The Rochester Sentinel




1880 - 1885










Wendell C. Tombaugh











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The Rochester Sentinel


Saturday, January 3, 1880

The Sentinel Published every Saturday by A. T. BITTERS.

The Sentinel was twenty-three years old on the first day of the year.

Mrs. L. E. RANNELLS gave birth to a child yesterday that had but a short existence.

Ed ALSPACH returned from Oregon yesterday. He has spent several years in that distant State, but will probably make this county his home again.

A. S. BLUE and Mollie McMANNIS, both of Newcastle township were married at Plymouth on Tuesday of this week. They are excellent young people . . . .

Cal. KNOPP got a new Years present that he prizes very highly. He went to Logansort this week and was presented with the hand of Miss Flora E. PATTON. They were married on Thursday morning and returned to this place the same day where they are receiving the hearty congratulations of their friends.

All of the property of the ASHTON bankrupt estate was sold at auction last Saturday. Ashton's home residence was purchased by Prof. W. J. WILLIAMS. A. C. SHEPHERD got a building site on Main street opposite the Court house and A. C. COPELAND purchased the safe used by Ashton for banking purposes. . . .

About noon on Wednesday of this week, R. C. WALLACE, deputy sheriff of this county, was seen going eastward at a rapid gait. . . . Arriving at Akron he soon found the object of his search and took her before Rev. Jacob WHITTENBERGER, where they attachment that has long existed between himself and Maggie DAVIS was more firmly cemented by an appropriate marriage ceremony. . . . Both are young people. . . .

We have not seen a happier man than Jim ALSPAUCH. It is a girl. (Tamarack Corner item)

Willie GILCHRIST has a new wife, his is happy. (Salina item)

Saturday, January 10, 1880

Allen SINGER, a worthy citizen of Kewanna was buried at that place on Thursday.

John RICHTER, one of the pioneers of this county, died at his residence in Henry township last Sunday. He was 77 years, 3 months and 20 days of age. His bereaved wife, quite an aged lady, is not expected to recover from the sickness now upon her.

Mr. Robert McCRACKEN, from Bellefountaine, Ohio, is visiting his sister, Mrs. D. W. LYON, and while here wil also give his attention to the purchase of horses and mules for the southern market. . . .

Saturday, January 17, 1880

James S. CHAPIN of this place and Nora RENO of Wabash, were married recently, the exact date to us being unknown. . . .

Eight STREET LAMPS have been erected. . . . South street from Main to the depot is now well lighted. . . . .

Saturday, January 24, 1880

Mrs. Malinda RICHTER, one of the pioneer mothers of this county, died at her residence in Henry township, on Friday of last week. She was 71 years, 2 months and 22 days old. Her husband died but a short time ago and she has gone to join him in the land of peace and rest.

Saturday, January 31, 1880

Miss Bessie ZINSHEIMER, of Cincinnati, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Jacob ROSENBERG.

David GUISE and Etta HARRIS both of this county, were married at the M.E. parsonage, Kewanna, on last Saturday evening by Rev. A. B. BRUNER.

Mr. and Mrs. Obed ALLEN returned on Wednesday from Bellefontaine, Ohio, where they have been visiting and helping to celebrate the golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Homer ALLEN, brother of our townsman.

George R. McKEE will sell his personal property at public sale on the 10th of next month and with his family depart for Missouri about the first of March. George is an old settler in this county and many will be sorry to see him leave.

Edmund HUNTER, a gentleman who had been a resident of this and Marshall county for the past twenty-eight years, died very suddenly on Thursday of last week at the residence of A. W. HENDRICKS in this city. The deceased was 71 years, 3 months and 21 days old.

Died, a small child of George RUSLIS. The funeral took place on Saturday last. A little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. FRIDNER. No particulars known. (Kewanna item)

Died, in Richland township, of Typhoid fever, January 28th, 1880, Mrs. Maranda A. DREW, aged 26 years, 1 months and 27 days.

Married, at the residence of Mrs. ONETH, in Richland township, January 27, 1880, by Rev. D. J. PONTIUS, Mr. Thomas L. ADAMSON and Miss Elizabeth ONETH, both of Rochester. . . . .

Austin WHITTENBERGER has traded his farm of 160 acres in Kansas to Newton ROBINSON for his farm of 80 acres near this place. Whittenberger pays a difference of sixteen hundred dollars. Robinson will emigrate the first of March. (Akron item)

Saturday, February 7, 1880

Mr. STIBBS is visiting his daughter, Mrs. F. H. GRAHAM at this place. (Kewanna item)

One of the bright little twins, treasures of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. ORR, of this city, died on Wednesday. It was about eighteen months old.

Al G. PUGH, foreman of this office, was called to Logansport on Wednesday to attend at the bedside of his dying mother whose age is 78 years.

Jacob ABBOTT, one of the good farmers of this township, will dispose of his personal property next Friday, and in company with a Mr. SHELTON, his son-in-law, will soon start for southeastern Kansas where they intend to make their future home.

Saturday, February 14, 1880

This Wednesday being the 50th birthday of our esteemed citizen, J. W. BRANTHOFFER, a goodly number of the Odd Fellows and other friends of the family were invited to visit and partake of a sumptuous feast prepared by Mrs. B. which was cheerfully responded to. (Kewanna item)

Died at his home, near Tiosa, on February 8th, 1880, of typhoid fever, James W. [PERSCHBACHER], son of John and Mary PERSCHBACHER, aged 21 years. Within the past two weeks death has visited those parents and removed from their sight two of their children. . . .

Word has been received of the death of Isaiah SLICK, formerly a resident and prudent farmer of Union township but for the past few years a citizen of California.

Mrs. Phebee PUGH, mother of Mr. Al. G. PUGH, of this place, died at her residence in Logansport, on Thursday morning and was buried yesterday afternoon. The deceased was 78 years of age and highly esteemed by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance.

William H. SICKMAN and Miss Clara STURGEON were married last Saturday evening at the residence of the bride's mother, in this city, by Rev. F. M. RULE. . . .

Bill JOHNSON is again in jail on a charge of stealing cigars from one of the confectionery stands. This is the third time within a year that he has been in durance vile for larceny. His natural propensity for picking up things that do not belong to him will land him in the penitentiary in due time. He has had his trial and been acquitted.

The notorious Jake ZORTMAN who is well known to all the peace officers of this place and is quite familiar with the interior appearance of the calaboose, was married last Saturday to a Miss [Eva] SPENCER, the legal portion of the ceremony being performed by Esquire WALLACE. . . . .

Saturday, February 21, 1880

Died:- Jacob WENTZEL, on the 10th February, aged about 70 years; also Jas. BEATTIE, at his home near Marshtown, aged about 35 years. He left a large motherless family. (Kewanna item)

Bail. PALMER is agent for CLOUD BROS. of Lincoln, for the purchase of old iron and is now canvassing the southern part of this country for that purpose. (Mud Lake item)

Dave HOOBLER has secured a mill seat one mile and a half south of the Fulton county line, on the Range line road. He will saw railroad ties by wholesale when he gets set up in his new location.

Mr. (-----) BAXTER and Miss Sarah GOOD were married one day or evening last week, and as a consequence every old maid in the country is on the warpath looking out for a husband. Reason why, Mr. Baxter is about twenty or twenty-two years old while his wife is all of thirty-seven; hence, it is enough to awaken a delicious hope in the breast of the most despondent old maid.

Since Oscar DECKER has become one of the fathers of the country, he is the proudest man in town. It is a fine healthy boy.

Mr. Charles GLASS and Miss Amy RICHTER were married at the residence of the bride's parents in this city, on Thursday evening, by Rev. S. F. HERSHEY. Both parties are well and favorably known here and are great favorites with all, especially of their numerous young associates. The groom is the accommodating and expert telegraph operator for the railroad company at this place and the bride a handsome daughter of our townsman Frank RICHTER. . . . The happy couple started on the late train the same evening of their marriage for a visit to the friends of the groom at Knightstown. . . . .

Saturday, February 28, 1880

Mr. Ed. HATTERY and Miss [Vena?] BRIGGS were married at the residence of the bride's parents in Miami county, last Sunday.

Mr. Joseph A. HOWLAND started last Tuesday on a visit to Delphi and Rensselaer. Mr. Howland has a daughter living in Delphi and another in Rensselaer. . . . .

Died:- A son of Mr. C. BROWN's aged about 7 years. Dropsy was the complaint. (No. 17 item)

John MYERS is "pap" of a bouncing boy.
Died:- Miss Effie BEATTIE, on Thursday last, age 16 years.
- Wesley TROUTMAN, residing east of this place on Sunday last, aged 23 yrs. He was married to Miss BARSLINE on February 9th, 1879 and had been sick but a few days at the time of his death. (Kewanna items)

On, or about the evening of the 14th, John ROLLINS, a hearty young man, living a half mile south of the Baptist church, was taken sick with intermittent fever which soon brought on typhoid fever. He grew rapidly worse and died on Saturday night, last. He was twenty years old. His relatives have the sincere sympathy of the entire community. (Notes From the Line)

Mrs. [Jane M.] KERSHNER, wife of Jonathan KERSHNER, died at her residence in Wayne township on Friday of last week. The deceased was 54 years of age and a lady highly respected by all her neighbors. [Jane M., wife of J., died February 20, 1880, age 55y-?m-23d; bur Bauman cem, Wayne twp]

J. B. YEAGLEY, formerly a resident of this county is the patentee of a window lock on which he has already realized a hamdsome fortune and has only had it in the market a short time. . . .

Died:- Mrs. [Mary E.] SCHAAF will be buried today at 2 p.m. [Mary E. Schaaf, wife of Josahp SCHAAF, died February 27, 1880, age 37y-3m-19d; bur Rochester I.O.O.F. cem]
Mrs. [Mary E. SCHAAF, wife of Joseph SCHAAF, living on the Michigan road, just north of town, died yesterday morning, leaving an almost helpless husband and seven small children in a still worse condition. Many remember the accident that befell Mr. Schaaf a few years ago falling through a bridge and sustaining injuries that has prevented him from performing hard labor from that time to the present. His deceased wife has also been in feeble health for a long time, yet she was the main support for her dependent family. The seven children range in age from one to fourteen years, the youngest being twins. Here is an excellent opportunity for the charitably inclined to show their christian virtues in relieving the wants and diestress of a worthy and helpless family.

A case that has been pending between L. R. LINKELHELT and R. N. RANNELLS for a year or more has just been determined. [Rannells, guardian of Ida PORTER was sued by her husband, L. R. Linkenhelt. Judgment for plaintiff for $3,860].

Saturday, March 6, 1880

Died: -On Wednesday, February 25, 1880, Mrs. Melissa CHAPIN, wife of R. B. CHAPIN aged 40 years, 11 months, and 20 days. Funeral services at Five Corners M.E. church on Thursday at 2 o'clock P.M., by Rev. R. J. SMITH. The family have the sympathy of the entire community.
-The wife of Thomas J. LONG was buried at the Five Corners cemetery on Saturday, February 21st. Mrs. Long was about 22 years of age.

Married: -On Saturday, February 28th, at the residence of the bride's mother in Liberty township, by Rev. W. J. B. FINNEMORE, assisted by the Rev. W. H. HOOVER, Mr. George BELL and Miss Bettie BROWN. . . . .

A bouncing boy put in appearance at the residence of Ben HEILBRUN early Monday morning. . ..

Arthur LYNCH and Lydia HAIMBAUGH, daughter of David HAIMBAUGH, were married at the residence of the bride's parents last Saturday, by Rev. A. V. HOUSE.

Died: -An aged colored woman, named CHEETAM, died in this place on Wednesday. She was in very destitute circumstances as is the family with which she lived. A Democrat circulated a subscription paper for the purpose of raising funds to pay her funeral expenses and relieve the wants of the family. . . .

Wayne township lost a good citizen by the death of James W. BEATTIE, which occurred on the 14th of February. He had long been a resident of that township and was universally respected by all who knew him. The deceased was 44 years of age. To add to the grief of the family and sorrow of the community, Effie [BEATTIE], a charming daughter, 16 years of age and just budding into womanhood, followed her father across the dark river within a week after his death. It is a sore affliction for the survivors of the family.

Wm. HULING, one of the pioneer farmers of Henry township died at his residence on Thursday at about 10 o'clock a.m. His funeral will take place at 10 o'clock today at the Omega church. Mr. Huling has been a resident of that township for thirty-five years and has always been regarded as a very worthy member of society. By economy and great industry he gathered together a fair share of this world's goods and was prepared to enjoy the sunset of his life when he was attacked with typhoid pneumonia and called away. He was a strong Republican and was elected by his party Justice of the Peace which office he held at the time of his death.

Saturday, March 13, 1880

No event that has occurred in Rochester for a long time has attracted more general attention than the long published Jeaish wedding in which Mr. Gustave MOSES and Miss Minnie ALLMAN, both of this place, were the contracting parties. The ceremony took place at Opera Hall on Wednesday evening of this week . . .[lengthy story - out-of-town guests listed]

A dainty little lady made her appearance at the house of C. BUSH, in Tiosa and concluded to make it her future home.

We learn of several deaths that occurred in [Leiters Ford] vicinity last week. Mrs.[Leander] [Susan E.] RAMSEY and Mrs. [J. F.] [Rose W.] SAXON both departed this life on the 7th inst. Also a small child of Mr. G. RARICK's on Saturday 6th, being two of the same family in less than a month.

'Tis a boy, that resides with Dave McCOY. (Kewanna item)

Died: -Mrs. Ellen RAMSEY, daughter of Ambrose TROUTMAN, died at her home near Leiters Ford last Sunday evening.
-Mrs. [Martha A.] BISHOP died at her home near Round Lake last Wednesday evening. [Martha A. Bishop, wife of D. BISHOP, died March 3, 1880, at age 52y-8m-13d; bur Grass Creek cem, Wayne twp]

Died: -Mace EMMONS, son of Finley EMMONS, died in Richland township on Monday. He was about thirty years of age and wonderfully deformed from his youth.

At the M.E. parsonage, by Rev. F. M. RULE, Thursday afternoon, Mr. George COMPTON, of Star City, and Miss Susan KNEBLE, of Kewanna, were united in the bonds of matrimony.

Nearly four years ago J. P. MICHAEL married Miss Lida SAMUELS and immediately started for Texas. This week he returned. He had been quite fortunate in business matters but not so favored in domestic relations. The bride who accompanied him he left buried in the Lone Star State, where she died a few months ago and left an interesting babe which was brought back by the father.

Died, March 7th, 1880, at her residence in Richland township, Margret ORMSBEE, wife of Joseph B. ORMSBEE. The deceased was born in Jefferson county, Ohio, February 4th, 1844. She came with her parents, Samuel C. and Ruth WRIGHT to this county in November, 1847; was married to Joseph B. Ormsbee February 20th, 1869, aged 36 years, 1 month and 3 days. The funeral services took place at Sand Hill school house last Sunday 10 o'clock a.m. The service was conducted by Rev. Eli ROGERS. . . . The sympathy and respect for the deceased was attested by the vastness of the procession that followed her remains to their last resting place.

A sorrowful affliction has come upon a family named ROLLINS, living a short distance east of Bloomingsburg. Within ten days a father and two sons have been removed by death, and at this time a daughter is lying very low and expected to follow her father and brothers. The father's age we did not learn but the brothers were respectively [John ROLLINS] 20/22 and [George ROLLINS] 22/24 years old. Lung fever is what did the work and brought such sorrow and distress in that once happy family.

Died, in Newcastle township, March 6, 1880, of congestion of the brain, Martha Arilla (HAMLET], daughter of Charles and Ellen HAMLET, aged 6 months and 9 days.

But few persons have a wider circle of friends in this and adjoining counties than Mr. and Mrs. Wm. CRAVEN. Until recently they had been residents of Rochester for many years. At present they are living at Niconza, Miami county. On the 30th of this month will occur their 50th or golden wedding anniversary and it is their purpose to return here to celebrate it. They will make headquarters at the WALLACE HOUSE where the social party will be held.

Saturday, March 20, 1880

Mondo GAST is the proud father of a young ten pound shoemaker which called at the family fireside recently. (Akron item)

A new dish washer made its appearance at Sterling SCOTT's.

About seventy-five friends and relatives assembled at the residence of Mr. O. NEFF's last Sunday to witness the marriage of Mr. Daniel WILDERMUTH to Miss Emma NEFF. The ceremony was performed about 12 o'clock and after receiving the congtratulations of their many friends were all invited to the dining room where a table was fairly groaning under the luxuries of the land, and freely partook of the same. The bride and groom are esteemed young people and have many friends who wish them all the comforts this world affords.

Everybody regrets the departure of Ches. CHINN, the very accommodating and efficient deputy postmaster. He has served long, faithfully and well . . . . He has gone to Nebraska where he will engage in the book and stationery trade.

A boy made his appearance at Bob SINNOTT's last week. (Kewanna item)

David COOPER and Wm. FERGUSON have formed a partnership in the hardware business under the firm name of COOPER & FERGUSON.

A letter received from Jap TRUE, who recently went to Kansas, states that he is well pleased with his new home. He is one of the very few who traded good property here for western lands that he had never seen that is satisfied . . . .

Saturday, March 27, 1880

Hank PHILLIPS is happy; it's a boy. (Harrisburg item)

A female traveler took supper at Jim WARE's and since refused to leave. (Kewanna item)

THOMPSON and KEWNEY will have their Foundry and Machine shop in active operation in course of a few weeks.

J. B. FULTZ of Whitehall, Michigan, and formerly a resident of this county, has been visiting among his relatives and friends here for the past week.

Death entered the household of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. FROMM on Thursday and took from the family circle, Eliza [FROMM], their youngest daughter, aged two years. The funeral occurred yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Lutheran church, Rev. C. A. GERMANN, of Peru, conducting the services.

A three year old son of Benjamin KOCKENDAFER, living four miles east of town, died last Saturday of Diphtheria.

John SALES, a well-to-do farmer and prominent Democrat of Aubbeenaubbee township, died on Wednesday of this week.

A. D. MURRAY of Cass county and Miss Hannah DIVELY of this county were married by Rev. F. M. RULE, at the M.E. parsonage last Thursday.

John GIEK, a German farmer, living five miles west of town died last Saturday of typhoid fever. He came from the Kingdom of Wertemburg and has been a respectable citizen of this country for 24 years.

Daniel OBERDORFF died at Marshtown on Monday. He was 65 years of age and highly respected by the citizens of that little village and the surrounding country. His wife, an aged lady is the only relative he leaves to mourn for him.

Last Tuesday was Sam KEELEY's 44th birthday anniversary. . . .

Married: -At the residence of the bride's parents, March 18th, 1880, by Rev. J. T. KEESEY, Mr. Benjamin C. GREGORY and Miss Anna BURROWS, all of this county.
-On last Sunday, at the residence of Andrew OLIVER, by Rev. J. T. KEESEY, Mr. Peter J. STINGLEY and Miss Mary A. EIKELBERNER, all of this county.
-Orange K. GROVE and Miss Belle ALLEN, both of Newcastle township, were married on Thursday evening of last week, Elder McGRAW officiating.

Saturday, April 3, 1880

The funeral of little Harry Hoover REES, whose death is noted in another column, took place at the home of the bereaved parents, Wednesday of this week. Although but one year, 9 months and 23 days old at death, he gave great promise of future brightness. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. M. WORK. The parents have the sympathy of the community in their sad bereavement.

Died, at the residence of his father, Samuel URBIN, aged 18 years. (Kewanna item)

A child of Mr. and Mrs. M. O. REES died on Tuesday morning and was buried on Wednesday. Brain fever was the cause of its death.

A son of Mrs. TOWNSEND died in this city and was taken to Fulton for interment, yesterday. It was a sad sight to see the hearse containing the corpse in a snow white casket, and the funeral procession wending its way through the mud and heavy rain storm, to the city of the dead, nine miles away.

Ellis WILSON, formerly a resident of this place but for the past few years a citizen of Wabash county, came to his death in a horrible manner at Terre Haute on Friday of last week. He had engaged to a railroad company to do carpenter work and had gone to Terre Haute to begin his labors. Walking on the railroad track within the limits of the city, he was run over by a switch engine and both of his legs horribly mangled and cut off close to his body. In that condition he lived for four days and was well taken care of by the railroad company but his life could not be saved. Mr. Wilson's habits while a resident of this place are well known and need not be spoken of. After going to Wabash he reformed, and for a considerable time did a prosperous business as proprietor of one of the hotels, but his old appetite for strong drink again got the mastery of him and he sunk as low as he had been at any time while a citizen of Rochester. His family removed to North Manchester where it now is and he became a wanderer. It is said, however, that a short time previous to his death he had "braced up" and left off drinking and was going to work to redeem his past wasted life as fully as possible. His treatment of his family had been so notoriously bad that his wife and daughters refused to visit him in his affliction. He was a man of great nerve and refused to be put under the influence of opiates during the amputation of his limbs and the dressing of his wounds.

Mrs. CALHOUN died yesterday afternoon at the residence of I. O'BLENIS. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock this p.m.

Saturday, April 10, 1880

Lou HAND starts for Kansas next Tuesday, with a view of making that State his future home. Lou is a young man of moral habits . . . .

Mr. Levi POWNELL disposed of his real estate. . . . He will also sell all of his personal effects on Monday, April 19th, and then start for Nebraska.

Ed. ODAFFER has sold his peanut stand to Uncle John KILMER. (Kewanna item)

Another boy at Hick PHILLIPS. (Kewanna item)

Saturday, April 17, 1880

On Tuesday of this week Ed. CALKINS sold his valuable farm near town to a Mr. DILLON, of Marshall county. The same evening he started for Kansas and a tour through the West to look up a location for a future residence. . . .

Joe CANNON is as happy as need be over the appearance of a girl at his residence. (Kewanna item)

Jeremiah WINDBIGLER and wife of Sabette Co., Kansas, are visiting old friends in this region. Mr. W. and family lived in this township and they have hosts of friends and relatives here yet. They expect to remain her a portion of the summer. (Bloomingsburg item)

John FENSTEMAKER, a gentleman who recently came to town from the country and purchased Jap. TRUE's draying outfit, died on Tuesday.

Saturday, April 24, 1880

A young man by the name of GILBERT died at the residence of A. BLOSSER, last Sunday morning. It seems that he went to Rochester last Saturday and drank a large quantity of whisky from the effects of which he died.
Married, at the residence of the bride's father, William WEBERLING and [Mary] Jane URBE by Esq. GRAHAM, on April 13th, 1880. (Kewanna items)

Mr. Lawson NOYER has gone to Rochester to read Blackstone with ESSICK & HOLMAN.

Mr. and Mrs. LINKENHELT's babe, three months old, died last Sunday and was buried on Monday.

From what we can learn, the visit of Ed. CALKINS to the West means something more than a trip to find a new home for himself and family. He sacrificed his farm and with the small amount he realized from its sale, he left for Kansas, and from what we can learn, has not been heard from since he left, ten days ago. This week his brother came from Ohio and has been assisting Mrs. Calkins in disposing of her personal property and packing up such as she intends keeping. It is further said that Mrs. C. is going to make her home in Wabash with a relative. Speculation is rife as to what all these mysterious movements mean.

Mr. Oscar L. WILDER and Miss Sophronia A. HATFIELD, promised in the presence of interested witnesses to live as husband and wife 'till separated by death. Oscar is a young man of good habits and of genial nature, and if we are not mistaken, has secured a good wife. They were married last Sunday in Richland township at the home of the bride's parents, Rev. WORK officiating . . . .

A sad death occurred in the western portion of this county on last Saturday night . . . . Last Saturday a Mr. BLASSER came to town in his wagon for the purpose of doing some trading. Among other purchases made was that of a gallon of whisky, secured in a jug. While in town he met a young man named GILBERT who formerly lived in the neighborhood with Blasser. Gilbert proposed to go home with him . . . . They had proceeded but a short distance out of town when Blasser remembered that he had forgotten an errand in town and returned to attend to it, leaving Gilbert in charge of the team and jug of whisky . . . . drank about three pints of it . . . . On Sunday morning he was found dead in bed. He was buried at the Leiters Ford grave-yard on Monday . . . . Gilbert was about 16 years old and not given to drink . . . .

A little stranger put in an appearance at the residence of Johnny NELLANS last Monday. Johnny is the deputy county treasurer . . . He was too proud of his first born - a girl - to abandon it for all the wealth in the county.

Saturday, May 1, 1880

Jesse SMITH, a former music teacher of this place, ended his life of single blessedness not long since.
Asa BAILY, of Aubbeenaubbee township, died at his residence last Friday aged 35 years. (Kewanna items)

J. P. YEAGLEY, formerly a Fulton county citizen has been nominated by the Greenbackers as a candidate for Secretary of State. The Prohibition party nominated Jerry LEITER as their candidate for Auditor of State. Fulton county is coming to the front in the way of producing State candidates.

This office is in receipt of a letter from Ed. CALKINS. It was written, "On the road in Montgomery county, Kan." dated April 26th and mailed at Independence, Kan. on the 28th. He says that he is on the way, with several others, for the San Juan gold-diggings in New Mexico. He further says that he is bound to "make" for being now "broke" he cannot do any thing else. . . .

Joseph W. BEEBER has departed this life. For a year past he had been in feeble health, at times unable to leave his bed. But for the past few weeks he seemed to be improving so that he was able to be on the streets every day. On the day of his death he had shown unusual strength and indications of health; demonstrating forcibly to us the fact that, "In the midst of life we are in death."
Mr. B. was born in Lycoming Co., Penn., February 16th, 1838; came to this county and this place in 1854 at the age of 16. He has been a resident of Rochester ever since except the time of service in the late Rebellion. He entered the service in August, 1862 - was in the 87th Ind. Infantry of which Col. K. G. SHRYOCK had command - a member of company F, under command of Capt. LONG and of which Mr. Beeber was Lieutenant, having been promoted from the rank of Sergeant, the rank he held when the company was organized. With reference to his war record, we will let Col. Shryock speak in another place.
During the service he was in a number of engagements. He was wounded through both thighs at Chicamaugua, but this did not put him down. Later he was taken prisoner while on duty, but by a strategic movement escaped his capturers before they reached any prison pen. Following his escape he laid several nights in the swamps of South Carolina where he developed nasal catarrh which was one of the causes leading to his death. At the close of the war he returned to Rochester where he was too well known to need any special mention as a citizen. He died at his home April 27th, 1880, at the age of 42 years, 2 months and 9 days. He was the fourth son in a family of nine children of whom three brothers and one sister are now dead. The mother has also been dead for some years.
He was married to Miss Hattie DAVIS, May 24th, 1874. Two children have been born to them - one son and one daughter. The infant son preceded its father to the spirit world. In the family he has been a faithful husband to a faithful wife. The large concourse of his comrades and friends at his funeral, and the great respect shown his memory in his burial are a fitting eulogy to his character. The funeral took place at the Presbyterian church on Thursday, April 29th. The services were conducted by Rev. A. M. WORK, assisted by Rev. F. M. RULE and Rev. N. L. LORD. . . . .
Mr. B. was a member of both the Odd Fellows and the Masonic fraternities, and to these are due great credit for the kindly attentions paid to their brother and his family in sickness and bereavement. The Odd Fellows order had charge of the burial.
Col. K. G. Shryock, of the 87th Regt. has this to say of the deceased:
Joseph W. Beeber was a member of Co. F, 87th. Regt. Indiana Vol. Was mustered into the service August 9th, 1862, ranked as Sergeant, was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant and served to the close of the war, was an efficient officer, a faithful and brave soldier, always willing and ready for duty, participated in all the battles in which his Regt. was engaged, and was wounded at Chicamauga. He was justly proud of his soldier record, and although suffering from the effects of his wound and broken health on account of exposures incident to army life, he only applied for a pension at the urgent solicitations of his friends. The period of his soldier life was without a blemish, as has been his life as a citizen.

Saturday, May 8, 1880

Married, April 22, 1880, by Rev. N. L. LORD, Mr. Eli WINN to Miss Alice ROGERS. Mr. Winn is quite a young man of good moral habits, untarnished character, while his bride is a lady well worthy a good husband. May joy, peace and plenty always be theirs is the wish of the writer. (String Town item)

A sad accident happened four miles northwest of here last Saturday morning. It appears that a young man, sixteen years old, SKELTON by name, whose parents live near Logansport, was hauling manure, and from some cause the team became frightened and started to run, the wagon passing over his breast, killing him in a few minutes. He was taken to Logansport for interment. (Kewanna item)

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob ROSENBERG celebrated their wooden wedding on Tuesday evening. There was a large party and many presents of wood.

Invitations for the marriage of Mr. Maier LEVI and Miss Bertha HEILBRUN are out. The wedding will take place on Wednesday, June 2d, at the Opera Hall and every preparation is being made to make it the most brilliant affair that has ever occurred in Rochester.

Saturday, May 15, 1880

Billy KILLEN is going West next week to grow up with the country. He will probably make a halt at the silver mines in Colorado.

Miss Tillie BROUILLETTE, an estimable young lady and long a resident of this city, went to Vincennes on Thursday which place she will make her future home. She has many friends and acquaintances here who regret the change she has made.

E. P. COPELAND has severed his connection with the Rochester bank and talks some of locating in Chicago. . . . .

Charley WISE, for several years a citizen of this place but for the past two years a resident of Colorado, came home last week to visit his family who have remained here during his absence. He reports that he has done a profitable business at his trade, that of bricklaying, and when he returns, which will be next week he will engage in the mercantile trade. His family will follow him to his new home in a short time.

Saturday, May 22, 1880

A distressing occurrence by which a bright little boy between three and four years of age met with a horrible death, took place near Fulton on Friday of last week. The facts as near as we have been able to learn them are as follows: The child killed was the son of Mathias STINGLEY who met his death only a few months ago by his team running away and throwing him out of the wagon against a fence. His widow and children live at the above named place near by which is a school house. This little boy being too young to attend the school was left to play about the school building and in the house yard and road. On the day mentioned he was playing about the school house at an hour when school was in session. With no one about to guard him, he climbed over a fence into a field in which was a vicious ram. He was hardly over until the ram "made for him" giving him a terrible butting. The little fellow made great exertions to retreat from his enemy and was partially over the fence when the fatal work was done. With the little fellow's hands upon the fence trying to escape, the ram continued butting him in the back, jamming him against the fence until life was extinct. While all this was going on, the young man in charge of the school only a few rods away, heard the cries of distress of the child but did not go to learn the cause of its screams until too late to save its life. It is a great affliction to the family that only a few months ago was so greatly bereaved.

Died: At her residence in Union township, last Sunday, Miss Pauline ENGLE, aged 20 years; also Mrs. Amanda RISTLER at her residence in Wayne township, aged 80 years. (Kewanna item)

Mrs. [Lyman P.] [Eliza E. ROBBINS] ORMSBY, sister of Doctor ROBBINS, died at her home in Richland township on Tuesday and was buried on Wednesday. [died May 17, 1880, age 58y-5m-28d; bur Sand Hill cem, Richland twp]

G. W. TIPTON, recently removed from Newcastle township to this place, has been admitted to practice at the bar of the Fulton circuit court. Mr. T. returned from the West some time ago where he had been engaged in the newspaper business and practicing law. He is a worthy gentleman and is an honorable acquisition to the bar.

Geo. S. STANTON, formerly one of Fulton county's brightest youths, now publisher of the Journal at Decatur, Adams Co., gave us a friendly call on Wednesday. He had been married the day previous to Miss Fannie TURNER, at Decatur, and was on his way to visit his parents who reside at Akron. . . . . .

Fulton county is full of inventors. Many valuable patents have been worked out and perfected by the genius of her mechanics. The last brought to notice is an invention by Conrad SAYGER for fastening belts for machinery. The old plan is to tie them together with strong leather strings but his device which consists of a small metal clasp is much better and cheaper. It has been patented and although not yet brought before the public very prominently, he has had two responsible offers of $20,000 for his invention. . . . .

Saturday, May 29, 1880

Amos HUTCHISON and family have abandoned the sunny prairies of Kansas and are back in the heavy timber once more. They arrived at this place last Wednesday. They report Thomas MEREDITH, who lives in Butler county, Kansas, as being, with his family hale, hearty and in the best of spirits. Kansas seems to be with quite a number rather an experimental farming country. (Newcastle item)

Henry DITIMIRE has sold his interest in the Bloomingsburg mills to Dr. CLYMER and we suppose the firm will hereafter be BOWMAN & CLYMER. . . . . (Newcastle item)

Ahijah B. DAY and Alice OLIVER were married at the residence of the bride's parents, in Henry townsnip, last Sunday by Rev. Jacob WHITTENBERGER.

Mrs. Margaret WRIGHT died at her residence in Richland township last Sunday. She was born in Preble county, Ohio, December 12th, 1818 and was at her death 61 years, 5 months and 11 days old. For more than 43 years she has been a resident of this county during which time she has met with many misfortunes. Funeral services were held at the Lutheran church near Bloomingsburg, Rev. McGRAW officiating, after which her remains were deposited in the Richter cemetery. Her funeral was largely attended by a sorrowing community to pay the last mark of respect to an old and much esteemed lady.

Saturday, June 5, 1880

United for Life. - At the residence of Mr. McMICHAEL, in the north end of town, Thursday evening at 8:30 o'clock, Mr. Henry F. CRIM to Miss Nora CALHOUN, all of Rochester. Rev. A. M. WORK officiated . . . .

On Saturday evening last, Mr. Bert KESSLER and Miss Zadie DREW were united in holy wedlock. (String Town item)

Henry SHOEMAKER, an aged gentleman of Miami county, now in his eighty-eighth year, has been visiting in this vicinity, the guest of his son, William [SHOEMAKER]. (String Town item)

Henry township's young folks are marrying off quite rapidly. The latest that has come to our knowledge were Simon LAMB and Eva HUFFMAN. The wedding took place last Sunday at the residence of the bride's parents, Rev. Jacob WHITTENBERGER officiating.

Charley WHITTENBERGER and Cora FLANNAGAN both of this county were married at Rosita, Colorado, quite recently. They were attended at their wedding by Frank H. TERRY and Mollie FLANNAGAN, also both of this county.

[Long detailed account of the marriage of Mr. Maier LEVI and Miss Bertha HEILBRUN, last Wednesday evening at Opera Hall] . . . The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levi HEILBRUN, of this city. . . . Mr. Levi, her husband, was until a year ago, a citizen of Cincinnati since which time he has resided in Rochester and connected with the dry goods and grocery house of L. HEILBRUN & CO. . . . Numerous guests and gifts [named] . . . .

Mrs. Mary E. PYLE departed this life Tuesday evening, June 1st 1880. Mrs. Pyle was born October 5th, 1839, came with her parents to Fulton Co., Ind., in the year 1846, was married to Mr. John Lee PYLE in 1864. Mr. Pyle died in 1870 leaving Mrs. P. with two small children. Since that time she has made her home with her father's family with whom these two orphan children continue to live. Mrs. Pyle united with the Presbyterian church of this place in 1868, under the ministry of Rev. Henry COOPER. She continued a faithful member until death, and a fitting record of her active Christian life may be summed up in the words, "She had done what she could." For more than eight years she has struggled with the disease which was the final agent in bringing death - consumption. She was patient in suffering, cheerful in her trust in an unerring providence and willing to depart and be with her Christ. She was an intelligent Christian who has exemplified the sustainig power of the gospel amidst the strongest trials. Her well-worn and well-marked Bible shows the source of her Christian graces. What other book could be such a companion to the suffering and dying saint? She died as she had lived - trusting in her Saviour. The funeral services took place at the Presbyterian chuch Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock and was attendd by a large company of her personal friends and neighbors. Services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. A. M. WORK, assisted by Rev. N. L. LORD. The family of the deceased have the sympathy of the whole community in their bereavement. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints."

Saturday, June 12, 1880

Mrs. VANDERKARR has left for pastures new and this community experiences a sense of relief not felt for many years.

Charles KOCHENDAFFER proves himself equal to the emergency - a Democrat offspring has made Charley the happiest man in town.

Mrs. Deo HAUK, of Logansport, daughter of Robert WALLACE, Esq., of this place, recently gave birth to a bouncing girl weighing eleven pounds.

Jerome KENNEDY returned from Kansas, Tuesday, after an absence of several months.
[surprise party last Tuesday evening for Mrs. Frank GRAHAM] . . . she was thirty-eight years old that day. (Kewanna items)

Saturday, June 19, 1880

On the 13th inst., Aly NELSON buried an infant child which only lived a few days after birth. The father and mother feel it a heavy stroke as it was their first born. (Big Foot item)

Mrs. Ida CONNER, of whom we made mention in last week's issue as being stricken with paralysis, died on Thursday of last week. Funeral services were held at the Bethlehem church in Cass county by the Rev. Mr. MILLER of Perrysburg, last Saturday at 2 o'clock p.m. (Mud Lake item)

A. BAKER has established a lumber yard near his residence in the south end of town and purchasers now have the benefit of competition between himself and Mr. COWGILL. .. . .

Mrs. Lydia YOHE was born April 6th, 1809, died June 16th, 1880, aged 71 years, 3 months and 10 days. She was born in Pennsylvania, came to Indiana with her husband in 1842; had lived in Fulton county, near TRUE's Mill, (Mt. Zion) for about twenty years, from which time until her death, made her home with her daughter, Mrs. PLUMMER, in Cass county. She was the mother of four children - three sons and one daughter, all of whom save one, the daughter above named, together with her husband, preceded her to the spirit world. For nearly fifty years Mrs. Y. has lived a christian life in connection with the M.E. church. She exemplified her profession. In all the walks of life to which she was called she carried the principles of her religion, ahd when her earthly mission was at an end she died as she had lived - trusting in her Savior. She had been a constant sufferer for many years but through all patiently awaited the Master's call to depart out of the crumbling house of clay to a house of many mansions which her Savior has promised to all who believe.
The remains were brought to Rochester and the funeral services took place in the Presbyterian churh at 1 o'clock Thursday, conducted, in the absence of Rev. RULE of the M.E. church, by Rev. A. M. WORK. After the funeral service the body, followed by many friends, was conveyed to the Mt. Zion cemetery, where it was laid beside the resting place of her husband and children to await the resurrection of the just. "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord."

Saturday, June 26, 1880

Mr. Eli ROGERS, Jr., has recently bought a small farm formerly owned by A. S. COLE. Eli will soon become a resident of Stringtown. (Sand Hill news)

Saturday, July 3, 1880

Miss Helene THIERS, the noted aeronaut who makes headquarters in this city, is said to have made a successful ascension at Chillicothe, Ohio, last Saturday.

Saturday, July 10, 1880

The funeral of James POLING took place at the residence of his parents at this place, Wednesday, aged 27 yrs. He left home Tuesday morning for the huckelberry marsh in apparent good health, and as he had not returned at 10 o'clock, his mother became alarmed and got a number of men to go and search for him. They returned at 1 o'clock a.m., only to report that they had met with no success as it was too dark to see. They started again about five o'clock Wednesday morning and about 10 o'clock his basket, hat and tin cup was found, and about 4 o'clock his body was found, face downwards, in the marsh, where he had probably fallen in a fit, which he has been subject to since his birth, and suffocated.

Hon. Fred FROMM and Fred PETERSON left on Monday for a trip to the old country.

Having disposed of his printing establishment at Rensselaer, Major BITTERS and family are about to take up their residence at this place again. . . .

Died, at his home in the north part of the town of Rochester, July 2nd, 1880, George W. HAZLETT, aged 49 years and 1 day.
Having lived for some years in Rochester he was well known to the people as a man of great physical endurance - often employed in labor which would have overcome a man of perfect health. He will be remembered as a man of generous impulses - kind in his intercourse with his fellow men. He will be remembered also as a man of ready wit, quick in discernment, and it is not out of place to say that had he not been addicted to the habit of drink he would be remembered, doubtless, as one of Rochester's best citizens. If the young men of the day receive warning this may serve as such. Mr. Hazlett was born in Mifflin Co., Pennsylvania, where, in the year 1856, he was married to Miss Martha A. ELLIOTT, who, with the four children born to them, lives in the home so recently made sad by death. The body of Mr. H. was committed to the earth last Sabbath in Odd Fellows cemetery and the funeral was attended immediately afterward at the Presbyterian church. The service was conducted by the paastor and was attended by a large number of the friends of the family. . . . .

Saturday, July 17, 1880

An arrival - a girl - at Tom McKINSEY's. (Kewanna item)

PLANK & BRACKETT have sold out their drug store at the north end of town and will go out of the trade entirely. The goods they had on hand are to be distributed among the other three drug stores of the city. Charley PLANK, one of the proprietors, is to take a position as partner in the HOOSIER boot and shoe store with E. E. COWGILL, his father-in-law.

Our townsman, Jake RANNELLS, has purchased a large farm near Knox, Starke county, and with his family has removed there. . . . .

Some time ago we announced that Lige NEFF, one of our town mechanics had invented a car coupling that dispenses with the danger attaching to that part of the work in railroading. He has since that time been granted a patent for his invention . . . . .

Saturday, July 24, 1880

Died, an infant daughter of John TONER, last Sunday evening, aged 12 months. (Kewanna item)

A child of Mr. and Mrs. ROGERS was buried on Wednesday.

Job JACKSON and Nancy GREEN were married Thursday by Rev. F. M. RULE.

Mr. Samuel GRAFF, once the proprietor of the POOR MAN'S FRIEND clothing house, died at his home in Ft. Wayne on the 10th day of this month. While in business here he was taken with quick consumption and although he did everything possible for relief, none came. After leaving here he spent his time in Tennessee, Florida and Texas and at times thought he would fully recover, but death had marked him for a victim and there was no escape. When all hope was gone he returned to his home where he died at the time stated. He was a brother of Mrs. Lou. FEDER.

Dallas PONTIOUS and Lizzie CLARK, the former of Henry township and the latter of this city, were married at Akron last Thursday evening by his Honor, Esquire Fred W. DANIELS. . . . .

Saturday, July 31, 1880

The wife of George J. KING, last week gave birth to a pair of handsome female twins. (Akron item)

It is a girl that is taking lodging with Noah KERSEY.
Died, one of the twin sons of Mrs. James ELLIOTT, age 5 months, on Saturday, 24th. (Kewanna items)

Mrs. Alice NEISWONGER died at the residence of her step-father, Perry DAVIS, on last Saturday.

Saturday, August 7, 1880

John STARR's infant son, two weeks old, was buried last Saturday.
The scarlet fever is prevalent here and the surrounding vicinity in a very malignant type. The family of Joshua BRADWAY, three miles north of here, suffers the loss of three children, aged two, four and six years. The last two children died within the time of fifteen hours apart, and were both buried Tuesday, side by side in one grave.
Laura OLIVER, a young lady of twenty-three years, who has for the past six months been rapidly failing in health, being afflicted with the terrible disease, consumption, passed away early Monday morning during the heavy storm, to the world beyond the river where sin and sorrow is unknown. (Akron items)

A petition signed by the judge, jurors, court officers and attorneys interested in the trial that resulted in the conviction of Lawson GLAZE for larceny, will soon be presented to the Governor asking the pardon of said Glaze who is now confined in the northern prison.

Hancock Landers BROWN is the name given to the young son who put in appearance at I. W. BROWN's last Saturday night. . . .

Capt. JEWELL has removed his steamboat from lake Manitau to lake Maxinkuckee, the transfer being made yesterday. He will probably return it when the boating season is over, if not earlier. . . .

I can furnish the whole of Rochester with cucumbers for pickles, and will sell by the dozen, keg or barrel, green or salted, to suit the customers. -D. R. MARTIN.

Saturday, August 14, 1880

Died:- Verl Orado [BLUBAKER], son of John and Kate BLUBAKER, died August 14, 1880, age 1 year, 10 months and 24 days. (Kewanna item)

An old lady named DOUGLASS, living two miles southeast of town, was found dead in her bed on Thursday morning.

Saturday, August 21, 1880

Quite a ripple of excitement was created on the streets Thursday evening by the report that Christian NEWHOUSE, or "Prussia" as he is more familiarly called, had been found dead under an apple tree in his lot. The report was soon confirmed and much speculation was indulged in as to the cause of his sudden taking off. The deceased was a German 68 years of age who came to this country in 1850, and for many years has been a resident of Rochester. He was fond of his "schnaps" and beer, and often indulged immoderately, and at other times was the leader of the Blue Ribbon society. He was industrious, and notwithstanding his dissipation, he provided well for himself and family and squandered but little of his means with which he was pretty well supplied, having considerable personal property and a good farm in this county. As a citizen he was well respected and furnished the boys many a hearty laugh by his droll sayings and peculiar actions. For three weeks he has been complaining of bad health which his emaciated appearance clearly indicated was not affected by him, yet he was upon the streets every day. Thursday forenoon he was in unusually good spirits and called on his daughter, Mrs. J[oseph] [Elisabeth NEWHOUSE] SIDMORE, but displayed much surprise and disappointment that she with her husband had not returned from Chicago where they had been attending the Knight Templar conclave. He fondly caressed the children and took his leave. Just before noon of the same day he called at PELLENS' drug store and stated that the rats about his barn were very bad and that he wanted something to drive away or kill the pests. The druggist offered him some patent preparation, that was refused on the ground that he had tested it and it was not effective. He concluded to try strychnine and a small quantity was put up and labeled. In a short time he returned and inquired if he had not left his cane in the store and upon being informed that he had not, he went off with none of the symptoms of a man who was about to commit suicide. He went to dinner at the residence of Mrs. NEWHOUSE, the lady from whom he had been divorced a few years ago, and with whom he has been boarding, and ate a hearty meal. At 3 o'clock in the afternoon he was drinking at the artesian well and from there he went to his barn and remained a few minutes. When he came out of the barn he took a blanket and spreading it under an apple tree, laid down upon it. He had not been there an hour until he was discovered to be in great agony and distress. From there he was conveyed to the house where one convulsion followed another until his death which occurred at 5:30 o'cloc.
Yesterday an examination of the premises was made and in the barn was found a portion of the poison he purchased the day before. A cup was with it and it is supposed that there is where he took the deadly drug and just previous to taking a reclining position under the tree. His sufferings were intense and all the medical assistance that was rendered was of no avail to save his life. No cause is assigned by any of his friends for his rash act. It is true he had seen many of the ups and downs of life and borne many of its troubles in domestic relations. It was not generally known until since his death that some time ago he threatened to destroy his life and even purchased the drug for the purpose, but he was pursuaded out of that foolish notion by his near friends. This is another evidence that when a person determines upon self-destruction, they accomplish their purpose sooner or later. Preparation for his funeral has been made which will take place today at 10 o'clock from the Presbyterian church. Rev. F. M. RULE and Rev. N. L. LORD will conduct the services.

Clyde [STOCKBERGER], son of Samuel and Amanda STOCKBERGER died of Cholera infantum, August 18th, aged three months and seven days.

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. SICKMAN are the proud parents of a bouncing daughter that was born to them last Sunday.

Very grave carelessness on the part of Obed HOPPES and his family caused the death of their child, four years old, last Saturday. The child had been having ague and the parents supposed they were administering quinine instead of which they gave it a large dose of strychnine or some other poison equally fatal that caused its death in a very short time. The deadly drug had been carelessly left lying about the house without being labeled and was an act of negligence scarcely excusable. It is a dear experience to that family and ought to be a warning to all others who learn of their misfortune. The distressed family lives in Newcastle township, two miles south of Bloomingsburg.

W. H. CHINN has returned from his visit to Nebraska where his sons Ed. and Ches. are located and engaged in business. He reports them both well satisfied and rapidly growing up with the business interests of that vast prairie country.

Notice is hereby given to the public that whereas my wife, Diana LINCH, has left my bed and board without just cause or provocation, that I will not be responsible for or pay any debts of her contracting after this date. -William LINCH.

Louis A CLARK died at his home in Henry township last Sunday and was buried at the Omega graveyard on Tuesday, aged 32 years.

Saturday, August 28, 1880

G. W. CLARK has taken charge of the EMPIRE HOUSE on Pearl street and having refitted and refurnished it has made it a very pleasant place for travelers to stop. He has also changed the name to LAKE MANITAU HOUSE . . . . .

Saturday, September 4, 1880

Our old former townsman, Dr. M. DANZIGER, was on the streets on Monday. He now resides at Cincinnati and paid his old home a visit after attending the funeral of his friend, Charles STERNE, at Peru.

Jerry BARBER, the tonsorial artist of many years standing at this place, has sold his establishment to Mr. S. McKINNEY, of Tipton. . . .

Mr. KOCHENDORFFER, of Newark, Ohio, visited his son Charles [KOCHENDORFFER] at this place a day or two early this week. Mr. K. is one of the sterling Democrats of Ohio and is the editor and proprietor of a German paper that is doing good work for Hancock and English. He is hopeful for a Democratic victory in Ohio this fall.

[Robert] Francis GOULD, son of Dr. V. GOULD, died in this city last Monday of typhoid fever. The deceased was a young man, 23 years of age and a favorite with all, especially his young associates. His funeral occurred on Tuesday the services being conducted by Rev. F. M. RULE of the Presbyterian church.

In Henry township the young folks are marrying off quite rapidly. On last Sunday Wm. A. PONTIOUS and Miss Harriet C. YOUNG were joined in matrimony by Rev. Jacob WHITTENBERGER at the residence of the officiating clergyman in Akron. On last Tuesday, at the same place and by the same parson, Norman B. HUFFMAN and Samantha SHRIVER were united in wedlock. Thus the good work goes on.

Saturday, September 11, 1880

Isaac M. BLACKBURN and Miss Mary E. WARREN were married last Saturday evening at the residence of A. W. HENDRICKS, on Jefferson street, by Rev. A. V. HOUSE.

Saturday, September 18, 1880

Our old former citizen, Geo. R. McKEE, who went to Missouri early last spring is now here on a visit to his friends. He will remain a few days and return to his western home. Notwithstanding he was robbed of nearly his entire possessions while on his way West, he has recuperated and is now a thriving farmer. He is well pleased with his change of location and expects to make his permanent home in Missouri.

At about 9 o'clock on Thursday evening it was reported on the streets that Mrs. [Nannie M. RANNELLS] GOULD, wife of Dr. V. GOULD, had passed from earth away. Her death was not unexpected. For a year or more she had been afflicted with a life-destroying cancer, that finally claimed her for its victim. A few months ago Dr. FITCH, of Logansport, removed it by the use of a knife but the fangs remained and took deeper root and since then it had grown to considerable proportions and with death staring her in the face she resolved to have it removed again. The operation was performed on Thursday and in her exhausted condition she never rallied but died at the time stated. Mrs. Gould was one of Rochester's most prominent ladies and her loss will be deeply felt by her many friends. Our reporter upon whom we depended to furnish us with matters of interest in relation to her life, death and hour of burial, has sadly disappointed us, but we are reliably informed that her funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 10:30 o'clock. Where the services will be held is more than we have been able to learn.

Saturday, September 25, 1880

Mrs. Nannie M. wife of Dr. Vernon GOULD, departed this life Sept. 16th, 1880 - near the close of her 46th year.
Her maiden name was RANNELLS. Her birth place was Urbana, O. Her father's family consisted of three sons and four daughters. Of the family, father, mother, and the four daughters have died.
Nannie M. Rannells was united in marriage with Dr. Vernon Gould, Jun 6th, 1876, and immediately came to Rochester to live. During her stay here she made many friends by her lively disposition, kindness of heart, and readiness to assist in any good work. Very early in life she became a member of the Buck Creek, Presbyterian church near Urbana, O., where her devotion to the church and the cause of Christ was very marked and when Rochester became her residence she brought the same elements of christian character into the church of this place. She was exemplary in her deportment and willing in the service of her Master. During the last two years of her life, bodily affliction prevented that degree of usefulness which otherwise would have been expected of her. Her interest in the support of the church, the Sabbath School and the Missionary Society, showed the faith which works by love unto precious results. In her last sickness she exemplified the sustaining grace of God, and on Thursday evening as the church bell ceased ringing for prayer meeting service, which service it was her custom to attend, the bells of heaven rang for the entrance of a redeemed soul - using the liberty of speech to which the renowned Milton gave utterance.
At 3 o'clock p.m., Sabbath, September 19th, a large concourse of relatives and friends assembled at the family residence to attend the funeral service and to pay the last tribute of respect to the memory of one so much loved. The choir sang a beautiful funeral anthem after which services were conducted by the pastor of the deceased, assisted by Rev. N. L. LORD.
The respect shown to the mortal remains is indicative of the high estimate placed upon her character while living among us. The remains were laid to rest beside those of other dear friends in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
"There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God."

A. C. COPELAND will erect a bank building on the vacant lot on the south side of DAWSON's Drug store. Work on it will soon commence.

The first DIVORCE case for a COLORED couple ever obtained in this county was procured by E. R. HERMAN for John PATTON who got tired of living with his sable bride.

Mr. and Mrs. Lou FEDER have been greatly afflicted by the loss of their only child, three months old, that occurred Tuesday afternoon. On Wednesday morning its remains, attended by several friends of this place, were taken to Fort Wayne for burial in the Hebrew cemetery.

A judgment was taken this week in the circuit court against W. H. and I. M. MATTINGLY for nearly $1,700 in favor of Major BITTERS. It is a judgment on notes secured by chattel mortgage on the Rochester Republican printing establishment. . . . .

D. M. MILLER will dispose of all his personal property at public sale on the 6th of October. The sale will take place at his residence on the HOLEMAN farm in Richland township. . . . Mr. Miller is selling out for the purpose of making his future home in Kansas.

The funeral of Mrs. Nannie GOULD, wife of Dr. V. GOULD, whose death was announced in these columns last week, took place last Sunday afternon at 3 o'clock from the family residence. A large concourse of sorrowing friends and neighbors gathered at the house to perform the last service possible to one whom in life they held in such high esteem. Services were conducted by Rev. A. M. WORK of whose church she was a consistent member.

Saturday, October 2, 1880

John GOHLINGHORST, the fellow accused of abstracting goods from the grocery store of Fred FROMM and secreting them in a barn, was arrested at Peru last week and returned to this place. He was given a preliminary examination before a Justice of th Peace and acquitted.

Mrs. Elizabeth BAILEY, wife of Asa BAILEY, deceased, died at her residence in Aubbeenaubbee township this week. Her funeral took place on Tuesday, services by Rev. BRUNNER, of Kewanna, interment in the Moon grave yard.

B. M. ELLIOTT, our genial friend and fellow townsman. . . Last Wednesday afternoon [went to Logansport] united in marriage by Rev. Roswell O. POST to Miss Lida O. KLINGER, of Royal Center, Cass Co. The ceremony was performed on Thursday . . . .

Saturday, October 9, 1880

Elmer IRVIN and Miss Kate WORMER are to be married tomorow. . . . Elmer is a first-class typo having served a full "devilship" in this office. . . .

Married, September 29th, 1880, at the residence of the bride's parents in Bethlehem township, Cass co., by Rev. R. S. ADAMS, assisted by Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT, Mr. Sylvester ELLIOTT to Miss Malissa MOORE.

Married, Sunday morning, October 3rd, 1880, at the M.E. church parsonage, by Rev. R. D. UTTER, Miss Eldora HIATT to Mr. Boyd OVERMYER. All of this county.

Saturday, October 16, 1880

Charley SHRYOCK and his son, both of Washington, voted at this place on Tuesday. The son has never been a resident of this county.

Daniel J. HARDING to Amanda STORY, and John C. BURCHAM to Mary Etta STORY, all of Tiosa, were married at the parsonage of the M.E. church, October 13th.

Rachel SHORE [HICKMAN] was born in Columbiana county, Ohio, October 1st, 1808. She was married in the year 1828 to Abel C. HICKMAN, who some three years ago preceded her to the better land. Of this union were born ten children, of whom just five remain to mourn the loss of both father and mother. She and her husband came to Indiana in 1831 on horseback, carrying with them two children [and?] a bed. They rmained only a short time but returned in 1834 to become permanent residents. The exact date of her uniting with the church cannot be ascertained; but, according to a tradition that remains with the children, she became a member of the church long before she was married. Their understanding is that she espoused the cause of Christ when a girl of fifteen or eighteen. This much can be safely said, that not less than fifty of her three score years and twelve were given to the service of God.
She had been making her home for some time with her son-in-law, Wm. J. LEITER, in this city. Saturday, October 9th, she went to Argos to visit her son. The next Wednesday morning, on going out of the house, she fell from the door-step, and was taken up in an insensible condition. Until three o'clock in the afternoon, she lingered unconscious, when she ceased to live on earth, to live forever in heaven.

Saturday, October 23, 1880

Mrs. Isaiah ADAMSON, formerly of this county, now a resident of Kansas, is visiting her many friends at Akron, Richland township and throughout the county. Her husband remained at home where he is carving out a fortune farming the rich land of Neosho county.

Three deaths have occurred at the county poor asylum within the past few weeks. Robert CLARK, a child three years, 6 months and 3 days, died of measles and flux, September 15, and was buried in the old cemetery at Rochester. James McMANAMAN died of apoplexy, October 2nd, aged about 48 years. He was buried on the poor farm. Francis WATTS died of chronic diarrhea, October 16th, and was also buried on the poor farm. He was about 37 years of age.

Dr. J. W. BRACKETT is one of the deserving lucky men of this county. For several years he has been trying to persuade the Government that he was entitled to a pension for services in the army and for injuries sustained. It took a long time to get the matter adjusted between himself and the Government, but last Thursday he was made happy by receiving $5,100 in cash and a pension certificate entitling him to $25 pension per month during his life. . . . .

Notice is hereby given to the public that, whereas my wife, Elizabeth DAGGETT has left my bed and board by refusing to accept of the home I have provided, I will not be responsible for any debts of her contracting from and after this date. -Emery DAGGETT, Oct. 21st, 1880.

Notice is hereby given to the public that whereas my wife, Martha M. BARKMAN, has left my bed and board without any just cause or provocation, I will not be responsible for any debts of her contracting from and after this date. -Isaac BARKMAN, Oct. 5th, 1880.

Saturday, October 30, 1880

Walt W. STICKLES and Miss Nettie BRUGH were married at the residence of the bride's parents in Aubbeenaubbee township last Sunday. . . . .

Mr. S. C. CALAWAY and Miss Nellie May BLACKETOR were married at the residence of the bride's mother, October 25th, 1880, by Rev. J. T. KEESEY, all of this county.

Old Henry PETERS, the fellow who has been doing service for the State in the penitentiary at Michigan City for the past two years, has got back to Rochester. He was "sent up" for being too handy with a revolver. In a little domestic difficulty he pointed it at Wm. BLACKBURN and the ball found a lodgement somewhere in Blackburn's body. At about the same time that Peters went to the penitentiary, his wfe was sent for two years to the reformatory at Indianapolis. She may be expected home at any time . . . . He is a good mechainc and by proper attention to business and the laws of good order, may become an honored and useful citizen.

Saturday, November 6, 1880

Richard VANMETER and Miss Nettie VALENTINE, the former of this township and the latter of Henry township, were married last Sunday by Esquire BURCH.

H. B. JAMISON, formerly of this place, now located at Burlington, Kan., is reported as doing an extensive business in the practice of law. He is associated with LeRoy ARMSTRONG, also formerly of this city. We are glad to hear of their prosperity.

Saturday, November 13, 1880

Like an electric flash the news spread over the city at about 6 o'clock, on Wednesday evening that Wm. REES, Esq., had suddenly died. The deceased was born in Hampshire county, Virginia, April 25th, 1814, and was at the time of his death, 66 years, 6 months and 15 days old. In early life he left his native State and in 1832 he became a citizen of Indiana and excepting a short time that he lived in Illinois, has made this State his home, spending his time in White, Pulaski and this county. His wife died at Monticello, in 1855, leaving two children - a son and daughter for his care and protection. He came to Rochester in 1866 since which time he has been a citizen of the city. After coming here he married Mrs. [Margaret] CHAMBERLAIN, an estimable lady who survives him. In the early days of this section of country, before railroads were as numerous as they are at present, he was extensively engaged in the mail service as a contractor for transporting mails from point to point by stage. He was engaged in that business up to and after the time that a railroad was built through this county, in 1869. Since that time he has been living rather a quiet and retired life except the years that he served the public in the capacity of a Justice of the Peace. Esq. REES was one of our most prominent and honorable citizens and deep is the sorrow of the people at his sudden and unexpected death. He was a man of firm and strong convictions and in politics as well as all other questions before the public, his voice was always heard denouncing the wrong and defending the right, as he was given light to see the right and wrong. Democracy never had a more zezlous and earnest advocate than was Mr. Rees. He was a man of great reading and possessed a retentive memory. He studied well the principles upon which political organizations were founded and tenaciously clung to the good and rejected the evil he found in all parties. He has written some able articles upon the formation of Governments and parties, that did him honor as an intelligent and thinking man. His chief aim on all questions was to be on the side of right and justice and being a man of very pronounced opinions, he not unfrequently run counter to the ideas of other men whose opinions were entitled to due consideration, but in all his life dealings, honesty and fairness was prominently portrayed in his character, and in the death of Mr. Rees this community has sustained the loss of an honorable and upright man and a much respected citizen. Within the past twelve years he has had two strokes of paralysis from which he recovered so as to enjoy ordinary good health until the past few weeks. He had been confined to his room but a few days and no serious difficulty was apprehended until the last hour of his life when he sunk back upon his pillow and peacefully breathed his life away. Another stroke of paralysis was the immediate cause of his death.

At the parsonage of the Presbyterian church, by Rev. A. M. WORK, November 10th, at 7 o'clock p.m., Mr. Orton MITCHELL was united in marriage with Miss Linnie G. B. WAUGH, all of Rochester. The many friends of the young pair wish them a long and happy voyage through life.

Married:- At the residence of James NELLANS, in Rochester, November 4th, Mr. Charles M. REED to Miss Ann MILLER. The ceremony was performed by Rev. A. M. WORK.

Sebastian GOSS and John D. BROWN are doing an extensive business in the matter of buying and shipping hogs. . . . .

Saturday, November 20, 1880

A frightful accident occurred at the railroad crossing on the Warsaw road Monday afternoon in which Wm. SHIREMAN lost his life in a shocking manner. The person spoken of lived a few miles out of town and made quite a business of furnishing wood to the citizens of Rochester. In coming and returning from town, he must necessarily cross the railroad at the point named. He had done so hundreds of times in safety but on Monday he was not so fortunate. He came to town some time during the day and was returning to his home and family in the evening just as the southbound freight train was due. On nearing the track where it crossed the road, he heard the engine whistle blow and thinking that he could cross in advance of the train he urged on his team. He was successful in getting his horses across and would have escaped unharmed if the horses had not become frightened and stopped just at a point where the wagon was left standing directly over the track. The train on a down grade came thundering on and Shireman's best efforts to escape were unavailing. His team would move neither forward or backward and in that position the engine struck the wagon entirey demolishing it. One horse was killed, the other escaped unhurt. Shireman was knocked from his wagon and landed on the cow catcher in such a position that he was caught and supported upon it by the engineer until the train stopped at the depot, a few rods from where the accident occurred. It was then discovered that the unfortunate man had received several injuries about his head, his shoulder was crushed and several of his ribs broken. In an unconscious condition he was conveyed to the MANITAU HOUSE, kept by Mr. CLARK where he lingered in great agony until after midnight when death relieved him of his suffering. The deceased is known as an honorable and honest man and labored incessantly to support his family, consisting of a wife and six children who are left in a no enviable circumstance. On Tuesday morning, V. T. MALOTT, General Manager of the I. P. & C. R.R. arrived on a special train at the scene of disaster to learn the particulars of the sad affair. At his instance a court of inquiry will be held before Esquire STRADLEY next Tuesday forenoon at which several eye witnesses will be called to testify and establish the carelessness or negligence of the party responsible for the destruction of life and property.

From what we have been able to learn, Rev. F. M. RULE has closed his Bible, resigned his pastorate of one of the South Bend M.E. churches and taken to the road as a traveling agent for a New York Life Insurance Company. . . . .

The funeral services of Mrs. Robert ALLEN was conducted by Rev. ROBERTS at the residence of her husband last Sunday. Mrs. Allen died very suddenly with heart disease last Saturday, aged about 40 years.
John PHILLIPS has a telephone extending from his store to his residence.
Jack HARSH has returned from the West. (Kewanna items)

Mrs. SCOTT, of Cardington, Ohio, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. M. J. McMAHAN, the milliner.

Three pet DEER were shipped from Bollinger county, Mo., and received at Plymouth by Benoni JORDAN, who lives on the Michigan road a short distance north of the county line. He has a beautiful park in which they will gambol.

A Mr. [John V.] EWING, an old gentleman living in Henry township, died very suddenly on Wednesday. He had been in ill health for some time but on the day of his death he was able to walk out in the yard and superintend some work that was being done. Returning to the house he sat down in a rocking chair and in a few minutes was a corpse. Apoplexy is supposed to be the cause of his sudden taking off. [John V. EWING, died Nov. 16, 1880, age 69y-11m-25d; bur Hoover cem, Henry twp]

Saturday, November 27, 1880

Peter BUSENBURG and Isaac J. MEREDITH have bought and shipped several car loads of hogs within the last few weeks. . . .

It is a boy - a good big one that makes Joe LAUER look so happy and step so high.

Workmen are engaged removing the counters and shelving from the CHURCH store building. It is to be occupied in the future by C. HOOVER as a furniture establishment.

News comes from Adams county, Miss., that a young Mr. GREEN, son of Robert GREEN, of Liberty township, was shot and killed by a negro. Young Green has been quite a wanderer and would much rather be scouting around over the country doing menial work than to stay with his father and enjoy the comforts of a pleasant home. In his peregrinations he found himself at last in Mississippi where he engaged at work upon a plantation as an ordinary plantation hand. His employer who wrote to his friends in this county informing them of his terrible death, states that he was an industrious youth and good worker but disposed to be quarrelsome with his associate workmen. He got into a difficulty with a negro on the plantation over some trifling matter which terminated in the negro drawing a bead on him with his rifle and shooting him through the head, killing him instantly. It was sad news for the father and friends of the young man to receive.

Fulton county has produced many inventors who have invented many useful articles of practical utility. Among the latest who have come to the front in that direction is Mr. S. B. ALLEN, of Liberty township who for some time has been engaged constructing a hand power wood saw for use in the woods or upon the wood pile. . . . . .

Saturday, December 4, 1880

The serious illness of Mrs. Belle JARRELL, nee MYERS, at Peru, was noticed two weeks ago. At an early hour last Sunday morning she died, an event not unexpected by her friends. Her funeral took place on Tuesday and was attended by a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends.

Married:- At the family residence of James NELLANS, in this city, Saturday evening Nov. 27th, 1880, at 8 o'clock, Mr. Eugene WISER, of Marshall county, and Miss Emma NELLANS. . . .

Saturday, December 11, 1880

Geo. HEIMBURGER starts for St. Louis tomorrow to work at his trade (carpentery). (Kewanna item)

Mr. Lewis F. CARR and Miss Flora STRUCKMAN, both of this township, were married at the residence of the bride's parents, December 4th, by Rev. A. V. HOUSE.

Saturday, December 18, 1880

Our friend John STALLARD met with a streak of good luck a few weeks ago. John was one of the best soldiers in the army and is deserving of the thousand dollars or more that he recently received as pension for injuries sustained while in the service. Last week he purchased a lat on south Main street, and will, next season, adorn it with a residence.

Sam KEELY returned from his visit to Portage, Wis., a week ago. While there he made all necessary arrangements to make that place his future home. . . . .

A child belonging to the family of Wm. THOMPSON, living in Henry township, was found dead in bed on Thursday morning. It was about six months old.

On the first day of January will terminate the partnershi that has existed for nearly five years between Dr. A. K. PLANK and Geo. I. MILLER in the drug trade. Miller will retire and Doc. will continue in business at the old place.

Hiram D. COOK is dead. He died yesterday at about 10 a.m. Mr. Cook was pretty well known by the citizens of the town. For a long time he and his family, consisting of a wife and four children, have been in poor health and he being a cripple, as well as one or two other members of the household, the family has fared none of the best often suffering for the necessaries of life and at other times being applied by the charity of the neighbors. To save the expense of rent, the family occupied one of the halls on the fair ground all summer, but as cold weather came on they came back into town. For some time the husband and wife have both been prostrated by sickness. He is now dead and she is very low. It is indeed a sad case. A dead husband and father and a sick mother with four children dependent upon her for support is a case of woe, destitution and want often known in larger cities but seldom becomes realities in towns of the size of Rochester. The deceased was about forty years old. When the funeral will take place we have not learned.

It will be a sorrowful surprise to the many friends of James F. VanVALKENBURG in this county to learn of his death which occurred Wednesday evening near Walnut Station, Marshall county. He was 71 years of age and one of the pioneers of the county in which he died. Two weeks ago he was in Rochester attending court and was plaintiff in the celebrated case of VanValkenburg vs HOLLOWAY. Being an aged gentleman and quite feeble the interest and anxiety he had in the case probably hastened his death. His remains were taken kto Plymouth and buried yesterday.

Saturday, December 25, 1880

Alfred BRIGHT who recently returned from Nebraska where he was starved by the drought, has purchased a house and lot of "Daddy" BITTERS. Price paid, $200.00. (Akron item)

Jim HARVEY and Hi TROUTMAN are each the possessor of a fine boy.
Don FUNK, of Kansas, formerly of this place, died last week. Our sympathies are with his widowed mother living with us.
Zepheniah JONES, of Kansas, with his family is here visiting his father-inplaw, John ZELLERS.
Died: An old resident of Aubbeenaubbee township, Gideon MAHLER, and was buried at Monterey.
Marriages Miss Jennie LEITER, formerly of Hoosierdom, but of late years a resident of California, and Miss Gladys SHEAFFER, daughter of our former townsman, T. M. SHEAFFER, now a resident of California. (Kewanna items)

Gideon MAHLER, a German, died at his residence in Monterey, Pulaski county, December 17th, aged 72 years, 11 months and 26 days. For more than forty years he had been a resident of this county, his home being in Aubbeenaubbee township. He was highly respected as a gentleman and worthy citizen. Lung fever was the cause of his death.

On December 1st, Mr. J. W. SIMONTON, of Vallejo, Cal., and Miss Jennie LEITER, of Napa, Cal., were married; also at Sacramento, Cal., on a date unknown, Mr. R. A. ROSE and Miss Carrie BRAINARD were united in marriage. Both ladies were formerly residents of Rochester but for some years past have been living in the golden State on the Pacific coast.

We regret that "Uncle Jimmy" MARTIN, a gentleman who has been a resident of this county for 48 years and who is well and favorably known throughout the entire county, has sold his farm lying six miles south of town on the Michigan road, and will, within the next few weeks, remove to Miami county, one mile north of Gilead. . . . . .

Mr. David F. MARSH and Miss Josephine GOSS, both of this county, were married by Rev. J. T. KEESEY at his residence in this city, on Thursday of this week.

While the good people of Rochester were washing their face and donning their best clothes preparatory to going to church last Sunday morning, Will MACKEY was quietly meditating upon a plan to make his exit into the spirit world by the shortest and most expeditious route. Mr. Mackey was one of the prosperous farmers living just without the corporation limits and was not more than thirty-five years of age. He was a son of the late Wm. MACKEY, a gentleman who was well and favorably known by nearly all the people of this county. The son and subject of this sketch owned a small but good farm, and was surrounded by the comforts that could be reasonably hoped for. He had a wife and four children and so far as the world knew, there was nothing to cause him to commit the deed that terminated his life in such a shocking manner. He and his wife were members of the Presbyterian church and it was their custom to attend all the services of the church as regularly as possible. Last Sunday morning the family was preparing for church as usual when Mr. Mackey stopped short in his praparation and took a seat near the stove and seemed lost in thought for a few moments. Aside from that there was nothing unusual in his conduct. In a few moments he went to the barn and very carefully adjusted one end of a strong rope around a beam in the loft and the other about his neck. Removing the boards that were in his way he dropped through the opening and fell a distance of about five feet, which was sufficient drop to break his neck and produce death in the shortest possible time. His stay at the barn was longer than his wife could account for and church hour drawing near she sent one of the children to call him when he was found in the position described. He had been gone from the house scarcely an hour and it was probably about that time that he had been hanging before discovered. An alarm was at once made and he was cut down without delay but his spirit had fled. It was a remarkable occurrence and can only be accounted for on the theory that he was suddenly stricken with insanity. On the evening previous he was on the steeets and before going home he purchased a pair of new boots and left an old pair for repairs. A current report that he made a previous attempt at suicide is devoid of truth. His funeral took place on Tuesday and his remains were followed to the grave by a large numher of relatives and neighbors who sincerely sympathize with a grief stricken family and friends of the deceased.

The Rochester Sentinel


Saturday, January 1, 1881

The Sentinel Published every Saturday by A. T. BITTERS.

Mr. Robert M. GROVE who has been in Marion county, Iowa for the last five years has returned to his former home and friends. He is looking well and reports Iowa as one of the best places in the West.
At a stated communication of F. & A. M. held last Saturday evening, they elected the following officers: Orange K. GROVE, Solomon STOCKBERGER, Peter DUMBAULD, Henry BOWMAN, John M. FLAK, Newton J. CLYMER, John A. FENSTEMAKER, Risden NELLANS, Simon Y. GROVE, and W. H. BAUGHER....
James McNEAL is going to Indianapolis soon, to attend law school.

Elmer and Charley APT are visiting their mother, Mrs. A. W. GRAHAM, at this place.
F. L. WAGNER and family start this morning (Thursday) to visit friends in Ohio. As he is out of business he will probably stay a greater part of the winter.

Miss Ella LYON, a young lady formerly of this place, died at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Christmas day.
Mr. CLIFFORD, whose death is reported elsewhere was the very efficient and obliging ticket agent and freight agent for the I. P. & C. railroad at this place.
Mrs. GAINER, mother of our townsman, James T. GAINER, died at the residence of her son-in-law, Newton WILEY, on Thursday. Her funeral will take place today at 2 o'clock from the Presbyterian church, services by Rev. N. L. LORD. The deceased was about 75 years of age, a very worthy old lady and highly respected and loved by all who enjoyed her acquaintance. During the very icy times a few years ago, she received a fall which has given her much distress ever since and is probably one of the causes of her death. . . .
It is with pleasure that we announce the marriage of Mr. J. N. ORR, of near this city, and Miss Rose F. CALVERT, of Monticello. The wedding took place at Monticello, Dec. 24th . . . . . His wife is the daughter of Rev. CALVERT, formerly of this county. . . .

James Madison CLIFFORD, was born in Rush Co., Ind., March 21st, 1837, and departed this life in Rochester, Ind., Dec. 25th, 1880; aged 43 years, 9 months and 4 days.
Mr. Clifford was a native of this State. The first two years of his life were spent in the county of his birth (Rush) and the subsequent years until eight years ago, were spent in Hamilton county. In 1872 he took up his residence in Rochester, Ind.
Those facts give only an outline of the general movements of a worthy life. Mr. Clifford's social relations were most pleasant. His was united in marriage with Miss R. J. EDSON in the year 1866. His home life was blessed with temporal comfort, happy children's hearts and voices and general good cheer. Three little one remain to comfort their grief-stricken mother.
Clifford was a member in good and regular standing of the M.E. church, having united with the same in the year 1852. He was a quiet undemonstrative man in all his relations in life. Kind and considering, as a freind and neighbor; always at his post of duty. A large company gathered on Monday last, Dec. 27th, at the Baptist church to pay their last tribute of respect to a worthy citizen.
In the absence of Rev. UTTER, of the M.E. church, Rev. A. M. WORK, of the Presbyterian church, conducted the funeral services after which, in Odd Fellows cemetery, his body was committed to the ground. . . . .

Mr. Edward CURTIS, son of Noah CURTIS, of Henry township, and Miss Jennie BROWN were married on Friday evening of last week, by Esquire C. J. STRADLEY, at the residence of I. W. BROWN, in this city. . . .

E. R. HENDRICKSON, Jerome HARRIS, Samuel STAHL, Joseph STECKER, James VANLUE, O. P. DILLON, Isaac PONTIUS, George H. BAXTER, Jacob YOUNG, William RANNS, Jonathan ROSS, Philip MIKESELL.

Saturday, January 8, 1881

Mrs. Mary DAY, wife of Benj. DAY, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph WILHOIT, of Henry township, died at Jonesboro, Grant county, on the 29th of December, her remains were brought to this county, on the 29th . . . .

Cards for the wedding of Mr. Sol. ALLMAN and Miss Alice KOCH are out. It will occur at Opera Hall, Tuesday evening, February 1st, at 6 o'clock p.m. . . . .

Married:- At the home of the groom's parents, on New Years eve, Mr. Geo. W. ONSTOTT to Mrs Cevilla CLYMER, widow of the late Dr. CLYMER, Justice DANIELS performing the ceremony. . . .

James BROWN and Nora RICHARDSON were married on New Year's day, at the residence of J. D. BROWN . . . .

William ASHTON, formerly a citizen and banker of this place, was in the city a day or two this week . . . His residence is now in Lima, O.

Mr. and Mrs. J. A. HUGHSTON, received a New Years caller... a bouncing boy . . . .

Abraham NICODEMUS, an old citizen of Henry township, died quite unexpectedly last week. A few days prior to his death he was kicked by a horse but at the time it was not supposed that he was seriously hurt, but he was injured internally and death ensued on Thursday of last week, his funeral taking place on New Year's day. He was about sixty years of age, a good citizen and a hard working-man. He had just freed himself from debt and was preparing to build a dwelling in which he and his family would be more comfortable than in the log cabin so long occupied, when the accident occurred that gave him a home in the other world.

Married, December 23rd, 1880, at the residence of the bride's parents, by Rev. E. M. McGRAW, Mr. A. J. MEREDITH and Miss Florence KING, both of Newcastle township.

Saturday, January 15, 1881

Quite an accident happened in town on the night of December the 31st which made New Year's day rather a dull one for the citizens of this place. Between the hours of twelve and one o'clock it was discovered that the sawmill belonging to Mr. Lewis ELEY was on fire. . . . . The burning of the mill has thrown several hands out of employment and disappointed a good many who were expecting to haul logs for business purposes. The loss was a severe one on Mr. Eley and also to the laboring class in the vicinity . . . . Loss, estimated at $1,500 . . . promise by Mr. Eley that he will soon have another mill erected in the same place . . . .
You may talk about your quick steppers and high flyers but they all stand aside when they see Orange K. GROVE coming, and all because he has taken it into his head that the Burg needed a nice little Grove and he is the happy owner of it. It is a girl.

Josie STURGEON is teaching a most satisfactory term of school at the Shellbark school house.

James BLAIR and family, of Ohio, are visiting Rufus BLAIR at this place.
The report that Mrs. Ella BRAMAN, of Fulton, formerly of Kewanna, was buried Jan. 11th, 1881, reached this place today.
Married: On the 6th inst. . . Mr. James BRICKLE and Susan SEARS. . . .
On Jan. 10th,. . . Dr. G. M. CALVIN to Miss Sarah APT . . . On Jan. 11th, Dr. L. FOSDICK and Miss Josie McCARTER . . .

We congratulate Mr. Charles GLASS on his promotion to the position occupied by the late J. M. CLIFFORD at the depot . . .
The old homestead belonging to the LEITER family, at Leiters Ford, Aubbeenaubbee township, was sold last week to Mr. Henry GEMBLINGER, of Bellevue, Ohio, the consideration being a little less than ten thousand dollars. Mr. Gemblinger will take possession . . . early in the spring.
Mr. Alfred L. FINLEY and Miss Lizzie STETTER were married last Saturday evening at the parsonage, by Rev. A. V. HOUSE.

