Kane County, IL Obituaries



Charles Miller

HIT BY ENGINE CARRIED 10 MILES
SOUTHWEST LIMITED STOPPED AT HAMPSHIRE-BODY TAKEN FROM PILOT

CRASH OCCURS AT PINGREE
UNUSUAL FATAL ACCIDENT ON MILWAUKEE RAILROAD NEAR ELGIN

I thought we'd hit a coop of chickens" The engineer on the Southwest Limited brought his pounding locomotive to a stop under the grinding air brakes at Milwaukee depot at Hampshire Thursday, and threw open the cab window.

FIND BODY ON PILOT
The engineer shouted to the station master, who had run up, swinging the red danger light. Then he climbed down from the throttle seat and with the depot agent hurried to the pilot. They found the body of Charles Miller, farmer at McQueen. Pulling a train of luxurious Pullmans to Kansas City, the big locomotive hammered through Pingree Grove at nearly sixty miles an hour. The engineer knew he hit something just before he reached the station. He thought he heard a chicken cackle. Time was too precious to investigate a minor accident. The several hundred passengers had to be in Kansas City this morning. The old locomotive driver, accustomed as he was to the accidents of railroading, shuddered when the station master told him the story. The body lay at the side of the track. A crowd of spectators gathered around the grease covered engineer and his neatly uniformed conductor,

"Two horses killed, wagon demolished, fifty bushels of oats scattered and coop of chickens wrecked, Charles Miller missing"

This was the message that the agent read. It had been flashed ahead from Pingree Grove. The missing driver was dead on the engine's pilot. Miller was moving from Captain Kelley farm west of Pingree Grove to McQueen. The time of the accident was 7:30o'clock. Robert Horn of Pingree witnessed the accident and notified the Pingree agent. He telegraphed Hampshire and the train was stopped ten miles beyond.

RESIDENT OF PINGREE GROVE
Charles Miller was born in Germany, March 24, 1851. He came to America when a young man and had lived in the vicinity of Pingree Grove for a number of years. He is survived by seven children; Mrs. R. C. Davis of Canada, Mrs. L. Leetzow of Dundee, Mrs. Arthur Hill of Almora, Mrs. Herman Leetzow of Dundee, Henry of Plato Center and Mary and Tena, who live at home." Elgin Advocate, Saturday, March 2, 1921.

"FARMER KILLED WITHIN MONTH AFTER RETIRING
CHARLES MILLER, 60, PINGREE, HIT BY SOUTHWEST LIMITED TRAIN
HAD PLANNED REST AFTER YEARS OF WORK
PATHETIC CASE OF FORTY BUSY YEARS TERMINATED BY UNTIMELY DEATH SEEN IN SUBURBAN ACCIDENT

Charles Miller, 60 years old, a farmer, was instantly killed when the wagon in which he was crossing the Chicago Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad tracks at Pingree Grove last night was struck by the Southwest Limited. His life was ended just at the time he decided to quit farming and retire-to live at ease during the remaining years. Following more than forty years of farming, he had collected enough money to keep him in comfortable circumstances.

HAD JUST RETIRED FROM FARM
Recently, he gave up his farm west of Pingree, and had rented the Krum house at McQueen Station. There with his eighteen year old daughter, Tina, to care for his wants, he planned to rest-the first rest he had had in his life. He and his wife had raised a family. The children are old enough to take care of themselves now. Many of them have married, and Tina, the daughter, alone shared his old age with him. His wife died a few years ago. Several loads had gone to McQueen. The moving had about been completed, and yesterday afternoon, Miller loaded his wagon with his chickens which he planned to keep at his new home-something to putter about with and help him pass his time.

FREIGHT BLOCKS HIS VIEW
There was a freight train blocking the crossing near Pingree Grove. It was fast getting dark and as the freight train passed, he urged his horses forward-and drove directly in front of the speeding Southwest Limited. In a moment, the old man who had reached the point in his life where he could live at ease was a shapeless mass-a blood covered, mutilated body. Both of his horses were killed; the wagon was splintered to pieces-and the engineer of the Limited, not knowing he had hit the wagon sped on. At Hampshire, seven miles west, of the crossing where the accident occurred, the train was flagged. The depot agent received the following telegram from Pingree Grove. "Wagon struck here. Horses dead. Wagon demolished. Man not found. "There twisted in a shapless mass about the irons on the front of the pilot of the engine, his head crushed in, and life extinct, was the body of Miller." Elgin Courier News


MRS. EMMA MILLER
Mrs. Emma Miller, wife of Charles (Carl) Miller, well known farmer living near Pingree Grove, died at the home at 10 o'clock Saturday night, after a short illness. The funeral service willbe held Wednesday afternoon st 1 o'clock at the house, and at 2o'clock at the Plato Center church." 1 PERI Elgin Courier News- 1 DATE Tuesday February 22, 1910.

2. "Mrs. C. Miller died at her home Sunday night. The funeral was held Wednesday, and burial was at Plato Center." Hampshire Register, February 25, 1910.
   
EMMA L. LEETZOW

Funeral services for Emma L. Leetzow of Elgin who succumbed Thursday evening in a local hospital will be held at 3:30o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the Wait-Ross-Allanson funeral church. The Rev. I. L. Schweitzer officiating." Elgin Courier News, October 5, 1928.
 
LOUIE LEETZOW

Louie Leetzow of Elgin died at the St. Joseph Hospital at 7:45o'clock last night following a short illness. He was born in Hampshire Illinois June 18, 1870, and had resided in this city for the past 29 years. He was employed for many years by Gus Helper, a local cement contractor. He was a member of the Elgin Turnverein. He is survived by two daughters Mrs. Adolph Petersdorf and Mrs. A. Landwehr of Elgin; four brothers, Charles, Emil, and William Leetzow of Elgin, and Frank Leetzow of Bowes Station; six sisters, Mrs. Henry Weideman and Mrs. August Frank of Elgin, Mrs. Anna Munger of Hasley Oregon, Mrs. August Kramke of Plato Center, Misses Tillie and Rose Leetzow of Detroit Michigan, and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Wait-Ross-Allanson funeral Church. Rev. I. L. Schweitzer officiating. Burial will be in the Plato Center Cemetery." Elgin Daily Courier News, November 7, 1929 p. 3.  

Alice M. Petersdorf, 74, of Elgin passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2004 in Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL. She was born August 20, 1930 in Memphis, TN and was the daughter of Henry and Catherine Archer. She is survived by her husband, Robert Petersdorf of Elgin, to whom she was married on September 18, 1964 her children, Cathie Solomon of Franklin Park, IL, Stephen Shelton of Germany, Kathryn Petersdorf of Crystal Lake, IL, Steven Petersdorf of Reno, NV, Michael (Sarah) Petersdorf of Plato Center, Il. and Linda (Jeff) Walbaum of Denver, Co.; her grandchildren, Tammy (Bruce) Culbertson, Christopher Solomon, Scot and Candice Shelton, Alexis, Aaron and Alec Petersdorf, her great grandchildren, Damon, Simon, Caroline Culbertson and Christopher Solomon Jr.; her siblings Henrietta (Roger) Bell, Juanita Sanders, Kay Bayrd, John (Linda) Archer and Patricia Gray; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; her brother Harry Archer and sister Dorothy Platzer. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 3, 2005 at 10 a. m. in the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin, burial will follow in the Plato Center Cemetery, Plato Center Illinois." Courier News (Elgin, IL). December 31, 2004


Another Old Settler Gone

The Death of
Abraham Maynard Occurs Here Last Thursday

The death of Abraham Maynard occured on Thursday, April 9th, at 11:05 o'clock a.m., at his home in this village.
About two years ago he suffered an apopletic stroke from which, thanks to a strong and rugged constitution, he in a measured recovered, but which so undermined his health that the members of his family had been in almost constant fear of another attack, and maintained a zealous guard, prepared to cope with any symptoms which should present themselves. In this way, death was kept at bay for sometime. About three weeks ago his old enemy--dropsy--again fastened its hold on him, and in two weeks gained the victory. The end was a gradual sinking away--a peaceful ending of a well-rounded life. His age at the time of his death was 79 years, 11 months and 15 days.
Abraham Maynard was born on a farm in Chenango County, New York, April 25, 1817, a son of Isaiah and Esther (Travis) Maynard, who were natives of the same state. From early childhood he worked on a farm, and his education was limited to a few months attendance at school in the year. January 12, 1841, he married Ann Terwilliger, daughter of Phillip and Mary (Low) Terwilliger. In 1845 Mr. Maynard, having grown tired of the small farms of the east, resolved to try his fortune in the West. He came to Hampshire in '45 and purchased forty acres of land, now a part of the old homestead, erecting thereon a little log hut, in which they lived a number of years, until the comfortable structure which now marks the spot was built. Mr. Maynard and his wife were for a number of years compelled to endure many hardships. All the money they had for sometime was what Mrs. Maynard could earn by sewing for farm hands. They toiled and saved three years before they were able to buy a cow. Both being blessed with excellent health and plenty of pluck and perseverance, they labored early and late and prospered accordingly. They lived on the farm until 1881, when having amassed a comfortable competency, they built and moved into a pleasant home in this village to spend their declining years in well-earned peace and comfort.
Eight children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Maynard, of whom six are living, James W. and Henry, of Vail, Iowa; George, Edwin, Charles and Etta (Mrs. S.M. Dow) of this place.
Mr. Maynard will always be remembered by those who enjoyed his friendship as an ever loyal friend; a kind and sympathetic neighbor, and one who had the confidence and esteem of all.
The funeral was from the house Saturday forenoon, services being held at eleven o'clock, Rev. G.H. Wells officiating. (Transcribed from the Hampshire Register - April 1896, submitted by
Source #16)




EMIL LEETZOW

Emil Leetzow 78 of Elgin Township, died Tuesday evening in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edith Fredericks in Fox River Heights, following an illness of two weeks. Born on May 26, 1869 in Germany, he came to this country at an early age, going directly to Chicago where he resided prior to moving to this vicinity 32 years ago. Besides his widow Minnie Wettering Leetzow to whom he was married September 25, 1895 in Hampshire, he is survived by five sons, William, LeRoy, Emil Jr. and Elmer Leetzow all of Elgin; four daughters, Bertha Bird, Edith Fredericks, Alice Lange and Leona Gaedke also all of this city; one brother William Leetzow of Elgin; six sisters, Lizzie Kramke of Plato Center, Minnie Wiedemann of Minnesota, Emma Frank, Rose Edwards and Tillie Gellespie of Detroit Michigan and Anna Munger of Oregon Illinois, 40 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, two daughters and four brothers. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 from the Wait-Ross-Allanson Funeral Chapel the Rev. Elmer Grotelueschen officiating. Burial will be in the Hampshire Center Cemetery.
[Elgin Courier News, Wed. Dec 31, 1947 & Friday Jan 2 1948, P.2., submitted by Source #18)


Services for Emil Leetzow of Elgin Township who died Tuesday in the home of a daughter in Fox River Heights, will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Wait-Ross-Allanson funeral chapel. Burial will be in Hampshire Center Cemetery. In addition to survivors listed in an obituary notice in Wednesday's Courier News, Mr. Leetzow is survived by a son Paul, also of Elgin.


