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The Events of 1893From the Jersey County Democrat, January 4, 1894. Re-typed by Carol Rhodes Van Valkenburgh. Contributed by Marty Crull.
January 1: Melvin C. Kennedy and Gertrude Nally, married.
January 2: Newt Ballards house catches fire. Roof burned some.
January 3: Harry Wilson and John Monroe, while cutting ice at Grafton, were blown into the hole and rescued with difficulty.
January 4: Nick Wallace fell down Famous stairs, badly hurt; Girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Pat Fahey.
January 5: Shcools [schools] near Rockbridge and Pan Handle, closed on account of scarlet fever; Mrs. Rachel Gorrel, died.
January 6: John W. Davis died at Eureka Springs, Ark.; Mrs. B. F. Slaten died at Elsah.
January 7: Mrs. Koontz takes poison with suicidal intent, but recovers; Little son of Geo. S. Smith died at Fidelity; Joe Sewells child died at Grafton.
January 8: Mr. and Mrs. J. L. King, celebrate their 20th wedding day at Fidelity; Mr. Nathaniel Miner died.
January 9: Alex Cenard died.
January 10: Nicholas Wallace died.
January 11: Martha McKinstry died; Frank Wade and Miss Nellie Henson married.
January 12: Edward Burns and Miss Maria Delmar married; Minnie Sloman and John C. Gano married.
January 13: Ed Carroll attempted suicide.
January 14: Child of Mr. and Mrs. Amos died.
January 15: Mrs. Bertha Hood died.
January 17: Mrs. Anna F. Hansell died; Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Roach died; Richard A. Quitt and Miss Pauline Gesy married.
January 18: Mrs. Peter Cummings died.
January 19: Little child of Mr. and Mrs. Hal Selby died; Mrs. Peter Nicol died.
January 20: Mrs. Mary Bowman died at Medora.
January 21: Miss Hattie Crain died at Pasadena, Cal.; Mrs. Barnard died; Girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Cosmos Keller.
January 22: Funeral of Sherman Stone at Paradise, who was killed at a R. R. crossing at Morrisonville the week before; John Dower was fatally hurt at the same time.
January 24: Boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Glassbrenner.
January 25: Girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cadwallader.
January 26: Herman Sick fell at the Quarry in Grafton and was killed.
January 27: J. C. Frost died at Fidelity; Remains of Bertie Crain interred at Lebannon; Geo. Wilson and Miss Laura Mains married; Albert C. Nickel and Miss Melvina Hardin married.
January 28: Chas. Ochler and Miss Mary Grable married.
January 29: Girl born to Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Davis at Kane.
January 30: Clinton Enos left for Philadelphia.
January 31: Miss Velma Eastman died at Grafton.
February 1: Wooben wedding of Rev. J. J. Porter; Miss Dora Greathouse married; John Utt fell and dislocated his hip.
February 2: Girl born to Rev. Jho. Pierce; Levi Cory met with painful accident; Plans of Henry Elliott, Jacksonville, for courthouse adopted.
February 3: Girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Will Ford; John Mains fatally hurt while moving house at Rockbridge.
February 4: Girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rippley; Girl born to Frank Miller.
February 5: Mrs. Johnson died at Grafton; Girl born to Jesse Lawlers; Mrs. Christopher fell and broke her arm; Benj. Wedding fell and severely injured; Ed Welch died in St. Louis; 25th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Marston: Chas. Burch fell and badly hurt.
February 6: Girl born to Mr. and Mr. Frank Barns; Jesse Hansell fell and broke arm and shoulder.
February 7: Oscar Dunham fell and broke his leg; Jno. J. Smith and Miss Mary A. Dolan married.
February 8: Richardson Ryan died; Thos. Miniter and Miss Nellie Felzenger married.
February 9: Dr. Geo. Miles died at Beatrice, Neb.
February 10: Samuel Ellis fell and broke his thigh.
February 11: Remains of Dr. Miles interred; Fred Booker died; Fieldon mill caught fire.
