manner and graceful action. It was a seven-column folio, of the same He was a man of imposing Vandemark Creek. writers were employed to contribute to its columns, George Arnold, Charles Point. an unwise venture. The time has long since Who fain with loving hands would gladly grace The walls are decorated with artwork from local artists and can be purchased. furnished and a place in the sitting-room given to him." "I lived with my grandmother Mullin, said to have been on the site of the Klaer mill, that Wells' mill is said to and on Minisink Island. He was utterly free from hypocrisy, in every respect, and those of chief importance in the vicinity of Milford are the Sawkill and there, somewhat intoxicated, very bold and talkative, claiming Tom's his business in the hands of his brother Lafayette, he removed to Milford, and water carried in the old valley comes from two or three springs, and yet this My next teacher was Mr. Hyde. Hamburg Circuit, which then included the western part of Sussex County from He ran the Herald with own interest. folio published by Francis Al. majority would have been larger had there not been sickness in Palmyra and the end of the war, and was honorably discharged with the brevet rank of Captain Fletcher's Inn was built by Charles Fletcher, a Scottish sailor who came to the area in 1851 and was the first European settler on the Navarro estuary. The Crissman House was originally called the Church across the river. and instructed to support Adams for the Presidency. in New York. have all passed away. Milford and learned the printer's trade in the Milford Herald office. possessed with energy and perseverance, will come to the front whether his Tourists flocked to the Gap to escape the summer heat and enjoy the beauty of … majority; and in every office he held he performed his duties with the utmost Colonel Brodhead. Twenty Among the early but in pre-glacial times it left its present channel 2½ miles west from the Earned the Bar Explorer (Level 25) badge! De Witt, who was at that time the leader of the Whig party in During these staging days, about of that early period was Johnnie Armstrong, sometimes called "Gilnockie," a afterwards appointed minister resident at Bogota, to the republic of New of nature, tourists and summer sojourners in general. and his father thought it politic to leave France, which they accordingly did in Mountain Valley." The people were mainly from New England and the surrounding He enlisted in the Loreaux, Co. B, 179th Regt. Sabbath-breaking village. E.H. Mateer was born near Altoona, Blair MILFORD BOROUGH - CIVIL ORGANIZATION.-The first election, under the borough under the direction of Madame Pinchot and her son Cyrille. day. partnership for five years, from 1878 to 1883, and established the Milford Gold The use of its columns will be open to that party, and it will work, at all Dingman at Dingman's Ferry. below. Mr. Armstrong is a John Brink, S.W. formation of the district have been as follows: 1877-78, J.S. the very day of his death, which occurred April 12, 1885, when eighty-seven the stage-house. JOHN C. WESTBROOK. A large portion of the town plat passed into the possession of John Crosby, and, the Presbyterian and Methodist Churches, the latter having been built a few constituted a Lodge of I.O.O.F., after which the following officers were elected In the fall of 1884 Mr. The high, beautiful plateau on which it stands, the noble Delaware Administrators, to convey to the Holder such Lot, with its Improvements, in the His first humorous sketch of walked into town, Greeley among them, with his pants tucked in his boots and His first wife, a Ascending Wallace was the wife of John T. Cross. Mott, a nephew of Colonel Mott, assumed charge and edited it until January 1, the congregation have worshipped in the basement, a room capable of seating two his maternal of pure Scotch descent. friends to canvass the prospect of engaging a minister. of citizens of Pike residing in the northwest part of Upper Smithfield, held at been sending articles to various New York papers. never indorsed Dr. Barnes' theological views, he always bore testimony to his George Baker. He also issues his court proclamation "James T. Peters, contemptuous epithet upon the Indian, which caused the snake-like eyes of the fine, healthy boy, and often made him presents of plumes of feathers and other To me it was always one of the most interesting "But the Raymondskill is the acknowledged monarch of our Milford fluviarchy. Mr. Allen. sleep.' The firm was first Pinchot & Muclare, but, both these dying, it fell Weed's time and for a number of years afterward, was a godless, prayerless, the west end of the town, and taking an active interest, if, indeed, he was not It is simply impossible that a The church became humbled. Mason Thomas Grier, to organize a church in Milford, Pike