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Journal of Methodist Circuit Rider Preacher
Louis A. Harper

My great grandfather, Louis A. Harper, was a Methodist circuit rider preacher who pastored in a number of places in southern Illinois.  He kept a record of all the funerals and marriages he performed. 
From 1889 up to 1901, he was in Mt. Erie.  Here is his information

 
Yours truly, 
Eileen Mandley


WEDDINGS

DATE

GROOM

BRIDE

LOCATION

OTHER INFORMATION 

Sept 30, 1883

Lewis W. Galbraith

Mattie Karr

Johnsonville

 

Oct 4, 1883

Hallack Johnson

Nannie E. Hale

Johnsonville

 

Feb 2, 1884

William A. Wilson

Mrs. Sarah Harris

Johnsonville

 

Feb 14, 1884

Oscar E. Earhart

Mary Ann Taylor

Johnsonville

 

Feb 27, 1884

Robert B. Butler

Ninnie O. Mabry

Johnsonville

 

Mar 12, 1884

Joseph S. Matchett

Louisa Schultz

Johnsonville

 

Aug 12, 1884

Lewis A. Baldwin

Carrie E. Dunlap

Johnsonville

Both from Fremont, Neb.

Sept 11, 1884

Robert T. Forth

Fannie E. Hill

Round Prairie

 

Oct 30, 1884

Lewis Walter Senter

Loretta Purdue

Rinard

 

Dec 21, 1884

Edward Morris Ray

Ollie Belle Spalding

Johnsonville

 

June 10, 1885

James William Armstrong

Lou E. Karr

Johnsonville

 

Sept 30, 1885

James M. Haney

Mary E. Tenny

Johnsonville

 

Oct 1, 1885

Asa H. Ross

Dora Belle Evans

Johnsonville

 

Feb 20, 1887

Rissho Roberson

Eva B. Harrell

Jeffersonville

 

March 21,1888

B. F. Everett

Maggie M. Stanley

Jeffersonville

 

Apr 12, 1888

Lawrence Borah

Ettie Matthews

Jeffersonville

 

July 12, 1888

William H. Curry

Caturiah McCoy

Jeffersonville

 

Dec 29, 1889

Joseph Mann

Belle Kramer

Mt. Erie

 

Feb 14, 1889

Thomas E. Harper

Mollie Johnson

Arkansas

 

Jan 24, 1890

James W. Miller

Annie Westfall

Mt. Erie

 

Mar 16, 1890

George L. Camp

Ida Karns

Mt. Erie

 

Apr 9, 1890

Andrew T. Bleakly

Josie B. Daubs

Mt. Erie

 

Oct 28, 1890

Charles Smith

Rhonda Miller

Mt. Erie

 

Aug 26, 1891

J. J. Carson

Alice Seneff

Mt. Erie

 

Sept 3, 1891

Franklin T. Porterfield

Celia Ann Blakley

Mt. Erie

 

Jan 6, 1892

Wm. H. Daubs (age 48

Martha Jane Roberts (age 19)

Mt. Erie

 

Nov 13, 1892

Samuel R. Jessop

Ella Harper

Mt. Erie

 

Nov 13, 1892

Joe L. Vanfossen

Rosa L. Best

Mt. Erie

 

May 2, 1894

Thomas A. Bleakley (age 24)

Cora Cameron (age 20)

Mt. Erie

 

June 28, 1894

Frank Harper

Rose Breeze

Irvington

 

Feb 8, 1896

Wm. M. Daubs (age 21)

Katie Porterfield (age 21)

Mt. Erie

 

April 19, 1896

J. Lewis Hays (age 24)

Mollie O. Douglas (age 20)

Mt. Erie

 

Aug 4, 1896

Jacob Walker (age 23)

Rose Streneker (age 21)

Mt. Erie

 

Nov 24, 1898

J. L. Bushong (age 31)

Nellie Mae McDowel (age 18)

Mt. Erie

 

Sept 10, 1899

Virgil Lucas (age 22)

Ethel Kerr (age 20)

Mt. Erie

 

8 Feb 1900

Frank E. Roberts

Sarah J. Phelps

Mt. Erie

 

1 Jul 1900

G. A. Hunt (age 20)

Myrtle Shelton  (age 19)

Mt. Erie

 

13 Nov 1900

Edgar Howard (age 25)

Mattie Daubs (age 20)

Mt. Erie

 

22 Feb 1901

Myrtle R. Gibson (age 24)

Lizzie M. Caw (age 18)

Mt. Erie

 

21 Apr 1901

William M. Porterfield

Lillian M. Blakely

Mt. Erie

 

24 Apr 1901

Robert C. Merrick

Eva I. Yamble

Mt. Erie

 

3 May 1901

Calvin Hendricks

Annie Hendricks

Mt. Erie

Remarriage for the couple

3 Nov 1901

Alvah A. Swift

Lillie Runyon

Mt. Erie

 


 FUNERALS

DATE

NAME

PLACE

Nov 26, 1876

Sister Fillkill (died several weeks prior)         

