Fair Play–May 20, 1882
Died:–On May 9th, 1882, at Harrisonville, Ills., Alfred, infant son of Geo. and Mary Hurst, aged nearly 7 months.
Fair Play–June 3, 1882
Died:–On Monday, May 10th, 1882, at Bloomsdale, Mo., Mary Boyer, wife of Octavus Boyer, aged 28 years.
On Thursday, June 1st, 1882, Adaline, infant daughter of Joseph A and Mary Ernst, aged about 5 months.
Mr. Thomas J. Vance, the subject of this notice, died at his home in Ste. Genevieve county, Mo., on the evening of May the 10th, 1882, at 15 minutes past ten o’clock. Four weeks prior to his death he was seized with an attack which threatened to become fatal and from which he never rallied. His son, A. P. Vance, was telegraphed for, and attended his bedside until his death. Deceased was born in Smith county, Tennessee, on the 28th day of July, 1827, and was, therefore, 55 years, 9 months and 12 days old when he died. His father died when he was a mere boy, leaving the sole dependence for the support of his widowed mother and a helpless sister, which trust he kept sacred till death released him from his care. At an early day he migrated to Illinois and engaged in farming until the outbreak of the Mexican war, at which time he enlisted in the service of his country. It was while in Mexico that he contracted the disease which lasted him to his grave. Mr. Vance, not withstanding his physical infirmities, was possessed of a strong, vigorous mind. He was a man of great tenacity of purpose and undoubted integrity. He leaves behind him the record of a well spent life. Shortly after his return from Mexico he was married to Miss Elizabeth Orsbon in Jefferson county, Illinois, and re-engaged in the business of farming, at which he was very successful while his health permitted him to oversee the work in person. His wife was a daughter of Philip Orsbon, a wealthy farmer and one of the early settles of Southern Illinois. Mr. Vance leaves a wife and six children, four sons and two daughters, to mourn his death. He was a loving husband, a kind and indulgent father. During his early married life he professed religion and joining the Christian Church and has ever since been a worth member in the cause of Christ. His dying words were: “thanks be to Almighty God, I have kept the faith.” He was also a worthy member of the I.O.O.F. and was therefore buried in the Oddfellows burying grounds near Farmington, St. Francois county.
Died:–On Wednesday, May 24th, 1882, at his residence in Ste. Genevieve, after a long and painful sickness, Euel Jackson, aged 73 years.
In his death not only does his wife lose a loving husband, his children a kind and affectionate father, but the community loses one of its most esteemed and worthy members; one whose great firmness, frankness and generosity secured to him a large circle of warm friends; and one whose hand was ever ready to assist the needy and the suffering.
Mr. Jackson was born in Bath County, Ky, in 1808, came to this state in 1818 and has been a citizen of this County ever since. In May, 1832, he married Miss Rebecca Hunt, who is now in her 74th year. Early in life he professed a hope in Christ, joined the Baptist Church and was a faithful member thereof until his death.
He leaves surviving him a wife and seven children, one son having preceded him to the grave.
His remains were entered in the family burial ground on the farm where he had lived for forty-four years.
A murderer escaped from a Sheriff at Chester, or below there, and made his way through here. On the morning of the night he staid with William Basler, the Sheriff and his men came here in pursuit of him.
Fair Play–June 3, 1882
Correspondence. Chestnut Ridge, Mo.
Messrs William Resinger, and W. H. Fyffe, who moved to Iron Mountain last fall to work for the Company have returned to their farms and are going to raise a crop.
Messrs Riese Gillespie and W. H. Sutherland have each lost a good milch cow recently. The cows died of dry murrain.
Judge Boyce will remove his family to Farmington. He is building a residence out there.
Dr. E. J. Drury orders the Fair Play sent him. He is at Bois D’Arc, Green Co., Mo.
Willie Roizer and Willie Leavenworth have returned home from the Southeast Normal School.
John L. Bogy, Henry L. Rozier and his sisters, Misses Marie and Alice, boarded the Elliott, Wednesday, for the “Future Great.”
Mr. Henry L. Caldwell, formerly of St. Mary, but now of Texas where he is interested in railroad building, was in town this week on legal business.
