Rankin Family History Project
Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 11 June 1875
READ the Collector's notice in another column.
CABBAGE. -- A farmer residing near Biehle's store, has cabbage that is eight inches high. How is that for high?
LAW CARD. -- In another column will be found the advertisement of Messrs. Johnson & Bennett, attorneys at law.
MR. C. U. PROST & Co. have an advertisement in another part of the paper. They offer [a] threshing machines for sale.
FROHNA, in this county, is improving. Mr. August Lueders and Dr. O. W. Cline have made some improvements about their property.
FROGS. -- Mr. John Hooss slayed a large number of good size frogs on Wednesday evening. They are said to be really palatable when they are nicely cooked.
THE AMERICAN fruit and jelly press if the only complete press for family use ever made. Price only one dollar, and for sale by H. G. Kiesler, Perryville.
A THIRD OF JULY celebration is to be held at Wilkinson's Landing in this county on Saturday, the 3d day of July next, and a gay and festive time is promised.
MR. O. C. NABERT has just received a large lot of stoves, tinware, &c. which he is offering at lower figures than any establishment in this section of the country.
TRANSFER. -- The premises known as the Campbell property in Perryville, has been purchased by Mr. J. B. Cashion, and we understand that he will soon take possession of it.
TALL WHEAT. -- Mr. Aaron Nesslein, residing two and a half miles east of Perryville, tells us that he has wheat on his farm that is over six feet in height. How is that for high?
SQUIRRELS. -- We are told that the woods are well supplied with these little animals, probably more than usual at this this season of the year. A good chance for hunters to explode powder.
AT WITTENBERG, Mr. Burley is erecting a frame dwelling, to be 24 feet long and 16 feet wide, and one story high. We also learn that he contemplates erecting a building for a tin shop soon.
THE STONE HOUSE on the Staley farm near Perryville, has been purchased by Mr. John B. Gotto, who intends to use the stone for foundations. Thus one by one the old land marks are removed.
MR. VINCENT CISSELL, residing a few miles west of Perryville, is having his dwelling nicely painted, and it helps its appearance very much. He has also made other good improvements about his premises.
AN ACCIDENT. -- Mr. Wm. Brown, residing four miles northeast of Perryville, while working about his horse on Friday evening last, was accidentally struck over the right eye, inflicting an ugly though not a serious wound.
BITTEN BY A REPTILE. -- A few days since while Mr. William Keel was engaged removing some brush from the water near Silver Lake in this county, he was bitten on the right hand by a snake, which caused him much pain, but it will not prove fatal.
BOAT BUILDING. -- Messrs. Nathaniel Tackeberry and brother built a boat at the Bishop mill, two and a half miles west of Perryville, and launched the same a few days ago. It is capable of carrying five tons. They are using it to convey rock to the mill dam.
... One of our farmers only eight months old, who will be a full grown man some day if he enjoys good health. We understand that he weighs forty-five pounds at the present time.
BEATS THEM ALL. -- Miss Rosa Phillips, residing near Allen's Landing in this county, claims to have made a quilt that contains all of ten thousand pieces. This beats anything we have yet published. It requires a good deal of work and patience to do such a job.
STRAWBERRIES. -- Mr. Joseph F. Eddleman, one of our well-to-do farmers, presented us with a nice lot of strawberries on Saturday last. -- They were the largest and nicest we have ever seen, and they were delicious too. Mr. Eddlemon sells them cheap -- only 80 cents a gallon.
FIXING THE ROADS. -- Mr. ireneaus Brown has been fixing the Chester road, four miles from Perryville during the past week, and he has put it in a pretty good condition. Mr. Andrew Nesslein has also been repairing a portion of the Greenville road, and has made a much better road of it.
A LEG BROKEN. -- One day the past week a little son of Mr. Joseph B. Tucker, residing in the neighborhood of Silver Lake in this county, while playing about a gate it fell upon him, breaking one of his legs. -- The broken limb was promptly attended to, and he is now getting along as well as could be expected.
HIGH WATER. -- On Saturday night last we were again visited by a heavy rain fall, and some of the streams were raised to a considerable height. Cinque Homme Creek got on a regular high, and Mr. Raymond Schindler, who resides near this water course, had several acres of wheat badly damaged by it, besides having some of his fence washed away.
OUR COLLECTOR. -- The Jefferson City correspondent of the St. Louis Republican has the following to say for our Collector, all of which he deserves: "The champion collector of the revenue is John C. Doerr, of Perry county, who yesterday made his returns to the state treasurer, having collected ninety-seven per cent of the taxes of said county."
DIED, on Thursday, June 3, 1875, at his residence six miles north of Perryville, after a short illness, Mr. Joab W. Burgee, Jr., son of Mr. Joab W. Burgee, Sr., and brother of our Circuit Clerk, aged about twenty-three years. He was an honest and industrious gentleman, and was very highly respected by all who knew him. He leaves a wife and child and other relatives, and a host of friends to mourn his loss.
