Nellis, Peter G.
Gen. McClellan's Ally Dead.
Pontiac, Sept. 24: Peter G. Nellis, for 45 years connected with the Chicago & Alton railway, 40 years as auditor, died at his home. He was closely associated with former President Blackstone of the Alton system and Gens. George L. and George B. McClellan during construction of the Illinois Central road prior to the civil war. [Urbana Daily Courier 24 September 1909; Sub. by Pam Geyer]
Nelson, Tammy Anne
Tammy Anne Nelson, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Nelson, was stillborn at St. James Hospital at 5:03 a.m. Tuesday. Her parents, a brother and grandparents survive. Graveside services were to have been held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Union Cemetery in Emington with the Rev. Ernest Schwartz officiating. [The Pantagraph, Wednesday, June 20, 1962, Page 5; sub. by PHG]
Baby Drowns In a Cistern.
Pontiac, March 8. -- Charles Nolte, 1-year-old son of August Nolte of Emington, was drowned yesterday afternoon. He slipped and fell into an open cistern. (Urbana Daily Courier 9 March 1912, Sub. by Pam Geyere, who adds this Note: He is buried at Union Cemetery in Emington, Ilinois.)
Suicide.-- A young lady named North, living near Pontiac had formed an engagement to be married to a young man in Pontiac,in which she was so strongly opposed by her father that he struck her; upon which the young lady went to the railroad track, and as a fast train approached deliberately laid her neck upon the rail, and let the train pass over her. Her body was literally torn into fragments and scattered along the track for a dozen rods. [The Ottawa Free Trader, Volume 30, Number 31, 12 March 1870; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
Drowned - A Mr. Nouswanger, a native of Pennsylvania, was drowned in the Vermillion river on Thursday last, some two miles west of Pontiac by being swept over a mill dam. A Mr. Mosholder and a small boy, who were in the boat with Mr. N., were saved. [Sangamo Journal / Illinois State Journal, Volume 10, Number 240, 25 March 1858; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]