Misc. News from the Past

Secor, Woodford County, Illinois Genealogy Trails

The Minonk Journal - Saturday March 4, 1882

  • Wm. Miller, of Groveland, Ill., was on our streets Monday and Tuesday.
  • Thomas Conners, a son-in-law of uncle Ned Wall, has moved here and will work on the section for Donohue.
  • Meine Aue has bought of Heye Flessner the two story building and two lots north of his lumber year; consideration, $400.
  • Jacob Engle, of Metamora, was in town last Monday.
  • M. D. Miller, of St. Louis, is visiting friends and relatives here this week.
  • Our town had a narrow escape Tuesday morning. The lightning struck our new station house and set it on fire. Fortunately a freight train came along and gave the alarm. The citizens soon had it out. The bay window is a ruin.
  • F. M. Richardson and sister Ida, of Pontiac are visiting here. They came to attend the wedding H. L. Steward and Miss Etta Nofsinger.
  • James Kindig returned from Missouri, Wednesday. We knew that he couldn't stay away from his girl.
  • Dad Cannon has moved to town. All right, Dad, plenty of room.
  • Mr. Albert Gerdes and Miss Ida Menssen; and Mr. John Fischer and Miss Mohannah Harms were married at the residence of Meine Aue, Tuesday. We extend our congratulations to John and Albert.
  • Mrs. John and Amos Brown, of Fairbury, Ill., are visiting with their father, Mr. Henry Stewart. We presume they came to attend their brother, Henry's wedding.
  • George Doedon moved to Chatsworth, Ill., Monday.
  • G. Harseim keeps on hand a good assortment of clocks and jewelry, also a full line of furniture of all kinds. He sells the improved New York Singer sewing machine, warranted for five years, cheap. Come and examine for yourself.
  • The little six month's son of G. M. and Candice Burger, died Tuesday, Feb. 21st, of lung fever.
  • The young folks had a surprise party at Mr. R. Johnson's, Thursday night of last week. It was to surprise the Misses May and Lizzie Cole. A good time, so say the boys.
  • Jacob Cole, David Common and E. M. Miller, with their families, started for Denton county, Texas, Tuesday, to make that their future home. Denton county secures three good citizens in Doc, Jake and Dave and we wish them success.
  • E. E. Keeler moved to Lacon, Ill., Tuesday. We did not learn what he is going to do there, but a man of industrious habits, like Ed, will soon find employment.
  • W. R. Richardson has moved to town. He moved into his mother's house.

The Minonk Journal - Thursday, December 31, 1874

  • Some one sent Mrs. Noah Smith a snake by express. She thought it was Frank Kelly as it came from Chenoa. Heated words between her and her stepdaughter Sue Smith led to a quarrel, and a permanent disagreement. Sue is now with the family of Raph Pyle.
  • Noah Smith says he is working for his Savior. Doubtless; if so, the Lord has an apprentice that he knows nothing about.

The Journal (Minonk) - Saturday, February 11, 1882

  • Angelos Viebrook returned from Kansas last Wednesday, where he has been looking at the country the past two weeks.
  • Thomas H. Baldwin, the miller, who has been improving and running the Secor Mill , resigned his position the first of February.
  • F. M. Miller, Esq., of Roanoke, returned from Denton county, Texas, last Monday. He informed us he had located in Denton county and would move his family there in a short time.
  • D. W. Buck and sister started for Pennsylvania on Friday, Jan 27th. Mr. Buck got a telegram that his brother was not expected to live.
  • Watson Lockwood will have a public sale at his farm, three miles northeast of Panola, on Saturday, Feb 25.
  • Jacob Cole will have a public sale at his farm, 2 miles northeast of Secor, on Monday Feb 20.
  • J. A. Jones will have a public sale on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at his residence on the Henry Stevenson farm, 4 miles southwest of Secor, on Wednesday, Feb 22.

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

  • Miss Rosa Arnold, daughter of Wm. and Pleasant Arnold, formerly of this place, has been visiting relatives here.
  • John W. Moreland brought in and sold to Philip Real, 60 head of hogs which averaged 210 pounds. He got $6.45 per hundred.
  • James Brown is very sick, and his recovery is very doubtful.
  • G. B. Hollenbeck went to Chicago last week. D. C. Enyart took his place behind the counter.
  • Mr. James Brown died of consumption Thursday, April, 13th. He leaves a young wife to mourn his loss.
  • Died of consumption, April 13th, John Luderman, aged 17 years. He was the son of Alex. Luderman.
  • The old firm of C. J. & E. Nofsinger will be known in future as C. J. Nofsinger & Co., who will continue the millinery at the old ? and endeavor as heretofore to keep constantly on hand all the latest styles and novelties of the season. Mrs. Etta Stewart is now in Chicago selecting our spring stock, which will be ready for exhibition on the 4th, 5th, and 6th of May. Mrs. C. J. Nofsinger & Co.
  • W. R. Richardson packed his traps last Tuesday and moved to Normal. We are sorry to see Dick go as he is one of the old timers and a good citizen.
  • Our school elation last Tuesday was hotly contested and 87 votes were cast. Pool or no Pool, the majority against Mr. Pool was 37.

