Tuesday, December 31, 2013

December News from "3" years

1873 Dec 19 - PERSONALS – A woman selling lace at New Vienna left 2 pieces of cheap lace at a house; would be obliged if the owner would call for them.  --Cincinnati Enquirer 19Dec1873 p3

1873 Dec 22 - PERSONALS – WANTED – All fun-loving young men to write love-letters to a little gal, 18 years old.  Address, with photograph or postage-stamp.  LILLIE W., New Vienna, Ohio.  --Cincinnati Enquirer 22Dec1873 p3

1883 Dec 5 - New Vienna Fine Stock Breeders' Association.  The Association met Saturday, December 1, at New Vienna with the following breeders present: James H. Terrell, Jonathan Leeka, James M. Cline, Jeff D. Spear, Eli Powell, James A. Spear, Wm. Moon, of New Vienna; J. M. Rulon, C.D. McKenzie, T.J. Porter, Wm. W. H. Huff, J. W. Bashore, or New Antioch; and I.T. Cummins, of Samantha.  Breeders of fine stock of every kins are invited to be present at the next meeting in January. --Highland Weekly News 5Dec1883p5

1883 Dec 5 - Mr. Stivens, of New Vienna is offering inducements toward securing a class in vocal culture in Leesburg. --Highland Weekly News 4Dec1883p1

1883 Dec 19 - UPDATE on Railroad News [as last reported in the July "3" News in which it was announced the Columbus & Midland Railroad would not pass through New Vienna].  The [rail]road from Columbus to Washington C.H. will soon be completed passing over almost the same route as originally surveyed for the Columbus & Maysville railroad.  "It seems that Washington C.H. is greatly dissatisfied with the change [from New Vienna], and this again turned the attention of her citizens to the importance of completing a railroad from Columbus to Maysville KY.  "Many people here are a little sore upon the subject of railroads ... and there is general dissatisfaction at the outcome ... for the action in making Clinton Valley the terminus instead of New Vienna." --Highland Weekly News, 19Dec1883p5

1893 Dec 2 - Pensions [military] were granted to Ohio applicants today as follows:  Samuel H Cline, New Vienna.  [Civil War veteran, Cline, 1842-1900, had been declared an invalid on July 2, 1892.  He is buried in New Vienna IOOF Cemetery.] --Cincinnati Enquirer 2Dec1893 p6

1893 Dec 6 - Edwin Shockley [1836-1921], New Vienna, appointed postmaster.  --Journal News (Hamilton, Ohio) 6Dec1893p1

1893 Dec 28 - MARRIED at the bride's home, Highland Ave., New Vienna, Tuesday evening, December 19, 1893, Mr. Charles E. Kratzer of Hillsboro, and Miss Jessie M. Gordon.  [Jessie 1866-c1918 was the aunt of Virginia Gordon Walker.  Kratzer, 1865-1928, operated a photography gallery in New Vienna according to the 1920 census.]  --Hillsboro News-Herald 28Dec1893p1

1893 Dec 30 - Among pensions granted to Ohio applicants for Civil War service granted today was to Cynthia A. [Smithson] Green [1844-1922], widow of Jesse Green [1835-1892].  --Cincinnati Enquirer 30Dec1893p1 & Daily Advocate (Newark OH) 30Dec1893p1

1903 Dec 18 - FOR SALE: STORE - Hardware and grocery stock; established cash business and profitable; rare opportunity; reason for selling, failing health.  W.B. LIVEZEY, New Vienna, Ohio.  [William Boswell Livezey, 1843-1909.  Daughter Bertha NVHS'1892 became a librarian and worked at the Hyde Park Branch Library in Cincinnati.]  --Cincinnati Enquirer 18Dec1903p10

1943 Dec 24 - WELL IS WEAK: Mayor of New Vienna, H.L. Carey, announced new well drilled at the edge of New Vienna, in an effort to increase the water supply, is not very strong. It is not known whether the New Vienna Board of Public Affairs will connect this well with the village water system.  [Harry Lee Carey, 1888-1955, grandfather of Shirley Carey McKamey, served as Mayor 1943-45 and 1947-48]   --(Hillsboro) Press Gazette 24Dec1943p5

1953 Dec 3 - E.J. Cook of New Vienna was re-elected to a three year term as state trustee for the Farm Bureau.  [probably Ellis James Cook, 1885-1979, a farmer in Penn Twp.] --Elyria Chronicle Telegram 3Dec1953p37

1963 Dec 3 - DEATH of Mrs. Rose Rollins, 97, of Gist Settlement, daughter of Thomas and Senia Lawson, she was born in Highland County in 1866. She was survived by five sons and three daughters, 48 grand-children and great and great-great grandchildren.

1963 Dec 10 - Auction of Antiques and Household Goods at the residence of the late Elizabeth Hodson [1877-1963, never married], across from Smith Funeral Home. --Hillsboro Press Gazette 10Dec1963p7

1963 Dec 13 - New Vienna Christmas Events: Santa Claus will appear at the New Vienna firehouse on Monday, Dec. 23 where Lions Club members will assist in handing out treats.  The following committees were appointed: Soliciting Funds: Julian McKenize and Ed Duncan; buying treats, Hamer Rife [Rice?], Mrs. Gerald Bernard [Helen Engle Bernard 1930-2011] and Mrs. Linley Moore [Florence]; Music will be arranged by Robert Sonners, Robert Seaman and Junior Daye.  Gary Tolle will choose secret judges to choose the three best decorated houses with prizes of $15, $10 and $5. --Hillsboro Press Gazette 13Dec1963p24

1973 Christmas Card from Margaret & Gene Drake & grandchildren – Not exactly news, but adds a seasonal picture to brighten up the news!

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Happy New Year from the end of a "3" year!  Hope you will join me in discovering the news from the "4" years, coming up next.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

1967 Anna Louise Harner Favorite Recipe

Anna Louise Harner's favorite recipe was featured in the "Her Favorite Recipe" feature of the Wilmington News-Journal, possibly in spring 1967.  Other favorite recipes previously posted in the NV Memories Blog include:  Ralph Cornelius (1962)Donna Cornelius (1961)Dorothy Daye (1963)Betty Gano (1961) and Melba Fawley (1970).  Transcription of clipping follows.
c1967 Anna Louise Harner Favorite Recipe
Captioned: PACKING THE CARAMELS – Mrs. Harner has the excellent idea of packing the caramel's she makes for gifts in reusable containers.  Of course they're ideal Christmas giving and the boxes, as she says, "add to the giving."

Now is the time – for strawberry shortcake.  We are proud to give you a recipe for old fashioned shortcake and that's the best kind.  Mrs. Orville Harner of SR 729, New Vienna area, is the kind donor of this plus a recipe for caramel candy.

