Obituaries and Death Notices for Henry County, Illinois
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August 7, 1873.....Died In Galva, Henry county, July 30, of old age, Martin Gibbs, aged 86 years, father of Mrs. John B. Smith of this city. Henry News Republican, Henry, IL [Contributed by Nancy Piper]
M. A. Brecher
February 26, 1874.... Died At Galva, Feb. 9, M. A. Brecher, formerly of Hennepin. Henry News Republican, Henry, IL [Contributed by Nancy Piper]
December 10, 1874.... Died at Galva, Dec. 5, of two years prostration, Nancy, aged 43, wife of Benjamin S. Eldridge, formerly of Henry. Henry News Republican, Henry, IL [Contributed by Nancy Piper]
Mrs. Lydia Hotchkiss
June 1, 1876....Died At Peoria, May 28, Mrs. Lydia Hotchkiss, aged 88 years; wife of the late Zenas Hotchkiss, and mother of Mrs. Jacob Guyer. Mr. H. built the first frame house at Weathersfield, Ill. Henry News Republican, Henry, IL [Contributed by Nancy Piper]
June 20, 1878.... Last Wednesday Almon Elder of this city died of elephantiasis, a form of leprosy. This is the first case of the kind ever reported in North America. Leprosy has visited the West India islands, also islands in the Pacific ocean, but no form of that disease is known to have existed on the continent. It is truly a remarkable case. The leg effected presented the appearance of an elephant's - Kewanee Courier. [Contributed by Nancy Piper]
November 13, 1902.... This Illinois veteran was buried at Galva Tuesday, Spencer Ketchum, a son-in-law, attending the funeral from this city. Cyrus and Perry Root and wives were also at the funeral, both of whom were brothers of Mrs. Alwood, who survives with the son Jeriel, who resides at Mt. Vernon, Iowa and William, who resides at Galesburg.
Timothy and William Atwood were early settlers of Marshall county. Timothy locating in Whitefield after his marriage to a Miss Root of La Prairie township, on the farm now owned by W. R. Brokaw. He was a prominent citizen, justice, town
treasurer, a man of sterling worth and integrity. [Contributed by Nancy Piper]
Some 25 years ago he moved to Galva, and embarked in the grocery business, which he conducted many years. He was also magistrate for a number of years. A few years ago he moved to Mr. Vernon, where he died. His age was 87. Henry News Republican, Henry, IL [Contributed by Nancy Piper]
EDMUND DE MINK
Annawan, Jan. 16, 1933 - Edmund De Mink, 69, died at the home of Frank Hamlink, last night following a paralytic stroke.
Mr. De Mink was born in Belgium and came here in 1881. He was never married. Survived by two sisters, Mrs. Julius Brace, Hooppole; Mrs. Mary Van de Keere, Sheffield; two brothers, Julius of Sheffield and Prosper of Thomas and three half brothers, John, Ed and Frank Hamlinck (sic). Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 16, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
Wyoming, Jan. 14, 1933 - George Humphrey, 75, died last night at the home near the Sandham grade school building. He is survived by his wife and five children. Kewanee Star-Courier, Saturday, Jan. 14, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
Wyoming, Jan. 16, 1933 - Funeral service for George Humphrey, 78 was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Congregational church, with burial in the Wyoming cemetery.
Mr. Humphrey died Saturday morning at 7:15 at the home in Wyoming where he had been an invalid for several years. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William O. Humphrey, and was born at Utica, New York in 1854. He came to Illinois when a youth of 16, and had spent his entire life in Wyoming.
He was married in 1881 to Clara Guyre of Toulon at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Guyre. Survivors are the wife and five children: Mrs. Arthur Cox, Duncan; William, Toulon; Marion, Wyoming; David Lee, Wyoming, and Mrs. William Green, jr., Speer. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 16, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
MRS. FRANK COLWELL
Wyoming, Jan. 16, 1933 - Mrs. Frank Colwell died at Proctor hospital Sunday evening; she had been ill for a week with pleuro pneumonia and died on her birthday, Jan. 15, at the age of 46 years. She was taken from her home at Wyoming on Seventh street last Wednesday to the Peoria hospital where no hope was given for her recovery.
Survivors are the husband and four children: Mrs. Eugene McDonald, Wyoming, Imogene, Irene and Joanna, all at home. She is also survived by her mother, Mrs. Laura Cook, Wyoming, and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Bert Mulally, Peoria, Mrs. harry Francis, Wyoming; Clyde Cook, Wyoming; Mrs. Orville Stevenson, Kewanee; Miss Ada Cook Peoria; Richard Cook Louisville, Ky; Mrs. Orville Barlow, East Peoria; Rufus Cook, Galesburg and Clark Cook, Peoria.
