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Ensminger


The  Daily  Republican
Rushville, Ind.
July 26, 1926
Page 3
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          Miss Dorothy Dungan  and  Leon Ensminger  of Shelbyville spent Sunday in this city as the guests of  Miss Mildred Dungan.
Contributed by John Ballard


The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday May 8, 1924
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DISMISS  DIVORCE  SUIT
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          The complaint for a divorce filed by Verlie May Ensminger against Ira V. Ensminger has been dismissed by the plaintiff in the Shelby Circuit Court. The defendant has also dismissed his cross-complaint.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday February 14, 1924
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CHARGES  WIFE  DESERTED  HIM
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Ira V. Ensminger Filed Cross Complaint
To Wife’s Divorce Action
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TREATED  WITH  CONTEMPT
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          Ira V. Ensminger, defendant in a complaint for a divorce recently filed by Mrs. Verlie May Ensminger, today filed a cross-complaint in the Shelby Circuit court, in which he asks that a divorce and the custody of their child be granted to him. Williams & Pell are his attorneys.
          The couple was married November 5, 1919, and separated November 2, 1923.  The husband charges that his wife deserted him.  He charges that she nagged at him, was morose and sullen, and that she struck and beat him.  Mr. Ensmigner alleges that his wife told him that she was sorry that she had ever married him.  He states that she treated him with contempt.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday February 14, 1924
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ANSWERS  CHARGES
MADE  IN  COMPLAINT
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          Counter charges to the complaint for a divorce filed here recently by Mrs. Verlie Mae Ensminger are made by her husband, Ira V. Ensminger, in the cross-complaint which he has entered to the suit in the Shelby circuit court. Mr. Ensminger asks for the decree of divorce and the custody of their child, 16 months old. Williams & Pell are attorneys for Mr. Ensminger.
          The couple was married November 5, 1919, and separated November 2, 1923. Mr. Ensminger alleged in his action that his wife deserted him in the latter date after having nagged and pouted at him. She was sullen, morose, struck and beat him, he charges, and said she was sorry she had ever married him.  She also treated him with contempt and falsely accused him of improper actions with other women, he sets out.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday December 13, 1923
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RESENTED  GIFTS  FROM
HIS  PARENTS-IN-LAW
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          Mrs. Verlie May Ensminger has filed a complaint against  Ira V. Ensminger  in the Shelby circuit court, for a divorce, alimony of $750 and custody of their child.  Mr. and Mrs. Ensminger have been residing in Moral township and are well known residents of that section.  A restraining order has been served on Mr. Ensminger to prevent him from disposing of any property pending the outcome of the case.
          The couple was married November 5, 1919 and the separation took place November 2, of this year.  Mrs. Ensminger is represented by Ed K. Adams, attorney in her action.  She charges the defendant has a violent temper and that he resented her parents making gifts to their grandchild or showing their affections for the infant, who is fourteen months old.  Mr. Ensminger is also charges with objecting to his wife visiting her parents and on the day of the separation is said to have told her that she had been in his way for four years and if she went to visit her parents she could stay there.
          Mrs. Ensminger states that two months ago the defendant kicked her and that on the day of the separation he jerked her from an automobile causing injuries to her.  At that time she took the baby and went to the home of her parents, she says.  The child is now in her possession.  Mrs. Ensminger states her husband has property valued at $1,500 and that he is threatening to dispose of the property at a public sale advertised for Wednesday of this week. The restraining order prevents the sale from being held.  The plaintiff asserts that she needs $10 a week for the support of herself and the baby.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Daily  Republican
Rushville, Ind.
July 28, 1919
Page 6
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          Miss Dorothy Ensminger  and  Miss Eldora Van Cleve, of Shelbyville will be guests of  Miss Louise Innis, of this city for a few days.
Contributed by John Ballard


The  Indianapolis  Star
October 17, 1915
Page 7  Column 7
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          SHELBYVILLE -- Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Ensminger  and  Mr. and Mrs. John Dobbins  arrived home Wednesday from a four weeks' stay in the East..
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla


