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The following is all the ARNOLD's in the 1870 Jefferson Co., MO Census
Index by Heritage Quest.....
In the 1860 census your "Mary" age 12 was living with Florence and
Elizabeth ARNOLD, page 585, Rock Township, Jefferson Co., MO....... on page
586 there is a George ARNOLD age 58........ In the 1870 Census Index there
is not any Florence for any county in Missouri....... however there is a 13
year old Mary living with George and his wife ....... I believe that this
is your Mary....... It's possible that both her parents died before
Hope that this is of some help.....
ARNOLD GEORGE 69 M W PRUS JEFFERSON
ROCK TWP 783 356
ARNOLD HARID 30 M W FRAN JEFFERSON
ROCK TWP 783 328
ARNOLD MICHL 34 M W FRAN JEFFERSON
ROCK TWP 783 328
ARNOLD W F 15 M W AR JEFFERSON
PLATTIN TWP 783 306
----- Original Message -----
From: "Judith Silbaugh" <judith.silbaugh(a)worldnet.att.net>
Sent: Saturday, June 01, 2002 5:24 AM
Subject: [MOJEFFER] Lookup for 1870
| Dear Listmembers,
| Could someone with access to an index for the 1870 census look up the
| family of Florence Arnold? I cannot not find him in the unindexed 1870
| census on Ancestry.com when I search Rock Township. He appears in the
| Census for Rock Township at age 24 with wife Elizabeth, age 21, and
| Maria, age 2. He served with Company A, Unit 1, Missouri in the Civil
| from 1864 - 1865 and was involved in the following land dispute that I
| gives a clue to his whereabouts:
| Jefferson Democrat on September, 1870 - "Delivered in favor of John
| Williams and against Florence Arnold & Nicholas Roesch & William Gregory
| bearing date June 1870 seized the following real estate & property in
| Jefferson Co., MO property of William Gregory, Florence Arnold & Nicholas
| Roesch 'Northwest quarter of southwest quarter & northeast quarter of
| southwest, Sec. 1 Township 12, Range 5 East: also lot F Survey 2021
| containing 50 50-100 of acres as laid down on tax book for 1869 will
| and give cash on September 16, 1870."
| I believe the census entry will tell me if Maria, age 12, was with
| Florence and Elizabeth in 1870, and will identify the nativity of her
| parents. I believe Elizabeth was her stepmother, but in the 1880 census,
| Maria (wife of John W. Naumann) said her father was from ELS and her
| from MA (Elizabeth's nativity). Thanks for any help you may be able to
| provide. Maria died in 1888.
| Always a mystery to solve,
| Judith Naumann Silbaugh in Ohio
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Expanded veterans memorial is planned
By Tim Rowden
Of The Post-Dispatch
Jefferson County's new government administration building in Hillsboro will include an expanded memorial to county veterans.
Presiding Commissioner Sam Rauls announced the planned memorial Monday in a pair of speeches before veterans' groups in Festus and Imperial.
The memorial, a Wall of Honor, will list the names of every county veteran who served in peace or wartime and will adorn the entrance to the new administration building near the county annex complex on Maple Street.
The county is scheduled to have a groundbreaking at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 6, to mark the start of construction of the $4.2 million building.
Rauls said the two-story, 33,000-square-foot building is expected to be completed by late February or early March.
David Christian, spokesman for Festus VFW Post 3777, which is coordinating the memorial project, said organizers hoped to have the monument started, if not completed, by that time.
The Festus VFW will have an organizational meeting for the Wall of Honor project at 10 a.m. Saturday at 900 VFW Drive.
As conceived, Christian said, the memorial would recognize not only those veterans who died in conflict but those who saw the nation through the Cold War and the years since it ended. He said the post was asking for help in planning and fund raising for the project as well as identifying county veterans whose names should be included.
"This is too big for one organization," Christian said. "We are asking all of the veterans' organizations and all interested people to come forward and participate in this project."
"We need to recognize not only those servicemen that served in active conflict but those who served in times of peace or nonconflict because they kept the country in a somewhat prepared state."
Christian, 58, of Festus, served in the Navy in the 1960s and remained active in the Naval Reserve until 1980.
Post Commander Jeff Bibb said in a statement issued that the idea was to honor all of the county's veterans.
"These veterans have passed to us a legacy of pride," Bibb said in a statement issued Monday. "Generations to come will be proud to see the names of their relatives recognized on this Wall of Honor."
Christian said the memorial would expand on the memorial display on the first floor of the courthouse. It recognizes all 3,875 county residents who served in the armed forces in World War II as well as two other memorials near the main entrance to the courthouse. They list the names of county veterans killed in the Korean and Vietnam wars.
