Fair Play; 1892 (Jan 2 – Dec 31)

Fair Play, January 2, 1892

Born, on Sunday, December 27, 1891, to the wife of Mr. Joseph Oberle, of this city, a son.


Mr. Martin Bahr purchased the house and lot of Mrs. Zavier Geiler on 4th street last Monday. Consideration $1,500.


Died, on Tuesday, December 29, 1891, Mr. John Rongey, aged 72 years. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery on Wednesday.


Wilder’s Minstrels.


Large and appreciative audiences attended the performances of Wilder’s Amateur Minstrels at Union Hall on Monday and Tuesday evenings of this week. First on the programme was the grand overture by the entire company, which included jokes, witty sayings, etc.  Messrs. Wilder and Stanton sang several songs during the overture which were loudly applauded.  Next came Prof. A. C. Abernathy in his original stump speech. Mr. Abernathy has been on the stage in Union Hall before and the audience expected something good from him and were not disappointed. The musical olio by Messrs. Schoettler, Boyer and Stanton was next on the programme and captured the audience by storm. The three named gentlemen are excellent musicians and their renditions on the ocarina, zylophone, flagiolet, banjo and mandolin were first class and a rare treat to all who were fortunate enough to be present.  The entertainment concluded with an Ethiopian farce in which Messrs. G. N. Wilder, C. J. Stanton, A. C. Abernathy, M. J. Thomure, Benjamin Boyer and R. A. Abernathy were the characters, and all acted their parts to perfection.


The music for the minstrels was furnished by the Ste. Genevieve Orchestra, composed of Messrs. Frank and Peter Geller, “Gus. Schoettler, Benjamin Boyer and Naree LaChance, and added largely to the success of the entertainment.


An entire change of programme was given on the second night and the performance was equally as good as the evening before. The proceeds amounted to $64.40 which will more than cover expenses.


A son of Mr. Leo Kreittler’s of River aux Vases was kicked in the head and seriously hurt last Sunday evening by a vicious mule. The boy is only twelve years old and was driving the mule out of the pasture at the time.


Fair Play, January 9, 1892

Born, on Sunday, January 3, 1892, to the wife of Mr. Frank Jenny of this city, a daughter.


Mr. Frank J. Betten and Miss Mary Schultz, formerly of Ste. Genevieve, were married in St. Louis on Tuesday of this week.


Died, on Tuesday, January 5th, 1892, Martin A., infant son of Michael Coibion and his wife, Caroline (nee Sexauer) of Festus, of pneumonia, at the age of 1 year, 6 months and 15 days.


Bloomsdale’s Batch.

Died, on January 1, 1891, the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Toby Drury, aged nine days. (transcriber’s note: the date is most likely a typo and should be 1892)


Fair Play, January 16, 1892

A brakeman by the name of Muggy was run over at Bismarck on the night of January 6th and badly injured.


While two Parks boys, cousins, were out hunting on the 28th ult., one Alexander was carrying a loaded gun, when it was discharged in such a manner that the whole load entered the foot of William, inflicting a terrible wound. Drs. Keith and Hinch of Doe Run were sent for and the wound was dressed, and the boy is getting along as nicely as could be expected. Nearly a handful of shoe leather, shot and gun wadding was taken out of the wound. The boy, who is only about sixteen, will probably be a cripple for life.


Mr. Will Ditch of Kinsey, Mo., was severely stabbed in the region of the liver, by another young man at a dance a few nights ago. He was still alive at last accounts.


From the Potosi Independent.

On Friday morning, Jan. 1, 1892, on her eighty first birthday, Mrs. Juliette Casey, nee Detchemendy, died at her residence No. 3416 South Jefferson Avenue, St. Louis, Mo.  Mrs. Casey was the daughter of Pascal Detchemendy, of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., and sister of Hon. John L. Detchemendy, the well-known attorney who died not long since at Potosi, Mo. She was the wife of John Casey, who died in 1862 and lived for many years at Old Mines in this county.  Mrs. Casey was the mother of John P. Casey, who is well known to the citizens of Washington county, Thomas S. Casey, of Los Angelos, California, Jules A. Casey, Mrs. Joseph Boyce and the late Mrs. Theresa Lynch, of St. Louis.  The deceased was buried beside her husband at the family burial lot in Mount Olive cemetery, St. Louis on January 3rd.


Married, in Farmington January 4th, by Rev. Alvin Rucker, Frank Resinger and Miss Laura Whitt, both of Ste. Genevieve county. May peace and prosperity attend them through life. Farmington Times.


News reached here Thursday, January 7th, of the death of Mr. Francis L. Valle, who died  at the residence of his son, Dr. C. C. Valle, in San Diego, California, no Tuesday, January 5, 1891, at the age of 70 years, 2 months and 22 days.  Mr. Valle was born in this city on October 13, 1821, and, at the age of twenty years, engaged in  mining at Mine La Motte in Madison county and followed this for forty years. For the past few years Mr. Valle and his wife have lived with their son-in-law, Mr. William Shaw, in St. Francois county. His health failing, in September last, they departed for San Diego to reside with their son, Dr. C. C. Valle, a prominent physician of that city, where Mr. Valle died as above stated. The deceased was a brother of Mrs. John L. Bogy and Mr. L. B. Valle of this place.


Fair Play, January 23, 1892

Born, on Saturday, January 9, 1892, to the wife of Mr. Bernhard Huck, of Zell, a son.


Born, on Saturday, January 16, 1892, to the wife of Mr. Charles Naumann, of this city, a daughter.


Mr. Charles Carroll, at one time first clerk on the steamer Emma C. Elliott, committed suicide near Cairo, Ill., one day last week by shooting himself with a revolver. At the time of his death Mr. Carroll was first clerk on the City of Savannah.


Bloomsdale’s  Batch.


The Golden Wedding of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Boyer will be celebrated here next week.


Fair Play, January 30, 1892

Born, on Tuesday, January 26, 1892, to the wife of Mr. Otto Roth of this city, a son.

Born, on Friday, January 22, 1892, to the wife of Mr. John Baumgartner of this city, a son.

Born, on Tuesday, January 26, 1892, to the wife of Mr. George Hardy of Alton, Ill, a son.


The fifteenth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Gottlieb Rehm occured last Monday. The string band tendered them a serenade Monday evening.


A house at Bonne Terre, the property of Mr. F. A. Roussin, who resides at White Sand Depot, about six miles from our city, was destroyed by fire one day last week. Mr. Roussin places his loss at $300 with no insurance.


A man giving his name as Smith died in the jail in this city Wednesday morning from pneumonia, brought on by exposure to the cold weather of the past two weeks. He was picked up on the Farmington road and brought to town by the mail carrier. He claimed that the city authorities at Farmington had refused him shelter and he was obliged to remain in a hut on the road for two days and nights without food or fire. Sheriff Hurst gave him a room in the jail and called in medical attendance but after lingering a week, he died on the day above stated. The remains were interred in the city cemetery Thursday morning.


Killed by a Fall.

From the Dubuque Telegraph of January 22.


Felix Gregoire, who had been in poor health for some time, died last evening from the effects of a fall from a windmill on his farm adjoining East Dubuque. He was born 53 years ago at Menominee, Wis., and was the son of A. L. Gregoire, a native of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., and in whose honor the old ferry operated here years ago was named. He received during President Tyler’s administration a patent to the land on which East Dubuque now stands. Felix was a bachelor and leaves two sisters, Mrs. Celeste Sullivan, who lived, with him, and Mrs. Percy S. Preston of this city. Two other sisters, Mrs. Chouteau and Miss Amanda Gregoire, were drowned while crossing the river on the ice some years ago. Deceased was the nephew of Gen. Jones and cousin of Charles H. Gregoire, father of Jules and Cyril. The funeral will be held from the Catholic church, East Dubuque, Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial will be in Key West.


The windmill was forty feet high. Mr. Gregoire fell from it at six o’clock last evening and was picked up insensible with three ribs broken. He died at 8:30 o’clock.


Bloomsdale’s Batch.


Mrs. Pelagie Lalumondiere, who was at the point of death a few days ago, is convalescing.


Golden Wedding.

The Golden Wedding of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Boyer was appropriately celebrated here last Monday. Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout of Ste. Genevieve celebrated High Mass and delivered a most eloquent sermon on the indissolubility of matrimony in the Catholic Church. The full choir was present and rendered the service most attractive. Mr. and Mrs. Boyer with their five children, viz. Timon, Octave, Louis, Alexis and William received Holy Communion and two of their grand-children waited on the priest during the mass. At the conclusion of the religious ceremonies the wedding party retired to the residence of their son, Octave Boyer, where a sumptuous dinner had been prepared for the occasion and where all spent a joyful afternoon. (a list of presents was not  transcribed).


Fair Play, February 6, 1892

Died, on Sunday, January 31, 1892, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Roth of this city.


Born, on Wednesday, January 31, 1892, to the wife of Mr. William Bell of this city, a son.


Born, on Wednesday, January 27, 1892, to the wife of Mr. Felix Lalumondiere of this city, a son.


Herman Roseman and Henry Kohm of St. Mary’s were in town last Monday. We are informed that Mr. Kohm has sold his interest in his agricultural depot at St. Mary’s and will engage in the same kind of business in Ste. Genevieve in the  near future.