The  Shelby  Democrat
June 3, 1915
Page 1
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LESTER  ENSMINGER'S
WILL  PROBATED  TODAY
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Disposes of Real Estate And
Personal Property
Valued at $8,000.
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BROTHER,  SISTER  AND  AUNTS
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Receive the Estate in Practically
Equal Shares -- Samuel Robinson
Released on Bond -- Case in Juvenile Court.
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(From Wednesday's Daily.)
          The will of the late  Lester Ensminger,  of Moral township, was admitted to probate in circuit court today.  It disposes of an estate including real estate and personal property of a value of $8,000, and the property is devided share and share alike and in fee simple and absolutely to his two aunts and his brother and sister.  The will was made December 3, 1914, and was witnessed by  Lewis C. Miller  and  William J. Miller.
          To his aunts,  Mary C. and  Sarah E. Hilligoss,  with whom he was living at the  Jacob Hilligoss  homestead at the time of his death, he gives the real estate he inherited from his grandfather, Jacob Hilligoss.  To his brother,  Urban,  and his sister,  Mrs. Nellie Beaumont,  he gives the real estate he inherited from his father,  Elza Ensminger,  and his grandfather,  St. Clair Ensminger.  Each of the aunts is also given a special bequest of $1,500 to be paid by the executor as soon as possible.  His aunts are also to have his library, musical instruments, watches and furniture and the rest of the estate is to be divided between the brother and the sister.  Provision is made for the erection of a monument at a cost of $100 and for the placing of $50 in the hands of the trustees of the Fairland cemetery that the income may be used in caring for the lot owned in the cemetery by his aunts.  Attorney O. L. Williams,  of this city, wrote the will and is named as the executor.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
Note:  See the Robinson page and the Galloway page for the other articles referenced in the headline.


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Tuesday, September 2, 1913
Page 2
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          Mrs. Mary Ensminger  and  Mrs. Emmeline Ensminger, who have been visiting the former's son, Guy Ensminger, and family, of VanBuren township, returned to their home in Franklin county, today.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Republican
Rushville, Ind.
May 1, 1912
Page 2
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Sought Gas Leak With Match
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Shelbyville, Ind., May 1 -- The house of  Mrs. Ellen Ensminger  was blown off its foundation by an explosion of gas, and  Mrs. Maggie Arbuckle  was so badly burned that she died.  Mrs. Arbuckle smelled gas and she opened the cellar door in the kitchen, struck a match and the explosion occurred.  Her clothing caught fire.  The house was twisted six inches out of place and is a complete wreck.
Contributed by John Ballard


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Shelbyville, Ind.
November 3, 1911
Page 1
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          Charles  Ensminger  was a passenger to Indianapolis today.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, March 6, 1911
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          Mrs. A. J. Ensminger  has gone to Liberty township and is at the bedside of her daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Morgan, who is quite ill.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The Indianapolis Star
Marion County, Indiana
May 29, 1910
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MEETS  MAN  WHO  SAVED  HIM.
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         SHELBYVILLE, Ind.,  May 28. --- Andrew J. Ensminger, a prominent member of Dumont Post No. 18, G.A.R., yesterday met  Joshua Barton  of Illinois at the state encampment of the G.A.R. at Terre Haute for the first time in forty-six years, Barton being the man who saved his life while on the battle field.  One day during the three years of service that they saw they had been cannonading all day and lay down at night to rest.  Early the next day cannonading was resumed and the first ball that was fired by the enemy early that day was the one that came very near killing Mr. Ensminger.  Barton saw the ball, which had spent its force, going in the direction of Ensminger, who was lying some distance away by himself.  He shouted and Ensminger rose to his feet just as the ball passed across the spot which he had occupied.  Ensminger did not recognize Barton until he introduced himself.
Contributed by Marsha Ensminger


