Kane County, IL Obituaries


WESLEY R. AURAND
Wesley R. Aurand, 80, of Elgin Avenue, Dundee, died this morning at this home after a long illness. He was born in Hampshire September 28, 1873, the son of Abraham and Sarah Baker Aurand. He spent many years farming in the Hampshire area, later moving to Elgin. For the last 32 years he has been a resident of Dundee. On September 28, 1897, he married Minnie Phillips who survives. Also surviving are eight children, Mrs. Fred (Ernestine) Raddatz, Elgin; Mrs. Emil (Nina) Ingwall Hansen, of Elgin; Mrs. Russell (Violet) Markham of Fox River Heights, Mrs Ben (Margaret) Markham of Dundee; George of Elgin, Louis of Carpentersville, Harry of Bensenville and Walter of Dundee. A sister, Mrs. Lydia Samuelson of Hampshire, 42 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by two sons and a daughter. Mr. Aurand was a member of the Dundee Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 at Mille Funeral Home in Dundee, with Rev. Merrill officiating. Burial will be in the Hampshire Cemetery.

MRS. MINNIE M. AURAND
Mrs. Minnie M. Aurand, 85, Dundee died at her home Sunday afternoon, December 2, 1962. She was born December 16, 1876 in Elgin, the daughter of the late Louis and Julia Huber Phillip. She married Wesley Aurand September 28, 1897 and they lived in Elgin before moving to Hampshire. For the past 41 years she has lived in Dundee. Her husband preceded her in death in 1954. Surviving are four daughters: Mrs. Fred Raddatz, Mrs. Ingwall Gasia, Mrs. Russell Markham, all of Elgin and Mrs. Ben Markham of Schaumburg; four sons, George, of Elgin; Louis of Capentersville; Harry of Bensenville; and Walter of Dundee; three sisters, Mrs. Charles W. Shellenberg of Chicago; Mrs. Paul Sikorski, Riverside; Mrs. Frank Nessel of Maywood; tow brothers, Charles and Art of Chicago; 46 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from Fredrick Funeral Home Hampshire and burial will be in the Hampshire Center Cemetery. [unknown newspaper, December 2, 1962, Dundee Il.]

ERNSTINE RADDATZ
Ernestine R. Raddatz, 78, of Elgin died Sunday, May 31, 1981 in Sherman Hospital. She was born July 17, 1902 in Hampshire, the daughter of Wesley and Minnie Philips Aurand. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Elgin. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Deloris Cowsert of Elgin, Mrs. George (Barbara) Mienjek of Oswego and Mrs. Bud (Bernice) Troxell of Pekin; four sons, Arthur of Rockford, Harry, Leonard and Alfred, all of Elgin; a brother Harry Aurand of Wisconsin; three sisters; 23 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Raddatz Sr., in 1978; a son, Fred Jr., in 1974; and three brothers. Funeral services were held in the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin, with Rev. Ronald Purser officiating. Burial was in Lake Street Memorial Park Cemetery. [Hampshire Register, unknown date]

GEORGE AURAND
George W. Aurand, 81, of Elgin, died Saturday, January 26, 1979 in St. Joseph Hospital. He was born August 13, 1897, in Hampshire, the son of Wesley and Minnie Phillips Aurand. He lived in Elgin most of his life. He was a painting and decorating contractor in Elgin for 54 years; was past president of the Painters and Decorators Association of America, and a member of the Elgin Lodge 117 AF &AM. Surviving are his wife, Stella Hansfor Aurand; two daughters Mrs. John (Donna) Foley of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Mrs. Alan (Carol) Coulson of Elgin; three sons, Theron (Bud) of Elgin, Roy of Carlsbad, California and Dr. George Aurand of Clinton, Ia.; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and two brothers. he is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Ella; a son Robert, and a brother. Funeral services were held Tuesday in Laird Funeral Home in Elgin with Rev. Chuck Vitel officiating. Burial was in Bluff City Cemetery. [Hampshire Register, unknown date]


ROBERT AURAND
BURN VICTIM DIES IN CHICAGO - Injuries and burns, coupled with complications, caused the death today in Presbyterian Hospital, Chicago, of Robert Aurand, 34, of 749 Navajo Dr. Carpentersville, who was injured March 27 in the collapse and fire of a catwalk and gravel hopper at the Arcole Midwest Corp pit on Algonquin and Carpentersville blacktop road. Aurand was pinned under debris which was ignited by an overturned kerosene salamander and he suffered first and second degree burns over approximately 60 percent of his body. Aurand was transferred to Chicago nine days after the accident and was making satisfactory progress from the skin grafting operations until two weeks ago, when he suffered a heart attack. Surgeons opened up the chest and massaged his heart until it resumed beating, but Aurand failed to rally from the ordeal and died early today.
Anthony (Tony) Pace, 48, of East Dundee, was killed in the accident and Carl Didlinger of Dundee route 2, escaped with leg bruises and minor burns. The three men were on a catwalk about the hopper when a truck pulled in to be loaded. The hopper collapsed, wrecking the catwalk and dropped the men and the lighted salamander into the debris. Pace was crushed between two heavy timbers and was dead when extricated three hours later. Aurands foot was pinned by another timber and he was severely burned before being rescued. Aurand was born in Dundee, August 19, 1923 and resided in this area all of his life, except for four years in Navel Service aboard a submarine chaser during WWII. He was a member of the Elgin Moose lodge. In addition to the widow, the former Ella Mae Wilke, he is survived by three children, Sandra 18 months old, Nancy 9, and Robert Jr. 11; his parents, George and Stella Aurand; three brothers, Theron, Roy James and George Donald Aurand, and two sisters, Mrs. Donna Foley and Mrs. Carol Coulson all of Elgin. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Tuesday at the Stout Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Bush, pastor of the Open Bible Church, Carpentersville, will officiate and burial will be in the Lake Street Memorial Park Cemetery. [Unknown newspaper - 1957]


MRS. LYDIA SAMUELSON
Mrs. Charles (Lydia Ann) Samuelson, 80, of 42 Prairie Street, Hampshire, died Sunday at Sherman Hospital following two months of illness. She was born August 4, 1881 in Hampshire, the daughter of the late Abraham and Sarah Baker Aurand, and resided in Hampshire all of her life, She was a member of the Hampshire Evangelical United Brethren Church, and the Helping Hands Society of the church. Surviving are one son, Clarence; three daughters, Mrs. Donald (Pearl) Gilbert, Mrs. L.G. (Mabel) Marks, both of Marengo, and Miss. Esther Samuelson of Hampshire; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles in 1925; two sons, Levoy and Vernon, two brothers and three sisters. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Hampshire Evangelical Brethren Church, the Rev. L. L. Huff officiating and burial will be in the Hampshire Center Cemetery [Elgin Courier News, 4-15-1962, Elgin.]


CHARLES SAMUELSON
RAILROAD ACCIDENT FATAL TO CHARLES SAMUELSON
STRUCK BY SLOW FREIGHT TRAIN AT WORK NEAR DEPOT--DEATH CAME IN ELGIN HOSPITAL
Hampshire is shocked by another railroad tragedy here Tuesday afternoon about 3:15 o'clock when Charles Samuelson, section foreman of this village, was struck and fatally injured by an east bound freight train. The accident happened about a half mile west of the local depot. Mr. Samuelson was at work with the section hands on the west bound track when the accident happened. He was about 200 feet west of the other men and did not hear the approaching train. The workmen stepped off the track and thought that Mr. Samuelson had stepped across the tracks and did not know of the accident until after the train had been stopped. The freight was an extra and running on the wrong track, being sent that way so that the four o'clock train might pass without causing the heavy train to take to the side track at Hampshire. Engineer Herman Beautow stated that he saw the man on the tracks and sounded the whistle, thinking that Mr. Samuelson whom he recognized, would step off in time. The unfortunate man, probably knowing that he was on a track that he thought was clear at the time, gave no thought of the approaching train, and was struck by the tender of the engine. The train was stopped and members of the crew did what they could to make him comfortable. No. 24, the four o'clock train was flagged and stopped. Mr. Samuelson was put aboard this train and taken to the hospital. It was found there that he had sustained a broken back, besides other internal injuries and a mangled leg. All efforts to save his life were in vain and he never recovered from the ether. Mr. Samuelson had been an employee of the railroad for over thirty years and had served many years in the capacity of section foreman. He was known by his men as a most careful man, ever watchful that those under him left the tracks where they were working in time to let trains pass. In all the years he held a position with the railroad he had sustained no serious injury, having always avoided any by his carefulness. Coroner Norton, held an inquest in Elgin, Wednesday afternoon and the verdict returned was accidental death.
Charles Samuelson was born in Skultorp Sweden, on November 4, 1871, and died March 10, 1925 having reached the age of 53 years, 4 months and 6 days. At the age of 17 years old he moved to the state of Illinois and settled in Hampshire, where he married Lydia Aurand on April 12, 1899 and this union was blessed with six children, one son who preceded his father in death.
Those who mourn his departure are his widow, three daughters, Esther and Mabel of this village, Pearl of Oak Park, and two sons, Vernon of Chattanooga, Tn. and Clarence of Hampshire, besides his father and mother four brothers and one sister who live in Sweden, and one grandchild, and a host of warm friends. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at one o'clock from the home and at 1:15 from the Evangelical Church, conducted by Rev. E. Countryman. The Hampshire Lodge of Odd Fellows, of which he was a member will assist. [ Hampshire Register, March 10, 1925.]


