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and other noteworthy events in the life of
the A. O. Buchman family
Joseph G. Buchman, Ph.D.
(Dennis Buchman (1810 – 1884) → Alfred Ossman Buchman (1856 – 1934 →
Ross Alfred Buchman (1893 – 1969) → Marshall Harding Buchman (1924
→ Joseph Geddes Buchman (1958 - ) → (Kristian Sean Buchman (1994 - )
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“Buch” is a German
topographic name for someone who “lived by a beech tree or beech forest,” from
Middle High German buoche, or a habitational name from any of the
numerous places so named with this word, notably in Bavaria and
Württemberg. The beech tree is one of
the most common trees in the forests of central
“In other instances Buch was used as a nickname in the sense ‘book,’as an occupational name for a scholar or scribe.”
Dictionary of American Family Names,
July 25th 1810, Dennis Buchman was born somewhere
outside of the
Before August 1815,
and almost immediately after immigration to the
June 11th 1817, Sarah Anthony was born.
No record has yet been found to indicate where Sarah Buchman was born, nor the date of Dennis Buchman and Sarah Anthony’s marriage.
1856, Alfred Ossman Buchman was born to Dennis Buchman Junior (age 45) and
Sarah Anthony Buchman (age 39) in
On September 7th 1856, Alfred
Ossman Buchman was baptized at
(NOTE: In typed copies of the Indianland
church records, A. O. Buchman’s middle name has been mistakenly transcribed as “Osborn.” See Appendix B for a History of the
1860, Margaret Jane Woods was born to Henry Woods (age 25) and Louisa Foss
Woods (age 21), in
1863, Margaret Jane Wood’s father, Henry Woods, died of disease at
Henry Woods is
buried in Clark’s Chapel cemetery, near the southwest corner of county roads
600 East and 1050 North in
On April 11th 1864, Margaret Jane Wood’s mother, Louisa Foss Woods, married John E. Campbell.
May 28th 1882, The Fort Wayne Daily Gazette, page 7.
. . A. O. Buchman, lately appointed accountant of the
. . The track of the N.Y. C. & St. L. railway will be torn up through the
city Monday by workmen ballasting the road. The master of construction was in the city
yesterday afternoon, and instructed A. O. Buchman to push the work forward east
to the gravel pit near
(It is unclear if this is “our” A. O. Buchman. Yet the odds of another A. O. Buchman living
On January 4th
1884, Dennis Buchman died following a fall down a flight of stairs, at age 73
years, 5 months, and 10 days. He is
buried in the
On June 26th
1886, A. O. Buchman (age 29) and Margaret (Maggie) Jane Woods Campbell (age 26)
were married by the Reverend Chas. S. Kohler at
On June 5th
1887, Mary Maudelia Buchman was born in
On August 19th 1887, Mary Maudelia Buchman died at the age of 2 months, 14 days. (No record has yet been located to indicate where she is buried.)
(It seems likely
the A. O. Buchman family moved from
On October 28th
1889 Lillian Pearl Buchman was born at
The first record so
far located of the A. O. Buchman family living in
Buckman (sic) Alfred O, General agent Connecticut Indemnity Assn and The Manufacturer’s Accident Indemnity Co. Geneva, N. Y. office 20 Schmitz Bldg, res. 83 Force.
an A. P. Buchman, M. D. also lived in
The first mention
of the A. O. Buchman family which has been found to date in the Fort Wayne
Newspapers was reported on December 29th 1890, in The Fort Wayne Sentinel. At this time in
LOCAL NEWS: J. B.
Bryan, of Carey, O., is the guest of A. O. Buchman, at
On March 24th
1891, Blanche Goldie Buchman was born at
April 30th 1891, The Fort Wayne Weekly Gazette, page 5.
Lillian Pearl, the
little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Buchman, of
On March 12th 1893, Alfred Rosman (Ross) Buchman was born.
(NOTE: No indication of where Ross Buchman was born. At about this time the family moved from
June 24th 1894, The Fort Wayne Weekly Gazette, page 5.
A. O. Buchman, who
has resigned as assistant superintendent of the Western and Southern Life
Insurance Co., of
NEWS NOTES: A. O.
Buchman left last evening for
(NOTE: Elizabeth Ann Woods Schiltz’s death date is mistakenly recorded as “October 21st 1894” in the A. O. Buchman family Bible. Mrs. Schiltz was the former Elizabeth Ann Woods, born 24 Feb 1856.)
August 23rd, 1894 The
LOCAL NEWS: A. O. Buchman left last evening for
On January 11th 1895, Vera Marie Buchman was born.
On January 12th, 1895, The Fort Wayne News, page 1.
Born, to Mr. and
Mrs. A. O. Buchman, of
NEWS NOTES: At the
regular review of
(NOTE: See Appendix D for a brief history of the Knights of the Maccabees.)
August 9th 1895, The Fort Wayne Gazette, page 3.
LOCAL NEWS: Mr. A.
O. Buchman, who has just returned from a three day’s trip to
(NOTE: Sarah Buchman would have been 78 years old at this time. This also suggests A. O. Buchman may not have seen her since his wedding to Margaret on June 26th 1886.)
August 9th 1895, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 3.
IN SOCIETY: Mr. A.
O. Buchman left yesterday for Atlantic City N. J., where he will remain five
days, when he will visit his aged mother in
Out of Town Papers Talk About Fort Wayne People: The Daily Times of Mauch
Chuck, Pa says: “A. O. Buchman of
(NOTE: The above
article from The Mauch Chuck Daily Times was also reproduced in The Fort Wayne Daily News, August 16th 1895, page 4; and
The Fort Wayne Weekly Gazette, August 22nd, 1895, page
3. See Appendix E, for a brief
description of the Mauch Chuck switchback, which some historians cite as the
first prototype of the modern roller coaster.
A. O. Buchman, City Manger Covenant Mutual Life Association of IL. 242 Smith.
April 6th 1896, The
LOCAL LINES: Mrs. Buchman, of
April 6th 1896, The Fort Wayne News, page 3.
Mr. A. O. Buchman
gave a pleasant surprise party in honor of his wife’s birthday anniversary at
their residence on
(NOTE: This was Margaret Jane Woods Campbell Buchman’s 36th birthday.)
On July 23rd 1896, Evelyn (no middle name) Buchman was born.
July 24th 1896, The
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Buchman, of 242 South Webster (sic, should be Smith) street – a daughter.
December 23rd, 1896, The Fort Wayne News, page 11.
Mr. A. O. Buchman
and family of
December 24th 1896, The Fort Wayne Weekly Gazette, page 13.
LOCAL NEWS: Mr. A. O. Buchman and family, of
NEWS NOTES: Mrs.
Sylvia Ervin and son, and Mrs. Louisa Campbell, of
June 9th 1897, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 3.
Mrs. Sylvia Ervin
and son and Mrs. Louisa Campbell, of
June 15th 1897, The Fort Wayne Sentinel page 1.
OTHER ACCIDENTS: Evelyn, the one-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Buchman, of 242 Smith Street, fell out of bed, striking its (sic) head on the floor. The child was unconscious for a time but has almost fully recovered from the shock.
July 1st 1897, The Fort Wayne Gazette, page 2.
WANTED – A few good
men can make good money. Apply to A. O.
(NOTE: The classified advertisement above also ran on July 2nd and 3rd 1897.)
August 10th 1897, The Fort Wayne Gazette, page 4.
Mrs. Rosa Bryan and
Nelson Bryan and wife took up the Robinson park excursion from
November 19th 1897, The Fort Wayne Gazette, page 4.
(NOTE: The advertisement above also ran in the Fort Wayne Gazette in 1897 on November 16th, December 3rd, and December 28th, and in 1898 on April 2nd, 3rd, 5th. 15th 20th 22nd, 24th; May 3rd, 5th 7th 9th 12th 15th 17th 20th 22nd, 25th 26th 29th 31st June 3rd, 7th 10th 14th 17th 18th 21st 24th 28th 30th July 1st 2nd, 3rd.. Some versions of the advertisement dropped the sentence: “Most liberal terms to good agents.”)
November 23rd 1897, The Fort Wayne Gazette, page 4.
WANTED – To borrow,
$700 on property worth $1,500 at 6 per cent; on commission. Address A. O. Buchman,
April 1st 1898, The Fort Wayne News, page 5.
Republican Caucuses Last Night Were
Well Attended by Good Citizens.
STRONG MEN SELECTED
The Delegates Who Will Compose City
Convention next Monday Afternoon
CONTESTS IN SEVERAL WARDS.
Pass Off Without Ill Feeling, and Candidates
Prepared to Make an Active Campaign
The ward caucuses of the republican party, held in this city last night, demonstrated an unusual interest and confidence in the ranks. The vote at the caucuses was full and was in early. . . . With such a start as this victory is assured. The personnel of the nominees is all that could be desired, they are representative men and in almost every case represent the solid property holding class. . . . TENTH WARD. . . . The delegates are: John Shepler, A. O. Buchman, G. I. Haswell. . . .
May 2nd 1898, The Fort Wayne Gazette, page 7.
May 14th 1898, The Fort Wayne Daily Gazette, page 7.
FOR EXCHANGE –
House with 8 rooms, on
VISITED BY A SNAKE: When A. O. Buchman went out to feed his chickens yesterday morning he was surprised to find that the coop had a new occupant in the shape of a large brown spotted snake. Mr. Buchman went for the snake with a stick and after about ten minutes of hard fighting it was dragged out dead. When measured it was found to be five feet ten inches long.
July 16 1898, The Fort Wayne Daily Gazette, page 3.
CITY BREVETIES: A. O. Buchman, who killed a large snake in his back yard several days ago, killed another yesterday. The reptile which was sent to the other world was much larger than the first and measured six feet, three inches.
July 30th 1898 The
(NOTE: " Langshan chickens
enjoyed considerable popularity in the
August 7th 1898, The Fort Wayne Daily Gazette, page 8.
(NOTE: The above advertisement also ran on August 8th 11th 12th 18th 20th 22nd, 23rd, 25th 27th.)
1898, The Fort Wayne Daily Gazette, page 8.
(NOTE: The above advertisement also ran on September 3rd, 5th 6th 9th 13th 15th 16th 17th 19th 20th and 22nd, 28th, October 10th, December 28th.)
September 22nd, 1898, The Fort Wayne Daily Gazette, page 8.
While A. O. Buchman, the insurance man, was walking
on a street in
December 10th 1898, The Fort Wayne News, page 4.
SUIT TO RECOVER: This morning in
Justice Bullerman’s court, L. P. Stapleford filed suit against J. C. Hinton,
the restaurant-keeper, to recover the value of a $6.00 meal ticket. The suit brings out a rather sensational
statement. The ticket was issued, Mr.
