Jasper County, IL Sick List

The Newton Press newspaper often reported on who was sick that week. Some recovered, many did not. And since the Press did not print obits on everybody who died, this may be the only way to find out what happened to your relative. Don't forget to check the obituary pages in this website for possible further info.

All of these items have been transcribed by ©Kim Torp, except where noted.

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Sept. 2, 1875: "Nearly everybody in Newton and vicinity are sick."

February or early March, 1877 newspaper: "Whooping cough prevailing in South Muddy. Sickness is increasing, and the rate of mortality is alarming. It is estimated twenty ___e deaths have occurred in this county within the past week."

January 27, 1876: "We learn that there are three or four new cases of small pox, near Granville, and one or two persons have died."

Feb. 10, 1876: "15 or 20 persons have died in this county within the past three weeks"

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L.C. Abbott got a tendon on his hand nipped by a saw yesterday. Newton Press, July 26, 1893

Adkin, John A. Brown and Wm. Barton are very sick. Jan 4, 1877

Mrs. Thos. Adkins is lying dangerously ill of pneumonia at her home, a short distance west of Newton.  Drs. Maxwell and Faller are her attending physicians. Newton Press March 3, 1880

Samuel Allison is in critical condition. He has been sick two months with some chronic disease. Dr. Franke of Newton was summoned to his bedside Sunday. The Dr. says there is little hope for recovery. Yale, July 16, 1890

S.C. Andrews is down with a severe attack of inflammatory rheumatism. Feb. 4, 1891

Dr. S.C. Andrews is up and around, when the weather is pleasant; but he looks as if he had suffered severely with inflammatory rheumatism. We hope he may soon entirely recover. Mar. 25, 1891

Rev. I.S.
Armstrong, we regret to state, is in very delicate health. He is suffering with disease of the heart. May 7, 1874

Minnie Ayers, daughter of William Ayers, has been very sick with intermittent fever. She is better at present writing. Yale, July 16, 1890

Uncle Billy Babbs has been on the sick list for some time, but is now so as to walk about a little. Falmouth, Jan. 20, 1892

Mrs. Ben Baker is quite sick with neuralgia of the face. Slate Point, May 18, 1892

Mrs. Ben Baker is no better. She is confined to her bed all the time. Slate Point, Nov. 30, 1892

Mrs. Laura Baker has been quite ill for several days. Oct. 1, 1890

Bernie Banta, who has been up in Minnesota for three years railroading, is at home recuperating from a recent severe illness. February 8, 1893

Mrs. Frank
Schackman came down from Newton Wednesday evening for a few days visit with her mother, Mrs. Mary Barthelme, who is ill. [Ste. Marie Tribune - December 12, 1913]

We learn that John
Bartley of Willow Hill tp. is dangerously ill of typhoid fever. Mar. 16, 1876

Louis Barton has returned from a trip to Sailor Springs, where he went for his health. He is slightly improved. July 31, 1889

Miss Stella Barton is dangerously ill. May 27, 1891

Wm. Barton, who has been sick for the last two weeks, is recovering. Sep 13, 1877

Mrs. Tilda Beals is very low with typhoid fever. It is doubtful if she gets well again. January 9, 1889

On last Tuesday morning, Mrs. Beals of this place, had ocassion to cross the street to a neighbors, leaving her little child sitting on the floor and near the fire; on her return sad to relate, she found the child had fallen almost into the fire and was there being roasted alive. Its arm, side and ear are badly burned. Dr. Walker was called in and cared for it. He informs us that its situation is precarious, but entertains hopes for its recovery. January 24, 1868

While at St. Maries a few weeks ago, Lew Bennett tried to stand on his ear, and in the attempt, slipped and fell, breaking his arm near the wrist. This painful accident befell him, not "when the night was coming on," but after it had come, and was so dark that you could not have seen a lighted match three inches from your nose. We are glad to state, however, that the fracture is healing and that "Richard will soon be himself again." But that which troubles us is, what the deuce possessed Lew to engage in such a harzardous undertaking without an audience. Feb. 4, 1875

Bennett, Sr. is lying dangerously ill at home. October 21, 1891

Mr. John Birkhimer who has been suffering about 2 years with dropsy, is in a critical condition. Last week Drs. Chapman and Goodwin performed a surgical operation upon him that we hope will prove a benefit to the sufferer. After tapping him they extracted about twelve gallons of water from his system. Aug. 12, 1891

Henry Bliss has been dangerously ill for several days past, of billious fever. However, we learn this, Thursday morning, that he is some better. May 6, 1875

Mrs. S.E.
Board is recovering from an attack of pneumonia. Feb. 18, 1891

We learn that a little son of Dr.
Bolinger had his leg broken last week by being thrown from a horse. Sept 2, 1875

William Boxley, an elderly man, was slightly injured Saturday night, when the car in which he was riding was in a collision with one driven by Mrs. Dora Calhoun at the southwest corner of the square. The Boxley machine had the windshield shattered and the front wheels thrown out of line. Tuesday, August 9, 1927

Wilmer Bradford has been quite sick but is some better. May 18, 1892

Rista Brenneman is getting better. His many young friends will wish him a speedy recovery. Nov. 12, 1890

Bridges has a sick child. March 16, 1876

Billy Bridges has been laid up for several days past with a lame back. March 29, 1877

Charles, youngest son of James Brinson, of Willow Hill was thrown from a horse and dragged quite a distance last evening, receiving serious if not fatal injuries. We did not get the particulars. Feb. 17, 1892

The wife of James H. Brinson of Willow Hill has been very ill for some days past. Sep 21, 1876

Woody, little son of Richard Brooks, who lives in Crooked Creek, was in town Saturday to be treated for an ulcer on his leg.July 10, 1889

There is considerable sickness in the neighborhood near the poor farm -- more than has been known there for a great many years. Jeff Brooks and wife are both reported to be dangerously ill. Oct. 5, 1892

We are sorry to hear that Uncle Ballard
Brown is very poorly, and hope ere this he is improving. March 9, 1876

D.B. Brown is getting along as well as could be expected, and it is hoped will soon recover. Feb. 10, 1876