Each of those memorials will remain in place.
"I don't think we can ever have too many memorials in our county for our veterans," Rauls said. "This will be a memorial by the veterans, for the veterans."
For information about the Wall of Honor project, contact Christian at 636-931-3568, e-mail: DSChristian2082(a)aol.com , or VFW Post 3777 at 636-937-5400.
Desoto Joe/The Record Man
Lindbergh eyewitnesses are invited to reunion
Eyewitness to Lindbergh, a reunion celebration, will be held from 9-11 a.m. June 13 at the Grand Hall of the Missouri Historical Society, 5700 Lindell Boulevard in St. Louis.
Event organizers are seeking anyone who was an eyewitness to Charles Lindbergh's triumphant return to St. Louis after his historic flight to Paris from New York in 1927, or anyone who personally experienced either the seven-mile parade downtown on June 18, 1927, or Lindbergh's aerial acrobatics show over Forest Park the next day.
The Missouri Historical Society invites those people and their families to a special reunion celebration hosted by society President Robert Archibald.
As part of the celebration, registered eyewitnesses will get free admission to the new special exhibition, "Lindbergh." Registration is required. Call 314-361-9017.
Desoto Joe/The Record Man
My great, great grandparents were Sarah (Partney) and George Williams, they married in Jefferson Co, 9-13-1868. I have no other data on them, except that their son, Henry Hayes Williams, was my great grandpa. Thanks!!
Hello out there,
Looking for the families of William and Mary Doolin Toy or Kasper and
Mady Coda Suka/Shucke.Lived in the area from 1830-1880.But would like any
families with this last name in that area.Thank you very much for your time
This is a synopsis of a story told by a Jno. McDaniel to O.F. Jahn probably
in the early 1900's and reported in a Jefferson County newspaper by Madelyne
Publication date is unknown.
Adam House came to Jefferson County soon after the turn of the century (1801
or 1802). The thrifty German, decided to keep away from the more populous
eastern settlements in favor of the wilds of Missouri, then known as Upper
Louisiana. He considered an area around a fine spring, which the Indians had
long used as a landmark, plus the fine sugar maples in the surrounding woods,
and decided that this would be a good location for his homestead. The
fertile flat land held the promise of abundant crops and the St Louis would
be his trading post to sell his products.
The Osage Indians were carrying their winter's catch of furs enroute to St
Louis where they intended to trade their goods for supplies such as would be
needed by tepee dwellers. They stopped by the House family farm to borrow
two horses but were refused by Adam House. While Adam returned to his sugar
making, the indians returned and decided to borrow the horses without him
knowing about it. He followed them to St Louis and had them arrested. The
indians were determined to get revenge so upon their release attacked the
House cabin. Adam House was running low on ammunition so sent his two
children for help.
The nearest settlement was twelve miles away but the children were not afraid
of life in the wilderness so they ran through the forest. One went to Fenton
and the other s to Kimmswick. By sending them at different times, House
hoped the chances of at least one getting through would be greater. One of
the children was a boy, age 13, and the other a girl, age 14. The settlers
from both Fenton and Kimmswick raced back to the Adam House home by the
spring but it was too late. The family had been killed and scalped. The
indians then cut off the heads of their victims and placed a lump of maple
syrup obtained from nearby vats.
The head of Adam House was carried to a large elm tree about 50 feet
from the house and placed in a tree some 40 feet off the ground to rest on a
"lofty" pedestal. To the Indians this denoted more than irony----this was
The possee realized that they were greatly outnumbered by the indians
so decided to abandon their chase for fear of an ambush.
The Adam House home stood some 50 yards north of the spring. Many
years later a large home was built near this spring [by Edward Burgess and
his wife Josephine Cromwell] and a headless skeleton was unearthed when the
basement was being dug. These bones were boxed and buried
The famous elm tree grew to a five foot diameter and was towering
about the area when the Burgess family decided to remove the dangerous
soaring decayed tree.
TODAY - 2002 The House farm site is near the intersection of new
highway 30 and Hy W which runs Northwest to Eureka and Hy MM (which starts
just on the other side of Hy 30). After a long battle by local
preservationists in House Springs, the old Burgess home, shed and barn were
demolished and replaced by the likes of Hardees, KFC, and Captain D's. The
spring has been somewhat damaged by the blasting that was done to expand Hy
MM at the Hy 30 intersection to remove a sharp curve but it still runs,
albeit with a little less force! The crystal clear cold lake that use to be
teeming with fresh trout is now small and somewhat covered with moss. The
watercress that is a favorite in salads which use to abound in this fresh
cold water stream is gone. I guess this is the price we pay for progress!
