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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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C.E. Ingram has purchased the good will and furniture of the Cottage House of Mrs. Elizabeth Spoon, which he took charge of on Monday. Mrs. Spoon moved to one of the Boos flats. Oct. 19, 1887

Mr. Ransom Ingraham, of Smallwood tp., is having some difficulty with his creditors. He wants to move to Texas or somewhere else, but they are not favorable to the project. Some of his household goods have been attached, and the matter is to be settled through the Courts. Oct. 12, 1876.

J.P. Jack's, J.S. Dill's and J.M. Hicks schools have closed. Reported March 10, 1880

Miss Millie Jackson returned from a visit to relatives and friends at Sandusky, Columbus and other points in Ohio Friday. She is again behind the counter in the Chicago Store. Aug. 7, 1889

LOST IN THE WOODS.....GRAND-MA JAMES WANDERS AWAY FROM HOME WALKS SEVERAL MILES BEFORE REACHING A ROAD - Mrs. Jane James, of West Jourdan street, who in in her 82nd year and suffering from a paralytic stroke received some time ago, went to a nearby orchard yesterday afternoon to get a few apples, and seeing some horses that she feared might run over her, became frightened, wandering away into the woods, and there got lost---remaining absent until dark, when she was brought to town by R.T. Yaw, who found her about three miles northwest of Newton on the Kelso farm, formerly the residence of the late Dr. Otto Von Reudgish, well known to the people of Jasper county a third of a century ago. During her absence, Mrs. James must have walked about 6 to 8 miles. In a pasture she saw a herd of Hereford cattle, and they on noticing that she was in the field, started towards her when she stampeded them by waving her bonnet.
Grand-Ma James is the widow of James E. James, a pioneer of Jasper county, who in the early days preceding and during the Civil War was sheriff and county judge. She lives with her son Gus and daughter Mrs. Laura Barker. When Mr. Yaw saw her she did not seem to be excited, but was so fatigued from travel as to be almost past going, so he hitched up a horse to a buggy and drove to Newton with her. 1902. [contrib. by Source #28]

Willow Hill: Miss Leota James, of Advance, visited friends in this vicinity the past week. [The Newton Press, April 20, 1887]

Miss Lillian M. James, of the west part of Wade township, has gone to Shelby county, where she will attend the summer normal and teach a winter term of school. [The Newton Press, July 19, 1893]

Israel Jarred, of Grandville township, administrator of the estate of John H. Watt, deceased, was in attendance at County Court on Monday last, adjusting the claims of said estate. June 18, 1874

A Sabbath School was organized at the Long Branch School House, in Smallwood township on Sunday last, with Miss Mary Jaynes as superintendent. June 11, 1874

Miss Mary Jayne is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Mollie Larrabee, at Wheeler. [Wheeler - July 12, 1893]

E.T. Jean and family have gone to Mt. Vernon to live, where the former is engaged in the poultry business. Feb. 4, 1891

Misses Ada Jenkins and Leota Gillmore, of Effingham, are the guests of their aunt, Mrs. Clara Gillmore. July 31, 1889

Clarence Jenkins and wife have moved back from St. Louis. Too many drinks out of the Ambraw. [Slate Point, July 19, 1893]

The case of embezzlement against Mr. J.L. Jessup, from this county to Richland on a change of venue, was nollied. Mr. Jessup as supervisor of Fox township fell behind in his accounts, but that he ever did so intentionally no one acquainted with him will for an instant believe. He paid over every dollar to his successor and as there was nothing but useless trouble and expense to be made by prosecuting, State's Attorney Harrah wisely entered a nollie. [The Newton Press, April 20, 1887]

Dr. Johnson, the colored tonsorial artist, who left the city so abruptly last week, returned on Friday. He was immediately escorted to the county jail, were he will remain until the next term of court. Oct. 17, 1876

B. Johnson is rejoicing over the arrival of a girl at his home; but she's no Republican. Advance, Nov. 30, 1892

Edgar F. Johnson and wife visited Effingham and Marion county friends, returning yesterday morning. Edgar started to ride a bicycle to Shumway, but came back per steam car. [The Newton Press, July 19, 1893]

