June 11,1919 Minor Accidents in Northeastern Indiana
Kendallville, IN. 6-11-1919
___ (first name not readable) Vega a Mexican, one of three
carloads of laborers enroute from Mexico to Toledo met with a
accident here yesterday afternoon. Evidently his arm was hanging
the car window when it was struck by a loose door on a passing
on the opposite track and the arm was badly mangled. The
happened just west of Kendallville, and he was taken from the
here, rushed to lakeside hospital and his arm amputated.
Ligonier, Ind., Jan. 9
James Brown, the notorious Kesler bandit, was to-day sentenced
twelve years in the Indiana Prison North. Brown took the stand
a confession. He stated that John and Abe Smalley, two
desperadoes of this county, forced him into the crime and that
night of Sept. 12, as the train was nearing the Kesler switch
was stopped and he shot the engineer. The Smalleys then blew
express car and jumped in, bound and gagged the messenger, and
dynamite they blew open the safe and took about $16,000. They
for the woods and divided the money, afterwards going to Ionia,
traveling only by night. The judge read a petition signed by two
hundred citizens of Allegheny county; Michigan, praying for
dismissal, as he was considered a good citizen. Brown made a
clemency and took the verdict very coolly. Engineer Knapp,
was shot by Brown, appeared against him.
Indiana Journal January 15, 1896
Curtains Destroyed by Blaze,
KIMMELL Ind., July 21
After doing some cleaning with gasoline, Mrs. Leonard Van Vorris
there was any danger and struck a match to light a lamp which
the window curtains. Help was rolled and the blaze was soon
extinguished without much damage, except to the curtains and the
paper. She escaped without Injury.
COLUMBIA CITY, Ind , July 21
Joseph Rogers, who was arrested several weeks ago for contempt
for failure to provide for his four minor children and pay the
support them which the court ordered paid when his wife was
from him, was before Judge Wrigley yesterday in the Whitley
court. An affidavit in four counts was filed against him, each
charging that he had not supported his four children, Edayl,
Fred and Williard, and had deserted them. The case was continued
the, September term and Rogers was remanded to Jail where he has
since he was brought back from Wellington, Ohio, to answer to
charge of contempt of court.
Farm Home Burnt.
COLUMBIA CITY, Ind, July 21
The Joshua, Schuman farm home in Richland township was destroyed
fire which started in the roof from sparks from an overheated
yesterday shortly after noon and the lose will be in the
of $2 000 which is partially covered by Insurance. The
unoccupied at the time as the Schumans recently built a new
the old two-story frame house which was used as a storage place
summer kitchen. Part of the furniture and goods stored
gotten out by the neighbors but none of the articles stored
were saved. The Brand garage In this city was called for help
Brand and Karl Diffendarfer responded with fire extinguishers
were used to save the chicken coops The wind carried the flames
from the new building.
S. Anderson COVILL, of Ligonier, twenty-one years ago suddenly
abandoned his family and disappeared. His business affairs were
in excellent condition, and it was supposed he met with foul
before yesterday he equally as suddenly returned home, and he
explanation for his long absence. Mr. Covill was drawing a
the time of his disappearance, and this has been suffered to
during his absence.
Indiana General News Items from the Indianapolis News 11
Page 6 column 5 and 6
Delia BIRD, the sweetheart of Mervin KUHNS, the Noble county
is only fifteen years old. She was married when thirteen years
to William OCTOBOCK, of Waldron, Mich., but after six weeks he
her and she has never seen him since. Kuhns found her at
and the attachment being mutual, he took her to his father's
Noble county, where they remained for several weeks, and then
Fostoria, O. Here he robbed her of all her money, even taking
bracelets, and his capture soon after followed. She wants him
general principles, claiming if he is ever released he will kill
site because he has been made to believe she betrayed him to the
Indiana General News Items from the Indianapolis News 11
Page 6 column 5 and 6
LIGONIER, Ind., Jan.16. 1896 – Henry Rosenberger, charged with
was to-day sentenced to five years in the Indiana Prison North.
fire to the buildings on the Kendallville fair grounds,
property and valuable horses amounting to $16,000. Governor
who was addressing the people on the grounds at the time of the
was compelled to stop owing to the excitement.