Death reaped a rich harvest in this place on Wednesday when Mr. E. R. POWERS and Mr. Joseph BIBLER of the town and a Mr. DULMATCH, living a mile or two southeast of the city, were gathered in. Mr. Powers and Mr. Bibler were both old citizens of the county and pretty generally known to the people thereof. Booth died of lung fever as did Mr. Dulmatch. The funeral of Mr. Powers took place yesterday afternoon from the Advent church of which denomination he was a consistent and faithful member. Mr. Bibler will be buried today from the Baptist church.
Mr. Samuel KEELY and family [will] make their future home in the far northwest. Instead of going to Portage, Wis. and engaging in the dry goods trade, as previously announced, Sam thins he will make a pretty good miller and will therefore go to Cambria, Wis., where he has purchased a large and extensive flouring mill . . .

Saturday, January 22, 1881

Married on the 18th inst, . . . Mr. Enoch MOORE and Miss Mary BROWN. (Kewanna item)

Charles KESSLER buried their infant baby today -- 18th, it was about nine weeks old. (Bloomingsburg item
Married on Thursday evening, January 13th, 1881, Mr. Elijah MYERS to Miss Dollie STARR . . . (New Harrisburg item)

On Wednesday of this week, after a brief illness, Mr. Nelson KINDIG died with typhoid fever. He lived southeast of the lake. Only two weeks ago he was in town in the enjoyment of good health; now he is no more.

Mrs. THOMPSON, wife of Esquire James C. THOMPSON, died at the family residence in northeast Rochester on Thursday morning. She was buried yesterday at Mt. Zion cemetery, Rev. A. M. WORK conducting the funeral services.

An old lady, nearly 87 years of age, mother-in-law [sic] of Esquire James THOMPSON, died at the residence of Mr. Thompson, near the railroad crossing on the Warsaw road, last Saturday. Her funeral occured on Sunday, her remains being buried in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

On Tuesday of this week [death] invaded the household of Mr. Samuel McCLURE, in Richland township and took from it the head of the family - the husband and father. Mr. McClure was born October 23rd, 1826 and was at his death 54 years, 2 months and 25 days of age. He had been a resident of the county for many years and one of the thrifty and enterprising farmers of Richland township. The community in which he lived so long and was an honored member of society has lost a noble and upright man.

Saturday, January 29, 1881

Mrs. FISH, wife of Dr. FISH, of Bloomingsburg, died on Monday after a brief illness. She was a lady greatly respected in the community in which she lived and her death has caused great sorrowing among her many friends. She left her husband with six small children, the youngest but a few months old and the oldest not above eight years. It is a sad thought that so many little children are left motherless at a time when they most need a mother's care. The afflicted husband had the sympathy of the entire community in his great affliction.

Saturday, February 5, 1881

Both Eli LEITER and Hile COOK are the possessors of a very fine girl.
Died: - An infant of Harve LESSIZ.
T. J. and H. H. WILSON, were called to attend the funeral of their sister in the eastern part of Huntington county, last week. (Kewanna items)

The 2d of February being the 20th anniversary of F. H. and M. J. GRAHAM, they celebrated the day by giving an evening entertainment to their friends. . . . .

Jacob SMITH is happy. It's a bouncing girl.
Married, at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. Joseph STERNER to Louisa DRUDGE, Sunday, January 30th, 1881, by Esq. FERRY. (New Harrisburg item)

On Friday of last week Wm. BEMENDERFER, of Henry township, after a brief illness, died. . . . for more than a quarter of a century we have known him to be a citizen of Henry township and one whom the people greatly respected. He was 60 or more years of age and died at the time stated of typhoid fever.

Mrs. Charles HICKS, near Green Oak, was buried yesterday.

Alex. CURTIS is one of the old pioneers of Henry township. He lived there when the Indians sounded their war whoops and before there was a "stick missing" from the woods. . . . He raised a large family of children and counts quite a number of grandchildren, and now in old age he asks to be released from the woman he took by the hand in early youth and vowed to love and protect through all the days of their lives. . . . .

Oscar JOHNSON is one of the young "heart smashers" of which this community has not a few. . . . Among his country flames he numbered Miss Mollie BLACKBURN, a charming young girl who fell a victim to his sinful lusts. . . . his smiling countenance has not been seen in this community for several months. Recently the health of his father, who resides some distance in the country, was such as to alarm his friends, and the son who was out West, probably making new conquests, was sent for. . . . he obeyed. . . . Sheriff BUTLER and his deputy, WALLACE, made the trip to the JOHNSON farm on Monday, through the snow storm and had but little difficulty in capturing the youth who had so successfully evaded justice and flew from the girl who loved him not wisely but too well. . . . .

[Long detailed account of the marriage of Mr. Sol ALLMAN and Miss Alice KOCH. Many guests listed]

Saturday, February 12, 1881

Died: - Mrs. [Jacob] [Anna B.] LINDEN, Feb. 5, 1881; born in Switzerland, July 3, 1816, aged 64 years, 7 months, 2 da. She was first married to Jno. LIZEY. The emigrated to America in 1851 ?. Nine children were born to them. Jno. Lizey died in 1855. She was then married to Jacob LINDEN in 1856, and they were blessed with one child. Three of her children are now dead and seven are still living. She was a member of the German Reform church; died of lung fever; funeral services were conducted by Rev. BRUNNER at the M.E. church on Sunday last. (Kewanna item)

Died: - Martha STUBBS, Feb. 7, 1881, born Dec. 26, 1844; aged 36 years, 1 mo, 17 da. She leaves a husband and three children and a host of friends to mourn her loss. Funeral services by Rev. ROBERTS of the Christian church at the residence of the deceased. (Kewanna item)

One morning last week Isaac BLACKBURN was called to mourn over the corpse of his youngest child which was found dead in bed. (Chippawanaugh item)

Little Freddie M. KILLEN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry KILLEN, died last Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. He was four years old and the darling of the household. Funeral services were held at the residence Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. A. M. WORK. Interment in Odd Fellows cemetery.

Lee EMRICK is negotiating for the purchase of a cigar manufactory at Peru . . . .

Saturday, February 19, 1881

[Notice] my wife, Martha N. BURGER, living in the southwest corner of Rochester township, is about to dispose of property belonging to myself and family . . . Edward BURGER.

Married at the residence of Dan OVERMIRE, on Thursday last, Mr. Benneville ZELLERS to Miss Mattie OVERMIRE. (Kewanna item)

A niece of Dr. N. J. CLYMER, a resident of Kosciusko county was buried on Thursday of last week, died by that much dreaded disease, consumption. (Bloomingsburg item)

Last week Mr. and Mrs. Isaac SHRIVER, in Henry township, followed one of their bright little boys to the grave, a victim of that dreaded disease [scarlet fever]. This week another was taken from the household and still a third is dangerously sick and grave doubts are entertained for its recovery. The afflicted family has the sympathy of the community in which they live.

Mr. and Mrs. Levi MERCER will celebrate their silver wedding anniversary next Monday evening.

Mr. & Mrs. J. M. BALDWIN buried a five year old son on Tuesday. Diphtheria caused the death.

Daniel COBLENTZ, a farmer of Richland township, died on Tuesday last. He was a German, thirty-six years of age and a good citizen.

On Wednesday [death] entered the residence of Martin A. DILLEY, in Newcastle township and took therefrom the young wife twenty-three years of age. Mrs. Dilley was an estimable lady, well counnected with the best families of that township and her death will be deeply mourned by her numerous relatives and friends.

The unfortunate COOK family, the husband of which died some time ago, since which time the widow and her helpless family of children have been poorly supported by public and private charities, has been broken up and scattered throughout the county. Two of the children have found homes among strangers and the mother and the smaller members of the family have been removed to the Poor farm . . . .

Among the things the grand jury did was to discover a wretchedly poor and destitute family in Liberty township, ignorant to the last degree, that was guilty of the heinous crime of stealing a peck of corn to parch, to keep the family from starvation. The household is known as the TUTTLE family, consisting of father, mother, son and daughter and daughter-in-law, the latter making that her home while her husband is serving out a term in the penitentiary, sent there on a charge of forgery. The family is a shiftless and indolent one and may be guilty of doing petty thieving to keep their bodies warm and satisfy their hunger, but we doubt if any member of it is capable of committing a real robbery. . . . .

Married:- On Thursday of this week [Esquire DANIELS, of Akron] bound together Frank A. VANLUE and Miss Ida THOMPSON in a very dignified and solemn manner. . . . .

Saturday, February 26, 1881

Married: - Last Sunday in Pulaski county . . . Richard HUDKINS to Miss Mary NORRIS, of Pulaski county.
Died: - Feb. 16th, 1881, John HERALD, aged 19 years, died of lung fever. Funeral services conducted at the house by Rev. BRUNNER on Saturday. He leaves many friends to mourn his loss. (Kewanna items)

Hurrah, Mr. CRUTHERS, we are glad it is a boy and will grow into a firm Democrat. (Chippawanaugh item)

A new boy put in an appearance at the Presbyterian parsonage yesterday morning. Mother and child doing well. Rev. WORK is delighted . . . .

At the parsonage of the Presbyterian church, Wednesday, February 23rd, 1881, Mr. Jonathan P. ROBINSON, of Kosciusko county, was united in marriage with Miss Effie Florilla HOSMAN, of Fulton county, by Rev. A. M. WORK.

The personal effects of Wm. BEMENDERFER, deceased, will be sold at auction at the late residence of the decedent, in Henry township, on Friday, March 18th.

Tom WILSON, formerly an old citizen of ths county but now a resident of Tolona, Illinois, was back visiting his Rochester friends this week. He is a whole-souled, jolly fellow, and having lost none of his appetite for the "critter," his manner of embracing his friends on the street and whispering in their ear, is as natural today as it was years ago.

A. RIMES, the fellow who gave the carriage makers of Rochester such a shaking up during the time he was one of their competitors, was in town this week. He is now located on a small farm three miles this side of Kewanna and has become quite a Granger, but it is his purpose to spend the coming summer at the Studebaker wagon factory at South Bend.

On Thursday, Uncle Jimmy MARTIN, one of the early pioneers and oldest residents of this county, left his fine home, six miles south of town, to take up his abode near Gilead, Miami county. . . .

Some difficulty has been experienced in settling up the estate of Christian NEWHOUSE, deceased. Nearly every one with whom he has ever lived or had business transactions, have bills against his estate. Mrs. NEWHOUSE, his divorced wife comes in for a good slice and the court allowed a portion of her claim. Joe SIDMORE, a son-in-law, had a bill of $600 against the estate which he attempted to recover but his claim was off set by counter bills to an extent that a judgment of $250 was obtained against Joe, a state of affairs entirely unexpected by him.

Oscar JOHNSON, the young man whom Mollie BLACKBURN had been looking for and finally was captured by the Sheriff, compromised his troubles with that lady yesterday by the payment of $500. . . . .

On Thursday the sad news reached Rochester that Mrs. Sarah M. BEEBER, wife of James M. BEEBER, died at Plymouth at an early hour on Thursday morning. Mrs. Beeber was well known in this city having been a resident of the county and of this place for many years. About three years ago Mr. BEEBER removed with his family to Plymouth, since which time her health has been gradually failing and death ensued at the time stated. She has many friends and relatives at this place who deeply mourn over the death of one whom they have known so well and loved so fondly. Her remains arrived at this place on the noon train yesterday and after a funeral service at the Presbyterian church by Rev. Geo. A. LITTLE, of Plymouth, assisted by Rev. A. M. WORK, of this city, they were deposited in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Mrs. F. K. KENDRICK is a sister of the deceased and in her feehle condition the shock to her is a severe one. Lung affection was the cause of Mrs. Beeber's death.

Saturday, March 5, 1881

Magdalene STRONG was born in Berks Co. Penn, Jan. 10th, 1807, and died in Henry township, Fulton Co Ind., Feb. 27th, 1881. Age 74 years, one month and seventeen days. Mrs. Strong moved from Penn. with her husband, John STRONG to Johny Cake Hollow, Portage Co., Ohio, where her husband died, after which she removed with her son-in-law to Indiana, marrying Daniel STRONG, who also preceded her to the tomb. Mrs. Strong was the mother of seven children, five of whom survive her. She was loved by all who knew her. As a mother she was greatly endeared to her household. The same is true of her also as a neighbor and friend. Her deep piety and sweetness of temper won for her many friends.

With feelings of deep sadness do we record the death of one of Henry township's honored citizens. Notwithstanding the fact that for weeks we were expecting to hear the sad news, the expression of gloom and sadness can only be imagined when it was announced on last Sabbath morning that Jerry BURNS had breathed his last. Jeremiah BURNS was born in Wayne Co., Ind., Feb. 21st, 1838, and died at his home in Fulton Co., Feb. 27th, 1881, aged 43 and six days. Perhaps the history of Mr. Burns sickness is familiar to nearly all in the county. Having been hurt by a runaway team, Oct. 25th, 1880, from the effects of which he died. He has been during all this time a constant and patient sufferer. The citizens, not only of this township, but of the county will feel that in the death of Jerry Burns, they have sustained an irrepairable loss. He was a man whose honesty and integrity has never been questioned. His pride being in handling and dealing in stock, made it necessary for him to handle a great deal of money, though not a man of means. During all his business transactions, neither his integrity nor judgment has been questioned. Mr. Burns, although he may have passed through some storms, yet his sun came to a golden setting. His fate rest in anything which was right and honest was as deep and abiding as his support was unostentatious and free. He was an affectionate husband, a generous father. As a friend he was faithful; as a neighbor, obliging; as a citizen, unobtrusive and loyal. He was always one of those who believed that good deeds were the requisites of eternal happiness, but sometime previous to his death he was abiding in the merits of Christ, giving evidence that with him all was well. The funeral sermon was preached at Mt. Hope by Rev. J. B. ALLIMAN, after which his remains were interred in Mr. Hope cemetery. Notwithstanding the adversity of the weather, a very large concourse of relatives and friends expressed their sympathy in attending the funeral services. He leaves a wife and four children, who have the sympathy of a sorrowing community.

A seven year old child of Wm. BRYANT, sex not known, died on Monday, Feb. 27th.

Infant son of Isaac and Emma BARNES died Feb. 27th. Another subject of scarlet fever.

After a great deal of trouble and vexatious delays, Alex. CURTIS, of Akron, succeeded in procuring a divorce from his wife and is now a free and happy old man, to pasture in the greenest fields he can find and spend his time and money as he pleases without any one to interpose an objection. A satisfactory division of the large estate was made, in which, as usual, the husband got the lion's share.

There is no happier man in Rochester than Elijah NEFF since his discharge by the jury on the charge of an assault and battery with intent to kill Denis NORTH. Since then his general conduct has been greatly improved, considering what it had been for years before. . . .

Saturday, March 12, 1881

Joseph BOWERS, son-in-law of Joseph DICKERHOFF, living four miles east of Akron, on Wednesday, about four o'clock p.m. was, while in the stable, kicked by one of his horses, from the effects of which he died in an hour afterwards. At the time of the accident he was alone on the premises, his wife and small child being at a near neighbor's in attendance on a sick woman but on her arriving home, she found her husband in the house hreathing his last, but he was sufficiently conscious to recognize his horror-stricken wife and told her the trouble and that he crawled from the barn to the house on his hands and knees to tell of his accident and for relief. After those few words with his agonized wife, he expired. The deceased was about 35 yeas of age, a stout and healthy man, leaving a wife and one child.

Mrs. MANHEIM, wife of M. MANHEIM, died at their residence on Pearl street on Wednesday night. Her remains were taken to LaPorte on Thursday for interment in the Jewish cemetery at that place. Mrs. M. was a lady highly respected by all who knew her. With her husband she came from Warsaw about a year and a half ago and has made a host of friends during her short stay in Rochester who mourn o'er her death.

It is a boy and resides at Jim WILSON's.
Lute SMITH on his 37th birthday gave an oyster supper at the BLAIR HOUSE on last Saturday evening. . . .
Married . . . at the bride's residence, on last Thursday, Mr. Andrew GELBAUGH and Miss Kate BIBLER.
Married . . . at the residence of the bride's parents, on last Thursday, Mr. Louis THORP to Miss Hannah HACKART. (Kewanna items)

A newcomer at the SECRIST residence. We have not named it yet.
Married . . .Wednesday evening, March 9th, 1881, Mr. James T. BARKER, of this county, to Miss Sarah KOPLIN, of Whitley county. (Akron items)

Mrs. James [Mary E.] REPPETO died at Walnut on Thursday and was buried at the Odd Fellows cemetery at this place yesterday. [Mary E., wife of James Reppeto, and dau of George & Phebe MORNINGSTAR, died March 19, 1881, age 31y-1m-6d]

Married: March 5th, 1881, at the residence of the bride's parents at Tiosa, by Rev. A. E. GIFT, George PACKER and Miss Lillie O'BLENNIS, both of the above place.

Charley KOCHENDERFER has . . . concluded to go to Ohio as soon as he can dispose of his stock of goods and make settlements with his patrons. The senior KOCHENDERFER is the proprietor of a daily and weekly paper at Newark in which Charley is to take an interest and hecome a journalist.

Saturday, March 19, 1881

William CARR is a happy man.
Mrs. Finley EMMONS died at her home near Tiosa last week. (Stringtown items)

An infant child of Mr. & Mrs. Bartley BARKMAN died near Bloomingsburg.

An infant child of Mr. & Mrs. Alfred BRIGHT was buried at Akron on Tuesday last at the same hour on which occurred the funeral of Father BITTERS.

Mrs. Anna M. WILSON, wife of Elisha H. WILSON and daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Mark MOORE, after a lingering illness with consumption, died at her residence, two miles south of town, on last Sunday. The deceased was 23 years and 6 months of age and left a husband and one child two years of age. Her funeral occurred on Tuesday, services conducted by Rev. N. L. LORD.

It is with a heart bowed in deep sorrow that we announce the death of John BITTERS, father of the editor of this paper. He was taken sick on the 3d inst., with a severe attack of typhoid pneumonia which increased in violence each succeeding day until death relieved him of his sufferings at 1 o'clock, Monday morning, March 14th.

The deceased was born in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, July 5th, 1794, and was at his death, 86 years, 8 months and 9 days old. He lived to a ripe old age and in the enjoyment of all his faculties until stricken down in his last sickness, and they deserted him then only in the last hours of his life. He was a man of remarkable physical strength which gave evidence of a prolonged life beyond that which he enjoyed had he not been stricken with a disease that carries off many young and vigorous men. In early life he was cast upon the world to care and provide for himself. While but a boy he was inspired with a zeal for military life and volunteered as a private soldier for the war 1812, but was not called into active service. In after years he organized and became captain of one of the finest military organizations in that section of the country at that early day. It was the pride of the people and the admired of all on general muster days.
In 1817, when a trip from Pittsburgh via the Ohio river to the Mississippi river, and thence by the Father of Waters to New Orleans and by ship to New York, a journey far more hazardous than to make a circuit of the world at this time, he conceived the idea of exploring the western and southern wilds. Embarking on a flat boat at Pittsburgh, he floated with the current to the gulf, stopping at all the principal points along the Ohio and Mississippi rivers and making exploring expeditions into the then great wildernesses of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and other states bordering on the rivers. Nearly three years of his young life was thus employed, and it was in 1820 when he reached New York, and a few weeks later when he found himself at home in Northampton county again.
June 24th, 1820, he was united in marriage to Sarah A. MAJOR, who survives the partner of their nearly 61 years of married life. From the date of their marriage until the year 1842, they remained residents of Northampton county, when the family, which had increased by the birth of several children, removed to Columbia county, Pa., where it remained until 1857. During that year, the writer was among the first of the family to seek a home in Indiana. He had been here but a short time until the father and mother, followed by remaining brothers and sisters, found homes in and about Akron, this county. It was at that village, after a residence of nearly 24 years in it and its immediate vicinity, that the aged and honored father breathed his life away surrounded by the partner of his joys and sorrows through a long life, and five sons and three daughters, the surviving eight of eleven children born unto them, the youngest of whom has passed the fortieth milestone on life's journey.
In 1825 he became a member of the Presbyterian church, and has ever since been a faithful and devoted christian, setting examples of love and faith in his Redeemer worthy of imitation. He died with a full hope of blessed immortality, rejoicing in the Lord. His last words to a daughter bending over him to catch his whisperings, were: "I can't talk; my heart is so full of rejoicing in the Lord." Calmly and peacefully his life went out and his spirit returned to God who gave it. At 2 o'clock on Tuesday the funeral took place from the M.E. church at Akron, the services being conducted by Rev. A. M. WORK, of this city, assisted by Rev. J. B. ALLIMAN, of th Akron M.E. circuit. His remains were tenderly deposited in the quiet village cemetery to await the resurrection morn. The will of God has been accomplished, and the relatives and friends of the deceased sugmit to the decrees of Providence with as good grace as it is possible for human nature to do.

Mrs. Margaret EMMONS, wife of Finley EMMONS who is well known throughout this county, died at the family residence in Richland township, Saturday, March 12th. Mrs. Emmons was born in Hancock county, Ohio, December 25th, 1849, and was at her death 32 years, 2 months and 15 days old. She was married to her now bereaved husband, May 1st, 1865. To them have been born nine children, four of whom preceded her to the spirit world. Mrs. Emmons was a consistent member of the Christian church, a loving wife, faithful mother and kind neighbor whose loss will be deeply felt by the family and the community in which she lived for so long a time.

Saturday, March 26, 1881

A. W. MONTGOMERY, son of ex-Sheriff L. M. MONTGOMERY, met with a serious accident last week, at Churubusco, Whitley county, where he now lives. Engaged at a saw mill, he was cutting a slab with a sharp ax, when by some means the ax collided with his foot and nearly severed his foot in twain. Four toes were lost and it is probable that his injuries are so severe as to make of him a cripple for life.

Jesse MEREDITH, living near Bloomingsburg, has lost by death his only daughter, aged seven years. (Big Foot item)

Died: - Youngest child of James BECK, on the 9th, and his next youngest on the morning of the 14th, of scarlet and brain fever. (Chippawanaugh item)

John DELPH had a sale of his personal property on the 12th. Things went well. John is going to Peru or Denver. (Fulton item)

Thomas MILLS has moved to Francesville to engage in the hotel business. (Kewanna item)

Mart RARICK has traded his barber shop [with a Mr. METZ] for 80 acres of land in Marshall county.

The Odd Fellows in regalia and with music assisted in the burial of J. W. McMICHAEL on Thursday.
John W. McMICHAEL, a citizen of north Rochester, a miller by occupation, died at his residence on Tuesday morning of typhoid pneumonia. His funeral occurred on Thursday.

Saturday, April 2, 1881

Married: - Seaf SANDERS to Lucy COFFING, by Rev. WILKINSON, of Macy.
Henry PONTIOUS to Emma ZARTMAN, by Rev. HERSHEY, of Denver. (Wagoner Station item)

Married: At the residence of the bride's father, on last Sunday . . . Mr. Frank DAWSON to Miss Belle BARNETT.
Died of consumption, David SMITH, living west of this place. Aged 55 years. (Kewanna item)

Although Ira MILLER shot and killed Seth McKINNEY on Thursday of last week, he has not yet been arrested although he remained right at home and continued to transact his usual business. It appears to be taken for granted that he was justified in doing the shooting. . . . .

Joseph BUMBARGER, an old citizen of this county, living four miles west of town, died of consumption, on Thursday, and was buried yesterday. He was a Swiss and about 75 years of age.

Last Sunday afternoon there was a quiet wedding in Union township at the residence of John A. BARNETT. The contracting parties were B. F. DAWSON, the young and well known druggist of this city, and Miss Belle BARNETT who lives with her parents in Union township. Rev. J. S. ROBERTS, of Kewanna, was the officiating clergyman. On Wednesday evening a grand reception was given the young couple at the residence of J. DAWSON, father of the groom, in this city. . . . Miss Emma BARNETT, sister of the bride, from Frankfort, and Miss Phebe THOMPSON, of Plymouth, were at the reception, together with a large number of the friends and acquaintances of the young married couple. . . . .

Saturday, April 9, 1881

Dave SLINGER and Sis PACKARD were married at Macy, by Rev. WILKINSON. Jacob COLLINS and Flora EWERS were married at Green Oak, by Rev. MILLER. (Wagoner Station item)

Mrs. [Sarah A. TRIBBETT] EDINGER, wife of Christian [Christopher?] EDINGER, living just east of town on the Warsaw road, died on Thursday. She was a daughter of Wm. TRIBBETT, of this city.

One of the worst cases of family afflictions that has come to our knowledge for a long time, occurred in Newcastle township a mile and a half this side of Bloomingsburg, on Tuesday. On the morning of that day Mr. T[homas] J. CARUTHERS went out upon his farm to work leaving a wife and a babe two months old at home in the full enjoyment of health. It was a joyous household - father, mother and prattling child. As he kissed the wife and baby before starting out to his work, little did he think of the change that would be made in that happy family in a few brief hours. Imagine, if you can, the feelings of that husband when he returned at 11 o'clock to find his wife stretched upon the floor a corpse and the child tied in its chair unconscious of the condition of the lifeless mother. It appears that after the morning work had been done, Mrs. Carruthers placed the child in its chair and sat down by the side to sew. She must have been stricken with apoplexy or heart disease as she had fallen from the chair to the floor with her sewing in her hand, in which condition she was found. The deceased [Mary Ann (McMAHAN) CARUTHERS was the eldest daughter of Wm. McMAHAN, who is well known to al the citizens of this county.

Ben ELLIOTT is the happy father of a little daughter only three days old. It is fully as bald-headed as its pa.

Mr. Max SILBERBERG and his family left for Cincinnati this week which city they will make their future home. Mr. and Mrs. Silberberg have been citizens of Rochestr for a long time and have a large circle of friends and acquaintances who regret their departure.

Married: - On Thursday . . . at the residence of the bride's father, on Madison street, Mr. Frederick HOBBS [well-to-do farmer residing near Argos], and Miss Sarah McCARTER.
On Thursday, April 7th, 1881, . . . Edward J. ABBOTT and Mary J. KOCHENDORFER.

Grant SMITH, a young man living near Bloomingsburg, died on Thursday.
Daniel RALSTIN, a citizen of Richland township, died on Monday of this week. He was about 35 years of age.

Saturday, April 16, 1881

Married:- Jay ABBOTT to Jennie KOCHENDORFER, by Rev. J. MILLER, of Green Oak. The marriage took place at the Reverend's residence on Thursday, April 7th. We wish them a happy life. (Wagner Station item)

On Thursday of next week, April 21st, Esquire W. L. KOONS will dispose of all his personal property at public sale at his residence four miles west of town. . . going to Kansas.

There are men in Rochester much older than Uncle Jesse SHIELDS, but there are none in town or in the county who came to this county earlier than he. Without doubt he has lived in Fulton county longer than any other man now within its borders. Everybody knows him and he knows nearly everybody. Yesterday was his 26th business anniversary. Twenty-six years ago he established himself in the dry goods and grocery trade in Rochester and has never been out of business a single day. His record as a business man is without a blemish. He has met all his obligations promptly and no man enjoys a greater credit in business circles than does Mr. Shields. He is growing old but he has no disposition to give up the business he has followed so long with so much pleasure.

Wallace BYBEE buried an infant child a few days ago. (Big Foot item)

A sad affliction has overtaken Mr. and Mrs. J. W. SHIELDS. Scarlet fever entered their household and took from the family circle their only child that was the pride and joy of their hearts. It was about 18 months old. Died at an early hour on Wednesday morning and was buried in the afternoon of the same day.

Died:- On the 11th, infant son of Wm. HUDKINS, of diphtheria, aged 7 months.

Isaac STALLARD, father of our townsman, John STALLARD, died at Macy on Wednesday morning. The deceased was widely known over the county. For many years he has been a local preacher in the M. E. church and a very earnest worker. He was quite aged and respected by all who knew him. He had been a resident of this county for many years until a short time ago he removed across the county line into Miami county where his death occurred.

Mrs. Charles [W.] [Louisa NOFTSGER] COLWELL died at North Judson, Starke county, and was taken through this place on Thursday to the Omega cemetery, in Henry township, for interment.

Died: - In Union township April 6th, 1881, of diphtheria, Elmira S. [MEYERS], daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth MEYERS, aged 20 years, 1 month and 15 days. The deceased was baptized June 12, 1861, and on the 16th of December, 1877, was received into full membership of the Lutheran church by the rite of confirmation, of which she remained a faithful member until death. Though young she has been called away to enter upon the realities of an unseen world, once more evidencing to us that none can pass from the trials of time to rest in eternity but by a conflict with the foe who fellows closely after each fleeting monent. She was buried from St. John's Lutheran and Reform church at Bruce's Lake on the 9th inst. Her funeral was largely attended and many of the sorrowful assembly manifested their bereavement over her early death, but God's ways are not our ways and His will be done.

Wm. M. CLARK, a young man 18 years of age, died of lung fever, at the residence of his mother, on north Main street on Wednesday night. His funeral took place yesterday.

Saturday, April 23, 1881

Louis MEREDITH, a well known citizen of Newcastle township, died of lung fever, on Monday.

Ezra NEESE is the happy father of a bouncing 9 pound girl. Ezra steps high. (Wagner Station item)

George GRAEBER, cousin of the GRAEBER boys of this county, died very suddenly at his home just across the line in Marshall county. On Tuesday he did a day's plowing and on Wednesday evening he was a corpse. A severe attack of pleurisy ended his life.

Mrs. SHIREMAN, widow of Wm. SHIREMAN who was killed some time ago by a train on the I. P. & C., has brought suit against the Company for $5,250 damages. . . . .

Died: - In Union township, of diphtheria, Salome M. [MEYERS], daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth MEYERS, aged 21 years, 7 months and 14 days.
She was baptized in her infancy and on the 21st of February, 1875, was, by the rite of confirmation, received into full communion with the Lutheran church. . . . . The deceased was buried from St. John's Lutheran and Reform church, at Bruce's Lake, on the 14th inst., her remains being attended to the grave by a large concourse of people who deeply sympathize with the bereaved family, who, in less than one week, followed to their final resting places, two daughters, both having died with diphtheria. . . . .

Saturday, April 30, 1881

Mrs. [Mary A.] COOK, wife of H. D. COOK, deceased, died at the poor house on Thursday. Thus goes out another life that has struggled long and hard against sickness, poverty and misfortune. She leaves behind three or four small children, dependent upon the charities of a cold world.

There lives in Newcastle township a Mr. S. B. COOPER and near Sevastopol lives a Mrs. Anna BYBEE, a blooming widow. . . . Last Saturday they came to Rochester . . . met an old acquaintance in the person of Rev. GRISSOM, of Wagoner Station, whom they induced to get into their wagon . . . on the Warsaw road . . . . stopped on the iron bridge that spans Mill Creek. Mr. Cooper produced the necessary license . . . [were married there] . . . .

A pleasant surprise party was given Mr. Daniel WHITTENBERGER on the occasion of his fifty-seventh birthday anniversary.

Ben ELLIOTT has recently become the father of a little girl baby, and now, having his hand in, he wants to become a father for the town. He is getting entirely too fatherly.
Tuesday night Mr. H. M. JUNGCLAUSE, brother-in-law of V. ZIMMERMAN, started for the South. He has been in very bad health for a long time. . . . .

Married:- At the parsonage of the Presbyterian church, in this city, by Rev. A. M. WORK, Tuesday, April 26th, 1881, Mr. Wm. P. WHITMORE and Miss Henrietta MOW, both of Richland township. This handsome, happy couple were accompanied to the parsonage by the generous and jovial Mr. and Mrs. WHALLEN of Richland township, who, together with the pastor's family gave much encouragement and extended hearty congratulations to the newly "joined together."

Died in Newcastle township, Fulton county, Indiana, April 24, 1881, after a lingering illness, Mrs. Anna D. PERSCHBACHER, aged 78 years, 9 months and 23 days.
Deceased was born in Schaefheim, Grand Duchy of Hesse, July 1, 1802 (or 1803?). She was baptized in her infancy, and, at the age of 14, confirmed a member of the Lutheran church. Was married to John O. PERSCHBACHER, April 23, 1825. This marriage was blessed with nine children, eight sons, and one daughter, (Four sons, together with the husband and father, have preceded her to the other world.) The family set sail for America April 19, 1833, arriving at Baltimore July 1, 1833. Soon after their course was directed westward, stopping a short time in Pennsylvania, but eventually making their home in Indiana. The family accordingly located in Newcastle township, this county, perhaps as early as 1847, and since then have been continuous residents of this State. The deceased throughout her entire life remained steadfast to her Christian profession; she, knowing the truth which made her free, continued in the truth, constantly evidencing that to her to live was Christ; believeing that the bitterness of the cup was taken away when Jesus drank the wormwood and the gall. Not only this, but that the grave lost its power when the reading rocks said the quaking earth proclaimed the entrance into the dreary abode of Him who said, "I am the resurrection and the life." This is, instead, a proper frame of mind in which to meet death, and without this, confidence no immortal and accountable being can reasonably claim exemption from the fear of the grave.
The deceased was buried from St. Paul's Lutheran church, near her late residence, on the 25th instant, her remains being followed to the grave by a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends.

Died: - James F. LARGE, at his home near Mount Zion church, Monday morning, April 25th, 1881.
Mr. Large was 42 years, 5 months and 5 days of age. He was married in the year 1862 to Miss Catherine BATZ. To them were born seven children of whom six are living. Mr. Large united with kthe Yellow Creek Baptist church near Bloomingsburg, Ind., in year 1866, and to this faith he claimed adherence until death. He was a good quiet citizen, a kind neighbor, an industrious farmer, and in his family relations, sought to have a pleasant home, and nowhere will Mr. Large be missed more than in the hringing up of this large family of small children who so much need a father's care.

Saturday, May 7, 1881

Esq. W. L. KOONS will take his leave for Peabody, Kansas, in a day or two, at which place he expects to make his future home. . . .

A bright and intelligent child, daughter of Mr. Andrew BOWMAN, eight years old, died on Monday of this week at the residence of its grandfather, Sebastian GOSS.

Charles MOORE, a former resident of Fulton, now in Rochester, married two or three weeks ago, and for a wedding tour he hired a cab, and sailed in and around Fulton in high style. Better come here and pay for the necessaries of life which he got some six months ago. (Fulton item)

Milton UTTER, of Kosciusko county, was arraigned before Esquire STRADLEY on Monday on a charge of too great an intimacy with Maria EMMONS. He acknowledged to be the probable father of the unborn child and was bound over to the Circuit Court under obligations of $500 and in default of a bondsman he went to jail. On Tuesday of this week, his father who is a well-to-do farmer came to town and released his son from his imprisonment.

On Wednesday of next week, Wm. TRUE will lead to the hymenial altar, Miss Alfa HERMAN.

Wm. STINSON and Meda DAVIDSON, although opposed by the stern parents on either side, concluded that they could not exist and enjoy life without being matrimonially united. On the 7th of April, by the practice of artful deceptions, they met across the Indiana line in a little town in Michigan where they were married. By their quick return to their respective homes and each pursuing a course as though nothing had occurred, the secret of their marriage was not known until quite recently . . . all opposition to their marriage has been withdrawn. .

A painful accident that may terminate fatally happened to Mr. David MACKEY, father of our townsman, Shannon MACKEY. The old gentleman who is 77 years of age, resides in Marshall county. Last Monday he left his home in a buggy to visit his daughter who lives in Richland township, this county. . . his horse frightened . . . pulling buggy on top of him. . .

[Rochester High School to graduate in June]: Miss Lou HICKMAN, Mr. Samuel HEILBRUN, Mr. Virgil REITER and Mr. Henry LITTLE.

Mr. Dave TILLMAN has gone to Rochester to work in the woolen mills of that place. (Akron item)

Elijah NEFF is the inventor of a patent spindle for wagons, buggies and carriages which is said by those who ought to know, to be a valuable invention and one which will make the inventor a handsome fortune if it is properly handled. Mr. Neff has invented a number of useful articles, but from some cause he has not realized but little profit from them.

The following brief sketch of the life, character and death of Mrs. Ida E. LINKENHELT, whose funeral took place from the Presbyterian church at 2 o'clock on Thursday afternoon, was read from the sacred desk on that sorrowful occasion.
Mrs. Ida Elizabeth [PORTER], wife of Lucius R. LINKENHELT, died at her home, in Rochester, Ind., May 3rd, 1881, at the age of 24 yrs, 1 month and 16 days.
Her mother - a sister of Mr. R. N. RANNELLS and of Mrs. L. MERCER - died when Ida was only 10 days old. Her father, Mr. PORTER, went into the Rebellion, and being known to have been wounded at the first engagement, before Richmond, in supposed to have died on the field of battle, since no trace was had of him thereafter. At the death of her mother, the little nameless orphan fell to the motherly care of her aunt, Mrs. R. N. RANNELLS, who tenderly watched over her and has been awarded the name and affection of mother. Ida's delicate constitution, inherited from her mother, made her more of a care, hence more of an object of affection, during those brief years of her early life, and today the foster-mother thinks of the affectionate and obedient child and mourns the loss, as of her own.
Miss Ida PORTER was united in marriage with Lucius R. Linkenhelt in the month of June, 1876. To them were born three children, the youngest of whom, a babe of four months, died more than a year ago, and today the husband with these two boys - Harry and Freddie - precious pledges of hope, follow the remains of thir best earthly friend to the city of the silent dead.
For six months before death, Mrs. Linkenhelt was held a bed-fast, hopeless sufferer, but we trust that her afflictions were sanctified to her spiritual good. Early impressions, quickened by the influence of God's word, as that word was read and explained to her day by day, brought her to put her trust in her Savior. Four weeks before her death, upon her profession of her faith in Christ, she was baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In this living faith we trust that she triumphed over death. She clung to life but was resigned to the will of God. As she said to her friends more than once: "I arrange my affairs with reference to my husband and children as if I were to live, but I have given my heart to my Savior expecting to die." . . . .

Saturday, May 14, 1881

Died: - Mrs. Lucy COLLINS, April 30, 1881. The funeral took place at the Oliver school house May 1st. The funeral was conducted by Rev. KEESEY.

Saturday, May 21, 1881

Mr. Dan GOULD is the happy father of another interesting boy.

Died:- Mrs. Lucy COLLINS, April 30, 1881. The funeral took place at the Oliver school house May 1st. The funeral was conducted by Rev. KEESEY. (Wagner Station item)

Mr. George SURGUY is enjoying his old home, presided over by a new wife. (Stringtown item)

Frank HANSON now goes about town with a smile all over his face. It is a girl weighing 11-1/4 lbs. Mother and child doing well.

Last Wednesday evening a pleasant little company of immediate friends assembled at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. HERMAN to witness the marriage of their daughter, Alfa [HERMAN] to Mr. William TRUE . . . .

It is the purpose of our townsman E. R. HERMAN to change his residence from Rochester to Burnettsville, White county, within the next two weeks. He has a nice litte 40 acre farm at the place named upon which he will locate his family. . . . He has been a citizen of Rochester for many years . . . .

Logansport Journal:- Last Friday evening at half past 8 o'clock, Miss Lizzie BARNETT was married to Mr. A. H. DOUGLASS, Rev. T. H. McKEE of this city officiating. The ceremony was pronounced at the handsome residence of the bride's father, Mr. Moses BARNETT, near Fletchers Lake in Fulton county. . . A number of guests were in attendance from this city, among whom were Mr. and Mrs. DODSON and D. D. BARNETT and family.

James M. BEEBER, well known in this city, and Miss Hattie G. FRENCH, of Plymouth, were married at Plymouth on Wednesday evening of this week. Mr. Beeber's former wife died only a few weeks ago leaving him with two half-grown children, which may be given as an excuse for his undue haste in again entering the married state.

Mrs. Martha A. HAZLETT died at her residence in north Rochester last Monday after a few day's illness with lung fever. Her funeral occurred on Tuesday from the Presbyterian church, services being conducted by Rev. BARTLETT. The deceased was a sister to J. B and B. M. ELLIOTT and a very estimable lady. Her husband, George HAZLETT, died about a year ago.

Elijah NEFF is the inventor of an axel for buggies and wagons upon which he has recently been granted a patent. . . . .

Another of the old pioneers of Fulton county has gone to rest. On Wednesday afternoon, Andrew OLIVER died at his residence five miles south of town. Mr. Oliver came to this county in 1846 and was, therefore, one of its early settlers. He was regarded by all who knew him as an honorable and upright citizen. Only a few weeks ago he celebrated his 80th birthday anniversary and having a large family connection, the event was one of considerable interest to himself and family. About two years ago he visited friends in Pennsylvania and while there sustained serious injuries from a fall from which he never fully recovered. His last sickness, however, was of short duration, being taken with a sinking chill on last Sunday, which terminated in his death on Wednesday. His funeral took place yesterday at the Oliver burying ground. Thus one by one the old settlers of the county are passing away.

The wife of William ICE was buried on last Monday.

Uncle Dan. JONES expects to go to Nebraska soon and spend the summer months with his daughter, Mrs. George GROW.

Dr. SHAFER, of Big Foot, has located in Rochester.

Saturday, May 28, 1881

A surprise party and family reunion was held at the residence of Darius AULT, last Saturday, in honor of George ORR, father of Mrs. Ault. Mr. Frank ORR, one of the sons, from Plymouth, with his family, was in attendance. It was not a large gathering, but a very sociable one. The occasion was that of the 68th birthday anniversary of Mr. ORR.

The joy bells ring; another couple joined heart and hands for life May 15th, at the bride's mother - Mr. Mat. BURKETT to Miss Francis JOHNSON - by the officiating minister, Rev. ROBERTS. (Wagner Station item)

S. LAMB steps high because it is a boy. (Akron item)

One of the happiest men of Akron is Billy KRIEGHBAUM. When but a mere youth he entered the army as a member of the 46th Ind. Vol., and served faithfully as a soldier all through the war. There was no better soldier in the army than Billy, always ready and willing to perform any duty assigned him. Like all good soldiers, he endured many hardships and suffered many privations. He was a prisoner for a long time and was quartered in a prison pen where the glare of a hot southern sun upon a bright and glistening sand almost completely ruined his eyes. Believeing that he was entitled to a pension, he made his application years ago, and has just been awarded it this week. The amount he received is not as large as it should have been, but enough to make him feel quite comfortable. . . . .

Elijah NEFF will make a trip to New York on Monday in the interest of his patent axle.

Ephraim BEARSS, brother of Hon. D. R. BEARSS, of Peru, died at his residence near Bourbon, Marshall county, last Monday. He was 77 years of age and by four years the senior of his brother at Peru.

[The following graduated from Rochester High School, commencement exercises taking place in the Academy of Music, on Thursday evening of next week]: Miss Lou. HICKMAN, Mr. Samuel HEILBRUN, Mr. Virgil REITER and Mr. Henry LITTLE.

Saturday, June 4, 1881

Mr. Amos L. THURSTON and Miss Sarah A. MYERS were married at the residence of the bride's parents, in this city, on Saturday May 28th, 1881, by Rev. S. McNEELY, of Tiosa. . . .

Henry ANDERSON, son of Hiram ANDERSON, died at the residence of his father, in this city, at an early hour on Tuesday morning. The deceased was a good citizen and highly respected by all. He fell a victim to quick consumption and but a few months sufficed to call him to his rest. Mr. Anderson was 33 years, 1 month and seven day of age.

Saturday, June 11, 1881

[Notice] that my wife, Mrs. Mariah BLACKETER, has left my bed and board . . . William BLACKETER . . . May 30th, 1881.

Uncle Billy BUCHANAN our venerable townsman, is 73 years old. . . .

Saturday, June 18, 1881

[Long detailed account of the marriage of Miss Alice BARB to Mr. Willard GOULD, Thursday evening, June 9th. . . guests listed]

Frank COMPTON of Pulaski county and Miss Mary KNEBEL, of Wayne township, this county, were married in Rochester, June 9th, Rev. A. M. WORK, officiating.

[Notice of desertion, Anna LANGSDORF . . . . . Charles LANGSDORF . . . June 17th, 1881]

Mrs. Lou GREEN, wife of R. R. GREEN, living in Liberty township, died at the family residence last Sunday. Mrs. Green had been a long and patient sufferer with consumption, which terminated her earthly existence on the day mentioned. She was the mother of four children whom she leaves behind to share the sorrows of a distressed husband and father. She was a lady highly esteemed for her many virtues by all who knew her, and her loss will be deeply felt by the community in which she lived. The deceased was 20 years, 4 months and 2 days old.

Saturday, June 25, 1881

Died of consumption, at her residence, Mrs. Lillie WHARTON, June 7th, 1881. Funeral services at the chapel by Rev. GRISSUM. She leaves a husband [I. L. WHARTON] and many other friends to mourn her loss.
[Lillie, wife of I. L. Wharton, March 1, 1843 - June 7, 1881, age 38y-3m-3d; bur Horton Chapel cem, Liberty township, Fulton Co Ind]

Married, at the residence of the bride's father, in Aubbeenaubbee township, on Sunday, June 19th, Mr. Wm. BOMBARGER to Miss Francis DISHER . . . .
Mr. Solomon MILLER and family were summoned to Rochester this week to attend the funeral of a child of Mr. C. HICKMAN, a relative of the family of Mr. Miller. (Leiters Ford items)

Maggie J. [HICKMAN], a nine year old daughter of Clark S. and Martha J. HICKMAN, of this city, died Monday evening, June 20th, 1881. The funeral which took place from their residence on Wednesday at 2 o'clock, was largely attended. . . . The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community.

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob RANNELLS, of Perrysburg, celebrated their 20th, or China wedding yesterday. A goodly number of invited guests from this place were in attendance.

Saturday, July 2, 1881

Mr. JUNGCLAUS, the young German who had been in the employ of V. ZIMMERMAN for several years, but whose failing health induced him to seek at home in the South only a few months ago, was not profited much by his change of location. He got as far as Georgia where his strength failed him and after a few days illness died. He was a poor but very worthy young man, almost friendless in the world except the few who knew him intimately here who kindly furnished him the means to travel and defrayed his funeral expenses. Although dying among strangers, he was well-cared for in his last illness.

Daniel BIDDINGER is agent for C. B. McKinney's swine Panacea, said to cure any case of hog cholera. (Leiters Ford item)

Old Mrs. DAWSON, living three miles south of town, was buried yesterday. It is reported to us by a gentleman who knows, that her two sons, living northwest of town, were notified of her death and invited to attend the funeral. They came as far as town yesterday afternoon, on their way to their mother's burial. Stopping at a saloon they began playing pool and drinking beer and were thus engaged while their dead mother was being lowered into the silent tomb . . . . .

Last evening word came to town that old Mr. [Levi] ROSE, well known to Rochester, shot himself at his home near Fulton. He was handling an old gun that was not known to be loaded when it was discharged, killing him almost instantly.
[Levi Rose, died July 1, 1881, at age 70y-8m-24d; bur Fulton cem]

George BARRINGER, a citizen of Rochester, living on West street, died very suddenly Tuesday afternoon. On the day previous he was in his usual health and worked in the garden. Tuesday morning he was up but complained of feeling badly. During the forenoon he went to bed in an upper room, but being a very warm place he came down and reclined upon a couch where he died within ten minutes after he changed his location. He was a gentleman about 35 years of age and of feeble constitution. He has at times been afflicted with something like fits and died in a spasm. He was buried on Wednesday afternoon.

Albert S. PUGH, of Fulton county, and Miss Barbara TUCKER, of Noble township, this county [were married] yesterday. After a short stay among the relatives of the bride in Noble township they will remove to Rochester, Ind., which will be made their future home. - Logansport Journal.

Saturday, July 9, 1881

Ira WHARTON disposes of his personal property today at public auction; after the sale he is expecting to move to Iowa and make that State his future home.

One more jolly old couple tasted the sweets of matrimony June 23d, Mr. [James S.] LOVE to Mrs. [Maria] GUNKLE, [June 23, 1881]. (Wagner Station item)

As we wag our cigar we clip the following from the daily blab: Mr. Chas. C. PACKARD and Miss Rachel M. WILLIAMS, entered into the holy bonds of matrimony June 27, 1881, by C. J. STRADLEY, J.P. of Rochester.

A young man by the name of HURL was drowned in the river about a half mile below the Ford on Tuesday evening of this week. He had come from his home near Kewanna to help Mr. Wm. COOK to cut his harvest. . . . . (Leiters Ford item)

Mr. John FARRAGHAN, a very worthy Irish citizen who has been a resident of Rochester for many years, engaged in the boot and shoe business, died yesterday afternoon of congestion of the lungs. The deceased lived on Monroe street, and his funeral will take place tomorrow.

Married: - At Bloomington, Illinois, June 21st . . . Mr. W. A. POWELL and Miss Alida BITTERS. The hride is a niece of the editor who, until recently, lived with her parents in Henry township. Mr. Powell has for a long time been engaged in husiness at Denver, Col.., where the newly married couple will soon make their future home . . . .

Saturday, July 16, 1881

Mr. John J. MILLER and Miss May ZACKMAN were married July 2d, by Rev. Henry SPOHN, at the residence of the officiating clergyman.

Gracie [HOOVER], the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. HOOVER, departed this life last Saturday morning at the residence of the parents near Mt. Zion church. Gracie was a bright, thoughtful child, and it was in great grief that her parents gave her up. The funeral took place at the Mt. Zion Presbyterian church last Sunday at 11 o'clock a.m.
[Gracie Hoover, died July 9, 1881, age 6y-3m-(?)d; bur Mt. Zion cem]

John FARRIGAN, who departed this life last Friday, was buried from the family residence Sunday, at 1:30 p.m. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. A. M. WORK, of the Presbyterian church. Mr. Farrigan was a native of County Down, Ireland, but had been a citizen of the United States for about thirty years. He came with his family from Urbanna, O., to Rochester about 11 years ago. Shortly after taking up his residence here, Mrs. F. died. He had lived a quiet life but a very busy one. He was not a man of general acquaintance, but deservedly respected by all who knew him. He was a member of the Church of England (Episcopal), but in the absence of the church of his choice his next preference was the Presbyterian church. He was given a decent Christian burial, for such he deserved.

Esquire James C. THOMPSON died at his residence near the railroad crossing of the Warsaw road at about 11 o'clock on Wednesday evening. Several months ago the deceased was stricken down with paralysis and was a helpless invalid from that time until his death. His family has also been sadly afflicted within the past few months. First hie mother-in-law who was a member of his household, died. In a short time thereafter his wife crossed the dark river, leaving the afflicted husband with a grown daughter of very feeble mind and three small children as charges upon his hands. The sickness and deaths in his family and consequent heavy expenses, soon exhausted the small supply of cash he had on hand and for some time the family has been almost entirely dependent upon the charity of the community for support, and from what we have been able to learn, the good things of this world have not been very lavishly bestowed nor has there been much personal attention shown that helpless man and dependent family. He died in the greatest agony with not a soul to witness his spirit leave the body or close his staring eyes except his children. After death it was several hours before any one could be induced for love or money to prepare the body for burial. When a few friends were found willing to do the work and repaired to the residence for that purpose, they were met with a sight that was shocking to sensitive natures. He was found in a close room upon a bed, covered with heavy clothing and wreaking of filth, the stench of which forbid an entrance to the room. How he was cleansed and made fit for burial, need not be stated. He was taken to the Mt. Zion grave yard for interment on Thursday afternon, only the family and a friend or two following the remains to its last resting place. Thus ended the life of a man who once stood well in the community in which he lived and was honored and respected to the extent of being elected Justice of the Peace on the Republican ticket, which office he held at the time of his death. He was guilty of nothing but being unfortunate and poverty-stricken. He was honest, sober and industrious, but it appears to be a crime to be poor and an excuse for the more prosperous to almost criminally and barbarously neglect an old and respected citizen when stricken down and unable to take care of himself. The deceased was about 65 years of age and it is to be hoped that he has reached a haven of rest where he will not be dependent upon the charity of a cold and unfeeling world. The children he left behind are yet to be provided for.

Mrs. Alonzo BRIGHT, daughter of Charles RICHTER, trustee of Henry township, died at her home in Henry township on Wednesday. Mr. Bright and his family spent a few years in Nebraska but the failing health of his wife induced them to return to their old home, where, after lingering for a long time, she died at the time states.

David BESSNER, one of the reliable and worthy German citizens of Henry township, died at his residence last Sunday and was buried Monday. He was quite an old gentleman and had lived out his three score and ten years.

Near Bruce's Lake, this county, a Mr. KISSINGER, while engaged in the harvest field this week, was so overcome and prostrated by the heat that he died from the effects of the shock to his system, on Wednesday. . . . [Henry KISSINGER, 1837-1881; bur Pleasant Hill cem, Union Twp]

John BLOOM, an old citizen of this county living near Fulton, was married on Monday last to Mrs. Eliza GLANZ, of New York. The ceremony was performed at the real estate office of HOUSE & KENDRICK by Rev. A. V. HOUSE.

Several cases of prostration by heat have been reported in this community within the past ten days. Among the number is that of Elias CRIPE, a gentleman living three miles south on the Michigan road. He was stricken down a week ago yesterday and lingered in great agony until Sunday when death ensued and his funeral took place on Monday. The deceased was about 55 years of age and has been a citizen of this county for many years.

Saturday, July 23, 1881

Jack VanDINE's clothes fit too soon, it's a little gal. So says Jack
Levi HORTON is the proudest man in town since a new boarder stopped at his domicile. It's a boy.
Died:- Rannel CHAPINS, of consumption, living about four miles south west of her, July 10th.
Seaf. SANDERS smiles from ear to ear. He says he never was so happy for many a year since his mansion is finely decorated with a ten pound girl. (Wagoner Station items)

We are sorry to part with our neighbor, George ORWIN, who expects to remove the first of next month to southern Kentucky. (Blue Grass item)

Mrs. Alice OVERMOYER, wife of Michael OVERMOYER and daughter of our townsman, Wm. TRIBBETT, died quite suddenly on Wednesday at the residence of Sol. WAGONER, Jr. She had been a victim of consumption for some time but recently has felt better and was visiting at the residence where she died so unexpectedly. Her funeral took place from the Evangelical church on Thursday.
[Mary A. Overmoyer, wife of Michael Overmoyer, and dau of Wm. & M. TIRBBETT, died July 20, 1881, age 27y-6m-20d; bur Rochester I.O.O.F. cem]

"Manitau" is the title of a new work of facts and romance, written by "Margaret HOLMES", a nom de plume assumed by the author who only a few years since was a resident of this place and well and favorably known by the citizens of Rochester and vicinity . . . it relates to facts and incidents connected with Lake Manitau and the people of this immediate community. (See Wendell C. Toombaugh, Fulton Co Ind Newspaper Excerpts, Vol. 6: "Margaret Holmes" will be more readily recognized by the people of this county as Mrs. M. V. BATES. She is the daughter of father ERNSPERGER . . . .)

Saturday, July 30, 1881

Died at her house in Union township on Friday of last week, Mrs. Eliza MONESMITH, wife of Thomas MONESMITH. The funeral which took place on Sunday was the largest we have witnessed for a long time. (Leiters Ford item)
[Eliza Monesmith, wife of T. Monesmith, d. July 29, 1881, age 36 years; bur Moon cem, Aubbeenaubbee Twp, Fulton Co Ind]

Mrs. Mattie METCALF, of Indianapolis, sister of Mrs. L. S. EMERICK and Mrs. O. P. OSGOOD, is visiting her relatives and many friends at this place.

Saturday, August 6, 1881

Mr. James JOHNSTON, of Huntington County, is here this week on his biennial visit to his son, Dr. Aaron JOHNSTON.
Andy STRONG has notified the public that the latch string hangs on the outside of the door, by a large oblong sign, embodying the name "Akron House." . . . (Akron items)

Ben COPLEN has sold his interest in the store of this place to David BUSENBURG. . . (Big Foot item)

Mrs. TYLER has left her husband which leaves Mr. TYLER in a bad shape. Sin. RUNKEL is said to be the cause. (Wagner Station item)

It is not definitely established whether LeRoy ARMSTRONG, mention of whom was made last week, is in the land of the living or gone the way of all earth via the turbid waters of the Missouri River. After leaving here a few weeks ago for his home in Burlington, Kansas, he did not find everything at home to his liking. Business in his absence had been improperly conducted and a dissolution of partnership with Mr. JAMISON in the practice of law, was inevitable. Mr. Armstrong left his family at Burlington and went to Ft. Leavenworth expecting to get a situation in a printing office. Failing in that and growing despondent over his bad fortune, he joined the regular army and at once took quarters with the troops at Ft. Leavenworth. One evening he went down to the river to bathe taking with him a suit of new underclothing. He was not missed until the following day when the new clothing and that worn upon his person, was found on the bank of the river. It is supposed that he was borne down by the waters, but there is no evidence of that fact further than stated. . . . .

On Monday a son of Cyrus BYBEE, in Newcastle township, aged 18 months, died. On Tuesday Jacob BRINEY, of Richland township, lost a child one year old. Wednesday Mr. DAWSON, a very old gentleman living south of town on the John WALTERS farm, died. He is the father of the two young men who were summoned to attend their mother's funeral some weeks ago and getting as far on their way to their mother's residence as Rochester, became so absorbed in beer drinking and pool playing as to forget all about their dead mother until after she was buried. The Sentinel gave them a little lecture upon their bad conduct which probably had the desired effect, for, to their credit, be it said, they both got around in time to see the remains of their father deposited in the cold grave.

Nathaniel WILLIAMS and Rosa REED, both of Liberty township, stood up before his Honor, Esquire STRADLEY, on Thursday and were spliced in a legal manner.

Rev. N. L. LORD tied the Gordian knot last Saturday evening that united Mr. Daniel CARPENTER and Miss Sarah NIXON in married relations. Mr. Carpenter is a young man employed in the new woolen mill and "Sis" is a maid well known to Rochester socitey. . . .

Catherine WIMER [DUNLAP], beloved wife of Robert DUNLAP, departed this life July 21st, 1881, at the age of 81 years, 2 months and 16 days.
Deceased was born near Winchester, Virginia. In her childhood she moved with her parents to Butler Co., Penn., married Mr. Dunlap Sept. 23rd, 1831, came with her husband to Fulton Co., Ind., in April, 1852. Mrs. Dunlap was the mother of seven children, five of whom survive her: two daughters and three sons. She had sixteen grandchildren. Shortly after her marriage, she and her husband united with the Presbyterian church of Portersville, Penn. (Rev. N. BRACKEN, pastor), and when they came to Indiana, they transferred their church membership to the Presbyterian church of this place.
Mrs. Dunlap was a constant sufferer for many months before her death but endured her sufferings with great patience and Christian fortitude and resignation. She died in the faith and in the hope of a blessed immortality. The funeral service, conducted by Rev. N. L. LORD, took place at the family residence in Rochester, Aug. 1st, at 2 o'clock p.m. It was largely attended by old friends and neighbors. . . . .

Saturday, August 13, 1881

Died: - On last Monday morning, a little child of Mr. and Mrs. Charles SHADLE, aged about 11 months. (Leiters Ford item)

Dr. O. P. WAITE, of Fulton, will locate in Rochester in a short time.
J. W. HISEY, of near Tiosa, has gone to Wisconsin to visit his son Daniel [HISEY].
Mr. Lorin H. WOOD and Miss Dora H. WAGONER were married at the bride's parents, in this township, on Thursday afternoon, by Rev. R. D. UTTER.
Charles F. KEISER, recently of Colorado, and Miss Lulu B. CUFFEL, of this township, were married last Tuesday by Rev. A. V. HOUSE, at the parsonage.

Miss Emma TILLMAN, daughter of J. and E. TILLMAN, died at the home of her parents, in Akron, on Friday of last week, aged 24 years, 10 months and 20 days. The deceased was a very estimable lady, beloved by all who knew her. Her death was the result of consumption of a lingering character, but at last her young life was forced to yield to the demands and she passed peacefully away to the land of the blest.

Saturday, August 20, 1881

Lawrence COLLINS is blessed and comforted with a monstrous boy.
Wm. M. CHAPIN was drowned in Mud Lake, Sunday, July 31st, while in company with his Uncle, Richard JONES. Young Chapin went out some distance in the lake in a boat for the purpose of taking a bath. It appears that Chapin was at one end of the boat and Jones at the other, each holding to the boat. Mr. Jones noticed that his nephew was acting rather strangely and hurried to the other end of the boat but was too late. Young Chapin sank to rise no more. The funeral was, conducted by Rev. B. J. SMITH at Five Corners, August 1st. The deceased was aged 19 years. He leaves a wide circle of friends to mourn his untimely demise. (Wagner Station items)

A little child of Wm. MEHRLING's died very suddenly of cholera infantum. (Leiters Ford item)

Mr. and Mrs. ARNOLD, from Bellevue, Ohio, are visiting their daughter, Mrs. GEMBERLING.

James H. BIBLER and Miss Eulola M. HOWARD were married at the residence of the bride's father, in Rochester, Ind., August 18th, 1881, at 8:30 p.m., Rev. WORK officiating.
Mr. Charles STEINBERGER has removed from Rochester to Beaver Dam, Kosciusko county, where he will engage in the practice of medicine. He is a worthy young man. . . .
Uncle Andrew ONSTOTT, an old and well-known gentleman living just west of town, was agreeably surprised last Sunday . . . It finally dawned upon him that that day was his 75th birthday anniversary and that his sons, daughters, grandchildren, &c., were coming from this and neighboring counties to spend the day with him in a social way. . . . Mr. Onstott is an old pioneer of this and Wabash county, and has a host of friends . . . . . .

Saturday, August 27, 1881

Mrs. Elizabeth ROSE, mother of Mrs. Major BITTERS, died at her home in Peru, last Saturday. The deceased lived with her daughter in this city several years and is pretty well known in Rochester. She was born in Rockingham Co., Virginia, and was, at her death, 81 years of age. For many years she had been a resident of Peru . . . .

Mrs. M. FLINN, of Indianapolis, whose husband, Capt. J. M. FLINN, was sentenced to execution at Libby prison in retaliation for spies shot by Burnside, and who died from the effects of being so long incarcerated, is visiting her sister, Mrs. ALLEMAN, of this place. (Bloomingsburg item)

Mrs. Robert CALLISON died at her residence three miles northeast of town on Monday and was buried in the Nichols graveyard, Kosciusko county, on Tuesday. The deceased was 26 years of age. She left a husband and small child. Her disease was consumption.

A six year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob HERRING died in this city on Thursday, of diphtheria. The funeral occurred yesterday, her remains being deposited in the Mt. Zion cemetery. She was a bright and interesting little girl and her death is a sore affliction to the parents.

Mr. V. ZIMMERMAN is guardian of three orphan children of the family of James C. THOMPSON, deceased - one boy and two girls - aged respectively 7, 11, and 13. He would like to provide each with a good home. They are now at his residence and persons wishing children to adopt into their families should call on Mr. Zimmerman.

Mr. Jerry LEITER has been busy for the last week securing the right of way for a new railroad running north and south through this township. He is asking the citizens along the line to grant the right of way free in the name of LEITER & TONER, PHILLIPS & TROUTMAN. We presume the above named gentlemen compose the company who propose to build the road. (Leiters Ford item)

John ELLIS and Dr. KELSEY propose building up a town at the crossing of the two railroads. They say they will give away each alternate lot to actual settlers.

Robert CALLISON will dispose of all his personal property at public sale next Wednesday. The sale takes place at his residence 8-1/3 miles northeast of Rochester.

On the 20th of September will occur the wedding of our townsman, Joseph LEVI to Miss Theresa HEINSHEIMER. The wedding will take place at Lexington, Ky., where the intended bride resides. . . .

Saturday, September 3, 1881

Died, at her residence in Richland township, Fulton county, Elizabeth MARTINDALE. The deceased was born March 1st, 1814, died August 21st, 1881, aged 67 years, 5 months and 20 days. She left five children and many friends to mourn her loss. Her funeral took place August 22nd and the text for the services was taken from Revelation 14th chapter, 13th verse. The love and respect for her was attested by the vastness of the procession that followed her to her last resting place, bidding her farewell as one who had been a faithful member in the M.E. church for 51 years.
The deceased was married to Isaac MARTINDALE, February 14th, 1832, with whom she lived until May 17th, 1863, when death parted them, having her alone to suffer the troubles of life until August 21st, 1881, when death gave her a happy release from the sorrows of life and a happy entrance through the gates into the city of Jasper, whose gates are pearl, and along the streets of which shall murmur the Chrystal River and in the midst of which shall bloom the tree of life. She was a kind and affectionate mother. She was loved and esteemed by all who knew her for her truly devoted piety and love for the cause of Christ, taking the word of God as a lamp to her feet and as a guide through life, and her support in death; and while sinking under the chilly embrace of death she exhorted her children to prepare for death and meet her where parting would be no more. In her last moments she gave evidence that disembodied spirits of those who once shared with her the troubles of life were round her bed as if possible to smooth her pillow and soothe the pains of death and welcome her acros the cold stream of death. Thus she passed away in faith believing that her works would follow her and that they would be as bread cast upon the water which would be gathered many days hence.

John HIGHWAY buried one of his daughters last Sabbath. The disease typhoid fever.

Mr. Omer CAMERER and Miss Emma C. BRUBAKER, both of this township, were married at the residence of the bride's parents last Sunday, by Rev. A. E. BABCOCK.

S. M. BISHOP, one of the pioneers of Richland township traded his large and valuable farm in that township for 800 acres of Kansas land belonging to Thomas NELLANS. Mr. Bishop and his family, in which are a number of sons, will go West and locate on their new possession as soon as necessary arrangemtnt can be made. . . .

Mr. Will SHOUP, of this city, and Miss Maud MOW, of Richland township, were married on Thursday evening of this week at the residence of Henry MOW, in Richland township, Rev. A. M. WORK officiating. . . It is a happy union of two young hearts . . . They will make Rochester their future home.

Mr. John STRONG, of the well known STRONG family of Henry township, was in the city this week, having just returned from Alabama where he has been spending his time for the past ten years engaged in the organization of Sunday schools and other Sunday school work. . . .

Saturday, September 10, 1881

On Thursday ELLIOTT & BITTERS sold John S. TAYLOR's 4-acre property north of town, to Mr. Joel STEM, of Wabash county, father of Ira STEM.
A. W. BLOOM, near Millark, will sell all his personal property at public sale next Saturday and remove to Kansas.
Mr. Ely RUSSELL, whose severe sickness was mentioned last week, died last Saturday evening and was buried on Monday. Mr. Russell was an old and highly respected citizen.
B. F. DAWSON has accepted a position as chief in the laboratory department of a New York City drug house. He goes to take his place on the 1st of October and will be accompanied by his wife.
Rev. F. M. RULE has withdrawn from the Methodist ministry . . . under charges for some time. . . the following minute ordered in the Journal: "Withdrawn from the church under charges." . . .
Wm. McCLURE, a good citizen and farmer of Richland township, died a few days ago. His disease was liver complaint.

Saturday, September 17, 1881

On Thursday of last week, Mr. Stephen L. MARTIN and Miss Mattie M. CONN, both of Liberty township, were married at the parsonage. The newly wedded couple will take up their residence in Rochester.

Married:- Lin. WILSON to Emma FOUTS, August 28th, by Rev. Lewellyn, of Macy
-Mr. John NEESE and Mrs. Betty FAIR were quietly married at Peru, August 30th, 1881, by Wm. FINNEMORE, of Macy. The silver-haired couple expect to be as cosy and happy as two bugs in a rug . . .
Died: - Mrs. [Cynthia] Ann COFFING, August 17, 1881. Funeral services at the Mt. Zion church by Rev. SMITH. She was aged 26 years [26y-6m-19d], and leaves a husband and four children to mourn her departure.
Died: - Aaron FOUTS, September 8th, 1881; funeral service at the Mt. Zion church by Rev. LEWELLYN. Aged 44 years, 5 months and 14 days. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn his loss.
Died: - Richard ROBBINS, Sept. 8th, 1881. The remains were deposited in the Shelton cemetery. The funeral will take place at the Ebenezer church the third Sunday in October, by Rev. BABCOCK. He leaves a wife and 8 children.
Died: - Henry KEEL, September 7, 1881. The funeral was conducted at his residence by Rev. BABCOCK. The remains were interred in the Shelton cemetery. He was a highly esteemed young man and leaves a wife and two small children who regret his departure. (Wagner Station items)

A little daughter of Sam FOUDRAY was buried Wednesday - diphtheria. (Bloomingsburg item)

Mr. Franklin STAHL and Miss Malinda SALES were joined in the holy bonds of matrimony at the residence of the officiating clergyman, Rev. A. M. WORK, in Rochester, on Sunday, the 11th inst. . . .

W. S. SHAFER and A. C. ORR, Practicing Physicians . . . Office over LEVI & GERSON's Clothing Store, on Main street, opposite Court House, Rochester.

The daily papers this week reported the suicide of E. E. CHANDLER, in Nebraska by throwing himself in front of a moving train of cars. The Ed. E. CHANDLER alluded to is supposed to be the same fellow that conducted a jewelry establishment at this place a few years ago. He was then a dissipated fellow but a genius and fine workman. He had domestic difficulties and abandoned his wife at Logansport since which time he has been going to the bad and concluded to end his existence in the shocking manner mentioned.

Rev. A. V. HOUSE united for life Mr. Stephen BRUCE and Miss Leata SLONAKER, at STUMPH's restaurant, on Tuesday of this week. The bride and groom reside in Aubbeenaubbee township.

An infant child of Frank McCARTER was buried on Thursday.

Saturday, September 24, 1881

The wife of George HARMON, living northeast of town, was buried on Monday.

Mr. Joseph LEVI, accompanied by his brother Mayer LEVI and wife, went to Lexington, Ky., last week. . . he was united in marriage with Miss Thersa HEINSHEIMER, a charming Kentucky lady. . . .

[Long news story of death of Mrs. Davis FENTERS, daughter of Hon. HIGHWAY, of Kosciusko Co., Ind., living between Five Corners and Macy, Miami Co., Ind., caused by hydrophobia from dog bite] Her death occurred about three weeks ago. . . . Last week the husband was taken sick [from bite by the same dog] and at this writing (Wednesday) he is suffering all the horrors of a man in the worst stages of hydrophobiaism. When his spasms come on, it requires the strong arms of from six to eight men to keep him from doing harm to himself and his attendants. . . .

The wedding of Mr. Sidney LEITER to Miss Mary OVERMIRE on Sunday last was attended by quite a number of our citizens. (Leiters Ford item)

A happier man cannot be found in Rochester than Curg. RANNELLS, all because a little girl at his house will call him "Pa" as soon as it can lisp.

The news of the sudden death of Max BENDEL was a terrible shock to his many friends at this place. Max came from Kentucky to this place a few months ago and his good deportment and gentlemanly bearing won for him a host of warm friends during his short stay. Concluding to return to his home in Kentucky, he went from here to Bourbon to spend a few days with his brother. On Wednesday, in company with Lol. SAMUELS, who is an intimate friend, and two young gentlemen, they went to the woods gunning for squirrels. The four congregated around the trunk of a tree, in the top of which was a squirrel. In their anxiety to bring it down, the gun in the hands of young Samuels was accidentally discharged, the contents entering the body of young Bendel, killing him instantly. He was a young man of more than ordinary ability, about 25 years of age and the picture of good health at the time of the accident. His abrupt taking off is but another evidence of the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death. His remains were taken to Ft. Wayne from Bourbon yesterday for interment in the Jewish cemetery.

Married:- At the residence of the bride's father, Mr. William McCARTER, in this city, Saturday evening, September 17th, 1881, by Rev. A. M. WORK, Miss Lulu McCARTER and Mr. Billie SMITH, of Fort Wayne, Ind. . . . They have already gone to Fort Wayne where they will reside. . . .
Married:- September 22nd, at the Real estate office of HOUSE & KENDRICK, by Rev. A. V. HOUSE, Mr. Thomas JONES, of Pulaski county, and Miss Sarah DIVELY, of Wayne township.

Saturday, October 1, 1881

A bright boy of Mr. & Mrs. David SHRIVER, of Henry township, died of cholera infantum last Sunday.

[Elizabeth A.] ROUCH, daughter of Samuel [and Catharine] ROUCH, aged 13 years, died at her home in Liberty township last Monday, of typhoid fever. [Elizabeth A. Rouch, dau of S. & C. Rouch, died Sept. 25, 1881, at age 13y-6m-27d; bur Salem cem, Liberty Twp]

We made a mistake last week in regard to the "girl" that stopped at Curg. RANNELLS. It is a boy; the girl stopped at George HOLMAN's.

Richland township is very productive. It produces good crops and big babies. On Wednesday, twins were added to the household of Billy WALTERS - a boy and a girl - weighing 19-1/2 pounds. Billy is a sound Democrat and it is a pity that both were not boys. He is excusable, however, for the slight mistake he made.

Frisby RICHARDSON and family, of Henry township, start early next week for Nebraska where they will make their future home.

Isaac V. ALEXANDER was tried on last Thursday upon an indictment found by the Grand Jury for grand larceny - the stealing of a two-year-old colt. The jury, after a few moments deliberation, brought in a verdict of guilty and fixed his punishment at two years in the Northern Prison.

George HOWARD who has been in the county jail for two months past, and who was indicted by the grand jury for larceny, in the stealing of about eighty dollars from Myer WILE, was, upon a plea of guilty, sentenced to the jail of the county for one day. . . .

Mrs. Riley RICHARDSON, of this township, is suffering severely with cancer in her stomach. It is said to be impossible for her to recover. . . .

Miss Jennie BARNES, youngest daughter of E. S. BARNES, formerly of this city, was married at the residence of her parents at Sturgis, Mich., on Tuesday of last week, to Mr. W. C. HOLLER. . . . .

Saturday, October 8, 1881

Mrs. ARMSTRONG, wife of LeRoy ARMSTRONG who is supposed to have been drowned in the Missouri River at Ft. Levansworth, Kansas, some months ago, an account of which was published in these columns at the time, has returned with her family of three children to Rochester, arriving here last Monday. . . . .[Leroy Armstrong m. Lucinda J. LEAR, Dec. 23, 1877, Fulton Co Ind M.R.]

[Long account of death of George E. OLES. Death caused by opium] The deceased was a stepson of Thomas CARTER, living in Richland township. His remains were prepared for burial and taken to Richland township for interment. . . . He was regarded as a reckless and shiftless fellow, which is the cause of his wife refusing to live with him and she betrayed but little feeling or symptahy for him when she was called to see him in his death struggle. He left a sealed letter for his wife in which he gave detailed directions for the disposition of what little property he had and the collection of some claims and the payments of some debts and expressing a hope that he would meet her in a better world. Mrs. [Sarah E. (ADAMSON)] OLES is the daughter of Rev. Thomas ADAMSON who is well known throughout this county. The deceased was about 40 year of age.

E. RHODES started for Chicago last week for the purpose of attending medical lectures. (Big Foot item)

G. W. NAFE and family, of Fremont Center, Mich., is visiting his old-time friends at this place. His wife is a daughter of mother ERNSPERGER.

Saturday, October 15, 1881

A young man named Clemens KEPLER, died near Bloomingsburg on Friday of last week.

A child of Uriah SMITH, living eight miles east of Rochester, died last Saturday of cholera infantum.

David MARSH, son of James and Elizabeth MARSH, died on the 2nd of October, 1881, in Wayne township, of typhoid fever, after an illness of two weeks. The deceased was aged 21 years, 5 months and a few days. He was a bright, dutiful son and gave promise of much usefulness, and it seems hard, indeed, to part with one so young and kind, but "God moves in a mysterious way his wonders to perform," and although the bereaved parents may deeply mourn his loss, they have the assurance that just beyond the surging river of death they will form one unbroken family in that eternal haven of repose.

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert MASTELLER were called to part with their bright little son [Ray MASTELLER] last Sunday morning. Ray was only seven days past nineteen months old but had shown evidence of a peculiar aptness. The little fellow suffered intensely for some days with flux and it was with a sense of relief but with great grief that the parents saw him, their only child, taken away. The funeral was attended by a large company of the relatives and friends of the family, and the litte body was laid to rest in the Mt. Zion cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Masteller may rest assured of the sincere sympathy of many friends, in their sore bereavement. Blessed are they that mourn; for they shall be comforted.

The Miami circuit court has granted Mrs. Lizzie JAMISON a divorce from her husband, H. B. JAMISON.

Sickness among children appears to be quite fatal just now. Quite a number have died within the past week, the last reported is a child of John SMITH, near Tiosa, and of Mr. HUFFMAN, just east of the lake.

Saturday, October 22, 1881

Mr. Frank L. WAGNER, of Kewanna, is again in deep distress over the loss of one of his children. The pet of the household, a bright little boy 3 years old, and the last of his family died on Wednesday of last week.

Mrs. Anthony [W.] [Louisa Jane WARE] BURDGE, daughter of James WARE, of Wayne township, died at her home in Pulaski county last week, of typhoid fever. Mr. Ware has also an unmarried daughter at home who is dangerously ill with the same disease.

Alex. COOPER died at his home in Kewanna, last Sunday. The deceased was a highly respected citizen of that village who had been a resident of that community for years. Mr. SLICK, of this city, whose brother-in-law he was, attended his funeral on Tuesday.

Married:- At the residence of the parents, October 10, 1881, by Rev. Jesse SPARKS, Mr. William COLLINS to Miss Emma WALTERS.
Died: - Oct. 12, 1881 Miltie [Milton W. WAGNER], son of Prof. WAGNER, aged 3 years, 4 months and 21 days. Miltie was a sweet and much loved child by all who knew him. The friends have the sympathy of the community.
Oct. 14, 1881, Lida, wife of Anthony BURDGE, aged 28 years. The deceased was sick but a few days. On Monday before her death her little daughter Dolly aged 2 years was called away.
Oct. 15, 1881, son of Frank BURDGE. The week before a younger son died. Their ages not learned.
Oct. 15, 1881. An infant of Mr. John COSTELOW.
Oct. 15?, 1881, Alex COOPER aged 47? years. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss. (Kewanna items)

Philip COOK, died at the residence of his son, Campbell COOK, in this city last Sunday. The deceased was about 70 years of age and a very respectable and intelligent old gentleman who had been a resident of the county for many years. His remains were deposited in the Odd Fellows cemetery on Tuesday.

The thousands of persons whom J. S. TAYLOR has so faithfully served with milk from his dairy for so many years will be sorry to learn that he has gone out of the business, having transferred his entire dairy stock to the ADAMS BROTHERS.

Saturday, October 29, 1881

Fulton county is full of inventors. . . . the spring seat for which John M. DAVIS has recently been granted a patent . . . . applicable to wagon seats, chairs, beds . . . .

Alexander COOPER was born in Lucas county, Ohio, April 17th, 1834, and died October the 16th, 1881, at Kewanna, Ind., aged 47 years, 5 months and 29 days. At the age of 22 he was married to Margret L. SLICK. Three children were the issue of this marriage. Margret died March 26th, 1872. Alexander was afterwards married to Alzanah HARVEY, Septemger the 26th, 1874 who still survives him. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. S. BYBEE at Kewanna, Ind., October 18th, 1881. A large concourse of people were present to pay the last tribute of respect due a neighbor and friend who has fallen asleep, but all feel that our loss is his gain. He was buried in the honors of the I.O.O.F. of which he was a member.

