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Here are items from  the Newton Press (from the good ol' pre-copyright days!).  These are just tidbits - if you've ever read the Press from the old days, you know they reported on everyone's comings and goings.  It was hard to "court" anyone without the whole town reading about it in the paper the next week! But they've done a great job throughout the years of keeping everyone up-to-date on the happenings in Jasper County. It's also an excellent source of genealogical information. Use your browser's FIND function since more than one surname is often included in each item.
Source information, like the contributor's name and email address, can be found here

ITEMS ARE FROM THE "NEWTON PRESS" unless otherwise noted.


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Alexander Eagleton [had died and his will was being testated. August 1868]

Thos. Earnest was elected school trustee in this district week before last. He sat up the entire night succeeding the day of his election and read the school law. He was greatly surprised the next morning, however, when he discovered that he had been reading an almanac. [St. Peter, The Newton Press, April 24, 1878]

Miss Della Eck, who is attending college at Merom, Ind., spent Sunday with her parents in this city.October 5, 1887

Miss Della Eck has been offered $100 for a small landscape picture that she painted. Feb. 17, 1892

Jack Eck is now engaged in F. Nigh's store. Oct. 8, 1874

Jacob Eck has charge of the Post Office in the absence of Mr. Spoon. Oct. 29, 1874

A portion of the side walk on the west side of Van Buren street has been removed and placed in front of Jacob Eck's property. We congratulate Jake on this improvement as his feet as so big that he had to be pulled out of the mud every once in a while. Now, that trouble is over. [The Newton Press, Mar 6, 1874]

Michael Egner is at home. South Muddy twp, Nov. 21, 1888

Mrs. Cal Eidson, of Olney, is here visiting her sister, Mrs. Lib. Spoon, and we understand intends to remain several weeks. Oct. 28, 1875

Dr. Eidson is an expert on making screen doors. Willow Hill, July 20, 1887

Henry Eidson is now acting as deputy Circuit Clerk, in place of our friend W.G. Williams, resigned, who couldn't stand to suck the obnoxious breath of "Guts", alias Smarty Cooper. [The Newton Press, Feb 27, 1874]

Miss Neal Eidson, from Olney, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Spoon. Aug. 10, 1876

Henry H. Elder, one of Crooked Creek's substantial citizens, was married a few days ago to Miss Nannie Haines, an estimable young lady. Jan. 14, 1891

H.H. Elder operates the hotel and Mrs Elder attends to the cusine department, which is excellent. Nov. 16, 1906 (contrib. by Source #28)

Mrs. Mary M. Elder has returned from a visit to Iowa where she spent the summer and fall with relatives. Her daughter, Miss Carrie, will remain there all winter. Nov. 27, 1889

Robert Elliott and family who have been living in the Picquet property in the northwest part of town have moved to Midway. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Jan. 23, 1914]

Ed Emrick has purchased the interest of his partner, Don Price, in the Racket Store. Mr. and Mrs. Price have gone back to Casey. August 10, 1892

Mr. and Mrs. W.A. England have the sympathy of their many friends in the death of their twin babies, one of which died on Wednesday and the other Friday of last week. August 29, 1888

Mr. Eppinghousen, of Terre Haute, is in the city. [The Newton Press, April 24, 1878]

Mr. A.H. Erwin removed his photograph gallery from this place to St. Marie last Tuesday morning. Mr. E. is a good artist and his specimens will be a recommendation of his artistic taste. We wish him success wherever he may go. June 11, 1874

Mr. Chas. L. Estes of Noble, brother-in-law of our friend, J.I. Wyckoff, is here paying Mr. W. and lady a visit. We are informed that he will probably remain in Newton a month or two. June 25, 1874

Mr. Felix Estes, of Noble, is in town this week. Tuesday, Apr 15, 1875

Fletcher Evans and his son John attended the reunion at St. Louis. October 5, 1887

John Evans and Pearl Hinman Sundayed at Tuscola, the guests of Dr. M. V. Gunn. [The Newton Press, July 19, 1893]

Anthony Faller, who has for some months past been attending St. Meinrad College, in St. Meinrad College, in Spencer county, Indiana, is now at home visiting his "ma" and "pa". Feb. 4, 1875

Our young friend Tony Faller, after an absence of many months from his home and friends, has returned to depart no more. He brings with him the much coveted "sheep skin" -- having graduated with first honors at one of the best Medical Colleges in the country. He is now a full fledged Physician & Surgeon, and consequently, flings his banner to the bree ze. See card in another column. (1874?)

Anthony Faller writes us from Cincinnati about matters and things over, which we will publish as soon as space will permit. Jan. 6, 1876

Persons knowing themselves indebted to Bernard Faller, would confer a great favor by settling said indebtedness at once, as his recent losses make it necessary for him to make collections. Feb. 17, 1876

Rev. Edward M. Faller, of New Albany, Ind., is in the city attending the funeral of his brother. March 20, 1889

Tom Faller is the father of a bouncing boy. July 24, 1889

Tom Faller will move to the John Hesler property in the northwest part of town. Bruce Moffitt traded for Faller's residence. August 10, 1892

Mrs. Bruce Farley and Mrs. F.A. Farley of near Yale were shoppers in Newton, Monday. May 3, 1927

Rev. Henry Fairchild has returned from Knox County, Ind., whither he went to fill his appointment. Slate Point, October 5, 1887

Wonders will never cease to exist. Not long since the Lord visited the residence of our neighbor, James FEAR, and tarried but a short time, and went forth; after a short time, the Lord visited him again and straightaway carried off Delila. "Blessed are they that seek the Lord." Thursday, February 4, 1875

James Fear and wife, of Cowley county, Kas., are visiting relatives and old friends here. Willow Hill, May 15, 1899

Miss Anna Fehrenbacher of Newton spent Sunday here with her brother, Dr. A. Fehrenbacher. [Ste. Marie Tribune - December 12, 1913]

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Fiddler and son, of Mattoon, spent Saturday and Sunday here with Mrs. Fiddler's mother, Mrs. Mary Kolb. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 21, 1913]

John Fields will move his saw-mill to near Bishop Point in a few days. Latona, Nov. 30, 1877

Mr. Worth Finey, who has been going a Hunting on Sunday evenings ought to think more of the Lord's day than that. How about it Rena? Sep. 10, 1890

C.M. Finley writes us to send his paper to Abingdon, Ill. Feb. 25, 1891

Miss Ann Fisher is visiting friends in Chicago and seeing the wonders of the World's Fair. [The Newton Press, July 19, 1893]

