Barrington Column Transcription, March 17, 1894
March 17, 1894
DEATH FOLLOWS FIRE
The Excitement Attending the
Burning of Her Father’s Home
Results in Alma Winter’s Death
WAS A GREAT FAVORITE.
The Beloved Daughter of Chas. O. Winter Dies at the Home of a Neighbor Early Tuesday Morning—
Loved By All.
Mr. Winter’s Double Loss.
That misfortunes never come singly was never more forcibly illustrated than at the fire last Tuesday morning, when Mr. Chas. O. Winter discovered his handsome residence to be on fire about 4 o’clock and the excitement caused thereby so overtaxed the strength of his only child, Alma, that she died before medical aid could reach her side at the home of a neighbor. Her death caused a shadow of
sorrow to fall over the people of the town, among whom she was a general favorite, and who number her grief-stricken family as one of their best citizens.
Alma G. Winter was born in this city July 17th, 1877. She was a handsome and accomplished lady, and the only child of Chas. O. Winter, and numbered her friends by the score both here and among her schoolmates in Mayfair, where she was a regular attendant at the High School. When Mr. Winter found his house was on fire, he rushed at once to his daughter’s room crying “fire!” At the same time, he aroused his mother and then went back to his room to secure some valuable papers. As soon as he had secured these he saw his daughter, who had hastily dressed. He wanted her to get out of the house as soon as possible and go to a neighbor’s, where she— would be safe. She told her father that she was all right and that he need not worry about her. Mr. Winter then rushed around the house trying to save all his valuables, and Alma watched him from a safe spot. Her father then gave her his papers to keep and insisted that she go to a neighbor’s house. She went, but soon came back, saying that she wanted to save her canary,
which was still in its cage in her room, and in spite of the fact that her father warned her against becoming too much excited she found the bird and carried it out. By this time she said she was tired, and she went again to the neighbor’s house and lay down on a lounge. It was noticed then that the girl was in a highly nervous state, and Mrs. Richardson and Kendall were sent for. Before they arrived, however, the girl was dead. She had been troubled with her heart ever since she was a baby, and in all times of excitement this trouble caused her father much worry and anxiety. She was so lively, however, during the fire and acted in such a clear-headed manner that her father did not realize until after her death that she was any more excited than he was. She was in perfect health, apparently. Alma was an accomplished scholar, a good musician and beloved by all. The funeral services were conducted in the Baptist Church on Thursday at 4:30 o’clock: the church being taxed to its utmost capacity with her friends from here and abroad. The choir sang some choice selections, after which Rev. Mr. Bailey took the passage that she recited at the last prayer meeting for his text. Her former schoolmates turned out in force to pay their last tribute to their beloved comrade, carrying a banner bearing the inscription “Jefferson High School of Chicago.” Many handsome tokens of flowers were spread over the casket, among which was a
beautiful floral design bearing the inscription “Sunday School.” The interment took place in Evergreen Cemetery. The News extends its sympathy to the bereaved family.
ST. ANN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH-Services every other Sunday at 9 a.m.-Rev. Father J. F. Clancy, Pastor.
EVANGELISCHES ST. PAUL’S CHURCH-Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning service 10:30 o’clock—Rev. E. Rahn, pastor.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH-Services Sunday morning 10:30 a.m. Sabbath School 12 m. Evening service 7 p.m. Prayer meeting, Friday evening, 7:30 p.m.-Rev. R. Bailey, pastor.
THE EVANGELISCHE CHURCH-Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Sunday morning service 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening service7:30 p.m. Prayer meeting, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.-REV. J. B. ELFRINK, pastor.
EVANGELISCHE SALEM CHURCH-Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Sunday morning service 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening service 7:30 p.m. Young Peoples’ meeting, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Prayer meeting, Wednesday evening, 7:30—REV. M. L. SCHUSTER, pastor.
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH.—Services every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sabbath school at 11:45 a.m. Junior League 3 p.m. Epworth League 6:15 p.m. Bible Study Thursday evening at 7:30 Prayer meeting, Friday, 7:30 p.m.—E. W. Ward, Pastor.
CHILDREN’S MISSION BAND.