MABEL FRANCES MARKS
Mabel Frances Marks, 77, of 316 W. Grant Highway Marengo died February 17, 1981 at St Joseph's Hospital in Belvidere, following a brief illness. She was born, July 12, 1903 in Hampshire, the daughter of Charles and Lydia Aurand Samuelson. She married Louis Marks in Elgin, March 15, 1926, who survives. Mrs. Marks was employed during the 1960's by Admiral Corporation, was a crossing guard for Washington School the past eight years and a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Marengo. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter Marcia Jetton, Peoria; two sons, Robert (Buzz) Marks of Marengo, and James Marks of Colorado; sisters, Pearl Gilbert of Marengo and Esther Samuelson of Hampshire. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Vernon and a brother Leroy in infancy. Mass will be said at 10:00 Thursday morning at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Father Cahill officiating, with burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery Elgin. A liturgical wake will be held Wednesday night 7:00 at the Osborne-Fashingbauer Funeral Home. [Marengo Republican News, February 1981, Marengo.]


ESTHER SAMUELSON
Esther Samuelson, 91, died Saturday November 7, 1992, at St. Joseph's Hospital Elgin. She was born September 26, 1901, in Hampshire, the daughter of Charles and Lydian Aurand Samuelson. She graduated from Hampshire High School, received her bachelor of Science degree from Northern Illinois University, her Master's degree from Northwestern University and worked toward a degree in Library Science at the University of Denver. Her teaching career spanning 52 years in Dundee Unit school District 300. In 1952, she organized the Junior high library and resource center. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hampshire, the Senior Sunday School Class, The United Methodist Women, the Gamma XI chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma, the LLL Club, the friends of the Ella Johnson Library and the Hampshire and Marengo Senior Citizens. Surviving are a brother Clarence (Gertrude) Samuelson, and a sister Pearl Gilbert, both of Marengo. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Vernon and Levoy Samuelson, and a sister Mabel Marks. Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. Wednesday November 11, at the First United Methodist Church in Hampshire, with Fred Berchtold officiating. Burial will follow in the Hampshire Center Cemetery. [Elgin Courier News, November 9, 1992.]


VERNON SAMUELSON
TAKEN BY DEATH IN SOUTH --- FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD FROM MOTHERS HOUSE TOMORROW MORNING
Word was received late Tuesday night from Louisville Ky., of the death of Vernon Samuelson, son of Mrs. Lydia Samuelson of Hampshire. The telegram to relatives here gave no details of Vernon's death and none have been received as we go to press. The body was sent here and funeral services will be held from the home of his mother Friday morning at 10 o'clock. Military honors will be given by Edward Harderer Post, American Legion. Vernon was born in Hampshire on November 12, 1899. He attended the local public schools until he was 16 years of age when he enlisted in the United States Army. During the World War he was a member of the 46th Infantry. For the past several years he has been residing in the south, where he was taken by death Tuesday night. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Willene Samuelson and one son Vernon Jr. of Chattanooga Tn. He also leaves his mother, Lydia Samuelson, and three sisters and one brother, Esther of Hampshire, Mrs. L. G. Marks of Elgin, Pearl of Chicago and Clarence of Elgin. His father preceded him in death. [Hampshire Register, August 4, 1932 P. 1.] SUBMITTER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: "Vernon Otto Samuelson was a Revenue Officer for the United States Government, his duties mainly being the finding and destroying of stills in the south. He and his partner were shot beside their car on a road in Seymour Indiana, August 1, 1932. He married Anna Willene Bailey August 16, 1920."


LEVOY SAMUELSON (INFANT)
DEATH OF INFANT SON OF MR. AND MRS. CHAS. SAMUELSON --- Levoy Woodrow, son of Charles G. and Lydian A. Samuelson, of this city, passed away from this life, Friday evening, December 23, 1917. He was born July 19, 1917. Besides his parents, three sisters and two brothers were left to mourn his early departure. Services were held from the home Sunday afternoon at 1:30, the Rev. E. Countryman officiating. Burial was in the Hampshire Center cemetery. Those present from out of town were: Harrison Aurand of Barrington, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Aurand and Mrs. Swensen of Elgin. [Hampshire Register, December 23, 1917, Hampshire.]
We wish to thank the singers, friends and neighbors, especially Mrs. Countryman, Mrs. Awe and Mr. and Mrs. Shine for the floral offerings, words of sympathy and help extended to us during the sickness and death of our darling babe. Mr. and Mrs. C. Samuelson and family


ABRAHAM AURAND
FINAL ROLL CALL FOR ANOTHER OLD SOLDIER --- Abraham Aurand died at the home of his son in Elgin Sunday, Funeral here Tuesday. Abraham Aurand was born in Seneca county Ohio, April 23, 1841, and died in Elgin Illinois, October 27, 1918, age 77 years, 6 months and 4 days. Mr. Aurand had been in poor health the past two years. During the past year he suffered several strokes of apoplexy, which was the cause of his death. When four years old he came with his parents to Hampshire, where he lived until a year ago last January, when he went to live in Elgin with his son Wesley, where on last Sunday morning at 7:30 he passed to his heavenly reward. At age 14 years he was converted to God under the labors of Rev. Snow, and united with the Evangelical church. During the Civil War, he heeded his country's call, joining company K, 52nd IL. Infantry Volunteers, in 1862, fighting to the end of the war. He was a member of Miller Post No. 453 G. A. R. January 25, 1876 he was united in marriage with Sarah Baker, who preceded him in death four years ago last February. This union was blessed with two sons and four daughters; Harrison Aurand of Barrington, Mrs. Mary Kadau of Huntley, Mrs. Emma Warner and Wesley Aurand of Elgin, Mrs. Lydia Samuelson of Hampshire and Mattie who died in 1899. Besides the bereaved children he leaves one sister, Mrs. Anna Rogge, and 21 grandchildren. Mr. Aurand was an honest, upright citizen, loyal to the church of his choice, and a God fearing man. Our heavenly father grant you all a blessed reunion in the city of God. The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the United Evangelical Church by pastor, Rev. E. Countryman. Internment was in the Hampshire Center Cemetery. [Hampshire Register, February 20, 1914, Submitted by Source #12]


MRS. SARAH ANN AURAND
MRS. A. G. AURAND PASSES FROM LIFE - END COMES AFTER A WEEK'S ILLNESS OF PNEUMONIA
After battling bravely against pneumonia for a week, Mrs. A. G. Aurand passed peacefully away at 7 o'clock Sunday evening, February 15th. The disease was aggravated by asthma with which she had been a sufferer for some time, and combined with her age, there seemed at no time any hope of recovery. Mrs. Sarah Ann Baker was born at Clyde, Ohio, November 7, 1842, and thus at the time of her death reached the age of 70 years, 3 months, and 8 days. She came to Illinois with her parents, and was united in marriage in Hampshire to Abraham G. Aurand, January 25, 1867, with whom she lived in happy wedlock a little over 47 years. Seven children were born to them, one dying in infancy and another a little later in life. The surviving children left to mourn with the husband are two sons, Harrison G. of Barrington, and Wesley R. of Elgin, and three daughters, Mrs. Mary Kadau of Huntley; Mrs. Emma C. Warren of Elgin; and Mrs. Lydia A. Samuelson of Hampshire. She leaves also twenty grandchildren, and five brothers, George, John, Jacob, and William Baker of Hampshire, and Harrison Baker of Clyde, Ohio and one sister, Mrs. Lydia Bauman (Bowman) of Elgin. At age fourteen years she was converted to Christianity and joined the Evangelical Church and remained a faithful member and earnest worker in that church throughout her life. She was an indulgent wife and devoted mother, as a neighbor she was kind and thoughtful, a friend who will be greatly missed. The funeral was held Wednesday, there being a short service at the home at one o'clock, conducted by the Rev. H. Messner. Services were then held at the Evangelical church, where Rev. Messner was assisted in the services by Rev. W. H. Locke and the Rev. H. H. Thorn of Barrington, and two vocal solos at the church by Mrs. W. C. Brill. The casket bearers were E. E. Rich, H. S. DeWitt, E. A. Doty, W. C. Widmayer, L. D. Morgan and M. J. Getzelman. Burial was in the Hampshire Center Cemetery. The services were largely attended. The W. R. C. and the W. M. S., of which the deceased has been a member attended the services in body. Among those from out of town in attendance at the funeral were; Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Aurand and sons Raymond and Grant, of Barrington; Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Aurand and son George; Mr. and Mrs. Dan Warren, Mrs. C. Bauman, Mrs. Ida Britton, of Elgin. and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kadau of Huntly. [The Hampshire Register, November 1, 1918, Elgin.]


