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Jefferson Democrat, July 17, 1890, pt 3, volunteer transcription
A very sad accident occurred last Saturday to MARTIN BRICKMAN of Sandy. He
was hauling hay, and on going in with a small load, he placed his hay rake,
an old fashioned revolving wooden rake, on top of the hay, and he and a little
five year old child he was raising were riding on the load. On going down a
decline one of his lines broke, so that he could not control his team, and
they went down pretty fast and a sudden jolt at the foot of the decline threw
MR. BRINKMAN, with the child and rake, to the ground. Mr. B. could have
saved himself, but his main thought was for the child, which he caught in his
arms and attempted to save from hurt. He alighted on his feet, but astride of
the rake, one tooth of which entered his thigh near the rectum. DR. MILLER
was called in and from all appearances it was not thought that the wound was of
a dangerous nature, but MR. BRICKMAN died next day at about ?? o'clock,
having suffered intensely. He was a young man, had only been married a few
months and was well thought of by all who knew him. The shock was so severe to
his wife, that the doctor had to wait on her for some days.
Jefferson Democrat, July 17, 1890, pt 2, volunteer transcription
licensed to marry -- PETER PARKER and MARY K. MOSS, FRANCIS A. ALBERT and
REV, HARWOOD and family returned last week from a visit to friends in the
southeastern part of the state.
MRS. MALLORY, of De soto will take charge of the little girls who will
participate in the parade at the G.A.R. picnic at Victoria on the 26th last.
MRS. LOUISA J. BALTON, Mother of MRS. F.D. WATERS and MRS. T.H. MOSS, died
at Kimmerick one day last week at an advanced age. No particulars as yet.
FRANCIS ALBERT and ELIZABETH BOWEN, of Festus were united in marriage by
SQUIRE BOOTH, on the 12th; PETER PARKER and MARY MOSS on the 8th by JUDGE ?LKINS
HARVEY WINER, THOMAS STOUSE, and A. GILMORE passed through here, Monday on
their way to Wayne co. for a two or three weeks pleasure trip, hunting and
GEORGE BOSSELL says that if the party who borrowed the spring seat from his
wagon does not return it in ten days, the Constable will be sent for it. It
can be left at HOEKEN's Store and all will be right.
MR. HORINE went to Potoal, Monday, to make arrangements for collecting for
some clients bills against the mysteriously missing MR. DAY. He did not find
any one in Washington County who thinks MR. DAY is dead.
MRS. MARY LYONS, of the western part of this county, died last Thursday,
aged about 60. We learn she was sick about a week, but suffered no pain and
cause of her death is somewhat mysterious. She was a widow and her children all
The Circuit clerk has collected the fees in the cases of the State againt
the following named parties, and those interested will please take notice.
HARRY ?ENTON, JAMES WILLIAMS, JAMES MER??AL, THO. B. SMITH, LOUIS and WASH
OGLE, JOHN HEIN??MOON, J.N. DOUGHLAS and SAM MEDLEY.
JOHN HELMER, saloon keeper at Pevely came in Tuesday night and gave himself
up, stating that he had killed a man that evening. He refused to talk about
the matter till the report of the inquest is made public, and claims to have
done the deed to save his own lifeWe learn the man was a comparative
stranger, who had been ejected by HELMER, when he forcibly reentered the saloon,
swearing that he would kill HELMER.
Died, July 14, 1890 ???? PERRY, son of MR. and MRS. JAMES HUSKER, of Dry
Creek. PERRY was 21 years old in April last, and was a young man of
exceptionally good habits and character, the pride of his parents and much esteemed by
all who knew him. He had been ailing a little ever since the fourth, but
kept up and at work until the day before he died, when inflammation of stomach
and bowels set in and ??????? all medical skill. His remains were laid to
rest at Dry Creek church on Friday, in the presence of a large concourse of
WILLIAM F. REPPY, a Jefferson County boy, who has been spending some years
in the mines of Colorado, lately met with a serious accident, which he
describes in a letter to us as follows;
"While I and my brother were mining in the White's row mine at Sunshine, on
July 2nd, we were ready to fire the quitting shots;
I went to make the primers and my candle fell down into the cap box, and 85
caps exploded, blowing off four fingers from my right hand, which gave me
great pain. I am now in Boulder City under the care of one of the best Doctors
in the country. I have the best of attention and am getting along nicely.
There is a newspaper report that my eyes were put our and my arms blown off;
so you may publish in the J.D. this, that I have written with my left hand,
that my relatives and friends may know the facts"
Jefferson Democrat, July 17, 1890, part one, volunteer transcription
Death and births filed with county clerk the past week
Nov. 25, 18?3 -- SAMUEL HOAK -- 60 YEARS
June 18, 1890 -- JOHN GA?VIN -- 46 YEARS
April 21, -- MRS. F.T. REINE?NER --boy
May 29, -- CHARLES KRE?S -- girl
May 31 -- JAMES HUSKEY -- boy
June 17 -- EDW. KAVANAUGH -- girl
June 18 -- BEN JOPLIN -- boy
June 16 -- AUGUST N?SS -- boy
June 18 -- J.?. WARE -- boy
June 3 -- EDW. WEAVER, dead, boy
A serious affray occurred on Sunday last between two young men named THOMAS
and FLEMING in which the former received a dangerous wound with a knife.
