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,--SIL-T/[NNIAL EDIT/ON (Ntms, I/t. lhsllkL Ill.) T/IUlfAY, JULY IL INI During the last half of the 1890's Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. r Obermiller and family moved from Burtonview to Mount Pul- aski, Mr. Obermiller being in the grain business near the Illinois Central Junction. He purchased the old Judge Fisher brick resi- Obermilller Family Of Nine Girls dence south of the railroad tracks, now known as the American Le- gion Home. Mr. Obermiller later served as postmaster and was in- terested in other activities until he died June 13, 1932. Fred W. Obermiller was born in Gemmny on April 6, 1856. Aft. er coming to the and locating in ried Miss Julia Boy at ley House in that city 1879. They broueht ily of girls with them Pulaski and picture, echt was taken of the century. WELL-KNOWN CONTRACTORS AND CARPENTERS in that partic- ular era were: left to right--Frank Fields, Frank B. Snyder, Thomas O. Snyder and Fred Snyder. OLD LANDMARK WAS WAGON SHOP IN EARLY DAYS OF CiTY (March 31, 1949) I I. . ... Wil!iam B. Jenner, who owned[ uuraness Hrms the old two-story brick building I U_---- B__i_ I_ q a"#n on the east side of the publ!el rll-U I;ICK Ill I O/O square, one ot Mount PulaskisJ old landmarks, known for the Business and professional firms past several years as the Zim- who were active in Mount Pu- mermann Carpenter Shop, sold laski back in the year 1878, were the property during the winter to listed in advertisements in The Mr. and Mrs. Ottmar Wagner. Citizen, as: The structure will be used by their son, Charles Frederick, for his Appliance Store, and Shellane Gas Agency. Work of remodel. ing the building, and putting in a modern front is almost com. pleted. The old structure, planned aft- er the Logan county court house huilt in 1848 in the public square, had a unique beginning, in the fact that two different in- terests were connected with its erection. Built in 1864 or 85 years ago, the first story was for Ad- am Schafer, an early day black- smith, and the second story for the Mount Pulaski Masonic Lodge. At that time the Wor- shipful Master was John Ayers, and the secretary was Joseph Welick. It was an unusual deal, and the agreement was that the lodge would have to keep up the repairs on the roof. In 1876, Jacob Jenner bought the lower half for his wagon manufacturing business and the Masonic group then sold him their half and moved their lodge headquarters to the second-story rooms of the new C. F. Schafer hardware store building. Mr. Jen. ner became the sole owner, and continued in the wagon business l until 1900. For almost half a cen- tury the building has been used for various purposes. The Dewey Clothes Rack Factory, operated by William Martin, Herman S. Bekemeyer and James Downing, used the lower floor for a time, and then Ralston & Snyder, and later Tom and Frank Snyder had their carpenter shop there, follow- ed by Theodore Zimmermann, who also rented the place for a carpenter shop. During these years the voting place for Pre- cinct No. 1 was located there. Mr. Zimermann moved his car. penter equipment out last week in order that remodeling work could get started for the new owners. At the time Mr. enner sold the building there was a strip of land about 6 feet wide along the south side and this was purchas- ed by the city when the new fire department brick structure was put up, in order to make room for both fire trucks. 1914 SHOWED MANY SALES Public sales were numerous in the 1914 period, One issue of the I Weekly News contained 13 sales advertiments in February. Dr. C. F. Poppele with office in Schafer Block. Cass & George, Physician and Surgeons, and dealer in pure drugs and medicines, wines and liquors for medicinal use, toilet articles, school books, stationery, at their Drug Store south side of the square. M. P. Phinney, M.D., physician and surgeon. Dr. J. A. GorE, resident dentist Schick's Block. Wm. D. Kempton, M.D., dentist east side square. A. G. Jones, attorney at la and Conveyancer. S. L. Wallace, attorney at law, Collecting and Real Estate. Money to loan at 9 percent. M. Wemple, justice of the peace and Conveyancer (one who draws conveyances of pro- perry and deeds). R. S. Hershey, furniture and undertaking, east side square M. A. DuBoee, photographic artist, west side square. Mary E. Reeves, milliner and dressmaker. Scroggin & Sawyer, bankers. Mrs. E. P. Hubbard's Millinery Rooms. Harry Cassada, fashionable barber and hair-dresser. MeFarlin & Wood, grain deal- ers and buyers. L. Samson's, Clothing. Dr. Nolan, physician. Dr. P. H. Oyler, practicing physician and surgeon. W. W. Martin, successor to Gee. Mayer & Co., dry goods, groceries, boots and shoes. John Roth, butcher, roasts 8c; pork 10c; loin steak 10c. "Don't forget the little butch. er." S. Llnn Beidler, drugs. E. A. Danner, Clothing. &! Geo. F. Reinhardt, hardware farm implements. Frank Schick's, popular one. price store for dry goods and shoes. Mayer Bros., dealers in harness, . saddlery and carriages. J. B. Gordon, livery, feed and sale stable, southwest corner of square. C. F. Schafer & Co., farming implements and hardware. . Capps & Son, nursery. Mt. Pulaski House, G. M. Cass, prop. f r f ,ROY" . MOTHER OF NINE CHARMING DAU- GHTEl--Following are the names of the nine girls of the Obermiller family, all of whom mar- ried, and four of whom are now deceased: From left to right--Mary Louise Mrs. Joseph Gordon, Tacoma, Wash., deceased; Dorothy (Dora) Julia, Mrs. Oscar Wolcott, deceased; Emilie Augusta, Mrs. Charles Cunningham, Peoria, Ill., deceased; LuciUe Edna, Mrs. Frank Adams, Philadelphia, Penn.; Winifred, Mrs. Leigh W. Lucas, Mount Pulaski, IIL; Helen Frances, Mrs. Mount Pulaski, Ill., deceased; Pauline Carl Yoder, Peoria, Ill.; Esther opal, Croll, Larchmonth, N.Y.; Ruth Leigl McMath, Phoenix, Ariz. It is an and perhaps a strange or unusual the mother of these nine girls was Boy, before her marriage to miller. REMEMBER US ? No story of Mount Pulaski would be at all complete without some mention being made of A. F. "Dillie" Dill. saver. Dillie was the town's bar. ber for many years, was super. visor of the township, was a baseball umpire and temporary postmaster. He was always the life of the party, and is shown here at a Fiesta Parade with his faithful pal. --'I'imes-News Photo SIX APPLICANTS FOR POST OFFICE (]a 15, 1934) Six local citizens will take the examination for the postmaster- ship of the Mount Pulaski office sometime this month. Those who have filed their ap- plications with the Civil Service commission, are: Miss Etta Upp, Albert F. Dillsaver, Elmer Meist. er, Walter D. Wacaser, Waiter M. Drobisch and Timothy E. Weller. The position pays $2,100 a year. Fits aH standard 3.point different size and pFaC 10" biades for small he tot power 10". 12" and acreages and tractors SMOOTHERS have ePP ic ante and hHage on land forming to bIems, fdl races, benches waterl investment since addhonal effecbv( Using your own lr3c(Or Eversman Scraper, you jobs on your farm be for efftcent irrgation prove drainage, fdl Buttd farm roads. waterways, reservior$, sponds instantly to s t control Loads wl!h tow but wllh large scr hlgh speed Frond control of hlI We Will Rent These Machines All rental will be a on purchase of new rn HASKELL PHOSPHATE - LIMESTONE cO. Latham, III. Phone OR