Miss Fannie Fisher, one of Evansville's accomplished and amiable young ladies, is the guest of her uncle, Hon. S.R. Barker, and his family. Aug. 12, 1891

Mr. Dr. Fisher, formerly of Indiana, has opened out a Drug Store on the southwest corner of the public square in this place. As a first class drug store has long since been needed in the town, our citizens can congratulate themselves that Mr. Fisher has opened out one of them Kind, and he asks a liberal patronage. Jan 7, 1870

Dr. Fisher contemplates moving to Oregon so soon as he can dispose of his drug store and settle up his business. [The Newton Press, Nov 25, 1870]

Johnny Fisher is clerking in Goeppner's store. Johnny is "little, but he's auld," and we predict he will make a good hand behind th e counter with but very little experience. He is a good, honest little fellow, and we expect when he verges into manhood to see those manly principles yet clinging to him. July 2, 1874

Joseph Fisher is down from Peoria, visiting Newton relatives. January 3, 1919

Mrs. Fisher, sister of our fellow townsman, S.R. Barker, and Miss Julia Langley, both of Evansville, Indiana, are visiting relatives and friends in this place. July 8, 1876

George Fithian is the prize fisher of Newton. You ought to have seen his string of fish last Saturday morning. Aug. 17, 1876

Hon. Geo. W. Fithian returned on last Thursday from a business trip to Tampa, Florida. He informs us that S. Johnson and son George are proprietors of a magnificent hotel known as the Palmetto and are having an excellent run of custom. The weather there was more like summer, than winter. Unknown date.

The dwelling of Mrs. Fithian, in Willow Hill tp. caught fire and burned down one night last week. Dec. 7, 1876

Job Fithian, of Willow Hill township, is now engaged in shipping horses to Indianapolis, Ind., for sale. [The Newton Press, Feb 13, 1874]

Mrs. A. Flori and children left Monday evening for St. Louis to join the other members of the family who are residing there. However, they will visit relatives at Newton and Vandalia several days, until their household goods reaches St. Louis. [Ste. Marie Tribune - December 19, 1913]

Rev. Charles Flori of the Bend attended conference at Neoga Tuesday. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 21, 1913]

Rev. Charles Flori of the Bend was in Chicago and Peoria, Ill., this week giving lectures. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Friday, Jan. 16, 1914]

B.F. Foltz was fined $3 and cost on Saturday by Esquire Brown for whipping Frank Williams a pupil at the former's school near Falmouth. January 29, 1890

It's a boy and calls Dow Foltz pa. Slate Point, Nov. 19, 1890

Hi Foltz will not attend school at Terre Haute the rest of the year. He has again smelled oak timber. Hunt City, Jan. 13, 1892

James Foltz was candidate for Sheriff running against T.C. Melton, W.S. Prewitt and Henry Brooks.  Henry Brooks was the acting sher iff. Abstracted Jun 29, 1866

Lafe Foltz is sawing a barn pattern for James Green, of North Muddy township. July 9, 1890

Ross E. Foltz, a young man of family northwest of Newton, is announced for Commissioner of Highways of Wade township, and those who know him also know that he is qualified and worthy. He is a farmer-blacksmith, a worker who will put into practical use hard work on intelligent, economical plans to build and repair roads and bridges, and since the people want the best and most they can get for money fairly earned, but not skimped at the expense of failing to do things, Mr. Foltz feels that he should be duly considered at the polls of the primary. Mr. Foltz was born and raised and has lived all his life in Wade township. The Newton Press, January 25, 1924 [contrib. by Source #33]

Rube and Mann Foltz, who have been working in the northern part of the State for several months past, have returned home to vote. Oct. 26, 1876

Joseph FORD has moved on the Samuel LISTERS farm, where he is expecting to work the next summer. Wednesday, January 16, 1883

Vincent Ford, Julius Jacques and J.T. Land are new subscribers to the Press. May 4, 1876

Uncle George Forseman, who has been at the Soldier's Home in Quincy, came back to the election. Nov. 9, 1892

Mrs. John Fouty celebrated her birthday, Sunday, the 10th inst.; Geo. Clark on the 4th. Both are fine people. Grandma Lewis, aged 79, and 70 other guests were at the latter place. Yale, [The Newton Press, April 20, 1887]

Wm. Fouty, who was convicted of bastardy at the present term of the Probate Court, has made application to said Court to be discharged under the insolvent debtors act. The hearing of the application was adjourned until the 6th of April next. If Fouty's case comes within the purview of this act, it would be of but little use to convict anyone of bastardy. March 22, 1877

Dr. A.A. Franke received a consignment of ripe oranges, with the green foliage of the limbs attached to them, Monday, sent by his wife and and children, Miss Clara and Master Fuller, from Phoenix, Arizona. As the mercury in Newton thermometers at the hour the fruit reached here--about 5 a.m.--was trying to break the glass tubes confining it and escape to a warmer climate, the, difference between the weather of the two localities may easily be imagined. c. Jan 1903

A.A. Franke, wife, infant son and daughter Clara, Misses Belle, High, Jessie B. Johnson, Mabel Johnson and Hattie Hinman, James P Jack and wife and Charles H. Albright and wife went to Chicago to the World's Fair Saturday. [The Newton Press, July 19, 1893]

Adam Franke will soon go to Louisville, Ky., to attend medical college. We believe Adam will be successful, and hope honor may attend him. Aug. 24, 1876

George and Will Franks (or Franke) are attending college at St. Louis, the former dental and the latter medical. Sep. 23, 1891

Peter Franke threshed wheat, Monday. Charles Miller operated the machine. [July 12, 1893]

A.C. Frazier has moved to a farm in Grove township. Mr. Frazier is a good farmer and one of the best horticulturists in the country. March 20, 1889

Chas. Frazier who had a public sale last week is preparing to go to Los Angeles, Calif., where he and his wife intend to spend the winter and if satisfactory may locate there. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 14, 1913]

George and Ellen Freeman, traveling about the country in a shanty wagon, served three days in jail for stripping a clothesline and stealing therefrom garments that belonged to Tom Brackett. 2nd week of January 1900

W.W. French is getting ready to move to Louisiana. Jan. 20, 1920

S. Friedman is erecting a store building at Bogota. [The Newton Press, July 19, 1893]

Thomas G. Gambill, an old veteran of the late war, sent the picture of his youngest child, named Thomas Cleveland, to the President. Last week he receive a cabinet size photograph of the President with the autograph, Grover Cleveland, attached thereto. Mr. Gambill is quite proud of the souvenir, which will be treasured for the lad in after years. October 24, 1888

