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From: "Charlotte M. Maness" <>
Subject: [ROOTS-L] MISSOURI, Jefferson county; BIRTHS & etc.
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 20:56:05 -0600

Hi Everyone, hope you are having a good week, I am. Enjoy the "pearls."


Part II

Jefferson Democrat
Hillsboro, Jefferson, Missouri


DIED, at his residence, near Hematite, June 29, 1887, John HOLMES, in
the 66th year of his age. Mr. HOLMES had been a resident of this county
for over twenty years, and had so demeaned himself as to command the
respect and goodwill of all who knew him. He followed the profession of
school teaching for forty-six years, and was quite successful until a
partial stroke pf paralysis, some years since, somewhat impaired his
efficiency. His death was a remarkable one. The disease, inflammation
of the Kidneys and bladder, did not impair his mental faculties, and he
welcomed death as a happy transition into eternal life, where all would
be peace and joy. He talked of it as a pleasant journey for which he
was fully prepared, and ready and willing. He had been serving his
Savior from the he was twelve years old, and had lead a consistent
Christian life. He leaves a widow, four daughters and two sons. His
children, who are now men and women, have had the advantage of careful,
proper training and, it is believed, are following the examples of their
good parents. Mr. HOLMS' funeral was conducted from the Hematite
Methodist church. Rev. NOLLNER delivered an appropriate and touching
sermon, after which the remains were taken charge of and interred by
Joachim Lodge, No. 164, A.F. & A.M., of which Mr. HOLMES was an honored
member. (Not a typo, the name HOLMS/HOLMES is here as it was printed
in the paper.)

DEATHS and BIRTHS - The following is a list of the deaths filed with the
County Clerk the past week:
Date Name Age
May 23 Gottlob BAUMBACH 69 years
May 14 John Henry LEPPER 46 years
Date Name of Mother Sex
June 18 Mrs. E.J. HAMRICK two boys
June 22 Mrs. E.A. WUNDER boy
June 18 Mrs. T.W. GUY boy
June 13 Mrs. George ADDIS girl
June 26 Mrs. E.A. VINYARD girl
June 24 Mrs. Joseph McKEE boy
June 8 Mrs. Edwin T. WARNER boy
June 17 Mrs. Frank VOGT boy
June 15 Mrs. Henry SELF boy

A 9-pound boy arrived at Frank SHERMAN's on the 19th ult. This is No. 3
- all boys. They were just as proud as if it was the first. Frank
calls him his harvester, but says he came too late to help this year.


SULPHUR SPRINGS - Mr. WITT, a citizen of our town, has been granted a
pension of $8 per month.

Christian WAGNER has also been granted a pension of two dollars per

Robert VENN and George LUMAN, we understand, have made application for

Mrs. Annie M. PEDLEY petitions for a divorce from her husband, Arthur,
on the grounds of abandonment. Notice is being served on defendant by

The following ex-soldiers, residing in this county, were pensioned last
week: J.W. BUTCHER, DeSoto; Lorenz REITZ, High Ridge; Hermann BAUER,
House's Springs.

MORSE'S MILLS - Miss Artie HUSKEY, daughter of James HUSKEY, died of
typhoid fever last Friday.

COUNTY COURT - Report of inquest, over body of David HOOD, by 'Squire
WARNE, was approved and feebill paid by deceased's father.

COUNTY COURT - Report of inquest by 'Squire ROBERTS, over body of R.C.
OUTMAN, was approved and feebill of $24.25 allowed.


PROBATE COURT - Settlement docket of the Probate court of Jefferson
county, Missouri, to be begun and held in the Town of Hillsboro, in said
county, on the second Monday in August, 1887. R.A. ELKINS, Judge
Tuesday, August 9th - Second day
Estate Emma May WILLIAMS minor, Elizabeth WILLIAMS guardian, final
Estate Mary F. WILLIAMS, W.F. WILLIAMS guardian, final.
Estate Frank WEIDELE minor, Elizabeth WEIDELE guardian, final.
Estate Elizabeth WEIDELE minor, Elizabeth WEIDELE guardian, final.
Estates A.O. and M.A. ELDERS minors G.W.N. ELDERS guardian, fourth
Estate Nellie KIRN minor, H.N. JENKINS guardian, third.
Estate Lee HUSKEY minor, W.R. WILLIAMS guardian, first.
Estate Anna WEIDELE minor, Elizabeth WEIDELE guardian, second.
Estate VOGELGESANG minors, Nicholas VOGELGESANG guardian, first.
Estate Nellie P. SPARKS minor, Ben J. WILLIAMS guardian, second.

The widow of Amos OGDEN, of Kimmswick, has secured a pension from Uncle

No deaths were filed with the County clerk the past week, and only three
births, and all boys at that: May 15, to Mrs. John GULEY; May 28, to
Mrs. Hannah J. WILLIAMS; June 6, to Mrs. Gottleib MAY.

John BORGAN, an old bachelor who resided on Calvey creek in this county,
was found dead in Henry EGGERS' pasture last Sunday, and an inquest was
held by 'Squire ROGGE. It is supposed that he was overcome by the heat,
assisted by too much liquor, as he was in the habit of spreeing. He was
found about three miles from his cabin and was supposed to have been
dead three or four days as the body was much decomposed.

The family of Mr. James HUSKEY, of Big River, filed information with the
Probate court that Mr. HUSKEY was of unsound mind and incapable of
managing his affairs. He was brought in, last Saturday, and a jury
summoned, but on account of the absence of some witnesses the matter was
continued till Monday, when the family concluded to withdraw and dismiss
the proceedings. Mr. HUSKEY's ailment is thought to be the result of a
stroke of paralysis, received nearly a year ago, and his physician does
not consider him a proper subject for a lunatic asylum. It is thought
that he can be taken care of at home without very much trouble.

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