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1. The New Year opening on Sunday, is passed quietly, the usual festivities being postponed to the next day.  Dedication of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

2. Annual Sociable of South Trenton Lodge, I.O.O.F. at Washington Hall.

4. Annual election of officers by the Improved O. R. M.

5. Annual meeting and election of officers by Spartacus Lodge, K. of  P.  Mild weather and a thaw.  A good ice crop already gathered.  Election of officers by the Hand in Hand S. F. E. Company.

6. Installation of officers of the U. O. of S. W. M. of New Jersey.

8. Snow; thermometer, 19°.

9. Ball of Eagle B. B. Club at Freese Hall.  Clear and cold weather.  Members of the Legislature and candidates for office arrive; caucuses of the parties held.

10. Meeting of the Legislature; Edward BettIe, of Camden, elected President of the Senate, and Albert P. Condit, of Essex, Speaker of the House.  Secretary of the Senate, John F. Babcock; Clerk of the House, Alexander M. Cumming.  Annual Message of Governor Randolph delivered. Cold weather and good skating.

12. Weather very mild and springlike; thermometer 52° at noon.

13. The weather continues very warm.

14. Harry L. Wright, son of Aaron Wright, shot himself accidentally.

15. The warmth of the weather increases; thermometer up to 62° at noon.

16. Anniversary of the Children's Home celebrated at Taylor Hall.  Annual Ball of the Delaware S. F. E. Company at Washington Hall.

17. Mercer Courts open. Republican Caucus for U. S. Senator; F. T. Frelinghuysen nominated.  State Temperance Convention.

18. Annual meeting of the Grand Lodge of F. and A. M. of New Jersey.  Annual meeting of Central Agricultural Society and State Agricultural Society.

19. Annual meeting of the New Jersey Historical Society.  Editorial Association of New Jersey held its annual meeting.

20. Festival of the friends of the Union Street M. E. Church, at Washington Hall.

23. Cold weather again; thermometer 9° at 7 in the morning, and 18° at noon; snow; an inclement day.

24. F. T. Frelinghuysen elected U. S. Senator.  Fine sleighing.  Sudden death of George Vanderveer, proprietor of the Jackson Hotel.

25. Model School Commencement.  Meeting of the Grand Division of Sons of Temperance at Temperance Hall.

26. Henry S. Little confirmed by the Senate as Clerk in Chancery.  The trains detained by snow.  Weather still cold; thermometer down to 3° at 7 in the morning.  Normal School Commencement.

27. Sleighing the order of the day, after a heavy fall of snow.

28. James Marsh tried and convicted of shooting at the Manager of Wilson's Mill.

29. Weather moderates, and indications of a thaw.

31. Weather continues to moderate, and a rapid thaw sets in, rendering streets almost impassable.  Thermometer during the month: highest, 15th, 62°; lowest, 26th, 3°.


1. Meeting of the New Jersey Pharmaceutical Association; bill to regulate the dispensing of drugs agreed upon.  Annual ball of the Shad Hose.

4. Annual election of officers by the Board of Trade.  Francis Souders found guilty of election rioting in the U. S. District Court.  The chess players of Trenton have a game with Jersey City players by telegraph, and win.

5. Another cold snap; thermometer down to 6° at 7 A. M.

6. Annual ball of the American Hose Company.

7. The American Saw Company's Works destroyed by fire. Meeting of the Mercer County Medical Society.  Annual Meeting of the Trustees of the Normal School; the resignation of Dr. John S. Hart tendered and accepted. Public meeting to consider the question of a new asylum.  Snow.  A brakeman on the Western Express train killed between Trenton and Princeton.  Annual meeting of the New Jersey Democratic Association.

9. Fair at the Perry street Chapel. The Old Phoenix Hotel sold, and the work of removing it commenced.

12. Another snow storm; sleighing.

13. The sleighing good, and lovers of the sport out in large numbers.  Citizen's Ball at Washington Hall for the benefit of the poor.

14. St. Valentine's Day. Another heavy snow storm; trains detained.

16. Joint Meeting; Josephus Sooy elected State Treasurer, Albert L. Runyon Comptroller, and R. H. Howell State Prison Keeper.

18. Running of cars resumed on the horse-railroad, sleighs having been in use for some time.  Thermometer to 50°.  Burglary at the house of Mr. Clegg, in Perry street.  Violent rain storm; streets flooded and cellars inundated in some parts of the city.

19. Reopening of St. Michael's Episcopal Church.  The river very high.

20. The body of John Dugan found in the Water Power.

22. Washington's birthday observed as a holiday.  Ball of the Harmony S. F. E. Company.  The Soldier's Children's Home visited by the Legislature.

23. Meeting of the Normal School Trustees; Mr. Lewis M. Johnston elected Principal to succeed Dr. Hart, resigned.

25. Warm weather; thermometer 60° at noon.  Festival of the Warren Street M. E. Chapel at Washington Hall.  The slaughter house of Hill & Brother, between Lamberton and Centre streets, burned.

27. Closing of potteries for want of coal.

28. February term of the Supreme Court commenced.  Thermometer during the month: highest, 25th, 65°; lowest 5th, 6°.


1. Joint Meeting, and election of State Prison Appraisors and Commissioners of Deeds.  Free High School meeting in the Assembly Chamber; addresses by Dr. McCosh, Dr. Campbell, and Prof. Gillman.  The appointment of Israel Howell as Postmaster confirmed.

2. Fair and festival of Lady Masons at Washington Hall.  Rain and very warm weather.

7. Operations resumed at the Mercer Zinc Works, after three months suspension.  Meeting of Common Council and annual report of Treasurer made.

8. Water let into the feeder.  Secretary of State Kelsey holds a reception at the Trenton House.  Quarterly Conference of the Trinity M. E. Church, Perry street, and a motion adopted asking that the General Conference return to them Rev. Mr. Lawrence for another year.

9. Mr. Horatio N. Harrington, of this city, killed accidentally in a mill at Easton.  A heavy fog.

11. Concert and exhibition at the Trinity M. E. Church.

12. Third anniversary of the Juvenile Missionary Society at the State Street M. E. Church.  Two convicts escape from the State Prison - Jeremiah Storms and Charles Fox.  The forty hours devotion in the Catholic Church.

13. Navigation reopened on the Delaware Raritan Canal.  Postmaster Howell enters upon his duties.  Meeting of the Court of Errors and Appeals.  The Edwin Forrest resumes her trips.

14. The Mercer County Medical Society meet and pass resolutions of respect to the memory of Dr. Grant.  Large number of boats and steamers going through the canal.

16. The Democrats celebrate the Democratic victory in New Hampshire with a dinner at the United States Hotel.

17. St. Patrick's Day; parade of the Emmet Guard.  Accident on the railroad near Camden; no lives lost.

19. Dedication of the Sixth Ward Baptist Chapel; sermon by Rev. G. W. Lasher, pastor of the First Baptist Church.  The river very high from recent rains; but no damage done.  Fire in stables of Prior & Son: five horses and other contents burned.  The store of Thomas Manning on Higbee street, broken into.

20. Hon. H. S. Little entered upon his duties as Clerk in Chancery.

22. Rafts coming down; spring weather.

25. Graduating exercises at Trenton Business College.  Wm. McQuillion, a workman in the Phoenix Iron Works, struck in the eye by a piece of machinery and blinded.  Wm. H. Jacques escapes from the State Prison.  Meeting of the Directors of the Mercer and Mechanics' Loan Association; Peter Crozer elected Secretary, Joseph T. Welling Treasurer, Wm. Hancock Auditor.

27. Annual election of officers by the Odd Fellows' Lodges.  Meeting of Directors of Mercer and Somerset R. R. Co.; a call of 20 per cent on the capital stock made; Mr. C. B. Rossell appointed Superintendent.  Jacques, the escaped prisoner, recaptured and returned to his cell.

28. Meeting of citizens of Third Ward in favor of paving Broad street.  Mr. Josephus Sooy enters upon his duties as State Treasurer.

29: The Legislature passes the Jersey City Charter over the veto.  John La Rue, conductor on the Belvidere Railroad, injured.

30. Joint Meeting of the Legislature; several Commissioners of Deeds appointed.

31. Public meeting at Taylor Hall to discuss the license question.  Thermometer during the month: highest, 9th, 71°; lowest, 5th, 35°.


1. Palm Sunday; ceremonies in the Episcopal and Catholic Churches.  Reopening of the Greene Street M. E. Church.  A wet moving day.

3. Accident on the railroad, near the Broad Street Tunnel; a brakeman falls from the cars and is killed.  Fire in the stables of the Eagle Hotel.  Meeting of Common Council to grant licences.  Dr. Hart surrenders his charge of the Normal School to Professor Johnson.  Opinions delivered in the Court of Errors and Appeals.

4. Charter election at Princeton; Charles O. Hudnut elected Mayor.  Democratic primary meetings.  Dr. W. W. D. Philips elected State Prison Physician by the Board of Inspectors.

5. Fire in a building of the Canal Company at No. 3 Lock; damage about $200; during the alarm, Mr. Alfred S. Barnes run over by the Trenton Hose Carriage and injured.

