Fair Play–January 5, 1884
Correspondence From Bloomsdale, Mo.
Mr. W. S. Boyer, our popular merchant, has purchased half of the store of LaRose & Co., at Festus, Mo. He will depart for that place in a few days.
The following is a report of deaths and births to the County Clerk for the month of December, 1883:
Deaths–Henry Roth, Elizabeth Hurst, William Herman, Laura LaRose, Mary Carron, Joseph B. Carron, Michael O B. Daniels.
Births–Mathias W. Schweigert, Zora O. Mathias, Mary B. Townsend, Walter Avres, Joseph L. Cole, Mary L. Friedman, ____Naeger, _____Stephens, Mary L. Moutier, Henry A. Thomure, ____Naeger, ______Krump, Francis Wilson, Regena G. and Mary Schilli, Julius Becquette, ______Schmidt, Leon J. Boyer, Emma S. Seibert, _____Holz, Elisabeth M. Sexauer, Maria Kiefer, Julius H. Boyer, F. Andrew Benjamin Amoreaux, Theodore V. Cassimere, Louis Kohn, Aley C. Clifton.
During the year just closed there were issued out of the office of the Circuit Court 75 marriage licenses distributed as follows:
Henry E. Boyd Susan E. Johnson
Anselm Thomure Racheal Heberlie
Franz Blumel Mary Staffer
John Boehle, Jr. Catherine Jokerst
John Gegg Catherine Sinz
Valentine Bayer Mary Seewald
Joseph J. Gisi Rosali E. Rigdon
Francis Morice Mary D. LaRose
Leon Crump Josephine Brugere
Leon S. Yealey Mary E. Bleifuss
Stanislaus LaRose Odelia Morlee
Benton Dinwiddie Edan Kenner
Joseph M. Eads Mary C. Johnson
Reinhard Stuppy Caroline Warner
John W. Kluck Emma Patterson
Robert H. Haynes Mary M. Brown
Amable Leon Anna M. Siebert
Charles E. Roth Sarah J. Roth
William Waller Louisa Bittick
Andrew Sweigert Magdeline Roth
Noah Winston Nora V. Thomure
Joseph Kohm Theresa Kuhn
Conrad Roth Theresa Baumann
Francis Harter Barbara Eckert
Charles Hurst Louise Klein
Zeriack Wipfler Katie Herzog
Chas. C. Jokerst Theresa R. Hettig
Henry S. Shaw Katie L. Boverie
Bernard Fallert Emma Grein
Henry Thomure Clotilda F. Chenu
Moses Morice Clotilda LaRose
Chas. Fitzkam Julia Freidmann
William Huber Sophia Beck
Emanuel Smith Marg. Cheesbrough
Ephraim Goss Mary Nelson
Louis Wilder Mary Basler
Henry Tucker Edna Dinwiddie
Fred C. Lang Aley Benham
Wm. C. Wallace Martha A. Ames
Andrew Fisher Caroline Jokerst
Clint. Robertson Elizabeth Rimbach
F. Hogenmiller Elizabeth Mussig
Charles Schuler Annie Baumgartner
P. Lalumendier Mary Morris
Christ Peterson Wilhelmina Jenney
James A. Scott Margaret Beauvais
Nicholas Naeger Catherina Roth
Joseph Shirman Felicite Labruyere
C. S. Williamson Parmalia Kluck
Louis M. Jokerst Josephine Mussig
Louis Langelier Mary Labruyere
Joseph Bader Margaret Boyer
Henry Millger Elisabeth Bauman
Joseph Herzog Mary Richer
F. C. Townsend Mary E. Bond
George Ranken Alice Brown
Joseph Philips Marcelite Logan
John Blumel Amanda Holzbacker
Joseph Baumann Cath. Kettinger
Frank Pfaff Cecelia Schmidt
William Vineyard Annie Boyd
Joseph Winters Wilhehmina Herman
Joseph N. Kollar Josephine Loida
Marion Benham Harriet Blanford
August P. Dorlac Eliza Hogenmiller
William Akins Rhoda Kennedy
August Jokerst Josephine Ruebsam
Henry Basler Agatha Herzog
Samuel Kennedy Mary Daniels
John LaChance Rebeca J. Pittman
Edward Heberle Odile LaRose
William E. Boyd Amanda Alexander
W. E. Jennings Mary J. Benham
Louis Doerge Nora Beauchamp
Lawrence Bahr Cath. Schweigart
Fair Play–January 12, 1884
Correspondence From Bloomsdale, Mo.
Mr. Joshua Billy is now languishing, on a bed of sickness, with that dire disease pneumonia.
A double wedding, of which two young ladies of Ste. Genevieve were to be of the contracting parties, was set for last Wednesday, at Farmington. On that occasion Miss Zoe Friechette was to be united in wedlock to Frank Hermann and Miss Lulu Friechette to Ed Blandford. Our special cable line between here and Farmington is out of repair, but we have no doubt the happy affair was consummated.
The case of Charles C. Rozier against Maria Ringwald, the saloon keeper, which was set for trial last Monday, was continured unto the 19th of this month.
Fair Play–January 19, 1884
Mr. Henry Hermann and Miss Zoe Fritchette were married at the Catholic church, in this place, last Wednesday morning, the 9th inst. by Father Thos. J. Cooner of Iron Mountain. A large number of friends gathered at the church to witness the marriage ceremony, and to congratulate the happy young pair and wish them a pleasant voyage through life. After the services at the church were over, the friends and relatives of the contracting parties repaired to the house of Mr. Joseph Muench, the bride’s brother-in-law, to partake of a wedding feast rich and savory.
After Fifty Years.
January 14, 1834, in the little Catholic church at Ste. Genevieve, Marie Valle, then a miss of 18 years, and Anthony La Grave, a young man of 31, plighted their vows in the sacred bonds of matrimony and were made one. Yesterday inst. fifty years later the same couple were reunited in marriage at St. Alponsus church on Grand Avenue. The priest who performed the ceremony at Ste. Genevieve, and the bridesmaid and groomsman at the wedding fifty years ago, have long since passed away, but the principals of the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. LaRose are still hale and hearty, with apparently many years of this world’s enjoyment still before them. The golden wedding was celebrated yesterday morning at 8 o’clock in the most imposing style. The Rock church was handsomely decorated for the occasion with smilax and evergreens. A large arch of evergreens festooned with cordons of simlax stood at the head of the centre aisle and from this arch was suspended a wreath of gold and white flowers. The altar was brilliantly illuminated with wax candles and handsomely decorated with cut flowers. In the chancel was priedieu, and the rails of the chancel were festooned with smilax. Nupital high mass was celebrated, and three priests took part in the ceremony. During the service the aged couple knelt on the priedieu within the chancel and twenty accolytes, each holding a lighted taper, knelt around the altar, forming a semi circle.
The church thronged with people. Only the family of the aged couple had been invited to witness the services at the church, but when the hour for holding them arrived the vast edifice was thronged with people. As the bridal party entered the church Prof. Ravold, the organist, played Mendelssohn’s Wedding March. The attendants were Miss Pink Genevieve Thebo and Master Eddie Sluder, the little grandchildren of the aged couple. Each of the children carried a floral offering. Mr. and Mrs. LaGrave, their attendants and those of the family who were present took seats in the sanctuary. Father Neu then celebrated grand high nuptial mass, assisted by Rev. Father Neithart, as deacon, and Rev. Father McLaughlin was sub-deacon. During the mass solos “O Salutaris,” by Paganini, and “Ave Maria,” by Bollman, were sung by Miss Emma Chapman and Miss Ella Hannah. The entire family approached the rail during the services and partook of the sacrament of Ruharist. The ceremony was brought to a close by an address by Father Neithart.
Mr. LaGrave is 81 years of age and his wife 68. He has resided in St. Louis since 1827, and was the pioneer in the Santa Fe trade. He made four trips across the plains to California with goods before the days of the railroad and was interested in gold mining. He has seen St. Louis grow from a little village to its present proportions.
Correspondence From Bloomsdale, Mo.
Mr. Frank Hoover, who has been a successful teacher inthe public schools of this county, has set out to be a doctor. He will soon leave for the medical college and thinks he will be back with a sheep-skin in a short time.
Mr. Joshua Billy, who has been languishing in his bed with asthma is not much better.
A terrible misfortune has lately undertaken Joseph Gegg, a farmer, who lives in the neighborhood of the Cornwall Copper Mines. Last New Year’s evening he spent in convivial companionship at a neighbor’s house and starting to return to his own home he became numb and drowsy and fell by the wayside, sleeping throughout the great cold of that night in the open air. He reached home Wednesday morning at 5 o’clock and found his feet and fingers on either of his hands frozen as hard as ice. In a few days mortification of the frozen parts set in and it became necessary to perform an amputation on the affected members. Accordingly Dr. Carssow, the physician who had been called to the case, cut off both feet at the instep, leaving the the heels, and also the two small fingers off the the right hand and all but the thumb off of the left.
The suit of Charles C. Rozier against Maria Ringwald, a wine and beer house keeper, wherein under the law of provisions of the Dramshop law, the former sought to recover $50 of the latter for selling intoxicating liquor to his minor son, and which was set for trial to-day, has ended in a drawn battle. The suit is to be dismissed at the cost of the defendant and plaintiff takes nothing by his action.
Simon Labruyere, generally called Polite, laborer on Jim. Pinkley’s farm, has fallen the joint victim of strong drink and the great cold. Last Wednesday he came to town and late in the evening, after drinking freely he started to return to his home, about two miles out, but the liquor and cold combined produced a stupor that caused him to lie down and go to sleep on the road before reaching his destination. He lay out all night and when found the next morning his legs were frozen from the feet up almost to the thigh and his arms up to the elbow. At this writing his physician is not able to say whether or not an amputation will be necessary.
Married: –On Tuesday, January 15th, 1884, by Rev. Fr. Weiss, Lawrence Bahr to Catherine Schweigert.
Born:–On Sunday, January 13th, 1834, to the wife of John Schmalle, Jr., a girl.
On Wednesday, January 16th, 1834, to the wife of John O’Shea, a girl. (transcriber’s note–the date is recorded as 1834 in both the above entries but apparently is 1884)
On Sunday, January 13th, 1884, to the wife of Emile Lelie, a girl.
Correspondence. From Staabtown, MO.
The guignolee ball held at Noah Williams’ passed off quietly. Only one hundred and twenty were present.
Louis Govereau, of St. Louis, formerly of this place, has gone to Florida to locate an orange grove. Success to him.
Fair Play–February 2, 1884
A little stranger stopped at John Aligire’s one night last week. It is a girl.
Married:— On January 29th, 1884 John Harter to Miss Emily Rigdon.
I understand that Andrew Thomure, son of Francis J. Thomure, has the winter fever.
Married: –On Tuesay, January 29th, 1884, by Rev. Fr. Weiss, Joseph Bahr to Miss Josephine Geiler.
Died:–On Wednesday, January 30th, 1884, Edward Seyssler, aged 43 years.
During the month of January the following notices of birth and deaths were filed in the county clerks office:
Births: Josephine Roth, Caroline Schaaf, Mary Dallas, Helen O’Shea, Kate Chadwell, William J. Laporte, Walter S. Kribbs, Anna S. Beauchamp, Mary S. Lalumendiere, Mary A. Lelie, Josephine Klein, Genoveva J. Scherer.
