The original owner of this scrapbook was most likely Sarah Jane Jagger, wife of William Jagger. Their daughter, Minnie, married Chester White, son of John C. and Elizabeth Irvine White. Chester and Minnie White had one daughter, Charleen White.
The articles are not pasted in the scrapbook in any particular order and most report marriages and deaths in and around Apple River. Area newspapers at the time were the Warren Sentinel-Leader, Stockton Herald and Galena Gazette.
Obituary - Elizabeth Coates Atkinson
Elizabeth Coates Atkinson, who died at Apple River January 24, 1900, was born at Arkandale in North Riding, Yorkshire, England, on the 9th day of July 1825. She was the last survivor of a family of eight children born to her father and mother, Thomas Coates and Elizabeth Buxton Coates, she having survived five brothers and two sisters. She was married to Mark Hodgson at Arkandale, Yorkshire, England, in the springtime 1844. They came to the United States via Havanna and New Orleans and landed at Galena, Illinois, on the 25th day of April 1849. Shortly after that time they moved to Council Hill, Ill., where her husband engaged in mining, having been a miner in England, and was quite successful here in that line. Of this marriage there were born five children, four boys being John R., now of San Francisco, Cal.; Thomas H., and William T., of Galena; and Nehimiah F. of Chicago; and one girl, Sarah A., of Dixson, Ill. Mark Hodgson died at Council Hill on the 8th day of May 1855. Mrs. Atkinson was married to John Atkinson on the 25th day of December 1856, and of this marriage were born two boys, Albert of Apple River and Foster L., of Sacramento, Cal., and two girls, Florence, now residing at Apple River, and Salina Shurley who died in infancy.
Mrs. Atkinson died at the age of 74 years, 6 months and 15 days. She was in many respects more than an ordinary woman. Nature had endowed her with a strong and forceful character together with good business tact. During her residence of 51 years in the county of Jo Daviess she became widely and favorably known as a person of much energy, industry and probity. Her love of truth and justice in all her business and society affairs was as strongly marked as her aversion and dislike for cant and hypocrisy, and her tender sympathy and concern for those in distress was measured only by her many personal sacrifices in their behalf during her long and useful life. She had endured herself to and was loved by all her children, as she had tenderly reared and loved them. She was a person of ceasless energy and industry and was never idle. She was born to establish and build up rather than tear down and destroy, one of the sturdy pioneers who aided in the settlement and development of the northwest soon after the lands came into the market known as the Dixon land sales.
Her influence in religious circles in those early days when circuit riders traveled on horseback from one charge to another was appreciated by the pioneer ministers. Her house and generous hospitality was their delight, and on many occasions in the old days entertained the celebrated Peter Cartwright and other noted itinerant ministers who came to this section in the interests of christianity, and all of these were her personal friends. Her hospitality to all who entered her home, coupled with the simplicity and ease with which she entertained always made her guests friends. Her latch string hung on the outer gate, no wayfarer ever went hungry from her door. She possessed a limited education, but much native ability. She was one of the sturdy log cabin pioneers of this section whose character, industry and energy has left its impress on the generation following. Her career is best summed up by saying a good woman and mother is dead. The world is better for her life. She did her full day in her sphere in this life and will be lovingly and tenderly remembered by those who knew her well. Her funeral services were conducted at her late home by Rev. James Lowery, assisted by the Apple River M. E. church choir, interment being made in the family lot in West Ella Cemetery.
Obituary- Tribute to the Memory of the late Joseph Frick of Guilford
Mr. Editor: In the recent death of Mr Joseph Frick, Jo Daviess county lost one of its best citizens. I knew him well when I was a boy and we were playmates as well as schoolmates at Gratiot’s Grove, in the early 30’s. His mother was a French Swiss who emigrated to the Selkirk Settlement, British America in 1821, with the Red River Colony. Her first husband, Simon Tachio, died in Switzerland in 1820, leaving a son Simon Tachio, but a few months old. Mrs Tachio married again in 1822 to Joseph Frick, a farmer, who had emigrated to the settlement in 1816 with the company of discharged soldiers of the regiment of Count DeMuezon, after a three years service in Canada in the English Army. The subject of this sketch was but a mere babe when his father died. Mrs. Frick, a few years after married Mr. Gerber, a farmer at the Settlement, who had been an army comrade of her late husband in Canada, and who with his family, came to the Leadmines in the autumn of 1826, with the larger part of the Swiss Colony, and settled at Gratiot’s Grove on a farm. In the late 30’s he preempted land, and opened a farm in the town of Guilford, where he died in the early 50’s. Simon Tachio, who was a well known farmer in this county, died several years ago. Joseph inherited the Gerber farm, and lived upon it until his death. He was a man of intelligence, of a quiet disposition and of sturdy honesty; all who knew Mr. Frick respected and esteemed him for his many admirable traits of character. A. L. Chetlain
Relative to the same person so interestingly and tenderly spoken of by Gen. A. L. Chetlain the following has been contributed by one of his neighbors in Guilford:
Joseph Frick was born in Selkirk settlement, Red River of the North, Dec. 25, 1824. He came to Galena with his father in 1826. He moved to his home in Guilford, Ill., in 1833. He was united in marriage with Margaret Duerstein Dec. 27, 1854. This union was blessed with five daughters, Eliza, Julia, Louisa, May, Emma and one son, Joseph, who are all alive and at home with their mother. He was baptized and brought up in a Christian spirit. He was a Christian gentleman, industrious, devoted to his home and family, kind and peaceful and upright in his dealings. He began to fall in health about a year ago, and gradually became weaker, being confined to his bed for several months. He often held communion with God in prayer, and was often heard repeating prayers in the French language which his Christian mother had taught him. He considered himself a poor sinner putting his trust in the Redeemer. He peacefully dell asleep on Thursday morning March 1, aged 70 years, 2 mo., 6 days. The funeral took place on Saturday, March 3, conducted by Rev. G. F. Klindworth of Schappville, Ill. Service was held in St. John’s Lutheran church of Guilford. A discourse in English was delivered on Mark 1, 14-15 and 2 Tim. 4, 18 in German. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church. The funeral was largely attended. In his death his wife loses a good husband, his children a kind father and the community a good citizen.
Death Notice - Mrs. Tibbels White
Mr. W. L. White received a message Tuesday morning informing him of the sudden death of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Tibbels White, at her home at University Park, Iowa. The remains will arrive here today (Wednesday) and be taken to the White home. The funeral arrangements have not been made, but will be conducted by Rev. Van Alstyne of Scales Mound. The deceased was a daughter of the late James Francomb and was born and reared in this township.
Obituary - Mrs. J. W. Baus
Mrs. Joseph Baus died on Sunday, Aug. 23, after many weeks of sickness and intense suffering. Martha Hicks was born in Guilford township, Ill., March 28, 1862. She was united in marriage to Joseph Baus on Oct. 3rd 1895, who is left to mourn the loss of a faithful wife and a loving companion. She was born and raised in the same township in which she died, so that all her life has been spent in that community where she will long be remembered as a good neighbor, a kind and loving friend.
For some time her health had been failing and in May she went to Chicago for medical treatment only to learn that her disease was incurable. She returned to her home to await the final summons. Although knowing as she did that only death could end her sufferings her cheerfulness was unfailing and at no time during her illness was she heard to complain but sought by reading and prayer to prepare herself for the world beyond. Though her suffering had been intense her mind remained clear to the last. Calling her husband and loved ones to her bedside she bade them good-bye assuring them that she was going to better place and telling them to meet her in heaven.
Besides her husband she leaves three sisters, Mrs. John Davis of Council Hill, Mrs. James Sheean of Guilford and Mrs. C. J. McGuire of Pior, Oklahoma, also three brothers Henry Hicks of Apple River, James of Galena, and Alfred of Dawson City, Alaska.
The funeral services were held on Wednesday, Aug. 26, from her late home to the Methodist church at Scales Mound and were conducted by her pastor, Rev. M. E. Dix, who preached from Psalm 103:3. Favorite hymns of the deceased were sung by the choir of that church. The floral offerings were profuse and beautiful almost obscuring the casket from sight. The remains were laid to rest in the Scales Mound cemetery.
Obituary - Margaret Barningham Barrett
Mrs. Margaret Barningham Barrett, the daughter of James and Catherine Barningham, was born June 9, 1855, in Thompson township. She was united in marriage to Enoch Barrett, March 24, 1895 by Rev. G. A. Griswold. To this union was born one son, James. The first year of their married life was spent on the Hathaway farm in Rush township, then they moved on the farm, where she resided up to the time of her death. Years ago she joined the Salem M. E. church and later her membership was transferred to Apple River charge. Mrs. Barrett was not of a public nature but unassuming, her home was her domain. When her health began to fail and she saw the end was drawing near, she expressed her submissiveness to God’s will and willingness and readiness to meet her loved ones gone on before. During her last illness she would join with her friends in singing songs of her Savior whom she said she loved, and Heaven which she looked forward to entering soon. To mourn her departure she leaves a husband, son and three sisters, Mrs. Hannah Wright of Scales Mound; Mrs. Wm. Stauss of Galena, Ill.; and Mrs. Mannie Malone, of North Platte, Nebr. She peacefully fell asleep at 9:30 Friday evening, Nov. 25, 1927. Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church, Monday morning, Rev. R. L. Hoover officiating. Singers were Mrs. Robert Beall, and Mrs. Leo Charlton. Casket bearers were, Messrs Charlton, McFadden, W. J. White, Edward Gerber. Alex Hume, John Rowe, and Elmer Williams. Burial was made in Scales Mound Cemetery.
Marriage - Claypool / Livingston
Thompson, Dec 25 - One of the most enjoyable events of the season took place at the residence of Wm. Livingston on Tuesday December 25th, when about fifty relatives and friends of the family assembled in response to an invitation to be present at the wedding of Miss Mary E. Livingston to Edward L. Claypool of Spencer, Iowa. At 1 P M, Mr. John Palmer assisted by his accomplished daughter Mary, and son Benjamin, played Mendelsohn’s wedding march, during which the bride and groom and four attendants, handsomely attired entered the room.