Judge Boyce and daughter, Miss Memie, stated for Farmington last Monday, and when out on the road about six miles the horses ran away. Judge Boyce was thrown out in front but sustained no injury. The horses became disengaged from the carriage, otherwise serious damage might have been sustained.
The wife of Robert Babb met with a very painful accident on last Monday morning. As she was riding through Mr. Wm. Chandler’s lane, her horse scared at a hog and she was thrown to the ground, putting her ankle out of place, and breaking the bone just above the joint It is thought she will be a cripple for life Dr. T. N. Horn of Farmington was called in and he pronounced the wound a very serious one.
Fair Play–June 24, 1882
Joseph L. Pratte talks of going into the livery business with Chas Kurre.
Born to Mrs. Philip Karst, on the 18th of this month, a boy.
Our friend, Gus Griffith suffered the pains of a serious accident that happened last Saturday evening. He went up in the upper story of his barn to get some tobacco, and by some means fell out of the loft to the ground, a distance of eighteen feet, which resulted in breaking five of his ribs loose from the back bone, cutting one ear almost off and bruising him otherwise to a great extent.
Mary, the twelve year old daughter of George Braun, met with a serious accident and injury, last Tuesday. She was opening a gate to let a horse go through, the animal was anxious to pass and rushed against her, throwing her down on a pile of rock. She fell on her left side and by the force of the fall her arm was shattered above the elbow and her shoulder was broken and dislocated.
It is reported that there was a magnificent surprise party at the residence of Louis Thomure one evening last week. It seems that Dr. T. N. Horn of Farmington was there on a visit, and while engaged in friendly chat with the family, his ears were greeted with a sharp shrill cry of “Wa wah-oe-wah.” It’s a boy.
Our friend W. H. Sutherland seems to be a man whom I would call lucky, for one day last week, while he was at work in his new ground, a gust of wind blew a large tree down on him. The limbs of the tree completely enveloped him, but, strange to say he escaped from their savage embrace unhurt. Mr. S. feels very thankful and does not wish the experience repeated.
Quite interesting services were held at the Church to-day, by the Pastor, Rev. J. F. Rudy. The Lord’s Supper was partaken of, and the funeral sermon of Sister Jeanet Rudy was preached. Sister Rudy departed this life the 15th of September last in the 54th year of her age. She was of Scotch parentage, and came to this country from Scotland.
Fair Play–May 27, 1882
Died:–On Wednesday, May 24th, 1882, Elvira, infant daughter of (illegible) and Virginia Mayer, aged 1 year, 4 months and 24 days.
Marriage licenses issued: James H. Burnett to Odile Dorlac; Sauel W. Thomure to Louisa Bowling; William Guethle to Margaretha Baumgartner.
Chestnut Ridge, Mo.
Rev. Thomas Vance died on Thursday morning last, and was buried in the Odd Fellow’s Cemetery in Farmington.
There was quite a little wedding at Squire Babb’s last Thursday evening. Squire Babb officiating: Mr. James Burnette Jr. to Miss Odile Dorlac.
Fair Play–July 1, 1882
Mr. Cobb, wife and child, Mr. Thorton, of the Post-Dispatch, and Miss Sophia Desloge, all of St. Louis, were the guests of Henry L. Rozier, Sunday last.
It is almost impossible to catch Frank Falk at the store, since last Saturday. A little girl-visitor arrived at his house on that day and Frank thinks he must stay at home to entertain her.
Mrs. Chas. Le Compte received a telegram Wednesday, announcing that her aunt Mrs. Geo. W. Jones of Dubuque, Iowa, was lying at death’s door.
Fair Play–July 8, 1882
Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, wife of the late Walter L. Brown, died last Saturday, after a lingering illness.
Henry L and Louis Rozier engineered an amateur fire-works exhibition on the night of the 4th, much to the intense delight of Young America.
Charlie Jokerst was sending up skyrockets Tuesday evening, in front of his house, and one of them went off at an acute angle, striking Miss Theresa Hettig, who was standing at an open window, in the face and knocking her insensible for sometime. There was in consequence a general scare all ‘round. The young lady has fully recovered from the effects and Charlie has sworn off from sending up any more skyrockets.
