Fair Play; 1896 (Jan 4 – Dec 26)

Fair Play, January 4, 1896

Born, on Wednesday, January 1, 1896, to the wife of City Marshal Berry, a son.


A son was born to Mrs. Joseph Seysler of this city on Saturday, December 14th, 1895.


Born, on Wednesday, December 18, 1895, to the wife of Mr. Irving Byington, a son.


We are informed that Mr. Henry Wroth sustained a stroke of paralysis on Wednesday of this week.


The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Wroth died on Saturday, December 28th, aged four days.


The remains of Mr. Christian Luck, who died in this city on November 18, 1879, a little over sixteen years ago, were disinterred last Saturday and brought to St. Louis to be placed in the family burial ground in that city.


Died, in this city, on Sunday, December 29, 1895, Millie St. Cry (colored) aged about eighty-five years. The remains were interred in the Vale Spring Catholic cemetery on Tuesday morning.


Died, on Friday, January 3, 1896, of membranous croup Thomas Anthony, son of Henry N. and Mary J. Gisi, aged 11 months and 4 days.


The following announcement of the marriage of Mrs. Louis Hardy of this city to Capt. Wm. Baxter of St. Louis, is taken from Wednesday’s Globe Democrat The marriage took place at Clayton, Mo.


Capt. William Baxter, a well-known river man, who has been employed on the Government steamers of the Mississippi River improvement department, under Maj. Allen, in the capacity of mate for the past twenty years, was married to Mrs. Mary Louise Hardy, a comely little brunette of 30. Capt. Baxter is 53, but says that he feels the fires of youth still burning in his veins. HIs first wife has been dead just one year and Mrs. Hardy has been a widow for the same length of time. They lost no time in getting their license, and hastened to the residence of Rev. J. W. Robinson, who celebrated the bans. When found last night by a Globe Democrat reporter at his temporary home, 2711 Caroline street, where they are boarding with William Thomure, the bride’s brother, who is a motorman on the Park avenue line, he said: “There’s no mystery about our marriage. We went out to Clayton, so as to keep it quiet, but we did not elopa.  I’ll just tell you all there is in it. I’m a young man yet, only 53, and my wife’s been dead a whole year, and I couldn’t stand it to be alone any longer so I just laid off a month ago to rest up, and Mrs. Hardy, with whom I became acquainted in Ste. Genevieve, came up here to visit her brother, and we went out today and got married. We are going to spend our honeymoon among the orange groves down in Florida, and then we’ll come back here to live”. Mrs. Baxter has two children, 4 and 6 years of age, respectively, by her former husband, who died in Alton, Ill.


Fair Play, January 11, 1896

Died, on Friday, January 10, 1896, of typhoid fever, Mr. Lawrence Ritter, aged about 45 years.


Married, at Bloomsdale, Mo., on Tuesday, January 7, 1896, by Rev. Father M. Helmbacher, Miss Emily Morice of Bloomsdale and Mr. Louis Wilder of this city. A wedding ball and supper was given at the residence of the bride’s parents in the evening.


The infant daughter of Mr. Vallee Harold died at the family home on North 3d street Sunday, aged about 5 months. The little one, in feeble health from birth, died of pulmonary trouble. The remains were taken to Greenville Monday afternoon, there to be laid to rest beside its mother who passed away when the baby was about six weeks old.--Shelbyville Union.


Fair Play, January 18, 1896

Mr. August Morice died at his home near Bloomsdale on Thursday, January 9, 1896.


A daughter was born to the wife of Mr. John Classen of this city on Tuesday, January 7, 1896.


Sam Bond, formerly city attorney, and who has been employed for the past year in Attorney E. A. Rozier’s office in our town, departed for Perryville Monday where he has established an office for the practice of his profession. Sam is a bright young man and will no doubt make a success at his new home. He takes with him the best wishes of the people of Ste. Genevieve.


Charles A. Basler, son of Mr. Jacob Basler, died in this city of pneumonia, on Thursday morning, January 16, 1896, at the age of twenty years, one months and twenty-three days. The remains will be interred in the Catholic cemetery at River aux Vases at ten o’clock this morning.


Mr. Benj. Wilson and Miss Katie Hazel, both of this city, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony  on Tuesday afternoon, January 14th, 1896, at three o’clock, in the Catholic Church, Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout officiating.


Mr. Naree LaChance and wife of Bonne Terre paid a visit to our city last Sunday. This was Naree’s first visit to his old home sine he became a Benedict, and he, of course, met with a hearty reception from all his friends. Naree is now foreman of the Bonne Terre Democrat Register, the best paying paper in Southeast Missouri.


The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. William Kaiser of New Offenburg died on Wednesday, 15th inst., of membraneous croup.


Died, in St. Louis on Thursday, January 9, 1896, Nere V. Rozier, aged 43 years. The deceased was a son of the late Mr. Ferdinand Rozier.


Mrs. Harriette Rozier, wife of Mr. Ferd Rozier, deceased, died at her home in St. Louis on Saturday last, 11th inst., at the age of 76 years.


Mr. Edward Chardin and Miss Louise M. Sexauer were married at three o’clock on Monday afternoon, January 13, 1896, at the residence of the bride’s parents, a few miles from town, by Father C. L. van Tourenhout, in the presence of a large number of invited relatives and friends. The groomsmen were William Sexauer, August Oberle and William  F. Sexauer, and the bride was assisted by Misses Dora Boyer, Philomene Sexauer and Fannie Sexauer. A sumptious wedding supper was served after the marriage ceremony and at night the guests enjoyed themselves by dancing and merry-making until the wee hours of the morning. The wedding presents were handsome and numerous, which shows the esteem in which this young couple were held by their many friends. The bride is the popular daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Felix Sexauer, and the groom, Edward Chardin, is well and favorably known in our city, having for some time been connected with the firm of Jokerst & Bro. as salesman and assistant tailor. Mr. and Mrs. Chardin have rented rooms in Ste. Genevieve where they will at once go to housekeeping. May their wedded life be one of happiness is our wish.



Bloomsdale, Mo, Jan. 13, 1896

Editor Fair Play:--My attention was called to an item in the Fair Play of Saturday, January 11, 1896 in which I am mentioned as officiating at the Wilder-Maurice wedding.


To obviate any misunderstanding among Catholics and non-Catholics, I wish to state that as a Catholic priest I could not solemnize a wedding in which one of the contracting parties is bound to a former marriage by a living consort.


“What God has joined together let no man put assunder” has ever been the teaching of Christ and his church and no Priest, Bishop or Pope can alter this divine law.


England might be Catholic to this day if the Pope had granted the privilege of divorce to Henry VIII. The fact that our county is blessed with less divorces than the surrounding counties is a proof that the special doctrine of the church is well understood by Catholics.-- M. Helmbacher, Pastor.


Bloomsdale News.

Died, on Friday, January 10, 1896, Mrs. Louis Rey. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon. A large number of friends and relatives were in attendance.


Married, on Tuesday 14th inst., Mr. Theodore Carron and Miss Maggie Morice, both of Bloomsdale. After the ceremony all repaired to the home of the bride’s parents where a fine supper was served, followed by a ball which lasted until three o’clock next morning. The presents received were handsome and numerous. (Not transcribed).


The groomsmen were Edgar Drury, Albert Drury and John Boyer, of Festus, and the bridesmaids were Misses Dora Drury, Ellen Morice and Nora Boyer.


Fair Play, January 25, 1896

Mr. Simon Burgert died at his residence about five miles north of Ste. Genevieve on Wednesday morning, January 22, 1896, of inflammation of the bowels, at the age of sixty-one years, after an illness of only four days. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery on Thursday morning after a funeral High Mass had been sung for the repose of his soul by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout. The deceased leaves a wife and six children to mourn his loss.


The burning out of a flue in County Clerk LeCompte’s residence Thursday brought the fire department to the scene. It was seen at once that there was no danger of the house catching afire and the engine was brought back to headquarters.



On Sunday evening, January 19, 1896, at the home of his parents in this city, Adolph, youngest son of Joseph and Elizabeth Amoreaux, died at the age of 19 years and 2 months.  His remains were laid to rest in the Valle Spring cemetery Tuesday afternoon, where a large number of relatives and friends witnessed the last sad rites, Father Van Tourenhout officiating.


Although the deceased had long been a sufferer from the fell hand of a lingering sickness, he bore his affliction with a christian resignation and fortitude. The end came suddenly, a mournful and untimely shock to loving relatives and anxious friends.


Adolph was an industrious and moral young man, well deserving of the respect and esteem in which he was justly held by all who knew him. He was up until the time of his death able to walk and seemed in his usual, if not better health and spirits. The sorrowing family have the heartfelt sympathy of the community in this, their hour of sadness and bereavement, and may the soul of the departed repose in peace.


Fair Play, February 1, 1896

A marriage license was issued this week to Fred. Bittick of Kinsey and Julia Carron of French Village.



Died, Mrs. Rachel Womack nee McDaniel, wife of Frank Womack at her home about three miles from Coffman, of pneumonia, on January 1, at 12:30 P. M., aged 67 years 7 months and 11 days. The deceased died after a brief illness, and the remains were interred in Sand Creek cemetery. The funeral was largely attended by sorrowful friends and relatives. Mrs. Womack was born at Fayetteville, North Carolina, May 20, 1829. Her father emigrated to Saline Township, Ste. Genevieve county, in 1890. There she grew to womanhood at the age of 20 years, she married F. M. Womack, on March 20, 1849.  She was a loving wife and tender mother; she was ever foremost to lend a helping hand to those in sickness and distress. The deceased was the  mother of nine children, seven girls and two boys, who with kind friends and neighbors do all in their power to comfort the bereaved husband who feels his loss so deeply as he is old and feeble and a veteran of two wars.


Fair Play, February 8, 1896

Born, on Wednesday, February 5, 1896, to the wife of Dr. J. B. Roberts, a son.


Mrs. John Benham was declared insane by a jury in Probate Judge Rozier’s court Thursday afternoon.


John Albert, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Ziegler of East St. Louis, died on Monday, February 3, 1896.


Died, in St. Louis, on Sunday, February 2, 1896, Myrtle, daughter of John and Mary Nauman, aged 11 months and 22 days.


Marriage licenses were issued this week to Frank C. Huck and Caroline Schmelzle of Zell, and to Wm. Brig and Anna K. Jokerst of St. Mary’s.


Ellis, the seventeen year old son of Mr. Roman Hazel, of this city, died on Monday, February 3, 1896, of typhoid fever. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery on Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock.


Fair Play, February 15, 1896

A son was born to Mrs. Thomas D. Godfrey of this city on Thursday, February 13, 1896.


The wife of Mr. Joseph Schmelzle who lives near Zell, died at her home on Tuesday, 11th inst.


Sheriff Biel will leave for Fulton tomorrow to convey Mrs. John Benham to the insane asylum at that place.