MINNIE W LEETZOW

Mrs. Minnie Wettering Leetzow, 70, widow of the late Emil Leetzow, died last evening in the home of her son Elmer Leetzow, 540 Wellington Avenue, following an extended illness. She was born in Luxenburg, Germany, February 15, 1878, came to this country and directly to Hampshire in 1887. She had always resided in the Elgin-Hampshire area. Survivors include five sons, William, LeRoy, Elmer and Emil Jr., all of Elgin and Paul Leetzow of Hampshire; four daughters Mrs. Leona Gaeke, Mrs. Alice Lange, Mrs. Edith Fredericks and Bertha Bird, all of this city; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Klick of Elgin; 40 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death besides her husband were two sons and two daughters, four sisters, two brothers and her parents Mr. and Mrs. Fred (WILLIAM) Wettering. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 from the Walt-Ross-Allanson Funeral Church. The Rev. Elmer Grotelueschen of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church will officiate and burial will be in the Hampshire Center Cemetery.
[Hampshire Library, February 3, 1949, submitted by Source #18)


ALICE V. LANGE

Alice V. Lange, 74 of 112 Ensenada Ct., Carpentersville, died Sunday in St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin. She was born December 9, 1901, in Hampshire, the daughter of Emil and Minnie Wettering Leetzow. She was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church of Elgin. Surviving are two sons Henry Trinkhorn of Bartlet and Robert Trinkhorn of Tucson Arizona; five daughters, Mrs. Edwin (Violet) Ulaver, Mrs. Wayne (Jeanette) McConney, Mrs. Donald (Phyllis) Nelson, and Mrs. William (Darlene) Weenrich, all of Carpentersville, and Mrs. Alvin (Jean) Rozell of Algonquin; three brothers, Emil Leetzow and Elmer Leetzow of Elgin, and Paul Leetzow of Carpentersville; one sister, Mrs. Russell (Bertha) Bird of California; 30 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first and second husband, two brothers, Leroy and William, and two sisters, Edith Fredericks and Leona Geadke. Funeral services were Tuesday in the Wait-Ross-Allanson Funeral Chapel, Elgin with the Rev. Dr. Willis A. Reed, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Elgin officiating. Burial will be in the Bluff City Cemetery.
[Dec 9, 1976, Carpentersville, submitted by Source #18]



PHYLLIS NELSON

Phyllis Nelson, 66, of Carpentersville, died Saturday, December 10, at Sherman Hospital, Elgin. She was born August 3, 1928, in Elgin, the daughter of Alice (Leetzow) and Charles Lange. She was a devoted bingo player. Survivors include three sons, Donald (Sandra) of Florida, Gordon (Cynthia) of Carpentersville and Rick (Kathy) of Sleepy Hollow; three daughters, Connie (Raymond) Jones, Lynda (Stanley) Crist and Sandy (Steve) Crist, all of Carpentersville; two sisters, Violet of Dundee and Darlene of Florida; a brother Hank Lang of Bartlett; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Sr. in 1991; a son, Charles; two sisters and one brother. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Schmidt-Madison Funeral Home, West Dundee, the Rev. Willis Reed presiding. Burial will be in River Valley Memorial Gardens, West Dundee.
[Elgin Courier News, Sunday December 11, 1994 pA2, submitted by Source #18]



PAUL LEETZOW

Paul Leetzow, 70, of Carpentersville, died Sunday in St. Joseph's Hospital, Elgin. He was born August 24, 1913 in Genoa, the son of Ameal (Emil) and Minnie Hatting (Wettering) Leetzow. He had lived in the area all his life. He was a member of the Dundee Senior Citizens. Surviving are a son Scott of Carpentersville; four daughters, Mrs. Robert (Linda) Waterson of Gilberts, Mrs. Jaun (Valerie) Flores of Cary, Paula of Carpentersville and Mrs. Gene (Virginia) Thiessing of St. Charles; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Bird of California; two brothers Emil of Elgin and Elmer of Arkansas; eight Grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Pearl, in November of 1980; two brothers, Leroy "Dutch" and Bill Leetzow; and three sisters, Edith Frederick, Lena Gaedke and Alice Lange. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Miller Funeral Home, West Dundee, the Rev. Willis A. Reed officiating. Burial will be in the Lakewood Memorial Park Cemetery, Elgin.
[ Elgin Daily Courier News, October 11, 1983, Carpentersville - submitted by Source #18]


EMIL LEETZOW

Emil Leetzow, 79, of Elgin died Friday, August 5, in St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin. He was born May 12, 1915, the son of Emil and Minnie Wettering Leetzow. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Elgin and the VFW in Elgin. He retired from DuKane Corp. after many years, He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theater. Surviving include his wife Frances; a daughter Virginia (Jean B.) Theissing of Elgin; four grandchildren, Brett (Cheryl) Theissing of Carpentersville, Corinn Neubauer of Elgin, Eric (Mary) Theissing of Cortland, Illinois and Marcus Theising of St. Charles, Illinois; seven great-grandchildren; a brother Elmer Leetzow of Mountain Home Arkansas; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Stout-Madison Funeral Home, Elgin. Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park, Elgin.
[Elgin Daily Courier News, August 6, 1994, submitted by Source #18]


LOUIE LEETZOW

Louie Leetzow of Elgin died at the St. Joseph Hospital at 7:45 o'clock last night following a short illness. He was born in Hampshire Illinois June 18, 1870, and had resided in this city for the past 29 years. He was employed for many years by Gus Helper, a local cement contractor. He was a member of the Elgin Turnverein. He is survived by two daughters Mrs. Adolph Petersdorf and Mrs. A. Landwehr of Elgin; four brothers, Charles, Emil, and William Leetzow of Elgin, and Frank Leetzow of Bowes Station; six sisters, Mrs. Henry Weideman and Mrs. August Frank of Elgin, Mrs. Anna Munger of Hasley Oregon, Mrs. August Kramke of Plato Center, Misses Tillie and Rose Leetzow of Detroit Michigan, and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Wait-Ross-Allanson funeral Church. Rev. I. L. Schweitzer officiating. Burial will be in the Plato Center Cemetery.
[Elgin Daily Courier News, November 7, 1929 p. 3, submitted by Source #18]



SERENA L. PETERSDORF

Serena L. Petersdorf, 95, died Monday August 31, 1998 at Hoffman Estates Medical Center. She was born January 11, 1903 in Wasco, Illinois, the daughter of Louis and Emma Miller Leetzow. She had been a homemaker, and was a 44 year member of the Elgin "Watch City" VFW post #1307 Auxiliary. Survivors include a son, Robert (Alice) Petersdorf of Elgin; seven daughters, Marie (James) Millmaker of Elgin, Serena R. Petersdorf of South Elgin, Laura Miller of Carpentersville, Lois Selpien of Bensenville, Ruth Weed of Florida, Carol (Edward) Brant of Elgin and Barbara (Billy) Hayes of Elgin; numerous grandchildren; great grandchildren and great great-grandchildren; and four nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Adolph Petersdorf whom she married in 1921 and who preceded her in 1966; three sons, Harold, Billy, and Marvin Petersdorf, and a daughter, Irene Selpien. Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. Saturday, at the Wait-Ross-Allanson Funeral Chapel, 51 Center St. Elgin with the Rev. Dale Kleinschmidt officiating. Burial will be in the Bartlett Cemetery. [
Elgin Courier News, Monday August 31, 1998, Hoffman Estates, IL - submitted by Source #18]


ADOLPH H. PETERSDORF

Adolph H. Petersdorf, 77, of 273 N. Spring St. died Wednesday evening in St. Joseph Hospital following a brief illness. He was born August 21, 1889, in Schaumburg, son of the late Adolph and Frieda (Hopp) Petersdorf, and with the exception of the time he served with the U. S. Army in World War I, had always lived in the area. He was a member of the First Evangelical United Brethren Church of Elgin and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Watch City Post 1307. Surviving are the widow, Serena Leetzow Petersdorf; two sons, Marvin of South Elgin and Robert of Elgin; eight daughters, Mrs. Robert (Marie) Morey and Serena, both of Elgin, and Carol at home, Mrs. Richard (Irene) Selpien and Mrs. Billy (Barbara) Hayes, both of Carpentersville, Mrs. Wilbur (Laura) Miller of Meadowdale, Mrs. Edward (Lois) Selpien of Dundee and Mrs. Richard (Ruth) Weed of Florida; 25 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Leetzow and Mrs. Augusta Koehn, both of Elgin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two children in infancy, a brother August, and by a sister, Mrs. Sophia Leetzow. Services will be held at 1:30 Monday in the Wait-Ross-Allanson Funeral Home, Elgin with the Rev. E. W. Henninger officiating. Burial will be in the Bartlett Cemetery.
[Daily Courier News, October 26, 1966, Elgin - submitted by Source #18]



MARVIN PETERSDORF

Marvin Petersdorf, 73, of South Elgin, died Monday January 16, in Sherman Hospital, Elgin. He was born August 4, 1921, the son of Adolph and Serena Petersdorf. He was a member of the Marine Corps Legion. Survivors include his mother, Serena Petersdorf of Elgin; a daughter, Patricia (Vadal) Serna of South Elgin; four grandchildren, Joshua, Brendan, Kevin and Brittney; a brother Robert (Alice) Petersdorf of Elgin; and seven sisters, Marie (James) Millmaker of Elgin; Serena Petersdorf of Elgin, Laura Miller of Carpentersville, Lois Selpien of Bensonville, Ruth Wed (Weed) of Ocala, Fla. Barbara (Billy) Hayes of Elgin and Carol O'Malley of Elgin. He was preceded in death by his father; his wife Veronica; two brothers, Harold and Will; and a sister Irene. Funeral services will be 11 a. m. Friday at Schmidt-Madison Funeral Home. Burial will be in River Valley Memorial Gardens, West Dundee.
[Elgin Courier News, Wednesday, January 18, 1995, South Elgin, IL. submitted by Source #18]


VERONICA PETERSDORF

Veronica M. Petersdorf, 66, of South Elgin, died Sunday, December 13, at St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin. She was born February 16, 1921, in Missouri, the daughter of Harold and Mae Carrol Andersen. She was a lifelong Elgin area resident. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Elgin and a member of Elgin VFW Auxiliary Post 1307. Surviving are her husband, Marvin of South Elgin; a daughter, Patricia (Vidal) Serna of South Elgin; two grandsons, Joshua and Brendan of South Elgin; a brother, Richard Andersen of Elgin. She was preceded in death by her parents. Services will be 2:30 p. m. in Schmidt-Madison Funeral Home, Elgin, the Rev. Michael Morrissey officiating. Burial will be in River Valley Memorial Gardens, West Dundee.
[Elgin Daily Courier News, 12-14-1987, South Elgin. submitted by Source #18]



