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From The Bryan Democrat March 9, 1876
STELLER - BRADY - - On the 2d. day of March, 1876 at the ottice of and by M. B. PLUMMER, J.P., Mr Cimeon STELLER
and Miss Elizabeth BRADY all of Florence township.
COOLEY - CLEVELAND - - On March 5th, 1876 by Wm. STOUGH, J. P., Mr. S. A. COOLEY and Miss R. B. CLEVELAND
all of Pulaski Township.
THOMAS - Near Melbern on Tuesday February 29th, 1876 at 7 o'clock, P. M., Rebecca THOMAS, aged 96 years,
6 months and 12 days. Mrs. THOMAS was one of the pioneers of Ohio. She was born in Bedford, Bedford Co., Penn.; moved to Ohio
in 1809, and lived in the first house built on the site of New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas county. She came to Williams
county in 1844, and remained here until her death. She was a devoted and consistent member of the Lutheran Church from her
youth, and died in the full hope of a blissful immortality. - J. N.
From The Bryan Democrat Dec. 21, 1876
Rev. S. BLINNS, Universalist, of Fayette will discuss "endless punishment" with a Presbyterian
divine at Melmore, Seneca county, commencing tomorrow, Dec 22d.
Xenophon LA FRANQUE (or FRANK as he was more generally known), son of the late George BEECHLER, died at the
family residence on Center street last Wednesday afternoon, in the twenty-third year of his age. He had been ill with consumption for many months.
Mrs. HARDING, wife of William HARDING, Sr., died Sunday morning after a brief illness. She was the mother of
George W., and William HARDING of this place.
The young acquaintances of "Pete" MYERS feel chagrined at the way he played it on them. Peter bided
his time, went out quietly, brought home a wife, and the story was an old one before the boys found out. Success to you, Peter.
Fire - Tuesday evening the stable on the premises of Charley FREEMAN, west High street, was accidentally
fired and burned to the ground.
Fred KAMPF will receive on Saturday a supply of shell oysters direct from Baltimore. Lovers of bivalves on
the half shell should file their orders.
SHOOTS, the confidence man picked up the other day by Sheriff DARBY, gave Marshall BENNETT the names of
several men living in this county who he said were dealers in counterfeit money. The marshall believes that SHOOTS
Monday of last week at the adjourned term of Defiance county Common Pleas Court the prosecuting Attorney entered a nolle
prosequi in the case of Mrs. Elizabeth WONDERLY, indicted for the murder of her husband, in
The wind was on a high Friday night, and rattled loose things in a lively manner. Part of a house in Center township was
blown down, hay stacks and corn shocks were scattered like "chaff before the wind", and many an old rookery
trembled before the blast. Quite a number of the Bryan Inveterates were "three sheets to the wind."
From The Bryan Press Feb. 22, 1877
SMITH-SMITH - On February 18, 1877, at the residence of the bride's father, in Brady township, by Elder James NEIL,
Mr. Samuel SMITH and Miss Mary Ellen SMITH, all of Williams Co., O.
MAY-MAZE - On Feb. 15, 1877, at the residence of the bride's parents near Pioneer, by Rev. J. W. LILLY, Mr. John A. MAY
to Miss Eva L. MAZE, both of Williams county.
SIMS - Last evening, at the residence of her father, H. S. KNAPP, Mary, wife of J. L. SIMS, after but a few days illness, of nervous prostration.
BRACE - On Feb. 19, 1877, in Stryker, Isabella, wife of E. C. BRACE, aged 42 years, 8 months and 8 days.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS:
H. W. FERGUSON to T. J. BURLEU 40 acres, Northwest twp., $1300.
O. COY to J. BARKHOLDER, lot 74, Pioneer, $100.
M. D. LOWTHER to E. P. EWERS, part lot 48, WILSON's Addition, Bryan, $600.
E. and N. R. MASTERS to L. POYNTER, lots 51 and 52, Pioneer, $700.
W. FISHER to Church of God, .5 acre, sec. 20 Millcreek twp., $100.
Mary J. WALKER to G. DILLINGHAM, 16 acres, sec 32, Northwest twp., $500.
Malinda BATTERSHELL to J. Z. DOHNER and L. YACKEE, 20 acres, sec. 28, St. Joe twp., $1200.
J. B. LEIDIGH to J. W. LEIDIGH, lot 2, J. W. EVAN's Addition, Bryan, and lot 9, Thomas EVAN's Addition, Bryan, $800.
C. E. PARKER to E. F. PARKER, 74 acres, sec 32, Bridgewater twp., $3500.
H. HIME to J. ROBINETT, lot 28, HINE's 1st. Addition, Edon, $400.
C. SPARLING to J. SPARLING, 40 acres, sec 33, Pulaski twp., $1000.
J. A. FISHER to S. McDONALD, lot 8, HINE's 1st Addition, Edon, $300.
Margaret WALTZ to J. SHAFFER, part lot 23, Montpelier, $350.
N. C. ARRANTS to G. NEER, lot 7, KENDALL's addition, Melbern, $200.
W. W. DARBY, Sheriff to T. KENT, lot 70, TREVITT's 2d. Addition, Bryan, $100.
Catherine RAUX , et. al. to Catherine REGAN, lots 30-34, 45, and 46, Stryker, $500.
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