Former Jasper County-ites
living in Olney in December 1887
Henry Arehart is keeping a livery stable.
Jolin G. Bliss is a clerk in a leather store.
Thomas Brassie is Richland county's present treasurer.
John C. Brockman, once county treasurer of Jasper county, is a wine merchant. He also assigned for the benefit of creditors, but is not now believed to be in need of charity.
Alex Burford, a graduate of this office, is one of the proprietors of that newsy democratic paper, the Olney Advocate.
Frank P. Gillespie served two terms as county treasurer of Richland county, and is now Brassie's deputy.
John Griess is a wagonmaker.
Addison Harris, who once owned several hundred acres of land in Crooked Creek & established the Rose Hill postoffice, and was for twenty years a leading citizen of Jasper county, in his old age finds himself almost penniless. He is a good old man and may his remaining days be cast in pleasant places.
Will Harris is a roustabout.
John P. Heap is practicing law and thinks Blaine and Foraker the strongest team that the republicans can trot out. We doubt whether he even hopes to see them elected if nominated, against Grover C. and any good running mate.
H. L. Ince is a miller.
Gabriel Jones is a blacksmith and his son Frank has a wide reputation among turfmen as a horseshoer.
James R. Jones is a laborer.
John P. Madden is a farmer and worth considerable money.
John G. Mattingly, a pioneer merchant of Newton, is in the livery business.
David Murray farms.
Joseph Roberts is a sort of general utility man, who sells buggies, auctioneers goods etc.
David Scott, served two terms as mayor there; made an assignment for the benefit of his creditors about a year ago. He does not stand in any immediate danger of the poor house. Mr. Scott was a merchant in Newton antedating the war.
Theodore Schifferstein is one of the police magistrates.
Amlrose Schneider is a well doing business man.
Robert Sims teams.
Wm. Tooley is a machine agent.
Joseph Wimans is a thriving merchant.
BACK -- HOME
Copyright © Genealogy Trails