Fair Play; 1889 (Jan 5 – Dec. 14)

Fair Play--January 5, 1889 - December 14, 1889


Married:--At Arcadia, Mo., by Rev. Father Wernett, Mr. R. H. Govreau to Miss Cora Whelehon, of Arcadia, on December 27, 1888, at 8 o’clock a. m.  After the ceremony those present participated in a magnificent dinner at the home of the bride’s parents.


Among the many valuable presents received was a most beautiful silver cake-stand presented by Mr. C. Montgomery, of Toledo, Ohio, the uncle of the bridge.  After the nuptial ceremonies the bridal party started for the “Future Great,” from which place they returned to Mr. Augusts Govreau’s, the father of the groom, where a splendid dinner was partaken of by the numerous guests.


Mrs. Sefroid Thomure made 117 pair of pants for Rozier & Jokerst within the past year, averaging 75 cts per pair as her earnings.  Miss Emma LaRose realized about the same for similar work.


Born:--On Friday, December 28, 1888, to the wife of Mr. Chas Schneider, a daughter.


Married:--On Tuesday, December 25, 1888 at Bonne Terre, Mo., Mr. Frank A. Bequette, son of Mr. August Bequettte, and Miss Mary L Goin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas F. Goin, all of Bonne Terre, Rev. Father O’Reilly of Iron Mountain officiating.  The ceremony was performed at the residence of the bride’s parents. The bridesmaids were Miss Blanche Boyer, of Doe Run and Miss Whiteknight of Bonne Terre. The groomsmen were Mr. Joseph Goin, brother of the bride, and Mr. Ferd. Boyer, of Doe Run.


Born:--To the wife of Mr. Henry Meyers, a 10 pound boy, on the morning of the 23rd ult.


Hon. Miles A. Gilbert celebrated his 79th birthday by giving a grand dinner on January 1st.


Difani --Solf

A very pretty wedding ceremony took place at five o’clock, Thursday evening Dec. 27th, when Miss Emma Solf was united in the sacred bonds of matrimony to Mr. Lawrence Difani. The ceremony was performed by Rev. E. J. Wayne, at the pastoral residence, and was witnessed by a few friends of the happy couple. The graceful bride wore a lovely suit of cream Albatros, made with a high bodice and of dancing length. Down the front of the bodice and skirt were folds of moire silk, the high collar being fastened with a handsome pin. The bride’s flowers were orange blossoms. Her only bridesmaid was her sister, Miss Annie Solf, who was dressed in white mull.  The groom and his best man, Mr. Andrew Siebert, wore the usual three-button cutaway suits of black. The newly wedded couple received many handsome presents, among which were a complete set of furniture, carpets, etc, for their residence, from the bridegroom’s father, Mr. Ben Difani and two fine large framed pictures from the bride’s father, Mr. Solf. After the ceremony the guests partook of an elegant supper at the bride’s home, and were refreshed by the contents of a case of fine champagne, the gift of Mr. Mincke, of St. Louis.


Mr. W. W. Wilder also had a fine telephone erected between his store and residence on Friday, December 28, making the fifth telephone now in operation in Ste. Genevieve County.


The case of the State vs. Wendolin Rottler for assault and battery on Anthony Grieshaber occupied the attention of Squire Roy’s court during most of Saturday afternoon, 29th ult. The testimony of the several witness examined was somewhat contradictory and the trial resulted in a disagreement of the jury. A new trial before another jury is set for to-day.


Fair Play--January 12, 1889-

Died:--On Saturday, December 29th, at Bonne Terre, Mo., Mr. Peter Moro, aged about 23 years. He had been sick for about three months with pneumonia. His surviving relatives are three brothers and one sister. Mr. Moro will be remembered by our citizens as the young man who worked as type-setting on the Fair Play under Mr. Vallee Harold. He as a quiet, steady youth, of very inoffensive manners.


Born:--On Monday, 7th inst., to Mrs. Henry Thomure, a son.


Born:--On Sunday, 6th inst., to Mrs. Felix Provenchere, nee Papin, St. Louis, a daughter.


E. J. Wetherell, the husband of Emma Abbott, the prima donna, died at Denver, Col., on Sunday, 6th, inst., quite suddenly of pneumonia.


Fair Play--January 19, 1889-

We regret very much to learn that the infant son of our esteemed townsman, Mr. Albert A. Boyer, met with a painful but fortunately not dangerous accident yesterday forenoon.  His mother was about to wash the child and had set a basin of hot water on a chair close by when, having turned aside for a moment to get a towel, the child grasped the bowl, upsetting it and splatting its contents on his arm. The limb was severely scalded, the skin peeling off it for almost its entire length, but, as the body was not injured,the little sufferer will recover.


Died, at Bloomsdale, Mo., on Friday, December 28, 1888, Mr. Rosamond Lalumendiere, aged about 27 years. The deceased was attacked with pneumonia on the days after Christmas, lasting only two days. He leaves a wife and child to mourn their untimely loss. He was a son of Mr. Henry Lalumendiere. The remains were interred on Sunday, Dec. 30th, in the Bloomsdale Catholic Cemetery.


Died:--on Thursday, January 3, 1889, at her residence in St. Louis, Mrs. Patrick Rider, sister of our worthy friend, Mr. P. J. Cumings, of New Bourbon, at the age of about 50 years. The deceased had been quite ill for a considerable time and, though, medical remedies were freely resorted to, she could find no relief till death ended her troubles. Her husband and one daughter survive her. She was interred on Sunday, 6th inst. Mr. Cummings and another brother who is a prominent citizen of Bangor, Me., are the only members of the family now living.


Mrs. Odile Bardgett--Aged 41 years and 11 months.

Departed this life at 9:00 a. m.  on Monday, January 14 1889, Mrs. Odile Bardgett, nee Janis, wife of Mr. John Bardgett, at Pius Hospital, St. Louis, where she had been under the care of doctors, and had been attended by the Franciscan sisters who conduct the hospital. She had been afflicted with cancer for eighteen months, and on Saturday last submitted to a surgical operation from which she never rallied.  Her remains were conveyed to Bonne Terre for interment in the Catholic cemetery at that place.


The deceased was born in Ste. Genevieve on February 14, 1847 and was married on February 14, 1865 to Mr. John Bardgett. Eight children resulted from their union of whom three are dead and five living, two boys and three girls. They reside at Bonne Terre, Mo.  Her surviving relatives in this city and county are Mr. Hilaire Janis, her brother, and Mrs. Pelagie Ziegler, Mrs. Wm. Skewes and Mrs. Mary Bell, her sisters.


Obituary.  Mrs. B. B. Cahoon--Aged 41 years.

On Sunday last, Mrs. Cahoon’s relatives in this city received a telegram from Fredericktown, Mo., announcing that she was dangerously ill at her home in that city, in fact, in a dying condition. On Monday evening a driver and vehicle arrived to take the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eloy LeCompte to Fredericktown, but Mr. LeCompte was too unwelll to undertake the long travel over a rough road, so the aged mother set out on Tuesday morning on her sorrowful journey, in company with her son and granddaughter. She arrived too late for the final parting with her daughter, as Mrs. Cahoon died at 4:15 a. m. on Tuesday, 15th last.  Her soul was comforted in her last moments by the consolation of her holy religion and the presence of her loving husband and children. The deceased had been a sufferer for a considerable time with the painful disease of cancer which finally took her away from earth, and from her happy home, in the full bloom of womanhood. Her death was to her a release from suffering, but an affliction to her family, only to be repaired by that eternal reunion in Heaven when those who loved on earth shall meet to part no more. Her mortal remains were interred at 2:30 p. m. on Wednesday, 16th inst., in the family lot in the Catholic cemetery at Fredericktown, the requiem services having been performed by Rev. Father Rothensteiner.


The deceased, whose maiden name was Mary Isabella LeCompte, was born in Ste. Genevieve on October 18, 1847. She was the second child of Mr. and Mrs. Eloy LeCompte, and therefore was descended from two of the foremost French families of this ancient settlement, her father being one of  our most prominent and worthy citizens and her mother being the sister  of U. S. Senator Lewis V. Bogy, and Col. Joseph Bogy, and the aunt of Hon. John L. Bogy, who filled the offices of County Clerk and Probate Judge of Ste. Genevieve county with strict honesty and high efficiency for many years, and who now, with equal capacity and fidelity, fills the position of U. S. Deputy Collector. Educated at the Academy of St. Francis de Sales by the Sisters of St. Joseph, she was finely qualified to be the consort of the talented gentleman, Mr. B. Benson Cahoon, of Fredericktown, Mo., to whom she was married at Ste. Genevieve on February 3, 1869.  To their union were born three children, Virgie, Eugie and Benson, now aged respectively eighteen, fourteen and twelve years. Since her marriage she resided in Fredericktown, in which city and surrounding town her husband has had an extensive legal practice, and has accumulated considerable wealth. Besides her parents, Mrs. Cahoon’s surviving immediate relatives are, her sister, Felicite, widow of  Dr. John B. Miller, living in St. Louis, and her brothers, Mr. J. B. C. LeCompte, Superintendent of the Cone Mills, Mr. J. F. LeCompte, Clerk of Ste. Genevieve county, and Mr. Jn. J. LeCompte, of Springfield, Mo. As a wife and mother, the deceased nobly fulfilled all her duties in a Christian manner, and her untimely demise has evoked the sympathy of all who knew her for the great loss which it has inflicted on her bereaved family.


Fair Play--January 29, 1889-

The dead body of Frank Leonard, an Irishman, was found on the track of the C.G. S. W. Ry., about 2 1/2 miles west of Williamsville, Mo., on the 10th inst. He came to his death from being run over by a construction train while intoxicated.


The Ste. Genevieve Fair Play has again changed hands.  Joseph Flynn steps down and out, Henry J. Janis, the foreman of the office, assumes control of the sheet. While Mr. Flynn showed considerable talent as a writer he did not succeed in making the concern a financial success, and so gives up the reins. But while stranded on financial breakers and compelled to seek other fields of labor, Mr. Flynn magnamoniously declares that he lays down the quill “with malice toward none, with charity to all.”  It is for generous thing to say, certainly , for a country quill driver--one who has wrestled with the problem of the delinquent subscriber, who has been tortured by the man with a grievance that he wants to air in the press, or who has been compelled again and again to face the music of the wrathful reader who has taken exception to certain articles, and proves assuredly that the rough, tempestuous voyage of the journalistic see may not turn all of the “milk of human kindness” in one’s breast to gall. But we digress. While we regret the loss of Mr. Flynn to Southeast journalism, we still have a cordial welcome for Mr. Janis and sincerely hope that he may find it all smooth sailing. He is a bright and promising young man and has progressed all the way from hurtible “distributor of pi” to the dignity of a “quill driver” for his own columns. With youth, enthusiasm, genial nature and industrious habits, there is  nothing to prevent the new publisher of the Fair Play from achieving complete success. Perryville Sun.


Mr. Charles Lalumandier is now driving the bus for the Southern Hotel. All orders left with him with be promptly attended to.


Born: On Saturday, 19th inst., to the wife of George Mayse (col.) a boy.


A sad accident befell one of the young sons of Mr. James Pinkley on Friday, 18th inst. He accidentally had the index finger of his right hand cut off directly above the first joint, by a hatchet in the hands of his brother, with whom he was playing.


Mrs. Isaac Hudson, of Ruma, Ills., arrived in Ste. Genevieve on Wednesday to visit her husband who has been lying ill at the Southern Hotel for the past week with rheumatism.


