GREEN BAY, TWO RIVERS, AND MANITOWOC ROUTE.-Next Saturday, as will be seen by refering to an advertisment in another column, Mr. Paul Fox will commence running a semi-weekly line of stages between this place and Manitowoc, passing through the village of Two Rivers. This will be a very convenient arrangement for our citizens, and we hope it will pay well. - Green Bay Advocate. Manitowoc County Herald, February 4, 1854


Long Article/Growth of Two Rivers Manitowoc Tribune, June 19, 1856

The enterprising propietor of Bakers Mills has recently put up a sash machine, which not only does its work well, but turns out a large amount of sash. A shingle machine has also been put in operation, and we are informed that improvements will be made during the present summer in the mills of Messrs. Pierce, Murphy, and B. Jones & Co. We have had occasion to speak of all the others except that of Messrs. Van Valkenburgh & Co., and Clark's Mill at Maple Grove, which keep up with the times. Manitowoc Tribune, June 26, 1856

PLANNING MILL NOTICE. The undersigned will be ready at all times, upon the shortest possible notice, to plane lumber at the following low prices. Common wide boards, - $2.50 per M. Common slding, (sic) - 3.00 per M. Common Flooring (tongued and grooved) 5.00 per M. For manufacturing beveled siding, - 5.00 per M. We would also remind those in want of planing, that as we do the work at half the cost by hand, we expect all to pay for their work when finished, and that hereafter, no lumber can be delivered until all charges are paid. Remember the place, at the old mill, near the bridge. ADAMS & CO. Manitowoc, June 19, 1856. Manitowoc Tribune, June 26, 1856

Improvements about Town. To chronicle all of them would be a hopeless task but there are some which strike the eye at a glance and indicate an increase of business which augers well for our future. A fine brick building is going up on York st. and in a short time Pontiac will lose one of her best citizens and Manitowoc will be the gainer therby.(sic) Messrs. W.H. McDonald & Co. have completed an addition to their extensive Establishment which increases their facilities and improves the appearance of the Store. Mr. I.H. Parrish is finishing a new building on Commercial street near the Store of Platt & Bro. The Tribune office will be found there after the 15th proximo and the upper part of the building will be occupied by Mr. P. himself as a Law and Land office. Hosts of new houses are going up and we notice a number of old ones are also getting ambitious, and with the aid of our good natured friend Nic Baker are on the rise who when the case requires is always on hand to lower others to the level of the street grade. Change is the order of the day, and it is from every where except in the pocket of the poor printer. Manitowoc Tribune, July 24, 1856


A NEEDED IMPROVEMENT.-Tom Windiate has made a much needed improvement in front of his new building, by laying down a fine wide side-walk, and arranging other matters thereto appertaining. Now if Tom will only complete his new Hotel in time for next Springs travel, Manitowoc ought to be under every obligation to him. We want a large Hotel here, and the one now under way will answer every purpose, when completed. Manitowoc Pilot, Friday, September 16, 1859 P.3

HEAVY STOCK OF GOODS.- Piles and piles of new goods have been landed at our Pier during the past week, for the new firm of Platt, Vilas & Co. The goods will shortly be ready for sale at their new store on York street. Manitowoc Pilot, Friday, September 16, 1859 P.3

HANDSOM CUTTERS-Mr. E.K. Rand exhibited to us a day or two since, two of the prettiest cutters ever brought into the State. They were manufactured at Three Mile Bay, N.Y., and cannot be beat anywhere. We wish some friend would purchase one, and invite us to ride when sleighing comes. Manitowoc Pilot, Friday, September 23, 1859 P.3

LUMBER AND SHINGLE TRADE.- Notwithstanding the present depressed state of this trade, shingles and lumber are constantly coming in, and our docks are now well covered with these articles of trade. We see to-day three vessels in our River, ready to load for market. Manitowoc Pilot, Friday, October 21, 1859 P.3

GRAIN.- We see large amounts of grain coming into market, and are informed that this is the first season Manitowoc county has raised sufficient for home consumption. Manitowoc county is now out of the woods-all right. Manitowoc Pilot, Friday, October 21, 1859 P.3

DISSOLUTION.-It will be seen by reference to another column, that the Law firm of Crissey & Esslinger has dissolved by mutual consent. Mr. Crissy has opened an office over Shove's Banking office. Manitowoc Pilot, Friday, November 18, 1859 P.3

NEW MODE OF TRAVEL.-Immediately on the close of navigation, the Wisconsin Stage Company will place a line of comfortable coaches on the line between here and Milwaukee, making the trip each way in one day and a half. Manitowoc Pilot, Friday, November 25, 1859 P.3


Moved. Messrs. Ohlson, Mendlick & Thompson have moved into their new store on corner of 8th and Buffalo Sts., and will have one of the finest establishments it that line in our city. We heartily wish them the continued success and patronage, they have enjoyed heretofore, increasing with the rapid progress of our city. Manitowoc Tribune, Aug. 25, 1874

Mr. A. Keland who has been for many years with Mr. Torrison, has rented the store heretofore occupied by Messrs. Ohlson, Mendlick & Thompson, and will go East after a large stock of goods as soon as Mr. Torrison returns from New York. Manitowoc Tribune, Aug. 25, 1874

Messrs Klingholtz & Co - the new livery firm - offer to carry passengers to and from the Rail Road depot in their hack, at the usual fare of 25 cts. Manitowoc Tribune, Aug. 25, 1874


