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Gettysburg Complier
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

January 9, 1822

Married on Thursday last, by the Rev. William Runkel, Mr. Basil Etzler, to Miss Catharine Hollenbaugh, both of Straban township.

Died on Monday evening, the 31st ultimo, Mrs. Mary Pfoutz, consort of Mr. David Pfoutz, of Franklin township.

January 16, 1822

Died on Saturday last, Mr. Elias Hoke, son of Henry Hoke, Esq., of this borough, in the 23d year of his age.  A few weeks ago he was in the enjoyment of perfect health, now he is numbered with the dead!

Died on the evening of the 6th inst., Mrs. Mary Dick, relict of Mr. Thomas Dick, of M’Kessonstown.

January 23, 1822

Married on the evening of the 16th instant, by the Rev. John  Herbst, Mr. John Sowls, of this borough, to Miss Elizabeth Mills, of Cumberland township.

Married at York, on the 10th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Mayer, Mr. Basil Hoke, to Miss Mary Myers, both of Hanover.

Died on Sunday evening last, Mrs. Martha Wilson, consort of Mr. David Wilson, Jr., of Hamiltonban township. She was the daughter of Mr. James Agnew, of this place, in the thirty fifth year of her age. She left seven motherless children, the husband of her youth, aged parents, and a large circle of relatives and friends to feel the absence of such a relative and such a friend.

Died on Friday morning, the 11th inst., in Washington County, Pa., Mrs. Rebecca Lawrence, consort of Joseph Lawrence, Esq., Speaker of the House of Representatives.

January 30, 1822

Married on Thursday evening inst., by the Rev. David M’Conaughy, Mr. Samuel Hunter, to Mrs. Matilda Irwin, both of this borough.

Died on the night of the 23d inst., Mrs. Eleanor M’Glaughlen, relict of Mr. George M’Glaughlen, of Hamiltonban township.  She was sickly last summer, but had nearly recovered; but on the day previous to her death she was again taken ill, and the next morning was found dead in her bed.

Died on Tuesday the 22d instant, very suddenly, Mr. James Currens, of this borough.

February 20, 1822

Married on Thursday last, by the Rev. Wm. Paxton, Mr. James Bigham, of Liberty township, to Miss Agness M’Gaughy, of Cumberland township.

Died on Thursday last, Mrs. — Harman, consort of Mr. David Harman, of Straban township.

Died on Friday last, Mrs. Jane Stewart, consort of Mr. John Stewart, of Liberty township.

March 6, 1822

Married on Thursday last, by the Rev. Wm. Runkel, Mr. Daniel Weitknecht, to Miss Lydia Hassler, both of Straban township.

Washington, Pa. Feb. 25
FIRE !

The inhabitants of this place were roused from their beds on Saturday night last, by the cry of fire, at about twelve o’clock and was discovered to proceed from the back room of Thomas M. T. M’Kennan’s law office.  The office, which was a frame building, and a two story frame house on the adjoining lot, were consumed in despite of the efforts of the citizens.  The dwelling house of Mr. M’Kennan, and the elegant stone house of Dr. John J. LeMoyne, on the opposite side of the street were in imminent danger, though saved from the flames.  Mr. M’Kennan saved his papers and books, the rest of property belonging to Wm. G. Stone, and Amos Denormandy, who occupied the frame house, was inconsiderable as there was sufficient time to remove almost all the goods, &c.
    But, all this was a very small matter to what followed – soon after the fire was chiefly extinguished, and the citizens had principally dispersed, the stock of chimneys in the 2 story frame house fell and killed four persons and severely wounded five others who had all remained on the ground, as a watch over the fire.  
The names of those killed are:
    Henry Taylor, a young man about 17 or 18 years of age, son of Mr. Mathew Taylor, near this borough.
    James Wilson, aged 14, son of John Wilson, Esq., of this place.
    Jeremiah Decker, Jr., a married man, and by trade a stone mason, son of Jeremiah Decker, of this borough; and Joseph Decker, a small boy, of the same family.

Those wounded were:
    Thomas M. Kennan, Esq., by a severe contusion in the small of the back.
    Thomas Morgan, Esq., right leg broken below the knee, and cut and bruised in his body and head.
    Alexander Addison, Esq., his left wrist dislocated, and an extensive fracture of the scull.
    James Wilson, a young lad of 14 or 15 years of age, brother of Hugh Wilson, mason, severely bruised in head, body and limbs.
    A young lad named Linville, of Wheeling street, injured.
    John R-g, jr. son of widow Pit-g, wounded in the knee.
    A son of Mr. Nicholas Lingerselter, got a deep cut in the leg above the knee, before the fire was subdued, by a piece of iron about the engine.

March 20, 1822

Married on Thursday last, by the Rev. Peter Hall, the Rev. John W. Hamm, of Newville, to Miss Esther Lefever, of Westpennsborough township, both of Cumberland county.

Married on Thursday last, Mr. John Simmerman, to Miss Maria Chamberlain, both of Liberty township.

Died on Tuesday morning, the 12th inst., aged about 6 months, Catharine Mary Gililand, daughter of Mr. Fleming Gilliland , of Straban township.

Died on the 11th inst., Miss Ann Hickenluber, daughter of George Hickenluber, Esq., of Franklin township.

From a letter to the Editor dated
Litylestown, March 11, 1822
“Suicide.  Last night Henry Sell, wagonmaker, of this place, terminated his wearisome existence, by hanging himself in a Shed near his house.  The circumstances that led to this melancholy occurrence, are supposed to have been their origin in an unfortunate connection.
The deceased was a quiet neighbor, and inoffensive man, which caused us more particularly to deplore his untimely end.”

