Milton History

a pictorial history of Milton, PA

History of the Milton Fire of May 14, 1880

Courtesy of Ron Budman: The list below came from a booklet published in Milton in 1881 by the Argus Power Print Company. The title is “The History of the Great Fire at Milton, PA on Friday, May 14, 1880”. It was written by William H. Smith, editor of The Argus newspaper. The entire document in PDF format (360 KB) is available here.

There are 516 names listed, of people who suffered a loss in the fire and needed financial help to recover. The list is totaled, but the total does not match the figures in the document, for a variety of possible reasons.

Milton Fire Relief Fund Claimants


NAMES OF CLAIMANTS Estimated Loss Percent Amount Awarded
Allison Mary$42.0050%$21.00
Adams M. S.$300.0050%$150.00
Albright Miranda$200.0075%$150.00
Ammon Sallie$22.24 50%$11.12
Angeny Minerva$400.0050%$200.00
Angstadt Joseph$150.0025%$38.75
Ard George    did not appear
Auchmuty B. F.$400.0025%$100.00
Ayres C. L.$500.0050%$250.00
Bailey Henrietta and sister     nihil
Bailey Henry F.$600.0050%$300.00
Baker Sallie   did not appear
Baker Walter$11.0050%$5.50
Balliet & Swartz $1600.0015%$240.00
Balliet J. C. $600.0010%$60.00
Balliet L. D. $600.0010%$60.00
Balliet Levi$4000.0013%$500.00
Barnitz Rev. A. M.$700.0030%$210.00
Barnitz Samuel J.$100.0020%$20.00
Barr H. D.$1200.005%$60.00
Barr Manfred$100.0025%$25.00
Batdorf Adam$800.0030%$240.00
Belles Cornelius$1500.0025%$375.00
Belles Elizabeth$270.0060%$162.00
Bellman Sarah$400.0060%$240.00
Bentley Charles$10.0050%$5.00
Berry John $300.0050%$150.00
Bickle & Bailey $8000.008%$600.00
Bickle Elias$1000.0015%$150.00
Billmyer Hamlin$350.0020%$70.00
Billmyer Mrs.$140.0020%$28.00
Bitten W. G.$258.0050%$129.00
Blachley Hannah$100.0075%$75.00
Bogle Emma N.$1000.0030%$300.00
Bogle John A.$100.0025%$25.00
Bogle Wm. H.$2500.0010%$250.00
Bond James M.$190.0050%$95.00
Bond Mrs. M.$99.0050%$49.50
Bound Emma$400.0050%$200.00
Bound Franklin     nihil
Bowers Mrs. E. $500.0040%$200.00
Bratten P. H.$1600.0020%$320.00
Bratten R. P.$300.0050%$150.00
Brattigan F. A.$10.0050%$5.00
Brown Emanuel $57.0020%$11.40
Brown George$500.0025%$125.00
Brown Gotloeb     nihil
Brown Louis Mrs.$71.50 60%$42.90
Bruch Annie$40.0050%$20.00
Bucksbaum Rosanna$3000.0020%$600.00
Burman James D.$165.0020%$33.00
Burns Kate $500.0040%$200.00
Burris C. $100.0050%$50.00
Burris H. H.$300.0050%$150.00
Byers John$600.0050%$300.00
Cadwallader Estate     nihil
Cadwallader Albert    nihil
Cadwallader Ham.$900.0025%$225.00
Cadwell Daniel $10.0050%$5.00
Caldwell Joseph$800.0025%$200.00
Caldwell Joseph Mrs.$1200.0025%$300.00
Campbell Celinda$120.75 50%$60.37
Campbell Kate and Catherine$150.0050%$75.00
Campbell Mary $1900.0030%$570.00
Carew F. D. $116.0010%$11.60
Carothers Rev J. M.   did not appear
Carter Edward$200.0060%$120.00
Caughlin Mary $17.40 50%$8.70
Cawley Dubicus    nihil