Friday afternoon a week, as Dr. Cox was getting out of his buggy to let the reins down so his horse could drink, the animal gave a sudden start, throwing the Doctor between the wheels, and ran away. The Doctor sustained no injury but the horse was pretty badly lamed and the buggy wrecked. During the excitement attending the runaway, the Doctor lost two pairs of spectacles that he would like the finder to return.
Chestnut Ridge, Mo.
Miss Delia Burgess was thrown from her horse while riding near the church yesterday morning and badly hurt. One rib was broken and she was badly bruised; but it is not thought fatally.
The school taught here by Mrs. “Trude” Gillespie will be out next Friday. Mrs. Gillespie has given pretty general satisfaction as teacher. No exhibition will be given.
Mr. Ellis Conuts, who shot himself some time ago, made another attempt last week to kill himself, but his friends anticipated his movements and secured the gun before he could get it. He says that he will yet accomplish the deed. (Transcriber’s note, the surname may be COUNTS)
Married:— On Monday, July 3rd, 1882, by the Rev. Fr. Weiss, Benjamin Goss to Caroline Roth.
On Tuesday, July 4th, 1882 by Squire Roy, William Watts to Mary J. Courtois.
On Wednesday, July 5th, 1882, by Rev. Fr. Weiss, Joseph E. Albet. to Caroline Faser.
On Friday, July 7th, 1882, by Squire Babb, Charles F. Roy to Mary Allen.
Fair Play–July 15, 1882
Died:–On Sunday, July 9th, 1882, Henry, infant child of Henry Jokerst.
Born:–On Thursday, July 13th, 1882, to the wife of Charles Myers, a daughter.
Dr. J. W. Braham left this week for Canada, to meet there his parents who are coming over from England.
Last Thursday afternoon as Lum Watts ws charging a blast at the Cornwall Copper Mines, there was a premature explosion, by which Watts eyes were badly injured, the probabilities being that he will lose one, and the under part of his left hand burned and shriveled by the flame. The charge was in a bed of rock, in which were many flint substances and it is supposed that the lamming bar struck on one of these, making a spark that ignited the blasting powder and caused the discharge.
Died:–Near Bloomsdale, Ste. Genevieve Co., Mo., July 10th, 1882, Pauline, wife of August Jokerst and daughter of David and Theresa Vaeth, aged 22 years 2 months and 6 days.
In the death of this truly good woman her grief stricken husband and relatives feel a void in their hearts never to be replaced. She was a loving wife, a dutiful daughter, an affectionate sister, kind and obliging to all her friends. A consistent and devout Catholic, she died in that faith with the full assurance of rewards for the almost perfect life she led. We extend our sincere and heartfelt sympathy to her sorrowing husband and bereaved relatives in this hour of their bitter grief.
Fair Play–July 22, 1882
Chestnut Ridge, Mo.
James Silvey’s little son, Amos has been very sick the past week.
On Saturday last Rev. J. F. Rudy resigned his charge as pastor of the church at this place, and now the church will have to look to other sources for spiritual food. The friends of Mr. Rudy (and there are many) regret exceedingly to part with their beloved pastor, as he has been preaching for the church about fifteen years, (if we mistake not,) and has been the main pillar and promoter of her glory and growth to the present day. But other fields inviting and new, call for his services and we can only say: God bless him and crown his efforts in the Divine Life.
The body of Hester Madison a colored girl who died at St. Louis, of fatal injuries, received by a fall from a third-story window, was brought here Monday and interred in the Catholic Cemetery.
A steam threshing machine belonging to a Mr. Wilson, of Perry county, ran into the Mississippi, last week. They were going along a road near the river and in backing it got under such a headway that before the enginer could reverse it, it went over the bank and into the water.
Fair Play–July 29, 1882
There was a blossoming out of somewhat warlike spirits, or some other kind of “spirits” this week. On Sunday night Patsy Cummings gave Joe. Kohm a lively thumping down at Sexauer’s saloon and on Monday “Blitz” Zeiser, becoming enraged at George Sexauer, got him a gun and started him out a-guning for the aforesaid Sexauer. However, before the war opened the Sheriff happened along and took away “Blitz’s” gun and now once again the whitewinged dove of peace coos softly over our lovely village.
