Fair Play–January 6, 1900
Born, on Saturday, December 30, 1899, to the wife of Mr. Henry Baumgartner of this city, a son.
The six weeks’ old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Columbus Abernathy of this city died of heart failure on Friday morning, January 5, 1900, at 6:30 o’clock.
Born, in St. Louis, on December 23, 1899, to the wife of Mr. Chas Haftey, triplets–two boys and a girl. Mrs. Haftey is a daughter of the late Joseph Flieg of this county.
Mrs. Dotta Drury (colored) of Bloomsdale died of paralysis in this city on Wednesday morning, January 3, 1900, at the advanced age of 90 years. The old lady had been an invalid for thirty years and came to this place about three weeks ago to undergo medical treatment. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Thursday afternoon.
A Series of Mishaps.
While attempting to board the train at the depot here Wednesday afternoon Will Pierce of St. Mary’s made a mis step and fell and broke his leg. The train stopped and the unfortunate man taken aboard and brought to his home at St. Mary’s.
On New Year’s Day Hon. J. B. Caldwell of St. Mary’s slipped and fell on the ice and dislocated his shoulder.
While out skating on the river Frank Guethle of the same place fell and broke his leg on Wednesday.
Charles Adams of that city also fell and broke his leg on Wednesday.
Mr. Henry Baumann of River aux Vases was thrown from his horse on New Year’s Day and sustained a fracture of the shoulder.
Edward Boland, formerly of Minnith, died of pneumonia on December 23, 1899. The remains were interred in the Boland cemetery near this place. Deceased leaves a wife and several children to mourn his loss.
A child of Jacob Brown died one day this week.
Mr. Paul L Lempke was called to St. Louis this week to visit his wife’s grandmother, Mrs. John Lee, who was seriously ill, but is now improving. Mrs. Lee is the wife of the late John Lee, at one time surveyor of Ste. Genevieve county.
Mrs. George Grass, mother in law of Frank J. Huck, was seriously ill on Tuesday and for a time her life was despaired of. We are glad to be able to state she is now some better. Mrs. Grass is seventy six years of age.
Fair Play–January 13, 1900
Born, on Tuesday, January 9, 1900, to the wife of Mr. Fred. Operle of this city, a son.
Mr. Miles A. Gilbert of St. Mary’s celebrated his 90th birthday on New Year’s Day. Mr. Gilbert, we are glad to say, enjoys perfect health.
Mrs. William Hart died at her home at St. Mary’s on Tuesday, January 9, 1900, of consumption, at the age of nineteen years.
Mr. Christian Meyers died at his home at St. Mary’s on Friday, January 5, 1900, of pneumonia, at the age of 59 years. The funeral occurred on Saturday.
Mrs. Maud Valle Turner died at her home at Normandy on Sunday, January 7, of spinal meningitis, at the age of thirty three years. The deceased was a niece of Mrs. Zoe Rozier and Mrs. E. St. James of this city.
Mr. Dennis E. Rigdon and Miss Katie T. Siebert were married on Tuesday, January 9, 1900, at Caldwell, by Rev. Father M. Bahr. Mrs. Joseph Gisi and Miss Emily Rigdon and Miss Euphrasia Thomure of this city attended the nuptials.
A spike was placed on the railroad track by some unknown party Tuesday night. Ed. Schaaf, R V. Brown and George O. Bond boarded a hand car here that evening for their home at St. Mary’s. A few miles below town the car struck the spike and left the track, throwing the occupants in all directions. Fortunately no one was hurt. The railroad company are keeping a vigilant out look and the guilty part, if caught, will be severely dealt with.
Mr. Frank Grieshaber died at his father’s home in this city on Tuesday, January 9, 1900, at nine o’clock A.M. of bronchitis, at the age of 32 years and 23 days. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Wednesday afternoon at four o’clock, Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout officiating at the funeral ceremonies. The deceased was married in September, 1889, to Miss Laura Fontan, who died about four years ago. Three children were born to this union, two of whom are living. Mr. Grieshaber had been an invalid since his wife’s death. Mr. Felix Grieshaber and wife and Mr. George Grieshaber of St. Louis attended the funeral.
Fell From a Bridge.
The dispatch below is taken from the St. Louis Republic. The Albert boys were born and raised in Ste. Genevieve.
PITTSBURGH, PA, Jan. 9–In the little undertaking room of H. W. Flick in Tarentum, twenty miles above Pittsburgh on the Allegheny River, the body of Theophelus Albert, a young bridgeworker of St. Louis rests tonight. He was killed late last evening by falling 150 feet from a new bridge onto a moving ice floe. The entire Allegheny Valley tonight rings with the praises of A. C. Albert, brother of the dead man, who, in a skill, at the risk of his own life, raced after the moving ice field for half a mile and rescued the dead body of his brother, carrying him from icecake to cake, finally landing the corpse safely.
Details of the accident and thrilling rescue reached Pittsburgh tonight. The Albert boys, who gave their residence as St. Louis, have been working for the Schultz Bridge Company of Pittsburgh on the new bridge being thrown across the Allegheny River at New Kensington,
A 400 foot span was swung into position yesterday afternoon, seventy feet from the water. Theophilus Albert was on top of the eighty-foot traveling crane at 5 o’clock, when an ice gorge became loosened above and swept down on the bridge.
A. C. Albert, with other workmen on the bridge, fled, but Theophilus Albert, on the crane eighty feet above the bridge and 150 feet from the water, could not leave his position. With a crash the field of moving ice struck the false work of the bridge, and with it Albert came down, turning over and over as he fell. The unfortunate man struck a large ice cake, where he was still, in plain view of the workmen on shore.
Like a flash A. C. Albert was down by the riverside and, untying a skiff, he pushed out into the stream, giving chase to the field of moving ice. On the first bend of the river, almost a quarter of a mile below, he came up with the mass. He could go no further with his frail skiff and leaving it, the brother bounded onto one of the ice cakes and, picking his way carefully from piece to piece, he at last came to the body of his dead brother.
A wild choking cheer went up from 500 people, who had rushed along the river bank, following the flow, as they saw Albert pick up the mangled body of his brother as if it had been that of a child.
His skiff was gone, but with his precious burden the rescuer began working his way slowly toward the shore, jumping from cake to cake. At a sharp bend in the river he reached shore, where the body was taken from him by kind hands and carried to the undertaking room.
Fair Play–January 20, 1900
A son was born to the wife of Mr. Felix LaRose of Bloomsdale one day last week.
Mr. George Grieshaber has moved his family from St. Louis to this city.
Born, on Friday, January 12, 1900, to Mrs. George Dittman, nee Herzog, of St. Louis, a son.
Mr. Wm. Baumstark has in his possession a fiddle manufactured in 1730 by Joseph Kloz. He purchased the instrument five years ago from Mr. Anton Hunold.
Captain John G. Molen, at one time in charge of the steamer Crystal City, and well known to many of our citizens, died at his home in St. Louis last Monday.
MARRIED, at St. Mary’s, Mo., on Monday, January 15th, 1900, George Tucker and Mrs. Albert Chandler.
Born, on Tuesday, January 9th, 1900, to the wife of Mr. Xavier Basler of near Ste. Genevieve, a son.
The one year old son of Louis Powell (colored) died on Wednesday, 17th inst., and was buried on Thursday morning.
A marriage license was issued this week to Francis B. Morice of Bloomsdale and Miss Louise Charleville of Kinsey.
A marriage license was issued at Farmington last week to Mr. Leo Govereau of Weingarten and Miss Julia Primo of Kinsey.
Mr. John Doake and Miss Florence Hull were marred at Kirk, Mo., this week and arrived here Thursday to make this place their home.
Daniel Sharp Ford died at his home near Boston, Mass, on the morning of December 24th, 1899. He was seventy-eight years old. Although he was editor in chief and publisher of the Youth’s Companion for forty two years his name appeared in that paper but once-in his obituary.
Mrs. Mary Ann May died at Meyer’s Hotel in this city on Thursday, January 18th, 1900, at the age of 88 years. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Friday morning after a funeral High Mass had been sung for the repose of the soul by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout.
It was reported in town the early part of this week that our young friend Frank Schweiss, who is attending the Normal School at Cape Girardeau, had the small pox. From later reports, however, we learn that he is suffering with the chicken pox. Mr. Schweiss, no doubt, contracted the disease while here during the holidays as it as prevalent in town at that time.
Fair Play–January 27, 1900
A daughter was born to Mrs. Conrad Baechle of Zell on Tuesday, January 16th.
Mr. W. P. Morton, uncle of Prof. L. W. Morton of this city, died at his home in Pocahontas, Mo., on Thursday, January 18th.
The coming marriage of Miss Emily Rozier of St. Mary and Mr. V. J. Moore of Perryville has been formally announced. The wedding will take place in St. Louis on February 7th.
George Keller, a mover, died near the River aux Vases bridge on the St. Mary Road last Friday, January 19th 1900, at the age of 36 years. The remains were interred in the city cemetery at Valle Spring on Saturday.
Mrs. E. E. Norvell, wife of Prof. Norvell, at one time principal of the Ste. Genevieve Public Schools, died at her home at Birch Tree, Mo., of cancer, on January 14th. Mr. Norvell is at present principal of the Birch Tree Schools.
Born, on Saturday, January 20, 1900, to Mrs. Grant Rees, a son. (end)
Recorder Rigdon issued a marriage license this week to Charles A. Roth, Jr. and Miss Magdalen Basler, both of Kinsey.
Mr. Ferd Voelker of Minnith was in town Wednesday to secure a license to open a general store at that place. The name of the firm will be Ferd Voelker & Son.
Jacob P. Westermann, who formerly conducted Hotel Rozier in St. Louis, is lying dangerously ill in that city and little hopes are entertained for his recovery.
Fair Play–Feb. 3, 1900
Fair Play–Feb. 10, 1900
Born, on Saturday, January 27, to the wife of Mr. Henry Meyers of near Zell, a son.
The five year old daughter of Mr. William Oberle of River aux Vases died on Saturday, February 3, 1900.
Mr. John Penny and Miss Mary Layton were married in St. Mary’s on Monday of this week.
A son was born to the wife of Mr. Frank Kohlman of Ste. Genevieve on Monday 5th inst.
Capt. St. Gem received a letter this week from his grandson, St. Gem Ebert, who is attending college at Geneva, Italy.
Henry J. Roy–Aged 30 Years, 6 Months and 11 Days.
Departed this life at 3:20 P.M., on Monday, January 29, 1900, at his residence, No. 1007 North Garrison avenue, St. Louis, Mo., Mr. Henry J. Roy, of a combination of cerebrospinal meningitis and typhoid fever. His constitution had been gradually undermined by other ailments for about four years previously, nevertheless it resisted the encroachments of his final disease for over two weeks before he succumbed to the dread messenger. For him death had no terrors–he expected it and was perfectly resigned to his untimely fate. He was fully prepared by the sacraments of his Church, on Grand avenue and thence to Calvary Cemetery, where they were interred. Beautiful floral tributes from his sister and friends were placed on the casket.
Deceased was born at Ste. Genevieve, Mo, on July 18, 1869. He was the youngest son of Ferdinand A. and Rosine L (Goin) Roy. He was educated in the Catholic parochial schools of his native town and his life since then was mainly spent in printing offices, his last position being business manager of the Democrat-Register, Bonne Terre, Mo., owned by his brother. On September 16, 1893, Mr. Roy married Mrs. Martha E. Burke, by whom he had one child, a daughter, still living. His surviving relatives are his wife, Mrs. Martha E. Roy, and daughter, Irene; his brothers, F. A. Roy of Prairie du Rocher, Ill, L. E. Roy, of St. Louis, and B. A. Roy, of Bonne Terre and his sister, Mrs. Joseph Flynn, of St. Louis. The life of deceased was insured for $1000 in the Home Forum Benefit Association of Bonne Terre.