Hinton claims, to A. O. Buchman, agent for the Old Wayne Mutual Life Insurance
January 4th 1899, The Fort Wayne News, page 4.
OTHER COURT NOTES: Alfred O. Buchman sues Charles Kalbus for $5,000 for slander.
January 5th 1899, The Fort Wayne Gazette, page 2.
NEW SUITS FILED: Superior Court: A. O. Buchman vs. Charles Kalbus, slander, $5,000. Breen & Morris for Plaintiff.
January 13th 1899, The Fort Wayne Gazette, page 7.
(The above also ran in the Classified Advertisements section of the Fort Wayne Gazette on January 14th, 16th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 25th, 26th, 29th, 30th, 31st, February 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 8th, 12th, 14th and 16th 1899.)
January 20th 1899, The Fort Wayne Gazette, page 7.
FOR RENT – A large
store room; cheap; suitable for saloon; corner Smith and
February 23rd 1899, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 4.
DEFENDANT GETS AWAY: Charles Kalbus was to have been defendant in a suit for slander in the court of Judge Dawson to-day. It is alleged that he stigmatized A. O. Buchman as a former inmate of a penitentiary and the gentleman in question who has no acquaintance with the interior of prisons asked for $3,000 damages. Kalbus is worth several thousand dollars and his attorneys say that he has now left for parts unknown taking his available assets with him. The jury this morning returned a verdict against Kalbus for $2,500, but as he has disappeared, no execution against him is good.
February 23rd 1899, The Fort Wayne Gazette, page 4.
KALBUS LEFT THE CITY: Chas. Kalbus Fears a Judgment Would Be Given Against Him. Case to be Tried before Judge Dawson To-day.
The slander suit of A. O. Buchman against Charles Kalbus will be tried before Judge Dawson and a jury today.
The plaintiff asks for $500 damages on account
of a slanderous article that was circulated by Kalbus, he having having (sic)
said that Buchman was or had been an inmate of the prison at
The defendant’s answer to the charge would have been that he was of unsound mind at the time the remarks were made, but it has developed that Kalbus will not be at the trial, he having picked up all of his belongings and about $3,000 in cash and left the state.
It seems that he has been fearing judgment might be given against him and has been devising some plan by •which he might elude the law.
One instance is known where he tried to marry a girl by the of Point, so that he could put all of his property in her name, but on the day, in fact, not until the last hour, did the girl find out that she did not want to marry him, and while the preacher was waiting to marry the couple, the girl backed out.
Should a judgment have been rendered, which it is thought would not have been the case, it could have been collected, as the defendant is worth several thousand dollars.
March 5th 1899, The Fort Wayne Gazette, page 2.
FOUND – Ruby stone
setting. Loser can have same by
identifying it at A. O. Buchman,
(The above also ran in the classified advertisements section of The Fort Wayne Gazette, on April 1st, 11th and 12th 1899.)
June 23rd 1899, The Fort Wayne Sentinel page 3.
LOCAL NEWS: Alfred O. Buchman sues Charles Kalbus to recover $2,800. Breen & Morris are attorneys.
On August 27th 1899 Marshall O. Buchman (unclear what the “O.” stood for) was born.
August 28th 1899, The Fort Wayne News, page 5.
BIRTH RECORD: Born, to Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Buchman, of
LOCAL NEWS: Mrs.
Maggie J. Buchman was pleasantly surprised Thursday evening at her home,
(NOTE: This was Margaret Jane Woods Campbell Buchman’s 40th birthday.)
Mrs. A. O. Buchman was pleasantly surprised by a party of friends. Games and music served to pass a most pleasant evening.
LOCAL LINES: O. A.
(sic; should be A. O.) Buchman, of
August 11th 1900, The Bethlehem Globe-Times, page 1.
MRS. SARAH BUCHMAN: Mrs. Sarah Buchman, a widow, died at the county almshouse of paresis Thursday evening, aged 85 years (sic). She was formerly a resident of Siegfried and was admitted to the almshouse three years ago. Children of the deceased woman took charge of the remains.
(NOTE: According to family records, Sara Anthony Buchman was born 11 June 1817 and died 9 August 1900 at the age of 83 years, 1 month 29 days).
LOCAL LINES: Mr.
and Mrs. Will Shultz returned to
LOCAL LINES: Mrs. Louist (sic, should be Louisa) Campbell of Decatur is visiting her daughter, Mrs. A. O. Buchman.
February 7th 1901, The Fort Wayne News, page 4.
DREAD DIPHTHERIA. THREE CHILDREN DIE FROM THAT DISEASE TO-DAY.
CHILD OF A. O. BUCHMAN
child of Mr. A. O. Buchman, the well known insurance man, died to-day at his
The infant child of
Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Buchman, of
The following cases
of contagious diseases have been reported to the board of health: Diphtheria at
February 8th 1901, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, page 2.
The eighteen months old child of Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Buchman, of
February, 18 1901, The
CARD OF THANKS
We desire to thank our friends and neighbors and especially Wayne Tent No. 54, K. O. T. M., for the kindness shown during the illness and death of our child.
MR. AND MRS. A. O. BUCHMAN,
February 20th 1901, The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, page 3.
The little crib is empty now,
The little clothes laid by;
A mother’s hope, a father’s joy,
In death’s cold arm doth lie.
Go, little pilgrim, to thy home,
On yonder blissful shore;
We miss thee here, but soon will come,
Where thou hast gone before.
In loving remembrance of our darling Marshall O.
died February 7, 1901, age 1 year, 5 months and ten days.
(NOTE: The poem above was apparently authored by Marshall O. Waggoner, a Christian evangelist friend of the A. O. Buchman family, and in honor of whom Marshall Buchman was named.)
A scarlet fever
card is out at the residence of A. O. Buchman,
Cases of scarlet
fever have been reported at
April 28th 1901, The Fort Wayne Daily Gazette, page 7.
THE DEED OF A
BRUTE: A. O. Buchman last night turned his horse into a vacant lot on
LOCAL NEWS: Mr. and
Mrs. A. O. Buchman will celebrate their fifteenth or crystal wedding
anniversary this evening at their home,
(NOTE: In 1983 Evelyn Buchman told Joseph Buchman that Alfred gave Maggie a crystal sugar bowl as an anniversary present.)
October 23rd 1901, The
TRIAL BEGINS -- The Day Consumed Getting a Jury Acceptable to Both Sides –
Accused Looks Well. HE IS CONFIDENT OF
ACQUITAL. The trial of Charles Dunn for
the murder of little Alice Cothrell at Wallen last July was begun in the
circuit court of Judge Edward O’Rourke yesterday. The interest in the case is intense. . .
. The work of getting a jury has been in
progress since 10 o’clock yesterday. . . . the names called in order were A. O.
(NOTE: An article similar to the one above also appears on page one of the October 22nd 1901 edition of The Fort Wayne News.)
(NOTE: In the Fall of 1901, the A. O. Buchman family address changed from “242 Smith street” to “2610 Smith street” in a city-wide renumbering.)
January 12th 1902, The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, page 8.
IN SOCIETY: Vera,
the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Buchman, of 1610 (sic)
June 12th 1902, The Fort Wayne News, page 7.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Mr. A. O. Buchman, of this city, has
August 1st 1902, The Fort Wayne News, page 7.
A. O. Buchman, of
December 11th 1902, The Fort Wayne News, page 8.
A. O. Buchman left
December 29th 1902, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 6.
Mr. A. O. Buchman
and wife and five children have returned from
March 2nd, 1903, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 2.
March 2nd, 1903, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 4 (Same date as above).
ANNOUNCEMENT OF PRIZE WINNERS: The Daily News received from the boys and girls exactly one thousand and five guesses on the circulation of the paper during the month of February, just closed. . . . A large number of the boys and girls guessed pretty close to the correct average number of papers circulated during February, among them the following. . . . Blanche Buchman, Evelyn Buchman . . . Vera Buchman . . . Lillian Buchman . . . A. R. Buchman . . . Ross Buchman. . . .
(NOTE: Apparently Ross entered twice!)
July 9th 1903, The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, page 10.
LOCAL CHAT: A. O.
Buchman left for
March 4th 1904, The
CLIENT DECLARED INSANE – Peculiar Conditions in the Kalbus Case – The Court
News: Some peculiar developments were
brought out this morning in the superior court when Breen & Morris applied
for a verdict on a judgment for $2,500 rendered against Charles Kalbus in
1899. The suit under which the judgment
was rendered was for slander and was filed in 1899 by Alfred O. Buchman. Kalbus talked with attorneys about his case,
but when it was called he did not appear and the jury rendered a verdict for
the full amount. He disappeared and has
been in various parts of the country since and when he returned a short time
ago arrangements were made to take the judgment on the verdict. Attorneys Henry Colerick and Carl Smith
appeared in the superior court this morning and made a fight on the ground that
Kalbus had been confined in an insane asylum in
March 4th 1904, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 2.
IS NOT RESPONSIBLE:
A judgment was secured in 1899 against Charles Kalbus for slander on A. O.
Buchman. He never appeared to defend the
suit and judgment was rendered by default.
Today the judgment was rendered on this judgment. Attorneys Henry Colerick and Carl Smith will
bring a petition this afternoon to have the verdict set aside on the ground
that Kalbus is not mentally responsible and that prior to 1899 he was in the
On May 4th 1904, Louisa Foss Woods Campbell, mother of Margaret Jane Woods Campbell Buchman, died at age 65 years, 10 months and 6 days.
May 5th 1904, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 4.
Mr. A. O. Buchman
and four children will leave at 12:35 for
MRS. CAMPBELL DEAD
Campbell, a former resident of Allen county, died at noon Wednesday at her
home, six miles south of
(NOTE: The above was also reported in The Fort Wayne News, page 8.)
INDIANA: Mrs. Louisa Campbell, 67 years of age, died Wednesday at her home
Campbell aged sixty seven and who lives just nine miles north east of our city
in Union township died at her home Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock after
suffering for several years from that dread affliction cancer. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon
at two o’clock from Clark’s Chapel of which she was a member and internment
will be made in
(NOTE: The Decatur Democrat
was a weekly. Louisa Campbell’s funeral
was probably held on May 6th the week prior to this
The People’s Mutual Benefit Association:
Gentlemen: -- I wish to thank
you for your prompt payment of my claim against your association. I just paid on my wife’s mother, Mrs. Louisa
Campbell, less than $1.50 and I received $45.00 in full. In any of the industrial companies I would
not have received more than $4.00 or $5.00, for you have to be insured for one
year before you get the full benefit. In
this association you receive the full amount whether you have been a member for
one week or one year. I wish to thank W.
