Florid, Putnam County, Illinois News From the Past
Local Items Taken From the Henry News Republican

These are local news items that I have collected for my family and their friends in Florid and the surrounding area.  The articles go from 1916 to 1937 and there are many pages, so be patient while it loads. - Nancy Piper 

The following names will be found here

Albert, Alleman, Allen, Balastri, Balliot, Bami, Barta, Bartlett, Bastion, Beck, Bishop, Bradish, Brady, Brandstatter, Cassabaum, Cassell, Chambers, Chance, Chritton, Clemens, Cofoid, Cramer, Daily, Danley, Deininger, Dennis, Desmang, Dinkey, Donoho (Donohoe), Ealey (Ely), Eberly, Echard, Edwards, Eisenhour, Finn, Foster, Frost, Gall, Gardner, Glass, Hamm, Hartman, Heath, Henning, Herron, Hetrick, Hoskins, Howes, Irwin, Jegglie, Johnson, Kennedy, Kessling, Kinney, Kraft (Krafft, Kroft), Kule, Larson, Lineham, Lippert, Loy, Maulfair, McHarry, Meier, Meyer, Mickelson, Moody, Morine, Munks, Munis, Myers, Novack, Odekirk (Oderkirk), Olsen, Palm, Patterson, Pederson, Peterson, Pickerrell, Pletsch, Pool, Pozzoni, Reavy, Regenold, Reichwine, Reiser, Roth, Rowe, Rudy, Russell, Sandburg, Schuck, Selquist, Shepard, Shively, Siebert, Smith, Springer, Stark, Stockdale, Stoens, Sweely, Swem, Thomas, Treatch, Tutt, Umbarger, Vogel, Waeltz, Wainright, Washburn, Weeks, Wheeler, Whitley, Willis, Zimmerman


1916 - 1919

April 26, 1916

J.J. Deininger Called.

Relatives in Florid received a message last Saturday informing them of the serious illness of J.J. Deininger at his home in Laclede, Mo. And on Monday the sad news came that he had passed away at 8:30 that morning. The deceased was a former resident of Putnam County and has many friends here who are grieved to learn of his untimely death and extend their sympathy to the sorrowing family and relatives. The deceased leaves a wife (Hattie Umbarger), two children, one brother and several sisters to mourn his passing. He was passed 50 years of age. A more extended obituary of the deceased will be published next week. (Couldn't find).

October 31,1918

Lloyd Deininger, Clyde Hetrick and Harry Cassell of this place have arrived safely overseas according to the correspondence received by their relatives.

November 20, 1918

Obituary of Mrs. Florence Hamm

Florence May Clemens Hamm was born July 2, 1890 near Florid, Illinois. She was united in marriage to Henry L. Hamm, October 12, 1910 to which union 5 children were born, 3 of them having preceded her to a better world. Early in life she had an earnest desire to lead a Christian life and at the tender age of 14 united with the Presbyterian Church of Florid..... After an illness of one week, she passed away on November 16, at the age of 28 years, 4 months and 15 days. She was an affectionate sister, an obedient daughter, a tender and loving mother and a faithful and devoted wife. She is survived by her husband, two young sons, Cecil and Edward, her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. David Clemens, two sisters, Tillie and Rosella, and two brothers, Charles and Simon. - who is at present in France with the US expeditionary forces. She has a host of friends who deeply sympathize with the bereaved family. The funeral was held at the home of her parents, conducted by Reverend R.H. Barstead, assisted by Mrs. Barstead. Internment in the Florid cemetery. Frank Peterson of Florid, Mortician.

Florid, September 24, 1919

Harry Myers, Anna Foster and brother Glenn, all of Depue, spent the weekend at the home of Mr. H.P. Alleman. The former is one of the teachers in the Depue High School.


1920 - 1925

Florid, December 9, 1920

Ralph Danley of Rochester, New York is here to see his mother, Mrs. Ella Danley who is caring for her old aunt, Mrs. Sarah Cassell.

January 5, 1921

Tillie Clemens spent Christmas with home folks

Last Thursday relatives and friends here read the announcement of the marriage of Mary Rebecca Clemens to Franklin James Stark of Chicago. They were married in Chicago Saturday, Dec. 24, 1921. Mary has lived here all her life with the exception of a little while, when she worked in Chicago. She is a jolly good girl, while her choice is a stranger here. We hope he is worthy of the girl he has chosen. He is still in training in a camp near Chicago and studying to be a doctor. We extend our heartiest congratulations for a very happy future.

Ivan and Clarence Clemens spent Christmas in Ladd

Willard Clemens and family of Chicago spent from Saturday evening until Tuesday with his parents Sam Clemens

Robert Pletsch entertained Adam Deininger and family Christmas.

Amos Deininger and family and mother, Mrs. Kate Deininger spent Christmas at the G.W. Hetrick home.

H.E. Allen and wife entertained their daughters and husbands on Christmas day. Those present were Willis Deininger, wife and E. Bernice; Pat Donoho, wife and little Dean Allen of Granville; also Joe Edwards and wife. They all enjoyed a goose dinner. After that they all went to the living room where a beautiful Christmas tree was waiting to be relieved of its presents. Each one received their share, especially little Dean Allen, as this is his first Christmas and is loved and petted by all.

Mrs. G.W. Hetrick was called to Hennepin Christmas morning to help care for Mrs. Chet Seibert and little babe, who came as a Christmas present, their first born.

Mr. and Mrs. Bastion entertained their daughter and family., Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Johnson Christmas day.

Mrs. Ella Danley left last Wednesday for Elgin, IL, to spend Christmas with her sons and their families.

Florid, March 24, 1921

Mrs. Dave Clemens spent Sunday afternoon with Mrs. Sarah Cassell and Mrs. Ella Danley.

Florid, May 26, 1921

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Danley, also the father, George Danley of Rochester, New York, spent last Thursday night at the home of Mrs. Sarah Cassell and Mrs. Ella Danley. They were touring through to Waterloo, Iowa, in their car and took this opportunity by stopping here over night to see their friends.

Florid, June 23, 1921

Mrs. Ella Danley was called to Decatur last Friday on account of the death of a nephew. Her sister, an old time friend of ours, has our sympathy as this is the third time she has been called upon to give up a boy and her last one too. Sometime we'll understand.

August 18, 1921

Mrs. Henry Bastion is visiting in Peoria.

Ben Cassell's are entertaining company from Peoria.

Florid News, October 20, 1921

Too Late for Last Week
Word was received here Sunday of the death of Mrs. Mary Willis of California. This is the old aunt Sam Clemens went to see a few weeks ago and a sister of the late Peter Clemens. Mrs. Willis lived here many years ago.

Florid, September 22, 1921

Albert Daily and family spent Sunday at the home of Mrs. Daily's mother, Mrs. Rosa Beck.

November 3, 1921

The Halloween entertainment which was held here Monday evening was a success. The children all did their parts well. Much is due Mrs. G.W. Hetrick, their trainer.

Mrs. Dave Clemens, daughter Rosella, Elmer Pederson, also Mrs. Chance were in Spring Valley Saturday.

Willis Deininger and family visited in Granville Sunday.

Mr. Simon Beck died at the home of his son John Friden and was buried in the Florid Cemetery Sunday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. Barber of Granville. It was a very large funeral, friends from different places attended. He leaves one son, John to survive him. His wife, and two children preceded him. He was a member of the Florid Presbyterian church and an elder at the time of his death, so it is said "Well done, good and faithful servant, enter thou into the eternal rest." We extend our sympathy to the son, also all other relatives.

Mrs. Grace Herron and daughter Anna left for their home in Pomona, California, Wednesday. They cut their visit short on account of the strike talk.

Mrs. Lee Weeks who has been in the Peru hospital was able to be brought home Monday.

Florid, November 10, 1921

Mrs. Albert Daily came Saturday to see her mother Mrs. Rosa Beck, who has been ailing for a few weeks. Mrs. Beck returned home with her daughter, so she might have better care, she was living alone and getting along in years.

December 29, 1921

Mrs. Ben Cassell visited with her parents, also helped care for her father, John Krafft who is very poorly.

Adam Deininger was in Tonica Sunday to attend the funeral of a great niece, a child of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Alleman, aged 2 1/2 years.

Adam Deininger, son Harry and Sam Clemens went to Ottawa Tuesday to attend the funeral of their cousin, Mrs. Boles, who died in Chicago, Sunday.

Mrs. Willis Deininger, who has been suffering with one of her knees since last September took worse last week and is now taking electric treatments from a doctor in hopes of getting better without anything more serious

Mrs. Christina Clemens, mother of Mrs. William Siebert, visited at the Siebert home a few days the past week. Her home is in Iowa and it has been several years since she has been here.

March 7, 1922

Vera Clemens spent Friday afternoon with Pauline Peterson.

S. P. Clemens visited at Lester Foster's from Saturday until Monday

Murial Allen of Hennepin spent the weekend at the home of Dave Clemens, the guest of Miss Rosella.

Mrs. Amos Deininger and little Doris spent Sunday at the home of her parents, Geo. Hetrick. Mr. Hetrick has not been very well for a few days.

Joe Edwards and wife, Willis Deininger and wife and Bernice and Pat Donoho and wife and little Dean Allen spent Sunday at the home of the women's parents, H. E. Allen

Mrs. Sarah Chance has been ailing the past week.

Vernon Johnson's two children are both sick with flu.

Several from here attended the Cecil funeral in Hennepin Thursday.

Mrs. G. W. Hetrick is quite sick at this writing, threatened with pneumonia.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Foster of near McNabb buried a newborn babe in our cemetery here Friday morning.

A great many of our people were sick with flu, but all are getting better bur Mrs. John Immel Peterson and Mrs. Kroft.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Lee Weeks sold their home to Mrs. Cora Allen, who is employed in the Tonica Central office. We understand Mrs. Allen and her father will move here about the first of May. We welcome them back again.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Foster of near McNabb buried a newborn babe in our cemetery here Friday morning.

April 13, 1922

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Daily and little daughter spent Monday at the home of Mrs. Daily's mother, Mrs. Rosie Beck.

Florid, May 4, 1922

Mrs. Rosa Beck spent from Saturday until Sunday with her daughter Mrs. Albert Daily and family in the country.

Mrs. Ella Danley and Mrs. H.E. Allen were in Granville Saturday afternoon.

Florid, May 11, 1922

Mrs. Ella Danley received the sad news Friday morning that her cousin Tom Cassell of Decatur, Ill., had been found dead in bed that morning.

November 2, 1922

Hubert Ferdinant Kroft

Hubert Ferdinant, son of Nicholas and Sarah Kroft, was born near Hennepin, February 7th, 1913 and departed this life at the home of his parents in Florid, October 25th, 1922, aged 9 years, 8 months and 18 days. He leaves his parents, one brother, Eugene, two sisters, Edith and Mary and a host of relative and friends to mourn his loss. He was a good, kind-hearted boy always ready to help do something for someone. Was a great sufferer the past few months, but bore it patiently. He was a regular attendant at Sunday school whenever health would permit.

The funeral services were held at the church Friday at 2 o'clock, Rev. Reeves of Hennepin speaking comforting words to the bereaved ones. A large number of relatives and friends came to pay their last respects to little Hubert. Eight of his boy schoolmates bore his casket to the silent tomb.

March 1, 1923

Quite a large crown attended the shooting match Saturday also at the social in the evening which the losing side gave.

Mrs. Herman Meyer and Romilda of Granville spent from Saturday evening until Sunday evening at the Will Rudy home.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Rudy entertained a number of friends Sunday, Mrs. Pearl Deininger being the guest of honor as it was her birthday. Fine refreshments were served.

Mr. Albert is not quite so well of late and suffers with chills most every day.

Will Seibert moved near the Swaney school last Thursday where he will work for Willis Deininger.

Geneva, Lauretta, Cleo and Lennis Seibert, also Berniece Deininger, left school on account of moving away.

Henry Bastion moved into the house vacated by Art Smith, and Vernon Johnson into the Joe Edwards house vacated by Mr. Bastion. As this was moving week, quite a few changes were made.

Art Smith moved west of Henry Thursday on a farm.

Florid, March 22, 1923

Mrs. Ben Cassell and children spent Saturday afternoon at the Nick Kroft home.

Florid, May 24, 1923

Nick Krafft and family spent Sunday at the Ben Cassell home.

Mrs. Ella Danley who has been in Decatur, Chicago and Elgin, the past year, returned last Saturday and will stay and care for Mrs. Sarah Cassell who is getting rather feeble, yet not so much for a lady almost 93 years old. She still works all the time, housework and out-of-doors.

June 28, 1923

Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Anthony of Keokuk, Iowa came last Sunday for a visit among their relatives, the Bastions, Johnsons, and Ben Cassell.

Florid, July 1, 1923

Mrs. Mollie Cassell of LaSalle is spending a few days with Mrs. Sarah Cassell and Mrs. Ella Danley.

Florid, August 16, 1923

Mr. and Mrs. Loren Cassell of Toluca called at the S.P. Clemens homes on Sunday.

Roy Daily

Roy Daily was born in Decatur, May 28, 1881 and died in Peoria, August 8, 1923. He leaves his devoted wife, two sons, Dewaine and Demont, his mother, one sister and two brothers and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his departure. He was brought to Granville over the C.&A. and then to Florid and was buried just a dusk. A large gathering came to pay their last respects to Roy, as he was well known here. He was a resident of this village last year. He was a devoted husband and a good kind father. He has not been very well for some time past, but able to work until the day he passed away, dying with hemorrhage of the throat. We expend our sympathy.