LENA BOWMAN
Lena Bowman, 90, of 516 Hendee St., Elgin, died Wednesday, January 26, 1977, in Four Seasons Nursing Center, Elgin. Born June 9, 1886, in Hampshire, she had lived in Elgin for most of her life, but was the daughter of Charles and Augusta Binhke Awe. She was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church of Elgin, and was a retired employee of the Elgin National Watch Company. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William (Helen) Whistler and Mrs. Claribel Swanson, both of Elgin; one sister, Mrs. Herman Choitz of Hampshire; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, her parents, five brothers, two sisters, and one great-grandson. Funeral services were at 10:30 a. m. Monday in the Stout Funeral Home, Elgin, the Rev. Donald M. Thomas officiating. Burial was in the Hampshire Center Cemetery. [Unknown Elgin newspaper, 2-3-1977]


ALVIN H. BOWMAN
Alvin H. Bowman, 69, of Hendee St. Elgin, died Friday, in Sherman Hospital after becoming ill while using a snowblower at his home. He was born May 30,1907, in Hampshire, and resided in Elgin most of his life. Prior to his retirement several years ago, he was a plumber for the Ralph Day plumbing firm in Elgin. He was a member of Plumbers Local 554. He is survived by his wife Marie; his mother Mrs. Lena Bowman of Elgin; two sisters, Mrs Claribel Swanson and Mrs. William (Helen) Whisler, both of Elgin. Private funeral services were held Monday in the Bergan-Miller Colonial Funeral Home, Elgin, with Rev. Dr. Willis A. Reed, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Elgin, officiating. Burial was in the River Valley Memorial Garden, West Dundee. [Unknown Elgin newspaper, December 9,1976]


CLARIBEL SWANSON
Claribel E. Swanson, 86, of Elgin, died Wednesday, November 1, in St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin. She was the daughter of Albert and Lena Awe Bowman. She retired from the Elgin National Watch Co. in 1971. Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn (Wallace) Mealman of Geneva; a son, Harold Lee (Jacquin) Swanson of Cross Plains, Wisconsin; a sister, Helen Whisler of Elgin; an Aunt, Elizabeth Choitz of Arlington Heights; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two nieces. Besides her [parents, she was preceded in death by a brother Alvin; two grandsons, Andrew Swanson and Allen Lee Mealman. [Elgin Courier News, November 2, 1995]


HELEN WHISLER
Helen Whisler, 83, of Elgin, died Tuesday, February 25, in Sherman Hospital, Elgin. She was born August 15, 1913, on Elgin, the daughter of Albert and Lena Awe Bowman. She was a member of the Faith Methodist Church of Elgin. Survivors include a daughter, Lynn (Claus) Kage of Elgin; a granddaughter, Karen Kage of Elgin; a niece, Carolyn (Wallace) Mealman, of Geneva; and a nephew, Lee (Jacqui) Swanson of Wisconsin. She was preceded in death by her husband, William; a sister; and a brother. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Stout-Madison Funeral Home, Elgin, the Rev. Donald Keck officiating. Burial will be at Lakewood Memorial Park, Elgin. [Elgin Courier News, Wednesday February 26, 1997]


EDWIN W. WOLAVER
Funeral services for Edwin W. Wolaver, who died Wednesday evening, will be held Saturday morning at 9:30 from Wait-Ross-Allanson parlors and 9:30 from St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Rosary will be said Friday evening at 8 at the chapel. [Elgin Daily Courier News, Friday March 29, 1935]


ALBERT W. BAKER
Albert W. Baker,53 years old, a resident of Hampshire since childhood, died yesterday in Sherman Hospital after a long illness. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Baker, he was born in Republic Ohio, November 4 1882. (Submitter's Note: Sept. 3, 1872 per census records)
Surviving are a brother, S. L. Baker of Elgin; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Britton of Elgin and Miss Lillian Baker of Hampshire; two nieces and one nephew. Funeral services will be held from Frederick funeral home in Hampshire Thursday afternoon at 1:30 with the Rev. E. J. Krell officiating and burial in Hampshire Center Cemetery. [Elgin Daily Courier News, Tuesday April 14, 1936, Hampshire IL.]


WILLIAM BAKER
William Baker, retired farmer and lifelong resident of Hampshire, died at his home in the Kane county community at 1:45 o'clock this morning following an extended illness. He was born in Hampshire October 4, 1856. Besides the widow, Lizzie Baker, he is survived by a daughter, Miss. Leone Baker; a brother, Harrison Baker of Clyde Ohio, and a sister, Mrs. E.W. Wolaver of Elgin.
Funeral services will be held from the late home Friday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Charles Catholic church in Hampshire. Burial will be in the St. Charles Catholic cemetery, Hampshire. [Elgin Daily Courier News, Wednesday May 18, 1932, Hampshire.]


FRED H. BAKER
Fred Herbert Baker, 48, a resident of Genoa for 31 years, died at 7:30 Saturday morning at Billings Memorial hospital, Chicago, where he had surgery last week. He was a patient at Dekalb County sanitarium for the last two years. Born January 18, 1903, at Hampshire, he was the son of Edward and Caroline Butz Baker. The family moved to Genoa in 1920. He was married to Muriel Anthony of Marengo, January 11, 1927, and had since resided in Genoa. Surviving are the widow, three sons, Harry and Fred Jr. of Genoa and Bobby in St. Vincent's children's home at Freeport; four daughters, Mrs. Peggy Griwold and Melva Baker of Genoa; Bonnie and Wanda and Skippy in St. Vincent's home; his father, Edward Baker of Genoa, a brother, Thomas of St. Charles; five sisters, Mrs. Gladys Schelstreet of River Grove, Ruth Skinner of St. Charles, Mrs. Lulu Miller, Mrs. Eva Beardsley and Mrs. Burice Hoffman, all of Genoa. Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Slater Funeral Home at Genoa, the Rev. R. E. Bethards officiating. [Elgin Courier News, July 23, 1951, Genoa].


ROY E. BAKER
Roy E. Baker, 72, of Bakers Acres, French Road, Hampshire, died Saturday, November 26, 1977 in his home. He was born, September 25, 1905 in Hampshire, he was the son of the late Henry and Grace Dean Baker. He resided in Elgin the greater part of his life, having moved to Hampshire in 1955. He married Elsa McArthur on June 25, 1928, who survives. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by one son LeRoy, on February 12, 1972, and two brothers Robert and Harry. Funeral services were held Tuesday in Fredrick Funeral Home, Hampshire with the Rev. Ingolf H. M. Rognlie, pastor of the American Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial was in Lake Street Memorial Park Cemetery in Elgin. [Elgin Courier News, 11-26-1977, Hampshire.]


LEROY BAKER
LeRoy Baker, 38, of Rte. 2 Hampshire, died Saturday in St. Joseph's Hospital, Elgin. Born April 21, 1933 in Elgin, the son of Roy and Elsa McArthur Baker, he resided in St. Charles for five years prior to moving to Elgin with his parents in 1938. He attended Elgin schools and was a 1951 graduate of Elgin High School. Since 1965 he had resided in Burlington-Hampshire area. Until 1970 he had been employed by the Elgin National Watch Company, as office service manager. Since 1970 he had been employed by Weather Forecast Foundation in Crystal Lake. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Elgin. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Fredrick Funeral Home, Hampshire, the Rev. I. H. M. Rognlie, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Lake Street Memorial Park Cemetery Elgin. [Elgin Daily Courier News, Monday 2-14-1972, Hampshire.]


GEORGE BAUMAN
HAMPSHIRE --- George Bauman, 88, died Wednesday evening at his home in Hampshire. Born June 18,1866 in Hampshire, he had resided there all of his life. He married to Mary Hermann, February 9, 1891 and the couple celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary this year. Mrs. Bauman died on August 1, 1954. Mr. Bauman had been employed by the Borden Co. for many years. He is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Ida) Fournier, Mrs. Glenn (Lena) Shales, Mrs. Louis (Maybelle) Selpien, Mrs. Alfred (Catherine) Burnidge, Mrs. Casper (Louise) Bittenger, Mrs. Robert (Ella) Durrenberger and Mrs. Martin (Florence) Selpien, all of Elgin; Four sons Charles, Fred, and Albert Bauman all of Elgin, and Roy Bauman of Hampshire; two sisters Mrs. Herman Lindoerfer of Rockford, and Mrs. Frank Bopp of Dundee; 41 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, one daughter, three sons, and a sister. Services will be held at 2 Saturday afternoon from the Evangelical United Brethren church of Hampshire, the Rev. H. E. Kash officiating. Burial will be in the Hampshire Center Cemetery. [Daily Courier News, Thursday, November 11, 1954, Elgin IL.]