R.G. Garner will begin a colored campmeeting at the State Fair Park in Olney, Saturday. [July 12, 1893]

Felix Garnier is erecting a building next to his implement house for his daughter, Miss Lala, for a millinery store. Aug. 13, 1890

The dwelling house and much of the contents belonging to S.S. Garnier, who lives west of town 4 miles, burned on last Tuesday afternoon. Sparks falling on the roof from the flue is supposed to have caused the fire. The loss will amount to probably $700 with a partial insurance. October 9, 1889

Mr. Garrison, of Casey, proprietor of the Hunt City mill, will go to Marshall this week to attend court. [Hunt City, The Newton Press, April 20, 1887]

Miss Ritta Garrison left last Thursday for the Sandwich Islands, where she expects to be the bride of a Mr. Evan Estep, bookkeeper on a large sugar plantation. She became acquainted with him while attending school and Danville, Indiana. June 24, 1891

Thomas Garwood of near Island Grove was a caller at the Press office, Wednesday. He and his wife and daughter Miss Clara, and Misses Mila and Gresgy Koebele and Raymond Koebele were enroute to the picnic at Rennier's Grove near Sainte Marie. Friday, August 20, 1926

Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Hendrickson of west of Stephen (MN) and Mrs. Hendrickson's sister, Miss Grace Geddis, of Newton, Illinois, were Sunday visitors at the home of J. W. Field and family. [Warren Sheaf.(Warren, Marshall Co, MN), August 22, 1917]

Pleasant Ridge - Irvan Geddes, from Iroquois county, has been visiting relatives and viewing the country. [The Newton Press, July 26, 1893]

John Geiger who is attending Loyola University at Chicago, arrived home yesterday morning to spend the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wolfgang Geiger, of the Bend. [Ste. Marie Tribune - December 19, 1913]

Wolfgang Geiger, Peter Beasler and Wolfgang Eckl were Hunt City business visitors Tuesday. [Ste. Marie Tribune - December 19, 1913]

Wolfgang Geiger and Jacob Ochs were Newton business visitors Saturday. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 14, 1913]

Miss Lena Geltz visited Mrs. Coon at Oblong Saturday. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Jan. 23, 1914]

Mr. and Mrs. B.B. Gibson went to Newton, Illinois, Saturday for an indefinite stay.  [The Brattleboro Daily Reformer. (Brattleboro, Vt.), 03 April 1920]

Jim. Gibson is a fisherman. Last Friday he fished two solid hours and as the result of his laborious efforts brought home a little catfish about two and a half inches long. June 11, 1874

O.T. Gifford will complete his new residence the last of this week. Ol. intends to make Hunt City his future home. [Hunt City, The Newton Press, April 20, 1887]

James Gill has moved to Crawford County. Dec. 10, 1890

Geo. Gillespie writes us to change his paper from Silverton to Ingraham. August 17, 1892

Wm. Gillespie, the missing lad from the Dark Bend, was seen in Vincennes alive and hearty one day last week.August 10, 1887

The taffy pulling at J.S. Gillespe's was a grand go. South Muddy twp, Nov. 21, 1888

B.J. Gillet who has been here the past few weeks as a business visitor in the interest of the saw mill, of which he holds an interest, returned to Perks Monday evening. [Ste. Marie Tribune - January 9, 1914]

O.A. Gillmore, the south side furniture dealer, is at home from a business trip to St. Louis. March 8, 1901

Marion Girhard of Oblong was in Newton, Saturday, calling on friends and visiting his brothers, John and Edward and families.  Tuesday, September 21, 1926

Frank Goben returned Friday to his home at Marshall, North Dakota after a visit with his mother, Mrs. Sarah Goben.April 10, 1917

Hallie, Leo and Lora Gooch, Clyde Bliss, Roy Kelley, Willy Jones and Batson Hinman have organized a circus and menagerie -- the greatest show on earth - and give tri-weekly performances. Sep. 7, 1892

J.M. Gooch was down from Casey this week, looking after his store. He found things in fine shape under the efficient management of C.J. Bevin. August 24, 1887

Dr. A.J. Goodwin, a former Jasper county man, has been appointed postmaster at Union Center, Cumberland county. July 3, 1889

Joseph Goeppner took in about three car loads of poultry on Monday and Tuesday for New York and New Orleans markets. [The Newton Press, Feb 13, 1874]

C.H. Goldsmith and wife and son Harold, of Newton, Illinois, arrived in Heppner last week to visit at the home of N.A. Clark.  Mr. Goldsmith is a mechani c by trade and may decide to become one of Heppner's permanent citizens. [The gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.), 11 Jan. 1917]

Hazel Dell had a fire in which John Gore lost a store building, merchandise and $200 in money, all told $4000, and W.T. McTaggart his harness-shop and stock, about $1000.  Insurance, Gore $2600 and McTaggart, $400. March 12, 1901

E.B. Gorrell, wife and little daughter, of Effingham, are over on a visit. [The Newton Press, July 19, 1893]

GORRELL was fortunate enough the other Sunday evening to get a young lady to accompany him to church, and reader, imagine her disgust when the editor politely asked her to take the lead in passing up the aisle. Aug. 6, 1874

We never knew a fool but that he was always trying to impress upon the public mind to the contrary. Hence Gorrell's efforts to make himself appear smart. Aug. 6, 1874

A friend of ours suggests that Gorrell, compared with a respectable jack-ass, would sink into insignificance. Aug. 6, 1874

Mrs. E.B. Gorrell, of Effingham, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Brown. July 15, 1891

It's a girl of regulation weight and calls Dick Gosnell daddy. Slate Point, Feb. 4, 1891

They are girls and call Frank Miller and Richard Gosnell dad. May 18, 1892

Sullivan, Ind. Times: Mrs. Angeline Graham and daughter, Miss Emma, left Thursday to make their home in Newton, ILL. Dec 30, 1885 (Contrib. by Source #28)

Chas. Graham and Thos. Hunt have gone north to husk corn. Gila, Oct. 12, 1887

The following improvements are noticeable: Wm. Graham, addition to house; Paul Myers, house; Gilbert Mason and James Cary, barns; S.S. Lappin a moustache. Gila, Sept. 10, 1890

W. Graham is Gila's new postmaster. Jan. 21, 1891

It's a boy of the regulation weight, and Ben Green says he will vote the Republican ticket twenty one years hence, if there is a party by that name then. Dec. 17, 1890

