News: Colby (16 Jan 1883)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt

Surnames: Brehm, Cops, Eggebrecht, Fleischmann, Hamann, Marquardt, Merritt, Salter, Schildhauer, Smith

----Source: The Abbotsford Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, WI) 01/16/2013

Originally published in the Colby Phonograph, January 16, 1883

About 50 friends of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Merritt gathered at the residence of R. B. Salter last evening and proceeded in a body to the Merritt homestead where they found Mrs. M. - well we shall not say what she was making. Surprised? Well we should gush. Henry came home about half past eight and thought he had got into the wrong house but soon found he was OK.

The rioters made merry until eleven o’clock when they dispersed to their respective homes.

A very enjoyable time was had all around.

Chas Marquardt, the jolly, whole-souled postmaster and merchant of Wien, is putting in a large stock of logs at Hamann & Eggebrecht’s mill, for J. M. Smith of Wausau.

Chas. Has made a success of licking postage stamps as well as selling groceries and if he doesn’t make his logging operations a success this winter it will be the fault of the weather - prophets.

Henry Schildhauer and Herman Brehm having their respective ice houses filled with nice clear ice from Dill creek.

Julius Cops and John Fleischmann are to blame for it.



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