6. Democratic City Convention; John Briest nominated for Mayor, R. S. Woodruff for Receiver of Taxes, Dr. C. Shepherd for School Superintendent, and C. B. Vansyckel, Daniel B. Coleman, Martin Koegan, Benjamin Walton and Geo. E. Fell for Chosen Freeholders.

7. The body of Mrs. Sarah C. Gallagher found in the canal.  Republican City Convention: Benjamin Moorehouse nominated for Mayor, E. E. Hooker for Receiver, Dr. Leavitt for School Superintendent, and Robert S. Johnson, John Lee, Mark Moses, Edward Young and James Nicklin for Chosen Freeholders.

8. Summer weather; thermometer 84° at noon.

10. City election. The Democratic city ticket is elected; Council stands 10 Democrats to 11 Republicans.  Ball of the Emmett Guards at Washington Hall. The children of the German Lutheran School visit the Soldier's Children's Home, accompanied by their pastor, Mr. Gardiner, to celebrate Easter with them.  Reunion of the officers of the Thirty-fourth Regiment at the National Hotel.

11. Meeting of the New Brunswick Presbytery in the Second Presbyterian Church.  The Commissioners on Public Buildings in Trenton visit the sites proposed but make no decision. Firemen's Convention; John A. Weart elected Chief Engineer; Charles H. Dougherty Assistant south of the creek, and Charles L. Combs Assistant north of the creek.

12. Constable Lythgoe shot by Joe Johnston.  Annual Corporation Dinner.  City Canvassers meet and adjourn.

13. Adjourned meeting of City Canvassers; vote counted; Briest's majority, 334; Woodruff's majority, 423; Shepherd's majority, 313.  The session of the New Brunswick Presbytery closed.

17. Mayor Briest enters upon his duties.  Meeting and organization of Council; R. C. Belville elected President, E. E. Hooker City Clerk, Joshua Jones City Treasurer, J. Aitken City Solicitor, and Matthew Moses City Marshal.

18. Meeting of the State House officials in memory of the late Comptroller, McDonald.  Michael Higgins severely injured at the Rolling Mill.

20. Sharp lightning and thunder storm, followed by heavy rain.

22. Entertainment by the friends of the Evangelical Lutheran Christ Church at Washington Hall.  Burglary at the house of Mr. Mershon, on the Princeton pike.

24. Benefit of the Union Fire Company at Taylor Opera House.

25. Fire at Princeton; the stables at Nassau Hotel destroyed; fourteen horses burned.  Fifteenth Anniversary of the Young Men's Christian Association celebrated.

26. Parade of the Third Batallion, N. G., for target practice.  The Fifty-second Anniversary of Odd Fellowship celebrated at Newark.

29. Captain John Slover, of the steamboat Raritan, found dead at the wheel.  Thunder storm.

30. Thermometer during the month: highest, 9th, 85°; lowest, 1st and 6th, 40°.


1. Twelfth annual ball of the Eagle Fire Company.

2. Convention of friends of the Sabbath Schools at the First Baptist Church assembled.

3. Match game between the Trenton Base Ball Club and the Athletics of Philadelphia; won by the Athletics, 14 to 4.  The new police sworn in.  Excavations  for the additions to the State House begun.  Annual election of officers by the Eagle S. F. E. Company.

7. The shops and stables of the Delaware and Raritan Canal Company, near the Wire Mill basin, destroyed by fire. The buildings and two mules burned; loss, $15,000.

8. Closing meeting of the Old Board of Freeholders.  Meeting of Greene street property owners on the pavement question. A little girl named Mary Lundergan drowned in Baker's Basin.

10. Annual meeting of the stockholders of the Joint Companies; election of directors; the lease discussed. A great blast at Grant's quarries; 50 kegs of powder exploded.  Meeting and organization of the New Board of Freeholders; Charles B. Vansyckel elected Director, Samuel Johnson Clerk, and Orrin B Faussett Collector.

12. Concert and exhibition at the Trinity M. E. Church.  Meeting of  Democratic Association and election of officers.

13. A young woman named Ann Corbitt fatally burned while attempting to pour kerosene oil on the fire.  Benefit of the America Hose Company at Taylor Opera House.  The Trenton Base Ball club go to Philadelphia to play the return match with the Athletics.  The Trenton Cricket Club have their first game of the season.

14. Grand sacred concert in St. Mary's Catholic Church.  Fifty-fifth anniversary of Sunday Schools at the First Baptist Church.

15. Benefit of St. John's Church at Taylor Opera House.

16. Meeting of Council; resignation of E. E. Hooker as City Clerk and Benjamin Moorehouse elected.  Meeting of delegates of the Protestant Sunday Schools, and resolutions adopted to hold a general Sabbath School celebration.

17 Joseph Jopp dies from fatal injuries at the Rolling Mill.

21. Strawberries plentiful.  Thermometer among the eighties.

23. Fire in the house of Mr. Cobert on Warren street; loss small.  Mission in St. Mary's Catholic Church.

27. A wind storm, it prevails with great violence at Hightstown; buildings blown down; the rain falls in torrents.  Two men killed on the railroad at Monmouth Junction.

28. Fire at the house of Mr. Shields; loss about $400.

29. Reception of the Columbia Hose of Germantown, by the Eagle S. F. E. Company; presentation to the Eagle of a hose carriage by the Columbia.  The public School Commission hold a meeting in this city.

30. Decoration of the soldiers' graves; addresses by Rev. Mr. Thorn, Rev. Mr. Kennedy and Mr. F. S. Mills.  Strawberry festival by the ladies of the First Baptist Church at Washington Hall.

31. Thermometer during the month: highest, 30th, 89°; lowest, 5th and 6th, 48°.


1. Fire in the rag room of Wilson's wool mill.  Jubilee of Mercer Degree Lodge, I. O. O. F., in Morrisville Grove.

2. Public meeting on the pavement question at Taylor Opera House.  Exhibition of the Mission School connected with the Central Baptist Church.

3. A hot day, the thermometer 89° at noon and 88° at evening.

4. Twenty-second anniversary of the Third Presbyterian Church Sunday School.  Another hot day; thermometer over 90°.

5. A deputation of the Hibernia S. F. E. Company, No. 1, of Philadelphia, visit Trenton as the guests of the Good Will.  James Toy arrested for ringing a false alarm of fire and fined.

6. Strawberry Festivals at the Central Baptist Church, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and in the Chapel of the First Presbyterian Church, Warren street.  June term of the Supreme Court commences.

7. Another severe thunder and lightning storm, attended by rain.

8. Festival of Corpus Christi in the Catholic Churches.

10. Game between the Trenton nine and the Forest City nine, of Rockford, Ill., the latter winning.

11. Children's communion at St. Mary's Church; large attendance.

13. Ironworkers' picnic at Morrisville Grove.  The Shad Hose start on their annual excursion.

14. Seventh Anniversary of the Baptist Association at the Central Church.  The military companies attend the drill at Elizabeth.  A man named Carney has his foot severed by a canal boat rope at the Prison lock.

l5. Fiftieth anniversary of the Eagle S. F. E. Company celebrated at their engine house.  Base ball match between the Resolutes and Trentons; Resolutes win.  Intelligence received of the drowning of Mr. W. P. Brewer, at Ogdensburg.

19. A young man named John Cox, son of Patrick Cox, of Trenton, shot at Philadelphia accidentally, and brought home; the wound proves fatal.  Exhibition at Taylor Opera House for the benefit of St. Mary's Church.

20. Heavy rain, and thunder storm.

22. Normal Schoo1 commencement.  Anniversary at the Hightstown Classical and Scientific Institute.  Fire in the straw shed of Young & Son's pottery.

23. Proceedings commenced in the Court of Chancery against the railroad lease.

24. Attempt at murder on the Old Delaware Bridge; a man pushed from a train and found by the watchman in an insensible condition.  Another thunder storm.

26. Commencement week at Princeton.  Picnic of friends of St. John's Church at Edge Hill.  Drivers' picnic at Morrisville Grove.

28. Commencement day at Princeton.

29. Teachers and scholars of the Third Presbyterian Church picnic in Morrisville Grove.  Fire at the Wire Mill; extinguished without damage.

30. Closing of the Public Schools for the Summer vacation.  Excursion and picnic of the friends of the M. E. Sunday School, Perry Street.  Thermometer during month: highest, 4th, 90°; lowest, 27th and 30th 60°.


3. Picnic of School of St. John Catholic Church, at Edge Hill.  Narrow escape from drowning in the Feeder; Martin Heeley falls in, his mother tries to save him, and both are rescued by Patrick Gorey.

4. Independence Day; general observance; parade by Company A; picnic by the St. Mary's School at Edge Hill; The Tarneerein at Hetzel's and the Delaware S. F. E. company at Morrisville Grove; festival of the Central M. E. Church in Washington Hall.  A boy named Cahill injured in face by the bursting of a bottle of gunpowder; Frank Kale hurt by the same explosion; Moses Wilkes injured in the hand by the explosion of a pistol; Henry Lewis also injured by the bursting of a Roman candle in his hand.  Railroad collision at Monmouth Junction, no one injured.