Henry J. Roy was universally popular among his acquaintances. He was a sincere, loyal hearted young man, tenderly attached to his child and had many manly qualities, among which were strict adherence to principle and the courage to maintain his convictions. He will be sorely missed by his relatives and friends. May he rest in peace–St. Louis Times.
MARRIED, at St. Mary’s on Wednesday, February 7, 1900, by Rev. Father Wagner, at seven o’clock mass, Miss Emily Rozier of St. Mary’s and Mr. J. V. Moore of Perryville.
Rachael, the four year old daughter of Conrad Baechle died of pneumonia last Sunday and was buried here the following day.
Fair Play–Feb. 17, 1900
Mr. John F. Brown of near Minnith, died of pneumonia on Tuesday, January 13, 1900, at the age of forty six years. The remains were interred on Wednesday at 2 o’clock P.M.
Mr. Christian Naumann desires to return thanks to the many kind friends who assisted him in the illness and death of his beloved wife.
A son was born to the wife of Mr. William Friedman of St. Mary’s on the 13th inst.
Louis, son of William Kern, cut his foot very severely while chopping wood last Saturday.
Born, on Wednesday, January 17, 1900, to Mrs. William Basler of River aux Vases, a son.
Mr. Leon Yealy departed for St. Louis Friday morning via rail in response to a telegram announcing the serious illness of his cousin, Mr. Julius Hilbert, in that city.
Mrs. George Pullen, formerly Miss Dora Courtois of this city, died at Bonne Terre of pneumonia on Wednesday, February 14, 1900. The remains were brought to this city for interment on Thursday. The deceased, who is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Courtois, was married to Mr. Pullen last October.
Miss Marie Govreau died at her home in this city of pneumonia on Monday evening, February 12, 1900, at the age of 74 years and one month. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Wednesday morning after a funeral mass had been said for the repose of the soul by Rev. C. L van Tourenhout.
Fair Play–Feb. 24, 1900
Charles, the fourteen-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John LaChanse, died in St. Louis on Tuesday, February 20th.
Born on Sunday, February 18th, 1900, to Mrs. John Papin of St. Louis, (formerly Miss Mary Janis of Ste. Genevieve) a daughter.
Mrs. Fred. Straube died at her home in St. Louis on Tuesday, February 20th. Mrs. Straube was a daughter of the late Mrs. Julia Zeiser of this city.
Mr. George Crusse of Chicago and Miss Laura Rodan of St. Louis were married at the latter city on Saturday last. Miss Rodan is well known in our city.
Charles Staab and George F. Huck, postmasters respectively of River aux Vases and Zell, are attending the postmasters’ convention in St. Louis this week.
Died, in St. Louis, on Tuesday, February 20, 1900, of pneumonia, Miss, Mary Amoreau, (colored) aged 22 years. The remains were brought to Ste. Genevieve and interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery yesterday. The deceased was a daughter of Felix Amoreau, Jr, of this city.
A daughter was born to the wife of Mr. James Todisman of this city on Monday, February 19th.
Died, in St. Louis, on Thursday, February 15, Mr. Julius Hilbert, aged 56 years. The remains were interred at St. Charles Mo. The father of the deceased was at one time miller at the Chouteau Mill at Little Rock landing.
A daughter was born to the wife of Meinrad Schilli one day last week.
Fair Play–March 3, 1900
Mrs. Wm. Jordan died of pneumonia at her home in St. Mary’s on Friday, February 23, at the age of 60 years.
Mr. Frank Tucker, aged 21 years, died of pneumonia at his home in St. Mary’s on Tuesday, February 20th.
“Grandma” Louisa Palmier of Prairie du Rocher, Ill., died at her home in that city a few days ago, aged 87 years.
Dr. F. E. Hinch is having the Naumann building on 3rd and Merchant streets nicely fitted up and will open his drug store there next Monday.
Died, at the residence of Mr. B. S. Pratte, of Minnith, on Thursday, March 1, 1900, at six o’clock A.M., of pneumonia, Mr. P. R. Pratte, aged 46 years and four months. The remains were interred in the Stone Church cemetery at New Tennessee on Friday. The deceased was a brother of Mr. Henry L. Pratte of our city.
Mr. John Wolf died at his home at St. Mary’s on Tuesday, February 27th, at the age of 71 years and eight months. Mr. Wolf was a member of the J. Felix St. James Post G. A. R. of this place. The remains were interred on Wednesday in the St. Mary cemetery. Several members of the G. A. R. of this city attended the funeral.
The jury in the case of John Obuchon vs. the estate of J. M. Coffman could reach no decision and were discharged by Probate Judge Bogy last Saturday. By agreement of the attorneys on both sides a verdict was given in favor of Obuchon and the case was carried to the circuit court without prejudice.
Died, in St. Louis, on Saturday, February 24, Mr. Menard Campbell, aged 27 years. The deceased was a son of Mrs. Marie Campbell, formerly Miss Marie Menard of this city.
On Wednesday, February 21, to Mrs. John Edwards of Ste. Genevieve, a son.
On Thursday, February 22, to Mrs. Joseph Kohm, a daughter.
On Sunday, February 25, to Mrs. John Basler, a daughter.
On Tuesday, February 27, to Mrs. Ed. Grobe, a son.
On Tuesday, February 27, to Mrs. Chas. C. Jokerst, a daughter.
On Thursday, March 1st, to Mrs. Michael Beauchamp, a daughter.
On Thursday, February 22, to Mrs. David Drury of Kinsey, a son.
On Monday, February 26, to Mrs. Chas. Becker, (nee Wipfler) of St. Louis, a daughter.
On Friday, February 23, to Mrs. Henry Schilli of Bloomsdale, a son. The child died on the 25th.
Fair Play–March 10, 1900
Mr. Bartle Kiefer of River aux Vases died on Friday, March 2, 1900, at the age of seventy-nine years of bronchitis.
Unless the Governor interferes Frank Callaway, who murdered his wife in St. Louis in April, 1899, will be hanged Monday. Callaway is said to be dying of consumption.
Albina Dottie, the three days’ old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Beauchamp of this city, died on Sunday, March 4, 1900. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Monday afternoon.
Died, at her residence in this city, on Monday, March 5, 1900, of consumption, Mrs. Cyrna Wilson, aged 26 years. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Tuesday at three o’clock P.M. Mrs. Wilson leaves a husband and four small children to mourn her loss.
John Jesse, an aged paper seller familiar to patrons of the Planter’s Hotel for (illegible), was found dead in his room, No. 119 North Ninth street, early Monday morning. Jess has sold papers about the hotel for years and enjoyed the bounty of guests and help alike. It was supposed that he was dependent on his daily paper sales for subsistence, but examination of his effects disclosed money, and its equivalent, variously estimated in amount from $250 to $800. The deceased was about 60 years of age, and was not known to be even seriously ill until his dead body was found, partially dressed, lying across the bed in his room He lived the life of a hermit, having little intercourse with those about him, even in a business way. It is said that he had the habit of converting gifts of clothing and other things into cash and hoarding his money. One of his fads was to wear a boutonniere, and he often appeared with a carnation, giving him from the hotel conservatory, jauntily fastened to the lapel of his coat, though that garment was often in the last stages of dilapidation. It is not know how long Jess had been dead when found. He was missed and the police entered his room to find him dead. The Public Administrator will take charge of his affects.–Globe Democrat. John Jesse at one time lived on the Shaw farm, about 18 miles from Ste. Genevieve.
Chicken thieves have been at work in Ste. Genevieve lately. Mrs. Falk was robbed of a couple of dozen of chickens recently, and Sunday night some thief entered Sam Ankershiel’s chicken house and stole several fine hens which Mr. Ankershiel had recently brought from Illinois. Mrs. Geo Sexauer’s place was raided Tuesday night and fourteen chickens were stolen.
Born, on Saturday, March 3, 1900, to Mrs. Rudolph Schlosser of this city, a son.
On Saturday, March 3, to Mrs. Lawrence Ruh, a daughter.
On Sunday, March 4, to Mrs. Martin Bachle, a son.
On Monday, March 5, to Mrs. Edwin Boyer, a daughter.
Fair Play–March 17, 1900
Mrs. Eugene Thurman died at her home in Union Township of consumption on Wednesday, March 7th, at the age of twenty eight years. The remains were interred at Little Vine on the 9th.
Mrs. Minnie Wheeler, widow of the late John H. Wheeler, died on February 21st at her home in Denver, Colo. She leaves a son and daughter, and a sister, Mrs. Ann Leavenworth, formerly of this city, but now of Cripple Creek, Colo. The family moved from Jackson to Bonham, Texas, about twenty years ago, where Mr. Wheeler died.
Charles LaChance, aged thirteen years, eight months and eighteen days, departed this life on Tuesday, February 20th, at the residence of his parents, N. 2511 Blair Ave., St. Louis, Mo, of pneumonia.
He had not been well for some months previous to his death, but was able to attend school most of the time. He was confined to his bed on Saturday and died the following Tuesday, perfectly resigned to his untimely fate.
The funeral was held at the family residence on Thursday, a minister from the Fourth Baptist Church officiating. The remains were laid to rest in St. Peter and Paul cemetery, by the site of his two brothers who had preceded him to the grave.
The deceased was born in Bonne Terre, Mo., June 2nd, 1886, and was the second son of John and Jane (nee Pitman) LaChance, who are well known in Ste. Genevieve.
For the third time within three years the Death Angel has seen fit to enter this home and summon from the fond parents these dear children but we will not question why He, who doeth all things well, called them; we will understand when the “mists have rolled away”.
Deceased was a grand son of Barney Pitman and nephew of W. D. Pitman, formerly of Ste. Genevieve, but now residing in Lawrence county, Ill.
Born, on Thursday, March 8th, 1900, to the wife of Mr. Lawrence Naeger of River aux Vases, a daughter.
On Friday, March 9th, to Mrs. August Klein of this city, a daughter.
On Sunday, February 18th, to Mrs. Ignatius Allrecht of River aux Vases, a son.
On Thursday, March 8th, to Mrs. Emile Sutter of Salisbury, Mo, (formerly Miss Annie Seitz of this city,) a daughter.
Fair Play–March 24, 1900
Alex Boillot moved his family to Marshall, Mo., last Sunday.
Mr. F. X. Stoll was severely injured last Friday by a runaway team, the front wheels of the wagon passing over his body.
Will Zimmerman, conductor on the W. C. & W. R. R. at Chester, had one of his legs cut off above the knee last Tuesday by a train passing over it.
George Hurst will soon start a whiskey distillery on Moreau’s Island. J. P. Walker, who will have charge of the still, has moved his family to Ste. Genevieve.
Died, at the Alexian Brothers’ Hospital in St. Louis, on Tuesday, March 20, at the age of 70 years, Mr. Charles van Tourenhout, father of Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout of this city. The remains were interred in St. Louis on Thursday morning.
A son was born to the wife of Frank Grass last Tuesday. (end)
Born, on Saturday, February 10, 1900, to Mrs. William Kaiser of New Offenburg, a daughter.
At her home on the Little Saline Creek, of dropsy, on March 19th, 1900, Mrs. Elizabeth LaRose, nee Thomure.
The deceased was born March 18th, 1832, at Ste. Genevieve and was married to Mr. Placide LaRose on November 5th, 1850. She was the mother of nine children, of whom eight survive. She also leaves thirty six grand children, seven great grand children and three brothers, Francis of River aux Vases; Seph, of Ste. Genevieve, and Lucien, of Bonne Terre.
She was a strict Catholic, an obedient wife and loving mother, and had many friends and relatives who will deeply mourn her loss.
The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at River aux Vases.
Fair Play–March 31, 1900
Born, on Wednesday, March 21, to Mrs. Chas Trautman, a son.
