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William Bonam ---116th rec. COA.
Musician age 21. Entered service August 15, 1862. Period of service 3 years.
Captured June 13, 1863 at
and Mary Ann Yoho
Source: The Spirit of Democracy,
Madison Addis of this county and Mary Ann Yoho of
W. W. Prewett
and Miss Elisabeth J. Amos
Source: The Spirit of Democracy,
Mr. W. W. Prewett of
of Justus Claus and Mary
Justus Claus: born in 1844, in Hessen
John D. Calvert
and Pheba L. Atkinson, Marriage of
Source: The Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, November 24, 1868
John D. Calvert and Pheba L. Atkinson both of Calais, Ohio, were married November 8, 1868, by the Reverend G. G. Watters at residence of bride’s father.
The Spirit of Democracy, 25 January 1870, Volume 26, No. 48
Legal Notice to George & Adam Morris of IL, Randall Morris of PA, petition filed 20 Jan 1870 by Henry Morris admr of estate of Thomas B. Morris decd, E l/2 NW l/4 S6T7R7, 88 a, that John & Henry Morris, Elizabeth Kinney & husband Richard, Catharine Powell, Nancy Kinney & husband George, Mary Morgan & George W. her husband, Thomas H. Morris, George Morris, Adam Morris & Randall Morris as heirs at law.
Asher Agan and Cassa Jackson
Source: The Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, October 11, 1870
Asher Agan and Cassa Jackson, both of Center township, Monroe County, Ohio, were married September 29, 1870, by John Hamilton, J. P.
of Mr. James T. Denbow and Miss Sarah Catherine Rose
James T. Denbow and Sarah Catherine Rose were married on February 12, 1871, by Anson H. Roach
James R. Alford
and Elizabeth Walters
Source: The Spirit of Democracy,
James R. Alford and Elizabeth Walters, all of Center township,
James L. Adams
and Minnie Koehler
James L. Adams license was issued on March 21, 1881, and married Minnie Koehler on March 23, 1881.
After the ceremony was performed, the bride and groom, followed by the guests, were led to the dining room where the table was laden with every conceivable good thing the appetite might crave. After dinner everybody gathered to the parlor, where some time was spent in social chat, interspersed with vocal music, and a short speech from Honorable H. Lyons.
The following is a list of the presents: Mr. and
Mrs. David Blatter, bedspread; Hannah S. Griffith, pan of towels; Mrs. Rosa A.
Agin, honey dish; Lewis Griffith, fruit dish; Mrs. Rebecca A. Hughs, berry
dish; Miss Annie Schneider, pair of vases; Mr. Mahlen Griffith, fruit dish; Mr.
George Kindelberger, jelly glass and sugar bowl; Mr. Willie Christman, cake
stand; Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Schneider, fruit dish; pitcher, two bread plates and
honey dish; Mr. Charley Norris, molasses cruet; Mrs. N. A. Neuhart, 50 cents;
Mr. William and Nancy Tracey, $1.50; Miss Katie Fleahman, 25 cents; Mr. Henry
Christman, spoon holder and pitcher; Miss Annie Christman, cream pitcher and
pair of towels; Mr. Isaac Price, spoon holder, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Weisend, preserve
dish and chair tidy; Mr. John M. Griffith, fruit dish; Mr. William Seamon and
Miss Emma Brachtbeller, parlor lamp; Mr. Lewis Christman, pitcher; Mr. Edward
Hughs, pitcher and fruit dish; Mr. Lorenzo Truex, towel; Mr. William H. Craig,
butter dish; Mr.
Fred Kindleberger, cream pitcher; Mrs. A. J. Griffith, berry bowl; Miss Polly Huber, pair of towels; Miss Hulda Bennet, towel; Miss Annie Kindleberger, pair of towels; Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Taylor, bedspread; Mr. William Montgomery, wash stand; Mr. Jacob Schneider, gold dollar; Mr. J. N. and W. A. Agin, half dozen cabinet photographs of bride and groom.
The bride and groom extend their thanks to the many guests, and they in return, wish the young couple a pleasant and prosperous journey through life. A Guest
three years ago Marie Yoho, a daughter of William Yoho, formerly of Woodsfield,
After they were married it is said they often quarreled, and were apparently very disagreeable in the company of each other. Last Sunday morning, after a serious quarrel, Mrs. Maier left her home and went to her sister in another part of the city. The two made up, however, and Mrs. Maier returned home last Monday, taking with her a little sister.