MRS. MYRTLE K. BAUMAN
ELGIN --- Mrs. Myrtle K. Bauman, 71, of 1355 Parkway, died today unexpectedly. She was born December 18, 1897. She was the daughter of William and Hattie Lorenz Suhr. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was married May 5, 1917, to Charles Bauman. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary two years ago. She had lived in Elgin for the past 40 years. Surviving are the widower; two daughters' Mrs. Conrad (Lois) Kanies, and Mrs. Donald (Elaine) Wiltshire, both of Elgin; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and a sister, Mrs. George Wilderman of Los Angeles, California. She was preceded in death by two brothers and three grandsons. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Schmidt Funeral Home, the Rev. Carleton C. Rogers officiating. Burial will be in the Lake Street Memorial Park Cemetery. [Daily Courier News, October 9, 1969.]


LOIS KANIES
Lois Kanies, 82, of Elgin passed away Tuesday at Sherman Hospital. She was born April 22, 1920, daughter of Charles and Myrtle Suhr Bauman. She was a member of Ladies Aid and Mission Society of St. John's Church. Former employee of Cook's Publishing Co. and former employee of Spiess. Survivors include her husband Conrad, 2 sons; Reid (Vicki) Kanies of St. Charles and Grant Kanies of Elgin, TX. 2 grand-daughters; Kelsey and Colleen Kanies of St. Charles, one sister Elaine Wiltshire Shellgrove of Texas. Preceded in death by her parents, 2 sons; Wayne and Gary in infancy. Funeral services Friday 10:00 a.m. St. John's Lutheran Church Elgin. Rev. Herman Christian, private burial at Lakewood Memorial Park, Elgin. [Elgin Courier News, Thursday August 15, 2002]


LEO B. SHALES
ELGIN --- Leo B. Shales, 74 of 450 Mill St., died Wednesday in Sherman Hospital. Born May 11, 1895 in Elgin, the son of John H. and Minnie Neidendorf Shales, he had lived in Elgin all of his life. He had been employed by the Hoagland Livery Service and for 11 years was employed by the A & P Tea Company of Elgin. He was also assistant manager of the Rialto, Grove and Crocker theaters; for the past 25 years he was manager of the Elgin Riverside Club, retiring in 1967. He was a member of the Elgin Riverside Club; the Elks Lodge 117; the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 799 and the Owls Club. Surviving are the widow, Frances (Jean) D'Angelo Shales; two sons, LeRoy (cap) Shales and Robert Shales; a daughter Mrs. Edward (June) Grady all of Elgin; two brothers Glenn and John Shales both of Elgin; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Hazel) McBrien of Palm Springs, Calif. and Mrs. Gladys Simon of Elgin; Eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Anna Bauman Shales in 1951 and a brother, Walter in 1942. Funeral services will be at 1 Saturday in the Walt-Ross-Allanson Funeral chapel, the Rev. Willis A. Reed, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Lake Street Memorial Park. [Daily Courier News, October 9, 1969]


FRED BAUMAN
Fred "Dutch" Bauman, 90, of Elgin died Tuesday, September 13, in his home. He was born January 10, 1898, in Hampshire the son of George and Mary Bauman. He had been a resident of Elgin most of his life, and was self employed as a truck driver. He was active in wood working until recently. He was a member of the Christ the Lord Lutheran Church of Elgin. Surviving are two daughters, Shirley (Kirk G.) Newell of Elgin and Joanne (Duweine) Hittle of Ephraim, Utah; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mabel Selpien of Carpentersville and Florence Selpien of Elgin; and two brothers, Albert (Margaret) Bauman of Elgin and Roy Bauman of Hampshire. He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Helen; his second wife, Florence; and several brothers and sisters. Services will be at 1p.m. Friday in Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, the Rev. Steven Srock officiating. Burial will be in the Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin. [Daily Courier News, Wednesday September 14, 1988 p.8, Elgin.]


HELEN RASMUSSEN BAUMAN
Helen Rasmussen Bauman, wife of Fred L. Bauman of 56 Plum Street, died this morning at Sherman Hospital. She was born in Elgin April 21 1901 and had resided in the city all of her life. She was an active member of the Holy Trinity Church. Besides her husband she is survived by one child Shirley Marie, eleven days old; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rasmussen of 521 North Grove Avenue; two sisters Florence Rasmussen and Mrs. Richard Schmidt, both of Elgin; and an aged grandfather, Hans Peterson of 515 North Grove Avenue [Courier News, Tuesday July 5, 1927.]


HERMAN BAUMAN
BLOOD POISONING TAKES A YOUNG LIFE -- CUT ON THE HAND FATAL FOR HERMAN -- EIGHTEEN-YEAR OLD SON OF GEORGE BAUMAN --- Herman Bauman, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Bauman, died Sunday at 5:30 o'clock p.m. in St. Joseph's hospital, Elgin, having been taken there the same morning for treatment. Death was due to blood poisoning, which developed from a cut received on left hand while helping to remove the hide from a cow on the Tuesday preceding his death. The body was brought back to Hampshire Monday. Funeral services were held Wednesday, from the home at 12:30 o'clock and from the United Evangelical church at 1 o'clock, Rev. E. Countryman officiating. Herman was born in Genoa, May 20, 1899, and was 18 years and three months of age. Besides his parents he is survived by four brothers, Charles, of Chicago, Fred of Elgin, Albert and Roy and eight sisters, Ida, Annie and Lena of Elgin, Mabel, Louise, Katie, Ella and Florence. The report that the boy died of antbrar is entirely without foundation, as examination by attending physicians showing that he died of malignant oedema, a form of blood poisoning. [The Hampshire Register, August 24, 1917 p.1, Hampshire.]


MRS. LENA SHALES
Mrs. Glenn E. (Lena M.) Shales, 69, of 228 S. Melrose Avenue, Elgin, died Friday in Sherman Hospital, Elgin. She was born November 20, 1900, in Hampshire, the daughter of George and Mary Hermann Bauman. She had lived in Elgin most of her life. Mrs. Shales had been a member of the Elgin Evangelical Free Church. Surviving are the widower, Glenn, to whom she was married on June 12, 1920; three daughters, Gloria P. Shales, Mrs. Donald (Norma) Grimes and Mrs. Horst (Victoria) Fiebeg, all of Elgin; four sons, Walter R., Glenn E. Jr. , and Harry Lee, all of Elgin; 15 grandchildren; and several brothers and sister. She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Russel in 1962. Funeral services will be at 1 Monday in Elgin Evangelical Free Church, the Rev. Nevin S. Beechler officiating. Burial will be in Lake Street Memorial Park Cemetery. [Elgin Daily Courier News, August 29, 1970]


FLORENCE BAUMAN
Florence Bauman, 81, of Elgin, died Sunday, October 26, in Sherman Hospital, Elgin. She was born April 3, 1905 in Elgin, the daughter of Walter and Mary Peterson Rasmussen. She was a resident of Elgin her entire life and was employed by Elgin National Watch Company before retiring. She was a member of Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, Elgin.Surviving are her husband, Fred "Dutch"; two daughters, Mrs. Kirk G. (Shirley) Newell of Elgin and Mrs. DuWeine (Joanne) Hittle of Ephraim, Utah; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Bauman and Clara Schmidt, and a brother William. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 2775 W. Highland Avenue, the Rev. Steven Srock officiating, burial in Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin. [Elgin Courier News, Tuesday October 28, 1986 p.12]


IDA FOURNIER
MRS. FOURNIER SERVICES HELD --- Mrs. Art (Ida) Fournier, 78, of Rice Lake, Wisconsin, formerly of Elgin, died Tuesday. Surviving are the widower; four brothers, Abby, Dutch and Charles Bauman, all of Elgin, and Roy Bauman of Hampshire and four sisters Katie Burnidge, Louise Bittinger, and Ella Durrenberger, all of Elgin, and Mabel Selpien of Carpentersville. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services were held in Rice Lake. [Daily Courier News, Thursday March 2, 1972.]


