Postville, Allamakee co. Iowa
March 29, 1901
-Gussie Harrington left for California Saturday.
-Joe Beucher left Wednesday for his farm in South Dakota.
-Fred McClintock has purchased a livery barn at Maxwell.
-Miss Louise Sander of Union Prairie was a guest in the Wm. Thoma home.
-The Modern Woodmen and their families will enjoy a social evening in their hall this evening.
-Henry Luhman and Anna Leui are in Chicago making purchases for the Luman & Sanders store.
-Mrs. Fritz Barries and Miss Tilly Meyer went to Cresco Wednesday to visit Willy and John Stopperan.
-A lusty son arrived Saturday at the W.G. Schultz home. Mr. Schultz is working for F. Williams this year.
-Henry Garms again became a house owner. He bought a residence and three lots of Fritz Wichman for $1600.
-Miss Ella Early has purchased the Jim Parker residence for $1300 while Mr. Parker bought the Eugene Stockman home for $1100 cash, including the Mitchell cottage.
-The Milwaukee railroad company settled last week with Justin Bellows for the loss of his foot at Savanna, Illinois. They paid him $2500 and all costs to date, and gave him a pass to Chicago where he can secure an artifical foot.
Wolter - Walke
Last Thursday evening Henry Wolter and Frieda Walke were quietly married by Rev. Bockelman at the home of John Schultz. The young couple has rented the Frank Sebastian farm where they will commence housekeeping.
Meyer - Krambeer
Last Thursday, Henry Meyer and Miss Bertha Krambeer were married at the home of the bride's parents, in the presence of a large company of guests. Rev. Appel of Luana performed the ceremony. On Saturday the young couple moved onto their own farm (the former White farm) followed by the best wishes of many friends.
W.S. Webster has received a communication from a number of gentlemen in Des Moines relative to starting a canning factory in Postville. They want the farmers to plant 500 acres to assure a crop for canning. This seems like a small request that could easily be complied with and would give Postville a chance to make a big industry out of a small beginning. [remainder cut off my copy]
[transcribed by S.F., March 2009]