On the 18th inst. our  Circuit Clerk issued a marriage license to Mr. Anton Bieser and Annie Schwent, of Weingarten. They are to be married on the 29th.


Died: on Saturday, 19th inst., at his home in Saline Township, Mr. William Alexander, aged thirty five years. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss.


Our young friend, Mr. Eugene J. Carssow, will leave Ste. Genevieve tomorrow to try his luck in the “far West.”  He intends to locate at Spokane Falls, Washington Territory, where he will resume the practice of law. We wish Mr. Carssow unbounded success.


Why can’t Ste Genevieve have a public library?  Most of the towns of southeast Mo., have one. If some of our enterprising people will make the attempt, many of our citizens will loan books and a small fee can be charged to meet incidental expenses.  Let every one agitate the matter.


Death of Mr. John B. Larose.

Died, at his residence, near Bloomsdale, on Tuesday, January 22nd, 1889, at 6:30 a. m. after an illness of several months, Mr. John B. Larose, in his 72nd year. The deceased was one of the most respected citizens of the community, and was noted for his many good qualities, and was just, charitable, and always ready to assist those around him. He was born in the city of Ste. Genevieve in 1817, and was always a strict member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Larose leaves a progeny of thirty-four persons, including children, grand and great grand children.



Mrs. Delia Lalumandier, wife of Rosemond Lalumandiere, deceased, moved back to her fathers, Mr. Lucian Aubuchon, of French Village.


Mr. Damas Drury, who has moved his saw mill in the middle of town, is ready to put it in operation. The moving of the mill here is a good improvement to the town.  We wish Mr. Drury success.


Mr. John B. Larose, one of Ste. Genevieve county’s best citizens, died on Tuesday morning at 6:00, of old age and a general failure of his constitution. He had been sick several weeks before being called by his Creator to the place of everlasting Judgment. Mr. Larose was born in Ste. Genevieve county on the 24th day of August, 1816, and resided in the same county until the day of his death. He leaves a wife, three sons and three daughters to mourn his loss. He died in full faith of the Catholic Church, of which he has always been a devout and faithful member.


Died:--On Wednesday, January 22 , infant child of Joshua Billy, of typhoid fever, aged 5 years and 4 months.


Fair Play--February 2, 1889-

William Carson, son of the late Kit Carson, was killed at Garland, Colorado, recently, by the accidental discharge of his revolver.


Miss Nancy Foster, of Reynolds county, was burned to death on Saturday, January 26th. During a fit she fell in the fire and when found her clothing was entirely burned off her. She died a few hours after having been taken from the fire.


The people of DeSoto are considering a proposition made by a St. Louis firm to put up water works in that city. Some of the leading business men of DeSoto are opposed to it.


The house of George Martin, of Perry county, was consumed by fire on Monday, 21st of January. Mr. Martin was absent at the time and his wife was unable to save any of the contents.


John B. Hughley was right seriously hurt last Tuesday while out on his land where he has some men chopping. By some means a log fell across his breast and a severe gash was cut in the back of his head. He has since had several fainting spells from the effects of his injuries.  Farmington Times.


On Sunday, January 20th, John Moone of Bonne Terre, seriously cut John Kidd, in Wilkson’s saloon, at that place.  Kidd’s injuries, while quite severe, are not considered dangerous.


Died:--At the County Farm, in this city, on Jan. 29, of old age, Delia Wathen (colored) known as “Aunt Delia” aged 71 years. Her remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery on Wednesday, Jan 20th.


Married:--On Tuesday, Jan 29th, 1889, at Ste. Genevieve Catholic Church, Rev. Rather Van Tourrenboni officiating, Mr. Benjamin Rottler to Miss Mary E. Hoog, both of New Bremen.


Born:--On Sunday, Jan 27, to the wife of Mr. Charles Hauck, a boy,


On Monday, Jan. 28th, to the wife of Mr. Emile Thomure, a boy.


A Sad Accident.

On  Tuesday, January 29th, news reached this city that Mr. William Gegg, of Weingarten, this county, had met with an accident on Monday at noon that cost him his life.  It seems that in taking his gun down from its place above the door, the foot of Mr. Gegg slipped and the gun fell from his hand, discharging the entire load, consisting of thirteen buckshot, in his leg, just above the knee.  Dr. Morgansteen was immediately sent for, but the unfortunate man bled to death before the doctor arrived, just fifty minutes after the accident.


Mr. Gegg was a young man, about 27 years of age, and was one of Ste. Genevieve county’s most respectful citizens. He had been married but one year and leaves a wife and one child to mourn their untimely los. His family have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement. The remains of Mr. Gegg were interred in the Weingarten Catholic cemetery on Wednesday, January 30th, at 10 o’clock A. M. followed by a large concourse of mourning relatives and friends. Mr. Anton Samson and family of this city attended the funeral.



Mrs. Amy C. and Mrs. Wm. H. Hines, have been quite sick for about three weeks but are convalescing.


Mrs. G. R. Barron and Miss Ada Barron have been very sick, but are a little better at this writing.


Wm. Alexander was interred at the McDowell graveyard near here last Monday. He died of fever at his residence in this county, known as the Pete Obuchon place.  He was buried with the honors of the Farmer’s Alliance, of which order he was a worthy member.


Died, of heart disease after an illness of six months, in Fort Worth, Texas, at 10:40 o'clock a. m. on Friday, January 18th, 1889,  Willie, wife of J. D. Ballard. Tattler.


Fair Play--February 9, 1889-

The DeSoto water-works scheme has fallen through.


DeSoto has a billiard hall for both ladies and gentlemen.


George Brewer, a prominent farmer of Perry county, died of pneumonia at his residence near Brewerville, on Friday, January 25th.


On Wednesday, 30th of January, an unsuccessful attempt was made to rob the Post Office at DeSoto. The thieves were frightened off by the city marshall who fired several shots at them but without success.


A barn with its contents, valued at $2,700, the property of Mr. John Miller, of Jefferson county, was burned to the ground one day last week.


The blacksmith and wagon-maker’s shop of H. Green & Son of Bonne Terre, was burned to the ground on the night of Thursday, January 31st. The loss was fully covered by insurance.


On Saturday, January 26th, Henry Smith of Scott county, while out turkey hunting, shot Miss Mattie Driscoll, a young lady seventeen years of age, through mistake. She lived only fifteen minutes after being shot. Smith at last accounts, had not been arrested.


Mrs. Nuske, an old German lady living with Fred Beck, just southeast of Farmington, met with serious injuries in a peculiar manner last Tuesday evening. She had gone to the house of Peter Hertz when no one was at home. While knocking at the door she was attacked by a ram and butted down. The ram continued to but her until her cries attracted the attention of neighbors living more than half a mile distant who hurried to the scene and rescued her from the assaults of the vicious beast. At last accounts Mrs. Nuske, was lying in a very precarious condition. Dr. E. C. McCormick was called to attend her injuries.  Farmington Democrat.


St. Mary.

Born:--to Mrs. Isaac Bargette, twin babies, boy and girl.


Born, to the wife of Mr. Joseph Sexauer, on Saturday, Feb. 2nd, a son.


Death of Mr. Denis Thomure.

Died, at his residence near Bloomsdale, Mo., on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1889, at 6 o'clock in the evening, of neuralgia and rheumatism, Mr. J. B. D. Thomure, in his 53rd year, after an illness of seven days. He was born in the city of Ste. Genevieve in the year 1836, and was partly brought up at that place.  He was married in 1862 to Miss Azelie LaRose, who died in 1868.  In 1875 he married Miss Juliet Morice who, with four children, survive to mourn the loss of a kind husband and loving father.


Fair Play--February 16, 1889-

Mr. Frank Lisch, for many years a resident of this place, has been for the past week one of the happiest citizens of Red Bud. He is a man about 35 years of age. When quite young he and a brother were separated and not hearing from each other for about 27 years, each supposed the other dead. One day last week a man by the name of Lisch bought the Evansville mail route.  Frank Lisch of this city began to encore as to where he was from and he proved to be his long lost brother, who he supposed was dead, and they had not heard or met each other for more than 27 years. Our readers can imagine the feelings of these two brothers when they met at the post office, after being separated for so many years.


W. C. Duecker, of Red Bud, was instantly killed on Tuesday, February 5th while engaging in walling up a well. He was in the well and a bucket of rock was being lowered to him, when the rope broke and the bucket fell, striking him on the head and crushing his skull.


Born:, on Feb. 7th, to the wife of Mr. Frank Carpenter, a boy.


died, on Feb. 12th, the infant child of John C. Drury, age 1 month and 15 days.


We are informed lately that Mr. Joseph Dorlac, who is lying ill with consumption at Doe Run, is getting worse every day. Mr. Jacob L. Boyer of that place is taking care of him.


The stranger who stopped at Mr. Jules Drury on the 2nd of this month, is a boy.


Death of Mr. William Hammack.

Died at his residence, on Monday, February 4th, 1889, three miles south of Prairie du Rocher, Ills, after a short illness, Mr. William Hammack in his 30th year. The deceased was one of our best citizens, respected by all who knew him. He leaves a loving wife, and five sweet little children to mourn their loss, who have the sympathy of all his friends.



Born, to the wife of Mr. Charles Rehm, on Thursday, February 7th a girl.


To the wife of Mr. Henry Stolte, on Monday, February 11th, a girl.


To the wife of Mr. Joseph Flynn, on Wednesday, February 13th, a boy.


Mr. Joseph Flynn, the former proprietor of the Fair Play, has been admitted to the bar in Los Angles, California, and is now practicing law at that place. He is also engaged in writing for the California Catholic, a paper published at Los Angeles.


Mr. Firmin Boyer and family of Carondelet, Mo., arrived in Ste. Genevieve last Saturday. They will make their future home in this city.


Berryman Johnson, an old colored man, died on the 31st. ult., after a painful illness of about 10 years with Rheumatism. He has not been able to walk without his cane for 4 years. He was well respected by all who knew him and has been a faithful member of the M. E. Church for a number of years.


S. D. Griffith, who has been visiting his parents in this settlement for several months, talks of leaving for his home in Wyoming Territory in a few weeks.


J. M. and A. B. Boyd have bought Wm. S. Bauman’s farm about two miles west of this place.



Julian Jarrette is sick with malaria. He is not expected to live.


Born, to the wife of William Heck, a boy.


Born, to the wife of Martin Cramer, a girl.


Born, to the wife of Bernard Allgire, a boy. This is six boys and not a girl. His wife says it is time for a change.


Mr. William Jarrette of Knoblick is visiting friends here.


Clarence Detchemendy and brother, while out hunting accidentally shot his brother, Noah. the wounds are not serious. When will people learn to be careful with fire arms?


Mr. Wm. J. Boyer’s residence came near burning last week by the upsetting of a lamp full of coal oil that was standing on a bureau. Fortunately Mr. Boyer was at home at the time and managed to extinguish the fire before it made any progress.


Fair Play--February 15, 1889-

A broom factory is soon to be started at Perryville, Mo., by Lyman Akes, the blind man who gave an entertainment in this city some time ago.


Died, on Tuesday, February 19th, 1889, near Avon, Ste. Genevieve Co., Mrs. Mary Homers, aged 96 years.


Died, at his residence in Staabtown, of typhoid fever, on Sunday, Feb. 17th, 1889, Mr. Anselm Stolzer, aged 49 years.


Mr. Stolzer as born in Germany in the year 1840 and emigrated to America in 1853. He was married to Miss Caroline Staab, of this county in 1866. The deceased was a member of Company F, of 47th Mo., in which he served as Corporal. Mr. Stolzer was a staunch member of the Catholic faith, and was highly respected by all who knew him. He leaves a host of friends and relatives to mourn his death.


