The Columbus Democrat, July 1, 1882
HILDEBRAND--Henry Hildebrand, a well-to-do farmer living near Clarks, committed suicide by hanging himself last week. He assigned no reason for the unnatural deed, but on a piece of paper had written "There is rest for the weary."
The Columbus Journal, July 5, 1882
JACKSON--Mrs. Wm. Jackson had a fine daughter on the 26th, all doing well. [Creston.]
The Columbus Journal, July 12, 1882
POST-SPEICE--Monday evening, July 10th, at the reisdence of the bride's parents in this city, by Rev. C.N. Cate of Fairmount, Joseph C. Post of Omaha and Miss Freddie Speice of this city.
A number of the resident friends of both families were present on the occasion, besides Judge G.W. Post of York and Mrs. Sang of Chicago, brother and oldest sister of the groom, and Mr. Butler of Omaha, his friend.
The presents were very nice, numerous and valuable.
Mr. Post is to be congratulated in securing for a life partner one of the best young ladies of Nebraska, and all their friends will unite with the Journal in wishing them long life, happiness and troops of friends.
GRAFF-BAADER--July 11th, Mr. John Graff and Miss Minnie Baader, both of this city.
The groom is well known to many of our readers, and the young lady is heart-worthy of any man.
BOYLE; CONWAY--As to the Small-Pox: The inmates of the hospital were five grown-up people, six sisters and five children, besides those taken sick. The well have been removed to a small house at the rear of the hospital. The names of the sick so far, are Willie Boyle, Geo. McAnany, Rudolph Caboska, Francis Persal, Willie Conway, Lena Stonton, Edie Boyle and one of the sisters, The deaths have been Edie Boye, Wednesday, July 5th, and William Conway, July 11th, 8:30.
KENNEDY--We were much surprised at the announcement of the death of Martha Kennedy, wife of Martin S. Kennedy, of Cadiz, Ohio, on the 3d of July, '82.
But a short time since we enjoyed her society and hospitality at her own home, when she was in the very best of health and spirits. She was suddenly and unexpectedly stricken down by spinal disease. She was an unexceptionable woman and must receive her reward.
The Columbus Democrat, July 15, 1882
ROSSITER--Born, To Mrs. Thos. Rossiter, a daughter, July 9th.
GRAFF-BAADER--On the 11th inst., Mr. John Graff and Miss Minnie Baader, both of this city.
POST-SPEICE--Early on Wednesday evening the many invited guests wended their way to the residence of the Hon. C.A. Speice to attend the marriage ceremony of his oldest daguther, Miss Freddie, to Mr. J.C. Post. The handsome grounds were illuminated with variegated lanterns, and the spacious parlors brilliantly lighted. Flowers were scattered throught the rooms in profusion, and the whole taken in connection with the bright costumes of the ladies and the conventional black of the gentlemen, made a very pleasing impression. Promptly at the hour fixed the contracting parties appeared in the east parlor, and were joined together in holy matrimony by Rev. C.A. Cate in an impressive manner. Congratulations followed, and the bride and groom received many warm wishes for their future happiness. The bride was most tastily arrayed in white mull trimmed with exquisite embroidery and looked the emblem of purity. The groom in his suit of black look strong to face the vicissitudes of life, and proud of the companion who was to share them. Refreshments were announced, and the arrangement of the tables was gratifying both to the eye and the appetite. Luxuries of this and the tropic clime were served, and highly enjoyed. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. George W. Post of York, Mrs. Sang, of Chicago, Mr. A.W. Butler, of the U.S.A., stationed at Omaha, Mr. and Mrs. A.M. Post, Nellie and Georgie, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Speice, Mr. and Mrs. James E. North, Mr. and Mrs. V.T. Price, Mr. and Mrs. J. Rasmussen, and Miss Rasmussen, Mrs. P. Eiler, Mr. and Mrs. H.P. Coolidge, Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Stillman, Mr. and Mrs. D.D. Wadsworth, Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Coffroth, and Messrs. H.L. McGinitie, G.G. Becher, F.J. Schug, Jno. Steele and Arthur Cate, and a number of whom were at the depot to see the happy couple off on their tour to Denver, and other points in Colorado. The brides presents were handsome, expensive and chosen with care, and were as follows:
Hand pointed tamborine from Miss Carrie M. Janison, Lincoln, Neb; silver and glass fruit dish from Gus. B. Speice; two gold lined silver cups and saucers from Gus. G. Becher; silver pickle fork from A.W. Butler, Omaha; large patent rocking chair from Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Post, York; knives, forks, tea and table spoons from C.A. Speice; dozen solid silver teaspoons, Mrs. Sang, Chicago; glass and silver pickle castor, Mrs. M.E. Becher; butter knife and sugar spoons, Boudie Speice; butter knife, Nellie Post; perfumery bottle and stand, Mr. and Mrs. V.T. Price; handsome vase, Wilkie, Irvie and Kittie Speice; silver tea sett, Mrs. C.A. Speice; pair silver vases, Milton Speice; silver jewel case, Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Arnold; silver nut crackers and picks, John A. Steele and F.J. Schug; large vase, C.A. and Arthur Cate; silver coffee spoons, Mrs. Bremer; silver and glass tea sett, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. North, Rose and Ed; silver and glass vase, Mr. and Mrs. H.L. McGinitie; moss rose china tea sett, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Rasmussen; silver and gold card receiver, Mr. and Mrs. D.D. Wadsworth; Picture frame, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Coffroth; majolica tea sett, Grandma North; work box, Dr. and Mrs. C.B. Stillman; patent flat irons, Mr. and Mrs. H.P. Coolidge; toilet sett, Mr. and Mrs. A.M. Post; silver water pitcher, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Speice.
