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Transcriptions by : Trudy Connor
unless otherwise noted



      You will notice many spelling variations on the names most of these are exactly as they were spelled in the Newspapers. I tried to keep the spellings the same as an example of variations you should consider in looking up information. Also some of the articles are abbreviated as some names I did not think I needed. Tax, jury list and Mail list I only copied the names I knew I needed. Now I really should go back and get more information. Perhaps some day I will. A Few of these are articles I got from other genealogists, my grandmothers photo album etc.
Trudy Connor                

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Nashville Journal
Feb 9, 1865
Land Purchased for Taxes
Notice is hereby given to all whom it may concern that at a Public Sale of Land For Taxes, at the Court House door, in Nashville, Washington county, Illinois, on the 20th day of June 1863, I became the purchaser of the following described tracts of land, to wit:
S 1/2 NE SE, Sec 1, T1S, R3w, 20 acr. $1.00
PtSENE, Sec 6, ", ", 15 2.19
E 1/2 NWNW, 12, " , " , 20 1.00
SE, 21, ", ", 160 4.19
E1/2 NE 33, ", ", 80 2.35
The time for the redemption of said lands will expire on the 29th day of June, 1865, at which time I shall apply for a deed, if not previously redeemed according to law.
JH Maxwell, Feb 9, 1865

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Nashville Journal
Oct 23, 1865
List of Voters Registered in Nashville Precinct
Maxwell, JH
Maxwell, FW
Williams, Wm
Williams, MN
Williams, AB
Williams, Allen
Williams, Carl
Williams, AC
Williams, Hugh
Williams, Dave
Williams, Riley
Williams, Dr AH
Williams, WJ
Wells, James

 
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Nashville Journal
Apr 5, 1866
Jury List
Petit Jury
JH Maxwell

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Nashville Journal
Oct 25, 1866
List of Voters Registered in Nashville Precinct
Maxwell, JH
Maxwell, Francis W
Syler, Fred
Syler, Wm
Syler, Geo
 
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Nashville Journal
Jan 3, 1867
Letter List
Maxwell, Mrs Mary
 
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Nashville Journal
Feb 2, 1871
Mr. JH Maxwell now occupies the Nashville House as a hotel.
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Nashville Journal
Jul 1, 1871
Snake-The most daring feat we have seen performed for some time, was done on Wednesday last by Mr Frank Maxwell, when in the company with the "Local" of this paper he visited North Prarie. A large "Spearheaded" Snake crossed the road and went into the field. Mr Maxwell jumped from the buggy and searched the weeds into which the snake had run, and in a moment suceeded in capturing his "game" by the neck. As he held the snake in his fingers the ugly thing wrapped itself around his arm, but Mr M soon it "from it's mortal coil" by crushing its head. The snake was about four feet long, and of a dangerous species.
 
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Nashville Journal
Jan 10, 1873
The officers of the Nashville lodge, No. 37, I.O.O.F., installed on Tuesday night last were as follows: A.W. AndersonN.G.; George Akins, V.G. Lewis Preston, Sec., Amos Watts, Tres.; David Seyler, W.; L.T. Goodner, Con.; Charles Stoker, I.G.; John Akins, O.G.
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Nashville Journal
Jun 4, 1873
From Ashley The son of JH Maxwell who has been confined to his bed for the past two months with cerebo-spinal meningetis is now able to be about.
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Nashville Journal
May 28, 1873
From Ashley J H Maxwell has moved his stock of goods from here to DuBois, where he will resume business.
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Nashville Journal
Nov 12,1873
A party of ladies and gentlemen of this city-consisting of Mrs John Akins, Mrs JH Means, Miss Angie Henry, Miss Angie Akius, Messrs Charles Rose, Frank Maxwell and George Akins-went to Okaw river last Friday, camped-out that night and returned home Saturday.
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Nashville Journal
Nov 12,1873
Justices and Constables
Justices
Pilot Knob
WW Hutchings and Solomon Maxwell
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Nashville Journal
Oct 1, 1873
Henry Earnest, an old farmer and highly-esteemed citizen of Grandcote Prarie, on last Friday morning, being in unusual health, hauled a load of wheat of Swanwick Station in Perry county, While assisting to unload the wheat there, he suddenly fell dead. As to the cause of his sudden death, we have not learned, though it is supposed to have been some dereangement of the heart. Mr. Earnest was the owner of one of the largest farms in East Grandcote Prarie, and was known as a most successful wheat-raiser.
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Nashville Journal
Sep 1, 1873
Having formed a co-partnership, with Mr FW Maxwell, under the firm of Babcock & Maxwell, I shall be pleased to see all my old friend and partons, and sell them Hardware and Groceries at FW Maxwell's old stand. We will try to keep at all time a full stock at low prices.
SW Babcock
 
