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Charles Gallagher

George Patterson, who has been here for several days, has been arrested by Sheriff Truax, of Jackson county, for the robbery of a watch from a jeweler of Maquoketa, Ia., named Charles Gallagher. The sheriff returned with his prisoner to Maquoketa.

[Omaha Daily Bee (Omaha, NE) May 28, 1887, submitted by Mary Kay Krogman]


Frank Gibson

Resigns Position

Frank Gibson, who for some time has been the efficient bookkeeper for the Brady Electric Co., has resigned his position with this firm to accept a position in the American Savings Bank. Frank is mighty good at "figgers" having displayed this fact while county treasurer and when with the Jackson State Bank as well as during his association with the Brady Company. The American Savings Bank is fortunate in securing the services of "Gibby."

[Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, published Tuesday January 18, 1921, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman.] Return to top of page


Mrs. James Gibson

Will Attend Family Reunion

Mrs. James Gibson will depart tomorrow for Cleveland, Ohio, where she will be present at a family reunion of the mother and five sisters, some of whom Mrs. Gibson has not seen for over twenty years.

Those present will be the mother, Mrs. Salina Wilkins, sisters, Mrs. James Borlafe of New Jersey, Mrs. A. R. Gibson of La Fayette, Ind. Mrs. T. H. Kemp of Janesville, Wis., and Miss Lulu Wilkins of Cleveland, at whose home the reunion will be held.
[Jackson Sentinel – Maquoketa, Iowa, Tuesday, October 21, 1919, submitted by Mary Kay Krogman] Return to top of page


Mrs. J. Giesel

[News from Andrew, Iowa] Mrs. J. Giesel and daughter, Hattie are up from Maquoketa spending the latters Easter vacation at the E. Giesel and J. Henrick homes.

Maquoketa Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, Friday, April 2, 1920, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman. Return to top of page


Henry Haxmeier and Elizabeth (Gilles) Haxmeier

Married Fifty Years

Last week Monday was the golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Haxmeier of Bellevue and the unusual event was happily celebrated at their home by a family gathering and a sumptuous repast.

This worthy couple were joined in the holy bonds of matrimony at St. Donatus a half century ago, the ceremony being performed by Rev. Father Flammang. They followed the pursuit of farming in Tete des Morts township and made their home in the country until five years ago, when they took up their residence in Bellevue.

Mr. Haxmeier was born in Jackson county and his good wife in Luxemburg, Europe. He is 72 years old and she is 68 years old. Both are enjoying good health.

—Bellevue Leader.

[Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, published Tuesday October 4, 1921, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman.] Return to top of page


Mrs. Bert Glade

[News from Andrew, Iowa] Mrs. Bert Glade and daughter, Irene were up from Maquoketa spending pre-Easter week with the formers' parents the Tom Gibsons.

Maquoketa Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, Friday, April 2, 1920, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman. Return to top of page


H. M. Glenn
Amanda Ann Allen

In Perry Township, Jackson County, on the 27th of April, by Rev. J. Currier, Mr. H. M. Glenn to Miss Amanda Ann Allen.

Jackson Press, Bellevue, Jackson County, Iowa, May 4, 1853, contributed by Kenneth E. Wright Return to top of page


H. J. Godwin

Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Godwin went to Cedar Rapids Saturday for a several days’ visit with their daughter, Mrs. Ira Taylor and family.
[Jackson Sentinel – Maquoketa, Iowa, Tuesday, October 21, 1919, submitted by Mary Kay Krogman] Return to top of page


Louis Gotsch

Loses Thumb in Tedder

While at work Saturday in the hay field, a young son of Louis Gotsch, who resides in the Goose Lake neighborhood, got a thumb caught in a chain on the tedder, which severed the member at the first joint, clean and clear. He was brought to Preston and was given surgical attention by Drs. Butler and Armstrong. In order to draw the skin over the stub as it should be it was necessary to amputate the bone again, which enabled it to have, a smooth surface also. The young man will have a very sore thumb for the rest of the harvest season.
[Jackson Sentinel – Maquoketa, Iowa, Tuesday, July 20, 1920, submitted by Mary Kay Krogman] Return to top of page


Hoot Family Reunion

Mrs. Roy Grant

A Reunion of Nine Brothers

A. C. Hoot of Webster City is visiting his daughter, Mrs. Roy Grant, enroute from Toledo, Ohio, where he and his daughter, Miss Blanche Hoot, attended a reunion. This was a wonderful reunion, at which were present nine brothers and their families, also an aged uncle, 92 years old. The brothers had not met for 37 years, at which time Mr. Hoot and his bride paid his relatives a visit. The reunion was held in one of the most beautiful parks in the east, containing 160 acres. Miss Blanche remained in Toledo for a longer visit with her uncles.

[Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, published Friday, July 20, 1920, submitted by Mary Kay Krogman] Return to top of page


Mrs. William Greenwood

A CASE OF ELOPEMENT. – A short time since Eugene Gerad, alias George Gerad, eloped from Maquoketa, Iowa, with the wife of William Greenwood, during the absence of the husband at St. Louis. The guilty pair took what property they could conveniently carry, sold the cow and other property belonging to the husband and came to this city about two weeks ago. Yesterday the injured husband arrived in pursuit, procured a warrant, and had the couple arrested by Officer Ladd. The affair, however was amicably settled by the wife agreeing to go back to Iowa with her “liege lord” on condition, that he would not prosecute Gerad. The seducer evidently had the best of the bargain. He ought to have been punished by being obliged to live with the woman.

The “happy couple” started last evening for their home, which is about ten miles back of Dubuque, on the Maquoketa. Gerad while here was employed in a brick yard.
- Galena Courier.

[Source: Rockford Daily News, Rockford, Illinois, April 30, 1859, submitted by Mary Kay Krogman] > Return to top of page


Walter Gregory

Local Boy Who Made Good Here Greeting Old Friends

Walter Gregory, a former Maquoketa boy and schoolmate of the writer, dropped in to spend the day with relatives and friends here. Walter is now vice president of the Chappel Oil company, with large holdings in four states and headquarters in Denver, Colo. He has made wonderful strides up the ladder of success and we are but one of many who are mighty glad of it.
[Jackson Sentinel – Maquoketa, Iowa, September 14, 1920, submitted by Mary Kay Krogman] Return to top of page


Mrs. Harry Griffin

Five Hurt in Runaway

Five occupants of a single buggy driven by Mrs. Harry Griffin were badly bruised this afternoon about 3:30 o'clock when the bolt holding the shaft of the buggy dropped out, frightening the horse, the animal breaking loose from the vehicle. The buggy being rather frail and overloaded virtually 'collapsed throwing the occupants out on the brick pavement in front of Hotel Hurst on Main Street. The other occupants of the buggy were Zella and Donald Griffin, Nellie Patterson and Madge Reisinger all of whom were badly bruised and were taken into the Hurst hotel where physicians are dressing their wounds. As we go to press, Miss Patterson is still unconscious, but it is believed that none of the quintet are seriously hurt.

Maquoketa Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, Friday, April 2, 1920, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman. Return to top of page


John R. Griffin

"Them Old Days."
When Maquoketa was but a little village, with two stores and a sparsely settle country to support them, a small amount of country produce glutted the market. At that time John R. Griffin, who is still here, was a young man and a clerk for Mr. Jonas Clark. One morning a lady came in with a small roll of butter which she desired to sell. John offered her ten cents per pound. She objected; said it was worth a shilling, she had got a shilling two days before, and butter was worth it. John persisted that he could pay no more than ten cents, giving as a reason that they "had seven pounds of butter already in the cellar, and Sears' cow had a calf last night, kon-se-quonly butter must come down!"-
Maquoketa (Iowa) Excelsior.

[Dakota Republican (Vermillion, SD) Saturday, August 14, 1869, submitted by Mary Kay Krogman]


Louis Gronwalt

Suffers Broken Leg

Louis Gronwalt. a young farmer residing near Nashville, suffered a broken leg one day last week, the accident occurring in an unusual manner. Louis was leading a cow across a small ditch when in some manner the animal stumbled and fell against him, knocking him down. The cow fell upon him and the weight of the animal caused the above named injury. The patient is resting as easily as could be expected.
[Jackson Sentinel – Maquoketa, Iowa, Tuesday, July 20, 1920, submitted by Mary Kay Krogman] > Return to top of page


Chas. Gundlefinger

Preston Items. C. Gundlefinger and wife had a little unpleasantness one night last week. Chas. came home about midnight with a little too much of the O-be-joyful, when his wife undertook to interview him as to where he got his whiskey, to which he took exceptions, and to quiet her proceeded to drag her out of bed, gave her a chastisement and sent her out of the house. She went to the house of her neighbor, Esq. Traver, and got the family up, to whom she told her troubles, when the Esq. gave her a little good advice and sent her back to her lord and master.
[Jackson Sentinel – Maquoketa, Iowa, Thursday, June 12, 1879, by Mary Kay Krogman] Return to top of page

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