The bride wore a blue silk trimmed with cream colored lace. The bridesmaids, Misses Lillie Barningham and Bell Hume, wore white swiss. The groom and his groomsmen W. H. Livingston and Joseph Claypool wore the usual dress.
The music ceased and a short impressive ceremony by Rev. George Colgrove, pastor of Scales Mound M. E. Church, made the principals in the happy drama husband and wife. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the heartiest of congratulations were showered upon the happy couple, after which the bride and groom led the way to the dining room, where the table was covered with delicacies of every kind to which all did ample justice. The feast was under the direction of Mrs. Livingston who made abundant provision for the occasion. Mr. And Mrs. Livingston were indefatigable in their efforts to entertain their guests, and gave each one a cordial welcome.
The bride is the youngest daughter of the family, and a lady possessing all the virtues which fir her for the responsible position which she has assumed. That her pathway through life be strewn with roses is the sincere wish of the large circle of friends in this locality, to whom she has endeared herself. Mr. Claypool the groom, is the son of Mrs. R. A. Claypool, of Warren. He is a young man of marked ability, and is the possessor of many sterling qualities. He has won the confidences and esteem of many in this locality, and also in the town were he resides, and that he will prove an affectionate husband and eventually attain success in life is already insured by his goodness of heart, and the energy and force of character which he has displayed. Mr. And Mrs. Claypool left on the 5 o’clock train for Spencer, Iowa, their future home.
The following is a list of the presents presented to the bride: gold breast pin and earrings, groom to bride; fine carpet, Mrs. Wm. Livingston; silver castor and purse containing money, Wm. H. Livingston; china set fifty-six pieces, Mr. And Mrs. W. W. Claypool; silver jelly dish, J. E. Claypool; blankets, Mrs. R. A. Claypool; silver butter dish, Mrs. Y. L. J. Klapp; silver butter knife, C. L. Thomas; vases, Charles Claypool; napkins, Florence and Jennie Claypool; album, Miss Susan Gunn; silver pickle castor, Mary and Willie White; tablecloth, James and Tillie Carr; silver pickle dish, W. S. McFadden; silver butter dish, S. Charlton and sister; vases, James McFadden; silver cake standMrs. Barningham and ?. W. Goydman; toilet set, Maggie Barningham; Coleridge poems, Sadie McFadden; bedspread, Libbie and Hannah Barningham; camp chair, Bell and Alex Hume; wash bowl and pitcher, Mrs. J. Barningham; fancy soap dish, Mamie Barningham; bed spread, Misses Krugers; silver pickle castor, Eliza Jagger; glass fruit dish, Mrs. J. Jagger; hanging lamp, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Jagger; silver pickle castor, Geo, Joseph and Anna Baus; fine centre table, the Misses Urens; carving knife and fork, J. H. Brocherdson. A Guest.
Marriage - Kistle / Liddle
Council Hill, Jan. 27 - One of the most enjoyable events of the season occurred at the residence of Mr. Wm. Liddle in the town of East Galena, on Thursday, January 15th, when about forty relatives and friends of the family were assembled in response to an invitation to be present at the wedding of Miss Lenora Liddle to Mr. John Kistle of Scales Mound. The ceremony took place at 2 o’clock P. M., and was performed by the Rev. Wm. Harvey of Council Hill. The bride was elegantly attired and presented a most attractive appearance, as did also her attendants Misses Rilla and Etta Liddell, sisters of the bride. The groom and his attendants Mr. John Newsome and Mr. Wm. Kistle, brother of the groom, were attired in the customary suits of black, with white vests, white ties and kid gloves. At the conclusion of the ceremony, which was one of the most interesting that your correspondent has ever had the pleasure of witnessing, the heartiest of congratulations were showered upon the happy couple, after which the bride and groom led the way to the dining room, where the tables fairly groaned under their rich burdens of delicacies to which all did ample justice. The tables were under the direction of Mrs. Liddell who made abundant provision for the occasion. Mr. and Mrs. Liddell were indefatigable in their efforts to entertain their guests, and gave each one a cordial and hearty welcome.
The bride is the second oldest daughter of the family, and a lady possessing all the virtues which fit her for the responsible position which she has assumed. That her pathway through life be strewn with roses is the sincere wish of the large circle of friends in this locality to whom she has endeared herself. Mr. Kistle, the groom, is a son of Josiah Kistle Esq. Of Scales Mound. He is a young man of marked ability, and is the possessor of many sterling qualities of head and heart. He has won the confidence and esteem of many in this locality, and also in the town where he resides and that he will prove an affectionate husband, and eventually attain success in life is already assured by his goodness of heart and the energy and force of character which he has displayed.
Mr. and Mrs. Kistle will forego the customary wedding tour, and will settle down at once to the most independent vocation of life, that of farming, near Scales Mound. The following is a list of the handsome presents received by the bride:
Mr. and Mrs. Liddell, parents of the bride, elegant family bible; Mr. and Mrs. Kistle, parents of the groom, set of knives and forks; Stella Kistle, set silver teaspoons; Della Kistle, one dozen napkins; Rilla Liddell, breakfast castor; Etta Liddell, dozen sauce plates; John Newsome, fruit dish; Wm. Kistle, silver castor; Mrs. Kenwick Newsom, half dozen goblets; Esther Liddell, wall pocket; Mary Newsom, tidy; Mrs. B. J. Ewing, water pitcher and lamp mat; Mrs. Jas. F. Leekley, silver pickle castor and fork; Mrs. Henry Goodborn, fruit stand; Richard Bawden and wife, half dozen cups and saucers, sugar bowl and cream pitcher; Russell Phelps, silver butter knife and silver pickle fork; Jennie Bawden, half dozen sauce plates; Wesley Liddell and wife, set of glassware; Miss E. J. Martin, lamp; Elia Martin, cake stand; C. L. Butcher, glass pickle castor; Kate Ewing, soap tray, wash bowl and pitcher; Jas. Sherard, preserve dish and half dozen goblets; J. A. Ewing, cake stand; Jas. Dailyn and wife, set silver teaspoons; Henry Goodborn, bracket; John Fiddick, table spread. The groom was presented with a valuable buggy horse by his brother, Wm. Kistle.
Westaby - Marks -- In Thompson, March 11, at the residence of Mr. George Westaby, Mr. Wm. Westaby, son of Mr. Charles Westaby, and Miss Martha Marks, both of Thompson, Jo Daviess Co, Ill.
Bell - Humphrie -- February 18, 1879, by Phillip Parkin, Esquire, Mr. Wm. Bell and Miss Elizabeth K. Humphries, both of Thompson, Ill.
Poyzer - Jewel March 6, 1879, in Warren, at the residence of Mr. E. Jewel, by the Rev, Joseph Crummer, Mr. Willie Poyzer and Miss Francis Jewel.
Hess - Samson At the residence of the bride’s parents, Apple River, on the 29th of December 1881, by Rev. J. Bush, Mr. Otto Hess and Miss Mary M. Samson, of Apple River.
Cliff - Raisbeck At the P. M. parsonage, at New Diggings, Nov. 22nd, by Rev. C. M. Hendra, Mr. Irvin Cliff of Galena, and Miss Elizabeth Raisbeck of Jenkynsville.
Vipond - Raisbeck At Pleasant View, October 19, by Rev. J. Johns, Mr. John Vipond and Miss Jane Raisbeck, both of Benton, Wis.
Baus - Kaul Mr. John W. Baus has taken a life partner, Miss Kaul.
Muehleip - Kueline Married, at the home of Mrs. Frances Schneider, in East Galena, on Thursday, August 18, 1887, by Rev. A. M. Brenner, Mr. Hermann Meuhleip and Miss Carrie Kueline.
Mitchell - McKillips At the Methodist Episcopal parsonage in this city, on Thursday, March 21, Frederick H. Mitchell and Miss Etta McKillips, of Elizabeth, were joined in marriage by the Rev. W. D. Atchison.
McKillips - Hilt Mr. Edwin McKillips, of Woodbine, and Miss Amelia A. Hilt, of Derinda, were made man and wife at the Houy House at 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. W. D. Atchison, pastor of the First M. E. Church, performed the ceremony.
Williams - McKillips Married today at the parsonage of the First Presbyterian church, Galena, by the Rev. David Clark, Mr. Samuel D. Williams, of Elizabeth, and Miss Fanny A. McKillips of Thompson.
Marriage: Adams - Atkinson
By Rev. O. E. Burch, at the residence of the bride’s father, on the evening of December 28, at 7 o’clock, Mr. Henry Adams and Miss Libbie Atkinson, both of Council Hill
The wedding was a splendid affair, a large number of guests being in attendance. An excellent supper was served and many rare and costly gifts presented to the bride. The decorations in evergreens and flowers were beautiful, and were superintended by Mrs. Harper, a valued friend of the family. The bride and groom stood under a lovely parasol. Most of the guests remained until nearly morning, and partook of a very late supper, or what might be properly termed a very early breakfast, and then scattered to their homes. Mr. Adams recently spent some time in Colorado, where he was successfully engaged in mining operations. Miss Atkinson [familiarly called Libbie] is the youngest daughter of David and Mrs. Atkinson, well-known and well-to-do farmers in this town. The happy pair went east on a wedding tour. May success and blessings attend them through life. Com.
Marriage: Barningham - Jagger
Quite an enjoyable affair transpired at the residence of Mr. James Barningham in this town, on the 23rd last. It was no less an occasion than the marriage of his eldest daughter to a Mr. Jagger, of the immediate neighborhood, a young man of industrious habits and good circumstances in life. A very interesting circumstance transpired at the conclusion of the marriage ceremony, when the father of the bride presented the young couple with a family Bible, accompanied by a short address, counseling them to make that book their life-guide; by so doing, present usefulness and happiness would be insured and eternal life in the future. There were also many other quite handsome presents; but as your correspondent is not an adept in writing up wedding presents and bridal ornamentation, he must forego that pleasure and proceed to discuss subjects to which he is better adapted - a practical knowledge of the abundant repast with which the tables were loaded and of which now all were invited to partake.
