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Otsego Herald

August 29, 2013

A brave patriot?

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Obituaries

DIED—In this village on the 15th [August] of the nervous fever, ZERVIAH NILES, youngest daughter of Mr. GIDEON NILES, aged 9 years.

In Maryland, Otsego county, on Monday the 2d of August, of a short but severe illness, which he bore with manly fortitude, JOSIAH CHASE, aged 65. He retained his senses till within a few minutes of his death.

COMMENT: Gideon Niles (1768-1822) is buried in Fly Creek. “Zerviah” was apparently a family name (grandmother and aunt).

Josiah Chase was an early settler of the Town of Maryland, Otsego Country, where he came in 1791. It was said of him: “The first regular public-house was kept by Josiah Chase, familiarly known as ‘Landlord Chase.’” This was a log building ... It is said that the strength of ‘Landlord Chase’s’ lungs was such that he could be distinctly heard a distance of three miles or more. In corroboration of this statement, it is said that a little son of his one day mounted a tame colt that was running loose in the pasture, and after making several circuits of the field, much to the amusement of the youngster, it redoubled its pace, and seemed about to enter the adjoining woods. The father, witnessing the scene shouted, “Stick to him, ‘Siah! Stick to him! Stick to him, ‘Siah” and his voice was heard by those living three miles distant, in the present town of Worcester.”

Lost Animal

A stray steer came into the enclosure of the subscriber, sometime in June last, of a red color; about 2 years old.—The owner is desired to prove property, pay charges, and take him away. WILLIAM COATS, Jun., Hartwick, August 24,1813.

Navies on Lake Erie

August 12, 1813: AMERICAN: Brigs Lawrence (20 guns), Niagara (20), Caledonia (3; Schooners Ariel (3), Scorpion (2), Somers (2), Tigress (1), Porcupine (1), Ohio (1), Amelia (1); Sloop Trippe (1). BRITISH: Brigs Queen Charlotte (13), Hunter (14), Lady Prevost (10; Sloops Friends Goodwill (2), Erie (2). A new 20 gun brig nearly ready and some gun-boats and tenders.

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