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DOROTHY YAHNKE - 72, RR 1, Penrose Rd., Dixon, died ( 14 Aug 1984) Tuesday at KSB Hospital, Dixon. Graveside services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Maple Leaf Cemetery in Chatham, Ontario, Canada. The Benson-Brown-Seidel Funeral home was in charge of arrangements. A memorial has been established in her memory. Dorothy Yahnke was born on June 16, 1912 in Chatham, Ontario, Canada. Surviving are two sons, Murray Baillie, Dixon, and Donald Baillie, Germany; two sisters, Mrs. Jack Winifred Bastien, Petrolia, Ontario, Canada and Marie Bastien, Windsor, Ontario, Canada; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois August 15, 1984 - Wednesday, pg A4

JACOB JOSEPH YETTER - The funeral of J. J. Yetter, 75, an Ogle county supervisor for 18 years who died at his home in Stillman Valley at 5 o'clock Saturday morning (June 30, 1945), after an illness of 3 months duration was held this afternoon at the Rock of Ages Funeral home here (Byron). The Rev. Guy Cox Pastor of the Stillman Valley Congregational church officiated and burial was in the Steward (Lee County) Cemetery. Mr. Yetter had engaged in farming for many years but in recent years operated an automobile service station in Stillman Valley. He was born April 12, 1870 in Steward where he lived for 40 years but had resided in Stillman Valley the last 35 years. His marriage to Mary Critchlow took place Sept. 19, 1894 in Slippery Rock Pa. The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last year. Besides the widow he is survived by two sons, Ralph, Stillman Valley and Clarence, Rockford; four grandchildren, Pvt. Robert in the Phillippines; Staff Sgt. Mervin in China, Miss Mary Yetter, Stillman Valley and Mrs. Barbara O'Bannon Rockford and four greatgrandchildren. Dixon Evening Telegraph July 2, 1945

JOHN GEORGE YETTER - Another kindly face will be missed upon the streets of our village by the death of John Yetter, for the past 13 years a resident of Mount Morris, where he has been making his home with his daugther, Mrs. R. W. Hough. Mr. Yetter had been ill only a few days before his death and had he been a younger man would in all probability have recovered. Due to his advanced age, however, his constitution was unable to survive the test to which it was placed and he passed quietly away on New Year's morning. Although he had been a resident of our village a comparatively short time, Mr. Yetter, was endeared to all those with whom he came in contact by his interest in the doings of his fellow men and his friendly manners. A daily visitor up town when the weather permitted, his ever ready smile and pleasant greeting obtained for him a host of friends both young and old. Of a strong Christian character he was ever ready to discuss the problems of right and wrong and many are his friends who have had a more cheerful outlook upon life after a talk with him. Perhaps the best way to express our feelings toward him is, we have lost a friend. John Yetter, son of John George Yetter, was born December 18, 1835, in Vollmersweiler, Germany. He came to the United States in 1854 and settled at Hennepin, Illinois. Here he was united with Magdalena Schoenholz, November 23, 1857. In 1859, Mr. & Mrs. Yetter removed to a farm in Willow Creek township, Lee County, south of Steward, which has since been known as the Yetter farm. In 1896 they retired from active life and built a new home in Steward. This happy union was severed on September 29, 1899, by the death of his companion who was tenderly laid to rest by her six sons. In January, 1912, he went to Mount Morris to live with his youngest daughter, Mrs. Hough, with whom he resided until the hand of the Grim Reaper appeared on New Year's morning, 1925, Mr. Yetter being eighty-nine years and two weeks old. To Mr. & Mrs. Yetter were born nine children, viz.: John P., Carl T., and George W. of Steward; Mary M. (Mrs. E. Patten) and Fred M. of Chicago; Jacob J. of Stillman Valley; Lena E. (Mrs. Wm. Clinite) of Sterling; Frank B. of Davenport, and Julia May (Mrs. R.W. Hough) of Mount Morris, all of whom survive. Besides these there remain twenty-two grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Lena Henze of Rochelle, and many other relatives and friends to mourn his loss. In 1870 Mr. & Mrs. Yetter gave their hearts to God and united with the Twin Grove Evangelical Church. They remained active and influential members of this church until their removal to Steward, when they united with the Methodist Episcopal Church. In this church affiliation he was very active, serving as steward, trustee and local preacher. He was a member of the board of trustees of the First M. E. Church of Mount Morris and a teacher in the Sunday School at the time of his death. In political life he was always zealous for the interests of his community. He held many public offices and his counsel was sought be the leaders of his party. He left an enviable record as chairman of the Lee county board of supervisors. The last services for the deceased were held on Saturday. A brief service was conducted in the Mount Morris M. E. Church by the Rev. J. H. Johnson of the Centennial Evangelical Church of Chicago, assisted by Rev. J. L. Dickson of the Mount Morris M. E. Church, and Rev. Mr. Winters of the Scarboro Evangelical Church. "My Jesus, as Thou Wilt," "Jesus Lover of My Soul," and "My Jesus, I love Thee," were effectively sung by Miss Pearl Walker, Mrs. D. L. Miller, F. J. Dean and F. V. Pearce, with Miss Marion Noble at the organ. After this service the remains were taken to Steward where further services were held. Miss Walker of Mount Morris sang "Home of the Soul," "Face to Face," and "Crossing the Bar," accompanied by Miss Maurine Huffington at the piano. All of the songs were indicative of the religious life of the deceased. The body was tenderly laid to rest in the Steward cemetery by the loving hands of his six sons, John, Carl, George, Jacob, Fred and Frank, who were thus permitted to perform the same loving service for their father that they had performed twenty-five years before for their mother.
Contributed by Karen Holt Birth: Dec. 18, 1835, Germany - Death: Jan. 1, 1925
Another Source: Peg Allen Arnold - Find-A-Grave Mount Morris Index, January 8, 1925

