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 JAMES H HAINES

  - Contributed by Melva L. Taylor.

The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois

December 26, 1945 - Wednesday, pg 12

JAMES H HAINES - 85, who lived with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Haak, of 507 Eleventh Avenue, Sterling, died at the Sterling Public Hospital Tuesday at 3:15 p.m. He had been admitted to the hospital at 10 a.m. suffering from an illness which overtook him but the day before. His body was taken to the Wheelock Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Prayers for the family will be said at the funeral home Friday at 1 p.m. and the funeral will be from the Rock Falls Methodist Church at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Wayne Leighty, minister, officiating. The committal will be in the cemetery at Ohio Station.

Mr. Haines was born October 26, 1860, at Ohio Station, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Haines of Ohio, Bureau County. He was reared and schooled there and lived all of his life excepting four years in Sterling, following the vocation of farming. He married Miss Minnie B. Staples of Ohio in 1890 and the couple had three daughters and one son. The son and one of the daughters died in infancy. In 1910 he married Lillian Albright of Ohio, and she passed away in 1936.

Surviving Mr. Haines are two daughters, Mrs. Lewis (Eva) Strasser of 609 Avenue I, Sterling, and Mrs. Carl (Winifred) Haak, of 507 Eleventh Avenue, Sterling, with whom he had made his home for the last four years. He was the last member of his family. There also survives his stepdaughter, Mrs. Lloyd (Dorla) Thome of Rock Falls.

Mr. Haines was well known in both Sterling and Rock Falls and was called "Uncle Jimmy" by many of his friends. He was a regular attendant on services in the Rock Falls Methodist Church and was a member of the Rock Falls Townsend Club, in which he took much interest.


Mrs. Sara Halcomb

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN
May 28, 1874

In Milo, Bureau county, May 22, Sara, wife of George Halcomb and sister to Mrs. William Fountain, aged 55 years.


HOWARD B. HAMILTON

Contributed by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

December 12, 1973 - Wednesday, pg 2

HOWARD B. HAMILTON

Manlius: - Howard B. Hamilton, 70, East Peoria, formerly of New Bedford, died Wednesday in Methodist Hospital, Peoria.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Howard Johnson Funeral Home at Manlius with the Rev. Jon Strolberg, pastor of the New Bedford Christian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Princeton. Friends may visit the funeral home Friday from 7-9 p.m.

Howard Hamilton was born Feb. 17, 1903 at New Bedford, the son of George W. and Edna Booth Hamilton. He was married to Janice Wright in 1931 at New Bedford. He was a veteran of WW II.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Patricia) Ptack, Little Rock, Ark.; one son, Richard Darrell, Denver, Colo.; five grandchildren, two brothers, Kenneth, Sterling; and Stanley, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and one sister, Mrs. Leonard (Bess) Hansen, Sheffield. He was preceded in death by one brother in infancy.


Carrie Hammerle

June 24, 1969 Sterling Gazette - Donated by Margaret Mangers

Walnut Funeral services for Miss Carrie Hammerle were held on Sunday afternoon from the Ross Funeral Home, with the Rev. Walter Ewert, pastor of the Red Oak United Methodist church, officiating.  Mrs. Paul Albrecht was organist and accompanied the vocalists, Mrs. Clyde Rosene and Mrs. Dean Albrecht. Interment was in the Walnut cemetery. Casket bearers were Verner Heaton, Alvin Birkey, John Bacorn, Marvin Guither, Verner Birkey, Dean Albrecht.


Evan Hamrick

Contributed by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, STerling-Rock Falls, Illinois, August 25, 1962 - Thursday, pg 2 col 3

Evan Hamrick Rites To Be Held In Wyanet

Funeral arrangements are complete at the Sutley Funeral Home in Wyanet for Evan O. Hamrick of 500 3rd Ave., Sterling. Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Sutley Funeral Home in Wyanet with burial in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call after noon on Thursday.


Francis William Hanson

Contributed by Margaret Mangers

Francis William Hanson, 68, of 205 E Peru Street in Princeton died Friday evening at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton. Funeral services will be Monday at 10 a.m. in St Louis Catholic Church in Princeton with Rev. Richard Lolczaski officiating. burial will be in Elm Lawn Menorial Park in Princeton. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Mr. Hanson was born on March 28, 1919 in Bureau, the son of William Francis and Mary Wiggim Hanson. On Aug. 16, 1945 he was united in marriage to Merle Slay in Santa Rosa, NM. The deceased was a veteran of World War II having served in the US Air Force and was a member of the Lt. Louis Catholic Church in Princeton, a fourth degree Knights of Columbus Father Farrell Council of Princeton and a member of Princeton Elks Lodge. Mr. Hanson retired from construction in 1982 after 32 years. Survivors include his wife, Merle Slay Hanson; two sons, James of Chicago and Charles G. of Princeton; two daughters, Mrs. John (Christy) Isaacson of Princeton and Mrs. Nick (Leslie) Roggy of Grandville; six grandchildren; one brother, William of Milwaukee, Wis.; and two sisters, Mary Miller of St. Petersburgh Beach, Fla. and Leanore Lang of Rock Falls. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Apr 25, 1987 Daily Gazette