About 2 o'clock Tuesday morning the heartless husband arrayed himself in the best clothes, procured a revolver and fired four balls at his wife, all of them taking effect. He then fled and has not been captured.
No one was present to tell the story save the twelve-year-old sister of Mrs. Maier. She was wounded in the hand by one of the balls, and was so badly scared she could tell but very little of what occurred.
had a very bad reputation before the crime was committed; and had been
convicted of several smaller crimes.
Those who knew Mrs. Maier before she went to
Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Yoho, have been residing at Triadelphia for a short time, having removed from Woodsfield to that point.
William Maier, who murdered his young
wife last April, was hung in the
Maier died bravely. He spent the most of his last night conversing with Rev. Father McElligott, his spiritual adviser, and to him told the details of his escape and return after the murder, which he had before kept to himself. Maier said he had returned in order to kill himself on his wife's grave. He received extreme unction and at 10:30 the death warrant was read to him. He showed great emotion on hearing it, but quickly recovered himself. Shortly after 11 o'clock the march to the scaffold began, Maier being accompanied by this trusted spiritual adviser. He ascended the scaffold unassisted, but was accompanied by the priest and Sheriff. His last words were an expression of hope to meet his dead wife in Heaven. Then came the tragic end of all.
The body hung for half an hour and was
taken down and was examined by Drs. Wilson and Hupp, Jr., who pronounced him
dead. A Mr. Robinson of
The crime of Wm. Maier was very brutal.
Early in the morning of April 5th, 1892, Maier, who was a German baker, shot
his young wife to death in their home at
Her story was that Maier had asked his wife to kiss him before going to work and on her refusal, he pulled his pistol and shot her four times. Maier claimed he knew nothing of the deed, and did not remember any of the circumstances. He gave no clear idea of his whereabouts after the murder. The only reason he gave for murder was that his wife had threatened to leave him. After a trial of three days he was found guilty of murder in the first degree. A motion for a new trial was made, but overruled, and he was sentenced to be hanged Aug. 5. A stay of proceedings was granted, and the case appealed to the Supreme Court of Appeals. A new trial was refused and he was sentenced to die Nov. 18. A final effort to secure a commutation of sentence from the Governor was made without success.
MARRIAGE of William
T. Christman and Minnie Smith
Source: Monroe County courthouse records, Woodsfield, Ohio, March 1899
William T. Christman, was 26 years of age on December 21, 1898; birthplace, Center Township, Monroe County, Ohio; occupation, bookkeeper; father, L. B. Christman; mother, Polly Schell; spouse, Minnie Smith, was age 18 on June 26, 1899; birthplace, Woodsfield, Ohio; occupation, housekeeper; father, John Smith; mother, Mary Early; license issued, March 28, 1899; married on March 28, 1899, by F. M. Beard, J. P
Source: The Spirit of Democracy,
One of the social events of the season was the birthday surprise party tendered Mr. Samuel Latta at his home on Moose Ridge on Sunday, June 3d in honor of his 73d birthday anniversary. The surprise was complete in every particular. The crowd numbered about sixty. They spent the day very pleasantly in conversation and were royally entertained by W.F. Turner with choice selections on the Graphophone. At high noon an elegant dinner was served, such as Mrs. Latta and daughters are competent to prepare. At a seasonable hour in the afternoon the guests were served with delicious ice cream and cake. At a late hour the guests departed thanking Mr. and Mrs. Latta for their hospitality and wishing Mr. Latta many more such happy birthdays. W.K.
[Owing to the crowded condition of our columns we are compelled to omit the names of the donars [sic] and the articles presented. We join with the other friends of Mr. Latta and wish him many more years of happy life. He is just the kind of a citizen a community can be proud of.---EDITOR SPIRIT
Source: Spirit of Democracy,
CALAIS--- On Monday evening December 28, Mr. C. O. Stephen, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Stephen, and Miss Laura Grace Carpenter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cookson Carpenter, were united in marriage at the home of the bride, S. O. Hannahs, officiating. After the ceremony being performed and congratulations extended the relatives and friends present partook of a bountiful supper prepared for the occasion. Squire Hannahs claimed to have had supper before leaving home, but we would just like to see him eat once after doing without dinner. Next followed one of the old fashioned serenade by friends of the young people. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen start upon their married life with the best wishes of many friends.