DONALD WILTSHIRE
KERRVILLE, TEXAS --- Donald F. Wiltshire, 70, of Kerrville, Texas, formerly of Elgin, died Wednesday, August 12, in a Kerrville hospital. He was born July 20, 1922, in St. Charles. He was an assistant staff supervisor for Illinois Bell Telephone for 32 years. He was a member of the St. Paul's United Methodist Church of Kerrville; past district deputy of Elgin B. P. O .E.; a member of the Kerrville Elks; and a life member of Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include his wife, Elaine Bauman Wiltshire, whom he married May 5, 1943, in Elgin; a daughter, Diana (Doyle) Vaughan of Jackson Hole, Wyo.; a son, Brad Wiltshire of Reno, Nev.; two brothers, Edward Larson of Bradley, Il. and Warren Larson of St. Charles; three grandchildren, Judy Vaughan and Kevin Vaughn, both of Jackson Hole Wyo. and Cory Wiltshire of Reno, Nev. He was preceded in death by a son, Marc Kevin Wiltshire, in 1954; and a brother, Harold Larson, in 1992. A memorial service was held Saturday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Kerrville, the Rev. Gene Thompson officiating. Internment was in Lakewood Memorial Park, Elgin. [Daily Courier News, Wednesday August 12, 1992, Kerrville, Texas. ]


MRS. MARY H. BAUMAN
Hampshire -- Mrs. Mary Hermann Bauman, 83, of Hampshire, died Sunday at her home after a long illness. She was born at Wittenberg, Germany, November 11, 1870. Her marriage to George Bauman took place February 9, 1891 in Hampshire, where she resided the greater part of her life. Surviving are her widower, seven daughters, Mrs. Ida Fournier, Mrs. Lena Shales, Mrs. Mabelle Selpien, Mrs. Kathryn Burnidge, Mrs. Louise Bittenger, Mrs Ella Durrenberger and Mrs. Florence Selpien, all of Elgin; four sons, Charles, Fred and Albert, all of Elgin and Roy of Hampshire; 41 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.She was preceded in death by a daughter, Anna Shales and three sons, George, Herman and Robert. Services at 2 p.m. Tuesday will be in Trinity Lutheran church Hampshire, of which she was a member, the Rev. Edgar Kruse officiating. Burial will be in the Hampshire Center Cemetery. [Daily Courier News, Monday August 2, 1954]


CHARLES BAUMAN

ELGIN, IL -- Charles F. Bauman, 85, formerly of 1355 Illinois Parkway, Elgin, died Thursday in Mary Margaret Manor Nursing Center, Elgin. Born January 6, 1892, in Hampshire, he was the son of Mr.and Mrs. George Bauman and had lived in Elgin since 1929. He was a member of the First Methodist Church and for many years was active in the semi-pro baseball circuit. Prior to his illness he was active in many bowling leagues in Elgin and also on the Senior Citizens League. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Conrad (Lois) Kanies and Mrs. Donald (Elaine) Wiltshire, both of Elgin; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Mabelle Selpien, Mrs. Kathryn Burnidge, Mrs. Louise Bittenger, and Mrs. Florence Selpien, all of Elgin; three brothers, Fred and Albert both of Elgin and Roy of Hampshire. Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Myrtle, October 9, 1969; three grandsons; three brothers and four sisters. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Schmidt Funeral, Elgin, the Rev. Carleton C. Rogers, officiating. Burial will be in the Lake Street Memorial Park Cemetery. [Daily Courier News, Friday January 21, 1977]


MRS. ADA BUTLER SHALES
Mrs. Ada Butler Shales, 86 years old died late last night at the home of her son, William B. Shales, 364 Mosely St. She had been a resident of Elgin the last 25 years. Surviving her besides the son William, are her widower, William S. Shales; an adopted daughter Mrs. Krepel of Elgin; three other sons, Monroe E., Rueben and George A. Shales all of Elgin; a brother M. P. Butler of Lynn Haven Fla., 12 grandchildren 24 great-grandchildren. Two sons John H. and Harry Shales preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 at the Mosley home, the Rev. Ward Brighman of St. Paul's Universal church, Chicago, officiating with burial in Union Cemetery, Crystal Lake. [UNKNOWN NEWSPAPER AND DATE]


WILLIAM B. SHALES
William B. Shales, 83, of 364 Center Street, an Elgin resident for 50 years and an active member of the Masonic and Odd Fellows lodges, died at noon yesterday (January 3 1951) in St. Joseph's Hospital after a lingering illness. Mr. Shales, who was born near Crystal Lake on October 14, 1867, was a sheet metal worker. He was a member of House of Hope Presbyterian church.
His lodge affiliation was with Elgin Lodge 117, A. F. and A. M., of which he was a past master; the Odd Fellows lodge, which he had served as noble grand; Eastern Star, Bethel Chapter, of which he was past patron, and as a member of Samaritan Rebekah lodge. His wife Belle, preceded him in death in 1938. A son and a daughter died in infancy and he was also preceded in death by two brothers. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. George (Ada) Boe of Elgin; a son, William B. Shales of LaCrosse, Wisconsin; two brothers, Reuben and George Shales, both of Elgin; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Schmidt funeral home, the Rev. Donald Smith, pastor of House of Hope Presbyterian church, officiating. The Masonic lodge will participate in the service at the chapel and Odd Fellows lodge at the grave in Bluff City Cemetery. [Elgin Courier News, Thursday January 4, 1951]


JOHN H. SHALES, MERCHANT, DIES
ONETIME SERVED CITY AS ALDERMAN - John Henry Shales, 557 McClure avenue, for many years an Elgin hardware merchant, and at one time an alderman on the city council, died at 5:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Sherman Hospital following an illness of four months.Mr. Shales was born in Crystal Lake March 3, 1872, and had resided in Elgin for the last 40 years. It was some 25 years ago that he with Fred and Julia Nolting, M. F. Runge and William Shales, purchased the Nash Brothers Hardware Store, and established the West Side Hardware company, located at 13 North State Street. Mr. Shales had recently retired form active participation in the business. For many years it had been operated by John Henry Shales and Fred Nolting. Surviving Mr. Shales are the widow: six children, L. B. , Walter, Glenn, John Jr., Mrs. Gladys Shales and Mrs. Charles McBrien, all of Elgin: four brothers, W. B., Monroe, Reubin and George Shales of Elgin, and a sister, Mrs. Paul Krepel, also of this city. Mr. Shales served as an alderman for eight years, from the old seventh ward, some 24 years ago. His service for the city gained him wide popularity, as had his contacts with the public, through his business. He was widely known in local fraternal circles also and was a member of the Elgin Lodge No. 117, A. F. and A. M.; Kane Lodge No. 47, Odd Follows; Elgin Encampment No 113, the Rebekahs, No. 120; the Loyal Americans, and the Home Protective Association. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Norris Chapel, the lodge of Odd Fellows to be in charge. Burial will be in the Lake street Cemetery. [Elgin Courier, Monday evening March 7, 1932]

JOHN HENRY SHALES
Funeral services for John Henry Shales, prominent Elgin merchant, who died last Saturday afternoon, were conducted at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon from Norris chapel, in charge of members of Kane Lodge No. 47, Odd Fellows, with burial at Bluff City Cemetery. Mr. Shales is survived by the widow, six children, L. B., Walter, Glenn, John Jr., Miss Gladys and Mrs. Charles McBrien, Elgin; his brothers, W. B., Monroe, Rueben and George Shales Elgin, and a sister Mrs. Paul Krepel of Elgin. 16. [Elgin Courier News, Tuesday March 8, 1932]


MRS. MINNIE SHALES
Mrs. Minnie Shales, 62 years old, widow of John H. Shales, 557 McClure Avenue, taken ill last Friday afternoon on a bus near Santa Fe, New Mexico, while enroute to Los Angeles to visit a daughter, died this morning in St. Vincent's Hospital at Santa Fe without regaining consciousness, according to members of the family. The cause of Mrs. Shales' death has not been determined but is believed she suffered a heart attack. She lapsed into a coma and was removed from the bus in Santa Fe and taken to the hospital. Her condition was slightly improved Saturday morning but she suffered a relapse last night and died early today. Mrs. Shales left Chicago last Wednesday enroute to Los Angeles to visit her daughter, Mrs. Hazel McBrien. Mrs. McBrien hastened to Santa Fe when she learned of her mother's sudden illness and she was at her bedside until her death. The body will be returned to Elgin for burial with funeral services probably being held from the Norris funeral chapel.Mrs. Shales was born in Hanover Township near Elgin June 27, 1872, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Neindorf. She is survived by four sons and two daughters, Walter, Glenn, John Jr., Leo B., Mrs. McBrien and Miss Gladys Shales, all residing in Elgin except Mrs. McBrien. She also leaves one brother, William Neindorf, also of Elgin. Mrs. Shales was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Samaritan Rebekah Lodge. [Elgin Daily Courier News, Tuesday November 13, 1934]


JOHN S. SHALES
John S. Shales, 89, of Elgin died Saturday, May 28, 1994. He was born March 2, 1905, in Elgin the son of John and Minnie (Niendorf) Shales. He lived in Elgin all his life and was a lathing contractor before retiring. He married Martha Lorang Shales on June 27, 1925, and was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Marilyn (Erwin) Ziegelbein of Elgin; six grandchildren; and a sister Hazel McBrien, of Fresno, Ca. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Dorothy Schif; a granddaughter, Courtenay Hayworth; a sister, Gladys Simon and three brothers, Leo, Walter and Glen Shales. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Laird Funeral Home in Elgin, the Rev. Donald Keck officiating. Burial will be in the Lakewood Memorial Park. [Elgin Courier News, Sunday May 29, 1994]


ELWIN L. SHALES
Elwin LeRoy Shales, 30 years old, died yesterday morning at 1:30 at his home, 760 Wing Street, following an extended illness. He was born in Chicago on September 16, 1903 and had resided in Elgin practically all of his life. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elva Shales; one daughter, Elaine Shales; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Monroe E. Shales, and his grandfather, W. S. Shales, all of Elgin. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 at Norris Chapel with the Rev. C. Bertram Swanson officiating. Burial will be in Lake Street Memorial Park. [Elgin Courier News, Monday August 13, 1934]