We are informed that Mr. Leon Jokerst has arrived safely at the mines near Silver City, N. M. , and has taken charge as foreman of the Sultana and Sheridan Mines.




On Wednesday, Feb. 20th, 11 A. M. at the residence of the bride’s parents, Miss Grace B. Skewes, daughter of Mr. William V. Skewes and Laura Skewes, was united in the hold bonds of matrimony to Mr. S. Fulton thurman, son of  Mr. Perrin D. Thurman, of this county, Rev. Father Fan Turenhout officiating. (Transcriber’s note-list of guest was not transcribed).


The presents were numerous and costly and reflected taste and judgment on the part of the donors. Mr. and Mrs. Thurman will in a few days take their departure for Louisville, Ky, where he will finish his course of lectures preparatory to entering the medical field. Miss Skewes, the charming young bride, being a great favorite with all who knew her, leaves a host of friends who will long miss her from their midst.


Fair Play--March 2, 1889-

A gold mine has been discovered in Perry county on the property of one Meyers, near Bollinger County line. It was first discovered by a party of trappers about one year ago and is considered a regular bonanza. The land has been leased by Drs. Newman and Clark, who will take steps to develop the mine in the near future.


On Tuesday, February 19th, Wm. Flanery, shot John Vance in Flynn’s restaurant at Farmington.


Mrs. Rachel Ballard was 80 years old on the 19th of this month. Her children and grand-children held a family reunion at her house that day. She is hale and heart and able to do the house work, and seems active enough for a person 60 years of age.



Mr. John A. Horton--Aged 63 years.

The subject of this notice died at the residence of Mr. John Fry, in Ste. Genevieve county, on Thursday, February 21st, at 8:52 o’clock p. m. Two weeks prior to his death he was seized with an attack of illness which threatened to become fatal and from which he never rallied. His daughters were sent for at their homes and attended his bedside unto death.


Deceased was born in Robison County, Tennessee, in January, 1826 and was therefore 63 years old when he died. At an early day he immigrated to Missouri and engaged in farming at which he was very successful while his health permitted him to oversee the work in person. Mr. Horton, not withstanding his physical infirmities was possess of a strong and vigorous mind and was a man of great tenacity of purpose and undoubted integrity. He leaves behind him the record of a well spent life. Four daughters survive to mourn his death. During his early days he professed religion and joined the missionary Baptist church, and his dying words were: “Lord, take me as I am.”  He was buried on his farm in Ste. Genevieve county by the side of his wife who died about six years previous. During his late illness everything was done to alleviate his sufferings by his children, assisted by neighbors, who were night and day wakeful and watchful. Every want seemed to be anticipated and as far as possible met. To the latter who were so kind to assist us in taking care of our dear father, we extend in behalf of the family, our sincere and heartfelt thanks. Oh, how precious are such friends when their friendship is based upon true Christian friendship; eternity will but intensify and perfect them.


Died on February 29th, 1889 at the residence of her parents in this city, Miss Lena Rehm, daughter of Frank and Caroline Rehm, aged 14 years 9 months and 24 days.


About one year ago Miss Rehm was taken ill with that dreaded disease, consumption which terminated in dropsy, from which she never rallied. She was buried on Tuesday at the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery, a large concourse of mourning friends and relatives following her remains to their last resting place. The family have the heartfelt sympathy of the community in their sad bereavement.


Died, at the resident of her parents at Zell, on Monday, February 25th, 1889, of consumption, Miss Frances Nager, aged about 17 years.


Mrs. Julia DuFour, well known to man of our citizens, died at her home in St. Louis, on Monday, February 28th, aged 77 years.



Born, on Sunday, February 24th, to the wife of Mr. William W. Wilder, a son.


Born, on Monday, February 25th, to the wife of Mr. Albert A. Boyer, a daughter.


Last Saturday night the butcher shop of Mr. Louis Naumann was entered by a sneak thief and robbed of seven or eight dollars in nickels and dimes. The thief gained an entrance by prizing the back door open with an iron bar belonging to the sausage press, and thereby breaking the lock off the door.


Married, At the residence of the bride’s parents in this city, on Tuesday, February 26, 1889, Squire F. A. Roy officiating, Mr. Geo. D. Hardy, of Alton, Ills., to  Miss Louise Thomure, of Ste. Genevieve, Mo.


Mr. Louis E. Roy left for St. Louis, via Chester, Ills, last Monday. Mr. Roy has accepted a position with O. M. Nelson, Manufacturing Company of that city.


Mr. Philip J. Boyer, who has been teaching the Plattin School near Bloomsdale, is attending the Normal at Cape Girardeau.


Fair Play--March 9, 1889-

Ben Horn captured and killed a coon in the Fox river bottoms last week which had evidently been a pet in its infancy. While skinning his coonship a small brass collar was found encircling its neck completely hidden from view by the growth of flesh and skin. It is supposed to be the same coon that escaped from William Henry Harrison about the year 1840.


George Balegroski, a Hungarian working in the mines at Bonne Terre, was killed by falling from an upper to a lower level, a distance of forty feet.


Miss Martha Butts, of Cape Girardeau, attempted to commit suicide one night last week by shooting herself in the forehead with a pistol.


Hymeneal.  Bequette--Drury.

Married on Tuesday February 26th, at 6:00 o'clock A. M. at the Catholic Church of this place, Rev. P. A. Trumm, officiating, Miss Odelia Drury, daughter of Mr. Michael Drury, and Mr. Ferdinand Bequette, son of Mr. Henry Bequette.  After the ceremony the newly married couple with their congratulating relatives and friends retired to the residence of the bride’s father where two tables were prepared with all sorts of the best eatable dishes that could be procured. Beer was free to all and everybody enjoyed the day in a most happy way. The presents were numerous and were set on a table in a separate room to the inspection of every one. The following is a list of the Presents. (not transcribed). The newly married couple intend to settle here and this community feels proud in having such worthy people in their midst. They have the best wishes of your correspondent.


Mr. Octave Boyer met with a very bad accident last Monday by cutting himself in the palm of his hand with a pocket knife.


Obituary.  Mr. Nicholas Grieshaber--Aged 71 years, 2 months and 29 days.

Died, at his residence at Weingarten, this county, of inflammation of the bowels, on Monday, March 4th, 1889, Mr. Nicholas Grieshaber, aged 71 years, 2 months, 29 days.


Deceased was born in Baden, Germany, in the year 1818 and emigrated to American in 1874.  He leaves five children, two daughters and three sons to mourn their loss, viz.:  Mary A, wife of Mr. Joseph Vaeth of this city, Magdalena, wife of Mr. David Karl, of Weingarten; Nicholas, living at Weingarten, Felix, wagonmaker at St. Joseph and Lawrence, blacksmith living at St. Joseph.


Mr. Grieshaber was one of Ste. Genevieve county’s first German settlers and was a man, respected by all who knew him. He was as strong believer in the Catholic faith, and was a member of the Weingarten Church Choir up to within a short time of his death. He was buried at Weingarten on Wednesday, March 6th, by Rev. A. J. Huttler, a large concourse of mourning friends and relatives following his remains to their last resting place.


Mr. Felix J. Rigdon, one of Ste. Genevieve County’s most popular young men, was married at his father’s residence near Staabtown on Monday, March 4th, to Miss Theodora Govereau.  The Fair Play wishes Mr. Ridgon and his young bride a long and happy life.


Our friend, Mr. William Roth, of Zell, was in town Thursday and called at the Fair Play office. This is the first time that Mr. Roth has been in Ste. Genevieve since he cut his foot severely with an ax while chopping a tree some three months ago, but we are happy to state that Mr. Roth is improving rapidly and expects to be all right in a few weeks.


A steer belonging to Mr. Simon Roth, who resides near River aux Vases, was bitten by a mad dog about a month ago. Eighteen days after the steer was bitten it showed symptoms of hydrophobia and on Sunday last Mr. Roth and several other gentlemen killed and burned the steer. At the same time a cow belonging to Mr. Roth was bitten by a mad dog but as yet, has shown no symptoms of hydrophobia.


Mr. Anton Schwarts, accompanied by Mr. Otto Carssow, of this city, and Mr. Henry Fallert, of Zell, departed for his home in Washington Territory last Wednesday.


The steamer New South leaves Paducah to-day for St. Louis. This elegant boat will resume her regular trips between St. Louis and Paducah next week.


Born, to the wife of Mr. William Rodenbach, of this city, on Thursday, Feb. 7, a son.


We are informed that Messrs. John LaRose and Cletus Boyer have purchased Mr. Adam Bennenger’s saw mill, for $800 and will set it on Mr. T. P. Boyer’s farm in the near future.  Be careful boys that you don’t get buried in the dust.


Fair Play--March 16, 1889-

Mr. William Brown is very sick with pneumonia. His son George is also sick.


Born, to the wife of Mr. Alfred Rayoum, on Feb. 16th, a son.


E. G. Turley, sheriff of Carter County, was killed on Wednesday, March 6th, while attempting to arrest A. O. Thomason on a charge of forgery. Thomason drew his revolver on the sheriff but Turley clinched him and was in the act of disarming him when Thomason called to James Taylor who was near by, telling him: “Taylor, if you are ever going to do anything for me, now is your time.” Taylor immediately fired three shots in the sheriff’s back, all of which took effect and proved fatal within half an hour. Taylor and Thomason then retreated to the woods and are still at large, but the officers and a large posse of citizens are in hot pursuit.


John Range, an old and respected citizen of Perry County, died on the 6th inst., aged 75 years.


Mrs. Charles Grimes, of Cape Girardeau, gave birth to three girls on Friday, March 1st.


Joseph Cogan, of Perryville, committed suicide by cutting his throat in that city on Thursday, March 7th. He died in about fifteen minutes.


Obituary.  Mrs. Johanna Carl, nee Hogenmiller.

Died, at her residence at Weingarten, this county, of old age, on Monday morning at 6 o’clock, Mrs. Johanna Carl, consort of Mr. Caspar Carl, at the age of  71 years, 2 months and 15 days.


The deceased enjoyed good health up to the time of the celebration of her golden wedding, which took place in April 1888. From that time her health commenced to fail, until a few months ago she broke her leg and was fastened to her bed of suffering until the angel of death, as a welcome messenger, carried her soul before the throne of justice. The earthy remains found their last resting place in the Weingarten cemetery, after a funeral High mass had been celebrated  for the repose of the soul by Rev. Father Huttler. A large concourse of friends filled the Church and listened with mournful attention to the priest, depicting his words of cheer the calling, life and death of a Christian mother. Mrs. Carl belonged to one of the oldest and most respected German families in this county. Her parents together with three other families, Grieshaber, Gegg, and Faller landed in New York as early as 1834. The Hogenmiller’s first settled in New Jersey and came to Missouri in 1837; settling in this county in 1838, where her two brothers, Major and teacher Hogenmiller and Mrs. David Vaeth, her sister, are known as some of the best members of our German settlement. The Major being intimately identified with the finance of the Weingarten church, and the teacher having been a successful pedagogue for the last forty years. In 1838 the deceased was united in matrimony to Mr. Caspar Carl and followed her husband to New Orleans, returning to this County together in 1810; they settled at the place where she died and where she became the hapy mother of 13 children of whom eight were left to rejoice with her on the occasion of her golden wedding and to mourn with their aged father on the occasion of her departing from this world.  During her long illness, Mrs. Carl suffered with great patience submitting willingly to the directions of the doctor, but above all, submitting her will to the will of God, whose fatherly hand she had been taught to kiss the pleasure and in pain. All that could be done to alleviate her suffering was done by her husband and children,  assisted by her brothers, neighbors and, in fact, by the whole parish, who were ready to anticipate all her wants by day and by night.


