104 years ago
Michael Poeschel, 85, died here yesterday. Born in Altenburg Germany in 1809, Mr.Poeschel came to Hermann in 1839, where he followed agricultural pursuits and in 1846, with Messrs. Riefenstahl, Strecker and Langendoerfer and others produced from grapes grown here the first wine made in Hermann. In 1861 he associated himself with the late John Scherer in laying the foundation to the present Stone Hill Wine Company, the firm being known as Poeschel and Scherer. In 1883 they sold out to William Herzog and Geo. Starck, who was keeping up the reputation of the enterprise.
80 years ago
O.G. Reik, one of the owners of the Hermann distilling company has entered into contract with M P Bensing, the well-known shoe man, for the purchase of the latter’s stock of shoes and the lease of the store.
Adv- admission to the picture show here will henceforth be 11c for adults and 6c for children.
Breakfast is “meatless” and supper is “wheatless.” This has been decreed by F B Mumford, Federal Food Administrator for Missouri. The new regulations governing conservation of food prescribes to wheatless (Monday and Wednesday) and one wheatless meal each day. They also call for a meatless Tuesday, a Porkless Saturday and one meatless meal each day.
75 years ago
Fifty Gasconade County registants were called to Jefferson Barracks this week for examination. Those from Hermann accepted and inducted are: Rudolph H Fischer, LeeNagel, Raym. F Gaertner, Raym. Birkel, Walter J Hoffmann, Andrew Hurst, Raym. Oetterer, W S Copeland, Henry Oberg, Virgil Bock and Alb. G. Wohlt.
60 years ago
The Hermann chapter of War Mothers has placed a marker in front of the Honor Roll of World War II, which the chapter erected 14 years ago. The marker reads “presented by American War Mothers, 1944.”
50 years ago
Mrs. Shirley Tumy is Hermann’s first woman to qualify for a private pilots license.
The St. George Dragon’s humbled the Missouri School for the Deaf Eagles 85–28 on the St. George court Tuesday night to sew up their third consecutive Mid-Missouri Conference championship.
The St. George Dragon’s brought home the first place trophy from the first annual South Callaway Basketball Tournament at Mokane last Saturday night.