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Strawberry Point Mail Press Newspaper Archives Nov 26 1903, Page 8

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Strawberry Point Mail Press (Newspaper) - November 26, 1903, Strawberry Point, Iowa I 1ft 1 7 i widower from living on the Henry farm and the Bride was miss the Daugh Ter of and James allo Bixby officiated at the and a goodly num Ber of relatives and friends witnessed the interesting a sumptuous dinner succeeded the tying of the knot and the Day altogether was one of great pleas ure and much find Dickinson moved the next year to Clear Lake with Joseph both of the gentlemen be ing identified with the laying out of the town site of Clear the first election was very exit the Campaign proceeding it being a spirited on the Day appointed the voters of the town ship met at the polling place the Tracy House to vote for a Justice of the it is not recorded who the candidates were but upon counting the four votes twas found that Between the two Nomi nees there was a Tracy having two and his opponent so lots Ware cast and to James fell the Honor of the election 13o it said in tins con that Tracy served with dignity and reflected much credit upon the voters whose Choice to this the first tax receipt issued in cuss township was Given to Giles and bore the signature of treasurer the Franklin none of the receipt was printed but was All written the most important event of the year was the marking off and organization of the township of the order for this separation into an organized township being signed by w and another first thing occurring in this year was the erection of the first Mill by David who had in this same year settled in the in connection with his Corn grinding he ran a turning lath making splint Bottom he was an Odd character and Many Are the stories told of his he prospered in his business enterprises for some time to the extent that he erected a larger Mill and a better but a flood came and swept his possessions after probably he sold his land and moved to Jones in the year the Winnebago reservation was moved on Alexander a virginian by and Ozias Clark settled in i with Blake brought the first team of horses to be owned in the his j Home was one of refinement and and he and his Chil Dren were Ever Foremost in the intellectual life of the in the fall of the year after their who is now a resident of Strawberry and who had received his education in Berrien county previous to moving to opened up a school in his fathers Home this being the first school taught in the Ozias Clark was a Canadian though his parents were Yankees who had moved into can clerk settled on farm where he lived for a number of and which he still he is a citizen whose efforts have always tended toward the Best for the welfare of his adopted before proceeding further with a history of the emigration to this it will amiss to speak of the vast Amott game abounding in this Region in the for ties and Early Deer and Bear Asa Alloway in tiie Winter of killing sixty of the which must surely haves provisioned Tho larders of the neighbourhood with an ample Supply of Venison at along with this wild was a abundance of Honey and this was a rare feast indeed combined with Corn meal to the Large Nui Uher of the jog Cabin seems the most primitive Home but in Tho Pioneer there were even More Primi Tive Homes than the log the earliest settlers constructed three faced Camps which As the name truce Walls with Tho fourth Side before this open space was built n Large log Heap which served for warmth and for cooking there wore no Dnnis or windows to those Camps hut the opening of one entire Side gave plenty of Light and on either Side of Flie fire were openings for Entrance and the log Cabin was a great improvement upon the three faced although the life of tiie Pioneer and his was one full of hard toil and lacked Many of the comforts thought necessary it was the life that made and there was a Deal of Sunshine mixed with the the visit ing Buck and Forth among the the Goin to meet us being pleasures of wholesome in the settlement of a new country in Ore often than net has among its drawbacks some sickness Peculiar to new and Clayton county settlers All had the fever and was called in those this was of to the impurities in the water and air upon the first opening sum of Twentyfive cents ppr about this or possibly a Little previous to the coming of the three named came the int Ennis live in the so Young men wore All musicians and they were notable additions to the social life of the John gallon also came in i us j also did Ambrose and car 1nlton after a residence i in t lie township of several years re moved to Taylor but his still makes Strawberry Point his Ambrose Carney bought out Samuel but lain moved out Alonzo who lived on the or rather near the sauce Liry ried of Samuel and lived with his family in Cass township until his in it was in that a Man by the name of Woods enc Lod a log building on his land which comprised what is now almost the entire site of Strawberry Point and opened a store his Stock of Mer Chandise consisted principally of poor if the stories afloat concerning him and his business be at any he did a thriving business and in 1803 he sold out his claim and the store to Sterns bought the claim belonging to Woods which was just West of the fathers and later Sterns platted this into town Cyrus Clough Anil his five sons and two daughters came