FLEMING vanished as soon as possible after the occurrence and has not yet been
Suicide -- On Monday morning at about 7:30 the neighborhood about the fair
grounds was startled by the report of a pistol and an unusual excitement about
the home of PHILLIP SCHMIDT. The cause was soon ascertained to be the
suicide of SCHMIDT. He is blind and of late has been suffering with neuralgia in
the head, and has gradually grown despondent since the hot weather set in.
He was drawing a pension of $72 per month, and as he had no family except
himself and wife he was in good circumstances financially. The weapon of
destruction used was a revolver which had been kept about the home and which he
placed at his temple and discharged, the ball passing through the brain and
causing death almost instantly. CORONER BRUCE was notified and an inquest was
held. SCHMIDT was about 60 years old.
A somewhat sensational report is now in circulation in regard to the late
mysterious disappearance of E. R. DAY, of Mineral Point, and as the report hears
very strong airs of plausibility the disappearance of DAY is robbed of all
mysterious features. A man named KENNER, who lives at Mineral Point, was in
this city on Thursday seeking legal advice on behalf of a widow lady named
HICKS, who also resides at the home of DAY. He, KENNER, stated that some time
ago WIDOW BICKS received three thousand dollars from insurance or damages for
the loss of her husband who was killed by an accident at the Valcan
Ironworks in South St. Louis two or three years ago. This money, it is stated, was
given by MRS. HICKS to DAY for the purpose of depositing in bank. DAY took
the money and told the owner that he had deposited it in St. Louis, in his own
name, but did not say which bank he had selected, and as an evidence of good
faith he gave her his personal note without security for the full sum. This
was the status of the business when a few weeks before DAY disappeared he
visited St. Louis for the purpose of having merchandise, as he told this family.
DAY fitted himself out in a n??by suit of clothes, handsome watch, etc.,
but if he purchased a stock of merchandise it has never arrived at Mineral
Point. When DAY finally left his home, he had two watches, and what money he
possessed, and said he was going into Jefferson County to trade horses. Since
his disappearance search has been made among the St. Louis banks for some
trace of the three thousand dollars, but without success, and it is now thought
that DAY has absconded, taking the WIDOW HICK'S money with him, and the
suspicions of murder are being abandoned. If the new theory proves to be correct,
MRS. HICKS will be left in sad circumstances, as DAY did not leave sufficient
property to make good the loss. De Soto July 14, 1890
Good Paying Business for Sale Cheap. Wishing to remove from De Soto, I will
sell my livery and feed stable cheap. I have a complete outfit, including
10 horses, 3 buggies, 3 spring wagons and plenty of harness. It is a good,
paying business. Call at once. THOMAS ?. SMITH, De Soto, MO. July 3, 1890
As the volunteer team works thru the earliest of years of transcriptions, the
print is extra small and very light and we are forced to include numerous
If you are able to identify a unknown surname or location, please email me
directly, (These notations will allow the name to be searched in later years).
I'm preparing the most current transcriptions for 'final copy' first, and will
work my way backwards over the past year's postings.
Thanks, Kay, FL
The first few months of 1891 can be temporarily viewed online at the below
For the time being, this is about all the space we can use at one time.
(Again, I welcome advice from anyone with experience in web pages that use
lots and lots of images....)
For those volunteers who had difficulty receiving/viewing images, would you
let me know if this is a workable way for you to transcribe. If so, the
particular images necessary for you to work from will be added.
Please let me know and we will go from there. Thank you! -Kay, FL
See bottom left for link at:
Jefferson County, Missouri Newspaper Images for the Transcription Project
Jefferson Democrat July 10, 1890, pt 3, volunteer transcription
Boys with firecrackers set fire to the awning in front of DR. DENNY'S office
in the De Soto, but fortunately the fire was extinguished before it
destroyed any thing else but the awning.
JUDGE BECKMAN was thrown from his buggy, on his way home from An????, on the
night of the 4th, and considerably bruised. His face still shows the gravel.
Public examination of teachers will be held in De Soto, on next Friday and
Saturday, July 11th and 12th, District clerks, please send in your reports at
once. JAMES P. DOUGH??TY, county commissioner
The body of a nude boy, aged about 13 years was found floating in the
Mississippi River near Ste. Marys. It is supposed to be the son of MR. IMAN of
Fleming Island, near Kiminswick, who was drowned on the 3rd last, while bathing.
MRS. TONY SCHWA??E OF Ste. Genevieve county, while assisting her husband in
cutting wood with a horsepower saw, was caught in the machinery and
sustained such injuries that she cannot recover.
There is much uneasiness about MR. E. B. DAY, of Mineral Point. He passed
A??ra, one day last week, on horseback, on his way to MITCHELL McCORMASK'S in
Plattin, and his horse has since been seen without the rider. It is feared
that something serious has happened to MR. DAY.
Lost -- on the Hillsboro and Victoria rock road, one coat. The party
finding same will confer a favor by addressing CORNELIUS ???GHERTY, B??estville,
Jefferson county, MO.
The sixth annual camp fire picnic and barbecue of JAMES N. WHITEHEAD POST,
no.171, Department of Missouri, G. A. H. will be given at Victoria, Saturday,
July 20, 1890. the usual grand time is expected and everybody is invited.
List of Conveyances filed with the recorder during the week ending on last
MITCHELL McCORMACK TO St. Joe Lead Co., lot in survey 857 --$1
D.M. PARK to L.V. HEMICK, three lots in De Soto ---$275
D.M. PARK to HENRY GELB, two lots in De Soto ---$200
JOHN WENOIN to LOUIS LOHMAN, lot in Kimmswick ---$175
J.C. COZZEN to S.T. WAGGENER & Bro. lot in Festus --$75
JAMES BRIERTON ti J.R. OGLE, lot in Festus --$200
R.S. D. HICKS to J. ORBOFF 40 acres section 25, township 41, range ?