The Columbus Journal, July 19, 1882
FARMER--July 5th, 1882, to Mr. and Mrs. Farmer, a son; weight 11 1/4 lbs.
LAUCK--July 14th, to Mrs. G.C. Lauck, a son, weight 9 1/2 lbs.
G.C. Didn't forget, on this happy occasion, that his friends could smoke to the welfare of the new comer, and set 'em up handsomely.
GRAF-BADER--July 11th, by Rev. Dominicus, John Graff and Miss Minnie Bader.
ABTS--July 14th, Walter, son of J.P. and Elizabeth Abts, aged 20 months.
The Columbus Democrat, July 22, 1882
COONEY--Many of our readers will remember Michael Cooney, of Greeley county, who came to Columbus some months since to purchase a span of horses for his farm, and will regret to hear that in returning home from Albion last week with a load of brick, he was thrown from the wagon and killed. He was a strong advocate of democracy and was always ready to stand by his belief.
The Columbus Journal, July 26, 1882
LYNCH--To Mrs. James Lynch of this city, on the evening of the 21st July, '82, twin daughters. Mother and children Sunday in good health.
SPOONER--July 19th, to Mrs. George Spooner, a daughter.
HARDY--July 2d, to Mrs. D.D. Hardy, a son.
EGGLESTON--July 2d, to Mrs. B.J. Eggleston, a son.
ANSON--July 8th, to Mrs. Frank Anson, a son.
SWIRES-KING--July 22d, 1882, by Rev. Little, Thomas Swires and Miss Lottie King, all of this city.
FLEHARTY-WOODMAN--At Omaha, July 20th, by Rev. J.J. Fleharty, assisted by Revs. Shank and Presson, Rev. J.Q.A. Fleharty of Madison and Miss Helen A. Woodman of Omaha.
KREIDLER-LAMSON--At Kewanee, Ill., July 19th, by Rev. R.J. Walker, Oscar Kreidler and Miss Capitola Lamson. The bride was formerly a resident of this city.
BORN--John Born was accidently killed Sunday night by a U.P. freight train, about two miles east of Duncan, this county. He was a farmer living near Geo. Birney; a Switzer, with a wife and eight children. He had been at Duncan all day, and left for home about eight o'clock in the evening. It is supposed that the freight train which leaves Duncan at 10:30 is the one that struck him. It seems strange that he should not have got further than two miles in that time. Both legs were cut off, and gashes cut in the right side and head. The unfortunate man had dragged himself off the track, and had probably died but a short time before he was discovered, Monday morning. The jury summoned by Coroner Heintz and Sheriff Kavanaugh, were Aug. Schneider, Wm. Ernst, Jno. Monhka and Jno. Mohnka, Jr., and Jno. and Hans Gerber, who returned a verdict of accidental death.
The Columbus Democrat, July 29, 1882
BARN--On last Sunday night, John Barn, an old resident of Platte county, was killed by the emigrant train going east on the U.P. Railway. Mr. Barn had been to Duncan, and in returning home about 10:30 P.M., he was seen walking down the railroad track, and it is supposed that he was struck by the engine, for when found the following morning his body was lying close to the track with both legs broken, and his sides badly bruised.
TANNAHILL--Bad news, it is said, travels rapidly, and such was the case on Friday morning when the heartrending intelligence that Mrs. John Tannahill had been drowned during the night was spread through our city. Some time after midnight Mr. Tannahill was up, and his wife was then sleeping soundly. He returned to his bed, and on waking Friday morning his wife was absent from his side. He went down stairs and not seeing her he instituted search, going into the kitchen he discovered that the trap door of the cistern was out of its place, and looking down into it he was horrified to see the lifeless body of Mrs. Tannahill. He at once called together his neighbors, and the coroner was notified, an inquest was held, and the jury returned a verdict that she came to her death by drowning, and no one is to blame according to the evidence. The community extend to Mr. Tannahill heart-felt sympathy in his peculiarly sad bereavement. The loss of a loving wife is a terrible blow and the husbands grief is recognized in its fullest sense.
SMITH--The heavy storm and the long peals of thunder on Thursday night awakened many of the people of our city, and as the vivid lightning and reverberating thunder were repeated time after time, many persons experienced fear for their personal safety. The storm at Columbus commenced about 1 o'clock, but an hour prior it had passed over Lost Creek with fearful results. The house of William Smith, a plasterer by trade, was struck by lightning, and his oldest daughter was killed outright, another daughter was so seriously injured that her life is despaired of and the other members of the family were more or less injured. It was telegraphed to Columbus, and a physician immediately went to the scene of the disaster, and everything possible was done for the stricken family. It is rumored that other persons in another section of the county were killed by lightning during the storm, but if so no facts have reached us to justify publication. We hope that the worst is known.
