I have a copy of the book from the sesquicentennial in 1987.I am providing a few stories that are listed in the book.
The Hickle Family Cemetery is located on the former Herman Dresbach farm.This was their private burial plot.The earliest internment recorded is 1829 and the latest is 1845.
Still standing in 1987 was the brick house built by Christopher Hickle in 1857.It was originally a tavern to accomodate the mule drivers and stage coach travelers of the day.The house is very roomy with only 8 rooms.A full basement provided storage for food and space to cook meals for the hungry drivers.Prior to 1857, around 1850, Christopher used to rent sleeping quarters in his barn to wagoneers.
The United Brethren Church of Hallsville, 1874 to 1937.Sometime around 1898 an ice cream social was held on the lawn of Mrs. Charity Bower.The Sunday School was represented by Miss Bessie Delong, Miss Nellie Bowen, Miss Alice Hickle, Misses Ella ans Stalla Maag and Miss Maggie Walker.
The Hallsville centennial was held June 19 and 20, 1937.Among those listed on the committee is Mrs. Arthur Hickle.Mrs. Hickle, along with Mrs. Lelia Pontious also managed the garden display.(There is a picture of this committee, however it is very faded and I'm afraid it will not copy well.)
Hickle landowners, 1860: Jacob, Christopher, John, and Samuel.
I just thought this was some fun and unusual inforamtion to share.Enjoy.