Thursday, January 31, 2013

A February story

February 7, 1919

Two high-spirited Minster boys named Gerwells and Schemmel got themselves in trouble in Ft. Loramie.  Mr. Gerwells made an insulting remark to Pvt. Arthur Kiefer in the presence of ladies and was asked to apologize.  When he refused Pvt. Kiefer knocked him out.  Later, Gerwells and Schemmel threw a pop bottle through the window of Brucken's Pool Room.  They were arrested and taken to jail where they set fire to the bed clothes.  The next day they were taken before Mayor Quinlin who fined them each $5 and sentenced Mr. Gerwells to 10 days in jail.