Klein Collection Finding Aid II

Klein Collection of the History of Vincennes, Indiana, Finding Aid II:
Index to “150th Anniversary of the Indiana Gazette”

Compiled by Allen Like, Byron R. Lewis Historical Library Assistant
Vincennes University

This finding aid provides access to a portion of the Klein Collection which is a scrapbook containing
photocopies of the publication titled “150th Anniversary of the Indiana Gazette,” Special Edition of
the Vincennes Sun-Commercial, Aug. 1, 1954, written and compiled by Addie McElfresh. This acts
as a chronological listing of many important events concerning the history of Vincennes, Indiana.

The Klein Collection is a set of about 50 three-ring binders containing information
from various sources such as historical books and documents, newspaper
articles, pamphlets, booklets, personal notes and papers of George Klein (1921-2004).
Klein was a Vincennes, Indiana, resident, former Knox County Clerk, and life member
of the Vincennes Historical Society.

The Klein Collection is numbered from 100 to 7500; a paper slip index to
the collection is available in Lewis Historical Library. See the Klein Collection Find Aid I for an index
to the collection. For access to the articles in the collection, or for photocopies, contact Lewis
Historical Library at (phone) 812-888-4330 or email rking@vinu.edu.

Page # Title and Date of Article
1823 Greater and Woodcock open inn at the sign of 'Ferry Boat' (1808)
1823 Thorn Saddle Shop, nearly opposite John D. Hay's Tavern (1808)
1824 Marshall, John, River Deshee salt (1809)
1824 Thomson, John F, lost Colt (1810)
1824 Prince, William, Postmaster (1811)
1824 Lagow, Wilson, Hat Factory in Vincennes
1825 Haryman home on embarrass River attacked by Indians (1812)
1825 Hollingsworth, Thomas Son killed by Indians 10 miles from Vincennes (1812)
1825 Scull and Beckes Duel (1813)
1826 Hay, John D, Recorder for Knox Co., Records destroyed by fire (1814)
1826 Reilly, Owen, open new store in Vincennes (1814)
1826 Ledgerwood, William, grist mill on Busseron Creek for sale (1814)
1826 Shaker Settlement land for sale (1815)
1827 Cambell, John, Selling 2 Sills on above Busseron Creek on Gills Prairie (1816)
1827 Jones, Thomas, Red House on Water Street (1817)
1827 Washington Indiana lots for sale (1817)
1827 Cunningham, Francis, house of entertainment, Market and Fifth St. (1818)
1829 Steamboat Plough Boy, second boat up river this spring (1824)
1830 Wise, John, Saddle Shop fire on Water St. (1825)
1830 Missouri-Bound, 100 wagons heading west (1825)
1830 Catholic Church corner stone laid (Western Sun, 8 April 1826)
1831 Harrison, William H, Honored at Dinner (Western Sun, Nov, 1826)
1831 Shakers removed from state of Indiana, advertised for sale (Western Sun, March 1827)
1831 Riggs, Benson, Opening Union Hall at Carlisle (1827)
1831 Rathbone, Solomon, Tavern corner of Market and Water street (1828)
1831 Emison's Mill made post office in 1828
1831 Bruceville re-established in as post office in May 1828
1831 Vincennes borough elections (1829)
1832 Decker, John, Ferry rates (1829)
1832 William Tell river boat at the Vincennes wharf (1829)
1832 Coleman, J. L., Ox Mill and Wind Mill in full operation (1829)
1832 Steamboats Monongahela, Virginian, Highlander, and Talisman at Vincennes wharf
1832 Steamboat Victor up White River as far as Spencer in Owen County (1829)
1832 Whittlesey, IN, Carlisie, advertised Ox Mill and Distillery for sale (1834)
1832 Election results of Aug. 9, 1834
1832 Squirrel hunt, 8,864 scalps Johnson township (Sept. 27, 1834)
1833 Carson and Smith Store on Market and Second St (1834)
1833 Converce, William Store on Market Street (1834)
1833 Eagle Factory, Water and Busseron St. (1835)
1833 Steamboats Science and Conveyance at Vincennes wharf (Jan 26 1835)
1833 Sumner, Benjamin, advertised farm for sale 7 miles west of Lawrenceville (1835)
