110 Years Ago - 1910
The only hunting license issued to a woman, in Monticello, this year was taken out by Mrs. Jennie Gaus of Brooklyn on Tuesday, who is an enthusiastic hunter and a crack shot. …
110 Years Ago - 1910
The only hunting license issued to a woman, in Monticello, this year was taken out by Mrs. Jennie Gaus of Brooklyn on Tuesday, who is an enthusiastic hunter and a crack shot. She is now in the Forestburgh woods hunting deer and expects to get one before the season closes. Mrs. Gaus was formerly Miss Kent of Monticello. Last season she killed two deer in the Adirondacks.
Over 100 bushels of chestnuts have been shipped to the city this year by the merchants of Callicoon, which is a record for this place. Wm. Kautz probably has gathered the largest amount, having picked and sold $65 worth.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hillriegel, a daughter, Friday, October 14.
The 46th Annual Convention of the Sullivan County Sunday School Association was held at the Presbyterian Church, Jeffersonville, October 27 and 28, and was marked by an unusually large attendance, 88 in all.
Marriage licenses have been issued to Will S. Lord and E. Pearl Ferow, both of Equinunk, Pa.
Mr. Miller of New York has purchased the Fremont creamery. George Gebhardt went to New York taking one of John Huff's horses, and brought back the team Mr. Miller had purchased for drawing milk to the station. — Fremont Center Corresp.
Two agents, who had come from Kingston to Youngsville to sell Harry C. Patterson an EMF automobile, ran off the embankment in front of Patterson & Smith's Store, Youngsville, and landed in the brook while demonstrating the working qualities and merits of the car to Mr. Patterson. The car was not damaged and after cutting a road through the willows the men were able to get the car back into the road by running it through Osmer Inderlied's pasture lot.
A. Stoessel of Long Eddy, former Callicoon butcher, writes friends in town that he is doing an excellent business and getting along fine. Louis Winand of Narrowsburg has opened a new meat market in the old bank building, formerly occupied by A. Stoessel and will run an up-to-date market.
100 Years Ago - 1920
Frank Hess, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hess of RFD 2, Callicoon, has just been elected president of the Blanchard Trucking Co. of Waterbury, Conn. This is the pioneer and largest trucking concern in that city. Mr. Hess has been with the company three years.
Weddings marked the close of October with Gertrude Mary Rieber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin M. Rieber of Beechwoods, and Ralph E. Ward of New York City who were married October 23. Miss Elizabeth Roemer of North Branch was married this week to Henry Volkhausen Jr., at the home of the bride's sister, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Klaproth, Union Hill; Theda Belle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Oestrich Sr., was married October 20, to Milton Young. Helen Chandler, niece of the bride, was flower girl. Miss Josephine Tegeler and Archer Dutton of Tyler Hill were married October 20; George Raymond of Loch Sheldrake and Miss Grace Gardner of Damascus, Pa., were married October 19 at the M.E. Church in Hurleyville.
About 3 p.m. Monday afternoon traffic on the bridge between Damascus and Cochecton was halted for about two hours. A five-ton Packard Truck, loaded two-high with barreled apples broke through the planking at different places, and at last went through to the hub of one wheel. The bridge tender warned the driver he thought the load exceeded the capacity of the bridge. It is reported that the truck was on its way to New York City from Henry Hein's orchard at Milanville Heights, with 70 barrels of apples.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Keesler of Swago Lake have admitted another member into their family. Long before its advent, they had named it “Buster” but as it is of the female gender they are turning over everything to find a name for Virginia's little sister.
A son was born October 16 to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Brustman of Obernburg.
John Kutger of Tennanah Lake and Theron Taylor of Kenoza Lake are both driving new Ford touring cars purchased a week ago through the Howland Agency in Callicoon. E.P. Huff of Hankins is the owner of a new Ford car of the latest model, also purchased through the Callicoon agency. At a recent meeting of Ford dealers in New York, the meeting was addressed by the vice president of the Ford Motor Co., who stated that the company loses $20 on each car sold under the new price schedule and will continue for the next three months. Gern Howland attended the meeting.
A.W. Harting is rapidly completing remodeling his hotel after the great damage done by the flood of August 13.
Mr. and Mrs. Warren N. Yerkes of Milanville are rejoicing over the birth of a girl, October 23.