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Nashville Journal
Dec 16, 1874
A taste of domestic trouble was experienced by Frank Maxwell one morning last week, when he slipped and fell down a flight of stairs, with a wash-boiler full of water, and spilled the entire contents of the boiler over his good cloths.
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Nashville Journal
Jul 1, 1874
Special Notices
Frank W. Maxwell has the most stylish delivery wagon in the city. He delivers good to all his customers within the city limits with dispatch. Try him and see how it runs.
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Nashville Journal
Sep 23, 1874
Married at the residence of the bride's mother in this city, on Wednesday last, Mr Frank W. Maxwell and Miss Angie Henry; also Mr W F Daniels of Mt Vernon to Miss Laura Henry, Rev D W Phillips officiating. It is not enough to wish for our friends long life and happiness, but we extend our congradulations with all that the word signified. The cake was thankfully received and fully appreciated.
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Nashville Journal
Oct 7, 1874
During the month of September marriage licenses were issued as follows: Frank W. Maxwell and Sarah A. Henry.
 
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Nashville Journal
Feb 10, 1875
Mexican soldiers.........muster roll of "Company A," 2d regiment Illinois Volunteers, who served in the Mexican war durning the year 1849.......
The star (*) indicates those who are known to be alive.
Private ---- *Westley W. Hutchings
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The Cairo Daily Bulletin
Sep 5, 1875
 
Transcribed by :
Darrel Dexter
THE KU-KLUX
William Boyd, arrested at Mount Vernon as a Ku-Klux, is in Tamaroa, in charge of Capt. Hogan. Henry Johnson, another of the gang was arrested at Ashley. Sheriff Frank Mason, of Franklin County, is also at Tamaroa, with James Lawnins, who was unable to give bonds. Commissioner Curtice is reported unwell, which may cause postponement of further trials. The dispatches say that startling developments may be expected.
 
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Nashville Journal
Nov 1, 1877
Juror, sworn at the inquest, over the body of J. W. Villines.... J. H. Maxwell
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Nashville Journal
Nov 29, 1877
Mr FW Maxwell sold his City Hotel property this week to Mr H Biefeldt, whi is now carrying on business in the Southeastern Hotel. Mr Biefeldt will take possession of his property about the 1st of March next.
 
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Nashville Journal
Aug 2, 1878
The following is the score of the target practice of a squad of Co. "C", on Thursday afternoon, the 18th inst. weapon, US Springfield Riffle; caliber, 45; distance 100 yards, position, standing: 3. Lieut FW Maxwell Score 4 / 0 Total 4
4. Sergt, John Seyler 3 / 2 Total 5
The above statement is a very credible one for those members present, it being their first shooting done with thes guns.
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Nashville Journal
Aug 2, 1878
DuBois Dottings
John Davis lost a horse from heat, while running a threshing machine.
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Nashville Journal
Jan 25, 1878
Marriage License Antone Bochantin and Catharine Scycypanska
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Nashville Journal
Mar 1, 1878
Births for the week To Mr. and Mrs Geo. Seyler, boy.
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Nashville Journal
Oct 4, 1878
Letter List
The following is a list of letters remaining in the post office for the week ending Oct. 1, 1878.
Ragland Nancy
 