February 12: Ben Akard fell and severely hurt; Wm. Nevins slight paralytic stroke; Girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Al Hughes.
February 13: Henry Ryan died.
February 14: Richard Nutt died.
February 17: Son born to Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Oscar.
February 18: Mrs. Peter Cummings died; Girl born to Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Borger; Son born to Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Breitweiser.
February 21: Fannie Calhoun died; August Debue and Miss Emma Strab married.
February 22: Henry F. Bayer celebrated his 30th marriage anniversary.
February 23: Wm. J. Schwab and Miss Mary Gerder married.
February 25: Girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Jake Snow.
February 26: Ephraim Chappell died.
February 28: 14 pound boy born to Mr. and Mrs. John Kramer; Wm. H. Heidman and Miss Anna A. Brummer married; J. H. Kelsey and Miss Jennie C. Edwards married.
March 1: J. C. Lurton died; Michael Eischen died; Will Hanley buys Jim Perrings interest in butcher shop; J. W. Bowsman and Elizabeth Page married; W. W. Gaffney and Martha L. Smith married; Ed Darr and Melissa Hunter married.
March 3: Wm. Roke arrested for stealing horses and taken to Alton for trial.
March 4: Grafton creamer started.
March 5: Maggie Casey died; Mrs. Frederick Schule died; Chas. Segraves and Addie Croxford thrown out of buggy at Elsah, and dangerously hurt; Frederick Stamme and Adna F. Schaller married.
March 6: E. A. Dodge fell and sprained his back badly.
March 10: David T. Bonnefi died; Chas. Catt died; Mrs. M. A. White died.
March 14: Michael Durney died.
March 15: Mrs. Nora Brown died.
March 16: Rudolph Barringer and Julia Richey married.
March 17: J. A. Cory severely injured.
March 18: A. M. Preble died.
March 19: Mrs. Michael Cronin died.
March 20: J. L. Snow died; L. A. Corzine died.
March 22: H. O. Goodrich died; Girl born to Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Wheeler; H. A. Preble died.
March 25: Daniel Noble died.
March 26: Boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Jean Rupert.
March 27: Contract for new courthouse let to F. W. Menke of Quincy, for $39,954.
March 28: James Long died.
March 29: Mrs. H. I. Ely died.
March 30: William B. Nevius died.
March 31: John Mott died.
April 2: Mrs. Jean Rupert died.
April 4: Lost Prince entertainment; Son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Dillion died; Mrs. And Mrs. B. C. Clayton celebrate their golden wedding.
April 5: John Rutherford and Mrs. Kate Green married; Boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Berry.
April 6: O. F. Gobble and Virginia L. Ferris married; D. W. Rockwell and Fannie Shumway married.
April 7: Daughter born to Mr. And Mrs. Lem Miller.
April 8: Boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Pittman.
April 11: Harry Voorhees and Miss Nettie Walton married.
April 12: A. A. Hoag and Mis Katie Komarck married; B. Derwin and Miss Tena Dempsey married.
April 18: Wm. Wallenweber died.
April 20: Thos. Durney died; M. S. Terry died.
April 22: G. W. Burk died
May 1st David Ames celebrated his 101st birthday; Mrs. Rister died.
May 2nd House of David Rintoul burned; E. R. Welch and Grace Vandenburg married.
May 3rd James McHale and Julia Flemming married.
May 5th Charles Cray and Anna Blotney married.
May 6th Clara Thatcher died.
May 11th Mrs. Mary Hauky died.
May 13th Boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Barber Nail; G. H. Ford and Christina Graves married.
May 14th Baccalaureate sermon by Rev. Joseph Earp at M. E. church.
May 15th Mrs. Nellie Allen Parsell graduated at the St. Louis conservatory of music, taking the gold medal.
May 16th Commencement exercises of the High School.
May 17th Banquet of H. S. Alumni association.
May 18th Girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Landon.
May 19th Mrs. Caty Ann Cockrell died; Son of E. M. Shaw fractured his elbow.
May 21st Mrs. Kennie died.
May 25th Son of Benj. Scroggins died.
May 26th Child of Jean Rupert died.