Florid, August 30, 1923

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Cassell are entertaining some relatives from Peoria for a few days.

H.E. Allen and wife, also Pat Donoho, wife and little Dean Allen, and Mrs. Ella Danley motored to Decatur Sunday and visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Lineham, Mrs. Danley remaining for a week's visit with her relatives. She found her father, John Cassell, quite poorly. He is an old gentleman of about 95 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Cassell and son, and Mr. and Mrs. Brady of Corning, Iowa are visiting at the E.G. Henning home. Mr. Cassell and Mrs. Henning are brother and sister.

Florid, September 6, 1923

Mrs. Ella Danley who spent the last week in Decatur at the home of her father, John Cassell, returned home Saturday.

Leon Danley and family, also his sister-in-law of Joliet, visited at Mrs. Sarah Cassell's and Mrs. Ella Danley's - mother of Mr. Danley and at the H.E. Allen home from Sunday until Monday.

September 13, 1923

Earl Wainright and family, Ivan Brown and family, Mrs. Anna Brash and daughter, Mrs. Henry Ealey, all of Peoria are spending a few days at the Ben Cassell's home.

Florid, November 11, 1923

Albert Daily had a party Saturday night.

Florid, December 20, 1923

Albert Daily and family visited at the home of Mrs. Daily's mother, Mrs. Rosa Beck Sunday evening.

Florid, January 17, 1924

The last reports from uncle John Cassell of Decatur, was that he was still living, but very low.

Florid, March 6, 1924

Albert Daily and family visited with Mrs. Rosa Beck Sunday.

Florid, May 15, 1924

Ralph Danley and family of Chicago and Leon Danley and family of near Joliet, spent the weekend with their mother. Mrs. Leon Danley and little daughter will spend the week here as Mrs. Danley is very lonely since the passing away of aunt Sarah.

Last Saturday a little daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Morine. Mrs. Morine was formerly Miss Julia Henning, so this makes Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Henning grandpa and grandma for the first time.

Florid, May 29, 1924

Leon Danley and family, also Mrs. Ella Danley spent Sunday evening at the H.E. Allen home.

Leon Danley and family of near Joliet spent the weekend with his mother , Mrs. Ella Danley. She is always glad to have her children come as she is quite lonely since the death of aunt Sarah Cassell.

Florid, July 10, 1924

Albert Daily entertained Joe Schuck and wife and Mrs. Beck on the 4th of July.

Florid, July 17, 1924

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cassell of Chicago, John Cassell, Mrs. John Lineham and Mrs. Frank Andrews of Decatur came Monday night for a few days visit with Mrs. Ella Cassell Danley. John Cassell is 96 years old but stood the 100-mile trip by auto quite well.

THURSDAY JULY 24.1924

FORMER FLORID RESIDENT DIES After BRIEF ILLNESS

Death due to heart trouble, preceded by indigestion, came suddenly to Lorin D. Cassell of Toluca, formerly a resident of Florid, on July 6th. On July 5th Mr. Cassell was picking cherries and in some unknown way fell from the barrel, which he was standing, on injuring his knee seriously. He was taken to the Streator hospital, where it required 30 stitches to close the wound. After the operation the knee healed nicely and he was taken to his home on Friday. Sunday many of his friends stopped to converse with him, when later he complained of feeling ill and asked to be taken in the house where he passed away within a short time. Lorin D. Cassell was the son of August and Ellen Cassell (Murphy) was born at Florid, December 13, 1869, being at the time of his death, 55 years and 7 months old. In the year 1898 at Decatur, he was united in marriage to Miss Jossie Redman and this union was blessed by one son, who with the bereaved wife, are left to mourn his untimely death. When a small boy his father died, and later his mother remarried, who with his step-father, three sisters and two brothers survive, Mrs. Flora Pierson of Sterling; Mrs. Ira Price of Tampico, and Mrs. Delia Mathis of Rock Falls, and two brothers, William and Sidney of Oliver, Michigan. Mr. Cassell for the past thirty years had conducted a grocery and meat market in Toluca. During these years he had formed a wide acquaintance of loyal friends who hold him in highest esteem. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, July 16, at 2:30 at the Christian church, Rev. Hedrick officiating, after which the remains were laid to rest in Antioch cemetery. The Rutland lodge of Masons, of which the deceased was a member, had charge of the funeral.

July 31, 1924

Elmer Cassell of Peoria moved into the John Beck home Saturday.

July 31, 1924

Clara Cassell has been very sick with tonsillitis for the past week.

Florid, August 21, 1924

Elmer Cassell entertained company from Peoria the past week. They all returned home Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Whittley and two children in company with Mrs. Ollie Houck of Decatur spent form Friday until Monday at the home of Mrs. Ella Danley.

Miss Helen Lineham with her gentleman friend of Decatur spent from Saturday until Sunday afternoon with Mrs. Ella Danley and her mother who has been here for the past six weeks. Sunday morning, Helen, Robert and her mother, Mrs. Lineham motored to Starved Rock for a few hours of sightseeing.

After spending six weeks here with his daughter and sister, Mrs. Ella Danley, John Cassell and Mrs. John Lineham in company with her daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Whittley and Mrs. Houck returned to her home in Decatur Monday. It is a remarkable thing for a man of 96 years of age to stand an auto trip of 150 miles in one day.

Florid, September 3, 1924

Leon Danley and family of near Elgin spent the weekend with his mother, Mrs. Ella Danley.

Florid, September 10, 1924

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Danley and children, June, Beverly and Jr. of Chicago were weekend visitors at the home of the formers mother, Mrs. Ella Danley.

Florid, January 1, 1925

Mrs. Joe Beck is spending sometime with her daughter, Mrs. Albert Daily and family.

Mrs. Ella Danley left for Chicago last Wednesday where she expects to visit for some time with her two sons and families.

Florid, January 22, 1925

Vera Clemens who spent the past three weeks at the home of her brother Clarence in Spring Valley, returned home last week.

Mrs. Rosa Beck is staying with her daughter, Mrs. Albert Daily and family for a few weeks.

Will Hetrick of Peru spent Sunday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Hetrick.

Over one-half of the school children are out of school on account of the flu and the chicken pox.

February 5, 1925

There will be preaching services in Florid each Sunday morning and evening as they have hired a minister, Mr. Scycle of Ohio. His family will come in about a month and will move into the parsonage.

February 5, 1925

Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Clemens, also Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Clemens and son Myron Dale all of Spring Valley, spent Sunday at the S. P. Clemens home.

Adam Deininger and S. P. Clemens went to Leland Saturday, bringing Mrs. Deininger home, as she has been up there for the past week.

The Nick Krafft family are under quarantine on account of the small pox.

Mrs. Ella Seibert, son Muriel and daughter went to Putnam Saturday to visit with Mrs. Seibert's sister and Vern's mother, returning home Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. John Stockdale are the proud parents of a little Esther Edna, who was born on January 2nd at the home of Mrs. Emma Bami, mother of Mrs. Stockdale.

On January 29th, little Anna came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Novack and claimed them as her parents. This is the second child and daughter. Mrs. Kate Deininger is the nurse.

Will Hetrick of Peru spent from Saturday until Sunday with his father and wife. His daughter Maude and her gentleman friend spent Sunday afternoon at the same home, taking her father home with them.

Frederick Elmer was born to Mr. and Mrs. Art Smith on November 6, 1924, and died at the home of his parents, Janaury 31, 1925 after a few days illness with pneumonia.  He leaves his parents, two little sisters and a host of relatives to mourn his loss.  Mr. and Mrs. Smith have the sympathy of the community in the loss of their dear little boy.  Burial was made Sunday in the Florid cemetery.

Florid, Feb. 12, 1925

Mrs. Clarence Desmang and little baby niece of Peoria came Saturday for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cassell.

Florid, March 16, 1925

Elmer Cassell went to Kansas City last week to help his sister-in-law pack her goods as she expects to move here in the near future.

Florid, April 30, 1925

They are now surveying and grading and getting ready to put on the gravel. It sure will be a fine thing to have good roads instead of the mud we have always have had in bad weather.

May 7, 1925

Mrs. Elmer Cassell was called to Peoria last week on account of her little grandson having an operation for appendicitis.

May 14, 1925

Old Time Resident of Florid Passes Away in Nebraska

Friends in Florid have received the sad news this week telling of the death of Lewis Gardner. A man who was born and raised in Florid and lived there until a few years ago when he went to live in Nebraska. He was a man 58 years old, leaving a wife and three daughters.

Mrs. Ella Danley who spent the past 5 months in Chicago and Elgin with her sons, came back Sunday.

May 28, 1925

Ben Cassell bought the John Krafft place of 20 acres last Friday.

Mrs. Gust Krafft and two small children spent the weekend at the Ben Cassell home.

Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Clemens of Spring Valley spent from Saturday evening until Sunday evening at the S.P. Clemens home, Ivan's parents.

Miss Florence Moody of Kansas, sister of Mrs. Elmer Cassell, came Sunday to make her home here and will teach school. She has taught for the past twenty-five years.

June 25, 1925

Florid telephone company sold to Granville company.
The Florid telephone company has sold all wires, poles, equipment to the Granville telephone company, Cutting out the two dangerous angles in the road leading south of Florid is a long needed improvement. A similar improvement is contemplated near Willis Munis' south of Florid.

Florid, July 9, 1925

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cassell entertained their children and families of Peoria Saturday and Sunday.

Mrs. Ella Danley went to Decatur Friday to help care for her father who is very feeble.

July 16, 1925

Mrs. Bruce Johnson of Chillicothe laid to rest in Florid.

Funeral services for Mrs. Bruce Johnson of Chillicothe who passed away at the Peoria hospital, July 5, were held at the home of her mother, Mrs. Bessie Heath in Florid last Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Johnson was taken suddenly ill July 4, and was rushed to the Peoria hospital where medical attention was given to her. But she remained in a very serious condition and life soon flashed out. The remains were taken from Peoria to the home of her mother, Mrs. Bessie Heath in Florid where funeral services were held last Thursday afternoon. Interment was made in the Florid cemetery.

February 5, 1925

Frederick Elmer was born to Mr. and Mrs. Art Smith on November 6, 1924 and died at the home of his parents, January 31, 1925 after a few days illness with pneumonia. He leaves his parents, two little sisters and a host of relatives to mourn his loss. Mr. and Mrs. Smith have the sympathy of the community in the loss of their dear little boy. Burial was made Sunday in the Florid cemetery.

August 13, 1925

Dies of Infection Following Appendicitis Operation

Walter Meyer of Granville, formerly a resident of Florid, passed away at the Spring Valley hospital August 2, following an operation for appendicitis. He was taken ill several days before his unexpected death with appendicitis and an operation was deemed necessary. Shortly after the operation infection set in and he soon yielded to its power. He was born in Florid, January 1, 1908 to Mr. and Mrs. Herman Meyer. To mourn his sudden departure are his parents and three sisters. One sister Emma, wife of Chester Morine of Hennepin preceded him a year ago in death. Funeral services were held from his home in Granville, with Rev. Barstead a former pastor of Florid church officiating. Six John Hopkins school comrades were Pallbearers. Interment took place in Granville.

Florid, September 3, 1925

Mrs. Ella Danley left Wednesday for an indefinite stay with her sons in Chicago.

September 24, 1925

Miss Florence Moody is now the owner of the H.E. Allen store which she purchased the past week. Miss Moody is a very competent lady and we wish her all kinds of success. She is teaching the Sprinkleburg school the coming term. Her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cassell will have charge of the store until her school closes in the spring.

December 3, 1925

Mrs. Elmer Cassell who spent the past week in Peoria with her children, returned home Sunday. Her daughter, Mrs. Wainwright and husband brought her home in their car.

Henry Bastion's who lived on the John Johnson farm for the past two seasons, moved last Monday onto the farm, Mr. Marketti vacated some time ago.

December 31, 1925

Albert Sandburg's little five year old daughter Lillian, who has been an invalid all of her life, passed away Saturday and was buried in Granville Monday morning. Sympathy is extended to her parents and two brothers who remain to suffer the loss of the little one.

Harry Cassell and wife of Peoria spent Christmas here at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cassell.


1926 - 1930

January 14, 1926

Mary Kroft has been helping with the work in the Albert Foster home the past week as Mrs. Foster is sick.

Miss Vera Clemens went To Spring Valley Sunday to assist with the housework in the home of her brother, Clarence, as Mrs. Clemens and Myron are both sick

Adam Deininger and wife, also Jessie Weeks and Grace, were in Ottawa Saturday of business.

Caesar Stoens had a public sale on Friday, but things did not sell as well as they had hoped for.

Mr. and Mrs. James Patterson of Oglesby, are at the home of their daughter, Mrs. C. Stoens, and family. They are helping to get ready to move as the Stoens expect to move to Oglesby in February.

Word has just been received of the marriage of Miss Marjorie Odekirk and Mr. Lemmie Echard, both of Chicago. They were married in that city two weeks ago and expect to live there. Mrs. Echard is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Odekirk and the groom is the son of John Echard of Hennepin.

January 21, 1926

Mrs. J.B. Albert received word the past week of the death of her brother, Andrew Odekirk, who lived in Kansas. He was laid to rest Sunday at his home in Kansas. He was an elderly man, well up in his eighties. He leaves six children, two sisters, Mrs. Addie Bradley of Chicago and Mrs. J.B. Albert of Florid. Also one brother, Charles Odekirk, a number of grandchildren and many other relatives.

