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Richland Shield & Banner - January, 1887


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01 January 1887, Vol. LXIX, No. 23

Independence.  Thomas Simmons has been granted a pension of $300.84 back pay and four dollars per month, from the first of December.  Good for Tom.

Independence.  Del. Newcomer and Mary Whistler were married last Sunday week.  Wonder who the girls were that went over to give them a regular old time belling and then got scared and were afraid to even go home?

Washington.  Married at Perrysville, the 23d., Mr. A.A. Pulver, of this place, to Miss Ferguson, of Newville.  You have our best wishes.

Mifflin.  Many marriages to record, but we must be brief and say for Mifflin, Bloor & Braden, Sowash & Griffith, Leidy & Balliet, Brubaker & Orwig, and still there is more to follow soon, so says dame rumor.

Newville.  Nellie Reed, the youngest daughter of Samuel Reed, died Wednesday morning of membraneous croup.  Nellie was a bright girl of 11 years and will be missed by her school mates.

Hunter -- Tuesday, Dec. 21st., 1886, Benjamin Hunter, aged 71 years and 9 days.  Benjamin Hunter was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, Dec. 12th., 1815 and removed with his parents to Bloominggrove Township, this county, in the year 1834.  He was married in November, 1836, to Margaret Irwin, who died May 3d., 1842, leaving with him two children, Wm. I. and Mary.  On the 6th. day of June, 1843, he was married to Sarah Jump.  They have raised to manhood and womanhood a family of seven children, all of whom are yet living, save Wm. I, the first born, whose bones lie bleaching on some southern battlefield.  His widow yet survives him.  He united with the Presbyterian church in the year 1838, and has ever been found a faithful worker in the church and Sunday Schools.  He was a sterling Jackson Democrat, one of the old school, who knew no intimidation or mugwumpery, and was a life-long reader and supporter of the SHIELD AND BANNER.  His body was interred in the Presbyterian burial ground at Rome, and was followed to its last resting place by a large concourse of mourning friends and neighbors.

Michael Sitzer, a native of France, made application Wednesday for his first naturalization papers from the Probate Court.

Mrs. Nancy T. Thornton, wife of Lafayette Thornton, formerly a hotel proprietor in Mansfield, died of lung fever, aged 64 years, at Lafayette, Ind., Dec. 26th., 1886.

Mrs. Amelia M. Lewis, wife of A.C. Lewis, died last Friday evening, aged 37 years.  The funeral took place Monday afternoon from the residence of her husband on Vale Avenue.

Our former well-known citizen, Joe Miller, son of M.L. Miller of this city, now located at Louisville, Ky., will be married to Miss Barkus, of that city, next Wednesday.  Joe's many friends in Mansfield will be glad to hear of the happy event.

Miss Helen Morrow, daughter of Wm. Morrow, two miles west of the city, died last Friday of consumption.  The funeral took place from the home of her father on Sunday at 2 o'clock.  A large concourse of people followed the remains to the Mansfield Cemetery, where they were interred.

Benjamin Hunter, one of the good old Democratic citizens of Bloominggrove Tp., died last week.  The deceased was an uncle of Superintendent J.M. Hunter, of the County Infirmary.  He was a man who stood high in the estimation of his neighbors and friends, and he will be missed.

Henrietta VanFossen, through her attorney, John C. Burns, filed a petition for divorce from her husband, Henry VanFossen, on last Tuesday, charging him with willful absence and non-support.  The couple were married on the 5th. of September, 1878.  In April, 1880, the defendant left plaintiff and has not been heard of since.

A pleasant social event was the marriage, last week, of Mr. Enoch H. Leiby, of Dale, Wisconsin, and Miss Ida Balliet, daughter of Mr. Solomon Balliet, who lives a few miles east of this city.  Rev. D. Mitterling, of Lucas, performed the ceremony. The happy couple have the best wishes of the SHIELD and many other friends for their happiness.

Miss Emma Algire, of Worthington Tp., who had such an unhappy experience with a brute named Winfield Darling, from whom she recently obtained a divorce, was married again this week to D.F. Fisher, of Lucas.