Mrs. George Gettinger had the misfortune to fall and break her leg last Sunday. She is now at the residence of William Reich in this city doing as well as could be expected.
Mrs. Felix LaRose died at her home in Bloomsdale on Monday, March 26, 1900, of consumption. The remains were interred in the Bloomsdale Catholic cemetery on Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock, Rev. Father Krechter officiating.
Mrs. Mary Siebert died at the residence of her son, Mr. Lawrence Siebert, last Saturday, March 24, 1900, at the advanced age of 91 years, 4 months and 23 days. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Zell on Monday , 26th inst., Rev. Father Pigge officiating. The deceased was the mother of Mr. Andrew Siebert, Sr, of this city and was probably the oldest lady in Ste. Genevieve county. She leaves a number of children, grand children and great-grand children to mourn her loss.
A solemn requiem high mass was celebrated at the Catholic Church in this city on Tuesday morning for the repose of the soul of Mr. Charles van Tourenhout, father of Rev. Father van Tourenhout of Ste. Genevieve. The mass was sung by Rev. van Tourenhout with Father Wagner as deacon and Father Muelhsiepen sub-deacon. The priests in attendance at the mass were Fathers Weiss and van Tourenhout of Ste. Genevieve; Bahr of Caldwell; Schaefer of River aux Vases; Wagner of St. Mary’s; Schlefers of Lawrenceton; Pigge of Zell; Muehlsiepen of Weingarten and Goosens of Kaskaskia. Mrs. Genevieve Heib, Mrs. Elsie Maes and Mrs. Lila Harman of St. Louis, relatives of the deceased were in attendance at the mass.
Mr. A. Z. Edwards died at his home in Ste. Genevieve of inflammation of the bowels on Tuesday night at 11:30 o’clock. Mr. Edwards leaves a wife and four young children. The remains were taken to Union township Thursday and interred in the family burying grounds at that place.
Mrs. Wieberry, usually known as Mrs. Siebert, died at the residence of her son Lawrence’s last Saturday. She was the oldest lady of our section, and perhaps the county, having reached the age of 91 years, 4 months and 23 days. The funeral took place at this place last Monday. Many friends and relatives followed the remains to their last resting place. May she rest in peace.
Fair Play–April 7, 1900
Frank, the nineteen-year-old son of Mrs. Joseph Meyer, cut his ankle severely while sawing wood last Saturday.
Mrs. Columbus Abernathy sold her property on Second street last Friday to Mrs. Lawrence E. Jokerst for the sum of $1200.
Mrs. Felix Morice, Sr., died at her home in this city of pneumonia on Tuesday, April 3, 1900, aged 63 years. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Wednesday.
Mr. A. Z. Edwards was born in Union Township, Ste. Genevieve county, Missouri, on the 25th day of July, 1852, and departed this life on the evening of March 27, 1900, at 10 o’clock and was therefore 48 years, 8 months and 2 days when he died.
The early part of Alex’s life was spent on the farm with his parents, he attending the public schools until quite grown up, when he entered the Carrelton Institute at Farmington, where he finished his education, after which he taught school in various parts of Ste. Genevieve county, and to say the least of him, he was recognized as an efficient and painstaking energetic teacher.
On the 9th of June, 1881, Mr. Edwards was married to Miss Katie Guitar, daughter of Gideon Guitar. To this union there were born 10 children, four of whom survive him.
His remains were interred in the family burrying grounds on the old home place of his parents where he had spent many happy days of his earlier life, The funeral took place on the 29th day of March and was attended by a number of friends and relatives, who with his wife and children deplore his death.
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A marriage license was issued yesterday by Recorder Rigdon to Charles A. Grieshaber and Miss Annie M. Burgert, both of Ste. Genevieve.
DIED, at her home in this city on Tuesday, April 3, 1900, of heart failure, at the age of 67 years and 8 months, Mrs. Joseph Jokerst, nee Siebert, mother of Francis, Charles, Bartholomew, George, Adolph, Caroline and Mary. The funeral occurred from the Catholic Church Thursday morning after a funeral high mass for the repose of the soul had been sung by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring cemetery.
Fair Play–April 14, 1900
Born, on Tuesday, April 3, 1900, to the wife of Mr. S. S. Boyce of St. Louis, a son.
Born, on Monday, April 9th, 1900, to the wife of Mr. Peter H. Huck, of this city, a daughter.
A daughter was born to the wife of City Marshal James F. Berry on Wednesday, April 11, 1900.
We are sorry to learn that Mr. Wendolin Naeger is seriously ill with pneumonia at his home in Weingarten.
Marriage licenses were issued this week to Anthony F. Gremminger of Zell and Cora M. Carron of Bloomsdale and to John B. Pratte of Minnith and Emma Zahner of Perry county.
DIED, at her home in St. Louis on Saturday, April 7, at 6 P.M. Mrs. Mary Bell (nee Thomure), at the age of 47 years. She was born in Ste. Genevieve in the year 1853, and was married to Valle Bell about the year 1877; moved to St. Louis in 1889, where she remained until her death.
Deceased was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pierre Thomure, who preceded her to the grave but a few years past. She leaves a husband, five children and two brothers, Henry F. Thomure of this place, and Emile of Festus, to mourn her untimely death. She received the last sacraments of the Catholic Church, of which she was a member.
The funeral services were held on Monday morning and the body laid to rest in Calvary cemetery.
Fair Play–April 21, 1900
A son was born to the wife of Mr. C. J. Stanton of this city on Thursday, April 19th.
The telephone line between Claryville and this place was completed this week and the first box was put in at the depot yesterday.
The twin babies of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Arnold, born last Saturday, 14th inst, died a few hours after birth and were buried in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery Sunday.
Mr. Wendolin Naeger, mention of whose illness was made in our last issue, died at his home at Zell of pneumonia on Thursday, April 12, 1900, at the age of 73 years. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Zell on Saturday morning, Rev. Father Pigge officiating.
Joseph Bishop died at his home in this city last Sunday of spinal meningitis at the age of 26 years. The young man was attacked by the disease Saturday night and immediately became unconscious, dying the following day. The remains were interred in the cemetery at Valle Spring on Monday afternoon.
DIED, at her home near Ste. Genevieve, on Sunday, April 15, 1900, Mrs. Frank Bauman, nee Viox, aged 32 years. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Tuesday morning after a funeral high mass for the repose of the soul had been sung by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout.
Mrs. Frank Runge, wife of our brewer, took passage on the steamer Columbia for St. Louis last Monday. On April 19th she sailed for Potsdam, near Berlin, Germany, on a visit to her parents. She had passage on the Columbia, of the Hamburg-American Steamship Lines, one of the fastest vessel plying on the Atlantic.
Died, on Sunday, April 15, of pneumonia, Pearl Labruyere, adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elliot Drury, aged seven years and nine months. She had been sick but a short time and all kind nursing and care were of no avail and her suffering, only ceased when the Almighty called and took her with Him. The remains were interred in the Bloomsdale Catholic cemetery Monday after a mass had been said for the repose of the soul. May her soul rest in peace.
On April 14th, of pneumonia, infant son of Mr. Noah Morice, aged about 18 months.
On April 18th, of pneumonia, the 19 months’ old daughter of Mr. Ferd. Charleville. The parents have the sympathy of your correspondent in their said loss. (end)
MARRIED, at the Catholic Church in this city on Tuesday, April 17, 1900, by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout, Miss Annie Burgert and Mr. Charles Grieshaber, both of Ste. Genevieve. The bridesmaid were Misses Josephine Burgert and Genevieve Grieshaber and William Schwent, Jr., and Val. Greishaber acted as groomsmen. The FAIR PLAY offers congratulations to the happy young couple.
BORN, on Friday, April 6th, to the wife of Mr. Wendolin Hogenmiller of New Offenburg, a son.
A marriage license was issued this week to William A. Vogt and Mary C. Joggerst of River aux Vases.
Mr. Valentine Jokerst of Collinsville, Ill, died on March 8th. He was a brother of Messrs. Leon and Henry Jogerst of this city.
The house of Aloysius Lutz was destroyed by fire last Saturday while Mr. Lutz was away from home. The fire caught from a defective flue and everything in the house was burned. Mr. Lutz carried an insurance of only $100 and, as he is a very poor man, he can ill afford this loss.
Evermonde J. Bisch, who was born and raised in Ste. Genevieve, died at his home in St. Louis on Sunday, April 15th, after a brief illness. The remains were interred in St. Louis on Tuesday afternoon. Deceased had been an employee of the Post Dispatch for the past ten years.
A special term of county court was held last Saturday. Mrs. Patsey Claywell was declared insane and ordered taken to the insane asylum at Fulton by the sheriff. Louis Doerge was appointed road commissioner on road district No. 2–Jackson township–in place of P. B. McClenahan, resigned. Mrs. Claywell is at present very ill and small hopes are entertained of her recovery.
Fair Play–April 28, 1900
MARRIED–at Bloomsdale on Monday, (illegible) 23, 1900, by Rev. Father (illegible), Miss Cora Carron to Anthony Gremminger.
A marriage license was issued this week to Joseph A Thurman of Mill and Miss Cora Kerlagon of French Village.
Mr. Jacob Lincoln of Madison county and Miss Annie M. Jose were married at Mill on Tuesday, April 24th, Rev. M. E. Chandler officiating.
Mr. Robert Horten, aged 46 years, died at his home near Mill on April 20th. The remains were interred in the Mackley cemetery on the 22nd.
Mr. Cornelius Motzel, who moved from this place to Pilot Knob about three years ago, died at the latter city on Friday, April 20th.
Alice and Ed. Skewes purchased the property of Mrs. Mary Valle on the corner of Second and Jefferson streets last Saturday for the sum of $850.
Miss Jennie Baum and Mr. Adolph Okenfuss will be united in the holy bonds of matrimony at the Catholic Church in this city on Monday next.
DIED, at River aux Vases on Friday, April 20th, of consumption, at the age of 24 years, Mr. Frank Grieshaber. The funeral occurred on Sunday.
Mr. Wm. A. Vogt and Miss Mary C. Joggerst were married Tuesday morning at the Catholic Church at River aux Vases, Rev. Father A. H. Schaefer officiating.
Mrs. Genevieve Karsch, nee Lee, died at her home in St. Louis of pneumonia on Sunday, April 22, 1900, at the age of twenty-four years. The deceased was an aunt of Mrs. Paul L. Lempke of this city. Mrs. Lempke departed for St. Louis Monday evening to attend the funeral.
MARRIED, at the Catholic Church in this city, on Tuesday morning, April 24th, by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout, Mr. Henry Gettinger and Miss Sophia Donze. The bridesmaids were Misses Lena Gettinger and Emily Donze, and Henry Hurst and Valentine Donze were the groomsmen. The wedding feast was held at the residence of the bride’s parents Mr. and Mrs. Meinrod Donze, and a number of our citizens attended the ball at night.
BORN, on Tuesday, April 17, 1900, to the wife of Mr. Anton Schmiederer of River aux Vases, a daughter.
Conrad Meyer has purchased the George Mayse property on the Plankroad for the sum of $1000.
Miss Lillian Miller died at her home in St. Mary’s of pneumonia on Wednesday, April 25, at the age of nineteen years. The remains were interred in the cemetery at St. Mary’s on Friday morning. The funeral was attended by quite a number of the young lady’s friends of Ste. Genevieve.
MARRIED, on Monday, April 23, 1900, Mr. Anthony Gremminger and Miss Cora Carron. The newly married couple have the best wishes of your correspondent.
DIED, of la grippe, on Friday April 20, 1900, at the age of 82 years, one month and eleven days, Mr. Louis LaRose, after an illness of several days. Deceased was born in Ste. Genevieve county and was a highly respected citizen of Bloomsdale. The remains were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery at Bloomsdale, after a funeral high mass had been said for the repose of the soul by Rev. Father Krechter. May he rest in peace.