Died, of pneumonia, on Saturday, February 8, 1896, Miss Mary A. Hoog, aged eighteen years and six months. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at River aux Vases.


Married, on Monday, February 10, 1896, by Probate Judge Rozier of this city, Mr. Amos Todisman and Miss Sheriney Holladay of Minnith.


Mr. and Mrs. Leon Jokerst celebrated the 27th anniversary of their marriage last Sunday. An excellent dinner was served to a number of invited friends.


Recorder Koehler issued a marriage license this week to John McKee of Ste. Genevieve and Ida Gimleers of Kaskaskia.


Fair Play, February 29, 1896

The five months’ old child of Mr. and Mrs. John Lorenz died on Friday last, 21st inst.


Born, on Sunday, February 23, 1896, to the wife of Mr. Henry I. Kohm of this city, a son.


The sixteen month’s old child of Mr. and Mrs. George Kuhn died on Monday last, February 24th.


Mrs. Wm. H. Conner of Prairie du Rocher was called to the bedside of her mother, Mrs. Clementine Boverie, who has been dangerously ill all week. We are glad to state that Mrs. Boverie is improving.


Mr. John L. Bogy, Jr., succeeded in passing his examination in pharmacy at Springfield, Ill., and will soon embark in the drug business at Prairie du Rocher.


A daughter was born to Mrs. Paul Bond of Perryvilee (formerly Miss Constance Rozier of our city) on Saturday, February 22nd, 1896.


One of the oldest residents of St. Francois County, Mr. Francis Au Buchon, of French Village, was found dead in his bed Sunday, the result of heart failure. He was just a month past 84 years, and was a native of Ste. Genevieve County, and had lived in St. Francois County nearly all his life. His wife died a few years ago. He left eight children, thirty-one grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren.


One of the leading social events of the season was the marriage Tuesday of Mr. Jerry B. Burks, a promising young lawyer of our city, and Miss Daisy Koen, one of Farmington’s most charming young ladies. The marriage ceremony took place at the home of the bride, and was performed by Rev. Ruffner. The house was very tastefully decorated with flowers and evergreens. The bride was attired in an exquisite traveling gown, and carried with her a beautiful bunch of bridal roses. The attendants were Miss Cora Highley and Mr. Will Harlan. A number of guests were present to wish them joy and happiness, as also does the Herald.--Farmington Herald.


Married, in this city, at the residence of Mr. James Shaw, on Wednesday, March 4, 1896, by ‘Squire Wm. F. Cox, Mr. Patrick H. Coffman and Miss Gussie Brewster, both of Minnith, this county.


Mr. Joseph Moreau of Prairie du Rocher and Mr. Charles Moreau of St. Louis attended the funeral of their mother in our city Sunday afternoon.


Married, on Thursday, March 5, 1896, by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout, Mr. Felix Bogy and Miss Theresa Burch. The Fair Play extends congratulations.


Miss Barbara Rhinehardt of St. Louis arrived here Saturday to attend the funeral of Mr. Jacob Yealy which occurred Sunday afternoon.


We are pained to learn of the death of Mr. William H. Kerr’s mother, who died at her home near Prairie du Rocher last Sunday.


Mr. Oliver Karst and Miss Roxzie Tucker were married at St. Mary’s last Friday, February 28, 1896, by Rev. Father Wagner.


Bloomsdale News.

Jesse Boyer of Valle Mines was the guest of Wm. J. Boyer last Saturday and Sunday. He came to see his sisters, Mrs. Wm. J. Boyer and Miss Marselite Boyer. It being seventeen years since they had seen each other, consequently as Jesse was only two years old when, on account of their father’s death, they separated.


Died, at his residence in this city on Friday, February 28, 1896, at 8:45 o’clock P.M., of paralysis, Mr. Jacob Yealy, aged 81 years and two months.


Mr. Yealy was born at Oberralbfn in the Schwartzwald, Germany, on December 14, 1814, and came to America when about four years of age, settling in Pennsylvania where he lived six years. He then moved to Missouri and resided here up to the time of his death. On November 9, 1847, he was married to Miss Mary Ann Winkler who bore him six children, one son and five daughters, all of whom are living. When the war broke out Mr. Yealy enlisted in the army and served two years and eleven months, and was mustered out in September, 1865.


The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery on Sunday afternoon at one o’clock, Rev. Father Weiss officiating at the last sad rites. The deceased was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and the J. Felix St. James Post G. A. R..



On Saturday, February 29, 1896, at one o’clock P. M., Mrs. Clementine Boverie, widow of the late John N. Boverie, departed this life.


Mrs. Boverie was the daughter of Clement and Constance Detchemendy, and was born in Ste. Genevieve, on November 1, 1819, and was in her seventy-seventh year at the time of her death. She leaves children surviving her, John L, Jules E, Benjamin Clement, sons, and Constance, daughter, wife of William H. Conner of Prairie du Rocher, Ill. Two of her children, (Adolph, who died February 16, 1875, and Katie, wife of Henry S. Shaw, deceased March 1, 1888) departed this life before their mother.


At an early age Mrs. Boverie, then a young and inexperienced girl, lost her mother and found herself confronted with the care and education of her younger sisters, to which duty she addressed herself with the devotion and self-reliance that characterized her throughout her whole life.


After her marriage to Mr. Boverie, she was still an advisor and mother to the younger members of her family, and in the cares of motherhood and the rearing of her own children, the death first of one of her sisters, then of a daughter-in-law and finally of her own daughter Katie, successively added infant charged to her ample affection and fostering care. To all of this with assiduous zeal and unmurmuring devotion the late Mrs. Boverie gave out of her abundant store of gentle love and patient, christian, philantrophy the best and latest years of  a grand and noble life. Her whole personality was ever sunk in exertions and labor of helpfulness for others, and Madonna like, the appeals of infancy found a ready welcome and an abiding place in her great and generous heart.


Plain, simple, unostentatious in her manner of life; indifferent to the frivolities that characterizes so much of the selfishness of our earlier life, she used but little of her means for herself, yet to the poor, the unfortunate and the dependent of every condition in life she was  a store-house of ever ready succor and prompt relief. (A lengthy editorial on her life was not transcribed).


Mrs. Josephine E. Moreau, widow of the late Francis J. Moreau died at her home in Ste. Genevieve on Saturday at 8:30 P. M., February 29, 1896, of pneumonia, at the age of sixty-one years. Mrs. Moreau was the daughter of Cyrus and Melinda Kimmel of Cape Girardeau and a sister of Dr. Cyrus Kimmel of Kansas City. She was born on the 9th of April 1835, and was married to Mr. Francis J. Moreau at Apple Creek, Cape Girardeau county, on July 8, 1852. Ten children were born of this union, three of whom are dead: Louise, died July, 1884; Mary, January 27, 1886, and Francis C., September 28, 1893. Her husband departed this life on January 11th, 1874.


The funeral took place from the Catholic Church on Sunday afternoon, at four o’clock, a large concourse of mourning friends and relatives followed the body to its last resting place. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery, Rev. Father Weiss officiating.


Womack Items.

Married, at the home of the bride’s parents, on February 4th, 1896, by Rev. Hainsworth, Miss Mary Ann Lenz to Mr. Henry Westerman.


Mr. G. M. Bilderback, one of our prominent citizens, was stricken with paralysis while coming from Mine la Motte on February 4th. He lived until February 12th. His remains were interred in the Libertyville cemetery. Mr. Bilderback leaves a wife and six children to mourn his loss. Peace to his ashes.


Fair Play, March 14, 1896

Frank Buff, employed on the farm of James Difani, near St. Mary’s was instantly killed on Friday, February 28th. He was driving a spirited team attached to a harrow, on which he was riding. The horses became frightened and ran away, throwing Buff with great force to the ground. When found he was dead.



At their home near Minnith, probably the oldest couple in Ste. Genevieve county, passed peacefully away on the 5th and 7th inst., Mr. and Mrs. James Hand. Mrs. Hand died on the 5th inst. at 12:45 o’clock P. M., Mr. Hand followed fifty hours and fifteen minutes later.


Mrs. Hand, nee Young was born in Kentucky, November  6, 1820, at which place she remained ten years when the family emigrated to Missouri where on September 27, 1836, she married Mr. James Hand in the town of Ste. Genevieve and settled at New Bourbon, where they lived till 1848, when they moved to their present home in Saline township near Minnith. Sixty years or more of self-sacrifice and devotion to the truest and highest philanthrophy had so sublimated her beautiful personality that when at last the shadow of death came over the horizon of her gentle life she passed from the gloom of the finite to the never ending light of eternity, gently and peacefully, with the consciousness that her labors were done and rest well earned.


Mr. Hand was born in Pennsylvania July 15, 1814; removed to Illinois when 9 years, old in which State he lived two years and on the death of his mother removed to Missouri near Ste. Genevieve, where he met and married his help mate who succeeded him only a few hours in death. Seven children survive them, all of whom are married and have families. Eliza Leiterman, the youngest daughter of deceased, remained by the bedside of her father and mother during their sickness which lasted about two weeks, and with the aid of the family physician everything was done to prolong the life of the old couple, but to no avail.


Their remains were followed by quite a number of friends and relatives to the family cemetery where they were placed side by side. May they rest in peace.


Fair Play, March 21, 1896

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Frichette on Thursday, March 19, 1896.


Born, on Tuesday, March 17, 1896, to the wife of Mr. Robert Montier of this city, a son.


Born, to the wife of Mr. Chas. Brader of this city on Wednesday, March 11, 1896, a daughter.


Born, on Thursday, March 19, 1896, to the wife of Mr. Edward Singley of this city, a daughter.


Born, on Thursday, March 19, 1896, to the wife of Mr. Henry Burle, a daughter.


Died, on Monday, March 16th, 1896, at her home at Weingarten, Miss Felicia LaRose, daughter of Eli LaRose, aged 26 years, one month and four days. Miss LaRose came from Bonne Terre on a visit, was taken ill with the measles and died. The funeral occurred at River aux Vases.


Mr. Joseph Huber, formerly of Zell, this county died of consumption in St. Louis last Sunday, March 15th, at the age of thirty-three years. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Zell on Tuesday.


Ulam News.

Married, on Monday, March 16, 1896, Mr. Gus Beard, formerly of this county, but now of Sulphur Springs, Jefferson county, and Mrs. Hattie Miller nee Jones, of this place. The ceremony sas performed in Farmington. The wedding was a quiet one, only a few of the near relatives being present. A sumptuous supper was awaiting the couple on their return from Farmington to which ample justice was done, after which a few hours were spent in pleasant conversation.  Mr. Beard is a young man of industrious and of good character. Mrs. Beard his wife, is highly respected by all who know her. Success to the couple is the wish of the writer.


Fair Play, March 28, 1896

Eloy LaPlante, one of the inmates of the County Farm, died on Sunday, March 22, and was buried in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery on Monday.


Bloomsdale News.