HANNAH HANSEN

The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois

January 9, 1941 - Thursday, pg 11

Contributed by Melva L. Taylor

Rites at Fairfield For Mrs. Hannah Hansen

Funeral services for Mrs. Hannah Hansen of New Bedford, widow of George Hansen, were held Sunday afternoon at the Fairfield Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Milton Lundahl, pastor, officiating. Committal was in the family lot at the

Sheffield Cemetery. Mrs. Hazel Hewitt and Mrs. Theresa Lathrop sang, accompanied by Mrs. Sylvia Lindgren. Pallbearers were: Frank Swanson, W. N. Bard, August Jensen, Nels Nelson, Newton Swanson and James F. Johnson.


WILBUR HANSEN

(obits says Hansen and Hanson)

The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois

December 21, 1940 - Saturday, pg 5

Contributed by Melva L. Taylor

Conduct Funeral For William Hansen at Fairfield Church

Funeral services for Wilbur Hansen were held Thursday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Smith in New Bedford, with the Rev. Maynard Woudsma in charge, and at the Fairfield Lutheran Church with the pastor, Rev. Milton Lundahl, in charge. The singing was by Mrs. Hazel Hewitt and Mrs. Foressa Lathrop, with Mrs. Sylvia Lindgren as accompanist. The casket bearers were Jimmie and Billy Anderson, Leo and Gene Lindelof and Donald and Charles Nelson. Burial was in the Greenville-Fairfield Cemetery.

Wilbur Hansen, son of William and Evelyn Hanson, was born in Fairfield Township, Bureau County, April 26, 1932, departed this life December 16, 1940, aged eight years, seven months and 20 days, after a short illness of measles which developed complications. He was confirmed in the Fairfield Lutheran Church in September 1939, and was greatly interested in his Sunday school. He was a child of kind and lovable disposition and a favorite with his playmates.


WILBUR T. HANSEN

From Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazetee, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois January 26, 1984 - Thursday, pg A4

(Published obituary gives both Wilbur and Wilburn)

Kewanee: - Wilbur T. Hansen, 75, Kewanee Convalescent Center, formerly of rural Manlius and Sheffield, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the center.

The Howard Johnson Funeral Home in Manlius was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Sheffield Rescue Unit.

Wilburn Hansen was born on Dec. 29, 1908 in Sheffield, the son of George and Hannah Rasmussen Hansen. He was a carpenter in the New Bedord area and farmed in the Sheffield Mineral area for several years. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Fairfield Lutheran Church.

Surviving are two brothers, Leonard and Lester, and one sister, Mrs. Verle (Irene) Jacobson, all of Sheffield.


VERNON L. HARP

Contributed by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois November 8, 1983 - Tuesday, pg A4

Manlius: - Vernon L. Harp, 64, Manlius, died early this Tuesday morning in Perry Memorial Hospital, Princeton.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Howard-Johnson Funeral Home, Manlius, with the Rev. David Clardie, a member of the family, officiating. Burial will be in the Manlius Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Manlius Rescue Unit.

Vernon Harp was born on April 2, 1919, in Olive Branch, the son of Fred and Mary and Kay Wood. On Aug. 26, 1939 he married Florence Parker in Charleston, Mo. He retired from the grocery business which he was in his entire life. He was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. P. M. (Muriel) Morris and Mrs. Cory (Deedee) Hartz, both of Warrensburg, Mo., Mrs. Gerald (Carol) Forbeck, Tiskilwe, Mrs. Kenneth (Linda) Jensen, Bettendorf, Ia., Mrs. Andrew (Verna) Word and Mrs. David (Kathy) Piper, both of Princeton; two sons, Vernon Jr., and James, both of Manlius; 19 grandchildren and two sisters, Pat Harp, Metropolis, and Mrs. Carol Womack, Grafton.

Preceding him in death were his parents, three brothers and one sister.



Mrs. Lydia Hayes
Bradford Independent, Bradford IL August 27, 1885
Death of Mrs. Hayes
We take the following from the Bureau County Times in regard to the death of Mrs. Hayes. Mr. and Mrs. Hayes were residents of this section for many years.
"Mrs. Lydia Hayes, the wife of the late Wm. Hayes, departed this life on the early morning of August 19th, 1885, at the advanced age of 90 years. Mr. and Mrs. Hayes were born at Sanbornton Bridge, N. H.; the former Nov. 9, 1795, the latter June 1 of the same year. They were married May 14, 1821. Four children were born to them, 3 sons and a daughter, two of whom survive. Mr. Jerry Hayes of this city and Mrs. Lombard of Bradford. In 1854 they came to this state and settled in Milo township of this county. Some years since they moved into our town of Buda. While in the east they were closely identified with the general interests of their vicinity - with its schools and churches and social life. Mr. Hayes made teaching his principal business for 30 years and gained an enviable reputation in his profession. He superintended the Sunday school of his church for a long time and was one of the examining board of teachers for public school. The stream of life rose with him and his companion and furnished resources from which to draw in less favored times. They made precious memories for themselves and Mr. Hayes would never tire in his old age of citing reminiscences of these earlier times. Four years ago last February Mr. Hayes died, having spent 60 years in peace and happiness with the partner of his youth. Now she drops peacefully to rest. Neither of them seemed to have great natural power of endurance and were subject to seasons of illness, especially in their earlier years yet they lived to a good old age and only went away when the machinery of life was worn out. Mrs. Hayes was always the true lady, no matter what her troubles or sufferings. She was ever tender, kind, patient, hospitable and uncomplaining. She was the devoted wife and mother and generous friend. For several years she has been failing but she continued her exertion to the very last.