Mr. D. B.
Brown is very weak and has been in a semi-unconscious condition for two or three days. He is not expected to live many days at most, and may not last but a few hours. His family are all at home, watching at his bedside. The Newton Press, October 7, 1896 - Contributed by Source #33

John A.
Brown had a severe attack of cholera morbus last week. He is rapidly improving. Too much green corn and cucumbers. Aug. 17, 1876

Quite a sensation was created in Smallwood Township, last week, caused by Mary, wife of Stephen H.
Brown, taking "Rough on Rats" in trying to commit suicide. Domestic troubles are alleged as the reason for rash act. Physicians were called in who administered antidotes and by careful nursing her life was saved. State attorney Davidson and Sheriff Trainer made an investigation into the affair, but so far as learned no evidence incriminating anyone else was discovered. May 27th, 1891

The devil of the PRESS office, Sheldon
Bufford, is a little indisposed this week. He took ill early Monday morning about work time, and as his countenance presented a sleepish look, we cast a suspicious eye upon him and surmised that he had been whiling the time away the night before within the sweet embraces of some of the fair sex. He denied it, however, and presenting us a half-emptied box of Pierce's Purgative Pellets, insinuated that that was what "done the devilment." Tuesday, Apr 15, 1875

John Burgund is dangerously sick at G.K. Gosnell's residence. His brother Mat Burgund came home from the north to his bedside. Slate Point, October 15, 1890

Mrs. J.T. Burnsides, about 75 years old, fell one day last week, sustaining the fracture of her hip, near the joint. She is at the Olney sanitarium receiving treatment. Jan. 20, 1920

Mr. John Catt, a worthy citizen of Willow Hill, is down of lung fever, but we are happy to state, is much better. Jan. 4, 1877

We are sorry to state that C.M. Chamblin is lying very ill with bilious fever. Aug. 24, 1876

Ira Chapman also has the milksick. There is not much hope of his recovering. Nov. 23, 1887

Uncle Joe Chapman is bedfast with sciatic pains in his hips. He also has kidney affections. Uncle Joe has been sick for 4 months. Dr. H.C. Kibbie, of Oblong, is treating him. July 23, 1890

Uncle Joseph Chapman, who has been sick all summer, is gradually growing weaker. Yale, October 29, 1890

Theodore Chapman, after a severe illness of about eight weeks, is now recovering. Jan 9, 1889

Mrs. C.G. Charlot is lying very sick at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H.D. Yelvington. August 20, 1890

Henry Chezem, of Grove township, was seriously injured about the face and head, Monday, while at work in his sawmill. The carriage machinery got out of fix in some way and in attempting to move it he pushed the log onto a rapidly revolving saw very suddenly, detaching a sliver several inches long which was hurled with great force, striking him full in the face. His teeth were loosened and nose unjointed. Oct. 19, 1887

The wife of Grandison Clark of N. Muddy and Uncle George Neptune are lying dangerously ill of fever. May 11, 1876

Clark is slowly recovering from a severe attack of heart disease. Slate Point, Feb 22, 1888

Homer Clark and wife, who have been on the sick list for some time, are slowly recovering. Sept. 10, 1890

Slate Point Sick List: W.M. Clark and Mrs. James Dougherty. Feb 25, 1891

Miss Martha Cleeton, who is working for Mrs. S.B. Matheny, was called home last week on account of her mother's illness. Gila, October 5, 1887

Henry Clodfelter is dangerously ill with lung fever. Gila - February 22, 1888

Mrs. Joseph Coad, who fell during the sleet and broke her arm, is better. We are glad to hear of her improvment as she is an aged lady and her misfortune is regretted by all. February 15, 1888

Drs. Maxwell and Faller have applied to the Plaster of Paris dressing to Dave COOPER's fractured limb. Aug. 17, 1876

Joseph Cooper is lying very low of lung fever, in Cincinnati. We are informed, however, that he is recovering. Oct. 22, 1874 (and again on Oct. 29, 1874) Read obit notice from December....

Cooper has been on the sick list, but is now able to "chaw his terbacker." Oct. 29, 1874

Mr. J.B.
Crafford, who was shot some time since by Joseph Cummins, we understand has so far recovered as to be able to visit his neighbors. [The Newton Press, Jan 30, 1874]

CRISS, of Willow Hill twp., son of George CHRISS, is lying very low of that loathsome disease, consumption. January 6, 1876

We received a call yesterday from Joseph
Cummins. Mr. C. has been indisposed for several months past, but is now much better nad informs us that he believes he will soon regain his wont--?? good health. Feb. 11, 1875

A daughter of Jacob Cunnefore is very low with typhoid fever. Dr. A. A. Franke attending physician. Aug. 12, 1891

Jacob Cunefore is very sick with lung fever, but is better at this writing. Slate Point, Feb. 4, 1891

John Cunningham has been lying dangerously ill of winter fever, at the St. Clair Hotel in this place, for several days past. However, he is now in a fair way of recovery.

Mrs. Jane Murry and Mrs. Alice Cheek, the former from Decatur and the latter from Olney, Ill., were called to the bed side of their sister, Nellie Cunnefore, last week. Aug. 12, 1891

Charley Dare is sick with consumption - Yale, February 15, 1888

John R. Davis has had a severe attack of the milksick. He is slowly convalescing. November 23, 1887

No inquest was held over the body of Mrs. W.T. Decker, as we stated there probably would be. Her death was believed to be caused by the grip. Dec. 23, 1891

Our enterprising blacksmith, Tom Dickerson, is on the sick list. Southwest Fox, May 18, 1892

Dr. Wilmer Dickerson is laid up with a sprained ankle - Southwest Fox, April 20, 1892

H.F. Dickey is on the sick list. [Hunt City, July 19, 1893]

Chas. Dunlap, who was knocked down and robbed at Rafetown and left to die out in the cold during the extreme rigorous weather of three weeks ago, has been taken to Indiana by his father, who went to the poor-house after him, whither he had been sent. Charley was a whole souled fellow, a little wild, but those who know him will regret to hear that his recovery is doubtful. March 1, 1884 (Contrib. by June Kessinger)