March 27, 1822

Married on Thursday last, by the Rev. C. G. M’Lean, Mr. David Stewart, of Liberty township, to Miss Jane Douglass, of Cumberland township.

Married on Thursday, by the Rev. C. G. M’Lean, Mr. Samuel Heagy, of Mountjoy, to Miss Jane Dean, of Cumberland tonwhsip.

Died on Saturday night last Mr. Thomas A. Bigham, inn keeper of Petersburg, Huntington township.

April 3, 1822

Married on Thursday last, by the Rev. Doct. J. Runkel, Mr. David Dumming, to Miss Elizabeth Harman, daughter of Mr. Daniel Harman, of Straban township.

Married on Thursday last, by the Rev. John Herbst, Mr. Peter Mickley, Jr., to Miss Rebecca Pitzer, both of Franklin township.

Married on Thursday last, by the Rev. John Herbst, Mr. Jacob Keim, to Miss Sarah Kentell, both of Franklin township.

Married on Thursday last, by Rev. C. G. M’Lean, Mr. Thomas Armstrong, to Miss Jane Stewart, both of Straban township.

April 10, 1822

Married on Thursday the 28th ult., by the Rev. R. S. Grier, Mr. James L. Horner, of Mountjoy township,to Miss Sady M’Creary, of Cumberland township.

Married on Thursday, by the Rev. L. Hinch, Mr. Henry Walter, to Miss —- Mickley, daughter of Daniel Mickley, both of Franklin township.

Married on Thursday, Mr. John Marr–, to Miss Elizabeth Mark, daughter of Mr. Peter Mark, both of Franklin township.

Sudden Death on Friday last, as Mr. Jesse Wilson, of Mountjoy township was giving his Creatures some Hay out of the Barn floor, he fell down on the floor and expired.

Died on the morning of the 25th of March, between the Hours of 7 and 8, the Rev. George H. Woodruff, Rector of the Episcopal Church of St. Johns, in the Borough of Carisle, and of St. Stephens, Adams County.  His illness was short, but alas too severe!  He expired on the 6th day, with that fortitude which Christianity alone can bestow.  At first, no danger was apprehended, but the most prominent and afflicting symptoms, (a difficult and deranged respiration) rapidly increased, and in the night preceding his departure, impressed upon himself and his friends, the conviction of his speedy dissolution.
    With what propriety may we apply that sublime ejaculation, which he himself so firmly and emphatically pronounced, over the graves of our deceased brethren, “Blessed are the dead, who died in the Lord.”
    On Wednesday the 27th, at one o’clock, the funeral service was performed by the Rev. Benjamin Keller, in St. John’s Church.  His body was attended to the grave by the Wardens, Vestry and Congregation of his charge, and by the Union Philosophical Society of Dickinson College as mourners, and by a large concourse of citizens of this town and its vicinity.

April 17, 1822

Philadelphia, April 10
ST MARY’S CHURCH.
    The public are pretty generally acquainted with the fact, that an unfortunate dispute exists among the members of St. Mary’s church in relation to the Rev. Mr. Hogan; and that yesterday was the day on which and election for trustees was to be held.
    From the bitterness and violence which have marked the course of this unhappy dispute, and from the importance that was attached by both parties in the church to this election, the public mind was prepared, in some measure, for the disgraceful scene which ensued.  It appears, that a number of persons, wearing badges, and armed with clubs, got possession of the church yard early in the morning, and put additional fastenings on the gate.
    Several hours before the time appointed for opening the election, a crowd of persons, members of the church, as well as citizens from curiosity, began to collect, so that the streets leading to the church became literally blocked up.  About 9 o’clock, the iron railing in front of the church gave way, by accident it is said, owing to the pressure of the crowd.
    The persons from the outside then began to pass in, when a conflict with clubs, stones, and brickbats commenced, which continued with the utmost fury until the arrival and interference of the Mayor, sheriff and the constables put a stop to it.  After being disarmed by the police, the persons who had possession of the church yard, retreated to Fifth street, where they were met by a number of the opposite party, and the battle was renewed.
    We have not heard of the loss of any lives, but a number of —- were seriously hurt, some of whom were immediately carried to the hospital.  Some of the most conspicuous of the rioters have been committed to prison.  The disturbance continued about three hours.
    “The spectacle (says the National Gazette) was hideous and scandalours.  Such scenes call for the most energetic efforts on the part of the municipal authorities.  They reflect disgrace upon the cause of religion, and when suffered to continue, bring discredit and disaster upon the whole community.”
    The contest terminated, we are informed, in the choice of trustees friendly to the Rev. Mr. Hogan.
Amer. Sen.

Married on Sunday, the 7th instant, by the Rev. L. Hinch, Mr. Henry Steinour, of Menallen, to Miss — Ledy, daughter of Mr. John Ledy, of Franklin township.

Died on Sunday morning, the 7th inst., Mrs. —- Weidaw, consort of Mr. Jacob Weidaw, of Menallen township.

Died on the morning of the 10th instant, Mr. Charles W. A. Hammer, of Menallen township, in the 31st year of his age.

Died on Sunday morning last, Mr. John Rinehart, sen. of Straban township, in the 56th year of his age.

May 1, 1822

The Corner Stone of the Church, now building by the German Presbyterian & Lutheran Congregations, in Franklin township, near Mr. Flore’s, will be laid on Thursday the 2d of May next.

