Rankin Family History Project
Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 21 December 1877
WHEAT is reported to be looking well in our county at this time.
IMPROVEMENT is the order of the day in the neighborhood of Eureka.
F New goods dust received at F. Feltz & Co's.
A BRIDGE is to span the Okaw river, near Athens, which will soon be constructed.
THE MINSTRELS are hard at work putting up stage, &c., in the court house for their exhibition.
A CAVE, on the large order, has been found in the vicinity of the penitentiary site above Chester.
A DEBATING Society is in full operation at the Trickey school house near Dogtrot, and it has twenty-two members.
THE WEATHER, the past week, has not been very beneficial to fresh port, it being warm, damp weather. We understand that a few of our citizens have already lost some of their meat.
F F. Feltz & Co. are selling Christmas toys and candies below rock bottom prices.
NOT BADLY HURT. -- A little boy living with John Dewein, fell from a wagon loaded with wood, on Thursday afternoon of last week, near our office, and though he was bruised, he had no limbs broken.
THE ICE CROP, from present indications, will not be a very heavy one this season, the fact is, the article is not likely to be found in abundance in this locality. It is predicted that we are to have a mild winter.
BIRTH. -- A little stranger stopped at the residence of James Manning, near Brewersville, last Saturday.
A little boy called at the home of W. T. Huff, near Longtown, one day last week.
SHEEP KILLED. -- A few days since the dogs again visited the sheep belonging to William Hagar, residing three and a half miles south of Perryville, and killed more of his sheep but two of the canine tribe do not live now.
F Don't fail to go and see the prize fight at F. Feltz & Co.'s.
Merry Christmas. -- There will be an entertainment given to the children and friends of the Perryville Sunday School at the M. E. Church on the evening of Dec. 25th, also a lecture on the significance of the day by Rev. Albert Jump. All are invited.
C. A. MANN, Supt.
The Mine La Motte Advertiser says: "In consequince [sic] of the miners who are prospecting near Silver Lake not having as good dwellings as they had been accustomed to at home, some of them sleeping in tents, several "look the chills," and were obliged to come home again."
PRESENTATION. -- H. G. Kiesler, our wide awake insurance agent, was the recipient, on last Tuesday, of a neat testimonial in the shape of a gold pin, bearing the monagram of the Phoenix Insurance company of Hartford. The presentation was made through H. M. Magill, Western manager of the Phoenix.
PERSONAL. -- Augustus Gregoire and John Lewis, of Mine La Motte, were at Silver Lake and vicinity, inspecting our lead mines last week. They also paid Perryville a brief visit.
Miss Theresa McAtee who has been spending some weeks at Red Bud, Ills., returned home last Monday evening.
Mr. M. A. Gilbert, of St. Mary's was in Perryville last Wednesday, and while here gave us a call.
F Preaching every evening at F. Feltz & Co.'s.
A BIG SPECULATION. -- A gentleman not living a thousand miles from Perryville recently concluded to try his hand at speculating, and accordingly purchased a small lot of wheat to begin with, paying for the same $1.25 per bushel, and hauling it to market, realized just $1.02 per bushel. This speculation pleased our young speculator so well that he determined to try his hand a second time, and see if it would not pan out better,m but we understand that he is satisfied that speculation is not his calling, and will probably retire from the business, leaving the opening to some other adventurer.
F Fire crackers best gold chop, two bunches for 15 cents at F. Feltz & Co.'s.
BALLOU'S MAGAZINE for January is a sample of what it will be the whole year, -- light, attractive, and a family friend, to be welcomed in every household, and read with pleasure by old and young. There is nothing like it in this country; for it is a marvel of cheapest and good taste, with the most choice variety of reading matter that can be found in any serial in this country. Now is a good time to subscribe for Ballou's, as it costs but a dollar and a half a year, and is postpaid at that. Just try it for a year. Published by Thomes & Talbot, 23 Hawley Street, Boston, at only $1.50 per annum, postpaid.
F Everybody that goes to F. Feltz & Co.'s is sure to buy, as they sell cheaper than the cheapest.
