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October 13, 2020 Edition

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140 Years Ago - 1880

Henry Graeff and Mary Krantz of Beechwoods were married at the residence of John Graeff at Callicoon by Rev. S. Muery on September 26, 1880.

Henry Wales died at the age of …

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October 13, 2020 Edition


140 Years Ago - 1880

Henry Graeff and Mary Krantz of Beechwoods were married at the residence of John Graeff at Callicoon by Rev. S. Muery on September 26, 1880.

Henry Wales died at the age of 46 at Pike Pond on September 28.

North Branch — Corn and hay are not as good as last year… Farm help is very scarce and much in demand at present… Several farmers in this vicinity have gone to work for the Oil Pipe Line Co. They get $4 per day with their teams… John Peters has the finest piece of rye in town.

Robertsonville — Mr. Isaac DeWitt lost a horse on Saturday night of last week from inflammation of the kidneys… Buckwheat and potatoes are a very good crop this season. The former sells at present for 50¢ a bushel.

Liberty — Clark Krum lately cut one of his feet quite badly while chopping wood… Henry Ernhout is overhauling his house preparatory to taking boarders next season… A Greenback caucus to be held at the Clements Hotel on Saturday evening… A new blacksmith shop is being built by Steenrod & DuBois on Main Street just below the old Mead store… Liberty town fair next Tuesday.

Bethel — Mr. John Burger has lately lost four head of cattle by some unknown disease. Mr. George Fayerweath­er has nearly completed his new store at White Lake and intends to fill it with goods for the fall opening.

Callicoon Depot — The pipe line through this section is progressing finely … Mrs. Wenzel has received a check for $2000 from the Grand Lodge Knights of Honor. Mr. Wenzel was a charter member of St. Tammany Lodge No. 2139 of the order at this place.

Henry Inderlied of Youngs­ville has a pumpkin weighing nearly 50 pounds.

Philip Geib of Falls Mills has sold his farm to Valentine Baum for $1462.

130 Years Ago - 1890

Andrew Bentel and wife of Liberty were visiting at Henry Wagner's on Sixteen last Sunday.

John Frey of Hortonville called on us on Wednesday. Mr. Frey is taking orders for fruit trees and selling notions.

John Luchs, for many years a typesetter on the Record, and lately chief compositor of the Register, secured a position on the New York Observer. He will leave for the city Saturday morning.

Adam Graebner of Hortonville and Pauline Hermann of Beechwoods were married September 25, 1890, by Rev. S. Muery.

William Black of Hancock and Katie Brandt of Fremont were married on September 26th.

A son was born recently to Mr. and Mrs. Sander of near Callicoon … a daughter was born on September 15th to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wagner of Sixteen.

There has been some repairing done on the steep hill this side of Joe Seibert's.

Joe Krenrich contemplates building a hennery and going in the chicken raising business this winter.

The first frost in this section occurred last Thursday morning. Ice was formed one-quarter inch thick.

Mr. Edward Krueger of Youngs­ville sold his village pro­perty the other day to Adam Homer of Scranton.

The Rockland M.E. Church has another minister.

In his garden, Gus Grouten raised a squash weighing 62 lbs.

Ed Faubel of Jeffersonville has purchased Peter Wagner's hotel property at Roscoe for $2500. Ed takes possession November 1st.

120 Years Ago - 1900

Henry Wormuth has been ill for a week or more.

Dr. Rice is having a fancy iron fence put up in front of his property.

C.N. Fuller fell from a wagon the other day and sprained his shoulder.

Lawyer Rufus C. Maltby is billed to speak at a rally of the Republicans at Harmonie Hall, Callicoon Depot, Saturday night. He addressed a similar meeting in Hortonville the other night.

The funeral of Chris Berghoefer was attended by a large concourse of people, some from distant places.

A meeting of the village of Jeffersonville is to be held at Eagle Hall Wednesday evening for the purpose of determining some means of raising money for a new firehouse.