Mrs. Harner is a teacher and a 4-H leader.  Teaching is both her hobby and her  job.  She teaches fourth grade and she teaches the adult class in the Fairview Friends Church.  She enjoys this, devotes a good deal of study to it and enjoys the different type of teaching it requires.

She has taught other than fourth but fourth grade is her favorite and besides, 4-H starts there for children.  New Vienna Tasty Club is her club and she is faithful to the members.  Nothing deters her meeting with the club.  It's been that way for the 19 years she has been a leader.

In the family are a daughter, Mrs. Richard Donahey Jr. [Isabelle, NVHS'60], Columbus, John, a junior in Wilmington College [NVHS'64, deceased 2012], Elaine, 17, in junior high [sic –Brenda "Elaine" Harner Fife, would have been (a junior?) in high school, sadly she is also deceased, 2005] and Mrs. Harner's mother, Mrs. Minnie Mathews, who incidentally is also an excellent cook.

Mrs. Harner is a 1963 graduate in social studies of Wilmington College.  She is an avid reader of novels and biographies, averages two books a week and often at night reads straight through a book.  If it's fairly light reading she'll read from 8 to midnight and that'll complete a book.

She used to sew a lot, made her clothing herself.  She doesn't do that much now but she still likes to crochet.

The Harners have a dairy herd.  It's electric milking and Mrs. Harner has never helped with it.  They like to travel and during the years have been all over the United States.  They do not take extensive trips now because they can't leave the dairy farm but they hope to make it to Expo 67 this summer.  They want to stop en route in Pennsylvania to visit relatives.  The children travel a good bit since they are older.  They have friends in the east whom they go to see in the summers.

2-3 c sugar [not sure if this is ⅔ cup sugar or two-three cups of sugar!  The latter would be much sweeter.]
¼ c shortening
¼ t salt
1 t vanilla flavoring
1 egg
1½ c flour
½ c milk
2 t baking-powder
Cream shortening and sugar.  Add unbeaten egg.  Add flavoring.  Beat thoroughly.  Sift flour, measure, and sift with salt and baking powder.  Add alternately with milk to creamed shortening and sugar.  Pour into well-oiled loaf pan.  Bake in moderate oven (375ยบ F.) 35 minutes.

This is the recipe Mrs. Harner uses for her family short cakes during the strawberry season.  She sometimes adds a different flavor for the shortcake by substituting lemon flavoring in place of the vanilla

2 c sugar
2 c cream
1¾ c corn sirup [sic]
1 c butter or butter substitute
1 c chopped nuts
Few grains salt
Boil all together except the nuts and 1 cup cream.  boil 30 minutes.  Add the second cup of cream and boil to a firm ball stage.  (248 degrees F.).  Add nuts and pour without stirring into well-buttered pan.  When cold cut in squares.

Mrs. Harner has found that in the first 30 minutes, if boiled to 244 degrees F., it works out very well.

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Anna Louise Mathews Harner, born 1920, passed away in June 1978.  She was much loved, not only by her family but by those she taught and her 4-H family.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

1962 Ralph Cornelius Favorite Recipe

A recipe is not attached to this clipping, though there is mention of a recipe for chocolate fudge.  My suggestion is eat a piece of fruit instead.  If you really want to make fudge, then seek a recipe elsewhere.  As mentioned in this article the Cornelius family lived in New Vienna from the mid 1940s until 1957 when they moved to Wilmington.

Ralph Cornelius' favorite recipe was featured in the "Her Favorite Recipe" feature of the Wilmington News-Journal, presumably in December 1962.  Other favorite recipes previously posted in the NV Memories Blog include: Donna Cornelius (1961), Dorothy Daye (1963)Betty Gano (1961) and Melba Fawley (1970).  Transcription of clipping follows.

1962 Ralph Cornelius Favorite Recipe
Clipping captioned: THEY SAY MEN ARE THE BEST COOKS – Deborah is sure her daddy is.  Since she is the baby of the family and her sisters are 13 and 11 years old she is smothered with attention.  The girls practically fight over who gets to play with her and take care of her.  Her expression indicates she thinks it's a pretty nice world, especially with chocolate fudge on the stove.  
--Allen Studio Photo; Clipping courtesy of Betty Kinzer Gano

Ever since he was a baker in the Navy Ralph W. Cornelius has been cooking.  He gives a recipe for chocolate fudge which makes five pounds and is fine for Christmas.  But he cooks year round.

He says when he came home – that was in Adams County south of Belfast – from the service he had to prove what he'd been doing so he tried "A" Pie.  To understand his difficulty you have to hear him say "A" pie.  Up to then he had always made 30 pies at a time.  "The dough was floating in milk" at first, he recalls but he managed it and actually made A pie. 

He likes trying out new recipes, he helps with meals, fries chicken, cooks most everything and always helps his wife with the cooking when they entertain.

He says he likes to eat as well as cook and his entire family obviously likes to eat this fudge.  He made five pounds a short time ago and it was gone in three days.

In the family are Sharon, 13, Kathy 11 and Deborah, 11 months old Dec. 13.  

Besides his business which he conducts with offices at the residence, N. Walnut St. [Wilmington]  Mr. Cornelius is active in civic affairs of the city and in the Methodist Church.  He is president of the Official Board of the church and a member of Methodist Men.  He is also a Kiwanis Club member and chaplain of the New Vienna Masonic Lodge.

He and Mrs. Cornelius were married after he was out of the service and moved to New Vienna.  They moved to Wilmington in 1957.

His hobby is his vegetable garden.  He raises all kinds of vegetables and says the garden "is almost as big as a truck patch."  That's where he gets his exercise.

In sports, fishing is his principal pastime and he likes basketball and baseball for spectator sports.
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Note: Ralph W. Cornelius passed away in March, 1989.

1961 Donna Cornelius Favorite Recipe

Donna Cornelius' favorite recipe was featured in the "Her Favorite Recipe" feature of the Wilmington News-Journal in about 1961.  Other favorite recipes previously posted in the NV History Blog include:  Dorothy Daye (1963)Betty Gano (1961) and Melba Fawley (1970).  Transcription of clipping follows.
c1961 Donna Cornelius Favorite Recipe
Clipping courtesy of Betty Kinzer Gano
Photo captioned:  CHEESECAKE – It always looks good, light and melt-in-the mouth kind of food and of course Mrs. Cornelius' is extra good.  Those are daughters Cathy at left and Sharon she is serving at their home, Walnut St. [in Wilmington.]

This one is a 24-hour cheesecake.  Mrs. Ralph [Donna] Cornelius likes it for clubs and it has the advantage of being made ahead of time. 

She likes to cook – better than any part of housework, and her husband is a good cook too.