Died, on 23rd of March, 1896, Miss Augustine Carron, daughter of Damas Carron, aged about 16 years.



Born, to the wife of Mr. John N. Kertz, nee Miss Mamie Carron, of Bloomsdale, on Saturday, March 7, 1896, a bouncing boy.


Died near Bloomsdale, Miss Augustine Carron, aged 17 years and 21 days.


Fair Play, April 4, 1896

Born, on Friday, April 3, 1896, to the wife of Mr. Joseph Bader, Jr., a daughter.


Born, on Friday, March 27, 1896, to the wife of Mr. Frank Meadows of this city, a son.


Born, on Sunday, March 22, 1896, to the wife of Mr. Smith S. Boyce of St. Louis, a daughter.


The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Zyriac Wipfler died Thursday and was buried Friday afternoon.


Died, at his home at Weingarten, Joseph Schaub, at the age of 38 years, leaving six children of whom the oldest, Johnny, is only 12 years old. Mr. Schaub was married to Josephine Boehle on October 23, 1881, and was a strong and healthy man up to last fall when his constitution was undermined by typhoid fever. On March 19, 1896, he was kicked by a young horse and a few days later he caught the measles and on March 26 died, being buried at Weingarten cemetery on Friday, March 27, 1896, amidst a great concourse of people.


Fair Play, April 11, 1896

The infant daughter of Mr. Joseph Bader died on Saturday last, 4th inst.


Died, on consumption, on Friday, April 3, 1896, Mrs. Andrew Kunkle. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery on Sunday afternoon.


Died, on Monday morning, April 6 1896, Casimere LeCompte, aged 79 years and six months. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery on Tuesday morning.


Miss Mary Schaff and Mr. Sylvester Rozier were married at St. Mary’s on Thursday morning, April 9, 1896, and departed immediately after the marriage ceremony for New Orleans on a bridal tour.


Mr. Leon Rudloff, who lives on Moreau’s Island, opposite Ste. Genevieve, met with a severe loss by fire Wednesday afternoon about two o’clock. The house he was living in burned to the ground with all its contents, leaving Mr. Rudloff without a thing in the world. The house was the property of Mr. Louis Naumann of this city.


Mr. George Murphy of Ste. Genevieve county, brother of Mr. John R. Murphy and half brother of Hon. Jasper N. Burks of this place, died at his home last Thursday, the 26th ult., aged about 65 years. He was born and reared in Ste. Genevieve county.--Farmington Times.


Died, suddenly on Friday, April 10, Jerry Collin, aged sixteen years.


Bloomsdale News.

Mr. Theodore Carron bought at the sale of the late deceased, Francis Aubuchon, of French Village, a very fine horse for Rev. Father Helmbacher. The horse was Mr. Aubuchon’s riding horse and is of a peculiar spotted color and a fine pacer.



Mr. Herman Lelie, one of our oldest and most respected citizens died of exzema on Monday night, April 6, 1896, a the advanced age of eighty-one years. Mr. Lelie was born on April 26, 1815, at Gorinchem, Holland, and was married to Miss Alida van Veen in 1840. Two sons were born to them, both of whom are living, Herman of St. Louis and Emile C. of this city.  Mr. and Mrs. Lelie came to America in 1849 and settled at Ste. Genevieve in 1854, where he followed the saddlery business up to the time of his death. In 1870 Mr. Lelie was elected county judge, which position he filled faithfully for twelve years. He was a devout Catholic and received the last sacraments of the Church before his death. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery on Wednesday morning after a funeral High Mass had been sung for the repose of the soul by Rev. Father Weiss.  R. I. P.


Fair Play, April 18, 1896

Mr. Cullen Duvall and Miss Pauline Townsend both of St. Mary’s, were married at the Catholic Church at that place on Tuesday, April 14th, Rev. Father Wagner officiating.


From Tuesdays papers we learn that a marriage license has been issued in St. Louis to Miss Anna Vogt of Ste. Genevieve and Paul Brown of St. Louis.


Married, in St. Louis on Wednesday, April 15, 1896, Mr. John Papin and Miss Mary Janis, formerly of Ste. Genevieve.


A daughter was born to the wife of Mr. Henry J. Huck, of St. Louis, on Sunday April 5, 1896.


Mr. Charles E. Donahoe, well known here, was accidentally killed in St. Louis on Monday, 13th inst.


Born, on Friday, April 10, 1896, to the wife of Mr. Gotfried Haug, of Ste. Genevieve, a son.


Born, on Tuesday, April 7, 1896, to the wife of Mr. Jacob Hurka, of New Offenburg, a son.


Miss Katie Haurie, formerly of this city, was married on April 7, at Bonne Terre to Mr. Leo Sohm.


The infant son of Etienne Robinson (colored) died in this city of measles last Sunday.


Sad Accident.

On Saturday morning, April 11, 1896, young LeClere Janis brought the sad intelligence to town that Felix J. LeCompte, youngest son of Mr. J. B. C. LeCompte of St. Louis, had accidently shot himself on the other side of Baumstark’s Island on the shore of the main current of the Mississippi.  Two doctors were hastily summoned and could only confirm the fact that life was extinct from the very moment when the gun was discharged, the entire load having penetrated the center of the heart, and the inquest held decided accordingly. Young Felix had been spending last winter at Weingarten and was on his way to his home at St. Louis when the angel of death called him to his heavenly home. Having been born and raised in Ste. Genevieve it was but natural for him to spend a few days with his many young friends, and as Santa Claus had brought him a fine new gun it seemed to be the ambition of his last days on earth to have some game to bring home to his St. Louis friends. With this idea in his mind he visited the Island at early dawn with LeClere Janis, deposited his gun in a skiff, and when ready to use the weapon, the hammer accidentally caught on the seat of the skiff, and the gun discharged blowing out a young and promising life--throwing a gloom over the whole town and carrying mourning and sadness into a happy family. LeClere did all in his power to arouse his dead companion, threw water on the bleeding gash in the side, and finally ran to town for help. The corpse was removed to the residence of Mrs. Mary Janis where his sister Emma and later the whole family received the sincere condolence of the entire community.


Felix LeCompte was fifteen years of  age and the first child christened in the new Ste. Genevieve Church where he also made his first communion. A few years ago the family moved to St. Louis where with his brother Charles he attended the St. Louis University, taking a classical course which he pursued at Weingarten last winter under the direction of Father Huttler. In St. Louis he belonged to the military corps and was very fond of out-door exercises. He was a great favorite with all of his school companions and the beloved Benjamin of the whole family. He knew but the sunny side of life and was of a most happy disposition, making friends wherever he went by his polite manners. Fondled by his parents, encouraged by the caresses of his brothers and sisters, made happy by the friendship of his comrades, ignorant of the strife and disappointments of this world, God called him away less malice should enter his heart and the world corrupt his intellect.


The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon, April 12, after the last rites of the Church had been performed by Rev. Father van Tourenhout, who preached an eloquent and impressive sermon. The remains were followed to their last resting place by the sorrowing family, who had arrived from St. Louis, and by an enormous concourse of relatives and friends.


The only consolation left the parents, friends and relatives is to know that there is no death and that we all shall meet again on a fairer shore in a heavenly home.


Fair Play, April 25, 1896

Miss Minne Biel, daughter of Sheriff Biel, was married at Farmington last Sunday to Mr. E. Burgess, Rev. Rudy performed the ceremony.


Sheriff Biel departed for Fulton last Sunday to convey Mrs. Olive Carron to the asylum at that place.


Log Boone, the negro indicted for murder in Perry county, secured a change of venue to Ste. Genevieve on Monday and was brought here and lodged in jail Tuesday. His trial takes place next week.


Married, in this city by Rev. Father van Tourenhout on Tuesday, April 21, 1896, Mr. Joseph Gittinger of this place and Miss Annie Ginter of Salisbury. The couple left for Joplin on Wednesday where Mr. Gittinger is engaged in business.


Fair Play, May 2, 1896


Born, on Monday, April 20th, 1896, to the wife of Mr. Joseph Rehm of this city, a daughter.


Married, at Zell on Monday April 27, 1896, Rev. Father Pigge officiating, Mr. William Bequette and Miss Pauline Richer.


Married, at Weingarten on Tuesday, April 21st, Frank Hermann of Bloomsdale and Caroline Baumann of Weingarten The young couple will live on Mr. Valentine Hermann’s  place at Bloomsdale and make it their home.


Our young friend Robert W. Lanning, who has been attending the St. Louis Medical College, passed a successful examination last week and was granted a diploma Saturday evening. He has our best wishes for success.


Fair Play, May 9, 1896

Messrs. Andrew and Frank Siebert have purchased the Star Livery Stable of Gammon & Son. The Messrs. Gammon have not yet decided where they will go, but will very likely locate in some good Missouri town where they will engage in the livery business.


The nine months’ old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Heil died on Wednesday of this week. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery Thursday afternoon.


Mr. George Palmer died on Monday, May 5th, at the age of 64 years. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery on Tuesday.


On Monday, May 4, 1896, Weingarten Church witnessed the ceremony of the golden wedding of David Vaeth and Theresa, his wife, nee Hogenmiller. Mr. David Vaeth was born at Freundenberg, Baden, on the 14th of June ,1816, and came to America in 1840.  On May 4, 1846, he married Miss Theresa Hogenmiller, the sister of Major and Teacher Hogenmiller, and moved on the place on which they live at present. Mr. Vaeth followed the trade of a blacksmith in which he was very proficient as well as in his farming enterprise. Of their children four are living: Mrs. Regina Jokerst, widow of Bernard Jokerst, and Theresa, the wife of Louis A. Jokerst of Zell. The oldest son, Joe, in the popular owner of the Anvil Saloon in our city and the youngest is Mr. Henry Vaeth, our former assessor and at present candidate for the office of collector. May they live for many happy years is the sincere wish of their friends, relatives and neighbors.


The body of a young woman, apparently about twenty-five years of age, was discovered floating in the Mississippi river at this place Sunday morning by William Johnson, mail carrier for the Government Works. Mr. Johnson towed the body to shore and immediately notified the coroner, Dr. Rutledge. An inquest was held but no one seemed to know who the woman was, and as there was nothing about her by which her identity might be established, a verdict was returned accordingly--Unknown, cause of death, drowning. There were no marks about her person to indicate foul play and the body was turned over to Koetting & Hunold, undertakers, for burial. The body was dressed in a black skirt and waist with red yoke and cuffs, black hose and Dongola button shoes. On the right hand were two rings, one bearing the inscription on inside of band “J.J.D to A. W.,” and on left hand a plain gold ring. Some parties who viewed the body were of the opinion that it was Eliza Bowen, “The Queen of Happy Hollow,” who was drowned at St. Louis on April 25th. At the time of the drowning she was accompanied by a man by the name of Anderson, who is now under arrest charged with pushing her out of the boat. Pending further inquiry the body was interred in the city cemetery.