Effie (Cook) Colwell was born at Garrison, Butler county, Neb. She came to Illinois with her parents in 1901 and had spent the remainder of her life in the vicinity of Wyoming. She was married twenty-four years ago to Frank Colwell of Wyoming. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 16, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
Annawan, Jan. 16, 1933 - Catherine Cartoon, aged 3 weeks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mell Cartoon, living south of Annawan, died last night of pneumonia. The child was born Christmas day. She is survived by one sister and two brothers. A short service was held this afternoon in the Sacred Heart church of Annawan with burial in the Annawan Catholic cemetery. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 16, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
MRS. HATTIE MOSHER
Mrs. Hattie Mosher, 83, resident of Kewanee for more than fifty years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M.F. Mulholland, Sunday morning.
Hattie Spencer was born near Williamsfield, Ill., July 3, 1849 and was 83 years, five months and 12 days old at the time of her death. She was the youngest of six children and was the last member of the family to die. She was the daughter of Joshua and Maria Spencer. She was married Nov. 2, 1868 to Frank M. Mosher. Four children were born, two of whom Mrs. Mulholland of Kewanee and Mrs. H.W. Files of Inglewood, Calif., survive. There are also seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The husband, two sons, Allan and Fred, three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
Mrs. Mosher was a member of the First Baptist church. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 16, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
Funeral rites were held Tuesday afternoon. Bearers were John Todd, W.W. LaRue, George Tomlinson, L.D. Quinn, Fred Herbener and Frank Nobiling. Burial was in Wethersfield cemetery. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 18, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
Doris Ptasnik, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ptasnik, died in the home at 11:45 o'clock Sunday night. She was born Nov. 1, 1932 in Kewanee.
Surviving are the parents, a brother, Fred, five sisters, Mary, Tiny, Elizabeth, Ellen and Frances Ptasnik, and aunt, Mrs. Paul Ptasnik of Kewanee, and several other aunts and uncles. Burial will be in the Russian Orthodox cemetery. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 16, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
Funeral service for Claude Cook was held Saturday afternoon in the Cavanagh and Schueneman mortuary.
Members of William H. Barnes camp, U.S. W. V., had charge of the service at the grave with A.W. Stromblad in charge. He was assisted by Marion Reed, LeRoy Prince, E. Anderson, William Comp and Frank Tietz.
Kay Volgt was bugler and there was a firing squad from the American Legion, Eldon Selfert, Charles Wickblom, Earl Peterson, Maurice Brady, Carl Kullgren and B.L. Pierce. Bears were A.W. Stromblad, D.J. Boggs, Emil Anderson, George Stockner, Frank Tietz and LeRoy Prince. Burial was in Pleasant View cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Cook of Chicago were here for the service. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 16, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
JOHN G. FALK
Galva, Jan. 16, 1933 - Funeral service for John G. Falk was conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from the Johnson funeral chapel in Galva.
Bearers were Peter Magnuson, August Bergren, W.O. Baxter, Ben Fahnstrom, John Jacobson and Olof Lock. Burial was in the Bishop Hill cemetery.
John G. Falk was born in Sweden June 10, 1886, and died at his home in Galva on North East street Friday noon shortly after 12 o'clock, following an illness of about two years.
He came to American in 1883 settling near Bishop Hill. On February 12, 1892, he was united in marriage with Mary Ericson. They lived near Bishop Hill farming until 1916 when they retired and moved into Galva. Mrs. Falk died in Galva August 10, 1919.
Surviving are the two sons and one daughter, Vernie of Galva and Raymond of Casper, Wyoming, and Mrs. Violet Talbot of Maquoketa, Ia. One grandson also survives.
Mr. and Mrs. Gale Talbot and son of Maquoketa, Iowa, and a number of relatives from Bishop Hill and Moline and friends from Kewanee and Bishop Hill attended the services. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 16, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
MRS. LYDA HEATON
Galva, Jan. 16, 1933 - Mrs. Lyda Heaton, 57, died Sunday morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Swan Molberg.
Mrs. Heaton had been confined to her bed for the past three days and was found dead by a neighbor, Mrs. G.e. Bonta
Mrs. Heaton had been making her home in Galva for several months. She is survived by her mother and her stepfather, her own father having died many years ago. Two sisters have preceded her in death also.