JULIA (GULDEN) YETTER - Services for Mrs. Yetter at Rochelle Funeral services for Mrs. Julia Gulden Yetter, age 79, former Steward resident who passed away yesterday at Des Plaines, will be held in Rochelle on Monday. Born in Lee County July 16, 1867, she was united in marriage to George Yetter on February 12, 1899. They resided on a farm near Steward until 1925. She lived in Naperville for a time and then moved to Des Plaines where her home was made at the time of her death. Surviving are her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Miriam Straub of Des Plaines. Funeral services will be held on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Unger Funeral Home at Rochelle and burial will be at the Steward Cemetery.
Source: Peg Allen Arnold at Find-A-Grave DeKalb Chronicle, DeKalb, Illinois Saturday, Aug 6, 1946 p. 7

MAGDALENA (SCHOENHOLZ) YETTER - The Pale Horse and Rider again invaded our little city, this time claiming as a victim, Mrs. John Yetter, who succumbed to his onward march on September 29 (1899). Deceased was born in Bavaria, Germany, in 1835 and came to this country in 1854. In 1857 she was united in marriage to John Yetter, at Hennepin, Putnam County, and moved to Willow Creek in 1859, where they resided until 1896, when they moved to Steward, where they have since made their home. She leaves, besides her husband to mourn her loss, the following children: John P., of Steward; Carl, of Willow Creek; Lena Clinite, of Sterling; Mary Van Patten, Ben and Fred, of Davenport; George, of Minnesota, and May Hough, who resides at home. The funeral services occurred Monday, and were conducted by the following ministers: Revs. Warrington, of Steward; Busse, of Chicago; Clinite, of Sterling; Suhr, of Ashton; Able, of Wyanett; Tibbles, of Rochelle. Six sons acted as pall bearers.
Found on the Rootsweb website of Jerry Wilson
Second Notice Mrs. John Yetter died at her home in Steward, Friday evening, September 29th, at half-past five o'clock, of typhoid pneumonia, aged about 64 years. Mr. and Mrs. Yetter are among the early settlers of Lee county, but have resided in the village of Steward but a few years. The deceased was a lady well known and highly respected. She leaves a husband, six sons and three daughters: John, Charles and Jacob, of Alto township; George in Minnesota; Benjamin, Frank and Mrs. Van Patten of Dubuque, Iowa; Mrs. W. H. Clinite, of Sterling, and Mrs, Robert Hough, of Steward. The funeral took place Monday afternoon at the Methodist church, the pastor and three other ministers officiating.
Submitted by Marilyn Widler

ELLA (HARMS) YINGLING - 77, RR3, Polo, died Saturday at KSB Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m Tuesday at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Polo. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Park. The Rev. A. J. Tetzlaff will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Chapel Hill Funeral Home. Mrs. Yingling was born March 20, 1896 in San Jose, Ill., to Guy and Mary Rademaker Harms. She married Ernest Yingling Sept. 10, 1918 in Sterling. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Polo. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Evelyn) Joesten of Oregon and Mrs. Irvin (LaVern) Scholl of Polo; two sons, Lawrence of Polo and Edwin of Dixon; four sisters, Mrs. Everett (Hazel) Burns of Green Valley, Ill., Mrs. Mabel Combs of New London, Wis., and Mrs. Raymond (Katherine) Nessler and Mrs. Bill (Fern) Stanley, both of Pekin; seven grandchildren; and one great grandchild. A memorial fund has been established.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois September 8, 1975 - Monday, page 6

