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Fillmore County Republican: Excerpts from the weekly newspaper edited by William A. Hotchkiss (published on Fridays), Vol 10, Nov 1870- Oct 1871; from microfilm at the Minnesota Historical Society in St. Paul, MN. Submitted by Mary Ferm Dec 2002.

Died: in Rushford, Dec 4, 1870, May Angeline, daughter of Edward H. and Antinette Rensberger, aged 9 years, 1 month, 11 days. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican Vol 10, No 6, p 3, Dec 9, 1870]

"Died: in Amherst, Nov 6, 1870, Willie Adelbert aged 7 weeks, also Dec 16, 1870, Hiram Albert, aged 3 months, twin sons of William & Amelia Barton." [posted in the Fillmore County Republican Vol 10, No 9 p 3 Dec 16, 1870]

Married: Mr. Charles H. Brewster to Miss Louise Russel of Austin, 29 Dec 1870 at Lanesboro. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Vol 10, No 10, p 3, Jan 6, 1871]

Married: Jan 2, 1871, Mr. Jos. H. Adams to Miss Edna Z. Sheldon in York. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Vol 10, No 10, p 3, Jan 6, 1871]

Married: in Carrolton: Mr. Howard W. Bates to Miss Eldora E. Rodgers, all of Fillmore Co, Jan 1, 1871. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Vol 10, No 10, p 3, Jan 6, 1871]

Married: in Carrolton, Jan 1, 1871, Mr. George H. Wheeler to Miss Eda O. Eddy, all of Fillmore County. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Vol 10, No 10, p 3, Jan 6, 1871]

"A few days ago, Mrs. Martsolf was seriously kicked in the face by a horse which was being led to water by her husband. Two of her teeth were knocked out & a frightful gash cut under her left eye. Dr. Rose sewed up & dressed her wounds." [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Vol 10, No 11, p 3, col 1, Jan 13, 1871]

"Died: in Chatfield, Dec 30, 1870, of consumption, Mrs. Case, wife of Dr. O.A. Case, aged 30 years. Mrs. Case was for several years a resident of Preston, & much respected by all who knew her. She leaves with her husband two small children. The berieved [sic] have the sympathy of many friends." [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Vol 10, No 11 p 3 col 2, Jan 13, 1871]

"Died: in Preston Jan 14, 1871 of congestion of the lungs, Martha Maria, aged 9 years, daughter of H.C. & Martha Gullicksen." [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Vol 10, No 12, p 3, Jan 20, 1871]

"My wife, Betsy Engebretson Anderson, left her home 25 Oct 1870 & has not since been heard from. She was 33 years old, tall, slender, with dark brown hair and blue eyes, and had on when she left a blue shawl. I know of no reason why she should have so mysteriously left her home. Any information most thankfully received. Peter Anderson, Stringtown P.O., Fillmore County, MN." [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Vol 10, No 13, p 3, Jan 27, 1870]

"Died: in Lenora Jan 30, 1871 of congestion of the brain, Charles Farmer, aged 11 months, 11 days, infant son of Capt. W.W. & Addie E. Braden." [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Vol 10, No 15, p 3 Feb 10, 1871]

Insane: Mrs. C.K. Mack of this place, surprised her friends last Friday evening, at the Methodist donation party, by suddenly showing positive signs of having become a confirmed maniac...She is receiving the kindest attention by those who have long known and respected her. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Vol 10, No 16, p 3, Feb 17, 1871]

"Died, near Village of Fillmore, Feb 19, 1871, Sarah Louisa, only daughter of Abel & Elsie A. Drew, aged 3 years, 1 month & 2 days." [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Vol 10, No 18, Mar 3, 1871, p 3 col 2]

"Saturday last week, a lad about 12 years old, son of Mr W.A. Stevens of Buffalo Grove, Town of Carimona, was shockingly injured: he was unloading wood from a pair of bobsleds,..when the team started to run, the boy fell forward on the heels of the horse & under the front bob which caught and dragged him about 10 rods... Dr. Redmon was sent for & found the lad still unconscious, his skull slightly fractured and his jaw broken. About 12 that night he returned to consciousness, but remembered nothing...the doctor has no doubt of his recovery." [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Mar 3, 1871, Vol 10, No 18, p 3 col 1]

