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   Mr. Lester Tracy a long time resident of this area brought me an old scrapbook - someone has taken clippings from old newspapers and pasted them over pages of an old book - they include poem's, stories about local and national happenings and birth, marriage and death notices along with some long obituaries. Pressed in the pages are flowers from long ago, something my grandmother did frequently.
   I am including below the birth, marriage, death notices and obitaries, also some of the more important area news stories. One name runs through the group NAUER so although I can't be sure I feel the owner of this book must have been related to that family. There appears to have been a branch of the Nauer family that went to live in Clay county, there are also many clippings from there so that may be the family member who owned this book. Many of the items do not have a date of the newspaper they came from or the name of the paper, where they are included I will be sure they are listed with the item. If I can find dates for those items that are undated I will also note that.

The remains of S. K. Vawter of Vawter Park, Ind., were brought here for burial Monday evening. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, after which the remains were interred in the Vernon cemtery. Mr. Vawter was an old resident of Vernon, having moved to Vawter Park a number of years ago, and has many friends here to mourn their loss.


Smith K. Vawter Dead.  Smith K. Vawter was born in Vernon Oct. 10, 1849, died at his home in Vawter Park, Ind. Feb. 9, 1901, after an illness of 10 weeks with a spinal affection. Deceased was the son of Col. Smith Vawter, and was one of 12 children. He received his education in the common schools, was of a mechanical turn of mind but spent most of his time one the farm. Was married to Miss Mary Brown of Vernon, which union was blessed by the birth of three children: Edna, John and Louise. About 18 years ago Mr. Vawter moved with his family to Vawter Park, where they have since resided. Smith Vawter was a worthy son of an illustrious ancestry. Keen sighted in business, most successful in his dealings, and highly regarded by his fellow men. The remains were brought to Vernon Monday evening and were taken to the home of Mrs. Henry Sullivan from where the burial occurred on Tuesday forenoon. Accompanying the remains were the wife, Mrs. Mary Vawter, all three of the children, Miss Blanche Blackman, of Kendleville, and his oldest brother, John T. Vawter of Franklin.

(Vawter Park from Wicipidia--Vawter Park is an unincorporated area of shoreline and nearby neighborhoods located on the south shore of Lake Wawasee, Syracuse, Kosciusko County,Indiana,

Vawter Park is located near N. Southshore Drive and E. Vawter Park Road. It was plotted in 1887 by John Terrell Vawter born in Vernon, Indiana in 1830. John Vawter was in the retail pharmaceutical business in Franklin, Indiana and later got involved in meat packing and was prominent among bankers, becoming a director and stockholder in a national bank in Franklin. In 1886 Vawter went to his farm on the almost completely unsettled southern shore of the lake to reside.

Around 1888, the Vawter Park Hotel was constructed and was followed by a row of cottages extending to the southeast of the hotel. The hotel is said to have been built and furnished with Victorian era gentility. Those settling in this area were Ovid Butler of Indianapolis, Charles A. Sudlow of Indianapolis, Oran Dunn, Dr. Grayston, E.C. Miller, James C. Norris, the Fargo family, an E.C. Miller.)

 Buried at Her Old Home.

VERNON, Ind. November 20,--The body of Mrs. W. S. Almond, who died at Huntington, was received here and buried. Mr. and Mrs. Almond resided at Huntington, but her husband, Professor Almond, is superintendent of schools at Waterloo. She was formerly Miss Emma Hinchman, daughter of Henry Hinchman, ex-county auditor. The Rev. Clark Burt, of Indianapolis, officiated at the burial.  (Headstones in Vernon Cemetery for the Almond's read as follows - Emma Almond July 27, 1862 - Nov. 17, 1903,  W. S. Almond  February 12, 1847 - April 7, 1909)

North Vernon Plain Dealer - January 17, 1902


"Her feet gave gone down in the River of Death
  While we stand on life's desolate sand;
  And she walks in gladness the streets of bright gold
  That run through the beautiful land."

Isabelle Wagner Pierce was born April 6, 1846, and while faithfully performing-the duties of life was fatally stricken with paralysis on the 11th day of January, 1902. All that loving hands and breaking hearts could do to relieve her was done; but after ten hours of unconscious suffering she sweetly and peacefully fell "Asleep in Jesus" at the home of her parents. She was married to Samuel J. Pierce December 22, 1870. Two children were given them, a daughter, Mrs. Wilbur N. Gannon, of Indianapolis, and a little son, who died in infancy. She was a member of the univeralist church, having united with that church at the age of 18. Many beautiful traits of character were hers. Some of the strongest being, her sweet, unassuming gentleness, a patient and loving wife and mother, a faithful and devoted daughter and sister. Who can estimate the influence for good of such a life? A husband, mother, father, three brothers and one sister, besides numberless relatives and friends, will miss her.

Mrs. John Smith Dies Following Paralytic Stroke
  Mrs. Anna Nauer Smith, widow of John Wesley Smith, died at 8:45 o'clock this morning at her home at 516 west Church street of paralysis at the age of 82 years and 11 days. Mrs. Smith suffered a stroke of paralysis on her 82nd birthday and has since lain in a critical condition.
  The deceased had resided in this city for many years, her late husband having been employed in the C. & E. I. shops here.
  Mrs. Smith is survived by three brothers and two sisters, Fred H. Nauer, North Vernon; William and Bert Nauer, of Vernon; Mrs. Minnie Barrett, city, and Mrs. Eva C. Bohner of Centralia, Ill.
  The remains were prepared for burial at Miller & Sons' funeral parlors and will be returned Tuesday morning to the home where funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Dr. Shirley officiating. The funeral party will leave at 7 o'clock Wednesday morning for Vernon, Ind., where the interment will be made.

 She Died Saturday Night After A Long Illness-Had Many Friends and Was Highly Esteemed
   Mrs. Mary M. Marsh, wife of J. M. Marsh, formerly a widely known newspaper man and a present private secretary to Congressman Lincoln Dixon, died at the north Washington street sanitarium, Saturday after a long and harrowing illness, which she bore with great fortitude and a power of endurance that was remarkable. Short funeral services will be conducted from the late residence at Fifth and Sycamore streets at 2:00 o'clock tomorrow afternoon by Rev. Frank Hood of Madison, former pastor of the Presbyterian church of this city. Burial in Garland Brook cemetery. The pall bearers will be P. H. McCormack, J. R. Dunlap, W. F. Kendall, M. O. Reeves, James F. Cox, Dr. E. E. Edenburn and Howard Tompkins. No flowers.
  Mrs. Marsh was born on April 14, 1853 at Vernon, and on June 12, 1877 she was married to J. N. Marsh at North Vernon. She was a daughter of Col. Michael Gooding, of the Twenty second regiment Indiana Volunteers in the Civil War who died in the army. Thirty three years ago she came to this city with her husband who for a number of years owned and edited the Columbus Daily Times. She was the mother of three children two of whom died in their early youth. She is survived by a son Will Marsh who is telegraph editor of the Western Newspaper Union at Minneapolis, Minn. and who was associated for a time with his father as city editor of the Daily Times. She is also survived by her mother, Mrs. Mary J. Gooding.
  During her long residence in this city Mrs. Marsh made many friends and she was much admired for her strong intellectuality. She was a scholarly woman and is said to have been among best read and most thoroughly informed women in the city.  Since her husband married her he has been actively engaged in politics and she, too, took a keen interest in political events and kept herself well informed on the current issues of her time and also on all current events of general importance. She was a woman of pronounced views on all important topics and she by no means lacked the courage of her convictions and was outspoken in expressing them. Yet, withal she was of a kindly and genial nature and was devoted to her home and her family.

March 5, 1897
   The Muscatatuck was on the rampage Friday. The heavy rains of Thursday night raised the creek to such an extent that it is almost impossible to describe its height. Uncle Henry Wagner who has lived here for nearly seventy years, says the creek was higher than he ever saw it. At daylight the water was in Wm. Kersey's house and he had no time to mouve out and almost everything he had was washed away or destroyed. About 6:30 the Finney Ford bridge went out and and 7 o'clock the Huckleberry bridge went out. The Leavitt bridge was the object of much discussion as to whether or not it would go-but the drift commenced accumulating under it and about 7:30 it went out, one span falling below the abutment and the other span was carried down by the drift to the mill-pond. At this time the creek was rising at about six feet per hour and the work of moving the people out of the houses that were threatened by the flood commenced. Some of the household goods were taken out of Wm. Kersey's house but the rapid rising of the water prevented further saving. Lewis Wagner saved his piano and several other things and moved what he could with the help of others, to the second story. The water was about three feet on the first floor. His barn was saved by anchoring it with ropes. I moved about thirty feet from its foundation. In the meantime while the work was being done in the west side of town, a large number of people were helping move the sufferers on the east part of town. This part of town suffered the most. Garrett Branham, John W. Morris, Frank Tempest, John Overfield, and Mike Fetter had to vacate their residences and the houses of Garrett Branham and John Overfield were anchored to prevent their floating away. All of the out buildings in that part of town floated away. N. Ditlinger and Henry May, inthe north part of town had to move out, the water reaching about 18 inces in Ditlinger's house. Mays moved their goods into the upper story but had to be taken from the house in a boat. The pump house of the water works was almost submerged but no damage was done except from the effects of the water and mud. The members of the family of John W. Morris were taken from the house in a boat, but the water did not get high enough to get into the house. At 12:30 the creek commenced to fall and the scene of distruction after the flood subsided was terrible to behold. Surrounding the town outside of the damage done on account of the bridges going out the damage was such that it cannot be fully described. The lower part of Henry Hengstler's farm was ruined. The current took nearly all the soil and left sand in its place. Mrs. Jane Stott's garden was ruined. Jas. Abbott's wheat field was almost totally destroyed and the farms of Jas. Wilson, Jas. Orell, Norman Gannon, Thompson Childs, Wm. Stewart and all bottom fields suffered much damage. The water-wheel of the Tunnel Mills and other machinery were carried away, rendering the mill useless. May we never see such a flood again.

The bridge question is the talk of the town now.
Eleven families had to move on account of the high water.
Geo. Wells had to move his family into the second story.
A live steer passed here when the flood was at its height.
The skiffs came good play to use to anchor the buildings
Charley Roose's leap for life was one of the most thrilling incidents.
Andrew Hessner died at his home Southwest of town Thursday morning.
Drifts, houses, outhouses, barns, hay stacks, chicken coops and everything passed by.
There was at the last calculation 25 feet of water above the low water mark during the flood.
Wagner Bros. & Co. furnished free of charge, all the rope to anchor the houses and barns.
The first thing that John Overfield thought of saving was his favorite fox-hound pup, Sunshine.
John Overfield caught a good stand with a lot of clothes and a bible in it. He holds it for identification.
A chicken coop with a lot of chickens on it was one of the many things that went down during the flood.
Quite a bevy of good looking young ladies from North Vernon witnessed the destruction caused by the flood Saturday.
Sheriff Bradford is ahead one barn on the strength of the flood. Rettig's barn floated across the alley and settled on Bradford's lot.
The Commissioners should replace all the bridges taken out by the flood and do so at once. If they do not it will be doing us a great injustice. By all means let us have the bridges.
The water was shut off at the stand pipe as it was expected that the pump house would go out. The pump house was almost submurged only part of the roof being out of the water. Several tons of coal on the floor saved it from going out.

THE REV. G. L. T. WIDERIN (Indianapolis News)
NORTH VERNON, Ind., Feb. 7,---Funeral services for the Rev. G. L. T. Widerin, aged seventy three who died at his home in this city, Tuesday, will be held at St. Mary's Catholic church Monday morning at 9 o'clock.
The Rt. Rev. Joseph Chartrand, bishop of the Indianapolis diocese assisted by the Rt. Rev. Dennis O'Donaghue, bishop of the diocese of Louisville, and the Rev. M. Guthneck, arch priest, of Madison, will celebrate solemnpontifical requieum high mass. The Rev. J. B. Delaney, pastor of St. Bartholomew church, Columbus will deliver the funeral oration. The burial will be in the parish cemetery.
  Surviving relatives are Miss Mary Eshrich, of Louisville, Ky., a niece and William J. Cassilly, of Knoxville, Tenn., and George Cassilly, of Louisville, Ky., nephews. Father Widerin was dean of the North Vernon district, comprising the churches in Jennings, Ripley, Dearborn, and Jackson counties, and had been pastor of St. Mary's church for twenty-seven years.