FRANK A. ROTH to J.V. HAR??ER lot in Festus --$3?0
County court, the following business was transacted Monday
School moneys ordered loaned to ?EXIO GOWAN $500
Paid to MRS. M.A. HALL $200, FRRAIER & SONS, LEO?NEL GOWAN --$700, JOHN
Commissioner reported that J.F. SWINK had completed his contract on road,
Crystal and Festus, balance due him of $1???
Also reported that A.K. BOYD had completed his contract on Festus and
COL, BREADHEAD and ATTORNEY HOLMES, of St. Louis were in town Sunday
The steamer, Oliver Bernie has made from three to four excursions to Park
Louiaburg per week the past month
ELLAS IMAN, living on Fleming Island, had the misfortune to lose one of his
boys by drowning, while in swimming, a short diatonic from home, on July 3rd.
Every effort has been made to recover the body, but without success.
Last Sunday, June 29th, we buried our old friend and neighbor, MR. ??ARY
BAUER, He had an attack of sunstroke in the beginning of the week. while at
work in the harvest field and on the 28th death relieved him of his suffering.
Deceased was born in the year 18??, in L??hienac, Horsen Cassel, Germany. He
came to this country about 18??, living for a while in St. Louis, then came
to this county and settled on and improved the farm and home on which he
died. He leaves a wife and two small children, this being his second wife, his
first wife was a sister of MRS. L. JUNG and MRS. HERMAN HAMEL, both of De
Soto, who died some twelve years ago. By his first marriage he leaves a
daughter, who now has quite a family, several of them nearly grown. MR. BAUER was a
cabinet maker by trade and formely did a great deal of work in that line,
besides tending the farm. By thrift, hard work and economy he was able to leave
his family in very good circumstances. He was a kind father and husband and
an excellent neighbor. He was always ready to lend a helping hand to those
who needed it and his best friends are these who lived near him and knew him
longest. Plattin Tp. July 2, 1890
JACOB MAY, who suffered a partial sun stroke last week has recovered from
the worst effects and will soon be around again.
Buried W.K. Parkinson (a long obituary, but a BAD COPY)
MRS. SUSAN ?ARNES is very low -- not expected to live.
MR. and MRS. JAMES MANN>>RING, of Festus, were here on a visit to see MR. J.
Our young and energetic bee-keeper, JAKE KABEL, stuck his nose under a bee
gum, the other day, and got stung Now he goes about with a lop-sided nose.
Well, that's just like JAKE, maybe it will straighten the nose, as it was
Jefferson Democrat July 10, 1890, volunteer transcription pt 2
Deaths and Births
The following is a list of the deaths filed with the county clerk
June 1? MARIE ?ICKS age 3 days
June 20 MRS. ANDREW HILGARD BOY
June 30 ??????? BER??N GIRL
June 31 RICHARD MURPHY BOY
June 25 THOMAS WILLIAMS GIRL
June 21 OLIVER HU?? GIRL
June 18 J?B? LAFREY GIRL
June 12 ALLEN BURGESS GIRL
June 11 O??? HANSEL BOY
June 11 GEORGE HICKS GIRL
June 6 JAMES STAFFORD GIRL
July 1 WILLIAM JARRIS BOY
CHARLES VEASEY spent last week with his parents, returning to his work at
Kansas City last Sunday
MR. HENRY SINGER of Festus, left on his trip to Germany, on the 8th and
expects to sail on the 12th.
Married in the recorders office, July 3, 1890 by JUDGE ELKINS, JOHN E. SCOTT
and EMMA WILLIAMS both colored
W. H. H. THOMAS started yesterday for the state of Texas on important
business, expecting to be gone about a week.
MRS. MARTIN H?SKEY lost a bridle in Hillsboro last week on the 4th. The
finder will please leave it at HUCKEN's Store or the post office.
HON. THOMAS BYRNS, JUDGE MICHAEL BRYNS, MICHAEL BU??DER, and SIMON MENEARNEY
were in town this week; also most of the saloon keepers.
MAX FR?MHOLD, at De Soto, sells a superior metal polish for silver, copper
and ??????wear and fixtures, etc.
PETER PARKER and MISS.MARY E. MOSS were united to marriage in the recorders
office, last Tuesday, by JUDGE H. A. ?LKINS.
Gents furnishing goods will be sold below St. Louis prices, at the Square
Deal Clothing House, De Soto
HENRY GRAHAM'S friends raised the money to pay the costs against him and
having served a sufficient term in jail to satisfy the fines against him, he was
released last Monday.
For a full line of first-class ladies, gents and children's shoes--- sold at
bottom prices--- go to E. KEMPE, De Soto
The MR. PARKINSON, of whose death we published an account this week, was a
son of MR. T. W. PARKINSON of near this place. This is the second son he has
lost by fatal accident.
Licensed to marry -- ALBERT N. CHARLESTON and LILY M. A??UCKLER, S.R.
HAMPTON and VIRGINIA PIGGS, CALVIN SAUNDERS and E??LE J. FAIRRE, JOHN E. SCOTT
and EMMA WILLIAMS.
Jefferson Democrat, Thursday, July 10, 1890, volunteer transcription, pt 1
Married on Sunday evening, the 6th past, by SQUIRE JENNINGS and a his
residence, MR. ISAAC B. HAMPTON and MISS. VIRGINIA PIGG. both of Festus.