The following appointments have been made in Probate Court since our last issue:  C.E. McBride, guardian of Dora, L.B. and Eugene McLaughlin, children of John McLaughlin;  W.S. Bradford, administrator of Daniel Nazor;  Chas. L. Culler, administrator of Elizabeth M. Culler;  H.P. Sewell, administrator of Eli McGriggor;  Lewis Brucker, administrator of Lawson Harris;  Jas. R. Pollock, guardian of Clyde Pollock.

Mr. & Mrs. John Eschy, who reside at No. 11 Cedar Street, were the recipients last Friday night of a Christmas gift in the shape of a small piece of female humanity, wrapped up in warm clothing and snugly tucked away in a basket and left on their doorstep.  The following customary legend was found tacked on the basket:  "My name is Nellie, I have no father, mother or home."  The incident is a strange one but the little waif found a pleasant home in a childless household and will be well taken care of.

Marriage licenses issued:  John McClellan & Nannie Damsey;  Morgan D. Shaver & E. Ida Sykes;  John H. Wise & Mary E. Charles;  A. May and Alice A. Bushey;  Simon Shafer & Louisa Hodges;  Jos. C. Thomas, Jr. & Harriett Swanger;  Cassius C. Gwinup & Monga Hersheiser;  Ludwig Wolf & Lizzie Marks;  Joseph Jones & Maria Zediker;  Geo. Pfeifer & Sadie Lautsbaugh;  David A. Fisher & Emma Algire;  Joseph LeBerth & Lillian Warrett;  T.B. Wigton & Mary S. Gallagher;  Wm. C. Payne & Eliza Snyder.

Mr. John H. Wiles and Miss Mary Charles, both of Monroe Township, were married at Chicago Junction, on Tuesday evening.  Mr. Ed. C. Wiles, of this city, brother of the groom, attended the nuptials.

Mrs. Elizabeth Page, wife of Joseph Page Jr., died at the residence of her husband, No. 6 E. Diamond extension, on Saturday, Dec. 25th.  The deceased was 29 years old and leaves her husband and two children to mourn the loss.  The funeral was held on Monday afternoon. 

08 January 1887, Vol. LXIX, No. 24

Independence.  Adam Reader died Wednesday night of last week in the 77th. year of his age.