1833 Ward and Woodward, General Merchants at Market and Water St. (1840)
1833 Meyers, R. M., Broadway house and ferry advertisement (1840)
1833 Watson, L L, open "The Finish" a fashionable bar (1840)
1833 Owens, Robert Dale, spoke at Market House (Oct. 17, 1840)
1833 Talcott, Enoch B. opened law office on Market and Second (1840)
1833 Dunning, John B, returned to Vincennes to Blacksmithing (1840)
1834 Ball, Mrs., dry-cleaning ad, (Feb. 6, 1841)
1834 Harrison, William H, Death (April 17, 1841)
1834 Henderson, James, Furniture business, Market and 2nd, formerly Greaters house (1841)
1834 Fauntleroy, Henry, opens law office (1841)
1834 Doran, Patrick store and five other Buildings in Market street fire (1841)
1834 Reel, Aaron, Harrison township public sale (1841)
1834 Centre Hotel, Market and 3rd St., John Ewins former residence (1842)
1834 Gazette paper printed on Water and Market St. (1842)
1834 Steamboats Sylph, Vigilant, General Marion, Minstrel, Juniata, and Spartan (1843)
1834 Myers, Genl. John, replaced Hiram Decker as Register at Land Office (1843)
1834 Greenhow, James, replaces John Scott as postmaster (1843)
1835 Marlin, Charles, Gunsmith shop oposite Broadway House (1843)
1835 Gochenour, Sanuel (1844)
1835 Wabash River Movement (1844)
1835 Clark Hotel, Water St. (1844)
1835 Herbert and Scott, merchants 2nd and Market (1844)
1835 Seawell, William, Dry Goods Store on Market St. (1844)
1835 Pek Drug Store, Market St. (1844)
1835 Clark Tavern, Market St (1844)
1835 Hughes, John H., Fashionable Boot and Shoemaker (1844)
1835 Robinson, B F, Copper, Tin, and Sheet Iron Manufactory (1844)
1835 Stout, Elihu, sold Western Sun to John Rice Jones (1845)
1835 Jones, John Rice published as Western Sun until about 1848,
1835 Jones, John Rice published as Jones Vincennes Sentinel about 1849,
1835 Vincennes Sentinel, published by John Rice Jones about 1848,
1835 Mayes, James J, published Patriot at old Western Sun plant in 1853
1835 Vincennes Patriot published by Mayes, James J, in 1853
1835 Vincennes Courant published by M A McClaugherty in 1853
1835 McClaugherty, M A, published Vincennes Courant in 1853
1835 Vincennes Courant and Patriot merged in 1853
1835 Vincennes Courant and Patriot sold to George E. Green in 1856
1835 Green, George E., revives old Western Sun name and begins publishing in 1856
1835 Green, George E., first issue of Western Sun, August 23, 1856
1835 Green, George E., Western Sun Office, on Main between Water and Second in 1856
1836 Weisert, C A, Wholesale Grocer, Water St. (1856)
1836 Morris, A U, Apothecaries Hall, No. 8 Main (1856)
1836 Graeter, Charles, Dry Goods Grocery, Main and Third (1856)
1836 Chadwick and Decker, No. 3, Main (1857)
1836 LaCroix, M D, Main between Third and Fourth (1857)
1836 Johnson, D D, Hardware Store (1857)
1836 Spauling and Rodgers Circus bought farm for winter quarters (1857)
1836 Lins, Dr., Betlehem, Knox Co. (1857)
1836 Mitchell Indiana, O & M Railroad completed (1857)
1836 Laplante Groceries and Hardware, Main and Third (1857)
1836 Maddox J W (1857)
1836 Baily and Baker (1857)
1836 Bowman Ferry (1857)
1836 Wallace, Alf, Widner Township hail storm (1857)
1836 Adkin, F M, removed Carlisle to Nebraska (1857)
1836 Eastham, Col., Large Livery Stable (1857)
1836 Dillingham, William H, Apothecaries Hall opposite American Hotel (1857)
1836 Gimbel, Adam, Second and Main (1857)
1836 Joseph, Mr., Second and Main adjoining Gimbels (1857)
1836 Roseman and Stewart, Second and Main adjoining Joseph's (1857)
1836 Kramer and Ashbys, Second and Main adjoining Rosemans (1857)
1836 Rail Road, Locomotive and Machine Shop, 30 or 40 buildings in Vincennes (1857)
1836 Beatty, William, Plow Manufactory, Vigo St. (1858)
1836 Clark, J M, Livery Stable, Vigo St (1858)
1836 Mcdowill, Shoe Store, 10 Main (1858)