As we looked over the table we thought, truly the fatlings are killed. The tables are ready and the wedding is furnished with guests; yet not compelled to come in from the highways and hedges, for of the friends who were bidden all cheerfully accepted the first invitation. Among the guests noticed was Mr. James Grindy, who was the donor of a handsome and valuable present; also Mrs. D. Atkinson, of East Fork, whose cheerful and mirth-loving disposition contributed to the general good feeling of the occasion; nor must we forget the man who fills so many buildings with that precious weed. These with their families together with the relatives of the partied concerned and several other invited guests composed an agreeable and pleasant party. When we left quite early in the afternoon, the bridal party were making preparations to take the cars of the evening train, where, we were not informed; and the hostess was preparing to furnish another banquet for the remaining guests who continued their festivities until later in the evening.
The parents of both parties are among our oldest and most respected citizens; large farmers and have been eminently successful in their business relations in life. The young couple will settle on a farm near the parental home, accompanied by the good wishes of all.
Marriage: Lindsay - Casper
On Thursday forenoon, Mr. Robt. Lindsay, of Excelsior Mills, Wis., and Miss Elizabeth Casper, of Scales Mound, entered into a life partnership, the Rev. James Baume sealing the contract. The ceremony was performed at the M. E. parsonage on Bench Street, and there were present as witnesses, the parents and a dew of the near relatives of the contracting parties. The attendants were a brother of the groom, and Miss Tatchio, of Scales Mound. The wedding party repaired to Pooley’s gallery and were duly taken, and in the afternoon set out for home.
Marriage: Roseneau - Boell
Rev. J. Roseneau, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Schappsville, was married Thursday, December 31, to Miss Rebecca Boell, daughter of ex-Supervisor John Boell, of this town. The ceremony was performed at the German Presbyterian church in Scales Mound, Rev. H. T. Smidt, of Galena, officiating.
Mr. Watson Whitham has rented 320 acres of land in Nebraska, and will soon leave us, accompanied by his brother Ed. Our good wishes follow them.
Marriage: Hess - Westaby
Married, by the undersigned at the residence of the bride’s parents in the town of Thompson, Jo Daviess Co., June 23, 1886, Mr. Henry C. Hess, of St. Peter, Minn., a graduate of class 1884 of the G. E. College of Galena, to Miss Charlotte E. Westaby also a former student of the College. A large number, over one hundred friends from far and near, had gathered to witness the solemn transaction. A sister of the groom had come from New Jersey and three brothers of the bride came from the distant west of Dakota Territory, to witness the marriage. Mr. Hess, since leaving the College has been employed as teacher in the public schools at St. Peter. His prospects for a successful career through life are bright and promising as always will and must be to a man of such able qualifications and noble christian character, as is our young friends. The best wishes of their numerous friends accompany the happy couple. Emil Uhl, Galena, Ill.
Marriage: Trewarthen - Lupton
The residence of Mr. And Mrs. Lupton, of Council Hill, Wednesday evening, was the scene of a brilliant wedding, the contracting parties being their daughter, Miss Etta Lupton, and Mr. Wm. Trewarthen. The impressive ceremony was performed at 6:30 o’clock by the rev. Mr. Baker, and was witnessed by about two hundred people. Numerous beautiful and costly presents were worthily bestowed on the happy couple.
The groom, Mr. Trewarthen, is a son of the late Mr. Wm. Trewarthen, of Council Hill. He is an honest, upright young man, of good habits and business qualifications and commands the utmost confidence and respect of all who know him. His bride is a young lady of culture and refinement and has endeared herself to a large circle of friends. They will commence housekeeping in Council Hill, where Mr. Trewarthen will engage in farming. The Gazette joins their many friends in extending hearty congratulations and wishing them a long, happy and prosperous life.
Marriage: Elgar - Maynard
In Platteville, July 14th, by Rev. Samuel Pulford, Mr. Chas. E. Maynard, of Apple River, to Miss Clara E. Elgar, of Platteville.
The bridal party with a number of friends arrived in Galena on the 8:45 p. m. train from the north, and were entertained at the home of Mr. T. J. Bermingham on the East Side, until the 11 p. m. train going east. Mr and Mrs. Maynard are on a bridal trip to Chicago, the Lakes at the north, St. Paul, and then home, locating in Apple River, where the groom is engaged in merchandising.
Marriage: McKinstrey - Gallagher
Mr. John Gallagher, a well-known and popular young man of Galena, and Miss Margaret McKinstrey, an estimable young lady of Apple River, were united in marriage at the St. Joseph’s church in Apple River this morning. Nuptial high mass was solemnized by the celebrant of the ceremony, Rev. J. E. Shannahan. The groom was supported by his brother, Jeremiah Gallagher, and the bride was attended by her sister, Miss Mary McKinstrey. A large assemblage of friends witnessed the ceremony and participated in the subsequent festivities at the home of the bride. The happy couple have gone to Chicago and other points on their wedding tour, after which they will return to Galena and go to housekeeping on the East Side, renting a house until Mr. Gallagher shall have built a home. The happy young people have the congratulations of many friends. The groom is an industrious and worthy young man, employed as a bridge carpenter on the Central and he is a nephew of Jerry Gorden, the popular conductor on that road. The bride is well known in Galena and is held in high esteem for her many excellent qualities. The members of the groom’s family and others from Galena attended the wedding.
Marriage: Berryman - Whitham
The pleasant home of ex-Supervisor and Mrs. W. H. Berryman, at Apple River, was the scene of the most notable wedding of the season Tuesday evening. The contracting parties were Miss Della Berryman, the third eldest daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Berryman, and Mr. Samuel Whitham, of Schapville. The ceremony was performed at 6 o’clock by Rev. Lowery, pastor of the M. E. church of Apple River. An assemblage of two hundred and fifty guests witnessed the ceremony. The bride was attended by her sister, Allie, and Mr. James McManus officiated as best man. Succeeding the ceremony and congratulations was a feast, in the parcipitation of which due honor was done the happy event. The presents were numerous and handsome. Among the guests were many from Scales Mound, Galena and other places. The happy couple will remain at the home of the groom’s mother, Mrs. S. A. Whitham, at Schapville, until March, when they will go to northern Iowa to make their home.
Marriage: Taylor - Newsom
Mr. Wilbur H. Taylor, of Galena, and Miss Maud Newsom, of Thompson, were united in marriage on the 13th of February. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Martin at the M. E. parsonage in Platteville. The relatives and friends of the young couple were not made aware of their marriage until some days after it had taken place and the public announcement of the event was not made until to-day.
The groom is the eldest son of Mr. Obadiah Taylor, the merchant, and is a young man of excellent habits and bright prospects. His bride is an amiable young lady with a wide circle of friends at Schapville and in Galena, where she was educated. They have the best wishes of all in the beginning of their journey through life.
Engagement: Barningham - Stauss
Cards have been issued to the wedding of Miss Libbie Barningham and George W. Stauss, of Thompson.
Engagements: Berryman - Whitham, Barningham - Stauss
The population of Apple River is slowly drifting down into Thompson. Saml. H. Whitham, of the latter town was today licensed to wed Miss Della Berryman, of Apple river, and G. W. Stauss, also of Thompson, was granted a permit to marry Miss Elizabeth Barningham, of Apple River.
Marriage: Baringham - Stauss
Mr. G. W. Stauss, one of Schappville’s prominent farmers, and Miss Libbie Barningham, daughter of the late James Barningham, of Thompson, were united in marriage on Christmas at 2 o’clock p. m., at the Barningham residence, Rev. James Lowery, pastor of the M. E. church, officiating. About 100 relatives and friends attended the ceremony. A wedding dinner was served and all the guests returned to their homes after wishing them a merry Christmas, and hoping that they would live to enjoy a large number of them. Keno wishes them prosperity and happiness.
Marriage: White - Evans
One of the most enjoyable events which our people have been permitted to participate in occurred Thursday evening, Sept. 7, when the nuptials of Mr. Henry Evans and Miss Mary E. White were solemnized. The marriage service, which took place upon the veranda at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Alice White, was performed by Rev. A. W. Adron. The veranda and walk were laid with carpet, while on either side, rising in terraces, was a gorgeous display of flowers. The lawn fronting the veranda was brilliantly illuminated.
At 7 o’clock the guests had assembled, and just as the stars began to break through the hazy air, the sound of music was heard and the bride and groom appeared. After a short ceremony and congratulations having been extended, the young couple led the way to the dining room, where a sumptuous banquet had been spread. No product of field or orchard that might tempt the appetite of the most fastidious was wanting, and the feast was indulged by all. Soon after midnight, Mr. and Mrs. Evans took their leave of the guests. The old but beautiful custom of throwing rice was observed.
The bride is an elegant, accomplished and estimable young lady, and is regarded with favor by all who knew her. Having been a leader in both the religious and social circles of Mt. Sumner, she will be greatly missed by our people. Mr. Evans, the bridegroom, is a prosperous farmer of Woodbine, where they will make their home. May plenty, peace and happiness preside over their hearth, and may they see long life is the wish of the writer.
Marriage: Young - Parker
We clip the following notice of the marriage of Miss Etta A. Young, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Young, formerly of Elizabeth, this county, from The Chieftain, published at Tecumseh, Nebraska:
At the residence of the bride’s father, John S. Young, Mr. Edward Parker and Miss Etta A. Young were united in the bonds of wedlock at 6 p. m. on the 11th inst., by Rev. Van Fleet from Table Rock. The writer was there promptly on time and found a large number of friends already assembled. The Rev. I. S. Hall formerly pastor of the family, now stationed at Phillipsburg, Kansas, was there and enjoyed himself hugely with his many former old friends. The bride and groom were ably supported by Mr. Elmer Young and Miss Hannah McClure, who at the proper time marched into the room where the company were assembled, keeping step to the grand march, which was nicely executed by Miss Carrie Libby, of Elk Creek. Taking the places assigned them, they were at once united. After the congratulations were at an end, the company were invited out to a rich repast of everything desirable, after which the bride and groom were led to the room where the presentation of gifts took place. After music and blessed association the company dispersed with the feeling that two hearts had been united as well as hands and lives.