Deaths: Caroline Seibert, William LaPorte.
Born:— On Thursday, January 31 1884, to the wife of Charles C. Jokerst, a boy.
Correspondence From Bloomsdale, Mo.
The wife of Emile Carron is very sick with consumption.
The wife of Mr. Damas Boyer has been very sick, but is now recovering her health quite rapidly. We did not learn the nature of her sickness.
Real estate seems to be in good demand here. A short time ago Mr. J. L. Boyer bought of William Lalumendiere, a tract which formerly belonged to the parish of this place, for which he paid $325.00.
A ball was given at the house of Adolphe Lalumendiere on Thursday night of last week. the boys and their fair partners went whisking through the intricacies of the mazy cotillion, and all seemd to enjoy themselves hugely.
Mr. F. P. Morice has had the extra fingers of his child, which were spoken of in a former issue, amputated. They are preserved in alcohol, and Mr. Morice says, when his boy becomes a man he will show him that he has not the use of all of his fingers.
Fair Play–February 9, 1884
On the last night of the year, 1883, Mrs. Jean Painter departed this life at Walla Wall, Washington Territory, at the age of 76 years, 4 months and 1 day.
This pioneer lady was the daughter of the late Major Robert Moore, of Oregon, who was a former resident of Ste. Genevieve county and represented this County in the legisture of 1830, we believe it was. From here Maj. Moore removed to Oregon in 1840 and was a member of that then territory’s first legislature (1845) and subsquently was chosen speaker of that state. Mrs. Painter was born in Mercer Co., Pa, on August 9th, 1807, moved to Ste. Genevieve, Mo., in 1821, where she was married to Philip Painter, on Jan 6th, 1823. Her family emigrated to Oregon in 1850, but before starting westward two children had been buried, and while crosing the plains she met with the sore bereavement in the death, by cholera, of her beloved husband and two children.
In 1863 she arrived in Walla Walla, W. T. Forest Grove, Oregon in November 1863. Two sons and two daughters, Col. W. C. and J. C. Painter, and Mrs. D. J. Schnebly and Mrs. Geo C. Day, survive their aged and venerated mother. There are also two brothers surviving her, James M. Moore, who resided in Linn City, Oregon, and Robert Moore, of Knox County Illinois.
We mention a few of the many excellent qualities in the character of this worthy woman. One of her virtues was that of cheerfulness. Frequently old age brings not only infirmities of body but also fretfulness of dispostion; although afflictions came oft and grievous by death claiming loved ones and time brought physical pain yet mental, heart and bodily anguish could not destroy the smile and word of good cheer. As ripe fruit is sweeter than green and as harvest time is brighter than seed time, so her old age was sweeter and brighter than her youth. It was the golden age of happiness at the end of a long life of duties faithfully and cheerfully performed, and loving hearts gladly given her their service when this contented and cheerful spirit needed their care.
Fair Play–February 16, 1884
Died:–On Tuesday, February 5th, 1884 at Greenville, Mississippi, of pneumonia, Noah Hunt Leavenworth, aged 57 years 3 months and 27 days.
The deceased, in the language of one of his old friends, who knew him “was a good man”, and won all to friendship and affection for him by his kindly and generous ways. He was a native of Ste. Genevieve; was a brother of Franklin and Joseph Leavenworth and Mrs. Maryann Cozzens, and was related to many of the oldest and best inhabitants of St. Francois county. He built the first flouring mill in Libertyville, in the latter county. Along in the sixties he ran on the river and was captain of several steam boats, but at the time of his death he was extensively engaged in the saw mill business at Greenville, in partnership with his brother, Joseph. He was a bachelor and leaves surviving him as his nearest relatives, a brother and a sister, Joseph Leavenworth and Mrs. Maryann Cozzens, of New Tennessee.
His remains were brought here on Tuesday and interred in a private lot in the city cemetery.
The townsmen turned out and gave Mr. and Mrs. Leon Jokerst a genuine send off on last Saturday, when the couple celebrated their crystal wedding. Union Hall was well filled with on-lookers and dancers and the festivities of the evening were kept up until 12 o’clock.
Fair Play–March 8, 1884
Died:— On Monday, March 3rd, 1884, Caroline, wife of William Calliot, aged about twenty years.
Born: –On Saturday, March 1st, 1883, to the wife of Andrew Grass, of Bloomsdale, a boy. (transcriber’s note. Date is most likely 1884).
Fair Play–March 15, 1884
We have been informed that John B. Davis, Attorney at Law, has located at Chester.
Wm. Bieser, one of the best blacksmiths that ever struck an anvil in Bloomsdale, is again one of our citizens. He is a true, obliging gentleman, and his move to this place is hailed with a hearty welcome from all.
A shooting affray occurred, on the Little Saline, in this county, on last Monday, which may result fataly to one of the parties. The facts as near as could be ascertained are as follows: A man by the name of Buford South, a stranger claiming to have come from that very indefinite locality, the Smith, about two weeks ago, applied to Mr. Ralph Anderson, a substantial farmer living bewteen the Big and Little Saline creeks, to purchase some provisions, but not having the wherewith, proposed to pay for them in the currency of Cooper’s King Loan of High-leap, to-wit–promises. Mr. Anderson not being sufficiently satisfied of Smith’s solvency, and having no confidence in the pecuniary value of that sort of currency declined to trade. Mr. Smith, true the alleged southern instincts, drew his revolver and began to argue, Danville style with the obdurate owner of the coveted provisions. One shot struck Anderson in the upper left breast, just above the arm and ranging downward lodged somewhere in his body: the exact location of the ball cannot be determined. Mr. Anderson is in a critical condition from loss of blood and presumable injury to some vital organ. His physicians are unable at this time of writing to judge of the exact nature effect of the wounds. A warrant has been procured from F. A. Roy, Esq., for Smith’s arrest.
Fair Play–March 22, 1884
Correspondence. From Bloomsdale, Mo.
The wife of Mr. Chas. Govero has been quite sick lately, but she is now regaining usual health as rapidly as could be expected.
Miss Emily Primo, of whom I wrote last week, stating that she was very low with consumption, has since died. She was a very pious young lady, and her many relatives and friends find great consolation in the thought that their loss contributed to the gain of heaven. How cheering is the well founded belief that she is enjoying delights which can never vanish!
Died:–On Wednesday, March 16, 1884, of consumption, Bernard Henn aged _____
In the death of Mr. Bernard Henn, our county has lost another of its pioneers and and a valued citizen. Our space forbids further mention of him this week, but at some future time we will endeavor to give him proper notice.
The subject of our sketch, whose death on Friday, the 14th inst., ended a long and useful life, was born in Baden Germany, on the 6th of December, 1819. He was therefore in sh e 65th year of his age, thirty five of which have been spent in this county, and on the farm at which his death ocurred. At the age of 21, he determined to seek his fortune in the new world, and came to America, in pursuance of that design in 1840. He remained here two years, after which he returned to his native country and brought his father and family back to America with him.
During his visit in Germany, he became involved in difficultys with the military authorities of that country owing to his having neglected to comply with regulations of Germany with regard to military service. It was only after much diplomacy that Mr. Jokerst succeeded in securing exemption from military duty in Germany, and was permitted to return to the United States. He did so at last, however, and in 1842 returned to his adopted home. He was married on the 21st of May, 1844, by Rev. Father Gondolpho, in this city to Miss Veronica Grieshaber; she is the sister of Mr. Nic. Grieshaber, Mrs. Thomas Hoog, and Mrs. Lawrence Jokerst. There were born of this union nine children, seven of whom survive, namely; Mary, now Mrs. August Schilli, Nicholas, Lawrence, Francis X., Louis, August, and Julia, now Mrs. Vaeth.
Those who are dead are Rosine and Charles. He leaves a progeny of, besides his immediate family, twenty one grandchildren, and was the grandfather of ten others whose demised proceed his. In 1844, Mr. Jokerst, bought the place on which he died, known as the Frs. Lafleur farm, and which fits untiring industry converted from a broken piece of land into a charming home and a productive and profitable farm.
Mr. Jokest was buried on Sunday, the 16th inst, at St. Joseph’s churchyard, in the German settlement, in accordance with the rites of the Catholic church, into whose fold he was baptized in his native land and in whose communion he lived and died, a consistant Christian, God fearing man.
His funeral was attended by an immence concourse of friends and relatives, among whom were the following pioneers of German emigration into this county: Paul Ritter, Ignzntz Brischle, Augustine Gisi, Nicholas Wehner, George Gras, Joseph Schmidt, Nicholas Grieshaber, Judge Charles W. Hamm, Ignatz Klein, Feliz Hogenmiller, Joseph E. Herman, Barth. Burgert, Michael Jokerst, the latter the only surviving brother of the deceased.
(transcriber’s note: the article goes on to speak of the character of the deceased. Not transcribed in full).
On last Monday morning, when Squire Abel O. Babb, of Union township, went to feed his stock, he discovered that one of them, a mare, was missing, with a bridle and saddle. Messrs. George Murphy, and Jesse Babb immediately started in pursuit of the mare and thief, and arrived here about noon on the same day, where they found the mare, bridle and saddle; but no clue to the taker. The mare was found early in the morning hitched to Mr. Philip Snyder’s fence, taken and stabled by Mr. Snyder’s son. It is probably that some one started to walk from Farmington here, and finding the round and journey more than he bargained for, concluded to borrow a horse for a “spell”. Being too considerate to disturb Mr. Babb’s slumber, he just took the animal and left her when she had served his purpose where he knew she would be found.
Fair Play–March 29, 1884
Miss Guste Naumann, a young woman living near Red Bud, Ills., committed suicide, on Sunday, the 16th, shooting herself with a navy revolver.
Died:— On the 24th inst. at his residence, in this county, of dropsy, Thomas Hoog, aged 78 years.
Clara, the four-year old daughter of Mr. Firmin Desloge, died at Bonne Terre, on the 21st.
Calvin Westover, an old resident of St. Francois county, died on the 15th inst. of pneumonia.
We have been informed that work will be begun, in a short time, on a railroad from East St. Louis through the American bottom to Chester, Ills. God grant that it may be so. With the big bar in front of town, and the landing running away on both sides of us, Ste. Genevieve will wake up some morning and find herself in the middle of the “Staked Plain.”
Orrin A. Carpenter, who has been on trial during the past week, at Petersburg, Ills, for the murder of Zura Burns, was acquitted on last Saturday. The jury were out all night, and returned the verdict early on Saturday morning. This result was not unexpected, for the evidence was altogether circumstantial, and while some of the links seemed to implicate Carpenter, it was not, as a whole, very strong against him. On the other hand, his social standing and previous good character strongly negatived the probability of his guilt. Carpenter’s acquittal shrouds the case with greater mystery than ever, and leaves no clue to the identity of the murderer.
Mr. Peter J. Primo met with an accident, lately, which caused him a sensation of uneasiness for several days. While he and his hired hand were cutting a tree down; a pole which they had leaned against a tree fell on his head and neck knocking him senseless for a moment.
Miss Nina McNair, formerly one of Ste. Genevieve’s fair daughters, now of the city of St. Louis, will be married to Mr. Paul Bakewell, after lent.
