BLAST FROM THE PAST Ill health forces pastor to resign

JUNE 16, 1905 The top stories in the Evening Herald on this date 102 years ago: Pastor resigns Rev. J.W. Krueger, who for the past three and a half years has been pastor of the German Lutheran Church on Prospect Street, tendered his resignation last Sunday and will preach his farewell sermon next Sunday.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

JUNE 16, 1905

The top stories in the Evening Herald on this date 102 years ago:

Pastor resigns

Rev. J.W. Krueger, who for the past three and a half years has been pastor of the German Lutheran Church on Prospect Street, tendered his resignation last Sunday and will preach his farewell sermon next Sunday.

Ill health was the cause of Rev. Krueger's resignation. Last winter he was seriously ill and for a time his life was despaired of. The climactic conditions are against him here and he also told his congregation that he thought it would be better for the church that a change be made. It was with reluctance that the congregation released him for he and his estimable wife have done much good while in the city.

Enjoyed their outing

The dancing party given by Miss Harriet Neufer was one of the prettiest parties ever given here. About six o'clock a number of young men from Norwalk joined the "picnicers" who had been there all the afternoon. The entire party of eighty or more then enjoyed a substantial and delicious lunch served by Mrs. J.A. Phillips and served by Mrs. F.M. Husted, the aunts of the young hostess who were assisted by Mrs. Emma Hoyt and Mrs. Mayme Hunter.

At 7:30 the House of Seven Gables was lighted and the grand march took place, led by Miss Neufer and Don Wheaton of Cleveland. Dainty programs were distributed by the little Misses Catherine Husted and Lillian Burgess. For three hours he "tripping of the light fantastic" was enjoyed and the hum and laughter of merry voices echoed through the hall. The storm out of doors seemed only to increase the pleasure within, if possible, and a chorus of sighs arose when the "Home Sweet Home" waltz was heard.

The jolly party arrived home at midnight, having enjoyed one of the most delightful outings imaginable.

Entertains pupils

Miss Matie Smith entertained her music pupils last evening at the home of her father on Oak Street in a very delightful manner. About thirty or forty pupils gathered at her home at 5 o'clock, the weather keeping some away, when they were soon served with a splendid lunch.

Those who took part in the program were: Ruth Atkinson, Agnes Burns, Harold Bowen, Mabel Cartwright, Everett Curtiss, Mabel Curtiss, Bessie Dillingham, Elnora Erb, Fred Fries, Fred Harkness, Willie Hood, Blanche Kellum, Gladys Kellum, Madeline Moors, Laura Ritzenthaler, Fred Raffert, Era Schaffer, Helen Wagner, Florence Watt, Nina Watt, Ruth Wetmore, Gladys Ward, Walter Wagner, Juanita Rickard and Virginia Smith.

Storm did damage

The terrific wind and rain storm which struck this city last evening about 5 o'clock, did much damage to shade trees. Limbs were blown off and several large trees were blown down.

A large pane of plate glass was blown out of the Glass Block windows on the third floor and was carried by the wind over to the plaza of the court house.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok