Daily Buffalo Democrat and World Citizen


Tuesday, September 25, 1855: Page 3, column 2 top to bottom

On its return trip Thursday the propeller ship "Forest City" from Buffalo, carrying 400 tons in cargo and 63 passengers, collided with the schooner "Asia" from Chicago. The mishap occurred near Grand Travers. Both ships sank but all passengers and both crews were rescued. All had fled to the lifeboats and were picked up by the schooner "Hamlet", which took them to Milwaukee the day before yesterday.

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Meeting
of the Adopted Citizens

The adopted citizens of Buffalo, organized without regard to religious creed, nationality or prior political affiliation, will meet on Wednesday the 26th of September at 7 PM in Dudley Hall to discuss the best way to defeat the Know-Nothing and Temperance candidates in the upcoming election for city and county offices.

M. Häusle
Wm C. Zimmerman
Michael Doll
Philipp Hellriegel
H. Baethig
M. Hottinger
C.F. Bürman
A. Spitzmiller
Jacob Stahlecker
And. Kiefer
Franz Weiss
J.F. Schöllkopf
J. Niederländer
C. Herrmann
Ph. J. Reinhardt
C.P. Himmighofen
C.F. Almendinger
John Haller
F. Aug. Georger
S. Stellwagen
Joseph Hottinger
John G. Hoffer
John Weppner
Georg Voltz
Wm. Rinck
Ph. Becker
G.A. Bischoff
Franz Georger
Friedrich Kull
Ludwig Bahl
G.A. Trupp
F. Loegler
C. Wolff
M. Fackel
N. Moerschfelder
J.G.F. Miller
Peter Cramer
David Jäger
John Jungmann
Friedrich Hoffer
Carl Stein
Martin Happ
Kassimir Theobald
G. Kohlgruber
M. Schneider
F. Lang
J.H. Schmering
B. Schmering
Franz Köhler
Sebastian Diebold
Philip Antweiler
John P. Koch
Georg Jäger
Philip Germany
Friedrich Dick
Friedrich Niess
J.W.A. Meyer
Andrew Debus
Seb. Schwabl
J. Messer
Jakob Wolf
John Houck
Michael N. Wagner
And. Grass
H. Steven
F. Zimmermann
Andre Wasser
Valentine Ball
Anthony Kolb
Georg Kehl
Jacob Werdlein
M. Kirsch
Anton Eimerling
Conrad Schuth
Christiam Mayer
Jac. Mohrs
Joseph Wendling
Michael Kretz
Jakob Liar
F. Walther
Georg Meiss
Wilhelm Hentz
Peter Heckler
Franz F. Kraft
W. Ebenau
Anton Schmidt
August Fuchs
John Chretien
Franz Hoefner
Andreas Waldrab
Conrad Schieff
Joseph Weter
Peter Weter, Sr.
Henry Westermann
Jacob Cley
Peter Weigel
Daniel Meyer
Peter Schmitt
G. Mössinger
Louis Schiess
Adan Lang
John Wandel
Wm. Scheu
Franz Troll
Peter Schmahl
Lorenz Gillig
Mathes Spengler
Nicolas Henry
Philipp Scheu
L. Munzinger
John Koch
N. Ottenot
John Emig
F. Dellenbaugh
S. Dellenbaugh
Carl Schmitt
M. Roth
L. Dahlmann
Michael Götz
C. Bollmer
C. Schuster
J. Wechter
Aug. Weyand
John Miller
Jos. L. Haberstro
John Koehler
John Leichmam
George Sippel
Adam Sippel
A. Beier
Wm. Nudell
J. Singer
Carl Singer
Conrad Dorst
Abatha Bleiler
Jacob Lenhard
P.A. Friebis
Dr. J.A. Jeyte
H.B. Miller
C. Wieckmann
F. Zinns
Dr. Weyland
J. Ripont
C. Reinhard
John P. Becker
John A. Roth
James Mosier
John C. Schwinn
Henry Weisbuhn
John Mischo
Nicolaur Heislein
John Dors
Dr. Felgemacher
J. Rössler
Michel Lang
Ph. Schneider
C.G. Matheus
A. Heidenreich
B. Krieg
L. Baker
Jacob Martin
M. Schenkelberg
Joseph Jost
Jacob Roos
Peter Miller
Andreas Mätling
F. Buddemeyer
Georg Burger
B. Sender
George Roos
R.J. Etin
Trautman Francis
Joseph Wenzel
Joseph Wacker
Florian Bubmann
Joseph Moulin
A. Courtois
Franz Lang
Christian Schuppen
Jacob Kromlich
John Mayer
Georg Lampert
Eng. Feth
Friedrich Höhl
Karl Walther
Charles Groben
Franz Schmitt
John Lorey
Joseph Cibell
C. Jingerich
G. Renner
J.W. Lehouse
F. Schincke
Georg Ramlingen
Fried. Meyer
Adam Nuhn
Christoph Schmahl
Joseph Uebelacker
D. Boutzer
Jakob Freind
Johan Wolf
Christ. Wolff
J.G. Schwartz
Charles Wehser
Peter Schultz
Math Heiss
Seb. Hähn
John G. Weimar
Geo Zimmermann
F. Wilh. Kraft
Peter Schweyer
Jak Zud
John Ordner, Jr.
John Ordner
J. Burg
John Strumpf
Jacob Wolf
Feorg Retcher
Friedrich Jacob
Theobald Strud
Joseph Strub
Louis Motsch