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Nashville Journal
Feb 13, 1880
Oakdale
Frank Maxwell and JD Maxwell, we understand, have gone to Kansas.
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Nashville Journal
Jan 30, 1880
Will Vernor, Sam Seyler, Andy Scott and George Akins returned wednesday morning from a sporting tour of several weeks in the woods of Southeast Missouri. The boys say they had a splendid time, if it did rain, and the only trouble they have is in agreing on how many deer they killed. Sam, Seyler, with more experience as a yarn spinner, puts it at 11, Andy Scott thinks about 111, George Akins 211, and Bill Bernr swears that it was 311. At any rate, they brought the better half of eleven home with them, and proved that they had a basis to start on.
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  John Seyler has come back to Nashville, and we hope he will stay. John is a first class workman, and this ought to be a good place for him.
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Nashville Journal
Jun 18,1880
FW Maxwell has struck oil at last. The president has signed a bill passed for his relief, whereby Frank recieves about $2,700 as pay due him as Captain of Dan Hay's company, In the 80th Ill. Inft'y. Frank did the duties of a captain for about two years, while Hay and his comrades were in Libbey prison, and it is but justice that he should received a captain's pay.
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Nashville Journal
Jul 9, 1880
John Seyler of the 15th, was at Vicksburg July 4th, 1863, and received Pemberton's sword, and 30,000 of the rank and file of the Democrats of the Solid south threw up the sponge.
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  1863-1864 Where were they
Frank Maxwell had command of a Co., in the 80th and was in Ga.
 
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Nashville Journal
Dec 8, 1882
Mrs F W Maxwell has been confined to the house for several weeks with sickness.
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Nashville Journal
Jul 28, 1882
Mr John Seyler is now drawing plans for rebuilding and remodeling the M.E. Church of this place....
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Nashville Journal
May 5, 1882
Mr John Seyler started for Topeka, Kansas on Wednesday evening.
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Nashville Journal
May 5, 1882
John Seyler is building an ornamental hot house for plants and flowers for Hon. T.B. Needles.
 
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Nashville Journal
Jan 5, 1883
Marriage Licenses. Issac Reidelberger and Carrie Lively
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Nashville Journal
Feb 2, 1883
Mr. James Maxwell, who has the contract for cleaning out the debris in Clark Brown's cellar, has quite a force of hands at work. In spite of the rain, the broken bricks and rubbish are very dry, and the dust flies as if it were mid summer.
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  The County commissioners selected one man (Mr John Seyler), the Hartford Insurance company another, and these two selected a third, to assess the damages on the court house by the fire. They fixed the figure at $2835.19, which the company will pay, and the Commisioners accept. We don't see much necessity for figuring quite so close in this case, and the 19 cents could have been dispensed with. The old brick and lumber of the burnt building are probably worth about $500.
 
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Nashville Journal, Jan 1, 1884 Marriage license issued: Ignatz Brink and F. Kamadurski
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Nashville Journal
Jan 18, 1884
Mr. F. W. Maxwell is confined to his home this week by rheumatism.
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Nashville Journal
Mar 7, 1884
Mrs Anna Maxwell is very sick.
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Nashville Journal
Aug 1, 1884