James Mead settled at House Springs in 1796. He was frightened away by
Indians soon afterward. Adara House moved on the place later and while he
and his son were making Maple Sugar they were attacked by Indians, House was
killed; his head was cut off, his mouth filled with Maple Sugar and than
his head ws put on a fork of an old elm tree by the Big Spring. -------- to
----- where Heads Creek and the town of House Springs get their name.
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I think that the orginal account of which a shortened version is given above is from Draper's Manuscripts. I forget which interview it was, but I know there were more details. I don't recall if the son that got away was named, but I seem to recall that another son was killed, and ages were given for both the one that died and the one that got away.
Tests show cleaned-up Herculaneum homes are being quickly recontaminated with lead
By Chris Carroll
Of the Post-Dispatch
05/24/2002 09:56 PM
Houses that recently were cleaned of lead dust in Herculaneum quickly became recontaminated, tests show.
The results have raised some residents' fears that despite assurances from environmental officials, pollution from Doe Run Co.'s 110-year-old Herculaneum lead smelter is so pervasive that a full cleanup is nowhere in sight.
"We're not surprised," said Angela Swearingen, who is rearing children ages 2 and 6 in a house the federal government is checking monthly for lead buildup. "Until Doe Run can completely stop contaminating the area, contamination in the houses can't stop."
Interior cleaning is a condition of a government-required cleanup action that took effect one year ago in Herculaneum, 30 miles south of St. Louis. So far, various contractors hired by Doe Run have cleaned the interiors of 63 houses where young children live.
After cleaning, it took as little as a month in some houses for lead levels on hard surfaces such as floors and walls to again surpass government safety standards, officials from the federal Environmental Protection Agency say. The agency is monitoring 12 houses.
EPA also checked for lead in carpets that had been cleaned and found high levels.
Some of the houses being tested are in an area within three-eighths of a mile from the smelter where Doe Run agreed in March to buy residents' houses; others are more than a mile away.
Bruce Morrison, EPA project manager for the cleanup, said the results still were preliminary but indicate that more needs to be done to prevent exposure to lead. The toxic metal is linked to reduced intelligence and stunted growth in children and can affect an adult's health in higher doses.
"It doesn't make much difference whether a home interior becomes recontaminated in one month or three months - it's much too soon," he said.
A spokeswoman for Doe Run cautioned that EPA's early recontamination results represented only a small collection of data.
"We don't have enough information to come to any conclusion yet," said Barbara Shepard, vice president of community affairs. "It's an issue that needs to be looked at more, and then we go from there to find a solution."
EPA officials are considering several options: another round of interior house cleaning, regularly scheduled interior cleanings and carpet replacements.
A woman whose house is scheduled to be cleaned a second time predicted subsequent cleanings will be temporary because lead still is being spread by trucks hauling ore and by smelter operations. "They're going to come and do another one-day cleaning job and it's just going to get dirty again," said Carol Miller, whose children range in age from 4 to 13 years.
"There's so much contamination throughout town, they're never going to be finished."
EPA is distributing certificates that allow Herculaneum residents to receive free high-efficiency filtering vacuums. Residents who previously received a so-called hepavac from Doe Run are not eligible.
Morrison said EPA was not sure how recontamination was happening.
"The dust we're finding could be coming up out of the carpet, or it could be something being tracked into the house," he said.
But another round of recontamination testing has yielded more positive results. EPA is testing soil at houses where contaminated yards were dug up and replaced. So far, the agency has found no significant lead buildup, Morrison says.
Reporter Chris Carroll:
Desoto Joe/The Record Man
Drove out to High Ridge and picked up my book, by Robert E Crean,
Photographs, Documents and History, of
Byrnesville, Cedar Hill, Dittmer, Local, Scheve.
The cost is $28.00 and it is worth every penny.
I begin writing note in my book of place I had played in or visited while
growing up. Such places as Buxton store, and how he Alvin Buxton was our
first bus driver. He would stop at his store and let the kids out to buy
Cedar Hill Hotel, While I met my husband of soon to be 39 years.
Cedar Tavern, and Uncle Bud ((Reinhardt) letting us play and make our own ice
cream cones. How they had the first T.V. set for me to see.
So many other memories this wonderful book made me remember. Please share
your memories of happening, So I may add these to the book also.
Mary Ellen nee Wilson
My father was known as the gas man, I am sure some will remember him.