Tuesday, September 25, 1855: Page 3, column 3 top to bottom
Henry Schwartz
Philipp Müller
Henry Argus
J.W. Smith
F. Brechner
M. Eschenbach
C.W. Geyer
Moritz Mohr
Robert Mayer
Fr. Schmiegall
Peter Mesner
F.W. Jacobs
Georg Dickmann
John Westphal
Carl Grüner
John Föll
P.H. Bender
John Beierlein
G.F. Bender
Charles Heidacker
John Schmitz
W. Mang
J.H. Friedrich
Val Friedrich
Julius Hoffman
Georg Hollerieth
L. Adolph Prössel
Gustav Cor
B. Saloman
D. Rauschenberg
J. Napp
J. Scheffel
Louis Pfeiffer
Adam Slagter
F. Krutzelmann
Emil A. Huber
Eugen Christoph
B. Deutschmann
Georg Lueder
C. Schlegel
Albert Ernst
John F.E. Plogsted
John Hauenstein
Robt. Hager
Jacob H. Koons
Geo. Sandrock
Francis J. Handel
Peter Blum
Geo. G. Grey
C. Zinnss
P.G. Lorenz
Charles Georger
M. Wagner
L. Munstinger
Joh. Müller, Sr.
Joh. Müller, Jr.
Arnold Weppner
Adam Bachmann
A. Diebolt
Geo. Diebolt
J.S. Munschauer
George Augstell
Daniel Clang
Charles F. Walther
Georg Löbrich
George Munschauer
John G. Volk
Georg Schott
Carl de Haas
S. Bettinger
Anthony Kraft
N.W.a.van catz
      Smallenburg
Patrick Milton
Robert Hadfield
A. McKay
Jno Cameron
A. Burke
Tim W. Donough
John W. Murphy
Peter Sweeney
Geo.. Burns
Edward Rice
Bernard Hughes
Charles Whittet
George Nusser
Henz Goebel
Michael Baumann
Wilhelm Mayer
Peter Bauer
Leopold Schneider
Nicolaus Vogel
J.H.L. Henckel
Franz L. Gillig
Mich. Fischer
P.J. Heimlich
C. Wells
A.S. Campbell
N. Cooper
Richa. Blackmore
John Miet
Martin Mohr
George Orr
Samuel Peter
Andr. Houliston
Thomas W. Donagh
William Wilkinson
George Valentine
Philipp Ribecker
Dr. C. Weiss
Friedrich Held
Jakob Schlenker
Christoph Wagner
Gottlieb Graf
Friedrich Haller
Christian Thric
Edw. Möller
Jacob Weil
Jos. Breunig
Jakob Kolb
N. Weber
John Greiner
A.D.A. Miller
Godfrey Schulz
J.P. Schulze
Henry Weisser
S. Kirchholtz
F.C. Brunck
P. Dorsheimer
B. Tiphaine
Geo. M. Kolb
Lem H. Florsheim
John J. Weber
Adam Geier
Y. Schuhmacher
Geo. Rollo
J.F. Seibel
Casper Riefler
D.G. Blanck
Georg Hess
A. Lang
D. Lang
L. Seidenberg
Ph. A. Wagner
S. Philip
J. Lessler
F. Kroll
M. Clor
B.L. Tiphain
Charles Hutter
John Schweigert
John Keogh
D. Kissock
M.D. Towne
Thos. Merrigan
James Ryan
John Colston
Wm. Robinson
C.N.P. Schurly
Jos. Whitter
Francis Kimmit
John F. Viele
P. Shanly
Thomas Edmonson
J. Lessler
James Coyne
Michael Devitt
John G. Reilly
John Rose
Rich. Scobell
Wm. Dodd
James Smith
David Ross
William Roland
Wm. Robertson
Jas. C. Thomson
Jas. Burke
Joseph Dixon
James McDermot
D. McDonald
Augustin Keogh
Jakob Kolb
Edmund C. Blanchette
John White
Henry Hart
Geo. J. Bryan
Charles P. Dwyer
Thomas Day
James McCool
Alexander Sloan
Wm. L. James
D.H. McBride
Aug. Cameron
Patrick Burke
G. Stark
James McNamara
Jacob Neidhardt
Hacob Laing
Charl. M. Emrich
Jacob Williams
Timothy Cochrane
Charles Dempsey
John Moony
A.B. Spencer
Barthol. Circirad
Peter Money
C.J. Cronich
James Fitzgerald
John Edward
Philipp Goodle
M. Friedenburg
Henry J. Warhus
W. Williams
Henry Gillet
W.J. Cowen
George Hollerith
William Burke
James Williamson
Wm. Gaffney
John Sheany
Thom. Eggert
John Dietz