ROBERT H. MOREY

Robert H. Morey, 50, of 815 Washburn Street, Elgin, died unexpectedly Tuesday at work near Waukegan. Born January 22, 1919, Springfield, Mass., he came to Elgin in 1920. He was employed as a truck driver for the State of Illinois, was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose of Elgin, and was in Teamsters Union, Local 330. Surviving are the widow, Marie; two daughters, Mrs. Marvel M. Paar of Elgin and Marleen Pawlowic, of Carpentersville; two sons, Thomas R. of Elgin and Arthur J. with the U. S. Army in Vietnam; two sisters, Mrs. Frances Pryor of Tacoma, Washington, and Mrs. Ethel Mae Kohen of Elgin; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be at 1:30 Friday, in the Schmidt Funeral Home, with Rev. James King, pastor of the Wesley United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery, West Dundee.
[Elgin Courier News, Wednesday September 10, 1969, - submitted by Source #18]



SERENA PETERSDORF

Serena Petersdorf, 76, of Elgin, died Thursday December 30, 1999 in Sherman Hospital. She was born December 19, 1923 in Elgin, the daughter of Adolph and Serena Petersdorf. She was a resident of Elgin all her life and had been employed by Hawley Products for many years and Joseph Spiees Company before retiring. She was a member of the VFW Women's Auxiliary. Survivors include a brother, Robert (Alice) Petersdorf of Elgin; six sisters, Marie (Jim) Millmaker of Elgin, Laura Miller of Carpentersville, Lois Caluzinski of Bensonville, Ruth Weed of Ocala, Florida, Barbara (Billy) Hayes and Carol (Ed) Bryant of Elgin; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Irene Selpien; a brother, Marvin Petersdorf; and two brothers in infancy. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Laird Funeral Home in Elgin with the Rev. Steve Kottke officiating Burial will be private.
[The Courier News, Saturday January 1, 2000 - submitted by Source #18]


IRENE SELPIEN

Irene Selpien, 61, of Carpentersville died Thursday, January 28, in her home. She was born September 6, 1926, in Elgin, the daughter of Adolph and Serena Leetzow Petersdorf. She lived in the Elgin area all her life and was a member of the Dundee VFW Auxiliary.

Surviving are her husband, Richard; two daughters; Julia Hoffman of Carpentersville and Gail (Ray) Hammel of Lake in the Hills; four sons, Dana (Catherine) of Elgin, Rickey (Katherine) of South Elgin, Kinney (Laurie) and Donald, both of Carpentersville; her mother Serena; seven sisters, Lois Calusinski of Bensenville, Laura Miller of Carpentersville, Ruth Weed of Florida, Barbara Hayes, Marie Millmaker, Serena Petersdorf and Carol O'malley all of Elgin; two brothers, Marvin of South Elgin and Robert Petersdorf of Elgin; and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, a son, two brothers and a grandson. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Schmidt-Madison Funeral Home, Elgin, the Rev. Robert Ruse officiating. Burial will be in the Dundee Township Cemetery East.
Pallbearers: her brothers, Marvin Petersdorf, Robert Petersdorf, her sons Dana, Rickey, Kinney, and Donald Selpien. [Courier News, January 30, 1988, Elgin IL.- submitted by Source #18]



WILBERT MILLER

Wilbert G. Miller, 54, of 154 Austin Avenue, Carpentersville, died Monday in Sherman Hospital, Elgin. He was born January 24, 1927, in Elgin, the son of William and Hedwig Eichstadt Miller. He had lived in Carpentersville the past 27 years. He had been employed by the Elgin Fruit and Produce Company for 30 years and was employed by Fox River foods in Montgomery. Surviving are his wife Laura; two sons, Gordon R. of Silver Springs Shores, Florida, and John at home; and a sister, Mrs. Robert (Irene) Borens of Elgin. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Schmidt Funeral Home, Elgin, the Rev. Dr. Willis A. Reed officiating. Burial will be in Lake Street Memorial Park Cemetery. Military services will be conducted by VFW Post 1307.
[Elgin Courier News, Wednesday September 16, 1981, Carpentersville - submitted by Source #18]


JAMES O'MALLEY

James T. O'Malley, 40 of 137 S. State Street, Elgin died Saturday in the Veterans Administration Hospital at Himes. He was born April 30, 1942, in Elgin, the son of William S. and Frances Anthony O'Malley. He had been employed by Standard Pharmacal of Elgin in its shipping and receiving department. He was an Army veteran and past commander of the Elgin American Legion Post 57. Surviving are his wife, Carol Petersdorf O'Malley; his mother of Elgin, and a half sister, Mrs. Morris (Elgin) Munch of Elgin. He was preceded in death by his father, in 1974, and half brother, William G. O'Malley. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Wait-Ross-Allanson Funeral Chapel, Elgin, the Rev. Willis A. Reed officiating. Burial will be in the Lakewood Memorial Park, Elgin.
[Elgin Courier News, Tuesday April 26, 1983 p.13.- submitted by Source #18]



LAURA LANDWER

Laura L. Landwer, 75, of Elgin died Friday, December 25, in Americana Healthcare Center, Elgin. She was born December 1, 1912, in Elgin the daughter of Louis and Emma Leetcow (Leetzow). She lived in Elgin most of her life and was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church of Elgin. Surviving are four sons, Kenneth (Ruth) Landwer and Ronald (Carol) Landwer, both of Wisconsin, and David (Jean) Landwer and Dale (Betty) Landwer, both of Elgin; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Alvin, in 1974; a son Robert; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Schmidt-Madison Funeral Home, Elgin, the Rev. Thomas Niermann officiating. Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park Cemetery Elgin.
[Daily Courier News, December 28, 1987, Elgin - - submitted by Source #18]]



ALVIN H. LANDWER

Alvin H. Landwer, 63, of 323 Wellington Ave. Elgin, died Monday in Sherman Hospital. He was born March 7, 1910 in New Ulm, Minn. the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Landwer. He had made his home in Elgin most of his life and was a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Elgin. Mr. Landwer was formerly employed by Kerber Packing Company for 20 years and for the past year by Morgan's Flowers, Inc. Surviving are the widow, Laura; four sons, Kenneth, and Ronald, both of Junction City Wis. David of Algonquin and Dale of Elgin; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son Robert; his parents, and two Brothers. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Schmidt Funeral Home. Rev Robert Jaeger, pastor of St. John Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in Lake Street Memorial Park Cemetery.
[Daily Elgin Courier News, Tuesday Feb 19, 1974, p.11 - - submitted by Source #18]



WILLIAM F. LEETZOW

Funeral services for William F. Leetzow, 362 Hubbard Avenue, who died Thursday at the Resthaven Sanitarium following a two-year illness, will be held at 2:30 Saturday afternoon in the Stout Funeral Home, the Rev. John F. Schaefer, pastor of First Evangelical United Brethren Church officiating. Burial will be in the Bluff City Cemetery. Surviving besides the widow, Mollie, are a daughter, Mrs. William (Helen) Todd of Elgin and Milton W. Leetzow of Fontana California; two grandsons, two great-grandchildren; four stepchildren, Mrs. Henry (Alma) Quandt, Mrs. Walter (Ruby) Monroe, Arthur and Harold Kauke, all of Elgin; and four sisters, Mrs. Minnie Wiedeman of Rose Creek, Minnesota, Mrs Lizzie Kramka of Plato Township, Mrs. Emma Frank of Michigan and Mrs. Annie Mounger of Mapleton Oregon.
[Elgin Daily Courier News, March 23, 1950, Elgin. - submitted by Source #18]


MRS. OTELIA LEETZOW

Funeral services for Mrs. Otelia Leetzow will be held Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the late home at 362 Hubbard Street, and at 2 o'clock from Wait-Ross-Allanson funeral church. The Rev. Revin L. Schweitzer will officiate. [
Elgin Daily News, Friday October 5 1923 - submitted by Source #18]



WILLIAM HUGH TODD

William Hugh Todd, 92 of Elgin died Friday, August 5, in St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin. He was born May 6, 1902 in Elgin, the son of Hugh and Martha Schmidt Todd. He was a resident of Elgin all his life and was employed by Burnidge Brithers before retiring. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church of Elgin and the Lodge No. 117 A. F. & A. M. Survivors include his wife, Helen Leetzow Todd; a sister Alice Todd Burnidge of Elgin; a niece, Lois Ann (Richard) Soule; and four nephews Walter James (Roberta) Burnidge, Sidney Bruce (Shirley) Burnidge, Charles Hugh (Nancy) Burnidge and John Todd (Pat) Burnidge. He was preceded in death by his parents. Private graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday the Rev. Donald Keck officiating. Burial will be in Bluff City Cemetery in Elgin.
Elgin Courier News, Saturday August 6, 1994 A,2, Elgin.submitted by Source #18]


MOLLIE LEETZOW

Mollie Leetzow, 94, of 362 Hubbard St., Elgin, died Monday in Olivette Nursing Home, Elgin. She was born February 12, 1887, in Palatine, the daughter of Adolph and Frieda Petersdorf. She had lived in Elgin for the past 60 years. She was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church of Elgin. Surviving are two daughters, Alma Quandt, of Elgin and Ruby Richards of Tucson, Arizona; two sons, Harold Kauke of Elgin and Arthur Kauke of Richmond; a sister Augusta Koehn of Elgin; eight grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Leetzow, two sons, a sister, two brothers, a grandson and a great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Stout Funeral Home, Elgin, the Rev. Dale Kleinschmidt officiating. Burial will be in the Bartlett Cemetery.
[Daily Courier News, Tuesday February 2, 1982 P. 9, Elgin. - submitted by Source #18]



HENRY A. WEIDEMAN

Henry A. Weideman, 162 Summit Street, died at 6:15 this morning at Sherman Hospital, following a lingering illness. He was born on August 9, 1870, in Germany, coming to the United States at age 17. He was married to Minnie Leetzow in this city, on March 17, 1897. They lived in and near Hampshire until 1902 when they moved to Genoa, where Mr. Weiderman was employed at Leich Electric Company. In 1920 Mr. Weiderman and family came to Elgin, where he has since resided. He was employed at Woodruff & Edwards Inc. for 13 years, when ill health forced him to retire in 1934. Surviving him are the widow, Minnie; a daughter Helen (Mrs. Harold Dralle) of Rose Creek, Min., Edward Welderman of Oak Park, and two grandchildren David and Nancy Dralle; a brother Edward of Woodstock. He was preceded in death by a brother, Julius Welderman in 1901. Mr. Welderman had been a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge for the past 38 years. Funeral services will be at 2 from the Wait-Ross-Allanson funeral church. Internment will be in the Bluff City Cemetery.
- [Elgin Courier News, June 30, 1941 - submitted by Source #18]