Jesse Johnson, jr. has returned from a trip to the Pacific coast. [July 5, 1893]

Miss Callie Johnson of Effingham, is visiting Miss Jennie Shouse. March 8, 1901

Misses Lottie and Fannie Johnson entertained a large number of their young friends at a party at the residence of their parents last night. August 19, 1896

Geo. W. Johnson has taken a position as workman and salesman in Breneman's jewelry store. August 10, 1887

Hale Johnson and wife went to Eureka, Saturday, and spent the Sabbath with their son Frank, who is attending college there.Oct. 22, 1890

Dr. John B. Johnson's barn at the Mineral Springs, with the contents of oats and hay, were destroyed by fire, Friday. A little grand-son in imitating some older people smoking lighted the building with a match. Loss $200 with no insurance. September 17, 1887

Joseph Johnson, from Tenn., who is visiting his brother here, seems to think the Advance girls are very attractive; but they don't think he is a very good subject. Nov. 30, 1892

Marion Johnson of Beatrice, Neb., is in the city visiting his parents. He has taken up a fine claim in Norton county, Neb. October 5, 1887

Simpson Johnson and Henry Edison are at Chicago this week, attending the State Grand Lodge of Masons. Oct. 8, 1874

A letter from S.M. Johnson directing us to change his address on the Press mailing list to Huron, Dakota is received. Mr. Johnson goes there with his family in a few days. He is the state agent for the Bloomington Mutual Life Benefit Association. [unknown date; contrib. by Source #28]

Wm. F. Johnson, a Newton boy of years ago, but now general superintendent of an insurance company in Dakota, tapped us on the shoulder at the Association meeting, Wednesay. He was in Danville on business. Jan. 20, 1889

Wm. Johnson left for a visit to his old home in Wayne county, Ind., yesterday. Aug. 12, 1891

Guy Johnston went to Chicago, Thursday, where he will work in a bank. Guy is a son of Rev. U.G. Johnston, formerly pastor of the M.E. Church in this city. June 24, 1904

A.B. Jones, our new "squire", was the recipient of a very fine hand painting picture in honor of his election.April 10, 1917

A.G. Jones, of Chester, Ill., formerly a citizen of this place, and by-the-way a capital good fellow with the exception that he is a radical republican, is visiting his many friends in old Jasper this week. March 15, 1877

Bub. Jones has purchased Uncle Jimmy Edlin's interest in the cabinet shop and now "goes it" on his own hook. Nov. 25, 1875

George Jones, of Champaign, Ills., is here paying his brother, T.B. Jones, a visit. Oct. 28, 1875

Geo. W. Jones and wife, of Nebraska, are visiting friends in Crooked Creek township, the old home of the former. January 9, 1889

Uncle Laban Jones, one of the pioneers of Jasper county -- an industrious, harmless, christian citizen, is compelled in his old age to seek assistance at the poor house. If the good people of this country could be induced to divert a little of the money that they send to the heathens to convert a race that don't want any conversion and apply it to such worthy objects of charity at home as the assisting of men and women who like Uncle Laban have devoted their lives to honest and honorable pursuits, there would be a great deal more of the kind of christianity in it that counts for something in -- --. Nov. 23, 1892

Dr. Lucian Jones, of Bloomington, is here visiting the family of his Uncle, Mr. P.S. McLaughlin. We learn the Mr. J. and his brother "Mac" contemplate attending the Louisvill e Medical College during the fall and winter months. Sep. 14, 1876

Mrs. Z. Jones had to give up her school on account of ill health. Arthur Barlow will finish her time. February 15, 1888

Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Jones of Mattoon spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Brooks. April 10, 1917

Walter Jones, who has been over at St. Louis in a store for several months, is back on a visit. July 29, 1891.