Independence.  Another of our old pioneers are gone.  Another has been called home to the spirit world of the blessed, where storms and tempests are never known and the trials and troubles of here below are forever forgotten.  Gone to dwell among the good people who have only gone before.  Gone to that much coveted happy home of Christian which is on the other shore.  Yes, Mrs. Mary Clever, better known as Grandmother Clever, is no more.  She has trod the path of death and passed to God.  About 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon of last week, Grandmother Clever fell to sleep at the ripe old age of 80 years, 4 months and 23 days, an age nearly double the average life of her sex, never again to awake on earth.  But her long life was one of usefulness, industry and truly of Christianity, for she gave her heart to God at the early age of ten and lived a devout Christian life ever afterward, dying a faithful worker and believer in the Evangelical church, which is greatly indebted to her for her liberal financial aid as well as earnest, prayerful assistance.  Having lived the life of the righteous and braved fully her share of the ups and downs that flesh is heir to, she is fully prepared to meet her Maker this long time and was only patiently waiting for the signal from on high for <<scripture omitted>> The funeral took place at 10 o'clock on New Year's Day, from the residence of her son, Jonah, on the Mansfield road, where she had only lived but a few weeks prior to her death, her former home being with her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Thompson, with whom she had spent several years.  It was conducted by Rev. W.A. Shisler of McZena, Ashland County, who was her own selection prior to her death.  Notwithstanding that Rev. Shisler was taken greatly unaware, having no time whatever for preparation, he preached a very able and eloquent funeral sermon over her remains in the Four Corners church, whither they were followed by quite a large concourse of relatives and friends, taking his text from Genesis, 27th. chapter and 2d. verse:  <<scripture omitted>>  At the close of which the remains were borne to their last resting place in the cemetery of the church named, where they were deposited encased in a very neatly trimmed and elegant cloth covered casket with a beautiful plate on the center of it containing the words "At Rest."  Her work is done -- and nobly done.  May she enjoy the sweet and peaceful slumber of the dead.   Grandmother Clever had received and survived two heavy paralytic strokes, one about six years ago and one a little over a year ago;  and it is thought that it was paralysis, that finally carried her away (although the attending physician claimed different), for she fell about 3 o'clock Christmas morning and became unconscious almost immediately, remaining so until the day before her death, when she recovered sufficiently to talk and, appearing to be perfectly at herself, and realizing her situation, gave directions who she wished to preach her funeral, where she wanted to be buried and several other things concerning her private matters, after which, she became unconscious again and remained in that condition until death came to her rescue and her light went out forever.  Mrs. Mary Clever, whose maiden name was Strickler, was born in Cumberland County, Pa., August 7th., 1806, and was married to John Clever when very little past sixteen in the town of Shippensburg in the county named.  They came to Richland County, Ohio, in 1834, where Mrs. Clever has resided up and until the time of her death.  From her union with Mr. Clever eleven children are the result -- seven boys and four girls;  two of whom preceded her to the grave several years ago, as did also her husband, dying about the year 1864.  After that she battled the world single handed, not only winning for herself many warm personal friends but commanding the esteem and good will of all who knew here.  Three of her sons, Daniel, Conrad and Henry, are residents of Michigan, and the other three, Jonah, Anthony and Joseph, are residents of this county.  Her daughters, Mrs. Leah Secrist, Mrs. Sarah Thompson and Mrs. Maria Baker, are also residents of this county.  They are all well to do people.

Franklin Township.  The following persons were received into the Oakland Lutheran church last Sabbath:  John Lewis, Frank Taylor and wife;  Christian Leyman and wife, Alexander and Frederick Swap, Mrs. Jessie Wigle, Mr. & Mrs. Myers, Miss Cope and Mrs. Gaylord Terman.

Franklin Township.  Another bachelor in the person of Jacob Shade has taken unto himself a wife.  We join with the many that have already congratulated them.

Bellville.  Mrs. Wm. LeFevre died at the Chilton House at 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 1st., 1887, aged 61 years.  Mrs. LaFevre suffered for many years from a diseased limb which has at times rendered her unable to walk and has always been a source of pain.  All of these sufferings she borne with uncomplaining fortitude.  Being unable to go about, she has devoted her whole life to the good of her husband, her children and grand-children, who feel that by her death they have lost their best earthly friend.  Nearly all of the fall and early winter she was confined to her room, but for several weeks past had been able to go about and had made a special effort to make Christmas a happy occasion for all about her.  On Monday evening following Christmas, she was suddenly attacked by that dread disease, pneumonia, and from that time the doctors considered her case hopeless.  She grew steadily worse until just at the beginning of the new year her gentle spirit took its flight to the realms of peace, where there is no suffering, no sorrow and no sad partings.  The funeral took place at the Clifton House at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 2d.  The services were conducted by Rev. W.W. Anderson, assisted by Rev. Sponseller.

Bellville.  A quiet wedding took place at the residence of D.A. Lanehart, Wednesday evening, Jan. 5th.  The contracting parties were Mr. Archie Brown and Miss Emma Shafer, sister of Mrs. Lanehart.  They went at once to the home which they had already filled upon Markey St.  We wish them a joyful future.

Bellville.  Mr. J.M. Coleman died at his home on Markey St. Wednesday morning, Jan. 5th., aged 43 years.  Mr. Coleman was stricken about a year ago by an affection of the nervous system and he gradually lost all nerve power.  He suffered but little pain until near the end.  The funeral took place from the residence at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 7th.  Services conducted by Rev. Philpot.