In Memoriam
  John Clifford Wagner, youngest son of Mr. & Mrs. J. E. Wagner was born in Vernon, Ind. Nov. 25, 1886 and passed into God's Beautiful Somewhere, March 28, 1906 aged 19 years 4 months and 3 days. He was a graduate of the North Vernon High School of the class of 1904, having finished the course of study at the age of 17. He was not a brilliant pupil but one who gave thought and reflection without any attempt to display his mental ability and attainments. From his early boyhood he was very cautious of giving a promise but when once given it was sure of fulfillment; no one had greater contempt for anything like conceit, pretense, hyprocacy and cant. He kept the front door of his inner life and feelings closed and only to a priviledged few who occasionally had access through a side entrance did he reveal his true self. His aspirations and hopes though thoughtful and retiring and a great reader from early boyhood, filling his mind with helpful and wholesome food thus leaving no room for that which was evil and debasing he was equally ready for the outdoor sport of his boyhood and popular with the young folks, often being the life of his social circle by his droll sense of humor and peculiar wit. Just at the threshold of manhood, fitting himself for a life of usefullness, for helping to make the world better for his having lived in it. To his many friends, especially to his parents, and his only brother, it is hard to think that one so promising should have a life so brief. And our hearts are sore and troubled yet we trust the time will come when we can say "Even so Father, for it seemeth good in Thy sight."

BOHNER-NAUER--At the Catholic church North Vernon, Ind., on Monday morning, Feb. 22, 1892, Father Hundt officiating, Mr.  J. T. Bohmer of Cincinnati, and Miss Eva C. Nauer, of Vernon, Ind.
  After the marriage ceremony the happy couple, together with a host of invited friends repaired to the residence of the bride's father, Mr. Philip Nauer, at Vernon, where an elegant repast was served. They were the recipients of many valuable presents. They left for Cincinnati, their future home, on the same day, taking with them the well wishes of many friends for a happy and prosperous future.
  VERNON, Ind., February 22--Mr. J. T. Bohner, of Cincinnati, Ohio and Miss Eva C. Nauer, of Vernon, Ind., were married at St. Mary's church on February 22nd by Rev. Father Hundt. The happy couple will make Cincinnati their future home.

BARRETT-NAUER--At the home of the bride's parents in Vernon, on Monday evening, May 2nd, 1892, by Rev. E. P. Gilchrist, George W. Barrett, of Sterling Colo. to Minnie Nauer, of Vernon, Ind.
  The happy couple will leave for Sterling Colo., in a few days, where they will make their future home. They have our best wishes for a peaceful, happy and prosperous journey through life.

At the residence of Wm. E. Chrissman, March 2d at 8:00 p.m., by the Rev. Father Hicky, Mr. Wm. N. Nauer and Miss Katie Virginia Chrissman.
A few intimate friends of the family only were in attendance on the interesting occasion, but a very pleasant time was passed tendering congratulations and enjoying a dainty supper.
Many rich and useful presents were received by the happy couple who went immediately to housekeeping near third and Beech streets where Mrs. Nauer will be found at home to all her friends. The TIMES congratulates Mr. & Mrs. Nauer and hopes they will live to see many anniversaries of the happy event.

(Here we see what can happen when information was sent back home to Indiana about something, the following clipping appears to be from a local paper and scrambles the last name of Katie Virgina Crissman.)
NAUER-VIRGINIA--At the residence of W. E. Chrissman, at Sterling Colorado, on Saturday evening March 2,1889, Mr. Will M. Nauer, formerly of Vernon to Miss Kate Virginia.
Will and his fair bride have our best wishes for peace, happiness and prosperity.

RECH-NAUER--In the Catholic Church, at North Vernon, on Tuesday morning, November 19, 1878, by Rev. J. M. Missi, Mr. John E. Rech, of North Vernon to Miss Mary C. Nauer, of Vernon.  

The twain are one,
and two no more,
To gather flowers upon the shore,
A glowing life from Heaven lent.
Long may their blissful years roll on,
And happy he in Mary's love;
And happy she with faithful John,
Until they walk with Angels above.
And as the seasons glide away,
And little prattlers climb their knees;
The BANNER for them still will pray,
And weekly come their home to please.

NAUER-HESS--On Tuesday evening, May 11, 1880, at the residence of the brides father, in Vernon township, by Rev. J. C. Burt, Mr. Fred H. Nauer to Miss Lizzie L. Hess.
  Fred is a member of the BANNER staff, and one whom we are justly proud of. We have always believed until within the past few days, that Fred would take the advice of the older member of the staff, never to be married, but always live single and die happy. However Fred is excusable under the present circumstances, for if we the remaining member, could gain the affections of so noble and charming a lady, as did Fred, we would not hesitate to do likewise, but bad luck and dissapointment seem to be in our path. We wish the happy couple all the good luck the world affords, and, knowing them as we do, assures us that their married life will be one of pleasure and profit.

 The Banner has lost one member of her force within the past few days, and made one addition. The addition being made by our foreman taking unto himself a better half.

MARRIED--At the residence of William W. Jones, at Pleasant Bend, Henry county, Ohio, on the 31st of January, 1885, by Rev. P. H. Axline, Mr. John W. Ice to Miss Minnie M. Nauer. The bride is a daughter of Mr. Phillip Nauer of this place.

MARRIED, HINCHMAN-BAUGHN--On Wednesday evening December 6th, 1876, at the residence of the bride's father, by Rev. A. Connelley, of the Baptist church, Mr. Henry Hinchman, to Miss Sallie S. Baughn; all of Vernon.
   We, the publisher, by kind invitation, was one of the favorite guests to witness the nuptuals and participate in the festivities of this auspicious union. At 71/2 o'clock p.m., the hour appointed, the bride and groom appeared before the assembled witnesses, (about fifty in number, composed of many of the elite of Vernon, and a few from a distance), and were united by a neat and impressive ceremony by the presiding minister. The bride was neatly attired, and looked very lovely, and the manly groom betrayed a sense of justifiable pride in having secured so charming a life companion.
   After the ceremony and congratulations, the invited guests partook of a most sumptuous repast, prepared under the immediate superintendance of Mrs. Baughn, the bride's mother---than whom a better caterer to the appetite and substantial comforts of life it would be difficult to find.
   The remainder of the evening was spent in social conversation, and at a reasonable hour the guests departed for their several homes, leaving with the happy couple, their congratulations and best wishes for a long and peaceful married life.

JONES--HAMRICK--At the residence of the bride's parents, by Rev. W. B. Smith, Mr. John B. Jones to Miss Mattie J. Hamrick; all of Louisville, Ky.
   The above notice was accompanied with a choice lot of most excellent cake, for which the printers return thanks, and wish the happy couple a long and peaceful life.

Mr. Ed. E. Frost, the accommodating conductor of the mail train on the Madison branch of the J. M. & I. R. R., was married to Miss Emma Hogue, of Columbus, on last Wednesday evening.

  On Wednesday, January 16th, at the town of Dublin, Wayne county, Ind., the marriage of Mr. Will H. Sands, of this city, and Miss Carrie L. Hoffman, daughter of Mr. J. V. Hoffman, of the former place was solemnized. From there the happy pair returned to Madison and next Wednesday leave for Columbus, Ohio, their future home where Mr. Sands takes charge of the Y.M.C.A. rooms.

LOVE--WALKER---On Sunday, March 4th, 1877, at the residence of the groom's mother, in Vernon, by Eld. H. New, Mr. James E. Love to Miss Isabelle Walker, all of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
  Here is our friend Jim, wishing you and your fair bride a long and happy life.

SPRAGUE--JOHNSON  At the residence of the bride's mother, on the evening of the 28th  ult., by Rev. N. Johnson, Mervin Sprague to Miss Lizzie Johnson. All of Bigger Tp., Jennings County, Ind.
                                             Farewell Lizzie!  Farewell Mel!
                                               How we mourn no tongue can tell,
                                             To see you leave a single life,
                                               And thus become a man and wife.

                                             But for your pleasure we agree,
                                                That you should sail upon the sea
                                             Of matrimony, bright and fair,
                                                Hoping that we too, will soon be thee.

                                             May you live a long and happy life
                                                 On your voyage use no strife;
                                             Use economy, spare the purse.
                                                 Read the Bible--Gen 1 and 28 verse

HOOKER-SPINNEY--On Sunday, April 22, at the residence of the bride's parents, at Cambridge City, by Rev. Mr. Collins, Mr. W. H. Hooker to Miss Emma J. Spinney.
    Here's our Henry, accompanied by our best wishes.

SPENCER-SHUCK--On Thursday evening May 6th, 1880, Mr. John A. Spencer to Ursula Shuck; all of Bigger township.
   The printers were remembered with a liberal share of cake, for which we made our bow, and wish them a happy married life.

The marriage at the Baptist church, was well attended by spectators on last Wednesday night. At the ringing of the second bell, the Bride and Groom, led by the minister were conducted to the front where they found friends to give them seats. After they were seated the minister looked at his turnip, and proceeded to deliver a sermon, taking his text as follows: St. Mathew chap. XXII, 21 verse. "Render therefore unto Ceasar, the things which are Cesar's; and unto God the that are God's." During his discourse he referred to the duties of married life, by saying the girls should leave their Fathers, Mothers, Sisters and Brothers, and cling to the one to whom they have been united. With the above advice Miss Jennette McGuire and Geo. W. Layton, rose to their feet and by the Rev. W. E. Spear, were soon united in the holy bonds of matrimony. We will now give a brief discription of the couple. The groom was dressed in black, wore kid gloves, he was about five feet, four inches in height, had a magnificent mustache, and oh, such pretty black curly hair. The fair bride's choice was envied by mony of Vernon's fairest daughters. The bride was dressed in blue silk trimmed in white ribbon, and it fit her well; she also wore her own hair, flowing; and stood about five feet nine, with a firm understanding.
  They were congratulated by their numerous friends, after which they were escorted to the Sherman House, followed by the band, which played a most magnificent "piece of air," which sounded more like a posse of long eared horses, than anything else we can think of.
                           Mr. Layton the handsome man,
                         Took Miss McGuire by the hand,
                           To live with him in his new home,
                         Never again alone to roam.

FRY-JOHNSON--At the residence of Mr. Jacob Clinton, in Vernon, on Wednesday, 11 o'clock a. m. by Rev. E. B. Cadwell, Mr. Oscar G. Fry to Miss Clara A. Johnson.
                            Lond and happy may they live,
                              While in this vale of tears,"
                            And their union, a blessing prove,
                               To them in after years.

                            When call'd on to leave this earth--
                                To dwell beyond the skies,
                            May they be accompanied,
                                By lots of little Frys.

COPE-WHITCOMB--At the residence of the bride's father, by Rev. J. A. Sargent, on Sunday, August 23rd, at 4 o'clock, Mr. J. C. Cope to Miss Eva S. Whitcomb.

OVERMYER-HICKS--On Sunday evening, by Rev. J. A. Sargent, at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. David Overmyer to Miss Alice Hicks.

VERBARG-BRENNER--At the residence of the bride's father, by Rev. Fisher, of Seymour, Mr. August Verbarg to Miss Caroline Brenner, on Tuesday evening, 25 ult.
   The happy couple have our best wishes for a long and happy life, and one that may prove to be a pleasant and profitable one to them. Gus, should feel proud of the companion that he has chosen, as she is one of Jennings county's fairest daughters. Then, be good to her, Gus, or the Gods may pay you a special visit.

HUDSON-THOMAS--On Thursday evening, at the residence of the bride's parents, in Vernon, by Rev. J. C. Burt, Mr. Loyd G. Hudson to Miss Emma Thomas.
   One by one our comrades leave us, and again our circle has been invaded, and broken by women, who so cruelly and without warning robbed us of one of our beloved members. But all was done in accordance with law, therefore we humbly submit to the loss of our friend and wish him and his better by two thirds, a long and happy life.

OSBORN-McCASLIN--On Thursday, May 31st, 1877, by Rev. J. C. Burt, Mr. Richard Osborn to Miss Alice McCaslin.
  We wish the young couple a long and happy married life.