The Columbus Journal, August 2, 1882
TANNAHILL--Friday morning, John Tannahill's folks, on waking, found Mrs. Tannahill missing, and on searching the premises were shocked to find her dead body in the cistern, which contained four or five feet of water. The cistern is located in the kitchen, and it is supposed that, dreaming of some of the children failling in, she had gone to see, and accidentally fallen in herself.
Coroner Heintz summoned a jury consisting of W.B. Rochon, Ed. Gons, John Stupfel, Albert Stenger, Chas. Rickly and Christ. Sissin, who rendered a verdict that she had come to her death by drowning, and nobody is to blame.
She leaves a husband and three children to mourn her loss, and they have the heartfelt sympathy of our entire community in their sad bereavement.
SMITH--Thursday night last, the lightning was fearfully vivid in this region, and in one household played terrible havoc.
William Smith, a plasterer, lives near the Loupe river, opposite Lost Creek station, and ten miles west of Columbus. On the night of the storm there were in the house, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, two daughters, Mary Ann and Harriett, two younger daughters, and two sons.
The daughters slept up stairs, at the south end of the story and a half house, the two younger on the east side, the two older on the west side, a window being between the two beds. The storm coming up, the older daughter, Mary Ann, got up and closed the window and lay down again. In a very short time afterwards, the house was struck at the south end, shattering every studding but one and tearing off the plastering and siding. All the members of the family were more or less stunned and unconscious, Mrs. Smith being the first to recover consciousness, when it was found that Mary Ann was dead, and Harriet blind--a fearful black mark across the eyes. Harriet did not become conscious for an hour and a half.
The other members of the family were not seriously injured.
There were two tall trees near, branches of which hung over the house. One was struck, some of the leaves being scorched. The metal on a sewing machine and an accordeon was melted. A gun in one of the rooms was struck and the wood-work on it shattered, but the gun was not discharged.
The remains of the daughter, Mary Ann (aged 18 years and 6 months), were followed to their resting place in the Columbus Cemetery Saturday last, by a large number of friends. The deceased was a pious young lady and highly respected in the neighborhood of her home, and by all of her acquaintances elsewhere.
CRONIN--A child of Michael Cronin's died one day last week. [Platte Center.]
The Columbus Democrat, August 5, 1882
BUTLER-SMITH--At Columbus, Neb., August 2nd, 1882, by R.B. Wilson, Mr. James W. Butler and Miss Theresa A. Smith. Both of Platte county.
DEXTER-JAMES--Aug. 3, 1882, by the Rev. Mr. Goodale, Mr. Hiram E. Dexter to Miss Kate James. Both of Silver Creek.
SMITH--The oldest daughter of William Smith, Mary Ann, who was killed by lightning last week, was buried in the Columbus Cemetery on Saturday afternoon. She was a young lady who was much esteemed and highly respected, and the sudden ending of her earthly career has caused a great deal of sorrow in the community. The second daughter, Harriet, received a severe shock, from which she is slowly recovering. It is said that the effects of the shock are terrible, and that she is apt to be maimed for life. The stricken family deserved a great deal of sympathy in their bereavement.
The Columbus Journal, August 9, 1882
WILSON-SMITH--Thursday, Aug. 8, at the residence of the bride's father, by Rev. J.J. Eichenberger, Mr. N.D. Wilson and Miss Sybilla Smith, all of Polk county.
Among the guests invited were T.H. Saunders and family, formerly of Columbus. The presents received were numerous, being both useful and ornamental. The happy couple took the train Friday morning for a visit to Saunders Co., Mr. Wilson's former home. May the blessings of heaven attend them on their journey through life is the wish of their many friends.
BONESTEEL--Aug. 7th, Phil., infant son of N.G. and Lottie Bonesteel.
GASS--Aug. 7th, of Summer complaint, Eliza, infant daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Gass, aged 8 months and 2 weeks.
The Columbus Democrat, August 12, 1882
BONESTEEL--On the 7th, inst., the infant son of N.G. and Charlotte Bonesteel, aged nine months.
The Columbus Journal, August 16, 1882
COOLIDGE-WHEELER--August 5th 1857, at Glenwood, Ia., by Rev. J.W. Daniels, Mr. H.P. Coolidge and Miss Theda M. Wheeler.
On the evening of the 5th, the 25th anniversary of this happy event was celebrated at their residence in this city in the presence of a goodly number of relatives and friends.
The ceremony took place in the parlor Rev. John Gray, officiating.
The twenty-five year old husband was made to promise that on wash days he would eat cold beans for dinner, without grumbling; he refused, however, to contract to get up in the morning and build the fires, especially as he had boys old enough to do that. On asking the wife to promise to sew on the loose buttons of her consort, she replied that she would when she had time.
Objections to the marriage, if any, being called for, Elder H.J. Hudson protested that there was no certificate authorizing this ceremony. The officiating clergyman promptly ruled him out of order, and proceeded with the ceremony, afterwards making out the certificate of marriage in much the usual form, adding that grandmother and grandchild were present, and giving their consent.
