Taken From the Henry Republican - August 3,
- W. H. Whiffin of Metamora has gone to Lacon to
take charge of the Sherman House. The Metamora Sentinel recommends him
highly both as a citizen and hotel keeper. Lacon needs a good hotel, and
it is hoped they have found the man to approximate to it.
February 22, 1877
- Thomas L. Powers, editor of the Metamora Sentinel,
was in town on Friday and called at the Republican office. "Tom." Was an
apprentice with the writer at the printing business at LaSalle, and it
was a gratification to us to greet him at our desk. Mr. Powers is
prospering at Metamora, and is making a good paper. Mr. Powers went from
here to Chicago, and thence homeward.
The Minonk Journal - Saturday, April 22,
- Mr. and Mrs. Collins have just returned from
Saybrook, Ill., where they have been visiting.
- Mr. James Whitmire started for St. Simson's
Island, Georgia, where he will fill an important position in a
- Mr. Allison, of Chicago, was the guest of Mr. Hale
- Mrs. Cornelison and daughter visited in Metamora,
this week, the guests of Misses Emma and Minnie Hesse.
- Rev. Jamison delivered one of Joseph Cooks
lectures at the Wednesday night prayer meeting.
- Miss May Whitmore visited parents in this burg
- Mr. Henry Martin and son Pomp, returned from
Flanagan last Saturday.
- Wm. Pifer and wife, of Eureka, visited in town
- Miss Della Berry has closed her school, and
returned home to spend the summer.
- Silvester Maugin moved his paint shop last Monday,
one door east of Thena's butcher shop.
- Mr. S. D. Stewart and wife, and little son,
Freddie were the guests of M. and Mrs. D. C. Slyter, last Sunday.
- The freight train on the C. & A. railroad
jumped the track last Friday, so we had no freight until
- Mr. and Mrs. Chas. McGinnis and Miss Jennie
Nichols, visited in Groveland over Sunday.
- Miss Long, cousin of Miss Ida Barnes and Mrs.
Irwin, both of Ohio, are here visiting friends and relatives this
- Mrs. George F. Walton of Flanagan, is here
visiting friends and relatives, this week.
- The divorce ? of Eva Dubois vs. Peter Dubois came
up last Wednesday and terminated in the plaintiff coming out
- Miss Fannie Payne and brother Claud, and Miss
Messie Stivers, of Eureka, visited Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Stivers, last
- Jerry Ray, of Eureka, visited his father last
- Mr. and Mrs. Beal, of Peoria, were visiting Mrs.
Maugin over Sunday.
- At the village election on Tuesday, Messrs. C. J.
Gibson, C. T. Coleson, Henry Keeler and F. C. Piper were chosen
trustees; Bigson, Coleson and Keeler each for two years, and Piper for
one year. F. M. Hoyt was chosen for village clerk, and W. E. Reynolds
The Minonk Journal - Saturday, February 11,
- Messrs. Warner, A. and S. Potter were in town and
were seen coming out of Collins & Hereford's well loaded with dry
goods. They were not stolen goods, either. This speaks well for this
store, as the gentlemen are from Palestine. However, it is no uncommon
sight to see people from Roanoke, Washburn, Spring Bay and Washington
- Wednesday evening Mrs. Ann Eliza Young lectured to
an appreciative audience and full convinced us what it is to be a
- Master Robert Cassell was agreeably surprised last
Tuesday by his friends, it being his 14th birthday.
- The sermon delivered by the Rev. Jameson last
Sabbath, was a rousing good one and was the topic of much talk. Give us
- Mr. Geo. Page is severely ill at this
- A child of Mr. Golden, of this city, died of
- Miss Nettie Wilson is on the mend again.
- Mrs. C. P. Bosworth, of the far-famed Bosworth
House, entertained friends this week.
- Monday morning fire broke out in the handsome
residence of Father Rouse. The building was totally destroyed.
- It is rumored that Mr. Lawrence Portman, of
Denver, Col., has gone to Washington Territory to join his uncle.
- Mr. Ire, of Wills county, is visiting friends
- Mrs. Chas. Anthony was the guest of Mrs. C. E.
- The family of Milton Nessmith is afflicted with
scarlet fever. Also a child of Mr. Valentine's.
- Mrs. Pierd and son, Mr. Parmington and wife
propose going to England together. They will start about the first of
June and return some time in September.
- Mr. and Mrs. Wikoff spent Sabbath in Washington
with Grandpa Ireland.
- The firm of Collins & Hereford is dissolved
and the business is carried on by T. S. Collins. Mr. Hereford will,
however, remain with Mr. Collins for some time, much to the joy of his
many friends and customers.
