Lenawee County Michigan
Newspapers and Clippings

Current newspapers on-line

Adrian Daily Telegram

Blissfield Advance

Hudson Post-Gazette

Stateline Observer, formerly the Morenci Observer

Tecumseh Herald

Area Newspapers:

The Exponent, Brooklyn, MI, Jackson Co, MI

The Hillsdale Daily News, Hillsdale Co, MI

The Toledo Blade, Toledo, Lucas Co, OH

Publication dates of Lenawee County Michigan Newspapers

Excerpts from the Tatler, 1872

Adrian Times and Expositor, 1882

Tecumseh Herald, 1895

Manchester Herald, 1882

Adrian Daily Times, 1898


A book at the Adrian City Library 'The Tatler'   It is entirely handwritten.
The following piece was dated November 29, 1872 and noted is the 'No. 11'  (this is obviously a newspaper type collection)  It is written by Hattie Croswell, Editress (that's what it said!!):


A machine that could write essays on any subject whatever. This machine must be of such dimensions that it can easily be carried in the pocket. Theessays must be neither too sober, nor too romantic, too long, nor too short. If any one should succeed in inventing such a useful piece of machinery, they would receive the gratitude of all schoolgirls.

The last dated writings in this book was dated March 3rd, 1874.
When I saw this I immediately thought of our notebook computers, or those little handheld electronic organizers. I could not resist sharing this withLenawee County researchers!!

Carol Stevens

Carol adds this;

In book at Adrian City Library titled: Early Adrian, presented by the American Association of University Women. Adrian, March 1964, Swenk-Tuttle Press, revisted 1973. (I did not write down all the contributors to this, there were about 10 or more.)

Adrian Times And Expositor, December 26,1882

"Swearing off" day next Monday.

Blissfieldites are kicking on high taxes.

"Pink tea-parties" are the latest at Blissfield.

The Tecumseh Herald will appear in a new dress next week.

A big dance was held at Pennington's Corners, Christmas night.

Frank Eastabrook, of Dakota, is visiting his old home at Clinton.

The pupils of the Tecumseh schools are enjoying a two weeks vacation.

C. A. Jackson, of Deerfield, is a telegraph operator at Council Bluffs.

H. W. Dexter, of Saline, has opened a new livery stable at Tecumseh.

The Deerfield Record takes a vacation this week, and no paper will beissued.

The new chair stock factory of Morenci will disburse a thousand dollarsper week.

Jno. R. Clark addresses the people of Raisin at the Center last Sundayevening.

It is rumored that Miss Ida Beagle, of Blissfield, will be married onNew Year's day.

The East Franklin lyceum will hereaftermeet on Tuesday evenings instead of on Friday.

J. C. Aylesworth of Wampler's lake, has purchased the Pitcher wagon shopsat Brooklyn.

Rev. J. A. McIlwain will preach at the Stone school-house in Franklin,of Friday evening of this week.

Ed. Stair, formerly of Morenci, will soon engage in the publication ofa newspaper at Cooperstown, D. T.

Dr. Durgin, of Hillsdale college, delivered his lecture on "Iceland"at Tecumseh last week Thursday evening.

Mr. C. E. Triplet is principal of the Macon school this year. His assistantis Miss Mary Avery, of Tecumseh.

It is reported that the firm of Salisbury, Pegg & Co., of Morenci,will stand as Pegg & Wilson after January 1, Mrs. Salisbury retiring.

Clinton has a local musical society, and its public rehearsals are thesource of much enjoyment to the citizens of that music-loving village

Blanchard & Holmes, liverymen of Morenci, have shifted about, sothat Mr. Holmes is now the sold proprietor of the establishment.

Miss Inez Fitzgerald, of Manchester, acted as ticket agent and operatorat Clinton station during the absence of station Agent Palmer last week.

The delivery team of Coe's grist mill at Blissfield ran away Saturdayand succeeded in breaking the hind axle of the wagon before they were stopped.

Work in being rapidly pushed on the T. & M. railroad, and nearlyevery train going into Tecumseh has on board either men or accoutrements forthe line.

