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From: Charlotte Maness <>
Subject: [ROOTS-L] MISSOURI, Jefferson Co., BIRTHS & etc.
Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2003 16:52:01 -0600
Just to remind everyone -- Charlotte's "Pearls" are
now archived permanently at
Hillsboro, Jefferson county, Missouri
FRIDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER 1879.
CIRCUIT COURT - Judge DINNING arrived Monday after noon and immediately
set the legal mill in motion. The grand jury is composed of R.J. BOAS,
forman; E.F. DONNELL, James A. WILSON, Samuel MARSDEN, J.C. CAPE, Frank
STOWE, T.C. CARVER, Henry SECKMAN, Thos. F. GEATLEY, John W. VERNON,
Christian FUNK, Henry BECKER. Certainly a good selection, and we may
expect that what they do will be done right.
Louis BURGAN, for destroying school furniture, pleaded guilty and was
John BALDWIN, for carrying deadly weapons, pleaded "guilty, Lord," and
was fined $10.
F.M. CADWALLADER, for selling liquor without license, was fined $40.
Joseph ZIPP, for same services was fined same amount, and for selling on
Sunday the judge taxed him $5. Henry WHITMORE was also taxed a V for
selling on Sunday.
W.R. EVERETT, indicted for maiming his wife's cow, pleaded guilty and
was fined $25, and upon showing that the prisoner had nothing, the fine
was commuted to five days in jail. Mr. EVERETT returned devout thanks
to the judge and added--"may the love, peace and mercy of God, the
Almighty Father, Jesus Christ, His only son, and the Holy Ghost, rest
and abide with you now and forever."
DE SOTO ITEMS -- By H.S. JENKS - De Soto, Mo., Sept. 8, 1879 - A very
interesting occasion occured at the residence of Mr. S.W. CRAWFORD last
Sunday morning, the Rev. J.C. DOWNER presiding. Mr. BARTLETT, the civil
engineer of the railroad company, and Miss Alice CRAWFORD took the vows
matrimonial and left on the Texas express at 12 o'clock for Arcadia,
where we learn a portion of the honeymoon will be spent. The well
wishes of friends of both parties certainly go with them. May their
shadow never grow less.
MARRIED - TURLEY -- JOHNSON -- By Esq. LEONARD, of Richwoods, Aug. 31st,
1879, Mr. I.W. TURLEY of St. Francois county, to Mrs. Amanda JOHNSON, of
After the ceremony was over the bride and groom and their two
attendants counted up how many times each had been married, and added
together the aggregate was fourteen. If any of our exchanges can
furnish an instance beating this, we want to hear of it. We predict for
Mr. and Mrs. TURLEY better luck now than they have formerly had. They
have at least started in right by subscribing for the JEFFERSON
DEMOCRAT, and we wish them success.
FRIDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER 1879
Robert, thirteen year old son of Robert SPITZ, near Maxville, was
playing with a pistol which he had bought from another boy, when it was
accidentally discharged, the bullet tearing a furrow through the palm of
his hand. We never feel sorry when we hear of a boy who carries a
pistol -- shooting himself a little.
A very large crowd of people assembled last Sunday at the Upper Plattin
Church, to hear the funeral discourse of Uncle Joseph McMULLIN, preached
by Rev. Wm. HENDRICKSON. The house is large and roomy, but did not
accomodate much more than half the number present. The dicourse was
preached from the text, "I have fought the good fight, I have kept the
faith, etc.," and was the best sermon we have ever heard from Mr.
HENDRICKSON. He held the closest attention of the audience throughout.
Miss Jessie JEWETT is spending a few weeks with relatives at Booneville, Mo.
CIRCUIT COURT NOTES - J.C. REED was enrolled as a member of the bar.
Daniel BEELER's widow sued Conrad BEELER's widow for damages, and got
judgment for $2.50.
C.H. SPENCER got judgment against the railroad company for $175 for a
mare and colt killed by the cars.
Alice BARROWS-as was-is now Alice WHITE again, and has the custody of
the child, Maud. John W. BARROWS is the man she is divorced from.
Berhold SCHMEIGER(?) was made a full fledged citizen of the U.S.
H.P. HANSON is a lone man again, his second Elizabeth having obtained a
decree of divorce and got her name changed back to HELTERBRAND.
Julius SEKRET, formerly a subject of King WILLIAM, was made a citizen of
DE SOTO ITEMS -- By H.S. JENKS - De Soto, Mo., Sept. 16, 1879 - Mrs.
BURNS, wife of A.C. BURNS, died last Sunday, the 14th inst. after a
short but painless illness, aged 38 years. We learn they moved from
California. Mrs. BURNS' health had not been good. She leaves a family
of two boys. Mr. BURNS is one of the foreman at the railroad machine shops.
Phil SHAUB lost an infant child last week. The funeral took place Friday.
FRIDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER 1879
HUSKEY Brothers' machine threshed the past season 8,824 bushels of what
and 731 of oats.
Hay scales in front of Chas. BEISBARTH's grocery store, De Soto.
James F. MILLER, of near Maxville, lost a nine months old girl on the
20th inst., of summer complaint.
Dr. Gustave STEGMAN passed through town last MOnday on his way to
Russia. He has fallen heir to a valuable estate there and expects to
make that his home for the remainder of his days. He takes three of his
children along with him. Mrs. S. and the other children will follow him
in the spring.
Henry HURTGEN, our blacksmith, was summoned, by telegraph, to the
funeral of his brother John, which occured at Warrenton, MO. last
MOnday. John had been foully murdered on Saturday by a ruffian, who
shot him dead for no cause. The murderer is under arrest, and will
doubtless be dealt with as he deserves. John HURTGEN was a young man of
good habits and a good workman--a blacksmith by trade. He leaves a
widow and one child.
Since the above was written we have received a copy of the Warrenton
BANNER, giving a full account of the murder. The murderer's name is
LEE, and the coroner's jury found the crime to be willful and
unprovoked. HURTGEN's offense consisted in presenting a bill for some
work he had done for LEE.
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