MARRIED--On the evening of the 19th inst., at the residence of the bride's mother, by Rev. N. Johnson, Mr. Levi Wright to Miss Nannie Cox, all of this township.
   "May all their days be days of peace,
     And glide as slick as grease."
                                          THAT BOY

WELKER-WAGNER--On Wednesday evening Nov. 17th, 1875, at the residence of the bride's mother, by Rev. E. H. Wood, of Seymour, Ind., Mr. William Welker and Miss Maria L. Wagner, both of Vernon.
      "Love unchanging be their portion, for our
                   world of doubt and sin,
        Is made bright and happy only when a
                   Love is shining in."
  A select part of friends assembled at the residence of Mrs. T. Wagner to witness the ceremony, the participants being a well known young lady and gentleman who weary of battling the world alone, had decided to travel together along the pathway of life. In The language of a friend, who presented the bride a beautiful boquet we would say.   E. S.
      To Maria, with a blighted boquet
    The winds and the frosts of chilling November
      Have blighted the bloom of these flowerets
      May no chilling winds, thus, thy budding hopes know
    Nor blight fall o'er bloom of thy Life's golden glow.
                                                                              M. A. L.

BROUGHER-RIDDLE--On Thursday, February 22nd, 1877, at the residence of the bride's father, in Jefferson county, Ind., by Rev. Rinehart, Mr. Riley Brougher of Vernon to Miss Celia Riddle.
   The happy couple have our hearty congratulations on the consumation of their mutual hopes; and may this auspicuous event be but the beginning of a long life of prosperity and connubial felicty.
    "Happy they, the happiest of their kind;
      Whom gentle stars unite, and in one fate,
      Their hearts, their fortunes, and their beings blend."

RYKER-IMEL--On Sunday evening, July 2nd, 1876, at the Baptist Church in Vernon, by Rev. A. Connelley, Mr. Frank Ryker to Miss Rebecca Imel.

Married--on the evening of the 30th ult., Mr. Earnest Tripp to Miss Anna Brazelton--All of this city.

GASPER-JOHNSON---Joseph L. Gasper will be married this evening May 19th, 1880 to Miss Sallie E. Johnson of Indianapolis.
   Joe was a former member of the Banner force, and one whom we had always trusted would take our advice, not to marry, but Fred Nauer being the first to break that most sacred promise entered into by the Banner boys on being inniated into the office, of course Joe could not stand the pressure of being beaten by Fred, therefore he follows suit this evening. Why the boys have treated the writed of this notice in such a shameful way in breaking that honor bound pledge, is the question for us yet to solve. While we feel gloomy over their late conduct, we cannot but wish Joe and his better half, all the pleasure a married life affords, and now extend our hand of congratulation, and trust that their married life and future path may be strewn with roses, as such noble men as Joe richly deserves a life of pleasure.

BRANHAM-GARSHWILER--On Tuesday evening, May 8th, 1877, at the residence of the bride's father, at Indianapolis, Mr. Rollin Branham to Miss Carrie Garshwiler.
    "One by one the roses fade." and one by one the jolly set of old boys are passing away into the happiness of married life, leaving their former companions by contrast more desolate than ever. We can offer the young couple none but the best of wishes for the future, and in this, we know we are joined by all who know them. To say that they will be happy, is only repeating what we know to be true, for both possess all the good qualities which insure happiness in married life.

SNOOK-MAYFIELD--On Thursday, December 19th, 1878, at the residence of the bride's father, near Wirt, Mr. Harry Snook to Miss Josephine Mayfield.
   A company of about fifty relatives and friends assembled to do honor to the happy event, and the occasion was one of the pleasantest within our memory. The arrangements, admirably conceived, were happily carried out, and the assembled guests were exactly in the mood befitting the joyous occasion. A fairer bride or manlier groom are rarely seen, and each is highly esteemed for sterling merit. The ceremony, which was very beautiful and appropriate, was performed by Rev. Charles Tinsley, of Columbus. The congratulations which followed were hartily, earnest and spontaneous. A substantial and elegant coliation was then served, to which such ample and complete justice was done as must have rejoiced the heart of the cook; and when all had done their utmost upon it, there were yet other basketsful remaining. The writer, who has very little knowledge about millinery, and dress making can say that the bride's dress was very simple, tasteful and elegant. The presents made to the happy couple were numerous, valuable and selected with good taste and a view to utility. May happiness follow them through life is our wish.
(This couple met when Josephine was just a young girl-during Morgan's raid, he was riding with Morgan but said he would come back and marry her, which he did! - they moved to Chicago after their marriage.) 

BOWMAN-MAHAFFEY---On Monday, December 23rd, 1878, at the residence of the bride's father, in Madison, Mr. Thomas A. Bowman to Miss Myrtle Mahaffey.
  Here is our hand friend Thomas, wishing you and your fair bride a long and happy married life.

GILLENWATER-SPAULDING--On Wednesday evening, December 13th, 1876, at the residence of H. T. Read, by Rev. A. Connelley, Mr. Guy Dillenwater to Miss Maggie Spaulding.
   Quite a large company of friends and relatives were present to witness the ceremony. The gallant bridegroom and lovely bride have our most hearty congratulations on the auspicious event. Here is our hand Guy, wishing you and your fair bride a long and happy life.

ARNOLD-CORYEA--In Scipio, on last Saturday, by Rev. W. T. Strickland, Mr. James Arnold to Mrs. Savanna Coryea. (possibly April 22, 1876 but bride is listed as Laura Coryea, I will go over and check the marriage record on this one)

ROSE-ROSE--On Sunday, 15th inst., in the Tabernacle, at Joplin Mo., by Rev. Plumb, Mr. Era Rose to Miss Mary H. Rose.

WILSON-ROUDEBUSH--At the residence of Mrs. J. R. Robinson in North Vernon, on last Sunday, at 5 o'clock p.m. by Rev. E. B. Cadwell, Mr. David V. Wilson to Miss Ophelia Roudebush, all of this county.
  The printers acknowledge the receipt of a share of nice cake. May their days be many and their cares few. (June 25, 1876).

BURT-HOWELL--On Tuesday morning, May 17th, 1881, at the family residence in Vernon, by Rev. McKee of Hanover, Rev. J. C. Burt to Miss Annie Howell.
   Mr. Burt and wife have the well wishes of the printers for a long and happy married life

   At Madison, Ind., March 18, 1886, at Trinity M. E. Church, by Rev. M. M. Wells, Mrs. Edward A Tucker of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Miss Mary S. Paddie, of Madison, Ind.  No cards. (Indiana Marriage Collection - March 18, 1886)

   The friends of Miss Emma Newcomb, residing in Vernon, will be interested in the following extract from a letter by "On Dit," on "Social Life of Indianapolis," published in the "Saturday Review."
   "The wedding of Miss Emma Newcomb, daughter of Judge H. C. Newcomb, to Mr. Hiram Cole, formerly of this city, later Decatur, Illinois, was the first of the Christmas festivities. It was pronounced by the intimate friends and relatives (who only, were favored ones) to be a most delightful affair. The bride was charming in a dress of white satin de Lyon. A delicate vine of orange blossoms trailed in graceful wreaths and festoons, from the shoulder to the feet, over this lovely costume. The happy couple were married under a canopy of flowers and evergreens; and were the recipients of many beautiful presents. Amother other elegant gifts was a choice collection of Chinese bric a b rac from an aunt in California.
   Mr. Cole was accompanied by his own misister from Decatur, who assisted Rev. Mr. Morey of the 3rd Presbyterian Church in the ceremony, and went with Mr. and Mrs. Cole to their new home, after a most recherche and elegant wedding breakfast.
   Mr. and Mrs. Cole are favorites in Indianapolis society, and the best wishes of a host of friends will follow them to their new home." (Indiana Marriage Collection 1800-1941 has the date as December 21, 1880)

   Gov. Porter is to be married on the 5th prox. to Miss Stone, the daughter of a Chatangqua, N. Y. farmer. Her parents are both dead. Her brother Gen. Stone, is one of the engineers engaged in removing the abstractions from Hell-gate, New York city. Gov. Porter has five children by his first wife, three boys and two girls, the youngest of whom is sixteen.

   Oliver Irwin, the well known express messenger, was married to Miss Lina Page, of Trimble County, Ky., at noon today. The many friends of the high contracting parties in the city will join in wishing them long life and happiness. Oliver is a steady young
gentleman. Miss Page is one of the handsomest ladies of Trimble County and is a general favorite in this city, where she has spent the greater part of her life.  (December 18, 1882 family tree records)  

   Davis--Price, ---On the 5th inst, by Rev. John Stott, at the residence of the bride's parents, William H. Davis, to Martha E. Price, both of Campbell township. (Indiana Marriage Collection 1800-1941 - January 5, 1876)
   West--White---At Cincinnati, on the evening of the 5th inst., Mr. William West and Miss Josie White.
   Gotwallis--Meyer--On Tuesday, 11th inst., by the Rev.
J. M. Missi, at the Catholic church, Mr. George Gotwallis and Miss Elizabeth Meyer, both of North Vernon. (Indiana Marriage Collection 1800-1941 - January 11, 1876
   Davis--Fitzgibbons---On Monday, the 10th inst., at the Catholic church, by the Rev. J. M. Missi, Mr. Joseph Davis and Miss Annie Fitzgibbons. (interesting difference here in Indiana Marriage Collection 1800-1941 the marriage is listed as January 11, 1876)
   Mr. John Syler and Miss Magdalena Riehl, of this place were united in the holy bonds of welock, at the Catholic church, this morning 10th inst. (Indiana Marriage Collection 1800-1941 has them as Halana Riehl & John Seiler - 10 Jan 1876) 

   On the 22nd inst., at the house of the bride's mother in North Vernon, by Rev. S. E. Barr, John T. Flynn of Kansas City, and Miss Hattie Dixon  (Indiana Marriage Collection - June 22, 1886)
   On the 23rd inst., at the house of Edward Whitcomb in North Vernon, Mr. James L. Johnson and Miss Clara E. Jurtice; ceremony by Rev. S. E. Barr. (Indiana Marriage Collection has it as Clara E. Justis and James L. Johnson - June 23, 1886)

   BAUGHN-TWADELL---At the residence of the bride's mother, in Vernon, on Wednesday, April 7th, 1886, by Rev. Green, Mr. R. G. Baughn to Miss Mary Twadell
   The young couple were handsomely dressed, and were the picture of beauty. The wedding presents were numerous and costly, showing that the young couple have many friends. The guests partook of one of finest lap supper's that it has ever been our pleasure to feast upon. On the following day, and infair was held at the home of the Groom's parents, where a pleasant and big dinner was enjoyed by those present. The young couple starts of with bright prospects, and the wis ho the BANNER is that their married life may be one of Sunshine.

   ALMOND-HINCHMAN---At the residence of the bride's father in Vernon, on Wednesday morning, June 30th, 1886, by Rev. S. E. Barr, Prof. W. S. Almond, Superintendent Vernon School to Miss Emma J. Hinchman.
   Mr. & Mrs. Almond are well known in Vernon and vicinity and have a large circle of friends who join with us in wishing them a happy and prosperous life together. Immediately after the ceremony they left for an extended bridal trip through the East and Canada. They will go to housekeeping here on their return.

   WENZEL-SCHULTIES---On Wednesday October 20th, 1886, by Rev. J. M. Missi, in the Catholic Church at North Vernon, Mr. William M. Wenzel to Miss Mary A. Shulties.
   The BANNER wishes Will and his bride a blessed married life. May they live long and prosper, and their troubles be little ones.