NETTIE HAYES

From Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois May 29, 1944

Mrs. Nettie Hayes, 87, of New Bedford Succumbs; Funeral on Tuesday

Mrs. Nettie Hayes, 87, esteemed resident of New Bedford, passed away at 1:55 a.m. Sunday at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Will Nelick, with whom she had made her home since the death of her husband in 1923. She had been in declining health for several years and bedfast for the past two weeks.

The body will respose at the Hudson Funeral Home at Wyanet until Tuesday noon when it will be taken to the New Bedford Christian Church for the funeral services at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. John Hallock, pastor, will officiate. Committal will be in the Greenville-Fairfield Cemetery.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Laura Draper of Rochelle, Mrs. Lena Nelick of New Bedford, and Mrs. Rowena Mott of Chicago; two sons, P. J. Hayes, Waukesha, Wis., and Vernal C. Hayes, Wyanet; a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Perna, at the age of six, and Mrs. Melva Jones, who died in February 1944, and a son, Irvin Hayes who passed away in December 1931.


ELSIE (Phillips) HEATON

From Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

March 11, 1957 - Monday, pg 2

Mrs. Elsie Heaton Of Walnut Passes Away

Walnut: - Mrs. Elsie Heaton, 83, died at 10 p.m. Saturday at her home here. Death came following an illness of many years. The body was taken to the Ross Funeral Home, where friends may call tonight. Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, with the Rev. Alfred Hunter, pastor of the Walnut Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Cemetery.

Elsie Phillips Heaton was born Aug. 23, 1874, in the Walnut community a daughter of Alonzo and Alvina Stiles Phillips. She was married to Frank Heaton of Walnut on Dec. 17, 1895. They farmed near Princeton and later in the Walnut area retiring in 1924 when they moved to Walnut. Mr. Heaton passed away Aug. 6, 1950.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Fay (Beva) Quilter, Walnut; two sons, Cecil and Verner Heaton Walnut; three granchildren and five great grandchildren; two brothers, Roy Philips of Princeton and Edgar Phillips of Ohio, Ill. In addition to her husband, she was preceded by one sister, Etta, and three brothers, Alvin, Jefferson, Ia; DeForest of Princeton and Glenni of Walnut.

FUNERAL March 14

Walnut: - Funeral services for Mrs.Elsie Heaton were held at the Ross Funeral Home on Tuesday afternoon, with Rev. Alfred Hunter, pastor of the Walnut Methodist church officiating. The Lord's Prayer, was sung by Mrs. Robert Ewalt and Mrs. Evan Ewalt, with Mrs. Claude Langford playing the accompaniment.

Casket bearers were nephews, William Ewalt Robert Ewalt, Evan Ewalt, Roland Phillips, Velvin Phillips and Howard Heaton. Flowers were cared for by Mrs. J. T. Frederick, Mrs. J. B. McCarthy and Mrs Hugo Kasten. Burial was in Walnut Cemetery.

Other relatives and friends from a distance present for the services were: Edgar Phillips, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Phillips, Mrs. Sarah Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Phillips, Mrs. Howard Heaton, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Puttcamp, Mr. and Mrs. Vilas Hensel, Floyd Dickinson, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Eickmeier, Miss Iva Hensel, Princeton; Mrs. Anna Fordham, Walnut Grove, Minn.; Mrs. Harold Andrews, Dixon; Mrs. Kenneth Heller, DeKalb.


Mrs. Sarah J. Harris

Taken From the Henry Republican
March 11, 1897

Milo
Another old settler gone over to the other shore. Mrs. Sarah J. Harris, widow of the late Michael Harris, who lost his life in the late rebellion to save his country, died Friday morning at the home of her son. Funeral at the M. E. church Sunday, at 11 o clock, by Rev. Clark of this charge. Mrs. Harris was born in Maryland many years ago.