John MYERS was born June the 2- (?), 1844, in Fulton county, Ind., and died October the 23d, 1881, at Kewanna, aged 37 years, 4 months and 21 days. He was married to Ada FARINBAUGH, February 3d, 1874. Three children were the issue of this marriage. Our community deeply sympathize with the family and friends that are bereaved of their loved one. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. S. BYBEE at the Christian church in Kewanna, the text being Job 14th chapter and 14th verse.

Miss BOONE, an aged maiden lady, sister of the well known BOONE brothers, living in the southeast portion of town, was buried last Monday. Further particulars we have been unable to learn.

An infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson KIRKENDALL died on Thursday and was buried yesterday. Brief funeral services were conducted at the house by Rev. A. M. WORK.

Mr. G[eorge] W. LAWSON, of Frankfort, and Mrs. [Christina] McCLURE, of this city, were married at the M.E. parsonage on Thursday by Rev. R. D. UTTER. Yesterday they took their departure for Frankfort where they will reside.

Jacob KITT, one of the very old citizens of Huntington county, died last Monday. His age, as given by the Huntington Herald, was 101 years, 7 months and 9 days. He was the father of Jacob KITT, who died at this place several years ago. Mrs. Al. G. PUGH, a grandchild of the deceased, is now the only representative of the family at this place. The old gentleman often visited here and may be remembered by some of our citizens. He was born in York, Pa., and has always enjoyed good health, and until within a few monrhs of his death, he was able to be about and attend to his own wants.

It is very quietly whispered around that SHEPHERD, DENISTON & CO. have purchased of S. B. BAXTER & CO. the elevator grounds on which the elevator was recently burned . . . rebuild at once . . . . .

J. P. BARNHART will dispose of all his personal property, near Tiosa, on Thursday of next week. Soon after the sale he will depart with his family for Texas where he expects to make his future home.

Rev. A. V. HOUSE officiated at the wedding that took place at the residence of Mr. Enoch FENSTEMAKER, in this city, last Saturday evening, in which Mr. Sanford BECK and Miss Catherine KOCHENDERFER, both of this county, were united in marriage.

Daisy Rachel [MACKEY], daughter of the late J. W. and Jennie MACKEY, died at the family residence in south Rochester, last Monday morning at day-break. Little Daisy had just entered her seventh year. She was a bright, promising child over whom a mother's memory may well cling with fondness. The funeral took place at the Presbyterian church, on Tuesday at 11 o'clock a.am, conducted by the pastor, assisted by Rev. N. L. LORD. This widowed mother is deserving of heartfelt sympathy in this double bereavement.

Saturday, November 5, 1881

A few weeks ago a report was current that Finley EMMONS had taken unto himself a new wife. The report was a little premature. The happy event did not take place until Thursday of last week, at which time, by the aid of Rev. A. E. BABCOCK, Finley and Mrs. Eliza COBLENZ were joined together as man and wife.

Maudie APT, daughter of Franklin and Hannah APT, was born August 17th, 1879, and died October the 26th, 1881, aged 2 years, 2 months and 9 days. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. S BYBEE, at the Kewanna Baptist church, October 27th, at 2 p.m. . . . Maudie was a sweet little girl a child that was loved by all around her. She was mild and lovely, gentle as a summer breeze, pleasant as the air of evening when it floats among the trees.

Mrs. Clarrissa KENDRICK, (formerly Miss RALSTIN) was born in Fulton Co., Indiana, October 16th, 1851, and died at her residence in Rochester, October 30th, 1881, aged 30 years, and 14 days. She leaves a husband, three brothers and one sister, to mourn her loss. She was united in marriage to Mr. F. K. KENDRICK in January, 1879. During her residence in Rochester she has shown herself to be possessed of qualities highly fitting her for the duties of domestic life, and adapted to make her respected and loved by all who know her. Her decease has left a vacancy in Rochester's best society. While her health allowed she was a regular and interested attendant at church on Sundays. She at different times expressed to her husband and others the hope that she was a Christian. As she saw death drawing near, she said she had tried to yield herself to Christ, and that she hoped in Him and was ready to die. There is hope for them that believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, making him their trust.
Many friends were with her in her sickness, sympathizing and helping as there might be need; and to all such Mr. Kendrick desires to express his thanks for thir sympathy and kindness in sickness and burial of the dead. The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church, November 1st, at 2 o'clock p.m., conducted by Rev. N. L. LORD, assisted by Rev. A. M. WORK and Rev. R. D. UTTER.

Saturday, November 12, 1881

One of Fulton county's fair daughters was captured and taken out of the county by Dr. John J. THOMAS, of Star City, last Monday. He had formed an attachment for Miss Maggie J. SLONAKER, of Aubbeenaubbee township, and resolved to make her his bride. Last Monday forenoon . . . at the CENTRAL HOUSE parlor, they were united in marriage by Rev. A. V. HOUSE. Soon after the ceremony they took their departure on the southbound train for their new home, . . . .

Married:- Mr Schuyler RHODES to Miss Mary HUNTER; and Mr. George ANDERSON to Miss Annie MILLER.
Died:- Mrs. HERRINGTON. (Big Foot items)

L. D. ALLEMAN had forgotten that Friday, the 4th, was the 45th return of his natal day until apprised of the fact by an unexpected visit from quite a number of his Bloomingsburg friends. . . .

Another son has been added to the household of M. WILE. . . .

A number of Rochester young folks went down to Courter on Thursday evening to attend the wedding of Theodore HUFFMAN and Miss Maria ARMINTROUT. . . .

Mrs. Susanna CATON, wife of Esquire [Martin] CATON, of Wayne township, who for the past three months has been undergoing treatment at the Indiana Hospital for the Insane, returned yesterday perfectly sound in mind and her general health greatly improved.

Mr. Isaac RUSSELL died at the Manitau House, in this city, on Wednesday. The deceased was above 79 years of age. He was born in Northumberland county, Pa., and married Mary CRAFT, of Washington county, same State. Soon after marriage they took up their residence in Ohio, and 1854 they removed to this county when his companion died in 1865, leaving seven children, three of whom survive them. In 1869 he married Mrs. Matilda WOODFILL, of this county, who lives to mourn his death. Mr. RUSSELL was a life-long member of the M.E. Church and he lived and died a consistant christian, greatly respected by all who knew him for his purity of character and many excellent virtues. His disease was typhoid fever. His remains were laid at rest in the Hoover cemetery on the Akron road.

George W. GROW, of Beatrice, Neb., is here on a visit to his friends. George threw down his carpenter tools in Rochester a few years ago and went West. He is one of the very few who have profited by the change. He reports that he has a well cultivated farm, from whch he raises good crops and does an extensive business in the way of feeding stock and preparing it for market.

SHEPHERD, DENISTON, CAFFYN and GAINER are said to constitute the new company that is to rebuild the elevator. . . . .

Saturday, November 19, 1881

Last Tuesday quite a little colony started from Tiosa for Texas. The party consisted of J. P. BARNHART, his wife and five children, William DUDGEON and Josiah BOWERS. Mr. Barnhart and family expect to make Texas their future home while Dudgeon and Bowers accompanied them on a prospecting tour [to find a location they may desire to emigrate to].

Last Friday night . . . a 'leven pound daughter at Dick VANMETER's.
At the residence of Calvin NOYER a ten pound teamster broke the silence of the domestic fireside.
The next: lot of old women about daybreak was seen following Doc. HARTER into Sam. REED's, where they all shook hands with a brand new girl.
Last Saturday afternoon . . . a shooting affray . . . between Albert CARPENTER and Charles CULVER . . . not fatal wounds . . . Carpenter who did the shooting . . . says he done what he did in self defense.
Joseph HARDING, who resides in the west part of this township, is a successful railroad contractor. He has a contract of about three miles on the Chicago & Atlantic road. . . .
Married:- Mr. Henry BERRY to Miss Annie ALSPACH, November 6th, at Macy, by Rev. LEWELLYN.
Cal. FOUR and Alzina BERRY were quietly united in marriage, November 9th, 1881, at Rochester by C. J. STRADLEY, Esq. . . .
Albert SMITH and Ollie BACON were married at Macy last Sunday by Rev. LEWELLYN.
John LOGAN steps high since a pair of twins stopped at his mansion. They are girls.
Last Saturday evening . . . our fellow townsman, our well-deserving Wm. McCARTER, received the hand of Mrs. Catharine SHERLAND . . .

A young child of George WRIGHT's died this week with diphtheria, and John GINTHER's baby is very sick with the same disease. (Leiters Ford item)

Saturday, November 26, 1881

Two weeks ago our townsman, Ches. CHAMBERLAIN, was summoned to attend the bedside of his sick father who resides at Dayton, Ohio. He obeyed the summons and returned to his home despairing of ever meeting his father again alive. On Monday of this week, he received a telegram announcing the death of his parent at 3 o'clock p.m., of that day. He took the first train for the scene of sorrow and arrived there in time for the funeral. Sylvester CHAMBERLAIN, the deceased, was well known to all the old citizens of this county, he being one of the early settlers. As early as 1842, when this county was a howling wilderness and red men roamed through its wilds, Mr. Chamberlain sought a home in this county and continued a citizen of the same, helping on the onward march of progress and civilization until ten years ago when he went to Ohio where he lived out his days and died calmly and peacefully, surrounded by many of his friends. Those who knew him best will most regret his death. He was a good citizen and a jovial companion, ever ready to extend a favor and help along those to whom life was a burden. His funeral, at Dayton, was largely attended by the best citizens, proving that he had the same hold upon the hearts and affections of that people as well as the citizens of this county, where he lived longer and was bettr known. His age was 78 years.

Dr. E. B. BRACY and family [have moved to South Bend].

George PACKER has taken charge of the TIOSA HOUSE, at Tiosa. . . .

A letter received from D. W. HISEY formerly of this county but now residing at Mooney's Mill, Wisconsin . . . .

This week Mr. I. M. MATTINGLY, formerly publisher of the Republican, removed with his family from Rochester to Bourbon, Marshall county, where he will engage in the publication of the Bourbon Mirror . . . .

SHEPHERD, DENISTON & CAFFYN have let the contract for the building of the elevator to Henry KING. . . .

Saturday, December 3, 1881

. . . on Thanksgiving day. . . Miss Mary GOSS, daughter of Mr. Geo. GOSS, gave her hand . . . to Mr. Robt. B. MARSH, of Blue Grass, Wayne township. . . .
Married:- At the residence of Mr. George PERSCHBACHER, in Newcastle township, on Wednesday, Nov. 30th, by Rev. A. E. GIFT, Mr. Obadiah H. HAIMBAUGH and Miss Norma B. PERSCHBACHER . . .
Married:- On Thursday, December 1st, at the residence of Oliver ALSPAUGH, in Rochester township, by Rev. A. E. GIFT, Mr. Charles L. HUFFMAN and Miss Viola C. ALSPAUGH . . . .

Jake GERSON is again the father of another boy . . . .

Hon. George R. BEARSS has become a resident of this county again. For several years past he has been in Kansas in the cattle business. . . . He has purchased the WEBBER farm, just three miles west of town. . . .
An infant child of Mr. & Mrs. ROBINSON, living in the NELLANS property in the south part of town, was buried on Tuesday. Mr. Robinson has recently returned from Kansas.

Saturday, December 10, 1881

Mr. George EDWARDS, of LaPorte, formerly one of the proprietors of the CENTRAL HOUSE, was in town one day this week shaking hands with his numerous friends. George wears good clothes and has the appearance of a prosperous business man.

Married:- At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. John H. TONER, by Rev. SANDERS, at six o'clock p.m., December 1st, 1881, Lula TONER, only daughter, to Mr. D[aniel W.] SEIBERT, of Kewanna. . . (Kewanna item)

A new boarder stopped at Fred SLISHER's last week. Fred says it's a little gal and sets 'em up handsomely. (Wagoner Station item)

Saturday, December 17, 1881

Daniel W. JONES was born in the State of Pennsylvania. A considerable part of his life was spent in Ohio, but removed from thence to Indiana, in 1836 and became a resident of Fulton county in the year of its organization and continued to reside in this county until the time of his death, December 13, 1881. He has left but one child, Mrs. GROW, who resides in Nebraska. One brother survives him, residing in Ohio and is a minister of the Desciple church. Also one sister, Mrs. BUTLER, living in the West.
Mr. Jones was for some years in the mercantile business, was for some time a dealer in cattle and also dealt in lumber. He always sustained the reputation of an honest, truthful and competent busines man, a man of much discernment, judgment and integrity. He possessed several qualities that highly commended him as a man and a citizen. Those knowing him best found in him much to admire and love. He was regarded much as a father in the family of Mrs. WALLACE where he has made his home for several years past. He was in his 78th year at his death. Let us who knew him imitate his good qualities.
He was for many years a resident of Richland township, and was often, on account of his good judgment and honesty, made the referee to settling matters of dispute among his neighbors. He has always been a warm supporter of the Democratic party, whose principles he always gloried in advocating, and was often honored by his party by being elected as township trustee of Richland township.

Mr. Wm. KUSCHAMAWL, three miles southeast of Rochester, on the Gilead road, had to part with his faithful companion. In the latter part of last month, Mrs. KUSCHAMAWL contracted her fatal disease - lung fever. She became a mother to an infant, which lived but a few hours. Wednesday, December 7th, Mrs. Kuschamawl died, leaving a husband and four little children, the oldest two years old, to battle with life's uncertainties. The remains of the deceased with the little infant clasped in her arms, followed by kind neighbors, were taken to the Rochester depot, December 8th, where they were placed on board of the north bound passenger train to be conveyed to Lima, Ohio, for burial. Mr. Kuschamawl and family emigrated from Ohio to this county 18 months ago. He is now obliged to make Ohio his home again at once. All of his and his deceased wife's relatives live there, who offer to care for his four motherless children.

Married:- In Richland township by Rev. A. E. GIFT, at the residence of the bride's parents, December 10, 1881, Mr. Theodore O'BLENIS and Mary E. BRUMM.

Married:- By Rev. SPARKS, at the residence of the bride's parents, on Thursday evening december 8th, Miss Emma WILSON and Mr. Wm. H. THOMPSON both of Kewanna. . . .

Samuel HEILBRUN a finely educated and intelligent young man of the Jewish persuasion is studying law with ESSICK & HOLMAN.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. CLARK, of Savannah, Missouri, are visiting at William H. CARTER's. Mrs. Clark is a daughter of Mr. Carter's.

Last Wednesday evening Mr. Chas. B. MOORE, a well known photographer, and Miss Belle HECTOR, daughter of Dr. HECTOR, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony, by Rev. R. D. UTTER, at the residence of the bride's parents. . . .

On Monday . . . Ezra BLANCHARD, charged with stealing a horse, the property of Andy EDWARDS . . . conviction . . . State prison north, for a term of one year.

Saturday, December 24, 1881

C. HOOVER, Biog.

There is no branch of business more essential to the living than that which takes care of the dead. To know that father, mother, sister, brother, wife, husband, relatives and friends are properly cared for in their last resting place on earth is at least gratifying if sad. It makes but little difference whether the deceased has relatives or friends - whether they be rich or poor - it is a fact that all have to pass through the hands of the undertaker as the last of earth. How much more pleasant it is to remember that the dead were laid away by proper hands. This feeling is known and asserts itself when the friends of the departed call upon Mr. C. Hoover, the well known undertaker and dealer in furniture in this city.
Mr. Hoover began in business in this city some twenty-eight years ago. He has added, from time to time, all the improvements in his businesses, such as cooling boards, improved embalming process, etc., until now his establishment ranks as one of the foremost in Northern Indiana. This gentleman keeps a full line of caskets and coffins of all kinds, from the plainest to the handsomest and most elaborate, at prices to suit every station in life. He also carries a very large assortment of shrouds, undertaker's trimmings, etc., all of which he is prepared to furnish on short notice, and at terms and prices to suit everybody. This gentleman has a very fine hearse, and his charges are always reasonable. Orders from the county are promptly attended to, and the proprietor gives his personal attention to all funerals Mr. Hoover's manner of conducting funerals is well known to all, and highly commended by the people generally, and at this estahlishment every consideration possible is shown to the friends of the departed.
Besides the undertaking business Mr. Hoover is a very extensive dealer in all kind of furniture. He handles parlor suits, bed room sets, library and office furniture. He keeps only the best grade of goods, and guarantees everything to be just as represented. His stock is very large and complete for buyers to select from, and as this gentleman buys directly from first hands he is enabled to sell goods at very low prices. He makes a specialty of fine furniture and fancy chairs, and his display in this line embraces all the latest and most handsome and elegant styles. He manufactures a great deal of furniture and gives his entire time to the management of the business.
As a business house this one is so well established for strict adherence to truthful representations and reliability in commercial honor that any comment from us would be unnecessary to further his well deserved popularity. Suffice to say, Mr. Hoover has gained the confidence of the entire community and the respect and esteem of all with whom he has dealings.

A. K. PLANK, Biog.

Everywhere the drug business is one of such character and extent as to claim a prominent position in the domain of trade. The articles dealt in are of such a nature, and the relation of the druggist to the consumer are such that not only are the cardinal business virtues called for, but also an intimate knowledge of quality and properties of the goods, such as is rarely required in mercantile life in general. When an enviable reputation and success are acquired in this department of trade, it is evident that the essential qualifications above alluded to are possessed in a high degree. Such is the fact in the case of the house which is the subject of this sketch.
Mr. Plank has been a resident of this city for twenty-eight years, and has been engaged in the drug business twenty-six years of that time. This gentleman studied for and graduated as a physician a number of years ago. He has been connected with a drug store and doctor's office for the last forty-one years, ever since he was thirteen years of age.

This gentleman's drug store is one of the neatest, most handsome and best arranged establishments in this part of the State. He has a large and complete stock of goods in his line. He carries an unusually large stock of drugs and fine tinctures, patent medicines and druggists sundries. While his stock of lamps and lamp fixtures, mixed paints, perfumes, toilet articles, etc., is very large and fine to select from. Mr. Plank displays excellent taste in the arrangement of his store, and has conducted the business in a manner that has been entirely satisfactory to his many patrons. He enjoys a large prescription business, and right here we would like to say a word in regard to the preparing of prescriptions. A great many druggists are incompetent to handle prescriptions, while others are careless to a criminal extent. Mr. Plank makes a specialty of this branch of the business. He is careful and painstaking, and persons taking prescriptions to his store to have them filled can rest assured of getting exactly what they call for. His large experience in the business, together with the knowledge gained of medicine, has qualified him for the business in a much higher degree than most of the druggists of the country.
This house is a desirable one with which to deal. Mr. Plank is a gentleman in every sense of the term. He has shown a spirit for enterprise and liberality that has won him the patronage and esteem of our citizens. He is courteous to his customers, no matter of what circumstances in life, and has gained for his store and himself a widespread popularity and successful business. The CENTRAL Drug Store is on Main street, just north of the public square.


In a work embracing the various industries of the city, the business facilities and prominent features for the general information of the public, it is only proper that the representative houses in their respective lines, with their facilities for transacting business should be clearly set forth. And among the many establishments for which Rochester is noted, we find none that are more deserving of mention than the above named firm.
This firm is composed of two brothers, A. J. and P. E. CALDWELL. These gentleman have been engaged in the dry goods business for a number of years. They were connected with the wholesale business in Toledo, Cleveland and Philadelphia, and came from the last named place to this city the first of October last. The experience of Messrs. Caldwell Bros. is very extensive, and the knowledge gained while in the wholesale business has been of untold value to them since their going into the retail trade. They were enabled, while in the jobbing business, to learn the real value of every article in their line, and also to learn thoroughly the markets in all its varied forms. They have made a close study of the business they follow, and are prepared to offer to the citizens of this county some excellent bargains. They buy all good direct from first hands, and by so doing save one profit on the goods. This enables them to offer all articles in their line for less money than most of houses. They are attentive to customers, apply themselves strictly to business, and the result is that they have gained a large trade. A customer once gained, his own interest make him a lasting adherent.
These gentlemen own and run one of the best dry goods and grocery stores in this part of the country. Their store room is completely filled with a new, large and varied stock of all kinds of dry goods, notions and groceries. Their line is especially full in the dress goods department. The winter styles of this class of goods are now in stock and to say that the array of goods is handsome is putting it very mild. They have everything in this department, from the very cheapest to the handsomest and most elegant patterns of cashmeres, silks, satins and plushes, in all colors and figures. They keep trimmings to match any and all kinds of dress goods, of all shades, styles and prices. In the way of hosiery, they have all kinds for ladies, misses and children. In this department may be found al the latest and nobbiest styles in any color to suit - the variety is very large and must be seen to be appreciated. They carry a large stock of handkerchiefs, of all styles, grades, colors and designs. They also have a full line of table linens, muslins, prints, and a thousand one other articles that go to make up a first-class dry goods store.
Every article kept in stock at this popular store is of the very best quality. They handle no inferior goods, and sell everything at live and let live prices. The long experience of Messrs. Caldwell Bros. is a sufficient guarantee of the superior excellence of the goods they offer for sale, and they always sell as low, if not lower than other houses in their line. The house of these gentlemen is a very desirable one with which to trade, and the people of this vicinity will do well in referring to the herein announced facts of these wholesale attractions, as well as learning that they represent Chicago, Indianapolis and New York prices.
The Messrs. Caldwell Bros. are both gentlemen of sterling worth and integrity, and their house is a very desirable one with which to establish business relations. They have since their location in this city shown a spirit for enterprise and liberality that is sure to win the esteem and patronage of our citizens. They are courteous and attentive to customers, no matter of what circumstances in life, and they have gained for their store and themselves a widespread popularity with all of their customers and the people generally. We extend to them a cordial welcome to Rochester and Fulton county, and hope their efforts to please will be duly appreciated by our citizens generally. Their place of business is in the COMMERCIAL Block.


That every branch of trade must have its representative houses, is a pretty well fixed fact in this era of the commercial world. That such houses, as a rule, are entitled to the high position there can be no doubt. For with scarcely an exception, they have been attained by fair and favorable dealing on the part of their proprietors, and their thorough knowledge of the wants and requirements of the community in which they live. The house of Messrs. Weills & Peterson, who are dealers in hardware, stoves, house furnishing goods and all kinds of agricultuarl implements, is a notable example of this class of mercantile institutions. It is a leading and most important trading place in this line in Rochester, and is the best and most systematically arranged store of its kind in this city.
This firm is composed of Mr. M. S. WEILLS and Mr. F. PETERSON. Mr. Weills has been connected with the commercial world since the year 1875. He acted as clerk in several well known establishments for several years. He was saving with his money, and finally accumulated enough of this world's goods to enable him to embark in the bueiness for himself. His start was gained by own exertions, and he bids fair to become one of our wealthiest citizens. Mr. Peterson has been a resident of this county for over thirty years. He is also a self made man, having, by his own efforts, made the start in the business world. This gentleman followed the milling business for twenty-five years.
The firm of Weills & Peterson was formed last March. This well, widely and most favorably known house has been an important factor in the hardware trade of this city ever since their commencement in business. There are probably no men in the city who so thoroughly understand the retail trade of this section of the country as do Messrs Weills & Peterson, and we know of none that enjoy a larger portion of that trade than do these gentlemen. In their store room will be found a full and complete stock of table and pocket cutlery, carpenters', coopers' and other tools of the more popular makes, with a large variety of files, chisels, nuts, bolts and an endless variety of other articles in the hardware line.
These gentlemen also keep a fine assortment of all kinds of heating and cooking stoves, tinware and house furnishing goods. They sell the celebrated stoves made by the Michigan Stove Company. These stoves have a wide reputation and stand without a successful rival in this part of the country. They handle quite a number of stoves of other makes. One point should be remembered by our readers, all the stoves sold by this firm are first-class in every respect. They will handle no others, and they warrant everything they sell as being exactly as represented. Their line of tinware and house furnishing goods is very large, and includes everything usually kept in this class of goods. They never sell anything they are not willing for their name to follow as a guarantee. We think this a very good plan, and our citizens have learned that when Messrs Weills & Peterson tell them an article is made of the best material and is first-class in every respect, that they can depend on its being just as they represent it to be.
This firm are general dealers in all kinds of agricultural implements. They handle all of the best improved and most desirable implements, and have succeeded in establishing a very pleasant trade among the farming community. Among the implements they handle may be mentioned the Hoosier Grain Drill, manufactured at Richmond, this State. This is one, if not the oldest drills in the market. It has been thoroughly tested and tried, and improvements made from year to year, until the makers have attained a degree of perfection in its construction and manufacture that no other drill can lay claim to. The Hoosier is honestly made, honestly sold, and the makers are honest in their convictions and claims of superiority. And we are satisfied that the farmers of Fulton county are honestly satisfied as to its superiority over other drills. These gentlemen sold, this season thirty-three of these drills, and have bought a carload for next years' trade. Every drill sold has given entire satisfaction in every way.
Reed's Spring Tooth Harrow is another popular implement sold by this firm. They disposed of thirty-two of these implements last season. This is a hand implement and always gives entire satisfaction to the purchaser. They also sell the celebrated South Bend pumps and have since last March disposed of over three hundred of these. They keep a full line of mixed paints in stock and sell at reasonable figures. Building materials with this house is a specialty.
They make a point to keep everything in this line and can furnish this class of goods as cheap as they can be bought in Chicago or any other large city.
These gentlemen have been very successful since their venture into the business they are following. They do a large business in the hardware line besides the sales of other articles already mentioned, and carry a very large stock. They sell all goods at their place for the lowest profit, and guarantee everything as they represent it to be. The general characteristics of this house for financial solvency, thorough conception of the business in which it is engaged, together with a high standard of personal and commercial honor, would reflect credit upon any community, and makes the untarnished record of their business life a source of private and public satisfaction. Their place of business is in the COMMERCIAL Block.


The history of this establishment affords a striking example of what energy and determination, together with a thorough knowledge of business, may accomplish. Mr. Kirtland has been engaged in business in this city since the year 1865. At the commencement his business, and stock, for that matter, was very small, he having but two hundred and fifty dollars capital. The first tax that Mr. Kirtland paid in Fulton county was one dollar and sixty-five cents, and the contrast between that time and the present show the increase of his property, and his business also. Until the year 1872 this gentleman had hard work to get along. He barely kept up, and had to be very economical to make both ends meet. In 1875 his business began to increase, and has since gained very rapidly. In 1877 he helped erect the COMMERCIAL Block, of which he is now part owner. This is one of the best built blocks in the State, and reflects great credit upon the owners. One year ago last August Mr. Kirtland moved to his present location, and since that time has increased his trade and stock to fully double what it then was. He has adopted the one-price system, and he never deviates from this rule, and that his system has been satisfactory to our citizens is attested by his very large and pleasant trade.
At this popular Book and Variety Store will be found a very large stock of school books, blank books, books of prose and verse, stationery, wall paper, curtain goods, picture frames, chromos, clocks, jewelry, lamps, oil and lamp fixtures, druggists' sundries, and house furnishing goods generally. All of these goods are of the best quality. In the way of toys you will find a large line of all kinds and prices.
This house as it success would attest is conducted upon the highest business principle. The business transactions are marked with a degree of honesty and fair dealing that is bound to win friends on all sides. The entire establishment is justly entitled to the consideration and patronage of the public, and the gentlemanly proprietor to the esteem that energy, reliability and talent always inspire. This popular store is in the Commercial Block.


A well furnished, handsomely equipped and well conducted liquor house where gentlemen can resort for refreshments, with the assurance of being supplied with pure liquors, of good quality, secure from the insults and crowding of loafing bullies and bummers, is an institution well worthy of appreciation. Saloons we must have; the inexorable habits and laws governing human nature seem to render them necessary. This does not necessarily follow that intemperance is or has to be protected or encouraged. On the contrary, in a well ordered, well conducted saloon, over drinking, or to put it plainly, drunkenness, is not tolerated. It is simply, or should be, a place where a gentleman, either from fatigue, weakness or exhaustion, or it may be from habit can proceed to procure his modicum of spirits two and probably three times a day, thereby in a moderating way stimulating his weakened and temporarily exhausted physical or mental power. Such an establishment in an eminent degree is that of the gentleman whose name heads this notice.
Mr. Thalman has been a resident of this city for eight years, and has been engaged in his present business for over five years. His place of business is one of the best in the city, and he runs it in a quiet and orderly manner. This gentleman keeps everything about the place in the best possible order, and the sideboards are plentifully stocked with as fine liquors as can be had in the country. Mr. Thalman runs a billiard and pool room in connection with his sample room. He has good tables and balls and his place of business is a favorite resort for the young gentlemen of the city. He has bought another new pool table, which is now put up and ready for use. Mr. Thalman also sells liquors by the wholesale in quantities from a gallon up and guarantees everything he handles.
That Mr. Thalman has been very successful no one can gainsay, and by close attention to business, and honest and square dealing, he has succeeded in building up a trade that he may well be proud of. In every way are he and his house of which this is but a brief account, worthy of the success he has attained, and the high respect and esteem in which he is held by the people. This gentleman's place of business is in the ACADEMY OF MUSIC Building.


North Main street is one of the most prosperous districts of the entire city, and is the center of a large and growing trade drawn to it from every quarter of Fulton county. It is noted for the many extensive retail houses within its limits, which contribute to its prosperity. Of the many fine business firms engaged in the various branches some of them are metropolitan in their character. Among their number, and occupying a leading position in the trade, is the well known and popular house of Messrs. Allman & Moses.
This firm is composed of Mr. Sol ALLMAN and Mr. Gus MOSES. This house has been known as ALLMAN's Store for over twelve years. Mr. Sol. Allman took possession of the store six years ago, and about two years ago Mr. Moses bought an interest in the establishment. This firm occupy one of the large and commodious rooms in the COMMERCIAL Block. This room will be found to be completely filled with a very large and complete stock of all kinds of dry goods, clothing, notions, ladies and gents furnishing goods, boots and shoes, trunks and valises.
These gentlemen have made the wants of the people of this county a special study, and evince a studied avoidance of all goods not desirable for this market. They carry a complete line of everything in their line, and always keep their stock fully up to the times. Messrs. Allman & Moses buy their goods directly from first hands - the importers and manufacturers. They buy in very large lots. Watch the markets, and make their purchases when the prices are the lowest. They discount all bills for cash, and last but not least, they buy only the best of goods, and will handle no shoddy goods. They are able to offer to our citizens some fine bargains in their lines, and extend a cordial invitation to all persons to call and see goods and learn prices.
Messrs. Allman & Moses are both live business men, and conduct their affairs in the most business like and gentlemanly manner. They are both perfect gentlemen, honest and enterprising, and are highly esteemed by the people in this section of the country.


The importance of purity and quality in every article of drink renders the business of supplying this demand one which should be entrusted only to reliable and honorable persons. Every city has its representative establishments, and Rochester lays claim to some of the best, both in regard to fine quality and large variety of stock. One of the best known and deservedly popular liquor establishments in the city is that of Mr. Fred. Bosenberg.
Mr. Bosenberg is pr-eminently a self-made man. He was born in Germany in the year 1846, and came to the United States in 1865. He remained in New York City until some ten years ago when he came to this city. During all this time Mr. Bosenberg had been working along, trying to gain a start in this world's goods. He finally accumulated enough to enable him to start in the business he is now following which he did in the year 1874. This gentleman runs an establishment that is far ahead of those usually found in a city of this size. His sample room is well supplied with the best of all kinds of liquors, and they are served in any style to suit the customers. He keeps all the most popular brands of cigars continually on hand. The billiard hall is run in connection with the bar, and is a favorite resort for lovers of the game.
The wholesale department of this house is quite a feature. Mr. Bosenberg carries a large stock of all kinds of whiskies, brandies, gins, rums, etc., besides being special and sole agent for the celebrated Taffel Beer. This is bottled goods, and contains medicinal properties that make it a favorite beverage among our citizens. This beer is highly recommended by Dr. Fletcher, a learned physician, of Indianapolis, and by the medical fraternity generally. The Taffel Beer is especially good for weakly persons, and when taken by them as directed is highly beneficial. This gentleman also wholesales cigars of all kinds. This branch of the business should not be overlooked. Our people can get as good liquors of Mr. Bosenberg as can be had any place, and he makes his charges very light.
The extent and success of the business of this gentleman fully attests his popularity, the public confidence and possession of qualities peculiarly fitting him for his persuit, and fully established his reputation for integrity. Close attention to his business, upright and honorable dealing have placed him on a solid basis, and rank his house as one of the best in this part of the State. Mr. Bosenbert's place of business is on north Main street, the second and third rooms north of the WALLACE HOUSE.

An infant daughter of John LOGAN died December 6, 1881.

J. DAWSON & SON, Biog.

The drug trade, especially in competent hands, is no unimportant factor in the general mercantile progress of this city. In connection with this trade the house of Messrs. J. Dawson & Son is worthy of special mention, both from the estent of their honorable business transactions and their high standing in other respects.
Mr. J. Dawson, the senior member of the firm, has been engaged in the business in this city for nineteen years. He is what might be termed a self-made man. It was through his own exertions that he gained a start in the business. He was of a saving disposition, and by being very economical succeeded in accumulating enough money to enable him to start in the business he is now following. His son, Mr. B. F. DAWSON, is a thorough pharmaceutist. He attended the University at Ann Arbor, Michigan, took a regular course and graduated with high honors. This training is very valuable to a druggist, especially in the prescription department, and gives him a great advantage over the average druggist.
This well known drug store is located on the northwest corner of the public square, and is easy of access from all parts of the city. It is well stocked with as fine an assortment of drugs, medicines, druggists' sundries, notions, patent medicines, lamps and lamp fixtures, as can be found in this county. Everything pertaining to the business is kept in stock. In the way prescriptions they do a good business. Too much care can not be taken in handling prescriptions, a slight mistake often proves fatal, and only reliable and competent persons should be entrusted with this branch of the business. Messrs. Dawson & Son have been very successful in their business, and they enjoy the confidence of the physicians and the people generally.
That Messrs. J. Dawson & Son have been successful no one can gainsay, and by close attention to business, and honest and fair dealing they have succeeded in building up a trade that they may well be proud of. In every way are they and their house worthy of the success they have attained, and the respect in which they are held by the entire community. The members of this firm are both gentlemen of acknowledged worth and ability, and are too well and favorably known in this vicinity to require commendation at our hands.

Wm. M. PLOUGH, Biog.

It is not every city in this or other States that can boast of as old an established restaurant as can Rochester. We refer to the restaurant owned and run by the gentleman whose name heads this article. It is situated on North Main street, and has been known as a restaurant for twelve or fifteen years. This is one of th best stands in the city, and it is also one of the best restaurants in Northern Indiana.
Mr. Plough went into the restaurant and bakery business some ten years ago, and has been in his present location for four years. At this popular restaurant you can get a good meal at any hour for twenty-five cents. Regular dinners and other meals at the same price. Mr. Plough also runs a bakery in connection with the restaurant, and can supply all demands on him for bread, cakes, pies, etc. He keeps a good fresh stock of groceries and confectioneries of all kinds, and a fine line of cigars and tobaccos.
Mr. Plough has, during his residence in this city, built up a reputation for honest and fair dealing that any man should feel proud of. He is well liked and highly esteemed by the general public. Persons calling at this restaurant can rest assured of getting the best the market affords, have it served in good style, and always receive such treatment as to cause them to feel, after leaving, that it was good to have been there.


There is no business that requires more careful looking to for its successful prosecution than that of the dealer in fresh meats. A man in this business that looks after his affairs, buys nothing but good meats and gives good weights, is a blessing to any community. Such a man in an eminent degree is the gentleman whose name heads this article.
Mr. Langsdorf has been engaged in the butchering business for twenty-eight years and has carried on in this city about sixteen years. This gentleman's shop is a model of neatness and cleanliness. Everything is scurpulously neat and clean. The walls and ceiling are shining with whitewash, and everything about the place is kept in the best of order. The ice chest is of the latest and most approved pattern, and keeps the meats nice and fresh, no matter what the condition of the wether. Mr. Langsdorf buys only the best of cattle, etc. He had a large experience in trading, which gives him a great advantage over many butchers. The steaks and roasts bought at this shop are always tender and juicy, and the sausage and bologna of his make is the finest in this part of the State. He has a steam sausage machine, and all the improvements pertaining to the business that have been invented, and his establishment is as thorough and complete as any shop in the metropolitan cities.
This is the oldest meat market in Rochester, and the business of this house, in all its various details of management, is conducted upon principles of pure mercantile integrity, and it is to these merits that the credit, reputation and confidence of the house owes its success. Mr. Langsdorf is energetic, honest and straightforward in his dealings with his fellow man, and we heartily commend him to the public as a gentleman of enterprise and ability, knowing as we do, that all persons dealing wth him will get the best the market affords, at reasonable prices, and always be attended to in a coureeous and gentlemanly manner. This popular establishment is on North Main street, opposite WEILLS & PETERSON's hardware store.

J. B. ELLIOTT, Manager

Among the many business enterprises contributing to the credit of Rochester as a manufacturing and business center there is beyond question no one single establishment of any kind that has contributed more by the capable management, practical skill and business ability, to bring about this result than the firm of E. Kirtland & Co. The many improvements that have been made in the last few years to the manufacture of flour have nowhere been so pronounced as with this firm, and the fact has been fully established that they produce flour not only superior in quality, but of such marked excellence and fineness as to make it stand second to none in the State of Indiana.
This mill has been run by different parties, and before it came into the hands of Messrs. Kirtland & Co., was not a financial success. These gentlemen refitted it, putting in some new machinery, etc. They have the improved return grading reals, for making fine flour. This is something that few mills possess, and it gives them a great advantage over the ordinary mill. They keep fully up to the times. They now possess one of the best equipped and best arranged mills in the State, which is kept running all the time in order to supply the great demand for their make of flour. Mr. Thomas J. HUTSELL is the head miller. This gentleman is one of the best millers in the State and his reputation is second to none. The engine department is under the charge of Mr. J. W. JOHNSTON, one of the most careful and reliable engineers in the country.
This firm makes the best grades of flour, and they are making a specialty of the straight grade, which is known as the whitest flour in the market. The excellence of their goods has given them a wide reputation, and their business has steadily increased all the time, the natural result of strict attention to business. This firm makes a specialty of buying wheat, for which they always pay the highest market price.
The operation of this mill is under the direct supervision of Mr. James B. ELLIOTT, the oldest grain man in the city. This guarantees the purity and good quality of all goods they put on the market and this fact alone has given their goods a reputation second to none. This establishment ranks as one of the best in the city. It stands high in the confidence of the commercial world, and has the esteem and respect of the general community. The Empire Mills are one square east of the WALLACE HOUSE.

C. HOOVER, Biog.

Of the houses engaged in the sale of boots and shoes we can with confidence assert that none in this city occupy a position of higher rank or one more entitled to consideration, with reference not only to the high commercial standing upon which its operations are based, but also to the extent of business transacted. Since its establishment, some four years ago, this house has always maintained a prominent position in the boot and shoe trade.
This store is in the COMMERCIAL Block, where will be found a large and varied stock of boots and shoes. This house is the agent for the ladies fine hand sewed shoes manufactured by Holbrook. These are acknowledged to be the best goods made in this country, and they always give satisfaction. At this place of business may be found a splendid assortment of all kinds and prices of boots and shoes, and they can fit any kind of a foot - high or low instep, narrow or broad, or short and thick. They make a specialty of mens fine hand made boots and shoes. Captain LONG is the foreman of the business. The Captain has gained a very large reputation on this kind of work, and persons leaving orders with him can rest assured of getting the best material, the best work, and of having it done up in the latest and most approved style. Mr. Hoover also keeps a large stock of leather and findings.
The business of this house is under the direct supervision of Mr. J. M. REITER, who is the manager of the institution. This is one of the oldest boot and shoe houses in the city, and the long experience of Mr. Reiter is a sure guarantee of his judgment in selecting goods. He knows what and when to buy, and as he makes his purchases largely from first hands, he is enabled to place his goods on the market at less prices than other houses who do not possess this advantage, and all goods are warranted to be just as represented. Both Mr. Hoover and Mr. Reiter are live business men, and conduct their affairs on the most elevated plane of commercial integrity. Liberal, honest and energetic, they are esteemed as among our best business men, and Rochester has reason to feel a pride in this house as one of her best institutions. Remember the place, COMMERCIAL Block, sign of big boot and shoe.

Dr. H. E. SHERWIN, Biog.

The proprietor of this establishment is one of our most promising surgeon-dentists. When quite young his natural inclination and taste for mechanics led him to study the profession of dentistry, to which he gave several years of most assidious attention. Dr. Sherwin has been engaged in the practice of dentistry for seven years. He has been a studious, active and careful worker at the business of his profession, and has acquired in a few years what it has taken a great many men almost a lifetime to master.
The doctor was engaged in the business at Peru for a number of years, and he came to this city some five years ago. He now occupies rooms in the second story of the CENTRAL Block, over Dr. PLANK's drug store. His rooms are fitted up for convenience, and what in former times used to be considered a terrible ordeal, placing oneself in the hands of a dentist, has now almost become a pleasure. Having acquired the reputation of an expert in his profession, to which he is justly entitled, and being supplied with all the various instruments, materials and appliances necessary for the successful prosucution of his business, and that are calculated to cause the least pain and allay the fears of the timid, he has secured the patronage of the best class of our citizens.
Dr. Sherwin, in his business, and when required, administers chloroform, which is well known as having the qualification of creating the feeling of insensibility to pain. The doctor has in addition to a splendid knowledge of dentistry, a manner at once pleasing, courteous and inviting, and we have no hesitation in commending him to the public as a man who is in every way worthy of their patronage. This gentleman has so conducted himself as to win the esteem of the people. Remember the place, sign of the golden tooth.


There are few branches of industry that are of more interest and importance to the general public than that of the harness and saddle maker. What business is carried on in this or any other city of any importance that is not, in the daily transaction of their operations, dependent on the harness maker, and entirely at the mercy in that dependence, of his honesty, good judgment and skill? The merchants and manufacturers for their teams hauling merchandise, the physician for his phaeton, the liveryman for his outfits, the farmer for his hauling and plowing -- all are dependent at last on the harness maker. The importance, therefore, to any community of an honest, reliable, prompt and skillful establishment of this kind is very great. Such an establishment, in, an eminent degree, is that of Mr. Stockton.
This gentleman has been engaged in the harness business in this city for six years, and during that time has established a good reputation for first-class work. His store is amply stocked, and his business the best in the city. He employs thorough, skilled workmen - he will have no others - and as a consequence, turns out nothing but the best of everything in his line. He uses only the best of matrial, of which there is no better judge in this section of the country.
As an evidence of the esteem in which he and his work is held, we can state that the finest harness made in this city comes from his establishment. Most of the nobby turnouts in this locality carry evidence of his handiwork. He manufactures harness of every description, from the heavy truck and farmer's harness to the handsome and elaborate light single and double harness. He also carries a full line of collars of all kinds, ladies' and gentlemen's saddles, riding bridles, riding and buggy whips, winter goods, such as blankets, robes, horse covers, etc., and every description of track goods, with all the novelties in his line. He repairs goods in his line neatly and promptly.
Mr. Stockton has just bought the livery stable formerly owned by Geo. A. DEMONT. This is known as the BRICK livery stable, and is the best in the city. He has good horses, new buggies, and all the horses are being fitted out in new harness. This gentleman is now prepared to furnish the best rigs in the city at any time, day or night. It will be the aim of Mr. Stockton to please everybody, and persons wanting anything in his line will be served on short notice and at the most reasonable terms.
Mr. Stockton's house is a desirable one with which to establish business relations, and profitable, for no one understands better how to secure for buyers the best goods at the lowest prices. Liberal, energetic and straightforward in his policy he has been successful in legitimate business, always occupying a high position for mercantile honor and integrity. The harness shop is on east Main street, opposite the COMMERCIAL Block.

LAUER & CO., Biog.

In considering the various enterprises of Rochester, the clothing trade assumes an importance with reference to the wealth and general prosperity of the community that commends it to the most careful attention of any work bearing upon the resources of the city. In this connction the establishment of Messrs. Lauer & Co., from the magnitude of its business and the character of its operations, should receive fitting consideration. It is one of the largest and most thoroughly equipped and reliable clothing stores in this section of the country.
Mr. Joseph LAUER, the senior member of the firm, has been engaged in the clothing business for the last twenty-one years and has carried on in this city ever since the year 1867. This gentleman has his own efforts to thank for the position he now occupies in the mercantile world. He began the struggle in this line without any aid. He finally saved enough money to start himself, and has now gained a prominence that is very flattering to a man of his age. At first his business was very small, but by being attentive and pleasant to his customers he soon gained a start that has led to the establishment of the mammoth store he now owns.
In 1876 Mr. Lauer took in Mr. Marcus COOK as a partner. The last named gentleman has been a resident of this place for the last ten years, and is widely and favorably known. In 1879 these gentlemen added the merchant tailoring department. This is one of the special features of this establishment. In this department will be found a large line of piece goods of all kinds and styles of both imported and domestic goods. They keep their stock of these goods right up to the times, and are prepared to offer you better bargains than any other house in the city. This branch of the business is under the direct supervision of Mr. N. W. FERGUSON. This gentleman was for a number of years cutter in some of the large merchant tailoring establishments of Indianapoois. He has had a large experience in cutting, and his suits always give entire satisfaction, and when we say that Mr. Ferguson is competent to, and can get up as nice a suit of clothes, and give you as good a fit as any tailor in the State, we speak of what we know to be facts - from personal experience. His reputation is all that could be asked, and he takes pride in doing good work.
Messrs. Lauer & Co. have a large and varied assortment of all kinds of men's, boys' and children's clothing, of every conceivable color, style and grade. They can fit anybody, from the smallest child to the largest and most portly man. Their stock is every large, in fact it is the largest in the city, and embraces all the latest and most fashionable styles. They carry a very large stock of hats and caps, which embraces all kind, styles and prices. This firm has a fine display of gents' furnishing goods. This department is quite a feature, and everything is of the latest and nobbiest styles. They also carry a large lot of trunks, valises, umbrellas, etc., and can supply the wants of everybody.
Messrs. Lauer & Co. have made the purchase of their goods a special study. They buy all goods from leading manufacturers. The goods are bought at the lowest possible figures, and then they take the benefit of a discount for cash, thereby saving several cents on the dollar. The money saved on this operation is given to the customer in the shape of a reduction on the price of the goods. The long experience of these gentlemen is a sure guarantee of the superior excellence of the goods they handle. They are constantly in receipt of fresh goods, and they evince a studied avoidance of all goods not desirable for this market. They have marked all goods to prices that will be found lower than any other establishment in the city.
This house is conducted upon the best business principles. The representations of Mr. Lauer and his partner can always be relied upon as being strictly true. These gentlemen (-----) by their honest policy (------) of the general pughlic, and their career in this city entitles their house to the prominent position it holds among the solid representative institutions of Northern Indiana. Remember the place, the double clothing store in the MASONIC Building.

G. A. PFEIFFER & CO., Biog.

Rochester is noted for the enterprise and energy of her citizens, and for the solidity and solvency of her commercial institutions. One of the special qualifications of her business men is conservatism - the vital principle of certain success. Among the many staunch houses of the city, whose reputation is not only local, but extends throughout the neighboring counties, is that of G. A. Pfiffer & Co. If any evidence were wanting in this progressive age of what can be accomplished by business energy, ability and application, supplemented by zeal and integrity, they surely could be brought forward in the enterprising city in numbers. A clear and well established example of this is offered by the history of the proprietors of this widely and favoraghly known house, which has become one of the business land marks of the city.
Mr. Pfeiffer is a native of Germany, he having been born in that country in 1858. He came to the United States in 1877. He went to Indianapolis where he acted as a clerk in some of the largest grocery houses of that city. He remained in Indianapolis several years - until he came to this city. His first advent into the business world in this city was one year ago. Mr. Pfeiffer had no help in starting in business, but by being saving, succeeded in getting together enough money to purchase a stock of goods. He opened a grocery store in the CITIZENS Block, at the southwest corner of the public square, and ran it alone until about two months ago when Mr. Horace KEWNEY bought an interest in the concern, and the firm name was changed to the present style. Mr. Kewney has geen a resident of this city for twenty-three years, and has acted as clerk for over nine years. It was the intention of this gentleman, from the start, to go into business for himself at some future day. With this end in view he saved his money, and finally was enabled, out of the savings from his salary, to buy a half interest in the business he is now running.
Until Mr. Kewney went into the store it was groceries exclusively. When the firm changed they made a change in stock, and added a large stock of dry goods. They now have one of the most complete stores in the city. Their stock of dry goods and notions is fresh and all of the latest style, and embraces everything usually found in a first-class dry goods store. They carry an unusually large stock of dress goods, etc., which they are offering at very low figures. The line of groceries is very complete. These goods are always of the freshest quality to be found, and the shelves of this popular store are completely loaded down with goods.
These gentlemen occupy a store room one hundred and forty by twenty feet in size, with a cellar under the entire room. Both the store room and cellar are completely filled with goods of all kinds pertaining to the business, and you can scarcely call for an article in their line that they do not keep. Everything about this house is kept in the best of order. A well located, well arranged store of this kind is of special interest to housekeepers, inspiring them as it does, with confidence that they will be furnished with choice, fresh articles for family consumption.
Messrs. Pfeiffer & Co., established their store with the determination of keeping nothing but the very best of everything in their line, and are prepared to warrant everything they sell as being first-class in every respect, and just as they represent them. They have already established quite a trade and propose by their just dealings, and by always keeping the best of everything to merit a continuation of the confidence and patronage of the prople. We heartily commend them to the public as young men of enterprise and ability, knowing as we do, that all persons dealing with them will receive the full value of their money, the best the market affords, and courteous and gentlemanly treatment at all times.


Among the many industries that go to make up the quota of Rochester's Business, we find there is no establishment more deserving of mention at our hands than that of Messrs. Chapin & Brother. These gentlemen are old residents of this city, and are well and favorably known to our citizens. They have been engaged in their present business over two years, and during that time have built up a very large and satisfactory trade. At their store room will be found a very large and finely selected stock of dry goods, notions and groceries. Their stock is full and embraces everything usually found in a first-class house of this kind. They make a point of selling goods at the lowest possible prices, and always give good weights and measures.
These gentlemen have conducted their business in a manner that has been entirely satisfactory to their many patrons, and they have gained a reputation for good goods and gentlemanly treatment of customers that few of our houses can boast of. We have no hesitation in commending them to the people as gentlemen who are worthy of the esteem and patronage of the entire community. They occupy the corner room in the ACADEMY OF MUSIC Building.

C. C. WOLF, Biog.

The prominence which has been given to the trade in articles of adornment for the person, as well as of elegant objects of vertu for household use and dislay in this city in the past few years is something remarkable. Any merchant or manufacturer who can produce something that will please the eye and at the same time render it of use to his fellow citizens, is a public benefactor. Mr. Wolf, the object of this sketch, comes often under the head of a public benefactor. He has been the means of laying before the citizens of this place and the surrounding section of country, some of the most elegant work of art in watches, clocks, silverware and jewelry that the eye has delightedly rested upon, and he is meeting with corresponding reward.
Mr. Wolf began in life a poor young man. He had no rich legacy to fall back on, but by the sweat of his brow did he gain the start in life that has given him the business he now possesses. He commenced in business in this city ten years ago. He has made many improvements in the business, added largely to his stock, from time to time, until now he carries the largest stock in this part of the country.
Mr. Wolf occupies an elegant room in the CENTRAL Block. This room is fitted up expressly for the business, and is well stocked with everything in his line. The grand display of fine watches, jewelry of every description, solid silver and painted ware, is well worthy of examination, as it embraces an innumerable list of articles from the most chaste and expensive kinds of jewelry to the plainest articles of plated ware, so that the tastes and pocket-books of all may be accommodated. This gentleman also carries in stock a large assortment of French and American clocks, designed in marble, brass and bronze, etc., and a fine line of gold pens and pencils, etc. The list of holiday presents is very large, and embraces everything of the latest and nobbiest styles. The patrons of this establishment can rely upon finding there the largest stock and most elegant assortment of the latest styles of all articles in his line of business, which are sold at reasonable prices, and in no instance is any misrepresentation of quality ever made. And to all persons wanting to make presents of anything in his line we would say go to C. C. Wolf's, as he can offer you better bargains than any other house in this part of the country. His stock of goods is very large. In fact it is the largest ever exhibited in this city, is of the very best quality, and the assortment is very fine for buyers to select from.
Besides the class of goods mentioned Mr. Wolf keeps a very large assortment of all kinds of musical instruments. He sells organs and pianos and has a full stock of all kinds of small musical instruments. He is agent for the best makes and most popular organs and pianos. In fact, this gentleman will not sell an instrument he does not know to be first class in every respect, and he warrants every instrument sold. He also has a full line of toys and notions, and his assortment includes everything in this line of goods.
The entire establishment is under the direct supervision of Mr. Wolf, who gives his undivided attention to the business, and to his able management is the great success of the house indebted. This gentleman is a thorough business man, and the mere fact that he has the control of the business is a sufficient guarantee of fair and honest dealing. This establishment does a good, solid business, on a sound basis. That Mr. Wolf has been successful no one will gainsay, and by close attention to business, and honest and square dealing has succeeded in building up a trade that he may well feel proud of. He has so conducted his business as to gain the confidence and respect of the general community, and to place his house among the front rank, for sound and solid business qualifications.


In connection with the trade in marble and granite tombstones, the house of Messrs. Frain & Hoffman must be mentioned as the most prominent in the city. These gentlemen have been engaged in the business for seven years in this city. These marble works are located on the east side of Main street, opposite the COMMERCIAL Block. They are well arranged and Messrs. Frain & Hoffman has every appliance that mechanical skill has yet produced for the purpose of reducing the massive blocks of stone and marble to the beautiful emblems that are intended to mark the last resting place of death's call.
They keep constantly on hand a complete and well selected stock of monuments and tombstones, and no house in Northern Indiana can offer any better inducements to the trade and general public than can this firm. Fine practical workmen themselves, close students and observers, they have always kept with the times, and their work in all things is equal to anything in the Western States. Messrs. Frain & Hoffman invite the closest inspection. The public are invited to call, see, and judge for themselves, as their works possess many advantages for finely executed designs and finish.
This house is conducted on the best business principles and the lowest possible prices are always charged. Persons need not go to New York or other eastern cities for fine work. Hoosiers can do as fine work as Yankees or foreiners, and these gentlemen are willing to stake their work against anything ever brought to this county. The representations of Messrs. Frain & Hoffman are always strictly true. They have by their honest policy gained the respect of the general public, and placed their house among the best in the city of Rochester.


We would call the attention of our readers to the above named firm. This is a new house in our midst. The members are Kline and Tolbert SHORE, both young men of our city. Mr. Kline Shore has been acting as clerk for six years, and is well and favorably known to our people. Mr. Tolbert Shore has been connected with the mercantile world nearly all his life. He is well liked by everybody, and a great favorite among the ladies.
This is a new house, and the goods are all new and fresh. They are just getting their establishment fairly opened to the public, and are respectfully soliciting a share of the patronage from our citizens. To all who will call on these gentleman, they will find a large and very complete stock of dry goods, notions and groceries. The dry goods department embraces all the latest and most approved styles of goods in that line, while the line of notions is very large and varied. The grocery department is completely filled with as fine a selection of goods as can be found in Fulton county. They make it a point of keeping everything fresh and nice, and will have all the delicacies of the season as soon as they are in the market.
These gentlemen are both young men of prominence. They have been residents of this city all their lives. They have had their own way to hoe in this world, and deserve to be well patronized by our people. They have, by their own efforts, gained their start in the world, and we hope our citizens will show their appreciation of energy and enterprise that is due to the Shore Brothers, by giving them a goodly patronage. They deserve it and we can assure our readers that all callers at their place of business will be treated in a pleasant and gentlemanly manner. This establishment is on Main street, the first door north of the ACADEMY OF MUSIC, FROMM's old stand.

Saturday, December 31, 1881

Mr. Willard D. BARNHART and Miss Barbra N. BRIDEGROOM were united in marriage at the parsonage, by Rev. A. V. HOUSE, on Saturday evening, December 24.

. . . It is proposed to build a TOLL ROAD from the county line on the north to the county line on the south. It is a project entered into by Dan AGNEW, Wm. NEWCOMB, Charles W. CAFFYN, Wm. DOWNS, J. S. SLICK, James T. GAINER and John L. MILLER. These gentlemen have formed themselves into a corporation with a capital stock of $35,000. . . . .

Dr. J. S. WILSON, who has been a practicing physician at Millark for the past year and a half, left last week to attend a course of lectures at the Scudder's Eclectic Medical College, Cincinnati. The doctor is a genial gentleman and will doubtless become a successful practitioner.

Rev. F. M. ELLIOTT and his wife were in the city this week. They had been on a sorrowful mission to Wayne township, attending the funeral of the wife of Mr. Elliott's younger brother.

Another union of two loving hearts took place on Tuesday evening of last week, mention of which should have been made in our last issue. We refer to the marriage of Mr. Samuel PAINTER and Miss Tillie KAMERER, which took place at the residence of the bride's parents in this city at the time stated. . . .

. . . . the marriage of Mr. Samuel C. SWARTWOOD to Miss Sue T. ELLIOTT. . . . at the residence of the bride's parents in this city on Wednesday evening, Dec. 21st. . . . .


The Rochester Sentinel


Saturday, January 7, 1882

A little four year old daughter of L. McCALL, five miles north of town, died on Thursday last, of congestion of the lungs. The remains of the little one were taken to the Reichter cemetery for burial on Friday. Mr. McCall has but recently moved from Ohio to this county, on he Jacob HISEY homestead, a part of which he purchased. Thus among strangers, the bereavement is felt more keenly. Mr. and Mrs. McCall have the sympathy of surrounding neighborhood.

The death of George McCLOUD, an event that has not been unexpected for several weeks past, occurred in this city on Tuesday morning of this week at the residence of Hon. S. S. TERRY. The deceased was born in New York, December, 1801, and was at the date of his death a little more than 80 years of age. As early as 1819 he removed from New York to Ohio, and in 1847 he became a citizen of this county in which he remained a continuous resident until his death, all of which time, excepting the past year, he spent in Akron. For many years, "Uncle George," as he was familiarly called by all who knew him, was one of the leading and prominent citizens of Henry township. His hand was in every good work for the amelioration of the sufferings of mankind and for the advancement of civilization as well as the growth and development of this once wild section of country. He was a gentleman of firm and pronounced opinions. When starting out in his political career he espoused the cause of the negro and cast his fortunes with that greatly despised party known as Abolitionists. With a conviction that he was rendering an oppressed race a good service, he pointed many a dusky fugitive to the north star and bid him God speed on his way to liberty. His christian character was worthy of imitation. He has been a widower for several years, making his home with his children - three daughters. On wednesday his remains were taken to Akron for interment in the village cemetery where rests the remains of his departed life companion. He had lived out his three score and ten years and has gone to a peaceful rest.

Married:- At the house of the officiating minister, January 2nd, 1882, by Rev. N. L. LORD, Mr. John H. HARTMAN, of Bourbon, and Miss Dillie HENDRICKS, of Rochester.
[Thomas CLARKE announces that he will not be responsible for debts contracted by his wife Mary CLARKE]

Saturday, January 14, 1882

[CHAPIN & BRO. sold out to L. HEILBRUN & CO., last Tuesday.] The stock invoiced a little less than $5,000, all of which was given up to satisfy the claims of creditors, and the proprietors are supposed to be left destitute. . . . . No blame appears to attach to them except that of doing business in a very reckless and extravagant manner. . . .

The wedding of Mr. J. TUGENDRICK and Miss Celia HOLZMAN took place at the residence of the bride's parents, in this city on Tuesday evening. The groom was formerly a citizen of this county, but is now a resident of Nashville, Tenn. . . .

A quiet wedding . . . Thursday night . . . . Mr. Henry MYERS and Miss Ora BETZ, both young people of this place. . . . It is probable that they would have married some time ago and saved themselves from humiliation but the objection of stern parents prevented the consumation of their joys until the important event could be postponed no longer. A warrant in the hands of a constable persuaded the young man . . . . .

J. P. MICHAELS celebrated his 30th birthday on Thursday. . . . .

As an evidence of what energy, enterprise and practical business qualifications will do for a young man, we clip the following from the St. Paul (Neb.) Phonograph, showing what Ed. F. CHINN, a Fulton County product is doing in the far West:
Mr. Chinn is a young man possessed of rare business qualifications, and an unbounded ambition to excel in all that he undertakes. Mr. C. settled here in the summer of 1880 and purchased a large drug stock, to which he has since added a first class drug store, and with the two combined has the largest most complete and best arranged store west of Omaha. Energetic, yet prudent, he has pushed out and extended his business to all parts of the Loup valley, selling at wholesale to small dealers at such reasonable rates and with such business integrity that they prefer dealing with him than with the usual wholesale firms. From an ordinary store, with no work for one attendant, it enlarged so that a full corps of clerks are employed night and day, compounding prescriptions and preparing goods for the country custom. Ed. has his cigars manufactured to order, and his own name is the guarantee of their superior qualities. "Ed's Best" and "Chinn's Beauties" are household words and an immense demand for these brands have been created wherever they have been used. Country dealers are supplied on short notice and the establishment stands security for the perfection of the goods. Mr. Chinn will soon open a branch store at Scotia, to facilitate the delivery of his goods, and to open up a retail trade in the upper counties of the Loup valley. With such an enterprise as this in our midst we may well feel proud of our business. Mr. Chinn is a jolly whole-souled man and is sure to reap the reward of a patient industry, prosperity, energy and honesty.

After thirteen years business enterprise in this city, Mr. Marcus COOK, who has been associated with J. LAUER in the clothing business, severs his connection with that firm and accepts a position as a travelling agent for a Cincinnati wholesale clothing house. . . . .

Milton R. ELLIOTT, Esq., of Elkhart, is here visiting his brother, A. C. ELLIOTT, whom he had not met for ten years.

The only man in Rochester "bigger than Grant" is B. F. DAWSON, or possibly the boy that just came to take up its residence at his house. . . . his first child. . . born Thursday night.

A child was born into the household of Mr. and Mrs. A. V. HOUSE on Thursday evening. It lived but a short time.

What is known as the GRANT postoffice, in Henry township, was destroyed by fire last Tuesday. Mr. Ben NOFTSGER was the postmaster, and in connection with the office he carried a large stock of dry goods and general merchandise. The fire is supposed to have originated from a defective flue. Only a portion of the goods were saved but we understand that the loss is amply secured by insurance.

Andrew STRONG, the popular merchant at Akron, has sold his stock of goods to John W. DAVIS and (----) FREEMAN. In going out of the dry goods business it is the intention of Mr. Strong to engage in the grain trade at Akron, in which event he will build an elevator on the new railroad building through that place.

Saturday, January 21, 1882

Mr. Samuel LINE will be 72 years of age next Tuesday. He is a very spry old gentleman for one who has passed his three score years and ten.

Ed. EICHELBERGER is now located at Denver, Ind.

M. HILAND, of the firm of HILAND & HUDKINS has gone to Cincinnati for the purpose of buying machinery to put in a planing factory which will be erected by him immediately after Hillard's return. Such enterprise as this adds wealth and prosperity to a community.

Consumption, humanity's terrifying enemy, ended the lives of two of its long suffering victims last week. Mrs. Oscar GROVES, 7 miles northeast of Rochester, died Jan. 12th, aged 41 years, leaving behind 5 children, three of which are yet in need of a mother's care. The deceased was buried Jan. 13th, in the Richter cemetery, near Bloomingsburg, Rev. McGRAW officiating.

Mrs. Flora ZOLLMAN, wife of Joseph ZOLLMAN, eight miles east of here, died Jan. 13th, aged 19 years. A bereaved husband and a one-year-old baby, which was very ill at the time of her death, are left to mourn her loss. The remains of the deceased were conveyed to the Hoover cemetery for burial. Judging by the unusual large congragations at both funerals the departed herein mentioned were highly esteemed by all in the neighborhoods in which they lived.

Little Freddie [ZOLLMAN], aged 18 months, and the only child of Joseph ZOLLMAN, of this county, died Jan. 19th. The remains of the little one were taken to the Hoover cemetery yesterday and buried beside its mother, who preceded her little son to the unknown world but a few days ago.

Levi M. MONTGOMERY is keeping a first-class restaurant at Roann.

Mr. Jacob REITER has severed his connection as salesman at C. HOOVER's boot and shoe establishment and his place has been supplied by M. O. REES.

Married:- January 1st, in Rochester, Ind., by Rev. A. M. WORK, Mr. John W. LAUDERBACH to Miss Elizabeth C. WILLIAMS.
-By the same pastor, at the Presbyterian parsonage, Saturday evening, January 14th, 1882, Dr. Samuel R. FISH, of Bloomingsburg, Ind., to Miss Mary KESLER.

James CAHILL, one of the rolicking, jolly Irish boys of this place, was married last Saturday afternoon in this city, by Esq. STRADLEY. His bride was a Miss BARSHIRE, of Aubbeenaubbee township. . . . .

Saturday, January 28, 1882

Mr. and Mrs. I. CONNER were "at home" on Thursday evening . . . . their 20th wedding anniversary. . . . brief speech by R. C. WALLACE.

Dr. KIZER was installed Postmaster at Big Foot.

Mrs. Nancy NEEDHAM, of this county, a poor woman deserted by a faithless husband and thus left to extreme poverty and destitution, and seeking shelter under the roof of her brother, George OWENS, who is employed at Sylvester GROVE's saw mill, 4-1/2 miles south of here, took sick and died there Thursday, Jan. 26th. Deceased was only about 30 years old, but overcome by grief and misery, she was broken down in health and spirit for months past. Feeling the pains of death in her troubled heart, she undertook this last journey that she might expire in the arms of a brother. The remains of the deceased were conveyed to the Mt. Zion cemetery for burial yesterday. . . .

A young lady by the name of BRUCE, living near Bruce's Lake, died of diphtheria last week.
The Ford has a new wagon maker about every new moon. The last one is Mr. Frank LAWSON. (Leiters Ford items)

Dollie COOK, daughter of J. and A. COOK, departed this life Jan. 24, 1882. Funeral services at the M.E. church on the 25th by Elder REIDER. A large and attentive audience was present to sympathize with the bereaved father and mother. Dollie was a sweet little child and loved by all who knew her, but she has gone from the kingdom below to the kingdom above. (Kewanna item)

Franklin MARSH, and family, contemplate moving to Dakota. . . (Blue Grass item)

L. BRIDEGROOM's household was made happy a few days ago by the advent of another son which makes out the even dozen - not all boys - half and half. . . .

Mr. Marshall PHILLIPS, of Star City, has become a citizen of this place. He has purchased the old and well established meat market of Wm. BURCH and will continue the business in all its branches at the old stand. . . .

A C. ELLIOTT has "taken in" more Kansas land. He purchased from J. DAWSON, 160 acres in Crowley county, Kansas.

Year after year the messenger of death gathers to their rest the great and good, the high and low from every station in life. On Monday last the angels called for the spirit of Mr. Geo. W. TRUSLOW and took, it home. The death of Mr. Truslow has cast a gloom over the whole community and caused sadness in the hearts of his many friends who respected him as a neighbor and esteemed him as a worthy fellow citizen. For many years the deceased has been a patient and long suffering victim of consumption. He bore up manfully under the distressing malady for a long time but was finally forced to yield his life as a sacrifice to a disease that could not be conquered. The deceased was a Virginian by birth but in early life he came West and had been a citizen of Rochester since 1857. He was an honest and upright man and enjoyed the confidence and respect of all who knew him. For several years while in the bloom of health he was closely connected with the Masonic fraternity and was honored with the highest seat in its councils at this place. His funeral occurred on Wednesday last, the services heing held at the M.E. church of which christian organization he was also a faithful member. He was buried with Masonic honors, and thus another of the good citizens of Rochester has gone the way of all the earth.

A report gained currency on the street last week that Hon. John F. FROMM, a citizen of Rochester had died in Germany, a few days before, while there on a visit to friends. A Sentinel representative applied to his nearest friends at this place to learn the facts, and by them was informed that there was no truth in the report which accounts for a contradictory statement in these columns last Saturday. What object they had in trying to keep the fact of his death concealed from the public, is something that we do not understand, for it is a fact that the subject of this sketch died at Dingen, Germany, December 28, 1881.
A history of the life and character of the deceased need hardly be given, so well was he known to the citizens of this county. At the date of his death he was about forty-five years of age. He left his native land at an early age and made his first permanent stopping place in this country at Logansport, where he was engaged as servant boy to Dr. G. N. FITCH. Ambitious to engage in business for himself, it was not long until he mastered the baking business and established himself in trade. Prosperity smiled upon him and from a small beginning he soon acquired a small capital with which he came to Rochester. All know how well he has succeeded at this place. From the proprietor of a small bakery 25 years ago he arose to be numbered among the wealthiest citizens of the town and county. The magnificent COMMERCIAL Block is a monument to his industry and enterprise, as it was largely through his efforts that it was erected. There are many other residences about town of his spirit of progression.
Mr. Fromm was always an earnest and active Democrat. In 1876 his party honored him with a nomination for Joint Representative for the counties of Fulton, Pulaski and Starke to which position he was elected by a handsome majority. He served one term in the State legislature with credit to himself and honor to the party he represented.
The deceased was of a strong and robust constitution, but two years ago he was stricken with paralysis, since which time until his death he was in feeble health. Believing that a protracted visit to his old home across the water would help to restore his lost manhood, he took his family, consiting of a wife and four children, two boys and two girls, and left Rochester on the 2d of last May. He and his family were enjoying life finely in the Fatherland until he received another stroke of paralysis which ended his days on the date above stated. He leaves a vast estate for settlement, all accumulated by his early struggles and determination for success. It is understood that he left a will in which his lifelong friend, Henry HOPPE, of Logansport, is named as executor. When such men as Mr. Fromm are broken down in health and finally have to yield to the power of the grim monster, the community in which they live suffers a great loss, and in the death of Hon. J. F. Fromm, Rochester has lost one of its most valuable citizens.

We learn that Ben NOFTSGER will not again erect another store at Grant, and it is quite probable that the business remains of GRANT will drift to Akron.

Saturday, February 4, 1882

Jacob WHITTENBERGER . . . and H. H. WILSON, of Kewanna, have formed a partnership in the furniture and undertaking business, and have opened out in the second story of A. A. GAST's new building on Main street . . . . (Akron item)

Frederick GRAEBER has been appointed administrator of the estate of John F. FROMM, deceased. He gave bond for the faithful discharge of his trust in the sum of $20,000.

After a very short illness, Josiah H. SIDMORE died at the residence of his son Joseph [SIDMORE], in this city, on Tuesday afternoon. The deceased was born in Hudson City, N.Y., and was at his death 76 years of age. He had been a resident of Rochester for several years, but owing to his infirmity in hearing, his acquaintance was not largely extended. He was buried on Thursday in the Odd Fellows cemetery, the funeral services being conducted at the Baptist church by Rev. COMPTON.

C. C. WOLF, the well-known jeweler, and one of our soberest-minded and most truthful citizens, tells a story of his escape from rebel prison . . . captured in Greenbier valley, W. Va. . . . . [very lengthy] . . . .

Homer McKEE, son of Mrs. WILEMAN, died at the residence of his sister, Mrs. HILL, in South Rochester, last Thursday at 2 o'clock. Homer had just passed his 16th year and was a promising boy. His funeral took place yesterday at the place of his death, Rev. A. M. WORK conducting, and the body was taken for burial to the burying ground six miles west of town.

One of the largest and grandest business enterprises of Rochester is the POTTOWATTOMIE Flouring Mill. It is, indeed, a mammoth institution, and since being refitted and furnished with all the modern improvements, turns out as good flour as can be found in any market. Much of the success in the manufacture of flour is due to the mechanical skill of Mr. L. K. BROWER, a young man from Wisconsin, who has recently been installed as chief miller. He has made it a life business and it is safe to say that he has but few superiors as a miller. The mill of which we speak has a capacity of one hundred barrels of flour per day and by the introduction of a little more machinery, it could be made to turn out nearly double that quantity. The new railroad now building runs within a few feet o its doors which will give excellent facilities for shipping. Besides doing a general milling business, the proprietors buy and ship thousands of bushels of wheat yearly. After the completion of the new road, that practice should not be continued. Every bushel of wheat received at the mill should be ground and the flour shipped. By that plan a number of more men would be given employment in the mill, and the offal, which is very much needed, would be saved for home consumption. Every enterprise of that kind should be so managed as to give the greatest number of men employment and do the most good to the public. It is by such means that the town is improved and its future prosperity assured.

Saturday, February 11, 1882

A ten year old daughter of A. W. BANCRAFT, 3-1/2 miles east of Rochester, died of brain fever Feb. 8th. Mr. Bancraft had but recently moved to this county, his former home heing Etna Green, Kosciusko county, to which place the remains of his deceased daughter were taken for burial.

Little Ella [HENDRICKS], a seven year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. HENDRICKS, of this place, died of brain fever Feb.9th. The remains of the little one were buried at the Odd Fellows cemetery yesterday. The afflicted parents have the sympathy of the entire neigborhood where they reside.

Mabel [McIVOR], the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McIVOR, and twin sister of a little son, which a few hours after birth, took flight to the spirit world on Tuesday evening, January 31st, at STRONG's hotel. . . . aged four months. The parents who are comparative strangers here, and whose residence here is only for the time of the completion of the new railway, have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement.

Mr. Samuel JOHNSON, living near Bruce's Lake, died on Sunday the 5th inst. Funeral on Monday. Deceased was a brother of Mr. John JOHNSON who lives near Salina.

Mr. Wm. J. MONTGOMERY, one of the most prominent and enterprising farmers of Newcastle township, died at an early hour yesterday morning. The deceased was a worthy and well known citizen in the community in which he lived, highly esteemed by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. He was but 35 years of age, never very robust and when severely attacked with lung fever he was forced to yield to its power over his physical strength. His funeral will take place today from Bloomingsburg and his remains will be deposited in the Richter cemetery.

Saturday, February 18, 1882

A one year old child of Wm. NICHOLS, 9 miles south-west of Rochester, died of diphtheria, Monday, Feb. 13th.

Clinton THOMPSON, aged 24 years, son of George THOMPSON of this place, died of consumption, Tuesday, Feb. 14. His remains were buried in the old cemetery near Rochester.

Mrs. BOWMAN, wife of Henry BOWMAN, of Bloomingsburg, died of lung fever Thursday, Feb. 16th. The funeral services were held at the Lutheran church near Bloomingsburg by Rev. GIFT, of Rochester, after which the remains were deposited in the cemetery adjoining the church.

Charles [BUSH], the only child of Mr. and Mrs. BUSH, 5 miles noth of town, died Thursday, Feb. 16th. The deceased was about 17 years of age and in every way a model young man. His remains were buried at the South Hill cemetery, prior to which a funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Eli ROGERS.

Leander NEISWONGER, aged 24 years died of consumption, Thursday, Feb. 16. The deceased was a brother of Mr. H. W. NEISWONGER, proprietor of the Ohio Shoe Store of this place, at whose residence he expired. His remains were buried in the Odd Fellows cemetery beside his wife's who died 18 months ago with the same disease.

Died: - February 3, 1882, Grandpa [Frederick] FOOR. The funeral was preached by Rev. J.[?] F. WAGNER of Denver. The following day the remains were taken to Mt. Zion cemetery. He was a good, honest and clever neighbor. He leaves a wide circle of friends to mourn his untimely demise.
[Frederick Foor, Apr. 15, 1803 - Feb. 2, 1882, age 78y-9m-17d; Elizabeth, wife of F. Foor, d. Feb. 9, 1890, age 87y-11m-20d; both bur Mt. Zion cem, Rochester township]

[Married] Mr. Sam ZARTMAN and Miss Sarah SCHINDLER [by Rev. WILKINSON] of Macy, February 5th, 1882. . . .

Frank LONG is the pleasantest looking man in town, all on account of a daughter putting in an appearance at his house. . . (Big Foot item)

Our old citizen and neighbor, Samuel KIRK, was conveyed to the tomb on the 9th of this month, aged seventy-four years. He leaves a wife and five small children.
An infant daughter of Wm. NICKLES died last Monday. She was about one year old. The disease was croup and diphtheria. (Blue Grass items)

The long and hotly contested race for the postmastership of Rochester is at last over, and Col. K. G. SHRYOCK came under the wire with flying colors far ahead of his many competitors. . . .

Mr. Marion C. REITER returned to Rochester this week and was cordially greeted by his many friends. For the past four years he has been engaged in mercantile trade at St. Louis. He will probably remain in town for awhile and assist his father, Jacob REITER, at measuring calico in his new north end store.

Saturday, February 25, 1882

Miss [Elizabeth] McCAUGHEY, sister of David McCAUGHEY, died on Monday. She was buried at the Presbyterian cemetery at Fletcher's Lake. (Blue Grass item)

It was not unexpected, yet it took us somewhat by surprise when we learned that Mr. W. H. MATTINGLY, editor and proprietor of the Rochester Republican, had sold his printing establishment . . . His successor as editor and proprietor of the Republican is Mr. L. M. NOYER, a young man of almost entire Fulton county growth. He hails from Henry township. . . .

Last Saturday was the 18th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. SHEPHERD. . . .

Marriages in Henry township are getting to be quite numerous. Esquire BURCH made three couples happy last Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday Wm. C. EWING and Miss Maggie C. NICODEMUS joined hearts and hands. On the day following John BAIR and Sarah J. BOCKOVER were married, also Richard STRAND and Florence C. MELVIN. . .

At a late hour last night we received the following particulars of a terrific boiler explosion that occurred Thursday morning at SIBERT & CRILL's saw mill, near New Harrisburg, on the eastern border of this county. . . . one man was killed and three badly injured. Jacob MYERS, the young man killed, was not a workman at the mill but lived near by. He had been out hunting and called at the mill to warm. . . . .

Mr. A. E. RHAPPS, cutter at FEDER & SILBERBERG clothing establishment, has given up his position and with his family will go to Mendota, Illinois.

Saturday, March 4, 1882

Frank MARSH and lady have gone to try the hardships of frontier life in Dakota.
Our blacksmiths are quite busy. T. W. KENDRICK has about completed a one-man buggy for Dr. O. P. WAITE, of Rochester. (Marshtown items)

By the sanction of court, Perry DAVIS cast aside his former love and companion. Last Monday morning between the hours of 4 and 5, by the dim light of a lantern, before his honor, Wm. WALLACE, Perry pledged his heart to Mrs. PIERCE . . . .

Simon MILLER, one of Henry township's most honored and respected citizens, died at his residence near Akron on Monday last. He was born in Stark Co., Ohio, May 26th, 1842, and was at the time of his death, 39 years 9 months and one day old. From early youth he has been a resident of the township in which he died and has ever been highly esteemed as an honorable and upright member of society, enjoying the confidence and respect of all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. He was a gentleman of more than ordinary intellectual capacity and his counsel and advice upon questions affecting public interests were frequently called for and cheerfully given. As a local politician of the Democratic faith he stood prominent among his fellows and although his township has ever been strong Republican, his popularity and moral worth gained for him some of the most prominent positions within the gift of the people. As a soldier in the late war he served long and faithfully. In 1866 he was married to Miss Leonora MASTELLER and the result of their union are seven children, five of whom survive to deplore the loss of a kind and loving father. For several years he has been in poor health and for the past few months he has been confined to his room and bed with consumption. His funeral occurred on Wednesday, the service being conducted by Rev. J. B. ALLEMAN at Akron and the remains of the deceased deposited in the village cemetery. A large concourse of people were in attendance to pay the last tribute of respect to a loved fellow citizen.

