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Davenport Democrat - May 31, 1880 -- Sudden death
of an old resident.
An old citizen named Hans Wiese, who was well known among our German
citizens, though he was a laborer, died very suddenly this morning. For the
past 9 years he has lived at the Western House, corner Scott and West 2nd
Street doing chores and such work. He rose early this morning, as usual,
was as cheerful and sprightly as a man of 60 years could well be, ate a
hearty breakfast and cracked his jokes with the other help as was his
custom. At a quarter to 8 o'clock he went to work turning the crank of a
washing machine and at 8 o'clock he stopped, pressed his hands to his head,
cried "Oh, Oh, Oh" and fell to the floor. He was carried to his room and
Dr. Hoeptner was called. Hans Wiese was beyond human aid, however - he died
in about fifteen minutes after he was taken ill. Dr. Hoepfner gave it as
his opinion, that his death was caused by the bursting of a vein in the
brain. The deceased was a native of Holstein. He was a soldier in the
Schleswigh Holstein patriot army during the ware of the revolution against
Denmark, belonging to the first Company of the 2nd infantry. At the close
of the war, in 1850, he emigrated to America and settled in Davenport in
1851. He was one of the charter members of Rescue Engine Co. and belonged
to it to the day of his death. He was a member of the Schleswig Holstein
Veteran Association. A divorced wife survives him -- the two having been
separated many years. The funeral takes place from the Western House at 2
o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
Davenport Democrat -- Wednesday, May 26, 1880. Obituary, Atkinson. -- News
came this morning of the death of Mrs. Hannah Atkinson, wife of Dr. Benjamin
Atkinson, formerly of this city which occurred at Indianapolis at half past
5 o'clock last evening. The deceased was born near Cincinnati Ohio in 1822
and came to Davenport with her husband in 1852. Here the family lived until
1872, when they moved to Indianapolis, which has been their home ever since.
Mrs. Atkinson was of a disposition which caused her neighbors and
acquaintences to esteem her very highly, while her husband and children
respected her as the best of mothers. The fatal ailment was heart disease
with a complication of other troubles. For four years she has been quite
feeble, in fact, confined to her bed most of the time. Mrs. Charles
Stewart, wife of the dry goods merchant, is her daughter.
Davenport Democrat - Thursday, May 27, 1880. Jim Delaney, a notorious
character and jail bird was shot dead in a quarrel with one Bryon Reynolds
last night at Farley, IA. The latter claims he acted in self defense.
Davenport Democrat - Friday, May 28, 1880. John Adams Drake the found of
Drakesville, IA, who died at Centerville a few days ago was born in North
Carolina October 22, 1802. In 1837 he settled in Fort Madison, where he
lived until 1846 when he went to Davis Co. and started the village that
bears his name. He was the father of General Drake of Centerville, and of
thirteen other children.
Davenport Democrat - Sunday, May 23, 1880. Jesse C. Deerman, a brakeman on
the C.R. I. & P. road, fell from the top of a freight train near Iowa City
and was cut to pieces.
Davenport Democrat - Tuesday, May 25, 1880. Died -- In this city Monday,
May 25th, 1880, of scarlet fever, Anna, only daughter of Rudolph Tiedemann,
aged five years and three months. Funeral at 10 a.m. tomorrow, from the
residence of the parents, number 412 W. 3rd St.
Davenport Democrat - Out near Walnut Grove in Butler Twp., day before
yesterday, Mr. Morgan Orendorf killed a wolf and seven cubs, which he
discovered in a hollow log on his farm. He brought their scalps to County
Auditor Winkers today and received $26.00 bounty for them.
Davenport Democrat - Cards are sent out for the wedding of Miss Sarah E.
Collins and Mr. Watson Graham, which takes place Thursday, June 3rd.
Davenport Democrat - Mr. & Mrs. Henry Koehler leave for Europe this evening.