   A very pleasant weddding occured at the residence of Mrs. Burt in Vernon, on last Thursday, Oct. 27th, at 3 p. m., the contracting parties being Mr. Alvin E. Leavitt and Miss Addie Burt, Rev. J. C. Burt, brother of the bride, officiating. The event was rather a quiet one, only relatives being present. Among those from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Eli Leavitt, of Janesville, Wis.; Mrs. Will Burt and Mr. Oscar Sears, of Indianapolis; Mr. and Mrs. John Clarke, of Franklin and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Smith, of Queensville. The presents were numerous and valuable. The happy couple left on a short wedding trip to Louisville and Madison, and will go into housekeeping soon in the residence that has been fitted up for them on the corner of Brown and Poplar streets. The most cordial good wishes of the BANNER are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Leavitt, with hope that their union may always be as happy as it now promises to be. (Indiana Marriage Collection 1800-1941 -- October 27, 1887)

Vawter Park, Ind.
    Feb. 21st, 1889
   ROWAN-VAWTER---On Tuesday evening, February 19th, 1889, at Vawter Park Hotel, Miss Carrie G. Vawter and Mr. George B Rowan were quietly united in marriage in the presence of a few friends, Rev. E. Brumbaugh officiating. Refreshments, consisting of ice cream, cake and fruit were served and a pleasant time followed by those present.  L. P. Roberts
   We unite with the many friends here in wishing the happy couple a peaceful and prosperous journey through life.

   DIED--At his residence in North Vernon, at 10 o'clock p. m. on Wednesday, March 18th, 1885, of typhoid pneumonia, Charles Gauthier, aged 46 years, 5 months and 19 days.
   Mr. Gautier was born in Germany and came to this country when he was quite young. He enlisted in 1861 and served until 1865. As soon as the war ended, he came to this county and engaged in business at North Vernon. He was well and favorably known throughout the county; a man of strict business integrity, purely moral and public spirited.
   He was elected Treasurer at the last general election by a large majority, and would have taken his office, had he been spared, on the 7th of next August.
   He was a member of several different organizations, whose lodges attended his funeral. His friends were present also from remote parts of the county and the neighboring cities.
   There is universal and profound expression of sorrow at his untimely departure.
   His wife and five children survive him; they have lost a loving husband and a kind and tender father. His genial nature was best seen as it glowed in the loving atmosphere of his home.
   His funeral was conducted by the Rev. Mr. Reed at the Presbyterian church, after which his remains were followed by a large concourse to the cemetery at North Vernon.

   Mr. W. P. Graham, Treasurer of Jefferson county, died at his home in Madison on Wednesday, March 18th. He had been a sufferer fro diabeites for some time which finally resulted in his death. Mr. Graham was a soldier of excellent record. He was at the time of his death connected with several of the most prominent business institutions of Madison, and was elected Treasurer of Jefferson county last fall, by the largest majority ever given to any candidate in the county. He was widely known for his public spirit and his large charity. He has many friends here who unite with home friends in mourning his untimely departure. We, individually, feel his death keenly, as he was one of the BANNER's best friends. (in the 1880 census a William P. Graham, Deputy Treasurer is listed living in Madison-he is shown as being born in 1838 in Indiana, parents born Scotland -has a wife Mary P. and children Howard W. age 7, Nathan age 5 and Mary L. age 8 mos. - according to family trees I find on line he died March 18, 1885)

Smith K. Vawter, son of the late Col. Smith Vawter, died at his home at Vawter Park, Ind. Saturday. His remains were interred in Vernon Cemetery yesterday evening.  (from his headstone in Vernon Cemetery  1849 - 1901)

   Lawrence---At her home in Vernon, on Friday, February 23, 1883, Mrs. Sally Lawrence wife of Thomas Lawrence.
   Mrs. Lawrence was quite an aged lady, and had been in feeble health for some time. She has been a resident of Vernon for many years, and was always known as an industrious, exemplary woman. Her husband and two children, a son and a daughter, survive her.
   The funeral services were conducted at the family residence by Rev. Samuel E. Barr, on Sunday afternoon.  (I can find nothing about Sally & Thomas Lawrence, no census records 1880 or otherwise? Can anyone help here?)

   CURTIS--At her residence in Vernon, on Monday morning, February 26, 1883, Mrs. Anna wife of John Curtis.
   The deceased had been quite ill with lung fever for several days, though was not considered dangerously sick by her physician or friends. Her death was very sudden, and a great shock to her friends. Her death was very sudden, and a great shock to her friends, and, in fact, to every one. She leaves a husband and three little boys, the youngest a baby of less than a year old, to grieve at her untimely taking off.
   Mrs. Curtis was greatly beloved by those who knew her best, her quiet, womanly ways winning the esteem of all. Her stricken husband and mother have the sympathy of the entire community their great sorrow. May the great Comforter be around and about them and the motherless little ones in this hour of trial.
   Funeral services will be held in the M. E. church at 2 o'clock this afternoon.

A Fatal Shot
   On last Friday while Frank Rottger, a traveling salesman for a Wholesale Grocery house in Cincinnati, and another man were playing billards in the saloon of Gus Verbarg, situated in North Vernon, a slight dispute arose between Rottger and his partner in the game, when Rottger threw his revolver down on the counter, behind which Mr. Verbarg was standing. The fall was sufficient to cause the weapon to go off, the contents entered Mr. Verbarg's body and produced a fatal wound, from which he died twelve hours later.
  This shocking accident teaches many lessons which can be easily seen by our readers.
  Mr. Verbarg was a brother to Sheriff Verbarg, and leaves we understand a wife and three children.

   At the home of her parents in Cincinnati, Feb. 23rd, 1883, of consumption, Mrs. Joanna Osborn, aged about 54 years.
   Mrs. Osborn was married to our fellow townsman William Osborn, in 1846 we believe, and has lived in Vernon for twenty five years. She was very well known to everybody here, and her death, though not unexpected, brings sadness to many hearts. She has been sick for more than a year, and last summer went to Cincinnati in hopes that she might be benifitted by the change, but she gradually failed, and was never able to return to her home only in the sad way in which she came. She leaves her husband and three sons to mourn her loss, besides many other relatives and friends. The funeral services were conducted at the M. E. Church on Sunday by the Rev. J. W. Meliender, after which she was laid to rest in the Vernon cemetery.

   DIED--At his home in Vernon, Indiana, Sept. 7th, 1885, of brain fever, Uriah Wagner in the 67th year of his age.
   The was shocked on last Monday morning to hear that Mr. Wagner had died at a few moments past two o'clock that morning. Although he had been seriously ill for three weeks his physicians and his friends considered him convalescent until within a few minutes of his death. Uriah Wagner was born near Vernon, May 8th, 1819. While young he learned blacksmithing with his Uncle Samuel Wagner, also in Vernon, and spent his whole life here. He was married to Miss Mary Wilson, May 12th, 1844 at Madison, Ind., with whom he lived for more than forty one years. Eight children were born to them, seven of whom survive their father. He became a member of the Universalist Church the same year he was married and was still connected with that denomination at the time of his death. He was a man, who by patient, honest effort and sterling integrity of character had acquired a comfortable competency and ranked well as a business man, both at home and elsewhere. He was appointed to many positions of honorable trust in the community in which he lived. During the war he was selected by the Commissioners to take charge of and distribute the funds appropriated to soldiers wives and widows. He was a trustee and the treasurer of the school board for many years.
   He was public spirited and enterprising, and always ready to give his influence and his energies to any thing which might result in benefit to his fellow men.
   While he will be missed as a citizen his loss will be most keenly felt in his family. There is no one who can ever fill the place, to them of the devoted husband and father. He was the central figure in his household, revered and beloved.
   He was fond of children, and one of the most admirable traits of his character was seen in his delight in the society of his grand children. His entrance into their company was always the signal for childish sport, and "grand-pa" will be sadly missed by the little ones too.
   His funeral was conducted at the M. E. Church, Tuesday afternoon by the Rev. B. F. Foster, of Indianapolis. This selection of a minister to perform the last sad rites seemed peculairly fitting, as the deceased and Mr. Foster had been warm, personal friends, since early manhood. The Odd Fellows took charge of the remains with their usual impressive ceremony. Mr. Wagner was a charter member of the lodge here, and a prominent and earnest advocate of the order. At the conclusion of the service the burial took place at the Vernon Cemetery.

   SAMUEL READ departed this life December 15th, 1875, at 11 o'clock and 30 minutes, A. M., aged 74 years, 5 months and 9 days.
   The deceased was a son of Samuel and Lucinda Read, and was born in Botentort County, Virginia, July 6th, 1801, and with his father came to the State of Kentucky in the year 1805. When a small boy he became anxiously concerned about the salvation of his soul, and in youth professed faith in Christ. He united with the Baptist Church soon after his conversion and has been an active member ever since. He was a fine singer and for many years his service in conducting Church music was invaluable. But a disease of the throat, (which in part no doubt was the cause of his death,) for several years preceding his death, deprived him of the pleasure of singing and the Church of his labors in that service.
   In youth he learned the business of brick making and laying, which he followed the most of his life. In 1820 he was married to Miss Nancy Threldkeld, and moved to Jennings County, Ind., in 1821, from which time till his death he lived in Vernon and vicinity, except for about four years spent in California after the death of his wife, Nancy, which occurred Oct. 25th, 1849. He returned from California in 1854 and in 1855 was married to Mrs. Julia M. Westover, who survives him. By his first marriage he had seven sons and two daughters, of whom five sons and one daughter are now living, who with the disconsolate widow and a large circle of other relatives and friends mourn his loss.
  Funeral services conducted by Elder T. Hill, Dec. 17th 1875, at 10 o'clock A. M. at the Baptist church after which his remains was carried to the Vernon Cemetery, in charge of the Order of Free and Accepted Masons, by whom he was interred in accordance with the rituals of that order.        

  FATAL ACCIDENT--Mrs. Mary A. Hinds the venerable mother of Mr. J. W. Hinds, while ascending a stairway at the residence of the latter, on West street, Sunday evening, slipped and fell to the bottom of the steps, receiving injuries which caused her death. Dr. Conway was summoned to her relief, but she was beyond the reach of medical aid before his arrival. There were no bruises visible upon her person, and her expiration so suddenly leads to the belief that she suffered a contusion of the spine. Mrs. H. was a native of Connecticut. She came to Indiana in 1819, since which time she has be a resident of this city. She was in her 89th year, and for 61 years was a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church.---Madison Courier

   KOCHEMS--At Cincinnati, yesterday, Sunday May 2, morning at 10:30 o'clock. George H. Kochems in the 28th year of his age.
   Funeral to-morrow morning at 9:00 o'clock. From the residence of Mrs. George Martins, on Mulberry street. Services will be held at St. Michael's church, after which the remais will be deposited in the Walnut street cemetery.
  Mr. George Kochem, a former resident of this city, died last night at the Cincinnati hospital. The remains will be brought to this city for interment.
  The remains of the late George H. Kochems will be brought from Cincinnati this evening, and at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning will be deposited in St. Mary's Cemetery at the head of Walnut street. The funeral will take place from the residence of Mr. George Martins on Mulberry street. 

Vernon Banner    December 22, 1875
   DIED---At his residence in Vernon, Ind., on the 15th day of December, 1875, W. C. Stineback, aged 53 years 9 months and 1 day.
   William C. Stineback was born in the City of Cincinnati, Ohio, on the 14th day of March 1822. In 1838 he came to Madison, Indiana. Here in the  Republican Banner office he learned his trade, printing. In 1846 he enlisted as a private soldier in the 3rd Reg't Ind. Vol's., and with his regiment participated in the hotly contested field of Buena Vista. Returning from Mexico he was married, Sept, 12th, 1848, to Charity Connett. In 1850 he moved to Vernon and published the Vernon Times for two years and then converted it into the Vernon Whig Banner, but his health soon after failing he sold the paper, and in 1853 returned to Madison. He was then for several years employed in the Madison Courier office. In April 1961, at the breaking out of the Rebellion, he entered Company D 13th Reg't Ind. Vol's. as a Lieutenant. His Regiment was sent to Virginia, but in October 1861, his health so failed that he was compelled to resign his commission and to return home. In August 1862, he organized Company C 82nd Ind. Vol's, and with his regiment entered the Army of the Cumberland. At the Battle of Chicamauga he was severely wounded in the hand. He was with Sherman on the "March to the Sea." At the close of the war, in the Summer of 1865 he was discharged and returned to Madison where he remained till April, 1871, when he came to Vernon and assumed the editorship of THE VERNON BANNER. This position he filled with ability up to the time of his last sickness. He was a vigorous and earnest writer. There was no effort at rhetorical flourish in his articles and his language was never florid. He aimed to state the truth in a direct way and clothed in vigorous Anglo-Saxon. He guarded the matter of the BANNER, during his connection with it, with scrupulous care and never permitted to appear in its columns what he thought was not true. If he had failings, (who of us has not?) a disreguard of the truth was not one of them. His devotion to the country made an ardent Republican, but his partisanship was not of such a character as to make him bow to party dictation where he regarded that as unwise or unjust. His manner was that of a most meek and quiet gentleman, but although he never obtruded his opinions unasked on anyone, he had profound convictions on all subjects to which his attention was directed. When these convictions were strongly combated, then it was that he showed how deep and upon what reasoning they were founded and how ready he was to defend them. He was a much respected member of the Vernon M. E. Church, and for 24 years was a devoted member of the I.O.O.F, having united wth the Mt. Ida Lodge in the year 1851. His last illness was long and very painful. He was first seriously affected during the early part of July and with one or two slight intervals was confined to his home until the day of his death. His disease finally resulted in softening of the brain, which occasioned his death.
  He leaves a wife and four children the youngest of whom is about 5 years old. Few printers acquire a fortune, and Capt. Stinebeck was no exception to the rule, but he strove to have his children carefully and well educated so that they might be qualified for life's labors and duties. No father was ever more fond of his children, and no pleasure so great to him as affording pleasure to his family. He is dead. A printer whose stick held the emblems of light, and Editor whose pen sought to tell nought but the truth, has set his last line, read his last proof and gone out to return no more. A soldier of the Republic has fought his last battle and retired from the scenes of conflict forever. A patriot to who his country's call was as the voice of God, has changed an allegiance of time into that of eternity. A kind father, a loving husband and a meek and humble christian has gone to his reward.

