Friday, 8 June 1900

Jas. R. smith of Monroe, Nebraska attended the wedding of his niece on Wednesday. He is a brother of Mrs. Schoonrnaker. (Same issuet  Thad J. Ash married Miss Elizabeth Schoonmaker on June 6th at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. M. Schoonraaker, the parents of the bride.  They will live in Reynolds.

Born to Mr. and Mrs.  James Sharp of Aledo, a son, May 20th.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Harris of Aledo, a son, May 21st.

Born to Mr.  and Mrs.  J.C. Murdock of Aledo, a son. May 22nd.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Bower of Aledo, a son, May 24th.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. H. Bestian of Taylor Ridge, a daughter. May 26th.

Born to Prof, and Mrs. J.W. Collins of Aledo, a son,May 29th.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Luke Gardner of Pre-emption, a daughter, May 29th. Mr. and Mrs. John Wolf of North Buffalo Prairie, a son, May 30th.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Walter of Duncan, a son, June 1st.

Walter Elliot Welsh married Miss Ella Wait on June 7th at the residence of Mrs. Cordelia Wait, west of town. Wait of Giltner, Nebraska and Miss Pearl Waic attended, as did Daisy Wait. The couple will live at Giltner, Nebraska.  Those attending included Mrs. B.E. Wait of Davenport, Towaj Mrs. Geo. Welsh of Morimouth, Illinois; and Mrs. J.M. Welsh of Chicago.

Adolph Dunlap married Miss Edna Finley on Wednesday at Rock Island. They are of Andalusia.

Mrs. Sarah Lewis died June 4th at Buffalo Prairie, aged 54 years, 2 months, 12 days. She was one of the old settler Rock Island County, coming here in 1848.  She was the mother of 12 children, 8 of whom are living.  She was the ex Walter Lewis.


Friday, 15 June 1900

Mrs. Dorothy Drury, mother of Dudley Drury, died June 10th at her home in Muscatine, Iowa aged nearly 80 years.  She was an old settler of Drury township, Rock Island County where she settled in 1836.  The funeral was Monday with burial in the Reynolds Cemetery.  (Wrayville item)

Henry Freytag died June 13th in Chicago.  He was born 18 At 1884 and had spent all his time in Reynolds, He is survived by his mother, brothers and a sister. (June 22nd issuei  the funeral of Henry Freytag was Saturday at his residence.)

Joe, the two-year old son of Mr. and Mrs, George Close of Duncan township, drowned Monday in a rain barrell at his home.  He was the youngest in a family of seven children. The funeral was today.

Mrs. Conklin of White Sulpher Springs, Iowa is here visiting with Sam Kennedy.

Mrs. E. Shelsburg and daughter of Adams, Iowa are here visiting with James Hill.

Clarence McConnell is visiting his sister, Mrs. Sam Moffitt at New Sharon, Iowa.

It has been reported that Wm Roe of Andalusia was married June llth to Mrs. Wm Johnson, whose husband died less than five months ago.


Friday, 22 June 1900

Mrs. Josephine Gansaulus of Coffeeville, Kansas is a guest at the home of C.B. Halstead.

Mrs. M. Cochrane and son Clay of Lincoln, Nebraska are here visiting with Dr. Moore.

Rev. Warren Smith and sister Miss Agnes of Nebraska are here visiting with John Millett.


Friday, 6 July 1900

Alma May Keim was born April 15th and died July 4th, 1900. The funeral was yesterday at the M.E. Church.

Mrs. P.V. Hutchinson, a citizen of Aledo for many years, died June 21st, aged 70 years. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Ruth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Graham, died June 29th, aged 2 years, 3 months.

S.A. Aiken died June 20th at his home in Aledo, aged 73 years. He was born in 1827 and was an old resident of this county.

An infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Silas Archer died June 26th, aged only a few days.

