Jersey County Deaths

Jersey County Deaths

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Jersey County Deaths
1851-1853, 1882-1884, 1889, 1893-1895

Partial list abstracted from newspapers

Dates may not be the exact death date. They may be dates the editor learned about the deaths by funeral or probate. Some deaths may not have occurred in Jersey County, but were reported because the individual was a former Jersey County resident. The use of the word “colored” is from the original in the newspaper. Thanks to Marty Crull for this information.

1851, from the The Prairie State.

Noble, William, cholera, died 12 May 1851; 25 years old.

Irwin, Mr. 1851, cholera

Irwin, mother, 1851, cholera

Irwin, sister, 1851, cholera

Shaw, Sanford, 1851

Stanley, Robert, 12 May 1851; 27 yrs.

Stanley, Hannah, 18 May 1851, 19 yrs.

Pennyfield, dau. 1851

Tullis, B. F. 1851

Carroll, Elecious 1851

Hawkins, Joseph 1851

Trokey, Francis `1851

Thoromon, Thomas H. 1851

Kimball, Edmond, son of John & Caroline, 17 yr, 4, mo 6 da.; 5 Apr 1851

Allen, John, inf. son of Wm. & Eliza, 2 years. 1851

Stanley, John K., 23 yr, 7 Jun 1851, cholera

Stanley, Mr. 1851, cholera

Stanley, dau. 1851, cholera

Arnspiger, John 1851

Ely, Richard J. 1851

Farrell, Thomas 1851

Smith, John D. 1851

Staates, A. P., 31 yr, 27 Jul 1851

Burke, Sarah Marie, wife of Geo. W. age 43, 1851

Innes, Marthadau. of John L. & Mary C. Conklin, 40 mo. 31 Jul 1851

Springgate, Caroline E., wife of Arthur M. age 26, 20 Jul 1851

Force, Rachel Ann, wife of Ebenzer, 24, 7 Aug 1851

Varble, Wm. 23 Aug 1851

Fullis, Benj. F. 1851

Page, Benj. F. 27, 29 Aug 1851

Pennifill, Joseph, 1851

White, Ira 1851


1852, from the The Prairie State. These individuals may be buried in the Old Hickory Grove Cemetery.

Johnson, John, 18 Feb 1852, 29 years old.

Sinclair, William, 1852

Carter, Ephraim, 1852

Derby, Mary Alice, 3 yr. 11 mo. 4 day old dau. of Lemuel L. & Emily, 23 Jul 1852

Campbell, Agnes, 17 Feb 1796 ? 26 Jul 1852; wife of Charles

Bowman, Sarah Ellen, 2 mo. 2 da; 12 Aug 1852

O?Brien, Rossell, 23 Apr 1816 ? 8 Aug 1852

Van Pelt, Sarah Marie, 18 mo. Dau of Mrs. Sarah & late E. Van Pelt; 18 Dec 1852

Casey, Mary Jane, 66, 6 Dec 1852


1853, from the The Prairie State.

Green, Gustus B., 6 son of B. A. & C. I., 19 Feb 1853

Palmer, Delia, 3 yrs. dau of Rev. E. J. (Jerseyville), 19 Feb 1853

Weston, Edward Josiah, 10 years, 7 months, 8 Mar 1853


1882, from the Jerseyville Republican-Examiner.

Conway, Mary, 85 yrs. 1 Jan 1882

Deming, Edwin L., 7 Jan 1882; 25 yr. 10 mo. 28 days

Unknown, small pox victim, 15 Jan 1882

Boruff, Mrs. 1882

Bird, J. 11 Feb 1882, City Cemetery

Smith, Mrs. nee Conners, Catholic, Mar 1882

Embley, Gracie May, inf. dau. of Geo. W. & Susan, 7 wks, Mar 1882

Smith, John Knox, 1882

Roberts, Margaretta J., 5 Apr 1882, 82 years old.

