FULTON COUNTY, INDIANA
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, January 6, 1877
CENTER SCHOOL HOUSE, Richland Tp., Dec. 23, 1876.
The institute was called to order... by the Trustee, WM. NEWCOMB; J. L. MARTINDALE was chosen Secretary and C. S. KNOTT appointed critic... (names mentioned) E. T. HENDERSON, E. C. MARTINDALE, W. H. RILEY...
SUN-DEW FROM SUNDRY SOURCES
A number of our "abroad" students are enjoying the pleasures of
home in this place. Among the number we have noticed MEADE SHIELDS, FRANK TERRY
and FRANK HECTOR.
The dwelling house on the RITTER farm, two miles northwest of this place, was destroyed by fire on De. 29th. Mrs. RITTER was visiting one of her neighbors and on returning found her home enveloped in flames. Loss, about fifteen hundred dollars; no insurance.
(Notice of Insolvency) At the April term of the Fulton Circuit Court, 1876, the estate of GEORGE W. TAYLOR was declared probably insolvent... JOSEPH M. GREGORY, Administrator. Dec. 20, '76.
MT. VERNON ITEMS, January 2, 1877
Lookout for meat thieves. They have visited JOHN MULLEN.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION. ... assembled at the Court House on
Saturday, Dec. 30th, 1876...
The convention was called to order by DAN. AGNEW, Chairman of the Democratic Central Committee for this county, after which ISAIAH CONNOR was chosen President of the convention and WM. REES and FREDRICK PACKER Vice Presidents. (names mentioned) JULIUS ROWLEY, A. H. ROBBINS, MILO R. SMITH, ENOCH STURGEON... Wayne - SIMON WHEELER, JAMES WARE. Union - HICKMAN PHILLIPS, A. T. JACKSON. Aubbeenaubbee - MARTIN STURGEON, AMBROSE MEREDITH. Liberty - O. P. WAITE, Dr. FAIRBANKS. Rochester - A. H. ROBBINS, E. STURGEON, W. H. DAVIDSON, ISAAC GOOD, WM, McMAHAN, Richland - FINLEY EMMONS, FREDRICK PACKER. Henry - C. F. HARTER, ISAAC PONTIOUS. Newcastle - ABSALOM NELLANS, GEO. PERSCHBACHER. ... ISAIAH CONNOR, Pres. A. T. BITTERS, Sec.
KEWANNA ITEMS, January 3, 1877
At the spelling to-night CORA BRUMBAUGH received the first prize, WM. METZGER
the second, and JESSE SPARKS the third.
The following officers were elected to care for the M.E. Sunday school for the year 1877: J. LEITER, Superintendent; Miss LINA MURPHY, Assistant; SARAH JONES, Secretary; EMMA KILLMER, Treasurer.
MARRIED. -By Rev. W. W. JONES, on Thursday, Dec. 28th, 1876, JOHN MILLER and CATHARINE SEARCH. No cards or cakes.
MARRIED. -At the residence of WM. BAILEY, by Rev. W. W. JONES, on Thursday, Dec. 28th, 1876, EDWARD ODAFFER, and Miss LEOTA BAILEY. Many thanks for the cake received. - - - - ELI LEITER.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
JAY SHIELDS is the owner and trainer of a beautiful coach "purp."
CHARLES KENWORTHY, the gentlemanly telegraph operator, is again located at this place.
MARK MOORE, the Superintendent of the POOR FARM, is now snuglv located in his new brick mansion.
PERRY DAVIS is the. proprietor of livery stable number three at the north end of town. He reports business brisk since the sleighing commenced.
The farm dwelling belonging to JOHN SALES, of Aubbeenaubbee township, was reduced to ashes last Wednesday night. The fire originated from a defective flue. The house was new and cost $1,800.
BENJ. SMITH, of Logansport, has been visiting his friend MILO SMITH this week. He doesn't mistake Lincoln for Rochester any more since he got off at that station by mistake and made a night overland trip to Rochester.
It is so unusual to see CHES. CHAMBERLAIN within a church door that his presence at the Baptist church last Stindav morning and again at the Methodist church in the evening was freely commented upon....
SOCIAL GATHERINGS ... Several very pleasant social gatherings have been enjoyed this week. One at Dr. BRACKETT'S, where were present to enjoy the doctor's most delightful hospitality the following: Rev. and Mrs. CLEARWATERS, Rev. and Mrs. KIMBALL, Mr. and Mrs. COWGILL, Mr. and Mrs. KENDRICK, Mr. and Mrs. Dr. GOULD and several others.
Mr. and Mrs. COWGILL also entertained in their peculiarly generous and courteous manner a large company, among whom were Rev. and Mrs. KIMBALL, M. L. ESSICK and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Dr. PLANK, Mr. and Mrs. Dr. GOULD, G. W. HOLMAN and wife and others...
CHIPS FROM RICHLAND
MARRIED. -On Sundav, Dec. 31st, 1876, RUDAL BEEHLER to one Miss. PLANTS.
-On Monday, Jan. 1st, 1877, OLIVER RHINESMITH to ELIZABETH BEEHLER.
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending January 6, 1876: B. F. BEEVER, Miss Jennie BERLIN, Hullsna CAR, M. CUNNINGHAM, B. F. ELWOOD, Miss M. EIKELBORNA, Charles B. HAYS, Miss Flora HOOVER, Henry SCHLOTMAN, D. W. WILLS. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
(Sheriff's Sale) RADWAY & SMITH vs HENRY B. JAMISON . . . I will expose
at public sale... Saturday, the 27th day of January, 1877 Lot number three hundred and sixty-seven (367) in Robbins & Harter's addition to the town of Rochester... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff of Fulton County. J. S. SLICK, Att'y for Pl'ff.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, January 13, 1877
(Sheriff's Sale) WILLIAM H. RADWAY & HARVEY SMITH vs HENRY B. JAMISON
& EDWARD CALKINS . . . I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 3d day
of February, 1877 Lot number three hundred and sixty seven (367) in Robbins & Harter's addition to the town of Rochester... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff of Fulton County. J. S. SLICK, Att'y for Pl'ff.
"JIM'S" JOURNEY. The following very interesting letter from JAMES
O. MILLER to his brother-in-law, DAN. AGNEW, of this place ... [from Melbourne,
Australia, dated November 1, 1876... very lengthy]
FROM THE WOLVERINE STATE. [Letter from Sturgis, Mich., dated Jan. 8, 1877,
Eds. SENTINEL. Through the courtesy of the editors of the Sturgis Journal-Times a copy of the Rochester SENTINEL falls into my hands weekly, and I may with all sincerity say is perused with eager interest. I have many pleasant recollections of Rochester, and the SENTINEL always appears to me like the face of an old and esteemed friend, for you must understand I was in at its birth and have known it from its infancy. This was a good many years ago. The first copy of the SENTINEL was issued in the rooms over E. KIRTLAND's book store, and A. J. HOLMES, Judge HUGH MILLER, BANNER LAWHEAD, ALVIN ROBBINS, BILLY OSGOOD, Dr. MANN, JO. DAVIS, Hon. MILO R. SMITH and many others whose names I do not now recall were among its first subscribers. . . . . . . .
KEWANNA ITEMS, January 10, 1877
J. Q. HOWELL will move into his new store room in a few days.
L. C. MILLS drove from Logansport to Kewanna in about two hours and twenty minutes.
The Centennial crowd of this place went to JACOB SHOUP's to-day to eat, drink and have a good, social visit.
DIED. -JACOB BLOSSER, an aged resident of this township, died to-day. He has suffered with dropsy for many weeks past, but now his suffering on earth is over.
While at Mr. SHOUP's to-day LESSIE PHILLIPS came near being badly burned. Coming from the cellar with another child, who was carrying a candle, his clothes were set on fire and burned his apron off and even burned his hair before it could be put out. - - - - ELI LEITER.
(Estray Notice) Taken up by the subscriber, living in Rochester township, and reported to E. R. HERMAN, a Justice of the Peace for said township, a red cow... Appraised at $13.00 DAVID SHUNK.
(Estray Notice) Taken up by the undersigned, living in Wayne Township, and reported to WILLIAM R. FREEL, a Justice of the Peace for said township, four spotted hogs... Appraised at $25. ADAM SUMMERS.
LOCAL An MISCELLANEOUS
The ORIO SALOON in the Centennial block is among the finest in the city and
is attracting a large trade.
The boys honored their ladies last night at FEDER & CO.'s new hall. Music by WILLIAMSON's orchestra.
ERNSPERGER & JACKSON and WILLIAM H. DAVIDSON will erect a fine opera hall above their store rooms. The hall will be on the corner facing two streets.
DIED. -Mr. HARDY PARKER, one of the pioneers of this county, died at his residence east of Lake Manitau on Sunday, Jan. 7th, and was buried on Monday. The deceased was a native of Virginia, but has been a resident of this county for many years. He was 66 years of age and leaves a large family and circle of friends who mourn his departure.
The ROCHESTER BREWERY is now supplying its several customers with what is pronounced good beer at less than city rates. By all of the home trade patronizing the Rochester Brewery it is estimated that at least $10,000 will be kept within the borders of Fulton county...
Mr. BEATON, of Plymouth, is contemplating the manufacture of brick next summer on the north side of the river, where, it is claimed, the clay is stronger and better than at any other place in the county. He proposes to manufacture pressed bricks for fronts, which will be far superior to those in common use. A large quantity of brick will be required in Rochester next summer to be used in the numerous buildings now under contract and contemplation and if a superior quality of brick can be had at reasonable prices it will be very desirable to those who are interested. GEORGE NORRIS will continue the brickmaking business more extensively than ever at his old place south of town.
At the special session of the COUNTY COMMISSIONERS held last Monday ten persons made application for the Superintendency of the POOR FARM for the ensuing year ... WM. D. MARTIN, $600; J. D. COPNER, $600; JOSEPH ARNOLD, $535; ISAAC McCARTY, $650; WM. T. BUTLER, $800; MARK MOORE) $800; REASON EMERY, $390; SIDNEY R. MOON, $500; JOSEPH HARDING, $400; NATHANIEL CHAPMAN, $800... the Board awarded the contract to MARK MOORE...
(Sheriff's Sale) SAMUEL S. TERRY vs SAMUAL M. CONGER... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 3d day of February, 1877... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton county... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff of Fulton county.
(Estray Notice) Taken up by the subscriber, living in Liberty township, on the 25th day of November, 1876, and reported to ALFRED MARTIN, a Justice of the Peace... estray steer... AARON ROUCH.
DELINQUENT TAX LIST
(Wayne Township) A. BUCKINGHAM, JAS. H. BUNTAIN heirs, THOMAS BARCUS, JONAS CLARK est, PATRICK CARROLL, G. M. & J. W. COSTILLO, MARY CONERY, ISAAC EARLY, JAMES GILL, ELIZABETH GASKILL, GEO. & ANDREW GEIER, WILLIAM HIATT, THOS. HARRIGAN, JACOB KNEBLE, sen., MATTHIAS KUHN, L. C. KISTLER, S. LOOFBOROUGH, T. J. & JAS. McCLURE, SARAH NICKELS, WALTER SCOTT, JOHN SMITH, JOHN SUTTON, ALEXANDER STEWART.
(Union Township) NELSON BENNETT, A. B. BLAUSSER, J. Y. BARRETT, MERRIM & SMITH CHASE, D. D. DYKEMAN, ROBERT EVANS, sen., ELIZABETH GASKILL, JACOB GERSON, STEPHEN J. HILL, DAVID KING, ISAAC KEIM, R. C. & J. W. McCONNEHEY, JOHN B. NILES, MILO R. & E. E. SMITH, JACOB SMITH, D. W. & T. M. SHAFFER, SUSAN E. SINGER, WM. SHERIDAN, M. J. SNYDER, JAS. A. TAYLOR, E. M. WALLACE, REUBEN WIRT, WALDO W. WILLIAMS.
(Aubbeenaubbee Township) J. & W. BIDDINGER, HENRIETTA BURSON, JESSE BIDDINGER, HYMEN BRUMM, M. T. COLE, E. H. CLARK, C. C. & A. V. DURR, G. A. DURR. JAMES H. FORD est., SOLOMON FREESE, JAMES GRAY, JOHN HAY, ARTHUR HILAND, RICHARD M. JOHNSON, WM. KELSEY, THOMAS McNANNY, ANN R. MEARS, HIRAM RARICK, HUGH STURGEON, JNO. C. SCHWANANGEL, JACOB SMITH, JOSEPH WILER.
(Libertv Township) RICHARD ANDERSON, FRANKLIN & E. ALLEY, JOHN BROWN, WILLIAM BROWN, JUSTICE D. COPNER, GEORGE COOK, SARAH M. CHAMP, ELIZABETH COPNER, JOS. C. CONN, WM. L. CAIN, ISAAC EARLY, JNO. A. JONES, DURAS LEISE, MAGDALENA MYERS, ELIAS MAXWELL, MARY McDOUGEL, JOHN POWNALL, THOMAS POWNALL, JNO. T. L. PRESTON, W. E. RICHARDSON, S. H. REED., JOS. J. SMITH, MATTHIAS STINGLEY, JAMES SLEVIN, MARY SQUIRES.
(Rochester Township) ISAAC ALLEN, JAMES BARDEN, WM. BROKAW est.,
HENRIETTA BURON, LUCINDA BARDEN, ELLIOTT BAILEY, ISAAC W. BROWN, M. D. BAILEY, EDWARD CALKINS, ANDREW CUBBERLY est., A. C. COOK, SAMUEL M. CONGER, M. E. DAUGHERTY, SARAH J. DAUGHERTY, GEORGE DEEDS, PETER DILLMAN, ISHAM R. DANIELS - ------- -- . HANNAH C. FLEMMER, F. R. GOTTSCHALK, WM. KIRKENDALL, ELI LAWRENCE, CHAS. LANGSDORF, GEORGE MILLER, THOS. C. MOORE, JNO. W. McDOUGAL, HENRY McMILLEN, JAMES RENFRO, JAS. RITTENHOUSE, WM. STURGEON est., SUSAN SHIELDS, DAVID STEPHY, ELIZABETH STETSON, J. C. SPOHN, JANE SMITH, JESSE SPARKS, EDWIN T. SMITH, JEREMIAH THOMAS, WILLIAM WALES, JOHN WILSON.
(Richland Township) RUNION ARMSTRONG, MARY A. ANSTIS, WM. ALEXANDER, MATTHIAS BIDDINGER, MARTIN BECK, SARAH M. BEEBER, SAMUEL BRINEY, GEO. W. BOICE, S. CAVENDER, M. W. DOWNEY, ISRAEL DAVIS, ELIZABETH ELLIOTT, LAMBERT W. FELTS, E. R. HILDRETH, JAMES HERRICK, REBECCA HOOVER, HENRY B. JAMISON, J. F. NORTON, GEO. A. O'BRIAN, JOHN PERSCHBACHER, MOORE RALSTIN, WM. STURGEON est., ADRIEL WARREN.
(Henry Township) ALONZO F. BRIGHT, HEPZIBAH BRIGHT, AUGUSTUS CASE, BRUCE CARROLL, DAVID HOUSER, JOSEPH KESICKER, THOMAS C. MOORE, CHAS. B. MYERS, LEWIS PRILL, SALLY POWELL, JAMES A. SUTTON.
(Newcastle Township) HENRY BOWMAN, ALEXANDER BARRETT, ASA COPLEN, DAVID P. CARR, MARGARET R. DARR, JNO. M. EMMONS, HEISS & PACKER, ISAAC & HENRY HOKE, WM. H. HAMLET, DOROTHY HORN, ABRAHAM KESLER, MALONA KESLER, ELIZABETH KESLER, ROSELLA KESLER, MOSES NELLANS, SYLVANUS NEWTON, DANIEL SWINEHART, WILLIAM SHOEMAKER, GEORGE WIDENER, MATILDA WEIRICK, WILLIAM A. WILSON.
(Town of Rochester) FRANCIS M. ASHTON, WM. ALLISON, SARAH M. BEEBER, SAML. A. BARKDALL, BARKDALL & KENNEDY, BALDWIN & STEPHEY, M. R. COLE, EDWARD CALKINS, ADALINE CRUMM, CHRISTIAN CRAGO, MARY J. CARR, EUGENE DAVENPORT, NAMAN DAWSON, LOUISA EDWARDS, REBECCA GLAZE, E. A. HINMAN, ELIZA E. HENDRICKS, ADELLA HEBRON, CHICHESTER HOLDER, HENRY B. JAMISON, CLINTON D. JONES, MARTIN LAWSON, MARY MILLS, MARGARET J. MOSS, MARY C. MYERS, D. R. MARTIN, FRANK RICHTER, DAVID RADER, LEAH RALSTIN, THOMAS RYAN, DAVID RUSSELL, WM. STURGEON est., SUSAN SHIELDS, ELIZA STAILEY, SAMUEL SHAFFER, EDWARD TIJCKER, SARAH E. VAWTER, JOS. W. BEEBER, JAMES KEELY.
(Town of Fulton) RACHEL HOOVER, ANDREW V. ROCK.
(Town of Sturgeon) JOHN M. DAVIS, STURGEON & HERRICK.
(Town of Akron) MARY E. ANDERSON, DILLON & STRONG, AARON JOHNSTON, MARY E. KREIGHBAUM, CHAS. K. MAUDLIN, SINKER & CO, VIRGIL SHAFFER.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, January 20, 1877
MT. VERNON ITEMS, January 15, 1877
SAM. BEATTIE has put up a good lot of ice for summer use from Fletcher's
Jacob SNYDER lost one of his best horses by it getting its head fast on the side of the stall, thereby greaking its neck.
There is regular preaching the second and fourth Sunday of each month at the Mt. Vernon Baptist church by Rev. H. W. BALL. Sunday school every Sunday at 3 o'clock p.m.,
Mr. THOMAS McGINNIS, Sup't ...
A. C. MAYSWINGLE teaches the Summit school, Henry township... JOHN DICKERHOFF
teaches at No. 16 and is giving general satisfaction The same may be said of Mr.
I. L. SHIPLEY, who teaches at No. 5.
Miss CLEMANS at No. 7 must contend against many difficulties. The house is old and very poorly furnished...
The Mount Nebo school is controlled by E. C. MARTINDALE... W. A. DILLON presides at No. 4 ... J. L. MARTINDALE has been so long engaged in teaching that his services are considered absolutely indispensable ... now engaged in the Bidwell school ... Mr. E. T. HENDERSON at Center...
The Tiosa school is under the management of W. H. RILEY, assisted by Miss MINNIE BALL...
[Teachers institute at Tiosa, Ind., Jan. 13, 1877... names mentioned: Sup't MYERS, E. C. MARTINDALE, Miss MINNIE BALL, F. E. ZECHIEL, W. H. RILEY, J. L. MARTINDALE, Miss McMAHAN, E. T. HENDERSON, Mr. CARR, W. A. DILLON, C. S. KNOTT, J. W. HEFFLEY.]
The Evansville JOURNAL of Tuesday's date contains the following complimentary
notice of our townsman, who is not at Indianapolis ...
Among the most active and intelligent members of the House of Representatives is Hon. A. C. COPELAND of Rochester, Fulton county. He represents Fulton and Kosciusko counties, and is President of the First National Bank at Rochester. He has been made Chairman of the Banking Committee, and placed on a Committee on Sinking Fund.
Mr. Copeland is a brother of a former well-known citizen here, Mr. GUILD COPELAND, and once lived here himself. He remembers his residence in this city with pleasure, and is gratified when he meets Evansville people, to whom he extends all courtesies within his power. This is Mr. Copeland's first experience as a legislator, but he will doubtless make an efficient member.
KEWANNA ITEMS, Januarv 17. 1877
WM. POTTER will be taken in by a dozen or more Kewannaites to-day.
Latest arrivals -- Mrs. RITCHEY, of Bourbon, and LETTIE FIELDS, of Plymouth.
GEORGE KILLMER, of Danville, has been spending a few days with his relatives and friends of this place.
JOSEPH McKEE and family have moved to town again. The people all know that Joe is the best miller in the countrv.
On Thursday, the 11th inst., Father SPARKS celebrated his 70th birthday...
The funeral of JACOB BLASSER took place from his residence on Friday last. The deceased was aged 63 years, 5 months and 15 days.
MARRIED. -DORMAN KING and Miss CLARA STANTON were recentlv married at Akron. Mrs. King is a lady of considerable culture, who has several friends and acquaintances in this place.
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending January 20, 1877: Mrs. Dr. R. DePELLER, Mrs. Elizabeth ENGLISH, Mrs. Mary HUFFMAN, Abram J. KIEFER, Mrs. Mary MARTIN, Jacob MARCH, A. L. McDONALD, Mrs. S. McELFRESH, A. H. MERRICK, John ROBBINS.
(Notice of Administration) HICKMAN PHILLIPS appointed Executor of the estate of RUTH YOUNG, late of Fulton county, deceased... January 15, 1877.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
E. E. COWGILL has been on the sick list for some time.
E. FLINN intends removing to southern Michigan soon.
MARCUS COOK returned home from Cincinnati Tuesday night.
A. A. LAWRENCE goes to Peru to take charge of the Singer sewing machine office there.
Mr. LOU FEDER's residence will be grandly furnished and made ready to receive his bride when they return from their eastern bridal tour.
There is no happier man in town than A. C. SHEPHERD, and there would have been no more dejected one if it had been a girl instead of a boy.
Miss TELLA LYON, MOLLIE HORTON and ANNIE JACKSON will go to Chicago in a few days for the purpose of improvement in instrumental music.
DIED. -Mrs. SARAH LUCAS, of Aubbeenaubbee township, died last Monday
of lung fever and was buried on Wednesday. The deceased was 57 years of age.
WM. BEEBER, city Marshal of Huntington and brother of the BEEBER boys of this place, is lying dangerously ill at his residence in the city named.
Dr. ED. HORTON, formerly of this place but lately of Cincinnati, has returned to this place and in the course of events will hang out his shingle hereabouts.
Wednesday was the fifth wedding anniversary for Mr. and Mrs. WM. WOOD...
The SENTINEL is informed that a new milling firm has been organized in the north part of town by which the POTTAWATTAMIE MILL is to be operated more extensively than ever. The firm will consist of J. B. and B. M. ELLIOTT, CLARK HICKMAN and WM. LEITER ... The Pottawattamie Mill has a flouring capacity of one hundred barrels per day...
MARRIED. -JOHN SHAEFER and Miss CLARIA FULTZ were married on Thursday evening at the residence of the bride's parents by Rev. A. V. HOUSE.
DIED. -In Rochester, on Saturday, Jan. 13th, i877, Mrs. ELIZA NICHOLS, aged 49 years and 11 months.... (Marshall county papers please copy)
BUFFALO ROBES CHEAP. WILLIAM J. CAMPBELL, of Akron, Fulton county, offers a
large lot of No. I robes very cheap for cash...
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, January 27, 1877
[Letter from Greencastle, Indiana, Jan. 14, '77, signed A. M. SHIELDS, describing Indiana Asbury University and the city of Greencastle]
A CLOSE CALL FOR ROLLA MARTIN BY HIS CARELESSNESS
OR ATTEMPT AT SUICIDE.
Quite a sensation was created on the street yesterday morning by the report that ROLLA MARTIN had attempted to shut off his life career by taking a large dose of strychnine the night previous. An investigation of the matter revealed about the following state of facts;
The person in question is a young man about 25 years of age, and is a carpenter and joiner by trade. For some time he has been engaged at work at Kewanna. His parents reside at this place, but when he is in town he prefers any other habitation to his father's domicile. He and ED. HAWKINS occupy sleeping apartments over M. O. REES' furniture store. On Thursday evening about 7 o'clock he called at the drug store of PLANK & MILLER and asked for a dime's worth of strychnine. To make sure that he really wanted strychnine, Mr. SHELTON, the clerk who waited upon him, inquired what he wanted to use it for and was told that it was to "kill some pets," whereupon it was put up for him and the two wrappers containing it were both labelled "Poison." Nothing unusual was discovered in the actions or appearance of the young man and he retired from the store and joined a party of friends from Plymouth, and together they made "a night of it" until about 11 o'clock drinking and having a jolly time. Nothing further is known of him from that time until about 6 o'clock yesterday morning when he was found in his room by a young man in EMRICK's cigar store, who was attracted thither by a rapping on the window of the bed chamber fronting on the street. He was conscious at that time but reported that he had been in convulsions all night. Doctors ROBBINS & SUTTON were called when it was ascertained that about one-half of the six grains of strychnine purchased by him the evening previous had been taken. The overdose taken produced severe vomiting which probably saved the young man's life. At present he is doing well and will recover, Martin avers that he called for morphia and intended to take it for a severe headache he was suffering with, but the denial of the drug clerk and the fact that it was not taken for about four hours after it was purchased, and then in such a quantity as to produce death even had it been morphie does not make his story look very plausible.
(Notice of Administration) ... PETER BUSENBURG appointed Administrator of the estate of MORRIS H. NORRIS, late of Fulton county, deceased... Jan. 26, '77.
C. E. CHAPPELL, Watchmaker, Jeweler and Engraver. All work promptly done and warranted to give satisfaction. In store of SHEPHERD & DENISTON, Centennial Block, Rochester, Ind.
LOCAL MD MISCELLANEOUS
The firm of BARKDOLL & KENNEDY have dissolved partnership.
The night watchmen report the saloon-keepers prompt in closing their houses at the required hour.
SIDNEY R. MOON will take to the paint brush again in the spring and shove it with a will "you bet."
Read D. FINLEY's new advertisement and then go and see his large stock of fresh groceries, two doors north of the bank.
OPERA HALL has been a paying investment since its completion. It has been occupied quite frequently and has a bright future.
DANIEL FINLEY purchased the grocery stock belonging to VANTRUMP & CO. this week. Mr. Finley continues business in the old stand near the bank.
Col. SHRYOCK's visit to Chicago this week was for the purpose of meeting his daughter-in-law, Mrs. FRANK SHRYOCK from the western wilds, whom be conducted hither and is now visiting her friends and relatives at this place.
Parties wishing specimen pieces of the late METEOR, a portion of which fell near this place, can procure them at a small cost by calling on or addressing A. J. MORRIS, Rochester, Ind.
The following persons will serve as jurors at the February term of court: SAMUEL ROUCH, ADOLPHUS SHAGEN, JOHN HAY, SAMUEL MCCARTER, A. H. MERRICK, NATHANIEL DUDGEON, CHARLES RICHTER, WM. H. CARTER, ADAM KLECKNER, JOHN H. BALL, JAMES T. GAINER.
It may be gratifying to some of our readers to know that Fulton county contains 90 school houses and 188 teachers with average wages of one dollar and four cents per day. During the year we have 135 school days and 4,271 pupils are admitted to our schools. The total amount of Congressional school fund held in trust in June, 1876, for the county is $22,164.54.
Y.M.C.A. IN ROCHESTER. -We learn from S. F. HERSHEY, Vice President (Dist. 1) Young Men's Christian Associations of Indiana, that there will be a move made shortly to organize a Y.M.C.A. in our city...
(Lost) Somewhere on the streets of Rochester, on Wednesday afternoon, a gold neckchain with a coral set. The finder will be liberally rewarded by returning it to this office or to MATTIE MANN.
AARON PACKER purchased a tablet for his wife's grave of M. C. FURLONG & SON, marble dealers of Warsaw, which has recently been set at the Lutheran church graveyard in this county.... (See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co..Ind., Cemetery Inscriptions, Newcastle Twp.: MARY M. PACKER, wife of A. PACKER , died April 17, 1876, aged 29yr-10mo-29da. [Note: This Mary M. Packer may have been a first wife of Aaron Packer, 1847 Ohio - 1911 Ind.)
MADE TO ORDER. Fresh cakes of every description manufactured to order at the Rochester confectionery. Families desiring any thing of the kind should leave their order with F. J. ADAMS two doors north of Zimmerman's Shoe store.
The furniture in the Oliver school house is exceedingly bad... but the untiring labors of the teacher, Mr. P. TOWNSEND, do much to overcome this difficulty...
The educational interests of Fulton are well cared for by Mr. P. STINGLEY, assisted by Miss BURROWS...
The same difficulty prevails at No. 4 that we have mentioned in the schools above, only a great deal more so. This, however, does not prevent Mr. B. F. AUSMAN from exercising entire control of the school... He is one of our best teachers.
Miss ALLIE WEARY teaches the Reid school, which is sufficient to insure its success....
No. 7, known as the Goss school, has for some time been considered below par, but by the efficient management of J. R. SHELTON this opinion is completely dispelled... [Teachers' Institute at Fulton, Ind., Jan. 20, 1877, names mentioned:
Supt. MYERS, PARK TOWNSEND, B. F. AUSMAN, P. STINGLEY, GEO. CONN.]
THE FIERY VISITOR...
BLOOMINGTON, IND., Jan. 17. -Professor COX, of Indianapolis, lectured on archeology in the university here last evening to a large audience, composed of the faculty, students and citizens. The lecture was extremely interesting, was highly appreciated by the audience, and did great credit to the learning and research of Professor Cox. Allusion was made by Dr. MOSS, on introducing the lecturer, to a portion of the great METEORITE which passed over the northern portion of our State (a) few days ago, and which had been received by Professor KIRKWOOD, of the university. The portion referred to is a small fragment of the piece which fell near Rochester, Fulton county. It was seen to fall by Mr. A. J. MORRIS, a farmer living near Rochester, whose integrity is vouched for to Professor Kirkwood by Senator MILO R. SMITH, Fulton county. Professor Cox examined the specimen to-day and says it is largely composed of magnetic iron ore, with small quantities of iron sulphurets and nickel imbedded in meteoric stone. Professor Kirkwood gave Mr. Morris $5 for the fragment and will forward it to Professor SHEPHERD, of Yale college, to-morrow, he having written to Professor Kirkwood to secure him a specimen as soon as it was learned fragments had fallen in this State. Professor Shephered will add it to his collection of meteoric stone, which is said by Professor Kirkwood to be the finest in the world. The statement made by Dr. Moss that Professor Kirkwood held to the opinion that the late meteorite was thrown off from the sun and found its way to the earth is a mistake; at least not in the sense most persons would understand from the statement of Dr. Moss. Professor Kirkwood gives it as his opinion that this and all other meteors are comets, which have encountered the earth in their orbits around the sun.
NUBS OF NEWS, by DICK SANDS
DILLON & BRIGHT are storing a large quantity of ice for the heated term.
BALL & DAWSON are engaged in the stock trade and will soon be around buying all that is loose.
A. L. SHAFFER reports the building prospects flattering. He has several contracts for the coming season.
WM. BITTERS contemplates burning one hundred thousand bricks the coming spring. Twenty-five cords of wood is already in the yard.
The vocal music rendered by Mrs. A. STAUNTON and Miss LAURA WHITTENBERGER at the late concert was perfectly enchanting ...
The musical concert for missionary purposes given under the auspices of the M.E. Sabbath school last Sunday evening was a success. The various parts were well done, especially one given by Miss MAGGIE DAVIS.
(Sheriff's Sale) FALLEY & FLINN vs PETER C. DUMBAULD... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 10th day of February, 1877,... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton county, Indiana... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff of Fulton County.
(Sheriff's Sale) SAMUEL S. TERRY vs SAMUEL M. CONGER... I will expose at
public sale... on Saturday, the 10th day of February, 1877,... (real estate,
described) situate in Fulton county... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff of Fulton
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, February 3, 1877
[Letter from Sturgis, Mich., Jan. 29, 1877, signed K.... E. S. BARNES and family and W. H. MATTINGLY, wife and children are among the former residents of Rochester who have found a location here...]
Mr. MERLY, head sawyer in MILLER'S MILL, moved to Mexico last week.
J. A. WERTZ, the organ man, has been in this vicinty during the past week.
A Mr. LANE, of Michigan, is shiping cooper stuff from this point to Michigan City.
WM. RILEY is teaching an excellent school at this place. As teacher, Riley is a success.
Dr. WILL. HEFFLEY, who has been a resident of this place for several months, has located at Inwood we learn.
Mr. JACOB MILLER is proprietor of the saw mill at this place, also village merchant, postmaster, express and freight agent and grain dealer, besides being a successful farmer. JAKE is full of business.
We had the pleasure of attending a very pleasant party at the residence of THOS. BALL Wednesday evening ...
KEWANA ITEMS, January 31, 1877
JACOB SHOWLEY is boring for water.
Dr. HOWELL has built an ice house and has it well filled with ice.
FRANK KILLMER and family spent a week visiting friends at this place.
RUFUS BLAIR has sold the hotel to JOHN FOGLESONG, of Cass county. It will change hands in March.
A number of persons intend building next summer: A. COOPER, a house; S. BROWN, a house; A. D. TONER, a barn; J. B. SPARKS, a barn, and Mrs. HENDERSON, a milliner shop.
Miss CATHARINE POTTS received the first prize in the p rimary spelling match to-night...
Rev. S. F. HERSHEY delivered a splendid lecture to a large and attentive audience at the M.E, church last Monday evening... - - - - ELI LEITER
The SPY does great injustice to Dr. J. W. BRACKETT this week. as well as the friends of the late STEPHEN DAVIDSON, by saying that his disease was not known until too late to counteract it. He was not afflicted with spinal affection at all, but with congestion of the lungs. All was done for him that was possible to be done after a physician was called.
(Sheriff's Sale) DAVID RADER, Assignee vs ALEXANDER C. COOK... I will expose
at public sale... Saturday, the 24th day of February, 1877... the undivided
two-ninths of (real estate, described) situate in Fulton county, Indiana...
WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff of Fulton County. HERMAN & ROWLEY. Att'ys for Pl'ff.
(Sheriff's Saie) SAMUEL S. TERRY Vs ALEXANDER C. COOK and MARY L. COOK... I
will exoose at public sale,. . . Sattrday, the 14th day of Febrv, 1877 ... (real
estrte, described) situate in Fulton county... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff of
(Notice to Non-Resident) ... SAMUEL C. MAJORS, Adm'r of Wm. R. CLARK, dec'd,. et a! vs MARY A. TEGARDEN, JOHN TEGARDEN, FRANKLIN CLARK, JONAS E. CLARK andLAFAYETTE STANFIELD... (all non-residents) ... this 31st day of January, 1877. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.
(Administrator's Sale) ... estate of MORRIS H. NORRIS... at the late residence of the decedent, in Newcastle township, Fulton county... Saturday. the 24th dav of February., 1877 ... personal property... consisting of horses, harness. wagon, 4 stanis of bees, 1 calf, about 4 acres of wheat... PETER BUSENBURG, Administrator.
LOCAL AND MTSCELLANEOUS
A brilliant lamp lights the Court house corridor every night.
The ROCHESTER CORNET BAND is swelled by the addition of the valuable services of OSCAR DECKER.
Judge KEITH concluded his seven weeks of court at Plymouth yesterday and will be ready to take the bench here on Monday
The new OPERA HALL [ACADEMY OF MUSIC] at the north end of town will contain a large box office and a commodiolis gallery. Large stairways front and back.
Williamson's orchestra is practicing on several new waltzes and a - uadrilles that will be played at the Opera Hall on the night of the 14th inst.
DECKER, the painter, has completed the street scene in the CENTENNIAL OPERA HALL. Decker is some on scenery.
The EMPIRE MILL will be run under the same management as the large water mill. The new firm evidently intends to do a "flowery" business this season.
The ELLIOTTS and LEITER & HICKMAN have consolidated and are now operating the large water mill...
Mr. BEATON, of Plymouth, and J. E. CATES, present Countv Treasurer, are going into the BRICKMAKING business quite extensively next season. The brick will be made north of the river.
Mr. and Mrs. JACOB GERSON celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary on Monday...
Miss MATTIE MANN will pay a liberal reward to the person that will return to her the neck chain she lost last week...
AL. J. KITT, of Remington, and D. A. FAWCETT, of Delphi, lately purchased the Monticello Constitutionalist of JAMES W. McEWEN, its former proprietor...
We learn from a reliable source that a new banking firm, composed of two or three solid farmers, will be organized next spring and ready to occupy a finely finished room in the new three-story block to be erected opposite the WALLACE HOUSE.
DIED, -Miss ADDIE DORSCH, aged sixteen years, died at the residence of her parents in this place on Thursday evening. Her funeral will take place to-day at 2-1/2 o'clock. Services by Rev. C. H. KIMBALL at the residence.
MARRIED. -Rev, A. V. HOUSE was besieged at his residence last Sunday morning by a large number of young folks from the country and requested to repeat the marriage ceremony for the benefit of FRANK DOWNS and EDNA CRIPE, who were the contracting parties.
Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT has located at Pierceton, Kosciusko county, where he will minister to the wants of a large congregation and also one at Bourbon...
DIED. -The announcement on the street Monday forenoon that Hon. STEPHEN DAVIDSON was dead cast a gloom over the whole commmity. His residence is about four miles east of town on the Akron road and it is but a few days since he was in town in the enjoyment of the best of health, and it was no wonder that the unwelcome news dismayed his many warm friends. Mr. Davidson was so well known throughout the county and many portions of the state that scarcely anything could be said of his life and character that is not already known by the public. His two terms in the Indiana Legislature as a Representative from this county and his connection with the agricultural interests of the State as the Vice President of the State Board of Agriculture has given him an extensive acquaintance, and all who knew him speak of him in the highest terms of praise. He was born in Ohio, but is one of the early settlers of this county, where, by hard labor, honesty and frugality he accumulated a fair share of this world's goods, which he leaves to his large and highly respected family. His life pursuit has been that of a farmer, in which he always took a great delight. So attached was he to it that when the Grange organization for its greater development was brought into existence he was the prime mover in the organization of the numerous lodges that now abound in this county. His funeral took place on Wednerday and was largely attended.
Two young men, who are known by the euphonious names of JAKE CHANDLER and ABBY GROVE, have gone west to grow up with the country. The first-named gentleman obtained a suit of clothes of JOS. LAUR and rings and breastpins of C. C. WOLF, all on "tick," to be paid for out of the school fund at a specified time, which this uncertain model rural teacher had set to draw a part of his wages. In order to fix himself for the trip, it is reported that young GROVE shaded his father's pocketbook and plucked it from the paternal pants after the "old folks" had retired. They started on their western tour Monday night and before another Monday night overtakes them they will probably think that "the way of the transgressor is hard," as is his board and lodging.
ITEMS FROM BIGFOOT, February 1, 1877
J. R. SEVERNS' child that has been very sick for a week past is on the mend.
D. H. HUBLER expects to move his saw mill from here to Marshall county by the lst of March. LEW. STRONG & GROVES expect by next week to have their mill ready to run. They are going to convert logs into lumber and dust.
Our school in District No. 9, conducted by WM. McMAHAN, is moving along satisfactory to the householders ...
HOTEL FOR SALE. The well known MONTOUR HOUSE at Akron, Ind.... The property consists of a good two-story frame house, well arranged for hotel purposes, two town lots, a good barn and all the appurtenances for convenience... W. B. KUHN, Akron, Ind.
MT. VERNON ITEMS, January 29, 1877
Of course it is a boy -- who'd have anything else these hard times? Mr. and
Mrs, S. N. BEATTIE are the happy parents.
Mr. SILAS and GEORGE ROUGH and SAM. LAMB are soon to start for Kansas, also there are a few families north of this place who are soon to start for Arkansas.
Changing the name of MILL CREEK church to MT. VERNON is not very satisfactory to some of its members. They think it would be better to change the name of the pastor.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, February 10, 1877
HERE AND THERE by DICK SANDS
HARRY HAMLET, of Newcastle, is a shining light in musical ranks.
ABNER THOMPSON has been appointed the guardian of the
minor heirs of A. GAST, recently deceased. A good choice.
WINFIELD KUHN has a desire to step down and out of the hotel business as will be seen in another column...
MORNING RAYS by OLD SOL
LEROY ARMSTRONG has returned.
We are informed that a new invoice of SOILED DOVES have lately arrived.
JOHN C. PHILLIPS and AL. TONER, of Kewanna, each soiled a napkin at the Central House last Tuesday.
(Sheriff's Sale) SAMUEL SIBERT vs ALEXANDER C. COOK... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 3d day of March, 1877... the undivided two-ninths (real estate, described) situate in Fulton county... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff of Fulton County. HERMAN & ROWLEY, Att'ys for Pl'ff.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
E. E. CHANDLER has sold out and gone to Logansport.
HIRAM STEPHY started for Missouri last Monday night.
NYE, the pop corn man, is suffering with erysipelas and is unable to ply his vocation.
Miss MOLLIE HORTON is among her friends at Fort Dodge, Iowa. Another Rochester musician abroad, who is capable of surprising the natives in any Iowa burg.
Many people in this county who are not acquainted with the parties interested in the case of the State of Indiana against several man of chance, have the impression that the man EMRICK, who is connected therewith, is LEVI S. EMRICK, the cigarman. It is LEVI EMRICK, but not our Rochester LEVI of the tobacco traffic.
DIED. -Mr. and Mrs. LEN. DOWNS have passed through a severe affliction. About three months ago the white-winged messenger came and took their little OTTO, aged three months, and on Monday he returned and took from their family circle REUBEN, a bright youth of four years. The parents are in deep affliction over the loss of their darlings.
-A telegram received by GEORGE BURNS yesterday morning announced the death of Mrs. JULIA G. BURNS, who is his mother and also sister to CHARLES W. HOLMAN. As early as 1841 she settled in Kosciusko county and had been a resident of that county until two years ago when she went to Topeka, Kan., where she died on Thursday. She has numerous friends and acquaintances in this and Kosciusko counties that will learn of her death with sorrow. Friends have gone thither and if possible her remains will be conveyed to her old home for interment. Her age was 67 years.
ALFRED MECHLING, a gentleman living near Tippecanoetown, met with a serious accident about three weeks ago by which his leg was so badly crushed by a ponderous saw log that amputation became necessary after all efforts to save the limb failed. Dr. J. W. BRACKETT was called upon to perform the operation and being assisted by Dr. FITCH, of Bourbon, Dr. SPENCER, of Tippecanoetown, and Dr. POCOCK, of Walnut, the mutilated member was successfully amputated between the knee and thigh and the patient is doing remarkably well. Dr. Brackett as surgeon has but few superiors.
DIED. -One by one the old citizens of this county who have done so much to advance it to its present high state of perfection in agriculture, social and religious culture are passing away. But little more than a week has elapsed since Hon. STEPHEN DAVIDSON passed away and his death announced through these columns and now we are called upon to chronicle the death of another old and esteemed citizen, WILLIAM MACKEY. He came to Fulton county in 1848 and has been a resident of it until his death, which occurred at an early hour on Wednesday morning of this week. His long residence and his upright Christian walk through life drew around him a large circle of admiring friends who mourn at his sudden departure. A few days illness sufficed to sever the brittle cord of life and waft his spirit to an unknown world. Mr. Mackey was 70 years of age. His funeral took place on Thursday from the Presbyterian church where the services were conducted by Rev. LITTLE, from Wabash.
MARRIAGE LICENSES issued by the Clerk's office during the month of January: Casper B. JEWELL to Margret HAMLIN; Robert VANMETER to Malinda PHILLIPS; Dorman KING to Clara STANTON; Silas M. FISHER to Mary A. LOVE; John SHAEFFER to Clara A. FULTZ Jacob REAM to Susannah KRIEG; Jameses R. HART to Sarah E. BRADWAY; Samuel REID to Poshea A. DAY; Franklin DOWNS to Edna CRIPE; James TIFFIN to Catharine SOWERS; John WEBER to Mary YAZEL; Henry STRATTON to Mary B. REAP; James SMITH to Lydia BUNN.
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending
February 10, 1877: A. L. BAILEY, Lou. BUCK, Charles E. HAYS, Miss Ollie HORTON,
Miss Catharine SOWERS, M. A. SPINK, Moses WALKER. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND,
KEWANNA ITEMS, February 7, 1877
T. M. PATTY is preparing to build a harness shop in the spring. A part of the
material is now on the ground.
Miss CORA BRUMBACK received the first prize at the last spelling match and E. L. YARLOT, of Knox, the second prize.
Rev. W. W. JONES has just closed a protracted meeting at Olive Branch of several weeks' duration. Eighteen accessions to the church.
Elder McKENZIE, a former resident of this place, has been holding services at the new church and visiting friends at this place for nearly a week past.
Real estate transfers: CAMPBELL and ZUCK to Mr. NUTT, lots Nos. 21 and 22, formerly owned by A. T. JACKSON; JOHN METZGER to G. TALBOT, lot number 32, east of W. T. CLELAND'S; R. BLAIR to THOS. PATTY, a part of lot 37, north of hotel stable; F. H. GRAHAM to A. E. HUDKINS, Jr., lot 47, north of school house. - - - - ELI LEITER.
- - - - (Notice of Election of Trustees) Notice is hereby given that there will be a meeting of the members and stockholders of the Kewanna Masonic Mutual Joint Stock Association at the new Masonic Hall in the town of Kewanna, in the county of Fulton and State of Indiana, on Tuesday, the 20th dav of February, 1877, at 3 o'clock p.m., for the purpose of electing three Trustees for said association. WILLIAM H. MOGLE, SAMUEL W. JULIAN, JAMES WARE, ISAAC HENDERSON, EDWARD HENDRICKSON, SAMUEL N. BEATTIE, PETER S. TROUTMAN , LEWIS LOUGH, ALBERT D. TONER, JOHN C. PHILLIPS, WILLIAM L. WHITE, ELI LEITER, PHILLIPS & LEITER.
BUSINESS ROOM FOR SALE ... situated on the east side of Main street, between the two hotels ... J. P. MYERS, Rochester, Ind.
(Application for License) ... to sell spiritous wines and malt liquors... In the front room, first floor, of the two-story frame building situate on the following described part of lot, to-wit: Commencing at a point on the west line of lot thirty-one (31) old plat of the town of Rochester, Indiana, 20 feet south of the northwest corner thereof, thence east parallel with the north line of said lot 165 feet, thence south 20 feet, thence west 165 feet, thence north on the west line of said lot 20 feet to the place of beginning. LEMON COPLEN, Applicant.
C. K. PLANK has control of the Sawmill school, and if it is possible for a
teacher to succeed in a large school with no apparatus and the scholars scantily
supplied with books, and this in a house with scarcely seats enough to
accommodate the pupils, then we would say that Mr. Plank is successful ...
The Leiter school in Aubbeenaubbee township is taught by Mr. S. J. BARGER, who is also Trustee of the township ...
It is feared that D. LOUGH, Jr., Trustee of Union township, who is engaged at present in teaching school No. 6, Aubbeenaubbee township, will be compelled to resign on account of failing health...
This school (Kewanna) has long; compared well with the best in the county, and under the management of Mr. F. L. WAGNER, assisted by Miss LUELLA LONG, both teachers of much experience, it is doubtful if this school is surpassed by any of its class in this part of the State ... - - - - E. MYERS, County Supt.
MT. VERNON ITEMS, February 7, 1877
WASH. NICHELS is proud of a pair of bum boots with a red top.
S. W. JULIAN has the contract of building a neat and substantial fence around each school house (ten in number) in this township.
DANIEL PHELIX, an old gentleman living in the south-western portion of this township, fell and dislocated his left shoulder...
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, February 17, 1877
The Larwill Review, by S. P. KALER and O. F. SNOOK, is one of our new exchanges, full of general news and spicy local matter. Mr. Snook formerly edited the KEWANNA POST.
LOST. -On last Saturday I lost, somewhere on Main street, a gold ring with the initials "J. M." on the face of it... Mrs. J. H. LOWERY.
SOCIAL GATHERING. A brilliant company of ladies and gentlemen assembled Thursday evening at the residence of Hon M. L. ESSICK. It is not often that one sees so much of beauty, culture and wit in one gathering. We noticed among the guests Judge STANFIELD, Judge KEITH and daughter, Rev. C. H. KIMBALL and wife, Dr. HECTOR and wife, Col. SHRYOCK and wife, Dr. HILL and wife, Messrs. ERNSPERGER & JACKSON with their wives, and many other elegant people, including members of the Fulton county bar, some of our most prominent business men, as Mr. E. E. COWGILL and gentlemen of wealth and leisure, as Mr. KENDRICK, all accompanied by their amiable wives....
(Sheriff's Sale) WILLIAM REES, Adm'r vs A. J. DAVIDSON and D. L. BECK... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 19th day of March, 1877... All the right, title and interest of David L. Beck in twenty-two (22) feet off the south side of lot number fifty-two (52) in the old plat of the town of Rochester... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff of Fulton county. E. STURGEON, Att'y for Pl'ff.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
Miss MAY COPELAND is visiting friends in Indianapolis this week.
Another STREET LAMP lights the southeast corner of the Public Square.
Miss DORA ROBBINS returned to the Female Seminary at Oxford, Ohio, Thursday night.
Mrs. JOSIE RYLAND was among her friends and relatives at Richmond, this State, this week.
WM. H. DAVIDSON is on hand early and late overseeing the cellar department for the north end block.
DIED. -BAKER NEVCOMB, brother of WM. NEWCOMB, Trustee of Richland township, died at his residence near Gilead, Miami county, on Friday of last week, aged 31 years.
J. R. SMITH, a practical watch-maker and jeweler, has opened a shop one door north of the Bank. He comes well recommended as a fine workman and solicits a share of patronage.
J. F. McMICHAEL is one of the millers in the employ of ELLIOTT, LEITER & CO....
Miller's prairie, two miles southwest of Akron, was fired one day this week destroying two stacks of hay belonging to ARNOLD CUTSHALL and four large stacks owned by SIMON MILLER...
A series of meetings have been held at Ebenezer church, closing a week ago. Rev. KIMBALL conducted the meeting...
Nerve: Dr. M. M. REX extracted twelve teeth for Mrs. ANDY MILLER inside of twenty minutes.
DIED. -A goodly number of the Masonic brotherhood of this place went to Lincoln, on Tuesday to assist at the funeral obsequies of JOHN HAYS, a highly respectable citizen and member of the Masonic ledge at that place. He was an active and enterprising business man and his loss to the community will be deeply felt. His funeral was largely attended, which attests the hold he had upon the affections of the people.
-After an illness of near twelve months, on Frilay, Feb. 9th, 1877, at 8 o'clock p.m., Miss ABBIE CUTSHALL, sister to the junior of this paper, aged 22 years, 4 months and 24 days.
Her funeral obsequies took place from the M.E. church on Sabbath, Feb. 11th, conducted by Rev. H. WELLS, assisted by Revs. W. R. JORDAN and V. J. TERFINGER, in presence of a large and sympathizing congregation, one of the largest ever assembled in this city, who followed her remains to Fairview Cemetery and witnessed the interment of her body in the dark, silent, though peaceful grave. (From the North Manchester JOURNAL)
WAYNE TOWNSHIP. Mr. A. F. STUKEY, who teaches the Lake school, has been for a
few days too sick to attend to his duties in the school room. His brother, R. J.
STUKEY, however, has charge during his sickness ...
CHES. CHINN teaches the Marshtown school...
The Wayne school is under the control of M. C. COOPER...
Miss ANNIE GUCKIEN teaches the Bowman school ...
D. LOUGH has been compelled to quit his school in Aubbeenaubbee township on accounty of failing health. L. MYERS has been engaged to complete the term.
We are informed that W. H. COOPER will finish the term begun by S. F. CHANDLER, who lately abandoned his school. - - - - E. MYERS, County Supt.
[Richland township Teachers Institute, Whipporwill, Feb. 10, '77, names mentioned: WM. RILEY, E. T. HENDERSON, F. E. ZECHIEL, J. L. MARTINDALE, Miss LOU McMAHAN, C. S. KNOTT, E. C. MARTINDALE, W. A. DILLEN, THOS. ADAMSON, Mr. CARR. EDGAR T. HENDERSON, Sec'y.]
ROCHESTER-SENTINEL, Saturday, February 24, 1877
MT. VERNON ITEMS, February 19, 1877
The circular saw mill at this place has changed hands and is now owned and
run by KELLY, BARKER & CO.
JOHN and .3AMES BEATTIE, also JOHN FITZGERALD, have made some very desirable improvements about their homes.
[Resolutions of Respect... our beloved brother, JOHN F. HAYES, who departed this life on Monday, February 12th, 1877... That in his death Lincoln Lodge, No. 523, F. A. & A. M., have lost a good and faithful brother... That a copy of these resolutions be... furnished the widow of our deceased brother. W. C. BAILEY, IRA B. HURST, WM. R. MARSHALL, Com.]
HERE AND THERE by DICK SANDS
BILL KRIEGHBAUM is a graduate of John Morrissey's school, but he can't play
chequers for shucks.
Dr. H. B. ERNSPERGER has moved to Rochester for the purpose of assisting his aged and feeble father in his last days.
TOM EIDSON, the leader of the ROCHESTER CORNET BAND, is the right man in the place when on duty and likewise when at leisure.
FRANK P. BITTERS, who is now engaged in one of the Argos schools, has, under the religious excitement now prevailing there, taken up the cross and gone over on the Lord's side to labor for the salvation of other poor souls.
Parties in Laporte who are organizing a theatrical troupe are negotiating with W. F. STRONG of Akron to comprise the leader of the orchestra. He is a diligent young man and never takes any chances in life, but always attends to business promptly in advance.
DIED. -Mrs. JULIA BURNS, mother of the popular auctioneer, GEO. W. BURNS, and who recently died in Topeka, Kan., was brought back to her native home for interment. At the Nichols church the funeral procession was met by the largest concourse of people ever assembled within its walls, where a very impressive sermon was delivered by Rev. DAVID BECKELHEIMER, who had always and in times gone by been a favorite friend and family associate of the deceased. To the burial ground close by, her remains were followed to their last resting place by many sympathizing friends and sorrowing relatives.
SENTINEL SHOTS by SHORT STOP
We miss the familiar faces of ROSA and MINNIE BRACKETT, DORA ROBBINS, MOLLIE
HORTON, ALLIE RYLAND, ELLA WALLACE, ANNA JACKSON, MOLLIE MERCER and TELLA LYON,
but perhaps not so much as some of the other boys.
JOHN W. JENKINS, who has been confined in the county jail for the past two weeks charged with stealing a pair of skates, was tried and convicted, the verdict of the jury
being $5 fine with costs and two days confinement in jail.
(Sheriff's Sale) BENJAMIN NOF'TSGER vs EMANUEL CLARK... I will expose
at public sale... Saturday, the 17th day of March, 1877... The undivided one-sixth (1/6) in value of the undivided two-thirds (2-3) in value (real estate, described) situate in Fulton county... WILLIAM A. WARD. Sheriff of Fulton County. SHRYOCK & CONNER, Atty's for Pl'ff.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
Capt. JOHN BEEBER and wife are visiting relatives in this place.
Miss ELLA REX will return to her home in this place some time in April.
Mr. and Mrs. D. GOLDSMITH celebrated their wooden wedding last Wednesday.
Horse power sawing machines are making stove wood in the north part of town.
Elder KIMBALL immersed four new converts last Sunday, in Mud creek, four miles south of town.
