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From: Charlotte Maness <>
Subject: [ROOTS-L] MISSOURI, Jefferson Co., BIRTHS & etc,
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2003 22:15:08 -0600
Just to remind everyone -- Charlotte's "Pearls" are
now archived permanently at
Hillsboro, Jefferson county, Missouri
FRIDAY, 25 MARCH 1881
Col. RANKIN has sold his brick residence on the hill to S.W. CRAWFORD,
for $7,500. Several other minor transactions have taken place during
the past week.
The funeral of Mr. A. PINSON, of Victoria, was largely attended. Upon
their arrival here they were joined by De Soto lodge A.F. & A.M., who
conducted the service at the family cemetery. 1 1\2 miles from town.
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. GOZA, aged about two months, died
on the 21st inst.
John CUNNINGHAM, who has lived about Rush Tower for several years, moved
his family to Limitville, and he and M. DESCHNER are partners in the
blacksmithing and wagon building business.
Mr. John STUBINGER, formerly of HIllsboro, but now of this city, and
Mrs. Mary BUSCH, nee COLE, daughter of Henry COLE, of Crystal Heights,
were married on the evening of the 22d inst.
CEDAR HILL, Mo., March 7, 1881 - Editor Jefferson Democrat - Dear Sir:
After so long a time I make the following report of wheat threshed in
Meramec township: Ferdinand WEBER & Co., 25,000 bushels; LEE & LUCAS,
17,500; Fred RETTKER, 13,000; DACE, GAINES & BITTIC, 11,000; Thos. E.
WENGLER & Co. (two crops only), 3,370; MEYER & FICKEN, 17,430; total,
88,300. I am confident that there was at least 110,000 bushels of wheat
threshed in this part of the county. I would state that I just got the
last statement from the machinemen this morning. Most Respectfully,
FRIDAY, 25 MARCH 1881
We learn that Dr. CORNELL is rejoicing over a new boy at his house.
At noon last Monday our little town was startled by the news that Christ
MORRISON one of our old citizens, had suddenly fallen dead. He was a
carpenter, and he and his wife were living alone together--their only
child being married. The old gentleman has had heart disease for
sometime, but very few knew anything about it. He had a work bench in
his back yard and had been working all morning stocking(?) a plow. Some
time after 11 o'clock his son-in-law had stopped at the fence and
chatted with him for a while and rode off. At noon when the old lady
got dinner ready she went to call her husband, when she found him lying
on the ground lifeless. Her cries brought assistance, and he was
carried into the house and a doctor sent for, but the doctor saw at once
that his services ---- scene in a short time, and it was really a
distressing one. The old lady was wild with grief, attempting by the
use of hot bricks and blankets to bring her dear partner back to life,
and calling upon him to take her with him. Christ MORRISON was a man
whom everybody liked, because they could not help it. His remains now
lie in our quiet little cemetery.
The following is an abstract of the settlements of road overseers, as
approved at last term of county court:
W. KLEINSCHMIDT Barney WYNN
John CAREY Jas. S. WILLIAMS
Louis COLE Joshua COLE
Jas. IRWIN W.H. WASHBURN
W.H. WALKER H.F. MEYER
R.S.D. HICKS F. JENNI
Thos. WELCH Fred. GLASS
E. WILSON Frank STOW
Leonard METTS R.C. OSTMAN
Henry SECKMAN R.E. MOCKBEE
J.W. WILSON D.A. THOMPSON
Philip REUSE B.C. BERRY
Jas. FITZMORRIS Henry RENNAN
Christ. SAEGER Franz GRIMM
John WINOM(?) Wm. MOCKBEE
Peter DUNNIGAN Jno. J. ENGLEBACH
Judge FOX was delayed by court at Marble Hill, and only reached here
Tuesday morning after traveling all night. He immediately went to work
and the case of the State against REED for murder of Henry POST in
August last, was taken up. Pros. Atty. GREEN represented the State and
McMULLIN & BOOTH appeared for defendant. From a panel of 40 jurors 12
were accepted to try the case. Dr. MORRIS was first witness, and he
told of the finding of POST, on the 15th of August, with his skull
fractured and insensible. Attended on POST till he died, Aug. 10th.
His death the result of the fractured skull. Dr. BERKLEY who was called
in as consulting physician also detailed the character of POST's wounds
and stated that they were necessarily fatal. Dr. BREWSTER detailed the
result of the inquest, and POST's skull was produced and exhibited as
evidence. Wm. MOCKBEE, Samuel HICKS, Louis DEHOSE and others related
conversations had with REED, in which he acknowledged to striking POST,
with a stick and knocking him down. POST's widow told of her husband
coming home wounded and crazy and running through the house and away,
but no one saw the lick struck. REED went on the stand in his own
defence, and testified that POST came to his house and made at him with
an axe, and that he struck POST with a stick in order to save his own
life. The testimony was concluded at half past two p.m., Wednesday.
The jury wrestled with it till mid-night, when being unable to
agree, they were discharged.
PROBATE COURT - SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 1881 - Josiah NULL allowed against
estate of E.R. ENGLAND, $6.
Final settlement of estate of Albert HENSLEY, minor, filed and continued
till April 10.
OBITUARY - GAMACHE - Near Pevely.--March 17, 1881, after a short
illness, Frederick, youngest son of Oscar and Mary GAMACHE, aged 11
months and 22 days.
Twice in the short space of five months have these fond parents
been called upon to part with one of their little ones: but take comfort
dear parents from these words of our Savior, "Of such is the kingdom of
heaven." Little Eddie and Charlie have only gone before.
PATTON; - Near Hematite, Feb'y 28, 1881, of inflamation of the stomach,
Jesse PATTON, wife of John PATTON.
Deceased was in her 20th year, and the 2d of her marriage. Was an
exemplary wife, and above all a sincere Christian, being a member of the
Baptist church. The large concourse of people that attended the body to
its last earthly resting place, was evidence of the estimation in which
she was held by her neighbors. Burial services conducted by Rev.
JENNINGS. A FRIEND.
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