FRANK LEETZOW

Frank Leetzow, 56 years old a farmer for more than 30 years in the Hampshire and Bowes Station area, died last night at his home at Bowes Station, following a long illness. He was born in Hampshire on December 24, 1880. Besides the widow, Emma Leetzow, he is survived by a daughter Mrs. Myrtle Stowell of Elgin; two sons Elmer Leetzow of Elgin and Leonard Leetzow of Bowes Station; a stepson, Charles Davis of Elgin; two brothers, Emil and William Leetzow of Elgin; six sisters, Mrs. Henry Welderman of Elgin, Mrs. Lizzie Kramka of Plato Center, Mrs. Anna Munger of Oregon State and Mrs. Emma Frank, Mrs. Lillie Gilliespsle, and Mrs. Rose Edwards all of Detroit, Michigan. There are six grandchildren. The funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 from the Wolff Funeral Home, with Rev. William Rest, pastor of St. Paul's Evangelical Church officiating. Burial will be in the Bluff City Cemetery.
[unknown paper, Monday December 13, 1937- submitted by Source #18]


LENA LEETZOW

Lena, fourteen months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Lietzow, living on the George Blazier farm, was scalded to death by the overturning of a coffee pot last Sunday morning. The child suffered untold agonies for 35 hours until Monday night, when death came to its relief. The funeral occurred at the house Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.
[Hampshire Register, September 11, 1890- submitted by Source #18]



William J. Miller
ELGINITE DIES AFTER EXERTION

Exertion of loading his truck with merchandise just purchased at an auction is believed to have resulted in William J. Miller, 66, of 629 Slade Avenue, suffering a fatal heart attack Saturday. Miller had been assisted by A. C. Dunning, auctioneer, of 408 Dundee Avenue. Dunning told police Miller was preparing to enter his truck and leave the auction site when he collapsed and slumped to the ground. Dunning called a fire department resuscitator to the scene. Police and a doctor also responded. Miller was already dead, however, and efforts to revive him were futile. The body was taken to the Schmidt Funeral Home.
[Elgin Courier News, Monday March 11, 1963 p.2, - submitted by Source #18]


William J. Miller, 68, of 629 Slade Avenue, who operated his own buying and selling business, died unexpectedly Saturday afternoon. He was born October 14, 1894, in Gibbons, Minnesota, and moved to Elgin some 46 years ago. He was a veteran of World War I having served with the U. S. Army Medical Corps. Survivors are the widow, Hedwig Eichstadt Miller; one son; Wilbur G. Miller, Carpentersville; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Irene) Borens, Elgin; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 1:30 Wednesday at the Schmidt Funeral Home, the Rev. I. H. M. Rognlie, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Lake Street Memorial Park Cemetery.


HEDWIG A. MILLER

Hedwig A. Miller, 89, of 683 Columbia Avenue, a resident of Elgin for 50 years, died Wednesday in Sherman Hospital. She was born July 5, 1889 in Germany, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Eickstadt. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Elgin. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Irene) Boren of Elgin; one son, Wilbert G. Miller of Lake Marion; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Thews and Mrs. Edi Burro, both of Germany; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband William J. Miller in 1963; a brother and five sisters. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home with Rev. Robert F. Jaeger officiating. Burial will be in Lake Street Memorial Park Cemetery Elgin.
[Elgin Courier News, Thursday, September 21, 1978, Elgin - submitted by Source #18]



Martin H. J. Selpien

Martin H. J. Selpien, a German, who resided on the William Thompson farm with his step-son, met with a terrible death Saturday. He was crippled and had taken a team to get a load of soil. as he was returning with the load he drove a sidling piece of ground, a whiffletree broke and the wagon overturned, burying the unfortunate man under the soil and the weight of the wagon preventing his moving. An hour later his son went out in search of him and found him under the load of dirt dead. Dr. Petersen was called and stated that the man had been dead an hour when found. He was 49 years of age and leaves a wife and two step children. No inquest was held. The funeral was held from the Lutheran church on Tuesday.
- [Elgin Weekly Courier, Saturday May 17, 1890 - submitted by Source #18]

A farmer named Chas. (Martin) Selpien living a mile and a half west of town was found dead last Saturday, buried under a load of dirt. It seems that he had been hauling some black dirt onto his farm, was going along a side hill with an extra heavy load. A part of the harness or wagon gave way, throwing the whole business over. Death must have been instantaneous as his neck was broken when the body was picked up. The body was covered with dirt. Mr. Selpien was about 47 years old and has lived with his son west of here for some time.
[Elgin Advocate (under Dundee), 5-17-1890, Dundee - submitted by Source #18]

BURIED ALIVE

A German farmer named Martin H. Selpien who lived on the William Thompson place with his step-son met a terrible accident Saturday by which he lost his life. He was a cripple and was engaged in hauling soil and driving over a side hill. the load tipped over, burying him completely. A short time after his son found him and appearances indicated that death had not occurred without a severe struggle. Mr. Selpien was 49 years old and leaves a wife and two step-children. Dr. Peterson was called and stated that the man had been dead an hour when found. Funeral from the Lutheran Church Tuesday.
Dundee Hawkeye, Friday May 6, 1890, Dundee Il. - submitted by Source #18]



WILLIAM SELPIEN

William Selpien, 529 North Crystal street, died in Sherman Hospital at 11 o'clock last night following a short illness. He was born in Mecklanburg, Schwerlen, Germany, August 20, 1863, and came to this country forty-three years ago. The past four and one-half years he had resided in this city, removing to Elgin from Dundee. He was employed at the Illinois Watch Case company and was a member of the Elgin Turners.

Besides the widow, Minnie, he is survived by ten children, Mrs. William Hintz, Henry, Louis, Walter. Otto, Martin, Albert, Arthur, Frank and Alvin; one sister, Mrs. Fred Kroeplin, and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, August 20, at 1:30 o'clock from the Wait-Ross-Allanson funeral church, and at 2 o'clock from the St. Paul's Evangelical church. Internment will be in the East Dundee cemetery.
[Elgin Courier, August 18, 1927 P. 3 C. 7 - submitted by Source #18]


MRS. MINNIE SELPIEN

Mrs. Minnie Selpien, widow of William Selpien, died last evening at 11:15 at her home, 539 N. Crystal St. She was born in Germany on November 13, 1868. When four years old she came to America and directly to Dundee. For the last 10 years she had made her home in Elgin. She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Church, the Women's Union of the Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Elgin Turnverein.

Surviving are nine children, Mrs. William Hintz, Henry, Louis, Walter, Otto, Arthur, Albert, Frank, and Martin Selpien of Elgin; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Lang and Mrs. Emma Wendt, one brother Fred Gloede of Dundee and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 from the Wait-Ross-Allanson Funeral Church and at 2 from the St. Paul's Evangelical Church with the Rev. William Rest officiating. Burial will be in the East Dundee Cemetery.
[Elgin Daily Courier News, March 30, 1935 - submitted by Source #18]


HENRY T. SELPIEN

Henry T. Selpien, 75, of 391 N. State St. died Thursday at Sherman Hospital following a brief illness. He was born September 12, 1888 in Dundee. In recent years he was employed by Elgin Machine Works and formerly by Woodruff and Edwards.

Survivors include the widow, Mary Violette; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Karen) Brown of Elgin; a step-son, Edwin Anderson of Elgin; two granddaughters; a sister, Mrs. Louise Hintz of Elgin, and two brothers, Arthur and Martin, both of Elgin. Funeral services will be at 3 Monday at Stout Funeral Home, the Rev. Dr. Willis A. Reed, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the East Dundee Cemetery.
[Elgin Daily Courier News, June 8, 1964, Elgin IL. - submitted by Source #18]


JOHN BAUMGARTNER

John Baumgartner, 78 year old died in Sherman Hospital last night. He was born in Switzerland on August 12, 1860 and came to this country in 1907. Mr. Baumgartner operated farms in the Elgin area for 20 years retiring in 1927. Besides the widow Mrs. Rosetta Baumgartner, five sons, Earnest, Godfried and Warner of Elgin, Fred of Lake Forest and John of California, nine daughters, Mrs. Rose Serdar, Mrs. Martha Nelson, Mrs. Mary Madsen, Mrs. Lena Gierens, and Miss Hattie Baumgartner all of Elgin, Mrs. Bertha Sutter of Switzerland, Mrs. Emma Schuetz of Glenco and Mrs. Frieda Leonard of California. There is also a brother and three sisters residing in Switzerland. A daughter Mrs. Louise Stambezze died in 1912.
[Elgin Daily Courier, April 25, 1939. - submitted by Source #18]



MRS. LOUISE F. HINTZ

Mrs. Louise F. Hintz, 85, of 310 Kimbrough Road, Clarksville, Tenn., formerly of Elgin, died Saturday in General Care Convalescent Home, Clarksville. She was born May 6, 1887, in Dundee IL. Prior to moving to Clarksville seven years ago, she had made her home in Elgin. She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church, Clarksville. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ray (Florence) Lange of Clarksville; one brother, Martin Selpien of South Elgin; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William and one son Harold. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Schmidt Funeral Home, Elgin, the Rev. E.T. Grotelueschen, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, Elgin, officiating. Burial will be in Dundee Township Cemetery, East. [
Daily Courier News, Monday January 29, 1974 p. 23 c. 4, Clarksville, Tenn. - submitted by Source #18]



ELGINITE KILLED IN CRASH AS AUTO SKIDS, HITS TREE

WILLIAM T. HINTZ PASSENGER IN WRECKED CAR

Pinned in the wreckage when the automobile in which he was riding skidded off of the highway on U. S. route 14 and crashed into a tree in front of the Dundee Community High School about 5 Sunday afternoon. William T. Hintz, 52 years old, 545 N. Crystal Street, received injuries which caused his death while en route to St. Joseph's Hospital.

Arnold Myers, 38 years old driver of the automobile, received three fractured ribs, a fractured knee, bruises and shock but was reported resting comfortably this morning by attending physicians at Sherman Hospital. Myers and Hintz had driven to Cary yesterday afternoon to inspect the site where the ski meet is to be held next Sunday. They were en route back to Elgin when the accident occured. Myers was driving south on the highway when his car skidded out of control on the snow-covered pavement and crashed into the tree
.