Mr. Herman Roseman and Miss Louise Buehler of St. Mary’s were married on Wednesday, February 3, 1892, at five o’clock P. M. by Rev. Father E. J. Wynne. The bride was attended by Miss Ceil Schaaf and Mr. Andrew Siebert acted as groomsman. A ball was given at the Masonic Hall in the evening and was attended by a large number of the friends of the young married couple. The Fair Play wishes Mr. and Mrs. Roseman a happy  journey through life.


Mr. Joseph Flieg, an old and respected citizen of Zell died at his home at that place Wednesday morning, February 3, 1892, at the age of sixty-one years. Mr. Flieg belonged to Co. K 21 at Mo. Vet. Vol. during the late war, and was a member of the J. Felix St. James Post G. A. R. of this city at the time of his death. This organization attended his funeral, which occured at Zell on Thursday morning after a funeral High Mass was sung over the remains by Rev. Father Pigge.




The rumor is going around that we are to have a daily mail at River aux Vases. The question is: What for? as about ninety per cent fail to call for their Wednesday’s mail through Saturday. I would suggest a through mail to Coffman three times a week. What will the public say of this?



Mr. Peter Hoog, a member of Kehl F. & L. U., is dangerously ill with consumption. The members of the Kehl F. and L. U. are attending to him and his family like brothers. That is right.


Fair Play, February 13, 1892

Died, at the residence of Mr. Felix Sexauer on the Fredericktown Road, Mr. John B. Gaszler, aged about fifty years.


Married, on Tuesday, February 9, 1892, at the Catholic Church, Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout officiating, Mr. Frank Kohlman and Miss Mary Kuhn, both of this place.


Married, at the Catholic Church in this city on Thursday, February 11, 1892, Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout officiating, Mr. Thomas Thomure and Mrs. Elizabeth Seiple, of St. Mary’s.


Mr. Hiram Berry died at his home in the Cottonwoods last Saturday, February 6, 1892, at six o’clock in the evening, of blood poisoning, at the age of fifty-six years. During the war Mr. Berry was a member of Company C, 21st. Missouri Veteran Volunteers and was a member of the J. Felix St. James Post G. A. R. of this city at the time of his death. That order attended his funeral in a body on Monday morning.


Mr. Oscar Boyer, who for a number of years has been in the employ of the St. Joe Lead Co., as a painter moved on Tuesday last with his wife to St. Louis, where they will reside in the future.--Bonne Terre Democrat.


Bloomsdale’s Batch.

Born, on Tuesday, February 9, 1892, to the wife of Mr. Octave LaRose, a daughter.

Mr. Alexander Morice celebrated his seventy-sixth birthday on the 10th inst.


Fair Play, February 20, 1892

From the Bonne Terre Democrat we learn that Mr. J. R. Young, formerly of this city, was married on Sunday, January 31st, to Miss Lizzie Ratcliffe of Washington Court House, Ohio.


On Friday morning Mr. and Mrs. Voelker retired to Mr. Ferdinand Voelker’s, the father of the groom, where a host of friends and relatives gathered and enjoyed an excellent dinner of which the writer had the pleasure of participating. Every thing was conducted in magnificent order. The following are the names of a part of the participants:  John Lawrence and wife, Chas. N. Rimboch and family, Clinton Robertson and family, Levi J. Womack and family, Ferdinand Litterst, Sen. and family Peter Boland, John Nanny, Miss Emily Boland, John Boland, Edward N. Womack, Elias Boland and family, Mrs. Ann McKee, and others of which the writer is not able to mention. The day was spent in a quiet and social manner. The groom is 21 years old and the bride 17. May happiness and prosperity attend them, and their lives have just enough clouds to make a glorious sun set.


The little child of George Grass, Jr. fell from the cradle and broke its shoulder bone last week. Dr. Hermann is attending to it.


St. Mary.

Smith Boyce, familiarly known in Ste. Genevieve county as an artist of the brush, was seen on our streets on Wednesday.


Fair Play, February 27, 1892

Died, at the County Farm of the grip, Mrs. ----Govereau, aged eighty-four years.


Born, on Tuesday, February 23, 1892, to the wife of Mr. William H. Connor of Prairie du Rocher, a son.


Died, on Wednesday February 24, 1892, John Joseph, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Etienne Robinson (colored).


The Gentry farm on the Little Saline consisting of seven hundred and twenty-four acres was sold at private sale last Monday by Sheriff Hurst to Mr. William Roth of Zell for the sum of $3,600.


Died, on Monday, February 22, 1892, at his home about three miles west of town on the St. Louis road, Mr. Peter Hoog, aged about thirty-two years. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Zell on Tuesday, Feb. 23, Rev. Father Pigge performing the last, sad rites


Died, at her home on the Fredericktown road about four miles from town, on Saturday, February 20, 1892, Mrs. August Geiler, aged about twenty-eight years. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery on Monday morning after a funeral high mass had been sung by Rev. C. L. van Tourenhout.


Died, on Sunday, February 21, 1892, at three o’clock A. M., of la grippe, Mrs. Wilhelmina Kruse, nee Stolte, at the age of seventy-four years. The remains were interred from the Lutheran Church on Tuesday, Rev. A. F. Neuendorf performing the last ceremonies.


Kaskaskia Excited.

Special to the Republic.


Chester, Ill., Feb. 20.--In consequence of the encroachment of the Mississippi River upon the old village of Kaskaskia there was great danger that the remains of the early settlers would be washed away and their resting-place obliterated. In order to prevent this the last General Assembly appropriated $10,000 to move the remains to a place of safety and to purchase and improve a site and erect a monument in honor of the pioneers who opened to settlement the Northwest territory. The act provided for the appointment of three commissioners, to serve without compensation, a secretary and treasurer. The cost of the land was not to exceed $1500.


Shortly after the passage of the act the people of Kaskaskia forwarded the names of Harry E. Seymour of Ellis Grove, Joseph R. Simpson of Chester and Wm. R. Burch of Kaskaskia to the Governor with a request that they be appointed commissioners, but Governor Fifer selected Rev. Louis Ferland, the priest in charge of the parish at Kaskaskia, Cyrus L. Cook of Edwardsville, and Charles Becker of Belleville. There has been considerable dissatisfaction among the villagers regarding the appointment and acts of the commissioners. It is charged that they paid too much for the land, and too much for clearing and preparing it and they feel that their wish to have citizens of the county and neighborhood should have been respected.


Twenty acres of timber land on Garrison Hill were bought from a syndicate of Penitentiary officials by the commissioners at a cost of $1000. It is stated that cleared land adjoining the tract was offered at $25 per acre. Contracts were let for clearing and grubbing the land at $100 an acre and the timber,  and when the contract was sub-let for $35 and $45 an acre it gave rise to the opinion that the commissioners were too liberal, or were not watching matters as closely as they should. There have been no charges of dishonesty made, no insinuations of a job, but simply that more reasonable prices should have been paid. This and the fact that there is opposition to the removal has caused bad feelings, and there may be said to be two strong factions in the fight. Some persons have opposed the opening of the graves on sanitary grounds, fearing that the exhumation of the bodies might breed sickness, but a representative of the State Board of Health who visited the place a few days ago stated that there was no danger from bodies which had been buried for five years of more, and that in the event of there being any graces from which danger might arise a representative of the board fully qualified would be present and see that no risk was engendered.


The contract for removal was let to Mr. D. J. Weeb of Edwardsville for $500.  A portion of the new cemetery was in readiness, and Mr. Weeb, with men, teams and tools, was on the ground. The Village Trustees had passed an ordinance giving consent to the removal and work was ready to begin. It did begin, but ended abruptly yesterday. Mr. Weeb and his assistants had opened two graves, when some of the citizens ordered them to desist. Mr. Weeb was arrested and taken before ‘Squire Belter, who fined him $10 for trespass on the cemetery. Mr. Weeb has postponed any further action in the matter pending the arrival of his attorney. He will insist on his rights under the contract, and it is feared that long litigation and much trouble will follow.


Fair Play, March 5, 1892

A marriage license was issued this week to Aloise Lutz of Weingarten and Catharine Spraul of Zell.


A telegram was received here Wednesday morning announcing the sad intelligence of the death of Jules, the ten year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jules C. Gregoire of Dubuque, Iowa, who died in that city Tuesday evening at ten o’clock.


Married:--On February 24, 1892, at the residence of Mr. W. M. Harris at East Bonne Terre, Mr. Andrew Kearns, of Ste. Genevieve County, to Mrs. Jane Eads, of St. Francois County, Justice J. W. Fraser, officiating.--Bonne Terre Democrat.


Died, at the residence of her parents in this city on Sunday evening, February 28, 1892, at ten o’clock, of la grippe, Miss Emma Koehler, aged twenty-five years, five months and thirteen days. Miss Koehler had been an invalid for many years and was confined to her bed for ten months previous to her death. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Tuesday morning at ten o’clock, Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout performing the last ceremonies.


From the St. Louis papers of March 2, we learn that at 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Andrew Wilder, one of Ste. Genevieve’s most prominent business men, was quietly married to Miss Annie Andre at St. Malachi’s Church by Rev. Father Ziegler. Dr. A. C. Bernays, cousin of the bride, acted as best man, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schreiner were witness. Miss Andre is well know in St. Louis circles. The bride wore an elegant suit of tan chamois cloth braided in black, with hat and gloves to match. The young couple leave to-day for an extended tour through the South.


Born, to the wife of Mr. George W. Lalumondiere of Westphalia, Texas, on Wednesday, February 24, 1892, a daughter.