May 8, 1822

Fatal Accident.
On Wednesday last, as Mr. John Reiff, (eldest son of Jacob Reiff, of Fairview township,) was proceeding homewards with his team, his horses took fright, about 5 miles from this place, and ran off.  Mr. Reiff was, at the time, on his saddle horse; and in his efforts to control the animals, the lines broke, and he fell back on the ground.  He was immediately caught by the wheels – both of which passed over his head.  He was taken, in a few minutes after, dreadfully mangled, and apparently lifeless.  He however, so far recovered, as to be able to relate in broken accents, the manner of his misfortune.  Of the cause of his horses being frightened, he could give no account.
    After enduring life for some hours, in great agony, he expired: – leaving for the benefit of mankind, another example of the uncertainty of human life. Be ye also ready.

Died on Wednesday the 1st instant, after a lingering illness, George Hickenluber, Esq. of Franklin township.

May 15, 1822

Earthquake.  On Saturday last, about half past three o’clock, in the afternoon, a smart shock of an earthquake was felt in this borough.  We hear that the same was also felt at Lancaster.- Gazette.

Philadelphia, May 7.
We have the pleasure of announcing the arrival, on Saturday last, from Schuylkill county, of thirty-one arks, loaded with Coal, and two arks loaded with Flour.  This is the first flour that ever descended the River Schuylkill, from the head of Navigation, a distance of more than one hundred miles.  The wheat from which this flour was manufactured, was raised on the borders of the Susquehanna, and brought, during the winter, on sleds, to the mills, at the head of the Schuylkill.
Coal. – We are authorized to state that forty-seven arks, laden with Lehigh Coal, have arrived in this market since our last notice, three of which are of that variety of anthracite coal which may be denominated soft; it ignites more freely, but communicates a less degree of heat, for the quantity consumed, than the harder species of Lehigh coal.- Amer. Sen.

Married on Sunday the 28th ultimo, by the Rev. L. Hinch, Mr. Henry Orner, to Miss Sarah Knauss, daughter of Daniel Knauss, both of this county.

Married on Tuesday the 30th ult. by the Rev. J. H. Wiestling, Mr. Abraham Hull, of Frederick county, Md., to Miss Magdalen Rahn, daughter of Mr. Philip Rahn, of Conowago township.

Married on Thursday, the 2d inst., by the Rev. C. G. M’Lean, Mr. Andrew Stewart, to Miss Jane Walker, daughter of Mr. Joseph Walker, both of this county.

Died on the night of the 3d instant, Thomas Tucker, Esq., of Abbottstown, in the 48th year of his age.

Departed this life, on the evening of the 8th instant, Mrs. Alice Sloan, wife of Samuel Sloan, aged 37, after a protracted illness of two months.

May 22, 1822

Married on Thursday last, by the Rev. John Herbst, Mr. Peter Eyster, of Straban, to Miss Elizabeth Weaver, of Cumberland township.

Married on Sunday, the 12th inst., by the Rev. L. Hinch, Mr. Henry Lauber, to Miss Catharine Saum, daughter of Mr. Jacob Saum, both of Franklin township.

Married on Thursday the 9th inst., by the Rev. L. Hinch, Mr. Jeremiah Mackley, to Miss Sarah Oyler, both of Franklin township.

Married on the same day, Mr. James -ison, to Miss Eve Wilkinson, both of Franklin township. [paper was folded]

May 29, 1822

Died in Lancaster, on Saturday the 18th inst., Mr. David Getz, recently of this borough, in the 26th year of his age.

June 5, 1822

Married on Tuesday the 21st ultimo, by the Rev. Mr. Helfenstein, Mr. Charles F. Wasmus, son of Mr. Henry Wasmus,  of this borough, to Miss Eve Ann Pein, daughter of Mr. Frederick Pein, of Baltimore.

Died on Tuesday the 28th ult. Mr. George Sherman, of Germany township.

June 12, 1822

Married on Tuesday the 4th instant, by the Rev. J. H. Wiestling, Mr. Henry Bucher, to Miss Elizabeth Baker, both of Franklin township.

Died on Thursday night, the 6th inst. Mr. Nicholas Bissinger, of Franklin township, aged 83 years.  His corpse was interred on the 8th instant, attended by a numerous concourse – on which occasion the Rev. Wm. Runkel delivered a discourse.

Died on Saturday morning last, after a lingering illness, Mr. Charles Stewart, of this borough, in the — year of his age. [age might be 50th, print hard to read]

June 19, 1822

Died on the 10th instant, in the 28th year of her age, Mrs. Elizabeth Rice, wife of Mr. Henry Rice, of this county.

Died on Saturday last, John Black, and on Sunday night last, James Black, sons of Mr. John Black, of Mountjoy township.

June 26, 1822

York, Pa., June 18.
THUNDER STORM.
    Last Tuesday about 3 o’clock in the afternoon, this place was visited with a heavy shower of rain, accompanied with very severe thunder and lightning.  There was a copious effusion of electric fluid, and many objects came in contact with it, yet the damage done is not very extensive, the destructive fluid having been discharged chiefly in the woods and fields.  In a space of woods, of about 30 acres, three miles east of this place, between 15 and 20 trees have been splintered.  The damage done of which we hear, and which is most essential, was near this place, where a house of P. J. King was struck.  The explosion fell upon the chimney, from whence it branched off in three directions, one branch descending the chimney, the other two in opposite directions along the rafters, passing down to the wall, breaking through the wall, the house was filled with such a mass of the fluid, that it shattered the ceiling, and in escaping out, splintered the doors and broke every window in the house, carrying away the sashes in some of them.  Mr. Stough, who occupies the house, was sitting under the door, where one of the branches of lightning came down, and split the door case, and threw it against his feet, yet, he was not affected otherwise, thus being slightly stunned.  Nor did the rest of his family, who were near him, feel the effects any more than himself.
    Some hemp on the garret was on fire, but the flame was extinguished before it did much damage.
    In Windsor township, a new house of Mr. Wanbaugh, was struck by the lightning, some of the logs and the windows were shattered to pieces.  Some yarn in the house was burnt, and the fluid passing through an almanac hanging in the house, left a hole in it as if a musket ball had been shot through it.
    In Springgarden township, a mare of Mr. Abraham Hiestand, and a cow of Mr. Fitzsimmons were killed.  It is supposed the same body of fluid killed both animals, although they were more than half a mile distant from each other.  The ground of this supposition is, that from the place where the mare was struck the fluid passed on about 90 yards and struck a walnut tree, and thence proceeded to the cow, which being at a spot, placing the three objects in a straight line from each other. – Gazette.