Cawley Lydia $500.0015%$75.00
Chamberlin Wm. B.    nihil
Chapin E. W. and A. S.$800.0020%$160.00
Chapin Hannah $400.0015%$60.00
Clymer Jacob $500.0040%$200.00
Coder John D.$1000.0030%$300.00
Comly Jane S.$300.0050%$150.00
Cooder Thomas$30.0050%$15.00
Cook Mary $24.50 50%$12.25
Cooper Abraham$200.0050%$100.00
Cooper Emma J. $115.0050%$57.50
Cornelius Frank $35.0050%$17.50
Correy Rachel$800.0015%$120.00
Correy Robert W. $3500.0012%$420.00
Cox C. D.$2500.0015%$375.00
Cox Hannah$200.0050%$100.00
Critzer Jacob $40.0030%$12.00
Crossgrove L. J.$3000.0015%$450.00
Crossley David$250.0050%$125.00
Cummings Harriet$75.0050%$37.50
Dane Malinda $30.00100%$30.00
Datesman Robert     nihil
Davis Dr. U. Q.$5000.003%$125.00
Derr A. C.$500.0050%$250.00
Derr H. C.$1500.0015%$225.00
Derr R. C.$80.0025%$20.00
Detweiler George$125.0075%$93.75
Dieffenderfer Soloman$700.0010%$70.00
Dildine John$1000.0020%$200.00
DillmanBarbara Mrs.$100.0050%$50.00
Dindore Anna $12.0050%$6.00
Divel Anna $15.0050%$7.50
Divle Elizabeth$60.0050%$30.00
Dixon Thomas$78.0075%$58.50
Donachy R. $112.0075%$84.00
Dougal Chas. H. M.D.     nihil
Dougal Margaret$400.0010%$40.00
Drepperd Kate $100.0075%$75.00
Driefuss Lucetta $129.25 50%$64.62
Driefuss Regina $84.75 50%$42.37
Driefuss Samuel $800.0015%$120.00
Driefuss Wolf$75.0050%$37.50
Dull W. J.$21.75 50%$12.37
Duncan Louisa$185.0050%$92.50
Dutt John$250.0050%$125.00
Easton John$30.0050%$15.00
Eckert William D. $300.0075%$225.00
Eckert William R. $14.0050%$7.00
EgbertMrs. Mary$400.0075%$300.00
Egbert Daniel $250.0075%$187.50
Ehrhart William $200.0050%$100.00
Eicholtz George $450.0050%$225.00
Emsweller Henry $206.0075%$154.50
Entee Samuel Mrs. $200.0050%$100.00
Evans George W. $3000.0020%$600.00
Evans Mrs. I. A. $100.0025%$25.00
Everett George$600.0050%$300.00
Everett Mary$19.0050%$9.50
Fausnaught J. J. $360.0050%$180.00
Fausnaught J. J. & Co.    nihil
Fisher Daniel K.$400.0050%$200.00
Fix Michael $100.0025%$25.00
Flemming H. A. $25.0050%$12.50
Flemming Lydia$264.0075%$198.00
FollmerMary$1000.0025%$250.00
Follmer A. C. $125.0050%$62.50
Follmer J. S.$2000.005%$100.00
Follmer Jacob     nihil
Follmer Savilla and sister$700.0030%$210.00
Frederick A.     nihil
Free M. L. $400.0050%$200.00
Freed Jonathon $1200.0040%$480.00
Freed W. H.$3000.0020%$600.00
Frick R. M. $2500.0010%$250.00
Fries & Co.$2475.0020%$495.00
Fries Jacob$320.0050%$160.00
Fry Jesse $250.0050%$125.00
Frymire Henry $600.0010%$60.00
Frymire Mrs. Elizabeth$2000.0030%$600.00
Frymire Sarah Mrs.$400.0035%$140.00
Fulton H. C.     nihil
Funk B. F. $800.0040%$320.00
Galbraith Mary R. $600.0040%$240.00
Galbraith Wm. B.$800.0040%$320.00
Gauby George T.$500.0030%$150.00
Gauger C. H.$280.0040%$112.00
Gauger Horace M.$300.0015%$45.00
Gauger J. F.     nihil
Gauger J. F. Committee for J. R. Smith $1000.0025%$250.00
Gaus Michael $500.0030%$150.00
Gehrig Henry H.$125.0050%$62.50
Gehrig Adelaide$800.0015%$120.00