GEORGE SHALES
George E. Shales, 71, of 1616 Mark Avenue, Elgin, died Wednesday in his home. Born in Crystal Lake, July 2, 1905, he was the son of George A and Lillian (Shaid) Shales and lived in Elgin most of his life. For 45 years, he owned and operated the Mobil Service Station at 152 N. Spring Street, Elgin before retiring in 1966. He was a member of the Elgin Auxiliary Police, the Illinois Police Association and the Zion American Lutheran Church. Surviving are the widow, Evelyn Lindsey Shales; one daughter, Mrs Eugene (Sally) Burneister of Woodstock; one brother Charles R. of South Elgin; two step-children, Ronald Small of Carol Stream and Marsha Small of Carbondale, and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Mildred, in 1964; one sister Marion, and a brother Clyde, a former Mayor of Elgin. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Zion American Church, with pastors Harold Heidegger and I. H. M. Rognile officiating. Burial will be in Lake Street Memorial Park Cemetery. [Elgin Daily Courier News, Tuesday February 3, 1977]


MRS. MILDRED SHALES
Mrs. Mildred I. Shales, 59, of 875 Carol Avenue, wife of George E. Shales died early today in her home following a five month illness. She was born in Elgin January 10, 1905, the daughter of Albert C. and Ida Schultz Range. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, the Women's Auxiliary of the church and the Loyal May Camp 7376, Royal Neighbors. Surviving are the widower, a daughter, Mrs. Eugene (Sally) Burmeister of Woodstock; two grandsons; and a brother Arthur C. Range of San Diego, California. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister Mrs. Homer (Gertrude) Smith in 1937. Services will be held Thursday at 1:30 in the Stout Funeral Home, the Rev. Edwin J. Hoefer, pastor of St. Paul's United Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in Lake Street Memorial Park. [Elgin Courier News, Tuesday July 28, 1964 p.8, Elgin.]


LILLIAN SHALES
Mrs. Lillian Shales, 91, of 763 Lucille St., South Elgin, died Monday in Four Seasons Nursing Center, Elgin. She was born in McHenry, March 31, 1885, and was the daughter of Peter and Anna Justin Shaid. She had lived in Elgin and South Elgin all her life. Surviving are two sons, George E, of Elgin and Charles R. of South Elgin; five grandchildren and nine great-grandsons. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband George A., in 1965; one son Clyde, former Mayor of Elgin; one daughter, Marion and two children in infancy. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Stout Funeral Home, Elgin, the Rev. I. H. M. Rognlie, pastor emeritus of the Zion Church officiating. Burial will be in the Lake Street Memorial Park Cemetery. [Elgin Courier News, Wednesday January 12, 1977]


GEORGE SHALES SR.
George A. Shales Sr., 80, of 755 Pine St., Elgin, died at his home this morning, apparently the victim of a heart attack. Among the survivors is Elgin Mayor Clyde L. Shales, one of three sons. Mr. Shales was born in Crystal Lake on May 31, 1884, the son of the late William S. and Ada (Butler) Shales. He had lived in Elgin 58 years. He retired in 1954 as a bus driver with the Elgin City Lines. In addition to his son Clyde, widow Lillian (Shaid) Shales; two other sons, George E. of Elgin and Charles R. of Streamwood; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter and four brothers. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday, with the Rev I. H. M. Rognlie pastor of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Lake street Memorial Park. [Elgin Daily Courier News, Wednesday May 12, 1965]


MONROE E. SHALES
Monroe E. Shales, 72, of 760 Wing Street, one of the organizers of the Skinner Fruit Company, died last night at 11 at Sherman Hospital following several months of illness. He was born on February 24, 1870 and had resided in Elgin since he was 21 years of age. Prior to the organization of the Skinner Fruit Company 11 years ago, he had employed by E. A. Logan as a salesman for 23 years. Besides the widow, Mrs. Hilma A. Shales to whome he married on August 30, 1894, he is survived by three brothers, W. B., Ruben S. and George A Shales, all of Elgin; one sister, Carrie Krepel of Elgin; and one granddaughter, Elaine L. Shales. A son Elwin L. Shales, died August 12, 1934. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 3 from the Norris Mortuary with the Rev. H. J. McGuire officiating. Burial will be in the Lake street Memorial Park. [Elgin Daily Courier News, Tuesday September 8, 1942, Elgin.]


MARTHA C. SHALES
Martha C. Shales, 90, of Elgin, died Saturday, April 26, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Elgin. She was born November 5, 1906, in Wasco, the daughter of Peter and Bertha Schoenfelt Lorang. She was a resident of Elgin most of her life. She married John S. Shales on June 27, 1925. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Elgin. Suvivors include a daughter Mayilyn (Erwin) Ziegelbein; a son, John Jack (Marlene) Shales of Elgin; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John S. Shales, on May 28, 1994; a daughter Dorothy Scif; a granddaughter, Courtney Hayworth; three sisters, Lena Campbell, Anna Michaelis and Marie Dierking; and three brothers, William, John and Harry Lorang. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Laird Funeral home, Elgin, the Rev. Donald Keck officiating. Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park. [Elgin Courier News, Tuesday April 29, 1997]


WALTER R. SHALES
A World War Veteran died at noon today at his home, 651 Congdon Ave. following a long illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Friends may call at Wolff Funeral home after Wednesday noon. [Elgin Daily Courier, Tuesday May 19, 1942.]


EDWARD M. GRADY
Edward M. Grady, 81, of Elgin, died Monday, June 24, in St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin. He was born February 18, 1915, in Marengo, the son of Nicholas and Emma Grady. He was an Elgin resident most of his life. Survivors include his wife June; a daughter, Kathleen (Larry) Lohmeyer of Elgin; two sons, Dennis of Dundee and Patrick (Hansina) Grady of Rockford; and seven grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers. Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Laurence Catholic church, Elgin, the Rev. Joseph E. Kulak officiating. Burial will be private in Mount Hope Cemetery, Elgin. [Unknown Newspaper, 1996]


GLENN SHALES SR.
Glenn E. Shales Sr., 85, of 228 S. Melrose Ave., Elgin died Saturday (January 12, 1985) in St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin. He was born June 11 1899 in Elgin, the son of John and Minnie Niendorf Shales. He was a resident of Elgin most of his life, and had been employed by Anderson Roofing Supply Co., for many years before retiring. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Joe (Gloria) Rigoni of Holton, Michigan, Norma Shales and Mrs. Horst (Victoria) Fiebig, both of Elgin; four sons, Walter, Glenn Jr., Monroe and Gary, all of Elgin; two sisters Gladys Simon of South Elgin and Hazel O'Brian of California; a brother John of Elgin; 13 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a wife Lena; a son, Russell; two brothers, Walter and Leo. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Laird Funeral Home, Elgin, the Rev. Drs. James Conrod and Willis A. Reed officiating. Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park Cemetery, Elgin. [Daily Courier News, Sunday January 13, 1985]


MRS. ANNA B. SHALES
Mrs. Anna B. Shales, 55, wife of Leo B. Shales, 716 Buckeye St. died Sunday morning in Sherman Hospital after an extended illness. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Bauman of Hampshire, she was born September 9, 1895 in Charter Grove and resided in Hampshire before coming to Elgin in 1910. For 25 years, until seven years ago, she was employed by the A & P Food Stores, both in this city and St. Charles. She attended Zion English Lutheran Church of this city. Three brothers Herman, George, and Robert Bauman, preceded her in death. Surviving besides the widower are two sons, Robert and LeRoy of this city; a daughter, Mrs. Edward Grady of Elgin; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Bauman of Hampshire; four brothers, Albert, Charles, and Fred of Elgin and Roy Bauman of Hampshire, seven sister, Mrs. Martin Selpien, Mrs. Glenn Shales, Mrs. Arthur Fournier, Mrs. Robert Durrenberger, Mrs. Casper Bittenger, Mrs. Alfred Burnidge, and Mrs. Louis Selpien all of this city. The Rev. Ingolf H. M. Rognlie of the Zion Lutheran church will officiate at the services at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Wait-Ross-Allanson funeral chapel. Burial will be in the Lake Street Memorial Park. [Elgin Daily Courier News, Monday March 2, 1951]


GEORGE W. BOE
George W. Boe, 63, of 364 Center Street, died yesterday in his home, after a lingering illness. He was born in Chicago, and came to Elgin over 30 years ago; since making his home here, where he was assistant manager of the Boe Nursing Home. He was a member of the Masonic Boulevard Lodge 882, Chicago. He was preceded in death by his parents, and an infant daughter. Surviving are his widow, Ada; a daughter, Mrs. James (Barbara) Yurs of Elgin; two sons, Capt. George Boe Jr., stationed with the Air Force in Germany and Robert Boe of Elgin; a brother Carl A. Boe of McKeesport, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Madsen and Mrs. Ethel Breen of San Padro, California; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Masonic services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Schmidt Funeral Home, the Rev. I. H. M. Rognlie, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Bluff City Cemetery. [Elgin Courier News, Saturday May 19, 1956]