Union, Pa., June 11.
Distressing Calamity. – On Wednesday last about ten miles south west of this borough, the house and household goods of Elias Parshall were completely destroyed by the explosion of 22 lbs. of gun powder!  The powder, it is supposed, was set on fire by a child, not quite three years old, whose mangled parts were found in different directions ! !
Fortunately the remainder of the family were at dinner on the porch and only two more (children) were hurt, and they not seriously.  This is another warning to the retailers of that article, to use the utmost precaution in using and handling it.

York, Pa., June 18.
Fatal Accident. – On Tuesday last, Mr. Daniel Shelly, of Newbury township, was killed by the falling of a tree.  He, and two other persons, were at work, felling timber, on Mr. D. Laughman’s land.  Having cut a large tree nearly through, they desisted, for a time, and imprudently proceeded to clear from brush and underwood, the spot, upon which it was expected to fall.   The tree which they had left, was nearer cut through than they had imagined, and unhappily, fell upon them, while they were so employed.  Mr. Shelly was crushed to the earth, by a main branch of the tree, and killed on the spot.  The others, of whom Mr. Laughman himself was one, were so lucky as to escape the peril of their situation, without any serious injury. – Recorder.

Died on Tuesday morning the 18th instant, Thomas W. Black, son of Mr. Thomas W. Black, of Mountjoy township.

Died on the same day, (18th instant), the only daughter of Mr. Jacob Keet-aber, jr. of Straban township, aged about 10 months.

Died on Friday last, a daughter of Mr. David Buecher, of Mountpleasant township, in the 5th year of her age.

Died on Saturday last, Addison James Gorley, son of Mr. James Gorley, of Mountpleasant township.

Died on Sunday last a son of Mr. Jacob Howard, of Mountjoy township.

Died on Sunday night last, a child of Mr. Henry Brinkerhoff, Jr. of Straban township.

July 3, 1822

Married on Thursday last, by the Rev. John Herbst, Mr. William Ross, to Miss Hannah Hoffman, daughter of Mr. Henry Hoffman, of Straban township.

Died on Monday the 24th ultimor, aged about 3 years, a son of Mr. George Brinkerhoff, of Staban township.

Died on Thursday last, Robert Thompson, son of Mr. James A. Thompson, of this borough, in the 4th year of his age.

Died on Thursday last, in the 82d year of her age, Mrs. Rachel Ewing, relict of Mr. Samuel Ewing, of Mountpleasant township.

Died on Saturday last, Mrs. —-Brinkerhoff, wife of John Brinkerhoff, Esq., of Straban township.

Chambersburg, June 25.
Another Revolutionary Patriot gone!
Capt. James Poe, died, at his residence, in Antrim township, Franklin county, on Thursday night last, in about the 70th year of his age.  How long this venerable patriot served in the revolutionary war we are not able to tell, but it was a considerable time, not even in the late war with great Britain did the courage of this old veteran FLAG. – He shouldered his musket, marched to Baltimore, and during the whole of the inclement season, that, that city was besieged by lord Wellington’s invincibles, though in a delicate state of health, could the old hero be prevailed upon to leave the intrenchments, but fearlessly clung to his post until after their retreat.  He filled several important civil offices, – he represented this county in the state senate for about eight years.  A few years more and not a star of ’76 will illumine the American horizon ! Peace to these departed heroes ! may they all find a sure roar and protection within the BATTLEMENTS of heaven.  As a husband, parent and citizen, he was much esteemed and admired. – Republican.

July 10, 1822

Died on Wednesday morning, the 8th instant, Mr. David Wadsworth, son of Mr. Michael Wadsworth, of Mountpleasant township, in the 21st year of his age.

Died on Wednesday, the 8th instant, Sarah Tutt, daughter of David Tutt, deceased, of Straban township, in the 8th year of her age.

Died on Sunday morning last, Mrs. —- Wadsworth, wife of Mr. Michael Wadsworth, of Mountpleasant township, in the 54th year of her age.

July 17, 1822

From the Susquehanna Democrat. July 5.
Another Accident
We learn that a Mrs. Trumphaor of Lausanne township, Northampton county, near the Beaver Meadows, was lately shot under the following circumstances:
    Some of her children discovered a Rattlesnake in the bushes near the house, but in such a situation that it could not be got at with a stick.  Mrs. Tramphaor got a rifle from the house for the purpose of shooting the snake; but by this time it had changed its situation so as to enable her to get at it with a stick; she laid the gun across a log and killed the snake; and in attempting to take up the gun, she caught it by the muzzle and drew it towards her, when the lock was caught either by the log or a bush, and the ball passed completely through her body.  She then sent her two eldest children after her brother, and returned into the house, when she took up her infant about eight weeks old, sat down in the cradle and suckled her child.  In about two hours her brother arrived, and found her still sitting in the cradle with the child in her arms, and two of her other children engaged in wiping away the blood from the wounds in her sides.  She appeared to be quite sensible, and told her bother that she should die in three hours from that time, and that in three years he would die by a similar accident.  She did die in three hours; but whether her prediction respecting her brother will be fulfilled or not, time only can disclose.