1837 Allison Prairie Flooded (1858)
1837 St. Rose Church, eight miles below Vincennes Flooded (1858)
1837 Lowe, George, Shingle Manufactory, R R crossing (1858)
1837 Flooding, 20 ft. above low water mark (1858)
1837 Knauf, John, rebuilt soap and candle factory after it burned (1859)
1837 Simpson, Ten Brook, selling fruit and ornamental trees (1859)
1837 Brett, Mrs., Millinery store, 2nd St., Old Post Office (1859)
1837 Kellog and Smith, moved next to Josephs on Main (1859)
1837 Weisert, C A, Water Street, largest store in Town (1859)
1837 Barnett St. Sewer, a headline in (1859)
1837 Gas works and lighting for city, a city ordinance (1859)
1837 Mass, Isaac, Auctioneer at City Auction House (1860)
1837 Lindley, W T, Merchant Tailor, Broadway and 2nd (1860)
1838 Stout, Elihu, died, a tribute (June 30, 1860)
1838 Stout, Elihu, buried (June 24, 1860)
1838 Richland, New Knox Co. Post Office, Seven miles east of Vincennes (1860)
1838 Palmyra Church (1860)
1838 First and Main, location of John D Hay house when it burned in 1814,
1838 First and Main, location of American Hotel 1824 to 1870,
1838 First and Main, location of LaPlante House in 1870,
1838 American Hotel, First and Main, 1824 to 1870,
1838 LaPlante House, First and Main, 1870,
1838 Flinys Department Store, First and Main
1840 Roanoke, Iron Clad mystery ship at Vincennes (April 11, 1862)
1840 DeLang, F W, Variety Store, Main St. (1862)
1840 Polk, W A, Oak Station Agent (1862)
1840 Gardner, James, Cheap Cash Store, Third and Main, next to Post Office (1862)
1840 Osborne, Mr., Sullivan IN (Western Sun, June 13, 1862)
1840 Knights of Golden Circle (Western Sun, Aug 5, 1862)
1840 Knights of Golden Circle (Western Sun, Aug 22, 1862)
1840 Train Crash, 12 solders killed, Bridgeport Illinois (Sep. 1862)
1840 Watson, L L, paymaster for the Ohio and Mississippi (1863)
1840 Peck, H E Mrs., Ladies of Benevolent Society (1863)
1840 Graeter, Charles, Selling Copperhead breastpins (1863)
1841 Grammer, L H, Wabash Wollen Factory (1863)
1841 Wabash River Canal Boats driven by screw propeller common (1863)
1841 Bayard, L H, new grocery store, 104 Main (1864)
1841 Louis, J A, Grocery, corner 4th and Main (1864)
1841 Williams, Irvin, Grocery, Main between 2nd and 3rd (1864)
1841 Ranbarger, Miles, Grist Mill, Russelville, Ill. (1864)
1841 Western Sun office raided (1864)
1842 Vincennes Foundry, Broadway and 3rd (1864)
1842 Watson, Frank, American Hotel (1864)
1842 Reel, Samuel, 7th St., across from past office (1864)
1842 Smith, Nick, new block of business houses on Main (1864)
1842 Florsheim, Louis S, "New York Bazaar", Second St. (1864)
1842 Daviess Co., Land and Town Lots for Sale (1865)
1842 Scott, J M, Photograph (1865)
1842 Cisterns, Public, Church and 3th, and Busseron and 2nd (1865)
1842 Eberwine, Chris, Store at 5th and Main (1865)
1842 Wabash River Bridge planning committee (1865)
1842 Wabash Toll Bridge Company (Dec.1865)
1842 Vincennes Times started by R Y Caddington (Western Sun, Dec. 16, 1865)
1843 Lahr, Tony (1866)
1843 Bierhaus, Edward (1866)
1843 Edwardport College,(1866)
1843 Water Street Businesses (1866)
1843 Fendrich, George, Cigar Store, Second and Perry St. (1866)
1843 Watson and Smith Grocery, Second and Broadway (1866)
1843 Bishops Steam Brick Machine (1866)
1843 Cauthorn, Henry, finishing one of the finest houses in the city (1866)
1843 Ebner Brewery was for sale (1866)
1843 Emison Station establishes post office (1866)
1843 Moore and Merryman Drug Store, Second and Main (1867)
1843 LaPlante building burned, Third and Busseron (1867)
1843 Fire at LaPlante building, Third and Busseron (1867)
1843 Graeter's livery stable, Third and Busseron (1867)
1843 Petersburg Road, graveled turnpike (1867)
1843 Experimental drove well, Third and Busseron (1866)
1843 Rail Road, Vincennes and Cairo (1867)
1844 Rail Road, Vincennes and St. Francisville (1868)
