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1895

12 11       MECHANICAL BEAR EXHIBIT

The mechanical bear on exhibition in the show window of W. F. Gruetzmacher, 313 [East] Main Street, is among the best mechanical toys ever brought to the city.  It is very perfectly made and covered with fine fur.  It is entirely new, exceedingly attractive, and amuses both old and young.  We deem it one of the best window attractions we know of.  The bear blows soap bubbles by putting a little soap suds in a metal plate.   WR

 

1900

04 10       REMODELED AND ADDITION ERECTED

Frank Nowack’s store building at 317 [should be 313] Main Street, occupied by The Fair, W. F. Gruetzmacher, proprietor, will be remodeled and a large addition erected in the rear.  When completed the building will be ninety-five feet in length and both stories will be occupied by Mr. Gruetzmacher, who intends branching out considerably and operating a department store.  The stock will not, however, include dry goods and groceries.  WR

 

1905

02 14          DISMISSAL OF POSTMASTER W. F. GRUETZMACHER CONSIDERED

"Representative H. C. Evans called at the post office department today at the request of Postmaster General Wynn to consider the dismissal of Postmaster William F. Gruetzmacher of Watertown, Wis., and to make a recommendation for a successor in that office.  It appears that the removal of Postmaster Gruetzmacher was decided upon by the department on the strength of the report of a post office inspector who claimed to have found irregularities in the Watertown office, but not attributing wrong-doing on the part of the postmaster nor making charges involving turpitude against him.  The point was simply made that the irregularities had occurred during his service as postmaster.  Mr. Adams has not heard anything about the charges or any suggestions of a change in the Watertown office until called to the department today.  He made a strong plea for Postmaster Gruetzmacher.  The reply of the Postmaster General was that the postmaster has been removed but the department would take under consideration a request for further hearing in the case.  Postmaster Gruetzmacher has been in office about three years, having been appointed on the recommendation of former Representative Dahle, and the term does not expire until sometime next year."  The above appeared in the Washington correspondence in last week Wednesday's Milwaukee Sentinel, and caused great surprise here.  On being interviewed by The Gazette editor regarding postmaster W. F. Gruetzmacher stated that he had received a wire from Congressman Adams asking him if he desired a hearing.  He answered in the affirmative and expects a date to be set soon for a hearing of the case.

 

06 01       GRUETZMACHER WILL NOT BE REMOVED FOR THE PRESENT

A Washington dispatch of May 24 says:  The post office department today made an order to the effect that Postmaster W. F. Gruetzmacher at Watertown will not be removed for the present and will probably be permitted to serve out the remainder of his term, which does not expire for about a year.  Upon an order made in the closing days of Postmaster General Wynne's term, Mr. Gruetzmacher was to be removed.  This was based upon a report by a post office inspector who asserted that there were irregularities in the office, and although the postmaster was not directly responsible therefore, he was held to be generally responsible for the conduct of his office and his retirement for the good of the service was ordered.  Postmaster General Cortelyou declined to rescind the order of his predecessor, but decided to have another investigation made, the result of which is that the postmaster will be retained. 

 

1908

Gruetzmacher, William F

1908, Taft and Sherman club organized

Gruetzmacher, William F

1908, Poultry organization formed

Gruetzmacher, William F

1908, Purchased bldg at 210 E Main

 

1909

Gruetzmacher, William F

1909, 313 Main St, books and stationery

Gruetzmacher, William F

1909, Agent of city maps and interurban guide

 

 

 

1913

01 16       WHITE AND BLACK ORPINGTONS

Poultry Notes.  W. F. Gruetzmacher & Sons of Watertown, breeders of White and Black Orpingtons, entered six birds and won six prizes on his blacks at the Milwaukee show:  First cock, first cockerel, first, second, third and fourth hen.— [Milwaukee Sentinel, Jan. 12, 1913]   WG

 

1915

10 21       BURGLARS AT WORK

Last Tuesday night burglars entered William Gruetzmacher’s store on Main Street and secured a number of watches, pocket books, bracelets, watch chains, and other kinds of articles.  The same night the City Dry Cleaning Works across the street from the Gruetzmacher store was also entered and a woman’s long coat taken, also two men’s over coats, two coats and two pairs of pants.  Both places were entered through the rear doors by breaking the glass therein and turning the keys left on the inside.  It would not be a bad idea to have the city place electric lights in all the city alleys.   WG

 

 

 

 

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