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Republican Examiner, January 1878

It will be 40 years since the Methodist Church was organized in this city. At that time Rev. George w. Robbins was the preacher on the Grafton circuit and, by invitation of Josiah Mulkens and Mary Ann Mulkens, his wife, who lived in the two story frame building on the southeast corner of State and Pearl, and now occupied by Judge Benjamin Wedding for an office, Mr. Robbins held service there and organized the society. There were present on that occasion, Josiah Mulkens, Mrs. Mary Ann Mulkens, Richard Johnson (father of Henry L. Johnson, the Carrolton grocery man), Samuel Pitman, father of Ben Pitman, and the late William Pitman. Hannah Hankins, E. Van Pelt and Mrs. Sarah Van Pelt, an honored resident of this city, have gone to the other shore. At that first quarterly conference of Jerseyville station for this conference year a resolution was passed, asking Rev. Daniel W. Phillips, the pastor, to preach a sermon next July, giving a complete history of the Methodist Church in Jerseyville, from the organization down to the present time, which will be published in the next Annual Register of the society to be issued in October of this year.

Examiner, March 12, 1878

Hon. Jesse I. McGready, our newly elected mayor, was born in Washington Co., Mo., in 1847, immigrated to Macoupin Co., Il., in 1864, came to Jerseyville in 1870, where he has lived ever since. Politically, Mr. McGready is a Democrat of the old school, and has been the sole owner and managing editor of the Jersey Co. Democrat, the official paper of the county, since 1871. Mr. McGready is what the young ladies would call a fine looking man. It is hardly necessary to say, where he is known, that he is a young bachelor. Mr. McGready will make one of the best executive officers the city has ever had, and enters upon the office of mayor under favorable auspices.

William Perrings has leased from Henry C. Massey the old B. F. Massey farm on the Grafton road.

Hon. Wm. H. McAdams, our next state geologists is making preparations for an extended and exhaustive exploration of the mounds, in the vicinity of Wood River. He will be accompanied by Will H. Callender, (the artist), who will make a series of sketches, to be published in connection with the detailed and scientific account of the mounds and their contents. Hon. John Mitchell of Alton, will furnish the necessary help for the vigorous and successful prosecution of the work. Mr. McAdams has some 3,000 specimens of stone implements, skulls, pottery, ect., relative to the early inhabitants of this county, and it is his intention, of getting up a work on the same, with full and copious illustrations by Mr. Callender, provided a sufficient sum will be provided by the State Legislature to meet the expense of preparing the work. On the Wood river trip, the specimens expected to be unearthed, will keep, and consequently no alcohol will be carried to preserve them. It is needless to say that the two Williams above alluded to are blue ribbon men, and don’t expect to go any Bug-ology trip, and don’t want and Bug juice with them.

DELHI PENCILINGS. Mrs. John Hamilton of Godfrey, is visiting her son, M. V. Hamilton, in this city. She is in her 83rd. year, and she is quite spry.- Mrs. Sarah Lurton is improving slowly. – The C. & A. railroad contemplates building a new depot here this summer. – Wm. H. Utt, of Newbern, has taken rooms at the Grand Central, for a few days or a week. He expects to deal in horses. Our live blacksmith, John Myers, is building up a good trade. He is a good honest young man and understands his business. – Mrs. C. w. Scott, talks of spending the summer in her old home in Audrain Co., Missouri. – Our accommodating R. R. agent, Henry D. Edwards, has been sick for a few days but is around again. – M. V. Hamilton, is somewhat under the weather.

Lloyd C. Webster, died in this city after a protracted illness of six months, last Thursday. The deceased was a native of this county, where he was born on the 6th November, 1840. For the past twelve years he resided eight miles north of Litchfield and was engaged in farming. His funeral which took place on the afternoon of the 14th inst., was largely attended. Rev. Daniel W. Phillips, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church of this city, officiated. The pallbearers were: John C. Darby, James Knox Smith, Henry T. nail, Robert C. Whyte, Taylor Estes and James Cole. In addition to a wife and two interesting children, (both girls) the deceased leaves his venerable mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Webster, who resides on mile south of Litchfield. George D. Webster, William H. Webster and Edwin C. Webster, his brothers of Jerseyville. His sisters, Mrs. Mary B. Stratton, wife of Samuel S. Stratton, of Litchfield and Mrs. Carrie C. McIlvaine, wife of James Mc Ilvaine of Morrisonville.

On Last Monday morning, Mrs. Mary A. Allen, Nee Cope, wife of Joshua Allen, died at her residence on east Arch Street. The deceased was born in North Carolina on the 11th of August, 1814, and emigrated to Illinois with her father in 1821, settling west of the present Jerseyville. Mrs. Allen was married to Joshua Allen in this city on the 11th of August, 1833. They were parents of five children, three of whom are living, Mrs. Sallie Bullard, Sangamon Co. Ill, Mrs. James M. Finch and Mrs. Jasper M. Updike, of this county. Mrs. Allen had eight sisters and seven brothers, and the following survive her and all reside in Jersey Count; Henry Cope, James Cope, Lewis Cope, George Cope, and Nathan Cope, Mrs. Elvira Amburg and Miss Belle Cope. The funeral which took place yesterday afternoon from her late residence, was largely attended. Rev. Carlton E. Taylor, pastor of the Baptist church, officiated. Charles Keith was the undertaker, and John C. Darby, Clarence M. Hamilton, Abram Remer, Isaac R. Bombs, William McBride and William Keith were pallbearers.