Johnsonville

Jan 12, 1877

Iserael Foreaker & Wife

Johnsonville

May      1877

Sister Graham

Johnsonville

May 16, 1877

Sister Haws d. Jan 17, 1873

Johnsonville

July 10, 1884

Saluda Allgood

Johnsonville

Sept. 7, 1884

N. N. Blake

Johnsonville

Aug 11, 1885

Child of Edward Cariens

Johnsonville

Oct 25, 1887

C. Bestow

Jeffersonville

Nov 26, 1887

Son of Caleb Crewes

Jeffersonville

Dec 2, 1887

Grandfather Ward

Jeffersonville

Feb 3, 1888

Samuel Allison (age 18)

Jeffersonville

Feb 19, 1888

Sister Galligher

Jeffersonville

April 1, 1888

Christina Galleger

Jeffersonville

June 26, 1888

Charles Sutton accidentally shot while celebrating Benjamin Harrison’s nomination

Jeffersonville

July 1, 1888

Rachel Brown

Jeffersonville

Mar 21, 1891

Roy O. Brooks (age 10)

Mt Erie

Mar 26, 1891

Sister Butter

Mt. Erie

April 4, 1891

Child of Underwood

Mt. Erie

April 9, 1891

Catherine Forbes

Mt. Erie

Sept 3, 1891

Nancy Jane Crews

Mt. Erie

Nov 30, 1891 d.o.d.

Maline Jane Young

Mt. Erie

Dec 4, 1891

Dosha Kinney

Mt. Erie

Dec 10, 1891

Hariet McClary

Mt. Erie

Dec 12, 1891

Sister Underwood

Mt. Erie

Dec 13, 1891

Joseph Manashe Larimer

 

Dec 17, 1891

Mrs. Farley died in Fairfield buried Mt. Erie

Mt. Erie

Aug 23, 1892

Bertha Ellen Neely

Mt. Erie

May 16, 1893

Claud Traverse (age 15) accidentally shot himself

Mt. Erie

Oct 15, 1893

Son of Wheeler Sayler (age 6)

Mt. Erie

Aug 9, 1894

Child of Theo Forbes

Mt. Erie

Aug 14, 1894

Rosana Galbraith

Mt. Erie

Aug 22, 1894

Mr. M. W. Fishel (age 77)

Mt. Erie

Sept 4, 1894

James Edward Crews (19)

Mt. Erie

Oct 28, 1894

Sarah J. McCollister

Mt. Erie

Sept 28, 1896

Joseph Sunday Killed by runaway team

Mt. Erie

Apr 18, 1897

Kate Stacer died during tumor operation

Mt. Erie

Apr 29, 1897

William Campbell

Mt. Erie

Aug 29, 1897

Phillip E. Hoffee funeral at Brown church south of Mt. Erie

Mt. Erie

Oct 6, 1897

George Runyon (abt 60) Killed in Cider Mill explosion

Mt. Erie

Oct 16, 1897

James Merrick (funeral at Elm River Church)

Mt. Erie

Mar 16, 1898

Mrs. McCaffie

Mt. Erie

April 1898

Lucretia Heiple

Mt. Erie

May 22, 1898

Eliza Jane Wilson

Mt. Erie

June 29, 1898

Daisy Malena McCumber (West Church)

Mt. Erie

July 15, 1898

Wm. Edgar Carter (age 29)  Killed by fallen tree

Mt. Erie

Oct 9, 1898

Carson Child

Mt. Erie

Oct 30, 1898

Adeline Merrick

Mt. Erie

Nov 30, 1898

John Mills (Funeral at McKendree Church)

Mt. Erie

Dec 11, 1898

William Mundy

Mt. Erie

Dec 17, 1898

John Willey

Mt. Erie

1899

Mrs. Mace Henry

Mt. Erie

Apr 30, 1899

Kale Sargent

Mt. Erie

Aug 16, 1899

Benj. Anderson (age 9 months)

Mt. Erie

Sept 8, 1899

Eliza Price

Mt. Erie

Sept 16, 1899

Fred Porter Truscott (age 16)

Mt. Erie

Dec 16, 1899

Estella Miller (21)

Mt. Erie

6 Jul 1900

Vern Adams (age 7)

Mt. Erie

29 Jul 1900

Leota Henry (age 24)

Mt. Erie

14 Oct 1900

Mrs. Reas

Mt. Erie

28 Oct 1900

Lafayette Hayes (age 15)

Mt. Erie

22 Feb 1901

Mr. Grapelbe (sp?)

Mt. Erie

13 Mar 1901

James T. Price (b, Jan 25, 1823)

Mt. Erie

19 Apr 1901

Robert Hoffe (age 76)

Elm River, Mt. Erie

24 Apr 1901

Mary (Polly) Harper

Edwards Co., Il.

27 Apr 1901

Mrs. Howard

Mt. Erie

6 Apr 1901

Laura Heidinger

Mt. Erie

16 Jul 1901

Child of S. R. Yohe

Mt. Erie

5 Nov 1901

Elizabeth McKelvy (age 78)

Mt. Erie

7 Nov 1901

Rev. Samuel Keagy (age 76)

 




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