Keosauqua, Van Buren, Iowa
Thursday, Jan 5, 1882
-A.G. Lippencott is now president of the Board of Supervisors.
-W.P.L. Muir, of Vernon Prairie, has completed a substantial barn
-Dennis Haney, of Bonaparte, gave the Republican office a pleasant call some days ago.
-Miss Nannie Stull, city, received a nice toned organ from her parents as a Christmas gift.
-Ed. Derry is conducting a series of meetings at the Christian church in South Keosauqua.
-Calvin Manning and wife of Ottumwa, were in Keosauqua last week visiting their parents and friends.
-Mrs. W.F. Purnell is making a short visit with friends in Keosauqua previous to moving to Creston.
-Mr. Julius Frankle, of Bonaparte, and Mrs. Freidman, of St. Louis, were in Keosauqua on last Tuesday.
-Mrs. Maggie Church, Conway, Iowa, reached Keosauqua yesterday and will remain some time visiting friends.
-Mr. Jas. Moore and Miss Lida E. Hatch, of Washington township, were married Tuesday, December 27, 1881, Rev. Wright, officiating.
-Young Mitzenberg, who was shot some weeks ago by Kerr, near Upton, is now convalescing rapidly. His recovery is now assured.
-Wm. Cheney, Phil Elch and T.A. Williamson's folks, all of Keosauqua, who have been sick with fever for some time, are now getting better.
-Rev. Mrs. Bredkenridge's sister and three children of Quincy, Illinois, have been visiting with her at the Congregational parsonage, Keosauqua, for the last week.
-Mr. Ed Burns, of Council Bluffs, and Mr. and Mrs. Harlan, of Centerville, Iowa, Sundayed with their parents in Keosauqua. Capt. Geo. W. and Mrs. Sommerville.
-L.W. Cantril, Cantril, Iowa, leads off in Christmas gifts, for he presented his brother Emery on Christmas day with $500 in cash. We would like to have a brother of that kind ourselves.
-Geo. Snyder, of Cedar township, has sold his farm to Charles Taylor, receiving $3,000 for the same. The farm consists of 80 acres of prairie and 10 of timber.
-O.O. Stokes has been appointed administrator of the estate of the late Dr. James Crawford, of Doud's Station. During this month Mr. Stokes will be in Douds on each Saturday to meet those who owe the estate, and to settled with them, as settlements must be made by February 1st next to save it from going into the hands of a justice.
-Bleakmore's grocery was broken into last Sunday night and a box of cigars taken. The glass in one of the front windows was broken and the box taken from the support just inside of the window, which could be done by reaching the arm through the broken glass. Cigar stealing seems to be a favorite vocation by some of the light fingered gentry in this place.
-Messrs. Root & Son, marble dealers of Ottumwa, Iowa, erected a beautiful monument at the grave of Dr. George W. Games, in the North Keosauqua cemetery. The monument is eight feet high, made from Columbia marble, is of a beautiful design and of excellent workmanship, and is a credit to the firm. This marble is in color dark clouded and is different from any we have ever seen. It polishes equal to Italian marble. Persons desiring to erect monuments to their friends should by all means examine this specimen before purchasing.
- The small pox broke out in Keokuk last week and so far about fifteen cases have been reported, with two deaths. The cases are confined to the students of the medical college, they having taken it from a body for dissection sent them from Chicago. The city authorities feel confident of keeping the disease confined to the members of the college people.