"It's nothing at all for him to cook a meal," she said, "and they ate well while I was in the hospital."  That was with Deborah Ann, who was two weeks old last Saturday.

"He also makes candies and made himself popular at the hospital when he took it there."

The children are Sharon, 12, Kathy 10, and Deborah Ann.

The family likes swimming and enjoys going together to the swim club.

Mrs. Cornelius' principal outside interest is music.  She sang in her church choir for a long time though not recently and likes much semi-classical music as well as religious music.  They belong to the Methodist Church where she takes part in activities and is a member of Eleanor Circle of the WSCS.

She is a member of the Progressive Mothers Club and keeps affiliation with the New Vienna Woman's Club.  The family lived there 10 years before coming to Wilmington.

30 Graham crackers
¼ lb. butter or oleo
1 tbsp. powdered sugar
1 large pkge. Philadelphia cream cheese
2 t vanilla
1 c sugar
1 can carnation milk
1 pkg. lemon jello
1 c boiling water

Melt butter over low heat, add cracker crumbs and powdered sugar.  Mix and line bottom of pan with one half the crumbs, reserving the remainder.

Dissolve jello in boiling water and let cool.  Cream the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla.

Put the can of milk in the freezing compartment for an hour or two before starting the cheesecake.  Take it out and beat till stiff.  Mix the cool jello, cream cheese mixture and whipped milk.  Pour over lined pan and top with the remainder of the crumbs.  Keep refrigerated.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

1963 Dorothy Daye Favorite Recipe

Dorothy Daye's favorite recipe was featured in the "Her Favorite Recipe" feature of the Wilmington News-Journal in the 1960-70s.  Other favorite recipes previously posted in the NV History Blog include: Betty Gano (1961) and Melba Fawley (1970).  Transcription of clipping follows.
1963 Dorothy Daye Favorite Recipe
Photo Captioned: THEY ALL LIKE IT – Mike and Beverly and Cathy Daye about to have some of Mother's mayonnaise cake.  Mrs. Daye especially like the frosting.  The recipe for it she gives covers a nine-inch layer so it should be doubled for a two-layer cake.  (Allen Studio Photo)

Her Favorite Recipe – It May be Yours

Mrs. Estel G. Daye Jr. of New Vienna makes a mayonnaise cake which is crowned with what she has named "creamy white frosting" which cake bakers may enjoy trying.

Actually there are two cooks in the Daye family.  Husband "Glen" was a cook in the Army and when they were married she thought he'd come in mighty handy helping in the kitchen.  However his interest went to the hardware store.

Anyway, we think some day we'll talk him into giving us a recipe and watching him prepare it.

Family is way far and away the center of Mrs. Daye's life.  There are three children, Mike, almost eight and in the second grade, Cathy, five, and in kindergarten and mother's helper, and Beverly just three.

The family are members of the New Vienna Church of Christ and the Christian Service Circle of the church.

All of the family likes to camp and had test runs at Rocky Fork Lake before venturing on a vacation to Michigan.  They liked the sight seeing too, Greenfield Village, Ford museum and the Post and Kellogg cereal plants.

1½ c mayonnaise
2 c granulated sugar
3 c sifted flour
3 t soda
½ t salt
5 tbsp cocoa

Beat the mayonnaise and sugar until smooth.  Mix the other ingredients and add alternately with 1½ cups of water to the first mixture.  Pour into two 9-inch cake pans which have been greased.  Bake at 375 degrees 35 to 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

2-3 c milk
2 tbsp cornstarch
2-3 c oleo or butter
2-3 c granulated sugar

Cook milk and cornstarch over moderate heat until thick and smooth.  Remove from heat and cool completely.  When cold add shortening, beat until fluffy, and gradually the sugar.

If desired three to five tablespoons of quick food coloring or other variations may be added.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

1973 Tom Salisbury Bible Translator

Tom Salisbury, NVHS 1960, second oldest of Leon & Esther Cook Salisbury's children, was working with the Wycliffe Bible Translators in Chiapas, Mexico when this letter/flyer was written in 1973.  It is signed: Tom, Emily, Paul & Steve Salisbury.

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November News from "3" Years

News from November of the "3" years, 1873-1963 from a variety of sources.

1873 Nov 6 - death of Margaret Clark, 19-year-old daughter of Carey (1828-1901) and Rebecca Hildebrant (1833-1910) Clark, long time residents of New Vienna. --Wilmington Journal

1873 Nov 27 - D.C. [David] Amberg married Lucy Rogers, both of New Vienna, on Nov. 12.  They left at once for their future home in Eureka, Kansas. [By the 1880 census they were back in Highland County, Ohio.  D.C.'s father, Abraham, a New Vienna merchant, postmaster and mayor in the 1880s was a German immigrant who settled in New Vienna in the 1840s.  Lucy's father, Thomas Rogers, was born in New Market in 1823.] --Wilmington Journal & Highland Weekly News Nov. 20, 1873 p.2.

1883 Nov 7 - Aaron Nordyke building a new dairy barn in New Vienna. --Wilmington Journal

1913 Nov 13 - Tasso Terrell [father of Paul] is moving to the Posegate farm--Wilmington Journal

1913 Nov 20 - Real Estate Transfer: Board of Education of Penn tp. to Board of Education of New Vienna School District, Penn tp, lot, $75 --Hillsboro News-Herald 20Nov1913p1

1913 Nov 25 - (Beryl) Crouse & (Charles) Simkins business in New Vienna is granted bankruptcy in US District Court in Cincinnati.  --Cincinnati Enquirer 11Nov1913p13

1923 Nov 24 - Junior Livestock Judging team from NV chosen to represent Ohio in the non-collegiate judging contest in which only one team from each state can compete.  The competition will take place at the International Livestock Expo in Chicago in December. --Hamilton (Ohio) Journal News 24Nov1923p22

1933 Nov 27 - Prominent Xenia surgeon and head of McClellan Hospital, Dr. B.R. McClellan and his wife were severely injured in an auto accident one mile from New Vienna when their auto skidded on the ice-coated highway and overturned in a ditch. New Vienna physician, Dr. Fullerton, was summoned to the accident and brought the injured couple to the hospital. --Xenia Daily Gazette 27Nov1933p1

1943 Nov 2 - Classified ad for chrysanthemums at Ryan's Greenhouse, NV. "Our gardens are lovely with all varieties and colors. Visitors welcome." --Hillsboro Press-Gazette 2Nov1943p5  [The greenhouse was located at a residence on Railroad Ave, husband Joe Ryan was a blacksmith.  Read more about the residents of Railroad Avenue in New Vienna's Railroad Ave. in 1958.]