Her husband, in Galesburg, and a sister,Mrs. Minnie Jensen, residing at Salt Lake City, Utah, and a brother, Albert Swanson of Minneapolis, Minn., a half sister, Mrs. Jack Looney and two half brothers, Fred and Henry Molberg of Altona also survive her. Funeral services will probably be held Wednesday. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 16, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
MRS. P.G. CONNER
Mrs. P.G. Conner, formerly of Kewanee, died in her home in Sherrard, Ill., at 11;15 o'clock last night after an illness of three weeks. She had been in poor health for several years but not seriously ill until three weeks ago.
Elizabeth Hentham was born in Cleveland, Ia, April 13, 1890, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bentham. She came to Kewanee when about five years of age, living here until her marriage to Mr. Conner May 31, 1916 in Clinton, Ia. For a time she and her husband resided in Matherville, Iill., five years ago moving to Sherrard. Two children were born, William and Peter Bentham.
Surviving are the husband, one son, Peter, the mother, three sisters, Mrs. Charles DeWitt, Kewanee; Mrs. Richard Norris, Kewanee, Mrs. Guy Maxfield, Galesburg, and two brothers, William Bentham of California and F.H. Bentham of Kewanee. The father died Nov. 10, 1932, and the son William, died 14 years ago. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 14, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
Funeral services for Carl Hollgren was held in the Erickson and McHugh funeral home this afternoon with Rev. Mr. J.M. Persenius in charge.
Bearers were Carl Johnson, Carl Erickson, Charles Johnson, Harry Hume, Olof Peterson and Fred Johnson. Burial was in Pleasant View cemetery.
Among those here for the service from out of town were Miss Hanna Hollgren, Frank Hollgren, Albin Hollgren, Peoria; Mr. and Mrs. George Ball, Miss Grace Ball, Miss Kranz, Oscar Kranz, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Kranz, Mrs. Victor Kranz and Mrs. David Kranz and family of Cambridge. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 14, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
Funeral service for Stanley Ziles was held this morning in St. Anthony's Catholic church with Rev. Fr. Bartkus in charge. Burial was in Mount Olivet.
Bearers were from the American Lithuanian Citizens' society and St. Anthony's society and were Anton Tarvainis, Robert Sakalautskas, John Mitchul, John Milenas, John Dromand and John Wishneutskas. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 14, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
MRS. ROSALIE POWELL
Annawan, Jan. 14, 1933 - Funeral service for Mrs. Rosalie Powell will be held at 9 o'clock Monday morning at Sacred Heart church here. Burial will be in the bishop Hill cemetery. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 14, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
JAMES DOUGLAS BRENT
Galva, Jan. 14, 1933 - Funeral service was held Friday afternoon for James D. Brent, 74, who died Tuesday following an illness of several months. Buried in Galva cemetery. Born March 10, 1858 in Tennessee, Ill. married 1881 to Dora Davis. Came to Galva in 1909, lived two years in Kewanee and two in Peoria. Survivors: His "aged" wife, five daughters, Mrs. Winifred Andrewartha and Mrs. Daisy Lind of Galva; Mrs. Florence Dobilinski of Norfolk, Va; Mrs. Ruth Wilkinson of Bloomington and Mrs. Marie Collins of Monroe Calif. Six grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Mary Craycraft of Enid, Okla, and one brother George Brent of Eldorado, Kansas. A son preceded him in death in 1914. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 14, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
MRS. NELLIE ANN HAVER
Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie Ann Haver were held Saturday afternoon. Bearers were Stewart Patterson, A.L. Freed, Roy Rodgers, Fred Metz, John Jewell and Albert Eckwall. Burial was in South Pleasant View cemetery. Kewanee Star-Courier, Feb. 13, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
J.W. Ladd, 75, father of Mrs. Elmer Ripke of Kewanee, died Feb. 3 in Austin, Minn. Burial was in Matawan, Minn., Feb. 6. He was born on a farm near Sheffield. "He came of sturdy Colonial stock, being a fifth generation, direct descendant of Roger Williams on his mother's side. His father helped to build the first railroad in the United States." Survivors: Mrs. Greeley Rowell of Neponset, sister; Henry Wade of Neponset, a half brother; Mrs. Ed Swombacher of Peoria, a daughter; John Ladd of Kewanee, cousin. Kewanee Star-Courier, Feb. 13, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
SANFORD E. ROBINSON
Died at St. Francis Hospital Sunday morning, aged 75 years, 2 mos. and 10 days. Born in Alba twp, Dec. 2, 1857, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Robinson, who preceded him in death. Married Feb. 22, 1879 in Sheffield to Catherine McCabe who died six years ago. Three children Clarence and Sanford Robinson and Mrs. A.G. O'Neill, two brothers, Dr. John L. Robinson and James Robinson also preceded him in death. Surviving is a son, William with whom he had been living for the past six years, and five grandchildren. Lived in Kewanee for 35 years. Worked for the Kewanee Boiler company for 25 years. Burial in Mount Olivet cemetery in the family lot. Kewanee Star-Courier, Feb. 13, 1933
MRS. BRETA L. BORG