Samuel Weaverling who has been an inmate at the Soldiers' Home in Quincy for 4 years, is here visiting his sister, Mrs. Sarah Roberts.

Mrs. J.C. Lininger of West Bend, Iowa is here visiting relatives.

John M. Bistline, an old settler, died recently.

Friday, 31 August 1900

Black Oak Mr. and Mrs. John Jones have moved to West Liberty, Iowa.

Clarence Carver of Emporia, Kansas is visiting with J.D. Thornton here and with I.E. Carver.

Thomas Watson of Monrovia, California, formerly of this county, is here visiting his   ther, Edward Watson.

The funeral of Mrs. Brusso was Monday at the home of her son, Robert Brusso.

Mr. and Mrs. G.M. Koss are visiting relatives at Grinnell, Wellman, and Washington, Iowa.  (September 7th issue* Mrs. Ross is the daughter of Mrs. Samuel Goode Sr. of Rock Island.)

Nelson Taylor of Lincoln, Nebraska, a Civil War veteran with Company K., 102nd Illinois Volunteers, is here visiting.

Mr. and Mrs. Eli Landreth of Galveston, Texas who formerly lived in Duncan township, are here visiting. Mrs. Landreth is a sister of E.T. Phillips, dec'd.

Friday, 7 September 1900

Ed Lequatte has moved from Muscatine, Iowa to Ellensburg, Washington.

W.C. Vandalsem of Fairfield, Kansas is here visiting his sister, Mrs. George Gray.

Mr. and Mrs. S.A. McKay of Meadow Grove, Nebraska, old residents of this community 25 years ago, are here visitinp her cousin, C.B. Halstead.

J.B. McLaughlin of Rockford, Nebraska is here visiting his brothers, John and Marcus McLaughlin and his sister, Mrs. John Dellitt. J.B. is a Civil War veteran, having served with the 58th Illinois Volunteer Infantry.

George E. Davison of LeClaire, Iowa married Miss Georgia Sperling on September 3rd at the residence of the bride's parents in Reynolds. They will live in LeClaire. The groom is formerly of Ellwood, Illinois.

Lyle, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Bower, died August 30th at his home in Aledo, aged 3 months.

Mrs. David Mardock died Friday at her home and was buried Saturday at the Eliza Creek Cemetery. She is survived by her husband and two daughters.

W.K. Fulton, an old resident of this county, was born 10 January 1824 in Crawford Co., Pennsylvania and died August 28th at Watertown, Illinois.  He came to Illinois in 1865 and purchased a farm north of Aledo where he lived until two years ago, when he went to the state hospital at Watertown. He was a member of the U.P. Church.  The funeral was Thursday at the church.

North Buffalo Prairie a monument has been raised over the grave of Mrs. Andrew Kadel.

Gus Brown of Bedford Co., Iowa is the now teacher at the school at Gingles Corners. His parents live at Gravity, Iowa.

E.F. Lamb has moved from Beatrice, Nebraska to Hamilton, Nebraska.

Perryton: John Minteer of West Liberty, Iowa is here visiting his father, Louis Minteer.

Perrytonj Miss Winifred Kennedy of Creston, Iowa who has been the toachor at the White Oak School here, has now returned home, taking with her, her niece, Philimenia Conway.
Friday, 14 September 1900

G.W. Clark of Randolph, Iowa is sending the PRESS to John K. DeBord of Harlan, Iowa.

Mr. and Mrs. D.S. Mayhew of Aledo are enjoying a visit from the former's nephew, J.H. Mayhew of Hancock Co., West Virginia.


Friday, 9 November 1900

William Lemon died Wednesday at the residence of his son, James, near Aledo, aged 80+ years.

William Conly was born 1 May 1817 in Ireland and died November 1st at his home, west of Aledo. He came to America via New Orleans in 1857.  He was a member of the Catholic Church.  The funeral was Saturday at Alexis.