DIED. -Miss IDA SHARP died at her home in this place last Sabbath. The body was taken to Kewanna for interment.
The METEOR fragment that fell in this county is now being analyzed by scientific men at the various universities.
Although a modest Republican, CURG RANNELLS has demonstrated to the public that he would make a first-class postmaster.
G. G. LONG has opened a new book store in the room formerly occupied by him as a shoe shop ...
MARRIED. -Mr. JAMES CARTER and Mrs. McKEE were united in holy bonds
of wedlock by Justice HERMAN last Thursdav. [See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983: JAMES A. CARTER m. MARTHA A. McKEE, Feb. 22, 1877)
Another parish heard from. SAMUEL BARKDOLL is the happy returning board and is satisfied with the evidence. It's a healthy girl.
DIED, -Mrs. LOIS SPENCER, wife of JOHN SPENCER, died of quick consumption at her residence near this place Thursday night. Funeral services will be held at the M.E. church to-day at 10 o'clock.
JOHN F. ANGERMAN has sold that portion of his business property now occupied by Murphy's restaurant and JERRY BARBER's barber shop to a gentleman from Cherebusco, who intends to transform it into a first-class bakery and restaurant establishment. DOC. COLLINS and ANTHONY have also had men negotiating for the purchase of their restaurant establishments.
B. A. EIDSON, who has been a resident of this county for many years, except the past two years spent in Marshall county, has returned to his old homestead in Richland township...
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending
February 24, 1877: Benjamin A. BAER, Thomas D. COFFING, Matilda Crom, Miss Mary
GRANGER, Miss Mary RONALD, Wm. H. WALTER, Miss Sarah WAGINOR, Miss Eva WILEY,
Miss Jenny WILLIAMS. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
KEWARNA ITEMS, February 21, 1877
T. M. PATTY has his new shop enclosed.
JACOB SHOWLEY is going to "jine" another piece to his house.
CHARLES KILLMER is preparing to build a business room in the Killmer block.
The last trade in real estate was between J. LEITER and R. MINTON. REUBEN sold his farm. - - - - ELI LEITER.
WOOD SAWING. I have just purchased a first-class wood sawing machine and am prepared to do that kind of work better, cheaper and quicker than by any other parties.... DAN. WHITEHEAD.
(Notice of Administration) JOEN R. BLAUSSER appointed Executor of the last will and testament of JACOB BLAUSSER, late of Fulton county deceased... February 22, 1877.
(Administratrix Notice) ... SOPHIA CARTER appointed Administratrix of ISAIAH MILTON CARTER, deceased... has filed her petition to sell the Real Estate... SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk, F.C.C.
WAYNE TOWNSHIP. School No. 1, which is taught by A. J. HARSH, is small, and
the house is not well suited to the purpose for which it was intended...
The "Ireland" school is under the management of JOSEPH SLICK, who has taught there for several terms in succession... We note this as one of our successful schools.
Miss MARY ROBINSON is duly installed at "College Corner," and is doing quite well...
School No. 7 is taught by R. B. MINTON, who makes discipline one of his specialties ...
R. W. COX has charge at No. 8, and with the exception that the order was not quite as good as it might have been, the school was in good condition. RUFUS instructs well.
The Lake school is taught by Miss BAINTER, who, we believe, is giving pretty general satisfaction in her district.
The success of the Wayne township institute was mainly due to the efforts of the Trustee. Mr. BUCHANAN is a most efficient officer.
F. P. HOWELL has not been able to teach for a few days past. His health, however, is improving. - - - - E. MYERS, County sup't.
[Wayne township teachers institute, Bowman's School House, February 10, 1877... names mentioned: E. MYERS, F. M. BURDY, T. J. WARE, S. A. M. BUTCHER, Miss EMMA BARNETT, Miss GUCKIEN]
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, March 3, 1877
MT. VERNON ITEMS, February 26, 1877
Rev. J. BISHOP has accepted the pastorage of the Fulton Baptist church.
JACOB KURTS, from Iowa, is here visiting old friends and acquaintances.
MOSES McELHENY. who has been residing on his farm south of Fletcher's Lake for some time. has sold out and is going to the southwest.
The west Union Presbyterian church, which has been without a pastor for some time, has secured the services of Rev. H. B. LEA, formerly from Ohio.
(Notice to Non-Resident) ... EMMA J. DAVIDSON vs WILLIAM DAVIDSON... the Plaintiff, by E. STURGEON attorney... that said defendant... is not a resident of the State of Indiana... this 2d day of March, 1877. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.
(Sheriff's Sale) WILLIAM BLACKETER vs MARY M. BECK and JACOB BECK... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 24th dav of March, 1877... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton county... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff of Fulton County.
(Notice to Non-Resident) ... SARAH J. DAVIS vs JOHN W. DAVIS, ANDREW J. DAVIS, JOSEPHINE DAVIS, WILLIAM DAVIS, JESSE DAVIS, ARRILLA DAVIS, MARGARET DAVIS, ARTRO DAVIS, CYRUS DAVIS, IDA DAVIS, OZRO DAVIS, JOHN DAVIS, GEORGE LEONARD and ELIZABETH LEONARD... plaintiff, by ESSICK & HOLMAN, attorneys... (said defendants) are not residents of the State of Indiana... this 27th dav of February, 1877. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.
(Notice to Non-Resident), . . . ALFRED H. ROBBINS vs CHRISTOPHER C.
DAVIS et al... plaintiff, by E. STURGEON, attorney... that said defendant, Christopher C. Davis, is not a resident of the State of Indiana... this 27th day of February, 1877. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
The Wallace House barn has been converted into a livery stable, PERRY DAVIS,
Miss CARRIE SHRYOCK returned from Michigan City Wednesday, where she has been visiting her sister MINNIE.
The funeral service of Miss GOOD, daughter of ISAAC GOOD, took place at the Seventh Day Adventist church on Thursday.
A removal of wood piles off every STREET in town would improve its appearance wonderfully. Won't the Marshal do his duty by enforcing the ordinance and see what the effect will be?
A frightful accident took place at Monterey, Pulaski county one week ago to-day, by which JOHN KETSER, a son-in-law of GIDEON MAHLER of this county, was seriously, if not mortally wounded. He was engaged in cutting stove wood with an ordinary wood sawing machine, buzz saw. While thus engaged the saw flew into fragments, a piece weighing from twelve to fourteen pounds striking him on the cheek bone and went coursing through his eye, breaking the nasal and frontal bones and allowing about two and a half ounces of his brain to ooze out and be wasted....
CHARLES P. HINMAN has just completed his labor of taking the enumeration of all the male inhabitants of Rochester township over the age of 21 years. The whole number is found to be 1,068, of which only one, ADRIAN FOOTE, is above 90 vears of age. Between the age of 80 and 90 there are only four, as follows: HENRY BURKET, JACOB GOSS, THOMAS SHELTON and ELIAS GANDY. There are only twenty-three persons in the entire lot who have lived to be between 70 and 80 years of age, of which the following is a correct list-. DERRICK GROAT, GEO. HECKTHORN, ABRAM CRIPE, OBED ALLEN, WILLIAM MARTIN, THOMAS HARRIS, VINCENT SOUTHARD , LEWIS POWERS, ALLEN NIXON, ELIJAH PARSON, JOSIAH SIDMORE, D. W. JONES, ELIHU LONG, JONATHAN MONTGOMERY, CHRISTOPHER ERNSPERGER, GEO. McCLOUD, WILLIAM MACKEY, GEO. FATKLER, NELSON WARREN, ISAAC CANNON, W. A. AGNEW, ANDREW ONSTOTT and JOHN AULT. From this statement you can measure the lease you have upon life. Only one in a thousand adults reach 90 years, four that attains 80 years and twenty-three that reaches three score and ten.
MARRIAGE LICENSES issued during the month of February, 1877: John PRELL to Caroline BALUSEY; H. S. MEREDITH to Emma LAWRENCE; Joseph DEWITT to Ellen M. COPLEN; Eli S. ROGERS to Emeretta CHAMBERS; Henry E. ADAMS to Mary OVERMYER; Jacob SIMISON to Harriet RAUCH; Asa H. MIKESELL to Alice PERKINS; Judson HARSH to Ambrozine STARR; George FINNEY to Eresta BOYER; Williard B. KESTLER to Amanda RIZER; James A. CARTER to Martha McKEE; Salem BUSSERT to Susannah MICKEY; Henry YENNA to Mary HOOK.
KEWANNA ITEMS, February 28, 1877
JOHN HENDERSON has also been waiting for the returning board to bring in
their report, and now he is satisfied with the result -- it's a HAYES boy.
Four loads of NUTs arrived in town to-day. Mr. NUT we hope will prove a valuable addition to the place in the way of music and blacksmithing, as he understands both.
DIED. -On Friday, Feb. 23, 1877, DELIA, wife of WM. H. RHENO, aged 38 years, 3 months and 22 days.
The deceased was very suddenly and unexpectedly called away. In the morning she arose and dressed herself as usual, but was soon attacked with dizziness and loss of sight, which soon resulted in spasms, in which condition she remained until relieved by death a little after 12 o'clock the same day. Seldom if ever has our town been so shocked with such a sudden and unexpected death of one of its residents. The deceased was a member of the M.E. Church and died in Christian faith, leaving a husband and family, with many friends to mourn the loss of one who has proven to be an affectionate wife, loving mother and Christian neighbor. The bereaved companion has the sympathy of the entire community in his hour of affliction and bereavement, and the family, some of whom are young, should not only have the sympathy but the loving advice and counsel of every heart to guide them in the many paths that they will be called to travel without the directing hand of a loving mother. - - - - ELI LEITER.
MEAT MARKET. The old shop of CHAS. LANGSDORF has been opened at last... R. C. HIND, Cutter. HANSELMAN & CO., Prop's. One half block south of Wallace House.
FORENOON LUNCH. The proprietor of the ORIOLE SALOON will hereafter furnish a
free lunch from 9 to 11 o'clock a.m. for the benefit of large and small eaters
who may favor him with their patronage.
(Administrator's Notice to Sell Real Estate)... MARTIN STURGEON, Administrator of the estate of JAMES H. FORD, deceased, has filed his petition to sell the real estate... SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.
... Staple and Fancy Groceries. . . .At the new grocery house of D. FINLEY.
Having purchased the large stock of Groceries just opened by VANTRUMP &
CO.... Call and see, second door north of the Bank...
NEW BOOK STORE and NEWS DEPOT. G. G. LONG.... South Side Public Square, Rochester, Ind.
(Sheriff's Sale) JACOB WHITTENBERGER vs THOMAS R. SPARROW and LAURA M. SPARROW... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 24th day of March, 1877... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff of Fulton County.
(Estray Notice) Taken up by the undersigned, living 5-1/2 miles northwest of Rochester, in Richland township reported to THOMAS ADAMSON, a Justice of the Peace, one stray horse Appraised at $19. A. E. PENDLETON.
TEACHERS INSTITUTE, Kewanna, Ind., Feb. 17, 1877 ... (names mentioned) A. J.
HARSH, Miss LUELLA LONG, F. P. HOWELL, H. W. GRAHAM, R. B. MINTON, Miss
ROBINSON, R. W. COX, Miss BAINTER, JOSEPH SLICK, Supt. MYERS, Mr. LOUGH.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, March 10, 1877
HERE AND THERE by DICK SANDS
MILO BRIGHT, by the decision of the "robbers' roost" and
"returning board" Hayes, will probably retain the Akron post office
four years more.
There are many good, improved farms in Henry township for sale... save money by calling on FRED. W. DANIELS, the agent in Akron.
E. A. ARNOLD is fitting up CURTIS' new building at TAMARACK CORNERS for a wayside grocery. And the post office at GRANT should now change hands for the convenience of all concerned.
ANDERSON & KEESECKER have sold the AKRON FLOURING MILLS to Dr. A. M. TOWL, of Sevastopol, on private terms. The doctor intends removing all the machinery up into his home mill for the purpose of increasing its facilities in the flour trade.
ANDY STRONG has rented the Hotel de Kuhn which he expects to run on hotel principles ... possession the first of April...
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
Miss ELLA WALLACE arrived home from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Wednesday night.
Mrs. HAUK, of Logansport, is enjoying herself among her relatives in this place.
Prof. J. G. PEARSON has returned from a long visit to Iowa, likewise D. W. LYON from a trip to Ohio.
The new livery stable in the Wallace House barn is conducted by LEN. DOWNS & CO., and not by PERRY DAVIS, as was previously stated...
E. E. COWGILL has broken ground and placed some of the material convenient for the building of a neat residence on a vacant lot on west Pearl street. J. H. SHELTON is also putting up a residence on West street, south of Pearl.
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Prairie Union school, Mr. B. F. DAWSON teacher, will close Friday next.
Mr. CYRUS ROBBINS is still confined to his house. He has long been suffering the tortures of a severe attack of rheumatism.
Mr. JOHN H. PYLE, well and favorably known in Rochester, is telegraph operator at Robinson, Ill., a growing and flourishing town on the line of the Paris & Danville railroad.
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending March 10, 1877: Mrs. Mattie BARRETT, Lafayette BEARD, Phile DOHERTY, I. H. DAVIS, Messrs. F. & S. HAYS, Chas. E. HAYS, Mollie MILLER, Harvey McBRIDE, Joseph MORT, Frank PENDRY, W. B. PIERCE, Tere F. SMITH, Mrs. Mary STONE, C. W. SMITH, John L. WOLFE. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
(Sheriff's Sale) EDWARD R. WHEELER vs SAMUEL WISE et al...By virtue of an execution to me directed from the Clerk of the Marshall Circuit Court, I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 31st day of March, 1877... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff of Fulton County. CAPRON & CAPRON, Att'ys for Pl'ff.
(Sheriff's Sale) MARY E. TUCKER vs THOMAS F. BAILEY and HENRY W. BAILEY... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 31st day of March, 1877... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton county... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff of Fulton County. M. WINFIELD, Att'y for Pl'ff.
(Administratrix's sale of Real Estate)... CATHARINE SCHOULDER, Administratrix of the estate of ADAM SCHOULDER, deceased, has filed her petition to sell the real estate... SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk. E. CALKINS, Att'y for Petitioner.
RICHLAND TWP. TEACHERS INSTITUTE, Richland Tp. March 3, 1877. (names mentioned) WM. NEWCOMB, Trustee, W. A. DILLON, S. CAVENDER, E. T. HENDERSON, F. E. ZECHIEL, Mrs. MARTINDALE, Mr. RILEY, E. C. MARTINDALE, J. W. COLVIN, J. L. MARTINDALE, Miss. McMAHAN, Mr. REES, Mr. WOLF.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, March 17, 1877
MT. VERNON ITEMS, March 12, 1877
Dr. SEMELROTH contemplates removing to Logansport some time in the spring.
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A young child of GEORGE ADAMS has been sick for some time, and its recovery
is very doubtful.
Mrs. VALENTINE LAWRENCE is almost blind with an attack of sore eyes, from which she has long been a sufferer.
Five families, living a few miles south-west of town, started for Arkansas last Monday, where they expect to locate and live in the future.
Mrs. NORMAN ADAMS started on a visit to Wisconsin last week, where she will remain for some time among friends and relatives in the Badger State.
Property at the sale of SIMEON WEBBER, deceased, sold at good figures, and notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather, there was a large attendance at the sale. The sale took place on Thursday of last week.
Mr. E. R. HERMAN, a Rochester friend, stepped into our sanctum yesterday morning. Mr. Herman contemplates locating in Monticello, and as he is an able lawyer and an excellent citizen, he will be a valuable addition to our list of business men. -Monticello D@RAT.
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Miss LATITIA A. REID and Mr. SHEETS were married last Saturday. The happy
couple start out in life with a family of four children. [see Jean C. and
Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co. Indiana Marriages 1836-1983: ALEXANDER H. SHEETS
m. LETITIA REID March 10, 1877]
There will be an election held at Prairie Union school house this afternoon for the purpose of selecting a teacher for the spring and summer term of school. Among the applicants for the school are Miss DORA PYLE, Miss EMMA ONSTOTT and Miss OLIVE DAVIS.
A good many years ago Miss MAGGIE McCLUNG, now Mrs. JESSE SHIELDS, established the custom of giving a sumptuous dinner on the closing day at Prairie Union, as did Miss "DOT" ERNSPERGER, now Mrs. BATES, at the saw mill school house south of town ... Our young friend, B. F. DAWSON, was the teacher at Prairie Union during the past winter....Prograimne: [names mentioned] Miss JESSIE McBRIDE, Miss MARY BOLLES, .Masterr FRANK ONSTOTT, Miss EMMA ONSTOTT, Master LEW LAWRENCE, Master LEE PYLE, Master LORAN MONTGOMERY, Miss DORA PYLE, LEWIS OSBORNE, Master. CHAS. PYLE, Master LEE MONTGOMERY, Miss EMMA L. PYLE, Miss ANNIE ONSTOTT, Master DUFFIE BOLLES.
KEWANNA ITEMS, March 14, 1877
R. BLAIR is now in Chicago purchasing material for a new building.
Mr. ISAAC ZUCK has returned from his wanderings on the Pacific coast.
Dr. A. R. THOMPSON had a runaway on Saturday last. Mr. Thompson is better, but the sleigh is about the same.
DIED. -Mrs. WRIGHT, a widow living near Bruce's Lake, died on Tuesdav, the !3th inst., after an illness of about two days.
The latest information from Mrs. HARRIETT BALL, of Kansas, is that the cancer of which she has been afflicted will probably be cured.
DIED: -Health in town very good, but since our last several deaths have occurred in Wayne towrship. MARTIN BURNS, JEFFERSON HIZER, and a child of WM. MONTGOMERY departed this life.
FOGLESONG has taken charge of the KEWANNA HOUSE, and R. BLAIR has retired. Mr. Blair intends buidling a nice residence the coming summer on a lot east of JAMES MURRAY'S.
MARRIED. -There was a total eclipse of one HENRY MOON by a Miss WENTZEL, assisted by Rev. W. W. JONES, on Thursday last. She can congratulate herself that during the journev there may be many moons, and one continued Moon shine. Peace be with them. [See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriaizes 1836-1983: HENRY MOON m. CATHARINE WENTZEL March 8, 1877]
H. B. APT secured a home for WILLIAM CHINNETH at the Orphans' Home, of Logansport ...- - - - ELI LEITER.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
Miss ANNA KEITH has presided at the organ during the revival.
DOC. COLLINS and JOHN MURPHY have sold their restaurants and retired.
ED. HORTON is meeting with good success in selling pianos and organs. Ed. is a player, tuner and singer.
Miss MOLLIE HORTON lately arrived home from Fort Dodge, Iowa, where she astonished the natives in manipulating the ivory.
Doctor S. S. TERRY made a pleasure trip to the blue grass State lately, and was accompanied home by his brother, HENRY TERRY, of Caseyville, Kentucky.
BEN. MECHLING arrived in this place in time to attend his sister's wedding. He hails from Hillsdale, Michigan, and reports the dry goods traffic in that vicinity in a flourishing condition. He will return next week.
Young JOHN MILLER, of Windsor, Canada, shook hands with his many friends in this place this week. Lake breezes and Canadian hash appears to agree with him. While here he was the guest of his brother-in-law, DAN. AGNEW.
MARRIED. -At the bride's home, by the Rev. F. S. HERSHY, at half past six o'clock Wednesday evening, WILLIAM H. SHELTON to AMANDA MECHLING, both of this place.....
The following letter was received bv J. S. SLICK one day this week concerning the death of ALLEN HURST, who was raised in this county about two miles west of Kewanna: Woodville, Miss., March 8, 1877. ALLEN HURST was killed on the evening of the 23d of December last, and I should have written you about it before, but press of business, political excitement, etc., have so far prevented. He was shot, and from the best accounts was killed instantly, though there appears to have been no one present but himself and the slayer. We are satisfied he brought it on himself. The trouble occurred at night at the house of the slayer. Allen went there and made some violent demonstrations and threats, and the man of the house shot him dead. It is hard to get at the truth, but those who profess to know best say that prolific source of such affairs - a woman - was at the bottom of it. The courts have not yet investigated the matter, as the affair occurred in Louisiana, some 10 or 15 miles south of bere, and you know they have no courts in Louisiana, nor will have until the Governor dispute is settled. The body was by the Odd Fellows brought to this place and with appropriate ceremonies buried in their cemetery. Everything was done decently and in order. Yours verv truly. H. S. VAN EATON.
DIED. -At his home in Wavne township last Wednesday, Mr. JOHN BEATTIE, aged 36 years.
He was a member of the Baptist church for twelve years and was well known and highly respected in the community in which he lived. He leaves a large family to mourn the loss of a loved father.
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Prof. JOHN G. PEARSON has returned.
Twentv-five inmates at the Poor House.
ALLIE RYLAND's pleasant countenance is now occasionally seen in the Post office.
The addition of JOHNNY PARSON's bugle to the ROCHESTER CORNET BAND is a valuable acquisition.
The congregation assembled at the OPERA HALL last Sunday evening was estimated at over six hundred.
GEORGE SHARPE, of Cheap Store fame, is now conducting a dry goods store in Tippecanoe City, Ohio.
DENTAL NOTICE. I will be at Akron March 28th, at Dr. JOHNSON's office, prepared to do all kinds of Dental work. All work warranted. W. H. STEPHENSON, Dentist.
... call on PUTMAN & SHOEMAKER, agents for the Howe Sewing Machine Co., one door west of Kirtland's book store.
DOWNS & CO., proprietors of the new livery stable in the Wallace House barn, are now prepared to furnish the traveling public with good rigs at reasonable rates.
(Sheriff's Sale) SOLOMON WAGONER vs HENRY B. JAMISON I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 7th day of April, 1877.,. Lot numbered three hundred and sixty-seven (367) in Robbins & Harter's addition to the town of Rochester... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff of Fulton County. E. STURGEON, Att'y for Pl'ff.
(Executor's Sale) ... JOHN R. BLAUSSER, Executor of the last will and
testament of JACOB BLAUSSER, deceased, will sell at public auction at the late
residence of the testator, 1-3/4 miles northeast of Kewanna, Indiana, on
Saturday, the 31st day of March, 1877... personal property, horses, hogs,
cattle, farming implements, household and kitchen furniture...
(Notice to Non-Resident)... ALFRED M. ROBBINS vs CHRISTOPHER C. DAVIS, et al... that said defendant, Christopher C. Davis, is not a resident of the State of Indiana... this 27th day of February, 1877. SA.MUEL KEFLY, Clark.
(Administrator's Notice to Sell Real Estate) ... that MARTIN STURGEON,
Administrator of the estate of JAMES H. FORD, deceased, has filed his petition
to sell the real estate... SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.
RORHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, March 24, 1877
The literary Society at PRAIRIE UNION will close next Friday night with an
Our young friend, R. C. WALLACE, is filling the position of deputy Sheriff very creditably and acceptably.
We understand that the GRANGE who have been holding their meetings at Prairie Union, are about to dispose of their "traps" and are talking of disbanding.
The election at Prairie Union school house last Saturday, held for the purpose of selecting a teacher for the spring and summer school, resulted in favor of Miss EMMA ONSTOTT by a majority of one vote.
CHARLEY PLANK says he has taught his first and last school. He does not believe he was cut out and trimmed for a rural teacher. Like "Nasby," he would rather be postmaster...
HERE AND THERE by DICK SANDS
CHARLEY BEERY is down with typhoid fever.
WM. BITTERS is preparing to convert mud into brick.
Mrs. A. T. BITTERS enjoyed herself among her many friends in this vicinity lately.
HENRY VALENTINE has won the reputation of being the best bootmaker in Northern Indiana.
The Akron Sunday school is in a flourishing condition with Mrs. HARTER as Superintendent.
BILLY STRONG, the young thoroughbred musician, will shape young ideas in the Akron school house during the coming summer.
JACOB WHITTENBERGER has traded his land in Richland township to DAVID CARR for his farm on the river in Newcastle. Jacob "boots" Dave eighteen hundred dollars.
HUNTER and STEPHENSON gave another of their musical concerts in Gilead last week to a full house and the bill boards in Akron announce their "coming" March 28th at DILLON's Hall.
MART. BECKELHEIMER, the young man who two years ago was tried and convicted in the Warsaw court for the murder of Miss VANDERMARK and received sentence for life, has by a petition extensively circulated and signed by all the influential men of Kosciusko county, been granted a new hearing in the April term.
MT. VERNON ITEMS, March 19, 1877
DIED. -On Wednesday, the 14th inst., JOHN J. BEATTIE, aged 35 years and 9
The deceased was born and raised in this township. He leaves a wife and seven children and many warm friends to mourn their loss. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. H. W. BALL in the Mt. Vernon Baptist church, in which he was a member for more than eleven years, after which the remains were taken to the Lake Cemetery and interred beside his father.
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The GALT HOUSE is in full blast.
WILLIAM WALLACE has rented the EMPIRE MILL.
SAM. SWKRTWOOD is making record at the Recorder's office.
Mr. CLIFFORD, the ticket agent at this place, is a polite, affable and accommodating gentleman.
One breach of promise, one seduction, one bastardy and two rape cases are docketed for the next term of Court. Whew!
DIED. -PETER BROKAW, well and favorably known throughout the county, died on last Monday and was buried on the following Tuesday.
BELL ICE is a competent witness and in very plain terms and few words detailed to his Honor, 'Squire REES, the manner in which a certain amorous youth by the name of COLE, who resides in virtuous Henry, tried to bulldoze her. Cole was bound over to answer her complaint the next term of Court.
KEWANNA ITEMS, March 21, 1877
Mrs. JACKSON, of Indianapolis, a former resident of this place, was
telegraphed for on Sunday last to attend the funeral of Mr. MILLS' child, which
took place on Tuesday. She arrived on Monday and will remain a few days with her
friends at this place.
MILT. HILAND, the undertaker, has sent out seven coffins within the last month, which is as many as he has ever sent out in the same length of time since he has been in business....
DIED. -On March 16th, 1877, Mrs. LOVEY MOHLER, aged 71 years. Funeral services at the M.E. church on Sunday by Father SPARKS.
She was buried under due ceremonies by the I.O.O.F. She was an old resident of this community and has been gradually failing for months past.
-On Sunday, March 18th, 1877, CLARA BELLE MILLS, aged 5 years, 3 months and 1 day.
Clara Belle had not been well for some days previous to her death, but nothing serious was thought to be the matter, and on Saturday she played around as usual and went to bad with her parents seemingly very peart. At 11 o'clock she was discovered in a sinking and unconscious state, in which condition she remained until she breathed her last at 2 o'clock in the morning. The funeral services were held at the M.E. church on Tuesday, conducted by Father SPARKS and the members of the Sunday school, of which she was a member. Six of the smaJI scholars were chosen pall bearers and the small scholars, assisted by Miss LONG, composed the choir. This sad and sudden bereavement was almost more than the parents could bear, being their only child and taken almost without a moment's ,warning. From that household a jewel has been taken and a vacant chair is left. The playthings that once made them happy only aid in making them sad, The flower nipped so early shall bloom again in heaven and be a tie to bind their hearts more firmly there. - - - - ELI LEITER.
HERE AND THERE by DICK SANDS
DAVID SHAFFER, just south of Akron, has traded farms with his daughter, Mrs.
RITTER, three miles north of Rochester. Possession, April 1st.
The chandeliers for the church are received and put in their places. I am informed that they were selected by Hon. A. C. COPELAND at Indianapolis.
The post office at GRANT should be moved to corners near the Rochester road, thereby accommodating the hack line and nearly all of the citizens between Akron and Rochester.
MARION REITER is the polite young man that is now slinging calico for CHARLES BEERY. Right-er will not wrong her, so you will be safe in sending your girl to trade with him.
Rev. A. J. LEWELLYN has delivered his farewell sermon and retires to "pastures green and fields anew."
TOM WYRICK is in Gilead and every evening shows "the boys" how it is done over in Rochester. Tom is "banker" and allows no squealing when the "board" fails to buck the "tiger" successfully. Peppermint drops are used for chips.
WILLIAM COLE, a lad of sixteen summers, whose animal propensities run off with his brains, lately waylaid a young girl of virtue and muscle by the name of ELIZABETH ICE. After refusing to comply with his insulting request, which she rebuked, he sought to accomplish his hellish designs by force. She let her left duke collide with his hash box and "foul" play was declared by the old gent. The case was tried before 'Squire REES last Saturday and the boy gave bail to appear at the next term of the Circuit Court.
BIGFOOT BUNIONS - A HOUSE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING, March 22, 1877.
P. H. COPLEN is very sick with sinking chills.
DAVTD HAGANS, after an absence of seven vears, has returned and is said to be worth several thousand dollars in mining property. He expects to return in a few days taking his wife and children with him. The mines he claims to own are in Colorado, near Silver City. Since he has been here the western fever has got hold of PETER JEFFRIES and wife, G. GROVES, REUBEN BATTS and son and ADAM STULTS, who expect to go back with Hagans. We predict they will see the elephant.
Last Tuesday G. HUTCHISON had a sale. The morning was fine, everybody anticipated a nice day, but in the afternoon heavy thunder and lightning and at the same time a fearful snow storm raged, and by five o'clock it had changed to rain, the heavy thunder and lightning continuing. After nearly all the people had left the sale the house was struck bv lightning, entering the flue and passing down the stove-pipe into the stove. The electricity passed out at the back of the stove, down through the floor into the cellar wall, knocking out a portion. PETER BUSENBERG was struck on the bark of the leg by the knee joint and had a hole cut in his boot. It then passed to the feet of Mrs. HUTCHISON, tearing holes in both her shoes and then to the cellar door. GEORGE HUTCHISON was just coming out of the cellar and received a severe shock. Those that it hit suffered distressing pains for a few hours, but all are getting better.
(Administrator's Notice to Settle) ... CONRAD HAIMBAUGH, Administrator de bonus non of AIMREW J. HOLMES, deceased, has filed his petition to settle said estate as insolvent... SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk. March 23, 1877.
Town people and Countrv people are cordially invited to call at RICHEY'S RESTAURA@T, Murphy's Old Stand, where warm meals are served at all hours at reasonable rates, Oysters and Ice Cream in their season, Choice Cigars ... Confectionaries ... Remember the place, two doors north of Gould's Store. A few Day Boarders can be accommodated at Low Rates. CHAS. RICHEY.
(Sale of POTTOWATTOMIE MILLS Property) Pursuant to the order of the Cass Circuit Court made on March 15. 1877. I, BENJAMIN H. SMITH, Guardian of JESSIE TABER, will sell at private sale at not less than the appraised value... $10,085 ... the following described real estate belonging to JESSIE TABER, to-wit- The Pottowattomie Mills tract, situate in sections 31 and 32 of Michigan Road Lands, and section 9, township 30, north of range 3 east, including the Pattowattomie Grist Mills.. buildings, machinery, races, dam and all the mill and water improvements belonging to the same in and adjacent to the town of Rochester, in Fulton county, Indiana, also part of lots No. 1, 50, 51, 52, 53 and 54 with the triangle of land adjacent to lot No. 1 in the new plat of said down of Rochester... B. H. SMITH, Guardian. Logansport, Ind., March 16, 177.
(Sheriff's Sale) BENJAMIN NOFTSGER vs EMANUEL CLARK... I will expose
at public sale... Saturday, the 14th day of April, 1877... The undivided one-sixth (1/6) in value of the undivided two-thirds (2/3) in value of (real estate, described) situate in Fulton coLmty... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff of Fttlton County. SHRYOCK & CONNER, Atty's for Pl'ff.
LOC&L AND MISCELLANEOUS
BEN. VAWTERS is assisting WM. WALLACE in running the EMPIRE MILL.
JAMES S. CHAPIN was confined to his bed last week, but is now able to be about and sound his B flat occasionally.
A queenly appearing lady, a Mrs. EATON of New Hampshire, is visiting bar brother, the Rev. C. H. KIMBALL, in this place.
After receiving a dispatch last night Rev. C. H. KIMBALL left for New Hampshire, to be at the bedside of his dying father.
DIED. ROBERT JEWELL's aged father-in-law, Mr. CHARLES HARRIS, died at his son-in-law's residence near the lake Thursday night.
The commodious store room known as the CORNELIUS corner will soon be occupied by the enterprising grocer, FRED. BOSENBERG.
L. M. MONTGOMERY and Dr. HARTER own real estate near Indianapolis that will be enhanced in value by the building of the Belt Railway.
Mr. SHORES has moved his stock of groceries into Mrs. HOLEMAN's building. The balance of the old wooden row will soon disappear.
LEVI EMRICK says he is not a third termer and has had enough of the Town Clerk's office. Who can the Republicans nominate that will run as well?
SHIELDS & REED bought eight head of the finest cattle ever brought to this market for slaughtering purposes ....
DIED. -An aged woman in the southern part of the county by the name of BROKAW died yesterday morning. Her husband died this week also. (See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Mt. Zion Cemetery, ADALINE F., wife of P. S. BROKAW, d. Mar. 23, 1877, age 57yr & 2mo. PETER S., d. Mar. 19, 1877, age 64yr-llmo-19da.
The Grange store has removed from the Gould corner to a room near the Bank. D. S. GOULD will occupy the corner used by him for so many years and E. KIRTLAND will take possession of the room vacated by Gould. Mrs. MORROW, with a millinery establishment, will open up in Kirtland's old stand.
FRANK ERNSPERGER and D. R. MARTIN are entitled to the thanks of the people of Rochester, and especially the school children, for their very valuable services with their snow plow. After each heavy fall of snow this winter they have been out with their plow and cleared the walks...
Our young and esteemed friend T. J. McCLARY was taken suddenly and seriously ill a week ago with paralysis of his lower limbs which has since developed into spinal menengitis. He is at this time in a very critical condition but there are hopes of his recovery.
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending
March 24, 1877 t John BLANK, Alexander CHAMP, Miss Etta DONLEY, Mrs. Sarah
McELFRESH, Miss Emma MILLER, Thomas NORRIS, M. W. RENNELLS. - - - - Mrs. E. J.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, March 31, 1877
The "ROCHESTER ENTERPRISE," a new publication of this place, made its appearance yesterday. It is a neat little sheet of 1,000 circulation and was edited and published by W. E. CAROTHERS in the interest of the business men of Rochester. It has met with great favor and may call forth another edition some time in the future.
SENTINEL SHOTS by SHORT STOP
Why wouldn't JAY SHIELDS make a good Town Clerk?
Mrs. MINNIE HUGHSTON, of Michigan City, is now visiting her parents and friends at this place.
Miss LIBBIE MATTHEWS. a handsome and intelligent young lady from Peru, is visiting the WALLACE girls.
FRANK BITTERS, who has just concluded a successful term of school in Marshall county, has returned to his home near Akron and will remain there during the summer, devoting his time to the study of medicine under the tutorship of Dr. HARTER.
FRANK TERRY, who graduates at Ann Arbor in June next, returned to his home in this place a few days ago to visit his parents and friends. Frank is a thoroughbred and will some day hang out his shingle as a son of Esculapius or an advocate of Blackstone.
KEWANNA ITEMS, March 28, 1877
Miss EMMA COOK is on the sick list, but is thought to be improving.
Miss LYDIA KAHLER, the little woman, is visiting friends at this place at present.
THOMAS MILLS is visiting his brother, L. C. MILLS, at this place. He is lately from the mining regions of Pennsylvania. - - - - ELI LEITER.
(Sheriff's Sale) PETER MEREDITH vs ALEXANDER C. COOK and NAPOLEON B. COOK... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 21st day of April, 1877 ... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton county... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff of Fulton County.
(Notice of Administration) ... JAMES WARE appointed Administrator
of the estate of JOHN J. BEATTIE, late of Fulton county, deceased...
(Administrator's Sale) ... the undersigned, Administrator of the estate of JOHN J. BEATTIE, deceased I will sell at public auction at the late residence of the decedent, 11, miles northwest of Marshtown, Wavne township, on Wednesday, the 18th day of April, 1877 ... horses, cattle, hogs, lsheep, corn. wheat, farming implements, household furniture, &c... JAMES WARE, Adm'r.
(Notice of Administration) ... E. B. TIPPY appointed Administrator of the estate of LUCINDA MITCHELL, late of Fulton county, deceased... March 27, 1877.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
T. J. McCLARY has recovered so as to be upon the streets again.
Miss BECCA TIVIS, of Tipton, Ind., is visiting Mrs. WM. CARTER.
MEADE SHIELDS is at home from Greencastle. He returns to his M.D. studies again soon.
CHAS. HINMAN will soon have his large store room in the CENTENNIAL block ready for occupancy.
Mr. LONG, of POTTAWATTOMIE MILL fame, has been spending a few days among his old friends at this place this week. His residence is at Columbia City.
Mr. FRANK WAGNER, principal of the Kewanna graded school, enjoyed himself among his friends in this place this week. His school commences again next Monday.
Miss HILTON and Mrs. E. CALKINS visited their friends at Peru this week.
Mr. and Mrs. AL. G. PUGH take this method of returning sincere thanks to their many friends who gave them such a pleasant surprise on last Tuesday evening and bestowed intrinsic presents upon the occasion of their eleventh wedding anniversary.
DIED. -JACOB GOSS, father and grandfather of the large family of Gosses of this county, died very suddenlv at the residence of GEORGE REAM, five miles west of town, on Wednesday. The old gentleman was 84 years, 10 months and 17 days of age and had been enjoying the best of health all winter. On Wednesday he ate a hearty dinner and had just gotten up from the table when he fell over upon the floor and expired in a few minutes. He was an old settler of the county and a very worthy gentleman.
-Mrs. SARAH WHITTENBERGER, wife of WILLIAM WHITTENBERGER, died at their home two and a half miles west of Akron, last Thursday morning. Our informant thinks that she was afflicted with both dropsy and consumption. She was a daughter of ALEXANDER CURTIS, and was known as an estimable lady by all of her acquaintances.
BILLY CARTER informs his many friends and patrons in Rochester that he will continue to furnish them with a fine quality of ice ... Having had seven years' experience in the ice trade... He furthermore says that if GEORGE NORRIS' ice is no better than his brick he had better keep it under cover.
THE NEW ICE FIRM. Having put up a large lot of ice we would say to the citizens of Rochester and all others, that Mr. TOBIAS GOSS will deliver ice day or night... We have not been in the ice business seven vears, but have been in the brick business for twenty years, but never went around with any petition for the purpose of getting signers to obligate themselves to take all of their brick of us ... GEO. W. NORRIS, TOBIAS GOSS.
BUILDING BRICK. I will sell this season good Brick for building at the
following low prices: At the yard for $4.25 per thousand; delivered in Rochester
for $5.50 per thousand.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday. April 7. 1877
MT. VERNON ITEMS, April 4, 1877
Mr. H. PHILLIPS, of the firm of PHILLIPS & LEITER, of Kewanna, has been here invoicing their goods.
CHIPS FROM RICHLAND by JACK FROST
A row occurred at Germany school house on Tuesday evening, March 17th, where
an exhibition was being held. The effect of which was two disfigured craniums.
Participants, ANDERSON and OVERMIRE.
Miss LOUISA PETERS has traded her farm to one Mr. HALL, of Logansport, for property in Pulaski and are about to change places ...
SENTINEL SHOTS by SHORT STOP
JAKE SLICK has got a clean yard, LEROY ARMSTRONG
cleaned it and it looks well.
Rev. KIMBALL, who was called away so suddenly to the bedside of his father, who is now dead, returned last Tuesday and will occupy his pulpit to-morrow as usual.
Miss LYDIA SAMUELS, an estimable young lady of this place, left for the far west on last Wednesday. It is whispered around that she is to be married as soon as she arrives at St. Louis. Peace, plenty and happiness.
It is reported that Miss ELLA KEWNEY is about to captivate a real, genuine gentleman of royalty -- he is a native of Germany and is recognized there by the title of Baron VON EHRENSTEIN. He is reputed to be worth $250,000 all told. We congratulate you, Miss Ella, and may the God of plenty ever hover around your hearthstone and crown you and yours with His eternity and happiness. We are informed, however, that he has a weakness which manifests itself only during a severe thunderstorm. Acquaint yourself with all the facts, Ella, and be ready for any emergency.
KEWANNA ITEMS. April 4, 1877
Mrs. E. L. YARLOT and son are visiting at her parents at this place at
Pa and grandpa HOWELL are well pleased with a 10 lb. Tilden boy that serves as an organ at their house. No April "foolen" about this.
TIMOTHY JAYNE, an honest farmer living two miles south of town, intends moving to Minnesota and spend a year or more in that climate for his health.
Rev. ANDREW BABCOCK has been called to preach at the Harold school house and at this place. He preached at the M.E. church on last Saturday night. - - - - ELI LEITER.
The following are the Grand and Petit Jurors for the April term of the Circuit Court, commencing on Monday, April 23, 1877: (Grand Jurors) WM. H. VANMETER, DAVID EDWARDS, ALVIN ROBBINS, GEORGE SURGUY, HIRAM MICKEY, SALMON COLLINS. (Petit Jurors) GEO. W. McCLATCHEY, P. S. TROUTMAN, JOHN SALES, WM. E. GREGORY, A. V. HOUSE, JESSE L. MARTINDALE, JACOB PUTMAN, JAMES SEVERNS, JOHN H. MILLER, SAMUEL McCLURE, HUGH BRYANT, JOHN E. McCAUGHEY.
C. H. CHAPPELL, a gentleman who has been doing a good business in the jewelry and watchmaking line in the CENTENNIAL block for some months past, packed up his kit and started for his home in Michigan last Saturday. He was a quiet, peaceable and good citizen, and we regret that Rochester did not suit him for a business location.
DIED. Mrs. MATILDA KUHN died at her residence in Akron, Ind., on
Thursday morning, April 5th, 1877, aged 66 vears, 7 months and 20 days.
Mrs. Kuhn was born in Northampton county, Pa., August 16th, 1810, where she was married to ANDREW KUHN, who departed this life about a year ago. From there they removed to Columbia county, Pa., in 1830, and from thence to this State in 1856. During the last twenty years of her life she has lived at Akron and served in the capacity as hostess and landlady of the MONTOUR HOUSE. In that position she had a host of friends among the traveling public who made it convenient to frequently refresh themselves from her bounteous table and receive her hearty welcome. As a mother who raised a large family there never was one more loving and tender. Her hands were ever open to help the poor and needy and her sympathies went out to all in distress. Her little acts of kindness and words of cheer made her a fast friend and favorite among all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance and many hearts will be saddened by the thought that "mother Kuhn" is no more. Her health had been failing for some months, but none were looking for her death so suddenly. On Wednesday she retired to her room for the night apparently in as good health as usual. On Thursday morning she was found in her bed cold and lifeless, no one witnessing the departure of her spirit. It is a severe shock to her friends and relatives, as well as to the whole community. Her funeral will take place to-day, the services being conducted bv Rev. C. H. KIMBALL of this place.
-A. E. STUCKEY, a gentleman well and favorably known throughout the county and particularly so in Newcastle township, died at his residence in Bloomingsburg on Thursday morning. His funeral took place yesterday at eleven o'clock and was largely attended. He was a member oi the Bloomingsburg Lodge, F. & A.M., and for his upright character, devotion to the Order and thorough knowledge of the work, he was given the most exalted position in the lodge -- that of Worshipful Master, which place he held at the time of his death. His remains were deposited in their last resting place according to the rites and ceremonies of that ancient institution, many of the brethren of this place assisting. Mr. Stuckev has been engaged for some time in the dry goods trade at Bloomingsburg and was 38 years of age.
HOLD ON. Hold on for the great auction sale of buggies and spring wagons ... in front of the Court House, Rochester, Ind., on Saturdfay, April 28th, 1877... All work made at the FULTON COUNTY CARRIAGE FACTORY .... A. RIMES.
(Public Sale) The undersigned will offer for sale at public auction at his residence three miles southeast of Rochester... Tuesday, April 10, 1877 (personal property) ... ED. ALSPACH.
(Administrator's Sale) ... the undersigned, Administrator of the estate of ELIZABETH L. WRIGHT, deceased. will offer for sale at public auction at the late residence of the decedent in Union township, Fulton county... Saturday, April 28th, 1877... (personal property) ... JOSEPH BRUCE, Administrator.
(Notice of Administration) ... JOSEPH BRUCE appointed Administrator of the estate of ELIZABETH L. WRIGHT, late of Fulton county, deceased... April 3, '77.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
Rochester now supports three good barber shops.
FRANK KEWNEY, of this place, is one of the guards at the Michigan City penitentiary.
Mr. ALEXANDER CURTIS, of Akron, is making preparations to take a pleasure trip to California.
Capt. JOHN BEEBER and wife have been spending this week with their friends at this place.
The old frame building formerly occupied by JOHN EDWARDS is moving northward for a new location.
JAMES PYLE lost a valuable young horse on Easter Sunday, by death. There was no "April fool" about this.
A new SIDEWALK greets the weary straggler who meanders in front of the old CENTENNIAL building.
The SENTINEL circulates in all of the counties adjoining Fulton, consequently is an excellent advertising medium.
HICKS, the new barber, has purchased the room now occupied by the colored barbers. JERRY [BARBER] will find a new location in a short time.
DIED. -JOHN H. RALSTIN, son of YOUNG RALSTIN, deceased, died at the residence of his mother, six miles north of town, on Thursday. He was aged 20 vears, 6 months and 13 davs. His funeral will take place this afternoon.
Where all the TRAMPS come from is quite a mystery. Scarcely a night passes
that the night watchmen do not pick up a number of them and put them in the lock
up. On Thursday night five were overtaken and put in the cooler until morning
and then sent on their way hungry and footsore.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, April 14, 1877
ROUNDABOUT by SPECS
Mrs. ANSON MERRICK is on the sick list -- not dangerous.
VALENTINE LAWRENCE and family talk of going to Arkansas next fall.
School will commence at PRAIRIE UNION next Monday, Miss EMMA ONSTOTT, teacher.
EDWARD ALSPACH and family propose going to California and Oregon in search of a home and with the hope of improved health.
The Sunday school at Prairie Union school house was reorganized last Sabbath with the following officers: ELIJAH MILLER, Superintendent; VALENTINE LAWRENCE, Assistant Superintendent; A. McBRIDE, Secretary; "DOC" OSBORNE, Librarian; CHAS. H. SMITH, Treasurer... Mr. Miller was Superintendent of the same school last summer and gave general satisfaction
OBITUARY. -It is with a heart full of sadness that we announce that our
fellow townsman, A. E. STIJCKEY, is no more of earth. He departed this life
April 5th, 1877. at the age of 34 years, with that fell destroyer, typhoid
fever, at the residence of GEORGE KESSLER. His death has enshrouded our town in
mourning -- each one and all our citizens feel that a noble man and true friend
has been removed from our midst. He was a member of the Yellow Creek Baptist
church, also a charter member of the Masonic fraternity at Bloomingsburg, Ind.
He was born in the State of Ohio; his parents moved to Marshall county, Ind.,
when he was but a child, where he resided until he arrived to manhood. A few
years ago he purchased a tract of wild land in Fulton county and improved it.
While residing on his farm a little over two vears ago he lost his wife and
children. About one year ago he engaged in the mercantile business with George
Kessler and continued in that business up till the time of his death.
(resolutions of respect from Bloomingsburg Lodge, No. 489, F. & A.M., N. J. CLYMER, O. K. GROVE. A. NELLANS, Com.)
Miss MOLLIE BROWN, Miss ANNA KEITH and Miss DAVIS returned home from Galveston this week where they attended the Y.M.C.A. convention.
MARRIAGE LICENSES issued by the County Clerk since March 1, 1877: John RICHARDSON to Ella JONSON. Henry MOON to Cathrine WENTZEL. Jay CROWEL to Viola DONILY. A. G. SINKS to Rosanna BABCOCK. John CALHOUN to Minerva JONES. Alex. SHEETS to Letitia REID. Frank BROSMIRE to Elizabeth SHADLE. Wm. H. SHELTON to Amanda MECHLING. Henry MOW to Hannah W. BARNETT. James BAER to Nancy M. SWYERS. Solomon COLLINS to Sarah SMITH. Martin CONNOR to Ida JOHNSTON. Jos. R. VINCENT to Mary SWISHER. Franklin SWISHER to Bell SWISHER. John A. LARGE to Mary J. FRY. Wm. M. GORSLINE to Olive GREEN. Ambrose T. EHERNMAN to Cyntha BYBEE. Robert MARSHALL to Cathrine LONG. John H. CURRAN to Caroline MARSHMAN. Edward NEWCOMER to Mary REICHARD. Edwin E. HOWLAND to Belle CONNOR. John A. ROUCH to Ellen CLAYTON. Geo. MYERS to Louisa McMAHAN. Jacob H. HOOVER to Ellen BRUMFIELD.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
FRED. HICKS' red, white and blue pole is the best barber sign in town.
C. K. BITTERS, of Akron, returned to his studies at Valparaiso this week.
Mr. A. B. KOONTZ, of Peru, has concluded not to move his family to this place, but will remain in the employ of Mr. HEFFLEY as usual.
MARRIED. -GEORGE MYERS and Miss LOUISA M. McMAHAN were married at the residence of the bride's parents on Thursday evening by Rev. A. V. HOUSE.
CHARLEY PLANK and CURG. RANNELLS are to be the proprietors of the new book store with a post office addition-if they can get it. It will be located at Kirtland's old stand.
PHILANDER RALSTIN, a young man recently married, is having more trouble than usually falls to the lot of a married man. He is charged by MARTHA MECHLING with being the father of an unborn, illegitimate child and has been bound over for his appearance at the next term of the Circuit Court.
REMOVED. JOSEPH SIDMORE has removed his boot and shoe shop to the first door south of the Wallace House ....
FOR SALE. A good mare, buggy and harness will be sold by me at a great
bargain. Apply at once. JOHN W. SMITH.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, April 21, 1877
ROUNDABOUT by SPECS
Old Mr. ONSTOTT is on the sick list.
SAMUEL CONGER's child is still sick, but is likely to recover.
Mrs. ANSON MERRICK's illness was much more serious than my item of last week would seem to indicate. She has been confined to her bed for some days, and it has been necessary for a nurse to watch over her during the night.
Last Saturday afternoon a little son of CHAS. WALLACE, living about two miles southwest of Rochester, was taking some fire to the woods for the purpose of burning brush, when his vest caught fire, and pulling it off threw it on the ground near the stable. Some straw on the ground taking fire, the flames rapidly communicated to the stable, which was burned down, together with a corn crib and two hen houses. Two mules were taken from the stable just as the roof was falling in. The residence and a stack of hay came near burning down, and had it not been for WM. REED, who was present, the house would not have been saved.
SENTINEL SHOTS by SHORT STOP
Mr. WILLIAM PENCE, a voung married man who resided in the south part of town, took his faithful wife to Greenwood, this State, about two weeks ago, and after visiting there a few days she returned home to await the coming of her landlord, who soon wrote to her that he must go to Pontiac, Ill., to attend to important business. He went and she waited, but her patient waiting was soon discovered to be in vain, for her beloved husband had eloped with a charming young maiden that he had long since learned to love and embrace. CARRIE BABCOCK is the euphonious name of the lovelv girl that was reared under the same room with lustful "BILL" PENCE, and she now leads the way to distant lands with this obtuse young man following. Pence accumulated over a thousand dollars in cash before leaving, and it is supposed that he placed considerable cash in the possession of his admiration, who met him some place in Illinois, where they journeyed westward to Omaha, at which place they were heard from. The chances are that they are near the Golden Gate of the Pacific before this date, indulging in sin, pleasure and luxury, while those left behind are sorrowing away the unpleasant days and nights that have so unexpectedly and suddenlv come upon them. Lured on bv love and lust, he tore himesif away from a happy home, leaving his first love in bereavement. "Nor less was she in heart affected, but she masked it with modesty, for fear she should of lightness be detected."
(Notice of Administration) ... GEORGE H. POTTS appointed Administrator of the estate of LOVEY MOHLER. late of Fulton county, deceased... April 17, '77.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
WM. GREEN, the successful school furniture man, has commenced the erection of
a new residence a few squares south of Montgomery's elevator.
The energetic young teacher, Mr. FRANK HAIMBAJGH, checked his white shirts for Valparaiso last Monday where he will attend the "Normal" ten weeks.
Miss ELLA REX, who has been visiting at Chambersburg, Pa., since last December, returned home yesterday, much improved in health and mind by the pleasant trip.
JONATHAN DAWSON has completed the enumeration of the school children within the corporation and finds the number of males to be 340, females 366; total, 706. This shows a gain over last year of 22.
Two young bloods known as ALVY CUFFLE and CLINT. DAVIDSON attended a singing school a few miles east of here the other night, and after indulging in some harsh language soon engaged in the "manly art" commonly known as knocking. An old grudge has existed between the parties for some time, and they adopted this intellectual mode of settlement, which brought them both before 'Squire REES, who fined them in accordance with the extent of their pugilistic qualities.
The nucleus of a YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION has been formed at this
place by over thirty persons who have expressed a willingness to become members.
We are informed that the organization will be perfected on next Monday evening.
(Farm for Sale) The undersigned will sell his farm, that is desirably located two miles north of Marshtown. It is a well improved farm and consists of 102-1/2 acres, with two good houses and a large barn. Convenient school and church privileges. Good water and plenty of timber. Terms easy. Call on or address MICHAEL KANE, Blue Grass, Fulton Co., Ind.
MT. VERNON ITEMS. April 16, 1877
CHRIS. LAMBERT, who has been sick for some time, is now about again.
Why, it is a boy and JOE CUNNINGHAM is as happy as a big sunflower.
A Sabbath school has been organized at the Grass Creek school house with JAMES M. HORN as Superintendent.
BLOOMINGSBURG ITEMS by LITTLE NELL
Mrs. ELLEN FOUTRY has been very low with typhoid fever, but is so that she
can sit up a part of the time now.
School commenced on April 9th with Miss M. L. NELLANS as teacher, and as this is her first school we hope that she may be instrumental in advancing her pupils in the paths of usefulness and knowledge.
MARRIED. -Mr. ISAAC HIGHWAY and Miss ELLEN SULLIVAN were married at the residence of HENRY BOWMAN last Sunday. The marriage ceremony was administered by Elder WHITMAN...
ROCHESTER SENTINEL. Saturday, April 28, 1877
ROUNDABOUT bv SPECS
Miss DORA PYLE has the school at White Walnut school house, three miles
northwest of Rochester.
MILTON WILEY has purchased the farm of PETER MEHRLY, two miles southwest of town. Said farm contains ten acres, more or less.
Miss MOLLIE EMRICK, of Rochester, will teach this coming summer at the New School House, northwest of town.
Miss ELLA BARB, of Rochester, will teach the "young idea how to shoot" in Richland township ....
Miss EMMA L. PYLE will teach the summer term of school at Yellow Creek school house, in Newcastle township ...
JOHN H. PYLE, well known in Rochester, and who is telegraph operator at Robinson, Illinois, is expected home next month. It is hinted he will come single and return doubled.
