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.