Mrs. Nancy Miller, one of the old pioneers of the county, died October 13th at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A.J. DeBord in Millersburg, aged 72 years. She was born in Ohio and grew to womanhood there and married Abraham Miller. He died 25 years ago and Mrs. Miller has lived in Aledo for those past 25 years.  She is survived by four children, two brothers and two sisters.  The funeral was at the Baptist Church in Aledo.

Mary A. Haskell was born 10 August 1821 in McKane Co., (sic) Pennsylvania and died November 4th, 1900 at her home in Galva, Henry County aged 79 years, 3 months. She came with the family to Kock Island County in 1855 and she married J.C. Kenneston in 1860.  Burial was November 6th at McConnell's Chapel.  She was a sister of Gideon Haskell of Keynolds.

Edward C. Damp died October 31st, 1900 at the home of Schuyler Button in Aledo. He was born 8 May 1839 in Albany, New York and came west in 1858, settling on a farm near Hamlet, Mercer County, Illinois.  He married Miss E.A. Johnston in 1872; she died seven years later. He married again to Mary Unsworth in 1888.  The funeral was at the Presbyterian Church. Mr. and Mrs. C.I. Damp attended the funeral

Isabella Galbreath was born 6 October 1812 in Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania and joined the Presbyterian Church early in youth. In 1833, she married William Lloyd who died in 1845.  Since 1876, Mrs. Lloyd has lived in Reynolds with her son Joseph.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Edgington.  She died November 5th, aged 88 years, 1 month. She was the mother of six children, 2 of whom survive - Joseph of Reynolds, and David of Manning, Kansas. The funeral was Wednesday at the M.E. Church,  Burial was in Indiana,

S.A. Brusso of Dallas City, Illinois is a subscriber to the PRESS


Friday,  21 December 1900

The Rev. and Mrs. John Anderson of Central City, Nebraska are visiting her mother, Mrs. J.H. Gaunt.

North  Bowling  Mrs.   Edith Hale was  buried December 4th at McConnell's Chapel.

Mrs. A.J. Epperly (sister of Mrs.Geo. Emraons) will  soon  leave for Jefferson County, Missouri  to  bring back her mother, Mrs.   Braucht,  aged  80 years, for  the winter.

Harry Castner of Edgington will  soon move to Oskaloosa, Iowa but intends eventually to settle at St,  Louis.

Mr. and Mrs.George Platt of  Buffalo Prairie and their four children will soon move to Bolivar,  Tennessee.    

Friday,   28 December 1900

Mrs. A.C. Pitman,  a sister of W.D. Elliott of Marston,  is going to move from the Dalles, Oregon.

Wm Ferguson of Roodhouse, Illinois is visiting his sister-in-law, Mrs. G.W. Trask.

Mrs.  Susan Cypher of Viola,  Kansas and Wra B.  Cypher of Wakeeney,  Kansas  are subscribers  to  the  PRESS.

Mr.  and Mrs. Logan Drury will soon move to Welsh,  Louisiana.

Born to Mr.and Mrs.C.I.  Damp of Hamlet, a son,  December 12th.

Born to Mr.  and Mrs. J.M.  Brown of Aledo,  a son, December  15th.

Born to Mr.  and Mrs. J.E. Braucht  of Sunbeam, a daughter, December  18th.


Friday,   11 January 1901

Joseph Gray married Miss Maggie E. Ramsey on December 20,  1900 at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Ramsey.

Howard A. Howie married Miss Maude Doolittle at the residence of the bride's mother, Mrs.  Rebecca Doolittle.

Ernest A. Seitz of Reynolds married Miss Emma Unterkircher on January 9th at  the residence of the bride's parents south  of  town. (January 18th   issue)   the marriage was at the residence of Mr.and Mrs. Christian Unterkircher.  Miss Pauline Zwicker of Pre-emption is a cousin of the bride. Miss Tillie Unterkircher is a sister of the bride.    John C. Unterkircher attended.)