After the ceremony, refreshments for all were served, supplemented by finely-flavored cigars for those of the gentlemen who desired them. The remainder of the evening was spent in social intercourse, and all went home well pleased.
The presents (of silver) were numerous, handsome and valuable: A pickle castor, set castor bottles, pair bread plates majolica ware, 1/2 dozen salt dishes, Mother Coolidge. Gold-lined jewelry casket, Mrs. Jennie Mowry. Syrup pitcher, Mrs. J.C. Post. Gold-lined goblet, Rms. Jackson. Same, Mr. and Mrs. I. Gluck. Pickle castor, Mr. and Mrs. A.A. Smith. Sugar bowl, Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Hulst. Cake basket, Mr. and Mrs. D.M. Whitfield. Jelly dish, Mr. and Mrs. J. Ernst. Call bell, Mrs. T.W. Coolidge. Tooth-pick holder, Miss Stella North. Napkin ring, Mrs. S.C. Smith. Pair napkin rings, Mr. and Mrs. Mil Fellows. Swinging ice pitcher, Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Henry. Dozen linen napkins, Mrs. Bremer. Berry spoon, Mrs. M.S. Drake. Dozen tea spoons, C.H. Jackson. One-half dozen tea spoons, Rev. J. Gray and wife. Set dessert spoons, M.L. Vancoten, Omaha. Table and tea spoons, Harry P. Coolidge. Dozen knives and forks, L.W. Tubb and wife. Gold ring, Charlie Coolidge. Autograph album, Willie Coolidge. Watch guard, Bertie Coolidge. Plated cuspadore, M.L. Vanscoten. Ten silver dollars, Mr. and Mrs. L. Tinkel. Five silver dollars, Wm. Wheeler. One-half dozen forks, W.H. Cressman. A very handsome and valuable tea set of eleven pieces, silver, gold-lined, was presented by a number of friends, who joined in an address upon the occasion.
RICKLEY--A.E. Rickley, son of Samuel Rickley, of Columbus, O., and nephew of John Rickley of this place, died recently aged 26 years.
HODGE--Geo. Hodge died very suddenly the 3d inst., at the residence of J. Hill, on the Beaver. He leaves a wife and several children.
The Columbus Democrat, August 19, 1882
MORAN--Mr. R.C. Moran has been made the happiest soul on earth by his wife presenting him with a fine boy baby. R.C. says it is a staunch Democrat.
The Columbus Journal, August 30, 1882
MURPHY--Michael Murphy, employed on the Oregon Short Line at Tunnel, Oregon, was killed on the 25th, by the falling of a bank under which he was working. His remains were brought to this place Tuesday, accompanied by Dan Condon, and buried at the Monastery.
The Columbus Journal, September 13, 1882
HOBBEN-FRERS-Sept. 8th, '82, in this city, by Judge Higgins, Friedrich Hobben to Miss Sophie Frers, all of Platte county.
KUNZELMAN-CORBET--Sept. 12th, '82, in this city, by Judge Higgins, Chas. A. Kunzelman to Miss Ella Corbet, all of Polk county.
BIRNEY-DUDCHUS--Sept. 9th, '82, in this city, by Judge Higgins, George Birney to Miss Amalie Dudchus, all of Platte county.
ANDERSON--At Palestine Valley, Sept. 5th, Josie E., infant daughter of John M. and Pamelia Anderson, aged 7 months and 20 days.
JACOBS--At Palestine Valley, Sept. 9th, Ruby Celeste, infant daughter of Joseph E. and Addie M. Jacobs, aged 3 months and 16 days. [Boston papers please copy.]
The Columbus Democrat, September 16, 1882
MOWRY-RANDALL--At the residence of the parents of the bride on Thursday evening, Mr. D. Mowry to Miss Flora Randall, both of this city.
The Columbus Journal, September 20, 1882
MOWRY-RANDALL--At the residence of the parents of the bride on Thursday evening, Mr. D. Mowry to Miss Flora Randall, both of this city.
The following is a list of presents: M.H. White, beautiful silver castor; H. Hughes, silver butter dish; Byron Millett, silver fork and pickle castor; Carrie Randall, cut glass and silver butter basket; Mr. and Mrs. Julius Rasmussen, bedroom toilet set; Lulu Fulton, glass tea set and syrup cup; Pat Hays, lamp and pitcher; Mrs. Sadie Irwin, Creighton, Neb., two gilt vases; Mr. and Mrs. George Derry, glass tea set and syrup cup; Mrs. H.L. Small, china cup; Mrs. S.E. Phllips, mustache cup; Miss Nettie VanAlstine, set glass sauce dishes; Mr. and Mrs. A.M. Post, linen table coth; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hudson, glass water pitcher and cake stand to match; Ide Brindley and Sadie Marmoy, one set silver knives and butter knife; W.H. Randall and wife, arm chair and camp chair; Dick Jenkinson, silver napkin ring with intials; Mr. and Mrs. Scheck two silver napkin rings; Mrs. Marmoy, 1 bedspread; Groom presented to the bride, one set silver forks, one set silver tea spoons; Mr. S.E. Phillips and H.L. Small, spittoon and comical baby doll.