VICTIM PINNED IN WRECKAGE

The automobile was almost demolished in the crash. Hintz was pinned in the debris and Dundee police had difficulty in freeing his body. State police were notified and Patrolmen A. S. Galvin and O.O. Olson, investigated. Wolff's ambulance also was sent to the accident. Hintz was placed in the ambulance and rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital, but Vernon Wolff said that he died en route. He received a crushing injury to the chest, bruises and lacerations. Coroner L. Victor Perterson was notified and he scheduled to hold an inquest this afternoon at the Wolff Funeral chapel. Mrs. Louise Hintz, the widow, who was waiting for the two men to return home, was prostrated with grief when informed of the tragedy by Mr. Wolff. Myers roomed at the Hintz residence.

ELGIN RESIDENT 27 YEARS

Mr. Hintz was born in Algonquin, June 5, 1885 and had been a resident of Elgin for the past 27 years. He had been employed for several years in the pipe fitting department of the Elgin National Watch Company. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran church and the Dundee Home Protection Association. Besides the widow, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Florence Lang of Joliet; a son, Harold Hintz; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Christ Hintz; three sisters, Mrs. Benjamin Weightman, Mrs. Joseph Fairchild and Mrs. Charles Pierce, all of Elgin; a brother Otto Hintz of Barrington.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon at the Wolff Funeral Chapel and at 2 at St. John's Lutheran Church. The Rev. William J. Kowert, pastor will officiate, and burial will be in the East Dundee Cemetery.
[ Elgin Daily Courier News, Monday January 10, 1935 Front page. - submitted by Source #18]


LOUIS R. SELPIEN

Louis R. Selpien, 62, of 535 Wellington Ave., died early this morning at his home after a lingering illness. He was born in Dundee and lived in Elgin for the last 35 years. He was a former employee of Shurtleff & Co.

Surviving besides his widow, Mabel; are two sons, Richard and Edward of Elgin; three brothers, Henry, Arthur, and Martin, all of Elgin; a sister, Mrs. Louise Hintz of Elgin and six grandchildren. The Rev. John F. Schaefer, pastor of First Evangelical United Brethren church will officiate services at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Bergan-Wolff funeral home. Burial will be in the East Dundee Cemetery. [
Elgin Daily Courier News, 3-18-1955, Elgin IL. - submitted by Source #18]


MABEL SELPIEN

Mabel Selpien, 86, of Elgin died Wednesday, March 8, in St. Joseph Hospital Elgin. She was born March 20, 1902, in Hampshire, the daughter of George and Mary Hermann Bauman. She had lived in the Elgin area all her life.

Surviving are two sons, Richard of Carpentersville and Edward (Eva) of Elgin; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; two brothers, Roy Bauman of Hampshire and Albert of Elgin; and a sister Florence Selpien of Elgin. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Louis in 1954; five sisters; two brothers; a daughter-in-law, Irene; a grandson; and one great-grandson. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Schmidt-Madison Funeral home, Elgin, the Rev. Robert Ruse officiating. Burial will be in the Dundee Township Cemetery East, East Dundee. [
Elgin Courier News, Wednesday March 8, 1989, Elgin. - submitted by Source #18]



MRS. MARGARET SELPIEN

Mrs. Margaret Selpien, 35, of 539 N. Crystal St., an employee of Haeger Potteries and a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church, died at St. Joseph's Hospital at 11:30 last night. She was born in Pingree Grove, March 17, 1915 and had lived in the vicinity all of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter, in 1948. She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Violette Filson of Pinerville, Oregon, Mrs. Emily Trebes of Dundee and Mrs. Betty Cadwalter of Elgin. Funeral services will be from Wolff Funeral home at 2 Friday afternoon with Rev. Elmer Grotelueschen officiating. Burial will be in the East Dundee Cemetery. Elgin Daily Courier News, 6-13-1950, Elgin IL.
- submitted by Source #18]


OTTO WILLIAM SELPIEN

Otto William Selpien, 49, of 539 N. Crystal St., died Tuesday evening following a brief illness. He was born August 9, 1900 (1898) in Dundee and resided in this community all of his life. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Louise Hintz of Elgin; four brothers, Henry, Louis, Arthur and Martin Selpien, all of Elgin. Services will be held at Stout Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Friday, the Rev. A. E. McKenny pastor of the First Baptist church officiating. Burial will be in the East Dundee Cemetery.
[Elgin Daily Courier News, Thursday January 5, 1950 p.2, Elgin IL. - submitted by Source #18]



ALBERT SELPIEN

Albert Selpien, 42 years old, of 539 N. Crystal Ave., died Saturday in the Springbrook Sanitarium, near Aurora, following a long illness. He was born in Dundee, on January 7, 1900, and had always made his home in this vicinity. For a 15 year period he was employed by Woodruff and Edwards Inc. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Louise Hintz, and seven brothers, Henry, Louis, Walter, Otto, Arthur, Frank, and Martin Selpien, all of Elgin. Services will be conducted Tuesday, afternoon at 2 from Wolff funeral home, with Rev. William L. R-st, pastor of St. Paul's Evangelical Church officiating. Burial will be in the East Dundee Cemetery.
[Courier News, Monday, January 19, 1900 page 9. - submitted by Source #18]


ARTHUR E. SELPIEN

Arthur E. Selpien, 62, was found dead Wednesday in his home at the foot of Kimball Street. Coroner L. Victor Peterson will conduct an inquiry. He was employed as a laborer by Charles Flora and Sons, plasterers. The son of Herman (William) and Minnie Gloede Selpien, he was born in Dundee February 8, 1902. His wife and several brothers and sisters preceded him in death. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Deloris Bierman, Mrs. Betty Massine and Loraine Quandt; two sons Robert and Raymond, all of Elgin; a brother, Martin Selpien, and a sister Elizabeth Hintz. The Rev. Edwin J. Hoefer pastor of St. Paul United Church of Christ, will officiate at services at 1:30 Friday in the Reber Mortuary. Burial will be in Bluff City Cemetery.
[Elgin Courier News, Thursday October 21, 1965 p.15, Elgin - submitted by Source #18]


MRS. HELEN SELPIEN

Mrs. Helen Selpien, 51 wife of Arthur Selpien, 618 Oakdale Ave. died unexpectedly this morning at St. Joseph Hospital where she had been a patient 10 days following surgery. She was born in Dundee and lived in this city most of her life. For the last three years she was employed by the Quality Laundry and previously worked at the Illinois Watch Case Factory. Surviving besides the widower, are two sons, Robert and Raymond, both of Elgin; three daughters, Howard (Deloris) Bierman, Lorraine and Betty Lou all of Elgin; her mother Mrs. Mrs. Mary Baumann; two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Anderson and Mrs. Ella Heiden of Elgin; and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, William Baumann. The Rev. Edwin J. Hoefer, pastor of St. Paul's Evangelical & Reform Church will officiate at services at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Bergan-Wolff funeral home. Burial will be in Bluff City Cemetery.Elgin Courier News, Monday October 11, 1954, Elgin.


MARGIE COLLINS

Margie E. Selpien Collins, 57, of R.R.1, box 581, Cary died Thursday in the Fox Valley Nursing Center, South Elgin. She was born December 28, 1922, in Clinton IL., the daughter of Clinton and Pricilla Jones Burlingame, and employed by Illinois Tool Works of Elgin. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church of Elgin. Surviving are her husband, Tommy Collins; three daughters, Mrs. Terry (Mary Jo) Seirs, Mrs. Colin (Christine) Kramer, and Mrs. James (Debbie) Salisbury all of Elgin; a son Robert Selpien Jr. of Udina; two sisters, Ruby of Freeport and Jessie of New York; two brothers, Clarence of Freeport and Clinton of California, and a step-brother, William Ryan of Sterling. She was preceded in death by her parents and son James Selpien. Funeral services will be at 1p.m. Saturday in Laird Funeral Home Elgin, with the Rev. Phillip O'Neil officiating. Burial will be in Udina Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
[Elgin Courier News, Friday June 27, 1980, South Elgin. - submitted by Source #18]



ROBERT J. SELPIEN

Robert J. Selpien, 53, of Batavia, IL died Friday, January 7, 2000 in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. He was born September 21, 1946 in Elgin, the son of Robert W. and Margie Selpien. He was a painter in the area for many years. He was a member of the Painters Union Local 259.

Surviving include three children, Tracey (Joe) Cruice of New Jersey, Sarah and Casey Selpien of Batavia, IL.; two grandchildren, Joey and Jonathan Cruice; his father of Merrillan, Wisconsin; three sisters, Mary Jo (Terry) Siers of Elgin, Chris (Steve) Nelson of South Elgin and Debra (Jim) Salisbury of Sycamore, Il.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, in 1980; and a brother James R. Selpien in 1978. Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin with Rev. Sung Ja Moon officiating. Interment will be private. [Elgin Courier News, Monday January 10, 2000. -
submitted by Source #18]


JAMES SELPIEN

James R. Selpien, 22, of Route 1, box 581, Cary, formerly of Elgin, died Saturday in McHenry Hospital, from injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was born in Elgin February 6, 1954, the son of Robert and Margie Burlingame Selpien. Surviving are his parents; three sisters, Mrs. James (Deborah) Salisbury, Mrs. Colin (Christine) Kramer, and Mrs. Terry (Mary Jo) Siers, all of Elgin; one brother Robert J. of Elgin. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in the Stout Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Willis A. Reed, pastor of First Baptist Church of Elgin officiating. Burial will be in Bluff City Cemetery. [Elgin Daily Courier News, August 30, 1975, Cary. -
submitted by Source #18]



ARTHUR C. SELPIEN

Arthur C. Selpien, 18, of 555 Dundee ave., an Elgin war worker who was schedualed for induction into the armed service this month, died in Sherman Hospital today of a tetanus involement which follows a recent severe throat infection. The youth was born in Elgin on January 8, 1926, and had always resided in this city. He attended Elgin High School for two years and of recent months had been employed by Illinois Watch Case Company. Survivors are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Selpien of this city; two brothers, Seaman 1st. class Robert W. Selpien, USN, who is home on furlough from duty in South Pacific, and Raymond A. Selpien of Elgin; three sisters, Deloris, Lorraine, and Betty Lou Selpien all of this city, and the grandmother, Mrs. William Bauman of Elgin.