February 11, 1926

Caesar Stoens who lived 1 1/2 miles west of Florid, for the past 25 years, moved to near Oglesby the past week and will work on a farm.

Mrs. Elmer Cassell and sister, Miss Moody were in LaSalle Saturday getting goods for the store.

Florid, April 1, 1926

Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Allen and little Dean Allen Donohue were in Granville Thursday. While there they got a box of fine oranges, sent to them from their niece and husband, Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Herron of Pomona, California. The box is to be divided between Joe Edwards, Pat Donohoe, Willis Deininger and H.E. Allen. It sure was a fine treat an very much enjoyed by all the families.

S.P. Clemens spent from Sunday afternoon until Monday at the home of Leslie Foster. Mr. Foster who has been ill the past several months passes away Sunday afternoon. Funeral services were held at the Florid church Wednesday afternoon at 2:00. Interment was in the Florid cemetery.

Florid, April 8, 1926

Mrs. Elmer Cassell had the misfortune to step on something sharp, cutting a large gash in her foot, which is causing her a bit of trouble.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Foster of near Putnam and the formers mother, Mrs. Lula Foster of Strawn were Sunday afternoon visitors at the S.P. Clemens' home.

Florid, April 20, 1926

Earl Wainright and family of Peoria spent from Saturday evening until Sunday evening at the home of Elmer Cassell, also attended the play "Deacon Dubbs".

April 29, 1926

Last Friday the county superintendent of the schools Thomas Kennedy held the final examination for the eighth grade pupils and quite a few pupils came from other schools. The pupils who passed the examination from our school were Berniece Deininger, Earl Bastion, Helen Cassell, and Robert Henning.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cassell entertained their children and families of Peoria over Sunday. Mrs. Bessie Desmang stayed for a longer visit.

Florid, May 6, 1926

Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Edwards, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Donoho and son Dean, and Mrs. Willis Deininger and Bernice motored to Leonore, Sunday afternoon to see Willis and Ray Daily who are working out there on the railroad grade.

Florid, June 24, 1926

The gravel hauling for the roads here will soon come to a close. If no bad luck, they expect to finish this week or the first of next.

Mrs. Bessie Desmang and Mrs. Lula Wainright and son of Peoria came Sunday for a few weeks visit with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cassell.

Florid, August 19, 1926

Mrs. Elmer Cassell who spent the past week in Peoria, came home with her children Saturday but returned again with the children for another week's visit in that city.

Florid, October 14, 1926

Mrs. Earl Wainright and Bobby of Peoria are spending a few weeks at the home of her parents, Elmer Cassell's.

November 4, 1926

Henry Bastion and family moved into the Dave Clemens home Monday just vacated by Willis Deiniger who has moved to Ottawa.

Caesar Stoens and family who lived near Utica the summer, moved into the John Johnson tenant house last Thursday. Caesar is husking corn in the drainage ditch.

Florid, November 11, 1926

Albert Daily had a party Saturday night.

Florid, December 2, 1926

Mrs. Elmer Cassell and Walter who spent the past week in Peoria, returned home Saturday, having spent a very pleasant time there.

Grace Henning and Harold Kinney who are attending Normal, came home Wednesday for the Thanksgiving vacation, returning Sunday. They like their work very much.

December 9, 1926

Ivan Clemens and wife, also Clarence Clemens and family of Spring Valley spent Sunday at the home of the boy's parents, S. P. Clemens

Mrs. John Brandstatter who has been in the Spring Valley hospital for nearly two weeks, returned home Saturday with the new little Betty Lou.

December 30, 1926

Elmer Cassell went to Peoria Saturday for a weeks visit with his three children who live there.

Mrs. Henry Bastion was quite sick the past week with a bad cold, but is better and able to be up again.

Florid, February 17,1927

Mrs. Rosa Beck fell the past week and hurt herself quite badly. Her granddaughter Alberta Daily is staying with her.

Earl Wainright and little son Bobby of Peoria moved up here the past week and are living above the store.

Florid, February 24, 1927

Florence Moody and Earl Wainright were in Peru Saturday buying goods for Miss Moody's store.

Elmer Cassell and son-in-law Earl Wainwright were in Peoria on business Monday, going down in their truck.

March 3, 1927

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bastion and son, Earl, who spent nearly three weeks in Keokuk, IA, with Mrs. Bastion's sisters, Mrs. Russell and family, also Mrs. Washburn and family, returned home Saturday, having had a very pleasant visit.

S.P. Clemens and Ferd. Krafft are at Landy Boyle's a few days this week helping with Mr. Boyle's summer's butchering.

Mrs. Sam Clemens of Hennepin came Saturday for a few day's visit among her old friends. The Clemens lived here all their lives until a few years ago when they moved to Hennepin.

Harry Deininger and Lee Weeks of Mendota spent a few hours here Sunday.

Jesse Gall and daughter Verna of McNabb spent Sunday at S. P. Clemens

Caesar Stoens moved into the Amos Deininger home just vacated by Amos who moved into the Sandburg house. Caesar will work for Amos the coming season.

Earle Jegglie and family of Tiskilwa spent from Saturday evening until Sunday at the home of her father and two brothers, John Immel Peterson's.

Earl Wainright spent the week in Peoria, returning home Monday.

Florid, March 10, 1927

Harry Cassell and wife of Peoria came Friday and stayed until Sunday at the home of the formers parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cassell.

March 17, 1927

Henry Bastion's moved in the Henry Bouxein house on Monday. Mr. Bouxsein want to farm the land but wanted someone to live in the house. It is one of the most up-to-date country homes we know of and was recently vacated by Nels Anderson. Mr. Bastion intends to raise poultry.

Willis Deininger, wife and Bernice of Ottawa were Sunday dinner guests at the home of the formers parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Adam Deininger

Mrs. S.P. Clemens and Vera spent Saturday evening at the home of H.E. Allen.

Mrs. Rosa Beck still remains quite poorly with very little change.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cassell and Miss Moody entertained Mr. and Mrs. Earle Wainwright and Bobby at dinner, Sunday..

April 7, 1927

Elmer Cassell and son-in-law Earl Wainright were trading in LaSalle Monday.

April 14, 1927

Mrs. Amos Deininger spent from Monday until Thursday in Chicago with her niece, Mrs. James Chambers and family

Clarence Clemens and family of Spring Valley and Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Clemens of Ladd attended their uncle's funeral, Eli Allen, Thursday afternoon.

Ray Daily of Ottawa spent from Saturday evening until Sunday evening at the home of his grandmother, Mrs. Rosa Beck.

Grace Henning who is going to school in Normal, came home Friday for the Easter vacation of one week.

Mrs. Elmer Cassell and her son-in-law, Earl Wainwright spent from Tuesday until Wednesday in Peoria visiting with relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Rue and two sons of Peoria spent from Saturday until Sunday at the Earl Wainwright home. Mrs. Rue is a sister of Mr. Wainwright.

The school election was held at the school Saturday evening. Albert Sandberg and E.G. Henning were the candidates. Mr. Sandburg received 13 votes, and Mr. Henning 16, so E.G. Henning will be the school director for the next three years. He was re-elected.

May 5, 1927

Sophia Cassell, Helen and son Benny spent Sunday afternoon visiting with friends here.

Earl Wainright is mowing and cleaning at the beautiful little cemetery. He was given the work for the summer.

Elmer Cassell and family, Miss Moody, Earl Wainright and family spent Sunday afternoon at the Fred Kule home. Mrs. Kule is very low with cancer.

Florid, May 12, 1927

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Wainwright entertained Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cassell and Walter, also Miss Moody and Mrs. Bessie Dismang of Peoria at supper Saturday night.

Last Monday morning about 10:30 a bad storm came this way and the lightning struck Elmer Cassell's barn, being a cold bolt not much damage was done only splintering the boards. Then the afternoon, a terrible windstorm passed through here and blew down all kinds of trees and out buildings.

May 19, 1927

Last Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Deininger entertained all of their children and families at a family reunion in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Deininger. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Willis Deininger and Bernice of Ottawa, Mr. and Mrs. J. Weeks and Grace of Aurora, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Deininger and two children of Mendota, Also Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pletsch and three sons, and John Clemens of Hennepin.. To say it was a day spent pleasantly would be putting it mildly as this was the first time the children were all at home together for six years. Then there was the dinner which Mother knows how to make and which was enjoyed by all

Dave Clemens and son Simon, also Merle Seibert of Ottawa, spent Monday afternoon here looking after their property.

Caesar Stoens and family spent Sunday at the Will Rudy home

Mrs. Bessie Heath entertained Mrs. J.B. Albert and Mrs. Mary Mickelson at Sunday dinner.

Elmer Cassell and son-in-law, Earl Wainwright went to Peoria Sunday where they expect to work for some time.

Mr. and Mrs. John Lineham, also Mr. and Mrs. Tom Whitley and little son John of Decatur, spent a little while at the H.E. Allen home Monday afternoon. They had been to Hennepin to attend the funeral of Mrs. Mary Cassell.

Mrs. S.P. Clemens and Vera, Mrs. H.E. Allen and Mrs. Joe Edwards attended the funeral of Mrs. Mary Cassell which was held in Hennepin, Monday afternoon. Mrs. Cassell was well known as she lived in the village of Florid some years ago. She was well liked by all who knew her. She was a jolly good woman. She leaves her two daughters, Mrs. Will Hoskins of Chicago, and Mrs. Frank Glass of LaSalle, also her beloved grandson, Norman Glass, a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss..

Mr. and Mrs. John Lineham, also Mr. and Mrs. Tom Whittley and little son John of Decatur, spent a little while at the H.E. Allen home Monday afternoon. They had been to Hennepin to attend the funeral of Mrs. Mary Cassell.

Florid, May 27, 1927

Mrs. Joe Shuck and Mrs. Beck's granddaughter Alberta are caring for Mrs. Beck while she is sick.

Elmer Cassell and Earl Wainright who are working in Peoria, spent from Saturday evening until Monday evening with home folks.

E.G. Henning got kicked by a horse the past week. It causes him some trouble in getting around as his limb is very sore.

Alfred Morine and family spent Sunday at the home of Mrs. Morine's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Henning.

June 2, 1927

Mrs. Rosa Beck has been very sick the past week but is getting better at this writing.

Mrs. Dave Clemens of Ottawa, who came to decorate the graves of loved ones on Decoration Day was a dinner guest of Mrs. George Hetrick.

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Alleman and three children, Edith, Henry and Benny, also a niece and nephew, all of Chicago, were calling on their many friends here Sunday. They spent the night at the John Beck home. The Allemans lived here some years ago and have had many friends here.

June 16, 1927

Raymond Stone (Remi Stoens) of Hennepin spent Sunday at the home of Rosa Beck, the guest of Miss Alberta Daily, who is staying with her grandmother, who still remains quite poorly.

Elmer Cassell who is working at Peoria came home last Saturday, Harry Cassell and wife bringing him.

They all stayed for a few days to do some painting and papering for Miss Moody before returning to their homes.

Grace Henning who has been attending school in Normal the past school term, returned home Thursday. Grace has been hired to teach the Florid school the coming year.

June 23, 1927

Harry Cassell and wife, Clarence Desmang and wife, also Earl Wainright and Elmer Cassell came here with relatives.

Mrs. Rosa Beck, who has been so sick for a long time, is now able to be out about the house and goes out of doors on nice days.

Florid, June 30, 1927

Remi Stoens of Hennepin was the guest of Alberta Daily at the Rosa Beck home Sunday.

Elmer Cassell and Earl Wainright, who are working in Peoria spent the weekend with home folks. Walter returned with them for a few days visit in the city.

July 14, 1927

Joe Edwards, Anchor Johnson and Earl Daily are working with the hard road gang.

Earl Wainright who was working in Peoria spent Saturday night and Sunday here with his wife and son.

Harry Cassell and wife of Peoria spent Sunday at the home of his parents, Elmer Cassell and family.

July 28, 1927

S.P. Clemens got the sad news of the death of his cousin, Marshall McElroy, Thursday afternoon. He left Friday morning for Decatur to attend the funeral.

Mrs. Rosa Beck still remains quite poorly.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Alleman of Granville were calling here Monday afternoon.

E.G. Henning and wife spent Sunday with their daughter, Mrs. Alfred Morine and family near Hennepin.

Earle Wainwright who spent several days here with his family returned to his work in Peoria Sunday evening.

Earl Wainwright and family, Elmer Cassell and Walter, also Miss Florence Moody had a picnic dinner across the river Sunday.

Mrs. J.A. Swem and daughter, Jessie, also Mr. and Mrs. Owen Allen of Henry were callers at the H.E. Allen home Monday afternoon.

Grace Henning, who has been attending school at Normal the past year came home to stay. She will teach our school the coming term.

August 4, 1927

Caesar Stoens and Eugene Krafft are both suffering with blood poisoning. Caesar in his hand and Eugene in his left arm. Both are unable to work.

Mrs. Rosa Beck is having a new porch built on the front of her house.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Alleman of Granville spent Wednesday evening here calling on friends.

Earl Wainright spent the weekend with his family here, returning to his work in Peoria Sunday evening.

After two weeks visit with relatives and friends in Peoria, Mrs. Elmer Cassell returned home Saturday evening.

Harry Cassell and wife spent from Saturday evening until Sunday evening at the home of his parents, Elmer Cassell.