James Landers, has bought Chas. Kurre out of the livery business here and added to the old stock a new lot of buggies etc. Mr. Landers will run a daily hack from here to Perryville and endeavor to meet all other demands for livery rigs.
Henry Dugger, who formerly lived on the island below town and was overflowed this spring, moved to town and put in an application for Marshal, which was gladly accepted by the Town Board. It’s conceded that Mr. Dugger will make a first class Marshal and everybody seems highly pleased with the appointment.
Fair Play–August 26, 1882
Died:–August 20, of remittent fever, Audrey Blance, infant daughter of Sarah and Jesse J. Babb, aged five months. The funeral of this darling child was preached at the residence of A. O. Babb yesterday evening by the Rev. John F. Rudy. There was a large crowd of relations and friends present who testified by their presence, their-heart felt sorry and sympathy for the parents, in their bereavement.
Emanuel Smith, of Bois Brule, has moved to town to let his children have the advantage of a good school this winter.
Dr. S. F. Strong accidentally knocked a lighted lamp off the table, the other night, and it exploded, set the carpet on fire and if it had not been for the timely arrival of his wife there would have been a disastrous fire.
As Augustus Thomure was returned from church Sunday, he was thrown from a mule near Plascide Larose’s and had his leg broken. We have not learned the particulars yet.
Frank Worley is John F. Shearlock’s miller at present, but I understand that Mr. Ehricht will take his place soon.
As Cora, the young daughter James Wilson, was running down hill on Wednesday, she fell and dislocated her arm in two places.
Married:–On Wednesday, August 22rd, 1882, at the residence of the bride’s mother by Rev. Fr. Weiss, Walter Pratte to Miss Odile Boldne.
Mr. Pratte is a promising young man from St. Joe Lead Mines and the maiden to whom he was united was one of our most estimable young ladies. They, in the joy of their union, kindly recollect us and we return the compliment by wishing them a happy fruitation of their present bright dreams.
Fair Play–September 9, 1882
Married:–On Sept. 5th, 1882, by Rev. Fr. Weiss, Frank A. Klien Katie Kastner.
Marriage license issued: Frank A. Klien to Katie B. Kastner; Andrew Valle to Laura Staton; Louis X. Govro to Celestine Godiar; Leonard Schmelze to Veronica Gegg; William Claywell to Catharine David.
From St. Mary, Mo.
Eugene, son of Leon Bogy, fell from a peach tree, while gathering peaches and broke his arm.
While Mrs. Hess was on her way home Monday some tramp fired a revolver three or four times, which frightened her horse so that he threw her to the ground and broke her arm. Such men ought to be hung.
Its reported that Peter Derouse, Dozaville, Ills, has a fine lot of watermelons, which the boys have been stealing, and he inserted some poison in them and warned the boys of what he had done, but one Mr. Dobbs, a youth, heeded not his advice and climbed the fence, not expecting the danger that he was in stole a melon (illegible).
The boys have a good joke on Dr. Strong and its about as follows; some time ago Dr. Byrne bought a buggy and presented to Dr. Strong, for his kindness in letting him have the use of his office; but since the primary convention the two Doctors have quit pulling the same harness and Dr. Byrne took the buggy away from Dr. Strong with the declaration that no Rurks man could ride around in a buggy bought by a Zeigler man.
As “Dep.” Frank Babb’s hostler was returning Sunday afternoon from a trip to St. Mary, his team ran away, upsetting the buggy and spilling “Dep” out. He was dragged for a distance and somewhat lamed while the top of the buggy was completely torn off.
Fair Play–September 16, 1882
Last week an atrocious murder was committed at Belleville, Illinois, and it was reported that one of the murderers had been put off the boat at St. Mary. Sunday between 10 and 11 o’clock James Wilson saw a suspicious character lurking about Vieh’s corner and he judged from his actions and appearances that he must be the man his description of the murder called for. Not having a pistol with him he went down the street and borrowed one, but on returning found that his bird had flown. He began a search for him and going down to the City landing saw two men moving around with a skiff in a very peculiar manner. They came to the shore a distance below and one of them got out and started off when Jim came near enough he called to him to halt, but instead of halting he broke off into a run. Jim started in pursuit and fired three shots at the fugitive, without effect and the latter jumped into a corn field where a thorough search failed to discover him.