The Badger State Manufacturing Co. placed in their store, last week, a fine large fire-proof safe, from the Hall Safe and Lock Co. of Cincinatti, Ohio. Manitowoc Co. Chronicle (Two Rivers), May 11, 1875

Mssrs. Sullivan and Bolan, two enterprising young men of Manitowoc, have purchased the store of Mr. John Thornton, formerly occupied by Ohlson, Mendlick and Thompson, and have started a general merchandise business. They are well known throughout the county, and are energetic businessmen, and we can safely predict for them an eminent degree of success. Manitowoc Co. Chronicle (Two Rivers), May 11, 1875


The new warehouse of the North Side Branch of Wagner, Rand & Co. is rapidly nearing completion and will greatly improve the appearance of York Street. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, October 4, 1881 P.1

Two Rivers news: The chair factory at this place is at present rushed with work, and considerable difficulty is experienced in securing cars enough to enable the Co. to promptly fill orders. Grain buyers also have to contend with the same difficulty and as a result the large warehouse at the depot is pretty thoroughly stocked with grain, waiting shipment. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, October 11, 1881 P. 1

Truman & Cooper have taken the contract to dredge the river near Guyles Dock. The work will probably be finished this week. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, October 11, 1881 P. 1

Rahr Bros. now control a majority of the shares in the elevator. They have rented the building for two hundred dollars a year. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, October 11, 1881 P. 1

Amber Sugar and Syrup. This branch of industry is developing to a considerabe extent in our county. Mr. Dalwig near the Branch, raised three tons of amber cane from one-eight of an acre. Some of his neighbors have had similar success. Mr. John Dueckes, near Kiel, raised fifty acres of the cane. He received about 175 gallons of syrup from the acre. It is reported a great success and gives no more trouble than the raising of corn. We shall endeavor to present to our readers a description of his factory at Kiel as soon as possible. The Madison Democrat says: "Seeing is believing. We know that amber cane taken from the University farm is yielding a most extraordinary amount of sugar. Let the farmers come in an see for themselves. They will find it better than raising wheat." Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, October 18, 1881 P. 4

The little boy in the central telephone office is giving his lungs a rest on account of the breaking of the cable across the river. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, October 18, 1881 P. 1

Two Rivers news: The large dam that was built at Neshoto last spring to supply water power to run a new grist mill, was swept away lately by the heavy flood whch has of late prevailed in the rivers. The loss will be quite a severe one to the owner, who had, but a few weeks previously, gotten the mill in running order. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, October 25, 1881 P. 4

The Two Rivers Manufacturing company lost 400,000 feet of logs last Saturday, during the heavy sea. The logs drifted to the shore near Sturgeon Bay, and many of them will perhaps be saved. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, October 25, 1881 P. 1

We could not fail to notice while at Manitowoc a few days ago that the leading men in most branches of business are comparitively young in years. The old stagers have most of them given place to young and energetic men. Under their lead Manitowoc is making rapid strides toward wealth and commercial importance. Among the leading attorneys are L.J. Nash, W.J. Turner, E.G. Nash, Estabrook & Walker and Michael Kirwan, all young talented and energetic. The same may be said of the physicians, among whom is Dr. F.S. Luhmann, formerly of Schleisingerville. The Schuette Bros. lead in the dry goods trade. A new grocery firm composed of two young men, Thompson & Teigen are making things lively for the old established houses. Bros. Nagel of the Pilot and Baensch of the TIMES make journals that are a credit to any community. The principals of the three schools are all young and successful teachers and Manitowoc schools are second to none in the state. The county has been fortunate in securing the services of excellent men for superintendents for schools and as a consequence, the common shcools of the county stand higher than those of any other county in the state. For the past ten years there has been a marked and steady progress in the educational line. Young and energetic blood will tell every where, but nowhere else have we seen such marked results from it.-West Bend Times. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, November 1, 1881 P. 4

Ad for Boss Brano of Laflin & Co., at Commercial Dining Hall. Meals for 25 cents At any hour of the day. Dinners and Suppers for entertainments furnished on short notice and at low rates. A. ROBERTSON, Manager Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, November 1, 1881 P. 1

The Oriental mills have put in a new patent meal sifter. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, November 8, 1881 P. 1

Kellnersville news: Kellnersville is quite a lively place. The enterprising firm of Kellner & Sons does an immense business. The people of this vicinity are under many obligations to the above named firm. Their store, except one or two in the city of Manitowoc, is as good as there is in the county. They are very obliging. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, November 15, 1881 P. 4

Loughren & Herzog painters, a firm of two months standing, do considerable work in painting buggies, cutters, carriages and other fine work generally. They have just finished the painting of several sleighs for a Two Rivers firm. Both are young men of considerable business ability, and their work commends itself. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, November 29, 1881 P. 1

Will Move. To-morrow (sic), weather permitting, the Lake Shore TIMES office will be moved into its new quarters, in Chas. Beers' building first house on eight (sic) street, near the bridge. Chas. has gone to considerable expense in putting in an elegant glass front, easy stairways, iron railings, and fixing things in first class style generally. This location will be very convenient for every one wishing to see us. Merchants and business men who have advertising or job work for us will find it handy to drop in while on their way to and from the post office. Our business is increasing rapidly and we are compelled to seek new quarters and better accomodation, and we have been fortunate in securing the best place in the city. We respectfully invite our friends (and enemies if we have any) to come and see. The latch string is always out, and a cordial welcome extended to all. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, November 29, 1881 P. 1

Edwards news: Cheese manufacturing, so remunerative a business to farmers, has been suspended for the season, the milk being too scarce in quantity and too poor in quality, to longer warrant the continuance of this business. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, December 13, 1881 P. 4

