Fair Play; 1872 (Jun 11 – Dec 26)

Fair Play--June 11, 1872


Notice is hereby given that upon a petition presented by Lizzie B. Worley of Ste. Genevieve county, state of Missouri, to the circuit court of said county and state, at the May Term therof A.D. 1872 it was ordered and adjudged by the court that the name of the petitioner be changed from that of Lizzy B. Worley to that of Lizzie B Fotheringham, the name of her former husband. Attest Joseph Bauman, Clerk of the Circuit Court.  June 6, 1872


Our young friend, C.P. Guignon, has left his former position with Mr. Bisch and will, for the present, take up quarters at the court house in the County Clerk’s office.


We are informed that Mr. U.(?) L. Rozier is the happy daddy of a fine boy. We are also informed hat he has grown fully six inches higher up and wider out since the event occurred.


Judge Robbins returned home Farmington, last Saturday where he has been attending court.  The Judge is looking well and in fine health. He reports business lively in that section. We have learned that his speech Saturday week to the unterrified Democracy created an un(illegible) sensation. Judge, give them another dig in the ribs.


Married--on the 10th Inst., by S. A. Guignon, Justice of the Peace.

Mr. William Peer to Miss Mary Jane Tongay, both of Illinois.


Fair Play--June 21, 1872


We notice Mr. Watson from Perryville, the great horseman, in town on Sunday and Monday.


Geo. Meyer, Esq. left for California last Sunday. He is a clever gentleman and we wish him success.


Fair Play--June 28, 1872


On Monday night, 17th inst, Mrs. Dean, who was reported last week so terribly burned by an explosion of coal oil, from the affect of the wounds received.


Married--On the 20th inst., at the residence of Mrs. Drake, in Jefferson County, by Rev. J. C. Farmer, Mr. Robert G. Madison, Sheriff of this county to Miss Lucy M. Howe, of Jefferson County.

We were wondering last week what could have come over our sheriff that his appearance was so much improved. We noticed that he had a brand new suit of clothes and a new “stove pipe” and was stepping around as if he expected to run for governor. The question has since solved itself, Bob was going to get married. We are very much pleased with the appearance of the lady who he has selected as his life partner. Long may they live to enjoy each others suchty, and may their pathway be strewn with pareniel flowers.


Fair Play--July 11, 1872


Married--On Wednesday July 10th by the Rev. Fater Weiss, Col. McGee of Mancester Tennessee to Mrs. Amanda B. Janis of this city. No cards.


Died--On Tuesday of congestion of the brain, Frank Stoker in the 28th year of his age.


Fair Play--July 25, 1872


Married--On the 21st inst. by S. A. Guignon, Justice of the Peace, Mr. Joseph Stumpf to Miss Mary E. Theabold, both of Quarrytown.


Sad Affair--Young Man Drowned.  On Sunday last, two young men from the head of Glaize Creek, one about seventeen years old, son of Geo. M. Thomas, and the other about same age, son of Willis Rogers, left home early in the morning, and went to the Joachim Creek on a fishing expedition. After fishing some time near the bridge across the Joachim, on the Ste. Genevieve road, they concluded to take a swim, so they stripped off their clothes and waded in. Rogers could not swim and Thomas, after trying the bottom told him he should not go out farther than ten feet into the water, as beyond that distance there was a deep place. Thomas then swam off, leaving Rogers wading near the bank, when he soon heard a suspicious noise, and turning, saw Rogers going under, he having waded out too far, and stepped off into a place where the water was fifteen or twenty feet deep. Thomas immediately swam back to him and got hold of

him twice and both times came near being drawn down himself by the drowning boy and could not succede in getting him out. Thomas then ran for assistance to the nearest house, but when they returned, the body could not be found. After about three and a half hours, the body was recovered by Maj. D. W. Byrant, by the aid of some large fish hooks. An inquest was held over the body, but we are not informed who officiated as Coroner. This is a very sad blow to the aged parents of the deceased. Hillsboro Democrat July 5th.