1943 Nov 5 - Hunter-Bentley wedding: Norma Bentley of near Sabina, and Daryl O. Hunter of Marshall were married on Oct. 31.  The bride is a graduate of Wilmington College and a member of the faculty of the New Vienna School.  Mr. Hunter was the vocational agricultural instructor at New Vienna school before entering the US Army. --Hillsboro Press Gazette 5Nov1943p4
Dr. William Thomas Matthews Obituary
Marion Star (Marion, Ohio) 30Nov1953 p.11
1953 Nov 30 - Dr. William Thomas Matthews, of New Vienna passed away on November 30, 1953.  He had served as a physician in New Vienna for 50 years prior to which he practiced in Fayette County for two years.  He was survived by his wife, Blanche Miller Matthews, and two sons, Charles and John.

1963 Nov 8 - Ad for Public Auction and Consignment Sale every Friday at 7pm at Crone's Antique and Furniture Store, Main St., New Vienna.  Noah Jenkins Auctioneer. --Hillsboro Press Gazette 8Nov1963p8

1963 Nov 14 - Bill L. Flint confirmed as New Vienna's new postmaster  --U.S., Appointments of U. S. Postmasters, 1832-1971
New Vienna Postmasters 1930-1963 scanned from Appointments of U.S. Postmasters, 1832-1971
1963 Nov 29 - Death of Carl Williams of New Vienna. He was a printer and also drove a taxi in New Vienna. Survivors included his wife, Zola McKinley Williams. --Hillsboro Press Gazette 29Nov1963p2
Wilmington Journal information as abstracted by Josephine Williams and Joyce Pinkerton.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Class of 1883 NVHS

The Class of 1883 was the third class to graduate from New Vienna High School.  The high school was organized in 1878 and the first class graduated in 1881.  The five members of the Class of 1883 were Ella Blackburn, Harry Brewer, Nellie Conard, Clayton Nordyke, and Marley Rayburn.  More information about them follows.
School 1878-1917 New Vienna Ohio
Superintendent of New Vienna School in 1883 was John F. Fenton (1848-1909) who served as Supt. from 1881-1885.  He was born in Brown County, attended Southwest Normal College in Lebanon, and taught school in Brown County before accepting the New Vienna position.  Later he became Supt. of Schools in Coshocton.

The graduating class of 1883 was made up of three women and two men.  They were born about 1865 at the end of the Civil War.  No information is known about Nellie Conard, but of the other four one became a doctor (most likely the first woman doctor to have graduated from NVHS); one a lawyer; one a Manufacturing Chemist of patent medicine, who had a "day" job as a railroad conductor and the fourth died at the young age of 22.  Only one of the five is known to have married and none of them are known to have had children.

  • Clayton Brown Nordyke - 1864-1943, second of two children born to Thomas Rich Nordyke, a Green Township farmer, and Elizabeth A. Gifford Nordyke.  His mother died when he was three, and his father remarried to Mary Ann Morey and had six additional children between 1870 and 1889.  In the 1880 census he and three of his half-siblings are living with David and Martha Truitt Curtis, great-grandparents of Virginia Eaton Hildebrant.  Clayton graduated from Earlham College in 1887, and was employed as a teacher in Los Angeles, California in 1888.  In 1890 Clayton married Luella Eliza Clark from Indiana.  He moved to Denver, Colorado before 1900 and worked as a Patent Medicine Dealer (1900 census); Manufacturing Chemist (1910 Earlham College Alumni Info), and Railroad Conductor (1920 census).  He died and was buried in Colorado in 1943. 
  • Clayton Brown Nordyke & Luella Eliza Clark Nordyke gravestone
    Clayton B & Luella E Nordyke Gravestone, Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colorado
  • Ella Blackburn - 1866-1961, third of seven children of Washington and Mary Ann Good Blackburn.  Her father was a farmer in Fairfield and Penn Townships.  She became a physician and had a medical practice in Shelby County, Indiana (1900 census); worked in a hospital in Cook County, Illinois (1910); and as a physician in Henry, Iowa after moving to Iowa in 1912.  In 1920 at the age of 53 she had returned to the New Vienna area, living with her widowed mother in Penn Township.  By 1940 she had moved to The Bethesda Home for the Aged in the Clifton area of Cincinnati.  She died, never having married, in 1961 at age 95.
    Ella Blackburn (1866-1961) Obituary
    Ella Blackburn (1866-1961) Obituary, Hillsboro Press-Gazette 14 Apr 1961, p7
  • Harry Brewer - 1865-after 1940, second of seven children of Josiah Brewer and Emma Conard Brewer.  His father was a farmer in Green Township but died in 1879, when Harry was 14.  He worked on the farm while attending NVHS.  He became a lawyer and lived with his sister, Anna Brewer Whipple, and her husband, Myron, in Chicago from before 1920 until after 1940.  He never married.
  • Nellie Conard - about 1865 - ? - no information confirmed, though there was a Nelle Wilson Conard who graduated from Bucknell University (Lewisburg, Pennsylvania) in 1893 and died in 1902.  There were many Conards in the New Vienna area in the 1800s but the closest name I could verify was Sarah Ellen Conard, born 1862, however her nickname appears to have been Sadie.  There is also a Nellie Conard mentioned in the Hillsboro newspaper (Highland Weekly News, May 30, 1878, p3) in 1878 (about age 13) when she was one of the top 10 students at Hillsboro's Union School.
  • Lemarley "Marley" Rayburn - 1865-1888, third of nine children of Thomas W Rayburn and Emeline Underwood Rayburn.  Her father was a farmer in Penn Township.  Other siblings who graduated from NVHS include:  William Clinton "Will" Rayburn was in the 1881 first graduating class of NVHS; Lida Rayburn Saum, NVHS 1882; Myrtle Rayburn Mills, NVHS 1888; May Rayburn Roads, NVHS 1890; and Charles Brown Rayburn, NVHS 1895. Sadly, Marley died in 1888 at the age of 22 and is buried in the New Vienna IOOF Cemetery.

Monday, November 4, 2013

1953 Historical Map of Clinton County

1953 Historical Map of Clinton County for the Ohio Sesquicentennial Observance by the Clinton County Historical Society, scanned in four sections.  Back side of map has historical sites for each township, also scanned in four sections.  Original is 17"x17".  Transcription of historical sites for Green Township is included.

1953 Historical Map of Clinton County for the Sesquicentennial Observance, The Clinton County Historical Society.  Front cover.  Also includes Historical site listing for Vernon Township (sites 3-14), Washington Township and Wayne Township (Sites 1-2).

1953 Historical Map of Clinton County, Ohio - SE portion of county with Green Township, and parts of Union Township, Wayne Township, Clark Township, Jefferson Township and Washington Township.

1953 Historical Map of Clinton County, Site Listing for Chester Township (Sites 7-18), Clark Township, Green Township (Sites 1-6), Liberty Township (Sites 4-11), Marion Township, and Richland Township (Sites 1-5).