There is another improvement on foot for Main Street. It is stated that the
building, owned by MR. ACKERSON, of the Crystal store, is to be moved back
to the alley to make room for a substantial large brick business house.
Information concerning the trail of SAM C??ER Vs PAINTER COOPER, of De Soto,
who was accused of stealing a set of letter stencils and of whom I spoke
last week, I have done ???? Injustice to MR. CO?ER, in my opinion, in addition
to the stencils, COOPER was accused of distracting a lot of new paint brushes.
Some of them worth $1.50 a piece and also a ??? belonging to MR. CO?ER,
which was found in the possession of the accused. After the jury acquitted the
man he at one skipped. The jury ??? were JASPER ADAMS, S?? ?UTHER, HENRY
FRADER, JOHN BRUCE, LOUIS COURI??S, and WILLIAM BE??. In justice to MR.
CO?ER and the company this ??????? is made.
A corpse was secured from the river on the ???, near Bush??rg. Coroner
BRUCE was notified and a jury ?, who brought in the following verdict: We, the
jury, after hearing the evidence and viewing the body taken from the river
near Bush?erg, find the following; The corpse is about 5 feet 10 inches high;
weight 170 pounds, wore black jeans pants, blue striped seersucker coat and
vest, blue collar, shirt with small white spots in it. and red flannel
undershirt; cotton drawers, woolen socks, patent lace shoes; had ?? cents in silver
in one pocket and a knife and piece of tobacco in the other; had brown hair
and if any beard, had come off being in the water. We cannot determine
whether he was drowned by accident or suicide, consequently cause of death unknown.
Our townsman, BERTHOLD SCH??L?ER, left our burg this evening, on a business
tour to Chicago, New York, etc., to make purchases to replenish the stack of
his already extensive clothing emporium. From New York he will extend his
journey to his birthplace, B?cht on the Rhine, Germany, and also, if possible to
make business connections there. In the meantime, MR. CHARLES
MERGENTHEIRNIER and MR. HOLLO?SY will conduct the business, who will be pleased to see
old and new patrons when the goods from the cities mentioned will have arrived.
They think that great bargains will be in store for months to come. MRS.
SCHWEIZER and children, and also her sister, MISS. RETTA SCHLENKER, will
sojourn with their parents at Natches, Miss., during the absence of HERTHOLD.
Does anyone have access to marriage records for:
Alex, Allen, Chas, Robert or Walter PAULS? (birth years 1879-1892)
Mrs. Wm. PRIEST was their sister...
I'd like to locate the family of the Mrs. PAULS to share a photo. -Kay, FL
The recent Aug 1890 transcript posting....
" ERIC PAULS and GUN. SPIF?ER raised some magnificent grapes this year, for
which they found ready sale at from 5 to 8 cents a pound."
....brought to mind a query I had posted to the board a year or two ago,
about a photo postcard (of Mrs. Pauls), that was sent to Pierre CLERC's (my
Postmarked July 20, 1908 - from Frenchlick, Indiana (Orange County) and July
21, 1908 (Hillsboro(?) Missouri.
The front read: "I know My Way to St. Louis - Over Looking FrenchLick
Text: My ship. Will land in Carondolet Sunday 27th. Having a good time.
My love to all. Mrs. Paul(s?)
Something I don't recall noticing earlier is that 'Margaret M.' (CLERC's)
name is written at the top. (in her handwriting)
Since Mrs. Matilda PAULS, listed in the below census, would have been about
age 55 in 1908, and Margaret (Dolly) CLERC was born in 1893, perhaps the lady
in this photo is the wife of one of the sons.
1900 Jeffco census:
Eric - 1850, Matlida - 1853
Allen H. - 1879, Chas C. - 1888, Robert L. - 1892, Walter R - 1892
OBIT for Eric PAULS - Nov 26, 1914:
Eric PAULS, one of our old and respected citizens is gone. He was born in
St. Louis County Jan 26, 1859 and was married to Miss Matilda HANSGEN. In 1872,
they moved to this county and settled on the farm where he died of a tumor of
the stomach near Hillsboro, MO, Nov 18, 1914, at the age of 64 years.
His beloved wife, five sons and one daughter survive him. Namely, Alex E.
PAULS, Mrs. Wm. PRIEST, Allen H. PAULS, Charles C. PAULS, Robert PAULS, and
Mr. PAULS was an honest industrious citizen and some years ago took quite an
interest in public affairs. He lived at peace with his fellowmen and said
during his last hours that he was at peace with God and would soon be at rest.
His remains were laid to rest in the Pilgrim's Rest cemetery. The funeral was
conducted by Rev. A. G. MEDLEY and all his neighbors and many friends
followed him to his last resting place.
(It looks like the PAULs family owned 40 acres next to Pierre CLERC's 42
Eric PAULS is listed in the SEEMEL tax books for Jefferson County.
1904 Land Taxes - Book 147 - Eric PAULS
1905 Land Taxes - Book 154 - Eric PAULS
1906 Land Taxes - Book 163 - Allen PAUL (same property)
1907 Land Taxes - Book 175 - Allen PAUL
John GALVIN/GALVAN was born Nov 3, 1833, died July 20, 1923. His obituary
states that the body was taken from the residence to Union Station for
interment at Festus, MO. Death certificate say basically same thing other than
undertaker was Cullen-Kelly of St. Louis. His wife Mary preceded him in death
but I have not found her yet. As info I have not found him on the Desoto
Library cemetery site of transcribed names.