George Smith married Ethel Dellitt on Monday  in Davenport, Iowa.

Mrs.  Mary E.  Fender died January 8th at her home, 2 miles southwest of Reynolds. The funeral was January 10th at the Millersburg M.E.  Church,  with burial  in the Millersburg Cemetery.

Miss Ann E.  Porter died January 2nd at her home on East 8th Street  in Aledo. She was born 15 August 1810 in County Donegal,   Ireland and was  aged 4  score and  10.     She was a sister of  the late John Porter. Burial was  in the Aledo Cemetery,

Mrs.Margaret  Goodlow died January 5th  at her home near Pre-emption. The funeral  was  at  the Pre-emption M.E. Church on Monday,  with  burial in the Pre-emption Cemetery. Margaret Gilraore was  born 6 July 1818 in Ireland,  and came to America in childhood and to Pre-emption in 1841.    She married Thos. Goodlow on 12 July 1842 and he died 12 July 1868.  They had six children, 3 boys and 3 girls. Two children are deceased  - John Goodlow and Mrs.Francis McDonald. The four  living  children are Stephen E.   Goodlow of  Rural Mrs. Wm Hess of Rock Island; Thomas Goodlow of Deep River, Iowa;  and Sarah of Pre-emption.

Mrs. Chas. York died December 28, 1900 at her home in Millersburg. Mary J.Landreth was born 6 March 1837 in Owen Co., Indiana and came to Mercer Co., Illinois in 1852

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Kadel who was born December 1900, died December 14th.  The funeral was Saturday with burial in the German Lutheran Cemetery. (North Buffalo Prairie item).

T. Schutte drowned Saturday in the Mississippi River.  The body was recovered Sunday. He was the brother of O.K. Schutte of Timber.

Wm Fisher of Buffalo Prairie is sending the PRESS to his uncle, James Fisher at Oto, Iowa.

J.H. Holdsworth of Manilla, Iowa is a subscriber to the PRESS

Mrs. Jonathan Gaunt Sr. is sending the PRESS Co her son, F.W. Gaunt at Alton, Kansas.

Frank Sloan of Castle Rock, Washington is a subscriber to the PRESS? he was recently married.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm Armstrong, a son, January 5th. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Geo. L. Rodgers, a son, December 31st, Born to Mr. and Mrs. H. Jobusch of Aledo, a son, January Isi

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Alvah Baxter of Perryton, a daughter, December 29th, 1900.

F.H. Croson has moved from his farm southeast of Aledo and will soon move to Winterset, Iowa.

Mrs. Gailey and her daughter, Mrs. McDonald, have been visiting their sister and daughter, Mrs. W.O. Dungan at Newark, Nebraska who is not expected to live.

Edward Love is sending the PRESS to H.S. Lathrop at Kissee Mills, Missouri.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter J, Lloyd will soon move to Caldwell, Kansas


Friday, 18 January 1901

Luther Huglin of Dayton, Iowa is here visiting his cousin, Miss Tillie Johnson.

Chester C. Waters died in 19 December 1900 (in Moline?)......

Roy H. Spickler married Miss Gertrude E. Burk of Foster Co., North Dakota on January 8th at the residence of Charles Burk. (from the McHenry TRIBUNE of Foster Co., North Dakota).

Dale, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Baker, died January 16th, aged 12 years.

John Hausch died January 10th at his home in Rural. He was born in 1856 in Richland Grove, Mercer County, but had been a resident of Rural for many years.


Friday,   1 March 1901


Sherman Powell of Drury married Miss Margaret Tyler of llinois City yesterday at the home of  the bride.

Frank J.  Goddard of Millersburg married Miss Winifred Ruth Caverly of Moline on February 21st at  the home of the bride's parents in Moline.

Wallace Long of Orion married Miss Anna Hicks of Pre-empt on February 27th at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robt Hicks.