Born, on Friday, May 1, 1896, to the wife of Mr. Charles Naumann of this city, a daughter.


Born, on Saturday, May 2, 1896, to the wife of Mr. August Harte of this city, a daughter.


Born, on Monday, April 27, to Mrs. Charles Burgert, a son.


Born, on Sunday, April 26, to Mrs. Peter Wehner, a son.


Twins--both girls---were born to Mrs. J. S. Rickard on Wednesday, May 6, 1896. Both babies died shortly after birth.


A child was born to Mrs. Gus Burgert on Monday, May 3rd, 1896. The child died at birth.


Fair Play, May 16, 1896--No vital records.


Fair Play, May 23, 1896

Born, on Sunday, May 17, 1896, to the wife of Mr. Felix J. Rigdon of River aux Vases, a son.


Mrs. George Mayse had the misfortune to break her leg near the ankle last Friday morning.


Married, at the Catholic Church in this city on Monday May 18th, 1896, Mr. Gus Winston of this city and Miss Lena Roy of Prairie du Rocher. The couple were serenaded by the Ste. Genevieve Brass Band in the evening.


Born, on Monday, May 18, 1896, to the wife of Mr. Evariste Burgert of this city, a daughter.


A man by the name of Frank Clark, employed at the government works here, died suddenly of heart failure while working on one of the pile drivers Wednesday afternoon. An inquest was held by Coroner Rutledge and the remains were interred in the Valle Spring cemetery Thursday.



From the Bonne Terre Democrat Register.

The subject of this notice. Mrs. Elizabaeth Vance, died of dsyentry at her home in East Bonne Terre, in the evening of May 9th, 1896, at eleven minutes past five o’clock. Deceased was a daughter of Philip Orsbon, one of the first settlers of southern Illinois, and was born in Jefferson county, Ills., on the 24th day of January, 1834. On the 4th of July, 1850, she was united in marriage to Mr. Thos. J. Vance, with whom she lived until death called him from her side in the evening of May 10th, 1882. Up to this date they spent their lives on a farm in Elk Prairie, Jefferson county, Ills., and the early part of their career was very prosperous and they at one time possessed considerable wealth.  Unto this union there were born nine children, 5 sons and 4 daughters, six of whom are still living.  In 1881 they moved to Missouri where she has lived ever since, part of the time in Ste. Genevieve county, and part of the time in St. Francois county. Mrs. Vance, notwithstanding the fact that in a few short months after they settled here, was left a widow in a strange country, to experience the hardships of rearing her children to manhood, took up this task bravely and discharged this duty as well or better than the average woman.  Her career has been that of a kind and loving wife and dutiful and affectionate mother. She leaves behind four sons and two daughters to mourn her death, besides a host of friends who will miss her kind and generous hospitalities, for to them she was always ready to lend a helping hand. Early in life she professed religion and joined the Christian Church, to which she was faithful to the end. Her remains were interred in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Farmington amid sobs and cries of friends and relatives to whom she was near. The funeral ceremonies were conducted by Rev. L. D. Nichols in a very befitting manner. (a lengthy editorial was not transcribed).


Died in an Alley.

A man supposed to be J. G. Hayette, late yesterday afternoon died suddenly in the alley running east form Grand Opera House to Broadway. For several days past he had been in the custom of whittling canes on a box in the alley back of the saloon, 510 Market street. He was thus engaged yesterday afternoon when William Burke, a bill poster, saw him fall forward. The man was gasping for breath and a Dispensary ambulance was summoned, but before it arrived he was dead. The body was taken to the Morgue.


The dead man had been an invalid. He went to 510 Market street last week saying he had recently been at the City Hospital. Owing to his weak condition, he had been able to earn only a precatious livelyhood, and friends lent him financial assistance.


Among the articles found on his person were a round tin box, containing one dozen morphine pills; newspaper wrapper addressed to Peter H. Huck, Ste. Genevieve, MO., a paper sack, half filled with ground coffee, and some chewing and smoking tobacco. There was no money. From a “squib” box found in his pockets it is thought that he was a coal miner. He had a letter of recommendation from the Ouita Coal Company, of Lloyd, Ark. The letter was dated April 22. It testified to the good character, honesty and satisfactory work of the bearer. Globe Democrat.


Fair Play, May 30, 1896

Died, on Saturday morning, May 23, of typhoid fever, John Randal (colored), aged nineteen years. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery on Sunday afternoon.


While the family were at dinner at Meyer’s Hotel last Saturday a “hobo” broke into Dr. Andre’s dwelling and ransacked every drawer in the house. He was frightened away by a couple of boys and only succeeded in finding a couple of shirts and a few handkerchiefs.


Fair Play, June 6, 1896

Mr. John Kertz, one of Bloomsdale’s estimable citizens, died of dropsy at his home last Saturday, May 30th, at the age of seventy years.


Former residents of Ste. Genevieve now living in St. Louis luckily escaped serious harm during the great storm last week. The house in which the Misses Lucie and Miriam Rozier were domiciled was in the path of the tornado and blown away, the young ladies barely escaping with their lives and losing all their personal property. Many others lost all or a portion of their property. Peter Menard was struck on the head with a piece of flying timber, inflicting a painful scalp wound. We understand the Misses Wehner also had a very narrow escape.


While crossing the Establishment creek near Bloomsdale last Saturday, Mr. Christian Jacobs had a narrow escape from drowning. The creek was made high from the recent heavy rains, and not realizing his danger, Mr. Jacobs drove his team into the stream intending to cross the ford at that place. The swift current carried the team down the creek with it, drowning both of the horses and completely demolishing the wagon. Mr. Jacobs was holding on to the lines when he was seen by the Schilly brothers, who reached him a long pole from the shore, and thus he escaped a watery grave. Two sacks of flour were in the wagon at the time, and, of course, they too were lost. Creeks are very dangerous after heavy rains, as fords wash out, and people should exercise the utmost caution in crossing.



Married, at the Catholic Church in this city, during Mass Tuesday morning, June 2, 1896, Rev. Father M. Bahr of St. Louis officiating, Mr. Renhardt Stuppy of Zell and Miss Katherine Trautman of this city.  Mr. Peter H. Huck acted as groomsman and Miss Louise Trautmann assisted the bride. After the ceremony the party repaired to the residence of Mrs. Monica Sucher where a fine dinner was served and also supper in the evening, and at night the invited guests enjoyed themselves in dancing until early morn.


Fair Play, June 13, 1896

John Gully was shot to death by his brother-in-law, John Murray, at Harville, Butler county. Gully drew a knife on Murray. He was acquitted.


The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Rickard died on last Monday. The body was interred at Chestnut Ridge. Our people share the sorrow of the bereaved parents in the loss of their child.


From Wednesday’s St. Louis papers we learn that a marriage license has been issued to John Hanbeck of St. Louis and Miss Katie Herzog of Ste. Genevieve.


A son was born to the wife of Mr. Henry Jokerst of this city on Sunday, June 7th, 1896.


Born, on Thursday, June 11, 1896, to the wife of Mr. O. W. Stacy of this city, a daughter.


The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Classen died last Saturday morning, and was buried Sunday afternoon, the funeral services being held at the Lutheran Church. The child was nine months old. The parents have the sympathy of the community in the untimely demise of the little one.


Last Sunday Paschal Moreau, riding his bicycle, had a collision with a farmer’s spring wagon, in which his wheel was wrecked and Paschal considerably scratched up. One of the wheels of the wagon ran over his right hand, but only slightly hurt it. He has had his bicycle repaired and is again riding it.


In our walks about the city we stopped in at the tobacco factory the other day and for a brief moment watched the work there. Mr. Anton Reich, the proprietor, has only recently purchased this plant, but is already making a success of it. He is deserving and no doubt his business will continue to expand. He manufactures the celebrated Ste. Genevieve carot tobacco, and also makes twists. Ste Genevieve tobacco is of the very best quality and its growing popularity is attested by constantly increasing sales. We wish Mr. Reich unbounded success in his enterprise.


Mr. Adam Frederitzie, of Butte Mont., is visiting in Hillsboro. He was a young man when he left that village, fifty years ago. He owns valuable mining property in the west and came back to view the scenes of his childhood.


The house of John Miles, about three miles from Perryville on the Chester road, was struck by lightning. Mrs. Ambrosia Moore, who was in the house at the time, had her leg broken by flying debris.



Mr. Nicholas Heberlie, who departed this life at his home, near Coffman, on Thursday, May 14th, was born in Ste. Genevieve county, Mo., on the 12th day of March, 1825, and was therefore 71 years, two months and two days old. In September, 1836, he married Miss Sarah Ann Bloom, daughter of Peter Bloom, who bore him ten children, seven of whom survive with their mother to mourn the loss of a kind and loving parent. For several years he had occasional periods of suffering from rheumatism, the last attack of which began in his knee and terminated in his heart, causing death. May he rest in peace.


Fair Play, June 20, 1896

Mr. Henry Bush and Miss Mary Lalumondiere of Bloomsdale were married by Rev. Father Helmbacher on Tuesday, June 156th. The list of presents was received too late for publication this week but will appear in our next issue.


Mr. William W. Wilder of this city had the honor to be appointed assistant Sergeant-at-Arms of the Republican Convention held in St. Louis this week.


Died, of consumption, in this city, on Thursday morning, June 18, 1896, Mr. A. J. Johnson, of St. Louis, aged twenty-three years. The remains were taken to Hazle Run Thursday afternoon for interment. Deceased was a brother of Mrs. J. S. Rickard of this city.


Fair Play, June 27, 1896

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Roth died on Wednesday of this week.


The nine months’ old child of Mr. Frank Grieshaber died on Wednesday, June 24th. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery on Thursday morning.


Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. Felix Rozier, on Wednesday, June 24th, 1896, at 5 o’clock P. M., Rev. Father John R. Mahoney officiating, Mr. James M. Mahoney of Bunker Hill, Ill., and Miss Odile Rozier of this city. The bridal couple left on the steamer Herold Wednesday evening for Bunker Hill where they will make their future home.


Bloomsdale News.

Married, on Tuesday, June 16th, 1896, Mr. Henry Bush, to Miss Mary Lalumandier, Rev. Father Helmbacher officiating. The groomsmen were Edgar Drury and Elvin Lalumandier, and the bridesmaids were Misses Emily and Dora Drury. After the marriage ceremony the happy couple repaired to the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. Adolph Lalumandier, where a most delicious dinner had been prepared for the occasion. Refreshments were served liberally and everybody present had a fair opportunity to enjoy themselves. Miss Mary was one of the most fairy young ladies of our village and the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Lalumandier. Mr. Bush, formerly of Concordia, Mo, has been employed here at the creamery ever since it started. He is a first class butter maker and will make his future home here. A happy, long and prosperous life to them is the wish of your correspondent. Numerous presents were received (list not transcribed).