M. Finney, General Manager, who adjusted my claim very satisfactory. Mr. Finney is a gentleman and for honorable
dealings he cannot be excelled. I am,
Yours very truly, A. O. Buchman,
August 24, 1904, The
VERY CLOSE RESEMBLANCE (
Almost every reader of the Independent is acquainted with, or knows of
Harry Buchman, the old veteran who successfully conducts a grocery store on
The other day the editor called on Mr. Buchman at his place of
business. There he saw a man who looked
so near like our jolly friend Harry that we came to the conclusion that it must
be a brother of his. Upon inquiring we
were told that it was and we were introduced to the gentleman who resides at
Remarking that they favored each other very much A. O. Buchman said that
his brother Harry once played a trick upon him.
In his younger days he said he was keeping company with Miss Carolina
------, of Lehigh county. Harry learning
of it, and favoring each other very closely, he made his way one Saturday
evening to the home of Miss Carolina, representing himself as A. O. Buchman;
and nearly succeeded in deceiving the fair
August 29th 1904, The
Mrs. Maggie J. Buchman and daughter, Blanche, of
October 11th 1904, The
Al (sic) Buchman, of
(NOTE: Erysipelas, also known as St. Anthony's Fire, is an intensely red bacterial infection that occurs on the face and lower extremities and is usually caused by the streptococcus bacteria.)
CITY BREVITIES: A. O. Buchman is able to be out after a three weeks’ illness.
December 8th 1904, The Fort Wayne News, page 2.
March 25th 1905, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 2.
June 27th 1905, The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, page 5.
Mrs. Nellie Campbell, of
CITY BREVITIES: The Misses Lillian and Blanche Buchman have gone to Decatur and Wren, O., for a visit of two weeks.
July 6th 1905, The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, page 5.
SOCIETY AFFAIRS: The Misses Lillian and Blanche Buchman,
July 11 1905, The
Misses Lillian and Blanche Buchman, of
August 9th, 1905, The
Francis W. Beige, of
September 24th 1905, The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, page 5.
SOCIETY HAPPENINGS: Mr. A. O. Buchman and daughter, Miss Lillian, of
BREVITIES: A. O. Buchman has returned
from a business trip to
November 12th 1905, The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, page 7.
CITY NEWS: Mr. A. O. Buchman has returned from
CITY BREVITIES: A. O. Buchman is at home from a business trip to
January 24th 1906, The Fort Wayne News, page 8.
OF LOCAL INTEREST: A. O. Buchman
January 24th, 1906, The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, page 7.
PERSONAL AND SOCIETY: Mr. A. O. Buchman, of 2610 Smith street, left last night for Philadelphia where he will spend the next two months.
February 26th 1906, The Fort Wayne News, page 2.
OF LOCAL INTEREST:
A. O. Buchman is home from
ALLEN COUNTY COURTS: Set Old Case for Trial.
An old case which
has engaged at intervals the attention of every superior court judge since
Judge Dawson’s time, was brought up before Judge Heaton this morning and was
set for hearing July 16. A number of
years ago A. O. Buchman brought suit against Charles Kalbus for slander and
obtained judgment for $2,500. The
judgment remained unpaid and later a suit was brought upon the judgment, Mr.
Buchman recovering judgment upon the judgment.
Then the defendant removed to
June 25th 1906, The
Mrs. A. O. Buchman, of
July 6th 1906, The
Miss Lillian Buchman, who recently completed the course at the Fort Wayne Business college, has accepted a position with the Clark Showcase and Fixture company.
August 18th 1906, The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, page 7.
CITY NEWS: Messrs.
A. O. and A. R. Buchman were in Monroeville and
(NOTE: The above was also reported in The Fort Wayne Daily News, on page 2, and in the August 30th 1906 edition of The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, on page 7. Ross Buchman and Ulysses Woods were first cousins. Ulysses Woods was the son of Margaret Jane Woods Buchman’s older brother William R. Woods.)
September 2nd, 1906, The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, page 5.
SOCIETY: Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Buchman left
yesterday for a trip to
December 31st 1906, The
CITY BREVETIES: Miss Evelyn Buchman, of
January 2nd, 1907, The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, page 7.
SOCIETY: Miss Mary Bicknese, of
January 4th 1907, The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, page 8
SOCIETY: Class number 4 of the United Brethren
Sunday school will give a musical this evening at the home of Miss Blanche
SOCIETY: Miss Vera Buchman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
A. O. Buchman of
(NOTE: Articles nearly identical to the above were also published in the January 12th 1907 edition of the Fort Wayne Daily News on page 7; and in the January 13th 1907 edition of The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette on page 14.)
January 19th 1907, The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, page 7
SOCIETY: Another new club to be known as the Chere Ami club, was organized last evening at the home of Miss Clara Horstman. The members are the Misses Lillian and Blanche Buchman, Mary and Charlotte Bushing and Carla Horstman. Miss Lillian P. Buchman was elected president and Miss Carla A. Horstman secretary and treasurer. The next meeting will be held at the home of the Misses Buchman.
(NOTE: Articles nearly identical to the above were also published in the January 19th 1907 edition of The Fort Wayne Daily News on page 4; and in the January 19th 1907 edition of The Fort Wayne Sentinel on page 3. On this date, Lillian and Blanche would have been 17 and 16 years old respectively.)
February 27th 1907, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 2.
NEW FRATERNITY: A new chapter of the order of Knights and Ladies of Columbia is now being organized in this city and it is hoped to have the installation exercises within a short time. The organization will start out with thirty members and it is hoped to bring the number up considerably higher as soon as the society gets into working order. Mr. Buchman is doing the organizing.
March 21st 1907, The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, page 6.
NEW ORDER TO BE
ORGANIZED THIS EVENING: Mr. A. O.
Buchman, special organizer for the Knights and Ladies of Honor, has concluded
preparations for the installation of a new lodge. The new chapter will be instituted this
evening in the Elektron hall by Supreme Secretary George D. Taft, of
March 29th 1907, The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, page 10.
KNIGHTS AND LADIES INDUCT FIRST OFFICERS: Fort Wayne Lodge Instituted by Supreme Secretary Taft
KNIGHTS AND LADIES OF HONOR.
To the list of officers elected and installed by the newly instituted lodge of Fort Wayne Knights and Ladies of Honor and published in the Journal-Gazette yesterday the following have been added: Trustees, Dr. Charles W. Gorden, Maggie J. Buchman and David Johnston; medical examiners, Drs. Guy Smith and Charles W. Gorden, and pianist Lillian P. Buchman.
A class of candidates is now forming to be initiated at an early meeting and bright prospects are seen for the new organization.
April 20th 1907, The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, page 7.
SOCIETY: Mrs. C. F. Brown, of
CITY BREVITIES: The Knights and Ladies of Honor will give an ice cream social tonight at the home of A. O. Buchman, Smith and Pontiac streets.
July 27th 1907, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 10.
A very pleasant garden party was given last evening
by Miss Gladys Greek at her home on
December 22nd 1907, The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, page 15.
daughter of Mr. A. O. Buchman, has entered the Fort Wayne Art school as a
student. Later she will resume her
(NOTE: It seems likely that this is in error. Other contemporary articles mention the art school studies of Miss Emma Buchman, daughter of A. P. Buchman, M. D.)
January 6th 1908, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 8.
The Good Cheer circle of the Calvary United Brethren church will meet
with Miss Blanche Buchman,
January 26th 1908, The Forth Wayne Journal-Gazette, page 4.
Mr. and Mrs.
William Biege, of
CITY BREVITIES: A.
O. Buchman left today for
1908, The Forth
Mrs. A. O. Buchman,
CITY BREVITIES: A. O. Buchman, grand deputy protector of the Knights and Ladies of Honor, of Bluffton, was in the city yesterday to visit his wife, who is seriously ill.
June 7th 1908, The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, page 10.
Mrs. Maggie J.
June 28th 1908, The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, page 10.
Mrs. Maggie J. Buchman, of 2610 Smith street, who has been ill for the past four months and who has been in the Lutheran hospital for the past month, where she underwent a surgical operation, has been removed to her home. Mrs. Buchman has improved greatly.
August 25th 1908, The Fort Wayne News, page 2.
Blanche and Lillian Buchman are visiting in
SOCIETY: Miss Ethel
Cora Benoy, of
Miss Lillian Buchman was unable to continue the performance of her duties at
the Physician’s Defense company’s offices yesterday and had to be removed to
her home in a cab. On Wednesday, Miss
Buchman sustained a severe shock when a snowball was thrown through a window in
A meeting of the young Women’s Missionary society of Calvary United Brethren church will be held Monday evening at the home of the Misses Lillian and Blanche Buchman, 2610 Smith street.
Hester Paul, of
August 19th 1909, The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, page 11.
OF CIVIL WAR DAYS: Reproduction of Old Rebel paper Published in
Mr. A. O. Buchman,
the insurance salesman, has received a copy of the Siegfried (
The Citizen was a rabid secessionist paper, and its columns were full of derisive and abusive epithets of the Union leaders and their armies. The new columns are principally filled with stories of citizens and soldiers killed during the siege, hopes of early succor and tributes to the bounty of people who were helping in feeding the hungry. One man is thanked for a supply of mule meat, and some officers are criticized for allowing their men to forage at night and steal food.
Good Cheer Bible
class of Calvary United Brethren church will hold a box social on Thursday
evening at the home of Misses Lillian and Blanche Buchman,
June 24th 1910, The
BUILDING PERMITS: (sic) A. O. Buchman will spend a few days in
Lillian and Blanche Buchman, of
April 15th 1911, Lillian Pearl Buchman, age 21, and Eldred Sherrick, age 23, were married.
April 17th 1911, The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, page 8.
Miss Lillian P.
Buchman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Buchman, of
April 17th 1911, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 8.
Miss Lillian P. Buchman, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Buchman, of Smith street, and Mr. Eldred Sherrick, of Lewis street, were married at the U. B. Parsonage by the Rev. Mr. Byrer Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The ceremony was witnessed by only the nearest relatives. The bride wore a stunning traveling suit of dark blue with a hat of the same colored straw. Following the ceremony an elegant wedding supper was served at the home of the bride. The rooms were prettily decorated in green and white and the bride’s table was carried out in the same colors. In the evening Mr. and Mrs. Sherrick left for the east and will be at home after May 1. Mr. Sherrick is (a) shipping clerk in the Indiana Furniture company and the bride was head stenographer for the Physicians Defense company for the past three years.
DINNER: Friday noon some of the ladies employed in the Fort Wayne Electric
Works celebrated the birth anniversary of Miss Gladys Greek, one of their
(illegible) gave Miss May Clark another member of the party a farewell dinner
in McCulloch park. Besides the guests
mentioned, there were in the party the Misses Vera Buchman, (illegible)
Jackson, Rose Miller, Estella Meade, (illegible) Danner, and Ruth
Beverforden. While the dinner was in
progress eight of the young men from the works called to congratulate Miss
Greek and wish Miss Clark a safe and happy trip, for she leaves in a few days
July 27th 1912, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 2.
