel of Beechwoods has leased the Bennett cottage on Center Street and he and his wife and daughter, Miss Eleanor, of the school faculty, will make their home there for the winter.

Albert Decker of Youngsville, a law school graduate who has been in the office of E.H. Bouton of Livingston Manor for the past couple of years, is now in the office of Attorney William Deckelman of Jeffersonville. Albert, in the meantime, is looking around for a location to open a law office.

The barn of Edward H. Krantz of the Beechwoods Road, a mile or so from the state road at the Kenoza Falls House, was burned at 5 a.m. Monday morning with the hay that had been stored there this year. The barn replaced one burned about 20 years ago. About 5 years ago, Mr. Krantz lost his boarding house by fire, and since then his garage burned. The house was rebuilt, but smaller.

Miss Mildred Armida Long, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Long of Beechwoods, and Clarence Ralph Stephenson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stephenson of West Bethel, were married at the Kenoza Lake M.E. Church Parsonage on September 29.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fischer of Fosterdale have issued invitations for the marriage of their daughter, Hazel E., to John N. Essman, also of Fosterdale, on October 28 at the Fischer home. Mr. Essman has leased the Paolucci farm, where the couple will live.

A son was born October 13 to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hubbert of North Branch at the Liberty Hospital. The name of the new arrival is Gordon.

80 Years Ago - 1939

Jacob E. Yaeger of “Sixteen,” who has a large dairy, has bought two registered Holstein cows from the herd of Graham Brothers in Swan Lake.

The newly elected officers of Emmett Turner Post of the American Legion was installed Tuesday night at the Masonic Hall. The re-elected commander is Harry DeMeyer. On the same night the Legion Auxiliary installed Helen Kispert as president, along with other officers.

John Wohltjen and family spent the holiday weekend with his mother in Brooklyn.

The 125th anniversary of the Liberty Methodist Church will be celebrated next week with a banquet, historical pageant, etc., under the direction of the pastor, Earl S. Scott. Mrs. Joseph F. Willis has written the pageant.

Mrs. John Mumm has sold her home on Mill Street to Edward Bogency, whose home on the Joseph Seibert farm was burned several months ago.

The people of the lower Beechwoods school voted 18 to 6 on October 6 to keep the school open rather than close it and send the pupils to the Callicoon school. The school is in the Callicoon-Long Eddy Central School District.

Mrs. Carrie Deckelman Stabbert, before closing her attractive home, the Blue Spruce in Obernburg, was again hostess at the annual dinner to the Deckelman family on October 8.

Anthony Sator, who reached his 83rd birthday the day before his death, died on October 13 at his home in Fremont Center. Born in the town of Fremont, a son of Mike Sator and Margaret Fischer, natives of Germany, he was a cabinet maker and carpenter by trade. He married Catherine Gebelein of Mileses, who died last April at the age of 74.

Paul Arthur Robisch, born June 20, 1939, to Arthur L. and Marion C. Robisch of the Beechwoods, was baptized on October 15 at the Presbyterian Church by Rev. J.K.K. Stadelman. The sponsors were Irving C. and Beatrice C. Robisch of New York.

The wedding of Henrietta Rohrman and William Gasko of Lake Huntington took place at a Nuptial Mass at St. Joseph's Seminary, Callicoon, on October 7.

Mr. and Mrs. George N. Homer celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Saturday, October 7, with a party for 41 of their friends and relatives.

The blowing of the acid factory whistle on Saturday indicated that the Long Eddy Co. had resumed operating the plant after having been closed for several months.

The inhalator which was donated to the Callicoon Fire Department was received at the regular meeting Tuesday evening. It was disclosed at the meeting that the donor of the apparatus was Mrs. Edwin F. Kelley, who gave it in memory of her father, the late Fred V. Wagner.

A marriage license was issued recently to Chester G. Wood at Callicoon and Mary L. Lilholt of Narrowsburg.

Helen Reichmann, widow of the late Philip Reichmann of North Branch, is the Republican candidate for Supervisor of Callicoon township. She is the first woman ever to seek the office of Supervisor in Sullivan County and plans to make an active campaign for the office.

The engagement of Miss Alice McCormack of Albany to Lawrence H. Cooke, the younger son of County Judge George I. Cooke, has been announced by the bride-elect's parents, Postmaster and Mrs. E.P. McCormack of Albany. The wedding will take place early in the winter.