Two Rivers news: The ownership of the sash factory at this place has recently passed into new hands, and the work of manufacturing, which has not been prosecuted very vigorously of late, will be resumed on a large scale after the holidays and an immense addition will be made to the crew of men now employed in the factory. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, December 13, 1881 P. 4

Two Rivers news: Hamilton & Katz raised a frame of a new building which they intend to manufacture their wood type on Saturday. The new building will be a fair sized one and will be located in the vacant lot adjoining Baetz wagon shop. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, December 20, 1881 P. 4


Two Rivers news: Work in the chair factory was suspended during last week. In the meantime the building underwent some needed repairs, and the employes took much needed rest. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, January 3, 1882 P. 4

Two Rivers news: A considerable amount of the goods which remained in the store of the extinct Badger State Mfg. Co., were exposed for sale at public auction during the forepart of last week. Guy Miles, of Manitowoc, wielded the hammer of the auctioneer in a highly creditable manner. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, January 3, 1882 P. 4

Two Rivers news: The Lake House in this city, which has been managed so long and efficiently by Mrs. Bohn, was sold to Peter Rau, of Mishicott, the other day. Six thousand dollars is, we understand, the consideration which will make Mr. Rau the lanndlord (sic) of the best hotel in town. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, January 3, 1882 P. 4

Rietz & Plantico, the young men who started a saddler shop in the old Nordwesten office some time ago, are building up a nice business. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, January 10, 1882 P. 1

NESHOTO. ITS MILL AND ITS QUARRY. Last week we took a pleasant trip to Neshoto. We had not been in the town for several years, and found things greatly changed, and also, not for the better. There was a time when the gently sloping hill alongside the river was covered with little houses, and and (sic) everything was buzzing with business. That was when Cooper & Jones run their saw mill, when they employed numerous hands. But when the saw mill was closed, the men were thrown out of employment and they left for other fields of labor. Now, Neshoto consists of two saloons and flouring mill. That is all there is left of the town. One saloon is kept by Charles Brandt, who is well known in this city, having been in the employ of Matt Kettenhoffen, and also of Capt. Hemschemeyer, at the time the latter managed the Williams House. The owner of the other enjoys the cuphonious name of Silversack. The Neshoto flouring mills, are ownd by R. Behringer & Co., the Co. being Carl Hacker, a young farmer from Newton, Mr. Rudolph Behringer is head miller, and a good one too. He has held the same position in several of the mills in our city,and always gave satisfaction. The mill is three stories high, about sixty feet, its frame top resting on a strong foundation wall fourteen feet high. It was built last fall and started manufacturing on September 28, 1881. It has four run of stone and turns out excellent flour. It is run by water power. The dam, which has been recently re-built, is one of the best in the county. It is about 200 feet long, made of square timers, piers being filled in with stone, with heavy planks on top. In height it is about eleven feet. The firm is capable of grinding about 300 bushels of grain per day. Of course their business is limited almost exclusively to custom grinding, but is (sic) has often been so rushing as to keep them busy night and day. Messrs. Behringer & Co. have experienced considerable trouble in replacing the old dam which was swept away last fall. But with praiseworthy energy they have overcome all difficulties, and now have the pleasure of owning and running as neat a flouring mill as there is in the county. After we had looked around the mill we determined to investigate the stone Quarry. We have made mention of this quarry in a previous issue, but gave no description of it. The quarry covers a space of about forty acres. The stone is said to be the best lime stone in the county; such is the testimony of all who have ever burned it, while for building stone it is also very desirable. It is found in layers ranging in thickness all the way from four to fourteen inches in thickness, some of them even being still thicker. Very little stone is wasted, nearly all the stone being fit for cutting. The quarry was formerly owned by Messrs. Cooper & Jones, who sold much of the stone to be used in harbor work. The present owner is Mr. Louis Mueller, who recently purchased the large and splendid farm owned by Mr. George Cooper. Mr. Mueller is a gentleman of energy and enterprise, and if there is anything of value in the quarry, he is the man to make something out of it. Although Neshoto at present is neither a large town nor a small village, still its future is getting brighter. The flouring mill is making things boom, and the stone quarry is flourishing and there are good prospects for the establishment of a cheese factory. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, February 14, 1882 P. 1


Messrs. Tillson & Schmidt have been entirely refitting their livery stable, and have now made it the most commodious and comfortable in the city. Lakeshore Times, Mar. 4, 1884

THE NEW ROLLER RINK. Tillson & Cone will have a grand formal opening of their new roller on Saturday evening next. The rink is a good one with a skating floor surface 42x90 feet. It will be fitted up in an attractive manner and will have agreeable and gentlemanly attendants under its present management. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, December 30, 1884 P.4


The Cash Carrier in the store of Schuette Bros is now completed the "final nail" having been driven on Thursday evening. It was used Saturday the first time and works like a charm, doing credit to its inventor. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, February 17, 1885 P.2

There have been sixty three applications for licenses made and granted for the sale of liquors during the ensuing year. This brings to the city treasury the snug little sum of twelve thousand six hundred dollars and ought to lighten the burden of our taxpayers somewhat. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, May 12, 1885 P.4

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS. The undersigned are prepared to receive sealed proposals for the building of a Brick Foundry and Machine Shop in accordance with plans and specifications now in their possession. Contract to be awarded the lowest responsible bidder, the right to reject any and all bids being reserved. Proposals to be sent in not later than Saturday, June 20th. Manitowoc, June 5th, 1885. Smalley M'f'g. Co. C.F. Smalley, Sec'y. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, June 9, 1885 P.3