Services will be conducted Thursday, afternoon at 2 in the Wolff Funeral Home with the Rev. William L. Rest, pastor of St. Paul's Evangelical church, officiating. Burial will be in Bluff City Cemetery.
[Elgin Daily Courier News, Tuesday May 23, 1944, Elgin IL. - submitted by Source #18]


DONALD R. QUANDT

Donald R. Quandt, 60 of Elgin, died Tuesday, Feb. 7 in Sherman Hospital, Elgin. He was born March 19, 1934, in Elgin, the son of Henry and Alma Kauke Quandt. He had been a resident of Elgin all his life and was employed by the City of Elgin in the Public Water Department for 38 years. He was a graduate of the Elgin High School Class of 1954, member of the Epworth United Methodist Church, member of The Loyal Order of The Moose Lodge 799 of Elgin. He was an avid bowler for 35 years. Survivors include his wife, Pattie Dahn Quandt, whom he married Aug. 28, 1954; a daughter Branda Merwin of Elgin; a son Michael (Roberta) Quandt of St. Charles; five grandchildren, Lindsey and Brandley Quandt and Brian, Kevin and Jodi Merwin; his mother od Elgin; two brothers, Roger (Charlotte) Quandt of Elgin and Richard (Lorraine) Quandt of South Elgin; three sisters, Carol (Bud) Davis of Sandstone Minn., Mary (Rosco) Stelford of Hampshire and Linda (Spence) Scott of Elgin. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother Robert. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin, the Rev. Dr. Thomas Potenza officiating. Burial will be in the Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin.
[unknown newspaper, Tuesday February 7, 1994, Elgin Kane Co. IL - submitted by Source #18]



ALMA M. QUANDT

Alma M. Quandt, 91 of Elgin passed away Monday April 2, 2001 in Sherman Hospital, Elgin. She was born October 30, 1909 in Elgin and had been a resident of Elgin all her life. Survivors include three daughters, Carol (Bud) Davis of Sandstone, Minn., Mary (Roscoe) Stelford of Hampshire and Linda (Spence) Scott of Elgin; two sons, Roger (Charlotte) Quandt of Elgin and Richard (Lorraine) Quandt of South Elgin; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a sister Ruby (Lester) Richards of Aurora; and a daughter-in-law, Pat Quandt of Elgin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry H. Quandt in 1969; two sons, Donald and Robert Quandt; and two brothers, Harold and Art Kauke. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. Burial will be in Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin.
[Elgin Courier News, Tuesday April 3, 2001, Elgin. - submitted by Source #18]



ELAINE MARIE SELPIEN

Elaine Marie Selpien, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Selpien, died at the family home, 917 Logan avenue, at 8:30 o'clock last night. Private funeral services will be held 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the Wait-Ross-Allanson funeral parlor, the Rev. Armin G. Weng officiating, with burial in the East Dundee Cemetery.
[Elgin Daily Courier News, Tuesday May 3, 1932 p.3, Elgin.. - submitted by Source #18]



FRANK SELPIEN

Frank Selpien, 44, of 65 Cherry St., died Friday evening following a short illness. He was born in Dundee, in 1904 (April 7, 1903) and had resided in the Elgin vicinity for his entire lifetime. For 12 years he had been employed by the Muntz & Lea Company. Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Louise Hintz of Elgin and five brothers, Louis, Otto, Arthur, Henry, and Martin Selpien all of Elgin. His parents and four brothers preceded him in death.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Wolff Funeral Home, the Rev. Ingolf H. M. Roglie, pastor of Zion Evangelical Lutheran church officiating. Burial will be in the East Dundee Cemetery.Elgin Daily Courier News, Monday January 3, 1949 p.2, Elgin Il.



ALVIN J. SELPIEN

Alvin J. Selpien, 539 North Crystal street, died yesterday noon following a short illness. He was born in Dundee, January 19, 1905, and for the last nine years had resided in Elgin. Mr. Selpien was an upholsterer by occupation and for several years had been employed st the Leath and Company plant.

Surviving him are his mother, Mrs. Minnie Selpien; one sister, Mrs. William Hintz, and eight brothers, Henry, Walter, Louie, Albert, Otto, Arthur, Frank and Martin Selpien, all of Elgin. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday afternoon at 1:45 o'clock from the Wait-Ross-Allanson chapel and at 2 o'clock from St. Paul's Evangelical church, Rev. Theodore F. Bierbaum officiating, with burial in the East Dundee Cemetery.
[Elgin Daily Courier News, Friday, December 11, 1931, Elgin IL. - submitted by Source #18]


Henry Gloede

The funeral for Henry Gloede, who died yesterday morning, will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Schumacher, 327 Geneva Street and at the Immanuel Church at 2 o'clock. The Rev. E. A. Brauer pastor of Immanuel Church will conduct the service. Burial will be in the West side cemetery.
[Elgin Daily Courier, Friday, February 1, 1924, Dundee IL. - submitted by Source #18]

Funeral services of Henry GLODE (Gloede) who died Thursday morning will be held tomorow at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Schumacher of Geneva street, at 1:30 o'clock and at 2 o'clock at the Immanuel Church, the Rev. E. A. Brauer conducting the service. Burial will be at the West Dundee Cemetery
[Elgin Daily Courier, February 2, 1924 - submitted by Source #18]


MRS. HENRY GLOEDE

Mrs. Henry Groede (Gloede) who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Range (LANGE) in Carpentersville on Tuesday March 1 after an illness of several years, will be buried on Sunday. She was seventy-seven years and six months old. She was born in Germany and came to this country with her husband in 1872, taking residence in Hampshire soon after. She is survived by her husband and six children, Mrs. Minnie Selpin, (Selpien) of Elgin, Mrs. Sophia Schumacher, Mrs. Emma Wendt, Fred Groede and Frank Groede of Dundee.

Funeral services will be from the home of Mrs. Frank Edward Range (LANGE) Western Avenue Carpentersville and from Emanuel (Immanuel) Church Sunday at 1:30 o'clock. Burial will be in the West Side Cemetery.
[Elgin Daily News, Saturday, March 3, 1923, Dundee - submitted by Source #18]


FRED T. GLOEDE

Funeral services for Fred T. Gloede, 70 years old, former West Dundee business man who died in his home, 227 Second Street Eaast Dundee, last evening following an illness of several weeks, will be held Saturday at 1:30 from the home to Immanuel Lutheran Church at 2. The Rev. E.H. H. Gade will officiate and burial will be in the West Dundee Cemetery.
[Daily Courier News, October 24, 1940, Dundee - submitted by Source #18]


FRIEDA GLOEDE

Mrs. Frieda J. Gloede, 90, widow of Fred Gloede, who resided at 227 Second Street, East Dundee, died Thursday after an extended illness at the Bowes Nursing Home. Born November 10, 1873 in Chicago, she was a lifelong resident in the Dundee-Carpentersville area.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Clara Miller of Huntley; Mrs. Flora Periet of Dundee and Mrs. Hilda Gloede of Dundee; two sons, Walter and Lester, both of Dundee; seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred in 1940. She was a lifelong member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Services will be at 1:30 Monday in the Miller Funeral Home, the Rev. Robert Kamphoefner officiating. Burial will be in the West Dundee Cemetery.
[Daily Courier News, Friday July 24, 1964, East Dundee - submitted by Source #18]



LESTER GLOEDE

Lester C. Gloede, 73, of East Dundee, died Wednesday, September 24, 1980, in his home. Born April 6, 1907, in Dundee, he was the son of Fred and Frieda Demin Gloede, and had lived in the area all of his life. He was a member of the Imanuel Lutheran Church of East Dundee.

Surviving are his wife, Mamie Bandt Gloede, two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Karen) Michalski of East Dundee and Mrs. Roger (Barbara) Christopherson of West Dundee, two sister, Flora Pertiet and Hilda Gloede, both of East Dundee, and six grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Phillip; a brother, Walter; and a sister Clara Miller. Services were held in the Miller Funeral Home, the Rev. Robert Kamphoefiner officiating. Burial will be in the Dundee Township Cemetery East.
[9-30-1980 - submitted by Source #18]


ROGER D. CHRISTOPHERSON

Roger D. "Chris" Christopherson, 57, of West Dundee, died Monday, October 7, in Sherman Hospital, Elgin. He was born September 5, 1939, in Austin, Minnesota. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was the owner and operator of Chris's Signs of East Dundee. He was a member of the North End Business Association, the Elgin Riverside Club, the Carpentersville Moose, the Cardunal Area Chamber of Commerce and the Zion Lutheran Church of Elgin. He was a U. S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Barbara J. Gloede Christopherson, whom he married on May 22, 1965; a daughter, Lori (Brett) Wilson of East Dundee; a son; Brian of West Dundee; a granddaughter Brittany; a grandson, Braden; his mother, Ella Christopherson of Elgin; a sister, Beverly (Jack) Helsdon of Fox Lake, Wisconsin; a brother Jerry (Linda) Christopherson of Carpentersville; and his mother-in-law, Mamie Gloede of East Dundee. He was preceded in death by his father, Noel Christopherson. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, West Dundee, the Rev. Richard Rieson officiating. Burial will be in the East Dundee Cemetery.
[Elgin Courier News, Tuesday October 8, 1996 pA2, West Dundee - submitted by Source #18]



PHILLIP GLOEDE

A skull fracture and internal injuries suffered Sunday night in an accident on highway 31 near highway 72, on the outskirts of West Dundee, caused a death early Christmas Day of Phillip G. Gloede, 23, of 209 Van Buren St., Dundee, in St. Joseph Hospital. Gloede's condition, critical from the outset, failed to respond to treatment. He was injured when he lost control of his car and it rolled 216 feet into a field. Deputies Jerry Lindberg and Nick Poss who investigated said they believe Gloede was hurled from the car as it atarted to roll and then was crushed beneath the machine.

Paul Mychalski, 21, also from Dundee, riding with Gloede escaped with cuts, bruises and shock and was able to leave the hospital after treatment. Gloede's body was taken to the Miller Funeral Home in Dundee, where coroner Peterson will conduct an inquest.
-- OBIT--
Phillip G. Gloede, 23, of 209 N. Van Buren St., East Dundee, died in St. Joseph Hospital early Wednesday morning after being injured an automoblie accident Sunday evening on highway 31 near highway 72. He was born in Dundee May 10, 1934, he had resided there all his life. He served four years in the Air Force, three of them in Japan, from where he returned last September.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Gloede; two sisters, Karen and Barbara J., both at home; and a grandmother, Mrs. Frieda Gloede, of Dundee. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Dundee. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Miller Funeral Home in Dundee with the Rev. E. H. Happel officiating. Burial will be in the East Dundee Cemetery.
[Elgin Daily Courier, 12-26-1957- submitted by Source #18]



WALTER GLOEDE

Walter H. Gloede, 65 of 608 South Second Street, died Friday March 7, in Sherman Hospital. He was born September 8, 1903 in Dundee, he was the son of the late Fred and Frieda Gloede. He lived in the area all of his life. On December 25, 1942 he married Maxine Lagerstrom in Dundee. He had been employed by Joseph Spiess Company, for the past 16 years and prior to that he operated the Gloede Grocery Store with his father and brother in Dundee.

Surviving are the widow, Maxine; a daughter, Marcy Ann at home, a student at Northern University; a brother, Lester C. of East Dundee and three sisters, Mrs. Clara Miller of Huntley, Mrs. Flora Pertiet of East Dundee and Hilda Gloede of East Dundee.