Keosauqua, Van Buren, Iowa
Thursday, Jan 12, 1882
The last items we saw were wrote by Anon, and we thought perhaps he would send some more, but are disappointed and we take our pencil to inform you of the doings of our people...Rev. Haines, pastor of the M.E. church is holding a series of meetings in this place, with some visible supporters...Wm. Davis is the happiest of the happy, all because he is the father of a bouncing boy...Silas Humphery is thinking of investing in "Ruggs"...Mrs. John Warner and Mr. Frank Chandler have been to Council Bluffs to attend the double wedding of two of Dr. Guernsey's daughters...L.E. Vincent has just completed the invoicing of his goods and admitted Robert Work as a full partner in the firm...We hear it whispered around that John A. Roush will soon be married, and that he told some of the boys that he could get away with them...Andy Work, Jr., while on his way to church a few evenings ago, was thrown from his wagon and received a fracture of his right arm near the elbow...Unc'e Swazey Groom has gone on a visit to friends in Ohio...Reading school has become defunct...Milton is trying to make the raise of a district fair, may success crown their efforts.
The holidays are past and gone and will not be forgotten soon. The Valley folks had a nice time, their holiday tree yielding $350 in presents which is certainly a good crop...Frank Mitzenburg, the young man who was shot by Kerr, is again able to be about. He lost a valuable horse a few days ago which dropped dead in the harness and another came near dying, supposed to have been poisoned...It is reported that a son of Mr. Burnells, living 2 1/2 miles south of here, in Missouri, was shot a few days ago, two shots being fired at him from the brush while returning home from school...Esq. Wood's office in South Upton has been besieged quite frequently of late by parties clamorous for justice. The Squire has opened a shoe shop in connection with his office and will peg men's soles while he drives in justice...Mr. Mallet and wife of Arbela, also Mr. Graham of same place, passed the holidays with Mr. Ned James. Quite a number of Ned's friends spent Christmas with him and enjoyed his hospitality...Lo? McCans has furnished lots of candy to little and big during the past few weeks and the girls think he is a splendid fellow...Owing to bad roads, Marion Cretcher has not been out through the country for some two weeks selling goods, but in the mean time he had his shop windows full of notions, among which was a good display of suspenders...
Since the last items from Pierceville appeared in your paper death has appeared in our midst; and the choice was no mean one for "death loves a shining mark and his cold fingers were had on one of the fairest, gentlest and most noble of Pierceville's young maidens, Miss Minnie McCupe. As her obituary has appeared in the papers it is needless to do more than chronicle the sad affair... The weather has been not the most propitious for getting around. Either the roads have been too muddy or too rough to make wagoning any pleasure....Pierceville Nasby is suffering from a severe attack of ague. He is pretty well advanced in years but can do a god job of shaking yet...Mrs. Gaddis has also been sick for the past week or so, but is under the way of recovery...Charles Haas, Esq. of Riverside, Washington county, has just left after an extended visit with his old friend, Frank Raudell, Pierceville's merchant. He went from here to Primrose, Lee county, where he will superintend a lottery drawing of his own in which there are five principal prizes. It will come to this county this coming week...School under Mr. Ely is prospering pretty well. It is as full as will accommodate well....Mr. Leonard Clark of Wayne county is visiting relatives here. He is the nephew of Mr. Isaac Mendenhall.
-Ovid Stoop's barber shop will be found over Bleakmore's drug store.
-David Brown and son of Chequest township were among our callers since our last issue.
-J.W. Mendenhall will remain in Pierceville during the present winter and coming summer.
-Mrs. E.H. Scudder, of Kansas is visiting with the family of Mr. H.H. Disbrow, Keosauqua.
-Major Porter, formerly mayor of Ottumwa, and brother-in-law of Ed. Goddard, deceased, talks of locating in Keosauqua.
-B.P. Marlow has been very sick for the last two weeks, with lung fever. He is better now and supposed to be out of danger.
-Miss Maria Collins arrived at Keosauqua on Monday after being absent about two years. She has been visiting her brother at New Albany, Indiana.
-Mrs. Ketchum, city, spent the holiday visiting in Memphis, Missouri, with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Leech.
-Mr. George Duffield, city, presented his daughter during the holidays with a magnificent piano, which is one of the most costly in the county.
Keosauqua, Van Buren, Iowa
Thursday, Jan 19, 1882
- H.D. Jennings, our Book Binder, Keokuk, Iowa.