Mr. Robert Horton--Aged 75 years, 10 months, 11 days.

Died, on Saturday, March 2nd, at 6:30 A. M. Mr. Robert Horton, Sen, aged 75 years, 10 months, 11 days.


Deceased was born in Virginia in 1813 and immigrated to Tennessee at an early age. He was married to Miss Zerena Pitt, in the year 1826. Mr. Horton was the father on nine children, six girls and three boys, and of this number only three survive to mourn the loss of their dear father. He was buried in the Mackley grave yard by the side of his wife who died ten years ago. Mr. Horton came to Missouri in 1860 and located on the Jonca and went to farming. He was a prosperous and hard working many and lived an upright and honest life, respected and loved by all who knew him.


Fair Play--March 23, 1889-

John J. Moore, an old and wealthy citizen of Cape Girardeau died in that city on Tuesday, March 12th, at the ripe age of 86 years. Mr. Moore was a native of Cork, Ireland and has been a resident of Cape Girardeau since 1854.


While a young woman named Rector, of this county, was riding from her home to the house of a neighbor on Wednesday, March 13th, she fell from her horse and was carried into the nearest house where she died in the course of three hours. Dr. Newman was sent for and after making an examination, announced that she died of strychnine poison.


The ten year old son of George Baker, who lives near Knob Lick met with probably a fatal accident last week. The father and the son were riding on a load of hay when the mules became frightened and ran away, throwing both of them off of the wagon. The wheels passed over the chest and bowels of the boy and so badly injured him that it is feared  he cannot recover.


Born, to the wife of Mr. Frank Beauchamp, on Wednesday, March 20th, a son.


Mr. Henry Fallert, treasurer of Zell Alliance, No. 489, has resigned, and Mr. Charles Fallert was elected in his place.  Mr. Henry Fallert has gone to Washington Territory to find a new home, but I think he will soon say “There is no place like home.”



Fair Play--March 30, 1889-

Ex-Senator John F. Bush, of Farmington, died at the City Hospital in St. Louis, on Friday, March 15th.


A Young Girl’s Sad End.

Bonne Terre, Mo.,, March 23--A girl of 14 years named Highly fatally shot herself here about 7 o’clock this evening. The girl was alone in her room and when found by the family was insensible and died in a few moments. It is not know whether it was an accident or suicide.


Miss Birdie Gale, a sprightly lady of Cape Girardeau, celebrated her 91st birthday last week. She is undoubtedly the oldest maiden lady in the state.


Mr. George N. Wilder left Ste. Genevieve last Sunday night to seek his fortune in the “Wild West.: He intends to go to New Mexico and if he likes the country will remain there. We wish him success.


Mr. Noah Cozzens, of near Libertyville visited Ste. Genevieve Wednesday. He informs us that his brother Ed, is in St. Louis under medical treatment and is very ill with a disease of the lungs. We are sorry to hear of his illness and hope he will soon recover.


Married, at Hillsboro, Mo., on Saturday, March 23, 1889, Mr. Frank Ernst, son of Mr. Joseph Ernst, of this city, and Miss Bertie L. Valle, daughter of Mr. L. Bert Valle, of this city Mr. Charles S. Booth, officiating.


A Cowardly Act.


Last Wednesday morning between the hours of twelve and one o’clock, Mr. George Sexauer, proprietor of the saloon on the corner of Market Street, was shot at by some unknown person in the street. Mr. Sexauer had closed his saloon some time before and had just finished writing a letter. he went to his money drawer and was getting a stamp when the shot was fired. The ball passed through the glass in the door facing West, and shattered one of the large mirrors behind the bar, barely missing Mr. Sexauer’s head. As yet, no clue has been found to the would-be murderer but the city should spare no pains to bring him to justice.


Born, to the wife of Mr. Henry Jokerst, of this city, on Tuesday, March 26, a son.


Born, to the wife of Mr. John Schmalle, jr. of this city, on Monday March 25, a son.


Fair Play--April 6, 1889

A Boy’s Horrible Fate.

A distressing accident befell Clyde, the seven year old son  of Cap Whitsell, at East Prairie last Tuesday, by which the little fellow lost his life.


On that morning Mrs. Whitsell was making soap. A kettle of lye in the yard was on the point of boiling, when she stepped into the house leaving her two children playing near the kettle. Though she was absent but a moment upon her return to the spot she made the  horrifying discovery that Clyde had fallen into the lye head first. He was removed to the house immediately and Dr. Chapman was summoned.  Afterwards Dr. Roe of this city was sent for by telegraph. both physicians did all in their power to relieve the boy and save his life, but he died about two hours after Dr. Rowe’s arrival, or probably four or five hours after receiving his injuries. the flesh was badly burned from neck to knees, the skin falling off immediately after his rescue and his suffering was intense until death relieved him.


It is supposed that the boy, who was playing with marbles, ran backward without noticing the presence of the cauldron of lye and striking it, was thrown into it.


The parents were almost crazed with grief and have the sympathy of all who know them, in their bereavement.


Dolly Davis, a negro living near New Madrid, died recently aged 127 years.


Married:--At the residence of Mrs. Charles Lalumendiere in this city, on Tuesday the 2nd inst., Miss Memie Thomure to Mr. Anthony Scherer, Rev. C. Van Tourenhout officiating. The bridge and groom will please accept our thanks for the cake presented to this office.


Born:-- On Sunday, the 31st ult., to the wife of Mr. Edward A. Rozier, a son.


Died, at Moberly, Mo., after an illness of three years, on March 28, 1889 Alice Whelan, daughter of D. O. and Elizabeth Whelan, aged 10 years, 2 months and 14 days. May her soul rest in peace.




On last Sunday, near Libertyville, to the wife of Hugh Keith, a girl,

On Monday, to Mrs. Laura Newhouse, a girl.

On Monday, at Skatterville, to the wife of Logan McCarver, a girl.


Fair Play--April 13. 1889

Frank Phillips, a young man living near New Madrid, was accidentally killed by the discharging of his gun while out duck hunting last week.


In the case of the sudden death of the young Miss Rector, of St. Genevieve county which was mentioned in the Democrat on March 21, it is now reported that there are ugly rumors concerning the manner of her death and that marks of violence were found upon her person, and blood upon her clothing. How much of this is mere rumor and how much is well founded remains to be demonstrated. Farmington Democrat.


The sheriff on Bollinger county brought Monroe Lasater and Amanda Lasater, his wife, to Jackson on Monday last and lodged them in jail. The woman is charged with murder, and her husband as accessory. The following are the particulars: The husband recently became a religious lunatic, claiming to have received from God the command to preach, but first to offer his 14 month old child as a sacrifice. He made his wife strangle the infant, claiming that the Almighty had promised to resurrect the child on the third day.  When Lasater was arrested he had been carrying the dead infant in his arms for two days.


The following marriage licenses were issued by Circuit Clerk Guignon this week:


Mr. Anton Stuppy and Mrs. Theresa Kohm.

Mr. Joseph Koller and Miss Theresa M. Bieser, all of this county.


Fair Play--April 20, 1889

Stephen Streiler, whose wife was buried on Wednesday, reports that he was robbed that night of $1,340.00. He kept his money secreted in the wheat in his granery, but it seems that somebody was posted as to where Streiler kept his wealth and made good use of his knowledge. It is reported that Streiler’s watch dog was poisoned about a week before the robbery, which is supposed to have been done by the man or men who stole the money, as the dog might have been in the way or made trouble when the robbery was attempted. If it was sure enough robbery there is no clue to the thieves, and little prospect of detecting them or recovering the money.  The loss of that amount will not inconvenience Streiler much, as he is tolerably well fixed, having at least $20,000 interest besides his real estate. --Perryville Chronicle.


Charley Tronson, a widower of 74 years, will lead a buxom widow of 45 years, Mrs. Emily Williams, to the alter, at the Belgium church in Bois Brule, on the 30th of April. Owing to the popularity of the groom and the fact that he is of that age that makes marriage an event somewhat out of the usual order of things, the wedding will be celebrated with unusual pomp and display. There will be on hand to give brilliancy to the occasion 30 men dressed in uniforms as follows:  1 corporal dressed in flowered calico, 2 captains with black coats, red breeches with white stripes and blue caps, 27 men with white breeches, black stripes and blue caps.  The procession will form at the church, after the ceremony headed by the bridal party in a wagon drawn by 4 horses and the uniformed men will follow the wagon and perform military evolutions and will march to the house of  welcome kept by Steyne and Bishop at Meridith’s grove. Each member of the party will pledge the happiness of the bridal couple in a glass of sparkling ale, thrice repeated. The party will then repair to Henry Mattingly’s residence on the Cox place, where the jollification will be continued. A splendid meal will be served and numerous kegs of beer will be tapped. This royal entertainment is given by friends of the couple. The old folks furnish the edibles and the young folks furnish the liquid refreshments. The entertainment will wind up  with a grand ball. Perryville Sun.


Born, to the wife of Mr. Ed. Miller of this city, on Thursday, April 11th, a girl.


Two new street lamps have been placed in front of the Catholic Church of this city this week.


Mrs. S. Detchemendy had the misfortune to fall and break her leg just below the knee, while getting a bucket of water on Monday of this week.


Fire at St. Mary.

Our sister city, St. Mary, was the scene of a destructive fire on Friday 12 inst. At 10 o’clock A. M. on that day, the building owned by Mr. William Van Winkel and occupied by Jr. Jules Haslinger was discovered to be on fire, and although every effort was made to save the building , it was burned to the ground. For a while it was thought that the adjacent property owned by Messrs Leon Bogy, Jeff Moore, F. Kippenberg and Mrs. Jennie Lawton would be destroyed but they were saved from the flames by the prompt action of the St. Mary Bucket Brigade and hard work of the citizens.


Mr. Haslinger saved all his personal effects excepting a few small articles but the building valued at $700, is a total loss there being no insurance on same.


Fair Play--April 27, 1889

A horrible and fatal accident occurred at Frank Wideman’s on Big River, last week. Mrs. W. was washing, when her smallest child came too near the fire, and its clothes were aflame.  It received such wounds that it died shortly, afterwards--Jefferson Democrat.


Obituary.  Mr. Antoine Blais--Aged 79 years, 7 months and 23 days.

Died, at his residence in Prairie du Rocher, Ills., of general debility, on April 19th, at 6:00 o’clock P. M. Mr. Antoine Blais, aged 79 years 7 months and 23 days.


Deceased was born in Prairie du Rocher August 27th, 1809. At the age of 17 years he came to Ste. Genevieve where he learned the trade of Blacksmith and two years afterwards he went to St. Louis and worked at his trade. In 1849 he went to California returning in 1857, and it was then that he entered upon his mercantile career.


Mr. Blais was favorably known as a business man of reliability and enterprise, and for the past thirty years was recognized as Prairie du Rocher’s leading merchant. He commenced his career without a dollar and his accumulations have been the result solely of his individual efforts.


He was buried from the Catholic Church of Prairie du Rocher, of which he was a member, on Sunday, April 21st, a large concourse of mourning relatives and friends following his remains to their last resting place. R.I.P.


