Hocking County Ohio News


The Ohio Democrat
September 18 1886
114 O V I Re-Union
Pursuant to call, the following survivors of the 114th O V I met at McArthur, Sept 1 1886, for the purpose of forming an Association: M B Radcliff, Circleville; Elias Moore, Kingston; J A Brunner, Circleville; John N Hood, Circleville; C Weiler, Circleville; H Gompf, Logan; Geo H Hartman, Logan; J M Beatty, Washington C.H.; Allen Heagler, Washington C.H.; J P A Dickey, Bloomingville; C H Thomas, New Holland; C D Gist, Athens; John Vansky, McArthur; E T Winters, McArthur; E Rose, New Plymouth; Henry Duddleson, Ural; E H Walter, Creola; James R Garey, Junction City; B N Rudesill, Maxville; W O Saffell, New Lexington; Noah Layman, Canal Winchester; E S Mellon, Cedar Hill; S B Goodwin, Union Furnace; I A Redfern, Jackson; Wash. Wyman, Logan; Thomas Merton, Canal Winchester.
M B Radcliff was elected Chairman and C D Gist, Secretary of the Meeting.
Officers for the ensuing year were elected as follows:
Allen Heagler-President
M B Radcliff-1st Vice President
C D Gist-Adjt. and Treasurer
J N Brunner-Quartermaster
J N Hood-Commissary
J P A Dickey-Historian
For the purpose of preparing a roster of the surviving members of the Regiment, the following Committee was appointed to obtain the address of the survivors and report the same to Adjutant C D Gist, Athens, O., and to notify him of any changes by death or otherwise during the year: Elias Moore, Kingston; John N Hood, Circleville; M H Millikan, Washington C.H.; Allen heagler, Washington C.H.; C A Thomas, New Holland; C D Gist, Athens; W O Saffell, New Lexington; E S Mellon, Cedar Hill; Jas. Coy, New Lexington; Wash. Wyman, Logan.
It was decided to hold the next Re-union at Circleville, Sept 15 and 16, 1887, and an invitation was extended to the 18th, 90th, and 20th regiments, O V I to meet with us at that time.
Interesting letters expressing the regrets of the writers at their inability to be present at out first meeting were read from-
Col. W B Maynard, Washington C H; Capt. E L Hawk, Newcastle, Cal.; Capt Jos. Bury, Hailey, Idaho; Capt C E Shultz, Fort Wayne, Ind.; P J Clark, Detriot, Michigan; F M Shulze, Circleville; J S East, Germantown, Ind.; and others.
A vote of thanks was extended to the press of McArthur and adjacent counties for favors shown, and the citizens of McArthur for their hospitality.
M R Radcliff, Ch'n
M M Gist, Sec'y
The Sunday Messenger
October 15 1944
With Hocking Service Men
LOGAN-Mrs Richard A Bateman (Erma Biggs) 37 W. hunter St., has been informed of he promotion of her husband, Richard A Bateman from Sergeant to Staff Sergeant. He is stationed in Australia.
Pvt Roy Kelch, Ft Bliss, Texas, is spending a furlough with his mother, Mrs John R Kelch, 159 Warner Ave. Pvt Kelch is a graduate of Logan Hish School class of 1942.
Dean Dollison returned to Wilmington, Del., Friday after spending a three day pass in Logan with his wife and children. Dollison made a round trip to England by plane just before coming to Logan.
Donald W Spencer, H A 1-c, who had been stationed at the Boston Receiving Station, for the past five months was recently transferred to the U S Naval Hospital, St Albans, Long Island. Mrs Spencer and her sister, Mrs Richard Allberry, who had been living in Boston have moved to St Albans where they are employed in defense industry on Long Island.
Natha Mae Eichel of the WAVES, who is stationed in California, will arrive in Logan this week for her first visit home in 20 months.
Mrs Robert Brandt, Columbus, spent Wednesday and Thursday with Mr and Mrs Carl Brandt, Spring St. Mrs Brandt left yesterday for San Diego, Calif., to be with her husband Seaman 1-c Robert Brandt. She was accompanied by Mrs Richard Johnson who plans to spend three months in Los Angeles.
On a three day pass from Fletcher General Hospital, Cambridge, Pvt. John E Miller is visiting his mother, Mrs Clara Miller, and sister, Mrs Jacob Fickle and family, Third St. Pvt Miller is convalescing from wounds received in combat duty in Italy.
Pharmacist's Mate 1-c Art Lear returned Thursday evening to Norfolk, Va., to report to his ship.
The Ohio Democrat
July 12 1890
[Advertisment by G W Brehm, Attorney at Law]

The Disability Pension Law passed June 27 1890.
Gives from $6 to $12 to every soldier who served 90 days in the last war, if permanently disabled in any way that prevents him from earning a support by labor. The disability need not have been incurred in the service.