Mr. Charles Thomure, in excavating for the foundation of Mr. Rozier’s warehouse, at Rock Haven, came upon an Indian grave. There was no evidence of there having been any coffin and whatever shrouding there may have been, long since mouldered into earth. The skull was sound but the remainder of the body crumbled away on being exposed to the air. Among the contents of the grave were a flint arrow head, and a fragment of stone upon which the head rested as upon a pillow. The body undoubtedly was that of an Indian, and from all appearances had lain where found for many, many years.
Mrs. Josephine Botz celebrated her 49th birthday, last Monday night. The Progressive Band discoursed music and Mrs. Botz treated her guests in her usual hospitable manner. A pleasant and sociable time was had by everybody. May you live long and prosper is the Fair Play’s greeting.
Fair Play–April 5, 1884
Only one marriage license issued during the month of March. They were for John Hurst and Josephine Meyer.
Charles W. Meyers has moved to Rock Haven with his family. He will take charge of the landing at that place in future. Charlie is a good fellow and will make every effort to please his patrons.
The “German edition” of the Fair Play has borrowed some of the thunder of the Herald, and comes out independent.–Herald.
To Mrs. Louis P. Girard, a girl; to Mrs. Frank P. Maurice, a boy; to Mrs. Alfred Lalumendiere, a boy; to Mrs. Frank Sexauer, a girl; to Mrs. E. J. Lawrence, a boy; Mrs. Joseph Rudluff, a girl; Mrs. Basil Cambron, a girl; to Mrs. James Pinkley, a boy; to Mrs. Henry Jokerst, a girl.
Caroline Calliott, Nancy Jerrolds, William G. Boyer, Elvina Pinkston, Ignatius Layton, Mary N. Rudluff, George Seibert, Amedee Labruyere and Mary J. Bauman.
A young son of Mr. Ferd. Abernathy met with a singular adventure last Saturday which might have resulted in another Charlie Ross affair. As he was returning home from Mr. Cumming’s farm, about two and a half miles from here, he was accosted by two strangers, who asked him to assist in removing a dead man from a sink hole near by.
On arriving at the sink hole, some distance in the woods from the road, young Abernathy says that he found two women. They immediately seized him and commanded him to follow them which, under duress he did. The party led him through the woods to a point some seventeen miles from town where by some chance he escaped, and returning , related what we have written. The motive or ultimate object of his would be abducters young Abernathy says he can not fathom.
From Mine la Motte.
Also old Uncle Johnnie Porter, of near the Cross Roads after a lingering illness of fever and old age. He was eighty-five years of age at the time of his death.
Mr. Leander Elledge, who has resided in Missouri for the last twenty-six years, will return to Alabama, his former home, about the 24th of this month, to take up his abode for the future.
From Three Rivers, Mo.
Miss Bettie Cunningham was married, last week, to Mr. Wm. Naby. It was a quiet, but we hope, a happy wedding. May they live a long, happy and prosperous life is the wish of their many friends.
From St. Mary Mo.
Two men arrived here yesterday evening on the hunt of two burglars, who broke into, and robbed F. C. Townsend’s store at Rushtower on the night of the 31st of March, they proceeded on down the river this morning in a skiff.
Fair Play–April 12, 1884
Died:— At his residence in the Ste. Genevieve, on the 7th day of April, 1884, of consumption Sebastian Geiler, aged 57 years.
Mr. Geiler was one of our oldest citizen and a worthy man. He leaves surviving him a widow and several children.
The citizens of Cape Girardeau want to light their handsome little city with gas. We hope that they may do so, for the “Cape” is a go ahead, plucky city and full of the tune of the march of improvement. But say, what do you want with gas? Where’s Houck, and Brown and Dennis and Sandford and them other lawyer fellows?
Frank Ranger, formerly of this county, died at Bonne Terre last week.
Born, —To Mrs. Wm. Kittenger of River Aux Vases, on Tuesday, the 8th inst, a girl.
The relations of the late Mr. Michael Chenue have had his remains exhumed and removed from the old Catholic cemetery to the new one of the Perryville road, to repose beside those of his wife Mrs. Antoinette Chenue.
The wife of Mr. Sam Haney, of New Tennessee, increased the population of that part of our county by two recently. Only one of them is a citizens, the other is a citizeness. The climate of Saline Township must be very salubrins, if the number of twins and triplets born there is any indication.
Died:–At her home in this city, on the 7th day of April, 1884, of rheumatism of the heart, Maria Jasmin (colored) aged 55 years.
Mrs. Engelbert Ketterer, a widow 65 years old, formerly a resident near the River aux Vases where some of her relatives still live, committed suicide by drowning near Belleville, Ills. She was living with her son Casimere and on several occasions before she tried to take her life but was prevented by timely rescue. She left home on the 12th of March, and although diligent search was instituted when missed, her body was discovered two days later.
The case of the state of Missouri against Henry Bauer, before F. A. Roy, Esq., was continued, lst Tuesday, by the court, until Monday, April 14th, for want of time to try it. The Smith case took up all day and interfered with this case. The facts, as related by the prosecutor, Mr. Henry Baumann, are that he closed a road on his land which was re-opened by the defendant. Mr. Baumann, in passing from his clearing with a load of wood was met by Bauer who used threatening language and endeavored to strike Baumann with a rock.
Fair Play–April 19, 1884
Young Man Killed by Being Thrown From a Wagon.
A very distressing accident occured last Saturday about ten miles south of this city. George Bauer , jr., son of George Bauer, while driving an empty wagon ran over a stump in decending a declivity, formed by a spring branch and was thrown out of the wagon on the ground. The fore wheels of the wagon passed over his body bruising him very severely and causing him severe pains. He got up, however, and went home, feeling no inconvenience other than the pain necessarily incident to the bruises he received during the evening he sat in the family room at his home feeling sore and very uncomfortable, but giving no evidence of any serious hurt. As time wore on he seemed to get no better and a physician was summoned , who, upon examination, could find no external evidence of serious or dangerous injuries, and so stated to the family. The young man continued to suffer without thought of danger until nearly morning when he began to vomit blood and finally expired at about four o’clock on Sunday morning. He was nearly fifteen years of age, an industrious, an a hard working boy, the main reliance of his father, who is now somewhat advanced in years, and whom other children have all married and left the parental homestead. Young Bauer’s funeral took place from the Lutheran church, in this city, on Monday and was largely attended.
Fair Play–April 26, 1884
Henry D. Loemis, who killed John F. Reynolds at Jackson, Mo, a few weeks ago, was remanded to jail after a preliminary trial, to await the action of the grand jury.
On last Tuesday morning while two ladies were out, looking in every nook and corner, for a rarity for dinner called “Salid” they run on the skeleton and clothes of a man, in the woods pasture owned by our miller, Mr. McGahan. The ladies notified their neighbor Mr. Ross, of what they had found and accompanied him to the spot. Mr. Ross then came to town and notified Esq Crump, A. Abernathy, the editor and several others, who went immediately to the place. There it was without a doubt, the skull and many other pieces of bones in the body, and the clothing of a man; consisting of a hat, coat, pants, shoes and two shirts, one check shirt and five white shirts; on the button-hole loop at the bottom of the bosom of the white shirt, were the letters “C. B. P.” worked with red silk thread. Nothing in the way of a scrap of paper or anything that would in any way, throw a shadow of identification as to who the victim was. A small paper box resembling some what a pill box was also found. Now the mystery to be solved is, who the man could be, and what could possess any person to go to such a place as this to die. As several parties have suddenly disappeared from his place lately, the mystery may yet be revealed that it is one of the missing parties. The bones show that they have been there several months. It was supposed at first that it was a negro but D. DeBuchananne pronounces it the skull of a white man about 45 years of age; it measures 21 inches.–Bonne Terre Reporter.
It is probably that the remains described in the foregoing article are those of one Dan O’Connor, who formerly was employed at the St. Joe Lead Company. The mark on the shirt was recognized by C. B. Parsons, Sup’t of St. Joe Works, as one that he had given to O’Connor. O’Connor was very dissipated, and disappeared from Elvinville, a small village adjoining St. Joe, about a year ago. Shortly afterwards several articles of clothing were found along the road but attracted no particular attention at the time.
Born:— To the wife of Severin Geiler, on Tuesday April 15th, a boy.
The mail route from St. Mary, via Minnith, to Avon has been ordered by the Post Office department. Frank Obuchon is the Post master at Minnith. The mail leaves Avon in the morning; arrives at St. Mary at about eleven o’clock A. M. and leaving at on P. N. arrives at Avon in the afternoon.
Last week we stated that Mrs. Mary Triplett had sued out a warrant against Uriah Branham, Bob Long and others for breaking the window of her house and disturbing the peace of her family. This was a case of mistaken identify so far as Bob Long was concerned, for he was not present at the disturbance, being on the other side of the river at the time of the occurrence thereof, and so well satisfied were the officers of the law of this fact that Bob was not even arrested. This was not a case of “old dog Tray being found in bad company” for when placed on the witness stand on behalf of Branham, Bob swore that he didn’t know anything of Branham of his knowledge and didn’t wish to know; never mingled in his society and never intended to, all which makes us regret the more that he was, by an unfortunate mistake, connected in a criminal charge with that odoriferous individual.
Mrs. Iris Turley, wife of B. M. Turley died at DeSoto on the 14th inst. aged 40 years.
Married: On the 22nd inst., by Rev. Father Peters, Mr. Charles Roth and Miss Emma Sewald. The ceremony was performed in the church, during the heavy snow storm.
Mrs. Mary Ann Carron met with a serious and painful accident, last Sunday. While carrying an armful of wood into the house, she fell and broke her arm.
Mr. Thos. Cragget met with a serious accident, last Thursday, While standing on a load of straw with a hay fork in each hand, the load turned over and two prongs of one of the forks entered his right side and ranged upward into his lungs. It was at first thought that it would prove fatal, but Dr. Hertich, who is attending on him says he is in a fair way of recovering.
Fair Play–May 3, 1884
Col (?) James was acquitted, last summer, at Gallatin, Mo, of the Winston train robbery and of the murder of conductor Westfall. The Republican papers throughout the country exclaimed with one voice, “Poor Old Missouri,” and many weak need Democratic journals joined with them in charging that Frank James’ acquittal would retard the prosperity of Missouri, drive capital from her borders and deter desirable immigrants from making homes within her limits, and many even went so far as to charge, by implication at least, that there was an organized purpose among the people of Clay, Platte, Buchannen, Clinton and Davies counties, with the aid of the executive officers of the state to screen the famous bandit from justice.
Last Friday, he was acquitted, in the United States court, at Huntsville, Ala. of the mail robbery at Muscle Shoals in that state. Is it an order to cry. “Poor old United States”?
The Soda Pop man at DeSoto sent the editor of the Watchman a sample case of soda, ginger ale and sarsaparilla, whereupon the editor says that Mr. Lorenz will prepare some new flavoring for his soda. The boys down here flavor their soda themselves, and it don’t take much soda either.
Frank James was acquitted, last Friday, at Huntsville, Ala. of complicity in the Muscle Shoals robbery. He was immediately arrested by the sheriff of Cooper county, Mo., for a train robberies at Otterville, Mo, in 1876. There are two indictments still pending against him in Missouri, and one in Minnesota for the Northfield bank robbery.
Emile Lelie will leave for Los Angeles, California, next Monday week with the purpose of making his home there.
Philip Mulheiseler and family, all of this city, left for St. Louis last Monday, on the Hudson, to make the latter place their future home.