Elmer Cassell was in Spring Valley Thursday to consult a doctor in regard to his health as he has been ailing for some time with stomach trouble.

August 18, 1927

Sunday afternoon several relatives and friends gathered at the Ben Cassell home south of here where they soon were enjoying a fine picnic dinner under the shade of the trees. The afternoon was spent in pleasant conversation, recalling events of bygone days. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cassell and son Walter, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Wainright and Bobby, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Smith and three children, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Cassell, Helen and Benny, and Miss Florence Moody. At a late hour all wended their way homeward all voting Mr. and Mrs. Cassell royal entertainers.

August 25, 1927

Earl Bastion has purchased a new touring car the past week and he is enjoying it very much.

S.P. Clemens attended a reunion at the home of Miss Ida Foster at Strawn last Sunday in honor of Mr. and Mrs. John Eisenhour of Oklahoma, who are here visiting their many friends and relatives. A fine cafeteria style dinner was served to about 60 relatives and friends. Everybody having a jolly good time.

September 1, 1927

After a week's visit with his mother, Mrs. Rosa Beck and other relatives, Robert Dinkey left for his home in Iowa, Saturday, leaving his mother much better.

Harry Cassell and wife of Peoria spent from Saturday evening until Sunday evening at the home of the formers parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cassell.

Dave Clemens of Ottawa was a caller in town Sunday.

September 8, 1927

Mrs. Holden and son, also Mr. and Mrs. Brash of Peoria spent from Saturday until Monday at the Ben Cassell home. Mrs. Brash is a sister of Ben and Elmer Cassell and lived here when her first husband Moses Daily was living.

Mrs. Bessie Daily and son, also a friend all of Peoria visited the grave of her husband, the late Roy Daily Friday.

Word was received Saturday of the sudden death by lightening of Elija Pickerrell, who lives in Minnesota, Mrs. Pickerrell was Carrie Springer, daughter of the late Mrs. Sarah Chance and lived here for a greater part of her life. Her friends extend their sympathy to the family in this time of trouble.

E.G. Henning was horned by a cow Monday, which required quite a few stitches to sew the wound in his limb. He's resting as well as can be expected. His many friends hope no bad effects will follow.

September 22, 1927

Mrs. Rosa Beck is quite sick again and under the care of Dr. Smart of Granville.

Last Monday while playing at school, Walter Cassell fell and hurt his hand. He was taken to a doctor in Granville to have it attended to.

After a week spent with his family, Earl Wainright returned to his work in Peoria Sunday evening.

Florid, October 13, 1927

Remi Stoen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Stoens of Hennepin and Miss Albert Daily, the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Daily of Florid were quietly married Saturday afternoon at 3:30 PM at the Catholic parsonage in Hennepin. Rev. F. Zwart speaking the words to join them as husband and wife. May they live long and be happy is the wish of their friends. They will continue to live with Mrs. Stoen's grandmother, Mrs. Rosa Beck, who has been quite poorly all summer and her granddaughter , who has been making her home with her will care for her.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cassell entertained company from Peoria over Sunday.

Albert Daily and family spent Sunday at the Ben Cassell home.

Mrs. George Hetrick spent Wednesday in LaSalle.

Mrs. Jessie Reichwine spent Wednesday in Cedar Point with Miss Cora Allen.

Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Clemens and daughter Vera spent Sunday in McNabb with Jess Gall and daughter Verna.  Verna went to the Spring Valley hospital Monday and had her tonsils removed and is getting along as well as can be expected.

Mrs. John Peterson of Hennepin and Miss Laura Larson of Chicago were callers at the S. P. Clemens home Tuesday.

Schyler Irwin and family of DePue spent Sunday with Mrs. E. A. Alberts and daughter Jessie Reichwine.

Mrs. George Hetrick spent Sunday at the Amos Deininger home.

Mrs. Nick Kroft and two daughters Edith and Mary spent from Saturday until Sunday in Palatine at the Robert Mitchell home, Mrs. Kroft's brother.

Mr. and Mrs. James Chambers and twin babes and their nurse, also Frank Hetrick of Chicago spent Sunday at the Amos Deininger home.  Amos and wife went home with them for a week's visit and sightseeing in the big city.

Mrs. Charles Meier and two sons of Henry spent from Friday evening until Saturday evening here with Mrs. Meier's brother, Russell Chance and family.  They all went to Henry and spent Sunday in the Meier home.  Russell and family returned Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allen and son Norval of Ottawa were calling on their many friends here Sundy.

John Stockdale, who is workign near Wyanet spent from Saturday evening until Monday morning with his family here.

Mrs. Mary Mickelson spent Monday afternoon with Mrs. Bessie Heath.

Mrs. Pat Donoho was in LaSalle Thursday morning having dental work done.

Joe Edwards and wife were callers at the Clyde Allen home Sunday evening.

Henry Kessling spent Sunday at the home of Mrs. Kessling's parents Mr. and Mrs. Stockdale in the Oxbow.

Herman Meyer of Granville was a caller at the Will Rudy home Monday morning.

October 20, 1927

Ray Daily who has been working in Ottawa for sometime is now staying at the home of his mother, Mrs. Albert Daily and family and working near Peru on the high line. Remi Stoens is working in Oglesby on the high line.

October 27, 1927

Mrs. Kate Deininger and Eugene Krafft attended Mrs. Amos Hartman's funeral in Wyanet Thursday afternoon. It was Mrs. Deininger's sister-in-law and she lived here at one time while her husband was still living.

December 1, 1927 - Florid

Mrs. S. P. Clemens and daughter spent from Wednesday afternoon until Thursday evening with their son and brother Ivan and wife at Ladd and enjoyed a fine Thanksgiving dinner.

Schyler Irvin and family of DePue ate Thanksgiving dinner with Mrs. E. Albert and daughter Jessie.

John David, the ten day old babe of Mr. And Mrs. Viggo Cofoid, died at the home of his parents Friday evening and was buried in Lostant Sunday. Rev. Leckie of Hennepin spoke words of sympathy to the bereaved parents, relatives and friends. This little babe leaves his grief-stricken parents, a brother, Vincent and a little sister, Christine to mourn his early death. The sympathy of the community is extended to them.

Mrs. Elmer Cassell and sister Miss Florence Moody spent from Thursday until Saturday with relatives and friends in Peoria. Mrs. Cassell's daughter, Mrs. Bessie Dismay (Dismang) came home with them for a few day's visit here.

Mr. And Mrs. John Brandstatter entertained Mrs. Mary Mickelson, S. P Clemens and John Immel Peterson on Thanksgiving day.

Frank Hetrick of Chicago spent from Wednesday until Sunday morning with relatives and friends here.

Mr. And Mrs. H. E. Allen entertained their three daughters and families to Thanksgiving dinner.

Mr. And Mrs. Adam Deininger and son Harry spent Thanksgiving in Harvard with their daughter Mrs. Lee Weeks and family.

The Henning families held a family reunion at the old Henning homestead where Harry Graham now lives, some forty being present to help make it a day to be remembered and help to eat the bounteous spread which had been brought by different familes.

Mr. And Mrs. Will Rudy entertained a number of their friends to dinner at their home Sunday.

Earle Wainright, wife and son Bobby spent Friday in Peoria.

John Stockdale and family spent Thanksgiving at the Barney Brown home.

Mrs. Henry Kessling who has been so sick the past weeks is slowly getting better.

Mrs. H. E. Allen received word Monday of the serious sickness of her cousin's boy, Mrs. James Newport of Bogard, Mo. It will be remembered the Newports lost their oldest son Bertus in January from small pox and this boy has scarlet fever. Their many friends hope this son may be spared.

Florid, December 8, 1927

The little twin babes that were born to Mr. and Mrs. Max McHarry near McNabb lived but a few days and were buried here Sunday.

December 20, 1928

The funeral of William Foster of near Sparland was held at the Presbyterian church Monday afternoon. Burial took place in the Florid cemetery.

January 26, 1928

Remi Stoens and Elmer Cassell were trading in Peru Monday.

February 9, 1928

Earl Wainright who spend the last three weeks in Peoria, at the home of his sister who has been quite sick, returned home Friday evening leaving his sister much better.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cassell and son Walter, also Miss Florence Moody were entertained at Earl Wainright's home Sunday at dinner.

Mr. and Mrs. Remi Stoens and Joe Edwards and wife were in Granville Saturday afternoon.

February 16, 1928

Caesar Stoens, a former resident here but now Walnut Illinois, spent a few days here with his brother Remi and wife, also with his parents and sister of Hennepin, returning to his own home Monday morning.

Mrs. Rosa Beck still remains quite poorly, confined to her bed most of the time.

February 16, 1928

Aged Florid resident buried Thursday afternoon.

Funeral services for William Seibert Sr., were held in the Florid church Thursday afternoon at 1:30, Rev. Henry Ebert of Granville had charge of the services and spoke comforting words to the bereaved. Mr. Seibert was born in Harrisburg, PA 78 years ago. When a small boy, he came with his parents to Florid and practically all of his life was spent here. About five years ago he went to live with his three children, vis: William of Hennepin, Jessie, Mrs. Harry Brown of LaSalle and Lizzie, Mrs. David Brown of Chicago. He passed away at the home of the latter Monday morning, February 6th. Deceased is survived by five daughters and two sons, 31 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, two brothers, one sister and a host of other relatives and friends who now mourn their loss. The floral offerings were many and beautiful some attributes to the memory of one who held respect and esteem by all who knew him. He was laid to rest beside his former wife in the Florid cemetery. Thus ends the earthly career of another old resident.

March 8, 1928

This has been moving week. Quite a few changes have taken place. Albert Daily, who lived on the Peter Stoens farm moved down near Henry. Vernon Johnson vacated the Balastri farm and also moved near Henry. Jimmy Cofoid moved on the farm John Peterson vacated. Fred Kule moved where Cofoid lived. Mr. Finn moved where Kule lives. Fred Frost, who sold his place to John Peterson, went to live in the John Shummel home for the present.

Albert Daily and three children, who moved near Henry the past week spent Sunday at the Rosa Beck home. Mrs. Daily is staying with her mother and helping to care for her while she is so sick.

Robert Dinkey of Iowa, came last Tuesday to see his mother, Mrs. Rosa Beck, who is very sick.

Hennepin Lad buried Thursday.
Private funeral services for Lloyd E. Kessling of Hennepin, who passed away November 29, were held at the home last Thursday with Rev. Luckie in charge of the services. Lloyd Eldon, son of Henry and Valerie Kessling, was born October 30, 1916. He has suffered greatly all his life and when 2 years of age, he lost his speech. He is survived by his father and mother, two brothers and one sister and his grandparents and several other relatives and friends. At the time of his death he was 11 years and 29 days old. Burial was in the Florid cemetery.

March 15, 1928

Elmer Cassell and son-in-law Earl Wainright, spent from Tuesday until Wednesday in Peoria. Mr. Cassell attended a Yoman banquet at that place Tuesday evening.

Mrs. Robert Dinky and little Helen, also John Dinkey, all of Iowa came Tuesday to see Mrs. Rosa Beck who is very poorly.

Mrs. Robert Dinkey Sr. and Helen, also John Dinkey, who were here to see Mrs. Rosa Beck and a few other relatives, returned to their home in Iowa Saturday, going by auto.

Mrs. Earl Wainright has been suffering with a very bad cold the past week.

Mrs. Dinkey and her son of Peoria came Saturday to see Mrs. Rose Beck. Mrs. Dinkey will stay for a time to help care for Mrs. Beck. Her son will return to Peoria again. The two ladies are sister-in-laws.

Mrs. Elmer Cassell and daughter, Mrs. Earl Wainright were trading in Granville Monday.

March 22, 1928

Robert Dinkey who was here two weeks ago to see his mother, Mrs. Rosa Beck was called back last Wednesday, his mother having passed away. He returned to his home in Iowa Saturday morning.

Remi Stoens and wife are spending a week at the home of Mrs. Stoens' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Daily near Henry. Mrs. Stoens has been caring for her grandmother, the late Rosa Beck the past year and needs a little rest. She has been a very faithful granddaughter and deserves much credit.

March 22, 1928

Mrs. Rosa Beck of Hennepin Dies Following Year's Illness

Mrs. Rosa Beck of Florid, who had been ill the past year passed away at her home on Tuesday evening of last week at the age of 81 years and 7 months.  Mrs. Rose Beck was married two times, her first husband, Mr. Dinkey preceding her in death.  Two sons were born to them, John who died some years ago and Robert, who now lives in Iowa.  Several years after the death of her first husband she was united in marriage to Joseph Beck, one daughter, Mrs. Albert Daily, being born to them.

The deceased is survived by her son and daughter, eight grandchildren and several great grandchildren, besides other relatives and friends.  She was a member of teh Presbyterian church and Sunday school and attended regularly when health permitted.  Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, Rev. Levine officiating.

The pall-bearers were Adam Deininger, David Clemens, E. G. Henning, H. E. Allen, S. P. Clemens and Sam Clemens.  Interment was in the Florid cemetery.

March 29, 1928

Mr. and Mrs. Remi Stoens who spent the past week with Mrs. Stoens parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Daily near Henry, returned to their home here. They will live at the late Rose Beck home.

April 11,1928

Earl Wainright went to Peoria Monday morning with Albert Sandburg where he expects to work again this summer, his family staying here.

Remi Stoens and wife spent Sunday at the Albert Daily home, who recently moved near Henry.

Mrs. Benjamin Cassell, daughter Helen and son Benny spent Sunday at the Elmer Cassell home and attended church in the morning.