Gehrig Eliza. $1200.0035%$420.00
Gehrig Elizabeth $1473.0030%$441.90
Gheer W. A. $500.0050%$250.00
Gilliece Mrs. O. M.    nihil
Gilmore Sarah J.$700.0030%$210.00
Glassmire John $117.0050%$58.50
Godcharles J. B.$800.0020%$160.00
Goodling N. O.     nihil
Gosner J. W.$439.0050%$219.50
Graham Margaret$900.0020%$180.00
Graham Thomas $300.0025%$75.00
Gray Clarissa$25.0050%$12.50
Green Joseph$400.0030%$120.00
Green John B.$160.0050%$80.00
Griffin Mary$150.0050%$75.00
Griffin Thomas $500.0020%$100.00
Grossman George$85.0015%$12.75
Grubb Foster E.$78.0050%$39.00
Grubb John M. $250.0050%$125.00
Grubb Susanna$298.0050%$149.00
Hackenberg Mary $140.0050%$70.00
Hailstock John $284.92 25%$71.23
Hammond Kate $73.0050%$36.50
Harper Wesley H. $40.0050%$20.00
Harris C. H. $72.0050%$36.00
Harris Henry A. $1600.0015%$240.00
Harris J. D.     nihil
Harris Joseph $350.0030%$105.00
Harris Persley R. $108.85 40%$43.50
Harris Reese $180.0040%$72.50
Hartranft Edward $200.0050%$100.00
Hartranft Henry $25.0050%$12.50
Hatfield Ella E. $20.0050%$10.00
Hatfield R. L. $246.0050%$123.00
Hauck Rev. C. C. $500.0025%$125.00
Hauckenberry J. D. $375.0050%$187.50
Haunty Frank P. $251.0050%$125.50
Haupt William $400.0030%$120.00
Hause Jonas H. $1500.0020%$300.00
Heckdendorn Nora $300.0040%$120.00
Hector George $100.0025%$25.00
Heimebach Kate $20.0050%$10.00
Hewlet G. W. $400.0050%$200.00
Hilber Dennis $250.0050%$125.00
Hilgert Louis     nihil
Hogendobler Eliza $1500.0030%$450.00
Hohey Bridget $25.50 50%$12.75
Hop Wm. and brother and sister $500.0040%$200.00
Hopler Anthony $170.0020%$34.00
Hopler William R. $164.0050%$82.00
Houghland Samuel $4000.0020%$800.00
Housel John M. $1200.005%$60.00
Housel Manfred $75.0050%$37.50
Housel Samantha $234.0050%$117.00
Housel Ward $75.0050%$37.50
Houtz John M.     nihil
Hoy Charles     nihil
Huether John W. $163.0050%$81.50
Huff C. F. $1200.0050%$600.00
Huff H. E. $900.0020%$180.00
Huff Lawrence $2000.0030%$600.00
Huff Lawrence administrator     nihil
Hughes George E. $100.0060%$60.00
Hughes Susan $35.0050%$17.50
Hughes Susan Mrs $50.0050%$25.00
Huhan Mary $29.0050%$14.50
Hull William $3000.0025%$750.00
Hulsizer Jacob $1000.0025%$250.00
Hulsizer John $2000.0030%$600.00
Huth Catherine Louisa $300.25 25%$75.00
Huth Henry $2000.005%$100.00
Huth Nathaniel $927.0035%$324.45
Huth William $1200.0030%$360.00
Imbody Susan $800.0025%$200.00
Irvin Daniel $500.0050%$250.00
Johnson D. W. $327.0050%$163.50
Jones Margaret and Martha $2000.0025%$500.00
Jordan Frank $932.0010%$93.20
Kaufman J. B. $500.0075%$375.00
Kearns Mrs. C. M. $1200.0025%$300.00
Keiser C. A. $432.0050%$216.00
Keiser Henry $110.0050%$55.00
Kelchner Mrs. Sarah $379.0040%$151.60
Kellogg A. H. $500.0050%$250.00
Kelly Elizabeth $54.25 50%$27.12
Kelly Phoebe $14.0050%$7.00
Kemmerer Mrs. Wm. $400.0050%$200.00
Kennedy D. C. $700.0050%$350.00
Kennedy Julia $240.95 50%$120.47
Kepler F. P $2000.0035%$700.00
