I didn't realize I cut off the end of the paragraph before sending. So
here's the rest of the story!
Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather and the soft condition of the
ground the boys were bound to have a little fun and make Wells come to
terms, so they mustered their forces and armed with guns, cow bells, tin
pans, horns, &c., proceeded at once to the seat of action and made the air
hideous with their conglomerate music, until the new wedded pair appeared at
the door, armed with cider and cigars and ready for company.
Miss Frank Spicer has taken the school at le Grand station in place of Miss
Gerty Roberts, resigned.
At his residence in Carroll township, this county, on Wednesday Eve, Dec.
24th, Mr. Peter McRoberts.
Father McRoberts was born in Fleming Co., Kentucky, January 10th, 1804, and
consequently if he had lived to see the 10th, of the coming Jan. he would
have been 76 years of age. He was married to Miss Margery Smith in Fleming
county, Kentucky, July 29th, 1830, and removed to the State of Indiana
during that year. He was citizen of the State for several years and then
removed to Illinois and resided there about two years, when he removed to
Linn Co., Iowa, in May, 1837. In the year 1858 he came to Tama county, and
since that time has been a citizen of this county, and has had much to do in
connection with the early history of Toledo, and was widely and well know in
the county. He was regarded as a man of high integrity and much worth of
character. The compassion of his life preceded him to the other world but a
few years age. He leaves behind him five children, three sons and two
daughters, and their families, and a large circle of friends to cherish his
His Funeral Services took place a his late residence on Friday, the 26th,
inst., and were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Stickle of Toledo. The text of
Scripture used on the occasion was, John VIII, 51, "Verilly, verily, I say
unto you, if a man keep my sayings, he shall never see death." The blessed
Saviour has opened up the way, through the portals of the tomb to endless
life and happiness for all those who put their trust in him and keep his