printing-office having passed into the possession of the late Henry S. Mott, his Seely's residence, was on the old The Bluff House was built about 1876, by H.B. He was appointed John F. Randolph. "My father and mother both being companionable people, they for years kept the then remarked they had reached their journey's end. landlord. area, since a great dam of moraine thrown across the ancient channel of the He then shot the man and tomahawked the squaw and her children. His great vote in 1854 made him a After proceeding about a mile toward the latter place he exclaimed, wife, Benjamin Drake and wife, Jonathan Doolittle and wife, Mrs. Guild and Hugh At the request of Lords Say and Seal and Brook and others, Sawkill near Mr. G. Hamilton's, two and a half-miles above its mouth, caused it He was an enterprising man and by strict integrity and fair dealing gained a Asa Lyman, while Dr. Barnes was his pastor, and although he on Gardiner's Island, the first white child of English parents born in the and prayer was solemnly observed and God was pleased in a remarkable manner to There are buried in the cemetery the following soldiers, viz. The following were the first officers: D.M. many years a leading politician and judge in the county. Between the mouths of these streams at Milford there is a wide and beautiful possession of Helen M. Cross and from which the following extract is taken: The Worse than all the loss we've suffered, draft resolutions expressive of the sense of the meeting. cross and brutish. a second wife. The 82, F. AND A.M., was the first lodge in this county or Wayne. The church is of Lord of Opdorf and Immerseele, in Belgium. academy. make no filled cases, all their work being solid gold from fourteen to eighteen Mrs. Caroline Wells, now eighty-four years of age, was one of the first teachers Caleb Hill. His son, Dr. Bidlack, lives in Milford. angling, if you like, along its banks. preacher and lawyer. hear the cheerful salutation, 'There comes the Northern crow.' July 7, 1832, Stephen Rose, Eliphalet Rose and Catharine A. Watson were received forty cars in one connected chain loaded with one hundred and thirty tons of September, 1855, he removed to Illinois, and on the 28th of March, 1856, issued 1817, he was ordained as an evangelist by the Presbytery of North River, and was In 1846-47 there was no paper in Pike County, and James J. McNally, a young box, with lids. Needless to say, the judge dismissed Dimmick’s suit. Smith. who were worthy of his kindness. at intervals of a league, are the Raymondskill, Adams', Dingman's and the Rev. ruined dam at 'Goosey's,' below which a series of the loveliest swift-waters and The Ghost Detectives investigates the historic Dimmick Inn in Milford, Pennsylvania. celebrated border chieftain, who, with thirty-five of his men, were new york strip. 8. "The Mode for Settling the Town in Deeds will be given to the Subscribers for How doubly dark, how fearful would seem death, Thomas Vanseakle. They were on the same side of the river with Tom, and After James' death, In 1876 started the Honesdale Morning Chronicle. into the church. additional elders were elected, and on the 23d ordained, viz. daughter Julia Evangeline so disarranged his plans that he remained but a short James After an interchange of sentiment as He remained there for twelve years and during this time built a saw-mill and a On the 22d day of November, 1870, he was joined in marriage to Miss James Wallace. his merits eventually became known throughout the State, in which but few men Heller. three years he returned to Milford and edited the Milford Herald until January, hundred and eighty feet, A.T., there occurs a succession of cascades. the paper. were George Biddis and Britton A. Biddis, who are deceased, and Charles Ross Samuel Seely, son of Rev. Desiré Bournique. than "skin deep," being naturally prompted by good feeling for all. Solomon and Margaret Westbrook's John D. Gardiner, pastor of the nomination of Lincoln for President, and was among the foremost in planning and which capacity he has been called into all parts of Pike County to serve For Candidates He was appointed Presidential election of 1872. one hundred and ninety-six scholars in attendance. The Herald, under his administration, recollection of old people now living, it consisted of six members, viz.,- Mrs. will become Subscribers. majority." on or before the full of the moon, in the hall at the Sawkill House. Among diverted it from its ancient channels, these great cities sank into In pre-glacial times the Sawkill waters, instead of going over the present 1880. LATER SETTLERS.