Furnished by :
Jo House

Destructive Fire - Burning of the Nashville Foundry
     
      On Saturday night, about 12 o'clock, our city was alarmed by a prolonged whistle from the railroad cars, which was the signal that there was danger ahead. A great light in the northwest indicated that it was a fire of no small magnitude. It proved to be in the large foundry building of John Tunnicliff & Co., and before much could be accomplished the whole building was in flames, and everything in it was consumed. The steam fire engine was on the ground early enough, but it took considerable time to fire up, and by the time they were ready for operations the flames had spread from the north to the south end; and only the iron siding of the office, and ware-room for storing the Wood's Harvesters, was left. With a good brigade of bucket-men the frame houses nearest the foundry were kept wet and the fire was thus prevented from spreading. After steam was up the remaining fire was soon under control, and by 2 o'clock all further danger was past.
      The building was erected by Mr. Iverson some nine years ago, but had been changed and remodeled since it came into the hands of the present firm. The main building which was a frame, and the heat of the foundry with the long dry weather had made it unusually dry, so that when the fire had once broken through the siding and roof, the heat was so intense and the spread of flames so rapid that no one could get near the building.
      Besides the usual foundry stock and patterns, there were four new Woods' Harvesters, two Mowers, one Grain Drill, a full stock of repairs for machines, and a large quantity of twine in the building, all of which were lost. Only the larger castings, and the contents of the iron safe were saved. The origin of the fire is unknown, but it was probably caused by the lodgment of some spark in the dry timber during the work of the day.
      The total insurance on building and stock, amounts to $10,750. The adjusters are expected here shortly, when it is hoped the loss will be promptly settled.
      Mr. Reynolds, of St. Louis, one of the partners has been over since Sunday. No definite action has yet been taken, but we believe it is the intention of the company to rebuild on better ground near the railroad and on a much larger scale, if suitable encouragement is given by the citizens of Nashville.
      The foundry has been a very useful institution to Nashville. It has given employment on an average, to fifteen or twenty men, and has in many ways influenced trade to the advantage of the city. Mr. Tunnicliff has the sympathy of our citizens and we believe they are willing to manifest that sympathy by substantial aid in a way that may be beneficial to all parties.
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Nashville Journal
Sep 12, 1884
Marriage License issued- Frank Stawickz and Anna Dombroviak
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  David Seyler has purchased the Hillman property, east of the public school house, for $659.
 
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Nashville Journal
Apr 10, 1885
David Seyler has commenced moving back the old house on the corner east of the Public School House.
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Nashville Journal
Sep 18, 1885
Old Settlers' Association
Jas. H. Maxwell, 58, Tennessee.
Samuel Seyler, Sr. 28 Pennsylvania.
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Nashville Journal
Sep 18, 1885
Old Settlers' Association Mr. Seyler, Sr. 28 Pennsylvania.
 
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Nashville Journal
Mar 5, 1886
Real Estate Transfers
S Stawicki to F Stawicki; deed $90. N hf ne nw sec 22, 3 2.
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Nashville Journal
Jul 30, 1886
The institute opened monday, conducted by Porf. Paul Peitieer, of Waterloo, assisted by Prof. McDonough, to continue four weeks. The following are in attendance:
Females
Flora Seyler.....
Jennie Ragland....
Ora Fulton
 
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Nashville Journal
Jan 24, 1887
John Seyler left on Monday, to try to obtain work elsewhere.
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Nashville Journal
Mar 18 1887
Judges of Election... J H Maxwell
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  Clerks of Election .......Frank Stawicki
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Nashville Journal
Dec 2, 1887
[Communitcated]
Died: Frederick Seyler, a well known citizen of Nashville, departed on sunday, Nov 27, at 5 o'clock p.m., after a short illness of that fatal pneumonis. Deceased was born in Pennsylvania in 1806, and resided there until the year 1850, when he emigrated with his family (consisting of a wife and eight children) to the west, after moving to various points, he settled in Washington County, Il., in 1860 - five miles northwest of Nashville-residing there until the death of his wife in 1873. Becoming disatisfied, he paid a visit to his old home in Pa., remaining there one year he returned to Ill. again, and resided with his daughter Mrs James Wells until the death of her husband in 1880, since that time his home has been in Nashville with his son Samuel Seyler.
 
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Nashville Journal
Jun 7, 1889
Robert Nelson and Miss Maggie Seyler were married at the residence of the brides parents Wednesday evening. Judge Vernor officiating. The Journal extends congradulations to the happy pair, and acknowledges the receipt of a lot of fine cake.
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  The following marriage licenses have been granted during the week,
John Ochap and Mrs. Mary Zelaska; James F. Green and Anna H. Glas; Sherwood Pearson and Margaret E. Quick; Simeon P. Walker and Anna E. Newman; Frank Dalmam and Mary Schafieska; R. J. Carns and Mary A McLaughlin; Clarence W. Purdy and Helen E. Meyer; Edw. F. Keen and Carrie E. Shook; R. R. Nelson and Maggie M. Seyler
 