- Miss Graybill started last Thursday for her future
home in France.
- The suit, George Krater vx Alvah Carpenter, for
labor, on Thursday, was dismissed.
- John C. Sommers will have a public sale on the
- George Noirot was elected, by an overwhelming
majority, village trustee, Monday in the place of Joseph Knoblauch,
- Frank Cassell, of El Paso, was in town on
- S. B. Pool and wife have returned from Danville,
where they have been visiting.
The Washburn Leader - December 11,
- G. H. Mason was a business caller in Peoria
- Miss Ada Weber of Peoria, visited over Sunday with
J. W. Frant and family.
- R. W. Martin of Coal City spent Sunday with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Martin.
- Mrs. Arthur Jones and daughter of Lowpoint visited
last Friday with her mother, Mrs. Jacob Wagner.
- We learn that Rev. J. J. Mason has secured a
charge at Long Point and will move his family there in the course of a
- Mrs. J. W. Frantz who had an operation performed
at the hospital in Peoria returned home last Thursday. We are glad to
hear that she is greatly improved.
The Journal (Minonk) - September 2,
- The young child of John L. Leonard, of Gibson
City, was buried in Oakwood cemetery Thursday.
- Peter Schertz and wife returned from a visit to
Chicago, Wednesday night.
- The democratic caucus Saturday resulted in the
choice of John Kellogg, A. K. Smith, Dominique Jacquine, G. L. Harl, J.
Irwin, J. L. McGuire, W. Stowell, Peter Aley and Peter Schertz for
delegates to the county convention, with instructions to support Leys
for county clerk, and Wilkerson for sheriff. Feilitzach says wverything
is all right, and that there's a good many ways of choking a dog to
- Frank N. Ireland, of Washburn, was here on
Metamora Herald - August 14,
Paralysis Cause of Death of Jos.
Grebner, Aged 18Infantile paralysis, which became
manifest last Sunday caused the death of Joseph J. Grebner, 18 years old,
son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Grebner, at the family home in Worth township
Wednesday night at about 10 o'clock.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Grebner Died Wednesday of
4 Days Illness
Joe became ill Sunday and was
brought to Dr. Knoblauch's office for examination. Signs of
infantile paralysis developed rapidly and Monday the lower limbs and one
arm were paralyzed. The paralysis continued to spread, gradually
affecting the vital organs and death followed development of respiratory
Joe was born in Worth township June 19, 1913, and had
spent his entire life there. He was a pleasant young man, enjoying
high esteem among his associates and his death comes as a great shock to
all, particularly to his parents, brothers and siters, with whom he was a
favorite. Sadness is added in the fact that the family home has been
quaratined since the develpment of the disease.
Because of the
nature of the disease the funeral was private, the body being taken to St.
Mary's cemetery, Lourdes, and interred with simple rites at the grave
Miss Verna Smith to Get Degree at
Goshen, Indiana, March 8 - Miss Verna Smith of
Metamora, a senior in Goshen college, will receive the B. A. degree June
6. She is a member of the A Capella chorus, president of the Ladies'
Chorus, and has studied piano during her four years in college. She
is vice-president of the Women's Athletic association, secretary of the
College Record staff, a student publication. Her major subject is
English, and her minors are social science and music. On graduation
she will be licensed to teach these subjects in both elementary and high
schools in Illinois.
The Weekly Pantagraph
(Bloomington, Illinois) Feb 14, 1913
Metamora, Feb. 10- Louis and John Bride, the former of this place
and the latter of Salisbury, Mo., have purchased the plumbing and tinshop
business of their brother's estate, the late George Bride, of Washington.
John Bride, who has been here for some weeks, returned to Salisbury to
make preparations to move his family to Washington.
The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) Feb 14,
Died in Peoria Hospital
Metamora, Feb. 10-Mrs. John
Shea, who was taken from her home, two miles north of Metamora, to the
Proctor hospital in Peoria, a week ago last Sun., died at that institution
Sun. night, suffering from dropsy. Besides her husband deceased leaves one
The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) Feb 14,
Mrs. Henry Koch Dies
Word was received here today of
the death of Mrs. Henry Koch at Peoria, who passed away Sun. night after a
prolonged illness. The Koch family were former residents of Metamora.
The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) Aug. 1,
John A. Alig has purchased the residence property of
Frank Trumpeter in Metamora, The consideration was $1350.
Schrepfer recently bought the residence property of Mrs. Breining. The
consideration was $1250. Mrs. Breining will go to Peoria to make her home
with her son.