THE ROCK RIDGE Literary and debating society met again Wednesday night of last week to discuss the question: Which does the most to benefit man, the printing press or the steam engine, which was decided in the negative in the regular debate, while it was decided in the affirmative in the irregular debate so we are told. The question for debate last Wednesday night, was: Which affords the most pleasure, fiction or facts? Henry Manning and Fred. Burtlow were on the negative side, while William Manning and James Killian attended to the affirmative side. On the 7th inst. officers were elected for a certain period, Lawrence Brewer occupying the position of president, Henry Killian secretary, and Anthony Schindler treasurer.
F If you want your moneys' worth, buy your Christmas toy's at F. Feltz & Co.'s.
DIED, on Friday, Dec. 14th, 1877, at the residence of his parents in Perryville, Theodore, oldest son of Mr. Joseph and Mrs. Barbara Huber, aged 4 years.
Died, one day last week, in the vicinity of Yount's store, Mr. Peter Yount.
Died, on Monday morning, Dec. 17th, 1877, at Waters Landing in this county, Mrs. Caroline Warren, aged about 25 years.
DEPARTED this life on Friday, Dec. 14th, 1877, at Star Landing, Mrs. Matilda M., relict of Major Francis L. Jones. She was a daughter of Vital Beauvais, born in Ste. Genevieve county, and removed to this county some forty-five years ago. -- She was a faithful wife, a devoted mother, and a sincere friend to the poor. She leaves five children and numerous friends to mourn her loss.
Died, on Tuesday morning, Dec. 18th, 1877, at her residence three and a half miles northeast of Perryville, Mrs. Flora Boxdorfer, aged about 21 years.
F Best assortment of candies in town to be found at F. Feltz & Co.'s.
Circuit Court Proceedings
Monday, Dec. 15th, 1877. -- Circuit court met pursuant to the adjournment, present Lewis F. Dinning, Judge of the 26th Judicial District of Missouri, presiding by request of Hon. John R. Robinson, Judge of this circuit; John V. Noell, prosecuting attorney, Nicholash Guth sheriff, and James Burgee clerk. 1st day of adjourned October term.
Henry B. Knox et al vs. Marion Abernathy et al, order of publication as to non-residents, alias summons ordered for Emmett McCormick, default as to those served, &c., and the cause continued.
Michael Zink vs. Andrew Scherer et al, partition, default of Andrew Scherer and R. N. Dean, and proof of publication as to non-residents.
Henry Barbier, vs. John C. McBride et al, partition, default of defendants taken and cause continued.
John C. Farrar et al exparte, ordered to execute deed to Arsan Callier.
Emma C. Schriver vs. Noah N. Schriver, divorce, decree of divorce granted plaintiff, her name changed to Emma C. Brewer, and given the care and custody of her infant child.
Martin Reiss vs. Mich. Zink, damages, plaintiff files replication to defendants answer. Cause taken up and submitted to a jury, and verdict for plaintiff for $270. The defendant appealed to the supreme court.
Oscar Morgan and wife vs. Gregory Brewer, appeal from probate court rule on judge of probate court to send up complete transcript of the record in this cause.
Tuesday, Dec. 11th. -- Octavia Cissell vs. Isidore Cissell, executor of Joseph Cissell, dec'ed, plaintiff files replication to defendants answer.
Thomas Layton, guardian and curator of Jesse Fox, vs. Gregory Brewer, plaintiff flies his replication to defendants answer.
James J. Moore et all, exparte, partition, sale of real estate heretofore made in Ste. Genevieve county set aside, and a new decree rendered, sale to take place at, some term of county or circuit court of Ste. Genevieve country.
George W. Hudson et al vs. Mary Nanny et al, partition, motion to set aside sale overruled by the court.
Oscar Morgan and wife vs. Gregory Brewer, appeal from probate court probate judge files answer to the rule of court made herein, and also files certificate that appeal was granted.
Mary C. Abbott et al, exparte partition, order of distribution and cause dropped from the docket.
Wednesday, Dec. 12th. -- Thomas Layton, guardian and curator of Jesse Fox vs. Gregory Brewer, trial by the court and judgment for defendant.
James I. Horrell vs. Andrew Gorman, administrator of Henry P. Cissell, continued to April term.
George W. Hudson et al vs. Mary Nanny et al, partition, report of sale approved.