SOCIETY: A very
pleasant garden party was given last evening by Miss Gladys Greek at her home
September 5th 1912, The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, page 3.
Ross Buchman, Leo Kavanaugh and Robert Shard are employees of the
October 15th 1912, The Fort Wayne News, page 2.
COLUMBIAN KNIGHTS: Making Big Progress in Securing New Members Here
The local lodge of Columbian Knights, the first to be instituted in the state, is making great progress toward the securing of many new members and the men who are already on the rolls are very enthusiastic over the organization, the fraternal features and the social features.
Two of the men who incorporated the fraternity in
1895 and who are now members of the supreme lodge located in
Dr. W. F. Schrader is the examining physician for the lodge of knights and Dr. F. G. Keil for the ladies’ auxiliary which is being organized under the direction of Mrs. Louise Hamilton. The lodge meets the first and third Tuesday of each month in the hall over the Star theater.
(NOTE: Due to the references to “Green street,” this A. O. Buchman’s “working in Wisconsin and Illinois during the past three years” and being “sent here,” it is unclear if this is “our” A.O. Buchman, if the newspaper has made several factual errors, or if this is another A. O. Buchman who just moved to Fort Wayne to assist in the organizing of insurance-related fraternal organizations, which would seem to be a highly improbable coincidence!)
February 1st 1913, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 3.
February 15th 1913, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 3.
The good Cheer Bible class elected the following officers at the last class meeting: President, Mrs. Zella Byrer; vice-president, Miss Emma Davidson; secretary, Miss Ethel Bessan; treasurer, Miss Blanche Buchman.
February 26th 1913, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 8.
meeting of the Young Women’s Missionary society of the Calvary U. B. church was
held Monday evening at the home of Mrs. J. H. Byer,
April 4th 1913, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 4.
FOUR NEW EMPLOYEES:
The following are new employees of the
April 5th 1913, The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, page 3.
Ross Buchman, Alvin
Distel, Chas. B. Mayk and N. Barrille are new employees at the
Mrs. Lewis Murphy
and son, Harold, and Mr. and Mrs. William R. Wood (sic) spent Sunday at
June 2nd, 1913, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 7.
A. O. Buchman,
organizer for the Columbian Knights, has left for
July 1st 1913, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 2.
A. O. Buchman,
organizer for the Columbian Knights, left for
July 12th 1913, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 2.
MUNICIPAL NEWS: A.
O. Buchman, organizer for the Columbian Knights, of
Mrs. Loyal Woods
gave a picnic supper last evening at Steele’s park for her cousins, Vera and
Evelyn Buchman of
August 15th 1913, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 17.
MALE HELP WANTED: WANTED – A good paperhanger to hang it by the roll. A. O. Buchman 2610 Fifth (sic) street.
August 25th 1913, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 2.
OF LOCAL INTEREST:
A. O. Buchman, organizer for the
August 26th 1913, The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, page 9.
BREVITIES: Organizer A. O. Buchman for
the Columbia Knights is spending a few days in
October 9th 1913, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 7.
R. A. Buchman is a
new machinist helper at the
of the Otterbein Guild girls of Calvary U. B. church gave a surprise party
Friday evening on Miss Helen Byrer, who leaves Tuesday morning to attend
Otterbein university at
December 4th 1913, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 2.
OF LOCAL INTEREST:
The Order of Columbian Knights will have an election of officers in their hall in
the Lincoln Life building tonight. The
supreme officers will be present from
January 17th 1914, The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, page 8.
Mr. A. O. Buchman leaves to-day for Crawfordsville and
January 25th 1914, The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, page 22.
NEWS OF THE FORT WAYNE CHURCHES:
Next Sunday is known as Men’s day at the Calvary UB Church and the
morning service will be in charge of the men of the congregation and the
following program will be given. . . . The
Otterbein guild will meet at the Buchman home,
agreeable and complete surprise was given on Miss Evelyn Buchman, of
R. A. Buchman, a
grinder operator, resigned his position at the
Otterbein Guild Elects
At the meeting of
the Otterbein Guild of Calvary U. B. church, held at the home of Miss Nora
A. O. Buchman has gone to
July 4th 1914, The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, page 13.
FOUND – Pocketbook:
name Miss Clara Meier. Owner can have
same by calling A. O. Buchman,
August 12th 1914, The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, page 8
Mr. A. O. Buchman
and family of
(NOTE: Uncle Dick, Gotleib Richard Foss, was 69 years old at the time of this visit.)
August 22nd 1914, The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, page 8.
A. O. Buchman has
August 22nd 1914, The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, page 8.
Mrs. Fay Shultz, of
November 26th 1914, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 2.
SOCIETY: Mr. A. O.
Buchman has returned from a short trip to
February 19th 1915, The Fort Wayne News, page 8.
PRIVATE OPINIONS PUBLICALLY EXPRESSED
To the Editor of the News:
This is a reply to Dr. Lyon’s question found in Hebrew ii: 3:
“How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard Him;
Answer: “How shall we escape if we neglected (tho past tense indicates throughout our day of grace) so great salvation?” As one in whose veins poison is working, if through recklessness lie forbear to take the antidote prescribed, dies, so with us, sin is inherent and destruction imminent, and if we persist in neglecting the salvation provided, we must perish.
Which at the first was spoken by the Lord, having received the beginning of its utterance through the Lord (the Incarnate word giving to us the words given to him by the Father, John xvii:8), and was confirmed unto us by those who heard him. The gospel being ratified, not by immediate and manifest retribution like the law, but by the testimony of eyewitnesses and by the evidence of miracles.
MRS. MAGGIE J.
January and February of 1915, Dr. Milford H. Lyon, drew crowds of up to 3,000
to his various evangelistic meetings around
March 13th 1915, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 2.
SOCIETY: Mr. A. O.
Buchman has gone to
July 3rd, 1915, The
(NOTE: William R. Woods’ and Margaret Jane Woods Buchman’s only two
sisters, Mary Catherine and Elizabeth Ann, passed away in 1870 and 1894
respectively. Their half-brother, Aldon
Campbell lived in
July 12th 1915, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 7.
ELECTRO-TECHNIC FIELD MEET PAID EXPENSES FOR THE FIRST TIME: The members of the Electro-Technic club, of the Fort Wayne Electric works are today rejoicing over the fact that the annual field day of the organization did not “go in the hole” this time. All previous meets have been unable to make expenses, but there will be a substantial surplus this time after all bills are paid. The exact amount of profit cannot yet be determined, as all the money for tickets has not yet been turned in. More than 1,500 persons were at the park Saturday afternoon, with an even greater crowd in the evening. Most of the athletic events were scheduled in the afternoon, but the needle threading contest for men, and the nail driving contest for women took place after supper. Many of the events were taken by M. S. Wilson and his general test crowd, for they won nearly all of the contests which they entered. The results were as follows: . . . Baseball Throwing Contest Ladies – Evelyn Buchman, 145 feet, 7 inches; Mrs. F. J. Gordon, second, 104 feet and five inches; Helen Rost third, 104 feet. . . .
(NOTE: On this date Evelyn Buchman was age 18 years, 11 months, 19 days.)
August 2nd 1915, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 8.
Miss Jean Wolf was
given a complete surprise recently at her home on
Misses Lucille and
Mildred Seabold, of Hamlet, have arrived here from
September 1st 1915, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 10.
The Misses Jeanie Bower and Melba Plumadore, who are leaving soon to enter Ohio Wesleyan college, and Miss Helen Byrer, will return next week to her studies at Otterbein university, were the guests of honor last evening at a 6 o’clock dinner of beautiful appointments given at the Menefee home on Bowser avenue. Miss Rebecca Menefee was hostess for the affair, and the young girls of the Gleaners’ Sunday school class of Calvary U. B. church, of which the honor guests are members and Miss Menefee is teacher, were the other guests. The long table, at which covers were laid for twenty, was artistically adorned with pink and white asters and pink shaded candles in crystal holders, and the delicately tinted bon-bons in baskets of pink and attractive place cards each added pretty and effective touches to the chosen color note. After the elegant three-course menu, a social time was enjoyed, and the complimented guests were presented with handsome leather pillows for their rooms at college. Others who enjoyed the dinner were the Misses Marle and Esther Noll, Vinita Stamets, Florence Stump, Amy Menefee, Laura Selbert, Hazel Davidson, Gladys Cecil, Valeria Kiracofe, Anna Greene, Leona Bove, Loia Clem, Vera and Evelyn Buchman, Mabel Harshbarger and Marguerita Rohiman.
(NOTE: An article nearly identical to the above was also published in the September 2nd 1915 edition of The Fort Wayne Sentinel on page 3.)
September 28th 1915, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 10.
Evelyn Buchman is entertaining Miss Margaret Sackaw of
October 4th 1915, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 10.
SOCIETY: Mr. A. O.
Buchman left this morning for a few days stay in
October 6th 1915, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 8.
SOCIETY: Mr. A. O.
Buchman has returned from a short stay in
October 14th 1915, The Bethlehem Globe-Times, page 1.
MRS. ALFRED F. BEIGE: Jane, wife
of Alfred F. Biege, died in her home in Slatington, yesterday. She was 68 years, 4 months and 2 days
old. She was born in
A. O. Buchman left
CITY BREVETIES: A.
O. Buchman has gone to
November 10th 1915, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 8.
Miss Fern Ashton’s 20th birthday anniversary was the occasion for two merry parties given by her young friends. In the afternoon the Misses Esther Fink, Elanor Hornier, Myrtle Imbody, Evelyn Buchman, Ester Heckman, Mary Slater, Nellie Reese, Emma Vogelgesang and Miss Ashton formed a theater party. In the evening the following young people invaded Miss Ashton’s home, at 616 Davis street, where a jolly time was had with games and music: the Misses Nela Schane, Josephine Barrett, Eva and Evca Blosser, Lois King, Esther Fink, Daisy Killien, Evelyn Buchman, Anna and Eve Sesler, Elisie Ulrich, Nelle Ashton, Mrs. Esta Sesler and Messrs James Ulrich, George Ecker, Fred Bailey, Charles and Arthur Gallogy, Norman Hobbs, Clarence Lackey, John Buchanan, John Madden, Lewis and Clois Sesler, Ray and Floyd Ashton.
January 26th 1916, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 7.
P. A. (sic, should be R. A.) Buchman has been given a position as
laborer in the
April 29th 1916, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 3.
May 16th 1916, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 2.
SOCIETY: Mr. A. O.
Buchman will leave this evening for a trip to
July 10th 1916, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 16.