Walter W. ANDERSON, a fellow townsman, is dead. He died on Thursday morning and was buried Friday afternoon in the Akron cemetery. The funeral services were conducted at the M. E. church by Rev. J. B. ALLEMAN. The deceased was born in Adams Co., Ohio, of well-to-do parents who gave him a liberal education and being naturally of a good turn of mind, he started out in the world with fair prospects for the future. In 1861 he came to Indiana and stopped in this county and engaged as teacher in the Akron school. Some time after his arrival he married Mary E. SLAYBAUGH, daughter of the late John L. SLAYBAUGH. In 1864 he joined the army as a substitute for Abner THOMPSON, of this township, and did good service as a soldier. For several years after his return he engaged in various business pursuits among which were general merchandise, flouring and sawmilling. In connection with his brother, A. J. ANDERSON, they built the first steam grist mill at this place. At the time of his last illness he was temporarily out of business, and the fact of his being idle for some time is probably one of the causes that produced his death. An idle mind is the devil's workshop and when not actively engaged at business the deceased was led off into evil habits by the demon of strong drink and it is presumed that his death was the result of over indulgence. When free from the influence of intoxicants, Henry township contained no more worthy citizen than Walter W. Anderson. He was a gentleman in every sense of the term, a scholar and a man devoted to his family and friends, but alas, all is ended and the broad mantle of charity conceals all his shortcomings and only his better nature and deeds should be remembered. The deceased was about 45 years of age. He was a member of the order of Odd Fellows and was, by the members of Akron lodge, buried in the honors of the order.

Last week a new boy found quarters at Harry KILLEN's. This week the household of Wm. J. LEITER was increased by the advent of a boy. On Tuesday last two bouncing boys took board and lodging at the residence of J. D. BITTERS, brother of the editor . . . the three last mentioned are solid Democrats . . . .

Charles A. LAWSON, of Maxinkuckee, and Ann Eliza DAGGET, of this place, were married in this city yesterday by Rev. A. M. WORK.

The lumber trade must have been extraordinarily good lately for we learn that Mr. E. E. COWGILL made each of his three step-daughters a present of $500 in cash last Saturday. The happy recipients are Mrs. W. J. WILLIAMS, Mrs. Charles K. PLANK and Mrs. George W. HOLMAN. . . .

Uncle Jacob RUNKELL, living in the ZARTMAN settlement, had a severe stroke of palsy about two weeks ago, which will very likely make him helpless for life. The latest news from him, he is fading away very fast.
John WAGONER may be seen now with a smiling face. The advent of a 9 lb. Republican boy is the cause.
A small boy is stopping with Mr. TROUT; it's a nine pounder, and the very image of his pa.
. . . grand birthday party that Miss Clara ROSS gave Friday, February 17th. It being Miss Clara's 17th . . . .
The infant daughter of Mr. Fred SLISHER departed this life Feb. 24th. The funeral was conducted by Rev. LEWELLYN, of Macy. The remains were deposited in the Mr. Zion cemetery. The little one is now resting in the care of the beautiful angels beyond the golden gates, where sorrow will be no more.
Cora POWERS, west of Green Oak, is so "happy as never was" since a new boarder stopped at his domicile; it's a boy. (Wagoner Station items)

A son of Edward NICKLES passed from the shores of time the night of 23, aged 4 years. (Blue Grass item)

Saturday, March 11, 1882

Frank CATON is happy; it's a boy . . . . (Mt. Vernon item)

One of the twin boys recently born into the family of Bro. J. D. BITTERS, died on Tuesday, aged one week.

Information from Bloomingsburg is to the effect that a Mrs. ROLLINS and child were taken with small-pox on Monday and that the mother died on Wednesday.

Last Wednesday was Uncle Billy CARTER's 62nd birthday. He lives within a mile of the city. . . .

Married:- At the residence of S. L. STOCKBERGER, in Rochester, on March 8th, by Rev. A. V. HOUSE, Mr. George WIDENER, of Valparaiso, and Miss Caroline MARTINDALE, of Marshall county.
-By the same, at the Clerk's office, on March 9th, 1882, Mr. John A. POORMAN and Miss Rebecca J. GREEN, both of Liberty township.
David GOOD, a staunch Democrat of Newcastle township is the happy father of two Democratic boys . . . (twins) . . .

Saturday, March 18, 1882

A little one-year-old son of Wm. and Mrs. HARDING died at the residence of Mrs. RUSSELL, in the south part of Rochester, on Monday, March 13th. Cause, congestion of the lungs. The remains were conveyed to Mt. Zion for interment the following day.

Little Clara [FULTZ], the five-year-old daughter of Daniel and Mrs. FULTZ, six miles northeast of Rochester, died Wednesday, March 15. The funeral services were held at the Bloomingsburg Baptist church the following day, after which the remains of the little one were taken to the Richter cemetery for burial.

Married:- In Rochester, March 11th, by Rev. A. E. GIFT, Mr. Jeremiah BYRER, of Warsaw, and Miss Mary A. BYBEE, of Bloomingsburg.

[Advertisement by John MILLER, who manufactures brick at Tiosa, and will contract for laying them up . . . residence just south of the CITY HOTEL]

Saturday, March 25, 1882

Jacob GROVES, an old and highly respected citizen of Newcastle township, died Monday, March 20th. The deceased was about seventy years of age. The funeral services were held at the Baptist church at Henry HAIMBAUGH's and the remains of the deceased were buried at the cemetery near the same place.

[Work on the CHICAGO & ATLANTIC is progressing - track laying should begin the first of next May . . . about twelve car-loads have already been delivered at Rochester. . .]

Rev. KEESEY, formerly of this place but now located at Poplar Grove, Howard county, was among his Rochester friends this week. . . .

He sat up the cigars . . . it was a bouncing big girl. Mr. and Mrs. V. H. DANIELS, father and mother, are both doing well -- so is the baby.

Married:- At the real estate office of HOUSE & KENDRICK by Rev. A. V. HOUSE, on March 23d, 1882, Mr. David UTTER, of Kosciusko Co., and Miss Eliza LANDIS, of Henry township.
-Saturday, March 18th, '82, by Esq. C. J. STRADLEY, at his office, Barnibus BRANSON and Rebecca H. WINN. All of this county.
-At the residence of Jesse F. JULIAN, in Wayne township, on Thursday, March 16th, 1882, by Rev. J. N. HARMON, Mr. Benedict HERBERT to Miss Grace THRUSH.

Saturday, April 1, 1882

Mr. John CAMPBELL, of Ohio, who purchased the GRAY farm, is expected to arrive with his family in a few days. (Leiters Ford item)

Lou LINKENHELT removed with his family on Tuesday of this week to South Bend. Rochester has lost one of its good business men.

Jacob HERRING and A. C. COOK, both good Democrats, each report arrivals of boys at their homes recently. . . .

A private TELEPHONE wire now connects Ches. CHAMBERLAIN's business house and residence. They are separated a distance of four blocks, yet conversation is distinctly heard over the line and it is a matter of great convenience. Mr. COUCH, the railroad ticket agent, has a line from the depot to his residence and it gives good satisfaction. A young man from Logansport put up the lines named. Next to the Bell electric telephone, the Holcomb automatic appears to be the best. The expense of the former is so great that only cities of much larger population than Rochester can afford to enjoy them. The latter is cheap and answers a very good purpose.

Mr. Barney KRAMER and Miss Rosa HENOCH were married at Michigan City last Sunday. The groom is a brother of our townsman, Nate KRAMER, who, in company with J. P. MICHAELS and Mrs. MORRISON were present at the wedding . . . .

Mr. A. E. RAPSH, formerly cutter in the employ of FEDER & SILBERBERG . . . will return to us tonight and will again take charge of the custom tailoring department. . . .

A letter from James MILLER, who for several years has been in Australia, contains the information that he is married and the happy father of a girl baby.

Mrs. Maggie PICKENS, of Argos, came to this place last week to visit the family of a Mr. CLARK. She was accompanied by a three-year-old daughter that took sick on Monday and died very suddenly. It was taken to Argos on Tuesday for burial.

Mr. R. R. GREEN and Miss Eliza J. LEWIS were married at Macy, on Thursday of last week, by Rev. A. J. LEWELLEN. Mr. Green is a citizen of Liberty township. . . . His bride is a daughter of Miami county, Xenia being her home . . . .

Mr. Mantfered SASSER steps high all because it is a girl. (Farmersville item)

Saturday, April 8, 1882

The New Elevators Opened to the Public

It affords us pleasure to announce that the new grain elevator, constructed within the past few months, is now fully completed and ready for the reception of grain. It is located near the depot, on the line of the I. P. & C. railroad, and being built upon the most modern plan and furnished with the latest improved machinery, it is a model structure and reflects credit upon the projectors of the enterprise as well as the community that will be largely benefitted by it. After the burning of the old elevator which stood upon the site where the new one is now built, the prospects for its rebuilding was not very flattering until SHEPHERD, DENISTON, CAFFYN & CO. very properly concluded that an elevator at that point was a necessity and set about the work of building it which has been successfully accomplished. The entire cost of the structure is about $6,000. It has a capacity of 14,000 bushels of grain, and being built upon almost an entire different plan from the two former ones which burned, it is almost impossible for it to be destroyed in like manner. Mr. James T. GAINER will be in charge at the elevator and is now ready to receive and pay the highest cash price for all wheat that may be offered. In connection with the grain trade it is the purpose of the proprietors to erect a large ware room and deal in salt, land plaster and coal, furnishing to farmers and others such articles at the very lowest prices. It will be worth the while for every farmer in the community to visit the new elevator and satisfy themselves of the safety of the building and learn the prices that are paid for wheat, seeds, etc.

Married:- By Rev. SPARKS, at his residence, Mr. William SIZEY to Miss Jane GUISE.
Messrs. M. HILAND & A. E. HUDKINS, assisted by Mr. George MILLISON, are putting up their planing mill and circular saw machinery. The power to drive the entire machinery is the steam engine of the flouring mill.
A wedding at the residence of Rev. REEDER on Thursday, the 6th ult; the contracting parties being Mr. J. HARSH and Miss Emma REEDER, youngest daughter of Rev. Wm. REEDER, residents of this town. Mr. Harsh is a young man of good character and habits and has been engaged in teaching our schools for many years past. . . . (Kewanna items)

On Monday next Mr. Charles JACKSON will take his departure from Rochester for Sierra City, New Mexico. Mr. J. has two brothers at that place who are heavily engaged in the silver mining speculations and realizing large profits from their labors. . . .

A double wedding took place at the County Clerk's office on Thursday of this week. . . from Henry township. . . . Mr. Wm. DRUDGE and Miss Mary KING; Mr. Liewellis PERRY and Miss Nettie DRUDGE. . . .

Mr. John WHITE and Miss Lily FRY had the gordian knot tied by Rev. BYBEE, of Kewanna, March 9th. (Fulton item)

Saturday, April 15, 1882

Mrs. Hannah HISEY, wife of Jacob HISEY, near Tiosa, died Friday, April 7th, aged 57 years, 5 months and 6 days. Deceased was the mother of 1 daughter and 5 sons, two of whom, John and Henry HISEY, reside in Rochester. Three of the children live in the far West, where they but recently removed, and the sad news of the death of their mother, whom they so dearly loved, will be a severe affliction to them. The pangs of sorrow were felt by Mr. John Hisey in a two-fold way. Whilst the remains of his mother were taken to the place of rest, his wife lay dangerously ill, preventing him from attending the funeral. Mrs. Hisey was a kind and affectionate wife and mother - a mother whose womanly heart never ceased to beat in love and anxiety for her children until death. Mr. Jacob Hisey, the bereaved husband, has the sympathy of the entire community in his hour of sorrow. The burial took place at the Richter cemetery, Rev. Eli ROGERS conducting the services.
On the same day the cruel hand of death knocked at the door of another family, and amid lamenting and tears, a dear mother was ruthlessly torn from the circle of her bewailing offspring; a faithful wife was snatched from the bosom of a sorrow stricken husband. Mrs. [Rhoda] CUFFEL, wife of John CUFFEL, near Lake Manitau, died April 7th, of consumption. Deceased was yet in the prime of life and the mother of a large family of children, some of whom are yet in great need of a mother's care. Her remains were conveyed by railroad to Denver, thence to Chili for burial. [Rhoda Cuffel, wife of John, d. Apr. 7, 1882, ae 47y-1d; bur Chili cem, Richland twp, Miami Co Ind]

A little infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. EMMONS, 4 miles northeast of Rochester, died April 3rd.

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob WAGONER, 9 miles west of Rochester, mourn the loss of a twin infant child, which died Sunday, April 9th.

Died, April 13th, an infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. DOUGLASS, near Mt. Zion. Mrs. Douglass is a daughter of Mr. George SWISHER, at whose residence the child died.

For the fine young Democrat which arrived in town last Sunday, Mr. and Mrs Jay SHIELDS are responsible. The boy and mother are doing fine.

Thursday night of this week Mr. B. F. DAWSON and his family took their departure from Rochester for St. Louis where they will make their future home. Frank has secured a position in a wholesale drug establishment in that city as a manufacturer of drugs. He has spent several years in acquiring a thorough knowledge of pharmacy and he is now in a position where he will have an opportunity of putting his knowledge to practical use.

Medicated Tar Candy; none genuine except that manufactured and sold by P. M. SHORE, at NORTH END Drug Store.

Saturday, April 22, 1882

Our former townsman, Nelson G. HUNTER, has been nominated by the Democrats of Wabash for Mayor of that city.

A three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James OLINGER, of Rochester, died April 15, of dropsy. The remains were conveyed to the cemetery eight miles south-east of this place for burial.

The only child of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. BRICKLE, of Rochester, a little five months old son, died April 17th. The funeral services were conducted at the residence of the mourners by Rev. UTTER, after which the remains of the little one were taken to the Kewanna cemetery for interment.

An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Harlan BURNS, of Newcastle township, near the line of Kosciusko county, died the 15th inst.

Considerable excitement and no little indignation was exhibited on the streets Thursday morning when it was announced that Webb STINSON had eloped the night previous, carrying with him Miss Hattie GOULD, daughter of Dr. V. GOULD. . . (took the north-bound train) to Michigan where it is supposed they were quickly made husband and wife. . . .

Chester C. TAYLOR died at his residence on south Main street Tuesday evening of this week. The deceased has been in the employ of Samuel HEFFLEY for several years as a wagon maker and painter and was known as a very good citizen. He had been afflicted with consumption for a long time which eventually ended his life at the time stated. His funeral took place on Wednesday from the M. E. church, Rev. R. D. UTTER conducting the services. Being a member of the Odd Fellow fraternity, he was buried in the honors of that organization.

Wm. H. CHINN, having sold his beautiful property on Madison street to I. W. BROWN, will, as soon as he can arrange his business affairs, remove with his family to St. Paul, Neb., where his two sons are located and engaged in a prosperous business. Mr. Chinn has been a resident of Rochester for many years and he and his family have a host of friends who will be sorry to learn of his determination to part company with them.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. MASTELLER, six miles south-east of Rochester, in Henry township, are both dangerously sick with typhoid fever. There are but few cases throughout the country, but are of a very malignant type. Dr. HARTER, of Akron, and Dr. HECTOR, of this city, are the attending physicians. LATER-- Mr. Wm. MASTELLER died yesterday afternoon. His funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the family residence and the Mt. Zion church, Rev. A. M. WORK officiating. A more extended notice of his life and death will be given next week.

The Ford boasts of two doctors, the last one is Dr. B. F. OVERMYER, formerly of Lindsey, Ohio. Dr. Overmier informs us that he has come to stay; we wish him success. (Leiters Ford item)

Saturday, April 29, 1882

Oliver A. KEYS. Born at Canandagua, Ontario, C., N. Y., August 10th, 1809; died at Rochester, Ind., April 24th, 1882, at the age of 72 years, 8 months, and 14 days.
His parents moved to Auburn, O., when the subject of this sketch was only seven years of age and that place became the home of his boyhood and early manhood. While a young man he was in business in Detroit, Mich. In the year 1842 Mr. Keys was united in marriage with Miss Emma LIBBY, whose parents then resided at Ravenna, O. Aftr marriage he adopted Portsmouth, O., as his home, where he was in business for several years. From this place he followed his business interests to Meadville, Pa.; Madison, Ind.; Paris, Ill.; Lima, O., and finally to Rochester, Ind., where with his family he had resided more than 10 years when death claimed him. In business Mr. Keys had been continuously successful until the last change of location, when by misplaced confidence he lost some of his hard earned wealth and was subject to a great deal annoyance therefrom.
One son and one daughter are the only heirs, who, together with the bereaved wife, accompanied the remains to the burial. They with one accord speak of tender memories, of a kind and indulgent father and an attentive husband.
Mr. and Mrs. Keys united with the Unitarian church in the year 1845. In this faith he lived and died. The funeral services took place at the Presbyterian church Wednesday last, conducted by the pastor, attended by many friends and fellow citizens. . . .

Mr. George W. BATZ and Miss Alice HAY were joined in holy bonds of matrimony at the residence of the officiating clergyman, Rev. M. P. MEREDITH, on Sunday, the 16th inst. (Leiters Ford item)

Mr. Joffy COFFING and Miss Jane NICKLY were united in the holy bonds of matrimony, April 4, 1882, at Macy, by Rev. J. F. FINNEMORE.
Died: - Mr. Jacob RUNKELL, April 18, 1882; funeral at the Mt. Zion church; the remains were deposited in the Mt. Zion cemetery. He leaves a large circle of friends to mourn his loss. He is at rest beyond the shores of time where trials and troubles will be no more. (Wagoner Station item)

Mr. F. B. ERNSPERGER and family surprised their many Rochester friends this week by dropping in upon them rather unexpectedly. For two years or more they have been making their home in the far Northwest, at Cambria, Wisconsin, where Frank is engaged in a general merchandise trade. . . .

Webb STINSON and Hattie GOULD, the runaways reported last week, have returned. They report that they have been to Michigan where they were made husband and wife. A reconciliation has not yet been effected between the father of the bride and the groom. He hangs on the gate while she visits at her father's house.

Mr. Johnathan ROSS, a gentleman well known in this county and highly respected by all persons who knew him, died at his residence in this city on Tuesday and was buried on Thursday, the funeral services taking place from the M.E. church conductted by Rev. R. D. UTTER. ...

Mr. William MASTELLER, one of Henry township's most enterprising and prosperous farmers, died April 21st, 1882, aged 61 years, 7 months and 21 days. The deceased was a native of Pennsylvania, being born in Columbia county of that State. He married Catherine M. BITTERS in that county and for fourteen years after marriage resided at Bloomsburg, the county seat. In 1857 he and his family came to Indiana and have been residents of this and Wabash counties. Fourteen years ago he purchased a large and fine farm in the southwest corner of Henry township upon which he lived at the time of his death. From early youth to his latest days he had been an industrious and hard working man, the result of which was that he accumulated enough of this world's goods to live in comfort and peace, but just when he was about to enjoy the fruits of his labors he was stricken down with typhoid fever and died after an illness of less than a week. He had all the material on the ground for the construction of a large brick residence, but that work is now left for other hands. The deceased was highly respected by all who knew him and his death is a sore affliction to his family and many friends. His funeral took place last Sunday and was largely attended, the services being conducted by Rev. A. M. WORK at the Mt. Zion church and the remains were deposited in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

TAKE NOTICE: We, the undersigned, will positively take up all hogs running at large on the public highway about our premises after the 1st day of May, 1882: Jonas GOSS, Levi POWNALL, Simon WHEELER, Sam'l. V. GORDON, Emanuel GOSS, Sam'l. SHOWLEY, Henry C. REAMAN's heirs.

Mrs. Mary [E.] CARTER, wife of Willis CARTER, died at the Carter residence southeast of Rochester, on Tuesday last, of quick consumption. Her remains were taken to Chili, Miami county, for interment. [Mary E. Carter, Apr.19, 1855 - Apr. 22, 1882; bur Chili cem, Richland twp, Miami Co Ind]

Saturday, May 6, 1882

Henry MYER, our fellow townsman, is the father of eleven living children all of whom are dwelling under his parental roof. Carpenters are now engaged in building an addition to his already capacious residence on north Main street preparatory to the reception of the twelfth one, which is to be a boy, and to be named Benjamin, in memory of the illustrious patriarch Jacob. . . .

On Tuesday last Mrs. George VANLUE became mother to her first born by the aid of surgical operation. For several days she lay in a critical condition caused by intense suffering, and we are advised that she is recovering slowly. The new born babe died.

Mr. and Mrs. Levi STAHL's little daughter, three years old, died at the home of the parents, four miles east of town, on Monday and was buried at the Hoover cemetery on Tuesday.

Among the many young men who have recently engaged in the practice of law at this place, is W. W. McMAHAN, son of our worthy citizen, Wm. McMAHAN. . . . office on the second floor of the SHIELDS building. . . .

Saturday, May 13, 1882

John CORRELL, ex-Justice of Bloomingsburg, recently moved to this place and works on the railroad. (Tippecanoe Station item)

The SHORE brothers are packing up their stock of dry goods to be shipped to Minnesota, where they will engage in business. They were doing a large and remunerative business here, but their brother, Mr. Andy SHORE, who resides in Minnesota, while here visiting, assured the boys that opportunities more brilliant were awaiting them in the far West. [K]line and Talbot SHORE, although miniature in size, are giants in energy and business enterprise. We predict that some day they will return to their native home loaded with wealth and crowned with laurels of commercial fame.

Mr. Ben. BERRY and Miss Dora SHELTON were married last Sunday, by Rev. J. R. MILLER at his residence.
Rumor has it that Ed. SMITH weighs 1,000 pounds. It's a gal and a ten pounder.
An infant son of Gilbert CALIFF passed to its last resting place May 8th, '82. (Wagoner Station items)

Mrs. GALLOWAY, of Gillman, Illinois, is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. J. B. DUNHAM.
Mr. Thomas MONNIESMITH and Mrs. Emma TROUTMAN were married one day last week. (Leiters Ford items)

We learn that Dr. O. F. SNOOK is about to establish a paper at Akron. . . . .

The youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis McMAHAN, a little girl fifteen months old, died May 11th. The burial took place the following day at the Hoover cemetery.

Notice is hereby given that my wife, Emma SURGUY has left my bed and board without any just cause . . . . Wm. H. SURGUY, Rochester, Ind., May 12th, 1882.

The birthdays of Mr. G. A. PFEIFFER and Miss May COPELAND occur on the 22nd of this month.

James [I.] PERSONETT and Rachel ROGERS were married last Sunday by Rev. McFERLING.

Saturday, May 20, 1882

David [ZOLLMAN], son of John ZOLLMAN, of Newcastle township, died May 15th. The young man was at the very threshold of manhood, being only 20 years old at the time of his death. He died of congestion of the brain, and his remains were buried at the Hoover cemetery, May 16th.

Mr. Frank RICHTER, Sr., departed for the northwest one day this week. Mr. F. B. ERNSPERGER, formerly the merchant prince of Rochester, who is now successfully engaged in the mercantile business in some flourishing town in Wisconsin, has offered Mr. Richter a clerkship . . . .

The Signal is the name of the new paper just established at Akron by Dr. O. F. SNOOK, the initial number of which has reached our table . . . .

Jesse BURNS and Mrs. Melissa SHELT have been licensed to marry.

A telegram announcing the death of Mr. Will HUGHSTON was received by his friends at this place yesterday. The deceased was a brother of our townsman J. A. HUGHSTON. He left Rochester only a short time ago to visit in New York where he died of consumption.

Saturday, May 27, 1882

Erol and Charley ZARTMAN have purchased a new engine and separator . . . . (Wagoner Station item)

[Lengthy article written by V. H. DANIELS, who interviewed the Ford brothers murderers of Jesse JAMES. Mr. Daniels was traveling as a passenger of the train that was conveying the Ford brothers, Bob FORD, the slayer of Jesse James, and his brother Charlie [FORD], into Kansas City . . . .]

W. F. HORTON, of Macy, is the new drug clerk engaged at DAWSON's.

Last Thursday night was very dark, wet and dismal, yet Ozias KEWNEY and Mrs. OLES were not deterred from venturing out at about 9 o'clock . . . were joined together as husband and wife. Mr. Kewney is well known and his wife was the widow of George W. OLES, who committed suicide at this place a few months ago by taking morphia . . . .

Our fellow townsman, Dr. A. M. SHIELDS, and Miss Lizzie MILLER, were married at the home of the bride in Hamilton, Ohio, on Thursday evening of last week, May 18th. . . . The groom, son of "Uncle Jesse" SHIELDS, is well known throught this community . . . They will make Rochester their future home . . . .

Saturday, June 3, 1882

The 17th of May was Mr. Norris WHEATLEY's 73rd birthday. He is still happy and rugged. . . . (Wagoner Station item)

A 15-year-old daughter of Mr. HOWARD, of Fulton, died Saturday, May 27.

The wife of Mr. [Perry O.] RICE, [Martha K. RICE] died Sunday, May 28th, of consumption. During her lifetime deceased was an exemplary christian lady and her faith grew stronger during her long sufferings. She left a husband and two young boys to mourn her death. The funeral took place at the M.E. church, Tuesday, May 30th, Rev. UTTER officiating, after which the remains were conveyed to the Odd Fellows cemetery for burial.

Wm. SURGUY, the blind man, fearing bodily harm at the hands of Dennis NORTH, caused his arrest last Wednesday for surety of the peace.

Saturday, June 10, 1882

The home of Uncle Jesse SHIELDS was made doubly joyous this week by the arrival of his daughter, Mrs. May KOCHENDORFER and grandchild, of Newark, Ohio. . . .

Catharine [BISHOP], wife of S. W. BISHOP, near Leiters Ford, died June 7th of congestion of the brain. Deceased was a daughter of Mr. Runian ARMSTRONG and the mother of four small children, of whom the youngest is but six months old. The funeral took place at the Leiters Ford church and the remains were buried in the cemetery nearby.

The track for the new RAILROAD is now laid to Akron, that point being reached by the tracklayers on Thursday of this week. That is about as far east as the track will be laid at the present. The crossing of the Wabash track at this place has been made and the track put down nearly to the Michigan road. As soon as the bridge across Mill Creek is completed, the iron wil be put down westward from this place to Monterey.

Three and a half miles of the GRAVEL ROAD south of town has been nicely graded and is now ready for the gravel. It will be left in that condition for a few weeks until a like distance has been graded north of town which work is being prosecuted as rapidly as possible. Not less than seven miles of the road will be completed this season and when finished will be the only good piece of road in the county.

Notice is hereby given that whereas my wife, Eliza Jane GREEN, has left my bed and board without cause . . . .I will not be responsible for any debts . . . R. R. GREEN, June 2, 1882.

We unintentionally omitted to make mention in our last issue of the death of Mrs. Josephine CARTER, wife of B. F. CARTER, which occurred in the city Saturday, May 27. The deceased was a sister of the VanTrump brothers and a very estimable lady, greatly respected by all who knew her. Her disease was dropsy of the heart which caused her death after a few weeks of sickness. She was in the prime of womanhood, being 35 years of age. Her husband and four children, the youngest but two months old, are sad over the departure of a kind wife and loving and devoted mother.

Two little girls departed this life May 30th, one being Almeda MARSH and the other Ida LAMB. They died with typhoid fever. (Marshtown item)

Mr. Josiah COUGHENHOUR, who was reported very sick last week, died on last Friday evening. His remains were deposited on Sunday in Bruce's Lake cemetery.
Mrs. S. W. BISHOP died on Wednesday of this week after a brief illness. She leaves a husband and five small children to mourn her death. (Leiters Ford items)

Hank BARNHART talks of removing to Logansport to engage in the book and stationary trade. Success.

Charley SWINNEY started to Manitoba this week to engage in the hotel business. May success go with him.

Will COLEMAN is going to Dakota to engage in engineering . . . .

Saturday, June 17, 1882

Sarah [McCARTER], wife of Alvin McCARTER, of this place, died Thursday, June 15th. Deceased was brought up in the family of Uncle Sol. WAGNER where she lived up to the time of her marriage. Besides a mourning husband she leaves behind three little boys, of whom the oldest is five and the youngest two years old. Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo McCARTER, the grandparents of these children, will care for them. The funeral services were held at the residence of deceased, and the remains were buried at the Odd Fellows cemetery yesterday.
Married:- At the parsonage of the Presbyterian church, by Rev. A. M. WORK, June 13th, at 8 p.m., Dr. John S. WILSON, of Millark, and Miss Mary E. JOHNSON, all of Fulton Co., Ind.
-At the residence of Harry KILLEN, Esq., by Rev. A. M. WORK, June 13th, at 9 p.m., Hon. W. I. HOWARD and Miss M. Louise KILLEN, all of Rochester, Ind. Only the relatives of the contracting parties were present . . . . Mr. and Mrs. Howard left on the 10:51 p.m. train for Chicago. After a brief wedding tour they will be at home on Monroe street . . . .
-On Monday morning, at the residence of the bride's parents, in this city, Mr. W. H. Lee RUSSELL and Miss May COPELAND were married according to the forms and ceremonies of the Episcopal church, by Rev. Joseph A. RUSSELL, father of the groom and Rector of the Sisters of Bethany College at Topeka, Kan. He was assisted by Rev. R. D. UTTER, of this place. Mr. Russell, the groom, resides at Creston, Iowa, and is connected with a banking institution at that place. The bride is a well and favorably known young lady of Rochester. Only the most closely connected members of both families were witnesses of their marriage . . . . proceeded to Creston, Iowa, where they expect to make their future home. . . .

A little 16 months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George DUMONT, of this place, died Saturday, June 10th.

Mr. Ira B. MYERS, postmaster of Peru, came over yesterday to spend a few hours in visiting his brother, J. P. MYERS, and do a little fishing at the lake.

Mrs. James R. [Isabella] COULTER died very suddenly and somewhat mysteriously at her home in Kewanna on Monday. On Saturday last she was hanging a bird cage on a hook that was considerably above her head. While her arms were extended she felt a giving away of some internal organ and she immediately sank to the floor. She remained in a prostrate condition until Monday night when death relieved her of her sufferings. Mrs. Coulter was well known to many persons of this place as a refined and intelligent lady and they are grieved to learn of her sudden and unexpected death. [d. June 13, 1882, age 42y-9m-19d; bur Kewanna I.O.O.F. cem]

On Friday of last week, was Uncle Henry GINTHER's 67th birthday. . . . .

Saturday, June 24, 1882

Marshall SMITH, residing 3-1/2 miles east of Rochester, died June 21st, of consumption. The deceased has been a county charge for some time, owing to his long illness. He leaves a wife and two children in destitute circumstances. The remains were buried in the old cemetery, near Rochester.

Married:- Thursday, June 22nd, at the parsonage of the M.E. church, by Rev. R. D. UTTER, Miss Ullen VanHOUGHTEN to Mr. Samuel M. SMITH, of Kosciusko county; also Miss Angeline STICKNER to Mr. Franklin HELSER, of this county. . .

Levi GELBAUGH is the happiest man in Frogtown. A nine-pound boy is the cause. (Prairie Grove item)

The crossing of the C. & A. railroad over the main track of the Wabash was laid last Sunday. . . .

Charles G. HORTON and Clara M. CHAPIN entered the holy bonds of matrimony June 13, 1882, at the bride's parents by Elder J. S. ROBERTS, of Kewanna.
Our famous ticket agent, Tom JAMESON sold over 50 tickets for Rochester on Monday. (Wagoner Station items)

[J. DAWSON & SON, "sole Manufacturers" of "Our Own" Baking Powder . . . . . . . sold at Kewanna by CALVIN & CANNON. Sold in the bulk, "thus saving to the customer one-third. . . ."]

Saturday, July 1, 1882

John H. PYLE has been offered a position as telegraph operator on the line of the New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad. The road is now finished from Ft. Wayne to Chicago, and trains will be put on in a few days.

Two gentlemen have been in the city this week erecting the Clark Bell Call Telephone. Several lines have been put up for different persons. Three leading from lawyer's offices center at the CLERK's OFFICE in the court house. KIRTLAND's Bookstore is connected with his mill and residence. The ELEVATOR is reached by a line from SHEPHERD & DENISTON's Hardward Store. Dr. HECTOR's office connects with his residence. This office [Rochester Sentinel]has a line to the residence of the editor. Thus far all the lines are giving good satisfaction.

Saturday, July 8, 1882

Mr. H. B. JAMISON, with his son and daughter, Ed. [JAMISON] and Sue [JAMISON], paid Rochester a visit yesterday for the first time in several years. Mr. J. is now located at Peru doing an extensive law practice . . . .

Invitations are out for the wedding party to be given at the residence of Wm. NEWCOMB, county clerk, this evening at which time the marriage of his daughter, Mary [NEWCOMB], to James C. BEERY, will take place.

In Aubbeenaubbee township the Democratic majority is still on the increase. A young Democrat has arrived at the house of L. M. LOUGH . . . .

Mr. George RICHARDSON thinks he is the happiest man there is just because it is a boy. (Fulton item)

Schuyler CALOWAY is happy; it's a 13 lb boy. Milt QUICK steps high because it's a girl. (Wagoner Station item)

Mrs. ANDERSON, a daughter of Mr. Mark MOORE, was buried last Saturday. She died of consumption, after a lingering illness.

Died: - In Tiosa, Fulton county, Indiana, July 4th, 1882, Ella May [WADE], wife of Canada WADE, aged 20 years, 5 months and 21 days.
Deceased was the daughter of Joseph and Amanda MACHLAN, and was born in Rush county, Indiana, January 13, 1862. Her parents moved to Marshall county, Indiana, in the fall of 1863; from there to Tiosa, their present place of residence, in 1871. The subject of this sketch was one of the purest and best. She was married to Canada Wade, March 26, 1881; but alas! How soon our hopes are blasted and we are made to realize the shortness of life and the certainty of death. But we sorrow not as those who have no hope, for the dear one passed away in the triumph of a living faith, saying to her parents and her companion that she was ready to go home. Her disease was inflamation of the stomach and bowels. Her funeral which took place the 5th, at Richland Center, was largely attended, showing the esteem in which she was held by her friends and neighbors. Funeral sermon by Elder S. McNEELY. Thus one more of the good of the earth has gone to her reward, leaving a loving husband, (father and mother well advanced in years) and other relatives and friends to mourn her departure. May the kind and loving Father above comfort our hearts with the joys of his salvation, and give us grace for every trial, and may we labor to enter into that rest that remains for the people of God.

Saturday, July 15, 1882

Edward BURGER, whose wife left him, placed their two children, six and two years old, in the home of David SHONK. Efforts to regain custody, finally resulted in lawsuit. He got custody, but Shonk was granted $52 in a following suit for their maintenance.

Ches. CHAMBERLAIN is again out of business, having sold his grocery stock to Talbot SHORE who is now in possession of the goods. . .

After but a few days of illness, Mr. James WILHOIT, of Henry township, died on Wednesday evening of this week. Mr. Wilhoit was a prosperous farmer and a promising young man. He was thirty years of age and leaves a wife and two children behind. His disease was congestion of the stomach. The funeral occurred on Thursday, the remains being deposited in the Akron cemetery.

We are in receipt of a letter from Ed. F. CHINN, our former townsman, who is now at Lincoln, Neb. He has sold his drug house at St. Paul, Neb., to his father and brother Ches. [CHINN], and has gone into a wholesale cigar and tobacco trade at Lincoln. . . .

MACY is coming out in colors. It is to be blessed with a large and commodious brick business room.

The happy couple, Charles [G.] HORTON and Clara [M.] CHAPIN [HORTON], over South, that was made husband and wife the 13th of last month are separated for ever and ever more. The bride being in poor health at the time of marriage was not long for this world. She passed the dark river on last Saturda and is resting in the better land. [Clara M. Horton, wife of C. G., d. July 9, 1882, age 20y-3m-8d; bur Five Corners cem, Allen twp, Miami Co Ind]

Saturday, July 22, 1882

Married:- At the Presbyterian parsonage, Rochester, Ind., Thursday evening, July 13th, Mr. F. J. SIEGFRED was united in marriage with Miss Mary B. SHAFFER. After a brief visit to the groom's parental home in Peru, the happy pair returned last Tuesday to make Rochester their future home.

Miss Clara WEBBER, daughter of Mrs. PATTON, who lives three miles southwest of Rochester, died of consumption, Sunday evening, July 16th. Miss Webber was 21 years, 8 months and 13 days of age. Those who knew her best speak of her as having been bright, intelligent and careful in speech and behavior. She, like all young ladies of her capabilities, had plans for future usefulness. She had been a member of our Rochester High School and of the different Normal schools held in this county, preparing herself for teaching, until disease reminded her that her work was nearly accomplished. For the past year she has seldom been seen away from home. Funeral services took place at the M.E. church in Rochester last Tuesday at 10 a.m., conducted by Rev. A. M. WORK - Rev. Mr. UTTER, her pastor being absent. Her membership in the M.E. church during the past six years has been characterized with fidelity to all her Christian vows. Her funeral was attended by many of her school-mates and young friends, who gave evidence of having lost a true friend. Mrs. Patton, twice widowed and bereft of a son and a daughter by the same disease, deserves and will receive the sympathy of the entire community.

Married:- At the residence of Henry HAIMBAUGH, Esq., in Newcastle township, on the 19th day of July, 1882, by Elder E. M. McGRAW, Mr. Christian HOPPE, of Logansport, to Miss Amanda DILLE, of Newcastle township.

One more Democrat in the county - and Sam SWARTWOOD is the happy father.

Mrs. Mollie RENNEF, nee CHAMBERLAIN, of Sublette, Illinois, is visiting her mother, Mrs. REES, in this city.

Mrs. May KOCKENDORFER, nee SHIELDS, will return to her home at Newark, Ohio, next week. She has been visiting relatives and friends at this place for several weeks.

Mr. Henry EARL, who has lived long in this county, died at his residence west of Rochester on Thursday morning and was buried yesterday. The deceased was about 60 years of age and a well respected gentleman.

Mr. and Mrs. William WALTERS, of this city, buried their nine months old twin boy on Wednesday. It died with cholera infantum.

A child of Mr. and Mrs. Christian SMITH, 9 months old, died of cholera infantum at the residence of the parents, on the RETTIG farm, nine miles west of town, on Thursday.

Nathaniel WILLIAMS is another happy man; it is a boy and Nathaniel feels proud.

The citizens of this village have been wondering what makes Oliver BRYAN so spry on foot all at once. We understand that he has got a big Republican boy at his house.

Mr. John CLOUD has started out through this neighborhood huckstering for M. M. BOGGS.

The Ford is out of the wilderness; we have got a RAILROAD. The iron was laid to this point on Saturday morning of last week. (Leiters Ford item)

William COLLINS steps high; a big boy is the cause.

Mrs. Cornelius LOW is reported very sick. She is at her father's residence, John PENCE. (Union twp item)

Saturday, July 29, 1882

A Mr. [Frederick S.] PUTMAN, son of Peter PUTMAN, died at his residence in Henry township on Thursday. He had been in poor health for a long time. [Frederick S. PUTMAN, died July 27, 1882, at age 38y-10m; bur Omega cem, Henry twp]

Married:- At the residence of N. H. PHILLIPS in Richland township, on Thursday, July 20th, by Elder S. McNEELY, Dr. C. J. LORING and Mrs. Malinda PHILLIPS. . . .

About 5 o'clock yesterday evening a messenger came to town and reported that a young man had been killed at Wm. DOWNS' saw mill, one mile south of town. A Sentinel representative was soon on the ground to learn the facts of the accident. Arriving there we found the mangled remains of Wm. STURKIN, a young man about 18 years of age, who had been engaged for the past year as fireman at the mill, spread upon a plank on the carriage way. In an interview with Mr. Downs, proprietor of the mill, we learned all that was known of the terrible accident that caused the death of the young man. There are five men engaged in and about the mill, but at the time of the accident, only two were within the enclosure, Mr. Downs and the deceased. Young Sturkin had been engaged repairing a belt that run upon the line shaft. While engaged upon it he was in a small pit and the mill in motion. After repair had been made, he evidently attempted to put it in position and was caught by it and wound around the shaft. Mr. Downs was only a few feet away but knew nothing of what was going on until he heard the unusual thumping and saw the young man wound around the shaft that was making a thousand revolutions a minute. The mill was shut down immediately, but the work of destruction had been done. The small space in which he had to revolve, thrashed him against some heavy solid timbers and loose lumber until his body was pounded into a jelly. The first revolution, no doubt, cracked his skull and threw the bulk of his brains at least twenty feet away under the mill carriage. One leg was also horribly mangled and it is not probable that there was a whole bone left in his body. The coroner was promptly called whose verdict will be in accordance with the above facts. The deceased was a bright and promising young man. His father and step-mother lives in the immediate neighborhood where the accident occurred, and to them his untimely death is a sore affliction. At the hour of our going to press, no arrangements or date for his funeral had been fixed.
That is the second death that has occurred at that mill. Several years ago Palmer COLLINS, while unloading logs from a wagon, on the yard, suffered one to roll off the wagon on his head, mashing his head and killing him instantly.
Cholera infantum prevails to some extent and several children have recently died with it. Thursday afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Orton MITCHELL buried the pet and darling of their household. It had been sick for several days and until the last, hopes were entertained for its recovery, but its life went out and brought sorrow to the hearts of its fond parents.

Mrs. Jennie HAINES with her son and daughter, Ray and Maude [HAINES], of Indianapolis, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. L. S. EMRICK.

Dick BETZ one day this week . . . at MYERS' planing mill . . . . accident . . . . clipped off clean the little finger of his right hand and mangled one or two others . . . Dick has been about machinery of that kind for the past thirty years. . . .

Mr. H. C. BOWMAN, of El Paso, Illinois, son of our townsman, Mr. Hugh BOWMAN, has been paying his parents and friends at this place a visit. It has been more than 14 years since Mr. Bowman had paid his old home a visit . . . .

We learn from a York county (Pa.) paper that Miss Ada ORR, a young lady well known here, was married on the 28th of May last to Mr. John H. FLAHERTY. Ada went to visit friends in Pennsylvania several months ago and now that she is married, it is probable that she will make that her future home. . .

Last Saturday, July 22d, 1882, an infant babe of Rentch RANNELLS died while he was out hauling wheat. Its remains were deposited in the Fulton cemetery on Sunday at half past ten o'clock, a.m.

Mr. Don [F.] MARTIN and Miss [Bertha] SCHOOLEY were married week ago last Sunday.

Saturday, August 5, 1882

Only a few weeks ago Sammy SHIELDS was granted a pension by the Government that amounted to nearly $1,500, and now we learn that Ed. B. CHINN, who has just returned from North Carolina, has been similarly fotunate and will soon come into possession of $2,000 from the same source.

Death of E. E. COWGILL

An event more startling in its character than the announcement of the sudden death of Mr. E. E. COWGILL, scarcely ever befalls any people. The whole community was shocked and refused to believe that such a calamity had come upon the city and county, but the fact could not be denied and the public was forced to a full realization of the truth of the report. The deceased has not been in good health for some time and for years had slight attacks of heart disease. On Tuesday of this week his time and attention was unusually occupied by a multitude of business cares, yet he went to his home in the evening in good spirits and enjoyed a good meal and the pleasure of his family circle until ten o'clock when all retired for a peaceful rest. It proved to be his last long repose. Just as the companion of his life who was at his side was going off into dreamland, she was aroused by the heavy breathing of her husband. Her call to him received no response, when she alarmed the household and dispatched a messenger for a physician. All this required but a few moments and by the time the friends and doctor surrounded his bed, the last spark of life had gone out, and he had passed away without an adieu to those who but a few minutes before had the pleasure of his society in the full enjoyment of health. His funeral took place Thursday afternoon. A brief service was held at the residence, conducted by Rev. E. J. DELP, after which the remains were conveyed to the Odd Fellows cemetery for interment. A large number of persons were present to pay their last respects to the honored dead. The procession numbered fifty-eight carriages in line. The pall bearers selected for the occasion were as follows: Hon. M. L. ESSICK, J. DAWSON, Charles JACKSON, C. C. WOLF, Jacob STAHL, E. P. COPELAND, Fredrick PETERSON, R. N. RANNELLS. The procession was headed by EMRICK's band in full uniform, and to the mournful music of the band as the procession moved down the full length of Main street, was added the more solemn tones of the various bells of the city. All business was suspended from 3 o'clock to five o'clock and a deathlike stillness pervaded the whole city.
The deceased was born near Wilmington, Clinton county, Ohio, April 21st, 1830. He was a son of Asa and Margaret COWGILL who were members of the society of Friends in which faith their son was brought up and to which he tenaciously clung, never having identified himself with any other religious denomination, although he was a regular attendant and liberal contributor to the support of the Baptist church of this city, of which his wife is a member. The Cowgill family consisted of three children, two sons and one daughter, the recently deceased member being the youngest, the elder brother having passed from the shore of time years ago. Mrs. H. C. LONGSTRETH, the sister, with her daughter, Bertha [LONGSTRETH], who reside at Dayton, Ohio, were present to attend his funeral. Hon. Calvin COWGILL, M.C., and cousin, residing at Wabash, was telegraphed to be present, but his official duties prevented his attendance. At the tender age of three years the deceased was left without the care and influence of a mother, and three years later his father died. In 1856 Mr. Cowgill, then a young man, came to Peru, Ind., where in 1862 he married Miss Nellie REYBURN. She lived but a year after their marriage and bore him no children. In 1866 he became a resident of Rochester and in November of 1869 he wedded Mrs. Charles [Margaret (WILSON)] BRACKETT. To them two children were born. Harry [COWGILL], a bright youth, died at the age of five years, and Edith [COWGILL], a three-year-old miss, lives to bring joy and sunshine to the heart of her now grief-stricken mother.
In view of the fact that a report has been circulated within the past day or two, that Asa COWGILL, father of our deceased townsman, had committed suicide, it may not be out of place to correct the false impression by relating the circumstance that gave rise to the report. From thoroughly reliable sources we learn that the mother of Mr. E. E. Cowgill was a native of Virginia. When but a child eight years old she was left at home by her parents with a still younger sister and brother while they went to church. A young man in the neighborhood knowing that there was a large sum of money in the house and that the children were alone, went to the house to procure the money. After accomplishing his purpose he conceived the idea of killing the children to cover up his crime. He dealt each of them a blow with an ax and departed supposing them all dead. One was killed outright but the other two recovered. From this circumstance originated the report that the father of Mr. Cowgill had taken his life with his own hands.
It is customary to eulogize the dead, but in this instance there is no necessity for it. The life and character of our esteemed fellow citizen who was stricken down and removed from our midst, needs no words of praise. Those most intimately acquainted with him knew him as a man of sterling worth and strict integrity. He made a success of all his business undertakings and enjoyed the full confidence of all those with whom he had business relations. Fortune smiled upon him and he had accumulated a fair share of this world's goods, but being a generous and thoroughly enterprising citizen, he hoarded not his wealth but expended it for the advancement of the town and county in all its material interests. There are so few men of Mr. Cowgill's worth in this community that the loss of one is deeply felt. A good, an honest and upright man has gone to his reward. Society has lost a valuable member and his household is bereft of loving husband and a kind and affectionate father, whose delight was in making all about him comfortable and happy. Requiescat in pace.

Another of Rochester's fair daughters has been caught in the matrimonial net and is now a blushing a happy bride. Several months ago Miss Cora ROWLEY went to New York, ostensihly to visit her sister and other relatives, but in reality to fulfill an engagement made long ago to meet and marry Mr. Charles BOUCK. The wedding took place on Wdnesday last at Schoharie, N.Y., which is the residence of the groom. Cora is an attractive and intelligent young lady, modest and graceful in her manners and conduct. Many a young man of this place envy the lucky man in securing so great a prize. Mr. Bouck is well established in New york in agricultural pursuits and the happy couple will make that State their permanent home.

My wife, Margaretta STEINDEL, having left my bed and board without just cause . . . . I will not be responsible for any debts . . . . Sebastian STIENDEL.

John HINES is just the happiest man you ever saw. His grin is as broad as the foundation of American liberties, just because another boy has come to call him papa . . . .

Saturday, August 12, 1882

Charley MANN and his wife have not enjoyed the most happy domestic relations since their marriage, about two years ago. They have separated on several occasions, the last time the wife, with a new born babe, going to Michigan, the husband remaining here and keeping not the most select female company. This week Charley received notice from his wife that the babe had died and that she would bring it to Rochester for burial on a certain train. The mother and her dead child arrived but the unnatural father was not at the train to meet them. The corpse was finally taken to the house of a friend and the next day deposited in the silent grave, no one to shed a tear or witness the burial but the mother and few spectators. The father during the burial was enjoying himself at some of the many public resorts of the town. . . .

Miss Linda BEVERLY will leave today for Michigan City. She has accepted a position in the Dispatch office. Miss Beverly is an expert compositor, as well as a good writer.

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel BRINEY, 8 miles north of Rochester, mourn the loss of an infant child recently born.

Prof. W. J. WILLIAMS has been appointed administrator of the estate of E. E. COWGILL, deceased. He filed a bond in the sum of eighty thousand dollars for the faithful discharge of the duties required of him.

A boy baby about three weeks old, the offspring of Mr. and Mrs. James BLACKETOR, a few miles south of town, died Thursday, August 9th.

Mrs. ABBOTT, wife of Jacob ABBOTT, that moved to Kansas a few years ago, has returned to Liberty township to visit her daughter, who has been lying very ill for some time.
(Fulton item)

Mrs. Rose SUMMERS, a lady of 60 years, residing in Fulton county, tried to loose her hold on this life by taking a dose of morphine. Mrs. Summers resides with her son-in-law, Aaron HIZER, and it seems is addicted to the use of strong drink. Last Tuesday night her appetite for this stuff was so strong that she started on foot about midnight to the saloon of George HURD, three miles across the county line. She arrived there about 1 o'clock Wednesday morning and awakened the proprietor of the saloon and demanded some whisky but was refused, and she then went on to Dr. ZARTMAN's house. The doctor took her in and to quiet her nerves gave her morphine. In the morning when the doctor and his family were at breakfast she went to where the doctor's medicine chest was . . . helped herself to a heavy dose. . . The reason of this rash act seems to be that she did not wish to be taken to Lafayette to be placed in the Sisters' Hospital at that place. Her condition Saturday was very favorable and with good care will recover. - Logansport Journal

Saturday, August 19, 1882

Prof. SCULL, of Winamac, who is to take the superintendency of the Rochester schools, will remove with his family to lthis place in a few weeks.

Miss Mary MARTIN, of Fulton county, is visiting her brother, T. B. MARTIN, of this place. - Winamac Democrat.

A quiet wedding took place on Tuesday evening of this week at the residence of Mr. HUTSEL. Mr. Edward LYNCH, of Marion, Grant county, and Miss Mary A. HUTSEL, of this city, were married by Rev. N. L. LORD. The newly married couple will take their departure for Marion early next week where they will make their future home.

The lumber business of E. E. COWGILL & CO., will be carried on at the same place, and unfinished contracts carried out by the remaining partners.

Dougal BROWN started for Cincinnati, the first of the week, on horseback. He expected to make the trip in four days.

Our townsman, Mr. J. P. MICHAEL, received sad intelligence on Thursday from his native home in Germany. His mother, who resided in the city of Berlin, Germany, died on the 22d of July, and a letter giving particulars of her death was received by him on the day mentioned. She was about sixty years of age.

Mrs. Dr. J. B. DUNHAM died at the home of her mother, Near Gillman, Illinois, on the night of the 5th inst. (Leiters Ford item)

Saturday, August 26, 1882

Died.: - Near Leiters Ford, Ind., August 19, 1882, of sinking chill, John S. [COOK], son of Isaac and Laura COOK. Aged 1 year, 7 months and 14 days.

Married:- At the residence of E. W. HAWKINS, near Rochester, August 19, 1882, by Rev. A. E. GIFT, Mr. Consider CUSHMAN, of Tyner, Ind., and Mrs. Rilla EDMINSTER, of Fulton county, Ind.
-Mr. James B. SMITH, a young man of fine form and face, hailing from Peru, Ind., came to Rochester last Thursday and claimed for his bride Miss Nellie WATSON, daughter of the fashionable dressmaker, Mrs. Urina WATSON.
Miss Watson has been a teacher in this county during the past year. . . . Mr. Smith is the owner of a large, well improved farm near Peru. . . Only the immediate relatives of the family and families of Mr. Jacob STAHL and Mr. SIDMORE were present, when, at 6 o'clock, Thursday evening, Rev. A. M. WORK pronounced the "twain as one." . . . .

Mrs. Herman WEILLS was cvalled to the bedside of her mother, at McComb, Ohio, Thursday of this week.

Charley KENWORTHY was in the city among his old friends this week . . . . formerly a telegraph operator in this city, kbut has been at Baltimore, Ohio, for four or five years. . . .

Mr. Charles LYNCH, of Chicago, and Miss Ida HAIMBAUGH, of Newcastle township, were married by Rev. A. V. HOUSE, at the residence of the bride's parents on Saturday, August 19th.

A young child of Mr. Isaac COOK died on last Saturday morning. (Leiters Ford item)

Daniel BERGER having sold his small farm, moved over on his 80 acre farm near Roann, on last Tuesday.

A corps of engineers have been engaged for several days past surveying a line for a RAILROAD from Logansport to the north side of Maxinkuckee, where it intersects with the N.Y.C. & St.L. railway. This proposed new road runs through Wayne and Union townships, Kewanna, in Union, being the chief point between Logansport and the terminus. . . . . . .

An infant son of James BLACKETOR died August 7th, 1882. The little one was deposited in the Shelton cemetery. Age 6 months and 1 day.

Mr. James FIKE, of Chili, and Miss Ella BACON, of Fulton county, were quietly united in marriage by Rev. J. R. MILLER, at his residence, on Sunday, August 13, 1882. Mr. David WHISTLER and lady, Miss Mollie BAKER and Mr. Lue BENTUM, of Pennsylvania, witnessed the ceremony. . . . will make Roann their abode.

Death entered the residence of Mr. Lin ETCHISON, and took away the mother of the household, Mrs. Belle ETCHISON. Last Saturday the deceased was in her usual good health and attended to all her work as usual. She retired that night apparently well but at 1 o'clock she had a stroke of apoplexy and died Sunday morning about seven o'clock. The funeral took place last Monday at the Mt. Zion church, conducted by [Rev.] LEWELLYN. His text was from Job 14th chapter and 10th verse. She leaves a husband and one child to mourn her departure.

Mr. R. R. GREEN, of this county, has purchased the stock of drugs, dry goods and groceries of Dr. BOGGS, at Macy . . . .

Wm. McMAHAN, with his team, is engaged on the new turnpike.

Saturday, September 2, 1882

George MOON is a Henry township citizen, a man about 25 years of age. For some time past he has been paying marked attention to Salina CARR, a daughter of David CARR, of this city. Their friendship for each other during the frequent visits of Moon to the parental home of the girl, ripened into love, but whether it was a pure and holy love, such as to meet the approval of God and man, we cannot say. At all events it was a love that left its mark and cast its shadows before. At that interesting period Moon seemed to lose his fondness for the gril and seldom saw her. She waited patiently for his coming, but he came not. About the time of her confinement, which occurred this week, she sent Constable DOWNS after him and that officer compelled him to show sufficient respect to the girl he had ruined, to come and gaze upon his offspring. He came, and as he watched at her bedside, he very wisely concluded that the best way to make amends for the wrong he had done would be to marry her. Procuring the license and the services of a person authorized to tie matrimonial knots, the twain were made one. We hope it is a happy union and that Mr. and Mrs. Moon and the little new Moon will always shine and their pathway through life made bright.

[Very long article reporting deaths of two local people at Lake Maxinkuckee] . . . The party consisted of Will PLANK, Will MERCER, James RANNELLS, Lyman BEARSS, Florence DELBERT, Lola TRUE, Birdie HICKMAN and Edith COPELAND, all of this city except Miss Delbert, whose residence is at Peru. . . . Rannells and Bearss only lacked a few months of being of age. Plank is about 18 years of age and Mercer about 20 years old. The ladies are all in their teens. [While taking a boat ride, the boat sank] . . . and two of them - Bearss and Rannells - sank to rise no more alive. . . . As soon as possible thereafter, they were conveyed to this place by V. ZIMMERMAN and preparations made for their burial, which took place on Thursday.
Lyman BEARSS was taken by his friends to Peru for interment and James RANNELLS was buried in the Odd Fellows cemetery. The funeral of Rannells took place from the residence of Mr. John RANNELLS and the M.E. church where Rev. R. D. UTTER preached a very appropriate and touching sermon. . . . Of the deceased and surviving members of the party, but little need by said.
Lyman Bearss was a son of Hon. George E. BEARSS, who resides three miles west of this place on a farm. He was a young man of more than average intellectual ahility, of fine appearance and bore a good name for morality and good behavior. He was the oldest of the family and was his father's pride and his mother's darling.
James Rannells was a son of David M. RANNELLS who is well known in this city and throughout the county. "Jimmy" as he was commonly called, was a very quiet and retired young man. He enjoyed company, but never exhibited the overflow of good cheer common among his associates. For several years he has been engaged in EMRICK's Cigar Store as a roller of the weed into cigars. He was of steady habits and seldom could be enticed into some of the enjoyments indulged in by his companions, yet he was a favorite among all th boys and girls of his class. Of the boys rescued, but little need be said. Will Plank and Will Mercer are sons of Dr. A. K. PLANK and Levi MERCER, respectively. They are both lively and interesting young men, given to no special bad practices except those common to boys of their age, who have not been properly restrained. . . . . . .

Calvin FLETCHER, one of the wards of the county, died at the Poor Farm last Saturday and was buried on Sunday. The deceased has been an invalid for several years and finally had to yield his life to that dreaded disease - consumption.

Saturday, September 9, 1882

A Miss WOODS, daughter of Wm. WOODS, living northeast of Rochester died last Saturday and was buried on Sunday. She was about 9 years of age and died of diphtheria.

Two weeks ago a riot occurred at the WALLACE HOUSE. Jesse GLAZE, Charley ICE and Samuel WILSON were the principal participants. It was the night on which the entire front of the hotel was demolished. Glaze, Ice and Wilson were arrested and have since been in jail. They were tried this week in the circuit court and found guilty. Each were fined $7.00 and given ten days in jail. . . .

Married:- At the residence of the bride's parents in Rochester township, on Tuesday last, by Rev. A. V. HOUSE, Mr. John I. BRILL, of Cass Co., Ind., and Miss Martha M. BUCKHEISTER.
-Saturday, Sept. 2nd, at the parsonage of the M.E. church, by Rev. R. D. UTTER, William H. JONES to Ida E. SUMMERVILLE, all of Rochester.
-Thursday, Sept. 7th, at the residence of the groom's parents, by Rev. Henry ARLEN, Charles CARR to Clara McGUIRE, all of Rochester.

F. D. HAIMBAUGH left last evening for Brookston where he has been engaged to superintend the schools of that place . . . .

Mr. and Mrs. Webb STINSON took their departure from Rochester this week, for Minnesota, where they intend to make their future home . . . .

Noah ARNET has opened a new dry goods and grocery house at Salina . . . .

Mr. D. H. JACKSON and wife, of New Mexico, were yesterday the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles JACKSON . . . spent several years in New Mexico, engaged in silver mining. His wife remained at her home in Ohio while he was in pursuit of the glittering ore. . . .

Happy, happy Abe BLACKETOR. It is a bouncing baby boy and a Democrat.

This community was terribly shocked last Monday by the death of Mr. Harvey FOUTS, a young man well respected by all. His funeral took place on Tuesday, the interment being made at the Mt. Zion cemetery. He leaves a heart-broken father and mother, one brother and sister and a host of friends who mourn his departure.
A quiet wedding took place last week, the contracting parties being Lyman EVERT and Susan SLISHER. (Wagoner Station items)

Saturday, September 16, 1882

A young man named BREWER, son of Thomas BREWER, living on the FEDER farm a short distance west of town, died Wednesday last.

Married:- In this city, September 9th, by Rev. E. J. DELP, Mr. Charles P. DICK to Miss Mary I. CONGER.
-On the 11th of September, at Rochester, by the same, Mr. John T. CONGER to Miss Cora MILLISER.

It is a boy, a week old today and its father, W. H. DENISTON, is one of the happiest men in town.

Will PLANK, George DAWSON and Charles BRACKETT will go to Ann Arbor next week to attend college.
Schuyler BARKDOLL will leave next week for Tiffin, Ohio, where he will enter school for the winter.
Miss Ella KIRTLAND returned to Wooster, Ohio, where she is attending school . . . .

Mr. and Mrs. A. C. ELLIOTT gave a very pleasant surprise party for their daughter, Miss Retta [ELLIOTT], last night, yesterday being her birthday.
Jonas MYERS is building a new planing mill along the race bank near the lumber yard. The engine room is already up and is built of brick. The main structure will be frame.

Saturday, September 23, 1882

Mr. David BEMENDERFER, after a short but severe illness, died at his residence, southeast of town, at an early hour Thursday morning. The deceased was known as an enterprising and worthy citizen, a good farmer and an honorable and upright man who will be greatly missed in the community in which he lived.

W. N. RICHTER, of Henry township, left for Ann Arbor, Mich., ... to attend school....
Miss Edith SHEPHERD returned to Northampton, Mass., last Monday. She is attending school there. . . .

Mr. Harrison BIGGS, a well-to-do farmer living east of this place, has become sadly deranged in mind in consequence of a land trade he recently made. He thinks he has been defrauded. . .

Death entered the family circle of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis McMAHAN last Saturday and took from thence their daughter, Rosella [McMAHAN], aged 3 years, 3 months and 11 days.

. . . . wedding occurred Thursday evening in this city, the parties being Melvin TRUE and Martha S. WALTERS, both were children who had to procure the consent of their partnts. . .

Mr. Addison HORTON and Miss France Eva BURKETT was quitely united in marriage, Saturday evening, September 9, 1882, by Rev. WILKISON... (Wagoner Station item)

On the 26th of August there assembled at the residence of Joseph JEFFRIES, in Newcastle township, a congregation of about 70 persons, composed of friendly neighbors, to apprise him that he had attained his 55th birthday. . . .

Will RICHARDSON is the papa of a brand new baby boy and John TOWNSEND mourns because it is a girl that came to board with him . . .

Saturday, September 30, 1882

TOMBAUGH & ROACH entered into a partnership for the purpose of erecting and operating a planing mill at Akron. After the building was up, the next was to procure the machinery. A thousand dollars was put in the pocket of Roach to go to Cincinnati and make the necessary purchases. He started several weeks ago, but up to this time nothing has been heard of his doings or whereabouts since he left Akron. He has either been waylaid, murdered and robbed, or he is an unmitigated rascal who has betrayed the confidence of his partner.

For some time there have been personal troubles between Patrick McGUIRE and Michael KANE, which culminated last Saturday night in a pitched battle in which Robert McGUIRE, a son of Patrick also took a hand. To settle a report derogatory to the character of the McGuires, they, in company with a neighbor went upon the premises of Kane . . . . Warrants were issued for the arrest of the McGuires. . . .

George GOSS, one of our gool old citizens who has been spending a year or more in Dakota, is expected home next week.

Joel WALKER, of Bedford, Iowa, dropped in upon his brother, Isaiah WALKER, last Saturday to pay him a visit. . . .

Married:- On the 21st of September, Mr. George O'DELL and Ella KIPLINGER were united as husband and wife.

Mrs. William [Mahala] BAILEY, who has been suffering with a cancer for several years past, died on last Sunday morning. Mrs. Bailey was old and a very esteemed citizen of this community. (Leiters Ford item)

Mr. H. GEMBERLING sold some five or six acres of ground to the RAILROAD company a few days ago. The DEPOT will be built on the east side of the Leiters Ford and Kewanna road, on what is known as the John LEITER farm. (Leiters Ford item)

Saturday, October 7, 1882

A long drawn out difficulty between Isom R. NEW and his late son-inlaw, [Joseph?] HUNTER. . . Hunter and his wife [Josephine (NEW) HUNTER?] were divorced at the late term of court. . . In the scramble, New is said to have brought his revolver into requisition and threatened to perforate the body of his enemy. . . fined and costed $13.50.

A. D. TONER has a contract for building five miles of new railroad. (Kewanna item)

Elijah NEFF has invented a force pump, which he will have patented . . . . .

J. N. ORR . . . happy . . . He stated that it was a girl in a good, healthy condition and looked like its pa. Doc. is the youngest of the Orr boys and is the first to add to the population of the world. . . . .

Henry BERRY was seen going the back way to his work the other day, which caused the neighbors to wonder, and when asked, blushingly said: "It's a boy and strictly Democratic."
A very pleasant and quiet unlookd for wedding in high live took place recently. It appears that Henry BERRY has been paying his best respects to the widow BERRY, and that his courtships were sweet and tender and everything went lovely and beautiful and the goose hung high. The marriage took place at Rev. J. B. MILLER's, September 24th. May plenty of Berrys be thrust upon them.
Another pioneer passed from the stage of action. Uncle Tommy HOLCOMB has been in poor health for months past. He breathed his last Thursday evening, September 21st. The remains were interred in the Horton grave yard the following day. He leaves a wide circle of friends to mourn his loss. (Wagoner Station items)

Saturday, October 14, 1882

[Still born illegitimate child by girl named BLOSSMIRE, nicknamed "Ironclad" (by the boys). She had been doing kitchen work at the Ike O'BLENIS residence] The father of the girl took the child and buried it. . . . .The girl heretofore has not borne a very enviable reputation for chastity. She is the same girl who a few months ago conceived the idea of dressing in boys clothes and making a round of the saloons drinking beer and smoking cigars, for which offense she found lodgings in jail.

Mary [BARCUS], wife of Henry BARCUS, daughter of Eliakim and Catharine QUIGG, was born Sept. 13, 1829. On the morning of Oct. 6, 1882, after a pilgrimage of 33 years on earth, she passed away to the better world.
She was the mother of nine children, one dying in infancy. The husband and eight children remain to bear their great bereavement. Her decease leaves but two of her father's family, Mr. John QUIGG and Mrs. Catharine TRUE; her father and mother, two brothers and three sisters having preceded her to the life immortal.
She was a firm believer in Christ as her all-sufficient Savior. This comforting assurance have all her friends, that she died in faith. What a priceless legacy to her children!
The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, the 7th, at Mt. Zion church. The body was carried from the church to the cemetery near by, where it was committed to the earth, dust to dust, in the hope of the resurrection, where "this mortal shall put on immortality."

Married, at the parsonage, by Rev. Henry ARLEN, Oct. 8th, Mr. Henry REAM to Miss Lucinda TRIBBETT, both of Rochester.

Mr. William WATERSON and Mrs. Rebecca DOANE, the former of Cherubusco and the latter of Cromwell, were married at Cromwell, Noble county, October 10th. Mrs. Doane is a sister of the writer. . . .

Runion ARMSTRONG owns a 40 acre farm seven miles west of Rochester. His son, while fooling with an old pistol fired the barn burning the crop of wheat, hay, &c. The horses were barely saved. It is a severe blow to the old gentleman.

Mr. and Mrs. B. M. ELLIOTT mourn the loss of their youngest child, six months old. It died Thursday night.

Yesterday morning the remains of Austin STEVENS, son of Jacob STEVENS, was received at this place from Tolono, Illinois. He died at his Illinois home on the preceding day and was brought here for interment. When the corpse arrived it was taken to the old homestead, south of town. The funeral will take place from the residence this morning at 9 o'clock, the services being conducted by Rev. N. L. LORD and the burial at the Odd Fellows cemetery. The Stevens family consists of eleven children, all grown to manhood and womanhood and this is the first time that death has entered the family circle. The deceased was about thirty-five years of age and leaves a wife and three children.

Married, at this place, on the 3rd of October, Aaron HIZER to Miss Sarah Jane RENO. (Marshtown item)

Saturday, October 21, 1882

Mrs. [Wm.] [Elizabeth] SPENCER, an old lady living in the city, died Wednesday evening. She had been in bad health for some [time] and her death was not entirely unexpected. She was being waited upon that evening by her son, Havey [SPENCER], and was not regarded in a dangerous condition. After administering her some medicine he retired from the room a few minutes and when he returned he found her dead. Her funeral took place yesterday afternoon. [Elizabeth, wife of W. Spencer, died Oct. 19, 1882, age 63 years; bur Citizens cem]

Mr. Clinton JONES and Mrs. [Ellen] McCLURE were married last Saturday. . . .

Saturday, October 28, 1882

Dr. WILSON, of Millark, Henry township, has moved to Macy.

Noah McGINNIS has purchased the feed store formerly owned by Ben VAWTER and will conduct the business of the same at the old stand.

Adam BODEY and his son, Henry [BODEY], the former the father-in-law of county clerk NEWCOMB, returned to their home in Ohio, after a brief visit . . . .

Sixteen years ago Isaac BERLIN, then a young man, left his parents and home in Henry township and acting upon Greeley's advice, went West to grow up with the country. . . he finally grew negligent and indifferent about home affairs and suddenly ceased writing. For fifteen years his friends in this county have mourned for him as dead . . . . Some persons from this county were attending the Kansas State fair at Topeka . . . recognized him . . . (he) finally acknowledged that his name was Berlin and that his former residence was in this county. . .. During his absence his father has died and his mother has become an invalid, but she is rejoiced to know that her son still lives.

The toll houses erected by the Gravel Road Company, are models of neatness.
The DEPOT building at the foot of Pontiac street on the C. & A. RAILROAD, is to be a fine structure, and is now being erected by a full force of workmen.

Francis WYNN says there will be two voters at his house, twenty-one years from this fall. (Richland township item)

Hank BARNHART is in the sheep trade up to his eyes. . . .

Elizabeth M. RAINS was born in Kennebec county, Maine, July 29th, 1810. August 9, 1846, she married to William SPENCER. Thursday morning Oct. 19th, 1882, at half past one o'clock, she fell asleep in Jesus.
Her husband died in 1868. There were two children, son and a daughter to share her sorrow. The daughter died in 1869; the son still remains to cherish the memory of a devoted mother.
Fifty years she had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. The last thirty years of her life she was identified with the church here in Rochester, where she was known of all as one who delighted in the law of the Lord. She was a living epistle. Her life may fitly be described in the words of Paul, - "I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me." Seemingly she knew no other way than the path of duty. Others might fail but she was always faithful.
At the services of the sanctuary her seat was rarely vacant, - never, we might say, except when sickness or other providential hindrances detained her at home. Her presence was an inspiration; her absence meant that while we were worshipping here, she was praying yonder. Only last Sunday she was here among us in her accustomed place. She spoke in the morning class of her happy Christian experience, and referred to the time of her departure as probably near at hand. She was unable to attend the evening service. Her strength continued to fail until Thursday morning, when, much sooner than many of us expected, the beautiful angels beckoned her away to that radiant realm where forever flows the river of life.
Her funeral took place from the M.E. church on Friday afternoon.

Married:- Tuesday night of this week a grand wedding occurred in Union township, in which the contracting parties were Mr. Jacob MILLISER, of this place, and Miss Rettie BRANTHOFFER of the township named. . . Rev. SANDERS, of Kewanna, was the officiating clerbyman. The groom is one of the leading tonsorial artists of this city, and the bride a charming belle of the vicinity in which she lived. They have taken up their abode in Rochester. . . .

Mr. Elihu LONG, born in the State of Delaware, June 20th, 1797, departed this life at Rochester, Ind., Oct. 21st, 1882, in the 86th year of his age.
Father Long, as he was familiarly called in this community, belonged by birth, to the 18th century, to which but few of the living now belong. In the year 1817 he left his native State and located at Hillsboro, O., where he followed shoe-making. He continued in this business about sixty years when the infirmities of age drove him reluctantly into retirement. Mr. Long, in social life, was marked for kindness, sincerity and generosity. His first home was established in Hillsboro, O., where, in the year 1820, he was married to Miss Susan MARTYN whose companionship he shared until the year 1851 when death separated them. To them were born eight children - five sons and three daughters. Of these, three sons and one daughter are living, Capt. H. C. LONG, of Rochester, Mr. Osborn LONG, of Remington, Mr. Grant LONG, of Indianapolis, and Mrs. EWING, of LaPorte Co., Ind.
In the year 1853, Mr. Long was married to Mrs. Tryphona BARNUM, who, surviving, mourns the loss of a true companion. Mr. Long's citizenship in Indiana dates back to the year 1829, when the State was but 13 years old. He then took up his residence near Indianapolis. He afterward moved to Winamac, whence he came to Rochester in the year 1847. He was a member of the Presbyterian church about forty-two years, a Ruling Elder in the Rochester church about 35 years. Sincerity and integrity marked all his services in the church, in whatever capacity he served. His christian spirit was discernable in whatever sphere he moved. For sometime past he has been waiting for "the earthly house of this tabernacle to be dissolved," that he might enter into the building of God, "the house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." He has gone "to his fathers, in peace," "buried in a good old age." (Gen. 15:15) He has "come to his grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in his season." (Job 5:26) The funeral, attended by a large concourse of people, not more than half of whom, it is said, could get into the church, took place at the Presbyterian church, Sunday, Oct. 22nd, 1882, at 2:30 p.m., conducted by the pastor, Rav. A. M. WORK, assisted by Revs. N. L. LORD, R. D. UTTER and E. J. DELP. After the funeral service at the church the I.O.O.F., of which Father Long had been a member for thirty-five years, conducted the procession to the old cemetery, where with the honors of the order, the remains were deposited by those of other friends, to await the resurrection of the just. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." The ripened grain is garnered. The weary pilgrim has reached home, at last.

Saturday, November 4, 1882

Dr. O. P. WAITE's new residence on South Jefferson street will soon be ready for occupancy.

William MAXEY has moved to Walkerton.

Will SHOUP is the happiest man in town - just because it is a girl.

Otto TOWNSEND was called to his home in Walkerton, last Monday, by the sickness of some of his relatives.

October 23rd, John AYDELOTT was called on by his many friends to inform him that he was 66 years old that day. Samuel HARRIS and wife, Omer PHILIPPS, wife and daughter, relatives, of Montgomery county, Ohio, and a nephew and niece with other friends, of Warsaw . . . As they drove into the barn yard the Macy cornet band, with Rev. A. J. LEWELLEN, as Captain, marched from their retreat in the orchard . . . . . .

Mrs. Elizabeth RENNELS, of Oswego, Kansas, was absent four years from her many friends, and while absent, death entered her dwelling and took from thence her beloved husband. She returned last Thursday to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. ZINK, where she is welcomed by her many friends. (Richland item)

Saturday November 11, 1882

George SCOTT, living three miles west of town, will sell off all his personal property next Wednesday and on the Monday following will take his departure for Missouri where it is probable that he will make his future home. George has been a citizen of this place for many years and he has many friends. . . .

Mr. H. W. CORBIN, one of the old bachelors of Liberty township, was married last Thursday in Cass county to Miss Ruth DUBOISE.

Married, Nov. 5th, 1882, at the home of the bride, about 6 miles northwest of Rochester, John W. CRIPLIVER to Catharine SHEETS. Ceremony by Rev. Henry ARLEN.

J. H. MILLISER has opened a new barber shop at Akron and installed Mart RARRICK as manager of it. . .

Married:- At their own home in Rochester, Nov. 7th, 1882, Mr. James B. MAHAFFEY, of Kewanna, Ind., to Miss Sarah Ann SHOWLEY, Rev. A. M. WORK officiating. These young people showed commendable providence in fitting up their own home before they were pronounced "one." . . .
-At the home of the bride's parents near Rochester, on Thursday evening, Nov. 9th, at 8 o'clock, Mr. Wm. GOSS was united in marriage with Miss Isadora PYLE, Rev. A. M. WORK officiating. . . .

Saturday, November 18, 1882

Mrs. Clara MATTICE, nee ROWLEY, of Schoharie, New York, is visiting her parents at this place.

Mrs. George NUGENT is seriously afflicted with a cancer which is of rapid growth and gives her great distress of mind and body.

Charley HENDERSON, formerly of this city, was elected clerk of Madison county by a large Democratic majority.

Al. J. KITT, formerly of this place, was a candidate on the Democratic ticket in Newton county for Recorder. He made a very creditable race but he failed of an election. . . .

Death entered the family circle of Cyrus ANDERSON, in his city, on Thursday, and took from thence their darling boy 18 months old.

Harry [FENSTEMAKER], four your old son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen FENSTEMAKER, living three miles south of town, died of diphtheria last Saturday and was buried on Sunday.

Rev. A. V. HOUSE made Mr. Jesse SHRIVER and Mrs. Mary C. SHRY very happy last Thursday by uniting them as husband and wife. The wedding took place at the parsonage and was witnessed by only a few. The married couple hail from Henry township. Both are old enough and have had sufficient experience in married life to know all about its sweets and much of its trials and difficulties. This is the third honeymoon that Jesse has passed through and his new wife has had about the same experiences . . .

[CATES & VANTRUMP have opened an auction room in Rochester, opposite the CENTRAL HOUSE]

Married:- At the residence of the officiating clergyman, Rev. E. J. DELP, Nov. 16th, Mr. Lafayette ALLEN to Mrs. Mary EWING.

Mr. Abraham GINTHER and Miss Annie FREELS were joined in matrimony at the residence of the bride's parents, by Rev. Frank LEITER on last Sunday. . . (Leiters Ford item)

Saturday, November 25, 1882

Married:- Nov. 21st, at the parsonage, by Rev. Henry ARLEN, John C. JOHNSON to Laura D. SARLS.
-November 19th, at the parsonage, by Rev. E. J. DELP, Otto D. ROBINSON to Miss Mary BLACKBURN

David N. BACHELOR died in this city Wednesday afternoon and was buried in the Citizens cemetery on Thursday. The deceased was born in Wayne county, Ind., and was 43 years, 10 months and 18 days old. He leaves a wife, six daughters and two sons.

Rochester has a goodly number of young attorneys . . . Another member has been added in the person of C. K. BITTERS who has just located himself in the law office of Milo R. SMITH.

Mr. A. RADER, of Prescott, Wisconsin, is visiting his brother, Capt. David RADER, of this place. He is accompanied by his wife and they will remain during the winter . . . . It has been eleven years since Mr. Rader visited here . . . Unlike his brothers of this county, he is an ardent Democrat . . . .

Jim STALEY has moved to Perrysburg.
Isom NEW will start to Indianapolis. . . where he will make his future home.

William NELSON, of Kosciusko Co., 12 miles east of Rochester, died Nov. 21st., 1882. Deceased was born in Marion Co., Ind., Nov. 23rd, 1829, and had he lived but 2 days more, would have been 53 years of age. June 23rd, 1853, he was married to Maria PENTECOST, the surviving widow, and in 1878 he united with the Christian church. The deceased had, through industry and economy, accumulated considerable of this world's goods, yet the practice of benevolence and charity was one of his praiseworthy characteristics throughout his useful life. On his large and beautiful estate he had but lately erected a fine and elegant brick mansion into which he was to move his family in a few days, but alas! cruel death would not permit him to enjoy the fruits of a well spent life. He expired in the old house, and his body was transferred to the new mansion for burial preparations. A long line of friends and weeping relatives followed the remains to the Christian chapel, where Rev. SNOW preached an eloquent and touching funeral sermon. The remains were deposited in the cemetery near the chapel.

Saturday, December 2, 1882

Dan McINTIRE, an old pioneer of Henry township, died Tuesday, Nov. 28th, aged 79 years, 6 months and 26 days. The deceased was born in Virginia and imigrated to Indiana in 1837. An aged widow and a large circle of children and grandchildren survive the deceased. The remains were buried in the family graveyard at the old homestead farm.