The walls of Plumb & Nelson's new store building are progressing rapidly and it is suggested now that they intend to eclipse the Opera House. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, June 30, 1885 P.3

Two Rivers has a population of 2,500 a gain of 450 in five years. In proportion to the population this is over twice the gain of Manitowoc. And yet some of our complacent business men consider Two Rivers a dead city. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, July 14, 1885 P.2

The firm of Estabrook Walker & Baensch has been dissolved by mutual consent. For the present at least the respective parties composing the firm will keep their offices in their former chambers in Wood's block. The firm has been on the whole a strong one among the legal fraternity and has done a good share of the law business in this county. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, July 14, 1885 P.2

Emil Fischel has sold his drug stock to Messrs Hinrichs and Alter. The store heretofore occupied by him will probably be used as a book store by W.F. Fechter in the near future. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, July 21, 1885 P.3

Two Rivers news: The frame of Mr. Eggers basket factory was raised last Saturday. the main building will be a frame one but the engine room will be of brick. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, July 21, 1885 P.3

The New Hotel building of Wilda Bros. is enclosed and rapidly approaching completion. It presents a neat appearance and is a decided improvement over the old buldings which formerly occupied that corner. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, July 21, 1885 P.3

St. Nazianz news: Leidle Bros. has built a large portico on the front side of their store. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1885 P.3 ************* The flue building which the Smalley Manufacturing Company are erecting on the corner of 6th and York street is progressing rapidly to completion. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, August 11, 1885 P.3 ************* Two Rivers news: F. Eggers' basket factory is rapidly nearing completion. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, October 6, 1885 P.1 ************* Two Rivers news: Simono & LeClair had their pile driver towed to Kewaunee by the Com. Nutt on Sunday last where they will again engage in dock building. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, October 6, 1885 P.1

Two Rivers news: Krull & Folger's grain warehouse at this place will soon be ready for occupancy. Otto Busch has been engaged as grain buyer for the firm. Farmers are beginning to market their grain and business will soon be booming. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, October 13, 1885 P.2

Established in 1856-Haukohl's Shoe Store just recived a large assortment of Ladies, Missrs and Childrens shoes, fall and winter styles. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, October 20, 1885 P.3

Two Rivers news: H. Voshardt's roller rink when completed will be one of the best rinks in the state. The building is large and substantial. The floor is constructed expressly for the use of roller skating and is an exceedingly fine piece of workmanship by A. Grimm of this city. The rink will be formally opened to the public to-morrow. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, October 27, 1885 P.3

Brey & Recheygl have just opened their new store with a new and fresh look of Fancy and Staple Groceries. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, November 3, 1885 P.4

During the season just closing Messrs. Zemand & Krainik have sold thirty two vessel loads of lumber and shingles. Messrs. Schuette Bros. report their sales during the fall fully up to those of the same period last year. With them there is no falling off of business. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, November 17, 1885 P.4


OUR MANUFACTORIES. The Smally Manufacturing company are now snugly settled in their new quarters. The building is a great convenience to the company which needed it for their growing business, and it is a source of staisfation and pride to every citizen who sees it. We noted last week that Andrew Hanson had bought Platt's building on York street to afford himself increased accomodations. The factory of Messrs. Greve & Falge looms up finely in its site on the river bank. The glue factory of Messrs. Chladek & Stupecky is one our most promising enterprises. These gentlemen are constantly increasing their plant. They now employe eighteen or twenty men, and have yearly added several hundred dollars worth of improvements to their machinery and buildings. It is one of the most solid and substantial manufacturing industries in our city and the firm deserve a large measure of credit for the manner in which they have built up their large and still increasing trade. We have also reason to believe that the opening of spring will witness the addition of several other industries fo (sic) those already in existence. In spite of hard times and general disposition to take a despouding view of the business future we believe a brighter future is in store for Manitowoc than most people hope for. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, January 12, 1886 P.2

The Two Rivers Manufacturing Co. have buyers on the Door Co. peninsula buying about 3,000,000 feet of hardwood logs. They also buy all the pine offered. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, January 26, 1886 P.3

The new factory of Messrs Greve & Falge had steam up and machinery running last week. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, February 2, 1886 P.3

The enterprising people of Reedsville and vicinity do not propose to be outdone in business matters and have organized a Dairy Board of Trade with officers as follows: Pres. Hon. Jos. Miller, Vice Pres. H.J. Rienhold, Sec. F. Stelling, Treas. John Maertz. From the character of the officers selected we believe this movement means business. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, February 2, 1886 P.3 ____________ Reedsville news: The new mill of Stelling Bros. makes a market for a large amount of cord wood which the farmers in this vicinity are furnishing. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, February 2, 1886 P.3

BLACKSMITH SHOP John Mason, Prop. John Mason has opened a new blacksmith shop on 9th St., north of the Episcopal church. All work done with neatness and dispatch. Horse shoeing a specialty. John Mason Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, February 23, 1886 P.2