Fair Play–May 5, 1900
Born, on Friday, April 27, to the wife of Mr. August Streibel of Ste. Genevieve, a son.
Marriage licenses were issued this week to Joseph Sewald and Louise Miller of Kinsey, and to Charles Griffard of Minnith and Florence Rayoum of St. Mary’s.
Sheriff Straughan departed for the insane asylum last Sunday having in charge Mrs. Patsey Claywell, who was declared insane by the county court a couple of weeks ago.
Mr. Adolph Okenfuss (illegible) Genevieve Baum (illegible at the Catholic Church in this city on Monday morning, April 30th at the eight o’clock mass. Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout performed the ceremony. Miss (illegible) Baum and Mr. Fred Leys(illegible) St. Louis were the bridesmaid and groomsman. A wedding (illegible)fast was served after the ceremony and the happy pair departed on the 10:30 train on a bridal tour of St. Louis.
MARRIED, by ‘Squire Cox, on April 30th, 1900, Miss Florence Rayoum of St. Mary’s and Mr. Charles Griffard of Minnith.
DIED, at his home in St. Louis, on April 27, 1900, Mr. James Edgar, aged thirty seven years, eight months and eleven days. He had been sick with pneumonia but a short time previous to his death. The remains were brought to this county and interred in the Stone Church cemetery. He was a son-in-law of Mr. William Biggs.
Fair Play–May 12, 1900
Mrs. Lawrence Jokerst is having the old L. B. Valle house wrecked this week and will soon begin the erection of a new building in its place.
Mrs. Henry Jarrette, sister of Mrs. Florian Klein of this city, died in St. Francois county of pneumonia on Thursday, May 3, at the age of 59 years.
DIED, on Wednesday, May 2, 1900, of dropsy, at the age of 69 years, Mr. Augustinus Siebert. The funeral occurred from the Catholic Church Friday morning after a funeral high mass for the repose of the soul had been sung by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring, and were followed to their last resting place by the members of the J. Felix St. James Post G. A. R. of which Mr. Siebert was a charter member.
Born, on Thursday, May 10, 1900, to the wife of Mr. Harry N. Gisi of Ste. Genevieve, a daughter.
Mrs. Housand Kenner, formerly a resident of this county, died at her home at Farmington on Tuesday, May 8th.
DIED, of pneumonia, at the residence of Dr. G. M. Rutledge in this city on Tuesday, May 8, at the age of 66 years, Mrs. Matilda Patrick, aunt of Mrs. G. M. Rutledge. Mrs. Patrick was a native of Louisiana, but for some time has made her home with Mrs. Rutledge in our city. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Wednesday. The funeral services were conducted by Dr. J. B. Roberts.
Born, on April 4th, to Mrs. Eli Thomure, a daughter.
Fair Play–May 19, 1900
BORN, on Wednesday, May 16, to Mrs. Anthony Scherer of this city, a son.
BORN, on Monday, May 14th, 1900, to the wife of Mr. Frank Frichette of Ste. Genevieve, a son.
Mr. and Mrs. Columbus Abernathy departed for St. Louis last Sunday to reside there in the future.
MARRIED, at Zell, on Tuesday, May 8, by Rev. Father Pigge, Mr. J. B. Miller and Miss Theresa Huber. ‘
Mr. John G. Huber and Mrs. Mary Eckert were married at Zell by Rev. Father Pigge on May 15th.
Mr. Leon Drury and Miss Nancy LaRose were married in Bloomsdale by Rev. Father Krechter last Monday.
Mr. D. G. Kern of this city and Miss Emma C. Weber of St. Louis were married in the latter city on the 16th inst. They arrived here on the Columbia Thursday afternoon.
MARRIED, on Thursday, May 17, 1900, by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout, Mr. Charles Godat of Pevely and Mrs. Katherine Glaser of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Godat departed the same evening on the steamer Columbia for St. Louis on a short bridal tour.
Miss Mary Burgert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Burgert of this city, and Marcus Gerstner were married at the Catholic Church by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout on Tuesday morning, May 15, at eight o’clock. The young couple will leave for St. Louis tomorrow to make that city their future home.
On Friday, May 11, at 11:25 A. M. Miss Mabel H Guignon, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Guignon, of St. Louis, died of acute tuberculosis.
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She was buried Sunday, the 13th, from St. Mark’s Catholic Church, thence to Calvary cemetery.
The funeral was very impressive, being well attended by the immediate friends of the bereaved family, and also by the Young Ladies Society of St. Marks of which the deceased was a member.
Fair Play–May 26, 1900
BORN, on Saturday, May 19th, to the wife of Mr. Joseph Bogy of St. Louis, a daughter.
The ten year old son of Mr. Conrad Muehlhauesler died very suddenly Thursday afternoon.
Marriage licenses were issued this week to William L. Ponder and Elizabeth Harter of Coffman, and to Louis V. Primo of Kinsey and Florence McCarthy of Jefferson county.
Fitz Julian, the fourteen months’ old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Bono, died of typhoid fever at the home of his parents in this city on Tuesday, May 22, 1900. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery Wednesday afternoon.
Fair Play–June 2, 1900
During the storm last Monday lightning struck the house of Mr. Newton Hollida of Minnith completely demolishing the chimney. A son of Mr. Hollida was stunned by the stroke.
Fred Naeger purchased the Joseph A. Koller place near the Copper Mines this week for the sum of $2300.
MARRIED, in this city, on Tuesday, May 29, 1900, by Probate Judge Bogy, John Whiteacer and Cecelia Menard, both of Randolph county, Illinois.
Frank Labarger of Perry county and Miss Roxier A. Brown of Ste. Genevieve were married in the Cottonwoods on Wednesday, May 30th, at 5 o’clock. P.M. Judge Jules A Detchemendy performed the ceremony.
Ernst Miller, the popular queensware drummer, who has been making regular visits to Ste. Genevieve for the past twenty years, died suddenly of heart disease last Sunday at Poplar Bluff.
Mr. Fred Bolle, one of Ste. Genevieve’s most esteemed citizens, died on Saturday, May 26, at 11:43 A.M., of lung trouble, at the age of 54 years and 9 months. Mr. Bolle was born in Sattenhausen, Hanover, Germany, and came to America in 1866. In the year 1879 he was married to Theresa Wehner who, together with five children, survive him.
Mr. Bolle was one of the proprietors of the City Mills, a substantial business man, and his death will be generally regretted. The funeral occurred from the Catholic Church Monday morning after a mass for the repose of the soul had been said by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout. The remains were interred in the cemetery at Valle Spring.
Fair Play–June 9, 1900
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kohm’s five year old son fell from the porch last Tuesday and broke his arm.
Mr. and Mrs. Ignatius Roth celebrated their golden wedding last Monday. A thanksgiving mass was sung at the Catholic Church in honor of the occasion.
Marriage licenses were issued in St. Louis last week to Miss Josephine Bequette and Wm. Nickles, and to Miss Mary Hurst of Ste. Genevieve and W. D. Tetley of Irondale.
Died, at his home in Ste. Genevieve on Saturday May 26, shortly before 12 o’clock P. M. Mr. Frederick Bolle aged 54 years, 9 months and 13 days. The immediate cause of his death was an affliction of the lungs.
The remains were laid to rest in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery on Monday morning, May 28th, followed to their last resting place by a large funeral cortege of sorrowful relatives and friends, Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout performed the last sad rites.
Fred. Bolle was born at Sattenhausen, in Hanover, August 13, 1845, where he passed his youth and grew up to early manhood. He left his native home in 1866, landing at New York and then went to Louisville, KY, thence to Belleville. Ill. In 1878 he arrived at Ste. Genevieve, and being a first class miller, secured employment in the Cone Mills, after which he became one of the proprietors of the City Mills which was erected in the year 1883 and now known under the firm name of Wehner & Bolle.
In 1879 the deceased was married to Miss Theresa Wehner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Wehner of this city. To this union were born seven children, of whom two sons and three daughters, with their mother, remain to mourn the loss of a beloved husband and kind father.
Mr. Bolle was a man of unusual personality. He combined with high business ability, a kindness of heart, a sympathetic nature and benevolent spirit to an extent not often witnessed in one individual. If he had an enemy or if there was any person in this community who was not friendly to him, and glad to now and meet him, the name has never been made public. In the sweet courtesies of life he had no superior and few equals. Coming to this country when quite a young man and unaided by friends or circumstances, but by his untiring energy, uprightness of purpose, his courteous demeanor and high sense of honor, he rose step by step until he became one of our foremost and prominent citizens. He was spared to nearly the allotted span of life, and has now gone, leaving behind nothing but the kindest remembrance among his host of friends who join with the home circle in most profound grief and sorrow at the great loss all have sustained in the death of this good man.
Louis Naumann has bought the Felix Rozier tract of land on the Valle Spring road for $4750. The tract contains 1.6 acres.
Died, at her home in New Bremen, on Sunday, June 3, Mrs. Anton Trautman, nee Annie Dallas, aged 48 years. The remains were interred in the New Bremen Catholic cemetery on Tuesday morning. Deceased leaves a husband and nine children to mourn her loss.
On May 28th, about one o’clock in the afternoon, lightning struck the residence of Robert N. Hollida. The bolt entered a small window in the second story, making kindling wood out of the rafters near by. The current divided at this point, one part of it demolishing the chimney and the other part descending the wall. Milton, a son of Mr. Holida, who was sitting near the wall at the time, narrowly escaped being killed, as he was knocked unconscious and remained so for quite a while.
Fair Play–June 16, 1900
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Bahr last Wednesday. The child died shortly after birth.
A telegram was received by Mrs. Paul L. Lempke Friday morning announcing the death of her uncle, Judge Harry Harmon, of St. Louis.
Miss Annie Smith died near the River aux Vases last Saturday at the age of 18 years. The remains were interred in the city cemetery on Sunday.
The telephone line will be in operation in about two weeks. S. F. Hines, the electrician, arrived here Wednesday to super intend the work. Twenty phones were put in at St. Mary’s this week.
Thieves entered the residence of Steve Roth last Saturday night while Mr. and Mrs. Roth were away from home and stole a few articles of jewelry and Mr. Roth’s insurance papers. We understand the insurance papers were found in the yard the next day.
BORN, on Thursday, June 7, to Mrs. Frank Kiefer of River aux Vases, a daughter.
On Thursday, June 7, to Mrs. Leon Gegg of River aux Vases, a daughter.
On Tuesday, June 12, to Mrs. Dr. Henry Vogt of River aux Vases, a son.
Sheriff Straughan and City Marshal Berry had a lively chase last Saturday after a Farmington jailbreaker by the name of Bill Miller. The fugitive was discovered on the bank of the Mississippi near the Cottonwoods. When the officers came in sight Miller quickly disrobed himself, jumped into the river and swam to the Illinois side, a distance of about half a mile. The officers fired several shots at him but without effect. Miller was given a suit of clothes by some Illinois party and took to the woods. The officers followed him for several days and returned home Tuesday without their game.
On Tuesday, June 2, 1900, at 4:30 o’clock P.M., Miss Annie Wehner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Wehner of this city, and Mr. George O. Richards of East St. Louis were united in the holy bonds of matrimony at the Catholic Church by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout. Mr Edward P. Boverie acted as groomsman and Miss Mary Wehner as bridesmaid.
After the ceremony a supper was served at the residence of the bride’s parents which was partaken of by only the members of the family, the wedding being a quiet one owing to the recent death of the bride’s uncle.
The young couple left for East St. Louis Wednesday where they will reside in the future.
Fair Play–June 23, 1900
Miss Lena M. Kennard, daughter of Mrs. Agatha Kennard of this city, was married at St. Louis on Monday, June 18, to Mr. J. L. Reiley of that city.