1844 Rail Road, Indianapolis to Vincennes (1868)
1844 Jardella, Jerome B, Druggist, 22 Main (1868)
1844 Jackson, Thomas B, Tin Ware, Second and Perry (1868)
1844 Hays, William B (1868)
1844 Wineman, Henry, Clothing House, Second and Main (1868)
1844 Potaka Village, Gibson County (1868)
1844 Duesterburg, new drug store next to O & M Depot (1868)
1844 Vincennes National Bank elects directors (1868)
1844 Rail Road petition, right of way through town, Levee and Eleventh (1868)
1844 Brooks,Thomas, leased fair grounds (1868)
1844 Huckeby, James, Democratic Press, Petersburg (1868)
1844 Petersburg, Democratic Press (1868)
1844 Lucas, Elijah, Winslow Pattent (1868)
1844 McCrisahen, Blacksmith (1868)
1844 Reimess, H (1868)
1844 Wabash Toll Bridge opened (1868)
1844 Bicknell Post Office (1869)
1844 Mariah Creek Silver Strike (1869)
1844 Badollet and Williams Store, 5 Water Street (1869)
1844 Denny, Col., Postmaster, Vincennes (1869)
1844 Vincennes Draw Bridge, One half destroyed in wind storm (April 1869)
1844 Weisert Store, windstorm blew top off (April 1869)
1844 Bridgeport Illinois fire (June 1869)
1844 Union Depot, Main and Water (1869)
1844 Wise Corner, Main wnd Water (1869)
1844 Oaktown letter, Oaktown boundries, Nicademas Toodles (July 24, 1869)
1844 Bruceville letter (1869)
1844 Busseron letter (1869)
1844 Emison letter (1869)
1844 Russellville letter (1869)
1844 Palestine letter (1869)
1844 Edwardport letter (1869)
1844 Simpson Wagon Manufactory at Bruceville (1869)
1845 LaPlante House Grand Opening (1869)
1845 Vincennes Court House and City Hall talked about (1869)
1845 Merchants Hotel Fire, Second and Perry (1871)
1845 Fire at Merchants Hotel, Second and Perry (1871)
1845 Wabash Valley Foundry, Water Street (1872)
1846 Oaktown, West Union Seminary opened (1872)
1846 Vincennes Graded School, list of teachers (1869)
1846 Western Sun subscriber list (1870)
1846 American Hotel, First and Main, 1814 to 1870, torn down 1870 (1870)
1846 Mass, Isaac, Junction House, an eating place one mile east of Vincennes (1870)
1846 Junction House, Isaac Mass, an eating place one mile east of Vincennes (1870)
1846 Noble, Laz, corner of 7th and Broadway, ready for Common Plea Court (1870)
1846 Knox Co. Court House, old building 7th and Broadway sold to L L Watson (1870)
1846 Silver Band, list of members named (1870)
1846 Old Post Hall, of Laz Noble, 7th and Broadway, served as Court House (1870)
1846 Knox Co. Court held in Laz Nobels Old Post Hall, 7th and Broadway (1870)
1846 Hackman Bank Exchange Restaurant, 43 Main Street (1870)
1846 Petersburg and Vincennes Turnpike surveyed by John G Burell (1870)
1846 Simpson Wagon Manufactory at Bruceville, to make wagon for General Grant (1870)
1846 Green, George E, Publisher of Western Sun, dies (Oct. 17, 1870)
1846 Western Sun Publisher George E Green dies (Oct. 17,1870)
1846 Western Sun sold to Gen. Reuben C Kise of Lebanon (Dec 10, 1970)
1846 Western Sun office moved to Tindolph Hall, 2nd and Busseron (Jan 1871)
1846 Hershey, Jere, River Dechee engineer (1871)
1846 Brevoort, William, swamp land commissioner (1871)
1846 River Duchee improvements (1871)
1847 Union Depot Hotel built by Watson and Mass, Main and Water (1872)
1847 Vincennes Western Sun subscribers list (1872)
1847 Steamer B H Hunt at Vincennes Wharf (1872)
1847 Little Rock seven mile this side of lock (1872)
1847 Johnsonn, L, & Co. at 48 and 50 Second (1872)
1847 Patterson and Matters, Buggy Business, 3rd and Perry (1872)
1847 Baird, J R, Buggy Business, 3rd and Perry (1872)
1847 Julian, O P and Company, Stone Monuments, 2nd between Main and Vigo (1872)
1847 Milan, Squire, Johnson Twp. (1872)
1847 Ostendorf Jewelry Store, Main Street (1872)
1847 Loter, J., 100 Main Street (1872)
1847 Walter, T., blacksmith, Second and Harrison (1872)
1847 Englehart, blacksmith, Second and Harrison (1872)