Williams, Lucy E. dau. of J. S., 13 yrs. 26 Apr. 1882, Otterville

Warner, Nick, suicide, Jones Ferry, May 1882

Dodson, Jessie, 2 May 1882, dau. of Theo. & Emma, 6 yr. 7 mo, 5 da.Otterville

Stop, Henry W., 1882

Felter, Mabel May, 9 mo. 1 da 12 Aug 1881, dau. of J. H. & Lizzie

Felter, Seth Peter, 4 yr, 9 mo, 1 da, 4 Jun 1882, son of J. H. & Lizzie

Neely, Alexander, 1882

Powers, James, 90, Catholic, Sep 1882

Peters, dau of Mrs. Julia, 3 Sep 1882, Pittsburg (now Nutwwod)

Claridge, Daniel, 26 Sep 1882

Bateman, John, 22, 5 Nov. 1882

Recappe, Anne Marie, 70, 15 Nov 1882

Price, Mrs. T. A., 21 Nov 1882

Briggs, Mrs. Enoch, 17 Dec 1882, Newbern

Davidson, Sadie L. 5 yr, 5 da., dau. of James & Mary, 15 Dec 1882

Rue, Millard Everett & Marion Mortimer, twins of Charles H. & Fannie M.; died 7-8 June 1852, 6 yr, 3 mo 4 days.

Rue, Clara Estelle & Clarence Edward, twins of Charles H. & Fannie M.; 18 Jul 1880 – 4 Jun and 19 Jun 1882

Dodge, Frankie, inf. son of E. A. & Maggie; 27 Jul 1882

Lyons, Luke, (New Cemetery) 1882

Garrell, Mrs. Parker, 11 Aug 1882, Elsah; Small Pox

Corey, Benjamin, 1882

Terrell, Mary C., 1882

Welchlin, Inf. son of George, 4 mo.’s 27 Aug 1882


1883, from the Jerseyville Republican-Examiner.

Dau. of Nancy Tucker, 4 yrs. (Pleasant Cove), 7 Jan. 1883

Inf. of Wm. Butts, 11 Jan. 1883

McElroy, James, 16 Jan 1883, Catholic

Quain, Maggie, 18, Catholic, 21 Jan. 1883

English, Eleanor, wife of Lloyd T., 37, 15 Feb 1883

Richey, M. T., 10 Feb 1883, 63 yr.

Unknown, Male, 25 Feb. 1883, Van Horne Cemetery

Murphy, Elizabeth, 7 yr. dau. of Wm., 2 Mar 1883 (Pleasant Cove).

Jennings, Margaret Elizabeth, dau. of John & Mary, 4 Mar 1883

Daniels, Arthur Boyd, 6 Mar 1883, 42, City Cemetery.

Cobb, Henry, 1883

King, Eliza (colored) dau. of Jefferson, 17 yr, 10 mo, 13 Mar 1883

Cisco, John (colored), 73, 1 Apr 1883

Cutting, Asa, 5 Apr 1883

Carroll, Mrs. David, 13 Apr 1883, Catholic

Bird, Amos, 74, (Piasa) 12 Apr 1883

Snedeker, Harriet M., 1806 – 14 May 1883, wife of Samuel

Campbell, Mary E., May 1883

Badgley, Mrs. William, 11 Jun 1883

Davis, Sarah, 8 Jun 1883, 43, wife of Dr. T. A.

Brookfield, Joseph, 1883

Jones, John E., 1883

Montague, James L., 1883

Waters, John, 1883

Hanley, Mary E., 27, 11 Jul 1883, dau of Michael (Catholic)

Sumrall, Edna A., wife of George, 11 Jul 1883 (Elsah)

Lawrence, Child of Martin (Fidelity) 15 Jul 1883

Frost, Ada D., 25 yr 2 mo 17 days, dau. of James C. & Elizabeth

Smith, “Old Nate”, colored, 19 Jul 1883

Riggs, Benj. A. – 1883

Searles, Stephen, 28 Jul 1883, 23 years.

Denny, Ed, 22 Jul 1883, Piasa

Stratton, Thomas H., Piasa, 61, 26 Jul 1883

Williams, Daniel C., 1883

Conklin, Nellie, child of A. L., 12 Aug 1883

Starkweather, Infant, 22 Aug 1883

O’leary, John (Catholic), 25 Aug 1883

Whitlow, Daniel 1883

Colean, Charles L., son of Edwin, Dec 1883, 25 yr, 11 mo, 5 days.

Campbell, Nathan, 1883


1884, from the Jersey County Democrat.

