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STATE OF MICHIGAN.

qualities wbich attracted to her a large circle To all to whom these presents shall come, or may in any of acquaintances. Three children survived her. wise concern, the President, Secretary and Censors of , Melissa M., wife of Dr. R. R. Kirby, of Petersthe Monroe County Medical Society send greeting: burgh, and two sons, Charles M. and Sheldon B.,

hereas. Joseph L. Tucker hath exhibited who lived to maturity, but both now deceased. unto us satisfactory evidence that he is duly

In the autumn of 1867 Dr. Tucker removed to qualified to practice physic and surgery, know the village of Petersburgh, Monroe county, and ve, that pursuant to the power and authority on May 2, 1868, was united in marriage with vested in us by law, we do grant unto the said

Miss Isabel E. Posey, of Helena, Ohio, who Joseph L. Tucker the privilege of practicing

died November 15, 1874. One daughter by pbysic and surgery in this State, together with this marriage survives, Nora Bell, who is at all the rights and immunities which usually present a student in the scientific department appertain to physicians and surgeons.

of the Northern Indiana Normal College at GEORGE LANDON, )

• Valparaiso, Indiana.

His residence continued in Petersburgh until E. ADAMS,

his death, which occurred June 11, 1880. The In testimony whereof we have caused the

funeral services were conducted by the Rev.

Edwin Dawes,of the Methodist church of Petergseal of the society to be bereunto affixed, at the city of Monroe, this 26th day of February,

burgh. The funeral was largely attended by

his friends, and as a special mark of respect A. D. 1840. WILLIAM M. SMITH,

the Masonic lodges of Lambertville, Dundee President, P. L.

and Petersburgh were represented in a body and Attest: HARRY CONANT, Secretary.

accompanied the remains to the cemetery east

of the village, where the Hon. James I. Russell, In the spring of 1850, Dr. Tucker with his master of Blanchard Lodge, of Petersburgh, prowife became actively identified with the First nounced an eulogy, making just recognition of Baptist Church of Erie, under the pastorate of the honorable and useful life of the deceased. Elder John Thomas, and during his long residence in that locality he contributed to its true interest with unswerving fidelity. He was

EDWARD GEORGE JOSEPH LAUER, eminently faithful and strict in meeting every personal obligation in business, in the church, Or as he is better known to the inhabitants of in society, and wherever duty called him to Monroe and vicinity, Ed. G. J. Lauer, was born act. He was of that conscientious New Eng February 20, 1859, the place of his nativity land mould which made him especially vigilant being Monroe, and his parents Sebastian and of every charge comunitted to his care, and Phillipine (Seitz) Lauer. His father was a tbroughout his long residence in Erie was native of Landshausen, Baden, where he was largely relied upon in promoting the true pros. born February 9, 1820, and came to this counperity of the township, seeking faithfully to try in 1841, settling in Monroe in 1843, and promote the establishment of general educa- married August 2, 1845; beginning the boot tion, and was among the first to secure a schol- and shoe business with his brother-in-law, E. arship in Hillsdale College when that institu- Yaeger, June 1, 1846, remaining in partnership tion was in its infancy. Dr. Tucker was a with him until his death, July 19, 1860; the member of the Masonic fraternity and held the business being now carried on by E. Yaeger & office of treasurer at the time of his death. Son at the same stand where it was commenced

In politics he was originally a Democrat, but in 1846. His mother was born in Wachenfrom the beginning of the presidential cam- beim, Bararia, May 11, 1826, coming to Amerpaign of 1857 until his death he was identified ica and settling in Monroe in 1837. August with the Republican party.

17, 1883, she died. She left to mourn her loss On the 6th of June, 1860, he was called to one daughter, Mrs. J. F. Wagner, of Monroe, mourn the death of his wife, who for over a and two sons, Emanuel S. and Edward, of quarter of a century had walked faithfully by wbich Edward was the youngest. his side; a woman endowed with rare social Left an orphan at the tender age of two years,

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Mr. Lauer owes, in a great measure, his present goods. By being careful to do in every case position in society to the Christian teachings as he promised in his advertisements, and of a loved mother, and after three years' instruc- keeping faith with his customers, and already tion at the parochial school connected with having the good will and confidence of the Emanuel (Lutheran) church, more familiarly public by reason of his long acquaintance with known as “the Old Peartree church,” at the them, trade grew apace, until before the year age of nine he entered the Monroe union schools had passed his first venture of a light stock of and pursued his studies for five years, when goods compelled him to fill a large portion of . the necessity of doing sometbing for the sup- his shelving with empty boxes in order to port of his aged mother so worked on his filial make a showing. He had visited the eastern affections that he renounced all idea of further markets several times, posting bimself on all education and entered upon his life work by the latest novelties that were being introduced securing employment in the dry goods store of and from them selecting all the most desirable Gouverneur Morris, starting at the princely for the Monroe market, making it always bis salary of seven dollars a month and board study and aim to keep on hand only fresh, de. himself. His connection with Mr. Morris con- sirable and salable goods, and giving his cus tinued until the spring of 1877, when he entered tomers a selection from a line as large and the employ of J. M. Bulkley, where he remained varied as any store of the kind in Toledo or until the spring of 1881, when Mr. B. improved Detroit. To all who came he took pleasure in the opportunity of enlarging his business by showing goods and quoting prices; the rich, the removal to Manistee, Michigan. Mr. Lauer, poor, were always shown the same attention in having by close application acquired a thor- his store, and found Mr. Lauer and his clerks ough knowledge of the dry goods business pleasant, affable and courteous, with whom it during his nine years' clerkship, conceived the was always a pleasure to do business. This idea that Monroe could sustain a metropolitan line of conduct deservedly found its reward in dry goods emporium, and with that vision in the rapid increase of his business, until the his mind he made the start on May 1, 1881, the empty boxes had been taken from the shelving result of which has already shown that he bad and new goods and greater varieties taken a peculiar adaptation and talent for his chosen their place, and in less than two years he was occupation. Engaging the store at No. 25 crowded for room in which to show his stock Front street, he went to New York City, and accommodate his customers. He sucand with no capital and but little back. ceeded in obtaining a lease of the rear end of ing other than his experience in the business the adjoining store, which was soon filled and and the well wishes of his many friends more room wanted. This was temporarily in Monroe, made the acquaintance of Mr. obtained by adding twelve feet of the rear end John H. Reed, of the large wholesale dry of Miss Webb’s store to this ell, and in June, goods house of Bates, Reed & Cooley, to whom 1886, he took the entire store and at once he frankly stated the circumstances in which tbrew the two rooms into one, new show winhe was situated, the condition of business in dows were put in and the store handsomely Monroe and a brief outline of what he expected painted and papered, giving it a neat, fresh, to accomplish. His manly bearing and honest attractive and convenient appearance, which appearance, together with his intimate knowl- can hardly be excelled in the county. While edge of the wants of prospective customers, the fact that Mr. Lauer has by his untiring insoon made a warm friend of Mr. Reed, wbo, dustry, judicious advertising and honest dealwith no further references than his own prac- ing, as well as his universally courteous and tical judgment of human nature, offered Mr. gentlemanly conduct, built up his trade from Lauer all the credit he might need in starting its small beginning to its present mammoth his business venture. He commenced with a proportions, is greatly to his credit as an enersmall stock of fine and well selected goods, and getic and pushing business man, yet he modin accordance with his convictions began a estly shifts much of the credit to his clerical system of judicious advertising in which he force, in which he has been exceeding fortuannounced to the public what he had in stock, nate in bis selection. On the starting of his and that he was offering bargains in his line of mercantile bark, Mr. William F. Schmidt, who

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