The Journal (Minonk) - September 2, 1882

  • Mr. Lyon has given up the hotel building and moved into the VanScyod property.
  • Samuel Patrick and Moses Messenger, of Washburn, were in town Wednesday. Mr. Patrick was looking after his interest in the judgeship.
  • Dry goods, groceries, boots and shoes, fancy dress goods, at G. B. Hollenback's, at lowest living prices. Give him a call, don't forget the place.
  • Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Enyart visited at R. C. Pyles, in Peoria, last Tuesday.
  • Mrs. Joseph Yerion has woven 661 years of carpet, since the 14th of February. Mrs. Yerion is 59 years old.
  • C. R. Richardson and two daughters, Emma and Minnie, of Hard Times Landing are visiting here.

The Inter Ocean March 16, 1876
Secor, Ill March 15 R. Hogdter, a native of Austria, who has been township collector in Palestine township Woodford County, has run away with $1,000 of the public funds, and it is thought has gone to Europe. He leaves a young wife and children.

The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) May 30, 1913
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Miller, a daughter, last Sat.
Mrs. L. E. Williamson ahs sent in her resignation as postmistress at Secor.
Minor Clymon has purchased Oscar Read's saloon and began business Tues.
John and William Van Scyoc, Jacob Hunsinger, and their wives, returned home Tues. from their trip to Texas, Mexico and other points.
Mr. William Rowan, Mrs. Vernon Graybill and Grover Myer went to Eureka Sat. and took the examination for fourth class postmaster.

The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) May 30, 1913
C. A. Kilbury has resigned as position as helper in the power plant of the office of the secretary of state at Springfield

The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) Sep. 19, 1913
Walter Evans of this place [El Paso] won from Alfbert Jacobs, of Secor, in a wrestling match held at Secor, Sat. night. Altho the Secor man out-weighted him twenty-five pounds, Walter won the first fall in five minutes and the second in four.

The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) Aug. 29, 1913
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. August Palm, Thurs., a son.
Henry Flescher, of Nebraska, is visiting his mother, Mrs. F. Koch.
Ellis Gish will give a lecture at the Christian church Sat. evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Cramer, of Danforth, are visiting their daughter, Mrs. Miner Claymon.
Rev. E. Kirchner and Carl Mensen attended the Lutheran meeting at Quincy this week.
Miss Pearl Sherrill, of Pinwood, Ill., is suffering with an attack of appendicitis at her aunt's home, Mrs. Mary Robeson.

The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) Nov. 28, 1913
Mrs. Sally Rankin [from Carlock] is visiting her sick sister at Secor for a while.
Mrs. Fred is sick.
Miss Elsie McMann left Tues. for a visit in Iowa.
Miss Clara Clausen is visiting friends in Champaign.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Seffert left for Akron, Ind., where they will reside.
Thomas Fevers went to Colo, Ia., for a visit with his sons and daughter. Louis expects to move to Minnesota soon.

The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) Feb. 28, 1913
The death of Mrs. Gilead Brown, who resides eight miles south east of this city [Eureka] occurred Thursday afternoon. The deceased was born in Pennsylvania in 1838. She resided there until after her marriage to Gilead Brown, when she came to this state and has made her home in the vicinity of Secor since that time. Her husband died in 1895, since which time she lived with her son and two daughters on the farm. Ten children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Brown, four of whom are still living. Funeral services were held at the Apostolic church in Secor Sun. morning the service being conducted by Rev. Roy L. Moore of Eureka.

The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) Jun. 20, 1913
Miss Augusta Kirchner of this city and Rev. Theodore Herman of Nokomis, Ill., were married at 5:30 o'clock Mon. at the Lutheran church. The bride's father performed the ceremony. She is the second daughter of Rev. and Mrs. E. Kirchner and is well and favorably known, having been teacher in the German school there for several years. The groom is the pastor of the Lutheran church at Nokomis, having succeeded his father as pastor at that place. After a trip and a visit among relatives, they will be at home in Nokomis.

The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) April 4, 1913
Henry Flessner, of Nebraska, is visiting his mother, Mrs. F. Cook.
H. F. Thomas and family left Tues. for Mahomet, where they will reside.
George Klein went to Chenoa to visit his brother, Charles, for a few days the first of the week.
Samuel Hunsinger went to Michigan to gather specimens that are found in that locality at this season.
Gilford Patterson while helping shell corn was caught by the machinery and was very fortunate in getting away with a severely bruised arm.

The Pantagraph, May 27, 1941
Mrs. Andy Whitaker has been ill at her home for the last week with erysipelas, it was reported Saturday.
Darrell Hinds, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fay Hinds, and Jerry Wessel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Weasel, were reported victims of measles Monday.
Paul Heller, young son of Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Heller Jr., who broke his arm Tuesday, was reported getting along satisfactorily Monday.
Lyle Diener was reported recovering from chlckenpox Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Woelfle and family Monday had moved into their new home south of Secor. which Is nearing completion.

