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HISTORY OF ALPENA COUNTY

BY WILLIAM BOULTON IN 1876

The German Aid Society was organized June 26th, 1871. with the following officers: Charles Golling, president; E. Malsh, vice-president; Charles Wurst, seccretary; and Charles Hueber, treasurer. The Pioneer Society organized December 15, 1875, and is composed of settlers who arrived in Alpena prior to June 1, 1865. Mr. J. K. Lockwood president, and A. C. Tefft secretary. The Alpena Boat Club was organized October 19, 1874, with eighteen mem-berrs. During the summer of 1875, the club procured a six-oared barge, built by Capt. S. E. Burnham, Saginaw city. The barge is 48 feet 8 inches in length, and 44 inches beam, and has since been turned into an eight-oared barge. In the fall of 1875 a boat house was built, at a cost of $500, sixty feet long and 24 feet wide. The Pedro crew is from the members of the Alpena Boat Club, and consists of four members, V. C. Burnham, captain; J: H. Fletcher, stroke; E. Kelsey, 2; and H. D. Churchill 3. This crew have a four-oared out-rigged barge, 32 feet long and 36 inches beam, named Pedro, after the five spot of hearts, the emblem of the Pedro crew. In January, 1876, by the burning of Beebe's Hall, at that time leased by the club; the society lost in oars, flags, etc.. about $300. The present value of club property is about $1, 200. The present officers are W. L. Churchill, president; A. R. McDonald, vice-president; E. Wilcox, secretary; J. H. Fletcher, captain; and Z. M. Knight, ensign. This society has been the means of originating a number of very pleasant hops, masquerades, etc., which have helped to enliven the long winters.

ALPENA COUNTY MICHIGAN


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Alpena County is in 3 sections your are in section 3.
Section 1
Section 2
 






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