William Jourdan is down from Champaign county, looking after business affairs. He and his family are living on a farm. Jan. 20, 1920

Henry Kasserman was in the city and County last week on a visit. He will graduate next week Iola McKendree in the law department after which he will go to Mount Vernon, IL to practice his profession. His brother John went with him. June 3rd, 1891

Stephen Kasserman left for a visit to Ohio yesterday. Sep. 2, 1891

Albert Kaufman transacted business at Newton Monday. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Friday, Jan. 16, 1914]

Misses Julia and Gertrude Kaufman, teachers near Wheeler, spent Saturday and Sunday with their mother, Mrs. Anthony Kaufman, of Boos. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Jan. 23, 1914]

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kaufman are the proud parents of a bouncing baby girl, born Sunday. Weight 11 pounds. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 21, 1913]

J.J. Keavin got home from a visit to his parents in New York this morning. His sister, Miss Nellie Keavin, came with him. July 24, 1889

J.J. Keavin has leased Mrs. Sophia Geoppner's elegant brick residence for five years and with his sister Nellie and brother Martin, will move to it soon. March 1, 1893

Ed Kellam and Lee Taylor will attend the Terre Haute Commercial College, going about Sept. 1.August 24, 1887

Al Keller, of Trenton and Nick Keller, of Hume, who have been visiting relatives and friends at Ste. Marie, were callers Saturday. July 10, 1889

Mrs. Everett Keller and children returned home form Olney Saturday morning where they were spending a few days with relatives and friends. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Jan. 23, 1914]

Mike Keller returned homes from Danville ….[can't read]… he had been visiting his son John whom he reports being confined to his be d with an attack of appendicitis and gall stones, which will most probably necessitate an operation. [Ste. Marie Tribune - January 9, 1914]

G.W. Keller went to Linton, Ind. to haul coal. Gila, Oct. 12, 1887

Peter Keller of Danville arrived here Monday evening for a few weeks visit with relatives and friends. [Ste. Marie Tribune - January 9, 1914]

Chas. H. Kelly has been appointed postmaster at Effingham. Dec. 30, 1885

J.N. Kelley has been appointed postmaster of Hazel Dell, vice Michael Kelley, deceased. November 16, 1887

Frank Kelly, of Fox township, will sell his stock Dec. 2, preparatory to going south or west. Nov. 12, 1890

Frank Kelley has gone west. Dec. 31, 1890

Mrs. Park M. Kelly, of Mattoon, is visiting her parents, honorable and Mrs. B. E. Brown. June 3rd, 1891

Quite a breeze was created up in the north end of the county over an altercation between Chas. R. Kelso of this city, and Anselmo Jack of Grove township, resulting in the former giving the latter 43 lashes with a wagon whip. The racket grew out of a dispute over some walnut logs sold by Jack to Kelso. Both parties are high strung and each sincerely deprecates the trouble. Kelso pleaded guilty to an assault and was fined cost and all $36.70. October 12, 1887

Miss Ella Kelso is at home on a visit from Peoria, where she attends school. [The Newton Press, April 20, 1887]

Miss Stella Kelso went to Wellington, Kas., last week to visit her sisters there. August 10, 1892

Captain and Mrs. C.D. Kendall and daughter May have returned from a trip through the east. Sept. 1901 (reprinted in "Ye Olde Days" Sept. 21, 1926)

From Newton, Our genial friend and former townsman, C.D. Kendall, of Newton, was in Louisville this week. He called on the Ledger and renewed his subscription. Cap is well pleased with Newton, and is engaged in a good business at that place. - 1883 [contrib. by Source #28]

Harry F. Kendall is down from Champaign, on a visit. June 24, 1891

Harry Kendall was down from Champaign on the 4th. [July 5, 1893]

Harry F. Kendall is down from Champaign, spending the holidays at his fathers, C.D. Kendall's.