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Thos. Eagleton is sick with pneumonia. Reported Feb. 25, 1880

Thos. Eagleton is recovering from recent illness. Reported March 17, 1880

Bernard Faller is still confined to his room; however he will doubtless soon be able to walk about the streets.Jan. 18, 1877

Mr. Bernard Faller, proprietor of the Newton Water Mills, is ill with inflammation of the stomach. January 9, 1889

Faller wrenched his back so severely several weeks ago while attempting to pry a stump out of the ground, as to painfully cripple him for a time. The ligaments below the shoulders were sprained and possibly some bones fractured. He is now getting over the injury. [July 5, 1893]

Mrs. Fithian, mother of our worthy States Attorney, is very sick of lung fever. Jan. 4, 1877

Mrs. Mary A. Fithian, mother of Hon. Geo. W. Fithian, who has been quite ill for sometime past at the residence of her daughter Mrs. W.P. McCall near Oblong, is convalescing. Feb. 24, 1892

Elza Flocken of Crooked Creek suffered a broken leg. July 8, 1891

Ed Foltz, the blacksmith, suffered a painful injury to his left foot, Wednesday, when a horse which he was shoeing broke out of his grasp and set his foot down on Ed's big toe, cutting a hole through the latter's shoe with a nail and making a gash clear to the bone. Mr. Foltz now walks with a limp, but will be all right in a short time. July 30, 1926

Miss Nettie Foltz of near Gila, a middle-aged woman, was adujdged insane at a hearing Monday afternoon. She had been at the State Hospital in Anna once before about 5 years ago. Dec. 14, 1926

Mr. Barnard Foote was last week called to the bedside of his sister, Mrs. Riddlin of Willow Hill, who received injuries from a fall last winter from which she has never recovered. April 18, 1883 - Slate Point

Franke has been under the weather for sometime, caused by too close attention to business in his drugstore. July 31, 1889

David Freeman and Geo. Long are lying dangerously ill. St. Peter's March 22, 1877

Roy Freeman, Rural Carrier on Route Seven, Newton is ill and Edgar Johnson, his substitute is carrying the mail in his stead. August 20, 1926

Mrs. Elizabeth French is not expected to live. Slate Point, October 5, 1887

Mrs. Fritche is again convalescent after a severe spell of illness. November 23, 1887

Some weeks ago, Mrs. John Fuqua, of Grove township, was terribly afflicted with an internal tumor. Her financial condition was such as to prevent any large expenditure of money, but John S. Diel, a neighbor, knowing her to be a worthy woman and her husband to be an industrious man, got permission to render some assistance through the county, and in this way a surgical operation was performed. She is now in better health than for several years. Unknown date, contrib by June Kessinger

Dr. J.L. Fuson, of Bogota, is suffering from blood poisoning. Later: He died yesterday. Feb. 11, 1891

Duane Gaines is down with the flux. Newton Press, July 26, 1893

Gaither (Caither?) and Dr. McLaughlin have been on the sick list for the past few days, but we are glad to state they they are rapidly recovering. April 12, 1877

Between North & South Muddy: A son of Mr. Samuel Galloway is lying at the point of death with typhoid fever. WED. NOV. 21, 1883 (Contrib. by June Swick Kessinger)

A little girl of A.E. Goble, of this place, in attempting to climb a fence, one day last week, fell and seriously hurt her back. We learn, however, that she is about recovering. 4 June 1874

Joe Goeppner is quite sick with winter fever. His health has been bad for some time. LATER---Mr. Goeppner died this morning. This brief notice will suffice for the present, next week we shall endeavor to give a notice commensurate with the character and business standing of the deceased. 1882 (Contrib. by June Kessinger)

Mrs. Jos.
Goeppner was taken suddenly ill while at church, last Sabbath morning. She is now convalescing.Aug. 3, 1876

W.E. Gooch, who was troubled with throat affection, we are pleased to see again able to attend to business. May 15, 1889

Frank Grinder was severely injured in the ankle, while turning a saw-log at the Stewart mill, near this place, on Thursday evening last. He is getting better, however, and will soon be able to walk about. Sept 13, 1877

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

John H. Halley has been very sick during the past week. However, we are glad to learn that he is now recovering. Jan. 21, 1874

Dr. J.H.
Maxwell amputated the leg of a fellow by the name of George Hans, living in Ste. Marie twp. last Tuesday. Newton Press, Feb 6, 1875

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

Uncle Mark Harding called at our office yesterday and informed us that Dr. Harris is in a fair way of recovering. Glad of it Doc., hope you may be able to come to town next week. May 6, 1875

Harrison and family are convalescent - Hunt City, Jan 13. 1892

Charles Hatfield was severely, if not fatally, injured by falling into a well. He was ascending from the bottom in a box when from some cause he lost his balance and the holt he had on the rope and tumbled out, striking below, a distance of 20 feet and sustaining concussion of the brain. His wife, who feared danger, had entreated him not to work at the well; but as he had promised Dr. Z. Allen to help dig it he didn't want to disappoint it. [Slate Point, July 19, 1893]

Hatfield, who fell into a well and received severed injuries, is much better and it is now thought will recover. Newton Press, July 26, 1893

Hatfield has a very sick daughter, but at this writing she is some better. May 18, 1892

Hays, little daughter of Nannie Hays, of this place, we are glad to learn, is recovering. Mar. 16, 1876

E.R. Heath is on the sick list. Hidalgo, July 20, 1887

A letter from E.W. Hersh to Newton friends is to the effect that he is improving rapidly and will soon be home. October 21, 1927

Lincoln Hesler has been very sick with lung fever but at this writing is some better. Slate Point, February 22, 1888

John Hicks, son of Mr and Mrs. J.M. Hicks of this city was operated on successfully for appendicitis Monday morning in Olney and is now reported to be doing well. Dec. 30, 1919

