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From: Charlotte Maness <>
Subject: [ROOTS-L] MISSOURI, Jefferson Co., BIRTHS & etc.
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 10:40:07 -0700
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Hillsboro, Jefferson county, Missouri
FRIDAY, 15 APRIL 1881
SHERIFF'S SALE IN PARTITION - In the Circuit Court of Jefferson county,
Mo. Frank CAMPBELL and Margaret E. CAMPBELL, his wife, Plaintiff.
versus Joseph McMULLIN, James C. McMULLIN, Joseph HAMMERS and Sarah
HAMMERS, his wife, Defendants.
By virtue and authority of an order made by the Circuit court of
the County of Jefferson, State of Missouri, at its January term. A.D.,
1881, I will on the 10TH DAY OF MAY NEXT, 1881, at the court-house door
in Hillsboro, between the hours of nine o'clock in the forenoon and five
o'clock in the afternoon of that day offer for sale at public auction to
the highest bidder, the following described land or real estate, to-wit:
The northeast quarter of the southwest quarter of section
twenty-three, township forty north, range three east, containing forty
acres, in Jefferson county, Missouri.
For the purposes of making partition between said parties for
which the purchaser will be required to pay twenty-five percent, 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 seven per sent, per annum, from date, this 9th
day of April, 1881. Thos. J. JONES, Sheriff.
Anton ZIEGLER, of near Maxville, Mo., died April 10, 1881, aged about 70.
George KREKBAUM of big River township died recently of a disease of the
liver, aged 77 years. His son administered on his estate last Friday.
John C. CAPE, at present in the mountains of Colorado, writes us that
from the 13th of December to the 30th of March he did not see a single
person except his partner. We would call that a rather lonesome country.
The marriage of Dr. HULL and Miss BURGESS last Sunday seems to have been
a surprise to everybody but themselves, and they, in turn, will be
surprised when they learn that their efforts to keep the affair secret
have been so unsuccessful.
John MacDOUGALL, a Scotchman by birth and gardener by profession, who
has been a resident of this county for the past fifteen years, and who
was well known to most of our fruit raisers, died on Thursday of last
week, and was buried in the Hillsboro cemetery on Saturday. He was a
trained horticulturist, and a man who attended strictly to his own
business, and therefore made friends wherever he went. He was quite
old, but we do not know his age.
"Several sudden deaths have occured in some of the south-east Missouri
counties recently. Last week Adam HUGHES, of Mississippi county, was
taken sick one night after his day's work and died the next evening. On
the same day Esq. John M. GIBBS, of Cape Girardeau county, who worked in
the forenoon in good health, but after eating his dinner his head began
to ache and within three hours he was dead. Christ MORRISON, of
Jefferson county, at noon on the same day fell dead while working at his
work bench. They were all three carpenters and died the same day,
almost the same hour, and in a similar manner."--[Malden Clipper.
MARRIED - BERGMEYER--WALDORF.--March 31, 1881, by Anton YERGER, Esq.,
Mr. Englebert BERGMEYER of Jeff. Co., Mo., to Mrs. Catharine WALDORF, of
St. Louis County.
HELD--SCHMIDT - March 23, 1881, by Anton YERGER, Esq., Mr. Edward HELD
to Miss Maria Louisa SCHMIDT, all of Jefferson county, Mo.
HULL--BURGESS--April 10, 1881, by Anton YERGER, Esq., Dr. W.W. HULL to
Miss Lilly L. BURGESS, daughter of Thos. BURGESS--all of Jefferson county.
OBITUARY - SMIRL -- March 28, 1881, in .P.Kaufman county, Texas;, of
heart disease, John J. SMIRL, aged 55 years.
Mr. SMIRL was born and raised in Jefferson county, Mo.; emigrated
to this place about two years ago, and some time after his arrival here
his house caught fire--during his absence his family at church--and with
all its contents was burned to the ground. He was a hard working,
honest man, and a good Christian, a member of the Baptist church. His
death was very sudden. He ate a hearty supper and went to bed
apparently as well as usual. At about one o'clock his wife was awakened
by his hard breathing, and she tried to revive him by rubbing with
camphor, but he never spoke, and died within a few minutes. He leaves a
wife and seven children. Mrs. SMIRL, although among strangers, had
plenty of friends in her hour of affliction. G.W.H.
SPALDING--Mrs. Mary R. SPALDING, wife of Dr. M.F. SPALDING, died at her
home in Kimmswick, Mo., on the 8th of April, 1881.
The words that fall from my pen tonight, drop as drop the tears of
grief--full of sadness and sorrow--for I write of one who was a true and
valued friend. Let me then pay a tribute to her memory. It is a duty I
perform with a melancholy pleasure. Her character was one whit is
something to contemplate, for it comes over the mind like the sweet and
tranquilizing breath of an early spring morning. It requires no
embellishment, a strained and labored eulogy would detract from its
simplicity and beauty. In the domestic and social relations of our
friend--how she lived and felt, and what a spirit of Christian beauty
proceeded who whole being we learn from the sombre clouds of sadness
that rest on the brows of her friends when they speak of her loss. the
praise that one receives after death generally corresponds with
precision to their character in life. It is often the case when death
snatches from our midst an individual of distinction, that while all
praise, but few feel that the heart has no burden, no oppression. How
different in the case of our friend! There was a general spontaneous
conviction that this community had been bereaved, and at the same time a
feeling of personal bereavement filled every heart, as if a void which
no other could fill, was made in every circle in which she familiarly
moved. This universal sadness can only be explained by the genuine
benevolence, the sympathy with every humanitarian movement, that so
sweetly blended with the elements of Christianity that marked her
character. Her benevolence indeed was singularly free from alloy of any
kind--those momentary feelings of unkindness which now and then observe
the brightest characteristics of the best and purest seldom if ever
passed over her. Who is it amongst us that can by the greatest effort
of imagination put an acrimonious speech into her lips? Not one. The
voice is no longer here--its tones belong not to her when we would make
it the vehicle of unkindness. No, she could no more be unkind than she
could have changed the seal of divinity with which God stamped her
nature. The character of Mrs. SPALDING was distinguished by blandness,
mildness, equalibiness, and harmony--all the elements were so happily
and kindly tempered in her, that none knew her but to love, none named
her but to praise. FRIEND.
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