Shultz, August, 6 Jan 1884, court house fire

Koehler, Emile, 6 Jan 1884, court house fire

Griggs, James, 6 Jan 1884, court house fire

Melton, Wyley J., 1 Apr 1811 – Jan 1884

McCarthy, Mrs. John, 31 Jan 1884

Little, Willie, child of James, 6 Feb 1884, 14 months.

Veitch, Dr., 28 Feb 1884, Grafton

Fenity, Margaret, 5 Mar 1884

Collins, Mrs. Job, Mar 1884, 79 years.

Fitzpatrick, Mary, Mar. 1884 Catholic

Hibble, Mrs. W. E. , Mar 1884

Dutton, F. R. Rev., 83 yr. 16 days, 7 Mar 1884

Dutton, Catherine, 7 yr, 9 mo, 26 days, 9 Mar 1884

Blayler, William, 23 Mar 1884, Otterville

Goodrich, child of John, Mar 1884, Grafton

Wedding, child of Charles, Mar 1884, Fieldon

Lowe, Sarah, 1 Jan 1819 – 6 Apr 1884

Bradish, Lucy L., 1807 – Apr 1884

McCauley, George, suicide, Apr 1884, Grafton

Geerling, youngest child of Frank, scarlet fever, Apr 1884, Otterville

Spencer, Retta, May 1884, Fieldon

Skiff, child of Harvey, brain fever, 7 Jun 1884

Sumrall, dau. of Dr., Jun 1884, scarlet fever

Sumrall, son of Dr., 28 Jun 1884, scarlet fever

Gunterman, William, Jul 1884

Thursinger, Mrs. August, Aug 1884

Evans, Lee, 8 Aug 1884, Catholic, Oak Grove

Skiff, child of Ab, Aug 1884

Hankey, Henry, drown, 15 Aug 1884

Woods, Ed, a.k.a. McClenin, Edward, drown, 15 Aug 1884

Jones, child of Isaac, cholera, Aug 1884

Baldridge, Dellie, 14 years, Pleasant Cove, Aug 1884

Birkenmayer, Willie R. Oak Grove, son of Wm., 4 Sep 1884

Eaton, Catherine Root, 67, 3 May 1817 – 14 Sep 1884, wife of C. B.

Terry, Mary Josephine, inf dau of J.D., catholic cem. 10 Sep 1884

Welsh, Margaret, catholic, Sep 1884

Johnson, Alex, colored, Sep 1884

Farmer, George W. 1884

Campbell, child of Dave, 4 Oct 1884, Grafton

Jilek, Annie, 1884

McCartey, Patrick J., 21 Oct 1884, catholic

King, Michael, Oct 1884

Cooper, child, Oct 1884, Fieldon

True, Wes, Nov 1884, Elsah

Bird, dau. City Cem., Dec 1884

Foster, A. J., 13 Dec 1884

Collins, child of Wm., 20 Dec 1884, Elsah.


1889, from the Jerseyville Republican.

Herdman, Infant son of George W. 15 Jan 1889

Sunderland, Lottie Fay dau. Of James & Barb 21 Jan 1889

Beaty, Emma E. Kirby, 28 Nov 1849-25 Jan 1889

Slaten, Mrs. Wm. 1889

Dougherty, Sam 1889

Wadlow, Mrs. Frank 1889

Miller, Mrs. Nee Matthews, dau. Of Isom 1889

Cannon, Andrew Jackson 22 Feb, 58 yrs old.

Watson, Jessie E. Bates, 23 yrs old 3 Mar 1889

Gund, Fredrick 1846 ? 1889

Russell, Jane G. 87 yrs. 15 Mar 1889

Fitzgerald, Mrs. Mary, 73, 1889

Reader, Mrs. Henry, 20 Mar 1889

McFain, Daniel, 15 Dec 1815 ? 28 Mar 1889

Schneider, 4 yr.old dau. John, Delhi, Mar 1889

Brace, Lydia S. 23 Mar 1889, 32 yrs.

Casey, Margaret, dau. Wm. 13 yrs. 1889

Nagil, Katherine, 30 yrs. 3 Apr 1889 dau. Of Fred?

Gilham, Blanche, 16 yr. Dau. Fletcher

Phipps, T. K. 5 Apr 1889, born 17 Dec 1819 in VA.

