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From: "Charlotte M. Maness" <>
Subject: [ROOTS-L] MISSOURI, Jefferson Co., BIRTHS & etc.
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 17:23:24 -0700
Another batch of "Pearls". Enjoy them,
Hillsboro, Jefferson county, Missouri
SATURDAY, 11 FEBRUARY 1871
SHERIFF'S SALE IN PARTITION - (In the Circuit Court of Jefferson county,
Sterit McKEAN and Eliza J. McKEAN, his wife, John L. WARE, James L.
WARE, and Briscella J. WARE, minors, by Sterit McKEAN, their Guardian,
Plaintiffs vs... Mary WARE, Defendant.
By virtue and authority of an order made by the Circuit Court of the
county of Jefferson, State of Missouri, at its September term, A.D.
1970, I will on the 8th day of March next, 1871, at the Court House
door, in the town of Hillsboro, between the hours of nine o'clock in the
forenoon and five o'clock in the afternoon of that day, offer for public
sale auction to the highest bidder, the following described land or real
The east half of the south east quarter of section 2, and the northeast
quarter of the north east quarter of section 11, all in township 40 in
range three east, containing one hundred and twenty acres, situated in
Jefferson county, Missouri.
For the purpose of making partition between said parties for which the
purchaser will be required to pay ten per cent of the purchase money in
hand at the time of sale, the balance in twelve months; the purchaser
giving his bond, with approved security, bearing interest at the rate of
ten per cent, per annum from date, this 6th day of February, 1871. John
FRIDAY, 17 MARCH 1871
A Detailed Statement of County Warrants issued during the year ending
February 28, 1871.
Dr. G. STEGMAN, medical attention to paupers 5.50
A. HAESSELL, glazing in jail 3.00
Robert ROBERTSON, poor person 25.00
Leopold WALDELO, overseer of roads 35.45
R.F. WINER, making coffin for poor person 8.00
G. STEGMAN, attention to prisoners 2.75
Geo. W. DAVIS, taking care of paupers 49.00
John BUTTS, taking care of paupers 10.00
Fred VOLLMACK, services as sheriff 10.00
R.W. McMULLIN, services as County Clerk 11.80
AFFRAY IN DE SOTO - Man's Throat Cut - On Friday, 3d inst., John
McMAHON, of DeSoto, was committed to jail by Justice TYLER of DeSoto, in
default of bail in the sum of $500, to answer the charge of assault with
intent to kill. The charge was preferred by Chas. BENHOLZER, of St.
Francois county. BENHOLZER was sojourning temporarily in DeSoto, and
about dark on the evening of the 2d inst, while at Mrs. McGUIRE's saloon
was assaulted by McMAHON, who made a desperate cut at the throat of
BENHOLZER, making a fearful rent. The wounded man ran down the street
into a jeweler's store, when he fell. Medical assistance was summoned,
and the wound dressed. BENHOLZER had some sixty dollars in money with
him, which it was the aim of McMAHON to get. The prisoner will be tried
at Circuit Court.
FRIDAY, 24 MARCH 1871
THE COURTS - The County Court met on Monday morning last and remained in
session until last evening. - His honor, Judge VAIL, and Circuit
Attorney REYNOLDS, together with members of the bar from other places,
arrived Monday morning, and proceeded to business forthwith. The
following Grand Jury was sworn in, and entered upon their duties: D.A.
SULLENS, Foreman. James T. MOSS, R.E. KEENEY, John NULL, Dennis
ARMSTRONG, DeLayfette HUSKEY, Isham WILLIAMS, James A. WILSON, Elias
BURGESS, Larkin D. COLLINS, Willis J. WILLIAMS, Wm. SHELTON, Patrick
BYRNE, Elias BURGESS, D. F. McKEE, Wm. GRAHAM, Patrick THOMAS.
Petit Jury--John HUSKEY, Sam'l MORRIS, Louis PARTNEY, John WILLIAMS, A.
HENSLEY, Len. METZ, Ed. RYAN, Wm. HUSKEY, Wm. NULL, E. OGLE, Wm. M.
PIPKIN, Wm. C. DEAN, David SULLENS, Louis RICHIE, Albert EAVES, Elisha
EAVES, T.H. BECKETT, Thos. A. WILLIAMS.
FRIDAY, 3 MARCH 1871
LETTER FROM MERAMEC - Meramec Township, March 20 '71 - Editor Jefferson
Democrat: Since my last letter the "Reaper whose name is Death" has
been busy in our midst; two of our old neighbors have gone to their long
home. I suppose before this time you have learned the particulars of
the said death of William RAMY, who was run over by his ox-team and
instantly killed, near St. Louis. He had lived all his life in this
settlement, and will be greatly missed. He was a man of almost
Herculean strength, and always ready to assist his neighbors when they
required his help. His funeral was the largest ever known in this
neighborhood, but many were grieved and disappointed at the manner in
which it was conducted. As he not a Christian, or rather a Baptist, we
did not expect Brother S. to be present, but in all that crowd of his
old friends and neighbors I think that one might have volunteered a few
remarks before his remains were lowered into their last resting place.
There was certainly material enough in his life, his many kindly deeds,
and his terrible sudden death to have made this small tribute easy. But
no; not one word was said or even a prayer offered.
>From another home the dread visitant has taken the wife and mother, Mrs.
Clara SHOULTS, daughter of Isaac HERRINGTON and wife of Jacob SHOULTS, a
lady widely known and connected on Big River. She had been sick but a
short time, and as she was a lady of strong constitution and general
good health, her husband and friends could not give up hoping until the
very last moment, that she would recover. But their hopes were in
vain. Asrahel, the Angel of Death had touched her with his wing,
and she was doomed to go. Her death-bed was singularly calm and
peaceful. Her funeral was largely attended. Brother STEPHENS delivered
a short but very impressive sermon, and asked a blessing on all
assembled. Her afflicted husband and little children, too young to
realize their irreparable loss, have the sincere sympathy of all their
FRIDAY, 15 APRIL 1871
MARRIED - On Sunday, the 9th of April, 1871, at the residence of the
bride's uncle, John M. WILSON, Esq., in Big River township, by Rev. Wm.
McKAY, Mr. Oliver D. BITTICK to Miss Martha A. LEE, all of Jefferson
DIED - In Victoria, April 3d, 1871, after a painful illness, Frank Leo,
youngest child of O. and E. DOVER, aged 6 years and 2 months.
"Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for such
is the kingdom of Heaven."
FRIDAY, 21 APRIL 1871
TERRIBLE ACCIDENT - Man Thrown from a Hay Wagon and Killed. On Friday
morning the neighborhood in the vicinity of Hanover was thrown into a
breeze of excitement by the occurence of a sad and fatal accident in
their midst. Mr. Peter STEINMEYER, an elderly German farmer living
about a mile north of Hanover, on the railroad, was thrown from the top
of a loaded hay wagon and almost instantly killed. There was no one
with him at the time and it is not precisely known what caused the
accident. The team ran away, but whether before after Mr. STEINMEYER
received his fall in. The face and body of the unfortunate man were
bruised and blackened, his neck was broken and his skull fractured. The
body was in all probability kicked by the terrified animals or ran over
by the wagon. Mr. STINEMEYER was a very honest and worthy man. He was
buried on Sunday.
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