E. G. Funk, postmaster at Festus was married last week to Miss Olive Bell.


Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Brickey of Festus celebrated the fiftieth  anniversary of their marriage, known as the Golden Wedding, on June 16th.


Fair Play, July 4, 1896

A marriage license was issued at Chester last week to George Weling McClanahan of Bonne Terre, and Miss Jessie Chardin of Red Bud, formerly of this place.


Born, on Friday, June 26, 1896, to the wife of Mr. Frank Wipfler of this city, a son.


Mr. Ferd. Bieser is dangerously ill with fever.


Mr. William M. Mitchell, who has the contract for carrying the mail between Ste. Genevieve and Farmington, was married at Wein garten last Sunday to Mrs. Mary Trump of Farmington, Rev. Father Huttler officiating. Mr. Mitchell’s bride accompanied him to town on one of his trips the early part of the week.


Married, at the Catholic Church in this city on Monday morning, June 29, 1896, by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout, Miss Lizzie Zeiser and Mr. Felix Thomure, both of this city. The brides maids were Miss Louise Sunkle of  Belleville, Ill., and Miss Amelia Straube of St. Louis and Messrs. Peter H. Huck and Ed. Boverie were groomsmen. A wedding breakfast was served at the residence of the bride’s mother and the day spent in merry making. At night the couple were serenaded by both of our brass bands.


The body of T. S. Wood, clerk on the steamer J. J. Odil, was found in the river at this place Thursday afternoon by a couple of men employed at the government works. Mr. Woods was on the Odil when she was struck by the cyclone at St. Louis May 27th. The boat was torn to pieces and several on board were lost. An inquest was held Thursday night and the body ws interred in the Valle Spring cemetery Friday morning, and the news telegraphed to the wife of the deceased who lives in St. Louis. The body was identified by papers found in the pocket and the name “T. S. Woods” was engraved on the key-ring. We understand a reward has been offered for his body.


On Tuesday, June 30, 1896, at 8 o’clock P M, Miss Louise C. Seyssler, formerly of this city, daughter of Mrs. L. Seyssler of St. Louis, was married to Rev. G. A. Matthaidesz of Buffalo, N. Y., now pastor at Van Horn, Iowa  The ceremony was performed at the Ev. Lutheran Holy Cross Church by Rev. Prof. Tuehrbringer D. D. of Concordia Seminary. Owing to the tornado which partly demolished their home the wedding was a quiet affair. The bride was dressed in white satin trimmed in white chiffon, and carried a bouquet of white roses. Her veil was fastened with a myrtle wreath. Miss Katie Kammerer of Festus was maid of honor and Rev. M. Semer of Wathena, Kansas, was best man. Misses C. Sexauer and Dora Boyer of this city were the bridesmaids, and Mr. Arnold Seyssler, brother of the bride and Rev. Ernst Robert of Meridian, Miss., acted as groomsmen. The ushers were Messrs. Frank Thain and Walter Bell of St. Louis. The maid of honor, Miss Katie Kammerer, was dressed in white and carried bouquets of pinks and sweet peas. Rev. and Mrs. Matthaidesz departed the next evening for their home in Iowa.


Fair Play, July 11, 1896

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wipfler died on Saturday last, July 4th.


Born, on Monday, July 6, 1896, to the wife of Mr. Henry Thomure of this city, a son.


Mr. Ferd. Bieser died at his home near the River aux Vases Friday morning, July 10th, 1896.


The body of T. S. Woods, clerk on the steamer Odil, which was found in the river at this place on Thursday of last week was interred in the city cemetery on Friday morning. Monday night relatives from St. Louis arrived here and left with the body for that city early Tuesday morning. We understand there was a reward of $50 offered for the recovery of the body. It is said that Mr. Woods carried a large amount of life insurance.


Louis Kennade and Everett Horne, two convicts in the penitentiary at Jefferson City, were found in a dying condition in their cells last week.  They had stolen wood alcohol, which is used to burnish shoes, from the shoe factory, in which they worked. The stuff is poisonous if taken in quantity, and the men, unaware of this fact, drank between them nearly a quart of it. They celled together, and when their condition was discovered by the guards it was too late to save them. Kennade went to the prison from St. Louis May 10th for twenty years for murder in the second degree. Horne ws sent up from St. Francois county June 6m 1894, for seven years, for robbery.


Married, in Red Bud, Ill., at the pastorial residence, Rev. Father Brumley officiating, on June 29, 1896, Mr. George McClenahan of Bonne Terre and Miss Jessie Chardin of Red Bud. The bride’s sister, Miss Cora, acted as bridesmaid, and Mr. Bart Wilkson of this place as groomsman. After the ceremony an elegant dinner was served at the home of the bride’s parents, about twenty invited guests being present. Mr. and Mrs. McClenahan arrived in Bonne Terre on Tuesday and will make their future home here. The Democrat Register wishes the worthy and happy couple many years of happiness and prosperity.--Democrat Register.


Fair Play, July 18, 1896

The two months’ old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Huck of St. Louis died in that city last Monday. The remains were brought to Ste. Genevieve Tuesday night and interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery on Wednesday afternoon.


Died, on Sunday, July 12,1896, the three year old son of  Mr. and Mrs. Henry Flieg of Ste. Genevieve. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery on Monday.


Noah, the youngest son of Mrs. Henry Goss, was thrown from a mule Tuesday while riding in the field. His left arm was broken at the wrist and his right hand badly sprained.


Born, on Sunday, July 12, 18096, to the wife of Mr. William Friedman of Lake Hills, a daughter.


Dr. W. P. Newman died at his home at Flat River on Friday morning, the 3rd inst., after an illness of a couple of weeks of stomach trouble. Dr. Newman though a resident of this county but three or four years, was well known here and had many friends among our people. He formerly lived in Perryville and represented Perry county in the General Assembly of the State. In 1886 he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for State Senator in this district, but was defeated for the nomination by Hon. M. R. Smith. He removed from Perryville to Coffman where he practiced medicine for several years, and at the time of the opening up of the Flat River Mines removed to this county and located here. The Doctor always took a lively interest in politics, and but a few weeks before his death was elected a member of the County Democratic Committee from St. Francois township. He was a man of genial and sociable disposition and a popular address, as well as a successful physician and most estimable citizen. His bereaved wife and family have the sympathy of our people in their great sorrow and bereavement.-- Farmington Times.


Dr. W. P. Newman, a highly respected citizen of Flat River, and at one time a resident of Coffman, this county, died on Friday, July 3, 1896, after an illness of two weeks. He formerly lived in Perryville land represented Perry county in the General Assembly of the State. Mr. Wm. Newman, who keeps a general store at Coffman, is a son of the deceased.


Dr. C. H. Rees of  Winchester, Ohio, and Miss Ellen J. Goss of this city were married at the Methodist Parsonage at Farmington on Monday, July 13, 1896, by Rev. Dickson. Dr. and Mrs. Reese will spend some weeks in the country at the home of Mrs. Henry Goss, the bride’s mother. Their future home will be in St. Louis where Dr. Reese has been practicing his profession for some time.


Fair Play, July 25, 1896

Died, in this city on Tuesday, July 21, 1896, Miss Marie Chenu, aged 75 years. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery on Wednesday morning.


Mr. John Tlapek of St. Mary’s purchased the lime quarry of Mr. Eli P. Boyer last week for the sum of $1.500.


A son was born to the wife of Mr. Henry N. Gisi of this city on Wednesday, July 22, 1896.


Born, on Friday, July 10, 1896, to the wife of Mr. John A. Grieshaber, a son.


General George W. Jones, the oldest surviving ex United States Senator, died at his home at Dubuque, Iowa, last Wednesday, July 22, at the age of ninety-two years. Gen. Jones was well known by many of our citizens.


Mrs. Joseph Kiefer, who was stricken with paralysis about a year ago, died at her home in Ste. Genevieve on Monday, July 20, 1896, at the age of forty-nine years. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery on Wednesday. The deceased leaves a husband and one daughter to mourn her death.


Fair Play, August 1, 1896


Died, in this city on Thursday, July 30, 1896, of consumption, Mrs. Mary Staten (colored) of St. Louis. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Valle Spring on Friday.


Willie, the eleven year old son of Mr. Henry Douglas of Doe Run, formerly of Ste. Genevieve, accidently shot and killed himself while playing with a revolver on Sunday, July 19th.


The sad news reached here last Friday night of the death of Miss Rose E. Seckinger, who died at her home in Chicago, Friday morning, July 24, at four o’clock. Miss Seekinger had for some time been afflicted with a tumor and an operation for its removal was performed on the Tuesday preceding her death. The deceased was born in Ste. Genevieve in May 1855, and left here for Chicago six years ago. The remains were interred in that city on Sunday, July 26th. Miss Mollie Jokerst of this city attended the funeral.


Fair Play, August 8, 1896


Born, on Sunday, August 2, 1896, to the wife of Mr. Joseph Donovan of this city, a daughter.


Mrs. Theresa Arnold of this city is dangerously ill in St. Louis with cancer of the liver. An operation was performed by Dr. Bryson last Monday, but the doctor has very little hopes of her recovery.


Fair Play, August 15, 1896

Died, in this city on Wednesday, August 12, 1896, the fourteen months’ old son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Virgilio of Bettig, Ark.


A stranger by the name of John Kelly was overcome by the heat last Sunday and died in a few hours. He walked from Red Bud to this place last Thursday intending to get a job on the government works here. The remains were interred in the city cemetery on Monday.


Fair Play, August 22, 1896

Died, on Thursday August 20, 1896, the fourteen months’ child of Mrs. Joseph Braun.


Julius Johnson, (colored) died in St. Louis last Saturday. The remains were brought to Ste. Genevieve and interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery on Sunday afternoon.


Died, on Saturday, August 15, 1896, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Roth of Ste. Genevieve.


A telegram was received here last Sunday announcing the death of Mr. Amadee Kempf of St. Louis, formerly of this city. Mr. Kempf’s death, we understand, was caused by heat prostration.


Ulam Items.

Died:--Mr. Jeff Hart of this place passed away some days ago of lung trouble. Mr. Hart was a good citizen and will be sadly missed. He leaves a widow and several children who have the sympathy of the entire community . His remains were laid to rest in the Flat Woods cemetery.


Fair Play, August 29, 1896

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Roth died on Thursday of this week.


Born, on Sunday, August 16, 1896, to the wife of Mr. Cyp. Boyer (Royer?) of St. Mary’s, a son.


Born, on Wednesday, August 26th, 1896, to the wife of Mr. Joseph Kohm of this city, a daughter.


Mrs. Augusta L. Meyers died at her home in this city on Friday morning at 7:20 o’clock at the age of seventy-four years. The funeral will occur tomorrow morning (Sunday) at ten o’clock. An obituary will appear next week.


Died, on Thursday, August 27, 1896, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Grieshaber. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery yesterday.