Wacherhausen, Josie Robbins, 11 Apr 1889

Heller, Alma Christina, 4 yrs. Apr 1889 dau. Of Henry & Mena

Leigh, Gertrude Maggie, dau. Of Wm * Emily, 12 yrs old. 30 Apr 1889

Fitzpatrick, Delia, 23 yrs. Apr 1889

Blish, Carroll G. son of Chas. & Kate, 13 yrs, 7 mo. Apr 1889

Phelps, Sarah, 13 Sep 1800, 2 May 1889, nee Bulkey

Davis, Jane 22 Apr 1889, 91 yrs.

Calhoun, Lucinda, 9 May 1889, 89 yrs. Born 9 Jun 1809

Lowe, R. I. Judge, 14 May 1889, 87 yrs.Remer, Abraham, 6 Mar 1811, May 1889

Marshall, Thomas, 20 May 1889, 75 yr.

Cummings, Mary Ann, 84 yrs. 28 May 1889

Hansell, Thomas F. Elsah 1835-1889

Stelle, Roy M. son of M. C. Stelle, 17 Jun 1889, 12 yrs old. Delhi.


1893, from the Jerseyville Republican.

Shearen, John, 61 yr. 2 mo. 15 days, 20 Aug 1893, catholic

Bell, Mary Eliza Fraley, 3 Sep 1893, 59 yr. 5 mo. 26 days.

Knott, John N., 1893

Casey, Martin, 9 Sep 1893, catholic

Mershon, Horace G., 1893

Fry, dau. of Samuel, 27 Sep 1893

Rohack, John Sr., 63 yr, 7 mo, 26, 11 Oct 1893, catholic

King, Thomas, 22 Oct 1893, 25 yr, 5 mo, 18 days

Schmidt, William, 61, Nov 1893

Rueter, Mrs. William, 6 Nov 1893, typhoid

Tucker, inf., Nov 1893, from burns; a little over 1 year old.

Tucker, Grant, 5 Nov 1893, typhoid

Blay, Alexander, 13 Nov 1893, 68 years.

Trabue, Martha, 1893

Mathews, Isom, 1893

Birkenmayer, Minnie A., dau of Gotlieb, 26 yrs., 24 Nov 1893

Booker, Frank Dr., 30 Nov 1893, 31 years

Price, Emma or Edna, 15 yrs, 11 mo, 14 days, 7 Dec 1893

Dutton, Frank, 3 Dec 1893, 70 years

Ruetter, Charles, 62, 3 Dec 1893

Keller, Winifred Geniveve, inf dau of Cosmo, 1 Dec 1893, Elsah

Allen, Martha J. 1893

Koelmel, Fredericka, 15 Dec 1893, 63 years

Felty, Samuel, 70, 20 Dec 1893

Condrey, Theodore, 70, 28 Dec 1893


1894, from the Jerseyville Republican.

Downs, Albert, 2 Jan 1894, catholic

Baldridge, Bertha, dau of John, Rosedale, typhoid, 7 Jan 1894

Sutton, Carrie, 18, 6 Jan 1894

Armstrong, Bernice, dau of James, 6 Jan 1894

Evans, Charlotte, 9 Jan 1894, 69 yr, 3, 28 days

Rentoul, Mrs. James, 14 Jan 1894

McCann, Mrs., 8 Jan 1894, Pleasant Cove

Ely, infant son of Gilbert, catholic, Jan 1894

Moore, Harriet, colored, died in Chicago, Jan 1894

Scoggins, Thomas, Jan 1894, Oak Grove

Briggs, Ollie May, dau of Geo., 12 Feb 1894, E. Newbern area.

Beatty, Eliza, 79 yr, 25 Feb 1894

Mathis, infant son of Lige Jr., Mar 1894, Rosedale

Dutton, Margaret, Graceland cemetery, dau of James, 1894

Cope, Mahaley Whisman, 14 Jun 1822 – 15 Mar 1894, wife of James who died 14 Nov 1888

Hawley, Wm. S., 75 yr, 3 mo, 19 days, 26 Mar 1894

Egelhoff, Mamie, 26 Apr 1894

Fannings, Joe, 20, 12 May 1894

Phillips, James, 25 Jun 1894, Rosedale, 18 years old.