Cooperstown news: Mr. Godredson & Sons intend doing quite an extensive business. They have received three loads of machinery, and have a car load awaiting them in Manitowoc. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, March 9, 1886 P.3 ______________ NOTICE OF CO-PARTNERSHIP. The undersigned have to day entered into Co-partnership for the purpose of carrying on the general Merchandise, sewing Machine and musical Intrument business at the old stand yet occupied by J.G. Lehmkuhl, former Lehmkuhl & Dicke, corner Washington and Main Street. Manitowoc, March 8th 1886 J.G. Lehmkuhl, Wm. F. Dicke. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, March 16, 1886 P.3 ______________ THE HUBBARD & NOBLE FACTORY. The site for this new addition to the manufacturing industries of our city has been determined upon and unless some unforseen hitch occurs in the negotiations, the new factory will be located on the tri-angular block between the railway depot and Fliegler's flouring mill. The plans adopted for the factory proper contemplate a building 56 feet wide, 112 long, three stories high, giving a floor surface of 18,816 square feet. This is exclusive of a boiler and engine room adjacent to the main building. In addition to this there will be a large ware house, drying sheds, paint shops and other neccessary buildings. The heavy timber for building has been contracted for and the work of construction will begin as soon as it arrives. The spiling for the foundation has already been procured and before the close of summer we may expect to hear the hum of the machinery. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, April 13, 1886 P.2 ______________ Fred. Miller's cheese factory, situated in the town of Eaton was burned lately. The cheese and machinery in the building were also consumed. There was an insurance of $1,300. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, September 14, 1886 P.1 ______________ The tug R.S. Piper has been purchased by Charley Beers, Jos. Edwards and John Toomley who will station it here. With the good prospect ahead for vessels these gentlemen have made a profitable investment. They are said to have paid $2,000 for the tug. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, September 14, 1886 P.1

NEW FACTORIES. Our business men's association have got on the track of two manufacturing enterprises which are looking for a location and are making efforts to get them to locate in this city. One is a furniture factory and the other a chair factory. No definite propositions have yet been made on either side but will be wsthin (sic) a few days. In the mean time we are glad to know our leading business men are alive to the situation. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, September 14, 1886 P.1

The telephone line was extended, to Mishicott last week. Hello Michicott (sic)! Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, September 28, 1886 P.4


The employees at the Wisconsin coal docks have been laid off for an indefinite period. Slack business is given as the cause of the stay in proceedings. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Tuesday, January 17, 1899 P. 4

The Eighth street merchants are living strictly up to their agremnnt (sic) to close at six o'clock every evening except Wednesdays and Saturdays. On Washington street, however, considerable laxity is apparent. Several merchants in that part of the city are inclined to keep open when ever they feel so disposed. A few such incidents will completely ruin the whole scheme, and those who keep open now are liable to lose in the long run. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Wednesday, January 18, 1899 P. 4

CLIPPER NO MORE. A Judge Rules that the Word Is Owned by Baltimore Men. The following clipping from a Milwaukee paper shows that Manitowoc is not the Clipper City she has long supposed she was: "The Manitowoc Pea Packing company was restrained to-day from using the words "Clipper" or "Clipper Brand" on their packages of vegetables together with the image of a full rigged clipper ship which is supposed to be emblamatic of the name. A suit was established by the William Mumsen & Sons Packing company of Baltimore some time ago in which the plaintiff endeavored to have the Manitowoc company stop using the insignia or the brand showing that the plaintiff company had long been in business under the name, which had more recently been assumed by the Manitowoc company upon the claim that Manitowoc is known as the Clipper City. "Judge Jenkins, in his opinion this morning, said that it seemed a peculiar co-incidence that two companies should each select the name Clipper and have the same figure as emblematic on the lable (sic), and he thought that, owing to this remarkable likeness there was a tendency to mix up people who purchased at retail. He finds that though known somewhat as the Clipper City, Manitowoc is not generally known as such and even if it were equity would necessitate the granting of the injunction favoring the Baltimore firm." Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, January 19, 1899 P. 1 **************** MANITOWOC AND THE DAIRY TRADE. Those who are in a position to know affirm that the business of cheese making in Manitowoc and adjacent counties is booming and that the outlook for continued prosperity in the manufacture of high grade dairy products is brighter than it has been for years. The demand for the Wisconsin product is constantly increasing and it is commading higher prices. Manitowoc county is one of the banner counties of the state in the quanity of first class cheese manufactured and Manitowoc is becoming a dairy center of no mean importance. New factories are constantly going up in this section and it is a business that is paying as never before. So great is the shipment of cheese from here that the Goodrich transportation has recognized the necessity of building a special store room where it can be kept during the summer months. Manitowoc has gained a distinct advantage in the dairy line and should exert every effort to maintain her prestige. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, January 19, 1899 P. 1 **************** FOR CHEAPER PHONES. New Company Promises to Build as Soon as Franchise is Granted. P.J. Menard, of the Manitowoc Telephone Co., is in the city busily engaged in soliciting subscribers for the new line. He already has a large number on his list and says that as soon as the city council meets and grants a franchise, the work of constructing the line will begin. He now proposes to put his phones up for $1.50 per month in business houses and $1.00 in private residences, and asks no payment in advance. Should the new exchange be built, a warm telephone war may be expected from which the citizens will be decidedly the gainers. At Sheboygan a new company has proved a powerful and successful rival of the old line and has reduced the price to $2.50. It is claimed by many telephone men both here and at Sheboygan that a telephone system cannot be conducted without a loss at the price $1.50 per phone. What the council will do in regard to granting a franchise is impossible yet to say, but it is thought by some that if the old company will reduce their price to $2.50 per month no franchise will be granted to the new company. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, January 19, 1899 P. 1 **************** Two Rivers.-The light fall of snow and the consequent poor sleighing have retarded logging operations to such an extent thoughout the country that only a limited amount of logs have been brought in, and as a result business has already suffered. Many of the mills have closed down. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, January 19, 1899 P. 1 **************** Five line men are here at work for the Wisconsin Telephone Co., extending the lines and putting in new phones. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, January 19, 1899 P. 4

