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The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, August 7, 1941
Page 2, Column 8
Two from Here Serve As Wedding Attendants
          Mrs. Gene Dellekamp  and  Miss Betty Hardin, of this city, were bridesmaids Sunday afternoon at the wedding of their cousin, Miss Mildred Elizabeth Swift,  daughter of  Mrs. and Mrs. Earle E. Swift, of Franklin, and  John D. Rapp, son of  Mrs. Gilbert Henderson, of Bargersville.
          The ceremony was read at 3:30 o'clock in the Second Mt. Pleasant church by the Rev. J. Frank Lansing in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends.
          The bride, who has visited in this city often, graduated from the Franklin high school and attended Franklin college where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.  Mr. Rapp was graduated from the Hopewell high school and attended Franklin college.
          Upon their return from a wedding trip the young couple will be at home in Franklin.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, October 6, 1932
Page 1
          A motion for a change of venue to another county has been filed in the complaint of  Carrie Shutt  vs  Delores Hill  and others, by  Marie Rapp,  one of the defendants.  She states that  Harry Emerick,  another defendant, has undue influence over the citizens of Shelby county.  The suit is for partition and sale of real estate.
Submitted by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Saturday, January 3, 1914
Took Possession of Store of
North Harrison Street
Yesterday Afternoon.
          a deal was sonsummated yesterday afternoon whereby  Arthur and  Horace Wagner,  well-known and prominent young business men of this city, took possession of the  George J. Rapp  grocery on north Harrison street.  The deal had been in progress for three days, but did not go thru with until yesterday.
          The two young men have been associated in the grocery business for the past several years with their father,  W. H. Wagner,  on east Washington street, and are well acquainted with the business of their new store.  Recently Arthur has been employed as a traveling salesman for the Heinz Pickling Company.
          The young men are energetic, accomodating and possess a pleasing disposition and there is no doubt but they will enjoy the same excellent trade which the store has had in the past and will draw more for their pleasure and profit.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Friday, September 29, 1899
          Mrs. Michael Rapp  is moving into the property of her brother, Mr. L. C. Powell, on West Washington st., and will keep house for Mr. Powell.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Daily  Republican
April 20, 1888
          George Rapp,  who returned last evening from Lexington, Indiana, says the wedding of  Mr. John W. Friday  and  Miss Stella Morrison  was one of the most brilliant affairs occurring in that place for a long time.  Some forty relatives and friends were present in honor of the happy event.  The ceremony as performed by the Rev. Hughes was very beautiful and completely captivated the Lexington people.  After the marriage some eighteen telegrams were read by  Mr. Rapp  from distant friends of the popular couple.  The home of the bride was tastefully ornamented for the event and the wedding supper was prepared with the greatest care and served in the best style.  Mr. and Mrs. Friday will arrive in this city to-morrow night.  It is said that our friend George Rapp made a great impression among the young ladies of Lexington and perhaps he also will be going over there in serach of a wife.
Submitted by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, September 10, 1885
Page 3, column 2
          Eva Rapp, through her attorneys, Adam & Hackney, has brought suit for divorce from her husband, Jacob Rapp, to whom she says she was married in Columbus in November 1880.  Mrs. Rapp alleges cruel treatment and failure to provide.
Submitted by Barb Huff

The  Volunteer.
Shelbyville, Ind.
February 5, 1863
APPLICATION  FOR  LICENSE. --- Notice is hereby given that I will apply to the Board of Commissions of Shelby county, Indiana, at their next term, commencing the first Monday in March, 1863, for a license to sell "intoxicating liquors in a less quantity than a quart at a time,"  (with the privilege of allowing the same to be drank on the premises) for one year.  My place of business, and the premises whereon said liquors are to be sold and drank are located on lot number ten, South side of Washington street, in the city of Shelbyville, county and State aforesaid, and now occupied by me as a saloon.
Dated Feb 5, 1863.
JOHN  RAPP.      
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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