Joseph Adams and wife, of New York city, are making a short visit withtheir parents, Jabez Briggs and wife, and other old friends and acquaintancesin Woodstock.

Israel Pennington, of Macon, has been failing in health for some time. At present he is in a very critical condition. His brother, John, who hasbeen very sick, is slowing improving.

Mr. John Spalding, of Grand Rapids, a former resident of East Franklin,has been visiting his brother, Joseph Spaulding, and old friends there. He is over seventy years of age, and looks hale and hearty.

John R. Clark will give his celebrated lecture on "Irish Life and Character,"at opera house, Tecumseh, Jan. 1st; Sago's hall, Pennington's Corners, Jan.2d; Grange hall, Macon, Jan. 3d; Town hall, Clinton, Jan. 4th.

Mrs. John D. Smead died at her home, two miles east of Blissfield, onWednesday of last week. The funeral was held on the following Friday. Mrs.Smead was a woman of rare amiability and she was beloved by all who knewher. Her loss will be deeply felt by a very large circle of friends.

The Morenci lodge of F & A. M., held its annual election of officers,Tuesday evening of last week, with the follwing result; W.M., B.C. Franklin;S.D., Dr. H.S. Wyman; J.D., B.C. Hornbock; tyler, Jas. A. Corflin.

Mrs. Nellis, of Fairfield, made two hundred and ten pounds of butterfrom May to December 12. With the skimmed milk resulting she also raiseda fine calf, which will weigh at least four hundred pounds, and with thebutter milk raised a three-hundred pound pig, and no collar to keep the milkin at that.

At a regular convocation of Blissfield Lodge No. 114, F. & A.M.,held on Monday evening of last week, the following officers were elected:W.M., J. B. Clement; S.W., Emory Bacon; J.W., John Doan; Sec., O. F. Sheldon;treas., W. D. McCann; S.D. W.G. Donaldson; J.D., Harvey Casseday; tyler,Andrew Krapf.

Clinton chapter No., 40. R. A. M. has elected the following officersfor the ensuing year; High priest. David Brooks; king, Wm. C. Rogers; scribe,Danforth Keyes; secretary, D. Woodward; treasurer, Henry Starrett; captainof the host, John Hause; principal sojourner, Geo. Runyan; R. A. C., Geo.Fisher; G.M. 3 V., B.G. Swift; G. M. 2 V., Emmet LInden; G. M. 1 V., Geo.Calhoun; sentinel, John Martiny.


MARCH/APRIL 1995, VOLUME 8, ISSUE 5, Lenawee County FamilyResearchers, permission is granted to post to the Lenawee County GENWEB site.



(Taken from Tecumseh Herald, Vol XLV; No, 47; Friday, April 12, 1895) MaconMusic

Chas. ALLEN has removed the town clerk's paraphernalia to his home, wherehe is now ready to do business at the new stand.

Mrs. Elmer CAMBURN was in Tecumseh this week while her mother went toCone to see her sister, Mrs. Lillie AUTON, who is very sick.

Grace GAGE, who commences teaching next week in district No. 6 has beenvisiting friends in Tecumseh and Clinton this week, also the Tecumseh schools.

The Macon W.C.T.U. will hold their annual election of officers at thehome of Mrs. Wm. OSGOOD, Friday p.m., April 19th. All members are requestedto be present. A cordial invitation to visitors.

Ridgeway Rambles

Bessie BARRETT visited Clinton friends over Sunday.

S. P. SMITH is improving the convenience of his feed barn by buildinga cistern.

Mrs. John POCKLINGTON is on the sick list at present.

George HILL and wife have moved to Raisin Valley, where they will spendsome time.

Mrs. E. L. LOWE is quite sick with the grip at present.

Mrs. Romine MILLER, of Big Rapids, is visiting her si6ter, Mrs. R. S.HOUSEMAN, at present.

Rev. CANSFIELD, wife, and children have all been under the doctor's carefor the past week.