The Wisconsin Central Co., have adopted a new order of affairs at this port. Heretofore they have stowed freight here until it could be taken by the route indicated for the shipper. Now the first boat gets the freight, whether it belongs to the F. & P.M., Ann Arbor or Crosby line. Some energetic measure was needed to relieve the congested condition of the freight here. The order is proving very effective as each line is doing its utmost to catch the business and the boats seem to have a new impetus for making swift trips over the lake. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Friday, January 20, 1899 P. 1 **************** The Wisconsin Central Co., have adopted a new order of affairs at this port. Heretofore they have stowed freight here until it could be taken by the route indicated for the shipper. Now the first boat gets the freight, whether it belongs to the F. & P.M., Ann Arbor or Crosby line. Some energetic measure was needed to relieve the congested condition of the freight here. The order is proving very effective as each line is doing its utmost to catch the business and the boats seem to have a new impetus for making swift trips over the lake. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Friday, January 20, 1899 P. 1 **************** WHO WILL BUILD IT? Co. H. Wants an Armory and the City Needs an Opera House. To the man of means, who has the proper spirit of regard for the good opinion of his fellow man, and who desires to perpetuate his name and his memory, long after he himself shall have passed to the silent majority, and excellent opportunity is now presented. Co. H wants an armory. The city wants and needs a good opera house. Both can be secured by one good building. Who will erect it? Such an enterprise would secure lasting local fame to the man who promotes it. It would be a memorial building. The opera house would be known by his name throughout the length and breadth of the land. The building itself would take front rank among the public institutions of the city. We have a dozen men of wealth, who could esily confer this benefit upon the city, and upon our crack military company. Who will be the first to take the step? Manitowoc Daily Herald, Saturday, January 21, 1899 P. 1 **************** The Manitowoc Music Co., are settled in their elegant new quarters in the Meyer building on Washington street. They now have a spacious and well lighted room where their instruments can be displayed to good advantage. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Manitowoc, Wis. Saturday, January 21, 1899 P. 4

The U.S. Mail boxes about the city are receiving a new and much needed coat of paint. The color has been changed to white and the improvement is very noticable. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Manitowoc, Wis. Friday, January 20, 1899 P. 4

Long Article/New Buildings Manitowoc Daily Herald, Jan. 25, 1899

Long Article/Aluminum Company Manitowoc Daily Herald, Jan. 26, 1899

STORE TRANSPLANTED. The Sohrweide & Gelbke Building To Be Moved Soon. Contractor Geo. Kennedy signed the contract this afternoon to move the building on Jay street now occupied by Sohrweide & Gelbke's shoe store. The building has been bought by Mr. Bloquelle and will be moved onto the lot facing on Ninth street back of his store at the corner of Ninth and Jay. The building is to be moved to make room for the new Schuette block. As it is a frame structure it will be veneered with brick to comply with the law regarding the remodeling of buildings inside the fire limits. A brick basement will also be built under it. The second story will be used for ???iling rooms. The mason work is to begin as soon as the weather will permit. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Jan. 27, 1899

C.W. Schroeder has had the plans drawn for a brick barn to be built in the rear of his place of business on Jay street. C.H. Tegen is the architect. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Jan. 30, 1899

The plant of the Manitowoc Post is to be moved into the building now occupied by Sohrweide & Gelbke's shoe store as soon as that structure has been moved onto the Bloquel property on Ninth street, between Jay and Washington. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Jan. 30, 1899

WILL FIGHT TO THE FINISH. The Manitowoc Pea Packing Co. Have Appealed the "Clipper City" Case. The fight over the name "Clipper City" is still on. The Manitowoc Pea Packing Co. adopted the name for a choice brand of their peas. Their reason for doing so was the fact that Manitowoc has from time in memoriam been nicknamed the Clipper City, and on the label, which bore that name, they placed the picture of a full rigged ship. Last fall a firm by the name of William Mumsen & Sons Packing Company of Baltimore brought suit against the Manitowoc Co., claiming that they had a prior right to the name. They were turning out a brand of vegetables which they labeled the Clipper Brand and also used the picture of a ship. The labels however were totally different. The Baltimore company won their suit in the lower court and the Manitowoc co. was restrained from using the name. The pea packers were not satisfied with the decision and have now appealed the case. The final decision will be given in about ten days, which will determine whether Manitowoc can legally claim the nickname of "Clipper City". Manitowoc Daily Herald, Feb. 1, 1899

W.A. Hempton opened his new grocery store in the Platt building, corner of York and Ninth streets, today and is now ready to serve the public. Mr. Hempton has a large and complete stock of new goods and is prepared to compete in quality and price with any merchant in the city. Orders will be called for and goods promptly delivered to any part of the city. Phone orders will receive prompt attention and he will make it his aim to merit a share of the public patronage. Watch the HERALD for advertisement of specialties. Phone No. 109. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Feb. 16, 1899

The old building on North Eighth street formerly occupied by Houghton's barber shop, was moved across the river to-day, to make place for the new Zabel building. Geo. W. Kennedy who had the contract for moving the building, loaded it onto sleighs before people were astir this morning and hauled it away. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Mar. 28, 1899

The work of excavating for the new Zable building has been commenced. George W. Kennedy has the contract and is pushing the work with a large force of men. Hermann Bros. have the contract for wood work on the building and the mason work has been let to John Bull. The work will be pushed rapidly with a view to the early completion of the building. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Apr. 4, 1899

