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From: Charlotte Maness <>
Subject: [ROOTS-L] MISSOURI, Jefferson Co., BIRTHS & etc.
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2003 13:34:53 -0600


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Jefferson Democrat
Hillsboro, Jefferson county, Missouri

Part II

FRIDAY, 26 MARCH 1880.

GOWAN -- At De Soto. Mo., March 8, 1880, Mrs. Lucinda GOWAN, aged 74 years.
Mrs. GOWAN, was born in Virginia, lived at different periods in
Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana, but had been a resident of Jefferson
county, Mo., twenty-eight years, being one of the first to locate in the
town of De Soto. She was a member of the M.E. Church forty years. For
many years had been afflicted with heart disease, and died -- as her
friends anticipated -- alone, as she had lived alone for a long time.
The evening before her death she was visited by a neighbor, who took her
some refreshments, which she ate. Next morning when the lady again
looked in Mrs. GOWAN was on the floor dead. Those who knew Mother GOWAN
believe that she had Jesus with her when she died, and that was better
company than all earthly friends. T.M.

FRIDAY, 2 April 1880.

Dr. W.P. ADAIR paid us a visit this week. He is located now in Madison
county, on Castor river.

Judge G.J. JOHNSTON died last Wednesday afternoon, and will be buried
to-day, at the family grave yard on Sandy. We will publish a more
extended notice next week.

Miss Minnie OTTOMEYER and John HARTWEIN were before Esq. GREEN last
Monday on a charge of assault and battery, and were each fined one
dollar and costs. It appears from the complaint filed, that the two
defendants were walking along the road last Sunday, when they met a Miss
ROW riding on horseback behind William HEIDBRINK. Miss OTTOMEYER jerked
Miss ROW off the horse and gave her a pommelling, while HARTWEIN stood
by and prevented HEIDBRINK defending his girl.

Easter Monday was kept as a holiday by most of our towns-people. An
interesting feature of the day was the wedding of Mr. EULER to Miss
LANDOLT, which took place at the Catholic church. Four bridesmaids and
four groomsmen attended on the happy couple. The bride looked very
beautiful and happy. The wedding party after the service was over
departed for the house of the bride's father, where a party of friends
was awaiting the. A dance was the programme for the remainder of the
day and night. Later reports say that an exceedingly pleasant time was
had by the guests of Mr. LANDOLT.

Monday morning a floater was found in the river a short distance above
Kimmswick, tied with a large rock to his body. Esq. WATERS held an
inquest over the body. The verdict was that the man had committed suicide.

COUNTY COURT - The court proceeded, according to law, to draw jurors for
next term of circuit court, resulting as follows: Grand Jurors -- John
STOUSE, L.C. WILSON, John GEATLEY, Wm. SMITH, Jas. J. DAVIS, Skelton
RICHARDSON, Peter FREDERITZIE, Samuel RUSSEL, Geo. NEALE, N. SLAWSON,
A.B. HENSLEY and Joseph BAILEY. Petit jurors -- Frank SQUAR, Thos.
BYRNS, Oliver CROMWELL, John McCOURT, E.F. HONEY, Jacob LEUTZINGER, W.T.
SPENCE;, J.J. WILSON, Jr., John RICHARDSON, Jas. BURGESS, Jr., Henry
JOBGEN, Geo. VOGT, Bates(?) FRISSELL, Chas. WALDRON, Geo. BRECKENRIDGE,
C.T. RANKIN, R.B. WILLIAMS, A.F. STEPHENS, C.A. CRAFT, John GAMEL, W.S.
JEWETT, W.S. NULL, E.W. PORTER and Thos. SHANNON.

Contract was made with James O. WILLIAMS, supt. of county farm, for
keeping Fritz MILLER, Wm. ENRIGHT, A. LEUTZINGER and Emanuel FAZE(?), at
$60 each per year, and Hugh CRAGIN and Lucinda GASCHE at $100 per year.

Settlements of road overseers were approved -- see below: Demands were
allowed against the county as follows:
F. GRIMM, repairing Lemay bridge $18.45
H. SECKMAN, building culverts 6.08
Geo. BERSHEIM, building culverts 13.25
Wm. KNORPP, goods for co. farm 7.55
C.T. HORINE, fee bill in CORP case 62.90
Frank KAUSIS, taking pauper to co. farm 4.00
James HOPSON, bridge lumber 5.25
H. HURTGEN, blacksmithing at co. farm 6.40
J. LEUTZINGER, tinware for county farm 14.45
WELCH & MORRISON, making cells at insane
asylum 84.70
Peter FARRELLY, taking pauper to co. farm 5.25
Mrs. AMOR, goods for co. farm 4.35
E.C. RANKIN, goods for court house
and jail 18.45
Geo. D. BARNARD, stationery 1.65
R. COXWELL, chairs for co. farm 8.00
T.J. JONES, sheriff 31.00
R. McCORMACK, bridge lumber 35.00
R. McCORMACK, county court justice 7.28
C.C. FLETCHER, county court justice 7.28
M.F. BYRNE, county court justice 8.56
R. LOVELY, keeping pauper 25.00

The following is an abstract of road overseers' settlement:
F. GRIMM Jno. WINOM
J.J. ENGLEBACH W.G. BOYCE
R.F. GAMBLE G.W. BYRD
Jas. IRWIN J.M. DRYBREAD
Jas. STRICKLAND J.W. WILSON
K. KLEINSCHMIDT A.PL LANDES
R.C. OUTMAN Phillip REEVES
Gus. BERSHEIM Henry SECKMAN
Geo. MARTIN Wm. MOCKBEE
T. JARVIS T.J. LEE
W.H. WASHBURN Frank STOWE
Aug. KULLMAN Peter DUNNINGAN
J.T. GLENN D.L. HUSKEY
Len METZ H.F. MEYER
J.W. FITZMORRIS C. SAEGER(?)
A.J. HUSKEY J.L. WEAVER
Joshua COLE H. REDMAN
Ed. CASHELS H.F. WILSON
J.B. WILLIAMS Thos. WELCH

MARRIED - HAMRICK -- BUREN -- March 28th, 1880, at the residence of the
bride, by Samuel EAKENEsq., W.P. HAMRICK, Public Administrator of
Jefferson county, to Mrs. M.C. BUREN, relect of Bennett BUREN, deceased.
The wedding, we understand, was a quiet affair, but the quietude was
disturbed on Monday evening when a crowd numbering ninety four persons,
assembled at Mr. HAMRICK's with their musical(?) instruments and gave
the bride and groom a rousing serenade. The serenaders were all friends
of the victims, and this was only a way they had of expressing their
good will and respect, and they felt that some demonstration of their
appreciation of the important event was necessary. The serenade was
accepted -- as given -- in good humor, and Mr. HAMRICK after delivering
a neat little speech, handed a ten dollar bill to the captain, and after
another tune, they all dispersed and repaired to a place where liquid
refreshments are dispensed.

Democr26




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