Kerr Milton $300.0050%$150.00
Kerstetter J. S. $247.0050%$123.50
Killian E. D. $926.60 80%$741.30
Killian Horace M. $35.0050%$17.50
Killian John M. $15.0050%$7.50
Killian Sallie A. $35.0050%$17.50
King Elizabeth $300.0030%$90.00
Kingon John $54.0050%$27.00
NAMES OF CLAIMANTS Estimated Loss Percent Amount Awarded
Kissinger H. A. $150.0050%$75.00
Knorr David $800.0030%$240.00
Kram David     nihil
Kramer Nancy $1000.0020%$200.00
Kramm Alice $111.0050%$55.50
Krauser Alfred $65.0050%$32.50
Krauser C. B. $3500.0015%$525.00
Krauser Carrie $64.0050%$32.00
Krauser Daniel and wife $1600.0030%$480.00
Krauser Mrs. Susan $3270.0025%$817.50
Kreitzer Washington $2000.0030%$600.00
Kunkle D. T. $183.75 60%$110.25
Kurtz F. P. $175.0060%$105.00
Kurtz J. G. $1400.0015%$210.00
Lambert H. A. $300.0040%$120.00
Lamm Lewis $150.0035%$52.50
Lamm M. $1200.0025%$300.00
Law Wm. H. $1500.0025%$375.00
Lawson Elizabeth    did not appear
Lawson John L . $1600.0013%$200.00
Leib Louis $225.0070%$157.50
Leib Margaret $125.0050%$62.50
Leiberman Morris $3500.0020%$700.00
Leiberman Rachel $500.0040%$200.00
Leidy S. A. $1000.0030%$300.00
Leland Abner $60.0050%$30.00
Levers Joseph     nihil
Lewis Lawrence $261.0050%$130.50
Lloyd Wm. M. $450.0040%$180.00
Lochman A. $1200.0030%$360.00
Long Tillie $200.0050%$100.00
Longan James D. $800.0050%$400.00
Lucas Samuel $213.0050%$106.50
Lunger John $140.0050%$70.00
Lutheran Church    nihil
Mack Anna $82.0050%$41.00
Malady Charles $700.0015%$105.00
Malaney James $25.00100%$25.00
Marr Margaret H. $500.0030%$150.00
Marsh D. G. $1500.0025%$375.00
Marsh Mary D. $1000.0020%$200.00
Marsh Williamson     nihil
Marshall William $210.0050%$105.00
Martin Maggie $54.55 50%$27.25
Martz Abraham $177.0070%$123.90
Martz Charles $73.75 75%$55.31
Martz Elmira $1550.0030%$465.00
Martz Frederick S. $140.0075%$105.00
Martz John S. $120.0050%$60.00
Martz Sallie $185.0050%$92.50
Martz Thomas J. $25.0050%$12.50
Mathias Susan A. $78.00100%$78.00
Mausteller Paul     nihil
McCormick J. H. $2050.0020%$410.00
McCormick Rebecca     nihil
McDaniels M. A. $30.0050%$15.00
McGingan James $1000.0025%$250.00
McGingan Rebecca $350.0050%$175.00
McGinley Woods J. $19.50 50%$9.75
McIlhenney Rev. $300.0050%$150.00
McLaughlin William $50.0020%$10.00
McMurtrie Rebecca     nihil
Meixel Jacob $200.0025%$50.00
Meixel Peter $400.0040%$160.00
Methodist Church     nihil
Miles Dr. J. H. $350.0030%$105.00
Miles William $800.0040%$320.00
Miller Irene E. $1600.0030%$480.00
Miller James R. $1600.0015%$240.00
Miller Jerome P. $1300.0030%$390.00
Miller Mrs. D. B. $145.0020%$29.00
Miller William C. $300.0025%$75.00
Mitchell SamueI L. $859.0025%$214.75
Montague Henry $1000.0010%$100.00
Montgomery Margaret $125.0075%$93.75
Moore C. B. $2500.0015%$375.00
Moore Elizabeth $1400.0030%$420.00
Moore Savilla $2000.0035%$700.00
Morrison Richard $70.0030%$21.00
Moyer M. H. $350.0050%$175.00