The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) Aug 29,
Body of John Waldschmidt buried
The body of John
Waldschmidt, who died at St. Francis hospital Fri. evening following an
operation was brought to Metamora Sat. and funeral services held Mon.
morning at 9 o'clock from St. Mary's church, interment being made in St.
Mary's church. Mr. Waldschmidt submitted to an operation some months ago
for an abscess in the left ear. Wed. of last week he was again taken to
St. Francis hospital for a similar operation and passed away Fri. Mr.
Waldschmidt is a son of Mrs. Adam Waldschmidt and the senior member of the
firm of Waldschmidt Bros. & Co., of Metamora. In Oct. 1912 he was
united in marriage to Miss Jane Elbert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Elbert of Metamora, who survive him besides his wife and mother he is
survived by six brothers and three sisters, namely, George and Henry of
Benson; Edward of Minonk; Joseph, Leo and Andrew of Metamora; Mrs. Michael
Heinzmann; Anna and Maggie, of Metamora.
The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) Aug 29,
Ernest Giehl and Carl Heinzmann, who left Fri. for
Grinnell, Iowa, on the mission of bringing back the ill fated auto, which
turned turtle near Malcom, Iowa, July 24, at which time Mary Heinzmann,
oldest daughter of Dr. and Mrs. C. B. Heinzmann was instantly killed and
the doctor receiving injuries from which he died, returned Sun. evening
with the car. The trip from Grinnell was made via Iowa City and Davenport.
The car is in good shape, the only damage being the windshield is broken
and the lights battered. The trip was made over the River to River road as
far as Davenport and not even a blowout was experienced on the entire
trip. Rudy Heintzman who had been visiting near Des Moines, was a member
of the auto party from Iowa City to Metamora.
The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) Sep 26,
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Rossman, of Benson, were visitors
here Sat. and Sun.
Andrew Gangloff, of Rensselaer, Ind., spent Sun.
with his brother, J. J. Gangloff, and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hagen
were guests of Prof. and Mrs. H. W. Weirman, Fri. and Sat.
M. G. Fandel
left Wed. for Gregory, S.D., where he will look after land interests, to
be gone several weeks.
Theodore Koenig, of Pocahontas, Ia., is here
visiting his grandmother, Mrs. J. D. Zimmerman, who is seriously
C. L. Stivers, Metamora's efficient auctioneer, will leave next
week for Wayland, Ia., where he will cry a large stock sale for L. G.
Wenger, a prominent stock raiser.
James Irving Griffs, a brother of J.
D. Griggs, of this place, was here last week on a visit. Mr. Griggs is an
aeronaut and has gained considerable notoriety, making parachute drops
from an altitude of 2,500 feet. Mr. Griggs left here for San Francisco to
take up his hazardous work.
The news of the engagement of Miss Madalon
Carroll to William F. Costigan, two prominent young people of
Bloomingto9n, which was announced Sat. at the Woman's Exchange in that
city, will be read with much interest by the many Metamora friends of the
couple. Miss Carroll is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Carroll, 403 West
Chestnut street, while Mr. Costigan is a practicing attorney in that city.
The bride-to-be was a teacher in the Metamora public schools during the
past two years and while here made may friends.
The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) Dec 5,
The marriage of Miss Anna Scholl, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Scholl, of Elkhart, Ia., to Rudolph Heintzman, of Metamora,
was solemized last Wed. at St. John's church, Des Moines, Ia., Rev. Father
Waldron of Elkhart, read the nuptial high mass. Following the wedding
ceremony "Leonard's Mass in B flat" was sung by the choir. The bride was
attended by Miss Blanch O'Mara, of Elkhart, and Mr. Ernest Giehl, of
Metamora, acted as best man. The bride wore a gown of brocaded satin
draped in marquisette with bead trimmings and carried a bouquet of bride's
roses. Miss O'Mara wore a gown of pink charmeuse with rosebud trimmings.
The bride is a former Metamora girl. Mr. and Mrs. Heintzman will be at
home at Metamora after Jan. 1, where Mr. Heintzman is a contractor and
The Pantagraph, January 7, 1924, Page
DESECRATE CEMETERY IN WOODFORD COUNTY.
Jan. 6. - Woodford County people are at a loss to account for the motive
of a vandal or vandals who have desecrated the Pattonsburg cemetery near
the northern boundary line of that county one evening last week and badly
mutilated markers and monuments. Especially the stones of the Perry
family and their descendants were picked upon and broken up, apparently
with a hammer. [contributed by Pam G.]