Whitefield Corners
Grandma Harris, who lived here with her son James, but was visiting her son Thomas and family at her old home, was taken sick there three weeks ago with la grippe, which brought on other diseases that terminated in death last Friday morning. Her funeral services were held in the Boyd s Grove church Sunday at 11 a.m., conducted by brother Wilbur Clark, and her remains then laid to rest in the cemetery at that place. She was one of the old settlers in this part of the county, being 77 years old. She had been a widow since the late war, her husband having been killed in the army. She had raised a family of seven children, all living but the youngest, Mrs. Wm. McGee, who died some four years ago; two daughters and four sons are left to mourn for mother, and there s no one can love us like mother.


J. J. Harron

Taken From the Henry Republican
February 14, 1878

Died at Princeton, January 31 of consumption, Hon. J. J. Harron, aged 42 years


Mrs. Ortha Jorgensen (nee Hartz)

Dec 26, 1974 Sterling Gazette - Donated by Margaret Mangers

Ortha Jorgensen Dies Wednesday

Manlius Mrs. Lester (Ortha) Elizabeth Jorgensen, 61, rural Sheffield, died Wednesday at her home.

Funeral services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Denby Cain officiating. a memorial has been established to the Trinity Lutheran Church Fund Manlius. Burial will be in the Manlius Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Howard-Johnson Funeral Home Thursday from 7-9 p.m.  Ortha E. Jorgensen was born Aug. 4, 1913, to George and Priscilla Dale Hartz in Manlius Township. She married Lester Jorgensen, June 9, 1937 in Manlius township. She was a retired grade school teacher.  Survivors include her husband, one daughter, Mrs. William (Ila Dale) Pavesic, Elk Grove; one grandson, two sisters, Mrs. Chalmer (Mary) Alters and Mrs. William (Nellie) House, both of Princeton; one brother, James Hartz, Manlius.  She was preceded by her parents, four brothers, one sister.


VERNON HAROLD HARTZ

Contributed by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois September 3, 1968 - Tuesday, pg 2

Vernon Harold Hartz Dies In Hospital

Manlius: - Vernon Harold Hartz, 65, a farmer of RR 1, Tampico, passed away Monday in the Perry Memorial Hospital, Princeton.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Trinity Lutheran Church of Manlius, the Rev. Arthur Stees, officiating, with burial in Manlius Cemetery.

No formal visitation is scheduled, but friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the Howard Johnson Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to the Trinity Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.

Vernon Hartz was born Feb. 22, 1903 in Manlius Township, the son of Fred and Priscilla Dale Hartz. He married Blanche Nicholas on Dec. 11, 1929 in Manlius. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Manlius.

He is survived by his widow, two sons, Gene of Walnut and Marvin of Tampico; four daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Helen) Hurley of Manlius; Mrs. Leonard (Norma) Hansen of Tampico; Mrs. Stanley (Ethel) Jensen of Walnut; Mrs. Richard (Elaine) Albright of LaGrange; one brother, James of Manlius, three sisters, Mrs. Chalmers, (Mary) Alters of Sheffield; Mrs. William (Nellie) House of Ohio; Mrs. Lester (Ortha) Jorgensen of Sheffield and 15 grandchildren.

He was preceded by his parents, three brothers and one sister.


Charles W. Haskell

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN
April 25, 1872

Died at Milo, Bureau county, April 11, of typhoid pneumonia, Charles W. Haskell, aged 65 years, bachelor brother of Mrs. A. Lyon of Whitefield.


Mrs. Charles L. Hatch

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN
February 4, 1875

At Tilskilwa, Jan. 22, of congestive chills, Mrs. Charles L. Hatch, aged 61; also Holmes Mayhew, aged 74.


RACHEL MARY HEADINGS

Contributed by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois Septembet 26, 1961 - Tuesdayi, pg 3

Child Dies Suddenly At Play On Monday

Hooppole: - Rachael Mary Headings, 10 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Headings, rural Tampico, died suddenly Monday while playing on the school ground at the Amish Mennonite School, northeast of Hooppole. Death was due to a heart condition. The body was taken to the Johnson Funeral home in Sheffield where arrangements will be completed. Survivors besides her parents include two brothers, Ben and Wesley; one sister, Rebecca, all at home; her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ora Hostetler, Prophetstown and her maternal great grandfather, Dave Hostetler, also of Prophetstown. She was preceded in death by one sister, Rosalie.

RACHEL MARY HEADINGS

Contributed by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois Septembet 26, 1961 - Tuesdayi, pg 3

Hooppole: - Rachael Mary Headings, 10 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Headings, rural Tampico, died suddenly Monday while playing on the school ground at the Amish Mennonite School, northeast of Hooppole. Death was due to a heart condition. The body was taken to the Johnson Funeral home in Sheffield where arrangements will be completed. Survivors besides her parents include two brothers, Ben and Wesley; one sister, Rebecca, all at home; her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ora Hostetler, Prophetstown and her maternal great grandfather, Dave Hostetler, also of Prophetstown. She was preceded in death by one sister, Rosalie.


