AROUND AND ABOUT US
Excerpts from the Mascoutah Herald
6 March, 1891



This section had another snowfall on Tuesday

There were 35 marriage licenses issued last month

Mr. M. Outhouse, of Belleville, was in Mascoutah on Monday

Mr. William Ogden, of Rentchler, was seen on our streets yesterday

Mrs. Charles Baumgaeriner, of St. Louis, was visiting relatives here on Sunday

Mascoutah is to have an ice manufactury.  Veritably there is no end to the coming boom

County Superintendent Cannady examined 10 applicants for teachers' certificates last Saturday

Mrs. Elizabeth Pralle of this city was granted a divorce from Mr. Fred Pralle on the grounds of desertion

A new steeple will be placed on the Ev. Prot. church of this city and two large bells will be placed therein shortly

We understand that mr. L. Heillgenstein, proprietor of Lincoln Lake, will establish a brick yard here in the near future

Penseneau Station, three miles southeast of here, has been made a flag station for the accommodation of the farmers of that section

Miss Lizzie Weitz, who has been visiting here for some time, returned to her home at Lenzburg last Saturday.  Mr. Emil Goebel, our broom manufacturer, accompanied her, and will visit at that place a short time

Mr. Stephen Roehl has accepted a position with our genial station agent, Mr. Charles B. Gammon, as assistant.  He will learn to tick the wires.  Steve is one of our good young men, and we hope he will become a successful operator

The city council should pass an ordinance requiring all of the property owners of the city to hang their gates so as they will open on the inside.  Pedestrians often come in contact with open gates on dark nights, and it is useless to state who suffers, from the collision

Amelia, daughter of mrs. Emma Webber, died at St. Louis on Tuesday, March 31, 1891, aged one year, 10? months and 14 days. The remains were brought to Mascoutah for interment.  The funeral took place yesterday from the residence of City cemetery

Mr. Ferdinand Meyer, Jr., left for Lexington, Mo., last Friday, where he has found employment

Alderman George Dietz was over at Millstadt last Friday on a visit to his mother who is seriously ill.

The electric light plant will probably not be established in this city until a new city council is elected

Mr. Charles Scheve returned last Friday morning after a hunting tour of two months in Southeast Missouri

Thirty four wanderers were given one night's lodging each in the city calaboose during the month of February

Mrs. William Puschner went to St. Louis on Wednesday to attend the funeral of an infant child of mr. Zimmer

Miss Sophia Lingenfelder left on Monday for Louisville, Ill., where she will visit Mr. Phillip Becquet and family for several weeks

The two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman G. Liebig fell into a pot of boiling water last Saturday and was badly scalded

Mayor Lischer accidentally fell at his residence last Tuesday evening, and sustained a fracture of his left arm, between the elbow and shoulder

At the last meeting of the Social Socratic Society the following officers were elected:  Miss Belle Hauser, president; Henry Hottes, vice president; Miss Lulu Gaskill, secretary; Jacob Bachmann, treasurer; Frank Perrin, sergeant at arms

Mr. George Schulz, one of the oldest residents of this county died at the County Farm on Monday, aged ninety two years, six months and fifteen days.  The deceased spent the greater part of his life in Mascoutah.  He was taken to the County Farm last fall. His remains were laid to rest in the County Farm cemetery

At the Democratic primary held at the HERALD office last Saturday evening, the following delegates and alternates were appointed to attend the county convention tomorrow:  Delegates: Charles Cannady, Thomas J. Harryman, Fred W. Mollman and John Wolz; Alternates:  D. M. Fullmer, Carl Montag, Emil Pfeifer and Dr. C. Rembe

Married, at the residence of the parents of the bride, on sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Mr. William Donner, son of Alderman W. D. Donner, to Miss Mary Dick.  Rev. Hempelmann of the Ev. Prot. church performed the ceremony in the presence of a number of relatives and friends of the happy couple.  After the ceremony was performed Ida, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Schaller, of Belleville, was Christened by Rev. Hempelmann.  Besides Mr. and Mrs. Schaller, Mr. Phillip A. Michel and family, of Belleville were in attendance.



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