1847 Lahr, Tony, Hotel and Restaurant (1872)
1847 Knirihm Grocery, Second and Busseron (1872)
1847 Hamaker Store, Second Street (1872)
1847 Dubois, H H, Heating and Cooking Stove Store, Water and Busseron (1872)
1847 Harvey, G R (1872)
1847 Hamaker, G R (1872)
1847 Coulter, W R (1872)
1847 Miller, John F, Sixth and Vigo (1873)
1847 Lovely Dale (1873)
1847 Van Kirk, John, Lovelydale (1873)
1847 Van Kirk, David, Lovelydale (1873)
1847 Bonewitzs, Jacob, Lovelydale (1873)
1847 Hiland, Joshau, Lovelydale (1873)
1847 Reel, David, Lovelydale (1873)
1847 Helderman, Andrew, lovelydale (1873)
1847 Nugent, William, Illinois House, Second and Perry (1873)
1847 Reel, Samuel, sold land and removed to Washington Territory (1873)
1847 Cistern, Seventh and Busseron (1873)
1847 City Officers Listed (1873)
1847 Burke, John, 37 Main (1873)
1847 Pifer, William, Oaktown (1873)
1847 Vanderhoff, Decker Station (1873)
1847 Kuhn, John (1873)
1847 Wise, Samuel Mrs., Fourth and Buntin (1873)
1847 Lazarus, Isaac, Fourth between Dubois and Barrett (1874)
1847 Vincennes University honor roll (Feb. 1874)
1847 Nashville, Harrison Twp. political rally (1874)
1847 Williams, James D, Harrison Twp. political rally (1874)
1847 Cobb, Thomas R, Harrison Twp. political rally (1874)
1847 Cauthorn, Henry, Harrison Twp. political rally (1874)
1847 Robinson, W B, Harrison Twp. political rally (1874)
1849 Biographies of County Pioneers (1874)
1849 Reel, David, Biography (1874)
1849 LaPlante, John B, Biography (1874)
1849 Casset, Jacob, Biography (1874)
1849 Charley, George, Biography (1874)
1849 Simeon, Coonrod, Biography (1874)
1849 Rusch, Joseph, Biography (1874)
1849 Carey, Francis, Biography (1874)
1849 Sutt, Andrew, Biography (1874)
1849 Helderman, Andrew, Biography (1874)
1849 Banks, Fielding, Biography (1874)
1849 Startel and Scheefer, Carpenter Shop, Second and Buntin (1874)
1849 Gruen and Pomil, Woolen and Flouring Mill (1874)
1849 Willis Brothers, Bruceville (1874)
1849 Purcell, Andy (1874)
1849 Dusterberg, John M, Drug Store, Third and Main, opposite Marker House (1874)
1849 Soulgney, Louis, Biography (1874)
1849 Shields, Joseph, Biography (1874)
1849 Candida, George, Biography (1874)
1849 Cockerham, William P., Biography (1874)
1849 Bishop, Judge Thomas, Biography (1874)
1849 Wilcox, Cobra Ann, Biography, (1874)
1849 Adams, Samuel, Biography, (1874)
1849 Adams, Joseph, Biography, (1874)
1849 Wabash Medical Society Meeting, list of members (1875)
1849 Vincennes High School, Washington’s Birthday (1875)
1849 Gas lighting, Second and Main (March 1875)
1849 Spelling Bee team members (1875)
1849 Township Assessors list (1875)
1849 Jones, Zaidee, singer (1875)
1849 Brucesville Grade School, J. C. Adams, Principal,
1849 Street Railway permission to build granted (1875)
1849 Kelso, J T, Produce Depot, 7 Water Street (1875)
1849 Flinn, Anna, Miss (1875)
1849 Cobb, Ella, Miss (1875)
1849 Lieberman, Frank, Book bindery, Fourth and Main (1876)
1849 Thuis, Henry F., Oyster Saloon (1876)
1849 Gas Works building to be built on Nicholas St. (1876)
1849 Haartje and Watjen, Fancy Groceries, 17 Main (1876)
1849 Buffalo Bill Cody at Green Hall (1876)
1850 Vincennes Businessmen Pictured (1876)
1850 Vincennes Western Sun staff listed (1876)
1850 Young Men's Christian Association lunched (1876)
1850 Y M C A Hall, Tindolph's Building, Second and Busseron (1876)
1850 Williams, James D., Elected Governor (1876)
1850 Williams, James D., Blue Jeans Club (1876)
1850 Purcell, Royal E., purchased Western Sun (Oct. 28, 1876)
1851 Harbin, D H, of Vincennes removed to Black Hills (1877)
1851 Harness, Emory, Decker Township left for Black Hills (1877)
1851 Convery, Jerome, School Ennerator (1877)
1851 Seller, Emma, appointed teacher, Palmyra Twp. # 5 (1877)
1851 Knox County Record, a new Edwardsport Newspaper (1877)