John Hicks operated on recently at Olney for appendicitis is home. Jan. 16, 1920

J.M. Hicks is suffering with rheumatism in his neck. Dec. 17, 1890

Mrs. J.M. Hicks of this city fell from a ladder Tuesday afternoon, while picking cherries and broke the pelvic bone on her right side.... At once she declared her leg was broken and when the doctor arrived he confirmed this. Mrs. Hicks was taken immediately to the Olney sanitarium where an ex-ray photograph Wednesday showed a fractured pelvic bone just behind the hip socket. Mrs. Hicks is resting easy today and it is thought that unless other complications set in that the bones can be held in position so they will knit together in time. July 2, 1926

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

Hinman, who now resides in St. Louis, suffered recently from a partial paralysis of one side of his face. He is recovering, slowly. [The Newton Press, July 19, 1893]

James M. Honey has been confined to his room several days with illness. Feb 1, 1888

Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Howell, who live west of town about 4 miles, have been in very poor health for several months. They are both getting well along in age. Jan 20. 1892

Thursday afternoon Lawrence Huber accidently shot himself in the left arm, tearing away a large part of the muscle above the elbow, and before surgical aid reached him came near bleeding to death. He had been at the river fishing. When ready to go home he walked to the side of the spring-wagon to get in. His shot-gun was lying in the bed on a sack. Stepping to the rear of the wagon he took the muzzle of the gun and drew it towards him, and as he supposes, the lock caught in the folds of the sack, drawing it back and caused the discharge. Dr. A.A. Franke dressed his wound and he is in a fair way to recover. Aug. 13, 1890

Hutton was in town last Saturday looking a little the worse of the ware, owing to a continued attack of the ague. Robert thinks in order to get rid of this abominable nuisance, he will have to go back to Ohio, the state of his nativity. June 4, 1874

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Mrs. Chris Jackson, son and daughter, after several years absence were summoned here form Oxford, Ohio last week to the bedside of Mr. Jackson, husband and father who is yet lying in critical condition. May 6, 1891

Uncle Geo. W. Jeffers received severe injuries by a fall a few days ago. He is laid up at the residence of his son in Crawford county. February 1, 1888

J.L. Jessup has been quite sick but is thought to be convalescing. Oct. 5, 1892

We regret to learn that Mr.
Johnson, living about two miles and a half southeast of town is lying dangerously ill of pneumonia. March 30, 1876

We are sorry to learn that Miss Ella
Johnson is very ill. Tuesday, Apr 15, 1875

Capt. Geo. W. Johnson has been in poor health for some time. June 3, 1891

Hale Johnson received a telegram last week informing him that his father, who resides in Arkansas, was dangerously ill. He left at once to see him. Dec 30, 1885 [Contrib. by June Kessinger]

John, little son of Sheriff and Mrs. Ky Jones, had his right foot torn by the prongs of a staple Monday, when passing through the door of the barn at the jail. He will be kept off his feet for a few days. July 30, 1926

Jones, living in Brockville, this county, mother of our friend George Jones, of Willow Hill tp., we learn this morning, is dangerously ill, and it is feared she will not recover. July 6, 1876

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

State's Attorney Homer Kasserman went to Olney, Thursday, to take a few days' rest and treatment at the sanitarium there. He is recovering from an attack of influenza. August 20, 1926

Mrs. L.H. Keach is at home from the Base Hospital at Camp Beauregard, Louisiana, where she has been visiting her son, Guy, who was recently operated on for blood poisoning of the right leg below the knee. He has been in a serious condition, but is now improving with chances for an early recovery. Nov. 12, 1918

Mrs. Nicholas Keller is on the sick list. Nov. 12, 1890

Mrs. James Kelley is recovering from a severe illness. Dec. 23, 1891

Mrs. J.M.
Kelley is quite ill in the country where she went several days ago on a visit. Newton Press, July 26, 1893

John Kern had four fingers taken off of his left hand while at work in Kelso's mill a few days ago, by a buzz saw. Lew Bennett, Jr., got his fingers nipped at the same saw several weeks since. April 17, 1899

Uncle John Kern is very sick. Dec. 28, 1876

Miss Mary
Kessler went to Effingham where she will take treatment. Her sister Miss Clara accompanied her there and remained with her until Monday evening. [Ste. Marie Tribune - January 9, 1914]

Miss Mary Kessler who is at the Effingham hospital is reported much improved. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Friday, Jan. 16, 1914]

On Tuesday of the present week Jeptha Clark, a double fisted bully who lives in the vicinity of Latona, pounced upon a poor old gray headed man named John Kester, whose frosted locks have withstood the piercing blasts of sixty-one winters, and beat him black and blue to avenge an imaginary offense of the slightest character. The old gentleman was kindly cared for by the protecting hands of his friends, and is now in a fair way of recovery. Oh, shame! Clark. [Newton Weekly Press, April 23, 1879]

Kibler has returned home from a visit with his son, Ralph who is seriously ill at the Base hospital at Camp Taylor. Nov. 12, 1918

Francis Kibler was kicked on the arm by a horse sometime ago and the bone fractured. He cannot use it yet. Slate Point, Nov. 30, 1892

One of Henry Kibler's infant children fell against a hot stove last week and burned its hands and arms very bad, but at this writing is better. Nov. 28, 1888

John Kibler cut his foot so severely that it will lay him up for sometime. Jan. 20, 1889

John Kibler's carbuncle on his knee disables him from walking. June 24, 1891

P.D. Kibler is up and about after a long siege with typhoid fever. October 29, 1890

Stanley Kibler, who had just recovered from a severe fever, is down with rheumatism. Jan. 23, 1889

Mrs. W.H. Kibler is very sick with lung trouble. Oct. 1, 1890

Mrs. Essa King is on the sick list. Yale, Nov. 19, 1890

Mrs. Sarah King and Dr. Stephen Stevens & wife, are on the sick list. Yale, Jan 20. 1892

Squire King, present supervisor of Smallwood township, is now lying dangerously ill with typhoid fever. His friends have no hopes of his recovery. July 8, 1870

Kinsel was in the city Saturday, carrying his left hand in a bandage on account of blood poison from a wound in the palm - scratched on a barb-wire fence. Charles and son Raymond, until recently residents of Eldorado, Ill., are living with the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kinsel of near Falmouth. Mrs. Kinsel, Sr., is in ill health. Newton Press. [Ste. Marie Tribune - Friday, December 12, 1913]