Marriage: Rowe - Varing
Apple River, Ill., Feb. 5 - One of the largest and pleasantest gatherings of the season took place last Thursday evening Jan. 30, at the residence of Mrs. Susan Rowe, 3 miles southwest of this village, it being the marriage of Mrs. R.’s youngest daughter, Clara E., to Mr. Frank Varing, a prominent young farmer of Scales Mound. The ceremony took place at 6 o’clock, Miss Della Berryman playing the wedding march, and Rev. James Lowery, of this village officiating. Miss Mary E. Palmer acted as bridesmaid and Henry Varin, brother of the groom as groomsman. After the ceremony, the wedding supper came and all did justice including the minister, who informed us that it was one of the finest displays of eatables that he has had the pleasure of partaking of in many a year. The bride received a large number of useful and valuable presents.
The young couple have the best wishes of a host of friends. They will commence keeping house on the Chambers farm, where they intend to make their home. The following relatives were present from Manchester, Iowa: P. F. Hatch and daughter Cora; James Lee, wife and son; Phillip Starbird ad wife; Joseph Rowe and son, and Miss Susan Breckens. About eighty-six relatives and friends of the young couple were in attendance, and all report a grand and pleasant time.
Obituary: Matthew Grindy
Mr. Matthew Grindy, of Thompson township, died at his residence on Friday, after a long illness, of lung fever. He was buried in the Scales Mound cemetery on Monday, Rev. Mr. Lowery, of this place, officiating. The deceased was aged 63 years, 10 months and 15 days, and was a native of England, coming to this country in 1851. He leaves a wife and eight children and a large number of friends, to mourn his departure.
Mrs. Catherine Barningham, of Apple River, was in the city Tuesday. She leaves Thursday to visit her daughter, Mrs. H. O. Malone, of Weldon, Ill.
Marriage: Barningham - Malone
Married, on Wednesday evening, Sept. 12, 1888, at eight o’clock, Rev. C. H. Hoffman officiating, Mr. Hiram O. Malone, of Weldon, Ill., to Miss May H. Barningham, of Thompson, Jo Daviess county, Ill. The spacious parlors of the bride’s mother were filled to overflowing with invited guests. At promptly eight o’clock, Mr. Atkins began to play the wedding march and the bride and groom accompanied by the bridesmaid and groomsman, entered the parlor and took their places under an evergreen horseshoe. The two lives were soon united in one destiny. Sumptuous tables were spread and all enjoyed the wedding feast prepared by the bride’s mother. Many costly presents were given as tokens of esteem to the happy couple. After a few days in visiting numerous relatives, the bride and groom will take up life’s burdens in Weldon, Ill., where the latter is a prosperous farmer. Com.
Marriage: Barningham - Malone
Scales Mound, Sept. 18 One of the most brilliant and sociable gatherings of the early autumn was convened at the rural home of Mrs. Catherine Barningham, in the township of Thompson, last Wednesday evening, Sept. 12, to witness the marriage of her youngest daughter, Miss Mary H. Barningham, to Mr. H. O. Malone, of Weldon, Ill. The wedding march was exquisitely well rendered by Master Charles Atkinson, of this place, and at exactly 8:07 p. m. the bridal party, preceded by their attendants entered the tastefully decorated parlor, where the marriage ceremony was impressively rendered by Rev. Mr. Hoffamn, of Apple river. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Elizabeth Barningham, and the groom’s best man was Willie Stouse, of Schappsville. The bride is one of the belles of her neighborhood and looked very handsome in her suit of olive satin. The groom wore the customary black. Congratulations were profusely showered on the happy couple by about seventy-five invited guests, after which the bride and groom headed the procession to the dining room, where the feast fit to be partaken of by the rulers of all nations, was satisfactorily discussed by all. Singing and conversation was enjoyed by the many until early dawn, when the multitude dispersed for their respective homes. The bride received a large assortment of choice, useful presents. Mr. Malone is one of the leading farmers of Weldon, where he and his bride will be at home to their friends by the 25th of September. Bushwacker.
Marriage: Hicks - McFadden
Mr. John McFadden and Miss Hester Hicks were married at the residence of the bride’s parents Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hicks, last Wednesday evening, Jan. 11. Rev. R. A. Harwood officiated. The ceremony was witnessed by only a few relatives of the interested couple. The bride and groom are well known to a large circle of friends, who extend to them congratulations profusely. The bride was the recipient of a fine collection of costly and useful souvenirs, as a slight token of the esteem and respect of the donors.
Marriage: Lappin - Polkinghorn
W. T. Polkinghorn, of Galena, and Miss Theresa W. Lappin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Lappin of this place, were united in marriage on Wednesday morning Feb. 16, at St. Josephs church in this village, Rev. Father Shannahan officiating. A reception was held at the residence of the bride’s parents in the evening, a large number of invited guests being present. We wish the young couple happiness and prosperity.
Obituary: Josiah Kistle
A distressing accident occurred at Scales Mound Friday evening, from which Mr. Josiah Kistle, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of this county, received fatal injuries.
There was a Christmas tree at the M. E. Church in that village Friday evening, and Mr. Kistle’s son John, who lives on a farm north of the village in White Oak Springs township just north of the state line, drove down with his family in a sleigh to attend the festivities, as did also Mr. Amos Ford, a neighbor. They both took their teams to Mr. Kistle’s to put them in his barn. None of the horses were vicious but one of those driven by Mr. John Kistle was a little fractious. The elder Mr. Kistle concluded to go out to the barn to see that all was right. He was remonstrated with but insisted on going out, and did so with Mr. Ford. Mr. Kistle carried a lantern and as he entered the stable placed one of his hands on the side of the fractious horse. The animal was startled and in his fright kicked and knocked the lamp out of Mr. Kistle’s hand and out the door, extinguishing it, leaving them in the dark. The frightened animal continued to kick and struggle and Mr. Ford hastened around in another stall and succeeded in untying him and leading him out. He then hastened to the house and procured a light and returning to the barn found Mr. Kistle unconscious in the stall on his back. He was removed to the house and Dr. H. M. Fowler was hastily summoned. The unfortunate man’s injuries were found to be very serious. Two of his ribs on the left side below the heart were broken and a frightful gash was cut in his right groin. He was also severely cut about the head and face and his body badly bruised. He lived with intervals of consciousness, until 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon when he breathed his last.
Mr. Kistle was a native of Cornwall, England where he worked in the mines previous to coming to this country in 1840. He would have been 70 years old on the first of next January. After coming to this country upwards of forty years ago, Mr. Kistle followed mining a number of years, but finally settled down to farming and by honest industry secured a comfortable competence. He had retired from the farm and settled in the village to pass the last days of his life in ease and comfort. He was a good, honest, upright man in all the walks and relations of life, and his death will be sincerely mourned by all who knew him. The deceased leaves a wife and three sons and two daughters to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. The eldest son Josiah C. and the third, Wm. T. live at LeMars, Iowa. The second son John H., resides on the farm at White Oak Springs. The eldest daughter, Estelle, was recently married to Mr. John March, who is now a banker at Warsaw, Kansas, where they reside. The youngest daughter, Adel, is unmarried and lived with her parents. The absent children have all been telegraphed for.
Mr. Kistle’s funeral took place in Scales Mound at 12 o’clock, Wednesday.
Obituary: Webster Williams
The remains of Mr. Webster Williams, of Apple River, arrived in that village Thanksgiving Day, from Mitchell, Dakota, accompanied by his brother John and wife. The widowed mother of the deceased, and two of his sisters, Mrs. Smith and Mrs. M. A. Deming, reside in Apple River, but a telegram sent there from Dakota had failed to reach its destination and they knew nothing of their relative’s death until the remains arrived. The deceased left Apple River a few months ago, and went to Dakota where his brother John had for some time held a position on the railroad. Web, as he was familiarly called, secured a position as brakeman, and was afterward promoted to yardmaster at Mitchell. While doing some switching in the yards, Nov. 11th, he slipped from the engine and one of the wheels passed over one of his feet, crushing his toes and lacerating the foot. He was taken to his brother’s home in Mitchell and surgeons dressed his foot after amputating some of his toes. Web had eaten his dinner that day and taken a smoke when the surgeons came. They put under the influence of chloroform, and he never awakened, but was dead within fifteen minutes. He had requested his brother not to let his mother know of the accident he had met with, but had himself just written a long letter telling her of his misfortune and was intending to send it by the surgeons to be mailed, little thinking that his lifeless remains would accompany the letter to her. Mr. Williams was about thirty years old. He leaves a wife and one child, both now living in Iowa with the wife’s parents. Besides the other relatives named, he has another sister, Mrs. J. H. Cornelius, of Freeport. The interment took place at Apple River Friday. The sudden and unexpected death is a great shock to the afflicted relatives, who in their sorrow have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.
Obituary: Mrs. James McFadden
Mr. Matt Beaton, of the St. Louis store, in this city, on Thursday received a telegram from Hon. James Carr, of Scales Mound, containing intelligence of the sudden and unexpected demise of the latter’s aunt, Mrs. McFadden, wife of Mr. James McFadden, of Apple River township. The sad event occurred at 3 o’clock p. m. Wednesday, the 22nd inst. Mrs. McFadden had been ailing slightly for some time, but her family and friends id not think seriously of it and her sudden and unexpected death was a severe shock to them. The afflicted family have the sincere and heartfelt sympathy of many friends in their sad bereavement. The deceased was aged about 60 years. Her husband and four daughters and two sons survive her. Three of the daughters and one son are married. Mrs. McFadden had resided in this county for many years and by her kind and noble traits of character had endeared herself to many friends. None were more beloved and respected than she and her death will be deeply deplored.