Galva, Feb. 4, 1933 - Funeral services for Mrs. Breta Louise Borg, aged 89, widow of the late Carl Albert Borg (died February 1914) was conducted Friday afternoon from the Swedish Methodist church. Burial was in the Galva cemetery. Survivors: her son Alfred and two grand-daughters. Among those from out of town who attended were Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Borg and two daughters of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Munson and daughter of Galesburg; Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Larson of Altona and Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Streed of Galesburg. Kewanee Star-Courier, Feb. 4, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
MRS. EMMA CROMIEN
Galva, Feb. 4, 1933 - Frank Cromien received a message Friday noon that his sister-in-law, Mrs. Emma Cromien, the wife of the late Will Cromien, died this morning in the hospital in Rockford following a long illness. Mrs. Cromien, formerly Emma Peterson, is survived by seven brothers, three sisters, and her parents. Kewanee Star-Courier, Feb. 4, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
Mineral, Feb. 4, 1933 - Funeral services for Daniel Golden were held in the Methodist church Friday afternoon with burial in Pleasant view cemetery in Kewanee.
He was born Dec. 3, 1849 in Dudley Worstershire, England and died at his home in Mineral Feb. 1. Came to United States from England Aug. 22, 1841 and married Elizabeth Robinson of Kewanee on Nov. 11, 1871. His wife and two sons preceded him in death. Surviving children: Mrs. William Boswell, Mrs. William Wasley and Mrs. William Forrest, all of Kewanee, one brother, Richard Goldeon of La Fayette, 21 grandchildren d ten great-grandchildren. Kewanee Star-Courier, Feb. 4, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
Sheffield, Feb. 4, 1933 - Funeral services for Peter Olsen, who died at his home in Sheffield, Feb. 2, were held this afternoon. Born in Burs, Lolland, Denmark, July 14, 1857. Burial was in the Sheffield cemetery. Kewanee Star-Courier, Feb. 4, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
Galva, Jan. 24, 1933 - Funeral service was held Monday afternoon for August Noyd who died at his home in Galva Saturday morning. August Noyd was born Oct. 15, 1866 in the parish of Marbeck, Sweden, one of nine children born to Mr. and Mrs. John Noyd. Came to America at age 16 with his brother Oscar and sister Anna. Married Anna Augusta Lonn of New Windsor in 1898. Surviving is the wife, a daughter, Effie (Mrs. Henry Flemming of Galva) and two sons, Ralph and Charles at home; also an adopted daughter, Mrs. Georgia Anderson of Viola. A brother Emil Noyd, resides in Moline. A half sister, Mrs. Lorene lives in the west. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 24, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
MRS. BESSIE WALKER
Wyanet, Jan. 24, 1933 - Mrs. Bessie Walker, age 31 years, 11 months and 4 days old, died Saturday at her home in Rock Island following a short illness of broncho-pneumonia.
She was born in Wyanet, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Dedmore of Wyanet. Surviving are her husband, three children of Rock Island, her parents and one brother, Emory Dedmore living in Wyanet, and one sister, Mrs. Vera Jones of Sheffield. Interment in Forest Hill cemetery. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 24, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
MRS. LYLE VAUGHN
Wyanet, Jan. 24, 1933 - Funeral services of Mrs. Lyle Vaughn of Tiskilwa will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Wyanet Congregational church at 2:30 o'clock. She is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Zira Holroyd of Wyanet and is survived by them, her husband and seven children. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 24, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
FRANK P. JOHNSON
Bishop Hill, Jan. 24, 1933 - Funeral services for Frank P. Johnson, 66, prominent farmer were conducted here Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with internment in the family lot. Bearers: P.G. Bergren, W.O. Swank, J.E. Ericson and C.J. Swanson of this community and William Tarlton and Frank Anderson of Nekoma. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 24, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
MRS. BETSEY NORDSTROM
Bishop Hill, Jan. 24, 1933 - Funeral services for Mrs. Betsey Nordstrom, 90, were conducted Sunday afternoon at Bishop Hill, with internment in the family lot. She was born Aug. 3, 1842 in Oglebo, Sweden and came to the United States when young. Surviving are her daughter with whom she lived, Mrs. Axel Sholeen, one son, Lawrence Nordstrom and six grandchildren. Bearers: Elmer Nordstrom, C.J. Lindholm, Albert Lindstrom, Charles Speigel, Orlie Broline and Godfrey Ericson. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 24, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
MRS. MINNIE GRIFFIN
Atkinson, Jan. 23, 1933 - aged 69, died at 12:15 Sunday morning in her home in Atkinson. Minnie E. Hoage was born Dec. 16, 1863 at Breedsville, Mich. and married Fred E. Griffin on Feb. 10, 1889 at St. Joseph, Mo. They lived in Atkinson following their marriage until 1905, when they moved to Mead county, Kansas. After six years, they moved to Dodge City, Kansas where they lived until Mr. Griffin's health failed. They returned to Atkinson in 1919 and lived with his mother until her death in October, 1930. Mr. Griffin died Dec. 21, 1930.