5. Two dead bodies found; one in a vacant lot near the Emmet Guards' Armory, identified as Richard W. Snear; jury find that death was caused by excessive drink and exposure; the other body found in the canal near Field's foundry, identified as Geo. Bradshaw a potter; verdict of accidental drowning.

6. Fearful thunder and lightning; Mr. Burroughs Hunt struck by the electric fluid at his house in Front st., but recovers; Mrs. Stewart, Peace street, also struck, but not seriously hurt.  The storm renewed at night, accompanied by heavy rain; weather very warm.  Semi-annual election of Hand-in-Hand; C. B. Cogill elected President, and J. S. Kiger, Secretary.

7. Accident to Joseph Lawton, painter; a scaffolding on which he was standing gave way, precipitating him to the ground; he escapes with painful bruises.

8. Special meeting of the Board of Freeholders, in memory of Lewis R. Wilkinson; a deceased member.  The Resolute Juniors play the Trenton, and win.

10. A child, four years old, of Mr. Tucker, falls from the third story window, and is insensible for some days.

11. Masonic excursion to Long Branch; about 700 persons go.

12. The Trenton B. B. Club go to Easton to play the Neptunes; the Trentons win, 13 to 13.  Picnic of teachers and scholars of the Second Presbyterian Church at Morrisville Grove.  A very hot, sultry day.  Meeting of the Board of Freeholders; a committee appointed relative to the employment of prisoners in the jail.  The leg of Washington Reed broken by a bale of cotton falling upon it at the steamboat wharf.  ‑‑‑ Hunt, foreman at Furman & Kite's, injured by a circlar saw.  Mrs. Smith, residing in Willow street, falls down stairs with a pitcher in her hand, and is badly cut and injured.

13. Fire in Pike alley; damage slight.

15. Peach and floral festival by Chosen Friend Lodge, No. 3, at Washington Hall.  Game between the Carpenters' and Nonpareil B. B. Clubs; the Carpenters win, 20 to 13.

16. A severe thunder and lightning storm prevails over a wide section.

17. The early closing movement inaugurated by some of the storekeepers.  Joseph Marks, a workman in a brick yard, breaks his leg for the third time during the year.

18. Geo. Gerwin dies from injuries received at Armstrong's paper mill.  After a long term of heat. A fall in the thermometer, and cooler weather.

20. Captain John Dobbins accidentally shot by the discharge of his pistol.  Return game between the Trenton nine and Neptunes; the Trentons win.  Weather continues agreeable.

21. Election of Captain and Second Lieutenant of Company B, Taylor Zouaves.  James C. Manning elected Captain; Ambrose M. Hendershott, Second Lieutenant.  A number of citizens improve the fine weather by a picnic to Merchant's Island.

22. Patrick Scullion, a boatman employed by Prior & Son, drowned in the Feeder near Greensburg.

23. Captain John Dobbins dies from the effects of the wound received on the 20th.

24. Thomas Stanton, a workman at the Rolling Mill, loses a finger in the machinery.  Rudolph Sweet, aged seven years, falls into Grant's Basin and is drowned.

25. The lease question commenced in the Court of Chancery.  Heavy rain.

27. Another severe thunder storm with vivid lightning; a high wind and heavy rain; a house in course of construction in Lamberton street blown down; another partially erected in Centre street moved from its foundation; trees torn up and other damage done.

28. Excursion by the friends of the Central Baptist Church.

29. Special election for Freeholder in Hamilton township; election of Mr. Hutchinson, Republican.

31. More thunder and sharp lightning; heavy rain.  Asa Lanning, who resided in Lamberton street, falls from a train and is killed.  Thermometer during the month; highest, 6th 90°; lowest, 25th 62°.  Amount of rain fallen during the month, 6 inches 54-100ths.


1. Picnic of the Sabbath School of the State Street M. E. Church at Morrisville Grove.  Game between the Trenton Nine and the Champions, of Jersey City; the Trentons win.

2. An old-fashioned clambake by some of our citizens at Edge Hill.

3. The Trenton Nine go to Waverly to play the Amateurs of Newark; Trentons victorious.  Wm. Whiteside, an engineer at Carr's machine shop, has a finger crushed; amputation necessary.

4. Charles Marshall, aged 17 years, killed on the railroad.  A sultry, oppressive day; thermometer at 90°.

7. Ground broken for the Nicholson pavement in Greene street.  Home and home game between the Trentons and Resolute Junios, resulting in favor of the Trentons.

8. A man named James Walsh attacked a young lady with a knife at the house of Joseph Little; arrested, and makes a desperate struggle in the Mayor's Office; finally locked up in the County Jail.  Severe thunder and lightning, and heavy rain; three houses on the White Horse road, occupied severally by Zeikwolf, Pfister and Fox, struck by lightning; considerable damage done; Mrs. Fox knocked down and child burned; Mr. And Mrs. Pfister and child stunned.

9. Picnic of children of Central Baptist Church at Baker's Basin.

15. William O'Brien, Captain of the canal boat Mary, drowned in the canal, near the East Trenton potteries.  Odd Fellows' Excursion to Long Branch; train of twenty-one cars, containing nearly a thousand passengers.

16. A prisoner named James McCormick makes his escape from the State Prison and is recaptured.  More thunder and lightning and heavy rain.  Henry Estelow injured by an accident at Carr's works.  Great damage by the storm in different parts of the county; rise in the Assanpink and damage to mills and dams.

17. A little boy, Thomas Boox, drowned in the Feeder at Cook's bridge.

21. Reception of the Washington Fire Company of Elizabeth by the Harmony, and the Northern Liberty Hose of Philadelphia by the Eagle; grand parade in the afternoon and ball in the evening.

22. Tenth Annual Picnic of the Good Will; the Harmony take their guests to see the Asylum and other sights.

24. Temperance Harvest Home at Hamilton Square; addresses by Horace Greeley and others.

25. Three thunder and lightning storms during the day, with heavy rain.

28. America Hose have their twelfth annual picnic at Edge Hill.

29. Game of base ball between the City Hall Nine and the Eurekas; the Eurekas win.  Excursion of children of the Soldiers' Children's Home to Atlantic City.

30. Louis C. Harold, a brakeman on the railroad, brought to the Trenton Alms House, haven fallen from the train near Princeton Junction, and been badly mutilated.

31. A boy named Joseph Snorbus entangled in the machinery at Saxon Mills; leg badly mutilated, and amputation necessary.  Extensive freshet; river filled with floating lumber.  Thermometer during the month: highest, 4th 90°; lowest; 20th, 62°.  Amount of rain fallen during the month, 5 inches 1-100ths.  Ten thunder showers during the month; thirty-three thunder showers since April 20th.


2. Game between the Trenton Base Ball Club and the Atlantics of Brooklyn, for the amateur championship; Atlantics win; 13 to 5.

4. Republican ward meetings to elect delegates to the State Convention.  Game between the Amateurs, of Trenton, and the Unions, of Camden; the Unions win, 19 to 14.  Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Le thrown from their wagon and injured, in State street.  County Board of Assessors met.  The part of Greene street paved with Nicholson pavement opened for travel.  The houses of Thos. Van Horn and ‑‑ Clugston, in West State street, entered and robbed.

5. Charles Hunt, a workman at Furman & Kite's, loses three fingers from a circular saw.  Game between the Trenton Nine and Resolutes Jr; Trentons win, 27 to 5.  Fine weather.

6. The Orientals, of Brooklyn, play the Trenton nine and are beaten.

7. Republican State Convention; Cornelius Walsh nominated for Governor.  Michael Mullen killed by a train while walking on the track near Lawrence Station.

9. Benefit of the Good Will at Taylor Opera House.  The Trenton nine play the Experts, of Philadelphia, and win, 16 to 9.

10. Jonathan Brooks dies after making an ante mortem statement charging George Lawton with assaulting him and causing his death.

11. Democratic primaries to elect delegates to the State Convention.  Performance by amateurs at Taylor Opera House for the benefit of St. John's Church.  An iron beam falls on Thomas Convery at the Rolling Mill basin and fractures his leg.

12. Inquest on the body of Jonathan Brooks; verdict that death resulted from injuries at the hands of George Lawton.  Argument of the lease question resumed in the Court of Chancery.  Game between Trenton nine and Atlantics, of Brooklyn; Trenton, 21, Athletics, 17.

13. Democratic State Convention; large audience; Joel Parker nominated for Governor.  Opening of the School House attached to St. Mary’s Church in Bank street.

14. Robert Heiss, while at work on a telegraph pole in Factory street, falls to the ground from a height of more than thirty feet, and dies in a few moments.  Sale of the restaurant stands of the Central Agricultural Society

15. A youth, John Kelly, falls among the machinery at Golding's  Flint Mill, and is killed.

16. Captain McGuire drowned at No. 4 Lock, by falling from a canal boat.  George Whitehead had his legs broken by the caving in of the earth, while working on the railroad near Pond Run.

18. Night march of the Knights Templar.  Festival at the Trinity M. E. Church building.  The body of a dead baby found on the banks of the Delaware, in the Sixth Ward.

19. Opening of the Fair of the Central Agricultural Society.  Game between the Trenton nine and the Jersey City Champions; Champions win, 11 to 3.  Palestine Commandery leave for Baltimore, to attend the Grand Commandery.