April 19, 1928

Mr. and Mrs. Remi Stoens spent from Saturday until Sunday at the Albert Daily home near Henry, parents of Mrs. Stoens..

Mrs. E.A. Albert received the sad news Sunday evening of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Jake Albert of Pontiac. The Alberts lived here about twenty-five years ago. Their many friends sympathize with the bereaved family.

April 26, 1928

R. Stoens and wife spent Sunday at the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Daily. Word was received of the marriage of Ray Daily to an Ottawa girl, which took place in Ottawa, April 4. Ray is the son of Mrs. Albert Daily and has lived here nearly all of his life.

Florid, June 14, 1928

Earl Wainright who is working in Peoria spent Sunday with homefolks here.

Albert Daily and family of near Henry spent Sunday at the Remi Stoens home.

Mr. and Mrs. Pat Donhoe and son Dean spent a little while at the Ben Cassell's home Sunday evening, bringing home some very nice strawberries.

It is rumored that Jos. Pozzoni has purchased the store from Miss Moody.

Leonard Cassell and wife, also his aunt Mrs. John Lineham, all of Decatur, visited our cemetery Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Lineham also called to see her old friend Mrs. H.E. Allen. It will be remembered that Mrs. Lineham lost her husband a short time ago. Also a sister Mrs. Ella Danley and a brother Charles Cassell, which was very sad indeed and she has the sympathy of her many friends here.

Florid, June 28, 1928

Jos. Pozzoni bought the store from Miss Moody the past week. Mr. Pozzoni is remodeling and painting the whole interior which will make a nice building. Mrs. Earl Wainright who has been living in the rooms over the store, moved into the Dave Clemen's house Monday.

Florid, August 9, 1928

John Beck and William Lippert were business visitors in Peoria a couple of days last week.

Mrs. Bessie Desmang of Peoria spent a few days last week visiting at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cassell.

August 23, 1928

Harry Cassell of Peoria drove up Saturday night and visited Sunday at the Elmer Cassell home. Mrs. Elmer Cassell and Earl Wainright accompanied him and visited with home folks.

Mrs. Leslie Wainright and son Bobbie, also Walter are visiting a few days in Peoria.

Mrs. Kate Smith and daughters of Beatrice, Nebraska and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Smith and children spent Friday evening at Elmer Cassell's.

August 30, 1928

Mrs. Kate Smith and daughters of Beatrice, Nebraska were guests of the Elmer Cassell home Friday.

November 1, 1928

Miss Bernice Daily is at the home of her sister, Mrs. Remi Stoens assisting with the household duties.

The little babe of Mr. and Mrs. Remi Stoens passed away Thursday afternoon, October 23. The home life is like a garden and the little children are God's flower buds given to beautify and cheer it. Sometimes by a mysterious and loving providence a rose bud is suddenly taken and the tender hearts of parents are made unspeakably sad in this great disappointment and apparent loss. The young parents have the sincere sympathy of the entire community.

November 29, 1928

Mr. and Mrs. Remi Stoens spent Sunday with Mrs. Stoens parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Daily and family.

December 13, 1928

Mr. and Mrs. Remi Stoens are in Hennepin where Remi is helping to care for his father, who is very ill.

February 14, 1929

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Daily and family spent Saturday afternoon at Remi Stoens.

February 21, 1929

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Roth visited Thursday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Remi Stoens.

February 28, 1929

Will Rudy and family who have lived in Nebraska have moved back to Illinois, arriving at the Amos Deininger home Friday evening and will occupy the Amos Deininger house this summer.

March 7, 1929

Mrs. Arthur Smith and children spent Sunday afternoon with Mrs. Nick Krafft.

Mrs. Elmer Cassell accompanied her son Harry Cassell and wife of Peoria to her school here Tuesday evening and spent the night and on Wednesday they returned to Peoria.

March 14, 1929

Mr. and Mrs. Remi Stoens spent Sunday afternoon at Albert Daily's near Henry.

March 28, 1929

Mr. and Mrs. Remi Stoens spent Sunday with Mr. Stoens parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Daily of near Henry.

April 4, 1929

Mr. and Mrs. Remi Stoens of Oxbow visited with friends in our village Saturday afternoon.

May 28, 1929

Mrs. Jos. Edwards and Mrs. Remi Stoens hied to the woods last Wednesday with a fine picnic dinner to share with their husbands. They roasted marshmallows and wieners and enjoyed themselves immensely.

June 6, 1929

Mr. and Mrs. Remi Stoens of Oxbow were dinner guests Decoration Day of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Edwards.

Our grocery store has changed hands again. H.E. Allen and Charles Pozzoni closed the deal Wednesday of last week. This is the third time that Mr. Allen has owned the store.

June 20, 1929

Mr. and Mrs. Remi Stoens of Oxbow visited Sunday afternoon at the John Brandstatter, Joseph Edwards and Adam Deininger home.

Mrs. Arthur Smith and children spent Monday afternoon with Mrs. Elmer Cassell.

FLORID, THURSDAY, JULY 18, 1929

Miss Helen Cassell visited a few days at the Nick Krafft home, the guest of her cousin, Mrs. Gilbert Shepherd.

October 10, 1929

Mr. and Mrs. Remi Stoens of Oxbow visited at the John Brandstatter and Joseph Edwards homes Monday afternoon.

October 24, 1929

Mrs. Ben Cassell and daughter Helen of south of town were visiting relatives here Wednesday.

February 6, 1930

Born on Tuesday morning, January 28, 1930, at the St. Mary's hospital in Streator, Harold Garth to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Thomas of Streator. The little fellow tipped the beam at 10 1/2 lbs. Mrs. Thomas was formerly Miss Bernice Deininger of this place. Mr. and Mrs. Willis Deininger of Ottawa are the maternal grandparents and Mr. and Mrs. Adam Deininger and H.E. Allen are great-grandparents.

Florid, March 6, 1930

David Clemens who has been ailing all winter with heart trouble and dropsy went to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Elmer Pederson in Ottawa last Friday afternoon and will remain there for an indefinite time.

March 20, 1930

Mrs. Charles Meier, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Chance and daughter Irene of Henry were Sunday afternoon callers at the Adam Deininger home.

Arthur Smith and family moved into the Leo Ettoni tenant house Saturday recently vacated by the John Cofoid family.

April 3, 1930

The Florid community Sunday school held at the M.W.A. Hall the past few months, agreed to close last Sunday. They have had a good Sunday school and faithful attendance and harmony prevailed at every meeting. The members of the school are contemplating going some to McNabb, some to Granville and others to Hennepin.

April 17, 1930

W.R. Rudy and family left for Markett, Nebraska Sunday morning. Ham Sandburg took the household goods in his truck and the family went in Kenneth's car. E.G. Krafft accompanied them and will return with Mr. Sandburg.

Mrs. Arthur Smith and Mrs. Elmer Cassell attended the funeral of Mrs. William Zimmerman, which was held in Granville Sunday afternoon.

Miss Grace Henning of Normal came Saturday and will spend her Easter vacation with home folks.

May 8, 1930

Mrs. Elmer Cassell is at the home of Remi Stoens near McNabb where she is caring for Mrs. Stoens and little son who arrived recently.

Thursday, May 22, 1930

The old house belonging to H.E. Allen was torn down last week. It was a very decrepit looking object and had served its time several years ago. Removing this building is a great improvement to the place.

Mrs. Joseph Edwards, who underwent an operation at the St. Margaret's hospital in Spring Valley a couple of weeks ago, returned to her home Sunday. She is recovering nicely.

J.E. Peterson and Wesley Kenney were business visitors in Peoria Monday.

Miss Ann Martin of Granville, was a visitor at the E.G. Henning home Saturday night and Sunday she was the guest of Miss June.

J.E. Peterson and S.P. Clemens were callers Sunday afternoon at G. H. Brenneman's

Rev. A.C. Weismann of McNabb, also Mrs. Nellie Olson and son, Harry, were callers at the home of Mrs. Mary Mickelsen, Saturday night.

Martin Kuhl had the misfortune one day last week of having his nose broken when a horse kicked him in the face.

Mae Barth is spending a few days at the Joe Sanberg home near Princeton.

Mrs. Alice Edwards of Tonica, accompanied Mrs. Joseph Edwards home from the hospital Sunday. She returned to her home in Tonica Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. Leslie Dysart and two children, Ruth and Howard, of near Granville, were callers at the John Brandstatter home Monday afternoon.

Mrs. Nellie Olson and son, Harry, and Mrs. Mary Mickelsen were recent visitors at the home of Mrs. Mary Johnson west of town.

Ivan Clemens of Ladd, and Mrs. Harvey McGonigle of Walnut, were supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. S.P. Clemens and Vera Thursday evening. Mrs. McGonigle and Mrs. Clemens are cousins.

Mrs. Pat Donoho and son Dean, visited Wednesday of last week at the Willis Deininger home in Ottawa.

Mrs. Nick Krafft and daughter, Edith, returned home Sunday evening after spending a pleasant week at the home of their daughter and sister, Mrs. Gilbert Shepherd and husband of near Streator.

Mr. and Mrs. S.G. Erwin and Elaine of DePue were guests Saturday at the home of Mrs. E.A. Albert and Mrs. Jessie Reichwine.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Wainwright and son, Bobby, of Peoria, visited Saturday night and Sunday at the home of Mrs. Wainwright's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cassell.

Thursday, May 22, 1930

Mrs. Arthur Smith was on the sick list a few days last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Smith spent Sunday afternoon at the home of her father, Fred Kuhl, and family.

Miss June Henning spent Sunday afternoon in Granville.

Miss June Henning met with an accident one day last week, which might have proved serious. She was on horseback when the horse became unruly and threw her off. She hurt one hand and arm quite badly. The saddle has not all been found yet.

Florid, May 29, 1930

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bishop and son Ellsworth of near Sparland, also Mrs. William Rowe of Henry and

Mr. and Mrs. H.P. Alleman of Granville, were callers at the S.P. Clemens homes Sunday afternoon.

June Henning was the guests of friends in Granville Saturday night.

July 10, 1930

Arthur Smith and family were Sunday dinner guests at Ben Cassell's home.

July 24, 1930

Arthur Smith and family spent Saturday evening at Elmer Cassell's.

Mrs. Augustus Foster and son of Depue, Glenn Foster of Princeton, Mrs. Guy Balliot and daughter Fern, of Dallas, Texas, and Mrs. Harry Myer and little son of Rochester, Minnesota, were Friday afternoon visitors at the Will Munis home.

FLORID, AUGUST 7, 1930

Virgil Henning and sister Miss Grace motored to Oswego, Saturday. Miss Grace has been engaged to teach a school up that way the coming year and attended the Kendel County teachers institute.

August 14, 1930

The Elmer Cassell residence is receiving a new coat of paint.

August 28, 1930

Mr. and Mrs. Remi Stoens and little son of Oxbow were Sunday dinner guests at the John Brandstatter home. They also called at the Joseph Edwards home.

September 4, 1930

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Daily and son Haroll and daughter Lorraine of Hopewell were calling on friends here Monday afternoon.

October 23, 1930

Arthur Smith who is employed at the Coal Mine at Mark, moved his family to Granville last Monday so as to be near his work.

Last Saturday afternoon the M.W.A. Hall, chair, stove, piano, desk, etc., were sold at public auction will Allie Morine as auctioneer. Mike Ballastri purchased the hall for $250. The M.W.A. Camp #9292 disbanded some time ago and the members thought best to sell their property here.

October 30, 1930

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bastion and son Earl of Granville spent Friday at the Elmer Cassell home. Mrs. Bastion was also a caller at the Nick Krafft home.

November 6, 1930

David Clemens who was thought to be improving was much worse again the past few days.

December 11, 1930

Dave Clemens who has been ailing with dropsy the past several months, passed away at his home here Tuesday morning. As yet, no arrangements have been made for the funeral.

December 18, 1930

Dave Clemens who has been ailing the past several months with dropsy and heart trouble, passed away at his home here Tuesday morning, December 9th. Mr. Clemens was 60 years of age and had spent all of his life in and near Florid. The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church here Friday afternoon.

1931-1936

January 8, 1931

Mrs. Albert Daily and daughter, Lorraine, also Mrs. Remi Stoens and little son Howard of near Magnolia were calling on relatives and friends Sunday afternoon.

January 22, 1931

Last Thursday Mrs. E.E. Cassell went to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Roth near Magnolia where she expects to spend an indefinite time.

February 12, 1931

The Henry Bastion family has moved to Florid and occupies the house known as the Rose Beck property.

Mr. Bastion and family were formerly residents of Granville.

February 19, 1931

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Johnson and children of near Granville were Sunday visitors at the home of Mrs. Johnson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bastion.

February 26, 1931

Mrs. Nellie Cassell who has been at the Frank Roth home near Wenona caring for Mrs. Roth and infant daughter returned to her home here Tuesday evening of last week.

March 5, 1931

Mr. and Mrs. John Beck and Betty Jean Dennis were guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. John Brandstatter and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Johnson and children, Margaret and Vernon Jr., were Sunday afternoon visitors at the Henry Bastion home.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Morine of Hennepin, a daughter Thursday morning at the Spring Valley hospital. The little miss is a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Henning of Florid and Mr. and Mrs. P.M. Morine of Hennepin. This makes a trio of girls to the family.

March 12, 1931

Tuesday morning, H.E. Allen's store burned to the ground and nothing was saved. At this writing the men are busy and fighting hard to save the house.