Married, at the residence of F. M. Hammerle, Wednesday, Feb. 24th, 1892, Julius Schaeter, of Bonne Terre, to Miss Mary Brown, of Ste. Genevieve, ‘Squire Tucker officiating.--Farmington News.



Mr. Henry Schmidt of Weingarten sold his farm on the Burks Road near Weingarten last Wednesday to Mr. Leo Hogenmiller for the sum of $1,400. The farm contained 173 acres. On Saturday, March 19th, Mr. Schmidt will sell his personal property at public sale and will move with his family to Kansas about the first of April to make that State his future home. The Fair Play always regrets to see such good citizens as Mr. Schmidt leaves our county.


Mr. Fred Schaefer died very suddenly at his home in this city last Saturday evening, February 27, 1892, at eight o’clock, at the age of sixty-eight years. Mr. Schaefer was apparently in good health all day, but was taken with a congestive chill about three o’clock in the afternoon and died at the time above stated.  Deceased was a member of the J. Felix St. James Post G. A. R. of this city and was buried by that order on Monday evening at ten o’clock.


Staabtown News.


Died, of la grippe, Mr. Joseph Heberlie of New Tennessee. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at River aux Vases.


Bloomsdale’s Batch.

Born, on Feb. 29, 1892, to the wife of Mr. Bernard Jokerst, a daughter.


Fair Play, March 12, 1892

Jerome Culver sold his farm last week to Frank Wiphler for the sum of $175.


Born, on Thursday, March 3, 1892, to the wife of Mr. Joseph Seitz of this city, a daughter.


Ed Schaaf arrived here from St. Mary last Saturday and departed for Weingarten Sunday morning to establish a telegraph office at that place. Another office will soon be established at Brewerville in Perry county.


The most profound sympathy will be felt for Mr. and Mrs. Jules Gregoire in the overwhelming sorrow with which their  hearts are charged.  Tuesday last their bright and handsome little boy Jules, ten years old, was taken sick. The following day his disease was found to be gastric fever, complicated with inflammation of the bowels. The boy was so buoyant and plucky that though it had been thought well to have a consultation of physicians, still his parents did not despair until Tuesday evening when he grew so weak that he could whisper only with effort. His mother had told him of the beautiful land beyond and he whispered that he wanted to go there and to meet her there. The hope of this happy reunion is the only consolation to the bereaved parents in this hour of scared sorrow, though they are surrounded by dear and true friends who share in a measure their sad affliction.--Dubuque Telegraph.


Death of Mrs. C. T. Schneider.

Died, on Monday, March 7 1892, at her residence, 2610 Lafayette Ave., St. Louis, Mo., after an illness of only forty-eight hours, Gussie M., wife of Charles T.  Schneider, aged 29 years, 2 months and 18 days.


The deceased was the daughter of Mrs. Augustine Menard and was born and raised in Ste. Genevieve where she lived until two years ago, when she moved to St. Louis.


On Saturday evening Mrs. Schneider was suddenly taken with a chill and on Monday it developed into what is known to the medical profession as purpura haemorrhagica, which was the direct cause of her death.


Hers was that sweet and amiable disposition which always made for her friends with all whom she came in contact with. A loving wife and a good and devoted mother, her death has left a void in the family that can never be filled. She leaves a husband and three children, besides brothers and sisters, to mourn her sad death.


The remains, accompanied by her husband and by her brother,  P. A. Menard, and sister, Miss Jessie Menard, were brought down to Ste. Genevieve Wednesday night and interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery Thursday afternoon at two o’clock by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout. R. I. P.


Mr.  Frank Waller and family of Alabama, who have been sojourning in our midst for the past winter, will leave in a few days for St.  Louis where they will make their future home.


Fair Play, March 19, 1892


Died, At his home in Festus, Mo, March 8, 1892, Franklin W. Brands, aged 38 years, 1 month and 20 days.


The subject of this obituary was born at Clardy, Ste. Genevieve County, Mo., was the oldest of three sons of Herman and Emiline Brands, the youngest of which died in 1889 and an account of whose demise appeared in these columns at the time.


The parents of the deceased having emigrated to this section of the country and settled at an early date in what was that period known as the wilds of the west, it followed that their children, as a result of the scarcity of population, were deprived of the benefits of even a district school until at a more mature age they were, in consequence of the beneficial results of a season of earnest and diligent application to agricultural pursuits, enabled to perfect themselves in what they were so devoted to, viz education and development.


The deceased having prepared himself in the pedagogical art, spent nine successful years in the public schools of this county, always proving an earnest and efficient worker and an example well worthy of imitation by those under his care and one admired by all with whom he came in contact.


At the close of this lengthy period of well directed impulses, he found it to his physical and financial advantage to accept a situation from the St. Joe Lead Company for which and with whose full appreciation of his honesty and integrity he labored till confined to his bed by Progressive Locomotor Ataxia from which  dread disease he suffered for some time previous to his untimely demise. During the course of his sufferings he sought aid through the constant ministering of his talented brother, Dr. A. L. Brands, and having experienced no perceptible changes he entered the Mo. Baptist Sanitarium at St. Louis, but even there medical skill proved of little of no avail and so it transpired that when again under the parental roof with every care and solicitude that it is possible for ready hands and loving hearts to administer his soul took its flight to the great unknown.


Mr. Brands was twice married, the first event occurring in 1878 at which time Miss Nancy Poston became his wife, and she having died some years later, he was again married in 1882 to Miss Alice Waggener who with two children, his aged father and mother and his brother, together with a host of friends, are left to mourn his early death.


His funeral, conducted under the auspices of the Festus Lodge of I. O. O. F. occured Thursday, March 10th from his home in Festus. (lengthy editorial not transcribed).


Fair Play, March 26, 1892

Born, on Tuesday, March 15, 1892, to the wife of Mr. Charles Morcau of St. Louis, a son.


Born, on Monday, March 14, 1892, to the wife of Mr. Henry Huck of Zell, a daughter.


The trial of Mrs. Ellen O’Shea vs the estate of Benjamin Richardson was, by consent of both parties, carried to the Circuit Court.



Born, on March 14, 1892, to the wife of Henry Huck, a girl.


Fair Play, April 2, 1892

Arrested on a Serious Charge.

Mrs. William Byington, who lives in the western part of this county, a  few miles from French Village, was brought to town and placed in jail on  Thursday, charged with the murder of her step-daughter, a girl of nine years of age. The facts in the case as far as we can learn them are these: Mr. Byington left his house for a few minutes to feed his stock, leaving his wife at home with her step-daughter and two small children.  He had been absent about twenty minutes and when he returned was met at the door by his wife who seemed greatly excited, and told him that his child had fallen into the fire-place and burned to death. Mr. Byington at first believed the story and preparations were made for the burial which took place on Sunday. A wound was noticed on  the head of the little girl but at the time was supposed to have been caused from falling on the andiron, but the neighbors were suspicious and began to talk and on Monday when Mr. Byington discovered clots of blood and hair on his boot jack he charged his wife with the murder of the child. She stoutly denied the charge and attempted to commit suicide with her husband’s razor, but was prevented from doing so and placed under arrest. On Tuesday the body was exhumed and an inquest held over the remains. Dr. Rutledge of French Village and Dr. Kendall of Bonne Terre held a post mortem examination and discovered seven wounds on the dead child’s head as it made with some blunt instrument. The doctors gave it as their opinion that death resulted from the wounds on the head and stated that the burns received would not have produced death in so short a time.


After hearing the testimony the coroner’s jury brought in a verdict that death was caused by blows on the head with some blunt instrument and charged Mrs. Byington with the commission of the crime. The woman, whose maiden name was Pigg, is only twenty-four years of age. She still maintains her innocence and claims that the child was burned to death. One strange feature of the case is that no motive can be assigned for the deed as the witnesses at the enquest all testified that Mrs. Byington was never known to mistreat her step-children and was particularly fond of this child. For a time grave fears were entertained that the woman would be lynched as the feelings in the neighborhood is very bitter against her.


The preliminary examination will be held before ‘Squire Pinkston at the Rickard school-house in Union township next Thursday, April 7th.


Died, on Tuesday, March 29, 1892, at 3 o’clock P. M., Molora Isam (colored) aged about 80 years.


From Jackson Township.

Born, on Wednesday, March 23, 1892, to the wife of Mr. Herman Bockenkamp, of Kinsey, a daughter.


Fair Play, April 9, 1892

News was received here Monday of the death of Mr. Evaristte Valle, who died at Fredericktown on Monday morning, April 4th, of a congestive chill at the age of forty-three years. Mr. Valle had been sick for some time and his death was not unexpected. He leaves a wife and three children.


The wife of Mr. Joseph E. Hermann who lives near Weingarten, died at their home on Monday, April 4, 1892, at the age of 66 years. The remains were interred in the cemetery at Weingarten on Thursday after a funeral high mass had been sung by Rev. Father Huttler.


The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Ulrich Burkhart died last Saturday and was buried in the Valley Spring Catholic cemetery on Sunday.


A Terrific Rain Storm.

Last Saturday night a terrific rain storm commenced here continuing all day Sunday and on Sunday night reached its climax. About nine o’clock that evening the North and South Gabourie creeks began to rise and in a short time houses along the North  Gabourie were filled with water and the people were obliged to leave their homes to save their lives. One family, Mrs. LaChance and he son, had to call for assistance, and were taken from their home on a horse. A number of fences and several small bridges were washed away on the South Gabourie, but the damage there was little compared with that on the other creek where fences, stables and bridges were carried off and the loss will amount to thousands of dollars.