20 Second day of the Fair; weather cloudy, but large attendance.  Wm. A. Hughes, a boy of the Soldiers’ Children’s Home, drowned in the canal.

22. Great tub race on the Delaware; six contestants; B. F. Krier wins.  Election of officers by Mercer Degree Lodge, No. 3, I. O. O. F.

23. Return of the Knights Templar from Baltimore.

25. The Stockton Street Market building sold at auction; Alpheus Swayze the purchaser for $17,500. 

Thirty members of the Eagle S. F. E. Company start on an excursion to Washington.  Red Cloud Tribe, J. O. R. M., celebrate their anniversary with a supper in Odd Fellows’ Hall, South Trenton.

26. Mrs. Sassamon, confined in the Jail preparatory to being sent to the Asylum, attempts suicide by hanging.

27. Meeting of the Convocation of New Brunswick at St. Michael’s Church.  Thunder storm.

30. Return of the Eagle excursionists; reception by the Trenton Hose; parade, collation at Assembly Room.  Game between the Trenton nine and the George M. Roth nine, of Philadelphia; Trenton win, 16 to 6.  The house of Mrs. Murray, corner of Academy and Stockton streets, entered and robbed.  Thermometer during the month: highest, 6th, 80°; lowest, 21st, 42°.


2. Arrival and welcome of the Phoenix Hose of Poughkeepsie, as guests of the Union; torchlight procession in the evening, banquet at Freese Hall, and ball at Washington Hall.  Accident to Patrick McDonough at the Rolling Mill; he is badly scalded in boiling water.

3. Mercer Courts open.  A young man named Merritt Lewis, buried by the caving in of a sewer at Hightstown and killed.

4. Departure of the Phoenix Hose for home. The Trenton nine defeat the Orientals.

5. Patrick McDonough died from the scalds received at Rolling Mill.  Address of Hon. John. T. Bird, before the Democratic Association.

7. Wm. Everett accidentally chopped off the forefinger of his left hand.  A colored man named Dickeson, drowned in the canal.

8. Feast of St. Francis of Assisum in the Catholic Churches.

9. Parade of Taylor Zouaves in the evening.  Republican primaries for county delegates.  The house of Mr. G. D. W. Vroom on West State street, entered and robbed; attempts made to enter other dwellings in the vicinity.

10. News of the Chicago disaster; proclamation of Mayor Briest recommending a public relief meeting; Common Council meets and appropriates a thousand dollars; Trenton Council; No. 18, O. U. A. M.,  gives $25.

11. Large Chicago Relief Meeting at Taylor Opera House; Council requested to issue bonds for $10,000 to be devoted to the sufferers; donations amounting to $7,000 subscribed; committee appointed to solicit subscriptions.

12. The employees of the New Jersey Steel and Iron Company hold a meeting, and subscribe $700 to the Chicago fund.  The ladies at work for the Chicago sufferers; clothing made and forwarded.  John Reed, a mason, injured by the falling debris of a wall at the State House.  Common Council meet and pass an ordinance for the issue of bonds for the Chicago relief.

13. Meeting of ladies at Freese Hall to devise further means for Chicago relief.  The Council hold another meeting in the morning, and pass the bond ordinance.

14. Republican County Convention at Ewingville; Charles Hewitt nominated for Senator; Thomas Crozer for Sheriff.  Game between the Trenton and Bristol nine for the benefit of the Chicago fund.

15. Laying of the cornerstone of the new hospital; procession of societies; address by Father Graselli.  Fire in Suber’s grocery store in Warren street; slight damage.

16. Trial of Geo. Lawton for manslaughter commenced.

17. Second day of Lawton's trial; the jury acquit him.  Registration day.

18. Chancellor Zabriskie renders his decision in the lease case, removing the injunction.  Democratic County Convention at Princeton; C. V. Mead nominated for Senator.  State Convention of the Temperance Alliance at Temperance Hall.

23. Politics running high; meeting of German citizens to denounce the Registry Law.  Republican Assembly Convention; Dr. R. R. Rogers nominated.  The Chicago Relief Fund foots up over $20,000.

24. Republican ratification meeting; speeches by Charles Hewitt, F. T. Frelinghuysen and Major Pangborn.  First Assembly District Democratic Convention at Ewingville; Geo. Painter nominated.

25. Parade, inspection and target practice of companies A, B, C, and D National Guard.  Third Assembly Democratic District Convention; Joseph H. Grover nominated.  Tableaux Vivants at the Normal School.  The State Prison lighted with gas for the first time.

26. Severe thunder storm; vivid lightning; heavy fall of rain.

27. Great Democratic meeting at Taylor Hall; speeches by John P. Stockton, Joel Parker, Hon. R. Gilchrist and C. V. Mead.  James Yost, a blacksmith, killed while walking on the Belvidere and Delaware Railroad track.

29. Fire at the house of Isaac Davis, Jackson street; damage slight.

30. First annual ball of St. Peter’s Beneficial Society in Washington Hall.  A train runs off the track between Trenton and Bordentown; one man slightly bruised.

3l. “All Hollow E’en”. Democratic Assembly Convention; Casper Martino nominated.  A man walks into the canal at the State street bridge, the night being very dark, and the lamp not lighted.  Judge Vansyckle's house, on Greenwood avenue , entered and robbed.  Thermometer during the month: highest, 11th 66°; lowest, 30th 38°.


1. Politics warm, and the canvass active.  German Democratic mass meeting; Democratic meeting in the Fourth Ward.  John Bayron, watchman at Wilson's Mill found in an insensible condition in the mill from a stroke of apoplexy, and dies the following day.

2. Last day of registration; number of voters registered: First Ward, 638; Second Ward, 545; Third Ward, 947; Fourth Ward, 778; Fifth Ward, 846; Seventh Ward, 727.  Festival of Moax Tribe, No. 5, I. O. O. M., at Washington Hall.  Wm. Kleeman indicted for causing the death of Wm. Roessler, at Freese Hall, having pleaded guilty to assault and battery, is fined $50 and costs.  Trenton nine play the Athletics; score, Athletics, 14; Trenton, 2.

3. Rev. Dr. Foster, lectures on the Chicago fire at the Greene Street M. E. Church.  Democratic rally at Chambersburg.

6. Democratic meeting in the Sixth and Seventh Wards.

7. Election day; a large vote polled; Joel Parker elected Governor; the Republicans carry Mercer county, and the Assembly Districts.  Supreme Court commences its November term, sitting in the Mercer Court room.

9. A beautiful auroral display.

10. Meeting of County Canvassers and counting of vote. A rainy day.

11. Fire at Mr. Hammel’s house in Greene street; damage slight.  Mrs. Wiley fell down stairs at No. 26 East State street; and fractured a limb.

12. Fire at Taylor & Davis’ pottery; a kiln shed burned.

13. Fire at the Saxony Mills; considerable damage done; work temporarily suspended; loss about $3000.

14. Meeting of the Grand Encampment I. O. O. F. at Odd Fellows' Hall, and election of officers.  High wind; great damage to roofs, walls and trees.

15. St. John’s Colored M. E. Church destroyed by fire.  Grand Sire Fred. D. Stuart, visits the Grand Lodge I. O. O. F., and Concordia Lodge.  The stables of Charles Brearley entered and a valuable horse stolen.

16. Fire at Taylor & Davis’ pottery; another shed burned; loss small.  First snow.  Accident to Henry C. Kafer, at Kafer & Green’s works; his hand badly crushed in the engine; amputation necessary.

21. Lewis Adams, a prisoner in the County Jail escapes, but is recaptured after a long chase.  Lieutenant Ott of Company A resigns.  Game of croquet for the championship at Titusville; Dr. Meeser and Peter Haring declared champions of the Long Hammer.

22. A great crowd gathers at the Depot to see the Grand Duke go through; the Reporter does the Duke up in Jenkins style.

23. The Horse Railroad Company extending their tack westward.

24. A raid by burglars; five houses attacked in State street; Messrs. A. G. Richey’s, F. T. Green’s, A. Swayze’s, S. Prior’s and L. Perrine’s; the burglars are foiled in every attempt and get nothing.  Terrific gas explosion in an ante-room of the State House extension; Henry Bennett severely injured,  The Governor issues his proclamation, announcing the Girls’ Reformatory School open for the reception of inmates.

27. Thunder and lightning followed by rain.

28. Meeting of State Canvassers at the State House; majority for Parker in the State 5,979.  Assembling of Sunday School Convention and Institute in the State Street M. E. Church.  Concert by the Mendelssohn Musical Association at the First Baptist Church.

29. Festival and fair of Trinity M. E. Church at Washington Hall.  A windy and disagreeable day; rapid fall in the thermometer.

30. Thanksgiving Day; Turkey and Cranberry sauce; parade of Company A; weather very cold.  Rev. Mr. Gardner, who has occupied the pastorate of the German Lutheran Church 15 years, presented by children of his congregation with a handsome gold watch as a Thanksgiving gift; presentation made for the children by Mr. Charles Hauser.  Protection Guard of New Brunswick visit Trenton on a target excursion, and are received by Chief Weart.  James Donnelly stabbed in the leg by John Bradley.  Thermometer during the month: highest, 1st, 60°; lowest, 30th, 19°; rain during the month 4 inches 83-100ths.