Fireman's Ball

in

Gillig's Hall

The members of Fire Company
No. 9 (Hydraulics Company) will hold
a Ball in Gillig's Hall

on October 13th

to which the German public is cordially invited.
Coaches will come around at about 6PM.
Entrance Price $1 - Tickets can be purchased from the below committee members
and the members of the Company

Committee:

Frank Walderaff
John Getti
Friedrich Frick
John Breder
Frank Krupp
John H. Steven
Floor Manager - John Staudenheimer


German Camomile

is available and can be purchased at a reasonable price at the store of
                    Ph. Becker,
                390 Main Street, Buffalo, N.Y.


Window Glass, Oil Colors, etc.

can be had in large and small quantities from
                    Phil. Becker


Thursday, September 27, 1855: Page 2, column 1 top to bottom

Buffalo Democrat

Editor: Carl de Haas

Thursday, September 27

Meeting
Of Buffalo's Adopted [Naturalized] Citizens

Yesterday, Wednesday September 26th, a meeting was held in Dudley Hall by the adopted citizens of Buffalo without regard to nationality, religion or prior political affiliation.

At 7 PM the meeting organized itself with the nomination of C.F.[sic] Brunck as President with the following citizens for Vice-President: Patrick Milton, Henry L. Gillett, Phil. J. Heimlich, Franz Händel, Alb. Dellenbach, Jacob Scheu, James Bond, McKay, Geo. Voltz, Robert Hatfield, John Ellicott. Christ. Larbie, John Kelley.

The nominations for Secretary were: John W. Murphy, Ald. Weber, Patrick Coffee, Dr. Hauenstein, Thomas Merrigan, Dan. Darcy, Chas. De Haas.

F.C. Brunck delineated the purpose for the meeting: He raised the point that the adopted citizens had united due to extraordinary circumstances stemming from the assault of the Know-Nothings and that they had been force to adapt the motto "Help yourself" to their own purposes. A party may have risen up whose purpose is to rob the citizenry of its constituted rights as guaranteed by the State and US constitution and to persecute adopted citizens out of religious intolerance. In each state in which the Know-Nothings are currently in power blood may flow at the voting polls. One may be a Democrat for twenty years and have no intention of giving up his convictions; to even less degree could he ask his opponent to give up his. Each may support the State Ticket which he considers to be the best one, but in regard to the County and City Tickets all opponents of Know-Nothings and Temperance candidates must unite to a man in order to secure victory.