CALISTA MARGARET (Beatty) HEIMAN

  - Contributed by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois

December 26, 1945 - Wednesday, pg 12

CALISTA MARGARET (Beatty) HEIMAN - 66, of La Moille, died suddenly as she entered the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Allen, Shore Acres, early Tuesday afternoon. She had come from her home to have Christmas with her children. The body was taken to the Wheelock Funeral Home and this morning was taken by a La Moille mortician to La Moille for the funeral Friday afternoon. Committal will be in the Van Orin Repose Cemetery.

Mrs. Heiman was the widow of John Heiman, who passed away several years ago. She was born Feb. 18, 1877 in La Moille Township, Bureau County, a daughter of Francis and Catherine Smith Beatty and had lived all her life in Bureau County. When a young woman she was married to Mr. Heiman, and the couple made their home in La Moille. Five children born of their union survive her. They are Mrs. Clarence J. (Beulah) Allen of Shore Acres, Rock Falls and Mrs. Edward (Ollie) Whitney of Van Orin. Three sons who live in various places are Howard Heiman, Julius Heiman and John Heiman.


Andrew Henkins

September 12, 1872
Taken From the Henry Republican - Snachwine News

With deep regrets we learn the sad news of the death of Andrew Henkins of Boyd s Grove, formerly a citizen of this village. He leaves a wife and several children, happily in good circumstances.


LAURENCE A. HEWARD

Contributed by Melva L. Taylor

LAURENCE A. HEWARD, 67, Manlius, died (23 Sep 1984) Sunday evening at Community General Hosptial. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jeffrey Otto officiating. Burial will be in Manlius. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Howard Johnson Funeral Home. A memorial has been established to the Trinity Lutheran Church or the Manlius Rescue Unit.

Laurence Heward was born on Feb. 16, 1917 in New Bedford, the son of Fred and Bertha Wright Heward. On Aug. 30, 1939 he married Elsie Hard in Muscatine, Iowa. He attended New Bedford and Manlius schools. He farmed for 34 years in the Bureau Township area, retiring in 1982. He was a member of the Manlius Sportsman Club of which he was currently treasurer.

Surviving are his wife; his mother, two daughters, Mrs. Leo (Margret) Nardini, Rock Falls, and Mrs. T. (Karen) Anderson, Chadwick; several grandchildren; two brothers, Howard, Rochester, and Robert, Manlius; and two sisters, Mrs. George (Irene) Hewitt, Buda and Mrs. B. (Nina) Kuriyama, West Minister, Calif. Preceding him in death were his father in 1983 and one brother, Lyle Heward 1968.


FRANK G. HEWITT

Contribued by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois March 19, 1971 - Friday, pg 2

Frank G. Hewitt Dies, Services Saturday

Walnut: - Frank G. Hewitt, 66, Walnut, died in Peoria early Thursday morning. He was a former auctioneer.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Ross Funeral Home, Walnut, with the Rev. Ray F. Baldwin officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Cemetery.

Friends may visit the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday.

Mr. Hewitt was born Aug. 29, 1884, in Manlius, the son of George W. and Mary L. Hewitt. He married Gertrude Plumley in Manlius, April 5, 1906. He was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Jane Ward, Walnut; one grandson, Robert Ward, Princeton; three granddaughters, Mrs. Karla Keller, Montezuma, Ind.; Miss Sherrie and Miss Patty Ward, both of Sterling; two great grandchildren, Robyn and Robert Jr., Princeton; two brothers, Stacy, Manlius, and Albert, Winter Haven, Fla.; nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his wife, four sisters and one brothers.


GEORGE HILGER

Contributed by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois

December 27, 1943 - Monday, page 8

George Hilger, Former Operator of Greenhouse, Dies at Prophetstown

George Hilger, 60, died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at his home in Prophetstown. He had been an invalid for 13 years. The body was removed to the Helm and Helm mortuary in Prophetstown. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home and at 2 o'clock at the Prophetstown Methodist Church. Rev John E. Robeson will officiate. Interment will be in the Yorktown Cemetery.

George Edwin Hilger was born on December 28, 1882, at Hooppole, son of Fred and Mary Meier Hilger. He came to Prophetstown with his parents in 1901, where he had since resided.

He was employed in the greenhouse for several years by Charles Noyes, then purchased the greenhouse, which he operated until 1918. He was then employed with the Eclipse Lawn Mower company for 12 years, when he was forced to retire on account of ill health. He was married to Bertha Berge of Yorktown on January 28, 1914. He was a member of the Prophetstown Methodist Church and was a faithful attendant until his health failed.

Besides his widow, he leaves four brothers, Ed of Hooppolle, Sam of Tampico, Ben of Prophetstown, and Charles of Havelock, Ia., and one sister, Mrs. Sam Greenwood of Pocaontas, Ia.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Will of Hooppole.




Blance Hinkins

Taken From the Henry Republican
February 2, 1882

Milo - Died in Milo, Jan. 29th, of typhoid fever, Miss Blanche Hinkins, age 10 years. She was buried Monday near Lone Tree. She was a sister of Mrs. Thos. Neavitt who died some months ago with typhoid fever.



