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June

From the Quincy Whig, June 9, 1847
Married--Near Payson on Wednesday, 2d inst., by the Rev. Mr. Shaw, Mr. William Best to Miss Eveline Thompson, all of this city.
From the Quincy Whig, June 16, 1847
Suicide -- Mr. Isaac Vincent, of Lima, committed suicide on Wednesday night last, by hanging himself with a bridle, in the cellar of his dwelling house. It was supposed that he was laboring under temporary derangement. He suffered much from sickness last Fall, the severe effects of which had unbalanced his mind, and made him subject to fits of
melancholy. He left a large family.
Died--In Payson, on the 29th ult., Mary Louisa, eldest and only daughter of Daniel and Emily Henshaw, aged 4 years.
Died--In this city on Sunday night last, of consumption, Miss Maria DeKrafft, aged about 16 years, and formerly of Washington City.
Died--Near Mendon, on Friday last, of congestive fever, Mr. I. W. Cook, an old and respectable citizen of that precinct, aged about 40 years.
Strayed--From Quincy about the 25th of May, a large GREY HORSE, thin in flesh, about six years old, had been bled in his neck and breast in two places, and had no shoes on.  Any person who will return said Horse to the undersigned will be suitably paid.
Warrant & Skinner
From the Quincy Whig, June 23, 1847
Married--In Monmouth, Ill., on the 15th inst, by Rev. Sam'l Wilson,
Mr. M. E. Worrell, of Quincy, to Miss Martha, daughter of Francis Smith of Monmouth. In anticipation of one of Kendall's best, we congratulate the happy couple on their entrance into the new state and may they never have cause to regret the step they have taken.
From the Quincy Whig, June 30, 1847
The River is now in a first rate stage for navigation. The rise of the last few days has brought it up to full banks.
From the Daily Quincy Herald, June 2, 1872
Died--A little boy two years and eight months old, son of H. Lehbrink, residing on Sixth street between Washington and Jefferson died yesterday from the effects of drinking hot coffee the night before from a cup which he took from the table. The funeral will take place from the residence of the family this afternoon at 5 p.m. The friends of the family are invited to attend.
From the Daily Quincy Herald, June 4, 1872
Fatal--A little girl six years old, daughter of Leon Kriner, while playing on the sidewalk on Hampshire between Fifth and Sixth, Sunday evening, stumbled over a dog and fell, striking her head against the pavement. During the night it was discovered that she was suffering severely and a physician was sent for. She died from the effects of the fall about 4 o'clock yesterday morning.

From the Daily Quincy Herald, June 7, 1872
Personal--Uncle Thad Monroe, who has, with very few exceptions, put in an appearance at the Court House every week day for eighteen years, has gone to Mendon on a visit.
Re-opened--Adam Abel, the popular proprietor of the Wine Depot on Sixth street between Maine and Hampshire, who had the misfortune to be burned out a few weeks ago, has refitted his establishment, and is again open to the public. Abel proposes to celebrate his reopening by setting before his patrons and friends, on Saturday, at 10 o'clock, a grand opening lunch, to which all his
friends are invited. Abel's lunches have been noted in times past for their excellence, and on this occasion he proposes to surpass himself.
From the Daily Quincy Herald, June 14, 1872
Struck Him With A Hook--Barney Strothoff, who lives east of the city, made affidavit yesterday that Christian Pfanschmidt and Edward Pfanschmidt assaulted him yesterday morning with an iron hook and seriously injured his hand. A warrant was issued for the Pfanschmidts and they will probably be examined today.
From the Daily Quincy Herald, June 18, 1872
G. V. Bristol was summoned East yesterday by a dispatch announcing the sudden death of his daughter, aged fourteen, of heart disease, at Leeds, Massachusetts, where she had been attending school for the past two years. Mr. Bristol and his family left last evening. The many friends deeply sympathize with the family in their sudden bereavement.
From the Daily Quincy Herald, June 22, 1872
Insane--Bernhard Lohaus was adjudged insane and a proper person to be sent to the state asylum by a jury in the county court yesterday. From the testimony it appears that his mind has been affected for three weeks. Lohaus was in the hospital two years ago.

From the Daily Quincy Herald, June 26, 1872
Divorce Day
The Circuit Court was occupied for a time yesterday in hearing the testimony in divorce cases. In the following cases decrees were rendered:
May J. Brown made it appear to the court that she was married to Wm. R. Brown on the first day of January, 1868, and lived with him as his wife until the 25th of July, 1869, when he, without any just or reasonable cause, went away and left her to look out for herself. The court granted her a decree.
Frederice Forge was married to August Forge 8 years ago, and after five years of married life, August went away without good reason and never came back or contributed to her support. The marriage bonds were dissolved.
Robert G. Gilbert showed proof that he was married to Mary Gilbert, December 8, 1971, and lived with her two weeks, when learning that she was false, he left her and refused to have anything to do with her. Robert got a divorce.
Evaline Smith furnished testimony showing that she was married to John Smith on the 2d day of February, 1860, and lived with him until November, 1868, when she learned that he was given to adulterous practices. The proof was sufficient to establish the husband's guilt, and the wife's prayer to be freed from him was granted.
Pamela Roberts testified that she was married to James Roberts 31 or 32 years ago, that in the past few years her husband had been guilty of adultery repeatedly, had visited houses of prostitution, had become addicted to the use of intoxicating liquors, was in the habit of beating her cruelly; that in 1871 he struck her with his fist, knocked her against a chair and broke three of her ribs and on one occasion attempted to freeze her and her daughter to death by locking the doors on them, and that he did nothing for his or her support. The decree asked for was granted.

