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Wedding dinner poisons guests

• Sep 7, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Sept. 7, 1917


The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 100 years ago:


Wedding dinner poisons guests

The 25 guests at the Durnwald-Nickoli wedding dinner Tuesday who contracted ptomaine poisoning from food — bologna, it is throught — are recovering. The poisoning in several cases was severe.

The dinner was served at the home of the bride, Miss Anna Nickoli, now Mrs. Cletus Durnwald, west of Norwalk. A large company of relatives and friends was entertained.

After the guests had returned to their homes they were stricken and doctors were summoned hastily. As many as four were ill in several families.



Football practice has begun

Foot ball practice was begun by the high school last evening with John Jerpe acting as coach in the absence of O.J. Detrich, who was employed for the position. Mr. Detrich has enlisted in the aviation corps and will be unable to come this year to Norwalk. Capt. Louis Carabelli had 23 men on the field, husky fellows who looked like proper material for the team.


Henry Greiner sells his farm

A big deal in Huron County farm property was consumated Thursday morning when the Henry Greiner farm, one of the finest properties along the Norwalk-Monroeville market road, was sold to W.C. Pressing through Tom Latham. There are 126 acres in the piece and Mr. Greiner received $185 per acre or a total of a $23,000. The farm is one of the best properties that lies out of doors and the price is a top notch for Huron County farm land in a large parcel.


Clemans J. Hohler is laid to rest

The funeral of Clemens Joseph Hohler, the two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hohler of Perry Township, was held in St. Alphonsus Catholic Church yesterday morning at 8 o’clock. Mass of the angels was conducted by the pastor, Father Aust. Four small boys dressed in white acted as pall bearers. The body was placed in the Hipp-Smith vault.


Auto Thief is thought insane

William Hollister, the man who stole the Ford automobile belonging to L.S. Gibson from East Main Street and who was later captured as he passed through Collins, may be adjudged insane instead of being tried for stealing the car.

Officials who have seen and talked to Hollister say there is no doubt but what he is insane. When asked why he took the car he said he had been waiting to buy one and when he saw the Gibson machine on the street decided it would suit him. He says he waited a half-hour for the owner and blew the horn several times. Then got in and started to Olmsted Falls, where he expected to borrow $500 and  and come back and pay for the car, according to his story.


Coming Friday — Sept. 8, 1917: Some miscreant slashed Old Glory east of town

— Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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