William METZGER, a young man living at Leesburg, dropped in to see us yesterday for a few moments. He was on his way to Union township to visit his parents.

The whereabouts of George W. NORRIS, who left Rochester and his family so abruptly a few months ago, remains shrouded in darkness. He has written but one letter to his family since his departure and in that he gave no excuse for his queer conduct.

Our townsman Mr. C. ANTHONY received a telegram Thursday morning informing him of the death of his only brother, which occurred they day previous at Delaware, Ohio. . .

[Mr. KIRTLAND sold his book and variety store to Mr. E. POLLEY, formerly farmer of Aubbeenaubbee township - Polley traded the farm for the stock of goods]

At the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Susan ONSTOTT, one-half mile west of Rochester, last Thursday evening, Nov. 30th, Mr. John HOLMAN was united in marriage with Miss Anna E. ONSTOTT, Rev. A. M. WORK officiating. . . . Both Mr. and Mrs. Holman are teachers . . . .

The new railroad depot is completed and is quite an ornament to the Ford.
John BRUGH can jump the farthest, kick the highest, hollow the loudest of any man in this township, all on account of a bouncing big boy and John says it is a sound Democrat. . . (Leiters Ford items)

Saturday, December 9, 1882

A five year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. LEITER died on Tuesday and was buried on Thursday, services at the M.E. church by Rev. UTTER.

Mr. Henry MORRISON celebrates his twenty-first birthday anniversary today.

Frank TERRY took his departure on Wednesday for Silver Cliffs, Co.. This is his second or third trip to the West . . . .

Last Tuesday we saw Willard GOULD . . . broad grin on his face . . . a little stranger had come to his residence with the intention of staying. It is a boy and Willard is happy.

Saturday, December 16, 1882

An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Barney BRONZAN, of Richland township, died December 11th.

Scarlet fever made its appearance in the family of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton PARTRIDGE, of Newcastle township. This dreadful disease left its mark of terror by laying cold their little son, Ralph [PARTRIDGE], an interesting little boy 2-1/2 years old, on Dec. 12th. The remains were buried at the Richter cemetery, Dec. 13th. The afflicted parents have the sympathy of the neighborhood.

Mr. and Mrs. John ANDERSON, of Richland township, mourn the loss of a son. Little Arvil [ANDERSON], a bright little fellow died Dec. 12th, aged about four years. The remains were conducted to Center church, Rev. MAHAFFY preaching the funeral sermon, and the burial took place in the cemetery near by. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the parents in their bereavement.

William ALSPAUGH, 6 miles southeast of Rochester, died December 13th, of lung fever and pleurisy, aged 69 years. Deceased was born at Fairfield county, Ohio; emigrated to Henry county, Ind., 44 years ago where he resided up to 1864, when he moved to Kosciusko Co., Ind. In 1877 he moved to Fulton county, to the place where he expired. Mr. Alsbaugh was the father of 9 children, 6 of whom preceded him to the distant land. The three children living are Mrs. Riley ALEXANDER, of this county, Mrs. EILER, of Kosciusko county, and Mr. Henry ALSPAUGH, of Miami county. The remains were conducted to the Hoover cemetery for burial, December 15th. May the aged widow who survives the deceased be comforted in her bereavement. [William Alspaugh, died Dec. 13, 1882, age 69y-7m-21d; Susan ALSPAUGH, wife of William, died March 24, 1896, age 76y-6m-10d; both bur Hoover cem, Henry twp]

L. J. SMITH, Marshal of Kewanna, was married last week at Winamac to a fair lady of that town.

Mr. R. H. CHANDLER's family has returned from Tyner City where they have been for the past few months. Mr. Chandler will make Rochester his home again as soon as his Tyner City business is settled.

George B. SCOTT and family left Rochester a week or two ago to make their future home in Missouri. A postal card received from him states that he is permanently located at Pierce City . . . . .

Mr. H. F. POLLEY who purchased the KIRTLAND book and variety store is one of Aubbeenaubbee's old citizens and we can safely recommend him to the public as an honest, upright and truthful man. (Leiters Ford item)

Married:- On the 2nd Dec., Ami NELLANS and Miss Amanda WEIR, all of Richland Center.

Saturday, December 23, 1882

Another Fulton county inventor comes to the front with a new invention. This time it is Amon ENTSMINGER, who has invented and received a patent for a new bed spring which he claims to be the best that has yet been presented to the public. . . .

Mr. John ANDERSON buried one of his children last Sunday. (Richland item)

The telegraph poles are up along the new RAILROAD. (Leiters Ford item)

Mrs. PONTIOUS, wife of Isaac PONTIOUS, Esq., of Henry township, was stricken with paralysis last week, and reports are that she is in a critical condition . . . Being quite an aged lady, her recovery is considered doubtful.

John CRAIGO and family will start next week for Alabama where they expect to make their future home. A Mr. CLARK of this place will also make that his future abode.

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob TAYLOR, brother of Mr. J. S. TAYLOR, of Scotdale, Westmoreland Co., Penn., and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. YARD, of Peru, were guests at the Taylor entertainment given at their residence north of the city, Thursday evening.

Jacob HOOVER and BROTHER have established a fine dry goods and general merchandise house at HOOVER's Station, on the new railroad, six miles east of Rochester. When trains are put upon the road and the mail carried thereon, the GRANT postoffice will be removed there which will make it quite a trading point.

Nineteen years ago, John M. REED, a brother of Wm. REID, a well-known citizen living a few miles southwest of town, left the old homestead and struck out for the far West . . . he had never returned . . . until last week. . . The time he was absent was chiefly spent in Wyoming Territory. . .

Amon ENTSMINGER . . . has invented and received a patent for a new bed spring. . .

John MOON has returned to the woman whom he promised to "love, cherish and protect," and the couple have buried the hatchet again and they are gliding down the steaam of life as happy as a pair of ducks.

Mr. John ANDERSON buried one of his children last Sunday. (Richland twp item)

Saturday, December 30, 1882

Married: -At the home of the bride's parents in Rochester, December 195h, by Rev. A. M. WORK, Mr. S. W. WHITESIDE to Miss Jane A. ELLIOTT.
-At the residence of Mr. David McCAUGHEY, in Wayne township, Fulton County, Ind., December 27th, 1882, by Rev. A. M. WORK, Mr. Charles E. SMITH, of Kewanna, Ind., to Miss Clara McCAUGHEY.
-At the residence of the bride's mother, in Rochester, Ind., December 25th, 1882, at 8 o'clock p.m., by Rev. A. M. WORK, Mr. Chas. T. POWNER, of Harristown, Illinois, to Miss Ollie DAVIS. . . Miss Davis has been a teacher in the Rochester schools for five and one-half years... . . their future home at Harristown, Illinois . . . .

A family Reunion. -As early as 1839 when this region of country was a wilderness and the principal inhabitants were the red men of the forest, Mr. Emery DAY, then a young man strong in muscular power and possessed of good and correct habits, came from near Dayton, Ohio, with his wife and one child and settled on the land where he now lives, near Akron, but just across the line in Kosciusko county. It was land of a heavy timber growth and not a stick missing. It looked like a gigantic undertaking for but one pair of hands to enter that dense forest and carve out a farm, but he had the will power and determination to succeed, and being backed by the encouragement of his good wife, he did succeed and is today one of the oldest but happiest citizens of that community. He has prospered beyond his most sanguine expectation. Where once was a wilderness when he first viewed the place, are broad and fertile fields that produce bountiful; orchards that bear the finest of fruit and the pole cabins have given place to magnificent modern residences and the hovels for animals have disappeared and the large barns, filled with golden harvests, groan under the weight of the riches they bear. All these changes have been brought ahout by the energy and enterrise of the early pioneers, and to Mr. Day belongs much of the credit for this remarkahle transformation. He suffered many burdens and privations in his early struggles, not the least of which was the death of his wife which occurered in 1848, leaving four small children. A wife in those days was more of a necessity than at present, and in due time he sought the hand of Mrs. Martha HOAK, an estimable lady, and was accepted. To them five children were born, four of whom survive. Christmas day (last Monday) was chosen for a family reunion at which the children and grandchildren were called to the old homestead to enjoy the day in each others society . . . . After the meal there was a surprise in store for each of the eight children who were present. By honesty, industry and frugality, Mr. Day had accumulated a large landed estate and no small sum of ready cash. . . . Calling them to him he presented each with a deed to land valued at $2,000, or its equivalent in cash, making a total value of Christmas gifts to his eight children of $16,000. . . .

Mrs. Harriet BALL, sister of Mr. J. C. PHILLIPS, is here from her western home in Nebraska, visiting among her many friends in the county.

Mr. ORR, father of William ORR, the painter, of Cicero, Hamilton county, has been spending a week in Rochester visiting his son and family.

Billy WALLACE, son of Esquire WALLACE and brother of the genial deputy Sheriff, is here for a few days. His home is in Piqua, Ohio, where he has been for several years past, seldom paying his Rochester friends a visit.

Among others who came home for the holidays was Will STAHL, a young man who two years ago left the parental roof . . . (traveled extensively). . . and has now a permanent and profitable position at Forest, Illinois, to which he will return.

Wedding Bells: . . . . the wedding of Mr. H. T. LOOMIS, of Cleveland, Ohio, to Miss Lida STRADLEY, of this city. . . at the residence of C. J. STRADLEY on South Jefferson street. . . Miss Lulu ROBBINS, presiding at the piano. . .Rev. Clark SKINNER, formerly pastor of the M.E. church at this place, but now located at Richmond, Ind. . . . .
Mr. Loomis . . . resides at Cleveland, Ohio, engaged in a mercantile college. [presents and guests listed] . . .

Old Mr. McDONALD is quite feeble; he is afflicted with cancer of the lip.
Married:- At the residence of the bride's parents, in Liberty township, by Ira B. PACKARD, J. P., Eli BARKER to Ida ZABST, all of Fulton county. . . [presents and guests listed] (Marshtown items)

Mr. Joe DAY and Miss Ida STEFFY were spliced as husband and wife last Sunday evening, Decemgr 24th, 1882, by John DAY, Esq., of Green Oak. They took the train for the east on a wedding tour on Monday. . . . (Wagoner Station item)

Mr. Noah ARNETT, grocery keeper at Salina, will soon leave. . . .

The Rochester Sentinel


Saturday, January 6, 1883

All the depots along the C. & A. are painted red and green and are very flashy.

William LINN and Amanda MOW were married Thursday of this week at the Evangelical parsonage, by Rev. Henry ARLEN, all of Rochester.

Mr. and Mrs. Max SILBERBERG, formerly of this place, now of Cincinnati, are made happy by the advent of a new boy baby into their household.

Jeremiah H. SMITH, brother of John W. SMITH, has sold his farm near Green Oak and moved to Rochester. He is now doing service for John in the abstract business.

Mrs. M. L. REED, wife of the editor of the Richmond, Ind. Enquirer, and sister of Mrs. B. F. SHIELDS, is visiting her many friends at this place, the home of her childhood. She is accompanied by her daughter.

P. M. BUCHANAN, a law student under Judge SLICK and for a short time deputy Prosecutor for this county, will open a law office in Rochester in a short time. He is a promising young man. . .

ELLIOTT BROS., located south of Marshtown, near Fletcher's lake, would announce to the farmers and all interested in draiange, that they are now prepared to manufacture and furunish all the standard sizes of tile from three inch up to six inch . . . .

A quiet wedding took place at the residence of Dr. Wm. HILL in this city, Tuesday evening of this week, in which Elder Victor THOMPSON, of Russiaville, Howard county, Ind., and Miss Gussie HANSON, of Lansing, Mich., were the contracting parties. Only a few friends and relatives were witnesses to the ceremony.

A few months ago Jesse SHRIVER, of Henry township, married Mrs. SHRY, a widow. Jesse being a widower, had a number of sons and Mrs. Shry, being a widow, had several daughters. Jim [SHRIVER], one of the sons of Jesse, and Sarah [SHRY], a daughter of the widow . . . were married this week by Rev. A. V. HOUSE. The question now trubling the mind of Jim is, whether Jesse is his father or his father-in-law, and Sarah is in doubt whether her mother is really her mother or only her mother-in-law.

The first TRAIN LOAD of live stock over the new road arrived Wednesday night from the west and consisted of six car loads of fat hogs enroute for Indianapolis. The hogs were gathered up in Aubbeenaubbee township and loaded at Leiters Ford. . .

The telegraph wires are up. (Leiters Ford item)

Quite a number of town lots have been laid off and preparations made to start a town [Delong] at the crossing of the two railroads, about a mile and a half west of the Ford.

Saturday, January 13, 1883

Susan E. (McMAHAN) WAGONER, daughter of Dennis and Elizabeth McMAHAN, died of consumption, Jan. 6th, 1883. Deceased was the surviving widow of Louis WAGONER, deceased; was born Feb. 10th, 1850, aged 32 years, 10 months and 27 days. Since the death of her husband she continued to reside with her three small children at the homestead farm, 4 miles east of town, but on account of her increased sufferings, her father, Mr. Dennis McMahah, took her and the children under his parental roof where she was kindly cared for and at which place she expired. A large congregation of neighbors and friends witnessed the burial of the remains on Sunday Jan. 7th, prior to which Rev. Noah HEETER preached the funeral sermon. Susan, as the deceased was commonly called by the neighbors, was a peaceful and kind-hearted woman; she was loved by all who knew her and returned love to all, for love and kindness was her nature.

A dispatch to the Chicago Times on Tuesday, from Indianapolis, states that "the ROCHESTER, RENSSELAER and St. LOUIS RAILROAD, with a capital stock of $1,5000,000, was incorporated yesterday. The road is projected to run from Rochester in Fulton county, to Gilman, Illinois, where connection is to be made with the Illinois Central. John LEE, of Rochester, S. S. TERRY, F. E. NEWTON, A. D. TONER, D. S. BRONSLOG, S. P. THOMPSON and M. D. SPITLER are named as Directors." There is some mistakes in names as there is no man in Rochester named John Lee. . . . .

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. SMITH are happy over the advent of a new ten pound stranger that has taken up its residence at their home. It's a boy and will be a week old tomorrow.
Mr. and Mrs. M. S. WEILLS home was made happy by the advent of a little daughter on Thursday.
Joe SEIGFRED has accepted a position at Star City, in one of the leading bakeries of that city. . .
A F. HERMAN, for several years a compositor on the Sentinel, has gone to visit his parents at Burnettsville for a few weeks and will then seek a larger and more profitable field of usefulness. Floyd will be missed by his many young Rochester associates.

An eleven pound boy came on Sunday to make happy the home of A. L. GOODRICH. Al says it is thoroughly Democratic.

Everybody knows Ottis Billings HOLMAN. . . . In plain terms he has been a terror to every community he has ever visited by reason of his excessive drinking and general bad conduct while under the influence of liquor. . . As an auctioneer, he has but few superiors. . . At present he lives at Bloomingsburg. . . He is not getting along in years . . . Six weeks ago he made a vow that not another drop of intoxicating drinks should ever pass his lips. . . If he proves faithful he will become a useful and honored member of society.

Married:- On Jan. 7th, 1883, by Rev. A. E. GIFT at the residence of the bride's father in Newcastle township, Fulton county, Ind., Edward BAIR, of Argos, and Miss Ellen PERSCHBACHER, of Tiosa, Ind.
-At Grace church parsonage, this city, January 9th, 1883, by Rev. R. D. UTTER, Mr. William A. FOGLESONG to Miss Annie M. FARRENBAUGH, both of Kewanna, Fulton county, Indiana.

[Warren HERENDEEN fatally injured hauling logs at Silver Lake last week. He was a son-in-law of Mr. Thomas BALL of this county, and was a well-to-do farmer a little over forty years of age. He leaves a wife and nine children the oldest sixteen years of age.]

Married:- Dec. 31st, 1882, at the residence of the bride's parents, at Salina, Ind., Mr. Albert EASTERDAY and Miss Adaline PLANTZ, by Rev. F. LEITER. . . (Whippoorwill item)

Saturday, January 20, 1883

Died, of consumption, Jan. 15th, Jasper CLYMER, aged 25 years. The deceased was a nephew to Dr. CLYMER, of Newcastle, at whose residence the deceased was kindly treated and cared for by the Doctor and his amiable lady during his lingering illness and where he expired. The remains were taken to the Reichter cemetery for burial January 16th.

A good looking 13-year-old orphan boy by the name of Peter DILLMAN, was taken to the County house by Mr. J. C. STEPHENS, on Tuesday last. He came to the house of Mr. STEVENS, in Henry township on last Saturday, and this gentleman having several boys of his own, had no use for the strange boy. . . The young lad bears marks of intelligence and an agreeable disposition.

Nella [BURNS], daughter of John and Nella BURNS, of Newcastle township, died of brain fever, Jan. 17th, aged 3 years. . . The interment of the remains took place at the Nichols cemetery, Kosciusko Co., Jan. 18th, prior to which Rev. E. M. McGRAW preached the funeral sermon.

A new FARMERS' FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY has been recently organized at Rochester that embraces in its jurisdiction the counties of Marshall, Fulton and Miami. The officers of the society are E. KIRTLAND, President; Augustine HISEY, Vice-President; Isaac B. MULLICAN, Treasurer; J. M. DAVIS, Secretary . . . .

Married:- At the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Mary OSBORN, one mile southwest of Rochester, Thursday evening, Jan. 18th, 1883, by Rev. A. M. WORK, Mr. Charles F. WEBBER to Miss Leora OSBORN. Mr. Webber is a thrifty young farmer (owning his own farm) and is worthy the bride whome he led to the altar. . . .

Mrs. Oliver KEYS is lying very low with hemmorage of the lungs and is not expected to recover. Her husband is a traveling man and when last heard from he was in a far off Southern State. . . .

Esquire J. M. DAVIS, of this city has received a $1,200 pension and will hereafter receive $8.00 per ;month . . . for bodily infirmities contracted while in the service of the country . . .

William HARDMAN who has been a widower for the last ten years . . . has at last captured . . . Sarah GOOD who has likewise been looking for a partner in life. . .
There was a marriage occurred at the Yellow Creek church last Sunday in which Ira J. DAVIS and Lydia J. TAYLOR were the contracting parties. They are both young and in the full vigor of man and womanhood . . . .

Under the new law it will be remembered that JACKSON STATION or WAGONER STATION the Station part will be struck out. . . . this place will hereafter be called WAGONER P.O. instead of Wagoner Station.

Henry COOK, of Prairie Grove, the son of Marcus [COOK], the brother of the late Mrs. PRATT, of Peru, and the only forgotten son of Mrs. Betty COOK, politely viewed these parts on Friday.

Abe MONEYSMITH has moved to Logansport. Weep not for the departed. (Marshtown item)

Saturday, January 27, 1883

An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Isaiah SPOHN, 4 miles west of town, died Wednesday, Jan. 24th.

We neglected to make mention last week of a sad accident that occurred near Akron by which [Theodore HOFFMAN], a son of Silas HOFFMAN met with a sad death. With other schol boys he was playing on the ice at noon time and fell, striking the ice with his head. He complained of a pain in his head but nothing serious was thought of the accident until after he did his evening chores and eaten his supper when the pain increased and before midnight he was a corpse. He was a promising lad of about twelve years and his sudden death is a sore affliction to the parents. [Theodore, son of S. S. & L. Hoffman, died Jan. 15, 1883, age 10y-2m-5d; bur Akron Citizens cem]

Mr. Augustine HISEY and Mrs. Mary E. STRAWBRIDGE were married at the residence of I. D. JOHNSON, in Henry township, Saturday, January 20th, by Rev. J. T. CRAGO.

A. BAKER is entertaining his brother who is visiting him from Ohio.

A large birthday surprise party was tendered Mrs. Strauder ABBOTT yesterday, who lives six miles south on the Michigan road . . . .

Mr. Sol. HENDERSHOT and Miss Pet FRY were married on the 14th of January, 1883.
(Fulton item)

Mr. Solomon NEWCOMB wears a smile on his countenance as broad as the rim of a Quaker's hat, all on account of the advent of a bouncing big boy, and Sol. says he is strictly Democratic.

Mrs. George WILLCOX, of Michigan, has been visiting her brother-in-law, John BOCKOVER but has returned home again.

Saturday, February 3, 1883

[Fremont J. IZZARD] A nine year old son of Newton IZZARD, of this place, died January 30th. [age 8y-11m-25d; bur Citizens cem, Rochester]

Married, Jan. 27th, 1883, by Rev. Henry ARLEN, John GOTTSCHALK, residing 6 miles southwest of Rochester, to Katie M. REYNOLDS, of Lawon, Michigan.

Tom WILSON has returned to Tolona, Illinois, after spending a couple of weeks among his children here. Since he sold his beautiful farm near this place only a few years ago, he has been on the down grade, financially. With the money in his pocket that he realized from the sale of his property, he and his wife, a second one, went to Illinois where he invested in a hotel property, a grocery and a restaurant. Business prosperd for a time and if their domestic relations had been as happy as they should have been, all might have been well, but the stream of their love did not run smooth and after years of trouble, business failed, and the final separation came. Tom's story is rather a pitiful one. He was one of the pioneers of this county and by hard work he dug out of the ground in this county about $20,000. After his second marriage his wife induced him to sell the old homestead and go westward, and the result has been as intimated above - a squandered fortune and a disrupted family. He is now above sixty years of age, a wanderer upon the earth with no place that he can call home. As usual there are two sides to every question and the responsibility of such a disaster does not rest entirely upon his life partner. While he is an industrious and hard working man, he has the failing common to many good men of imbibing too freely of that which destroys his manhood. His is a sad case but only one of the thousands that are constantly occurring.

Frightful accidents are occurring every day, not a few of which are the results of criminal carelessness. Only last week a three-year-old daughter of John and Dillie WARFIELD was burned to death near Kewanna. The parents left the child alone in the house and by some means its clothing took fire from the stove, which so seriously burned the child that its sufferings ended in death on Tuesday of last week. . . .

Married, at the Evangelical parsonage, this city, Jan. 27th, 1883, Joseph HUNTER to Effie J. GILBERT, both of Rochester.

[Harvey L. DAY] A seven-year-old son of John DAY, Esq, departed this life the 20th, inst. The funeral took place the following Monday from the Green Oak M.E. church. May the little bright-eyed Harvey rest in peace. (Wagoner Station item) [Harvey L., son of J. & M. Day, died Jan. 20, 1883, age 7y-9m-2d; bur Shelton cem, Rochester township]

John FRY is blessed with another dish washer at his home. (Fulton item)

Married, on the 25th of January, by Esq. LEVELL, Mr. Daniel DUDGEON of Marshall Co. and Miss Katie RENNELLS . . . . (Richland twp item)

Saturday, February 10, 1883

[Mrs. George W. NORRIS advertises that the NORRIS BRICK YARD will be run to full capacity . . . call on L. W. SPACK in Rochester or Mrs. Norris at the yards, two miles south of town on the Michigan road]

Amanda Caroline [(TRIBBETT) MEDBURN], daughter of Wm. H. and Naomi TRIBBETT, was born in Montgomery county, Indiana, June 24, 1851. May 26, 1870, she was united in marriage with her now bereaved husband, Edward [MEDBURN], son of Edward and Hannah MEDBURN, of Marmont, Marshall county, Ind. Five children were born of this union, two of whom preceded her across the mystic river.
Some four or five years ago, at the Germany M.E. church, under the ministry of Rev. Henry VENCIL, she accepted the promise, "Knock, and it shall be opened unto you," and, by faith in Christ, through grace, she entered into the temple of spiritual freedom. She at once united with the church on probation, and in due time was received into full membership. Usually candidates for membership into the church are baptized either at or before the date of their reception as members; but, in her case, the formality of baptism was deferred, the circumstances of time and place, perhaps, being inconvenient for its administration. On last Tuesday she received the two sacraments, Baptism and the Lord's Supper, taking a deep interest in the solemn services, and repeatedly avowing her perfect confidence in the gospel of the grace of God. She knew that the time of her departure was near at hand, yet she was perfectly calm and self-possessed - fully resigned to His will, who doeth all things well.
At about nine o'clock Tuesday night, Feb. 6, 1883, her life on earth was exchanged for the life eternal. The funeral services were held in the M.E. church the next Thursday at 2 o'clock.
She leaves a precious legacy to her children, husband, parents and friends - the memory of a beautiful Christian life.

Sarah M. McCLOUD [TERRY] was born in Medina county, Ohio, Oct 3rd, 1831. She came with her people to this county in 1847. In 1849 she was married to Dr. Samuel S. TERRY. She died Wednesday night, Feb. 7th, 1883. Among the surviving relatives are the husband, two sons, and two sisters, Mrs. Jacob and Mrs. Daniel WHITTENBERGER. Not only these members of the broken family circle are in bereavement but the members, as well, of that larger circle of friendship extending throughout the community.
Mrs. Terry became identified in early life with the Methodist Episcopal church on profession of saving faith in Christ. Some ten or twelve years ago her membership was transferred to the "Christian" church. This transfer of membership, however, did not break any of the tender ties which united her and the many friends she had found in the church of her early choice. She was much endeared to the membership of this (Grace) church, with whom she was intimately associated in Christian work. She was for many years a teacher in the Sunday school, an efficient, faithful teacher. She was honored, esteemed, and loved by her associates in the Sunday school and the church. Her death is a loss to the entire community.

[David BUSENBERG and B. A. JEFFRIES have dissolved partnership. . . The business of the late firm will be conducted at Big Foot in the future by David Busenberg]

Mr. Orton W. DUDGEON and Miss Carrie E. MINER, were married last Sunday at the residence of the bride's parents in this city by Rev. R. D. UTTER. Both are well and favorably known young people of this community. . . .

We have heard that L. M. MONTGOMERY, ex-Sheriff of this county and now a citizen of Roann, Wabash county, will soon lodate at Akron and engage in wheat buying and the grocery trade. . . . .

Isaac NOYER, father of Peter NOYER and grandfather of the publisher of the Republican, died in Henry township last week at the advanced age of 82 years. [March 9, 1806 - Feb. 2, 1883; bur Akron Citizens cem]

Died:- Of consumption, after a long, lingering illness, on Saturday night, the 3rd inst., Mr. John REICHARD, who lived some two miles southwest of the Ford. Mr. Reichard was an old and well respected citizen, a kind and loving husband and father, honest and upright in all his business transactions, and ever ready to assist the needy to the extent of his ability. He leaves a wife and several children to mourn his death. . . . (Leiters Ford item)

Adam GRUBE can be seen with a smile on his face, all caused by a new boarder stopping at his house. (Prairie Grove item)

Died, February 1st, 1883, Catharine KERSEY, wife of Aaron KERSEY, aged 64 years, 10 months and 20 days. She leaves a husband, two sons and one daughter to mourn for her. The funeral was conducted by Rev. BYBEE, in the Baptist church at Kewanna, after which the remains were deposited in the Odd Fellows cemetery at that place. (Prairie Grove items)

February 17, 1883

A three-year-old daughter of Frank LEARD, of Newcastle township, died Saturday Feb. 10th, of diphtheria.

It was a solid young Democrat that came to stay with Mr. and Mrs. Abs. NELLANS last week and the proud father is very happy over the advent of a new boy.

At the Presbyterian parsonage, Feb. 8th, 1883, by Rev. A. M. WORK, Mr. Samuel KEPLER, of Dayton, O., was united in marriage with Mrs. Mary E. ANDERSON, of Akron, Ind.

Am. T. BYBEE and Martha KESLER were married in Newcastle township last Sunday by Rev. E. M. McGRAW.

Mr. and Mrs. Joshua TIPTON celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary last Sunday at their home in Newcastle township. . . . .

The GRANT POSTOFFICE has been removed to Hoovers, the first mail having been left at the new office yesterday morning by the carrier who conveys the mail between this point and Akron. Hoover will be a way station on the C. & A. five miles east of Rochester. Jacob HOOVER is the new postmaster and is also proprietor of a first-class general merchandise house at that point.

E. R. HERMAN, formerly of this city, now of White county, was attending circuit court here this week.

Died:- George W. BURNETT, Harry L. BURNETT, father and son. Geo. W. Burnett was born near Danville, Hendricks Co., Ind., July 20th, 1842, and Harry L. was born in Rochester, Ind., Jan. 26th, 1882. Both departed this life Feb. 10th, 1883. Both were buried in the same casket, the infant head reclining as if in sleep, upon that breast where it had so often found repose in life. A tender and beautiful scene!
Mr. B. leaves a wife, a son by a former marriage, a mother, one brother and three sisters, all of whom, toegther with Mrs. Burnett's son by a former marriage, feel keenly this double bereavement. Mr. Burnett was in the dry goods and grocery business at Walnut, previous to his breaking down in health, and is spoken of by those who knew him there, as well as those who have known him here, as an intelligent, honest, benevolent man. His life here during the year and one-half stay, has been that of an invalid - a consumptive.
He made a public profession of faith in Jesus Christ and was baptized the day before his death, his child was also received into covenant relation at the same time. Both have gone, we trust, to be at rest. The funeral, held at the Presbyterian church, conducted by the pastor, assisted by the pastors of the M.E. and Baptist churches, was largely attended by sympathizing friends and neighbors. The I.O.O.F. who gave generous assistance during the last days of the deceased and their burial, with many others, are held in grateful remembrance by the family.

Married:- At the residence of the bride's parents in this city, Monday morning, February 12, 1883, by Rev. R. D. UTTER, Mr. Thomas B. WALTON, of Jennings county, Ind., to Miss Inez B. CONDREY. . . They expect to reside in Jennings county.
-At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. HICKMAN, the bride's parents, Wednesday, February 14, 1883, by Rev. R. D. UTTER, Mrs. Isabell METZKER to Mr. Pressley T. CALDWELL, all of this city.

Saturday, Feb. 3rd, Wm. HOOVER and Miss Ella CHAMP started on their matrimonial tour down the stream of time. . . .
The little village of MACY is thronged from early dawn to dewy eve with husbandmen into whose care the rich and fertile soil of our country has been entrusted and only cease when the last flickering rays of the luminary of the day sink far behind the western skies.
John CHAMP is making extensive preparations to burn tile next season. He is now hauling cord wood at the rate of two cords per load and has on hand nearly enough to meet his necessary wants during the busy part of the year. He is a business man and thus far has made a tile that has given universal satisfaction.
H. R. GREEN will take charge of the brick yard next summer and aim to make more brick and of a better quality than those made by his predecessors.
L. CARL has rented of Mr. ENYART the hotel bulding formerly occupied by H. EWING, the saloonist. (Macy items)

Levi HEDGE having been sick for some time past with consumption, passed away at an early hour last Sunday morning. He was a middle aged man and followed wagon making for an employment until his lingering disease overcame his strength. His funeral took place at the Brethren church of this place last Monday. (Fulton item)

We have the opportunity at this writing to report two cases of smallpox of which Ambrose POWNALL is one of the victims. His age is about 20 years, and the other is a child that Van POWNALL took to raise, aged about 7 years. The case we speak of last resulted in death last Monday morning and the other is laying without much hope of recovery. . . . (Fulton item)

Saturday, February 24, 1883

The progenitor of a profuse progeny is Jacob LEITER, Esq. It is reported that he assumed fathership for the nineteenth time a few days ago. . . .

Last Saturday night about 9 o'clock there was quite an excitement among the citizens of Rochester occasioned by the report that a horrible murder had been committed an hour previous at Leiters Ford, a village twelve miles west of Rochester that has sprung into some prominence since the building of the Chicago & Atlantic railroad which numbers that town as one of the stations along its line. . . . .
Wm. IRVIN was a young man who lacked a few months of having attained his majority. He was left an orphan at a tender age and has had to battle with the world for a subsistence, being thrown almost entirely upon his own resources. He was born near Rochester and had always made this locality his home. For the advantages he has had he would compare favorably in morals and general deportment with other boys of his age who had better opportunities for developing into true and dignified manhood. For some months past he had been engaged upon the new railroad, working under the charge of Louis VAURIS, a Frenchman, whose sobriquet is Frenchy, and to which he cheerfully responds. He is boss of one of the western sections on the road and had a number of hands under his charge, among the number being young Irvin and an Italian. So far as known there was no enmity between Irvin and the other men belonging to the section. It is said that the American boys would occasionally joke and tease the two Italians belonging to the gang, but never in a spirit of anger or hatred. Last Saturday the men on the road received their pay and Irvin took a holiday, while the other workmen went on with their work as usual. In the evening of that day occurred the horrible tragedy by which a young man just blooming into manhood, was cut down, the details of which are very fully and correctly set out by our Leiters Ford correspondent in another column, who was upon the ground and came as near being an eye witness to the tragedy as any other person except the Italian, the Frenchman and the Frenchman's wife. From his account of the occurrence it would seem that Irvin had called at the Frenchman's house on an errand, and that almost as soon as he got within the dwelling he was followed by Louis POURCIELLO, one of the above mentioned Italians. The party of men standing on the street corner within sight of the house, watching for Irvin to return with the key to unfetter the hand-car so that they might come to Rochester, soon heard screams and loud cursing at the Frenchman's house and also saw two men come out of the house into the yard, where loud talk and obscene language was freely indulged in, the voice being recognized by the listeners as that of the Frenchman's. It was a bright moonlight night but none of the witnesses claim to have seen any scuffling by the two men in the yard, nor did they know that Irvin had been hurt until he came up to the waiting party and informed them that he had been stabbed. At this point there is a conflict of testimony among the witnesses. Some say that Irvin stated that Frenchy had stabbed him, while others insist that he said that Lou had cut him. As both the Frenchman and Italian are named Louis it is hard to tell which was meant. Irvin made his way to Dr. OVERMYER's office, which place he barely reached when he sank upon the floor and expired almost immediately without uttering a word further in explanation of the difficulty. And thus the matter stands. . . . . Soon after the bloody deed was done, and a few minutes after the death of the boy, the Frenchman and Italian very deliberately and calmly walked over from their residence to the village store and mingled with the crowd, affecting no knowledge of the murder. They were taken into custody by the citizens and held until the Sheriff was brought, who arrested them and brought them to town where they were lodged in jail. . . . .
The body of young Irvin was left lying on the floor in the doctor's office, where his life flowed out through the ghastly wound, until Sunday forenoon, when it was taken charge of by Mr. A. L. GOODRICH, step-father of the deceased boy, and Dr. V. GOULD, his guardian. Sunday afternoon it was brought to this place and given in charge of V. ZIMMERMAN, who, at his furniture establishment, prepared it for burial, but not until after hundreds of people had gazed upon the ghastly spectacle. From thence the corpse was taken to the residence of Mr. Goodrich, where it remained until the burial, Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church, conducted by Rev. E. J. DELP, after which the remains were deposited in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Elmer IRVIN, an only brother of the deceased, a young man who served an apprenticeship in the Sentinel office and was a member of the editor's family during the time arrived from Muncie to attend his brother's funeral. An only sister who resides somewhere in the southern portion of the State, failed to get here.
The two prisoners in jail on charges of murder have expressed a desire that their trial shall take place at once. In accordance with that wish they jury commissioners met yesterday afternoon and drew a new, double jury, and the following gentlemen will be served today to appear in court Monday morning to be tested as to their qualifications to serve as jurors in the case, at which time the trial will begin: John T. KEEL, Sam'l SHOWLEY, Searing MARSH, Samuel BURCH, D. N. DAGUE, Oliver BARR, Jonathan KERSHNER, Benjamin F. COLLINS, R. NEWELL, B. F. PORTER, D. W. TRAVER, Samuel HOOBER, Noah HEETER, Alonzo KISTLER, John H. PYLE, L. W. FELTS, Z. T. PRIEST, Samuel RUSSELL, Eli ROGERS, Martin STURGEON, Isaac BLACKBURN, Samuel W. JULIAN, George W. GREGSON, Adam HUFFMAN. From the above named gentlemen, twelve qualified jurors will be selected, if that number can be found, who will try the case.
Very unexpectedly, a gentleman has been found in this county who can speak both English and Italian very fluently and his service have been secured as an interpreter in the very important cases to be tried. His name in John RICH and lives in Liberty township with Samuel SHOWLEY. . . .

"Corine" is a new and original drama written by Miss Linda BEVERLY, of this city, who has written many good articles that have appeared in public prints, under the nom de plume of "Sexe Murray." . . .

Mrs. E. J. CLIFFORD and family took their departure from Rochester Tuesday night for Alexandria, Ind., where she will engage in the millinery trade. . . .

Joseph A. MYERS has been spending a week or two visiting his parents at Winterville, Ind. . . .
Although the C. & A. is not yet open to the public for passenger and freight traffic, the first U. S. MAIL was carried over a portion of it last Monday. High water prevented the mail carrier from getting here with his hack from Akron, so he chartered a hand car and rolled into Rochester over the C. & A. and returned in the evening the way he came. It was the first mail ever brought over the road. It is to be hoped that the mail will soon be carried the full length of the line.

A sad accident occurred in Wayne township last Monday by which James LAMB, an old citizen, lost his life. He was chopping down one of the many trees that was partially broken down by the ice. A large limb prevented the tree from falling and he went under the reclining tree to chop it off when the tree fell upon him crushing him to death. It was an hour or more after the accident before he was discovered and when found life was extinct. Mr. Lamb was about sixty years of age.

Married:- Feb. 19th, 1883, at the home of the bride's parents, in this city, by Rev. R. D. UTTER, Mr. William A. SCHEDDELL, of Crown Point, Ind., to Miss Mabel V. SCULL, daughter of Prof. James F. SCULL, superintendent Rochester public schools. . . They will reside in Crown Point, where Mr. Scheddell is astablished in business as a druggist . . .
-At the parsonage of Grace M.E. church, in this city, by Rev. R. D. UTTER, Feb. 20th, 1883, Mr. Albert V. DURR to Miss Alice M. WIDEMAN, both of Aubbeenaubbee township, Fulton county, Ind.

The two prisoners in jail charged with the murder of Billy IRVIN have engaged Julius ROWLEY as their attorney . . . .

Died:- Miss Nettie CUNNINGHAM, after a long lingering illness of consumption, passed away last Saturday afternoon. Nettie had been quite ill for some time and the lung fever set in, which soon brought death.
Miss Jennie SPARKS went to the house of Mr. Sylvester POWNALL to assist them in their sickness before she knew that there was small pox in the family. In due season she fell a victim to the dreaded disease and she was taken home for treatment. She became very sick - delirious with fever - and needed careful watching, but the endurance of the family was overtaxed and in a moment of temporary absence of her watchers from her room, during her ravings she rolled from the bed to the floor, falling on her face and mashing her nose. She bled profusely and in a short time died from strangulation of blood. The entire neighborhood is so alarmed and scared about the small pox that it was not until 18 hours aftr the accident and death that any assistance was rendered the grief-stricken family. She died on Sunday night and was buried on Monday night by moonlight. . . . (Fulton items)

R. NEW has sold his property and stock of merchandise at Green Oak, to G. W. ROBBINS.
Our genial friend John SMITH has left here and located at Mexico, Miami county. . . .

There are at this writing six cases [smallpox] - Sylvanus POWNALL, John POWNALL, Minerva POWNALL, wife of Daniel POWNALL, and their daughter Mary [POWNALL], and Ambrose POWNALL and James HESS . . . .

David STUDEBAKER is happy all because it is a boy.
Israel HILL's family have got a visitor - come to stay. It is a young dish washer.

Saturday, March 3, 1883

Ann KARNS who was a raving maniac, shouting and yelling at times until she could be heard long distances. . . had been a county charge for the past ten years but death came to her relief last Saturday morning. . . She died of dropsy and was buried in that silent little cemetery located on the [Poor] farm.
Mrs. Jacob [Eve] ZARTMAN, [of Liberty township. . . in lighting a lamp, was terribly burned a few weeks ago]. Her husband, as is well known to many citizens of Rochester, is a big, over-grown, reckless, shiftless fellow, who has drank enough poor whisky to float a steamboat and has contributed a fair share to Indiana's mammoth school fund in the matter of fines that have been assessed against him for "drunk and disorderly" conduct. During the sickness of his wife as the result of the accident, he was incapable or indifferent about furnishing her the attention she needed. . . remove her to the Poor House, which was done on Friday of last week. She was in no condition whatever for the removal. . . The change from one point to another in a lumber wagon, over a rough road, with holes burned in her body, until the intestines protruded, was more than she could endure, and [she died] at an early hour on Sunday morning. . .

Thursday, February 22, 1883, being the 20th anniversary of our highly respected and well known citizen, Elder Jacob SHAFFER, (aged 80 years) a large party of his friends, numbering nearly one hundred, made him a surprise visit. . . [gifts and guests listed] . . .(Kewanna item)

A. D. TONER has concluded to build a large and fine hotel at Kewanna. It will be brick, 60x80 feet, three-story building. . . .

Died:- A child of Soloman NEWCOMER, of Aubbeenaubbee, died Feb. 23rd.
-Mrs. Harriet RHINESMITH, near Salina, this county, died Feb. 24th, aged 75 years, 7 months and 19 days. The funeral services were held at the Evangelical church Monday, Feb. 26th, and the remains of the deceased were deposited in the cemetery near by beside those of her husband's who preceded her to the unknown world 13 years ago. Rev. MAHAFFY, assisted by Rev. PLANTZ, preached the funeral sermon. Deceased was a native of New Jersey, removed to Ohio in 1838 and to Indiana in 1852. She was a devoted member of the Evangelical church. . . . Three sons and five daughters survive the deceased, viz: Oliver and Edward RHINESMITH who farm the home place; John and Louis RHINESMITH, of Wisconsin; Mrs. WALTER, of Iowa; Mrs. CALL, of Bourbon, Ind.; Mrs. Elijah MILLER, of Rochester; Mrs. Thomas CARTER, of Richland and Mrs. DIBERT, who resides 7 miles west of Rochester.
-Died, at Clear Water, Ark., Feb. 19, 1883, of consumption, Eliza J. BISHOP. The deceased was born in Fulton Co., Ind., Feb. 28, 1853; was married in 1877, and removed with her husband to White Co., Arkansas, the same year. A severe attack of measles and bilious fever, in the fall of 1881, laid the foundation for the disease of which she died. A large number of sympathizing friends followed her to her last resting place, in the cemetery at Judsonia, Ark. An impressive sermon was preached by Rev. JAMES, President of Judson University.
-A young man by the name of John POWNALL, of Liberty township, died of small-pox Feb. 25th.
-Mrs. Wesley POWNALL of the same township and the fourth victim to the terrible disease of small-pox, died Feb. 28th.
-An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Adam STROSSER, 6 miles south of Rochester, died Feb. 27th.

Curg. RANNELLS has grown several inches. . . since a daughter has been added to his household. It will be a week old tomorrow.

Jacob GERSON, [will return to Bourbon from when he came]. Now he goes back with a wife and a house full of children. . .

Mr. Wm. BRUBAKER and Miss Caroline ZINK were married last Thursday . . . .

Saturday, March 10, 1883

Albert S. FENSTERMAKER died of lung fever, March 3rd, aged 18 years, 11 months, and 3 days. Deceased was a poor orphan boy, the oldest son of John E. FENSTERMAKER, deceased, and made his home at Mr. Daniel BURKET's, two miles east of Rochester, where he took sick. During his illness he was transferred to the residence of Mr. George FENSTERMAKER, the boy's grandfather, where he expired. The remains were gently laid away beside those of his father and mother in the Odd Fellows cemetery, last Sunday.

Merrill WILLIAMS, of Marshall county, Ind., died at the CENTRAL HOUSE,
Rochester, Ind., of typhoid fever, March 5th, aged 72 years. One day last week, deceased came to Rochester on some business errand and was overcome with the first symptoms of his disease at VAMPNER's restaurant. Mrs. Samuel RHODES, of near Plymouth, a daughter of the deceased, accompanied by her son, arrived here in due time to administer to the wants of and properly care for her sick and dying father. Mr. Vampner not being prepared to furnish a suitable room for the sick man, he was removed to a large room at the Central House on Saturday evening. By that time the fever had already developed into its most violent form, and on account of the advanced years of the patient his physical and mental strength was soon exhausted and death followed at 2 o'clock on Monday morning. The remains were conveyed on board the cars to Argos for burial. Deceased was well known to many of our old citizens. He was for many years a resident of Argos where he commanded an exceptional amount of wealth and influence, which, however, was greatly diminished prior to his death.

[letter, Macy, Ind., March 3, 1883, sgd John CHAMP. . . refuting article of March 3rd] . . . . . there is not less than 175 members of the Christian church at this place, among those are such men as W. A. HORTON, T. G. HORTON, J. W. HURST, P. M. CARVEY, A. P. CARVEY, A. H. WILKINSON, L. J. SAVAGE, I. B. HURST, L. J. HURST, F. B. HART, John ABBOTT, George CLOUD . . . .

Elmer IRVIN, only brother of the murdered Billy IRVIN, returned to his home at Muncie, yesterday, where he has lived for the past few years, engaged on the Muncie Times.

Mrs. McDONALD, wife of A. H. McDONALD, formerly of this place and well and favorably known by many of the older citizens, died at her home in Logansport on Friday of last week.

Mr. Alonzo FINTON, of Kosciusko county, was married to Miss Emma THRUSH, by Rev. J. N. HARMON, Thursday evening, March 1st, 1883, at the residence of Robert THRUSH, in Wayne township.

Died:- Mr. A. C. SHEPHERD received a telegram from LaPorte yesterday morning announcing the death of Mr. C. C. SHELDON, his brother-in-law, in that city. Mr. Sheldon and his family removed from LaPorte to Rochester about two years ago. He built a large barn and opened the finest livery stable that Rochester had ever had. He was a thorough business man and did a flourishing business until his health failed. A few months ago he realized his physical condition and returned to LaPorte where he could be among his immediate friends and relatives during his sickness. From the day he left here he grew gradually worse until death claimed him as a victim. He had a combination of diseases, chief of which was consumption.

[Mrs. Wesley POWNALL] was buried last Wednesday [disease small pox]. (Fairview items)

Saturday, March 17, 1883

An infant boy, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. B. A. JEFFRIES, of Newcastle township, died of lung fever, march 11th, aged 4 months. The absence of the husband during this family bereavement bore heavily on Mrs. Jeffries, the wife and mother. Mr. Jeffries, on account of his failing health, started to Hot Springs, Arkansas, Feb. 26th, last, when the child was blooming in health. The sad news of the unexpected demise of his little son was conveyed to him by mail. The parents have the united sympathy of the neighborhood.

On south Main street there lives in quietude and unnoticed by the outside world, Mrs. Thusnalde POEMOELLER, a widow, who, about two years ago, immigrated with her three children, two boys and a girl, to this country. She is a daughter of Mr. HUDTWALKER, who resides on the Michigan road, about 1-1/2 miles south of town. The lady has an income from Germany, which, by close economy suffices to provide for her necessary wants and the education of her children . . . [she immigrated for the love of liberty, and so that her boys, upon reaching age, would not have to serve in the German army].

The SHORE BROS. have sold their grocery establishment in CITIZEN's Block to Mark L. KILLEN . . . Mark is an old graceryman and ought to do a thriving business.

A Mr. REEVE, an agent for the MIDLAND TELEPHONE COMPANY, was in the city Thursday canvassing the probabilities of putting in a telephone exchange for Rochester. . . . . Thirty patrons must be had before the company will undertake the work. . . . .

Wm. HEFFLEY and family, formerly of this place, have removed from their late home in Missouri, to Osage Mission, Kan.

J. S. SLICK [recently resigned circuit judge] entered upon the discharge of his duties as attorney for the Chicago & Atlantic Railway Company, for Indiana, last Thursday morning. .

Mrs. Lydia CAFFYN died at her home in Greenburg, Ind., on the 23rd of last month, at the ripe old age of 96 years. The deceased was the mother of Mrs. Hugh MILLER of this city, and the grandmother of ex-Auditor Charles W. CAFFYN. Mrs. Caffyn had a number of friends and acquaintances in this vicinity who will be sorry to learn of her death.

On Tuesday of this week Harry RYLAND [celebrated] his 21st birthday.

Marshall C. PHILLIPS has removed to Plymouth where he is engaged in making flat hoops out of elm timber . . . . We understand that a similar factory is to be established here that will give employment to eight or ten operatives, to say nothing of the employment that will be afforded men who supply the timber. . . . .

Married, on Thursday of this week, by Rev. N. L. LORD, at the residence of the officiating clergyman, Mr. William MONESMITH and Miss Sallie FOUGH, all of this county.

-At the parsonage of Grace M.E. church, March 13, 1883, Mr. John DITTEMIRE, of Aubbeenaubbee township, and Miss Esther PONTIUS, of Rochester.

The "Enyart reunion" of the 6th inst., held at the hotel . . . . commemorative of the 70th anniversary of old Uncle Benny ENYART's birth. It consisted of sixty members, 34 of whom were Enyarts and the remaining 26 were near relatives . . . 7 members of a family of 13, nine of whom are yet living, whose average age is 70 the youngest being 59 and the oldest 82, among whom was Silas ENYART, of Kankakee, Illinois, formerly a resident of and one time Treasurer of Miami county. (Macy item)

[birthday party, the 7th of this month] Mr. Martin WEAVER [65th birthday - gifts and guests listed].

Little Ira Vern [BRUGH], an infant son of John and Dora BRUGH, died on the 6th inst., aged three months and thirteen days.

Saturday, March 24, 1883

As a social event of more than ordinary interest and pleasure, the brilliant wedding of Mr. Willard N. HALL, of Logansport, to Miss Lulu ROBBINS, of this city, is one long to be remembered. . . took place in this city Tuesday evening at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. SHIELDS. . . The bride is the only daughter of Alvin L. ROBBINS. . . she is the pride of her father and the light and joy of her aunt, Mrs. Shields,, in whose household she has been a member since early childhood. . . .[guests listed] . . .

Justice HINMAN's office was the scene of unusual activity on Wednesday of this week. Six of the citizens of Wayne township were before his Honor, charged with having been engaged in a riot, . . . Thomas MOGLE, Walter MOGLE, Adam GRUBE, David SHUNK, William SHUNK and Denton F. GASKILL. . . .

Married: -March 21, 1883, at the parsonage of Grace Church, by Rev. R. D. UTTER, Mr. James H. BLACKBURN to Miss Julia A. BRUGH. All of Fulton county, Ind.

Mrs. Wm. NELSON, near Bigfoot returned from Union county, this State, last Thursday, where she had been called to the bedside of her dying brother. She had the great satisfaction of arriving in due time to take the last farewell of her brother while yet in a condition of mind to recognize her. A sister-in-law of Mrs. Nelson and her two children, also of Union county, died one month ago of trichina, caused by the eating of raw ham.

Mrs. Richard [Mary A.] BELL, of this place, died of consumption, March 18th, aged 46 years. Deceased was a member of the Baptist church, the teachings of which she aimed to practice in her daily life. An aged husband and five children are left to mourn her death. The youngest child is nine years old. Funeral services conducted by Revs. LORD and DELP, were held at the residence of the deceased, Tuesday, after which the remains were conveyed to the Citizens cemetery. [Mary A., wife of R. A. Bell, died March 9, [sic] 1883, age 44 years]

Mr. D. W. LYON is in Ohio, called there to attend the funeral of his brother.

Another attorney will be added to the Fulton county bar when D. S. HOLMAN takes up his residence in Rochester, which will be about the first of next month.

Mr. B. O. WEST, of Kenton, Ohio, will be the ticket agent at this station on the C. & A. He will be here with his family on Monday, and be ready for duty at the opening of the road, which will be a week later.

John PYLE has been engaged by the Chicago & Atlantic railway company to take charge of the telegraph office at Akron. He is ordered to be at his post for duty next Wednesday. Trains will be put on the road the Monday following.

Mrs. E. P. COPELAND received a telegram from Marion, Ohio, on Thursday informing her of the serious illness of her brother. . . . another informing her of his death. . . .

Married:- Sunday, March 8th, 1883, Henry PETERS to Amanda SCOTT, at the residence of the bride's father, Starling SCOTT, by J. E. TROUTMAN, J.P. . . . will start for Illinois, soon, where they will make their future home . . . .

Mr. Noah HORN has moved to our village having bought out B. A. JEFFRIES. (Big Foot item)

Mr. W. H. NEISWONGER has sold his boot and shoe establishment in the CITIZEN's Block to his brother. Mr. N. is in bad health . . . He will locate his family at Macy among friends during his absence [western trip for his health].

John CHAMP has sold his share of the TILE MILL to P. M. CARVEY, his partner.
Quimby LOW, formerly a partner of E. B. CLENDENNING in the dry goods business, has bought a team, wagon and plows and will be found on his farm near Gilead this summer doing farm work.
CASE & WILKINSON have sold their stock of hardware to A. L. NORRIS & SON. (Macy items)

Alfred McDONALD, one of our old citizens, died last Monday, aged seventy-three. Disease cancer on the face. (Blue Grass item)

Saturday, March 31, 1883

Michael O'CONNELL, of Richland township, died March 25th, of lung fever, aged 40 years. Deceased lived on the farm of James GIBBONS, Esq., and was an honest upright man. He was a native of the southwest part of Ireland, and emigrated to America in 1863. His wife died two years ago since which time he kept house with his four young children, the youngest of which is but four years old. Deceased was a member of the Catholic church and his remains were taken to Plymouth for burial March 27th. Mr. John O'CONNELL, brother of the deceased, who lives just across the line in Marshall county, will care for the children.

Joseph COWEN, also of Richland township, died of typhoid fever, March 26th aged 73 years. Deceased was born in Ireland and emigrated to this country at the age of 17. A portion of his early life was devoted to contracting and the construction of railroads and canals. Thirtyeight years ago he settled in the wilderness of Richland township on the county line, where he constantly lived and toiled up to the time of his death, leaving behind him plenty of this world's goods and four children, three sons and one daughter. Deceased's wife died five years ago and one of his sons died in the army during our late civil war. Mr. Cowen was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian church and Rev. WORK conducted the funeral services which were held at Washington school house, Marshall county. The remains were then conveyed to the Lawson cemetery for burial.

The marriage of Mr. George ALLEMAN, of Plymouth, to Miss Minnie STRADLEY, of this city, occurred at the residence of the bride's parents Thursday evening. . . . The bride is the daughter of Charles J. STRADLEY. . . Rev. W. R. MICHAELS of the M.E. church at Lafayette . . . will make their home at Plymouth. . . . [guests listed] . . . .

At the home of Mr. O. C. SMITH, sister of the bride, Wednesday evening, Mach 28th, 1883, by Rev. A. M. WORK, Mr. Benton ESSIG, of Miami Co., Ind., was united in marriage with Miss Jennie BERLIN. Mr. Essig is a prosperous young farmer and a successful school teacher. Miss Berlin is well known in Rochester society, and Mrs. Essig, is followed to her new home with many kind wishes. . . .

Last week Mr. Abraham GRINDLE, of Henry township, received the startling intelligence from the far West that his son, John B. GRINDLE, had died a horrible death in Colorado. . . . He was about 26 years of age, full of life and vigor . . .he and a young companion started on foot . . . to go to the Johnny Bull mine. Provided with snow shoes they set out on the perilous undertaking. [his companion went ahead to find a suitable camp ground, since young Grindle had not fully recovered from an illness] Failing to arrive he went back on the trail in search of his companion . . . It was eight days after that time when the body of Grindle was discovered in the snow. . . . .

Infant child of Mr. John CUMINS died recently; congestion of the lungs.
The funeral of Albert FENSTERMAKER will be preached at Black Oak school house April 8th, 1883, half past ten o'clock. (Black Oak items)

Trains on the C. & A. will be run by COLUMBUS time which is about twenty minutes faster than Chicago time. Next Monday Mr. WOLF will set his regulator up to Columbus time and henceforth that time will govern this community.

Mr. G. A. COFFIN will start for Dakota in a few days where he will make his future home for a time. He has taken a homestead. . . .

Mrs. W. H. MATTINGLY, her mother and adopted son, started for Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Mr. Mattingly being engaged in one of departments of the Government . . . .

The survey of the new ROCHESTER and ST. LOUIS railroad will begin next week.

Mr. J. W. BRANTHOFFER, the juryman against whom complaint has been made as an unqualified juror that assisted in finding a life sentence of imprisonment against the Italian, charged with the murder of Wm. IRVIN, is restless under the comments of the Sentinel on his case, and thinks that great injustice has been done him. . . .

Saturday, April 7, 1883

Mrs. E. T. HARTLEY, of Lincoln, Nebraska, sister of our townsman D. W. LYON, is in the city visiting among her friends. From here she will go to Ohio to visit relatives.

Mr. D. S. HOLMAN has become a citizen of Rochester. . . from Frankfort . . . . attorney. . . .

O. C. SMITH has been awarded the work of transferring goods from one depot to the other. He has a big job on hand but with his energy and his Grant and Greeley mules he will be equal to the emergency.

John ROBBINS, of Richland township, is another juror in the IRVIN-POURCIELLO murder case against whom affidavits have been filed charging him with having expressed opinions relative to the guilt of the prisoner prior to his accepting a place on the jury . . .

Father Adrain FOOTE passed the 96th mile stone on his journey of life last Monday. . .

The first PASSENGER TRAIN over the CHICAGO & ATLANTIC into Rochester from the east on last Monday morning promptly at 8:30, on schedule time. The train consisted of engine number 28, handled by Cal LINES, a baggage car, a combination coach and a first-class passenger coach. The train was in charge of Andy VARNES as Conductor. The start was made from Huntington and by the time the train reached this point it was comfortably crowded with passengers, many of whom were Akron citizens . . . At this place quite a number boarded the train for Chicago . . . . . . . .

[SHEPHERD, DENISTON & CAFFYN selected to construct elevators at Akron and Leiters Ford] . . . . .

Twin boys, weighing six and seven pounds, respectively, made their appearance at the residence of Ancil BRYANT, seven miles east of town, on last Monday, but unhappily, as ill fate would have it, they were not permitted to grow up to manhood together. The largest, and seemingly the healthiest child, died yesterday.

Catharine ARZNER, of this county, and Peter RICHARD, of Marshall county, were married at Plymouth, Tuesday April 3rd. . . . at the house of the bridegroom, about four miles southwest of Plymouth. The bride is the youngest sister of Mrs. V. ZIMMERMAN and Mrs. Solomon WAGNER, who attended the wedding.

Married:- Mr. George RENTSCHLER to Miss Lettie LUDWIG by Esq. PACKARD, at the bride's parents on the 15th of March, 1883. . . (Fulton item)
Died:- Mr. COOK, of this place, died Tuesday, March 25th, '83, with dropsy of the heart and was well up in years and has been a citizen of Fulton a long time. [George COOK, April 13, 1811 - March 27, 1883, at age 71y-11m-14d; Rachel, wife of G. Cook, ----- (not readable); bur Fulton cem]

Saturday, April 14, 1883

Mrs. George NUGENT who went to Cincinnati a few months ago for treatment for a cancer, died in that city last Sunday morning.
Mr. Wm. LUCAS and J. F. SAXON took the first passenger train that passed through the Ford. They went as far as Monterey and returned on the next train. (Leiters Ford item)

Thursday night there was quite a colony started for Wisconsin. . . . Willis GLAZE and family, Lon. GLAZE and family. (-----) WYKOFF and family, (-----) BAKER and family, Eli LAWRENCE and Mrs. ADAMS, . . . total of about twenty persons. . .

Married:- Tuesday evening. . . Mr. Albert BITTERS to Miss Emma SHELTON. . . the bride is a modest and pleasant young lady of whom none speak except in praise. The groom is the nephew of the editor. He is the foreman of the Sentinel job department. . .
-At about the same hour on the same evening there was a quiet wedding took place at the residence of Dr. WIRT, on south Jefferson street, the parties to the contract being Mr. F. K. KENDRICK and Miss Addie WIRT . . . no one present but the members of the Wirt family. . . . This is the third time that Mr. Kendrick has got his neck in the matrimonial noose. His bride is the daughter of Dr. Wirt, who formerly resided at Argos. . . .
-At the residence of the bride's parents - Mr. and Mrs. D. W. LYON - in this city, April 12th, 1883, . . . Mr. Marion C. REITER was united in marriage with Miss Anna Estella LYON. . . [guests listed] . . . in a few days "to be at home" in Rochester . . . .
-At the parsonage of Grace M.E. church, . . . April 7, 1883, Mr. Orlando COLLINS to Miss Margaret L. MOW, all of Rochester, Ind.

Mr. Peter WEAVER and wife, near Green Oak, jointly celebrated their 67th and 59th birthdays, respectively, on Friday of last week. . . .

Died:- April 8th, Charles FINLEY, son of Melvin and M. J. FINLEY, aged four years and six months. Little Charley, though but four years old, had found his way into other hearts besides those of his fond parents. To know Charley was to love him. He leaves a father and mother and sister to mourn his early departure. But little Charley did not die. He said to his friends, "Good bye; I am going away." Funeral services at the Baptist church conducted by Rev. E. J. DELP.

This is an "off year." Another Democrat has registered at the residence of Dr. C. F. HARTER. The doctor's family is now complete.

Perhaps it would be a little interesting to the readers of the Sentinel to know where BIG FOOT is located and to learn the population. BIG FOOT lies 10 miles northeast of Rochester, 4-1/2 miles west of Sevastopol, 4 miles southeast of Bloomingsburg, 9 miles northwest of Akron. He have no R.R. but one is talked of; population is about 30. It has one store, postoffice, and doctor office. We want a blacksmith and a shoemaker yet.

Saturday, April 21, 1883

It was quite a surprise when word reached here that A. STRONG, a dry goods merchant and hotel keeper at Akron had gone down in the financial storm. Mr. Strong was considered financially sound. He has been a citizen of Akron for many years and has ever been an honest, industrious and hard working man. For years he conducted a large blacksmith, wagon and carriage shop and while thus engaged he prospered, but from present indications he has not done so well since engaging in the dry goods trade. He built a large new store room and filled it with goods. . . . His creditors are swarming around clamoring for their dues. . . It is stated that he has made Dr. Dan TERRY, of Silver Lake, a preferred creditor and that his mortgage covers all the property. . . .

ANOTHER NEWSPAPER CORPSE. A few weeks ago R. H. CHANDLER . . . purchased a complete newspaper outfit and established his son as editor and proprietor . . . succeeded in issuing three copies of the ROCHESTER SUNDAY EXPONENT. . . [the son then left with his wife] . . . That week there was no Exponent issued. The following week two tramp printers . . . brought forth the ROCHESTER SATURDAY TIMES. . . The Exponent and Times are both dead. The type and presses have been boxed and stored away in a barn in the south end of town. . . .

Married:- At the Presbyterian parsonage, by Rev. A. M. WORK, April 17th, Mr. John W. SUTHERLIN to Mrs. Ellen HIGHWAY; both of Bloomingsburt, Ind.

David KIMBALL, is in a critical condition with frozen foot. Gangrene set in last week. Dr. ROBBINS, of Rochester, came for the purpose of amputating the foot but the old gentleman was not able to stand the operation. He is eighty-seven years old.

Levi POWNALL is proud of his new boy.

Little Walter [BARKMAN], a two-year-old son and youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac BARKMAN, of Newcastle township, died of lung fever April 18th. The remains were taken to the Hamlet cemetery for burial the following day. The sympathy of the surrounding neighborhood is with the afflicted parents.

COUP's old show that went to financial ruin in Michigan, last year, is at Peru, owned by BEN WALLACE & CO. It is said it will take the road about the 14th of May and give its second performance of the season at this place on the 15th.
JOHN ROBINSON and his mammoth menagerie and CIRCUS is coming Thursday, May 10th.

The funeral of Daisy Belle [MUSSER], daughter of Elias H. and Sarah J. MUSSER, will take place this afternoon, at 2 o'clock from the M.E. church.

Died, April 15th, Ollie BLACKETER, daughter of Joshua BLACKETER, aged 15 years. Funeral service at the Green Oak church conducted by Rev. E. J. DELP.

Mrs. Credila DUNKEN, who stopped in this settlement a year ago on her way to Missouri to see her children, is on her way to her home in Coshocton, Ohio, and her sister, Sarah COPLEN, accompanies her to see her father. (Big Foot item)

Saturday, April 28, 1883

[M. WILE and A. T. RICHTER have purchased CHAPIN's Store from J. S. CHAPIN]

The large GRAVEL BANK - eight acres near Hoover Station - has been moved about 40 miles eastward for ballasting purposes. Up to date 30,000 car loads have been hauled out of this one pit. The gravel gang will operate next at the Akron pit.

Mrs. Peter MILLER, of Germany, Richland township, died yesterday, of consumption. The funeral will take place tomorrow (Sunday) at the Germany church, funeral services by Rev. PLANTZ.

A quiet wedding occurred at the residence of Uncle Jesse SHIELDS Wednesday morning of this week at 11 o'clock, the parties to the contract being Mr. J. Q. BARCUS and Miss Metta SHIELDS, both of Rochester. . . Mr. Barcus is one of Rochester's bright and intelligent business men, engaged in life insurance. His bride is a most estimable young lady of whom none speak but in praise. . .

Saturday, May 5, 1883

Daniel DAUGHERTY of this city, died of consumption, April 3rd. The remains were buried at the Hoover cemetery on Tuesday, Rev. Noah HEETER preaching the funeral sermon.

We learn since our last writing that Louis NORRIS has been made happy once more because it is a bouncing boy.

We understand that P[eter] W. BUSENBURG, late of Arkansas, and Miss [Amanda J.] BAILEY, were married at Esq. WOODS the other evening.

Saturday, May 12, 1883

L. M. SHELTON, the township trustee, is happy over the advent of a baby at his house. Its sex is such that it will never take the official robes of its father.

Elijah NEFF is in Washington looking after an improvement he has made in a patent car coupler and endeavoring to get a patent on his improvement. . . . .

Mr. and Mrs. Charles REED, near Bloomingsburg, mourn the oss of a one-year-old child which died Monday, May 7th.

Twin babies made their appearance at the residence of Oliver ESHELMAN six miles east of town on last Saturday. They lived but a few hours and were buried on Sunday.

Something of a sensation was created in social circles Thursday evening by the arrest of James F. JOHNSON on a charge of bastardy preferred by Miss Carolina KEELY, youngest daughter of James KEELY. Johnson is a young man who has spent much of his time in this county for the past two years as an agent for fruit trees . . . the father accepted $100 and gave Johnson an indemnifying bond, securing him against any loss by prosecution of the case. . . Mr. Samuel KEELY, brother of the girl, . . . would not suffer that kind of settlement [and caused the arrest to be made] . . .

This community was wholly unprepared for the great mental shock it received last Tuesday morning when a flash over the wires brought the sad intelligence that Mrs. Josephine (ELAM) CAFFYN, wife of our townsman and ex-Auditor of Fulton county, Charles W. CAFFYN, had died very suddenly at one o'clock that morning at Hot Springs, Ark. A few weeks ago the deceased, in company with her mother, Mrs. ELAM, who has been a rheumatic invalid for a long time, and her sister, Mrs. James T. GAINER, who has been in feeble health fo years, went to the Springs for the benefit of the latter named persons' health. Mrs. Caffyn was in ordinary good health and had no object in going except as an escort and protector for her sick mother and sister. In fact she had no desire to go and much preferred to remain at home, but her love for her dearest relatives outweighed all considerations for her own comfort and pleasure, and she accompanied them thither. During her absence she wrote many encouraging letters to her husband and friends, informing them of her own good health and the gradual improvement of her mother and sister. They had about remained their allotted time and named the day for their return to their Rochester home. The husband and friends here were making preparations for their reception whan a dispatch was received about 9 o'clock Tuesday morning announcing the death of the only robust and healthy one of the trio. It was a severe blow to Mr. Caffyn but he bore it like a philosopher and managed to well conceal the deep grief that was wringing his heart. He and Mr. Gainer at once set out for St. Louis, having previously sent word to meet them with the body at that city. On Thursday evening the late train brought home the corpse and the mourning friends. They were met at the depot and escorted to the Caffyn residence on Jefferson street, the home from whence the deceased had but a few weeks before departed in perfect health.
The funeral service took place from the family residence yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock and was largely attended by the many friends of the deceased and her family. Rev. A. M. WORK of the Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. R. D. UTTER of the M.E. church, conducted brief but very appropriate religious services, after which the interment was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Mrs. Josephine Caffyn was the beloved wife of Charles W. Caffyn, and daughter of John and Elizabeth ELAM. She was born in this county January 14th, 1844 and died May 8th, 1883, aghed 39 years, 3 months and 24 days. She was married to her now heart-broken husband May 8th, 1866. By a strange coincidence the date of their marriage and the time of her death occurred on the same day of the same month with an intervening period of just seventeen years of domestic love, joy and happiness. They were blessed with two children, one of whom died in infancy, the other, Miss May [CAFFYN], remains to comfort her sorrowing father. Mrs. Caffyn was a most exemplary woman in all her relations of life. None knew her but to love and respect her. Society has lost one of its most valued members, and the husband will ever miss his true, devoted and loving wife. In his sad affliction, made most painful by the circumstances of her death away from home, almost wholly among strangers, he has the sympathy of all.

Sarah Jane MILLIZER, daughter of John ANDERSON, deceased, and Sally ANDERSON, was born Feb. 18th, 1858; was married to Jasper MILLIZER, Dec. 28th, 1875; died May 6th, 1883, aged 27 years, 3 months and 10 days. Her last sickness was brief and severe. Along with her husband and brother, she attended service at the M.E. church in Kewanna on Sabbath morning, April 29th, and in the evening of the same day was taken with a chill, after which she continued to grow worse until the evening of the next Sabbath, when she quietly breathed her last at ten minutes past eleven. Her disease was something like congestion of the lungs. Sister Millizer was converted and united with the Methodist Episcopal church about twelve years ago, under the pastorate of U. T. JONES, since time she has lived a consistent christian life loved and respected by all who knew her. Her last words, as if catching a glimpse of the coming grandeur, were "Glory Hallelujah." She leaves behind an aged mother, her husband, two small children, brothers, two sisters, and a large circle of relatives to mourn her untimely departure. A long procession followed her remains from her home near Kewanna to the German Reform church near Bruce's Lake, where funeral services were conducted by the writer, May 7th, at 3 p.m., after which we laid her body to rest in the Lake cemetery in blessed hope of a better resurrection. -R.H.S.

Married, May 6th, 1883, at the parsonage of Grace M.E. Church, by Rev. R. D. UTTER, Mr. R. Percy CROLIOUS, of New York City, N.Y., to Miss Martha St.John SWALLOW, of Marshtown, Fulton Co., Indiana.
The above is a marriage notice of the ordinary kind - a presentation of the facts as they occurred, but there is an undercurrent to this wedding that nas not yet come to the surface to enable us to give details. The groom is supposed to be a theatrical man who appeared on the stage in this place only a few months ago. The bride is said to be a young lady of Plymouth or Warsaw who was smitten with his charms and determined to marry him contrary to the wishes of her parents. The representation made that she resides at Marshtown, this county, is evidently untrue and was made for the purpose of procuring the license. The full particulars may yet be developed.

The Sentinel neglected at the time of its occurrence to note the fact of the wedding of Mr. P[eter] M. BUCHANAN and Miss Maggie RICHESON. Their marriage took place at the residence of the bride's parents, near New Waverly, Cass county, on the 15th of last month. . . . .

The new hall which is building over ROBBINS' store at Green Oak, will be occupied by the I.O.O.F.'s. as a lodge and will be dedicated publicly as soon as completed.
Ormis COLLINS and wife have agreed to travel different paths henceforth through life. He to seek his fortune in the West while she will take up her abode in Macy. . .
It's a boy, by the eternal - Joe SMITH. (Liberty items)

[Surprise party for] Mrs. Agnes BOWMAN last Wednesday, her 26th birthday. . . (Wagoner item)

Mr. Perry STEWARD, who has been living with his grandparents, RICHARDS, died on last Monday morning. Consumption was the cause of his death. Young Steward was well and favorably known in this vicinity and the citizens sympathize with the bereaved friends of the deceased.

Mr. Leonard FIKE, one of the pioneers of Fulton county, died on last Monday afternoon of heart disease. Mr. Fike had been complaining for some months past but was able to walk about and oversee his domestic affairs as usual up till within a few minutes before his death, when he was taken with an attack of heart disease, which ended in death before any medical aid could reach him. Mr. Fike was one of the first settlers of Fulton county, having lived here some forty years. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. E. GIFT, of Rochester. The Rev. gentleman's manner of conducting funerals is worthy the commendation of the public in general. (Leiters Ford item)

Saturday, May 19, 1883

Married:- At Lafayette, Tuesday, May 15th, 1883, at the residence of the bride's parents, by Rev. H. A. BUCHTEL, of Trinity church, Dr. F. P. BITTERS, of Rensselaer, was united in marriage with Miss Anna M. STOCKTON, daughter [of] Mr. W. S. STOCKTON. The groom is a nephew of the writer and is well known throughout this county. For several years he has been practicing medicine at Rensselaer and stands at the head in his profession. . . . . .

Henry BEELER, of Richland township, died of lung fever, May 15th, aged 23 years. Deceased had been deprived of paternal guidance for several years, yet he was one of the most exemplary young men in Richland township. Devoid of bad habits, he was industrious and economical, and had already saved up considerable money and property. Henry was highly esteemed and will be greatly missed by the entire neighborhood.

A two-month old child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank KOCHENDERFER, five miles south of town, died very suddenly May 16th. Strangulation seemed to be the cause of the little one's death.

N. F. CORNELIUS, of Van Buren, Arkansas, was here visiting his brother, A. D. CORNELIUS. In 1865 he was in the dry goods business here, and in 1866 he emigrated to Arkansas where he has been successfully engaged in the general merchandise business ever since.

John HOLENBOCK, formerly of this place, died the 12th of this month with lung fever. (Blue Grass item)

Saturday, May 26, 1883

Another PLANK has been added to the family structure of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. K. PLANK. It is a girl, one week old today.

Mr. J. P. MYERS is still doing a successful business in disposing of territory for his patent washing machine. He has recently made some trades on which he realized handsomely. The machine is a great success and captivates the attention of ladies wherever introduced.

Jesse JESSEN is now at Swazee, Grant Co., this State, supervising the frame work of his new gristmill. The citizens of that town and surrounding country some time ago offered to furnish Mr. Jessen the ground and build a good and suitable building for a gristmill, he he would put in the necessary machinery and run it. The offer was accepted . . . .

Henry JOHNSON and family arrived here last Tuesday. Many of the Rochester boys will remember Henry. He first emigrated to America when but a mere boy, arriving at Rochester in 1866. For several years he was employed at the store of J. F. FROMM, and in 1872 he returned to the Fatherland. . . . he has brought with him a wife and five children. . . Rochester his future home.

[Contemplated extension of the CANADA SOUTHERN RAILROAD from Fayette, Ohio to Rochester. . . corps of engineers started at Fayette, and is now in Newcastle twp, hoping to reach Rochester next Monday or Tuesday]

An eight pou nd boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. J. P. MYERS, last evening.

Maggie WOODCOX died at the residence of her brother, Ulrich WOODCOX, five miles west of town, May 22nd. Deceased was about 20 years old and her disease was consumption.

George ALSPAUGH, of Henry township, died May 21st. Consumption carried him to an early grave.

Mrs. John [F.] [Flora E. WHITTENBERGER] BURCH, near Millark, died of consumption, May 19th. Deceased was the daughter of Wm. WHITTENBERGER, Esq.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert AITKIN celebrated the 50th anniversary of their wedding last Thursday (May 24th) at their home in Fulton, this county.
Assisted by their daughters, Mrs. Frank RANNELLS, of Logansport, Mrs. Jacob RANNELLS, of Perrysburg, and Mrs. Dr. O. P. WAITE, of Rochester, they left nothing undone that would accrue to the comfort of their guests.
Married in auld Scotia, where their child was born - Mrs. Frank Rannells; came to the U.S.A. in 1840, settled in Rochester, Ind., shortly after that date; afterwards lived in Logansport, Ind., for a short time, then came to Fulton in 1850, where they have resided ever since. . . . Of all people, the Scotch know best how to be dignified in social life, without being formal. . . . . . . . .

Died May 5th, an infant daughter of Adam and Mary GRUBE, aged three months and three days. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. SAUNDERS after which the remains were deposited in the Kewanna cemetery. (Prairie Grove item)

The bridge crossing the river on the VANDALIA line was shipped over the C. & A. from Huntington to this place. (Leiters Ford item)

Saturday, June 2, 1883

Stephen PYLE War 1812, Va. Troops
Robert WYLIE War 1812, Va. Troops
A. J. HOLMES War 1848
U. S. WEIRRICK War 1848
Henry ANDERSON Co. C, 150 Ind. Infty.
Jacob BARRETT Co. A, 155 Ind. Infty.
Charles BRACKETT 9th Illinois Cavalry
Joseph W. BEEBER Co. F, 87th Ind. Infty.
Palmer COLLINS Co. F, "
Jonathan CLAY Co. F, "
John CRIPE Co. F, "
David MOW Co. F, "
Benj. B. PATTON Co. F, "
Geo. W. TRUSLOW Co. F, "
Chas. COCHRAN Co. C, "
James GRAHAM Co. D, "
R. W. CHERRY Co. D, "
H. F. CARTWRIGHT Co. I, 5th Ind. Cavalry
J. H. HOOVER 4th
Christian NEWHOUSE "
John MACKEY Co. D, 29th Ind. Infty
John ROUCH Co. A, 26th Ind. Infty
Adolphus PARKER Co. C, 26th Ind. Infty
Comrades - WOLF and Robt. MARTIN, unknown

Died:- Adam BRUMM, near Tiosa, died May 31st, aged 66 years. Deceased was born at the Duchey of Nassau, Germany, immigrated to America about 30 years ago and was a resident of Fulton Co for over 25 years. The remains were taken to the Lutheran cemetery, near Bloomingsburg, for burial, yesterday. Rev. GIFT, of Rochester, preached the funeral sermon.

James MAHAFFEY, a resident of Cass county, was found dead in bed yesterday morning at the residence of Henry OLIVER, on the Michigan road, five miles south of Rochester. Deceased was a relative of Andrew CORBET, of Rochester, who procured the funeral outfit and had the remains conveyed to the home of the deceased in Cass county. He was about 35 years old. It is supposed he died in an epileptic fit.

Richard SURGUY, a very worthy gentleman living across the river in Richland township, has been showing signs of insanity for nearly two years. Within the past few weeks his mind gave entirely away . . . to cause his wife and friends to fear for their safety. . . . He will probably be taken to the asylum at Indianapolis.

Saturday, June 9, 1883

George EDWARDS, formerly of this place, but lately of LaPorte, is now located at Niles, Michigan, as first clerk in the Pike Hotel of that city. . .

John GOLINGHORST, who was employed by L. R. LINKENHELT, at South Bend for the past year, has returned to Rochester again with a view of remaining here permanently. John reports that Mr. Linkenhelt met with considerable loss by the burning of his establishment and the entire contents therein.

Cyrus ANDERSON is evidently making good use of his pension money. He just returned from Limestone county, Alabama, where he took up a homestead.

Henry FROMM, oldest son of Hon. J. F. FROMM, deceased, concluded to return to America, his native country. He left Germany May 20th, on the steamer, Rhine, and arrived at New York, June 2nd, and at Rochester June 4th. His mother, now Mrs. SCHOELERMAN, and family will likely remain in Germany permanently. . . . .

For many years the MILLARK flouring mill has had the reputation of making the best flour in the country. During the floods a few months ago the dam went out and the mill was forced to suspend operations, but that has been rebuilt, and the mill, now under the management of Jacob FEECE, is turning out a superior quality of flour, and giving those who patronize it the best of satisfaction.