The following deaths have been reported to the County Clerk, during the month of April.
Mary Hannah Carron 38 years Feb. 24th
Andrew Tullock, 38 years Mar 1st phthsis, pulmonalis
Emily Primo, 32 years “ “ 13 same
Nicholas Jokerst, 66 years “ 14 Paralisis.
Bernhard Genn 62 yrs “ 19 Asthma
Thomas Hoog, 77 years “ 29 Dropsy
Sebastian Geiler, 57 yrs, April 8th Consumption
Mary Jasmine (col) 58 yrs, April 7th Rheumatism of the heart
Miss Mary Wolf. St. Mary, sister of Mrs. Martin Rond, died on the 15th inst, of Typhoid fever after an illness of only three days. She was but fifteen years of age and a very interesting young lady.
There were only three marriage licenses issued during the Month of April.
Joseph Reich–Mary A. Klein
John B. Boyer–Mary A. Tullock
Charles A. Roth–Emma H. Sewald
Frank Babb, of the Southern Livery Stable, met with a painful accident last Thursday evening. Returning from his residence to the stable, after supper, he was thrown from his horse, and his foot becoming entangled in the stirrup, he was dragged some distance. His injuries, though painful, are not dangerous.
From Mine la Motte.
A quiet marriage ceremony was celebrated at the residence of Mrs. Nancy D. Ellidge, the bride’s mother, on the 13th inst. Mr. Arthur M. Smith was married to Mrs. Mattie J. Wammack, the Rev. Alex Carver, officiating. May the untried future smile brightly on their united lives.
Among the guests were, Josiah Wammack, T. A. Priest and family, R. A. Bayless, and many others.
The following births were reported to the county clerk during the month of April.
To the wife of Jno C. Drury, a boy,
“ “ “ G. J. Ditch, a boy,
“ “ “ J. W. Barham, a boy,
“ “ “ F. W. Beggenmeier, a boy,
“ “ “ C. J. Carron, a boy,
“ “ “ A. F. Carron, a boy,
“ “ “ August Muuier, twin boys.
Last Thursday evening, Sidney Koehler, a young son of Mr. Herman Koehler of this city, departed this life. Some weeks ago he was attacked with that fell disease of this climate, pneumonia, from which at one time he seemed to be recovering, but by some mischance took a relapse, followed by an abcess on one of his lungs which resulted in his death as stated above. Sidney was a bright, promising boy, dutifully, obedient and affectionate to his parents. He seemed gifted with a manly, thoughtfulness far beyond his years and was in all respects a most exemplary boy–Mr. Koehler and the sorrowing mother have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement.
Fair Play–May 10, 1884
Fernando, a young son of Squire Coak Sebastian, died at his home, on the 2nd inst., of typho malarial fever.
Joseph Sheirman was taken to St. Louis, last Monday, to answer to the charge of passing counterfeit money, before the U. S. Court.
Fair Play–May 17, 1884
We learn that a little son of Fred. Roth’s fell in to the river, one day this week, and would have been drowned had not his little brother hauled him out.
Joseph Schirman, lately tried in the U. S. Supreme Court for passing counterfeit money, returned home last Wednesday night, on the Hudson. Joe made a narrow escape, and it is to be hoped that this lesson will teach him that it is dangerous to joke with the law.
A. H. Turley, a Union township lad, was married to Miss Lizzie Lloyd, on Wednesday, of last week. This thing of Ste. Genevieve boys marrying St. Francois county girls is going too far and in behalf of the fair and blooming maidens of Union Township we protest against it.
Henry L. Rozier left for St. Louis, Sunday, and will probably extend his journey as far as Dubuque, Iowa, where he will go to bring home with him his sister, Mrs. Zoe Gregoir, to be present at an interesting little ceremony, occurring about the first of June and in which Henry will be one of the chief actors.
Mr. Charles Fisher, of St. Louis, was married to Miss Helen Bernays of this place, daughter of Dr. F. J. Bernays, on Wednesday eve of this week, at 8 o’clock. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Fr. X. Wiess, at the residence of the bride’s parents. At the time appointed for the ceremonies the invited guests were assembled and the bride and the groom with their attendants entered the parlor. The Rev. Father Weiss addressed the couple briefly, but impressively, upon their matrimonial obligations. The bride was beautifully attired in a dress of satin, made entrain, the front of the skirt was one muss of lace and embroidery. The corset was cut “V” shape and trimmed with a lovely garniture of natural flowers. A veil of illusion set off this handsome dress and the brunette appearance of the fair bride. The presents were numerous and costly, but for want of time and space we cannot give a list of them. Those present were Mr. Geo. Fisher, father of the groom, Mrs. Medart with son and daughter, Mr. Will Howard, Mrs. Spearing, Miss Theela Bernays, of St. Louis, Robert Bernays of Washington City, A. C. Hertich, Dr. Audre and family and a few of their intimate friends.
From Lawrenceton, Mo.
Married:— On Monday, the 12th inst., Edmon Plank to Miss Mina Uding.
Miss Emelia, daughter of Adolph P. Carron is very sick with pneumonia.
From Mine la Motte.
Robert McDowell was accidentally shot through the left hand, a short since. Guess he didn’t know it was loaded.
Fair Play–May 24, 1884
Died:–On Wednesday, Mary 21, 1884, of carbuncle of the lungs, Mrs. Martha Hay, aged 60 years.
Charlie Meyers and Charlie Naumann took Bedford Smith, who was, last week, tried for assault to kill upon Ralph Anderson and sentenced to two years in the penetentiary, up to Jefferson City, last Sunday.
We learn that some relatives of John Heibel, of the German Settlement, in this county, came down to visit him, last Tuesday. They recently arrived from Germany and will take up their residence permanently in this county.
The usual quiet serenity of the village of Harrisville was disturbed last Monday, by an event of unusual occurrence in this county. Peter Weiss, a miner, at the Cornwall copper mines, went to his work, on Monday after carefully locking his house, which was without an occupant, in this absence, his family being at Fredericktown. Weiss kept his money in a trunk, in the house, and usually left it there while at work. On this occasion he left it as usual, and proceeded to his daily task. On his return in the afternoon he found that the door had been pried open and the trunk rifled of its contents amounting to one hundred and twenty-five dollars. The parties who committed the robbery are known and will, before a great while be sent to disgrace–a prison cell.
Frank Frichette left Cape for Girardeau, last Wednesday night, whither he goes to accept a position in Christ. Betten’s establishment. Before leaving he raffled an elegant gold watch. Judge Bantz and A. C. Hertich held a partnership ticket and won the watch.
Fair Play–May 31, 1884
Death of Mrs. Buckner.
Mrs. Mary Buckner, formerly Mary Bruce, a niece of Mrs. Henry Janis, and of Mrs. Emily Shaw of this city, departed this life at Fredericktown on last Monday, the 27th inst. in the ___ year of her age.
Mrs. Buckner has been a victim of that insidious and fatal malady, consumption, for some time. Her decrease has been but a question of time for a year or more, and sad as the blow is, come when it may, this was not unlooked for. Mrs. Buckner was a most estimable lady, a consistent, fervent christian and deservedly beloved by all in her wide circle of friends and relatives. With the dread monster death, at her door, his approach heralded by consumption’s unmistakable signals, she never faltered in her cheerfulness, or in her fortitude, and was well prepared for the transition to a better life when the summons came. Mr. Buchner, her husband, has been dead some years, but she leaves an only child, an infant girl of five years of age to mourn a mother’s loss.
Fair Play–June 7, 1884
A man named Kavenaugh got into a drunken rage last Sunday at Glascow, Ills., and threw a heavy glass at a companion. He missed the party at whom he aimed but struck an innocent bystander, a Mr. McNabb, killing him instantly.
Marriage licenses issued since May 9th, 1884.
Edmund blank to Wilhelrmina Uding, Charles Fischer to Helen Bernays, Herman Weber to Elizabeth Bergert, Frank Baumstark to Rosa Rottler, Frank Gegg to Mary Sinz, Henry L. Rozier to Sallie M. Carlisle.
The act of Congress giving pensions to survivors and widows of soldiers who served in the Mexican war, will become a law early next month.
Soldiers who served sixty days; widows married before the discharge of the soldier who have not remarried, are entitled to pensions under this act.
Beneath the Wave.
Amos Deiffenbach Drowned While Bathing in the River.
The ”Cramps” supposed to be the Caused of his Death.
Last Sunday afternoon, Jake and Fred Kruse, Amos Deiffenbach and several other young men, who are temporarily residing on Moreau’s Island, opposite this city, were amusing themselves, by running foot races, wrestly and other athletic sports, just to break the monotony of the Sunday idleness, until becoming tired and perhaps heated with their violent exercise, some one proposed a swim in the river. The proposition was acceded to as soon as made, and in a second the young men stripped and plunged into the chilly water of the slough, east of the island. No one thought of the danger, nor was their heated, glowing bodies supposed to be a source of danger until each struck the water.
The sudden shock however brought them to a realization of their imprudence, and they swam for the bank; on reaching which it was discovered that Amos Deiffenbach was missing. Alarm and dismay seized those who had safely got to shore, and every eye was strained for their companion, but he was no where to be seen. Whether he struck some hidden obstruction in his plunge into the river, or was seized with the fatal, paralyzing “swimmers’ cramps” is not known. At all events he was never seen again. A skiff was procured as speedily as possible and a thorough search was made for Deiffenbach’s body, but without avail. The current is very strong where the swimmers were and it is probably that the remains have been carried miles away ere this. Young Deiffenbach, had lately come to this State, from Philadelphia, and was universally liked for his frank, hearty manner and good nature. He was employed by the Kruse Bro’s on Moreau’s Island.
The Rozier–Carlisle Nuptials.
Mr. Henry L. Rozier was, on last Wednesday morning, united in marriage to Miss Sallie M. Carlisle, the niece and adopted daughter of Mrs. John N. Boverie of this city, the Rev. Father Weiss, pastor of this parish celebrating the rites. Mr. Rozier is a well known and successful business man of our city, being the senior member of the firm of Rozier & Jokerst. The bride was one of the fairest and most popular of Ste. Genevieve’s many fair daughters; the “baby” and idol of her family and beloved by all who knew her. The only hearts ease for the pang of giving up our darling to “stranger hands” is in the knowledge that she has been bestowed upon one worthy to take and cherish a young life so full of tender love and trusting womanliness.
The wedding was very private, only the immediate families or very old friends of the contracting parties being present. Among the guests were Mr. & Mrs. John N. Boverie, Mrs. Francis C. Rozier, Miss Marie and Alice Rozier, Mr. & Mrs. Cyril Gregoire, of Dubuque, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Boverie, Mr. & Mrs. Louis Rozier, Mr. Felix Rozier and daughter, Miss Odile Rozier; General Rozier and Miss Eva Rozier, Mr & Mrs. Charles C. Rozier, Mr. & Mrs. Judge C. W. Hamm, Mr. Wm. H. Conner, Mr. & Mrs. H. S. Shaw, Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Rozier, Mrs. Lavinia Rozier, Mrs. John A. Dillon, and Miss Maud Dillon, Mr. Jules E. Boverie, Charles Schneider, O. D. Harris Esq. Miss Elvira Adams, Misses Mimi and Mary Janis, Mr. Jules J. and Henry Janis, Edwin J. Rozier and many others.