1. James Aten, charged with burglary at Longstreet and Howell's and other places, captured by Marshal Moses and assistants in a house on Pennington avenue; he is found up a chimney and made to "come down."

2. Institution of Damascus Citadel Knights of Carthage and election of officers.  Skating on the creek.

3. Snow.

4. J. C. Smith loses a finger in the machinery at Thorn's bakery.

6. A fire broke out in Margerum’s planning mill, in Johnson and McPherson's yard; the mill together with barn and stable of Martin Keegan, and dwellinghouses of Hugh McNally and Hugh Marion destroyed; loss about $10,000.  Snow.

7. Opening of St. Mary's Catholic Fair at the Assembly Room.  The icemen busy gathering their crop.

8. Festival of St. Paul's Episcopal Church at Washington Hall.

11. Geo. Lenox, son of Lewis Lenox, accidentally shoots away two of his fingers; while out gunning. James Aten the burglar, removed to Flemington by a writ of habeas corpus.  Hiram Matthews committed for trial, after an examination before Justice Mills, on the charge of setting fire to Margerum’s mill.

12. The store of D. S. Green, corner of Perry street and Canal bank, entered and robbed.  Annual election of officers of Three Times Three Chapter F. and A. M.

13. Benefit of the Knights of Pythia, at Taylor Opera House.  Alexander Nelson, a carpenter, employed by the railroad company, crushed between a train and a fence at Bordentown and killed.

14. James Keenan, Joseph Warburton and Joseph Dean, committed for trial by Justice Street on the charge of highways robbery, committed near the Rolling Mill, on Jonathan T. Kelly.  Fourth social supper of Spartacus Lodge, No. 10 K. of P. at Netter's.

15. John Convery committed on the charge of complicity in the highway robbery near the Rolling Mill.  Water let out of the canal.

18. Burglars about again; the house of F. R. Wilkinson, East State street, entered and robbed.  The horse of Dr. White of Lawrenceville, takes fright in State street and runs away; the horse runs against the shaft of another wagon which pierces his brest causing him to bleed to death.  Annual election of officers of Trenton No. 5 F. and A. M.

19. First annual supper of Fred D. Stuart Lodge, I. O. O. F.  Fine exhibition of billiard playing by Monsieur and Madame Garnier at Snook and Dickinson’s room.  Snow storm.

20. Carson Jacob De Van, a negro, arrested on the charge of attempting to fire the City Hall; fire kindled in four places in the Surveyor's room; committed, after a hearing, for trial.  A cold snow storm.  Sleighing.  Fair of the Central M. E. Church at Washington Hall.

21. Shocking accident on the branch railroad tack near the Wire Mill; Charles Daly, a boy of fourteen, run over while walking on the track and cut in two.  Intensely cold weather; Thermometer at 1° at 6 A. M.

22. Another snow storm.

23. Sleet, followed by rain and thaw; streets almost impassable; Christmas shopping greatly interfered with.  Collision between trains near Taylor’s packing house.

25. Christmas Day; a general holiday; a thick, driving fog prevails all day, but the streets filled with people; ball of the Good Will S. F. E. Company; ball of German citizens at Freese Hall. Attempt at burglary at Kane’s segar store.

26. Fire at F. S. Katzenbach & Co.’s hardware store in East State street; a youth, named Wm. Myers, badly burned; loss, about $8,000.

27. David Thorn, pressman, at Nicholson & Co.'s loses a finger, his hand being caught in the press.

29. Festival of frinds of the First Presbyterian Church.  Rain, thaw, sleet, slippery pavements.

30. Continuation of the Central M. E. Church Fair at Washington Hall.

31 The OLD YEAR goes quietly to rest, the church bells tolling its knell:

“Ring out the old, ring in the new,

Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Ring out old shapes of foul disease,

Ring out the narrowing lust of gold,

Ring out the thousand wars of old,

Ring in the thousand years of peace.”


Published in the True American in 1871.



25. By Rev. D. J. Atwater, Charles S. Case and Hanna Virginia Coleman.

26. By Rev. S. Studdiford, Wm. H. Cooker to Isabelia McGill.  At Atlanta, Ga., by Rev. Chas. Thomas, Dr. A. K. Smith to Ellen M., daughter of Major Thomas S. Allison.  In Princeton, by Rev. J. W. MacDonald, Cornelius A. Terhune to Mattie R. Hudnut.

30. By Rev. C. S. Vancleve, George W. Smith and Lydia Helen Ellis.

31. By Rev. G. W. Lasher, Henry A. Howard to Hannah M. Foster.


2. By Rev. S. M. Studdiford, John C. Snowden to Mrs. Rebecca E. Voorhees.

8. By Samuel Johnson, P.P., James B. Knowles to Hannah Tomlinson.

12. By Rev. Dr. Hall, George D. Lewis to Mary A., daughter of Joseph J. Foe.

20. By Rev. Father Jiachatti, William Keihn to Christiana Cook.


6. By Rev. Charles Keyser, Frederic A. Lanning to Miss Annie M. Ashmore.

9. By Rev. Charles Keyser, E. Reeves Hendrickson to Miss Mary J., daughter of George N. Creamer.  Moses D. Naar to Miss B. Maury.

13. By Rev. A. M. North, Joshua H. Cliver and Miss Ellie W. McGronigle.

16. By Rev. G. W. Lasher, Joseph G. Gribbins and Miss Charlotte Stoop.

22. By Rev. G. W. Lasher, George W. Burroughs to Miss Mellie Smith.  In Wooster, Ohio, by Rev. Willis Lord, D. D. Rev., Samuel H. Murphy to Sophie T. Lord, daughter of the officiating clergyman.


10. By Rev G. F. Gardner, Albert Lutze to Miss Emma Moll.

12. By Rev. James L. Helm, Dr. William H. Helm to Annie L., daughter of the late Stacy G. Potts.  By. Rev. Father Smith, John D. McCormick to Isabel, daughter of Owen Donnelly.

19. By Rev. Charles Keyser, Richard P. Wilson to Miss Kitty, daughter of James Jones.

20. By Rev. Joseph J. Elsegood, D. D., John W. DeBarger to Margaretta E., daughter of Col. Wm. H. Elsegood.

26. By Rev. Jacob Wiedman, Rev. George Warrington to Emma Gilroy.


1. By Rev. Father Peter, Jacob Gettler to Miss Elizabeth Fabin.

8. At Weehawkin, by Rev. D. Henry Miller, D. D., Daniel W. Bedford and Miss Maggie Dussman.

13. By Rev. G. W. Lasher, John J. Wright and Mimie S. Howell.

18. By Rev. J. G. Simms, Thomas C. Abbott to Miss Mary G. Heron.

30. By Rev. R. H. Richardson, D. D. George W. Savage, Jr. to Mary Holcombe, daughter of Hon. Baltes Pickel.


1. By Rev. R. H. Richardson, D. D., Eckford Moore to Miss Annie S. Temple.

8. By Rev. Albert U. Stanley, Garret D. W. Vroom and Charlotte, youngest daughter of Philemon Dickinson.

13. At Newark, by Rev. J. S. Shackelford, Frederick F. McCally and Miss Jennie S. Clearman.

28. By Rev. R. V. Lawrence, Augustus Lippincott and Miss Sarah J. Carman.


3. By Rev. R. V. Lawrence, Richard P. Martinet to Miss Mary Wild.

6. By Rev. W. H. Pearne, John S. Nevius to Miss Georgie Wheeler

10. By Rev. A. U. Stanley, Henry Crease to Mrs. Charlotte Barricklo.

19. By Rev. C. S. Vancleve, Lewis Furman and Emma W. Clayton.

26. By Rev G. F. Gardner, Orrin A. Burbank to Miss Abbie Barnhart.

31. By Rev. R. V. Lawrence, Henry E. Simmons to Miss Sadie E. Bedell


11. By Rev. A. U. Stanley, Lewis S. Garrison to Mrs. Isabella Drake.


13. By Rev. Wm. Llovd, Edwin B. Hutchinson and Delia M; daughter of Dr.M. B. Gillett.

19. By Rev. N. J. Wheeler, William H. Barton to Miss Lizzie A. Gladding.  At Geneva, Switzerland, Alphonse Comte de Diesbach to Meta, daughter of Harry McCall.

28. By Rev. Daniel V. M. Johnson, S. Meredith Dicknson and Garetta, youngest daughter of John J. Moore.


4. By Rev. Dr. Hall, Joseph Andrews to Adelia, daughter of the late Edward Packer.  By Rev. Dr. Hall, Wm. T. Jones to Mrs. Ellen W. Sager.  By Rev. S. M. Studdiford, Henry Maxwell, jr., to Miss Jane Orr.  By Rev. S. M. Studdiford, John K. Stephens to Persilla, daughter of Samuel B. Cook.  By Rev. A. U. Stanley, Austin Snider to Hannah, daughter of D. A. Clarke.

5. By Rev. Thomas Hanlon, D. D., T. Ernest Hughes to Sallie E. Moore.  Dr. Wilmer Hodgson to Mrs. Maria. J. Higginson.

11. By Rev. Robert S. Manning, Wm. Covert to Miss Kate Macechney.  By Rev. C. S. Vancleve, George M. Shaw and Mary E. Lambert.