1851 Embarrass River Bridge built at Lawrenceville (1877)
1851 Greater, Charles, two story brick building at Seventh and Broadway
1851 McClure, Maggie, to teach at Bruceville in Spring (1878)
1851 Vincennes Commercial, Republican Paper started (March 23, 1878)
1851 Watson, Edward, new brick home corner of Seventh and Shelby (1878)
1851 Hogan, Michael, new home corner of Second and West Locust (1878)
1851 Mitchell, Louisa, Cottage, Tenth and Scott (1887)
1851 Vincennes University, contracts new building, Fifth and Busseron (1878)
1852 Teachers licenses issued (1878)
1852 Childress, Wiley, has moved from Lawrenceville to Russell, to run mill ((1878)
1852 List of City Officials (1879)
1852 List of County Officials (1879)
1853 Salter, C. W., Oaktown sold his store to George W. Bond (1879)
1853 List of Township Trustees (1879)
1853 Hart street widening project debated (1879)
1853 Railroad from Vincennes to Petersburg talked about (1879)
1853 Vieke, Gottlieb added to Vincennes Police force (1879)
1853 Martin, William added to Vincennes Police force (1879)
1853 Telephone exchange for Vincennes predicted (1880)
1853 Vincennes improvements 1880, Bayard Block, Jones's Elevator, Bierhaus' Pork House,
1853 Vincennes High School graduates listed (1880)
1853 Tivoli Garden, a fine place of amusement and recreation (1881)
1853 Banks Manufacturing Company turned out galvanized products (1881)
1854 Goosetown became simply North Vincennes (1881)
1854 Shaw, Miss Dora, actress, spent early childhood in Vincennes (1882)
1854 Watjen, Hermin J., Drug Store (1882)
1854 Brown, William, photograph gallery, on Main opposite Laplante House (1882)
1854 Vickery, John, Housekeepers Emporium (1882)
1854 Vincennes Steam Mill Company organized 1818
1854 Oaktown to build new brick school (Weekly Western Sun, March 10, 1871)
1854 Alexander, George W, Walnut Grove Dairy at Vincennes (1882)
1854 Osweller, J., grocery, 8th St. near Union Depot (1882)
1856 Sechler, J F, machinest, 5th and Hickman St (1882)
1856 Fire exploding in cistern, 2nd & Busseron St. (1883)
1856 Wabash Flooding (Western Sun, Feb. 20, 1883)
1856 Vincennes, first street car track ground broken (1883)
1856 Greater, Charles, president Vincennes Street Railway Company (1883)
1856 Vincennes City, elected officials listed (1883)
1856 Searight, W. B., kills himself as a result of loosing the Mayoral election (1883)
1856 West Sarasota Springs, 9 miles S/W of Petersburg a popular resort (1883)
1856 Philadelphia street numbering system adopted (1883)
1856 Street names of old Vincennes listed (1883)
1856 Johnson, Vincennes, and Decker Township hold joint teacher institutes (1884)
1856 Valentine, Nebraska, 80 farmers move to, from Sullivan Co., Indana (1884)
1856 Meron Bluffs cave discovered (1884)
1856 Cuningham, John J., hackman was having a hansome vehicle made (1884)
1856 Adams, Samuel resigned as J P Harrison Twp., removed to Kansas (1884)
1856 Wells, Mrs. Susanna, reopened her Shelby House, 8th and Shelby St. (1884)
1857 Green Opera House Burns (1885)
1857 Fire at stave factory just below park on river (1885)
1858 Forman, Gabriel, veteran of War of 1812, died, buried at Upper Indiana, Sep 11 (1885)
1858 Worley, Frank, new hack was "a daisy" (1885)
1858 Fire at Grand Hotel, LaPlante, Gardners, & McJimies Livery, on Busseron (1885)
1858 Water Works Plant ground broken (1886)
1858 Grand Hotel rebuilding, making it 3 stories and leaving off Mansard roof (1886)
1858 Township elected officials listed (1886)
1858 Wampler, Thomas J, Montana Territory, visited friends in Vincennes (1886)
1858 Steamboats Rosedale and Ida Lee and Crown Point operating on Wabash (1886)
1858 Alton, Milton G, Constable Steen Township (1886)
1858 Perry, Jim, Calmuck, Democrat Party Split (1886)
1858 Mallett, Will, deputy postmaster at Oaktown (1886)