MRS. ADA BOE
Mrs. George W. (Ada S.) Boe, 68, of 464 N. Liberty St. Elgin, died Tuesday at home. She was born July 28, 1899, in Barrington and made her home in Elgin for 65 years where she owned and operated a nursing home. She was a member of United Presbyterian Church of Elgin. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1956 and an infant daughter. Survivors include a son Robert of Elgin; a daughter, Mrs. James (Barbara) Yurs of Elgin; a stepson, George W. Boe of Santa Ana California; six grandchildren; and a brother, William B. Shales of Elgin. Funeral services will be at 1:30 at Schmidt Funeral Home with Rev. William H. Clark, United Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Bluff City Cemetery. [Elgin Daily Courier News, November 15, 1967]


MRS. BELLA SHALES
Mrs. Bella Shales, 64 years old, wife of William B. Shales, died today in her home, 364 Center st. following a long illness. She was born on December 13, 1873, in Barrington, and she made her home in this city for 35 years. Mrs. Shales was a member of House of Hope Presbyterian Church, the Royal neighbors of America, the Rebekahs, the Women's relief Corps, and Daughters of Union Veterans. Besides the widower, she os survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ana Boe of Elgin; a son, William B. Shales Jr. of Elgin, and four grandchildren. Two children preceded her in death. The funeral service will be held Monday afternoon at 2 from the Wolff Funeral Home, with the Rev. John F. Vonckx officiating. Burial will be in Bluff City Cemetery. [Elgin Daily Courier News, Friday, February 11, 1938]


WILLIAM SYDNEY SHALES
CIVIL WAR VET, DIES AT 97 -- Two Survivors Of Rebellion Remain In Elgin; Funeral Friday --- Taps were sounded last evening for another of Elgin's Civil War veterans leaving but two survivors of the war of the rebellion residing in this community. Latest to answer the final muster call is William Sydney Shales, whose death occurred at the home of his son, Monroe E. Shales, 760 Wing Street. He was the oldest Civil War veteran in the city, having observed his ninety-seventh birthday on August 4. Mr. Shales' death, which followed a one-month illness, leaves James M. Coffman, 96 years old, 377 Algona Avenue and Oliver E. Davis, 92 years old 770 St. Charles Street as the sole survivors of the war of 61-65, in Elgin. DeVolois W. Steven, 95 years old of Wasco is the only surviving member of Veterans post 49, Grand Army of Republic, of Elgin. Comrade Shales saw action on many front in the war between the states. A member of Company G, 95th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, he fought at Champion Hill, was shot through the knee during the siege of Vicksburg and marched with Sherman to the sea. He participated in the "Grand Review" in Washington in May 1865. Of late years the sight of one eye had been impaired, an affliction traceable to war injuries. Born in Kingston, Luzerne County, P.A. on August 4, 1841, Mr. Shales came to Illinois as a young man and located in the Crystal Lake region. He was a painter by trade, and during the later years of his life a sexton of Union Cemetery in Crystal Lake. He had made his home in Elgin since 1914. Mr. Shales was a member of Crystal Lake post of the Grand Army. He is survived by four sons, William B. Shales, Monroe E. Shales, R. S. Shales and G. A. Shales of Elgin; an adopted daughter, Mrs. Carrie Krapple of this city; 16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. His wife Ada (Butler) Shales died in 1934. The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 from the Conn & Gustafson Funeral Home, with the Rev. L. Ward Brigham of Chicago officiation. Burial will be in Union Cemetery Crystal Lake. Earlier this year Mr. Shales' brother, David G. Shales, 93 years old, died at his home in Woodstock. He was also a Civil War Veteran, having served in Company I of the 95th Illinois. [Elgin Daily Courier News, 9-14-1938]


GEORGE DIBLER
PASSES AWAY SUDDENLY - At the Age of 67 and 7 Days Funeral Held Tuesday.......
George Dibbler passed away from this life early Sunday morning, after an illness of only a few days duration. He was taken sick only last Thursday, and a complication of ailments immediately set in. Friday Dr. R. R. DeWitt pronounced his condition beyond hope, and Medical assistance was called from Elgin, but availed nothing, for he continued to grow rapidly worse and died 3:30 o'clock, his wife, four daughters and two sons being bedside when the end came. On Sunday previous he had reached the age of 67 years. George Dibbler was born in New Middleburg, Snyder County, Pa., May 7, 1832. In August 1853 he married Miss Margaret Gift, his now sorrowing widow. This union was blessed with seven children, five daughters and two sons, one daughter having preceded her father to the silent land. In 1839 he left his native state and moved to Ohio, where he remained 9 years. From there he moved to Michigan and in 1884 to Hampshire, where he has since lived. The children left to mourn with their mother are Mrs. E. H. Williams, of Belvidere, Mesdames D.J. Rickner, Geo. Fox and S.L. Miller of this place, and Noah Dibler of Milton Junction, Wisc. and L.H. Dibler of Woodstock. Sixteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren are also left to mourn. Mr. Dibbler was a kind, affectionate and devoted husband, a loving father and a good neighbor and citizen. In 1855 he was converted and united with the United Evangelical church, in which faith he died. The funeral occurred Tuesday morning at 10:30 from the house and 11 o'clock at from the church, Rev. J.H. Gambler officiating. The funeral was largely attended. Interment took in the Hampshire Center Cemetery. Those present from abroad at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. E. H. William and daughter, Miss Edna, and son Herman, of Belvidere; Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Dibbler and children of Woodstock; Noah Dibler, of Milton Junction, Wisc. and Mrs. J. Frish of Elgin. [Hampshire Register, Thursday May 18, 1899]


MRS. GEORGE MADERER
Mrs. George Maderer died very suddenly last week Wednesday evening about 7:30 o'clock, from failure of the heart. She had been apparently as well as usual during the day, and after supper she went out to attend to some chores, as was her custom. Returning to the house she seated herself in a chair and immediately expired, without the least warning. The deceased was born in Bavaria, Germany, July 26, 1828, lacking 15 days of being 72 years of age. She came to America in 1845 and was married to George Maderer in New York, January 18, 1846. They came west in 1856. In 1860 she united with the Evangelical church. She leaves to mourn her demise a husband and three children - two daughters and one son, who are Mrs. J. W. Gift, of Fort Scott, Kansas; Mrs. G. H. Bean and Henry, who reside in Hampshire. There are eleven grandchildren. Funeral was held Friday at one o'clock from the home and at two o'clock from the Evangelical Church, Rev. G. Husser, of Elgin officiating in the absence of Rev. J. Buente. The burial was in the Hampshire Centre Cemetery. [Hampshire Register, 7-19-1900]

JACOB BAKER
Jacob Baker, 81, years old, a native of Hampshire, and a brother to Mrs. Edwin Wolaver, of Elgin, died at the home of his son, Albert Baker, in Genoa at 4:06 yesterday morning of infirmities incident to old age.Mr. Baker was born in Hampshire on October 8, 1849, and lived in that vicinity the greater part of his life. He went to Genoa in 1927 where he resided until his death. He married Miss Catherine Bowman (August 8, 1870 Kane co. IL ) five children, four sons and one daughter being born to them.He is survived by four sons, Albert, Edwin and Blain of Genoa; Henry, of Wisconsin, and one daughter, Mrs. Cora Hewitt of Auburn, Wisconsin; two brothers, Harrison of Clyde Ohio, and William of Hampshire, and his sister, Mrs. Wolaver. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from Salter's chapel. Interment will be in the North Hampshire Cemetery (Hampshire Center Cemetery) [Elgin Daily Courier News, Monday July 27, 1931]

MRS. MAGDALINE BAKER
Mrs Magdaline Baker, who's death occurred Wednesday A. M. November 28, 1894, was born in Lancaster county, Pa. In 1825 she moved with her parents to Richland county, Ohio, where she married Peter Baker. They came to Illinois in 1846, and spent the remainder of their lives in this township. Mr. Baker's death occured in 1870. Eight children .....one who died in infancy, seven are among the living; Mrs. Sarah Aurand, Mrs. Lydia Baumann, George, Jacob, John, William, all of Hampshire and Harrison of Clyde Ohio. Buried in Old Evangelical Cemetery (Old Aurand) [Hampshire Register, Thursday December 6, 1894]

MRS. KATHERINE BAKER
TAKEN BY DEATH....HAD LIVED HERE FOR MANY YEARS... SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY
Mrs. Katherine Bauman Baker, wife of Jacob Baker, passed away at her home near this village at 4:20 a.m. last Sunday, from the effects of a stroke of apoplexy, at the advanced age of 74 years, 1 month and 5 days. Mrs. Baker was born in Lendeidel, Wurtemberg, Germany, July 5, 1851, a daughter of Henry and Katherine Schum (Bowman) Baumann. In the year 1869 she was united in marriage with Jacob Baker. This union was blessed with five children, Clara Jewitt of Auburn Washington, Henry of Chicago, Albert, Edwin and Blaine of Genoa, all of whom survive their mother. Mrs. Baker was affiliated with the Evangelical Church for a period of nearly 50 years, during which time she was active in church work. She was also a member of the Helping Hand Society of the Church. She is survived by her husband, five children, eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the late home and from the Evangelical church yesterday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Eller, presiding elder of the Evangelical church. The remains were laid to rest in Hampshire Center cemetery. [Elgin Courier News, Hampshire.]


