•100 Years Ago - April, 1909•

Winter Fades Away at last

The snow in the woods has all but disappeared. Sugar makers do not report a good season. The water in the Schroon River is higher than at any time since the last of March, 1903. The roads are flooded in several places on both sides of the river between Warrensburgh and Horicon. The logs which were left back by the drive last season owing to the exceedingly low water, as well as those piled on the banks during the winter, have been taken off and carried down stream by the flood. The Hudson River is also at freshet pitch, but there is no fear of damage. The river waters present a grand spectacle and after last year's vicious drought, its raging beauty is a beautiful sight to behold.

Town leader who built sidewalks dies at 66

Louis Weinman, 66, a resident of Warrensburgh for the past 29 years, died April 20, 1909 at a hospital in Burlington, Vt. He had been in poor health for eight months and death came suddenly caused by angina pectoris.

Weinman was born June 22, 1843 in Allenmuhl, Germany. He moved to Claremont, New Hampshire in 1868 and engaged in a mercantile business. In 1880 he came to Warrensburgh and with Hon. Louis W. Emerson as a partner established the Empire Shirt Company.

Louis Weinman was a staunch Democrat, and in 1897 he was elected supervisor of Warrensburgh. He held that office for ten years, serving as chairman of the board in 1903. He is responsible for the slate and cement sidewalks which he had laid in all parts of the village. Never did he overlook the interests of any citizen, Democrat or Republican, whom he represented. He was the soul of honor, a man of strict probity, giving to everyone his due and at times a little more.

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