Thanks, Jim O
Cemeteries within 2 miles of Festus:
Fairview Cemetery - Jefferson County
Distance = 0.46 miles.
Direction = SW (222 degrees)
Festus Cemetery - Jefferson County
Distance = 0.46 miles.
Direction = SW (222 degrees)
Gamel Cemetery - Jefferson County
Distance = 0.46 miles.
Direction = SW (222 degrees)
Mount Zion Cemetery - Jefferson County
Distance = 1.48 miles.
Direction = SSW (206 degrees)
Old Town Cemetery - Jefferson County
Distance = 0.91 miles.
Direction = ESE (114 degrees)
Roselawn Cemetery - Jefferson County
Distance = 0.92 miles.
Direction = NE (38 degrees)
Sacred Heart Cemetery - Jefferson County
Distance = 0.96 miles.
Direction = NNE (32 degrees)
> Subject: Festus cemeteries
> Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2005 11:58:18 EST
> From: JimOgre(a)aol.com
> To: MOJEFFER-L(a)rootsweb.com
> I am looking for cemeteries in Festus. On my ancestors death certificate it
> says burial in Festus, MO but does not list the name of the cemetery. I'm
> sure he was buried with his wife, his name was John GALVAN, sometimes shown as
> GALVIN. His wife's name was Mary.
> Any advice would be appreciated.
> Jim Ogle
Jefferson Democrat Volunteer transcription
July 3. 1890
MRS. FRANK G?????? lays at the point of death. Her aliment is a tumor in
the womb, and ????? Bad Copy
MRS. ?. BRACE and daughter, MISS. MAUD, left on the 21st, for a visit to her
brother, JOHN BEAL in Monroe Co., Mo. and to meet cousins and fiends of her
youth, it being 35 years since she left there
??RET E. BREY, was overcome by the heat last saturday and died in a short
time. It is stated, at the time he was under the influence of spirits.
A sad death occurred last Saturday, which enlisted general sympathy of all
the citizens in the neighborhood.
MRS. JOHN ST??N died during confinement. She had recovered sufficiently
??? BAD COPY, But the heat as suspected was the direct cause of her death.
She was interred at the Family Lot in Crystal Heights
Monday morning news reached here from St. Genevieve, that a fatal affray
occurred there Saturday evening, between two brothers, sons of JAMES ?AL, the
crippled shoemaker, formely of this place. The two brothers were about to
leave there for this place, when they quarreled in NICK W??MER's lumberyard,
Where the ??? mad and became involved in a fight. One of the boys was cut
by the other in the stomach, making a wound clear across, so that the entrails
protruded entire. The murderer fled, but was subsequently captured and is
now lodged in jail to await his doom.
FRED VOILMAR was in Hillsboro last Sunday, with his wife and child. He
drove the matched team, he bought from MR. JARVIS. Just before getting ready
to start home, he hitched up, and his brother, EDDIE, wanted to drive the
team to the spring for water. As he passed HURIGEN's shop, the horses began to
run away, and EDDIE, being afraid to go down the hill at NIELBRINK'S, turned
the corner at JOHN SHETTON's. They made good time till they got to JAMES J.
???????? bad copy
Come to Antonia on the Day we Celebrate The Grandest 4th JULY picnic
Brass Band, Refreshment Stands, A Greased Pole, Pyrotechnical Display
I am interested in a death that took place in Nov, 1881. The deceased was Jonathan Phillips and he was very poor when he died. I have been able to find his death date and county, but not where he is buried. I did look in all the cemetery listings for Jefferson County. Unfortunately, they did not give death certs at that time.
Are there any transcriptions I can do for 1881? I saw a few, but not many.
Jefferson Democrat, Aug. 28, 1890, pt 2, volunteer transcribing
We learn that our friend, HENRY MARTIN, who resides near JOHN CARREY's has
had a week of sad affliction. His eldest daughter came down from St. Louis so
sick that she died in De Soto, not being able to be conveyed home, and two
or three children are bedfast at home. We hope these yet sick will speedily
To the Public -- My wife, ESTHER M., having left my bed and board without
just cause or provocation, I hereby notify all persons that I will not be
responsible for debts of contracting. JOHN WM. S?RNN, Hematite, Aug. 11, 1890
Advertising does pay, especially if done in the proper paper. Last Thursday
we printed a little "ad" conveying the news that LUCAS BAUER had lost a
filly. He had spent many days of hard riding, as well as some means, but could
learn nothing of his filly, and his brother suggested that he send a notice to
us. The result was that on Friday he came out to G. E. MARSDEN'S and got
his property. Still some business men claim that advertising does not pay.
W.J. HAVERSTICK, who has been in resident of the county, just east of
Victoria for ???? nearly ????????????? has moved on Big River, near H???? Spring's,
where he intends to raise corn, wheat, etc. His boys are still running the
place near Victoria. One of them, GEORGE, will start for Cape Girardeau next
week, to attend the coming session of the State Nor?? School.
I have for sale a mare mule c???, one of the largest in the county. Any one
who may want to buy such a colt, should call at my farm on Dry Creek J. W.