Miss ELIZA J. REID is to be the teacher at "Dead Men's College," in Richland township, the coming summer ...
BLOOMINGSBURG ITEMS by LITTLE NELL
LEWIS KING died April 25th. of the life destroyer, lung fever.
Old JESSE EMMONS has been on the sick list for several davs, but is not dangerous.
DIED. -The daughter of WILLIAM GORDON died ADril 25th, of the croup.
Mrs. JOHNSON was visiting her daughter last week, at Mr. GROVES.
JESSE HAMLET killed a snake last week that measured six and a half feet in length. The snake was killed on the farm of E. COPLIN.
We see P. C. DUMBAULD's new huxter wagon is on the road. Now children gather the eggs in baskets and the rags in sacks for P. C. D. wants them.
SENTINEL SHOTS by SHORT STOP
TOM. WALLACE, of Greenville, O., has been here looking up his interest in the WALLACE estate.
KEWANNA ITEMS, April 25, 1877
HENSON BENNETT has built a neat little barn on his lot in town.
JOHN LEITER and H. HOWELL are attending the Valparaiso Normal school.
Mr. WM. MOORE and lady both appear to be enjoving the age of sweet sixteen.
JAMES MAHAFFEY and family have emigrated to Starke county.
Dr. JAMES SMITH is very sick. There are but faint hopes of his recovery.
WM. MOGLE is pleased with the count of the late returning board -- a son and daughter.
MARRIED. -No preventing Providence or "backing out." S. J. BARGER and Miss EMMA COOK will be joined in matrimony by Rev. WM. READER to-morrow at 1 p.m. I have thought for some time that he needed a Cook.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
Quilting bees and rag sewings are brewing in the rural district.
The citizens of Rochester can now tramp a new SIDEWALK between ROBBINS & SUTTON's office and the bank.
We regret to announce that our young friend MARION REITER is still suffering with the typhoid fever. He improves slowlv.
Young JOHN FLINN started for Three Rivers, Michigan Wednesday, where be will engage in farming near that city.
MARRIED. -Our voung friend, DANIEL B. MILLER, formerly of this place, but now a rising attorney of Rensselaer, took unto himself a life partner at Remington on April 19th. Miss MATTIE KIRK will be his guardian angel through life. Together they have been visiting their numerous friends and relatives in this county, this week.
Miss RAY SAMUELS together with Mrs. C. MORROW have opened a milliner and ladies' furnishing goods store nearly opposite the Court House where they will be pleased to have the ladies of the town and county call on them...
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending April 28, 1877: A. H. BUNGER, Miss Jennie HOOD, Sherman HOLISTER, Mrs. M. F. HADLOCK, Hugh MILLER, Jerry PRATT, A. WATSON, Jacob A. ZEPP. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAFID, P.M.
ZORTMAN, the young man of sour mash renown, escaped from the lock up last
Friday night by removing the stove pipe and crawling out of the small ragged
hole and left for a country with better whisky and more women.
MARRIED. -Our young friend, Mr. JAKE HOOVER, who resides on his beautiful farm about five miles east of here, took unto himself a wife last week, who has heretofore been known as Miss ELLEN BROOMFIELD, the pleasant brunette of Rochester. Both parties enjoy the respect of a host of friends, and will evidently live happy and flourish.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, May 5, 1877
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In our items last week we stated that the White Walnut school house was
located three miles northwest of Rochester. It should have read northeast of
Mr. V. ZIMMERMAN was overwhelmingly nominated for councilman in the First Ward, last Monday evening ...
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We learn that J. TIPTON has returned from the West. The grasshoppers may be
very bad out there, but they did not eat JAMES up.
Miss CORDELIA DUMBAULD is clerking in her father's store, and we think she will fill the position very well, for she is very sociable and talkative.
DEMOCRATIC CORPORATION CONVENTION... met at the Court House, last Monday evening ... E. R. BERMAN was chosen chairman and JACOB ROSENBERG secretary... V. ZIMMERMAN as the candidate for the First Ward... Second Ward... L. M. MONTGOMERY... Third Ward... ADAM AULT... Clerk, JAY SHIELDS... DANIEL JONES... Assessor ... (other names mentioned) M. O. REES, JOSEPH LAUER, SILAS L. MILLER, C. L. BROWN, SAMUEL MECHLING, EDWARD HORTON... the following gentlemen were then selected as the Central Committee for the ensuing year: M. R. SMITH, L. M. MONTGOMERY and G. W. HOLMAN... E. R. HERMAN, Chairman, JACOB BOSENBERG., Secretary.
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending May 5, 1877: David AULT, M. P. BROWN, M. D. ECKLES, Christopher MASSACAR, Sarah OHNET, Clara TOWNSEND, Hariam BUNN, Miss Libbie BAILEY, Orval KINDY, Rachel McDONALD, Darvis OLDS, Dora WRIGHT. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P. M.
(Connissioner's Sale) Pursuant to an order of the Fulton Circuit Court... the
undersigned, a Commissioner of said court, will ... sell at private sale all the
Real Estate of JOHN URBIN, late of Fulton County, Indiana, deceased, situate in
said county (described)... JAMES WARE, Commissioner. April 30, '77. J. S. SLICK,
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
Rev. C. H. KIMBALL would like to be Superintendent of the schools of this
county, and is making efforts to secure the place.
PLANK & MILLER have just completed the most substantial wooden SIDEWALK there is in town...
JACOB ROSENBERG. for nearly four years a compositor in this office threw down his "rule" last week to engage in canvassing for the sale of patent medicines, in which new occupation we wish him success.
At the Republican corporation convention held on Thursday evening the following ticket was nominated: Trustee, lst Ward, CLARK HICKMAN; 2d Ward, DAVID BARB; 3d Ward, C. C. WOLF; Clerk, LYMAN M. BRACKETT; Treasurer, C. HOOVER; Assessor, G. G. LONG.
JOSEPH WIDENER, formerly of this place, will become a resident of Rochester again in a few davs and engage in business.
OBITUARY (From the Boston Morning Star]
Col. HAZEN KIMBALL died in Hopkinton, March 28th. of typhoid pneumonia, aged 75 vears. He was early and earnestly engaged in the Temperance and thc Anti-Slavery causes. He was a successful farmer and retained remarkable physical and mental vigor to the close of his life. He became a Christian in youth and lived to see all his children profess the same faith. He left a widow, daughter of the late MARSHALL BAKER, of Concord, and seven children, among whom are Hon. JOHN M. KIMBALL of Albany, N.Y., Col. C. C. KIMBALL of Webster, Rev. C. H. KIMBALL of Rochester, Ind., and Rev. S. C. KIMBALL of Strafford.
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS. J. H. & G. W. RHODES, architects, contractors and builders. Plans and specifications furnished for all kinds of buildings, and will erect same when desired. Shop two doors west of Dr. REX's dental office.
(Notice to Non-Resident) ... LEWIS K. KISTLER vs the unknown heirs of ROBERT FULTON deceased,.. plaintiff, by JACOB S. SLICK, attorney... that said defendants are unknown to the plaintiff, and that they are not resident of the State of Indiana... SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.
Miss DORA PYLE has been chosen to teach the summer school at White Walnut
school house, three miles northeast of Rochester ...
The long, ill-shaped, one-story frame building belonging to FRED. FROMM, and formerly occupied as a hardware store by the BECKS and SHEPHERD and DENISTON, was lately moved from its old location to a few rods north of the CORNELIUS BLOCK.
STATEMENT of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Corporation of Rochester,
commencing May 2, 1876. and ending April 25, 1877: (names mentioned) D. M.
RANNELLS, W. R. CHINN, A. D. CORNELIUS, W. H. MATTINGLY, JONATHAN MONTGOMERY, F.
K. KENDRICK, MAJOR BITTERS, J. M. CLIFFORD, ED. HAWKINS, S. R. MOON, INGLEDUE
& COREY, CHAS. W. CAFFYN, W. T. McDOUGLE, JOHN BLANCHARD, CHESTER
CHAMBERLAIN, CHAS. P. HINMAN, RANNELLS & PLATT, R. N. RANNELLS, WM. DOWNS,
EDWARD GREEN, W. A. FERGUSON, A. C. COOK, IRA M. SWEET, H. A. FISSELL, S.
FISHER, I. WALKER. I. M. SWEET, JOHN BEECHER, H. EAGLETON, S. MACKEY, ESSICK
& HOLMAN , C. GRAEBER, A. C. COOK & THOS MOORE, S. WOODS, S. MACKEY, N.
TRUE, M. O. REES, D. RUSSELL, WILSON BURNS, CHAS. GRAEBER, DAVID ENYART, F. B.
ERNSPERGER, DAVID RUSSELL, MYERS & GAINER, GEO. HASLETT, ANDREW HOOVER, C.
W. COLWELL, C. W. TRUE, E. E. COWGILL, I. H. ALEXANDER, S. FISHER, J. P. MYERS,
W. J. LEITER, J. F. FROMM, WM. ICE, J. M. CLIFFORD, CLARK ENYART, L. S. EMRICK,
DAVID BARB, ROBERT GOULD, W. A. FERGUSON, JESSE SHIELDS, GEO. B. SCOTT, W. H.
HEFFLEY, LEVI MERCER, JOHN P. MYERS, JOHN STALLARD, O. C. SMITH, HERMAN, CALKINS
& SLICK, judgment in case of WEIDNER vs TOWN OF ROCHESTER, JOHN RANNELLS, E.
NEFF, JACOB WRIGHT, ELLIOT BAILEY, A. J. DAVIDSON. WM. R. PENNY, PERRY MERHLING,
WM. WOOD, I. H. ALEXANDER, JACOB STAHL, GEO. W. NORRIS, SHEPHERD & DENISTON,
ESSICK & HOLMAN, SAMUEL KEELY, FEISER & HILL, JOHN W. SMITH, N. MILLER,
HASLETT. STEPHY AND BAILEY, J. MURPHY, LOUIS KRIEG, S. R. MOON, J. EDMINSTER, W.
A. WARD, FRANK SHIELDS, W. H. SHELTON, ALLMAN & BRO., JOHN H. PETER, C. W.
COLWELL, MEHRLING & SAGER, J. M. BALDWIN, C. BLOOM, HEILBRUN & SON, D.
P. CARR, ASHTON & THOMPSON, D. S. GOULD, H. G. SHELTON, PETER APT, GEO.
McGUIRE, JOHN DONELLY, B. M. CLARK, WM. REES, HIRAM ANDERSON, DAVID DUMBAULD, G.
W. LUCAS, BITTERS & DANIELS, J. E. NEFF... L. S. EMRICK, Clerk.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, May 12, 1877
ELECTION RETURNS ... Corporation election held Monday 7th, 1877- (Democrats in italics) Trustee, First Ward, Valentine ZIMMERMAN 231, Clark HICKMAN 204; Trustee, Second Ward, Levi MONTGOMERY 227, David BARB, 210; Trustee, Third Ward, C. C. WOLF, 267, Adam AULT, 166; Clerk, Jay SHIELDS 225, Lyman BRACKETT, 213; Treasurer, Christian HOOVER, 249, Levi HEILBRUN , 186; Assessor, Daniel W. JONES, 225, G. G. LONG, 211.
KEWANNA ITEMS, May 9, 1877
A new milliner store will soon be built just north of the Masonic hall and
drug store by Mrs. HENDERSON.
A new addition has been laid out to Kewanna by A. D. TONER and PHILLIPS & LEITER. Lots for building can now be had on the north and east.
DIED. -JOHN R. WILEY, an old citizen of Pulaski county, died on Saturday night, April 28, after an illness of but a few days. Mr. W. had been a member of the I.O.O.F. at this place for many years, and was buried in due and appropriate ceremonies by the Order.
-Died May 7. 1877, Dr. JAMES SMITH aged 50 years, 10 months and 11 days. The doctor has been a member of this community for many years, and after a sickness of three weeks or more, departed this life, leaving a kind companion and loving family in the valley of mourning and sorrow. Funeral services at the M.E. church on Tuesday, by Rev. W. W. JONES. The remains were interred in the Presbyterian cemetery, between this place and Star City.
MARRIED. -Married April 26, 1877, by Rev. WM. READER, Mr. S. J. BARGER and Miss EMMA COOK.... - - - - ELI LEITER.
SAND HILL ITEMS by LIZZIE
Miss ELLA WILHELM is teaching our district school...
Mr. C. KNOTT, accompanied by the Messrs. AULT and ROSS, of Rochester, came over and assisted in organizing a Sabbath school at the Sand Hill school house...
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HENRY FISHER and family have left this vicinitv and gone to Michigan.
ISAAC WHITMAY, of Wisconsin, has been visiting his friends in this vicinity. He tells pleasant stories of the West.
Rev. O. MEREDITH has been sick for a long time. He has been greatly tormented by disease of the heart. Bro. Meredith is greatlv missed in society, especially at Sabbath school.
DIED. -Miss DORA PURTLEBAUGH, after two weeks languishing in pain, and scorched with fever, bade farewell to earthly friends on the 3d of May and went to try the realities of the unknown world. She has gone where the weary are called to rest. (see Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Ina. Cemetery Inscriptions, Newcastle Twp., Reichter Cemetery: DORAH PUTERBAUGH, 1858-1877)
JOSEPH BALEMAN was missing from this vicinity from Sunday noon until Monday morning. About sunrise he returned home wet, cold, muddy and hungry. We suppose that Joseph fell in the gutter on his return from his sweet heart.
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The Sunday school at the Biddle school house, three and one-half miles east of Rochester, was organized last Sabbath with the following officers: B. F. DAWSON, superintendent; A. DUCKER, assistant superintendent; A. B. SIBERT, secretary; THOS. MEREDITH, treasurer... Prof. GREEN is erecting a nice cottage residence in the southeast part of town. JOE BEEBER has the foundation for a residence laid in the same part of town, and JOHN DAVIDSON and GEO. PARSONS are building residences in the same neighborhood.
(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vineous and malt liouors... In the one-story frame building situate on the west end of the south half of the north half of lot number thirty-three (33) in the old plat of the town of Rochester... JOSEPH WEIDNER, Applicant.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
Marshal LINKENHELT adjusted the official star Thursday morning.
The new OPERA HALL will rest on three heavy stone walls three feet thick.
If LINKENHELT possesses as much discretion as he does muscle, he will certainly make a good Marshal.
Mrs. FRANK SHIELDS and Miss LIDA STRADLEY started on Thursday for a trip to St. Louis to visit friends and study metropolitan styles.
Four steam whistles can now be heard in this place blowing at 7, 12, 1 and 6, telling the workmen when to come and go.
The STREET SPRINKLER was on duty this week. It sprinkles Main street from Mercer's hardware store to Fromm's grocery store.
It will be in order for the new Marshal to see that the ALLEYS are all properly cleaned out, and it will be his further duty to strictly enforce the ordinance prohibiting them from being filled up with manure and other rubbish.
MASON JAQUA, a poor but worthy citizen and mechanic of this place, started with his family for California, on Tuesday. For a year or more he has been severely afflicted with consumption, which, in connection with the fact that his wife is blind, and a famllv of small children to support by the labor he was able to perform made his struggles with the world hard to overcome. Although scarcely able to be off his couch he successfully taught a district school during the winter, and by his earnings supported himself and family. Having friends in California, and believing that his health would be improved by the change, he sold off what little articles of value he possessed and accumulated a little fund, to which was added an amount from the public treasury sufficient to take himself and family to the Pacific coast, where it is hoped he will recover and enjoy life, as his integrity and energy merits.
CALL FOR A SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION. A convention of the officers, teachers and Sunday school workers of Fulton county has been called to convene in the M.E. church at Rochester on Friday evening, June 8th, and remaining in session until 4 p.m., Saturday.... PROGRAMME: (names mentioned) Rev. S. F. HERSHEY, Dr. F. C. SEMELROTH, Rev. Mr. SMITH, JEREMIAH LEITER, Prof. J. W. WILLIAMS, Rev. J. A. CLEARWKTERS, J. E. CLARK, Mrs. Dr. RARTER.
CHIPS FROM RICHLAND by JACK FROST
The new CHURCH at Center has been raised, and is now ready for roofing.
M. W. WALTERS has a large custom in the mercantile trade, brought about by being a fair and honest dealer.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, Mav 19, 1877
One of the last acts of the old board of town trustees was the purchase of a
lot on which to build an engine house. The question had not been agitated, and
none but a favored few were apprised that such a scheme was contemplated until
the whole work was consummated. The lot, or rather the spot, was purchased of
TOM. CLARK, and lies directly east of his livery stable, on Washington street.
It is a little patch of ground forty feet front and sixty feet deep, for which
the corporation paid, or has promised to pay, the modest sum of S400. Four
orders of $100 each were drawn on the Treasury May 1st, and the deed was
executed on the 8th day of May, one day after the election. There has not been a
dollar paid on the lot, nor is there a cent in the treasury to pay the numerous
obligations now against the town. This is Radical economy and reform, of which
we will have more to say hereafter.
LOST. -Somewhere between Kewanna and four miles east of that place, on the Bearss road, a good rubber overcoat ...GEO. WALLACE.
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Mrs. NORMAN ADAMS after a pleasant visit to friends and relatives in Wisconsin, is again at home, and very much refreshed by her visit.
(Sheriff's Sale) SAMUEL S. TERRY vs ANDREW CUTSHALL and JACOB CUT-
SHALL I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 9th day of June, 1877 (real estate, described) ... in the county of Fulton... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff of Fulton county. S. S. TERRY, Att'v for plaintiff.
(Sheriff's Sale) ENOCH RINEHART vs JOHN C. FOLEY et al. By virtue of an
execution to me directed from the Clerk of the Miami Circuit Court, I will
expose at public sale... Saturday, the 9th day of June, 1877 ... (real estate,
described) situate in Fulton county... Taken as the property of HENRY B. JAMISON
at the suit of ENOCH RINEHART... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff of Fulton County.
JAMES M. BROWN, Att'y for Pl'ff.
(Sheriff's Sale) S. C. DAVIS vs. MOORE RALSTIN et al ... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 9th day of June, 1877 ... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton county... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff of Fulton county. SIDNEY KEITH, Att'y for Pl'ff.
(Sheriff's Sale) JAMES EDMINSTER vs CHARLES WALLIS et al I will
expose at public sale... Saturday, the 9th day of June, 1877 (real
estate, described) in Fulton county... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff of Fulton County.
(Sheriff's Sale) A. H. ROBBINS et al vs CHRISTOPHER C. DAVIS... I will expose at public sale, Saturday, the 9th day of June, 1877 ... (real estate, described) ... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff of Fulton County.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
DIED. -A child of GEORGE POWERS was buried on Monday.
-REBECCA ANN GLAZE, wife of WILLIS GLAZE, of this place. died on Friday of last week. and was buried on Saturday. Aged 40 vears.
CAL. VANTRUMP started for Little Rock, Ark., last Monday night. His trip is for pleasure and business combined.
A good board SIDEWALK now reaches from the residence of M. M. REX to the CENTENNIAL block. Why not have a sidewalk on Main street running as far as Perry street?
JIM GAINER has quit the planing mill business. He has been in that trade for several years, but still has a full set of fingers, which is something extraordinary.
LINKENHELT made his maiden arrest on Wednesdav night. He captured some of the inmates of the GALT HOUSE.
Hon. JOHN F. FROMM will make his new building a hotel from cellar to garrett. A new brick hotel conducted by an experienced landlord can do a land office business in this place without any free bus.
There is considerable anxiety among some of the citizens of Rochester about the fate of DOC. BENNETT and his WATER METER. He went to New York some time ago, and has not been heard of since. Will some one who knows of his whereabouts explain?
Mrs. VALENTINE LAWRENCE. who has been a sufferer from neuralgic pains for the last sixteen vears, and who is almost blind in consequence of the affliction, fell down a pair of stairs on Thursday morning, severely bruising her left shoulder, arm and knee. Fortunatelv no bones were broken, but the lady was seriously injured and lay insensible for some time after she fell. She was precipitated from the top to the bottom of the stairway.
MARRIED. -The long-expected union of Baron VON EHRNESTEIN to Miss ELLA KEWNEY, of this place, occurred at the residence of the bride's parents last Thursday evening, Rev. N. L. LORD officiating. A merry crowd of young and old folks were in attendance to cheer the happy couple on their start in double felicity. The gay crowd was treated to a fine wedding feast that was pronounced superb by experienced kitchen architects. Von Ehrnestein is a voung German of good intellect, and supposed to possess considerable wealth. His charming young bride is a lady of accomplishments, who is highly esteemed by her many friends in this county. They left on the nine o'clock train for Chicago and other northern cities, in which to spend the honeymoon. Mr. Ehrnestein and his lady have the best wishes of the good people of Rochester in their new departure.[NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery: ERNST VON EHRENSTEIN, June 24, 1852 - May 18, 1932; ELLEN VON EHRENSTEIN, Mar. 10, 1854 - Sept. 27, 1930.]
About five or six years ago, when it was more common than it is now for
persons to be engaged in circulating counterfeit money, ANDREW CUTSHALL, a young
man living in the eastern portion of this county, was supposed to be in that
line of business. In fact, so strong was the evidence against him that he was
arrested, and but for the intervention of friends would to-day, perhaps, be
doing service for the State. His father is a very old man, and still resides
near Akron. He was one of the early settlers of that township, and for several
elections was the only Democratic voter in the township. He raised a large
family and has had many reverses in fortune. After so many years of hard toil
his only possessions consist of eighteen acres of land, upon which he has a
comfortable little house, and lives as happily as his scanty means, and the
little labor he is able to perform, will provide. When his son Andrew brought
trouble upon himself and disgrace upon the family, he did not forsake him, but
with fatherly affection for his erring son, he provided the means that saved him
from a felon's doom. The money necessary for that purpose was borrowed by the
father endorsing for the son. That money has never been repaid, and although the
son to-day is abundantly able to relieve his old father of any distress in that
matter, he refuses to do so, and allows the old, small homestead to be
advertised and sold at Sheriff's sale. The son, in the strength of his manhood
and reveling in wealth sufficient to pay all his obligations, suffers his father
to be turned out of doors to feed upon the charities of a cold world. Such base
ingratitude deserves a punishment in hell especially prepared for such
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending May 19, 1877: Chas. ALBRING, Jennis BOOMER, Frank CONNOVER, Jane DAVIS, Robert EVANS, Elizabeth FRASIER, James RAY, Samuel CONWELL, D. C. EDWARDS, M. H. HORTON, Harriet NEPH, Martha WILCLOSE, George WILEMAN, Minerva WHITE, John BELL, Cherena CARR, John CURRAN, Etta DONLEY, J. F. EVEAUR, Jesse MARTINDALE, Anna CROM, Harry CAPP, L. N. HUDSON, Amos MYERS, L. D. THOMAS, Anna WOODS, Robert WHEALER, Chas. WILLEY. - - - - Mrs. E. RYLAND, P.M.
(Dissolution Notice) ... the copartnership heretofore existing between JONAS MYERS and JAMES T. GAINER. in the planing mill business, under the firm name of MYERS & GAINER, has this day been dissolved by mutual consent, and that the notes and all outstanding accounts are payable to James T. Gainer... Rochester, Ind., May 12, 1877.
I would cheerfully testify to the excellence of the buggy recently purchased of A. RIMES, proprietor of the FULTON COUNTY CARRIAGE MANUFACTORY... Dr. J. T. GOUCHER, Leiters Ford, Ind., May 16, 1877.
RICHTER's heavy store room was lately pulled north nearly two squares and
located on a desirable lot just north of ELLIOTT's office.
At last the old wooden row, opposite the Wallace House, has entirely disappeared.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, May 26, 1877
CHURCH DEDICATION. The SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST church in Rochester was dedicated to God's service May 20, 1877.....
Several Rochester and Fulton county citizens have migrated to Arkansas this spring, some for the improvement of their health, and others to find permanent homes. Among the last to go was JOSHUA BLACKETOR, who started on Thursday.
The Masonic Grand Lodge has been in session at Indianapolis this week. The two lodges at this place were represented by I. WALKER and A. C. SHEPHERD, and each were appointed on important committees. Charters were granted Kewanna and Akron lodges ...
The 66th birthday anniversary of Col. K. G. SHRYOCK occurred on Tuesday, May 22d. It was very pleasantly celebrated by a tea party given by his daughter, Mrs E. J. RYLAND, at her residence, to which a number of his legal associates at the bar were invited.
SOME RELIGIOUS NOTES
FITCH MONTGOMERY, superintendent of the Baptist Sunday school, was unable to
be in this place last Sunday morning because of sickness.
The Sunday school at the South school house is prospering under the leadership of WILLIS LINE as superintendent and Miss MARY BROWN as assistant superintendent.
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Mr. NORMAN ADAMS was seized with a violent attack of vomiting last Wednesday
morning and now he is on the sick list.
SIDNEY R. MOON opened the prayer meeting at Prairie Union last Wednesday night ....
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BEN. O. MERIDETH was out to church last Sunday. He is getting well.
White Oak school is getting along prettv well, so we hear.
J. M. FISH has gone in the mercantile business with G. KESSLER, in this place.
RICHARD COPLIN has lately moved in the house formerlyoccupied by BROW, on the farm of E. COPLIN.
KEWANNA ITEMS, May 24, 1877
MARRIED. -DAVID McCOY and Miss CAL. SELLERS were married on the 23d inst.
As yet HENRY ZELLERS has not found his stolen horse.
R. BLAIR has erected a very nice dwelling. It is about completed.
A. D. TONER has commenced work on his barn.
MT. VERNON ITEMS by DUSTY
Dr. KEMP has cast his lot here.
The only cool place in Mt. Vernon is in SAM BEATTIE's ice house.
A new and neat fence is being built around the grave yard east of the Bowman school house, and SAM JULIAN has commenced his work on the fences around the different school houses in this township.
(Sheriff's Sale) MARK JONES, Adm'r vs JOHN DAWSON ... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 16th dav of June, 1877 ... the undivided one-third of Lots numbered two hundred and seventy-four (274) and two hundred seventy five (275) in Robbins & Harter's addition to the town of Rochester... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff of Fulton Co., J. S. SLICK, Att'y....
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
Judge KEITH presided at Valparaiso last week.
Cap. LONG is enlarging and repairing his residence.
Miss VIDA WALLACE is visiting her sister, Mrs. HAUK, at Logansport.
Stone masons are now laying a heavy foundation for FROMM's new hotel.
DIED. -ABRAHAM CRIPE, an old and worthy citizen, living three miles south of Rochester, died on Thursday.
CHARLEY HINMAN has materially improved his residence by the addition of another story.
FRED. HICKS, the barber, is now located in a room on the ground floor, opposite the bank.
Mr. ACKERMAN is preparing to put another story on his dwelling on West Pearl street.
GEO. NORRIS is bringing in large quantities of new brick from his kilns and work on the new south end block is progressing finely.
BYRON MYERS was among his friends in this place this week. He took in a string of bass and a sail boat ride Wednesday.
E. P. COPELAND's eldest daughter, Mrs. LEWIS, of Sheridan, Iowa, is visiting her parents and friends in this place.
JAMES T. GAINER and his wife started for Hot Springs, Arkansas, on Wednesday. They will remain for some months, as the object of the visit is for the improvement of Mrs. Gainer's health.
ED. ALSPACH and familv took the train yesterday for the far west. They will stop in Missouri and Nevada a few weeks and then proceed to Harrisburg, Oregon, where they will probably locate permanently.
WM. McCARTER, living a mile east of town, had a valuable young bay horse stolen from his barn on Tuesday night. The animal was tracked to Rochester, and is known to have gone west. Officers are in pursuit.
DIED. -MARTIN LAWSON, a very reputable young man who is a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellow orders of this place, died yesterday at about noon, at his residence on south Main street. His occupation was that of a blacksmith and he was acknowledged to be a superior workman. The funeral will probably take place tomorrow.
MARRIED. -ALLEN MOHLER and MIRANDA WASSON stepped into Esquire HERMAN's office at an early hour on Wednesday morning and asked to have a connubial knot tied, which his Honor proceeded to do in good style...
-Married, Wednesday afternoon Mav 23d, 1877, at the residence of the officiating clergyman, Rev. C. H. KIMBALL, Mr. DAVID McCOY to Miss CLARA SELLERS, both of Kewanna, Ind... ....
LIST OY LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending May 26, 1877: G. H. BRIGHT, Jeney CARR, Louisa EDWARDS, Jacob GRUBBS, Mrs. Mary GREEK, Henry M. HARTMAN, Mrs. Mary HUNTER, Sarah J. McCROSKEY, E. PYLE, D. M. ROGERS, A. G. REED, Dr. L. M. WRIGHT, Eva WILEY, - - - - Mrs. E. S. RYLAND, P.M.
Rev. KIMBALL baptized Miss JENNIE BERLIN, in Millcreek, last Sunday.
JAKE GERSON started for Hot Springs, Arkansas last Monday night. He is severely afflicted with the jaundice, and confidently expects the trip to improve his health. During his absence, Mr. WOLF SAMUELS will do the cutting in his clothing establishment.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, June 2, 1877
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A horse belonging to Mr. LOCK, of Rochester, got mired in the swamp east of the fair ground, yesterday morning, and it was with great difficulty the animal could be extricated from its mud bath.
BLOOMINGSBURG ITEMS by LITTLE NELL
ELIZABETH HARDMAN has been very sick.
DIED. -Mrs. BROWN died last Monday of dropsey, after long suffering with that disease, leaving a husband and five children to mourn the loss of a wife and mother.
ED. BABCOCK, of Michigan, was seen at the residence of J. HOLLOWAY last Sunday. We do not know but what he was there to see Miss LAURA.
Rev. E. COPLEN is improving his farm this spring. He has done considerable ditching and repairing of fences.
DIED. -There was much mourning at the buriel of SARAH COPLEN on Wednesday, by J. and Mr. KESSLER, who had taken the child to raise. and who were warmly attached to it.
SAND HILL ITEMS by LIZZIE
Miss ELLA WILHELM has been quite sick during the past week, but is improving.
She will take charge of her school in a few days.
Mr. HENRY SHOEMAKER, of Stockdale, Ind., has been visiting his children and grandcnildren at this place, the past week. Mr. Shoemaker, though in his 84th year, is in the habit of rising at an early hour and assisting those around him in the small duties of the day, seldom lying down to rest until the usual time for retiring ....
ITEMS FROM BIGFOOT by C. E.
Mr. RTCE is on the sick list this week.
L. STRONG has sold his share of the saw mill.
The school at this place commenced one week ago last Monday, with N. W. COOPER as teacher.
Miss MATTIE KESLER returned from her visit to the south part of this state about a month ago, and has since been on the sick list, but is getting better.
The Sunday school at Possum Hollow school house is getting along pretty well, with M. L. KESLER as superintendent.
(Sheriff's Sale) ALBERT W. CALHOUN vs CHARLES HOLDER... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 23d day of June, 1877 ... Lot one hundred and ninety (190) in Bozarth's addition to the town of Rochester... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff of Fulton County. GATE, STOKER & BEST, Att'ys for Pl'ff.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. STRADLEY celebrated their silver wedding last evening, by
giving a large party in honor of the event.
The stone foundation for FROMM's new HOTEL is now ready for brick, which commodity will delay work on the whole block for some days yet.
It will require over a vear to complete FROMM's brick hotel, if he builds it according to the architectural design. It is to be three stories high, with a large, deep basement that will be used for a billiard hall and restaurant.
Twentv-six inmates now find shelter and food at the county POOR HOUSE. The ages of these paupers range between nine weeks and eighty-four years.
Since LEVI MONTGOMERY moved into the commodious residence formerly occupied by Dr. HARTER, the splendid lawns and grounds thereabouts appear like a New England villa.
A spirit of improvement has taken hold of the people of Rochester. New buildings are going up in every portion of the town, and old ones are being thoroughly repaiced and renovated.
JAMES S. CHAPIN and JOHN PEARSON are now arranging a new stock of dry goods in the large store room occupied by FRED. BOSENBERG...
J. F. COLLINS and wife left Rochester for a tour through the northwest for the improvement of their health. They will probably stop in Wisconsin and remain during the summer months.
WILLIAM H. DAVIDSON recently purchased of ERNSPERGER & JACKSON, their interest in the projected OPERA HALL. Mr. Davidson will be sole proprietor, and intends building his new theatre according to latest metropolitan designs.
PERRY DUNCAN, formerly of this place, but recently of Laketon, stole some hams of MART. QUINN, at Wabash lately, for which he has been sentenced to two years' imprisonment in the penitentiary. "Perry" will be remembered as the (would be) "Budd Doble" of this county.
The horse stolen from WILLIAM McCARTER's barn, last week, has been recovered... The horse was found a few miles north of Plymouth, leisurely coming home.
DOC. WRIGHT, of Millark, launched his new sail boat, the "Centennial," on Manitau lake, last Wednesday forenoon...
Rev. KIMBALL has tendered his resignation as pastor of the Baptist church at this place, to take effect on the first of September ... He has accepted the pastorate of a suburban church in Chicago, and for the next five years will pursue his theological studies....
The people living at the north end of town are now supplied with a long-felt want. JAMES S. CHAPIN & BRO. have just opened a carefully selected stock of dry goods, in the CORNELIUS block...
(Resolutions of Respect... our beloved Brother, MARTIN LAWSON, who departed this life May 25th, 1877 ... Lodge No. 47, I.O.O.F., has lost a worthy and faithful Brother... deeply sympathize with his bereaved companion and family... C. F. STIEGLITZ, ROBERT GOULD, WM. H. DENISTON, Committee, May 30. 1877)
(Notice to Non-Resident) .,. ANNA WHITE vs ABRAHAM B. WHITE... plaintiff, by
ESSICK & HOLMAN, attorneys... that said defendant... is not a resident of
the State of IndiAnA... this 14th day of May, 1877. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL. Saturday, June 9. 1877
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SAM BEEBER is manipulating the paint brush at Leiter's Ford.
DIED. -Mrs. ROUCH. an old and highly esteemed citizen of this county, living in the vicinity of Fulton, was buried last Sunday.
MARRIED. -Miss ADA MERRICK and Mr. EDWARD HAWKINS were united in marriage on Thursday evening of last week...
MILITARY MEETING. Pursuant to a call made by a number of the citizens of Rochester ... last Saturday evening, for the purpose of organizing a Military Company... Capt. E. R. HERMAN was chosen to preside.. A committee of three consisting of Major CALKINS, J. P. MYEKS and B. M. ELLIOTT was appointed to recruit...
THE TUNEFUL TELEPHONE.
Mr. C. A. POWELL. a voung telegraph operator at Laporte, has lately invented
a telephone which by the aid of electricity promises to transmit from Portland
to San Francisco. any sound that can be produced by the human voice. Through the
kindness of CHARLES KENWORTHY, the operator at this place, we were permitted to
enjoy the musical sounds that were taken from the wires at this place Wednesday
night, while Mr. Powell, at Laporte was endeavoring to transmit sanctimonious
airs to the sinners at Indianapolis. Soon after the nine o'clock train had left
this place going north, the operators along the line adjusted their "boxed
relays" according to instructions previously given by Mr. Powell, and after
the operator at Indianapolis signaled "all right," the genius at
Laporte began with "Home, sweet Home," which could be distinctly heard
from anv part of the quiet room. The sound was very similar to that made by a
buzzing bee. Owing to a wrong adjustment, Indianapolis did not get the benefit
of the first air. Powell instructed the operator again, then proceeded -- this
time nearly all of the offices north of here recognized the air of "Daisy
Dean," and so informed the singer, who answered, "correct." The
entertainment closed with the beautiful air of "Hold the Fort," that
seemed to float about the room as if produced by a swarm of musical bees. After
receiving the compliments of his unseen audience, Mr. Powell thanked the many
distant hearers for their undivided attention and bid them all "good
We might as well attempt to explain the mysterious magnetism of the north star as to give our readers any idea of even the first principles of the astonishing results produced by Mr. Powell's contrivance. After hearing from the inventor, the SENTINEL will probably contain something more definite concerning the workings of this wonderful invention.
KEWANNA ITEMS'. June 6, 1877
The dwelling of R. BLAIR, and the milliner shop of Mrs. HENDERSON are about
completed. Workmen are now at work on a barn for A. D. TONER and J. B. SPARKS,
also a dwelling for SALATHIAL BROWN. No season that has past, has mechanics done
as much work this early in the season.
Dr. ROGERS, of Marmount, Ind., has permanently located at this place, and intends devoting his time to the practice of medicine.
Mrs. HILTON and Miss DOUGLASS of Logansport, have moved to this place and will be valuable additions, as they can cut and fit in men's, women's and children's ware.
HENRY ZELLERS has not recovered or found any trace of his stolen horse as was reported by several papers.
Mrs. JENNIE PHILLIPS returned from Minnesota on last Friday. She was called to the last sickness and death of her father.
Mrs. JACKSON, mother of A. T., has been spending a few weeks with him. About two years ago she was injured by a fall and has not recovered vet. She has been using crutches ever since she has been able to walk since her injury. She is near 78 vears old.
The friends of ANDREW BARGER of Leiter's Ford will be glad to know that his health is much.improved.
Mr. EPHRIAM SMITH has gradually been failing since the death of Dr. SMITH, his son, and for the past two weeks has been confined to his bed. At this time he is so feeble that there is but faint hopes of his recovery. -ELI LEITER.
(Dissolution Noticel Notice is hereby givsn that the copartnership heretofore existing as SAXON & STURGEON has this dav been dissolved by mutual consent. All accounts due the firm are to be paid to S. T. STURGEON. Leiter's Ford, June 6th, 1877.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
SHANNON MACKEY served as Marshal during the few days' absence of Mr.
MILT. MOORE's beautiful two-vear old colt feels very proud with his elegant new harness on.
F. P. BITTERS, of Akron, spent last Sunday among his friends at the Valparaiso Normal school.
MARRIED -Two weddings took place in Wayne township, last Sunday: J. R. BISHOP to BARBARA A. RUSH, and WM. WALTERS to EMMA CATON. The former were married by Rev. WM. READER.
The EXCELSIOR FOUNDRY AND MACHINE SHOP has gone into the manufacture of cast iron vases for door yards. Fifteen different designs are made, all of which are very beautiful and cheap. Call at their shops and ASHTON & THOMPSON will show you something nice.
JACOB GERSON has sold his clothing establishment to AB. NELLANS. The business will be conducted at the old place as usual.
Miss MARY BROWN started for Oconomowoc, Wis., yesterday noon, where she will spend the summer with her relatives...
Miss MAY SHIELDS has gone to Atchison, Kansas, where she will remain a year with her adopted sister, Mrs. LEW. The voung folks of Rochester will miss May's lively company.
DIED. -WILLIAM FURGUSON's little daughter HATTIE departed this life on Sunday night of last week and was buried Monday. Hattie was a bright babe nearly two years of age, and her loss is severely felt by the bereaved parents.
Through carelessness the above item was omitted last week.
MARRIAGE LICENSES issued since April 14th: W. D. MOORE to Mary A. MEREDITH.
John HAGAN to Rosa GOSS. Samuel BARGER to Emma COOK. Mark L. KILLEN to Martha J.
MANN. Isaac HENDERSON to Ellen ENGLE. John F. AGSTER to Ellen JOHNSTON. John
VANMETER to Anna SUTTON. William MALOSH to Isabel ICE. Emanuel BUSH to Ellen
BRUGH. Spencer TALLY to Martha LOGAN. Ezra NEES to Julia BLACKBURN. Peter MAIS
to Mary PETIGEL. Ernst EHRENSTEIN to Ellen KEWNEY. David McCOY to Clara SELLERS.
Allen MOHLER to Miranda WASSON. Edward HAWKINS to Ada MERRICK. Robert CALLISON
to Julia TUFTIS. Jacob BISHOP to Barbra RUSH. William WALTERS to Emma CATON.
CALVIN KNOTT, President of the Y.M.C.A. of this city, has gone to Louisville, Ky., to attend the National gathering of representatives of this societv...
BLOOMINGSBURG ITEMS by LITTLE NELL
CALEB HOLLOWAY and wife have been visiting his father, in this place.
JOHN HENDERSON has returned to this vicinity.
DIED. -The grim monster, Death, has visited the HENDERSON family and taken away the father. Death stopped not there, but entered the house of Mr. GREEN and called his wife and babe away from him.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, June 16, 1877
[Letter from Peabody, Kan., June 3, 1877... I would say to those that have the Kansas fever that they had better stay away, unless they have big pocket books well filled. We work hard here, live hard and die hard... J. K. NELLANS.]
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There is a wild cherry tree standing in front of the Central House that was planted by WM. CARTER twenty-eight years ago ...
KEWANNA ITEMS by ELI LEITER
A new church will be built at THREE CORNERSs, which is east of Mrs. SUSAN
SLICK's place. The carpenters have commenced work on the same.
F. L. WAGNER will spend his vacation in the Buckeye State. He will commence school again August 27.
A. COOPER has commenced work on his dwelling in the south part of town.
I am told that ISAAC ZUCK intends securing a family sewing machine to-day. He prefers the "Wilson" to all others.
Uncle EPHRAIM SMITH is still failing, and probably will not remain with us long. He has passed his three score years and ten, and has lived a peaceable Christian life, and his work on earth will soon be done. June 14, 1877
BLOOMINGSBURG ITEMS by LITTLE NELL
J. M. FISH has started out with his harvesting wagon.
At the business meeting last Saturday we hear that Elder WHITMAN was selected as the pastor of the Christian church.
HENRY FISER has returned from the State of Michigan.
PHILIP MIKESELL is repairing his house this summer.
There is some talk of a platform being laid in the grove west of JOHN BURNES' to be used as a DANCING PLATFORM.
(Notice of Administration) WILLIAM McMAIiAN appointed Administrator of the estate of ABRAHAM CRIPE,. late of Fulton county, deceased... June 11, 1877.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
The bank and ROBBINS & SUTTON's office are connected by a TELEGRAPH wire.
Another TELEPHONE ENTERTAINMENT was listened to by the operators at the telegraph office last Saturday night.
After a profitable tour of pleasure and observation, Mr. ALEXANDER CURTIS, of Akron, returned from California last week.
M. L. KILLEN & CO. have rented the west corner room in the new south end block, and will fill it with a stock of groceries as soon as it is completed. The adjoining room on the east will be filled with boots and shoes.
JACOB VANTRUMP has resigned his office as constable, and JACOB GERSON has been appointed to fill the vacancy...
DIED. -Mr. A. C. HICKMAN, formerly an old resident of this county, died at Argos, and his remains were brought here for interment on Wednesday. The order of Odd Fellows attended his funeral and performed the usual burial ceremonies peculiar to that institution.
The appointment of Mr. ENOCH STURGEON as a member of the school board for Rochester was the best that could be made. He is thoroughly qualified and has a deep interest in educational matters. Dr. A. BROWN retires from a three years' service in that capacity with honor to himself and the best wishes of the whole people.
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending June 16, 1877: Ezery ALSPACH, Henry ANDERSON, Wm. BRUM, Edward H. BOWEN, B. R. BUFFINGTON, Jas. BLUBAKER, Monroe BLENIS, Joseph BAUER, Miss Ellen BAKER, John BAKER, John V. CUSHMAN, Samuel COFFEG, John F. CLAIR, John T. ESIRMAN, Lenard FIKE, Henry FERGUSON, Mrs. Mary FERSER, G. W. GREEN, Charlie F. TAYLOR, J. W. GILLEC, H. H. HARRISON, John HILL, John HARVEY, Lewis LAKE, John LANGLY, C. H. MILLER, George MILLER. Alice MITCHELL, Harrison MITCHELL, E. McCOY, Ella McCLURE, Wm. M. MILLER, A. STEWART, Peter STINGLY, Peter SMITH., Mrs. Mary SCOFIELD, Phebe SAMUELS, James M. WICKIZER. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
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ADAM AULT, the great medicine man of Rochester, lately sold 1,400 bottles of his medicine in four days. At 50 cents per bottle this would bring him the handsome sum of $700.
(Ditch Notice) Notice is hereby given that at their reeular June session for
the year 1877, the Board of Commissioners... upon the petition of ELIAS V.
HUDKINS, JOSEPH SLICK et al. appointed appraisers to assess the benefits or
damages which any of the lands belonging to persons herein after named might
receive or sustain by reason of the construction of a drain in Union
township....... to-wit: JEREMIAH B. SPARKS, MARY JACKSON, RICHARD HUDKINS,
SOLOMON JACKSON, JOHN F. WILSON, JACOB SHAFFER, JOSEPH C. CANNON, ALBERT D.
TONER, ELIZA V. HUDKINS, DANIEL HUDKINS, (CHARLES E. and EDWARD F. NEWTON and
DAVID W. LYON,) EPHRAIM STREET, HIRAM HENDERSON, ELI LEITER, WILLIAM SHERIDAN,
THOMAS BORDORF, HENRY FISHER, ARMENIA HFCKART, MARIETTA HECKART, DAVID HECKART
and LAVINA GRAHAM, CHARLES SEARS, ABRAHAM GRAFFIS, LUVINA GRAHAM, SUSAN E.
SINGER, JOSEPH SLICK, DAVID OVERMIRE, JONATHAN SMITH, JACOB KEHRER, WILLIAM L.
WHITE, SAMUEL SMITH, JOSEPH BRUCE, SARAH A. BRUCE, WILLIAM SMITH, (MARY A. VAIL
and JOHN MILLER), JOHN G. TROUTMAN and GOTLEIB HUBER, and that said appraisers
will meet at the residence of ELIAS V. HUDKINS, near the beginning of said main
ditch... Tuesday, the 17th day of July, 1877 ... JONATHAN SMITH, DAVID OVERMIRE,
SAMUEL SMITH, JOSEPH BRUCE, SARAH A. BRUCE, JOHN F. WILSON, JOHN G. TROUTMAN,
GOTLEIB HUBER, CHARLES SMITH, HENRY FISHER, ELIAS V. HUDKINS, JOSEPH SLICK,
HIRAM HENDERSON, WILLIAM SHERIDAN, WILLIAM L. WHITE.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, June 23, 1877
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ADAMS and LAWRENCE have gone out of the hop culture entirely.
Cheerful reading: Last summer THOMAS BOWLES, who resides in a log building on the ridge, about two miles southwest of town, killed two rattle snakes in his house. A short time ago another one was slain inside of the building, and very recently a large garter snake fell from the loft and came near landing on the table while the family were at dinner.
DIED. -DANIEL DARWIN PRATT. late United States Senator, and recently Commissioner of Internal Revenue. died very suddenly at his residence in Logansport last Sunday morning. Mr. Pratt had many warm personal friends in this county... He was born on the 28th day of October, 1813, in the State of Maine, and emigrated to Indiana when but a youth. He first located in Rising Sun, where he taught school for some time, and then came to (Indianapolis). While (there) he served as deputy secretary to Governor NOBLE, and at the same time studied law under the tuition of' the late CALVIN FLETCHER. After being admitted to the bar he left Indianapolis and located at Logansport, where he resided until his death. He soon obtained a large practice, and became one of the ablest and most successful lawyers in northern Indiana... He was a member of the State legislature in 1851 and 1853, the latter year being chairman of the judiciary committee. In 1868 he was elected to congress from his district, but did not take his seat, resigning it to accept the United States senatorship, which was given him by the legislature in January. 1869. ...
MARRIED. -Miss ELIZA J. REID closed her school on Thursday last, and in the evening was united in marriage to Rev. J. BISHOP.. of Arkansas, Elder KOONS tieing the knot.... Mrs. ISAAC McCARTER gave us two huge slices of the wedding cake early on Friday morning... The bride and groom will leave for Arkansas in September...
ITEMS FROM BIGFOOT by C. H.
J. H. COPLEN is still on the sick list.
Old Father RYCE is lying at IRA ANDERSON'S, very low. He has been sick for seven weeks. The doctors said three weeks ago he could not live any length of time. Has not taken anv medicine for three weeks. He is 80 vears old; has been a man of iron constitution.
KEWANNA ITEMS by ELI LEITER June 20, 1877
MARRIED. --Married on Thursday, June 14, ISAAC ZUCK and REBECCA WILSON...
Mrs. HENDERSON moved into her new shop this week.
THEODORE SHAFFER and family safely arrived from the Pacific State on Monday last ... How long thev will remain in this State they have not yet determined.
DIED. June 14, 1877, EPHRAIM SMITH, aged 79 vears, 8 months and 27 days. Mr. Smith was a native of Kentucky. He moved to this State in an early day, and has been a resident of this community for more than 28 years., all of which time he has lived a consistent Christian life., exemplifying in his every day walk and conversation that he was living in accordance with his professions. He was a member of the Presbvterian church, but not having access to his own church, has been a faithful attendant of the M.E. church for years. A large circle of friends and relatives are called to mourn, but not as those who have no hope, for in his last illness he was led to exclaim, "The Lord's will be done." He had lived to a ripe old age, ever faithful, honest and true. But his work is now done and he has gone to reap his reward.
DIED on Sunday, June 17, WM. SINGER, Sr., aged about 60 vears. His death was the most sudden that has ever come within our range of knowledge. Died without a struggle, while in church, at his usual place of attendance, in Star City. He had led in devotional exercises but a few minutes previous, when his head dropped forward and the congregation supposed he had fainted. A physician was summoned, but it was death. Mr. Singer had long been a resident of this community, and as a Christian neighbor and citizen was favorably known by all. Has long been a member of the Christian church, and died at his post. The funeral services were held in the Chapel at this place by Rev. WINFIELD, on Tuesday, when a large concourse of people paid their respects to the departed dead.
SAND HILL ITEMS by LIZZIE
A. ROGERS has been suffering with erysipelas.
The new church at Center is nearing completion. A large bell has been purchased and will soon peal forth glad welcome to the church going people of that place.
The members of the Dunkard church will hold their annual meeting next Friday, at JACOB MILLER'S.
MARRIED. -Mr. JAMES RAY and Miss MOLLY SURGUY have united in holy wedlock...
BLOOMINGSBURG ITEMS by LITTLE NELL
A great many two-horse corn plows are being used this summer in this
JOHN KESSLER, of Kansas, arrived here last week. He seems to like Kansas pretty well.
MARRIED. -J. STOCKBERGER and MARY BACHELOR, and A. JEFFERY and PHEBE JOHNSON were married last Saturday...
G. BAUGHER, of Bourbon, is doing some painting for H. BAUGHER, of this place.
(Sheriff's Sale) JAMES S. TONNER, treasurer of C. RUSSELL & CO. vs LUTHER WALD and DANIEL MELVIN... I will expose at public sale... Saturdav. the 14th dav of July, 1877... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton county... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff of Fulton County. ESSICK & HOLMAN, Att'vs for Pl'ff.
(Public Sale) The undersigned, Administrator of the estate of ABRAHAM CRIPE, deceased, will offer for sale at public auction, at the late residence of the decedent, three miles south of Rochester, on the Michigan road, on Saturday, Julv 14, 1877... (personal property) WM. Mc Adm'r. June 23, 1877.
CARPENTER and JOINER. The undersigned has had a large experience in building and warrants to give entire satisfaction in all his work. In finishing dwellings and building fine fences he has no superior. All work done at the very lowest rates. Call on me at Rochester. I also do painting and graining as good and cheap as the cheapest. LEVI STIFFLER.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
The brick layers on the south end block have run the brick work up one story
on the whole territory.
The fast nags in this locality are owned by ENOCH STURGEON, DEL. WARD, MILO SMITH and JUD. INGRAM. Their goers are all young, and promise to beat three minutes by a good majority.
WILLIAM FERGUSON has at last succeeded in convincing the business men of Rochester that it would be profitable and wise for them to employ a night watchman to guard their property from thieves and incendiaries. He went on duty Monday night ...
ED. CALKINS has taken unto himself a partner... T. J. McCLARY is the aspiring young man who has agreed to become a part and parcel of the law firm of CALKINS & McCLARY...
DIED. -On the 16th of June, after a long and painful illness, CHRISTOPHER ERNSPERGER died; canceled the debt of nature fully due, yet all who knew him grieved to see it paid. He was born in Frederick countv, Maryland, on the 24th of December, 1805, so that at his death he was in his seventy-second year. He came to Wayne Co., Ohio, the then almost unknown West with his father's family when about twenty years of age, but he never lost his affection for his native state, and often said of late years, "I would like to go back to Maryland," and sometimes expressed a determination to visit the home of his childhood and youth. In the autumn of 1858 he came from Ohio to this state, since which time he has lived in this county, a good part of the time here in Rochester, where he was respected as a citizen, and loved as a genial companion of both young and old. He was brought up a Presbvterian, but for the last forty- four vears he has been united with the Methodists .... He was second in a family of ten who lived to be grown and married, and seven of whom are now living, five brothers and two sisters. Three of the brothers, from different parts of the state attended the funeral last Sunday. The two sisters and youngest brother are residents of Sanduskii county, Ohio. On the 28th of May, 1829, the subject of this slight memoir married JULIANA ENSMINGER, and she, with three sons and seven daughters survive him
(Sheriff's Sale) WILLIAM T. McDOUGAL-, Admr vs SAMUEL RUSSELL will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 14th day of July, 1877 (real estate, described) situate in Fulton county... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff of Fulton countv.
(Ditch Notice)... the Board of County Commissioners of Fulton county... upon
the petition of WILLIAM A. WARD, JONATHAN CLAY et al, appointed ISAAC GOOD,
WILLIAM TRIBBETT and SAMUEL SIBERT appraisers... Said ditch Will Pass through or
affect lands owned by the following named Persons, to-wit: STEPHEN C. TABER,
JENNIE HAINES. ALLICE EMERICK, MARTHA SPOTTS, M. SPOTTS, WM. E. SPOTTS, MATILDA
OSGOOD, WILLIAM A. WARD, JONATHAN CLAY, JOHN H. JAMES, SIDNEY KEITH, L. J.
BROWN, JACOB MECKLIN, ROSANNA BRACKET, MARY BRACKET and WILLIAM C. BRACKET...
(signed) WILLIAM A. WARD, ALLICE EMRICK, JONATHAN CLAY. June 18. 1877.
Strayed or Stolen! A sorrel mare... from my barn, in Wavne township, about
the first of May... G. W. NICKLES. Blue Grass. Indiana.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday. June 30, 1877
(Notice to Non-Resident)... MARY FIFIELD vs GARDNER FIFIELD... the plaintiff, by SLICK & SMITH, attorneys.. that said defendant... is not a resident of the State of Indiana... this 26th day of June, 1877 ... SAMUEL KEELY, clerk.
(Petition to Sell) ... LEVI ROUCH. Administrator of the estate of JACOB ROUCH, deceased, has filed his petition to sell the real estate... SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk. June 27, 1877.