Bellville.  A telegram was received by the Odd Fellows of this place on Thursday from a lodge of that order at Birmingham, Alabama, stating that C.L. Bryant was dead at that place and asking what should be done with his body.  About a week ago Bryant took a horse and buggy belonging to his wife to Mansfield and sold them, and went south on the proceeds.  No details have been received and at this writing the I.O.O.F. are holding a special meeting to decide on what they will do.  Bryant is also a member of the Masonic lodge in this place.

Spring Mills.  Wesley Enlow is complaining of loss of sleep.  What's the cause of it?

Addison J. White, the druggist, will be married next Monday evening to Miss Laura E. Ferguson, at the residence of the bride's parents, west of the city.

Handsome Will T. Woods, the violinist of the Opera House Orchestra, was married last Wednesday evening to Miss Grace A. Kennedy at the home of the bride's mother on Pleasant Avenue.

Lydia Freer has sued her husband, Henry Freer, for $900 damages for abandonment.  The plaintiff lives in Ashland County and defendant in this county.

McBride & McBride, attorneys for Amanda J. Mitchell, have instituted a bastardy proceeding before Justice Endly, against Samuel Spayde, a widower who resides a few miles south of the city.  The plaintiff charges defendant with being the father of her child, born Nov. 29, 1884.  Defendant claims that the woman was guilty of other intimacies and therefore denies the paternity of the child.  He was released on $500 bond at his preliminary hearing last Saturday.

A sad death occurred at the Wiler House some time during Tuesday night.  On that day Mr. Ohio Pancoast, of Ashland, came to this city and registered at the Wiler.  In the evening he was assigned to room No. 4 and retired for the night.  Before retiring he complained of a little indisposition but nothing serious was dreamed of.  On Wednesday morning, as he did not get up, the room was entered and Mr. Pancoast was found dead in the bed.  Landlord Pierson notified his friends and relatives at Ashland and in the afternoon the remains were taken to that place, where they will be buried.  Mr. Pancoast had been a prominent business man of Ashland for a number of years but lately had been located in Toledo.  He had many friends here who learn with sadness of his sudden demise.  Coroner Mecklem pronounced the cause of the death heart disease.

Marriage licenses issued:  Ellsworth Baker & Daisy Mowers;  George Hill & Lettie Miller;  Archie H. Bowers & Emma L. Shafer;  Sanford J. Laser & Laura A. Boggs;  George G. Swisher & Ella G. Evans;  Clarence H. Clark & Jennie Kendall;  Wilmer T. Wood & Grace A. Kennedy;  Sam'l Stevenson & Ida M. Charles;  Jacob Shade & Emma Carter.

The residence of Thomas Sherrick, one of the most substantial Democrats of Sharon Township, was the scene on last Monday night of one of those highly pleasing and commendable events which are at present so frequent and fashionable.  The occasion was the 20th. anniversary of the marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Sherrick and as the day drew near the parents, brothers, sisters and children of Mrs. S. conceived the idea of making the occasion a memorable one to herself and husband, by tendering them a surprise celebration of the event.  Accordingly preparations were made, and when the anniversary came, relatives and friends to the number of a hundred or more moved upon and took possession of the Sherrick mansion.  The reflection of the cries of "surprise" of the invading party was plainly visible on the faces of the surprised, but when, after some time had been spent in merriment, they were presented with china enough to hold all the different varieties of "grub" which the ingenuity of woman could invent, they were just --- well, paralyzed.  After this such a collation of only the pioneer ladies can serve was enjoyed by the company, and the rest of the night spent in social intercourse.  In the wee sma' hours the company disbanded, wishing their victims many returns of their wedding anniversary.  In these days of divorce the nuptial knot is frequently cut long before the 20th. anniversary comes, but in this case we predict that thirty years hence, if life is spared them, Mr. & Mrs. Sherrick will still be united, she ornamenting their home with the womanly graces for which she is noted, and he voting the straight Democratic ticket.

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22 January 1887, Vol. LXIX, No. 26

Independence.  Mrs. Kate Scott and John Remy attended the funeral of their cousin, Miss Emma Remy, in Mansfield, on Wednesday of this week.