Jerseyville Examiner, Births, 1878. b = Boy, g = girl

January 1878   February 1878   March 1878  
Mrs. Lewis Andrews b Felix Beaver b Wm. A. Lolland g
Geo. W. Reed g John McKinney b Joseph Knox g
Jonathan King b Wm. Dunn b Wm. C. A. Harland g
Joseph E. Conner b Joshua Smith g John A. Walker g
Chas. Cooper b Wm. Sinclair b Francis A. Mott b
Sylvester Hamiton g Geo. W. White g Lott Pennington b
John Schlansker b Samuel P. Dinsmore b Chas. H. Wright g
Henry Schmidt b Frank Colman g Chas. Sauer b
Henry Bott g Philip Lancry g John N. Hoselton b
Patrick b John H. Richards b C.F. Crusier b
Monroe Springate b Orange F. Sandidge b Wm. Hoover b
Elijah Mathews g Allen Cope g George M. Miner g
Theodore Lyman g John Reddish b William Johnson g
W.S. Henderson g Charles Scott g Lewis R. Phelps b
John Whitfield b Michael Larned b W.H. Stroope b
Philip Poleet b John A. Firzgerald g Valentine Kadel g
John Morsey 2b August Schnider b James McAdams b
C.C. Rowden g John Dent 2b Charles H. Stenhope g
Abraham Lowe g Gustave Matthes b George Bott b
Frederick Bezes g Herman Grooppel b John Flaherty g
Patrick Welsh g Leonard Cutler b Solomon J. Phillips b
Martin Maloney g William Addlesse g James Crull b
Sylvester Neece b John Kirk b Thomas Rayfield g
C.C. Cuthorn g Thomas Wedding 2g William McGuire ?
George Frank b Charles McDaniel ? William B. Curtiss g
W.H. Murray b Reuben J. Noble g Richard Price b
Martin Larence g William C. Goodman g Pulliam J. Sandidge g
John H. Maxeiner g William M. Sandidge b Hamilton Graves g
Emanuel Hetrick b Patrick Barron b Darwin Wales g
Francis Walcott b John Oshy b William H. Houghtlin g
William Kollenborn g Millard Finch g Thomas McMahon g
Elijah Dodson b John Curren b Charles Long b
Peter Bruck b John H. Hopope b    
Jesse Lawles b Maxwell R. Beaty b    
William Dille b Freeman J. Mains b    
John Spelman g Thomas R. Smith g    
Philip Decker g Allan M. Slaten g    
Ben F. Porter b        
Oscar B. Hamilton b        
Terrence Roach b        
Henry Kirby g        
John S. Leffler b        
Abel Simpson b        
Mary Miller b        

Jerseyville Examiner, 1878


January: name, age

Albert J. Fairbanks, 27; Nancy Rummerfield, 29

Jas. H. Searles, 24; Mary M. Abner, 18

Wm. Hill, 23; Jesse L. Veitch, 18

John A. Shephard, 30; Hattie S. Ely, 20

Robt. Watkins, 26; Irene Decker, 23

Wm. Delchler, 24; Mary L. Grosjean, 17

Charles E. Belcher, 24; Susan E. Suddeth, 20

Thomas B. Bethell, 50; Permelia Turner, 45

Wm. Wade, 23; Catherine Scroggins, 21

Wm. J. Bryan, 33; Mary Johnson 23

February 1878: name, age

Timothy O’Brien, 25; Annie Sweeny, 16

John Laughles, 30; Margaret A. Langley, 17

Michael Gibbons, 27; Maggie Dempsey, 20

John Wiley, 42; Caroline Hays, 30

James Cairns, 23; Zora J. McCurdy, 23

Frederick Telgmann, 51; Mena Rede, 40

Lloyd T. Belt, 21; Effie E. Crain, 20

Wm. H. Webster, 24; Lillie M. Crain, 21

James Dunbar, 35; Martha J. Thompson, 17

Wm. H. Howard, 27; Mary A. Melton, 19

Edmund A. Myers, 23; Celestia P. Brown, 20

Joseph A. Atchison, 23; Julia A. Kollenbon, 18

E. A. Ford, 30; Elizabeth Delong, 17

Levi Peyton, 27; Lizzie Lowery, 18

Samuel Wilcox, 28; Elmira Freer, 26

John Fitzgibbons, 26; Laura Martin, 20

March 1878: name, age

John Bray, 25; Mary Fitzgerald, 20

Shephard Willis, 36; Emily Garrett, 21

Wm. Birkenmyer, 24; Annie A. Rich, 20

Ludlow P. Squier, 38; Libbie S. Mershon, 36

Sylvester Patton, 27; Susie Claridge, 25

Jas. A. Murphy, 25; Mary A. Day, 24

June 1878

Jas. M. Coombs; Amanda Cope

Thos. Sullivan; Mary Halligen

Ira d. Bray; Elizabeth Cope

Wm. C. Keele; Martha Higgins

Chas. Barker; Elizabeth Jessup

John S. Holmes; Carrie A. Amer

Wm. H. Ontes; Caroline c. Carry

July 1878:

Jas. L. Montague; Mary J. Downs

Peter Bayer; Mary E. Neeley

Francis T. Ward; Julia A. Steed

Joseph Huckers; Hannah Bruner

John W. Pollard; Harriet Pointer

Stephen Ward; Martha Patent

Daniel P. Stone; Missouri Coates

John Corbett; Sallie C. Gardiner

Lankford H. Vanderslice; Ella Ramsey

Laben Queen; Rebecca Sweeney

Thos. J. Tuggle; Hattie Avery

Leander C. Carrico; Mary M. Davis

J. W. Loughlin; Hester A. Picket

August 1878:

Franklin Bean; Phoebe Carrico

Wesley D. Seat; Sarah M. Cape

John Allemang; Lila Veitch

John Cooper; Rosa Weeks

Marion O’Allen; Maria E. Criswell

John H. Gossell; Laura L. Allen

Alvin A. Walker; Mary Ward

Geo. H. Jones; Sarah J. Langford

Lindley Brazzell; Josephine Spry

Lewis F. Youngblood; Julia A. Shar

Jas. G. Brice; Josie O’Halloran

September 1878:

Jas. A. Heron; Virginia A. Medford

Jas. P. Ashford; Mary J. White

John W. Altman; Sallie J. Ramsey

John Hagen; Sarah Strebel

Wm. J. Retterath; Mary Singer

Henry Wiedemeyer; Catharina Wurth

Frederick Bratfish; Catherine Surmann

August Engelhard; Barbary Trager

Calvin R. Shidler; Nannie J. Hill


Franklin Bridges; Sarah Elder

Philip Maxwell; Annie M. Hayward

Larkin Cannon; Emma Jacobs

John G. Davis; Lucretia Parsell

Geo. W. Hedges; Annie R. Boone

Hugh H. Snell; Mary A. Kirkpatrick

Wm. H. Ruyle; Nettie Bateman

Thos. Bradshaw; Mary Fink

Jas. Campbell; Phoebe Nott

Seth Burris; Sarah J. Kiser

John C. Hileman; Pauline Wurth

Lewis Schaaf; Laura Wilson

Silas Reno; Mattie Crist

Miacael Mahl; Catherine Michael

Jas. McReynolds; Carrie S. Sunderland

Jos. Greah; Eliza Bennett

Isaiah Dare; Mozella Monk

Thos. A. Riggs; Emeline Moore

John W. Patton; Martha A. Kelly

Jos. R. Caldwell; Amy S. Davenport

Martin V. Hamilton; Lillie Bell

Henry Deling; Mary Degenhart

Oliver P. Colean; Mattie A. Brooks

Wm. H. Suddeth; Sarah C. Miller

Wm. Journey; Josephine DeForesey

November 1878:

Jos. Kohl; Sophia King

John Vahle; Elizabeth Pieper

John B. Reintges; Annie O’Hare

James C. Pegue; Caroline Kneleken

Lewis Vahle; Lena Gotten

Mark C. Clark; Pauline Sunderland

Josiah Mason; Tina J. Patterson

John Fitzgerald; Amanda Totton

Samuel H. Rhoads; Emily B. Erwin

John L. Cross; Carrie Evans

Jas. Hill; Mary Taylor

John F. Reid; Elizabeth Worthy

Jerseyville Examiner, Deaths – 1878

January 1878   April 1878  
Herbert Low 7 yrs Eliza Little 63 yrs
crowded into minutes
  Thomas Laley 1 yr.
John Irving 24 yrs Sarah Flaherty 4 yrs.
Lydia J. Rowden 28 yrs Rebecca Cox 56 yrs.
Vila E. Mefford 4 yrs. Addine Brigs 69 yrs.
Adam Hayner 68 yrs. Nancy Osborne 69 yrs.
Harry Slaten 6-1/2 yrs. Henry Tese 52 yrs.
David Lindsey 66 yrs. John Hirz 71 yrs.
John H. Myers 29 yrs. Tacet Slaten 7/1/2002
Serilda J. Stringer 30 yrs. Margaret Talland 38 yrs.
Mary A. Miner 62 yrs. Phillip Fox 40 yrs.
Joseph Fox 50 yrs. Hugh L. Ryan 1 yr.
Aaron H. Barnes 48 yrs. Lewis Clark 27 yrs.
February 1878   May 1878  
Tracet Noble 40 yrs. Pennel Corbett 89 yrs.
Elizabeth Harrington 58 yrs. Minnie Emery 22 yrs.
Russell Scott 1 yr. Eliza D. Scott
no age given
Cynthia A. Brown 8 yrs. McMahon 1 yr.
John Laufketter 20 yrs. Ella St. Peter 2 yrs.
Elizabeth Kinsla 5-1/2 yrs. Elizabeth L. Crawford 3 yrs.
John Brown 60 yrs. Willie Newberry 5/1/2002
Mary Hamilton 1/1/2002 Bell 2 yrs.
Christian Keidel 46 yrs. Willie Rhodes 1 yr.
Leah Harris 56 yrs. John Kent 47 yrs.
March 1878   June 1878  
John Strumpus 54 yrs. Frank Wardle 9/1/2002
Adam Swaggart 70 yrs. John McCurey 73 yrs.
Annadema H. Schlipp 56 yrs Minnie Sumrall 7 yrs.
Emily Hauskins 52 yrs. Lena St. Peter 23 yrs.
Jacob K. Stelle 61 yrs. Mary B. Vandeventer 71 yrs.
Jas. H. Williams 47 yrs. Owen I’Neil 63 yrs.
Marquet Scolipp 61 yrs. Sam’l M. Shaver 61 yrs.
Herbert Valentine 2 yrs. Jas. Leahey 20 yrs.
Felicitie Vantrain 61 yrs. Danl. Leech 19 yrs.
Martha S. Crabtree 47 yrs.    
August Melkey 36R July 1878  
Rebecca Murphy 62 yrs. Eliza. Beardslee 2 yrs.
Miriam Giers 6 yrs. Godfrey Andrew 68 yrs.
Mary Globe 33 yrs. Wm. Oehy 6/1/2002
Susan King 28 yrs. Jas. Ross, Sr. 75 yrs.
Amy Sloman 80 yrs. Alma Lund 10/1/2002
Arthur H. Mcdow 1 yr. Henrietta A. Mead 1 yr.
Charles Coates 4 yrs. Cynthia Nail 70 yrs.
James Austin 7 yrs. Mary A. Coulthard 81 yrs.
Nancy Dodson 50 yrs. Zenas H. Adama 80 yrs.
Sarah Bartlett 20 yrs.    
Margaret McCrory 72 yrs.    


Examiner, February 19, 1879 (year may not be accurate, transcriber titled this 1878, but content indicates 1879)

One of the Examiner reporters learned that Miss Lillie Richards was the recipient of the most beautiful and elegant valentine that passed through the Jerseyville post office last Friday.

Robert C. Gledhill has formed a co-partnership with Ellis Whitehead in the photograph business, in place of opening a gallery on his own hook, as announced in last week’s Examiner

Mrs. Avis Waterman, wife of Henry Waterman who for a number of years was a resident of Jerseyville, died, and was buried at Alton, recently. Mrs. Waterman is the mother of Mrs. William Rue.

Fifty bushels of clover seed for sale by John G. Dougherty at Otterville.

Martin L. Hill, of this city, has a shooting gallery at Memphis, Tennessee.

The Negro prisoners escaped from the calaboose Monday night through the transom.

Joseph Russell Powel, aged two years, youngest son of Joseph S. Powel, died on Monday last, wit scarlet fever, and was buried yesterday afternoon.

Notice is hereby given that Sealed Proposals will be received at the office of the County Clerk of Jersey County, up to Monday, March 3rd, 1879, at 11 o’clock a. m. for the building of a bridge across the West Branch of the Piasa Creek, on the road between Town. 7 and Range 10, and Town. 8, Range 10 according to specification and plans on file in this office. The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all Bids. Bids must be addressed to James Eads, County Clerk, and marked Bids for Bridge. By order of Board of County Commissioners. James Eads, Co. Clerk. Jerseyville, Feb. 13th 1879.

The funeral of James L. McKinney took place from his late residence on Tuesday afternoon, February 17. A large number of his relatives and friends attended the services, which were conducted by Rev. Carlton E. Taylor and were appropriate and impressive. Mr. Taylor in his closing prayer made allusion to the terrible havoc wrought by the use of the cup which tends to ruin and death. James L. McKinney was born on the old farm of his parents, about three miles west of this city, in 1836, and was 41 years and eight months old at the time of his decease. He leaves a widow and seven children to mourn his loss. At an early age he experienced religion, and was baptized and became a member of the Buena Vista Church. A short time previous to his death he became aware of his condition and turned his thought and hopes that higher power, as the only source from whence he could obtain succor and relief. The following persons acted a pallbearers: Johnson Norris, Lewis r. Meyers, Godfrey Fritz, Simon Stone, John Anderson, Aleck Bonner. The music on the occasion was excellent and was rendered by Mrs. Will H. Callender, soprano; Miss Annie McGannon, alto; Will H. Callender, tenor; Howard M. O’Haver, bass. The Examiner adds that Mr. McKinney was well known. He led an eventful life; had his friends and his foes. Now he has gone to that “bourne from when no traveler returns,” and it may be truthfully said, that Jim McKinney was his worst enemy. The broad mantle of charity will cover his faults with mankind and the blood of Christ cleanseth from all sin.

Otterville news

The roads are very rough and the traveling quite difficult.

John Linkogle, Jr., has returned from Nebraska

Big game of baseball last Saturday. Boys vs. the men. The game broke up in pretty nearly a row. The score stood, men 18, boys 9.