Krause is on the sick list. - 1883, DARK BEND

Phil. Krebs is tussling with an attack of winter fever. Mar. 15, 1877

Word received from Danville is that Mrs. Charles LaGrange, formerly Mrs. Martha Bridges of this city, is improving after a quite serious injury. July 30, 1926

Mrs. James Land is on the sick list. Crooked Creek, June 24, 1891

LaRue, our courteous R.R. Agent, having been troubled the past few months with rheumatism, will start to Hot Springs, Ark., in a few weeks and spend the winter there. As he has had steady charge of the office here for nine years, he is justly entitled to a much needed rest. [The Newton Press, July 19, 1893]

W.H. Lathrop, wife and daughter, left for Chicago Monday in hopes of recovering their little daughter's eyesight, which is entirely lost. They will probably remain a couple of weeks. October 5, 1887

Miss Edna Emaline Leffler, operated on at Effingham for appendicitis is improving. Jan. 20, 1920

A son of Sam Lemay's was seriously hurt by a team running off. The wagon run over a stump and threw him out and fractured his skull. Hidalgo, July 20, 1887

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

Mrs. Nancy Lewis and her daughter, Mrs. M.J. Lewis, who reside near Falmouth, have both been down with la grippe and catarrhal fever for some time. Grandma Lewis is 83 years of age. Feb. 17, 1892

Anthony Litzelmann, of Saint Marie township, had his hip dislocated on Friday last by being thrown from a horse while returning home from an adjoining field. The wound is not necessarily dangerous, yet we understand that Mr. Litzelmann is suffering very much. June 11, 1874

Little Nellie
Litzelmann tripped and fell over a small box in the hallway at the American House, Monday evening and broke the bone in her right arm below the elbow joint. Drs. J.H. Maxwell and M.V. Gunn set the fracture and she is now doing very well.

The little daughter of Joseph and Mattie Logston is dangerously ill with flux. Yale, July 16 1890

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

We regret to state that Mr. John M. Love, a highly esteemed and worthy citizen of this township, is lying dangerously ill of bronchial pneumonia. Mr. D.B. Brown of this place was called to his bedside on Monday last for the purpose of writing his will, wherein disposition was made of his worldy effects. We hope however, that Mr. L. may soon recover. Jan. 25, 1877

John M. Love is sick with lung fever. Falmouth, May 27, 1891

Albert Lowe and Joseph Ficklin fell from the top of the new iron bridge of the I.&I.S. at the Embarras Sunday while at work. Ficklin lodged or caught onto the scaffolding receiving slight injuries in one arm and a few bruises. Lowe dropped a distance of 50 ft. to the ice below. One leg and wrist are fractured, his body severely bruised and left eye closed, though the sight is probably not permanently destroyed. Mr. Lowe lives at Adams, Ind. January 25, 1888

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Mrs. Wm. Madden, who has been sick for some time, is not much better. Old age and la grippe are the ailments. Hunt City, Jan. 13, 1892

Effingham Democrat: Sunday the first case of sunstroke this year occurred as a result of the torrid weather, the victim being Wm. Mann of Jasper county. Mann, with his partner Elder, who are in the saw mill business over there, came here for some repairs to their machinery, taking Sunday to make the trip. They were down to Barbee's foundry in the afternoon getting their mill supplies when Mann became suddenly and deathly sick. He was placed on a cot and Dr. Groves was sent for, who arrived at once. By prompt medical aid his life was saved and in a few hours Mann was able to sit up. He was taken to Mr. Barbee's residence and cared for that night under the influence of restoratives and early Monday morning was able to proceed on his journey home. It was a very close call and if help had not arrived immediately, the attack would have proved fatal in a short time. July 9, 1890

Jas. B.
Martin was taken with hemorrhage of the lungs a few days ago, since which time he has been very poorly. However, "Jim" has so far improved as to be able to make his regular semi daily trips down town apparently with but little or no unusual exertion. Jan 2, 1874

Mr. T. J.
Martin's health is improving. He is now able to walk about town. May 18, 1876

W. F. Mason is on the sick list. Willow Hill, May 6, 1891

Milt Mathews, who lives across the river three miles north of Newton, was in town yesterday, the first time for several week. On the 7th of December last a horse kicked him in the face, bursting the ball of his right eye and permanently destroying the sight. Mr. Mathews has suffered great agony from the injury and it will be some time yet before he recovers from the shock it gave him. January 9, 1889

A small child of Wm.
Maxwell, of this place, met with a serious accident last Monday, by pulling a tub of hot water, which was sitting on a chair, over on itself. It is however, recovering as fast as could be expected. 4 June 1874

Uncle Charley McComas is very ill. Rose Hill, The Newton Star, April 27, 1898

Dr. P.S.
McLaughlin is still lingering in a very serious condition, but it is hoped that a change for the better will take place soon. July 2, 1874

Mrs. Hysel
Davies of Jellico, Tenn. in answer to a telegram came to Newton to see her sister, Mrs. Geo W. McCauley, but arrived too late to be at her bdeside before death. Sep. 3, 1890

George McKinley is quite ill. February 8, 1893

Old Mrs. McNair, wife of Thomas, is dangerously ill. Feb. 18, 1875

Mr. McPherson, of New Liberty, is seriously ill of lung fever. And Willis Catt, son of Chas. Catt, is also afflicted of the same disease. Jan. 18, 1877

Mrs. Meeks, an old lady nearly 80 years of age, fell on the ice last Wednesday in her door yard, and fractured her hip. She managed to crawl to the house and there remained for several hours in great agony before any one came to her assistance. Drs. Maxwell and Booker reduced the fracture and she is now doing as well as could be expected of a lady of her age. January 25, 1888

Mrs. T. C.
Melton is lying very sick at present. Sept. 2, 1875

Melton, widow of the late T.C. Melton, has been seriously ill for the past week, of pneumonia. The chances for her recovery are considered favorable. Apr 23, 1879

John Mendanhall of Rose Hill is critically ill. Newton Press, August 17, 1916 (This may be Aug. 17, 1926)