Green Township Historical Sites (1-6 listed above; 7-19 listed on following scanned page):
  1. First settler in Clinton County was Morgan Van Meter who settled on Thomas Swingley's Land in 1798.  He settled on intersection of the Old Kenton's Trace and the College Township Road.
  2. Joseph and Rhoda Anthony, in 1800, settle on land now owned by H.D. Wright.  The Anthony graves are on the farm.
  3. Micajah Nordyke in 1804 settled on the present Nordyke, Drake, Henderson and Penn farms.
  4. Stephen and Joshua Hussey settled in 1807 where they later platted the village of New Vienna.
  5. Site of old tile mill.  South of the B & O Railroad and west of Careytown Road.
  6. The Indian Lot" or "Downing Lot" where, in April 1791, Timothy Downing killed one Indian and injured another to escape after being captured.  On high ground overlooking a branch of Cowans Creek east of Dailey Road and south of Antioch Road.  The land is now owned by A. Chandler.
  7. Snow Hill house, oldest remaining structure of its kind in the County.  Built by Charles Harris, Snow Hill was the first tavern and guest house to achieve lasting fame in the County's history.
  8. Highest elevation in Clinton County (1,163 feet) near Leeka Road.
    #9-19 are early school sites.

Further maps of the county and historical site listings follow:
1953 Historical Map of Clinton County, Ohio - NE portion of county with Wilson Township, Richland Township, Wayne Township, Union Township, and parts of Green Township and Liberty Township.

1953 Historical Map of Clinton County, Ohio - SW portion of county with Marion Township, Vernon Township, Washington Township, Clark Township, Jefferson Township and parts of Green Township.

1953 Historical Map of Clinton County, Ohio - NW portion of county with Vernon Township, Adams Township, Chester Township, Liberty Township, and parts of Union Township, Washington Township and Marion Township.

1953 Historical Map of Clinton County, Site Listing for Richland Township (Sites 6-13), Union Township, Vernon Township (Sites 1-2), Wayne Township (Sites 3-12) and Wilson Township.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

October News from "3" Years

October news from the "3" years from a large political rally in 1863 to a Daye Hardware Ad in 1973 includes new owner for New Vienna Mill (1893), a liquor referendum (1913), death of Mayor West (1943) and nomination of Billy Flint for Postmaster (1953).

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1863 Oct 1 - A write-up taken from the Cincinnati Gazette describes the Union Meeting held in New Vienna on Sept. 25.  This political rally brought "six or eight thousand ... from every portion of the country, to demonstrate in favor of [John] Brough" [Union Candidate for Ohio Governor who ran against anti-Civil War candidate Clement Vallandigham.]  One of the largest delegations,  was about 700 people from Clark township.  The rally was held in a farm grove.  [Hillsboro Highland Weekly News, Oct. 1, 1863 p.3]

1873 Oct 4 - For Sale - A bakery and confectionery, cheap.  Address: Bakery, New Vienna. [Cincinnati Enquirer Oct. 4, 1873 p.3]

12 Oct 1893 - John Boden purchased the New Vienna flour mill after it had failed with several owners.  [Clinton Republican Oct. 12, 1893]

1893 Oct 13 - The Ohio Board of Pardons is considering the case of 20 year-old Austin Moore of Highland County, who pleaded guilty to murdering his father near New Vienna in 1891. [Marion Star Oct. 13, 1893 p.1]

1913 Oct 28 - Under the Beal Law an election was held yesterday in New Vienna.  The "drys" won by 128 to 92.  [Cincinnati Enquirer Oct. 28, 1903 p.2]

1923 Oct 18 - Margaret Elton [1870-1964] of New Vienna, is appointed matron of the girls' industrial school in Delaware, after standing highest in the recent civil service examination for the position.  She has taught school in Highland County for 13 years and was five years matron of the Highland county jail as well as nine years chief matron of the Soldiers' and Sailors' orphans' home near Xenia, where her husband, J.P. Elton was superintendent. [Mansfield News Oct. 18, 1923 p.11]

1943 Oct 8 - Mayor of New Vienna Stricken - James R. West, 69, mayor of New Vienna for 12 years, suffered a cerebral hemorrhage at his home Tuesday about 6 P.M. and died Wednesday at 1:30 A.M. A native of near Lees Creek, Mayor West had spent most of his life in New Vienna. [Hillsboro Press-Gazette Oct. 8, 1943 p.2]
Found on Newspapers.com
1953 Oct 8 - Horse Racing:  Lovely H. owned and driven by John McDonald of New Vienna won both heats of the featured Class B pace at the Lebanon Raceway's harness race meeting last night. [John, 1910-1992, father of Jeannette Laymon] [Newark Advocate Oct. 8, 1953 p.20]

1953 Oct 21 - Charles G. Blackburn, farmer of 270 acres near New Vienna said farmers "shouldn't cry 'gimme' to everything within our reach," in an article titled Farmers Differ on Government Aid. [Coshocton Tribune Oct. 21, 1953 p.6]

1963 Oct 23 - Billy L. Flint, New Vienna, nomination for postmaster submitted by President Kennedy to the Senate. [Lancaster Eagle-Gazette Oct. 23, 1963 p.32]

1973 Oct 2 - Ad for Daye Hardware, New Vienna, offering Console Stereo for $169.95. [Hillsboro Press-Gazette Oct. 2, 1973 p.2]

1973 Oct 11 - Glenn L. McElwee, 55, died in Knoxville, TN, following a heart attack.  He was born at Fort Hill in Highland County in 1918, and had taught school for 33 years in Wilmington and NewVienna where he was also a track and basketball coach.

Found on Newspapers.com

Saturday, October 26, 2013

1962-64 Linda Hughes - Peace Corps

Linda Hughes NVHS'59 Collage.  Left to right: 1957 Cheerleader, 1958 Homecoming Attendant; 1957 FFA Queen; 1959 Graduation Picture.

The Peace Corps was officially started in 1961 by President Kennedy and a year later two NVHS graduates were serving: Linda Hughes (NVHS'59) in Ethiopia and Doug Bernard (NVHS'61) in Brazil.  Any other New Vienna people who were part of the Peace Corps?

Found on Newspapers.comNew Vienna Girl Joins Peace CorpsLinda Hughes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hughes, New Vienna, Rt. 3, is Wilmington College's third graduate to enter the Peace Corps.
Having received her degree with a major in education and English in June, Linda expects to teach English or geography in Ethiopia.  She has left for training at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., where she will study Ethiopia and Amharic, its major dialect, and American politics.  After her training there is completed she will leave Sept. 4 for Africa.* * * * *
The above clipping is from the front page of Hillsboro's Press-Gazette, July 13, 1962.