Died, Enoch F. McCarty, at Cape Girardeau, Mo., of typhoid fever, aged 24 years, 9 months and 2 days. He was attending Normal School and took sick with the measles, but had nearly recovered when he had a relapse last Monday and died, notwithstanding the skillful attention of his physician. He was born in Ste. Genevieve county, where he successfully taught school last winter. While attending school he proved himself to be a faithful student, with bright prospects, high aspirations and was highly respected by his teachers and fellow school-mates. He is the son of Mr. B. N. McCarty, one of the most prosperous farmers on the Plattin Creek.

His remains were taken back home to be interred in the Charter Cemetery in Jefferson County.


He leaves a father, mother, three brothers and four sisters to mourn his untimely death.

His parents have our deepest sympathy, for we realize how hard it is for a kind and loving mother to loose a dear son.


Mr. Louis Naumann purchased the property of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Albert which was sold at Administrator’s sale last Tuesday.


Mr. Richard H. Wyman, of Chicago, last Tuesday purchased the Staabtown Marble Quarry which was sold at Administrators sale on that day. The price paid was $1,800. We are not informed whether Mr. Wyman will run the quarry or not.


Fair Play--May 4, 1889

Born, to the wife of Mr. William J. Boyer, of Bloomsdale, on Wednesday, May 1st, a son.



Died, at Doe Run, Mo., on Friday, April 19th, Mr. Owen Perry, aged 53 years. Mr. Perry was working in the mines and had the misfortune to fall through a shaft, a distance of 50 feet, breaking his neck and killing him instantly. He was a member of the Baptist church and was buried at the Coffman grave yard. May his soul rest in peace.




Born, to the wife of Theodore Stole, a son.  Theodore is as proud as a hen with her first brood of chickens.


Married, on Tuesday, April 23, Mr. Francis A. Rigdon to  Miss Emma S. Griffard, Rev. Father Schulte officiating. Many valuable presents were given to them by their friends.


Fair Play--May 11, 1889

Death of Mrs. Felix Provenchere.

Mrs. Felix A. Provenchere, 22 years of age, died at her residence, 1358 Glasgow avenue, last Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, after a short illness.  About two weeks ago she caught a slight cold and at that time it was not considered serious, but several days later it resulted in a severe attack of typhoid fever.  Drs. Papin and Quarles did all in their power to save her, but their efforts were of no avail and she passed away Sunday, with her nearest relatives at her bedside.


The deceased before her marriage was a Miss Zoe Papin, and a member of the well known Papin family of this city. About a year and a half ago she married Mr. Felix A. Provenchere, and the fruit of that union is a baby girl born three months ago. She was always a ready and cheerful contributor to any charitable cause. The funeral will take place at 10 o’clock this morning from the residence on Glasgow avenue, to St. Bridget’s Church, Jefferson avenue and Carr street, thence to Calvary Cemetery. The pallbearers will be three brothers of the deceased and three of her husband, as follows:  P. W. Provenchere, Fred E. Provenchere, F. B. Provenchere, John M. Papin, Richard K. Papin and Peter Papin. St. Louis Republic.


Marriage licenses issued this week--May 6th, Mr. H. R. Boyer, of Jefferson County and Miss Philomene Boyer of Bloomsdale.  May 8th, Mr. Joseph Buehler of Ste. Genevieve, and Miss Mina Schrader, of Perryville.



Our city was the scene of three weddings this week. On Tuesday, May 7th, Miss Helena Klein was united in the hold bonds of matrimony with Mr. Conrad Meyer at the Catholic Church in this city, Rev. Father Van Tourrenhout officiating at the ceremony.


On the same day Miss Clara Jokerst was married to Mr. John Schwent, of Zell, at the Catholic Church by Rev. Father Van Tourrenhout. After the marriage ceremony a fine dinner was given at the residence of the brides in this city to the invited guests.


On Wednesday, May 8th, Miss Mina Schrader, of Perryville, was married to Mr. Joseph Buehler of this city, by Rev. Father Weiss at the Catholic Church. Mr. Buehler and his young bride departed for St. Louis on the Crystal City Wednesday evening on their wedding tour.


Fair Play--May 18, 1889


Mrs. Chevalliet, an old lady of Mine La Matte, died last week, aged eighty years.


Last Saturday evening as Mr. H. B. Pease was returning home in a buggy with his niece, whom he had been to DeLassus to meet, and when near the old toll gate east of Farmington, his team became frightened and ran away. The lines broke and Mr. Pease fell out of the buggy, spraining one of his ankles badly. The young lady remained in the buggy until it was overturned, and fortunately escaped serious injury, receiving only a few scratches and bruises. The horses ran up against a wagon loaded with brick, and one of them, a fine animal which Mr. Pease had recently bought, struck her breast against the wagon and was instantly killed.


A very pleasant surprise party was given to Miss Annie Seitz thursday evening on the occasion of her sixteenth birthday. The Juvenile String Band was present and rendered some of their excellent music.



Died, at the residence of Mr. T. B. Chandler, of St. Francois county, Mo., May 4th, 1889, after a short illness, Mrs. Priscilla Mackley, aged 63 years, 1 month and 22 days. She united with the Free Will Baptist Church in 1859 and has lived in a Christian life up to the time of her death. She leaves two sons and a daughter to mourn her loss, who have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement, and may they so live that when their blessed Saviour calls them, they will be prepared to meet their dear mother in Heaven where parting will be no more. Her remains were interred at the Babb Cemetery on Sunday, May 5th.


Fair Play--June 1, 1889

Married, On Tuesday, May 28, 1889, Mr. Charles Nicholas Rimboch, of Minnith, to Mrs. Elisabeth McFarland, of Coffman, this county, by the Rev. James Cleveland.


Mr. Bernhard Eisenbeis, a nephew of Mr. Valentine Seitz, arrived here from Baden, Germany, on Tuesday May 22, and is visiting the family of Mr. Seitz.


Fair Play--June 8, 1889

Married, On Wednesday, June 5th, at the residence of the bride’s parents in St. Louis, Mr. Victor C. Roessel to Miss Hedwing Opfeuring.

Married, on Wednesday, June 5th, in this city by ‘Squire F. A. Roy, Mr. George Kintz to Mrs. Agnes Reily, both of Kaskaskia, Randolph county, Ills.



Died, In this city on Saturday June 1st, of consumption, Mr. Alexis Hazel, aged 44 years. Deceased was born on May 22nd, 1845. In 1866 he ws married to Mis Sophia Siebert, who died four years ago. Of this union ten children were born, six of whom are dead. He leaves four children, Mary, Romine, Katie and Gussie to mourn his untimely loss. Mr. Hazel was a member of the J. Felix St. James Post No. 226 G. A. R. of this city. He was buried at the Valle Spring Catholic Cemetery on Monday at 9 o’clock, Rev. Father Van Tourrenhout officiating at the last ceremonies. The members of the G. A. R.. marched in a body to the grave yard.


Mrs. H. C. Ziegler, Miss Marie Vorst and Mr. Joseph Vorst attended the marriage of Miss Hedwig E. Opfenring to Mr. Victor L. Roessel, at St. Louis last Wednesday.


St. Mary Items.

Mr. Henry Otto died suddenly Tuesday morning.


The marriage of Mr. Henry Kohm to Mis Mena Buckler will take place on Tuesday next at 5 o’clock P. M.


Fair Play--June 15, 1889


One of the leading society events of the year, in this county, took place at St. Mary, June 11th, 1889. It as the marriage of Miss Mena Buehler to Mr. Henry Kohm. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Catherine Winters, and a half sister of Mr. M. W. Hoffman.  The groom is a son of Mr. Frank Kohm, a respected and influential farmer of Ste. Genevieve. Miss Louise Buehler, sister of the bridge, officiated as bridesmaid, and the groom was assisted by Mr. H. G. Roseman.

The marriage took place at the Catholic Church, at 5 P. M., Rev. Father Wynne officiating. The church was crowded with friends and relatives of bride and groom.  Rev. Father Wynne dwelt on the importance of the step,the couple were about to take, before performing the ceremony; after performing the ceremony he told the happy young couple of their duties to one another and to their Church.


After the ceremony, the immediate relatives of the couple repaired to the residence of the bride’s mother, and partook of a sumptuous supper.


About 8:30 P. M., the bridal party wended their way to the Difani Hall where a large party of friends awaited the arrival of the couple to open the ball given in honor of the occasion.  (Transcriber’s note: a list of presents were included in the article but not listed here).



Died, at her home in this city, on Saturday, June 8th, 1889, of heart disease, Mrs. Celeste Thomure, aged 91 years, 4 months and 14 days.


Mrs. Thomure, whose maiden name was Boyer, was born in this city on January 25th, 1798, and was our oldest inhabitant. Her father was a native of France. When quite young she was married to Mr. Joseph Thomure, who died ten years ago at the old age of eighty-six years.  Mrs. Thomure had twelve children, six boys and six girls. Of these, seven are living, three girls and four boys.  They are all married with the exception of one, and three of her children are living in our city, two on the Saline, one at the Pinery, and one at Bonne Terre, in St. Francois county. Her grand children number about 125.


Mrs. Thomure’s health, during her long life was almost perfect, as she was never sick but once before her last illness, and then only slightly, never having been visited by rheumatism or any of the other common ailments of humanity even in her old age.  She was a devout believer in the Catholic Church and, in her last hours, received all the consolations of religion.  Although over 91 years of age, she, as late as this year, attended to her Easter duties at the Church.


Her remains were interred on Sunday afternoon in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery, Rev. Father Weiss officiating at the last ceremonies. A large concourse of mourning friends and relatives followed her body to its last resting place.


Mr. Frank Boyd and Miss Nora Heberlie, of Avon were married at the River Aux vase Church, on Monday, 3rd inst. We wish them a most happy and prosperous life.


Mr. Nich. Rimboch, of Minnith, and  Mrs. Elizabeth McFarland, of this place, were married one day last week, Eld. James Cleveland officiating.


Mrs. Joe Boyd was thrown from her horse last Sunday and had her arm broken near the wrist. Dr. Newman, being absent from home, DR. Ruttledge, of Libertyville, was summoned, who set the arm and we are glad to say Mrs. Boyd is getting along very well.


The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. G. O. Nations fell into the fire one day last week and was badly burned on the head and face.


Fair Play--June 22, 1889

On Saturday, July 13th, Mrs. Juliet Thomure of Bloomsdale, will sell her personal property at Public Sale.


Fair Play--June 29, 1889

Hymeneal.  Shaw--Andre.

Mr. John W. Shaw, our gentlemanly sewing machine agent, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony last Thursday evening with Mrs. Julia Andre. The marriage took place at 7 o’clock P. M., at the residence of the bride, Rev. Father Weiss, officiating.  Miss Mary Andre, daughter of the bride, officiated as bridesmaid and the groom was assisted by Mr. Henry Knamm. After the ceremony a sumptuous supper was partaken of by the many invited guests. The Fair Play wishes Mr. Shaw and his bride a long life of peace and prosperity. The wedding presents were both numerous and handsome.  (transcriber’s note-a list of presents were reported but not transcribed here)


The Herald printing office was moved his week into the old Bisch store above the post-office.


Mr. Andrew Siebert, who has been clerking for Mr. J. L. Boverie for nearly a year, leaves to day  for his home in New Breman, where he will soon start in the mercantile business for himself. We wish him luck in his new enterprise.


St. Mary.

Born: To the wife of Mr. William Camros, on June 22nd, a girl.