Robert Crean author of "The Settlement That Became
Brynesville" has published a new book on the area
"Photographs, Documents & History of
Byrnesville, Cedar Hill, Dittmer, Local and Scheve"
The book is available for sale at the Jefferson
County Library, 3033 High Ridge Blvd, High Ridge,
Mo 63049. The cost is $28.00. Supplies are
If you prefer us to mail the book, add an
additional $3.00 for postage.
Alow 3-4 weeks for delivery by mail.
Jefferson County Library
For directions to the library call 636-677-8186
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I have occasionally seen others instances like this where a different county is listed than the county in which it was recorded. I think it sometimes has to do with the residence of the person performing the ceremony being a different county from in which the marriage was performed.
In this case the J.P./M.G. stated he married them in Jefferson [County], but certified in Washington County to their being married. If his residence was in Washington County, or he lived near the county line, he may also have performed [more] marriages in Washington County, and certified all his recent marriages at the same time at the Washington County court house. Washington County may then have sent the certification to Jefferson County, where it was recorded in the Jefferson County marriage book.
That would be my best guess at what is going on with what you list.
So ... on LDS film 0966086 (Marriage records of Jefferson County, MO), I
found this record :
State of Missouri
County of Washington
August 24th AD 1871
This is to certify that on the 20th day of August, AD 1871, Mr. Jackson
Wells and Miss Elizabeth Miller were by me united in marriage ascending to
the Laws of God and of the state of Missouri at Jefferson, Missouri.
So what is a Washington County marriage record doing on a Jefferson County
microfilm? And there doesn't seem to be a Jefferson in Washington County,
was Washington County handling Jefferson County marriages for a period of
> Please join the Jefferson County Genealogical Society this Saturday,
> 5-18-2002 for its monthly meeting and a taped seminar by Dr. George K.
> Schweitzer on German Genealogy.
> Business meeting starts at 9:30 am at the Northwest Branch of the
> Jefferson Co Library System, 3033 High Ridge Blvd, in High Ridge MO.
> Seminar starts about 10:15 am.
> Upcoming topics include Civil War Re-Enactor Mike Hudson of the 1st Mo.
> Engineer's Turner's Bridage on 7-20-2002 and Researcher and Author Gary
> Scheel of "Mud and Swamps" a Civil War novel.
> Please join us for these free seminars. The library phone # 636/677-8186
> or e-mail me for information.
> Barb Diehl
----- Original Message -----
From: Michael/Janet Olive
Sent: Sunday, May 05, 2002 6:52 PM
Subject: [MOJEFFER] Help Please
I would like to send this to the list again and hope no one minds.
I would truly appreciate any help with the Courtaway/Courtouis name
and of course my dad name Champ.
Hey cuz. try here:
Champ Family Genealogy Forum
- Helene Younger Hawkins
I am looking for information on the CHAMP family of Garrard Co., KY. William CHAMP Sr.
was b. abt 1750 and d. Aug 1809 in Garrard Co., KY. He was m. to Hannah_____ possibly
in VA. They had three known children; William CHAMP Jr., b. 27 Jul 1776, Botetourt
Co., VA, d. 1864, Garrard Co., KY, bur. at Manse Cemetery in Paint Lick, m. Susannah
"Hannah" DAUGHERTY, 26 Jul 1798, Garrard Co., KY; Margaret "Peggy" CHAMP, b. 6 Aug
1780, KY, d. 27 Jul 1845, Pleasant Green, Cooper, MO, bur. Green Cemetery, Cooper Co.,
MO, m. Samuel S FORBES, 12 Jun 1798, Paint Lick,
Garrard, KY; Robert CHAMP, b. abt 1782, m. Polly WILBURN, 6 Jan 1800,
Madison Co., KY. I have descendants of William Jr and Peggy, but nothing on Robert. I
would also like to find out where William Sr is from, who his parents are and what his
wife Hannah's maiden name is. Thanks for any help on this line.
Clark, Champ (1850-1921) and Bennett Champ (1890-1954), Papers, 1853-1973
(C 666) 1442 folders, 30 volumes
Political and personal papers of a Democratic congressman from Missouri, 1893-1895 and 1897-1921, and his son, a Democratic senator from Missouri, 1933-1945. Also contains materials of other family members including Genevieve Bennett Clark (1856-1937), Genevieve Clark Thomson (1894-c. 1982), and James M. Thomson (1878-1959). The bulk of the collection pertains to the political careers of the Clarks. In addition, Genevieve Clark's files reflect her interest in and influence on their careers, her support of women's suffrage, her concern for family and friends, and her activities in social and political causes. The Thomson correspondence also discusses family news and politics, with emphasis on Democratic party politics in Louisiana.
INDEX - MISCELLANEOUS FILES
Desoto Joe/The Record Man