Osceola/Osceola Grove



Cora Loudenberg was shopping in Bradford Tuesday.

G. C. Maynard sold his poultry on Monday to Mell Hall.

Mrs. Dr. W. T. Hall spent several days with her son Mell last week.

Braton Sturm and family visited with Mr. And Mrs. Hinda Saturday and Sunday.

John Mendenhall has moved to the old Harding place and will dig coal this winter.

Ida Maynard has returned to her home in the Grove, and will attend school this winter.

Mr. Larson Sturm, having purchased the blacksmith shop at Modena, respectfully solicits the patronage of the public.

Mr. Frank Reed commenced his school for the winter, Monday, of this week. As he is an experienced teacher, we trust the pupils will make rapid progress in their studies.

Miss Adalene Condell, who believes in doing good to others, spent several days last week with the family of Mr. Wm. Cinnamon, who recently buried their eldest son. Mrs. Cinnamon is in poor health, and a younger son is now lying dangerously ill.

The oyster supper at G. B. Gerard’s on Thanksgiving evening, was largely attended. Both old and young mingled in the games and amusements, until the wee hours of the morning warned them to depart to their several homes. May there be many such pleasant gatherings.

(Kewanee Courier, Nov. 30, 1892, submitted by Janine Crandell)




Mrs. Screeton visited with Mrs. Hinda the first of the week.

Mr. Maynard was a business visitor at Toulon last Tuesday.

Miss Adalene Condell is spending the holidays with friends in Toulon.

The Misses Ida and Cora Maynard will spend a week or two under the parental roof.

Mr. Marquett is still picking corn for Mr. Sturm, but expects to finish in a few days.

Last week Eugene Gerard delivered a load of saw dust in Neponset, afterwards going to Kewanee for repairs for his sawing machine.

The three Blanchard brothers attended the wedding of Mr. Wm. Kunkle and Miss Nellie Mendenhall, on Christmas, at the residence of the bride’s parents near Bradford. (Kewanee Courier, Dec. 28, 1892, submitted by Janine Crandell)



C. L. Gerard and daughter Anna spent last Friday in Peoria.

Wm. Kunkle and bride are visiting for a week with his parents.

Rev. Clark is holding a series of meetings in the grove this week.

Mrs. James Montooth visited her mother in Castleton last Thursday.

James Semple, of Nebraska, is visiting with relatives in our midst this week.

Mrs. Reuben Dunlap, of Toulon, spent several days, with her parents last week.

Professor Hamilton, of Iowa, visited with his sister, Mrs. G. S. Maynard, over Sunday.

Mrs. Abraham Vandike and daughter Ella were visiting relatives in our neighborhood last week.

(Kewanee Courier, Jan. 4, 1893, submitted by Janine Crandell)



Mell Hall was a Kewanee last Friday.

Ralph Fuller has commenced to work for G. S. Maynard.

Mrs. Geo. Maynard made a business trip to Bradford recently.

Mr. Hazelet has rented land of Mr. Austin for the coming season.

Laura Montooth is helping Mrs. Pask, of Osceola, in household duties.

Sam Montooth and wife were visiting his brother James the first of the week.

Mr. And Mrs. Austin were in Wyoming the first of the week, purchasing furniture.

Geo. Maynard, who has been confined to the house for 7 weeks, is now able to be out.

Mr. Dodd and son, of Modena, were business callers in the Grove one day last week.

Miles Austin has moved back to his farm and is repairing his house. Geo. Gerard is doing the carpenter work.

Miss Franc Gerard, of Houston, Minnesota, who came to attend the wedding of her cousin, Ellen Gerard, will spend several weeks in the Grove.

On March 23rd at the residence of C. L. Gerard, occurred the marriage of Mr. Anthony Loudenburgh and Miss Ellen Gerard, both of the Grove. Rev. A. C. Clarke performing the ceremony. Mr. Loudenburgh has rented the farm formerly known as Russel Briggs’ place.

(Kewanee Courier, Apr. 5, 1893, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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