Galeton, PA Fire, Jan 1899
Early last Monday morning there was a disastrous fire at Galeton, Potter county, which involved a loss of about $40,000. The fire started in the Kelley block on Main street and quickly spread to the other wooden buildings occupied by the Elmer Hardware Company, Higgins Grocery, the Star clothing store and Reese's hotel. The dental office of Nickerson & Jackson and the office of Dr. Johnson were over the hardware store.
The loss was partially covered by insurance.
The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Pa 4 Jan 1899
Dr. Leon G. Nickerson, who went from this borough recently and opened a dental office at Galeton, lost all his furniture tools and material in the fire the other night. His insurance was only about one-third enough to cover his loss. Dr. Nickerson has, however, provided himself with a new outfit and will soon be ready to welcome his customers in that neighborhood.
The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Pa 11 Jan 1899
Another fire in January, 1899, destroyed six business places and several families were burned out.
History of Potter County, Pa. by Victor L. Beebe, 1934, page 188