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The letter that follows was sent to the Uible family during Linda's second year in Ethiopia. Transcription follows, as does a synopsis of Linda's life after the Peace Corps.  Thanks to the Hughes family for assisting me in this post, and especially to Laura "Weegie" Hughes Page for providing the biographical write-up.
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October 22, 1963

I want to thank you for the interesting letter you sent me in June.  And I'm ashamed of myself for not finding time to answer it before now, but if you've read any of my summer letters you'll realize I had a pretty exciting time.

I'm assuming that perhaps you've hard something about it, so I won't go into any detail.  The most interesting part was meeting so many different people and observing the ways of Egyptians, Cyprians, Jordanians, & Sudanize.  They resembled the people of this area in ancient dress and ways, but the signs of progress were much greater than in Ethiopia.

I am now sitting in the teacher's room of the school during my free period.  We don't have any study hall, but we do have an empty room which will be a library and a good one thanks to the Wilmington Community Project.  Those books haven't arrived, yet; but we're eagerly waiting.  I'm sitting here rather oblivious to what is being said by the others, because they're speaking in Tigrinya – one of the 6 local languages.  Two of the women teachers speak English, so they translate for us.  They've just been teasing me about putting holes in my ears, rings in my nose, & tatooes [sic] on my hands, feet & forehead.  These women don't follow these old customs, but their mothers & friends do.

The students understand English so much better and teaching is just so much easier in this second year.  I'm sure the same would be true if I were in the U.S.  As my roommate & I were walking down the street to the post office a man perched on his camel went trotting by only a couple of feet from us.  We remarked at how common place this sight was and how at home we now felt in this once strange land.  It makes me wonder what will be my feelings when I returned to the land of plenty – America. 

How is your sprouting family?  If each has grown as much as Weegie I'm sure I won't recognize them.  Though I hated to see the school lose their identification & personableness, I feel consolidation will bring more advantages and great challenges.  I'm so happy there is now a kindergarten, as I haven't met many people my age who didn't go to kindergarten, and it's about time they had one at New Vienna.

My family wrote that they're preparing another program on Ethiopia – I'm pleased that people are so interested, but wonder if it isn't becoming repetitious for you.  I've never seen any of my pictures on screen, so I don't have a very good idea of how they look.

I would certainly enjoy hearing from you and send my best wishes to all the Uibles.


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Linda Hughes, New Vienna HS of '59, graduated from Wilmington College ('62) and immediately entered the Peace Corps. She was stationed for two years In the Eritrea area of Ethiopia.

After returning from Africa via a trip through the Far East, Linda taught elementary school at New Vienna (1964-5) and subsequently in the Milford and Woodlawn schools in the Cincinnati area. Linda married William C. Wilson in 1966. She received her Masters degree in elementary guidance and counseling from Xavier University in 1968, and her Rank I in 1982 from Northern Kentucky University.

Linda and Bill relocated from Cincinnati to Williamstown, Kentucky, which was Bill's hometown. They were the parents of three children, Todd, Nicole and Stacy.

An enthusiastic planner and organizer, Linda continued being involved in education support at the local, county, and state level. The Grant County (KY) school parent volunteer organization, the Williamstown (KY) United Methodist preschool, and the Grant County Library children's story hour were all founded and developed by Linda based on her love of children and commitment to early childhood education.

Linda passed away at age 43 on October 6, 1984 after a 20 month battle with breast cancer, still orchestrating children's church activities and lesson plans in the last weeks before her death.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

1923 NV Canning Factory Destroyed

Clipping obtained from the Clinton County Historical Society and transcribed below, is presumed to be from the Wilmington News-Journal, September 24, 1923.  The writer of the article is unidentified, but the phrase "nothing that savors of definiteness" seems fitting.  Interesting that the night watchman made "the rounds . . . shortly before being awakened by the fire."  Was he sleepwalking??
The canning factory was rebuilt after the fire though no details are currently available on that construction. The canning factory was constructed in 1916, seven years prior to the fire: "C.L. BAUGH [Carlton Baugh 1878-1937] is building a new canning factory at New Vienna at Railroad tracks.  John HULL has contract." --Clinton County Democrat 27Apr1916 as abstracted by Josephine Williams & Adrian Roberts.  In 1963 the property was sold by the New Vienna Packing Co. to the New Vienna Farmers Elevator, a mill operated by Mac LAUGHLIN and Charlie HART.  See below.

Fire of Unknown Origin Sweeps Plant; Warehouse is Saved
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Fire of unknown origin swept the plant of the canning company, at New Vienna shortly after midnight Saturday, and by early Sunday morning the plant was completely destroyed, entailing a lost of approximately $25,000, about 50 per cent of which was covered by insurance.

Efforts of the volunteer firemen, who were favored by the direction of the wind, resulted in saving the warehouse, in which was stored the portion of this year's crop which had been placed in tin, but the flames wiped out the main factory building completely, destroyed the scales and the silo, and ruined beyond repair all the fine machinery which had recently been installed in the plant.

Watchman on Duty
A watchman was on duty and his report to the owners of the plant –– George M. NEFFNER, Dr. MATTHEWS and James R. WEST –– was that he had made the rounds of the factory only a short time before he was awakened by the flames, and found that the discovery of the fire came too late to save the plant.  The fire was first detected about 1 o'clock in the morning, and the plant was soon burned to the ground, the flames licking up the wooden building and its contents in amazingly quick time.

Investigation has failed to show a cause of the fire.  It is pointed out that recently all the electrical wiring had been inspected and much of it renewed, and danger in that direction was not thought possible.  Whether spontaneous combustion could operate in such a circumstance, with so little storage, is doubted, it is said.  However, to date nothing that savors of definiteness can be found by the investigators of the catastrophe.

In Midst of Season
The factory was in the midst of a very busy season.  The crop of corn was said to be unusually good this year, and fully 350 acres of fine corn are yet outstanding, one of the owners said today.  An effort is being mad to secure the co-operation of canning plants in neighboring towns, and a call has been sent to the Bates plant, in Wilmington; to the Swaim Cannery, at Sabina; to Clarksville and Leesburg for help in putting into tin the immense crop of the New Vienna country.

"We understand that all these plants have their hands full with their own corn," said Mr. Neffner to a newspaper questioner, "but we feel that by dividing the crop around it may be possible to handle it without loss to the growers."

Had Cut Insurance
When the plant was reconditioned a short time ago, with everything put into ship-shape, the owners decided to cut the insurance, and $3,000 was taken off, it is admitted by the owners, who now argue that they should have added that much to the sum carried, rather than deducted it.  The plant has been under the management of James R. West, as one of the owners, and Charles ELLIOTT had been assisting Mr. West.  The men are at a loss to explain how the fire could have started.