SACRIDER--At Lost Creek, Sept. 7th, Charles Sacrider, son of J.H. and A. Sacrider, aged 7 years, 8 months and 20 days. The cause of his death was the accidental running of a corn stalk in his foot, from the effects of which he died after an illness of four or five weeks. The burial occurred at Monroe Congregational church, the services conducted by Rev. A.J. Wright, and largely attended.
The Columbus Democrat, September 23, 1882
COURTRIGHT-MAROHN--At the house of the brides parents, in Colfax county on the 13th of Sept. 1882, by Rev. C.G.A. Hullhorst, Mr. M.A. Courtright and Miss Minnie S. Marohn.
The Columbus Journal, September 27, 1882
COURTRIGHT-MAROHN--At the house of the bride's parents, in Colfax county, on Sept. 18th, 1882, by Rev. C.G.A. Hullhorst, Mr. M.A. Courtright and Miss Minnie S. Marohn.
"May their love never know doubt or change or decay" is the heartfelt wish of their many friends.
WHITE--Everybody was surprised this morning at the announcement of Miss Frankie White's death, which occurred last night. She was apparently in good health and attending school until about three weeks ago, when she complained of having a head-ache and was accordingly dismissed by the teacher; since then she has grown worse by degrees, but no one expected this. She was 14 years old and had many friends.
The Columbus Democrat, September 30, 1882
POTTER-ALLISON--Mr. Isaac Potter and Miss Polly Allison will be married sometime in the near future. [Creston.]
SCHULTZ-HUBER--September 16th, 1882, by J.G. Higgins, Ulrich Schultz and Miss Margaretha Huber, both of Platte county.
EUSDEN-KOPP--September 19th, 1882, by the same, John Eusden and Mrs. Henrietta Kopp, at the residence of the groom, both of Platte county.
SCHUG-WHITE--Dr. F.J. Schug and Miss S. White, surprised their many friends by being quietly married on Wednesday evening. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Samuel Goodale, in the presence of a select few. The bride and groom went west on the Denver for an extended tour in Colorado, and other points. It was cruel Doctor not to tell us,--but we forgive you. God bless you and yours.
WHITE--Frankie White, aged 12 years, oldest daughter of R. White, died, Monday last, of typhoid fever. She was taken sick while at school and little did her school mates think that in the short space of four days after her departure they were to behold her as a corpse, where but a few days back she had been as playful and joyous as they. The funeral services were held at the school house after which the body was conveyed to the grave yard, and there lowered to its final resting place on earth. The friends have the heart felt sympathy of all in this their sad bereavement. [Creston.]
The Columbus Journal, October 4, 1882
DEXTER-JAMES--August 3d, '82, in this city by the Rev. Samuel Goodale, Mr. Hiram Dexter to Miss Katie James. All of Boone county.
HARRINGTON-MELVIN--Sept. 20th, '82, in this city, by Rev. George B. Starr, Mr. Frank F. Harrington to Miss Lennie C. Melvin. All of Boone county.
ANDREWS-MITCHELL-Sept. 20th, '82, in this city by Rev. George B. Starr, Mr. Franklin P. Andrews to Miss Verona E. Mitchell. All of Boone county.
SCHUG-WHITE--Sept. 27th, '82 in this city, by Rev. Sam'l Goodale, Mr. Fred. J. Schug to Miss Sabra E. White. All of Columbus.
The event which the Dr. didn't "know much about" came off just the same. The happy couple took the Denver train the same night for a wedding tour among western scenes. The Journal extends congratulations and would wish that their matrimonial sky might never be overcast by a single cloud, but the sunshine of prosperity and happiness always light their path through life.
The Columbus Democrat, October 7, 1882
HEMPLEMAN--Born, October 1st, 1882, to Mr. and Mrs. John Hempleman, a daughter. All are doing well, especially the father who feels so good that he gave your reporter a fine havana in honor of the happy event.
REGAN-GLEASON--On October 3rd, 1882, by Rev. Father Flood, Mr. John Rgan, of Omaha, to Miss Kate Gleason, of Platte Centre.
WEDDELL--Died, October 1st, infant son of Charles Weddell.
The Columbus Journal, October 11, 1882
GODREY-TRACY--Oct. 3d, 1882, in this city by Judge J.G. Higgins, Mr. Charles W. Godfrey of Platte county, to Miss Sarah Tracy of Stark county Illinois.
The Columbus Democrat, October 14, 1882
GODFREY-TRACY--Oct. 3rd, 1882, by Hon. J.G. Higgins, Mr. Charles W. Godfrey, of Platte county, to Miss Sarah Tracy, of Stark county, Ill.
KRAUSE--On Oct. 9th, 1882, infant child of Mr. and Mrs. G.R. Krause.
TEUNER--A singular suicide is reported from Bellwood. A boy named Theo. Neuner, ten or twelve years of age, hung himself in a tree while herding cattle Saturday afternoon. He was missed at night and the neighborhood was searched for him in the midst of a terrible storm. The body was found suspended to a tree with the feet on the ground. He had been in bad health, and it is supposed was tired of life and overworked. The coroner's inquest revealed no other cause.
