Monday, January 28, 2013

January News from the "3" Years

Old news from the New Vienna area in January of the "3" years.

1863, 1873 and 1883 news from the Highland Weekly News, published in Hillsboro, Ohio 1853-1886; 1893 news from the Hillsboro News-Herald. 1923, 1933 and 1953 Hillsboro newspapers are not available online, nor is the Wilmington News-Journal currently available online.
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January 22, 1863 - John Mathews, New Vienna, Clinton County, appointed Assistant Assessor of the U.S. Assessor's Office of the Sixth District.  His territory is composed of the following Townships:  Green, Clark, Washington, Marion, Vernon, Adams, and Jefferson.

January 30, 1873 - Dr. A.T. Johnson, of New Vienna, was in Hillsboro on Tuesday.  He says they are still looking anxiously for the coming of the Southern Ohio R.R.

January 10, 1883 - Jacob Dove, an old and respected citizen of this county [Highland] died during the night of January 2nd.  Upon retiring he was in his usual health, and was found dead the next morning.  He was 66.  [Born in New Jersey about 1817, he moved to Clinton County prior to 1840, and was responsible for the "Dove Addition" in New Vienna which ran along Pearl St, south of SR-73 and was platted in 1856.]

January 10, 1883 - Telephone connection is now complete with New Vienna, New Antioch, Wilmington, and from there to Sabina.  See previous blog post Early Telephone Service to New Vienna.

January 17, 1883 - Dr. Lindley, of New Vienna spent a couple of days here [Leesburg] looking after his business interests.

January 17, 1883 - Mr. Cal. Baum, of New Vienna, has accepted a position as traveling salesman for the wholesale notion house of Louis Wald & Co., of Cincinnati.  Mr. Baum is an excellent business man and will prove a valuable acquisition to any house with which he is connected.  [Calbert Baum, 1852-? is listed in the 1880 census as a New Vienna grain merchant.  He was the son of Henry and Elizabeth Ann Terrell Baum.]

January 17, 1883 - R.E. Porter of New Vienna pens a response to an article on "Farmers' Boys" about whether young men should stay on the farm.

January 24, 1883 - Dr. A.T. Johnson and wife, of New Vienna, intend taking a trip to Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas, visiting Hot springs and Galveston for their health, and expect to be gone about two months.

January 19, 1893 - Eight couples from Hillsboro sleigh-rode to New Vienna and enjoyed a supper and dance at the Harrison House before returning home.

1903 Jan 7 - Dr. R.T. Trimble of New Vienna is a member of a committee recently appointed at the meeting of the Associated Charities of the state, on crippled and deformed children.  "Plans and methods for the founding of an institution for the cure and benefit of this class of people are being discussed."  --The Marion Star (Marion, Ohio) 7Jan1903p3

January 11, 1953 - Gary Boldman, teacher at New Vienna school, married Donna Myers on Dec. 31, 1952, in Wilmington.  [Coshocton Ohio Tribune]

January 25, 1953 - George M. Neffner, long time merchant and resident of New Vienna, former Ohio state Statistician 1927-1940, and Ohio Secretary of State, 1940-41, died on Jan. 23, 1953. [Elyria Chronicle Tribune]  [He married Olive West c1901, and had three children who graduated from NVHS.  George Jr. in 1921, Dorothy Hayes in 1927, and Howard in 1928.  Neffners lived in the house across from the school on the NW corner of 2nd & College which was later the residence of the Bob and Joellen Rulon Streber family.]

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