Died on Thursday, the 27th ultimo, Mr. James Blakely, of Menallen township, aged 98 years.

Died on the 4th instant, Mrs. Lydia Lear, wife of Mr. Daniel Lear, of Tyrone township, aged about 50 years.

Died on the 9th instant, a son of Mr. James Black, of Mountjoy township.

Died on the 10th instant, a child of Mr. Jacob Rummel, of Mountpleasant township.

Died on Thursday last, a child of Mr. Peter Lott, of Mountpleasant township.

Died on Friday night last, an infant son of Mr. John Ferree, of Hamiltonban township.

Died on Saturday last, aged about 10 months, Anna Maria, daughter of Mr. George Strickhouser, of Straban township.

Died on Saturday last, aged nearly 3 years, Margaret, daughter of Mr. Jacob Rummel, of Mountpleasant township.

Died on Saturday last, in the 17th year of her age, Miss May Miller, who lived with Mr. Andrew Bushman, of Cumberland township.

Died on Sunday last, aged about 19 months, a son of Mr. Peter Staltsmith, of Mountjoy township.

Died on Sunday last, Mrs. ____ Reif, relict of Mr. Henry Reif, of Menallen township.

Died on Saturday the 13th inst., Mrs. Juliana Berlucchy, consort of Doctor Charles N. Berlucchy, of this borough.
Her remains were interred, on Sunday afternoon the 14th instant, in the Roman Catholic burial ground.

Died at Conewago Chapel, Adams county, Pa. about four miles from this borough on Monday morning, the 8th instant, in consequence of a paralytic stroke which he received on the 27th ultimo, the Rev. Mr. Adam Brit, in the 81st year of his age.  

Wilkesbarre, June 28.
Accidents.
On Monday evening last a colored man in this town, discharged a gun loaded with two balls, at a dog; but unfortunately one of the balls struck the wrist, the other the hand of Mr. Richard Covert, who happened to be in the direction in which the gun was fired.  One of the balls has been extracted, and the other yet remains in the hand near the thumb joint.
    We also learn that Mrs. M’Carty of Nescopeck, was lately shot in the arm by the carelessness of some persons who were shooting at a mark.  We understand the wound is not dangerous.

York, Pa. July 9.
Lightning
On Sunday afternoon last, about 4 o’clock, a barn belonging to the heirs of the late Jacob Hoke, about 4 miles west of York, was struck by lightning, and consumed.  It contained near 20 thousand sheaves of grain, the last of which had been gathered into it but the preceding day.
    

July 24, 1822

Died on Monday the 15th instant, Joseph, son of Mr. Conrad Eckenrode, of Straban township, in the 6th year of his age.

Died on Wednesday the 17th, Anna Maria Apolona, daughter of Mr. John Shriver, of Straban township, in the 5th year of her age.

Died on Thursday last, Mrs. Barbara Cress, of Cumberland township, relict of Valentine Cress, aged 84 years.

Died on Thursday last, Eliza Caroline, daughter of Mr. David Heck, Jr., of Cumberland township, aged 15 months.

Died on Thursday last, Sarah, daughter of Mr. Robert Linn, of Mountjoy township.

Died on Thursday last, a daughter of Mr. Samuel Raultson, of Cumberland township, aged about 6 years.

Died on Friday last, a son of Mr. John Bear, Jr. of Mountjoy township, aged about one year.

Died on Saturday last, at an advanced age, Mrs. Molly Thompson, of Mountpleasant township, relict of Mr. James Thompson.

Died on Saturday last, an infant son of Samuel Ramsey, Esq., of this borough.

Died on Sunday last, Mrs. Catharine Heck, consort of Mr. Daniel Heck, senr. Of Cumberland township, aged 61 years.

Died on Sunday last, Daniel, son of Mr. Peter Spangler, of Straban township, aged about 4 months.

Died on Monday morning last, Mrs. — Cownover, consort of Mr. John Cownover, of Mountjoy township.

Died on Monday the 15th of July, at Hamilton Vilie, near Philadelphia, Manuel Torres, Minister of the Columbian Republican near the United States, in the 58th year of his age.

September 11, 1822

Married on Thursday, last by the Rev. David M’Conaughy, Mr. Michael C. Clarkson, to Miss Louisa Harper, both of this borough.

Married on Thursday, last, by the Rev. David M’Conaughy, Mr. George Gilbert, to Miss Hannah Graft, daughter of Mr. John Graft, of Straban township.

Married on Thursday, last, by Rev. John Herbst, Mr. Solomon Tipton, to Miss Susanna Hollebach, of Cumberland township.

Died on Sunday the 18th ultimo, at the Burnt Cabins, Major John Weems, aged about 70 years.

Died on Monday the 26th ultimo, Mr. William Hunter, of Liberty township, aged about 73 years.

Died on the morning of the 6th instant, Mr. David Wilson, jr. of Hamiltonban township.

Died on the night of the 5th instant, Mr. Philip Warner, of Straban township.

Died on Thursday last, Mr. Frederick Stoner, of Mountjoy township, aged 89 years.

Died on Sunday the 1st instant, at the house of Samuel Hoover, in Millerstown, Adams County, Mr. Jacob Croft, (aged 19 years,) son of Mr. George Croft, of Cumberland county

September 18, 1822

Married on Thursday last, in this borough, by the Rev. John Herbst, Mr. Jonathan W. Sherburne, Lieutenant in the United States Navy, to Miss Louisa Myers, both of the city of Baltimore.

Married on Thursday last, by the Rev. David M’Conaughy, Mr. Hugh Jackson, of Straban township, to Miss Margaret Baily, of this borough.

