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West Union Gazette


01 April 1898 - Pg 1

"Sumner - A fine snow storm Sunday evening."

"Fayette - Tuesday evening a number of the friends of Orson Crissy called on him in honor of his seventy-fourth and presented him with a rocking chair."

"Hawkeye - Mell Hull was married to Miss Gertrude Rogers last Sunday and will go to housekeeping in a few days in the Belchner building."

"Emma Wehrmacher commences her school next Monday, after a three weeks vacation. This being her third term in District 9."

"Lima - A bright baby girl arrived at the home of Mr. S. A. Bass one day last week."

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Lost - Saturday - a five dollar bill. Finder leave same at this office."

The following marriage licenses were issued for the week ending Saturday, March 26:

J. H. Marvin and Josie Monroe A. O. Gilbertson and Sarah H. Garth
Fred Phippen and Nevada Billings Thomas Tollifson and Carrie Osland
Herman Newkirk and Rieke Knoll Melvan Hull and Gertrude Rodgers
John C. Weihe and Lena C. Myers John Beaver and Eliz. J. Holsworth

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08 April 1898 - Pg 1

"The maple industry is now at its height, and J. A. Iliff and Will Brause are
busy as bees. The latter puts most of his sap into sugar, having
made over 2000 pounds in this season. Up to Monday last Mr. Iliff
had gathered 250 barrel ofsap, which he is boiling down to luscious syrup."

"Douglas - Joe Cloyer and wife celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last Tuesday with a large attendance and a number of presents. We wish them many happy returns."

"Lima - last week one of our finest young men, Frank Davis, and Miss Mary Star were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents in Arlington. The happy couple will reside on the Davis farm east of town."

"Lima - A baby boy arrived at the home of John Butler last Friday."

"Lima - Grant Dean and Miss Wilson were united in marriage, Wed. March 30."

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"The Misses Sampson entertained a dinner party Monday in honor of the 80th birthday of their grandfather, Mr. John Heale. Only the family were in attendance, including the Stewarts, the Applemans and the Quigleys."

"Mr. P. Ainsworth, of New Woodstock, N. Y., father of L. L., celebrated his 90th birthday on the 2nd inst., and his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of this vicinity contributed to the occasion in letters all bearing the wish for his continued life to the century mark."

"On Wednesday evening April 6, occurred the wedding of Mr. Geo. C. Schroyer and Miss Carrie Phillips at the home of Mrs. Clapp, this city, the Rev. T. P. Griffith officiating. Miss Phillips has for more than seven years been a compositor in this office, and we know that Mr. Schroyer has won a prize in winning her as his bride. They have the best wishes of the Gazette for a long and happy married life."


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 22 April 1898 - Pg 1

"Westgate - Born to Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Smith, last Saturday, a girl."

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"A nine pound boy arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wimber Wednesday night."

"Mrs. C. T. Wagle of Eldorado was taken to the insane hospital Monday by Sheriff Hockings. Mrs. Anna Lierboe accompanied Mrs. Wagle."


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29 April 1898 - Pg. 4

"Girl babies are reported as coming this week to the homes of John R. Van Sickle and Jack Orvis."

"Married at West Union, Iowa, April 23d, 1898, by J. J. Berkey, J.P., Roy Kimball, of Highland, and Miss Nellie Koehler of Elgin."

"Among other West Union boys who have gone to war for a soldier is Sidney Rogers of Chicago, who is a member of the 1st Ill. Cav., now at rendezvous at Springfield."

"Dr. F. B. Whitmore of Chicago, son of F. Y. of this city, has enlisted in the Hospital Corps of the 2d Ill. Regt. for the war in Cuba. Frank graduated on the 19th, and on the 20th his tender of services was accepted."

"Prof. Finch is elected principal of our schools for the coming year. Miss Barden retires in order to attend college. Miss Payne of Jefferson is preceptress; Mrs. Boales, 4th intermediate; Miss Sherman, 3d intermediate; Miss Noble, 2s intermediate; Miss Hollister of Maynard, 1st promary; Mrs. Cameron, 2d primary."

"A notable wedding occurred yesterday near Sumner, when Mr. Gersundy of Banks was married to a daughter of Geo. Hameler. Rev. Hack of Elgin was the officiating minister, and the happy occasion was participated in by many prominent German families of this county. The newly wedded couple will settle on a farm south of Hawkeye, and we wish them a long and happy life."

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