The bride and groom left in the afternoon for a tour through the East, after which they will reside in this city.
Fair Play–June 14, 1884
John N. Munsch was made the happy daddy of a fine boy last Saturday night.
Master Johnnie Vieh was in this city, last Saturday and Sunday. He came to be present at the silver wedding of his parents.
Emile Lelie sent a pamphlet descriptive of California to his parents. He and Harry Bantz express themselves delighted with the climate and natural advantages of the “Golden State.”
It was reported in town last Wednesday, that John Hay, who formerly resided in this city, at the Quarry, and at Harrisville lost his life by falling from a third story window in St. Louis.
Mary E. Barnes, daughter of A. L. and Harriet Barnes, was born in Ste. Genevieve county, MO., February the 25th, 1867, and died June 2nd 1884.
Another home made desolate; another grave to scatter flowers upon; another vacant chair, Mary’s form rests in the grave-yard by the side of her little brother, who several years ago Jesus called away to sing his praise around the throne of God.
Mr. Cetto has sold his property to Mrs. Frank Rehm. On Saturday June 21, at 1 p.m. he will sell at his place on Washington street, the following for cash: cooking and heating stoves, tables, chairs, safe, launges bedding, garden and other tools, various valuable books, trunks, etc.
Mr. Frank Obuchon, of Libertyville has bought the Keller farm, and will make it his home in the future. I presume that horse shoeing at 75 to 90 cents per set is most to slow a way of accumulating wealth for Frank.
Mr. Frank Baumstark and Miss Rosa Rottler were married on Monday, June 10th, at the residence of the bride’s father, by the Rev. Father X. Weiss. The groom is a handsome and accomplished young gentleman, the first miller at Giesing’s mill, Valle Forge, St. Francois county, Mo., and the bride is the eldest daughter of our esteemed fellow citizen, Valentine Rottler; a fair and lovely young lady, whose many friends will regret to lose her from among them , but will send with her, wherever her lot may be cast, those sentiments of love and admiration which she has won and richly deserves. On account of a recent bereavement in the groom’s family, the marriage was very private, the relatives of the young couple and intimate friends only, being invited. We tender our congratulations and best wishes to the happy twain. (a list of presents were included in the article-not transcribed).
The bride and groom left on Wednesday for Valle Forge, St. Francois county, where they intend to make their permanent home.
Fair Play–June 21, 1884
Bro. McMullin of the Hillsboro Democrat has been very unfortunate lately. About a year ago he was thrown from a hack, fracturing his right arm and shoulder, which being badly set and bandaged, he was compelled to have treated in St. Louis, undergoing a painful operation in so doing and delaying his recovery nearly a year. Just as he was getting over this misfortune, he was thrown form a buggy, and sustained a fracture of his left wrist. Mc. still keeps his flag nailed to the mast.
Miss Annie Kenner, of Crystal City and Mr. Jesse Waggener of Rush Tower, were married in Jefferson county, last Monday. Miss Kenner is the daughter of Mr. Wm. B. Kenner and was formerly one of the belles of this county.
A report is in circulation that one of the spans of the Upper Saline bridge gave way last Monday and fell into the creek. B. S. Pratte, Joseph Bauman and A. Lafleur were on the bridge at the time. Mr. Pratte’s horse was injured somewhat by falling among the timbers, and Mr. Bauman was quite severely injured The others escaped with only a few slight bruises. It is said that Mr. Pratte was compelled to cut the timber away in order to extricate his horse. Mr Lafleur’s horse was so seriously hurt that it is thought it will die.
Fair Play–June 28, 1884
It is rumored that Miss Nancy Jane Moore, daughter of Mr. Jeff. Moore of the Cotton Woods, was married to a Mr. Elisha Lindsey, last Tuesday.
Henry Blair left, last Wednesday, for Dallas county Arkansas, where he is engaged in logging for a large saw mill. He was accompanied by Sam Boyer and E. A. Johnson.
Vallee Harold left, last Wednesday on the Hudson, for Greenville, Ills., where he is going to push the faver fer the Greenville Sun. Vallee is a bright, intelligent young man and we hope that his stay in Greenville will be pleasant and prosperous.
Fair Play–July 5, 1884
The only marriage license since the first of June was issued on Wednesday to F. Emanuel Terry and Augustine Laplant.
Married.–On Wednesday, July 2nd, 1884, by F. A. Roy, justice of the Peace, Mr. Frank E. Terry to Miss Augustine Laplante, both of Harrisville, Mo.
Last week we noted the fact that the nude body of a young man apparently eighteen or nineteen years of age had been found in the river near here. Our notice was seen by friends of the deceased and on last Wednesday, Mr. Joseph Lannigan came down from St. Louis for the purpose of identifying the body. He brought a photograph of the young man, which he showed to Mr. Rheam, the coroner, and to several who had seen the body. They felt confident that the remains was the original of the photograph. If the identify is established, the deceased was named William Lewis; he resided in east Carrondelet Ills, and met his death accidentally while bathing in the river. Mr. Lannigan will have the body exhumed and conveyed to the home of his parents.
Fair Play–July 12, 1884
W. H. Conner, wife and family spent last Sunday with Mr. John N. Boverie, Mrs. Conner’s father. Young Master William Harry Conner, aged about one month, was christened on the same day.
Dolly Ann Dickerson, who about ten years ago was sentenced to the penetentiary from this county, for killing of a Mr. Grein, returned home last Tuesday, having been pardoned by Gov. Crittenden on the 4th of July.
Pierre Menard will make his debut as Judge Norwood in Fogg’s Ferry, at Union Hall to-night.
Fair Play–July 26, 1884
An infant child of Nere Lalumnondier was buried last Saturday.
Died.–At Ste. Genevieve, Mo., on Friday July 25th, of dropsy Andre St. Gemm, (colored) aged about 70 years.
Died.–At Ste. Genevieve on Thursday, July 24th, of cholera infantum, Thomas J. infant son of Joseph and Mary Flynn, aged one year and twenty two days.
Mrs. Joseph Flynn, is quite sick, at her residence, from exhaustion and prostration caused by her unremitting care of her sick baby, for the last two weeks.
Died.–At Ste. Genevieve on Thursday, July 24th, 1884 of cholera infantum, Elisabeth infant daughter of George and Elisabeth Sexauer, aged 8 months and 15 days.
Fair Play–August 2, 1884
Born to Mrs. Frank A. LaGrave, on Monday, July 28th, a boy.
Died.–At Ste. Genevieve, Mo., on Thursday July 31st 1884, at 8 o’clock P.M. of consumption Mary, daughter of George and Margaret Orl, aged 19 years. (transcriber’s note–the surname of this family is difficult to read. It may be Oil)
Fair Play–August 9, 1884
Mr. Edmond Menard, died last Thursday morning at his residence near Kaskaskia Ills at an advanced age. Mr. Menard was one of the pioneers in the settlement of the West and came of the original French stock of Louisiana. He was a brother of the late L. C. Menard of this city.
Last Wednesday morning Mrs. Bleifus’ dog exhibited symptoms of illness strongly resembling hydrophobia, which alarmed the family. They reported the facts to Father Huttler, who shot the animal before any harm was done. Cold lead is an infallible cure for rabies if prescribed early enough.
A joyous, happy crowd, full of anticipated bliss and brimfull of love for all mankind, paid our little city a visit last Wednesday. Mr. Emile Mougin and Miss Emily Mougin, of Praire du Rocher, Ills., called on clerk Guignon for authority according in the statutes in such case made and provided, to unite their fortunes through life’s troublous journey. There being no objections, the license was granted, Squire Roy waited upon and the Gordian knot, which only death, or a circuit judge can loose, firmly and securely tied. The wedding party consisting of Emile Mougin, the groom, and Miss Emily Martin, the fair young bride, accompanied by Messrs William Becquette and Charles Martin, groomsmen and Misses Leonie Mougin and Harriet Steinkopf, bridesmaids, repaired to the Southern, where an elegant repast was served.
All went on merry as the typical marriage bell until early evening, when the newly wedded couple and their attendants departed for their future home in Praire du Rocher.
Name Cause Age Date.
Mary Richards Can. Ut. 48 yr. May 25
Louis St. Gem Rheum. 68 “ July 25
L. Laumandiere Sum. Com. 1 “ “ 18
Teresa Beck Tetanus 1 “ “ 11
Anna Bleumel _____ 24 “ “ 8
Mary L. Evans Dysent’y 20 “ “16
Felix B. Miles Diarhrea 10 “ “16
Correspondence From Bloomsdale, Mo.
Our young merchant Mr. Louis J. Boyer is confined to his room with an attack of illness.
A fatal accident occured, last Saturday, about three miles southeast of Bloomsdale. Leon LaRose a boy about 13 years of age, was riding on a wagon loaded with barrels of water for the steam thrasher when one of the wheels of the wagon, dropped into a rut and threw the boy out, one of the barrels going out over the end gate at the same time, rolling or falling on him while on the ground. His abdomen was badly crushed and a frightful gaping wound was inflicted on his forehead. He suffered great agony for a few hours, which he bore, with remarkable fortitude, until death finaly came to his relief.
Fair Play–August 16, 1884
Born. –To the wife of John LaChance, on Thursday August 14th, 1884, a boy.
A sad accident which resulted in the death of Mr. Jessie McFarland, occurred in New Tennessee, one day last week.
From Coffman Mo.
The border of our county was the scene of a sad and deplorable accident on the 5th of this month. Mr. Jessie McFarland, a farmer and one of our old citizens, who lives about 23 miles form here on the Fredericktown road, while watering his horses was fatally injured. He had come in at noon from work, taking his horses to water, motioned with his foot to one which was crowding the other, and by some means got his foot entangled in the lines hanging from the hames. The horse became frightened and ran away, draging Mr. McFarland some distance, breaking and bruising one of his legs and lacerating his face, head and body in a frightful manner. Drs. Horn and Parkhurst were immediately summoned and amputated the injured limb, but to no purpose for Mr. McFarland died in a few minutes after the operation. He leaves a wife and several children.
Fair Play–August 23, 1884
Flynn–To the wife of Joseph Flynn, August 19th, a girl
Rozier–To the wife of John F. Rozier, August 19th, a boy
Kark-Weiler. By the Rev. Fr. Pigge, at the residence off the bride’s father, Mr. Karl Weiler, August 20th, Mr. John Karl to Miss Elizabeth Weiler; both of Ste. Genevieve County.
Ambruster–Died on Friday August 1th at his residence in Ste. Genvieve county, Louis Ambruster aged about 60 years.
McCarty–on Friday, August 15th, 1884, infant son of Peter McCarty.
Last Monday Mr. John Guethle, an old man about 60 years of age met with an unfortunate accident. He was riding on horseback, driving some loose horses out of a field, when one of them ran up towards him, and kicking at the horse Mr. Guethle was riding, struck Mr. Guethle on the leg, breaking both ankle bones so that the larger protruded through the flesh. He fainted from loss of blood and fell from his horse in the field, where he remained for some time, until his family becoming alarmed went in search of him, and found him where he had fallen unable to rise or help himself. He must have suffered terribly for more than an hour. Dr. Carssow was called and set the wounded member.
St. Mary Homicide
Jacob Lindley shot and Instantly Killed by Chas. Adam, The Town Marshal.