Mrs. Maria Green of Cumberland County, spent several days of the past week with her son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Hicks at their pleasant home on South Jackson St. Dec. 31, 1890

Mrs. Roy Greeson of Olney came up Monday morning to spend several days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Shafer, northeast of town. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 14, 1913]

Mr. And Mrs. Roy Greeson of Olney visited at Mrs. Greeson's parents, Mr. And Mrs. Geo. Schafer, the first of the week. [Ste. Marie Tribune - January 9, 1914]

Wm. C. Gregory, who left here several years ago, writes us from Eastland, Texas: "Times are hard and money sca rce; stock cattle are worth $5 per head; horses from $15 to $20; wheat 90¢ a bushel; oats 50¢ to 65; corn 70¢ to 80¢; flour $2.75 to $3.50 per cwt. Wheat looks fine. This is a good valley, surrounded by hills and mountains, with a river running through its fertile soil. The people bank on fast horses and game chickens. Feb 25, 1891

Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Griggsby have returned to Champaign after a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Miner. They also visited his parents at Bruceville, Ind. during the holidays. Tuesday, January 4, 1927

Daniel Grove talks of taking a trip down through Texas and the Indian Territory to see a brother and sister there. He has not met the former since the memorable 60s. July 22, 1891

L.F. Grove, after a varied career, is now publishing the Mallet at Mullinsville, Kiowa County, Kas. Frank has lots of friends here who have not forgotten him and will extend their warmest wishes for his success. He served twice as foreman of this paper. Oct. 12, 1887

Amos Groves and family have moved to Sailor Springs and Mr. Lewis now occupies his residence. Advance, Nov. 30, 1892

D.I. Grubb Has Not Been Seen in Four Weeks. Fears That He May Have Perished in The Floods.
Dossit I. Grubb, a Civil war veteran, disappeared from his home in Northwest of Newton four weeks ago and has not been seen or heard of since. What has become of the old man? That is a question that is exciting the neighborhood. He left his family without any explanation, an unusual circumstance; his pension voucher is here directed to him, and no word received as to what should be done with it, and as it is from this source that he must get money to live on, the mystery deepens; and finally, his conduct is so contrary to the general action of the man as to mystify everybody. 1904. [contrib. by Source #28]

Miss Nora Gustin has charge of the P.D& E. office at Armstrong, Ind. July 24, 1889

Frances Guthneck transacted business visitor Monday evening. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 21, 1913]

Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Guthneck of Harper's Ferry, Iowa, visited their nephew, Francis Guthneck and wife here several days last week. They left Monday for a visit with relatives at Danville before returning home. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 28, 1913]

Now let us have a genuine Martha Washington tea party. Lawyer Gwin, of Effingham, would doubtless come down with his little hatchet and personate George W. May 11, 1876

Miss Lola Hackett, of Phelps City, Mo., is visiting friends here. July 24, 1889

Mrs. Josie Hackett writes us that she moved to Syracuse, Neb. July 29, 1891

Theo. Hahn was a Newton business visitor Monday. [Ste. Marie Tribune - January 9, 1914]

Miss Anna Halley, of Ponca Agency, Indian Territory, is spending a few weeks with her many Newton friends [unknown date, contributed by Source #28]

Chas. Hale, of Willow Hill, one of the men employed on the I. & I.S. narrow gauge, fell from a trestle west of the coal shed Monday and broke his leg. Original cited source: Effingham Republican. Oct. 19, 1887

Arch Hall sold a Stevens traction engine and thresher last week, to the Jenkins Brothers, of South Muddy. It was one of the finest outfits for threshing that ever left Newton. [The Newton Press, July 19, 1893]

Arch Hall was in St. Louis last week several days having his little boy treated at a medical institute. Feb. 24, 1892

J.W. Hall, who is sawmilling down in the bend, gave us a business call this morning. Sept. 17, 1890

Judge Halley was out one day last week looking at an estray cow at Taylor Sampson's that he had lost. It proved to be his cow. April 18, 1883 - Slate Point

Judge Halley is holding court this week at Louisville. [The Newton Press, April 24, 1878]

Bob Halley writes us as follows: "I am still at Ponca, I.T. Papa is in Missouri; Anna is at Edmond, Oklahoma. She is a boomer, now. ...." Feb. 12, 1890

Cecil Hamilton of Robinson was in Newton, Wednesday evening. He is a typesetting machine operator for the Robinson Daily News. October 21, 1927

INTOXICATED MAN TRIED TO KILL BOB HOLMES....... WAS A JASPER COUNTY CITIZEN - A pistol shot fired in Holmes' saloon on Broadway, Mattoon, near the Illinois Central crossing, Thursday night about 8 o'clock caused some excitement. The shooting was done by a W. C. Hammer, a young man from Rose Hill, who was somewhat under the influnce of liquor. During the afternoon, Hammer had left an overcoat at the saloon and when he called for the coat last night the bar tender on duty did not know anything about it. Robert Holmes, the proprietor, stepped up and endeavored to impress upon the young man that he would have to wait until the other bar tender could be located.
Hammer became indignant and angry, and pulling a 32-caliber pistol fired one shot at Mr. Holmes. The shot went wild and just as the pistol was leveled for the second shot, Chief of Police Lyons and assistant Chief Graham stepped in and took the young man in charge. Hammer was incarcerated in the calaboose, and today had a hearing. He will have to pay a fine for shooting and stand trial for shooting with the intent to kill. Charleston Courier. (unknown date, contrib. by Source #28)

Wm. Hammer, formerly one of Jasper county's citizens, writes from Cook's Mills, Coles county, Illinois, and directs us to forward the PRESS to his address. Oct. 28, 1875

John Hammon, of Ohio, is visiting his mother. Feb. 12, 1890

W.T. Hancock, of Somerville, Ohio, was a caller this morning. Mr. Hancock is out settling up his father's estate and will sell 400 acres of land near Downey while here. Sale Oct. 28, 1/2 mile west of Cartersville. Oct. 19, 1887

Mr. Milt Hand, of Bloomfield, Ind., is visiting friends at Wheeler. [Wheeler - July 12, 1893]

Letters of remittances from Alois Hann at Winner, S.Dak., says "we are all well (meaning him and his brother Charley) and busy all the time."[Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 21, 1913]

Anthony Hanns, jr., will visit his father, Anthony Hanns, sr., at Altamont, next week. He has not seen his father for 9 years and expects to have a very pleasant time. He will be accompanied by his step-sister, Mrs. Florence Bauer, and half-sister, Miss Lillie Hanns, both of whom have been here on a visit. Oct. 7, 1891