Survivors: three sons: Francis L. of Dodge City, Kan, Alva J. of Carlin, Nev. and Harry at home. One daughter: Mrs. Helen Ellis of Malta. Five grandchildren. Burial will be at Grandview cemetery, southwest of Atkinson. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 23, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
Annawan, Jan. 23, 1933 - Robert Orrey, 58 who lived three miles south of Annawan died today at the Dr. J.M. Young hospital at Annawan of bronchitis and heart trouble.
Born June 6, 1874 at Lincolnfear, England, Mr. Orrey came to the United States as an infant with his parents. He married Ethel Haxby on Dec. 31, 1902 at Annawan. Surviving are the widow; a son, Glen; a brother John Orrey of Kewanee; sister, Mrs. Effie Culembine of Kewanee; half brother, William Cullinos of Santa Ana, Calif. His parents, one son Murriel, two sisters and a brother preceded him in death. Burial at the Fairview cemetery. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 23, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
ANNA TERESA VAUGHN
Wyanet, Jan. 23 - Mrs. Anna Teresa Vaughn, 34, died at the Perry Memorial hospital last night as the result of an abscess on her spine. She was the daughter of Zira and Mary White Holroyd and was born in Wyanet, Oct. 13, 1898. She is survived by her husband and seven children, the youngest about a week old, and her parents in Wyanet. Burial will be in Wyanet. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 23, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
MRS. J.R. EMPSON
Funeral service will be held Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. J.R. Empson who died Saturday, with burial in the Pleasant View cemetery.
Clara Elizabeth Cronau was born April 25, 1877 in Kewanee twp and married James R. Empson May 14, 1895. Three children: Burton Elmer, Frances Elizabeth (who died in infancy) and James William. Preceded in death by her husband who died Oct. 7, 1932, her father Henry Cronau and one sister, Mabel. Survivors include the two children, her mother, Mrs. Minnie Cronau, two sisters and two brothers: Mrs. Ed. Krahn, Mrs. William H. Green, John Cronau and Henry Cronau, and two grandchildren, Burton Empson, jr and Amaryll Frances Empson. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 23, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
Funeral rites for Wilhelm Neubert of Neponset were held Saturday afternoon. Bearers were William Bailleu, W.B. Richter, William Bartz, Chris Kuster, Albert Ouart and A.W. Kuster. Burial was in the mausoleum in South Pleasant View cemetery. Fred Maichack and Mrs. John Cronau of Rock Island were here for the service. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 23, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
GRETA MOORE RINGEL
Funeral service was held Saturday afternon. Bearers were Albert Vandermoon, Carl Geoble, C. Greenwood, Willard Wolf, Alvin Geoble and Ray Minch of Hooppole. Burial was in South Pleasant View cemetery. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 23, 1933
PATTY JO JOHNSON
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence V. Johnson, died at 1:30 this morning in the Public hospital. She was taken ill yesterday afternoon.