90 Years Ago - 1930
Relatives gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis G. Wagner of North Branch on Sunday, October 26, to help them celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary. Among those present were their son, Albert; their two other sons and their wives, Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Wagner of Callicoon and Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Wagner of Woodcliff, NJ; Mrs. Katherine Woodman and son, Arthur, of Hortonville; and Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Eller of Callicoon.
The Falls Mills house burned to the ground last Saturday morning in a mysterious blaze. The house was one of the landmarks in western Sullivan County, having been one of the largest boarding houses in this section. It has not been opened for the last ten years.
Mr. and Mrs. L.K. Ferguson of Lake Huntington celebrated their golden anniversary on October 23 with a banquet supper at the Hotel Lenape in Liberty.
According to reports from Port Jervis, Orange County, surveys will soon be made for the construction of the Hawk's Nest road between Mongaup and Port Jervis. This part of the Delaware Trail would be constructed next year and is considered to be one of the most important links in the entire trail that leads from Hancock to Port Jervis.
Miss Emma Baum, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Baum of Callicoon, became the bride of Nelson G. Hill of Lookout, Pa., at the home of the bride's parents. Rev. Gordon Hawley, the groom's uncle, performed the ceremony.
Horatio Klein, caretaker of the Callicoon Interstate Bridge, is engaged in resurfacing the roadbed with asphalt and sand.
Patrick Vigilante, Miss Emeline G. Morey, Miss Betty Kirkpatrick and Miss Gladys Lyons went to Binghamton last Saturday afternoon and in the evening attended the concert given by Ignace Paderowski.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. L. White of Galilee on October 24. There are two girls in the family already. A baby girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Keesler last Monday, October 20. The family now consists of a boy and a girl. — Galilee Corresp.
The White Sulphur Springs Ladies Aid Society has elected Mrs. J.B. Lindsley, president; Mrs. James Cox, 1st vice president; Mrs. O. Hogancamp as 2nd vice president; secretary Mrs. Philip Gettle; treasurer Mrs. H.C. Smith and assistant secretary Mary Joyner.
80 Years Ago - 1940
A disappointed DVCS football squad were forced to allow a heavier Jeffersonville team take them for a 41-6 victory October 25. Had the DVCS squad won Friday's game they would have been co-champions for the football season.
Mr. and Mrs. L.K. Ferguson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on October 23 at their home. — Lake Huntington Corresp.
Robert Dexter had an unusual accident last week. He was placing a halter on a young bull when it raised its head and struck Mr. Dexter, inflicting an injury to his eye. He suffers intense pain and the physicians fear it will be some time before he will have his sight restored. — Milanville Corresp.
Mrs. Helen Klein, 79, died at her Delaware Avenue home October 29. She was born on Conklin Hill, one of six daughters and six sons born to Horatio N. Conklin and Elmira Turner. The deceased was a descendant of Delaware Valley pioneers. Her great-grandparents settled in what is now Damascus township before 1800 and her great-grandfather was born on Big Island in the Delaware River.
The girls 4-H club was organized in North Branch last week with Mrs. John Muir and Mrs. Harry Tiemann as leaders. Members in the club are Elsie Tiemann, Ethel Hawerkamp, Lorraine Beck, Jean Leschorn, Viola Wingert, Ethel Sykes, Eleanor Kolbe, Beatrice Leschorn, Helen Von Holt, and Carol Gaudette.
Robert Euker and friend, Miss Ruth LaCaro of Harpursville, were the weekend guests at the home of the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Euker. He came to attend the wedding of his brother, Arnold, to Miss Erika Zetzmann on October 27.
70 Years Ago - 1950
Mrs. Genevieve Butzgy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Rauch of Lake Huntington, and Carl F. Rohrman, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Emil Rohrman of Cochecton, were united in marriage on Sunday, October 22, at Holy Cross Church in Callicoon.
Alice Baum of Richmond Hill became bride of Floyd Eggler on October 21, at the Kenoza Lake Methodist Church.
Dr. and Mrs. C.H. Reynolds of Roscoe were feted by relatives and friends on the occasion of their 25th wedding anniversary when they were given an old-fashioned skimmelton.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hornung and Miss Minnie Enders of Hortonville spent the weekend in New York as guests of Mrs. George F. Wagner and Miss Viola Enders and Mrs. and Mrs. Stephen G. Enders. While there the Hornungs celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.