Died on Saturday evening, the 7th instant, aged about 30 years, Miss Charity Brinkerhoff, daughter of Gilbert Brinkerhoff, deceased, of Mountpleasant township.

Died on Wednesday evening the 11th instant, Mr. Thomas Crawford, of Cumberland township, aged about 83 years.

Died on Monday the 8th instant, Mrs. Susannah Plank, wife of Mr. Andrew Plank.

Died on Saturday last, James Wilson, son of Mr. David Wilson, deceased, of Hamiltonban township.

September 25, 1822

Married on Sunday the 15th instant, by the Rev. John Herbst, Mr. George Hoke, to Miss Catharine Heidler, of Hamiltonban township.

Married on Tuesday the 17th instant, by the Rev. David M’Conaughy, Mr. William Bercaw, of Mountjoy township, to Miss Mary Stevenson, of Frederick county, Md.

Died on Wednesday evening the 18th inst., James Reid Meredith, son Wm. Meredith, Esq., of this borough, in the 11th year of his age.

Died on Thursday last, Mrs. Eleanor M’Kinney, wife of Mr. John M’Kinney, of Mountjoy township.

Died on Friday the 13th instant, in Chambersburg, Mr. Alexander Scott, Silversmith.
Mr. Scott illness was a s peculiar in character as short in duration.  He left home on the 6th inst. to accompany his daughter [Mrs. Wm. M’Gaughy, Jr.] to her residence in Adams county.  On his return the next day, he was seized with a paralysis of the left side, which completely disabled him; and in that condition was conveyed home.  Apparently, with but little suffering he grew gradually weaker, and died on the Friday following.

Died on Sunday morning, the 15th inst. at Washington City, after an illness of two weeks, the Rev. Samuel Davis, Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, aged about 28 years.

Died in Chilicothe, on the 1st instant, Mr. Archibald M’Clean, in the 41st year of his age.

October 2, 1822

Married on Thursday the 26th ultimo, by the Rev. John Herbst, Mr. John Brown, of Conowago, to Miss Hannah Wehr, of Mountpleasant township.

Died on Wednesday the 25th ultimo, Mr. Joseph Walker, of Cumberland township.

Died at his residence, in Straban township, on the morning of the 23d September, Mr. John Graft, sen. in the 63d year of his age.  He was a most affectionate husband and father, and a sincere friend.

October 9, 1822

Married on Tuesday the 1st instant, by the Rev. Wm. Runkel, Mr. Peter Lup, to Miss Elizabeth Lower, of Menallen township.

Died on Monday the 30th ultimo, Mr. Peter Sanders, of Hamiltonban township.

Died on Sunday last, Mr. John Rummel, of Mountpleasant township.

Shocking Accident. On Tuesday the 1st instant, Mr. Abraham Lobach, an aged and respectable citizen of Latimore township, was making cider, and while busy at he press, the Beam (upwards of 30 feet in length) fell on him, and shattered his head in such a manner that it was necessary to collect the pieces in order to inter them with the body!

October 16, 1822

Pottstown, Pa. Sept. 4.
A few days since a party of gentlemen from this village rode to the celebrated Klingleberg* or singing valley, about three miles from this place.  Although our expectations were very highly raised by the reports which we had heard, still they were more than realized on our arrival there.  A large and irregular mass of ill-shaped stones presented themselves to our view at first.  They appear to have been thrown together by some terrible convulsion of nature.  From the appearance of the stone, probably at some former period, some volcanic eruption must have taken place here.  By striking on the stones the most various sounds imaginable are produced.  The chime of the finest bells in the world could not exceed in variety the sounds produced here – from the most sonorous bass, to the most delicate air, the gradations beautifully fine. – Near the Klingleber is a considerable cave, which extends some distance under the rocks, and is really worthy the attention of the curious.  Many visitors heretofore have been at this place, but of late I understand it has been almost deserted.  When the inhabitants of our country are so much troubled to kill time, I am of opinion that there is not a place in the country that would better compensate a traveler, than a visit to this celebrated singing valley.
*Klingleberg is a German name, and the proper definition is, a sounding hill or chiming rocks.

Died on Wednesday the 9th instant, Mr. Thomas Beals, of Latimore township.

Died on Thursday night last, Mrs. Catharine Cross, wife of Mr. John Cross, of Straban township.

October 23, 1822

Married on Thursday evening last, by the Rev. David M’Conaughy, Mr. Thomas M’Creary, to Miss Margaret Garvin, both of this borough.

Married on Tuesday the 22d instant, by the Rev. David M’Conaughy, Mr. John [–ms], to Miss Catharine Monaghan, both of Newmarket, Frederick county, Md.

Washington, Pa., Oct. 21.
Suicide
Mr. William Glass, of Chartiers township, hung himself, on the morning of the 13th inst. with a leather line, tied to a dogwood bush, in the vicinity of his own house.  He was an industrious inoffensive man, of about 33 years of age, with an amiable wife and 5 children.  Had evidenced some symptoms of despair and horror of mind for a considerable time before he committed the horrid deed.

November 6, 1822

Caution.  My wife, Mary Warren, has eloped from my bed and board, without any provocation; therefore, I forewarn all persons against trusting her on my account, for I mean to pay no debts of her contracting, after the date hereof.  Isaac Warren, October 28, 1822

Fire! – About 11 o’clock on Friday evening last, a fire originated in the kitchen attached to the house of Mr. Quarles, innkeeper, in Columbia, Lancaster county, which consumed the tavern house of Mr. Quarles, and the dwelling hour of Mr. Briggs and Mr. Gonter.  It was with much difficulty and exertion that the house of Mrs. Stump was saved, the roof having been repeatedly on fire.