Vermont R. Allen and wife of Fredericktown, formerly residents of Ste. Genevieve, celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on the 7th inst. with a family reunion, at which were present seven children and three grand-children.
From the Osceola, Arkansas, Times, we learn of the death of Mrs. Mary Pinkley of that place which occurred on June 3rd. The deceased was a daughter of Thomas Patterson and was born in Ste. Genevieve in the year 1818.
Born, on Saturday, June 16, to the wife of Mr. George Lalumondiere of this city, a daughter.
Just as we go to press we learn of the death of Mr. Otto Roth which occurred Friday morning.
A daughter was born to Mrs. J. P. LaBarge of St. Louis (formerly Miss Mary LaCompte), on Sunday June 17, 1900.
MARRIED, in this city, on Thursday, June 21, 1900, by Probate Judge John L. Bogy, Mr. E. J. Brown and Mrs. Martha Cheek, both of McCormick, Jefferson county, Mo.
William Klein this week purchased the Felix L Lalumondiere property about a quarter of a mile west of town for the sum of $$850. He also purchased the lot adjoining from Charles Hauck for $150.
Fair Play–June 30, 1900
Charles Anthony, the seven months’ old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Naumann, died on Wednesday, June 27th. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Friday morning.
Mrs. Emily Brookes (colored) died of paralysis in this city on Saturday, June 23, at the age of eighty-four years. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Monday morning.
BORN, on Tuesday, June 26, to Mrs. Louis Wilson of this city, a son.
On Friday, June 22, to Mrs. Frank McClain, a daughter.
On Saturday, June 23, to Mrs. Frank Herzog, a daughter. The child died shortly after birth.
On Sunday, June 24, to the wife of Mr. Joseph Ziegler of St. Louis, a daughter.
The remains of Mr. Otto Roth, who died in this city last Friday, were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Sunday afternoon at four o’clock. Mr. Roth was a member of the local branch Catholic Knights of America and carried a life insurance policy for $1,000 in that order. The members of the fraternity attended the funeral in a body. On Monday morning a high mass for the repose of the soul was sung by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout.
A marriage license was issued this week to John H. Taylor and Miss Katie A. Miller, both of St. Mary’s.
William Klein has purchased the Antoine Moreau property about one mile south of town on the St. Mary’s road. Consideration $800.
DIED, in St. Louis, on Monday, June 25, Mary Catharine Papin, infant daughter of John M. and Mary A. Papin (nee Janis), aged four months.
Edward Lilly of Festus was drowned in the Mississippi river recently while bathing. August Lilly of Festus, Mo., gives the following description of the deceased and requests those finding the body to notify him at the above address. Height, 5 feet; weight 103 pounds; aged 14 years; large scar on hand and small scar near left ear; thumb nail split through center.
Fair Play–July 7, 1900
Born, on Tuesday, July 3, 1900, to the wife of Mr. Frank X. Jokerst, a son.
Died, on July 4, the five months’ old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kohlman. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring Thursday afternoon.
During the afternoon of the 4th a shot was fired into the residence of Miss Mary Ziegler by one of the excursionists. Complaint was made to the authorities but too late as the excursion boat had already departed for St. Louis.
Jos. Kruger, our wagonmaker, departed for Farmington Monday. We are sorry to lose him as he is a good natured and jolly fellow.
Lightning struck Andrew Gremminger’s barn last Saturday killing a horse and a steer. A number of other cattle were in the barn at the time of the accident but escaped injury. No damage was done to the building. (end)
The body of a male floater was found in the river near the Illinois shore on the 4th by John Evans. The description answers that of the young man who was drowned while bathing at Festus last week. The coroner of Randolph county, Illinois, held an inquest over the remains and the Festus parties were notified of the finding of the body.
Fair Play–July 14, 1900
Born, on July 5, 1900, to Mrs. Charles Hurst of Weingarten, a son.
A marriage license was issued this week to David F. Winston and Julia Morice, both of River aux Vases.
Mr. Frank Kiefer died at his home at River aux Vases on Friday, July 6, of typhoid fever at the age of 27 years.
Died, at River aux Vases on Tuesday, July 3, 1900, Mr. Ferdinand Kreitler, aged 83 years.
A son was born to Mrs. Andrew Bauman of River aux Vases on Thursday, July 5th.
Our young friend Anthony Bahr was overcome by the heat Thursday evening and is seriously ill at present.
The eight months’ old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Crevelen (difficult to read) died at Festus on Monday, July 9th. Mrs. Joseph Vorst of this city attended the funeral.
Carl Braun, at Farmington , proprietor of Braun’s Hotel, was found dead in his room at that place last Wednesday morning. Death was caused by drinking wood alcohol.
Ed Sexauer was severely burned about the face and hands while lighting a gasoline lamp last Friday, but we are pleased to say he is now out and around again.
MARRIED, in St. Louis on July 5, 1900, Mr. J. J. Emmert of St. Louis and Miss Lizzie Herzog, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Herzog of this city. The young couple will make their home at Joplin, Mo.
Joseph Siebert, son of Mr. Michael Siebert of Lawrenceton, will be ordained as a priest in Belgium tomorrow and will sail for America on the 18th of August. Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout of this city will deliver the sermon.
On Tuesday, July 10, 1900, at 2:40 o’clock A. M., Mrs. Francis Rozier, nee Marie Zoe Valle, departed this life after a lingering illness of several months, suffering with heart trouble.
2+Although the best medical aid at home and abroad was secured, and all was done that filial love and affection would suggest, death came at last.
Surrounded by all her children and grand-children, having been repeatedly strengthened and consoled during her illness by the sacraments of her hold church, she gave up her beautiful soul into the hands of her creator, fully conscious and with christian resignation to the adorable will of God.
Her life was a singularly beautiful one. She was born in Ste. Genevieve, the daughter of Jean Baptist Valle and Louise Janis, on December 5, 1821. In her youth she was sent to the Visitation Convent at historic Kaskaskia, and the influences of a refined home and a christian education gave her that truly christian and refined tone of character which stands for all that is lovable and respected in womanhood. She was joined in holy wedlock to the late Francis Rozier, October 22, 1839, of which happy union survive four children: her only son, Henry L. Rozier, Mrs. Zoe Gregoire, of Dubuque, Iowa; Mrs. Alice Shaw, of St. Louis and Miss Marie Rozier of this city.
She was a noble type and representative of the old French inhabitants of the Mississippi Valley, one of the few links that bind the historic past with the present in old Ste. Genevieve. She cared not for the garish and bustle of the large city, but ever remained loyal to her native town. While she was passionately devoted to her family, she never forgot God’s poor, who found in her heart always a responsive and sympathetic chord; but her left hand knew not what the right one gave. To the holy Catholic faith, which her forefathers brought with them from la belle France, she steadfastly adhered: it was to her a “lamp to her feet and a light to her path” and a source of greatest consolation at her last hour.
The memory of her calm and christian life will be to her family and many friends ever a benediction and an inspiration.
On Thursday morning a solemn High Mass was sung for the repose of her soul by the Rev. F. X. Weiss; the last absolution was pronounced by Rev. C. L. van Tourenhout.
She was buried in the family lot in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery, a large number of relatives and friends following the remains to their last resting place.
The following acted as pallbearers: Firmin J., Louis, Edward A., Edwin J., Thomas J., Frank and Pratte Rozier and Dr. C. J. Hertich.
Fair Play–July 21, 1900
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Gus. Geiler died on Monday of this week.
Born, on Tuesday, July 17, 1900 to Mrs. Bernhardt Grieshaber of this city, a son.
James Moore left for Lebanon, Ill., last Sunday where he has secured employment in a cooper shop.
Ed Vaeth has been appointed to a cadetship at West Point and will pass his examination at Jefferson Barracks next March.
A son was born to Mrs. Louis Lafleur of this city on Wednesday, July 11th.
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kayser of New Offenburg died on Monday, July 16th.
Mr. Ferd. Immer of Pilot Knob, well known in Ste. Genevieve, died on Saturday, July 14, aged 61 years.
The body of John Magloine, who was drowned near St. Louis, was caught in the river at Salt Point last week. After an inquest was held by Squire LaRose the relatives of the deceased were notified and his brother came down to claim the body.
Fair Play–July 28, 1900
Joseph Ritter of St. Louis who is said to be insane, was found wandering aimlessly around Brickey’s Mill this week and Sheriff Straughan was notified. He left in a skiff Tuesday and returned with Ritter on the Cherokee that night. The man was placed in jail and will be held pending an investigation.
BORN, on Monday, July 16, 1900, to Mrs. Valentine Jokerst of River aux Vases, a son.
On Thursday, July 12, to Mrs. Frank Stoll of River aux Vases, a son,
On Wednesday, July 25, to Mrs. Dr. R. W. Lanning of Ste. Genevieve, a son.
On Wednesday, July 25, to Mrs. Charles Petrequin of Ste. Genevieve, a daughter.
On Monday, July 23, to Mrs. Anton Huck of St. Louis, a daughter.
On Thursday, July 26, to Mrs. Anton C. Baum of Pueblo, Colorado, a daughter.
On Tuesday, July 17, to Mrs. Henry Schultz of St. Louis, a son.
AN OLD NEWSPAPER. (by Joseph Flynn)
St. Louis, Mo, July 10, 1900
Editor Democrat Register: A copy of a Missouri newspaper more than three quarters of a century old should be considered a novelty on account of its antiquity. On my desk as I write is “The Correspondent, and Ste. Genevieve Record.” bearing date Tuesday, May 29, 1823 ( not quite three years after the admission of Missouri into the Union) and announcing its momentous mission in the following Shakspearean motto: “To show the very age and body of the time, his form and pressure.” It states that it is published every Tuesday by Thomas Foley, by his name evidently an Irishman. Hardly anybody but an imaginative, visionary Celt would embark in the delusive undertaking of endeavoring to earn a livelihood by the publication of a newspaper in Ste. Genevieve at that early date in its history, when the population of the entire State was not even 80,000. That Mr. Foley had some appreciation of the financial breakers ahead of his project is shown by his announcement that the subscription, three dollars per annum, exclusive of postage, must be paid in advance, and that those who do not pay within the first three months would be charged four dollars; also that advertisements must be paid for previous to insertion. Poor Mr. Foley! His Southeast Missouri successors in newspaperdom must smile with compassion at his attempt to corral subscribers and advertisers by compelling them to pay in advance. What! Pay subscription on compulsion? Were dollars as plenty as blackberries a large percentage of Southeast Missourians would refuse to pay newspaper subscriptions on compulsion. Falstaff was more than a mere English prevaricator. He was a prototype of the modern delinquent newspaper subscriber.
The present copy of the “Record” is numbered 95, which shows that it had been published for one year and 43 weeks. Its first copy, therefore, was issued on September 30, 1821. It is a four column folio paper. Its first page is occupied with advertisements, which include woolcarding by Joseph T. and Philip Painter, within a mile and a half of Tong’s and Hobardeau’s Mill, on the Saline creek, Ste. Genevieve county; dry goods, groceries, hardware, queensware, &e. &e. by Wm. M. & J Perry, at Potosi and Fourche a Renault; a sale of jewelry, silverware, household furniture (notice in French and English), by Dumas Dubuisson, of Ste. Genevieve; school books and stationers (sic) at the office of the paper, and a new store in Ste. Genevieve, by B. and D. Urner, of Cincinnati, in the stone house lately occupied by Messrs. Collier and Powell and formerly by Mr. Phillipson. (Descendants of Mr. Phillipson still live in Cape Girardeau.) The Messrs. Urner’s stock consisted of cloths, cashmeres, bombazills, chambrays, chintz, cambric, (illegible), Irish linens and an extensive assortment of similar goods. Other dyer elements are administrators’ notices of the estates of Nicholas Hays, Bellview, Washington county, and Alexander Patterson, Perry county; a delinquent debtor’s notice, by Pascal Detchemendy, Ste. Genevieve, in which he claims exemption from imprisonment for debt, a notice of dissolution of partnership by the firm of Wm. M. Perry, John Perry, Jr., and Andrew Ramsey, of Mine au Breton, a public notice by Peter Kimmel, surviving partner of Nicholas Hartzell, dec’d., of Ste. Genevieve county, forbidding payments to Mary Hartzell, adminitratrix, on account of illegal sale of the property; a notice to the debtors of the late firm of Charles Gregoire and Son, of Ste. Genevieve, and a native of removal of the store of John B. Valle from Ste. Genevieve, to Bryant’s Mines, in the county of St. Francois, Joseph Moreau remaining in Ste. Genevieve as Mr. Valle’s agent to settle his accounts. With the exception of the headings in Roman and Italic caps and small caps, no display type is used in any of the advertisements. Payments for goods were taken in cash, lead, mineral, beeswax, flour, peltry, beef hides, feathers, tallow, ginseng; also loan office paper, treasury warrants, county certificates and bank paper at 50 per cent discount.