John Hansen has left the Bend. - 1883, DARK BEND [contrib. by Source #28]

Mrs. Tony Hantz of Hume who has been visiting relatives in the Bend returned home Wednesday. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Friday, Jan. 16, 1914]

Mrs. Harden, of Staunton, Ind. is visiting her mother, Mrs. C. Carter, here. Wed., 23 Jan. 1884

Miss Allie Harding got home from Colorado Springs, Col., Thursday where she spent the summer. Sep. 2, 1891

Our old friend, Mark M. Harding, of St. Marie Tp., was in town yesterday. Oct. 29, 1874

Uncle Mark Harding informed us last Saturday that Jesse R. Johnson lost __ety dollars out of his pocket at Saint Marie on the Tuesday before. The money has not yet been found. Tuesday, Apr 15, 1875

Mr. Francis Hargett and two daughters, and Xavier Batch, of Ste. Marie, are visiting relatives in Newark, Ohio. July 3, 1889

Mrs. Kenison Harker, Miss Ella Lake and Master George Harker are reported on the sick list. Hidalgo - February 15, 1888

Mrs. C. P. Harmon and daughter visited at Willow Hill Saturday. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 28, 1913]

Mrs. Emma Harmon will take a trip to Missouri this week. Hunt City, Sept. 10, 1890

While in St. Louis last week we had the pleasure of grasping the hand of Rev. N.E. Harmon, who is now residing at Wichita, Kas., the peerless city of the plains. Mr. and Mrs. Harmon are in good health and sent their regards to Newton friends. Oct. 12, 1887

Veo and Bernard Harmon came home from Olney to spend Thanksgiving with their parents. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 28, 1913]

Mrs. Wiley Harmon and daughter, Miss Lillian Demorres of Olney came up Tuesday morning for a few days visit with relatives in the Bend before leaving for Davenport, Iowa, their future home. [Ste. Marie Tribune - December 19, 1913]

Hon. P.G. Bradberry, of Robinson, is assisting in the defense of John Harmon and Val Seaman, indicted for burglary, larceny, assault, resisting an officer, disturbing the peace and various other offences. Dec. 16, 1891

A petition is in circulation asking Judge Landes to release John Harmon from jail. Feb. 24, 1892

Dr. J.E. Harper, the eye and ear specialist, was in the city, Monday, the guest of Dr. J.B. Harris. He treated a number of cases. [The Newton Press, April 20, 1887]

Judge B.F. Harrah, wife and babies visited relatives at Terre Haute, Ind., Oakland, Ill. and in Grove township, this county, last week.

We are informed that John Harrah has removed to New Liberty, where he will continue the practice of his profession. Aug 19, 1875

John P. Harrah and estimable lady paid her parents a visit on last Sunday, returning home on Monday morning. June 11, 1874

M.W.A.  officers of Gila for the ensuing year:  Richard Harrah, V.C.; R.M. Gunn, clerk; C.C. Spelbring, banker; A.J. Hicks, worthy adviser; Lew Link, escort; A.J. Hicks, Liberty Koontz and Ed Luke, managers. 2nd week of January 1900

Our popular city attorney, Mr. B.F. Harrah, is the happy father of a bright young Democrat. Mother and child are getting along nicely.Jan. 15, 1890

Charlie Harris, formerly of this place, and son of Samuel Harris, deceased, was in town this week. He officiates as salesman for the wholesale Tea House of Geo. Cousins & Co., New York and St. Louis, and makes his headquarters at the latter city.

Celebrated birthdays on Sunday: Dr. Colmore Harris, age 62; Daniel Stark, age 58. Jan. 21, 1891

Gib Harris, who ran away from his home in this city in October 1887, has been heard from at Paris, Ill. His father, Dr. J. B. Harris, now of Victor, Mont., has spent hundreds of dollars hunting for him. Sep. 10, 1890

Joe Harris is rapidly regaining his health, which is evidence that the Jasper county climate agrees with him. May 4, 1876

John B. Harris, our Coroner, and __cher Arnold of Grove township, are __ sojourning in the State of Kansas. __ understand that they will return in __ or three months. Tuesday, Apr 15, 1875

Circuit Clerk J.B. Harris returned from a three weeks sojourn at the seaside, Saturday. He gained 18 lbs. in flesh while absent. August 10, 1887

J.B. Harris got home last week from a trip into Missouri and Kansas where he went on the hunt of his little son Gib. He was always a day too late and came back without the missing lad. February 1, 1888

Dr. John B. Harris in a letter from Victor, Mont., says that he has all the practice in his profession he can attend to, riding as far as 35 miles. He speaks in glowing praise of the mountain state. June 12, 1889

Dr. John B. Harris writes us from Chicago that he will start for Europe Feb. 2 and be absent for three months or more. He expects to visit London, Paris, Berlin and Vienna and will study Pasteur's cure for hydrophobia and Kock's remedy for consumption and will bring home with him some oft he celebrated lymph for consumptive patients. ... On his return he expects to locate permanently at Helena, Mont. Jan. 14, 1891

A letter from Dr. J.B. Harris, at Helena, Mont., informs us of the birth and death of a son to himself and wife. Mrs. Harris was for a time in imminent danger, but her physican now thinks she will recover. We extend our sympathy to Dr. H. and wife. August 17, 1892

John Harris has returned from Kansas, bringing his boy with him. John informed us that he failed to get an introduction to Babcock. Feb. 24, 1876

Capt. B.W. Harris stands an excellent chance of being promoted to the position of major of the 8th Regt. I. N.G. He is the senior captain of the regiment and entitled under military rules to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Major Frank E. Wright, of Tuscola. January 11, 1888

We learn that Mrs. L. Harris contemplates shortely erecting a residence building on the lot immediately south of Mr. S. Kibler's shop. Oct. 28, 1875

Mrs. Lillian Harris and her son Lyman returned from a visit to her sister, Mrs. Retta Best at Columbus, Kansas, last Wednesday evening. While absent, Mrs. H. spent several weeks at the famous summer resort for invalids ----------Eureka Springs, Arkansaw. She is of the opinion that the medicinal properties of the water there is of a high order and that her health was greatly benefitted thereby. 1882 (Contrib. by Source #28)

A Fire ...... On Monday last, about 4, p.m. a stable belonging to W. C. Harris, one square south of this office was discovered on fire, and quickly burned to the ground, destroying a valuable horse, two saddles, a quantity of corn and hay, and other articles. The fire is supposed to be originated from matches, with which some children were playing in the vicinity. Loss about $250. Wed, April 11, 1866