Married on Tuesday the 22d ultimo, by the Rev. C. G. M’Lean, Mr. Jacob M’Cleary, to Miss Julian Ziegler, both of this borough.

Married on Tuesday the 29th ult., by the Rev. John Herbst, Mr. Jacob Wiltesen, to Miss Maria Jones, both of Franklin township.

Married on Sunday the 27th ult. by the Rev. Mr. Melsheimer, Mr. Jacob Hoover, son of Mr. Henry Hoover, of Adams county, to Miss Lydia Klinedinst, daughter of Mr. Theophilus Klinedinst, of York county.

Died on Sunday last, at the Holly Iron Works, in Cumberland county, Mr. Thomas R. Showers, formerly of this place.

Died on Thursday last, the Hon. Jared Ingersoll, President Judge of the District Court in the city of Philadelphia.

Died in the city of Philadelphia, on Sunday morning, the 13th ultimo, John Spayd, Esq. of Reading, son-in-law of the present governor of Pennsylvania.  He had visited Philadelphia for the benefit of medical attendance.  His remains were removed for interment at Reading.

Accident. – on Thursday, the 17th ultimo, a young man, named John Thompson, about 18 or 19 years of age, while employed at the cider press of Mr. Christian Brenneman, in North Huntingdon township, was instantaneously killed, by the large beam of the press falling on his neck.  Mr. Robert Fulton, with whom the young man lived, was severely injured at the same time. – Westmoreland Repub.

November 13, 1822

A Land-tortoise was lately found upon the farm of Mr. George Passmore, in Chester county, marked ‘J. S. 1761.’  It is supposed to have been marked by Mr. John Swan, who at that time was the Proprietor of the next farm, and cleared the field adjoining that in which it was found.  Its shell was much worn and broken, and the letters somewhat defaced.

Lancaster, Pa. Nov. 7.
Melancholy Accident.  On Monday last, while John M’Anneny, of Strasburg township, was employed in loading logs on a wagon, his head was unfortunately forced between two logs, which produced a fracture of the scull.  He survived but a few hours.  He was an industrious man, about 35 years of age. – Free Press.

Married on Thursday evening last, by the Rev. Wm. Runkel, Mr. Henry Culp, son of Mr. Christian Culp, to Miss Sophia Candelhart, daughter of Mr. Ludwig Candelhart, all of this borough.  

Married on Thursday last, by Andrew Little, Jr., Esq., Mr. Peter Bercaw, Sen. of Mountjoy township to Miss Elizabeth Peters, of Mountpleasant township.

Married on Thursday last, Mr. Michael Trostle to Miss Susanna Diehl, both of Mountjoy township.

November 20, 1822

York, Pa. Nov. 12
Melancholy Accident.
    On Monday the 4th inst. George Daron, jr. and Jacob Fink, in Dover, York county, were blowing rocks in a well.  Having loaded the rock and put fire to it, it would not go off, they went down and adjusted the priming.  Mr. Daron had ascended but a few steps on the ladder, when it exploded, and injured him so severely that his life was despaired of, but he is now in a fair way of recovering.  Mr. Fink who threw himself in the bottom of the well escaped unhurt, except being pretty severely stunned so as to deprive him of hearing for a time. – Gazette.

Lancaster, Pa. Nov 7.
Another Distressing Accident.
    John Lorenz, a young man residing a few miles from this city, accidentally shot himself, on Saturday last.  He was endeavoring to frighten a rabbit from a thicket, and forcing the butt end of his gun in for that purpose, something touched the trigger and lodged the contents of the gun in his breast.  He has been married but about three months.  His parents reside in this city. – Free Press.

Married on Sunday the 17th inst. by the Rev. John Herbst, Mr. Jacob Parr, of Germany township, to Miss Susanna Trone, of Hanover, York county.

Union, Pa. Oct. 29.
Large Radishes. – In the garden of Mr. John Slack, who lives on the Laurel hill, there grew this year two Radishes of the following dimensions:
    The first measures 28 ¾ inches in circumference, was 30 ½ inches in length, and weighed 12 pounds.
    The second measures 28 ¼ inches in circumference, 19 ½ inches in length, and weighed 12 pounds.
    In the same garden there is a Cabbage head, that measures, clear of loose leaves, 3 feet 3 ½ inches, also a Turnip, measuring 26 ½ inches in circumference.  Mr. Slack has also raised this year the finest Potatoes, perhaps, the county can afford, two of which weighed 4 ½ pounds. – Genius.

November 27, 1822

Died on Saturday night, the 16th instant, Mr. Leonard Gilbert, of Straban township, in the 57th year of his age.

Died on Wednesday the 20th inst., Mr. Philip Gilbert, of Hamiltonban township.

Died on Saturday morning last, Mr. George M’Pherson, son of Mr. William M’Pherson, of this borough.

Died on Saturday night last, Mr. James M’Curdy, of Cumberland township.

Mr. M’Neil, was a Gate-keeper, at the foot of the Allegheny, Glad Road. – Somerset Whig.

Chambersburg, Nov. 12.
Accident.
On Monday night the 4th inst. Mr. Conrad Hourse, who has occupied Mr. Snider’s Mill, at Conococheague creek, for some time past, was found dead in the cogpit of said mill.  He was mashed in a shocking manner, having been drawn, as in supposed, under the water wheel. – Repository.

December 4, 1822

York, Nov. 26.
On Saturday last, Henry Klinefelter, descended into the well of Peter Smyser, in Shrewsbury township, in this county, and was suffocated.  All the means applied to restore stimation were unavailing. – Gazette.