Page two commences with the advertisement of new goods, including dry goods, groceries, liquors, hardware and queensware; also an elegant assortment of shoes and saddlery, by J. B. Bossler, of Ste. Genevieve, and an administrator’s notice of the estate of Joseph Wilkinson, Sr., deceased, late of the state of Maryland, by W. Wilkinson, of Perry county, administrator. The remainder of page two and the whole of pages three and four are taken up with news of current events, such as the condition of affairs between “the holy allies” (Russia, France, Prussia and Austria) and Spain, which relates the withdrawal of the different ambassadors from the court of Spain at Madrid. Other events mentioned are the war between Turkey and Greece, then raging, with an account of the surrender of Napoli di Romana, in the Morea, to the Greeks’ the overthrow of the emperor Iturbide in Mexico and the establishment of the republic under the executives Negretio, Victoria and Bravo, and such domestic news as accounts of duels in various states, proceedings of Masonic lodges, losses of steamboat, movements of the Cherokees, etc, but not one solitary word in that familiar department of modern country newspapers–local news items. Much more might be written on this interesting subject, but this will suffice for the present.–Bonne Terre Democrat Register.
Fair Play–Aug 4, 1900
Born, on July 13, 1900, to Mrs. G. M. Harris (nee Rachel Seysler) of Fort Sill, Oklahoma, a son.
Born, on Sunday, July 29, to Mrs. Frank Primo of Kinsey, a son.
Fair Play–Aug 11, 1900
A song, entitled “Fading Hopes,” is being published this week by the Thiebes-Stierlin Music Co., No. 1118 Olive street, St. Louis. The music is by Judge John L Bogy of Ste. Genevieve, and the words are by Prof Jos. Flynn. Experienced musicians have pronounced it an unusually sweet song and its success appears to be assured.–DeSoto Press.
Miss Ada Vogt, one of Ste. Genevieve most popular young ladies, died on Monday morning, August 6, 1900, at nine o’clock after a lingering illness of five months. The funeral occurred on Tuesday afternoon at five o’clock from the Catholic Church. Miss Vogt was a member of the Young Ladies Sodality; B. V. M., and this order attended the funeral in a body. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Valle Spring, Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout officiating.
Born, to the wife of Sheriff T. B. Straughan, on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 1900, a daughter.
Born, on Thursday, August 2, to Mrs. George Jokerst of St. Louis, a son.
A daughter was born to the wife of Prof. D. W Anthony of this city, on Monday, 6th inst.
A ten pound daughter was born to the wife of C. M. Thomeau last Sunday.
Jos. Lipp of New Bremen and Rosa Bauman of this place were united in the holy bonds of matrimony at our church last Tuesday. Katie Lipp and Lawrence Bauman acted as bridesmaid and groomsman respectively. May the newly united couple meet with success and live a long, peaceful life.
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Primo of Kinsey died on Saturday, August 4th.
Mr. Fred Voelker has moved to Farmington, Mo.
Mr. Bernhard Pratte has gone to the Flat River mines. His absence will be felt by his many friends. (end)
Mrs. Margarette Haney Jarrette departed this life the 3rd day of May, 1900, at her home near Farmington, Mo. She was laid to rest beside her mother in the Haney cemetery, near Coffman, Mo. She was born in Granger county, East Tennessee, Oct. 10, 1840, making her 59 years, 6 months and 26 days old at the time of her death. She moved with her parents when 2 years of age to Ste. Genevieve county, Mo., where she lived until September, 1896, when she moved to her late home. She was married to Mr. H. J. Jarrette of River aux Vases (better known as Staabtown), Mo., Dec. 18, 1862, at the residence of her father near Avon, Mo. To this union were born nine children. Three preceded her to the glory land; one son lived until 25 years of age, when death overtook him, having died some ten years before his mother; the other two dying in infancy. The remaining six children left to mourn the loss of a dear mother are Mrs. Annie Klein of Ste. Genevieve, Mo.; Mrs. Mary Vaugh of Flat River, Mo., Mr. Luke Jarrette of Desloge, Mo., Mr. Philip Jarrette, Miss Genevra Jarrette and Mrs. Lillian Williams of Farmington, Mo. She also leaves a kind and loving husband, one brother and one sister. Besides raising her own family she had taken care of three other children in infancy. She was a kind and affectionate wife and mother, always ready to lend a helping hand in sickness or in need. She united with the Christian Church when young, and remained a faithful and true member until death. Her funeral was preached at the grave by Elder W. E. Coffer to a large congregation of relatives and friends. The sons sang were: “Sweet Land of Rest, for Thee I Sigh;” “Will Jesus Find Us Watching;” and “I’m Going Home, to Die No More.”
Fair Play–Aug 18, 1900
Mabel, the infant daughter of Mrs. Frank McLean, died on Wednesday of this week.
George Anthony, the seven months’ old son of Mr. and Mrs. Xavier Basler, died on Saturday; 11th inst. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Sunday morning.
Mrs. Frank McLean, daughter of Mr. Frank Beauchamp, died in Ste. Genevieve on Thursday, August 16, 1900, at the age of 25 years and 2 months. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Friday at four o’clock.
A daughter was born on Aug. 12th to the wife of Mr. Joseph Panchot of Ste. Genevieve.
Born, in St. Louis, on Tuesday, August 21, to Mrs. George Shuck, nee Kohm, a daughter.
Mrs. Cornelia Bogy, widow of the late Charles Bogy, died at Bonham, Texas, on Saturday of last week.
MARRIED, in this city, by ‘Squire Cox, on Tuesday, August 14, Henry Martin of St. Mary’s and Miss Ida Belle Litterest of Minnith.
Died, on Sunday, August 12th, at the county farm, Miss Philomene Laplant. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery on Monday.
John Albert Meyer and Miss Laura Ann Mead, both of St. Mary’s were married by ‘Squire Mattingly in that city on Monday, August 13th.
Fair Play–Aug 25, 1900
A son was born to the wife of Mr. Peter Wehner on Wednesday, August 22nd.
Born, on Sunday, August 19th, to the wife of Circuit Clerk F. J. Rigdon, a son.
The postoffice at Ozora was opened last Saturday with Jos. Gisler as postmaster.
A marriage license was issued this week to Theodore M. Primo of Kinsey and Jennie Gamel of Plattin, Mo.
Mr. Richard Schultz, for many years engineer at the Cone Mills in our city, departed for Cairo Wednesday night to accept a similar position in the Fischer Flour Company’s mill at that place.
Prof Paul Price and family spent several days of last week and this week in Bonne Terre and Flat River visiting friends before departing for Greenville, in Wayne county, to make their future home. Prof Price has been appointed principal of the Greenville Public School–Bonne Terre Democrat-Register.
Mr. W. S. Baumann of Avon passed through town Monday on his way to St. Louis. About six weeks ago Mr. Baumann fell from a scaffold while at work at DesLoge and broke two of his ribs and a bone in his leg just below the knee. He is still suffering from his injuries and decided to go to St. Louis and place himself under the treatment of some physician.
RELEASE AT LEAST.
Ada Isabelle Vogt, beloved daughter of Mattie Dudley and the late Emile P. Vogt, was born at Ste. Genevieve, Mo., Sept. 19, 1876; received her education at the Convent of St. Francis de Sales, and graduated from that institution June 26, 1894, and passed into the eternal life Monday, Aug 6, 1900, at 9:10 A. M. (editorial not transcribed).
Mr. Tom Rogers, who has been in Stoddard county this summer, came home a few days ago, bringing with him a youthful bride. They have been exploring Smith’s cave, one of the greatest natural curiosities in Ste. Genevieve county. Mr. and Mrs. Rogers expect to make their home in Stoddard county.
Fair Play–Sep 1, 1900
Born, on Friday, August 24th, to Mrs. Charles Zoll of this city, a daughter.
A daughter was born, one day last week, to the wife of Mr. Chas Bayer of Kinsey.
Wm. Wolk of St. Louis and Miss Hannah Schmidt of this city were married in St. Louis this week. They arrived here on the Columbus Wednesday to visit relatives.
A daughter was born to the wife of Nich. Naeger last Tuesday night. This fills the half dozen for Nich; five girls and one boy.
Fair Play–Sep 8, 1900
George Lalumondiere has moved his family from Prairie du Rocher to this place.
Born, on Thursday, August 30, to the wife of Mr. Ab. Simino of this city, a daughter.
The nine months’ old child of Mr. and Mrs. John Buehler died on Sunday of this week.
DIED, on Wednesday, September 5, at Los Angeles, Cal, after a lingering illness, Salley Casey, (nee Gillham), beloved wife of Thomas S. Casey, formerly of St. Louis.
Mr. Michael Schwent, aged 62 years, died at his home at River aux Vases on Tuesday, September 4th. The remains were interred in the River aux Vases Catholic cemetery Wednesday morning.
Adelbert Ray, the ten year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Seyssler, died of heart trouble on Wednesday, September 5th. The remains were interred in the City cemetery at Valle Spring on Thursday.
Joseph Rozier, son of Mr. Louis J. Rozier of DeSoto, was married on Wednesday, September 5, at DeSoto to Miss Mignon Primm of that city. They young couple arrived in Ste. Genevieve last night on their bridal tour.
Emily, aged twelve years, daughter of Mrs. A. Z. Edwards, died on Wednesday of this week.
Chas. Coffman of this city and Louise Brown of St. Mary’s were married in that city on Tuesday, September 4th.
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben. Bono of this city died of summer complaint last Tuesday and was buried Wednesday.
MARRIED, by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout on Wednesday, September 5, 1900, Miss Emily Rigdon of this city and Mr. F. W. Bergmann of Modoc, Ill.
Marriage licenses were issued this week to Benjaminie Thomure of Minnith and Lizzie Mueller of St. Louis; F. William Bergmann of Modoc, Ill., and Emily Rigdon of Ste. Genevieve and to Charles Coffman of Ste. Genevieve and Louisa Brown of St. Mary’s.
Fair Play–Sep 15, 1900
The ten year old daughter of Frank Herzog had the misfortune to mash her left hand very severely in a cider mill this week.
The following couples were married at St. Mary’s last Monday: Wm. Rudloff and Miss Eliza Cambron; John Algire, Jr., and Miss Mary Matthis; Ed. Algire and Miss Olli Burns.
Mr. Christian Jacobs of Kinsey died very suddenly of heart failure at the home of Mr. Killian Grieshaber in this city last Saturday. The remains were interred in the cemetery at Kinsey on Sunday.
Miss Regina Siebert of Ste. Genevieve and Mr. George Vogt of East St. Louis were married at River aux Vases on Tuesday, September 11, 1900, by Rev. Father Schaefer. The couple will make their future home in East St. Louis.
Mr. Francis J. Ziegler died at his home in this city on Tuesday, September 11, 1900, after a lingering illness, at the age of 74 years, 6 months and 24 days.
