75 Years Ago
June 10, 1938
? Considerable repair work is being done at the Eagle Hotel recently purchased by Henry Hellman in Sawyer, and the place will be put up in first-class condition for general hotel purposes.
? Baileys Harbor has planned a huge two-day homecoming celebration for July 3 and 4.
? Larsen's Lunch has completed the building of a skylight over its kitchen and a storeroom addition and has put in a large electric water heater and a new gas range.
? M.W. Miller of the Miller Fruit Co., Sturgeon Bay, has purchased the berry crate making machiner of the Builders' Veneer and Woodwork of Rio Creek. The six machines will be moved here this fall to an addition built at the rear of the Miller warehouse at the foot of Garland Street.
? Determined to find out why the canal and channel deepening project has not been carried out after being approved over a year ago, the City Council Tuesday night voted to ask the secretary of the Great Lakes Harbors Association to come to Sturgeon Bay and explain the matter.
? John Goodman, 44, Chicago drowned after midnight Saturday when he took a before-bedtime dip in the palatial boathouse below the big Icelander hall of his employer and close friend C.H. Thordarson on Rock Island.
? Death: Mrs. Fred Long, 80, Liberty Grove; Mrs. Herman (Wilhelmine) Fischer, 74, Jacksonport; Mrs. Mark Wetak, 71, Gardner; Mrs. Mary Kirsch, 81, Liberty Grove; Jule Willems, 63, Gardner.
? Licensed to wed: Emery W. Lundquist, Sister Bay, and Goldie Fandrei, Ellison Bay, June 18; Thomas F. Runkle, Sturgeon Bay, and Gwendolyn Stenerson, Edmonds, June 9; Edward Wortiska, Sawyer, and Josephine Zimmerman, rural Algoma, June 29; Kenneth Carmody, Sturgeon Bay, and Anne Voight, Fish Creek, June 8; N. Wautier and E. Vandermeuse, Brussels, June 14; Marvin Krause, Algoma, and Luella Schwichtenberg, Sawyer, June 14; Donald W. McClure and Margaret Boynton, Highland Park, Ill., June 18.
100 Years Ago
June 12, 1913
? Door County was struck with a heavy frost on Sunday and Monday, followed by falling temperatures, which did considerable damage to tender plants at this critical time.
? Albert Londo has his leg amputated at the hospital Tuesday, the limb being severed just below the knee. About a year ago he was injured when he was kicked by a horse as he worked on a farm in Egg Harbor. The injury has failed to mend, and he has been laid up during this time.
? Henry Fetzer and Harry Dana, along with four others in their party, nearly lost their lives when they failed to note the warning signal and drove their car within five feet of an open draw bridge in Manitowoc. The terrified screams of a female passenger who had discovered the danger warned the driver, who stopped the car on the brink of the opening.
? An areoplane flight has been scheduled as the main attraction of this year's Door County Fair.
? Lighthouse keeper Gordon Stram of Cana Island arrived in Sturgeon Bay on Monday and returned with his wife and children to the island, which will be their future home.
? Alderman Stephan on Friday evening received official notification of his appointment as postmaster for the West Side.
? The weather was so frigid on Friday and Saturday evening in the Jacksonport area that fires felt comfortable and those who had on occasion to go out of doors donned their furs.
? Deaths: Mrs. B.S. Kramer, 18, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Woodward, Sturgeon Bay; Mrs. Lena Johnson, no age listed, Detroit Harbor.
? Births: sons to Mr. and Mrs. George Hein, Sturgeon Bay; the Rev. and Mrs. Herbert B. Johnson, Grand Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Alexander, Forestville; Mr. and Mrs. William Hettinger, Forestville, June 1; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Chambers, Detroit Harbor; daughters to Mr. and Mrs. Anton Brey, Forestville, May 28; Mr. and Mrs. George Schmitz, Forestville, June 1.
? Wed: Matt McCarthy and Anna Fetzer, Sturgeon Bay.
? Licensed to wed: John Massart Jr. and Lucy Barbeaux, Brussels; Matt McCarthy, Antigo, and Anna Fetser, Sturgeon Bay; Edward W. Songbusch, Milwaukee, and Sarah Bley, Jacksonport; Harry Jochum, Racine, and Martha Smith, Fish Creek; Joseph Zettel Jr., Brussels, and Anna Seidl, Nasewaupee.
125 Years Ago
June 9, 1888
? The schooner Montcalm arrived here from Sandusky, Ohio, with a cargo of 615 tons of coal for Hagen & English. The coal is for their own use and was discharged on the dock adjoining their quarry on the west side of the bay. The freight was 75 cents a ton.
? The sidewalks of the city are now receiving their usual overhauling at the hands of the street commissioner.
? The bottom has nearly dropped out of the fish market, whitefish being worth only three cents and trout one cent less. Local dealers state the market is glutted and most of the present catch is salted.
? The work of overhauling the telegraph line between Sturgeon Bay and Two Rivers will be commenced at once.
150 Years Ago
June 11, 1863
? Jacob Crass, after a short interval with his family, left here last week for Memphis to join his regiment. Jacob will find the boys at Grand Gulf "away down in Dixie" and by the time he gets there they may have joined the main body of Grant's army before Vicksburg. It would seem that the noose is tightening around the rebels trying to hold out in Vicksburg.
? The schooner Sarah Crow, which was built in Door County and commanded by Captain David Clow of Chambers Island, was on her return from Buffalo, where she had delivered a cargo of wheat, when she was overcome by a furious gale and tossed over the beach at Point Belle, landing in a swamp. Her plucky Captain after 23 days hard work managed to pull her through the mire and sand by the aid of some anchors and finally reached Lake Erie.