(Ditch Notice)... the undersigned. JOHN H. TONER, has made application to the Board of Comissioners... for an out-let to reclaim certain lands... The construction of said ditch will affect the lands of the following land owners, to-wit: A. D. TONER, MARY SEARCH, JOHN H. TONER, BENNEYVILLE GUISE, A. BUCKINGHAM, PHEBE TROUTMAN, JEREMIAH CLARK, SARAH CLARK, and the heirs of JONAS CLARK, deceased, to-wit: MARY A. TEAGARDEN, FRANKLIN CLARK, JONAS E. CLARK and LAFAYETTE STANFIELD... JOHN H. TONER. June 18, 1877.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
Large loads of lumber are hauled to Rochester almost daily, from Henry
Miss STELLA LYON and DORA ROBBINS, who have been attending school at Ft. Wayne and Oxford, returned home last week.
The proprietors of the large brick yard, near the river, are sending in their new brick for the north end block. Teamsters are now hauling for FROMM and DAVIDSON.
An old-fashioned picnic and celebration will occur on the fourth of July in the Court House yard. Speeches, music and singing will be the order of the day. Every body is invited.
The watches and jewelry that were left with J. REYNOLDS SMITH for repairs, can be had by calling on G. W. KILLAM, the watch maker at Kirtland's book store.
The signs and tools left by the runaway watch maker were purchased by G. W. KILLAM, and will soon be in use at his place of business.
JOSEPH ALLMAN went to Columbia City this week to meet his mother and sister, who have just arrived from the old country, and from whom he has been parted for more than twelve years.
Brick masons are now knocking their trowels against the new brick for FROMM's HOTEL. They commenced yesterday. The heavy stone foundations for the whole block are completed.
GUST KLENGLER, the gentlemanly barber at the HICKS barber shop, presented this office with a beautiful artificial bouquet...
The case of STUTESENBERGER vs RIMES was argued before 'Squire HERMAN
on Tuesday afternoon. CALKINS & McCLARY appeared for the Plaintiff and J. S. SLICK and JULIUS ROWLEY for the defendant. Rimes is the proprietor of the FULTON COUNTY CARRIAGE FACTORY, and Stutesenberger is a carriage painter, and claims more wages than the proprietor was willing to allow for his valuable services. 'After hearing the evidence and arguments, the 'Squire rendered a Judgment in favor of the plaintiff.
J. R. SMITH. a watchmaker formerly of this place, but recently of some other place, left his wife last Sunday morning, and started on an extended tramp for another more desirable location. He put his two year old child into a baby cab and took the overland route for Plymouth, at which place he was greeted by an officer from this county, but allowed to go his way, as the officer had no authority to arrest. J. REYNOLDS SMITH and his babe are probably settled somewhere in the great city of Chicago. He left a letter here that could be found by C. C. WOLF, in which he expressed a desire that his remaining personal property should be disposed of for the benefit of his bereaved and distracted wife, which mission was kindly executed by Mr. Wolf and others. The deserted wife mourns the unexpected departure of her false husband and darling babe. So goes the world.
ITEMS FROM BIGFOOT by C. H.
J. H. COPLEN is on the mend.
Old Father RICE is not expected to live.
HENRY HAIMBAUGH has bought a Marsh harvester and expects to cut all, both great and small.
WM. RICE has bought a Buckeye reaper and mower combined.
HARTMAN HORN has also bought a new machine.
LEW STRONG is exchanging dry goods and groceries with the farmers for produce and greenbacks when he can get them.
LEW STRONG and JACKSON SMITH have bought a new steam threshing machine ... The machine runs well on Sunday and they think it will on Monday.
(Notice to Builders) ... that sealed proposals will be received at the
Auditor's office, Rochester... until... Monday, August 6, 1877, for the building
of a one-storv brick Woodhouse and wash house on the Fulton Countv POOR FARM...
CHAS. W. CAFFYN, Auditor.
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JAMES PYLE has an apple tree in bloom.
Miss ELIZA J. REID having been recently married, Miss EMMA ONSTOTT has been engaged to teach the unexpired term of her school -- two months.
ANSON MERRICK and CAL. VAN TRUMP have purchased of Mrs. ADAM SHOLDERS 80 acres of ground, situated a few miles southwest of town...
Tuesday evening Mr. NORMAN ADAMS started to bring in his cows but not returning by dark his familv became alarmed and started to hunt him. All the neighboring houses were visited. but the obiect of their search could not be found. The neighbors turned out for the hunt, and about 9 o'clock Mr. Adams was found in the woods lying in some brush on a hill side, with his head down the hill. He had evidently lain there some hours, and when found was speechless and apparently insensible. They succeeded in getting him home about 10 o'clock Tuesday night, and from that time till Wednesday evening he had not spoken a word and did not seem to be conscious of anything transpiring around him. Wednesday night he was much worse, with but faint hopes of his recovery. The disease with which he is afflicted is congestion of the brain and spine.
LATER. -Thursday night three physicians held a consultation over the case of Mr. Adams, but we did not learn the result of their deliberations. Friday morning he was still in a comatose state, not having spoken since the first manifestation of the disease. We regret to say that there is scarcelv anv hope whatever that he will survive the attack.
KEWANNA ITEMS by ELI LEITER, June 27. 1877
HARVEY GRAHAM has returned from school.
The mill hog pen perfumes the whole town.
GEO. GRUPP raised a large barn yesterday.
On Monday last the most terrific storm passed over this section of country that has been witnessed for vears ... Scarcely a farm in the county that has not been damaged more or less. Mrs. BRUCE, SAMUEL SMITH and ETHAN COLLINS each had their barns unroofed.
BLOOMINGSBURG ITEMS by LITTLE NELL
We hear that ELIZABETH HARDMAN is on the languishing bed, being tormented
with pain and scorched with fever.
F. HULL has again returned to this vicinity from the West.
The school at White Oak closed Wednesday, June 20th. The school was taught by W. H. H. BARKMAN.
DIED. -There were several friends attended the funeral of FINLEY EMMONS' babe, June 22d, at the Reichter grave yard.
Rev. O. MEREDITH is superintendent of the Sabbath school at this place.
FARM GATES. Parties wishing to purchase the best Farm Gate in the market,
will do well to see BALDWIN & GLEN, who have purchased this and Miami
counties, and are now prepared to furnish Gates on short notice and at a low
price. Shop near Giant Planing Mill.
A BARGAIN. Eighty acres of Land, 2-1/2 miles west of Rochester, and a good House and Lot on Main street, situated close to business property, and formerlv owned by A. V. HOUSE. Call soon, as the property has to be sold. even at a sacrifice. Enquire of L. FEDER and CYRUS ROBBINS.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, July 7, 1877
DIED. -Mr. NORMAN ADAMS died last Saturday afternoon. With the last day of
the "month of flowers" the lamp of his life went out, and Sunday
afternoon his remains were carefully laid away in the old grave yard, along side
of his kindred, amid the tears of wife and children and the sorrow of many
The deceased was one among the early settlers of Rochester, and was known as an industrious man, a worthy citizen, a kind husband and father, a good neighbor, and in all essential particulars a most worthy man. Four children survive him and some four or five preceeded him to the spirit land where they awaited with outstretched hands and open arms his coming.
From the time Mr. A. was stricken down, on Tuesday evening, up to the hour of his death on Saturday, he uttered not a word, and did not seem to know anything or anybody. His only daughter, who lives in Wisconsin, was telegraphed to on Wednesday morning and arrived at home Thursday noon, but the father did not know her, or if he did, he had no power to signify it.........
On Wednesday morning the general theme of conversation on the street was the escapade of M. L. KILLEN from his wife, whom he married about three months ago. It was a matter of considerable surprise to the public, for at the time he and MATTIE MANN formed their life partnership, it was generally conceded to be a happy union. Three short months, however, proved that the gordian knot had been but loosely tied. No one, except perhaps the families, knew of any domestic difficulties until Tuesday, at which time he declared his intentions to abandon her. She followed him to his place of business, and it is said with tears and prayers entreated him to remain, but her pleadings were in vain. If reports be true he forcibly ejected her out of the store through the back door into the alley, while he made tracks for the train and departed. What the origin of their troubles were is not known, and it is perhaps well that it is so. Both are young, and after a time of separation and a little reflection, they may conclude to join hands and live happily together to a good old age.
ANOTHER ONE GONE.
DIED. -One by one the old pioneers of this county are called away by death.
The past year has been an eventful one in that particular -- a large ntunber of
old citizens being called to rest. It is with feelings of sadness that we now
record the death of WILLIAM P. BALL, which occurred at his residence in Richland
township, last Saturdav, at about 11 o'clock a.m. Mr. Ball was so well known
throughout the county that little can be said of him of which our readers are
not already familiar. At an earlv day in the history of the county he settled in
Henry township, and by many years of hard labor in the dense forest he succeeded
in making a large and valuable farm which he cultivated with pleasure and
profit. He was a noble-hearted man, and his hand and purse there always open for
the relief of distressed humanity. In politics he was an active and zealous
Democrat, and as a reward for his faithfulness he was placed upon the ticket in
1867, and elected Treasurer for the county. His affable and genial manners
secured his nomination and election to a second term in 1869. After the
expiration of his official career he removed to Richland township, where he
resided until after his death. Until he became the custodian of the county's
funds there were but few men more temperate than he, but his daily contact with
congenial and imbibing friends. and his natural disposition for jolly
companions, led him into habits that depleted his purse and broke his strong
physical constitution. For several years he has been an invalid, scarcely more
able to take care of himself than a child, but the follies that reduced him to
that condition and hastened his death, should be covered over with the mantel of
charity, and his many noble virtues only remembered. But few men have more or
warmer friends than had Mr. Ball.
The deceased was about sixty years of age. His remains were deposited in the family burying ground, near Akron, on last Sunday.
ITEMS FROM BIGFOOT by C. H.
L. STRONG and V. BUSENBERG have sold their dry goods and grocery store to F.
ALMACK & SON. The clerk in the store had a spasm last Saturday. It resulted
in nothing serious, only he is out of the store now breathing the fresh air.
JERRY DRUDGE, the most economical man in our neighborhood, is now cutting wheat off of the same ground where his last year's crop of corn stood.
DIED. Old Father RICE died June 29th, at the age of 80 years.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
ADAM AULT and ALVIN ROBBINS have formed a partnership for the manufacture of a patent medicine. Their laboratory will be in the new brick building being put up by ERNSPERGER & JACKSON.
Several town citizens went to WILLIAM DAVIDSON's large wheat field on the
fourth to see "McCormick's new self-binder work." Two strong teams
pulled the much-geared machine, apparently easy. It is certainly a great
improvement over an ordinary reaper, as it performs the work that usually
requires five able bodied men to do. Competent iudges pronounce it a success.
For reasons best known to himself M. L. KILLEN, the proprietor of the grocery house in the CENTENNIAL block, advertises that he will not be responsible for any bills contracted by his wife, Mrs. MATTIE KILLEN, as she has left his bed and board without just cause, etc. We expect to attend a quilting party soon and get full particulars.
Count VON EHERNSTEIN was brought before 'Souire HERMAN, Wednesday, to answer to an affidavit made by one LEVAW, wherein the Count was charged with careless use of revolvers. It appears that Von Ehernstein sent some lead after a squad of boys who were trespassing on his premises, for which he had the pleasure of paying a light fine and the cost in the case. Another similar case against the same Count is on the programme for to-day.
MERCHANT'S DINING HALL. First-class table. Board three dollars a week. Five meal tickets for one dollar. Come and get a good square meal. Two doors north of the Star Store.
BLOOMINGSBURG ITEMS by LI'ITLE NELL
The school at this place, Miss MARY L. NELLANS teacher, closed last Friday.
Elder McNEELEY delivered last Sabbath a very feeling and sympathetic discourse in commemoration of Mrs. GREEN. who died some time ago.
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Mrs. ELIZABETH PYLE (widow) is in very poor health.
Rochester furnishes three mail agents -- JOHN 'W. ELAM, AB. BEARSS and JOHN H. BEEBER.
(Notice of Attachment) ... WILLIAM A. WILSON vs WILLIAM H. BROWN... writ of
attachment has been by me issued against the rights, moneys and effects of
William H. Brown... so conceals himself that summons cannot be served upon
him... this 29th day of June. 1877 ... S. FOUDRAY, J.P.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, Julv 14, 1877
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Yellow Creek school, taught by Miss EMMA L. PYLE, will close next Friday.
There is to be a Sunday school picnic held at the saw mill (Ellsworth) school house, in the near future.
White Walnut school, three and one-half miles east of Rochester, Miss DORA PYLE teacher, closes next Thursday.
CHARLEY SMITH has planted out a young orchard of three hundred trees, and he will add three hundred more to it next fall.
Mrs. LAWRENCE and her husband, who were called here from Wisconsin on account of the sickness of Mr. NORMAN ADAMS, have not as yet returned home.
BLOOMINGSBURG ITEMS by LITTLE NELL
JAMES COPLEN has been visiting his friends in this vicinity.
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Mrs. LUMAN SMITH is dangerously ill.
ANSON MERRICK bought fifteen acres of ground of Mrs. ELIZA J. BISHOP, a few days ago, for which he paid twenty dollars per acre. The land is situated one mile west of town, and was very cheap at such figures.
The following is the programme of the closing exercises of Prairie Union school, kindly furnished us by the teacher, Miss EMMA ONSTOTT: (names mentioned): ANNIE ONSTOTT, LEE MONTGOMERY, GUSTA WEARNER, MINNIE LAWRENCE, LORN MONTGOMERY, CHARLEY LAWRENCE, MARTHA WEARNER, LEWIS LAWRENCE, WILLIE BOLLS, SUSIE WEASNER, JESSIE McBRIDE, DUFEE BOLLS, MEDEA MERRICK, FRANKIE DAVIS, LAURA PYLE, EMMA WALLACE, LELA OSBORN...
SAND HILL ITEMS by LIZZIE
Miss MATTIE BITTERS and Miss LAURA STRONG have been visiting among their
friends of this place.
Mr. and Mrs. J. ROBBINS will start for Nebraska next month. Their trip is for pleasure only.
(Sheriff's Sale) WM. BUMBARGER. adm'r of ELIZABETH RITTER's Estate vs H. B. JAMISON, LIZZIE C. JAMISON, A. W. HENDRICKS and ELIZA HENDRICKS... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 4th day of August, 1877 ... The north half (1/2) of lot number one hundred and sixteen (116) as designated in the new plat of the town of Rochester... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff of Fulton County.
(Notice to Non-Resident) ... SARAH CRIPE, ELIZA CRIPE, HIEL CRIPE and MATILDA CRIPE vs ANNIE DOBSON, WILLIAM H. DOBSON, ELIZABETH DOBSON and JOSEPH DOBSON... plaintiffs, by ESSICK & HOLMAN, attorneys... that said defendants Annie Dobson, Wm. H. Dobson, Elizabeth Dobson and Joseph Dobson, are not residents of the State of Indiana... this 11th day of July, 1877. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.
(An Ordinance) Of the Incorporated Town of Rochester, Indiana, defining certain offences against said town... and prescribing penalties therefor... vagrant, gambler, as a professional gambler, as a pigeondropper, as a courtesan, as a female prostitute or as a pimp... Passed July 10th, 1877. L. M. MONTGOMERY. President of the Board of Trustees... Attest, J. W. SHIELDS, Clerk.
(Sheriff's Sale) JACOB W. HISEY vs JANE HAMLET... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, the 4th day of August, 1877 ... The undivided one-third (1/3) of the east half (1/2) (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County ... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff of Fulton County. HERMAN & ROWLEY, Att'ys for Pl'ff.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
Foot passengers going north will observe the new SIDEWALK in front of the
The ROCHESTER GUARDS will soon be fixed with brass buttons and shiny muskets.
The race track at the FAIRGROUND is open to all sports who desire to train their steeds.
JAMES L. McCOY, the grain dealer at Walnut station, favors this office with considerable job work every month.
Prof. W. J. WILLIAMS is yet at his old home, near Granville, Ohio. He is expected to return to this place some time next week.
The EXCELSIOR FOUNDRY is making preparations to cast a lot of iron columns of late design for the front of the north end [COMMERCIAL] block.
The south wing of the "COMMERCIAL BLOCK" will not be constructed as a hotel as was originally intended by Mr. FROMM. Store rooms and offices will be erected instead.
Mr. AB. NELLANS has disposed of his clothing and piece goods to JOS. LAUER, who will soon connect a merchant tailoring department with his large clothing establishment.
A Rochester correspondent of the Plymouth DEMOCRAT undertakes to say that JOAQUIN MILLER was born in Fulton county. Mr. Miller could undoubtedly enlighten the natives about the matter, as he was present during the whole transaction.
MILO SMITH..lately furnished the Rochester base ballists with a new ball and started them off with the euphonious name of "Pottawattomies."
ROBERT GOULD clambered to the top of the BALCONY BUILDING, on Tuesday, and succeeded in getting some very fine negatives for sterescopic views of different portions of the town and prominent buildings. As an artist, Mr. GOULD is a success.
LEROY ARMSTRONG, formerly a typo in this office, went to Huntington the early part of this week to take charge of the news department of the HERALD, of that place...
DEL. WARD, ROB. WALLACE and GEO. HOLMAN made a business trip to Kewanna this week to make a collection for the Mishawaka Agricultural Works.
IRA MYERS, treasurer of Miami county, and his estimable wife, came across the country in a buggy, on Thursday, to visit his brother, J. P. MYERS ...
A quantity of water from our supposed mineral springs has been forwarded to Prof. COX, at Indianapolis, for analyzation. As soon as a report from him is received, the springs will be forgotten entirely or be brought much more prominently to the notice of the public, according as his report may be favorable or otherwise. A few interested parties are exceedingly anxious to learn the result of his experiments with the water.
Martial music for the new military organization will be furnished by the three HISY brothers ... The drums were manufactured by HENRY HISY, and are superior to any that could be purchased abroad.
JONATHAN DAWSON, one of the school trustees for Rochester, has furnished us the following... engaged to teach... for the year commencing September 3d: Principal, W. J. WILLIAMS. 6th Grade, W. H. SICKMAN. 5th, Miss PHEBE THOMPSON, 4th, Miss ALICE BARB, 3d, Miss CLARA STURGEON, 2d, Miss JOSIE STURGEON, lst, Miss OLLIE DAVIS, (South School) 2d Grade, Miss LIBBIE WILLIAMS, lst, Miss LUELLA LONG.
JONATHAN DAWSON has engaged the services of a young man by the name of CHARLES HICKS, of Ann Arbor, Mich., as his chief drug clerk. Mr. Hicks was recently a student at the Ann Arbor University.
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending July 14, 1877: Henry ARNETT, Joseph BARNET, S. C. BITTERS, E. J. BELL, J. W. CLINE, Lizey CRALE, Geo. V. DAWSON, Jesse W. EMMONS, E. W. HILL, Jennie HOOD, John FEAR, Geo. KIBBLER, Aaron KERSEY, Mrs. Emma KESLER, S. S. JACKSON, Samuel JACKSON, Ephraim McKEE, Chris MASSACRE, David McKEE, Mollie MARBOUGH, Ella MARTINDALE, Dr. C. H. MILLER, Mike MILLER, John H. MOW, Anna PETIT, Henry PARKER, Alpha POFF, S. RAIRICK, Sarah L. SHAFER, N. SMITH, Jacob STINEHOUSER, George WECK, Ella WATSON, Joe WEIDNER. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
(Administrator's Sale of Real Estate) ... SAMUEL C. MAJOR, Administrator of
the estate of WILLIAM R. CLARK, deceased, has filed his petition to sell the
real estate... SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk. ESSICK & HOLMAN, Att'y for Pl'ff.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, July 21,.1877
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DIED. -Mr. LUMAN SMITH, an old and respected citizen of this county, died at
his residence, a few miles west of Rochester, on last Tuesday night, 17th inst.,
after an illness of about six days, aged 66 years, 3 months and 14 days. The
deceased was born in Wayne county, New York, and was married to MARY ANN BROWN
in 1838. Came west and settled in Mishawaka in 1839 and moved to Fulton county
in 1863, where he resided up to the time of his death. He united with the church
in 1843, joined the Masonic order in 1847, and served for a time as Worshipful
Master. He leaves a wife and four children. Mr. Smith was a jovial, warmhearted
man, loving his friends, and always ready to lend a helping hand in case of
We spent last Sabbath in the Yellow Creek settlement, a few miles from Bloomingsburg, and were hospitably entertained by Mr. and Mrs. J. M. MERIDITH. Mr. M. was born and raised in that neighborhood, and has never been out of the State. He has a good farm that is carefully and skillfully cultivated, plenty of fruit trees, a nice residence, a fine barn -- in a word, all the comforts of a home. Mr. ROBERT MERIDITH, his father, has a fine farm in the immediate vicinity, and the old gentleman seems to be surrounded by everything that would be likely to contribute to his comfort or happiness on earth. He is pretty well advanced in years, and settled in this county some forty-two or three years ago, coming here contemporaneously with Mr. BEN. WILSON and other old settlers of the county. When Mr. Meridith settled in this county there were but two or three houses in Rochester, and but one cabin between his place and this town. He has lived to witness great changes in this part of the country, for when he came here the ax of the pioneer had made but little headway toward settlement and civilization. All was a wilderness. Where broad fields are now cultivated and beautiful residences stand, the red man then roamed, and his scalping knife, red with the blood of murdered victims, glistened in the sun or was waved in triumph before the blazing fires at the hideous war dance. Where churches and school houses are now seen as so many land-marks of advancing civilization and an increasing intelligence, there was nothing but the deep gloom of an unbroken forest, the stillness of which was only varied by the cries and howlings of wild beasts as they roamed at will, unmolested by man. Those were the days of buckskin breeches, bear meat and coon-skin caps, and have gone from us forever.
A few of the enterprising citizens are determined that Rochester shall have an ARTESIAN WELL. A company is being formed and work will soon begin. Rochester is full of enterprise this year.
J. H. BEEBER was deputized to institute Akron Lodge No. --, F. & A. M., and install its officers ... The following is the list of officers installed: C. F. HARTER, ED. UTTER, FRANK DILLON, WM. BITTERS, ANDREW STRONG, MELVILLE ORR, DANIEL SIBERT, ALBERT SHAFER.
MARRIAGE LICENSES issued by the Clerk: James RAY to Mary SURGUY. Isaac N. ZUCK to Rebecca WILSON. Adam BARRIE to Sarah McINTIRE. Allen JEFFRIES to Phebe JOHNSON. John J. STOCKBERGER to Mary BATCHELOR. Charles DODD to Martha STERNS. Jacob SMITH to Sarah J. DAVIS. Jefferson BISHOP to Eliza J. REID. Michael ZIMPLEMAN to Margret THRUSH. Abraham NYE to Mary WIDEMAN. Herman TOBAN to Catherine HORMAN.
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending July 21, 1877: Harry CAPP, Wm. DUNN, Wm. EDMINSTER, Henry MARLEY, Curry MOHLER, Melinda NEFF, Cassie ROBBINS, Ellen SMITH, Allan B. SPACH. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
BLOOMINGSBURG ITEMS by LITTLE NELL
RISDON NELLANS is ill with billious fever.
Remember that Elder McKNEELY will preach his farewell sermon, in this place, on the first Sabbath in August.
MARRIED. -There was one of the worst rackets in Tiosa, last Saturday, that we ever heard -- ringing of bells, firing of guns, beating on old pans, yelling of boys, etc., and all because Mr. TOBINS had got married. [NOTE: See Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983: HERMAN TOBEN m. CATHARINE HORMANN July 13, 1877.]
($100 REWARD) One Hundred Dollars Reward will be Paid for the apprehension and conviction of the person who burned the house on our place Tuesday night, July 10, 1877. Owing to recent depredations, such as letting stock into grain fields, etc., etc., and finally by the burning of the building on Tuesday night, we deem it necessary for the safety of our property that the miscreant be brought to justice, and offer the above reward for that purpose. Mrs. C. B. DAVIDSON. July 21, 1877.
(Petition to Sell) ... VERNON GOULD, Administrator de bonis non of the estate of HENRY PETER, deceased, has filed his petition to sell the real estate... SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk. E. STURGEON, Att'v.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
Several droves of live mutton have kicked up clouds of dust along MAIN
STREET, this week.
CURG RANNELLS is reading law and reciting to J. S. SLICK. He has the elements of a first-class disciple of Blackstone.
Stone masons are putting a new foundation under the BEARSS BUILDING, next to the postoffice.
E. E. COWGILL has begun the erection of another fine residence on west Pearl street. That street is the finest in town, and is being rapidly and well improved.
Since a black-haired girl baby came into his family, the other night, LEVI MONTGOMERY sails around his elevator with his hat on a slant, anxious to pay some farmer a fond price for a load of new wheat.
The "MILLER" residence on South Main street, just out of the corporation, was recently sold to Mr. AB. NELLANS for the extremely low price of three thousand dollars. Mr. Nellans, who is the County Treasurer elect, will soon occupy this desirable property.
Four horse teams are busily engaged in hauling heavy loads of BRICK from the yards near the Tippecanoe river, and the NORRIS yard south of town. The brick for the SOUTH END BLOCK are nearly all at their last resting places, and waiting to be roofed.
Jove's thunder-bolts visited the residence of JOHN EWING, near Grant, the other day, and laid out several stalwart men who happened to be in the yard at the time. They all survived the shock and are now doing well...
The Rochester nine got defeated in their match game of base ball with the Peru nine at that city, last week...
... ROCHESTER, TUESDAY, JULY 31, 1877, Coming on 3 Special Trains!... W. W. COLE'S Great New York and New Orleans Zoological and Equestrian EXPOSITION.......
OLD HENS. 100 dozen old hens are wanted immediately by L. HEILBRUN & SON,
for which they will pay the highest market price.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, Julv 28, 1877
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JOHN GOSS had a colt die Tuesday.
The Sunday school at Ellsworth school house, just south of town, was largely attended last Sabbath.
Mrs. LUMAN SMITH has long been afflicted with a nervous affliction, which has seriously impaired her physical powers as well as her mental facilities ...
CHARLEY McMAHAN, a little son of DENNIS McMAHAN, although quite a child yet, has had a full shore of dangerous adventures and narrow escapes. At one time he was picked up on the horns of an enraged cow and seriously injured, and at another time he was kicked by a cow and nearly killed. A short time ago a young colt let its heels fly against him, and the child lay insensible for some time from the effects of the blow. While on his way from school on a cold, stormy day, last winter, the little fellow was found lying in the snow almost covered up and nearly perished with cold. All these accidents and narrow escapes have happened to him, and yet he is only six vears old...
ROCHESTER LIGHT GUARDS....... Bv hard work they succeeded, and now have sixty
stands of breech loading Springfield rifles, with all the necessary
accoutrements. The officers of the company have been elected, and on last
Saturday evening thirty-five soldierly and brave men were mustered into the
service of the State at OPERA HALL, by Major ED. CALKINS ....
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WALTER STICKLES is in town.
JOHN McBRIDE had a calf bitten by a rattle-snake last Wednesdav afternoon, and after swelling badly the animal died on Thursday.
JACOB SPERRY tried to balance a horse on his foot last Tuesday, and succeeded for a while, but his toes were badly mashed, and a doctor had to be called.
ISAAC McCARTER buried two dollars and seventy-five cents worth of year old hens, the other day. Chicken cholera.
(Application for Liquor License.) Notice is hereby given to the citizens of the town of Kewanna... that the undersigned... will apply to the Board of County Comissioners... for a license to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... in the one-story frame building situate on the south half of the north half of lot numbered thirty-eight (38), as designated on the town plat of the town of Pleasant Grove (now called Kewanna)... GIDEON P. TALBOTT.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
MILT. REES is the proprietor of a spring bed factory. Drop in and see it.
A. J. DAVIDSON and family, who recently removed to Tyner City, Ind., has since removed to St. Elmo, Ills.
The new hand made cigar now being manufactured at EMRICK's CIGAR FACTORY is fast gaining a reputation for being the best five cent cigar in the market.
Mr. A. RIMES, proprietor of the FULTON COUNTY CARRIAGE FACTORY, has removed his entire stock to the CRAVEN shops, at the north end of town, where he has erected a large liberty pole, from which floats the stars and stripes.
DIED -WILLIE J., infant son of EMMA J. and J. B. CUNNINGHAM, after a short illness departed this life of suffering for a life of eternal happiness, on the morning of July 26th. ... MT. VERNON.
R. C. WALLACE, deputy sheriff, succeeded last Tuesday in capturing GEORGE
FARRAR, of Lincoln, Ind., for whom the constable has been carrying a warrant for
the past three months. The charge brought against the young man was the
disturbing and disarranging of a religious meeting, for which he was made to
secure the sum of seventeen dollars.
The elegant new single harness that makes Dr. PLANK's gay buggy nag feel so proud, was made by J. L. WOOD, now in the employ of O. P. OSGOOD, of this place...
Brown's patent bed spring that is being manufactured in this place by MILT REES is said to be the cheapest and best article of the kind in the market. Mr. H. B. ANNIS, of Michigan, who is now stopping at the WAllace House, is the gentleman who owns and controls most of the northwestern territory for this valuable patent...
SAND HILL ITEMS by LIZZIE
Mrs. D. COLE is afflicted with erysipelas.
Mr. and Mrs. DAVID BOYER, of Lafayette, Ind., are guests of WILLIAM SHOEMAKER.
J. BOWERS and others had a dance at Mr. LANGDON'S, last Friday night.
BLOOMINGSBURG ITEMS by LITTLE NELL
Miss ORA PETRES, of Argos, has been visiting her relatives and friends of
Miss BAUGHER, of Bourbon, is visiting her brother, in this place.
ELIJAH COPLEN is talking of trading his farm here for a farm near Argos.
(Administrators notice) ... GEORGE H. POTTS, Administrator of the estate of LOVEY MOHLER, deceased, has filed her petition to sell the Real Estate... SAMUEL KEELY, Clark, F.C.C. MILO R. SMITH. Atty. July 26..
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturdav, August 4, 1877
KEWANNA ITEMS by ELI LEITER, August 1, 1877
Dr. VANPELT, of Kokomo, once a white headed youth of this place, put up at
the Kewanna House, on Monday last.
F. P. HOWELL, H. HOWELL and JOHN LEITER are spending a vacation from their arduous studies.
A little excursion party consisting of Miss LUELLA LONG, Miss ALICE KILLMER, ERWIN PHILLIPS, ourself and family, went to Chicago on the Harvest Home excursion on July 24, and spent the time till the 27th in looking at the sights of the great city of the West...
J. Q. HENRY has resigned his position in the Winamac school and expects to enter the theological seminary of Chicago this fall.
DIED. -A child of ANTHONY BURDGE, of Wayne township, was buried on last Sunday.
(Application for license) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... In the room on the ground floor of the two-story frame building situated on the west end of the north half of the south half of lot number thirty-three (33) in the old plat of the town of Rochester... (known as the Cornelius block). FREDERICK BOSENBERG.
A GREAT SUCCESS at the North End Cheap Store. The Most Complete Stock of DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, GROCERIES, QUEENSWARE and PROVISIONS in Rochester, at the South Room (Cornelius Block) Dry Goods, CHAPIN & BRO. Groceries,
Re-Established in the Old Room ... STAR STORE ... Dry Goods, Notions,
Groceries, Provisions, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, Queensware and Glassware... The
highest price paid for Produce of All Kinds. Provisions or Goods delivered to
any part of the city FREE. D. S. GOULD & BRO.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
ALBERT RICHTER is clerking for FRED. BOSENBERG.
Young LAFAYETTE RALSTON started for California this week, where he expects to improve his failing health.
The American flag flies from the pole on FIEZER & HILL's carriage factory.
A. BAKER was son struck just one week ago to-day. It weighed nearly a dozen pounds and is doing well.
WILLIAM CHINN is making a big effort to collect the delinquent taxes of this township for Treasurer CATES.
Mrs. ALICE BEEBER and daughter of Huntington, and Mrs. PHEBE THIRKIELD of Franklin, Ohio, are enjoying themselves among their relatives, the BEEBERS of this place.
JOHN P. MYERS has secured a situation as mail agent on the Michigan Southern railroad, the route extending from Toledo to Chicago ...
The ROCHESTER LIGHT GUARDS have rented the east room on the second floor of the CENTENNIAL building which is now being fitted up in good style for their accommodation ...
DAN AGNEW and wife will go to California about the first of November to spend the winter months. The visit will be made in the interest of Mrs. Agnew's health.
A Mexico base ball club has challenged the Pottawattomies, of this place, for a match game to be played this afternoon, near the stave factory.
For some cause best known perhaps to P. O. JONES, district prosecuting attorney, JOHN W. SMITH has been deposed and GEORGE W. HOLMAN appointed in his stead as deputy prosecutor for this county...
Considerable excitement was created about town on Tuesday evening by a report that OLLIE HILL was missing. It was the evening of the show and a number of suspicious characters being in town gave rise to fears that she had been abducted. Ollie is unfortunate, being a mute and her unusual absence from home from early in the evening until 10 o'clock at night occasioned the alarm of parents and neighbors. She was found spending the evening with her young friends a few blocks away, when all excitement subsided as rapidly as it was produced.
(Notice to Non-Resident) ... CHARLES HAIMBAUGH vs JAMES K. NELLANS... plaintiff, by JACOB S. SLICK, attorney ... defendant... is not a resident of the State of Indiana ... this 2d day of August, 1877. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.
(Application for License)... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... In the back room of the one-story frame building on the west end of the south half of the north half of lot number thirty-three (33) old plat of the town of Rochester... FREDERICK H. CORNELIUS.
(Ditch Notice) ... HENRY WERNER, and other citizens of Rochester township... filed their petition... the following named persons as the owners of said lands, to-wit: SAMUEL HEFFLEY, CHARITY REED, WILLIAM REED, JOHN REED, AUSTIN REED and NANCY REED (widow and heirs of DANIEL REED, deceased), THOMAS MERCER, JOHN W. BRAMAN, WILLIAM REED, HORACE MACKEY, CYRUS H. ROBBINS, GEORGE W. ORR, JACOB SPERRY, HENRY EARL, SUSAN PATTON, BENJAMIN PATTON and (the heirs of NATHANIEL WEBBER, deceased), CHARLES WEBBER and CLARA WEBBER, HENRY WERNER, WILLIAM KIRKENDALL, EDMOND GREEN, ROBERT DUNLAP, JAMES P. CHANCE, JOHN B. NILES, the widow and heirs of SIMEON WEBBER, deceased, BENJAMIN PATTON, RETTIG & COLE, of Miami County, Indiana, and HARRIET A. ARVIN... this 1st day of August, A. D., 1877. CHAS. W. CAFFYN, Auditor Fulton County.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, August 11, 1877
SAND HILL ITEMS by LIZZIE
HENRY MECHLING returned to his home last Saturday, after an absence of six
S. NICLOW and G. KILLMER have troubled dreams, caused by Kansas fever.
It is not Aunt SYNTHA SHORE any more, it is Mrs. SPENCER.[(see Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983: JOHN M. SPENCER m. CYNTHIA A. SHORE, Aug. 2, 1877.]
FRIGHTFUL ACCIDENT. -LEWIS, son of WILLIAM DIBLER, aged 25 vears, lives with his father, three miles west of town, and is subject io epileptic fits. On Wednesday morning he and his father were topping out a straw stack, the young man being on the stack with a fork, when he was seized with a fit . The fork slid down the stack, handle foremost, and after reaching the ground, remained standing against the stack, the sharp tines upward, ready to impale the struggling victim as he tumbled down on the same side of the stack on which the fork had fallen. By the force of the fall the two prongs were plunged into his body to a depth of eight inches, one prong entering just below the heart, the other his abdomen, and striking with such firmness that it required much strength to remove them. The position of the fork and the head-long falling of the voung man made the wounds have a downward tendency, which prevented instant death. Dr. SPOHN was called immediately, and rendered all the aid that was possible, and he reports the probable recovery of the doubly unfortunate man.
TIDAL WAVES by 'TOM THUMB, Akron, Ind., Aug. 7, 1877
Dr. JOHNSTON's father and sister made him a short visit last week.
G. W. CUTSHALL will sell some of his personal property at public sale on Saturday, August 11th.
FRANK DILLON is recovering (under the skillful care of Dr. HARTER) from a severe attack of billious fever.
Mrs. DORMAN KING, while passing down stairs with a pin in her mouth, accidentally fell, when near the landing, which caused her to suddenly inflate the lung, and it is feared drew the pin into the air passage.
KEWANNA ITEMS by ELI LEITER
A. D. JONES is having the street graded in his addition to the town. He will
soon commence fencing it in squares.
Mr. JOHN MYERS, Sr., was thrown from his wagon, on Saturday last, by a runaway team. His injuries were very light.
Dr. GOUCHER is feeling the pulse of the citizens of Leiter's Ford in reference to building a store room and Odd Fellows hall at that place. The project will probably be successful, and if it is, it will be the starting point of a thriving village.
THOMAS GRAFFIS' team ran away on Sunday last, seriously injuring a son, a small boy, who had his thigh broken, and also hurting several members of the family, but nothing serious excepting the boy.
HENRY ZELLERS has found his stolen horse at last. He found her at the livery stable of FIELDS & DRAKE, of Plymouth, Ind. They claimed to have bought her.
JOHN WILLIAMS and wife returned from Battle Ground, or near there, where they have been for the past six months. They expect to remain here for a season.
ELIZABETH HARDMAN is again very sick.
JESSE HAMLET has been very sick, but he is getting better slowly now.
THOMAS HAMLET, of Plymouth, buried one of his children in the Hamlet grave yard, near this place, last Friday.
(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... In the front room of the one-story frame building, situated as follows. On the twenty-one (21) feet and two (2) inches off the south side of lot number thirty-two (32), old plat of the town of Rochester... ANTON THALMANN.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
CHARLEY PLANK shades his optics with blue glass spectacles.
Miss ALLIE RYLAND visited her friends at Peru, this week.
ED. MATHEWS, of Peru, is assisting in putting the tin roof on the south end block.
Miss ALTA HOWARD, of Ft. Wayne, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. ESSICK, in this place.
Miss NORA DICKEY, of Madison, this State, is visiting Mrs. E. CALKINS, and having a pleasant time among her young lady friends in this place.
The EAGLE CLOTHING HOUSE clerk, Mr. JOHN NELLANS, will undoubtedly make a good Deputy Treasurer. He is a fine penman and a fair scholar.
Miss MAY McCRACKEN, of Bellefontaine, Ohio, and Miss ADA JOHNSON of Kokomo, were guests of Miss STELLA LYON this week.
H. B. HUEBNER, the architect from Indianapolis, who is furnishing the designs for FROMM's and DAVIDSON's buildings [COMMERCIAL BLOCK], was at the Wallace House this week.
According to an ordinance published elsewhere in this issue, a brick sidewalk is to be built on the west side of Jefferson street, extending from FRED. FROMM's residence to Capt. RADER'S. The necessity of such an improvement has long been felt by many of the residents living along the line of the project and by hundreds of church goers who attend the three churches located on that street.
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Dr. BRACKETT is seriously ill.
LEWIS OSBORN is very ill with fever.
LINCOLN OSBORN is suffering from an attack of cholera morbus.
CHARLEY SMITH has been on the sick list, but he is able for his hash again.
JAMES PYLE had a slight wrestle with the cholera morbus the latter part of last week.
GEORGE ADAMS, while at work on the picnic grounds, last Friday, was taken suddenly ill and was compelled to go to his home.
Rev. BISHOP and wife will leave for Arkansas in a few days, in which State they expect to make their future home. May health and happiness attend them.
THE ROCHESTER PUBLIC GRADED SCHOOL opens August 27, 1877, for a term of thirty-six weeks ... Prof. W. J. WILLIAMS as Principal, and W. H. SICKMAN for the sixth grade, and competent teachers for all the grades ... ENOCH STURGEON, N. L. LORD, J. DAWSON, Trustees.
[Resolutions of Hall of Rochester Lodge No. 436, F. & A. M.... our Worshipful Brother, LUMAN SMITH... J. A. SUTTON, E. R. HERMAN, J. E. CLARKE, Committee.]
THE DENVER COLLEGE AND NORMAL SCHOOL. The first term of this newly established Institution of learning will open Tuesday, September 4, 1877, at 9 a.m. in Denver, Miami county, Indiana. Accessible from all sides by rail, and lasts eleven weeks ... The expenses are lower than in any other good school of the State, amounting, in all to $3.50 per week. Send for circular. W. O. PIPER, Sec'y. Denver, Ind., Aug. 11, 1877.
Fulton lodge F. & A.M..met last night for the purpose of making
arrangements for attending the funeral of Dr. FAIRBANKS, which takes place
to-day, at Fulton, at 10 otclock.
The Boston shoe store is a mammoth institution that will open in a few days in the east room of the CENTENNIAL building...
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending Aug. 11, 1877: Thos. L. ADAMSON, F. W. ANDREW, Benj. BABEN, Sanford BAKER, W. T. BUTLER, Frank DILAN, Miss A. GLARN, Isiah GOSS, John HARNIG, Baron L. HILL., G. HOFFMAN, Thomas HOPKINS, Zeal HUTCHINSON, Jacob KARCHER, George KARSCHNER, J. Fisk LEE, M. M. MOORE, Mrs. Ireen MILLER, Eunice MOHLER, Daniel GILBARGER, Sam ORANC, Thomas B. ROSH, Amanda SKINNER, Mary STONE, Hipary WAGONER, Otto WETTSTINE, John WILSON, Morris WILLIAMS. - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
(Ditch Notice) ... DAVID C. OLIVER, SEBASTIAN GOSS and others, citizens of
Liberty and Rochester townships ... filed their petition in the Comissioner's
court... the following named persons as the owners of said land, to-wit: The
widow and heirs of JACOB ROUCH, deceased, DAVID C. OLIVER, SEBASTIAN GOSS,
WILLIAM BULL, AARON ROUCH,. SAMUEL SHOWLEY, JACOB LEISE, GEORGE SPOTTS, JOHN
MILLER, DORUS LEISE, HENRY REMENSNIDER, HENRY C. REMENSNIDER, MOSES J. TROYER,
JOHN SAPST, WILLIAM WILDERMOTH, ESTHER GRUBE, DAVID SHONK, JOHN W. MILLER, FRANK
W. BEARSS, DANIEL R. BEARSS, MARGARET EISENMAN, the widow and heirs of HUGH
MILLER, deceased, PHEBE MILLER, OLIVE A. FINNEY, JOHN LANTZ, estate of ALVA
BUCKINGHAM, deceased, HENRY T. and WILLIAM NILES, J. MONTGOMERY, JAMES C. DILL
and J. L. WHITE... this 10th day of August, 1877. CHAS. W. CAFFYN, Auditor of
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, August 18, 1877
DIED. -The citizens of Liberty township lost a valuable member of society in the death of Dr. A. B. FAIRBANK, of Fulton, which occurred in that place on Wednesday, August 8th. The deceased had long been a resident of that place, and had endeared himself to the whole community by his genial disposition and his zeal in ministering to the physical wants of suffering humanity. He was born in the State of New York, graduated at Starling Medical College, Columbus, Ohio, and was at his death past 57 years of age. His funeral took place on last Saturday, and was largely attended. He was a good and faithful member of Fulton Lodge No. 79, F. & A.M., of this place, and was by that lodge buried according to the rites of that ancient institution. Rev. C. P. WRIGHT, of the M.E. church at Logansport. officiating as pastor. [See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County, Ind. Cemeterv Inscriptions, Fulton Cemetery, Liberty Township: ALFRED B. FAIRBANK, Feb. 14, 1820 - Aug. 8, 1877.)
BLOOMINGSBURG ITEMS by LITTLE NELL
DIED. -The funeral of old Mother DECK was attended by a large group of
weeping friends, last Sunday. The funeral sermon was preached bv Elder McKNEELY.
-ELIZABETH HARDMAN died last Friday, after a long illness. She left a husband and one child to mourn the loss of an affectionate wife and a kind mother.
ITEMS FROM BIGFOOT by C. H.
I. H. COPLEN has been sick for five months. Without help soon he cannot live
T. ALMACK & SON will take charge of the store at this place about the first of September.
(Notice to Contractors - New Engine House) Office of Town Clerk, Rochester, Ind., Aug. 16, 1877. Sealed Proposals will be received at this office until September 29, 1877 ... J. H. RHODES, architect... J. W. SHIELDS, Clerk.
(Notice to Non-Resident) ... HICKMAN PHILLIPS and JEREMIAH LEITER vs THOMAS BORDORFF... plaintiff, by JACOB S. SLICK, attorney... that said defendant... is not a resident of the State of Indiana... this 16th day of August, 1877. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.
(Petition to Sell) ... PHILLIP HOOT and HANNAH VANMETER, Administrators of
the estate of HUGH VANMETER, deceased, have filed their petition to sell the
real estate... SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk. August 14, 1877. SHRYOCK & CONNER,
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
Mrs. R. N. RANNELLS is under a doctor's care.
JOSEPH LAUER has been on the sick list this week.
BYRON MYERS, of Peru, is visiting his relatives and friends in this place.
Miss MINNIE STRADLEY and STELLA MITCHELL have been visiting friends in Plymouth this week.
J. D. BROWN lately took several car loads of hogs to Chicago, for MONTGOMERY & TONER.
JOHN MYERS spent his vacation week at home, in this place. He likes the business of a mail agent, and is much pleased with his route.
DIED. -An infant daughter of E. A. and ELIZABETH LELAND died at Etna Green last Thursday, and was buried here yesterday afternoon.
Prof. RUEBELT, of the Denver College, addressed the Murphy congregation at the OPERA HALL, Monday night.
F. J. ADAMS, the candy manufacturer, has removed his stock to the room joining Zimmerman's shoe store, on the north.
The proprietor of one of the saloons opposite the Court House, has succumed to the Murphy influence. EDMINSTRR steps out and Murphy steps in.
GEO. EDWARDS and lady, of the Parker House, of Plymouth, were in town this week, negotiating for the management of the WALLACE HOUSE. LATER. -Mr. Edwards will take possession of the hotel on the first of next month.
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BOYD MILLER, an old citizen of this county, who lived in the Bearss
settlement, died last Saturday.
Mrs. REBECCA MILLER, of West Liberty, Ohio, is visiting her father, JOHN McBRIDE.
WILLIAM LANE, of Rochester, is teaching Prairie Union Sunday school how to sing.
PETER CONGER and family intend moving to Greensburgh, Indiana, where they will engage in the boarding house business.
VALENTINE LAWRENCE has concluded not to move to Arkansas. He will remain on his farm and make sure of what he has, rather than run after strange and uncertain gods...
GEO. W. RHODES & SON, of this place, are rapidly gaining a reputation in this county as architects and builders ... Below we give a statement of work done by them within the past six years at Frankfort, Indiana, their former home.....
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, Ausust 25, 1877
The temperance move in Rochester and throughout the county of Fulton has proven a great success for the friends of the cause... succeeded in obtaining about 1,600 subscribers to the Murphy pledge in about three week's time.
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending Aug. 25, 1877: Henrv ARNETT, Zephnia BELL, Catherine BROWN, James CALAWAY, A. COLLINS, I. COPELAND, G. B. EARNEST, Mrs. Anna FLEMING, Wm. GREEN, H. HOOVER, J. D. HOLMAN, Elmer IRVIN, H. M. KELLOGG, Albert KKOFFEL, Lizzie LINCOLN, Clara MARTIN, Mary MARTIN, B. F. MILLER, M. T. MILLS, Lyda OREN, A. G. REED, Otto D. ROBINSON, N.C. SMITH, J. J. THROCKMORTON, Harry TRIBBLE, Herbert TUCKER, S. H. TUCKLE, John VEDDER, Samuel WARD, W. H. WOOD. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P. M.
MARRIAGE LICENSES issued by the Clerk since August lst: Ruther E. BABCOCK to
Laura HOLLOWAY. John M. SPENCER to Cyntha A. SHORE.
Alfred GOSS to Ida SHELTON. Allen DOUGLASS to Sarah ALLEY. John M.
SQUIRE to Mary CUBBERLY.
KEWANNA ITEMS by ELI LEITER, August 22. 1877
It was A. D. TONER that was grading the streets and preparing to fence lots
in his addition to the town, of which we made mention in our last, which read A.
D. something else.
DIED. -The remains of JOHN N. INGRIM were taken to Winamac for interment an Monday last. Mr. Ingrim was an early settler in this part of the county, and was well and favorably known by all, who will be pained to learn of his death.
The fall term of the Kewanna graded school will commence Aug. 27th. F. L. WAYNE, principal.
Mrs. Rev. JONES and MARY LEITER have been spending the past ten days at the Battle Ground camp meeting, and visiting friends in that locality.
Major CALKINS, T. MAJOR BITTERS and SIDNEY R. MOON succeeded admirably in organizing a young men's temperance union at this place, on last Saturday night and Sunday. One hundred and fifty-eight signed the pledge and put on the blue ribbon...
RUFUS BLAIR and family returned last week from a four week's visit in the Buckeye State.
BLOOMINGSBURG ITEMS by LITTLE NELL
H. BAUGHER and N. SHERRON came in contact with each other, and Baugher
measured Sherron's shoulders with a club. Then Sherron went off satisfied.
A. MIKESELL and wife are both on the sick list this week.
JESSE HAMLET is getting some better.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
Mrs. GRAHAM, of Logansport, is visiting friends in this place.
The second story on FROMM's new building begins to balance the appearance of the heavy iron front.
The blue ribbon is very becoming and perhaps beneficial to such men as D. W. LYON and Col. SHRYOCK.
A dry goods and grocery store will soon be in operation at [RICHLAND] CENTER, north of here.
ERNSPERGER & JACKSON's new brick building presents a beautiful, bold front, and looms up as an ornament to the central part of town.
The new bell at the Center church in Richland township, rings out a fine clear tone, and weighs seven hundred pounds.
The massive iron fronts that are being erected for WILLIAM DAVIDSON's theatre, will be beautiful and imposing when finished.
Miss LULU ROBBINS returned to St. Louis Thursday where she will remain a year to complete her studies.
The new M.E. CHURCH at [RICHLAND] CENTER, in Richland township, is to be dedicated on Sunday, Sept. 9th., Elder UTTER officiating ...
DIED. -Mr. ALLEN NIXON, who lived in the south part of town, died very suddenly on last Sunday morning of congestion of the stomach. He was 74 vears of age. The remains were interred at Mt. Hope on Monday.
The following named gentlemen will serve as Petit Jurors during the next term of court: DANIEL BISHOPS, JOHN H. TONER, ASA BAILEY, DAVID CORBIN, JOSEPH REED, PETER MILLER, JOSEPH NICODEMUS, WASHINGTON HORN., GEORGE WILSON, JOHN C. HUDKINS, THOMAS MOGLE and ISAAC GOOD.
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Miss MARY ROUCH, of Plymouth, Indiana, is visiting relatives and friends in
the vicinity of Rochester.
WILLIAM BAILEY, who lives on the sand ridge, southwest of town, had a calf bitten last Sunday by a rattle snake. After swelling badly and lingering in much pain for a few hours the animal died.
Mr. NORMAN ADAMS, lately deceased, left his property in such good condition that it will not be necessary to have an administrator appointed. For the sake of his widow and children we are glad to note this.
Mrs. LEWIS CONGER, who lives a mile or two from town, is in her seventy-seventh vear, yet she is remarkably active, and is yet in the full enjoyment of all her mental faculties. It is interesting to hear the old lady rehearse her early life, when extreme poverty was the lot of herself and husband. Yet this couple worked through it all, and the father was able to give his two sons a good farm each...
JAMES GAINER and wife recently returned from a ten week's sojourn at Hot Springs, Ark., very much improved in health...
TO THE PUBLIC. The undersigned having rented the Wallace House, will make this a strictly first-class hotel ... GEORGE EDWARDS. Formerly Matteson House, Chicago; Teegarden House.. Laporte; late Parker House, Plymouth, Ind.
(Notice to Non-Resident) In justices Court. Rochester Township.
JOSEPH LAUER vs SHERMAN F. CHANDLER... plaintiff by CALKINS & McCLARY, his attorneys... that said defendant is a non-resident of the State of Indiana... this 21st day of August, 1877. E. R. HERMAN, Justice.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, September 1, 1877
BLOOMINGSBURG ITEMS vy VOX
Rev. O. MEREDITH is being tormented with pains and aches.
We learn that G. KESSLER and J. M. FISH are going to move their dry goods and grocery store from this place to Center, in Richland township.
JOSEPH ZOLMAN is to start on his eastern trip this week. He is going to visit some of his friends in the east ...
SAND HILL ITEMS bv LIZZIE
The Grangers have built a nice large hall and storeroom combined.
A. J. MILLER is erecting a large dry goods and grocery store, joining his old one.
Mr. J. ROBBINS and lady bid farewell to their many friends of this place last week and are now drinking in the pleasures that Nebraska affords.
We think it would be a very wise plan to clear the streets of the logs and stumps which almost blockade the way as to make it difficult to pass.
Why can't Sand Hill have a Murphy meeting?
(Administrator's Sale) The undersigned, Administrator of the estate of EVE MECHLING, deceased, will sell at public auction at the late residence of the decedent, one-fourth of a mile east of Tiosa on Tuesday, September 18, 1877... (personal property) ... JOHN P, BARNHART, Adm'r.
(Notice of Administration) JOHN P. BARNHART appointed Administrator of the estate of EVE MECHLING, late of Fulton county. deceased... Aug. 29, '77.
(Notice to Non-Resident) ... MARGARET FRAZIER vs SOLOMON B. FRAZIER... plaintiff. by M. L. ESSICK, attorney... that said defendant... is not a resident of the State of Indiana... this 30th day of August, 1877. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.
(Notice of Administration) AMON ENTSMINGER appointed Administrator of the estate of WM. T. MITCHTLL, late of Fulton county, deceased... Aug 27. '77.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
Mr. BERT WOOLEY is home on a visit from Glenwood, Kansas. He is so well
pleased with the west that he will return again in a few days.
During the next term of Court BILL SHERIDAN will endeavor to divorce himself from his wife. Cause -- family jars.
Miss MAGGIE CHAMPER has gone to Battle Creek, Mich., where she expects to spend a year in one of the institutions of learning at that place.
There will be a PLATFORM DANCE two miles east of this place, on the Fort Wayne road, next Saturday. Good music, refreshments, etc., will be furnished at low rates.
Last Saturday a daring young man known as ALVA NEWELL drove a load of lumber into Cowgill's lumber yard with the expectation of swindling somebody, but as he had previously gave evidence of fraud, LYMAN BRACKETT and AB. BARRETT, suspicioned that something was loose about the lumber offered for sale. Investigation proved that their suspicions were well founded. While measuring the load, Brackett recognized it as lumber that had been in the yard for months, and in order to capture the crooked gentleman requested him to wait a few minutes for his check, which was delivered to him in the afternoon by Constable HAVEY SPENCER who read it as a check from 'Squire STRADLEY requesting this new-haul to check his homeward course and appear before his Hon. to answer to the charge of grand larceny. He plead not guilty and gave bail to appear at the next term of the Circuit Court. Considering the charge and evidence his bail bond, one hundred dollars, is thought to be rather low.
