Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898


Series: Glimpses of Hohenwalds Past | Story 170

November 12, 1953

The Herald reported that November 18th would mark the 58th birthday of the arrival of the first settlers of Swiss Colony here in 1896. According to John Scheiwiller, who shared this date with the newspaper, “At that time, Hohenwald had for a depot only a box car, and the first child born to the Swiss Colony settlers was Lewis Muelenthaler, born on the night of their arrival.”

The raising of broilers was increasing within the county, with Lewis County residents putting approximately 101,000 chickens on the market each eight to nine weeks.

The following births were announced: K...


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