She was born Oct. 12, 1931 in Kewanee. Surviving are the parents, two sisters, Winona and Lois, a brother, William and the grandmothers, Mrs. Lottie Rorah of Linden and Mrs. Christin Johnson of Kewanee. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 23, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
MRS. LOUISE KRAHN
Formerly of Kewanee, died at her home in Peoria Saturday night. She was born Louise Hepner in Germany July 20, 1860, coming to the United States as a girl, settling in Kewanee. She and her husband moved to Peoria about 18 years ago. Her husband, Herman Krahn, died in 1924. Surviving are two sons, Edward and Harry of Peoria; two daughters, Ms. Dale Wirth of Peoria and Mrs. Emma Marlow of Kewanee; three brothers, August, William and Frank Hepner of Kewanee; one sister, Mrs. Ernest Doy of Kewanee; eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Interment will be in Wethersfield cemetery. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 23, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
Funeral rites for Elva May Swanson, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Swanson were held Saturday afternoon. Burial was in South Pleasant View cemetery. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 23, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
MRS. AUGUST EBEL
Died this morning at her home, the result of a stroke. Augusta Schmidt was born June 17, 1870 in Glenterberg, Brandenburg, Germany, coming to the U.S. and directly to Kewanee in 1882. She married August Ebel on April 26, 1896. Survivors: Mrs. Adelherd Mack and Albert Ebel of Kewanee; Theresa Ebel of Washington, D.C.; her father, Carl Schmidt of Kewanee. She was preceded in death by two children who died in infancy, a sister, Miss Martha Schmidt who died eight years ago and her mother who died 22 years ago. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 18, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon. Bearers were Carl Kolberg, William Gutschlag, Otto Gleich, Emil Mursener, Ed Behnke and Chris Ruetz with burial in Wethersfield cemetery. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 23, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
Cambridge, Jan. 21, 1933 - "Earl Johnson, age 25, Los Angeles, died there last Saturday evening after a lingering illness of one year. He was a cousin of George G. Johnson of Cambridge and formerly resided in Geneseo and Galva." Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 21, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
MRS. HILDA BODINE
Funeral rites were held Friday afternoon. Bearers were Nels Johnson, Gust E. Larson, John A. Johnson, Charles H. Carlson, Olof Hood and Adolph Strand. Burial was in Pleasant View cemetery. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 21, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
MISS MINNA REICH
Died Tuesday night in the Public hospital of pneumonia. She was born in Cornwall twp. March 30, 1884, to August and Friedrike Reich. She lived in Annawan twp for many years, coming to Kewanee in 1916. Survivors: Three sisters: Mrs. C.W. Wesebaum, Mrs. Julius Beuster and Miss Martha Reich, Kewanee; a brother, August M. Reich of Annawan twp; an aunt, Mrs. Barney Winters of Sheffield and a number of other relatives. The parents, a sister and a brother preceded her in death. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 18, 1933
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon with burial in Cosner's cemetery. Bearers were Charles Lindholm, Ben Lauterborn, Carl Melchin, William Grothe, William Kersten and Fred Wager. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 21, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
Died in St. Francis hospital Friday afternoon from pneumonia. He was born at Neponset, March 26, 1893, to Mr. and Mrs. Logan Anderson of Bradford. Survivors: his wife, Mrs. Daisy Anderson; a son, Robert; his mother, five brothers and three sisters: Mrs. Harvey Grubb, William, John, Frank and Lloyd Anderson of Bradford; Mrs. Charles Twing, Neponset; Mrs. Rollin Whisker, R.R.1, Buda; and Roy Anderson of Peoria. Burial will be in Pleasant View cemetery. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 21, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon with burial at Pleasant View cemetery. Bearers: James J. Nelson, Gust Nelson, A. Bystedt, N.E. Olson, Albin Eastlund and Ed Olson. Out of town attendees: M/M. Richard Burns, Cedar Falls, Ia; Mrs. L. L. Omandson, Des Moines; M/M Alfred Crossell, Miss Ruth Crossel, New Bedford; M/M Olof Crossel, Prophetstown; M/M Harvey Dahl, New Boston; Mrs. Hilma Johnson and family of Aledo; Mrs. A.C. Carlson, Princeton; M/M Carl Swan, Princeton; M/M Bert Swan, New Bedford; Swan Munson, Princeton; Miss Nettie Olson, Princeton; Mrs. Mary Gibson, two daughters, Prophetstown; Miss Sophie Johnson, Prophetstown, M/M H. Anderson, Sheffield; Mrs. Selma Houl, Sheffield; Mrs. Anna Johnson, Princeton; C.E. Carlson, Kalamazoo, Mich. Kewanee Star-Courier, Jan. 18, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
MRS. LULA A. OUGH
Wyoming, Jan. 14, 1933 - Funeral services were held Friday afternoon with interment in the Wyoming cemetery. Bearers were James Mcdonald, George Strattan, George Earhart, Melvin Earhart, William Faull and Elting Arganbright, sr.