Mr. A. O. Buchman has gone to Mandale and Grover Hill, O., for a week’s outing.
Y. M. C. A. (sic, should be YWCA) FIELD DAY IS HUGE SUCCESS
Most Interesting Feature of Day’s Program Was Baseball Game.
Field day was held by the Federation of Clubs of the Young Woman’s Christian Association on Saturday at Foster park. Of the many games that were played the baseball game between the Gymnit “White Sox” and Elights “Giants” was the most interesting. It was a wonderful showing of what women can do in the line of baseball and the many cheers form the three hundred spectators was all inspiring to the players. The score was 24 to 8 in
The players on the “Giants” team were: Evelyn Buchman, captain, Mary Schattler, Edith Emericj, Cora Blue, Clara Debelhoer, Vera Bink and Mildred Hoeffer. Mary Rose of the White Sox could not continue in the game owing to a sprained ankle. She was hurried to her home. The game was pitched by Carrie Schoeder for the “White Sox” and Evelyn Buchman for the “Giants.” Miss Bill, physical director of the Young Woman’s Christian accosiation (sic), umpired the game. Joe Roebach was scorekeeper.
The spectators were given as much pleasure as the girls in the other games and races. The suit case and umbrella race was particularly enjoyed and surely it would be seeing the girls run with an open umbrella and suit case, which contained a large piece of wood and a sun bonnet. The contestant had to run to her partner, open the suit case and tie the bonnet on her head, close the suit case and run with it to the starting point. After the races all were invited to a warm log fire, “cats” and cream.
The day’s festivities called forth the following poetry by M. M. Betcher:
As the sun went down,
With the close of day,
It’s beautiful radiance in the west.
Brought dusk their way,
Seated around the fire;
Happy smiling faces
Brought on by joy, games and races,
Peace among them all,
Love and malice toward none.
Time of parting was drawing near,
That happy day at
Tho’ the warm fire bid them stay
Yet, evening bid them haste, ‘twas growing dark.
Parting words were, “May we meet again.”
Hand clasps with smiling faces –
‘Twas a happy day – ah –
Memory will not forget –
Happily they went on their way.
The H. G. L girls were
hosts for a progressive supper party on Hallowe'en evening beginning at the
home of Miss Ester Korn. Appropriate
colors and symbols of the night decorated the home of Miss Korn and after the
first course was served games were played. Miss Wilma Brandt and Edwin Scherer
won prizes in a contest. A little later the company went to the home of Miss
Ruth Hanson, where the next course of the supper was eaten with as much relish as
the first one. Prizes in contests there were taken by Miss Mildred Haffner and
Dan Costello. The decorations were equally
pleasing and effective, too. The third
course was enjoyed at the home of Miss Evelyn Buchman,
January 31st 1917, The Fort Wayne Sentinel, Page 13.
Mrs. Henry Myers
and Mrs. W. R. Woods went to
March 16th 1917, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 14.
SOCIETY: Mr. A. O.
Buchman went to
SOCIETY: March 16th 1917, The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, page 15.
Mrs. (sic) A. O.
Buchman left for
March 20th 1917, The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, page 5.
A. O. Buchman of
March 20th 1917, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 14.
Harry H. Buchman, brother of A. O. Buchman, of
(NOTE: A similar notice was published in the March 20th 1917 edition of The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette on page 5. Henry Harrison Buchman was 73.)
On May 20th 1917, Ross Buchman, age 24, enlisted in the U.S. Army.
May 30th 1917, The
A. O. Buchman left Wednesday for
2nd 1917, The
HAS JOINED THE REGULARS: Ross Buchman. a well
known young man residing with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. O. A. (sic) Buchman. at
June 3rd 1917, The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, page 11.
ROSS BUCHMAN HAS ANSWERED THE CALL:
Ross Buchman, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. from
June 10th 1917, The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, page 11.
The following interesting letter has been received
from Ross Buchman, 24 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Buchman,
“I arrived here Sunday
morning at 9 o'clock, was passed by the medical staff, which means that I am
now in the
s. I saw quite a few fellows I know who are in
the service. All are looking fine and
well. I have no uniform yet, but have been
issued 2 blankets, tooth brush, cot, shoe polish and a lot of other
things. They have a prayer meeting
almost every night and it is good to listen to.
We sleep on cots. Had corn,
mashed potatoes, chicken, gravy, pie and ice cream for Sunday dinner. Potato salad, bologna and cheese. When you line up for mess and go down the
line, one gives you a big (unreadable) of everything you want and more than you
can eat. Then you empty your mess kit
and wash up after which you put it back in your quarters. It is great to see 700 men lined up down the
street for their food. Will close
now. Hope to be in
Your soldier boy. Ross Buchman.
(Note: The letter published by The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette appears to have been heavily edited. (It’s also possible, as none of Ross Buchman’s original letters are known to exist, that the version transcribed by Blanche Buchman was edited as well.
A comparison of the version published by the newspaper and the version recorded by hand in the ledger reveals many alterations. For example, “uniform” in the newspaper replaces “suit” in the ledger; “mess kit” in the newspaper replaces “pan in a can” in the ledger; “quarters” replaces “room;” etc. Some phrases such as “pickled something for supper” are deleted from the version published by the newspaper entirely.
In the version below, words in parenthesis appear
to have been added by the newspaper editors.
strikethrough are present in the Blanche Buchman
transcription, but were not reproduced in the version published by the
“(I) arrived here Sunday
morning at 9 o'clock, was passed by (the medical staff, which means that I am
now in the
5 o'clock. It took about 4 hours and I passed very good. I had a shot in the arm today and (will) get
one Sunday for 3 Sundays to guard against fever s. (I) saw quite a few fellows I know (who are
in the service.) All are looking (fine
and well) good and feeling fine.
I have no suit (uniform) yet, but have (been issued) 2 blankets,
tooth brush, cot, shoe polish and a lot of other things. They have a prayer meeting almost every night
this week and it is good to listen to.
We sleep one in a cot (on cots).
Had corn, mashed potatoes, chicken, gravy, pie and ice cream for Sunday
dinner. Potato salad, baloney
(bologna and cheese , butter and pickled something for supper. (When you line up for mess and) You go
down the line, one gives you a (big unreadable) bit of everything you
want and more than you can eat. When
thru (Then) you empty your pan in a can (mess kit and) then
wash (up) and dry it and put it back in your room (after which you put
it back in your quarters) It is great to
see 700 men coming (lined up) down the street with their outfits for
feed (for their food). I will not
drill for 24 hours after each shot in the arm, as we get 24 hours of rest, then
we do most anything. It is the prettiest
place I ever saw for scenery. Riverboats
you can see five miles down the river and you are about 1,000 ft. above them. I get all my writing paper free from the Y.
M. C. A. It is a great life, believe me and I know I will like it better than
anything I have ever done so far.
(Will close now. Hope to be in
Your soldier boy. Ross (Buchman).
(Note: The Blanche Buchman transcription contains
no mention of
August 28th 1917, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 6.
SOCIETY: Miss Peggy Albright, of
(NOTE: A nearly identical article was also published in the August 28th 1917 edition of The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette on page 11.)
September 8th 1917, The Fort Wayne Daily News, page 2.
SERGEANT BUCHMAN NOW
In a letter to his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Buchman, 2160 (sic)
Miss Vera Buckman (sic) returned to
The Men’s Bible
class will meet Tuesday evening at the home of A. O. Buchman,
December 16th, 1917, The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, page 23.
Buchman, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Buchman of
FORT WAYNE SERGEANT
PAL ARE IN TRAINING
(Photographs of “Private Elmer Reynolds” and “Sergeant Ross Buchman.”)
The above is a
likeness of Sergeant Ross Buchman, of this city and his friend First Class
Private Elmer Reynolds of
Sergeant Buchman is
the only son of Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Buchman,
The young soldier
was successfully promoted from the grade of first class private and corporal
and recently was awarded the much coveted tri chevrons of a sergeant. Private Reynolds who was among
December 16th 1917, The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, page 23.
Buchman, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Buchman, of
LOCAL INTEREST: Mr.
A. O. Buchman has gone to
LOCAL SERGEANT AND HIS FRENCH GIRLFRIEND
(Photographs of “Sergeant Ross A. Buchman” and “Marcelle Vallet.”)
How the American soldiers are entertained and admired by the French
girls is interestingly told in letters received here by Mr. and Mrs. A. O.
Sergeant Buchman enlisted in the army in June 1917, going from here to
Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., from where he was later transferred to
(NOTE: The above is incorrect. Ross
was sent to
He sailed for
One of Sergeant Buchman's letters is in part as follows:
Somewhere on The Front,
Sept. 30, 1918
Dear Folks: Just heard that our mail would go through, so will write you a few lines. Am sitting in my tent, writing this on the lid of my mess kit. I am in the best of health and feeling good. Am seeing quite a bit of this part of the battle. The other day shells were close to us; sure have a fine sound when going over your head. Saw the prisoners coming in; sure was a bunch of them; all kinds; mostly young and old men, carrying the machine guns they were captured with. Lot of German dope around our place now - guns, pistols and other junk.
Was in the dugouts the Germans had over three years. They sure had a fine home to leave; electric
lights, beds and running water. I guess
these were officers' quarters. They had
piles of corned beef stored away in them; made in
We were in several towns that have been shot up. Have not seen a newspaper for over two weeks,
so you know more about the war than we do right now. Am looking for quite a few letters as we have
not received our mail since leaving
We are having the best of eats, so there is nothing we really need. Had several showers last few nights but am
under cover most of the time. The mud is
quite bad, but I have a pair of rubber boots now. Saw a Frenchman who was shot; sure was torn
up some. German prisoners say that when
Will close; with love to you all,
Always your son and brother, ROSS
Sergeant R. A. Buchman, Supply Co., 322d F. A., American Expeditionary Forces.
In the following interesting letter written by Miss Marcelle Vallet, the little French lassie, to Sergeant Buchman's father in the city, she tells of the good times she, her family and the American soldiers had together when Sergeant Buchman's regiment was quartered in the city of Messac, France, before leaving for active service at the front. Although the diction of the letter is not grammatically perfect, it is written in excellent English hand writing, and bespeaks the efforts with which many of the French have endeavored to learn the language, etc., of their American friends.
