Genealogy Trails History Group

Genealogy Trails - Jersey County, Illinois

Volunteers Dedicated to Free Genealogy
Real Data - Always Free & Always Updating!
Genealogy - Preserving the Past - Inspiring the Future!

Return to Home Page

Crime News Gleanings

Dr. Horace A. Reddish - Son Arrested for Murder of Rich Illinoisan

A young man named Edmund Piquet, aged about 17 years, was arrested at Brighton, on the 9th, for abstracting the sum of $460 from the pocket of a Mr. Brockman, a farmer living near Delhi, in Jersey County, with whom he was residing. In default of $400 bail, he was committed to the Jersey County Jail.
[Sangamo, Journal / Illinois State Journal, Volume 8, Number 187, 23 January 1856] Transcribed by KP

On the 28th, the prisoners in Jersey County Jail, left their quarters without permission.
Their names are Wm. Cotley, John C. Dilly, George Wilson and Robert Hudson. Dilly was caught. The others are still at large.
[Sangamon Journal / Illinois State Journal, Volume 28, Number 1441, 16 March 1859] Transcribed by KP

Accused of Taking $17,000
Jerseyville, Ill., April 1 - Henry Herold, who has been employed in a department store here for two months, was arrested on a charge of embezzling $17,000 from William Coats of Plattsmouth, Neb., owner of several department stores.
[The Bemidji Daily Pioneer (MN)., April 16, 1908]

Fined for Selling Liquor
Jerseyville, May 6 - Clemens Groppell, of Fieldon, Jersey county, pleaded guilty to five counts in the Jersey county court in Jerseyville today to selling liquor to minors. The court assessed him a fine and costs of $237.75.
[The Illinoise State Journal, Springfield, Tuesday, 7-May-1912 - transcribed by Tammie]

The October term of the board of pardons will convene on Tuesday, October 11, 1898. Applications for pardon have been filed on behalf of the following persons from Jersey County, Illinois
William Vanderburg, Jersey County, Murder
Michael Faber, Jersey County, Murder
Michael Condry, Jersey County, Murder
[Source: Dated: Tuesday, October 4, 1898 Paper: Daily Illinois State Register (Springfield, Illinois) Page: 8]
Transcribed by Koni Proctor