1858 Pitman, W D, opened a "shaving parlor" at 116 N 2nd St. (1886)
1858 Vincennes City Hall, Fourth and Main, corner stone laid (1886)
1858 Vincennes Water Tower completed (Dec. 11, 1886)
1858 Baily Cash Store, 501 North Seventh (1887)
1858 Mc Cathy's Galvanizing Iron Works, 7th St opposite Court House (1887)
1859 Teitelbaum, Samuel, Vincennes to Garden City, Kans. (1887)
1859 Graeter, Fredrick, next to Grand Hotel (1887)
1859 Dunn, J H, the photographer had bought the Shannon House, 6th & Main (1887)
1859 Gladish post office established four mile below Petersburg (1887)
1860 LaPlante House, First and Main described as one of the finest (1887)
1860 Sach's Stable, 211 Busseron (1889)
1860 Gaither, Bazil, Monroe City purchased Wilcher farm 3 miles S/E Monroe City (1889)
1860 VanVleet, Nelson, Pond Creek purchased Wilcher farm 3 miles S/E Monroe City (1889)
1860 Snyder, John R, Monroe City, building a fine addition to his home (1889)
1860 Graeter Building, Third and Main, masked ball (Jan 1, 1890)
1860 Bouchie, Felix, South Eight St, home, surprise party (1890)
1861 Farmer Institute committee members listed (1890)
1861 McJimsey's fine new buggy house, First and Main (1890)
1861 Messenger Newspaper offices move to from second to fifth and main (1890)
1861 Vincennes Seventh St. School teachers listed (1890)
1861 Vincennes North School teachers listed (1890)
1861 Vincennes Frenchtown School teachers listed (1890)
1861 Vincennes Colored School teachers listed (1890)
1861 Vincennes Rose Academy fourth annual commencements graduates listed (1890)
1861 Borrowman, Thomas, new warehouse, First and Busseron collapsed (1890)
1861 Allen Feed Stable, Fairground and Hickman, destroyed by fire (1890)
1861 Ulmer Butcher Shop, Fairground and Hickman, destrowed by fire (1890)
1861 Hall General Merchandise Store, Fairground and Hickman, destroyed by fire (1890)
1861 Schmit cigar manufacturing, Fairground and Hickman, destroyed by fire (1890)
1861 Vicery Building, Fairground and Hickman, destroyed by fire (1890)
1861 Voorhees, D W, Senator, spoke in Vincennes (1890)
1861 Carpenters Union No. 658, elected officers listed (1891)
1861 Dale, Perry, Saw Mill, Palmyra Twp. (1891)
1861 Welton, Albert, Palmyra Twp. Removed to Swartzel Farm at Summer, Ill. (1891)
1861 Steamboat Jennie Ray, moonlight excursion to up river to Belgrade (1891)
1861 Gas engine at Greiner Shoe Factory began operation in May (1891)
1861 Railway, Vincennes City extemed to Fairground (1891)
1861 Clark, Mrs. Frank, Womans Sufferage Society essay contest (1891)
1861 Smith, Miss Bessie, Womans Sufferage Society essay contest (1891)
1861 Turrell, Miss Ruth, Womans Sufferage Society essay contest (1891)
1861 Vincennes Colored School first commencement (1891)
1861 Stewart, George, graduate Vincennes Colored School first commencement (1891)
1861 Srewart, Effie, graduate Vincennes Colored School first commencement (1891)
1861 VanCleave, Samuel, graduate Vincennes Colored School first commencement (1891)
1861 Brewer, Hubbard, graduate Vincennes Colored School first commencement (1891)
1861 Rollins, Eugenia, graduate Vincennes Colored School first commencement (1891)
1861 Flock, John, killed in thrashing machine explosion at Bruceville (1891)
1862 Overbay, Rob, Wheatland, building new farm house (1893)
1862 Knox Co. Jail, planned at Eight and Broadway (1893)
1862 Vincennes National Bank, hope of saving (1893)
1863 Vincennes North Second St. Fire Station, No. 3, Old picture of,
1863 Coulter, William, to remove from Lawrenceville, Ill. (1893)
1864 Vincennes Police Department Picture, at turn of century,
1865 Saiter Buggy Co., Hickman and Fairground (1895)
1865 Jorden Brothers slaughter house burned to ground at Decker (1895)
1865 Spaldingville postoffice, four miles away from Monroe City (1895)
1866 Fredrick, Daniel, age 108, died at his home near Highland (1896)
