Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, September 28, 1911
Page 1, column 7
          Mrs. Catherine Frank  died at Rose Hill, Jasper County, Illinois, at 9:35 a.m., age eighty-five years.  She was a sister of  George W. Rapp's father.  She spent all of her life here except a few months at her late residence.  She was a devoted Christian lady, being a member of the German Presbyterian church of this city, which has lost one of its most devoted workers.  Mr. Rapp left this afternoon to bring the remains to this city to be taken to his residence, 127 East Jackson street.  She was a sister of  Mrs. Adam Kuhn  and  Mrs. George Goodrich  and an aunt of  John Rapp.  D. B. Wilson & Son in charge.
[Buried City Cemetery]
Contributed by Barb Huff for Jann Rapp DeMeire

The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
December 6, 1883
          The coroner concluded his inquest on the body of  Eli Frank  this morning.  To-day was set for the preliminary trial of  Jacob Block and  Elsie Block  for the murder of Eli Frank.  At 1 o'clock an immense crowd filled the court room, and a large crowd failing to find room in the court house, swayed around to the south side of the public square, between the court house and jail.  This was in plain view of the jail, and the Blocks were terribly frightened, believing they would be hung immediately.  The counsel on behalf of the defense appeared and waived a preliminary examination.  The defendant were not taken out of jail.  John E. Elam,  of Indianapolis, has been employed to prosecute the case.  The feeling against the Blocks is growing every day.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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