We copy the following items from the Pacific Herald at the 21st last, which
will be sad news to many of the citizens living in Mer???? Township. JUBA
BREEN, son of MR. and MRS. JOHN BREEN, residing in Jefferson County was killed
near Cheyenne, Wyoming, last Saturday evening. He fell from a moving train
and several cars passed over him. He bled to death in four hours after the
accident. As a surgeon could not be sucured he beseeched his attendants to
call a priest. The deceased was favorable known here and was well liked by
all. His remains were brought to this place Wednesday morning and interred in
the St. Patrick's Church cemetery, 7 miles south of this place. The
grief-stricken family have the heartfelt sympathy of their many friends in their
Strayed -- A two year old sorrel filly, small blaze in forehead, both hind
feet white -- more white on right than left. Had on a hickory gr?? yoke.
Information ????? paid for. Address, A.J. HUSKEV, De Soto, MO
Oermann?, Aug. 20, --- Germanville is booming ... MRS. CHAS. OERMANN, the
merchant's wife, and MRS. ?.J. ?. TURBITZKY were visiting Gru?ville and had a
splendid time. DR. TURBITZKY is doing well and having good luck.
MR. JAMES McDANIEL had a social time at his house, last Sunday, and
MR. JOHN HOLF / HALF was present and took the liberty to pop the question to
MISS SOPHIA PLUT?. but the young lady refused. I suppose he can stand it
for he is still threshing.
DR. HANSON and WIFE were blessed with a beautiful little son, which will be
the pride of the household...
MR. JOHN OERMANN'S little boy was called to rest last Monday evening, after
many weeks of suffering. All his friends sympathize with him. The dear
little angel is with his loving Mother now, who was called away May 22nd and may
they both rest sweetly in heaven.
W.F. LYONS has arrived in Jefferson, after being away some length of time.
We hope to hear from him again.
The picnic, last Friday, near Hillsboro, was fairly attended, and those
participating had an enjoyable time. In the afternoon, HON. SAM BYRNS made a
speech, which was replete with ???? the ???? doctrine and clearly portrayed the
issues of the day and was listened to with marked attention and well received
by the crowd. Dancing was kept up until after midnight, when all went home
highly elated with the entertainment. The only thing marring the pleasures
of the picnic was an unprovoked assault, after dark, made upon one of ALLEN
HUSKEY's sons by young lads of the vicinity of Victoria and Bailey's. HUSKEY
was struck in the face with fists and also received a murderous blow with a
club. A warrant was issued for LUNDY VINYARD, and a son of ANDY WHITEBREAD,
and a boy named PORTER. The two first named have been arrested, but the latter
has not been found. SQUIRE BOOTH has set the trial for next Friday, and we
hope the right party will be punished.
H. SLAGER, the Festus Milliner, makes this bold statement to the ladies of
Jefferson County, and vicinity, vis. In order to make business more like the
waves of the ocean he is traversing, his stock of millinery, etc., will have to
move accordingly. Prices no object, Millinery almost given away. Any
person too poor to buy a hat, will cheerfully give them one free.
SPECKMAN, Aug. 25,.. the social club met on the 21 and spent the afternoon
on their new floor, dancing, smoking, drinking beer and soda water, and every
one went home sober...
MR. ROBERT PAUL threshed his crop of wheat on Saturday and treated those who
helped him to two kegs of beer. This wound up PAUL & Co. threshing for this
GEO. SINAL has at last struck the job he wanted; he is now riding in a buggy
and has nothing else to do but speak German. He says Yankees can't get
along without him in St.Charles County, because there are so many Dutch there.
HOOK, BAUER & HALL pulled home with their machine for the season...
JOHN L'NOLEN killed the largest rattlesnake heard of yet, near JAKE BECKER's
Black Smith Shop; it was five feet, seven inches long and three inches in
diameter, and had seventeen rattles and a button. That is pretty good for the
Constable of Rock Township; if he kills another rattler of that size he
should be promoted to High Sheriff.
Jefferson Democrat Thursday, August 28, 1890, volunteer transcribing
MRS. J. GIESE? of Moss Hollow, aged ?8 years, died on the 1?th
DR. SAPPER, formerly of this but late of Wayne County, recently died in St.
Louis. He had a large circle of acquaintances here.
PATRICK MAGA?LE and SARAH STOKER, of this County, were granted license to
marry by the Recorder of the City of St. Louis.
The rumor, published last week, about a married man leaving his family and
going away with a ???? widow, was not founded upon facts, as the gentleman
returned to his home, having been in St. Louis.
Boys and children's suits from 81 upwards, at the Square Deal Clothing
House, De Soto, MO
My daughter was greatly troubled with scrofula and at one time, it was
feared she would lose her sight. Ayer's Sarsaparilla has completely restored her
to health, and her eyes are as well as ever, with not a trace of scrofula in
her system --- G. King, Killingly, CT.
The vocal organs are strengthened by the use of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral,
Clergymen, lawyers, singers, actors and public speakers find this preparation the
most effective remedy for irritation and weakness of the throat and lungs
and for afflictions of the vocal organs
For a full line of first class ladies', gent's and children shoes --- sold
at bottom prices -- go to E. KEMPE, De Soto
License to marry -- PETER HAMPEL and KATIE HUSTIGE, JOHN KOCH and BETHA
KEUHERT, W.A. MARTIN and JANE C. JENNING, MICHAEL BABBITT and MARY KAIN, ROBERT
EDWARDS and MARY A. MOUND, J.J. L?NGHLIN and EMMA C. BEISHARTH, LEE H. HOLT and
MARY F. McGUIRE.
For pure wines and whiskies, for family and medicinal use, go to MAX
FROMHOLD's Commercial Exchange, De Soto, MO
D?NNELL HAW, only child of REV. C.E. W. and ABBIE SMITH, died at their home
in Gil???, Cal., on the 17th inst. aged two years, ten months and fifteen
days. The remains were brought to Glen Allen, Mo. where the bereaved parents
will reside in future. They have our heartfelt sympathy.