Miss May Kendall of Newton is the guest of Miss Maud Cooksey. 2nd week of January 1900

C.D. Kendall and fmaily were called to Bible Grove, Monday, on account of the serious illness of Mrs. K's mother. August 17, 1892

County Clerk H.K. Powell has called a special election for April 3, 1877 to elect a successor to Coroner John Kern, deceased. January 1877

Worley Kester .... will go to Marion, Ind. to run a dairy. Nov. 19, 1890

Wesley Keys and wife, Chas. Keys and wife, all of Lebanon, Ind., spent a part of last week here visiting the boys' parents, Rev. and Mrs. J.H. Keys. - West Salem Advocate. - Wesley was butter-maker here several years ago. [Ste. Marie Tribune - January 9, 1914]

Uncle Adam Kibler went to Gainesville, Texas last week to spend the winter with E.C. Kibler and family. Nov. 28, 1888

Some thief tried to enter the stable of Dan. Kibler the other evening and steal his horses. This kind of business is getting to be most too prevalent to be tolerated any longer. Almost every day we hear of horses being stolen or attempts to steal, and it is time now for our citizens to take action in the matter. Dan. suggests that the people meet and form a Horse Protection Association, which is a good idea and meets our favorable approval. Aug. 6, 1874

Daniel Kibler wants to sell his farm, and from Jasper seek the genial climate of Texas. Dan has one of the best farms in the county, and it can be purchased cheap. Jasper would sorrow to lose Uncle Dan. March 9, 1876.

Frank Kibler has placed us under obligations for Idaho Territory papers. Feb. 4, 1875

We are under obligations to Frank Kibler, formerly of this place, but now a resident of Silver City, Owyhee county, Idaho Territory, for a copy of the Owyhee "Avalanche," a neat six column weekly paper, published by W.J. Hill. [The Newton Press, Jan 2, 1874]

We call attention to a letter in another column from Idaho Territory, written by our young friend, B.F. Kibler. Frank says that girls out there are scarce, but if he had added that there were lots of young men who are "on the marry" our surplus age might have been induced to emigrate, thereby supplying their demand. [The Newton Press, Apr 10 1874]

Francis M. Kibler, A.A. Hankins, H.L. Dennis, John H. Groves, Peter Jackson, Hartrich Bros., E.C. Flinn, Prior R. Lewis, A.D. Leamon, Wm. Houser and Elizabeth Wagoner, subscribed for the Press since our last issue. Thank you one and all.[The Newton Press, Mar 27, 1874]

George Kibler, Thos. Hunt, Charley Hicks and Amos Myers attended the state fair. Gila, October 5, 1887

George Kibler, Jr., formerly of Jasper but now of Moultrie county, visited his parents and friends last week. North Muddy - January 9, 1889

There was a New Year's dinner at Ike Kibler's. Everybody seemed to enjoy themselves. Byrd - January 9, 1889

Marion Kibler, one of the boys of the '60s, is here on a visit. He resides at Roseville, Ind. Marion, his father Daniel Kibler, and brother Frank used to run the old steam grist mill when Newton was without a sidewalk and the only brick buildings in town were the courthouse and Larrabee corner. July 1, 1891

Mrs. Dr. O.A. Kibler and Mrs. John Stone and daughter, Marjorie, visited in Casey yesterday. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, December 12, 1913]

Mrs. O.A. Kibler went to Louisville, Ill., Monday evening for a few days visit with relatives and friends. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 14, 1913]

Dr. O.A. Kibler visited in Olney over Monday night. Mrs. Kibler who had been visiting at Louisville returned home with him the next morning. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 21, 1913]

Dr. O.A. Kibler was in East ST. Louis a few days the first of the week taking an examination in anatomy under the civil service. [Ste. Marie Tribune - January 9, 1914]

P.D. Kibler went to Memphis, MO. last week to visit his sister, Mrs. Alice Mathews. He will return in about two weeks.