William,   son of Mr.  and Mrs.  Phil Manning of Reynolds, married Miss Kitty Bivens on February 26th at the resides of the  bride's parents,  Mr.   and Mrs.  Al  Bivens of  Perrytoi

Charles F.  Minteer married Miss Carrie B.   Walter, both of Duncan at  the M.E.  parsonage  in Millersburg. C.C.   Walter  hosted  the reception.

Mrs.Sally Plummer,   for many years an  invalid and a guest  of Mrs.   Button,   died February  22nd.     She was  an aged  lady.

Opal  Elmira,  daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Scranton,  died  Sunday, aged  5 months. The funeral  was Monday at the L.D.S.  Church.

Mrs. Wm Staley died Sunday.   She was  born Nellie McKinley and married William Staley in  1895. They had two children,   the youngest aged  two weeks. The  funeral  was Tuesday at  the M.E. Church. She is survived  by her parents, three brothers  and two sisters. Burial was in  the Millersburg Cemetery.

Gilmore Hobart  died Tuesday at his home  in  .Andalusia, aged 81 years. He was a native of Ohio,  and settled in Buffalo Prairie  township  in his early youth.  He by his aged wife and 11 children,  most of whom reside the  lower part of the county. The funeral  was yesterday in  Buffalo Prairie


Friday, May 3 1901


The Rev. Charles M. Rood died April 21st at his home in Illinois City.  The funeral was at the M.E. Church there. He leaves a widow and several children.  (Buffalo Prairie item)  (April 26th issue 2 of his sons are Grove Hood and Charles Rood of Muscatine, Iowa.)

Prince the little daughter of Taylor Fender died (Sunday or Monday?). The funeral was Tuesday at Millersburg,

John Horan died April 27th at his home south of Reynolds, aged 67 years, leaving his widow, 6 sons and one daughter. The funeral was Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
He was born in Ireland but had lived in Mercer County for many years.

Thos. Hicks of Pawnee City, Nebraska is a subscriber to rhe PRESS.


Friday, 10 May 1901

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Baker of Prince, a son, May 4th.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Bert Graham of Aledo, a son, April 29th.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Larson of Aledo, a son, April 30th.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. C.P. Shaw, of Aledo, a son, April 27th,

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Marion Boyles of Aledo' a daughter,

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edgington of Edgington, a son.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Walker of Moline, twin daughters


Friday, 7 June 1901


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Helpenstell of Hock Island, a daughter, May 30th,

Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Eekhardt, of Buffalo Prairie, a daughter, June 2nd.

Ithamer Lamb married Miss Olive Elliott on June 1st in Muscatine, Iowa.  Both are from Marston.

William Coyne of Bowling married Mrs. Bessie Foster of Pre-emption, on June 3rd at the 1st Methodist parsonage in Rock Island.

Mr, Mannon died recently,

Gladys, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Marston of Buffalo Prairie, died June 1st aged 7 months. The funeral was Monday with burial in the Buffalo Prairie Cemetery.

Mrs. Annie Dool of Aledo died May 29th at her home. She was born 14 May 1821 and was aged 81 years. The funeral was Friday, with burial beside her husband, the late Kev. W.S. Dool in the Aledo Cemetery.

C.F. Thede died May 28th at the county informary. He was born 27 April 1833 in Rendsburg, Germany and came to America early in life, locating in Michigan. He came to Rock Island Co., Illinois in 1857 and to Aledo in 1870. He was the father of 10 children, all of whom survive.

South Bowling; Mike McCaffrey of Ogdensburg, New York is here visiting his uncle, Jacob Bauer.

Taylor Ridgei Mr. Wilson of Oregon is here visiting his cousin, Geo. Simmons.

Millersburg; Mrs. Carr of Monmouth, Illinois and Mrs. Lowman ind daughter Elizabeth of Lowman, New York are here visiting
Mr. and Mrs. N.W. Thornton.

Chris Weinhardt of Medford, Oklahoma is a subscriber to Press