Among those from Kewanee attending the funeral were: M/M George Strattan, M/M W.C. Palmer, Mrs. William Lamb and daughter, Iva; Roy Schuneman, John Cavanagh, E.T. Erickson, Elmer Seifert and Eldon Seifert. Kewanee Star-Courier, Saturday, Jan. 14, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
Tiskilwa, Jan. 14, 1933 - Infant son of M/M Kenneth Foster, died at the Princeton hospital Thursday morning. He is survived by his parents and twin sister, Dorothy. He was 18 months old. The funeral was held Friday afternoon with burial in Mount Bloom cemetery. Kewanee Star-Courier, Saturday, Jan. 14, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
MRS. PETER JACOBSON
Woodhull, Jan. 14, 1933 - Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon with burial in the Woodhull cemetery. Bearers were S.P. Neystrom, Albert J. Johnson, Adolph Swanson, William Larson, J. Elmer Johnson and H.A. Stephenson.
Frederick Paterson was born in Andover, July 18, 1851 and was married to Peter A. Jacobson, Feb. 5, 1872 at Andover. After retiring, they moved to Woodhull. The husband and father preceded her in death. The following children survive: Alvin at home; Henry, Osco; Mrs. Coe Howell and Mrs. Charles Brown, Woodhull; Mrs. John Thorpe, Rio; Mrs. Dora Eranhart, Abingdon and Mrs. Charles Larson, Cambridge. 11 grandchildren also survive. Kewanee Star-Courier, Saturday, Jan. 14, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
Manlius, Jan. 14, 1933 - Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon for A.M. Thompson, 65, owner of the Thompson Lumber company of Manlius, who died Tuesday morning in Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton. Interment was in Manlius cemetery. Kewanee Star-Courier, Saturday, Jan. 14, 1933 [Contributed by Kim Torp]
Matilda F. Remson
The Mississippi, Thursday, Oct. 23, 1845
Friday- Inst. Oct. 17th Matilda F. Remson, age 6 years, twin daughter of Mr. Henry C. Slieght, of Geneseo, Henry County, IL was killed by a fall from a wagon. The wheel ran over her. [Contributed by Candi Horton]
Betty J. Blackert
April 3, 2007 - The Prophetstown (Illinois) Echo
Betty J. Blackert, 84, of rural Tampico, died Wednesday, March 28, 2007, at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis. She farmed with her husband in the Hooppole and Yorktown Area for many years.
Mrs. Blackert was born January 18, 1923 in Hooppole, the daughter of Roland S. and Mabel (Hilger) Vetter. She married Dale F. Blackert on July 20, 1941 in Hooppole. He died March 1, 2006. She was a member of the Zion United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Bonnie (Tom) Peaton of Gilbert, AZ and Darla (Sean) Helton of Dubai, United Arab Emirates; one son, Dean (Debra) Blackert of Tampico; a brother, Owen Vetter of Prophetstown; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A son, Barry Blackert, also preceded her.
The funeral was held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at Zion United Methodist Church, Hooppole. Burial was at Hooppole Cemetery. Gibson & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
[Submitted by Debbie Thormahlen]
Mrs. E.K. Blackfan, d. 10 Jan. 1871 at Orion, Henry Co., where she was an old settler, aged 61y. The funeral will be the 13th from the Orion M.E. Church. (RI Evening Argus, Wednesday, 11 Jan. 1871) Mrs. Blackfan and her husband settled in Orion in 1841 and were the third family to settle there. Her husband d. 1843 and left her with four children to raise. All of her children are now married. (RI Argus, Saturday, 14 Jan. 1871) Elizabeth E. Blackfan was b 11 Mar. 1810 in Upper Makefield, Bucks Co., Pa., daughter of William and Rachel Trego. Her parents belonged to the Society of Friends. She married William Blackfan on 16 Sept. 1835 and in the spring of 1841 they came to Illinois with their two eldest children, William and Elizabeth, and settled near the present site of Orion, on the farm now owned by their youngest son, Samuel. They were the third family to settle in Western Twp. Here, a daughter and a son were added to the family - Mary Anna and Samuel. Mr. Blackfan d 8 Nov. 1843. All the children still survive. She joined the M.E. Church at Orion in 1866, where the funeral was held. (RI Daily Union, Saturday 21 Jan. 1871)
Jesse Woolsey of Andover, Ill., a pioneer of Henry Co., d. last week age 86y. (RI Evening Argus, Friday, 17 Nov. 1871)