Obituary--Died at Poplar Bluff, July 28, 1872. Jas. A. Kennerly, of St. Louis county, aged 28 years. Mr. Kennerly was a young man of fine prospects; was raised in St. Louis county, and was connected with some of the first families in that county. About one month since was married to Miss Nin Allen, daughter of N. B. Allen, of Fredericktown. His death was caused by some poisonous drug, taken through mistake for Buchu. His remains were buried in Calvery Cemetery, St. Louis, on last Wednesday. Truly do we sympathize with his numerous friends and relatives in this and St. Louis county--Fredericktown Bee.


Fair Play--Aug 15, 1872


Found Dead--A man named Captain Thurlow Bruce was found dead on an island opposite Fort Chartres, the other day, and to all appearance had been dead four or five days. He had been living on the island alone for several years and had built himself a two-story frame house, painted it and finished it complete. When he first went to live there, he dug a hole in the ground a pitched a tent over it, and lived in this manner till he built a log cabin. After a while he built the frame spoken of. He had been sick for several weeks, and it is supposed he died from want of attention. He was a very sane man in all respects except building. The deceased had no personal property of any consequence. He was a number one carpenter, as is shown by the houses he built for himself.


Inquests. James J. Wilson, Esq. Coroner this county held an inquest on the 25th inst., over the body of an unknown boy found in the river at the mouth of the River Aux Vases. Deceased was about twelve or fifteen years old. He is supposed to have come to his death by drowning while in swimming.


Also on the 26th inst. over the body of a man, unknown, found in the river at the mouth of the Establishment Creek. Deceased was about forty years of age; hair black, turning gray; had on woolen under shirt, white over shirt, gray woolen pants, corded blouse, gaiter shoes, about number seven. Cause of his death unknown to the Jury.


Also on same day over the body of a man, unknown, found in a drift about a half mile below the mouth of the Establishment Creek. Deceased was about five feet six inches high; heavy built, had on gray shirt, corded woolen pants, heavy shoes, about number nines. Supposed to have come to his death by a gunshot.


Died--At his residence on the Rock Haven road, on Sunday, the 1st inst. Mr. Henry Janis, in the sixty-fourth year of his age.

The deceased was formerly a resident of Fredericktown, but for several years past has been a resident of this place.  His death was very sudden, as he seemed to be enjoying good health up to within a half an hour of his death. He had been out in his orchard and was returning to the house when he was suddenly stricken with, it is supposed, some disease of the heart, and died before he was removed to the house. Truly this is an illustration of the old adage that “whilst we are in the midst of life we are in death”. Mr. Janis was a  useful and respected citizen and his demise is mourned by many friends.


Fair Play--Sept. 5, 1872


Geo. Herman six years old, at Blackhawk township, Jefferson county, fell into a well 6 feet deep. His mother lowered a bucket to him when he was hauled up and examination of his person no other injuries than a few bruises and scratches were discovered. The boy said he turned over twice in going down, and after he got to the bottom he stood on the bucket to keep out of the water--Missouri Republican.


Fair Play--Sept. 19, 1872


Horrible Murder.  Our quiet town was, last Sunday morning, thrown into a state of intense excitement by the report that a neighbor had been assaulted, while quietly sleeping in his bed, and was left by the unknown fiend in a dying condition. The victim is Henry Gasche, a well to do farmer, who lived about one mile from Hillsboro, and who was universally respected by all who knew him. The first expression on hearing the news, naturally was “I didn’t suppose Gasche had an enemy in the world;” and horrible suspicion seemed to fasten itself upon all--suspicion that his wife had done the deed.

It was late in the day before we heard the news and there had been a hundred or more persons there before us. On arriving at the house, we found thirty or forty horror stricken neighbors, doing what they could to ease the pain of the dying man; but finding no certain clue to the perpetuator of the black deed.