Ezra Hurd has a sale of farm implements, stock and personal property, on March 1st.

Tom Terry’s sale comes off at an early day.

Wm. Walker has moved on Tom. Terry’s farm and expects to farm here, the coming year.

We signed a petition last week, circulated by parties from the east side of the county praying the legislature to so amend the game law as to entirely prevent quails being killed for market, in Illinois.

On Sunday morning, a two story frame building, on the old Cooney White farm, one and a half miles south-west of Otterville was entirely consumed by fire. The building was occupied by Chas. Fredenburg and family, who lost nearly all they had in the building. Cause of the fire unknown.

Elsa news

J. M. Giberson, has gone to St. Louis, to replenish his stock of merchandise.

Thos. L. Briggs of East Newbern, died on the 9th, aged 82 years. He was one of the pioneers of Jersey county. He had been blind for more than thirty years. Was a member of the M. E. Church for more than forty years. He leaves a large posterity. His end was peace.

Editor Examiner. – I notice that “the graduating class of the public (high) school of this city, contemplate giving an entertainment soon, for the purpose of raising funds to pay for a library.” The writer is in favor of public schools, but would suggest that it seems to him, that the tax levy of $11,000 for the benefit and support of the public schools, in this district, is an ample sum for the tax payers to contribute in that direction, and it seems to him that the public should not be called upon, to buy “organs” or “libraries” for a school that they are compelled to pay the large sum of $11, 000 this year, to maintain.

Examiner, February 26, 1879 (year may not be accurate, transcriber titled this 1878, but content indicates 1879)

John Grosjean, while trying to get Conductor Barrett’s train last week, fell and was bruised up badly.

George Egelhoff is having a large well dug on Jefferson street, which will be used to supply the engine and boiler, which he will put into his new shop, with water.

Married, on the 19th of February, 1879, a Fidelity, by Rev. J. W. Caldwell, Mr. Enoch Dussy, of Lowder, Sangamon County, and Mrs. Maggie Alexander, of Phills Creek, Jersey County, IL.

The remains of Abner C. Hinton were disinterred at Carrollton last week and taken to Springfield and re-interred in “Oak Ridge Cemetery.” Mr. Hinton resided at Jerseyville 25 years since and was editor of the old Prairie State.

Jerseyville Examiner, March 5 1879

The Methodist sociable at the residence of R. Flem Benson last Wednesday and Thursday evenings, was an enjoyable affair, participated in by a large number of the members of Ebenezer church and friends of the congregation. Nothing occurred to mar the pleasures of the evening, except the absence of Rev. Nathan E. Harmon, pastor, and his estimable wife on account of the illness of Mr. Harmon. The following were among those present: Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Fitzgerald, Mr. & Mrs. Richard G. Waddle, Mr. & Mrs. Ed. H. Short, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Davis, Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Keller, Misses Belle Hunter and sisters, Alice Robinson and sister, Lidia Davis, Eva Force, Emma Tolman, Clara Brooks, Hattie Brooks, Miss Woolsey, Mr. & Mrs. Woolsey, Misses Clark, Annie Fitzgerald, — Smith, Melisa Seward, Thomas Force, George Fitzgerald, John Lowe. There were quite a number of others present whose names the Examiner reporter was unable to get on account of the large crowd. One large and very handsome cake was auctioned off by R. G. Fain and bought by Mrs. Richard G. Waddle and presented to the minister, Rev. Nathan E. Harmon.

Lloyd S. formerly local editor of Jerseyville Democrat, is building Wallace Leigh a fine boat. The examiner presumes it will be used for the benefit of “Wal’s” patrons on the lake near his ice house in “Dog Hollow.” A moonlight sail on the lake after supper will be quite the thing: a stupendous initial move on the part of our hotel keeper that knocks the persimmons off of anything projected in the way of new departures.

The father of Capt. E. J. Pearce, Editor of the White Hall Republican, died at White Hall last week; aged 80 years. Deceased was a brother of J. S. Pearce, for many years a resident of Jerseyville and Otterville.

A part of the old homestead of John Utt, deceased, consisting of forty acres of timber, was sold last Saturday by Geo. C. Cockrell, administrator, for $1,879.

Charles H. Voorhees purchased one hundred and twenty acres of the old Peyton C. Walker homestead from the heirs for $7000. The land is all on the south side of the road and includes the dwelling and all out buildings upon the premises.

Mrs. Dr. John W. Locke, of Belleville, is here visiting her only granddaughter, Miss Caroline Matilda Locke Hamilton, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Hamilton. The young lady arrived in Jerseyville last Friday with the purpose of remaining permanently.

Otterville Jottings – Arthur Barber and family have moved on to a farm above Kane. Theodore F. Terry has been sued for breach of promise by Miss Sarah J. Manning, of Otterville. The trial comes off in March. – William D. Curtiss had a valuable cow to die with something like the “mad itch.” – Considerable moving amoung renters happens about the 1st of March. – John Linkogle, Marian McDow, Wm. Lemkeuhl and others, were duck hunting last weed. Charley Stafford and Dave Campbell passed through our village last Friday with a fine load of fish. – Not-withstanding the terrible cold day last Wednesday, Tom Terry’s sale went off well. Smith Titus was auctioneer. – Thos. Price, as soon as spring opens will move to Nebraska. – Fred Giers was quite sick last week.

Edward B. Gatewood was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky, 10th July, 1816, and died at this home in Jersey County, Illinois, on the 27th February, 1879. Mr. Gatewood came to Jersey County about forty years since and worked for G. D. Sidway (now of Alton); at the tan yard north of Otterville he was married to Miss Sarah M. Dougherty, sister of John G. Dougherty, the Otterville farmer, and the late Henry E. Dougherty. In 1845 Mr. Gatewood removed to Lexington, Missouri, where he established on Franklin Street in that city, in connection with his brother-in-law, the Rev. Jos. H. Moore, father of Mrs. Bettie Benton, and extensive tannery and continued to reside in Lexington until 1849, when he went to Texas and settled in Colorado County, near Columbus. He resided in the “Lone Star State” until 1858, when he returned to Illinois and improved the place where he breathed his last. Mr. Gate Wood was the father of ten children, four of whom, together with his wife, survive him, one being the wife of Albert Livingston of Girard, Illinois. In 1840 Mr. Gate Wood acknowledged his allegiance to his Lord and Savoir Jesus Christ and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, and from that time until the day of his death was an humble, devout and faithful disciple of his master. He prized the Sabbath school and was for years superintendent. Of his means he gave liberally to every department of the church work, and was steward of Bethel church when he died. His funeral took place from the Otterville Methodist church last Sunday. Rev. George W. Farmer, his pastor, preached the sermon. Charles Keith, of this city, was the undertaker and the following persons were the pallbearers: William McAdams jr., Prosper M. Noble, J. Kersey Cadwalader, Blissful Noble, Allen M. Slaten and Charles Campbell. In the death of Mr. Gatewood his wife has lost a devoted husband, his children a kind and affectionate parent, the church a “pillar” and society an honest and upright man, and when the Examiner looks around and sees the wickedness abounding both high and lo places, and flourishing like a “green bay tree,” it is impressed with the thought that the law-abiding people of this land can ill afford to lose at this time such a man as Edward B. Gatewood; but then again comes the consoling thought that He whom the deceased served so long and acceptably “doeth all things well,” and the Examiner would say to the grief-stricken family to ask God to help them to say “Thy will be done” and to live so as when time shall be no more that they may form an unbroken family in that “land of pure delight, where saints immortal reign.”