"Married: Sheets-Yeast. In Preston, Feb 23, 1871, Mr. John Sheets to Miss Elizabeth Yeast, both of Fillmore County." [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Mar 10, 1871, Vol 10, No 19, p 3]

"Last Sunday a young child of Mr. John L. Grayling residing near Baldwin's mill, in the town of Forestville, was perhaps fatally burned by being pushed by some other children with whom it was playing in the sugar camp, into a kettle of boiling sugar. We are informed by Mr. McCracken that the child was living last Wednesday, but without hopes of its recovery." [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Mar 31, 1871, Vol 10, No 22, p 3]

Default has been made in the conditions of a certain mortgage, executed and delivered by John Sims, and Elizabeth Sims, his wife, mortgagors of Fillmore Co, MN, to Wm. M. Tallman, mortgagee, which said mortgage bears the date the 19th day of Feb 1866, and was recorded...24th Feb, 1866 in book L of mortgages p 577. The amount claimed to be due on siad mortgage,,, is $397,37. The said mortage will be foreclosed by a sale (the SE quarter of section 29 town 101, range 11 of Fillmore Co)...on the 15th day of Apr 1871. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Mar 31, 1871, Vol 10, No 22, p 2]

Default has been made in the conditions of a certain mortgage executed and delivered by Knud Nelson Melve, of Fillmore Co, to Lars Olson, bearing date the 5th of Dec 1857 and recorded the 7th of Jan 1868 in book Q of mortgages, p 58, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due the sum of $873.08...Said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the premises the 6th of May 1871...The premises are situated in Fillmore Co and described as the east half of the NE quarter, and the NW quarter of the NE quarter of section 31, and the NW quarter of the NW quarter of section 32 in township 103, range 8 west, constituting one farm. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Mar 31, 1871, Vol 10, No 22, p 2]

District Court, Fillmore Co, MN, 3rd Judicial District James K. Edsell, Trustee, Plaintiff Moses Jerome and Elisa M. Jerome, Defendants The state of Minnesota to the above named Defendants: You are hereby summoned and required to answer the complaint of the above named Plaintiff...and to serve a copy of your answer to said complaint...within twenty days after the service of this summons. Dated Mar 22nd, 1871, N.P. Colburn, Plaintiffs Att'y (village of Preston). [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Mar 31, 1871, Vol 10, No 22, p 2]

"The little daughter of William Bush of Hay Creek, Goodhue County, died Saturday last from injuries received Thursday. The little girl, less that 2 years old, pulled over upon herself a kettle of boiling water, in which meat was being cooked, and her death was a relief from such physical suffering as can only be imagined." [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Vol 10, No 23, p 3 Apr 7, 1871] *(Posted to Goodhue board)

"Died at Hillsdale, Michigan, Mar 8, 1871, Charles R, son of G.B. Kalder, aged 18. The bereaved father is an elder brother of our esteemed fellow-townsman Lieut. A. Kalder, and formerly resided in the town of Fountain, this county, where he was beloved by all who knew him." [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Apr 7, 1871, Vol 10, No 23, p 3]

*(Posted to Hillsdale board)

"Mr. Thomas Plunkett of Fountain, father of Mrs. J.O'Brien of this village, few weeks ago...went alone...to burn some brush and grass. After kindling his fire, being a very old man, becoming fatigued and overcome with the heat and smoke, he fainted and fell into the fire...He managed to get up and reach his home. Dr. Redmon...for 3 weeks daily dressed the burns which healed nicely, but peritonitis inflammation of the bowels terminated the sufferer's life." [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, May 5, 1871, Vol 10, No 27, p 2, col 3]

