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The Bellville Weekly - 20 October 1876
Source: The Bellville Weekly, 20 October 1876, Vol. V, No. 29 (source documents held by Bellville / Jefferson Township Historical Society)
FRED STRATER is quite ill.
J.O. MILES and Dr. AUSTIN, started on their annual hunt, last Thursday.
A. DREW, M.C. MOORES and wife, were in this place last week.
Miss WAGENER and Miss KELL, of Wheeling, are at Mr. S. WAGENER's on a visit.
Mr. and Mrs. M. HYATT, who have been visiting in this place and Fredericktown, started for their home last Tuesday.
PUBLIC SALE -- By bills printed at this office JEREMIAH SMITH will sell personal property two miles south of Lexington, on the BOWSER Farm, on Tuesday Oct. 31st., 1876.
Mrs. S.B. FAUS received a dispatch last Saturday, from Blue Mound, Ill., announcing the death of her mother.
Dr. REISINGER, our dentist, has moved his office over RINEHART's Store, in the rear of Dr. STOFER's office.
COLLINGWOOD ALPACAS. Best Make of Goods in the World. I am opening another large line of the celebrated Collingwood Alpacas. If the ladies will examine them they will find them superior to all others, in this price and quality. -- J.H. SHARP.
Thursday, Oct. 12th. is a happy and ever memorable day for the people of Lexington, and the thousands that gathered in her streets, to celebrate with them and their old Comrades, The Soldiers Reunion. the heroes of many battles were there. The army was up from Texas to Maine. Our friends at Lexington realized no doubt, that in blessing others they most blessed themselves. I believe none were happier than they who spared no pains or expense in preparation. All that an enthusiastic and generous people could do was done. Enough was done to cause every one to leave with a pleasant memory of Lexington. The town was completely decorated with festoons, flowers an flags, and we were all furnished with a dinner good enough for a king, and of course none too good for a soldier or a citizen. All ages, sexes, creeds and parties, joined hart and soul with these good people, in the festivities of the day. The music was of the best. The speaking was of the highest order of talent. We rejoice that it was our privilege to be there. In behalf of many friends from this neighborhood, we express our heart-felt thanks to the friends at Lexington, for their generous offerings, and their cordial welcome to the soldiers and citizens. Fraternally, N.A. SAXTON.
STEEL-HENDRICKSON -- MARRIED - October 12th., 1876, by Rev. H. FAUS, at his residence in Bellville, Ohio, Mr. EDMUND STEEL and Miss MARY HENDRICKSON.
DIED -- At his residence near Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas, October 4th., 1876, of congestion of the brain, Mr. ALFRED WALTERS, aged 44 years, 10 months and 16 days. Alfred Walters, son of MARCO and ANN WALTERS, was born and raised near Bellville, Richland County, Ohio, and no doubt many residents of that vicinity will remember him. In 1855 he was married to A.E. BOWERS, daughter of SAMUEL BOWERS. The same year he emigrated to Holt County, Missouri, where he lived working at his trade (blacksmith) until the war broke out, when he enlisted in the Fourth Missouri Cavalry, where by his upright and noble conduct he was promoted to the rank of Captain, and where he served faithfully until the close of the war. In 1868 he united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, and remained a steadfast, hard-working and useful member till the close of his life. In 1869 he moved to his farm near Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas, where he resided at the time of his death. He leaves a mourning wife and eight sorrowing children, the youngest scarce two years of age. Alfred died as he had lived, "an earnest Christian" and in all his rational moments his talk was "his great love for Jesus" and for "all his friends, relatives and acquaintances to love and serve Jesus, so a- to meet him in that happy land, where pain and parting is not known" was among his last words. He was buried in honor by the A.F. & A.M. order, of which he was a member. The sermon was preached by Rev. SHACKELFORD from Job 14:14 -- a very able sermon delivered in his able manner. A wife and eight children, four brothers and his aged father, with nearly seventy Brother Masons, and a very large procession of people, followed the remains to the grave, for he was beloved by all who knew him. He leaves his family well provided for in worldly goods, but they mourn the loss of one whose chair is vacant never to be filled again this side of the river. A gloom pervades the community. A good and perfect man, holding an important official position in our country, beloved, respected and honored by all who knew him, is no more. -- M. (Hiawatha, Oct. 10th., 1876)
A Memoriam for CLARINDA (CALHOUN) HAWES appears in the 20 October 1876 edition of the Bellville Weekly. Other than the poem, there are very few details about her, or her death. She was the wife of ALFRED E. HAWES, and daughter of THOS. CALHOUN, formerly of Perrysville (Ashland Co., O.). She died at Orange, Los Angeles, California on 19 July 1876. -- AEA.
The best horse that GEO. GOSS had died last Tuesday. Supposed to be bots.
The work on the grange building progresses slowly. We fear winter will overtake them. However the principal part is nearly ready for the roof, which is to be put on by J.H. KELLY, who has the material ready.
On last Monday, A.H. CONDICT, S. HOOVER and JNO. HAMILTON, visited some of the Peach Orchards in N.J.
SICK LIST -- JOHN CHARLES, Washington Twp.; CHARLES RITCHIE, Mrs. JOHN BOWERS, Mrs. L.W. SEVERNS.
Mr. and Mrs. M.C. MOORES of Bryan, have just returned from the Centennial. Mr. M. is interested in business at Titusville, Pa.
R. LANTZ and wife have returned from a visit east, Baltimore, Washington, Philadelphia, New York and Niagara Falls.
NICHOLAS MEASEL and wife, who have been living in Mansfield for some time past, have moved back to the country. They are both quite old and feeble, he being nearly ninety years of age.
Mrs. JACOB GOODHART, arrived last Saturday from a visit to her son and relatives in Mo. She came all the way by herself. She brought samples of the well known pest of that country, the grasshoppers, preserved in alcohol; also some of the eggs. She said it was astonishing to see how the ground was disturbed where the eggs were deposited. It looked as if it had been rooted by hogs. the deposits would average one for perhaps every 3 or 4 square inches. Mrs. G. enjoyed her visit very much. Says the people are very kind and sociable.
PROBATE NOTICE -- The Estate of SOLYMAN STRONG, Deceased. Notice -- The Administration of the Estate of the above-named decedent has been entrusted by the Probate Court to the undersigned. Any person having claims against said estate are requested to present them to the undersigned within one year. -- JOHN E. STRONG.
Transcribed by Amy E. Armstrong, Tuesday, April 24, 2007
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