The local firemen did valiant work and saved the ware-house, but so far advanced was the fire when it was discovered there was not chance to save the plant.

Hope is being expressed that the efforts to get help from neighboring canning plants may succeed and thus solve the problem of saving the fine crop that the farmers of the New Vienna country were rushing to the factory.

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New Vienna Ohio Cannery c1940, Pictured in front row behind the "L" is David MARTIN.  
Image Courtesy of Larry Martin.

The cannery was a noisy and smelly place, but a chance for seasonal employment for many New Vienna area residents.  The Hakes family was also involved in the operation of the cannery during the 1940s and 50s according to Phyllis Tilton White.

Other cannery tidbits:

1939 - H.G. BATES has an interest in canning factories at New Vienna, Wilmington, Spring Valley and South Charleston.  His son, C.E. BATES, owns the Blanchester canning factory. --Hillsboro Press-Gazette, 20Jun1939, p3

1942 - Charles ELLIOTT, New Vienna, is financing a new tomato canning factory in Lynchburg. --Hillsboro Press-Gazette, 27Jan1942, p1 

1944 - Homer, WILLIAMS, New Vienna, has been named to manage the Lynchburg tomato canning plant this year. --Hillsboro Press-Gazette, 11Apr1944,p1

1952 - W.T. CREAMER, Wilmington, part owner and operator of the New Vienna Packing Co., said that this year's [corn] crop was larger than last year's in spite of the drought damage to early corn.  The New Vienna plant closed last week. --Hillsboro Press-Gazette, 19Sep1952, p1

1963 - Transfer of Real Estate from New Vienna Packing Co. by C. T. VANDERVORT and W.H. ROBINSON to New Vienna Farmers Elevator, Inc.  Another parcel was transferred to the Elevator from Mary Elizabeth CREAMER. --Hillsboro Press-Gazette, 8Oct1963, p12

1976 - William E. COVERT & Sons advertise their lawn and garden tractor business located at the old canning factory. --Hillsboro Press-Gazette, 29Oct1976, p8

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Doc Noble's Drugstore 1924-1967

When Norman Cyril [later "Doc"] Noble was born on November 24, 1893, in Orange, Ohio, his father, John, was 33 and his mother, Inez, was 29. He married his first wife, Leona S. Baker Noble, on July 27, 1920, in Macon, Missouri. About 1953 he married his second wife, Jennalou Green Engle Noble, in Ohio.  Marrying Jennalou, Doc Noble became step-father to Eugene Engle (NVHS 1962).
Doc Noble at New Vienna Drug Store 1956.  Image Courtesy of Mike Whited.
Noble was a registered pharmacist, and owned and operated Noble's Drug Store in New Vienna for 43 years, 1924 to 1967. He died in March 1967 in New Vienna, Ohio, at the age of 73, and was buried in Lebanon, Ohio.

The drug store during Doc Noble's tenure was a dimly lit space with a magazine rack near the front window and though Doc Noble generally sat behind a counter in the middle of the store, he kept an eagle eye on anyone looking at the magazines or comic books.  He was known to call parents if young eyes wandered to the more racy magazines or acted at all suspiciously.  There were many glass cases around the walls, small tables (at one time there was a soda fountain), and shelves going up to the ceiling along the walls.  There was a postcard rack with New Vienna and other local scenes depicted.

Doc Noble's sister, Alma Nease Noble, 1901-1992, had a PhD in romance languages.  She taught French and Latin at the college level.  In 1985 she established at Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, the Norman Cyril Noble Memorial Scholarship Fund for academically successful students who show financial need.

In addition to the apartment above the drug store, Doc Noble also had a farm on Noble Road where he had Belgian Horses.

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Ancestry.com info about Norman Cyril Noble.

New Vienna Drug stores & Druggists

The 1976 booklet, Historic Buzzard's Glory: New Vienna, Ohio 1827-1976, lists one druggist (Rogers) in 1856, 2 drug stores in 1876, and one in 1976.

New Vienna Drugstore, known later as Noble's Drugstore and then as New Vienna Pharmacy, was in operation as a pharmacy from the 1880s until the 1970s.  The drug store was a long narrow building in the center of the downtown block on the south side of Main Street.  In 2013 the former drug store location is on the west side of the Sunrise Bakery which is owned/run by the daughter of Doc Noble's stepson.

The drug store during Doc Noble's tenure was a dimly lit space with a magazine rack near the front window and though Doc Noble generally sat behind a counter in the middle of the store, he kept an eagle eye on anyone looking at the magazines or comic books.  He was known to call parents if young eyes wandered to the more racy magazines or acted at all suspiciously.  There were many glass cases around the walls, small tables (at one time there was a soda fountain), and shelves going up to the ceiling along the walls.  There was a postcard rack with New Vienna and other local scenes depicted.

There were at least four pharmacist/owners:
  1. William Henry 1880s -1890s
  2. Unknown(s) 1890s - 1900s
  3. John M. Bettetao (Battelas, or Bettatas) listed on 1900 census as 55-year-old druggist/proprietor in New Vienna.  No other information found on him other than he was single and living in the Fealy Hotel (later Wells Mfg. building).

    Fairfax West (1844-1927) is listed as a druggist in New Vienna in 1900; a pharmacist in 1910 and a drug store clerk in 1920.

    Also on the 1900 Census, Richard Mason Williams is listed as a druggist as he was on the 1880 census. Possibly he ran one of the two drugstores listed as being open in 1876.
  4. William Cushing Higley 1900s - 1924 
  5. Norman Cyril Noble 1924 -1967
  6. Charles Henderson 1973 - about 1977
Frank Hussey drowns
Hillsboro News-Heral
d July 28, 1887 p. 7
William Henry had a New Vienna drug store in the 1880s.  In 1887, one of his clerks, Frank Hussey, son of the deceased Simon Hussey, drowned while bathing in an old gravel pit on the Conard farm near Auburn Meeting-house in Penn Township.  He was with two or three other young men about his same age (21 or 22), but none of them were able to swim, and Frank evidently got beyond his depth. [Hillsboro News-Herald, July 28, 1887.]  In 1900 the census records show the Henry family, which then included six children, living in Greenfield.  Daughter, Della C. Henry Dunlap, graduated from NVHS in 1892.  Henry's wife, Leanna Hussey Henry, born in New Vienna in 1854, was the daughter of Nathan Hussey.

Fairfax West, son of Joseph Benson West and Sarah Olive Grice West, was born in Wayne Township, Clinton County in 1844.  After serving in the Civil War, he married Mary Lurena Susannah Wilkinson in 1866, and worked as a druggist in New Vienna for the rest of his life.  They were the parents of nine children including: Edmund, Effie, Sarah, William, James, Martha, Olive, Zilpha (NVHS 1897) and Fairfax, Jr., West.