ETHEL I. (SHIPPERT) YOUNG , 93 yrs. old, of Lanark, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. She was born on Sept. 4, 1921 in Lee County near Nachusa, IL, daughter of Charles H. and Grace M. (Weidman) Shippert. She married Grant C. Young on Dec. 27, 1943 in a ceremony in her parent's home. Ethel grew up on her parents' farm; she attended a local, one-room, country school and graduated from Dixon, IL High School. During World War Two, prior and subsequent to her marriage, she was engaged in important war work; first at the large heavy ordinance manufacturing center near Amboy, IL and then in a more demanding position in the vast Manhattan Project which designed and produced the atomic bombs which were utilized to induce the Japanese to surrender immediately. Her husband having opted to continue a career in the regular U.S. Navy, Ethel had to move her home 18 times at intervals over a 27 year period establishing a lovely home for her husband and children wherever his duty stationed him. She participated actively in church and community work, and frequently as a hospital volunteer in many areas of the United States. Since her husband's retirement from the Naval Service in July 1970 she has maintained a loving home for him and their widespread family members on their farm near Lanark, IL. She has continued until old age overtook her to participate actively in Lanark's United Methodist Church's work and activities. Ethel was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; two brothers; a son-in-law, John Brenan of Kansas City, Kansas; and a brother-in-law, the late Frank E. Young of Grand Detour, IL. Survivors include her husband, Grant; three daughters, Cheryl L. (Greg) Ziombra of Silver Springs, Maryland, Dawn F. Brennan of Overland Park, Kansas, April I. (Barry) Marks of Brookfield, IL.; one son, Dr. Grant R. (Melissa) Young of Wausau, WI.; nine grandchildren; and five-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at the Lanark United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon, IL. The visitation will be after 9 a.m. Saturday, in the Fireplace Room of the Methodist Church until the time of service. A memorial has been established in her memory for the planting of new trees in the Lanark Cemetery and Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon. Arrangements are being handled by the Russell-Frank Funeral Home.
Source: Kathy at Find-A-Grave - Published in The Journal-Standard from Sept. 18 to Sept. 19, 2014

LEOLA M. (CULP) YOUNG , 99, of Dixon, died Friday, May 24, 1996, at Amboy Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Amboy. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon, with the Rev. Steven Haddix, Pastor of St. James Evangelical Congregational Church, officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon. Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. A memorial has been establishied for the Amboy Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Mrs. Parker was born Sept. 23, 1905, in Anna/Jonesboro, the daughter of James Elbert and Clara Maude (Sitter) Culp. She married Clark Clifton Young on Dec. 26, 1927, in Chicago. He died Dec. 16, 1951. She was employed as a nurse for 35 years, and at the Dixon State School for 18 years prior to retiring July 1, 1970. She was as member of the First United Methodist Church and the St. James Ladies Aid. Survivors include two sons, Grant C. (Ethel) Young of Lanark, and Frank (Judy) Young of Grand Detour; one daughter, Marjorie (Roy) McMillan of Aurora, Colo.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Donald (Dee) Culp of Freeport; and four sisters, Rosella Ortgiesen of Dixon, Maxine Gertman of Anna, Pauline Bochle of Amboy, and Athlen Sullivan of Belleville. She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois May 25, 1996 - Saturday, pg A2

PAUL YOUNG , 70, of 1209 W. 2nd St., Dixon, a brother of Raymond Young, 505 4th Ave., Sterling, passed away in his home early Friday morning, May 18. He had been a mechanic in Nelson for many years before moving to Dixon two years ago. Funeral rites were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Preston Funeral Home, Dixon, with the Rev. George J. Curran, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial wa s made in Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon. Young was born Feb. 1892 in Rock Falls, the son of Simon and Rebecca Ranch Young. He was married to Avis Manning Jan. 15, 1920. Survivors include his wife, two sisters, Mrs. Iva Oberbilling and Miss Helen Young of Dixon and his brother, Raymond in Sterling.
Sterling Daily Gazette Monday 21 May 1962 contributed by Sue Nesland

GERTRUDE YOUNGMAN , 90, formerly of 209 Lincoln Way, died this morning in Orchard Glen Nursing Home, following an extended illness .Arrangements are being completed at the Preston Funeral Home. Dixon Evening Telegraph, October 6, 1971 Funeral Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, in the Preston Funeral Home, for Atty. Gertrude Youngman,. 90, who died Wednesday in Orchard Glen Nursing Home, following an extended illness. She was born July 21, 1881, in Ogle County, the daughter of Stephen C. and Mary E. Woolley Youngman. She attended Dixon High School, graduated from Coppins Business College in 1906, and was admitted to the Illinois Bar Association in 1923. She was formerly a U.S. Pension Attorney, Probate Court Worker, a member of the Lee County Bar Association, a member of the National Association of Women Lawyers, a member of the Lee County Advisory Board, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Dorothy Chapter where she was a past matron, and past worthy high priestess; a member of the Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, a member of the U.S. Descendants of Civil War Veterans, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and a member of the Corinthian Shrine No. 40. Dr. Malcom D. Ludy, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will officiate at funeral services. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday morning until the time of service. Contributed by Julia Johnson
Dixon Evening Telegraph, October 7, 1971, Dixon, IL

