From the Quincy Whig, March 10, 1847

MARRIED–In the Episcopal Church in this city, on Tuesday evening, 2d inst, by the Rev. Mr. Geddings, Mr. Durand Neally to Miss Jane Eliza Price. At the same time, and by the same, Mr. Alfred Young to Miss Adelia Eliza Randall. On the 2d inst., by the Rev. Sewell, Mr. George Penkake of Lancaster, Pa., to Miss Frances Owen of this place. On Sabbath, February 28th, Mr. John Langdon to Miss Eunice C. Arnold, all of Quincy.

From the Quincy Whig, March 17, 1847

DIED–In this city on the 11th instant, of consumption, the Rev. George Moore, for more than six years the pastor of the Unitarian, or Second Congregational, Church of Quincy.

From the Quincy Whig, March 24, 1847

DIED–In this city, on Sunday last, J. McCool, aged about 35.

DIED–On the 8th inst., of abscess on the lungs, Wm. Pettus, youngest son of E. L. and Eliza Jane Pearson.

From the Quincy Whig, March 31, 1847

A Mrs. Boots has left her husband and strayed to parts unknown. We presume the pair are rights and lefts. We will not say, however, that Mrs. Boots is right – but there is no mistake that Mr. Boots is left.

From the Daily Quincy Herald, March 1, 1872

SERIOUS ACCIDENT–While Mrs. Daniel Harris was driving a buggy along Kentucky street about 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon, the horse became frightened and ran away. In turning the corner of Kentucky and Fifth, the buggy was overturned, and Mrs. Harris thrown some distance and badly hurt. She was carried into a house nearby and properly cared for.

From the Daily Quincy Herald, March 10, 1872

OBITUARY–We regret to announce the death of Ira A. Ladd, a young man who has been a resident of Quincy for two years and in that time won the esteem of all with whom he came in contact.

Deceased came to our city an invalid, marked for an early victim to the insidious attacks of consumption, but bore up under its ravages until within a few weeks, when be began to fail rapidly. Yesterday the last spark of life went out in death. His remains were taken north on the C. B. & Q. train last evening, by his brother, George W. Ladd, and will be interred in Utica, Michigan, the family home. Deceased was 24 years of age.

From the Daily Quincy Herald, March 13, 1872

MATRIMONIAL–Theodore Gowdy, bookkeeper of the Whig establishment and Miss Mary Brayman, of this city, were joined  in marriage at the residence of the bride’s parents yesterday afternoon, the Rev. Dr. Miner officiating. A number of relatives of the bridal couple, including the family of W. H. Ballhache of Springfield, were present. The newly wedded have the best wishes of the Herald for happiness and prosperity.

From the Daily Quincy Herald, March 19, 1872

DEATH OF AN OLD CITIZEN–Died, at his residence in this city, yesterday morning, of congestion of the lungs, John Steinagel, in the fifty-fifth year of his age. The deceased was born in Germany, but came to this country while yet young. He settled in this city about thirty years ago, and from the first took an active part in the affairs of the city and county. For many years previous to his death he was continually in office; was Sheriff of the county, Deputy Sheriff, member of the City Council for several terms, City Marshall and for several years Police Magistrate, all of which positions he filled with credit to himself and the people he represented. He was known throughout the county and his geniality and many sterling qualities drew around him a host of warm personal friends, who will sincerely mourn his death. His funeral will take place from his late residence, 1121 Maine street, at two o’clock this afternoon, and will be attended by the Masonic fraternity and the Order of Druids.

From the Daily Quincy Herald, March 24, 1872

THE REMAINS OF ALFRED CASTLE–The body found in the river Friday near Gregory’s landing, and about six or seven miles above Canton, proved to be that of Alfred Castle, son of T. H. Castle of this city who was lost from a steamboat below Warsaw in November last. Upon examining the remains, a brass check and a bunch of keys were found which corresponded with those young Castle was known to have in his possession on the day he was missed from the boat. The check and keys were brought to this city Friday night and were recognized by Alfred’s father. Chauncey Castle went up on the Gray Eagle yesterday morning and satisfied himself that the body was all that remained of his brother, Alfred. He returned with the remains last night.

From the Quincy Morning Whig, March 3, 1897

Married In Chicago

Mr. Harry Schermerhorn and Miss Carrie Moss, both of this city, were married in Chicago yesterday. Mr. Schermerhorn has been in Chicago several months and is doing a good business running a board of trade cigar store. The bride is the daughter of Mr. John Moss, and is a most estimable young lady. The hosts of friends of the young couple in this city will extend congratulations.

From The Quincy Morning Whig, March 4, 1897

Keokuk Gate City: Last evening at the home of the groom’s parents, 1318 Johnson street, occurred the marriage of Mr. Albert Glewe, of Quincy, and Miss Julia Henry, of Warsaw. Rev. George Bohlander of the German M. E. church, officiated in the presence of a large company of relatives. Mr. Glewe is a tailor and is employed at Quincy. He and his bride left for their future home last night via the Burlington Route.

From The Quincy Morning Whig, March 6, 1897


Mrs. Harriet Cleveland, widow of the late Isaac Cleveland, died at Barry on Wednesday. She was born in Connecticut and was married about twenty-six years ago. Mrs. Cleveland was a resident of this county for many years, but recently made her home in Barry. She was the successful superintendent of the M. E. Sunday school, and her wide circle of friends will sincerely mourn her death. She leaves on daughter, Mary, and two sons, Charles, of Payson, and Edwin, of  this city. The interment was in Shiloh Cemetery, east of Payson.

From The Quincy Morning Whig, March 12, 1897

Died at Golden

Henry M. Flesner, aged 81 years, died in Golden last Wednesday morning after a short sickness. Deceased was born in Shlowenfilin, Hanover, March 1816. He came to this country and was married to Mrs. Ikke Buss, widow of John Buss, one of the pioneer Germans of the locality, January 2, 1875.  Funeral Thursday at 2 P.M.

From The Quincy Morning Whig, March 18, 1897

Wedding At Fall Creek

Marriage of David J. Blossom, of Payson and Miss Kate Hughes

A quiet home wedding took place at the home of Capt. and Mrs. M. W. Hughes, at Fall Creek, on Tuesday, the marriage of their daughter, Kate, to David J. Blossom, of Payson township. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Mr. Kiplinger, of the M. E. church at Payson, in the presence of a company of 125 friends of the contracting parties. This is the happy union of two prominent families of the county. The groom is a prosperous and successful young farmer, universally respected by all who know him. The bride is an accomplished lady, highly educated and possessing every womanly quality to the highest degree. Friends in Quincy and throughout the county will extend hearty congratulations to the bride and groom.

From The Quincy Morning Whig, March 24, 1897

Mrs. Riddle Is Sane

There was an inquisition in the county court yesterday into the sanity of Mrs. Sarah Riddle of Mendon, and there were a raft of witnesses in the case. Mrs. Riddle is said to have acted queerly at times, but lots of people do that, and the jury, after hearing all that was said of her, decided that she was not insane. There was also a petition for the appointment of a conservator.