Mrs.  Mary  Heugle

February 13, 1879
VOL. 1;  No. 37
from the article, SMILING  SHELBYVILLE!
Is one of the live, go-ahead women of the day.  She was born in Baden-Baden, Germany, in the year 1824.  She came to the United States in 1846, landing in New York City, where she resided until the year 1852, when she came to the city of Shelbyville.  She lived on Pennsylvania street for a number of years.  Mrs. Heugle is one of those women who are never satisfied unless they are actively engaged in some business, and being an excellent cook and nurse, it is not strange that her services were eagerly sought after.  She was engaged in numerous families after her arrival in this city, and they all speak in the highest praise of her, not only as an experienced worker, but as a lady also.  In the year 1862 she started a first-class boarding house in the location she now occupies.  She was very successful, and so numerous have been the demands for accommodations at her popular house that she has often been compelled to turn away many persons.  She has been ably assisted by her husband, Charles Heugle, and by their untiring energy, together with judicious management and economical habits they have been able to lay away a neat little sum of money "for a rainy day," besides purchasing the property they now occupy.  In 1874 they erected a substantial and commodious two-story brick business house on the west half of their lot from which they derive considerable revenue each year.  Being possessed of fortune enough to keep her the remainder of her days, Mrs. Heugle has, at two different times, given up her boarding house and retired to private life.  But even this did not exempt her from the petitions of her friends.  They insisted that she should cook for them, and she accepted of a few as day boarders.  The number increased, from time to time, until she was obliged to re-open the house again under her own management.  The meals served on her tables are too well known to need praise.  Suffice it to say, she buys the best of everything, and serves it up in such a manner that pleases everybody.  The rates charged at this house are reasonable, and the accommodations ample for her large trade.  Mr. and Mrs. Heugle are always glad to greet old friends, and will be pleased to see any who may favor them with a call.
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