John Phalen will remove his plumbing shop to the building corner Main and Washington streets. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Apr. 8, 1899

The Aluminum company's large plant at Two Rivers narrowly escaped destruction by fire early Sunday morning. The blaze started in the engraving room in the second story and was due to spontaneous combustion. No one was in the building at the time and the blaze was discovered by a passer-by, who immediately gave the alarm. The loss will be about $1,000, but is fully covered by insurance. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Apr. 10, 1899

The store located at the corner of Ninth and York streets and occupied by Wallace Hempton, will hereafter be known as "The City Grocery." Manitowoc Daily Herald, Apr. 11, 1899

The work of excavating for the new Zabel building on Eighth street is being hurried to completion and it is expected that the work of laying the foundation will be commenced this week. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Apr. 18, 1899

John Staudt is nothing if not progressive, and he has no intention of being classed with the "back numbers." He intends to make things hum in a lively manner and is going to improve his property on Jay street. The improvements contemplated are quite extensive and will add greatly to the value and attractiveness of his popular resort. Men are at work excavating for a cellar 40x66 and the regulation ten pin ally will be put in, not a dummy affair, but the same as is operated in large cities. A pool room will also be added, and upstairs, John intends to make a complete change. The present dining room will be remodeled and the parlor and sitting room will receive attention. A new front will be place in the bar room and when the work is completed, John figures that he will have a bill of from $1500 to $1800 to settle. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Apr. 28, 1899

Reif Bros. have started a factory of the manufacture of coffins at Reif's Mills. Vogelsang & Murphy, of this city, will act as shipping agents for the new concern and have established a warehouse and office near the C. & N.W. tracks on So. Ninth street. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Apr. 29, 1899

HAVE ADDED A SMELTER. Manitowoc Aluminum Novelty Co. Make An Addition to Their Plant. The Manitowoc Aluminum Novelty company have recently added a smelter to their institution. This is quite an extensive addition to the already very complete plant but it has become a necessity because of the scarcity of aluminum. All the scrap metal will now be made use of. Owing to an increasing demand for the various aluminum alloys which are taking the place of copper and brass, the manufacturers of aluminum are fully three months behind with orders. The Manitowoc company is already behind with orders and rather than be delayed three months longer, they have put in the smelter.

Manitowoc Daily Herald, May 11, 1899


The Savoy is the home of the new café to be conducted by F.J. Rosenfelder and Emil Walker in the building now being renovated on North Eight street. The place will be elegantly furnished. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Wednesday, April 25, 1906 P. 2


Two Rivers History of Hamilton Mfg History of Manitowc Co., 1912


CITY HAS NEW INDUSTRY, FARM FOR RAISING OF GUINEA PIGS ESTABLISHED BY PLANTICO BROS Manitowoc has another new industry and one which is advertising the city to the outside world. It is the guinea pig farm and is conducted by Plantico Bros., who have made a number of shipments to Illinois and other points, one shipment of thirty pigs being forwarded to Springfield, Ill., yesterday by the company. The present stock of the Plantico Bros. numbers over 200 pigs which will be increased and the farm enlarged as the business develops. Herb Plantico is manager of the farm which is on the south side but the company will probably be forced to find bigger accommodations in the near future owing to increase of stock. The pigs command a good price. Manitowoc Daily Herald, May 13, 1915


SPECIAL We are in need of all kinds of furs, especially skunks. Get our prices before selling. It will pay you to bring them to us. Manitowoc Iron & Metal Co., tel. 218, 1015 Buffalo St. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Feb. 3, 1916

Plans has been approved and contracts awarded by the Aluminum Specialty company for an addition to its plant at Seventeenth and Wollmer streets. The addition will be forty feet long. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, February 17, 1916 P.10

MANITOWOC'S FIRST APARTMENT BUILDING READY FOR OCCUPANCY Six Flat Building Erected by J.J. Healy on Fifteenth Street First of Kind in City, Nears Completion Manitowoc's first apartment house will be ready for occupancy about March 1. The new building, a three story structure, embracing six five-room flats, modern conveniences and with latest apartment features, is located on South 15th street, off Marshall, and was erected by John J. Healy at a cost estimated to be $10,000. Plans for the building were drawn by D.H. Tegen. The building is 34 by 56 feet and has three flats one each side, each flat having a large living room, dining room, kitchen and bedroom, with a large alcove off the dining room containing what is known as a Murphyized bed, a brass bed which folds up and is swung on a pivot and can be hidden from view by drapery over the doors which enclose the alcove. The alcove is sufficiently large to permit a dresser being place in it and at the same time is large enough for use as a dressing room. The bed swings into the adjoining room on the pivot and does not touch the floor or rugs until ready for position. It can be placed at any angle and is a convenience that is a feature of apartment building in the larger cities. Large closets, wash rooms, with hot and cold water, toilets, and other modern features are a part of each apartment, while at the entrance there is a large community closet off the main hall which can be used for wraps, rubbers, baby carriages, etc., which visitors to occupants of the flat may use. There is a large basement divided into six cellars for use of each flat and two large laundry rooms for use of tenants. A dumb waiter has been installed from the basement to the third floor for use in transferring laundry or other supplies. Porches are provided for the first and second floor dwellers. The furnishings are up-to-date and attractive and the building is provided throughout with the latest electrical equipment, each flat having an individual meter with an additional meter for the halls and basement. The place is finished in attractive manner and the new building is attracting much attention. The apartment building is an experiment in Manitowoc but should solve the lack of housing facilities, providing a modern home for tenanats. The Healy building is within two blocks of the high school and adjacent to the factory center of the city. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Feb. 18, 1916