Obituary: Mrs. Ellen Hume
Apple River, May 18 Mrs. Ellen Hume, wife of John Hume, died of heart disease at her home, 5 miles southwest of this village, yesterday at 10 p. m. She was taken sick in the afternoon but was not considered dangerously ill by the physician or family at 6 o’clock in the evening. The deceased was born in Staffordstown, county Antrim, Ireland, Dec. 17, 1830, and came to this country in the year 1851, settling in New Diggings, Wis. She was married to Mr. John Hume June 17, 1854, at that place. They moved to this township a few months after their marriage, where she resided up to the time of her death. The deceased was a sister of Assessor Wm. White and ex-Commissioner John C. White, of this place. She will be buried tomorrow (Wednesday) in the village cemetery, Rev. George Berryman, of Rush, officiating. She leaves a husband and six children and hosts of relatives and friends to mourn her departure. The family has the sympathy of the entire community in their sad and sudden bereavement.
Obituary: George Dittmar
Mr. George Dittmar departed this life June 10, 1885, aged 85 years, 7 months, and 22 days. The subject of this sketch was born in Bavaria, Germany, October 18, 1799, and came to this country in 1854. He was married in February, 1835, to Miss Maggie Frabner, of Bavaria, Germany. They were blessed with seven children. His wife and four children preceded him to the silent land. He leaves three sons, George, Adam and Albert, and twenty-eight grandchildren, to mourn their loss. He was a member of the German M. E. Church, in which he died a faithful member. His last words were that he was prepared to meet his Savior, and feared neither death nor the grave. He had been in poor health for a number of years, but had always been able to be around. Deceased was devoted father, a most respected member of society, beloved by all who knew him, and therefore it seems sad that he should be taken from the midst of a kind and affectionate family and a large circle of devoted friends. He was a man of noble character, upright, just and spirited in all his dealings. He spurned every action that savored of littleness of soul or that would be a dishonor to a truly Christian character. The funeral took place Thursday, June 11, at the residence of Mr. Albert Dittmar, and was largely attended, Rev. E. Christ, officiating.
Obituary: Frank Mann
Fort Dodge, Iowa, Sept. 20, 1886. Editor Gazette: We to-day send you the sad news of the death of Frank Mann. He had been one of Webster county’s thrifty farmers ever since his coming here, until he became confined to his bed, about eighteen months ago. He employed no less than nine doctors, but he was so far gone that there was no help for him at the beginning of his illness; but he had a great hold on life for a man of his size. The ailment was lingering dropsy, but at last the fatal moment came and it was a sad one to his family and the many friends who are left behind to mourn his loss. The deceased was born in Scales Mound, Ill., Dec. 21, 1847, and was 38 years, 8 months and 21 days old. He moved to Iowa in 1883, and had lived in Webster county since then, on the Lawyer Bassett farm, about 1 ˝ miles south of the Fort. Mr. Mann passed away very quietly Saturday at 11 p. m., and the funeral services were held at the house Monday, at 11 a. m. Rev. Father Dolliver delivered the sermon in his good old way. Mr. Mann’s family have the sympathy of many friends.
I send this to your paper in order that the many friends of the deceased may learn of his passing to the better land, where his spirit is resting in peace with God. A. B. Hancock.
Obituary: Ray Westaby
Died, at Rosebud, Custer county, Montana, Saturday, April 9th, Ray Westaby, aged about two years and three months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Westaby, formerly of this county. The disease that deprived Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Westaby of their little Ray was inflammation of the bowels and he sick only a few days. He was laid to rest in the cemetery at Rosebud on Sunday the 10 inst. Mr. and Mrs. Westaby have many friends in this county who will sympathize with them in their sad affliction.
Obituary: Christopher C. Thompson
Christopher C. Thompson, one of the pioneers of Jo Daviess county, died last Thursday at Ireton, Iowa, aged 84 years. He settled in Thompson, this county, in 1833. That township was names un honor of his public spirit of enterprise. Immediately on his arrival he built the second saw-mill in the county, and in 1840 built the first large grist mill in this county, which supplied Galena with nearly all its flour for many years. There were but six families in his township when he settled there.
Obituary: Salina Uren Wetzel
Mrs. John Wetzel of Thompson township died at the family home in that town on Friday October 28 after an illness of over eight years. Funeral took place on Sunday afternoon. Services were held at the M. E. church, Rev. R. W. Van Alstyne officiating. The church was crowded with neighbors and friends of the family. The following neighbors acted as pall bearers: W. H. Sincox, Edward Jagger, Jno. McQuillen, James White, and John Eicholtz. Interment was made in Warren cemetery, the pastor delivered a fine sermon and spoke feelingly of the life of the deceased. Selina Uren was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Uren, and was born in Thompson township where she was reared to womanhood, Oct. 25, 1891. She was united in marriage with J. Wetzel, to this union three sons were born, one passing away in infancy and the other two, Thomas and Richard, with the father survive. All these years of her illness she has been patient, trying always to make home cheerful and looking after the comfort of husband and children. She was a woman of high christian character, and lived a life of a good woman at all times and at all places. She will be missed at the home and her relatives and friends mourn her departure. Besides her husband and children she leaves three sisters and one brother, Mrs. D. J. Gallagher, of Iowa, Mrs. Spittler and Mrs. Emily Uren of this village and William Uren of Iowa, to mourn her departure.
Obituary: Mrs. Eliza Rogers
Mrs. Eliza Rogers, wife of the late James Rogers, who died about seven months ago, died at her home in this village Thursday morning. Mrs. Rogers was native of Cornwall, England, and came to this country about the year ’45, and settled at Scales Md., and then moved to Woodbine and afterwards to Elizabeth. The deceased was a kind and affectionate wife, a loving mother and an esteemed friend and neighbor. The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon Jan. 10, which were conducted by Rev. Jas. Lowery, of Apple River. The remains were laid to rest in Greenwood cemetery. The family have the sympathy of many friends.
Obituary: Mary Emma Sampson
Died at Nora, Feb 12, Mary Emma, only daughter of Mrs. Mary Sampson, aged two years and five months. After many weary nights and days of anxious waiting, the angel flew away from the mother’s arms. The funeral was largely attended from the M. E. Church, the Rev. C. H. Hemstreet officiating. In the little forest Cemetery on the hill yonder, loving hands laid away all that remained of the precious child.
Obituary: Mrs. Patrick McQuillan
Mrs. McQuillan, wife of Patrick McQuillan, residing in Long Hollow, was attacked with an epileptic fit and became unconscious about 2 o’clock this afternoon, while riding down Main street. She was carried into F. B. Newhall’s drug store and at once attended by Dr. E. G. Newhall. The sick woman was subsequently conveyed on a lounge to the City Hotel, and died at half-past 4 o’clock.
The deceased came to town to-day in company of her husband, to consult with a physician, principally, her health having became impaired of late. Mr. McQuillan was seated beside her in the sleigh at the time of her attack, and they were on their way to the doctor’s office. She leaves a family of nine children.
Obituary: Lewis Chambers
Mr. Lewis Chambers, of Scales Mound, Ill. died June 13, 1878. He had been absent from home a short time, traveling, accompanied by one of his sons, with the hope of recuperating his health, which for some months had been quite precarious. They were within a few miles of Humboldt, Richardson county, Neb., when at five o’clock in the afternoon of the 12th inst., he was taken suddenly ill. Medical attendance was immediately secured, but the most that could be done was to alleviate acute pain. From the first he felt that his time had come, and earnestly sought to be prepared for the change. Messages of love were whispered for the dear ones at home, whom he strongly desired once again to greet, but with much fortitude he resigned himself to the inevitable. At four o’clock on the following day he was not, for God had taken him. He remained in full possession of his faculties until the end came. Mr. Chambers was one of our old settlers, and was much esteemed in the community for the uprightness and integrity of his character. The great respect in which he was held was fully evidenced in the large concourse of people that gathered to pay the last tribute of respect to his memory. The remains came on the early Sabbath morning train, and were interred on the afternoon of the same day. The funeral services were conducted by the pastor of the M. E. Church, at the residence of the deceased. A wife and twelve children mourn his loss. F. F. Farmiloe.
Obituary: George Teppert
George Teppert, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Teppert, aged 11 years, died at their residence in Thompson last Sunday and was buried in the Schappsville cemetery today.
Obituary: Mary Jane Reed
We are called upon to record the departure from this life of Mary Jane Reed, beloved daughter of James and Jane Reed, of Council Hill, Ill. The deceased was born at Mawgan, Cornwall, England, February 8, 1849, and in 1867 came with her parents to this country. She was converted when about ten years old, and prior to her leaving her native land was a faithful and consistent member of the Wesleyan Church. Upon her arrival in her adopted country she joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, and always took great delight in attending upon the means of grace as long as her strength would permit. During her long illness she derived great comfort from reading her Bible and other religious works, and in conversing with her friends and neighbors, exhorting them to lead christian lives and meet her in Heaven. For two long years she was a sufferer from that dread disease, consumption, and on December 19, 1880, she passed peacefully away, aged 31 years, 10 months and 11 days. In her last hours her faith in Jesus seemed to strengthen more and more, as life slowly ebbed away, and up to almost the last moment she was continually requesting her friends and neighbors assembled around her bedside to prepare to meet in Heaven. She leaves a father and mother, a sister, two brothers and a large number of friends to mourn her loss. But they do not mourn as one without hope, for they know she has gone where sickness, pain and sorrow will be felt no more. A Friend.