Died, of heart disease, on Saturday, August 22, 1896, at her home a few miles below Ste. Genevieve, Mrs. Didier, aged 64 years. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery on Monday morning after a funeral mass had been said for the repose of the soul by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout.


Miss Lizzie Hurst, daughter of Mr. Joseph Hurst, was married to Mr. William Siebert of New Breman by Rev. Father Wagner of St. Mary’s on Tuesday, August 25, 1896. The groomsmen were August and Joseph Hurst, Andrew Siebert and Louis Hoog and the bride was assisted by Misses Ludwina Siebert, Carrie Schaefer, Caroline Otte and _____Kettinger.  A wedding supper was served in the evening and at night the young folks enjoyed themselves in dancing etc. Quite a number from this place attended the wedding.


Fair Play, September 5, 1896

Mrs. Mary LeClere died at her home in Galveston, Texas, last Saturday, August 29th. The deceased was a sister of Mrs. John L. Bogy and Mr. L. B. Valle of this city.


Born, on Friday, August 28, 1896, to the wife of Mr. Charles Siebert of Ste. Genevieve, a daughter.


Married, at the Catholic Church in this city on Tuesday, September 1, 1896, at 4 o’clock, P.M., Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout officiating, Mr. Grafton Rickard and Miss Amanda Lalumondiere.


The funeral of Mrs. Augusta L. Meyers, who died on Friday of last week, occurred from the Lutheran Church last Sunday morning at ten o’clock. The funeral was one of the largest ever witnessed in Ste. Genevieve and quite a number of people were unable to enter the church for want of room.


Died, at Bloomsdale of congestive chills on Thursday, August 27, 1896, at 8:30 o’clock P.M, Dora M., daughter of Michael and Clotilda Drury, aged 16 years, 4 months and 6 days. On Sunday Dora complained of not feeling well and, although her relatives and friends tried to assure her that her case was not a serious one, she seemed to have a presentiment and greatly feared to die of congestive chills. She grew worse and on Thursday alas, her imagination proved only too true!  Rev. Father Helmbacher was summoned to her bed side and after receiving the last sacraments she passed into eternity. After a solemn Requiem offered for the repose of her soul on Saturday morning the remains were carried to their last resting place, followed by a large concourse of mourning relatives and friends. While her death is a sad loss and her place can never be filled by another, there is a consolation in knowing that her life had been nothing but sunshine and God in His goodness chose to call her ‘ere she should know the trials and troubles of this wicked world. To the heart broken family the community extends deepest sympathy in their sad bereavement and assure them that though absent Dora can never be forgotten.


Minnith News.

Edward Bogy died on the 30th of August with fever.


Fair Play, September 12, 1896

Married, at the St. Louis  on Wednesday, September 9, 1896, Mr. Rudolph Doerge of this city and Miss Bertha Mischke of Ashley, Ill.


A Democratic baby boy arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bauman Thursday night, 10th inst.


Married, at the Catholic Church on Monday, September 7, 1896, by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout, Mr. August Nanny and Miss Cora Winston, both of Ste. Genevieve.


Mr. Charles Trautman and Miss Theresa Flieg were married at the Catholic Church in this city on Monday last, September 7, Rev. C. L. can Tourenhout officiating.


Died, in St. Louis of malarial fever, on Friday, Sept. 4, 1896, Miss Bonnnie Campbell, aged 21 years. The deceased was a daughter of Mrs. Marie Campbell, nee Menard, formerly of this city.


Burglars made a raid on our town Wednesday night, visiting the residences of Judge John L. Bogy, Mr. John Shaw and Mr. Henry F. Moreau. At Judge Bogy’s they stole a watch and then went to Mr. Shaw’s house where they lifted the window screen and entered the sleeping room, stealing $5 in silver from Mr. Shaw’s pocket, not three feet from where he was sleeping. The wardrobe and bureau drawers were also searched. Next morning Mr. Shaw found a formidable looking club on his front porch and now he is glad he did not awake when the burglars were in the room. Mr. Moreau last his pants, a pair of shoes and several cooking utensils. No clue to the robbers.



Edward A. Boyd, the oldest son of J. E. and Harriet A. Boyd, quietly passed away August 30, 1896 after a two weeks’ illness of a lingering fever with symptoms of brain affection.


The deceased was born December 30, 1873, and died as stated above, being twenty-two years and eight months old. Eddie, as he was familiarly known, was a quiet, unassuming young man, of sociable disposition, honorable and upright in all his transactions and esteemed and respected by all who knew him. His suffering were intense, though everything was done to relieve him by friends and relatives, who were ever watchful. It seemed that no medical attention could check the dreadful disease, or stay the heavy hand of death. Two days before his death his sister Mary for whom he often called when not at his bedside asked him: Eddie who do you frown? O! Mary my face will never look natural to you again. The feelings of that devoted sister and dear father and mother no human being can express. So he passed peacefully away, leaving a vacancy never to be filled, and a wound in the hearts of his father, mother, brothers and sister never to be healed on this side of the grave.

And let us not leave out his aged grand parents on both sides; Uncle Billy Sabastian and wife of Libertyville, St. Francois county, Mo., and Uncle Johnny Boyd and wife of near Avon this county. Those old people are widely known and much loved for their hospitable and generous nature; they are great favorites among young and old, all of whom were ever warmly welcomed to their home. (lengthy editorial not transcribed)

The funeral services was conducted by Rev. Alex. Carver, after which he was laid besides his seven-year-old brother, who preceeded him in death ten months lacking five days.


Died, the infant daughter or Mr. and Mrs. Severine Kiefer on Saturday, the 5th inst. The funeral took place on Sunday after mass.


A sad, painful and fatal accident fell to the lot of Mr. William Nager on Sunday night about 11 o’clock. Being in a dreaming or somnambulic state he fell out of a window to the ground, a distance of about 16 feet, breaking his right leg in more than one place and receiving internal injuries which caused his death on the 8th inst. He was buried on the 9th in the River aux Vases cemetery followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends. Mr. Nager was a kind and gently father, a steady and upright citizen, a devout christian and a generous and obliging neighbor. The family will sadly mourn their loss.


Fair Play, September 19, 1896


Anton Bollinger, one of the parties accused of robbing the merry-go-round at St. Mary’s a few weeks ago, was arrested at Mine La Motte the early part of this week and brought to Ste. Genevieve and lodged in jail by the sheriff of Madison county.

Mrs. Mary LeClere, a wealthy lady of Galveston, Texas, sister of Mr. L. Bert Valle of Ste. Genevieve, died August 29th, and among the bequests of her will were the following to relatives living in this, Ste. Genevieve and Madison counties: To her brother, L. B. Valle, $4,000; sister, Mrs. Melanie Bogy of Ste. Genevieve, $5,000; sister, Mrs. Emily Allen of Mine La Motte, $5,000; brother, August Valle of Mine La Motte, $4,000; nephew, Edward Allen of Mine La Motte, $250; children of Frank L. Valle, near Farmington, $4,000 to be distributed equally among them; niece, Mrs. Mary Roy, formerly of Mine La Motte, living with her at the time of her death, $250.  Among other bequests was that of $11,000 for St. Patrick’s church, Galveston, Texas, and $8,000 for masses.--Farmington Times.


Born, on Saturday, September 12, 1896, to the wife of Mr. Chas. Rozier of Dallas, Texas, a son.


The body of Louis Yeida, who committed suicide by drowning himself in the Mississippi near Pevely on Thursday, 10th inst., was found in the river near Little Rock Landing by a fisherman last Sunday. After the inquest the remains were brought to the undertaking establishment of Koetting & Hunold where they were embalmed and sent to Pevely on the boat. Poor health and despondency caused Mr. Yeida to take his life. He was the father-in-law of Mr. Charles Godat, one of the superintendents of the Government Works at this place. A reward of $25 was offered for the finding of the body.


Information of an alleged brutal murder, committed on the Mississippi River, was furnished the police Monday by James Macdavel, colored, living at 2224 Franklin avenue.


The murder is said to have occurred on a barge towed by the steamer City of St. Louis a short distance below Ste. Genevieve, September 3.


According to Macdavel, Charles Thomas, colored, captain of the watch, “had it in” for Bud Ellis, a colored roustabout.


Ellis was working just before the alleged killing. Thomas ordered hi to move about livelier. He made some retort and Thomas is said to have jumped on him, beat him until unconscious and then thrown the form overboard.


Ellis was drowned, Macdavel says. He was 20 and lived on Biddle, near Ninth.

Thomas lives near twelfth and Wash.


The steamer is now near New Orleans and the police cannot confirm the story.--St. Louis Chronicle.


Fair Play, September 26, 1896

Died, on Wednesday, September 23, 1896, of spasms, Lawrence, the four year old son of Mr. Fred. Gisi. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring cemetery on Thursday afternoon.


Born, on Sunday, September 20, 1896, to the wife of Mr. Joseph Effrein, a son. The child died shortly after birth and was buried on Monday.

Mr. Frank Siebert, who was in the livery stable business here this summer, died at his home near New Bremen Thursday of this week.


A son was born to the wife of Mr. James Moore on Friday, September 18th, but lived only a few hours. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery on Sunday.


Mrs. George Sexauer and son Will, attended the funeral of Mrs. Sexauer’s brother, Mr. Charles Sauers, who died at Fredericktown on Monday last at the age of 34 years.


Burglars entered the rooms above Naumann’s butcher shop Tuesday night and stole a set of knives and forks and some dishes belonging to Chris Naumann. An attempt was also made to enter the butcher shop, but without success.


Mrs. Mary Biggs the mother of F. M. Biggs of New Tennessee, near Ulam, died last Friday morning, September 18, 1896, of heart trouble. Mrs. Biggs was a widow and lived with her only son. She had been in bad health for more than a year.


Rev. Father Huttler, formerly of Weingarten, Mo., who now has charge of the Holy Ghost Church, corner Taylor avenue and North Market, St. Louis, is becoming quite popular with the parishioners. The old parochial residence, No. 1919 Taylor, being in litigation, the parish has leased and fitted up the house, No 4533 Garfield avenue, a fine two story brick, containing about eight rooms, which will be used as the parsonage until such time as the new parish can afford to build a new one.--Globe Democrat.


Miss Euphrasia Thomure has accepted a position in Farmington. Her father took her out there last Saturday accompanied by Misess Theresa Thomure and Theresa Jokerst.


Fair Play, October 3, 1896

Born, on Wednesday, September 9, 1896, to the wife of Mr. Felix Lalumondier, Jr., a daughter.


Born, on Wednesday, September 30, 1896, to the wife of Mr. Anton Scherer, a son.


Died, on Saturday, September 26, 1896, Agatha, the nineteen months’ old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bell of this city. The funeral occurred from the Catholic Church Sunday afternoon.


Fair Play, October 10, 1896

Married, in St. Louis, on Tuesday, October 6, 1895, Mr. Adolph Thomure, formerly of this city, and Miss Bertha Bodger of St. Louis.