Contributed by Laudi (Albers) Culbertson
Ligonier, Ind., Oct. 23.—Miss Faye Tyler, daughter of Mrs.
Tyler and Luther L. Prye, a prosperous young farmer near Kimmel,
married last Saturday. Mr, and Mrs. Prye will reside on the
Joe Croop had his tonsils removed Monday.
Leon Schlotterbach, who is employed in Elkhart, spent Sunday
Ira Miller is working at the carpenter's trade in South Bend.
Miss Willena Wigton .has scarlet fever. There is also a case, in
Carper family, southwest of town.- :
Dr. and Mrs. Blackspent Monday and Tuesday in Chicago.
Albert Warner has sold, his property on the North side to Mrs.
Christian Slabaugh, and with his family expects to move to
J. C. Hite had several fingers mangled by a revolving saw at the
Ligonier Autobody factory where he is employed.
Will Gibson is visiting local friends.
Robert Randall the well known painter and
hanger suffered an injured shoulder when he fell from a ladder.
Through, the efforts of Mrs. E. G., Thompson a beautiful
"The Birth of the American Flag," has been placed in the public
Arrangements are completed for the opening of the new skirt
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Myers are moving to Mendon, Mich.
B. F. Wllkerson of Fort Wayne has leased the room formerly
Sack's bakery, and will open a harness repair shop November
Mr. Wiikerson was formerly employed in the A. Beazel
George Hostetter is limping painfully as the result of being
a horse while at his farm a few days ago
The W. F. M. S. of the Methodist church was very pleasantly
Tuesday afternoon by Mrs. Jennie Drain and Mrs. Harry Mentzer.
meeting was held a week-prior to the regular day for the
complimentary to Mrs. M. R. Collins, who will leave next
for Muskogee, Oklahoma, to remain several months.
Wiley Pollock, who has been acting as principal of the High
since the resignation of E. H. Mundell, will retain that
the rest of the year.
LeMar Hussey of Toledo visited his parents the first part of the
Mrs. Claude Brown of Toledo is the guest of her cousin, Mrs. W.
Charles A. Joray, who recently returned from service overseas,
resumed his former position with the National Carbon company of
Mrs. Howard Brown and daughter, Helen, who were the guests or
Mrs. Black, returned to their home in Garrett last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Dean Wagner of Elkhart spent Sunday with his
Mr. and Mrs. Will Green have gone on a two weeks' automobile
Fort Wayne and Ohio.
A daughter was born Sunday morning to Mr. and Mrs. Avery Nulpa.
Date: October 23, 1919 Paper: Elkhart Truth
LIGONIER GIRL ASSAULTED; SUSPECT GUARDED CLOSELY
Daughter of Ira Gertif victim of Assailant and Police Take
Against Mob Violence
ALBION, Ind,, Nov. 20.—Ray Smith, who was arrested today on the
of criminal assault on 9-year o1d Bertha Gertif, daughter of Ira
of Ligonier, is guarded closely in jail here. Smith was
the crime when blood was found on his clothing.
The citizens of this territory assisted officers In the search
bloodhounds were brought Into service.
The girl was attacked last night while returning from a theater
She is in a critical condition and her recovery is doubtful.
Should the girl die the authorities fear feeling will be stirred
high pitch and precautions are taken against the formation of
The Indianapolis Star Sunday November 21, 1909
Postmaster Short In His Accounts.
Nobleville, Ind., Dec 8.--J.N Spidel, postmaster at Atlanta,
this county, a short in his official accounts $800 or
more. The Postoffice inspectors investigation, closing
with Saturday, disclosed a shortage of $800, and the examination
is not yet completed. As soon as the shortage became known
Spidel was dismissed, and Hugh Scully was appointed in his
Date Tuesday, December 8, 1896 Elkhart Daily Review (Elkhart,
Indiana) Page 2