Cuero, TX Town Fire, Apr 1879
Tuesday, April 15.
-- Fires: Almost the entire business portion of Cuero, Texas: loss $40,000.
Times, Troy, NY 16 Apr 1879
Victoria, April 14. -- There was a heavy fire at Cuero at 5 a.m. yesterday. All the houses on both sides Main street, from Alexander's to Nitche's, were burned. Alexander's dry goods store and Benton's drug store were burned. No Insurance.
VICTORIA, April 14. -- The Cuero fire originated on Sunday at 5 a.m. in a barber shop, it is supposed from carelessness. Those burnt out are: Alexander, dry goods, $4000; Heaton Bros., drugs $6000; Warn, hardware, $4000; Whitington, $6000; Wallingsford, $2900; H. Nitche [partially illegible], $6,000; Peter Alonzo, $2000; Mrs. Wilson, F. A. Hake, A. J. Walker, L. Kleineke, and Nute [partially illegible], fruit store. The total loss is about $40,000. No insurance reported.
Galveston Weekly News, Galveston, TX 21 Apr 1879
[Note: The names Nitche and Nute were very hard to read. Nitche could be Nitlebo. Kleineke could be Kleincke.]