The  Shelby  Republican
Monday November 23, 1908
Page 1  column 5
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WEDDED  IN  KENTUCKY
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          Mr. William Jones and  Mrs. Grace Anderson, whose maiden name was  Ensminger, have been united in marriage, the ceremony being performed in Covington, Kentucky, last Saturday.  The groom has been wedded five times and the bride twice.  Both are well-known people of this city, and their numerous friends extend heartiest congratulations.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Saturday, October 5, 1907
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PERSONALS.
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          Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ensminger  will go to Indianapolis this evening to attend the performance of "Her Sister" at English's.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday, September 2, 1907
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NEWS  NOTES.
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          Mrs. A. J. Ensminger, of south Harrison street, fell from a grape arbor at her home this morning, turning a complete somersault and landing on her feet without sustaining the slightest injury.  Andy says that that is a record of agility and dexterity of which any acrobat might well be proud.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Republican
Wednesday July 24, 1907
Page 1   column 1
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ENSMINGER -JONES
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          A marriage license was issued yesterday to  Cecil Calvin Ensminger  and  Miss Etta May Jones.  Last night at nine o’clock at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Mary Jones, of Morris Avenue, Walkerville, Justice James Webb  performed the marriage ceremony.  Afterwards a number of friends of the contracting parties furnished a charivari, in which musical instruments play a prominent part.  The groom is thirty-nine years of age and is a son of  A. J. Ensminger, of this city.  He has been married twice previously.  The bride is twenty years old.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Friday June 14, 1907
Page 2  column 7
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PUBLIC   SALE
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          Nancy Ensminger, widow of  James M. Ensminger, will sell at public auction on Friday June 21st, on the farm of the decedent, four miles north of Fairland, the following property, towit:
          Three heads of horses, three milk cows, thirteen hogs, three brood sows, farm wagon, truck wagon, buggy, cultivator, Champion mower, spring tooth harrow, single and double shovel plows, corn drill and other farm implements, corn in crib and hay in mow.  Also household ad kitchen furniture and other articles.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday March 25, 1907
Page 1 column 3
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LOCAL AUTOMOBILIST BECOMES AN INVENTOR
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Charles C. Ensminger Gets Patent On Device For Heating Machine
Waste Energy Turned To A Useful Purpose
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Apparatus Is Practical One And Has Withstood Numerous Tests
Also For Motor Boats
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          In the person of  Charles C. Ensminger, Shelbyville has an inventor who has brought forth a device, which is sure to be eminently successful.  Pending the issue of letters of patent, the Patent Office, has issued a caveat preventing anyone other than Mr. Ensminger or his agents from making or using the contrivance which his inventive genius has produced.
          As is well known to the residents of the city and county, Mr. Ensminger is one of our most enthusiastic automobilists, and it is in connection with this machine that the invention is intended to be used, although the patent, when issued, will include the right to use on motor boats.
          The subject of the patent is a heating apparatus, which operated successfully in utilizing wasted energy and turning it to a useful heating purpose, thus insuring the comfort of the occupants of the horseless carriage.
          The heat from the engine, which at present time is useless energy, provides the warmth.  The muffler pipe is tapped and the heat conveyed to a sectional floor warmer which consists of a brass plate one inch thick, placed in the bed of the machine.  Thru this plate the heat passes.  The amount can be regulated as desired or cut off entirely by a small wheel in front of the chauffeur.  This arrangement in no way affects the muffler or other parts of the automobile.
          Thoro tests of the efficiency of the device had been made.  By putting up all curtains and "by a simple twist of the wrist," turning on the heat, the chauffeur and his companions can ride thru the stormiest weather with as little physical discomfort as if ensconced in the coziest nook of their own home.  During zero weather the invention of Mr. Ensminger was given repeated trials and was found to be without fault.
          Mr. Ensminger has the device in use in his own machine and those of his friends to whom he has shown the merits of the invention can bear abundant testimony as to the perfection and reliability with which it works.  Those which have been made up to the present time were manufactured by the Langsenkamph-Wheeler Brass Works, of Indianapolis.  When placed on sale the device will sell for thirty-five dollars.  It fills a longfelt want and will undoubtedly prove most popular.  To Mr. Ensminger the Democrat  wishes to extend its heartiest congratulations.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Wednesday, February 20, 1907
Page 4 column 2
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          Samuel Potts, aged eighteen years of near Greenfield, and  Miss Carrie Ensminger, sixteen years old, of Vanburen township, were issued a marriage license this morning and were married in the Clerk's office by the Rev. G. Jensen, pastor of the West Street church.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Saturday January 19, 1907
Page 1 column 5
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          Marium Mae Ensminger  was granted a divorce from her husband, Albert Ensminger, and given custody of their child, Thelma Virtsel Ensminger.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday December 27, 1906
Page 6 column 2
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WAS  READER  OF  DIME  NOVELS
And Did Not Get Up Early, Among Reasons For Divorce
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(From Friday’s Daily)