Kirchner, 2 children, cholera, July 1894

McCale, Bertie, Aug 1894, murdered Jersey County

Bates, Henrietta J. Bonell, 63 years, 1894

Bertman, Joseph H., 1894

Roberts, Frank, 22, Hartford cemetery, typhoid, Nov 1894

Howell, Wm. W., 66, 14 Nov 1894


1895, from the Jersey County Democrat.

McNair, Elizabeth Hanes, 16 Jun 1806 – 3 Jan 1895, Elsah

Broadus, Hannah, 12 Jan 1895, colored

Schmeller, Mr., Fieldon, 11 Jan 1895

Green, Hester Ann Cannon Shaw, 30 Aug 1824 – 10 Jan 1895, Oak Grove

Ritchey, Harvey, 19 Jan 1895, Otterville

Garrell, John, 21 Jan 1895, Fieldon

Liming, Susan Gertrude, 29 Feb 1876 – 15 Jan 1895

Bruner, Mr., colored, 17 Jan 1895, Piasas, over 100 years old.

Durney, Mrs. Mike, catholic, 30 Jan 1895

McNair, Bessie Ruth, inf dau. of Eugene, 4 Feb 1895, 11 mo. 3 days

Arkerbauer, J. G., 70 yr, 10 mo, 14 days, 9 Feb 1895

Hawk, C., 8 Feb 1895, Brighton

Sivers, Mrs. Eugene, 40 years, 9 Deb 1895, Darlington Cem. dau of Samuel

Hewitt, dau of Wm., 4 years old, 15 Feb 1895, diphtheria, Grafton

Dempsey, inf. of Hugh, 15 Feb 1895

Johnston, Frank, 5 yr. son of Albert, Feb 1895

Farley, Mary, 6 Mar 1810 – 4 Mar 1895

Applegate, Mr., 28 Feb 1895, 80 yr. Elsah

Cairns, Zoe McCurdy, wife of James, 3 Mar 1895, Paradise cemetery

Jewsberry, Hattie Calhoun, 9 Mar 1895, 31 years old, Oak Grove

Botkin, Hattie, 7 Mar 1895, Otterville

McAdams, Louis, drown, 28 Dec 1838 – 11 Apr 1895

Mansfield, Mrs., 14 Apr 1895, Jerseyville

Arbuckles, Smith Rev., colored, 19 Apr 1895, Piasa

Holbrook, Benjamin A., 1812 – 28 Apr 1895

Powel, Flora Edith, 3 May 1895, 4 yr. diptheria, Fidelity

Brock, Robert T., 31 Dec 1827 – 4 May 1895

Bartlett, Margaret Resher, 26 Aug 1815 – 25 May 1895, Oak Grove

McCarty, Johnny, 16, Oak Grove, son of Oliver, 2 Jun 1895

Wilbur, Rebecca Ann, Oak Grove, 1895

Rader, Jacob, 78, 4 Jun 1895

Reitzner, Minnie Fitzpatrick, Mrs. Louis, 24, catholic, orphan.

Eisler, Viola A., wife of M. E., 12 Jul 1895, 25 yrs old.

Southward, Sarah White, 64 yrs., 5 Feb 1831 – 21 Jul 1895, dau of Josiah

Robinson, Lydia, dau of Henson, 33 yrs old, 10 Aug 1895

Knapp, George H. Dr., 19 Apr 1840 – 20 Sep 1895

Spry, Charles, drown, Sep 1895

Powell, inf son of Joseph, 5 weeks old, Oak Grove, Sep 1895

Dunsdon, Lulu, 8 yr, 8 mo, 28 Oct 1895, Oak Grove

Bright, Henry, Oak Grove, 5 Nov 1895, 52 yr. 10 months.

Lamb, David K., 12 Nov 1895, Union Cemetery

Forbes, Charles, 22 years, 22 Nov 1896, Grafton

Hamilton, Mrs., Grafton cemetery, 7 Dec 1895

Donahue, Kate, 8 Dec 1895, Grafton

Bringhurst, Harry Ryan, 21 Dec 1895, 38 years, Oakland Cemetery

Lynn, Frances Walton, 21 Dec 1895, 86 yr, 8 mo, 5 day, Oak Grove

Hunter, Mrs. Levi, 21 Dec 1895, 66, Oak Grove

Dixon, Emmeline, dau of J. & Isabelle, 18 Dec 1895, 15 yr, 8 mo, 2 days.

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