Obituary: Sampson R. Reed
Sampson R. Reed, of Elizabeth, Ill., died February 26, aged 29 years and 8 months. The funeral services were observed Saturday, the 28th, Rev. J. H. Thomas, assisted by Rev. Mr. Gilmore, of Hanover, and rev. Mr. Fernier, of Woodbine Circuit, officiating. In the sudden death of our townsman, Mr. Reed, Elizabeth has lost one of her most respected citizens; one who will be missed by all, for his genial countenance, gentle, manly salutation, and his upright conduct had paved his way to the friendship of both old and young.
Obituary: James Jaggers
Mr. James Jaggers, one of the oldest and most prominent citizens of Thompson, died at 11 o’clock Wednesday forenoon at his residence in that township, of dysentery, after a severe illness of only thirteen days. He was taken dangerously ill about 3 o’clock Saturday morning, when Dr. Crummer was immediately summoned. He found a case so complicated and dangerous that there appeared to be no possible hope for his recovery, but determined to do everything in their power to restore him to health. Dr. Caldwell, of Freeport, was telegraphed for, but all of no avail. Attended by the best medical aid the country could afford, and all the comforts of life, he grew weaker and weaker. So desperate was his case that he ate but very little, and failed so fast that the last day before he died he could not swallow, and all his devoted wife and family, and many anxious friends could do, was to moisten his lips with water.
Deceased was born in England, but like many of the old settlers who came to this country, he had little or nothing to commence with, when he settled in Thompson, but with a determination that is characteristic of successful industry and unflagging zeal, he provided not only a home for his family, but was the possessor of a large tract of land. As a citizen he was noted for his straightforward principals, and his love of veracity, and by being prompt in his dealings he won the respect and confidence of all who knew him. The high esteem in which he was held was fully shown forth in the large concourse of people who turned out to do honor to the dead. The procession reaching about three-quarters of a mile, solemnly wended its way to Scales Mound, where an able and expressive sermon was preached by the Rev. James Lowery, of Council Hill. After the sermon the funeral proceeded to the Scales Mound cemetery where his remains were interred. A Friend.
Obituary: Edwin Jewell
Mr. Edwin Jewell, a prominent citizen of Scales Mound township, died on the 17th inst., aged 49 years. About one week earlier his daughter was married and a little later, on the day of the wedding, a son died, aged three years. Mr. Jewell’s death was caused by pneumonia, which disease terminated fatally in less than one week.
Deceased was born in Cornwall, England, in 1830, and came to this country in 1847, locating in Scales Mound township. He was Supervisor three years, and served as School Director for fifteen years. He followed mining for two years after coming to this County; worked two years in the mines of California, and spent two years dealing in cattle in Australia. At the time of his death he owned a mining interest in Cornwall. He was a leading member of the M. E. Church. The deceased was buried in the Scales Mound Cemetery this afternoon. A large concourse of neighbors and friends were present at the funeral. Mr. Jewell leaves a wife and eight children - six sons and two daughters.
Obituary: Willie Wilbur White
Willie Wilbur White, aged 4 years and 10 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. White, of Apple river, died April 10, of cerebro spinal meningitis. Wilbur was the household pet. He was a very bright boy, lovely and sprightly in life, and beautiful in death. So firmly did the hearts in the home-circle twine around him, that when the Master called him away, their hearts were rent and torn with anguish. But He who wounds can heal. While we deeply mourn their loss, we rejoice that their loved one has gone to rest in the bosom of Him who while on earth said, Suffer little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of Heaven.
Obituary: Emma Bastian
Bastian - Died at Apple River, Ill., of consumption, on the 3rd of May, Emma, daughter of John and Ann Bastian, aged 22 years, 2 months and 28 days.
Illness: Sarah Bell
Miss Sarah Bell daughter of Mr. George Bell has been suffering for some time with congestion of the lungs, and is not improving very rapidly as yet. Doctor Fowler, of Scales Mound is attending her.
Obituary: Daughter of George Bell
A daughter, aged 20 years, of Geo. Bell, of Thompson, died last Friday morning, of inflammation of the brain.
Obituary: Willie Wilbur White
Willie Wilbur White, aged 4 years and 10 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. White, died last Thursday morning at 9 o’clock, of cerebro spinal meningitis, he being sick only a few days before his death. He was buried in the Levitt cemetery last Friday, George Berryman conducting the services.
Obituary: Son of Jas. Laurey
The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Laurey, aged five years, fell into the well at the family residence on the farm of D. W. Scott, in the Town of Thompson, Monday, May 15, and was drowned.
Obituary: Charles Matthews Richards
Died, at Elizabeth, on Thursday evening, March 15th, 1877, of double pneumonia, Charles Mathews, the beloved son of Rev S. W. Richards, aged 1 year, 6 months and 23 days.
The bereaved friends feel this to be a very heavy affliction. The child bore a very bright and pleasing countenance, and for its age possessed many excellent qualities, but was soon taken away, having been ill only about two weeks. The corpse was taken to Galena on Friday, and on the following day at 3 P. M., the funeral took place at the residence of Mrs. C. Matthews, the service being conducted by the Rev. J. Baume.
Obituary: Alice Powell
Miss Alice Powell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Powell, died at her home in Apple River township, March 17, 1887, aged 16 years. Alice was born in Warren township in 1871. A little over one year ago she caught a severe cold, which clung to her till the hour of death. Her disease was consumption. Alice was devotedly fond of study. She was also endowed with many estimable traits of character. She was loved by all who knew her. She was a dutiful daughter, a faithful loving sister and friend. She gave her heart to God when quite young, but the amusements of this world and the associations of life led in a measure from Christ, but during her sickness she came back to her Savior, and it was a privilege to be by her bedside the last few hours of her life. Her funeral took place in the Apple River M. E. on Saturday, March 19, with one of the largest congregations ever witnessed in the M. E. Church. Services were conducted by Rev. H. E. Wyckoff, assisted by Rev. T. G. Berryman. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the community in their sad affliction.
Obituary: William Westaby
Again we are called upon to chronicle the death of another of our citizens, Wm. Westaby, eldest son of Charles and Mary Westaby, who died in his residence in this town [Thompson], aged 27 years. He had lived among us from his birth, and had ever maintained the character of an honest, upright and conscientious man. In early manhood he gave his heart to God and united with the M. E. Church, and died rejoicing in hope in Christ. The day before his death his physician told him he must die. He then called his family to his bedside, arranged all his business as if for a temporal removal, said he had nothing more to do with earth, bade then an affectionate farewell and calmly awaited the end. He leaves a wife, two children having died before him. W. Dec. 23, 1879
Obituary: Rebecca Westaby
Thompson, April 12, 1879 - When a few weeks ago sorrowing friends gathered to pay the last tribute of respect to Rebecca Simpson and to shed the tear of sympathy with the widowed mother, how little they thought that so soon another, and yet another household would be made desolate and a vacant place to be made at their own firesides. Scarcely two weeks elapsed after the grave closed over the form of Jennie Evans, before Rebecca, eldest daughter of Charles and Mary Westaby passed away from earth, in the bloom of youth, the pride of her parents, and one on whom their fondest hopes centered. She died April 7th, aged 18 years and 2 months. At the age of 12 years, she professed faith in Christ and united with the M. E. Church, of which she continued a member until her death. Her loss will be deeply felt by her associates who have met with her in the social circle and also in church fellowship. These three young ladies lived on adjoining farms and were all pupils in the same school.
Obituary: Charity Tregoning
Another member of the Salem M. E. Church a few days since entered into eternal rest, Mrs. Charity Tregoning, aged 80 years. She was born in Cornwall and died in the house of her son.
Correspondence on death:
It is a somewhat remarkable fact that four young ladies living in one neighborhood, in Westaby’s Hollow, in the township of Thompson, have died within the last sixteen months. Their names are as follows: Miss Rebecca Simpson, daughter of Mrs. John Simpson; Miss Sarah J. Evans, daughter of Mr. Henry Evans; Miss Rebecca Westaby, daughter of Mr. Charles Westaby, and Miss Mary Jane Evans, daughter of Mr. David Evans, whose death we recorded last week.
Obituary: Children of Mr. M. Musselman
Our attention has been called to the Democrat published at Clay Center, Kansas, by O. M. Pugh, formerly of this city, a copy of which dated June 23rd, has just been received by us, in which under the heading A Sad Chapter is a notice of the death of four children, of the family of M. Musselman, formerly of Thompson in this County, by diphtheria. Those who died were Benjamin Musselman, 9 years of age; Michael Musselman, 11 years of age; David Musselman, 13 years of age, and Edward Beier, a step-son of Mr. Musselman, all of whom were consigned to the tomb within twelve days.
Obituary: Emerson Hodgin
Emerson Hodgkin, an old settler of this county, died at his home on Green street in this city, on Saturday, aged 69 years. He was a native of the Isle of Man, and came to this country in 1849, settling at Scales Mound. He since lived at Thompson and Elizabeth, and came to Galena two years ago.
Obituary: Son of James Knuckey
Mr. and Mrs. James Knuckey buried their only son last Saturday. We all sympathize with them in their trouble, this making four children that they have been deprived of by death.
Obituary: James Barningham
Died at his residence in Thompson, July 3, 1883, James Barningham, aged 65 years. Deceased was born in West Riding, Yorkshire, Eng., came to this country in 1839 and settled in Council Hill, where he remained until his removal to the farm he has since occupied. During the many years of his residence in this community, he maintained a character above reproach. As a citizen, he was noted for his hospitality, kindness and an uncompromising firmness in the right. As a Christian, his life was a living epistle, known and read by all men. A severe accident in his youth resulted in lameness, which followed him through life. In later years another accident almost entirely deprived him of sight. Yet, notwithstanding these disadvantages, he was eminently successful in all his business relations, and ever maintained a quiet resignation and Christian cheerfulness. A few months since, having been conscious for some time of a singular sensation in the mouth, he consulted a physician who pronounced it an incurable cancer. This opinion was concurred in by all the physicians that examined it, which brought him face to face with death in its most painful form; but he never faltered or murmured. To one who knew him well he said: I have just learned my fate: I am slowly dying, but the will of the Lord be done. My mouth is full of cancer, but there is room in it for the praises of God.