          Mrs. Marium Mae Ensminger  has brought suit for divorce from her husband, Albert Ensminger.  Both young people are well known throughout the county and are of prominent families.  Mr. Ensminger, the defendant, is the son of  James M. Ensminger, of Moral township, and the wife is the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Barnes, of Shelby township.  Their domestic difficulties were given an airing several months ago at the time Mrs. Ensminger left her husband and went to the home of her parents, taking with her the baby which is the only child of the union.  The complaint filed today by Attorney David Smith recites that the two were married October 16, 1901.
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Ibid.
Page 3 column 4
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ENSMINGER  FILES  ANSWER
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To Complaint for Divorce Filed By Wife Yesterday
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(From Saturdays’ Daily)
          Albert Ensminger, who is defendant in a divorce suit filed in the Circuit Court yesterday by Attorney David Smith, has filed this answer.
          The complaint carefully conceals the defense that Mr. Ensminger will make.  He states that there are two sides to a case in Court and that he will produce his side at the time the case is called for trial.  Until that time he asks judgment to be withheld.  Wray & Campbell appear for Mr. Ensminger.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday October 19, 1905
Page 2 column 3
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DOUBLE  WEDDING
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(From Thursday’s Daily)
          Last evening at the home of  A. J. Ensminger, of south Harrison street, a double wedding occurred.  The parties of the affair were Andrew J. Ensminger  and  Lillie M. Rucker  and  Dr. Thomas McCain  and  Flora B. Eck.
          The Ensminger home was tastefully and appropriately decorated for the occasion, an air of coziness prevailing, rather than an effect of elaborateness.
          Mr. Ensminger is so well known to the citizens of Shelby county that comment upon his popularity seems unnecessary.  His wife was a resident of Waldron, were she has many friends . They will reside in this city.
          Dr. McCain will move to Waldron where he will practice medicine.  Mrs. McCain is the niece of Mr. Ensminger and has a host of well wishers in Shelbyville.
          Late last night, the four left for a short eastern trip.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday April 6, 1905
Page 8 column 3
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          Constable Jasper Richey  went to Indianapolis yesterday where he arrested  Urban Ensminger  on paternity proceedings filed in  Squire Keith’s Court by  Goldie House.  He was brought to this city and gave bond in the sum of $300 for his appearance on Thursday at one o’clock.
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Thursday April 13, 1905
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Page 7 column 3
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          Urban Ensminger  against whom paternity proceedings were filed in Squire Keith’s court by  Goldie House  has “flew the coop” and has, so it is reported, enlisted in the regular army.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday August 18, 1904
Page 8 column 3
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          Mrs. Sidney Ensminger, age 87 years, widow of John Ensminger, who makes her home with Len Travis, came to town yesterday and visited business houses accompanied by her trustee, W.H. Harrell, notwithstanding her age, she could walk about quite well.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
June 3, 1904
Page 2   column 2
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BRILLIANT  SOCIAL  AFFAIR
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Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ensminger
Entertained Thursday Evening.
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          The commodious residence of  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ensminger,  in south Harrison street was the scene of an elaborate and very interesting social affair Thursday evening.  The entertainment was in honor of Mrs. Ensminger's cousin,  Mrs. George Crivel,  of Indianapolis.
          About sixty guests were assembled in the beautifully decorated parlors.  Progressive euchre was the order of the evening.
          The rooms were tastefully decorated with smilax, roses and carnations and when the ladies took their respective places at the card tables dressed in beautiful gowns and suitably arrayed in fine jewels, the whole room presented a most animated and lovely appearance.  The prizes, when the returns were tabulated, were awarded as follows:  gentlemen's prize, a stein, to  Mr. P. G. Kamp;  lone hand, bouillon cup, to  Mrs. Bert DePrez;  the guests' prize, hand-painted china place,  Mrs. Harry Teal;  club prize, cut glass tumbler,  Mrs. Ed Porter;  consolation prize, silver medallion,  Mrs. R. W. Harrison.  Light refreshments were served.  Altogether a most delightful evening's pleasure was enjoyed.
          Mr. and Mrs. Ensminger proved themselves excellent entertainers, and reflected credit upon themselves in Thursday evening's entertainment.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Shelbyville, Ind.
December 24, 1903
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          Two of the largest lemons ever seen in Shelbyville are now on exhibition in Ensminger & Schroeder's show window.  The largest weighs seventeen ounces and its mate is but slightly smaller.  The fruit was raised by Mrs. Fred Cheuden at her home on Locust street.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Friday, September 29, 1899
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          Lost, pendant set with diamond and cluster of pearls.  Liberal reward for its return to  Ensminger & Schroeder's  drug store.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Saturday, July 29, 1899
Page  4
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          Tin cans, 25 cents per dozen; eleven bars Santa Claus soap, 25cents at Ensminger's cash grocer.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Republican
Friday, August 12, 1898
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          Andy Ensmlinger  was before Mayor Enos  Wednesday afternoon on the charge of selling liquor in the prohibited district of the city.  He made no defense and was fined $25  Including the costs of the case.  He appealed to the circuit court.
Copied by Lorraine Llewellyn


