Misc. News from the Past

East Linn Township, Woodford county, Illinois

The Journal (Minonk) - Saturday, September 2, 1882

  • Adam Findice returned from Dakota a few days ago. He is well pleased with the country and invested in 160 acres of land. He will move in the spring, and dig the soil of that state thereafter.
  • Gen. Grubb sold 400 bushel of oats last week at 45 cents per bushel.
  • McMackin the wanderer was in Pattonsburg on Thursday of last week.
  • Mr. Frank Perry, of Pattonsburg, will resume his studies at the Eureka college, in September.
  • Tom Hatton will move from his present abiding place in Bennington in a few days, to the old homestead in Bell Plain where he first winked in the sight of day.

The Journal (Minonk) - Saturday, April 22, 1882

  • Mr. and Mrs. Emit Bar, of Heyworth, Ill., were visiting at the home of Zion Heid, in East Linn, a few days ago. Emit was once a dweller in the land of Linn, but fortunately departed three years ago, took a wife and is now engaged in the hardware and implement trade at the above named place. Success to him.
  • A full attendance at the election in the Washington district in East Linn, last Saturday evening. Alex Hawk was elected director and the school board now stands as follows: Alex Hawk, 3 years; A. Williams, 2 years; S. Swan, 1 year. A fine bell will soon swing in the cupola of the school house.A report has reached us from over the wires, that our old friend, Ott Irwin, the great tenor, and a former merchant of LaRose and Pattonsburg, has taken to himself a wife. The event came off on the 11th of this month. We congratulate the young wife on her choice and Ott for his wisdom.
  • Dr. Rouser, the Bloomington medicine man, staid (sic) over last Sunday with A. H. Davison's, of Yankee Town.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Arrowsmith, of Cazenovia, who have been visiting with their son in East Linn, for several days returned to their home last week.
  • Mrs. A. B. Wade and daughter Lotta, of Pattonsburg, and Mrs. M. A. Messinger, of Washburn, started for the East, last Saturday. Mrs. Wade will visit her parents at her old home in Ohio. Mrs. Messinger will go to Detroit, Mich. The party will be absent six or eight weeks, and the question arises, how are the two fatherless husbands to exist in the interval? Now comes the winter of discontent.
  • Mr. Dan Hollenback, of Roanoke, was a guest at the home of Mr. John McChesney, one day last week.
  • James, of East Linn, hied (sic) himself to the realms of Normal a few days ago. The question is asked, what for?
  • Sir Robert Evans, of Pattonsburg, undertook a journey to the land of Washburn last week, with his mansard pony and phaeton. The pony, tired and sleepy from the effects of the heavy baronet and bad roads, soon gave up. Neither corn, whip or coax would move the mansard, and the nobleman and his little hatchet were brought home in a hired conveyance. The peer has our sympathy.
  • J. M. Davison and Prof. Wilson experienced the haps and mishaps of a journey to the county capital last week.