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The Jasper Weekly Courier Archive

  • Jasper, Indiana
  • 18581922

About

The Jasper Weekly Courier debuted on March 19, 1858, in Jasper, Indiana.  The seat of Dubois County in southern Indiana, Jasper was an agricultural trade center located near iron and coal deposits.  John Mehringer, Rudolphus Smith, and Clement Doane published the Courier as an organ of the Democratic Party.  The Courier was the first newspaper published in the county since the American Eagle left Jasper in 1848 after a two-year run.  On November 1, 1859, Doane became sole proprietor of the Courier.  The paper endorsed Stephen A. Douglas in the 1860 presidential election and early in the Civil War drew criticism for being disloyal to the Union.  Doane fired back with an editorial affirming his loyalty, but lamented “a Union which requires bayonets and bullets to keep it together.”  In 1872, Doane expanded the four- page weekly to eight pages.  He continued to publish the Courier until his death in 1904.  His son, Benjamin E. Doane, assumed publishing duties until his death in 1922.  Benjamin Doane’s children briefly tried to maintain the Courier, but the publication ceased in July 1922.

Archive Info

  • 46,138
  • Jasper, Indiana
  • 18581922

Source Information

The Jasper Weekly Courier, 1858–1922 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: April 8, 2019

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Guy Bulleit Jasper College?

Guy Bulleit Jasper College?

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Marriage of Wuetscher / rra

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Archive Info

  • 46,138
  • Jasper, Indiana
  • 18581922

Source Information

The Jasper Weekly Courier, 1858–1922 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: April 8, 2019