Saturday, October 07, 2006

Julius Falk

May 1, 1914--Julius Falk, pioneer merchant, and one of the most widely known citizens of this section of Indiana, died Saturday, at his home on South Fremont Street. (Julius lived prior to that on West Main where Eikenberry Edy is now.) A few years ago he was attacked by paralysis, but he fought a courageous fight. Julius Falk was one of the oldest business men of Peru, in point of years of service on Broadway, but was only sixty-two years of age, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Moses Falk. Falk was a native of Peru and spent his lifetime here, most of it in the clothing and furnishing business. His business was located in the Cole block, corner of Main and Broadway.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Frank Steinmetz Saloon

Frank Steinmetz, 56 North Grant. Mr. Steinmetz is our popular Grant street saloonist, having been established eighteen months. In the way of stock, the selection is calculated to meet the wants of the most critical tastes, including the finest imported wines, whiskies, brandies, cordials, etc.; also the leading brands of domestic made cigars, while all the noted brands of beer can be obtained here. Mr. Steinmetz is an affable gentleman and has a host of friends, and while in this part of the city do not fail to visit his place.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Cole Porter Birthplace Renovation

The Cole Porter Birthplace renovation is moving right along. If you like to paint or pick up a hammer they still could use volunteers even if only for an hour or two. You can find someone there on the weekends if you would like to be part of this renovation. Come --join in--as part of Peru history unfolds.

Frank Deibert, Groceries and Provisions

Frank Deibert, was among the earliest enterprises inagurated in the pioneer days of Peru. The grocery was located at 75 Broadway. This concern was established in the year 1855 by Henry Deibert, who was succeeded by his son, Frank Deibert, in 1872. Much of the gratifying increase of Peru's trade must be attributed to this house on account of its long identity with the trade. The building occupied is spacious and is completely stocked with groceries and provisions of all kinds, which are obtained from the most reliable sources of supply, being alway fresh and seasonable. Mr. Deibert gives his personal attention to every detail of the business , and has five competent assistants, neglecting no means to fully deserve the exceptional popularity his establishment has. This popularity is due to the courtesy extended to the customers and the prompt delivery service.