   Ice--At the residence of Mr. Phillip Nauer, in Vernon, on Tuesday morning, October 25th, 1887, of consumption, Mr. George Ice, son of John Ice, aged about 16 years.
   The funeral will take place at the residence to day, after which the remains will be interred in the Vernon Cemetery.

Mary Nauer Rech
  Mrs. Mary Nauer Rech died at Indianapolis, Ind., on Friday June 5th, 1914. The funeral took place Monday June 8th and was intered at Crown Hill. She was raised at Vernon, Ind., and was the daughter of the late Phillip Nauer and wife. She is survived by one son E. P. Rech, two grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. J. W. Smith of Brazil, Ind., Mrs. G. W. Barnett of Sterling, Colo., Mrs J. Y. Bohmer of Versailles, also three brothers Fred of North Vernon, Will of Vernon and Bert of Versailles, Indiana.

DIED---On the 27th day of March 1876, of Pnumonia, Elder Thomas Hill, aged, 78 yrs. 6 mos. 15 das.
   Another soldier has gone from his watch tower. The faithful sentinel has left his post. Honorably discharged by his Lord, whom he had so faithfully served. The summons did not find him off duty, but with his steady eye upon the foe, and his heart in confidence staid upon his Master, and his regimentals unstained by a single spot of treason against the government of Christ, the Captain of his salvation. He has now received the soldiers reward. For fifty-three years he faithfully preached the Gospel of his Master. The Bible was ever his text book, and it may be said in truth, that he was a man mighty in the Scriptures. At the same time availing himself of the assistance obtained from the life work of others. His library though small, was of the best selection. And while they were faithfully and patiently read, yet everything must bend to the plain declaration of God's word. While he was eminently a man of peace, yet such was his love of truth, that he never yielded ground to the enemies of his Master's cause. He was not blown about by every wind of doctrine; but in the contests what have occured concerning Scriptural import of the ordinances of God's house, some even yet living will point to the life giving scars inflicted by his manly arm while contending for the faith once delivered to the Saints. It affords the writer the highest pleasure, having been intimately acquainted with the deceased for thirty years, and having often enjoyed his company and instructions, to point to his life as one of the brightest examples of the Christian Ministery--the high type of manhood. May his mantle have fallen upon the shoulders of one who shall be equally faithful as a standard bearer in the cause of truth.
  Coffee Creek Baptist Church was constituted the first Saturday in May, 1822. The same day, the deceased united with the Church and was baptized on the Sunday following. He was licensed to preach in 1823, and was ordained in August, 1825. Was the first Missionary in Southern Indiana. Entered the work, first, under appointment of the American Baptist Home Missionary Society; afterwards of the General Association of Indiana. He continued in that work until the year 1838 when he became pastor of Coffee Creek Church. (his father having resigned), and continued as pastor 27 years in succession. After the death of his companion, he resigned. He afterwards officiated as pastor several times, making altogether a pastorate of 30 years. His last sermon being in the old Church, the second Saturday and Sabbath in February, 1876.  A. CONNELLY

   Mr. Samuel L. Bolser died at his home in Vernon, of Tuesday evening, August 10th, 1886, from the effects of poison, taken through mistake on Friday evening previous.
   Mr. Bolser was one of Vernon's best citizens, and had the respect and confidence of all, and was known to be an honest, upright and industrious man. Mr. Bolser was one of the first business men of our town and was doing a good mercantile business. He leaves a wife, two sons and one daughter to mourn his loss. The sorrowing family and relatives have the sympathy of all in their sad bereavement.
   The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Green, in the Baptist church, on Thursday morning. After the sermon the Odd Fellows took charge of the remains and buried them, according to their rite, in the Vernon Cemetery.

A Venerable Father
   On Saturday, April 14th, 1877, Rev. W. T. Stott, Sr., died at the advanced age of eighty-nine. He was born in Woodford county, Kentucky. He joined the Salt River Church (Baptist) in his thirteenth year.
   He came to Indiana in 1815, and in 1816 became one of the constituent members of the Vernon Church. He was ordained by this church in 1825 and was its pastor for more than forty years.
   He died at the residence of his son, Rev. John Stott, where he had lived for many years. The funeral service was held at Vernon, on the same spot where sixty-one years before he had helped to organize the church. The sermon was preached by Rev. A. Connelley, with great power and tenderness, from Ps XXXVI.S
   Few ministers in this age have had as long a career, or one as unspotted in character and reputation as Father Stott.
   If we look for those elements of character that gave him so broad and healthful a religeous influence in Southern Indiana, we shall recognize among others, his personal piety.
   He was a very prayerful man, and grew so intimate with his Heavenly Father, that when he prayed in public or at the family alter, those who heard could not but remark that it sounded like the converse of friend with friend. He was a constant reader of the Bible. Large portions of it were as familiar to him as if they had been memorized and from it he gained exact and positive religious convictions.
   The grand doctrines of grace and the distinguishing beliefs of his own denomination were held with a firm grasp; and explanation and promugation of them he was guilty of no ambiguity. Indeed he had so "taken heed to himself and his doctrine" That God honored him in the salvation of several hundred men and women. His preaching though not always severely analytic, was always with great plainness and power.
   He took a deep interest in the welfare of the civil government, and regarded his duties as a citizen of prime importance, never failing to go to the polls, even in his extreme old age. This interest in the country may be accounted for, in part, by the fact that he was a soldier in the war of 1812.
   He wanted to die and he sank as gently as if he had been going to sleep.
   His name will long live in the hearts of the many whom he had led to Christ, as well as those he had lifted to a higher plane of Christian courage and labor.
   And to us his relatives he could have no richer inheritance than he has left, the rememberance of a long and earnest life spent for the glory of God and the good of men.    W. T. Stott    




North Vernon Plain Dealer - April 5, 1906
At a Cincinnati Hospital the Past Few Months But Could Not Help Him
In the death of Frank F. Frecking which occurred at Vernon, Ind., on Thursday afternoon 4:30, Jennings county lost a man who had arrived at the point of business where he was not only benefit to his immediate family and friends, but to the public in general. We have been told by men who know that Mr. Frecking was always obliging and courteous, and knew the records of Old Jennings better than any man in the county today.
   His life in Vernon has been one that showed he possessed an unusual amount of preservance and ability. and after many hard years of labor steadily advanced to the place wher life's hardships were no more and happiness reigned, instead only to be cut down before man's allotted time on earth is supposed to be ended. Mr. Frecking realized several days before his death that his time on earth was growing short, that every hour brought him nearer the end, realizing this he severed his connection with all business interests in which he was connected, bade his friends, relatives, wife, and only daughter a last farewll, and patiently waited for the call of his God, and when it came he willingly answered, for only in death could he be relieved of his intense pain and suffering.
   Frank F. Frecking was born  in Lawrenceburg, Ind., February 10, 1851, and died in Vernon, March 29, 1906, aged 55 years, 1 month and 7 days. Death was caused by sarcoma of the jaw. He spent his boydood days in Covington, Ky., and received a good education; his father died when he was quite young making it necessary for him to begin life's battle for himself. He came to Vernon many years ago, gained the confidence of his friends and realizing the need of an abstractor in Jennings county went to work and compiled a complete set of books, and had followed that vocation up to his death. He was married to Miss Mary Hengstler, of Vernon in 1892, to which union was born one daughter Elizabeth; both wife and daughter survive. He was a devoted member of St. Mary's church, this city, in which city cemetery his remains were laid to rest Monday morning at 10:30 by Rev. Father Widerin of St. Mary's church.

   Frederick Herman, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. Nauer, died at their home in Vernon, on Friday morning, July 20th, 1888, after a severe sickness of several days duration. The little fellow was spared to the home where his coming had brought such joy, just two months and eight days; never was a baby more welcome or more appreciated, and his brief life will always be a precious memory to his young parents. This fact makes it seem hard indeed, that they should be called upon to surrender their treasure, and the most sincere sympathy of many friends is extended to them in their trial.
   The funeral service was conducted at the residence  on Saturday afternoon, by the Rev. S. E. Barr, assisted by Rev. J. C. Burt, after which the remains were interred in the Vernon Cemetery.

   Kate Virginia Chrissman was born at Alum Bank, Pa., Feb. 27th, 1866, died in Vernon, Ind., Saturday morning, Feb. 5th, 1898. She was married to Wm. M. Nauer. at Sterling. Col., March 2d, 1889, and moved to Vernon, in 1892. Her age was 31 years 11 months and 8 days.
   The funeral services were conducted from the house by Rev. J. F. Baird, on Monday afternoon, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Vernon Cemetery. The deceased leaves a husband, father, mother, two sisters, one brother and many relatives and friends to mourn her loss. The husband has the sympathy of all in his hour of bereavement.

   At his home, 414 Wade st., Mr.. Theo. Bohmer, aged 42 of pneumonia. Burial at North Vernon, Ind., Monday morning, Dec. 10. (The only headstone I could find reads J. Theodore Bohmer, 1858 - 1900 also on the same stone is "Eva C. his wife" 1869 - 1948. the stone is in the Vernon Cemetery & listed on Find a Grave.)  