The following is the statement of the widow as we got it from her own mouth.  “I was sleeping in the same room with my husband. He occupied a bed on one side of the room, and I , with my baby, a bed on the opposite side of the room. Just about sun up, I heard a noise. I suppose the noise of the stroke, which awoke me, and on raising up, I saw a man going out of the door. I jumped up out of bed and went to Henry and asked him if he was hurt; he made me no answer.  I then roused up the children and sent one of the boys to town for help”


Dr. Pipkin was the first to arrive at the place, and found Gasche lying on his back on the bed, with his forehead mashed in, brains running out, and the wall splattered with brains and blood. The wound in the head had the exact shape of the pole or back of an ax. Dr. Brewster and others arrived soon, and on examination it was found that his skull was mashed in, and that the covering to the brain was severed. Several pieces of the skull were taken out, but nothing could be done to save his life. He never sufficiently recovered to give any explanation and we presume he would not have been able to explain if he had recovered, as the stroke was evidently received by him when he was asleep.


Life remained in Mr. Gasche until about nine o'clock Monday evening.


Dr. Pipkin held the inquest on Tuesday and the jury, after hearing the evidence, returned a verdict that the deceased came to his death by a stroke from an instrument in the hands of Caroline Gasche. She was arrested on a warrant issued by Esq. Frazier, and waited an examination and was sent to jail. --Jefferson Democrat.


Died--At his residence on Market Street, in this city, on Sunday the 15th inst., Henry Knieriem, aged 40 years, 10 months and 7 days.

The deceased was buried by the Lutheran congregation, and the brassband accompanied by the Germania Verein Society, escorted his remains to their last resting place, showing the last tribute of respect, and doing the last favor in their power for the deceased.


Col. Smith and Col. Cox are making a survey of the Mississippi River from St. Louis to Cairo, for the purpose of making a map of the same. It is proposed, we undersatnd, to build dikes, etc and thereby locate the Channel permanantly.


Run Over.

On Saturday last a little daughter of Mr. Souden was playing in the street in front of our office when a son of Mr. John I. Bogy, came along in a buggy, driving pretty fast, and not noticing the child ran over it, cutting an ugly gash in its forehead. Dr. C. S. Hertich was called and dressed the wound. The Dr. informed us that it was not serious.


John Stupy, son of Jacob Stupy, got his fingers cut off in a cider mill, on Saturday of week before last. His hand was badly mangled.


The Adam Jacobs took twenty nine passengers on board at this place on Monday morning last, bound for St. Louis and other points.


Joe Fitzkam, our little barber, informs us that he will still carry on the business at the old stand lately occupied by Mr. Knieriem, deceased. He hopes to receive the custom of old patrons.


We regret to learn that we are to loose our gentlemanly Lower Landing clerk, Mr. Johnny Kern. He informs us that he will go to St. Louis with his father in a few days there to remain.


Fair Play--Sept. 26, 1872


Marriages--The following is a list of marriages which have taken place since the 1st day of June as recorded in the clerk’s office:


On the 1st day of June, by Esq Guignon, Mr. Jno. B. Derouse to Miss Julia Gernon.


On the 4th day of June, by Rev. Father Stein, Mr. Amareapi Grass to Miss Josephine Hook.


On the  10th day of June by Esq. Guignon, Mr. William Peer to Miss Mary Jane Tongay.


On the 10th day of July, by Rev. Father Weiss, Mr. Franklin McGehee to Miss Amanda B. Janis.


On the 21st day of August, by Rev. Father Stein, Mr. Henry Suchert to Miss Mary Annie Gattle.


Not Recorded.


On the 22nd day of Sept, by Esq. Guignon, Mr. Burden C. Jones to Mrs. Emeline Getein, both of Perry county.


On the 22nd day of Sept., by Esq. Guignon, Mr. William Penn Head to Mrs. Hulda Gatewood, also of Perry County.


On the  24th day of Sept., by Rev. Father Stein, Mr. Joseph Bauman to Miss Theresia Jokerst.


This is not “our Joe” the circuit clerk. We are credidably informed of this fact. We suppose that it is some of the Bauman family though.