Also gives $8 a month to widows of soldiers who served 90 days, without the time or cause of death, provided she is dependent on her daily labor. Also $2 additional for each child under 16, and if the child is insane, imbecile or helpless it is to continue during such disability.
Any soldier's parent who is now without other means of support than manual labor, if the soldier died in service or from any disability incurred in the service, may obtain $12 a month.
A pensioner under prior laws may apply under this one, or a pensioner under this one may apply under other laws, but can not draw more than one pension for the same period. Pension commences when application is filed. An application must be prepared under this law for one who claims under it, the claimant selecting any one he desires without reference to his old claim; the fee is $10 and paid when claim is allowed.
It is always best to have an attorney near your home, with whom you can consult on questions about your case.
I will prosecute claims under this or any former law with all the promptness that the work in the Pension Office will admit of. I make a specialty of procurring increase of pensions. Many pensioners are rated too low and can get an increase if the case is properly brought before the Department. I have had good success heretofore, and shall be pleased to have your patronage in the matter of pensions or other legal business.
Yours Very Truly,
G W BREHM
Dollison Block
Logan, Ohio
The Lancaster Daily Eagle
Wednesday, September 05, 1917
Edgar Campbell
Departs for Camp Sherman, Chillicothe, as the First Drafted Man.
To Fill Fairfield's Quota--Two Go From Logan and Five From New Lexington.
Edgar Campbell selected by the local board from the eleven of the draft from Fairfield county to be sent to Chillicothe left Wednesday morning on the 7:55 Pennsylvania train for Camp Sherman in accordance with orders to report to duty Wednesday afternoon. The other ten of the first draft needed for Fairfield's quota will be ordered to report sometime between the first and fifteenth of October.
Secretary T. T. Courtright of the local board was at the station to see Mr Campbell off this morning, to give him his final instructions and wish him God speed in his military mission.
Hocking county sent two men this morning as their first draft. Barton Holl, a cousin of the Lutz Bros. plumbers of this city, and Harold Koppe.
Five were on the 7:55 train from New Lexington as Perry county's share this time.
The Hocking Sentinel
July 10, 1884
58th RE-UNION
The re-union of the 58th regiment held here on the 4th was in the nature of a family gathering and was not largely attended by the general public. Our reporter however gathered the leading features of the occasion:
As the morning was too rainy to go to the grove, the meeting was held in the Opera House.
>The attendance was good and old comrades clasped hands and looked iinto each others faces who had not met since the days of active service in the field. To know that after a lapse of almost twenty years they again stood in the presence of each other, gave the occasion intense interest without the speaking of a word. But the way was opened by singing old war songs. This was followed by remarks by comrades S H Bright, Capt Jno. Hansen, W H Huls and Adjutant Defenbaugh and others.
All seemed to warm up to the occasion, and the feeling of comradeship swelled up in every heart. Dinner was taken by messes, after the most approved army style.
At 2 o'clock Col. W S Friesner delivered a most excellent historical sketch of the regiment, which he was by unanimous vote, requested to have published that it may be preserved. The old officers were re-elected with Jno. Hansen as an additional Vice President, making the present corps of officers as follows: President, Col. W S Friesner, Vice Presidents Col. F F Remple, E T Jackson, Capt Jno. Hansen, Secy. S H Bright, Treas Capt Wilfred Stiers.
The next reunion will be held at Millville on the anniversary of the running of the blockade at Vicksburgh by the boats on which most of the regiument were then serving.
Prominnt among the attendance from abroad was Adjutant Stephen Deffenbaugh, of Tarlton, who was severely wounded in the head at the fearful charge at Chickasaw Bayou, Liet. Miller of New London, Sargt. Leist and John Thomas as formerly of Co., [not readable] B.
The Hocking Sentinel
June 05, 1884
Decoration Day.
Decoration Day was properly observed by the citizens of Logan. The following programme was carried out. Master of ceremonies, Lloyd Myers. The order of the procession was as follows:
Procession formed on Main St., right resting on Market; deploying eastward at 1 30 o'clock pm in the following order:
Mayor and City Officials, Union School Board, Public Schools, Sabbath Schools and Choir, Decorating Committee, Martia'[l?] Band, Knights of Pythias, Sons of Veterans Ex-Soldiers and Sailors, Visiting Comrades, Jas. K. Rochester Post, G.A.R., and citizens.
Line of march, north on Market street to cemetery.
Exercises at cemetery; decorating graves; decorating hymn, Choir; Memorial services-officers of Post; Memorial Address, Col. S. Weldy; Hymn, America, Choir and Comrades; Benediction.
The Grand Army Ritual recited was somewaht tedious, and uninteresting to the large crowd of citizens in attendance.