Mrs. Theodore Thomure went to St. Louis Sunday to attend the marriage of her son Adolph to Miss Bertha Bodger.


Born, on Sunday, October 4, 1896, to the wife of Mr. Rudolph Schlosser of this city, a son--still born.


A son was born to the wife of Mr. Seph. Morice on Saturday, September 26th.


Frederick, the seven-year old son of Mr. August Kern died of a congestive chill Thursday afternoon, October 8th The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery at four o’clock yesterday afternoon.


Staabtown News.

A little stranger has taken up its  abode at the residence of Mr. Chas. Hurst. Charley is happy.


Born, to the wife of Mr. Andrew Jokerst, on Wednesday, 7th inst., a daughter. Andrew in his extacy of delight burnt his old hat and is going to vote for free silver in November.


Fair Play, October 17, 1896

Born, on Monday, October 12, 1896, to the wife of Mr. August Kern, a son.


Died, in St. Louis, on Tuesday, October 13, 1896, of cancer of the liver, Mrs. Theresa Arnold of this city, aged 76 years. The remains were brought to Ste. Genevieve and interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery Thursday morning.


The sad news reached Ste. Genevieve Saturday of the death of Mrs. Emily Seysler of this city, who was called from here about two months ago by the serious illness of her daughter Rachel of El Reno, Oklahoma. While nursing her daughter, Mrs. Seysler was stricken with typhoid fever and succumbed to that fatal disease on Friday, October 9, at 5:30 P. M., at the age of 568 years and 6 months. The remains were brought to Ste. Genevieve and interred in the Lutheran cemetery on Wednesday morning. Mrs. Seysler leaves two sons and two daughters, besides one sister to mourn her loss.


Married, Miss Justine Joggerst to Mr. William Klein on the 13th inst. by Rev. Father A. H. Schaefer. May their future be crowned with success and their path strewn with roses.


Fair Play, October 24, 1896

Mr. Nicholas Hauck, an old and respected citizen of Ste. Genevieve, died at his home in this city Sunday night, October 18, 1896 at the age of 74 years. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.


Married, in St. Louis on Tuesday, October 19, 1896, Mr. Peter Hipes and Miss Lena Buehler, both of this city.  The couple arrived home on the boat Tuesday night and were serenaded by the Force Band Wednesday.


Died, of croup, on Saturday, October 17, 1896, Thomas, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James F. Berry of this city. The   remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery on Sunday afternoon.


Born, on Friday, October 15, 1896, to the wife of Mr. Joseph C. Ziegler of St. Louis, a daughter.


Mr. Ferdinand F. Rozier died at his home in St. Louis on Wednesday, October 21st, at the age of 60 years.


Fair Play, October 31, 1896

The eighteen months old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kiefer died on Monday, October 26th.


Mr. Will Thomure and wife of St. Louis attended the funeral of Mr. Ed. Thomure in our city Wednesday.


Miss Caroline Valle and Mr. Emile Geiler were married at the Catholic Church in this city on Tuesday October 20th.


Died, on Friday, October 30, 1896, of membraneous croup, the three year old daughter or Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Singley of this city.


Mr. Theophile Lalumondiere and Mss Mary Dupont were married at the Catholic Church in this city on Tuesday, October 27, 1896, Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout officiating. Mr. Charles Petrequin was groomsman and Miss Josephine Dupont acted as bridesmaid.


Died, at his home in our city on Tuesday, October 27, 1896, Mr. Edward Thomure, aged 55 years. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery on Wednesday afternoon.


Mr. Jules Petrequin and Miss Louise Wilder, both of this city, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony at St. Louis last Wednesday, October 28th,


Monroe Martin and Anton Bollinger were caught in the act of attempting to break jail last Friday and were promptly placed in the dungeon by Sheriff Biel.


Married, by Rev Dahner of Perryville on Oct. 20, 1896, Mr. Harry McBride and Miss Estelle Tallevast, both of Minnith, this county.


Married, at St. Louis, on Tuesday, October 27, 1896, by Rev. W. W. Hopkins of the First Christian Church, Miss Mamie Boyce of this city and Mr. O. L. Bryan of St. Louis, formerly superintendent of the Cone Mills.


Fair Play, November 7, 1896

Married, at the Catholic Church in this city on Wednesday afternoon, November 4m 1896, by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout, Miss Philomena Sexauer and Mr. Henry Eichenlaub, both of Ste. Genevieve.


Born, on Sunday, October 25, 1896, to the wife of Mr. A. H. Clark of this city, a daughter.


Died, at his home in Ste. Genevieve on Tuesday, October 27, 1896, of consumption, Mr. Edward Thomure, aged 64 years, ten months and five days. He was the father of ten children, five of whom are dead and five living, who with his wife mourn the loss of a father and husband, who for five years has never been known to have been a healthy man.


Fair Play, November 14, 1896--no paper on this date.

Fair Play, November 21, 1896

Twins, a boy and a girl, were born to the wife of Etienne Robinson (colored on Friday, November 13, 1896.


Miss Eugenia, daughter of Hon. Benjamin B. Cahoon of Fredericktown will be married to Mr. Robert Homer Weatherly on Wednesday, November 25th, at high noon, at their beautiful home, “Buena Vista,” in Fredericktown.


Lawrence Naeger was arrested by a revenue officer Tuesday, charged with running an unregistered still. He was taken to St. Louis where he plead not guilty and was released on his own recognizance to appear for trial next Tuesday.


Born, on Friday, November 13, 1896, to the wife of Mr. Charles Wilder of this city, a daughter.


On Saturday, November 14, to the wife of Mr. Henry Grobe, a son.

On Tuesday, Nov. 17, to the wife of Mr. C. T. Bono, a daughter.

On Wednesday, November 18, to the wife of Mr. T. D. Godfrey, a daughter.


At six o’clock Tuesday morning the whistling of the mills and ringing of the Church and school bells warned the people of our city that fire had broken out and in a few minutes the streets were filled with people looking for the fire. The engine was brought out and hurried to the scene, but fortunately the fire was nothing more than the burning of a few corn stalks in Ulrich Burkard’s lot near the Little Rock road. Once before the engine was brought out for the burning of brush, and Mr. Sucher, the chief, has a card in another column requesting people not to burn brush during the night time.


Mr. Christian Naumann, son of our popular County Treasurer, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony with Miss Mary Basler last Tuesday morning, November 17, 1896. The ceremony was performed at Mass by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout and was witnessed by a large number of relatives and friends. Misses Estella Naumann and Theresa Samson assisted the bride and Anton Basler and Leo Naumann were groomsmen. A fine wedding dinner was served at the residence of the bride’s parents and at night the young couple were treated to a serenade and a chiravarie. May their life be a happy one is our wish.


Staabtown News.

Born, to the wife of B. M. Rigdon on Oct. 31st, a girl.


To the wife of Gus. Naeger, on November 4th, a boy.


To the wife of William Stolzer on November 13, a girl.


John Jourden, a farmer of Cape Girardeau, committed suicide in a fit of insanity last week by shooting himself through the head.


Fair Play, November 28, 1896

Born, on Friday, November 13, 1896, to the wife of Mr. Joseph Herzog, a son.


A son was born to the wife of Mr. Frank Ernst on Wednesday, November 18, 1896.


Married, on Tuesday, by ‘Squire Cox, Mr. John Cheesborough and Miss Annie Rudloff.


Born, on Thursday, November 26, 1896, to the wife of Mr. Benj. Effrein of this city, a daughter.


Mr. John Okenfuss and Miss Christina Siebert of this city were married at the Catholic Church on Monday morning, November 23, 1896, by Rev. Father C. L van Tourenhout. A fine wedding dinner was served at the residence of the bride’s parents and a number of beautiful presents were donated to the happy bride and groom.


Married, on Monday, November 23, 1896, by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout, Mr. Stephen Roth and Miss Elizabeth Grass, both of this city. The young couple were recipients of a large number of fine wedding presents.


Lawrence Naeger, who was charged with illicit distilling as mentioned in our last issue, was given a hearing before Commissioner Gray in St. Louis last Tuesday and discharged for want of sufficient evidence.


William G. Naumann, who is attending the Normal School at Cape Girardeau, arrived home Monday to attend the funeral of his brother Reynold, who was buried on Tuesday afternoon.


Mr. Alexander H. Jennings and Miss Jennie Patterson of Bloomsdale were married by ‘Squire Cox in this city on Saturday last, November 21st.


Recorder Koehler this week issued a marriage license to Mr. William A. Perry of Coffman and Miss Lizzie Yallaly of St. Mary’s.


It is with regret that we announce the death of Reynold, the ten year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Naumann, who died of diphtheritic laryngitis at the home of his parents at eight o’clock last Sunday evening, November 22nd. Reynold was a favorite among his schoolmates, who will sadly miss their young companion. On Sunday, realizing how sick he was,  he asked for the priest and received for the first time Holy Communion. Calling his mother to his side he then chose his pallbearers, bid all around him good by and sweetfully passed away to a better world. The funeral took place at two o’clock on Tuesday afternoon and was largely attended. The deceased was a member of the boy’s choir and the remains were accompanied to the cemetery by the pupils of the parochial school, who marched to the grave-yard in a body.


Minnith News.

Mrs. Dolly Henderson died at her home about five miles south of this place on November 12th, aged 30 years. She leaves a husband and six children to mourn her loss.


Dora E. Todisman, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Todisman, died on November 16th, 1896.


Staabtown News.

Died, on Sunday morning at 6:30 Eli Dorlac. His remains were interred in the River aux Vases cemetery on Monday. Peace to his ashes.


Married, on Monday, November 23, Mr. Henry Harter to Miss Mary Beard.


Married, on Tuesday November 24, 1896, Mr. John Langelia to Miss Rosine Stoll.


Southeast Missouri.

Mrs. Christine Weinhold died at her home in Perry county last week at the age of 84 years


Orey Agnew, a lad of about seventeen, who lives seven miles northeast of town, in Ste. Genevieve county, accidentally shot himself last Friday while out hunting. The shot took effect in his right hand and in the left arm. Dr. Robinson was called in and found ti necessary to amputate the second finger. Farmington Times.


Fair Play,December 5, 1896

Died, at the residence of her son, Mr. Antoine Soto, one mile south of Ste. Genevieve, on Friday, December 4, 1896, of pneumonia, Mrs. Margueritte Soto, aged 72 years.


Southeast Missouri

DeSoto is putting on airs. An Xray machine is at work in that town.


A. P. Shriver, editor of the Reynolds County Outlook, died at his home at Centreville last week.


Sunday evening last, about 5 o’clock, David Cohn, of the firm of Cohn & Pelz, of Poplar Bluff, was found in their storeroom paralyzed. He was unable to speak or move a muscle. He was sent to a hospital in St. Louis next day. His recovery is considered doubtful.--Southeast Gazette.


The Redemptorist Fathers.