BADLY BURNED. -- On Thursday of last week the little daughter of Mr. Hilary Moore, residing at the Abernathy mill near Longtown, in this county, met with a sad accident. -- It seems that a quantity of hot ashes had been removed from the mill and deposited near by and while paying about the premises the child ran through them burning her feet, legs and hand very badly, though it is to be hoped not seriously.
JUSTICE COURT. -- There was quite an interesting trial before Squire Callier on last Saturday, in which Milton Hagar was plaintiff and Arch Hagar defendant. It was tried in the Hoskin school house, and during the trial the school house was filled with people from that neighborhood, who felt a deep interest in the result of the trial. It was a suit on an account. Judgment for plaintiff.
A RAIN AND HAIL storm, accompanied by wind, visited these parts on Friday evening last, and some mischief was done. A cherry tree near Dr. Shelby's residence, was struck by lightning and badly splintered. The stable belonging to Mr. Joseph H. Walker, three miles south east of Perryville, was struck by lightning, and a rafter was shattered to pieces, and a horse that was standing in the stable at the time, was somewhat injured by it.
SUNDAY SCHOOL PICNIC. -- The picnic of the Perryville Sunday School was held at uncle Jos. Lukefahr's orchard, five miles south of Perryville last Wednesday, and it was well attended, and proved a complete success. Plenty of the good things were on hand. Speeches were made by Rev. Henry Dalton and Mr. David W. Crow, which were appropriate to the occasion. A number of persons from the White water Sunday School were present. -- A general good time was had, and all were well pleased.
[BIRTHS. -- ... made his appearance...] Milster, near Frohna, not long ago.
A little stranger stopped at the residence of Mr. Blassus Burck recently.
A little male child called at the residence of Mr. William H. Eddlemon, nine miles south of Perryville on Monday last. It is the first.
A big boy put in his appearance at the home of Mr. Henry Voelker, nine miles northwest of Perryville on Tuesday of last week.
A boy stopped at the house of Mr. John Baudendistel, seven and a half miles south of Perryville on Wendesday [sic] of last week.
PERSONAL. -- J. Perry Johnson, Esq. of Chester, was here on Friday last on professional business.
Mr. William Furth left for St. Louis Thursday of last week on business, and has since returned.
Judge Robinson, after a few weeks absence, returned to our town on Friday morning, looking none the worse of wear.
Mr. John Dippold who has been on a visit to his relatives at Hillsboro, Ills., returned home last Friday.
THE ELECTION for officers of Fire Company No. 1, on last Monday evening, resulted as follows: Foreman, C. A. Weber, 1st assistant foreman J. C. Doerr, 2d assistant foreman Anton Hunt, secretary John E. Aikin, treasurer Thos. Layton. The inauguration of officers will not take place until the next meeting. Mr. Weber, the foreman elect has not as yet accepted the office. Mr. Nicholas Guth, the retiring treasurer, made his report, which showed the assets of the company to consist of one bond of the town of Perryville for $150; one note for $10; cash for $113; total amount $273.
THE ARMY WORMS are still on the war path. Mr. Leo T. Dean informs us that these worms have done an immense amount of mischief in his section of the county. several hundred acres of land which had been put in corn, and was just showing itself above ground, has been entirely eaten off. He also tells us that the oat crop has been somewhat injured by these intruders, and some wheat has been more or less damaged by their advent. Quite a number of our farmers have been compelled to plow up their land and replant, and some fears are entertained they will have to plant corn the third time.
STRUCK BY LIGHTENING. -- A correspondent writing to us from Frohna, says: On Friday last Mr. John Holmes was at work at D. O. W. Cline's shed, when the lightning struck a post at the southeast corner of the shed, running up the roof to the corner of the barn, then up the roof of the barn to the comb, and along the comb to the north end tearing boards, rafters, and laths into splinters. The lightning passed down the north end of the barn to the window, near which point Mr. Holmes was standing at the time and he received a pretty severe shock, but not quite as heavy a one as young Master Ross, who was standing near him. Ross being knocked down and rendered insensible by the shock. -- It was at first supposed that he had been killed, but after working with him a while he began to show signs of life, but it was over two hours before he recovered the use of his limbs.
MARRIED, on Sunday, June 6, 1875 at St. Mary's Seminary, by Rev. M. Rubi, Mr. James Klein to Miss Emma Drury. An infair was given at the residence of Mr. Samuel Rankin, seven miles northwest of Perryville, on Monday, and Mr. Samuel Meranda, who was an invited guest, tells us that there were at least two hundred persons present, all of whom partook of a splendid dinner. They enjoyed themselves hugely, and the best of good feeling prevailed, and when the party terminated the participants returned to their homes feeling better for having been at the infair.
MARRIED, on Sunday, June 6th, 1875, at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. Marion Eddlemon to Miss Isabella Dunlap.