March 26, 1931

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Smith and children of Granville visited with relatives in Florid on Sunday afternoon.

April 9, 1931

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Johnson and children of near Granville spent Sunday at the home of the formers parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bastion and Earl.

May 7, 1931

Haroll Daily of Magnolia was a guest Sunday of Earl Bastion.

Mr. and Mrs. Remi Stoens and little son Howard of near Magnolia spent Thursday evening with Mr. and Mrs. John Brandstatter.

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Johnson and two children, Margaret and Buddy spent Sunday afternoon at the Henry Bastion home.

May 21, 1931

Vernon Johnson and family spent Friday afternoon at the Henry Bastion home here.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bastion and son Earl and Anchor Johnson visited at the Vernon Johnson home Saturday afternoon.

Margaret and Buddy Johnson spent Saturday afternoon with Lorence Loyd at the home of Mrs. Mickelson.

Mrs. Mary Johnson visited Friday afternoon with Mrs. Mary Mickelson and Mrs. Esther Loyd.

Mrs. Clara Desmang and Mrs. Earl Wainright and son, who spent the past week at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cassell, returned Sunday afternoon to their homes in Peoria.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Smith and children were callers at the Elmer Cassell home Friday afternoon.

Virgil and June Henning visited Thursday evening at the home of their sister, Mrs. Alfred Morine and family.

May 28, 1931

Haroll Daily of near Magnolia was a Sunday guest of Earl Bastion.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bastion entertained relatives from Peoria on Sunday afternoon.

June 4, 1931

Albert Daily and son Haroll of near Magnolia visited at the Henry Bastion home Saturday.

Mrs. John Beck was calling on friends here Tuesday afternoon of last week.

June 18, 1931

Mr. and Mrs. Remi Stoens and little son Howard of near Magnolia were Sunday evening supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Brandstatter.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bastion and son Earl, were guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Johnson and family, south of Florid.

June 30, 1931

Visitors at the Ben Cassell home south of town were Mr. and Mrs. Bert Cassell of Corning, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Henning and daughter June, and Mr. and Mrs. William Munnis and daughters Lucille and Mellisa.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Cassell and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bray of Corning, Iowa came to the home of the formers sister, Mrs. E.G. Henning last week Tuesday and visited with relatives and friends until Monday morning.

Twenty-five of the Henning, Cassell, Cassabaum, Bartlett relatives enjoyed a lovely picnic dinner on the Swaney Campus last Sunday in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Cassell and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bray, their guests from Corning, Iowa.

July 9, 1931

William Kuntz and Mrs. Bessie Daily and son of Peoria visited at the Henry Bastion home Sunday afternoon.

July 16, 1931

Haroll Daily of near Magnolia, was a guest Sunday of Earl Bastion.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Russell and little grandson of Keokuk, Iowa and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Reiser of Wichita Kansas came Tuesday of last week and visited until Wednesday with the lady's sister, Mrs. Henry Bastion and family.

August 13, 1931

Albert Daily and son Haroll of near Magnolia and Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Johnson and family from south of town were Monday afternoon visitors at the Henry Bastion home.

September 24, 1931

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Smith and children were Sunday afternoon visitors at Henry Bastion's.

October 1, 1931

Elmer Cassell and Earl Bastion spent Thursday in Peoria with relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Johnson visited Monday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bastion.

John Cramer of Broken Bow, Nebraska was a guest at the Amos Deininger home recently.

Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Henning were business callers in Henry Monday morning.

October 22, 1931

Remi Stoens of near Magnolia was a Sunday caller at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Brandstatter.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Russell of Keokuk, Iowa were Sunday guests at the Henry Bastion home. They returned to their home on Monday taking Mr. and Mrs. Bastion with them where they will visit for a couple of weeks.

November 5, 1931

Mr. and Mrs. John Beck and Betty Dennis were Sunday dinner guest of Mr. and Mrs. John Brandstatter and family.

November 19, 1931

Arthur Smith and family of Granville, were calling on relatives here Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. Marie Smith and little son of Granville spent Sunday with Mrs. Elmer Cassell

November 26, 1931

Miss Cora Allen of Cedar Point, and Mrs. S.G. Erwin of Depue have been at the Albert home for the past few days helping to care for Mrs. E.A. Albert, who has been in critical condition since last Monday when she fell down the cellar. Mrs. Albert passed away Sunday morning. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Florid church and interment was made in the Florid cemetery.

Henry Bastion, who has been ailing for some time, had a stroke of paralysis on Thursday night. This is the second stroke he has had.

December 3, 1931

Mrs. Nancy Clemens has been on the sick list the past week.

Mr. and Mrs. Adam Deininger called Sunday morning at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Robert Pletsch and family, east of Florid

Miss Clara Bradley of Chicago came last Monday evening to attend the funeral services of her aunt, Mrs. E.A. Albert, which were held Tuesday afternoon of last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Cassell and children, Helen and Bennie, visited Sunday afternoon at the Elmer Cassell and Henry Bastion homes.

Mrs. E.A. Albert Called by Death

Elida Adelia Oderkirk, daughter of Adam and Nancy Oderkirk, was born on February 14, 1850, in the state of New York, and passed away at her home in Florid on November 22, 1931, at 5 a.m. She came to Illinois with her parents when about two years of age, and the family settled at DePue, Ill., where they resided for a number of years. Her parents died when she was still a small child and she was taken into the family of Rev. R.J. Davis, where she grew to womanhood. She was united in marriage to Joseph B. Albert on December 11, 1867, the ceremony taking place at Hennepin. To this union, two children were born, Charles Norman, who died in infancy, and Jessie Estelle, who survives. Mr. Albert passed away six years ago. She leaves to mourn their loss, her daughter, Mrs. Jessie Reichwine of Florid, a granddaughter, Mrs. Marguerite Stam of Mason City, Iowa, and two great-grandchildren, Marshall and Marjorie Stam of Mason City, Iowa, and a brother, Charles Oderkirk of Kansas. It is difficult to pay a fitting tribute to the memory of so noble a woman; her life was gentle, but like the still waters, it was deep. None ever entered her home without feeling the warmth of a genuine hospitality and her life was a blessing and a benefaction to all within the sphere of its influence. Mrs. Albert was a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church and for many years was prominent in all activities of the church at Florid. funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church in Florid Tuesday afternoon. A.H. Levine of Spring Valley, conducted the services. Interment was made in the Florid cemetery. Relatives and friends attended the last rites from Chicago, Utica, LaSalle, Peru, Spring Valley, DePue, Granville, Hennepin, Tonica, Lostant, Cedar Point, Varna and McNabb.

December 10, 1931

Russell Chance of Henry, was a business caller in Florid, Monday afternoon.

Earl Bastion is having a tussle with the mumps.

Harry Cassell of Peoria visited with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cassell and brother Walter, several days last week.

Thursday, February 11, 1932

Florid Child's Death Caused by Pneumonia

On Wednesday morning of last week, a shadow of great sorrow fell upon the home of Mr. and Mrs. August Krafft, when the death angel came to the family and took from them their infant son. Everything that kind and loving hands could do, was done to save his life, but he closed his eyes in sleep at 8 o'clock a.m., following over a week of illness with erysipelas and bronchial pneumonia.

Walter Eugene, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. August Krafft, was born October 8, 1931, being only 3 months and 26 days of age at the time of his death. He leaves to mourn his loss, besides his heart-broken parents, six sisters and four brothers and many other relatives. Funeral services were held in the Christian church at Florid, Friday afternoon at 1 o[clock, with the Rev. harms of Hennepin, speaking words of tenderest sympathy to the bereaved parents and relatives. Interment was made in the Florid cemetery with Viron and Leslie Gustafson as casket bearers.

March 31, 1932

E.G. Henning is on the sick list ailing with the flu.

April 14, 1932

Haroll Daily of near Magnolia spent Monday afternoon with Earl Bastion.

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Johnson and family were Sunday visitors at the Henry Bastion home.

April 28, 1932

Mr. and Mrs. Remi Stoens and little son Howard of near Magnolia were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Brandstatter and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Wainwright and son Bobby and Harry Cassell of Peoria drove up Sunday morning and spent the day visiting at the Elmer Cassell home. Walter Cassell accompanied them home Sunday evening and will spend an indefinite time in the city.

May 5, 1932

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Johnson and children of Hennepin spent Monday with Mrs. Johnson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bastion.

May 19, 1932

Mrs. Robert Pletch, who lives east of Florid, received word Saturday night stating that Mrs. Hattie Deininger, wife of the late John Deininger, of LaClede Missouri, had passed away. Mrs. Deininger was a sister-in-law of Adam Deininger of this place and was formerly Hattie Umbarger and had many friends here who are grieved to hear this news.

May 26, 1932

Betty Clemens returned home Saturday evening after spending a week visiting with her grandmother, Mrs. Nancy Clemens near Cedar Point.

Mrs. John Beck, east of Florid, was calling on friends in our village Wednesday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Cassell and children visited with relatives and their friends in Florid, Thursday afternoon and evening.

June 2, 1932

Mrs. Nancy Clemens of near Cedar Point spent Saturday afternoon and Sunday at the Elmer Pederson home

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Daily and son Harold, Mr. and Mrs. Remi Stoens and little son, Mrs. Frank Roth and Mrs. Roy Daily and little daughter of near Magnolia were calling Monday afternoon on relatives in Florid.

Mr. and Mrs. Remi Stoens of near Magnolia visited at John Brandstatter's Sunday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. John Beck of east of Florid, were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Deininger and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bishop and son Ellsworth of near Sparland, and Mr. and Mrs. William Rowe of near Henry called in Florid, Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. Clarence Desmang, Mrs. Earl Wainwright and son Bobby, Harry and Walter Cassell, all of Peoria, motored up Saturday evening where they visited until Monday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cassell.

Mrs. E.G. Henning entertained a number of relatives at her home last Wednesday in honor of her birthday. Those present to partake of the delicious dinner were Mrs. Charles Barlette and Mrs. Mary Barlette, Mrs. Charles Cassabaum and children, all of Granville, and Mrs. Walter Ehrsman and son, and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Reardon and little son of Gary, Indiana.

June 16, 1932

Mrs. Ora Clemens and Miss Vera spent Sunday in Aurora, having been called there owing to the death of the formers brother, William Regenold.

Mr. and Mrs. I.M. Clemens and C.E. Clemens, and sons Myron and Gerald of Ladd, were callers at S.P. Clemen's Monday afternoon

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Selquist and family of near Lacon, and Wilbur and Wilfred Krafft of near Varna, and Eugene Krafft of near Hennepin were Sunday visitors at the Nick Krafft home.

Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Shepard, who reside south of Florid, were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Johnson in Hennepin.

Mrs. John Brandstatter and children spent Sunday in cherry, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Colver..

July 7, 1932

Mr. and Mrs. John Beck who reside east of Florid, and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Pederson and children, motored to Bloomington Sunday where they spent the day with Mrs. Alice Dennis. Little Betty Dennis came home with Mr. and Mrs. Beck where she will spend an indefinite time.

P.B. Alleman of Chicago, H.P. Alleman of Granville, called in Florid Saturday afternoon.

July 14,1932

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Russell of Keokuk, Iowa and Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Reiser, of Wichita, Kansas visited a couple of days last week with the ladies' sister, Mrs. Henry Bastion and family.

August 25, 1932

After spending the past month at the home of Remi Stoens near Magnolia, Mrs. Esther Loy and little son Laren, returned to their home in Florid Sunday evening.

September 1, 1932

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Daily and children of near Magnolia, visited with relatives in Florid Friday afternoon.

Mrs. Henry Bastion spent Monday at the Arthur Smith home.

September 8, 1932

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Daily and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Daily and little daughter of near Magnolia, spent Friday in Florid

Mr. and Mrs. Remi Stoens and little son, and Miss Lorraine Daily of near Magnolia, visited Sunday afternoon with Mrs. Esther Loy and son.

Mrs. Nellie Cassell returned to the Frank Roth home near Magnolia on Saturday, where she will spend an indefinite time.

Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Eberly, Mr. and Mrs. Brenne and children of Lostant, and Professor and Mrs. Wade Eberly of Hennepin, were Sunday afternoon visitors at the William Munnis home south of Florid.

September 15, 1932

Reichwine-Allen

On Monday evening, September 12, 1932, at the home of the bride occurred the marriage of Mrs. Jessie Reichwine to Harvey E. Allen with the Reverend W.C. Harms of Hennepin officiating. The groom's daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Edwards were the witnesses of the ceremony. The newlyweds will reside in the bride's home at Florid.

October 6, 1932

After spending the past several weeks at the Frank Roth home, near Wenona, Mrs. Elmer Cassell returned to her home in Florid Sunday morning.

Miss Helen Cassell has gone to the Frank Roth home near Wenona, to assist with the household duties.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Smith who live southwest of Florid, are the parents of a son born Thursday evening, September 29, at St. Margaret's hospital, Spring Valley.

November 3, 1932

Last Saturday about noon, the relatives and friends of Mrs. Adam Waeltz of New Athens, Illinois, formerly Miss Tillie Clemens of Florid were shocked to receive a message stating that Tillie had passed away. Mrs. Nancy Clemens, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Pederson, and John Beck of Florid and Simon Clemens of Ottawa, left immediately for the Waeltz home. Relatives here received word later saying the body would arrive here Tuesday. Further funeral plans have not been arranged.