The Columbus Journal, October 18, 1882
POTTER-ALLISON--October 8th, '82, at the residence of C.S. Eddy, by D.I. Clark, Esq., Mr. Isaac B. Potter to Miss Polly A. Allison, all of Creston.
MACKEN-FAGAN--October 17th, by Rev. Father English, at St. Philomenar Cathedral, Omaha, Mr. V.A. Macken of this city to Miss F. Fagan of Omaha.
Vincent has been a little sly in his conduct of the courtship, but the open confession he made to his friends before the final consummation of the happy event, and the handsome manner in which he set out the cigars, etc., entitled him to forgiveness.
MORAN--Wednesday last the little child of Isaac Moran of this city fell into an old well hole containing about three feet of water and was drowned. The child is supposed to have suddenly been taken with a spasm, as on Monday previous to its death it fell into a wash boiler full of water, and afterwards was taken with spasms, but apparently, on the day of its death had recovered its usual health. The child was two years old. The burial occurred Thursday last.
ROBERTS--We learn that Theodore Roberts, the 16 year old step son of James Finney, living on the Platte bottom in Savanah precinct, Butler county, was found hanging to a limb of a cottonwood tree Saturday evening, the 9th inst. Supposed case of suicide. Cause unknown.
ULRY--Mr. and Mrs. Ulry of Granville had a sad accident befall them. A child of theirs fell into a tub of water and was drowned on Wednesday last. [Creston.]
The Columbus Democrat, October 21, 1882
MACKEN-EAGAN--Oct. 17th, 1882, by Rev. Father English, at St. Philomenar Cathedral, Omaha. V.A. Mackin, to Miss F. Eagan, of Omaha.
SMITH-POTTIS--F.H. Smith and Anna Pottis, were married recently, at St. Bernard. Mr. Smith's parents of McHenry county, Ill., were present. [St. Bernard.]
TASKER-GILBERT--On Wednesday evening at the residence of Mr. Anderson in Keatskatoose, Mr. J.E. Tasker, and Miss Anna Gilbert, were united in matrimony. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. John Gray, assisted by Rev. J.A. Reed, in an impressive manner. The bride was presented with many handsome gifts from her friends, consisting of jewelry, silver-ware, and fine linen, a detailed account of which lack of space prohibits our giving. Among the guests present were Mr. and Mrs. Hickok, Mr. and Mrs. Ames, and Mr. Abner Turner of our city. After the ceremony was performed the guests were invited out to a handsome collation which was heartily enjoyed. Bon Voyage.
The Columbus Journal, October 25, 1882
TASKER-GILBERT--October 18th, at the residence of Mr. Anderson at Keatskotoos, by the Rev. John Gray, assisted by Rev. J.A. Reed, Mr. Joseph E. Tasker to Miss Anna Gilbert.
The happy couple are well and favorably known in this city, having both formerly resided here, and where they have many friends. That length of happy years and prosperity may be their lot is the wish of the Journal.
HALL-DACK--Oct. 17th, '82, by Rev. P. Dyas, Mr. Thos. L. Hall to Miss Sarah J. Dack, both of Monroe precinct, Platte Co., Neb.
These enterprising and successful teachers have entered upon new duties. The journey of life now begun together has grand prospects before for them. That happiness and prosperity may attend them is the wish of their many friends, and may the lord watch over them to bless and keep them below and give them eternal life above.
LAUCK--In this city on the 22d inst., Edward Bohanan Lauck, infant son of G.C. and Vena M. Lauck; age, three months and eight days.
The Columbus Journal, November 1, 1882
FARMER-REDMOND--At Lincoln, last Thursday, the 26th ult., Mr. John Farmer and Miss Bella Redmond, niece of Mrs. Meagher of this city, were joined in the bonds of matrimony. Mrs. Meagher attended the wedding.
BURKE?--A telegram was sent to this city Thursday evening last, informing Mr. Thomas Burke, who lives on Shell Creek, that his daughter living in Omaha was dead.
MORGAN--Saturday night last, about half past 10 o'clock, Pat Morgan, a brakeman on the Norfolk branch of the U.P., accidentally met his death at Humphrey in this county, by falling between two cars while the train was in motion. The full particulars of the sad affair we did not get, but learn that the unfortunate man was a son-in-law to Jno. Walker, Esq., of this county, and that the remains have been sent to his parents in Iowa.
The Columbus Democrat, November 4, 1882
MORGAN--On Saturday night, Pat Morgan, the brakeman on the Norfolk train, fell between the cars at Humphrey and was run over. His remains were taken east for interment. He was a son-in-law of John Walker, Esq., and had many warm friends. The unfortunate event has been deeply deplored.
The Columbus Journal, November 15, 1882
THAVNET--November 6, Willie, son of Emery Thavnet, died of diphtheria.
The Columbus Journal, November 22, 1882
MARTYN--To Mrs. Dr. Martyn of this city on the 17th inst., a daughter.
HEITKEMPER--To Mrs. G. Heitkemper of this city, Nov. 21st, a daughter, weight 9 1/2 pounds.