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ANSON MERRICK is building a nice frame residence about one mile west of town.
A rattle snake was killed in JOHN McBRIDE's yard the other day...
CYRUS ROBBINS, who has been long and severely afflicted with rheumatism, has been spending some months at the Hot Springs, in Arkansas ... The swelling and sores on his body have almost disappeared, and he is now able to walk without the aid of a crutch...
"MELLY" NEWHOUSE, a boy of some fifteen or sixteen years, suddenly and without previous warning, packed up his carpet bag and left for parts unknown, last Tuesday morning ...
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday. September 8, 1877
A fire occurred in the eastern portion of the county on Monday night, which totally destroyed a new dwelling recently erected and owned by ROBERT OLIVER....
Work on the ARTESIAN WELL has not yet begun. The committee, consisting of J. DAWSON, F. K KENDRICK and the members of the Town Board, are negotiating with several parties for the sinking of the well, but have not yet contracted with any. There are sufficient funds raised to sink the well 250 or 300 feet deep ...
A serious accident occurred at one of the saloons last Saturday, during the progress of the temperance meeting at the fair ground. FRANK HOOVER and ---- NEW, two voung men living near Mill Ark, came to town that day and instead of putting the blue ribbon the lapel of their coats, proceeded to pour a quantity of "blue ruin" down their throats. The liquid spirits soon aroused their animal spirits, and they engaged in a friendly scuffle, in which Hoover was thrown violently upon the floor, striking his knee and seriously injuring his knee pan. He was brought to Dr. ROBBIN's office and his wound property cared for, but it is probable that his few hours of folly has served to make a cripple of him for life, and to teach him a lesson in temperance that he will not soon forget.
(Notice to Non-Resident) ... LUCRETIA E. WATSON vs ISAAC B. WATSON,..
plaintiff, by ENOCH STURGEON, attorney... that said defendant... is not a
resident of the State of Indiana... this 30th day of August, 1877. SAMUEL KEELY,
(Notice to Non-Resident) In Justice's Court, Rochester Township. WILLIAM FOOR vs MICHAEL GREER, DANIEL MUNGER and JOSEPH GREER... plaintiff, by MILO R. SMITH, his attorney... that said defendant is a nonresident of the State of Indiana... this 29th day of August, 1877.
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending Sept. 8th, 1877: C. BELL, C. M. CRABBE, L. COPELAND, Retter DYE, E. Jane DAVIS, Lew GHERING, A. HOSLOW, Rosa HUFFMAN, Frank HULL, Jas. HERRICK, J. W. HARTER, Catherine MOSSMAN, C. L. RUSSELL, John A. ROWE., James RAY, W. S. SHARRON, Anna TALMAUGH, A. N. THOMPSON, J. E. WRIGHT, J. J. WILDER, Miss WILEY. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
Noisy BILL HOLMAN was meandering up and down our streets this week.
JOSEPH ARNOLD lately sold his farm that is situated about three miles southeast of town, on the Peru road, to JACOB CAMERON. Terms, private.
MARRIED. -A young man by the name of STEPHY, who works in Hoover's furniture rooms, took unto himself a partner last Sunday evening. Miss EMMA NYE was the fortunate lady...[See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983: GEORGE E. STEPHEY m. EMMA B. NYE, Sept. 2, 1877.]
The case of HAVEY SPENCER vs ROBERT WALLACE, for resisting an officer, was tried Wednesday. JOHN SMITH and T. J. McCLARY appeared for the plaintiff and ENOCH STURGEON for the defendant. The Jury rendered a verdict in favor of Wallace.
MARRIED. -For some weeks it has been confidentially whispered among a few of the young folks that JESSE JESSEN would, with premeditation and consideration, soon lead to the hymenial altar his admiration, Miss DOSIA JOHNSON, the amiable and only daughter of Mr. B. O. JOHNSON, of this place. This important event occurred at the Baptist church last Thursday evening, on which occasion a very large congregation assembled to witness the nuptial ceremony that was very impressively and briefly said by the Rev. G. E. LEONARD, of Peru. As a thundering organ pealed forth a beautiful wedding march, the happy pair paced majestically down the sacred aisle, led by two charming bridesmaids, Miss ROSA BRACKETT and Miss MADGE TAYLOR, whose snow-white garments and lovely appearance, was the subject of many compliments, as was the joyful and modest expression of the bride and groom. As soon as the twain were pronounced one, Mr. and Mrs. Jessen were escorted to the depot, where they boarded the train for Chicago and other large cities....
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"MELLY" NEWHOUSE, the boy spoken of last week as having strangely
left home, was not as long lost as CHARLEY ROSS. After an absence of a few days
he returned to the parental roof, and is now at home, just where he ought to be.
When Marshall LINKENHELT finds a wagon standing on the cross-way of a street he just picks the vehicle up and sets it to one side. It is not every town that can furnish a Marshal representing so much muscle and so uniformly accommodating.
KEWANNA ITEMS by ELI LEITER
WM. REAM, a first-class jeweler, can be found at the store of PHILLIPS &
LEITER, where all kinds of clock and watch repairing will be done on short
Miss EMMA BARNETT and Miss NETTIE DUKES started for Terre Haute on Tuesday last, where they expect to spend a term in attending the State Normal.
At this writing we are sorry to note that Mrs. H. PHILLIPS, Miss ALICE KILLMER and A. T. JACKSON's daughter are seriously ill.
The new church, four miles east of Kewanna, known as the PRAIRIE GROVE CHURCH, will be dedicated on the 16th inst. Elder GEO. SICKAFOOSE will conduct the dedicatory services. Rev. L. P. DUNNUCK and others are expected to be present...
DIED. -August 31, 1877, FRANK P. HOWELL, aged 25 vears. The deceased was a young man well and favorably known by all. He was a faithful member of the I.O.O.F., in whose care the corpse was conveyed to its last resting place on earth, followed by the largest procession of friends and neighbors ever witnessed at this place. The funeral services were conducted by Elder WITHAM, on Sunday last. Mr. Howell was stricken down in the prime of life, after less than a day's illness, though he has been afflicted with a disease known as Adison's disease for some years past. His disease was one scarcely known by the medical fraternity. He leaves a young and weeping wife, who but a short season ago looked forward with bright anticipations, which, in a day, were all blighted.
TIOSA NEWS by YOUNG AMERICA
F. PACKER has the finest stock we have seen in the county ...
Mrs. M. PERSHBARGER is very ill -- not expected to live long.
(Ditch Notice)... the following land holders, to-wit: ELIJAH RITTENHOUSSE,
EDWARD B. POLLY, HENRY F. POLLY, HYMAN BUNN, JOHN S. EDGINGTON, ANDREW BARGER,
SAMUEL J. BARGER, ELIJAH H. CLARK, CHRISTOPHER CAMPBELL, OLIVER C. POLLY, A. B.
CHAPMAN, DAVID W. LYON and F. K. KENDRICK...HENRY F. POLLY, WILLIAM BEST,
September 6th, 1877.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, September 15, 1877
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N. J. CLYMER is teaching singing in this place.
MEETING OF THE FULTON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION.
The Fulton County Board of Education met according to law, Sept. lst, Sup't. MYERS in the chair. S. J. BARGER was elected secretary.
The following named members of the Board were present: J. B. ELLIOTT, of Rochester tp.; JAS. H. BUCHANAN, Wayne; JACOB WHITTENBERGER, Henry; WM. NEWCOMB, Richland; D. LOUGH, Jr., Union; MOSES NELLANS, Newcastle; S. J. BARGER, Aubbeenaubbee; ENOCH STURGEON, town of Rochester....
MARK MOORE, who has for several years been the overseer of the countv paupers and manager of the POOR FARM, tendered his resignation to the Board of County Commissioners, last week, and it was accepted, said resignation to take effect next December. Before the adjournment of the Board, JOHN W. BLACK, at present one of the commissioners, was chosen to take his place. He will resign his office as commissioner before entering upon his duties as manager of the Poor farm... The declining health of Mr. Moore is the sole cause of his wishing to be freed from the burdensome charge he had upon his hands.
An appropriation of $100 was made by the Board of County Commissioners to aid in securing a FLOWING WELL at this place. There are now $600 subscribed and donated ...
TIDAL WAVES by TOM THUMB
The new residence of ROBERT OLIVER was totally destroyed by fire on the 3d
inst. It is the general belief that the building was fired by an incendiary.
LESTON ALSPAUGH, son of JOHN ALSPAUGH, while ruminating among the branches of a pear tree, unwarily placed his foot on a defective bough, which gave way beneath his weight precipitating him to the ground, which body came in contact with the palmer surface of his hand with such force as to produce a fracture of the radius.
GEORGE W. BURNS has just finished a superior job of painting for ANDREW CURTIS ...
JAMES BARKER drives a very fine carriage and a fast nag.
DAVID SHAFER is again on the sick list, with but little hope of his recovery.
BILL KERCHER wants to buy a good coon dog and a peck of apples.
The Normal School, under the supervision of F. P. BITTERS, promises to be a success.
WILLIAM KREIGHBAUM's new brick building is progressing.
Buy your brick of WILLIAM BITTERS.
BEN NOFTSGER is running several wagons loaded with dry goods and groceries, so that all can be supplied at their doors.
TIOSA NEWS by YOUNG AMERICA
We understand that Mrs. P. C. DUMBAULD, of Bloomingsburg, is very ill and not
expected to recover.
Mr. VANVALKENBURG is getting along finely with the new store room of I. MILLER. He will soon have it completed.
FARM FOR SALE... lying 5 miles east of Rochester, on the Akron road... large two-story frame dwelling on it, also a good barn... large and excellent orchard... A fine brick school house is suitably located... R. N. RANNELLS, Rochester, Ind.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
Miss LILL DAVENPORT, of Warsaw, lately visited her cousin, Miss MOLLIE
HORTON, in this place.
FRANK ZORTMAN, the well known boot and shoe clerk, is enjoying himself among his friends in this place.
After a long and pleasant visit with her relatives in this place, Miss EMMA GRAFF, of Ft. Wayne, returned to her home last Wednesday.
The only man who hangs around the Toledo Board of Trade in his shirt sleeves, is the noted I. W. BROWN, of the Wabash Valley. Of late his wheat speculations have been very profitable for himself and the goslins.
Mr. and Mrs. DOC COLLINS returned from Waukesha, Wisconsin, last week. They enjoyed their long stay ...
ROBERT WALLACE, T. J. McCLARY, Prof. WILLIAMS and LYMAN BRACKETT went to Sevastopol last Saturday night and talked to the natives about the advantages of signing a Murphy pledge...
FREDRICK H. CORNELIUS & BRO. will soon open a fine stock of groceries in the north room of the CORNELIUS BLOCK.
At last the POTTAWATAMIE FLOURING MILL property has come into the possession of our townsmen. It was formerly owned by the SMITHS and TABERS, of Logansport, but last week the enterprising firm of ELLIOTT, LEITER & HICKMAN purchased it for the modest sum of twelve thousand dollars.
DIED. -Yestrday morning we were informed of the death of two prominent and good citizens of this county -- HUGH STURGEON, of Aubbeenaubbee township, and DAVID SHAFER, of Henry township. Both were stricken down with disease and died after less than a week's illness. Mr. Sturgeon was a brother of ENOCH STURGEON, of this place, and a twin brother of WM. STURGEON, who died a few years ago. The deceased was about fifty vears of age and was loved and respected by the whole community as was his counterpart who preceeded him a few vears to the unknown world. Mr. Shafer was also well and favorably known throughout the county as an honest and up right gentleman, and good citizen. His age was about 65 vears.
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We understand that CHRIS. LAWRENCE has sold out and will stir the soil and
dodge the Bowie knives in Arkansas in the future.
PETER CONGER and family will pull up stakes in a week or two and will depart for Greensburg, Ind., where they will locate.
JOHN BASTOW, who has been farming a few miles southwest of town for several vears, has sold his personal property, and he and his family will start for their old home, in Virginia, next Tuesday. Ignoring steam, the journey will be made in a covered wagon, and will occupy about four week's time.
KEWANNA ITEMS by ELI LEITER
J. LEITER has sold his interest in the dry goods and grocery store of
PHILLIPS & LEITER, to his partner, H. PHILLIPS, who will still continue at
the old stand...
ANDERSON & MILLISOR have commenced work on a new barn for JABEL COOK.
THOMAS MILLS and wife have left our quiet village for a season.
The KEWANNA PROTECTION SOCIETY will meet at the school house, in this place, on Saturday, Sept. 29th.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, September 22, 1877
TIOSA NEWS by YOUNG AMERICA
WM. MOORE will soon bid good by to his friends on the Tippecanoe river.
DIED. -Mr. WHITE, formerly of Rochester, is dead. Word came to his wife that he died at Three Rivers, Mich.
MARRIED. - On last Tuesday E. MACHLIN was joined in wedlock to Miss
M.CARR, of Marshall county...
T. BALL is keeping a first-class boarding house in this place.
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JOSEPH ZOLEMAN has not returned from his eastern visit, and the people think
he does not intend to.
ELIJAH COPLEN has sold a part of his farm to HIRAM HORN.
JAMES DOREMEYER, while cutting corn last Saturday evening, was bitten by a rattlesnake, and is now suffering from the effects of the poison.
The only representatives from Fulton county, that we have any knowledge of at the soldiers' reunion at Valparaiso, on Wednesday of this week, were J. M. BEEBER, SCOTT SHIELDS and B. F. PORTER. Col. SHRYOCK was announced as one of the orators, but his duties in court, which is in session here, prevented his attendance.
L. M. SPOTTS, formerly a resident of this place, and for a few years editor of the old Rochester CHRONICLE , returned with his family to Rochester last week, after several years absence in New York, where he was engaged in the construction of new railroads and repairing of old ones...
While G. W. DORSEMYER and his son JAMES, of Newcastle township, were gathering corn, last Sunday evening to feed their stock, the lad was bitten upon his great toe by a poisonous rattlesnake...
Several persons who are not the owners of any hogs are making loud complaints against the town authorities for permitting hogs to run upon the streets... Every sidewalk in Rochester except that on Main street, is too filthy for a lady to walk upon, and the stench is often enough to turn the strongest stomach... There is one man living within the corporation who is the happy possessor of not less than sixty hogs that have nothing to do but molest the whole neighborhood in which they roam. Another man has a drove of about fifteen, and several others with less numbers. Hogs are getting entirely too numerous in Rochester, and we believe that the interest of the town demands that they be put in pens and kept there.
KEWANNA ITEMS by ELI LEITER
J. Q. HOWELL has moved his office and bird house to the croquet grounds,
north of Masonic Hall.
Miss ALICE KILLMER has been confined to her bed for over four weeks with fever, and at this writing is but little, if any better.
There is a splendid opening in this vicinity for some person who understands burning brick. Several brick buildings would be built could brick be had at reasonable rates; and it is the opinion of many persons that good clay can be found here for that purpose.
THOMAS WOOD, of this place, has the finest stock of hogs in this part of the countv.
KING of all SHOWS coming by railroad. Rochester, Thursday, October 4th, 1877 ... MONTGOMERY QUEEN'S Great Shows of California. Traveling by Rail, with my own Cars from San Francisco to New York...
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
Mrs. CALKINS is visiting friends at Greenville, Ohio.
JIM BRUETTE is now shaving his customers at Williamsonfs barber shop.
BEN MECHLING, of Hillsdale, Mich., was shaking hands with his old friends in
this place this week.
The first brick for DAVIDSON's new and grand Opera Hall was laid on Tuesday, by BILLY BEATON.
F. H. CORNELIUS and BRO. have opened their new stock of groceries in the north room of the Cornelius block.
C. K. BITTERS, of Akron, is among the gang of brick layers now rushing up the north end of the Commercial block.
GEO. EDWARDS and Miss VIDA WALLACE made a flying trip to Logansport this week. They traveled in an open coach drawn by a fast horse.
Sir 1. WASHINGTON BROWN, of the Toledo Board of Trade, was at home with his family, last Sunday. Brown's late speculations have enabled him to carry a large roll of U.S. collateral.
After keeping book store a few davs, D. 0. ROSS concluded to sell out and try some other branch of trade. His entire stock was purchased by KIRTLAND & CO. Book stores have been rather active lately.
The crowd that gathered at the court room Wednesday afternoon was attracted there through curiosity, to listen to the slander suit of R@ JME @El vs .3. F. KESSLER. After examining the -youthful def endant and a number of his verdant chums, the attorneys for ile plaintiff concluded that the evidence would not be sufficient to make a case for their client, therefore had it dismissed.
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LEMUEL DOWNS is now constable, and it behooves you to be a little careful how
you step on his biggest corn.
JOHN GOSS traded horses the other day, and those who pretend to know say that John got the worst end of the bargain.
We understand that VALENTINE LAWRENCE has at last sold his farm, a little west of town, and will eat hog, hominy and bear meat in Arkansas hereafter.
(Notice of Administration) ... JOHN M. DAVIS appointed Administrator of the
Estate of SARDIS B. NYE, late of Fulton county, deceased... Sept. 30, 1877.
(Dissolution Notice) The copartnership heretofore existing between the undersigned firm name of PHILLIPS & LEITER is this day dissolved by mutual consent. H. PHILLIPS continuing the business as formerly, and J. LEITER retiring from said firm... HICKMAN PHILLIPS, JEREMIAH LEITER. Kewanna, Ind., Sept. 10, 1877.
REAL ESTATE. The undersigned have a large'amount of Real Estate, situated in
Fulton county, ranging in tracts from 20 to 600 acres ... CAL. VANTRUMP, WM.
TRIBBITTS, at PLANK & MILLER's Drug Store.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, September 29, 1877
Rev. F. M. RULE preached his salutatory sermon at the Methodist church last
After a great deal of corresponding with well drivers in different PARTS of the country, the committee have at last succeeded in finding a gentleman at Ft. Wayne, by the name of HOPKINS, who is willing to undertake the job of sinking a well here to the depth of five hundred feet at the rate of $2.25 per foot of sand, gravel and earth, and $4 per foot for each foot of rock that he goes through to reach that depth; the piping to be not less than three inches in diameter. The contract will be closed in a few days, and work will begin soon after. If the projectors succeed in getting a FLOWING WELL it will be invaluable to Rochester and the whole county.
(Notice to Road Builders) Notice is herebv given to Contractors that bids will be received at the Clothing House of FEDER & SILBERBERG, Rochester, Ind., for the construction of a Wagon Road from a given point on the Warsaw road to the foot of South street, in said town. Plans and specifications may be seen at our store. We reserve the right to accept or reject any or all bids. FEDER & SILBERBERG. Sept. 29, 1877.
(Commissioner's Sale) Pursuant to an order of the Fulton Circuit Court,...
the undersigned, a Commissioner of said Court, will, on or after the 15th day of
October, 1877, sell at private sale all the Real Estate of WILLIAM M. DUNN and
others situated in Fulton county... MILO R. SMITH, Commissioner. Oct. 29., 1877.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
Young ED. CHINN is at home on a visit from Chicago.
The RAILROAD water tank has been enlarged.
LYMAN BRACKETT's new residence will soon be ready for occupancy.
The steeple on ERNSPERRER & JACKSON's store was knocked to pieces and thrown down this week.
WILLIAMSON and PEARSON's string band will be in attendance at the Military Ball next Friday night.
Miss BELLE SKINNER, of Mexico, is taking in the pleasures of Rochester as the guest of Miss ESTELLA LYON.
Dr. ED. HORTON will attend the Medical Institute, at Cincinnati, this fall.
Several of the Restaurants are crowded with day boarders. Most of them are young students from the country.
LEVI MERCER has some of the material on the ground for the construction of a brick warehouse an the corner of Main and Pearl streets. The dimensions of it will be 20 feet by 100 feet, and one story high...
MARRIAGE LICENSES issued since August first: John F. LEWIS to Mary APPLEGET. Sam. C. DAVIDSON to Wanda NYE. Adam NYE to Ettie DECKER. Daniel EYTCHESON to Emily DOUGLAS. George STEPHEY to Emma NYE. Greenville WARE to Rachel BROWER. Jesse JESSEN to Dosia JOHNSON. Wm. WAGONER to Elizabeth CALISON. Chris. SMITH to Mary BLOOM. J. P. LEAVELL to Elizabeth JONES.
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending Sept. 29th, 1877: James ABBOTT, John CHRISTMAN, Josiah CONCHENHOUSER, W. A. DAVIS, Chas. DUBOIS, John EWING, Clara GREEN, Jane GRAY, Wm. HARDEN, Harry H. HESTER, Gott HUBER, Miss Mary HUNTER, Flora JOHNSON, Alvin KOONTZ, L. MCHALL, Annie McMANN, Lashey MILLER, Boyd MILLER, P. N. MOSES, Alcan MOON, Miss Grace MOODY, Joshaway NAYLOR, Eugene C. NICHOLS, Lord ORR, James M. PERSONETT, Sarah RUSH, Liby SAVAGE, Sarah SHIELDS, Rev. R. C. SHEPHERD, Lidda SPOTTS, G. W. STEM, Annie TALAMOR, V. THOMPSON, John THOMPSON, Mr. VANBURAN. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
TIOSA NEWS by YOUNG AMERICA
GEORGE SANNS, W. DREW and JAS. PALMER are on their way to seek homes for
themselves in the far West.
The Tiosa school, taught by SARAH McMAHAN, is far superior to that of the spring term.
Mrs. VANVALKANBURG has gone East on a visiting tour ...
JACOB MILLER started to Texas last Monday. His absence will be greatly felt by his many friends in this place.
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Mr. FINLEY, of Kewanna, is to occupy the farm lately sold by VALENTINE
PETER CONGER has gathered over a hundred bushels of choice apples out of his orchard this week.
JACOB DAVIS will accompany the family of VALENTINE LAWRENCE to Arkansas, and if he likes the country will remain there, and will be followed by all of the Davis family.
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J. P. NELLANS was at this place last Sabbath, visiting his old friends.
O. MEREDITH was again able to attend a meeting last Sabbath.
WM. WINBIGLER has commenced to teach a two month's term of school in this place.
JOHN P. MYERS, of the Lake Shore mail route, is at home this week.
Dr. W. S. RANNELLS, of this place, has located at Monterey, Ind., where he will engage in the practice of medicine.
LADIES OF FULTON COUNTY. Now is the time to buy millinery. Mrs. WESTFALL is
selling everything in that line cheaper than the cheapest... Rooms in Danziger's
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, October 6, 1877
[long letter from Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 27. 177, signed FRANK SUNDOWN . . . .]
KEWANNA ITEMS by ELI LEITER
Rev. W. W. JONES is visiting his father in the southwest part of the State.
Father SPARKS will fill the pulpit on next Sunday.
On the Wing. -J. LEITER and wife have started to Ohio where they will spend a month or more visiting friends. JOSIE McCARTER has started for Dayton, O., and will visit on her way Dunkirk and Union City. SAMUEL BRANTHOFFER has gone to Oberlin, O., to take a course in telegraphy. D. W. SHAFFER, LON. HUDKINS, C. C. BOYER and others are intending to emigrate to southern Kansas in a few weeks.
BLOOMINGSBURG ITEMS by VOX
JOS. ZOLEMAN returned from his Ohio visit last Friday.
P. C. DUMBAULD will soon be the only merchant in this place.
Mrs. DUMBAULD of this place has been very sick for some time but is improving now.
TIOSA NEWS by YOUNG AWRICA
Mr. T. WADE is on the grunt list at present.
D. FRY, blacksmith and wagonmaker, west of public square, Tiosa, Ind.
S. WRIGHT near this place is building a new dwelling and will soon have it completed.
(Notice of Administration) ... CATHARINE B. DAVIDSON appointed Administrator of the estate of STEPHEN DAVIDSON, late of Fulton County, deceased. Oct. 1, '77.
(Notice of Insolvency) At the September term of the Fulton Circuit Court for the year 1877 the estate of ANDREW J. HOLMES, deceased, was declared probably insolvent... CONRAD HAIMBAUGH, Adm'r. October 1, 1877.
(Notice) All parties interested in the brick SIDEWALK on the west side of Jefferson street will take notice that the time of laying said walk has been extended sixty days from this date. Attest: J. W. SHIELDS, Clerk.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
FRANK TERRY is studying law in J. S. SLICK's office.
Workmen are putting the roof on FROMM's COMMERCIAL [BLOCK] building.
If you go to JOE LAUER's for clothing, JAKE HOOVER will make a coat fit you "like the skin on a sausage."
SLICK's Law University is attended by five students, viz: ENOCH MYERS, W. H. SICKMAN, CURG RANNELLS, FRANK TERRY and LEROY ARMSTRONG.
The main entrance to DAVIDSON's new hall will be made by a five feet stairway through ELLIOTT's new room. A large stairway will also be erected at the rear end.
B. F. DAWSON started for Ann Arbor, Tuesday, where he will attend the university. FRANK will make an energetic student and be good company for some of the boys at that institution.
Mrs. JACKSON RICHARDSON lost a brown summer shawl last week somewhere between NORRIS' brickyard and a short distance south on the Michigan road....
The protect for building a half mile of brick SIDEWALK on Jefferson street has not been abandoned, but owing to the scarcity of good brick for that purpose the limited time given by the ordinance for its building will be extended to suit the convenience of the persons interested.
Miss LUELLA CALKINS of Greenville, Ohio, is visiting her aunt and uncle at this place.
JOHN W. ELAM of Valparaiso is having a good time among his friends in Rochester this week.
MARRIED. -J. H. WALTERS and Mrs. ANNA SMITH of Royal Center were married at the residence of W. H. GREEN of this place o last Wednesday by the Rev. F. M. RULE.
The cross cut from the Warsaw road to the foot of South street will be of great value to the business men of the south end and for that reason the work ought to be completed as soon as possible.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, October 13, 1877
The I. P. & C.. Railway bridge over Wabash river below Peru was consumed
by fire Wednesday night, which caused the late disarrangement of the mail and
freight trains. Loss $20,000.
THE FAIR. What is known by name as the FULTON COUNTY FAIR, occurred on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of last week.... But as it has terminated, the officers are to be commended for their zeal, and the public ought to be ashamed for the ill support it furnished
THOMAS CRAIG, a young man possessed of considerable muscle, a superabundance of animal passion and good share of the devil, left his home near Gilead, in Miami county, last Sunday for a horseback ride and guided his steed into the little town of sensations -- Akron, ten miles east of here, where he remained a short time, then started for home some time in the afternoon. According to reports, after passing the Akron graveyard, going south, Craig noticed two little girls in a grove "after the cows." He dismounted, tied his horse, approached the little innocents, and after a short interview with them, endeavored to outrage the Anderson girl, a daughter of WALTER ANDERSON, ten years of age. The girl screamed and made all the noise possible, which attracted the attention of some boys near by, who ran toward the beastly fellow and frustrated his hellish design. Craig was arrested Monday by Deputy Sheriff WALLACE and brought before 'Squire REESE. He waived examination and gave bonds in the sum of five hundred dollars to appear at the next term of the Circuit Court. It looks like a bad case, and if Craig is guilty he should be severely dealt with.
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H. STARNER attends the Tiosa Temperance meetings regular every Saturday
N. BYBEE and C. DILLING have both been on the sick list for some time, and not much hopes of the recovery of either.
MARRIED. -MICHAEL SULAR like other boys concluded that his family was too small for the winter season, so he selected Miss ANGELINE DUMBAUGH for his helpmate through life, and was married last Sunday. The marriage ceremony was conducted by Elder PECK... [See Jean C. & @iendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983, : MICHAEL snLIVAN m. ANGELINE DUMBAULD Oct 7, 1877.]
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending Oct. 13, 1877: Wm. ALSPAUGH, Lucy BIDDLE, Charlie BURMAN, Lewis BROOKS, Mrs. Anna COOK, Sarah DONLEY, J. B. EMMERSON, John ELLIS, Katie FORTNEY, David McCAUGHEY, Jerome MACY, S. M. McCOLLOUGH, Rev. Jacob MILLER, M. MYER, Sarah MOORE, Alvin A. MOORE, Simon RAMSEY, Libbie SAVAGE, Thomas SHENLEY, Lina TAYLOR, L. S. WALKER. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
(Sheriff's Sale) D. M. KEENE & CO. vs AMOS B. PERKINS... I will expose at Public Sale... Saturday, November 3d, 1877 ... (real estate, described), situate in Fulton County... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County, Indiana. ENOCH STURGEON, Attorney for Plaintiff. October 10th, 1877.
(Sheriff's Sale) SAMUEL FULTZ vs ASA E. BATCHELOR... I will expose at Public Sale... Saturday, November 3d, 1877 ... Tile west half of Lot Number One Hundred and Ninety-three (193), and the west half of Lot Number One Hundred and Ninety-Four (194) in Shryock & Bozarth's addition to the Town of Rochester... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County, Indiana.
(Sheriff's Sale) PETER GOOD vs WM. M. WHORTON, WM. B. WHORTON and NETTIE E. W'HORTON... I will expose at Public Sale... Saturday, November 3d, 1877,... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton county... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County, Indiana.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
SAMUELS & MUSSER have opened a "clothing made to order shop,"
over JESSE SHIELDS' store.
FRED BOSENBERG is the proprietor of the new STREET LAMP that shines so brightly in front of the CORNELIUS BLOCK.
FRED FROMM and EMANUEL KRATZER lately received some hard thumps about the head, by falling brick bats, at the new building.
FRANK ZORTMAN is back to his old post at ZIMMERMAN's boot and shoe store. Frank is a good salesman and a valuable addition to any gang of shoe clerks.
The Fulton mill near the Central House was recently purchased by JESSE JESSEN and has been put in running order ....
Mr. JACOB ABBOTT, a farmer who resides four miles south of here raised a lot of very large sweet potatoes ...
Usually JIM BEEBER is not a very vain man but his long strides up and down the street, on Thursday morning and his beaming countenance indicated that something unusually [sic] had occurred. If it had been a boy instead of a girl the town would not have held him.
E. S. BARNES of Sturgis, Mich., has been around among his numerous friends of this place for a week or more. Rochester is his old home and like all others who leave it, he has a hankerin' to return. At present he is settling up accounts among his old customers and may, after a few months conclude to re-embark in business here as a manufacturer and wholesale dealer in furniture.
DIED. -Mrs. SARAH TAYLOR wife of J. J. TAYLOR of Bloomingsburg, died at her residence on last Thursday night of lung fever. The funeral service will take place to-morrow at the Baptist church in this place.
LOCAL CHIRPING by CRICKET
Twenty-five barrels of eggs were shipped from the packing room in this town to New York city during the past week. The freightage cost one dollar per barrel.
RE-OPENED. The well known GRIST MILL in the rear of the Central House has been thoroughly overhauled and repaired, and is now readt, to receive custom work... JESSE JESSEN, Prop'r.
(Sheriff's Sale) MARTHA J. PLANK and ASA K. PLANK vs GEORGE W. SWISHER and REBECCA SWISHER... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, November 3d... (real estate, described) in Fulton county... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County, Indiana.
(very large display ad) CLOTHING....... FEDER & SILBERBERG, CENTENNIAL BLOCK, North Side Public Square, Rochester, Ind.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, October 20, 1877
At a special meeting of the Board of County Commissioners, held at the Auditor's office on Monday, JOHN W. BLACK resigned his position as one of the members of said Board, whereupon MARTIN STURGEON, of Aubbeenaubbee township was appointed to fill the vacancy until the next general election...
ROUNDABOUT by SPECS
Mrs. JAMES PYLE and J. W. PYLE are visiting friends and relatives in south
GEORGE McGUIRE has generously loaned Feder & Silberberg a pair of his pantaloons, which may be seen hanging out in front of their store.
Mrs. JOHN GOSS has been on the sick list for some time, but is improving at this writing.
At a school meeting held a few nights ago, JOSEPH AULT, of Rochester, was chosen to teach the winter term of school at Prairie Union. He is a young man of much promise, is of studious habits and is a good scholar...
Through some disatisfaction, Mr. ELIJAH MILLER, who has for some time filled the position of Superintendent of the Prairie Union Sunday School, resigned his office last Sabbath. ... Mr. CHARLES STRADLEY of Rochester, has consented to take the superintendency...
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R. STARNER and R. COPLEN are both on the sick list.
SUSAN ZOLEMAN of Ohio is visiting her friends in this vicinity.
We understand that G. W. DOREMYER is going to offer his stock at public sale before long.
ELIJAH COPLEN is making preparations to go to Three Rivers, Michigan to be cured by the mineral waters of that place.
JOHN SHELLEY has returned from the West, and he does not give the country that praise that F. SUNDOWN of Plymouth does.
SAND HILL ITEMS by LIZZIE
Mr. & Mrs. ROBBINS returned home again after six weeks visit among their
friends in Nebraska.
DIED. -On October 11th, 1877, after a long and painful illness, Mrs. DORTHA ANN COLE, aged 26 years. For the past two years, Mrs. Cole has been afflicted with that much dreaded disease, consumption, and up to within a few days of her death she had a faint hope of recovery. When she saw it was impossible to live any longer, she bid farewell to friends that gathered around her, and requested them to meet her in heaven. She leaves a husband and two little girls together with many friends to mourn her loss.
(Sheriff's Sale) SARAH E. SHIELDS vs JACOB M. REITER et al... I will expose at Public Sale... Saturday, November 10th, 1877... Lot Number One Hundred and five (105) in the new plat of the town of Rochester... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County, Indiana.
LOCAL AND MISCELLKNEOUS
JACOB GERSON has gone into voluntary bankruptcy.
Miss ALLIE RYLAND visited friends at Warsaw this week.
Mrs. HENRIETTA PURSELL, of Bloomingsburg, Pa., is visiting her relatives and friends at Akron and this place. She is the especial guest of her sister, Mrs. WM. BITTERS, of Akron.
SIDNEY MOON has engaged to teach the winter term of school at the saw mill school house just south of town. Sid. is a good practical teacher and an accomplished manipulator of a rod in dusting the boys breeches.
Constable LEN. DOWNS recently made a visit to Monterey to settle a slight difference between THOMAS B. MARTIN and wife.
GRANT LONG's store room on the south side of the Public square is now occupied as a dress making establishment by the GUISELMAN sisters of Marion, Indiana.
The KILLEN BRO'S are now pleasantly established in their new and elegant quarters in the CITIZEN'S BLOCK. As a grocery boot and shoe and hat and cap house it has but few equals.
Mrs. Col. BRACKETT's son BURT fell from a horse last Wednesday and received two severe fractures in one of his limbs below the knee ...
ISAIAH WALKER has the contract to build the NEW ROAD from the Warsaw road to the foot of South street. The work is now going on ...
MARRIED. -The marriage of LYMAN BRACKETT of this place to Miss SARAH MERRIAbl of Brandon, Vermont, occurred at the residence of the bride's uncle on last Wednesday, at Jackson, Michigan. After the consummation of the pleasant nuptials the happy pair proceeded to Chicago where they are now enjoying the sights and pleasures of that great city. After a brief sojourn in the "Queen of the north and the west," they will return to this place and enjoy the sweets of domestic bliss. We are informed that Mr. Brackett's life partner is a handsome young lady of culture and accomplishments, and like himself enjoys the esteem and admiration of many warm friends in this locality......
LOCAL CHIRPING by CRICKET
A new school house has been erected on the farm of Mr. S. H. FARRY, about
seven miles north of town. As soon as a teacher is chosen and the seats arrive,
school will commence in that neighborhood.
According to instructions from the town trustees, Mr. HOPKINS the ARTESIAN WELL man, commenced sinking pipes in the new well at the northwest corner of the Public Square, on Thursday. The location did not suit all parties interested, and in order to harmonize on the situation the share holders held a meeting in the Court room yesterday morning which resulted in locating the well at the same desirable spot designated by the trustees, by a vote of 55 to 37. The difference in the locations voted upon, was briefly and pointedly expressed by Mr. COWGILL when he said that it would not affect "any store or peanut stand in town five cents worth." After much ado about nothing, the subscribers found that they were almost unanimous on the present location.
FREEMAN, the cigar man replevied some stock of TRUE, the restaurant keeper, and yesterday 'Squire HERMAN decided.
FORCE PUMPS. Nothing is so annoying as an old worn out pump. They should be supplied at once with one of GLAZE & CAPLE'S DOUBLE ACTION FORCE PUMPS ... Call at their manufactory and see them in operation. Their shop is in BARB's old carriage shop, where they are prepared to do first class blacksmithing also...
(Administrator's Notice) ... WILLIAM McMAHAN, Adm'r de bonis non of the Estate of JAMES DAVIS deceased, has filed his petition to sell the Real Estate... SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk. October 16th, 1877. ESSICK & HOLMAN, Att'ys.
(Notice of Administration) ... JAMES H. BLUE appointed Special Administrator
of the Estate of NATHAN BYBEE, late of Fulton county, deceased. October 15,
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, October 27, 1877
TIOSA NEWS by ROUGH-AND-READY
S. MILLER's new store will soon be completed.
Mr. T. WALMER has gone to Bourbon to set up business in the boot and shoe line there.
GEORGE KILMER has built a new dwelling in this place, it being the third one he has built here.
G. KESSLER and FISH have moved their stock of goods to Center, three miles west of this place where they expect to do a good business.
The People Say... that at the BALCONY STORE They can get more and better goods.... M. WILE has the largest dry goods room in town... Notions, Groceries, Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes ... Remember the place, BALCONY BUILDING.
(Sheriff's Sale) JOSEPH RIDER vs PHILIP SHORT and MARY SHORT... I will expose at public sale... Saturday, November 17th, 1877...(real estate, described) situate in Fulton county... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County, Indiana.
(Administrator's Notice) ... JAMES WARE, Administrator of Estate of JOHN J. BEATTIE, deceased, has filed his petition to sell the Real Estate... SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk. Oct. 24, 1877. J. S. SLICK, Att'y.
(Administrator's Notice) ... JOHN M. DAVIS, Administrator of Estate of SARDIS
B. NYE, deceased, has filed his petition to sell the Real Estate... SAMUEL KEELY,
Clerk. October 24.. 1877. J. S. SLICK, Att'y.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
The Rev. A. E. GIFT is convalescing.
Miss MAY SHIELDS returned from the west, Thursday.
HENRY MECHLING of Richland township sold his farm last week to a gentleman from Ohio.
Mr. COOK of Cicero, Ind., is the gentleman opening a new stock of groceries in the CENTENNIAL BLOCK.
Several new freight locomotives have been added to the stock on the I. P. & C. Road. The freight traffic on this road is steadily increasing.
Visiting ladies are returning. The latest arrivals are Mrs. L. S. EMRICK and Mrs. WM. WOODS.
An appropriate sign, a large Buffalo head, is now on exhibition at Heilbrun & Son's store. It was brought from Kansas by JOE. ARNOLD who lately made a flying trip to that flourishing State.
J. F. COLLINS, formerly an old restaurant man of this place has bought a stock of goods and rented a large building on Broadway, in Peru, in which he is going to open a hotel on the European plan. "Doc" is an old hand at the business and knows how to make a hungry man feel happy.
PERRY SHORE, J. B. ELLIOTT, E. KIRTLAND and CHRIS. HOOVER are all erecting substantial and very ornamental fronts to their large store rooms in the COMMERCIAL BLOCK. The bricklayers are pushing the unfinished portion of the block toward completion as rapidly as possible and improve every hour of favorable weather. The rooms will be ready for occupancy some time in '78.
ABE SAMUELS drives the delivery wagon for the CORNER GROCERY...
MARRIED. -On Tuesday night HORACE GREELEY SHELTON was united in holy bonds of wedlock to Miss EMMA SWARTWOOD, at the residence of CHES. CHAMBERLAIN, Rev. S. F. HERSHEY officiating.
-By Rev. A. V. HOUSE, at his residence, on Sunday, Oct. 21st, HENRY
E. CAMERER to EMMA B. HOOVER. Quiet time and everything good.
-On the 25th at the same place and by the same person, CHARLES W.
RANNELLS to PHEBE A. REISH.
-A quiet wedding took place at the residence of E. JAMES on Sunday, 14th inst., in which JAMES A. CROSBY and EMMA A. JAMES were the contracting parties. The ceremony was performed by Rev. HENRY SPOHN.
JENNIE GREEN the young lady who so mysteriously disappeared from Rochester about two weeks since, returned yesterday morning. She reports that she has been on a trip to Niles, Mich., where she says she married a voung man named CRABBS, who absconded from this place about the time of her departure. She is an adopted daughter of EDMUND GREEN, and has heretofore borne a reputable name until her escapade with Crabbs, who is reputed to be a worthless villain. She is but about 14 vears of age and whether she is tired of her short matrimonial life and returned to make peace with her forsaken father is not known, but Mr. Green refuses to make terms with her until she makes a better explanation of her conduct than she has yet done. Mr. Green is an old gentleman without any near relatives, and as the world has it, is "well fixed" and would probably have settled his whole estate upon her if she had obeved his counsels. Strange that girls with bright future prospects cannot act wisely.
LOCAL CHIRPING by CRICKET
Mr. D. O. ROSS, of this town, possesses considerable talent as an engraver. With an ordinary shoemaker's awl he can execute an excellent silhouette engraving upon a metal plate ...
THE ROCHESTER MILL. The property known as the FULTON MILL is now under the
management of Messrs. JESSEN & JOHNSON....
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, November 3, 1877
Col. SHRYOCK, EDWARD CALKINS, GEO. HOLEMAN and J. S. SLICK went to Laporte Wednesday to attend to the GERSON bankruptcy case.
ON THE STAGE. The many amateur players in the popular military drama, the "Color Guard," were greeted with good houses at the OPERA HALL four seccessive nights, commencing Tuesday night and ending on last night .... under the auspices of the ROCHESTER GUARDS. . . (names mentioned) Miss ALLIE RYLAND, Miss LULU ROBBINS, Miss CARRIE SHRYOCK, Miss MINNIE STRADLEY, WILL D. SAPHAR who evidently has had much experience before the footlights, Mr. W. F. DALY of Peru, Mr. H. F. LINCOLN of this place, Mr. T. J. McCLARY, T. S. SHIELDS, GEO. W. KILLIAbl, A. W. MONTGOMERY, LEET COOPER, ROB'T MOOREHOUSE, BEN HEILBRUN, H. E. SHERWIN, J. N. ORR, A. H. SPENCER, WM. KIRKENDOLL, SHANNON MACKEY, C. H. SMITH, A. L. FINLEY, SAM TERRY, A. F. HERMAN, GEO. ZEPP, W. F. KIRKENDOLL, JIM SMITH, J. S. ELLIOTT.
(Notice of Administration) ... JAMES BURROWS appointed Special Administrator of the estate of JOHN POORMAN, late of Fulton County, deceased. Nov. 1, '77.
(Executor's Sale) ... the undersigned Executor of the estate of NATHAN BYBEE, deceased, will offer for sale at public auction at the late residence of the deceased, three miles northeast of Bloomingsburg... Saturday, November 24th, 1877, all of the personal property... JAMES H. BLUE, Executor.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
Capt. JOHN BEEBER of Michigan City was in town this week.
MARION REITER is the polite clerk in the new grocery store in the Centennial Block.
Doctor TERRY made a brief visit to Toledo lately, and watched the boys handle grain on the Board of Trade.
At a meeting of creditors held at Laporte, on Wednesday, LEVI HEILBRUN was chosen as the assignee of JACOB GERSON, a bankrupt.
CARTWRIGHT, the thief who stole a pair of boots from GOULD's store some weeks ago, is yet confined in Ward's hotel.
HUDSON STILES, and COBB the Murphyite are selling patent bedsprings in Pulaski county. The springs are manufactured by MILT REES of this place.
"Doc" BALL of Richland township returned from a long trip to Kansas, on Wednesday. His health is very much improved and he is also favorably impressed with the portion of country he visited.
F. K. KENDRICK and FRANK RICHTER are the fire wardens appointed by the town trustees to examine flues ...
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending Nov. 3d, 1877: Ellis D. BARHART, Dr. J. C. BELUE, Mollie BRUGH, C. A. BURDICK, Sanford BECK, William CARR, John CLARK, A. J. CRUGH, Nance CRAFT, George FLOWER, GREGG & CO., Mrs. Hester GAISTHE, Wm. HENDERSON, Frank HAMMOND, J. B. HARTER, S. S. JACKSON, John JUIG, Jacob LISEY, Maggie MARSHMAN, Mollie MILLER, Bejamin F. MILLER, George MORGAN, Lade SHERWOOD, Charles St.CLAIR, B. B. STEPHENSON, John SHEETS, Clint THOMPSON, Mrs. Ruth TOWER, G. D. URY, Edward WILTAN, J. E. WRIGHT. - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
PETIT JURORS. The following jurors have been drawn for the November term of the Circuit Court: Salithial BROWN, Henry FISHER, Samuel HUNTER, Charles HICKS, R. G. VANDERGRIFT, Isaac HIATT, Calvin L. PRESSNELL, Peter BUSENBURG, Michael PERSCHBACHER., Jacob FANSLER, Wm. A. WIKEL, C. HENDRIXON...
LOCAL CHIRPING by CRICKET
A little five year old son of WILLIAM HENDRIX, fell into a boiler of hot
water, on Monday last, and scalded his right arm very seriously.
Little ADA GOULD, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT GOULD, gave a party to her little friends on Saturday last, 27th ult. It was Ada's fourth birthday ....
While the rehearsals were in progress, the wife of Mr. W. F. DALY presented
him with a little daughter, and Mr. H.F. LINCOLN became the father of his first
boy. Notwithstanding these important household events, the wives of both
gentlemen insisted on the fulfilment of their engagement, thus preventing any
alteration of the cast.
Miss BESSIE THOMPSON ... was supported by the following boquet of youth and beauty: Misses Laura COPELAND, Emma MORROW, Estella MITCHELL, Jennie THOMPSON, Ola TROUSLOW, Carrie MINER, Lillie ERNSPERGER, Clara HEFFLEY, Bertha BITTERS and Hattie GOULD. "The Soldier's Dream," was pictured by Minnie STRADLEY, Edie COPELAND and Eddie MYERS.
Mrs. CLELAND is still in Chicago for the treatment of her eyes.
A building on wheels moved in town last Sunday. The proprietor purposes to engage in photographing at this place.
Since our last Miss ALICE KILLMER has been much worse, but again seems convalescent and there is hopes of her recovery.
JOHN KILLMER has sold his drug store to DAVID LOUGH, Jr., who will commence in the business at once.
Mrs. HILTON has purchased the DUKES property west of the schoolhouse, and has already commenced to add to the building. She intends making that her permanent place of business.
We understand that Mr. RIMES of Rochester has effected a partnership with JOHN F. ROBBINS of this place where they will commence the manufactory of buggies and spring wagons.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL., Saturday, November 10, 1877
BLOOMINGSBURG ITEMS by HAWKEYE
Mrs. DUMBAULD is very sick at present.
LEWIS EALEY intends to move his sawmill to this place.
R. JINKINS has recently moved in the house formerly occupied by Mr. FLYNN.
ELIJAH COPLEN will return from Three Rivers, Michigan next week.
F. BUGBEE has a red boot sign in front of his shop.
JOSEPH ZOLEMAN is talking of visiting his friends in Whitley county this fall.
Miss ELLA BARB will soon commence the winter term of school at the Shellbark school house.
TIDAL WAVES by TOM
Perhaps F. P. BITTERS will teach our school this winter.
Mr. CHARLES BERRY and his beautiful young wife registered at the Hotel De Kuhn on last Friday evening.
The Akron Cornet Band propose to give an entertainment at the Akron Hall, on the evening of the tenth...
ORLANDO SLAYBOUGH has purchased the property owned by LEMUEL BITTERS and expects soon to occupy the same. Mr. Bitters becomes a resident of SLABTOWN.
CHARLEY BEERY has spent a pleasant honeymoon, and now proposes to settle to the stern realities of married life. He will occupy the property recently vacated by Mrs. WILKINSON.
WM. BEVINGTON an enterprising blacksmith, will soon open a shop in this place for custom and new work ...
KEWANNA ITEMS by ELI LEITER
J. S. KALE is building a new meat market.
A little lawsuit before his Hon. F. H. GRAHAM, to-day. HAMILTON amd MILLIS were the contestants.
Three new cases of sickness in town. EMMA KILLMER, ANNIE HEILAND and HESTER APT. ALICE KILLMER is improving very slowly.
MARRIED. -At the residence of the bride's parents in Miami county, by Rev. W. W. JONES, Miss AMANDA TRACEY and LEWIS BAILEY of Aubbeenaubbee...
UPHOLSTER WORK, Citizens' Block. R. M. MOREHOUSE is now prepared to do all kinds of UPHOLSTERING. He also manufactures First-Class Mattresses ... Tapestry Work ... Teaching the Art of Zephory Work in Perforated Card Board a Specialtyl Rooms in CITIZEN'S BLOCK, over CORNER GROCERY. R. M. MOREHOUSE.
(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... In the front room on the lower floor of that part of the two and a half story frame building known as the MAMMOUTH BUILDING which part is situated upon the south half of the south half of lot number sixty-one (61.) old plat of the town of Rochester. .. JOHN KREIG, Applicant.
(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors ... In the first room back of the front room in the one story frame building nearest to the railroad, fronting on Pearl street, on the south side of the west half of lot number three hundred and seventy-two (372) of Robbins & Harter's addition to the town of Rochester... ANDREW J. CARR, Applicant.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
Miss ELLA WALLACE is visiting friends in Peru and Logansport.
Mrs. RYLAND, Col. SHRYOCK, M. L. ESSICK, and several others from this place attended the funeral of the late Senator MORTON.
PETE WEASNER's covered butcher wagon is yet on the go. The late heavy squalls from the northeast ripped off its top canvass.
For reasons best known to himself, GEORGE W. HOLMAN, prosecuting attorney for Fulton county, lately resigned that position and JULIUS ROWLEY was appointed in his stead.
E. KIRTLAND, C. HOOVER, P. M. SHORE and J. B. ELLIOTT are the names in bold letters that decorate their respective rooms in COMMERCIAL BLOCK...
HEFFLEY & MILLER's room next door to the shoe store in the CITIZEN'S BLOCK is about ready for business. It's a fine room and a good location.
Doctor ROBBINS is pushing his new rooms in the south end block toward completion...
The concrete WALK in front of the COMMERCIAL BLOCK will be composed of large squares imitating flag stone ...
A large gang of teams and workmen are at work grading the Warsaw road east of the Railroad track. The enterprising fellows who are furnishing the money for the work propose to make this a popular drive for nearly a mile from town.
AL. J. KITT sold the Monticello DEMOCRAT, and will make Rochester his abiding place in the near future.
MARRIED. -At the Central House, on Thursday afternoon, by Rev. S. F. HERSHEY, Prof. F. L. WAGONER to Miss IDA MURRAY.
-At the same place and time, GEO. HEIMBERGER to Miss IRENE SELLERS. -The SENTINEL forgot to mention last week that CHARLEY BERRY had been to Ohio, and married Miss MINNIE COOK, whom he had brought home with him and pleasantly domiciled at Akron...
-At the residence of the bride's parents two miles south of Rochester, on last Thursday evening, by Rev. F. M. RULE, Mr. THOS. B. BLACKETOR to Miss NELLIE B. CARTER... They are making a wedding tour through some of the eastern States...
(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors ... on the ground floor of the two story brick building fronting on South street, said room known as the NORRIS room, situated on the west half of the east half of the east half of lot number twenty (20), old plat, and the west half of the east half of the east half of the south half of lot number nineteen (19) old plat of the town of Rochester... CHARLES HUTCHISON, Applicant.
(Application for License)... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... on the ground floor in the two story brick building on the east end of the north half of the north half of lot number seventy-seven (77.), new plat of the town of Rochester ... JOHN A. EDWARDS, Applicant.
(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous. vinous and malt liquors ...
In the room fronting on Main street on the ground floor of the two-story frame
building situated on the west end of the south half.of the north half of lot
number twenty-six (26), in the original plat of the town of Rochester...
THOMAS,E. MARSHMAN, Applicant.
(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors ... In the one-story frame building located an the south half of the north half of lot number seventy-seven (77) fronting on Main street and owned by AUGUSTUS MEISCH, in the new addition to the town of Rochester... HENRY MEYER, Applicant.
(Application for License)... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors... In the front room, first floor, of the two-story frame building situated on the following described part of lot, to-wit: Commencing at a point on the west line of lot thirty-one (31), old plat of the town of Rochester... 20 feet south of the north-west corner thereof, thence east parallel with the north line of said lot 165 feet thence south 20 feet thence west 165 feet thence north on the west line of said lot 20 feet to the place of beginning. ANDREW J. EDWARDS, Applicant.
(Application for License) ... to sell spirituous, vinous and malt liquors ... On the ground floor in the two-story brick building on the east end of the north half of the north half of lot number seventyseven (77) new plat of the town of Rochester... JOHN MURPHY, Applicant.
The young thief, LON. COLLINS, who was sent from this place to the reform
school near Indianapolis some months ago, escaped from that institution this
week and beat his way to this place on freight trains. Sheriff WARD was notified
of the escape and kept a sharp lookout for the irregular voung man until
Wednesday, when he found the boy at the north end of town playing with some of
his old chumbs. He was lodged in jail and will soon be sent back to his old
SAND HILL ITEMS by LIZZIE
Krout cuttings and evening hops are becoming fashionable.
Mr. A. RUSH is entertaining his brother from Pennsylvania this week.
A wedding took place a few days ago near Sand Hill, in which EMMET COLE and IDA RALSTIN were the interested parties.
Mr. AARON BALL has just returned from an extended trip through a portion of the Western States.
TIOSA NEWS by ROUGH-AND-READY
Mr. WM. RILEY will teach the winter term of school here.
Mr. W. DREW has returned from Wisconsin and will make his winter quarters here.
H. WINBIGLER & SON will soon open a boot and shoe shop at this place.
(Sheriff's Sale) NELSON J. BOZARTH vs JESSE W. EMMONS and JOHN M. EMMONS... I will expose at Public Sale... Saturday, December 8th, 1877... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff, P'ulton County, Indiana. November 10th, 1877.
(Notice of Administration) ... ISAIAH CONNER appointed Administrator of the Estate of SYLVANUS COLE, late of Fulton County, deceased. November 14, 1877.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
It is reported that Uncle JIMMY MARTIN is about to sell his large farm south
of town to parties from Ohio.
Mr. and Mrs. DAN AGNEW are now enjoying life in California having started for the Pacific coast on Tuesday of last week.
A. V. HOUSE & CO. are now occupying rooms in the second story of DAWSON & COOPER's new building in the CITIZEN'S BLOCK.
MARRIED. -On last Sunday forenoon, by A. V. HOUSE, at his residence, HENRY KEEL to Miss TRYPHENA STEFFEY, of Greenoak.
The grand jury for the next term of the Circuit Court, commencing on next Monday, will consist of the following gentlemen: CHARLES HICKS, LINDLEY MOORE, CHARLES KINDIG, HENRY SWARTZLANDER, JOSEPH JACKSON and JASPER STEVENS.