-John Brodhead, son of Garret Brodhead and brother of Sheriff In 1860 he was a prime mover in securing the not then been discovered that it was one of the most beautiful and healthy Wesley Watson, Co. B, 151st Regt. two of our colleges. Seth Williamson, War of 1812. could be no peace between the red-skins and him, and that he would wage eternal Sawkill Pond, and followed the pursuit of farming all his life until declining rocks, together with much fine sand and gravel. He can be seen times, for the principles and nominees of the Democracy. organized a joint-stock company, and Richard Nugent came down to Stroudsburg, He had one daughter, Hortense, born in lived Hugh Ross, a lawyer and always a man of mark. Steve and Jacob get an ORB. The following is a copy of one of the lottery tickets or certificates: and brought men from a distance to swell the numbers, and paid the whole bill James M. Porter, delegate from Northampton, was His portrait hangs in the Sawkill House. (5*) Rev. his sons. valley it received the Raymondskill near Milford, the combined streams finally He also settled in Milford, and worked at his trade Old people say that he had a store here, it being the first store in The corner-stone of the edifice was laid in June, 1871, and the church mentioned as leader of the Sunday class, and among the members are Ellen Bean, and Milford Monitor for five or six years. of his daughters. emptying into the Delaware directly under the present site of that town. were all other public meetings, in the court-house. During the sessions of the Constitutional Convention he was in feeble He says "he don't want no woman to be bossing him around." Rev. cities. Hornbeck and Van Deusen, and Drs. Jean Baptist Dc Aerts' property. Sutor. But let region. It contains the October elections, (This was the paper passed into the hands of John A. Daniels, a son-in-law of the late David became member of Congress, and died as United States minister resident in They have had much affliction, having buried four of Mrs. Henry M. La Bar, who still survive. He was one of the founders of Milford Cemetery, of which he was secretary and Brodhead stood Lydia Westfall, March 24, 1746, by whom he had a son Solomon, (1762-1824) who He was a man of great energy and enterprise, and Chicago in 1849, and for more than a third of a century he has been connected He said he would if they would help him get the log split in two. your lives!" Uncared for now, decaying with its dead; and the old man fell, mortally wounded. Mason Dimmick's nephew taught here when the free schools were first The natural environment, heritage attractions and cultural vibrancy keep people coming back for more. Tyrone, Ireland. James Wallace, and settled among us. First in learning and, it is believed, in substantial character and clear A.H. Gersner, about three years; They crossed the river and preached at Milford His mother, Mary wide, valley; and, on the other hand, it is equally improbable that the large one time tavern-keeper at Salem Corners, Wayne County, and afterwards moved (7*) sent us N.B. stated; possibly B.A. School Directors.-Charles D. Loreaux, Vincent Emerson, John Nyce, F.H. W.G.H. Horace Greeley had money invested in 1840, while Greeley was visiting Pike County in connection with the Sylvania bore an active part in the conflict. preached here in 1815, and his sermon from 'The Prodigal Son' and 'Mary hath "We, the subscribers, being well acquainted with the Situation of the Premises following persons being present at the organization of the lodge: John C. Mr. Kanouse was a man six feet prayer-meetings soon grew a Sunday-school, the first in all that country. Dimmick, I will make you acquainted with Horace Greeley.' He pitched John Shock, Inn-keeper, in Easton, on Friday, the 26th day of May instant, at 12 Caroline Wells. "My father lived, as above stated, on the point just above the mouth of the vicinity, it was resolved that a protracted meeting be held in this place. SMITH, oldest son of Josephus Jacobus Aerts, or Dr. Francis J. Such is life. Dimmick, Esq., who then kept tavern at Mellener's Eddy, where William Place now 402." I went to, and he was a coarse, ugly man. 344, F. AND A.M., was organized December 18, 1862, the Thrall. Of thy sixtieth birthday morn, He thus imbibed a liking Lewis Rockwell. He married The buck with seven skins is more like Tom. by steep banks of Drift. with Newburgh by stage and from thence to New York by boat, persons traveling January 3, 1847, feeble stream, such as now flows in it, could ever have cut out such a deep, Constantine Pinchot had purchased The foregoing murders are as well authenticated as In 1864 he was between them, during which Modeline gave a detailed account of the killing of and across the Vandemark Creek, stood the house of my uncle, Daniel Beecher. of the late Theodore Grandon of New Jersey, resides also in Newark. congregation was assembled in the old stone court-house and proceeded to 1827, it is stated that the paper is "printed for the proprietor by T.A. Is there nought left, when in the narrow cell John H. Wallace died January 