70 Years Ago - 1949

Norman A. Wangman, for nine years manager of the Lenape Hotel in Liberty, has resigned.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Krantz (Bernice Reum) are the proud parents of a boy, Terry Donald, born in the Callicoon Hospital on October 15.

Mack Weiner, manager of the White Roe Lake Hotel at Livingston Manor, estimated that more than 25,000 guests spent their vacations at the various hotels in that community.

Miss Marian F. Herrman, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Herrman of Rome, N.Y., and Franklin L. Pelkey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pelkey of Vernon, N.Y., were married on Wednesday of last week. Mr. Pelkey was a teacher in the Jeffersonville Central School a few years ago.

An appraisal committee consisting of A.E. Adler, Kenoza Lake, Charles Mauer of Liberty and Ray E. Bennett of Wurtsboro, was recently appointed by the Welfare Board of Sullivan County to appraise and estimate the Loomis Sanitarium property, which consists of 800 acres, as well as other county property. The $165,000 option which is held on the Loomis Sanitarium expires on January 1, 1950.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Weber left Sunday for Chicago where their daughter, Evelyn, will be married on October 22nd.

Miss Iona Lee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Bohl of Jeffersonville, and Alfred, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Noetzel of North Branch, were married Saturday afternoon, October 1, in the First Presbyterian Church in Jeffersonville. Rev. Joseph C. Kovach officiated at the ceremony.

60 Years Ago - 1959

Lincoln Chapter of the OES of Jeffersonville held a homecoming last Thursday at the chapter home for District Deputy Louise Potts.

Saturday, October 24, Elmer (Roy) Williams will be host in his newly refurbished bowling alleys, enlarged and redecorated, and now fully equipped with newly installed automatic pinspotters, when he will have his grand opening of his completely modernized Jeff Alleys.

Harry Schuler of Callicoon Center has authorized this newspaper to state that he is not running for the post of assessor for the two year term, the spot for which he was nominated by the Democratic convention in the Town of Callicoon. Schuler failed to file a declination as required by law, although he orally indicated that he wanted to do so. His name is, therefore, on the ballot, but he states he is not a candidate.

As many as 50,000 deer may starve to death this winter in the Adirondacks, Conservation Commissioner Harold Wilm warned last week, unless hunters crop deeply into the ailing herd during the special late November season for any deer, regardless of sex.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 23, for Law­rence Ralph Milk, one of the most prominent and esteemed citizens of the Town of Delaware. The former supervisor of the Town of Delaware, a resident of Hortonville, and during these latter years, secretary to Assemblyman Mintz, died at the age of 57 at the Callicoon Hospital on October 10, having first suffered a heart attack on October 2nd.

Jeff firemen are all set for their big Firemen's Supper and Dance this Saturday night. This is the 39th annual affair.

In a resolution adopted at a meeting of the J-Y Faculty Association Tuesday, the faculty gave its wholehearted support to the district's proposed building program. A vote on a bond issue of $657,000 to finance the program will take place at the Jeff school building Friday, October 23rd. On Wednesday, it was confirmed in Albany that $90,000 in state building aid would be lost if the bond issue fails.

50 years ago - 1969

John W. and John L. Ebert of North Branch suffered a financial loss on Monday, October 13, when the barn in which they stored their farm machinery was completely destroyed by fire. It is thought that young children, playing with matches in the haymow of the barn, caused the blaze. North Branch firemen were called out again on Tuesday when a box of wallboard was burning in the cellar of the Norman Hust home, next to the burned barn, caught fire in an unexplained manner.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stabbert of New York City announce the birth of a boy, Clifford Paul, born October 9 at the New York Lying-In Hospital.

The great trotter of his generation and possibly of all time, Nevele Pride, will bid farewell to harness racing in gala ceremonies at the Monticello Raceway on Friday night, October 17.

Winners in the Punt, pass and Kick Contest, sponsored by Carl's Ford Sales on October 13, were: 8 years old, Fred Stabbert III, Bruce Houghtaling and Lee Reimer; 9 years old - Bob Bauer, William Moran, and Randy Stewart; 10 years old - Ricky Hadley, Dale VanName and Kevin Knack.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hofmann Sr. of Obernburg, were honored on October 12, on the occasion of their 40th wedding anniversary with a party given by their children at St. Mary's Hall.

Mrs. Helen G. Intemann of Hankins has been appointed a regional judge in the National Council of Teacher of English Achievement Awards Program for 1969.

On Sunday, October 19, Mr. and Mrs. J. Vance Hunt of Hawley, Pa., will entertain an open house at their home in honor of their 40th wedding anniversary.