William Clements and Miss Hannah Wood were married in Liberty on Tuesday.

Miss Carolyn Mall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Mall of Wellsville, NY, and William E. Luchs, a former Jeffersonville boy, were married on September 23rd in New York City.

Herman Doetsch Jr. of Callicoon Depot and Elizabeth Hubbert, daughter of Adam Hubbert of Beechwoods were married at Hortonville September 22 by Rev. Muery.

Jacob Keim Jr. and Mary Magdalena Graze of Cochecton were married by Rev. O.R.W. Klose of the same place September 19 in New York. The couple will make their home in Cochecton.

Charles Schmidt and family are spending the week with relatives in Scranton.

A few city people are still among us.

110 Years Ago - 1910

George P. Molter of Maspeth, LI, and Carrie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brey of Callicoon Center, were married at the bride's home on September 21st.

Miss Ada Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.N. Gregg of Rutledgedale, Pa., and Postmaster Otis F. Olsen of Fosterdale, were married on Sept. 21st at the bride's home. After a dinner for 20 people, the bridal pair left for Fosterdale by way of Lake Huntington where they had supper at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schmidt of the Prospect House, arriving at Fosterdale about 9 o'clock where a few of their relatives and friends were awaiting them.

At the coming election, the Town of Rockland will vote on a proposition to bond the town for $50,000 for construction of macadam roads in that town.

John Keim and bride of Scranton have come to spend a couple of weeks with his parents here. They were married in August.

Fred Kurt, the mason, has a big job of concrete and foundation work on the premises of Joseph Schmidt in Beechwoods, who, among other improvements, is having concrete cellars, stables and foundations made.

Philip Faubel Homer, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Homer, was christened Sunday at the Eagle Hotel parlors by Rev. K. Stadelmann of the Presbyterian Church, after which dinner was served. Mr. and Mrs. Philip Faubel were sponsors.

A son was born September 14 to Mr. and Mrs. August E. Meyer of Greenwich, Conn. The proud father is a former Jeffersonville boy.

George C. Schmidt has moved his cider-making machinery from the Kenoza Lake grist mill to his father's place in Jeffersonville.

100 Years Ago - 1920

Mrs. H.A. Meyer left for New York Sunday and sailed from there for Texas, where she will spend some time with her youngest son, Henry E. Meyer and family. Her son, Otto, accompanied her to New York.

Horace W. Gregory formerly of Youngsville, died Sunday morning at the home of his son, Alva H. Gregory, in Johnsonburg, Pa.

M.A. Borden of Liberty was re-elected president of the Presidential Postmasters Association of Sullivan County at a meeting held in Hortonville Tuesday afternoon. Also elected were Charles Bergner of Callicoon, Vice president; Wm. White of Livingston Manor, secretary-treasurer. Fifteen third class postmasters were present from different sections of the county.

A.F. Barber of Monticello has leased the Tillotson tract of 1400 acres in the town of Bethel for the hunting season.

Mrs. Jacob Steinhauser of Callicoon Center was taken to Deerpark Hospital Tuesday after suffering a broken collar bone and other injuries sustained by being kicked by a cow in the stable.

Oswald Goodman, who was graduated from high school in June, left Saturday for Cornell where he will take an engineering course.

Arthur DuBois and Harold Potts of Bethel and John Sloan of Monticello have entered Union College in Schenectady. Sloan and Potts will take an engineering course and DuBois is studying science.

Miss Helen Cross of Liberty has gone to take a four year course at Barnard College in New York City.

Battling Levinsky, the well-known pugilist who will fight George Carpenter, the French champion, in Jersey City on Columbus Day, is now training at White Sulphur Springs.

Henry Weissenfluh, a builder and contractor of Scranton, Pa., spent a few days last week with his sister, Mrs. Casper Reyman… Isaac R. Gabriel, an old and respected resident of the town of Bethel, died at his home 3 miles west of Bethel village on Friday at the age of 69. His wife is the former Anna Nearing of Cochecton Center. Three children, Floyd, William and Anna also survive.