S. D. Hinsdale

Taken From the Henry Republican
January 6, 1876

Mr. S. D. Hinsdale of Princeton, who settled there as long ago as 1838, and for many years engaged in the peddling of pumps, was found by his family dead in a privy of his yard one day last week. The cause assigned for his death was apoplexy. Mr. Hinsdale s long residence in Princeton, and his peculiar business, gave him a wide acquaintance, and none knew him but to respect him. He was genial and generous, and whole souled, and one everybody loved. A coroner s jury gave a verdict of death by congestion of the brain or apoplexy.



Samuel Holcomb

September 19, 1872
Taken From the Henry Republican

Died in Milo, Bureau county, Sept 8, of typhus fever, Samuel Holcomb, aged 24



James K. Hopkins

Henry Republican, Henry, IL, May 27, 1915

James K. Hopkins a prominent and highly respected resident of Princeton, died on Thursday of last week at the Wesleyan hospital in Chicago. On May 6, he underwent a surgical operation for appendicitis. He seemed to rally well from the surgery which had been too long postponed, but afterward his condition grew worse and remained such until the end. Mr. Hopkins was prominent in local, county and state politics of the Democratic party. For 15 years he has been a member of the state board of agriculture and last election was made its president. For years he has acted as a judge on the western circuit in light harness racing, a very popular judge among horsemen and these attending race meets. He served his city one term as mayor and had recently been appointed postmaster. His wife had preceded him in death and his only child, a daughter, is left an orphan. The deceased was an excellent financier and leaves a comfortable fortune, to which no taint of dishonesty or oppression is attached. - Transcribed by N. Piper



Llewellyn Orson Lewis

Thomson Review, Thomson, Illinois Thursday June 20, 1940
Contributed by Alice Horner

Funeral services were held on Sunday for L. O. Lewis of Walnut, Illinois, who passed away suddenly last Thursday, June 13, 1940 about 11 a.m. from an embolism. The services were held at 10:30 from the Rose Funeral Home in Walnut, with Dr. W. W. Street, pastor of the Walnut Methodist Church, officiating. Casket attendants were: Ralph Tuckerman, Howard Smith, W. F. Frederick, J. M. Arnold, Olen Melton, John Rudiger. Masonic services were held at the Walnut Cemetery where interment was made.

Llewellyn Orson Lewis, the son of Norman and Alice (Bailey) Lewis, was born in Thomson, Illinois March 21, 1875. He died at his home in Walnut, Illinois June 13, 1940 at the age of 65 years 2 months 22 days. In 1902 Mr. Lewis went to Walnut where he had resided until his death. In 1904 he was united in marriage to Susan Belle Freebe. He was an honored member of the Masonic Order, and also Royal Arch chapter and Eastern Star. He was known to his friends and comrades as Lew, an upright and honorable citizen, a devoted husband and a good neighbor. He was quiet and kindly in his spirit and disposition, and bears the high compliment from those who knew him well of never speaking ill of anyone.

He leaves to mourn his passing his immediate family, his wife; his aged mother, Mrs. Alice Lewis of Thomson; 5 brothers, Bayard, Otto, and Paul, all of Thomson, Norman of River Forest, and Irvin of Walnut; three sisters, Sylvia of Thomson, Mrs. Frank Reynolds of Elburn, and Mrs. Harry Stirling of Princeton.

Attending from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Reynolds of Elburn, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stirling of Princeton, Mr. and Mrs. Bayard Lewis of Thomson and their daughters Dorothe and Mrs. F. Wilhelm of Battle Creek, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lewis and daughter Louise, Otto Lewis and Robert Lewis, all of Thomson; Mr. and Mrs. Norman Lewis of River Forest, Charles and Fred Freebe of Sterling; Mr. and Mrs. Adam Stier and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Stier of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. John Quinn and Mr. and Mrs. Francis Reynolds of DeKalb; Mr. and Mrs. William Hoofstitler, Mr. and Mrs. Morrison, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Yeager, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Wheelock, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wheelock, and Mr. and Mrs. McComb of Sterling; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stone of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Keelin of Princeton, and Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Milliken of Dixon.




Mrs. Martin Hopps

Taken From the Henry Republican, Henry, IL
June 11, 1868

State Items

Two aged residenters of Bureau County have recently died, Mrs. Martin Hopps, age 54, a resident of 30 years and Cyrus Hills, aged 72, a resident 25 years. They were both of Clarion township.


PORTER A. HORNING

Contributed by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois October 20, 1961 - Friday, pg 2

Chadwick: - Funeral services for Porter A. Horning were conducted Wednesday afternoon from the Fair Haven EUB Church with the Rev. Rodney Warstler officiating. Burial in the Fair Haven Cemetery.

Pallbearers were William Janssen, Carl Maring, John Adolph, Earl Grater, Chester Deets and Frank Wolber. Members of a quartet who sang were Evan Rahn, Oscar Rahn, Arnold Prowant and George Weber. They were accompanied at the organ by Lana Maring.

