Dearborn County Commissioners Court Proceedings – Mar 1881

Proceedings of the March 1881 Session of the Dearborn County, Indiana Commissioners appeared in:

Lawrenceburg Register – 10 Mar 1881 – Page 3, Column 3


The Commissioners met in regular session, on Monday morning, all the members being present.

Messrs. McMullen & Downey, of Aurora, are appointed attorneys for the county for $150 per year.

George W. Ruble is employed as farm hand on the County Farm for $16 per month.

Frank Volz, Stephen Meyer and Martin Hoog are granted license to sell liquors.

A. Brower, attorney for Rankin, proposed to compromise, for $500, his claim for extra work performed on the Court House. The Commissioners refused to entertain the proposition.

Aaron Miller filed a claim for $100 bounty for George L. Miller. The Board, after being fully advised in the matter, find that the said Geo. L. Miller was enlisted on the 31st day of August, 1863, and mustered into service on the 31 day of September, 1863—14 days before the order of Commissioners granting such bounty.

Lawrenceburg Register – 17 Mar 1881 – Page 3, Column 3


The Board selected the following Grand Jurors to serve at the April and November terms of Court—the first six for the April term, and the other six for the November term: Fred Schutte, Joseph Stapp, Martin Fox, John W. Grubbs, N. Vogelgesang, and John Feist; John P. Walker, Andrew Sims, Wm. Huber, Benj. Wethered, F. M. Johnson, and John Buehert.

Thomas Duncan, Superintendent of the County Asylum, submitted his report for the year ending March 1, 1881, which was carefully examined and accepted by the Board.

The following physicians were appointed for the poor of the several townships: Jackson, Pierre Fermier; Hogan, Wm. H. Dunn; Logan and Harrison, W. H. Swales Sr.; Kelso, W. H. Swales Jr.; Miller and York, H. C. Vincent; Centre, W. C. Henry; Caesar Creek, J. M. Barkley; Clay, F. H. Sales; Manchester and county asylum, T. E. Craig; county jail, J. P. Green.