-John Summerville, this city, is seriously sick with lung fever.
- Joseph Hunter and family of this township moved to Missouri the first of this week.
- Miss Stella Bonney, city, has been confined to the house for some days with sickness.
- Lincoln Potter, of Des Moines township, aged about 2 1/2, died of consumption on Tuesday of this week.
-Monday of this week we received a pleasant call from J.N. Smith, one of Fairfield's active and successful business men.
-A.F. Holder, of Cantril has been engaged a salesman in Mr. E. Manning's store of that place, to begin the first of the month.
-Miss Carrie Clark, a former Keosauqua girl, is postmistress of the House of the Iowa Legislature.
-Mrs. Ann Fray, South Keosauqua has received $300 back pension and will draw $8 per month as long as she remains a widow.
-Go to the Administrator's sale of personal property at the late residence of James Jones, deceased, near Keosauqua, Saturday, Jan. 21, 1882.
-J. Lathum, Wm. Jameson and Frank Jameson, were immersed and taken into membership of the Christian church in South Keosauqua, on last Monday.
-Mr. Therme, who lives just over the line in Missouri, and brother of L.L. Therme, of Farmington, died on Friday of last week.
- W.D. Smith, Keosauqua, has just received another invoice of clocks, and now has the largest assortment in the county to select from. With and without alarm and all warranted for two years.
-Our townsman, Leon Monnet, is engaged as book-keeper in the pork packing establishment of Merrill & Co., Ottumwa, at a good salary. It is a good situation for Mr. Monet and one that he is well qualified to fill.
- Women everywhere use Parker's Ginger Tonic, because they have learned by experience that it overcomes despondency, weakness in the back and kidneys and other trouble of the sex.--Home Journal.
- Mr. C.C. Walker, one of the enterprising citizens of Winchester, will move his family to Keosauqua the latter part of February and make his home here. We gladly welcome such citizens as Mr. Walker to our midst.
-The Anthony Bradford farm of 160 acres in Henry township, was sold recently to Martin and David Hornbaker for $5,500. Martin Hornbaker took the south half at $3,300 and David Hornbaker the north half at $2,200.
-The funeral sermon of Mr. Lanham, living a few miles south of Cantril, in Mo., was preached at the Christian church in South Keosauqua on last Saturday. Mr. L. died on Thursday last...
BLEAKMORE- Saturday, January 7, 1882, of scarlet fever, Bennie V. Bleakmore, only child of F.F. and N.E. Bleakmore, aged 5 years, 4 months and 25 days.
The above notice we clipped from the Washington City paper where the parents reside. The father of little Bennie was foreman in the REPUBLICAN office two years ago, and his family lived here at that time. There are many friends in Keosauqua who sympathize with the bereaved parents.
DIED- In Hannibal Mo., Jan 10, '82, Obadiah Valentine, aged
about 88 years.
Obadiah Valentine settled near Keosauqua in 1839, and was a citizen of Van Buren county, about 35 years. He was a soldier of the war of 1812 and was one of the few survivors of that war who drew a pension from the government. He was a respected citizen and had the confidence and good will of his neighbors where ever he lived.