Mulliner William $125.00100%$125.00
Mummey Charles $400.0075%$300.00
Murray Dora B. $75.0050%$37.50
Murray Hiram L. $900.0030%$270.00
Murray Mrs. Mary $600.0050%$300.00
Murray Sarah Jane $150.0050%$75.00
Murray William M. $300.0040%$120.00
Musgrave John $694.0050%$347.00
Nace W. A. $227.0050%$113.50
Neihart Joshua R. $232.0050%$116.00
Noriconk Michael F. $1980.0025%$495.00
Norriconk John $2500.0020%$500.00
Norris Sallie C. $1000.0020%$200.00
Nothstine N. C. $674.0040%$269.60
O' Donnel Margaret $1062.0035%$371.70
Oberlin John S. $1800.0012%$216.00
O'brien E. E. $1245.0025%$311.25
O'Brien W. S. $280.0050%$140.00
O'Donnel Alice    nihil
O'Donnell Susannah $350.0070%$245.00
Oneal Catharine $75.0050%$37.50
Oneal James $50.0090%$45.00
Oppenheimer M. $3700.0010%$370.00
Overpeck Mrs. N. E.    nihil
Overseers of Poor
Powel Bluford $400.0020%$80.00
Painter Rebecca $245.0020%$49.00
Palmer James $100.0040%$40.00
Persing Jennie $38.65 50%$19.32
Piper Ferdinand Jr. $152.0050%$76.00
Pollock Mary and Sarah $600.0050%$300.00
PorterJohn    Heirs:$2000.0030%$600.00
    Torrence Swartz$200.00
    Mrs. M. Datesman$200.00
    Harriet Porter$100.00
    Clara Porter$100.00
Porter Margaret A.$900.0040%$360.00
Ranck Harry A. $584.0040%$233.60
Rantz Mrs. M. A. $37.00100%$37.00
Raup & McNinch     nihil
Reber John $1000.0040%$400.00
Reddinger M. E. $250.0080%$200.00
Reed John B. $40.0050%$20.00
Reed Martha Jane $4000.0015%$600.00
Reed William B. $272.0030%$81.60
Reese Sophia A. $450.0060%$270.00
Reformed Church     nihil
Reidinger Christian $369.0060%$221.40
Reis Emil $3000.0010%$300.00
Remer S. P. Rev. $133.0060%$79.98
Rhawn and Chapin $500.0010%$50.00
Rhawn Mary $1300.0030%$390.00
Rhoads Ann Mary and Esther $900.0050%$450.00
Rhoads John M. $542.0060%$325.20
Riddle Robert $2300.0027%$621.00
Rightmyer P. K. $55.0080%$44.00
Ringler John A. $120.0060%$72.00
Ringler Margaret $240.0075%$180.00
Ringler W. A. $400.0025%$100.00
Ripple & Brother$1200.0030%$360.00
Risel J. C. $24.0060%$14.40
Rissel Jacob H. $1250.0030%$375.00
Roat Lewis and wife $512.0060%$307.50
Roush William H. $100.0075%$75.00
Ruch Daniel K. $593.0065%$385.45
Runyan C. P. $200.0025%$50.00
Ryan John H. $256.0060%$153.60
Ryan W. C. $339.30 80%$271.84
Sallada Mary E. $145.0040%$58.00
Sarba Edward $25.0050%$12.50
Sarba John $15.0050%$7.50
Sarba Joseph $150.0050%$75.00
Sassaman William and Clara $180.0070%$126.00
Sattesahm Jacob $300.0030%$90.00
Schaeffer Kate E. $174.0050%$87.00
Schneider Elias $173.0050%$86.50
Schuyler William $115.0050%$57.50
Seaman Manassah $500.0050%$250.00
Sear William $114.0060%$68.40
Seibert David $55.0050%$27.50
Seitzinger Alexander $25.50 50%$12.75
Sever Sarah $100.0060%$60.00
Seydel & Tilden$2500.0013%$312.50
Seydel Jocob C. $500.0040%$200.00
Seydel Martha $900.0050%$450.00
Shaeffer Isaac K. $700.005%$35.00
ShaefferS. B. Rev. $1950.0020%$390.00
Shalter Mahala $128.0080%$102.40
Shank Mary $96.50 50%$48.25