The Pantagraph, Feb 29, 1940
Secor Pair
Wed 25 Years
SECOR - Mr. and Mrs. August Jording were surprised at their home on their 23th wedding anniversary Sunday evening by their children, Alvin. Leona Bernadine and Arthur. Others present were: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hassebrock and family of Saybrook: Lewis Bielfeldt, Anchor; Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Knecht and family, El Paso: Mr. and Mrs. John Woelfle and family, Secor; Mr. and Mrs. Christ Jording and family, Roanoke; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin C. Jording and family, Minonk; Miss Anita Gehle. Eureka and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Woelfle and family of Eureka.

The El Paso Journal, Jan 4, 1940, pg. 8
Mrs. Fanny Manninga has been ill at her home the past week.
Miss Mae Frye has been confined to her bed with a severe cold.
Artie Cooper is spending the holidays with relatives In New Albany, Ind.
Mr. and Mrs. Russel Beam of Chicago spent Saturday in the Mrs. Mary Zeiger home.
Mrs. Bertha Baber has stored her household goods and is now located near Towanda.
Walter Spangler returned home Tuesday from a two weeks' visit with relatives in York, Pa.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Vosberg of Avoca, Minn., are visiting In the home of his sister, Mrs. Henry Sengpiel.
Mrs. Katherine Richardson of Cruger spent the week-end at the home of her sister, Mrs. Herman Prior.
Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Webb went to Mt. Morrison, Colo., Monday, where they are caring for a sick relative.
Mr. and Mrs. William Zeiger went to Washburn New Years' day and visited at the home of his son, Ray Zeiger.
Friends will be sorry to learn that Mrs. Con. Search Is ill and is a patient in the Mennonite hospital, Bloomington.
Attorney H. V. Graybill, who has been confined to his home as the result of a nervous breakdown, is slightly better.
Gus Burger and family were New Year's guests in the home of the former's sister-in-law, Mrs. Rebecca Hunsinger.
The members of the Pinochle club entertained their families at a New Year's eve watch party at the home of Mrs. Lydia Diener.
C. E. Potter was taken to a Bloomington hospital Friday evening, threatened with pneumonia. His condition is reported as being favorable.
Kathryn and Dallas Zeiger of Eureka spent the holidays at the home of their grandmother, Mrs. Mary Zeiger.  The children returned home Friday.
Miss Ellen Stanovich, toucher in the Secor grade school, returned Monday from her home In Kewanee where she had been visiting during her vacation.
Relatives received won from Medaryville, Ind., that Mrs. Harry Seggerman is critically ill with pneumonia at her home there.  She was taken ill on Christmas.
The remains of Mrs. Sophia Dargel of Peoria were brought here for Interment Sunday afternoon. She was 79 years of age, and a slater of Mrs. Morris Gassner.
Miss Ruth Webb, a nurse in Brokaw hospital, Bloomington, returned to her duties Sunday after upending a week, convalescing from an operation for appendicitis.
Mr. and Mrs. Cordes Harseim of Peoria called at the Gud Harseim home Saturday, on route to Champaign where they were the guests of friends New Year's.
Mrs. James Lewdly, who has boon convalescing in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Prey of
Bloomington, came home Saturday, her condition slightly improved.
Miss Neva Zeiger returned Monday to her duties as teacher in the Chillicothe school after spending the week here with her mother, Mrs. Mary Zeiger, and Miss Virginia.
The children of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Underwood of Fairbury, who had been spending the vacation with their aunt, Mrs. Russell McBride, and husband, returned to their home Monday, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. McBride.
Mrs. Minnie Nagel returned home Friday evening from Chicago where she spent the holidays with her sons, James and Dr. Frank Nagel. She was accompanied by her nephew, Harold Snyder and wife of Chicago, who returned to their home Sat.
Mr. and Mrs. harry Miller and sons of New Albany, Ind., were holiday guests in the home of the former's cousin, Mrs. Glen Lucas, and family. On Christmas day the two families went to Carlock where they were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schreffert.
Mrs. Mary Zeiger received word last week of the death of her nephew, Rolland Gish, aged 35, at LaCrosse, Wis., after an illness of only one day. He leaves his wife and a 3 year old son. His father, George Gish of Col., and twin brother, Raymond of LaCrosse, also survive.
Jeanette, 6-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Seggerman Jr. of near Toluca, died at her home on New Year's day after a two years' illness. The funeral was held from the home Wednesday afternoon and Interment was in the Secor cemetery. Mrs. Faye Hines and Miss Elsie Seggerman who reside near Secor are aunts.
Mrs. Fanny Mannings, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Capon of Peoria, went to Dana to spend the holiday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Wakeman, and family and to make the acquaintance of the former's new great-grandchild, Carol Kay, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Harrison of that place. Mrs. Harrison was the former Miss Harriett Wakeman.


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