The hall was filled to capacity with its audience and the number of those present may have reached 1200.

Voting took place and a committee of seven men was appointed. The committee is composed of the following:
Geo. J. Bryan, F.A. Georger, James Ryan, M. Clor, L. Ziphau, Julius Hoffmann and John Cameron.

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some of those present asked Mr. Hughes to speak. Soon it became obvious that he belonged to a group under the direction of appointees of the National Administration whose purpose was to disturb orderly assemblies and create discord.

After Mr. Hughes was escorted from the meeting the following resolutions were passed by the appointed committee with Geo. Bryan speaking in the English language. He gave a brief but powerful speech in which he stipulated the grounds for the resolutions; the same speech was then delivered in German by J.[F.?] A. Georger.

The Adopted Citizens of Buffalo

We are gathered here today under unusual and extreme circumstances. A new and highly dangerous element has raised itself up in the political arena of our adopted fatherland, in the land for which we have left the homes of our fathers, to which we still carry fond memories. From the first we are caught up in the fate of this free, growing and fortunate Republic and as adopted citizens we gather to oppose en masse a secret political party which falsely calls itself "truly American" but generally is known by the name "Know-Nothing" or the Party of Darkness. For the first time in the history of this Republic we see an organized party which has taken steps in our midst and has as its goal to suppress us through the most unheard-of proscriptions and with the most outrageous injustice rob us of our most treasured civic and religious freedom as it was first declared to the world through the Declaration of Independence, empowered through the blood spilled during the Revolution, and guaranteed through the Constitution to all its citizens, be they born here or adopted. As adopted citizens of this "Land of the Free and Home of the Brave" we stand second to none in our love and respect for republican institutions. The bones of adopted citizens, who fell in the dark and dangerous days of the Revolution, the War of 1812 and the wars with Mexico, now decay with those of native citizens who fell in the same wars for the establishment and continuance of that same freedom and so shall they forever lie.

Since we have placed this value on our invaluable freedom, so we declare here our unchanged dependence on the institutions of our adopted fatherland and our firm resolve to oppose every attempt to curtail our constitutional rights. Thus it is


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resolved, that Know-Nothingism runs contrary to the spirit of our republican government, it negates the tenets upon which the Republic is supported and it threatens republican principles especially with regard to domestic and world-wide issues.

Resolved, that it is the intention of this assembly, made up of the adopted citizens of Buffalo without regard to religion, nationality or previous political affiliation, to unite and support candidates who are resolutely against Know-Nothingism; unity brings strength and through union of purpose and activity we may prevail over our common foe.

Resolved, that we shall take this as an appropriate opportunity to express our opposition to the tenets upon which the Temperance Law is based since it limits personal freedom. Though we view intemperance as a great evil, sound human reason understands that the history of such evil may be better treated by moral means rather than laws of prohibition and we will support only those candidates who are opposed to such laws.

Resolved, that unity among ourselves and with all our native citizens, who are in agreement with us on these issues, is the best way to defeat our opponent. We invite those of the two most prevalent political parties who are opposed to the Know-Nothings and the Maine Temperance Law, or any other Temperance laws, to join with us and appoint through their respective political organizations and conventions joint candidates for city and county office, whom we will support on Election Day.

Resolved, that the president will appoint a committee of four, of which he shall be the fifth, whose duty it is to call another meeting of the adopted citizens in case one or the other major political parties does not work towards this proposed union.

Further attempts were made by the above-mentioned gang to disrupt the meeting but they were thwarted by the acceptance of the resolution by a significant majority. A motion was made to adjourn the meeting.
                                 F.C. Brunck, President

   W. Morphey, Ald. Weber
Patrick Coffee, Dr. Hauenstein,
Th. Merrigan, Dan. Darcy,
Chas. De Haas, Secretary