The First Posen Township Officers

The First Posen Township Officers

Julius Darga Supervisor April 19, 1875 - 1876
August Kowalski Clerk April 19, 1875 - 1876
Jacob Streleski Treasurer April 19, 1875 - 1876
Charles Schmidt Commissioner April 19, 1875 - 1876
Domenik Carpus Justice April 19, 1875 - 1879
Valentin Loschinski Trustee April 19, 1875 - 1878
Joseph Reisner Trustee April 19, 1875 - 1877
Andreas Mesninger Trustee April 19, 1875 - 1876
Wiliam Rseppa Inspector of Schools April 19, 1875 - 1877
Henry Mesninger Superintendent of Schools April 19, 1875 - 1877
Ludwick Mas Constable April 19, 1875 - 1876
Martin Copenlofski Constable April 19, 1875 - 1876

In searching through township records we find the normal monthly meeting concerned itself mainly with dispersion of funds. However, a few interesting and timely excerpts from the township records are quoted here in the original wording and spelling.

"At a meeting of the Township Board of the Township of Posen, held on the 7th day of May 1875 in the office of the Township Clerk. Present: Julius Darga, Supervisor, Andreas Mesninger, Justice of the Peace and August Kowalski, Clerk. Meeting was called to order by Supervisor Darga and on motion of Mesninger that the clerk be instructed to send for Blomkowski records for the Township of Posen. Carried by all votes yes. No other business caame before the Board, the Board then adjourned. (signed) Julius Darga, Charmain August Kowalski, Township Clerk."

"At a meeting of the Township Board of the Township of Posen held and convened at the Township Clerk Office on the 29th day of April A.D. 1875, resolved that whereby no sheep were kept in the township of Posen by its residents thereof and for the safety and protection of property, keeping watchful dogs and instruct hereby the Supervisor of Posen not to levy a Dog Tax for the year A.D. 1878. Motion of Valentin Losinski, Seconded by Dominiik Carpus and carried unanimously."

"At the meeting of the Township of Posen held the 14th day of April A.D. 1880 motion made and seconded that if anybody wants to sell liquor or beer in the township of Posen he must put up bond in the sum of five thousand (5000) dollars in U.S. money. The liquor must not be given on Sunday and after 9 o'clock p.m. and not sold to the children under the age of 21 years and no liquor must not be sold to the Druckmand and not to sell no liquor to the Indians." (Note: It would seem fair to assume that the word Druckmand was meant to be drunkards or drunk men.)