From the Quincy Daily Journal, June 3, 1897
Both Past The Half Century

Rev. Jonathan Rees and Mrs. Sallie Thair of Mendon 

Married To-Day--Another Mendon Marriage
Mendon, Ill., June 2--Mr. C. H. Walker of Mendon and Miss Nellie A. Steele of LaPrairie were married at the home of the bride yesterday. They will return to Mendon to-day and a reception will be given them at the groom's
home. Mr. Walker is proprietor of a barber shop here and his business is being looked after by Mr. Gunlock of Quincy during his temporary absence.
Rev. Jonathan Rees, age 70, formerly of Kansas, and Mrs. Sallie Thair of Mendon, age 60, will be married at high noon to-day at the home of the bride. They will make an extensive trip East, after which they will be at home in Mendon. Both bride and groom have many friends here where they are well known and who extend congratulations
Sudden Death In A Jail Cell Of James Morgan, A Tramp, Whose Home Is In Wisconsin--Heart Failure Causes Death
James Morgan, who was sent to the house of corrections on February 18, for six months, was found dead in his cell this morning. Morgan was arrested with Ed Harrington for robbing clothes lines. Harrington knows nothing of the man. He says that he met him at LaGrange, Missouri, prior to coming to Quincy. When arrested Morgan gave his age as 22, Janesville, Wisconsin, as his residence, and his occupation as
waiter. When sent to the house of corrections he complained of heart trouble. Dr. Shawgo was called by Supt. McConnell as soon as the body was discovered, which was at 6:30 a.m. when the cells were opened for breakfast. The body was still warm. The doctor pronounced Morgan's death to have resulted from heart failure and the coroner's jury so decided later on. Justice Allen acted as Coroner, Mr. Hazelwood being out of the city.
From The Quincy Morning Whig, June 7, 1897
A Probably Fatal Accident
Occurred At Clayton, Illinois, This Morning Chris Glaser, A Well Known Citizen Falls From A Haymow and Receives Serious Injuries
Am accident which will doubtless prove fatal occurred at Clayton, Illinois, this morning. Chris Glaser, a well known citizen of Clayton, was up in his haymow this morning throwing some hay, when he got too near a hatchway and fell through the hole, striking the edge of the manger below with his back. The force of the fall broke open his stomach from side to side and rendered him unconscious. A doctor was summoned and rendered what help he could, but pronounced the case a fatal one.
Mr. Glaser is a brother of H. C. Glaser of this city, and an uncle of Charles H. Glaser. Both of the relatives here left on the Wabash train this afternoon for Clayton. The injured man is a butcher by trade and has lived in Clayton all his life. He is about 52 years old, is married and has a wife, two daughters and a son. He owns considerable property in Clayton.
From The Quincy Daily Journal, June 10, 1897
The Quiet Romance of A. F. Trapp and Miss Katie Ulrich As Related By A Macomb Paper
Away back, some eighteen or twenty years ago, Anton F. Trapp conducted a general store in Colchester. At the same time he used to go out in Chalmer's township and court Katie Ulrich. After a time Anton went back to Quincy, discontinuing his business there. At Quincy he met another, was wed and there he lived until this day. Children were born to them, and things went on in the usual way until a sad day came when the wife and mother died. After a proper time Anton's thoughts wandered back to his first love, out on the farm in Chalmer's Township. A correspondence developed the fact that his girl of long ago was still single and marriageable. And so it was all arranged that there should be a wedding at the Catholic Church in Macomb Thursday. Anton F. Trapp was the happy groom and Miss Katie Ulrich the blushing bride.  Father Liebert tied the knot. They will make their home in Quincy. Mrs. Trapp is the daughter of John Ulrich.
From The Quincy Daily Journal, June 15, 1897
Death's Roll
A 6 year old child of ex-Policeman Flesner died yesterday of membraneous croup. Another child is suffering with scarlet fever in the same house.
An aged man named Hoffman, of Fourteenth and State, died Sunday. He was 85 years old and is survived by a wife and a married daughter.
Mrs. Edward Kipp, age 31 years, died at Blessing Hospital yesterday afternoon after an illness of two weeks. She was a daughter of Mrs. Martin Taylor of Liberty, and was married to Mr. Kipp April 10, 1895. Many friends will mourn her loss. She was a consistent member of the Methodist Church.
Quincy friends have received word of the death of Miss Josie Kaufman, daughter of Nathan Kaufman, a former resident of this city, which occurred Saturday at Richmond, Virginia. She had been visiting her brother, her home being in Colorado, was about 25 years of age and had been ill for some time. Her mother was buried in this city a year ago and a brother, Sam Kaufman, about six months ago. Miss Kaufman formerly clerked in the Heinz Jewelry store in this city and was well known to Quincy people.
Sidney A. Hodgen, machinist at the Gardner Governor Works, died Sunday at his home, 225 South Third street. He had been an invalid for the past eight years. A wife and four children, Ralph,
Mertel, Edna and Blanche, a mother, two brothers and two sisters and Dan Dunn, of Payson, a stepbrother survive him.
From The Quincy Daily Journal, June 23, 1897
A Wedding Reception
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Spilker, groom and bride of a week, entertained about sixty of their friends at their home, four miles south of the city, last night at a pleasant reception. Three express wagons besides private rigs were used in conveying the merry party out and back. Dancing and refreshments were enjoyed and the occasion was a delightful one. Mrs. Spilker was formerly Miss May Schaefer.

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