The creek was the highest ever known here, rising opposite Sheriff Hurst’s house on Second Street and filling Judge Hamm’s lot on Third. The lower livery stable was filled with water and the horses were taken out to prevent them from drowning.


The property of the city suffered greatly by the flood. The large bridge on Third Street and several smaller bridges were destroyed and the loss will amount to over $2,000.


Fences along the creek were washed away and Mr. Louis LaFleur’s barn with its contents and a wagon carried down the stream. The wagon was recovered next day.


Wehner & Bolle, proprietors of the City Mills, lost a lot of cordwood, coal, hoop-poles and stock and place their damage at $500.


Mr. Charles Burgert’s saw mill was partly destroyed and a lot of lumber carried away. His loss will amount to $400.


Mr. Petrequin’s rock fence on his farm about two miles from town was swept away and it will take at least $200 to rebuild it.


On the South Gabourie the loss was not so great. Mr. Ferd Moser’s lime kiln was damaged to the extent of $25.


The Storm at Bloomsdale.

One of the most destructive freshets of the Establishment and Fource a du Close creeks occurred during the night of the 3rd inst. Several farms were partly ruined and not a fence from the source down to where the creeks empty into the river can be seen. The water rolled down in torrents and swept every thing in its way. At about one o’clock at night lanterns could be seen in all directions along the creek. People were trying to save their stock and several families had to leave their homes and fly to the hill to save themselves from a watery grave.


Brischle and Karl’s barn was swept down with several head of cattle and mules and we understand that two mules and four head of cattle were drowned. They also lost their corn crib containing five hundred bushels of corn and about  $900 worth of lumber. Part of their saw mill and planing machine is also wrecked. Their loss is estimated at $4,000.


John LaRose’s saw mill, three miles below, was badly demolished. The shed fell on the engine and broke several pieces; the log carriage was lifted from the ground and carried off together with $400 worth of lumber.


Judge A. P. Carron’s farm suffered the most damage. The rich soil was carried off leaving only sand bars and gravels. A large part of the Judge’s farm was fenced in rock, but this was all destroyed and the rocks spread over his field.


Many farmers are in a pitiful condition as they have no way to fence their land. Some claim to have lost as many as six thousand ralls.


The store at Lawrenceton was surrounded by water and all the farmers from there down to Bloomsdale suffered heavily.


This is the greatest loss Bloomsdale and the surrounding country has sustained in years.


Coffman News.

E. L. Obuchon was married to Miss Eliza Danley on Sunday last. We wish the young couple success.


We learn that Dr. W. P. Newman has sold his property to Dr. A. C. Boyd. Dr. Boyd intends to locate at Flat River. Sorry to see you leave us Doctor.


Fair Play, April 16, 1892

Born, on Tuesday, April 12, 1892, to the wife of Mr. John Grieshaber, a daughter.


Born, on Thursday, April 7, 1892, to the wife of Mr. Andrew Muessig of New Offenburg, a son.


Died, of pneumonia, on Monday, April 11, 1892, Mrs. Theresa Roth, aged 66 years and 6 months. The funeral took place on Wednesday, April 13, from the Catholic Church.


Mr. Henry Grobe died at his home near this city last Saturday, April 9, 1892, at the age of sixty-one years. The remains were interred on Tuesday in the Lutheran cemetery, Rev. Neuendorf performing the last ceremonies.


Mr. George Sexauer, Sr., who lives on the Farmington road about four miles from town, died of pneumonia on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the age of seventy-seven years. The funeral will occur on Sunday at two o’clock P. M. We will publish an obituary next week:


Titus Legrand, well known in Ste. Genevieve as “Uncle Titus,” lost his house and household effects by fire last Saturday morning about seven o’clock. The fire caught from a spark falling on the roof and in less than half an hour the building and its contents were in ashes. Uncle Titus estimates his loss at $500. He is soliciting subscriptions this week to build a new house and, we are glad to say, our people are responding liberally.


Bloomsdale’s Batch.


Our Justice of the Peace, Alexis F. Boyer, is preparing to open a butcher shop here and will have steak on hand for Easter.

Fair Play, April 23, 1892

The preliminary hearing of Mrs. William Byington took place at the Rickard school house before ‘Squire Pinkton last Tuesday and Wednesday. No new testimony was brought out at the trial and Mrs. Byington was sent back to jail to await the action of the grand jury which meets in Ste. Genevieve next week. M. R. Swich and Merrit Pipkin of Farmington are the attorneys for the defense and Prosecuting Attorney Rozier for the State.


Mr. Eli Lalumondiere and son of River aux Vases and Mr. Eloy Papin and family of Ste. Genevieve, departed on the steamer Crystal City last Wednesday for Oklahoma and will make their future home there.



Died, on Thursday, April 14, 1892, at three o’clock P. M., at his residence on the Farmington road about four miles from Ste. Genevieve, Mr. George Sexauer, at the age of seventy-seven years.


The deceased was born in Baden on November 23, 1814 and emigrated to America in the year 1839, settling near Ste. Genevieve, which place he has since  made his home. On September 26, 1842, he was married to Miss Fannie Parrot, who still survives him.


During his life Mr. Sexauer followed the occupation of farming and was one of Ste. Genevieve counties most prosperous farmers. He held the respect and esteem of a large circle of friends and acquaintances. He leaves a wife, ten children and thirty-four grand-children to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father.


Seven young men, including the deceased, crossed the Atlantic Ocean at the same time and settled in this county, viz: Nicholas Jokerst, Charles Burgert, Augustine Herzog, P. Vogt and two others. Mr. Sexauer survived them all.


The funeral which occured from the Lutheran Church Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock was the largest ever witnessed in Ste. Genevieve and bore evidence of the esteem in which Mr. Sexauer was held in his neighborhood. Rev Fietz of St. Louis conducted the ceremony.


Died, on Saturday, April 16, 1892, at four o’clock A. M., Mrs. Kate Sexauer, nee Bachle, wife of Mr. Joseph Sexauer, at the age of twenty-nine years. The deceased leaves a husband and one small child to mourn their sad loss. The funeral took place from the Lutheran Church at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon, Rev. Fietz of St. Louis officiating.


Fair Play, April 30, 1892

Herman Wettinger, a young man living near Jackson in Cape Girardeau county, was accidently killed on Tuesday of last week while helping to repair a church at Jackson. A piece of timber struck him on the head and he died within an hour after being hurt.


Last Saturday Henry Flory went to Claryville and proceeded to fill himself up with tanglefoot. He started to his home about three miles from Claryville, pretty late and about midnight he went to the house of Chas. Hatler and knocked at the door. Mr. Hatler was asleep and did not hear him, and he kicked the door down and went in and told Hatler that he was going to shoot him. Mr. Hatler objected to this and opened fire on Flory with a shot gun, filling his legs with shot, from the effects of which he died yesterday. The coroner will hold the inquest to-day. As yet there has been no legal action taken in the case.--Perryville Republican.


Born, on Thursday, April 21, 1892, to the wife of Mr. Louis Papin of this city, a daughter.


A marriage license was issued this week to Peter Geiler and Miss Genevieve Klein, both of Ste. Genevieve.


Mrs. John Gremminger, who lives near Zell in this county, died very suddenly of heart disease at her home, at four o’clock last Monday, April 25, 1892. The funeral took place on Wednesday from the Catholic Church at Zell, Rev. Father H. Pigge, officiating.


Mr. Sam L. Isbell and Miss Belle Mears of St. Louis were married at the bride’s residence at 4019 Peck Street on Monday, May 25, by Rev. E. E. Willie, pastor of the Church of the Redeemer. The bride and groom arrived in Ste. Genevieve on a short visit Tuesday night.


On Saturday, April 9, 1892, the father of Rev. A. H. Schaefer, pastor of French Village, died at his home in Germany of pneumonia, at the age of sixty-seven years, after having received the sacraments of the Catholic Church. The solemn mass of Requiem will be sung at Ste. Genevieve on Wednesday, May 4th.


Born, on Sunday, April 24, 1892, to the wife of ‘Squire A. F. Boyer of Bloomsdale, an eleven and one-half pound girl.


George Ward, colored, was sentenced to the penitentiary for two years last Wednesday for assault with intent to kill.


Born, on Wednesday, April 27, 1892, to the wife of Mr. Firmin Rozier, Jr., of this city, a son.



Mr. Peter Geiler and Miss Genevieve Klein were married at the Catholic Church here last Tuesday morning, April 26, 1892, at ten o’clock, by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout. The bridesmaid were: Misses Emily Geiler, Theresa Klein and Louise Kern, and the groom was attended by Messrs. Henry Okenfuss, August Baumann and Henry Klein. After the marriage ceremony at the Church, the wedding party repaired to the bride’s residence on the Fredericktown road about three miles from town, where a host of friends and relatives had already assembled to offer their congratulations. A fine dinner and supper were served to the invited guests and in the evening dancing was indulged in by all.


The bride is the second daughter of Mr. Bernard Klein, one of Ste. Genevieve county’s most substantial farmers, and the groom is well and favorably known in Ste. Genevieve as a member of the firm of Geiler Bros., contractors and builders. Mr. and Mrs. Geiler have settled at their new home in St. Genevieve and the Fair Play extends congratulations and wishes for them a long life of happiness and prosperity.