A rather quiet wedding took place at the residence of Mr. LAWSON in this city on Tuesday evening, the parties being Mr. Talbot SHORE and Miss Allie LACKEY. Elder LANE of the Adventist church officiating . . .

The livery stable owned by Mr. C. C. SHELDON at his death, was sold this week to Mr. STANTON, of Valparaiso, who took possession of the same on Wednesday. Mr. Stanton is a brother-in-law to Mr. A. C. SHEPHERD.

Last Monday there was a very agreeable surprise party at the house of Taylor JEFFRIES, all on account of his wife, Sarah JEFFRIES, being fifty years old. . . .

Died:- Grandmother PATENT, an old lady of this place, passed from this to a better land last Monday about 10 o'clock a.m. She was buried last Wednesday. (Fulton item)

Saturday, June 16, 1883

Mr. Hiram WAGONER, a highly respected and valued citizen of Aubbeenaubbee township, died at his home on last Monday morning from spinal affection.

A. C. COOK has returned from his trip to Wisconsin and is so well pleased with that portion of the country he visited that he will remove with his family to Barron county within the next few weeks.

Miss Grace HORTON, daughter of Ed. HORTON, of Bluffton, is visiting her grand-ma, Mrs. Dr. HECTOR.

On last Tuesday evening for the first time the welcome notes of the locomotive whistle was heard in Kewanna and vicinity. . . The VANDALIA extension is now completed to Kewanna.

Through the instrumentality and efforts of Hugh BOWMAN, Esq., one of the oldest, most prominent and best informed ODD FELLOWS in the State, a large organization was established at GREEN OAK, this county, on last Tuesday evening. [officers]: C. C. JOHNSON; A. C. NORRIS; J. R. MILLER; I. N. JONES; (-----) NEWCOMB. . . .A large commodious hall having been ppreviously built and furnished. . . .

An EMIGRANT TRAIN consisting of twelve coaches containing nine hundred people passed over the C. & A. railroad on last Wednesday evening enroute for the great Northwest.

Billy IRVIN is dead and buried. He was most foully murdered, but Marshall county juries say that nobody is legally responsible for it.

On Sunday, the 17th, the first THROUGH TRAIN from Chicago to New York will pass over the C. & A. The train is now in the Chicago Exposition Building subject to inspection. It consists of Pullman Palace coaches and dining cars, all with paper wheels [sic] . . . .

A little child of Mr. and Mrs. I. W. GIBERSON aged ten weeks died on last Friday. (Leiters Ford item)

Another old citizen gone. Mr. Hiram WAGONER died on Monday, the 11 inst. Mr. Wagoner was born in Perry county, Ohio, Dec. 16th, 1827 and died June 11th, 1883, aged 55 years five months and 25 days. He emigrated with his parents from the State of Ohio to Indiana in an early day. The exact dates of his marriage &c., we were unable to learn, but when a young man he was joined in marriage to Miss Sarah A. OVERMYER who preceded him to the spirit world some four years ago. The fruits of their marriage were seven children, five of whom together with an aged mother and an only sister remain to mourn his death. Mr. Wagoner was a very devout christian, being a member of the Evangelical association for many years. He was ever ready to discharge his duty as a christian and also to his fellow man. In Mr. Wagoner the mother has lost an effectionate son, the sister a loving brother, the children a kind and indulgent father and the community a highly esteemed worthy citizen who sympathize with the grief stricken family in their bereavement. The funeral service was preached at the church by Rev. DELP, of Marmont, assisted by Rev. A. V. HOUSE and Rev. A. E. GIFT, of Rochester. A very large concourse of people followed his remains to its final resting place. (Leiters Ford item)

Saturday, June 23, 1883

Two weeks ago mention was made of Richard SURGUY, a worthy citizen of Richland township, who was so unfortunate as to become deranged in mind. His friends hoping to improve his mental condition, made application for his reception and treatment at the asylum for the insane, at Indianapolis. They were successful in the application and got him into the asylum, but he grew rapidly worse and at the end of a week, died. His remains were returned to this place last Saturday and from here taken to Richland township for burial.

John B. DAVIDSON went to Chicago Tuesday morning from whence he went to Washington Territory, where he expects to make his future home. His brother, Clint [DAVIDSON], is in that portion of the country and he expects to join him and engage in the practice of law. . . .

Billy BACON kicks the beam at 450 and his latest girl at 10-1/2. A "set 'em up" is due from Billy.
Jim FIKE is slightly in the hotel biz., and his last boarder registered two weeks back. It's a boy and asks for a chew. (Wagoner items)

Married:- Monday morning June 18, 1883, by Rev. R. D. UTTER, at the residence of Deputy Sheriff WALLACE, in this city, Mr. Lewis BAMMERLIN to Miss [Sarah] ROYER. Both of Akron, Ind.

Two weeks ago mention was made of Richard SURGUY, a worthy citizen of Richland township, who was so unfortunate as to become deranged in mind. . . [taken to] Indianapolis . . . asylum, but he grew rapidly worse and at the end of a week, died. His remains were returned to this place last Saturday and from here taken to Richland township for burial.

John B. DAVIDSON went to Chicago Tuesday morning from whence he went to Washington Territory, where he expects to make his future home. His brother, Clint [DAVIDSON], is in that portion of the country and he expects to join him and engage in the practice of law. . . .

A. W. RADER . . . His parents reside in Henry township. . . He holds a responsible and lucrative position in a Cincinnati publishing house. He is married and his wife is now visiting her new relatives in this county.

Married:- Saturday evening, June 16th, 1883, at 8:30 p.m., occurred the marriage of Thomas J. PARKER and Miss Laura J. HASLETT, both of Rochester. The ceremony was performed by Rev. L. S. FISHER, of the Evangelical church, at the bride's residence . . .

Tuesday morning of this week a telegram was received by Jacob STAHL announcing the death, by drowning, of Mrs. STAHL, wife of his son, Will STAHL, at Peoria, Illinois. . . The Peoria Freeman published the following details of the sad event:
W. L. STAHL, a switchman in the P. & P. U. yards, and his wife, to whom he had been married but four months, went out boat riding yesterday afternoon . . .[the boat capsized - all assistance of no avail]. A dispatch was sent to the parents of Mrs. Stahl, who live in Monticello, Illinois, advising them of the accident.
Will . . . left Rochester . . . nearly two years ago . . . .

Saturday, June 30, 1883

Sheriff BUTLER was notified to go to Indianapolis early this week to return to his home Mr. Nathan BIBLER from the insane asylum of which institution he has been an inmate for nearly eleven years. During that time there has been but a slight, if any, improvement made in his mental condition. He returns to find that during his absence his wife has procured a divorce from him, been re-married and is the mother of two or more children. . . [Nathan BIBLER m. Catharine E. SLICK April 12, 1866; Catherine E. BIBLER m. Andrew J. GELBAUGH, March 3, 1881, per Fulton Co Ind M.R.]

Jeff PFAFF, formerly a citizen of Rochester, now a "drummer" for an Indianapolis wholesale house, was in the city a day or two this week. His family is located at Tipton.

Will STAHL, the young man who was so unfortunate in losing his wife by drowning at Peoria, Illinois, a report of which was published last week, came home yesterday to spend a few days with his parents at this place. . . .

Died: June 22nd, 1883, at the residence of Mr. McBRIDE, 2-1/2 miles southwest of Rochester, Mrs. Ann BALDWIN, aged 69 years, 3 months and 13 days. The deceased was a sister of Mrs. McBRIDE and of Mr. Wm. OSBORN, who, with other relations here and elsewhere, mourn her loss. She was a worthy Christian woman, for many years a member of the M.E. church. Funeral services were held Sunday, 24th, inst. at the Jordan church in Marshall county.

Hiram WAGONER, was born Dec. 16th, 1827, and died near Leiters Ford, Fulton Co., Ind., June 11th, 1883, aged 55 years, 5 months and twenty-five days. February 11th, 1849, he was married to Sarah Ann OVERMYER, which union was blessed with seven children. His wife and two children preceded him to the spirit world. Bro. Wagoner was converted about twenty-seven years ago joined the Evangelical Association and remained faithful until death. He leaves an aged mother, one sister and five sons and daughters to mourn his departure. In Bro. Wagoner the church has lost a pillar and the community a good neighbor. Funeral by the writer, as Pastor of the Evangelical Association, assisted by Rev. H. E. OVERMYER, of Mishawaka circuit, and Revs. GIFT and HOUSE, of Rochester, Ind. -- B. F. DILL.

Married:- William H. SHOEMAKER and Ellen SHIREMAN were united in the holy bonds of matrimony on last Sunday at Rev. Abner WOOD's, he officiating, at 3 p.m. . . .

Old mother BIDDINGER had her only cow killed by the cars on Monday of this week. (Leiters Ford item)

Milton BYBEE and his wife have unyoked, because, as she claims, he fails to provide.
Mr. Wm. NICHOLS, from some cause has tired of her husband and packed her wardrobe and gone to her father's house. . . (Bloomingsburg items)

Saturday, July 7, 1883

The Victor Washing Machine. . . Our townsman, J. P. MYERS, the patentee, has a proposition to establish a large factory for the manufacture of the machine at a point not far distant from Rochester. . . . .

From the Winamac Journal we learn that Will REX, of this city, was married at that place last week to Miss Amelia SCOTT of that county.

Rev. Jacob WHITTENBERGER bought the Charles E. GLASS property last week and presented it to his daughter, wife of L. M. NOYER, of the Republican . . .

Miss Sarah LINE died in this city at about five o'clock Thursday evening. She was the daughter of Samuel LINE, and sister of Willis LINE, tombstone men, both well known throughout this county. She had been in poor health for some time, but during the past week she failed rapidly and passed away at the time stated. Her disease was pymea, or blood poisoning. Miss Line was born in Wayne township, this county, September 21st, 1845, and was at her death 37 years, 10 months and 14 days old. She always resided in this county and ever made her home under the parental roof. Sallie, for by that familiar name she was so well known, was a modest and devoutly christian lady. . . She mingled but little with the world aside from her religious duties. . . Her funeral took place yesterday from the Baptist church and her remains were deposited in the Citizens cemetery beside those of her mother who preceded her to the unknown world a few years ago.

A man by the name of Wm. BRIGHT came to Wm. NICHOLS' house, Saturday, 23rd, and quietly loaded, on several wagons, all of Mr. Nichols' household furniture, and with his wife, Mrs. NICHOLS, driving the wagons, cow and hogs to her former home, all without the consent or even knowledge of it by Mr. Nichols. . . . (Bloomingsburg item)

Jim BLACKETER's household is blessed with a girl baby.
John ZOLMAN buried an infant son on Saturday and the mother is lying at the point of death. (Wagoner items)

Saturday, July 14, 1883 and Saturday, July 21, 1883

Michael INGLEMAN celebrated the 4th by taking . . . a wife. .

Mrs. BENJAMIN, an aged lady, died in Washington recently. She was the mother-in-law of Wm. H. MATTINGLY and was well known here by her many years residence.

Married:- At the residence of the bride's father, Rev. A. E. BABCOCK, July 17th, by the Rev. E. J. DELP, Mr. Arthur K. STURGEON to Miss Viola S. BABCOCK.

Len DOWNS is now ready to do a land office business at his new eating house, located near the C. & A. depot. . .

Mr. M. H. WALTER, a prominent farmer of Union township, died of consumption and was buried on Wednesday.

Married:- At the residence of Squire Thomas barker, on the 8th inst., Hiram HEISER, of Wayne township to a Miss [Mary A.] BOLLES, of Kewanna.

Mrs. WHALON, wife of our assessor, is not expected to survive long. Disease, consumption.

Saturday, July 28, 1883

A three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank KINDIG, of Deedsville, Miami county, died yesterday of brain fever. The remains will be brought to Rochester on the train today, and thence to the Nochols cemetery, Kosciusko county, for burial.

Nothing new has developed in the case of John H. BEEBER, charged with robbing the mails. His arrest at Indianapolis was chronicled last week. Since then Mrs. MANN, of this city, sister of Mr. Beeber's wife, went to the city and went upon the bond releasing him from custody. His trial will not occur until in November.

Leroy ROLLINS, of Newcastle township, a young man about 22 years of age, died of brain fever last Sunday. The Rollins family, once composed of hearty and rugged people, are rapidly passing away. Three years ago the father and two brothers of the deceased died of typhoid fever within the space of ten days, and two years ago the mother died of small-pox.

Miss Agnes WALLACE, an intelligent young lady of New York City, daughter of John WALLACE who is a brother of our townsmen, William and Robert WALLACE, is here on a protracted visit among her relatives.

John McKITRICK, four miles west of town, died of consumption last Thursday. He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, McClung Post, which organization took charge of his funeral. The remains were buried at the Odd Fellows cemetery yesterday.

Mr. L. H. TAYLOR and family, of Irvin Station, Pa., are the guests of Mr. John TAYLOR, of this place. L. H. is a brother of John S. and several years ago was a resident of Fulton county. He is now engaged in the furniture and undertaking business at Irvin, Pa.

Died:- Mathew WALTERS, on the 16th day of July, aged 45 years, 7 months and 3 days. The funeral services were conducted on the 18th by Rev. SPARKS which was largely attended at the Prairie Grove church, after which the remains was deposited in the Kewanna cemetery.

Saturday, August 4, 1883

Webb STINSON is the proud father of a little girl that will be a week old tomorrow.

Mr. B. F. SHIELDS has long been a sufferer from throat and lung disease. . . has concluded to try . . . the climate of Dakota . . .

Mr. Wm. H. BYBEE and Miss Mary STOCKBERGER, daughter of Mr. George B. STOCKBERGER, were married at the residence of the bride's parents, in Newcastle township, Wednesday of this week by Rev. A. E. GIFT.

A two-year-old son of Lyman DAUGHERTY, four miles east of town, died of flux and brain fever last Wednesday.

A quiet wedding took place at the residence of county Auditor, J. C. PHILLIPS, Thursday evening of this week, the contracting parties being Mr. C. F. APT and Miss Norma PHILLIPS, both of Kewanna. The bride is the daughter of Mr. Hickman PHILLIPS, of Kewanna. Mr. Apt is attending the Normal at this place. . . Rev. R. D. UTTER was the officiating clergyman.

Saturday, August 11, 1883

[Phillip RISING and John V. ------, of Lancaster, Ohio, agreed to locate in Rochester a hub and spoke factory, the building to be 70 by 100 feet, and machinery with capacity to employ from 20 to 60 hands, provided Rochester citizens give them three acres of ground, and in addition "such sum of money as we shall decide upon."]

[long article about the ROCHESTER WOOLEN MILL burning] The building was a large three-story frame originally built for a flouring mill. For three years past Mr. John TATHAM has been using it as a woolen mill. . . . Nearly all of the manufactured goods were saved, and some of the machinery from the ground floor. . . . . .

Mr. Wm. H. HILLFLICKER and Mrs. Eva HOWELL, both of Kewanna, were married at the residence of County Auditor, J. C. PHILLIPS, last Sunday evening by Rev. A. V. HOUSE.

Soloman KOCH, father-in-law of Joseph LAUER, with his family has removed to his native city, Cincinnati, after a residence of several years in Rochester.

Saturday, August 18, 1883

On Wednesday at high twelve a small party of relatives and friends gathered at the residence of Capt. and [Mrs.] H. C. LONG, in this city, to witness the marriage of their daughter, Luella [LONG], to Mr. Will D. FARLEY, the ceremony being performed by Rev. N. L. LORD.
Mr. Farley is a graduate of Albion college, Mich., and for the past two years has been Superintendent of the North Manchester public schools. His home at present is at Battle Creek, Mich., where he is engaged in the furniture and undertaking business.
Luella is a graduate of the State Normal and for the past two years she has been engaged in the public schools at North Manchester. . . they will go to their home at Battle Creek. . . .

Married: -Saturday evening, Aug. 11, 1883, at the parsonage of the M.E. church, by Rev. R. D. UTTER, Mr. [Daniel] Marion SWINEHART and Miss Carrie [May] PERSCHBACHER, both of Tiosa, Ind.
-Thursday, Aug. 16th, 1883, at the study of Rev. A. E. GIFT, in this city, Mr. Joel STOCKBERGER, of Tiosa, was married to Miss Alma BAIR, of near Argos, Rev. GIFT officiating
. . .
Died:- Yesterday morning a two year old child of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob GERSON, died of congestion of the brain and flux. It is a sore affliction and the bereaved parents have the sympathy of this community.

The town of MACY was surveyed on Tuesday and will be incorporated. Macy is putting on its Sunday clothes. (Wagoner item)

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert D. MASTELLER are the proud parents of a bouncing boy baby.

Johnny BIDDLE, of Pennsylvania, is stopping with Johnny BEMENDERFER, his second cousin. (Wagoner item)

Edward SHILLINGER left these parts for Roann.
Thomas MOGLE can be seen with a smile on his face. After a period of fifteen years, a new born girl has made its appearance at his home. . . (Prairie Grove items)

A large surprise party was given Mart and Betty COOK the first of this month. . . . His age, 73; hers 68. [Gifts from] S. SPOHN, Sid SPOHN, Mollie SPOTTS and Amanda SPOHN. (Wagoner item)

Several deaths have occurred within the past two weeks caused by a disease called flux. The disease appears to be principally among children. The deaths are as follows: Michael SHADLE's child, Charles SHADLE, George WRIGHT, Robert KING, and W. H. VANKIRK have each lost a child with the same disease.
On the 6th inst. a Mr. [Otis C.] BISHOP arrived at this place from Chicago. . . his trunk containing his wedding outfit failed to reach this station at the same time . . . was found in time for the wedding day. The bride was Miss Mary [B.] ANDERSON, of Richland township.
(Leiters Ford items)

[Letter from Great Bend, Kan., Aug. 15th, '83, sgd John P. MYERS] . . . proceeded to my land. I found it to be adjoining John W. and George HUFFMAN and Washington GRAY, all of Fulton Co., Ind. . . . I sold my land to John W. HUFFMAN, for one thousand dollars. . . . I left Wellington at 4 p.m., the 14th, and came here via Newton, to look after a piece of land in this county. . . .

Saturday, August 25, 1883

The funeral of Mr. & Mrs. Jacob GERSON's youngest child took place last Sunday. Rev. A. M. WORK preached the funeral service at the residence.

A. C. KING, of Axtell, Kansas, was in town this week, visiting his brother-in-law, G. W. TIPTON. . .

Those of our citizens who were acquainted with Mr. Ben LINKENHELT, brother of our fellow townsman, L. R. LINKENHELT, will be sorry to learn of his sore affliction. Some time ago he became deranged in mind and was sent to Indianapolis for treatment. His diseased mind was cured but (now) he is totally blind. He resides at Plymouth . . .

A proud a man as Rochester contains is Lyman BRACKETT. On Thursday he became the father of an eleven pound boy. . . He now has a boy and a girl and is perfectly happy.

On Wednesday James R. McCOY and Miss Mary A. GUISE, both of Union township, drove up in front of the residence of Rev. E. J. DELP, of this city, . . . . pronounced husband and wife. . . .

Miss May METZ complained of Milt. MOORE this week and accused him of being the father of her unborn child. The Justice issued his writ and the constable served it which brought Milton to a full realization of the situation. The parties are second cousins and they mutually agreed to compromise the trouble by marrying . . . .

Saturday, September 1, 1883

Wm. McIVOR, of this city has the contract for constructing the bridges that will be required for the Vandalia line between Laka Maxinkuckee and Plymouth . . . .

Mrs. L. M. MONTGOMERY and daughter, Nettie [MONTGOMERY], of Roann, are the guests of Mrs. I. WALKER. They were driven over in a carriage from Roann to this place, Thursday, by her son, A. W. MONTGOMERY. . . .

Mr. C. J. STRADLEY has about all the work he can well attend to as Express Agent in this place. He has to be at six trains on the C. & A. and two on the Wabash each day. . . .

A child of John COLLINS, 7 miles south of Rochester, died of cholera infantum, August 27.

George O'DELL has a dish washer at his house. (Prairie Grove item)

Saturday, September 8, 1883

ANOTHER RAILROAD. -Some parties in Ft. Wayne have got up a scheme to build a railroad from that city to Galesburg, Illinois, to be known as the Ft. WAYNE, PEORIA & GALESBURG RAILWAY . . . It passes through . . . . Gilead, in Miami county and Fulton in this county. . .

[Eliza J. NEWMAN secured divorce from John NEWMAN]

[Freddy BLACKBURN] A little son of Thomas BLACKBURN is suffering from an attack of flux . . . Freddy is a bright little fellow.

A two-year-old daughter of Mr. Matthias PIERCETON, five miles east of Rochester, died Sept. 7. Mr. Pierceton moved from Ohio to this county last spring and settled on the J. B. COOPER farm.

Saturday, September 15, 1883

Hugh McCANN, one of our old friends formerly of Wayne township, now of Boone county, made us a short call this week. . . .

John J. HILL and son are in search for some suitable location for a carriage and blacksmith shop . . . thus far have not found . . . .

The contract for putting up the hub and spoke factory buildings has been let to Jonas MYERS and Richard BETZ . . . Mr. RISING, one of the proprietors, was here this week. . .

Married:- Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, a quiet wedding took place at the residence of Mr. ABRAMS in this city, the parties being Mr. Hyman WOLFE, of Cincinnati, and Miss Carrie LEVI, of this city . . . The bride is a sister of Mrs. ABRAMS, of this place. . .

Mr. Henry D. URBAN and Miss Eva L. VANKIRK, both of this township, were married by Rev. A. V. HOUSE, at his residence, on Wednesday afternoon of this week.

The first born and only child of James BURNS, six and a half miles east of Rochester, died Wednesday, September 12.

Reports have it that David W. BLACKBURN, a well known saw miller and thresherman, near town, very suddenly left these parts for the far West last Monday without extending the usual good-bye to his many friends. In his great haste he omitted the desired settlements of several sacred obligations. His deeds will follow him tough the distance be thousands of miles.

[Mr. and Mrs. Joseph WHITTENBERGER, Henry township, celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary last Monday. They had a family of nine children, all of whom are living]

George, James and Edward BRUGH have gone to Ohio to visit their brother Maj. BRUGH. . . (Leiters Ford item)

Saturday, September 22, 1883

Mr. and Mrs. John FLINN are happy. A bouncing boy. . .

John BLOOM and Frederick TOMAN, both of Liberty township, will start for Switzerland, their native country, next Monday. They expect to be abroad several months.

On Thursday evening the many friends of Sylvester ALSPAUGH greatly surprised him by giving him a 31st birthday party. He lives on the GOSS farm in Liberty township. . . excellent cake that found its way to this office by the hand of Mrs. Geo. GOSS, mother-in-law of the happy Sylvester.

Married:- Edward MERCER and Miss Clara HEFFLEY were married at the residence of the bride's parents, in this city, Thursday evening, by Rev. J. C. REED, the new Methodist minister. . . The bride is a daughter of our townsman, Samuel HEFFLEY and the groom is a son of Thomas MERCER. . . will return to make this their future home.

An accident most sad and deplorable occurred at the residence of Mr. John HAGAN, five miles southwest of town on Wednesday last. The servant girl while making preparations to wash and clean the windows, thoughtlessly placed a bucket of boiling water near to one of the doors outside the house. In the absence of the girl, a bright little daughter of Mr. Hagan, four years of age, unaware of the bucket being placed where it was, in opening and going out of the door apparently, as most children, do stepped backwards and fell into the vessel of boiling water. The little one was frightfully scalded, and though some hopes were first entertained of her recovery, the little sufferer expired amid terrible pain the following day. Mr. & Mrs. Hagan, the grief-stricken parents, have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement. May this be a warning to all who have the care and responsibility of little children never to place any obstacles of danger in their way.

Trains are now running regularly on the VANDALIA extension between Logansport and Marmont.

A two year old daughter of Wm. MERLING, near Leiters Ford, died of cholera infantun, Sept. 18.

A two year old boy, the child of Andrew FELTS, of Richland township, died very suddenly Sept. 18.

Mr. & Mrs. Al. WILLIAMS, of Wayne township, mourn the loss of their only child, which died Sept. 15.

Ed. FARRINGTON was married Thursday evening to a Miss [Rosa B.] CRAVEN, both of this city.

Saturday, September 29, 1883

Billy TRIBBETTS has returned from a visit to his old home in Montgomery county.

Married, in Rochester, Sept. 20, by Rev. E. J. DELP, Mr. William J. DAWSON to Miss Minnie A. MOORE.

Walt STICKLES has gone to Chicago to purchase a job printing outfit which he will locate at the north end of town. . .

Schuyler BARKDOLL has gone to Tiffin, Ohio. . . He is going to make a Buckeye girl his bride and return with her to Rochester.

Green Oak has a wagon maker, John BRUNSON as chief engineer of the factory.

Jim MULLICAN . . . remarked, "It's a boy baby and a bouncer. You bet your bottom dollar it's a Democrat and resembles its pa."

Ike MULLICAN reports that a young Democrat is stopping at his residence. Mr. Mullican's family circle is about complete.

Thursday evening a large party gathered at Manitau Park, on the east side of the lake, at the cottage of Mr. CONDON, to witness the marriage of Mr. Adelbert SEARCH and Miss Dell R. CONDON. The groom is from Racine, Wis., and the bride is a sister to Mr. Condon, the Wabash telegraph operator, and resides at Logansport. They were married by Rev. A. V. HOUSE, and after the ceremony the large party partook of a royal feast prepared at the LAKESIDE HOTEL.

Saturday, October 6, 1883

Married:- In Rochester, Oct. 2nd, by Rev. E. J. DELP, Mr. George ROUCH to Mrs. Susannah STODDARD.

T. A. HOUSE, only brother of Mrs. Del. WARD, is visiting in the city. His home is at Flora, Carroll county, where he is engaged in the wheat business.

Ira MYERS one of the prominent citizens of Peru, but who has been way up in Washington Territory for the past seven months, returned this week and spent a day with his brother, J. P. MYERS, of this city. Ira went to the Pacific coast under direction of the Government to serve as an inspectr of vessels at a port on Puget Sound. . . .

Fay [MYERS], youngest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Henry MYERS, Sr., died in this city Tuesday. The funeral took place from the Presbyterian church Thursday afternoon at two o'clock. Little Fay was four years old and the pet of the household.

Mrs. Nancy BRYANT died at the residence of Mrs. Daniel McINTIRE, her daughter, in Henry township, Wednesday of this week, at the ripe old age of 92 years 4 months and 25 days. Deceased was the mother of Daniel, Hugh, John and Wm. BRYANT, the latter, one of the county commissioners. A funeral procession of friends and relatives a mile in length followed the remains of the aged and respected lady to the Nichols cemetery in Kosciusko county, where her remains were deposited on Thursday.

Saturday, October 13, 1883

Alexander CURTIS is yet in a precarious condition. He lays prostrate at the home of his sister near Hoover's Station.

Miss Helen HOUGHSTON, of New York City, sister of James HOUGHSTON, arrived in Rochester, last Wednesday, being called here by the serious illness of Mrs. Minnie HOUGHSTON.

The hub and spoke factory now in progress of erection will soon be completed. The machinery for its operation has arrived, and it is expected that by the 10th of Nov. next everything will be in apple pie order.

At about the hour of noon on Thursday of this week, this community was greatly shocked by the announcement that Mr. A[ndrew] J. EWING had dropped dead on the street on the corner of Main and Washington, directly in front of Ches. CHAMBERLAIN's grocery store. Mr. Ewing resided about three miles northeast of Rochester. He recently sold his farm and purchased another adjoining it. The title of the farm he bought was very much clouded, and for some time he has been giving his attention to getting it perfected. Thursday was the day designated as the time when the parties interested in making the title good should meet in Rochester, and by exchange of deeds and signing away individual interests, the land purchased by Mr. Ewing would be free from all incumbrances. They all met as per agreement and the whole forenoon was occupied in the work. Mr. Ewing had a pocket full of deeds, quit claims, receipts, etc., and was proud of the property. He then stepped into the treasurer's office paid his taxes and was ready to go home. He was happy over the consummation of the legal transaction and jubilant over the cheering Democratic victory in Ohio. When he left the court house he wended his way northward on Main street to Chamberlain's grocery which he entered and cordially greeted the proprietor and others in the room. He then stepped out of the front door and took a seat on a box and engaged a gentleman in conversation about potatoes that were there in a barrel. Without a moments warning he fell backwards into the arms of the gentleman he was talking to and in a minute more he was a corpse upon the sidewalk. Dr. ROBBINS was called at once but life had fled. From thence he was carried into the adjacent room and a messenger dispatched to inform the family of the terrible calamity. When some members of the family arrived the corpse was taken to V. ZIMMERMAN's undertaking establishment and prepared for burial. In that condition the remains were taken to the home of the distressed wife and sorrowing sons and daughters. The funeral will probably take place today, but whether he will be buried near his home or taken to Peru where he has a brother and other friends, we have not learned.
Mr. Ewing has been a resident of this county for several years, and those who knew him best knew him to be a very honorable and upright citizen, respected by all, and his death is greatly deplored. The deceased was not a very robust man. He has frequently suffered from heart disease and that is supposed to have been the cause of his sudden death. Death is terrible under any circumstances, but when the grim messenger comes so quickly and stealthily, it is horrifying. To soms years of warning is given by the sowing of seeds of an incurable disease, but to others a few weeks or days are given in which to prepare for that great change which awaits us all, and sometimes the great transformation from life to death is made without a moments warning. Verily in the midst of life we are in death. The deceased was about fifty-five years of age.

Miss Lizzie SPADE, of Fredricksburg, Ohio, is visiting her brother, John SPADE, and Miss Sadie LOWE.

A Mrs. TEEL, in the south part of Rochester, died of consumption last Saturday evening, leaving behind a mourning husband and two small children.

Mr. J. W. GARBERSON who resided at Leiters Ford and has long been a sufferer from consumption, started on Thursday for a trip to the south, hoping to improve his health by a warmer climate. He was accompanied by his wife. Mr. Garberson was a soldier in the late war and was wounded by being shot through the lungs and from the effects of which he is rapidly going to his long rest.

While in Chicago this week, we had the pleasure of meeting our old friend, Mr. Harry T. LINCOLN, formerly connected with this office. His home is now at Lincoln, Neb., and he is associate editor of the Evening News of that city . . . .

Saturday, Octobrer 20, 1883

Last Monday the ground was broken and the stakes set for the immediate erection of the new Woolen factory. . . The location, which is southeast of Jonas MYERS' new planing mill, just between the mill race and Mill Creek, is a desirable one. . . Mr. M. O. REES, our well known townsman, has associated himself in the enterprise with Mr. TATHAM. He proposed to furnish the entire outfit of machinery, if Tatham would erect the building. . .

[James DARLIN, living on the Michigan road about four miles north of town, accidentally shot himself - extent of injuries not yet known]

Wm. H. CURTIS, a prosperous farmer of Henry township, has sold his fine farm to Jasper BOZARTH . . . He expects to remove with his family about the first of the coming month. John CRAGO and Cyrus ANDERSON, with their families, formerly Fulton county citizens, reside at Sand Spring, Ala., near which kpoint Mr. Curtis expects to locate.

The Sentinel had scarcely gone forth to its readers last Saturday morning when it was whispered from one to another that the spirit of Mrs. Minnie HUGHSTON had taken its flight to that great unknown beyond, about which we hear and read so much, but about which we know nothing. Mrs. Hughston was the wife of Mr. James A. HUGHSTON, and daughter of Mr. & Mrs. K. G. SHRYOCK. Her death was indeed a sad one to the household in which she was a great favorite and to her numberless friends who loved her for her social qualities and purity of character. She was born in this city, November 30, 1853. Eight years ago she was married to her now grief stricken husband, and together they started out in life with bright hopes and expectations for the future. To them were given two children, neither of whom are scarcely old enough to comprehend the great loss they have sustained by the death of their mother. A year ago that enemy of mankind - consumption - took hold upon her and in a short twelve months was the victor over a young and happy life. Her recent visit to the western mountains was of no avail in shaking off the monster. When death became inevitable, she returned to died among her friends, which sad event occurred at the time above stated. Her funeral took place Tuesday afternoon of this week and was largely attended. Brief services were conducted at the residence by Rev. MARTIN, Rector of the Episcopal church at Peru, of which church denomination the deceased was a faithful and consistent member. A most noble woman in the prime of her womanhood has been taken away from among us forever, but the memory of one so fondly cherished will not be forgotten.

Thomas J. McANALLY died this week at the residence of Mr. James KEELY, in this city, and although but 46 years of age, was one of the pioneers of this county. When he was but a youth, his father settled in this county on what is known as the BUMBARGER farm, a few miles northwest of the city. While yet in the bloom of youth he married a daughter of Mr. Keely, who at that time was a neighboring farmer. When the war broke out, Mr. McANALLY was among the first to enlist under the flag of the Union and did valiant service for his country until peace was declared. While in the army he contracted diseases that finally culminated in his death. He has been an invalid ever since his return from the scenes of the war, much of the time unable to perform any manual labor. Some months ago he and his wife, with some of the younger children, took up their residence with Mr. Keely, where he has lain kindly cared for while consumption was doing its deadly work. The funeral took place yesterday morning at ten o'clock, from the Keely residence, the services being conducted by Rev. N. L. LORD.

Thursday morning a dispatch bearing the sorrowful news that J. O. STEVENS had died at Westerville, Ohio, was received by the parents of the young man, who reside south of town on the Michigan road. Mr. Stevens was a young man well and favorably known throughout this community, and the news of his death is received with much sorrow. From his earliest days his time has been faithfully employed in acquiring a thorough education. For some time past he has been attending college in Ohio, preparing for the ministry. Only a few days ago he was taken with typhoid fever which terminated in his death Thursday morning. What adds to the sorrow of the event is the fact that only two months ago he took unto himself a wife, who now deeply mourns the death of her husband. It is also a very severe affliction to the aged parents who had set great store by their promising son. Their grief is increased by the remembrance of the fact that just one year ago another loved son [Austin I. STEVENS] was brought home from Illinois for burial. The remains of the late deceased son was received here yesterday and this morning at 11 o'clock his funeral will take place from the Baptist church.

Abel BOWERS is the happy father of a bran new girl baby. . . .

Emi KENNEDY, once of Rochester, now President of the projected Peoples' Railway Company, has an office in Chicago.

Among the many warm friends of the late Mrs. Minnie HUGHSTON who were here to attend the funeral on Tuesday, were Mrs. Washington WILSON, her daughters, Ada and Grace [WILSON], Mr. Henry SANDS, Mrs. ERB and Mr. Isadore KOHN, all of LaPorte. From Peru there were a great number, including Hon. D. R. BEARSS and wife, A. C. BEARSS and wife, Vint. O'DONALD and family, Mrs. Oscar MINER and others. Miss Helen HUGHSTON, sister-in-law of the deceased, was present from her home in New York.

A marriage license was issued Tuesday to Henry C. DEVENY to marry Miss Lucy MANN. They were married the same evening. . . Mr. Deveny is a cutter in LAUER's tailoring establishment and his bride is a well known young lady of this city.

Charley CALAWAY, over east, is the father of a bouncing boy baby. (Tail Holt item)

Saturday, October 27, 1883

At a meeting of the Philomathean Society, of Otterbein University, Ohio, held Oct. 19, 1883, the following preamble and resolutions were adopted in regard to the death of Rev. Jabez O. STEVENS, which occurred at Westerville, Ohio, Oct. 18: . . . . . In his death his family has lost a loving husband and son and brother . . . and the University a faithful student . . . signed W. S. REESE, C. W. QUEEN, J. A. CUMMINS, Jr., Com.

Hiram FELTS and Rosetta PERSONETTE were married last Saturday by Esquire HINMAN.

Miss Mattie BITTERS, niece of the editor, will start Monday for Salt Lake City, Utah, where she will make her future home with her sister who has lived there for a number of years.

At the Presbyterian kparsonage, by Rev. A. M. WORK, Wednesday p.m., Mr. Wm. W. EDMISTER was united in marriage with Miss Emma SANDS. They will make Peru their future home where Mr. E. is a finisher in the Howe sewing machine factory.

Married at the residence of Wm. CRAVEN, in this city, Oct. 21st, by Rev. E. J. DELP, Mr. Edwin J. FARRINGTON to Miss Rosa B. CRAVEN . . . .

Callie PONTIUS, Noah PONTIUS, Adam ESHELMAN and George SECRIST, four young men residing in Henry township, were arrested on last Monday by Sheriff BUTLER. . . They are charged with having sometime during the month of September last, stoned a passenger train on the C. & A., breaking the windows and hitting, but not seriously wounding, a brakeman. . . they disclaim any knowledge of the affair. . . .

A serious accident occurred near Argos Wednesday evening, by which Reuben BARTHOLOMEW, a noble young man, eighteen years of age, was instantly killed. We cull from an article published in the Argos Reflector this paragraph which explains the accident:
In company with a young man named NELLANS, from Rochester, he concluded to go to Center to attend an entertainment of some kind, which was to be held there, and about 5 o'clock Wednesday evening they went out into a field near the house and caught the horses. Reuben mounted a colt, and Nellans a much older animal. They started in a direction of the house, and while crossing the field the colt on which young Bartholomew rode stumbled, threw him over its head, and making a lunge forward fell across his head, crushing in the left side of the skull and producing instant death.

Gilbert JONES, whose death is elsewhere noticed, with one exception, was the oldest person in the county. Father FOOTE, of this city, stands at the head of the class as the oldest in the county.
Gilbert Jones, born June 7, 1788, departed this life Oct. 21, 1883. He was, therefore, 95 years 4 months and 14 days old. His life was an eventful one. A soldier in war of 1812, and a pensioner of that war. A shoemaker by trade, he had worked on the bench, probably sixty years. He had been a constant reader, and was, therefore, well informed.
Three times married, he left an aged widow, who for about four years had been a constant watch over his second childhood. He left children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who per force of circumstances (as they claim) knew nothing of his decline and death. Thus separated from any relative by blood, he spent his last days. His remains were taken last Monday to Muncie, Ind., where they were deposited by the side of his wife. This was done at his request. Rev. A. M. WORK accompanied the remains to their last resting place. Father Jones asked the fellowship of the Presbyterian church of this place, one year ago last January, and has since that time received many tokens of the good will of that people.
It is but just to Mr. BLACK and his family, to say that they did eveything possible for the comfort of their aged guest, and at the last showed great respect to his memory. After a long pilgrimage, he is at home at last. [He was admitted to the Fulton County Poor Farm April 3, 1883, at which place he died]

[One STEWART was fined and jailed for four months as a result of his slugging Charley BRACKETT at the Peru fair a few weeks ago. As a result of that blow Charley still has a slight impediment of speech and it is not certain that he will ever recover from it]

[Emma E. (MOGLE) DAVIS] The wife of Thomas DAVIS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. MOGLE, died at the home of her parents in Wayne township last Sunday. Since their marriage a few years ago they have been living at St. Louis, but she fell a victim to consumption and a few months ago she returned to her old home to ldie among her friends. She was a very estimable lady, cut down in the prime of life.

Saturday, November 3, 1883

William S. PLANK, born July 4, 1864, died October 27, 1883. This and only this, will one who stands in yonder cemetery read a few years hence. True, some who knew him well and loved him as a mother, or a father, or a brother, or a dear friend, will read more as he reads "between the lines" -- the dates.
But those cold dates engraved on marble cannot speak of that bounding heart, that cheerful countenance or of fatal sufferings; of the tender regard of loved ones here; of life-plans thwarted, and fond ambitions perished -- but so it reads.
True, the engraver has not the space nor the patience, and had he both these, he has not the power to inscribe the faculties of an immortal soul. Then, is there no way that an epitaph may be amply written so that it will survive the present? Some of the ancients deposited a scroll in the sepulchre of their dad with their virtues outlined, but we may do far better. When we have gone, the influence of our lives shall bear constant fruitage, long after our names are attached to such influence. Thus the human hearts -- the hearts of our friends, are the enduring tablets on which we today write our biography for all the ages to come.
To the friends of this young man, there is beautiful significance in closing days. Having glimpses of a better life, a life which a christian mother had consecrated him when at her knee, and to which another whom he loved to call by that endearing name, (and who is worthy of it) led his anxious mind -- he desired to live that he might lead that new life before his friends, but fruitless wish it was. But he said, "I'm not afraid to die." He is gone. The funeral took place from the Presbyterian church, last Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. A. M. WORK, the pastor. A very large congragation had gathered to show their regard. The floral tributes, while beautiful, but faintly expressed the tender emotions of that vast company.

Died:- At his home near Akron, Oct. 27th, 1883, Alexander CURTIS, aged 67 years, 4 months and 25 days.

Many questions have been asked, "What was the cause which lead to the death of W. S. PLANK?"
To those wishing to know the exact condition which led to his death, I will herein submit a synopsis of the diseases:
The primary cause was that of articular rheumatism, from which complaint Will had suffered previous attacks.
Secondary to this, endocarditis, i.e. "inflammation of the lining membrane of the heart," was set up. Fibrinous deposits collected upon the valve of the heart sufficient to produce a clot; and taking its departure from thence, migrated to the left middle cerebral artery, and lying there prevented a blood supply to the parts which induced right hemiflegia, i.e., Paralysis of the right side. The brain and heart suffering such organic changes as were produced, were not able longer to perform their functions, and death was an inevitable result. -- Dr. W. SHAFFER.

Dr. A. B. SURGUY and family will start next week for Joplin, Mo., where they will make their future home. . .

A wedding occurred at the residence of Isaac ALEXANDER, Tuesday evening, at which his daughter, Ilda [ALEXANDER] was united in marriage to David SMITH, of Maxinkuckee lake. Rev. Dr. Wm. HILL, of this city, officiated. There were only a few invited guests. . . .

The death of Will PLANK, by which name he was so familiarly called, has cast a deep gloom in the household of which he was a loved member, and caused sorrow in the hearts of his many young associates, who mourn his untimely departure. He was a bright and intelligent young man, who was just blooming from boyhood to man's estate. He was a general favorite with all, his affable and pleasant disposition won for himself friends among all classes. But he has gone from among us, and those who knew him best will longest keep his name fresh in their memory.

Henry township has lost another of its old and prominent citizens in the death of Alexander CURTIS, whose death occurred last Saturday morning at the residence of Mrs. HOOVER, his sister, living near Hoover Station. The deceased came from Ohio to this county many years ago and by frugality and industry in mercantile and farming pursuits, he accumulaed a vast property. For several years he has been an invalid and sought health and comfort at many points of interest without avail. Whatever may have been his faults in life, they are largely obscured by the good he did in the community in which he lived so long. Knowing that death was near at hand he made his will some time ago, bequeathing his property to his children and his grandchildren. His funeral took place last Sunday and his remains found a resting place on the old homestead farm, one mile west of Akron, where rests those of his family who have preceded him to the unknown world. Mr. Curtis was 67 years of age.

Mr. & Mrs. James BACHELOR were unfortunate in the death of their four-year-old child that died in east Rochester last Sunday. It was buried Monday at the Richter cemetery.

Two happy hearts were united in the holy bonds of matrimony at the residence of S. O. WAGNER, Sunday, Oct. 14th, 1883, Solomon ZARTMAN and Miss Libby PLATER being the contracting parties, and J. B. FINNAMORE officiating.

Saturday, November 10, 1883

List of PENSIONERS in Fulton County, showing their disabilities and the amounts received per month:
KREIGHBAUM, Wm. diseased eyes $6
SHELT, Elbridge N. chronic diarrhoea 4
STRONG, Ely wounded right arm 4
ONSTOTT, Geo. W. gun shot w hip 4
STRONG, Spencer wounded right hip 8
SCHMOUDER, Michael g s w hand 8
HARSH, Cevilla, widow 10
MEREDITH, Orange injury to abdomen 8
BAUGHER, Henry wounded hand 4
WALL, James J. wounded left thigh 4
NICHOLS, Geo. W. loss right arm 24
UEBELE, John chr ulcer left leg 8
RANS, Emanuel diseased eyes 6
RUSH, John W. gun shot w r lung 6
GRADY, Jeremiah O. chr diar g s w r a 16
JULIAN, Margaret, Widow 1812 8
ELKINS, Geo. W. gun shot wounded left hd 3
OLIVER, David C. wounded left thigh 4
FENIMORE, Wm. L. gun shot w left thigh 4
MILLER, Abraham gun shot w left leg 4
COPNER, Alexander H. diseased eyes 4
DAGUE, John W. chr diarr 6
LEAVELL, Francis M. diseased eyes 8
REED, Stephen H. chronic diarr 6
PATTON, Henry C. gun shot w right hip 6
POWNELL, Job V. gun shot w r shoulder 2
ROUCH, George chronic diarr 4
PATTON, Sarah D., mother 8
NEW, Isom R. wounded chest 8
NEW, Jethro loss left eye, chronic diar 15
PATLY, Thomas W. loss left leg 18
HAMELTON, John diseased eyes 24
WILSON, John F. diseased lungs 4
BARNETT, Michael Isaac g s w r shoul 8
ROGERS, Daniel M. dis lungs, chr diar 10
BARKER, Isaac H. diseased eyes 10
WARE, Philip dis o abdominal viscera 6
TROUTMAN, John G. chronic diarr 8
HUBER, Gotlieb w r hand & thigh 18
LAWS, Wm. H. gun shot w right thigh 18
CLARK, Julia, widow 8
SMITH, Mary, widow 8
HILTON, Mary, widow 10
APT, Frederick W., minor of 10
CLAY, Clements W. wounded r thigh 4
HIGHT, Albert M. gun shot w left hand 6
FERGUSON, Wm. A. chronic rheum 6
O'BLENNIS, Henry F. gun shot w left leg 4
HESSENPLUG, Henry E. scurvy, dis m 4
LONG, Horace C. abscess left side neck 5
HOFFMAN, Samuel H. inj to abdomen 6
JONES, Wm. I. injured back 6
COLLINS, James F. chr diarr dis lung 4
CHRISMORE, Geo. W. injured left eye 4
COOVERT, John N. gun shot w head 6
COOK, Wm. gun shot wound left arm 4
DURBIN, Lawrence A. gun shot w head 8
DAVIS, Columbus fractured r humerus 6
DELP, Edward J. w left scapula & arm 18
DRAKE, Hezekiah S. gun shot w left arm 4
BRACKETT, James W. inj to abdomen 25
KIRKENDALL, John N. w left should & leg 8
GOODRICH, Alfred L. gun s w left thigh 6
NICODEMUS, Isaac injury to abdomen 8
GINGRICH, David K. w left shoulder 6
HILL, John G. wounded left thigh 12
FISHER, David P. spurious vace 18
STALLARD, John diseased eyes 8
WESTFALL, Wm. N diseased lungs 6
WYCOFF, James F. gun shot w r foot 2
BEVERLY, Stanford dis of abd viscers 12
BROCH, John W. wounded left foot 6
CARITHERS, David wounded left arm 4
DAULBY, Jonathan W. inj to abdomen 8
WORTHINGTON, Henry wounded left foot 2
YOUNT, John injury to abdomen 4
PORTER, Benj. F. g s w thighs & back 10
PLOUGH, Wm. M. diseased eyes 6
ALEXANDER, Wm. R. w r breast & shoul 4
RADER. David loss right eye 15
POLLY, Edward B. loss right arm 24
SWEET, Ira M. injury spine 14
WARREN, Seth injur left jaw 10
POWNALL, Wm. H. chronic diarr 14
STEFFEY, Abraham gun shot w left hip 4
SHIELDS, Samuel chr diar dis lungs 8
WRIGHT, John B. gun shot w left knee 4
HEIGHWAY, Albert H. gun s w left shoul 8
FRITZ, Jacob wounded right thigh 4
OSGOOD, Ovid P. chronic diarr 10
MILLER, Clark B. archy finger 2
LOY, Jacob gun shot w right side 8
OLIVER, Henry C. gun shot w head 6
GREEN, John W. gun s w right knee 4
HOFFMAN , Peter g s w left thigh & hip 8
IZZARD, Jabez am--r eyes 24
DAVIS, John M. injured back 8
ALEXANDER, John M. wounded left hd 4
FOSYTHE, Chas. A. injured spine 18
GIBERSON, Israel W. wounded right s 15
NEISWONGER, Henry W. dis lungs 18
MOORE, David gun shot w r leg & thigh 6
GANDY, James wounded right foot 14
MOORE, John B. loss right leg 18
HATTERMAN, Geo. W., minor of 10
SEDLERS, Samuel W., minor of 10
RANS, Mary A., mother 8
SHIELDS, Susan, mother 8
McMAHAN, Mary J., widow 12
BARRETT, Rachel, widow 8
ROSS, Sarah C., widow 16
RUSH, Sarah, widow 8
RYLAND, Electra J., widow 17
WILEY, Rebecca, widow 1812 8
BRYANT, Nancy, widow 8
JONES, Gilbert, surv. 1812 8
NEWTON, John M. gun shot w right hd 6
SURGUY, Wm. H. total blind 72
CHINN, E. B. disability of right leg 8

Geo. W. WAGONER and Miss Rosa B. BARCUS were married Thursday evening by Esquire STEPHENSON at his Honor's residence.

[Mr. Dallas HOLMAN, for several months an attorney associated with Enoch MYERS, has gone to southern Indiana for health reasons]

Joel ZOLMAN, of Newcastle township, was married last Sunday to Miss Mattie POWELL at the residence of the bride's parents in Miami county. . . .

MARSHLAND is the name of the new little town that has sprung up at the crossing of the C. & A. and Vandalia railroads, a short distance west of Leiters Ford. . . .

Several months ago Eugene TEAL wormed himself into the confidence and good graces of Nancy ICE. . . and accomplished her ruin. . . he skipped the country. . . In time she was taken to the county poor house, where five months ago her child was born, and where she has since remained. . . he returned back to Rochester [last week] . . . The heartless wretch offered to compromise the trouble on any terms, even to marrying the wretched girl, which proposition she accepted upon the promise that he would live with and support her and her child. . . In an hour after their marriage . . . he left town on the first train. . . Next morning the woman lugged her child back to the poor house.

Married, at the Baptist parsonage, Nov. 1st, by Rev. E. J. DELP, Mr. Warren S. ENTSMINGER to Miss Lida A. KESLER.

Saturday, November 17, 1883


Among the few surviving pioneer families of Fulton county, the family of Mr. Theodore MONTGOMERY rank among the worthiest. Mr. Montgomery came to this county in 1837, and is now 57 years of age. He married Margaret WILSON, his present wife, in 1849, and during the 34 years of his matrimonial journey (except the loss of an only daughter) has been one of uninterrupted peace and general prosperity. Though possessed of wealth and a family record invoilable, vain pride and glittering luxuries have no temptation for them. Their exemplary course of life has never been departed from -- always unassuming and modest. They kept their own counsels, and in the common language "minded their own business." Last Wednesday Mrs. Montgomery passed her fifty-second year, and whilst on a visit to her son Frank [MONTGOMERY], near Bloomingsburg, loving hands were engaged at home in the preparation of a quiet family feast. Her complete surprise may be imagined when on her return home the surroundings were of an unusual appearance. Instead of the plain supper, a most sumptuous table had been set which was soon enjoyed by a happy family circle and friends. But the main object of the occasion, was the presentation of a fine patent rocker, upholstered with hair cloth and trimmed in cardinal red silk plush, to Mrs. Montgomery, by her husband and sons. Such occasions as these are but sunbeams spreading their radiance around a happy fireside, and love and reverence, however manifest and powerful heretofore, will grow deeper and stronger as the years glide by, until time and memory shall be no more.

Herman TOBEN, a German blacksmith, and a former resident of Rochester, died very suddenly at Peru, Nov. 12. His remains were brought here for burial last Wednesday. The German friends of the deceased of Rochester, took charge of the funeral, and Rev. FOX, of the Logansport German-Lutheran church, officiated. The deceased was a native of the Kingdom of Hanover, Germany, a citizen of the United States about 16 years, and about 50 years of age.

Some time in the early spring Miss Ty DAVIDSON, daughter of Senator DAVIDSON, emigrated with a family by the name of MARSH to Colorado. . . [She has homesteaded 160 acres]

A year or more ago a Mr. SHARPE, who may have been the agent and possibly the patentee of the grubbing machine, came to this county. . . succeeded in selling seventeen counties for $8,000 to Dan BRUCE . . . an old German farmer of Union township. . . He paid about $1,800 in cash and gave his notes for the balance. [He soon discovered] that he was victimized [could not sell the territories - may be financially ruined] . . . .

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. MOON. . . Union township. . . were married fifty years ago in Butler county, Ohio, and for the past forty years have been citizens of this county . . . To them a large family of children have been born. . . .

After long and severe suffering from cancer of the stomach, Mr. Charles GRAEBER, of Richland township, passed from earth away at an early hour yesterday morning. The deceased was a brother of our townsman, Mr. Fred GRAEBER. He was 39 years and 9 months of age. He leaves a wife and five children who deeply mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. The deceased was a member of the Odd Fellows fraternity, and by that order he will be buried at Richland Center cemetery tomorrow. Friends of the family will meet at the Graeber residence at 11 o'clock a.m.

Henry ADAMS and Miss Isabelle JEWELL were married Tuesday evening at the residence of the bride's parents, by Rev. L. S. FISHER.

The Akron Signal is dead . . . but little more than one year of age. . . The Akron Signal corpse was removed to Denver where Dr. SNOOK will attempt to instill new life into it. . . .
No sooner had the Akron Signal disappeared . . . than a far superior sheet entitled the Ciseronian Gossip made its appearance. . . supported by the Ciseronians, a literary society recently organized in that place. Miss Ina WHITTENBERGER editress, J. H. JULIAN office boy.

From the Kewanna Herald we learn that Mr. Jerry LEITER will dispose of his personal effects and remove with his family to California, where he will make his future home. . . .

Mr. WESTERN has lately taken up his abode in Porter county.
Albert SMITH has taken his departure for Wisconsin. (Fulton items)

Saturday, November 24, 1883

Mr. Stephen NORTH, of this city buried one of his twin children last Monday. It was a boy five months old. The remaining child of the twin pair, a little girl, is also in a precarious state of health.

Grandpa KING, of Akron, was leaning against the counter at A. C. COPELAND's bank, and among other saucy things said the following: "I emigrated from Germany to Canada about 56 years ago, thence to Ohio, and in 1844 I came to Indiana. I bought a tract of land near Gilead at $3.50 per acre. Dr. S. S. TERRY was one of our first physicians. All he had in God's world when he came there was a little pony, and by golly, a very poor one at that. He used to sell me and my neighbors 'blue pills' at three shillings a piece. . . ."

Mr. John HOUSTON and family of Richland county, Ohio, arrived here last Saturday and are now the occupants of Mrs. A. K. PLANK's property, on South Jefferson street. Mrs. Houston is the daughter of our esteemed townsman, Jonathan MONTGOMERY, Esq., and a sister to Mrs. Isaiah WALKER. . .

Mr. J. W. REED and family moved to Rochester from Wisconsin last Thursday. They occupy the residence of Mrs. Henry CORNELIUS, on South Jefferson street. Mr. Reed is a painter by trade. . .

Death comes in a variety of forms but seldom in a more horrible and distressing manner than it did to Harlan SECOR, a young man of Henry township. Last Friday he came to town with a load of lumber and after disposing of it he lingered about town with congenial companions and is said to have imbibed pretty freely of that which steals away the senses and makes a man a beast. It was at a late hour when he started out of town with his spirited team, riding on the running gears of the wagon. Those who saw him on the way home say that he was driving in a very reckless manner, so reckless indeed, that the team got home without its driver. When the members of the family at home noted the arrival of the team without the presence of the young man a search along the road was instituted which resulted in finding by the roadside the lifeless and mangled remains of the unfortunate young man who had left home full of life and hope in the morning. His skull was crushed, neck broken and his body otherwise bruised and mangled. How the accident occurred, no one knows, but it is supposed that the horses ran away and that he fell from the seat and got entangled in the wheel. The deceased was about 17 years of age and was the son of Robert SECOR and step-son of Zach BOWMAN at whose house he made his home. It is a sad case and should be a warning to young men who are inclined to inebriety.

COURT PROCEEDINGS. . . [Noah PONTIOUS and Callie PONTIOUS found guilty of throwing stones at the Chicago & Atlantic train. . . cases against George SECRIST and Adam ESHELMAN dismissed and they were made witnesses - fined $10 and 30 days in jail.]

John H. BEEBER was indicted at Indianapolis last Friday for dishonest practices in the mail service. . . The evidence against him is pretty strong and it is not probable that he can escape a term of imprisonment.

[Samuel BARKDOLL celebrated his 49th birthday last Sunday]

DAVIS & PERSCHBACHER are the proprietors of the meat market at this place. They recently made the first bologna sausage ever made in this place. It is not necessary to chain up your dog for they don't use any but the best of meats. . .

Henry C. PATTISON and Miss Jennie MASTERSON, both of Fulton were married in this city on Thursday by H. M. STEPHENSON, Esq.

Saturday, December 1, 1883


Charley MANN married Mrs. LANGSDORF about three weeks ago. Their honeymoon, which has not yet ended, has been anything but a pleasant one. They have a peculiar way of showing their love for each other which usually takes the form of kicks, cuffs, and shooting. Monday morning of this week they were unusually loving. Charley got drunk early in the day and then proceeded to the little hovel he and his wife occupied in the north end of town, near the race bank, where he showed his loving and gentle disposition by abusing his wife and making splinters of the furniture. Such conduct was more than the wife could enture and she sallied forth to procure protection from the law. After making her complaint and a warrant had been issued she returned to her home where the battle between herself and her husband was renewed with greater vigor than ever. The officer was slow in putting in his appearance and before his arrival a tragedy was enacted that will probably cost the life of the belligerent husband. He was breaking up the furniture and throwing it out into the yard when his wife remonstrated with him. He then turned his attention to her and according to her statement, came toward her with an uplifted chair. To save herself from harm she drew her revolver and fired. She then retreated without the house, keeping up her fusillading until two shots had been fired through the closed door. She then retired to a window which she raised and fired two more shots into the room where her husband still remained. By that time the officer had arrived upon the scene. Mann was found to be seriously wounded, a ball having entered his right breast. He was cared for at once but the severity of the wound could not at once be determined. Several efforts were made to find and extract the ball but without success. During the day he was removed to his mother's residence where he now is in a very critical condition. The weapon used was a 32 calibre Smith & Wesson revolver and made an ugly wound in a vital part of the body, the ball passing entirely through his right lung and finding a lodgement where it cannot be discovered.
Mrs. Mann was arrested and put in jail. The grand jury being in session, the facts of the shooting were laid before them and an indictment charging her with shooting with intent to kill was found against her. Judge HESS being on the bench fixed her bond at $500, but afterward increased it to $700. His Honor has been severely censured by the best citizens of the place for placing her bond so low. Mr. Charley LANGSDORF, her divorced husband, went upon her bond and she was released. She almost immediately left town and her present whereabouts is probably only known to a few.
Both of these persons engaged in this proceeding are notorious characters in this community. Each have been in several serious troubles but from some cause have managed to escape with but slight punishment. Mrs. Mann hails from Logansport, her maiden name being BOYER. She married in that city but in due time she obtained a divorce from her husband. The then attracted the attention of our townsman, Charley Langsdorf, who made her his wife and brought her to Rochester where they resided for several years and were blessed with two or more children. She began neglecting her husband and her household and received the attention of other men. Among the number was Charley Mann whom she has just shot. Langsdorf discovering that he was being supplanted in the affections of his wife by Mann, watched his opportunity and one evening a year or two age caught them together under peculiar circumstances. The ready revolver was brought into regulation and Mann received a bullet in the hip from a weapon in the hands of the outraged husband. The trouble between Langsdorf and his wife grew from bad to worse until they were divorced. Mann then had everyghing his own way and paid marked attention to the cast off wife of Langsdorf. But even then the course of their love did not run smooth. They had their quarrels and fights frequently. One night they met on the streets and Mann wishing her to accompany him to a place she did not wish to go, used such violence that she drew her pop and put a ball into one of his lower limbs. That kind of treatment endeared her to him all the more and after a year of courtship of that character she married him about three weeks ago, as above stated. How happy they have been since their marriage is shown by their recent love spat.
Charley Mann, the hero of all these encounters in which he has been shot three times, is of a good and very respectable family. His father, Dr. H. W. MANN, several years dead, was treasurer of this county for four years beginning with the year 1859, and is well remembered by the older citizens of the county. From his youth Charley has been a wild and wayward young man, causing his mother and friends much trouble and sorrow. He first married when quite young and cruely neglected his wife and the offspring that was born to them. Their bonds of wedlock were severed by the courts, since which time he paid court to and married the woman who is now the cause of his terrible suffering. But he still clings to her and if he should recover he will be her best witness to shield her from the penalties of the law. It was by his evidence on a former occasion when she perforated his body with a pistol ball that she was acquitted, and it is quite certain that if he lives he will do what he can to defend her from harm. They are both worthless characters who have disgraced themselves, their friends and the whole community.

Married:- Nov. 23rd, at the parsonage of the Presbyterian church, by Rev. A. M. WORK, Mr. Geo. A. WOLF to Miss Eva Ellen JOHNSON.
-By the same, at the house of the bride's parents in north Rochester, November 25th, Mr. Thos. D. ROGERS to Miss Charlotte CHATTON. Mr. and Mrs. Rogers have already taken up their abode at Leiters Ford.

Joe McKEE is doing a successful business in running the Bloomingsburg flouring mill.

Mr. Isaac M. BUSENBURG and Miss Minnie M. FISH were married at the Baptist parsonage last Saturday by Rev. DELP.

Dr. T. C. RICH, well known to this community by the name of Banner LAWHEAD, after many years absence will visit his Rochester friends during the holidays. Dr. Rich was a member of the Lawhead family in his boyhood and took the family name. For several years he has been located at Philadelphia where he stands at the head of the profession as an M.D.

Died, Chester [WHITTENBERGER], infant son of Chas. and Cora WHITTENBERGER. Chester was a bright little rose but given, not blighted, only transplanted to blossom in heaven. (Akron item)

Saturday, December 8, 1883

One week ago the Sentinel gave a full and complete account of the shooting of Charley MANN, by his wife. It also stated that the murderess had been arrested and an indictment found against her by the grand jury, then in session, charging her with shooting with intent to kill, and that Judge HESS had accepted her bond for $700 and set her at liberty. The further statement was also made that she had left the city or was secreted where she could not be found. The wounded man was removed from the hovel in which he was shot to the home of his mother, where he received the best of surgical and medical care and faithful nursing by his mother and sisters and other friends. From the day of the shooting to the hour of his death, those who were most familiar with the nature of his injuries entertained no hope for his recovery, yet the report was circulated every day that he was getting well and would soon be about again. His sufferings from the very first were most excruciating and could never have been borne so long by a man of less physical and constitutional strength. Since last Saturday until yesterday afternoon at half past one o'clock, when death relieved him from his sufferings, he was almost a raving maniac and could not be confined to his bed.
Charles Howard MANN who met an untimely death at the hands of a woman who only three weeks before the shooting took him by the hand and promised to love and protect him, was born in this place September 14, 1858, and was twenty-five years of age on the 14th of last September. Mrs. M[ark] L. [Martha J. MANN] KILLEN is his twin sister. His life has been short but an eventful one. With all his follies he had many noble traits of character that will be remembered when his misdeeds are forgotten. The aged mother in her great distress, as well as the sisters of the deceased and the friends of the family, ought and does receive the heartfelt sympathy of all good people who have a proper appreciation of their mental and heart anguish.
The funeral of the deceased has been appointed to take place from the residence of Mrs. Mann tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. At the time of going to press, no definite arrangement had been made as to who would conduct the religious services, but in all probability it will be Rev. N. L. LORD. The true friends of the family, those who sympathize with them in their deep sorrow, are invited to attend the funeral.

Mrs. Elizabeth MOON, wife of John MOON, died at the county poor house, Thursday night, and as the light of that Moon went out, another weary spirit ceased from troubling. In her existence of thirty-eight years she has known her full share of want, woe and misery. Her husband is a poor, miserable fellow who was unfortunate in losing a leg in the army. Given to extravagant dissipation he very easily manages to squander the large pension he gets from the Government without relieving any of the wants of his wife. She is dead, and to say harsh things of her would be unbecoming, but in the matter of economy, dress and sometimes in drinking, she was on a par with her husband. They were nearly always in destitute circumstances except it may be for a few days after each receipt of the pension money. Lack of means and failing health forced her to become a county charge. She is now at rest, and no more will be seen on the streets tagging after her worthless husband.

C. K. BITTERS has purchased a typewriter which will be used by him in transcribing his shorthand writing in court reporting, etc. Judge SLICK has also just received a typewriter.

Married:- John S. MOORE of Cass county to Miss Elizabeth GRAFFIS of Fulton, Ind., by Rev. A. M. WORK. This wedding took place last Monday, Dec. 3rd, at the home of the bride's sister, near Fulton.

The occasion of the large crowd of people at E. COPLEN's restaurant, on Friday evening, was all on account of that day being the fiftieth birthday anniversary of Mrs. COPLEN . . . Mr. and Mrs. Coplen have recently returned from Pulaski county where they spent a number of years. . .

Charley SWIHART passed from this to another world a few weeks ago. His remains were deposited in the Wooleytown cemetery; also a child of Dr. BRISCO, aged 4 years, died last Saturday night with typhoid fever. (Fulton item)

John McCONNEHEY, an old and respected citizen of Liberty township, died at his residence, November 29, 1883.
He was born in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania, in the year 1806, and was married to Miss Eleanor DONNOVAN in 1828. They lived the first year of their married life in Washington county, Maryland. In the year of 1829 they moved to Guernsey county, Ohio, and resided there twelve years.
In the year 1841, they emigrated to this State in search of a home and settled in Liberty township. They were industrious and cleared up a large farm where he first settled, and made his home on it forty-two years. In those days three trustees represented one township and he was one of the first trustees of Liberty township. He helped to lay off and number the school districts in the township, and build the first school house in the district where he lived all his Indiana life. He was elected township trustee several times and County Commissioner twice; served four years each term.
He was often chosen a delegate to the State convention by the Democrats to which party he was firmly attached, and was influential in business matters. He joined the Presbyterian church at Perrysburg, Miami county, about twenty years prior to his death, and was faithful until death. His eyesight failed him about eighteen years ago, and it was very inconvenient for him to perform his labor, and the last six years he was too feeble and blind to attend to any farm duty or business matters. Three of his children died during his lifetime, while Mrs. McConeyhey and three survive him to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate husband and an indulgent and lenient father. His funeral was largely attended and after an eloquent sermon delivered by Rev. SMITH of the M.E. church, his remains were buried in the Perrysburg cemetery.
[John G. STRADLEY, formerly of Rochester, for some years a resident of Cresco, Iowa, has been appointed Assistant General Manager of the LaCrosse, Iowa & Southern R.R.]

The Rochester Sentinel


Saturday, January 5, 1884

A twin child of Silas B. BISHOP, near Green Oak, died last Saturday.

Reuben RUNKLE, aged 16 years, son of Noah RUNKLE, near Green Oak, died December 28, '93.

Henry FISHER, of Etna Green, Kosciusko county, formerly a citizen of this county, while on a visit to Bloomingsburg, died very suddenly yesterday at the residence of Asa COPLEN. He was stricken with paralysis.

Mrs. Margaret BARKDOLL, mother of our townsman, Mr. Samuel BARKDOLL and Mrs. Chris. HOOVER, died at the residence of her daughter in this city on the 28th of last month. Her funeral occurred last Sunday afternoon, the services being conducted at the Presbyterian church by Rev. J. C. REED of the M.E. church. Mrs. Barkdoll was born in Franklin county, Penn., October 13, 1808, and was at the time of her death, 75 years, 2 months and 15 days of age. Her husband died in Pennsylvania many years ago, and for the past twenty years she has made her home with her children and grandchildren in this city. Some years ago she fell and sustained a serious hip injury which was indirectly the cause of her death. She was a very pleasant old lady, loved and respected by all who knew her, and her death has caused deep sorrow in the household of her relations and many friends.

An injustice was done the friends of the late John AULT whose death was announced in their columns last week. It was stated that the deceased was left in his last days in the care of his neighbors, whereas the facts are a nephew and niece ministered to his wants faithfully during his illness.

Saturday, January 12, 1884

Several months ago a Miss Lou McDONALD was arrested on a charge of fornication. She gave bond in the sum of $50 for her appearance in court, but when court set she failed in her appearance and the bond being declared forfeited, was paid by her bondsman. After the term of court had closed she came back to Rochester and has been enjoying the freedom of the city. Mrs. MANN, who is now in jail on the charge of murder, is Lou's bosom friend and she makes frequent visits to her at the jail. One day this week on one of her visits to the cell of Mrs. Mann, after she was securely behind the bars the Sheriff turned the key and informed her that she could remain the constant companion of Mrs. Mann until she had answered in court to the charge against her. The turn of the key upon her was an unexpected turn of affairs, but she will try to reconcile herself to her surroundings.

Miss Ellen ZOLMAN died of consumption at the residence of her father, Nathan ZOLMAN, six miles east of Rochester, last Monday, aged 20 years, 5 months and 19 days. The funeral sermon was preached at the house by Rev. BARKMAN on Tuesday, after which the remains were deposited in the Hoover cemetery.

Mrs. Jasper L. ATKINSON died at her home near Ashland, Neb., on the last day of last year and was buried on the first day of this year. Mr. Atkinson and his deceased wife are well known to many people in this county. The husband is left with six children to care for. [Jasper L. ATKINSON m. Caroline AUKERMAN, March 17, 1864 - Fulton Co Ind M.R.]

Nathaniel BRYANT, an old gentleman who has resided in this county for forty-four years, will dispose of his personal property at his home in Liberty township on the 29th of this month and remove to Wisconsin where several of his children are located. . . . .

Another old inhabitant gone! Mrs. KING was feeling sick Friday evening, and the physician called. Though soon made more comfortable, and resting well during part of the night, she died in the morning. The deceased was within a few days of her 77th birthday. The funeral at the church, Monday morning, was largely attended, many being obliged to stand during the service. The sermon was preached by Rev. BARE. (Akron item)

Saturday, January 19, 1884

A most distressing accident occurred last Saturday forenoon on the farm of Mr. Fred HAGEN, who lives five miles southwest of Rochester. On that morning Mr. Hagan and his son George [HAGEN], who had just passed his 20th birthday, went to the wood to fall some timber by sawing it down. They began their labors on a tree that had a great leaning. While bending to their work a sharp report rang out upon the frosty air, and the father, discovering that the tree was falling, called out to his son to run for life. Both ran, but unfortunately, the son ran in the wrong direction, for in falling the tree split on the stump and shot back in an opposite direction from which it would naturally have fallen. The large silver overtook the young man in his flight and bore him down into the snow and earth as to thoroughly imbed him. The father called for help at the top of his voice, and immediately began the work of chopping away that portion of the tree that rested upon him and removing some of the snow and earth from beneath them. Before help arrived he had his boy out from under the weight upon him, but he was unconscious. The crushed and mangled body was conveyed to the house and every possible effort made to revive him but without avail, for the last spark of life went out within two hours after the accident. His funeral took place on Monday from the U.B. church in that neighborhood. Rev. KEESEY preaching the funeral sermon.
Mr. Hagan is a wealthy and prosperous farmer who has accumulated considerable property, and gave each of his children a fair start in life when they left the parental roof. George was the youngest and only one left at home. He was an exemplary young man and the pride and joy of his aged parents. His untimely death is a sore affliction to them and to the whole community where he was so well known and so greatly respected by all. Verily, in the midst of life we are in death. [George Hagen, died Jan. 12, 1884, age 19y-10m-19d; bur Antioch cem, Rochester township]

Mr. Samuel MYERS, a worthy citizen of Union township, died Jan. 8, aged 49 years, 10 months and 8 days.

A son of Thomas E. and Adaline JAMISON, one and a half years old, was buried Monday, funeral services at the Evangelical church, conducted by Rev. FISHER.

One of our Fulton county young men slipped over into Kosciusko county and captured one of the many fair daughters of that county. Mr. Sylvester ELLIOTT, of Wayne township, married Miss Belle CRAWFORD at her home in Pierceton, on the 27th of last month, Rev. A. TAYLOR officiating.

Saturday, January 26, 1884

Miss Ann SAWYER has resigned her position as a teacher in the Rochester schools and returned to her home at St. Louis. Her resignation was made necessary by the death of her step-mother, leaving her father with a number of small children of whom she will take charge. Her place in the schools has been supplied by the choice of Miss Retta ELLIOTT who was called home from her studies at Terre Haute to fill the vacancy. Miss Elliott is a young lady of fine accomplishments and it is the prevailing opinion that she will be a very efficient and acceptable teacher.

Another man has been made happy by the receipt of a government pension. This time it is John REED. His application for a soldiers' pension had been made for several years and just when he was about despairing of ever being made a pensioner, along comes a notice that his application has been granted and with it a draft for something over $900. It is quite a "lift" for John, who with poor health, has been laboring hard for many years to furnish bread and clothes for his large family . . . .

The family of our former townsman, Mr. F. W. STOCK, of Hillsdale, Michigan, has been overtaken by sorrow and grief for the third time in the past nine months, during which time three of their children died, all of whom were full grown, and highly cultured and educated. Last spring one of their daughters died, and during the summer a son lost his life through an accident in the mill. Last Sunday their oldest son, Albert [STOCK], who but recently returned from Europe, died of consumption. The deceased was 24 years of age, and had been specially trained and educated in all the sciences of commerce, and while in good health had sole charge of the immensely large milling business of his father, where from 3 to 5 car loads of flour are turned out daily. The Sentinel extends the sympathy of the people of Fulton county to Mr. & Mrs. Stock in their sad bereavement.

John KIDD, 5 miles north of Rochester, near Sand Hill school house, died yesterday, January 25, of lung fever, aged 51 years. The deceased moved from Ohio to this county two years ago when he purchased the James RAY farm, where he has since resided and where he expired. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and a respected good citizen. A wife and two little daughters, 4 and 8 years old, respectively, are left to mourn his death and fight life's battles alone. The funeral will take place tomorrow, at 10 o'clock a.m. at the Sand Hill school house, after which the remains will be buried in the cemetery near the school house.

Saturday, February 2, 1884

Julius ROWLEY received word from the East that he is the grandfather of two more children, his daughters, Clara and Cora, each having borne a son within the past month. They reside in the State of New York where Mrs. ROWLEY has been visiting for some months. The "events" being over, Mr. Rowley is looking for the return of his wife in a few weeks.

The family of J. M. DAVIS is sadly afflicted. Three of his children have been sick with a fever, one of whom, the youngest, died Tuesday morning. The other two are improving, and hopes are entertained for their recovery. The young man who fell from the top of a hickory tree last fall and sustained apparently only slight injuries, is the worst of the two that are sick. It is thought that his spine was injured by the fall and that difficulty has developed by his sickness.

Joe SEVERNS, of Newcastle township, returned from Coshocton county, Ohio, a few days ago, where he had been called to the bedside of his dying father, who at the time of his death had attained the golden age of 89 years and 3 months, and had served in the war of 1812. Joe would have remained several weeks longer in the land of his nativity among his many friends and relatives, but for a telegram from home announcing the serious illness of one of his children, which hastened his return home.

The funeral discourse of Samuel SHAFFER, whose death occurred last Saturday morning, was preached Sunday afternoon at the Adventist church. The house was filled to its utmost capacity, so much so that after the aisle was closely seated quite a large number were obliged to remain standing. The discourse of Elder LANE was listened to with marked attention. Mr. Shaffer was a well known citizen of this place and respected by all for his quiet and orderly conduct. He made his home with his brother and other relatives, and although about sixty years of age, he had never married.

Thursday afternoon, Mrs. BEARSS, wife of Hon. George R. BEARSS, died very suddenly at her home three miles west of town. She had been in poor health for a long time and her death was not entirely unexpected, yet it was unlooked for at the time. The distressing feature about the case is that her husband was not at home when the grim messenger of death came to waft her spirit home. He went away early in the week to counties bordering on the Ohio line for the purpose of buying cattle. Every effort has been made to find his whereabouts to inform him of his misfortune, but up to yesterday noon he had not been discovered and is in blissful ignorance of the sorrow that prevails in his household. At this writing we know nothing of the arrangements made for the funeral.

Saturday, February 9, 1884

He danced up and down the street, shook hands with everybody he met and forced a cigar upon them whether they smoked or not, and more than that, he "smole" a smile broader than the broadest Dutch cheese, all because a 9-1/2 pound boy had come Thursday night to take up his permanent residence with his pa, A. W. BITTERS.

On Saturday last the remains of Mrs. George R. BEARSS, whose death was announced as having occurred on the previous Thursday, were conveyed to Peru where they were buried on Sunday. Mrs. Bearss was an excellent woman who had been an invalid for a long time and who suffered greatly. While her death caused sorrow in the hearts of her many warm friends, it was a welcome release from the ills of life.

Mr. Frank RALSTIN, the young man whose serious sickness was announced last week, died Tuesday morning, at the residence of John ROBBINS, in Richland township. Frank was about 23 years of age and a pleasant, agreeable young man who was a favorite with his many Rochester associates. He inherited that dreadful disease - consumption - and from early life he was one of its marked victims. He knew how one by one the older members of his family had been taken away and realizing that time with him was but short at best, he accepted a cheerful view of his condition and enjoyed himself to the best advantage while strength was spared him for that purpose. His funeral took place Wednesday at the Sand Hill cemetery and was attended by a number of his Rochester friends.

Mr. George R. McKEE who went to Missouri a couple of years ago recently returned a sadder but wiser man. After disposing of his effects in this county preparatory to his removal West, he met with a misfortune while on the way of being robbed of $300. The balance of his money he unfortunately invested in Missouri lands, the title to which he placed in his son-in-law's name. As soon as his son-in-law got things "fixed" to his liking, it was very convenient to get up a family disturbance which has been growing from bad to worse until Mr. McKee could stand it no longer. Having given all his property over into the hands of his son-in-law, and without any means left his life was made so unpleasant that he was forced to sue for peace and separation on any terms. A compromise was effected by which Mr. McKee received a very small portion of the money he had invested, and with it he has returned to his old home and among his former friends who know him to be an honorable and strictly honest man. One of the worst features about the case is, that his wife has taken sides with her daughter and son-in-law, and has done her full share to make his life miserable and perhaps paved the way for a final separation of husband and wife. Mr. McKee is here now and will not return to Missouri until his unnatural friends in whom he placed so much confidence are willing to make restitution of a portion of the property which his labor and money acquired.

Grandma FOUDRAY, mother of Samuel FOUDRAY, six miles east of Rochester, died February 6, aged 77 years. On the following day, February 7, the remains of the deceased were conducted to the Bloomingsburg chapel where a funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Noah HEETER, after which the burial took place at the Hamlet cemetery. The deceased was the widow of the late Grandpa FOUDRAY who for many years served the people of Bloomingsburg and vicinity as postmaster and justice of the peace.

Luther THARPE now wears a $7.00 smile. Cause, why - it's a boy. (Prairie Grove item)

Saturday, February 16, 1884

Monday afternoon a son of Mr. & Mrs. Stephen NORTH, aged about seven years, died at the residence of his parents in this city.

Last Friday afternoon Mr. Fred BOSENBERG received the sorrowful intelligence of the death of his father, which occurred in Germany about three weeks ago.

