Overtime Strains Eyes

Source: Port Jervis Evening Gazette, April 20, 1920

Kellam-Van Sickle

Miss Jennie Van Sickle, daughter of Emmet Van Sickle, and Earl William Kellam, were united in marriage at the home of the bride on Sussex street at eight o’clock Wednesday evening by Rev. Charles H. DeWoody.  The bridesmaid was Miss Eleanor Van Sickle, sister of the bride, and H. McCormick was best man.  Freddie Van Sickle acted as ring bearer.  The wedding farch [sic] from Lohengrin was played by Charles Van Sickle and Edgar Van Sickle acted as usher.  The bride was given away by her father.

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Kaselitz-Van Sickle

Miss Jessie Van Sickle, daughter of Mr. Emmet Van Sickle, and Mr. K. Edwin Kaselitz were united in marriage at the Baptist parsonage last Thursday by the Rev. William E. Foote.  The attendants were Miss Flora Kaselitz, sister of the groom, and Mr. Charles Van Sickle, brother of the bride.

Mr. and Mrs. Kaselitz took Erie train Four for a honeymoon trip of several days to New York City and vicinity, after which they will return to Port Jervis to make their residence in a newly-furnished home at No. 108 Fowler street.

The bride is a young woman of pleasant personality and possesses a cheerful, agreeable disposition that have won for her many friends.  Mr. Kaselitz is a linotype operator for “The New York Farmer” and is an industrious, competent employee.  The friends and fellow employees of Mr. Kaselitz whish for him and his bride a long life of connubial happiness.

Source:  Port Jervis Tri-States Union, October 5, 1905. 

Mrs. Sarah Almeda Van Sickle

Mrs. Sarah Almeda Bross Van Sickle died at her home No. 31 Orange street at 11 o’clock on Sunday morning after long years of suffering of neuritis, aged nearly 65 years.

Mrs. Van Sickle was born at High Point in Wantage township on November 13, 1853, and was a daughter of the late Noah and Esther Wickham Bross. On December 21, 1870, she was united in marriage to John E. Van Sickle, of Libertyville, N. J. Her married life has been passed in Port Jervis with the exception of nine years in Sussex, N. J.

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Another Vicious Bull



Mr. Wm. C. Van Sickle, who lives on the old Anson Raymond farm in Sparrowbush, some two and a-half miles west of this village, came very near being gored to death by a vicious bull, between five and six o’clock Friday morning.

Mr. Van Sickle has a bull of his own raising, some thirteen months old, and unusally [sic] large for its age. The animal is kept in a stable daring the day, but is allowed to run out in the barnyard all night.

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Big Drainage Suit Is Filed In Supreme Court

This morning William Van Sickle and his fellow land owners in Nemaha county filed a brief in the state supreme court upholding the act of District Judge Babcock in holding the new drainage act adopted by the last legislature unconstitutional, as a deprivation of private property for a private use. The suit involves $750,000 worth of arable land in Nemaha and Richardson counties which is useless without proper drainage.

The suit was brought by the owners of a portion of this tract of land under the terms of law enacted by the last legislature giving two-thirds of the owners of the land in any district which needs drainage power to form an incorporation and dig a ditch, bonding all lands which will be benefitted thereby not to exceed $6 an acre, with not to exceed 50 cents per year for the sinking fund. Continue reading “Big Drainage Suit Is Filed In Supreme Court”

Anna Prescott Van Sickle

The funeral of Mrs. Anna Prescott Van Sickle which was private was held at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Prescott in Matamoras at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 8, where the services were conducted by the Rev. James S. Royer.  There were many beautiful floral tributes from relatives and friends. Interment was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Matamoras.

Source: Port Jervis Evening Gazette, June 9, 1923.

A Divorce Case

Some time ago Miss Carrie Van Sickle, daughter of Mr. Wm. C. Van Sickle, of Sparrowbush, was married to Wm. M. Van Sickle, who has lately made himself notorious by his dissipated life and numerous violations of the laws.  She applied for a divorce from him on a complaint of adultery, and on the 7th of last May Judge Barnard granted her a decree of absolute divorce.  Mr. L.E. Carr, of this village, was her lawyer in the case and he has pushed the case with earnestness and with the most gratifying success.

Miss Van Sickle is now legally freed from her bonds, and her many friends in this vicinity congratulate her on her release from a companionship that has grown to be unendurable.

Source:  Tri-States Union, July 13, 1880.