(a list of guests attending was not transcribed).


The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jules Rozier, Jr., died at the parent’s home at St. Mary’s last week.


Marriage licenses were issued this week to Frank Keehn and Mary Kohan of Ste. Genevieve, and Anthony Vaeth and Elizabeth Muessig of Weingarten.


On Wednesday, a solemn Mass of Requiem was sung for the repose of the soul of the deceased father of Rev. A. H. Schaeter of French Village, Mo. Rev. Father Schaefer celebrated the Mass assisted by Rev. Father Krewett of Prairie du Rocher, and Rev. Father Huttler of Weingarten as deacon and sub-deacon. Father van Tourenhout officiated as master of ceremonies. Father Weiss performed the absolution after Mass. In the Sanctuary were present: Rev. Fathers F. Boehm of Festus; H. Pigge of Zell; J. Wynne of St. Mary, and F. Schulte of River aux Vases.



Died, in St. Louis, Mo., on Sunday, May 1, 1892, of hemiplegia, Irma Helen Andre, aged 19 years, 1 month and 1 day.


The subject of this sketch, the daughter of Dr. Maurice Andre, was born in Ste. Genevieve, March 29, 1873, and received her early education in the convent of St. Francois de Sales, completing her advanced studies in the High School of the Public School. Endowed with more than ordinary talents, supported by close application and laudable ambitions, her course in the above institutions was marked by continual advancement and repeated successes, disseminating an example, the admiration of her teaches and the pride of her associates.


Having left school, and surrounded by a home of luxuries, a host of friends and admirers, she sought not the gaieties of life, but further strove to improve her many excellent accomplishments. (a lengthy editorial on the schooling, which did not include genealogical information, was not transcribed).


Fair Play, May 1, 1892

Born, on Friday, May 6, 1892, to the wife of Mr. August Kern of Ste. Genevieve, a son.


Married, at the Catholic Church at Weingarten on Tuesday, May 10, 1892, Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout officiating, Mr. Anton Vaeth and Miss Elizabeth Muessig.


John Frederick Schuchert, Jr., aged 27 years, 3 months and 16 days, son of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Schuchert, died at his home in this city, last Wednesday, May 4th, at 3:!0 o’clock P.M., after a brief illness. His death was a painful shock to his numerous friends who could hardly bring themselves to realize that “Freddie” had passed from earth. His death was unusually sad from the fact that he leaves behind him a young wife to whom he was married only a few days more than a year ago. His parents arrived here from Cape Girardeau before he died, but his sisters did not get here until after death had taken place. His funeral took place last Friday morning at 10 o’clock. Chester Clarion.


Death of Mrs. Johanna Hartman.

Mrs. Johanna Hartman died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Augusta Meyers, in this city, on Monday, May 9, 1892, at the advanced age of 92 years, 9 months and 2 days.


Mrs. Hartman whose maiden name was Johanna Ulrich, was born in the Hartz Mountains in Germany, on the 7th of August, 1799, and was married in 1820 to Mr. August Qvette, who died in 1824. Only one child was born to this union, Mrs. Augusta Meyers. In 1828 the deceased married Mr. Fred Hartman, and in 1839 emigrated to America and settled in Baltimore, living there until 1842, when they moved to New Orleans. Mr. and Mrs. Hartman came to Ste. Genevieve two years later where Mr. Hartman died in 1863. Mrs. Hartman’s only child Augusta, was married to Mr. Christian Meyers in 1831, and eleven children were born to them, nine of whom are living.


Mrs. Hartman was the oldest woman in Ste. Genevieve county and before her death could show five generations living at the same time, the oldest representative being Mrs. Johanna Hartman, the second, her daughter, Mrs. Augusta Meyers; the third, her daughter, Mrs. Amelia Wittemeyer; the fourth, her daughter, Mrs. Charles Moreau, and the fifth, her baby daughter, Amelia.


The funeral occurred from the Lutheran Church on Wednesday, May 11, 1892, at 2 o’clock P. M. and was conducted by Rev. Hermann Starck of the Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, who delivered a very impressive sermon over the remains.


Died, at St. Louis, on Friday, April 29th, 1892, Miss Gertrude E. Everett.  The deceased was a daughter of John B. and Ellen Everett, of St. Mary’s, and was born on the 10th day of March, 1867. About a year ago she went to St. Louis and secured a position as saleslady in Crawford’s store where she remained until a few days before her death when she was stricken down with typhoid-malaria which resulted in her death.  The corpse was brought to St. Mary’s last Sunday morning and laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery at that place.  Perryville Republican.


Fair Play, May 21, 1892 (no issues available between May 1 and May 21)


Mr. Andrew Wipfler died yesterday morning at five o’clock at his son’s residence near town at the age of sixty-five years.


Married, in this city on Monday, May 16, 1892, by Probate Judge Koehler, Mr. George T. Wrought of St. Louis and Miss Ettie Sylvester of Ste. Genevieve county.


We are sorry to learn that our old friend, Mr. Felix Hogenmiller, the veteran school teacher of Ste. Genevieve county, had the misfortune to break his leg last Friday.


Marriage licenses were issued this week to George Wroughton of St. Louis and Ettie Sylvester of Terre Blue, this county; and Valentine B. Geiler and Josephine Sewald, both of Jackson township, this county.


Francis J. Bequette and Miss Katie Arena Pannell of this place were married on the 10th inst., at the Catholic church by Rev. Father Shaw. They left yesterday for Jackson, Mo., where they will make their home and where Mr. Bequette will open a photograph gallery. The Times wishes the young couple a prosperous and happy life.--Farmington Times.


Fair Play, May 28, 1892

Died, at his home near White Sand Depot, on May 25, 1892, Mr. Godfrey Ehler, aged 74 years and 18 days.


Captain Samuel J. Singley, father of Mr. Edward Singley of this city died at his home at Jersey City, N. J., last Thursday, May 19th. The remains were brought to St. Louis for interment.


Prosecuting Attorney Rozier, returned from Farmington last Saturday where he had been to try the ase of the State of Missouri vs. John F. Williamson charged with assault with intent to kill. The jury brought in a verdict of guilty and fined the defendant $100. This case was taken from Ste. Genevieve county on a change of venue. Mr. Rozier was interested in several other cases, but they were continued until next term.


Messr. Valentine Rottler, Wm. W. Wilder, E. A. Rozier and Ed. Schaaf departed for Piedmont yesterday morning to attend the Republican convention to be held at that place today.


Fair Play, June 4, 1892

Married, at the Catholic Church in this city on Wednesday, June 1, 1892, at 4:30 P. M., Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout officiating, Joseph Oil and Josephine Lajoie, colored.


Born, on Friday, May 27, 1892, to the wife of Mr. C. B. Wallace, of this city, a daughter.


Mr. Andrew Wilder and wife moved to their new home at Little Rock landing last Thursday.


A marriage license was issued this week to Francis Anton Bauman and Mary Viox, both of Ste. Genevieve county.


Miss Dora Rozier threw a package of powder in the stove last Monday through mistake and the powder exploded, knocking the top of the stove off and severely burning her hands and arms. Her clothing caught fire, but was immediately extinguished.


Mr. Frank Schweiss of Bloomsdale was in Ste. Genevieve Friday morning and informed us that another heavy rain storm had visited Bloomsdale and vicinity Monday night last doing considerable damage to the farms along the creek. Messrs. Michael and John Drury are the heaviest losers.



Isbell--Sunday, May 29, killed in a railway accident, at Lemont, Ill., Wm. A. Isbell, aged 22 years, 7 months, beloved husband of Nellie Isbell, nee Smull, and brother of Mrs. John A. Thornburn and Sam’l L. Isbell.


Funeral from the residence of R. Grant Smull, 2904 Rutger street, Wednesday, June 1, at 1 o’clock. Friends invited to attend.


Deceased was a member of Division 391, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers; Progress Lodge 105, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, and Pacific Council 28, order of Chosen Friends.


The body of a young girl about sixteen years of age was found in the river near Little Rock landing last Monday by Joseph Grieshaber. The body answered the description of a young lady drowned in St. Louis on the night of May 12th and the mother of the girl was immediately telegraphed to. She arrived in Ste. Genevieve Tuesday might and identified the remains as those of her daughter, Lizzie Holtgrever, who accidently fell off of the Anchor Line wharf-boat on the night mentioned. The remains were taken to St. Louis Wednesday evening on the steamer Crystal City for interment.


Fair Play, June 11, 1892

Born, on Sunday, June 5, 1892, to the wife of Mr. Lucian Lalumandiere of this city, a daughter.


A marriage license was issued this week to David P. Schwent and Mary Clara Calliott, both of Ste. Genevieve township.


A marriage license was issued in St. Louis last Monday to Joseph Huber of Ste. Genevieve and Mary Schilly of 3114 Arsenal street.


The marriage of Mr. Joseph Bogy, formerly of Ste. Genevieve, to Miss Katie Valle of St. Louis, will take place in the latter city next Wednesday, June 15th.


Married, at the Weingarten Catholic Church on Tuesday, June 7, 1892, by Rev. Father A. J. Huttler, Mr. David Schwent and Miss Mary Calliott, both of Weingarten, this county.


Joe Vorst and Godfried Haug killed a rattlesnake in the River aux Vases last Monday which measured four feet, six inches in length, and contained ten rattles.