Mr. and Mrs. Doughty returned Saturday from a visit to their son in Clark county, Mo. They say John is getting along quite well. - So well pleased are the people in the Bend district with the service of Miss Anna Dickson as teacher, that she has been renamed for another month, and been offered the school for the spring term. These things speak well of young teachers. - Mr. Jerome Walter and his brother George arrived home Saturday from a long and decidedly pleasant visit to the Old Dominion. - The small-pox in Keokuk frightened Ed. Marriott toward Vernon, home and mother. - Parson's college, Fairfield, is now the Alma Mater of Parker Doughty.- Henry Ehrman is in Keokuk this week as a grand juryman. - Mr. Peters has moved his family to Cantril, where he is at work. - Clay Glascock began the new year aright by taking Nealy Ervin, one of Vernons' most beautiful and accomplished young ladies, for his bride. That the stream of life, as they sail down, may be calm and unruffled, is the ardent wish of their host of friends. - Geo. Clark and Lillie Bailey, Geo. Scott and Emma Burrett, have also, gone as sailors on the sea of matrimony. - A child of Mrs. Ward's is dangerously ill. Little Josie Fulton suffers with lung fever, Mrs. Hilles, Father Yeager, and Ozra Dukes, merit the sympathy of all in their sickness, and many children are enduring the pangs of vaccination. - With sad hearts we chronicle the death of Mrs. Ida Watson. Ida Brown was born Oct. 1862; married Charles Watson, Jan. 1880, and died Jan. 14, 1882. Her sickness was a long and very painful one which she bore with Christian resignation. Kind friends strove to prolong the young, sweet life, dear to so many but God wished it for his band of lovely angels and last Saturday she went to Him and rest and all that remained of the bright and beautiful Ida Watson was followed to the grave on Sunday, by a large concourse of relatives and friends who silently and sorrowfully bade her farewell - 'till!
The ball last Saturday evening was not largely attended but an enjoyable time was had. - Mr. Ed Irish, of your city, favored us with his presence last Saturday. - Miss Mattie Chapman returned last week from a visit to Miss Mary Welch, of Fairfield. - Protracted meeting is now going on but up to the present time there has been no additions to the church. - The Climax Co., we learn, will not come here as advertised, for fear of small-pox and the facts are there is not a case within 30 miles of us. - Sore arms are very numerous at present, the small-pox scare in Keokuk, causing all who thought themselves liable to take the disease to be vaccinated. - J.F. Entler, who had been absent for about four years returned home last week. - Jno. Daniels of Oskaloosa paid friends in this place a short visit last week. - Mrs. Ward and daughter, of Chicago are visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs. Wm. J. Johnston. - The Oakes Bros. Concert and Specialty Company appeared before a large and appreciative audience on Monday evening. - Miss Hattie E. Christie and W.R. Bell, of Texas were married at the residence of the bride's parents in this place last week. Miss C. was one of our most respected young ladies and we wish for her and hers a pleasant voyage through life.
Business here is at almost a stand still because of bad roads and the river bad to cross. Merchants can't ship produce because they can't get it to the depot at Douds. - The new ferry boat will be ready to launch in two weeks. it is not so large as the old boat but is much better. Its size is 12x10 feet. R.N. Green is the builder. - The citizens of Village township expect a bill introduced into the legislature by our representative that will be of great benefit to the public, viz; giving the right to townships to vote [cannot read two words] build bridges over large streams passing though them. The loss and inconvenience that farmers and merchants undergo every winter in Village will triple tax which would be necessary to build a bridge. - Died, Jan 14, Theodore, son of Henry Green, whose home is 1 1/2 miles south of Portland.
Quite a sudden change for the cooler Friday and Saturday- The great and truly good Odd Fellow, J.H. Duffield, D.G.M. (don't gass much) was here to install his brethren of Bentonsport lodge on Wednesday eve, and did it in fine style so we learn- T. and J. McVity our veteran dust pounders have bought the Gus Behkoph building near Greef & Pergrin's store for $300. For 25 years these gentlemen have been hammering away at their present quarters which are owned by Mr. Burton. In that time they have paid upwards of $1300 rent, hoddled a mountain of leather and drove a car load of pegs, warming many feet and making many souls happy. May the next centennial find them pegging away in their new home- A force of men worked a few days clearing away ice from the dam and hauling brush to protect the work so far done. No injury as yet and we hope there will be none. - Keck & Greef have put up some ice. It is 5 or 6 inches thick and is much better than none. But we predict ten inch ice and plenty of cool weather. - The board of health has ordered the school vaccinated, and Geo. W. Jack has received some "points" so go round and get your sore arm.- Crossing on ice to Vernon is better now. The late snap tightened t up some and the face of the Vernonite is often on the street, whereof we are glad.- The woodland above the depot on the bluff is being fenced by George Jack its present owner. 'Twill be a splendid pasture.- We very much regret to learn that Mrs. Wm Clark is sick with lung fever. We trust she will soon be on the road to recovery.
