The Way We Were – November 2007

100 years-thumbnailCulled from November, 1907 issues of The Andes Recorder —- 100 Years Ago



 Events of a Week as Chronicled by the Man on the Street


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tremper, near Union Grove, October 31, a dauter [sic].


Marion A. Bailey will move from M. L. Miner’s tenant house on the Tremperskill, to Arena, where he will be employed in the stave factory.


Wednesday G. D. Miller was here from Bovina, and purchased D. Ward Coulter’s entire lot of sheep, veal and cow hides, that have accumulated during the summer.


Thursday while W.T. Hyzer was on his way to Shavertown with eight men as passengers, the kingbolt broke and letting the front of the wagon drop threw the passengers in all directions.  None received serious injuries but all sustained numerous bruses [sic].


John Cowan died at his home in Weaver Hollow, Wednesday morning, November 13, with consumption, at the age of 62 years.  He is survived by a wife, who was Mary Burr, and a son.  He was born near the head of the Plattekill. The funeral will be held from the house Saturday.


Supervisor J.W. Dickson has filed the following list of grand jurors from the town of Andes [Ed: note the number of hamlets then in the town of Andes.]: Reed Dumond, John G. King, George Liddle, Andes, Archie Gladstone, Frank D. Norris, Shavertown, Andrew Anderson. John G. Liddle, Ed. D. Gladstone, Andes, James H. Jenkins, Union Grove, C.B. Johnson, T.W. Miller, Walter Gladstone, Andes, Tomothy Laughman, Dunravan, Robert Little, Cabin Hill.


The iron gates for the entrance to the Andes cemetery, which were the gift of Mrs. Hugo Gorsch, of New York city, have arrived. [Helen Gorsch later gave her parents’ homestead to the village. It became Bohlmann Park and the Andes Public Library.]

Isaac Fletcher has sold his fine farm on the Tremperskill, near Shavertown, to Benj. VanKeuren, who for a number of years has resided on the John Beckwith farm on Cabin Hill, for $6,000, and will give possession December 20.  The sale does not include the fine residence which Mr. Fletcher occupies and the land on the west side of the house.  Mr. Fletcher will sell his stock at auction, December 17.~