Richard Mason Williams married Margaret Adelia Rulon in 1871 and they were the parents of Guy Rulon Williams 1872-1940.  Guy graduated from NVHS in 1889.  Margaret was born in New Vienna in 1849.  Richard was born in Virginia in 1846 but his family moved to Green Township, Clinton County in 1849.

William Cushing Higley, operated a drug store in New Vienna from the early 1900s until 1924, when he died at age 71.  His family, which included a daughter, Mamie, born 1898, lived in Penn Township in 1910 and in Green Township in 1920.  Mamie was a pharmacy student in 1920 but was not a graduate of NVHS as far as can be ascertained.  Prior to moving to New Vienna, Higley was a druggist in Coolville, Ohio, Athens County, where he was later buried.  Ancestry details on him can be found at this link.

Norman Cyril "Doc" Noble – see separate blog post.

In 1973 the New Vienna Pharmacy reopened after renovation by Charles Henderson, a registered pharmacist-manager, who operated the store for a limited period of time.  Little is known of Charles Henderson and his efforts to continue operating a drug store in New Vienna.  Possibly he was from Hillsboro.  There was an ad in the Dec. 1976 Hillsboro newspaper for the New Vienna Pharmacy but nothing can be found after that date.

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Ancestry.com info about William Henry
Ancestry.com info about Fairfax West
Ancestry.com info about Richard Mason Williams
Ancestry.com info about William Cushing Higley

Saturday, September 28, 2013

September News from "3" years

1863, 1873 and 1883 news from the Highland Weekly News, published in Hillsboro, Ohio 1853-1886; 1893 and 1913 news from the Hillsboro News-Herald; 1943, 1963 news from Hillsboro's Press Gazette. Other sources as listed below.

1863 Sept. 10 - Meeting of the grand Union Basket Meeting will be held at New Vienna on Sept. 25.  Ohio Gov. Tod had promised to be present as well as many other fine speakers.  The New Vienna committee is composed of Benj. SMITH, C.C. BOWERS, Jno. MATHEWS, and J.C. GREEN.

1873 Sept. 4 - Rev. Mr. MOORE of New Vienna preached to good audiences in the Baptist church.

1873 Sept. 10 - Marriage of Emma ARTHUR to T.J. ASHDELL.  Emma is the daughter of Edward ARTHUR, a New Vienna banker. --Cincinnati Enquirer p.5

1883 Sept. 12 - Commissioners of the Mt. Olive free turnpike awarded remainder of the bonds, $6,000 in all, to the contractor of the pike Dr. A.T. JOHNSON of New Vienna.  These bonds can be purchased from the Dr. at a reasonable price.

1883 Sept. 19 - J. A. ROBBINS [of New Lexington (Highland)] has been employed to help to the brickwork of the new hotel at New Vienna.

1893 Sept. 6 - D.D. CHANEY appointed as Methodist minister for New Vienna and New Lexington [Highland].   --Cincinnati Enquirer p.5

1893 Sept. 19 - A fatal train collision near Chicago killed nine persons, including J.W. POWELL of New Vienna.  --Salem (Ohio) Daily News p.2  A Young man named Penn, a bank clerk at New Vienna, was traveling with Mr. Powell and is now missing, and no word of him can be obtained. --Hillsboro News=Herald, Sept. 21, 1893, p.5.

1893 Sept. 28 - [For those not wanting the gruesome details on the above mentioned article, skip this paragraph.]  Mr. Powell's body was horribly mangled.  His legs were cut off near the body.  His arms were severed, and one of them was never found.  His head was crushed.

1903 Sept. 8 - Rev. A. HAMILTON appointed to the Methodist pulpit in New Vienna.  --Piqua Daily Call p.2

1923 Sept. 3 - William B. BONHAM of New Vienna, is an Ordained Elder of the M.E. [Methodist Episcopal] Church.  --Cincinnati Enquirer p.7

1943 Sept. 3 - Hunting licenses can be purchased at Kibler Implement Co. in New Vienna.

1943 Sept. 7 - Aviation Cadet, Robert G. THOMPSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pete THOMPSON  of New Vienna is enrolled in pre-flight school at San Antonio, Texas.

1953 Sept. 12 - Janet BERNARD of New Vienna, showed the junior fair champion, Southdown ram, winning the state Southdown award.  --Marysville Journal-Tribune p.3

1963 Sept. 6 - Mrs. Wendell TRENARY, New Vienna, was hostess for the Hudson reunion held Mon. at Leesburg Roadside Park.

1963 Sept. 10 - Death of Miss Elizabeth HODSON, 85, of New Vienna.  She was born November 12, 1877 in Highland County, daughter of Eli HODSON and Sophia McFADDEN HODSON.  She was survived by nieces and nephews.

1963 Sept. 13 - Mr. and Mrs. Leonard SHAW of New Vienna announce the engagement of their daughter, Deanna Sue, to Mr. Jerry C. DAVIS, son of Mr. Frank A. DAVIS of New Vienna and the late Mrs. Davis.  Both Miss Shaw and her fiance are graduates of New Vienna High School.

1963 Sept. 17 - Ad for Clark's Family Clothes, New Vienna.

1963 Sept. 17 - Announcement of marriage of Miss Janet Lee MILBURN, daughter of Mrs. Irma MILBURN of NV and Mr. Thomas MILBURN of Sabina, to Mr. George M. COX, son of Mr. and Mrs. William COX of New Vienna.

1963 Sept. 17 - Death of Stanley MORRIS, retired farmer who lived in New Vienna for some years.  He was survived by his wife Mara; as well as three sons and four daughters.

1963 Sept. 27 - Mr. and Mrs. Herschel HOOK of Hillsboro have purchased the Smith Restaurant in New Vienna from Clarence SMITH.  Mrs. Hook, formerly with the Ritz Restaurant in Lynchburg has had 15 years experience in the restaurant business.

1973 Sept. 7 - L. Eugene SMITH, owner of Smith Funeral Home, New Vienna, announced the purchase of Reynolds-Sulcer Funeral Home, Wilmington.

1973 Sept. 12 - Wedding reported of Joyce Ann SHANK, Sabina, and Mark D. ALLEN, New Vienna.

1973 Sept. 18 - Etta May [POST] SELPH, 84, of New Vienna, passed away on Sept. 13.  She was born in Highland County April 3, 1889.  She was survived by her daughter, Mrs. Heber FAUBER [Jane NVHS 1944] and four grandchildren: Larry, Penny, Teddy and Ricky.

1973 Sept. 28 - William (Bill) MANOR, a 1973 graduate of East Clinton, has enlisted in the Air Force. --Xenia Daily Gazette p.12