The following articles
January 6, 2005 by Jean Spiegelberg
Notes from transcriber:
The copy was transcribed from the microfilm exactly as it was - no
spelling corrections were made (including Bare Creek, Manawah, and Dacotah).
The Ogdensburg Leader was published until July 18, 1873, so additional
transcribing will be done later. Advertisements are only documented once,
but many of them
appeared in multiple issues of the newspaper.
Newspaper: Ogdensburg Leader, Published every Friday, Ratcliffe and
Hopkins, Editor and Proprietors, Terms: $2.00 – if paid in advance $1.50
Ogdensburg Leader, Ogdensburg, Wisconsin
Friday, January 3, 1873
Dogs a plenty
Regular trains commenced running on Monday last
– about four inches of snow fell in our vicinity on December 25th.
This will help our lumbermen admirably and other businesses as much.
Sleighing is splendid in our vicinity now and we see young folks are
enjoying it as well, but boys don’t hug the girls when you are out of
site of the town.
We received a call from Laura Cleaves last Saturday who recently arrived
home from Eureka where she is attending school.
– It is said that Mr. Lytle of Waupaca is about to start a bus line
running from Scandinavia daily connecting there with the trains.
– N. Livermore and Company are to build the Union Depot in Amherst. We
have no doubt that they will do it well; as they have been engaged in
bridge and depot building fro some time past.
– We have received a call from J. D. Dain, one of our schoolmates who
has spent the past two years in southern Dacotah. He arrived last
Saturday and reports times lively there – he says that wheat is selling
at $1.00/bu. And wood at $1.50/cord. This is a little ahead of
Quite a number of teams are going into the woods of late and among
others were a couple of teams owned by Gallway and Baker. Loaded with
oats they passed through our village on Sunday last. While turning
around in the street in front of the Excelsior House, they ran astride
of a large stone and turned over. After working about an hour, they
decided to leave the load and go to camp without it. We think it would
be a grand idea if our streets were rid of such obstructions.
The horse disease killed about a dozen horses in
Fond du Lac.
In Probate –
Waupaca County Court
Guardianship of the minor heirs of Anna Jacobsen, deceased
Job Printing - Having our office in good running order, we are prepared
to take orders for all kinds of job work from a poster to lady’s
visiting cards, programmes, ball tickets, bills and letterheads, labels,
pamphlets, envelopes, law briefs, blanks, and in fact everything that
can be done at a country job office. (no name)
Friday, January 3, 1873
V. Balch Insurance Agy
Etna Ins. Co. of
Home Ins. Co. of
Hartford Fire Ins.
Co. of Hartford
Phoenix Fire Ins.
Co. of Hartford
St. Paul Fire and
Logs – A large number of logs are being drawn to the saw mill of
Livermore and Company this winter. This speaks of a lively time in the
lumber trade next summer
The following officers were installed for the ensuing term at the last
meeting of Waupaca Lodge #208 I.O.O.F.
Joe H. Woodnorth – N.G.
Ed Sellnick – V. G.
L. Stern – R. S.
Chas Churchill – R.S.
Wm. A. West – T.
For Sale: At the house of H. J. Pitcher in the village, a splendid
parlor cook stove belonging to S. Stewart. Please call and examine.
Common lumber $10.00
Dimension lumber $12.90
Lath $ 6.00
Sleigh runners, road $ 3.50/set
Sleigh runners, logging $ 3.00 - $5.00/set
For Sale: One Berkshire hog – 18 months. Breed: Pure
Berkshire. For further particulars – D. P. Jones, Little
Wanted: 50,000’ good white pine logs for building purposes for which
cash will be paid as soon as delivered at Ogdensburg mill.
N. Livermore and Company
Friday, January 24, 1873
Case of small pox at Waupaca
Mr. Damon is talking of another dance on February 22.
