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Bourbon County’s Union Monitor was a weekly newspaper. It was initially published in Marmaton, but only briefly. Publication continued in Fort Scott, with D.B. Emmert as Editor and C.B. Hayward as Publisher. Wal. H. Johnson became Publisher in 1865, with Mr. Emmert continuing as Editor, joined by H.H. Johnson. This reel contains a haphazard collection of issues, many of which are damaged and/or incomplete. Very few issues contain any personal information. The information has been copied as accurately as possible, but errors may still occur. Minor printing errors have been corrected, but otherwise the information is presented as it originally appeared. Please consult the individual reels to verify an item. I do not have any further information about these individuals or families. Ellen Knowles Bisson (

Oct 8, 1863, pg 2, col 3

Married: On the evening of the 29th [of Sep], by the Rev. Austin Warner, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. Robert Kincaid and Miss Irene A. Phillips, all of Mound City, Kansas.

Married: On the 1st [of Oct], at the house of the bride’s father, A.A. Logan, by the Rev. G.W. Hatler, Mr. Samuel N. Northway, of Bourbon County, and Mrs. Harriet T. Bigger, of Linn County, Kansas.

Oct 22, 1863, pg 2, col 5

Died: On the 22nd [of Sep], at his residence in Freedom township, Bourbon county of Dropsy, James H. Moore, aged fifty nine years, six months and 22 days.

Nov 12, 1863, pg 2, col 5

Married: On Tuesday, Nov. 3rd at Fort Scott, Kans., by the Rev. Charles Reynolds, John H. Wright of Rochester, N.Y., to Kate A., Daughter of E.M. Bodine, Esq., of Wellsboro, Pa.

Nov 17, 1863, pg 3, col 1

Died: We regret to learn that the gallant and noble Lieut. Schoen has died of his wounds received at the battle of Prairie Grove, Ark. Lieut. Schoen was one of our best citizens. He fought in his native country, Germany, and was one of the first to take up arms to suppress the present rebellion. He was a true patriot, a brave soldier and an honest man; beloved by all and endeared to his fellow soldiers. Co. E. of the 10 Reg. Deeply lament the loss of their brave Lieutenant and the hearts of our citizens are sad. Lieut. Schoen leaves an amiable wife and three small children to mourn the loss of a kind husband and indulgent father. They share the sympathy of us all. May God bless them.

Jan 25, 1864, pg 3

Died: Melancholy Accident - John O’Neal, Sr., an old and respected citizen of this county, while returning home last Wednesday from town, his horse became unmanageable, making a sudden jump to one side, threw him off with such violence on his head that it caused death instantly.

Mar 21, 1864, pg 3, col 1

Died: On Tuesday night, Mr. John S. Miller, of this city received a telegram announcing the death of his daughter - Miss Fannie - at St. Louis. She was an inmate of one of the female seminaries in that city, and was well known here as a young lady of much promise. Her amiable disposition had endeared her to a large circle of friends in this city, who are left to mourn her early departure to another world. Mrs. Miller who was visiting in the east, received a telegram announcing her sickness, and arrived in St. Louis about two hours before she died. Mr. Miller started for Leavenworth Wednesday morning, to meet the body, which was brought to Kansas for interment.

Apr 4, 1864, pg 2, col 3

Died: We regret to learn just as we go to press, the decease of J.E. Himoe, of Mapleton, under melancholy circumstances. He was taken with the smallpox, coming up the Missouri river, and landed near Booneville, with a nurse. He became delirious, and escaping from the nurse, rushed in at the window of a house near by and was shot by the inmate, who did not know his condition. Mr. H. was County Surveyor of this county, and a young man highly respected by all who knew him. We will give a full account of the unfortunate affair in our next [sic]. [Note: Incomplete issues; further information not found.]

Jun 8, 1865, pg 5, col 1

Married: We notice that Thomas C. Stevens, the firm of Carney & Stevens, was married to Miss Mary Palmer, in Leavenworth the other day. If Tom is not a happy man, it will not be the fault of his excellent lady.

Jul 27, 1865, pg 7, col 2

Married: July 4th, 1865, by Rev. J.P. McElfresh, at the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. A.J. Pettigrew to Miss J.A. Pulhamus, of Linn County, Kansas.

Jan 31, 1866, pg 3, cols 1 & 2

Died: At his residence in this city, on Tuesday, [Jan] 30th, of consumption, David S. Andrick, aged 28 years and 15 days. And: It is with sorrow we record the death of David S. Andrick, one of our oldest and most esteemed citizens. He breathed his last on the morning of Tuesday, January the 30th, of consumption. Mr. Andrick was known throughout Bourbon County as one of her best citizens. He leaves a widow and one child to mourn his loss. An attempt to record the good deeds of Mr. Andrick would be folly. A more upright and honest man did not breathe. Among all his extensive acquaintances, not one but mourns his loss and parts with him in sorrow. Few - very few - will leave such a record; he would rather receive a great wrong than inflict the least injury. Mr. Andrick together with his father came to Kansas in 1857, since which time he has been identified as one of the leading citizens of Bourbon County, always lending his aid and influence to the best interest of the County and town. He was elected and served one term in the City Council, giving general satisfaction. The name of D.S. Andrick will be held in sweet remembrance by all who knew him. [Memorial poem and Masonic resolution follow.]

Tom & Carolyn Ward
Columbus, KS

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