Hedge Grove Cemetery, The Daily Capital News, 3 Oct 1933
- LOUIS BRUNNER WANTS CITY TO BUY 'CEMETERY' Says It's a White Elephant; Wolff Is Given Street Contract Contractor Louis Wolff was the successful bidder on the authorized improvement of Jordan Street 150 feet south from Ella. Street. His bid was $881.20. The only other bid, ' submitted by Louis Brunner, was ' $1,021.90. The engineer's estimate was over $1,000. Contractor Brunner again appeared appeared before the city fathers relative relative to the cemetery he "owns", between between E. McCarty and High StlWJlS nnd adjoining Benton Street in the east section of the city. The contractor built Benton Street several years ngo and secured the cemetery, known a.s Hedge Grove, as a result of unpaid tax bills levied against the property abutting on the street. Brunner seeks rclieC from the aldermen aldermen and wants them to buy the cemetery. He says he has approximately approximately $1,500 in tax bills against the property. He would sell it to the city if the councilmcn were disposed disposed to purchase. The entire matter was referred to the street committee after considerable considerable discussion. The cemetery was offered for sale at the courthouse yesterday, but there was no bidder.