12. By Rev. C. S. Vancleve, A. Eugene Allen and Amanda V. Dean.

17. By Rev. G. W. Lasher, William H. Nutt and Wilhelmina G., daughter of Aaron Carlile.

18. By Rev. R.. V. Lawrence, Joseph H. West and Miss Mary B. Appleton.

19. Robert S. Brown to Caroline M., daughter of John R. S. Barnes.

25. By Friends' ceremony, in presence of Mayor Briest, Daniel Moon to Mary W. Fell.


1. By Rev. C. S. Vancleve, Paul Fecker and Susie A. Smith.

8. By Rev. S. M. Studdiford, Lewis Dunn to Miss Sarah P. Shurts.

10. By Rev. R. V. Lawrence, James C. Mattison to Miss Mary Emma Warner.

21. By Rev. Thomas S. Long, Theodore Frelinghuysen Kennedy to  Mary, youngest daughter of Wm. Carpenter.

22. By Rev. Mr. Goslin, Robert T. Dalrymple and Mary E., daughter of Abijah Reed.

28. By Rev. T. C. Carman, Enoch W. Hart to Miss Ella K. Whitmore.

29. By Rev. C. S. Vancleve, James T. Peak and Carrie A. Britton.

30. By Rev. G. W. Lasher, Henry U. Coleman and Miss Carrie MacCrellish.  By Rev. G. F. Gardiner, Joseph Link and Miss Matilda Vesta Parker.


3. By Rev. S. M. Studdiford, James McGill to Caroline, daughter of Reuben Kent.

18. By Rev. D. Elwell, George B. Cox to Miss Amy H. Bennett.

25. By Rev. C. S. Vancleve, Charles D. Sines to Miss Annie H. Bennet

26. By Rev. DeWitt G. Loop, Joseph W. Elberson to Miss Louisa White.

27. By Rev. G. W. Lasher, Howard Goodenough and Miss Rebecca D., daughter of E. Babcock.  By Rev. A. U. Stanley, Charles R. Perrine to Susan H., daughter of  John Mortimore.

28. By Rev. Dr. Hall, William Erwin to Miss Maggie Cornell.

30. By Rev. G. W. Lasher, Richard A. Howell to Miss Anna Belle Hutchinson.



1. Henrietta, wife of Charles Fulget, aged 44 years.  Elnora, daughter of John H. and Catharine Kite, aged two years.

4. Mrs. Ann McKonkey, aged 84 years.

8. Philip Wildblood, aged 42 years.

9. Patrick Wallace, aged 49 years.

11. Sarah A., daughter of Edward and Matilda Rowley, aged 14 months.

12. Mrs. Ann Smyth, aged 73.

13. Frederick W., son of Edward M. and Kate L. Green, aged 22 years.  Josephine, daughter of Abraham P. and Sallie M. Gore, aged 15 months.

14. Christina Rachford, aged 80 years.  Abrie, daughter of Geo. And Emma Severs, aged 3 years.  Harry Linwood, son of Aaron S. and Isabella N. Wright, aged 11 years.

15. John, son of Samuel and Hannah Mears, aged 4 years.

16. Elvire, wife of John H. Stewart.  Patrick Kenny, aged 23 years.

17. James Barnes, aged 45 years.

18. Lena, daughter of Frank and Catharine Binder, aged 2 years and 8 months.  George R. Tucker, son of the late Stephen Tucker.

19. Harrie L., son of James H. and Mary Ann Murphy, aged 12 years.

23. George Vanderveer, aged 60 years.

24. Willie D., youngest son of Charles and Rachel Cornell, aged 2 ½ years.  Sarah Skirm, aged 65 years.

26. Mrs. Phoebe Slocum, aged 72 years.  Mrs. Charity, widow of the late Joseph W. VanCleve, 88 years.

27. Henry, youngest son of Patrick H., and Bridget McKenna, aged 1 year and 10 months.

29. Ellen, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Steen, aged 4 years and 3 months.

30. George, son of Philip and Rosanna Freudenmacher, aged 13 years.

31. Emma, wife of Thomas Cornish, aged 43 years.  In Philadelphia, Thomas Connell, aged 30 years.


1. At Atlanta, Ga., Major Thomas S. Allison.  Sallie A., wife of Charles Brearley.  Letitia Campbell, aged 85 years.  Edward L., son of John L., Jr., and Annie M. Taylor.  Mary Anna, infant daughter of George and Mary Anna Ford, aged 9 months.

2. Joseph, infant son of James and Elizabeth Furry, aged one month.

3. Mark Fisher, aged 60 years.  Thomas Simpson, aged 66 years.  Patrick, youngest son of Patrick and Catharine Wheatley, aged 5 months.

4. Alice Britt, aged 15 years.  Ann Danser, aged 71 years.  Wiemar Demmer, aged 83 years.

5. Amanda, wife of Robert W. Roberts, aged 45 years.  Tobias Fauble, aged 42 years.  Catharine Ann Covert, aged 64 years.  John, son of Peter and Anna Ward, aged 3 years and 7 months.

6. John P., son of John B. and Jane Beatty, aged 20 years.

7. Jesse M. Clark.  Josie, daughter of Bridget F., and Matthew Moore, aged 2 years.

10. William, son of Alexander Reid, aged 26 years.  Mary E., wife of James McNeely, aged 31 years.

12. Mrs. M. A. Hudson.  In New York, Eliza, wife of Thomas Mills.  Elizabeth, wife of Justus L. Pasco, in her 31st year.

13. In Philadelphia, Lizzie Evelyn, only child of Liscomb T., and Mary E. Mulford.

15. Georgetta, infant child of F. C. and Susan Robertson.  John Fallon, aged 28 years.

16. Agnes, daughter of John and Eliza Jane Farley, aged 6 months and 22 days.  Cecilia Scullion, aged 74 years.

17. Katharine Emielie, daughter of Conrad and Francis Ziegler, aged 14 years.  Stephen Edward, son of James and Margaret Polock, aged 8 months and 24 days.  Joseph, son of James and Catharine Webb, in his 21st year.  Sarah Howell, aged 76 years.

18. Elizabeth H., widow of Joseph Baldwin, aged 82 years.  Anna Maria, wife of John Eitzenberger, aged 58 years and 8 months.  Catharine, wife of Reese Evans, aged 28 years.  William Little, aged 45 years.

19. Cornelius Duggan, aged 25 years.

20. William, son of John and Margaret Slathery, aged 10 months and 10 days.

21. Esther M., wife of Joseph H. Caine, aged 22 years.  Lizzie, daughter of Peter and Adaline Spracklen.  Martha M., wife of Samuel B. Foster, aged 24 years.

22. Ida E., daughter of Wm. H. and Susie A. Dennis, aged 1 year and 2 months.

23. Minnie, daughter of Joseph and Catharine O’Shea, aged 4 years and 8 months.

24. Katie Troboy, youngest daughter of James A. and Catharine Phillips.  John Schlegel.

26. Lizzie, daughter of David R. and Ann Wagner, aged 2 years and 1 month.

27. Frances M., wife of William Halsted.  Willie, infant son of John G. and Susan Howell, aged 3 months.  George R., son of John H. and Martha Johnson, aged 15 months.

28. Ida, daughter of G. W. and Martha J. Mathews, aged 3 years and 3 months.


1. Catharine, wife of James Cox, aged 28 years.  Andrew, son of John Slattery, aged 2 years nd 3 months.

3. Mrs. Anna McDonough, aged 80 years.

4. Mary Ann West, aged 90 years.

5. Charles Garey, aged 44 years.  Henry D’Edwine, aged 45 years.

7. Thomas C. Brannin, aged 46 years.  Frank Alva, son of Theodore B. and Sallie M. Forman, aged 2 years and 6 months.  George L., son of Enoch and Ellen Bradshaw, aged 3 months.

8. William, son of Isaac A. and Keziah Dunn, aged 17 months.

9. Horatio N. Harrington.  Ross W., son of Edward and Anna V. Tindall, aged 6 years.

10. Maria, daughter of Charles and Maria Garner, aged 5 months.

13. Dr. Edward I. Grant., aged 59 years.

15. Mrs. Mary Brister, aged 73 years.  Samuel Kay, aged 65 years.  Catharine, wife of Felix McGuire, aged 28 years.

16. Eva Benton, daughter of Robert and Hannah J. Vandewater, aged 1 year and 9 months.

17. James Hay, aged 61 years.

18. Rebecca A., wife of John A. Shaw.

20. Mary B., infant daughter of Aaron and Catharine H. Carlisle, aged 5 weeks; and 3 days.

21. John, son of Joseph and Matilda Smedley, aged 6 years.

25. Sarah, daughter of Alexander and Amelia Clark, aged 10 months.

26. Clara E., daughter of Henry L. and Catharine Fell, aged 5 months and 21 days.  George, son of George and Sarah Springsteen, aged 1 year and 2 months.