Mr. Jacob Kruse died in this city last Sunday, June 5, 1892, at the age of seventy-two years. The deceased was prepared for death, having received communion at the Lutheran Church on Good Friday, April 15th. The funeral services were conducted by Student M. Vonderau of the Lutheran Church.


Died, in this city on Tuesday, June 7, 1892, at three o’clock A. M., Mr. Joseph Brugers, aged 72 years, 2 months and 2 days.


Mr. Brugers was born in Ste. Genevieve and went to California in 1852 during the time of the gold fever.  He was married at Perscott, Arizona, in 1877, but his wife died a few years afterwards. Mr. Brugers remained west for sometime, traveling through all the western states and territories.  The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Wednesday after a mass had been said for the repose of the soul by Rev. Father C. L. can Tourenhout.


Died, on Friday, May 27, 1892, Ferdinand Bequette, age 34 years and some months. The funeral took place the following day from the Catholic Church, Rev. Father O’Donohoe performing the ceremony.


Deceased was born and raised in Ste. Genevieve county but had been a resident of this county for a number of years.  Three years ago while working at the refinery he took sick and has since been an invalid his malady  having turned to consumption, which latter disease caused his death. He was a respectable and honorable man and very popular among all his acquaintances.--Bonne Terre Democrat.



Mrs. Amand A. Berry died at her home in this city last Friday, June 3, 1892, at three o’clock P. M., at the age of seventy-two years. The deceased, whose maiden name was McGee, was born in Harrison county, Indiana, on the 12th of August, 1819, and moved to Ste. Genevieve in 1832, where she has since resided. On March 9, 1834, she was married to Mr. William Bell. Four children were born to this union none of whom are living. She married her second husband, Mr. Philip Berry, on September 22, 1841, and eight children were born to them.


Mrs. Berry had been in poor health for some time but her death was unexpected. She leaves a large host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss.  The funeral took place from the Catholic Church on Saturday afternoon at four o’clock, Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout performing the ceremonies.


Fair Play, June 18, 1892

Born, on Wednesday, June 15, 1892, to the wife of Mr. Max Bader of this city, a son.


Born, on Thursday, June 16, 1892, to the wife of Mr. Theodore Thomure of this city, a son.


Married, at the Catholic Church in this city, on Monday morning, June 13, 1892, by Rev. Father A. J. Huttler, Mr. Francis Anton Bauman and Miss Mary  Viox.


Mr. A. A. Hemmelgam and Miss Elizabeth G. Herzog of St. Louis were married at the Catholic Church here Tuesday afternoon at four o’clock by Rev. Father Weiss.


Married, in St. Louis, on Wednesday afternoon, June 15, 1892, at 2 o’clock , at St. Theresa’s Church, Rev. Father Brantner officiating, Mr. Joseph F. Bogy formerly of this city, and Miss Katie Valle of St. Louis.  The young couple arrived here on a visit to relatives and friends Wednesday  night and will return on the Crystal City tomorrow. The Fair Play extends congratulations.


A man giving his name as Pruitt was arrested in Washington county and lodged in jail here last week charged with stealing $130 from the house of Mr. Row, who lives in Union township, this county. The preliminary examination was held before ‘Squire Harrelson yesterday, Lawyer Huck defending and Mr. E. A. Rozier, prosecuting.


Fair Play, June 25, 1892

Lucinda Moore, colored, died at her home in Perryville last Monday evening at 3 o’clock. Mrs. Moore is supposed to be  nearly one hundred years old, but the records in the clerk’s office only gives her age 36 years at the time she was sold in 1842 by Daniel Boone, which would make her 86 years.


A little son of Martin Milfelt of Perry county lost one of his legs last Wednesday. Mr. Milfelt was cutting hay and coming to a stump the boy lifted the cutter bar over it, but in letting it down he unthoughtedly put his foot in front of the moving sickle. His leg was cut nearly off between the ankle and knee. Medical aid was summoned and amputation was found necessary.


Mr. Zeak Byington, a brother to Mrs. Joseph Schindler, died at his home in Ste. Genevieve county on Tuesday of last week, of consumption. Aged about 22 years. Perryville Sun.


The Cape Girardeau Democrat says: “It is a strange coincidence that many of our old and prominent citizens die on the 13th day of June. Yesterday was the 13th and two old Cape citizens passed away, and we might cite many more who breathed their last on the day named, among them was Philip Reily whose death occurred twelve years ago yesterday. Mr. Reily, like G. H. Cramer and Christian Hoffmeister, was at one time a prominent and very influential citizen of the Cape.”


Farmington Times:--Mrs. Hemmerle met with a painful and some what peculiar accident last Saturday. She wanted to clean some clothes, and had been told that gasoline and warm water would do it effectively. She placed the clothes in a wooden bucket, putting about a pint of gasoline on them, and then poured boiling water over then instead of warm water. The intense heat caused the gasoline to explode and burst into flames, which enveloped her arms, burning them and one side of her face very severely.


Mr. Martin Bahr is erecting a new brick house on his lot on fourth street. Geiler Bros. have the contract for the carpenter work.


Ashley, the five year old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Thomure, was accidentally drowned while playing in a skiff in the river opposite his home last Saturday afternoon about three o’clock. Two other children were in the skiff at the time of the accident who immediately gave the alarm and efforts of all kinds were made to find the body but up to this time have proved futile. The heart-broken parents have the sympathy of the whole community in their sad loss. A constant watch is kept on the river and it is expected that the body will be recovered in a day or two.


Fair Play, July 2, 1892

Southeast Missouri.

C. M. Edwards, editor of the Malden News, was recently married to Miss Belle Roberts.


Matilda Frank, a negro girl, 14 years of age, was accidentally shot at Farmington last Saturday. The wound is not fatal.


About four months ago the post-office at Sikeston was robbed, mention of which was made in the Enterprise, and nothing was heard of the stolen goods or the thieves till Sunday evening last, when a boy was picking dewberries near the rail road when he ran across a chisel and near where he picked up the chisel he discovered a little box buried in the ground but partly uncovered and upon digging it up the box contained $40 in cash, $30 personal check and a $5 gold piece. He delivered the box and contents to Postmaster McCoy, who gave him the $5 gold piece.--Enterprise.


The trial of Charles Roy, charged with petit larceny, took place before ‘Squire Cox last Tuesday. The defendant plead guilty and was sentenced to ten days in jail.


Louis M. Vincent moved his saloon on the 1st of this month to Baker’s Hall, Prairie du Rocher, Ill., and would be pleased to have his customers call on him at that place.


The Fischer Flour Company of St. Louis purchased the Cone Mills of this city this week and will start the mill in operation as soon as new wheat is brought into the market. The citizens of Ste. Genevieve will be delighted to hear of this for many people will be given employment and business will no doubt have a boom. We understand that Messrs. Richard Schultz and Louis Parrot will return to our city and occupy their same old positions in the mill, the former as engineer and the latter as miller.


Fair Play, July 9, 1892

Born, on Tuesday, June 28, 1892, to the wife of Mr. Joseph Hauck of this city, a son.


Born, on Saturday, June 25, 1892, to the wife of Mr. Joseph Papin, of this city, a son.


Born, on Thursday, June 23, 1892, to the wife of Mr. Louis Lafleur, of this city, a son.


Andrew Siebert of New Bremen has succeeded in having a post office established at his home. The name of the new post office is Bremen.


Mr. William Walker died at his home in New Bourbon on Sunday last, July 3, 1892, at 3 o’clock P. M., at the age of 67 years. The remains were interred in the City Cemetery on Monday morning at ten o’clock.


Sheriff Hurst received a letter this week from Mr. Joseph Palmer of Festus announcing the death of Mr. Palmer’s mother, who died at Poplar Bluff on Friday, July 1st, of heart disease. Mr. Palmer and his wife moved from Festus to Poplar Bluff on Friday and Mrs. Palmer died about ten minutes after arriving there. She was a sister of Mrs. Valentan Giesler and Mrs. Ignatius Roth and a cousin of Sheriff Hurst.


Kinsey News.


The happiest man in Jackson township is Mr. Peter B. McClenahan; the cause of his joy is the arrival of his fifth little son on last Sunday morning, July 3rd, 1892.


Fair Play, July 16, 1892

Mr. George Schilly died at his home in this city yesterday morning at 11:30 o’clock.


Bron, on Thursday, July 7, 1892, to the wife of Mr. Frank Beauchamp of this city, a daughter.


Mr. Frank Riemer died at his home in the Cottonwoods on Tuesday, July 12, 1892, of dysentery. The remains were interred in the City Cemetery on Thursday, July 14th, at ten o’clock A. M.


Coffman News.


Mr. Jas. Field is about to sell his farm to Thos. Heberlie.


Judge G. W. Grifith is very sick from the effects of cancer.


Fair Play, July 23, 1892

Mr. Joseph Pratt, of St. Mary’s is now holding a position in Sommer’s harness shop. Mr. Joseph Meyers, the former saddler, has been confined to his room for several days with rheumatism.--Perryville Sun.


Mrs. Mary F. Gray of Fredericktown, who a year ago was tried for the murder of her husband by poisoning and acquitted, was sentenced last Friday, July 15th, to the penitentiary for arson. Mrs. Gray has burned four houses since she was acquitted of the charge of murder.


Fair Play, July 30, 1892

DeSoto’s new steam laundry is nearing completion.


The Hamalle murder trial at Hillsboro last week resulted in a verdict of not guilty, and the jury is being badly “scored” by the papers of Jefferson county.