90 Years Ago - 1930

Postal workers and friends to the number of 213 gathered at the Lenape Hotel in Liberty Saturday evening, September 27, and gave Postal Inspector M.C. Duryea and his wife a testimonial dinner in honor of his 45 years of service.

A former Boy Scout in a Liberty troop taught Col. Charles A. Lindbergh how to fly. The scout was Lieut. Charles Horn, son of A.J. Horn of Liberty, now stationed in the Philippines. Lindbergh came to him, not as a greenhorn, for he had had considerable flying experience, but to finish his training preparatory to an Army career. Not long after Horn had decided he had taught his pupil all that he knew himself, Lindy made the epochal flight to Paris. Horn was on the pier to meet him on his triumphant return.

The George Bishop garage at Lake Huntington, recently bought by the Sullivan County Oil Co. for a gas station, has been again sold to Ralph Calkin, who gets immediate possession.

Miss Martha Eggler and Leo Wolff of Kenoza Lake, Miss Anna Neff of Fosterdale, and Miss Hazel Townsend of Jeffersonville are members of the Delhi teachers' training class.

Andrew Glassel and daughter, Eleanore, of Beechwoods, will occupy the apartment in Dr. Gain's garage for the winter. Miss Glassel teaches school in Jeffersonville. Mr. Glassel is past 80 years old.

80 Years Ago - 1940

Miss Marion Twadell and Walter Charlton of Roscoe were married in St. John's Episcopal Church in Yonkers on September 22. They will live in Roscoe where the groom works in a market and the bride runs a beauty parlor. The groom formerly lived in Yonkers.

Mrs. Herbert Hassis and two children are spending a week with her folks in Brooklyn.

Mr. and Mrs. George Reznicek and baby of Roselle, NJ, are vacationing at the Hotel Jefferson, home of George's parents.

Henry Starkweather and family moved last Friday from Briscoe to Callicoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Simon Sattinger spent a few days last week at Detroit, where Si attended a meeting of Plymouth-DeSoto dealers.

Otto Hogencamp is building a garage in the rear of his new house at White Sulphur Springs.

Burton Lindsley spent last Sunday at the World's Fair.

Paul DeVantier, bartender at Tumble Inn, Callicoon Center, returned yesterday after a week's vacation in the big city.

70 Years Ago - 1950

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Winkler of Mileses have announced the engagement of their daughter, Beatrice, to Arthur Grafmuller of Youngsville.

Honored together with the homecoming of Masonic District Deputy Harry C. Resnick at Fallsburg on September 27, was John Townsend of Jeffersonville, who had received his 60-year palm on February 11, 1947, having been raised on that date in 1887 in New York City, while a member of the police force.

Mrs. Catherine Sohl celebrated her 70th birthday on Wednesday, September 27, at her home. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Schaefer, Mrs. Mary T. Ziegler of Tuckahoe, Mrs. D.R. Bonnell of Liberty, Mrs. Robert Mann, Mrs. Anna L. Segar, Mrs. William Erdman, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Segar and Catherine Ann and Barbara Ruth, all helped Mrs. Sohl celebrate the occasion.

Albert Berberich is remodeling his electric shop in Youngsville by the addition of a new modern entrance. LeRoy Brothers and Inderlied, contractors, are doing the job.

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Boyd of White Sulphur Springs have returned from their honeymoon and are living at Loomis Village.

Kenoza Lake was greatly shocked Monday morning to learn of the sudden death of Miss Emma Schwartz.

Arlie Scott, who sold his farm at Bethel, is now at his home in Fosterdale.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gorr and family motored to Esopus on Sunday to visit the latter's sister, Mrs. Ray Kautz.

The Sullivan County National Bank of Liberty has bought the Keller Department Store property on N. Main Street to use it for a bank site.

60 Years Ago - 1960

Mr. and Mrs. Karl Spielmann of Youngsville will celebrate their silver wedding anniversary on October 15th with an open house.