JONES--On Sunday morning last the friends of Barclay Jones, of Genoa, were shocked to learn that he had committed suicide. He went out of the house early before breakfast, and his long absence being noticed, one of the family went out to see where he was, and found him suspended by the neck in his carriage house, dead. The coroner's jury, we understand, found a verdict in accordance with the above facts, and that he had for some time labored under mental depression.
We have not at hand the facts for writing any sketch of Mr. Jones's life. We had known him a number of years, and with his many acquaintances had come to respect him for his many good qualities. He had been the subject of several misfortunes during his life--among them, destruction of property by fire, and the loss of a leg by accident, and he seemed to be more than unsually susceptible to depression of spirits on account of troubles incident to human life. We are told that two members of his father's family showed evidences of insanity, but that Mr. Jones had never before given any sign of having inherited any tendency toward insanity.
Mr. Jones leaves a large family to mourn his loss. Truly, ways of life are strange, and human nature is so wonderfully constituted that there is no foretelling what is to take place. We walk and talk with our acquaintances one day, and the next they may be lifeless before us, and no premonition of the change, no warning. Wicked design, accident or disease may so displace the machinery of man's life that time, with him, shall be no more, and he be ushered into the realities of an untried existence. Thankful for life, thankful for health, let us all be doubly thankful for that reason which holds the spirit of man to his proper work until his summons comes to depart in peace.
HENSLEY--A death occurred last week at the Sisters' Hospital under particularly sad circumstances. Several days ago a young man by the name of Frank Hensley turned up at the U.P. depot in a sick and mentally deranged condition to the extent of not being able to tell where he wanted to go to or where he came from. He was taken to the Lindell hotel and soon after sent by direction of the county authorities to the hospital, and Dr. Evans instructed to attend him. The doctor pronounced him dangerously ill of typhoid fever. From letters in his possession it was discovered that he had a mother and sister in Iowa, and they were immediately notified of the condition of their relative. Wednesday the young man died and Thursday the mother and sister arrived in the city. The burial occurred on Thursday and the mother and sister went on to Cheyenne, where the deceased young man had lived, and where also lived another son and brother.
The Columbus Democrat, November 25, 1882
HEITKEMPER--Born, Nov. 21st, to Mr. and Mrs. G. Heitkemper, a daughter, weight 9 1/2 pounds.
JONES--Most of the old residents of Platte county know Barclay Jones, and they will be pained to learn that he committed suicide by hanging himself in the barn at Genoa on Sunday morning last. For some time past he had [been] driving stage between Genoa and Fullerton.
The Columbus Journal, November 29, 1882
WERMUTH--Thursday last to Mrs. John Wermuth, a son.
BUCHER--One day last week to Mrs. Wm. Bucher, a daughter.
NEWMAN--Tuesday morning, Nov. 28th, to Mrs. C.A. Newman, a daughter.
TIMOTHY--Mrs. Jno. Timothy presented her husband, on Monday last, a daughter, weight 12 pounds. [Platte Center.]
REED-FRANKLIN--At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Franklin, Lenox, Iowa, Nov. 22d, by A.B. DeLong, Mr. M.S. Reed of Columbus, Neb., and Miss Bell Franklin of Lenox.
There were a large number of relatives and friends present and accompanied their well wishes for the newly wedded with a list of valuable presents, so sayd the Lenox Time Table.
SMITH (BRADY)--George Smith (Brady) an estimable young man living a few miles west of the city, died Saturday last. He had had an attack of fever, and gone to work before fully recovering. It is supposed that the fatal result can be attributed to this cause.
The Columbus Democrat, December 2, 1882
NEWMAN--Born, on Thursday morning, Nov. 28th, to Mrs. C.A. Newman a daughter.
ERB-McCORMICK--At Shell Creek, Colfax county, Nov. 28, 1882, by Rev. C.G.A. Hullhorst, Mr. Geo. W. Erb, to Miss Amanda F. McCormick.
REED-FRANKLIN--Mr. M.S. Reed of the firm of Ransdell & Reed slipped slyly away last week and became a Benedict with but very few of his acquaintances knowing of the happiness in store for him. However they will forgive him, and join the Democrat in tendering him well wishes and congratulations. We take the following from a lengthy article in the Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, the home of the bride.
"A largely attended wedding took place Wednesday, Nov. 22nd, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Franklin, Mr. M.S. Reed, of Columbus, Neb., and Miss Bell Franklin, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin, being the contracting parties, the ceremony being performed by A.B. Delong, of Lenox. There were a large number of friends and relations present, and accompanied their well wishes for the newly wedded with a list of valuable presents.
The Columbus Journal, December 6, 1882
PARSONS-CLINE--The invitations are out to the wedding of Mr. Arthur M. Parsons and Miss Cannie Cline, December 16th, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. R.R. Sutherland.
TYLER-FOSTER--Nov. 2d, at Fullerton, by Judge Elliott, Mr. William A. Tyhler of Platte county, and Miss Sarah M. Foster, of Nance county.
ERB-McCORMICK--Nov. 28, at Shell Creek, Colfax county, Neb., by Rev. C.G.A. Hullhorst, Mr. George W. Erb and Miss Amanda F. McCormick.