Argos Reflector: Washington BYBEE died of Brights disease at his residence two miles southeast of Mentone, Friday, February 8, aged 64 years. Mr. Bybee was known and respected by nearly everybody in Kosciusko and adjoining counties. He was a man of considerable wealth and influence, and was serving on his second term as commissioner of Kosciusko county. The architect and all the commissioners connected with the building of the new court house have died since its commencement, Mr. Bybee being the last. The funeral discourse was preached in the M.E church at this place Sunday evening by Rev. MANN of Warsaw. The large concourse of friends who attended the funeral showed the esteem in which he was held. Nearly one thousand persons attended the funeral. The procession consisted of about one hundred and twenty vehicles, which followed him to his last resting place in the Mentone cemetery.

Girard, Crawford Co., Kan., Feb. 11th, '84.
To the Editor of the Oldest Paper of Rochester, Indiana:
Fifty-three years ago my father's family wintered above Delphi, and on the eighth day of April we landed where Rochester now stands, with the first load of goods, and on the tenth I made the first rails ever made on the town site. I am the only survivor of the family and ask anyone that ever knew me to write to me, especially Mrs. Anna KITT or George BOZARTH, my cousins. Jesse SHIELDS, my old friend, also, he having written to me once. I wish to hear from there, and not knowing who are living, ask you to publish this. Am feeble, in my sixty-ninth year, have a good farm clear of debt but unable to labor. I could give many early incidents of that country. - Gilbert BOZARTH, Girard, Crawford Co., Kansas.

Thomas S. HARTER, oldest son of Dr. C. F. and Mrs. C. E. HARTER, was born November 24, 1864, and died February 9, 1884, aged 19 years, 2 months and 16 days. The funeral service was held at the Akron M.E. church conducted by Rev. N. L. LORD, aided by Rev. A. M. WORK. There was present a large concourse of people, who manifested much interest and sympathy. The interment was in Odd Fellows cemetery, Rochester. The deceased had been at the age of eight months afflicted with cerebro-spinal meningitis, which resulted in leaving him a deaf and dumb mute. He lacked only two years of graduating at the Deaf and dumb asylum at Indianapolis. He was regarded as a brilliant pupil in that institution. His last illness was a peculiar case of consumption, resulting from scrofulous affliction.
Thomas was a true child of the Covenant, having been wonderfully impressed with a knowledge of his duty to his Lord and Master in very early youth. Thus he spent almost the whole of his brief life in the Master's vineyard. Living in sacred nearness to God, he could see the divine goodness in his afflictions, and realize that while he was in a degree robbed of material pleasures, he was far more exceedingly helped in the perception of the spiritual. Living close to Christ he became more like him. His love and faith in God had no bounds. His contemplations of Heaven were of the sweetest nature, regarding it as God's throne. With earth he found no fault, regarding it as God's footstool. Thus he lived.
During his last affliction, of nearly five months, he evinced a most noble Christian spirit, manly patience, long-suffering and unflinching faith in Christ. He had faith in prayer like the examples recorded in Holy Writ. He thought that the prayer of faith shall heal the sick. He sent for christians to come and pray with him. He had great faith in the "Faith Hospitals," and desired to go first to Boston, and afterwards learning of one being at Columbus, Ohio, desired to be taken there. Yet though he desired to live and serve God on earth, he was perfectly submissive, and died as he had lived, contented in Christ, seeming too pure to stay longer here.

Yesterday morning at 5 o'clock the spirit of Mr. B. F. SHIELDS passed from earth away. His death was not an unexpected event to those of his personal friends who have been solicitous for his welfare, and with sorrow noted the inroads that an insidious disease for several months has been making upon his never very robust physical system. His first symptoms of disease was an obstinate throat difficulty, which, after a few months, rapidly developed into a confirmed case of quick consumption which was not long in carrying its victim to that bourne from whence no traveler returns. At the date of his death the deceased was 34 years, 6 months and 2 days of age. Whether he was born in this county or not the writer is not informed, but from personal knowledge we know that he has been a citizen of the county many years and has always borne an unimpeachable reputation for honesty, sobriety and industry and all the virtues which enter into the composition of an honorable, upright, noble citizen. He was one of the sons of toil, and for many years followed the business of plastering, paper hanging, etc., and more recently he served with credit to himself and pleasure to his employers, as baggage master at the Wabash station in this city. It was while doing duty in that capacity that he contracted the disease that culminated in death while yet in the pride of his manhood. On January 26, 1876, he was united in marriage with Miss Ella LAWHEAD, who was to him a true and loving wife during these years, and is now left his sorrowing widow. Frank is gone! Those who knew him best in life will shed bitter tears of sorrow over the little mound that will soon cover his remains and hide them from view, but not blot from memory the nobleness of his character. It has been arranged for the funeral of the deceased to take place tomorrow from the residence to the M.E. church at 1 o'clock p.m. Rev. A. M. WORK, of the Presbyterian church will preach the funeral sermon, and will be assisted in the services by Rev. REED of the M.E. church. Interment will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Thomas DAY was born March 31, 1813; died in this city February 12, 1884, aged 70 years, 10 months and 11 days. He was the father of six children, four of whom survive him. The deceased became a resident of this county in 1865 and made it his home until his death. In early life he united with the Methodist church and filled the positions of local exhorter, class leader and steward. His zeal in active christian life only relaxed as the shadows of old age grew on. His sickness was very server, doing its work in about 48 years. The funeral services were held at the M.E. church, conducted by Rev. E. J. DELP, assisted by Rev. REED.

Miss Ella ANDERSON, aged sixteen, died of lung fever and was buried in the Akron cemetery, the funeral sermon being preached by Rev. J. H. A. WILLARD.

Mr. Alfred HOOVER, aged 33, died of consumption and was buried at the Omega cemetery, the funeral services being conducted by Elder WELCH.

Saturday, February 23, 1884

I desire in this public manner to express my heartfelt gratitude to the numerous friends of the family for the many acts of kindness shown during the sickness, death and burial of my husband. Words fail to express my deep gratitude for your kind attention. - Mrs. Ella SHIELDS.

Although the weather was inclement last Sunday, the attendance at the funeral of Mr. B. F. SHIELDS was very large. Led by the solemn strains of EMRICK's band, the procession repaired from the residence to the M.E. church, where Rev. A. M. WORK preached a very appropriate sermon for the occasion and was assisted in the services by Rev. REED and Rev. DELP. The interment took place in the Citizens cemetery, and there rests in peace the remains of a noble man whose death notice appeared in these columns last week.

Mr. George CRAIG died at his residence a few miles northeast of this place on the night of the 15th inst. His complaint was lung fever. Mr. Craig was one of the members of the literary society, and helped to discuss the gravel road question just two weeks and one day previous to his death. (Fulton item)

George CRAIG, who resided in Liberty township, died the 14th inst., of lung fever.

Peter Alloy GRAY, son of A. H. D. and R. M. GRAY, was born March 2, 1860, died February 19, 1884, aged 23 years, 11 months and 17 days. During the last eight years of his life he was a constant sufferer. That dread disease consumption fastened itself upon him, and slowly yet surely ate his life away. For at least one year before his death he clearly understood his condition and was ready to admit that death stood at the door. He thought much about his future and some five or six months ago he gave himself to the Lord Jesus Christ. Since then he has been happy in a Saviour's love. Rest in peace. Services at the Baptist church on Wednesday, conducted by the pastor, Rev. E. J. DELP.

After long and patient suffering Mr. Gustave MOSES, one of the prominent dry goods merchants of this city, passed from earth away on Monday. Mr. Moses was born in Briesen, Germany, in 1859 and was at his death 25 years of age. At the age of 14 he left his mother country and came to America, making his home at Niles, Michigan, until four years ago when he came to Rochester and was soon after married to Miss Minnie ALLMAN. He engaged in busines in this city with Mr. Sol. ALLMAN and soon became sole proprietor of the establishment. Although a young man in the prime of life and enjoying good health, about a year ago he was stricken with diesease, and although he sought the best medical skill and visited the most prominent health resorts, he found no relief and after months of confinement to his room, suffering untold agonies, the grim monster, Death, claimed him as his victim on the date stated. Mr. Moses was of the Hebrew faith, and as that sect have no cemetery here, his remains were taken to LaPorte for interment. Rabbi Jacob WILE, of LaPorte visited the family in its affliction and accompanied the remains to their resting place. The Odd Fellows fraternity, of which Mr. Moses was a member, showed their respect for their deceased brother by escorting his corpse to the train where they took leave of it. The deceased was a gentleman who stood well in this community as a social and business man, and his untimely death is deeply regretted by all.

Mr. & Mrs. Eugene BETZ mourn the loss of thir youngest child, which died of scarlet fever on Monday.

Wednesday morning Mr. J. DAWSON received a telegram from Peru announcing the serious sickness of Clio A. KING [WALLACE], his wife's only sister. In a short time after another message was received announcing her death. Mr. Dawson and his wife went to Peru that afternoon and attended her funeral, which occurred the day following. The deceased was born September 18, 1847, in Mexico, Ind., and was united in marriage with John C. WALLACE, of Peru, who preceded her across the dark river two years ago. When but a child the deceased came to Rochester and lived with friends until her marriage when she and her husband moved to Peru and made that their abiding place until death called them hence. For ten years she has been a zealous and consistent member of the Baptist church of the city in which she lived and her funeral took place from that church, the services being conducted by her pastor, Rev. B. F. CAVENS. Her funeral was largely attended by her many friends and neighbors. Mrs. Wallace left a son, an aged mother and an only sister, who mourn over the departure of a loved one.

Wednesday morning Mr. J. DAWSON received a telegram from Peru announcing the serious sickness of Clio A. KING, his wife's only sister. In a short time after another message was received announcing her death. Mr. Dawson and his wife went to Peru that afternoon and attended her funeral, which occurred the day following. The deceased was born September 18, 1847, in Mexico, Ind., and was united in marriage with John C. WALLACE, of Peru, who preceded her across the dark river two years ago. When but a child the deceased came to Rochester and lived with friends until her marriage when she and her husband moved to Peru and made that their abiding place until death called them hence. For ten years she has been a zealous and consistent member of the Baptist church of the city in which she lived and her funeral took place from that church, the services being conducted by her pastor, Rev. B. F. CAVENS. Her funeral was largely attended by her many friends and neighbors. Mrs. Wallace left a son, an aged mother and an only sister, who mourn over the departure of a loved one.

A little son of Mr. & Mrs. L. D. HORN, 4 miles west of town, died of scarlet fever, Wednesday, February 20, aged 1 year and 3 months. Rev. DELP preached the funeral sermon at the Baptist church and the remains of the little one were buried at the Odd Fellows cemetery yesterday.

Saturday, March 1, 1884

Sentinel readers are pretty familiar with the brief but eventful history of David O. LANDIS, the young man who stole a horse from a farmer between this place and Logansport only a few weeks ago, how he brought the horse to Rochester and sold him to a livery stable keeper for $100 and with the money purchased a wedding outfit for himself and best girl, and how while on his way with his girl to get "spliced," the officer of the red-eyed law took him into custody and placed him in jail, giving him no opportunity to consummate the cherished object of his life. Since then young Landis has been tried for his crime, was found guilty and has been sentenced to one year's imprisonment in the penitentiary. His trial took place three weeks ago, but he was not taken to prison because an application has been made to Governor Porter for a change of sentence from the penitentiary to a like term in the State Reformatory. The Governor has been very slow in acting on the case and the boy has been kept here in jail awaiting the pleasure of Governor Porter. The young man has had "marry on the brain" for some time and the object he had in stealing the horse was evidently for the purpose of securing sufficient funds to engable him to carry out his purpose. More recent events prove this theory of the case to be correct. For some time previous to his stealing the horse he had been paying court to Miss Anna B. DAY, and she, like many other silly girls, loved not wisely but too well and is now in that interesting way in which she would appear to better advantage before the world as a married woman than as a Miss. The boy's father being made acquainted with the facts determined that his son should marry the girl he had ruined and for that purpose came in town on Wednesday. The license was procured and accompanied by his intended daughter-in-law and Esquire C. P. HINMAN they repaired to the jail where the solemn ceremony was performed. The girl's parents objected to the proceedings but she being of marriageable age they could do nothing more than enter their protest. Sheriff BUTLER, in the kindness of his heart, permits the bride to keep her new husband company in the jail day and night. At this writing it is not settled whether the groom will spend a year's time in the penitentiary or the Reformatory, but when he is parted from his bride the wife will find a home with her new parents and wait the return of her husband. It is rather a queer case but when it is remembered that none of the parties are possessed of the most brillian intellect, it is not a matter of so much wonderment after all.

A son was born to Mr. & Mrs. B. F. DAWSON last Saturday. Mrs. Dawson has been spending the winter with friends in this place and at present is at the residence of Mr. J. DAWSON.

Mrs. George SWISHER died yesterday at her residence a few miles southeast of Rochester, and will be buried at Mt. Zion cemetery today. Mrs. Swisher was an extraordinarily large woman who years ago had the misfortune to lose one of her lower limbs.

Today is the 70th birthday of our worthy townsman, Mr. Hugh BOWMAN. Tonight a large party of his friends will visit him at his residence and a very pleasant social gathering is expected.

Mrs. Elizabeth WALTERS, wife of William WALTERS, died in this city Friday of last week and was buried on Sunday, the funeral taking place from the Baptist church, the services being conducted by Rev. DELP and Rev. PLANTZ. The deceased was 42 years of age and died of consumption. She left a husband and six children to mourn the departure of a wife and mother.

A son and heir was born to Mr. & Mrs. Willard N. HALL, at Logansport, last Sunday. Mrs. Hall's, nee [Lulu] ROBBINS, Rochester friends extend congratulations.

Saturday, March 8, 1884

Elvina RUSH was born in Rush county, Ind. She died in Wayne township, this county, February 22, 1884. She became a resident of this county when but 14 years of age and on the 4th day of May, 1837, she was married to Daniel H. RUSH. Their union was blessed with eleven children - four sons and seven daughters - all of whom survive her except one daughter. In the closing days of her life it was her great consolation to know that she had raised her large family to manhood and womanhood. The deceased had been seriously afflicted for the past three years with heart and lung troubles. For about forty years she had been a faithful and consistent member of the M.E. church in which faith she died and expressed a cheerful willingness to go to the Master she had served so long. Her funeral took place on Sunday, February 24, from the Mt. Vernon church, the services being conducted by Rev. Orange MEREDITH, and the funeral took place in the Fletcher Lake cemetery.

Naomi TRIBBETT, wife of Wm. TRIBBETT, died of heart disease and consumption at their residence in this city, March 5, aged 69 years, 3 months and 21 days. Deceased was born in Warren Co., Ohio, and moved with her parents to Montgomery Co., Indiana in 1829. December 12, 1838, she was married to her surviving husband with whom she emigrated to this county in 1853. She was the mother of seven children, all of whom preceded her to the grave but one, Mrs. Peter BIDDINGER, of this place. The funeral sermon was preached yesterday at the Methodist church by Rev. REED, and the remains were conducted to the Odd Fellows cemetery for interment. Deceased was a kind hearted and motherly lady and greatly beloved and esteemed by all who knew her.

A three year old child of Mr. & Mrs. Frank METZLER living in the north end of town, died Thursday and was buried yesterday.

Death is abroad in the land and is claiming many persons for its victims. On Wednesday, James McCARTER died at the residence of his son, Alfred [McCARTER], in this city. Mr. McCarter was 71 years of age and well known in this community. In January 1879 the partner of his life [Mariah McCARTER] was taken from him, since which time he has been living with his children here and in Kansas. For two years past he had been in the West but returned here in November last to visit his relatives. After spending the winter with his friends here it was his intention to have returned to Kansas last Monday, but he fell suddenly ill and died on the date stated. His funeral took place from the Green Oak church yesterday, Rev. WORK officiating, and his remains were deposited in the Shelton cemetery by the side of his departed wife.

[Born] To Frank HOOVER, a girl.

Amos [MIKESELL], youngest son of Mr. & Mrs. Asa MIKESELL, died last Friday evening of diphtheria. (Big Foot item)

I will write to give an account of the death of Andrew BAINTER who died on Saturday evening March 1, 1884. Deceased was only sick about 24 hours, being afflicted with a complaint of long standing, somewhat resembling rheumatism. At the time of his death his friends were not expecting so sudden a change, but it is thought that the disease reached his heart, and he was carried away on short notice. Deceased was considered by all who knew him to be an upright, moral and religious man, an indulgent parent, an affectionate husband, and law abiding husband. In short, his neighbors loved him, which speaks volumes for the man. After a brief funeral exercise conducted by Rev. Wm. READER, on Monday, March 2, the remains were escorted by a number of friends to Leiters, preparatory to transferring the same to Amboy, Illinois, where the family formerly lived. (Kewanna item)

Saturday, March 15, 1884

On their homestead, comfortably arranged, reside, near Bloomingsburg, Mr. & Mrs. Alfred BUNGER. Many blessings had been bestowed upon them by Divine Providence during their matrimonial union, but one thing so essential to earthly happiness had been denied them - the blessings of children of their own. Some three years ago Mrs. J. CARRITHERS, who was a daughter of Mr. Wm. McMAHAN, died some few miles east of Rochester, leaving behind an infant son. Mr. & Mrs. Bunger took this precious gift to their home when but a few days old. With an unusual fostering care the tender object of their affection developed from day to day into a child of extraordinary beauty and intelligence. But, alas, the fond anticipations of the foster parents were not to be realized. Like a flower, the higher its state of fragrance and beauty, the nearer its end. On March 10 a ravaging fever smote down the restless little limbs [Willie M. BUNGER], and the cruel angel of death put to silence the once sweet and cheerful voice. If ever sorrow entered the sacred shrine of domestic bliss, it did then. The remains of the little one were placed in a beautiful casket and deposited with mother earth in the Richter cemetery, March 11. The bereaved parents have the heartfelt sympathy of the surrounding community. [Willie M. Bunger, son of A. H. & L. Bunger, died March 10, 1884, age 3y-26d; bur Reichter cem, Newcastle twp]

In St. Paul's Lutheran church, near Tiosa, March 9, 1884, David ZEHNER and Maggie HOWELL, all of Marshall Co., were united in marriage by Rev. A. E. GIFT.

Last Friday afternoon Mr. J. ROWLEY received a telegram from Battle Creek, Mich., informing him of the serious sickness of his brother. He took the first train for his bedside, but before he reached it, death had wafted his spirit hence. Mr. Levi ROWLEY, the deceased, was the oldest member of the Rowley brothers, being 53 years of age. He was a prominent farmer and a highly respected citizen in the community in which he lived. His funeral took place from the Adventist's large tabernacle at Battle Creek.

We understand that measles prevail south of Mud Lake to an alarming extend, and that a young lady by the name of PATENT died last Thursday. (Fulton item)

Saturday, March 22, 1884

Death entered the peaceful home of one of our fellow citizens and deprived a happy family of a most exemplary and greatly beloved mother. Mrs. Jackson [A. J.] [Catharine] MORRIS, four miles south of Rochester, died of consumption, March 18, aged 44 years, 3 months and 14 days. The deceased was a long and patient sufferer and no doubt desired to share the burdens of life with her husband and children a little while longer, but she was resigned to the last and ready and willing to meet her Redeemer. The funeral services, conducted by Rev. Noah HEETER, were held at the residence of the deceased, March 19, and the remains were gently laid away at the Hoover cemetery. Mr. Jackson Morris and family have the sympathy of the surrounding community.

Oliver Cromwell POLLEY, a highly respected citizen, near Leiters Ford, passed his three score and three years Monday, March 17. On the evening of that date a large number of relatives and friends gathered at the residence of Mr. Polley and very much surprised him with kind tokens of congratulations and presents, among which were a handsome easy chair and a cane - both very appropriate for a weary pilgrim nearing the goal of life's evening - something that can give rest and comfort, something to lean upon. Mr. P. expresses his appreciation of the event in the following: "Please accept many thanks, and as I enter upon my 64th anniversary, I feel that I am under many obligations to relatives and kind friends for presents and tokens of friendships which time will not obliterate from my memory, and for which language fails me to express my gratitude." May health and vigor, peace and happiness accompany Mr. Polley during the remainder of life's journey is the prayer of his many friends including the writer.

Nick GALENTINE was found dead in his bed at Silver Lake, last Friday morning. The deceased is pretty well known all over Northern Indiana, from having been in business in many places. He once conducted a large dry goods house in this city. His frequent failures and connection with other persons who failed, won for him the reputation of being tricky in business matters. it is said that he had a large amount of funds and securities on his person when found.

We neglected to note last week a pleasant call and social visit by Rev. Isaiah JONES, of Newark, Ohio, accompanied by Mr. Isaiah J. MORRIS, of Warsaw. Mr. Jones is a brother of the late Daniel JONES who died in this city two years or more ago. He nor his two brothers were informed of the death of their brother, at the time it occurred, and consequently were not in attendance at his funeral. His recent visit was for the purpose of looking after his deceased brother's estate which he found satisfactorily settled. A few mementoes of his late brother were gathered up, among which was a heavy hickory cane which "Uncle Dan" had carried for many years. Uncle Dan's politics were in consonance with the cane he wore and the brother who carried it to Ohio as a souvenier, assured the writer that in his hands it would bear as sterling a Democrat as while in the possession of its original owner. Rev. Jones is quite an aged man and suffering somewhat with partial paralysis, yet he still labors for the Master. His brother, J. H. JONES is also a Reverend in the Disciple church. He resides at Mt. Union, Ohio, and it was he who officiated at Garfield's funeral and preached the private funeral sermon to the Garfield family. Mr. Morris, who accompanied Mr. Jones to this city last week is a nephew of the Jones brothers. He is a pleasant gentleman and we enjoyed their visit.

A first grandson was the cause of Mrs. C. J. STRADLEY's visit to Detroit to see her daughter, Lida [(STRADLEY) LOOMIS, and first born.

Mrs. Levi [Barbara E.] POWNALL, of Wayne township, well known at this place, died on last Saturday of lung fever. (Fulton item) [Barbara E. Pownall, wife of Levi W. Pownall, died Mar. 16, 1884, age 39y-4m-1d; bur Salem cem, Liberty twp]

Mr. Wm. DAILY, after a protracted illness and much suffering, died on last Thursday and was buried on Friday. (Fulton item)

Measles are on the rounds again. Several cases have been reported over southeast, of which one has proved fatal, Miss Rebecca TATMAN being the victim. She died on the 7th, aged 27 years 4 months. On the following Sunday her remains were deposited in the Five Corners cemetery. (Fulton item)

Saturday, March 29, 1884

Dr. L. Harvey SHATTO, formerly a citizen of this county, died at Knox, Starke county, Wednesday of last week.

Joseph F. AULT and Johanna Mabel FLORA were united in wedlock at the Methodist parsonage at Huntington by Rev. LEAR, Tuesday, March 25. The bridegroom is a first-class mechanic and a highly intelligent and universally respected young man of this city. The bride is a modest and industrious young lady of Huntington, who formerly lived in this place, where she retains a host of friends by whom she is highly esteemed. Wednesday noon the bridal pair returned from Huntington to Rochester, and on the same evening the CITIZEN's band, of which Mr. Ault is a member, surprised the couple and their friends with a beautiful and extended serenade, at the residence of the groom's parents, which ended with a feast of good things. May the journey of the young couple be one of happiness and prosperity.

Mr. C. H. BELL received a telegram from Ohio that his father was not expected to live. Mr. Bell left immediately, but death ensued two hours before he reached there. (Bloomingsburg item)

Died at her residence in Warrensburg, Missouri, March 18, of pneumonia, Mrs. Sarah [McCOY], wife of Hugh McCOY, aged 81 years. She suffered much during her illness but was sustained by a confident and joyful hope of meeting the Christian's reward. The family were residents of Marshall county for a long time, and also lived in Rochester from which place they moved to Missouri twelve or more years ago.

The last victim of consumption in this vicinity was John SHOEMAKER, whose eyes were closed Saturday, 22nd. He expired at the residence of his father-in-law, Mr. John EMMONS, of Newcastle township, and at the time of his death was but 28 years of age. The remains of the deceased were laid away at the Reichter cemetery last Sunday, prior to which Rev. Noah HEETER delivered the funeral sermon. Deceased was a member of the German Baptist church.

Saturday, April 5, 1884

Born to Mr. & Mrs. L. S. EMRICK, last Sunday morning, a boy. Lee is very proud over the occurrence, being a boy and the first "addition" after a skip of many years.

Mr. [Henry C.] DEVENEY, a knight of the goose who at one time was engaged as a cutter in LAUER's clothing house, and who married Miss Lucy MANN, has gone with his wife to the far West to establish himself in business. He is a good mechanic and we hope to hear of his success in trade.

Mrs. O. P. WAITE, of this city, spent several days recently among her friends and relatives at Perrysburg. Mrs. W. had been summoned there to the bedside of a dying little nephew, [Bertie Eugene McELWEE], the son of Mr. & Mrs. [F. E. & N.] McELWEE, and grandchild to Mr. Frank RANNELLS, of that place. The child expired last Saturday and the following day the remains were given to mother earth. Mrs. Waite returned to her home on Monday. [Bertie Eugene McElwee, son of F. E. & N. McElwee, May 27, 1883 - March 29, 1884, age 10m-2d; bur Perrysburg cem, Union twp, Miami Co Ind]

Levi GELBAUGH comes to the front this week with a smile. It's a boy. (Prairie Grove item)

Mr. & Mrs. E. MILLER were called to Ohio last Monday afternoon by a telegram announcing the death of Mr. Miller's father. (Prairie Grove item)

Boy born to Charlie BUSH. Boy born to W. BIDDINGER.

Saturday, April 12, 1884

Susannah JONES, better known as Grandma JONES, one of the oldest persons in the county, died at the residence of W. S. BOLLES, three miles northeast of town, yesterday. Her remains will be conveyed to Mt. Zion church today where a funeral sermon will be preached by Rev. WORK, after which the interment will take place in the cemetery near the church.

Almerina CRUZAN, a poor woman hailing from the southern part of this State, arrived at the WALLACE HOUSE with her three year old daughter a few days ago. The little girl took sick with brain fever and died last Tuesday. Mr. & Mrs. WALLACE are kind-hearted people and their house and hands are always open to charity. Their manifestation of kindness and sympathy towards the unfortunate woman are features worthy of imitation.

Saturday, April 19, 1884

A child of Mr. & Mrs. M. D. ARVIN, four months old, died on Wednesday at their home five miles southwest of town.
Saturday, April 26, 1884

On last Monday morning the people of Akron, in this county, were shocked to hear that one of their fellowmen had taken his own life. Yet such was the fact. Mr. Hiram WHITTENBERGER, Jr., who, for the time being, was staying at the home of his mother, Mrs. Sam BROWN, retired to his bed on Sunday evening in his usual health, and from his actions few would have supposed that he harbored a thought of suicide. However, he had provided himeslf with a deadly dose of morphine which at some time during the night, he swallowed. As a result he was found next morning in a dying condition and although Drs. HARTER and ROBBINS were immediately summoned, their best efforts were fruitless. He died between 8 and 9 o'clock a.m. leaving nothing to indicate the cause of his unnatural conduct. The coroner was called upon at once, and repaired to the scene. The physicians above named were requested to make a post mortem examination of the body, which they did in the presence of a large crowd of witnesses. After removing the brain, heart, lungs and stomach, and carefully examining them, it was decided that death was caused by an overdose of morphine, and the coroner's verdict was in accordance with the facts as stated above. The deceased was about thirty years old, unmarried, and of good habits so far as known. Why he should wish to thus end his days must remain a matter of conjecture. As usual on such occasions, several theories were advanced, but it is by no means likely that the real cause is or ever will be known. A few contend that he became despondent over a land trade that he had recently made, and others assert that the cause of his self-destruction was result of a love affair. He had been paying attention to a young lady in this city whom he hoped to make his wife, but she refused to wed him until he had recovered the land he had recently disposed of, in which attempt he was unsuccessful. All these are mere conjectures and may be far wide of the real cause of the suicide. [Coroner's report set forth in full]

Last week a brief mention was made of the death of Hon. Daniel R. BEARSS, which occurred at Hot Springs, Ark., Friday afternoon of last week. For several years Mr. Bearss had been a rheumatic invalid and suffered greatly. He had made several visits to the fount of health at Hot Springs, but only received temporary relief. A few weeks ago, accompanied by his wife, he made another visit there, but instead of improving he gradually grew worse of his old malady, to which was added blood poisoning. When death seemed inevitable, he sent for his son, A. C. BEARSS, who arrived at his bedside two days before death intervened. His remains were returned to his home at Peru and were buried on Monday of this week, the funeral being largely attended. Among those from this county who went to pay their last respects to the dead were Col. SHRYOCK and wife, I. W. HOWARD and H. M. STEPHENSON.
The deceased was one of the very early pioneers of Miami county. He located there when the place where Peru is located was a wilderness. By untiring energy and prudential investments he accumulated a vast property which is valued at about $400,000. He had ever been an enterprising citizen and did much to make Peru what it now is - a beautiful and prosperous city. Mr. Bearss was 75 years of age. He has a large family of grown sons, three of whom are pleasantly located in this county. During his long life Mr. Bearss has been, upon several occasions, honored with responsible and honorable positions, having served in both branches of the State legislature and received several appointments at the hands of the Republican party, of which he was an honored member. He was an honored and useful citizen the loss of whom is greatly felt and deeply mourned by his large circle of friends.

Mrs. [Sophia] ZABST, wife of John [E.] ZABST, died last week and was buried on Sunday, the funeral taking place from the Salem church, in Liberty township, the services being conducted by Rev. L. S. FISHER.

On Wednesday of this week W. E. BAILEY, of Plymouth, passed through Rochester on his way to Macy to attend the wedding of his sister.

A wedding occurred at the residence of Obed ALLEN, in this city on Monday, the contracting parties being Rev. Wilford D. WEAVER and Miss Maggie [J.] MILLER. The groom is a young Baptist minister who has charge of a flock in Colorado. The bride is one of Rochester's most gifted, modest and charming daughters. . . . The same day of the wedding the married couple took their departure for their western home . . . . .

Saturday, May 3, 1884

Thirty years ago yesterday Jonathan DAWSON became a resident of Rochester, and he has been a continuous resident from that time to the present. It affords us pleasure to briefly announce that he is one of the wealthiest and most enterprising citizens that Rochester affords.

Thursday afternoon at the Jackson residence on Pearl street, Mr. Frank HOFFMAN, of Akron, and Miss Annie JACKSON, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Charles JACKSON. Performed by Rev. J. C. REED of the M.E. church. After honeymoon will reside at Akron where Mr. Hoffman is engaged in the hardware trade. . . . . [lengthy details]

[Birth] Baby girl to Dr. CAMPBELL at Blue Grass last Sunday.

Mrs. Christine KISSINGER died at the residence of George HECKATHORN, in this city, last Sunday, and was buried at the Hoover cemetery, Wednesday. The deceased had lived to a ripe old age, being 91 years and 17 days old.

Ed. S. DELP and Martha E. FERGUSON were married at the residence of the bride's parents on Tuesday evening of this week, the father of the groom officiating. Ed. is one of the typos of this office, and he and his bride have the best wishes of the "force" for a happy and prosperous wedded life.

Mrs. Emiline PLOUGH, wife of our townsman, Wm. PLOUGH, died of consumption in this city last Saturday, aged 39 years. She left a husband a five children who mourn the departure of a good wife and a kind and affectionate mother. Her funeral took place on Monday from the M.E. church.

Abraham HAY and Miss Mollie WILLARD were married Thursday evening, in this city, at the residence of the bride's mother, by Rev. E. J. DELP.

Mrs. WHITE, a most estimable lady, the wife of Thomas WHITE, of Richland township, died suddenly and without the slightest warning, at her home on last Monday. The circumstances of this sad occurrence, as we learn them, were as follows: A number of the lady's friends from a distance had but lately arrived for a pleasant visit, and Mrs. White was engaged in her usual hospitable entertainment. When pleasure was at its height and when death seemed the most improbable intruder into that happy group, the subject of this sketch fell suddenly to the floor and expired in a few moments. All who knew Mrs. White will feel the loss of a friend.

Saturday, May 10, 1884

Married:- Mr. John L. MILLER to Miss Maggie BITTERS Tuesday evening, officiated by Rev. J. C. REED, of M.E. church. The bride is an only daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Major BITTERS. The bride and groom repaired to their new brick residence on Railroad street. [lengthy details]

Mrs. Laura A. GAST, wife of Mr. A. A. GAST, and daughter of H. W. and Freela BALL, died at her residence in Akron, May 6, 1884, aged 23 years, 11 months and 12 days. The deceased leaves a husband and two small children, a father, mother, four brothers and five sisters who grieve over her untimely death. The funeral occurred at Akron on Wednesday, the religious services of the occasion being conducted by Rev. E. J. DELP of this city. Mrs. Gast was a most estimable woman, loved and respected by all, and her death casts a shadow of gloom over the village in which she lived and where she was so well and favorably known.

Mrs. Lydia [SHAFER] RITTER, living near Akron, died of cancer, Tuesday, May 6, 1884, aged 45 years, 4 months and 29 days. The deceased was a daughter of Mr. David SHAFER, deceased, formerly of Henry township. She was born in Stark county, Ohio, and removed with her parents to this county in 1855. In 1865 she was married to Mr. John RITTER of this county, who preceded her to the grave several years. Seven children and a number of brothers and other relatives are left to mourn her departure. Rev. Noah HEETER preached a brief funeral sermon at the late residence of the deceased, near Akron, after which the remains were conveyed to this place on Thursday and deposited in the Odd Fellows cemetery by the side of her departed husband.

At the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. W. B. SHOUP, Wednesday evening last, by Rev. A. M. WORK, Mr. H. A. MARTINDALE, of Roann, Ind., was united in marriage with Miss Emma MOW. Miss Mow is one of the triplet daughters of Mr. & Mrs. David MOW, deceased. A sumptuous feast followed the nuptian ceremony and many kind wishes follow the young couple to their new home.

Mr. & Mrs. A. P. HOLDER celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at their residence in this city on Thursday. Mr. Holder is an old soldier and is employed as gate keeper on the Michigan road pike. [lengthy details]

Mr. Edward EVERTS / [EVERED] [?], aged 38 years, 7 months, 11 days, died of dripsy, April 27, after a lingering illness of several weeks. He leaves a wife and one child to mourn their loss. His remains were deposited in the Five Corners cemetery the 28th. (Fulton item)

Saturday, May 17, 1884

Last December Mr. Jacob BEEWART / [BEERWATT] left his native home in Germany and came to this county, locating in Richland township. He left his wife and six children behind until he had selected a permanent home to receive them. They arrived last Saturday direct from the Fatherland, but the happy meeting of the father with his wife and children was made sad by the serious sickness of one of the pets of the family, and its death on the same day of its arrival. It had come a long journey to die in the arms of its father.

Susan M. DURKES died at the residence of her son, Henry DURKES, three and a half miles southwest of Rochester, May 14, of congestion of the lungs. She was a native of the Province of Rheinphalz, Kingdom of Bavaria, born February 23, 1808, and at the time of her death was 76 years, two months, and 21 days old. Deceased came to America in 1854 and ever since, with the exception of the last few months, she was a resident of Miami county, where the remains were conducted by rail for burial May 16.

Mother [Joanna] WHITTENBERGER, mother of the large Whittenberger family in this and adjoining counties, died at her residence in Henry township last Sunday. She was over 91 years of age, and with her husband, who her to the grave, was one of the early settlers in this county, having located on the farm on which she died, near Akron, as early as 1836. She was a highly esteemed lady and a fond and faithful mother to her large family of children. Her funeral occurred Tuesday and was largely attended, Rev. J. C. REED, of this city, conducted the funeral services. [Joanna, wife of Wm, born Dec. 23, 1792, died May 11, 1884, at age 90y-4m-18d; William WHITTENBERGER, born March 30, 1795, in (Bedford?) Co., Penn., died April 28, 1878 at age 83(?)y-28d; bur Akron cem, Henry twp]

Saturday, May 24, 1884 and Saturday, May 31, 1884

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Saturday, June 7, 1884

Joel BRUBAKER is the father of a bouncing baby girl.

Saturday, June 14, 1884

On her way through life's weary pilgrimage, Mrs. Frank RICHTER, of this place, reached the 52nd milestone last Thursday, Juna 12. . . . .

We stop the press to announce that a young Democrat arrived at the residence of Mr. Ben. HEILBRUN on Friday morning . . . .

Doc COLLINS, our wholesale confectionery dealer, informed a Sentinel reported of his possible prospect of receiving some $500 as back pay while serving in the army. Doc was a mere boy when entering the army, but a truer soldier never shouldered the musket . . . .

On Wednesday of this week our worthy and popular townsman, J. B. ELLIOTT, passed the 51st milestone on his life journey . . . .

Mrs. Levi GELBAUGH was called to Ohio last Saturday by a telegram announcing the death of her mother. (Prairie Grove item)

Saturday, June 21, 1884

The wife of Mr. Nicholas HARTMAN, of Aubbeenaubbee township, died of consumption, Friday, June 13. She left behind seven children, of whom the oldest is fifteen and the youngest two years old.

Mr. & Mrs. Charles OLSEN, relatives of Mr. Wm. WILLIAMSON, of this place, who arrived but recently from Norway, met with the sad misfortune of losing their only child, a little son 11 months of age. The funeral occurred on Tuesday.

Mrs. Anna ANDERSON, wife of George ANDERSON, of Newcastle township, died of consumption June 14, 1884, aged 21 years, 10 months, and 14 days. Deceased's maiden name was MILLER, born near Millark, this county; married to her surviving husband October 31, 1881, and the fruits of their peaceful union is a bright little daughter of sixteen months. The funeral took place last Sunday, and an unusually large procession of mourners, friends and neighbors followed the remains of her whom they so highly esteemed during life, to their last resting place. Rev. Noah HEETER preached the funeral sermon. The bereaved husband has the heartfelt sympathy of the surrounding community.

A child of Mr. & Mrs. A. L. THURSTON was buried Wednesday.

Mr. & Mrs. Emil HUDTWALKER, one mile and a half south of Rochester, mourn the loss of their youngest child, which died on last Wednesday.

On Thursday evening, June 26, Dr. H. E. SHERWIN, of Rochester, was married to Miss Hattie SHEARER, of Peru, the wedding taking place at the latter city . . . [details]

Saturday, July 5, 1884

Fredrick HARTER, brother of Dr. C. F. HARTER, and one of the prominent citizens of Henry township, died at an early hour yesterday morning.

Peru Sentinel:- On last Thursday evening, June 26, Horace E. SHERWIN, of Rochester, was united in marriage to Miss Hattie A. SHEARER. The ceremony took place at the residence of Mr. & Mrs. D. L. SHEARER, parents of the bride and was strictly private, none being present but the near relatives of the parties. Dr. Sherwin studied dentistry in this city with Dr. T. M. CRUME and for several years has been a resident of Rochester . . . .

Saturday, July 12, 1884

O. B. HOLMAN is a grandfather again and he has been in town a day or two this week jollifying over the event.

Mr. Frederick HARTER, whose death was briefly announced last week was buried last Sunday in the new cemetery, near Akron. He was one of the early settlers of Henry township and one of its most esteemed citizens. For some years past he had been a sufferer with dropsy and heart trouble which culminated in his death on Friday morning of last week. He had a long line of relatives and warm personal friends who mourn his departure. By strict economy and frugality, combined with his acknowledged and greatly admired traits of honesty, he had acquired sufficient of this world's goods to enjoy the sunset days of his life, but the angel of death came and robbed him of his expected pleasures and his family of a devoted father and a kind husband.

Saturday, July 19, 1884

Among the many worthy German citizens of Rochester are Mr. & Mrs. Henry FREESE. They occupy a pleasant residence on Jefferson street, one of the prettiest in the city. They have enjoyed married life, as only Germans can, for fifteen years, the 15th anniversary occurring Tuesday of this week. Under the skillful management of Miss Minnie HOPPE, a member of the household, a complete and very pleasant surprise was given them in which about twenty couples of their intimate friends participated. . . . .

Mr. Ed. MATTICE, of Middleburg, N.Y., with his two year old son, has been in Rochester for a week or more, visiting with Mr. J. ROWLEY, his father-in-law. Mr. M. is an Eastern railroader and a very intelligent and pleasant gentleman. It was his first visit to this State and he expressed himself as highly pleased with his stay in Rochester.

Mr. & Mrs. Austin WHITTENBERGER, of Akron, were sadly bereaved by the death of their five year old daughter which occurred last Sunday evening. Just an hour before the death of their daughter, the mother gave birth to a girl baby that in a measure supplies the vacancy.

Saturday, July 26, 1884

Born to Mr. & Mrs. George WALLACE, Wednesday, a son.

Mrs. Emeline RHYME, of this city, and William BAILEY, of Leiters Ford, were married at the home of the bride's parents in this city last Sunday morning at 8 a.m., July 20, by Rev. L. S. FISHER, of the Evangelical church.

A daughter of Wm. CURTIS, 12 years of age, living a few miles southeast of Rochester, died very suddenly last Sunday.

Mr. & Mrs. Dr. C. F. HARTER again mourn the loss of a member of their household. Their youngest child, a year and a half old, died at their residence in Akron on Thursday and was brought to this place yesterday afternoon for interment in Odd Fellows cemetery. The parents have the sympathy of their numerous friends in this city over their sad afflictions.

The children and many friends of Mrs. William BRUGH, who resides at Leiters Ford, made her the subject of a very pleasant surprise party last Saturday, the occasion being the 58th birthday of that estimable lady . . . . It was a happy company of children, grandchildren and friends . . . . Among those in attendance from this place were Walter STICKLES and Peter BAKER and their families.

Mr. James Robert PYLE, the gentleman who fell from a cherry tree a few weeks ago and sustained serious injuries, died on Tuesday of this week and was buried Thursday, the funeral taking place from the M.E. church, services conducted by Rev. A. M. WORK, assisted by Rev. REED. The deceased was born near Charleston, Virginia, September 10, 1816, and was at his death 67 years, 10 months, and 12 days of age. In early youth he came to Springfield, Ohio and from thence to this county which has been his home for 35 years past. He was married to Elizabeth CARROTHERS February 18, 1847, and to them were born eight children, five sons and three daughters, all of whom are living. The deceased was one of this county's most upright and honest citizens, honored and respected by all. The accident which befell him and his subsequent death has cast a pall of gloom over the whole community where he lived so long and was so well known.

Saturday, August 2, 1884

Mr. Alonzo LONG and Miss [Mary] E. SEVERNS, both of Newcastle township, were married last Saturday in this city by Rev. DELP at the parsonage.

On Tuesday evening, at the residence of Thomas JAMISON, in this city, Charles PRINCE and Miss Lena HAMMOND were married by Rev. L. S. FISHER, of the Evangelical church.

Today is the fortieth birthday anniversary of our townsman, V. ZIMMERMAN.

Another Democrat has been added to the household of J. C. TIPTON.

Saturday, August 9, 1884

Miss Jane BEMENDERFER, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Samuel BEMENDERFER, died very suddenly at the residence of her parents, near Wagoner's Station, Thursday night. Her funeral will occur tomorrow at 12 o'clock from the Mt. Zion church. Deceased was about 22 years of age.

Mrs. Fannie WALLACE, wife of George H. WALLACE, died at her residence in this city at 10 o'clock Thursday evening. Her funeral will take place today at 10 o'clock from the Evangelical church and the services will be conducted by Rev. E. J. DELP. The deceased had been a consistent sufferer for many months. She leaves behind a husband and two children, one a babe but two weeks old.

Born to Alexander WILHELM, a son, but it does not elate him as much as it would some men, as that thing has occurred to him just two dozen times in his lifetime. (Ebenezer item)

Saturday, August 16, 1884

James E. LIMING and Miss Etta M. HORN were married in this city last Sunday by Rev. E. J. DELP of the Baptist church.

Mr. & Mrs. David LEININGER, six miles east of Rochester, mourn the loss of a little son, who died August 11.

Grandma McINTIRE died at the old homestead farm, six miles east of Rochester, August 9, aged 76 years, 8 months, and 1 day. The remains of the deceased were gently laid away in the family graveyard on the farm in the presence of many relations and friends last Sunday.

Mr. Charles E. GLASS, wife and children, came last week to pay their numerous friends of Rochester a visit. For some time past they have lived at Cincinnati, but by a recent change Lebanon, Ohio, will be their future home . . . .

Mr. Ben LINKENHELT, brother to our townsman, L. R. LINKENHELT, died at his home in Plymouth, Saturday last, very suddenly. Since the time Mr. Linkenhelt was a citizen of this place he has met with many misfortunes. Four years ago he became deranged in mind which was subsequently restored. Then followed a failure of sight and for nearly two years he had been blind. He was buried at Plymouth last Monday.

Levi M. PARSONS, son of John M. PARSONS, was born in Fulton county, Ind., June 28, 1854. Became an invalid by a paralytic stroke 12 years ago. On the 21st of last May he was united in marriage to Miss Jessie HUNT. Died August 11, 1884, in Rochester, Ind., aged 30 years, 1 month, and 14 days. Mr. Parsons was a young man of good moral habits, honest in all his dealings, and industrious. In the midst of all his suffering he has for the last four years earned, at least in part, his livelihood. He leaves a young wife, father and mother, aged grandparents, and a number of other relatives to mourn his early departure. Funeral services were at the Evangelical church on Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. by Rev. L. S. FISHER.

Saturday, August 23, 1884

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Saturday, August 30, 1884

A child three months old of Mr. & Mrs. LYNCH, died last Sunday and was buried the following day at the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Mr. Ed. DELP, one of the Sentinel Force, is the proud father of a bouncing girl that will be a week old tomorrow.

L. S. EMRICK's 36th birthday anniversary occurred Thursday. The members of his band, assisted by his wife, gave him a happy surprise party that evening.

Omar LAWRENCE, son of Mrs. & Mrs. LAWRENCE, of this city, died last Saturday of consumption, aged 18 years. Funeral services were held on Sunday at the Baptist church after which the remains were laid at rest in the Citizens cemetery.

Mr. & Mrs. Frank CARR, residing seven miles northeast of Rochester, buried a three year old daughter in the Odd Fellows cemetery of this place last Saturday.

Saturday, September 6, 1884

Hon. George BEARSS returned from South Bend Wednesday evening, where he had been for the purpose of placing his son, Dan [BEARSS], in the Notre Dame institution of learning. Ed. BEARSS, son of Omer BEARSS, starts next week for some point in Vermont, where he will enter a military school . . . .

Married, at the residence of Rev. N. L. LORD, by the same, August 21, Ora L. OSBORN and Minnie M. KINGERY.

Also at the residence of Rev. N. L. LORD, by the same, August 30, Harrison H. WINN and Sarah ROGERS.

Also at the residence of Rev. N. L. LORD, by the same, August 31, Robert ELLIS to Mary H. BORTON.

Saturday, September 13, 1884

Mrs. Indiana BEEBER, wife of John H. BEEBER, procured a divorce from her husband, at Indianapolis, last Saturday. John's term of imprisonment will expire sometime next month.

Mr. & Mrs. Newton EMMONS, 5 miles east of Rochester, buried a little son, September 9, aged 11 months.

Mr. George ZACKMAN and Miss Mary McANNALLY were married at the residence of Dr. A. AULT in this city, Thursday, September 4, by Rev. L. S. FISHER.

Mrs. Levi GASKILL, 8 miles west of town, died of consumption September 6. The remains were taken to Kosciusko Co., for burial September 7.

A little daughter, the only child of Mr. & Mrs. Isaiah GOSS, four miles east of town, died of cholera infantum, September 10. The burial took place September 11 at Antioch cemetery, 5 miles west of Rochester.

Born to Mr. & Mrs. M. C. REITER, yesterday, a son.

L. M. SPOTTS is the proud father of a girl baby that will be a week old today . . .

Yesterday morning a telegram was received by Mrs. J. P. MYERS announcing the death of Mrs. Ira MYERS, at Peru. Her friends at this place had no knowledge of her sickness, and know nothing of the circumstances now except the mere fact of her death.

Wm. H. CHINN and his daughter, from St. Paul, Neb., are among their Rochester friends for a few weeks' visit. Mr. Chinn and his two sons went to Nebraska a few years ago and engaged in business in which they now have great pleasure and profit.

Mr. B. F. DAWSON, who has spent the past two years in a wholesale drug house at Peoria, Illinois, has been spending a few days at home preparatory to his removal to Ann Arbor, Michiga, where he will take a thorough course in medicine and become a full fledged physician and surgeon. Frank is determined to get as near the top of the ladder as possible in his chosen profession.

On Tuesday evdning of this week Mr. William TRIBBETT and Mrs. Emma KEYS, both of this city, were united in marriage by Rev. A. M. WORK. Both of the contracting parties have had their necks in the matrimonial yoke before . . . .

Saturday, September 27, 1884

Last Tuesday morning news spread over town that a dead body was lying in the Mill Creek bottom, west of the bridge, on the Michigan road, just north of Rochester. About eight o'clock the coroner, Jacob HERING, was called upon to take charge of the body and hold an inquisition as the law directs. [his finding in full, re the matter of the death of Hans Christian HANSON, inquest of September 23, and report dated September 24, 1884] . . . . that, at the time of his death he was aged about twenty-six years; that he was of light complexion, rather heavy make, and five feet two inches in height; that when he died he was dressed in a white muslin shirt and gray vest and pantaloons; that he had on his person six dollars in paper money, a silver watch supposed to be worth twenty-five dollars, and a revolver valued at four dollars . . .
From papers found on the person of this unfortunate man it is learned that he was born at Schlis (or Schlios) Holstien, Germany; that he migrated from Hamburg about the 23rd day of February, 1882, and arrived in the United States on March 9, 1882; and that on the 27th of October 1883, before the clerk of the Fulton Circuit Court he declared his intention of becoming a citizen of this country. Since then he had been engaged at such work as he could obtain about town and had acquired some little property other than that mentioneed in the Coroner's report above set out. Among his effects we mention a team of horses and wagon. From all this at appears that he was by no means in a suffering condition, and must have been moved to take his life (which he did) by some other motive.
It was observed that the immediate cause of his death was a wound directly in the center of his forehead, from a revolver shot, the weapon being found firmly grasped in his left hand. He purchased the weapon of WEILLS & PETERSON but the day before and evidently for the sole purpose of taking his own life. He did his work well and must have died instantly as there were not the slightest evidences of any struggle. Deceased had few acquaintances here, but those who knew him best speak of him as a quiet, inofffensive, sober and industrious young man.
Whatever trials, troubles and vexations beset him in his comparatively brief walk in this vale of tears, they are ended. Let his faults, if he had any, rest with him, and let us not too rashly, nor too harshly judge the unfortunate being, who, overloaded with sorrows and disappointments sought with his own hands to snap the tender cord which bound him to the habitation of his woes. But rather let us draw the curtain of forgetfulness and forgiveness around the memory of the poor tired heart that now lies at rest in the friendly bosom of the earth whence it was taken. To the loved ones left behind in that far away home, the news of this tragic fate will carry the deepest sorrow, for their brave son and brother, who so lately forsook the scenes of his childhood to win for himself a place in this great country of ours will no more return to them. Hopeful he doubtless was; erring and misguided he may have been, but he is now at rest and at peace. So let him remain.

The many friends of L. M. MONTGOMERY, ex-Sheriff of this county, now a resident of Roann, will regret to learn that he is repidly losing his sight . . . .

Mrs. Ida O. YARLOTT, a prominent and highly respectable lady of Kewanna, was buried last Saturday by the members of the order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. J. C. PHILLIPS and Mrs. James WARE, of this city, attended the funeral.

Married Tuesday evening of this week, in this city, at the residence of Wm. POWNALL, by Rev. N. L. LORD, Mr. Lewis E. LEAR, of Wayne township, to Miss Frances J. POWNALL, of Rochester . . . .

Only the very early settlers of this county have any recollection of Thomas COLLINS, a gentleman who lived here when the Indians were much more numerous than white persons. Thirty years ago he left this county and has been a wanderer in many States. After such a long absence he returned this week to his old home to find that where then was a vast wilderness is now a large and enterprising town with massive blocks of brick and stone. Mr. Collins now resides in Nebraska and his visit here at this time is to renew old acquaintances of 30 and 40 years ago. The number here that he knew at that time are comparatively few.

Tuesday next Mr. J. P. MICHAELS starts for Kentucky, and on the following Thursday he will be married to one of the fair daughters of that State. After a short bridal tour in which some of the chief cities will be visited, he will return with his bride to this city.

Mr. Lol. SAMUELS and his bride of a week is visiting among his Rochester friends. Mr. Samuels is well known here, but for a few years past, he has resided at Rushville, where he recently married Miss Nellie POUNDSTONE, an estimble young lady of that place . . . .

Saturday, October 4, 1884

Mr. & Mrs. C. CORNELIUS, who are comfortably situated on a farm south of town, spent this week in Cincinnati celebrating their fiftieth wedding anniversary. They are old citizens of this community and well and most favorably known. Although they have been married fifty years, their household has never been blessed with any children.

Application was made by J. DAWSON to Judge HESS for a certificate to enter Bernard WALLACE at the Reform school at Plainfield. Young Wallace is an orphan, 15 years of age, who, by the death of his parents, was placed under the control of Mr. Dawson, who is his uncle. The boy did not realize what a good home had been furnished him, and instead of being obedient and trustworthy, he was absolutely incorrigible and would not be restrained in any of his bad habits. As the only alternative, he was sent to an institution from which it is hoped he will emerge in a few years, free from the vices and boyish pranks now fastened upon him.

Mr. Wm. H. COOPER surprised - his birth date September 25. [lengthy details, but his age not given] Party; sponsored by his wife.

Saturday, October 11, 1884

Mr. J. P. MICHAEL returned Tuesday evening from Knoxville, Tenn., whither he went the week previous on a trip of more than ordinary interest to him. He went for the pubpose of being united in marriage with Miss Cora COHN, of that city and the object was fully realized. The wedding took place on Thursday of last week and after a brief bridal tour they arrived at Rochester at the time above stated. Mr. Michael is one of our most enterprising business men, worthy of the beautiful and accomplished lady he has taken for his life companion. The Sentinel extends its heartfelt congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Michaels.

Mr. & Mrs. John W. WOODFIELD of this place mourn the loss of a two weeks old son. The little one died October 5, and its remains were deposited at the Mt. Zion cemetery, October 6.

Thursday afternoon Mr. A. C. DAUFEL, of Bunker Hill, and Miss Rose ZIMPLEMAN were married at the residence of Mr. Joseph ZACHMAN, in this city, by Rev. L. S. FISHER, of the Evangelical church.

Saturday, October 18, 1884

Wm. E. GREGORY and Mary WHEELER were married at the residence of Mr. Samuel BARKDOLL, in this city, on Wednesday, Rev. E. J. DELP, officiating.

[Born] a daughter to Geo. W. TIPTON Thursday. "He has four boys who will soon be voters."

Saturday, October 25, 1884

Mary Ella HOFFMAN was born March 1, 1873 in Richland township, Fulton Co., Indiana, died October 18, 1884, in Rochester, Ind., of diphtheria, aged 11 years, 7 months, and 18 days.
Ella was the only daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Peter HOFFMAN of this city. She was a loving obedient and faithful child. Informal services were held at the house on Sunday last at 3 p.m.

Mr. & Mrs. James O'BLENIS mourn the loss of a child that died last Saturday.

Twins were born to Mr. & Mrs. Alfred McCARTY [McCARTER?] of this city last Sunday, but unfortunately one died the following day.

Willie DEMONT, infant son of George and Susan DEMONT, died October 22, 1884, in Rochester, aged one year two weeks and two days. A short funeral service was held at the house on Friday morning, conducted by Dr. W. WILL, and burial took place near Maxinkuckee Lake yesterday.

[Mary Ella HOFFMAN] An only daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Peter HOFFMAN, of this city, died of diphtheria last Saturday. The funeral occurred on Sunday, the religious services being conducted by Rev. L. S. FISHER, of the Evangelical church. Interment at the Odd Fellows cemetery. The bereaved parents have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.

Orris Raymond [HARTER], son of Dr. C. F. and Mrs. Clarissa HARTER, was born January 12, 1882; departed this brief life October 22, 1884. This is the third time in nine months that death has visited this much bereaved family. Thomas [HARTER], their son 19 years of age was taken away in February last; Little Roland Dean [HARTER] was taken in July and now little Orris Raymond. The funeral took place at Akron on Thursday in the M.E. church, conducted by Rev. A. M. WORK, of Rochester, assisted by Rev. Mr. McKEE, of Akron. The family deserves and has a large share of sympathy in their bereavement.

Saturday, November 1, 1884

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Saturday, November 8, 1884

Mr. John C. LOWE and Miss Minnie PENCE were married in this city Thursday of last week, by Rev. E. J. DELP.

Mrs. J. H. BEEBER was called from her home in Indianapolis to attend the bedside of her mother, grandmother CHINN, who is seriously ill.

Grandma CHINN has been for a few weeks and is yet seriously ill. Yesterday her recovery seemed doubtful. Although she is advanced in years, yet it is hoped that by Dr. BROWN's skill she might yet recover. Her ailment is pneumonia.

Notice is hereby given the public that whereas my wife, Mary A. GREGORY, has left my bed and board without just cause or provocation, I will not be responsible for any debts of her contracting after this date. John F. GREGORY, October 20, 1884.

Saturday, November 15, 1884

Burglaries have been of frequent occurrence in Rochester for several months and all efforts to capture the thieves have been unavailing until this week. Several business houses and many private residences have been plundered, but so expert were the rascals that they escaped detection for a long time. Their depredations became very annoying to the citizens and effective measures were at last adopted for their capture. It was a prevailing opinion that the gang operating here were home artists, but no positive evidence could be obtained. Business men then combined and called to their aid a member of the PINKERTON detective force at Chicago. He came and played his card as best he could but he was not long in discovering that he was not the man to do the work required of him, so he returned to Chicago and sent another man. He came and was just the person to form the acquaintance of "Tuck" NEFF, Foster HAZLETT, John SCHOLDER and others who were suspected of belonging to the organized band of plunderers. By "standing in" with the boys, drinking with them and fighting their battles he was soon taken into full fellowship and firmly secured their confidence. He then laid his plans for their capture. He found that they were provided with all the necessary tools for doing a successful job of burglary. As an encouragement for them and to prove his sincerity in their welfare, this young detective assisted them enter several business houses where they secured small amounts of money. Having their full confidence, he next laid his plans for their capture. C. HOOVER's furniture store was the place chosen for a haul. Tuesday night was the time fixed to break into the store and crack the safe. In the meantime, Marshal REID with his trusted assistants were secreted in the store waiting for the coming of the gang. They did not have long to wait, for at 12 o'clock a rear window was pried open through which came Neff, Hazlett and the detective. Scholder was to have been with the party, but he was not. At the last moment he asked to be excused from joining them that night, and no persuasion could induce him to join them. He gave no excuse for not going and it is thought he got suspicious that all was not right. The detective was disappointed, for he hoped to get three of them at one haul. However, the three named entered the store as indicated. When they were about to begin operations on the safe, the Marshal and his assistants made known their presence. The burglars did not propose to surrender and then began the battle in the dark and the firing of revolvers and shot guns. By the time Marshal Reid was shot through the left hand and Tuck Neff through the abdomen, order was restored and the crooks surrendered. Reid's wound was painful but not serious. It was thought that Neff's wound would wind up his earthly career, but he yet lives with good hopes for his recovery. Hazlett was at once taken to jail and Neff was taken to the residence of his brother, Elijah NEFF, where his wound was dressed. The following morning he was in a condition to be taken to the jail where he is at present.
As soon as the two captured burglars were disposed of, Constable PLOUGH and a deputy went to find John Scholder. He was found at about 1 o'clock at the residence of J. S. CHAPIN. There were present in the room when the officers entered, Mr. and Mrs. Chapin and Miss (-----) RHENO, sister of Mrs. Chapin. Three revolvers, in the hands of the two women and Scholder, were pointed at the officers and the arrest of Scholder resisted. After parleying some time he surrendered and was taken to jail. On the following day Hazlett and Scholder were given preliminary examination before Esq. STEPHENSON. They were each found guilty and in default of $1,000 bond each, they were returned to jail. Neff not being in a condition for trial is continued in jail until a day in the future.
Mrs. Chapin and her sister were arrested Thursday for interference with the officers in the arrest of Scholder. Being found guilty they were fined $3 each and costs, amounting to about twenty dollars.
Thus after much labor and expense one of the worst gangs of burglars that ever infested Rochester is at last broken up and the doors of the penitentiary are open to the depredators. They will probably be tried next week or some time during the term of circuit court that begins next Monday.

The night following the scenes related above, a horrible tragedy was enacted at Tiosa. On Wednesday, three ordinary looking tramps walked down the Wabash railroad from Plymouth to Argos. Near the latter place they entered a farmer's residence and helped themselves to whatever they would find to eat. They also picked up the farmer's revolver and carried it away with them and would probably have taken other articles if they had been in sight. When the farmer learned of his loss he followed down the track to Tiosa and put the citizens of that place on their guard. Jacob MILLER concluded that it would be wise to protect his property by placing guards in his large store room in which is also located the postoffice. Subsequent events prove that his precaution was not in vain. In the still night the three men came and forced an entrance into the building by boring the lock off the door. Before they had time to work upon the large safe, Dan HISEY, Mr. Miller's son and another gentleman hiding in the store, opened fire upon them. Hisey was armed with a double barreled shot gun, well charged with buckshot. On the first round all three burglars fell, but in the darkness the extent of the damage done could not be told. Some little time was consumed in getting a light. When it was procured, one man was found to have received a mortal wound from the effects of which he died in about four hours. Another had his leg terribly lacerated by a load of shot and the third man managed to escape and has not been caught. The man with the wounded leg says that the fellow who got away was also shot, but how seriously, he does not know. His statement is corroborated by those who followed his trail and discovered blood along his path. The man killed was buried by the Richland township authorities on Wednesday. The wounded man was brought to town and is now in jail. He says that his name is WILLIAMS and the man that was killed was named BROOKS. The third whose name is said to be POORMAN is supposed to be acquainted in this county and three years ago lived at Walnut, Marshall county. However that may be, a good week's work has been done in catching burglars in this county this week. The record shows one killed and two dangerously wounded, and two others in jail uninjured. A few more such hauls and those who live by their wits instead of honest labor, will give this county a wide berth.

Mrs. Lucy A. CHINN, whose serious sickness was reported last week, died at the residence of Dr. BROWN last Monday night. The deceased was above 78 years. With her husband, who preceded her to the spirit land several years ago, she came to this county at a very early day and was classed as one of the pioneers. She has a large circle of relatives and friends who mourn her departure.

A quiet wedding took place Thursday evening at the residence of Mr. & Mrs. Wm. FERGUSON in this city, the parties to the contract being Mr. Frank A. BROWN and Miss Rose FERGUSON, both young people well and favorably known to Rochester society. Rev. REED officiated. Only a few of the immediate friends of the parties were witnesses to the ceremony. At 9 o'clock the newly married couple took the train for Akron where they will make their future home, and where Mr. Brown is establishing a new newspaper. We extend our heartiest congratulations to the bride and groom and hope that life's richest blessing may be showered upon them.

Married, at the parsonage of the Presbyterian church by Rev. A. M. WORK, Nov. 11, 1884, Mr. George SCHIRM of Kewanna, Ind., to Miss Matilda C. MASTER, of the same place. . . .

Mr. W. H. CHINN, of St. Paul, Neb., was among his Rochester friends again this week, called here by the sickness and ultimate death of his mother.

Dr. J. C. CAVE, recently of Bedford, Ohio, has become a citizen of this city and associated himself with Dr. M. M. REX, in the dental profession . . . . .

There being two John SCHOLDERs in Rochester, the people should not confound honest and industrious John with the John who is in jail on a charge of burglary.

Saturday, November 22, 1884

Lafayette NEFF, commonly called "Tuck," died in the jail at about 9 o'clock Tuesday morning, just one week after receiving a fatal wound while in the act of burglarizing the furniture establishment of C. HOOVER, a detailed account of which was given in these columns last week. For a few days after the tragedy it was thought that he would recover but he gradually grew weaker and expired at the time stated. Soon after his death his body was removed from the jail to the residence of his brother where it was kept until Thursday and then buried in the Citizens cemetery. The deceased was a young man not wholly bad but his general tentencies were in that direction. How he was induced to enter upon a life of burglary, we do not know, but that he made that a profession until he was shot down in his career admits of scarcely a doubt. Whatever may have been his offense against humanity and the law of the land, he is now gone to be tried before a just Judge who will have mercy for the weakness and failings of erring humanity. It is a sad thought that a young man in the full vigor of youth and endowed with the mental capacity of which he was possessed, should close his brief life in such a horrible manner. But it is all over with him. Let his follies be forgotten and only his better deeds be remembered, and let his reckless life and untimely death be a warning to his associates and others who are disposed to follow in his footsteps.

Mr. & Mrs. John HOLMES, near Rochester, buried their first born November 9.

At the home of Mr. Marion WINN, of Richland township, a child died November 16.

Mrs. Joseph LAUER and Mrs. Sol ALLMAN went to Cincinnati this week to attend the wedding of their brother, Marcus COOK, which will take place next Tuesday.

Mr. & Mrs. Wm. McCARTER mourn the loss of one of their twin babes, recently born.

It is said that Dan HISEY is very much distressed in mind over the tragedy that occurred at Tiosa last week. He did the shooting by which the life of a fellow man went out, and to him it is not a very consoling thought even though he did it in protection of property and feeling that he was doing his duty under the law.

Rochester is minus a butcher. He has gone to more congenial climes where slaughtering beeves, bucking the tiger and drinking red-eye liquor is a combination of business and pleasure that work together more successfully than they do in Rochester. Disgusted with his ill luck in attempting to carry on these several branches of business in Rochester, Jim WARE suddenly "give in" and took his departure for the West without stopping to bid many of his friends good-bye. He left his family here to provide for itself as best it can while he will carve for himself fame and fortune in another climate. Jim is a whole-souled fellow who is his own worst enemy and it is hoped that he will soon return and enter upon a new course of life.

The Logansport Pharos of last Friday says: "Mr. Noah CRAVEN, of Rochester, Ind., and Mrs. Leah RICHARD, of this city, were united in marriage last evening at six o'clock by Rev. E. E. NEAL . . . Mr. & Mrs. Craven will leave for Rochester, their future home, in a few days . . . ." Mr. Craven and his bride arrived in Rochester last Saturday and in the evening of that day they were given a grand reception at the residence of Mr. Noah CRAVEN, Sr. EMRICK's band was present and furnished music for the occasion.

Another shepherd of one of the Lord's flocks has wandered off into strange pastures and became entangled in the underbrush of the world's besetting sins. In consequence of his deviation from a consistent christian course, Rev. Simon BYBEE who has been ministering to a Baptist congregation at Kewanna has been hauled over the coals by an ecclesiastical council called by that church. There are three counts in the indictment against him. 1st, Writing improper letters to another man's wife; 2d, Using profane and improper language; 3d, Improper conduct in certain business transactions. After a fair trial he was found guilty of each charge made against him, and the council unanimously voted to discharge him from the ministry and advised the Kewanna church to expel him from its membership. In churches, as well as in politics, it is the correct thing to "turn the rascals out."

J. H. BEEBER has served his year's imprisonment in the Marion county jail for tampering with the mails while a postal clerk on the Indianapolis and Michigan City division of the Wabash railway, and is now a free man with an experience that will be valuable to him during his life. John has many good qualities and we feel assured that his future conduct will be such as to wipe out the transgressions of the past. His efforts in that direction will be encouraged by his Rochester friends.

One more unfortunate who has been a county charge for at least seven years has gone to his long rest and is free from his years of earthly suffering. Philip CRIPLIVER died at the county asylum last Tuesday morning. From a youth of fifteen yeears he had been subject to epileptic fits that grew more frequent and violent as he advanced in years until reason was entirely dethroned and it became necessary to keep him confined. Last Tuesday morning the keeper of the asylum found him dead in his bed. He was past 39 years of age and death must have come as a welcome messenger after his many years of suffering. His friends who reside in Richland township were notified of his death and by them he was conveyed to their home and thence to the Germany cemetery, where he was laid at rest.

Saturday, December 6, 1884

Something of a sensation was created on the streets Wednesday morning by the reported death of Jacob S. RANNELLS, a prominent citizen of Perrysburg, just across the line in Miami county. The circumstances of the death was not made known at first but it was soon learned that he had committed suicide in a most shocking manner. Jake, as he was familiarly called, was the business man of the village in which he lived and the whole community. He kept a large general store and was an extensive dealer in stock and every article of produce that was offered for sale. In fact he did an enormous business and was very active in every relation of life. Like many other men with too much to engage his attention, he occasionally became financially embarrassed. That had been his condition for some time past and it had a depressing influence upon his mind. To add to his misfortune and still further unsettle his mind, his large store room and warehouse containing his goods, were destroyed by fire only two weeks ago. Symptoms of a disordered mind were strongly developed, but no one suspicioned the bent of his inclinations or thought that he would destroy his life. Tuesday evening when the family retired he remained up engaged in writing. Finally he went to bed to his wife and after she was asleep he arose and went into an adjoining room where with a pocket knife with a long pointed blade he stabbed himself in the throat and neck four times. After the commission of the deed he called loudly to the household to save him from the death that was then inevitable. He lived long enough to say that he had taken a poisonous drug during the evening but it had not produced the effect he desired and he then resorted to the knife. The writing he was engaged at in the evening proved to be a letter to his wife, the contents of which are not generally known.
The deceased was about fifty years of age and leaves a wife and some children nearly grown. He was a brother to R. N. RANNELLS, Mrs. Levi MERCER, Mrs. Nancy WOOD and Mrs. OSBURNE, all of this county. His funeral took place on Thursday and was largely attended by his numerous relatives and acquaintances in Miami, Cass and Fulton counties. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. FORD, of Logansport, and the burial was made under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity of Mexico, the interment being made in the village cemetery at Perrysburg.

Mr. Charles L. ORR and Mrs. Mary S. BURNETT, both of this city, were married at the bride's home, Tuesday evening of this week, Rev. A. E. GIFT being the officiating clergyman.

Mr. BARNHART preached the funeral of an infant child of Conrad SAYGER's last Sunday at the Frear school house. (Fulton item)

A son of Wesley FINNEMORE died last Friday afternoon with typhoid fever. Its remains were deposited in the Perrysburg cemetery on Saturday. (Fulton item)

Saturday, December 13, 1884

Wm. FOKER who served faithfully during the late war and lost an arm in the service of his country, has at last been granted a pension and is made extremely happy thereby. Mr. Foker is a poor and deserving man. A year ago the Democracy put him upon their ticket and he was elected Constable for this township, but the fees he could make and collect did not make him a living. By his recent good fortune he will soon be in a position to make himself comfortable and happy. His back kpension will amount to nearly $4,000 and henceforth he will receive $24 per month. He was a long time in getting his claim allowed, but it is a god-send to him now.

Foster HAZLETT, found guilty of burglarizing C. HOOVER's furniture store on the night of November 11, and sentenced to the northern penitentiary for three years. He is a "young man not more than 23 years of age." - - - - [lengthy details]

John DUSH and Flora B. POLLEY were married Friday evening of last week at the residence of Peter HOFFMAN, by Rev. L. S. FISHER.

Wednesday the Rochester Bank issued a draft payable in Germany for 4166 marks, which in our currency is about $1,000. It was purchased by Mr. Fred. GRAEBER, administrator of the estate of Fred. FROMM, deceased, and was sent to his widow.

Mr. A. H. McDONALD, well known to the older citizens of Rochester as a former publisher of the Sentinel, was married at New Chapel, Ind., Thanksgiving day, to Miss Lillie P. KOONZ. "Archie" has the best wishes of his Rochester friends.

Esquire T. J. BISH, a new Justice of the Peace for Liberty township, tied his first Gordian knot on the 27th of last month, the contracting parties being Mr. Charles WHITE and Miss Amanda DAY.

Sheriff WALLACE and his deputy escorted young [Foster] HAZLETT and [John] SCHOLDER to their new home at Michigan City, yesterday, leaving for the north at 11:48. There was an affecting scene at the jail as the friends of the boys bid them good-bye.

Saturday, December 27, 1884

Mrs. Eliza J. DAVIS departed this life December 21, 1884, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. POWNER, at Harristown, Illinois. The remains were brought here for burial. The funeral took place last Tuesday at the Presbyterian church conducted by the pastor, Rev. A. M. WORK. Mrs. Davis was in the sixty-fifth year of her age at the time of her death. A large number of those years were spent in Rochester, where she will be remembered as one of the most patient and charitable of women. Quiet and unobtrusive by nature, she became meek and humble by grace and adorned a christian home with such qualities as make childhood safe and womanhood useful. She was a member of the Presbyterian church while a resident of this place and in this relationship always displayed christian integrity. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. POWNER and Miss Frances DAVIS, both of whom occupy a large place in the affections and sympathies of this community. Mrs. BEEBER and Mrs. BRANDON of Kokomo are daughters of Mrs. Davis by a former marriage, and they with their children of a deceased sister, Mrs. GORDON, mourned the loss as of a mother and grandmother. "Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep, from which never wakes to weep."

Mr. & Mrs. Geo. W. HOLMAN celebrated their tenth or tin wedding anniversary Christmas eve by giving a large and brilliant party to their numerous friends.

Married at the residence of Mr. BEECHER, in this city, Thursday evening December 18, '84, by Rev. E. J. DELP, Dr. J. C. WAITE, of Chili, Miami county, to Mrs. Iva WILKINSON, of this place.

On Sunday, the 14th of this month, Mr. L. R. LINKENHELT and Miss Dora HUNTER were married by Rev. N. L. LORD at the residence of the officiating clergyman. "Link" is so bashful about proclaiming his happy lot that but few have yet got "onto" the cause of his broad smiles. May good fortune continue to shine upon him and his bride.

The Rochester Sentinel


Saturday, January 3, 1885

Married after services at the Evangelical church, December 30, 1884, by Rev. L. S. FISHER, Mr. George W. FLORENCE, of Gibsonburg, Ohio, and Miss Jennie POLLEY, of Rochester, Ind. Mr. & Mrs. Florence left for their future home.

Married at the residence of the bride's mother in Rochester New Year's evening at 6 p.m., Rev. L. S. FISHER officiating, Mr. L. W. HATFIELD and Miss Viola ROSS.

Wm. FOKER, an aged and one-armed soldier who recently received back pension amounting to nearly $4,000, has purchased a comfortable home just east of the CITIZENS' block, for which he paid $2,400, including a stock of liquors and a full-fledged saloon. Mr. Foker may have invested wisely but it is a matter of considerable doubt.

The holiday season brought about a number of marriages, and not among the least noteworthy was the union of Mr. Alonzo L. LOWE and Miss Angie GOSS, daughter of Mr. Sebastian GOSS of Liberty township. The wedding took place at the residence of the bride's parents, with Rev. E. J. DELP, of this city, officiating . . . .

Whether our townsman, Frank RICHTER, got any Christmas presents or not, we do not know, but he had a pleasant surprise on that day. He was living in Newark, Ohio, a senior brother whom he had not seen for twenty-eight years. Without any notice of his coming he dropped in upon his brother at this place on Christmas eve and spent a few days very pleasantly in Rochester with his brother. Frank also celebrated his 63d birthday on Christmas. Ehregott RICHTER, his brother, is six years his senior.

On Monday occurred the twenty-fifth, or silver, wedding anniversary of Mr. & Mrs. Wm. T. BUTLER. It was duly celebrated at their suburban residence Monday evening. [lengthy details]

Saturday, January 10, 1885

At the home of county Treasurer WARE, Thursday, January 8, 1885, at high noon, Miss Martha A. WARE was united in marriage with Mr. W. B. WICKARDS, of Cass county, Ind. Rev. A. M. WORK officiating.

Mr. Benjamin LOWE was born in Hunterdon county, New Jersey, May 15, 1816; died at the family residence in Rochester, January 3, 1885.
He was married to Margaret H. BRUCE in the year 1850. Two sons and four daughters blessed this union. Of these one daughter died in the year 1859. The remaining children, together with the bereft wife, were of the sorrowing group who followed their dead to the burial.
The funeral services were conducted in Rochester, by his pastor, Rev. A. M. WORK, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. A large company of relatives and friends of the family was present. The respect shown his memory was indicative of the esteem in which Mr. Lowe was held.
The remains were taken to Wooster, Ohio, for interment.
Mr. Lowe came West to Wooster, O., with his father's family when he was quite a lad and had lived in the vicinity of that place until April, 1883, when he, with his family, transferred their home and all their belongings to this county. Mr. Lowe was a successful business man - a man of caution, foresight and economy, but withal a man of integrity. To have doubted his word would have been equal to refusing his "paper." He was a utilitarian in the best sense. He despised ostentation.
In his religious life he was a quiet, devout worshiper. Having been brought up in the christian faith by Presbyterian parents, he fulfilled the expectation of that faith by a public confession of Christ in the year 1859. He then became a member of the Presbyterian church at Wooster, Ohio, of which church he remained a member until he came to Rochester to live. He, with his family, then immediately became members of the Presbyterian church of this place. He held fast his profession. He was loyal to his church and we believe, loyal to Christ. He honored his profession most signally during long months of painful sickness in which he patiently endured and calmly trusted in God. He died in the hope of a resurrection unto life. "There remaineth, therefore a rest to the people of God."

Mr. Isaac LOWE, of this place, and Mr. Cornelius LOWE, of Gilead, accompanied the remains of their brother to Wooster. Mrs. COOPER, his only remaining sister, was unable to go.

Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock a merry party assembled at the residence of Mr. E. P. COPELAND, in this city, to witness the marriage of his daughter, Laura [COPELAND], to J. R. WATTS. The bride is well known to Rochester society as a star of marked brilliancy. The groom is a young man engaged as a traveler for a book concern. Their wedding was witnessed by a large number of relatives and friends. Rev. REED of this city officiated. The same evening of their wedding day, the bride and groom took the train south and are now in some of the southern counties enjoying the bliss of wedded life.

Mrs. E[lbridge] N. [Catharine ONSTOTT] SHELT died suddenly at Akron last week. She was a daughter of Mr. A. ONSTOTT. [Catharine, wife of E. N. Shelt, died January 1, 1885, at age 36y-6m-26d; bur Akron cem, Henry twp]

Mr. & Mrs. Isaac CARTER will celebrate their china wedding anniversary on Thursday evening of next week . . . .

Mr. Adam WOODS and Miss Malissa A. COPLEN, both of Big Foot, were married last Tuesday evening, in this city, by Rev. Elijah COPLEN, at the residence of the officiating clergyman.

Mrs. Wm. POWELL, who resides just across the line in Miami county, was recently surprised on her 53rd birthday by her children and friends, who reside in this county. This office was kindly remembered with a portion of the good feast that was spread.

Saturday, January 17, 1885

Horatio Deane HUDTWALKER, born in Hamburg, Germany, May 10, 1818; died, near Rochester, Ind., January 10, 1885. He was, therefore, of age 66 years and 8 months. He emigrated to this country and to Rochester in the year 1866. In his relations with our people he is spoken of as a good citizen, a truthful and honest man, and without these fundamental principles of a good life, let it be said for all, all other high pretensions to goodness go for nothing. He was brought up in connection with the state church of Germany, was confirmed and became a communicant in that church - the Lutheran. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his sudden departure. The funeral service, conducted by Rev. A. M. WORK, of the Presbyterian church, took place at the family residence one mile south of Rochester on last Monday morning at 10 o'clock. A large company gathered there at that time to show their respect to the memory of the deceased and sympathy for the family. The interment took place at the Citizens cemetery.

