ebook History of Watertown, Wisconsin
Watertown Sharpshooters Society
1872 club officers: (source, 1872 Watertown City Directory)
President Fred Kusel
Vice President Jacob Zimmermann
Secretary Emil Schuerer
Treasurer Julius Goeldner
Shooting-Master S. M. Eaton
08 14 SHARP-SHOOTER'S GROUNDS ON THE FOURTH
The Fourth of July was celebrated in this city in a very indifferent way. A few people came in from the country, and a slim delegation went up to the Sharp-Shooter's grounds north of the city. Myron B. Williams made a very appropriate speech in English, and Rev. H. C. Fack spoke in German. At Cole’s Hall the Antediluvian Gollgonisters gave three inimitable performances, which were really the principal attractions of +he day. Owing to the Mayor’s proclamation, forbidding the discharging of fire-crackers or other fireworks in the city limits, the streets were comparatively quiet. There must have been some, however, who did not have the fear of the law before their eyes, unless, as may be the more charitable presumption, the fireworks took fire of their own accord, and exploded by spontaneous combustion.
08 14 SHARPSHOOTER AND TURNERS
The State Festival of Sharpshooters and Turners, held at Milwaukee from the 18th to and 22nd insts., was numerously attended. Delegations from the Sharpshooter’s and Turner’s societies of this city were present. Lieut. Charles Wood, a member of the Watertown Sharpshooters, carried off one of the best prizes. The Lieutenant is a fine shot.
1873: mention of club grounds
History of Watertown, Wisconsin