The skating is good.

The young people are reveling in the delights of the measles.

MRS. W. E. COLBURN is visiting in Winona.

MR. AND MRS. STEVENS visited relatives in Winona last week.

C. C. HOURN is in Chichago [sic] this week in the interest of the creamery.

MRS. F. M. SMITH left this city for California last Friday on a visit to her daughter, Mrs. H. Rivers.

MILLER BROS. have shipped five cars of stock during the past two weeks.

The Star says: “Fremont township, Winona county, feels proud of the fact that there were twenty young men within its borders who cast their first vote on the 6th inst., and that every one of them voted the straight Republican ticket.”




The death of Hon. Geo. H. Henry of the town of Fremont, Winona county, which occurred on the 2d inst., was an event of peculiar sadness. It was known to many of his friends several months ago that he was suffering from some disease of the stomach. His condition became so bad that it was thought best for him to take a trip to the sea shore, which he did about the last of August. After leaving home he failed rapidly and on consulting a distinguished physician of Philadelphia his disease was pronounced cancer of the stomach, and he was advised to return home as soon as possible, as he had but a short time to live. He did return, and on his arrival at Winona he was so feeble that it was feared he would die before he could reach his home. By the kindness of friends in Winona an easy conveyance was provided, and he took the weary trip of twenty-five miles across the country to this home, where lingered in great suffering, but with heroic fortitude until the evening of the 2nd instant when death came to his relief. He retained his consciousness to the last and was fully resigned to his fate, believing that—

“Beyond these chilling winds and gloomy skies—
Beyond death’s cloudy portal—
There is a land where beauty never dies,
Where love becomes immortal.”

Mr. Henry was born in St. Lawrence county, New York, and at the time of his death was fifty-two years of age. He came to Minnesota at an early day and settled in the town of Fremont, where, by his unselfish and upright life and kind and cheerful disposition, he had endeared himself to all the community. He was a member of the State Legislature in 1880 and 1881, where he won the esteem of all who knew him for his honesty and practical good sense. He leaves a wife and seven children—four daughters and three sons. His eldest daughter, Christie, a beautiful and accomplished young lady, died only a few years ago. Mr. Henry was aware that his end was near, and as far back as last June made in writing a list of friends to assist at his burial, and selected a friend to take charge of his funeral. Everything was carried out as nearly as possible as directed. Mr. Henry belonged to and old Scotch family, and was intimately related to most of the many Scotch families of the town of Fremont. His funeral was largely attended. Winona, Rushford, St. Charles, Utica, Lewiston and Stockton were represented in the procession. Fully one hundred carriages followed the hearse from the house to the church. He was buried from the Presbyterian church near his home. A very eloquent and appropriate sermon was delivered by Rev. Mr. Coppse, the pastor.

MR. GEO. HENRY, of the town of Fremont, who left here a few weeks ago for Philadelphia to seek medical aid, arrived in Winona on Thursday, accompanied by his brother, who was summoned East to bring him home. Mr. Henry’s malady was pronounced cancer of the stomach. He was very feeble when he reached Winona, and being unable to proceed farther, was taken to the house of his friend Mr. W. L. Nevins, where he is attended by Mrs. Henry and her daughter. Mr. Henry is an old and highly esteemed resident of the county, and his friends will deeply regret to learn of his serious illness.


The following are the transfers of real estate for one week up to and including August 25:



George H. Henry to John W. Henry, part of
ne ¼ of nw ¼, sec. 34, Fremont………………………….100



Messrs. John and George Henry of Fremont were in the city on Monday on their way East to spend a few weeks at the sea shore.



Messrs. John Roberton and Thos. Nisbet of the town of Fremont arrived in Winona on Thursday on their way home from a visit to Scotland, whither they went in May inst. They spent their time there chiefly in the vicinity of Glasgow and Edinburgh. They met relatives whom they had not seen in 32 years and among others found a venerable gentleman who was a companion of the late Thomas Roberton of Fremont in his youth. After arriving in New York they proceeded to Kingston, Canada, and spent a few weeks, that being their birthplace. All in all they have had an exceedingly pleasant trip. That it has agreed with them their healthful, vigorous looks bear ample witness.


DUNCAN—In the town of Fremont, on Wednesday morning, June 20th, 1888, Noyes Duncan, aged 75 years, 10 months and 17 days.

The deceased was born in the State of New York on the 3d day of August, 1812; came to Minnesota and settled in Fremont in 1858. For many years he was postmaster at Argo, in the town of Fremont, a position which he held at the time of his death. On the 11th inst., while conversing with his neighbor, Mr. J. W. Henry, he was suddenly stricken with apoplexy, from which he never recovered, and after which he never spoke nor took a particle of food. He was well known and respected throughout the county. He leaves a wife, aged 70 years, and three children, two sons and a daughter, and many warm friends to mourn his sad and sudden death.—St. Charles Times.



Special to The Winona Republican—March 6.


Mr. James Thornton of Winona was a Money Creek caller. His family have many friends here.

Winona Daily Republican, 26 Nov 1887, page 2:


Special to The Winona Republican–Nov. 26.

Thanksgiving was generally observed, both the German churches holding services in the forenoon with good attendance; turkey raffling at John Neebe’s and a grand ball at Schmutzler’s hall, in the evening. All were well patronized.

The St. Charles creamer paid $1,500 for cream at this place to farmers in this vicinity for the month of October.

A party of young men from Fremont, on their way to the pine woods, remained to the dance last night and left this morning by the early passenger for their destination. The party consisted of the following: Sud. Boyd, Lee Henry, Geo. Jackson, Henry De Bois and Frank Kable.

Mr. and Mrs. Putnam and daughter Emma, Mr. and Mrs. Mowbray and family were guests of Dr. and Mrs. Boyd yesterday.

Winona Daily Republican, 17 Aug 1887, page 2:


FROM 45 acres, Chas. Youngveen, of Vasa, has threshed 1569 bushels of barley. This gives an average yield of over 34 bushels to the acre.

THE flourishing town of Fremont was represented in Winona on Tuesday by Mr. John Henry, Mr. Joseph Greethurst and Mr. Philip O’Meara. In a few words regarding the crops Mr. Henry said their town would raise plenty of grain for all ordinary purposes and there would be no sacrifice of any of their live stock. Mr. Greethurst said that while the crops on some farms were good, others were poor, but the wheat crop was very light throughout the town. As he expressed it there is hardly a hundred bushels of good wheat in the whole town. Mr. O’Meara says that while the crops are light Fremont is not behind any town in the county.

SHERIFF ANDERSON of Goodhue county, who has just returned from an extended trip in the southern and western portions of the county, reports to the Red Wing Republican that in most cases the yield of wheat will be very small, and the coming year promises to be a severe one for some of the farmers. The rains of last week have done some damage in blackening the wheat, as many farmers had left their grain in shock for threshing, instead of stacking. The probabilities are that the acreage of wheat next season will be greatly reduced. Oats, barley and corn will be tried as substitutes and a considerable amount of flax will be sown. Tobacco is being raised in some sections in the southern part of the county, but the probabilities are that the acreage will not be increased, as the crop is in danger of early frosts. Probably very few will be able to engage in stock raising, as many will be compelled to sell at least a portion of the stock they now possess to help pay debts.