Miss Frost of Naperville organized a Children’s Mission Band in the Evangelical Salem Church last Sunday. The officers are as follows:
Vice President—Alvin Meier.
Miss Frost also took charge of the evening meeting on missionary work and conducted it with the greatest of skill. The organization is organized for a most praiseworthy cause and we feel assured that much good will be accomplished.
WANTED—A boy to learn the printer’s trade. Apply in person to The Barrington News.
THE HONOR ROLL of the Barrington Public Schools for Week Ending March 9.
Present every day last week:
Henry Antholz Frida Nacher
Herman Dickman Helen Waller
Tony Sbrocchi Florence Peck
Julius Landwer Lydia Sodt
John Mundhenke Ruth Meyers
James Hutchinson Lena Thies
Willie Schuster Gladys Lines
Fred Palmer Berenice Hawley
George Landwer Fydella Elvidge
Dennis Schroeder Lulu Riecka
Leon Clute Jennie Lines
Ernest Schuster Alma Stiefenhoefer
George Kirby Bertie Staack
Samuel Peters Winnie Pratt
Willie Hatje Emma Hager
Charlie Maynard Rosa Volker
Elmer Gieske Anna Dolan
Frank Forman Marie Dolan
Minnie Rochow Amelia Held
Laura Catlow Cora Jahnkey
Bertha Held Nellie Thrasher
MISS MARY FRYE,
Neither tardy nor absent:
Saddie Crown Thomas Bailey
Carrie Meyer Floyd Harnden
Flora Nelson Wilber Harnden
Grace Otis Henry Sodt
Ida Schemm Karl Volker
Laura Kampert Edwin Deikman
Martha Kampert Ezra Myer
John Sizer Clarence Szer
Grace Otis 100 Ezra Meyer 100
Gussie Blum 91 Carrie Schuster 98
John Sizer 98 Clarence Sizer 95
Charles Hutchinson 95.
Karl Volker 100 Laura Rieke 94
Grace Generaux 94
Laura Kampert 94
Alfred Landwer 88
Martha Kampert 88
MISS MARIE McKEE,
NEITHER ABSENT NOR TARDY:
Frank Bailey Olga Hennings
Lee Comstock Louisa Pingel
Willie Kirby Beulah Otis
Eddie Kirby Alta Powers
Irvin Landwer Nora Plagge
Emil Myers Iva Robertson
Samuel Nacher Myrtle Comstock
Herbert Plagge Lizzie Jacobs
Theodore Rahn Esther Kampert
Leo Rahn Amanda Kampert
Bennie Schroeder Ethel Kitson
Leonard Volker Amelie Krieger
Lester Webster Rosa Lageschulte
Arthur Catlow Jennie Landwer
Paul Kampert Bertie Maynard
Louis Rieck Willios Runyan
Ethel Austin Mary Ernst
HIGHEST IN GEOGRAPHY TEST:
Herbert Plagge 97
Bennie Schroeder 96
Samuel Nacher 92 ½
Myrtle Comstock 91
Willie Sodt 90
MISS ALVINA MYERS,
NEITHER ABSENT NOR TARDY:
Willie Kreuger Elmer Kampert
Chris Scharf Ida Hutchinson
Clara Kampert Rosa Landwer
Alvina Rieck Arthur Gleason
Willie Krahn Fred Loco
Eddit Martin Alvin Meier
Lotta Palmer Luella Peters
Luella Plagge Iva Runyan
MISS GERTRUDE MORRIS ,
Two hundred (200) bushels of White seed oats, very choice, home grown. For particulars, inquire at the Barrington News office.
The following is a list of the letters remaining in the post office at Barrington, Ill., March 17, 1894,
Garns John C.
Meyer Mrs. Ludwig 2
Mavis Miss Tenna
Robinson Harry W.
M. R. McINTOSH,
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If your furniture is broken E. M. Blocks will mend it.
Mrs. Caroline Elfrink was a pleasant caller Saturday.
George Reeder of the Wauconda Leader was in town Sunday.
Fresh new Garden Seeds of all kinds at A. W. Meyer & Co.