to Cass township in and in a log House on their just West of the they lived for Nany two of the Cyrus and moved to two of and still reside in this and the remaining is a missionary to one of the we have heretofore mentioned As the Bride of David and the second married a Mission Ary in where she died nearly thirty years about this time Gardner and family moved to Strawberry Point or rather to Cass Gardner served As Justice of the the Albert Smith the Neide Efrank of the Landor turning of the soil in no wild animal of the Early Days did so much harm As the Wolf and the noise that they made about the settlements was if not As bad As the actual depredations for which they were it became a custom among the settlers to have a certain Day upon which they and Wolf their method of procedure was thus they would form a Circle which of ten comprised Sev eral Miles of then they would slowly close in toward the gathering not Only the but also the Deer and other guns were very Seldom Al Lowed on such a Hunting As their use would necessarily be Dan but dogs and horses were used in assisting in the capture of the from was steady to Clayton and Cass township received its full share in that Rev John Bli von and David with their came from Baker Libit occupying the Home on the Sloan after the burning of this lug he built a log House in Strawberry Point on the place since occupied by Lia Ker operated a Blacksmith his son assisting him in the Bliven purchased the present Bemis farm of the Bronson while Merrill took up a claim near the Blivet Tho property being now owned by Merritt built Tho first Frame Hautio in the try main being Tho master Carpenter working on its Ilia assistants in this building were Doyo and Stephen Gay up on Tho completion of the Dav id Merrill wan married to miss Jano Clough and to and his wife resided hero for a number of at Tho time of he to was Tho mail Carrier from Strawberry Point to Tho trip to and fro being Wilu on foot and Mcrritt receiving As u salary therefor the peace for a number of years and was Strawberry Points first this was the year Woods commenced the erection of his feed Mill about a half mile above Klein Leins present Mill but because of ill he was unable to finish it and Alex purchased his claim and completed the building of the Mill later in the Bailey the father of located in 1851 on Tho Fred Glass Wolcott was also the Stepfather of Carrie Rawson Mother of raw son of Strawberry his son Henry came to the township with buying of Alloway the Lles Twood three of Vanalstine daughters live in Strawberry vix and Kings lev other families moving o town ship in this year included Eliphalet Joseph Dexter and Bradford and Charles whom we have mentioned Eliphalet Allen entered a tract of land on which the present Deyo Home is and Here he built a log a son of and still lives in Straw Berry Joseph Baker later moved on Deyo first purchased the Gardner place but soon exchanged it for 120 on a part of which his present Deyo conducted a hotel and hit Era Cabinet shop on his ferrands claim was just South of town near the Cole school House while Stoe Wells was the present Wheeler farm and Bradford was also the Cole sch of present Knowles he was a Blacksmith and conducted a Smithy Here for a num Ber of Charles Blanchard had the first top buggy owned Jim the which proved the of much envy among the Yozing men of the neighbourhood As anyone May readily in among came John put and Alvah and Albert Lyman David and John the Hanson property in Straw Berry Point was coolers first location while Gardner settled on land just North of the depot re siding there until his he was a Justice of the peace and a township in both of which positions he proved his Worth and of he has a living Point Putney was a school teacher and also worked Alvah Bush was a Baptist minis Ter and he also taught his claim was the place now owned by Weig and Here he had a Post office for a Short the howards conducted a hotel in Strawberry one of the was interested in the publication of a Guttenberg news paper at one and another died in the army during the David Brown was the Man who Laid out and elaborately planned the City of Missi Sega on the Mac Oketa in Section he established a saw Mill and Blacksmith shop Here and that was the extent of the development or growth of John like the built and conducted a the first cemetery in Cass town ship was located on Tho present Perry Clough place just West of Strawberry but in 1853 a nest c3inetery was located in Strawberry Point and nearly All of Tho bodies Laid away in the old cemetery were rein erred in the now Tho first Frame shod House in the township was erected in Straw Berry Point in this the remains of same being still used As a part of the Gardner Wagon and repair shop on commercial in Moses Thompson and his three the Diu Ismore William and Gilbert Simon Jacob William Charles Calvin and William Avilliah sew John Curtis Alonzo Stephen Fowler Gil Bert Jewett emigrated and took up their abodes in this new if one but had the Lens of others should be added to this Roll of the Thompsons Buji Hithe first Brick building in Strawberry the Brick being burned for them on the Heswood the Dib Intro boys settled near county As also did Curtis Folsom and Joy still lives at Strawberry Point while Simon Arnett remained but four Jacob Nace settled on a farm in Section lumber also lived at various the Appleby an Interior

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