Nashville Journal
Jul 5, 1889
DuBois
A Pole by the name of Bonk, living south of Dubois was harvesting wheat last wednesday week, and on Thursday was found dead in his bed. He was buried in the Catholic cemetery near this village.
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Nashville Journal
Aug 9, 1889
..........Institute Notes
.........Names of Teachers in Attendance
..........Flora Seyler
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Nashville Journal,
Aug 16, 1889
Dave Seyler and Jake Musgrave went along with the circus (Ringling Bros)
 
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Nashville Journal
Apr 10. 1891
Bolo Highway com. .....Frank Stawicki
Collector M. Stawicki
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Nashville Journal
Jul 10, 1891
It may interest our readers to know who from this county is in the Anna Insane Asylum.
Their names and mental and bodily conditions are as follows:
Ella E. Seyler; good health; much improved.
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  The following marriage licenses have been issued since our last, to John Kalas and Mary Dalman.
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Nashville News
Sep 11, 1891
Grand Jury Mike Stawicki, Bolo...
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Nashville Journal
Oct 9, 1891
Mrs Ella Seyler is home from the Anna Asylum on a furlough, at the request of her husband. Mr David Seyler.
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Nashville Journal
Oct 30, 1891
The following marriage licenses have been issued since our last to...Eugene Halbet and Flora B Seyler.
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Nashville Journal
Dec 25, 1891
From DuBois
Richard Reidelberger moved to Mt Vernon this week.
 
 
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Nashville Journal
Feb 12, 1892
Henderson Maxwell, an old and respected citizen of this place, died of heart disease last Monday morning, and on Wednesday morning was followed to his grave in the Odd Fellow's cemetery by a large number of friends. He was born in Bedford county, Tenn., February 1, 1818 and came to this county in 1836, locating near Pilot Knob, and has been a resident of Nashville since 1856.
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  Frank W. Maxwell came down from Springfield the first of the week, to attend the funeral of his father.
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Nashville Journal
April 6, 1892
Town of Bolo
First group for Supervisor Michael Stawicki
Peoples ticket for Highway Commissioner: Frank Gajewski
Peoples ticket for Supervisor George Slachetka
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Nashville News
Aug 26,1892
From Bolo
Died, on Thursday the 18th, Michael Stavicki. He had been sick since last spring. He leaves a wife and children, besides a host of friends and relatives to mourn his loss. He was collector of Bolo for two terms, and made a good officer. He was a good neighbor, kind father and a loving husband, and was liked by all who knew him.
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  In Probate court this week the will of Michael Stawicke was presented and ordered filed for proof.
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Nashville Journal
Sep 23, 1892
During the past week marriage licenses have been issued as follows: Antone Bochantin and Juliann Kurcharski
 
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Nashville Journal
Mar 17, 1892
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From Bolo
The citizens of Bolo met in convention Saturday and nominated the following ticket for town officers:
Clerk, Kania Felts, Wm. Rogers;
assessor, J Cabus, Val Petelinski;
collector, John Rozycki;
Commissioner of highways, Albert Kannia, Mike Moska;
justice of the peace, Thos. Hutchings;
constable, John Sherwood;
school trustee, Frank Bachenstine, George Slachelka.
This is a good ticket and is non-political, and ought to be the only ticket in the township.
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Nashville Journal
Mar 31, 1893
Official Township Ticket
Town of Bolo Election April 4, 1893
For Trustee of Schools
__Frank Brochentine
__Geo. Slachetta
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Nashville Journal
Mar 31, 1893
Official Township Ticket
Town of Bolo Election April 4, 1893
For Trustee of Schools
__Frank Brochentine
__Geo. Slachetta
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Nashville Journal
Jul 14, 1893
During the past week marriage licenses have been issued as following:
Antoine Bochantin and Julia Kucharoke
 
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Nashville Journal
Mar 23,1894
Official ballot, Town of Bolo. Election Tuesday, April 3, 1894
For Supervisor ............Frank M. Stawicki...........
For School Trustee.......Simon Stawicki

 

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