Sunday afternoon as Charles Menny and family of St. Peter, were driving home when near the Newton Water Mills a strap to one side of the neck yoke broke. This caused the tongue to drop and frightened the horses and they started to run. Menny, his wife and son leaped out. Mrs. Menny sprained an ankle; Menny had a severe gash cut in one leg, the flesh being laid open for several inches; the boy was unhurt; and a daughter who remained in the vehicle escaped without a scratch. Oct. 5, 1892

Xavier Merceret, who lives east of Willow Hill, met with a painful accident in the nature of a rupture on the 2nd inst. Drs. H.A. Eidson and James Picquet were called in and they telegraphed to Dr. J.H. Maxwell of this city, and on his arrival it was decided that a surgical operation was the only means of affording relief, which was preformed immediately and releived (sic) the suffering of the patient. Notwithstanding the physicians expressed grave doubts of Mercert's recovery he is getting along ___ Newton Press, July 10, 1889

A little child of David Miller, proprietor of the Miller House at this place, while playing on the tongue of a reaper in front of Johnson & Robuck's Agricultural Implement Store, fell and broke its leg last Saturday. Goerge Johnson, who was also at the same sport, was slightly injured too. June 18, 1874

Mrs. C.P.
Miller, of Grove township, is up and around after her serious illness. Nov. 28, 1888

Rev. Father John Molitor, Catholic pastor, has been quite ill for several days with erysipelas in the face and throat troubles. He is some better at present. Rev. P.J. Vernich, of Ste. Marie, held services for him Sunday. March 20, 1889

The family of Ogden Monell, we learn, with the exception of George, are prostrated of bilious fever. Aug. 3, 1876

Ed Monroney, Frank Finney and Jim Printis' babe are on the sick list. July 23, 1890

Ed Monroney, who has been sick for the past two weeks with typhoid fever is convalescing. Yale, July 30, 1890

Lee Moore, Joe Reich, Jerome Creed, Mrs. Adam Kibler and Will Alexander are on the invalid list. Aug 24, 1876

Will Moulden, the boss horseshoer, received a severe twist from a fractious mule one day last week. August 10, 1887

Uncle Joseph Mullins is on the sick list. Nov. 7, 1888

Mrs. J.P. Murray is suffering from a severe attack of inflammatory rheumatism. Wednesday, August 3, 1892

Uncle John Myers is very low with intermittent fever, but is thought to be better at this writing. Gila, Dec. 17, 1890

Dr. N.D. Myers of Decatur and Calvin Myers, Eli Myers and Mandy Sanders of Fountain County, Ind. were all called Monday to the bedside of their mother who is not expected to live any length of time. Jan. 14, 1891

W.E. Linthicum of Grove was here Friday and informed the writer that relatives had lately received a letter from Jacob L. (Roy) Newlin, who had been reported missing in action near Metz. The letter stated that Roy has been in a hospital suffering from a wound in the neck caused by a bursting shell. Nov. 12, 1918

Cliffie Needham broke his arm Monday, while practicing on a horizontal bar at Love's grain house. Wednesday, August 3, 1892

An infant child of Jasper Newlin's is sick with typhoid fever. Gila, October 5, 1887

Fuller Nigh is confined to his bed with la grippe. Feb. 12, 1890

Saturday forenoon while Joe Nigh was making a running switch for the P.D.&E. road at the Belt crossing in Evansville, his left heel got caught in a "frog" which caused him to fall forward, face down, outside of the track. While held in this position and before he could extricate himself, two freight cars passed over his foot crushing the bones so severely that amputation at the instep was found to be necessary. He was at once removed to St. Mary's hospital and a telegram sent to his father, Mr. Fuller Nigh, of this city, who, acocmpanied by Dr. A.A. Franke, went to him. Before they got to Evansville the surgical operation had been performed and Joe was resting as comfortably as could be expected. April 20, 1892

S.D. Odell has gone to Lincoln county, Ohio, to see his aged uncle who is very sick. His age is 98. February 15, 1888

New cases of mumps (Yale): Charles Osborn, Carrie Reichard, J.H. and Ella Dennon. W.H. Osborn is down sick. - Jan. 30, 1889

Mrs. James H. Parker of near Bogota was operated on for appendicitis at the Olney sanitarium, last Tuesday, and is convalescing nicely. Mrs. Parker had been ill for about two weeks before going to the sanitarium.Tuesday, January 18, 1927

Something of a scare was created yesterday by what appeared to be a case of smallpox, but which has proven to be a plain old fashioned case of measles. Fred Peelman, a young man about seventeen years old from Newton, has been working on the interurban. He was working near Loxa last Saturday, he was taken sick. He was quartered at the home of Jake Berry, and when a physician was called he had somewhat the appearence of a person in the first stages of smallpox. Dr. F.M. Beals and Dr. F.E. Bell both gave him a through examination, but deemed it advisable to wait developments. Jack Berry concluded that he did not want to house a smallpox patient and told him to pack his duds and move. Dec. 22, 1903 [contributed by June Kessinger.... Note: There was more to this article, not able to read.]

Four of Jos. Perine's family has small pox, besides himself. April 22, 1875

Perine has since so far recovered as to be able to be up, though there's been one death in the family and one or two more are having a severe siege. Mr. James Jones is not expected to live and it is more than likely that his family will all suffer from the same disease as they have not left the premises. There should be used the greatest precaution that the disease may not spread further. May 6, 1875

We learn that Jos.
Perrine is dangerously ill. Mar. 1, 1877

Pearl Phillips is on the sick list. April 27, 1892

A little son of Jack
Phillis' fell from a horse yesterday morning and was badly bruised about the head. Oct. 29, 1874

Logan Pippin is on the sick list. Crooked Creek, June 24, 1891

Logan Pippin is sick and not expected to live. Crooked Creek, July 29, 1891

Bob Plunkett has been confined to his bed for several days past, of pneumonia, but is now recovering. Feb. 24, 1876

Poor has been sick for several days. At present he is up and about. July 15, 1891

Harry, little son of H.K.
Powell, is lying dangerously ill of lung fever.  Oct. 29, 1874