The little girls with baskets of flowers who decorated the graves were under the dirction of Mrs George Heft. the little boys carrying flags were directed by Col. Wolf.
Col. Weldy's address was mainly directed to the rising generation, suggestive of patriotic sentiments, and the determination to be right and fight foir the right. The address was well received and highly complimented.
The exercises closed by a hymn from the choir, which was well rendered.
The Hocking Sentinel
June 4 1885
DECORATION DAY.
The exercises on Decoration Day in Logan were carried out in accordance with the programme published. The Knights of Pythias and the J K Rochester post G A R in uniform formed on the streets and marched in the procession to the cemetery. About one hundred children, under the direction of Mrs Pullen joined in the procession carrying baskets of flowers and wreaths. The graves of the soldiers had previously been marked by a cross, upon which the children placed an evergreen wreath, and upon the graves spread flowers. The Ritual of the G A R was recited, after which addresses were made by ex-Congressman McCormick of Gallipolis, and a gentleman named Haywood, a pension examiner from Washington. It was noticable that very few of the business houses closed, and that a large number of the town people did not attend.
The Hocking Sentinel
June 4 1896
Comrade Wilford Stires has been awarded a justly merited increase of pension. He is a gallant veteran of two wars, and a soldier always in the front. We hope he may live long to wear his honors and to enjoy the bounty of a just and generous government.
The Hocking Sentinel
June 4 1896
Memorial Day in Logan.
Memorial Day was properly celebrated in Logan on last Saturday.
The graves were decorated by the children under escort of the Grand Army of the Republic.
The addresses were delivered in the Opera House by Father Powers of St Johns church and Major C H Townsend of Athens.
Col. Weldy presided at the meeting. The excercises opened with invocation by Rev. Rudsill of the M E church and closed with benediction by Rev. Moore of the Presbyterian.
The Logan Band furnished excellent music, the Audience sang America, the grammar school The "Drummer Boy." and Miss Bessie Miller gave a recitation.
The day was delightful and the city thronged with people. Public business was suspended.
The Hocking Sentinel
April 12 1900
The 34th annual encampment, Department of the Ohio Grand Army of the Republic, will be held this year at Fiindlay, Ohio. A rate of one cent per mile has been fixed by all railroads. Findlay is a small but very thriving city of 25,000 pople in the center of the oil and gas belt. It is said that extensive preparations have been made to entertain the survivors of the Union Army in a way worthy of their merits. The city will be handsomly decorated. Speakers and soldiers of national repute will be present, the parade will be a grand feature and it is said that for the entertainment of the soldiers and visitors arrangements have been made to have an oil well shot very near the city, that the "go devil" will be dropped by some daughter of a veteran. This will be no mean display for those who have never witnessed such a thing.
We hope the patriotic people throughout the state will encourage the old boy{s?} by attending the encampment.
Findlay is 44 miles south of Toledo on the line of the T & O C the Big Four, the L E & W the Findlay, Ft. Wayne and Western and the C H and D.
The Hocking Sentinel
April 12 1900
--Annual Encampment G.A.R. Department of Ohio, Findlay, O., May 8th to 10th. $2.75 round trip from Logan. Dates on sale May 7, 8 and 9th, return limit May 11th.
The Hocking Sentinel
July 12 1900
--The pension of Robert Pierce of Logan has been increased to $24.00 a month. William Montgomery's pension increased also to $17.00 a month. Mrs Christian E Inboden of Rockbridge has been allowed a widows pension of $8.00 a month.
The Hocking Sentinel
July 10, 1884
Naval Cadet Gould
Congressman Converse has appointed Master Will H Gould of our town, eldest son of Mr and Mrs C [could be an O] Gould, a Cadet in the US Navy.
The position is one of the most honorable to which an American boy can aspire, and no young man in the district is more worthy of the appointment than Master Gould. He is an accomplished scholar, graduating from our High School with the highest honors of his class. He is a young man of descretion and judgement much in advance of his years. He is gentlemanly and decent; his aspirations are manly, his impulses are pure, his conduct respectful. He is a bright, bold, brave, good boy, and we most heartily endorse his appointment to the position as an officer in the American Navy, where every man is a gentleman and every officer the peer of a prince.
Master Gould will go to the Naval School at Annaplolis in August, and will take with him the fond affection and highest hopes of his classmates and friends for a successful course at school and a distinguished career as a Son of the Republic.
The Athens Messenger
April 7 1887
The pension of David Hand, of Logan, has been increased to thirty dollars per month.
The Hocking Sentinel
May 10, 1900
--Nancy Cook, widow of John Cook of Green township has been allowed a pension of $8.00 a month and arrearages, Cap. Bowen agent.
The Ohio Democrat
December 5 1891
--Increase of pension to $17 a month has been granted to Thos. J. Allen and J. S. Shaw.

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