The Stelzer & Krieck Co. of Mishicot has been incorporated with a capital stock of $20,000. The company is engaged in the hardware business at Mishicot. The incorporators are Walter H. Krieck, Walter Stelzer Jr., M. Stelzer and John Halberg. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Feb. 26, 1916

A nine-ton boiler arrived today from Milwaukee for the Smalley Manufacturing company and was unloaded and conveyed to the plant preparatory to being installed this week. The boiler was made by the Milwaukee Boiler company for the local plant. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Mar. 16, 1916

TWO RIVERS TO HAVE NEW FACTORY PLANT THIS SPRING Wisconsin Woodworking Co. to Build on Site of Old Pail Factory and Double Capacity of Business Two Rivers is to have a new, modern factory plant added to its industrial plants this spring, the Wisconsin Woodworking company having secured plans for a new plant to be built at once, work to start at an early date. The company plans to double its capacity by erection of the factory. The new plant will be erected on the site of the old pail factory plant, which was purchased by the company from Milwaukee interests this week. The power house of the saw mill of the old plant will be retained and utilized but the balance of the plant will be dismantled or moved away. The new factory will be built to have a fifty per cent larger capacity than what is now turned out with present facilities. This will mean approximately 375 carloase (sic) of pails a year. At the present time the company is not able to fill its orders having one contract which alone calls for 165 carloads perannum. The number of hands employed now is 125 and this will be, no doubt, largely increased. The new factroy will be run entirely by electric power supplied from the Wisconsin Public Service company which will have its power lines completed to Two Rivers by the time the new plant is ready. J.F. Conant is head of the Woodworking company. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Apr. 7, 1916

STOLZE TO SELL HOME TO NEW COMPANY WHICH WILL HAVE PRINCIPAL OFFICES IN THIS CITY The Manitowoc Experimental company, recently organized by Mayor Stolze, Mrs. Stolze, and Henry Stolze, Jr. and incorporated, will have its principal offices in this city. Whether the company will establish a plant here has not been decided yet, it is said. It is reported that Mayor Stolze will dispose of his residence on South 8th street to the new company and that the property will be remodeled and fitted up for office purposes this summer. The mayor said that his plan was under consideration and might be adopted to establish the company's offices and headquarters in this city. Mayor Stolze has been in the city during the week, presumably looking after interest of the organization in connection with city affairs. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Friday, April 14, 1916 P.8


VISIT OF CHICAGO MAN RECALLS INTERESTING INCIDENTS OF PIONEER DAYS Emil Wolf, of Chicago, was a business caller in the city for the weekend and incidentally visited with old time friends of his mother, whose maiden name was Miss Emma Nollau. Her father, William Nollau, conducted an old time tavern here for many years, known as the Franklin House, the building having been razed several years ago to make room for the old St. Charles hotel, now known as the Robinson House, on Franklin street, and at present the property of the Manitowoc Shipbuilding company. Pleasant recollections still remain with old residents who made the neatly conducted little tavern their rendezvous in their early days. Before Mr. Nollau conducted the place a Mr. Langenfeld held sway therein as host. This was in 1853 when refugees of the ’48 German revolution made their headquarters there. Among them were hot spurs, who would take up the least reflection on the integrity of their character as an insult to be wiped out only by blood. One such duel took place before the hotel one midnight on the sidewalk and the bartender, Kurzwaell by name, meeting death at the hands of his adversary, Rosstaeuscher, who came out free in the courts of those days on the grounds of having acted in self defense. Another incident that the name of Mr. Nollau recalls, occurred at the time he became proprietor of the Franklin House and was the engineer in the sawmill which stood on the site the Elks club House is about to occupy. His fireman, Jos. Lenox, a character old timers will readily remember, as a later day drayman, one night found that there was no water in the boiler and replenishing the supply without first putting out the fires, ended the usefulness of the mill, then and there. Part of the boiler explosion flew through the window of the bedroom occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Reif, startling them in their sweet repose. The building owned by them is now the property of the Dickson Millinery company, being adjunct to their millinery store in the rear. John Reif, who conducts a shoe store on Washington street, can give further particulars, being a son of the couple in question, and now long since dead. Manitowoc Daily Herald, 1917


CITY NEEDS MORE LAND AT EVERGREEN CEMETERY NOW The city is in need of additional land at Evergreen cemetery and a resolution fathered by Ald. Nienaber, chairman on cemetery and parks, last night, authorizes the committee to secure options on property, purchase not to be made, however, without council action. A limit of $10 is provided as payment on any option taken. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 1918 p.2


NEW SHOE STORE TO OPEN IN CITY Manitowoc is to have a new shoe store. Ray Lonsdorf of this city and W.J. Houfek of Hortonville have formed a co-partnership to engage in the business and will open a store at Sixteenth and Washington streets. Both young men are well known, Mr. Houfek having formerly been employed in the city. The store will be a convenience to the west side. Manitowoc Herald News, Feb. 26, 1920

Manitowoc is again to take the lead among cities of the state. The Urbanek and Wattawa company has placed an order for an ambulance-limousine motor car for use in connection with its undertaking business and the car will be the first of its kind in Wisconsin, though in general use in the East. It will provide ambulance accommondation, medicine cabinet, dressing room, etc. and will have capacity for eight passengers at one time. The machine is manufactured at Cincinnatti and will be delivered in two months. Manitowoc Herald News, Mar. 29, 1920