27. Charles, son of Richard and Kate Atchley, aged 8 years and 7 months.

28. Charles M. Lockwood, aged 36 years.

29. Lizzie A., wife of Edward M. Pidcock, aged 28 years.


1. Henry Wood, son of James and Hannah Mershon.

2. Thomas M. Karr, aged 41 years.  Charles, son of Zachariah and Sarah Ann Walker.

3. George E. Dean, aged 22 years.

4. Sarah Ann, daughter of Thomas and Mary Ann Prince, aged 3 years.

5. Sarah L., daughter of Lewis A. and Henrietta Hill, aged 9 years.  Roswoll Howe, aged 79 years.  Samuel R. Waterhouse, aged 33 years.

6. Richard Kneeshaw, aged 53 years.  John Robbins, aged 39 years.  Addie, daughter of F. C. and Susan Roberson, aged 2 years.

8. John Paine, aged 43 years.

9. Laura G., daughter of Charles P. and Susie Brown, aged 2 years and 10 months.

10. Marcella, youngest child of B. F. and Matthew Moore.  Wesley Danser.  Mary Brophy, aged 61 years.

11. David Clark, aged 71 years.

12. Mary Emma, daughter of William S. and Louisa T. Hutchinson, aged 13 years.

13. George M., son of John and Elizabeth Harrop, aged 2 years.

16. Louisa, wife of George Aberle, aged 47 years.  Alfred, son of Hermann and Caroline Rosenbaum.

18. Wm. Reeves, aged 68 years.

20. Annie, daughter of Florence and Mary McCarthy, aged 16 months.

21. Ellen A., wife of William H Taylor, aged 49 years.

22. Lydia A., daughter of Caleb and Anna E. Chambers, aged 2 years and 8 months.  William Dawson, aged 81 years.

25. Reuben Bechtel, aged 62 years.  Bessie Hunt, only daughter of Thomas C. and Susan L. Hill, aged 6 years.  Bertha Virginia, daughter of Jacob and Alice Langstine, aged 6 years.

26. Mary E., youngest daughter of Sebastian and Mary Schompf, aged  6 years.  Jennie, daughter of George E. and Matilda Fell, aged 6 months.

29. Michael Cantwell, aged 56 years. Susy, infant daughter of John A. and Lydia V. Crosley, aged 16 months.  Captain John L. Slover, aged 44 years.

30. Patrick Convery; aged 49 years.


1. Asa Page, aged 61 years.

2. Mary Ellen, daughter of James and Harriet Tams, aged 18 months.  Gustavus Adolphus, son of Hon. Willian A. Newell, aged 21 years.

6. Mary, daughter James Burns, aged 29 years.

7. Mrs. Rebekah, widow of Fairfax Abell, aged 72 years.

10. Mrs. Hannah Y. Douglas, aged 65 years.

12: At Bound Brook, Margaret D., wife of Lewis P. Clark, aged 51 years.

13. Annie, eldest daughter of John and Margaret Corbitt, aged 23 years.

18. Hannah Blizard aged 83 years.

19. Mary, wife of Jacob Harbison, aged 37 years.  Hannah White, aged 8l years.  Martha H., wife of Captain John A. Wilson, aged 49 years.

21. James, infant son of Daniel and Julia Donnelly, aged 10 months.  Sarah H., wife of Ogden Lanning, aged 38 years.  Catharine, wife of James Conner, aged 45 years.

22. Mrs. Permelia B. Vanhart, aged 80 years.

24. David Herbert, Sr., aged 78 years.

25. Priscilla daughter of David and Matilda Manko, aged 3 years and 4 months.  Elizabeth Midwood, wife of Emanuel Seviter, aged 28 years.

26. Andrew Brown, aged 56 years.  Cornelia, wife of Hiram Mathews, aged 33 years.  Joseph Netter, aged 63  years.  George Washington, son of Francis C. N. and Henrietta Walton, aged 10 months.

28. Thomas Johnston, son of Dr. Thomas J. and Mary K. Corson, aged 18 months and 27 days.  Mrs. Sarah H., wife of Samuel Crosley, aged 69 years.  Augustus R., son of Albert and Frances F. Reeder aged 3 years.  John Taylor, aged 46 years.

29. William Richards, son of Hugh and Mary Masterson, aged 1year and 10 months.

31. Phillipina, daughter of William and Charlotte Schlicher, aged 11 years.


1. George James, aged 63 years.  Christian Flool, aged 40years.

2 Lizzie, daughter of Wiliam and Eliza J. Ashmore, aged 5 years and 7 months.

4. Hamilton Burchell, aged 59 years.  Richard Cork, aged 69 years.

6. Benjamin McAdams, aged 71 years.  Irwin Moody, son of Joseph and Orilla M. Whitehead, aged 13 years.  Richard Cook, aged 69 years.

7. Mr. Adaline D. Keyser, relict of Henry Keyser, aged 70 years.

8. Augustus B. Thomas, aged 33 years.

12. Geo. Chatterton, aged 62 years.

13. Margaret, wife of John Hogan, aged 30 years.

14. John Kelly, aged 41 years.

15. Catherine A. H. Mowry, daughter of Rebecca Howell, aged 27 years.  Wm. P. Brewer, aged 52 years.

16. James Wiseman, aged 68 years.

17. Mary Ann, daughter of Michael and Mary Flynn, aged 4 years and 2 months.  Thomas, infant son of Dennis and Sarah Meagher, aged 9 months.  Mamie, infant daughter of Wm. And Hetty Taylor.

18. Jno. L. T., son of Jno. And Rebecca A. Anderson, aged 29 years.  John, son of Patrick and Sarah Cox, aged 20 years.

19. C. P. Moore, aged 56 years.

20. Wm. D. Booth, aged 39 years.

21. Thomas, son of Hugh and Mary Ann Masterson, aged 4 years and  6 months.

22. Elizabeth Cahill, aged 70 years.

23. Mr. Eliza Smith.  Henry Speeler, aged 52 years.

26. Ross W. Vanderveer, aged 7 years and 5 months.  Benjamin S. Phillips, aged 80 years.  Maggie L., daughter of Azariah and Rosalie Y. Rowley, aged 18 years.

27. Christiana, daughter of Jno. And Mary Cook, aged 6 months and 15 days.

30. Jessie D., daughter of J. J. and M. C. Henderson.  Caroline Marden, aged 56 years.  Ervan B., infant child of Samuel F. and Mary Schaner.


2. Thomas Crook, jr., aged 44 years.  Emma L. wife of James McClurg, aged 23 years.

3. Leonora, daughter of Wm. C. and Kate A. Thorn, aged 16 months.  Margaret S. daughter of John P. and Margaret Howard, aged 2 years and one month.

4. Elizabeth, wife of Solomon Brooks, aged 19 years.

5. Maud O. daughter of J. H. and M. A. Lanning, aged 8 years.  Lewis R. Wilkinson, aged 40 years.  Annie Jane, youngest daughter of Lawrence and Annie Farrell, aged 9 months and 15 days.  At Clarendon, Ark., Alex. E. Donaldson.

6. Bertha, infant daughter of Levi J. and Laurinda S. Bibbins.  Near Bristol, Pa., Mrs. Elizabeth Larue, aged 94 years.  Alder Odenheimer, infant son of Rev. Albert U. and Antoinette G. Stanley, aged 9 months.

8. Amelia A., daughter of Charles W. and Rebecca W. Bruton, aged 7 months.  Frances, daughter of Amos B. and Sarah A. Howell, aged 7 months.

9. Edmond, son of Timothy and Emma Cockran, aged 5 months and 12 days.  Lizzie Bower, daughter of Wm. N. and Mary R. Watson, aged 1 year and 1 day.

10. Charles, son of Carlman and Margaret Ribsam, aged 9 years and 5months.

11. Mrs. Mary Burchell, aged 58 years.

12. Elizabeth, wife of the late Wm. Robbins, aged 41 years.  Jacob Wagner, aged  41 years.

13. Luke G. infant son of Luke and Jane Nevius, aged 9 months.  Harry W., son of H. W. and Fannie E. Williams, aged 8 months and 2 weeks.

16. Sarah, wife of Henry Page, aged 56 years.

17. Margaret, wife of John and Mary Cook, aged 5 years.

18. Geo. H. Gervin, aged  3l years.

19. John McNally, aged 26 years.  Benj. M., youngest son of Chas. V. C. and Mary D. Murphy, aged 1 year and 22 days.

20. Elizabeth, widow of James Burns, aged 42 years.  Joseph B. son of John S. and Wilhemina Phillips, aged 6 months.

21. May, infant daughter of Tenadore and Emma L. Woodward.

22. Mary VanNest, infant child of John A. and Annie Abeel Hall.  Patrick Scullen, aged 42 years.

23. Samantha, daughter of J. H. Creveling, aged 26 years.  Wm. Young, senior, aged 73 years.  Capt. John Dobbins, aged 27 years.

24. Lillie Alice, twin daughter of Wm. H. and Lizzie G. Prickett.  Rudolph Prussen, son of Truman J. Sweet, aged 8 years.

25. Abram G. English, aged 60 years.

26. Wm. Joseph, infant son of Thomas and Grace Brannan, aged 2 years and 10 months.  Margaretta, wife of Joseph B. Gruesser, aged 44 years.  Caroline M. wife of Thomas A. Slack.  Mrs. Mary Belville, relict of Rev. Robert B. Belville, aged 84 years.