In the case of Oscar Morgan and wife against Gregory Brewer; James T. Greenwell, administrator of Velaria Faina against James L. Crow et al James T. Greenwell, administrator of John M. Favell, vs. James L. Crow et al, Thomas Layton, guardian and curator of Ambrosia Tucker against Gregory Brewer, cases stricken from the docket for want of appeal.
Mathew Schnurr vs. Simond Schmidt leave given defendant to file amended answer on or before March 1st, 1878, and cause continued.
James F. Tucker, and Martin Rond vs. Josephus Tucker et al, order of sale amended so as to allow sheriff to sell at some term of the county or circuit court.
Octavia Cissell vs. Isidore Cissell, executor of Joseph Cissell, dec'ed, suit to sercharge [sic] and falsify final settlement. Trial by the court and judgment setting aside final settlement of Joseph Cissell, late curator of plaintiff an appeal was asked and granted in this case, to the supreme court.
Thursday, Dec. 13th. -- Charles A. Weber was appointed trustee for Francis Schnurbusch, and required to enter into bond within 30 days in the sum of $7,500.
Michael Zink vs. Andrew Scherer at al, partition, decree and order of sale.
In the cases of Mary J. Cissell against the estate of Joseph Cissell against the estate of Joseph Cissell, deceased, and Mary L. and Mary G. Cissell against Joseph Cissell, causes stricken from the docket for want of appeal.
Court adjourned until court in course.
F A No. 1 St. Louis beer for sale at Arsan Callier's saloon.
Editor Union: While noting the epitaphs on the different stones, our attention was attracted to two very large stones that have withstood the large stones that have withstood the wintry blasts for over forty years. Upon examination we found that they mark the last resting places of husband and wife. The following epitaphs were copied in the same style as they are to b seen on the head stones.
Joseph Tucker died
July 25th 1833,
Elenor Tucker died
July 20th 1833
These old settlers, no doubt the progenitors of the greater portion of the Tucker families of Perry county, were born in 1777 and 1782 respectively. Those years were remarkable for some of the mot important events that took place in the revolutionary struggle. The year Mr. Tucker's birth took place, was ushered in with great excitement on the part of the Americans, for instance: Washington while encamped at Trenton was apprised of the fact that Gen. Cornwallis was advancing on Trenton with the British army of 7000 men. This obstacle in front of him and the Delaware full of floating ice in the rear placed him in a very critical predicament. --
Washington using his camp fires as a deception, by a bold maneuvre, retreated toward Princeton, and there his advanced guard intercepted a detachment of 800 British, and a sharp engagement ensued in which victory crowned the American. --
Other very important events occurred the some year. There were some noted personages who arrived in this country and offered there services in behalf of the American. -- Prominent among them was the famous Kussinsko, Count Pulaski, and Lafayette, whose fame has long since passed into the history of this country. The Continental Congress was compelled to move to York, Pennsylvania, in consequence of Clinton advancing on Philadelphia with the British army.
In 1782 the prospects for the revolutionary struggle to come to a close were rapidly gaining the ascendancy. The House of Commons voted to end the war, but the treaty of peace was not finally settled until September of the next year. The subject of this sketch seen peace, happiness, and prosperity reign throughout the length and breadth of dear Columbia, and for the first time in the history of this great Republic, our revolutionary ancestors inhaled the breath of freedom. The uniforms were laid off and the home spun cloth substituted; the sword was laid away in the arsenal to be corroded with rust, and the sons of liberty returned to their homes to pursue the vocations of husbandry; fields of flax were reaped far and near and the hum of the spinning wheel could be heard in every direction, manufacturing the fibres into thread and the squeaking of the loom could be heard weaving the thread into cloth, while being propelled by the sturdy Matron. Steam in those days, as a propelling force for weaving, and of running machinery was buried in the depths of obscurity, and it was not brought in use until the present century, and now the commerce of nations are transported from place to place by its wonderful influence. The locomotive was invented to travel on iron railing and steam applied as the propelling agent, but before the American continent was spaned [sic] with an iron road from the Atlantic to the Pacific; before the pallatial [sic] steamers ploughed the placid waters of the Mississippi, and its tributaries, this aged couple bid an everlasting farewell to all earthly pleasures and now silently slumbers beneath the sod, enclosed within the walls of their melancholy recepticles [sic].
F Fresh St. Louis beer always on hand at Arsan Callier's saloon.
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