Floral carers were Mrs. Vernon Adolph Sr., Mrs. Vernon Adolph Jr., and Mrs. Raymond Adolph. In charge of the register were Mrs. Charles Sucher and Mrs. William Janssen.


Gerald P. Horton

Newspaper: Bureau County Republican

Date: May 7, 2012

Submitters Name: C. Horton

Obit: ASHTON - Gerald P. Horton, 82, of Ashton died at 1:45 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2012, at the Franklin Grove Nursing Home in Franklin Grove.
Born Sept. 17, 1929, in Buda to Andrew and Gertrude (Philhower) Horton, he married Elizabeth Ann Reid June 20, 1953, in Sheffield. She survives.
He was a 1947 graduate of Buda High School. He retired from Burlington Northern Railroad in 1989.
He was a member of the V.F.W. in Roscoe. He served in the U.S. Navy as a machinist 3rd class on the USS Missouri. He received the Korean service medal, United Nation Medal and the Navy occupation (European Clasp) Medal.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Leslie, Floyd and Max Horton; and one sister, Elizabeth Horton.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hopeland Cenmetery, Buda, with the Rev. Jack Briggs officiating. Burial will be in Hopeland Cemetery with military rites conducted by Buda American Legion Post 261.
Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton.



Alvin Orr Hunter

The Tampico Tornado
January 22, 1942 - Thursday

Donated by Melva L. Taylor

A. O. HUNTER LAID TO REST - Funeral services for A. O. Hunter, 83, were held at two o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Parent funeral chapel. Rev. Kenneth Hanson of the Church of Christ, conducted the service. For the scripture reading he used Ecclesiastes 12 and for his text John 14:1-3. The subject of his message was "In My Father's House." Two hymns, "Abide With Me" and "When I Shall Fall Asleep" were sung by Mrs. Archie Yarde, accompanied by Mrs. R. F. Woods. There were many beautiful flowers. Burial was in the Yorktown cemetery with Frank West, E. W. Ruck, Ralph Foy, Frank Carlson, John Pletsch and Henry Bower serving as pallbearers. Mr. Hunter passed away Thursday afternoon at the East Moline hospital where he had been a patient since last April.

Alvin Orr Hunter was born at Yorktown, Ill., Jan. 17, 1858, a son of Robert and Lucinda Hunter. On June 28, 1876, he was united in marriage to Mary Cooley of Yorktown. They resided on farms in the vicinity of Yorktown and Tampico until the death of his wife on June 6, 1917. He then spent some time in Canada and California until 1929 when he returned to live with his son-in-law and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. LaDue of Prophetstown. He was a life-long member of the Yorktown Church of Christ. Besides his wife he was preceded into the next world by a son, Fred A. Hunter on Nov. 25, 1938 at Long Beach, Calif., and a daughter, Jennie in 1904 at Yorktown. Surviving are a son, Merle D. Hunter of Compton, Calif., a daughter, Mrs. Nellie LaDue of Prophetstown, five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.



Andrew Hunter

Taken From the Henry Republican
March 6, 1879

In Milo, Bureau County, Feb. 26, of congestion of the lungs, after four days illness, Andrew Hunter, aged 79 years 11 months, father of Mrs. Hiram C. Wright of this city

Lone Tree - Death has again visited our neighborhood, and time time has taken Andrew Hunter, Sr. He died February 26 with congestion of the lungs. Mr. Hunter was born in Vermont, March 27, 1799. His Funeral took place at Seneca Hunter s on February 28, the Rev. Mr. Hitchcock officiating. He leaves a wife who has accompanied him for 57 years of his life, and several children to mourn his loss. Mr. Hunter has been a member of the Congregational church for 59 years.

Local Items - Andrew Hunter, an old resident of Milo, died last week of congestion of the lungs. He was born at Wilmington, Vt., but came from New York state 33 years ago to Illinois, locating on the farm where he has lived up to the time of his death. He leaves an aged wife, and three sons and three daughters, the children all being married and located within a half day s drive of the old homestead. Mr. Hunter had good health up to his last sickness, and was a rubust man. Mrs. Hiram C. Wright of this city was a daughter, and was present at the funeral. Mr.Hunter lived to a good old age, and passes away revered and respected by all.



Mrs. Huldah Hunter (nee Hoskins)

Taken From the Henry News Republican
January 8, 1880

Died in Milo, Bureau county, Dec. 28, of old age, Mrs. Huldah, 78, consort of the late Andrew Hunter, and mother of Mrs. H. C. Wright of this city.