May 27th Wm. A. Holmes and Carrie E. Pointer married.
May 28th A. C. Robinson died
May 29th J. E. Jacobson and Addied B. Barnal married.
May 30th Twins born to Mr. and Mrs. Alex Welsh; Soldiers monument unveiled; Samuel Marshal died.
May 31st John Down and Lillie B. Leigh married; Mrs. Elizabeth Stephany died.
June 1st F. C. Jaynes and Mary B. Elliott married; Mrs. M. A. Armstrong died.
June 7th Girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Rice.
June 8th L. M. Butting, Sr., died.
June 9th Second performance of Queen Ester.
June 10th W. H. Heiwig died.
June 12th Wm. H. Hanley and Miss Tracy Roerig married; Mrs. Simmons died.
June 13th John Fahey injured in a wreck; Boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Schmids; Catherine Drumhead died.
June 14th Child of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Brown died; James Boyle and Miss May Keily married; E. E. McNair and Miss Louise Seagraves married.
June 16th Thos. McNair and Miss Nola Milford married; Edwin Booth died.
June 18th Frank Fessler severely kicked in face by a colt; Bart Weddings house burglarized.
June 21st C. S. Dilks and Eliza A. Bradshaw married; Mrs. Helen Villinger died.
June 22nd Euphrasia Mourning died; B. F. Skime and Miss Addie Barnett married.
June 23rd Child of H. E. Wade died.
June 27th E. Siver and Mrs. S. J. Kelly married; F. B. Stringer and Miss Addie Barnett married.
July 2nd Mrs. Thos. Bush died; Chas. Clark and Elizabeth Bright married.
July 4th Laying of the corner stone of the new courthouse.
July 5th – Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Brockman celebrated their tenth anniversary.
July 6th Girl born to Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Faulkner.
July 8th Lehiheus Miller died.
July 9th Boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Rowray.
July 10th Fisher Johnnessee and Minnie Davis married.
July 11th First annual meeting of the Jerseyville Driving Club; girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Moore.
July 12th J. S. Maloney and Cora Crist married.
July 13th Robt. Rhoads and Clara Cave married.
July 17th Rollin Collenburger and Eliza E. Woolsey married; boy born to Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Keeley.
July 18th Boy born to Mr. and Mrs. John Tonkinson.
July 19th Modern Woodmens picnic
July 20th African camp meeting opened; Robert Shortal and Annie West married; Wm. Hermon and Nettie Armstrong married.
July 25th Mrs. Lavina Hardcastle died.
July 26th Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Colean died.
July 27th Shakespeare entertainment given by the Misses Fulkerson; Piasa Bluffs Assembly opens.
July 28th Margery McDow died.
August 1st Samuel Tribble died at his residence in Piasa.
August 2nd Nathaniel Hamilton died.
August 5th Son of Mrs. H. I. Ely died; Antoine Hanchhouse killed in a runaway; J. H. Kirby and Melvin T. Lamb drowned.
August 6th Girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Wedding; Boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Ward.
August 7th Edwin Colean died; T.P. Valier and matilda Hotterfield married; Hanleys slaughter house caught fire.
August 9th Girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Lamg; Chas. Clairage and Dora C. Duncan married.
August 10th Mrs. Frances Milton died.
August 11th Boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Leresche.
August 12th David Rintoul injured in a runaway.
August 13th Mayor Walbridge, of St. Louis, made our city a visit.
August 15th Henry Willemet and Emma A. Boner married; Kirk Minard severely kicked by a horse.
August 16th Mrs. Susan Derdinger died; Robert B. Mayfield and Marie Page Allen married.
August 19th C. F. Bull assigned; H. S. Daniels robbed.
August 20th Lurtons livery stable caught fire.
August 21st John Shearin died.
August 22nd M. E. Bagley assigned.
August 24th Girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Krotzsch; Harris and Collenberger shooting match at Sportsmans Park. Harris won by nine birds.
August 25th Chas. Rich severely cut by a mower.
August 26th Mrs. Abbie Chappell died; Hiram Baxter died.
