Burnside Documents

1905 List of Civil War and Spanish American War Vets Town of Burnside

1905 List of Village of Independence Civil War Veterans

 October 25, 1896
A terrible catastrophe, which nearly resulted in the cremation of an entire family, comes from our neighboring village of Independence. Shortly before midnight on Sunday, the farm home of Frank Bautsch became enveloped in flames, spreading so rapidly that the family was forced to leap from the second floor to safety. Mr. and Mrs. Bautsch were burned badly, their hired girl fatally, and only Mrs. Bautsch’s father, Mr. Sygula, escaped with injury. Shortly before the fire started, a noise was heard and Mr. Bautsch saw someone outside the house, but could not make out who it was. After the fire was extinguished, a five-gallon can of oil was found to have been emptied into the house. Thus is seems there was a most dastardly attempt to cremate a whole family. Every effort will be used to find the fiend.

1942 practice blackout Independence with Martin Wiemer

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November 2014

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Marriage of James Roosevelt and Romelle Schneider.

Elk Crk 1890 (501x578)
January 1890–the “rusco” name is probably Roskos mis-spelled.

1890 church (191x288)
February 1890

Elk Creek 1891

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1915 January

1915 school indep

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April 10 1890 floods

Elk crk cream
Ad from 1930

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Attending a high school in 1930 was optional. Schools advertised their programs.

Ind Luth early members
Norwegian Lutheran church members pre 1900
Directory of Independence
Directory of Independence from 1877

1891 (355x800)
1891 Michael Filla

elk crk 1915
January 1915

Ads from 1930

Indep Bus Accident 1955 Romelle Schneider Roosevelt

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Indep.baseball reunion team 1940s

Independence team IDs

Valentine Pietrek

1952 Roman Waletzke
Martha Marsolek, Korea
1962 Independence
1947–m44ting at St Peter and Paul to discuss using English instead of Polish
Thomas Pampuch 94th business
Party at Pampuch Farm
1927 Roy Lyga and Peter Filla
Ted Roskos 1957
Mary Bautch Sluga 1957