The tarriff reform league here is doing good work with P.D. Kibler, president, Henry Chezem, vice president, B.E. Frazier, secretary and A.L. Newlin, treasurer. Gila, Sept. 10, 1890

R.A. Kibler of Lerna was a business caller in Newton Friday. Tuesday, January 4, 1927

Robert Kibler, from Rose Hill, was in this vicinity last week, buying fat stock. Bob is a hustler and pays good prices. Slate Point, Nov. 30, 1892

St. Peter: Mr. S.L. Kibler of Newton has become a resident of this locality. [St. Peter, The Newton Press, April 24, 1878]

Uncle Silas Kibler, the shoemaker across the way, is one of the cleverest fellows in town. If any of our friends need work done in his line we advise them to give him a call. June 11, 1874

Mr. and Mrs. S.J. Kibler visited over Sunday at Charleston with their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. HugarCurl. April 10, 1917

Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Kibler and daughters Velma and Lavange motored to Toledo, Sunday, and spent the day with their son R.A. Kibler, and family. May 3, 1927

Mrs. W.H. Kibler is fast convalescing from a severe illness. Slate Point, Apr. 8, 1891

W.H. Kibler is building himself a nice residence. He has it enclosed and will wait until next spring to plaster and complete it. Clay Vanderhoof did the carpenter work. Slate Point, Nov. 30, 1892

Harrison Kilbourn and ---- Reynolds have rented the mill and will soon be ready to grind. Rose Hill, Nov. 30, 1877

Sam King is selling county rights in Nebraska for Chamblin's Mechanical Telephone. August 10, 1892

Dr. W.M. King who has been in Dakota for some time past, is back home. Dec. 28, 1892

Mr. and Mrs. E.F. Kinsel and family of Vandalia, and Mr. and Mrs. Owen Chapman and family of bridgeport were Sunday visitors with Mr. and Mrs. I.W. Chapman. May 3, 1927

Ed. F. Kinsel has bought the interest of his partner, Frank Hopper, in the feather renovater. [The Newton Press, April 20, 1887]

Louis Kinsel joined his wife at Chicago, Saturday and is visiting the World's Fair. [July 12, 1893]

Zan Kinsel went to Chicago, last week. He was an eye-witness of the terrible fire at the cold storage house in which 19 men were burned to death. [The Newton Press, July 19, 1893]

Mrs. M.D. Kirkham and daughter Ruby of near Wheeler are in Effingham, spending a few days at the homes of the famillies of Roscoe Harris and R.V. McCallen. Original source: Effingham Review, August 18, 1926, quoted in Newton Press August 20, 1926

Miss Ruth Kittle left today for Jefferson City, Mo., to begin her duties as a Field Investigator, Division of Child Hygiene, U.S. Public Health Service. Jan. 20, 1920

An industrious young man by the name of Frank Kleir, procured one day last week from our County Clerk, marriage license to marry one Miss Catherine Perrine, with the intention of marrying shortly afterwards and moving on a neat commodious farm, which he had previously prepared for the occasion; but through the efforts of some under-minding individuals, Miss Perrine was induced to refuse to marry Mr. Kleir, and the license has been returned. [The Newton Press, Mar 6, 1874]

M.B. Kline of Greenup was a business visitor in town Monday night and Tuesday. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 21, 1913]

E.H. Knowles, a festive widower of 35 and a rising member of the bar in Mt. Carmel, recently took him a new wife and is now confronted with the paternity of Miss Ida Abshen's child. He's a dandy, a Republican and a prospective statesman. Aug. 12, 1891

Joseph and Sylvan Kolb left Monday morning for Mattoon for a few days visit with relatives. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 21, 1913]

Chas. Koerner is fixing up his house. - 1883, DARK BEND [contrib. by Source #28]

Joseph Kolb went to Charleston Wednesday evening, where he has a position in a tailoring shop. [Ste. Marie Tribune - December 19, 1913]

I.L. Koontz has bought a new automobile. April 10, 1917

Mrs. Julia A. Koontz was surprised on her 50th brithday, Dec. 28, with a dinner. A large number of friends were present. January 9, 1889

Charles Krabbe and family of Newton were visitors in Dieterich, Sunday, with C.J. Krabbe and family. August 20, 1926

Frank E. Kraus and son, Edgar, spent Monday in Effingham where Mr. Kraus went to look at a herd of Holstein cattle. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Jan. 23, 1914]

Miss Josephine Kraus came home from Lawrenceville yesterday for a few days visit with home folks in the Bend. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, December 12, 1913]

Mrs. Corda Krebs, who left here about a year ago and went to Seattle, Wash., is now clerking in a store at a good salary. Her two children have joined her there. Jan 20. 1892