Examiner, March 12, 1879

William Lowry, aged 60 years, living near Washington school hours, in Township 8, range 12, about 7 miles from town, was found dead in that neighborhood on Friday the 28th ult, in the woods, where he had gone to cut wood. Mr. Lowry had left his residence a few days before, with his axe to chop wood for house use; not returning his family supposed he had gone to see some of his children, as he frequently did when he would go off to cut wood. The deceased was subject to smothering spells, and while in the woods was seized with one of these spasms and died. He was found by some of the neighbors.

Examiner, March 19, 1879

Little Nettie,youngest daughter of J. G. Goodman, of Piasa, aged one year, seven months and 16 days, died Sunday.

Mrs. Sarah McGuire, wife of Bernard McGuire living south of Fidelity, died last Saturday and was buried from St. Francis Church Monday.

Mrs. Sarah Van Pelt, who has been for some time visiting her daughter, Mrs. Dr. Peter Garretson, at Macomb, Il, and her son, Hon. John E. Van Pelt, at Chicago, has returned home.

LLOYD C. WEBSTER, died in this city, after a protracted illness of six months, last Thursday. The deceased was a native of this county, where he was born on the 6th of November, 1840. For the past twelve years he resided 8 miles north of Litchfield and was engaged in farming. His funeral which took place the afternoon of the 14th , was largely attended. Rev. Daniel W. Phillips, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church of this city, officiated. The pall bearers were: John C. Darby, James Knox Smith Henry T. Nail, Robert C. Whyte, Taylor Estes, and James Cole. In addition to a wife and two interesting children, (both girls) the deceased leaves his venerable mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Webster, who resides one mile south of Litchfield. George D. Webster, William H. Webster and Edwin C. Webster, his brothers of this city. His sisters, Mrs Mary B. Stratton, wife of Samuel S. Stratton of Litchfield, and Mrs. Carrie C. MeIlvaine, wife of James McIlvaine of Morrisonville.

Another pioneer gone – On last Monday morning, Mrs. Mary A. Allen, nee Cope, wife of Joshua Allen, died at her residence on east Arch street. The deceased was born in N. Carolina on the 11th of August, 1815, and emigrated to Illinois with her father in 1821; settling west of the present Jerseyville. Mrs. Allen was married to Joshua Allen in this city on the 11th of August, 1833. They were the parents of 5 children, three of whom are living. Mrs. Sallie Bulhard, Sangamon co. Ill., Mrs. James M. Finch and Mrs. Jasper M. Updike, of this county. Mrs. Allen had eight sisters and seven brothers, and the following survive her an all reside in Jersey County: Mrs. Elvira Amburg, Miss Belle Cope; Henry Cope, James Cope, Lewis Cope, George Cope, and Nathan Cope. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon from her late residence, was largely attended. Rev. Carlton E. Taylor, pastor of the Baptist Church, officiated. Charles Keith was the undertaker, and John C. Darby, Clarence M. Hamilton, Abram Remer, Isaac R. Combs, William McBride and William Keith pall bearers.

Examiner, April 16, 1879

McLAUGHLIN’S ASSASSINS. On the 20th of last September John A.McLaughlin was plowing in his field, two miles west of Otterville, he was shot in his tracks by some concealed assassin, from a thicket near by; shortly afterwards Dr. John S. Williams, coroner, summoned a jury, composed of Aaron Dodson, Foreman, W. H. McDow, Ziba Noble, B. S. Noble, H. K. Barber, Wm. M. Jackson, James Nutt, John G. Dougherty, William C. Bell, John A. Linkogle, Horation N. Belt and John C. Barton, who, after examining the following witnesses, Absalom Davenport, William Field, Dudley Field, Mary E. Field, Lincoln Field, William H. Van Nort, William H. Tucker, Charles Diamond and Jacob Rowden, found that the deceased came to his death by the hand of an unknown assassin and that they believed William Field to be the principle and Dudley Field accessory, and after the inquest further developments implicated Eugene Field and Mary E. Field, and in due time the quartette were lodged in jail, and were all tried before his honor Judge Albert G. Burr, by the following jury: George Miner, B. F. Calhoun, George Rowden, William Baum, H. L. Stoeckel, S. W. Sexton, L. M. Cutting, Jr., James M. Barlow, J. B. Fitzgerald, Geo. R. Voorhees, J. S. Malott, Miller M. Nihill, rendered a verdict fixing William Field’s punishment in the peniteniary for life, and his sons, Eugene and Dudley Field and Mary E. Field, Eugene’s wife, for 14 years each. A new trial was granted, the particulars of which appeared in last week’s EXAMINER, which resulted in a nolle pros in Dudley and Mary E. Field’s cases, and the other two were taken to Chester by sheriff James M. Young last Friday.

Examiner, April 1879


The Jerseyville Land Association organized last Thursday evening: the following are the members: Wm. McBride, A. J. Osborne, Peter Dolan, David Ryan, Norman H. Landon, Norman E. Landon, Joseph Fagle, Major Walter Carlin, P. N. Sexton, F. M. Dodson, Wm. Dodson, Henry Bell, Wm. Ford, L. R. Meyers, Rich. Howell, Phillip Block, Dr. Chas. W. Enos, J. E. Boynton, Wm. Sunderland, Wm. Gard, Geo. W. Gard, Francis Dutton, James Gibbs, Eli Walker, Reuben Cory, John Davis, Ben Davis. The society will meet Tues. Evening at the Son’s Hall for the present. The object is to accumulate funds to purchase real estate for the homes for the members.