Indiana, Pa. Nov. 27.
On the 15th inst. as several men were descending the Conemaugh river in a boat, at a place called the Narrows, in the Chesnutridge, the boat struck against a rock, & immediately sunk.  Mr. Thomas Dolton, one of the person on board, and who could not swim, was unfortunately drowned.  The others with difficulty reached the shore. – Whig.

Died on the 17th ult. Sarah Capehart, daughter of John Capehart, of Byberry township, Philadelphia county, aged about 11 years, after an illness of four days with evident symptoms of Hydrophobia.  About six weeks before, a dog, supposed to be mad, had bitten a dog belonging to the family, a sheep and a cat; these were all shortly after affected with canine madness, and the dog, we understand, after biting the little girl slightly on the ankle, ran off. – Amer. Sen.

Married on Thursday last, by the Rev. Robert S. Grier, Mr. Isaac Paxton, of this borough, to Miss Nancy Kerr, daughter of Mr. Jos. Kerr, of Cumberland township.

Married on the same evening [Thursday last], by the Rev. John Herbst, Mr. Michael Rupp, to Miss Nancy Gillespey, daughter of Mr. Wm. Gillespey, all of this borough.

December 11, 1822

Married on Tuesday the 3d instant, by the Rev. William Paxton, Dr. John Paxton, of this borough, to Miss Jane Wilson, daughter of James Wilson, Esq., of Millerstown.

Married on Tuesday the 26th ultimo, by the Rev. L. Hinen, Mr. George Middlekauff, to Miss Mary Mundorf, daughter of Mr. Jacob Mundorf, both of Franklin township.

December 18, 1822

Married on Sunday the 8th instant, by the Rev. Caleb Reynolds, D—t. Charles Blish, of Reading township, to Miss Rebecca M’Grew, daughter of Mr. John M’Grew, of Middletown.

Notice to John Abbot, to appear before the Judges at Gettysburg, at a Court of Common Pleas, there to be held, on the Second Monday of January next, then and there to answer the libel of Margaret Abbot, his wife, to show cause, if any he has, why the said Margaret should not be divorced from the bonds of Matrimony.  By the order of the Court, Bernhard Gilbert, Sheriff.

Notice to Robert Paxton, to appear before the Judges, at Gettysburg, at a Court of Common Pleas, there to be held, on the Second Monday of January next, then and there to answer to the Libel of Ann Paxton, his wife, to show cause, if any he has, why the said Ann should not be divorced from the bonds of Matrimony. By order of the Court, Bernhart Gilbert, Sheriff.

Died on the night of the 10th instant, Mr. Henry Saltzgeber, of Straban township, in the 83d year of his age.

Died on Thursday the 5th instant, Mr. Adam Livingston, of Straban township, aged about 77 years.

Died on Saturday the 17th instant, Mr. John Irvin, Sen. of Hamiltonban township.

Died on Tuesday, the 26th ultimo, at Sunbury, Mr. Andrew Albright, State Senator from Northumberland and Union counties.

Died at Middletown, Dauphin county, on the 22d ult. Theordore Burr, celebrated for his mechanical talents, more extensively known as a bridge builder.

December 18, 1822

Union, Pa. Dec. 3.
On Monday the 25th ultimo, a six horse team, belonging to William L. Miller, of New Haven, in this county, took fright while standing in the streets of Connellsville, and ran to the fording of the Yough river, above the bridge, but the current being too strong, swept them down below the bridge, into water from 15 to 20 feet deep.  The wagon being heavy sunk to the bottom and took with it the six horses; the two foremost horses, however, making several plunges, the hook of the stretchers coming loose, they swam to shore, the other four were drowned. – Genius.

December 25, 1822
Melancholy Occurrence.  On Saturday evening last, Mr. James Crawford, who resided about three miles east of this borough, perished near Mr. Baldridge’s Mill, on the Loyalhanna.  His body was found the morning following by his son, in the creek, the lower part covered with water.  He was advanced in years, and was a harmless, inoffensive, and honest citizen. – Republican.

Huntingdon, Pa. Dec. 5.
In the afternoon of Tuesday last, while a little daughter of Mr. Thos. King, about 4 years of age, was in the house of a neighbor in company with several of her young playmates, her clothing unfortunately took fire, and as no grown person was at hand to render timely assistance, the little innocent was so dreadfully burned, that it expired in the forenoon of yesterday.  This is the third melancholy circumstance of precisely the same nature, that has occurred in this Borough within the same number of years. – Advocate.

Marble.  Mr. Samuel Walker, of Elizabethtown, in Allegheny county, has deposited in the warehouse of the Manufacturing Association, in this city, a specimen of marble, found on the farm of Mr. George Shields, about two miles from Elizabethtown.  It is found on an elevated plain, about 3 feet below the surface of the earth, about 1 ½ mile from the Monongahla river.  The stratum appears to be of great extent and thickness, in quantity sufficient to supply any demand for that article.  That next the surface is gray, beautifully veined.  The lower part is black and white.
    We hope that some of our Architicts and Mechancis will make trial of this Marble.  As it may be procured at a very moderate expense, if found of a good quality, it will contribute to the resources, stimulate the industry, and promote the embellishment of our city. – Pittsburgh Mercury.

Died on Tuesday the 17th instant, Mr. Jacob Sanders, of Hamiltonban township.

Died on Wednesday the 18th instant, suddenly, Mrs. Jane Smyth, wife of Samuel Smyth, Esq., of Mountpleasant township.

Brownsville, Pa. Dec. 2.
Drowned, in the Monongahela, opposite this place, on Wednesday night last, by falling from a boat, Mr. John M’Laughlin, of Bridgeport.  His body has not yet been found. – Register.

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