Fair Play–September 23, 1882
James Doolin and Julia Govro had the matrimonial knot tied fast on the 19th inst,. Fair fortune unto them.
A little stranger, of the femenine persuasion, stopped at the residence of Henry Bauer, a few days since. Henry is happy.
Born:–On Saturday; September 16th 1882, to the wife of Frank La Grave, a girl.
Marriage licenses issued: James Doolin to Julia Govero; Joseph Henry Douglas to Louisa C. Lawrence.
Many stories are being told of Charles Pettit, he of many aliases, who is now confined in our jail waiting his trial for the murder of Crawford. The latest we have heard is a good one on our legal friend, B. Benton Cahoon, of Fredericktown, and runs about thus: Some time back Pettit went to Benson, told him that his wife had just died and he being poverty stricken had no means to give her interment. The sad story touched the learned lawyer’s heart and he generously gave the negro a $5 bill. The latter then overwhelmed his benefactor with profession of his gratitude and solemnly vowed he would do anything for him or his friends as a token of his appreciation of his generosity. So apparently sincere were his professions and so much did he seem to desire to show his thankfulness for the kindness received, that to gratify him Benson gave him a pair of boots to shine. The darkey took them went outside and the confiding lawyer is yet waiting anxiously for him to return, for when he reads this, it will be the first he had heard of the boots or the darky protege.
Fair Play–September 30, 1882
More weddings in prospect. Charlie Jokerst reports the sale of six wedding suits the last week.
Joe. Munch moved to Farmington this week and accepted a position in Lang & Bro’s wagon factory.
Thomas Powers, our photographer, must be doing a land office business at Perryville as he has been down there about two months and is not expected to return for some time.
Marriage licenses: Seraphine B. Donze and Mary A. Koller; Chas Fred. Gegg and Mary A. Klump; Andrew J. thurman and Martin e. Rickard; Joseph A. Thurman and Catherine Parks.
Fair Play–October 7, 1882
We, thorugh the invitaion of the groom, attended the marriage of S. B. Donze to Miss Mary Koller, on Tuesday. Seraphin took great pride in introducing us to his pretty newly-made wife and entertained us real handsomely. He has bought out his brother Henry and will carry on his business.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Calliott complimented this office with a present of cake and wine on their wedding day.
Mr. Joseph Vansickles, one of our county’s oldest citizens, sold his farm for $1,000 cash, and will remove to Farmington.
Charles F. Lawrence, of Perry, though formerly of this passed through town the first of the week to attend the marriage of his neice, Miss Lawrence, to Henry Douglass.
Married:–On Tuesday, October 3rd, 1882, by Rev. Fr. Senuerich, Seraphin B. Donze to Mary A. Koller.
On Tuesday, October 3rd, 1882, by Rev. Fr. Weiss, Charles Calliotte to Josephone Wilson.
On Tuesday, October 3rd, 1882, by Rev. Fr. Weiss, Theodore Ott to Mary Spraul.
To this quartet of newly married couples the Fair Play extends its warmest congratulations and hopes for them a happy journey up and down life’s hill.
Died:–at St. Louis Thursday, October 5th, 1882 of diptheria, Genevieve, infant daughter of Louis Rozier.
Fair Play–October 14, 1882
Anxious for Information.
Editor Fair Play: Is it true tht Dr. Byrne after staying in town two or three days, left in a hurry on learning that a certain lady was going to cowhide him for being the author of the letter in the “Herald” signed “Truth?” Questioner.
We suppose it is for we have it from the best authority–the Doctor himself.
Fair Play–October 21, 1882
Mrs. Blais and Mrs. Constance Conner of Prairie Du Roucher, are visiting Mrs. John L. Boverie’s family.