Mrs. Corde Krebs, who has been at Seattle, Wash., for a couple of years, has returned to Newton....Wednesday, August 3, 1892

W.L. Lake returned home last Wednesday, on account of sickness in his family. 1882 (contrib. by Source #28)

Marion Lamb, our merchant, was called to Winchester, Ind. to see his grandfather who was dangerously ill, but on his return reports him better. His sister-in-law, Miss Mel Hill came home with him. Gila, Dec. 10, 1890

Theodore Lancaster of Bogota vicinity was a business caller at the Press office, Monday. Tuesday, January 18, 1927

W.H. Lancaster's barn, two and three quarters miles southwest of Bogota burned Wednesday of last week, November 19, and with it two animals, a lot of hay, grain, automobile, etc. The losses were as follows: Building, 36 by 40 feet, $12,000; fifteen tons of hay, $300; Belgian stallion, Carl deAddee, $650; Ben Harrison, a jack, $500; corn, oats and rye, $100; new Ford car, $580; wheat drill, small tools, harness and two cultivators, $250; total, $3380. He carried insurance for $650. Mr. Lancaster was away from home. No one of the family smokes and none of them had been at the barn for several hours. The fire was first observed at or near noon and at that time the flames were then bursting forth so as to be impossible to do anything toward getting the stock or implements out. The origin is a mystery, but the most likely theory is that a tramp accidently started a blaze in lighting a pipe, Either that, or some unknown enemy is responsible. Mr. Lancaster was born and raised on the farm and does not know of anybody who has any ill-will towards him. Nov. 25, 1919

James L. Land, John R. Yelton and Charles Hunsacker of Crooked Creek township were attending court in Newton, Wednesday. October 21, 1927

J.T. Land, a wide-awake Democrat, of Crooked Creek Tp., called today and subscribed for the Press. May 4, 1876

Hon. S.Z. Landes is home during the holiday's, from Washington. Dec 30, 1885 [contrib. by Source #28]

Doctor Larabee had some apples stolen some time ago, but only part were taken. It was a democrat that took them, if it had been a republican, he would have taken them all. - 1883, LATONA [contrib. by Source #28]

Arthur Large and Miss Lulu Love, who have been attending college at Fairfield, are at home. July 24, 1889

Mrs. Mary Large, of Lebanon, visited friends here last week. Arthur will attend the McKendree College until he graduates. [July 12, 1893]

Dr. James Larrabee, of Latona, called on us Friday. Dr. L. represented this district in the last legislature and it is to his credit that no suspicion of corruption clings to his garments. He is a man of unblemished reputation, a sterling Democrat and if he should be honored by a re-election the people and the party would have no cause for regret. Oct. 12, 1887

Dr. James Larrabee & wife, visited their son John, of Newton, last week. Wheeler, July 22, 1891

John H. Larrabee went to Chicago to the Word's Fair, Saturday night. Mrs. Larrabee and daughter Annie have been there for several days. [The Newton Press, July 19, 1893]

Mrs. John H. Larrabee is visiting Wheatland, Ind. August 24, 1887

George Larue left Wednesday evening for a two months' tour through Texas. George intends to visit all the principal cities of the Lone Star State. [Ste. Marie Tribune - December 19, 1913]

Geo. Larue returned home from points in Texas and Mexico Monday morning. George had intended to spend the winter in those parts of the country but conditions since the uprising are such that he deemed it best not to remain. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Friday, Jan. 16, 1914]

Harry Lathrop sold a handsome $100 monument to Ferd Loy at Effingham last week. Harry has the reputation of doing the best and cheapest work of any marble dealer in this part of suckerdom. July 29, 1891

Miss Dora Laugel of Newton spent Sunday here with relatives. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, December 19, 1913]

Gus Laugel of Altamont was a business visitor in town Tuesday. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 21, 1913]

Mr. Severine Laugel, of Boos Station, was in town yesterday. Many of his friends are urging him to become a candidate for the office of circuit clerk at the next election. October 5, 1887