The DENVER COLLEGE and NORMAL SCHOOLl at Denver in Miami county, will enter upon its second term, Tuesday Nov. 27th.
DIED. -Of paralysis, at the residence of her son-in-law, DAVID HOOVER, one mile south of Millark on last Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. CATHARINE McCLARY, at the advanced age of 72 years. The burial occurred at the Mt. Zion graveyard, on Wednesday afternoon. She was the mother of T. J. McCLARY of this place, who deeply mourns the loss of his nearest and dearest friend. She was a kind affectionate mother, and much respected in the community in which she lived.
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending Nov. 17th, 1877: F. BAKER, D. S. BALDWIN, DAVID BALDWIN, SAML. R. BLUE, D. A. BURDEK, WALTER CHAPPEL, Miss SARAH GUGLE, ROSE HILL, NELSON H. HILL, DENNIS KALIKU, THOMAS McANALLEY, PETER MADARY, HENRY MEHRLECH, HENRY MILLER, JOHN NORRIS, OPPENHEMIN HAYNES & CO.., JOHN PANABAKER, MARRIEN READING, M. SMITH. A. D. TOGLE, M. E. TRIGG, MOSES WALKER, Z. WHEELER, JULIA A. WIKLE, ELWOOD WILSON, JOHN WILLIAMS. - - - - MRS. E. J. RYLAND, P. M.
(Notice of Administration)... JAMES BURROWS appointed Administrator of the Estate of JOHN POORMAN, late of Fulton County, deceased... November 13th, 1877.
(Administrator's Sale) ... the undersigned Administrator of the Estate of JOHN POORMAN, will sell at Public Auction at the late residence of the deceased, two miles south east of Fulton, on Saturday, December 1st, 1877, all the personal property... JAMES BURROWS, Administrator.
(Sheriff's Sale) LEVI HELIBURN and MYER WILE vs CHARLES LANGSDORF... I will
expose at public sale... Saturday, December 8th, 1877 ... (real estate,
described) situate in Fulton County... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County,
Indiana. November 15th, A.D., 1877. E. R. HERMAN, Attorney for Plaintiff.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, November 24, 1877
[long report concerning removal of Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, Postmistress, by efforts of Republican party, and especially E. E. COWGILL, and the submission of the name of LYCURGUS EDGERTON RANNELLS .... meeting called by Mr. Cowgill, composed of: S. S. TERRY, A. C. SHEPHERD, C. C. WOLF, G. I. MILLER, M. L. ESSICK, VERNON GOULD, F. K. KENDRICK, D. W. LYON, C. JACKSON, ED. CALKINS, ALLIE HOLMAN, J. DAWSON and T. M. BITTERS... at the law office of CALKINS & McCLARY. All appeared promptly at the hour, as did Col. SHRYOCK, T. J. McCLARY and G. W. TRUSLOW, but there is no evidence that they were invited guests... Up to this time, Mr. Rannell's appointment has not arrived.... )
JOSEPH WERLEY, a good German farmer living on the Tippecanoe river, will sell his personal property on December 4th, and soon after remove with his family to Arkansas ....
(Estray Notice) ... taken up in Newcastle Township an estray Cow, described as follows: Pale red, age not known. ISAAC COPLEN.
(To Whom It May Concern') Whereas my wife, REBECCA WILSON, has left my bed
and board without any just cause or provocation, notice is hereby given to all
persons not to trust her on my account, as I will pay no debts of her
contracting after this date. GEORGE WILSON.
(Notice of Insolvency) At the November term of the Fulton Circuit Court for the year 1877. the estate of JAMES W. LOVE was declared insolvent... WILLIAM McMAHAN, Administrator. November 20th, 1877.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
DIED. -BENTON JONES, a young farmer who resides in the northern part of this
county, was so severely kicked by a horse a few davs ago that he died on Friday
night of last week.
MARRIED. -Bv Rev. F. M. RULE, at the M.E. parsonage, on Sunday, Nov. 18th. WILLIAM EDMINSTER to ARRILLA STEVENS.
-At the-same place, one day later, EMORY DAGGAT to Mrs. M. CRABELL. [See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983,: EMORY DAGGETT m. ELIZABETH M. CRABILL. Nov. 19,. 1877]
-Mr. JAMES DAWSON, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of this county died at his residence on Monday evening last at the advanced age of 68 vears, 8 months and 6 days. Mr. Dawson was a native Virginian and after his marriage in that State removed to Indiana in 1837 and settled in Henry township, of this county. He raised a family of six children -- three sons and three daughters -- four of which survive him. He was a plain practical man and by dint of hard labor and strict economy he amassed a handsome competence. Until age bore him down he remained upon his farm. Lately he has been a resident of this place living at ease and in luxury. During his residence in Henry township he was for many years Township Trustee the duties of which office he performed to the general satisfaction of his constituents. He did much to advance the growth and civilization of this county and will be long remembered as an upright gentleman and good citizen.
KEWANNA ITEMS by ELI LEITER
JOHN KILLMER has bought the new drug store of DAVID LOUGH, Jr. Quick sales
and small profits their motto.
H. PHILLIPS has bought the residence and property belonging to the heirs of the late JAMES SMITH, just east of town. Mr. Phillips will probably build on it next season for a permanent home.
JAMES WILSON has purchased the farm belonging to JOHN F. WILSON. Mr. Wilson has purchased the farm belonging to ROBERT EVANS ...
DIED. -Nov. 16th, 1877, HESTER, wife of FRANK APT, aged 30 vears. Mrs. Apt was well and favorably known by all and has often been a sufferer under the hand of affliction until released by death on the 16th inst. A husband and two children with many friends mourn.
TIOSA NEWS by ROUGH-AND-READY
Mr. JOHN PERSHBERGER and Mr. BENTON are opening a harness shop at this place.
We understand Miss N. GROVES is getting well since she left this place.
THOS. BALL keeps a first-class hotel in this place.
We understand Mr. JOHN BIXEL is under $2,000 bonds for his appearance at next court.
TWELFTH TEACHERS' INSTITUTE... (Names mentioned) JOSEPH AULT, Miss LUELLA
LONG, F. HAIMBAUGH, JOS. SMITH, Miss JOSIE STURGEON, Supt. MYERS, Miss OLLIE
DAVIS, Prof. WILLIAMS, BOWERS, FERRY, Prof. BELL, HUGH BROWN, Miss MAGGIE MITLER,
Mr. SICKMAN, SIDNEY MOON, Mr. NEWTON, FRANK BITTERS, Rev. F. M. RULE, Prof.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, December 1, 1877
No change has taken place in post office matters since our last issue. The Cowgill convention that met and assumed the authority to nominate a man for postmaster, did not possess the power to furnish their chosen man with a commission. The selection made was so objectionable and so surreptitiously performed that Mr. Tyner was forced to put his foot on it, and say that the Cowgill candidate could not have the office ....
I. H. COPLEN is yet on the sick list.
L. STRONG and BUSENBERG, expect to start their saw mill soon. They will also run a burr to grind corn and chop.
.LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester post office for the week ending Dec. lst, 1877: W. H. BAKER, George BELL, Jennie BELL, BUSINBURG, Emma M. CARTER, B. S. CURTNEY, Israel DAVIS, Sarah GUGLE, Henry HILL, H. F. HOOVER, James McANALLY, Amos W. JOHNSON, Henry PARKER, Ostra SPENCER, W. E. SMITH, Mrs. Ellen SMITH. - - - - Mrs. E. J. RYLAND, P.M.
(To Whom It May Concern) Notice is hereby given to the citizens of Fulton County, State of Indiana, and all others whom it may concern, that, whereas my wife, SARAH PACKER has left mv bed and board without just cause or provocation, that I will pay no debts of her contracting after this date, and I hereby warn all persons not to trust her on my account. FREDERICK PACKER. Dec. lst, 1877.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
The case of HOUSE vs BLACKETOR, to recover fees for selling land, was decided
in favor of the plaintiff, the jury allowing him $60.
On the first page of this paper will be found a very interesting letter from our esteemed friend DAN. AGNEW, who, with his wife, is now spending the winter in California. We hope he will frequently favor us with letters from his ready pen.
WILLIAM WILLIAMSON, JOHN PEARSON, MACK ASHTON and JAMES CHAPIN composed the
musical organization that went over to Peru Thursday night to play for a
masquerade ball. This new combination is known as "WILLIAMSON'S
ORCHESTRA," and are now ready for bids to play for public or private
MARION REITER has gone to Bellefountaine, Ohio to accept a clerkship in a large dry goods house.
CECIL DAVIS of Kansas City is among his friends in this place. He will soon return to the far west to engage in the book business.
Mr. S. A. SIBERT of Kinsley, Kansas, returned to his native place last week. He reports the prospects for farmers in Kansas as encouraging, and will return at an early day...
Mr. CHAS. W. KENWORTHY, the affable telegraph operator at this place, recently severed his connection with the WESTERN UNION COMPANY, and is now preparing to engage in the grain and pork trade at Dallas Center, Iowa. We understand that Mr. Kenworthy has been very successful of late in his grain speculations...
CHAS. JACKSON resigned his position as EXPRESS AGENTt at this place last week and Esq. C. J. STRADLEY was appointed in his stead. The office is continued at the old place, in the CHURCH STORE.
The magnificent fire and burglar proof safe, formerly belonging to ASHTON'S BANK, has been in the possession of FEDER & SILBERBERG for more than a year ... (recentlv opened after much effort and it was found to contain nothing.)
BLOOMINGSBURG ITEMS by HAWKEYE
Mr. FIX has recently moved here.
D. WINDBIGLER has moved to the city of Tiosa.
F.MONTGOMERY has been selected teacher here this winter.
H.TIPTON, who lives i mile east of this place, has got some extra nice hogs.
Rev. O. MERIDITH has agreed to preach to the people of this locality on the 3d Sabbath of each month.
It was a shame the way that them boys alarmed the people the other night, by firing guns, ringing bells and shooting, just because Mr. WINDBIGLER had made peace with his dear old wife and had gone to live with her.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, December 8, 1877
DIED. -I. H. COPLEN was taken down sick about eight months ago, and has been
under the doctor's care from that time until last Friday night, when death
relieved him of his sufferings. Some three days before his death he was attacked
with lung fever. Being prostrate and weak in body, death soon came. Mr. Coplen
was a kind and affectionate husband and father, and leaves a loving companion
and eight children to mourn his loss. The neighborhood will miss him very much.
(Assignee's Sale) By virtue of an order to me directed from the United States Court of bankruptcy, I will, as Assignee of the estate of JACOB GERSON, a bankrupt, offer for sale at Public Auction on Monday, December 24th, 1877,... Real Estate... Lot one hundred and eight (108) old plat of the town of Rochester... LEVI HEILBRUN, Assignee of JACOB GERSON, a Bankrupt.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
Work on the ARTESIAN WELL has been suspended for the present.
Mrs. DAVID RALSTIN has sold her farm to L. BRIDEGROOM.
HARVEY DENNISTON is now a grain smasher at JESSEN & JOHNSON's mill. He is said to be a good miller.
AL. J. KITT and his mother have arrived in town from Monticello, and will soon commence housekeeping.
The popular law firm of ESSICK & HOLMAN are now snugly located in their new office over KILLEN'S STOREe in the CITIZEN'S BLOCK.
The massive cornice on the north side of DAVIDSON's theater gives it a splendid finish. The brick work is completed, and the carpenters have commenced on the roof.
"VET" CHAMBERLAIN, father of the County Recorder has been visiting his son and friends at this place this week. Mr. Chamberlain was one of the first settlers of this county, but during the past few years has resided in Dayton, Ohio.
It is expected that next Saturday morning will appear the Rochester INDEPENDENT, a new paper of which MATTINGLY & KITT will be proprietors. The SENTINEL will also appear on that morning as usual.
Feeling under obligations to JAMES M. BEEBER, of this place, Mr. TYNER has commissioned him as "mail agent" on the Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne and Chicago Road...
Two gamblers, right names unknown, were brought before 'Squire HERMAN on Monday, to answer to the charge of indulging in games of chance. They plead guilty and were fined $25 each. They were arrested at the instance of CALVIN FLETCHER, who was subsequently taken before the same Court and fined for deviating from the Murphy system.
DOC. COLLINS has moved back to Rochester again and will soon establish himself in business. His recent adventure in business at Peru, was not a very profitable one...
BLOOMINGSBURG ITEMS by HAWKEYE
G. DOREMYER made a failure out of the hog business.
WINDBIGLER and BUGBEE have gone into partnership in the boot and shoe business in this place.
P. C. DUMBAULD is still retailing goods to the farmers for produce and greenbacks.
The White Oak School was opened last Monday morning by SI. BYBEE as teacher.
Our school has been in progress for one week and is doing well. F. MONTGOMERY is teacher.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL,Saturday, December 15, 1877
[long letter from San Jose, Cal., Nov. 17., 1877, signed AGNEW . . . . .]
It is expected that the new MASONIC HALL at Kewanna, will be dedicated on St. John's Day, December 27th...
The Jury in the case of the State against ROLLINS, rendered a verdict of
acquittal for the defendant. Rollins was charged with an attempt to commit rape
on a young girl by the name of BUFFINGTON, who lives in Newcastle township. He
proved an alibi.
A meeting of the business men of Rochester and the farming community is expected to be held at OPERA HALL, this afternoon to consult and discuss the propriety of forming organizations for the building of turnpike ROADS in this county. It is certainly a step in the right direction.
(Estray Notice) Strayed from the subscriber, four miles west of Rochester... on the 7th inst., a large bay horse... W. L. KOONS
(Estray Notice) Taken up by WM. MYERS, on Nov. 6th, 1877, in Union Township... one red steer... F. H. GRAHAM, J.P.
BLOOMINGSBURG ITEMS by HAWKEYE
During the latter part of last week, Mr. WALKER of this place surveyed some of the lots and found some of the houses in alleys and on streets.
KEWANNA ITEMS by ELI LEITER
: JOHN G. TROUTMAN rejoices over the tenth boy that has taken up lodging at
Rev. W. W. JONES has gone to visit his father, who was not expected to live when last heard from.
T. W. FIELDS who was once Editor of the Kewanna PILOT and Principal of Kewanna Graded School, is now Editor and Publisher of the Union City TIMES .
Dr. ROGERS has bought the residence of FRANK APT and thinks of making this a permanent location while in the practice of medicine ...
Mrs. HILTON is finishing an addition to her dwelling; Dr. ROGERS, a wood house; E. L. YARLOTT is building a good dwelling; JOHN A. TONER has been building all summer ...
(Ditch Notice)... the Board of Commissioners of Fulton countv, Indiana, at their regular December Term for the year 1877, on the application of ALEXANDER CURTIS and GEORGE McCLOUD appointed appraisers... Said drain will pass through or affect lands owned by the following named persons, to-wit: ISAAC SHRIVER, NATHAN PUNTIOUS, SAMUEL MILLER, SIMON MILLER, CERVILLA HARSH, ALEINAS HARSH, ELIZABETH SHAFFER, ALBERT, SHAFFER, WILLIAM SHAFFER, DAVID T. SHAFFER, BRUNSON SHAFFER, VIRGIL SHAFFER, ARTHUR L. SHAFFER, LYDIA RITTER, ELIZA SLAYBAUGH', JOHN E. SLAYBAUGH, ORLANDO L. SLAYBAUGH, GRANT SLAYBAUGH, MARY E. ANDERSON, ANNA WHITTENBERGER, IRWIN T. BALL., LUELLA BALL, CHARLES BALL, JOHN BALL, ALEXANDER CURTIS, JACOB WHITTENBERGER, GEORGE McCLOUD, JACOB HUFFMAN, DARRIETT, BRADEN & BLISS, WILLIAM J. WHITTENBERGER and ABRAHAM GRINDLE...
(Ordinance)... prohibiting horses, ponies, cattle or swine from running at
large within the incorporated town of Rochester... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Pres. Town
Board. Attest: J. W. SHIELDS, Clerk.
(Ordinance) ... Peddlers and regulating License therefor within the town of Rochester... L. M. MONTGOMERY, Pres. Town Board. Attest: J. W. SHIELDS, Clerk.
(Notice of Administration) ... LYDIA RITTER appointed Administratrix of the Estate of JOHN RITTER, late of Fulton County, deceased... December 11th, 1877.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
CHARLES V. HICKS made a flying trip to his home near Ann Arbor, Mich., this week.
JESSE L. HINMAN, formerly of Keokuk, Iowa, but now a resident of this place will lecture on "Usury" at the Court House on next Tuesday night. Admission free.
Railroad life agrees with our old friend, JOHN W. ELAM. He became the happy father of a pair of little girls last week. The other mail agents from Rochester are hoping for equal prosperity.
The new church at center in Richland township will be dedicated on Sunday December 30th 1877, Elder UTTER officiating.
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Rochester Post office for the week ending
Dec. 15th, 1877: Belle Alexander, Anna BELL, Elizabeth BOYER, Sophia CARTER,
Mary A. CRIST, Mollie DAVIS, Anna DAWSON, Wm. H. DAWSON, Miss S. J. DAVONS,
George DOWNS, Ionia HARTER, Charlie JOHNSON, Amanda KELSEY, Martha LOPP, George
LITTLE, Alfareta MARTIN, James McCARTER, Mary MARTIN, A. MILTON, W. S. MULER,
Vellie MOSES, Mary E. MOON, Mable RICHARD, William ROATH, Thomas SHUMAKER,
Alfred SMITH, Laura SPRAY, Mary THOMAS, Mrs. Anna WIRT. - - - - Mrs. E. J.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, December 22, 1877
[long letter from San Jose, Cal., Dec. lst, 1877, signed AGNEW - - - - ]
[long letter from Des Moines, Iowa, Dec. 18, 1877, signed HAWKEYE - - - -]
J. F. COLLINS is at home in his new restaurant ...
Quite an interesting meeting of citizens in the interest of building TURNPIKE ROADS in this county, was held at the Opera Hall, on last Saturday. V. ZIMMERMAN was chosen Chairman of the meeting and JAMES STINSON, Secretary. Speeches were made by Dr. TERRY, Dr. ROBBINS, Ed. CALKINS and many others ... committee ... : Dr. TERRY, J. B. ELLIOTT, JAMES STINSON, DAVID BRYANT and NOAH HEETER...
THE GAME GRAB. -According to previous arrangements the rival hunting teams
headed by JOHN MYERS and L. R. LINKFNHELT, made the grand rounds in search of
game, on last Thursday...(names mentioned) I. W. BROWN, CURG. RANNELLS, T. J.
McCLARY, L. M. MONTGOMERY, WILL REX, WM. FERGUSON, Dr. McCONNEHEY, GEO. KILLIAM, J. S. SLICK, PAUL DORSCH, GEO. VANSKIKE, GEO. ELLIOTT, V. H. DANIELS, BEN. ELLIOTT, LEVI EMRICK, A. T. BITTERS, MATTINGLY...
(Notice to Non-Residerits) ... JAMES WARE and MICHAEL SINNOTT vs MARY A.
TEEGARDEN, FRANKLIN CLARK, JONAS E. CLARK and LAFAYETTE STANFIELD ...
Defendants... are not residents of the State of Indiana... this 21st day of
December, 1877. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.
(Sheriff's Sale) FREDERICK PETERSON vs FRANCIS RICHTER... I will expose at Public Sale... Saturday, January 19th, 1878... (real estate, described) ... situate in Fulton County... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County, Indiana. December 18th, 1877.
(Sheriff's Sale) A. B. McDONALD, Administrator, vs LEVI BUCK and MARY BUCK... I will expose at Public Sale... On Thursday, January 17th, 1878... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County, Indiana, December 19th, 1877.
(Notice) Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Guardian of CORA TUCKER, a minor, will sell at Public Auction... on the 19th dav of January, 1878... (real estate, described) ... CLARA TUCKER, Guardian of CORA TUCKER. December 14th, 1877.
(Administrator's Notice) ... SAMUEL RUSSELL, Administrator of the Estate of
JAMES RUSSELL, deceased, has filed his petition to sell the Real Estate of the
decedent... SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk. December 19th, 1877. ESSICK & HOLMAN,
(Notice to Non-Resident)... JACOB ZERBE, et al vs. WM. McLANE and HIRAM H. McLANE... said Defendants... are not residents of the State of Indiana... this 21st day of December, 1877. SAMUEL KEELY, Clerk.
(Notice of Administration)... SAMUEL RUSSELL appointed Administrator of the Estate of JAMES RUSSELL, late of Fulton County, deceased... December 19th, 1877.
(Dissolution Notice) Notice is hereby given that the co-partnership heretofore existing between GLAZE & CAPLE has this day been dissolved by mutual consent. GLAZE & CAPLE. Rochester, Ind., bec. 19th, 1877.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
WOOLEY has moved his leather store to the CITIZEN'S BLOCK.
Another new brick building -- in rear of the Citizen's Block.
MEADE SHIELDS of the Ashbury University is at his home in this place.
JAMES S. CHAPIN has been confined to his bed this week with the pleurecy.
Masqueraders will be furnished with a first-class supper, by GEO. EDWARDS, at the WALLACE HOUSE for one dollar per couple.
The industrious boys in EMRICK's cigar factory are turning out a large lot of highly flavored "hand mades" and "beautys." Emrick's cigar and tobacco trade is steadily on the increase.
MARRIED. -A wedding will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock, at the Presbyterian church in which FRANK MOORE and Miss ---- McMAHAN will be the contracting parties. [See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh,
Fulton Co., Indiana Marriages 1836-1983, p. 704: FRANK F. MOORE married
JENNIE V. McMAHAN, Dec. 23, 1877])
V. ZIMMERMAN has purchased the new room in the north end block built by J. B. ELLIOTT and will remove his Mammoth boot and shoe store therein as soon as it is completed.
CLINTON CASLOW, of Ohio, who in October last, purchased the HENRY MECHLING farm on the Michigan Road, five miles north of Rochester, has now taken possession of it, and goes to work as one who understands his business as husbandman...
G. M. SERGEANT, formerly a produce dealer, but for a few years past a resident of Ripon, Wis., has again returned to Rochester, and will soon embark in the dry goods trade...
Three young bucks, ranging in years from 18 to 21, started for the Black Hills country, on Tuesday night. Their names are respectively: WES CARTER, BILLY CHINN and CHRIS. ADLEMAN. There is no doubt about their making their western trip a grand success, for boys of their makeup always win even if it is nothing but a term in the penitentiary. Before their clandestine departure they provided themselves with a good supply of provender and clothing. Being boys of respectable parents they found no difficulty in securing a quantity of crackers, cheese and bologna on "tick," but to secure clothing one of them forged the name of WM. CARTER to an order on JOS. LAUER for an overcoat and some shirts. BILLY CHINN borrowed an overcoat of TOMMY SHAFER, and will probably return it after it is worn out. The boys are determined to sow a crop of "wild oats. "
J. B. PELLENS, a gentleman from Seymour, Ind., has been here for a day or two negotiating with Dr. DANZIGER for the purchase of his fine DRUG STORE and his business house and beautiful residence... Mr. Danziger has been in the drug trade in Rochester for 24 years ... No man in Rochester has spent so many continuous years in business...
KEWANNA ITEMS by ELI LEITER
DIED. -After several weeks illness, Miss LOVEY MOHLER departed this life on
Miss ALICE KILLMER breathed the fresh air while taking a pleasure ride on last Sunday, for the first time in four months.
J. LEITER supposed himself to be 39 years old on last Saturday, and he made a feast ... and compelled his friends to come in and eat and be merry.
SOCIETY AND COMPANY ELECTIONS
Rochester Lodge, No. 436, F. & A.M., elected the following officers on
Tuesday evening: Dr. A. SUTTON, A. C. SHEPHERD, J. W. SMITH, M. O. REES, D. W.
Fulton Lodge, No. 79, F. & A.M., elected officers on Wednesday evening as follows: I. WALKER, T. J. McCLARY, ROBERT JEWELL, E. KIRTLAND, F. K. KENDRICK
The Protection Hook and Ladder Co. elected the following officers at its last reaular monthly meeting: F. M. REED, ED. ZOOK, JACOB ROSENBERG, J. H. HOOVER.
Kewanna Lodge No. --- F. & A.M. will publicly install the following recently elected officers, on next Thursday evening: J. C. PHILLIPS, ELI LEITER, H. MOGLE, HICKMAN PHILLIPS, A. D. TONER...
BLOOMINGSBURG ITEMS by HAWKEYE
Mr. GALEY has commenced to erect a new saw mill in this place.
J. B. EMMONS is slowly mending, after a severe attack of typhoid fever.
We understand that there is to be a WOLF HUNT near the town of Argos, on Christmas day, and everybody is invited to come and see the fun.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL, Saturday, December 29, 1877
WAYNE TP. TEACHER'S INSTITUTE. School House, No. 6, Dec. 15, 1877 ... (names mentioned) Mr. BUCHANAN, FRANK BURGE, LEROY ARMSTRONG, Mr. YARLOT, Mr. RAY, Mr. HENDRICKSON, MILO CHESTNUT, Miss DUKES, Mr. BARRETT, Mr. GOULD., Mr. WARE.
ROBERT MOREHOUSE, a first-class dead beat skipped the town this week, leaving several unpaid bills behind. Rochester has been noted for encouraging tramps and carpet baggers, but her citizens are fast coming to the conclusion that only permanent residents doing a legitimate business are worthy of patronage.
(Administrator's Sale) ... by virtue of an order of the Fulton Circuit Court, the undersigned Administrators of the Estate of HUGH VANMETER, deceased, will offer at private sale on the premises, on and after Saturday, January 26th, 1878, and equal undivided two-thirds of (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... PHILIP HOOT, HANNAH VANMETER, Administrators.
(Sheriff's Sale) PETER GOOD vs AMOS B. PERKINS and EUSEBIA N. PERKINS... I will expose at Public Sale... on Saturday, Januarv 19th, 1878 ... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County, Indiana.
(Sheriff's Sale) FREDERICK SUMMERS and PHILIP WARE vs BENJAMIN VANMETER... I will expose at Public Sale... on Saturday, January 19th, 1878... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton county... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County, Indiana.
(Sheriff's Sale) BENJAMIN HEILBRUN vs A. B. PERKINS, EUSEBIA PERKINS. FRANCIS DRUDGE, SINGER MANUFACTURING COMPANY and JAMES GAINER... I will expose at public sale... on Saturday, January 19th, 1878... (real estate, described) situate in Fulton County... WILLIAM A. WARD, Sheriff, Fulton County, Indiana. December 24th, 1877.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
DIED. -FRANK MYERS, a very exemplary young man of about 20 years, and brother
of J. P. MYERS, of this place, died at the residence of his mother, in Peru, on
-Widow ROSE who resides near the "big oak" in the south east part of town, died on last Wednesday night, of consumption. She was buried Thursday afternoon.
DANIEL FINLEY moved his large stock of groceries to Bloomingsburg last Thursday. Mr. Finley is an accommodating merchant....
F. P. BITTERS of the Akron graded school was among his friends at Valparaiso
JAS. A HUGHSTON of Michigan City was in town Thursday.
U. S. DODGE proprietor of the Parker House at Plymouth, visited his son-in-law GEO. EDWARDS of this place, yesterday.
G. M. SERGEANT will open a stock of dry goods in the MILLER & HEFFLEY room in CITIZEN'S BLOCK, next week.
E. STURGEON and I. CONNOR have associated themselves together in the practice of law...
Mrs. RYLAND and daughter will receive callers on New Year's day from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. assisted by Mrs. A. T. BITTERS, Mrs. L. S. EMRICK, Mrs. FRANK SHIELDS and Miss CYNTHIA BROWN. And Miss MATTIE SPOTTS, of Indianapolis.
MARRIAGE LICENSES issued by the Clerk during the month of December: J. G. ZECHIEL - Sarah J. STAMM. J. P. STINSON - Christena PENCE. Charles DAVIS - Alice PRINCE. Wm. R. WILHELM - Louvina COOPER. John F. WILSON - Emma R. CARTER. H. D. HOWELL - Ida E. CLELAND. John M. LONG - Emma E. VANMETER. Jonathan BIXLER - Amanda LUCUS. Uriah SMITH - Harriet M. RICHARDSON. Leroy ARMSTRONG - Lucinda J. LEAR. Frank M. MOORE - Jennie V. MCmahan. Emanuel rouch - Emma SHELTON. Wm. TUTTLE - Jeanette SPENCER. John VANKIRK - Ellen WAGNER. A. K. ASHELMAN - Malinda SWARTZLANDER.
KEWANNA ITEMS by ELI LEITER
JOHN SEARS says it is a girl.
L. C. MILLS now owns the hack and Rochester and Kewanna MAIL ROUTE.
Mr. JAMES KILLMER, of southwestern Kansas, is visiting friends at this place.
Miss EMMA BARNETT is spending a few days vacation from school during holidays.
G. M. CALVIN is visiting friends in this place at present. He has commenced the study of medicine with an eminent M.D. of New Richmond, Ind.
MARRIED. -At the residence of the bride's parents in Wayne township, on the 20th inst., by Rev. W. W. JONES, Mr. J. F. WILSON and Miss EMMA R. CARTER.
-At the residence of JOHN MYERS in this place, on the evening of the 23d inst., by Esquire F. H. GRAHAM, LEROY ARMSTRONG and LUCINDA J. LEAR...
-At the M.E. Church, on Christmas evening, by Rev. W. W. JONES, Mr. HENRY D. HOWELL and Miss IDA CLELAND, all of this place.... after which the invited guests assembled at the residence of Dr. W. T. CLELAND,... The day following the many friends and invited guests assembled at the residence of Dr. J. Q. HOWELL...
FULTON COUNTY, INDIANA
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, January 5, 1877
Capt and Mrs. J. H. BEEBER, of Michigan City, spent Sabbath and New year's
with their friends in Rochester.
On Sabbath, the last day of the centennial year, a girl baby made its appearance at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. SIBERT...
Dr. J. F. GOUCHER, of Leiter's Ford... was formerly connected with the Plymouth REPUBLICAN .
JOHN MILLER, of Windsor, Canada, made Rochester a flying visit during the holidays. JAMES MILLER is in Australia.
KEWANNA by MEDICI
Married: -By Rev. W. W. JONES, at the bride's residence, Dec. 28, Mr. EDWARD
ODAFFER and Miss L. BAILEY, all of Union township, Ind....
Died: -At the residence of Mr. A. T. JACKSON, Mrs. RUTH YOUNG, the oldest person in the State. She was born in Virginia, near the time of the revolutionary war, as she distinctly remembers hearing the cannon firing at Richmond, Va., when but a small girl. She has been a remarkable woman, unusually strong, healthy, and of superior judgment in regard to the kind and quality of all species of stock and property. No person could cheat her in a trade or deceive her in the quality of personal property or real estate, as when young she helped her husband clean and grub their land, till their soil and attend to out-door as well as in-door work, and when necessary she with her trusty rifle would go forth into the mountains of Virginia and with unerring aim shoot the bear and deer, thus supplying her table with the luxuries of the forest. She was a kind sympathetic and obliging neighbor and had she had the advantages of a liberal education would have been one of the master minds of the nineteenth century. Like an old clock that time and use had worn out the sands of life in her hour glass gradually run out and at two o'clock p.m. on Thursday the 28th inst., she expired peacefully in the assurance of life eternal beyond the river. She died as she had lived respected and loved by all who knew her.
WEST END ROCHESTER TOWNSHIP
Died: -Dec. 28th, wife of PETER MACE. Her death was caused by accidentally
running an awl in her hand. Her remains will be taken to the Catholic grave yard
near Monterey for interment.
GEORGE F. LENNER, a new-comer from the eastern part of the county, has purchased a forty acre lot from JOSEPH WERLEY, built a new house and moved into it in the past three weeks as cold as it was.
SYLVESTER POFFINGBARGER, has a sister visiting from Ohio.
The widow RITTER's house, two miles west of town, burned down this afternoon ... Mrs. Ritter and her three small children had gone over to Mr. OYLER's after dinner. . .
(Notice of Insolvency) -Estate of ASAHEL BUCK - R. D. CALVERT, Administrator)
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, January 12, 1877
JOHN McCARTER is selling his farm to Mrs. ELIZABETH ROSS.
B. F. McKEE and family left here for Kansas, today.
STRAWDER ABBOTT, Mrs. NETTIE FREAR, Mrs. DELLA E. DENISTON and Mrs. REBECCA HIGHT, are on the sick list.
WM. KEEL will leave here to-morrow, Tuesday, for Summerset, Iowa, to visit his sick daughter, Mrs. MARTHA THOMAS.
Mrs. Rev. PACKARD and Miss LIDE CORBET have been very sick but are
Dr. WELLS has left our place and located in Lincoln.
The school is prospering finely under the control of Mr. PETER STINGLY and Miss ANNIE BURROWS.
Mr. MYERS traded his property here for a farm in Cass county, and G. W. COOK has taken possession of what is called the FULTON HOUSE...
CHARLES M. CLARK, one mile South of Grant will learn something to his
interest by calling at the SPY office before another issue of this paper.
Capt. JEWELL and Miss FRANK HAMLET placed their necks under the matrimonial yoke, last Tuesday... [See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Ind. Marriages 1836-1983,: CASPER B. JEWELL m. MARGARET F. HAMLIN Jan 8, 1877)
According to previous arrangement Mr. LOU FEDER was married at Fort Wayne, Wednesday, to a handsome, intelligent and wealthy young Jewish lady...
Mrs. L. TRUE and LULU started for Gilroy Hot Springs, California, last Tuesday, in company with Mrs. True's brother, Mr. JOHN M. QUIGG. Perhaps they will make that place their permanent home...
Mr. HARDEN PARKER, one of the oldest settlers of this county, died at his home, east of the lake, last Sunday, aged sixty-six years. He was born in Harding county, Kentucky, and became a resident of this county in 1850. He was the father of thirteen children, eight of whom and their mother are still living. Mr. Parker, however he was not possessed with great riches, lived comfortably and enjoyed the society of his family and friends, who now mourn his death.
T. J. HOLCOMB, Esq., postmaster, freight and ticket agent for the I. P. & C. road, express agent, etc., at WAGONER'S STATION, called at this office, Saturday and dropped his annual two dollar bill for the SPY ...
Mrs. A. J. MEREDITH is on the sick list; Mrs. S. MILLER and Mrs. P. ANDERSON
Miss HATTIE MILLER returned to Argos, Friday, where she expects to remain during the winter.
Mr. HUGH STURGEON and Mrs. ROWIEY, of Plymouth, have taken upon themselves conjugal relations and are ensconced at his residence in the Hays settlement...
LEITERS FORD GRANGE inaugurated... E. NEWCOMER, S. RARICK, S. MILLER, C. SHADLE, L. BAILY, C. CAMPBELL, WM. VANKIRK, H. RARICK...
(Resolutions of Respect to SARAH E. McALEXANDER, wife of ROBERT McALEXANDER,
who departed this life December 21, 1876, aged about 30 years, and was a member
of Naomi Lodge, No. 159, I.O.O.F... Mrs. RACHEL DUGEON, Mrs. LOUISA MARTINDALE,
Mrs. JANE McCROSKEY, Com.)
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, January 19, 1877
The long expected ceremony for the benefit of the single half of the enterprising "one price clothing house" of this place was performed at the residence of the bride's father in Fort Wayne Wednesday evening, Jan. 10th, 1877, at which time our esteemed young friend and fellow townsman, Mr. LOU FEDER, led to the altar of future bliss what we believe to be a charming estimable young lady by the name of MINNIE GRAFF of Fort Wayne. ... (guests) Mr. and Mrs. GRAFF, of Fort Wayne; Mr. and Mrs. WISE, Mr. and Mrs. THORNER, of Toledo; Mr. and Mrs. M. FEDER, Mr. and Mrs. M. LEVI, Mr. and Mrs. G. FEDER, IDA HOLZMAN, LOUIS WOHLGEMUTH, Mr. H. FEDER and ISAAC FEDER, all of Cincinnati; Mr. and Mrs. M. SILBERBERG and son, of Rochester; S. GRAFF, of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. SAMUEL NARDLINGER, of Philadelphia; MOSES KOCH, of Cleveland; Mr. J. NEWBERGER, of Laporte...
Mr. HIRAM WAGNER has been called to Bunkerhill to see his sister, who is
lying dangerously ill.
SAXTON and STURGEON have purchased the store of BIDDINGER BROS., and have added to the stock...
Rev. LEWELLYN, of this place, had a brother on the Ashtabula train. He was saved.
Married, about three weeks since, ABRAM JANTZ and MELISSA OLDFATHER. Both are
highly respected young people...
Mr. ISAAC CRUZAN's house, on the bank of Rock Lake, was burned to the ground on the night of Dec. 31. Four children were at home alone...
Died: -Three miles west of Silver Lake, Mr. SHINNABARGER, of dropsy. Deceased was about seventy years of age, and leaves five children to mourn his loss and share his considerable property.
WM. JOHNSON left here Monday for Arkansas ...
THOMAS MARSHMAN has sold his interest in the grocery store to S. STAIR.
Dr. JAMES BUNNELL who has been lying very ill for 4 or 5 months past with a lingering disease, departed this life the 15th inst. James was a good citizen and had united with the M.E. church about a year ago. He has made a great many friends while his short stay in Walnut. He leaves a wife and two children and a large circle of friends to mourn their loss.
[Letter from Robinson, Illinois, Jan. 13, 1877, sgd JOHN H. PYLE - - - -]
Mr. JACOB BLASSER who has been so long afflicted, died at his residence 2-1/2
miles northeast of Kewanna, on Thursday the 11th inst. He was one among our
oldest and best citizens, a kind and obliging neighbor, a kind husband and
father, one whose word and promise was never broken if in his power to fulfull.
He will be greatly missed, not only in the family circle but in the community,
for his kindness of heart, and obliging quiet and unassuming disposition as a
friend and citizen.
A reunion was held at the residence of Rev. JESSE SPARKS, near the M.E. Church, on the 11th inst., it being his 70th birthday. Children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren....
J. Q. HOWELL has moved into his new and magnificent DRUG STORE, under the Masons Hall ...
(Notice of Appointment - RICHARD VAN DIEN appointed admr of the estate of JOHN B. VAN DIEN)
Capt. H. CALKINS, of Ohio, brother to Major ED., was here on a visit last
week. He commenced life's career as a dentist; was captain of a company in the
87th regiment, Indiana Volunteers, but is now engaged in the practice of law.
ELIJAY LARGE, the noted hermit who was found by "FRITZ" near Lake Manitou, some weeks since, nearly frozen to death, died recently at the poor house...
[Dissolution of Partnership - SAM'L A. BARKDOLL, EMI KENNEDY - - - -]
DIED. -At her residence in Richland township, Sunday, Jan. 12, 1877, Mrs.
MARY ANN LYNCH, wife of WILLIAM S. LYNCH, aged 33 years.
During her illness she expressed great anxiety to receive the ordinance of baptism, and accordingly she was baptised on the Sabbath prior to her death,... She leaves a fond and devoted husband and four children to mourn the absence of a watchful and loving mother.
-On Monday, Jan. 13, 1877, Mrs. ELIZA NICHOLS, aged 49 years, 10 months and 29 days. Funeral services were conducted at the M. E. church, by Rev. CLFARWATERS.
WEST END ROCHESTER TOWNSHIP
Mrs. DAVID NEFF and Father NAFE are on the sick list, both dangerously.
DIED. -On New Year's night, Mrs. GILCHRIST. Her death was caused by old age and infirmity. Mr. and Mrs. Gilchrist emigrated to this country from Scotland many years ago. By patient toiling they secured for themselves a comfortable home, and lived to a ripe old age. The old gentleman departed this life some two months ago, and she has gone to join him in the better land. Never was a neighborhood blest with more honest, accommodating and useful neighbors than were Mr. and Mrs. Gilchrist. They died as they had lived, loved and esteemed by all, and are at peace with God and man.[See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Leiters Ford Cemetery, Aubbeenaubbee Twp: JAMES GILCHRIST, born in Scotland, Nov. 4, 1798, died Oct. 13, 1876, age 77yr-llmo-9da; MARY GILCHRIST, wife of J., born in Scotland, April 15, 1800, died Jan. 1, 1877, age 76yr-8mo-16da)
-Old Mrs. CROMER, an aged and venerable lady, living with her son ANDY CROMER, died last night (Jan. 11th). She was a kind and generous-hearted old lady, loved and respected by all who knew her...
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, January 26, 1877
Married. -At the reisdence of the bride's parents, by Rev. LEWELLYN, Miss CLARA STANTON and Mr. DEMAN KING.
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. SHEPHERD for the past week have been receiving the
congratulations of their many friends, because this time it is a son.
GEO. ROUCH, of near Fulton, will sell all his personal property at public sale, on Wednesday, Jan. 31st, and SAMUEL LAMB will do likewise on Friday, Feb. 2d, after which they intend emigrating to the State of Kansas. ... J. PRATT, near Green Oak, will sell his personal effects at public sale, Monday, February 5th. He too is desirous of seeking new fields of labor in Kansas.
MARRIED. -In Akron, on the 13th inst., at the residence of Rev. JACOB WHITTENBERGER, who solemnized the marriage, Mr. GEO. F. VAN LUE and Miss SELINA J. WOOD.
DIED-. -At the residence of Mr. BUOY, three miles south-east of Kewanna, Miss
BUOY, his daughter, aged about 16 years, of pneumonia and peritonal inflammation
of the bowels. She was buried on Sabbath last, at the German settlement, in this
-We understand that a number of deaths have occurred during the past two weeks, north of this township, among whom was Mrs. LUCAS, and a babe of Mrs. Widow MOHLERS.
Mrs. G. W. LUCAS was interred last Wednesday in the Moon Cemetery. She was a Christian lady and highly esteemed by her large circle of friends. Upon account of the illness of her husband, no funeral services were held.
JAMES MOORE and family will start for Arkansas, in a few days ...
DIED: -January 11, 1877, of consumption of the lungs, MATTIE, daughter of SAMUEL and MARY ALLEN, aged 8 months and a few days. Also January 12th, a child of OLIVER and LIDDIE BRYANT, aged about six months. The funerals of both were conducted by Rev. PACKARD.
In the case of Miss ZARTMAN vs THO'S CUNNINGHAM, charging him with being the
father of her child, was tried in Circuit Court, on Wednesday last ... (the jury
returned verdict that he was the father)
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, February 2, 1877
Mr. JOHN McCARTER, of near Green Oak, will sell his personal property on
Saturday, February 10th. He contemplates moving to Kansas.
A bright and chirruping little daughter came last week to enjoy the peace and pleasure of the home of Mr. and Mrs. JOE W. BEEBER. Being the only child...
WEST END ROCHESTER TOWNSHIP
Death has again visited our vicinity. Mother AULT departed this life last
Wednesday evening, Jan. 24th. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. LORD, from
Rochester, on Friday...
JOHN McCARTER and J. M. NEW say "Ho, for Arkansas," while JERRY
PRATT and TAYLOR McKEE say the last two syllables is as far as they can go.
DIED. -Jan. 16, 1877, WILLARD, son of TAYLOR and MATILDA PRIEST, aged 3 years, 3 months and 2 days. Also Jan. 18, 1877, Mrs. DELLA E. DENISTON, wife of J. H. DENISTON, with consumption. Mrs. Deniston was an amiable woman, a kind and loving wife and mother, whose death is deeply mourned.
MARRIED: -At the house of the officiating minister, Rev. JACOB MILLER,
January 26, 1877, Mr. JAMES GIFFIN and Miss CATHERINE SOWERS, all of this
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, February 9, 1877
Mr. WILLIAM MACKEY who has been so long an honored and substantial citizen of
Fulton county, departed this life in peace at his residence, just south of town,
Wednesday morning at six and a half o'clock.
His life has been a long and useful one, and the results and rewards of a temperate, honest, Christian course will cling to him beyond the grave, and the influence and example left behind is such that no one need be ashamed of. Through industry, frugality and a desire for the welfare of his family and friends he accumulated during the labors of life a handsome competance which supported him comfortably during his declining years. He was a man of more than ordinary intelligence and constantly sought to advance and encourage the best interests of the neighborhood, county, State and Nation.
Mr. Mackey was born in Rockridge county, Virginia, March 23, 1807, and was married in 1831. In 1837 he immigrated to Rush county, Indiana, and from thence to Fulton county in 1848. Mrs. MACKEY died in 1853, since which time he has tread the path of life alone. Seven children were born to him, six of whom survive their aged parent.
The funeral services will take place at the Presbyterian church, to-day (Thursday) at 2 o'clock p.m....
Mrs. EMMA KUMLER, wife of CHAS. J. S. KUMLER, and daughter of Hon. D. R. and EMMA BEARSS, died at the residence of her parents in Peru, Sunday evening, Jan. 28, 1877. We clip the following from the Peru REPUBLICAN: ... With six older brothers she was naturally the center and bond of interest in the home circle. Seven years of married life... An infant daughter had preceded her- - - - - - - -
Mrs. S. S. EDSON, of Frankton, Indiana, is here visiting her daughter and
son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. CLIFFORD.
Mr. JACOB SCHWEBEL, who ran a harness shop for some months in Rochester, has removed to Lincoln, Ind ...
Miss MOLLIE BROWN, one of the teachers in the Rochester graded schools, went to Laporte, Saturday, to visit her uncle, Rev. HUGH H. BROWN, a brother to Dr. BROWN, of this place ....
(Notice of Administration - JOB B. POWNELL appointed admr of the estate of THOMAS POWNELL)
Mr. DIEMER is the boss blacksmith. Last Saturday and Monday he shod 24
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, February 16, 1877
Mr. BERT WOOLEY is living at Glenwood, Johnson county, Kansas.
PAUL DORSCH, JOHN P. MYERS and LEVI EMRICK, of Ohio, were fined $130 and costs by the Circuit Court for bulldozing OMER BEARSS out of $120 at a game of poker.
S. E. CHAPPELL ... purchased E. E. CHANDLER' silversmith establishment in the CENTENNIAL BLOCK...
We neglected to mention last week the death of Miss ADDIE DORSCH, who died at
the residence of her parents in this place on Thursday evening, February Ist.
Miss Addie was aged sixteen years at the time of her death.
Mrs. JULIA G. BURNS, mother of GEO. BURNS and sister to CHAS. W. HOLMAN, died at home, in Topeka, Kansas, last Thursday, aged 47 years. Mr. Holman has gone to convey her remains to this place. The funeral will take place next Tuesday, and the interment at the Nichols grave yard, in Kosciusko county.
Mr. WM. ARVEN, who has long been a patient sufferer of that dread disease, consumption, is dangerously ill at present.
On Sunday, the 4th inst., Mrs. MYERS, mother of E. MYERS, County
Superintendent, died suddenly, while sitting in her chair. She had been ill for
a long time and was supposed to be better. The cause of her sudden demise we
have not learned.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, February 23, 1877
Mr. AACAMS MEREDITH and Miss EMMA LAWRENCE have entered into combination and
will pace the rest of life's journey hand in hand... [See Jean C. & Wendell
C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Ind. Marriagts 1836-1983: HYRCANNS S. MEREDITH m. EMMA
LAWRENCE, Feb. 8, 1877]
Mr. JOHN REED suicided last Tuesday. He lived near Monterey and has been in a demented condition for some time....
Mrs. P. ANDERSON was buried Wednesday last in Leiter's Ford Cemetery. Mrs. Anderson had been ill for some time and death was welcomed as the angel of peace. She was a fond wife, loving mother and affable Christian lady. Her husband and two children survive to mourn her loss... Funeral services at M.E. church Rev. JONES officiating. As a remarkable coincident we would state that the first funeral in the new church was that of the builder's (Mr. ANDERSON) wife.
The remains of Mrs. E. PHELPS was interred in the Mammoth (Marmount?) cemetery, Wednesday, the 14th. She had been ill for some time previous to her death and the summons of the Arch-angel was received as the panacea for the numerous pangs and aills she suffered. Her decease is deeply mourned by an affectionate husband and seven children. Mrs. Phelps was an estimable lady and highly esteemed by all who knew her. ... [See Wendell C. & Jean C. Tombaugh, Marshall Co., Ind., Cemeteries, Vol. 1, Culver Masonic Cemetery, Union Township: ELIZABETH A., wife of EZRA PHELPS, d. Feb. 12, 1877, ae 37y-8m-16d)
JAMES KEEL, of Iowa, is here visiting his father and afflicted brother, J. T.
Mrs. REBECCA HIGHT is staying at Father DENISTON's on Eel river, while under treatment of a Logansport doctor.
Miss IDA SHARP died at her residence in Rochester, last Sabbath. The
particulars have not been received.
A. W. HEDGES has advertised to sell his personal property on Wednesday, Feb. 28th. His intention is to try Colorado.
HENRY PLATT removed with his family, this week, to Plymouth. HANK is a good blacksmith, and it is hoped that through the encouragement of his brother ... he will be induced to be temperate in all things.
We learn that Rev. JEFF BISHOP, son of S. M. BISHOP, Esq., Richland township, has accepted the pastorate of the Fulton and Pleasant Hill Baptist churches, and will not return to Arkansas as contemplated...
The residence of Mr. W. L. CARR, three and a half miles east of Rochester, was entirely consumed by fire ... last Saturday morning ...
THIS An THAT
Mr. B. A. EIDSON, formerly of this county, but for a few years a resident of
Marshall county, intends returning to his farm, near Tiosa, in the spring.
Dr. WAITE and wife celebrated their second wedding anniversary at their house in Fulton last Friday evening.
Mr. WILLIAM ARVEN died at his residence, five miles south-west of Rochester, last Saturday night, aged 61 years, 3 months and 18 days. Mr. Arven has long been a resident of this county and was respected by all who knew him for his many noble qualities. He was a long and patient sufferer of that lingering but fatal disease, consumption. For many years he has been a faithful member of the M.E. church, and always endeavored to live an upright and Christian life... The funeral services were conducted from the residence on Monday by Rev. S. C. HEAD.
NOTES BY THE WAYSIDE
JIM NELSON, formerly of this place but now in business at Roann, Miami county, spent the forepart of the week visiting friends here.
WEST END ROCHESTER TOWNSHIP
WILLIAM HARDING will start for the golden state, Monday morning. May joy go
FRANK and ARMILDA ARMSTRONG were made happy this week by the appearance of a fine girl at their house.
ABELLIS FOSNER, from Pennsylvania, is visiting relatives here...
(Resolutions of Respect, JOHN F. HAYES, who departed this life on Monday,
Feb. 12th, 1877... a copy furnished the widow... W. C. BAILEY, IRA B. HURST, WM.
R. MARSHALL, Committee, Lincoln Lodge, No. 523, F.A.A.M.)
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, March 2, 1877
Died: -On Friday, 23d inst., very suddenly, Mrs. RENO, wife of WM. H. RENO, of this place, with apoplectic puerperal convulsion. She had been complaining a day or two before her death with pain in her stomach and head, which was much more severe on the morning of her death. At about 7 o'clock she was unable to see and was,soon after taken with an apoplectic convulsion and coma, remaining unconscious until death closed her sufferings at 12 o'clock noon same day. She leaves a husband and eight children with a large circle of sympathizing friends and neighbors to mourn her sudden death.
JOHN HENDERSON and WILLIAM BLOSSER have each added one to the male census of Kewanna, and rejoice in the fact.
[Letter from Schuyler, Nebraska, Feb. 20, 1877, sgd C. J. P. BABCOCK- - - -]
PHILIP SMITH will move to Cass county this week.
(Notice to Non-Residents - ISABEL BROKAW vs CHARLES BROKAW, CATHARINE TERRY, ROBERT TERRY, DORY MORRIS, ISADOR MORRIS and ROSELLA EWICK)
SPY RE'PORTS -
Mr. W. A. DAVIS and family have moved to Plymouth.
Miss RESTA BOYER and GEORGE FINNEY were married at the residence of the bride's mother, by Rev. WILDERMOUTH, last week.
ARTHUR P. COPELAND is the name of the handsome young gentleman who is clerk at the Rochester Bank. He is a nephew to Hon. A. C. COPELAND and Mr. E. P. COPELAND, and is from Ohio.
An infant daughter has come to share the love of the household of Mr. and Mrs. SAMUEL BARKDOLL.
J. THOS. DAVIS and NORVAL WHITE, two young men who served a faithful apprenticeship at the SPY office, started last Monday to seek their fortunes somewhere in the west ...
The funeral services of a daughter of ISAAC GOOD will be held to-day. She died of consumption.
SEXE MURRY has returned to her first love - Rochester - where she was welcomed by a large circle of friends.
DIED. -At the residence, one mile east of town, on Friday, Feb. 22, 1877, Mrs. LOIS R. SPENCER, wife of JOHN M. SPENCER, aged 48 years.
Mrs. Spencer was a victim of that dread disease, consumption, through which she had been declining for two years prior to her death, but she suffered affliction with Christian patience and welcomed death as a relief to her bodily ills. A kind husband, three children and many friends greatly mourn her death. The funeral services were attended at the M.E. church by a large concourse of friends, and the remains were laid away in the Old Citizens' Cemetery.
An infant child of G. W. and A. L. COOK died Feb. 20th.
Mrs. WM. BLACKBURN is quite poorly with consumption.
(Notice of Appointment - ELIZABETH BARKER appointed admx of the
estate of EDWIN BARKER)
(Notice of Administration - JOSEPH JACKSON appointed admr of the estate of
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, March 9, 1877
Died. -On the 27th inst., an infant son of Mr. and Mrs. WM. BEST, aged 14
Esq. MILLER disposed of the following cases in a jiffy: State of Indiana vs WM. .LUCAS - assault upon the person of JOHN ELLIS. Plead guilty - contributed $4.45 to the school fund. Also ALBERT YELTON plead guilty to the same and donated $3.42. Another party by the name ABE MONESMITH remitted his fine by squashing the proceedings by giving leg ball.
Grandmother FRASIER of Ohio is here visiting her daughter, Mrs. D. R. MARTIN,
and other friends.
Miss MARY HOOK was married to HENRY YENNA at the residence of
the bride's parents, last Sunday...
We learn from ihe Peru REPUBLICAN that Mrs. RUTH T. REID, of this place has been endeavoring to procure a donation from the citizens of Peru to erect a building for the manufacture of her PATENT CORSET AND DRESS SUPPORTER. If Peru won't supporter she should try Rochester.
Died. -On the first day of March, at his residence in Wayne township, JEFF HIZER, of pneumonia, also, on the 3d inst., at his residence in Wayne township, MARTIN BURNS, of typhoid pneumonia. They were sick but a few days and were both old settlers of this county. A young man aged 22 years living at, and a connexion of Mr. TRAVERS, living near MACCUMBER'S LAKE, in same township, died with pneumonia, about one week since...
Married. -At the residence of the officiating clergyman, J. MILLER, on the 4th day of March, 1877, JOHN H. RICHARDSON and ELLA JOHNSON, all of this county...