Thirty acres of land near DeSoto, a part of the famous Bainbridge estate, have been purchased by the Redemptorist Fathers. The tract secured contains an old mansion, that will be altered and added to, and some of the finest orchards and vineyard in the State. It is a quiet and lovely place, suitable in every way to the needs of the Redemptorists to establish a novitiate upon their new purchase, which will make the second institute of the kind in the United States under the control of this wealthy order. The other novititate--a place where prospective members of the order can spend a season after leaving college and before taking the vows--is at Annapolis, Maryland.


The Redemptorists are not numerous, though among the richest religious organizations in Missouri. Two bodies of them are found in Chicago, and one each in St. Louis, New Orleans, Kansas City, Detroit, Windsor Springs, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Denver.--Cape Girardeau Gazette.


A year ago Albert Bridgeman, age 7, disappeared from his home in Morehouse. Several months later the boy was discovered in a gypsy camp at Logansport, Ind., who was thought to be the lost child, and he was taken to Morehouse and cared for by Bridgemans, though they never recognized him as their child. Recently, the skeleton and clothing of the lost child were found five miles from Morehouse and fully identified. The little one had evidently become lost and froze to death in the blizzard that as raging when he disappeared.


The wife of Thomas Whitney, who lives about six miles east of Ironton on the Fredericktown road, was fatally burned Sunday evening. The unfortunate woman was sitting in front of the fire place when in some manner her dress caught fire. She became frightened and rushed out of doors. Mr. Whitney was not at home and before the children could put out the flames, Mrs. Whitney was very seriously burned, her entire body being badly blistered. A physician was summoned, and, after a hasty examination, he declared her injuries fatal. Death ensued Monday night at nine o’clock, and ended the terrible suffering of the unfortunate woman.--Ironton Register.


Fair Play,December 12, 1896

Christened, by Rev. J. F. Schierbamm, at the home of John Bardill, Grantfork, Ill, on Thanksgiving Day Chas. J., son of C. A. and Anna C. Rozier, nee Bardill. The sponsors were J. O. Bardill of St. Louis and Mrs. M. Ferguson of St. Joseph.--Highland Journal.


Died, in this city, on Monday, December 7, 1896, of dropsy of the heart, Mrs. Edmond Price (colored), aged 69 year. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery on Wednesday afternoon.


Miss Annie Bernays of this city was stricken with paralysis Thursday night about ten o’clock. Her right side is affected and we are informed she now lies in a dangerous condition.


Mrs. John Mitchell died in this city of dropsy on Wednesday, December 9th, 1896. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery on Thursday afternoon.


Mrs. Joseph Herzog, who has been very ill for several weeks, died in this city yesterday morning.


Died, in St. Louis, on Saturday, December 5th, 1896, of typhoid malaria, Mrs. A. J. Sommerville, nee Langhardt, at the age of 22 years, 11 months and 23 days. The remains were brought to this city and interred in the Valle Spring cemetery on Sunday at 4 o’clock P.M.  R.I.P.


Died, on Monday, December 7, 1896, Mr. Anthony Schlattman, aged sixty-nine years. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery on Wednesday after a funeral High Mass had been sung for the repose of the soul by Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout. The deceased leaves two children, John and Mary, the wife of Mr. Henry Burle. R. I. P.



“Those whom God love die young.”

Died, at the home of his parents in Ste. Genevieve, on Monday evening, December 7, 1896, Edward Anthomy Jokerst, beloved and eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jokerst, aged 18 years and 24 days. The immediate cause of Eddie’s unexpected death was heart disease, which resulted from diphtheria, contracted just three weeks previous. His death was quite a shock to his parents, little brothers and sister and his near friends, as he had been improving in health up to two days before he died.


Eddie was born, where he died, November 12, 1878, and was educated in the Catholic Parochial school in Ste. Genevieve, where he was taught the sacred truths of his holy faith. He had only reached the bloom of young boyhood. He was industrious to a fault and of a true christian character and just at an age to be of much help to his parents when the Angel of Death claimed him. He always honored and obeyed his kind and loving parents, who are now grieved beyond measure over his untimely death. He was greatly beloved by his friends, who in sympathy mourn his loss with his near relatives.


The funeral services took place Tuesday at 4:30 P.M at the Catholic Church, whence the remains were taken to the cemetery at Valle Spring, Father C. L. Tourenhout conducting the last sad rites.


The grief-stricken family have the sympathy of the entire community. Amidst all the sorrow there is a consolation for his dear friends and the loving ones at home. Eddie rests in peace. He lives in Heaven and they will ever continue to love him.


Southeast Missouri.

Patrick Queenan, a Grand Army Veteran, was found dead in his bed at Cape Girardeau last Tuesday morning. Death was caused by heart disease.


Fair Play,December 19, 1896

Mrs. James Shearlock, of Union Township was brought to town last Sunday and placed at the county farm. She is said to be insane and will probably be sent to the asylum as soon as the court decides her case.


Mr. Charles Fischer of St. Louis arrived in Ste. Genevieve Thursday to attend the funeral of Miss Annie Bernays which occurred from the Catholic Church Friday morning.


A son was born to the wife of Dr. S. F Thurman of Blackwell (formerly Miss Grace Skewes of this city), on Thursday, December 3rd.


Mr. Adolph Rozier of New Orleans, died at his home in that city last Sunday mornings at eight o’clock after a lingering illness.


‘Squire A. O. Babb of Jones celebrated his 77th  birthday last Saturday and invited a number of his friends to partake of dinner with him. Among the guests were Sheriff-elect Straughan and family, Will Dalton and family, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kascher and Mrs. Richard Edwards. A very pleasant time was enjoyed by those present.


Southeast Missouri.

Mrs. Cox, Cape Girardeau county’s oldest inhabitant, died on November 27th, aged 100 years.


John Stoll, 76 years of age committed suicide at Jackson by shooting himself on Wednesday, 10th inst.


O. L. Tribble and Luther Abbott shot at each other at Bloomfield one day last week, but without serious results.


Died, at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Dr. M. Andre, in this city, paralysis, on Wednesday morning, December 16, 1896, at six o’clock, Miss Annie Cecilia Bernays, daughter of the late Dr. Francis J. Bernays, who departed this life on January 20, 1894. Her mother, Mrs. Amalie Bernays, died in this city April 23, 1895. The deceased was born at Highland, Ill., June 23, 1859, and came to Ste. Genevieve with her parents when only a child. She was educated at the St. Francis de Sales Academy in this city.


The whole community was very much shocked at the news that Miss Annie had been stricken with paralysis, as she had always enjoyed exceptionally good health and even on the evening of the fatal summons had enjoyed herself unusually in the circle of a few chosen friends.


She was stricken with this dread disease on Thursday evening, December 10th, and an eminent physician from St. Louis was sent for, who arrived Friday night and pronounced the case hopeless. She sustained two other strokes, one Monday and the other Tuesday and passed quietly away Wednesday morning. The funeral occurred at ten o’clock yesterday morning, Rev. Father C. L. van Tourenhout performing the last sad rites. The remains were interred in the Valle Spring Catholic cemetery. Mrs. Dr. M. Andre of this city and Mrs. Helen Fischer of St. Louis are sisters of the deceased.


Miss Annie was a universal favorite with all with whom she came in contact. Proof of this was the generous sympathy shown during her illness and the large number of friends that attended her obsequies. She was a faithful member of the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary, whose sacred medal decorated her in life and death. The members of the Sodality were represented in a body at her funeral. She was also a member of the League of the Sacred Heart. For many years had she also edified the congregation by her faithful attendance as a member of the church choir, for which she was especially qualified by her superior knowledge of music and a cultivated voice. Her last effort was an exquisite devotional, “O Salutaris,” sung on the feast of the Immaculate Conception. No doubt as a reward for her exemplary Christian life, her voice is now joined to that of the angelic hosts that surround the throne of the Lamb. May she rest in peace.


Mrs. Bridget Byrne, aged 94 years, the eldest lady in Jefferson county, died at her home in Byrnesville on the 5th inst. She leaves five children, 25 grand-children and 28 great grand-children.


As the result of a quarrel over a game of cards last Sunday afternoon at Grandin, Jim Lafty shot Jack Fisher five times. Three bullets entered his back, one his left shoulder and one his right arm. Both men were intoxicated. Fisher’s wounds will probably prove fatal.


A sad accident occurred near Wilkerson’s Mill in this county on the 4th inst., in which a young man by the name of Theodore Grienwald lost his life. It seemes that he and his brother were clearing land and had fell a tree which lodged upon another,  Theodore was trying to make it come down, when it suddenly let loose and fell striking him before he could get out of the way. The blow rendered him unconscious and he died while being taken to his home.  He is said to have been an exemplary young man and highly esteemed in the neighborhood in which he lived. He was only about 17 years of age.--Perryville Sun.


Fair Play,December 26, 1896

Mrs. Louise Dupont received a telegram Wednesday announcing the serious illnes of her daughter Lula(illegible) in St. Louis. She departed for that city on the Gray Eagle Wednesday afternoon. We understand Miss Dupont is suffering with diphtheria.


Born, on Saturday, December 5, 1896, to the wife of Mr. Henry Vaeth of New Offenburg, a son. Henry had the baby christened last Sunday and calls him Henry Bryan Vaeth.


Mrs. William Wilder presented her husband with a Christmas gift--a big, bouncing boy, on Wednesday evening, December 23rd.


Miss Kittie Bond of St. Mary’s met with an accident one day last week that will probably confine her to bed for a week or so. She was coming down stairs, and slipped and fell on her back, sustaining painful injury, though we hope not serious.--Perryville Sun.


The 77th birthday of A. O. Babb, Esq., was celebrated at his residence, Jonca, Mo, Saturday, November 12, 1896. Mr. Joseph Kascher and wife, Misses Carrie Wiggins and Flora Chandler, Mrs. Josephine Edwards and the families of Sheriff-elect Straughan, Wm. T. Dalton, Robert Babb, and Henry Wiggins and several others were present. A good dinner was served which was highly enjoyed by all present. The short afternoon was spent very pleasantly. We extend our best wishes to the aged father and family. (lengthy editorial not transcribed)


Southeast Missouri.

J. C. Noell, ex-Register of the Land Office at Ironton, died at his home at Perryville on the 4th inst., at the age of 65 years.


Jacob Like ninety-one years of age, died at his home in Stoddard  county on Friday, 11th inst. His wife aged seventy-nine years, died just twenty-three hours previous.


Mrs. Joseph Morris, wife of a farmer living two miles south of Sikeston, give birth to three fine boys, weighing five pounds each, on Sunday night, December 6,  All are living. Mother and children are doing well.--Cape Gazette.


Lieutenant George W. Danforth of the Engineer Corps U. S. N., was married at Brooklyn, N. Y, on Tuesday last, to Miss Aileen Ramsey Hennicke, of that city. The wedding was a swell affair. Lieut. Danforth is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Danforth of Charleston, Mo.

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