S.F. Laugel was taken to Norbury's sanitarium at Jacksonville, Tuesday. He is suffering from nervousness and worry and this institution specializes in the care of that kind of case. October 21, 1927

Alex Layman, a tough citizen, cut and severely wounded Wes Lynn and wife at a dance in Range Creek Bottoms, this side of Greenup, a few nights ago. As a rule, these country shakedowns are good places to go to if a man wants to get his nose spread all over his face, or have a beefsteak put on one eye. Nov. 4, 1891

Wm. Leamon and Riley Staley of Charlottesville are visiting relatives here. Mr. Leamon is a nephew of Uncle James Leamon of Granville and Cyrus Leamon of Wade twp. Mr. Staley is brother of Eva and Lizzie Staley, dress makers of Newton. June 17, 1891

Columbus Lee writes us from Waterman, Ind., to continue the Press to him. [unknown date; contrib. by Source #28]

Miss Lillian Lee, of Champaign county, has been the guest of Newton relatives for several days. She is a grand-niece of Wm. Shup. Yesterday she and Miss Gertie Shup went to Lis to spend a few days with the family of John H. Shup. [July 12, 1893]

John Leffler, of Willow Hill tp., and many others of our country friends, paid their respects to the Press office last week. May 4, 1876

J.R. Leighty is in the city and will establish a cigar factory here. He is a skilled workman and his plant will be quite an addition to the industries of the town. He has secured a place for business and will be ready to begin in a few days in the rear of the Indianapolis Grocery. Sep. 7, 1892

Mr.and Mrs. Frank Leinhart visited in Newton Wednesday. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, November 14, 1913]

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Leinhart and Miss Ina Kirts visited in Newton Monday. [Ste. Marie Tribune - December 19, 1913]

Some sneak went into the livery stable of John and Bert Lemay last Monday night and stole a set of harness worth about thirty dollars. Tuesday, Apr 15, 1875

Birt Lemay has a sore lip, and that sore lip is very suggestive. Did it come of kissing the girls, or was it caused by licking postage stamps? What smart Aleck will solve the problem? May 11, 1876 May 18: Birt Lemay's lip is healing.

Charles Lemay celebrated his 21st birthday with a party on the 18th inst. July 24, 1889

John Lemay and Mr. Wright, proprietor of the St. Clair Hotel, went to Effingham last Monday on business. March 30, 1876

Our Deputy Sheriff, John C. Lemay, had the pleasure of taking an extra trip to St. Marie last Tuesday. He ws the victim of mis-placed confidence. Aug. 6, 1874

Mrs. Dora Lester is visiting her sisters, Mrs. Lillian Harris and Mrs. H.M. Printz. Sept 30, 1891

Ed Lester and wife will move to New Harmony, Ind. soon. July 16, 1884 [contrib. by Source #28]

Rev. L.R. Levering, of Olney, will fill the pulpit of the Presbyterian church on next Sabbath, and at the Vanderhoof school house at 3:30 p.m. [July 12, 1893]

Miss Barbara Lewis has the leading paper forwarded to her at Gays, Moultrie County. July 3, 1889

James Lewis, Lew Hill and some others are at work laying steel rails on the north end of the P., D. & E. September 17, 1887

John A. Lewis sold his North Muddy 80 acre farm to J.A. Briscoe, of northern Illinois, for $2,400. Sep. 28, 1892

John A. Lewis came over from Effingham Saturday and remained until Monday, the guest of his daughter, Mrs. H. A. Faller. June 3rd, 1891

John A. Lewis went to Chicago Saturday night to look after the interest of the Jasper County Loan and Building association, to see something about the proposed electric light plant for Newton and to get a squint at the World's Fair. [Newton Press, July 26, 1893]

Mrs. Lydia Lewis, aged 86 years, who resides with her son John A. Lewis in the west part of town, slipped and fell on the ice in the yard last week, receiving severe bruises about the hips and shoulders. January 25, 1888

Rev. W.T. Lewis and wife attended church at Willow Hill Sunday, for the first time in several years. Yale 1904