The letter is as follows:
Messac, the 19th of October,
Dear Master Buchman:
We received the fine post cards from your town, and we are very happy that you think of us. I thank you very much. Indeed, we find your country very beautiful. Alfred is not there since one month. He has been in a camp, after he is pass at Messac for go to the front. When the train is arrive at the station it was about nine o'clock in the night and all people of Messac is come to say good by at them, because they were very nice and everybody liked them very much. My father given Alfred two bottles of wine for recall the good times that we have pass when they were at our home. When the train is start we were very sorry because we like Alfred very much. Alfred were for me my little brother and my father and mother his parents. He comes every night at nine o'clock at our home and staid with his friend till eleven o'clock. We were very merry, but since that he is not there the house is empty. We amused ourself very much, we smoked the cigarettes, eat nuts and drink wine. Alfred come every night with one box of nuts in his pocket, my friend and me we speak always in English, and we learnt at Alfred some words in French. I was near him, and always when his match burnt all, he said, that cost a kiss, but we laugh because he said that in French, in a bad French, but now I am very sorry because I do not hear from him since that he is to the front. I riten several letters and always nothing. You will be very nice when you will write to me to give me news from Alfred.
I hope to go in
Receive Master Buchman my kind regards.
MARCELLE VALLET, Chg ses Parents Industrials Gare, de Messac, (Get V).
December 26th 1918, The
LOCAL INTEREST: Mr. A. O. Buchman has gone to
February 10th 1919, The
TO CLASH FOR REVENGE
When the E. T. C.’s meet the Spencerville Independents tomorrow night on the floor at Library hall, they are going to play exceptionally fast basketball, tempered with a keen spirit of revenge, for the Independent defeated the locals on the opponents’ floor Saturday . . . and as these teams are numbered among the city’s classiest girl’s aggregations, the fans will be assured of plenty of thrills . . . The line-up for the girl’s teams will be as follows: Elex Girls – Clara Uebelhoer and Evelin (sic) Buchman, forwards. . . .
June 16th 1919, The
CONTESTANTS AWARDED. Winner in G. E. Field Day Events Receive Prizes for Showing. Firsts, seconds and thirds in the field day contests at the G. E. meet and carnival at Swinney park, Saturday afternoon, were awarded. . . . Fifty-yard hoop rooling (sic) (ladies): Prizes, jardinière, waste basket, cut glass salt and pepper container, Evelyne (sic) Buchman, first. . . .
September 23rd 1919, The
Court Notes. On motion of the plaintiff, the case of Albert (sic) O. Buchman vs. the Rockford Life Insurance company, was today dismissed in the superior court.
December 30th 1919, The
SOCIETY: Class Meeting’s
(sic). The Helpers Bible class and the
Live Wire class of the Calvary U. B. Sunday school will hold a joint business
and social session this evening at the home of O. A. Buckanan (sic)
August 30th 1920, The
Miss Peggy Albrecht, of
August 30th 1920, The
Mr. J. W. Foss, of
August 30th 1920, The
Mrs. Maggie J.
Buchman and daughter, Vera, are visiting Mrs. Buchman’s brother, Mr. Aldon
(NOTE: August 30th 1920 was a busy day for the Buchman household!)
October 13th 1920, The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, page 6.
GIGANTIC CIRCULATION CAMPAIGN COMES TO END
(Continued from page one.)
(NOTE: Page One is missing! Is this when Evelyn won her car?)
. . . cause their vote totals were insufficient and who deserve especial credit for the splendid race they made are Miss Lydia E. Boklt, Miss Dorothy Schiefer. Benjamin Denner, A. O. Buchman, Mrs. C. I. Loch, Mrs. Peter A. King. . . .
Orders for the district prizes are being mailed out to those who have won them, and the automobile winners have but to come to The Journal-Gazette office to take charge of their machines.
May 11th 1921, The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, page 11.
The following building permits were issued Tuesday: . . . to William Woods, to
repair porch at
(NOTE: William Woods, Margaret Jane Foss Woods Campbell Buchman’s older brother, was 63 years old at the time. It is possible this William was either a nephew or unrelated.)
September 13th 1921, The Fort Wayne-Journal Gazette, page 7.
SOCIETY: Aldon Campbell and daughter, of Detroit, who have been the guests of A. I. (sic) Buchman, of Smith street, are leaving today for Indianapolis, where they will join a party of friends and will leave on a three months’ trip by the way of the Santa Fe trails.
July 29th 1922, The
ON EXTENDED TOUR
Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Buckman (sic) and daughter, Blanche, of
“Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Buchman and daughter, Blanche, of
“Mr. Buchman is a personal friend of Alfred P. Lauach (Laubach?),
cashier of the Cement National bank at
“The visitors came to
(NOTE: The Fort Wayne papers for 1922 to the present are not yet available online.)
March 22nd 1934, Alfred Ossman Buchman died at age 77 years, 8 months and 9 days.
Alfred Buchman, age 77, died at 9:40 a.m. today at his home at
Richard Gotleib Foss moved from
Undated Fort Wayne News-Sentinel newspaper clipping saved by the Buchman family:
Last of GAR Veterans Believed Near Death
Lieut. John T.
Young, 94, commander of the Bass-Lawton Post of the GAR and last surviving
member of the post, was believed near death today at the
has learned that Mr. Young is not the sole surviving Civil War veteran of
1945, Richard Gotleib Foss died in
Undated newspaper clipping saved by the Buchman family:
Dies At Home Here Of Niece
100-year-old veteran of the Civil War, died Sunday at 5 p.m. at the home of his
niece, Mrs. Margaret Buchman,
Mr. Foss was born
January 16, 1845, in
After the war he
lived in Washington, D. C., and had many memories of those exciting and violent
days. he saw
Mr. Foss's wife, Laura
died in 1927. About five years ago he
The body was removed to the Mungovan & Sons Mortuary where friends may call tonight. Funeral services have not been arranged.
Undated newspaper clipping saved by the Buchman family:
Last Civil War
Richard Foss Succumbs: Was Ill Two Weeks
100-year-old veteran of the Civil War, the last in
Mr. Foss was born
Following the war,
he lived at Washington, D. C. On several occasions he saw Abraham Lincoln,
President of the
The body was removed to the Mungovan & Sons Mortuary, where friends may call after 7 p.m. to-day. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
The Sion S. Bass Woman’s Relief Corps No. 7, GAR auxiliary will hold services at the mortuary at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Sarah C. White Tent No. 2 Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, will follow at 8 p.m.
November 23rd 1947, Margaret Jane Woods Campbell Buchman died at age 87 years, 7 months and 18 days.
November 24th 1947, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, page 7.
MARGARET J. BUCHMAN: Mrs. Margaret Jane Buchman, 67 (sic, should be 87), died
at 3:50 pm Sunday at her residence,
(NOTE: The five grandchildren were June Ethelred Sherrick, age 34; William Alfred Sherrick, age 31; Marshall Harding Buchman, age 23; Jean Evelyn Sherrick, age 22; and Ethyl Lou Sherrick, age 20.
The four great-grandchildren include Michael Richard Rose, age 3; and Vicki Lynn Liggett; age 3 days.
A. O. and Margaret
Buchman are buried in
January 21 1958.
Joseph Buchman was born in
January 28 1958. The New Albany Tribune, page 3.
A son, Joseph Geddes Buchman, was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Marshall Buchman,
1960 (probably early July) Undated Fort Wayne newspaper clipping saved by Buchman family:
Ex-Local Resident Begins Practice As
Dr. Marshall H. Buchman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ross
A graduate of
He received his bachelor of science degree from
Purdue in 1950 and his master of science degree from the same university in
1952. He taught mathematics in the
His wife, the former Winifred Geddes, is a
registered nurse and former supervisor of surgery at the
1969 May 2. The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, page 2 A.
ROSS H. (sic, should be A.) BUCHMAN
Services for Ross H. (sic, should be
A.) Buchman, 76, of
Mr. Buchman died at 1:20 am yesterday
Surviving are his wife, Dessie; a son
Dr. Marshall Buchman,
October 30 1980, Dessie Virginia Harding Buchman died in
February 1 1983, The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, page 3C.
Evelyn Buchman, 86, died at 10:41 p.m. Sunday in
Mrs. (Sic, should be Miss) Buchman was retired from Fort Wayne Newspapers, Inc.
Surviving are two nieces, Ethyl Liggett of
Strongsville, Ohio, and Jean Beach of Oceania,
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in D. O.
McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral
home. Burial will be in the
July 27 1993, Joseph Geddes Buchman and Cynthia Jean Owens were married
December 24 1994, Kristian Sean Buchman was born in
1995, Kelsey and Hayley Arnim had their last names legally changed to Buchman, and adopted Arnim as a middle name.
July 31 1997, Anna Marie Buchman was born in
6 1999. The
A FAITHFUL PUBLIC SERVANT LEAVES BOARD OF HEALTH AFTER 34 YEARS by Dale Moss
sheriff, a judge, a commissioner –
Dr. Marshall Buchman left as well.
retired from a
But if only the other departments were noticed, Buchman didn’t mind. He didn’t join the new board in 1964 for attention, and he didn’t expect it when he left. “Somebody had to do it,” Buchman said of an appointive tenure that may be unmatched locally.
“And I’ve enjoyed doing it.”
Those who know Buchman’s contributions know they’ll be immensely missed. “There aren’t any replacements for him,” said Dr. Everett Bickers, the county health officer. They say Buchman not only made every quarterly meeting but also made every meeting more meaningful. “Mr. Dependability,” Bickers called Buchman. From the grammar of the minutes to the objectives of soil tests to the details of disease screenings, Buchman invariably had questions and suggestions. “He always was willing to listen, and he did his homework,” said Cindy Andres, clinic director.
But Buchman never blamed or obstructed. “He’s always been very fair, very interested, very thorough,” said Jan Craig, another longtime board member. Ever positive and uniquely wise, Buchman guided and pitched in. “He gently prodded me in the proper direction, and he’s so kind in that manner,” said Harriet Chalfant, board chairwoman. “That doesn’t sound like a lot, bit it really is.”
Health departments that expect too much of the public or too little are the ones under fire. Floyd’s is steadfastly middle of the road, a course that not surprisingly reflects Buchman’s low-key approach.
Buchman urged that neither the law nor common sense be ignored, Bickers said. He insisted on progress – ambitious vaccination and prenatal programs come to mind. He was happiest when the public was happy.
Buchman is getting out now in part because the getting was good. The department is overdue for controversy – perhaps regarding an expansion of suburban sewers that Bickers favors – a part that Buchman doesn’t covet.
“It’s time to step aside while it has still been fun,” he said, “I want to go out feeling fine.
Buchman is also 74, and he’s been away from medical practice for nearly a decade. He feels good personally but a bit out of touch professionally to represent physicians on the board to his own high standards. “There’s a time (to retire), and I think this is a good time,” he said.
Fort Wayne native, Buchman came to New Albany not to be a doctor but to teach
math, which he did at the old Spring Street Junior High. Always interested in medicine, though, he
went to medical school in
that point Buchman semi-retired, helping at the state’s Silvercrest Children’s
Asked to serve on the board by the late New Albany Mayor Garnett “Tuffy” Inman, Buchman agreed because it was a way to teach again. As he tried to teach patients to be healthy, he tried to teach the public likewise.