Mrs. Henry Prather, who has been bed-fast nearly all the time for the past six months, is beinning to recover. Pleasant Ridge, Newton Press, August 2, 1893

John Printz's mother and wife are slowly convalescing. Slate Point, October 5, 1887

Dr. E.T. Printz, of Moulton, Iowa, was called here this week to see his brother, John Printz, who is very ill at his home northwest of town. Dr. Printz has been having a fine practice in his new home. November 16, 1887

John A. Printz is much better than when we went to press last week. His recovery is now only a question of time.- November 23, 1887

Louis Puhe is very sick and not expected to live. Nov. 7, 1888

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Billy Ramey is very sick; but it is thought he is some better. Nov. 30, 1892

Broke His Arm......Joe, son of Mr. and Mrs S.E. Ray, was scuffing with boys at the Hill berry patch Monday, when he fell, and broke two bones in his left arm. ___Charleston Courier. Mrs. Ray was formerly Mrs. Aaron Swick of Crooked Creek. June 24, 1904

The family of our fellow-townsman Jos.
Reich have been prostrated of sickness for some-time past, but we are pleased to learn that they are all recovering. March 29, 1877

Reisner, wife and three children are down with typhoid and other fevers. Mr. Reisner is somewhat better, although he has been ill for seven weeks. March 1, 1893

Gene and Murl Reynolds have been seriously ill with influenza for nearly three weeks. Nov. 12, 1918

We learn that August Rhoar, of St. Marie, was thrown from a horse and seriously injured while going home from this place on night of the present week. Rhoar had about 4 drinks ahead, rode a blind horse, and the road was fearfully stumpy. Now draw your own conclusion. Nov. 16, 1876

We are sorry to learn that Gus. Rider is very ill, and that doubts are entertained of his recovery. March 30, 1876

Rider and Mrs. W. Fulkerson are on the sick list. Ste. Marie, November 23, 1887

Rife was seriously, if not fatally, injured when thrown from a hay wagon. July 1901

Mrs. C.W. Riley is recovering from the grip. Slate Point, May 6, 1891

B.F. Rogers has been ill at his home in this city with bronchial pneumonia, but is now considerably improved. October 21, 1927

The sad news was received here that John
Rohr, formerly a St. Marie boy, but of late years a coal miner in the Indian Territory, had both his legs broken and one badly crushed while at work, and amputation it is feared will be necessary. [The Newton Press, July 26, 1893]

Israel Ruby and John T. Smith have both been in bad health for some time but are slowly getting better. Oct. 22, 1890

Miss Nettie Rush has been quite ill for sometime. January 9, 1889

Uncle Jim Russel fell from a load of corn in a wagon a few days ago and injured himself quite severely about the head and shoulders. Dec. 23, 1891

We learn that a son of F.
Shacklee, living in Granville tp., accidentally shot himself this Thursday morning. It is presumed, however, that he will recover. May 16, 1875

Henry Schackmann, J.M. Hand, Hale Johnson, James W. Gibson and wife, son Ralph and daughter Lela, Mrs. Frank L. Shup, Dr. A.A. Franke and wife, Miss Belle Nigh, Charles Nigh, Mrs. Lan Scott and so many others that we couldn't get their names have been down with the grip since our last report. January 29, 1890

From St. Peter: John Schackmann, jr. has been dangerously ill for some time, but we are informed that he is getting better. March 1, 1877

Mr. Joseph Schneider is at death's door. St. Marie, June 3, 1891

John Schott and Charles McComas are on the sick list. Feb. 12, 1890

R. G. SCOTT and Robert FORD are on the sick list. Wednesday, January 16, 1883

Wm. Sebram, while offbearing in a sawmill at Bell Air, fell backwards against a circular saw and was mangled so as to maim him for life, unless death should come to his relief. Nov. 9, 1892

Our worthy Sheriff, John Selby, has been very ill, but is now convalescing. Sept 2, 1875

Charles H.
Shafer, while carelessly handling a target gun, caused its discharge and lost the sight of an eye as a result thereof at Mt. Carmel. Aug. 12, 1891

Lon Shannon and wife are on the sick list. Bogota, July 20, 1887

I. Shew has been recuperating in the harvest field for several days. Bogota, July 20, 1887

In leaping from a buggy to which was hitched an unruly horse, Sunday, Wm. Shup, received painful injuries about the arm and hip on one side. Mr. Shup and his son, the writer, were in the buggy. October 9, 1889

Miss Flora Shup is up after a couple weeks of illness. Oct. 1, 1890

Shup has got the Erysipslas on his arm. Oct. 22, 1874

John Shup is sick of congestion of the stomach, but is now improving. Aug. 3, 1876

Wm. Shup has been quite ill for several days, but is now better. March 23, 1892

Skinner of Langdonville, broke her arm while in the act of getting out of bed

Mr. Henry
Small met with a serious accident last Sunday while on his way to church. His spring wagon broke down plunging his family into a mudhole up to their necks. [St. Peter, The Newton Press, April 24, 1878]

At this writing, Miss Lizzie
Smallwood is lying dangerously ill with the spinal disease. [The Newton Press, Feb 27, 1874]

Snearly is at home from Anna, seemingly sound and well (Webmaster's Note: The Insane asylum was located in Anna) Yale, April 17, 1899

Mrs. Chas T. Snyder is quite ill. May 27, 1891

We learn that David Snyder, living about 3 miles north of Newton, was accidentally thrown from a sulky last Tuesday, breaking his leg. Oct. 8, 1874

Not long ago, Ab
Songer was out quailing, and unknown to him and the party he was with, his little son got in the lead: some birds flew up when Ab fired his gun, several No. 8 shot striking the lad in the face, one of them going through an eye lid, but fortunately doing no serious injury to the boy. A few days before that Charley Songer, Ab's oldest son, now married, had the end of one of his fingers shot off. It's a wonder there are not more accidents happen than do. As soon as a lad drops his knee-pants, the first thing he gets is a gun. We see squads of little fellows armed with guns and dogs roving the fields in pursuit of game, and if a farmer objects to hunting on his farm, you will hear all manner of remarks about him. Some say, give the boy a chance. We can see by giving some of them a chance what the results are. We may, stop the hunting and that will stop the accidents by guns. 1903 (Contrib. by Src #28)

