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Friday, 8 Jan 1892
Contributed by Lisa Baker.


J. . Neubauer, of Greensburg, has been granted a divorce from his wife, now Miss Alice Foster, formerly of Ebensburg.

The many friends of Miss Annie V. Wilt, of St. Augustine, will be sorry to learn that she has been lying seriously ill with the grip at Johnstown, where she has had charge of a millinery store for some time past, but which she has since resigned. She is now recovering.

Mrs. Daniel Murray, of Iowa, who has been visiting friends in Ebensburg for several weeks past, started for her home on Tuesday, her sister, Mrs. Silas Luther, of this place, accompanying her as far as Pittsburg, where they will spend several days visiting relatives and friends.

Marriage Licenses.

-Michael Bradley and Agnes Leap, Lilly
-Irvin A. Boucher, Benscreek, and Lizzie G. Dietrick, Hastings
-Thomas C. Hogue, Morrellville, and Clara Kemp, Harnedsville
-Otto S. Elli, Carrolltown, and Sarah J. Eckenrode, Loretto
-Joseph F. Ansman, Altoona, Blair county, and Catharine Carlheim, St. Augustine


Friday, 15 Jan 1892
Contributed by Lisa Baker


Simon P. Kirsch has recently been appointed postmaster at Nicktown to succeed Joseph D. Houck, who removed to Hastings. The office has been moved into the store of Mr. Casper Lieb.


Friday, 5 Feb 1892
Contributed by Lisa Baker

Loretto Items.

Michael Hammond, who was injured on the railroad in Carroll township on Saturday, was buried at Loretto yesterday.

Peter Kaylor, of Munster, who has been married about three months, buried his wife at Loretto to-day. She was a daughter of Joseph Itel, of Munster.


ANSMAN-KARLHEIM--Married at the Catholic church at St. Augustine, on Tuesday, January 19th, 1891 (sic) by the Rev. Father McEvoy, at nuptial mass, Mr. Joseph Ansman, of Altoona, and Miss Catharine Carlheim, of St. Augustine.

After the ceremony was over the happy couple, accompanied by their attendants, Mr. Charles McCluster and Miss Jennie Mullen, both of Altoona, repaired to the home of the bride, where together with a large number of friends spent the day in a pleasant and delightful manner. The next day the newly wedded pair took their departure for Altoona where they will at once go to housekeeping. They were the recipients of a large number of valuable and useful presents. May they have a long and prosperous life.


Friday, 27 May 1892
Contributed by Lisa Baker

Marriage Licenses.

-John A. McGuire and Gurtrude McMullen, Gallitzin township
-James J. Costlow, Johnstown, and Emma Skelly, Summerhill township
-Charles J. Flick, Allegheny township, and Mary J. Sharp, Munster township


Friday, 3 Jun 1892
Submitted by Nancy Troxel


Mr. David Farber, of Wilmore was prostrated by an attack of heart disease while attending mass in the Catholic Church at Wilmore, on Sunday and for a time, it was thought the result would be fatal, but he has since rallied and although very weak there are hopes for his recovery.

* Note: Not the actual title of the article.


The people of Johnstown and the Conemaugh valley, on Tuesday, the anniversary of the great flood, dedicated a memorial monument to the unknown dead buried in Grand View Cemetery. There are 720 unidentified, resting in that beautiful city of the dead and it was a fitting tribute that a monument should tell the tale and point the spot to visitors in the future. The Johnstown Tribune thus describes the Monument:

The monument is built of Barre Vermont granite, the lower base being in size twelve feet by eight feet, resting on a solid concrete foundation. On this base rests a second and third base and a plinth, on which is set the inscription block, surmounted at each corner with a heavy triple-polished corner, the inscription being:

To the
Memory of the Unidentified Dead
Lost by the Flood of
May 31, 1889

On this is set a plinth, handsomely carved in front, and on which rests the cap, which extends over the inscription block, and is carved in graceful mouldings. To this is added another plinth, on which rest two sitting figures, representing Faith and Charity. In the center of the plinth is set a pedestal nearly four feet in height, on which stands a figure six feet in height and which surmounts the whole, representing hope. these figures are carved from white Western Rhode Island granite.

The entire monument has a hights of twenty-one feet eight inches, a weight of thirty-five tons and is a beautiful speciment of sephulchral art.


Friday, 17 Jul 1892
Contributed by Nancy Troxel.

Makers of "Queer" in Trouble

On Saturday a hearing was given in Pittsburg before United States Commissioner McCandless to John Burtnett, of South Fork and Conrad Myer and Joseph H. Pringle, of Summerhill, this county, for counterfeiting. Several imitation silver dollars which had been found in possession of the parties were shown and also a pair of copper molds. The dollars were poorly executed, but the molds were excellent. Detectives Robinson and Mulhall, and Milville Cring were examined. It was shown that Burtnett had made the molds for Pringle and Myer. Pringle made some of the money and Burtnett some.

Myer said that he had no connection with the case, and never saw the molds till he saw Burtnett hand them to Pringle. He admitted that he had given Detective Robinson some counterfeit money. He also admitted that he had said to Pringle to get the molds fixed, so they could get to work. Pringle also testified that Burtnett made the molds and gave them to him eighteen months ago; that Burtnett told him to get some more brass and he would make another pair, as those were spoiled. He said when Burtnett made another pair he was to pay him 2 per cent of the profits. He admitted he had made $7., but they were so bad he couldn't use them. Pringle and Burtnett were held for court in $500 bail. Myer was discharged.


Friday, 11 Nov 1892
Contributed by Lisa Baker


Mr. Cornelius Dever, of Munster, who was killed at that place on Thursday evening was in town on Wednesday, the day before his death.

Anthony Gill and wife, of Northern Cambria, have come to spend the winter with their son, Mr. Thomas Gill, of 1228 Seventh avenue.--Altoona Times.

John Rorabaugh, a lineman on the Pennsylvania railroad, fell from a telegraph pole near Sang Hollow on Tuesday and fractured his left arm.

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