The Buffalo Volksfreund [The Buffalo People's Friend], a German newspaper published from 1868 until 1982. Microfilm coverage begins at January 2, 1891.

Friday, January 16, 1891 - Page 2, column 2 middle

The Death of Dr. Dellenbaugh

Dr. Friedrich Dellenbaugh died yesterday in his home at 439 Richmond Avenue. Shortly before he had moved from Broadway. He reached the grand old age of 83.

He was born in Switzerland, emigrated to America in 1825, first settled in Pennsylvania and came in 1831 to Buffalo, where he established himself as a practicing physician at the corner of Rock Street and Maiden Lane. At the time he was Buffalo's only German physician.

At one time he represented the Fourth Ward in the City Council. His marriage was blessed with four daughters and one son, who died many years ago. He was respected and loved by all.

Friday, January 16, 1891 - Page 2, column 3 middle

Order your Oysters or Fish


At Joseph J. Bayer's, 258 Broadway, you get the best and the freshest. Or you can have it delivered to your home at the lowest market prices.

Saturday, January 17, 1891 - Page 2, column 5 middle

Quickly followed him to the Grave


A couple of days ago we reported on the death of our fellow citizen, Johann B. Schug, whose earthly remains were given to the grave yesterday. He was born in Kalingen, Lothringia in 1823 and came to Buffalo in the early 1850s. Here for some time he ran a vegetable market, which gave him a good and secure living. In 1864 he married the widow Katharina Brickner, who gave him three children, two daughters and one son. All three are married and living comfortably in this city. Last night the wife of the man buried yesterday followed her husband into eternity. This quick following of one by the other in death is a peculiar case because the wife was taken to her death bed while the corpse of her husband was still in the house. Mrs. Schug suffered a stroke two years ago from which she recovered. On Thursday evening she had a second stroke to which she succumbed last night around 11 o'clock. The deceased reached the age of 68 years and was born in Alsatia. She was a brave Christian woman and was respected by all who knew her. The departed was for many years a member of the Ladies Sodality and the St. Ann's Society of St. Ann's Church. After only a brief separation hopefully death has reunited her with her husband for a blissful eternal life.

Saturday, January 17, 1891 - Page 2, column 1 middle

Queen City Mutual Fire Insurance Society

The yearly meeting of the members of the above named society will be held on Tuesday, January 27, 1891 in Schwabl's Hall on Broadway. The election of 5 directors will also take place. All members are invited to attend. Polls will be open from 4 to 8 PM. The general meeting will start at 8PM.
                                          The Board of Directors
First Grand

Concert and Ball

- of the -

Rhine Palatinate

Benevolent Society and the Saengerbund

in Harmonia Hall

On Monday Evening, January 26, 1891

Tickets, per couple....25 cents

Can be purchased at Anton Metzger's, 182 Broadway; Daniel Young, 568 Genesee St.; Martin Reeb, 686 Genesee St.; John Graebel, 85 Cherry St.

- Grand -

Masked Ball

presented by

The Buffalo Butcher's Union No. 1

in Harmonia Hall

Tuesday, January 20, 1891

Entrance 50 cents, extra tickets for ladies 25 cents.

Friends of the Union as well as orderly members of the public are cordially invited.

Tickets can be purchased from the members and at that evening at the Hall
                                          The Committee

German Theater

Sunday, January 18, 1891

The Juggler


Berlin and Leipzig!
An Original Farce with Song in 4 Acts by Emil Pohl,
with Music by Conradt

Tickets can be reserved at the Turners' Hall

Gates open at 7 PM, Performance begins precisely at 8 PM

Wednesday, January 21, 1891 - Page 2, column 7 middle



Martin Fischer, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of our city, died this morning at his home on Franklin Street. He had reached the grand old age of 82 years. He was born in 1808 in Alsatia-Lothringia, came to Buffalo in 1830, and lived in our midsts continuously until his death. He built a house on Franklin Street which was his home for 58 years. He leaves behind nine children, 33 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

He was a Trustee of St. Louis Church during the turbulent days of 1851 to 1855 and he always did his utmost to bring about a reconciliation during the time of ecclesiastical difficulties.

He lived to see the church transform from a log structure to a magnificent edifice. The oldest members of the St. Louis congregation still hold him in highest memory.

The funeral will be held on Saturday morning at St. Louis Church.

The burial service will be held tomorrow morning at 8 AM from the establishment of undertaker F.H. Kraft, 31 East Huron Street and from St. Vincent Church at Cold Spring.

Go on to Coverage beginning January 22, 1891

Susan Kriegbaum-Hanks
August 24, 2003