PROF. STEEL will be in Hillsboro during the week of September 1st to 6th,
making preparations for the opening of his school on Monday, September 8th. He
will be glad to meet parents and pupils, and assist them in making proper
arrangements for board, etc.
Those needing anything in the line of Saddlery, Harness, &?, are invited to
call at my store as I am making a change in my business and selling out
everything at net cost. H. HAMEL, De Soto, MO
Louis (Riddle) Meyers home burned to the ground in 1901, in which they lost
all their belongings just one month before their eighth child was born.
Louis built a blacksmith shop on the farm and repaired wagon wheels and
plows, and shod horses and mules for neighbors. Eventually he saved enough
money to build a new home.
In 1904, after Louis left for market, his brother Charles, who was a
bachelor and traveled over the county repairing clocks, watches, sewing
machines, shot guns, etc... brought home what he thought were mushrooms, but
were actually poisonous toadstools. Louis' wife Mary fixed them for
breakfast, and after eating, Charles left the house and traveled on his
route before becoming ill. Before noon, the entire family was ill. Little
Augusta died the next day, and Mrs. Meyer died in her husband's arms that
night. His wife's death left him with a seven month old baby and seven other
Louis had not eaten any of the "mushrooms" so did not get sick. Charles
>>>>From: MehdiFakhar(a)aol.com [mailto:MehdiFakhar@aol.com]
>>>>Sent: Saturday, January 29, 2005 2:11 PM
>>>>Subject: Louis R Myer
>>>>Just for fun, I checked the census for Louis R. Meyer, who
>>>>affidavit for CLERC's Specific. (Aug 1915 The Jefferson
>>>>County Record) -Kay, FL
>>>>Here is the family info:
>>>>1910 CENTRAL TWP, Jefferson, MO Census
>>>>Louis R Myer 61;1848 Wd. Missouri White Male
>>>>Louis, son, 20
>>>>Mary M., daughter, 17
>>>>Freda?, daughter, 8
>>>>Marvin, son, 6
I may be getting counties mixed up, but it seems someone from this list had
asked about a Graham-Hough connection....?
The Anthony Weekly Bulletin
Harper County, Kansas
May 21, 1897
Judge McGOWEN had a wedding party in his office Tuesday of this week. The
contracting parties were Frank GRAHAM and Miss Della HOUGH of Danville.
transcribed by 'M./E.'
January 30, 1890
Miss SUSIE DAVIDSON of Bethany, MO. was burned to death in Denver by the
explosion of a lamp.
The mother and two children of LOUIS MCCALMENT perished in his burning house
at Unionville, Mo.
SULPHUR SPRINGS NEWS
Ben Hinson and Company were in our town today.
Miss KATIE STAHL makes occasional trips to this place.
Glaize creek is falling and has been for several days.
Cordwood is scare at present, owing to the muddy roads.
GLEN PARK must be booming, judging from the mighty roaring down that way.
There is a project on foot to organize a gun club here for sport and
FREDERICK MILLER, the ferryman, came over yesterday, and looked ? and hearty.
Our town is getting healthier, if we may judge from the looks of the young
gents and ladies.
Miss KATIE BOEHLING was visiting her friends in Pevely one day last week.
Mrs. JONES was also there.
Our term of school is nearing it end, being only a five months term. We
ought to have school at least nine out of every twelve months if we desire to have
our children educated.
Sulphur, January 28, 1890
by ZULE ?
There are a few cases of the grippe to this neighborhood.
Mr. CASTILE of Glaize Creek, is quite low with pneumonia.
Prof. N.E. LUCKEY is visiting his brother at Ferguson. He will return Sunday
evening.<FONT COLOR="#000000" BACK="#ffffff" style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=2 PTSIZE=10 FAM
ED CLARK moved his family to St. Louis, Monday, and will continue in the
street car business.
PHILIP MEYER one of the petit jurymen returned home from Hillsboro, on Friday
evening quite sick.
ISAAC GIVENS and DELIA CRAIG were married, Saturday night, and attended
church after the ceremony.
DR. KIRK and W.G. BOWMANN took a trip to Paducah, Ky., last week. They are
much pleased with the blue-grass City.
The first ice of the season appeared in the river last Wednesday morning, and
since that time the river has been falling rapidly.
F. C. MEYER, the florist, has taken a position at the fire-clay works in St.
Louis County and has moved his family in South St. Louis.
Kimmswick January 26, 1890
GO TO E. DONALDSON'S , BOSS Jewelry Store DeSoto, MO.
Term Docket of the Probate Court of Jefferson County, Missouri to be begun
and held in the town of Hillsboro, in said county, on Monday, February 10,
R.A ELKINS, judge
Estate adm. or guard.
BESSIE L. BYRD Minor W.E. DONNELL
BARROWS minor J. H. MORSE, JR.
ALFRED COLLOWAY minor J. A BROWN
KATHERINE FRECH minor A. L. FRECH
FARRELLY minor WILLIAM BRACKMANN
JAMES M. HUSKEY minor LUCINDA HUSKEY
J. R. MCCULLOCK minor LESTER J. HENRY
SAMUEL PERRY STEPHEN R. PERRY
F. W. REDECKER ROBERT ZISCH ??
RHEINBOLT-SCHLECHT LOUIS SCHLECHT
J. S. SPALDING J.B. BAKEWELL
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J. W. W???
J ? FREDER???
