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Big herd of cattle run amok in city

• Jun 22, 2018 at 8:00 PM

June 22, 1911

The top stories in The Daily Reflector on this date in 1911:


Break away from drivers while being taken from train to Fred A. Lieber’s farm

A large herd of cattle, which had been shipped from Chicago to Fred A. Lieber, residing on the Old State Road, ran amok in this city Wednesday night after they had been taken from the train which brought them here from Chicago, and while they were being driven through the streets.

The herd, numbering twenty-nine cows and steers, were taken from the train near the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern freight depot and several men, with the aid of a Shepherd dog, started to drive them to the Lieber farm on the Old State Road. The cattle apparently were restless after their long journey from Chicago and when they reached the corner of Woodlawn Avenue and Seminary Street, the whole bunch turned west on Seminary Street and bolted through that thoroughfare with their drivers and the Shepherd dog in pursuit.

Luckily there were no teams on the street at the time, else there might have been one or two runaways, for the plunging cattle’s appearance was enough to frighten the most sedate horse. The cattle continued their careen west until they reached the end of West Seminary Street, where their further progress was stopped by the heavy fence that was built across the end of the street by the city several years ago after an automobile containing strangers in the city had a narrow escape from plunging off the high bank at the end of the street, one dark night.

The Shepherd dog, which is the property of Mr. Lieber, and is trained in the art of rounding up and driving cattle, quickly had nearly all of the herd rounded up and started back east on Seminary Street, but several of the cattle went tearing through the yards and around homes on West Seminary, ruining several gardens with their hoofs, before they, too, were rounded up.


Rural mail carrier Bert Kellogg becomes a Benedict — Miss Berha Amerman the bride

Wednesday evening at 8 o’clock, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Amerman in East Norwalk, occurred the marriage of their daughter, Bertha Elizabeth, to Mr.  Bert E. Kellogg, of this city. The ceremony was performed by Rev. A.J. Funnell, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Norwalk, in the presence of only a few of the immediate relatives and friends of the young couple.

The bride was attended by Miss Winifred Kellogg, sister of the groom, and the best man was Eljin Amerman, the bride’s brother. Following the ceremony a tempting wedding supper was served.

The groom has been a rural mail carrier on Route 3 out of Norwalk for the past six years, and the bride was for over five years in the employ of the Local Telephone Company, resigning her position as assistant chief operator, only a short time ago.


Takes relics to encampment

Charles Stacey of Norwalk, commander of the Ohio Congressional Medal of Honor Legion, who is one of the few men living who was decorated by congress for gallantry in the civil war, is here in Lorain for the encampment. Mr. Stacey brought with him his collection of war relics, personally collected, which are on exhibition at the Lorain hardware store. They are very interesting and veterans stand by the hour discussing them, said the Lorain Daily News.

Stacey distinguished himself at the battle of Gettysburg. Although only nineteen years old at the time, he with a number of other sharpshooters was sent to a particularly dangerous spot to stop the fire of the rebel shaprshooters that was mowing down the federals. He was under fire four hours and narrowly escaped being killed. He fired 25 shots. For this service, he was decorated by congress after the war.

Originally there were 127 members of the Honor Legion in Ohio. Fifty-two are known to be dead. One of them, Judge Murphy of Cincinnati, having died since the encampment started here. Stacey belonged to the 53d O.V.I. and was later a member of “Andrews Raiders.” Twenty-two Ohioans belonged to this trip and but five of them are living.

— Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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