We understand the wife of Mr. Grover at Amherst Junction died sometime
during the past week.
spite of all misgivings and doubts this winter is proving a driving one in
the lumber district. There probably is not as many camps running this
winter as there was last, but those who are in are doing a driving
business. There is about 2’ of snow in the woods which is enough and more
than is really needed. At the camp of Casey Brothers during the past
week, 500 logs were put in with two teams in five days. Not very bad,
Ogdensburg Leader, Ogdensburg, Wisconsin
Friday, January 31, 1873
Ogdensburg and Freight
little village need not be ashamed of its receipts and shipments.
Carloads of lumber and wood are daily leaving our depot. Our sister
village, Waupaca, also furnishes a carload occasionally.
are now in possession of a telegraphic operator and Mr. Moses takes
position as operator. Of course, this isn’t a village Chartes, but it is
a step towards it.
There are 17 names on the register of the county poor farm.
Abel Colburn of Baldwin’s Mills is not expected to live.
stave factory of Dedolpt and Liptkey is doing a “driving business”. Their
staves are all sawn, split, and dressed by machinery. This factory turns
out some of the best tight work in the state.
Old Settler’s Meeting
annual meeting of the Old Settler’s Society of Waupaca County will be held
at the courthouse in the Village of Waupaca on Wednesday the 19th
day of February, 1873 at 1:00 p.m. According to the constitution adopted
at the first annual meeting held at Weyauwega in March, 1872, every person
who resides in Waupaca for the term of 15 years may be admitted to the
society as a member and all such are cordially invited to be present.
Geo. W. Taggert
A. D. Smith
E. L. Brown
Mrs. Mary A. Walker, widow of the late Robert J. Walker died in Washington
on Monday. She was the granddaughter of Benjamin Franklin
Friday, February 7, 1873
The water tank at Scandinavia works very ineffectually and the railroad company will either have to rebuild or remove it next spring.
L. Baker, our blacksmith on the old Waupaca Road is in business up to his
elbows. Our friend B is a good workman and adopts low prices and ready
pay as his motto.
is said that small pox is raging fearfully near Stevens Point.
week Thursday the dwelling of W. Russell situated on the Waupaca Road,
about 2 miles south of our village was destroyed by fire. Mr. Russell was
absent at the time, and but for aid afforded by Mr. Corwell and two other
men whose names we are not familiar, it is very probable that the contents
of the house would have been destroyed also. The home was not insured –
it places the family in straitened circumstances.
Thursday the thermometer only stood at 33 degrees below zero.
Friday, February 14, 1873
Several of our young ladies and gents are learning the telegraph business.
were misinformed last week as to the distance Mr. Rich hauled his 59,000
foot of longs. It was 2-1/2 miles – not 1-1/2 miles. Better yet.
Livermore is fast pushing the depot to completion up at Amherst Junction.
hotel of H. Livermore also is nearing completion as fast as men and means
can make it.
Damon has disposed of the Excelsior House to Mr. Mallory. Mr. Damon, for
the short time he’s been in the hotel business, has won many friends and
his change will be regretted in many ways, yet we have no fears but what
the present proprietors will keep the house up to the present standing.
paid our village school a visit on Friday last and found it progressing
finely under the management of Mr. G. Ratcliffe. The school has had one
teacher before this winter, but had some difficulties with the large
scholars and finally gave it up as a bad job; but as it is going on at
present we see no reason why one should be dissatisfied.
enormous black eagle measuring 7-1/2’ from tip to tip was captured in a
fight with a fox at Auroville last week. The boy who caught the eagle was
a 12-year-old boy.
To erect the
Nebraska State Orphan Asylum
To be drawn in public March 31, 1873
Tickets $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00
Tickets set by express C.O.D., if desired
1 cash prize $75,000 1 cash prize $25,000
1 cash prize $15,000 1 cash prize $10,000
1 cash prize $ 5,000 1 cash prize $ 4,000
balance of prizes, send for circular
This legal enterprise is endorsed by his Excellency Gov. W. H. James and
the best businessmen in the state. The limited number of tickets on hand
will be furnished to those who apply first.
For full particulars, address J. M. Pattee, Mgr., Omaha, Neb.
Friday, February 21, 1873
There is a rumor that the small pox is in our vicinity. Vaccination
should be attended to.
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