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Harris who have been visiting in the Bend the past few weeks returned to Newton Monday evening. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 14, 1913]

Mr. N. Harrison, of Rogers, Arkansas, was a caller Monday. He informed us that there were a number of Jasper people living in Benton county, Arkansas, his present home. 1883 [contributed by Source #28]

Ferd Hartrich has accepted a position in Albert Spitzer's saloon at Mattoon. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 14, 1913]

Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Hartrich of Olney visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hartrich, several days the first of the week. [Ste. Marie Tribune - December 12, 1913]

Mrs. Paul Hartrich and grandson, Francis Hartrich, left Tuesday morning for a week's visit with her father and other relatives at Chicago. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 14, 1913]

Mrs. Paul Hartrick and little grandson, returned home from Chicago Tuesday. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 21, 1913]

Theo. Hartrich who was confined to his room from the effects of the burns received in an explosion several weeks ago, is now attending to his business. [Ste. Marie Tribune - January 9, 1914]

Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Haskett are at Terre Haute. The latter's mother, a lady well advanced in years, died last week. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of all who know them. August 10, 1887

Lew Hawkins, a half-witted well digger, claims to have been held up last night by a lot of young thieves and robbed of $15.August 10, 1887

W.L. Heath, of Jellico, Tenn., was a visitor in the city last week,. Lee was county treasurer two and a half terms in Jasper county and has a host of friends here. Oct. 7, 1891

A card from Ben Heimrich says to change his paper from Orchard, Iowa, to Newton, route 6, he having returned home to spend the winter with his parents. [Ste. Marie Tribune - December 12, 1913]

Eugene Helmling of Flat Rock, formerly of this city, was in town this week. He is a salesman for a tobacco company. October 21, 1927

Mr. Geo. Helming, of Willow Hill township, called at our office on Monday last, and subscribed for our paper. Mr. H. is a wide awake fellow and believes in patronizing his home paper. June 18, 1874

Hugh Henry is down on a visit from Dewitt county. July 29, 1891

P. R. Henry has rented a hotel Effingham and will move thereto in a few days to take charge of it. Mr. Henry has been so long a leading citizen of our town and County that he will be noticeably missed when he leaves us. July 1, 1891

Billy Hensley who has been night watchman at the cannery at Kansas, Ill., for a couple of months, is at home on a visit. Nov. 9, 1892

D.M. Hensley is erecting a new dwelling house.  Reported March 17, 1880

Milton & Matilda Hensley gave birth to a boy. Reported Oct. 15, 1879

Mr. and Mrs. Rolla Hensley left Monday morning for Willow Hill where they will make their future home. 2nd week of January 1900

A couple of weeks ago while chopping in the woods, southeast of town, in cutting down a tree, a loose limb fell and struck Wm. Hensley, scarring his head and face and breaking his collar bone and one arm. He is recovering, but it will be some time before he is quite well again.

K.C. Hentersher, of Smallwood, and Jacob Sekener and Thomas Dimel, of St. Wendel, will go to California, about March 1, for their health. Feb. 24, 1892

Mr. and Mrs. Anton Hentgen visited their daughter, Mrs. Carl Kilburn at Newton Saturday. [Ste. Marie Tribune - December 19, 1913]

E.W. Hersh and wife and A.F. Calvin and wife are viewing the wonders of the World's Fair this week at Chicago. [July 12, 1893]

E.W. Hersh and wife and A.F. Calvin and wife returned from Chicago Sunday morning. They inform us that they witnessed the terrible fire on the World's Fair grounds and saw one after another of the gallant heroes who fell down in to the flames in the burning cold storage plant. They think from the crowd of men on the tower of the building that the number who perished was nearer 50 than 19 as reported. [The Newton Press, July 19, 1893]

Mrs. Emily Hesler and daughter, Miss Elva, of West Liberty, while on their way to attend the funeral of Joseph Blanchard, in Claremont township, last Sunday, were thrown out of a buggy, near the residence of Thomas Leaf, and severely bruised. Miss Hesler had an arm dislocated which was replaced by Dr. Rice of West Liberty. Nov. 23, 1892

John Hesler has sold his land north of town just across the river and bought a farm in Richland county. Feb. 17, 1892

Charles Hicks has purchased a new covering for his cranium. Perchance he meaneth to capture a feminine. Aug. 20, 1890

Charles Hicks was in town Saturday, and to some of his Democratic friends he stated that he would be a candidate for the nomination for sheriff next year.  Charley is all right, and Grove township can always be depended upon to gi ve a Democratic majority. March 12, 1901

C.E. Hicks is working near Montrose. April 10, 1917

Charles E. Hicks elected Clerk on the Board of Review June 21, 1926.

Cloren Hicks has returned to this vicinity. April 10, 1917

Rather do Jury Duty than Garden Work
Danville, Ill., April 7 - Sitting in a jury box beats digging in a garden in the opinion of two jurors who have been serving in the William county liquor cases in federal court here.  When excused for duty for the rest of the term, the two, William Warner, of Ford county, and C.L. Hicks, of Jasper county, asked to be retained, explaining they would miss the hardest part of the spring planting if held the rest of the month.  The judge sympathized and engaged the two for the balance of the term.  [The Daily Sentinel (Woodstock, IL) 7 Apr 1924, pg. 6]
Many of our youngsters who are in the habit of tripping the fantastic toe and engaging the mazy reel had the pleasure of doing so at the residence of Ellis Hicks last Friday night. March 24, 1880

Our new squire, Ellis Hicks, says he will marry all the young Democrats free who will call on him during his term. Hustle up, boys. May 15, 1889

Mrs. Jack Hicks, Mrs. Jack Strole and Miss Annie Jasper, spent the 4th with Mrs. Frank Wilson of Effingham. July 9, 1890

J. M. Hicks' winter term of school at the Kern closed yesterday with an interesting exhibition at night.  The exercises consisted of orati ons, songs, dialogues, declamation and reading in concert by the school.  All present enjoyed themselves and wish that an entertainment of this kind could be furnished every week. Reported March 17, 1880

J.M. Hicks, Sheriff Ross' popular chief deputy, spent several days of the past week in Grove township with his parents. Oct. 19, 1887

J.M. Hicks was appointed master in chancery last week for the ensuing two years. Dec. 14, 1887

Deputy Sheriff Hicks visited his parents in Grove township over Sunday. July 9, 1890