Mr. Otto Sodt made a business trip to Chicago Saturday.
John Ladd of Wauconda was a guest of the News office Tuesday.
Mr. C. L. Pratt made a business trip to Wauconda Tuesday.
Bennett & Kirmse are painting F. J. Meier’s new shop.
Mr. A. L. Waller spent Sunday with friends in Chicago.
How much nicer the streets were after the grader passed over them.
The new barber has just received 1,000 cigars.
Henry Seip of Lake Zurich was on our streets Wednesday.
J. C. Dobler made a business trip to Chicago Wednesday.
Rev. Mr. Rahn was a pleasant called Wednesday.
J. C. Plagge made a business trip to Chicago Wednesday.
Ex-Mayor Price of Elgin was on our streets Tuesday.
J. C. Plagge has just received a large stock of wall paper.
H. D. A. Grebe and wife spent Wednesday in Chicago.
Lou Bennett started out on a short business trip Tuesday.
If you want a good soft bed E. M. Blocks has got them.
Twenty-two pounds Granulated Sugar for $1.00 at A. W. Meyer & Co.
The road sweeper did some good work on our streets Monday.
Fred Bennett made a business trip to Chicago Monday.
A nice line of window shades at J. C. Plagge.
Mrs. J. K. Bennett celebrated her 63rd birthday last Sunday.
Miss Saddie Blocks returned Thursday from a three weeks visit at Wilmette.
B. H. Sodt & Sons laid a tile drain from their store into the sewer on Saturday.
Peters & Collens returned from Baraboo Saturday morning with a fine load of cows.
Economy Baking Powder 20 cents a pound, at A. W. Meyer & Co.
Mr. Albert Mullen and sister, Miss Mabel, of Wauconda made Barrington a visit Wednesday.
The Horsford’s Baking Powder representatives were in town this week.
Mrs. M. C. McIntosh entertained a party of twelve friends at her home Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. Leroy Powers was taken quite sick last Saturday with heart trouble and was unable to be ? our the first of the week.
Try Horsford’s Pure Phosphate Baking Powder. For sale ay A. W. Meier & Co. Bring your ticket if you have one.
Buy the genuine Gliden Barbed Wire. 110,487 pounds has been sold by L. F. Schroeder in the last five years, and every pound is warranted so you run no risks.
The K. O. T. M. tent met for the first time in their new hall Tuesday night and Mr. Wm. Young was the first candidate to be accepted in their new quarters. They adopted some new rules, the most particular one being that any one wishing to join that has not the ready cash at hand may join by paying $1.25, and fees for examination, which is $2.00, and giving their note with security for $5.00, the amount that the home tent keeps in their treasury. This will enable
those who wish to join and have not the ready cash to do so at once, and is a most noble act on the part of the members of the order. It shows that they mean to make the Maccabees a success.
The confirmation of the following pupils will take place next Sunday in the Evangelical St. Paul’s Church. Geo. Meier, Adolph Schulz, Albert Schulz, Wm. Pepper, John Mews, August Meier, Fred Rachow, Henry Kulhmann, August Walbaum, Christ. Stoeber, August Reuter, Emma Clinge, Ida Schulz, Emma Ebel, Mina Brandt, Anna Riecke, Emma Spiegel, Ida Reese, Johanna Dorwaldt,
Mina Toppel. The examination of the class was held last Sunday.
Mr. Fred Lagerschulte, who removed to Nebraska, has been reported safe at his destination, but some of the old band boys think it would have been more pleasant for him if he had taken a partner with him and built a nice little cottage on one corner of his land and have a home of his own. Mr. Lagerschulte was a member of the band for a number of years and was well liked by the boys,
who wish him the best of success and so does the News.
Mr. Geo. Schaefer chartered a car in Chicago Monday and loaded it with his household goods, also the goods of his brother-in-law, who accompanied him to Fairfield, Minn., where they will make their home in the future. Mr. Schaefer has been in business in Barrington for many years, and was a good citizen as well as a shrewd business man, and will be missed by his many friends.
