Some Large Potatoes

J.L. Shauger, 52 Comstock street brought to the Telegram office a couple of potatoes grown in his garden that are certainly of the jumbo variety. One of the weighs two pounds. He says he brought them down to show that city people can raise big potatoes as well as the farmers.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, September 25, 1912.


Late Berries

Red raspberries are ripe in the garden of Mrs. J.L. Shanger [sic], 618 Comstock street and the sample which Mrs. Shanger [sic] picked this morning and brought to The Telegram office has not been surpassed in size of lusciousness by any seen or tasted at earlier seasons of the year.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, October 1, 1919.

Mr. and Mrs. William Jones

Mr. and Mrs. William Jones of 229 East Henry Street quietly celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary last Sunday in their home, where they have lived since 1902. They were married in Morenci, December 24, 1878, and were attended at that time by Mr. and Mrs. Will Furman of Seneca. Mr. Jones was born in Cooperstown, N.Y., June 26, 1855, and Mrs. Jones, who was Miss Susie Rorick Shauger, was born in Sussex, N.Y. [sic], July 10, 1860. They have spent all their married life in Lenawee County. They were the parents of two dauhgters [sic], Pearl Grace who is now Mrs. Joseph Moll of Adrian and Mabel Lavera who died September 23, 1895, aged ten years. While Mr. Jones is nearly 79 years old and Mrs. Jones 74 both are quite active for their years.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, December 30, 1933.

Mrs. Elizabeth Shauger

Mrs. Elizabeth Shauger, aged 66 years, wife of John L. Shauger, died Saturday night at the home of her son, W.J. Isaacson 226 Ormsby Street. Death was caused by a complication of diseases. She was born in Cobourg, Ontario, and has lived in Adrian for the last 39 years.

She is survived by her husband and four sons, John, Thomas and W.J. Isaacson of Adrian; George Isaacson of Tecumseh; one daughter, Mrs. Eva [sic] Goodrich of Pontiac; 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Other survivors are four sisters, Mrs. Nellie Cowell of Chicago; Mrs. Amanda Slieman, Cobourg, Ontario; Miss Maude McEvers of Toronto and Mrs. Thomas Earl of Yuba City, California.

The funeral is to be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the home at 226 Ormsby Street with the Rev. R.S. Chambers officiating. The burial is to be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, May 16, 1932.

Millie Shauger Holmes

Elderly Woman

Resident of The North Country Succumbs to Long Illness.

Service At Daughter’s Home Sunday and Interment at Wessington Cemetery.

The funeral of Mrs. W.W. Holmes was held at the home of her daughter Mrs. John Gaudig on Sunday, Jan. 7th Rev. Stiles conducting the service. Interment was made at the Wessington cemetery.

Mrs. Holmes has been a sufferer from asthma for several years, but the immediate cause of her death was heart failure.

Millie Elizabeth Shauger was born in New York state on May 19, 1858, and died January 5th, 1917, aged 58 years, 7 months and 16 days.

Her parents moved to Lewanee County, Michigan, when she was a young girl. At the age of 19 years she was married to W.W. Holmes. To this union five children were born, four daughters and one son, all of whom are living.

In the spring of 1883 she came with her husband and two older children to Faulk county this state, where they filed on a homestead, residing here until the spring of 1897 when they came to Hand County, which has been the family home since. About 8 years ago the husband was called by death to those far shores for which she has now embarked.

One of the daughters, Mrs. Frank Bingham who lives in Wisconsin was unable to be present at the funeral.

The sympathy of the community is extended to the sorrowing relatives.


Source:  Wessington Times Enterprise,  January 12, 1917.

Harry Shauger Died at His Brother’s Home Here

Died After Lingering Illness; Formerly Lived at Canandaigua.

The death of Harry Shauger occurred Monday evening at 530 at the home of his brother, John Shauger, of 618 Comstock street, after a lingering illness.  Mr. Shauger had been employed on the farm of Ed. Moore of Canandaigua and was brought to the home of his brother six weeks ago.

Mr. Shauger was born in Chelsea county [sic], New Jersey, and had been a resident of this county for 53 years.

He is survived by his sisters, Mrs. A.J. Wood and Mrs. Susan Jones, one brother John L., and three nieces of Adrian.

The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home of John Shauger and will be private.  Burial will made in Oakwood.

Source:  Adrian Daily Telegram, November 13, 1917