Hack Line from Keosauqua to Milton and Cantril.
Leaves Keosauqua every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday for Milton at 7 A.M.. and returns on the same days, leaving Milton for Keosauqua at 1 o'clock P.M.
Leaves Keosauqua for Cantril every Tuesday and Saturday at 8 o'clock A.M. and leaves Cantril the same days for Keosauqua at 1 o'clock P.M.
Leave your order at the Post-office.
On Thursday morning last Miss Ella Martin of Harrisburg township was frightfully burned though not fatally by the explosion of a lamp. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Martin who reside near Harrisburg Baptist church. She was assisting in getting breakfast by lamp light, and in picking up the lamp she in some way stumbled and fell, he lamp striking the stove and breaking. The kerosene was all over her in a flash and on fire. Mr. Martin was sitting by and seizing his child he carried her out and rolled her in the snow and fought the flames till they were extinguished. The poor child was badly burned about the limbs and side and one hand is do badly crisped that she may lose it. At least it is feared that it will be crippled. Dr. Blackmar was called from Bonaparte, and made a quick trip out, attending to the wants of their daughter. Mr and Mrs .Martin were both burned in saving their child. Ella is about 16, is a light-hearted cheerful soul and has many young friends, who with many older ones are sad at her misfortune.
--"Which is the most use to a man, a gun or a dog?" was the proposition debated before the colored literary society by colored people in this place on Tuesday night. The gun came out ahead in the opinion of the three moderators. Considerable enjoyment is had at these debates.
Notice of Application for Pardon
Notice is hereby given that on or after the 20th day of January, 1882, application will be made to the Governor of the State of Iowa for the pardon of William Harness, convicted on the 28th day of August, AD. 1880 for the crime of obstructing a railroad track. All who may be opposed to granting such a pardon will take notice.
Notice of Dissolution of Limited Partnership
Notice is hereby given that the Limited Partnership heretofore existing and doing business at Bentonport, Van Buren County, Iowa, under the firm name and style of Greef & Pergrin, which partnership began on the 4th day of April, 1877, and was to continue until the 28th day of January, 1887 in the business of General Merchandise & Banking has been by agreement of the partners therein dissolved. Said dissolution to take part with the expiration of the16th day of February, 1882.
Given under our hands this 16th day of January, 1882.
(Signed) Rosalia Greef, Julius Greef, I.D. Pergrin
Notice of the Formation of a Limited Partnership
THE STATE OF IOWA Van Buren Co. ss.
We, Rosalia Greef, Julius Greef, I.D. Peregrin, and Frederick W. Greef, have formed a limited partnership under the provisions of Chapter nine (9), Title fourteen (14) of the Code of Iowa, and hereby make and sign this certificate of the following facts as required by said Statute:
1. The firm name under which said partnership is to be conducted is Greef, Pergrin & Greef.
2. The general nature of the business intended to be transacted is General Merchandise and Banking.
3. The name of the special partner is Rosalia Greef, whose residence is Bentonsport, Van Buren Co, Iowa, and the names of the general partners are Julia Greef, I.D. Pergrin, and Frederick W. Greef each of whom reside in Bentonsport, Van Buren County, Iowa.
4. The said Rosalia Greef as special partner, contributes the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the common stock.
5. Said partnership shall commence with the 17th day of February, 1882, and shall terminate with the 28th day of January, 1892.
Given under our hands this 16th day of January, 1882.
(Signed) Rosalia Greef, Julius Greef, I.D. Pergrin, Fred W. Greef
Iowa Old Press
Van Buren County