A caucus will be held in the Town of Cuba Saturday, March 17, 1894, at 2 o’clock p.m., at the Columbia Hotel in the village of Barrington to place in nomination candidates for the various offices to be filled at the ensuing election. All voters are requested to be present.
By Order of Committee.
The contractors are busy at work on the extension of the C. & N.-W. track. They will extend the double track from the present switch house about one mile west of the E. J. & E. track. This will be a good improvement over the old and present situation, notwithstanding the lonesome quarter that the switchman will be situated in.
Rev. John Williamson, D. D.; who is to begin Evangelistic Bible Readings at the Methodist Church, next Sunday is one of the most eminent Bible readers in the West. The meetings will continue during next week only, closing Sunday evening, March 25th. Services will begin at 3 o’clock every afternoon and 7 in the evening. All are invited.
Mr. C. L. Waterman has rented the store building where F. J. Meier now is located and will about the 1st of April open a confectionery, grocery and bakery. Handsome ice cream parlors will be one of the features. Mr. Waterman will open up with a full line of fresh goods.
Call and see the pretty designs in Wall Papers at A. W. Meyer & Co.
A.B. Stenger of Naperville spent a few days with his brother, Mr. Stenger of the firm of Plagge & Co.
See the reliable gasoline stoves at L. F. Schroeder. They are dandies.
Clayton G. Peeples of Spring Lake was a visitor at the News office Tuesday afternoon.
Miss Lillie Tidmarsh of Wauconda stopped in Barrington on her way to Elgin to visit friends and relatives last Saturday.
If you have a picture you would like to have enlarged E. M. Clock can do it.
Miss Sutcliff of Wheaton came home with Miss Grace Peck and spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Peck.
G. H. Lagerschulte purchased one acre of land in Barrington that was formerly owned by George Schaefer.
Mr. Schwemm bought the 2,800 pound team that was advertised in the News.
Some of the farmers have already begun to put in their crops by sowing wheat.
Thirty dollar cash trade will draw a nice piece of silverware at J. C. Plagge.
Miss Mary Frye and Alvina Myers attended the teachers meeting in Chicago Saturday.
Use A. W. Meyer & Co.’s best Minnesota Flour. It always gives satisfaction.
Quite a number of the Barrington people attended the sale of Mrs. Caroline Elfrink Thursday.
Mr. John L. Runyan has accepted a position in the creamery at Gilmer Station, commencing yesterday morning.
For every $1 worth of cash purchased goods at H. D. A. Grebe’s you get a Little Wonder Anti-Burn Cooking Mat free that is sold by agents at 25c each.
Mr. Schwemm has erected a sidewalk and driveway in front of his stable and implement warehouse and is now ready for business.
Mr. Lagerschulte, the proprietor of the old Schaefer market, is remodeling his building; raising it and building it out to the street. This will be a good improvement.
Mr. Chas. Winter, who was burned out Tuesday morning will occupy the house of Mr. Church until they make further arrangements.
Large assortment of Patterns in Carpets at A. W. Meyer & Co. Prices low.
Some of the boys have already made their mark in hunting ducks this season. The season promises to be a good one.
It is hard luck when a young man will drive from Wauconda to Barrington in one hour and ten minutes to watch a train and then forget all about the train and get left.
Professor Smith of the Barrington High School introduced Latin in the school last week and reports good success. He thinks it will be well liked by the pupils and a benefit to the school in general.
HOUSE and LOT FOR SALE--$1,500 will buy a pretty little home in the village of Barrington. House nearly new and pleasantly located. For particulars inquire of Postmaster or M. C. McIntosh.
The Chicago Herald delivered in your residence or place of business every day for 17c a week; without Sunday paper 12c. Drop a postal in the post office to Eddie Ernst.
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History of Cook County, Illinois
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They Builded Better Than They Knew
Benson, Barbara L.
Echoes of a Century
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A Club in the Country: The Story of Barrington Hills Country Club
Schmitz, Patty Dowd.
Hark Back to Barrington: Fifty Years with the Fox River Valley Hunt
Fitch, Victoria R., and D. Susan Johnson.
A History of Barrington, Illinois
Lines, Arnett C.
Tales of Old Barrington
Sharp, Cynthia Baker