There are seven babies in the Callicoon Hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Mootz of Callicoon Center are the parents of a son, born Saturday; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Kohler of Jeffersonville are the parents of a daughter, born Monday morning; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hendrickson of Roscoe are the parents of a daughter, also born Monday morning; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hoffman of Fremont Center are the parents of a daughter born Tuesday; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Haas of Eldred are the parents of a son, born Tuesday; Mr. and Mrs. Donald DuBois of Cochecton are the parents of a daughter, born Wednesday; Mr. and Mrs. Milton Gaebel of Youngsville are the parents of a son born Wednesday.
Robert A. Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Davis of Callicoon, is stationed at Camp Atterbury, Ind., for his basic training. He writes home that he is getting along just fine.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Girrbach were dinner guests Wednesday evening at the home of their daughter, Postmaster and Mrs. Floyd Bernhardt, in celebration of the Girrbach's 25th wedding anniversary.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hughs and son, Billy, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Milk and son, Robbie, have returned from a hunting trip to the North Woods. From all reports, Bob is the only lucky hunter, exhibiting a fine 8-point 150-pound buck.
60 Years Ago - 1960
As a cadet lieutenant colonel in the ROTC group at Clarkson College of Technology, Robert C. Meyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cameron Meyer of Lake Huntington, is commander of the Second Battalion and is responsible for this group at all drills and functions.
The Rev. James R. Heaphy was installed as minister of the Livingston Manor Presbyterian Church Sunday afternoon. About 175 guests attended the festivities which were followed by a dinner and reception. Bennett's Pharmacy in Callicoon has been sold to Warren Doetsch, effective November 1.
Mr. and Mrs. William Schaefer of Jeffersonville celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on October 20 in the company of their 11 children.
Miss Pearl L. Tibbets was united in marriage with John Cameron Gain on October 22 at the First Presbyterian Church in Cape May, NJ.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hoffman of Fremont Center were given a surprise 25th anniversary party at the Blue Bird Inn, Fremont Center, on Saturday evening; Mr. and Mrs. Karl Spielmann of Youngsville entertained about 150 guests in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary on October 15 at their home in Youngsville.
Miss Anita Schick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schick of Obernburg, was recently chosen as Queen of the Newman Club at Delhi Ag and Technical Institute and represented the club at the Fall Festival Dance on October 22.
At the Callicoon Hospital it was a daughter Sunday to Mr. and Mrs. Asa Blaine of Damascus, Pa.; a son, Wednesday to Mr. and Mrs. John Joyce of Equinunk, Pa.; a daughter, Wednesday to Mr. and Mrs. George Hecker of Jeffersonville; and a son, Thursday, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles White of Equinunk, Pa.
Mr. and Mrs. August Schumacher had their children, Dawn and Dale, christened Sunday morning at the Reformed Church by Rev. Clarence Schneider.
50 years ago - 1970
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Flynn of Callicoon are the proud parents of a daughter, Tamitha Catherine, born October 27, at the Liberty-Loomis Hospital.
Father Joel Munzing, OFM, was guest of honor at a testimonial dinner held in the hall of St. George's Church in Jeffersonville on October 25. Father Joel is leaving for a new post in Paterson, NJ, the first part of November. He gained county-wide recognition for his work on the drug problem in Sullivan County.
Corn grown by Ernie Thornholt of North Branch was tall enough to peek in the second story window when the stalks were placed against the side of his house.
For the second time in 16 months, Sullivan County was struck by a severe rainstorm Friday which flooded streets in the northern section of the county and did an estimated $200,000 damage in the Town of Rockland.
More than 700 attended the Sullivan County Extension dinner held at the Jeffersonville firehouse on Tuesday evening. Robert Grund of Cochecton was elected president for two years to succeed Mrs. Charles Martin of Parksville.
40 Years Ago - 1980
The top air official in Wyoming government called off the search for the plane of John J.J. McGough and his wife “Jimmy” on Monday afternoon. Mike McGough, 34, eldest of the McGough's three sons, said he and his two brothers, John, 32, and Fain, 31, were “frustrated by the inability of Civil Air Patrol and Sheriff's offices to continue searching for their parents' white Mooney single engine plane” and were beginning to “face up to the harsh realities.” The private plane mysteriously disappeared ten days ago while enroute to their ranch in Greybull, Wyo., from Rapid City, S.D. Their last radio message placed them over the cloud cover at 12,500 feet.
McDonald Land Park was opened to the public Sunday morning in Liberty. Mayor Ida “Skippy” Frankel was on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony.
The historic Delaware Aqueduct, connecting Lackawaxen, Pa., and Minisink Ford, was reopened for pedestrian and bicycle traffic 24-hours a day on October 23.
