Greene, Butler, Iowa
March 29, 1905
State News in Brief
- Triplets were born the other day to Mr .and Mrs. Martin Faktor of
- Samuel Bowlby, a pioneer resident of Muscatine, is dead at the age
of 83 years.
- Henry Alterkruse, a farmer living near Muscatine, fell from a
wagon box and was severely injured.
- S.F. Miller of Shellsburg, whose elevator was destroyed by fire
last fall, is making preparations to build a new one.
- N.D. Wilson of Coon Rapids was seriously injured by a colt he was
caring for. The colt knocked him down and dragged him a short distance.
- Rev. A.W. McNeal has resigned as pastor of the Congregational
church at Garden Prairie and has accepted the pastorate of the church at
Cawker City, Kan.
- George Kinney, a resident of Cedar county for nearly half a
century, passed away at his home in Fairfield township after a long illness
at the age of 75 years.
- Mrs. Susan J. Glaspell, a resident of Scott county since 1836,
being the second oldest settler in the county, is dead at her home in
Davenport, at the age of 89 years.
- Mrs. John S. Wolf, a pioneer resident of Ottumwa, is dead at the
age of 82 years.
- Mrs. F.A. Taylor, a pioneer resident of Parkersburg, is dead at
the age of 72 years.
- Mr. and Mrs. George Turner of Bedford have just celebrated their
- The country residence of Will Pierce near Green Mountain, was
entirely destroyed by fire.
- Ed Walker and W.P. Leek fought with knives in a Des Moines saloon,
but neither was seriously injured.
- Three frame buildings on the levee at Chariton, two of which were
liquor joints, were destroyed by fire.
- John A. Carlson, a C., B. & Q. fireman, fell from his engine at
Ottumwa and was almost instantly killed.
- Ray Nyemaster, cashier at the Atalissa Savings bank, has been
appointed Congressman Dawson's private secretary.
- George Krekel of Burlington, who attempted to assassinate
ex-Congressman Seerley, has been sent to the insane asylum.
- Marshall Fielding, who shot and killed his wife at Buxton last
fall, has been found guilty of manslaughter at Oskaloosa.
- Arthur Wyatt, the Des Moines young man who was accidentally shot
while hunting, has died from the effects of his wounds.
- J.S. Goss of Atlantic has been named by Gov. Cummins to succeed
the late Fletcher Howard on the pharmacy commission.
- Levi Eckel, a resident of Muscatine for forty-two years, died at
his home in that city from the effects of a fall, at the age of 82 years.
- It is reported that D.W. Junkin will soon resign as postmaster at
Rock Rapids and already there is a great scrambling among a number of
- The first injunction taken out under the mulct law in Scott county
was put on record when the saloon of Walker & Merchant at Davenport was
- Willie Purcell, a Des Moines boy, while hunting, accidentally
discharged his gun and lost both hands. Amputation below the elbow was
- George M. Binks, after an illness of one month, passed away at his
home in Ottumwa. He was 69 years old and was a pioneer Methodist minister
- Isaiah Idle, a farmer living near Letts, was thrown from his buggy
and badly hurt. He is 60 years old and on account of his age it is feared
the injuries will result fatally.
- A train en route from Walcott to Davenport ran down a peddler
about six miles out of Davenport. The horse was killed, the wagon smashed to
pieces but the peddler escaped unhurt.
- Charles C. Conkling, of Des Moines, who was recently injured in an
accident, was arrested at Council Bluffs on a charge of forgery. An
examination developed the fact that he was insane.
- The following Iowa people have received appointments: John A.
Nelson of Webster City, appointed a carpenter at Fort Belknap Indian school,
Montana; Gabriel Steele of Sioux City, appointed assistant engineer in
Genoa, Neb., Indian school.
- Frank M. Leet, president of the Commercial bank at Audubon, fell
in some manner in his back yard and broke his leg. When his family returned
home they found him lying on the ground in an unconscious condition. His
condition at present is critical.
- Fred B. Hoffman, of Des Moines, who killed his wife a couple of
weeks ago and then attempted suicide, is dying of remorse. His wound was not
a fatal one, but it served to demonstrate to him the enormity of his act and
he has been overcome with remorse since.
- Mrs. Serl Fields, a little girl of but 15 years old, was arrested
in Ottumwa, having run away from her home in Oskaloosa. The poor girl told a
sad tale. Two or three years ago her father and mother were divorced and the
mother was married a second time. Her stepfather insisted on her being
married and last fall she was married to a drunken miner, whom she left
after a few weeks. This miner secured a divorce on the ground of desertion
and the step-father again insisted that the girl should marry. To escape him
she ran away from home. She probably will be returned to Oskaloosa.
- Wilbur Beem, a small boy at Harlan, with other boys ran up a long
stairway to take a peek at a dance which was in progress. When they gained
the top of the stairway the door opened and the boys started down the
stairs. Young Beem fell and rolled to the bottom and was seriously injured.
Posted at this site with Cathy's permission
Cathy Joynt Labath
Iowa Old Press
July 20, 1870
3-WD Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa
Levi Eckel, 47, lumberman, Pennsylvania
Catherine Eckel, 43, keeping house, Pennsylvania
Sarah Eckel, 17, Pennsylvania, attending school
Irene Eckel, 7, Pennsylvania, attending school
Sally Eckel, 4, Iowa
June 8, 1880
Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa
Page 25Enumeration District Number 248
Levi Eckel, self, 58, married, lumber dealer, Pennsylvania,Pennsylvania,
Catherine Eckel, wife, 53, keeping house, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania,
Irene Eckel, daughter, 17, single, at home, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania,
Stella Eckel, daughter, 14, single, at home, Iowa, Pennsylvania,Pennsylvania
June 10, 1900
Muscatine Township, Muscatine County, Iowa
Sheet Number 31AEnumeration District Number 105
Levi Eckel, head, March 1823, 77, married 53 years, Pennsylvania,
Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, retired lumberman
Catherine Eckel, wife, July 1827, 72, married 53 years, 7 children 2living,
Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania
Sadie I. Briggs, servant, April 1884, 16, single, Iowa, Iowa, Iowa,domestic