The deceased was born in this city on the 17th of February 1826, and resided here during his lifetime. On February 4, 1856, he was united in marriage to Miss Josephine Moreau, who died in April, 1883. To this union were born five children, viz: Barbara, Blanche, Corinne, Isabelle and Joseph, all of whom survive him.
Mr. Ziegler was one of the best known and most popular men in Ste. Genevieve county and for a number of years served our people as county collector. He was a true christian, of a charitable disposition, kind to his neighbors and friends. He was raised in the Catholic faith and received the last sacraments of that Church before his death. Mr. Ziegler was one of the most devout members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of this city, taking a great interest in its work and, while able to do so, attended every meeting of that charitable order. The pall bearers were composed of members of the society and the funeral was attended by the order in a body.
The funeral occurred on Thursday morning from the Catholic Church after a Solemn Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul had been sung by Rev. Father Ziegler of St. Louis, brother of the deceased. Father Kane of St. Louis was deacon and Father Schaefer of River aux Vases, subdeacon, with Father van Tourenhout master of ceremonies. The funeral service was performed by Father Weiss. The remains were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring.
Emily L., daughter of Mrs. and the late Mr. A. Z. Edwards, was born on the 3rd day of February, 1890, and died on the 31st day of August, 1900, and was therefore ten years, six months and twenty eight days old when she died.
About two weeks prior to her demise, Emily fell from a wagon and received injuries which caused her death. There is left to mourn the untimely death of Emily, a mother, two brothers and one sister, as well as a large number of relatives. Her remains were interred in a family burying ground in Union Township where rests the remains of her father and several brothers and sisters.
MARRIED, at the Southern Hotel in this city, on Tuesday, September 11, 1900, by Judge Charles W. Meyers, Miss Lena Appleberry of St. Louis, and Mr. Alfred Aubuchon of Ste. Genevieve.
Since our last issue marriage licenses have been issued to Valentine Mueller of Zell and Elizabeth A. Sucher of Bloomsdale; Simon H. Ehler and Mary R. Hoog of Ste. Genevieve; George Vogt of East St. Louis, Ill., and Lena R. Siebert of River aux Vases; Alfred Aubuchon of Ste. Genevieve and Lena Appleberry of St. Louis.
Fair Play–Sep 22, 1900
A son was born to the wife of Mr. Frank Meadows of this city on Friday, 14th inst.
Born, on September 12, 1900, to Mrs. P. C. Stevens of River aux Vases, a daughter.
Born, on Saturday, September 15, 1900, to the wife of Etienne Robinson (colored), a daughter
MARRIED, at the Catholic Church in this city, on Tuesday, September 18, 1900, by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout, Miss Theresa E. Roth and Mr. Frank X. Burgert, both of Ste. Genevieve.
Capt. St. Gem received a letter this week from Mr. Odin Menard, a resident of Galveston, stating that he and his family had passed safely through the late hurricane, although their house was badly damaged by the storm. Mr. Menard formerly lived in Ste. Genevieve.
We are sorry to learn of the death of Mr. Joseph Kascher of Jonca, which occurred on Wednesday of this week.
James Madison and Virginia Powell, both colored, were married in this city by Judge Jules A. Detchemendy last Saturday, 15th inst.
Fair Play–Sep 29, 1900
Born, on Wednesday, September 26, 1900, to Mrs. Joseph Brown of this city, a son.
On Sunday, September 23, to the wife of Mr. Max Bader, Jr., of Ste. Genevieve, a son.
On Wednesday, September 26, to the wife of Mr. Ashely H. Clark of this city, a daughter.
On Tuesday, September 25, to Mrs. William Colgan of this city, a son.
Mr. Simon H. Ehler and Miss Mary R. Hoog were married at the Catholic Church in this city on Tuesday morning, September 25, by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout. The groomsmen were Simon Hoog and Joseph Staeckle and Misses Josephine Ehler and Genevieve Siebert acted as bridesmaids. A fine dinner was served at the residence of the bride’s parents, after which dancing was indulged in by those present. Mr. and Mrs. Ehler will make their home in this city.
Charles, the eighteen year old son of Mr. Clemens Heiserer of New Bremen died on Tuesday of this week of typhoid fever.
Patrick Dolan, who has been employed at the government quarry at Little Rock Landing, fell from the bluff, a distance of about fifty feet, while at work last Wednesday. He received a fracture of the leg and was severely bruised about the head, but at this writing hopes are entertained for his ultimate recovery.
Fair Play–Oct 6, 1900
A marriage license was issued this week to William Carron of Lawrenceton and Miss Lena Jacob of Weingarten.
Pat Dolan, who was badly injured by falling from the bluff at Little Rock last week, is steadily improving and is now considered out of danger.
Dr. John V. Braham, son of Dr. J. W. Braham, formerly of Ste. Genevieve, was married at Doe Run on Wednesday, October 3rd, to Miss Gertrude Graves, daughter of Mr. F. P. Graves, superintendent of the Doe Run Lead Company.
MARRIED, at the Catholic Church in this city, on Monday, October 1, 1900, by Rev. Father Siebert, Mr. F. A. Weiler and Miss Mary U. V. Jokerst. Mr. Severin Weiler and Miss Annie Jokerst were the groomsmen and bridesmaid. After the ceremony a sumptuous repast was served at the residence of the couple on 2nd street at which the immediate relatives and a few intimate friends were present. The young couple were the recipients of many handsome presents. They took passage on the morning train for St. Louis where they will spend a few days on their wedding tour. They have our best wishes for a happy journey through life. The handsome residence they now occupy was presented to them as a wedding gift by the bride’s mother.
Mr. Benjamin Bogy died at Joplin, Mo, on Saturday, September 29, 1900, at the age of 71 years. Mr. Bogy was a brother of Mrs. Melanie LeCompte and an uncle of Probate Judge John L. Bogy and Treasurer J F. LeCompte of this city. Messrs. Bogy and LeCompte attended the funeral which occurred from the Church of the Immaculate Conception in St. Louis on Tuesday morning.
Mr. Bogy had been continuously with the Shapleigh Hardware Company as traveling salesman, since 1848. He had been in the hardware business for a number of years previous to that time. He has covered at various times the entire territory supplied by this market, and it has been estimated that he knows as many men and has as many friends as any salesman traveling out of St. Louis. In the last few years he has covered the Southern territory and made his headquarters in Muscogee, I. T.
Mr. Bogy was born in Ste. Genevieve in July, 1829, and received his early education in that town, which was then one of the important places on the Mississippi River. His father was Joseph Bogy, who was one of the earliest settlers of this State. Mr. Bogy’s brother, Louis V. Bogy, was United States Senator from Missouri.
At an early age Mr. Bogy displayed an aptness for business, and entered the mercantile world shortly after completing his education. In 1845 he entered the hardware business, and three years later went on the road for Mr. Shapleigh. His early trips to customers through Missouri, Indian Territory, Illinois and Arkansas were made on horseback. The orders which he turned in were delivered either in wagons or boats on the Mississippi River and its branches.
Mr. Bogy had numerous relatives in St. Louis and throughout Missouri. The members of his immediate family are two sons, Alexander M. Bogy, secretary of the Ferguson & McKinney Dry Goods Company; Joseph A. Bogy, a merchant, living at Colgate, I. T., and a daughter, Miss Cornelia M. Bogy, of St. Louis.
A brand new girl came to stay with Mr. and Mrs. John Boland last Wednesday morning.
Fair Play–Oct 13, 1900
Born, on Wednesday, October 10th, 1900, to the wife of Mr. Joseph Buehler of this city, a daughter.
Tragedy at Farmington.
While the parade in honor of Senator Cockrell was passing through Main street at Farmington last Monday, everybody was startled by the sound of three shots, fired in rapid succession. F. Trappe, the photographer, was standing on the pavement near the door of the City drug store. as John Tice, a barber, crossed the street, Trappe called to Tice saying he wanted a note which he had, when Tice pulled out his pistol, firing three times, killing Trappe instantly. One shot narrowly missed a bystander.
Tice then ran up the street to his barber shop, turned the pistol on himself, and blowing out his brains, died instantly.
For some months, it is asserted, Tice had been on intimate terms with Trappe’s wife. The injured husband did not suspect his wife until last week, and had been watching her since. The note asked for was from Mrs. Trappe to Tice.
Fair Play–Oct 20, 1900
Born, to the wife of Mr. Chas. J. Wilder, on Monday, October 15, 1900, a daughter.
A daughter was born to the wife of Mr. George Operle of this city on Thursday, October 18th.
Miss Laura Hurst, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hurst of New Bremen, died of typhoid fever on Saturday, October 13, aged fifteen years.
Marriage licenses were issued this week to Charles A. Sasenger and Miss Mary Conner of Modoc, Ill.; Leo Baumann and Miss Philomene Naeger of Zell and to Wm. Basler and Miss Mary Wolk of Bloomsdale.
A New Song.
We have just received a copy of the new song, “Fading Hopes,” music by Judge John L. Bogy, of Ste. Genevieve; words by Joseph Flynn. It has been commended by the best St. Louis critics as one of the sweetest sentimental songs of the day and is already very popular. Price 25 cents. For sale by the Thiebes-St (illegible) Music Co., 1116 Olive St., St. Louis, Mo.
Fair Play–Oct 27, 1900
The Chester Herald says: For a week or two an item has been going the rounds of the newspapers, stating that “the last vestige of the ancient village of Kaskaskia has disappeared and that the waters now flow directly over the spot where once was located the first white settlement west of the Allegheny Mountains.” A paragraph to this effect makes its appearance periodically. It is not true. Old Kaskaskia is in about the same condition now that it has been in for a year or two. Several families live there and the public school is now in session. Unless there is some extraordinary freak of the river current, many years are likely to pass before Old Kaskaskia entirely disappears.
Married, at Lawrenceton, on Tuesday, October 23, 1900, by Rev. Father Schiefers, Mr. Lawrence Grass of Zell and Miss Philomene Otte of Lawrenceton.
The thirteen year old daughter of Mr. William Hurst of New Bremen died of malaria on Sunday, October 14th and not on the 13th as stated in our last issue.
Joseph James, Ed. Johnson, Peter Janis and Zack Prince, all colored, were tried at St. Mary’s last Friday for disturbing the peace and sentenced to the county jail.
Court court met in regular session in this city Monday morning. The case of Joseph Frank, indicted for murder in the first degree, occupied the attention of the court for the greater part of this week. Frank shot and killed George Ward in New Tennessee on December 23, 1897. Both parties are colored. The defendant was tried by a jury and acquitted. The licensed saloon keepers were fined $5 and costs each for selling on Sundays. William Colgan was naturalized as a citizen of the United States. Sol. Lafleur plead guilty to assault and was fined $10 and costs. The motion for a new trial in the Coffman-Litterest breach of promise suit was overruled. Court will adjourn today.
Fair Play–Nov 3, 1900
Married, at Zell on Tuesday, October 30, 1900, by Rev. Father Pigge, Mr. Leo Baumann and Miss Philomene Naeger.
Died, in this city on Wednesday, October 31, 1900, of typhoid fever at the age of 14 years and 10 months, Miss Sophie Schuler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schuler. The remains were interred in the Lutheran cemetery at nine o’clock on Friday morning, Rev. Griebel officiating.
H. W. Lusk, the well known Holcomb merchant, was seriously hurt Tuesday by a young man named S. A. Estes in an altercation which occurred in the former’s store. Estes struck at Lusk with an axe and if the blow had gone true the result would have been serious, but Lusk dodged and the pole or butt of the axe struck him on or about the shoulder, fracturing his collar bone. Lusk is able to attend to business. Estes is in the jail in default of bond.–Dunklin News.
At one time Mr. Lusk conducted a store at Bloomsdale and was well known by many of our citizens.
