Contributed by Cathy_Labath
Description: variousDate: January 29 1901
Newspaper published in: Davenport
Eldridge, Ia., Jan. 28-
Everybody was sleight riding Sunday.
..the ice men are getting nervous.
..The Long Grove orchestra will play at the Farmers' Institute on Friday
..Dr. Baker, of Davenport, was here on a professional visit Thursday evening
..Henry Ruck and wife, of Rock Rapids, Ia., spent last week in this vicinity
..Two of the schools west of town have been closed until the smallpox scare blows over
..The George Steffe farm, four miles east of town was sold Jan. 18 to Peter Schneckloth for $112.50 per acre. That is the highest price ever paid for farming land in this vicinity
..Dr. Kemmerer has sold his farm north of town also his farm southwest of town
..Several hoboes were here several days last week, but when the thermometer began to register zero they started for a warmer climate
..Mayor Henry Gertz will deliver the address of welcome at the Farmers' Institute Thursday morning
..Hugh Bryson has sold the house and lot now occupied by Henry Bruhn...Hogs are still $500 per hundred here
..Henry Wiese has sold almost two carloads of corn grinders this winter.
..Herman Ewalt has completed the building of R.K. Brownlie's house in Long Grove.
..Henry Wiese has erected a large addition to his hardware and implement store. Henry's business is expanding.
Long Grove, Ia., Jan. 28.-
The last snowfall was taken advantage of last Sunday evening by a sleighing and surprise party given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Mier at Long Grove and all had a good time. After a sumptuous supper was served and dancing was indulged in until a late hour in the morning. Those present were: Miss Clara and Nora Boecken, Miss Lena Zabel, Miss E. Schmidt, Miss M. Mier, Miss A. Vogt, Fritz Kroeger and wife, Henry Petersen, Hy Gotsch, E. Boecken, T. Skelly, W. Priester, Wm. Reimers and wife, Herman Oetzman, Henry Greves and wife and Casper Knippe. The music was furnished by C. Knippe and E. Skelly.
Big Rock, Ia., Jan 28-
Frank Blackman it is reported, will soon move with his family to Tipton, where he can give his children a better school education.
..G. Horstman was home for Sunday from his studies at Davenport.
..It is reported that we have a new postal clerk at the home of Postmaster Frank Follett and family. Mother and child are progressing nicely.
..James Goddard was a passenger for Davenport last week to see his family.
..Mrs. Ollie Nisbet, of Little Rock, Ia., is home to visit with her people and also to see her many friends of years gone by.
..Many of our people have the grip.
..Charles Hickson went to Dixon to call on relatives.
..Icemen are looking for colder weather.
..Mrs. Kate Gisher, of Chicago, came home a few days to visit with her mother, Mrs. Mary Burns.
..Many of our people attended the funeral of Mrs. Bridget Keane who died four miles northwest of town at the home of her son-in-law last Monday night. The funeral occurred her Wednesday morning. The remains were taken to Davenport and interred in St. Mary's cemetery.
..Mrs. White has been sick with the grip for some time.
..John Madison went to Dixon last week to call upon friends.
..Farmer Burns is home for a few days.
..Elder George Bullock moved to Detroit, Ill. where he and his family will reside for the coming year.