The little son of John
Sowers, who resides in Grove township, is about well from the severe cut he got, but will lose the sight of one of his eyes. January 9, 1889

Iredell Spoon is now confined to his bed. He is suffering from an attack of asthma.  Oct. 29, 1874

W. R.
Spray an old citizen of South Muddy, was in town Monday enroute for Nebraska, where he will reside in the future with his brother. Mr. Spray in broken in health. His face and form are emaciated from long suffering with rheumatism and erysipelas. He is eccentric, but altogether a man of good impulses. In his life time he has invented several useful articles, none of which however, were of any financial benefit to him. We trust that he may regain his health and live many years. [The Newton Press, July 19, 1893]

Dr. Stephen
Stevens, Sr. is very poorly. As the Dr. is getting very old, he cannot stand much sickness. Yale, October 29, 1890

Andrew J. Stole (webmaster's note: possibly Strole?) has been quite low with lung trouble. Jan. 23, 1889

Mr. John Swick, came near the shadow of death, Sunday from a nose bleeding. - 1883, ROSE HILL (Contrib. by Src #28)

Uncle John Swick, one of Jasper County's oldest and most respected citizens, is nearing the river of death. He is over 80 years of age and is very sick with fever. Newton Newspaper, Rose Hill, Il, January 23, 1884 (Contrib. by Src #28)

Mrs. John M. Swick is in serious ill health and illness from Bright's Disease. Jan. 16, 1920 (Contrib. by Src #28)

M.V. Swick of Christian county, is with his father, Mr. John Swick; the latter is slightly improved since last week. March 1, 1884 (Contrib. by Src #28)

Swick received a telegram, Monday afternoon, stating that his son Scott Swick, who had started to Montana for the benefit of his health, was dead at Mott, North Dakota where he stopped off to visit his sisters, Mesdame's Sid Andre and Rube Strole. He was buried near Mott. Newton Press, 2 April, 1915 (Contrib. by Src #28)

Wm. Swick, while out hunting, a gun, in climbing a fence pulled toward himself, discharging it, and receiving the contents in one of his hands, neccessitating the amputation of the member later. He is doing very well. 1903 (Contrib. by Src #28)

The doctors inform us that there is no material change in Everett
Terry's condition except that he has ceased to have the wild spells heretofore described. July 10, 1889

Mrs. Thos. N. Taylor left for her old home in Indiana, Monday, in answer to a dispatch stating that her mother was not expected to live. November 9, 1887

Mrs. James Thompson, Mrs. John Milton, Wm. Bodie and H.W. Purciful's babe are on the sick list. Yale, April 17, 1899

Ben Trainer, of Fox township, fell off of a jolting binder and temporarily crippled himself pretty severely. July 6, 1892

Miss Mary Trexler, of the Ladies Supply Store, is away, attending her sick niece, Miss Lizzie Webster, at Latona. August 17, 1892

Lee Turno is recovering from his illness. Wheeler, April 25, 1888

Miss Sophia
Ulrich is seriously ill. [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Jan. 23, 1914]

Brown and Sister Urbana, trained nurse at the Holy Name of Mary's hospital here, took Miss Sophia Ulrich to St. Anthony's hospital, Effingham, Saturday where she will undergo an operation.[The Sainte Marie Tribune, Jan. 30, 1914]

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Mrs. Vanderhoof, an aged lady living with Mr. Albert Bridges, and mother of Mr. B's wife, is lying dangerously ill with but little hopes of recovery - March 30, 1876

Mrs. Henry
Vanderhoof fell on Christmas and received such injuries of the muscles of her thigh that it is feared she may always be a cripple. Jan. 15, 1890

A.N. Walker is down with a carbuncle on his neck. Dec. 17, 1890

W.S. Ward of Willow Hill, had a sudden attack of syncope last evening while in at Martin's Sons store. He was removed to the American house and is much better at this time. Dr. M.V. Gunn is treating him. October 26, 1887

Uncle Willis
West, one of the hands at work on the new M.E. Church, while at work on the cupolo, last Tuesday, had a scantling to fall upon his back, knocking him off of the platform. Fortunately, he fell only about 8 feet and caught to another platform, without sustaining any serious injury. Oct. 14, 1875

Steve Whisennond has been sick, but is now better. Yale, April 17, 1899

Mr. Washington Whightsil of North Muddy, is in very poor health. December 24, 1890

Sam Wilkin, while fixing a large barn door on the farm of Hiram Swick, let it fall on him, cutting several gashes in his head, mashing one hand, and causing several other injuries. Rev. S.F. Williams was called in and dressed his wounds and he is now in a fair way to recover. Nov. 30, 1877

Dr. S.F. Williams was called to Casey Sunday morning, to the bedside of his grand-mother, who is very ill. Hidalgo, July 20, 1887

Mr. S.
Wishard, our neighbor and fellow townsman, has been confined to his bed for several days past, of erysipelas in his foot and leg, but is now able to be about. Feb. 11, 1875

After a brief illness, fever fell in Mrs. J.I.
Wyckoff's wrist and during the latter part of last week, she lost hte temporary use of it. June 11, 1874

Capt. Charles Yelton was thrown from a buggy by the running away of his horse near Willow Hill on last Thursday and severely, though not seriously injured. He is growing better. Oct. 28, 1891

Rev. J.P. Yungling has had several tussles with the grip, but is now getting about well. Feb. 12, 1890

Zeigler, who has been at the St. Anthony hospital at Effingham, for the past three months taking treatment and having two operations performed, is now so fully recovered that he is able to take a little exercise. He intends to return here next week.[The Sainte Marie Tribune, Friday, Jan. 16, 1914]

Zeigler who has been at St. Anthony's hospital, Effingham, the past four months taking treatment --? now at the hospital here having arrived Saturday evening. He will resume his work there in a few ?? [The Sainte Marie Tribune, Jan. 30, 1914]

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