Examiner, June 4, 1879

Armory Hall Veteran Company, May 30, 1879

     In response to a call on the veteran soldiers of the late war, quite a goodly number assembled at the Armory Hall for the purpose of organizing themselves into a society, to be called the “Jersey County Veteran Association.” J. S. Daniels was, on motion, elected chairman, and A. H. Barrett, Secretary of the meeting.
     Dr. E. L. Barry was called to the floor. He stated that the object of the meeting and organization was to revive and perpetuate that reverence for the old flag and that spirit of patriotism which animated our brave boys in blue on the battle fields of Antetiam, Gettysburg, and many other hard-fought fields and long, weary marches; to revive that feeling of fellowship that causes the true soldier to divide his scanty rations with equal generosity with his victorious friend or vanquished fore; to revive old associations and for the mutual benefit of all belonging to the organization.
     B. C. Bartlett made a few appropriate remarks, followed by N. C. Beaty, Geo. C. Cockrell and others.
     The meeting then proceeded to organize permanently, electing J. S. Daniels president, and A. H. Barrett secretary and treasurer for the ensuing year. The president, on motion, appointed Geo. C. Cockrell, R. C. Gledhill, A. W. Lowe, N. C. Beaty and Capt. James Burke as a committee to draft a constitution and by-laws to govern the organization.
     A motion that a committee of five be appointed in Jerseyville township and two in each of the other townships in the county, to solicit membership, was duly carried, and the following gentlemen were suggested by members and appointed by the President: Jerseyville, E. L. H. Barry, Capt. J. L. C. Richards, Joseph Fitzgerald, Henry Nevins and B. C. Bartlett. Fieldon, Wm. Goshorn and Wm. Briggs. Rosedale, Freemen Sweet and Lewis Andrews. English, G. F. Scribner and J. A. Campbell. Otterville, H. C. Bull and Henry Terry. Grafton, Maj. Hiram Baxter and Alfred Brinton. Jersey Landing, Alvin Spangle and B. F. Slaten. Mississippi, John H. McDow and Jesse Cockrell. Delhi, Alvin Hart and W. H. Bartlett. Fidelity, W. H. Cook and Aaron Borden. Ruyle, Dennie Palmer and John Snyder.
     A motion of Geo. C. Cockrel that a copy of the proceedings be furnished to each of the county papers, and that each member of committees not present be notified of their appointment by the secretary was duly carried.
     Motion of E. L. H. Barry that veterans present wishing to join the association be invited to come forward and sign their names was duly carried, and 27 responded to the invitation.
     On motion the meeting adjourned to meet at Armory Hall on July 4th at 2 PM to receive reports of committees and transact such other business as may present itself. All members are requested and the public are invited to meet at the court house yard on Sunday June 1st, at 2 PM for purpose of observing the ceremonies usual on Decoration Day. – A. H. Barrett, Secretary

Examiner, August 1879

It will be seen from the proposition published below that our city authorities now have an opportunity, at a very small cost, to make a permanent and much needed improvement. All who are familiar with the lane opposite the residence of Mrs. Abijah Davis, know that often during the winter and spring, owing to the springy and spongy nature of the soil, that it becomes at times impossible, thus shutting off from our merchants, and other businessmen the immense trade of the wonderfully rich and prosperous section of country north of us. Let this good work go on immediately.

“We the undersigned farmers of Jersey County, Ill. Agree to haul gravel the number of days set opposite our names, provided the city will do an equal amount of work, for the purpose of graveling Davis Lane.” W. H. Fulkerson gives all gravel free and five days Hauling.

Name, Number of Days

    G. Berkenmyer, 5
    E.O. Hartwick, 2
    O. P. Powel, 5
    Chas. Thompson, 2
    L. L. Kirby, 5
    Marion Cowan, 2
    H. N. Cross, 5
    A. W. Christy, 1
    C. B. Fisher, 4
    V. A. Downey, 1
    Chas. Wharton, 2
    John J. Ballard, 1
    Lloyd W. Sunderland, 2
    John Jarrett, 1
    B. F. Calhoun, 2
    Ed Colean, 1
    G. C. Richards, 2
    C. A. Voorhees, 1
    Oliver Randolph, 2
    D. C. Leach, 1
    Thom. H. Riggs, 2
    J. G. Schwarz, 1
    B. A. Riggs, 2
    Darby Miner, 1
    Thos. F. Williams, 2

Jerseyville Examiner, August 1879

Palatial Residences

Palatial Residences in Jerseyville – There is no city in the state of the size of Jerseyville which has as many handsome dwellings as can be found here. Among those that may be mentioned are: Hon. John N. English, Sr., Hon. Geo. W. Ware, Mrs. Abner Cory, Robert C. Gledhill, Clarence M. Hamilton, Judge Marcus E. Bagley, Wm J. Herdman, Major Wm. S. Hawly, Judge Prentis D. Cheney, Leb. L. Kirby, Mrs. Abijah Davis, Frederick Bertman, Major Orivlle A. Snedeker, Mrs. Robert M. Knapp, Major John A. Shephard, Hon. Henry O. Goodrich, Mrs. Jane B. Pitman, Jas. A. Barr, Capt. Nicol F. Smith, Mrs. Wm. Sheppard, Dr. Ed. L. H. Barry, Robert Newton, Dr. Abraham A. Shobe, Wm. B. Nevius, Samuel Bothwell, Mrs. Isaac Vanderventer, S. H. Bowman, and Hon. Wm. H. pogue. Many of these are lighted by gas, heated by furnace and have hot and cold water in every room.

Give the Women a Chance

The following petition has been forwarded to the representatives names, and similar petitions have been signed by over 2,000 citizens of Jersey County and the Examiner heartily trusts our members will do themselves the honor of voting as requested by the Examiner fellow citizens and their constituents of Paradise. Let other precincts follow the excellent example of Messrs. Trabue, Joffman, and others and flood the state capital with petitions in favor of this pre-eminently just measure:

To the Honorable Representatives of the Fortieth District Messrs. Herdman Warren, English, and Wall:
We the undersigned citizens of Paradise, Jersey C., Ill respectfully request you to use your influence for the passage of the “Hinds Bill, giving the women the right of signature,” and also the “House Porhibition Bill, giving her the right of Ballot.”

Edward Trabuel, Wm. J. Bell, C. W. Simmons, D. C. Corzine, R. L. Simmons, Robert M. Bell, A. C. Bartlett, Henry J. Hoffman, Alphonso Bartlett, Wm. H. Muffley, J. F. Corzine, J. P. Davidson, John H. Simmons, Peter Teitsort

Examiner, October 8, 1879

Rachel Hagen, divorced wife of Charles Lewis, was married recently to Aaron Cisco. All parties are colored.