November 24, 1932

A large number of relatives and friends of Henry Hamm of Hennepin, who died at St. Margaret's hospital at Spring Valley, last Tuesday morning, accompanied the remains to Florid last Thursday afternoon, where he was laid to rest in the Florid cemetery by the side of his wife who preceded him in death several years ago.

November 10, 1932

Funeral services for Mrs. Tillie Clemens Waeltz of New Athens were held at the Presbyterian church in Florid last Wednesday afternoon, with the Rev. W.C. Harms of Hennepin in charge of the services. Relatives and friends attended from New Athens, Illinois, Iowa, Ottawa, LaSalle, Peru, Sheffield, Granville and Hennepin.

December 22, 1932

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cassell who spent several days at the home of Elmer Cassell, returned to their home in Peoria last Friday.

It is reported that the children at the Arthur Smith home are all ill with the whooping cough.

January 13, 1933

Mrs. Charles Clemens was on the sick list for several days the past week, but is much improved at this time.

Passing of Henry Bastion

Henry Bastion, for many years a resident of Florid and community, passed away at his home in Florid, Saturday morning, January 14, 1933, after ailing for the past two years with paralysis.

Mr. Bastion was born in New Richmond, Indiana, February 19, 1858, and was married to Miss Margaret Meyer of Peoria. To this union six children were born, four of whom have preceded their father in death. Those who survive are Mrs. Pearl Johnson of Hennepin and Earl of Florid. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Florid Presbyterian church, with the Rev. W.C. Meyl of Granville, being in charge.............Interment took place in the Florid Cemetery. The casket bearers were S.P. Clemens, Adam Deininger, William Munnis, Steve Novak, Nick Krafft and Fred Balastri. The following relatives from a distance attended the last rites on Monday; Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Reeser of Wichita, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Russell, Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Belote, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nienkirk, Mr. and Mrs. Harve Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Grant, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cassell, all of Peoria.

January 19, 1933

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cassell of Peoria came to the home of Mr. Cassell's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cassell, Saturday evening and remained until Monday afternoon. They attended the funeral of Henry Bastion while here.

January 26, 1933

Mrs. Margaret Bastion visited for several days last week with her daughter, Mrs. Vernon Johnson and family at Hennepin.

Ray Daily and family, who have been residing near Magnolia, moved to Florid, Monday.

Earl Olson of Morris, was a guest of his siter, Mrs. Charles Clemens and family Saturday night.

February 23, 1933

Mr. and Mrs. Remi Stoens and family of Magnolia visited at the Ray Daily home Sunday afternoon and were supper guests.

March 2, 1933

Earl Daily and sons of Peoria spent Saturday night at the Ray Daily home and were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cassell and Walter.

March 9, 1933

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Daily and Lorraine and Mr. and Mrs. Remi Stoens and sons of near Magnolia visited at the Ray Daily home on Thursday.

March 30, 1933

Mr. and Mrs. Simon Clemens and sons of Ottawa moved to Florid on Monday into the house recently vacated by Elmer Pederson and family.

Miss Lorraine Daily and gentleman friend of near Magnolia have visited at the home of the formers brother, Ray Daily and family on Sunday.

April 20, 1933

Mrs. Margaret Bastion and son Earl of Hennepin were entertained Sunday at the Elmer Cassell home.

April 27, 1933

Miss Lorraine Daily and gentlemen friend of near Magnolia and Mrs. Esther Loy and little son Laren were Sunday afternoon and supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Daily.

May 1, 1933

Mrs. Margaret Bastion and son Earl and daughter Mrs. Vernon Johnson all of Hennepin, were dinner guests of the Elmer Cassell home on Monday. They also called on other relatives and friends while in Florid.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Daily and Mr. and Mrs. Remi Stoens and sons of near Magnolia visited on Sunday afternoon at the Ray Daily home. Mr. and Mrs. Stoens also called to see Mrs. Esther Loy and little son Larens.

May 25, 1933

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Daily and two little daughters, Betty and Alice Jean were guests Sunday at the Albert Daily home near Magnolia.

Elmer Cassell and Arthur Olsen went to Peoria last Friday, Mr. Cassell going to visit with relatives for a few days and Arthur to seek employment.

June 3, 1933

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Daily and daughter Lorraine, Mr. and Mrs. Remmy Stoen and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Daily and Alden Haun of near Magnolia, spent Sunday at the Ray Daily home.

Mrs. Charles Clemens is ill this week and confined to her home.

Mrs. Nancy Clemens and two grandchildren, Viola Clemens and Beulah Pederson, spent Saturday night and Sunday in Florid at the homes of the formers sons, Simon and Charles Clemens.

Mrs. Nick Krafft and Edith were Saturday morning callers at the home of Mrs. Mary Johnson

Harry and Walter Cassell and Arthur Olson of Peoria, spent the weekend with home folks in Florid.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Daily and family, Mr. and Mrs. Bradish and Mrs. Mae Ely, all of Peoria, drove to Florid on Sunday, where they were dinner guests at the Elmer Cassell home and in the afternoon the Daily family gave a sacred concert at the church in Florid.

June 15, 1933

Ray Daily and family were Saturday night and Sunday guests at the Albert Daily home near Magnolia.

Mrs. Nancy Clemens is at the home of her son Charles, where she is attending to household duties and caring for Mrs. Clemens who is ill

June 22, 1933

Visitors at the Ray Daily home on Sunday included Mr. and Mrs. Harry Armstrong and daughters of Ottawa, Mrs. Grant Sloan of Morris, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Daily, Mr. and Mrs. Remi Stoens and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Haroll Daily, and Mr. and Mrs. Alden Haun all of near Magnolia.

July 13, 1933

Mrs. Nancy Clemens of south of Florid has returned home from Norborne, Missouri where she attended the funeral services of an aunt, Mrs. Jacob Clemens. She also visited with relatives.

July 20, 1933

Mrs. Esther Loy and son who have spent the past two weeks at the Remi Stoens home near Magnolia returned home on Saturday evening.

July 27, 1933

Earl Daily and sons of Peoria called on relatives in Florid on Saturday evening and Sunday.

August 17, 1933

LAST RITES HELD MONDAY FOR OWEN W. ALLEN

Peacefully and serenly as he had lived a long life of usefulness, Owen W. Allen, an honored and well respected citizen of Henry, passed away at this home in this city, on Saturday, August 12, 1933.  A man of Christian principles, he had so lived that when the summons came, he was ready to meet his God and with the psalmist exclaim "I have fought the good fight, I have kept the faith."

Owen Wesley Allen was born in Putnam County, Ill.  He was the son of James and Rosanna (Cassell) Allen, both of whom were natives of Pennsylvania.  His father was of Irish lineage and came to Illinois about 1845, settling in Putnam county on a farm.  His mother was of German lineage, and was a daughter of William Cassell, one of the horoes of the Revolutionary war.  There were eight children, five girls and three boys, all of whom have preceded him in death, he being the last to survive this Christian family.  

Mr. Allen as a boy received his education in the Hennepin high school and took up the occupation of farming, which he followed his entire life, still being able to oversee his business affairs until a few months ago, when his health began to fail him.

His parents were members of the Methodist church and Mr. Allen followed in the footsteps of his parents in being a faithful member and worker in the Old Strawn church, before moving to Henry. His home was a most hospitable one and he was always happy to have his friends and neighbors come. His was the home that always provided the hospitality for the elders and ministers that came to the Old Strawn church. How he enjoyed the good old singing school that often met at his home in his earlier days. He was a member of the choir in that same church for a number of years.

After coming to Henry he attended and supported the Methodist church as long as he was able. Mr. Allen was a public spirited man - loyal, and always found active and honorable in his business career. He had "malice for none and charity for all."

He leaves to mourn his loss, his devoted wife, and daughter Virginia Louise, who can never lose the inspiration of his teachings and example of his noble characteristics. ….

The funeral service, largely attended, was held from his late residence on North Edward street, Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with the Rev. H. G. Dusenberry officiating, assisted by the Rev. Roger F. Cressey. …… Interment followed in Henry cemetery ….Relatives and friends from out-of-town who attended the funeral were: Mrs. Mildred Dietz and Miss Mayme Allen, Mr. and Mrs. George Booth, all of Canton; Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Eberly, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Morgan and Mr. and Mrs. Shafer, all of Lostant; Miss Cora Morgan of Champaign; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Smith, Mrs. Peter Kratz and daughter and Miss Kate Smith of Peru; Mr. Peter Newhalfen of Eagle Grove, Ia; Dr. and Mrs. E. W. Newhalfen of Tiskilwa; Mr. and Mrs. John Burkhardt and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mead of Chillicothe; Miss Lonie Newhalfen and Mr. and Mrs. James C. Smith of Peoria; Dr. and Mrs. C. P. Smith of Lacon; Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Alleman of Granville, and Mrs. Alice Edwards of Tonica.

September 7, 1933

Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Cramer of Marquette, Nebraska, also Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Benson of Polk, Nebraska were overnight guests Friday of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Deininger and Mrs. Kate Deininger. Mr. Cramer is a nephew of the latter.

September 14, 1933

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Daily and children of Peoria motored up Saturday and spent the day at the Elmer Cassell's and Ray Daily's homes.

October 5, 1933

Mrs. Nancy Clemens was a Monday afternoon visitor at the home of her sons, Simon and Charles Clemens.

The quarantine on the Charles Clemens home has been lifted and Betty the oldest child has fully recovered from a siege of Scarlet fever.

Mrs. Elmer Cassell is spending an indefinite time in Peoria with relatives

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Daily and Anker Johnson visited Frank Reavy of Hennepin, who is a patient at St. Margaret's hospital in Spring Valley.

Frank Allen and daughters, Ruth and Frances of LaPrairie, Arthur Woodke and Mrs. Alice Edwards of Tonica, were Sunday afternoon guests of the latter's sons, Joseph Edwards and wife.

October 19, 1933

Gilbert Cramer of Broken Bow, Nebr., came last Thursday and visited until Sunday morning at the home of Amos Deininger and with his aunt, Mrs. Kate Deininger.

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Morine of near Hennepin, are the parents of a baby girl which was born to them on Monday morning, October 16. They now have four lovely little daughters. Mrs. Morine was formerly Miss Julia Henning, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Henning of Florid.

December 7, 1933

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Clemens and four sons, also Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Clemens of Ladd, were Thanksgiving day dinner guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Clemens and sister, Miss Vera.

Mrs. Elizabeth Benson has returned to her home near Lostant after spending several days at the Viggo Cofoid home.

John Brandstatter and Arthur Olson were the first from this village to receive their call for work on the C. W. A. project now in progress.

Mr. and Mrs. Pat Donoho and Dean of LaSalle, and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Edwards, were Thursday dinner guests of the ladies' father, H. E. Allen and wife.

Mr. and Mrs. George Helmer and children, also Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Stehl and daughter Wilma, visited at the Rhinehardt Stehl home in Granville, Thanksgiving day.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Daily and little daughters were Thursday visitors at the Albert Daily home near Magnolia.

December 28, 1933

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Daily and two little daughters, Betty and Alice Jean were entertained on Christmas at the Albert Daily home near Magnolia.

December 28, 1933

Florid Resident Passes Away in Peoria

Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at the Florid Presbyterian church for Elmer Cassell, a resident of Florid for many years.

Elmer Ellsworth Cassell was born in Florid on February 15, 1865 to Christian and Elizabeth (Smith) Cassell, and passed away at the home of his son Harry in Peoria, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 1933. He was married in Peoria to Miss Nellie Moody and they resided for several years in that city.

In 1924 the family again moved to Florid, where Mr. and Mrs. Cassell have since resided until a few weeks ago they removed to Peoria to be near their children during the winter months. Surviving are his wife, two sons, Harry and Walter Cassell, and two daughters, Mrs. Bessie Desmang, and Mrs. Lulu Wainwright, one grandson, Bobby Wainright, one sister, Mrs. Anna Brash, all of Peoria, and a brother Benjamin Cassell of near Florid. Interment was made in the Florid cemtery beside relatives who had preceded him many years ago in death.

January 4, 1934

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Clemens and little sons, also Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Clemens, all of Ladd, motored down Sunday and spent the day with their parents and sister, Mr. and Mrs. S.P. Clemens and Vera.

A number of the residents of Florid and vicinity enjoyed a Watch party at Bellastri's hall Sunday night. The evening was spent in playing pinochle and dancing, after which refreshments were served. The merry party remained until they saw the Old Year creep out of the scene and the New Year step upon the throne to reign for the next 365 days. And then all departed for their various homes, wishing all present a Happy New Year. Those who participated were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clemens and family, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Novak and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Clemens and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Edwards, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Daily and family, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Pederson and children, Mrs. Nancy Clemens and Viola Clemens, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Donoho and Dean, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Daily, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Daily, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Reavy and Peggy Lou, Clarence Johnson, Nick Krafft and Eugene Krafft.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Treach and daughter Norma June of Hennepin, were entertained Sunday at the E..G. Henning home.

April 12, 1934

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Daily, also Mr. and Mrs. Harold Daily of near McNabb were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Daily and daughters.

Mrs. Nellie Cassell who has spent the winter in Peoria at the home of her sons, Harry and Walter is spending the week at her home here in Florid.

June 14, 1934

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Reavy and Peggy Lou of Hennepin were Sunday visitors at Ray Dailys.

Walter Cassell of Peoria spent Saturday night and Sunday with his mother Mrs. Nellie Cassell who resides in Florid.