Fair Play--July 6, 1889


On Tuesday evening last Mr. Henry Luecke was married to Miss Emma Deffner at the Lutheran Church in this city, Rev. J. A. F. W. Mueller, of Chester, Ill., performing the ceremony. Misses E. Luecke and T. Deffner acted as bridesmaids and Messrs. Emile Deffner and  Louis Luecke were the groomsmen. After the ceremony a reception was held at the hone of the bride, after which the invited guests went to the Meyer Hotel and partook of the fine supper which had been prepared for them.  Many valuable presents and beautiful bouquets were received by the bridal couple. Following is a list of the guests who attended the wedding from St. Louis:  Mrs. W. Luecke mother of the groom, Mrs. L. Kuntz, Miss Emma Luecke and Mr. Otto Luecke. Guests from Millstadt: Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Deffner and child, and Misses M. and E. Jung. Guests from Red Bud: Rev. F. Schaller, Miss Hannah Schaller and Mr. Paul Schaller.

Died, on Monday, July 2nd, of summer complaint, Julian J. Schweiss, aged 11 month.


Marmaduke’s Turtle.

Marble Hill, Mo.--June 16.--On the 23th inst., while Randolph James and his harvesters were cutting wheat on his farm near Bollinger Mills in the southern part of tis county, they found a laud terrapin, on the underside of which was cut in plain letters, “Gen. Marmaduke, C. S. A., 1863.”  The spot where the terrapin was found is one mile from the place where Gen. Marmaduke and his men camped for three days in 1863. Spurs, bridle bits and other like articles have been ploughed up on the old camp ground. The letters on the terrapin showed wear; they had been cut for a long time.


Fair Play--July 13, 1889

Willie McMullin had an experience last Friday, which will be a lesson to him, and we publish the facts as a warning to other, that they can not be too careful in handling firearms, but should always treat them as loaded and ready to fire. While riding along in a buggy he attempted to draw a couple of guns towards him, muzzle first, when one of them fired, the muzzle being right at his ear and the load knocking his hat off.  Besides the loss of the hat, the only bad result felt was a ringing sensation in his ear for some hours, but an inch closer would have killed him.


The little five-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Burnley, who live in Shetley’s Creek, fell into a well and was drowned last Saturday. The little girl went to the well presumably to draw some water and stepping on a plank, which was rotten, broke through and fell a distance of 20 feet before striking the water, which is 16 feet deep.  The mother was attracted to the well by the screams and attempted to rescue the child by letting down the well bucket but the little girl was too far gone to grasp its only opportunity to escape from a watery grave. Mr. Burnley was not at home at the time but came shortly after and was so completely prostrated with grief that it required the efforts of friends to keep him from jumping in the well. Mr. and Mrs. Burnley have the sympathies of the entire community in their sad bereavement.  Fredericktown Plaindealer.


John Weiss, the father of the girl Anna Weiss who was recently murdered in St. Louis, formerly resided in this county near Uniontown. In September 1859 his wife was murdered and the circumstances pointing to the husband as the murdered he was indicted by the Grand Jury and tried at the following April term and found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to three years in the penintentiary.  The case was appealed to the Supreme court of the State by the defendants attorneys J. W. Noell and T. E. Noell but the judgment of the court below was affirmed. The defendant we understand was pardoned by the governor before his time expired and settling down in Jefferson City was married to a second wife and the murdered girl Anna Weiss, was a child of this second marriage. John Weiss is a stone mason and has been a good citizen of the state’s Capital.


Married-- At the residence of the bride’s parents, July 3, 1886, George Anderson and Mamie Davidson, Rev. Culley officiating. A long and happy life is the wish of the Ledger.


John N. Dyer, who has been in charge of the Mercantile Library of St. Louis, for twenty-seven years, died at his home in Pevely, Mo., on Wednesday, 3rd inst.


On Saturday, June 30th, while a Mr. Blacke, residing at Richwoods, in Washington county, was engaged in cleaning out a smoke-house, he was the lucky finder of $500 in gold which had been placed there by some unknown person.



A horrible accident, which resulted in the death of William Obermueller, occured in our city last Monday morning. Mr. Obermueller, with another man was riding on the engine of a steam tresher and in going over a new road the engine tipped as it it was going to turn over  and the men became frightened and jumped off. In jumping off Mr. Obermueller’s clothes got entangled and he was thrown under the engine, the second wheel of which passed over his body. Mr. Obermueller was taken to his home at once and a doctor sent for who pronounced his injuries dangerous. He lingered all day Monday and that night and died Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock.


Deceased was a young man only 18 years of age, and was liked by all who knew him. His remains were buried on Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring, Rev. Father Van Tourrenhout officiating at the last ceremonies.  A large concourse of mourning relatives and friends followed his remains to the last resting place.


Mr. Charles Weiss, of this city was hauling hay on Monday last and had a young team of mules hitched to his wagon. The team became frightened and attempted to run away.  Mr. Weiss got off of the wagon and was standing near the side of one of the mules when it jumped up and fell on him.  A son of Mr. Weiss pulled him from under the mule, and he was taken to his home and medical aid sent for. His injuries, though painful are not dangerous.


Died, on Friday morning July 12th, 1889, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Samson.

Died, on Thursday, July 11, 1889, Mrs. Emile Boilott, aged 27 years. Mrs. Boilatt was the daughter of Mr. Anton Samson. (transcriber’s note. the name Boilott was spelled with both an “o” and “a”)


Death of Mr. Tomas Baumstark.

Died, at Perryville, Monday, July 8th, 1889, Mr. Thomas Baumstark, aged 17 years.  Mr. Baumstark was a brother of Mr. William Baumstark, of this city, the proprietor of Meyer’s Hotel. Deceased was born at Oberwier, Baden, Germany, and came to this county about one year ago. He was sick but one week. HIs remains were buried in the Catholic cemetery at Perrryville on Tuesday.


Died, at Knoble, Clay county, Ark., on Tuesday, July 9th, 1889, of inflammation of bowels, Clara E. wife of Firmin B. Clifton, aged 24 years, 11 months, and 17 days. Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alva Culver of this city.



Died, at Silver City, N. M., on July 3rd, 1889, Felix R., oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. V. R. Allen, of Mine La Motte, Mo., aged 27 years. The deceased was born in Ste. Genevieve, November 26, 1861, and moved to Mine La Motte Mo., with his parents where he resided until about seven years ago, when he left for New Mexico where with ambitious nature and tireless energy he worked from year to year until about three weeks ago, while at work in the Astic Mines at Pinos Altos, a heavy rock fell 20 feet striking him on the back and completely paralyzing him from the hips down. He was taken to the hospital at Silver City where he received the best medical attendance. He rallied for a while and seemed on a fair road to recovery though his condition was considered critical.  About a week before his death he wrote to his sister and this letter gave fresh courage to his relatives, who were more than ever sanguine of his recovery, but the end was near and he rapidly grew worse, until Wednesday morning, July 3rd when death claimed him as its victim. He died with the consolation of having received the last sacraments of the Catholic Church. His sister, Mrs. R. A. Nickle, of Kingston, N. M., was summoned to his bedside and was with him when he breathed his last. His relatives are deeply grieved at not having been able to bring his body home, the hot weather making it impossible. He was interred in the Catholic cemetry at Silver City. The deceased leaves six sisters and one brother, who are:  Nina, Clara and Grace, of Mine La Motte, Mrs. Chas. F. Roy, of Ste. Genevieve, Mrs. R. A. Nicke, Kingston N. M., Mrs. J. W. Collier, of DeSoto, and Edward J. now of Jonesboro, Ark. The entire community condole with the family in their sore affliction.


Fair Play--July 20, 1889

Died, on Thursday, July 18th, infant child of Mr. Emile Bouilott.

Born, to the wife of Mr. William Baumstark, of this city, on Thursday, July 18th, a daughter.


George Wilder returned from Silver City, New Mexico, last Tuesday night. George left Ste. Genevieve about four months ago and during that time has travelled over much of the western country. He will leave tomorrow for Crystal City to accept a position offered him in the Company’s store of that place.


Fair Play--July 27, 1889

A woman horse thief by the name of Sis Woodard was captured in Ripley county recently.



Died, on Saturday, July 20th, 1889, of consumption, at the residence of his father in this city, Mr. Nicholas Grieshaber, aged 23 years, 5 months and 12 days.


Deceased was born in Ste. Genevieve on the 8th day of February, 1866, and was the fourth son of Mr. Killian Grieshaber. He took sick last fall and was confined to his room up to the time of his death. He was buried on Sunday at 5 o’clock P. M. at the Valle Spring cemetery by Rev. Father Van Tourrenhout.  His family have the sympathy of the whole community in their sad loss.


Fair Play--August 3, 1889

Poor Grandma!

Poplar Bluff, Mo., 27.- Grandma” Warren, aged about 60 years, was returning home this afternoon with a pail of blackberries she had been gathering in the suburbs and when crossing the switch yard of the Iron Mountain she was struck by some detached card that had been kicked into a siding by a switch engine and her head severed from her body.--Post Dispatch.


Born, on Sunday, July 28, 1889, to the wife of Mr. Leon Jokerst, of this city, a son.


Born, on Sunday, July 28, 1889, to the wife of Mr. Columbus Abernathy, of this city, a daughter.


Mr. Gottlieb Rehm has had charge of the Little Gem ferry boat during the illness of the pilot, Mr. Charles Meyers.

Our New Telegraph Line.

The Ste. Genevieve Telegraph Line constructed by Mr. R. B. Brown is completed and ready for business. Wednesday evening about 7 o’clock the first message went over the wire and was addressed to Dubuque, Iowa. Mr. Howey, of Farmington has charge of the line during the absence of Mr. Brown. All that is needed now to make the line pay is the support of the people of Ste. Genevieve and we have no doubt but that it will be given.  When Mr. Brown returns from Tennessee he will begin the erection of the line to St. Mary and Perryville. Success to the new line.


Bloomsdale will soon lose two of its best citizens. Mr. Damas J. Boyer will move to Florissant and Mr. Eloy Drury intends moving to White Sand Depot. Bloomsdale can not well afford to lose such respectable families.


St. Mary.

Mrs. Wm. Richards, who was stricken with paralysis a few weeks ago, died last Friday.


Miss Genevieve Difani, while en route to the picnic at Lithium last Thursday, met with a serious accident which will confine her to her bed for several weeks to come. In passing over a rough road the axle of the buggy broke and Miss Genevieve, in trying to alight, caught her dress in some projection, and the horse becoming frightened ran a short distance dragging her along the ground. In trying to extricate herself from her dangerous position her hair became entangled in the wheel and part of it was torn from the scalp. Fortunately the horse was easily quieted, and Miss Genevieve was carried home in an insensible condition. She is now doing as well as could be expected and we hope for her speedy recovery.


Fair Play--August 10, 1889

Noted Counterfeiters.

Mrs. Gertrude Driggs, wife of Nelson Driggs, the captured counterfeiter of Cincinnati, gave bonds, on the 24th in the sum of $10,000, for her appearance on August 2. Her husband was returned to jail being unable to bond.

The above item of news is taken from the outside pages of the Fair Play. This same Nelson Driggs and wife lived at Ste. Genevieve before and during the war in the stone house now occupied by Mr. Louis Sennerich, and were then suspected of being counterfeiters. Acting under orders of the police of St. Louis, Mr. Charles C. Rozier, who was mayor of Ste. Genevieve, searched the house of Nelson Driggs, but found nothing that would lead to the guilt of the parties. From here they moved to St. Louis and then to Cincinnati. Mr. Guthrie, father of Mrs. Nelson Driggs, was Judge of the County Court in 1865, having been appointed to that office by Governor Thos. Fletcher.

Fair Play--August 17, 1889

Henry Kollmeyer, an old citizen of Farmington, aged 79 years and 8 months died last week.