They go to Milan where they have a son at school, to Vienna, and to Italy,
intending to spend several months in the latter county.
Davenport Democrat - Ward Decker and his brother Lew were arrested at Amata,
IA on Monday, for dealing in counterfeit money.
Submitted by G.I., Sep 2005
Monday morning, May 3, 1880
- The Governor has issued a proclamation recommending that Saturday, May 29, be observed as Decoration Day in this State.
James M. Porter, of Albia, has procured a pension dating back to
1864. Mr. Porter was the first soldier to enlist from
William Board, a prominent Dyersville butter worker, has gone
insane. Last week he started for
- The Rev. Father Nugent of the Monticello Catholic parish, in a recent discourse, affirmed that outside of the Catholic Church the Americans are a nation of infidels. That the Protestant communicants are mostly women – and that there are more infidels in the orthodox churches than outside of them.
Mr. Hayden, of
Tuesday, May 4, 1880
The postoffice at Carbon Hill,
- According to the recent official census the population of Buchanan county is 18 547
- The average attendance at the Eldora Reform School for boys for the past six months has been 200.
- Dr. Randall, of Littleport, Clayton county, was thrown from his horse, and his neck broken, death ensuing shortly after.
A new postoffice has been established in
Clarke county is somewhat excited over the proposed removal of the
county seat from Osceola to
- Alexander L. Gray, one of the proprietors of the Sabula Gazette, died on the 20th of April of consumption, in the 90th year of his age.
George Acheson, a well known resident of
Jeremiah Smith, aged 72 years, for 27 years a respected citizen of
- Jeremiah Hartnett, a conductor on the Illinois Central, was suddenly killed near Masonville. He either fell or was thrown beneath the cars and his body frightfully mangled.
Xavier Huber, of
While examining a revolver in a hardware store at
- The Sheriff of Marshall county offers a liberal reward for the arrest and detention of James G Avery, alias McGee, a deaf mute and one of the most notorious robbers in America who escaped jail in that county recently. He is only 20 years of age, a blonde, and of light weight.
Tuesday morning, May 4, 1880
- Glenwood has organized a telephone company.
- The corner stone of the new Catholic Church at McGregor, will be laid this week.
- The Executive Council have accepted the Mitchelville Seminary to be used as the Girls’ department of the reform school.
William Hull, a Harlan, Shelby county, school teacher, was
arrested last week in Des Moines and sent back to Harlan on a charge of unusual
punishment on a pupil in the school which he was teaching in that vicinity.
H.H. Cass has erected a substantial building, 30x54 in which he
has placed his planning machines. Our worthy lumber dealer has invented several
thousand dollars this spring for machinery and we ask the people of
Dr. Cozad of
Jacob Schuk, of
Mrs. David Benedict, daughter of Henry Parr, of
Edward Wright, who for the past season bought grain for W.S.
- John Rown reports business in farming machinery much better this spring than last. Rowan is business and deals justly.
- The parties below mentioned were made happy yesterday by the receipt of a marriage license at the Clerk’s office: Henry Jake and Augusta Freidericks.
- The arsenal flag was swung at half-mast in respect to the memory of Capt. Wright, the particulars of whose sad death were given a few days since.
The funeral of Wm. Craig, whose sudden death at
Some six weeks ago John Miller had an attack of apoplexy, but
danger was not then anticipated. Yesterday he had another attack which resulted
fatally. The deceased lived at 911,
A death notice appears in THE GAZETTE this morning which has a
peculiarly sad history. The lady named Mrs. Fannie Worthington, was on her
return trip from
A petition for divorce was filed at the clerk’s office,
yesterday, by James Lyman, requesting a divorce from Louisa Lyman, on the
grounds that she had willfully deserted him in 1870, and had ever since lived in
adulterous intercourse with one Rev. Horace Holmes, formerly a Baptist minister
of Blue Grass, a child being born to them; also, that there were born to the
said defendant eight children, in lawful marriage, six of whom are minors and
have no means of support; that the defendant is not fit or proper person
to take charge of said children. Therefore, plaintiff prays that he be
divorced from said Louisa Lyman, and have full charge of the children, and that
defendant be barred from all interest in their joint property; also, that she be
compelled to pay the costs of the suit.