Mr. and Mrs. John Beck, also Bernadine and Betty Dennis spent Sunday afternoon at the home of Elmer Pedersons.

August 2, 1934

Mrs. Agnes Alleman and daughter Margaret of Chicago, also Mr. and Mrs. John Alleman of Cedar Point were Sunday afternoon guests of the formers brother, Adam Deininger and wife.

August 16, 1934

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Daily and daughters Betty and Alice Jean returned Friday to their home in Florid after spending a couple of weeks with relatives at Morris.

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Morine and daughter of near Hennepin spent Sunday evening at the E.G. Henning home.

Florid, August 30, 1934

Mrs. Nellie Cassell went to Peoria on Sunday where she has secured employment. Several of the ladies of Florid gathered at the home of Mrs. Nellie Cassell Friday evening where they spent the time in a social way. Refreshments were served.

Mrs. L. Seibert and Delores Barta spent Sunday afternoon at the Ben Cassell home.

Anna and Bessy Smith spent several days the past week visiting with relatives in Peoria.

Henry Henning accompanied Mr. and Mrs. A.M. Morine of near Hennepin to Warsaw, Illinois where they spent from Thursday until Saturday visiting with relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Morine and daughters, also Miss Helen and Ruth Smith of Hennepin, visited on Sunday at the E.G. Henning home.

September 27, 1934

Mr. and Mrs. Remi Stoens and little sons of near Magnolia visited Sunday at the Ray Daily home.

October 4, 1934

Mr. and Mrs. Remi Stoens and sons of near Magnolia visited with Florid friends Sunday.

October 18, 1934

Mr. and Mrs. Eli Comstock of Peru were Saturday callers at the Ray Daily home.

January 24, 1935

Anchor Johnson and Arthur Olson motored to Peoria on Saturday where they attended funeral services for Mrs. Earl Wainright who passed away very suddenly Wednesday afternoon, while accompanying some friends to the business section of that city. Mrs. Wainright was formerly Miss Lula Cassell, daughter of Mrs. Nellie Cassell of Florid and was a former resident of Florid. She is survived by her husband, Earl Wainright, one son Bobby of Peoria, her mother Mrs. Nellie Cassell of Florid, one sister, Mrs. Bessie Desmang, and two brothers, Harry and Walter Cassell, all of Peoria. Her father preceded her in death about one year ago.

March 25, 1935

Death Takes Albert Daily, Hennepin Township Man

Albert Daily, 60, Hennepin township, died at 2 p.m., Friday at his home. Death came following an illness with pneumonia. The son of Moses and Anna Daily, he was born near Florid and resided in that community nearly all his life.  He was married to Miss Lillian Beck of Florid.

Surviving are the widow and five children, Ray, Florid; Mrs. Albert Stoen, Mrs. Bernice Roth and Mrs Loraine Haun, Magnolia; Harold at home, his mother, Mrs. Anna Brasch, Peoria; a brother and sister, Earl and Mrs. May Ely, Peoria.  His father and one brother preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday from the home with services at the Florid cemetery.

May 9, 1935

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Johnson and family of Granville, also Elmer Lopman of Henry were overnight guests Wednesday of Mrs. Ella Seibert.

May 16, 1935

Mrs. Kate Deininger of Peru spent the weekend with her son, Amos Deininger and family who resides south of Florid.

May 30, 1935

Mrs. Esther Loy and son Lawrence are visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Remi Stoens near Magnolia.

Walter Cassell and Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter and daughter of Peoria, spent Saturday night and Sunday with the formers mother Mrs. Nellie Cassell.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Foster of near Putnam and Mrs. Henry Kessling of McNabb were Sunday afternoon visitors at the S.P. Clemens home.

June 13, 1935

Mr. and Mrs. John Kiser, also Mrs. Barret Kiser, all of Chicago, were callers at Florid Saturday afternoon. Mrs. John Kiser was formerly Mrs. Florence O'Neil and resided in Florid many years ago.

Mr. and Mrs. Remi Stoens and sons of near Magnolia were Sunday afternoon visitors in Florid.

Mr. and Mrs. John Beck and Betty Dennis were Monday evening visitors at Elmer Pederson's.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Russell of Keokuk, Iowa visited for several days the past week at the Elmer Pederson home. Mr. and Mrs. Russell were just married last Wednesday and were spending a part of their honeymoon here.

FLORID, THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 1935

Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter and daughter and Harry Cassell of Peoria, were week-end guests of the latter's mother, Mrs. Nellie Cassell.

July 18, 1935

Mrs. Jessie Howes and Miss Verla Gale Grider of Amarillo, Texas, were visitors at the S.P. Clemens home from Tuesday until Thursday of last week. Mrs. Howes was formerly Miss Jessie Clemens and resided in this community many years ago.

Mr. and Mrs. Haroll Daily and baby and Mrs. Lilly Daily of near McNabb, visited Sunday at the Ray Daily home.

Earl Wainwright and son, Robert, and Mrs. Bessie Desmang of Peoria, motored to Florid on Wednesday and spent the day with their mother, Mrs. Nellie Cassell

Former Florid Boy Called by Death

Relatives and friends of Cecil Hamm were shocked and grieved to hear of his death which occurred at a Toledo, Ohio hospital on Thursday morning, July 11, from injuries received while playing baseball.

Cecil was the eldest son of the late Henry and Florence Hamm, and was born in Hennepin township on August 7, 1911. Following the death of his mother in 1918, he with his brother Edward, made their home with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David Clemens at Florid, and it was there that Cecil spent his boyhood days, having attended the public school at Florid. He moved with his grandparents to Ottawa where he resided several years and several months ago went to Toledo, Ohio, where he had secured employment. His parents have both preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his passing, his fiancée, Miss Dorothy Grey of Toledo, Ohio, his brother Edward Hamm, of Hennepin, his grandmother, Mrs. Nancy Clemens, and many other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Florid Presbyterian church, with the Rev. John Leckie of Mineral, Ill., in charge of the service. Burial was made in the Florid cemetery.

July 25,1935

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Russell of Keokuk, Iowa came Friday evening for a few days visit at the home of Elmer Pederson.

FLORID, THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 1935

Harry and Walter Cassell and Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter and daughter of Peoria, were weekend visitors at the home of Mrs. Nellie Cassell.

September 12, 1935

Mrs. Nancy Clemens has gone to Peru, where she has employment in the Miss Hattie Hackman home.

September 12, 1935

Mrs. Kate Deininger of Peru, spent the week end at the home of her son, Amos Deininger and family, who reside south of Florid.

Deininger-Palm

On Saturday afternoon, September 21, 1935, occurred the marriage of Miss Doris Deininger, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Deininger of Florid and Russell Palm, son of Mrs. Robert Peterson of Varna. The ceremony was performed at the Congregational Parsonage in Peru by the REv. E.R. Howard.

September 26, 1935

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Daily and little daughters and Betty Clemens visited from Saturday until morning with relatives in Morris.

Mr. and Mrs. Gusti Pucci of Chicago are the parents of a baby girl, born to them on September 17, 1935. Mrs. Pucci was formerly Miss Grace Henning of Florid. MR. and Mrs. E.G. Henning are the

FLORID, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1935

Harry Cassell and Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Carpenter and daughter of Peoria, spent Saturday night and Sunday with the formers mother. Mrs. Cassell went home with them Sunday evening and will visit with her children in the city a few days. After which she will go to Roachdale, Indiana, which was her childhood home, and where she was united with the Baptist Church when she was 14 years of age, 46 years ago. She will attend a homecoming at the church and visit old acquaintances. She will be gone for an indefinite time.

October 10, 1935

Adam Deininger spent the weekend in Chicago with his sister, Mrs. Agnes Alleman, who is seriously ill.

December 5, 1935

Mrs. Nancy Clemens went to the Miss Hattie Hackman home in Peru on Sunday, where she has employment.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Daily and little daughters spent Thanksgiving day with relatives in Marseilles.

Mrs. Anna Eisenhower of Minco, Okla., and Mrs. Frank Sweely of Oklahoma City, Olka., spent Wednesday at the home of S.P. Clemens.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Daily and daughters spent Sunday at the Harold Daily home near McNabb.

Mrs. William Munnis and daughters, Lucille and Melissa, visited on Tuesday afternoon at the home of Miss Ida Foster near McNabb.

May 1, 1936

Mrs. Nancy Clemens and granddaughter, Beulah Pederson, spent from Friday until Sunday at the John Brandstatter home, and with other friends in Hennepin

Bob Henning of Hennepin was a Sunday guest at the home of E.G. Henning.

Mrs. Remi Stoens and children of near Magnolia, were Sunday visitors of Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Kuhne..

Clarence Clemens entered the St. John's sanitarium at Springfield last Thursday where he will remain for an indefinite time

June 25, 1936

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Palm, who have spent the past month in Evanston, have returned to the home of the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Deininger, south of Florid.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Daily and family, and Miss Jean Sloan visited Sunday at the Harold Daily home near McNabb.

Mrs. Nellie Cassell was a Sunday guest at the Arthur Smith home near Florid.

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Novak and daughters; Anna and Frances, left on Friday morning for Detroit, Michigan, where they attended the wedding of the formers brother, Walter Novak.

Earl Wainwright of Peoria up to Florid Friday afternoon and visited until Saturday at the home of Mrs. Nellie Cassell. Bob Wainwright, who had spent the past week at the Cassell home, returned to Peoria with his father..

Mrs. Earl Bastion and little son were Monday afternoon visitors of Mrs. Nellie Cassell.

FLORID, THURSDAY, JULY 30, 1936

Mrs. Nellie Cassell and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Smith and Anna, spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Ben Cassell south of Florid.

FLORID, THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 1936

Harry and Walter Cassell of Peoria, spent Saturday afternoon and Sunday with their mother. Mrs. Cassell accompanied them to Peoria, Sunday evening.

October 15, 1936

Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Clemens, also Mrs. Ida Clemens, and children of Ladd, were Sunday evening and supper guests at the home of S.P. Clemens.

Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Henning and son, Bobby, of Hennepin, and Miss Anne Martin of Granville, were dinner guests Sunday at E.G.Henning's. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Morine and daughters were also visitors at the Henning home in the afternoon.

Mrs. Ed Foster and daughter, Mrs. Lulu Kessling, and Miss Ida Foster, all of McNabb, and Mrs. Charles Werling of Colorado, visited the graves of relatives in the cemetery here Monday afternoon.

Henry Henning left Wednesday for the west. He expects to visit at the James Cassell home in Caldwell, Idaho, and at the Ed Cassell home at Forks, Wash. He plans to spend the Winter in the western States.

November 9, 1936

Charles Munks Sr. of Hennepin, and son Charles of Ottawa, were the Sunday dinner guests of the formers daughter, Mrs. Marie Clemens and family.

Mrs. Ora Clemens and daughter Vera, were Sunday dinner guests at the William Munnis home south of Florid.

Early Daily and sons, Fred, Ben, and Roy of near Peoria, spent Saturday night at the Ray Daily home.

Miss Ida Foster of near McNabb, was a Saturday guest of Mrs. William Munnis and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Reavy and little daughter, Peggy Lou of Hennepin Prairie, were Sunday evening super guests of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Daily.

Sunday dinner guests at the Ray Daily home included Mr. and Mrs. Albert Daily, Mr. and Mrs. Remi Stoens and children, Mr. and Mrs. Haroll Daily and Mr. and Mrs. Alden Haun, all of Magnolia.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cassell have gone to Peoria, where they expect to spend the winter at the home of their son Harry.

Mr. and Mrs. John Beck and Elmer Pederson motored to Roanoke on Sunday, where they spent the day at the home of Dr. and Mrs. W.T. Wyatt.

March 4, 1937

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Henning of near Hennepin, were Sunday evening guests of Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Henning.

Mrs. Nellie Cassell and son Walter, of Peoria were calling on friends here Sunday afternoon.

The body of Mrs. Elna Vogel, who resided near Peoria, was brought to Florid on Tuesday afternoon, where it was interred in the cemetery here.

July 15, 1937

Florid Lady Dies Following Illness of Several Weeks

Mrs. Nicholas Krafft, 57, of Florid, died at her home Sunday afternoon, July 4, 1937, after an illness of six weeks. As Sarah Sipe, she was born in Pennsylvania, Jan. 17, 1880. At the age of two she moved with her parents to Mt. Palatine. In 1904 she married Nicholas Krafft of Florid and they were the parents of five children, one of whom died in infancy. Mrs. Krafft was known as a good wife and mother and her chief interests were her home and family. Particularly did she spend her loving energies in the care of an invalid daughter.

August 12, 1937

S.P. Clemens spent Friday at John Beck's east of here.

Willis Seibert and family moved into the John E. Peterson house in Florid, one day last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Daily and daughter, and Mrs. Lily Daily of near McNabb, also Mr. and Mrs. Remi Stoens were entertained at the Ray Daily home Sunday.

Walter Cassell, accompanied by his sister, Mrs. Clarence Desmang and Robert Wainwright of Peoria, visited Saturday and Sunday with Mrs. Nellie Cassell.

December 2,1937

Mr. and Mrs. Remi Stoens and family, also Mr. and Mrs. Haroll Daily and little daughter and Mrs. Lily Daily of McNabb spent Thursday at the Ray Daily home.

Mrs. Ray Daily was on the sick list a few days last week, but is somewhat improved at this time.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cassell and Walter Cassell of Peoria spent Thanksgiving Day with their mother, Mrs. Nellie Cassell of this place.

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