"Died, near the village of Hamilton, Fillmore County, April 24, 1871 of typhoid fever, John Wesley son of John L. and Mary Ann Green, aged 22 years. The deceased leaves a loving and beloved wife to whom he was wedded about one year ago; also his aged parents and dear brothers and sisters, together with a large circle of kindred and acquaintances to morn their great loss...the funeral was largely attended at the Methodist Chapel in Hamilton April 26. The sermon by Rev. C.D. Farnsworth, Spring Valley, was from the text "If a man died shall he live again?" Job xvi:14th. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, May 5, 1871, Vol 10, No 27, p 2 col 4]

A notice of the guardian sale of the real estate of May E, Kate F, Fred L, and Joseph A Harris, Jr, minors, by Delia A Harris, guardian. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, May 12, 1871, Vol 10, No 28, p 1]

"Col. H.C. Rogers, deceased at Brownsdale, morning of the 8th, instant. The immediate cause was acute bronchitis, though for 2 years his constitution has been breaking under the incurable disorder known as Bright's disease of the kidneys." [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, May 12, 1871, Vol 10, No 28, p 2, col 2]

"Died: in Amherst, this county, May 7, 1871 of chronic affection [sic] of the liver, Thomas Gilbert, Sr, aged about 65 tears. Mr. Gilbert was one of the earliest settlers in the eastern part of Fillmore County, and a good citizen." [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, May 12, 1871, Vol 10, No 28, p 3, col 1]

The Fillmore County Agricultural Society annual meeting was held last Wednesday...W.A. Hotchkiss, E.D. Hammer, and R. Wells were appointed a committee to revise the constitution and by-laws, with instructions to report the result of their labors to the Society during the holding of the next county fair. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, May 19, 1871, Vol 10, No 29, p 3, col 1]

Frightful accident: a week ago last Monday on the farm of Capt. W.W. Braden, of Lenora. Two children, a little boy and girl of the Captain's sister, Mrs. Wells, went into a yard where a team was standing hitched to a roller, over which lay the lines, one of each, of which the children caught up and began speaking to the team, which commenced backing the roller toward them. Capt. Braden...called to them to drop the lines and run away. The little boy obeyed just in time to escape, but the little girl was caught by the roller which passed over her...she was crushed under the feet of one of the horses just as Capt. Braden reached the spot. Captain Braden took the child into the house, procured prompt medical aid, but the injury was too great...and the dear child expired about 5 o'clock PM of the same day. She was 3 years old. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, May 26, 1871, Vol 10, No 30, p 3]

Died: in Preston, Monday morning, May 22, 1871, of erysipelas, S.

Morse, aged 51 years.

[posted in the Fillmore County Republican, May 26, 1871, Vol 10, No 30, p 3, col 2]

Dismissed: State of Minnesota v. Amanda and Edward Joseph was dismissed on the ground that with the death of S. Morse, evidence necessary to conviction had perished, notwithstanding the admission of Amanda. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, June 2, 1871, Vol 10, No 31, p 2, col 1]

Married: Case-Breese. In Preston, May 30, 1871, by Rev. W.C. Shaw, Dr. O.A. Case of Chatfield, to Miss Addie Breese of Fountain, Fillmore County. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, June 2, 1871, Vol 10, No 31, p 3, col 2]

Married: Hague-Beverly: In Preston June 7, 1871, by Rev. W.C. Shaw, Mr. Robert Hague to Miss Elizabeth Beverly both of Spring Valley. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, June 9, 1871, Vol 10, No 32, p 3, col 3]

Death of a 10 year old boy, son of Mr. Levi of Litchfield, of this county. He had planted some beans in the potato patch, where he had for some days previous been in the habit of picking and killing potato bugs...he came in at noon and ate dinner, became dizzy and went into convulsions and died. Dr. Moore of Spring Valley said the symptoms were that of poison, but he was unable to discover what [kind]. Neighbors' theory is that it was due to inhaling the poisonous odors of crushed potato bugs. On the same day Thomas Masterly of Freesoil Prairie had emptied a pail of potato bugs in the fire and became dizzy and temporarily blind. To our readers: be careful how you handle and destroy potato bugs...they are to some extent a poisonous insect. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, June 2, 1871, Vol 10, No 31, p 3, col 1]

[Transcriber's note: the previous issue, Vol 10, No 30, p 4 in the Farm & Garden advise column, there was the following: Paris Green is the most effective practical agent yet for destroying the Colorado potato bug. Be careful not to inhale the powder...Never use it in the vicinity of the house. Dilute it largely with flour or ashes.]

