From the Quincy Whig, November 4, 1846

Married-In Burton District October 20th, Mr. Edmund Wheeler to Mrs. Maria Pulman, all of Burton.

October 23rd, Mr. Francis Brown of Quincy to Miss Nartha A. Lewis of Greene County.

From the Quincy Whig, November 11, 1846

Married-November 1st, Mr. Elias P Vancil to Miss Calista Pond, all of Adams County.

November 8, in Quincy, Charles Adams to Miss Elizabeth Houston, all of Quincy.

November 8, in Quincy, Hiram Whipple to Emeline F. M. Brown, daughter of Charles Brown

DIED-In the city on Tuesday evening, November 3rd, Miss Catharine McDade, daughter of John and Catharine McDade, in the 18th year of her age.

From the Quincy Whig, November 18, 1846

Married-In Quincy, November 12, T. G. F. Hunt and Elizabeth Monroe, daughter of Thaddeus Monroe, all of Quincy.

November 10th, John T. Morton of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa and Mary T. Wyman of Quincy.

Near Mendon, November 5th, Marvin B. Harrison and Grace Ann Bradney, both of New Haven, Ct.

Died, in this city on the morning of the 11th, Edward, only child of John and Amelia Weaver, aged 6 years, 6 days. “They whom God loves, die early.”

From the Quincy Whig, November 25, 1846

Married in Columbus November 17th, Henry Pheasington to Minerva Vance.

November 5th, H.S. Kemp to Caroline V. Laughlin of Clark County, Ky.

From The Daily Quincy Herald, November 8, 1871

Died–George Oakley, for many years a resident of this city, died at Peoria last Saturday evening. The deceased was well known to many of our readers and had many friends in this city who will regret to hear of his death. He moved to Peoria early in this present year and had commenced business there.

From The Daily Quincy Herald, November 10, 1871

Buffalo Hunt – A party from Payson township consisting of B. M. McCrary, George Nichols, Alexander Klauser, Isaac Green and Andrew McPetrie returned a day or two since from a buffalo hunt in Kansas. They were accompanied upon the expedition by Mart and Frank Nichols of Labette county, Kansas. The Payson party succeeded in killing 70 buffaloes and brought back to this county sixteen hundred pounds of buffalo beef.

From The Daily Quincy Herald, November 17, 1871

Married–The marriage of Clarence Wilson, son of J.J.S. Wilson, superintendemt of the Western Union Telegraph, and Miss Florence H. Norwood was celebrated last night at the residence of Mrs. Norwood on Eighth street. The Rev. W. J. Corbyn, rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd officiating.

From The Quincy Daily Herald, November 23, 1871

One Hundred Dollars Reward

The above amount will be paid for the recovery of the body of my son, Alfred Castle, who is supposed to have fallen overboard from the steamboat Bayard, near Warsaw, Illinois, Sunday morning, November 19th, 1871, about 7 o’clock. He was 20 years old, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, of slender build, black eyes, light brown hair, and when last seen had on a round top, stiff black hat, brown sack overcoat, brown cloth coat and vest and dark striped pantaloons. He had a baggage check No. 78. Any information from passengers on the boat or anyone who may have seen him Sunday morning will be thankfully received. Timothy H. Castle

From The Quincy Daily Herald, November 25, 1871

Died – Dr. Adam Nichols after a severe illness died yesterday morning at his residence on Twenty-fourth street. The funeral service will be held to-morrow at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian church, the regular service at the church being postponed until that hour.

From The Weekly Herald, Quincy, Illinois,November 6, 1896


Richfield, Ill., November 4–Thomas Moore came home last Friday from Missouri, where he is teaching. He will stay over Tuesday and vote for McKinley.

In our last report we mentioned the birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Baker, and casually remarked that it was another Palmer and Bucknor elector. Now it is reported that we said he was named Palmer Bucknor Baker, and to set at rest all doubt and those who so prevented the facts, we give his true name, viz: Charles Elbert Baker.

Henry Roth was buried at the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home yesterday. He was a resident of this city and was 81 years of age. Several citizens attended the funeral.

Charles Scharnhorst and Miss Annie Pfirman were wedded on Wednesday evening at the parental home of the bride, Eighth and Adams, in the presence of a select company of friends. Mr. Scharnhorst, a son of Ferdinand Scharnhorst, Washington Street between Sixth and Seventh, is a molder employed by the Comstock-Castle foundry; his bride is the daughter of Bernard Pfirman. They are well known young people of South Quincy and have many friends to extend congratulations and well-wishes.