Opinion Divided in St. Mary as to Adam’s Guilt.
Our sister town of St. Mary was the scene of an unfortunate tragedy last Friday evening, at about 8 o’clock, in which one man lost his life and another has been placed in a very unenviable position. The fatal pistol, a rash temper and an opportunity has again blighted two lives and orphaned a helpless family.
The town marshal, Charles Adams shot and instantly killed Jacob Lindley, a blacksmith, for interfering with him in the discharge of his duty, as he said. We prefer not to give a detailed account of the affair, because Adams has yet to be tried and we do not desire to create any prejudice for or against him in the trial. Adams is a young married man, with no children, having only recently been married. Lindley leaves a large family of young children, his wife though is dead.
The facts as gleaned from the evidence at the trial are substantially as follows. During the morning Adams in the discharge of his duty, forbade a party having a trained bear to exhibit the animal because it had no muzzle on and was denounced by several parties, more or less under the influence of liquor, of interfering. One of them became noisy and was arrested by Adams and taken to the town jail, to remain until sober. Lindley, the deceased, objected to the arrest of the man and told the marshal, at the time, that he was acting without (illegible) and contrary to law. During the day, after the arrest Lindley met Adams several times and reiterated his objections. Finally at night, the parties met in front of Difani’s saloon where the subject was again discussed until an angry altercation ensued which culminated in the fatal shot.
The evidence of the meeting at Difani’s salon is slightly conflicting, we therefore let the witnesses tell their own story as it that part of it.
Richard Evans testified: “I saw the last squabble they had, Charles Adams was standing on the door step of Ben Difani’s saloon and Jacob Lindley was standing on the side walk. Mr. Lindley was talking about the fines he had paid and said he had arrested the man for nothing. Mr. Adams asked him if he could find out where he had not tended to his business, he wished he would tell him, if not why tend to his own business. Mr. Lindley said, Mr. Adams, I don’t want to raise any fuss with you, but am telling you for your own good, and if that man knows any thing about law he can make you suffer for it. They then quarreled and Adams gave him the damn lie. As Adams gave him the damn lie he made a motion, could not say whether he struck him or not; as they both fell he shot.”
Charles Adams: “I took the prisoner down to Ben Defani’s and Lindley followed us down, and he said I’d have to suffer for all this. Mr. Frazier stopped me in front of the saloon to speak to him, and Lindley came up and said God dam you, you did not do your duty, I told him I did do my duty and disputed his word, I don’t know exactly the language I used, and I told him in any thing was wrong he could have me up for not doing my duty, Mr. Frazer walked away while we were talking I then turned around to start off, when we were talking I was facing down the street, and he was facing up, just as I turned he struck me on the left side of the head I turned facing Difani’s building when he struck me he knocked me over the curb stone, about half my body fell in the gutter and the other half on the side walk, as soon as I struck the ground, he jumped straddle of me, when I fell and he was coming toward me I hollered for some one to help me, and no one came to my assistance, he got straddle of me and raised his hand to strike me, and while he was on me, I ran my hand in my right hand pocket and got my pistol and shot, I fell on my back with my left hand under me. When I was talking to him I had my left hand on my hip, it make marks on my hip, elbow and hand when I fell. I did not have my right hand behind me at all. I had my pistol in my right pants pocket and pulled it out while lying in the gutter and shot. I did not intend to kill him when I shot, only to wound him to keep him off of me. Martin Rond told me last summer that Jacob Lindley said if I ever crossed his path he would mash me in the ground.”
The community is divided in opinion as to the measure of Adam’s guilt, many charging that it was a wanton murder, others again believing that although he was not entirely without justification in what he did, yet he was hasty and went to unnecessary extremes, while quite a respectable number believe him entirely justifiable in his action. It is under any view, a very deplorable occurrance, as well for Adams as for deceased. Adams has been well thought off in St. Mary, where he has lived for several years. Lindley was, it is said, a dissipated, shiftless man but with all harmless and not at all quarrelsome.
The preliminary examination was held before Justices Roy and Mattingly and the bail fixed at $2000, which the defendant was unable to give and was committed to jail.
On last Thursday Adams’ counsel appeared before Judge Hamm of the County Court, and asked to have the bail reduced. After a careful examination of the circumstances of the defendant and his family, Judge Hamm reduced the bail to $1000. It is thought that he can give this bond.
Correspondence from Bloomsdale.
Frank C., the infant son of William Beiser died on the 14th instant. The funeral was largely attended.
Fair Play–August 30, 1884
The marriage of Mr. Joseph Hauck and Miss Belle Calliott, which has been among the probabilities for some time, was celebrated at the church of Ste. Genevieve in this city last Tuesday, by the Rev. Father Weiss, pastor of this parish. Quite a number of invited guests were present at the church to witness the marriage ceremony, after which they repaired to the residence of Mrs. Jules Calliott in New Bourbon, where an elegant supper awaited them. The festivities were kept up until a late hour of the night and were as merry as the famous “Marriage bells.” The attendants were Charles Hauck and Miss Nancy Moore, Clay Ziegler and Miss Josephine Vorst, and Charles Wilder and Miss Lulu Naumann. We tender our congratulations and best wishes to the happy couple.
Felix Carssow wrote home to his parents from New Mexico that he is well satisfied with the prospects of that territory, and that there is a fine opening for money making in the cattle business. He will be home in the fall for a short time, after assisting to drive a herd of cattle to St. Louis.
Thomas Hauck, a son of Mr. Benjamin Hauck, of this county, was recently the victim of the too careless handling of firearms. He was hunting with a double barrel fowling piece, and having occasion to cross a field, climbed over a fence, dragging the gun over after him. While on the fence the hammer of one of the barrels caught on a rail and discharged the piece, tearing of his thumb and fearfully lacerating his arm.
James–Davis. At Ste. Genevieve Mo., on Friday August 22nd 1884 by F. A. Roy; justice of the peace Mr Charles James to Miss Odile Davis both of Randolph county, Ills.
Hall–Derousse, –At Ste Genevieve Mo., on Wednesday August 27th 1884, by F. A. Roy, justice of the peace Mr. George W. Hall to Miss Harriet Derousse both of Randolph county, Ills.
Hauck-Calliott,–At Ste. Genevieve church Ste. Genevieve, Mo., on Tuesday August 26th 1884, by the Rev. Father Weiss, Mr. Joseph Hauck to Miss Belle Calliott; both of Ste. Genevieve county, Mo.
Cunningham-Sherlock.–Near Staabtown, Ste. Genevieve Co., Mo., on Wednesday August 27th 1884, by Rev. M. W. Robertson. Mr. J. W. Cunningham to Miss Dora Sherlock;
LaChance,–To the wife of August LaChance, on Sunday August 24th, a girl.
Correspondence from Staabtown, Mo.
Miss Dora Shearlock is to be married Aug. 27th.
Wedding at Staabtown.
Miss Dora Shearlock, the beautiful and accomplished daughter, of Mr. John F. Shearlock was united in marriage to Mr. J. W. Cunningham, of St. Francois county, at the residence of her father, near Staabtown, on last Wednesday. The wedding, was private, only the relatives and intimate friends of the family being invited, yet there were enough to make this usual joyful occasion one of more than ordinary pleasure.
We regret to part with the amiable young bride, for she will create a void in many bosoms to whom her pleasant manners, and goodness of heart had endeared her. We hope that she may be as happy in her new sphere of life as those she has left wished her to be, and that the brightest hopes of a fair girl’s fondest dreams may be realized.
Fair Play–September 6, 1884
Mrs. Jennie Layton, of St. Mary, has removed to St. Louis where she will reside in the future. Mis Layton will, we understand, secure an elegant residence in a good neighborhood, and be prepared to entertain any of her old friends who may visit the city.
Mr. Jhon L. Boverie has sold his store and stock of goods at the Cronwall Mines to Mr. Charles E. Klein, the superintendent of the mines, and former owner of the store who will conduct the business on his own responsibility in the future. John Hogenmiller who managed the business for Mr. Boverie is again behind the counter of Mr. Boverie’s store in the city.
Mrs. Brown, widow of the late Scot Brown, formerly of this county, is in town visiting her old friends. While here she was the guest of Mrs. C. C. Kerlagon and Mrs. Judge. Bogy. Mrs. Brown is nearly 80 years of age, but is hearty and as active as one of fifty. She is the mother of Judge R. V. Brown one of the Judge of the county court of Perry county, of William V., John V. and Cullen V, Brown, of several married daughters, and number of progene of grand children and great grand children.
Mrs. Gibson, mother of Mrs. Karl A. Mueller was the victim of a serious misfortune last Monday. In descending the stairs at Mrs. Mueller’s residence she slipped and fell to the bottom of the stairs, dislocating her shoulder and otherwise injuring herself. Mrs. Gibson is quite an old lady, being ___ years of age, and quite feeble. She is doing as well however, as could be expected for one of her age and infirmities.
Correspondence from Bloomsdale, Mo.
A little daughter of Joseph Benham while strolling about her father’s premises, accidently trod upon a copperhead snake. The venomous reptile turned without warning and buried its fangs in her person. Medical aid was immediately summoned, and though the poison in her system rendered her condition highly critical for a while, she is now quite well.
The following returns of deaths are on file in the County Clerk’s office for the month of August:
Marie F. Melcher convulsions, 2 years
Theresa Keifer, chol mob. 41 years,
Jas. C. Patterson, diarherea, 80 years
Leo LaRose, accident 14 years
Patrick McCarty, insuition ——-
Katie Wahl, meningitis, 8 mos
Thos J. Flynn, chol. infant. 1 year
Emma Blumel, chol. infant. 1 year.
The following returns of births have been filed in the office of the County Clerk since our last report:
Mary “ boy
Helena “ boy
Margaret “ boy
Selma “ boy
Caroline “ girl
Ivann “ girl
Louis W. Eayton
Veiretta “ girl
Lydia “ boy
Clara “ boy
Charles T. Radley
Mary F. “ boy
Regina “ boy
Bernadine “ boy
Mary A. “ boy
Mary A. “ girl
Permilla “ girl
Mary L. “ boy
Thomas F. McCabe
Lucinda “ boy
James T. Mudd
Elizabeth “ girl
Rebeca J. “ boy
Louise “ girl
Mary “ girl
John F. Rozier
Emily “ boy
Wilhelmina “ boy
Louisa “ boy
Margaret “ boy
Mary “ girl
Frank A. LaGrave
Emily “ boy
Henry S. Shaw
Katie L. “ girl
Mary “ girl
Marie “ boy
Licensed to Wed.
The Circuit Clerk has issued marriage license to the following parties, during the months of July and August:
Henry Meyer to Matilda J. Pratte.
Alex’er HJ. Gordon to Martha J. Smith
William Hurst to Caroline Fallert.
John Karl to Elizabeth Weiler,
Eli P. Mougin to Emily M. Martin.
Christian Baumann to Sophia Hess,
Joseph Hauck to Mary Calliott,
Francis Roth to Brigltia Roth,
Charels James to Odile Davis,
Jas F. Cunningham to Dora Shearlock
George Siebert to Margaret Jacob
George W. Hall to Harriet Derousse
Francis Spraul and Louise Becquette
The Rev. Joseph Vansickles, died at Farmington on the 14th of August at an advanced age. Mr. Vansickles was formerly a resident of our county, in which he spent his youth, manhood and declining years until about two years ago, at which time he sold his farm, removed to Farmington and devoted himself to the work of the ministry. Mr. Vansickes raised a large family of children nearly all of whom survive him, honored and respected for the sturdy honesty and preservering industry, inherited from their father. Several years ago Mr. Vansickles united with the Baptist church and soon entered in the field of the ministry, where he continued until his death, a consistent Christian and a God fearing man respected and beloved by all who knew him.