Married: Kingsbury-Plomteaux: At Lenora, on the 28th instant by W.W. Braden, Esq., Mr H.E. Kingsbury to Miss Florence L. Plomteaux all of Lenora. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, June 2, 1871, Vol 10, No 31, p 3, col 2]

The show that came to town [Preston] was not what was represented. The dollar store accompanying it is pronounced a swindle...The clothes line of Mrs. C.H. Conkey was robbed of clothing to the value of not less that $10...some of the attachees of the show proved to be hard cases; the robbing is attributed to them. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, June 16, 1871, Vol 10, No 33, p 3, col 2]

Guardian sale: I shall proceed to sell on 5 Sept, 1871, at Lenora, the real estate of Warren, Emma, Carrie, Ida, and Samuel Parker, minors. Mary C. Parker, guardian.

[posted in the Fillmore County Republican, June 2, 1871, Vol 10, No 31, p 3, col 3]

Married: in Preston, the 13th instant, by Rev. D.L. Kiehl, Mr. G.W. Love of Grand Meadow to Miss Martha H. Grover, of Spring Valley, Minnesota. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, June 2, 1871, Vol 10, No 31, p 3, col 1]

Married: Preston, June 26, 1871 by James P. Tibbetts, Esq., Knude Oleson to Margit Johnson, all of Fillmore County. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, July 14, 1871, Vol 10, No 37, p 3, col 2]

Married: Preston, July 3, 1871 by James P. Tibbetts, Esq., Ole Larson to Randin Tostenson, all of Fillmore County. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, July 14, 1871, Vol 10, No 37, p 3, col 2]

Married: Preston, July 9, 1871, by James P. Tibbetts, Esq., Andrew Shafer of Howard Co, Iowa, to Phebe Pomeroy of Preston, Fillmore County, MN. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, July 14, 1871, Vol 10, No 37, p 3, col 2]

Died: Saturday July 1st, 1871 in the town of Preble, Mrs. Mary E.

Walseth, wife of Mr. Joachin Walseth, in the 22nd year of her age. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, July 14, 1871, Vol 10, No 37, p 3, col 2]

Guardian sale: In the guardianship proceedings of Franklin, Ross, Minnie, and Fanny Maud Egbert, minor children of J.H. Egbert, deceased: all interested persons to appear the 21st of Aug, 1871 and show cause why license should not be granted to Elmer Egbert, guardian, to see their real estate. Fillmore County Probate Court. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, July 14, 1871, Vol 10, No 37, p 3, col 2]

Married: in Winona at the residence of the bride's father, July 11, 1871 by Rev. D. Read, L.L.D., Mr. O.F. Carpenter of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Miss Emma A. Slocum of Winona. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, July 21, 1871, Vol 10, No 38, p 3, col 2]

Married: at the residence of Miles Carpenter, July 10, 1871, by Rev. Wm Snell, Mr. George Walker to Miss Ora S. Carpenter, all of Rushford. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, July 21, 1871, Vol 10, No 38, p 3, col 2]

Fatal accident: Mr. Reuben Welch was reaping with his daughter Thursday last week, when the machine tipped partly over, throwing them to the ground. The team started to run, and Mr. Welch's son seized them by the bits and was thrown on the platform of the machine, breaking the reel into fragments and injuring him internally, causing his death in 48 hours. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Aug 4, 1871, Vol 10, No 40, p 3, col 2]

Married: at the residence of D.C. Kerr, July 20, 1871 by J.P.