J.M. Hicks Sundayed in Decatur, the guests of Dr. N.D. Myers and family. June 17, 1891

J.M. Hicks of Chester, is in the county visiting his parents in Grove township.  Mel is working in the co unty treasurer's office of Randolph county. March 8, 1901

J.M. Hicks of Newton was here (Rose Hill in Crooked Creek) Friday enroute to Eastern Grove to look after his river bottom farm. Oct. 21, 1919

J.M. Hicks of Newton was here (Rose Hill in Crooked Creek) returning home form looking after his farm interests in Eastern Grove. Nov. 14, 1919

J.M. Hicks of Newton was with us a few days ago inviting some of the boys to court. Yale, July 30, 1890

J.M. Hicks is clearing out a piece of land up in Grove. Feb. 25, 1891

J.M. Hicks is assisting Circuit clerk Stewart in getting through the rush of business caused by court. Dec. 23, 1891

James M. Hicks, of Newton, was in Robinson last week. Mr. Hicks was many years deputy sheriff of Jasper county and a better one would have been hard to find. He is a man of good qualifications in every respect and so gentlemanly and courteous in his dealings with the public that all learned alike to respect and feel kindly toward him. We wish Mr. Hicks success in his efforts to be appointed deputy warden at Chester as we feel satisfied he would make an elegant and first class officer. Newton Press, Jan 11, 1893, quoted from the Robinson Constitution.

J.M. Hicks is at Chester assisting the new commissioners and warden take an inventory of the property on bands belonging to the state ere they assume charge of the penitentiary. Feb 8, 1893

J.M. Hicks, son John and Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Woodard went to Olney Sunday, to see Mrs. Hicks, who is convalescing from a broken bone of her hip, following a fall from a ladder some weeks ago. They report she is improving rapidly. August 10, 1926

Mrs. J.M. Hicks who fell from a ladder while picking cherries about 3 months ago and sustained a fractured hip, has returned home from the Olney sanitarium where she has been since the accident occurred, receiving treatment. She was brought to this city by Mr. Hicks and son John Monday afternoon. It may be some time before she will be able to walk without the aid of a crutch or a cane. August 31, 1926

"Corn for sale at my crib in Newton" - J.M. Hicks - Friday, Sept 3, 1926

J.M. Hicks, who has been confined to his home for some time with kidney trouble, is again able to be at his desk at the W.L. Raef & Company office in this city. His friends are glad to see him out. Oct. 14, 1927

Isaiah Stewart sold his half interst in the abstract books belonging to J.M. Hicks & Co. to Duane Gaines and has retired from the business. Messrs. Hicks & Gaines have entered into partnership as loan, real estate, insurance agents and abstracerts. August 17, 1892

Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Hicks of South Muddy twp were shoppers in Newton Monday, Aug. 23, 1927.

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hicks of Grove twp were in Newton Wednesday attending circuit court. Oct. 21, 1927

It's a boy and calls Buck Hill "pa". May 15, 1899

George Hill went to Mattoon Tuesday morning for a visit with his mother and sisters. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 21, 1913]

George Hill accompanied his wife and baby home from Rock Island, Ill, Tuesday evening. Mrs. Hill had been visiting there for about 2 months. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 28, 1913]

Lew Hill and Ebe Trainor killed nineteen rattle snakes at the Snake Den up the river yesterday. The shortest snake averaged three feet and a half in length. This may be a snake story you read about, but then John Parkinson's veracity has never been questioned. "The Weekly Press" Apr. 20, 1876

William and Frank Hill returned to the north Monday, where they have employment. They spent last week visiting relatives in this neighborhood [Slate Point] July 9, 1890

Miss Genevive Hines returned ---? from Effingham Tuesday evening where she had been for several days visiting her nephew, Henry Zeigler, who is there at the hospital. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Friday, Jan. 16, 1914]

Miss Jennie Hinman, of Olney, is the guest of Newton friends. [Newton Press, July 26, 1893]

Dr. H.S. Hinman is in Cincinnati receiving medical treatment. September 17, 1887

Dr. H.S. Hinman's professional card will be found elsewhere.  Dr. Hinman when he quit the practice three of four y ears ago had a large number of the best paying patrons in Newton and vicinity.  He is well qualified and wil l no doubt again meet with success. August 19, 1896

Dr. H.S. Hinman and family have moved to Mattoon. Dr. H. is a good citizen and his wife a lady of culture whom we very much regret to see leave Newton. Oct. 19, 1887

Pearl Hinman has returned to St. Louis - Wednesday, August 3, 1892

U.G. Hinman came down from Charleston this morning. July 29, 1891

Ulie Hinman has gone back to Pittsburg, Pa. Wednesday, August 3, 1892

Mr. and Mrs. John Hines and son Stanley of Anna, Ill., returned home after visiting the Picquets a week. [Ste. Marie Tribune - January 9, 1914]

Mike Hines and daughter, Miss Felicitas, attended the funeral of the former's sister, Mrs. Cecelia Sloan at Decatur Sunday. [Ste. Marie Tribune - December 12, 1913]

Mrs. Mike Hines visited her daughter, Miss Isabella, at the State Normal at Charleston, several days the first of this week. While on her way home she stopped at Effingham to visit her brother, Henry Zeigler. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Jan. 23, 1914]

Miss. Clo. Hipp resumed her work at Indianapolis Friday after spending a few weeks with her parents Mr. And Mrs. Chas. Hipp. [Ste. Marie Tribune - January 9, 1914]

Warren Hocking has been appointed postmaster of West Liberty, vice Gideon B. Delzell, removed. Mr. Hocking was appointed because he is a Republican and Mr. Delzell removed because he is a Democrat.