The Jokers--t, seem to be fond of marrying, we  hear of such ocurrance every few days.


Fair Play--Oct. 3, 1872


Died-N. W. Watson, who for several weeks past has been confined to his bed on account of severe illness, died of dropsy on Saturday, Sept. 28th, at 7 o’clock p.m., on his farm in bois Brule Bottom. Dr. H. Roseman, of this place, and Dr. Gordon, of Chester, Ills., were his attending physicians. His untimely death is generally mourned by all who knew him.


On Sunday evening a little boy, the son of a blacksmith in the upper end of town was playing in front of our office when Mr. Chas Valle came along in a buggy and not seeing him run over his foot. The child was not seriously hurt.


My wife, Mary Jane Roleth, left my bed and board, without cause about three weeks ago; and I forbid all persons harboring or trusting her, and I will not pay any debts of her contracting. Antoin Roleth.


Fair Play--Oct. 31, 1872


Married. At Fredericktown, in Madison County on the 20th October, by by Father Tucker, Mr. Wm. Wathen to Miss Loretta Williams.

Well, Bill, you have gone and slipped your head into the noose at last. We wish you success, and hope the little girl you have chosen, may succeed in making a good boy out of you, but we think she will have to keep a nice little keen raw-hide laid up over the door for you, for the first year. We wish you both prosperity and a long and happy life.


Fair Play--Nov 21, 1872


Died-Of dyptheria, after a short illness, in Ste. Genevieve Mo., on the 19th inst., in the 14th year of her age, Mary Elvin, daughter of Simon A. and Carmelite Guignon, formerly of Fredericktown, Mo. Fredericktown Bee, Dubuque Herald, and St. Louis papers please copy.


Suicide--A singular case of suicide occurred at Coultervile, Ill., recently. Z. P. Fowler, an old resident of that place, cut his throat from ear to ear. It is said to be one of the most cool and deliberate suicides on record, as when the doctor tried to stop the flow of blood he plunged his hands into the gaping wound and tried to tear it larger. He lived nearly two days after the wound was inflicted, and up to the last moment was determined in his purpose to die. He is said to have been perfectly sane. The cause is supposed to be that he felt himself a burden to his family. He expressed his entire confidence in a happy future, and did not think he had committed any sin in ridding himself of life.


Fair Play--Nov. 28, 1872


Terrible Accident-Some time lst week a two year old child of Mr. Richard Byington, about fifteen miles from Ste. Genevieve, on the St. Louis road, fell into a kettle of ashes and was so badly burned that it died before medical assistance could be had. Its bereaved parents seem  doomed to misfortunes. It seems that some time last spring, their two oldest sons, Joe and Sam, started to the lead mines at Newton County, Mo. They proceeded as far as Dent county, where Joe, the eldest, inflicted a severe cut across his knee with a drawing knife. His wife and the younger brother nursed him (for they had to turn him in the bed) for several months in his helpless condition, until they became enamoured, and the younger, Sam, eloped with his brother’s wife. Mr. Richard Byington has always been known as a very good, peaceable and friendly old man, and his misfortunes are to be regretted.


Married-At the residence of Edward Kern, near Ste. Genevieve, on Tuesday, the 26th day of November, 1872, by Rev. Father Weiss, Mr. William Kern to Miss Justine Thomure, both of this county.

The new married pair will accept our thanks for a bottle of excellent wine. We drink their health, and hope they may live a long, happy and prosperous life.


Fair Play--Dec. 12, 1872


Died--In this city, after a painful illness, of nearly ten years, with cancer, Mrs. Catherine Hamm, aged about 45 years.


Fair Play--Dec. 19, 1872


Died--On the 2nd of December of continued fever, Jules La Rose, after an illness of one month in the 26th year of his age.


Fair Play--Dec. 26, 1872


Died--On the 18th inst. of typhus fever, August Seyssler, son of Edward Seyssler aged about 5 years.

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