H.M. Lickliter, late of the I&I.S. postal service, is in Oklahoma attending his sick father. July 3, 1889

Rev. W.B. Lile will conduct services at the Baptist church Saturday night and on Sunday morning and evening. 2nd week of January 1900

Rev. W.B. Lile will conduct services at First Baptist church Saturday night and Sunday in the morning and at night, his subject on the latter occasion being:  "Selecting a Husband" March 8, 1901

Cecil I. Linthicum of Mattoon was here Sunday on his way to Eastern Grove for a visit with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Ebbert, uncles W.A. Linthicum and I.L. Koontz and other relatives. Cecil is a senior student at the Eastern Ilinois Normal school at Charleston.

Charles Linthicum, Frank Hesler and JohnBranstein conveyed Charles Bell, Charles Bennett and Henry Bartels to the penitentiary, last week. They inform us that Geo. V. Vanderhoof, who is a guard along the prison walls, is sick; that B.W. Harris is a day watch on the inside of the pen, and is locked up with the prisoners whom he has to keep at work; that Silas Malcom is growing gray rapidly; that Wm. Campbell is so incorrigible that he has to be put in the stocks and kept in solitary confinement much of the time and that James Nash is getting along all right. The rest of the boys they didn't see.

Recently a citizen of this county was at the Chester penitentiary, and while out in the yard viewing the convicts, he saw Charles Lipes, many years ago a resident of Newton, who was there in striped clothes, going under an assumed name.  Charley is a son of the late John B. Lipes, a Holiness preacher who died at the Soldiers' Home in Quincy. March 12, 1901

Miss Clair Litzelmann is attending school in St. Louis. September 17, 1887

Eustace Litzelman visited relatives in Newton Sunday. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Jan. 23, 1914]

Eugene and Eustace Litzelman went to St. Louis Tuesday morning where they expect to find employment. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Jan. 23, 1914]

Joe Litzelmann steps as high as though he had just bursted the nail off of his big toe. He's got a new hotel register and a new baby. Frank Chinnett and "Coon" Bickers produce inelegant specimens of their John Hancock on the register, while Joe busies himself playing with the baby. Sep 14, 1876

Mayor Litzelmann went to St. Louis last week and brought his two daughters, Misses Clair and Charline, home. They have been attending a convent college there. July 3, 1889

Frank and John Lobmier and Mrs. Geo. Lobmier were Effingham visitors last Thursday. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Friday, Jan. 16, 1914]

Miss Nellie Lolla has returned from West Salem. [Newton Press, August 2, 1893]

Harlan Long is at home from Chicago on a visit. April 27, 1892

J. P. Long and C. W. Mason, of Arnold, are visitors in the city today, accompanied by J. S. Long, of Newton, Illinois who is enroute home after a visit of two weeks with his brother at Arnold. [Custer County Republican, December 26, 1907, (Broken Bow, Neb.)]

James Love, the live grain dealer at the Narrow Gauge depot, is on the sick list. John W. Shup, jr., attends to the business for him. September 17, 1887

James Love and wife and Thomas Love and wife drove to Shelby county Sunday, to see Charles Love who is very ill. Aug. 12, 1891

Mrs. James Love and daughter, Lora, Tony Crowley, J.M. Melton and Wm. Roderick have returned from Denver. Sep. 7, 1892

Charles Love, brother of Jim and Tom, has moved to a farm near Wheeler from up about Neoga. March 23, 1892

James Love has the foundation laid in brick for a substantial frame dwelling on the east side. [July 5, 1893]

Misses Lulu Love and Rilla E. Wilson have been visiting relatives and friends at Wheeler for the past two weeks. [Newton Press, August 2, 1893]

Robt. Lowe sold his horse to Greenup parties and will soon leave for the west. Feb. 22, 1888 (Left Feb. 29 for Colorado)

William Loy is making ties near Elliotstown. Latona, Nov. 30, 1877

Geo. Lutz and Jack Johnson, two of Olney's clever and energetic business men, were in Newton on Monday last… "The Weekly Press" Apr. 20, 1876



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