JENKINSON-FREEMAN--Nov. 30th, by D.A. Clark, Esq., at the residence of bride's parents, Mr. Geo. F. Jenkinson and Miss Anna J., daughter of John S. Freeman, all of Platte county.
The Columbus Democrat, December 9, 1882
PARSONS-CLINE--Mr. Arthur M. Parsons and Miss Cannie Cline will be married at the residence of R.R. Sutherland on Saturday, the 16th inst.
JENKINSON-FREEMAN--On Nov. 30th 1882, at the residence of the brides parents, on Stearns Prairie, by D.P. Clark, Esq. George F. Jenkinson, to Miss Annie J. Freeman.
The Columbus Journal, December 13, 1882
JOHNSON--To Mrs. S.H. Johnson, Looking Glass, Dec. 5th, a son. All well.
ANDERSON--December 10th, Annie, wife of A. Anderson.
The Columbus Democrat, December 16, 1882
KUMMER-EISENMANN--On Dec. 14th, 1882, Mr. William Kummer to Miss Lisette Eisenmann, by Rev. C.G.A. Hullhorst.
SIGGINS-GEORGE--There was a brilliant assembly of the wealth and beauty of the city at the residence of Dr. D.T. Martyn on Thursday afternoon to witness the marriage of Dr. E.L. Siggins and Miss Maud George. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Samuel Goodale in the beautiful service of the Episcopal church, and the bride was given away by her brother, Mr. Fred George. The bride was the recipient of many rich and handsome presents. After the ceremony the newly wedded pair, with "two hearts that beat as one," took the train for St. Edward, their future home, and where the Doctor is engaged in practicing his profession and conducting a Drug business.
ANDERSON--It has been well said that no one knows upon whom the hand of death may next be laid, and such was the feeling on Sunday last when it was whispered through town that Mrs. Anderson, wife of Mr. A. Anderson of the First National Bank, had quitly passed away to her eternal home. Mrs. Anderson had been in ill health for some time, but her sudden death was none the less unexpected. The bereaved family have the sympathy of many friends in the community and their sorrow will be felt in many warm hearts.
The Columbus Journal, December 20, 1882
BLASER--Dec. 18th, to Mrs. Fred Blaser, a daughter.
SIGGINS-GEORGE--Dec. 14th, at the residence of Dr. Martyn, by Rev. Samuel Goodale, Dr. E.L. Siggins and Miss Maud George.
KUMMER-EISENMANN--On the 14th of December, 1882, by Rev. C.G.A. Hullhorst, Mr. William Kummer and Miss Lisette Eisenmann.
PARSONS-CLINE--Saturday evening, Dec. 16th, at the residence of Mr. R.R. Sutherland, by Rev. J.W. Little, Mr. Arthur Parsons and Miss Cannie Cline, all of Columbus.
BROWN--G.W. Brown's father died at his residence in Boone county on Timber Creek, Dec. 13th.
The Columbus Democrat, December 23, 1882
PARSONS-CLINE--By Rev. J.W. Little, on Saturday evening, Dec. 16th, at the residence of Mr. R.R. Sutherland, Mr. A.M. Parsons, and Miss Cannie Cline, all of Columbus.
The Columbus Journal, December 27, 1882
BREWER--On Friday, Dec. 22d to Mrs. J.D. Brewer, a son, weight 12 pounds.
BAUCHARD-TAFFE--Dec. 25th, by Rev. John Gray, E. Bauchard of Des Moines, Ia., and Miss Jennie Taffe of this city.
RAMSEY-CRITES--Dec. 25th, by Rev. John Gray, B.S. Ramsey of Plattsmouth, Neb., and Miss Libbie Crites of this city.
CLARK-SPRAGUE--Dec. 7th, in Uniontown, Kansas, by Rev. Mr. Green, Charles S. Clark, of Genoa, Neb., and Miss Lizzie Sprague, of Uniontown, Kan.
WILLARD-ANDERSON--The marriage of D.A. Willard of Genoa to Miss Lotta Anderson, took place at Genoa Monday evening, Dec. 25th. The Journal wishes the happy couple long life and prosperity.
HERCH--A man by the name of Herch, a bachelor of Stanton county, was found last Thursday in the woods on the banks of the Elkhorn froze to death. In the middle of the river near by was also found his wagon. The particulars of the sad affair came to us about as follows: A week ago last Saturday Mr. Herch was in Stanton, and, it is said, left for home on the evening of that day somewhat under the influence of liquor, and this was the last time he was seen until found as above stated.--Norfolk Journal.
The Columbus Democrat, December 30, 1882
BREWER--Born, on Friday last to Mr. and Mrs. Brewer a twelve pound boy. All doing well.
RAMSEY-CRITES--On December 25th, at the residence of Joseph Crites, by Rev. John Gray, Mr. Basil S. Ramsey, to Miss Libbie Crites, of this city.
BAUCHARD-TAFFE--At the time and place, by Rev. John Gray, Mr. Eliphe Bauchard, of Des Moines, Iowa, to Miss Jennie Taffe, of this city.
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