Liberty Hose & Truck No. 2 celebrated its 80th anniversary on October 18, with a dinner and dance at the VFW home in Liberty.
A new branch in Westbury is the eighth customer service office to be opened by the Rhulen Agency, Inc., the nation's largest specialty insurance firm. Rhulen Agency has its headquarters in Monticello, with branches in Los Angeles, Calif., New York City, Atlanta, Ga., Greer, S.C., Phoenix, Ariz., and Fort Collins, Colo.
30 Years Ago - 1990
About 100 residents from Callicoon, surrounding towns and locations as far away as Fallsburg filled the [town of Callicoon] town meeting room Thursday night to discuss the county's proposed $102 million budget and its average 61 percent tax hike.
The 400-member Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce and Industry is strongly opposed to raising the seven percent sale tax, claiming it would make the county less competitive and contribute still more to the deficit. Orange, for example, is 6.25 percent.
The first cellular phones in Sullivan County were installed by Cellular One in the automobiles of Mark Pearlman and Mike Cassaro.
Ella May “Kitt” Groesbeck of Callicoon received recognition from the Upper Delaware Heritage Alliance (UDHA) for her work in the field of local oral history preservation, at the annual dinner and awards ceremony held at Flo-Jean Restaurant in Port Jervis Sunday.
The Woodridge United Methodist Church will be preparing for its Centennial Celebration. The church property was obtained on February 22, 1890 for the sum of one dollar through the generosity of Centreville (now Woodridge) resident Robert Herbison and his wife Eliza, on condition that a Methodist Episcopal Church be erected on the site. The cornerstone for the church was laid on November 15, 1890 and the building was dedicated at a special service on January 21, 1892.
20 Years Ago - 2000
The Fremont Center Community Church (formerly United Methodist) celebrated its 140th anniversary of worship since 1860 on October 29. Prior to 1860, Elder Henry Little conducted church services in various homes in the surrounding area. A few years ago, the conference of United Methodist Churches stunned parishioners when it announced plans to sell the church and adjoining cemetery, reportedly due to a limited number of people attending services. As the crisis intensified, lay leaders stepped up to the pulpit to keep God's Word alive in a church that had witnessed the baptisms, prayers and wedding vows of many of their forebears. On June 25, 1995, the building saw its last service as a Methodist Church. A week later, the church reopened its doors as the Fremont Center Community Church.
Morris Katzoff, 80, of Lake Huntington, owner and operator of Katzoff's General Store in Lake Huntington from 1958 to 1973 and renowned for the best freshly cured corned beef in Sullivan County, died October 20, 2000 in Honesdale. He served as Town Justice for Cochecton for 12 years.
Gloria and Sanford Bell of Bloomfield, NJ, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Bell of Manhattan, to Steven Fishman of Forestburgh. He is the son of Judy and Joel Fishman of Liberty.
Christopher Trombley of Monticello High School has been selected for the second consecutive year to be a member of the New York State All State Jazz Ensemble, one of only six trumpeters throughout New York to be selected for this honor.
Over 100 family and friends, including Senator John Bonacic and Congressman Ben Gilman, gathered recently to see Michael Swope receive Scouting's highest honor of Eagle Scout at Lake Champion in the Town of Lumberland. Swope is the first young man in 17 years to receive Eagle designation in Troop 102. Swope installed nesting sites for wild wood ducks in Lumberland.
10 Years Ago - 2010
The arrival of a potential buyer of both the Narrowsburg and Delaware Valley campuses prompted Sullivan West Superintendent Ken Hilton to recommend to the board that the district put both buildings up for sale. Narrowsburg is already up for sale, but the district has developed a bidding process which would involve both campuses, which have been closed due to falling enrollment, but maintained for the past five years. Hilton and the board had initially decided against selling DV, which sits on 68 acres along Route 97 north of Callicoon.
Four area ambassador Girl Scouts (high school juniors) are working on their Gold Award, the highest that a scout can earn. Kendall Menges, Brittney Milk, and Amanda Rosenberger of Callicoon and Megan Haberli of Hankins plan to build a nature trail and exercise circuit around the back of the Delaware Youth Center in Callicoon. They want to combine their love of the outdoors with the scenic beauty of the Delaware River.
Edward Dollard's descendants gathered at an unveiling of a new memorial to his ultimate sacrifice. Dollard was the only police officer ever killed in the line of duty in Monticello in 1923. A new polished black granite memorial now sits next to the Monticello Village Hall's main entrance off Pleasant Street in his memory.
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