Small game season will open in Sullivan County on October 10th.

Donald Deighton of Callicoon and Mary Fulton of Lake Huntington were married on October 6 at the Lake Huntington Presbyterian Church.

St. Francis R.C. Church of Youngsville will celebrate its Golden Jubilee on October 9th. St. Francis Church was founded by Fr. Dominic Sonnabend. During the summer of 1908 subscriptions were begun to raise money for the erection of a new church on a plot donated by Mr. Inderlied. Ground was broken on September 7.

Mr. and Mrs. John Cristoff of Youngsville celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary on September 24.

Thomas C. Howell of Ros­coe is registered as a freshman at Rutgers for the fall term of that school.

Steel has been placed for the new addition of the Jeffersonville-Youngsville Central School.

Jesse Lindsley and his wife of White Sulphur Springs are off today in their 1926 Model T Ford for a trip to Hershey, Pa., where they will participate in a national convention of the Antique Car Club of America.

50 years ago - 1970

Miss Linda Hanson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hanson of Damascus, Pa., and Stanley Lawrence, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Lawrence of Star Route, Honesdale, were married September 5 at the Damascus Baptist Church.

W. Lloyd Dodge and Irving Bershader were honored Saturday evening, October 3, at a testimonial dinner at the Valley View House in Kenoza Lake. It was noted that Mr. Dodge had been with the United National Bank over 60 years. Mr. Bershader received a plaque for his service to the bank.

At the Liberty-Loomis Hospital it was a boy, September 19, Michael Edwin, to Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Black of Youngsville and a boy, Ward Franklin, to Mr. and Mrs. Ward Cox of Lake Huntington; September 20, it was a boy, Edward Adam, to Mr. and Mrs. Lester Young of Fallsburg; Sept. 21, a baby girl, Mary Ann, to Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Ackerley of Neversink, and a girl, Tricia Lynn, to Mr. and Mrs. Craig Atkins of Liberty; September 23, it was a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jackey of Ferndale and September 24, it was a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Whipple of Liberty.

Arthur N. Crossman assumed duties at the Callicoon school when the doors opened for a new school semester. Also new on the scene at DVCS is Mrs. Natalie Kinney, 3rd grade teacher and Miss Karen Bernas who will teach first grade.

Cornelius Kraay, 77, of Hankins, died October 1 in Middletown following a long illness. He was a self-employed horticulturalist and was well known for his beautiful charcoal drawings.

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Baim (nee Linda Freer) became parents of a baby girl on October 3. The grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Baim and Mr. and Mrs. James Freer.

The County Firemen's Parade in Narrowsburg on Saturday was not as well attended as usual. It was nearly a disaster on account of the rain. …Since the retirement of Erwin Baker is drawing near, he has been blessed with several parties. On Monday night the Youngsville PTA honored him; Wednesday evening the secretaries descended upon the Baker home bearing refreshments; Thursday evening the Board of Education made their appearance at the Baker residence.… Georgia Karadontes and Karen Menges celebrated their 16th birthdays on October 3 with a party attended by about 60 young folks. — Jeff Corresp.

Many enjoyed the beautiful slides of Rev. and Mrs. Ralph Madill taken on their European trip last summer, which were shown at the White Sulphur Springs church hall Sunday evening.

Miss Barbara Ann Graz, daughter of the late Michael Joseph Graz and Mrs. Graz of Long Eddy, was married to Dr. Paul Freeman of Huntington on October 2, 1970, at St. Patrick's Church, Huntington. A honeymoon cruise to the Caribbean is planned for the winter.

Rev. Ralph A. Madill, pastor of the White Sulphur Springs and Harris United Methodist churches, was ordained a Deacon of the Church at an Ordination Service conducted by Bishop Lloyd C. Wicke at the First United Methodist Church in Newburgh. Rev. Ralph Ramsey of Monticello and six other Deacons were also ordained.