Tibbetts, Esq., Andrew J. Young to Susan Reams, all of Preston. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Aug 4, 1871, Vol 10, No 40, p 3, col 2]

Married: in Lanesboro, July 28, 1871 by C.C. Doss, Esq., Mr. Jense Paulson to Miss Sophia Nelson, all of Fillmore County. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Aug 4, 1871, Vol 10, No 40, p 3, col 2]

Capt. R. Thomas of Rushford has lost by death his infant twin children, aged only a few months. They died of cholera infantum almost at the same time, there being only 20 minutes between the last pulsation of the heart of the little ones. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of many warm friends. The Captain is one of Rushford's noblest citizens. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Aug 11, 1871, Vol 10, No 41, p 3, col 2]

Died: Two little sons aged 8 and 11 years of Mr. Hanson of Whalen were drowned last Wednesday evening. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Aug 11, 1871, Vol 10, No 41, p 3, col 2]

Married: at the residence of Joseph Ober, in Preston, by J.P. Tibbetts, Esq., August 12, 1871, Mr, John Michener to Mrs. Mary Lucia, all of Fillmore County. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Aug 18, 1871, Vol 10, No 42, p 3, col 2]

Died: in Pilot Mound, Fillmore County, MN, Aug 9, 1871, Lloyd A. Smith, aged 15 months and only child of M.A. and G.C. Smith. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Aug 25, 1871, Vol 10, No 43, p 3, col 3]

Friday afternoon, three young ladies of Chatfield, Miss Anna Howell, daughter of Rev. J.L. Howell, Miss Anna Cussons, and Miss Hattie Wilson, with horse and buggy had gone out in search of blackberries...the horse took fright and ran away, upsetting the buggy and killing Miss Howell instantly. The other young ladies were not seriously injured. Miss Howell was 15 years old. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Aug 25, 1871, Vol 10, No 43, p 3, col 3]

Married: at Preston, Sept 3, 1871 by J. P. Tibbetts, Esq., Mr. Charles Day to Miss Kasiah Allen, all of Fillmore County. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Sept 8, 1871, Vol 10, No 45, p 3]

The Republican town caucus which assembled in Preston last Wednesday, elected the following delegates to the county convention to be held in the courthouse today: Messrs A. Howell, V.M. Baker, W.A. Hotchkiss, William Carpenter, and Berg Olson. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Sept 15, 1871, Vol 10, No 46, p 3, col 1]

Died: in the town of Amherst, Sept 10, 1871, Augusta King, of typhoid fever, aged 12 year, six months. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Sept 15, 1871, Vol 10, No 46, p 3, col 2]

Married: in Preston the 20th instant, by Rev. D.L. Kiehle, Mr. John G. Butler to Miss Frank H. Carpenter, both of this place. The young couple have our best wishes in their new relation to each other and the world. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Sept 22, 1871, Vol 10, No 47, p 3, col 2]

Notice: my wife Barbara Kern, having left my bed and board without my consent, and taken my children with her, notice is hereby given, that I shall pay no bills of her contracting, and all persons are forbidden to harber her or trust her on my account. Preston, Aug 22, 1871, John Kern [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Sept 22, 1871, Vol 10, No 47, p 3, col 3]

Died: Sept 21, 1871 in the town of Canton, of typhoid fever, John S.

Cooley, 3rd son of Mr. and Mrs. G.R. Cooley [overseer of the poor]. The deceased was aged 16 years, 8 months, 11 days. The bereaved parents have met with a great loss. In their deceased child they had discovered elements of character and mind that led them to hope for him a life of more than ordinary usefulness. Already they had begun to plan for his advancement in mental culture, embracing in the ambition for him, a thorough education. In the very beginning of this labor of love, he was suddenly taken from them. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Sept 29, 1871, Vol 10, No 48, p 3, col 2]

Married: in Stringtown, of Fillmore County, Oct 1, 1871, Mr. Thomas Pulford to Miss Eliza Jane Reese, both of this County. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Oct 15, 1871, Vol 10, No 50, p 3, col 2]

Died: Sept 3, 1871 in the town of Sumner, Mrs. C.J. Hayes, wife of Mr. H.S.H. Hayes. She lacked 2 days of being 37 years old. For several years she had been an invalid, and was confined to bed for the last 6 weeks of her life. She was buried on the 37th birthday. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Oct 27, 1871, Vol 10, No 52, p 3, col 2]

Thank you to Mary Ferm for submitting this data.