Mrs. Elizabeth Miller, boy
Mrs. Mary Angle, girl
Mrs. Barbara Young, girl
Mrs. Anna Locke, boy
Mrs. James S. Daniels, boy
Mrs. Mary Anderson, girl
Mrs. Elizabeth Kent, boy
Mrs. Mrs. L. J. Reno, boy
Mrs. Ann Bezner, boy
Mrs. O. P. Colean, boy
Mrs. Cinna Waggonblast, girl
Mrs. Ellen McFall, girl
Mrs. Annora McKernan, girl
Mrs. L. Doenges, girl
Mrs. Amy Hamilton, boy
Mrs. Catherine Rooden, boy
Mrs. Kate Wallace, boy
Mrs. Lilla Allemang, boy
Mrs. Ana Callaway, girl
Mrs. Eliza Pryor, boy
Mrs. Addie Walker, boy
Mrs. Eliza Glore, boy
Mrs. Charlotte Kirchner, girl
Mrs. Elizabeth Roach, girl
Mrs. Susan Hooper, boy
Mrs. Susan Cooke, boy
Mrs. Mary Palmer, boy
Mrs. Jane Collins, girl
Mrs. Sarah J. McClintock, boy
Mrs. M. Reed, boy
Mrs. Ann Schoeffel, girl
Mrs. Bridget Fahey, girl
Mrs. Theresa Recappe, girl
Mrs. Mary Delling, girl
Mrs. Elizabeth Reed, boy


Royal Moore, 34; Harriet Childs, 23
James Mason, 32; Mary Davis, 15
Wm. H. Wohler, 22; Emma A. Crandall 22
W. C. Wilcox, 34; Emma Norris, 24
Charles E. Stewart, 23; Mary E. Henesy, 23
Evans Greene, 52; Amanda Stringer, 36
Patrick Welsh, 36; Margaret Dugan, 25
J. Williams, 42; Hannah E. Owens, 22
William Hiekman, 26; Jane Cannon, 22
Geo. F. Johnson, 31; Sarah Henry, 18
George Simons, 25; Martha Clark, 20


Etta Dabbs, 2 yrs, 11 mos, 23 days
Lewis S. Holcombe, 31 yrs, 2 mos, 5 days
Catherine Mulford, 88 yrs.
Anna Campbell, 22 yrs, 1 mo, 5 days
Sarah Brooks, 46 yrs, 1 mo, 10 days
William Bartlett, 3 yrs, 6 mos, 25 days
Antoine St. Peters, 9 mos, 3 days
Charles Williams, 8 mos, 25 days
Jackson Davenport, 27 yrs, 7 mos, 14 daysE. D. Malone, 35 years

Examiner, Nov. 5, 1879

John Phipps Sells all his personal effects Thursday the 13th at his residence 3 1/2 miles south of Fieldon, at public auction with a view of going to Kansas to live.

Gen. James B. Fry, U. S. A., was here last week, a guest of his sister, Mrs. Hon. George W. Ware. This distinguished gentleman, with a world wide fame, is as unassuming as any American Citizen.

Gillham & Travis have built a frame shed adjoining the brick occupied by them, corner of Arch And State streets in direct violation of the Fire Limit Law of the city, and the city officials stood by and let the work go on.

Howard M. O’Haver and family, William H. Anderson and family, Joel Cory, Fred Gier and family, Robert H. Whyte and family, all late of this city, are comfortably housed at Denver, Colorado, for the winter and doing well.

Charles T. Edee saw his 51st birthday last Monday.

– John Hamilton, Delhi, father of Martin V. Hamilton is 91 years old.

Uncle Ford Hankinson is complaining of the infirmities of age. He is 87.

Mrs. Alex Judd, sister, and John Nail, nephew, Shelbyville, Ind., are here visiting their relatives, the family of Daniel Nail.

“Vaseline.” A new product made from petroleum is a jelly called “Vaseline,” which is the greatest utility in medicine, pharmacy and for toilet use. Physcians all over the world have discovered its great value in the treatment of wounds, burns, skin diseases, rheumatisim, catarrh and every ailment where a liniment is needed,and in almost every Hospital in America and Europe this substance is now in constant use, and is acknowledged not only to be the best treatment, but also one of the most important recentadditions sto medicine. Its healing and pain-allying qualities being superior to those of any known substance, while the speedy relief it affords for piles and chilblains is almost magical. As an emollient, Vaseline is way ahead of anything else, as it renders the skin smooth, soft, and clear, and our lady friends will find it not only the best, but perhaps the sole subtance which will really preserve and restore to the complexion the hues of youth, making the cheek like velvet and the skin like satin. There is also made a “pomade Vaseline,” which is said to be of great benefit to the hair, keeping it soft and glossy, preventing and curing dandruff and keeping the scalp healthful and free from idsaeas and from those objectionable creatures which sometimes find a dwelling there. Numberless instances are cited of how, by the use of this pomade, thin and falling hair has resumed a vigorous growth. But the pure Vaseline and the pomade are put up twenty-five cent bottles and are to be found at all first-class druggists, and we advise our readers to make a trail of this wonderful substance, and we think they will find its claims to merit not in the least exaggerated.

Adam Waggoner broke the first piece of land in Jersey county. John White the second.

Wm. F. Krotzsch is building a frame paint shop on the vacant lot west of Robert Newton’s machine shop.

The wife of Linus Humiston, of Otterville, was buried last Thursday afternoon. The deceased was a daughter of Andrew Spangle.

Saml. Brown, Kane; James t. KCameron, Carrollton; Dr. Wesley Park, Ffieldon; A. B. Herdman, Morrisonville; Jacob Godfrey, Grafton; D. Quinn Trotter, henry J. Hoffman, Fidelity; John Buckles, Otterville, represented thier respective Lodges in the Grand Lodge of Mason At Chicago last week

N. B. Manning and wife, nee Miss Alice Williams formerly of this city, are now living in Saline County, Kansas.

1879 (uncertain if this is an 1879 clipping)

Of all the residents of Jerseyville in 1854, who were then voters, only the following are living here now. Many have passed “over the river” during these twenty-five years, while others reside in various parts of the United States:

George W. Burke, Dr. R. D. Farley, John C. Barr, David Coddington, Joseph Leigh, John Corbett, Benj. C. Clayton, James A. Barr, Francis Osborne, Capt. Jno. M. Smith, John C. Tack, Thomas Leigh, David G. Wyckoff, Norman E. Landon, Geo. H. Hodgkin, Jas. H. Kimbrough, Norman E. Landon, Wm. B. Nevius, John C. Darby, C. M. Hamilton, Daniel Nail, Uriah D. Howell, Wm. J. Kingsley, Henry O. Goodrich, John L. Terrell, Thos. Powderly, Jacob E. Whitenack, Robt. M. Knapp, John Carroll, Wm. H. Anderson, Marcus E. Bagley, Lewis C. Thuston, John H. Hoagland, Frederick Bertman, Dr. J. O. Hamilton, Lewis C. Derby, James Halstead, Christopher Clinton, Daniel McFain, Wm. Keith, Robt. Darlington, Dr. J. H. Buffington, Chas. L. Derby, Wm. J. Herdman, Benj. F. Harding, Henry Beekman. It may be possible that someone’s name is omitted that should be upon the above list, but the Examiner has used its best endeavors to make the list correct and believes that it has done so.