The total of single contributions and pledges to the Grover M. Hermann Hospital Fund Drive is $273,285.84 as of October 5.

Coast Guard Cadet Martin C. Eger, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Eger of Youngsville, has started his third year at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.

40 Years Ago - 1980

Ira Simon, recreation specialist for the Village of Monticello, is the area coordinator of Sullivan County Special Olympics. He has been working with the retarded population of Sullivan County for close to ten years.

Five generations were present for the christening of Jason Massengale at the Pond Eddy United Methodist Church recently. Jason's relatives are his mother, Donna Massengale (they live in Texas); grandmother, Mrs. Paul “Pete” Thiele of Monticello; Charles Reed, great-grandfather; and great-great- grandmother Mrs. Kathy Reed.

As the strike against Community General Hospital completed its first full week October 7, the institution announced that it has been able to replace approximately 200 of the absent workers, thanks to an intensive advertising campaign which began almost immediately after 457 members of Local 1199 of the National Hospital and Health Care Employees Union rejected management's final offer and began their walkout at 7 a.m. last Wednesday.

Two years ago an idea was born to establish a library for the Jeffersonville-Youngsville School District. The official opening of the Jeffersonville-Youngsville Library and Reading Center was held with the ribbon cutting at the Center on Route 52 in Jeffersonville this past week. More than 6,000 volumes are housed at the new facility. Dr. Barry Bodenstein is the chairman of the board.

30 Years Ago - 1990

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20 Years Ago - 2000

Andrew Schauer of Roscoe garnered the grand prize for the biggest pumpkin at the Giant Pumpkin Festival held in Grahamsville on Saturday. His 374.5-pound Atlantic Giant beat the closest competitor by more than 35 pounds.

Sixty-three years ago, members of the 1937 Jeffersonville Girls Aim-Hy 4-H Club learned what it was like to be part of a rural community, with roots deeply planted in tradition and a sense of service. On Oct. 1, the members of the first Girls 4-H Club in Jeffersonville were honored at a special ceremony. The seven surviving members recognized were: Virginia Mathern Frank, Helen Thony Hughson, Hazel Thony Hull, Ruth Mann Kocher, Lillian Meyers Loeffel, Caroline Mar­kowsky Malmad, and Rita Faubel Yewchuck.

Amy Newman, daughter of Lou Newman of Liberty and an assistant professor at Northern Illinois University, has authored a book recently published by the Alice James Books, titled “Camera Lyrica.”

A 75-year membership pin was presented to Eveyln Robisch of Jeffersonville by the St. Tammany Chapter No. 492 of Callicoon of the Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Robisch also recently celebrated her 93rd birthday on August 24. She is a daughter of the late William and Mary Kohler.

John P. Wells was recently presented with the credentials and apron of the Masonic Office of the Grand Steward of the Grand Lodge of New York at the Liberty Temple.

10 Years Ago - 2010

The Kurpil Family Fiddlers performed for the Bethel Woods Bluegrass Jamboree featuring Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys, The Travelin' McCourys and Dan Tyminski, Rhonda Vincent, and Cherry Holmes. Sam Kurpil of Liberty started the Kurpil Ranch Boys in the early 1950s and went on to teach his children and grandchildren the same old time fiddle music. Thus was born the Kurpil Family Fiddlers Band in 1997.

Sullivan County's third and final forum on gas drilling again featured mostly negative takes on an industry inching closer to the area. Out of five speakers at the gathering in the Monticello High School, four warned that the economic development and community impacts would be either minimal or too overwhelming to the county's businesses and residents.

A nationwide golf organization for ladies held one of its most important events at the Villa Roma Country Club in Callicoon. Held by the Executive Women's Golf Association (EWGA), a total of 77 ladies competed in the Metro Northeast Championship Semifinal. The players represented eight EWGA chapters - Central New Jersey, Fairfield County, Conn., Long Island, New York City, Northern New Jersey, South Jersey, Strousburg, Pa. and Westchester.


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