Died in Milo township, Bureau county, December 28, mrs. Huldah Hunter, aged 78 years, 2 months and 14 days.  The deceased was born in Wilmington, Windham county, Vermont, where in early life she married Andrew Hunter.  In 1846 Mr. and Mrs. hunter came to Bureau county and settled at Boyd's Grove, whre they improved a large farm, and continued to reside till death severed their earthly relations.  Mrs. Hunter survived the death of her husband 10 months and 2 days.  At the age of 14 Mrs.Hunter became a christian, and during a long life she enjoyed the comforts of the gospel.  Her name was connected with the Congregational church during the whole period of her christian life.  She was the mother of seven children, six of whom survive her, one having died in infancy.  For 30 years the family circle was unbroken, and for the last 10 years previous to the father's death, the children have annually on new years day visited the parental home. Happy reunion for this family circle.  They now live only in memory, but their hallowed recollections are blessings to the bereaved survivors.  For of the children, Maria, Robert, Enoch and Mary, reside in the neighborhood of the old home; Hiram resides in Wyanet, and Sophia (Mrs. Hiram Wright) in Henry.  Mrs. Hunter's funeral services were conducted at the Hunter school house, by the Rev. W. H. Hitchcock of the M. E. church.


HARVE CALVIN HUNTER

Contributed by Melva L. Taylor -

the Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

January 19, 1967 - Thursday, pg 2

Harve Calvin Hunter Dies In Nursing Home

Tampico: - Harve Calvin Hunter, 80, of Tampico, passed at the Round Grove Nursing Home, Morrison, after an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Schmitt Funeral Chapel, Rev. Roger Baumeister of the Methodist Church, officiating, with burial in Walnut Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Harve Hunter was born June 12, 1886 in Butler, Ky., the son of Fredrick and Martha Barnhill Hunter. He was educated in the Illinois schools and lived in Tampico since 1935. He married Nancy Ellen Weems in Xenia. He was a member of the Tampico Methodist Church.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lowell (Golda) Whitver of Walnut, Mrs. Warren (Ruby) Newman of Tampico, two granddaughters, one grandson and three sisters.

He was preceded by his parents, one brother, Everett, his wife in 1941, one son in infancy, one daughter, Grace in 1965.


Mira Hunter

October 22, 1874

Died In Wheatland, Oct. 4, of nervous fever, Mira, aged 11 years, daughter of Robert Hunter.


Mrs. Robt. Hunter - courtesy Mikki Judge

TISKILWA CHIEF
14 Nov 1888

Mrs. Robt. Hunter aged 27 died, after a lingering illness of a year at her home in Tiskilwa, on Saturday morning, Nov. 10, 1888, at 4:15. She was a patient sufferer, and when death came she met the grim messenger with resignation. She was married to Mr. Hunter, the 16th of June, ??, and to them were born one child who is now two years old, and with the father, still survives her. The funeral was held from the house by ?? coffman, interment in Mt. Bloom cemetery, on Monday, Nov 12. The CHIEF extends sympathy to the bereaved ones.

[Transcribers notes: poor copy to transcribe from, and this article is in the 'ditch' of the paper, so is not completely legible. The dates lead me to believe this is the wife of Robert Hunter, s/o of Sylvester Hunter, who later removed to Clinton County, IA.]


Seneca Hunter, Sr. - Courtesy Mikki Judge

TISKILWA CHIEF
11 Nov 1891

Seneca Hunter, Sr. who went to Nebraska some three weeks ago was taken down with severe illness and his life is despaired of. He was very low at last reports. Later. -- Mr. Hunter died at St. Edwards, and a telegram to the friends here stated the body would arrive from the west at Tiskilwa this morning. He was a most estimable man leaving a grown family and a large estate. He had been a terrible sufferer from rheumatism a long time, being badly crippled in consequence of it -- Henry Republican.

[transcriber's notes: this was a note in the Henry Republican, reprinted in the Tiskilwa CHIEF.]

TISKILWA CHIEF
18 Nov 1891

SENECA HUNTER, SR. Of Tiskilwa, died at St. Edwards, Neb., while on a visit with his wife at the home of Jasper Green. Shortly after arriving there he was taken sic, and despite the best of medical skill and careful nursing, he never  rallied suffieciently to be brought home. His two sons, Edward and Andrew were sent for and he seemed to get better and the former returned to Tiskilwa. Mr. Hunter, however, did not rally long, but grew worse, until Tuesday, Nov 10, when he peacefully passed away. The friends arrived here with the remains Thursday, and the funeral was held on Friday, services at the M. E. church, of which he was a member. Rev. Kaufman preached an excellent sermon. The precession then proceeded to the pace of intermnet -- the Hunter cemetery a few miles south of town. Deceased was an old settler of Bureau county, coming to Wheatland township sometime in the forties from Pennsylvania. His age was 74 and he leaves a wife and several children to mourn his loss. He was a man of honorable principles, strict integrity and was highly esteemed by all who knew him.


Mrs. Seneca Hunter Jr. - courtesy - Mikki Judge

TISKILWA CHIEF
25 Sep 1889

DIED:--At her home near Lone Tree, Ill., on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 1889 of consumption, Mrs. Seneca Hunter, Jr. She had been sick over a year, and knew the end was near. She leaves a husband and two small children to mourn her death. The funeral was held in the Hunter school house on Friday, by Rev. J. W. Coffman, of Tiskilwa, interment at the Hunter cemetery. About 30 teams followed the remains to their last resting place.

 

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