Babb–Died, at Ste. Genevieve, of cholera infantum, on Friday, August 29th, Mary Louise daughter of J. F. and Rachel Babb, aged 1 yr., 1 mo. 1 day.
Fair Play–September 13, 1884
Miss Mary S. Gem’s marriage to Mr. Ebert of New York, is announced to take place shortly.
Hohm–Near Ste. Genevieve, on Wednesday Sept. 10th Flora, infant daughter of Frank and Bertha Kohm, aged 3 months.
Roth–Roth. On Tuesday, Sept. 6th, at 10 o’clock, A. M. at the church of Ste. Genevieve, Ste. Genevieve, Mo., by Rev. Father A. J. Huttler, Mr. Francis Roth to Miss Brigitta Roth, both of Ste. Genevieve county.
Spraul–Becquette. On Tuesday Sept. 6th, at 2 o’clock P. M., at the church of Ste. Genevieve, Mo, by Rev. Father A. J. Huttler, Mr. Joseph Spraul to Miss Louise Becquette, both of Ste. Genevieve county.
Correspondence from Staabtown.
William Bloom will soon take his departure for California, to better his fortune. We wish him abundant success but hate to lose him as a neighbor and citizen.
Fair Play–September 27, 1884
Mr. and Mrs. Simon A. Guignon are in St. Louis to be present at the marriage of their son, Mr. Emile S. Guignon, which occurred last Wednesday.
Last Friday evening as J. B. Hogenmueller, a farmer who lives with Mr. John Urich, was driving home from town his wagon struck an obstruction in the road near the lime kiln, about two miles from town, throwing him out. The wheel passed over his abdomen, inflicting severe internal injuries. He was taken to Mr. Anton Erkerts where he still remains quite ill but with fair prospect of recovery, Dr. M(illegible) Andre is the attending physician.
Senrich–On Saturday Sept. 21th at Ste. Genevieve, Mo, John Senrich aged about 78 years, of senile debility.
Jokerst–On Sunday Sept 21st at the residence of Mrs. Sophie Jokerst in Ste. Genevieve county, Rosine Jokerst, daughter of the late Lawrence Jokerst, aged 13 years 8 months.
Chadwell–At Ste. Genevieve, Mo. on Thursday Sept 25th, of inflamation of the brain, Alice, infant daughter of A. H. and Alice Chadwell, aged three years.
LeCompte–On Wednesday Sept 24th at Ste. Genevieve, Mo. Mary, wife of Cassimire LeCompte (colored) aged 67 years.
Married.–On Tuesday September 19th. 1884, by Squire Wm. H. Dutton at the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. Henry C. Gaines to Miss Carrie McCarthy, daughter of Walter C. and Sarah A. McCarthy.
At the residence of Mrs. Remlingler, the bride’s adopted mother, in the city of Ste. Genevieve, on Wednesday September 24th, by Rev Father Huttler Mr. Henry Siebert to Miss Louise Lampher, both of this county.
At the Wein Garten church, in the Ste. Genvieve County, on Tuesday, Sept. 23rd by the Rev. Father Pigge, Mr. Joseph Grishaber to Miss Louisa Hogenmueller, both of this county.
At St. Vincint, church, City of St. Louis, by the pastor, on Wednesday Sept. 24 Mr. Emile Guignon of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., to Miss Julia Millenberger of St. Louis.
Mrs. Remlinger’s modest little home on Washington street was aglow with (illegible) and happy faces last Wednesday evening. The occasion was the marriage of her adopted daughter, Miss Louise Lapmher to Mr. Henry Siebert, a son of Mr. Adrew Siebert, of New Bremen, in this county. The (illegible) were celebrated by the Rev. Father (illegible–Huttler?) among quite a number of the friends and relatives of the parties, who wished the wedded pair all the blessings of life. (transcriber’s note–article was difficult to read–a list of gifts were included but not transcribed)
Fair Play–October 4, 1884
The announcement of the marriage of Joseph Meredith, one of the best known of our residents, will be something of a surprise to his many friends here. The following marriage announcement is however, authentic:
Meredith-Kellerman.–In Denver, Colorado Monday, September 15th 1884 by the Rev Myron H. Reed, Joseph Meredith to Emilie Kellerman.
The future and permanent residence of the couple will be Rico. where Mr. M. is so largely interesting. This decision will be received with pleasure, as his friends would not be reconciled to the changed condition of affairs, should it deprive us of the superintendent of the Grand Duke Mining Co. With the assurance of an addition instead of a loss, they will be more than satisfied. He anticipates a pleasant welcome for Mrs. Meredith. Reco, Col. Newspaper.
The case of Charles C. Green and Peter Obuchon against Mrs. Matilda Beard administratrix of the estate of her husband, the late Edmund L. Beard occupied the attention of the probate court from Monday morning untill Friday evening.
There were twenty seven witnesses examined and a voluminous mass of testimony elicited. The plaintiffs are the joint devisees with Mrs. Beard of her late husband’s will and are objecting to her settlement with the probate court.
St. Mary Items.
Albert Grief, a farmer, living about six miles from here was accidentally shot by his brother, recently, while squirrel hunting. The charge lodged in both of his hands and one of his legs but inflicted no dangerous injuries.
Mr. George M. Dean, a farmer in Bois Brule bottom, lost about three hundred bushels of wheat by fire a few days since. He had burnt his straw from the thresher two days before, but had saved some to cover his sacked wheat. In the interior there had been rain which led Mr. Dean to supposed that all the fire had been extinguished, hence he was not as watchful as he might have been otherwise, and was unaware of the fire until informed of it by one of his neighbors.
Correspondence from Bloomsdale, Mo.
A sad accident happened last Monday to Mr. Edward Cotes, while on his way to Bloomsdale his team became frightened and ran the wagon against a bank, causing the seat to upset with him. The doctor says he has two ribs broken which pained him very much for some time, but the latest tidings report him considerably better.
Two more parties have been made the sufferers of these venomous reptiles, the copperhead snake. Mr. Chas Seibeat being around during the night arose but in the darkness could descover nothing. He opened the door to step out when to his horror felt something biting his foot but did not know what it was until he lit a lamp and discovered it to be one of those despisable reptiles. John Morice as orphan boy staying with Louis Ratty met a similar fate. While taking a morning ramble he suddenly was bitten by one of the same species. He are glad to say that both cases are safe. However, it is a singular fact that this is the third case of the kind in this part of the county in the last month.
Fair Play–October 18, 1884
Mr. Joseph Silvey and Miss Lulu (illegible) of this county, were married at Farmington, Mo. by Abraham D. Kaen, Esq, on the 7th Inst.
Antoine Micheaux who was charged with forging the name of Louis Jacko to an order on Charles A. Herter had his preliminary trial before Squire Roy last Monday. He was remanded to jail in default of bail to await the action of the grand jury.
Peter Obuchon and Charles Green defendants in the case of Matilda Beard administratrix, of the estate of Edmund L. Beard dec’d. Lately tried before the Probate court have taken an appeal. The bond was $600 with Miles A. Guilbert Thomas B. Whitledge and others as securities.
Correspondence From Bloomsdale, Mo.
We just learn that Mr. Joseph Carron aged about 76 years, was suddenly taken seriously ill.
Fair Play–October 25, 1884
A Mrs. Elizabeth McClure, of Oregon county gave birth to three girls, on Sept. 22nd. All three infants were well developed, but they soon died and were burried in one coffin. The father and mother are 17 years of age each.
The wife of our old time friend, Socier Menard, gave birth to a bounc-boy on Wednesday, October 15th. A very remarkable feature in this case is that the baby was born on the 39th anniversary of Socier’s parents’s marriage.
On last Saturday while a little son of Mr. Valentine Rottler and John Jacobs a blacksmith, working for Chas ?urgert, were driving up Third street their horse became frightened near the (illegible) street bridge and ran away. Jacobs was thrown out of the wagon near Leon Jokersts’ saloon, the boy however stayed in the wagon until the horse was stopped at the cornor of Fourth and Market by Chas Meyers. Jacobs sustained some ugly wounds about the face and breast, but none of them serious.
Died:–On Saturday, Oct 18th, 1884, at his residence in Bloomsdale, Mr. Joseph Carron, aged 74 years, 11 months and 23 days.
The deceased, in the words of those who knew him, was “a faithful christian”. having spent a life earnestly adhering to the doctrines of the Catholic church.
Last Wednesday evening, or more properly during the night sometime as Marten Bell, a young man employed by Paul Huber was going home on horseback, he was thrown from his horse and dragged nearly three hundred yards. He was only liberated by the breaking of the saddle girth and was found on Thursday by Xavier Eckenfels with his foot still fastened in the stirrup. He was dragged over three or four pole bridges before the saddle came off and his arm, body and head fearfully mangled, his jaw being literaly ground to a pulp. Mr. Eckenfels it is said heard his cries during the night but was unable to locate them, only realizing their nature in the morning when he saw the print of Bell’s body on the road. The tragedy was not due to any fault of Bell’s but simply the fact that his horse was very wild and it is supposed shied and threw him.
Fair Play–November 8, 1884
We notice Bob Able an our streets last Saturday evening with a smile on his countenance that reached from ear to ear. On inquiring the cause of so much happiness he answered that he was the “dady of a big boy”.
Evans–Kern: On Wednesday, October 5th, 1884, by the Reverend Father Huttler, Mr. John C. Evans to Miss Emily Kern.
Died:–At New Offenburg, Friday, the 7th, of Nov, Wendelin Karl, aged about 40 years.
We are informed that Dr. Mouters, formerly of Perry County has located at Staabtown in our county. Dr. Mouters is a young gentleman of pleasant address and comes well recomended from his old location. We bespeak for him the patronage and confidence of our people.
On last Wednesday, a quiet wedding took place in the Catholic church of this place. The contracting parties were our esteemed young friend, John Evans and Miss Emily Kern. After the marriage ceremony was over the happy young couple what a party of their near relatives and intimate friends quietly betook themselves to the residence of the brides mother where a bountiful supper awaited them. After all had partaken of the delicacies that are generally served on occasions of this kind, they wended their way to Mr. Leon Jokerst’s large dining room, where a great crowd of friends had assembled to congratulate them and after which a dance struck up which lasted until a late hour.
Fair Play–November 15, 1884
Miss Lizzie Kelly, eldest daughter of the late Henderson N. Kelley of this county was married a few days ago, at Springfield, Mo. to a Mr. Wheeler.
The residence on the farm of Wm. B. Kenner, on the Sline creek, in this county was burned to the ground a short time since, Mr. Kenner lives near Crystal City in Jefferson county and had a tenant on his farm in this county. We are not advised whether the property was insured or not.
Quite a joyful wedding party assembled at the residence of Antoine Govereau, a worthy colored citizen of our county last Sunday. The occasion was the marriage of his daughter, Susan to Mr. Ben Johnson. A number of the brides relations and friends from here attended the wedding. A sumptuous repast was spread upon the hospitable board of the bride’s parents and elegant presents and testimonials of regard were given by the bride’s acquaintances, white and colored.