Marriage licenses were issued this week to Lawrence Huck and Miss Sophie Schmelzle of Zell and to Louis Laplant and Miss Mary Winston of Ste. Genevieve.
Mrs. Emily Boyce and son Louis, and grand daughter Miss Juliette Valle, departed for San Diego, California, last Sunday to make their future home in that city.
Fair Play–Nov 10, 1900
Born, on Tuesday, October 30, to Mrs. John Roussin of White Sand landing, a son.
Born, on Sunday, November 4, to the wife of Mr. Joseph Hurst of Ste. Genevieve, a son.
Capt. Andrew Miller, Sr. and wife, departed for St. Louis yesterday to make that place their future home.
A son was born to the wife of Mr. Joseph Spraul of Ste. Genevieve on Wednesday, October 31.
Mrs. Wilhelmina M (??h?man) died of heart disease at her home in Weingarten on Tuesday, November 6th. The remains were brought to Ste. Genevieve Wednesday and interred in the Lutheran cemetery.
Mr. Joseph F. Hogenmiller, the newly elected county judge, will celebrate his silver wedding at his home near Weingarten next Friday, November 16th, and extends a cordial invitation to everybody to be present at the celebration.
Mr. Wm. Basler of Bloomsdale and Miss Mary Wolk of Ste. Genevieve were married at the Catholic Church in this city on Monday morning, November 5th. Peter Wolk and Lawrence Basler were groomsmen and Josephine Wolk and Lizzie Basler were the bridesmaids. The wedding feast was held at the residence of the bride’s parents.
Fair Play–Nov 17, 1900
Mr. Benedict Humbert died at the County Farm on the 14th inst. at the age of 91 years.
Mr. J. O. Morton, aged 38 years, died of typhoid fever at his home in Jackson Mo., on Tuesday, November 6th. Deceased was a brother of Prof. L. W. Morton of this city.
Marriage licenses were issued this week as follows: William Palmer and Mary M. Schweigert of River aux Vases; John Armbruster and Dealie Bieser of Kinsey; Meinrod Schilly of Zell and Ellen Maurice of Bloomsdale; Andrew J. Schweigert and Mary Beasley of River aux Vases.
Miss Mary Sadler of this city and William Miller of Randolph county, Ill., were married by Probate Judge John L. Bogy last Saturday, 10th inst.
George Roberson of this place and Mary Hagen, both colored, were married at St. Mary’s on Thursday November 15, by Rev. Father Wagner.
Mr. Lawrence Huck and Miss Sophie Schmelzle were married at Zell by Rev. Father Pigge on Tuesday, 13th. A number of Ste. Genevieve people attended the wedding.
Mrs. Mary Valle LaGrave, a member of one of the pioneer families of Missouri died at her home in St. Louis on Monday, November 12, 1900, at the age of 85 years. The body was shipped to Ste. Genevieve and interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Wednesday morning after a funeral high mass for the repose of the soul had been sung by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout.
Mrs. LaGrave, whose maiden name was Mary Valle, was a member of the old Valle family of Ste. Genevieve and St. Louis. She was the widow of Anthony LaGrave of St. Louis, who for many years was one of the leading citizens of our city.
Died, at the residence of her son, Mr. J. Felix LeCompte, in this city, on Saturday, November 10th, at 7:15 A. M., Mrs. Melanie LeCompte, aged 89 years, 7 months and 24 months.
Mrs. LeCompte was the daughter of the late Joseph Bogy, Sr., and Marie Beauvais, and was born in Ste. Genevieve on the 17th day of March, 1811. She was united in marriage to Eloy LeCompte on the 21st day of August, 1832, and of this union there were born eight children, namely: Felicite, widow of Dr. John B. Miller; Pierre Eloy, deceased; J. B. Charles; Hilarie, deceased; Joseph, deceased; Joseph Felix; Marie Isabelle, deceased, wife of B. Benson Cahoon, and John Henry.
Mrs. LeCompte was a kind and indulgent, and devoted to the welfare and happiness of her husband and children and to the faithful performance of the sacred duties resting upon her as wife and mother. She was a pious and exemplary member of the Catholic Church and departed this life fortified by the consolations of her holy religion.
A Requiem HIgh Mass was celebrated for the repose of her soul on Tuesday, 13th inst. by the Venerable Father Weiss, her spiritual director. A large concourse of friends and relatives accompanied her remains, which were laid to rest in Valle Spring cemetery by the side of her husband, who preceded her on the 9th of February, 1890, in the 84th year of his age. The last sad rites at the grave, performed by the Reverend Fathers Weiss and Van Tourenhout, were the closing scene of her well-spent life. May she rest in peace.
A daughter was born to Mrs. Frank Charleyville on November 12th.
Fair Play–Nov 24, 1900
James, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Schirman of Bonne Terre, formerly residents of this city, died of congestion of the brain on Nov. 14, 1900, aged 11 years and 9 months.
Married, on Tuesday, November 20, 1900, during mass at the Catholic Church in this city, Miss Elizabeth Staeckle and Mr. Lawrence Ritter, both of Ste. Genevieve. Misses Lena Grass and Annie Ritter were the bridesmaids and Joseph Staeckle and Charles Ritter were the groomsmen. The wedding dinner and ball were held at the residence of the bride’s father, about two miles north of Ste. Genevieve.
Born, on Friday, November 16, 1900 to Mrs. Ben Wilson of Ste. Genevieve, a daughter.
On Monday, November 19, to Mrs. Joe Geiler of Ste. Genevieve, a son.
On Monday, November 19,th to Mrs. Joseph Buehle, a daughter.
On Tuesday, November 20th, to Mrs. Andrew Operle, a son.
On Thursday, November 22, to Mrs. Walter Koehler, a daughter.
While shredding corn last Saturday George Boyer had his hand mashed so badly it was necessary to have it amputated above the wrist. Dr. Estes performed the operation.
Mr. Meinrad Schilli and Miss Ellen Morice were married at the Catholic Church on Tuesday, November 20th, by Rev. Father (illegible). The bridesmaids were Misses Anne Schilli, Julia Morice and Sarah LaRose and the groomsmen were Messrs. Xavier and Joseph Schilli and Charles Morice. After the marriage ceremony was performed the young couple, accompanied by a large number of friends and relatives, gathered at the residence of Mr. August Schilli where a fine dinner was served. In the evening a dance was given which lasted until the next morning.
Fair Play–December 1, 1900
Born, on Saturday, November 24th, to Mrs. Frank Jewet of Ste. Genevieve, a daughter.
A son was born to the wife of Mr. Joseph Effrein of this city on Saturday, November 24th.
A marriage license was issued this week to P. M. Dean and Miss Philomene Smith, both of St. Mary’s.
Billy Woods, our railroad conductor, has resigned to accept a position on the Iron Mountain Railroad.
Since last Monday afternoon Zell has been connected with Ste. Genevieve by telephone. Work on the line will now be pushed towards Bloomsdale as rapidly as possible.
Mr. Richard Samson of York, Nebraska, is spending some time in Ste. Genevieve with his family, the guest of his brother, Mr. Anton Samson. This is Mr. Samson’s first visit to Ste. Genevieve in seventeen years.
The remains of the late Dr. Frank Smythe of St. Louis were brought to this city Thursday night and placed in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring. Dr. Smythe departed this life about fourteen years ago.
Elmer, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Naumann of St. Louis, died of diphtheria at the residence of Mr. Charles Kern in this city on Wednesday, November 28, 1900, at four o’clock P.M. at the age of twenty months. Mrs. Naumann arrived here with her family from St. Louis last Saturday. The funeral occurred from the Catholic Church yesterday afternoon at two o’clock. the remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery.
Fair Play–December 8, 1900
Miss Matie Beauvais died of old age at the residence of Mr. Joseph Seysler on the Fredericktown road on Thursday, December 6, 1900, at the age of eighty three years. The remains were interred yesterday morning in the Lutheran cemetery.
Last Thursday afternoon about four o’clock, while Judge Fox, W. M. Harlan, E. D. Anthony and Ray Rucker were driving in town from the Asylum, the horses became frightened and started to run just as they came to the crossing between the Court House and Morris Brother’s store. They were checked for a moment by Mr. Harlan, and the other occupants of the surrey jumped out. One of Judge Fox’s feet caught in a wheel and he was thrown to the ground and dragged several feet, bruising and spraining one of his shoulders. Fortunately his injury is not serious. NOne of the other occupants were hurt. Farmington Times.
Mrs. Reinhardt Stuppy died at her home near Zell on Thursday morning, December 6, at the age of 39 years. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Zell yesterday morning at 9:30 o’clock.
The four years and six months of child of Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Heberlie died of tonsilitis on Friday, November 30th, at their home near Coffman, this county. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery on Sunday.
A daughter was born to Mrs. Damas F. Drury on Dec. 1st.
A son was born to the wife of Felix Guethle last Sunday.
Fair Play–December 15, 1900
Born, on Saturday, December 8th, to Mrs. Henry J. Janis, a son.
On Saturday, December 8th, to Mrs. Walter Schaaf of St. Mary’s a daughter.
On Saturday, December 8th, to Mrs. August Baumann of this city, a daughter.
On Saturday, December 8th, to Mrs. Peter Lewis, (colored) a son.
On Tuesday, December 11th, to Mrs. Jos. Oil, (colored) a son.
On Wednesday, December 12th, to Mrs. Leon James, (colored) a son.
Mr. Felix Thomure and wife left yesterday for their future home in St. Louis.
Edward Moro was tried by the county court Tuesday and adjudged insane and ordered sent to the insane asylum at Fulton. He was taken to that institution by Sheriff Straughan and Deputy Wm. Naumann on Wednesday.
A daughter was born to Mrs. Cyrus Drury on the 6th inst. Cyrus says it completes the dozen.
Fair Play–December 22, 1900
Amelia Bahr, aged 10 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bahr, died on Monday, December 17th, at 6 P.M. The remains were interred the following day in the Sacred Heart cemetery at Ozora.
Died, at her home near Coffman, this county, after a lingering illness, with consumption of the throat, on Wednesday, December 12, at 5 o’clock A.M., Mrs. Annie M. Donze, nee Hurst, wife of Meinrad S. Donze, aged 27 years, 3 months and 13 days.
Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hurst, and was married to Mr. Donze on the 31st day of January, 1892. The union was blessed with three children: Harry M., Meinrad H. M., and Herbert R., the oldest being about 7 years, the youngest about 6 weeks old, the latter now in the loving care of Grandma Hurst. The funeral took place in the Catholic cemetery of the Sacred Heart church, Ozora, Friday, December 14th, after a Requiem Highmass, Rev. Father M. Bahr officiating, and a large concourse of mourning friends and relatives accompanied the remains to their last resting place.
Mrs. Donze was a faithful, loving wife and mother, and died well prepared by the administration of the holy sacraments of the Church, with which she had been in life-long communion. May she rest in peace.
A daughter was born to the wife of Mr. Albert Drury on December 13th.
Fair Play–December 29, 1900
Marriage licenses were issued this week to Abraham Pullen and Emma Pullen of Prairie du Rocher, Ill; Lawrence P. Baumann and Lizzie Roth of Zell, and Albert Reed and Rosa Cook of Bloomsdale.
Died, in St. Louis, on Thursday, December 20, at 2 P.M., Christina Metcalf, daughter of Mrs. Mary Metcalf and the late Hartley G. Metcalf. The remains were interred in Calvary cemetery Sunday.
Born, on Sunday, December 16th, to Mrs. George Basler, a daughter.
Miss Kittie Bond and Dr. Mac D. Burgess of St. Mary’s were married in St. Louis on Friday, December 21st.
Sam Hart departed for St. Louis Tuesday to attend the funeral of his father who died at Tory, Mo., on Monday, December 24th, at the age of 82 years. The funeral occurred in St. Louis on Wednesday.