Preceded in death by his parents. Services were held Monday March 10, in the First Baptist church of Elgin with the Rev. Willis Reed officiating. Burial will be in Bluff City Cemetery.
[3-19-1969 - submitted by Source #18]


MAXINE L. GLOEDE

Maxine L. Gloede, 79, of West Dundee, died Thursday, April 21, 1994 in Sherman Westcourt, Elgin. She was born September 17, 1914, in West Dundee, the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Carlson) Lagerstrom. Mrs. Gloede was a lifelong resident of the Dundee area, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Elgin. She taught voice and piano in Dundee for more than 40 years. She was formerly a voice instructor at the Bethany Bible seminary and Sherwood Music School, both in Chicago. Mrs. Gloede was a soloist with the First Congregational Church of Oak Park for many years, and was a soloist with the Chicago Bach singers. She formerly was a many year choir director of the Grace United Methodist Church of West Dundee. Survivors include a daughter, Marcy A. Gloede of West Dundee. Mrs. Gloede was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Water H. Gloede in 1969.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the First Methodist Church 216 Highland Avenue in Elgin, with the Rev. Dr. Willis A. Reed officiating. Burial will be in the Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin. [
Daily Courier News, April 22, 1994, Dundee - submitted by Source #18]



HILDA GLOEDE

Hilda Gloede, 78, of East Dundee, died Saturday, April 6, in her home. She was born December 9, 1912, in East Dundee, the daughter of Fred and Fieda Demien Gloede. She was a lifelong resident of the area and a lifelong member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of East Dundee. She worked for many years in the family grocery store, Gloede's, and then was employed for many years by Elgin Paper Company, before retiring in 1977.

Surviving are five nieces, Karen (Paul) Michalski of East Dundee, Barbara (Roger) Christopher of West Dundee, Marcy Gloede of West Dundee, Marilynn Borhart of Huntley and Carol (David) Bahr of Burlington; a nephew, David (June) Miller of Monroe, Wisconsin, two sister-in-law, Maimie Gloede of East Dundee and Maxine Gloede of West Dundee; and many great and great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Walter and Lester; two sisters, Clara Miller and Flora Perteit. Funeral service was today in Miller Funeral Home, West Dundee, the Rev. Daniel M. Pfaffe officiating. Burial was in the West Dundee Cemetery, West Dundee.
[4-8-1991 - submitted by Source #18]


FLORA PERTIET

Flora V. Pertiet, 85, of East Dundee died Thursday, October 9, in Sherman Hospital, Elgin. She was born December 1, 1900, in East Dundee, the daughter of Fred and Frieda Demien Gloede. She had lived in the Dundee area all of her life and was a lifelong member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of East Dundee. Surviving are a sister, Hilda Gloede of East Dundee; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Pertiet; two brothers, Lester and Walter Gloede; and a sister, Clara Miller. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Miller Funeral Home, West Dundee, the Rev. Ronald G. Dommer officiating. Burial will be in Dundee Township Cemetery West.
[Elgin Daily Courier News, October 10, 1986, East Dundee - submitted by Source #18]


CLARA MILLER

Mrs. Clara Miller, 82, of Heinz Ave., Huntley, died Saturday in Fair Oaks Nursing Home, Elgin. Born August 11, 1897, in Dundee, she is the daughter of Fred and Frieda Demein Gloede. Mrs. Miller was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Huntley.

Surviving are a son, David, of Monroe, Wisconsin; Two daughters, Mrs. George (Marilyn) Borhart and Mrs. Davis (Carol) Bahr both of Burlington; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a brother, Lester Gloede in West Dundee.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chris in 1976; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Tinberg, in 1975; son James and a brother, Walter. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today in the James A. Oconnor Funeral Home, Huntly. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Trinity Lutheran Church, the Rev. Norman Meyer officiating. Burial will be in East Dundee Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Bell Tower Fund of Trinity Lutheran Church or the Huntley Rescue Squad.
[Daily Courier News, October 29, 1979, Huntley - submitted by Source #18]



CHRIS F. MILLER

Chris F. Miller of Heinz Ave., 66, Huntley, died early Thursday in his home after an extended illness. He was born March 15, 1896, in Dundee, the son of Chris and Christine Lemke Miller. On January 12, 1925, he married Clara Gloede. They farmed in the area for many years before retirement.

Surviving are the widow; three daughters, Mrs. Abner (Betty) Tinberg, Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin, Mrs. George (Marilyn) Bohart, Huntley and Mrs. David (Carol) Bahr, Burlington; a son, David of Woodstock; 13 grandchildren; three brothers, John and Fred of Elgin and Frank of Dundee; four sisters, Mrs. Reka Henk, Dundee, Mrs. Carrie Leverenz and Mrs. August (Christine) Keisler, Elgin, and Mrs. Herman (Rose) Keisler of Twin Lakes, Wisconsin.

He was preceded in death by a son James, and four brothers. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. Services will be Saturday at 2 in the church at Huntley, the Rev. Leroy Mueller officiating. Burial will be in the East Dundee Cemetery.
[Elgin Daily Courier News, Friday November 23, 1962, Huntley - submitted by Source #18]


CHARLES A. WENDT

Charles A. Wendt, 78, of 218 N. Sixth St. died in St. Joseph hospital Saturday after a lingering illness. He was born June 14, 1879 on a farm in Algonquin, and had resided in the area all of his life. Prior to his retirement about 12 years ago, he was an employee of the Illinois Iron and Bolt Co. for many years.

Surviving are his son Earl C. of Dundee and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma, in 1945, one son and five brothers. He was member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 pm from the Miller Funeral Home, with the Rev. E. H. Happel officiating. Burial will be in the East Dundee Cemetery.
[Daily Courier, Monday October 21, 1957, West Dundee- submitted by Source #18]



CHARLES H. SCHUMACHER

Funeral services for Charles H, Schumacher, 78, who died early today in his home, 710 Geneva St. West Dundee, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Immanuel Lutheran Church. The Rev. E. H. Happel will officiate. Burial will be in the East Dundee Cemetery.
[Daily Courier News, Saturday October 2, 1954, Dundee IL - submitted by Source #18]


MELVIN ERLANDER

Melvin Erlander, 51, of 508 S. Second Street, West Dundee, died unexpectedly at Sherman Hospital at noon yesterday. He was born January 5, 1901 at Stoughton, Wisconsin, and had lived in Dundee since boyhood. He was employed by the Illinois Watch Case Company.

Surviving are the widow, Vera; a daughter, Virginia at home; a son Ronald, who is in the Army, stationed at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin; a brother, Harry of Carpentersville, and a sister Clara Justen of McHenry. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Immanuel Lutheran Church, of which he was a member, the Rev. E. H. Happel, officiating. Burial will be in the East Dundee Cemetery.
[June 1952, West Dundee - submitted by Source #18]


RUBEN G. SCHUMACKER

Ruben G. Schumacher, 73, lifelong resident of West Dundee, died Monday, March 8, at Sherman Hospital, Elgin. He was born June 30, 1908, in West Dundee.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today (Thursday) at Miller Funeral Home, with burial in Dundee Township Cemetery West.Mr. Schumacher was a 50-year employee of Illinois Iron and Bolt Company and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He is survived by sisters, Vera Erlandson, of West Dundee and Mrs. Lyle (Edna) Hornet, of Woodruff, Wisconsin; step-brother, Frank Theide, of Elgin; and step-sister, Mrs. Erwin (Florence) Holtz, of West Dundee. He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence, a sister and brother. Memorials may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church general fund.
[Countryside, Thursday March 11, 1982 - submitted by Source #18]



FLORENCE SCHUMACHER

Florence E. Schumacher, 70, of 701 Hillcrest, Dundee, died Monday in her home. Born in Dundee township, June 4, 1904, she was the daughter if Charles and Marie Miller Unruh and had lived most of her life in the area. She had been employed by E. M. A. Manufacturing Co. of Elgin, retiring in 1969. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Dundee and the Senior Bible Class of the church. Surviving are the widower, Ruben; one sister, Mrs. Frank (Emma) Miller of Elgin, and one brother, George Unruh of Tucson, Arizona.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Anna Ehlert and Mary Nagel; four brothers; John, William, Charles, and Edward Unruh. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Miller Funeral Home, Dundee, the Rev. Ronald Dommer officiating. Burial will be in Dundee Township West Cemetery. [Elgin Courier News, 1975, Dundee
- submitted by Source #18]


FRANK J. GLOEDE

Frank J. Gloede passed away Sunday morning at 9:40 o'clock at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elgin, following an illness of two weeks. (Pnuemonia)

He was born in Dundee Township on July 8, 1855. He is survived by one brother Fred Gloede of Dundee, three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Selpien of Elgin, Mrs. Mary Lange of Carpentersville, and Mrs. Emma Wendt of Dundee. Funeral services will be held from Henry J. Lange's home on Western avenue where Mr. Gloede made his home, and at two from the Immanuel Lutheran Church Rev. E. A. Bruer officiating. Burial will be in the West Dundee Cemetery.
[Elgin Courier News, Monday August 27, 1928 - submitted by Source #18]


FRANK L. FRITZ

(Husband to Augusta Gloede)

Frank L. Fritz, 78 of 703 Geneva St., died yesterday after a long illness. He was born in Dundee, December 12, 1887, he was the son of Christ and Minnie Fritz. The family lived for a while in Wisconsin but he had lived in Dundee for 60 years. He was an employee of the Illinois Iron and Bolt Co. in Carpentersville.