TERRIBLE CAUSALITY. At four o’clock last Friday afternoon one of the most distressing and heart rending calamities that ever befell Jerseyville, occurred. At the hour named the barn of James S. Daniels, situated on west Pearl street, was discovered a mass of flames and had it not been for the superhuman efforts of our citizens who gathered at the scene of conflagration and worked liked Trojans, the residence of Mr. Daniels would have shared the fate of the barn and soon been a mass of smouldering ruins. Before the barn was entirely destroyed it was found that little Georgie Daniels, the four year old son of Mr. Daniels, and the household pet, was missing, and the awful and horrible possibility was presented to those present that he might be in the burning building, at the thought of which his mother swooned away. As soon as the timbers fell search was made and the charred remains of little Georogie was found near where the outside door was, (and where he was evidently endeavoring to escape the firey furnace, but alas! his efforts were futile), with both legs and hands burned off and the balance of the body and head so badly mutilated that nothing of the once beautiful and interesting child was recognizable. The funeral was held at the residence at 2 p. m. the next afternoon, Rev. Joseph M. Scott, pastor of the 2nd Presbyterian church, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Carlton E. Taylor, pastor of the Baptist church. The pallbearers were Masters Eddie Pogue, Charles McKinney, Mat Cockrell and Jas. Perring. It is supposed the child got possession of some matches and set fire to the straw in the barn, as when hew was only two years old he got up stairs in a closet and set fire to the clothing with matches, from which the dwelling came very near being consumed. That Mr. Daniels and his grief-stricken family have the universal sympathy of our people in their great affliction and irreparable loss was attested by the multitudes who flocked to the house as soon as the catastrophe was known, to tender condolences, and the great number who attended the funeral, and the Examiner knows that there is not a Christian father or mother in the land, when they heard of the sad fate which befell Georgie Daniels, who will not implore their Heavenly Father to help this sorely afflicted family say, “The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord,” and pray that each member will so live, that when they are called hence, that they have an abundant entrance into that “city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God,” where “God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying,” and where their precious and darling boy now is singing the song of Moses and the Lamb.

1879 – Births, Deaths, Marriages

Births: Deaths: Marriages
Mrs. Elizabeth Miller, boy Etta Dabbs, 2 yrs. 11 mos. 23 days Royal Moore, 34; Harriet Childs, 23
Mrs. Mary Angle, Girl Lewis S. Holcombe, 31 yrs., 2 mos., 5 da. James Mason, 32; Mary Davis, 15
Mrs. Barbara Young, girl Catharine Mulford, 88 yrs. Wm. H. Wohler, 22; Ema A. Crandall, 22
Mrs. Anna Locke, boy Anna Campbell, 22 yrs., 1 mo., 5 da. Charles E. Stewart, 23; Mary E. Hensey, 23
Mrs. James S. Daniels, Boy Sarah Brooks, 46 yrs., 1 mo., 10 da. Patrick Welsh, 36; Margaret Dugan, 25
Mrs. Mary Anderson, girl William Bartlett, 3 yrs., 6 mo., 25 da. J. G. Williams, 42; Hannah E. Owens, 22
Mrs. Elizabeth Kent, boy Antoine St. Peters, 9 mo., 3 da. W. C. Wilcox, 34; Emma Norris, 24
Mrs. L. J. Reno, boy Charles Williams, 8 mo., 25 da. William Hiekman, 26; Jane Cannon, 22
Mrs. Ann Bezner, boy Jackson Davenport 27 yrs., 7 mo., 14 da. Evans Greene, 52; Amanda Stringer, 36
Mrs. O. P. Colean, boy E. D. Malone, 35 yrs. Geo. F. Johnson, 31; Sarah Henry, 18
Mrs. Cinna Waggonblast, girl   George Simons, 25; Martha Clark, 20
Mrs. Annora McKernan, girl    
Mrs. Ellen McFall, girl    
Mrs. L. Doenges, girl    
Mrs. Amy Hamilton, boy    
Mrs. Catharine Rooden, boy    
Mrs. Kate Wallace, boy    
Mrs. Lilla Allemang, boy    
Mrs. Anna Callaway, girl    
Mrs. Eliza Pryor, boy    
Mrs. Sarah J. McClintock, boy    
Mrs. Addie Walker, boy    
Mrs. Eliza Glore, boy    
Mrs. Charlotte Kirchner, girl    
Mrs. Elizabeth Roach, girl    
Mrs. Susan Hooper, boy    
Mrs. Susan Cooke, boy    
Mrs. Mary Palmer, boy    
Mrs. Jane Collins, girl    
Mrs. Ann Schoeffel, girl    
Mrs. Bridget Fahey, girl    
Mrs. Thresa Recappe, girl    
Mrs. M. Reed, boy    
Mrs. Mary Delling, girl    
Mrs. Elizabeth Reed, boy    

Deaths, Jerseyville Examiner, 1879 (exact dates given when possible), *means died elsewhere.

D. Newell L. Adams Listed Oak Grove 7-May-1876
*D. Wm. Henry Vanderventer, son of Issac- died in New Jersey.
D. Jessie May, infant, parents Singleton D. & H. E. Cave – 16-July
D. Edw. Wilcox-Austin Wilcox 22 yrs. —- aproximately 1877 Daughter Ella very ill
*D. George W. Rosenbaum – shot by Cousin, Ed. O. Wild, in St. Louis 21-July-1879
D. Dr. Albro B. Allen –July 1879 Listed Oak Grove 1899
*D. John D. Mott 25-June-1879 Martinsburg, Mo.
*D. John L. Terry – Leadville, Colo. 2-Jun-1879
D. Annie E. Dougherty – 30 May or 1 June 1879 Otterville 25-May-1879 Dougherty
D. Mr. Spaulding 23 June 1879 Salem Church Salem Cem. 22-May-1879
D. Mr Bonquell – Several months ago – reported 28-May-1879
D. Julia A. Davis – dated 1 May-1879
D. Abijah Davis – before 21-May-1879 Listed Oak Grove 24-Jul-1872
D. Mrs. Linus Humiston, Nee Spangle – Buried Otterville Noble Cem. 10-July-1879
D. Mrs. Garrett, mother-in-law of George Greene – 1879
D. John W. Vinson – 69 years.
D. Mrs Catherine Mulford Nee Fezler – Mother of David T. Bonnell 21-Aug-1879 Born Northfield, Essex Co., New Jersey – 29-June-1791
D. Mary Hudson
*D. A. G. DaLee – photographer, late of Jerseyville – in Lawerence , Ks.
D. Dr. G. H. Youngblood
D. Jeptha V. Corzine Paradise/Chapman b. 1-Oct-1808 D. 30-Jan-1877

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