He did so for many years without pay and then for many years with very little pay (about $530 per year). He did so despite the time it took from his private practice.
Obviously, he did so without broad appreciation or so much as a public acknowledgement. No matter. Buchman hadn’t thought about how he would like to be thought of until I asked.
“I hope they’d say I did a good job. I was interested and concerned and dedicated,” he said.
“And if they didn’t say anything, that’s all right too.”
July 2 2003, Winifred Geddes Buchman died in
2003 July 3. The
Winifred Geddes Buchman 82, of
Funeral services for Winifred Geddes
Buchman, 82, of
She was the former Winifred Geddes of
Princeton, a retired registered nurse, a graduate of the Nazareth School of
Nursing, a member of the Floyd County Medical Society Auxiliary, a member of
the Piankeshaw Chapter of D. A. R., a member of Trinity Women’s Club and a
Survivors include her husband,
Marshall H. Buchman, M.D.; son Joseph Geddes Buchman, PhD,
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Market Street Chapel of Seabrook Dieckmann and Naville Funeral Home and after 1 p.m. Monday at the church.
The family requests that expressions
of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Providence Retirement Home or
(Not all editions of the
The Fort Wayne Evening Sentinel: 1894 to 1918
The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette: 1900 to 1909.
The Fort Wayne Sentinel:1894 to 1917.
The Bethlehem Globe-Times obituaries were provided by the Bethlehem Public Library, www.bapl.org.
Norman J. Hall
Joint Board of
From: http://home.ptd.net/~mexorob/StPaulsHistory.html, June 2002.
(NOTE: According to a typed transcript of church records, Henry Harrison was baptized on August 27th 1843, Jane Amanda on August 8th 1847, and Alfred Osborn (sic, should be Ossman) on September 7th 1856. Also according to church records, Sara Buchman received communion from Rev. D. Kuntz in 1861. From: www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pointe/5335/stpauls.htm accessed June 2002.)
Beginning with the early period of 1700, the first
The first settlers in this area were the Scotch - Irish who located near Weaversville in 1728. With these white settlers encroaching on the domain of the Indians, there was natural resentment on the part of the latter. The William Penn representatives, who were on good terms with the Indians, decided on a meeting which was held in 1735 at Pennsburg. A treaty was made which resulted in the “Walking Purchase” in 1737. This “Walking Purchase” or expedition followed for the most part the early Indian trails, and from the report, it is also known that horses were used.
With the consummation of the Walking Purchase,
there arrived more settlers, mostly of German extraction, who were leaving the
homeland on account of continual wars and religious persecution. They were of Lutheran and Reformed
faith. The first mention of settlers
arriving in what is now
With the arrival of the first settlers, who were a very religious people, and the gradual clearing of the dense forests, and building of temporary abodes, their first thoughts were to establish a common meeting place for the purpose of worshiping God. They first met at individual homes and in 1748 made application to the Lutheran Ministerium for a visiting pastor. It is conclusive that they has established a church as they call themselves “St. Paulus Kirche”. This was a union church comprising Lutheran and Reformed members.
The exact location of the first meeting house built about 1848 is not known, but it is presumed to have been near the present location at Indianland. In 1756, the first log church was built and we have good evidence of that as the old corner stone with the inscription “St. Paulus Kirche - 1756” is embedded in the foundation of the present edifice.
During the period 1750 to 1763 the inhabitants
In the treaty with the Indians in 1758 there was allocated to the Indians a section of Lehigh Township which was bounded by the Lehigh River on the south and beginning at a point on the river just north of Walnutport and extending eastward in a line which marked the boundary of the present church property on the south. In a deed given by the William Penn Heirs in 1803, a tract of land comprising 71 acres was described as being a part of the manor called “Indianland” lot # 43. Also in a deed dated 1832 given by a special act of assembly of the state of Pennsylvania for 7 acres of land on which was built the original church and which was surveyed in accordance with application 2949 dated December 11, 1767; this latter 7 acre tract was also described as being bound on the south by “Indianland”.
In 1773, Simon Dreisbach, who was a very
influential citizen, who resided at Howersville, a member of the Reformed
Church located on the hill west of Howersville wrote the following letter to
Rev. Helfrich, who was a Reformed preacher:
“About 17 years ago when I first came here to live, there was irregular
church attendance of divine service here, because the preacher hardly came half
the time. The people became disgusted
when, after the service had been announced they came together and had to return
to their homes again without a sermon.
Accordingly, the forefathers must have had churches in this region
before 1750. Here is Indianland
congregation along the
In 1771 and 1772 there were several meetings held with the purpose of building a larger church and establishing an organist or “foresingers” home, which home was also used for a secular school with the organist being the schoolmaster.
The present home of the organist was used in
part as a school from 1845 when it was built, until 1867 when the present
There were four members of
The members of
This type of church was called a “Board Kirche” in German. The idea of segregation was followed out to the fullest extent. On the first or main floor the older men had one part, the older ladies had another part, the younger married men had another part, the younger married ladies had another part. The balcony was used only by the unmarried members, with the boys on one side and the girls on the other side; with the boys being able to look down on the men’s side and the girls to look down on the ladies section of the main floor.
(NOTE: The above is a description of the building in which Henry Harrison, Jane Amanda, and Alfred Ossman Buchman were baptized.)
In 1872, a movement was started to build a new church. After several years of fruitless meetings it was finally decided to erect the fourth church building, the walls of which were to be brick.
The following is from the memoirs of Mr. Edwin Gable, member of the building committee. It is an account of what transpired about the time of the corner stone laying - June 4th 1876.
After the centennial festival of the founding
On the 16th day of August 1873, the two church councils met in the school house of St. Paul's Church and resolved that the people should determine by their subscriptions or contributions, whether the new church should have a gallery on three sides, or only on one opposite the pulpit, etc.
On the 20th day of September, 1873, the collectors who had been appointed, handed in their subscription books from which it appeared that $8291.50 was subscribed for a gallery on three sides and $8317.50 for an end gallery. It was resolved by both councils that an election should be announced by both pastors for Saturday, the 18th of October, 1873, when the members of the church should elect: a building committee of five and a treasurer; should also decide by vote of what material the church was to be built; and whether the congregation itself should do the building or give it out by contract. The meeting was held and 128 votes were cast. The following were elected as the building committee: Peter Schaeffer, Joseph Fogel, John Hower (Lutheran), Jacob Benninger, Stephen Graver (Reformed), and Thomas Kuntz, Treasurer. By a majority of 17, it was decided that the congregation itself should do the building. In regard to the material, no vote was taken. It was now believed work would go on: nevertheless, many disaffected ones frustrated the project once more.
During the years 1874 - 75, several attempts were made principally by the church councils to build a new church, but, without success. On the 25th and 28th of January, 1876, after being announced twice congregational meetings were held in St. Paul's Church with reference to the building of a church. Each meeting was opened with singing and prayer. The following officers were elected by the convention: President, Thomas Kuntz; Vice Presidents, the elders, Daniel Kuntz, Edwin Gable, Abraham Backman, and James Andreas; Secretary, Rev. Kistler. It was unanimously RESOLVED that all previous actions and resolutions, excepting the resolution with reference to the rebuilding of the church, be herewith withdrawn. Stephen Newhard served as inspector of the election. The following members were elected as a building committee: David Best Edwin Gable, Charles App (Lutheran), Reuben Andreas, and Stephen Newhard (Reformed). The following collectors were unanimously elected: Samuel Kuntz, Abraham Bachman (Lutheran), Stephen App, and Abraham Bachman, Treasurer. The new church should not cost over $12,000.00 and the work of building should not commence until $7,000.00 were subscribed. The building committee were authorized in the building of the new church to exercise their own judgment as to the size, location, and material. Evidently, however, with the understanding that they not act arbitrarily but receive every well meant counsel.
All money subscribed should be paid at four regular intervals; namely, on the first day of May, August November and February, 1877.
The building committee then agreed to do the building of the church themselves, to make it of brick, 50 X 80 besides the pulpit recess and the end gallery for the organ and the choir. With this plan, the members of the church, with only few exceptions, were agreed.
On Easter Monday, the 17th day of April, 1876, the organ was removed from the church and the following Thursday, the work of tearing down the old church was commenced. In a short time all was in ruins. Edwin Gable, one of the building committee, did the carpenter work. Charles Siegley of Catasauqua, made the rough walls, laid the bricks and did the plastering. In tearing down the old church, two corner stones were found, in the wall which are now added to the two other ones. Consequently, the new church has four corner stones with the following inscriptions:
First Corner Stone - “
Second Corner Stone - “For a memorial built in the year of our Lord, 1772”
Third Corner Stone - “
Fourth Corner Stone -
The new church is again to be union; that is, for the Lutheran and Reformed to hold divine services alternately.
Whitsunday, the 4th day of June, 1876, was the day fixed for the laying of the corner stone. The weather was not very favorable on this day as the sky was overcast with clouds which threatened rain. Consequently, many were prevented from being present at the festivities; nevertheless, there were a respectable number present. The ministers in attendance were the Rev. William J. Gerhart of Lancaster, and Rev. Z.H. Gable of Reading, and both pastors Kistlers and Rittenhouse. The Egypt Choir under the able management of Prof. F.G. B___ opened the solemn services by singing “How Holy Is This Place”. Then the congregation sang “Sei Lob Und Ehr Dem”. Rev. Gable read the 103rd Psalm and offered prayer. Rev. Gerhart (Reformed) preached the first sermon on Deut. 32: 7, in which he especially made prominent the thought “Remember the days of the old”, what our fathers have done during this long period of about 125 years for the church, their difficulties, their willingness to make sacrifices, love for the church, etc.
At the close of the sermon the choir sang “Hear My Cry, Oh God” during which a collection was taken amounting to $41.61. Rev. Kistler gave out two verses of Hymn 217, “Komm, O Komm, Du Geist Des Lebens” after which he announced that at 2 p.m. the corner stone would be laid according to Liturgical form to which all were invited.
The congregation was dismissed by singing “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow” and the benediction by Rev. Rittenhouse. So far everything passed off very nicely, but about half past twelve, rain set in whereby a great many were kept from attending the afternoon session. Near three o'clock, the ministers, church councils, building committee, as well as quite a considerable number of the members and others gathered together for the laying of the corner stone.