John Hoedebeck of Effingham who has just returned from an extended visit in Oklahoma, was here this week, the guest of John Shrotman and wife. He also visited Rev. Chas. and Miss Mary Floria of the Bend. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Jan. 30, 1914]

Miss Mamie Hoedebecke of Effingham is here spending the week with relatives and friends. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 21, 1913]

Miss Mamie Hoedebecke of Effingham has been employed at J.H. Strotman's store to help during the holiday season. [Ste. Marie Tribune - December 12, 1913]

Miss Mayme Hoedeluck of Effingham arrived here Tuesday evening to assist as clerk in the J.H. Strotman general merchandise store, during the illness of the proprietor. [Ste. Marie Tribune - January 9, 1914]

Miss Mayme Hoedebeck returned to Effingham Monday.[The Sainte Marie Tribune, Jan. 23, 1914]

Mrs. Mattie Hoggins, who has been keeping books in a printing and publishing house in Lebanon, Ohio for a year and a half, has returned to her home at Rose Hill. March 2, 1892

Billy Hollinger writes us from Effingham that it's a boy and that he has named him Frank. Jan. 14, 1891

Mrs. Fred Hollinger and family and Ed Raef go this week to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, their future home. John B. Kinsel purchased Raef's property, on North Lafayette street, and Mrs. Hollinger's household goods were sold on the square, Saturday. Mrs. Hollinger is the widow of the late Fred Hollinger, and has resided in Newton and Jasper county all her life. Her four children --- Misses Rosa, Bertha and Julia and Master Charles, go with her. In Fon du lac they will be met by her brother-in-law, John Zeigler, and family, who have been there some time. The Zeigler boys, John jr, Mike, Leo and Fred, have work in the railroad shops and factories at from $1.50 to $2.50 a day. Aug. 5, 1902 (contrib. by Source #28)

Mr. David Hollingsworth has rendered valuable service in opening out Mr. Nigh's coal-mine. He understands the coal mining business to perfection. July 6, 1876

Mr. and Mrs. R.F. Holm and family left on the afternoon train yesterday for a visit with Mr. Holm's parents at Newton, Illinois. The family will make a trip to Chicago and New York while in the east and will be away from Wenatchee about two months. [The Wenatchee daily world., (Wenatchee, Wash.) November 23, 1906]

Bill Holt and Ebe Trainor have rented a saw mill and contemplate setting the same up in the Kibler neighborhood, some three or four miles north-west of town. From their knowledge of the business we predict they will make it a success. Oct. 28, 1875

Mrs. Wm. Holt has returned to Chicago after a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O.E. Carter. January 3, 1919

J.W. Honey, wife and sons, Johnie and Leonard, and Mrs. Hiram Kelso, daughter and sister-in-law, Miss Stella Kelso, went to Washington, Ind. Saturday, remaining over the 4th visiting friends and relatives there. July 6, 1892

J.W. Honey, T.R. Barker, Hi Kelso and Lou Faller, viewed the wonders of the World's Fair at Chicago, last week. Wednesday, July 5, 1893

Ms. Sally Honey is visiting her sister, Mrs. Melissa McKnight Holm Dayton, Washington. June 3rd, 1891

Mrs. Wm. Houser and Miss Mayme Houser visited relatives in Newton from Saturday until Monday evening. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Jan. 23, 1914]

Mrs. W.H. Houser, sons Orla and George, the latter's wife and daughter Frances, and her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. R.T. Mineo and children spent Sunday with Mr. Houser at Memorial hospital in Mattoon. Friday, Sept 3, 1926

John Howell, the skillful manipulator of the scissors and razor, rusticated in the quiet village of Olney, away from the cares of business a couple of days this week. August 10, 1887

John Howell occupies the house belonging to Mrs. W.H. Robertson, who has gone to Kentucky to reside in the future. March 2, 1892

Mrs. J.W. Howell returned from St. Louis, Tuesday. March 8, 1901

Mrs. J.G. Hubert, of Evansville, is visiting friends at St. Marie. Prof. Hubert, formerly of St. Marie, is now holding a lucrative position as principal of the Trinity Catholic school at Evansville. Louis Hubert is assistant book-keeper at A. Melzer & Co. Sept. 17, 1890

Matt Hubbard is happy because its a boy. July 24, 1889

Clyde Huddlestun and family visited his mother, Mrs. W.V. Huddlestun and family last week, enroute to Florida, where he will be employed by a hard road construction company. Friday, August 20, 1926

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Huddlestun and baby of Three Rivers, Michigan are visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James A. Huddlestun south of Newton. Mr. Huddlestun, a former teach of the Newton Grade school is now managing a lumber yard at Three Rivers. C.A. Goble, principal at the same time Ralph was teaching, is employed by the same firm. December 16, 1926

John Huff left Wednesday afternoon for St.Louis. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 21, 1913]

Ted Huff of Sainte Marie was in Newton, Monday, fixing up his papers for his adjusted compensation as a veteran of the World War.... May 3, 1927

Mrs. Ted Huff and children went to St. Peters Monday for a few days visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Xavier Schuch. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 21, 1913]

Mrs. Joshua Hume was 51 years old on the 4th inst. and 120 friends and relatives called at her hospitable home in Willow Hill twp and gave her a birthday dinner. She was born in Preble county, Ohio, Jan. 4, 1840; came with her parents to Jasper Co. in 1853 and was married to Joshua Hume Dec. 22, 1862. Five children were born to them, 2 sons and 3 daughters, the eldest of whom is the wife of John W. Shup, jr. of Smallwood twp. Her father was G.F.Freeman, a pioneer, and a highly respected citizen. She has been a worthy member of the Primitive Baptist church for many years. Jan. 14, 1891

From Dogwood, Aug 13, 1874: Thomas Hunt has donated one acre of land for building site [the Christian Church], lying three and one fourth miles north of the Newton and Greenup road.

Thomas Hunt Jr., a son of Mart's who has been living with his family at Flora, is now a resident of Washington, Ind. June 24, 1904

Hon. A. J. Hunter of Paris was in this place the latter part of last week looking after his interest for Congress. Mr. H. is a fervent advocate of the greenback policy, and made an interesting speech upon that and other political questions of the day. " The Weekly Press" Apr. 20, 1876

Albert Huss lost a fine four year old horse Monday. The disease which it had resembled meningitis. We notice from our exchanges that many horses are dying over the country. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Friday, Jan. 16, 1914]

Our young friend, Master Frank Huss, the obliging salesman who graces the counter of Dr. Andrews' Drug Store, requests us to return his thanks to a young lady friend for a highly appreciated present in the shape of two very handsome neck-ties. [The Newton Press, Mar 6, 1874]

Fred Huss who has been working on a farm near Somonauk the past two years came home Friday evening to spend several months here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Huss. [Ste. Marie Tribune - December 19, 1913]

Miss Veronica Huss returned to Indianapolis Wednesday after a several weeks' visit here with home folks. Miss Myrtie Kirts accompanied her to the city. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 14, 1913]

Mr. Hussong and daughter, of North Muddy Tp., Uncle Ballard Brown, and various others of our country friends have called at the Press office since last issues. May 11, 1876

Wesley Hutson and wife brought the remains of their infant child down to her father's to be interred in the South Muddy cemetery. The parents have the sympathy of all their neighbors.


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