Married, at Claryville on Thursday, June 3d, by Squire V. P. Tucker, Mr. George Center to Miss Josephine Eubanks.
Married, at Claryville on Thursday, June 3d, 1875, by Squire V. P. Tucker, Mr. Charles A. Lunsford to Miss August Miller.
Probate Court Proceedings.
John E. Aikin, guardian and curator of J. R. DeLassus, had his bond approved.
... Sarah Brown, was ordered to sell wheat and other property at private sale, and also his bond, and letters granted in vacation were approved.
Ellenor Nash, administratrix of Jas. Nash had her bond and letters approved.
Matilda M. Jones, administratrix of Jules Rozier & Co., had her bond and letters approved, bond and letters also approved in case of Rozier, Prost & Co.
Emmet Bloom guardian and curator of Gussie Bloom, had bond approved.
James J. Moore, curator of Alfonso Moore, had bond approved.
Chas. F. Schneider, curator of A. G. & L. C. Schneider, has bond approved.
Jos. C. Neace filed receipts and was finally discharged as guardian and curator of Sarah & Luke Mullins.
Ignatz M. Schneider, administrator of Chas. F. Schneider, has bond and letters approved.
Perry county against Wm. R. Miles note allowed for $83.54.
Francis Schnurbush had note classed against the estate of Jos. Schnurbush for $91.68.
Gabriel End had a claim classed against the estate of Clement Brown for $7.50.
Andrew Nesslein, guardian and curator of John F. Brewer, was ordered to rent farm at private or public sale.
Michael Griffaw, guardian and curator of Nancy Williams, balance due guardian and curator $4.12.
Robt B. McCombs, guardian and curator of Eli McCombs, made settlement, balance due $1196.48.
Henry Schaefer, administrator of J. E. Fiehler, was ordered to file corrected inventory of real estate.
John H. Knoll, curator of Eva and Jacobine Graef, made settlement, balance due $700.
Henry Schaefer, curator of Emanuel M. Rabold, bond filed and approved.
Paul Untereiner, guardian and curator of Emile Kollas, by consent, curatorship revoked and surrendered.
John Essory, guardian and curator of Wm. Chambers, made settlement, balance due $61.72.
Mary A. Miles, administratrix of W. R. Miles, got an order of sale of real estate.
John F. Pitzoldt had claim classed against Paul Leimbach, judgment for plaintiff for $249.25.
Zeno Layton and wife vs. Joseph Morgan, claim allowed for $15.
Geo. L. Fox had claim classed against Jos. Morgan for $20.85.
Henry Schaefer, administrator of J. E. Fiehler, got an order of publication.
Tuesday, June 8th. -- Jos. F. Miles made settlement of the estate of E. McCauley, and there being no more assets in his hands, he was discharged.
Perry county had bond classed against the estate of H. N. Tucker for $64.63.
Theo. Estel, curator of Henry Gerlach, made settlement, and balance due $184.60.
Ural W. Cox was appointed guardian and curator of Wm. A. Ward, also appointed same of Delia Clifton, and ordered to give bond in each case.
Wm. P. Faherty had claim classed against estate of Lucinda Mccombe for $46.30.
Wm. P. Faherty had claim classed against the estate of Clement Brown for $7.95.
Frank Brenner, curator of Clotilda Fenwick, made his settlement, balance due $2432.22; also made settlement of Jos. Fenwick, balance due $2311.22.
John G. Wonderlich, guardian and curator of H. E. Wonderlich, made settlement, balance due $903.72.
Wm. Doerr had a claim classed against Lucinda McCombs for $7.
Geo. W. Taylor, administrator of N. Tubbs, made settlement, balance due $190.13.
Patrick Williams was appointed curator of Emily, Sarah and W. B. Tubbs was also appointed curator of Perry and Andrew Williams, and ordered to give bond in each case.
Wm. Litsch & Co. had claim classed against the estate of Joseph Morgan for $4.80.
James L. Crow was ordered to take charge of the estate of Jos. L. Pratte.
G. L. Fox had claim classed against V. D. Layton for $13.93.
Ann J. French, administratrix of Thos. A. French, made final settlement, balance due $48.89.
Fred. Schode had claim classed against estate of R. H. Black for $3.70.
Andrew Nesslein, guardian and curator of John F. Brewer's heirs, made settlement, balance due $25.70.
John B. Tucker, curator of James C. Tucker, made settlement, balance due $85.45.
Felix H. Layton, administrator of Henry N. Tucker, made settlement, balance due $106.55.
Nereus Layton, administrator of the estate of V. D. Layton, report of sale of wheat approved.
John Elder was appointed curator of Catherine and Emily Elder, and ordered to give bond.
Thos. J. Moore, administrator of Jas. A. Hagan, had his bond and letters approved.
Edward Brewer had, claim classed ...
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