Edna Arrena Highman and Alonzo E. Cline ---3rd child of Abner & Phoebe Drake Highman
Published in The Spirit of Democracy, Thursday, January 16, 1913
On Saturday morning, January 11, 1913, Mr. Alonzo E. Cline and Miss Edna Arrena Highman accompanied by their brothers Alonzo Highman and Charles Cline, drove over to Woodsfield and secured a marriage permit and were married by "Squire Hoeffler." After the ceremony was performed they returned to the home of the brides parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abner Highman and where they found about fifty invited guests had assembled for the occasion. After extending congratulations and best wishes and spending a short time in social conversation, we were invited to the dining room where we found a table loaded with all the good things the season afforded to which all did ample justice. The bride, who is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abner Highman, was dressed in white silk which was very appropriate for the occasion. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Cline and wore a suit of brown serge. Mr. and Mrs. Cline are highly respected young people, he being one of Monroe Counties leading school teachers and no doubt did well in choosing her for his life companion. The afternoon was spent in music and conversation then followed the distribution of the presents as follows: Abner Highman $100, Mrs. Abner Highman, set of dishes; Georgia Highman, rocker; Mr.and Mrs. Alta Highman, pitcher and spoon holder; Austin Sloan, dish; Mary Sloan, dish; Della Sloan, dish; Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Highman, tablecloth; Mr and Mrs. A. H. Highman $1; S. M. Highman, bedspread; Guy Edington 50 cents; Charles Cline $1; Clarence Highman, two dishes; D. E. Hartshorn and family , bedspread; James Drake, cake set; Lillian D. Lucas, dish; Olive Cronin, dish; Eska Steed, dish; Mr. and Mrs. D. O. Jones, two dishes & Alonzo Highman, dish. In the evening we returned to our homes feeling that the day was well spent and hoping to be present on many such occasions. Signed, One who was there
Thomas L. Latta -- accident
Examiner Latta Hurt
On his way from Miltonsburg to Woodsfield last Friday to assist in holding the monthly school examination, Prof. T. L. Latta, vice president of the board of school examiners, met with a painful accident. The horse that he was riding fell in such a manner as to throw Mr. Latta on the frozen ground with such violence that several ugly gashes were cut in his face and he was otherwise badly bruised. Several stitches were required to close some of the cuts; but the professor demonstrated some grit in attending to his duties as examiner Saturday.
Raymond, Mildred and
TWO LITTLE GIRLS ACCIDENTALLY SHOT BY BROTHER IN PLAY
Source: Clipping from collection of Donald Wear, 1934-2006, “Special to the Star,” 1913, submitted by his brother, Larry D. Wear.
Wilbert E. Willison to Miss Stella Gatten wedding
Source: The Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 18,1914
On Saturday, June 6, 1914, was solemnized the marriage of Wilbert E. Willison to Miss Stella Gatten of Route two, Woodsfield, Ohio. The bride and groom are highly respected young people in the vicinity in which they live. Mr. Willison is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. David K. Willison. The wedding took place at
One Who was there
Source: Monett [MO] Times; 3 Sep 1915 from OUR BOOK: OUR ANCESTORS, OURSELVES, AND OUR CHILDREN by Ben F. Dixon, 1932: page 77.
Sunday evening, August 29,
a beautiful home wedding occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Gulicke,
Those present were J.H.
Gulicke and family, Peyton Gulicke and family, Howard Gulicke and wife, Samuel
Gulicke, and Rev. and Mrs. J.B. Jordan.
The decorations were white astors [sic] and ferns. A sumptuous supper was enjoyed by all
present, after which the bride and groom left for
Mr. Dixon is one of our
popular postal clerks, a Christian gentleman, prominent in church activities,
and an all-around good fellow. Mrs.
Dixon is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Gulicke, is a teacher in the Sunday
School of the M.E. Church South, and is a splendid young woman. Mr. Dixon has recently bought a house and lot
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