Davenport Weekly Gazette
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
February 16, 1881
Blue Grass- A Noteable Surprise Visit.
Blue Grass, Iowa, Feb. 11, 1881.
On Wednesday, the 9th inst., the friends of Wm. Dorman and
wife gave them a surprise visit, and it was a real surprise, too. They came from
Buffalo and a radius of six or eight miles. They crowded the parlor,
sitting-room, kitchen and store room, and filled the corners with their baskets,
which were well-loaded. Over a hundred took dinner,. It was a pleasant reunion
of old neighbors. Mr. Dorman made a little speech expressing gratitude for their
kindness. J.E. Burnside responded reviewing the career of Mr. Dorman and
expressed the regret of all at his pending removal. The following resolution
offered by B.T. Gadd was unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That in the removal of Wm. Dorman, we lose a good
neighbor and business man. Stuart's gain is our loss.
A large number of young folks gathered in the evening, had
supper and a good time generally.
- Mr. Wm. Dohrman and wife were not permitted to leave their old home in Blue
Grass for their new place of abode in Stuart, Iowa, without being shown some of
the regard in which they are held by their friends. Their neighbors gathered
from miles around and from groaning baskets spread a feast which the large
company enjoyed exceedingly. Many were the good wishes expressed for the future
welfare of Mr. and Mrs. Dohrman.
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
March 22, 1900
Blue Grass, March 21- Ed Knacke shipped two car loads of hogs from this
place on Tuesday...Miss Lottie Verder of Davenport is paying visits to old
time friends in this vicinity...Harry Moorhead will be found for a time in
Davenport. We wish him every success in his new work. He will be associated
in the work at the Y.M.C.A rooms...Dr. Porstman, of Buffalo, purchased a
fine driving team of Messrs. Plett and Benshoof, of our village...Miss Emma
Meyhous has finished her winter term of school at Wilton and has returned
home for the spring vacation...Mr. Chris Kautz jr., one of our merchants,
has just returned from Chicago, where he has been purchasing a fine stock of
spring goods...The Baptist Sunday School is making preparations for
Easter...Miss Parkhurst continues to preach every alternate Sunday in the
Baptist church...We understand the two schools in this village have united,
and will give an elaborate entertainment in the near future at Hintz
Hall...Dr. Vanderveer reports a busy time for him. "On the go," a
of sickness still. Mrs. Barnes and daughter Ella are in Chicago visiting
Mrs. Barnes' son, Jack, who is a druggist in that city...Mr. Louis Hoffbauer, of Buffalo, was calling in our "burg" Saturday.