Saturday, January 24, 1885

Mr. John JACOBS, of this city, was married in Washington City early this week and returned immediately with his bride to this place and were guests at his mother's residence. Being in the employ of the C. & A. railroad, he and his wife will make their future home in Marion, Ohio.

Green Oak claims the oldest resident in the county. Mr. T. N. WHEATLEY has been a resident of the State seventy-three years and of Fulton county fifty years. He was a member of the first grand jury that was ever called in the county and has never been out of the State since he came into it in 1812, hence we claim him to be the oldest resident now living in the county. (Green Oak item)

Saturday, January 31, 1885

Mrs. [Lena] HENDERSON, wife of Peter HENDERSON, died January 20, 1885. Mrs. Henderson had been afflicted with a number of cancers on her person, which finally caused her death. Her remains were deposited in the Oliver cemetery, January 21, 1885. (Fulton item) [Lena, wife of Peter Henderson, died January 20, 1885, at age 37y-7m-22d; bur Mt. Olive cem, Liberty twp, beside Peter Henderson, died March 23, 1892, at age 49y-10m-5d]

Very many of the older citizens of Rochester remember Mr. Ed. R. RANNELLS, who twenty or more years ago was one of the most intelligent and promising young men of Rochester. The same persons who had so much hope for him as a coming prominent and useful citizen looked into his grave with pity and sorrow as his body was consigned to its last resting place on Tuesday of this week, a victim of strong drink. He married at this place, [Serelda T. CHINN] and to the union formed was added two daughters, one is [Effie (RANNELLS) NELLANS] the wife of J. P. NELLANS, the deputy county treasurer, and the other the ward of Mr. J. H. BEEBER. The deceased left Rochester several years ago and located at Logansport, where he engaged in a profitable business. For four years past he had been at Ft. Wayne and did street auctioneering. It was at that place that he died last Sunday night with quick consumption in the city hospital. His daughter, Mrs. Nellans, visited him in his last sickness and bestowed upon him a daughter's love and affection. To the generosity and humanity of Mr. Nellans, be it said, all the expenses of his sickness, transportation of the remains to this place and their burial, were borne by him. A brief funeral service was held at the residence of Mr. Nellans Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. WORK, after which the interment was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery. The deceased was near 46 years of age, and a most agreeable and pleasant gentleman who numbered warm friends by the score, all of whom lament his sad end.

Boy babies of the regulation weight were received at the residence of Sam BARKDOLL and George REED within the past week.

Rev. Simon BYBEE who formerly gave his attention to instructing the people in the moral law and making his pleas to a higher court, has quit practicing at that bar and now appears before the J.P's. of Union township, and the Judge of the circuit court of this county in all cases where his services are required.

Death came to the relief of Mr. Uriah SMITH, of Newcastle township, the poor unfortunate whose mind became so seriously unbalanced a short time ago. Before arrangements could be made to send him to the asylum he became so violent that he had to be manacled and in one of his parixysms he died. Two of his sisters, both married women, were similarly affected at about the same time and are yet in bad mental condition, but there is hope of their mental powers being partially restored. Insanity in the family is hereditary, any sudden shock throwing most of them off their mental base.

C. C. JOHNSON, of Wagoner, has at last concluded that it is not good for man to be alone, so he has taken unto himself a wife whose name I did not learn, but wish him a long and happy life all the same. (Green Oak item)

Saturday, February 7, 1885

L. M. NOYER, late publisher of the Republican, is said to be making preparation for removal to Akron, his old home, where he will engage in the practice of law. Akron has good Justices courts and there appears to be plenty of litigation.

Mr. Charles J. PETERSON was married last Saturday in this city to Miss Katie MICKEY, by Rev. E. J. DELP.

David MOONSHOWER died at his residence in Henry township, last Sunday, aged 44 years. Funeral services were conducted at the Mt. Hope church by Rev. DELP. The deceased was a prominent and very respectable citizen of this county and his untimely death is lamented by his large number of friends, who held him in high esteem.

Saturday, February 14, 1885

Gideon WOLFE died last night after a short illness of one week, of lung fever and inflammation of the bowels. He will be taken to Rochester Saturday for burial, Maxinkuckee Lodge I.O.O.F. having charge of the funeral ceremonies. - Plymouth Democrat [Gideon Wolf, died February 11, 1885, age 60y-11m-28d; bur Rochester I.O.O.F. cem]

Miss Katie HUTSEL, one of Rochester's fair daughters who has been living at Huntington for a year or more, was married in that city last week to a Mr. JACKSON. She and her husband have been spending a few days with her parents in this city. Katie is deserving of a good husband and has undoubtedly made a good choice of a life partner.

A fatal accident occurred last Friday near Akron, but just across the county line in Kosciusko county, by which a good and highly respected citizen met his death in a very unexpected manner. For many years Matthias YEAGLEY had been a citizen of Akron and was well known throughout that community. He owned a farm just across the county line, and not long since he left his Akron home and moved onto his farm. On the day named he and a comrade went to the woods to fall some timber for saw logs. It is the old story without variation. When the tree fell the air was full of flying limbs, one of which fell upon Mr. Yeagley and crushed his skull and death ensued within an hour after the accident. The deceased was about 64 years of age and was one of the early settlers of Henry township. He was an honorable, upright and very good citizen, who by honest industry had accumulated enough of this world's goods to make him comfortable and happy, and just when he was about to enter into the full enjoyment of it he was taken away at a moment and in a manner least expected. But such is the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death. [Matthew YEAGLEY, died Feb. 6, 1885, age 64y-4m-18d; bur Akron cem, Henry twp]

Mr. & Mrs. John L. MILLER rejoice over their first born - a boy - last Sunday, and the Republican editor has thereby another grandchild.

Saturday, February 21, 1885

Mrs. Catherine M. [BITTERS] MASTELLAR was a native of Pennsylvania, born in Northampton county, July 21, 1822. She died at the family residence, six miles southeast of Rochester, February 18, 1885, in the 63rd year of her age.
She was united in marriage with Mr. William MASTELLAR at Bloomsburg, Penn. in March 1845; and by this union she became the mother of five children, all of whom survive her and mourn an irreparable loss.
In the year 1857 the family came to Miami Co., Ind., thence to Fulton Co., thence to Wabash Co., and thence seventeen years ago to the farm where she has just completed her life work.
As a true wife she shared the toil that secured to the family the splendid property now left to the children. It is not too much to say that this property represents the plans and pursuits, the toil and economy, the sweat and anxiety of forty years. Mr. M. lived long enough to plan and provide for the building of a spacious brick residence, and Mrs. M. breathed her last breath within its walls. When just ready to enjoy the fruits of their labors they are called away. In this respect they were not unlike the majority of mankind. "What is your life?" is a scripture question that appeals powerfully to our meditative faculties.

When the Mt. Zion Presbyterian church was organized (in 1873) Mrs. M. with her husband and three sons became members of the church of Christ. All in all, it may be said of her, "She had done what she could."
It is an interesting fact that the mother of Mrs. M., Mrs. Sarah BITTERS, (also mother of the editor of the Sentinel (A. T. BITTERS), and his brothers, our fellow townsmen) an aged lady who has carried her physical and mental force past four score years, was the constant companion and watchful nurse, during all these months in which consumption has been doing its slow but fatal work.
This mother, bereft of her own companion five years ago, with her orphaned grandchildren, have the sympathy of all.
The funeral service took place at Mt. Zion church yesterday at 11 o'clock, conducted by the pastore, Rev. A. M. WORK.

Arthur T. METCALF, formerly of this place, for a year or more past sojourning in Florida, is reported to have died on the 6th inst. He had been a sufferer from consumption for many years, and went South, hoping the mild climate there would stay the ravages of that terrible disease. We have no particulars. He was about forty-five years old, a printer by trade, and at one time was local editor and business manager of the Rochester Sentinel. He was a man of general information, and a writer of more than ordinary ability. His mother, Mrs. Rebecca SPALDING, resides in Polk township, this county. - Plymouth Democrat.

Simon BYBEE, of gospel fame, made application to be admitted as a member of the Fulton county bar to practice in the circuit court of this county. A committee was appointed to examine him as to his knowledge of Blackstone and the general principles of law, but he did not care to stand the test and withdrew his application. He will practice before the J.P. courts of Union township a while yet before appearing in higher courts.

An infant child of Mr. Henry ROUGH's was buried one day last week. (Fulton item)

An infant child of Alfred DOUGLASS died last Monday morning and was buried in the Fulton grave yard Wednesday. (Fulton item)

Mr. MORGAN, of whom we spoke in a letter recently, of suffering from cancer in the eye, died at an early hour week ago last Saturday. His remains were deposited in the Fulton cemetery Sunday at 2 o'clock p.m. (Fulton item)

Saturday, February 28, 1885

The Plymouth Republican publishes the following obituary of Mr. Arthur T. METCALF, who at one time was business manager and local editor of this paper and well known to many in this county. He left Rochester in March, 1872, at which time the present management took control of the Sentinel:
Last Friday morning we received a card from Dr. BAILEY conveying the sad intelligence that Arthur T. Metcalf died at his home at Archer, Florida, Friday morning, February 6, passing from earth to the unseen world as calmly and peacefully as if he had fallen asleep.
Thirty-eight years ago the 11th day of last July Arthur Metcalf was born in Plymouth, Indiana. His parents were Uriah and Rebecca METCALF, who were among the first settlers of Marshall county. Arthur's father died when he was a small boy and his mother married Mr. George SPAULDING, with whom she still lives near Tyner City. Arthur left home when about fourteen years old and went to Iowa. The war of the rebellion breaking out, he enlisted and entered the army in an Iowa regiment, before he was sixteen. He endured the toils and privations, the hard marches, stood shoulder to shoulder with the strongest men on the hardest contested battle fields, but finally fell almost torn to pieces by a ball from the enemy's guns. The wound was supposed to be fatal, but the boy lived and was mustered out at the close of the war. From that wound however he never recovered, and it was that which caused the disease that ended his life just when he ought to have been in the prime of manhood.
Mr. Metcalf returned to Marshall county when the war was over, went to school at Crawfordsville, obtained a good education, taught school for a time learned the printers trade for a time, published the Rochester Sentinel, and during all the remainder of his life, when able to work, was employed in one of the other offices in Plymouth. He was energetic, industrious and temperate, never tasting intoxicating liquors, a good printer, and as a writer possessed the ability to make one of the best of local editors. His letters and other articles written for the Republican are evidence of that fact. A brilliant conversationalist, he was always a welcome guest at social gatherings and had many friends. For years he had been battling with consumption caused by his wound when other men would have lain down and died. In January 1884 the best physicians informed him that he could live but a few months if he remained here, and in the hope of prolonging his life he went to Florida, looking like a man liable to die at any moment. There he took a homestead, and we suppose our readers, who were acquainted with him but read his series of letters published in The Republican, never dreamed that they were written by a dying man. But soon after he went to Floride he informed us that there was no hope for restoration of his health and his death was only a question of time. While we were expecting the news of his death any day, there was a sadness in our office, sadness in all the printing offices of Plymouth and many homes of our city when the news of his death was received. He leaves a wife and one child, a little boy three years old, in Florida, and a little daughter of his second wife, who died six years ago, living with his Grandmother SPAULDING near Tyner City. Metcalf is dead. His body rests in the land of the flowers and we hope he is happy where pain and sorrow and disappointment never come. To the lonely young wife in far away Florida there goes out sympathy from scores of friends, and the hope that she may be sustained by health and kind friends, though far from relatives or friends with whom she has always associated.

Saturday, March 7, 1885

A sad death occurred at Germany, a small station five miles west of town on the C. & A. A freight train was at that point pulling out some empty cars that were on the side track. B. F. COON was a brakeman on the train. The brakes were set on each car that was desired to be taken out. In running along on top of the train letting off the brakes, he fell between them and so injured his spinal column that he suffered paralysis of the whole body and died within fifteen minutes. He fell between the rails in such a manner that a car moved half its length over him, but he was not injured by the wheels. The deceased was taken to Leiters Ford where an inquest was held by the coroner, who makes the following report: " . . . . that on February 27, 1885, I examined the body of B. F. Coon . . . . about thirty-five years of age, of dark complexion, about five feet ten inches in height, and of heavy make . . . . . . that on the person . . . . . a promissory note, dated May 14, 1883, for the sum of $35.00 . . . . signed by F. T. HANNOR(?) . . . . Jacob HERRING Coroner."
The unfortunate man, who met such an untimely death resided at Huntington where his family is located and where he was well known and highly respected. To that city his remains were taken Saturday evening and buried on Monday by the Odd Fellows organization of Huntington.

It is reported that Hon. George R. BEARSS and Miss [Jessie E.] McBRIDE will be married next Thursday.

Mrs. [Nancy M. REID/REED ONSTOTT], wife of Andrew ONSTOTT, quite an aged lady, died at the residence of Alex. SHEETS, in Henry township, Wednesday. Her remains were brought to this place on Thursday and funeral services were held at the Baptist church.

Dr. H. B. ERNSPERGER, a young man who was reared in this county and started out well in life, died at his home in Burket, Kosciusko county, last Saturday. His remains were brought to this place on Monday and received at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Samuel KEELY, where funeral services were held by Rev. UTTER, after which the interment took place in the Odd Fellows cemetery. The deceased was about 34 years of age.

Saturday, March 14, 1885

In Liberty township, at the residence of the bride's parents, Wednesday, March 11, Mr. Charles L. MARTIN and Miss Emily DEWEESE were united in marriage by Esquire BISH. The groom is a young man well known in this community and the bride is the charming daughter of Mr. & Mrs. A. W. DEWEESE. After the ceremony all were invited to the dining-room to partake of an elegant supper prepared by the good and kind hostess. We congratulate Charlie and his handsome bride and hope you may live long to enjoy each other's love and be happy and prosperous.

A death sad and unexpected occurred in Henry township, near Akron, Wednesday morning of this week. It was the dissolution of the ties that bound the spirit of Mr. Dan DANIELS to earth. He was one of the most prominent and highly respected citizens of that township and his death is lamented by most of those who knew him best. Sometime during the winter a horse trod upon his foot inflicting a bruise that was not considered as dangerous, but quite recently it developed into a malignant case of erysipelas which grew rapidly worse, followed by gangrene, and scarcely before anyone was aware of his illness, death ensued.
The deceased was a native of Vermont, being born in that State in 1809. In 1832 he moved to Michigan, where he married Miss Marietta TUCKER. The fruit of that union was two sons and one daughter, the two sons now residing in this county and the daughter at Lockport, N.Y. His wife died in 1866 and three years later he came to this county in search of a good farm for a quiet home. He found what pleased him a short distance east of Akron and located there with his family. To further increase the pleasures of his life, he married Harriet MILLER August 24, 1871. This union was blessed by the birth of one son. Being of a progressive and enterprising disposition, he made such improvements on the farm he bought, by the addition of new buildings, etc., as to make it one of the most desirable farm properties in that township. He was a gentleman of thrift and more than ordinary intelligence. While a resident of Michigan he was possessed of a large amount of property, among which were several carrying vessels on Lake Michigan, but a reverse of fortune lost him much of his accumulations. He stood high in the good opinion of all who knew him, everyone acknowledging him to be an honest and most worthy citizen.
Yesterday at 10 o'clock funeral services were held at his late residence and later in the day, in accordance with his request, his remains were taken by his two sons to Algonac, Michigan, where they will be laid to rest by the side of his first wife. May they rest in peace.

At the home of the bride's parents, near Rochester, March 12, at high noon, Hon. George R. BEARSS was united in marriage with Miss Jessie McBRIDE, Rev. A. M. WORK, officiating.
The company present consisted of the brothers of the groom, and their wives, together with relatives and neighbors of the bride, which was a very pleasant one. The refreshments served were choice in every particular, and the presents were beautiful.
The newly wedded pair start on the voyage of life with a host of friends and well wishers. Mr. & Mrs. Bearss took the 5:20 train west for Chicago. They expect to be gone a few days on their wedding tour, after which they will be at home to all their friends at the fine farm house of the groom, two and a half miles southwest of Rochester.

Mr. Daniel STRUCKMAN has returned from Ohio whither he was called by the sickness and death of his aged mother, nearly 81 years of age, who died at her home in Fairfield county on the 23d of last month.

Reports, pretty well authenticated, are to the effect that Dr. S. S. TERRY and Mrs. Lizzie JAMISON will be married in Chicago, next Thursday. Both are well known here and the Sentinel has only best wishes for them in a married or single state.

Will SHOEMAKER, of Richland township, has been making frequent visits to Miami county to see his father, who is ninety-two years of age and very sick.

Mrs. L. D. ADKINSON, wife of Hon. L. D. ADKINSON, present member of the State Senate, died at her home in Peru, Wednesday morning and was buried yesterday. A few years ago Mr. Adkinson and his now deceased wife, resided in this county, a short distance west of Rochester, and during their stay they made many warm personal friends, who will be sorry to learn of her death. Mrs. A. was a sister to Mrs. D. R. BEARSS, and an aunt to the BEARSS brothers of this county.

There was born to Mr. & Mrs. Ormos COLLINS, on Thursday morning of last week, that beautiful, sunny morning, a twelve pound girl. May the little stranger's life be one of sunshine and cheer. (Wagoners item)

Saturday, March 21, 1885

Louis LARUE, a good citizen of Henry township, died last Sunday and was buried Tuesday. He was taken with typhoid pneumonia, and his sickness was of but a week's duration.

Thomas MEREDITH, one of the oldest citizens of Aubbeenaubbee township, died last Sunday at the advanced age of 79 years, 3 months and 2 days. The deceased was born in Virginia, but came to Indiana after his marriage, June 22, 1826, and located in Kosciusko county in 1836 and the following year became a resident of this county. He and his wife united with the Baptist church at Oswego, Ind., and he has lived a consistent christian life for nearly fifty years. His funeral took place from the Jordon Baptist church, services conducted by Rev. E. J. DELP.

Mrs. Emanuel SLAYBAUGH died at Akron Tuesday last. Mrs. S. was a daughter of Mr. Joseph WHITTENBERGER.

Mr. ROWLEY was visited this week by Mr. Ezer NETHAWAY, a brother to Mrs. ROWLEY, who was on his way from a visit to his old home in New York, to his present home in Wahoo, Neb. . . . .

Julius ROWLEY returned from Washington well pleased with his trip and fully satisfied that he accomplished the purposes for which he went. He had the honor of a private interview with the President and two of the cabinet officers.

Saturday, March 28, 1885

We learn that A. RIMES, of wagon-making fame, now a granger in Union township, was married early this week to a Miss FOKER, of this place. He needed a wife and he found her after a diligent search.

Fred W. DANIELS has been appointed administrator of his father's estate.

Mrs. FROMM, widow of the late Hon. J. F. FROMM, returned to her old home in Rochester, on Thursday morning, after an absence of several years in Germany, where her husband died. She is here to look after her husband's estate and will probably make Rochester her permanent home again. She was accompanied from New York to Rochester by a young man named Albert PFANNKUCHER, a relative of her and the CORNELIUS brothers of this place.

The Peru Sentinel of this week reports the marriage of Ot. Rettig, well known in Rochester, in the following words:
On last evening Otto P. RETTIG was married to Miss Lizzie PORTER, at the residence of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. John R. PORTER, in the presence of quite an assemblage of friends and relatives. Otto is the youngest son of our esteemed citizen, George RETTIG, and is a young man of much promise. His bride is a pretty and accomplished young lady of many good qualities. The Sentinel wishes then much joy.

Saturday, April 4, 1885

The mother of Judge CORBIN died in Michigan last week.

An elderly Virginian, by the name of HARPER lately died in Akron leaving a wife and four small children in destitute circumstances.

P. M. BUCHANAN has been spending several days at his father's residence, in Wayne township, called there by the sickness and finally the death of his sister, twelve years of age. [Iva Odessa "Little Dessa" BUCHANAN, dau. of James H. & Anna M. MACKLIN BUCHANAN, died March 25, 1885, age 9y-14d; bur Grass Creek cem, Wayne twp]

Mr. Peter STINGLEY and wife celebrated their wooden wedding the 20th of March. (Fulton item)

Another couple joined the holy bonds of matrimony one week ago last Thursday at the bride's parents. The parties being Mr. Eli [E.] ALSPACH and Miss Laura HEDDINS. We hope they will enjoy themselves as they pass down life's dark and dreary lane.

Saturday, April 11, 1885

Tuesday evening of this week at a little after 6 p.m., Rev. L. S. FISHER and Miss Emma ANGLEMYER, both of this city, were married at the residence of Mr. Ira STEM, brother-in-law of the bride. [lengthy details]
Rev. and Mrs. Fisher left for their new field of labor at Portland, Jay Co., Ind. They stopped at Huntington where Rev. I. B. FISHER, a brother to the groom is located; from thence to Ft. Wayne where the father is located, Rev. Joseph FISHER . . . .

Mr. A. E. RHAPS has been chief cutter at the merchant tailoring establishment of FEDER & SILBERGERG for several years, and being an expert in his line of business he received a handsome salary that gave him many of the pleasures and comforts of life except that of a contented and undistrubed mind. In appearance he was one of the most genteel gentlemen of the city and ordinarily was very agreeable and pleasant in his business and social relations. But he had a mind diseased over unhappy marriages. Thrice has he been married, but never happily, if his after conduct may be construed to determine his real feelings. Our information is that his first wife now lives at Ligonier, Ind., and that she has a daughter as the fruit of their union. When he was divorced from her is not known, nor do we know when or where he married his second wife who accompanied him when he came to Rochester. It is well known to many Rochester people that his second marriage was far from being a happy union of two loving hearts, for they did not live at peace with each other. About three years ago the court granted them a legal separation and sometime after he met and married Mrs. LAWSON, daughter of Chris. KAMERER. In public they appeared to be very much devoted to each other, but it has since transpired that there were severe conflicts in the home circle. Last Monday evening she went to the depot to take the train south but she did not get away until the following morning, when she purchased a ticket to Peru and since that time nothing has been heard from her. The husband was left at home alone. Wednesday morning he came down to his work as usual but soon complained of being sick and his employers suggested that he return to his home until he recovered. Thursday morning he did not show up at business and a messenger was dispatched to his home to learn his condition. He was entirely alone in his house and reported himself as being better but would not be able to go to work until the next morning. Failing to appear yesterday morning, Mr. ABRAMS, in the employ of the F. & S. firm, went to his house and after rapping loudly upon the door for some time it was opened by Mr. RHAPS who presented a frightful appearance to his astonished caller. His face was swollen and bathed with blood that ran down his neck upon his garments. He tottered and would have falled to the floor as he opened the door, but for the supporting arms of Mr. Abrams, who assisted him to his room and on the bed. Doctors HECTOR and GOULD were summoned at once and examined his wound. A small revolver was found on the bed with which he had fired a ball into his right temple, but at such an angle toward the frontal bone as not to produce instant death. Just when he fired the shot is not positively known, but a neighbor heard a shot at about four o'clock Thursday afternoon, but did not know from whence it came, but it is generally believed that that was the time the deed was committed. He became unconscious soon after discovered, and, although still alive at this writing, physicians report that there is no hope for his recovery.
Mr. Rhaps is a member and faithful attendant upon several secret and benevolent organizations and stood fairly before the community as an honest and upright man, and quiet, industrious and peaceful citizen. Whether he or his numerous wives are to blame for his distress of mind over domestic troubles, it is hard to tell, but his home troubles have evidently driven him to the commission of the deed for which he is now a sufferer and which will bear him down to the grave. He carries several thousand dollars of insurance in the different societies of which he is a member.
Among his effects were two letters written on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, both addressed to the Odd Fellows lodge, the burden of which is the infidelity of his present wife. He makes some very grave charges against her, none of which are supported by any knowledge of their nearest neighbors. From his letters it would also appear that he is conscience stricken for his treatment of his first wife, and bequeaths a large share of his property and insurance to his daughter by his first marriage. He also requests in his letters that his remains be taken to Ligonier for burial and gives directions as to his grave habiliments. His death that is likely to occur at any time will be a sad ending of an unhappy life.

Mrs. Fred FROMM has concluded to settle in Rochester, and is furnishing the old home and is in waiting for her family, left in the "fatherland." Henry FROMM, brother of Fred FROMM, Sr., will accompany Mrs. Fromm's children safely to this place.

A wedding that has not yet been made very public and was intended to be kept "on the sly" for a few days, occurred at the Presbyterian parsonage Wednesday evening of this week. The contracting parties were Mr. Joseph C. BARRETT and Miss Myrtle M. ROUTH, both of this city. The services of Rev. WORK were called into requisition for the consummation of the marriage contract. Josie and his bride have the best wishes of their many friends for a long, happy and prosperous wedded life.

Married March 20, by Rev. CARY, Miss Minerva SLIFER and Mr. Charles HIGHT. (Mud Lake item)

The 21st being Essie BIRCHES' eight birthday, she entertained quite a number of her little friends. . . . (Mud Lake item)

Saturday, April 18, 1885

When the Sentinel went to press last week, the case of A. E. RHAPS was one of a little doubt, whether the ball he had fired into his head was a sure passport over the dark river, but that doubt has been dispelled, for at about 2 o'clock last Sunday afternoon he passed in his checks and the game of life ceased. As soon as he was discovered, after attempting to take his life, every possible attention was paid him, but no human skill was sufficient to save his life. He was attended by kind friends in his last days and hours, but neither of his three living wives were present to smooth his pillow or perform any kind offices. He was a member in good standing in several secret societies and the members thereof did all that could be done for his comfort and to give him a decent interment. At his funeral, which occurred Tuesday afternoon, the Odd Fellows, Knights of Honor and Knights of Pythias attended in full regalia. Funeral services were held at the M.E. church, conducted by Rev. REED. His first wife, who resides at Ligonier with her two daughters, and his last companion who was absent at Logansport at the time of the tragedy, were in attendance. His second, or middle wife, lives in Iowa and was not present. When death ensued the coroner held an inquest and the following is the report he made: "In the matter of the death of A. Edward RHAPS . . . . who died by his own hand in said county, on the 12th day of April, 1885 . . . . about forty-five years of age, of rather dark complexion, with black hair, and greyish blue eyes. He was of medium build and was about five feet, five inches in height . . . Jacob HERRING, Coroner Fulton County."
The deceased was possessed of but little worldly goods except a few thousand dollars of society insurance policies, the bulk of which was payable to his oldest daughter by his first wife. Another policy of $2,500, written in favor of his last wife, but before his death attempted to be transferred to his favorite daughter, was settled by a compromise between the interested parties by a satisfactory division of what may be realized from it. And thus ends the last chapter of a man, who, but for his temper and peculiarities in home government, might have been a useful as well as ornamental member of society. [Anton E. RAPSH, died April 11, 1885, age 41y-5m-11d; bur Rochester I.O.O.F. cem]

Cards are out for the marriage of Mr. Ad. REITER and Miss Nellie KEELY, to take place next Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.

Married in this city, Thursday of last week, by Rev. A. E. GIFT, Mr. James DEWALD, of Deedsville, and Miss Josie FORD, of Tiosa.

Saturday, April 25, 1885

Henry SHOEMAKER, father of Wm. H. SHOEMAKER, of Richland township, died at his residence near Gilead, Miami county, April 14, 1885. The funeral took place on the 16th, at the home of the deceased, conducted by Rev. D. SWIHART. His remains were laid at rest in the family burying ground on the farm on which he had lived for nearly fifty years, by the side of his wife, who departed this life October 27, 1869, at the age of 63 years and seven months. Four sons and three daughters survive them. The subject of this sketch was born in Sullivan county, Tennessee, April 7, 1793, and was at his death 92 years and 8 days of age. He lived in Tennessee until 1812, when he came to Wayne county, Ind., where he remained two years, and then returned to his home in Tennessee. He served as a private soldier in the war of 1812 under Capt. J. RICH and Major RHOADMAN and assisted in the capture of Ft. Warrior. He was mustered out of service June 16, 1815, and two years later he returned to Wayne county, Ind., where he married the daughter of Israel and Welmet ELLIOTT, and settled on a farm near Centerville. In 1837 he came to Miami county and purchased a farm on which he lived for fifty years, and died on the date above mentioned. [Henry Shoemaker, died April 14, 1885, age 92y-8d and Edeth SHOEMAKER, wife of Henry, died October 27, 1869, age 63y-7m; bur Shoemaker cem, Perry twp, Miami Co Ind.]

The marriage of Mr. Ad. REITER and Miss Helen KEELY took place at the residence of the bride's parents, in this city, last Tuesday afternoon, in the presence of a large number of their nearest friends, chiefly their young associates. Rev. A. E. GIFT, of the Lutheran denomination, officiated. . . . . Tuesday next a reception will be tendered them at the residence of J. M. REITER, father of the groom. Ad. and Nellie are favorites among the young people of Rochester and all unite in wishing them a long, happy and prosperous married life.

Morton SMITH, a young man 21 years of age, died at the residence of his parents, near Green Oak, Tuesday night. Being a youth possessed of more than ordinary physical ability, he was wont to display his strength unnecessarily. Some time ago he engaged in a contest of lifting weights and it is said that his untimely death is traceable to that indiscretion.

Died of disease of liver and kidney, Tuesday, April 21, 1885, Oliver Morton SMITH, son of Sarah and Russell SMITH, aged about 21 years. The funeral took place on the 22nd inst., from the family residence. Services were conducted by Rev. Jacob MILLER, at Mud Lake Chapel. A large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives followed him to his last resting place. Mort, as he was commonly called, was respected by all who knew him as a sober, industrious young man, sociable, and pleasant in all his intercourse with his associates and friends. He had been afflicted for several months past and had visited Kansas and other portions of the far West in hopes of recovering his health, but in vain. Death, that fell destroyer, had marked him for his own, and he was forced to part from those who loved him most well and go to that bourne from whence no traveler ever returns. How fully is the saying here demonstrated, "in the midst of life were are in death." One short year ago, it seemed, as you saw him full of health and energy, that none had a stronger hold on life than he. Today we followed him to the grave. We tender our most heartfelt sympathy to this grief-stricken mother, brothers and sisters. - J. Yost WHEATLEY.

Saturday, May 2, 1885

Elmer CARTER and Lena STETTER are two young people in this community who loved not wisely but too well, which was subsequently followed by an estrangement between the parties. Lena called the strong arm of the law to her support, and brought Elmer to a full realization of the situation that he was soon to become a father and that the child would need a protector. Once in the toils of the law he was overcome by her entreaties, and the officers and court were dismissed and a preacher was sought. At the residence of Mr. Al. FINLEY the twain were made one by the assistance of Elder Elijah COPLEN, Thursday evening. The young people decided wisely in joining their fortunes for life.

Saturday, May 9, 1885

A quiet wedding took place last evening at the residence of Mrs. BARCUS, in this city, the parties united being Mr. George CLAYTON and Miss Minnie STEIGLITZ. Rev. WORK officiated.

Tuesday of this week occurred the 10th wedding anniversary of Mr. & Mrs. Jacob ROSENBERG but the event was not celebrated until Thursday, when a company of their friends made merry with them . . . .

The personal effects of the late Jane BUTLER, of Newcastle township, will be sold at public auction, Saturday, May 23 . . . . .

Frank VANBLARICUM being in the last stages of consumption, went to Ohio to visit friends and consult with an eminent physician, but he grew worse and on Wednesday his brother, Henry [VANBLARICUM], received a telegram to come at once as he was failing rapidly and his death was expected at any hour.

Mr. Wm. SAYGERS and Miss Sarah KOCHENDOFER were united in the holy bonds of matrimony recently. (Fulton item)

Saturday, May 16, 1885

Mr. Samuel STAILEY was in the city a day or two this week visiting among a few of his acquaintances of forty years ago. Mr. Stailey was an early settler in Rochester and remembers the

town when it consisted of but two business houses and only a few residences, located near where the Pottowattomie mill now stands. At that time John T. MUSSLEMAN, of great notoriety at Logansport, conducted a dry goods store here and Mr. Stailey was his clerk. Mr. Stailey now lives at Winamac and is a brother of John STAILEY, deceased, who once lived in Rochester and published the Rochester Chronicle.

Edward SMITH and wife buried a three year old daughter last Saturday at the Shelton cemetery. (Wagoners item)

Saturday, May 23, 1885

An unexpected visitor to our table this week was the Macy Monitor, a new paper just launched with David O. HOFFMAN as Captain, or proprietor, and M. Lew. ENYART as mate or editor. The Monitor is a neat sheet and shows evidence of mechanical skill and editorial ability. The Sentinel wishes it a long and prosperous voyage, but when we view the wrecks of thousands of newspaper crafts that have gone down within the past few months, it looks like folly to launch more barks upon the turbulent sea of journalism.

Saturday, May 30, 1885

Mr. Sam WOODS, a worthy old soldier, living a few miles west of town, has just received a little of the reward due him for services for his country. He has just received a check for several years back pension at the rate of $4 per month . . . .

Quite a number of friends and relatives gave Uncle Norris WHEATLEY a little surprise party on his 74th birthday which occurred the 16th inst. (Green Oak item)

Saturday, June 6, 1885

Last Saturday Rev. N. L. LORD, at his residence, united in marriage Mr. Charles O. FAUGHT, of Illinois, and Miss Ora L. DAVIDSON, daughter of Hon. Wm. DAVIDSON, of this community. Mr. Faught fought a good fight when he won the charming daughter of our ex-State Senator.

Wednesday, June 17, 1885

Mrs. VANMETER, an old lady living on the east bank of Lake Manitau, was buried last Saturday, funeral services being held at the Presbyterian church. [Hannah VANMETER, 1810-1885, and Hugh VANMETER, 1808-1876; bur Rochester I.O.O.F. cem]

Still they pass away. Since our last letter there have been three deaths in our village, the victims being Mrs. John MILLER, Mrs. MORGAN, wife of the late deceased Timothy MORGAN, and David VANBLARICUM, a well known citizen. (Fulton item)

Wednesday, June 24, 1885

Miss Ella BLACK, a colored girl, 17 years of age, living with her parents, Mr. & Mrs. John BLACK in north Rochester, died last Sunday morning and was buried in Citizens cemetery Monday afternoon.

Fremont OLIVER is engaged in selling fruit trees this summer. Freed is a good fellow and we hope he will succeed in his undertaking. (Green Oak item)

Wednesday, July 1, 1885

Mr. & Mrs. Robert WALLACE received notice last Wednesday of the death of their granddaughter, Blanche HAUK, that occurred at Logansport on that day. Thursday the Wallace family went down to attend the funeral. Blanche was a bright and interesting child, about seven years of age, and her death is a great affliction to the parents and friends.

Married, Mr. Eli BUTLER, an old citizen of Miami county, and Mrs. Ellen HARPER, a widow of Akron. [lengthy details]

An old gentleman named IRVIN was buried at the Citizens cemetery last Saturday.

Wednesday, July 8, 1885

Miss Ella PHILLIPS died at her home at Warsaw on Friday last. Deceased will be remembered by her Rochester acquaintances as the young lady who visited Miss Dell HEFFLEY last summer. She was a bright and intelligent young lady and her death leaves a gap not easily filled.

Wednesday, July 15, 1885

Mr. John P. NELLANS, second son of Moses and Lucinda NELLANS, was born in Fulton county, Indiana, March 3, 1848; departed this life in Rochester, Ind., July 9, 1885, at the age of 37 years, 4 months and 6 days.
He was united in marriage with Miss Effie A. RANNELLS, September 23, 1879. By this relationship he has left two children and a faithful wife to mourn an exceptionally kind and provident husband and father. John loved his home and made it a comfortable place for all who dwelt there. He was a popular young man, having had those qualities of head and heart, which are always appreciated in a community where intelligence, good order, sobriety, industry, economy and a cheerful disposition go for their full value. In the position of deputy treasurer of Fulton county, which he held for about seven years, he made a worthy record. His integrity, punctuality and office, made him not only a great favorite among officials but a valuable man to all whose interests he served.
Nearly five months before his death he was seized with dizziness and left the office for what he thought to be a brief respite from his too arduous duties, but he never returned to that work. It makes very little difference to us what the nature of the disease was that carried off our friend; let the physicians determine that; but that he suffered intensely we all know. For four or five weeks he was totally blind. During all his pain he maintained a remarkable composure. Who but one who believes that "all things work together for good to them that love God" could thus suffer with cheerfulness?
John P. Nellans left on record the hope that he had found peace in believing in a sufficient Savior. But like many others, his connection with the visible church was only a matter of intention. He regretted that he had not confessed his Savior and led a Christian life while in health.
The funeral service took place at the Presbyterian church Friday, July 10, at 3 p.m., conducted by Rev. A. M. WORK, attended by a congregation of twice the seating capacity of the church. Rochester Lodge No. 79, F. & A. M., of which he was a member, led the funeral cortege, performed the burial service and assumed the general oversight of all.
The young widow with her two little children, deserve the sympathy of all and we are sure it will not be denied her in this hour of her great grief.

Mr. John W. VANBLARICUM, son of Samuel and Margret VANBLARICUM, died of consumption, near Rochester, July 10, 1885, aged 22 years, 10 months and 3 days, and was buried Saturday 11th at the Salem cemetery, followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends. John was a true Christian young man and a consistent member of the church of the Evangelical Association for nearly six years. Bro. John had gained the affections and friendship of the many who knew him. The church and Sabbath school, as well as the family, sustain a great loss in his early departure, but the best of all is, that our loss is his Eternal Gain.

Riley McKEE is lying at the point of death at the residence of James KEELY. At the time of going to press it was thought impossible for him to live until morning.

Mr. Alvin [L.] McCARTER and Mrs. Clarissa A. MARTINDALE, both of this place, were united in marriage Monday morning by Elder E. COPLEN.

Saturday being the birthday of Will RANNELLS, leader and instructor of the G. A. R. band, the members of the same surprised him at his residence, and a very pleasant time was had, after which they presented him with an elegant pin.

Wednesday, July 22, 1885

Mr. & Mrs. Willis CARTER buried their child 4 months old last Sunday.

Esquire HEILBRUN married a Mr. [Frank N.] KING and Miss [Vinnie] HUNTER, both of Aubbeenaubbee township, one day last week. King was not matrimoniially inclined but he concluded that was about the easiest way out of a bad scrape after the constable got him into the presence of the Justice. He protests his innocence and says that he will not live with her or support her. It is said that he has already abandoned the girl and that a warrant is out for his arrest.

George R. McKEE, of whose sickness brief mention was made last week, died at the residence of Mr. James KEELY, in this city, last Wednesday morning. The deceased was nearly 52 years of age and for 36 years, less two years recently spent in Kansas, he had been a citizen of this county. Those who knew him, speak of him as an honest, industrious and very worthy gentleman. By honesty, industry and economy he accumulated a little wealth which he took to Kansas about three years ago and in a very short time lost all. He returned to this place, leaving his wife in Kansas where she is at this time. Since his return he has made his home with his sister, Mrs. KEELY. He was taken sick with inflammation of the stomach and after a week of suffering a good man passed away.

Rex [HAWKINS], the infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Ed. HAWKINS, died last Thursday. The funeral took place at the family home, a mile west of Rochester, Friday a.m., conducted by Rev. A. M. WORK. Rex was the last of the triplets born January 27, 1885. The parents feel their bereavement keenly.

Noah CRAVEN, an old and very respectable citizen of this city, died quite suddenly last Friday night. He was nearly 75 years of age and seriously afflicted with a complication of diseases. On the evening mentioned he was quite nervous, restless and in bodily distress, and "just a little" morphia was administered to give him relief. He soon went into a calm and peaceful sleep from which he never awoke. He had been a citizen of Rochester for many years and enjoyed the confidence and respect of all who knew him for his honesty and noble christian character. His funeral took place Sunday afternoon and his remains were laid at rest in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

The large boiler in the COLE brewery at Peru exploded last Saturday just at the dinner hour when all the workmen were away from the building and out of danger. Unfortunately Maurice BURCH, a young man whose home was in Liberty township, this county, in company with a friend was in or near the building and was struck on the head by a flying missile that fractured his skull, from the effects of which he died the same evening. His remains were brought home for burial. The engine room in which the boiler was located was two-story and it was completely demolished, portions of it being thrown 400 feet distant. Damages estimated at $4,000. The young man so suddenly and unexpectedly killed, was about twenty-five years of age and said to be a very fine and honorable gentleman.

Wednesday, July 29, 1885

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Wednesday, August 5, 1885

"Aunt" Polly YOUNG, an old lady who had passed her four score years, and who had been an inmate of the county asylum for more than thirteen years, died of old age at the asylum last Saturday and was buried in the county burying ground on Sunday. Notwithstanding the number of deaths that occur at the asylum, there has been a gradual increase of county charges for some months past. There are now thirty-nine persons at the asylum being wholly supported at the expense of the county. Of this number, twenty-one are children ranging in age from four months to 16 years. The poor of this county are becoming a great burden to the tax-payers, but it is cheerfully borne for worthy beneficiaries.

A brilliant wedding took place last Wednesday evening at Kewanna, at the residence of Mr. & Mrs. Hickman PHILLIPS, at which time their daughter, Meta [PHILLIPS], was joined in marriage to Mr. Harvey MOGLE, Rev. J. C. MARTIN officiating . . . .

Wednesday, August 12, 1885

Stirring and exciting events have occurred in Wayne township since the last issue of the Sentinel. Scarcely had this paper left the press last Wednesday morning when a messenger arrived in town to inform the officials that a horrible murder has been committed in Wayne township and that Michael KAIN was the victim. The people of this county need not be told that for years there has been a continual warfare between the family of Michael Kain and Patrick McGUIRE, all Irish people who lived on adjoining farms in Wayne township. The enmity between them was bitter and great, and if reports be true, neither hesitated to do the other an injury upon every possible occasion. They threw down each other's fences and opened gates to allow stock to pasture upon their growing crops. Each accused the other of poisoning their horses, cattle, hogs etc. The heads of the families met frequently and resorted to the "manly art" to settle their difficulties, and failing in that, they would resort to the law for vindication. The circuit court dockets and the dockets of several of the Justices of the Peace of the county are heavily encumbered with criminal prosecutions brought by these parties against each other. Each have been made to contribute liberally to the support of the common schools of the county, but these episodes only contributed to intensify their hatred of each other. When the McGuire family went into that township to take up its abode, it was regarded as very well-to-do. The McGuires came from Cincinnati and brought with them an outfit of furniture and musical instruments to adorn their home that was the admiration of all who beheld it and may have excited the envy and jealousy of a few. But by this warfare of almost fifteen year's duration, their property has vanished and they are poor indeed. Kain was a well established farmer when the McGuires came, with plenty of stock on his place and every convenience and comfort to make life and home pleasant, but much of it is wasted.
The latest quarrel between these two families occurred but a few weeks ago and was occasioned by McGuire impounding some of Kain's hogs and requiring him to pay the lawful penalties for their release. Out of that proceeding grew a hand-to-hand engagement in which the women and men took a part and in which old Mrs. Kain was badly worsted, her appearance indicating, when she came to town to file her complaint against her assailants, that she had engaged in combat a Sullivan or a Ryan. McGuire and his wife were both charged with assault, and upon a change of venue from a Rochester Justice, the trial was held at Kewanna where McGuire and his wife were both fined and costed in a sum aggregating about $75. A motion for a new trial was made and argued Tuesday of last week, the defendants being given their liberty during the interim from the finding of the court until the matter of a new trial was determined. When the motion for a rehearing was argued and a new trial denied, neither McGuire or his wife were present. The Constable started out to find them, with the authority to receive the amount of the fine and cost or convey them to jail. Mrs. McGuire was found at home but the husband did not come within the vision of the officer. With the one prisoner in custody the officer came to town and turned her over to the Sheriff. When Pat learned that his wife had been taken to jail it is natural to suppose that his rage knew no bounds. He has always contended that he was a victim of persecution by Kain until his substance had been wasted, and now he had not the means to pay the fine and cost assessed against himself and wife and save themselves from a prison cell. During that day McGuire kept out of the way of the officer. His three little boys were at home alone after their mother had been taken away by the officer. Some time that night McGuire appeared at the residence of Mrs. GRAUEL, a widow who lives with her daughter in that immediate vicinity, and asked for a cup of coffee. Upon being informed that there was no coffee in the house, he took his departure. He returned again sometime that night and awoke the inmates of the Grauel home. The door was opened for him and he handed in a package that he said contained coffee, and again took his leave. Soon after daylight Mrs. Grauel and her daughter heard a cry of distress on the road in the direction of the Kain residence. Looking out they saw a man coming towards their house whom they supposed to be McGuire. He went to the well, drew a bucket of water therefrom and washed, when he again disappeared. When the women went out to the well they discovered blood spots on the boards at the well and a bloody rag that they at once identified as a rag that McGuire had on his hand when he handed them the coffee, except that it was not bloody when they first saw it.

Kain and his wife are both old people and live entirely alone. He was married to Rosa [KAIN], his wife, about 12 years ago and that union has not been blessed with any children. It was the daily custom of this old Irish farmer to arise early in the morning and go to a distant field on his farm to salt his cattle and bring up the cows to be milked. In going to the field he went eastward on a public thoroughfare. Last Wednesday morning he went on his errand as usual. While on the road, at an early hour, he was assaulted by someone who was evidently lying in wait for him. The weapon used was a rail and with it the head of Michael Kain was beaten into an unrecognizable mass, his jaw being broken and his skull crushed in. No one is known to have seen or heard the encounter except the Grauel women who heard the cry of Kain. When Kain did not return with the cows when he should, his wife went to search for him. She found him in a fence corner dead, mangled in the manner above described. He had been out of her sight but a half hour, but in that time the horrible deed had been committed. The dark crime was charged upon McGuire and the entire neighborhood was at once aroused to assist in the capture. Telegrams were sent to various cities and postal cards offering a reward of $300 for his arrest were sent far and near, but he is yet at large.
When the report of the murder reached Rochester, Prosecutor McMAHAN and Esq. STEPHENSON went to the scene of disaster and held a Coroner's inquest. The testimony taken is substantially as the facts narrated above. After the investigation the body of the murdered man was prepared for burial and was consigned to the silent tomb the following day. Since then several persons have been examined by the acting coroner and yesterday he went into Wayne township to pursue his investigations.
Mrs. McGUIRE who was incarcerated in jail for nonpayment of the fine against her, telegraphed to her husband's youngest brother, at Cincinnati, relating her trouble and the tragedy of which her husband is accused. He soon put in his appearance at this place and released her from jail by the payment of her fine. It is said that the supposed murderer has two brothers in Cincinnati, each well situated, financially. They are an intelligent family and especially so that portion of it that has lived in this county. Two of the three McGuire boys, aged 14 and 12 years, were taken into custody last Wednesday but were discharged after being examined, there being nothing on which they could be held as aiders or abettors of the tragedy.
A week has now gone by since the murder and no tidings have yet been had of the supposed murderer except a telegram to Sheriff WALLACE from Sidney, Ohio, stating that a man answering the description of McGuire was held there for identification. The sheriff is moving in the matter but at this hour Tuesday 11 a.m. there is no positive proof that he is the man wanted.
Yesterday Sheriff Wallace received a telegram from Medaryville informing him that a man was held there answering the description of McGuire. Marshal PLOUGH started immediately to see the man but nothing has yet been heard from him.
It is supposed by many that McGuire is yet in the neighborhood where the deed was committed, and that may be true. He has a number of warm friends who think that the Kains have persecuted him and would rejoice to have him escape the vigilance of the officers. We believe that it may truthfully be said that the sympathy of a majority of the people in the neighborhood in which the murder was committed, is with the fugitive. Whether they are justified in their expressions of friendship, we do not pretend to say. Every man has friends, and it is right that he should have.

Rumors are afloat that Fred HICKS, the Pelican barber, is dead. If reports are true he died with his boots on and a bottle in his pocket, somewhere in Michigan.

Mr. & Mrs. A. D. CORNELIUS were made happy by the advent of a big boy baby at their house on Monday . . . .

Bernard WALLACE, the young man who was sent to the Reform school at Plainfield, from this place about a year ago, is expected home this week. His deportment has been such as to win for himself the highest esteem of the officers of that institution and they return him to his friends in full confidence that henceforth he will live the life of an honorable and upright youth.

Wednesday, August 19, 1885

Although the law requiring all persons engaged in the practice of medicine to take out a license, from the county clerk, has been in force for some time, only eighteen of the thirty physicians in this county, up to Monday morning of this week had complied with the law. The following list embraces those who have taken out their license and are practicing under the forms of law. It also shows by what authority the licenses were issued:
Frank M. HECTOR, diploma, Eclectic Medical Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Cornelius HECTOR, diploma, American Medical College, Cincinnati, Ohio.
William HILL, diploma, Pennsylvania Medical University and the Lying in Charity,
both of Philadelphia.
Vernon GOULD, diploma, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois.
George M. CALVIN, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois.
Winfield S. SHAFER, diploma, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois.
Christopher F. HARTER, diploma, Ohio Medical College, Cincinnati, Ohio.
A. H. ROBBINS, diploma, University of Buffalo, N. Y.
Alfred Z. CAPLE, diploma, Indiana Medical College, Indianapolis, Ind.
John T. DOKE, diploma, Rush College, Chicago, Illinois.
Charles E. GOULD, diploma, Ohio Medical College, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Alfred M. SHIELDS, diploma, Ohio Medical College, Cincinnati, Ohio.
James M. MORRIS, under ten year's clause.
John H. PETERS, under ten year's clause.
E. T. RHODES, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois, under three year's clause.
John Q. HOWELL, under ten year's clause.
Benjamin F. OVERMYER, Starling Medical College, Columbus, Ohio.
Cyrus W. CHAMPBELL, Indiana Medical College, Indianapolis Ind., under three year's

Mr. & Mrs. Hicks MUSSER are happy over the advent of a big boy at their home of the regulation weight.

Geo. H. WALLACE and Mrs. Minnie REID were married last Sunday by Esq. STEPHENSON. George and his bride have the best wishes of this office for their future happiness and prosperity.

Marion PORTER is the father of a charming girl baby. (Green Oak item)

Wednesday, August 26, 1885

Wm. HUNTER was recently granted a pension of $4 per month from date of discharge, amounting to $1,050. Hunter was a member of Co "F" 87th Ind. Vols.

Mrs. MYERS, mother of our townsman, J. P. MYERS, died at her home in Peru, last Saturday and was buried Sunday afternoon. She was quite an aged lady and had been in feeble health for a long time.

Mr. James CARL, one of Wayne township's most prominent and honored citizens, died very suddenly Sunday evening. During the afternoon and early evening of that day he visited one of his neighbors, and soon after returning to his home he was taken with apoplexy and died in a short time. The deceased was about 40 years of age.

The aged mother of Mr. Julius ROWLEY died one day last week at her home in the State of New York. Mr. Rowley received the melancholy news too late to attend the funeral.

Many people in this county were acquainted with Mr. W. L. KOONS, an enterprising and thrifty farmer who for many years lived only a few miles northwest of Rochester. Those who knew him will be pained to learn of his death which took place at his late home, near Cambridge City, Kansas, on the 17th of this month. He was aged 54 years, 6 months and 19 days. After living in this county for several years he concluded that he could enjoy life better in Kansas, and to that state he went in 1881.

Wednesday, September 2, 1885

After a long and serious illness, our townsman, Christian KAMERER, obeyed Death's summons last Saturday morning and has gone to meet his Maker. For years he was afflicted with an aggravated case of catarrh that finally terminated in consumption that ended his days on earth. The deceased was born in Germany, and was about 59 years of age. Thirty years ago he came to Rochester and became identified with the town as the "village blacksmith." His residence here from that time has been continuous. He had a large array of friends who admired him for his honor and honesty. Of him everybody said, "He is honest." The deceased was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge of this city, and by that lodge, assisted by visiting members from other lodges in the county, was buried on Sunday afternoon, the services being held at the M.E. church, conducted by Rev. N. L. LORD. The G. A. R. band was in attendance and furnished the music.

A large surprise party was given on the 21st of August at the residence of Rev. and Mrs. Eli ROGERS, three miles northwest of Sand Hill, in honor of the Reverend gentleman's 60th birthday. [lengthy details] . . . (Stringtown item)

Wednesday, September 9, 1885

Mr. Heustis DAY, a worthy old soldier, has just been made happy by the allowance of his claim for a pension. He has been notified that the sum of about $900 will soon fall into his hands.

Lucinda NELLANS, wife of Moses NELLANS, was born May 9, 1824; died September 6, 1885, aged 61 years, 4 months and 27 days. She was married to Moses Nellans about forty years ago. She was the mother of 11 children; two have preceded her to the spirit world. Her husband and nine children remain to mourn her departure. She gave herself to a religious life at the age of 14 years at which time she united with the Baptist church and remained a faithful member until death. Services at the Yellow Creek Baptist church by Rev. E. J. DELP.

The death of John P. MYERS that occurred in this city at 9:10 o'clock Monday morning, was by no means an unexpected event. For nearly a year he had been an invalid with that dreaded disease, consumption. In November last he went to Kansas on business, and becoming suddenly worse he remained there until about the 1st of July when he returned to this place, since which time his health and strength gtradually failed until death intervened and put an end to his sufferings.
The deceased was born in Lagro, Wabash county, January 14, 1843, and was at his death 42 years, 7 months and 23 days old. Before he had reached his twentieth year, his patriotism and love for his country impelled him to enlist in its defense, and in 1861 he became a member of Company G, 21st Indiana Regiment, in which Company he served faithfully until the close of the year 1863 when he was discharged and re-enlisted in the 14th Indiana Battery, being promoted to 2nd Lieutenant. He was mustered out of service August 15, 1865, having done service for his country for a term of nearly four years. Upon his return from the scenes of war he located in this city and engaged in the harness trade. Soon after coming to Rochester he became acquainted with and won the heart and hand of Miss Mary C. GRAHAM whom he made his wife on the 1st day of January, 1866.
During the years that have intervened since their marriage to the present time, they have continued in Rochester excepting a brief sojourn in South Bend. Their union was blessed by two sons, who, with the wife survive the husband and father.
The deceased was an active and energetic citizen, and to the extent of his financial and physical ability did his full share toward the growth and prosperity of Rochester and Fulton county. He was a gentleman of noble and generous impulses and no sacrifice was too great for him to make for his friends.
His many friends mourn his untimely death and sincerely sympathize with his grief stricken wife and family.
The funeral of the deceased will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the M.E. church, Rev. J. C. REED, pastor of the church, officiating. Mr. Myers being a prominent member of the Odd Fellows organizastion of this city, the funeral today will be in charge of that fraternity.

The infant son of Mr. & Mrs. HOLMES died last Thursday evening, and the remains were interred in the Yellow Creek cemetery.

Mrs. [Jane (CRAFT)] ZOLMAN, wife of Nathan ZOLMAN, died at her home in Newcastle township, Sunday morning and was buried at the Hoover cemetery Monday afternoon. She was quite an aged lady and died with consumption. [Jane Zolman, died September 6, 1885, age 64y-16d; bur beside husband, Nathan Zolman, died April 18, 1892, age 78y-2m-2d, in Hoover cem, Henry township]

Mrs. Moses [Lucinda] NELLANS, of Newcastle township, after a lingering illness with consumption, died last Sunday and was buried Monday. The was the mother of J. P. NELLANS, late deputy county treasurer, and a very estimable lady.

Mrs. Ilda (ALEXANDER) SMITH, daughter of Ike ALEXANDER, died last Tuesday night. She had been married but a short time over a year, when the angel of death came and carried her away. The services were held in the Baptist church. We sympathize heartily with the friends and relatives who have been brought to mourn the loss of one full of life and vigor, but we must all sooner or later succumb to the inevitable. [Rochester I.O.O.F. cem records show she was bur September 3, 1885; Fulton Co Ind M.R. show Mary Ida ALEXANDER m., October 30, 1883, David H. SMITH]

An infant child of Mr. Hubert QUICK was buried at the Shelton cemetery Monday of last week; funeral services were conducted by Rev. DELP. (Green Oak item)

A very agreeable surprise was had on Miss Flora CLYMER on Tuesday evening, September 1st. It being her 16th birthday, the young folks concluded to give her a surprise . . (Bloomingsburg item)

Wednesday, September 16, 1885

Isaac PONTIUS, one of the old and highly respected citizens of Henry township, died at his home in Akron last Tuesday evening. He had been a resident of Henry township since 1840 and was one of its early settlers and became one of its permanent citizens. He had held several minor official positions and was at one time one of the county's commissioners. For several years past he has been in feeble health and was for two years past a victim of cancer that ended his earthly career. His age was nearly 65 years. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity and by that order was buried on Thursday, the lodge of this place having charge of the funeral.

Wm. PASCHALL, the young man who was accidentally shot last week at Sevastopol, died last Wednesday morning at 6 o'clock. This was a very sad accident and again we have emphasized the necessity of being careful in handling fire-arms.

Something of a sensation was created in the north end of town a few days ago by the finding of two five months fetuses that had been buried in a small box but a few inches beneath the surface of the earth, in the garden. Parties who witnessed the burial reported the fact to the Marshal who went on a tour of discovery. He found the newly made grave and its contents and at once instituted inquiry as to whom they belonged. It was ascertained that the mother was Mrs. A. RIMES and that the transaction was entirely legitimate. Mrs. Rimes is the daughter of Wm. FOKER. She was married to Rimes several months ago with whom she lived but a short time. Some weeks ago she was taken sick and was attended by a very reputable Rochester physician who, to save her life, found it necessary to deliver her of her twins. From what we can learn it was a legitimate transaction throughout, but the suspicions of her neighbors were arounsed that led to the investigation by the officials.

Wednesday, September 23, 1885

Willie HELSEL died at his home in the old CITY HOTEL building last Saturday night, aged seven years, three months, nineteen days. He was buried Sunday afternoon, the funeral services taking place at the Presbyterian church, conducted by Rev. A. M. WORK, assisted by Rev. N. L. LORD. Willie was quite a character about the city and was widely and favorably known among our citizens for his musical ability and his willingness to entertain everybody with his songs, whistling and dancing. He was a favorite of all and many were the nickels that were dropped in his hat as a recompense for his childish entertainments. He was also a favorite among his young associates and hus funeral was largely attended by his admiring youthful companions. He was of poor parents and his opportunities in his brief life were quite limited except as he acquired lessons of morality and knowledge of books from his sightless sister who was his guardian angel. An elegant casket and the services of the hearse were secured by the friends of the youth that he might have a respectable burial. Other boys might with profit emulate his virtues that they too may enjoy the confidence and respect of the public that has been shown little Willie Helsel.

Married, at the pleasant home of the bride's parents, Mr. Amon ENTSMINGER, September 17, 1885, by Rev. E. J. DELP, Mr. James COPLEN and Miss Ada ENTSMINGER. There were present some twenty guests, mostly young people who enjoyed the occasion as only well disposed young people can . . . .

Married in this city at the residence of E. J. DELP, the officiating minister, September 16, 1885, Mr. Joseph R. STEM and Miss Nancy J. REED.

The aged mother of our townsman J. B. ELLIOTT died at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Monday. She had attained the ripe old age of 86 years.

Mr. J. P. MYERS who died in this city a few weeks ago had his life insured in the U. S. Ry. Mail Service Benefit Association, and his heirs will realize from that Association about eleven hundred dollars. Mr. Myers was in the mail service for several years, and his friends firmly believe that the laborious duties he performed decreased his days on earth.

Mr. Francis FIESER, father of our townsman John B. FIESER, died at his home in Richland township last Sunday and was buried yesterday afternoon. The deceased was 70 years and 10 months of age. He was born in Germany and came to this country in his boyhood days. For nearly a quarter of a century he has resided in this county, an honored and respected citizen. He died with Brights disease of the kidneys and for six months past he had been a great sufferer.

Mr. Charley BRACKETT and Miss Ella MERCER will be united in marriage tonight.

Married, September 15, 1885, at the residence of the bride's parents, one mile south of the lake, Mr. Christopher McCLURE and Miss Clara A. ARNOLD. (Mud Lake item)

Mrs. Sarah DOUD was called to Miami county last week by the illness of her mother. She returned Thursday, her mother having been buried Saturday. She (Mrs. Emer ROBBINS) had many warm friends in this county who will be pained to hear of her death. (Mud Lake item)

Wednesday, September 30, 1885

Married at the residence of the bride's father, September 20, 1885, by Rev. F. LEITER, Mr. John W. BARGER and Miss Carrie FREELS, both of this county.
Quite a number of the friends of the bride and groom were in attendance to witness the ceremony and partake of the sumptuous feast thereto appertaining. Among the number were S. BARGER, Trustee of Union township and brother of the groom; L. MILLER and wife, of Elkhart, the latter a sister of the groom. The day following, a company of forty persons gathered at the residence of Mrs. Barger of Aubbeenaubbee township, where all were sumptuously fed . . . . .

Mrs. A. RIMES, daughter of Wm. FOKER, died last Saturday and was buried on Sunday in the Citizens cemetery. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Presbyterian church, conducted by Rev. A. M. WORK.

Father Adrian FOOTE, almost a centenarian, is growing quite feeble in mind and body and only occasionally is able to leave his couch. Mrs. John BUMSTEAD, his daughter from Lincoln, Neb., is with him to comfort him in his last days.

Yesterday morning Jessie (WERTZ) GAINOR was granted a divorce from her husband and she took her maiden name - WERTZ. Before the dinner hour a marriage license was issued to Abraham TIMMONS for the purpose of making her his wife. Whether they were married before supper, we don't know.

Wm. J. GREEN and Anna JONES were married in this city Septemher 20 by Rev. James WALES.

A boy baby of the regulation weight was added to the household of Mr. & Mrs. H. D. MASTELLER last Friday.

Charles REED and Clara ELLIOTT, both of this city, were married Tuesday evening of last week, by Rev. A. O. RABER.

Mrs. Ida MADARY, wife of Peter MADARY, died at her home in Liberty township on Sunday and was buried yesterday. Rev. A. M. WORK conducted the funeral services.

Otto TOWNSEND, a chin polisher, who used to do tonsorial work in Rochester and entertain his patrons with music on the guitar, was married at Walkerton a few days ago.

Wm. J. BEMENDERFER, as administrator of the estate of Hugh BRYANT, deceased, will sell at public auction all the personal property of the decedent, at his late residence in Henry township, on Friday, October 23.

On last Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock, the nuptials of Mr. Charles BRACKETT and Miss Ella MERCER were celebrated at the residence of the bride's parents . . . . [lengthy details]
The visitors from abroad at the wedding were: Miss Lizzie MAHURIN, Mr. Clarence ROUT, Mr. & Mrs. Wm. RAKESTRAW, of Auburn, Ind.; Mrs. J. B. SMITH, New York City; Mrs. REDD, Plymouth, Ind; Mrs. H. J. SHIRK and C. C. SHIRK, Peru, Ind. . . . . [more lengthy details]

Wednesday, October 7, 1885

Mrs. [Susanah] GRAUEL, a widow living in Wayne township, died last week. Had Pat McGUIRE, the supposed murderer of Michael KAIN, been captured and tried, she would have been one of the chief witnesses for the proseuction, inasmuch as she and her daughter were the only persons who are known to have seen McGuire after the commission of the horrible deed. With the evidence disappearing it is becoming more and more difficult to convict McGuire even if he should yet be apprehended. {Susanah Grauel, wife of John Grauel, died September 28, 1885, age 44y-10m; John W. GRAUEL, died July (2?), 1872, age 23y-10m-19d; both bur Fletcher's Lake cem, Wayne twp]

Ida [M. BURTON] MADARY, wife of Peter MADARY, aged 26 years, 7 months, 4 days, died at her residence three miles east of this place on the last Sunday, September 27, 1885, with typhoid fever. The remains were conveyed to the Five Corner cemetery for burial Tuesday, September 29, 1885. Rev. WORK of Rochester conducted the services. The deceased leaves a large circle of friends and relatives to mourn their loss and to sympathize with the bereaved husband. (Fulton item)

Married Sunday, September 27, at the residence of the bride's parents, Miss Lillie OVERMYER and Mr. A. E. BABCOCK . . . . (Germany item)

The home of Mr. & Mrs. Robert GOULD was made happy on Monday by the advent of a girl baby.

Last Saturday Mr. Addison R. SPANGLER and Miss Laura A. MILLISER, both of Kewanna, were married in this city be Rev. A. E. GIFT.

There was a very large crowd of men, womey and children gathered at the Wabash depot last Monday to witness the departure of Charles ICE, Riley REED and George ENGLE, the trio sentenced to the penitentiary last week.

Wednesday, October 14, 1885

Jesse EMMONS, who at one time had a beautiful home, and was surrounded by all the necessary comforts of life, has been, by injudicious management, reduced to feel the pangs of most cruel poverty. His few meagre household goods were on last Saturday placed in the road by the Sheriff and the unfortunate family made to feel all distress of an inexorable justice. His unrelenting father will offer him no assistance in the darkest hour of his gloom. He has been brought to this by too free an indulgence in the flowing bowl, and, now, when too late to mend the great injustice he has done to his family, can see the evile arising from the accursed practice. That the poor, unfortunate little children should be thrown out upon the charity of a public, that is unrelenting in its judgment, is something not to be thought of without a deep feeling of contrition and regret. We pity the poor unfortunates and only hope that the father, who has been unwise in the past, may start anew in his determinations, and ere he is compelled to give his desecrated soul to his God, see something to live and do for. Can there be anything more sad and sorrowful, than to see little innocent children, who are wholly unacquainted with the injustice of a hard-hearted world, brought to suffer from the inconsiderate and inordinate action of a father? The person on whom they bestow their love and veneration sacrifices all the human ties that bind father to child and becomes a victim to strong drink. Is there not room for good missionary work right in our midst?

Rev. A. E. GIFT tied the knot, at the CENTRAL HOUSE, last Thursday, that united Joseph W. BISSEL and Mrs. Harriet M. SMITH, as husband and wife. The contracting parties are both of Newcastle township.

Mr. S. W. BOWMAN, of California, is visiting Mr. & Mrs. Jas. WARE. He and Mrs. Ware are cousins. In 1853 he went to California and "struck it rich," being an acknowledged millionaire. Mr. Bowman is a well preserved and fine appearing gentleman of about 60 years of age, and, for the benefit of those interested, we will add that he is a-- bachelor.

Mrs. Mary GUISE, wife of Benneville GUISE, died at her home near Kewanna, last Tuesday, aged 51 years, 3 months and 9 days. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Kewanna on Wednesday, conducted by Rev. A. E. GIFT, of this city, and the remains were deposited in the Soldiers' cemetery, at Kewanna. [Anne M. GUISE, wife of B. Guise, died October 6, 1885, age 51y-3m-9d, and Benneville Guise, died July 26, 1893, age 74y-1m-3d; bur Kewanna I.O.O.F. cem]

The Sentinel was mistaken last week in saying that a lady in Wayne township had given birth to three boy babies, all Democrats. One was a girl and will never get to vote until female suffrage is adopted. The boys will be all solid when they arrive at their majority. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas SHANLEY are the parents of the triplets. They were born two weeks ago last Sunday, and children, mother and father are all doing well. When born the boys weighed 6 pounds each and the girl 6-1/2 pounds. Mr. & Mrs. Shanley have been married but three years and already are the proud parents of four children. His name has been put on our subscription list for a year as a person entitled to receive the paper free for that time.

Mr. John L. BECK, of Cass county, and Miss Ella CUNNINGHAM, of this county, were married by Justice HEILBRUN last week.

Our townsman, Dr. C. HECTOR, has been called to mourn the death of his oldest daughter, Mrs. Sarah A. [HECTOR] COOPER, wife of Rev. J. J. COOPER. After long suffering with consumption, death came last Wednesday evening and bore her spirit home. For some time past Rev. Cooper and his companion lived at Perrysburg, Miami county, at which place they were located at the time of her death. The funeral took place last Saturday, the interment being made in the Gilead cemetery, by the side of two sisters who had preceded her. She was a favorite daughter and the Doctor and the family deeply mourn the loss they have sustained.

Mr. Jesse EMMONS becomes a citizen of this place. (Stringtown item)

FOUND DROWNED. Under the above caption we find in the last issue of the Argos Reflector the following account of the drowning of Henry PLATT, and it evidently has reference to "Hank" PLATT, a character well known to many of the citizens of this city. The Reflector says:
Henry Platt, a blacksmith at Wolf Creek, was found drowned in Wolf Creek on Wednesday morning, with a lantern in his hand. He was a married man, aged about 48 years, was an ex-soldier, and a member of Co. F, 87th. Ind. Regt. He was addicted to drink. He was in Argos on Monday, in Plymouth on Tuesday, and was found dead as above on Wednesday morning. Whether the act was purposely committed, or he blindly staggered into the creek in a state of helpless intoxication, is not certainy known.

Wednesday, October 21, 1885

Fred W. DANIELS and Miss Belle BITTERS, both of Henry township, were married last Sunday afternoon, at the residence of the bride's parents. Judge L. CONNOR was present to tie the knot that joined hearts, hands and fortunes for life. May their married life be as calm and quiet as their wedding.

Mr. Harry RYLAND, once one of the Sentinel compositors, and well known in this city, was married last Saturday at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Miss Allie V. BIRD, of that city. Since their marriage they have gone to St. Paul, Minnesota, where they will spend the winter. Harry's many Rochester friends congratulate him on his changed relations in life and hope that he and his chosen life mate may ever enjoy their present blissful state.

Wednesday, October 28, 1885

James W. PYLE, second son of the late James R. and Elizabeth PYLE, came to his death very suddenly last Thursday, October 22, at the age of 34 years, 5 months and 16 days.
James and another man were unloading stones from a railroad car at Akron, Ind., and by a change of his position he fell between the car and the wagon, a large stone weighing six hundred pounds or more, falling on him. He lived about thirty minutes. Such was the sudden and tragic ending of one of the most quiet, unobtrusive, sober and industrious young men in Fulton county. The esteem in which he was held and the regard for the family drew together a large concourse of neighbors and friends to pay their final respects to his memory.
The funeral service took place on Saturday at eleven o'clock at the M.E. church, in Rochester, conducted by Rev. A. M. WORK, of the Presbyterian church, assisted by Revs. N. L. LORD and J. C. REED, D.D.
The deceased was a nominal member of the M.E. church, and we hope was not wholly unprepared for the abrupt ending of life. His virtues are worthy the imitation of other young men and his sudden departure a warning to us all.
Mr. James PYLE, the young man who came to his death in such a shocking manner, at Akron, last week lived a short distance west of town and was the main support of his widowed mother and family.

John REED is circulating a petition, which has met with partial success, for the pardon of his son, Riley [REED], from the confines of the Northern Penitentiary.

Rev. A. M. WORK will officiate at the marriage of his cousin, Dr. W. H. SHORT and Miss Florence HENSCIL, tomorrow evening at Ft. Wayne.

Mr. James H. JULIAN, one of Fulton county's most prominent teachers, was married on the 7th of this month, at Nevada, Ohio, to Miss Sarah BAUM. Mr. Julian has returned with his bride and they will soon take up their abode at Akron, where he is engaged as Principal of the Akron schools.

At the Presbyterian parsonage, by Rev. A. M. WORK, October 25, 1885, Mr. Charles H. KURTS, was united in marriage with Miss Ida Belle RAWLES. Mr. K. is a worthy young farmer living six miles southwest of Rochester.

Simon BYBEE, of Kewanna, is having a varied business life. He has been a preacher, a lawyer, a horse jocky and pursued several other branches of business, and now he brings up as a journalist, having leased the North Judson Banner printing establishment. He is evidently good for some purpose and it is possible that when he straddled the editorial tripod, he just struck his gait, but the possibility of his having struck a bonanza in Starke county, is not very flattering.

Wednesday, November 4, 1885

Harry E. HARPER, Miss Alma BISS; John STEIGLEMEN and Eloira CALHOUN were united in marriage by Squire HEILBRUN this week.

Mr. & Mrs. JACKSON were called to the death-bed of Mr. Jackson's mother, in Ohio, on last Thursday. It is a sad affliction to be bereft of one's parents, and we sincerely sympathize with the afflicted.

Mrs. Isabelle (NIXON) BROKAW, died at her home in southeast Rochester, November 2, 1885, in her fifty-ninth year. She was the mother of nine children -- four sons and four daughters by her first marriage, and one daughter by her second marriage -- all of whom are living. Those who knew her well speak many kind words concerning her. The funeral service took place at Mt. Hope church, (near Grant) on Wednesday the 4th inst., conducted by Rev. A. M. WORK, of Rochester, and her remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery, beside those of her first husband -- her only lamented -- Welcome NIXON.

A marriage license was granted to Frank J. SHRYOCK and Morna A. HAZLETT. They made a trip to Monterey together and it is supposed that they have become husband and wife, but the facts are not at hand.

It is currently reported that the services of Rev. A. M. WORK will be called for at high noon today (Wednesday) at the residence of Dr. and Mrs. A. K. PLANK, to solemnize the marriage of Miss Ollie I. BURTON and Mr. J. E. MEDARY, of Logansport, Ind. On the supposition that this information is correct, the Sentinel extends congratulations in advance.

Charles TURNER and Fannie POTTER were married last Thursday evening in this city at the residence of Abner BARRETT, Rev. A. M. WORK officiating. The groom is a tonsorial artist who has been located at Akron for some time, and the bride is a daughter of ex-county treasurer, Wm. POTTER.

Wednesday, November 18, 1885

Mr. Daniel H. SHRIDER, of Westville, Ohio, and Miss Anna HOFFMAN, of this city, were married last Thursday at the residence of the bride's parents, Rev. A. E. GIFT officiating.

Madison PLOUGH and Ella JAMISON were married Wednesday of last week by Rev. O. A. RABER. The G.A.R. band serenaded the newly married couple on the evening of the wedding.

Milton HOFFMAN and Mary WILHOIT, of Henry township, were married yesterday by Esquire HEILBRUN.

Christopher SCHMIT and Mary A. SCHMIT, a couple that was but recently divorced, were remarried last Saturday by Esq. HEILBRUN.

Wednesday, November 25, 1885

William COOPER and Rosetta SULT were married by Justice HEILBRUN last Saturday.

Mrs. Pat McGUIRE left her home in Wayne township on the 3d of this month to go to Cincinnati where she is at present. She was accompanied on her trip by her two sons and a large amount of luggage. She will probably return here to see her husband.

Wednesday, December 2, 1885

Mrs. LEMUEL, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. HORN, living just south of town, was buried on Monday, the funeral services being held at the Baptist church in this city.

Hon. Simon WHEELER, of Wayne township, received word last week that his mother, aged 7- (75?) years, had died at her home at Clayton, Michigan, on Wednesday. By some mishap the telegram sent him concerning her death did not reach him for two days and he was thereby prevented from attending her funeral.

Len DOWNS, one of our well known citizens, died last Saturday morning and was buried on Sunday. For years he has been a sufferer with consumption. During his life he had many misfortunes, chief among which was the almost total loss of his sight, years ago. He suffered much and through the kindness of the citizens he was enabled to procure the best of treatment, but it resulted in but little good. He was a soldier in the late war and as such he became a pensioner. He was buried by the members of the Grand Army of the Republic, the G.A.R. band being also in attendance. Brief funeral services were held at the house, and at the grave Hon. M. L. ESSICK delivered a beautiful eulogy to the dead and his late comrades in arms. The funeral sermon proper will be preached next Sunday at the Baptist church by Rev. E. J. DELP.

Wednesday, December 9, 1885

Mr. George A. BOGARDUS and Miss Clara ROSS were married at the residence of the bride's parents in this city, last Wednesday, at noon, by Rev. O. A. RABER.

Charley MARTIN steps briskly now, all on account of a new Democratic boy at his house. Asa DEWEESE is also happy because he is a grandpa. (Bluegrass item)

Wednesday, December 16, 1885

Thursday evening, December 10, there occurred the marriage of Mr. T. W. MASTELLER to Miss Chloe E. CALLAWAY, at the home of the bride's parents, near Wagoners, Rev. A. M. WORK officiating. A number of the young people of the community were present and made the welin ring with music after all had partaken of a sumptuous feast . . . .

It was a little too early for a Christmas present, but Mr. J. P. MICHAEL is just as proud of his new boy as a man can be. His wife has been spending the winter with her parents at Knoxville, Tennessee, and it was there that the boy was born a week ago last Sunday.

A child two weeks old died just east of town yesterday morning. Its mother is a Miss GOLDSMITH but its father is unknown.

A number of our young people have embarked on the sea of matrimony since our last writing, among whom are Thomas DUBOIS and Clara ROSS; Freed SMITH and Laura YOST; Will JOHNSON and Nona SMITH. . . . . (Green Oak item)

Wednesday, December 23, 1885

A birthday surprise was had on Mrs. John BLOOM on the 3d inst., of which we have not learned the particulars. (Fulton item)

Wednesday, December 30, 1885

Died at Salem, Liberty township, Margret VANBLARICUM, wife of Samuel VANBLARICUM, December 23, 1885, of consumption, aged 60 years, 2 months and 14 days. In 1840 she was married to her now sorrowing husband which union was blessed with thirteen children, of which six remain, besides two brothers, two sisters and many relatives and friends to mourn her departure. During all her affliction not a murmur escaped her lips. The deceased was a member of the Evangelical Association and a consistent christian. On the 24th inst her mortal remains were deposited in the Salem cemetery, followed by a large concourse of people. Funeral services by Rev. Jas. WALES. We do also sympathize with the afflicted family. The Lord comfort the bereaved. -Jas. Wales.

D. P. CARR is one of the fellows who don't believe in surprises, at least he was of the opinion that a surprise party was one of the things that could not be worked off on him. Tuesday the 22d was his fifty-fourth birthday and on coming home from his work at the water mill on the evening of that day it was made very evident to him that for once he was mistaken . . . . .

Andy CALHOUN, after a short separation from his divorced wife, was again married [to Elvira CALHOUN] by one of our Justices.

Monday evening the friends of Mr. & Mrs. Charles JACKSON . . . [celebrated] . . . the birthday anniversary of Mrs. Jackson. Mr. & Mrs. Jackson's wedding anniversary occurred the following day and their friends combined the two happy events for a jollification on Monday evening.

Cards are out for the wedding of Mr. Ezra ALSPACH to Miss Sadie LOWE, to take place in this city tomorrow evening.

A girl baby has come to make glad the household of V. H. DANIELS. It is a week old.

Charley MYERS and Rilia BEEBER were married last Thursday evening under difficulties. The parents and friends of both parties opposed the match, but not so much opposition was made except by the friends of the bride. They did what they could to prevent the consummation of the marriage contract, but they failed, even after a former suitor from Indianapolis appeared upon the scene. Both are good young people and now that they are married, the opposition they met should serve to unite them more firmly in their love for each other.

Last Thursday evening, at about 5:30 o'clock, Dr. Vernon GOULD and Mrs. Margaret COWGILL casually stepped into the residence of Rev. CHITTENDEN, of the Baptist church. They bore with them a legal document signed by the Clerk of the Fulton Circuit Court that authorized the Reverend gentleman to unite the couple in the holy bonds of wedlock. The ceremony performed they took their departure for their home and are now enjoying the pleasures of married life. It was a quiet wedding but none the less enjoyable to the parties interested. The bride and groom are well and most favorably known citizens of this city, with a large circle of warm personal friends who congratulate them on their happy union. The Sentinel joins in the general expression that their life may be long and full of pleasure.