Well Known Madison Man, Died at Home of His Son in Whyoming, Ohio, Yesterday!
The tolling of the fire bells this morning announced the death of Charles A. Bowman, a well known citizen of Madison, which occurred last night at the home of his son Mr. William Bowman, in Wyoming, Ohio, after a long illness with kidney trouble and complications.
   Mr. Bowman was taken sick about six months ago and several months ago was removed to the home of his son in Ohio. His condition has been critical for some time and his passing was not unexpected.
   The deceased was 76 years of age and was born in Madison and lived here all his life. He was a civil war veteran, served in the city council, was street commissioner and was twice elected trustee of Madison township. He was a member of Western Fire Company No. 3, Madison Lodge I.O.O.F., Madison Lodge K. of P., and belonged to the Baptist Church.
   Mr. Bowman was a man of considerable natural ability and when taken sick he was employed to superintend the construction of the new school house on west Main street. He was well known and liked and the announcement of his demise caused sorrow among a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.
   He is survived by one son, William, and a grandson Ford Bowman. He also leaves one brother, Mr. Elijah Bowman of Indianapolis.
   The remains will be brought to Madison on the train tomorrow night and will be taken to Haigh's funeral parlor. Funeral services will be held at the Baptist Church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock and the interment will be in Springdale cemetery.
(A handwritten note on this one says buried April 15, 23)

   Mrs. Eva Nauer died at her home in Vernon last Friday morning at 12:30 a. m., at the ripe old age of 75 years, 10 months and 3 days. The funeral was held at St. Mary's church in this city Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev. Father Wederin. Interment at St. Mary's cemetery.
   The deceased was born in Doerrenbach, Rhine Pfaltz, Germany on January 19, 1831 and came to America with her parents in 1848. She was married to Philip Nauer at Cincinnati, Ohio in 1852 from which place she and her husband came to this county and finally located at Vernon. Shortly afterward they moved to St. Jacob, Ill, and after  seven years removed to Vernon. Mrs. Nauer had since lived in Vernon except a short time in this city.
   Deceased was a noble woman and everyone who knew her were her friends.
Mrs. Eva Nauer, wife of the late Philip Nauer, aged 75 years and a native of Germany, died at her home in this city Friday after a long and severe suffering. Mrs. Nauer was one of Vernon's oldest and most highly respected citizens. Seven children survive her; they are: Fred H. Nauer, North Vernon, W. M. Nauer, this city and Burt Nauer of Versailles, Mrs. Anna Smith, Brazil, Mrs Minnie Barret Sterling, Colorado, Mrs. Mary Rech, Indianapolis and Mrs. Eva Bohmer of this city. Funeral services took place from St. Marys Catholic church Sunday afternoon. Interment in Catholic cemetery North Vernon.
VERNON, Ind., November 23.--Mrs. Eva Nauer a native of Germany, seventy-five years old, is dead at her home in this city. She leaves seven children: F. H. Nauer, North Vernon; Burt Nauer, Versailles; W. M. Nauer this city; Mrs. Anna Smith, Brazil; Mrs. Harry Rech, Indianapolis; Mrs. Minnie Barrett, Sterling, Colo., and Mrs. Eva Bohmer this city. 

   Eva Margaret, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Nauer, died Friday morning. The funeral was from the residence Saturday at ____o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Nauer has the sympathy of many friends in the loss of their first-born. (A handwritten note says 1911.)

RECH--Mary C. Rech, June 5 at 4 p. m. funeral from Grinsteiner Bros. chapel, No. 522 E. Market St., Monday at 2 p. m. -- Friends may view the remains Sunday from 2 p. m. until 9 p. m. Funeral and burial private. (Grinsteiner Bros. is an Indianapolis funeral home.)

Death of Philip Nauer
   Philip Nauer was born March 10, 1825, at Bruchwilder, Germany, came to America in 1850, was married April 17, 1852, died with pneumonia January 7, 1901, in North Vernon, to which place, he and Mrs. Nauer had moved lonly last fall. For forty years Mr. Nauer had lived in Vernon, where he was a most industrious and highly respected citizen. Both he and Mrs. Nauer contracted pneumonia on Christmas day, she now being very dangerously ill.
   Their family consisted of William M. Nauer of Vernon, Postmaster Fred H. Nauer, North Vernon; Bert Nauer and Mrs. Eva Bohmer, with their mother; Mrs. Anna Smith, Brazil, Ind. Mrs. Minnie Barrett, Sterling Col., and Mrs. Mary Resch, of Indianapolis. The funeral and interment occurs Wednesday at 9:30 a. m. at the Catholic church and cemetery.

DIED---In Vernon, at the residence of her uncle, J. H. Wagner, of Spotted Fever  (Spotted Fever-Typhus, an acute, infectious disease transmitted by lice and fleas. Also called typhus fever, malignant fever, jail fever, hospital fever, ship fever, putrid fever, brain fever, bilious fever, spotted fever, petechial fever, camp fever. ) May 1st, 1881, Flora May Peacock, aged almost fifteen years. Funeral services were conducted by Reverends Burt and Reynolds, after which her remains were interred in the Vernon cemetery.
   Her sudden death was a very severe shock to her relatives and to the community in general, as she had only been ill a few days, and then not considered dangerously so, as her disease did not develop itself until within a few hours of her death. Flora had resided in Vernon all her life, and her death leaves a vacancy in the hearts of many friends as well as in her uncle's family. She was given to her aunt and uncle, when a mere infant by her dying mother, and in return for their loving care and kindness, game them a daughter's full affection. She was of an earnest, impulsive disposition warm in her attachment and very appreciative.
   She had a rare musical talent which had been well cultivated, and often did she delight her listners by her beautiful playing.
   The death of so young a person and one so eminently fitted to live, is ______ of the mysterious dis_______ of Providence, and teaches its warning lesson to us all "That we know not the day nor the hour when the Son of Man cometh."
   This death is a very sad one, and the bereaved relatives have the sympathy of many friends in their trouble.
   But let them be comforted by knowing their loss is their dear one's gain, and that she is happy.
"Now bathed within the fadeless green, and holy peace of Paradise."
   Life's pilgrimage is a short one and it will not be long until
"We walk to meet the night that soon,
  Shall shape and shadow overflow,
  We cannot feel that she is far,
  Since near at need the angels are;
  And when the sunset gates unbar,
  Shall we not see her waiting stand,
  And, white against the evening star,
  The welcome of her beckoning hand?"

   HILL---On Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 18, 1885, Mrs. Jennie Hill, wife of Mr. Wayland B. Hill, aged about 33 years.
   Mr. Hill and his family had lately returned from Kingman, Kansas, where they had lived for the past year. Mr. Hill had returned to Kansas on business, and while absent his wife sickened and died. Telegrams were sent him, but he failed to receive them and learned nothing of her sickness until Saturday. Upon reaching Vernon on Monday morning he first learned of her death.
   The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. Connell, in the Baptist church on Sabbath morning, after which her remains were followed to their last resting place in the Vernon Cemetery by a large concourse of relatives and sympathetic friends.
   Mr. Hill and the families of the deceased, have the sympathy of all in their hour of sorrow.

   ELLIOTT--At the residence of her father in Nebraska, this county, Jan. 7th, 1882, Vinnie, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Elliott.
   The deceased had been a sufferer from a painful malady for several weeks. Her many friends in Vernon and elsewhere were grieved to hear of her death, and would extend their heartfelt sympathy to her stricken parents, brothers and sisters. She was a young lady of rare promise, and it seems sad indeed tht she should be taken in her youth.  But,
  "All that's bright must fade;
     The grightest still the fleetest,
     All tha's sweet was made
     But to be lost when sweetest."

   LATTIMORE---On Tuesday February 10th, 1880, at Bingham, Iowa, Mr. James Frank Lattimore, of congestion of the lungs.
   Mr. Lattimore was born August 31st, 1843, in Sumpter county, Alabama, being at the time of his death in the 37th year of his age. The remains were taken to Johnson county, in this State, on Saturday last, and buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Mr. Lattimore was well and favorably known throughout Jennings county, having made this his home for many years. He was at one time our assistant editor, and in that position made many warm friends, who will be pained to hear of his death. At the time of his death he was employed as bookeeper in a large grain elevator at Bingham, Iowa, but had only been in the above named town since beginning of the new year. Previous to that time and since his connection with this paper he had been employed by the firm of J. A. Fay & Co., of St. Louis, Mo. A more sociable and kind hearted person never lived, and his many kind deeds will live for ages to come.

   We regret to learn that the wife of Shepherd Randall died on Monday, 15th inst., at the family residence, a short distance south-east of Vernon. She had been quite sick of pneumonia, but appeared to be getting much better, when a relapse set in, and she died quite suddenly and unexpectedly. By this sad dispensation, the husband has been bereaved of an affectionate wife, and five young children (one pair of twins among them) of the fostering care of a devoted mother. May a kind and overruling Providense "temper the wind to the shorn lambs."

   John A. Hilton died at the residence of his brother-in-law, Dr. J. F. Mitchel, Vernon, Ind., September 11th, 1878. Aged 28 years 2 months and 19 days.
   Funeral service at the house, conducted by Rev. J. C. Burt, after which the remains of our deceased brother was borne to the Ebenezer Cemetery by the members of Mt. Ida Lodge No. 73, I.O.O.F., and there interred in the presence if weeping relatives and many sympathizing friends.

Born to Burt Nauer and wife of Versailles, on January 15, 1911, a 7 pound daughter, Eva Margaret. Mr. Nauer is an old time employee of this office and well known in this county. We extend congratulations

Suicide at Franklin
Letters and papers received last Saturday bring the startling inteligence that Hugh McGannon wo was born and raised in Vernon Township, Jennings county, and continued to reside here until within the past four years, had suddenly come to his death at Franklin, on Friday the 6th inst., by his own hand.
   The deed seems to have been very deliberately planned, and carried out with a remarkable degree of coolness and predetermination. In the morning it had been arranged that Hugh his mother, whod been living together, would take dinner with Mr. James Payne, an adopted brother, and Mrs. McGannon had gone over in the morning, and Hugh had promised to follow. But dinner time came and Hugh had not arrived. Payne went after him, and on entering the house found all silent, and no sign of the presence of any one until Hugh's apartment was reached, when he found him sitting apparently braced in a chair, his hanging over the back with a ghastly wound in it, and the right arm resting at the side with a pistol clenched in the fingers. The young man immediately ran for Dr. Payne, who was also a relative.
   Deceased had dressed himself with unusual care, fastened himself in the chair with the sleeves of a dress which was wrapped aroung his body, and two or three large aprons belonging to his mother were carefully tucked in about his collar and spread down over the breast, evidently to prevent the blood from soiling the shirt. On moving the body, a slip was noticed pinned to the apron on one shoulder, and on further examination the pin was found bent in the shape of a hook, and on this three separate notes were suspended, detailing his wishes in regard to the final disposition of his remains. The notes said briefly that the body was prepared for the grave just as he wanted it, and no change need be made. The ball had entered just above and back of the right ear, and lodged in the base of the brain. When he was foundlife was not yet extinct, but he was wholly unconcious.
   Letters were left, addressed to Dr. Niven, Thorntown, dated Feb. 28; to Dr. L. Butler, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 1; to J. F. Johnson, Thorntown, March_____; to Rev. D. W. Moffatt, Fort Wayne, March 4, and one to his uncle, L. Payne, same date. All these letters bore on the subject of the suicide, and gave directions concerning his business affairs. Some of them also contains vigorous arguments in support of the reasonableness of his conclusions on the subject of suicide, and prove that on all points save the death mania he was sound and sane.
   Deceased was a man of middle age, fine appearance, and of more than ordinarily affable and genial manners, but strictly temperate habits.
   Failure in business and pecuniary troubles were doubtless the moving causes of the deplorable event, which will cast a gloomover a large number of friends and relatives.
   The remains were brought down on Monday's express and in, accordance with his last wishes, interred in the family burying ground on the old homestead, near Freedom Church.

   WAGNER---Friday,  June 18, 1875, in Madison, at 9 o'clock a. m., Nannie Inez, youngest daughter of Isaac and Nancy Wagner, in the 17th year of her age.

READ--On Monday, morning Nov. 11th, 1878, at 6 o'clock, Catherine, wife of Hiram T. Read, of this place, in the 50th year of her age.
   The deceased had been confined to her bed with a painful disease for several months, and was not relieved of her suffering  until the morning of the 11th inst. when her spirit returned to the God who gave it. The deceased leaves a husband, and five children to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate wife, and a loving mother, besides the community loses a most kind and estimable lady. Funeral services were conducted at the family residence, on Tuesday afternoon, by Rev. J. C. Burt, after which her remains were followed to their last resting place, here on earth, by a large concourse of relatives and sympathizing friends.

O'HAIR---At her home in Vernon, Friday morning, Oct. 6th, 1882, Mrs. Lizzie O'Hair, nee Stott, aged 22 years, 3 months, and 4 days.
    Death is always sad, but especially so when it invades a home and takes away the wife and mother. Mrs. O'Hair was very young to die, and her death is doubly deplorable from the fact that she leaves two infant children motherless. She has left many friends to mourn her untimely departure. Besides her stricken husband and parents, sisters and brothers, there are many to remember the sweet, graceful girl, and the dear, young wife and mother. May He who  is infinite in His mercy, comfort those sorrowing friends.
   The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Allen Hill at the Baptist Church on Saturday afternoon, after which the remains were interred in the Vernon cemetery.