Surviving besides the widow, Martha, are four daughters, Mrs. Donald (Alice) Gleason of Elmhurst, Mrs. Emmert (Ethel) Phillips of Elgin, Mrs. Florabella Hunn of Madison Wisconsin; two sons, Clarence F. of Elmira N. Y. and Melvin C. of Dundee; four sisters, Mrs. Anna Grace of Dundee, Mrs. Martha Benedict and Mrs. Earl (Katherine) McNeil of Chicago, and Mrs. Minnie Heitman of White Creek, Wisconsin; 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

His first wife Augusta (Gloede), his parents, two sons and four brothers preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Miller Funeral Home and at 2 p.m. at the Bethlehem Lutheran church which Mr. Fritz was a member. The Rev. Herbert Mueller will officiate and the burial will be in the East Dundee Cemetery.
[Elgin Courier News, Saturday May 19, 1956, p2 - submitted by Source #18]


GERTRUDE FRITZ

Gertrude M. Fritz, 76, of East Dundee, died Saturday, September 3, in Mary Margaret Manor, Elgin. She was born October 18, 1911, in Crystal Lake, the daughter of Fred and Henning Rakow. She was a lifelong resident of the Dundee area, a former clerk and collector for 30 years, retiring in 1981. She is a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, East Dundee. She was a member of the Ladies Aid to the Church as well as a longtime Sunday School teacher and Sunday School Superintendent. Surviving are her daughter, Mary (John) Frances of Muscatine, Iowa; three sons, Micheal D. (Donna) of East Dundee, Paul (Joann) of West Dundee and Thomas (Janet) Fritz of Plymouth, Michigan; a brother Lawrence (Ruth) Rakow of Elgin; and 12 grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Melvin Fritz, in 1960, a sister and two brothers. Service will be 10 a. m. Wednesday in Immanuel Lutheran Church, East Dundee, the Rev. David M. Schoenknecht officiating. Burial will be in Dundee Township Cemetery East Mausoleum.
[Elgin Daily Courier News, Sunday September 4, 1988 p.23, East Dundee - submitted by Source #18]



MRS. CAROLINE WENDT

Mrs. Caroline Wendt of East Dundee, died May 6, at the home of her son, Henry Wendt, on East North Street. She was born in Germany, January 8, 1940, and was eighty-two years old. She came to this country sixty-six years ago. She is survived by six children, Henry, Chris, Charles and Frank of Dundee, William of Huntley and John of Elgin, and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the home and at 2 o'clock at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Rev. Theodore Blanken officiating. Burial will be at East Dundee Cemetery. [
Elgin Daily Courier, Monday, May 8, 1922 - submitted by Source #18]



EARL C. WENDT

Earl C. Wendt, 62 formerly of Dundee, died Saturday in St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin. Born May 1, 1909, in Dundee, the son of Charles and Emma Gloede Wendt, he resided in the area all of his life. He was employed by the Western Candy and Tobacco Company of Carpentersville. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Dundee. His only survivors are cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Miller Funeral Home, Dundee, the Rev. Ronald G. Dommer, officiating. Burial will be in the Dundee Township Cemetery East.
[Daily Courier News, Monday, August 23, 1971 p. 19, Dundee IL. submitted by Source #18]



CHRIS WENDT
DROPPED DEAD AT DUNDEE

A WELL KNOW RESIDENT MEETS WITH SUDDEN DEATH TODAY

Chris Wendt an old and respected resident of this section, dropped dead at his home at Dundee at 1 o'clock this afternoon. He was a large man and had been in poor health for some time but there was no premonition of death. He rose to walk about the room and sank unconscious to the floor. He was 55 years of age and formerly resided on a farm near Huntley. He left a wife and son, Fred Strum, of this city is his brother-in-law.
[unknown newspaper, April 19, 1943 - submitted by Source #18]



OLIVE WENDT

Olive M. Wendt, 90, of West Dundee died Friday, October 31, 1986 in Mary Margret Manor, Elgin. She was born September 29, 1896, in West Dundee the daughter of Christian C. Wendt and Minnie Kamp Wendt. She was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of East Dundee; the Dorcas Society and the Valpo Guild of the Church, she was an honorary member of the Dundee Historical Society. She attended Immanuel Lutheran School and was a graduate of Dundee High School. She had been employed by Home Federal Savings and Loan of Elgin for many years before retiring. Surviving are two nephews, John (Nancy) Wendt and Richard (Rebecca) Wendt, both of West Dundee; two great nieces; Three great nephews and one great great niece. besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother Clarence J. Services will be Tuesday in the Miller funeral home, West Dundee the Rev. Ronald G. Dommer officiating. Burial will be in the Dundee Township Cemetery East.
[unknown newspaper, November 1986, West Dundee - submitted by Source #18]


MRS. EMMA WENDT

Services were planned for Tuesday, March 29, in the Miller Funeral Home for Mrs. Emma Wendt, 106 1/2 South 6th St. West Dundee, the Rev. Robert Kamphoefner officiating. Burial will be in the East Dundee Cemetery. Mrs. Wendt died Saturday March 26, in Mary Margaret Manor, Elgin, where she had resided for the past 14 months. She was born February 13, 1887 in Dundee. She was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid of the church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Eugene (Dorothy) De Lavey; two sons, Marvin A. Grams of West Dundee and Robert C. Wendt of East Dundee; a sister, Mrs. Charles (Mary) Rosenthal of East Dundee, six grandchildren and two great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands Herman C. Grams and Frank C. Wendt; a son Arnold, three sisters and four brothers.
[April 6, 1966, West Dundee - submitted by Source #18]


KARL WENDT

Karl H. Wendt, 68, of 515 Oregon, West Dundee, died Friday in Sherman Hospital, Elgin. Born June 10, 1911 in East Dundee, he was the son of Charles and Martha Holtz Wendt, and had lived in the area all his life. He had been employed by the Dundee Post Office as a mail carrier for 37 years. He was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Dundee. Surviving are his wife, Mary; two daughters Mrs. Ken (Sharon) Collett of West Dundee, and Mrs. Robert (Martha) Rossow of Hampshire; a son, Charles of West Dundee; nine grandchildren and a sister Mrs. Gunda Scholer of West Dundee. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers Marcus and Harry. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, the Rev. Ronald Dommer officiating. Burial will be in Lake Street Memorial Park Cemetery, Elgin
[July 7, 1979, West Dundee - submitted by Source #18]




ERICH TESSENDORF

Erich Tessendorf, 66, of 504 Edwards Street, Dundee died Tuesday, December 24 in Sherman Hospital. He was born in Dundee, January 13, 1908, the son of William and Mary Demien Tessendorf. He was a lifelong resident of the area and a plumbing and heating contractor for 25 years. Mr. Tessendorf was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Dundee and an honorary member of the Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors Association of Elgin and vicinity. He was a former member of the Immanuel Lutheran School Board. Surviving are the widow, Hanna Krenz Tessendorf whom he married June 24,1934; two sons, Fredric of Dundee and Ronald of Algonquin; one daughter Mrs. Paul Glee Schultz of Brentwood, Tenn., six grandchildren; one sister Mrs. Walter (Edna) Lindoerfer of Elgin. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Ewald. Funeral services were held Friday in Immanuel Lutheran Church, with Rev. Robert F. Kamphoefer, pastor of the church officiating. Burial was in Dundee Cemetery East. [
Dundee Review, January 2, 1975 - submitted by Source #18]


CHRIS TESSENDORF

Chris V. Tessendorf, 19, of East Dundee, died Sunday when he was struck by lighting during a storm in Menominee, Wisconsin. He was attending the University of Wisconsin in Menominee. He was born August 20, 1965 in Elgin, the son of Ron and Donna Cox Tessendorf. He was a 1983 graduate of Dundee Community High School. Surviving besides his parents are a brother, Scott of Pueblo Colorado; his maternal grandparents, Vern and Naomi Cox of LaFox; and his paternal grandmother Hannah Tessendorf of East Dundee. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Erich Tessendorf. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Miller Funeral Home, West Dundee, the Rev. Robert F. Kamphoefner officiating. Burial will be in Dundee Township Cemetery East.
[Elgin Courier News, August 29, 1984 - submitted by Source #18]

LIGHTNING KILLS E. DUNDEE TEEN NEAR WIS. DORM

by Donald M. Schwartz and Jim Merriner

An East Dundee youth that had just stepped out of a university residence hall to roll up his car windows because of a developing storm was killed by lightning, officials said yesterday. He had just walked out, was 25 feet from the front door and was going to come right back in," said Toby Brown, a residence hall director at the University of Wisconsin-Stout at Menomonie. Brown, referring to Chris Tessendorf 19, of the northwest suburb, said "I was with him 20 minutes before he was killed." Brown said he and two other students rushed outside Sunday night and applied lifesaving efforts within 30 seconds after Tessendorf was struck. "But he never revived," Brown said, even after being rushed to a hospital where physicians applied emergency techniques for 1 1/2 hours. Although at first it was thought Tessendorf was struck by lightning that rebounded off a tree police said he apparently suffered a direct hit. Menomonie Police Chief Dennis Beety said, " The (Lightning) entry point was the right forearm and the exit point was the left thigh. It caused his heart to stop. It was a rare and very tragic incident. The National Safety Council reported that 87 people nationwide died of lightning strikes in a recent year. "It was very odd weather thunder and lightning but not a great deal of rain'" said a University spokesman. Brown, a student official at the three-hall residence complex where Tessendorf lived, said the storm developed with ordinary lightning and thunder. "Then all of the sudden there was an incredible crash, " he added "It was like a bomb went off and I knew it was close" Lights in the residence hall went out and a television picture faltered, Brown recalled. Then a resident adviser called for lifesaving help, he said. Brown said the Chicago area youth, a business major whom he had known well for a year, was a "great Cubs fan." "I'm a great (St. Louis) Cards fan," said Brown, a former Nashville, Ill., resident "He was just so pleased with the Cubs this year. Every time he saw me he'd say 'How about those Cubs" And I'd say "Yeah they're great" The Cubs have really lost one of their great fans."



WILLIAM DEMIEN

William Demien died last evening at 9:40 o'clock at his home in Dundee. He was born April 4, 1884, in Dundee. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Demien, and two sisters, Mrs. William Tessendorf and Mrs. Fred Gloede, both of Dundee. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home burial will be at the west side cemetery. (Dundee Cemetery West Dundee) [
Elgin Daily Courier News, Friday May 11, 1923 p.3- submitted by Source #18]




Mamie BRANDT Gloede

Mamie B. Gloede, 96, of East Dundee died Saturday, September 10, 2005 at Sherman West Court Nursing Home in Elgin. Mrs. Gloede was born in East Dundee on March 29, 1909. She was the daughter of Fred and Martha (nee Greve) Brandt. Mrs. Gloede was a life long resident of East Dundee and a life long member of the Dorcas Society. She was a 1926 graduate of Dundee Community High School. Following graduation from high school, Mrs. Gloede worked for the First National Bank of Dundee for seven years prior to she and her husband beginning their family.
Mrs. Gloede is survived by two daughters, Karen (the late Paul) Michalski of East Dundee and Barbara (the late Roger) Christopherson of West Dundee; four granddaughters, Monica (Devin) Moose of St. Charles, Brenda (Steve) Bollman of East Dundee, Andrea (Steve) Pertzborn of Huntley and Lori Wilson of East Dundee; two grandsons, Michael (Stacy) Michalski of East Dundee and Brian Christopherson of West Dundee; 12 great grandchildren, Jacob and Samuel Moose, Emily, Matthew, Allison and Jack Michalski, Hannah and Max Bollman, Alex and Andrew Pertzborn, and Brittany and Braden Wilson.
Mrs Gloede was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lester C. on September 14, 1980; a son, Philip on December 25, 1957; two sons-in-law, Roger Christopherson on October 2, 1996 and Paul Michalski on November 18, 2003.
Funeral Services will be on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 11 AM in the Miller Funeral Home, West Dundee with the Rev. William P. Yonker officiating. Burial will be in the Dundee Township East Cemetery, East Dundee. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5 to 8 PM in the Miller Funeral Home, West Dundee. Please omit flowers, memorials may be made to the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of East Dundee Faithfulness Fund."
[Elgin Courier News Sept 12, 2005 - submitted by Source #18]



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