Frederick W. Feldman, aged 75 years, an old resident of Quincy and a tailor by trade, died very suddenly in an attack of apoplexy this forenoon.

From The Quincy Weekly Whig, November 12, 1896

Divorce Day

Ten Cases of Marital Misery Heard by Judge Bonney

Friday was Divorce Day in the circuit court and the evidence in the cases was presented to Judge Bonney. There was no defense in any of them. The following cases were heard:

  1. Mary E. King vs Edmund C. King
  2. James Slater vs Jennie Slater
  3. Henry Asbury vs Addie Asbury
  4. Laura Walters vs Charles Walters
  5. Laura Bishop vs Thomas Bishop
  6. Sarah Jane Cecil vs James Cecil
  7. Samuel Hamilton vs Lucy Hamilton
  8. Augusta Schaefer vs John Schaefer
  9. John Hollensteiner vs Nellie H. Hollensteiner
  10. Nettie McPherson vs William McPherson

The case of Kittie Breckenridge vs Alfred Breckenridge was partly heard and it appearing that Kittie didn’t deserve a decree, the case was withdrawn. The case of George B. Westland and Mary F. Westland was stricken from the docket.

From The Weekly Herald, Quincy, Illinois, November 13, 1896

Auntie Lumkins Dead

Mrs. Aney Lumkins, better known as “Auntie,” died at the residence of Mrs. Coger, 111 North Third Street this morning of malarial fever. Deceased came to this city twelve years ago. Since then she has taken care of many down-town offices. She was well-known for her industrious ways and frugal habits. She was 56 years of age.

Were Made To Marry

Justice Echternkamp’s Experience With an Erring Couple at Fall Creek

There was a wedding in Fall Creek Saturday night. Miss Tena Meyers came before Justice Echternkamp and made complaint that she had loved Turner Denton not wisely but too well and that she could no longer conceal her condition. The Justice with good sense held both young people, while he sent David Conner to Quincy after a marriage license. When the license came he married them out of hand and now all parties are as well and happy as could be expected.

From The Weekly Herald, Quincy, Illinois, November 20, 1896


On last Thursday afternoon, Hays Paxton and Miss Lizzie Sneed of the Elm Grove locality, were married at the residence of Mrs. Sneed, the bride’s mother. Rev. W. H. McDonald, of LaPrairie, performed the ceremony in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends of the high contracting parties. A wedding feast was served to those in attendance and congratulations showered on the happy couple. They will reside on the Sneed homestead and without the honeymoon wedding tour will proceed to the earnest and consistent role of housekeeping.

The Death Record

John Dickson, of this city, died at LaCleda, Mo., Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock at the home of his son, W. H. Dickson whom he had been visiting for the past four weeks. Deceased was troubled with a chronic disease, but his death came very unexpectedly. Mr. Dickson was born in Ky., 75 years ago. He had resided in Schuyler County for many years and afterwards located in this county.

Since the death of his wife eighteen months ago he had made his home with his son, J. T. Dickson, of this city, traveling stock agent for the Wabash.

The death of Mrs. Herman Kessing occurred at the home, 1215 North Seventh Street at 2 p.m. yesterday, Deceased had been an invalid with consumption for some time and for the past two months her death had been expected at any time. She leaves a husband and one son, John Kessing.

From The Weekly Herald, Quincy, Illinois, November 27, 1896


Oakley J. Fosdick and Miss Frances Barragen, both of Augusta, were married at Macomb on Monday last. They will commence keeping house on Miss Addie Beard’s farm, east of Augusta.


Anna Smith departed this life November 19 in Jacksonville where she had been taken for treatment. A telegram was received Thursday saying she was dead. The remains were shipped to Barry, and from there she was brought here, and after the funeral services at the Christian church, conducted by Rev. Babbs, she was buried in Shiloh cemetery. Her sad ending is regretted by all who knew her. She was an estimable young lady with an attractive disposition. Her family has the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement

From the Sabula Gazette [Iowa], November 4, 1899.

Bowboat Satellite Sinks

Capt. George Winans, the well-known riverman, and owner of the towboat, Saturn and bowboat, Satellite, both very familiar in these waters, has had hard luck again. He is credited with taking bigger risks and bigger tows than any other man on the river and it appears that the losses are correspondingly great. The bowboat Satellite sank near Quincy the early part of the week, and will be wrecked, as there is not enough left to pay for the raising of the little steamer. The accident occurred when the Saturn was taking a raft south. The Satellite struck a sandbar and before the Saturn could be stopped she rammed the raft nearly through the grounded boat. The entire side of the bowboat was broken in and a barge is now engaged in removing the machinery which is yet good. – Dubuque Telegraph