29. Ida Virginia, daughter of Joseph and Margaret W. Yardley, aged 18 years.

30. Maggie, daughter of Duncan and Mary McKenzie, aged 16 months and 5 days.

31. Asa A. Laning, aged 23 years.  Willie, son of William and Elizabeth Mendham, aged 4 years and 10 months.


1. John Henry Drake, aged 18 years.  James F. infant son of David G. and Catharine D. Dennis, aged 4 months.  John B. Howard, aged 41 years.  Elizabeth, daughter of David and Jane C. Hogg, aged 1 month and 17 days.

3. R. Belville, son of John G. and Sarah Bigelow, aged 5 years.  Ann M. wife of Lewis Parker.

4. John Jacob, infant son of Jacob and Catharine Burgner, aged 17 months.  Ellen, wife of Daniel Dolton, aged 37 years.  Sarah C. eldest daughter of J. B. and Elizabeth B. Quigley.  Tabitha, wife of Forman Stout.  Charles W. Marshall, in his 18th year.

6. Sarah Ellen, youngest daughter of James L. and Irene M. Dippolt, aged 8 years.

8. Robert W., son of W. R. and Margaret Allen.

10. Mary E., daughter of Michael and Annie T. Cummings, aged 10 months.

11. Sarah, daughter of William and Margaret Hogan, aged 3 years.  Bethiah H., wife of Nathan Richardson, aged 62 years.

14. Jesse W., son of Thomas W. and Lizzie Trome, aged 11 months and 2 days.

15. Miss Kate Hawkins.  John Scott, aged 56 years.  Carrie N. Olden, wife of Rev. George L. Smith.

16. Jane, wife of Patrick Flynn, aged 40 years.  Mrs. Jane McKim, aged 86 years.

18. Harriet, daughter of Lewis and Emma Consolloy, aged 15 months.  Michael Fitzgerald, aged 64 years.

22. John, son of Christian and Louisa Huber, aged 4 years and 3 months.

23. William M., son of John S. and Emma Chambers, aged 22 years.  John R., son of Alonzo and Julia R. Wilson, aged 2 months and 2 weeks.  Augusta, daughter of Andrew and Sarah E. Hammell, aged 2 months.  Annie M., wife of Michael Curran, aged 33 years.

24. Richard Howell, son of John J. and Mimie S. Wright, aged 3 months and 19 days.  Hannah C., daughter of Mary A. and the late Samuel Beaks, aged 14 years.

26. Anna Elizabeth, wife of Enoch G. Hendrickson, aged 36 years.

28. Frederick Harlow, son of Jonathan and Julia M. Cook, aged 25 years.  William Wilson, aged 44 years.

29. Mrs. Sarah Hutchinson, widow of Daniel Hutchinson, aged 74 years.  Lilie, daughter of Thomas E. and Alice Cheatie, aged 11 months.  At Memphis; Tenn., Myra Clark Gaines, wife of Henry C. Paxson.


1. Elizabeth Lanning, aged 67 years.  At Yonkers, N. Y., Theophile Frey, aged 45 years.

2. Joshua Norton, aged 49 years.  Mary M., widow of Joshua English, aged 75 years.

3. Lewis Keeler, aged 90 years.

4. Charles Moore, aged 60 years.

5. Sarah, wife of Jerome B. Costner, aged 43 years.  Annie F., infant daughter of William and Eunice E. Reese, aged 1 year and 7 months.

6. Mary, wife of John B. Warner, aged 35 years.  Joseph Woolverton, son of John C. and Mary E. Davis, aged 3 years.  John Parker, youngest son of James G. and Siloan Allen.

10. Mary McKenna, aged 47 years.

13. Mary, daughter of the late Wm. B. and Letitia Brittain, aged 23 years.

14. Lillie, daughter of Jacob and Permelia Ashmore, aged 7 years.

16. John Wright, aged 81 years.  Henry Runyon, aged 78 years.

17. Grace, daughter of the late Rev. M. L. M. Peixotto, of New York, aged 62 years and 4 months.

19. William Welling, son of John C. and Fannie Parsons, aged 5 months and 24 days.  Emilie Caldwell, wife of John F. Kehr, aged 22 years.

21. Mary Ann Keeler.

23. At Chillicothe, O., Bertha May, youngest daughter of John E. and Mary J. Chapman.

24. Elizabeth, wife of James M. Denison, aged 41 years.

25. Thomas B., son of Lavinia and the late Jesse Thorn, aged 22 years.  Anna R., wife of William Slack, aged 40 years.

26. Dean Gray, aged 67 years and 2 months.

27. Laura, daughter of Edward Burchell, aged 17 months.  Levi Holmes, aged 56 years.

29. Laura, daughter of Charles and Maria Wooley, aged 5 years.


1. James Schooley, aged 76 years.

3 Peter P. Sweet, aged 32 years.

5. Patrick McDonough, aged 35 years.

6. Patrick Carrion, aged 46 years.

8. Mrs. Jane Benezet, aged 72 years.

14. Mathew Ledlie, aged 47 years.

15. Florence Genevieve, daughter of Robert and Elanore Ellis, aged 2 years and 3 months.

16. Mrs. Elizabeth Lynch, aged 78 years.

17. William Jones, aged 46 years.

19. Elizabeth daughter of Michael and Maria McCaffary, aged 4 ½ months.

20. Samuel C. Appleton, aged 50 years.

23. Thomas Corson, son of Robert and Elanore Ellis, aged 4 years and 7 months.

26. Miss Wilhemina F., daughter of the late Dr. Wm. Garey.

29. Mrs Patience Houghtaling, widow of Geo. Houghtaling, aged 56 years.

30. Peter P. Cantwell, aged 47 years.  Mrs. Elizabeth Luna.


1. John Bayron, aged 62 years.  Fannie C., wife of David Kerr, aged 22 years.

5. Sarah J. N., wife of William H. Kinney, of Ewing.

6. Caroline, widow of Ferdinand Roth.

7. Mrs. Lydia S., wife of Jacob R. Freese.

8. Mary G., widow of Major John Howell, aged 78 years.  At Illiopolis, Ill., Henry Terry, son of Henry P. and Mary S. Hawkins.

11. Sarah, wife of William Darby, aged 57 years.

14. Joseph Gillingham, infant son of A. L. and Anna G. Brearley, aged 6 months and 3 weeks.  George Garwood, aged 81 years.

16. Charles, son of James and Mary Jane Lovett, aged 10 months and 10 days.

22. Rebecca, wife of Joseph S. Cobine, aged 34 years.

30. Franchibel, daughter of Henry A. and Margaret Hammond, aged 2 years.


2. John Ogburn, aged 68 years.

3. Charles Couture, aged 43 years.  Martha Jackson, aged 85 years.

4. Anna Mary Newton, aged 37 years.

5. Edward, son of James and Mary Jane Lovett, aged 4 years and 3 months.

6. Charles Morgan Herbert, aged 33 years.

8. Mrs. Sarah Ann, wife of Daniel A. Biles, aged 58 years.  Joseph Fow, aged 68 years.  Miss Jane L. Dobbins, aged 28 years.

10. Mrs. Leah, wife of Mayer Rice, aged 71 years.

12. Mary Ann, daughter of Thomas and Bridget Coq, aged 11 years and 10 months.

15. Helen, wife of Pliny Fisk.

17. Bridget, wife of Thomas Carey, aged 26 years.  Esther A., wife of Benj. G. Warner, aged 35 years.

18. Margaret Jane, youngest daughter of Edward and Ann Dillon, aged 3 years and 10 months.  Cyrus Slack, aged 53 years.

21. Patrick Cowley, aged 23 years.  Charles Henry, son of Peter and Sarah Dalley, aged 13 years.  William, son of Charles and Alice Banks, aged 4 months.  E. Morris, son of Geo. S. and Mary B. Potts, aged 17 years.

24. Phebe B. wife of Abraham E. Reed, aged 39 years.

26. Charles H. son of Rev. Joseph L. and Eliza Roe, aged 5 years.

27. Mrs. Caroline Law aged 73 years.

28. Owen Carrell, aged 89 years.

29. John Lanning, aged 99 years.  Robert A. Lovett, aged 29 years.  Joseph Yard, son of Edward and Annie Johnson, aged 4 years.


Meteorological Report for 1871,

By E. R. COOK, Observer for the Smithsonian Institute.

Thermometer                highest, July 6th, 90°.

"                 lowest, December 21st, 1°.

Rained on 101 days, snowed (since Nov. 16) 15 times, 32 thunder showers, 23 fogs, 13 frosts (since Sept. 21st), 3 hail storms. 

First frost, September 2lst; first ice, November 6th; first snow, November 16th.


January                  0 inches 98-100th

February                  3 inches  97-100th

March                    4 inches 80-100th

April                       2 inches 14-100th

May                        2 inches 30-100th

June                        5 inches 54-100th

July                         6 inches 87-100th

August                                  5 inches 14-100th

September                  1 inches 67-100th

October                  5 inches 99-100th

November                  4 inches 83-100th

December                  2 inches 79-100th

Total                       47 inches 02-100th

Amount of snow fallen since Nov. 16, 5 inches.

© 2003 Gary Nigh

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