Born, on Thursday, July 21 1892, to the wife of Mr. Frank Brugers of this city, a son.


Born, on Thursday, July 28, 1892, to the wife of Mr. Joseph Ayer of this city, a son.


Born, on Saturday, July 23, 1892, to the wife of Mr. Charles C. Jokerst of this city, a daughter.


Mr. Felix J. Rigdon has been appointed teacher of the Lime Kiln school on the Plank Road at a salary of $45 per month.


Mr. George W. Griffith, one of Ste. Genevieve county’s most respected citizens, died at his home near Coffman on Tuesday, July 19, 1892, from the effects of cancer. The remains were interred on Thursday July 21st.


Fair Play, August 6, 1892

A little girl, daughter of Mr. Lem Gowan came nearly being killed by a cow Friday afternoon. The animal tossed the little one in the air several times and but for the fact that the horns were guarded with balls, she would surely have killed the girl, as it was, she was severely bruised and cut from the repeated falls. Dr. James J. L. Rouggly and J. Flynn ran to the rescue and drove off the infuriated animal. DeSoto Facts.


The trial of Charles Roy at Bloomsdale last Saturday was postponed until Monday, August 8th. The defendants attorney was absent and consequently the trial was continued.


Married, at the Catholic Church in this city on Tuesday, August 2, 1892, Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout officiating, Mr. Charles Bahr and Miss Mary Ann Schweiger, and Mr. Joseph Braun and Miss Francis Bahr, all of Ste. Genevieve.


Fair Play, August 13, 1892

Messrs. Hunold and Koetting sold an organ to the Lawrenceton Church this week.


Born, on Monday, August 8, 1892, to the wife of Mr. Michael Beauchamp of this city, a son.


Charles Roy plead guilty to petit larceny before ‘Squire Boyer at Bloomsdale last Monday and was sentenced to twenty days in jail.


Fair Play, August 20, 1892

The old Peter Vaeth Homestead on the Plank road near Weingarten, was sold this week to Mr. Fred Moehrs, a gentleman from Randolph County, Ill., for  $1,500.


The steamer Paul Tulane brought an excursion party down from St. Louis last Sunday arriving here at one and returning at three o’clock. The excursionists numbered about 1,400.


Fair Play, August 27, 1892

Born, on Monday, August 15, 1892, to the wife of Mr. Leon Bogy of St. Mary’s, a son.


Born, on Monday, August 22, 1892, to the wife of Mr. Louis Boyce of this city, a daughter.


Born, on Monday, August 22, 1892, to the wife of Mr. Antoine Sautot of Ste. Genevieve, a daughter.


Married, at the Catholic Church at River aux Vases, on Tuesday, August 23, 1892, Rev. Father Schulte officiating, Mr. Alois Steigerwald of St. Louis and Miss Mary L. Munier of River aux Vases.


Died, on Wednesday, August 24th, at his father’s residence, about a mile north of this city, of typhoid fever, Benjamin Grieshaber, youngest son of Mr. Killiam Grieshaber, aged eleven years and six months. The remains were interred in the Valley Spring Catholic cemetery on Thursday morning, Rev. Father A. J. Huttler performing the last ceremony.


Fair Play, September 3, 1892

Born, on Tuesday, August 23, 1892, to the wife of Mr. Francis L. Jokerst of this city, a daughter.


On Friday evening the youngest daughter of Mr. Henry Stolte fell from Hauck’s bridge, a distance of about eighteen feet. The little girl received several severe gashes on the face and was immediately taken to Dr. Carssow’s who sewed up the wounds.


Born, on Thursday, September 1st, 1892, to the wife of Mr. Ashley Clark of this city, a daughter.


Fair Play, September 10, 1892

Mr. Franz Klein, formerly of this city, and a brother of Mr. Matthew Klein, died in St. Louis on Wednesday, September 7th. The remains were brought here  Thursday night and interred in the Valle Spring Catholic Cemetery on Friday after a funeral High Mass had been sung by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout.


Mr. John W. Roth and Miss Rose E. Huck and Mr. Valentine A. Roth and Miss Mary A. Huck were united in the holy bonds of matrimony at the Catholic Church at Zell last Tuesday, September 6th, 1892, Rev. Father H. Pigge performing the ceremony. High Mass was sung at 9:30 A. M. by Father Pigge and the choir was assisted by Messrs. Hunold, Steigle and Huck of this city. After the ceremony the wedding party repaired to the home of the bride’s parents to partake of an excellent dinner which had been prepared for them. The presents received were numerous and handsome, numbering over two hundred. The brides are the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Huck and the grooms are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. William Roth of Zell. The Fair Play extends congratulations and wishes for the young people a long life of peace and happiness.


Minnith News.

Mr. Thomas Heberlie has purchased the Warner farm on the Saline from Mrs. Ann McKee.

Mr. Clinton C. Robertson is well pleased this evening. His wife presented him with a fine boy.



Mrs. Rebecca B. McDowell, wife of R. P. McDowell, died at her home in Perry County, Mo., four miles Southwest of St. Mary, Mo., on Friday, August 26th, 1892, at the age of forty-four years and 24 days. Mrs. McDowell, whose maiden name as Rebecca A. Anderson, was born in Ste. Genevieve county on the 2nd day of August, 1848, and was married December 26, 1867 to R. P. McDowell. The deceased, besides her husband, leaves eight children, six boys and two girls to mourn the too early loss of a loving mother.


Mrs. McDowell was born, raised and married in Ste. Genevieve county near the line between Perry and Ste. Genevieve. Mr. R. P. McDowell immigrated to the State of Texas in the autumn of 1872, but not being favorably impressed with the country, returned to Ste. Genevieve county in 1874, and thence to Mine La Motte in Madison county where he remained two years, when he purchased a farm in Ste. Genevieve county adjoining the old homestead of Mrs. McDowell; at this place he remained until 1892, at which time he sold his farm and purchased another in Perry County, Mo., on which he moved last April. Mrs. McDowell appreciated her new home very much, and made many friends during her short stay. Here attached husband spared no effort or expense within his means to preserve her life, it seemed that no medical attention could check the dreadful disease, or stay the heavy hand of death. So she passed away from the scene of those domestic duties which she faithfully and lovingly performed, leaving a vacancy never to be filled in the home which she made happy by her many virtues, and a wound in the heart of her devoted husband which shall never be healed on this side of the grave. (lengthy editorial of her character not transcribed).

It is another striking instance of the uncertainty of life and the futility of building hopes on the rewards of this world. Her remains were laid to rest in the Catholic Cemetery at St. Mary’s, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. Father Wynne.


Fair Play, September 17, 1892

Died, in this city on Monday, Sept. 12, 1892, of consumption, Mr. William Weiss, aged 26 years. The remains were interred in the Lutheran cemetery on Wednesday, September 14, Rev.______Miller of St. Louis, performing the last ceremony.


Fair Play, September 24, 1892

Born, on Wednesday, September 21, 1892, to the wife of Mr. Henry Thomure of this city, a daughter.


Fair Play, October 1, 1892

Miss Josephine Berry, formerly with the firm of F. Denota, St. Louis, makes a specialty of ladies hairdressing and cutting childrens hair. Residence on Second street, near South Gabourie creek.


Fair Play, October 8, 1892

Sneak thieves broke into the residence of Mr. Francis L. Jokerst Thursday night and stole a few loaves of bread, some eggs and a quantity of milk. They effected an entrance by cutting a slat in the window blind.


Died, in St. Louis on Sunday, October 2, 1892, at 5 o’clock P. M. Mrs. Julia Operle, aged 69 years. Mother of Mrs. Jens Lanenborg, Mr. Fred. Operle, Mr. John Operle, Miss Julia Operle, Mr. Lucas Operle, and grandmother of Jens Lanenborg, Jr.

Born, on Wednesday, October 5th, 1892, to the wife of Mr. Joseph Effrien of this city, a daughter.


Quarrytown, about four miles below this city, was visited by a fire last Monday which destroyed the dwelling houses of Joseph Schirman and Caspar Kohm, together with the contents. The fire originated from a defective flue in Mr. Schirman’s house.


Fair Play, October 15, 1892

Married, in this city, on Wednesday, October 12, 1892, by ‘Squire William F. Cox, Mr. James Totterson of Ste. Genevieve and Miss Margaret Hollida of Minnith, this county.

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Wedding bells this morning October 4th announces the joyous event of the marriage of Mr. Henry Moreau and Miss Sophia Ronnenberg, Rev. Father Krevet officiating. The groom was attended by Mr. Joseph Schiffendecker and the bride by her handsome sister, Miss Mary Ronnenberg.  The bride is the accomplished daughter of Mr. Fred. Ronnenberg of Modoc, Ill., and the groom is one of Prairie du Rocher’s industrious young men. Their future home will be in Herculaneum, Mo.  They will be sadly missed by their numerous friends and relatives here.


Fair Play, October 22, 1892

Born, on Sunday, October 16, 1892, to the wife of Mr. August Krump of this city, twins--a boy and a girl.


Died, in this city, on Friday, October 14, 1892, Mrs. Joseph Johnson (colored). The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery Saturday afternoon at three o’clock. Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout performing the last ceremonies.


Mr. Valentine Rottler announces this week as a candidate for Associate Justice of the County Court from the First District, composed of Ste. Genevieve and Jackson townships. Mr. Rottler received the nomination for that office at the late Republican Convention held in this city and will run as strong a race as an candidate on the ticket. This district has a Democratic majority of about 250 votes.