[Letter from Tenino, Washington Territory to A. C. ELLIOTT, sgd Miss ELYSSA E. OGLE - - - -]
WEST END ROCHESTER TOWNSHIP
March 17th, in the evening, ABELLIS FOSNER will start for Iowa.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, March 16, 1877
[Letter from Pawnee City, Nebraska, March 7, 1877, sgd IRA W. POLING - - - -]
Mr. JOHN KEISTER, whom it will be remembered was terribly injured by the bursting of a buzz saw, two weeks since, died a few days ago.
BENJ. MECHLING, who for several months has been engaged in the mercantile business at Hillsdale, Michigan, came home Wednesday, to attend his sister MANDA'S wedding.
Mr. A. G. SINKS and Miss ROSANA BABCOCK were married last
week at the residence of the bride's father, by Rev. C. H. KIMBALL.
NOTES BY THE WAYSIDE
"Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one." WILL SHELTON and Miss AMANDA MECHLING were united in the holy bonds of wedlock last Wednesday...
S. MILLER, Esq., is bound to go. Very sorry...
An infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. HENRY SHADEL was baptized Sunday night by Rev. JONES.
Mrs. WM. BEST was buried Saturday. Her death succeeded that of a young babe by a few hours and the double affliction falls heavily upon her mourning husband and children. She was a fond mother a devoted wife and highly esteemed by all who knew her. [See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery, Aubbeenaubbee Twp: MARY BEST, 1839-1877)
ALLOWANCES MADE BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS of Fulton County, Indiana, at
March Term, 1877: JOHN TRIMBLE, CHAS. WILLIAMS, JAMES SHEETS, RICHARD ROBBINS,
ISAIAH NYE, ANDREW LACKEY, JOHN JENKINS, THOMAS POWELL, M. WILE, WM. KELSEY,
JOHN Q. HOWELL, JAMES H. SMITH, JACOB BRUCE, WM. CARRUTHERS, AARON JOHNSTON,
JAMES W. BRACKETT, JAMES BRAMAN, JAMES ROBBINS, GEORGE SWISHER, WM. H. DAVIDSON,
W. T. CLELAND, ROBERT AITKEN, O. P. WAITE, GEORGE SPRAGUE, P. M. SHORE, JESSE
SHIELDS, JOSEPH WILLIAMS, M. DANZIGER, JOSEPH ALLMAN & BRO., GEORGE GOSS, E.
R. POWERS, FEDER & SILBERBERG, JONATHAN DAWSON, M. O. REES, MARK MOORE,
SHEPHERD & DENISTON, V. ZIMMERMAN, F. BOSENBERG, JOHN F. FROMM, DANIEL
FINLEY, D. S. GOULD, SHIELDS & REED, E. H. POCOCK, PLANK & MILLER, JAMES
B. ELLIOTT, ELLIOTT, LEITER & CO.,
MOSES NELLANS, C. HOOVER, JONATHAN DAWSON, G. W. COOK, ERNSPERGER & JACKSON, C. F. HARTER, JAMES W. BRACKETT, W. B. KUHN, S. A. NYE, F. PETERSON, JAMES MARTIN, THOMAS NEWHOUSE, JOSEPH B. MOORE, ELISHA WILSON, GEORGE W. CARTER, FREDERICK PACKER, JAMES WRIGHT, JOHN P. BARNHART, THOMAS MEREDITH, ISAAC GOOD, ISAIAH WALKER, H. L. LOUIS, LEVI MERCER, JONATHAN DAWSON, JOHN E. CATES, CHAS. W. CAFFYN, E. E. COWGILL, MAJOR BITTERS, BITTERS & DANIELS, MARK MOORE, SAMUEL HEFFLEY, ENOCH MYERS, DAVID LOUGH, Jr., WM. A. WARD, JAMES B. ELLIOTT, H. P. JONES, BENJ. NOFTSGER, A. C. COPELAND, ESSICK & HOLMAN, CHAS CARR, JOHN W. BLACK, WM. McMAHAN...
Mrs. REBECCA HIGHT returned home on the 4th without any perceptible
improvement in health.
Died. -March 7, 1877, of typhoid pneumonia, after a short illness, FRANK WEAVER aged near eighteen years. Deceased was a model young man of finequalities, and an honor to the home. He leaves a large circle of sorrowing relatives and friends who deeply mourn his untimely end.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, March 23, 1877
WEST END ROCHESTER TOWNSHIP
Married. -Thursday evening, Mar. the 15th, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. HENRY MOW, and Miss HANNAH BARNETT...
On Tuesday the 13th inst., Mrs. WRIGHT, living on the B. STAMM farm, near
Bruce's Lake, died suddenly, of acute enteutis. She was the mother-in-law of our
esteemed Township Trustee, D. LOUGH, Jr.
-Also on Saturday morning, the 17th inst., Mrs. LOVEY MOHLAR, relict of ANDREW MOHLAR, quietly passed away to the spirit land, having been an invalid for many years past. Aged 71 years, 4 months and 4 days.
- Suddenly at 2 o'clock ' on Sunday morning, the 18th ult., CLARA BELLE MILLS, little daughter of L. C. and RACHAEL MILLS, aged 6 years. Little Clara Belle had been unwell a few days prior to her death........
Mr. PETER BROKAW died at his residence in Liberty township, Monday evening.
Ruesday's mail brought us the sorrowful news of the death of Mrs. ALICE KINSEY, of Adamsboro, Cass county, Indiana, which occurred on Saturday last. She was the daughter of PETER and RACHEL ARMANTROUT, who now reside at Rich Valley, Wabash county, a sister to Miss MOLLIE ARMANTROUT, a compositor in this office, and a niece to the writer by marriage. ... She leaves a husband, a young child and many relatives and friends...
HENRY HOWER is the possessor of a little son and daughter of which he is
Married. -March 9, 1877, by Rev. PICKERD, Mr. JAY COWELL and Miss VIOLA DONLEY...
Died. -In this place March 12, 1877, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. NANCY SHOEMAKER, of old age. Aged 98 years. She fell during the icy weather and hurt herself some, which of course hastened her death. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. THOMAS REED, at the M.E. Church.
The following deaths were handed me by Rev. PICKERD: NATHANIEL WILLIAMS, born
August 20, 1827, died Feb. 12, 1877. ALVAH EDMUND BRUBAKER, born April 14, 1870,
died March 3, 1877, aged 6 years, 10 months and 17 days. JEFFERSON HAYES, died
March 3, 1877, aged 54 years.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, March 30, 1877
Mrs. ANDREW JACKSON, who was suddenly called from her home at Indianapolis to attend the funeral services of CLARABELL MILLS, her niece, returns to her home on Tuesday next. She has spent a pleasant week among her old neighbors and friends in Kewanna, her former home.
Upon Thursday last Mrs. E. SHADEL and Mr. F. BLASSMYER were married at the residence of the bride. About one hundred guests were in attendance and the Leiter's Ford C. Band furnished enchanting misic.... Rev. WINTERMOOT united the combination... [See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Ind. Marriages 1836-1983: FRANK BROSMIRE m. ELIZABETH SHADLE March 22, 1877]
Mrs. WM. C. WHITTENBERGER, 212 miles west of Akron, is lying at the point of death, with that dread disease, consumption.
Miss ANNIE KNOTT, of Ohio, is here visiting her brother, CAL, and other
relatives and friends ...
MART H. INGLEDUE has sold his saw mill to BARNEY COREY. He is engaged in the patent carriage spring equalizer business.
Mrs. KILLEN and family of Noblesville are occupying the JOHN H. BEEBER property, on the south side of public square.
ALVIN KOONS, of Peru, is the boss blacksmith at HEFFLEY'S WAGON MANUFACTORY..
[Mr. and Mrs. AL PUGH celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary on Thursday]
Little LONZO, only son of GEO. H. and MARY ADAMS, died at their residence last Saturday.
MARRIAGE LICENSES issued during March: HENRY YENNA and MARY HOOK. J. H.
RICHARDSON and ELLA JOHNSON. HENRY MOON and CATHERINE WENTZELL. JAY COWELL and
VIOLA DONILY. A. G. SINKS and
R. I. BABCOCK. JOHN CALHOUN and MINERVA JONES. A. H. SHEETS and LETITIA REID. FRANK BLOSSMIRE and ELIZABETH SHADLE. W. H. SHELTON and MANDA MECHLING. H. F. MOW and HANNAH BARNETT. JAMES BAER and NANCY SAWYER.
Married. -March 26, 1877, at the house of the officiating minister, J. MILLER, Mr. SOLOMON COLLINS and Mrs. SARAH SMITH. They have been citizens of Fulton county for many years. Mr. Collins is a solid, substantial farmer, noted for industry, honesty and integrity; and Mrs. S. has long enjoyed the confidence and esteem of her neighbors. She is an excellent woman...
NOTES BY THE WAYSIDE
MART LAWSON now strikes the anvil at his father-in-law's shop with whom he
has formed a partnership....
Mr. JACOB GOSS, aged 87 years, died at his residence near Mud Creek last Wednesday morning. He was apparently in good health at the time of his death. The cause of his death is unknown to us. He was an old pioneer of this county, having come here some 35 or 40 years ago. He leaves behind a large family of children and grandchildren, and his death will be regretted by all who knew him.
ISTHMUS ITEMS by H. B. SCOTT
Since my last items W. E. and MARY C. JOHNSON have buried a son, their only
child, about four months old, disease not clearly defined. And again, for the
fourth time, death crossed our threshold and has taken our daughter, ELLIE, aged
six years and one month. Disease congestion of the brain. [See Jean C. &
Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Ind., Cemetery Inscriptions, Silver Creek
Cemetery, Henry Twp: ELLIE M. SCOTT, dau of H. B. & S. A. SCOTT died Mar.
11, 1877, at age 6yr & lmo]
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, April 6, 1877
On Friday evening last a very young gent stopped at the residence of F. P. HOWELL, on Logan St., for a night's lodging. In the morning the entire family gave their unanimous consent for the boy to remain as a student of medicine.
WEST END ROCHESTER TOWNSHIP
DAVID NAFE and family, from Union Mills, are visiting relatives and friends
Four of the MILLER brothers incidentally met in front of Goss's grocery, Tuesday noon - SILAS, H. G., SAMUEL and JOHN. JAMES is in Australia.
Mrs. SARAH WHITTENBERGER, who was reported by our Akron correspondent as
being very low with consumption, died last Thursday...
Through SAMUEL LINE, his brother-in-law, we learn that Mr. ISAAC EGMAN died at his home in Wayne township, last Saturday, aged 76 years. He was a resident of that township for 33 years, always esteemed and respected by all who knew him.
Two little bright-eyed daughters have long shared the parental home of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. CLIFFORD, but on Easter Sunday a son came to fill a vacant place in the affections of the family...
Mr. JOHN BRAMAN, who for forty-one years has been a resident of this county, left Tuesday to look up a new home somewhere in the west, probably in Arkansas. ... Mr. Braman is a native Hoosier and prior to this journey has never been out of this State.
JOHN W. COLVIN is dangerously ill with pneumonia, at the residence of Mrs. ROUCH, a few miles south east of Rochester.
JOHN SMITH and J. M. NEW, left here for Lee county, Ill., on last Monday, March 26th.
NOTES BY THE WAYSIDE
The residence of JOHN MATHIAS, five miles west of here was entirely consumed by fire... last Sunday...
Miss CARRIE MARSHMAN and JOHN KERN, both of this place, were made one last Monday, 'Squire HERMAN officiating...
Ma:r'ied. -In Richland township, Sunday, April 1, 1877, at the residence of the bride, by Rev. T. ADAMSON, Mr. ROBERT MARSHALL and MissCATHERINE LONG.
Dr. GOUCHER has removed to the Ford. His office is at the residence of Mr. ADINGER...
SCRAPS AND SCRAPINGS
The father of Rev. KIMBALL was buried last Friday, and the pastor returned
home, Tuesday evening.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, April 13, 1877
DOC BAILY is now humming another tune, all because it is a boy this time.
JOHN KELLER is as happy as he well can be, because he has a young son and a subscriber for the SPY.
DAN and ED MARTIN, cousins, left last Monday for Lafayette, where they expect
Died. -March 23, 1877, at his daughter's residence, Mr. DANIEL SMITH, aged 83 years. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. PICKARD, at the M.E. church. Also March 3d, Mrs. AMANDA HEDGES, of consumption, aged 33 years. She leaves a husband and four children to mourn their loss. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. BISHOP, at the Baptist church.
It is with hearts full of sadness that we announce that our fellow townsman, A. E. STUCKEY, is no more of earth. He departed this life April 5, A.D. 1877, at the age of thirty-four years, with that fell destroyer typhoid fever, at the residence of GEO. KESSLER. His death has enshrouded our town in mourning... He was a member of the Yellow Creek Baptist church, also a charter member of the Masonic Fraternity at Bloomingsburg, Ind. He was born in the State of Ohio. His parents moved to Marshall county, Ind., when he was but a child, where he resided until he arrived at manhood. A few years ago he purchased a tract of wild land in Fulton county, and improved it. While residing on his farm a little over two years ago, he lost his wife and children. About one year ago he engaged in the mercantile business with George KESSLER, and continued in that business up till the time of his death.
[Resolutions... in the death of A. E. STUCKEY, Bloomingsburg Lodge No. 489 F.A.M... N. J. CLYMER, O. K. GROVE, A. NELLANS, Com]
SCRAPS AND SCRAPINGS
WILLIE WOODS played surgeon; his elder brother, JOHNNIE, aged 7 years, called upon him; Dr. Willie amputated, with an ax, three fingers on Master Johnnie's right hand. Dr. ROBBINS, of Rochester, was called to assist and very tenderly dressed the stubs for the little unfortunate.
Mr. J. PRATT has purchased a small farm in Tipton county, and will move there
Miss ZERRA, STRONG, of Akron, is attending college at Oberlin, Ohio.
WILLIAM M. PLOUGH has disposed of his flour and feed store to HENDRICKS & CO ....
FRANK KEWNEY has accepted a position ... guard at the State prison at Michigan City ...
JOHN H. RALSTIN, aged about twenty-one years, died at the residence of his mother, six miles north of town, on Thursday last.
MILTON WILEY has sold his farm to PRESLEY BOZARTH. He expects to go west ... in search of better health.
Mr. GEO. SILBERBERG, brother of Mr. MAX SILBERBERG of this place, and Mrs. L. SILBERBERG, wife of another brother, of Texas, are here for a week's visit...
A Miss MECHLING, from the north-east part of the county, waltzed PHILANDER RALSTIN, a young married man, up before Esq. HERMAN, Wednesday, on a charge of bastardy. Philander gave bonds for his appearance at the next term of Circuit Court. The evidence goes to show that he overcome her by a promise to marry, and the preparations were being made by all parties concerned when he hastily married the lady who is his present wife...
Mrs. J. J. COOPER and her bright little daughter, BELLE, are enjoying a week's visit with grandpa and grandma HECTOR...
DIED: -ISAAC EGMAN, of palsy, March 31, 1877, at his residence near Fletcher's Lake, Wayne township, Fulton County, Ind.
He died without a struggle and apparently without pain. Deceased was born in Champaigne county, Ohio, Dec. 11, 1801, was married to Miss SELA JONES, Oct. 5, 1825, emigrated to Cass county, Indiana, in the year 1844, and soon afterward became a resident of Fulton county, in which he died. Father Egman was a member of the Baptist church about twenty-eight years. He was a good neighbor, a kind affectionate parent, an honest man and a consistent christian. During his long residence in this county his life has been almost without fault.......
-Mrs. MATILDA KUHN died at her residence in Akron, Ind., on Thursday morning, April 5th, 1877, aged 66 years, 7 months and 20 days.
NOTES BY THE WAYSIDE
JOHN CURREN, of Plymouth, is the happy life partner of Miss CARRIE MARSHMAN,
and not JOHN KERN as reported last week.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, April 20, 1877
[WILLIAM PENCE, husband of EMMA PENCE ran off with adopted daughter, CARRIE BABCOCK ... very lengthy story.]
JOHN SMITH returned from Illinois on the 13th inst.
Mrs. SARAH SQUIRES who has been prostrated for some time with lung disease, is lying very low.
[Letter from Seattle, Washington Territory, April 4, 1877, sgd E. KENNEDY - - - ]
B. F. WEBER went to Indianapolis last week, where he expects to learn
Capt. J. W. ELAM and his two charming little daughters are here on a visit to grandma ELAM and other friends. Capt. is engaged as a postal clerk on S. & M. railroad...
Mrs. MINNIE HUGHSTON and her angel baby are visiting grandpa and grandma SHRYOCK.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, April 27, 1877
Died. -At his residence in the western part of Wayne township, on the 20th
inst., JACKSON BEAR, of pneumonia. His funeral obsequies were held at the M.E.
church on Sabbath morning; sermon by W. W. JONES. He was buried by the I.O.O.F's
of which he was a worthy member.... He leaves a family of five children one a
young lady, who for many years has conducted the domestic duties of the family,
and has been a mother to her smaller brothers, her mother having died some years
-An infant born to Mr. and Mrs. JOHN A. BARNETT, on the 17th inst., was taken with convulsions and died on the 21st aged six days.
WEST END ROCHESTER TOWNSHIP
Died: -Tuesday, April 17th, Mrs. NANCY WARD. She leaves a husband and three
children to mourn the loss of a dear companion and affectionate mother.... Mr.
WARD intends to make a sale and dispose of his property and break up
house-keeping. [See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery
Inscriptions, Burton Cemetery, Rochester Twp: NANCY WARD, wife of A. WARD, died
Apr. 17, 1877, age 37yr-4mo-6da]
Mr. JOHN SANDERS is very sick with lung fever, also a small child of JOHN FISHLY's is dangerously ill with Typhoid and lung fever.
For some weeks past Mrs. CATHERINE WALES and her youngest child have been lying at the point of death. ... On Wednesday (the 4th of April) the child died. The mother lingered till Monday the 9th, when she peacefully departed this life...
Mr. MOSES WORMAN and family have moved in the neighborhood of Monterey.
Mr. S. S. LOUDERBACK has been called to Logansport to visit his mother, who is not expected to live.
Married. -On Sabbath last, at the residence of Mr. SAXON, at Leiter's Ford, by Rev. JONES, Mr. WM. MOORE and Miss MARY MEREDITH. Mr. Moore having recently retired from the office of Township Trustee ... both parties have arrived at an age in which judgment is fully matured....
We learn that Miss BELLE BISHOP, at Judsonia, Ark., is about to marry Mr.
FRANK GURNEY, editor of the Judsonia REVIEW Miss Belle is the daughter cf Rev.
J. BISHOP... She is a Fulton county girl...
Miss ELLA REX retuened last week from a seven months visit with her uncle and aunt, at Chambersburg, Pa ...
JAKE ZORTMAN was calaboosed last Thursday night for skirmishing around the residence of his divorced wife loaded with cheap whiskey and armed with stones and brick bats...
Died. -Mrs. MARY E. STUDEBAKER wife of JACOB STUDEBAKER, died at her residence in Liberty township, Saturday morning, April 21, 1877, aged about 29 years.
The deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. THOS. DAY, who are at present residents of Rochester. She was born in Marion county, this State, July 21, 1838, and at the age of fifteen united with the M.E. church of which she was a consistent member until the day of her death, ... She was the mother of seven children, the eldest, a daughter, is left in charge of the family. The funeral was attended last Sabbath by an unusually large concourse of people... On account of the sickness of Rev. WM. REDER the funeral discourse was postponed until some time in the future. The burial took place at the Spring Creek cemetery, in Cass county. Her death was caused by a disease of the heart.
A. ELLIOTT's son died the 13th inst., a young man, and full of promise. (See
Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions,
Fletcher's Lake Cemetery, Wayne Twp: LOUIS L. ELLIOTT, son of A. W. & M.
ELLIOTT, Aug. 12, 1860 - Apr. 13, 1877)
Dr. SEMELROTH has moved to Logansport, and left Mt. Vernon without a physician.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, May 4, 1877
Dr. J. H. SMITH is lying very sick with typhoid fever.
Mr. JOHN R. WILEY, living 3-1/2 miles west of this place, died suddenly on Saturday last, with pneumonia, having been sick but a few days. His funeral obsequies were conducted by the I.O.O.F's to-day, at 10-1/2, at the Presbyterian church in the eastern part of Wayne township, where there is a cemetery. Rev. D. C. ARNOLD preached the funeral discourse. Mr. Wiley was one of the oldest members of the order here... He leaves a companion and four grown up sons... He was one among the oldest inhabitants of Harrison township, Pulaski county, Indiana, and was respected for his friendly qualities and an obliging kind neighbor.
The residence of BENJAMIN BERLIN, 1-1/2 miles east of Akron, was totally destroyed by fire on last Friday morning ...
And now Dr. JOHNS is elated because a little girl has come to live with him.
NEWTON VANBLARICOME, aged about eleven years, died Saturday morning. He was sick but a few days.
Dr. FAIRBANK is again back to Fulton in very poor health. He married a lady in Kansas, Mrs. DEETS, formerly of this county. She ... will come here in several months ...
Died. -The last of February, Mr. SAMUEL HOFFMAN, aged about sixty years. The
deceased had been one of the most useful educators in the country, serving some
forty years in that capacity...
Mr. ISAAC CRUZAN and Miss NANCY TOLIN, of New Harrisburg, were lately joined in wedlock bonds at the residence of the bride's mother...
Married; -Thursday evening, April 26, 1877, at the residence of the bride's mother, in Rochester, by Rev. C. H. KIMBALL, Mr. M. L. KILLEN and Miss MATTIE MANN. ... Mr. Killen established an extensive grocery house in this place last January and about his first lady acquaintance was the one who is now his happy bride... By industry and frugality he has acquired considerable means... Miss Mattie Mann, if we mistake not, was born and raised in this place... The interest she possesses in the estate left by her father, Dr. MANN, will add much to their united wealth...
Mr. A. C. ELLIOTT has been holding a clerkship in one of the extensive dry
goods houses in Valparaiso, for the past month. ... at home on a visit ...
MILT WILEY will not go west as contemplated when he sold his farm, but will remain the oldest native citizen of Fulton county.
The following are charter members of the YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION of Rochester, Indiana: active members: J. F. AULT, ADAM AULT, M. BITTERS, E. L. BIBBLER, DOUGAL BROWN, MARY C. BROWN, MINNIE BRACKETT, J. C. CLEARWATERS, J. E. CLARKE, Mrs. E. P. COPELAND, MAY COPELAND, B. F. DAWSON, J. B. ELLIOTT, A. L. FINLEY, EDWIN FITZGERALD, MATTIE HOLLOWELL, ANNA JACKSON, C. S. KNOTT, DAVID KNOTT, C. H. KIMBALL, W. F. KIRKENDOLL, J. C. KEITH, ANNA KEITH, S. R. MOON, O. F. MONTGOMERY, C. W. MONTGOMERY, E. C. MERCER, MARY MERCER, BELLE McCARTER, W. M. ORR, O. D. ROSS, W. D. SHOUP, JOHN SHOUP, WILL STAHL, ARTHUR STURGEON, JOSIE STURGEON, ALLIE SHOUP, G. H. TROUTMAN, J. H. VALENTINE, W. J. WILLIAMS, CORA WOOLLEY. Associate member, W. L. MOON.
(Notice of Appointment - WM. L. KOONS appointed Executor of the estate of CATHARINE WALES)
(Notice of Administration - ANDREW E. BABCOCK appointed admr of the estate of
ALONZO E. STUCKEY)
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, May 11, 1877
Mrs. HICKMAN PHILLIPS received a dispatch on the 2d inst., wishing her to
hasten to the bedside of her father, who was not expected to live but a few
hours. His place of residence is Rochester, Minnesota.
Mr. JAMES R. WILSON who was reported in last week's items as being very sick, died at his residence near DAVID LOUGH'S, on Friday evening last. Mr. Wilson had occupied his last place of residence but two or three weeks until prostrated by disease which closed his early prospects in a few days. He leaves a wife and several sons and daughters who mourn his sudden death.
Early this morning our quiet town and vicinity were shocked to hear the solemn sound of the tolling church-bell telling us in solemn yet impressive accents that our associate in the profession of medicine for many long years had quietly passed away to the spirit land. Dr. J. H. SMITH resided just east of Kewanna, and for many months past has enjoyed very poor health. He resided for many years 3-1/2 miles west of Kewanna on his farm in Pulaski county and his father who survives him is perhaps the oldest living settler of Fulton county.
Married: -At the residence of the bride's mother at Kewanna, by Rev. REDER,
Mr. S. J. BARGER and Miss EMMA COOK. On Friday the intimate friends and
relatives of the happy couple accompanied them to the residence of Mr. Barger at
Leiter's Ford... dinner. In the evening the Leiter's Ford Cornet Band gave the
new combination a serenade...
The census... PETER EDDINGER aged 77, MARTIN RARRICK 76, JAS. HAY 72, LEONARD FIKE 71, THOS. MEREDITH 71, CASPER SHADEL 70...
WEST END ROCHESTER TOWNSHIP
THOMAS GILCHRIST is very sick with erysipelas in the face, also JOHN SHEETS with lung fever. The latter were made happy by the appearance of a fine little girl at their house this week.
EDWIN T. SMITH and lady, are the happy recipients of a new son and heir.
A Mr. LINCOLN, of Ohio, has moved into the house on west Pearl street
recently occupied by LEVI S. EMRICK.
Dr. B. D. BRACKETT, son of Dr. J. W. BRACKETT, will commence the practice of medicine in a few days at Tippecanoetown. A drug store will also be opened at that place by himself and Dr. SPENCER.
NATHAN FINLEY has contracted to sprinkle Main and east South STREETS during the dusty season ...
MARRIED: -At the Methodist parsonage in Rochester, on Sunday, April 29, 1877, by Rev. J. A. CLEARWATERS, Mr. JOHN AGSTER and Miss ELLEN JOHNSON, both of Richland township, Fulton county, Indiana.
-Tuesday, May 8, 1877, by Rev. G. M. CALIFF, Mr. EZRA NEES and Mrs. JULIA BLACKBURN, all of Fulton county.
DIED: -April 9, 1877, in Perry township, Miami county, Indiana, Mrs. NANCY POWELL, wife of THOMAS POWELL, aged 85 years.
The deceased had been a member of the M.E. church for Seventy-three years, ... She leaves a large circle of relatives and friends...
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, May 18, 1877
JOHN HENDERSON is now building a millinery shop for his wife, adjoining J. Q. HOWELL's drug store.
MYERS & GAINER, so long proprietors of the Rochester Planing Mill, have
dissolved partnership... Mr. Myers becomes sole proprietor...
Mrs. Dr. V. GOULD (recently visited) Urbanna, Ohio, her former home....
Some days ago Mr. B. C. WILSON handed us a copy of the Shelby REPUBLICAN, containing an account of the death of his mother, Mrs. NANCY WILSON. She was born in a fort in Kentucky in 1785. In 1801 she was married to Mr. JAMES WILSON. In 1819 they removed to Shelby county, Ind., where she lived for more than a year without beholding another white woman. In 1824 her husband died, leaving her alone in the wilderness to take charge of a family of eleven children, the oldest being 17 and the youngest 2 years of age. She raised them all to the age of maturity and through a desire for their welfare she never married again. ...
MASON JAQUA, his blind wife and several children started for California, one day last week. Jaqua possesses rather a good quality of brains, but unfortunately and otherwise he has made poor use of them. His wife is a good, kind woman but she has been entirely blind for several years, and therefore incapable of assisting in maintaining the family. Jaqua's health has failed very fast during the past year, and the County Commissioners realizing the fact that a change of climate might improve his general physical condition, and the other facts that if they remained here they would become a charge upon the county, gave them sufficient means to pay their way to the Golden State. It may prove to be for the good of all parties, but it seems like shirking a divine duty to hustle the poor into the keeping of some other county.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, May 25, 1877
DIED: -Mr. GEORGE HOMAN, near Yellow Lake, May 11th, aged fifty years. Deceased was considered a Christian and was a member of the Church of God for many years.
(Resolutions of Respect, Eden Lodge No. 69, I.O.O.F., on death of JOHN WILEY. HENRY B. APT, J. C. CANNON, A. R. THOMPSON, Com.)
Mr. and Mrs. FRED HOFFMAN and their daughter, CLARA, of near Lincoln, made us
a pleasant call last week. Mr. Hoffman has been a resident of Miami county some
twentyfive years and accumulated a very handsome fortune...
HENRY KEELY, Esq., of Indianapolis, cousin to our county clerk, made a flying visit to Rochester one day this week.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, June 1, 1877
MARRIED. -On the 23d at the residence of Rev. KIMBALL, Rochester, Ind., the
officiating clergyman, DAVID L. McCOY and Miss CARRIE SELLERS, all of Kewanna.
Miss ELLA ROUGH was married to Mr. BUSH last week at the residence of her mother. [See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Ind., Marriages 1836-1983: EMANUEL BUSH m. ELLEN BRUGH, May 17, 1877]
Mr. ABRAHAM CRIPE, one of Fulton county's oldest citizens, died at his
residence, south of town, last Thursday. [See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh,
Fulton Co., Ind., Cemeterv Inscriptions: ABRAHAM CRIPE, died May 24, 1877, age
PERRY DUNCAN passed through here Monday, bound for Michigan City, where he will labor for the state one year for stealing hams.
The silver wedding of Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES J. STRADLEY will be celebrated at their residence this (Friday) evening...
O. D. ROSS & CO., of Rochester, have purchased a book-store of HUGH A. BROWN, at Plymouth, and the head of the firm will settle permanently in that place. He is a young man of correct habits and good business qualities ...
The funeral of MARTIN LAWSON was attended at the Presbyterian church last Sunday afternoon. The burial was conducted by the Order of Odd Fellows of which he was a good and faithful member. Some two years ago he was married to a daughter of Mr. C. KAMMER, who with a young child is left to mourn the death of a loving husband and father. He was employed for some time as the foreman in the blacksmith shop of HEFFLEY'S WAGON FACTORY and was credited with being a very good and industrious mechanic. Recently he entered into co-partnership with his father-in-law, and at the time of his death was in a fair way to establish an extensive business... [See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Ind., Cemetery Inscriptions, Rochester I.O.O.F.: MARTIN LAWSON, died May 25, 1877, age 26yr-7mo-13da. Also see Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Ind. Marriages, 1836-1983: MARTIN LAWSON m. CAROLINE M. KAMERER, June 16, 1875]
HATTIE, the bright little daughter of WILLIAM A. and PERCILLA FERGUSON, died at their residence last Sunday night about twelve o'clock. Hattie was the baby and the pet of the family... The babe was nearly two years of age and unusually bright and cheerful
Miss ELLA RIGBY, a teacher in the Dansville College, New York, is expected here on a visit to her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. F. K. KENDRICK,... She is a graduate of Vernon College, Iowa...
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, June 8, 1877
[Letter from New Market, Missouri, May 29, 1877, sgd H. J. LANDES - - - -]
Mrs. B. F. BRANDON, of Kokomo, nee JENNIE DAVIS, of this place, is happy in
the possession of a bouncing boy two weeks old.
GEO. GOSS has sold out his grocery to AUSTIN McFALL. Dr. and Mrs. S. S. TERRY attended the wadding of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. STRADLEY, twenty-five years ago, and were also at the celebration of their silver wedding last Friday evening...
Messrs. ROSS & CO., who went to Plymouth last week, to purchase Brown's book store, have returned to Rochester. After the papers had been signed a misunderstanding occurred which could not be reconciled...
On Friday Miss MARY BROWN will leave Rochester for Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, which place she expects to make her future permanent home, residing with her uncle, Rev. HUGH W. BROWN. During a stay here of several years she has won a host of friends ...
J. O. STEVENS started for Lebanon, Ohio, last Tuesday, where he will attend the Lebanon Institute.
HENRY BIBBLER has commenced the study of law at the office of ESSICK & HOLMAN ... studious young man ...
L. J. BROWN, of Davenport, Iowa, formerly a resident of this place is in town.
Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT GOULD celebrated the tenth anniversary of their marital life Wednesday afternoon....
MARRIED: -At the residence of the bride's parents, one mile west of Rochester, on Thursday evening, May 21, 1877, by Rev. A. V. HOUSE, Mr. ED. HAWKINS and Miss ADA F. MERRICK.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, June 15, 1877
[Letter from Bunker Hill, Ind., June 10, 1877, sgd P. KEEGAN... "pleasures and hardships of soldier life when in the 87th Regiment. ... many of my comrades on the march, on the battle field, the bivouac, and camp. Col. SHRYOCK, Surgeon GOULD, Capt. LONG, Lieut. JOE W. BEEBER, Lieut. JONAS MYERS, Capt. ELAM, JAMES GAINER, A. T. BITTERS... Occasionally I see the names of some who fell in battle - notably, Adjt. FREDUS RYLAND and Capt. LEWIS HUGHS, two brave, gallant officers who fell on that memorable 20th of Sept., 1863, in the battle of Chicamauga ... ")
Mr. EPHRAIM SMITH, an aged and respected citizen is not expected to live. Paralysis and general debility is the cause.
WEST END ROCHESTER TOWNSHIP
JAMES NAFE is visiting relatives at Union Mills.
DIED: -At Argos, Marshall county, Indiana, Monday, June 11, 1877, A. C.
HICKMAN, aged 71 years.
With the exception of the past five or six years the deceased was a resident of this county since 1834, and was well and favorably known by the old citizens of this county. His remains were brought to this place, and after appropriate ceremonies at the M.E. church, which were attended by a large concourse of friends, were laid away to rest in the Odd Fellow's Cemetery. He was a good and worthy member of the I.O.O.F. and his brethren of the Order did him the honor of attending his funeral and conducting the last sad rites at the grave. He was a member of the M.E. church from boyhood... He leaves an aged, devoted wife and six children to follow him to the spirit world.
-Mrs. CATHERINE ROUCH, wife of SAMUEL ROUCH, of Wayne township, died Monday, June 11, 1877, of erysipelas, aged 45 years.
She was born in Fairfield county, Ohio and was a daughter of HENRY GOSS. She moved to this State in 1847, and was married to Samuel ROUCH with whom she lived a true and faithful wife. She was a member of the Evangelical Association and lived a constant Christian life, A kind and loving husband and nine children are left to mourn her death.
[Proceedings in Attachment MARY J. CULVER vs JOHN BLOOM - - - -]
[Notice of Administration MARGARET SMITH appointed admx of the estate of JAMES H. SMITH]
TERENCE J. McCLARY has about recovered from his protracted spell of sickness
and now enters into the practice of law with renewed vigor.
Miss LAURA COPELAND will celebrate her sixteenth birthday anniversary this (Thursday) evening...
A little daughter entered the quiet home of Mr. and Mrs. HOLZMAN a few days ago...
L. O. CLIFFORD, an attorney at law at Cicero, Indiana, spent a few days here last week visiting his brother, J. M. CLIFFORD, our ticket and freight agent.
Last Monday was Mr. THOMAS NEWHOUSE's fifty-first birthday. Mrs. NEWHOLTSE and children determined to give pa an agreeable surprise...
JOHN H. VALENTINE, an accommodating druggist clerk, closed a year's service at Dawson's drug store last Tuesday and returned to his home at Akron ...
Miss ELLA LYON is visiting her sister at Walkerton.
ALLOWANCES Made by the Board of Commissioners of Fulton County, Indiana, at
the June Term, 1877:
THOMAS WHALEN, L. B. MYERS, CHAS. W. OGLESBY, E. P. TOWNSEND, JOHN M. SPENCER, JOHN P. BARNHART, F. F. RICHARDSON, PETER MEREDITH, WM. ROUCH, E. RITTENHOUSE, THOMAS TRIMBLE, HENRY MYERS. W. HARRIS, WM. GARBISON, SILAS MILISER, SAMUEL MILLER, SAMUEL SMITH, M. KOKENDERFER, DAVID CLEMENS L. S. POWELL, ELIAS VANDUYNE, JAMES SHELLY, C. HAIMBAUGH, J. M. GORSLINE, J. W. JEFFRIES, D. C. OLIVER, JOHN D. MYERS, ENOCH.MYERS, M. L. KILLEN & CO., GEO. REAM, DUNLAP BROS., M. O. REES, SAMUEL BEMENDERFER, J. T. GOUCHER, J. F. FROMM, JESSE SHIELDS, S. S. LOUDERBACK, P. M. SHORE, Mrs. I. W. HOLEMAN & SON, J. T. SPRAGUE, H. S. FANSLER, W. T. CLELAND, E. E. STEVENS, MARK MOORE, M. DANZIGER, V. ZIMMERMKN, J. B. ELLIOTT & CO., FEDER & SILBERBERG, C. A. MITCHELL, JOHN JENKINS, JAMES CALLOWAY, ERNSPERGER & JACKSON, JACOB S. RANNELLS, WM. SHRY, STOCKBERGER & CO., KESLER & FISH, BOWMAN & CO., W. W. EVANS, G. M. COOK, DANIEL ZIGLER, F. PETERSON, JOSEPH ALLMAN & BRO., JAMES W. BRACKETT, JOHN AYDELOTT, LEVI STAHL, CHAS. KINDIG, JAMES K. STINSON, S. B. ALLEN, WM. GREGORY, W. E. RICHARDSON, THOMAS MOGLE, GEORGE SPOTTS, SEBASTIAN GOSS, LEVI BURCH, ISRAEL JOHNSON, WM. BEMENDERFER, JOHN METZGER, H. B. LOUGH, JOSEPH SLICK, NOAH BRUMBACK, JOHN A. BARNETT, ISAIAH WALKER, DAVID LOUGH, Jr., MOSES NELLANS, SAMUEL J. BARGER, CHAS. W. CAFFYN, JOHN E. CATES, WM. A. WARD, O. P. OSGOOD, JOSEPH B. MOORE, E. H. WILSON, BITTERS & DANIELS, MAJOR BITTERS & SON, SHEPHERD & DENISTON, SAMUEL KEELEY, JONATHAN DAWSON, CALKINS & SLICK, GEORGE W. CARTER, WM. McMAHAN, JOHN W. BLACK.
(Strayed or stolen - 25th of April, 1877, sorrel mare colt... at Mt. Vernon, Fulton County, Ind.... G. W. NICKELS, Blue Grass, Ind)
Mrs. MILLER, of Elkhart, is visiting the family of her father, Mr. ANDREW
Mr. S. STURGEON has purchased Mr. SAXON's interest in the store and will continue the business alone...
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, June 22, 1877
The R.R. employe, killed at Elkhart, was a nephew of Mrs. F. BROWSMIRE.
MARRIED- -June 11, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. J. WILSON, at Kewanna, by Rev. BABCOCK, Mr. ISAAC ZOOK and Miss REBECCA WILSON. About fifty invited guests...
On the 14th inst., Mr. EPHRAIM SMITH, who last week was reported as being
near death, died about twelve o'clock noon, aged almost 80 years. He died as he
lived, a consistent Christian... he has occupied his present place of residence,
one and a half miles south west of Kewanna, long before the writer of this
settled in this county, which was in 1852. He leaves a wife and two children,
and we think four married sons and daughter, having been married twice.
--Died, very suddenly, while sitting in church at Star City, Ind., with the Bible open before him, Mr. WILLIAM SINGER. The cause of his sudden death was rupture of an artery connected with the heart or lungs. He leaves a companion and a large circle of connection and friends to mourn his sudden demise.
The Hon. DANIEL D. PRATT, one of Indianals most distinguished citizens, died at his residence in Logansport Sunday morning about 9 o'clock of disease of the heart ... born in the village of Parlemo, Waldo county, Maine, October 26, 1813.... (studied law in the office of CALVIN FLETCHER and OVID BUTLER, Indianapolis, until 1839, when he moved to Logansport... elected to State Legislature, U.S. Congress, appointed Commissioner of Internal Revenue in 1875 .... ) [very lengthy obituary]
An able address was delivered on Decoration day, at Gustavus, Ohio, by J. A.
THAYER, a nephew of DAVID BARB of this place.
HARRY WARD, son of the sheriff, is engaged as a runner for a wholesale furniture house in Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. ALVA BROWN, of Shelbyville, Ind., are here visiting their cousin, Mrs. J. DAWSON.
SOLOMON MILLER, Esq., of Aubbeenaubbee township, and his pretty little adopted daughter made a brief call at the sanctum Wednesday afternoon. This little girl, whose mother is supposed to be a resident of this place, was left on a farmer's door-step when it was only a few hours old. It was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Miller and being sprightly and pretty has become the pet and charm of the household.
It appears that the statements made last week in the obituary notice of A. C. HICKMAN were somewhat incorrect. He was born near Clarksburg, Harrison county, West Virginia in 1805. In 1827 he married Miss RACHEL SHORE, who became the mother of ten children, six of whom are still living. Forty-five years ago he settled in Marshall county, and at the time of his death was the oldest citlizen of that county. Fifteen years ago he removed to Rochester, but six years later returned to his farm in Marshall county, and soon after to Argos. He was a member of the M.E. church for forty-eight years. At his farm residence was organized the first Methodist class in Marshall county, which was held as a place of worship for ten years when the first church of the county was built on his place, and Mrs.HICKMAN is now the only living person who took part in the organization. BENJ. C. WILSON, from whom we obtain these facts assisted in the erection of the church edifice.
On the 16th of June, after a long and painful illness, CHRISTOPHER ERNSPERGER died... He was born in Frederick county, Maryland, on the 24th of December, 1805... He came to Wayne Co., Ohio... with his father's family when about twenty years of age...
Tuesday June 12th, Mrs. ANNIE ROUGH was buried at the German church, three
miles west of here, also on the same day Mrs. GREGRY, wife of JOHN GREGRY, at
the Oliver schoolhouse.
Madam Rumor says Mr. RICRARD MOORE and wife have concluded to dissolve partnership. Too bad, too bad; to live together as long as they have and then let another man step in his place.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, June 29, 1877
[Very lengthy obituary of DANIEL D. PRATT - - - - -]
A little girl has come to live with DAN HIVELY's folks... beyond a doubt it's all right.
[J. REYNOLDS SMITH, Rochester watchmaker, took his two-year-old daughter,
SUNBEAM SMITH, last Sunday, and ran away, headed for Plymouth; stayed overnight
in the Argos hotel; just ahead of Sheriff WARD. Monday morning HARRY WARD,
assisted by Marshall county sheriff, captured him at the depot waiting on a
train. Not receiving an answer from Sheriff WARD, the Marshall county
authorities thought he was no longer wanted, so released him. He has not been
CRUMBS OF COMFORT
A little son has come to share the joy and comforts of the household of Mr. and Mrs. EMANUEL SLAYBAUGH.
On Friday last a son of STEPHEN BRUCE was brought home on the R.R. from Valparaiso, where he died on the 22d inst. from the rupture of a blood vessel and injury of the spine, caused by jumping with the students at the college. His parents reside at Winamac, and are among the oldest settlers of Pulaski county. His son was buried at the cemetery near Bruces Lake, on Sunday last. Over twenty-five carriages and wagons made up the funeral procession. [See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Ind., Cemetery Inscriptions, Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Union Twp: JOSEPH C. BRUCE, son of STEPHEN & N. J. BRUCE, died June 22, 1877, age 20yr-5mo-7da]
Miss LAURA SHIELDS is visiting her sister, Mrs. EUGENE DAVENPORT, at
Tuesday evening Mr. NORMAN ADAMS, who resides just west of town, was taken, it is supposed, with a spell of paralysis ... was found about ten o'clock at night lying on his face.
No event in the marital union of Mr. and Mrs. ENOCH MYERS has added more joy to their household than the advent of a little daughter on Tuesday last...
Mr. WILLIAM FERGUSON has been appointed night police.
MARRIED: -At the residence of ISAAC McCARTER, on June 21, 1877, by Elder KOONS, Rev. J. BISHOP, of Judsonia, Arkansas, and Miss ELIZA REED, of Rochester.
AMOS W. BLOOM, of Pennsylvania, a brother to Mrs. M. M. REX, is here on a brief visit. He and his father and three brothers were at one time pilots on the Susquehanna river.
Major ED. CALKINS and T. J. McCLARY, attorneys at law, have entered into copartnership.
Mrs. E. S. BARNES and JENNIE BARNES, of Sturgis, Michigan, are visiting friends in this and Miami counties. After an absence of two years ...
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, July 6, 1877
Saturday last a son of W. L. WHITE, residing two miles west from Kewanna, died with scarlet fever.
WEST END OF ROCHESTER TOWNSHIP
A Miss KOONS, from Ohio, sister to our worthy neighbor, W. L. KOONS, is
visiting relatives at this place... organized a singing school at the Burton
school house and also one at seventeen school house ...
NEWTON BERRIER and OLERIC WOODCOX, are as happy as young married men can possibly be on account of the little girl babies that have recently put in an appearance at their homes.
Miss EMMA HOOVER, of near Mexico, Indiana, spent a pleasant week visiting her
sister, Mrs. W. H. DENISTON...
Dr. ADAM AULT had a model of a bottle made at Rees's furniture store last week, which will be sent to Pittsburg and several thousand bottles made for the use of the doctor's medicines. Hereafter his name will appear on each bottle.
Mrs. FANNIE ALLMAN and her daughter, MINNIE, arrived in this place from Germany last Friday. The ALLMAN BROS., merchants in Danziger's block and Mrs. DAVID GOLDSMITH are her children, whom she had not seen for many years ... intends making this her permanent home.
Miss LINDIE BEVERLY (SEXE MURRY) has been employed for some time on the Peru REPUBLICAN.
Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM HEFFLEY are happy over the accession to the family of a healthy and well developed infant daughter.
Dr. J. A. BLACK, of Salina, Richland township, was in town last Friday... genial good fellow...
WILLIAM BALL, formerly treasurer of this county, died at his home near Tiosa, in this county, last Saturday morning. He was afflicted for several years with a nervous debility, caused it is supposed from excessive indulgence in spirituous liquors. He was as well as usual a few hours prior to his death. He was aged about sixty years. The burial took place at the family burying ground near Akron.
Mr. NORMAN ADAMS, who was mentioned in the SPY last week as being afflicted with a stroke of paralysis, died at his home last Saturday evening, and was buried at the Old Citizens' Cemetery on Sunday afternoon. The funeral was attended by a large concourse of friends and neighbors who honored him as a tried and respected citizen. He was aged some sixty odd years and was a resident of this county for forty-three years.
WILLIAM P. BEEBER, marshal of the city of Huntington, Indiana, brother to JOHN H., JOE W., JAMES, SAMUEL and GEO. H. BEEBER, of this county, died at his home in that city on the 2d of this month, aged about 45 years. He leaves a wife and little daughter...
Mrs. Rev. JAS. WALES, of East Germantown, Ind., is visiting her mother, Mrs.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, July 13, 1877
Miss EMMA GRAFF, of Ft. Wayne, is here enjoying the hospitality of her
sister, Mrs. LOU FEDER.
Messrs. E. CALKINS and A. T. BITTERS went to Indianapolis, Tuesday, to secure the guns for the ROCHESTER LIGHT GUARD military company.
Just before going to press we learn that LUMAN SMITH is suffering with paralysis and is unable to speak.
The I. P. & C. road has been laying some endless rail south of town. There is about two miles of that rail at present, and it is being laid as fast as the old iron is taken up.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, July 20, 1877
Rev. HEAD will preach his last sermon here the 29th of this month, at 3 p.m.
Rev. BISHOP will preach his last sermon the second Sunday in next month, after
which he will go to Arkansas.
DIED. -At this place, June 24th, of consumption, Mrs. MARTHA BLACKBURN, aged 28 years and several months. She leaves a husband and two children to mourn the loss of a fond wife and mother. The funeral sermon was delivered by Rev. DELP, of Denver, at the Baptist church, of which she was a faithful member for seven years.
WEST END ROCHESTER TOWNSHIP
GEORGE WAGONERs have a small girl afflicted with St. Anthony's dance. She is getting some better under the careful treatment of Dr. HILL.
Mr. NIX, of Huntington, Indiana, is here visiting his daughter, Mrs. KATIE
Miss ALTA HOWARD, of Fort Wayne, daughter of W. I. HOWARD, State Senator from Steuben and DeKalb counties, is spending vacation in this place with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. ESSICK.
Miss LINDIE MORRIS, of Cambridge City, is spending a few weeks with her cousins, EVA and CLARA HEFFLEY.
CHARLES HICKS is the name of the good looking young man who has been engaged as chief clerk at Dawson's drug store. He is from Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is a graduate of the University of that place.
Mr. J. S. TAYLOR is preparing to erect a large brick dwelling this fall on his dairy farm north of town....
JENNIE BRISTOL, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. HARRY BRISTOL, aged ten years, was thrown out of a hand cart while playing with other little girls at the residence of WILLIAM LEITER, and both bones of the fore-arm were broken...
We are requested to announce that the LIGHT GUARDS will meet next Saturday night at Opera Hall for drill and special business.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, July 27, 1877
CRUMBS OF COMFORT
T. J. CHAPMAN, of this county, and D. BOYER, of Lafayette, are here visiting
their relative folks at LEMUEL BITTERS, Esq.
N. G. HUNTER of french harp fame, is devoting his time to the study of law at Major KIDD's office in Wabash, and occasionally picks up a crumb in the police courts.
Mr. PHIL LEWIS is the happy possesser of a bran new boy. It is christened PEDRO.
CURG. RANNELLS has concluded to be a lawyer ...
A. RIMES, the former proprietor of the FULTON COUNTY CARRIAGE FACTORY, has removed to the CRAVEN establishment, at the north end of town...
Mr. HOMER TAYLOR, brother to J. S. TAYLOR, and POLLOCK DAVIDSON, two young men of Westmoreland county, Pa., are spending a few weeks visiting ...
Mother PRINCE, who resides in Bismark, Michigan, is visiting relatives and friends in our neighborhood. She is now at Mr. MIKE WALTER'S.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, August 3, 1877
CRUMBS OF COMFORT
HANNAH BAILEY, who for some years was a township charge, but recently on the
county, was by death relieved of the pangs of poverty, and brought here for
burial last week.
Dr. H. B. ERNSPERGER has traded his town property to DAN SWIHART, of Lincoln, where the Doc is now well situated for a difference of two hundred dollars, which he paid.
A wedding is reported for BEAVERTOWN. Miss HUNTER and a Mr. HENDERSON are the
names of the new combination. Further deponeth saith not. [See Jean C. &
Wendell C. Tombaiigh, Fulton Co., Ind., Marriages 1836-1983: MADISON HENDERSON
m. CARRIE HUNTER, July 26, 1877]
Leiter's Ford will soon have a handsome new blacksmith shop. Mr. FRY, of Tiosa intends locating here...
Mr. HENDERSON, who resided in the BAILY neighborhood, was buried Monday a week ago. He had been an invalid for some time, but was not considered dangerous till a short time before death. [See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Ind. Cemetery Inscriptions, Moon Cemetery, Aubbeenaubbee Twp: JOHN HENDERSON, died July 22, 1877, age 67yr-10mo-6da]
WEST END ROCHESTER TOWNSHIP
Died. -Saturday morning, July the 21st, ARY, daughter of GEORGE and SUSIE WAGONER, aged about 8 years...
Mrs. GEO. GOSS returned from Harrisburg, Oregon, Saturday last, where she had
been seeking better health for about eight months ... much improved.... Misses
JOSIE and MARY, her young daughters, discharged the duties of the household
faithfully and well for their father and brother ...
GEO. W. HOLMAN, Esq., was made Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Fulton county, vice JOHN W. SMITH, Esq.
Mrs. ELIZABETH BROWN, who keeps a boarding house on the corner of Jefferson and South streets, discovered Wednesday afternoon that she had been robbed of $112 in monty and $185 in notes ...
COLE'S CIRCUS and MENAGERIE, which exhibited here on Tuesday, was attended with the usual crowd of gamblers, pick-pockets, lewd women, &c. In a side-show the game of three-card monte... Mr. JOSEPH BIBBLER... took out sixty dollars... it was grabbed from him... Several other parties lost money at the same game. JOE ZINKS and SAMUEL FREAR, of Liberty township, ELIJAH PARSONS and GEO. BOZARTH of Rochester, and other parties, had their pockets picked...
[Letter from Halstead, Kansas, July 24, 1877, sgd SUSIE R. THOMAS - - - -]
Married. -At the residence of the bride's father, Mr. GEO. FARRAR and MISS
Mr. JOSEPH WEAVER has traded his town property to JOHN CHAMP for his farm near Fulton.
J. W. HURST and WILLIAM HOOVER are the wheat buyers in Lincoln.
JOHN BILLS was arrested a few days ago and fined $10 for drunk...
ONIS CASE is the boss trader in Lincoln.
MARRIED. -On Sunday, July 22, 1877, at the residence of BELITHA GRAY, in
Richland township, by Rev. J. BISHOP, Mr. DAVID BISHOP and Miss MARTHA E. DILLE,
of Marshall county.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, August 10, 1877
Mr. and Mrs. SAMUEL STAHL will start on a visit to friends in Pennsylvania next Monday. Mrs. Stahl has not visited her friends and the home of her childhood since her marriage, forty years ago.
Lady KEISINGER, aged 87 years, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. ADINGER. She is
hail and hearty...
Married. -On the 2d inst., at the residence of the bride's mother, at Leiter's Ford, by Rev. JONES, Miss BELLE BRUGH and WM. H. VANKIRK...
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, August 17, 1877
[Letter from Waukesha, Wisconsin, Aug. 7, 1877, sgd J. F. COLLINS - - - - ]
(Resolutions of respect... LUMAN SMITH,.. Rochester Lodge No. 436, F. & A. M.... J. A. SUTTON, E. R. HERMAN, J. E. CLARKE, Comittee)
A. W. McFALL has sold out the UNION BAKERY to NEWTON TRUE.
WILLIAM MILLER, a brother to Judge HUGH MILLER, deceased, died at his home south of town last week, aged 66 years.
Dr. FAIRBANK, a well known physician at Fulton, died last week and was buried by the Masonic order on Saturday. He was born in 1821, and his practice of medicine at Fulton dates nearly as far back as the history of the town. He was a kind-hearted, good man and a zealous Mason, possessing many friends. [See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Ind., Cemetery Inscriptions, Fulton Cemetery, Liberty Twp: SUSAN N. FAIRBANK, wife of A. B. FAIRBANK, died Dec. 9, 1871, at age 38yr & 6mo; ALFRED B. FAIRBANK, Feb. 14, 1820 - Aug. 8, 1877]
On Sunday, the 12th inst., Mrs. HORN and Mrs. LONG, who reside near Indian
Creek Church, were buried. Both were old and respected members of society.
We are informed that Dr. FAIRBANK, of Fulton, died suddenly of disease of the heart while sitting in the store, a few days since.
EDMINISTER has sold his saloon to JOHN MURPHY...
MARRIED. -On the 2d day of August, 1877, by C. J. STRADLEY Esq., Mr. JOHN M.
SPENCER and CYNTHIA A. SHORE, both of Fulton county, Ind.
Mr. Spencer is one of Fulton's old settlers, who came to the county before its organization, and has seen it rise from a wilderness to a fruitful field. Mrs. Shore also is one of the early settlers. ...