The following cases were brought before Justice Kauffman yesterday:
James Flynn, arrested by officer Kay, on a charge of drunkenness, found
guilty and given four days in jail.
James Haley was arrested by officer Maguire, and brought up on a charge of stealing a pair of shoes from his employer, John Howell. He was found guilty , also, and sentenced to three days in jail.
Asa Nash, arrested by officer Gartland, was found guilty of stealing some ivory harness rings from Webb’s stable in Commercial Alley, and fined $10 and costs, but was given two weeks time to procure the money.
Louis Phillips, arrested by officer Falkner, charged with vagrancy. Found guilty and fined $10 and costs, in default of which he went to jail for 80 days.
Wednesday morning, May 5, 1880
A party of four started from
- Clinton and Maquoketa, a distance of thirty-eight miles, were connected by telephone on the 2d instant. Several songs were sung by parties at both places and conversations were carried on for two hours, every word and note being heard distinctly at either end.
- Perry Dunnigan, constable of Cascade, was found lying dead under his wagon on the 1st inst. He had been driving a beer wagon for the Cascade brewery and when found the wagon was upset, the horses entangled, and one lying on top of the other and Mr. Dunnigan under the wagon and crushed to death.
- Spinneyville, in this county, is no more. The postoffice heretofore so called is henceforth to be known as Linwood, by order of the Postmaster General. “Tis a good change.
- The following parties evidently intent upon matrimony, obtained marriage licenses at the Clerk’s office, yesterday: A.W. Babcock and Sarah M. Dedrick; John F. Kensinger and Julia N. White; Charles Saupe and Lettie Lunger; F. Hoffman and Bertha Dumbeck.
Walter Parmele and his good wife who reside at
Another foolhardy young man, named William Paul, about 10 years of age,
jumped a passenger train yesterday, with the intention of having a ride. Officer
Tillibein, however, interfered and conducted the young gent to ‘Squire
Kaufman’s office. He was found guilty of trespass under the State law, but as
this was his first offense, he was delt [sic] very leniently with, and find
[sic] one cent and costs, amounting to 85 cents which he gladly paid and
departed, promising never again to commit a similar offense.
Edward Meyers was arrested for vagrancy, yesterday afternoon, and will probably be tried before Justice Kaufman to-day.
Friday morning, May 7, 1880
Dr Gee has been arrested at
Mrs. Mary Whicher, a
Sandie Stone, city editor of the
The first apple tree planted in
William Fowler was run over by the cars at
Dr. Smith, of
A man, who gave his name as Jeff Tierson, was arrested by Officer Hass Kay, yesterday, for being drunk, and was taken before Police Magistrate, and dealt with according to the law.
Officer Tillebien arrested a hackman, named Jim Munroe, yesterday, for creating considerable racket at the C.R.I. & P. depot , and took him before Justice Kaufman, who fined him $5 and costs, for disturbing the peace.
Another young man, named Henry Mofield, was rash enough to jump a passenger train, yesterday, but was arrested by Officer Martens and placed in the calaboose. Perhaps, after a few more such arrests young men will come to the conclusion that it is far more agreeable to walk.
Jas. Healy, who had just served a term in jail, for stealing a pair of shoes, was seen upon the streets yesterday, by Chief Kessler, who inquired, what business Healey was following at present: he replied that he was making an honest living, picking rags. To substantiate this he showed a large sized bag; but it was filled with grain-sacks, all branded, P. Baker. Healey was forthwith arrested and is now lying in jail awaiting the appearance of the owner of the property.
Submitted by C.J.L, May 2007
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