H. ? FRAZIER
F (or P) UNCH
HENRY EGGERS, JR
E. R. MAUPIN
A. H. MOORE
A. J. HUSKEY
G. E. MARSDEN
JOHN CASREY ?
J. ? MCMULLIN
G. W. MCCORMACK
Treasurer of Kimmswick Hemitite DeSoto Festus Victoria
JOSEPH PFEIL pauper
PETER MENG pauper
JACOB TYRAY pauper
S. J. BORG???
F. M. HOPKIN keeping pauper
T. TAYLOR and wife pauper
MARY WRIGHT pauper
MARY WIDEMAN pauper
ALFRED GRAHAM pauper
J. ? DOWER ROAD COMMISSIONER
S. P. MCKEAN keeping pauper
LOUIS DEGUIS pauper
D. F. MCKEE road juror
F . BLACKMAN road juror
E. VOLLMAR boarding pauper
T. BREWSTER county physician
R. G. MORGAN road d???
ELIZABETH REZOR? pauper
DON MCCULLOCK pauper
J. HERRINGTON pauper
W. H. DONNELL county clerk
C. W. VOGT ???
GEORGE BARNARD stationery
D. VEASRY circuit clerk
KITTY MCMULLIN pauper
K. J. MAUPIN sheriff
D.B. Vea??y circuit court fee bills
JAMES HOPSON county judge
F. A. CHARLES
F. J. ?? corner
?? road ???
J. D WAGGONER road ??
J. HOEKEN guard for court house
MERREDITH ROGERS pauper
ELIZABETH LOGAN pauper
J. ? HOEKEN goods for poor farm
? F. MCMULLIN
W.H. WAGONER, keeping pauper
WILLIAM BR??KMANN door lock
D. F. MCKEE, burying pauper
HENRY STEIBRINK for JOESEPH JAEGER
D. VENZEY circuit court for bills
JAMES MOSE repairing gravel road
JAMES J WILSON advertising
GEORGE D NARNARD ?? stationer
W.R. DONNELL county clerk
E.J .?? treasurer
WILLIE DEARING bring ROBERT COLLIER Hillsboro
R.W. MCMULLINS blanks
J. N. DOVER road country commissioner
THOS A COU?TINE county judge
JAMES HOPKIN county judge
HENRY BECKMAN county judge
***************************APRIL TERM 1889
St. Louis Bridge and Iron Company to engineering MADDAX BRIDGE
E. H. ???PAN boarding insane
F.D. WATERS cash paid pauper
MRS. ED BOUCH (B might be H) pauper
WILLIE DEARING for JOE JAEGER
PAULINE HELTERBRAND pauper
J.F. GREEN prosecuting
JAMES HOPSON judge and equalization
THOM A CHARLES
********************************MAY TERM 1889
J.R. DOVER road commissioner
JOSEPH PFEIL pauper
FRED MENG pauper
CASTY BALDWIN pauper
JACOB TYREY pauper
R.J. BURGRESS Pauper
HERMAN HAMEL stationer
S.P. MCKENN keeping pauper
M.J. WIDEMAN pauper
LIZZIE LOGAN pauper
JON J HOCKEN goods for county farm
J.H. DOVER road commissioner
D. B. VENZEY circuit court bill
A.P. BOOTH road commissioner
KITTIE A MCMULLIN pauper
JAMES HOPSON county judge
E. VOLLMAR for ISHAM WILLIAMS
M ROGERS pauper
JAMES BUXTON road damage
ELKIN cost in JARER
ELIZABETH BEHR pauper
The columns on the left and right are only partly there. (HAD WRONG ADDRESS SORRY FOR DOUBLES)
[Jefferson Democrat ] Thursday, September 4, 1890
Volunteer transcription part 2
For cheap goods go to Hocken's Cash Store, Hillsboro.
The Grall school opened last Monday, with Lude HUBELL as teacher,, so did the Lacky school with Ms. KLEEN.
Fred VOLLMAR, of Antonia, Mo. wants 5,000,000 clapboards (words missing blank) June
E. HIRSCH, of De Soto, is the agent for the St. Louis Tribune, a German paper, and will be pleased to take orders for same.
Millinery almost given away at Stager's, Festus, Mo.
The Jefferson County Baptist Association meets with Oak Grove church, Sept. 11, 1890, at 12 o'clock. Introductory sermon by Elder Jael M. HENSLEY.
For drugs, medicines, etc., go to Opera House Drug Store, De Soto.
"Uncle Joe" Sale, of Byrnesville, passed through here, last Thursday, on his way to Dr. Booth's, where he intended to buy some registered sheep.
Notice--A farm for sale or rent. Apply to E. B. MAUPIN, Hillsboro, Mo.
George BASCH, of Rock township, recently found the works of a sewing machine, which the owner can get from him by paying 20 cents for this notice.
The finest assortment of perfumery and toilet articles, at the Opera House Drug Store.
Licensed to marry--Dewitt C. MCCORMACK and Alice MCMULLIN, James T. BOYER and Mary E. WILLIAMS, A. J. HUSKEY and Viola HEN??EY, Jule A HUMBERT and Marie JACQUARD.
Bargains in Millinery and Notions, for the next sixty days, at Mrs. PRIMMS's, Desoto, Mo.
John HILLARD, of High Ridge, was in town Tuesday, He informed us that Harvey WINER was teaching their eight months term of Public School, which began last Monday.
Boys' and children's suits from $1 upwards, ate the Square Deal Clothing House, De Soto, Mo.