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Shelbyville, Ind.
September 18, 1896
Page 2
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HORD.
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          Miss Kate Ensminger, of Blue Ridge, Liberty township, will teach the principalship at Hericho.  Miss Kate is a bright, intelligent young lady with prospectsof reaching the top of the ladder in her profession.  Success to you Miss Kate.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
March 28, 1895
Page 3
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          The sale of  Wm. H. Ensminger,  at Blue Ridge, was largely attended Tuesday and amounted to something over $500.  The auctioneer,  Henry Fisher,  put in his best licks and conducted the sale in a highly creditable manner.  Mr. Ensminger has built a large agricultural room at that place and it was also a grand opening day.  We understand that Mr. Ensminger will purchase property and move to Blue Ridge.  Mr. Fisher cries a sale for  Ed. Yarling  on Tuesday of next week and, knowing him as we do, we predict that things will go for all they are worth.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Democrat
Thursday, September 4, 1893
Page 4
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          Messrs. Charley and  George Ensminger and Superintendent Shaw are home from Chicago [fair].
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday July 28, 1887
Page 1 column 4
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           Mr. Louis Hoover  and  Miss Lizie Ensminger  were married by Rev. Father Kaelin at the Parsonage at 7 o’clock Thursday evening.  Mr. Calvin Ensminger, brother of the bride, and  Miss Rosa Hardebeck  stood up with the happy pair, to whom the Democrat extends its heartiest congratulations.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Daily  Democrat
Thursday July 3, 1884
Page 3  column 1
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          William H. Ensminger, who lives near Cynthiana, displayed his "nerve" Monday evening in a manner that brought out a storm of applause all around the Square, in holding on to the bits of a pair of mules that were determined to run off, until they had dragged him a hundred yards, when he finally got them stopped.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday October 4, 1883
Page 3  column 2
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          John M. Ensminger  and  Miss Ida May Harrell, daughter of our old friend  William Harrell, Trustee of Moral township, were made one flesh at 6 o’clock Wednesday evening at the residence of the bride, by Squire J. W. Crum.  The Democrat extends its heartiest congratulations, and wishes the young couple a long and prosperous life.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday April 12, 1883
Page 3  column 3
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MARRIED
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          McKay-Ensminger.  April 5th 1883 at the residence of and by  Rev. W. T. Jolly,  Jasper N. McKay  and  Maggie E. Ensminger.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie

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