Mrs. James POCKLINGTON is very sick with inflammatory rheumatism andher suffering is very intense.

Kittie CLARK went to Hillsdale the first of the week to attend the weddingas bridesmaid of her cousin, Mattie WILSON.

Rev. James WRIGHT, of Britton, occupied the pulpit Sunday morning forRev. CANSFIELD, who is having a tussle with the grip.

Gaius SQUIRES having engaged with Wm. HAYDEN to team it for the GlobeMills, at Tecumseh, expects to move his family there this week.

A little after one o'clock Sunday morning N. C. MILLER's house with mostof the contents was burned to the ground. The origin of the fire is not positivelyknown, but supposed to have caught from the arch where they had been boilingmaple syrup. The house was one among the first built in this section, byuncle Stephen V. MILLER, and was built of first-class material in every respect.The loss will reach upwards of two thousand dollars- partially covered byinsurance in the Farmers' Mutual.


Manchester Enterprise Thursday December 28, 1882 page 2
under heading Lenawee-County Items

President Durgin delivered his lecture on "Iceland" at Tecumseh, InstThursday, for the benefit of the high school in that village.

D. H. Silvers states to the Clintonites in last week's news, that hewill close his store in that place and move to Manchester by January 15th.

Miss Hawke, the lady operator at the central office of the Adrian telephoneexchange, received a Christmas present of $80 from patrons of the exchange.

The Lenawee county poor house has 65 inmates, one of which has been therefor the last 20 years. He was once a leading citizen of Blissfield, butwhisky upset him.

The Adrian Times states that preparations are being made to build a bridge900 feet long across the flats at Tecumseh, on the line of the Toledo &Milwaukee railroad.


City Personals From the Adrian Daily Times Tuesday, January4, 1898 page 3

Dr. O'Reilly is in Detroit.

Ed Morden returned to Chicago today.

Hal Knapp returned yesterday from a few days visit at Napoleon, O.

Mr. and Mrs. James Page returned to their home at Eaton Rapids to-day.

Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Montgomery and son Tracy were passengers to Toledothis morning.

Charles McMurdy, in advance of Sissie Fitzgerald and her renowned wink,is at the Lawrence.

Roy Treat returned to Columbus. O., to-day, to resume his studies atthe Starling Medical college.

Miss Isabella Huff or Ruff [note: smeared ink] returned home thismorning, after a few days' visit with her sister, Mrs. Rosa Force, of Morenci.

R. M. Bidelman is in Toledo today, superintending the erection of anAcme gas plant in one of the largest factories of that city.

Mr. and Mrs. Terrence Dillor, of Hudson, and F. M. Cronk, of Grand Rapids,were guests yesterday of Miss Katherine Dillon.

Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Bennett, who have been visiting at the home of F.A. Montgomery and John Townsend, returned to Monroe this morning.

Major R. B. Robbins and Mrs. Mary Barnum went to Detroit this morningto attend the funeral of Louise, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Hal Wyman.

Thirty-five friends of Miss Bessie Bumka gave her a surprise on New Year'seve, at her home, 105 Erie street. Refreshments were served, and the timewas pleasantly passed with games and music. All report a good time.

Mrs. Charles Boyd and children left to-day for their home at Delaware,O., and Miss Alice Hyatt returned to her studies at the state normal schoolin Ypsilanti. All have been spending thee holidays with Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Reedle.

Lansing Republican, 3: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sharlow were called to Adrian,Friday, by the death of the latter's father, Joseph Jones, Mr. Jones was71 years old. He is well known in this city, and is survived by a wife andthree daughters.    [note: check the obit page for Joseph Jones'obit]

Toledo Blade, 3: Friday Miss Elizabeth Dority will leave for a shortstay in Adrian. * * * Mr. Bailey, of Fairfield, Mich., and Mr. Minch, ofOgden, Mich., who were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Hosea White this week, havereturned to their homes. * * * Mrs. John Mominee and daughter, Alma, whowere guests of relatives in Deerfield and Blissfield, Mich., have returnedhome.

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