News: Humbird - Local (Dec. 3, 1932)

Contact:  Lani Bartelt

Surnames: Fowler, Hale, Jolin, Zerbel, Sobezak, Preston

----Sources: Humbird Enterprise Newspaper (Humbird, Wis.) Dec. 3, 1932

D. O. Fowler and family were down from Minneapolis to spend the Thanksgiving holiday at the home of his parents.

E. T. Hale went to Rice Lake Saturday for a short visit at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. E. Jolin.

Messrs, Zerbel, Sobezak (Sobcyak), Preston were at Alma last of the week looking over the prospects for work on the proposed dam in the Mississippi river. About a thousand men are to be employed this winter. The project will take four years for completion.

The death of Bert (Albert C.) Horel at a Rice Lake hospital last Friday, following an operation for appendicitis, has revived memories of the Dietz family and Cameron dam.

It was a row with Horel in the village of Winter in the fall of 1910 over payment of board and room rent to Deitz, and the wounding of Horel by Dietz after a fistic encounter, that set of the "battle of Cameron dam."

The Dietz family barricaded themselves in the home, and the sheriff organized a posse to arrest him for shooting Horel. In the siege, Deputy Oscar Harp was killed and Dietz was wounded. Public sentiment was with John Dietz, but he was convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. He was pardoned after serving ten years.

Horel who was in his 58th year, was a relative of the Horel families of this vicinity.



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