Fair Play, October 29, 1892

Minnith News.

Died, of diphtheria, little Eloie Coffelt, daughter of Isaac and Sarah Coffelt, aged 6 years. Her remains were interred near the Saline church.


Miss Zoe Ziegler and Mr. Leon Herman were married at the residence of the bride’s mother about two miles from Ste. Genevieve last Wednesday evening, October 26, Rev. Father Ziegler of St. Louis performing the ceremony. The wedding was very private, only the immediate relatives being invited. A reception was held on Thursday afternoon. The Fair Play extends congratulations and wishes for them a life of happiness.


Married, in this city, on Wednesday, October 26th, by Judge Koehler, Mr. Henry Pratte of St. Louis and Miss Clara Holmes of Minnith, this county.


Fair Play, November 5, 1892

Married, on Tuesday, NOvember 1, 1892, by ‘Squire Cox, Hiram Welkers of Chester, Ill., and Rose Coffman of this place (both colored).


Burgette Bogy, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Bogy of St. Mary’s, died on October 26th, aged two months.


Fair Play, November 12, 1892

The infant son of Joseph Johnson (colored) died last Friday and was buried on Saturday.


Died, at Meyer’s Hotel in this city, on Friday, November 4, 1892, of heart disease, Mr. Peter Mai, aged 77 years.


Mrs. Armenia Byington was removed to Potosi last Thursday and placed in jail there to await her trial for murder.


Died, in this city, on Friday, November 4, 1892, Richard Woods (colored) known to everybody in Ste. Genevieve as “Uncle Dick.” He had been ill for only a few days previous to his death and died from old age, being over 92 years old at the time of his death. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery on Sunday afternoon at two o’clock, Rev. Father C. L. can Tourenhout performing the last ceremony.


Death of Mr. Walter McCarty.

From the DeSoto Gazette.


On Monday, Oct. 24th, Mr. Walter McCarty, a farmer residing near Kinsey, Ste. Genevieve county, met with an accident which has since resulting in his death. Mr. McCarty, accompanied by his son, was returning with a wagon load of baled hay from near Bloomsdale when his horses took fright at some hogs belonging to young John  Burnette, with whom he had stopped to talk. After they had run about forty yards Mr. McCarty was thrown violently, his body lodging between the wagon hub and a tree, injuring his breast badly.


Mr. Burnette, assisted by the unfortunate man’s son, extricated him with difficulty, and he was conveyed to his home in Mr. Burnette’s spring wagon. Dr. Bradfield of Rush Tower, who was sent for, declared him to have been injured internally beyond hope of recovery, and though the victim and his friends still entertained strong hopes, the doctor’s predictions proved true, for the injured man died at four o’clock in the morning of the following Wednesday.


His remains were interred on Thursday in the Charter Church cemetery. The funeral was very largely attended. The deceased was born on the Plattin in this county and resided there until his death. He was nearly 61 years of age. On March 15, 1892, he married Sarah Ann Vinyard, who bore him three sons and five daughters, all of whom still survive to mourn the loss of a good and loving husband and father.


Fair Play, November 19, 1892

Married, on Wednesday, November 16, 1892, by Rev. Father C. L. an Tourenhout, at the Catholic Church in this city, Mr. Lawrence Herzog and Miss Josephine Roth, both of Ste. Genevieve.


While threshing pecans in Mr. Felix Rozier’s lot on Main street last Sunday morning, Joseph Johnson (colored) fell from the tree on a picket fence and received injuries from which he died Sunday evening at eight o’clock.  The limb on which he was standing broke and he fell a distance of thirty feet, landing on the fence, two of the pickets running into his body several inches. Medical aid was immediately called and everything possible was done to relieve his sufferings. Mr. Johnson lost his wife just one month ago and he now leaves six small children to mourn their loss. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic Cemetery Wednesday afternoon at three o’clock, Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout performing the last ceremonies.


Fair Play, November 26, 1892

The trial of Irv. Byington for the murder of Henry Pigg was called at Farmington last week and a change of venue was taken to this city.


Married, on Wednesday, November 23,  1892, at the Catholic Church in this city, Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout officiating, Miss Amelia Huber and Joseph Geiler, both of this place.


Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Weiler were treated to a surprise Thursday evening, the occasion being the twentieth anniversary of their marriage--known as the china wedding. A large crowd was present and spent an enjoyable evening.


Fair Play, December 3, 1892

Typhoid fever is epidemic St. Louis. Two hundred and fifteen new cases were reported last Saturday or a total for the week of nine hundred and thirty. The death rate is very light.


Andy Wilder, this week put up a telephone line between Little Rock landing and the telegraph office.


Died, in St. Louis, on Sunday, Nov. 27, 1892, at 5 A. M., after a lingering illness, John F. Zeisler, aged 27 years, beloved husband of Minnie Zeisler, nee Piliz, formerly of Ste. Genevieve. The funeral occured Tuesday, November 29, at 2 P. M., from residence 711 Soulard street.


Fair Play, December 10, 1892


Mr. Ferd. Moser celebrated his fifty-sixth birthday last Monday. In the evening the string band of this city treated Mr. Moser to a serenade and were royally entertained by their host.


Died, in St. Louis, of diptheria, on Tuesday morning, December 6, 1892, at two o’clock, Ella A. infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Munsch, aged three years and eight months. Mr. Munsch has lost three children in the past two years of the same disease.


Minnith News.

Born, on Sunday, November 20, 1892, to the wife of Mr. Charles W. Voelker, a son.


Fair Play, December 17, 1892

Died, in St. Louis, on December 2, 1892, of congestion of the lungs, Mrs. Emma Rudolph, daughter of Mrs. Hiram Berry of this city.


News reached here this week of the death of Mr. Frank Brickey on Prairie du Rocher who died on Monday, December 12th.


Died, in St. Louis, of typhoid fever, Peter LaRose, son of Eli LaRose of Weingarten, Mo., at the age of 24 years and 24 days, after an illness of 10 days. The remains were interred at French Village, Mo.


Minnith News.

Born, to the wife of Mr. John Brown, on Nov. 26, a daughter.


Fair Play, December 24, 1892

Mr. Frank Deck, for many years watchman at the Cone Mills, died of congestion at his home in this city last Monday, December 19th. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery on Wednesday afternoon.


Mr. Louis Sennerich, of Ste. Genevieve, spent a few days in Festus this week. He leaves tonight for his home, but tells us he expects to return in a short time and make his future home in Festus. Mr. Sennerich is a fine gentleman and a good mechanic and we wish him success should he become one of us.  Festus Chronicle.


Born, on Thursday, December 22, 1892, to the wife of Mr. Wm. W. Wilder of this city, a son.


Typhoid fever is raging in the vicinity of Ste. Genevieve. Seven in the family of Mr. Joseph Langhardt are down with the disease, and we are informed that there are several cases at Mr. William Roth’s. Several families around Bloomsdale are also afflicted with the disease.


Prairie du Rocher Mourns.

One of the oldest and leading citizens of our ancient village passed away after a lingering illness of some months duration, the father and standard bearer of that community. At six o’clock in the evening of Monday December the 12, gave up all earthly cares, and now his hands are folded in eternal rest. After four score years or more of usefullness, Franklin W. Brickey the friend of the community, the poor man’s benefactor is no more. Mr. Brickey will be sadly missed by his family, relatives and friends, and no one can be found who can take his place. He for many years conducted and successfully managed the leading business affairs and interests of that village. For years proprietor of one of the largest and most successful flouring mills in the country which he run with unquestionable success. He was the owner and proprietor of one of the leading mercantile establishments there; conducted the landing called Fort Charter’s one of the oldest landings on the river for a number of years. His land possessions were very rich and extensive, possessed of abundance of the world’s goods, he leaves his family consisting of a wife and two sons in very comfortable circumstance. Many a poor man in and about Prairie du Rocher will miss the charitable distributing hand of his. Many a poor lonely widow with a large family to raise, will kneel in silent prayer for the repose of the soul of this illustrious benefactor. His sons will look back with pride to the plain honest and industrious life he set before them, an exemplary life devoted to the interests of his family, and to the benefit of the surrounding community. His devoted wife will recall with vivid recollection of reminiscences of his past life, as a kind cherisable and devoted husband and father. His remains were laid to rest in the family vault near his residence at one o’clock, December 14, followed by a large concourse of friends. Thus the old land marks of that ancient French village, one by one pass away. Red Bud Democrat.


Southeast Missouri.


William H. Coleman, cashier of the Doe Run Lead Company, died at his home in Doe Run on December 9th of consumption.


Spotted Wolf is at Perryville advertising his medicines.


A death under very sad circumstances is reported from near Sabula. On Sunday of last week B. F. Bone, an old resident died at his home near Hogan. He had been sick but a short time and when his brother William, who lives near Sabula, was advised of the fact, he fell down dead. Both men were troubled with heart disease. Ironton Register.


Fair Play, December 31, 1892

Born, on Monday, December 5, 1892, to the wife of Mr. Grover Clevlen of Poplar Bluff, a son.


Mr. John Roseman and Miss Annie Solf were married at St. Mary’s on Wednesday, December 28th.


Married, in this city on Wednesday, December 28, 1892, by Probate Judge Koehler, Mr. William Cole and Miss Mattie Layton, and Mr. Frank Shatron and Miss Annie Layton all of St. Mary’s.

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