40 Years Ago - 1979

George Knox has been elected to the vacant position on the Tri-Valley School Board, replacing Betty Murray, who resigned.

Renee Bossley and David Robisch were married October 12. A wedding reception was held at the North Branch Fire Hall.

The Senior Citizens of Cochecton met last Sunday afternoon at the Cochecton Town Hall in Lake Huntington to celebrate their 5th birthday and over 70 people came for good wishes, good times and an excellent lunch.

Lt. Edward McManus, a 21-year veteran of the Monticello Police Department, has retired.

Darlene Rembish, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Rembish of Lake Huntington, was chosen to be a participant in the Choral Festival hosted by the Music Educators National Conference at Hartwick College. Six students from the Narrowsburg School were selected to have their names submitted for consideration.

Teresa Kuen and Paul White were married September 15 in Narrowsburg. A reception followed at the Rose Merry Inn in Narrowsburg.

30 Years Ago - 1989

Mark Etess, the grandson of the founders of the famous Gross­inger's Hotel and Country Resort just outside of Liberty, was killed as the result of a helicopter crash on Tuesday afternoon, together with four other traveling companions traveling from New York City to Atlantic City, NJ. He was 37 years of age and the son of Elaine and Dr. A. David Etess. Mark had recently been named president and chief operating officer of Donald Trump's Taj Mahal Casino to open in Atlantic City in the spring.

Mary Ellen Campbell, founder and former executive director of the Sullivan County Hospice, was named Woman of the Year by the Catskill Mountain Business and Professional Women's Club at a dinner held at King's Catering in Livingston Manor.

The Village of Roscoe observed its 200th anniversary with a parade and other activities in the town.

20 Years Ago - 1999

First Lady Hillary Clinton addressed a crowd of over 600 at Kutsher's Country Club in Monticello Sunday, at the Sullivan County Democratic Party's annual Jeffersonian Dinner.

A boy, Justin Edwin Michael, was born October 7, 1999, to Rachelle and Michael Cristaldi of Livingston Manor. Justin is the grandson of Richard and Louise Gorr of Livingston Manor and Vincent Cristaldi and Sally Cristaldi, both of Highland.

Kristi L. Krantz and David M. Burkey were united in marriage on July 17, 1999, at an outside ceremony performed at The Old School House Inn in Downsville.

Ann Katz of Liberty, the retired owner/operator of the former Katz's Bakery in Liberty, died Sunday, October 17, 1999, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 91. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Minnie Krupka.

Caroline F. Morton of Liberty, a retired employee of Mauer's Market and F.W. Woolworth & Co., died Friday, October 15, 1999, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. She was 91. She was born in Ferndale, the daughter of the late Edward and Mary Tetjen Walker.

Beatrice Stephenson, 92, a native of White Lake and the daughter of the late Albert and Eva Sullivan Dauch, died October 15, 1999 in Liberty. She was the widow of the late John Hendrickson.

10 Years Ago - 2009

Although the Upper Delaware Council's 21st annual Family Raft Trip featured less than ideal weather conditions participants enthusiastically persevered on the eight-mile paddle between Ten Mile river Access to Barryville. River levels were at approximately 6.7 feet due to a recent storm activity.

Gertrude Meyer celebrated her 100th birthday in July in Manhattan. Miss Meyer was born in Fremont Center to the late Daniel and Catherine Meyer.

The Woodstock 40th Anniversary was a “spirited smash.” More than 15,000 people attended the concert.

The Callicoon Center Band premiered “The Sullivan County Democrat Concert March”. The march was composed by John Giacco, arranger for the West Point Band. Callicoon Center Band's director James Newton presented Sullivan County Publisher Fred Stabbert III with the official music folder for “The Sullivan County Democrat March”, the folder included pictures of both the Callicoon Center Band and The Sullivan County Democrat staff. Now the Democrat joins the ranks of papers such as The Washington Post who had a march written by John Philip Sousa.

There was movement on the casino front right before the head of the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Assistant U.S. Secretary of the Interior Larry EchoHawk has a planned visit to Monticello as a guest of Congressman Maurice Hinchey. EchoHawk's visit will include a tour of three proposed Indian casino sites around Monticello and private meetings with proponents and opponents of local gaming. Three tribes are seeking to request an off-reservation site casino in the Monticello area. Concord developer Louis Cappelli expressed his desire to partner with the Senecas to bring a casino to Kiamesha Lake.


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