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T1MES.NEWS (Mot  IlL) TI[UIDAT, DEGENBER 21, 1961 BERGOLD ONE OF MANY GERMAN FAMILIES HERE In writing information about former Mount Pulaskians, it is of interest to many to read about citizens who were active and well known during the period of the 1880's and 1890's. Such a per- son was Peter Bergold, who lived at the corner of Cooke and Gar- den Streets. Peter Bergold was born April 28, 1846, in Hartenrod, Kreis Lin- denfels, Germany. He had an eventful career serving in the German Army of 1866, and the Franco-Prussian War, 1870.1871. In 1872 he left his native land and came*to the United States, and directly to Mount Pulaski. On May 23, 1873, here in Mount Pul- aski, he married Barbara Lang, who was born in Germany on Jan. 9, 1850, and had come direct- ly to Mount Pulaski from her na- tive land in the early 1870's. In the many years that follow- ed Mr. Bergold became a well known citizen, holding the post of night police from 1887 to 1896. He also had the job of lighting the oil lamps at street intersec- tions before electricity was estab- lished in the city in 1893. HILLTOP BOWL, INC. WHAT THE WELL-DRESSED MAN WORE back in the 90% show :Iohn H. Beidler and Fred Meister. Mr. Bergoltl died March 17, 1910 from a sudden heart attack. His wife passed away April 22, 1936. She lived with her daughter Anna, wife of the late Charles _ Schmitz. Mrs. Schmitz died June 3, 1960. This is the story of one of Mt Pulaski's families, who were a- mong the many that had come :, here from Germany following the founding of the city. NEW BUS SCHEDULE (Feb. 6 ,1941) 4" Without regular bus service  for a couple of years, Mount Pu- laski was again placed on the list Monday, Feb. 3, when the Ill- inois Transportation Co., of Peo- ria, began a daily schedule be- tween that city and Decatur, on Route 121. DONALD SNYDER, 2, LOST; boring cornfield, being found FOUND IN CORNFIELD shortly before midnight after - more than 200 had searched for (Nov. 2, 1939) him for seven hour. His mother, Little Donald Snyder. 2 years Mrs. Donald Snyder bore up old, doesn't look much the worse for his 7 hour nap in a neigh- bravely. BOHN'S GARAGE CORNLAND A MI00RRY CHRISTMAS HAROLD'S FURNITURE & LINOLEUM LINCOLN L