THE HISTORY OF THE SERVICES AT THE CORNER STONE LAYING
The choir sang “Have Mercy Upon Me”. Then Rev. Kistler read a list of the articles which were to be deposited in the corner stone as follows:
a. The Old German Bible (which had been in the former corner stone, pretty well preserved still, and 108 years old.
b. A New German Bible
c. A German Lutheran Book
d. A German Reformed Book
e. A German Reformed Catechism
f. A German Lutheran Catechism (with the Augusburg Confession)
g. A Reformed English Almanac
h. A Lutheran German Almanac
i. Two Lutheran Zeinscbriften (Brobsts)
j. One Yungenfreund (Brobsts)
k. Lutheran and Missionary
l. Church Messinger Lutheran
m. Reformed Housfriend
n. Reformed Messenger
o. Three secular papers
p. Church regulations copied by Daniel Gable
r. Two pieces of wood found in the old corner stone
Rev. Rittenhouse places the articles as they were read into a tin box made by Milton Ohl and son William, of Cherryville. Then the corner stone was put in position by Charles Siegley, stone mason, after which the pastors of the two congregations assisted by Rev. Gable laid the corner stone according to liturgical form.
The hymn “Hilf Herr Lasg Wohlgelingen”,
No. 264, in the Lutheran hymn book was
then sung. In as much as the rain
continued to fall incessantly, the assembly was requested to go to the school
house where the choir opened with “How Beautiful Upon The Mountain”. The congregation sang “ O Heil' ger Geist
Kehr' Bei Uns Ein”. Rev. Gerhart read
Psalm 89: 1 - 19, and led them in prayer.
Rev. Gerhart then preached on Hebrews 11: 7, on the theme “Noah's
Rev. Kistler announced the 233rd Hymn “Erhalt Uns”. After the singing of this hymn he thanked the Egypy Choir for their services.
Because the weather was so unfavorable, no services were announced for Whitmonday; though on that day the weather was glorious. After the announcements, Rev. Kistler pronounced the benediction.
(This was taken from the memoirs of Edwin Gable)
Biography of Dr. A. P. Buchman
(not directly related to the A.O. Buchmans of
published in The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, page 1
April 29th, 1912.
DR. A.P. BUCHMAN RETIRES AFTER THIRTY-
SIX YEARS’ PRACTICE IN
LOSS TO CITY AND TO THE PROFESSION
Dr. A. P. Buchman, for the past thirty-six years a practicing physician In Port Wayne, and' one of the best known members of the medical profession In Indiana, has decided to retire and has sold his property at 202-204 West Washington boulevard and will leave shortly for Des Moines, Iowa, where he will make his home with his .daughter, Mrs. Joseph L. Bradfleld.
More than any other one man, Dr. Buchman responsible for the high standard of .efficiency that is maintained by the city board of health, of which he has been president for six years. His retirement and departure will not only be a loss to his profession here but to the entire city, for in every way he has been progressive and public spirited and has had the interest of the community at heart.
Dr. Buchman was Instrumental In formulating and putting into effect the milk and meat ordinances that are in effect at this time, and which have done so much toward improving health conditions. When he was appointed to the presidency of the health board by Mayor William J.-Hosey there was no dairy inspection. Milk was being delivered in the old-fashioned way with Its disease-producing qualities and the opportunities for accumulating filth.
The ordinance remedying these conditions was drafted and after some difficulty it was passed. Immediately afterward the health department, under the direction of Dr. Buchman, began a campaign for cleaning up the dairies and milk stations which supplied the city. Considerable opposition was met from the dealers and a petition, signed by-more than 1,100 citizens, and stating that they were satisfied with the old methods of the dairymen, was presented to the. board asking that the terms of the ordinance be not compiled with. That it was welI that a man of firmness of purpose was at the head of the health department is shown by the infant death rate of last summer and that of six years ago before the milk ordinance was effective. At that time during the hot months from three to five babies died each week, while during August. 1912, there was but one infant death. During these years the city gained more than 8.000 in population. During the two years that he led the fight for the passage and enforcement of the ordinance Dr. Buchman gave the matter almost his entire, attention—all for the munificent salary of J100 per year.
Prominent in Profession.
Dr. Buchman has been a member of the county, state and national medical societies for more than thirty years. He was president of the. Allen county society four different terms, and was its secretary for l\five consecutive years. He has served as president of the Twelfth District Medical society, and was secretary of the Mississippi Valley Medical society.
During the last few years of the existence of the Fort Wayne Medical college Dr. Buchman was a member of the faculty, holding at successive times the chairs of anatomy, physiology, pediatrics and of nutritional diseases. He also delivered clinical lectures on the theory and practice of medicine.
Is Civil War Veteran.
Dr. Buchman was born In West Moreland county.
As .a member of Company D. 107th
Discharged on, Aug.11. 1865, the young soldier
returned to his home and, to college, and remained at the school until he had
completed the junior year. He then decided to become a doctor, and for the
following three years studied under a preceptor. He then went to the
In the autumn of the same year he began the
practice of medicine at
Came Here in 1876.
Leaving here May 5,
Dr. Buchman will go to
No Successor Immediately.
Dr. Buchman will probably not offer his formal resignation as a member and president of the board of health until (unreadable).
Brief History of the K. T. O. M. (Knights of the Maccabees)
The Knights of the Maccabees were a fraternal and benevolent “legal reserve society.” All white persons of sound health and good character, from birth to 70 years of age, were eligible for membership. Originally, whenever a member died, each living member was assessed 10 cents to go into a pot to provide the widow $1000. After reorganization, it became much more sophisticated, collecting monthly assessments based on payouts.
By the 1890s it provided not only death benefits but also sick benefits of $4 to $10/week; total and permanent disability benefits of $50, $200, or $300 annually (depending on the size of your assessment); $175-$2000 for loss of hands, eyes, feet, etc.; funeral benefits, and so on. “Coal miners” - “aeronauts” and other dangerous professions excluded. Manufacturers, sellers, and drinkers of alcohol also excluded.
The Maccabees were one of the more successful of fraternal
benefit societies which sprung up after the Civil War. Many insurance companies were not interested
in sales to ordinary people and there was little in the way of “safety nets.” Groups like the Maccabees, Foresters,
Woodmen, and so on provided a safety net along with pleasant social meetings
and other gatherings. Each had its own
ritual legend -- the Foresters, Robin Hood, for example, and the Maccabees the
story of Mattathias Maccabee and his sons, the leaders of the Jewish revolt
against Syrian desecration of the
The offices of a Tent were Commander, Lt. Commander, Knight, Record Keeper, Master at Arms, Sergeant, Chaplain, Guards, Sentinel and Picket.
The Maccabees conferred three degrees: Degree of Protection, Degree of Friendship, and Degree of Loyalty.
In the Degree of
Protection, the candidate learned the history of Maccabee household and how it
In the Degree of Friendship, the Commander takes the part of Mattathias, the Lt. Commander that of Judas, the Past Commander that of John (son of Mattathias), and the Chaplain that of Eleazar (son of Mattathias). The candidate received instruction in the nature of friendship.
In the Degree of Loyalty, the dramatic work revolved around the following characters: Apelles, Mattathias, Matthathias's four sons, Judas, Soldiers, while the candidate, Sentinel, and a Knight took the parts of Jewish peasants. In keeping with the Maccabee legend of the revolt at Modin the patriarch Mattathias remained steadfast to the Jewish religion when ordered to make sacrifice to Roman gods and at great personal risk stops an apostate Jew from offering sacrifice to false gods. The lesson derived from his example was that of genuine patriotism and inculcated the duty to uphold and defend the rights of liberty and conscience when they are threatened by irresponsible power in any form. Additionally, the candidate was reintroduced to the ghost of Eleazar and finally sees the end of the rebellion.
The Knights of the Maccabees Uniform Rank was called the Mystic Circle Degree. The members of the Uniform Rank met in a body styled an armory. It was said, “The Uniform Rank is not a higher degree of Maccabeeism. Rather it is to be compared to the pioneers and skirmishers of a large army, whose duty it is to clear the way and develop the enemy, so great battles can be won by those who follow you.” (Ritual of the Mystic Circle Degree, Uniform Rank (1903).)
The Uniform Rank was much less dramatic than the Tent Degree's that proceeded it. The first section of the Uniform Rank degree involved the staged debate between the First and Second Guards as to whether “this candidate be merely obligated, and the regular initiation be omitted.” The lessons of the Uniform Rank were obedience and courage. This was taught by the Captain commanding the newly created Sir Knight to place his bare right hand into a box containing an unknown object, and to bring the “snake” inside the box to the Captain.
The Maccabees converted to a life insurance company in 1962 and changed its name to The Maccabees Mutual Life Insurance Company.
History of the
Josiah White built his
By the mid-19th century, White added a backtrack with two 120-horsepower steam engines. Soon both tracks became part of the Mauch Chunk Scenic Railway. People paid $1 to ride up on the incline, then the engines were removed, and they were sent back down the main track, with just gravity to push them along at speeds thought to be in excess of 100 miles per hour.
The ingenious addition of a ratchet rail running between the dual two-rail tracks, prevented the cars from rolling backward. This safety device, gave rise to the clanking sound that would characterize the latter-day roller coaster.
In 1872 a tunnel was completed that became a more efficient coal route. This left the switchback to be used exclusively for pleasure rides. By 1873, 35,000 tourists were taking an 80-minute, 18-mile spectacularly scenic ride up and down Mounts Pisgah and Jefferson. A hotel and restaurant were built on top of the mountain, and people would eat lunch before starting back down. This ‘ride’ continued to operate with an exemplary safety record until the 1930’s when it ceased operations.
When operation of the switchback began in May 1827, , there were only two other railroads in the United States – an abandoned short wooden track at Leiper’s stone quarry near Philadelphia and a three-mile track at Quincy. Both the Quincy and the Mauch Chunk were gravity-powered in one direction and beast-powered in the other.
In 1825, the State of
Louisa Campbell’s Warranty Deed to George W. Knittle
This Indenture Witness that Louisa Campbell of Adams county in the state of Indiana Convey (sic) and warrant (sic) to George W. Knittle of Adams county and state of Indiana for the sum of Fifty Dollars the following real estate in Adams county in the state of Indiana to wit: Beginning at the south west corner of the south east quarter of section fifteen township twenty eight (28) north range fifteen east in Adams county Indiana, running thence east dour rods thence north twenty rods thence west four (4) rods thence south twenty rods to the place of Beginning containing one half acre of land.
In Witness Whereof the said Louisa Campbell have hereunto set their hands and seal this 21 day of May A.D. 1903
State of Indiana Adams county SS: Before me Geo. E. Mc Keen a County Surveyor in and for said county this 21 day of May 1903 Louisa Campbell acknowledged the execution of the annexed deed, Witness, my had and Official seal Geo. E. Mc MKeen (sic) (LS)
My com exps Jan. 1st 1905
Duly entered for taxation May 21 1903 Abe Boch Auditor
Recorded May 21 A.D. 1903 at 10 O’Clock AM
February 21st 1918, The
November 16th 1918, The