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Morristown Community News and Local Gossip


The Henry County News, Geneseo IL January 15, 1880
Morristown News
Miss Lena Cronk, of Geneseo has been visiting among friend here for some time.
Lulu Slocum is quite sick with congestion of the lungs.
Elmer Marshall is laid up with an abscess on his neck.
Ed. Weidlein of Peabody, Kans., spent a week here among friends during the holidays.
Mr. Nicholas Weidlein, of Schellsburg, Bedford Co., Pa., who has been visiting here among relatives for some time, has gone home.
Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Byerrum have gone to Peabody, Kans., on a visit to their son-in-law, Jacob Weidlein.
H. A. Byerrum is about to pull up stakes and leave for Kans., where he will make his future home.
Dr. Long, of Orion, was around to see the sick on Friday.
County Surveyor, Rossiter, was around surveying some land for Ramus, Pobanz, Striping & Co., a few days ago.
 The Geneseo Republic, Geneseo, IL, Feb 5, 1880
Morristown News
Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Byerrum have returned from their trip to kans., well pleased with the country and scenery.
Jacob Weidlein, of Peabody, Kans., is now in the vicinity for a short time.
There was a surprise party at Mrs. Stearns on the 23rd ult. A good time was had all round.
An elopement in this town last Sunday the 25th, created considerable excitement for some time. The parties were Pete Hafer and Belle Stamm. They went to Orion and were married there. Then proceeded west to Nebraska.
There was a surprise party at Mr. Byerrum's on the 29th.
A joint debate between W. C. Reeser of Osco, and J. S. Smith of this place, came off on the evening of the 30. Question: "Capital Punishment, pro and con."

Henry County New - March 4, 1880 Contributed by Nancy Piper
Morristown News

D. J. Sturr and Joe Liebee held their public sale on Thurs. the 26; they are going west we understand.

A pleasant evening was spent at Uncle Wm. Smith's of Edford last Friday, the 20th. A party of young folks gathered there for a surprise and they had a big time, as they always do if they go to Uncle Bill's

Miss Anna Smith, of Minonk, Ills., who has been visiting here for some time, intends going home soon.

Mr. Shafer, of Orion, has moved on to the Elliot Rogers place, one mile south of Morristown.

There was a dinner and party at Mr. Stearn's a few days ago, of young folks. Also one at Uncle Weidlein's in Edford. All enjoyed themselves.

Miss Anna Lawson of Geneseo, among friends. Come again.

C.Z. Stubbs is to move out of town before long, and John Siverly of Colona, is to occupy the house vacated by Stubbs.

Lewis Humberstone moved to COlona a short time ago.

There was a surprise party at Mr. Carlin's a few evenings since.

Misses Jennie and Lina Smith, of Geneseo, were out visiting among relatives here a few days ago.

A sewing bee at C.Z. Stuff's on last Tuesday.

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