I have this copy from microfilm from the Henry Republican, May 18, 1876. Listed here are mentions of some people in the copy. Chances may be slim, but I'll share this just in case it might help someone out. Just let me know!
John Tremain and Robert Norman are farming this year in the vicinity of Camp Grove.
Mrs. Finney's being ill, no school was held in the primary department Tuesday afternoon.
Rev. Mr. Chamberlain conducts religious services at St John's Episcopal church on Sunday morning and evening.
James E. Noyes of Bradford is off on a trip to Boston. He will return by way of Philadelphia, some time next month.
Elder Shelton will preach at Wenona tonight, at Lone Tree Sunday morning and at the old Presbyterian church Sunday evening.
P. H. Bender, the tailor, formerly here, but latterly located in business at Wyoming, is closing out and will move to Union county, Iowa.
The sociable of the New Church society meets with Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Chrisborn on tomorrow evening. All are cordially invited to be present.
Mr. and Nehemiah Merritt spent last Sabbath in Henry. They seem to be renewing their youth, as they were looking quite healthy and well.
Booked for the centennial - A. C. Chrisborn and family, Henry Keeler and family, Rev. P. A. Crist and wife, and Mrs. J. W. Sinclair of Henry, Robert McDonough and family of Saratoga.
Rev. H. P. Roberts of Galesburg closed his ministrations here on Sunday last. He made a wide acquaintance while here, preached many fine sermons and we hope done much good to our community. We hope he "may never labor in vain" wherever he goes.
John Martin will have a public sale on Saturday of next week. His home premises he wants to sell in two five acre pieces, one containing his dwelling, and the other his barn. He will also at the same time dispose of several buggies and a number of other things. See advertisement or posters for other particulars.
Miss Martha Raymond is dressmaking again, and has begun engaged upon some superior work. We were shown a specimen of her work Tuesday evening - a dress she had just completed - which was richly and tastefully trimmed, and reflected great credit on the skillful, [?] hands that put it together. Miss R. has few equals in cutting, fitting or sewing.
James Hadley of Peoria, the carpet man, wants to be claimed with those carrying the heaviest line of goods among the dealers in that city. He has a vast array of rolls of carpets of all kinds and for all purposes, [more that is very hard to read]
J. W. Falkner will visit Henry on Friday and Saturday of this week in the interest of a work entitled "Prayer and its Remarkable Answers" by Wm. W. Patton of Chicago, formerly chief editor of the Advance. This is a work which should be in the hands of every believer, as it will tend to increase his faith. But all will find it of advantage to read, as it will give true ideas of the nature of prayer, conditions of success in prayer, and the mode of answer to prayer. Although published last December, it has already reached its eighth thousand which has just been issued, after revision by the author.
John McGrath, who owns the Rupp farm in Whitefield, while plowing last Friday, came upon a nest of nine wolf pups about a month old, all of which he captured and killed. The nest evidently had been made within two days. The old wolf, no doubt being disturbed and harnessed by dogs, had brought and secreted them on Mr. McGrath's place. Mr. McGrath would like to have received a bounty for this haul, but seems to think he done a good thing for himself and neighborhood in slaughtering the animals.
The storm of Saturday blew down several trees in town, and deluged the country with one of the heaviest rains we have experienced for a long time. Mr. William Foedick's new barn was struck during the day, the lightning cavorting around among the shingles and then running down a perpendicular post into the ground. Fortunately no great damage was done.
Mr. J. G. Armstrong ("Beemus) has been engaged to write up Ellsworth's pencil sketches of Marshall and Putnam counties. He will also embellish the columns of the Home Journal with occasional writings from his versatile and witty pencil.
Moses Hartley of Saratoga recently sold to A. J. Sturn 18 hogs, 11 months old, that averaged 365 pounds; another lot purchased from Phillip Devou of Milo, same age, average 370 pounds.
Advertisements for Magnolia Drug Store, Misses H. A. & B. Fyffe; Harwood & Douglas Boots & Shoes; The Hanna Wagon, W. A. Hanna