For thirty-five years he had been a member of the M. E. Church and always supported its institutions with a liberal hand. His religious experience as related in social meetings, being exemplified by a consistent life, will be long remembered. Infidel philosophy may say, No light shines over the heights separating the two eternities; no echoing voice answers back through the darkness, but he of whom we write saw by a faith founded on the immutable word, a light from the city which hath foundations; heard the voice of Him who was dead yet is alive forevermore saying, In my Father’s house are many mansions, and where I am there shall you be also. His remains were interred in the cemetery at Scales Mound, where an unusually impressive sermon was delivered by Rev. O. E. Burch, of Apple River. Appropriate services will also be held at Salem, Sunday, the 15th inst., conducted by the same minister. A Friend.
Obituary: Anna E Whitham
The funeral of Anna E Whitham, a young lady who was well known and highly esteemed in this city, took place last Friday from the residence of her father, William Whitham, in the town of Thompson. The young lady died on Wednesday night, of inflammation of the lungs. She was about 20 years of age, and possessed many womanly virtues. She was at one time a member of the First M. E. Church choir in this city.
Obituary: William Whitham
News was received in this city to-day of the death of Rev. William Whitham, of Thompson township, who expired on Tuesday, the 19th inst., of hemorrhage of the lungs, aged about 70 years.
Deceased had been somewhat out of health for several months, but was able to attend to business, and, at the time of his death had several auction sales advertised to take place two or three weeks hence.
The subject of this sketch was a native of England, and, when quite young emigrated to Pennsylvania, but settled in Galena nearly fifty years ago. His father was the late Joseph Whitham. His mother, Mrs. Anna Whitham, still living, is 90 years of age. Deceased was a marble cutter by trade, although, for many years he was a merchant in Galena, and of late was a farmer and auctioneer. He was a local preacher in the M. E. Church, and few men have done more earnest work in the Master’s cause. In his death, his family and the community in which he lived have sustained an irreparable loss. He leaves a wife and eight children - four sons and four daughters.
The funeral will take place from the family residence in Thompson, Thursday Feb. 21st, at 11 o’clock A. M.
Obituary: William Whitham
In our last we noticed the death of Wm. Whitham, one of the best known citizens in the county. His death was caused by congestion of the lungs. He was a local preacher of the M. E. Church for many years prior to his death, and also an auctioneer of considerable prominence, so that few persons in that part of the county in which he lived did not know him well.
Wm. Whitham was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, March 3d, 1817, and was nearly sixty-seven years old when he died. He came to this country at an early day and his father was known as a successful miner in the bonanza days, and Whitham’s lead is still a tradition in the lead mines.
The Whitham family were residents of Galena and vicinity from their first arrival and Mrs. Whitham, mother of the deceased, is still living, nearly ninety years old. Deceased also left a wife and nine children living to mourn his loss.
Mr. Whitham suffered terribly during his last hours on account of the filling up of his lungs, not having strength sufficient to free them of their accumulation. Near his last moments he requested his children to sing his favorite hymn Rock of Ages. And while they were singing the lines
While I draw this fleeting breath
When my eyelids close in death
his spirit passed to the brighter world beyond, to take up the song of Moses and the Lamb, a fitting close of an earnest christian life.
With many eccentricies he was respected and esteemed by all for his warmhearted kindness and generosity. He was impulsive, outspoken and positive to an extreme, but his leanings were all toward the right side. He was remarkably careless of appearances and always wore his worst side out, carrying his hatred of shams and hypocrisy to the very opposite extreme.
The funeral took place last Thursday morning and was very largely attended, Rev. Mr. Burch officiating, assisted by Rev. Mr. Funk. After a prayer at the family residence the procession moved at 11 o’clock to Salem Church where the service was held, the church being too small to accommodate more than a small portion of those in attendance. The remains were laid beside those of his daughter Annie, who died about four years ago. The pall bearers were Charles Westaby, William White, John Bastian, George Berriman, James Kyle and Thomas Hasty.
Obituary: Mrs. Ann Whitham
Mrs. Ann Whitham, an early settler of Galena, and a most estimable woman, died at her residence in this city on Wednesday evening, Feb. 27th, aged 89 years.
Deceased was a native of Leeds, England, and came to America in 1819, settling first in Pennsylvania. She came to Galena in 1837, and resided here till the time of her death. Her husband, Mr. Jos. Whitham, died in this city in 1846. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Sarah G. Rice, of Washington, D. C. and Mrs. Salina Edwards, of Galena. She had been a member of the M. E. Church for many years, and was a most conscientious Christian woman.
Obituary: Rosa Donavan
Mrs. Rosa Donavan, wife of Mr. Jno. Donavan, died in her home in Scales Mound last Monday night. The deceased was a very highly estimable lady, daughter of Mr. Chas. Friel formerly of this city. She leaves a husband and two children to mourn the loss.
Obituary: Florence E. Roberts
Florence E. Roberts, aged 9 months and 28 days, only surviving daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Roberts, of Apple River, died March 28, at the residence of Mrs. Robert’s mother, Mrs. Andrew Sherard. Mr. Roberts was in California at the time, seeking to improve his failing health. The funeral took place Monday morning, March 31. In the absence of Rev. C. W. Crall, Mr. W. J. Liddell officiated. After a few earnest, fitting remarks, he followed the procession to the depot, and from thence with family and friends, accompanied by the four little pall bearers, Masters Eddie Liddell, Charlie Thompson, Johnny Newsom and Macy Curley, they proceeded to Sclaes Mound, where the services were concluded at the grave. To have this little one taken from her in the absence of her husband, made it doubly hard for the stricken mother to bear. But alas! A harder blow, a deeper grief was in the near future for her. Only a few days had elapsed, when, like a flash, there came over the wires the sad news of the death of her husband, who had started for home, but was not permitted to reach it alive. Mrs. Roberts’ many friends sympathize deeply with her in her great sorrow. The Lord has indeed filled her cup to overflowing, deaths following in quick succession: first a father, then an only child, and last a beloved husband - all at rest in that eternal home. God only can heal the afflicted, stricken heart. X.
Obituary: Nettie Stidworthy
Died, January 19, 1880, in the town of Rush of diptheria, Nettie Stidworthy, aged 7 years, 5 months and 20 days. Little Nettie was a beautiful child and so winsome and attractive in her ways, that she seemed too pure for earth - too fair a flower to come in contact with the cold storms of this life. The Savior hath taken and transplanted her to a more congenial clime.
Memorial: Rena Knuckey
In memory of Rena Knuckey, daughter of James J. and Emma L. Knuckey, of Sheffield, Iowa, also grand daughter of Wm. Lupton, of Council Hill, and Wm. Knuckey, of Scales Mound.
Obituary: Sarah Jane Temperly
Mrs. Sarah Jane Temperly, wife of Mr. Thomas Temperly, of Council Hill, died at her home near that village, at 6 o’clock Tuesday p. m., aged 35 years and 3 months. The deceased is a daughter of the late H. S. Laird, and the present Mrs. Ellen Laird, of Council Hill. Her husband and two children, - a boy six and a girl four years of age, survive her. The funeral will take place from the family residence one-fourth of a mile north of Council Hill, at 2 o’clock tomorrow. Services are at the M. E. church at 2:30 o’clock. The interment will take place in the Council Hill cemetery.
Memorial: Francis N. Knuckey
Francis N. Knuckey died August 26, 1881. Farewell, Francis, you have left us- You have reached the golden shore, Gone to dwell among the angels, Free from pain forever more.
Obituary: Eva Suggitt
Little Eva, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Suggitt, aged six and one-half years, died at their home last Thursday forenoon and was buried on Friday, Rev. H. E. Wyckoff officiating, and a large number of friends and neighbors attending. They have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.
Memorial: Eva Suggitt
Died, October 28, 1885, in the town of Apple river, Eva Suggitt, aged 6 yrs. and 6 mos. The much-loved form of our darling Eva We have laid in the silent grave. Our hearts are almost broken- Her life we could not save.
Obituary: Griffin Children
Jane, Susan and Edward Griffin, aged 11, 9 and 5 years respectively, died of diptheria at the family residence in the town of Rush. The entire community deeply sympathizes with the almost distracted parents in their sad bereavement.
Correspondent’s notes on diptheria deaths:
A grandchild of Mr. John Shay was the first victim, the next was a bright little girl of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stidworthy. Mr. and Mrs. John D. Brown have also suffered, losing their dear little girl who was but two and a-half years of age. Mrs. Brown herself was attacked, but she is now well.
Obituary: Smith Children
The heaviest affliction overtook our friend Mr. James Smith. In the short space of three days, four of his darling boys were laid low by the cruel hand of death. George aged 9 years died on Monday. James aged 7 years, and Edward 5 years, died on Tuesday, and Joseph, aged two and a-half years, the youngest, died on Wednesday. The fond parent’s hearts are sorely lacerated to see four of their beloved children lying side by side in the cold embrace of death. And what added further to the affliction, three more of their children were sick then with the same disease.
Obituary: Mrs. George Watson, Sr.
From Apple River - Mrs. George Watson, Sr., died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. J. Jacobs, Monday, at one o’clock a. m., aged 87 years, and will be buried in the Levitt cemetery Wednesday afternoon. The ceremonies will be conducted by Rev. H. E. Wyckoff. She leaves two sons, Marvin, of this place, and George of Monticello, Wis.; and three daughters, Mrs. J. J. Jacobs, of this place; Mrs. William Goldsborough, of Strawberry Point, Iowa; and Mrs. Richardson, of Kansas; besides hosts of friends to mourn her departure. Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Jacobs are both very sick and will not be able to attend the funeral to-morrow.
