Sartoria - (dictionary definition) sartorial (adj) pertaining to a
1880’s & 1890’s – the sartorial
splendor of a well-dressed man
From the Sartoria Township minute
1886 - Annual meeting Apr. 6, 1886
2 mills – roads & bridges
1 mill – poor fund
1 mill – town purposes (general fund)
5 mills for roads &
1 mill for township
[none for poor fund]
June 6, 1887
Bills for goods, 2 months boarding, & “doctoring” a pauper.
Bills for board member visiting her two days and another for
visiting 1 day. Approved
1888 - Annual Meeting April 3, 1888 at Dist 73 schoolhouse
1 for general fund
2 for roads & bridges
3 for poor fund
June 4, 1888
Bill for keeping pauper 3 months. Approved
Contract with resident [a man] of the township to keep her 6
months to Dec 4 for $6 per month
Sept. 17, 1888
Bill from a woman for keeping pauper 1 month, $3. Approved
Bill from another woman for $9 for transporting and keeping
Bill from another man for $6 for looking after her.
Also bills for medicine, doctor, and cloth for bandages
1890 - Jan 7, 1890 - Met at township clerk’s office
Pauper was still being cared for
Who was this pauper? – Dorthe Gauze
(not in 1885 Nebraska census,
Filed for land at Grand Island land
office 12-1-1886 – 80 acres in the north part of Sartoria township about a
mile from the county line.
Recorded in Buffalo County Register
of Deeds office 12-2-1886
Sold to William Smith in a sheriff’s
No Cemetery records for her in
Poor Farm building constructed
in 1889, so probably opened in 1890
Was Dorthe taken there?
Did she die and was buried in Poor Farm Cemetery?
Was she in Colorado before coming to
1880 census for Leadville, Colorado
E. D. M. Gause – female – 55 – widow – born in Ohio
The Austin Road Machine
Most of the township business relates to roads and bridges
Townships were each responsible for the maintenance and repair of their
roads & bridges
Oct 11, 1890 Special meeting
Petition signed by 14 residents protesting against the purchase of an Austin
Motion to reject the machine since it was illegally purchased and worthless
and not meeting the requirements of the board. Carried
Jan 6, 1891 - Paid bills including one “for doing blacksmith work on
a very useful and efficient Road Machine belonging to the Township”
April 7, 1891 - Annual meeting held at Dist. 73 schoolhouse
Motion to accept the Austin Road
Machine as township property. - carried
Motion to expunge the action of the
Oct. 11th meeting, - carried
Motion to purchase suitable road
Anyone wishing to use road scraper to
be charged 10¢
per mile if the road supervisor needs it and has to go get it.
Anyone wishing to use the road
machine to pay $3/day + pay the township for any breakage.
(Continuation of Township meeting after noon? break)
Motion to accept the minutes of the Oct. 11 meeting - lost.
Motion to accept the minutes of the Jan 6 meeting “excepting that position
relating to the payment for repairs on one Austin Road Machine amounting to
$6.00 Also that portion of the records which advertises the efficiency of
said Road Machine - lost.”
“Moved and second that any town Board who shall purchase any Machine or
aught else except by the express consent of the Electors at their annual or
special Meeting or strictly with the meaning of the law Will do so at their
Peril. Motion lost”
Annual meeting April 5, 1892 at Kaiser’s Hall
Second note on Austin Road Machine to be paid
Annual meeting April 4, 1893
Minutes of last annual meeting read and adopted except for clause relating
to the Austin Road machine
Motion that Austin Road Machine be paid for only out of the fund provided
for that purpose.
Motion to buy 4 medium sized wheel scrapers. Carried
Resolved that Austin Road Machine be sold or traded for wheel scrapers and
buy more to make a total of 4.
Met about purchase of the four wheel scrapers. Could get #1 scrapers for $80
and the Auston Road Machine or #2 scrapers for $100 and the Auston Road
Machine. Make decision at annual meeting.
April 3, 1894 – Annual Meeting
They decided on the #1 wheel scrapers.
[End of Austin Road Machine but not of road tool & equipment problems]