Miss Sallie Carlisle, who has been in St. Louis for some time visiting her sister, Mrs. E. A. Rozier, and receiving treatment for an affection of the ear and throat, has returned home some what benefited.
Marriage licenses issued since last report: Jos, James and Mary Tucker; Andrew Muessig and Mary Schaub; Bernard Aligire and Mary Rudluff; John L. Heberlie and Almira Griffard; Charles Rhem and Mary Basler.
Died:–On Tuesday, October 17th, 1882, of Diptheria, Louisa Anna Faller, daughter of Peter and Catherine Faller, aged 10 months, 28 days.
Married:–on Monday, October 16th, 1882, by the Rev. Fr. Weiss, Wilam Lehr to Miss Emma Brown.
On Tuesday, Oct. 17th, 1882, by the Rev. Fr. Weiss, Charles Rehm Miss Mary Basler.
On Wednesday Oct. 18th 1882, by Rev. Fr. Sennerich, Andrew Muessig to Miss Mary Schaub.
Who Was He?
Last Monday Coroner Wilson was notified that a corpse had been found by some small boys in the woods just back of town. Summoning a jury he proceeded to hold an inquest. The remains were those of a man, who must have died some time back as only small parts of flesh were adhering to the bones. The corpse yet had on a thick woollen shirt and a pair of overalls. A short distance above where it lay were a hat, coat, pants and shoes, the shoes sitting side by side as though they had been set down with one had. A number of papers one of which was directed to ____Newton, a constable of some township, in Kansas, the other not being decipherable, were found in the clothes.
Fair Play–October 28, 1882
John Heberlie and his young bride accompanied by Miss Mary Scott passed through town yesterday on their return from a visit up in Jefferson county.
On Monday last, Henry Mechluer, was working at the bottom of the Chamberlain copper shaft, when a iron tamping bar fell from the top, the point thereof striking him in the top of the forehead and going into his skull an inch or two. He lived six hours after the accident. He was a miner fom Mine La Motte and leaves a wife and four children
Wine and cake on our Editorial desk pleasantly remind us that on Wednesday of the present week Miss Clara, daughter of Judge Culver, was united in marriage to Firmin Clifton. Judge Hamm tied the knot and as this was his first effort we have no doubt that he did it up in a gilt-edge manner and assured the happy hearts that life for them would be only one long pleasant summer day.
Miss Flora Roseberry, of New Tennessee, accompanied by her friend Miss Elvina Schepker, of Elgin, Ill., spent a part of Wednesday and Thursday in town.
Henry Luecke and Eph. Goss have formed a co-partnership in blacksmithing at Luecke’s Old Stand. Repairing and all work in their line done promptly and at satisfactors charges.
Fair Play–November 4, 1882
Married:–On Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1882, at the residence of the bride’s parents near Rush Tower, Jefferson county, Mo., Frank Brands to Miss Alice, daughter of Judge Reuben J. Waggener.
We wish we had time and column of space to give Frank and his bride a proper send off, but this is election time and individual persons and things must make room for the public good we will then content ourselves with wishing that the future to them may unfold with beautiful hopes realized and bright joys fructified.
Fair Play–November 18, 1882
Born:–On Sunday, November the 12th, 1882, to the wife of Felix Sucher, a girl.
Mrs. Mina Munsch has sold her Millinery establishment to Mrs. Henry Kern and will remove next week to St. Louis to reside there permanently.
Sheriff Naumann will leave to-morrow for Jefferson City with the convicts, Triplett Petit and Williams. Will Townsend and Clay Ziegler will be his guards.
Peter and Felix Rigdon have purchased the Roth Mill from Henry Sexauer. The new proprietors are worthy young men and we will be happy to see them receive generous patronage.
Died:–On Sunday, November 12th, 1882, Eugene Clarence, son of Conrad P. and Belle M. Guignon, age 3 years.
Owing to their sad misfortune in the death of their infant nephew on the day prior, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Guignon did not celebrate the anniversary of their golden wedding, Monday last.
