Dearborn County Commissioners Proceedings – Sep 1885

Proceedings of the September 1885 Session of the Dearborn County, Indiana Commissioners appeared in:
Lawrenceburg Register – 17 Sep 1885 – Page 3, Column 4


Henry Gerkin, the efficient janitor at the Court House, was reappointed for one year.

“Deeming it to the best interests of the county”—is the way the record reads announcing the re-appointment of Thomas Duncan as Superintendent and Charlotte Duncan as Matron of the County Asylum.

Henry Tholke and Fred Piper were appointed as viewers to examine the premises of Henry L. Riepking for damages for land taken for road purposes by reason of a washout by a recent flood and assess damages.

Henry Bulthaupt, Benj. Wethered and George W. Johnston were appointed viewers to view a road to be vacated in Clay Township.

In the matter of a petition to vacate a road in Logan and Harrison Township there was a strong remonstrance. Feist moved to appoint viewers to view the road and report on the utility thereof. Fisk and Feist voted for, and Annis against, the motion. Ephriam Butterfield, Daniel Crozier and John Lininger were appointed viewers.

License to sell liquor granted the following named: Louis Grosholtz, Aurora; John Kuhn, Dillsborough; George, Frieberger, Aurora; James Love, Aurora.

The following gentlemen were appointed appraisers to appraise real estate to secure school fund loans:

  • First District—James McKinney, Meritt Leming and T. W. Kestner.
  • Second District—Geo. Steinmetz, Joseph Buchert and Joseph Deffner.
  • Third District—George B. Wilson, John P. Walker and Ernst Hopmeier.

W. E. Teke and other citizens of Clay Township, present a petition asking for the building of a wagon bridge across Laughery Creek at Winters’ ford, three miles south of Dillsborough, for the reason that the creek is unfordable during a considerable portion of the year.

T. C. Jones presents his resignation as Inspector of Election for Moore’s Hill precinct in Sparta Township and George M. Givan appointed to fill the vacancy.

J. D. Curtis and H. C. Busse, viewers of road in York Township, assess the following damages: Harriett Posey $30, Christian Borgman $25, Rebecca Robinson $30, George Fuchs $40.

W. C. Buffington and John Heustis, viewers of road in Lawrenceburgh, report that Sarah J. Keeler sustained $65 damages by the reason of the appropriation of land for road purposes.

Henry Bulthaupt, Christian Nolte and Benj. Wethered report that road in Clay Township is not of public utility and the road is vacated.

O. P. Pyles and Adam Ester report favorable on the proposed road in Jackson Township and say the road would be of public utility. A remonstrance signed by D. Kramer and other citizens of Jackson Township, against the location of the road, alleging that the damages would amount to $1650.