The Moody News
Logus, my great-great grandfather and the first in my direct line to live
in Oregon City, Oregon, came from Kahwinkle, Prussia in 1864 at the
age of 25.
The following biography was reproduced from the Oregon City newspaper in 1892.
A Prominent and Respected Citizen of Clackamas-A Biographical Sketch
The city was shocked by news of the sudden death of Julius Logus last Monday
afternoon. The news spread rapidly and business was temporarily suspended.
His was the most familiar figure on the street and he always presented
a picture of rugged health. It was hard to realize that he had died
in a moment without any warning.
pall bearers were Geo. A. Harding, Chris. Hoberg, E. Mathias, J.E. Rhoades,
Geo. C. Brownell and Gordon E. Hayes. Business houses were closed
during the hour of the funeral.
Julius Logus was born in Kahwinkle, Prussia, October 20, 1838. He came to America in 1864 and on the 28th of November of that year he landed in Oregon City and obtained employment with the firm of Albright & Logus the members of which were an elder brother of deceased and the father of C.O. Albright, the present junior member of the firm. In 1869 Julius Logus purchased his brother's interest in the meat market and ten years later Charles O. Albright succeeded his father, and the firm name continued "Logus & Albright" to the present. Mr. Logus was one of the incorporators of the bank of Oregon City. By his unwearying industry and frugality he accumulated a great deal of property in Clackamas, Linn and Multnomah counties. He owned a well stocked ranch of 680 acres near Lebanon and held considerable valuable property in East Portland. The estate is estimated to be worth between $50,000 and $75,000 above all indebtedness. Deceased had served as city councilman several times but had never held any other political office though he always took a lively interest in politics.
In 1870 Mr. Logus married Miss Antonia Shweiker who preceded him to the grave a little more than two years, namely, April 6, 1890. Three children are left, Misses Augusta and Sophia, and William a lad about twelve years of age. One brother, Charles, and two sisters, Mrs. A. Burghardt and Mrs. J. Wentze live in East Portland and another brother, Frank, and sister, Mrs. William Shiley, are in Germany.
Mr. Logus was one of the most popular men in Clackamas county and he was universally held in high esteem. Though born a German he was proud of his American citizenship and was as active a patriot as any native Yankee. His homespun geniality, his rugged honesty and his liberality have him much influence among the people. He was a man of strong convictions but was always disposed to be fair and reasonable. He was progressive in business and active in supporting any measure he endorsed. His death is a distinct loss to the community.
Whereas, The Supreme Ruler, in his infinite wisdom, has removed from our order a well beloved member in the person of Julius Logus, therefore, be it
Resolved, That in the death of Brother Julius Logus, we have lost a well tried, brave and worthy knight, who, by his consistent life and knightly conduct, has won a warm place in our lodge and hearts.
Resolved, That this lodge hereby extends to the family of our late lamented brother in sympathy in the hour of their severe and sudden affliction.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the records of this lodge, that a copy be sent to the family of the late deceased, and that the charter and door of the lodge be draped in mourning for thirty days.
anecdote appeared in the paper about the same time...
Do you remember when Julius Logus, who was among the most patriotic citizens of Oregon City, always one of the first to head the list with a neat sum to start a Fourth of July celebration in Oregon City; how proud he rode his favorite horse, "Patsy Duffy" during the big parades, for he was always selected as grand marshal, and when he would escort the Republican party to Portland to take part in the big Republican parades in that city and selected to lead the Oregon City delegation while seated on "Patsy Duffy"? P.T.
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