Source: Wabash Daily Plain Dealer, April 4, 1895
On Tuesday of this week Andy Blocher and party which he represents as numbering over two hundred, started for York, North Dakota. There were ten persons from this point and as they proceed northward, gathering up the colonies at Silver Lake, Claypool, Milford and other points along the railway lines, Blocher thinks they will number upwards of two hundred who will join them at Walkerton, Ind., from which point about that number started last spring. Blocher and a number of others came home to spend the winter in Indiana, and is predicted that help will be asked soon for those already out there, who have no money with which to get back. He is credited with being a pretty smooth talker in working up recruits to settle on railroad lands, on the wild borders.