100 Years Ago
SEPT. 6, 1917
The double frame dwelling house, located along the State Highway about two miles west of Hamburg, occupied by Anson Kauffman and John Dunkel and their families was totally destroyed by fire Tuesday morning. A defective flue caused the fire and the flames gained so much headway before being discovered that nothing could be done to save the building.
C. Wesley Starr, of Philadelphia, son of Mary L. Starr on South Fourth Street, Hamburg, recently enlisted in the officer’s reserve corps and was accepted. He has been assigned to the quartermaster’s reserve department and is now located at Camp Little Silver in New Jersey.
Prof. Lewis M. Prutzman, son of Burgess and Mrs. James F. Prutzman on State Street, Hamburg, who for several years has been principal of the Catasaugua public schools, is one of the first drafted men of that district and is answering the call this week.
John C. Bagenstose, of Hamburg, has the distinguished honor of being the first man called to service under the draft law in this district.
Charles Kistler, who for several years had served as chief clerk in the office of the Hamburg Plow Works, went on duty as bookkeeper and man in charge of the office, on Tuesday, of the new Hamburg Foundry Co., whose new building will soon be ready for occupancy.