Sudden Death of Robert Manville.
   Robert Manville, of Vernon, died this morning after a brief illness with congestion of the liver. His death was as surprising to his many friends here as it was regretful. He was a good soldier in the war and after its close was elected Treasurer of Jefferson county. After the expiration of his term of office he engaged in the manufacture of paper on Central Avenue. A fire destroyed his mill and he soon after moved to Vernon, where he embarked in the mercantile business, and continued in that profession until stricken down suddenly by the great destroyer. Few men who have been away from us long could have so many warm friends in Madison as Mr. Manville. When he visited our city he was hailed with a friendly greeting from men of every rank, for all who knew him loved him for his many manly quantities. The news of his death will.
        Bring tears to many an eye
        And cause many a heart to sigh.
                                      ----[ Madison Courier.
The death of Mr. Manville, or as he was usually called, Mayour Manville, was a great shock to the people of Vernon. He was taken ill on Thursday, one week before he died, in the evening, and in the morning of the following Thursday he breathed his last. His illness was quite painful, and required much resolution to endure it, but he bore his sufferings with firmness. Warm friends offered their services in nursing and caring for him, and all that could be, was done to assist him in his fatal extremity. Although a citizen of Vernon not many years.

   CAMPBELL--On Sunday morning, May 15th, 1881, at the residence of his son Smith V. Campbell, in Mayville, Mo., Mr. Allen Campbell, in the 74th year of his age. His remains were brought here on Monday and interred in the Vernon cemetery on Tuesday.

North Vernon Plain Dealer - March 29, 1877, pg. 3
Death of Mrs. Mable Paybody
   Mrs. Paybody died at her home in Vernon, on Thursday, March 15th, 1877. She was one of the pioneers of civilization in this section of the country, have come to Jennings county about the year 1815. She was the daughter of the Rev. Chauncey Butler, who was a Baptist minister, and her death leaves Ovid Butler as the only survivor among a large family of children who penetrated into the wilderness with their parents at that early day, and lived to see Indiana rise to a front rank among the States. Mrs. Paybody was born in Madison county, New York, just as the eighteenth century was about to give way to the nineteenth, and was 78 years of age at the time of her death. As before stated, she came here with her parents, about the year 1815, when the only boats on the Ohio river were the slow moving flatboats, which carried emigrants to the West or produce to the Gulf, and long before such a thing as a locomotive was dreamed of in the Mississippi valley. In 1820 she married Dr. Ezra F. Paybody, with whom she had lived happily for more than fifty years, the golden anniversary of the wedding being celebrated in October 1870, all of their children being present. Dr. Paybody died in the spring of 1871, and since that time Mrs. Paybody had been gradually failing. Though she had been in very poor health all through the winter it was last week thought that she might live for several weeks or perhaps months. Her remains were interred in the Vernon Cemtery, on Sunday. The funeral exercises were conducted by Rev. Clark Burt, of the  Presbyterian Church.    

   Brougher---At her home on Ryker's Ridge, on Thursday, June 27th, 1878, a few minutes before 9 o'clock, P. M., after a lingering illness, Celia Brougher, aged 21 years and 9 months, wife of Riley Brougher, and daughter of Martin and Barbara Riddle; leaving her friends with the happy assurance that she is resting in the arms of Jesus----Madison Courier

   Frank Dunlap, aged 19 years, a son of Mr. Wm. Dunlap the well known saw-miller, was drowned while bathing in the river between 8 and 9 o'clock Saturday evening. The ill-fated youth and two other young men named Joshua Cravens and Judson McKain crossed the river in a skiff from Cosby's saw mill to go in bathing on the oppostie side. It being a retired place, they were quite hilarious in their aqueous exercises, during which young Dunlap, who was out farther in the stream than the others, began to call to his companions for help,---Thinking he was feigning peril they were tardy in going to his rescue. Mr. McKain, when he realized the danger, hastily swam out to him, but before he could reach the drowning youth, he went under, with one hand extended above his head, and sank from sight entirely. The other two men with sad hearts, bore the news to his parents who were almost crushed by the awful blow. Word was immediately sent to Mr. Walker Jenkins and other fishermen, who repaired to the spot and dragged the seine for the body, but without success. Yesterday morning the search was resumed with a long trot-line, strung with hooks, and while Mr. S. Fox was dragging it a large stone attached to the end of the line caught under the boys arm and the body was brought to shore. The remains were taken to the residence of Mr. Dunlap, on lower Main Cross, where Coroner Mathews held an inquest, which resulted in a verdict corresponding to the facts given above. Frank Dunlap was a studious young man, and held the position of fireman at Crosby's mill. His parents, who are deeply afflicted by his sad demise, have the sympathy of the community. The funeral took place this morning at 9 o'clock from his parents residence.

   Mrs. Fannie Osbor, wife of Mr. Charles Osborn, on Wednesday, March 7th, 1877, at the residence of Mr. U. B. Hill in Vernon.

Emily A. Huntley was born in Olean, Cattaraugus county New York, March 23, 1819. In her 17th year she became a convert to the Baptist faith under the ministry of Rev. Mr. Ketchum who held a protracted meeting in her native villiage, but she did no unite with the church until she came to Madison, which was in the spring of 1838. At that time the Baptists were worshipping in the old church where the present now stands, and it was there under the ministrations of E. D. Owen, that she took upon herself the vows of the church--vows which she faithfully kept until the end of her life. She was married to Mr. E. G. Bowman on Sept. 12th, 1838, The fruit of this marriage was ten children, six of whom are living--Mrs. T. B. McClain, Mrs. J. Hall, Charles A., Milo J., Elijah G. Jr., and Thomas A. These are all married and all live in this city, escept for Mrs. McClain,who, with her husband, lives in Charlestown, Ind.
   Mrs. Bowman was a woman of most generous and self-sacrificing spirit. Her whole life was one of devotion to the comfort and happiness of her family and friends. Even during the severest part of her sickness she never forgot this carefulness, but constantly expressed the fear that she might put those waiting upon her to unnecessary trouble or inconvenience. The throat and lung trouble, which cumulated in her death, began fifteen years ago, when the family lived on the corner of Third and Cemetery streets. Since then she was never well, and for the past six years was a constant sufferer.
  The last year was especially trying to her patience and fortitude, but she was never known to murmur or complain.
  She implicitly trusted that power which was able to make good the promise "As thy days so shall thy strength be." For a month past it has been evident to the family that the end was near, and her children have been constantly with her. On Friday she had her son-in-lay, Rev. T. B. McClain, telegraphed to come at once, intimating that if he waited until the Saturday noon train, she would not see him. The facts proved the correctness of her impressions, for at ten minutes before 9 o'clock Saturday morning, Dec. 16, 1882, peacefully, and without a struggle, she passed over to the "Beautiful Beyond," aged 63 years, 8 months and 23 days. The last concious expression on her countenance was a smile, and the last intelligible word she uttered was a cheerful goodby to husband and children.
   The funeral took place from the family residence on Mulberry street, Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock conducted by the Rev. Drs. Dobbs and Holliday. Her four sons and two son-in-laws, at her request, acting as pall bearers.

  Mr. E. G. Bowman, Sr., died this morning at 9 o'clock, after a long and painful illness from dropsy, in the sixty-seventh year of his age. He was born in Massachusetts, and came to this city in 1837, and was married to Miss Emily A. Huntley, Sept. 12th, 1838. He was the father of eight children, six of whom survive him. For many years he has been a consistant member of the Vine street Baptist Church, and has been universally respected by the entire community. His wife preceded him to the better land but a few months ago. The cause of his death was dropsy, which he bore with Christian resignation. His children were all with him in his dying hours, and did all it was possible for loving children to do to alleviate his suffering. His funeral will occur to-morrow morning from the Baptist Church, as announced in another column. THE COURIER extends its sympathy to the bereaved family.
DIED--Tuesday morning, April 15, 1884, at 9 o'clock, Elijah G. Bowman, Sr., in the 67th year of his age.
   Funeral to-morrow (Wednesday) at 10 o'clock, a. m., from the Baptist church on Vine street. Friends of the family and the public generally are invited to attend  without further notice.

   BOWMAN -- Wednesday morning, Nov. 17th, 1880, Albert (Bertie), only son of Charles A. and Adaline Bowman, in the 11th year of his age.
   Funeral to-morrow (Thursday), at 2 o'clock p. m., from the family residence on Elm street. Friends of the family are invited to attend without further notice.
   We are pained to learn of the death of Bertie, the bright, interesting son of Mr. Charles Bowman, which occurred this morning. This is a sad blow to parents whose hearts' wishes were centered in him, and he was every way worthy of their love and ambitions.
   BOWMAN - at 6 A. M., to-day, Bertie, only son of Charles A. and Adeline Bowman, in the 11th year of his age.
   Funeral to-morrow at 2 o'clock from the residence on Elm street. Friends are invited to attend without further notice.
   Albert ("Bertie") Bowman, aged about eleven years, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bowman, died at six o'clock this morning, after a protracted sickness with malarial fever. His funeral will take place from the family residence on Elm street at 2 o'clock to-morrow. The death of "Bernie" casts a deep gloom over the home and hearts of his parents. He was their only boy, and they idolized him. He was bright and intelligent, and was a favorite with all who knew him.-- The bereaved parents have the heartfelt sympathy of a large circle of friends. May they find consolation in the thought that
   "As an angel in his Father's mansion,
     Clothed with a celestial grace,
     And beautiful with all the soul's expansion
     They shall behold his face"

  The wife of Street Commissioner, C. A. Bowman, died Sunday morning last after a lingering illness of consumption, and was buried this afternoon at 2 o'clock in Springdale Cemetery. She was an amiable lady beloved by all who knew her. A loving wife and tender mother, and she was an exemplary member of the Baptist church and will be greatly missed to the circle of her friends and acquaintances. The bereaved husband has the sympathy of a host of friends.
  The public generally was saddened yesterday to hear of the death of Mrs. Charles A. Bowman, after a prolonged illness. She was such a sweet, refined and amiable lady, all took an interest in the desparate fight made against her malady--consumption--and it was fondly hoped the disease would be stayed but the case was hopeless and the inevitable occurred. There is not one in the city who knew her who will not deeply sympathize with the friends in their bereavement. The burial occurred at 2 o'clock today.

   HENNINGER---At her home in this place of pneumonia March 27th, at 8 p. m., Mrs. Gasper Henninger, aged 44 years.
   Her death was a sad shock to her relatives and friends, and especially untimely it seems, as she leaves three small children just at an age when they most needed a mother's care. This is one of the saddest deaths that has occurred in our vicinity for a long time and Mr. Henninger has the sympathy of many friends in his great bereavement.
   The funeral services were conducted at the residence, by Rev. J. C. Burt, at 2 p. m. on Monday, after which the remains were interred in the Vernon cemetery.

DIED--At her Father's residence in Vernon, on the 18th of January 1881, Lydia F. Baughn, in the 31st year of her age. Her affection though protracted and painful, was born with great patience, and her composure of mind in contemplating her departure as near at hand was evidenced not only in the calmness with which she made known her wish as to the place, and character of funeral service, the place where she wished her remains laid to rest, as well as in the division of her little token of remembrance among her surviving relatives. Lydia was characterized by a modest quiet and affectionate disposition as a daughter, a kind sister, and to all these amiable qualities she added an early recognition of God's claim to the affections of her heart and the service of her life. She made public profession of her faith and united with the Vernon Baptist church March 8th, 1870, of which she remained a worthy and exemplary member up to the time of her death. Her religious life was characterized by and exhibition of the highest type of christian piety. From a careful study of her Bible she learned the duties she owed to God, both in private as well as public devotions. In the services of the Sunday School she recognized a field of labot both as a learner and a teacher. Her heart was much engaged in the cause, and while health permitted she rejoiced to meet her class, and even when deprived by sickness of this privledge she did not forget her class but advised in reference to the selection of suitable and faithful teacher to supply her place.
   In accordance with her expressed wish funeral services were conducted by Elder A. Hill, at the house, attended by many sympathizing friends, after which her remains were conveyed to their final resting place in the Cemetery near Brush Creek Baptist church, where they repose beside her mother and other members of the family who had preceded her, ther to await the resurrection of the Just.
          "Peaceful by thy silent slumber-
            Peaceful in the grave so low,
            Then no more will join our number;
            Thou no more our songs shalt know."
          "Yet again we hope to meet thee,
            When the day of life is fled,
            Then in Heaven with joy to greet thee,
            Where no farewell tear is shed."