1866 Glovers Mill burned in the summer of (1896)
1866 Ruby, Charles, sold his general store at Edwardsport (1897)
1866 Barr, Hugh, celebrated his 80th birthday, at Bruceville (1897)
1866 Y M C A an effort to reestablish in Vincennnes (1897)
1866 Tindolph Hall, Second and Busseron, Vincennes,
1867 Vincennes, Fifth and Main, turn of century photograph,
1867 Vincennes, records of the year 1897 events (1898)
1867 Vincennes record of fires in 1897 (1898)
1867 Glass, John, grocery store fire, Nicholas St. (1898)
1867 Greenhood A. J., house fire, Sycamore St. (1898)
1867 Noltemeyer, Thomas, sawmill boiler explodes at Freelandville (1898)
1867 Jerrel, Frank killed in Freelandville boiler explosion (1898)
1867 Vincennes local events of 1898 listed in end of year newspaper (1898)
1867 Deaths of the year 1898 listed (1898)
1867 Fires of the year 1898 listed (1898)
1868 Edmonds, Charles, sold his Third street butcher shop to Matt Taffe (1899)
1868 Taaffe, Matt, bought the Third street butcher shop of Charles Edmonds (1899)
1868 Antone, August, was moving his family to Mt. Carmel (1899)
1868 Lewis, Mrs. James, Dawson City, Youcon Territory, sister of Anna Pollack Ross (1899)
1868 Ross, Anna Pollack, sister of Mrs. James Lewis of Dawson City, Youcon Territory (1899)
1868 Olaphant and Ghee open a Bridge Company Office on Main (1899)
1868 McCarthy and Dubois tinner and galvinizer, at Eighth and Busseron (1899)
1868 McGowan, John and George Curtis, bought Cunningham Store at Hazelton (1899)
1868 Monroe City town election results, list of winners (1899)
1868 Vincennes North School, list of those neither absent nor tardy (1899)
1868 Petersburg, IN, Fire (May 5, !900)
1868 Hill, Miss Phoeby D, Bruceville H. S. Commenance, read town history (1900)
1868 Bruceville town history, by Miss Phoeby Hill, read at H. S. Commencement (1900)
1868 Vincennes City School teachers named (1900)
1869 Vincennes University History, by Dr. Hubbard M. Smith (Dec. 8, 10, 11, 1900)
1869 Kackley, Helen, Fourth of July parade queen with picture (July 1900)
1869 Union Depot Zoological Garden, large bold eagle injures Ross Wood (1901)
1870 Borrowman, Thomas, rebuilt warehouse, 27 North First St. (1902)
1870 Green, Harry, teaching at Pierre South Dakota (1902)
1870 Bicknell, modern business block, at Main and Railway, Kuhn Property (1902)
1870 Gaddis, John W., gets contact to build new jail at Eight and Broadway (March 1902)
1870 Bishops Block fire (1902)
1870 Fendrick, George, fire chief, surprise birthday party, many firemen listed ((1902)
1870 Vincennes University summer graduates listed (1902)
1870 Summer, Ill. Fire (1902)
1870 Dillinger, William H, of Harrison Twp. Bought a steam powered merry go round (1902)
1870 Alice, name of community in Knox Co. (1902)
1870 Vincennes, North End wanted a bridge at Vincennes Distillery Ferry (1902)
1870 Vincennes, Eberwine site at Fifth and Busseron chosen for Federal Building (1902)
1870 Flint, W A, new department store in town (1903)
1870 Monroe City, Wabash Home Telephone Company organized (1903)
1870 Bonewits President of Wabash Home Telephone Company, Monroe City (1903)
1870 Vincennes paved streets, Main, Second and Seventh (1903)
1870 Vincennes, Clark Gibault Hospital fund growing (1903)
1870 Vincennes, new glass factory to locate Forth and Fifth facing Willow (1903)
1870 Turner, George, building new house on East Broadway (1903)
1870 Tindolph, Perry, building frame dwelling at Sixh and Perry (1903)
1870 Bierhaus, Will C, building a two-story and brick house at Sixth and Seminary (1903)
1871 Vincennes Western Sun files, 1807 to 1845, sold to the State (14 March 1903)
1871 Knox Co. Historical Atlas, Hardacre F J, being distributed (1904)
1871 Wampler, Aunt Polly, Bruceville celebrated her 95th birthday (1904)
1871 Vincennes Western Sun, 24 page Centennial Edition (4 July 1904)