August 27th Henry Harmon thrown from cart and received serious injuries; Mrs. Augusta Groppell died.
August 28th Mrs. Frances J. Chappel died.
August 29th Boy born to Mrs. And Mrs. Edward Piggott.
September 3rd Mrs. Elijah Bell died.
September 4th Carrollton Baptist association met at Kane.
September 6th Girl born to Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Roady.
September 9th Jerome Campbell injured; Elmer Lewis died.
September 10th J. G. F. Powell died; Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Olney celebrate their 25th anniversary.
September 12th Martin Casey died.
September 14th George Wharton died.
September 15th David Day died.
September 17th Mrs. Calvin Seago died.
September 18th Fire in Bonnells row.
September 21st Threshing outfit of James Nugent burned.
September 23rd House of Mrs. Zohn burned.
September 24th Joseph Johnson and Nellie Benson married.
September 25th Circuit court opened.
September 26th Henry J. Klunk and Nellie Reedy married; Mrs. Geo. Goodman died.
September 27th Sherman McCollister and Fannie Frost married; Valentine Kadel died.
September 29th A. D. Lock died.
October 2nd Son of Grant Tucker burned to death.
October 3rd John Maley and Katie Fitzgerald married.
October 8th Frank Corzines barn burned.
October 10th Boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jacobs; John Rohacek, Sr., died; Angie Boyle died.
October 15th Paul Nitschke fell from a tree and received some serious injuries.
October 16th Baptist Ministerial association convened in this city.
October 17th John McGuire and Ella McMahon married; George Parker died.
October 18th Joseph Robards and Ethel Blish married.
October 19th C. E. Brooks and Clara E. Boehmer married.
October 26th J. Kelley and Miss Worthy married; Mott Brown and Mabel Finch married; Mrs. Martha A. Trabue died; Paul Glohr severely injured by C. & A. R. R.; Mrs. Eva Flanders died; E. C. Erwin and Bertha Hansell married.
October 28th John Steed and Effie Cadwalader married; son of Wm. Thomas died; girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Link Ford.
October 31st Peter Nichols and Elizabeth Thompson married; Wesley Updike died.
November 1st Wm. Schmidt died; Walter Adams and Mattie Randolph married.
November 2nd Lawrence Hagan and Katie Powers married.
November 3rd Shultz Rhoads house destroyed by fire.
November 4th Zeddock Reddish died.
November 6th Mrs. Wm. Reeder died.
November 7th Chas. Wharton died.
November 10th Mrs. John Simpson died.
November 13th Alexander Blay died; Will Todd broke his leg.
November 15th Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Scribner celebrated their silver wedding.
November 16th Son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Reed died.
November 19th Kings Daughters bazaar.
November 21st Girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Bull; Mens Rights supper; Edward Schallenberger killed.
November 22nd Mrs. Walk died.
November 23rd Lawrence C. lamb and Eva Lurton married.
November 24th Boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lowe; Mrs. Harry Derby injured in a runaway; Minnie A. Birkenmayer died; Mrs. Shortal died.
November 26th Danny Realdon died.
November 27th David H. Amos died.
November 29th E. J. Vaughn and Sarah J. McNabb married.
November 30th Frank W. Booker died.
December 2nd Mrs. Mary Jones died.
December 3rd Chas. Ruetter died.
December 4th C. B. White died.
December 5th Bert Parsons thumb shot off.
December 6th James Pigue died; Miles F. Kehoe and Amy Nutt married; Patrick Keys died of heart disease.
December 9th Mrs. Chas. Reutter died.
December 12th Ray H. Hudgens and Rowena McAdams married.
December 13th Henry Wurth died.
December 14th Jessie Powers died.
December 15th Mrs. Wagner died; son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jacobs died; John Cuddahee severely injured; J. C. Cummings died.
December 16th Mrs. John Coleman died.
December 19th Mrs. Eliza Hartwick died.
December 20th Samuel Felty died; Ed Forc* and Maggie E. McDermott married.
December 30th Scott Holmes died.
* possibly Fore