BERT A. BAKER
Bert Albert Baker, 61 died unexpectedly Saturday evening of a cerebral hemorrhage suffered at his home. He was born April 17, 1884 in Hampshire, the son of Jacob and Catherine Bauman Baker, and had lived in Genoa for the last 25 years, working as a drainage tiler. He had been ill for a year. On July 28, 1928 he was married to Clara Butz Sanders. Survivors besides the widow, are three step-children, Frank S. Sanders of Algonquin, Joseph Sanders of St. Charles and Pearl Sanders of Chicago; two brothers, Edward and Blaine Baker of Genoa. Services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 in the Slater funeral home in Genoa, with burial at Hampshire. The Rev. R. E. Bethards, pastor of the Methodist church, will officiate. [Elgin Daily Courier, 4-14-1936]


EDWARD BAKER
Edward Baker, 75, a resident of Genoa for 35 years, died this morning in Sycamore hospital following a heart attack. He had been ill for a week but was hospitalized only one day. He was born December 19, 1878 in Hampshire, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Baker and his early life was spent there. He was married to Caroline Butts at Columbus Ohio, and they lived in Hampshire for a time. Thirty-five years ago they moved to Genoa, where she died in 1950. Surviving are a son, Tom of Geneva and five daughters, Mrs. Eva Beardsley, Mrs. Lula Miller, Mrs. Bernice Hoffman all of Genoa, and Mrs. Gladys Schelstreet and Mrs. Ruth Skinner of St. Charles; a brother, Blaine of Genoa, 18 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Fred and Bert. Funeral arrangements are being made at the Cooper funeral home in Genoa. [Elgin Daily Courier News, Tuesday January 19, 1954]


MRS. CAROLINE BAKER
Mrs. Caroline Baker, 62, a resident of Genoa for 29 years, died at her home on Adams street this morning following an extended illness. She was born in Columbus, Ohio, on July 11, 1887, the daughter of George and Sarah Jane Butz and as a child moved to Hampshire with her parents. She married to Edward Baker of Genoa 47 years ago and the first years of marriage were spent in
Hampshire. Besides the widower survivors are, two sons, Tom of St. Charles and Fred of Genoa; five daughters, Mrs. Gladys Schelstreet of St. Charles, Mrs. Ruth Skinner, Mrs. Lulu Miller, Mrs. Eva Beardsley and Mrs. Bernice Hoffman all of Genoa; 17 grandchildren and one great grandchild; five brothers, Allard Butz and Scott Butz of Genoa, George of Belvidere, Lee of Washington state and Allen of Sidney, Mont.; one sister, Mrs. Clara Walters of Genoa. Services will be held at 2:30 Monday afternoon from the Cooper Funeral Home at Genoa, the Rev. R. E. Bethards officiating. [Elgin Courier News, May 5, 1950]


MRS. LYDIA WOLAVER
Funeral services for Mrs. Lydia Wolaver, 510 S. Liberty St. who was found dead from a heart attack at her home last night, will be held at 2 (standard time) Sunday afternoon at Fredrick funeral home in Hampshire. The Rev. William Grote will officiate and burial will be in the Hampshire cemetery [Elgin Daily Courier News, Saturday June 11, 1938]


BILL WOOD
Longtime Batavia educator, historian Bill Wood dies
The city's collective memory has suffered a great loss with the death of beloved community figure Bill Wood. A longtime Batavia educator and official town historian, Wood was always the first person anyone called when trying to dig into the past of the city Wood knew so well. That love was mutual: Batavia has named a street, a school — and even a day — in his honor. The street is William Wood Lane, home to J.B. Nelson Elementary School, where Wood served as a teacher and principal for decades. His name also adorns Batavia's 4-year-old Hoover-Wood Elementary School, an honor shared with his adoptive mother, the late Eldora Hoover, who also was a longtime Batavia teacher. And in 2000, the Batavia City Council even proclaimed his birthday — Sept. 10 — to be William J. Wood Day. Those who knew him, though, said Wood leaves a much deeper legacy in Batavia than his name. Like all great teachers, he left a lasting impact on the minds of his many students. "He loved every kid," said Nancy Pearce, who taught first grade at Nelson School when Wood was principal. "There probably wasn't a child he couldn't call by name, even years after they graduated." Wood got his first teaching job at Louise White School in Batavia in 1945, after he completed his service in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Batavia remained his home for the rest of his life, with the exception of a two-year sabbatical to teach at an American school in Japan, a country and a culture that were his lifelong fascination. In many ways, Wood's teaching career revealed him to be a man ahead of his time, said friend and Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke. Under Wood's direction, Batavia schools were among the first in the region to offer typewriting classes. And long before most schools even considered any kind of special-education curriculum, Wood saw to it that Batavia children with disabilities got as much education as he could give them, even if it meant tutoring them himself. "Bill was a consummate teacher," Schielke said. "When he retired (in the late 1970s), he just moved his teaching activities from the classroom to the community" as a leader of the Batavia Historical Society. "One of the greatest gifts he gave to everybody was an extremely positive attitude," Schielke said — the kind of positive energy that is infectious. Although he had been fighting cancer and heart disease for more than a decade, he retained his love for life, Schielke said. "He grew old with such honor and dignity," he said. The 84-year-old Wood died at his home on Thursday. A funeral Mass is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Batavia. [Kane County Chronicle, June 12, 2005]

William E. Burnett
William E. Burnett, known as the “Indian doctor,” died Thursday evening (Dec. 14) of pneumonia at his home on Logan Avenue, aged about 45 years. He was born in Calcutta, India, and came to Elgin about four years ago, engaging in business as a doctor. He leaves a wife and five children, the eldest of whom is 10 years of age. It is said that he carried a $5,000 life policy. The funeral will be held Sunday. [Elgin Daily News, December 15, 1893]

Mrs. Edna J. Richardson
Mrs. Edna J. Richardson, wife of J. B. Richardson, a market gardener living three miles north of town, died Thursday evening of blood poisoning, aged 23 years, 9 months, and 22 days. Deceased was born in Appleton, Wis., and had resided in this state two years. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the residence of James Zander, No. 263 Raymond Street. [Elgin Daily News, December 15, 1893]

Willie Knapp
Willie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tillman Knapp, of Oak and Jewett Streets, died today noon of spinal meningitis, aged six months. The funeral will be Saturday or Sunday. [Elgin Daily News, December 15, 1893]

Matilda Dielchen
Matilda, little daughter of Chas. Dielchen, died Dec 18, aged 11 years. ["Elgin Every Saturday”, December 23, 1893]

Michael McNamara
Michael McNamara died at his home on Perry Street Dec. 20, aged 35 years. ["Elgin Every Saturday”, December 23, 1893]

Elizabeth E. Haines
Mrs. Elizabeth E. Haines, one of the earliest settlers in the state, died Dec. 18, aged 77 years. ["Elgin Every Saturday”, December 23, 1893]

T. W. Killey
T. W. Killey, formerly of Elgin, died at his home in Richmond of consumption, Dec. 19, aged 55 years. ["Elgin Every Saturday”, December 23, 1893]

Daisy Plumleigh
Daisy, daughter of Constable Plumleigh, died suddenly of bowel complaint Dec. 17, aged 12 years. Interment at Dundee. ["Elgin Every Saturday”, December 23, 1893]

Carrie Henry
Miss Carrie A. Henry, forewoman in the shirt factory, died of inflammation of the bowels Dec. 18, aged 20 years. She came here from Iowa about two years ago. ["Elgin Every Saturday”, December 23, 1893]

Louis Demler
Louis Demler died of paralysis, after eight months’ illness, at his home on Wing Street Dec. 17, aged 41 years. His death is the result of the long siege of diphtheria, from which he lost three children last summer. His wife and three children survive. ["Elgin Every Saturday”, December 23, 1893]

Eliza Root
Mrs. Eliza Root, sister of Mrs. C.J. Schults and Mrs. A. M. C. Todson and E. R. Sedgwick, died of heart disease at the home of the latter Dec. 16, aged 62 years. Her home was in Hanover, Mich., but she has been visiting here for several months. Wm. E. Root is her son. ["Elgin Every Saturday”, December 23, 1893]

Death of Capt. Harvey
We learn with regret by the New Orleans papers that Capt. Harvey of Kane county, died at Puebla, in Mexico on the 20th ult.  Sewell W. Smith of Chicago, was elected Capt. Of the company in his place.  [The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, April 28, 1848]

Mrs. S. M. Sawyer
Died at the residence of her brother, in St. Charles Ill., on the 7th inst., from poisoning in June last, Mrs. S. M., wife of Mr. A. J. Sawyer of Galesburg, aged 29 years. [The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, October 15, 1847]


 


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