Patrick Collington drowned in the slough north of Stimpson's bridge over the Green River in Henry Co. last Saturday. He is survived by his wife, Mary. (RI Daily Union, Friday, 14 Apr. 1871)
Creamer --- a son of Irving Creamer of Henry Co., aged ca. 7y, was found dead at Munson on Sunday. (RI Daily Union, Friday, 10 Mar. 1871)
Dr. Thomas W. Farrell, was found dead in the street at Woodhull, Ill., last Saturday. Last Friday he purchased some drugs at the shop of Isaac West at that place. George Papineau, a Frenchman who keeps a jewelry store there, witnessed this, as did a French mulatto barber named Chavous. He leaves a wife and five children. Mrs. Farrell is the daughter of G.D. Latham of Minersville, Henry Co. The deceased was a son of Dr. (John) Farrell of Rock Island and has three known brothers; Dr Farrell of Annawan, Ill., Frank Farrell of Geneseo, Henry Co., and a Dr. Farrell who formerly resided at Woodhull. (RI Evening Argus, Friday, 29 Dec. 1871)
Rebecca D. Fields - wife of J.T. Fields, formerly of Belmont Co., Ohio, d. 19 May at her home near Orion, Henry Co., aged 36y 9m 22d. She leaves her husband and two small children (RI Daily Union, Saturday, 27 May 1871)
Fone -- a little son of Mrs. John Fone living on Spring Creek, Henry Co., was burned to death in a fire on Tuesday. Another son, aged 3-4y survived. (RI Daily Union, Saturday, 20 May 1871)
Alfred Johnson, a Swede farmer living three miles south of Cambridge, Henry Co., was killed last Thursday when a horse kicked him (RI Daily Union, Friday, 16 June 1871)
Mrs. Laudin, burned to death at Galva, Henry Co., on Monday in a lamp explosion. (RI Daily Union, Thursday, 14 Sept. 1871)
Lown -- a 3 year old daughter of Phillip Lown of Cambridge Twp., Henry Co., died last Sunday of burns after falling into a tub of hot water (RI Evening Argus, Friday, 29 Dec. 1871)
McCurdy, (--?--), of Geneseo, Henry Co., it is rumored, was killed by the train at Pond Creek last Wednesday. (RI Daily Union, Friday, 10 Feb. 1871)
Mr. McMurphy, of Morristown, Henry Co., died of sunstroke last week. (RI Daily Union, Tuesday, 6 June 1871)
Mrs. Olson, the wife of Jonas Olson, one of the trustees of the Bishop Hill Colony, drowned 16 May in a well. (RI Daily Union, Saturday, 27 May 1871)
Price - a collier named Price was killed at Murchison's coal shaft near Kewanee, Henry Co., recently. (RI Daily Union, Friday, 17 Feb. 1871)
Thomas White, was thrown from his sled last Tuesday at Orion, Henry Co., and died the same day. (RI Evening Argus, Saturday, 11 Feb 1871)
EDWARD F. NASS
Funeral rites for Edward F. Nass, 74, of 426 Pine St., who died Monday morning at Kewanee Public hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Seifert and Smith funeral home. Rev. Edward Busekros, pastor of St. Peter's Evangelical church will officiate.
Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday evening.
Edwad F. Nass, an employe of Walworth plant who retired in 1951, was born in Kewanee Aug. 3, 1879 and lived here all of his life. He married Ruth Riggs, who died in 1951.
Mr. Nass was baptised in the St. Peter's Evangelical church.
He is survived by three sons, Wallace of Hill City, Minn.; Allison of Minneapolis, Minn.; Roland, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Evelin Compstock, Minneapolis; Mrs. Delcie Wykle, Kewanee; three brothers, Carl and Henry of Kewanee, Frank of California; ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one sister and one daughter.Published Tuesday, July 6, 1954, page 5, column 5 & 6 in the Star Courier newspaper, Kewanee, Henry County, Illinois: Contributed by Dennis Krebs
EDWARD F. NASS
Funeral rites for Edward F. Nass, 426 Pine st., who died Monday, were held Thursday afternoon at Seifert and Smith funeral home. Rev. Edward Busekros, pastor of St. Peter's Evangelical church, officiated. The singers were Mrs. Elmer Seifert and Mrs. Glona Cross. Mrs. Mary Ratliff was the accompanist.
The bearers were John Nass, Paul Nass., Dale Nass, Clifford Lewis, Elmo LeBlanc and Roy Hall. Burial was in South Pleasant View cemetery.
Published Friday, July 9, 1954, page 5, column 2 in the Star Courier newspaper, Kewanee, Henry County, Illinois: Contributed by Dennis Krebs
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