DIED--In Vernon, Ind., Oct. 9th, 1880, Dr. Amos Frost, of Thomasville Georgia, aged 63 years.
   Dr. Frost when a young man came from the State of Ohio to Vernon, and was a resident of this place for about ten years. Soon after his arrival here he commenced the publication of a newspaper, called "The Experiment."
   In 1844 he was elected Recorder of Jennings County. While holding that office he applied himself to the study of medicine, and afterward practiced as a Physician in this county, a
nd in Seymour, Jackson county.
   In 1873, when impaired health impelled him to seek a change of residence he removed to the neighborhood of Thomisville, Georgia.
   About two years ago he had a stroke of paralysis under which he gradually failed in vigor of mind and body until death released him from suffering.
   In August last, in company with his wife, he returned to his old home in the hope that a change of scene and climate might be beneficial. For a time he seemed to improve, but the apparent improvement was soon lost, and for the last few weeks his decline was rapid.
   Dr. Frost was a skillful and conscientious physician, an able editor, a good citizen, and in its fullest sense, a Christian gentleman. For the clearness of his judgement, for the steadfastness of his friendship, and for his unwavering allegiance to his convictions of Right, he was remarkable. Self-contained, sensitive, reticent, he won not the praise of the many, but the confidence and love of the few who could appreciate him.
   He sleeps in the beautiful cemetery at Vernon, by the side of kindred and friends.
   The sympathies of many hearts in Vernon, and elsewhere, are traversing every weary mile with his wife, now on her lonely journey back to the desolate home in Tomasville.

DIED--At the residence of his father in Vernon, on Saturday evening, December 20th, 1884, of consumption, Mr. Will S. Baughn, in the 26th year of his age.
   The promptings of the human heart urge us to rebel against the mysterious dispensations of Divine Providence when we are called to surrender the loved one to the cold embraces of death. Our hearts shrink beneath the blow as the cherished hopes wither before the icy breath of the grim monster. It is manly to weep over our bereavements, while we drop the tear of sorrow, drops of anguish wrung from the bruised tendrils of our affections. Home seems dark to us. We perhaps think too much of our loss and not enough of Will's eternal gain. Be we do not sorrow as those which have no Hope. Before his death he said to the writer with great joy that he wished to go and be at rest with Christ. He saw his deliverance approaching. He continued to enjoy the free use of his reasonand senses to the latest period of life. At one time he said: "I thank God that I can lie at night with comfort not being anxious whether I wake in this world or the other, all is well with me any way." With so calm and peaceful a mind, so blessed and lively a hope, did he pass the last week of his life, waiting for the Master's summons, that we all felt it was a blessed privilege to be with him and hear him talk and pray for conversion of his unconverted friends.
   He directed his funeral services to be conducted by the writer, assisted by Rev. C. W. Tinsley, in the Baptist church, which was carried out on Monday the 22nd in presence of a large and attentive congregation after which the remains were interred in the Vernon Cemetery. Thus passed away one of Vernon's bright young men, giving incontestable evidence of his acceptance with God.
   Will leaves his father, and mother, two brothers and two sisters, together with a host of admiring friends to mourn his absence.

   Thou are gone to the Grave; but we will not deplore thee,
    Though sorrows and darkness encompass the tomb;
    The Savior has passed through its portals before thee,
    And the lamp of his love is thy guide through the gloom,
    Thou art gone to the grave, we no longer behold thee,
    Nor tread the rough pats of the world by thy side;
    But the wide arms of mercy were spread to enfold thee,
    And sinners may hope since the Savior hath died.
                                                                                         T. J. MURPHY

   BENJAMIN--On Wednesday morning, August 13th, 1879, at six o'clock, Miss Alice Benjamin, at the residence of Mr. A. J. Hahn, in Vernon. Funeral Services will be held at the residence on Thursday, a 2 o'clock p. m.

On August 6th, 1879, of heart disease, Beulah Ann, wife of Talbot Ware. Deceased was a life long Christian, and highly respected in the community in which she lived. She leaves a husband and large family of children to mourn their untimely loss.
(find a grave has her buried in Hopewell (Quaker) Cemetery, near where County Rd. 200 N and County Rd. 300 E cross.)

MILLS--Jan. 1st, 1878. at 10 1/2 o'clock P. M.. Kate Tyrrell, second Daughter of N. T. Mills, in the 21st year of her age.
  Funeral from the family residence, corner of Poplar Lane and Presbyterian Avene, to-morrow, Thursday, Jan. 3d, at 10 o'clock A. M. Friends are invited to attend.
   We miss thee from our home, dear sister;
       We miss thee from thy place;
       Oh! life will be so dark without the sunshine of thy face.
   Yet, if our thoughts are fixed aright,
       A cheering hope is given,
   Though here our joys may end in night,
       We'll meet again in Heaven.     

   DIED--In Indianapolis, at the home of Dr. Theophilus Parven, on the 26th of January Miss Mary Cornelia Burt, daughter of the late Dr. James C. Burt, of Vernon, Ind.
   Invited last September to a position as a teacher in the Lake Forest Seminary, Illinois, she entered at once upon her duties. About the 1st of December she was taken sick. Near the close of the month she started for her home in Vernon, Ind., but on reaching Indianapolis her friends thought it better for her to remain there for a time under medical treatment. For a short time her health seemed to improve and hopes were entertained that she would soon be restored to health and be able to resume her work of teaching; but unexpectedly a change for the worse took place and after a few days of great nervous prostration sunk into a stupor and continued in that condition, or partially so until she died.
   The writer knew Mary from her infancy. Her childhood was marked by that generous and unselfish disposition that was so characteristic of all her after life. She ever seemed to find her greatest happiness and pleasure in ministering the the happiness and pleasure of others. Deprived of an early period of her childhood of a mother's love and care, it was her privilege to have the kind watch and care of an Aunt, until in due time another to fill a Mother's place, whose fidelity to the trust assumed won for herself the love and affection of a daughter.
   The duties growing out of the relations she sustained to others were conscienciously performed; as a daughter she was dutiful and affectionate; as a sister she was loving, gentle and kind; as a friend she was earnest, sincere and true.
   In early life, like her namesake in Bethany, "Mary chose that good part which could never be taken away from her." None that knew her ever doubted the sincerity of her profession, or the genuineness of her piety. Her taste for music had been well cultivated, and her place as leader of the praise in the Sanctuary will not be easily filled. She was an earnest, active worker in Sabbath School and in the Woman's Missionary Society, and was always ready to engage in every good work, which had for its object the glory of God, or good of men. Her Brother, the pastor of the church, will find that he has lost an efficient and willing helper in his work.
   A few months since on visiting the grave of a beloved relative, she said to her companion "I have lately come to think and feel differently about dying from what I formerly did---so many of my dear friends have gone from the earth to Heaven. I am less attached to earth and begin to feel that dying is but going home." Thus has passed from earth to Heaven another loved and loving one. Early the Master has called her from her labor to her reward, and although "her sun went down at noon" we know that she has not lived in vain. In the hope of a blessed resurrection we write over her grave: "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, that they may rest from their labors and their works do follow them."
     "Our loved and lost--why do we call them lost?
         Is it because we miss them on our onward road?
         God's unseen angel o're our pathway crossed,
         Looked on us all and loving them most,
         Straighway relieved them from life's weary load.
________ "Death hath made no breach
    In love or sympathy or hope or trust,
Although no mortal strains our ears can reach;
    Yet there is an inward spiritual speech,
That greets us still trough mortal tougues be dust."
    "It bibs us do the work that they laid down;
Take up the song where they broke off the strain."
                                                                     D. D. M.

THICKSTEN--At the residence of his father near the Tunnel Mills on Friday, December 19th, 1884, of Typhoid Fever, Mr. Ellis Thicksten.
   His remains were interred at cemetery near Brewersville Sabbath morning.

NICHTER--At the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Philip Nauer, in Vernon, at 5:30 o'clock a. m., on Friday October 28th, 1881, Mrs. Christina Nichter, aged 78 years, 6 months and 24 days.
   The deceased was born in Germany on the 4th day of April, 1803, and was consequently in her 79th years. She was married to Mr. Christian Nichter on the 14th day of November, 1825, and lived happily and peacefully with him for fifty-two years. In 1818, accompanied by her husband and three children, she emigrated to the United States, and established a home in Cincinnati. In the spring of 1852 they concluded to come to Indiana to live. They bought a farm one mile northwest of where North Vernon now stands. Ind 1872 the sold their farm and moved to North Vernon, where her husband died on the 30th day of June 1877. A short time after his death she sold her house at that place and made her home with her daughter in this city, where she resided until the time of her death. She was a good christian lady, and was loved by all who knew her. She leaves three children---one son and two daughters---a large number of grand children and a wide circle of friends to mourn her loss.
   The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. M. Missi, in the Catholic church, at North Vernon, on Saturday afternoon, after which her remains were consigned to their last resting place in the Catholic Cemetery at that place.
                                                                                                                                F. H. N.

SEYMOUR, Ind., Novenber 18---Mrs. Mary M. Nichter, age eighty four, died Tuesday at her home here. Surviving are eight sons, three daughters, thirty-eight grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. (There is a Mary M. Nichter buried in St. Ambrose Catholic Cemetery - Seymour, IN  1841-1925, on the same stone is a Michael G. Nichter 1836-1923.
Death Came This Morning
Michael G. Nichter, aged 87 years, a well known and highly respected resident of this city, died at his home on South Broadway street this morning at 5:20 o'clock of complications incident to advanced age. Although his death was not unexpected it was a decided shock to his many friends and relatives here.
   Mr. Nichter was a resident of this city since 1907, he having come here following a residence of many years on a farm in Jennings county. He was born in Rhine Province, Baveria, Germany, July18, 1836. At the age of 12 he came to America with his parents, locating in Cincinnati. He remained there until 1852, when he moved to Jennings county where he followed the occupation of a farmer until 1907 when he moved to Seymour.
   He was united in marriage with Mary Maghalena Dirk, November 11, 1859, who survives. To this union 12 children were born. Eight sons and three daughters are living. They are: P. A., George, Henry, Joseph, and Frank of this city; John, Muncie; Michael, Los Angeles, Cal.; Louis, Terre Haute; Mrs. George Kelsch, Indianapolis; Miss Clara, Peoria, Ill., and Mrs. Lena Price, of this city. Mrs. Henry Lange, another daughter, died January 31, 1916. Twenty-eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren also survive.
   Mr. Nichter was a devout member of the Catholic church and he took an active part in the work of the church here.
   Funeral services will be conducted from the St. Ambrose church of this city Monday morning at 9 o'clock, with the Rev. Father C. J. Conrad in charge. Burial in the Catholic cemetery.

    NICHTER--At his residence, in North Vernon, at 4 o'clock p. m. Saturday, June 30th, 1877, Mr. Christian Nichter, aged 78 yrs. 3 mos. and 29 days.
    The deceased was born in Germany on the 1st day of March, 1799, and was consequently in his 79th year. He was married Nov. 11, 1825, and lived a peaceful happy married life of 52 years, his wife surviving him now lives at N. Vernon. In 1818 accompanied by his wife and three children, he emigrated to the United States, and established his home at Cincinnati, where he resided about 4 years. In the Spring of 1852 he came to this county, and bought a farm about one mile North west of where North Vernon now stands. When he moved to this county, he had to come down the Ohio river to Madison and then out on J, M. & I. Railroad, the O. & M. Road not being built at that time. North Vernon was but a vast woods with occasionally a small log house here and there. In 1872 he sold his farm and moved to North Vernon, where he resided until the time of his death. He was a good, moral and christian man, and was loved by all who knew him. He leaves a wife, three children, a large number of grand children, and a wide circle of friends to mourn his loss.
   The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. M. Missi, in the Catholic Church at North Vernon, on Sunday, after which the remains were consigned to their last resting place in the Catholic Cemetery at that place.
                                                                                                                                        F. H. N.

   Mrs. Mary Rech of Indianapolis was buried Monday afternoon at two o'clock. The deceased was a sister of Mr. W. M. Nauer and of Mr. Bert Nauer of Versailles. Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Nauer and Mr. Bert Nauer and sister of Versailles left for Indianapolis Sunday and returned Tuesday morning.

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