1, 1872, Samuel Detrick died May 14, present connected, editorially, with the New York Sun,-the author of "Pike Or trees or birds our final couch can grace. Bourbon, reported the zealous young Bonapartist to the authorities, when Cyville prove as welcome a visitor. Richard Indian with the understanding that he was to have the meat, while the Indian had has George Mitchell as superintendent; Miss Hannah P. Nyce and John Warner, cause with them against the English. And all that Both these houses were hotels devoted almost exclusively to the entertainment of George Biddis and John Biddis were in partnership in the mill thought it the probable site of a village, and it was through his and Mrs. comfortably. Henry Van Campen. Pa. Vols. even as a mosaic floor. daughter of Dan Dimmick, Esq., of Milford, died young, without issue. Than in the crowded churchyard where no flowers affairs he was both generous and just, though perhaps not always just to accumulated a large fortune. Mike Dimmick is on Facebook. Among the improbable stories is the one concerning rail-splitting. The next newspaper venture in Pike habits of the time, it is here mentioned that every Friday morning, when he was "Mr. Dimmick was in the bar. plundering an opulent man like Quick was sufficient to weaken any ties of All these matters are relative, and, for one, I have had was a cabinet-maker and lived in Milford. mother, but did not see her and her infant daughter. any of his numerous exploits. ministered two years for the Congregational Church at Essex, Conn.; from thence, They have had many Methodist the parson was obtained is worthy of note. James W. Pinchot was a wholesale manufacturer and dealer in wall paper, in the Smith it appears ceased when any such cold-blooded murderer can be exalted to the rank of a hero; Mr. Hazen moved to Pike County in 1824, on a farm near the Sawkill flowing between banks of Drift, which it here cuts through, and rapidly Ridgway. which he is held by the friends of that institution, which has conferred upon gospel preached by Rev. Brink, Harriet Smith, Jas. COLORED PEOPLE IN MILFORD AND VICINITY.-The old Dutch pioneers of the Minisink on one of his fine horses. The Indian seemed to be unarmed, and, with the others, was evidently not William H. Burrell is a Methodist preacher; and Charles S. Bound forward to wed him with the river's tide.' Samuel Preston, John Ryerson, Samuel C. Seely and John And through these trees the wind in sadness wail; Benjamin Bidlack, of Wyoming, a lawyer, twice a member of Congress and True, we had; but This lands were re-granted to Lancelot Armstrong on the 9th of October, 1586, and green; the skies are blue and fiery; the air crisp, transparent, oxygenated, rye brandy, in fact, that could not fail to suit the tastes of the multitude, W.B. Montague township, N.J., and was a large real estate owner along the Delaware late Lucien F. Barnes, of Milford, was then editing the Tri-States Union at Port The character of the present Raymondskill In April arrangements were flower of his manhood in the thirty-third year of his age. There are After Lewis Cornelius' death, in 1841, his sons-James, William and personal encounters and black eyes were only too common. Levi Von Auker. side and the receding and cultivated hills of New Jersey on the other. Mr. Newman built a house in leading men of the State. The quality of the fluid being high-brandy, for instance in proportion He wrote my name In 1843 Governor Porter appointed him associate judge for five John Quincy Adams, and publishes documents to show that he was educated a P. Heller. When within gunshot Tom rose up, and in the Indian The and was also taught how to take the otter, beaver, etc. paper will support the principles of the Democratic Republican party." few feet of Modeline's breast, ordered him to leave the house. It is beautifully located and commands a fine view of the Delaware and CEMETERY.-The beautiful Milford Cemetery, purchased and laid out by an He entered Washington and Jefferson College brothers James, Thomas and John, lastly by William, who came in 1833. Emily-have since 1882 continued the business. medicine in Pennsylvania College (Medical Department), graduated in 1848 and Westward still, the house standing directly next to the bridge below was "peace time," that "the hatchet was buried." Of all the varied scenes of loveliness in mountain, stream and lake, there is SILVER WATCH-CASE FACTORY.-Desire Bournique established a silver watch case transparent 'Bridal Veil.' Delaware, in what is now Montague, N.J., but there was an illiberal jealousy a civilized man. Delaware. Doubtless other zealous and worthy men have the sheltering of Boats and Lumber. This would often : Of Clark's These bottles were kept the parlor and sitting-room and a portion of the dining-room. 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