Obituary: Mary Helen Barningham Malone
Mary Helen Barningham Malone was born in Thompson township, Illinois, April 27, 1867, passed away at North Platte, Nebraska, Jan. 1, 1928, at the age of 60 years, 8 months and 3 days. She attended the home school and later the High School in Galena, Ill., and then the Normal at Normal, Ill., where she met her future husband. After having taught school a few years she was married to Hiriam Orson Malone on Sept. 12, 1888. To this union two children were born, Cora May Feb. 13, 1890, who died in infancy and Mrs. Edith Malone Evins.
For 11 years they resided in Pratt County, Ill., from here they moved to Apple River, Ill., and from this place to Salem, S. Dak., where they lived until Mr. Malone’s death, Feb. 16, 1927. She has since lived in North Platte, Neb., with her daughter.
She died very suddenly of an attack of heart trouble. Her death was a great shock to her family and many friends. She leaves to mourn her loss Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Evins and daughter Marjorie and two sisters, Mrs. W. Stauss of Galena, Ill., and Mrs. Hannah Wright of Scales Mound, Ill.
She united with the M. E. church as a girl and has been a very active and faithful church worker wherever she has gone, serving as a Sunday School Superintendent and teacher at Weldon, Ill., and Ladies Aid President at Salem, S. D. Her favorite verse was:
God is my help in every need,
God does my every hunger feed;
God rides beside me, guides my way,
Through every moment of the day.
Funeral services were held at North Platte, Neb., and Weldon, Ill. She was laid to rest beside her husband and infant daughter in the Weldon cemetery.
Marriage: Frazer - Raw
Mr. A. Raw, one of our good natured farmer boys, and Miss Sarah Frazer, of Galena, were married a short time ago and have settled down to housekeeping on the old homestead near this village. May they have a long, happy and pleasant life and Cupid ever be found with them is the wish of their many friends.
It is also asserted that his brother Peter was married to Miss Seck, of East Galena, about eight months ago. If this be true we all join in wishing them a bright and happy voyage through life.
Obituary: Sarah Jane Raw
Mrs. Sarah Jane raw, wife of Mr. Anthony Raw, of Council Hill, died at 2 o’clock Monday morning, Nov. 28, at the residence of her parents, Mayor and Mrs. Samuel Frazer, on Broadway, of abscess of the lungs, aged 25 years, 8 months, and 2 days.
The deceased was joined in marriage to the sorrowing husband who survives her, on December 8, 1886, lacking but 10 days of one year prior to her death. She was brought to Galena about three weeks ago, in order that she might receive better medical treatment and be with her parents. All that kind and loving hands could do to save her life was done, but to no avail, and she passed away, surrounded by her husband, parents, brothers, and sisters, who, in their dark hour of affliction, have the deepest sympathy of many friends. Mrs. Raw had many friends who will learn of her untimely death with unfeigned regret.
Thompson, March 14. - Mr and Mrs. Wm. Lindsey left last week for their future home near Lemars, where they will take charge of a large farm. May success and prosperity go with them.
Matthew Grindy was in Galena, Tuesday, on business.
Emma. B. Kreeger is in Galena visiting relatives and friends.
Libbie Birmingham, who has been visiting at the residence of her mother in Galena, returned home last Thursday. Libbie has a host of friends in the city.
W. Goodman, teacher of the MT. Sumner school, has a large school. Mr. Goodman is a successful teacher, and is giving good satisfaction. B. E. H.
Apple River, April 8 - Joseph Smith and wife, accompanied by Ed Smith and Dick White, leave this week for Laramie City, Wyoming.
Obituary: James Mann
James Mann, living two miles west of this place, died Saturday mornin, and was buried yesterday (Monday) morning. A large concourse of friends and relatives attended the funeral. The morning passenger train took a great many of our people out and stopped at the Mann residence for them to get off. He was buried in the Monticello cemetery. He leaves a wife and three children, and hosts of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. Rev. Mr. Carson, of Warren, officiated at the funeral.
Miss Elizabeth Barningham is at present sojourning in Apple River.
Miss Mary Livingston has returned from visiting her sister and brother, at Hampton, Iowa.
William Whitham has the contract for plastering and building the rock work of the Mill Creek school house.
Marriage: Mahoney - Donnelly
Mr. Peter Donnelly and Miss Mary Mahoney were united in marriage at St. Michael’s church at 7:30 this morning. The happy ceremony was witnessed by a large circle of their friends, whose presence there at that early hour testified to their interest and well wishes. The winsome bride was attired in an attractive costume of steel blue satin, and was attended as bridesmaid by Miss Nellie Welsh, in similar attire. The good looking groom was supported by Mr. Stephen Corrigan. The marriage ceremony was pronounced by Rev. J. J. Darcy, rector of the church, and was followed by a nuptial mass, whose music and ceremonials added much to the impressiveness of the scene. At its conclusion the bridal party was driven to the home of the groom’s mother, Mrs. Charlotte Donnelly, on Fourth street, where a repast was partaken of, when they proceeded by train to Scales Mound, where a reception will be held this evening at the home of the bride’s parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Donnelly will live in Galena. The bride is a daughter of Mr. James Mahoney, a respected resident of Scales Mound, and is a young lady of many admirable qualities. The bridegroom is a brother of Mr. J. F. Donnelly of the Gazette, and is an industrious and capable young man, filling a position of trust and esteemed by all who know him.
Mr. Humphries’ family and J. Wichler will start for Storm Lake, Iowa, Wednesday, Feb. 9th, where they have bought farms on which they intend to locate.
Obituary: William Uren
When the Angel of death entered our village on the evening of Feb. 22, 1908 and took from his home the spirit of Wm. Uren, we were again reminded of the brevity of life and that we too must shortly go hence. The deceased had lived to the ripe old age of 86. A long period of that time he had passed in this neighborhood and as a consequence was well known here. For some time his health had been very much impaired and he had been given the most tender care of his daughter, Miss Emily, who was still at home with him. The funeral services were held from the M. E. church Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock, and was conducted by Rev. Jas. Lowery assisted by Rev. J. A. Circle. Rev. Lowery took for his text the following: For we know if the earthly home of this tabernacle be dissolved we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. The choir sang It is Not Death to Die, In that City, and Twill Matter but Little. The lodge A. F. A. M. of which Mr. Uren had long been a member were in attendance and took charge, conducting services at the grave. Interment was made in Warren cemetery by the side of his wife who passed away more than 10 years ago.
Obituary: John Frederick Otto
john Frederick Otto, an old and highly respected citizen, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. John Haffele, Sunday, March 1st, at 2:30 p. m., after a few weeks illness. The funeral took place at the Haffele home in Monticello, on Wednesday, March 4, rev. J. H. Rheingans of Oregon, Ill., formerly pastor of the Presbyterian Church here, officiating. The following friends acted as pall bearers: J. C. White, W. H. Berryman, Henry Zimmerman, William Jagger, James Mullen and Herman Muehliep. The funeral was largely attended by old neighbors and friends. The deceased was born January 15, 1836 in Menhausen, Sachs, Meinnigen, Germany. He was united in marriage with Miss Mary Musselman in 1859. They came to this country and settled in this county in 1869. Later he purchased the farm of the late William Uren in the township of Thompson. After his wife died he quit farming and rented the place and since then he has been living with his children, his son Ernest operating the farm. Seven children survive him, four sons, Christian of Lowe, Kans., Ernest of Thompson, William of Galena, John of Monticello, and three daughters, Mrs. John Haffele, Mrs. Elmer Haffele and Mrs. Gottlieb Wilhelm of Gratiot township. Mr. Otto united with the German Lutheran church when quite young. He was an honest and upright citizen and had a host of friends who regret his death.
Lottie Westaby, daughter of Charles Westaby, is visiting with her brother in Dakota.
Nattie Evans will teach the Union school this winter.
Maggie Keyes will teach the district No. 10, and Hannah Bell will teach the Keenan school.
Margaret Uren will teach in Rush township.
Mary Barningham, Lizzie Bell, and Sadie Mastson will start this week to attend the State Normal School at Normal, Ill.
Hannah Barningham will commence teaching at the Levitte’s school in Monticello, Wis., on Monday Sept. 7th.
Salem Church with its new carpet and couch looks neat in every respect.
Henry Rummel says he is happy now because he has another little boy to play with.
James Armstrong, John White and Miss Barningham left Monday to attend school at Normal, Ill.
Marriage: Stauss - Sanderson
A marriage ceremony was performed at St. Mary’s church at 5 o’clock Thursday evening by Rev. F. J. Brummell, when Wm. A. Sanderson, of Rawlins township, took as his wife Miss Esther A. Stauss, of this city. The couple were attended by Clifford Stauss, brother of the bride and Nora Sanderson, a sister of the groom.
The bride was gowned in white silk embroidered net over messaline satin, and wore a veil caught with orange blossoms. The bridesmaid’s gown was also of embroidered net, and she carried pink carnations.
After a trip to Hazel Green, Wis., in the Burton Pullman car, the party was driven to the Stauss home on Dewey avenue, where a reception was held in their honor, about seventy-five relatives and friends being present. They were ushered into the parlor which was decorated in yellow and white, and after congratulations had been extended a two-course supper was served in the dining room. The decorations here were streamers and wedding bells, the color scheme being pink and white, which was also carried out in the menu.
Mrs. Sanderson is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Stauss, and is a talented and popular young lady. Mr. Sanderson is a son of William Sanderson, Sr., and is an energetic and upright young man. They received a number of beautiful and costly presents, which shows the high esteem in which they are held.
Mr. and Mrs. Sanderson left on the early morning train for Iowa, where they will spend a few days visiting relatives. The bride’s traveling attire was a tailored suit of navy blue. After their return they will be at home to their friends in Rawlins.
Misses Minnie Whitham, Maud Newsom and Miss Barningham, who were attending school at Normal, returned home last Friday.
William Meuhleip, Scales Mound road, joined the Galena Supply Company in July 1916 and left with the company the following April for Springfield, then Camp Logan, Texas and thence overseas. His address is:
Supply Co. 123rd H. F. A.
American Ex. Forces, France
* Courtesy of Karlie White