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' i. rjT. .... . JJ . -,M -,M I. The Bucyrus Public Square, submitted photo Hcicilci s was gathering place for men Rose Mary Morrison was gracious enough to share with Mary us her mem- mem- Fox ories of her father's business, Haala's Bat- Bat- Guest columnist tery and Ignition Service in Bucyrus. Lawrence Haala was the owner of Haala's Battery and Ignition Service in Bucyrus for 48 years, retiring in 1969. He attended Bucyrus parochial school and Sweeney Auto School in Kansas City, Mo. He also served in World War I. After the service, Lawrence brought his brother Francis into the North Sandusky Avenue business. Today it is known as Fisher Auto. Lawrence married Margaret Pfleiderer and she was the bookkeeper. In addition to selling batteries, they had a big business with the farmers farmers as he fixed magnetos, an unusual skill. Although several inventors inventors are credited with developing magneto ignition, Siegfried Marcus Marcus was issued a patent in 1883 for a "magneto-electric "magneto-electric "magneto-electric ignition system." It was the basis for an automotive ignition system system that lasted until battery ignition. Marcus' system used two contact points installed inside the cylinder; one stationary, one movable. The stationary stationary point was connected to the magneto or generator. generator. The movable point was mounted on a small plate. As the plate moved, it brought the two points into contact. There was a little gas stove in the front room and the men loved to congregate, swap stories, solve problems of the world and enjoy the fellowship fellowship from their "day's hard work." On Saturdays Saturdays people came to town and Haala's was open until midnight. People lined up their cars,shopped, got something something to eat and visited with their neighbors and friends. Lyle Gebhardt's "penny postcard collection" collection" often had the message "meet you in Bucyrus on Saturday." Haala also rented space in the back for a few cars. Bill Foulk remembers remembers Lawrence when they hitched their sleds on the back of his dark black Dodge Coupe for sledrides. Lawrence lived to be 99, dying in January 1990. Lawrence's grandfather, grandfather, Anton Haala, was born in Bohemia, Austria, Austria, Nov. 28, 1819, married married Veronica Dolhoff in 1842 came to America in 1882. Lawrence was a son of Anton Jr., a butcher in Bucyrus, in partnership with Charles Weehler for an extended time. After selling his meat market, Anton Haala operated a saloon in a room on the northwest corner of Public Square. Anton Jr. married Lena Gabriel in 1887, and died from tuberculosis in January 1906, leaving his wife with six children Carl, Lawrence, Frederick, Frederick, Edward, Joseph and Frances all at home. Their son Anthony died at age 5. The mother faced hardship trying to raise so many young boys and they had to grow up fast. est Lawrence Haala In Anton's obituary it said he was of a social disposition a good citizen, an honest and worthy man. Their home was on Lane Street next to Kime Lumber, where Mary Street Extension is located. They moved the house to the back of Walnut and Mary streets across from Kroger and pushed it together with the corner corner house, still there. The old Holy Trinity Church and School were directly across from these buildings. Readers who are interested in genealogy or sharing a story email or write Crawford County Genealogy Society, Box 1033, Bucyrus, OH 44820 or email littlefoxfactory columbus.rr.com. Galion By Kaitlin Durbin Telegraph-Forum Telegraph-Forum Telegraph-Forum GALION concerns at Schools has board ready to the ballot in May. The board will special meeting whether to two 9.4-mill 9.4-mill 9.4-mill levy on the ballot. The option would put entirety of the levy's into the operating The second earmark a funds to be used specifically for If passed, Events sought tourism BUCYRUS Bucyrus Tourism Visitors' Bureau will publish its Events Calendar that will run March of this February 2014. Organizations, churches, schools or groups list their events Events should submitted by calling 419-562-0720 419-562-0720 419-562-0720 419-562-0720 dropping event information off at the office at 301 S. Ave.; mailing Bucyrus Tourism Visitors' Bureau, Box 1023, 44820; or emailing tourismbucyrus.org. Sponsors also needed for the Sponsorship ads for an ad the size business card. must be sold by For details, call number listed above. Program 'Brain Fitness' BUCYRUS speaker and Patrick Hartory will present his program, Fitness," at 6 Jan. 24 in meeting AB of Bucyrus Library. The program THANK YOU A deep, heartfelt appreciation is extended family of J.B. Wert for the many prayers, expressions of sympathy and comfort. As numerous memorials in memory of J.B., will greatly benefit the missionary endeavors that and supported. A special thank-you thank-you thank-you goes to the staff at the House, providing exceptional expertise and attention to J.B. for the past two months, and sensitive and caring persons with Home -Hospice, who truly brought both J.B. and family and peace throughout his last days and hours The compassionate professionalism exhibited Wise Funeral Home was so helpful at this time will always have warm memories of the idyllic service, and are very grateful to the American Post 181 Honor Squad for their time and moving military tribute to J.B.'s service in World Appreciation also is extended to the Monnett graciously allowing internment at the Monnett where J.B. attended for 36 years; and to Chapel for the use of their facilities for the service. 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