Bellville.  Mrs. C.D. Evans, sister of Wheeler Holland, of this place, died at her home in Columbus on Jan. 12th.  The remains were brought to this place on Friday of last week, the funeral taking place from the residence of the brother on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Marriage licenses:  Ed. Davis & Hattie Rose;  Edward Schmutzler & Lizzie Bayer.

Miss Emma Remy, aged 20 years and 4 months, died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Peter Remy, on S.E. Diamond Street, on Monday evening at 11:30.  Miss Remy had been a sufferer from that dread disease, lung trouble, for some time, all of which she bore with Christian fortitude until death relieved her of suffering.  The funeral took place from the home, Wednesday afternoon, at two o'clock, and was largely attended by sympathizing friends.  Miss Remy was a sister of Treasurer Ed. Remy and Frank M. Remy and was one of the best young ladies of our city.

The following appointments have been made in the Probate Court since our last report:  Margaret A. DeWitt, administratrix of Thomas DeWitt;  James Huston, guardian of Charles, Rufus, Ransom, Rosa and Jesse Huston;  Henry W. Kirkland, executor of Priscilla Wolf;  John A. Connolly, administrator of William Farmer;  Ed. S. Nail, administrator of J.O. Alexander.

The funeral of R.N. Patterson took place from his late residence, four miles west of Mansfield, on last Saturday at 11 o'clock.  Mr. Patterson was born in the county of Donegal, Ireland, October 31, 1803, and was consequently 83 years, 2 months and 14 days old at the time of his death.  He came to America when he was 17 years of age, and located in Harrison county, Ohio.  A few years later he came to Richland County, where he has resided since.  He was the father of Dr. A.V. Patterson, and W.H. Patterson, the P.F. baggage master.

29 January 1887, Vol. LXIX, No. 27

Independence.  Dick Ruby, after a prolonged illness, died Thursday of last week and was buried on Saturday.  Dick had many warm personal friends among the boys.

Mifflin.  John Conn is happy, his wife presented him with a girl baby.  John is much pleased and no doubt will have the boys smoke with him.

Lexington.  The remains of Mrs. Henry Burnett were brought to this place from Columbus for interment on last Friday and taken to the Congregational church at 10 a.m., where the funeral services were held, after which they were conveyed to the cemetery for interment.  Mrs. Burnett was an old resident of this place, having emigrated from the east and located in this vicinity and since the death of her husband has lived with her son and daughter alternately, being with her son Charles, who resides at Columbus, at the time of her death.

Lexington.  The youngest daughter of George Shafer died of a complicated disease on last Monday evening.  A large concourse of friends followed the remains to the beautiful cemetery where the little one was laid to rest. 

Probate Court appointments:  Jacob Laird, adm'r of William Laird;  Marria Baker, executrix of David Baker;  David Bushey, executor of Jacob Kissel.

John Brogan, Jr., a printer, residing with his parents at 172 S. Main Street, aged about 23 years, died last Monday evening, of consumption, from which he had been a sufferer for a long time.  The deceased was well known here, having been employed in the various offices in the city, and was a good workman.  The funeral took place Thursday morning at 9 o'clock and was largely attended.

The following persons were granted teacher's certificates at the examination held Jan. 15th.:  Ovid M. Ray, Barnes P.O.;  Wm. O'Hearn, Butler P.O.;  Ira L. Pittenger, Shenandoah.  There were 8 applications and 3 continuances.  One manuscript did not contain the name of the applicant.

Marriage licenses issued:  Louis M. Rindfuss & Ettie L. Cook;  David Dyer & Luette M. Nichols;  Fred W. Lenhart & Mamie E. Kiehl;  Josephus K. Leedy & Nettie E. Lett;  Cyrus Hout & Harriet Reed;  J.R. Swisher & Melinda A. Laser;  E.G. Stokes & Carrie E. Rhodes;  Anastasia Meconi & Pollonia Marzetti.

Mrs. Norman Eichelberger was called to Towando, Pa., last week, by the death of her father, Mr. O.D. Bartlett.

Amy E. Armstrong, Wednesday, September 19, 2007

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