Fair Play–November 25, 1882
Such were some of the thoughts that came over us when we heard of a sorrowful accident occurring on Monday last. On the afternoon of that day Leon son of Alexis Carron of Bloomsdale and age about fifteen years, was returning from here to his home in a spring wagon, reaching a point on the creek road near Mr. Petroquin’s his wagon upset and he was thrown into a pool, the wagon seat lying across his head and holding it underneath the water. When found a short time after the occurrence he was dead. Whether death resulted from the concation of the seat falling on his head or he was suffocated by the water that covered him, no one can say but it came just the same and his young life was cut short in the flower. We pity him and his.
Golden–Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Guignon whom we have known since our early boyhood days celebrated their golden wedding in the city of Ste. Genevieve last Monday and we take it for granted that a splended time was the result. May they dwell together as many years longer is our sincere wish. Perryville Union.
We are all grateful to you Bro. Booth for your words of kindness and friendship. However, Mr. and Mrs. Guignon did not celebrate the anniversary of their golden wedding owing to the sad misfortune that befell them in the death of their infant grandchild on the day previous. In their hour of sorrow though your good wishes are all the more appreciated.
Fair Play–December 2, 1882
Married:–On Tuesday, November 28th, 182, by the Rev. Fr. Weiss, John Kiefer to Miss Josephine Hack.
On Wednesday, Nov. 29th, 1882, at St. Mary, Mo., Joseph L. Pratte, aged 38 years.
Died:–On Tuesday, November 28th, 1882, of Pneumonia, Emile Grein, aged 35 years.
On Tuesday, November the 28th, 1882, occured the death of Maynard Thompson. he was the son of Mr. Charles M. Thompson and Mrs. Theres A. Thompson and was 20 years old. He was born in London, Ohio, where his remains were taken for enterment. Though he had been here but a short time, he had won the affections of a great many and was held in high esteem by all who knew him. He was an energetic and ambitious youth and had, about two weeks previous to his death, received license as pilot, and, had he lived, would have made a skillful one. His dispostion was kindly, sociable and loving. Those who knew him best most regret his untimely taking off. As his life was unsullied by a single social vice so his death was that of a true christian. May he rest in peace.
Fair Play–December 9, 1882
Married:–On November 28th, 1882, Joseph Schweigert to Rosine Kromer.
Alex. Williams of St. Joe. Lead Mines had his right hand severely mutilated on the 23rd, ult. by getting it into a saw.
Our young friend August Thomure who has been laid up since August with a broken ankle, is now able to be about on crutches.
Lawrence Linderer, aged abut 82, died last Sunday, of pneumonia and was buried Tuesday from the Catholic church.
The new hotel, built by Mrs. Martin Meyer, was opened to the public this week. It is christened “The Meyer’s Hotel.”
Charles Kribs, a wel-to-do farmer of the neighboring American bottom dropped instantly dead of heart disease, one day last week, while gathering pecans.
Old “Uncle Jimmy” Mudock who came into this world at the opening of the present century, died at his home near Concord settlement, on the 29th of last month.
Gen. Rozier, after having been confined to his room for quite a while by ill health, is now again able to appear on the streets, when the weather is not too inclement.
Lawrence Du Rocher, who has for so long been the head clerk at John L. Boverie’s store, not feeling well, lay down in his room at the Southern Hotel, Sunday afternoon, to pass off what he thought was a temporary disposition. Shortly afterwards a noise, as though a body had fallen to the floor, was heard by those in the room below and they hurried up to him. On going into his room they found him lying on the floor and senseless. A physician was immediately sent for and after several hours suceeded in restoring him to consiciousness. He is yet in a very week condition but it is hoped he will soon recover entirely. His sister came over from Prairie du Rocher and returned home with him.
Fair Play–December 23, 1882
Mrs. Pelagie Bogy, widow of the late Senator Bogy, died in St. Louis last Tuesday.
Week before last the Recorder issued a marriage to Geo. W. Barns and Mrs. Dicy A. Kirke. There is nothing remarkabe in this naked fact but Mrs. Kirke was a mother and a widow at 16 and is now twice married before reaching the mature age of 17.
Died:-On Friday December 15th 1882, Mrs. Clotilde Dorlac, aged 55 years 9 months.
On Monday, December 19th, 1882, Daniel Clifton, aged 61 years, 6 months.