(Notice of Administration - AARON BALL appointed admr of the estate of WILLIAM P. BALL)
CRUMBS OF COMFORT
Married. -At the residence of DANIEL RONEY, the bride's parents, by Rev.
ALLMAN, of Silver Lake, Miss EMMA RONEY and Mr. ALFRED S. BRIGHT, both of this
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, August 24, 1877
CRUMBS OF COMFORT
W. W. ANDERSON has rented the LINCOLN FLOURING MILL for a term of two years,
to which place he removes shortly to assume charge.
Mr. LUTHER STRADLEY, formerly of this vicinity, now of central Illinois, is here on a four week's visit among friends and relatives ...
S. A. WALLACE will have a shooting gallery in a short time.
DIED. -Sunday morning, August 19, 1877 at 8:30 o'clock, of congestion of the
stomach, ALLEN NIXON, aged 74 years.
Mr. Nixon was a native of Canada, but had resided in this county for the past 25 years. He had been living in the south part of town for about three years, prior to which time he owned and resided on a farm about 5 miles east of town on the Akron road. Mr. Nixon was in his usual health last Saturday, having been down in town to get shaved. On Sunday morning he was quite ill, and before medical aid could be obtained he passed away peacefully and happily. The remains were interred at Mt. Hope, the funeral exercises being conducted by the Rev. N. L. LORD.
D. W. LYON, the assignee of the ASHTON estate, sold the old GRIST MILL, in
Rochester, belonging to said estate, Monday, to Mr. JESSE JESSEN, for $1,000.
Miss TENA PENCE, daughter of JOHN PENCE, Esq., was unanimously elected to teach a fall term of school at Salina, in Richland township ...
LOIS EDITH, an infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. N. LELAND, died at their home in Etna Green, Indiana, last week. ... its mother is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. R. MARTIN of this place.
Last Sabbath was the 30th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. D. R. MARTIN...
[SYLVESTER NIXON, who lives about a mile and a half northeast of Mt. Zion, got drunk at Lincoln, and upon returning to his home, beat his horse to death... reported to the SPY by "A FARMER"]
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, August 31, 1877
Miss MABEL McQUERN and Mrs. ABEL BOWERS, her sister, are going on a visit to friends in Clinton county near Lafayette.
CRUMBS OF COMFORT
The refined and dashing brunette, Miss EDITH STRONG, of Ft. Wayne, is at the
AKRON HOUSE, visiting her relations.
W. B. MILLER, once of the old firm of HINCLE & MILLER, Rochester, is now engaged in the carriage factory of FRANK DILLON.
Miss LULU ROBBINS has returned to St. Louis, to attend school.
Miss DOT REED, of Washington City, is here visiting Mr. and Mrs. HARRY BRISTOL, her uncle and aunt.
Mr. ANDREW CAPLE and family, of near Kewanna, moved into the JOHN BEEBER property last week. For many years they were residents of Miami county, near Gilead, and always bore the name of good citizens ...
Mr. JOHN A. BRAMAN will sell his farming outfit, together with a lot of live-stock the 7th of September. He intends to seek a new home in Arkansas.
[ALVIN NEWELL arrested for stealing lumber from and then attempting to sell it back to its owners, LYMAN BRACKETT and AB. BARRETT]
AUNT BETSY NEW has been having a spell of bilious intermittent fever. She
says her oldest son ISOM must not call her Betsy, but call her mother, and we
think Mother is right.
ELIAS VANDUYNE's little girl, LILLY, is lying dangerously ill.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, September 7, 1877
On Thursday last Kewanna was alive with people ... picnic... Cornet Band from Bruce's Lake... The festivities of the picnic were suddenly turned into sadness by the report that our young friend and brother Mr. F. P. HOWELL, was dying. Mr. Howell was around town making preparations to take his family out to the grove. At noon he complained of feeling sleepy and tired ... went to bed... In two or three hours his father came in and tried to wake him but found him unconscious... in the evening he talked to those of his friends who were in the room.... again became unconscious and all through Thursday night had violent convulsions, which continued until death closed the scene at about one o'clock p.m. on Friday afternoon. For a number of years past Mr. Howell had been afflicted with an obscure renal disease ... "Addison's disease,"... The immediate cause of his sudden death was suppression of urine.... On Sunday the 2d inst., at ten o'clock a.m. his remains were taken in the hearse to the M.E. church the I.O.O.F's preceded it... sermon preached by the Rev. WITHERN, of Francisville, Pulaski county, but owing to the rapid decomposition of his remains it became necessary to leave them outside during the services. He was buried by the brethren of Eden, Winamac and Rochester lodges, I.O.O.F....
Died. -On last Thursday, Aug. 30th, of cholera infantum, a little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. LEVI OVERMYER, aged about four months.
Mrs. BELL VANTRUMP is the patentee of a new DRESS MODEL for cutting ladies'
and children's dresses, &c. She has sold a large number of models ...
A. V. HOOVER, formerly of this place, is engaged in the photograph business at Plymouth...
Mr. WILLIAM GROVE, formerly a proprietor of the CORNER GROCERY, returned last Monday to Castolia, Ohio, to accept a clerkship in a mercantile store at a good salary. His family will follow him in a short time ... He left Ohio some four years ago in rather good circumstances, but by a few unfortunate revolutions in the wheel of fortune he returns now a poor man...
GEORGE STEFFEY and EMMA NYE were married, Sunday, on the sly.
WILLIAM KEEL, Esq., of near Green Oak, received a telegram, Tuesday, from his son, at Sumerset, Iowa, stating that his daughter, Mrs. GEO. PULLMAN, was dangerously ill. He left on the night train for that place via Chicago.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, September 14, 1877
CRUMBS OF COMFORT
SAMPSON STRONG, three miles north of here, with his family, in company with
six other families, left this week for Cherokee county, Kansas.
We understand that a Mrs. EBY, of Mt. Zion, has a babe five weeks old that only weighs three pounds.
The breach-of-promise suit between MARY VAN METER and S. C. DAVIDSON has been moved to Marshall county.
MARRIED: -At the Baptist church, in Rochester, Thursday evening, Sept. 6, 1877, by Rev. G. E. LEONARD, of Peru, Mr. JESSE JESSEN and Miss DOSIE JOHNSON, daughter of B. O. JOHNSON....
O. D. ROSS has concluded to start a book, fancy goods, toy store and news
office, on the west side Main street, opposite the Court house...
S. J. FREAR and his brother W. H. FREAR, have advertised their personal property for sale on the 20th inst. Both have been declining in health... expect to spend a year (at the ) Rockey Mountains.
Mr. FRED PETERSON, of Fulton, sold one of his farms the other day to HENRY FITTERLING, of Deedsville, Miami county.
JOHN W. BRAMAN sold eighty acres of his farm to MARK MOORE and traded one hundred acres to SHIRK and CONSTANT of Peru, for a large tract of land in Jackson county, Arkansas...
Mr. FRANK ZORTMAN, who formerly clerked for V. ZIMMERMAN, has returned to
Rochester after an absence of a year or more in Ohio.
ELI CASPER, infant son of HIRAM and IDA C. GOSS, died at their residence on High street, last Friday morning. Little Elie was the only child and his death is a sad bereavement to the fend parents.
Misses MARY BOWERS and MARY FOSTER, of Huntington, and TILLIE WEICH14AN, of Wabash, sister of Rev. Mr. WEICHMAN, pastor of the Catholic church at this place, are the guests of Mrs. KATIE MEISCH.
JOHN NELLANS who for the past two years was engaged as a clerk in JACOB GERSON's clothing store, has been installed deputy County Treasurer under his uncle AB. NELLANS ...
Mr. WM. KEEL left here for Iowa last Tuesday the 4th inst., to visit his sick
daughter, Mrs. MARTHA A. THOMAS, and family. A telegram was received here
Thursday the 6th, stating she was dead.
(Resolutions of Respect... F. P. HOWELL, ... Eden Lodge... J. F. NUTT, J. C. CANNON, J. S. KAMS, committee)
ALLOWANCES Made by the Board of County Commissioners, September Term, 1877:
CHAS. KING, H. HAIMBAUGH, NATHAN BYBEE, JOS. ARNOLD, A. G. SINKS, ISAAC LOW, WM. J. MILLER, JOHN F. GREGORY, JOHN KING, A. H. D. GRAY, VAL. KOCHENDERFER, A. E. DUKES, LINDLEY MOORE, JNO. A. BARNETT ,THOS. MEREDITH, DANIEL KOFFEL, E. GILLET, THOS. MOGLE, GEORGE SPOTTS, J. W. GREEN, M. O. REES, DANIEL FINLEY, C. HOOVER, H. V. PASSAGE, M. DANZIGER, J. WHITTENBERGER, R. B. CHRIST, O. P. WAITE, RANNELLS & SON, J. B. ELLIOTT & CO., J. DAWSON, ERNSPERGER & JACKSON, V. ZIMKERMAN, P. M. SHORE, J. F. FROMM, M. L. KILLEN & CO., F. BOSENBERG, FEDER & SILBERBERG, Mrs. I. W. HOLEMAN & SON, H. COOPER, F. PETERSON, DANIEL ZIGLER, J. W. BRACKETT, C. F. HARTER, JESSE SHIELDS, JACOB MILLER, SHEPHERD & DENISTON, J. H. BUCHANAN, JACOB WHITTENBERGER, J. B. MOORE, E. H. WILSON, WILLIS GLAZE, MARK MOORE, GEO. B. STOCKBERGER, J. SHRIVER, CHAS. W. CAFFYN, JOHN E. CATES, W. A. WARD, G. W. CARTER, WM. McMAHAN, JOHN W. BLACK, J. STEVENS, DANIEL DAUGHERTY, J. M. MILLER, BITTERS & DANIELS, MAJOR BITTERS & SON, ENOCH MYERS, L. W. JULIAN.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, September 21, 1877
Mr. JEREMIAH LEITER has sold his interest in the firm of PHILLIPS & LEITER to H. PHILLIPS who will continue the business. Mr. J. Leiter retires from business on account of failing health...
Mrs. EMMA PENCE has been visiting her sister Mrs. E. B. BUCHANON, of Star
C. S. HORTON, the enterprising blacksmith of our place, has made arrangements to move to Logansport next month. Himself and family will be missed...
JOHN WAGGONER smiles gracefully over that new daughter otherwise he is the
same old John.
Mr. HUGH STURGEON was buried upon Saturday last. He died after a brief illness of but a few days. Mr. S. was one of our oldest citizens, loved and respected by all. ... He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss.
A young son of ROBERT NEWELL, near Mt. Zion, was buried last Friday.
CATHARINE SHEETS, of Henry township, aged about 50 and a cripple from infancy, caused by scarlet fever, died last Saturday of consumption. Deceased never walked a step in her life.
The sorghum crop is a success, if we may judge from appearance. MILLER & HARTMAN have reduced the price of manufacturing the molasses to 20 cents a gallon ...
AD. SIBERT is preparing to emigrate to Kinsly, Kansas, next month...
DAVID SHAFFER, one of the pioneer settlers of Henry township, died last
Mr. A. E. ARNOLD, formerly a merchant at Akron, is lying dangerously ill at his residence at the Curtis corners, on the Akron road.
JAMES P. LEVEL and ELIZA J. JONES were married at the residence of SOL. WILDERMOUTH, by Rev. W. WILDERMOUTH, Sept. 19th.
JOSEPH JACKSON and REUBEN TALLEY have opened a meat market in the rear room of the building formerly occupied by ERNSPERGER & JACKSON.
SHERMAN CHANDLER returned from California a few days ago on a visit to his mother and friends here...
C. C. BOYER, five miles east of Kewanna, will sell his personal effects at public auction, next Thursday, Sept. 26th. He expects to move soon with his family to the far west.
Messrs ELLIOTT, LEITER & HICKMAN who for the past year were lessees of the POTTAWATTOMIE FLOURING MILL, last week purchased the mill...
JOHN BISHOP, of Richland township, has sold his farm and will move to Iowa next week.
Miss RILLA COOK, step-niece to Col. F. B. ERNSPERGER, is the handsomest lady we met in Laporte...
Last Monday, A. M. SHIELDS went to Greencastle, to attend college. He will graduate this coming year, after which he will study medicine.
Died. -Sept. 8th, an infant son of CHARLES and RAGINIA STAHL.
[Letter from Cresco, Iowa, Sept. 10, 1877, sgd JNO. G. STRADLEY - - - -]
[Letter from Roanoke, Huntington County, Ind., Sept. 11, 1877, sgd A. W.
RADER - - - -]
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, September 28, 1877
The reunion of the WHITTENBERGER family was held on the 12th day of September, 1877, being the 61st anniversary of the parent's wedding day... There were three vacant chairs, three brothers, JOHN, THOMAS and ISAAC failed to come... Then an earnest prayer was offered by the pastor, J. W. SMITH... An address was also delivered by father McCLOUD...
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE COOK has returned from Ohio.
FRANK COOK has purchased JAMES WAGONER's interest in the sawmill at the Station ...
SAMUEL A. SIBERT's sale occurs next Saturday, (29th) on the east side of Lake Manitou, half mile south of Akron road ...
Drs. ED. HORTON and FRANK HECTOR start this evening for Cincinnati, to attend
the Eclectic Medical Institute... under the tutorship of Dr. SCUDDER...
SAMMY SHIELDS, the well-known butcher, who has accommodated the citizens of this place for several years with choice cuts of good fresh meats, has at last been fully rewarded for his labors. Wednesday morning a pair of twins were born to him, a girl and boy...
Mr. SIMON MASTELLER and family, of Lewisburg, Pa., on their way to their new home in Iowa, stopped off last week, to visit his brother, WILLIAM MASTELLER...
B. F. MECHLING... For the past year or two he has been engaged in running a dry goods store in Hillsdale, Michigan, and is making a success of it ...
A new water tank is being completed near the depot after the most modern style...
(Friday of last week the editor celebrated his forty-second birthday)
REUBEN TALLY is the boss carver at a new meat market on west Washington street. Tally one for Reuben.
SAMUEL HEFFLEY informs us that he is now putting up at his shop three top carriages, two spring wagons and two farm wagons to be exhibited at the fair ...
O. D. ROSS opened a new book store on Main street, opposite public square, a few days ago, but it disappeared ... O. D. is a fine young man, but like many other persons he does not possess sufficient business qualifications to make a success of the third book store in Rochester...
SAMFORD BAKER is the don workman at STOCKTON'S HARNESS SHOP..
Rev. Mr. RULE, the new pastor at the M.E. church, preached two excellent sermons last Sabbath...
Mr. DAVID COOPER has been at Toledo this week, attending the funeral of his
WEST END ROCHESTER TOWNSHIP
WILLIAM ERNSPERGER will sell his personal property at public auction next
Saturday. He intends to pull out for Arkansas some time next month.
Mr. DIBLER and CHRISTOPHER MOSSMAN are bound forArkansas as soon as they can dispose of their farms.
SAMUEL FREAR will visit the west with his two sons, S. J. and W. H. FREAR.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, October 5, 1877
Mr. WM. FERGUSON, who has resided three miles west of Kewanna, since 1960,
sold his farm of 120 acres, on the 29th ult. to two brothers named McOULIFFE.
Miss ALICE KILLMER is yet very low, and her recovery is still doubtful...
AD. SIBERT starts to Kinsley, Kansas, this week.
The carpenters and brick layers are at work on the SPRINKLEBURG school house.
JACOB BECK has purchased a tax title to 40 acres of land, six miles below Monterey, in Pulaski county. It is near the Tippecanoe river and is to be the future home of Jacob and his better half.
The new I. P. & C. WATER TANK holds 850 barrels of water.
Mr. and Mrs. GEO. BEELER, of Richland Township are happy over the advent of their first offspring - a son.
B. F. DAWSON has quit the Rochester High School and gone to attend college at Ann Arbor, Michigan...
J. S. TAYLOR's new brick house, on his dairy farm, north of town, is nearing completion.
SAMUEL HEFFLEY is preparing a Blue Ribbon wagon to carry passengers to and from the fair. Ten per cent of the proceeds will be donated to the MURPHY TEMPERANCE SOCIETY.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. BENNY OLIVER, near Fulton, Tuesday morning. Mrs. Oliver is a daughter of GEO. MILLER, Esq., south-east of town, and Benny is the grandson of ANDREW OLIVER, Esq., and this birth adds another to his list of great-grandchildren. [See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Ind. Marriages 1836-
1983: BENJAMIN C. OLIVER m. SARAH J. MILLER, Nov. 13, 1876]
Hundreds of persons drank at the ROCHESTER MINERAL SPRINGS last Sabbath. Many came in carriages, on horseback and on foot to quench their thirst at this healthgiving fountain. The analysis made and published by Prof. COX, the State Geologist, is sufficient evidence that the water contains medicinal qualities calculated to heal many of the diseases to which human flesh is heir to ...
FRED GRIFFIN, a manufacturer of BROOMS, residing somewhere between Perrysburg and Deedsville, in Miami county, came to Rochester last Saturday with a twohorse load of brooms, all of which he disposed of to various dealers ... Sometime during saturday night (he squandered the money getting drunk) ...
FARM FOR SALE... my farm on the Akron road, five miles east of Rochester at an extremely low price. It contains 240 acres, 140 under cultivation. For further particulars call on the undersigned at the Central House, Rochester, Ind. R. N. RANNELLS.
The new brick school house near the Poor House is fast approaching completion.
MILO CHESNUT, one of our enterprising young men, has been making a business of crying sales ...
(Notice of Administration - ANDREW E. BABCOCK appointed admr of the estate of
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, October 12, 1877
Mr. DANIEL RARRICK, of Macon county, Missouri, is visiting the family of his brother, S. J. RARRICK. He expects to be a citizen of Indiana for one year, having rented a farm near Winamac...
Miss ALICE KILLMER, who has been very sick with typhoid fever for about eight weeks past, is now convalescing, and hopes are entertained of her recovery.
SAMPSON CLAYTON has returned from Kansas.
JACK VAN METER is erecting a house on the old home farm.
DICK VAN METER and JOE ARNOLD have gone to view the Far West.
JOHN W. BRAMAN and family, and his two sons and their families, started for
Newport, Arkansas last Tuesday, in wagons. Their goods were shipped by rail.
HENRY GOSS, father of EMANUEL, JONAS and TOBIAS GOSS, a well. known citizen of this county, died at his residence, near Rochester, Wednesday morning. Mr. Goss was born in Swizerland, on the 15th day of June, 1799, and at his death was over 78 years of age. He emigrated to America when a young man and resided for several years in Ohio, but about thirty years ago removed to this county. He was a good man and raised a respectable and prosperous family of children who have been a comfort and a support to him in his old age. His wife survives him. [See Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co., Ind., Cemetery Inscriptions, Salem Cemetery, Liberty Twp: HENRY GOSS, died Oct. 9, 1877, at age 78yr-3mo-24da; ELIZABETH GOSS, wife of Henry Goss, died Jan. 10, 18@l, at age 90yr-llmo26da]
ESTELLA, youngest daughter of C. and M. A. HICKMAN, died Monday morning and was buried Tuesday. A large number of sympathizing friends were in attendance. Rev. F. M. RULE conducted the services.
Dr. A. Z. CAPLE, of Lincoln, chatted pleasantly for a few minutes in our editorial sanctum, last Thursday. He has been practicing medicine for some five years and seems now to possess all the qualifications necessary to become eminently successful in his profession.
Mr. DAVE NORRIS, assisted by Mrs. NORRIS and CAL KNUPP, manufactured and sold about a dray load of candy on the fair ground last week during the days of the fair ...
MARRIED. -On the first day of October, 1877, by F. M. DAY, J.P., of Liberty township, THOMAS F. STUDEBAKER and EMILY McDOUGLE, all of Fulton county, Indiana.
The groom and his fair bride start off on the great voyage of married life under favorable circumstances, having a furnished house to go into...
-At the residence of W. H. GREEN, Wednesday evening, Oct. 3d, by Rev. F. M. RULE, Mr. JACOB WALTERS of Royal Center, Ind., and Miss ANNA V. SMITH, of the same place.
The parties attended the fair at this place on Thursday and on Friday returned to their home.
-At the residence of the bride's parents, in Richland township, Sabbath evening, Oct. 7, 1877, by Rev. A. E. BABCOCK, Mr. JAMES E. DURHAM, of Defiance, Ohio, and Miss DELILAH G. BISHOP, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. BISHOP....
(Notice of Dissolution - C. S. HORTON & CO., by owners HORTON and MARTIN
- C. S. HORTON to remove to Logansport, Oct. 9th, to enter partnership with A.
L. WOODWORTH, an Edge-tool Manufacturer who has had 12 years experience... We
have just bought out the Ax factory at Mishawaka of J. S. BALE & CO., and
moved the machinery to Logansport where we expect to be able to accommodate all
our customers with Axes, Mattocks, Mill-picks, Spoke Knives, Planer bits, Stone
tools, &c... C. S. HORTON, Fulton, Ind.)
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, October 19, 1877
Just before going to press we received the shocking news through the
Logansport PHAROS that Mr. C. S. HORTON, the well-known blacksmith and edge-tool
maker, recently of Fulton, in this county, committed suicide by hanging in a hay
loft. He moved to Logansport some two weeks ago for the purpose of entering more
extensively in the business with a Mr. WOODWORTH. It seems from the letters left
that he intended killing his wife also but later wrote her an affectionate
letter and took his own life by hanging. He was a man of more than ordinary
intelligence and an experienced mechanic. No cause is given for the rash act and
no signs of derangement of mind was manifest prior to his death. The many
friends of the deceased and his family will be terribly shocked at this sad
The members of the ROCHESTER LIGHT GUARD are making arrangements to mingle the dramatic with the military, and will play the very popular piece called the "Color Guard." The first entertainment will be given at Opera Hall, October 31st. The "Color Guard" is decidedly the best military drama ever put upon the boards... Mr. WM. H. GUN, the owner of the piece will be here to manage the play...
[Letter from Tingaloo University, Tingaloo, Mississippi, sgd K. K. KOONS - - -]
The brick work of the SPRINKLEBURG school-house is completed. The work reflects credit on the contractor.
FRANK GUNKEL and LYDA E. MAXWELL were married last Sunday, the 7th inst.,
Miss JENNIE GUYSELMAN and sister, of Marion, Indiana, are doing dressmaking
and sewing in the shop formerly occupied by GRANT LONG as a book store, south
side of public square.
BERT BRACKETT, son of Mrs. Col. A. BRACKETT, had a leg broken in two places below the knee, Wednesday...
E. STURGEON, Esq., left for a visit to his birthplace in Ohio, Tuesday evening, and will be absent for some time. He has been declining in health for the past two years...
LYMAN BRACKETT went to Jackson, Michigan, Tuesday, and was united in the holy bonds of matrimony Wednesday, with Miss SARAH J. MERRIAM, a niece to Judge KEITH of this place. ...
Last Sabbath was the thirty-eighth anniversary of the birth of Col. F. B. ERNSPERGER. Monday evening his splendid mansion on PIETY HILL was brightly illuminated ...
Two young rascals, brothers named CRABB, carriage trimmers stole a boat at Warsaw a few days ago and floated down the Tippecanoe to this place. During a former visit here they formed the acquaintance of an orphan girl just blooming into womanhood, known by the name of JENNIE GREEN. Jennie and the Crabb brothers skipped out of town on a midnight train...
A second daughter gladdens the household of Mr. and Mrs. JAS. M. BEEBER.
Col. WINING TITUS and lady, of Traverse City, Michigan, are here on a brief visit. The colonel is a brother to Mrs. C. ANTHONY, with whom they have been stopping.
A son of EDWARD PATRIDGE, in the east part of Richland township, had both bones in his fore arm broken last Thursday evening...
JAMES BROUETTE has rented the second story of HEFFLEY & MILLER's building in the CITIZEN'S BLOCK, and will again open a barber shop of his own...
MARRIED. -At the residence of the bride's parents, in Rochester township, Oct. 7, 1877, by Rev. J. MILLER, Mr. JOHN L. ROBBINS and SARAH A. BLACKETER...
CRUMBS OF COMFORT
Mrs. HARRIET PURSEL of Bloomsburg, Pa., is here on a protracted visit with her senior sister, Mrs. KATIE BITTERS.
The BRAMANs attempted to leave the county without paying their debts. Their creditors, however, sent officers of the law after them, who made them disgorge a sufficient amount to cancel nearly all debts.
(FEDER & SILBERBERG, One Price Clothing House.... ) [shows cut of their
building, "The Centennial Building," in which is now (1987) located
the Rochester SENTINEL. -Ed.]
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, October 26, 1877
Proceedings of the Seventh District Y.M.C.A. Convention, Rochester, Ind., Oct. 9, 1877, sgd T. J. LEGG, Sec'y.....
JONATHAN CLAYTON and wife, of Grant county, have been on a visit to friends
in this place. Mr. C. is a brother to the late WASH. CLAYTON, and the father of
The widow of the late HARDY PARKER has met with what to her is quite a loss. Her two milch cows have wandered away and no trace of them can be discovered...
JOE ARNOLD returned, Monday night, from his Kansas trip...
A little son was born to Mr. and Mrs. JOHN QUINCY ADAMS HOOVER Tuesday
Mrs. WILLIAM CORRUTHERS, near Green Oak, has been afflicted for some time with a nervous spinal affection and some fears are entertained that her mental faculties will become deranged.
Mr. JOHN M. QUIGG and his sister, Mrs. KATIE TRUE and her daughter LOLA, returned a few days ago from their summer visit to Gilroy Hot Springs, California, much improved to health...
Doctor JOHN E. BRACKETT, nephew of Dr. JAMES W. BRACKETT of this place, has been made professor of Materia Medica in the "Medical Department of Howard University," at Washington, D.C. The doctor is also Assistant Surgeon of Providence Hospital...
Mrs. CHAS. JACKSON and grandma ERNSPERGER are making a protracted visit at Townsend, Ohio. Mr. JACKSON is there this week.
J. T. DAVIS returned last week from a tour through the north-western States. NORVAL WHITE, who is also a graduate of the SPY office, is expected to return in a few weeks.
A. V. HOUSE and A. C. ELLIOTT have entered into copartnership as real estate agents ...
Yesterday afternoon we learned through Mr. CHAS. HOLMAN that JOHN BIXELL, just over in the edge of Marshall county, shot and killed his brother-in-law, THEODORE MAGDENBERG. The last named married a Miss BIXELL to whom five children were born, but their union was a very unhappy one, and they separated several times. On this occasion Magdenberg had sent his wife and children home, but as usual came after them again, but before leaving abused his wife so shamefully that her brother, young Bixell, procured a gun and shot Magdenberg dead on the spot. If reports are true Magdenberg was a bad man and the Bixells are not much better. Magdenberg was a resident of this county, not far from Center school house. The particulars cannot be obtained for this issue.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, November 2, 1877
Dr. GOUCHER is titled Deputy Post Master...
Mr. SAXON has made a change of base. He has moved to Kaley's mill, where he intends to open a grocery store and boot and shoe shop ...
The Steven's school house is supplied with window shutters, which are an adornment and protection.
JOHN PRELL and wife have removed to Ohio.
Mrs. COOK, of Kewanna, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. S. J. BARGER.
WM. GRINDELL has sold his small farm, located one and a half miles northwest of here, to LEMUEL BITTERS on private terms. Mr. Grindell having once lived five years in Colorado, intends to return to that far western state and engage in the mines.
Mr. CHARLEY BEERY with his accomplished bride, returned here Monday evening from Clyde, Ohio...
Mr. J. F. WAGONER, of Wagoner's station, has become proprietor of the hotel
at Denver ...
Fourteen persons have united with the M.E. Church, at Union, two and one half miles southeast of this city. Rev. J. K. WALTS is the pastor ...
Dr. B. D. BRACKETT, son of Dr. J. W. BRACKETT, of this place, was married last Thursday, October 25th, to Miss IDA WANN, at Tippecanoetown, Marshall county. We learn that the bride is rather fair to look upon and possesses no small amount of wealth. The young doctor owns a drug store in that town and has obtained a very good practice...
Capt. and Mrs. J. F. COLLINS have moved to Peru to engage in the restaurant business ...
JOHN F. PURSEL, brother-in-law of WILLIAM BITTERS, Esq., at Akron, and WILLIAM PURSEL, both of Bloomsburg, Pa., are here looking up suitable locations with the expecation of purchasing farms and becoming citizens of this county...
MARION REITER is the accommodating clerk at J. G. COOK's new grocery store in the CENTENNIAL BLOCK.
The following neat little poem was written for the SPY some three weeks ago
on the occasion of the wedding of Mr. JAMES E. DURHAM and Miss DELILAH G. BISHOP
(by Miss M. SAWIN)...........
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday November 9, 1877
JOHN KILLMER has sold his drug store to DAVID LOUGH, Jr.
MARRIED. -Oct. 31st, by Rev. W. W. JONES, at the residence of the bride, near Lincoln, Miami county, Ind., Mr. LEWIS BAILEY, of Bailey's settlement, this county, to Miss AMANDA TRACEY...
JOE MALOST, of Bunker Hill, formerly of Rochester, killed a young man in that
place a short time ago by hitting him on the head with a billiard cue...
PHILIP COOK, sen., who resides one mile east of Lake Manitou, has sold his farm to JOSEPH ARNOLD. Sixty-five acres...
E. T. ANDERSON has been afflicted with quite a serious financial loss. About a month ago a fine young horse that had been given Mrs. ANDERSON by her son JOHN took sick and died, and now one of Mr. Anderson's work horses has been taken with lung fever and died also. This leaves Mr. A. without a team.
JONATHAN CLAYTON, who was here on a visit a couple of weeks ago, was in Rochester 36 years ago ...
Prof. F. L. WAGNER, principal of the graded school at Kewanna, and Miss IDA
MURRY, of that place, will be united in the holy bonds of matrimony, by Rev. S.
F. HERSHEY, today (Thursday).
JACOB LEITER is now the proprietor of the meat market an Washington street, first door east of the fire engine house...
Mr. ALEXANDER MARTIN, of Iowa, is here visiting his sister, Mrs. THOS. DAY, whom he had not seen for forty-one years. Mr. Martin was a resident of this state until twenty-six years ago, when he moved to Iowa...
G. G. LONG has gone to Indianapolis in search of employment.
(ASSIGNEEIS NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT IN BANKRUPTCY - - - LEVY HEILBRUN appointed
Assignee of JACOB GERSON)
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, November 16, 1877
(Married at the Central Hotel, Rochester, on Thursday, Nov. 8th, by Rev. HERSHEY, Mr. GEORGE W. HEIMBERGER to Miss IRENE SELLERS)
Mr. BOWERS, father of ABLE BOWERS, from Delphos, O., has been visiting in this county.
CRUMBS OF COMFORT
LEMUEL BITTERS is encamped on his small farm recently purchased one and a
half miles west of town.
Mrs. GEO. J. KING died at her residence on the 8th inst., soon after the birth of a child. She was an estimable lady and a fond wife and mother. Her death was very unexpected and brings deep grief to the hearts of her many friends.
Miss ALLIE KEESECKER, of Sevastopol, is here visiting her sister, Mrs. MODLIN...
Mr. HENRY KEEL and Miss TRIPHENA STEFFEY were joined in wedlock Sunday the 11th inst...
Dr. J. W. BLACK, our correspondent at SALINA, has gone home to spend the
winter. His health has been failing for some time, and he intends recuperating
before going into regular practice again.
ROBERT MOREHOUSE has started a new enterprise. He has several fine organs for sale... inquire of Mr. Morehouse at C. C. WOLF's jewelry store.
Mr. J. S. BUSH, of Union City, Pa., a brother of Mr. ABIAL BUSH, Esq., of near Tiosa, is here visiting friends and offering the public a patent ventillator, which seems to be a very useful invention.
THOS. ADAMSON, six miles north-west of Rochester, will sell a lot of personal property, Saturday, Nov. 17th.
GEORGE W. HOLMAN resigned the office of deputy prosecutor for Fulton county, a few days ago, and JULIUS ROWLEY was appointed to fill the place.
MARRIED. -Last Thursday evening, Nov. 8th, at the residence of the bride's father, 1 mile south-east of Rochester, Mr. THOMAS B. BLACKETOR and Miss NELLIE B. CARTER were joined together in holy wedlock, by the Rev. F. M. RULE, of the M.E. church in this city. ...
-In Rochester, on Sunday, Nov. 11, 1877, at the residence of Rev. A. V. HOUSE, the officiating minister, Mr. HENRY KEEL and Miss TRYPHENIA STEFFEY.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, November 23, 1877
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, November 30, 1877
On Saturday morning, Nov. 25, DAVID CLEMANS hitched his team to a light
two-horse buggy with intention of visiting his brother, Mr. THOMAS CLEMANS in
Miami county, and when near the residence of WM. POWELL, a serious accident
overtook them. As near as we could learn from Mr. Clemans the accident occurred
as follows: A company of threshers commonly known as Shrivers, stopped in the
public highway with their threshing apparatus for the purpose of greasing the
trucks under the engine, and while doing so Mr. Clemans was about to pass. The
team became frightened and as Mr. Clemans tried to check them up the bit on one
of the horses broke and they were at liberty. The buggy was run against the
fence and threw Mr. Clemans out. Mr. Clemans told his wife to jump out of the
vehicle but she did not hear him or was too badly scared to obey, and she rode
near ninety rods in the buggy with the horses at the top of their speed, when,
just east of the residence of Mr. JOSEPH HOOVER the buggy struck a large stump
and pitched Mrs. Clemans over the fence into a field, a distance of near fifteen
Mr. Hoover was working in the field close by and ran to the assistance of Mrs. Clemans, she from all appearance was dead, but signs of life was soon perceived and she was carried to the house of Mr. Hoover, where she lay in a very critical condition from 11 a.m. until 12 at night, when a change for the better was noticed. Dr. SUTTON, of Lincoln, was immediately summoned and through his skill and treatment she is doing well. Her head received two very severe gashes, one three and the other about four inches long. One rib was broken, left shoulder and hip severely jammed. Mr. Clemans is slightly hurt. The harness is badly torn and the buggy smashed to pieces.
We have known Mrs. Clemans for the (last) twenty-eight years and in all that time we have never known her to be seriously ill. She is about 58 years of age and has a very strong constitution which will be greatly in her favor in the present affliction.
Much credit is due Mr. Hoover and his amiable wife for the treatment of Mr. and Mrs. Clemans....
Mrs. EMANUAL GOSS will accept thanks for a copy of the Larimer EXPRESS,
published at Fort Collins, Colorado, forwarded to her by her son JOHN V., who is
seeking health and happiness at that place.
Mr. and Mrs. ANANIAS BAKER left last week to spend the winter with their parents in Old Virginia...
Capt. COLLINS soon tired of the restaurant business in Peru, and has returned bag and baggage to Rochester. Mr. and Mrs. Collins are good people and we welcome them home.
Mr. CHAS JACKSON, so long the accommodating express agent for Rochester, has resigned and C. J. STRADLEY, Esq., has been appointed to fill the vacancy...
(The partnership of J. B. FEISER and J. G. HILL - known as FEISER & HILL - has been dissolved, Nov. 20, 1877, with J. B. Feiser continuing the business)
We are informed that Mr. JOHN F. ROBBINS of this place has had a severe
attack of the palsy, affecting the left half of his body, called Hemaphlegia.
Mr. JOHN KILLMER has bought back his drug store from D. LOUGH, Jr., who has retired from the business.
(Notice of Administration - WM. MATTHEWS appointed admr of the estate of JOHN
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, December 7, 1877
(Dr. J. T. GOUCHER, a Republican, has been appointed Postmaster at Leiter's Ford)
Mrs. CLELAND who has been receiving medical treatment at Chicago for some
weeks past for spinal disease, returned home the 30th of Nov. much improved in
her health and also in her eye sight.
Mr. J. F. ROBBINS who had an attack of palsy, is improving.
WEST END ROCHESTER TOWNSHIP
WILLIAM NICOLS, from Birmingham, has taken a lease of DAVID NEFF. He clears
40 acres and crops it four years.
SYLVESTER SPOHN has bid adieu to these parts and moved some where in Union township. This is the 3d time he has moved this fall, and the story goes that his chickens have become so accustomed to moving that when he gets ready to go they tumble over on their backs to be tied.
SAMUEL STURGEON and Miss ELLEN HAY were joined in holy wedlock last Thursday
Mother WAILS has been dangerously ill for some time. Dr. THOMAS attended her.
One of Mr. WILLIAM BRUGH's daughters is very sick with diphtheria.
Mr. CHRIST EDINGER's wife has been very ill, but is now gaining health.
SYLVESTER CHAMBERLAIN, Esq., of Dayton, Ohio, father of Capt. CHES.
CHAMBERLAIN, stopped here on his return from a western tour, Wednesday.
Capt. J. F. COLLINS has rented A. C. SHEPHERD's building, first door north of the Rochester Bank, and proposes to engage again in the restaurant and confectionery business
W. H. MATTINGLY and L. J. KITT have issued their prospectus for the Rochester INDEPENDENT which is expected to make its first appearance on Saturday the 15th inst.
Just before going to press we learn that Mrs. WILLIAM WOODS, in
Henry township, died very suddenly of consumption.
Mr. J. W. BLACK, ex-County Commissioner, takes charge of the POOR HOUSEe and farm to-day (Thursday), and MARK MOORE moves to his newly purchased farm.
Mr. S. W. BISHOP and family have returned from Arkansas....
Dr. and Mrs. HECTOR and WILLIE go on a brief visit to Cincinnati, next week, to see FRANK HECTOR and ED. HORTON, who are attending a Medical Institute there...
JAMES M. BEEBER has been commissioned as a postal route agent on the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago road, running from Crestline, Ohio to Chicago...
Last Friday noon Mr. B. S. LYON received a telegram from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, stating that his son, GEO. W., was dangerously ill with typhoid fever. It was too late for Mr. Lyon to go on the noon train. By evening Mrs. LYON concluded to go along and they went together on the night train. Before they arrived at Cedar Rapids a telegram was received here stating that George was dead. Another dispatch was received Sunday noon, by B. F. ERNSPERGER, informing the friends here that his body would not be brought to Rochester, but the funeral would take place there on Tuesday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. ERNSPERGER left on Monday and may not return until the last of this week. George was unmarried and the youngest son of the family, and being of a genial agreeable nature he was highly esteemed, not only by his parents and relatives generally, but by all who were personally acquainted with him. He was about 32 years of age, possessed a good business education and was what is generally termed well fixed in life. His death is a very severe blow to his aged parents, and spreads a gloom of sorrow over many hearts.
THOMAS WILSON, of Tolono, Ills., formerly of this place, is here on a week's visit among his old friends.
Mrs. KITT has removed to Rochester and will occupy her own residence on Jefferson street. AL PUGH moves to Mrs. SHEPHERD's residence on south Main street.
Mr. MARTIN REED, a wealthy and successful farmer of Richland township, has entered into copartnership with his son-in-law, Mr. J. B. FIESER, in the wagonmaking business, at the old stand of FIESER & HILL, on east Washington street....
Mrs. COOK and son, of Kewanna, will pass the winter at Mr. S. J. BARGER'S.
MARRIED - On the 29th ult., at the residence of Mr. MARTIN STURGEON, Mr. S. T. STURGEON and Miss ELLA HAY, all of this county, by Rev. A. BABCOCK. Mr. Sturgeon is a merchant at Leiter's Ford... Miss Hay is the daughter of Esq. HAY, one of the oldest and most respectable citizens of Aubbeenaubbee township....
(Notice of Appointment - DAVID RADER appointed admr of the estate of JAMES
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, December 14, 1877
ALLOWANCES Made by the Board of Commissioners of Fulton County, Indiana, at
their December Term, 1877:
JOHN B. McMAHAN, SAMUEL MILLER, WM. REAM, A. G. SINKS, B. F.
PORTER, ISAAC BLACKBURN, GEORGE W. NORRIS, JACKSON RICHARDSON, C.
CORNELIUS, D. C. SWENGER, E. T. REID, SAMUEL BALL, S. FRENDRAY,
JAMES WARE, KYRAN WALSH, H. B. APT, PETER BUSENBURG, D. LOUGH, Jr.,
EDWARD WENTZELL, GEORGE MYERS, B. A. EIDSON, FINLEY EMMONS, FREDERICK PACKER, JOHN W. DAVIS, MARTIN CATON, WM. A. WARD, J. F.
LEWIS, C. HOOVER, JACOB WHITTENBERGER, A. L. BAILEY, JACOB KEHRET,
GEORGE WAGONER, J. W. HEFFLEY, G. H. KILLEN & CO., O. P. WAITE,
VAL THOMPSON, FEDER & SILBERBERG, JESSE SHIELDS, M. DANZIGER, J.
DAWSON, J. F. FROMM, P. M. SHORE, V. ZIMMERMAN, Mrs. J. W. DAVIS,
J. S. RANNELLS, ERNSPERGER & JACKSON, N. J. CLYMER, Mrs. I. W.
HOLEMAN & SON, JAS. W. BRACKETT, ELLIOTT, LEITER & HICKMAN, GEORGE
EDWARDS, J. T. DOKE, R. N. RANNELLS & SON, J. B. ELLIOTT, FREDERICK
PETERSON, A. R. THOMPSON, J. Q. HOWELL, JOSEPH HARDING, WM. TRIBBETT, O. C. POLLEY, P. J. HARRIGAN, JAMES H. BUCHANAN, JOHN H. TONER, JOHN R. STALLARD, JESSE SHIELDS, JAMES KEELY, S. A. BARKDALL, C. W. CAFFYN, M. O. REES, G. H. KILLEN, SHEPHERD & DENISTON, A. NELLANS, MARK MOORE, HIRAM ANDERSON, E. H. WILSON, J. B. MOORE, WM. McMAHAN, MAJOR BITTERS & SON, BITTERS & DANIELS, WM. H. DAVIDSON, JOHN W. BLACK, GEORGE W. CARTER, MARTIN STURGEON, ENOCH MYERS.
Misses RETTA and METTA ELLIOTT were agreeably surprised last Friday evening
by a large number of their school mates of the fifth grade and their teacher,
Misses SARAH and ELLA McCARTER are having a two months visit among friends and relatives in the South part of the State.
H. B. SCOTT, Esq., our Isthmus correspondent, stopped here Monday, on his way to Thomasboro, Ills., to attend the funeral of his father.
L. M. SPOTTS, Esq., of this place, has contracted to furnish the I. P. & C. railroad company with 20,000 cross ties. Farmers having suitable timber can dispose of it at a fair price by calling on the above-named gentleman.
WEST DALBY receives quite a sum from the government as a pension, which is more of a curse than a blessing to him. Every dollar is spent for whiskey and other evils, and the only good that his money can do him is to help get him out of the way as quick as possible.
G. G. LONG has again got down to business and opened a shoe shop for the manufacture of all kinds of foot wear in the north room of Ernsperger & Jackson's new brick building. GRANT is a good workman...
Rev. SAMUEL WOOLPERT, a gentleman well known in this and Miami county, was murdered on the third of November, near Topeka, Kansas. He was going to town in a wagon and was met by a tramp who asked to ride, and being granted the privilege murdered Mr. Woolpert and hid his body in the woods. ... was not discovered and arrested until some two weeks ago, about which time the body of his victim was also found.
KARRIED. -At the residence of the bride's parents, south of Rochester, Tuesday, December 11th, 1877, by Rev. F. M. RULE, Mr. JAMES P. STINSON and Miss TENA PENCE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN PENCE. ... The happy couple took the first train for a wedding tour to Cincinnati and other cities....
JOHN BROCK is moving into Green Oak, this week, to go into blacksmithing.
DEATH OF GEO. W. LYON. The Cedar Rapids Daily REPUBLICAN of December 4th
contained four columns of matter pertaining to the death and burial of Mr. Geo.
W. Lyon, who was a son of Mr. and Mrs. B. S. LYON, and a brother to Mrs. F. B.
ERNSPERGER of this place... The following paragraphs are clipped from the
It again becomes our duty to record the coming of death in our midst, and taking therefrom one of the best and most respected of our citizens, Mr. Geo. W. Lyon. For three weeks the deceased had been sick with typhoid fever,... last Saturday afternoon, at half-past five o'clock, the spirit of our worthy friend returned to God who gave it.
Mr. Lyon came to Cedar Rapids nine years ago and engaged in the business of hats, caps and furs, and at the time of his death was an active member of the firm of GEO. W. LYON & CO., wholesale hats and caps, and of LYON & HOWELL, wholesale millinery. He was a public spirited gentleman, esteemed by all who knew him in commercial, social or moral circles.... (resolutions of respect, sgd by fifty-two of the business men of Cedar Rapids)
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, December 21, 1877
WEST END ROCHESTE TOWNSHIP
Our school at Burton is moving on smoothly without a jar. We have an enrollment of 47, all sizes and ages from 3 to 22.
Mr. JOHN F. ROBBINS who had an attack of paralysis some weeks since is
recovering very slowly.
Miss ALICE KILLMER, who has been sick nineteen weeks with typhoid fever, took a short ride on Sabbath last for the first time.
DIED. -About one o'clock on the 16th inst., Miss LOVEY MOHLAR, of typhoid fever.
Mr. T. C. VICKREY, of Richmond, Ind., a brother to Mr. P. VICKREY, of near
Akron, died very suddenly a few weeks ago. He was one of the most prominent
citizens of Richmond and his death is severely felt.
Messrs. STILES & COBB, the bedspring manufacturers, will hereafter make their headquarters principally at Peru... We are sorry to be deprived of the society and association of the above-named gentlemen. They are both congenial bachelors and have hosts of friends wherever they are known.
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Friday, December 28, 1877
JAMES KILLMER, who resides in Great Bend, Kansas, is visiting his afflicted
sister and friends here, at the present time... Our old friend, Capt. ROBT.
SHIELDS, is a resident of the vicinity of Great Bend, and sends his regards to
his many friends in Fulton county.
MARRIED. -On Thursday, 20th inst., at the residence of the bride, in Wayne township, by Rev. W. W. JONES, Mr. JOHN F. WILSON and Miss EMMA R. CARTER.
AUBBEENAUBBEE TOWNSHIP INSTITUTE, Leiter's Ford, Dec. 22, 1877: (Names mentioned) E. MYERS, Co., Supt., J. F. GOUCHER, N. D. ELLIS, BOYCE, MOON, MILLER, ALLEN, MINTON, Trustee G. J. BARGER.
Mr. HENRY SHADEL and family have moved on Mr. LOUIS ROUCH's farm.
The monument of Mr. COOK, deceased, near Kewanna, passed thro' here last week. We learn it is the finest Scotch Granite, costing $525. Its weight is 68,000 and five teams were required to draw it.
Our friend, Mr. N. D. ELLIS, has been very unfortunate. A few weeks ago he lost a valuable horse by disease, and last week its mate...
ORTON MITCHELL will leave for Notre Dame university some time during January.
He will be absent about nine months.
The law firm of SHRYOCK & CONNER has been dissolved by mutual consent. Mr. Conner joins his fortune with Mr. STURGEON and the firm name will hereafter be STURGEON & CONNER...
Mr. WILDERMAN who resides on the old STALLARD farm four miles south-east of town, is passing through a season of sore affliction. A few months ago his daughter HATTIE, who is just budding into womanhood, was quite sick for a while and grave fears were entertained for her reason, but with returning health her mental condition improved and it was believed that she had fully recovered. About two weeks ago Mrs. WILDERMAN was stricken down with typhoid fever and Hattie's symptoms of insanity returned. Both mother and daughter grew rapidly worse until Wednesday of last week, when the light of reason went out from the eyes of the daughter and the spirit of the mother wended its flight to worlds beyond the valley of the shadow of death. Mr. Wilderman has the heartfelt sympathy of all his neighbors. Mr. W. was formerly a resident of Kosciusko county.
ROBERT MOREHOUSE, a carriage trimmer, a kind of wandering bobolink, a dead beat, a board-bill jumper, who has been drinking forty-rod and playing smart generally around Rochester for three months, skipped out of town last week between two days, since which time several parties have been whistling for their pay, among whom can be numbered the proprietors of the SPY.
The marriage ceremony of Mr. JOHN H. PYLE, of Robison, Illinois, son of JAMES PYLE, Esq., of near Rochester, and Miss MOLLIE NEWHOUSE, will be pronounced at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. THOMAS NEWOUSE, just south of town, this (Thursday) evening, at 7:30 o'clock...
Mrs. ELIZABETH ROSE, a poor widow woman, died at her residence on Monroe street, Wednesday evening.
BEN M. ELLIOTT shipped 60,000 pounds of hides, Wednesday...
BENJ. F. MECHLING, of Hillsdale, Michigan, came home to spend Christmas with his friends...
MARRIED. -At the residence of HENRY SWARTZLANDER, in Henry township, on the 18th inst., by Rev. J. WHITTENBERGER, Mr. ALDEN B. ASHELMAN and Miss MALINDA SWARTZLANDER.
-At the residence of the bride's parents, southeast of town, Sabbath afternoon, December 23d, 1877, by Rev. N. L. LORD, Mr. FRANK F. MOORE, youngest son of GEO. and REBECCA MOORE, and Miss JENNIE McMAHAN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM McMAHAN. ...
FULTON COUNTY, INDIANA
ROCHESTER INDEPENDENT, Saturday, December 15, 1877
Published Every Saturday by MATTINGLY & KITT
Office temporarily located in the east room in Centennial block, Rochester, Indiana.
Vol. 1, Number 1
INTRODUCTORY (editorial) .... Respectfully, W. H. MATTINGLY, AL. J. KITT.
The INDEPENDENT office is temporarily located in the east room of the CENTENNIAL Block, with Mr. CHAS. P. HINMAN for landlord. In the course of a few weeks, after due announcement, we expect to remove to the COMMERCIAL Block, and run up our flag over the building owned by E. KIRTLAND, Esq., on the second floor...
Mrs. CATHERINE DAVIDSON, E. R. POWERS and A. C. MITCHELL were the first to
place their names upon the INDEPENDENT subscription books.
GEO. M. SARGENT, a former resident of this place, but who has been residing in Wisconsin for the past two years, returned to Rochester this week, and is looking around with a view to locating here again.
A. C. SHEPHERD, JOHN NELLANS, JOHN CATES and JOSEPH SIDMORE attended a conclave of the Knights Templar,... at Plymouth, Tuesday night.
For drunkenness, BILL TAYLOR reposed in the city bastile Tuesday night.
BILL WHITEFORD is running a boot and shoe shop in the room one door north of REES' furniture store...
One of the most important cases tried at the present term of the Circuit Court, was the case of the state vs JOHN ROLLINS, upon indictment for an assault and battery with intent to commit a rape on one MARY L. BUFFINGTON. The complaining witness is a little girl, 11 years old. The time and place of the offence, as fixed by witnesses in behalf of the state, was February 5th, 1877, upon a pathway leading from JACOB GROVE's dwelling to a school house in New Castle township, in this county. The trial lasted two days and a half. The defense was successfully conducted by SHRYOCK & CONNER. Much interest was manifested in the trial by the friends and neighbors of the accused and the news of his acquittal was received with expressions of joy.
Drs. ROBBINS & SUTTON... Main street, two doors north of the Post-office,
Dr. ANGUS BROWN... second story of Shields' building, Rochester, Indiana.
CALKINS & McCLARY, Attorneys at Law... Masonic building, Rochester, Indiana.
SHRYOCK & CONNER, Attorneys at Law... on Washington street, west of Main, Rochester, Ind.
ROCHESTER INDEPENDENT, Saturday, December 22, 1877
Miss ELLA KIRTLAND returned from Logansport Friday night, to spend holidays.
Three young men or boys, WESLEY CARTER, WILL CHINN and CHRIST ALDERMAN, skipped out for the far west Wednesday night....
Dr. DANZIGER has sold his stock of drugs to Mr. J. B. PELLENS, a young man but a druggist of ten years' experience...
The grand hunt... came off Thursday...It was participated in by Dr. McCONNEREY, V. H. DANIELS, J. S. SLICK, PAUL DORSCH, GEO. EILIOTT, GEO. KILLAM, and G. VANSKIKE, with L. R. LINKENHELT as captain; and I. W. BROWN, L. E. RANNELLS, E. CALKINS, T. J. McCLARY, L. M. MONTGOMERY, WM. FERGUSON and WILL RES, with JOHN P. MYERS for captain.
ESSICK & HOLEMAN, Attorneys at Law... corner of Main and Pearl street...
Dr. M. M. REX (dentist)... one door north of Ernsperger & Jackson's Store, upstairs, Rochester, Indiana.
ROCHESTER INDEPENDENT, Saturday, December 29, 1877
Mrs. MINNIE HUGHSTON, of Michigan City, is visiting with her friends here.
Dr. SCOTT RANNELLS, of Monterey, took a hand in the Masquerade, Christmas Eve.
Mr. JOHN PYLE and Miss MOLLIE NEWHOUSE, daughter of THOS. NEWHOUSE, were married last Thursday evening.
ED. CALKINS, WM. TRIBBITT, JAS. KEELY and HUDSON STILES...
solicited subscriptions ... $62... for ... the poor of Rochester...
Mrs. ELIZABETH ROSE died at her residence in this place last
Wednesday evening, of consumption. She was aged about 45 years...
MARRIED. -At the residence of the bride's father, 2-1/2 miles south east of Rochester, Sunday afternoon, Dec. 23, 1877, by Rev. N. L. LORD, Mr. FRANK F. MOORE and Miss JENNIE V. McMAHAN. ... On Monday... reception... at the residence of the bridegroom's father, ... relations and friends from Wabash, Peru, Lincoln and this place....
(Petit Jurors) JOHN RUSH, JOHN A. BARNETT, ANDREW BARGER, WM. T. BUTLER, WM. H. GREEN, JOHN WINN, WM. BEMENDERFER, SAMPSON ELY, EDWARD McLOCHLIN, ISIAH ALDAFFER, BENJAMIN GREEN and E. M. BUSSERT.
The following cases of "doubling up" have occurred this month: JOHN J. ZECHIEL and SARAH J. STAMM. JAMES P. STINSON and CHRISTENA PENCE. CHAS. DAVIS and ALICE PRINCE. WM. R. WILHELM and LAVINA COOPER. ALDEN K. ASHELMAN and MALINDA SWARTZLANDER. JOHN F. WILSON and EMMA R. CARTER. HENRY D. HOWELL and IDA E. CLELAND. EMANUEL ROUCH and EMMA V. SHELTON. WM. TUTTLE and JEANNETTA SPENCER. JOHN VANKIRK and ELLEN WAGONER. JOHN M. LONG and EMMA E. VANMETER. JONATHAN BIXLER and AMANDA LUCAS. URIAH SMITH and HARRIET M. RICHARDSON. LEROY ARMSTRONG and LUCINDA J. LEAR. FRANK F. MOORE and JENNIE V. McMAHAN. JOHN PYLE and MARY NEWHOUSE.
J. B. EMMONS is being seriously tormented with the typhoid fever.