We are sorry to learn that our young friend, Eugene J. Carssow, lost his office fixtures and law books in the late fire at Spokane Falls, Wash.


Mr. Jordan W. Berry, son of Mr. Hiram (difficult to read) Berry, died of consumption at his home in the Cotton Woods last Saturday.


Fair Play--August 24, 1889

Railroad Matters.

Good Prospect Ahead. From Mr. Ferd Moser, our well known manufacturer of lime, we have learned that the building of the new railroad in Illinois from Sparta to Ste. Genevieve is by no means the improbability that it is generally believed to be. Mr. Moser paid a business visit last week to Sparta and other cities in Illinois where he sells lime and, while in Sparta, had an interview with one of the managers of the Centralia and Ste. Genevieve railroad. This official assured Mr. Moser that it is a settled arrangement that the road will ultimately be built to Ste. Genevieve, and that, in reality the work of construction from Sparta to Ste. Genevieve will be commenced in the course of a few weeks. To convince Mr. Moser, who was skeptic on the subject, he laid before him the plans and maps of the projected extension, which plainly demonstrate the intention of the builders to reach Ste. Genevieve and make it the connecting link of the road between Missouri and Illinois.


A lack of funds has retarded the construction thus far. That portion connecting Centralia and Sparta is well under way, and will soon be finished. According to the statements of this official, the object of building the road to Ste. Genevieve is to get at our celebrated white lime and limestone and to push finally to the Iron Mountain and obtain iron for use in the foundries and factories of Sparta.  (article continues, not transcribed in full).  Our people, also, should imitate the Spartan energy of the inhabitants of our sister city in Illinois and actively assist every railroad movement that may give them a hope of connection with the great markets of our country, and redeem Ste. Genevieve from the odium of being one hundred years behind the times in the march of progress. As matters now stand Ste. Genevieve is little better than a sleepy eighteenth century Rip Van Winkle in the midst of the hum and bustle of the last quarter of the wide awake nineteenth century. Let us all shake off this deadly lethargy and our city will soon assume its proper position as a thriving and wealthy emporium of commerce.


Born, to the wife of Mr. Francis L. Jokerst, of this city, on Tuesday, August 20th, 1889, a daughter.


The following marriage license was issued this week:  Mr. Peter Corn and Miss Emily Edwards, of Coffman.


Married, in St. Louis, on Saturday, August 17th, 1889, Mr. James H. Baughn, of Virginia, to Mrs. Annie St. J. Jones, of Ste. Genevieve, Mo.


Fair Play--August 31, 1889

Death of Henry Shaw the St. Louis Philanthropist.

St. Louis, Aug. 26. Henry Shaw, the philanthropist is dead, having passed peacefully away at 3:25 yesterday morning. (not fully transcribed)


Mr. George Lalumendiere and Katie Boyer will be married in this city next Wednesday morning at 8 o’clock.


Married, on Wednesday, August 28, at 6:30 P. M. by Squire F. A. Roy, at the residence of the bride’s parents, near Little Rock, Mr. William Bell and Miss Helen Thomure, both of this city. Misses Flora Bell and Estella and Amanda Thomure acted as bridesmaids and Messrs. James  Berry, Martin Thomure and Henry Bequette were the groomsmen. After the marriage ceremony the invited guests were treated to a fine supper and a dance, which lasted until early in the morning. The newly married couple have the best wishes of the Fair Play in their journey through life. (a list of wedding presents was not transcribed)


Mr. Joseph Vorst has secured the contract for hauling marble from the Staabtown Marble Quarry to Little Rock Landing and has kept several teams busy this week. The marble will be shipped to Chicago, Ills.


Licensed to Wed.


The following marriage licenses have been issued by Recorder Jules B. Guignon since our last number:


Eberhard Lottes and Fannie Bandendiste, of St. Mary.

William Bell and Helen Thomure, of Ste. Genevieve.

Lawrence P. Carron and Philomena M. LaRose, of Bloomsdale.

Florian Klein, of Ste. Genevieve, and Annie Jarret, of River aux Vases.

Anthony Vogt and Veronica Stoll, of River aux Vases.


Fair Play--September 7, 1889

On Sunday, August 25th, St. Louis lost one of its most useful and public spirited citizens, Mr. Henry Shaw, who died at the advanced age of 89 years, leaving the world richer through his long career of devotion to the virtues of economy, philanthropy and love of art and science. Such men constitute the true wealth of the community which has the good fortune to possess the, and their deaths are irreparable blows to its welfare.


Miss Alice Cole, a 17-year old girl of Chester, Ill., who suddenly disappeared from her home, has been found and returned to her father, Mr. C. B. Cole, a prominent banker and miller of Chester. Miss Cole quarreled with her stepmother and crossed the ferry to the Missouri side on Wednesday afternoon, 28th ult., walked to St. Mary and boarded the Crystal City for St. Louis. The young lady sought employment as a servant in St. Louis but was finally discovered and taken home by  her father.


Nuptial Ceremony.


A society event of more than usual interest to the young folks of our city--the wedding of Prof. George Lalumondiere and Miss Katie Boyer--was consummated on Wednesday last, by the union of the happy couple in the holy bonds of matrimony at Ste. Genevieve Church, Rev. F. X. Weiss officiating. The ceremony took place at eight o’clock A. M. during a nuptial  high mass, the sacred edifice being crowded with spectators, almost entirely ladies. The choir rendered sacred selections suitable to the suspicious occasion in its usual agreeable manner. Several bridesmaids and groomsmen waited on the youthful pair, the bridal party being arrayed in the handsomest  apparel.


At the close of the services the newly wedded couple held a reception at the home of the brides parents, Mr. Jules Boyer, on the Plank road, where numerous friends assembled to tender their congratulations and present handsome and substantial gifts as tokens of their good wishes. Prof. Lalumendier and his bride set out in the evening on the boat for St. Louis, their final destination being Booneville, Mo., where Mr. Boyer has been engaged as parochial school teacher and church organist, and where a fully furnished and equipped residence has been provided for them by the church authorities.


The bride is the daughter of the well known and highly esteemed Ste. Genevieve lime manufacturer, Mr. Jules Boyer and is one of our handsomest and most amiable young society ladies. The bridegroom is  the son of Mr. Peter Lalumendiere, a worthy and respected member of our community. He is a gentleman of steady habits, good education and like the chosen partner of his life, a pious, practical Catholic.


Born, on Thursday September 5th, 1889, to the wife of Mr. Henry Huck, of this city, a daughter.


Marriage licenses issued since our last number:  George W. Lalumondiere and Catherine Boyer, of Ste. Genevieve, Gustave Baumann and Theresa Braun, of Ste. Genevieve.


Died:-In Ste. Genevieve, Mo., on Monday, September 2nd, 1889, of pulmonary consumption, Mrs. Mary E. Mitchell, wife of Mr. William Mitchell, of this city.


The deceased was the daughter of the late William Counts, and was born on the 4th of January, 1842. After her marriage she moved to this city where she became a member of the Catholic Church and was baptized on the 19th of August, 1871, being then in the 30th year of her age. Since then she has been a fervent practical Catholic, firm in her faith and devoted to its principles. Through her influence and by her example her husband was induced to follow in her footsteps, and her two remaining children were reared in the faith she loved so well. Peacefully and calmly she went to receive the reward which had been merited by years of patient suffering and resignation. May she rest in peace.


Misses Emma and Louise Boyer of St. Louis, arrived in our city Monday night to attend the marriage of their sister, Miss Katie to Mr. G. W. Lalumondiere.

Robert Lanning, Will Boverie and Theo. Carron, son of Mr. Alex Carron, of Bloomsdale, departed for Cape Girardeau Tuesday night to attend the St. Vincent College in that city.


Fair Play--September 7, 1889

F. J. Bridgers, of Ste. Genevieve county, was married to Miss Fannie Pigg, of St. Francois county, Thursday, by Justice Day. The wedding bore signs of a little escapade, hence the visit to this town. Fredericktown Standard.


Fair Play--September 21, 1889

Died, on Friday, September 20th, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Johnson (colored).


Marriage licenses issued this week:  David Boyer and Cora Casey, of Bloomsdale.

Joseph Vorst and Jennie Biel, of Ste. Genevieve.


Born, on Sunday, September 15th, to the wife of Mr. Peter Wehner, a daughter.


Married, at the Catholic Church in this city on Tuesday, September 17th, 1889, by Rev. Father Tourrenhout, Miss Annie Gettinger and Mr. Anton Reich.

Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents at Bloomsdale, on Tuesday, September 10th, Miss Philomene La Rose and Mr. Lawrence P. Carron, Rev. Father Trumm officiating.


Hymeneal.  Vorst--Biehl.

An event which has been looked forward to with considerable interest in our city for some time and which has been a frequent topic in social circles, took place on Wednesday last at 7 o’clock P. M. by the union in holy wedlock of Miss Jennie Biehl and Mr. Joseph Vorst. The ceremony was performed at the residence of the bride’s father by Rev. Father Weiss, pastor of the Ste. Genevieve Church. Miss Francis Biel, sister of the bride, and Miss Marie Vorst, sister of the groom, acted as bridesmaids. Messrs. John Herter and Henry Okenfuss were the groomsmen.


After the ceremony the company of guests congratulated the newly wedded pair, and adjourned to an adjoining room to partake of cake, ice cream and wine refreshments. The bridecake, presented by the officers of the steamer Crystal City, was truly a work on uncommon art and stood three feet high. It was ornamented with doves and artificial white flowers.


The bride is the accomplished daughter of Mr. Charles H. Biel, one of our most popular merchants.  The bridegroom is a gentleman of irreproachable private and public conduct and is the son of Mrs. Joseph Vorst of this city. He is proprietor of the Southern Hotel Livery and Feed Stable.


Thomas Boyd was gored by a bull last Saturday but fortunately was not seriously hurt.


Mrs. James C. Bloom died Saturday 14th inst. of heart disease. She had been a faithful member of the Christian church for years.


Fair Play--September 28, 1889

William Thenerkauf, of Cape Girardeau died of a paralytic stroke last Friday.



Mr. Frank Grieshaber and Miss Laura Fontan were united in the holy bounds of matrimony last Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock at Ste. Genevieve Catholic Church by Rev. Father C. L. Van Tourrenhout. The church was filled with spectators of the auspicious ceremony.  The bridesmaids were Miss Mary Fontan, sister of the bride and Miss Genevieve Govereau, and the groomsmen were Mesrs. James Berry and Bernard Grieshaber, brother of the groom.  The reception was held at the residence of the bride’s parents. Many valuable and useful presents were received by the happy couple.


The bride, Miss Fontan, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Fontan, and is a very worthy young man.



Died, at his residence at Quarrytown, four miles south of Ste. Genevieve, last Friday evening, September 20th, Mr. John O’Shea, aged fortynine years.


Mr. O’Shea was born in Virginia on June 25th, 1840, and was a stone-cutter by trade. He came to this county about the year of 1870 and was superintendent of the Sandstone Quarry for several years. He served in the army under General Mahone, of Virginia for four years.


Deceased was a good citizen, pleasant neighbor and devoted husband and father. He leaves a wife and four children, three boys and one girl, to mourn the loss of a kind husband and loving father. The family have the sympathy of the whole community in their sad bereavement. The remains were interred in the Catholic Cemetery at Valle Spring on Sunday afternoon, a large concourse of mourning friends and relatives following the body to its last resting place.


Died, at one o’clock A. M. on Saturday, September 14, 1889, Mrs. James C. Bloom, aged 46 years, 9 months and 14 days.