Shannon Amelia $125.0050%$62.50
Shannon Henry $300.0050%$150.00
Shearer Eliza. $720.0040%$288.00
Shearer Mary A. $1500.0015%$225.00
Simeon Nicholas $200.0050%$100.00
Slater Mrs. M. $99.0050%$49.50
Smith Allen $150.0060%$90.00
Smith John $25.0050%$12.50
Smith Peter $500.0060%$300.00
Smith W. Hammond $798.0030%$239.40
Smith William H. $4310.0020%$662.00
Snyder Ella $50.0050%$25.00
Snyder H. O. $122.0050%$61.00
Snyder William D. $1600.0025%$400.00
Stabley Gertrude W. $1000.0015%$150.00
Stadden Jane B. $1800.0020%$360.00
Stager Sabina $100.0050%$50.00
Stark Hannah $31.0060%$18.60
Steltz Jacob   did not appear
Sticker H. C. Dr. $3500.0015%$525.00
Sticker Lewis C. $87.0020%$17.40
Straub Joseph $1000.0020%$200.00
Strine Fannie and Kate $1300.0020%$260.00
Strine Jane Mrs. $1000.0015%$150.00
Strine Mathias $450.0070%$315.00
Strine Thomas $74.0050%$37.00
Strine William $250.0025%$62.50
Swar tz S. R. $500.0040%$200.00
Swartz J. W. F. $557.0025%$139.25
Swartz M. A. $21.0080%$16.80
Swengle Sarah $550.0040%$220.00
Swengle U. F. $950.0010%$95.00
Taggert James $500.0040%$200.00
Tate John Jr. $376.0050%$188.00
Taylor Thomas $250.0050%$125.00
Thomas Isaac $243.76 50%$121.88
Thornton William $64.82 50%$32.41
Tierney Ellen $600.0025%$150.00
Toben Robert $300.0050%$150.00
Tolcot Mary C. $100.0050%$50.00
Trego John R. $591.0060%$354.60
Tremmel Sarah $61.0050%$30.50
Trout Tillie R. $80.0050%$40.00
Troxel John $825.0030%$247.50
Truckenmiller Levi $300.0040%$120.00
Truckenmiller S. $600.0060%$360.00
Ulrich Louis B. $300.0070%$210.00
Ulrich S. $200.0040%$80.00
Vandegrift F. M. $50.00100%$50.00
Vandegrift J. G. $180.0070%$126.00
Vierick Louis $600.0030%$180.00
Wagner A. L. $3000.0010%$300.00
Wagner John $1000.0030%$300.00
Waldron C. F. $375.0040%$150.00
Walheter Theodore $350.0050%$175.00
Walteas Rachel $250.0040%$100.00
Warner Mary $75.0050%$37.50
Webb O. S. $150.0040%$60.00
Welsh George and sister $100.60 50%$50.30
Wendel W. P. $563.90 50%$281.95
Werner Anna L. $54.0050%$27.00
Wertman W. K.    did not appear
Wetzel Joseph $144.0040%$57.60
Wetzel W. H. $352.0050%$176.00
Wheeland W. P. $1075.0025%$268.75
White A. C. $400.0030%$120.00
Whitman H. K. $926.0020%$185.20
Wilhelm Flora $200.0040%$80.00
Wilhelm James $100.0040%$40.00
Wilhelm Lizzie $80.0050%$40.00
Wilhelm Mary $4500.0012%$540.00
Wilhelm Mary A. $1800.0020%$360.00
Wilhelm W. B. $750.0030%$225.00
Williams Amos $300.0050%$150.00
Williams Clark    did not appear
Wilson Clara A. $45.0070%$33.75
Wilson Thomas L. $600.0040%$240.00
Wise Joel $400.0040%$160.00
Witman E. F. $41.0050%$20.50
Witman J. K. $450.0050%$225.00
Wolfinger J. F. Jr. $290.0050%$145.00
Wolfinger J. F. Sr. $5000.0010%$500.00
Wolfinger W. A. $222.0060%$133.20
Woodson Cyrus $25.0050%$12.50
Yergy Joseph $9.0075%$6.75
Yergy Mrs. and Mr. Jeremiah $15.0070%$10.50
Young Henry R. et al $800.0025%$200.00
Young I. E. $800.0025%$200.00
Totals$309,742.04$82,327.51