Mr. Charles H. Myers and his amiable lady celebrated the fifth anniversary of their marriage, the wooden wedding, on last Tuesday evening. A number of their friends assembled at the hospitable home of Mr. Myers to offer their congratulations for the happy past and good wishes for the future. A merry and happy evening was enjoyed by all and by none more than Charles and his good wife.
Miss Emily McFraland died at the residence of Capt Robert Holmes on last Monday, at the age of 52 years, and was buried at the Stone church grave yard, in New Tennessee last Wednesday. Miss McFarland was a sister of Mrs. Holmes a lifelong resident of our county and a gentle, amiable Christian lady.
Fair Play–November 22, 1884
Married,–At the church of Ste. Genevieve, in the City of Ste. Genevieve, on Tuesday November 18th, by the Rev. Father Huttler Mr. F. X. Herzog to Miss Helena Govero, daughter of Xavier Govero, Esq.
Died,–On Tuesday Nov. 17th, Felix Soseph infant son of Sefroid Maurice, aged 26 days.
Born–To the wife of George Wehiner on Thursday, Nov. 20th, a daughter.
Last Sunday, 16th, was the twenty fifth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. Charles C. Rozier to Mrs. Mimi LaGrave. Time has dealt lightly with Mr. and Mrs Rozier and Providence has blessed them with sturdy, healthy and exemplary children. They are in the order of their birth, Charles A. Rozier, now with Schoenbeck & Co of St. Louis, Miss Lucie, now teaching school at the Primo school house in this county, Master Willie with the Simmons Hardware Co of St. Louis Miss Constance, Miss Marie, Masters Anthony, and Bennie and Miss Miriam a little mischief making laughter provoking sprite of some six or seven summers. We sincerely hope that Mr. and Mrs. Rozier may live to enjoy twenty-five years more of companionship and see the fruition of the promise, which the handsome young gentlemen and ladies, with whom their union has been blessed, now give of useful and exemplary lives.
Harriet Frazer, wife of Henry Frazier died at the resident of Leonard Laws on the plank road, about five miles north of Farmington, on Saturday, November 15th of consumption aged about 24 years. She was buried at the private grave-yard on Peter Yoder’s farm in the Burk’s settlement on Sunday the 16th The funeral service was held at Chestnut Ridge church and conducted by the Rev. John F. Rudy. Mrs. Frazer lost two young children just before her death, one aged about one years, the other about six months and mother and children lie side by side in their final earthly tenement.
Fair Play–November 29, 1884
Maried:–On Thursday Nov. 27th, 1884 by Rev. Father Hutler, Amos N. Bono to Honora Brown.
Antoine Micheaux, the young colored man from Illinois, who has been in jail here for some time for forging the name of Louis Jecko to an order for goods on C. A. Herter plead guilty to the charge last Monday and was sentenced by Judge Fox, to the penetentiary for two years.
Fair Play–December 6, 1884
Mr. John F. Shearlock sold his splendid farm on the River aux Vases last Friday, to Mr. William Neger, a prosperous and skillful farmer, who for many years operated a farm on the plank road, about nine miles south of this city. The price paid was five thousand dollars, which is not exorbitant from the fact that the farm embraces nearly three hundred acres, over one hundred of which lie in the River aux Vases bottom. Mr. Neger’s purchase is a part of the old Antoine Janis tract and comprised originally nearly one thousand acres in area.
The town of Staabtown, the farm of Charles Staab, Anselin Stolzer, Philip Joggerst, part of Henry Buaman’s farm Shearlock’s mill and several other valuable properties have been carved out of it.
Died:–Near New Offenburg, Mo. on Thursday Dec. 4th, at 11 o’clock, P. M., Joseph Karl, aged about 40 years.
Under the Sod.
The remains of the late Benjamin A Soulard were laid to rest yesterday, and were followed to the grave by a large number of the city’s oldest citizens. At noon the funeral cortege left the Soulard family residence, No. 2940 Locust street and proceeded to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, corner of Jefferson avenue and Lucas place. The ediface was thronged, Father Powers conducted the funeral services and there was no mass. The reverend gentleman delivered a very excilent address dwelling at considerable length on the history of the family and said that not only had the Soulards been officers in the French army but the maternal grandfather of the deceased had also been an officer in the French army under Montcalm and was with him at the battle of Quebec when that fortress was taken by Wolf. The family was a distinguished one on both sides and had been well known for 100 years. Referring to Mr. Soulard himself, Father Powers said he thought everyone in the city knew of his excellent moral character and high integrity. He was honorable and upright in the mintiest details, particularly in business.
Fair Play–December 13, 1884
Mrs. Frank Luster, of Scott county was burned to death, on Wednesday of last week, while standing near the fire place combing a child’s hair.
Mr. William Baumstark and Mrs. Mary Meyer were united in mariage by the Rev. Father Weiss, at the Meyer hotel, last Wednesday evening. Mr. Baumstark, the groom has been a resident of his community for several years and has won for himself the esteem and confidence of every one. Mrs. Meyer, is the widow of the late Martin Meyer and is a daughter of Mr. Nicholas Wehner. She is still in the bloom and sunshine of life, gifted with an energy and positiveness of character that has enabled her to conquer the obstacles that surround a woman’s path in the battle of life and to make the Meyer house and its proprietress smile with home comfort and pleasant associations. The wedding was very private but the large circle of relatives made up quite a large attendance.
The cake and wine was immense and our toast was “May Mr. Baumstark’s and his amiable bride’s journey through life be a pleasant one”–Devils.
Death of Charley Morris.
Died, at the residence of his father in Ste. Genevieve county, Mo., on the 26th of November, 1884, Charles B. Morris, of typhoid fever, Fourteen years ago Charley was a student in the school of the writer. He was punctual in attendance, studious, courteous and genial, and was ready and willing to contribute to the pleasure and comfort of his school fellows. He early professed faith in Christ. made a living sacrifice of himself to God, joined the Missionary Baptist church, and was ever a zelous member. He knew that, “A Godly life is the best preparation for death,” and so shaped and regulated his course in life that when death came, he was prepared to die the death of a true Christian and pass triumphantly into the realms of eternal peace and happiness. His many friends will remember him as one whose life is worthy of imitation. Farmington News.
Peter McCarty died at his residence near Quarrytown last Wednesday morning, of consumption, aged about 40 years. He came to this county in the year 1869 during the flourishing days of our Sand stone quarry, at which he was employed until it closed work, he then rented a farm on which he has lived ever since, a hard working, honest upright citizen. He was an Irishman and though full of the impulse and warm heartedness of his dear Emerald Isle he was an exemplary citizen and humble though his sphere in life, he did his part bravely, nobly and earned the respect of all classes of our community.
He was buried in the Catholic cemetery last Thursday with the ceremonies of the Catholic church, in which faith he lived and died. May the sod rest lightly over his grave for many a more pretentious man could have been better spared.
Born-To the wife of John L. Boverie, on Sunday Dec 7th a daughter.
Born--To the wife of Christain Baum, on Sunday Dec 7th a daughter.
A Sad Case.
Sometime ago a family, consisting of husband, wife and several small children, stopped at Rock Haven, intending to seek employment from Mr. Clary. Before this was done the husband, wife and some of the children were taken sick remaining so for several weeks. On Thursday the husband died leaving the family in the most destitute circumstance. Our wealthy citizens should see that the proper relief is given the survivors. These people are absolutely penniless and in want of subsistence. Bob Able, John Evans and Charles Meyers, all poor men with family cares of their own fed, cared for and nursed them until now, for which they deserve due praise. Let some who have more than they know how to use supplement the work of these Samaritans.
Fair Play–December 20, 1884
Mr. John Wheeler, formerly of Jackson, Cape Girardeau County, Mo. died at Bowie,. Texas, on the fourth of December, at the age of 48 years, of cancer of the stomach. Mr. Wheeler was the husband of Mrs. Mildred Wheeler, a sister of Mrs. Ann D. Leavenworth of this city. Mrs. Wheeler brought her husband’s remains to Cape Girardau county for interment and will probably make her future home with her sister at this place. Mrs. Leavenworth writes that she will return as soon as the late Mr. Wheeler’s business affairs are sufficiently settled for her do so.
Mr. Ferd Wilkerson, of St. Louis, lost his infant son this week, aged about five months.
Miss Josephine Vorst, the eldest daughter of Mr. Joseph Vorst, of the Southern Hotel has been confined to her bed with a malady resembling deptheria. She is recovering however and will it is hoped be entirely well in a few days.
We have been informed that Mr. M. Cozzens, a son of the late James C. Cozzens, is quite sick at his home in New Tennessee. Mr. Cozzens spent a short time in our city attending school and has been a frequent visitor since. His many friends will regret to hear his illness.
Mrs. Marie Louise Moreau.
On Saturday, December 13, 1884, departed from this life Mrs. Marie L. Moreau, after a brief illness. Mrs. Moreau was born in Ste. Genevieve on Oct. 4, 1800, and had therefore attained the ripe old age of 84 years. She was the daughter of Salvador Pascal Detchemendy and Therese St. Gem Beauvais. The record of her career may be written in a few words. Having her human passions and inclinations under the strong control of a practical Christian spirit, her life was pure and simple, her worldly cares being confined to her domestic circle, and her spiritual to keeping her soul at peace with God. The most important steps she took had the sanction of religion. She received her first communion from the hand of Rev. Father Maxwell, and was confirmed in 1814 by Fr. Rev. Bishop Flaget, both events taking place in the old frame church of our town.
Her next important step in life was her marriage to Mr. Joseph Moreau which was celebrated in the same edifice on January 12, 1819, during a hymeneal mass. This ceremony was performed by Rev. Cure Pratte, uncle of Mrs. Valle. The offspring of her marriage was 12 children, 3 sons and 10 daughters. She endured many trials of Christian fortitude, for she witnessed the deaths of her husband, who died March 9, 1857, and 10 of her children. Her surviving children are Mrs. Isabelle Smythe, of St. Louis; Mrs. Samuel S. Stanton, and Miss Martha Moreau. The loss of her daughter, Mrs. Francis J. Ziegler, had a depressing effect on her spirits, and accelerated her death. Although the public were unprepared for the news of her demise and despite the inclement weather, her funeral cortege was quite large. She was buried in the family lot in the New Cemetery, whither the remains of her husband will probably be transferred.
During her entire life, Mrs. Moreau was a faithful and devout attendant at the services in the Catholic church of our town. Her faith was firm as a rock,and her charity was ardent to the extreme. Religious sentiments pervaded her mind and predominated in her conversation. Born in the pioneer days, she became imbued with the spirit of unwavering devotion to the True Church which prevailed every Catholic home in those times of simple sincerity, when the very difficulties that beset religion and its followers bound them more closely. Her home in this town, was Bishop Timon’s and his successors, Bishops Odin and Rosati favorite resort. As Mrs. Moreau’s life affords an excellent model for the imitation of Christian wives and mothers so her death leaves a void in the hearts of her relations and has produced a feeling in our entire community of deep regret for the loss of one of Ste. Genevieve’s worthiest women. She has we confidently hope to receive the crowning reward for which she toiled during her long and peaceful life.
Fair Play–December 27, 1884
No vital records.