Mrs. Bloom departed this life after an illness of five days. She had a congestive chill and was troubled with heart disease.  Her funeral which was held at eleven o’clock on Sunday was attended by a large number of friends and relatives. She had been a member of the Christian church for twenty two years having been a faithful member until death. She was a woman who was well liked by all who knew her and there are many who are mourning over the los of so good a friend. She leaves a husband and seven children to mourn her loss.


Marriage licenses issued this week: Joseph Boehle and Mrs. Catherine Gegg, of Weingarten.  Frank Grieshaber and Miss Laura Fontan, of Ste. Genevieve.


Fair Play--October 5, 1889


An Interesting Trial.

Quite an interesting trial was held before Probate Judge Bantz in this city on Wednesday morning of this week, in which Mr. William Pittman, of Bonne Terre, was sueing Mrs. Julia Zeiser by write of habeas corpus for possession of his child.  Mrs. Zeiser claimed that the child had been given to her to keep until she died, but Mr. Pittman, on the other hand, said that  he had given her the child to raise until he saw fit to take it himself.  Messrs. C. C. and Edward A. Rozier were attorneys for the defendant and Mr. J. R. Young, of Bonne Terre, represented the plaintiff. Just before the ending of the trial the parties made a compromise whereby Mrs. Zeiser is to keep the child until she dies with the understanding that she is to send the child to visit Mr. Pittman at least twice a year.


Born, to the wife of Mr. Frank J. Huch, of Zell, on September 18th, a son.


Fair Play--October 12, 1889

Obituary.  Mrs. Josephine Kiefer.

Died on Sunday, October 6th, 1889, at 4 o’clock A.M. of paralysis, Mrs. Josephine Kiefer, aged 72 years.


Mrs. Keifer was stricken with paralysis on the 24th of February of this year and was confined to her bed up to the time of her death. She was born in Baden, Germany, and came to Ste. Genevieve 45 years ago with her husband, Mr. Keifer. They lived in New Tennessee settlement for 20 years and then moved on the Telegraph road about four miles from Ste. Genevieve. She was buried on Monday morning at 10 o’clock from the Catholic Church, Rev. Father Van Tourrenhout officiating at the funeral ceremonies.


Mr. Frank Bernard.

Died, on Sunday, October 6, 1889, of consumption, Mr. Frank Bernard, aged 55 years.


The deceased came to this city at the age of 12 years and resided here up to the time of his death. he was a member of the J. Felix St. James Post G. A. R., of this city, and that organization attended his funeral in a body. He was buried on Monday afternoon at two o’clock at the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery, by Rev. Father Van Tourrenhout.


Died, at 3:30 A. M. on Wednesday, October 9th, 1889, on membraneous croup, Mary Catherine Hurst, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Hurst, aged 9 years, 10 months and 18 days.  She had been sick about eleven days. The remains were interred at the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery on Thursday  morning, after a funeral high mass, for the repose of the soul of the deceased, had been celebrated by Rev. Father Van Tourrenhout. Mr. and Mrs. Hurat have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.


Died, on Monday morning at 7 o’clock, October 7, 1889, of membraneous croup, Mary Augustine Crump, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Crump, aged five years.  The remains were buried at the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery on Tuesday morning at nine o’clock by Rev. Father Van Tourrenhout. The parents of the deceased have the sympathy of the community in the loss of their child.



Mr. James Berry, the popular bar keeper of the Union Hall Saloon was united in the holy bonds of matrimony with Miss Mary Fontan last Tuesday evening at the residence of the bride’s parents, Rev. Father Weiss performing the ceremony.  Misses Flora Bell and Genevieve Govereau were the bridesmaids and Messrs. Frank Moreau and Adolph Pertrequin were the groomsmen. Cake and wine refreshments were served to the invited guests after the ceremony. The married couple and guests then went to Union Hall where a grand ball was given in honor of the wedding. Dancing was kept up until an early hour in the morning when all retired expressing themselves as well pleased  with the evenings enjoyment. The Fair Play wishes Mr. Berry and his bride a long and happy life. Following is a list of the wedding presents. ( not transcribed)


Miss Camilla Dupont has been engaged to teach the Bahr school, about six miles from town.


Fair Play--October 19, 1889

Died, on Tuesday, October 19, 1889, of membraneous croup, Mary Catherine Naumann, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Naumann, aged one year, eleven months and twenty three days.


Fair Play--October 26, 1889

Died, on Wednesday 23rd inst. at 4 o'clock A. M. of membraneous croup, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Beauchamp.

Fair Play--November 2, 1889

Died, on Tuesday, October 29th, 1889, of consumption, at River aux Vases, Mr. John Jarrett, aged 25 years, 2 months and 12 days. He leaves a host of friends and relatives to mourn his loss.



On Tuesday, October 29th, 1889, by REv. Father C. L. Van Tourrenhout, at the Catholic Church, in this city, Mr. George LaRose and Miss Mary Beauchamp. After the ceremony a reception was held at the residence of the bride’s parents and a ball was given by the married couple that evening. (A list of gifts was included by not transcribed).


Died, on Tuesday, October 29th, infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Monteer, aged six days.


The following marriage license was issued this week--Velar Lalumendiere and Elizabeth Langlier, of River aux Vases.



A quiet wedding ceremony was performed by Judge Weber, of Perryville, at the residence of Mr. Francis Tucker,  of Cedar Fork, last Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock. Only the relatives on both sides and few friends were present. the bride looked lovely in a train of white fraille which was made with severe simplicity, the bodice cut slightly en V-back and front with a soft fluish of paint lace. The slight, graceful figure was entirely enveloped in the filmy folds of the bridal veil, and in her hand she carried a large bouquet of white roses. The three maids were Misses Dora Tucker, Blanche Bogy and Roxie Tucker. They were very becomingly dressed in white crepe.  Mr. Jules Rozier, Jr. was the best man. After the reception the bridal party returned to St. Mary’s and repaired to Difani Hall, where a grand ball given in honor of the wedding was in full progress. The hall was crowded with the friends of the wedded pair and dancing was kept up until about three o’clock A. M.


Bernard Schwaelzie, a native of Baden, Germany, on testimony of Francis Charles Faller and Louis Sennerich (on 1st papers) admitted a citizen.


Valentine Schuh, a native of Baden, Germany, on testimony of George Hurst and Louis Sennerich (on 1st papers) admitted a citizen.


Joseph Weihs, a native of Baden, Germany, on testimony of George Vogt and Henry Bauman (on 1st papers) admitted a citizen.


William Baumstark, a native of Baden, who took of his 1st papers, is admitted a citizen on the testimony of Henry Kaumm and Frank Geiler.

Fair Play--November 9, 1889

Licensed to Marry.

Marriage licenses were issued to the following persons this week:


Charles Grass, of Zell, and Catherine C. Koller, of Weingarten.

Henry Miller and Mary Anna Rosine Gremminger of Zell.

Benjamin M. Rigdon, of River aux Vases, and Josephine Vogt, of Coffman.


Fair Play--November 16, 1889

Death of Charles J. Dodge.

At the home of his mother, Mrs. Gen. A. C. Dodge, at half past seven o’clock last night, Charles J. Dodge, died of heart disease. Though some of his friends knew of his feeble health it was not generally known and the announcement of his sudden death came like a shock to the community, and deep regret and tender pity for his sorrowing ones were universally expressed, and the untimely close of the promising life most deeply lamented.


The disease which caused his death had its origin when Mr. Dodge was a student at the College of Notre Dame, where he overtaxed his strength in a boat race, producing permanent injury to that delicate organ, the heart.


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Charles Jones Dodge, was born in Washington D. C. July 31, 1852, the son of Gen. Augustus C. Dodge and Clara A. Hertich-Dodge. Upon the return of his father as ambassador to the Spanish court, the family came to Burlington which has since been their residence. Mr. Dodge’s early years were spent in the select schools of this city, and at the age of fifteen he entered the noted university of Notre Dame, Indiana.


On Jan. 6, 1876, he married Miss Ella Craig, daughter of Robert E. Craig of St. Louis, who with one son, Clarence, aged thirteen, the widowed mother and faithful brother, are bowed with the weight of grief...


Mr. Dodge, was a consistent Catholic and his funeral will be held from St. Paul’s Church on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock.


Tribute of Respect.

Died, at the residence of his father in Ste. Genevieve county, Mo., on October 28, 1889, John Jarrette, aged 25 years, 2 months and 12 days.


Mr. and Mrs. Simon A. Guignon, of this city, celebrated the 57th anniversary of their wedding at the residence of their son, Mr. Conrad Guignon, in St. Louis, on Wednesday last. Mr. Guignon will be 84 years old next February and Mrs. Guignon is 75 years of age. Mr. Jules B. Guignon, of this city, was unable to attend the celebration, as he was busy attending County Court.


Fair Play--November 23, 1889


Died, on Monday, November 11th, at 6 o’clock P.M. of consumption, Mr. Isaac Smith, aged 66 years, 8 months and 3 days. Mr. Smith was born in Green County, Tennessee, and came to Ste. Genevieve County in the year 1850 and engaged in farming which occupation he followed to the time of his death. For some months previous to his death he suffered a great deal with rheumatism. Deceased was a faithful member of the Christian Church,  and was an honest and upright citizen.


Died, on Thursday, November 14th, at 11 A. M., Mrs. Henry Gremminger, nee Palmer, aged about 29 years.  The deceased was the daughter of Mr. Jonas Palmer, and had been married five years. Her remains were buried at Zell, on Friday, Nov. 15th, at 4 o’clock P.M.


Fair Play--November 30, 1889


Died, on Friday, NOvember 22nd, 1889, at 4 o’clock P. M., of bronchitis, Mrs. J. B. Girrard, aged 75 years.


Mrs. Girrard was born in the Votian department of Loise, in France, on the 20th of June, 1814m, and first came to this country with her husband, Mr. Joseph Foulard, before the late war and returned to France after residing here two years. In 1855 they returned to America where Mr. Foulard died in 1871, and in 1879 Mrs. Foulard married Mr. J. B. Girrard of this city who still survives her. She was buried on Saturday at 4 P. M. in the Valle Spring Catholic Cemetery by Rev. Father Van Tourrenhout.


Died, on Sunday, NOvember 24th, of whooping cough, _____Dallas, aged 11 years. Deceased was buried on Monday in the Valle Spring Catholic Cemetery by Rev. Father Van Tourrenhout.


Fair Play--December 7, 1889

An old lady of Red Bud named Ludwig Hartwig, drowned herself in a pond last Monday morning. Financial troubles of the family are supposed to have been the cause.


Born, on  Thursday, December 5th, to the wife of Mr. Charles Wilder, of this city, a daughter.


Miss Lillie Boyer, of Ste. Genevieve and Mr. Joseph Kribbs, of St. Louis, were granted a marriage license in St. Louis last Wednesday, November 27th.


Fair Play--December 14, 1889

Died, on Monday, December 9th, of diptheria, Rose, the six-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vari-te Burgert. The remains were buried in the Catholic Cemetery at Valle Spring by Rev. Father C. L. Van Tourrenhout on Tuesday. The parents have the sympathy of the community in their sad loss.


Mrs. Jules Valle, of St. Louis, sister of Mrs. E. St. James of this city, died at her home in St. Louis last Saturday of pneumonia.


Mr. Andrew Basler, of New Tennessee settlement died on the 2nd last, of winter fever. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his untimely loss.


Mrs. Dinning, the estimable wife of Judge L. F. Dinning, who is well known to many of our citizens died at her home in Potosi on Friday of last week.


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