IDA YOUNGMAN , died suddenly at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.W. Youngman 715 Nachusa Avenue, at 1:30 o’clock this morning, death resulting from inflammation of the stomach and bowels. The funeral arrangements will be announced later. The death of Miss Youngman has caused shock among all of her friends, because of its suddenness and her popularity. She has been employed at the Missman confectionery for several months, where her charming and happy personality made her a favorite with the patrons. The same qualities surrounded her with countless friends during her childhood and young womanhood, and the bereaved parents have the sympathy of all at this time. The deceased was born in Dixon township April 10, 1889, and has lived in or near Dixon all her life, receiving her education in the Dixon schools and graduating from the Dixon high school with the class of 1908. She is survived and mourned by her parents, a sister, Miss Gertrude Youngman, at home, a brother Wm. C. of Rockford, an aunt, Mrs. W.C. Jones, and an uncle, W.W. Woolley, all of this city. She was a conscientious member of the Presbyterian Church and took an active interest in the O.E.S. to which she belonged.
Contributed by Julia Johnson Dixon Evening Telegraph, October 19, 1911, Dixon, Illinois

MARY (WOOLLEY) YOUNGMAN The funeral of Mrs. Mary E. Youngman was held at the Presbyterian Church Thursday afternoon, Rev. J. Franklin Young conducting brief but impressive services. Pall bearers were W.H. Winn, Glen Coe, Clark W. Rickard, Will Ware, and Harry Quick. Relatives from out of town who attended were: Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Youngman, Mrs. George O’Brien, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence C. Youngman, Mr. and Mrs. Harold E. Youngman, Mrs. and Mrs. George C. Youngman, Misses Helen and Leona Youngman all of Rockford; Mr. and Mrs. Roy T. Youngman of Chicago, Mrs. Walter L. Klewin of Rochelle, and William Landsden of Kings, Chester E. Youngman, who is residing in Linden, N.J., was unable to attend his grandmother’s funeral.
Contributed by Julia Johnson Dixon Evening Telegraph, January 5, 1935, Dixon, Illinois

STEPHEN W. YOUNGMAN one of Dixon’s best known residents and for many year prominent business man of this city, passed away at his home, 715 Nachusa Avenue, at 9:30 Sunday morning. Death was due to vascular heart trouble and complications from which he had suffered for two years, although being confined to his home for the past four weeks only. He was born in Williamsport, Pa., April 19, 1847 and was nearly 72 years of age. When a small boy he moved with his parents to Cuba, N.Y. where they remained for about two years, then coming west to Rockford, Ill., where they remained until 1868. In 1863 Mr. Youngman and his next younger brother, Alfred M. Youngman, enlisted in Company E. 141st Illinois Infantry, from which they were honorably discharged. They then re-enlisted in Company O. 11th Illinois Cavalry, in which company they served until the close of the Civil War. Came Here in 1868 - He came to Dixon in 1868 and was married September 21, 1871 to Miss Mary E. Woolley. He is survived by his widow, Mary E. Youngman, and daughter, Miss Gertrude G. Youngman, residing at home. His son, William Calland Youngman of Rockford, one son, one daughter, and three brothers proceded him in death. He also leaves to morn his death, two sisters, Mrs. J.M. Brokaw of St. Joseph, Mo., Mrs. and Dr.. G. VanZandt and one brother, Charles B. Youngman of Chicago. Six nieces and eight nephews also survive, as follows, Mrs. D. S. Day of Minneapolis, Guy E. Youngman and Roy T. Youngman of Chicago. Albert L. Youngman of Denver, Col., Fred Youngman of Roundhead, Mont., Mrs. Kellogg Smith of Kansas City, Mo., Raymond Brokaw of Van Wert, Ohio, Clyde Brokaw of Los Angeles, Cal., Mrs. Leroy Drew of Dayton, Ohio, Miss Gladys Jones, Elmer C. Jones, and Harold Jones of this city. Eight grandchildren also survive. Mr. Youngman was a member of Dixon Post No. 299. G.A.R., Friendship Lodge No. 7. A. F. & A. M. Nachusa chapter No. 56 Dixon Commandery No. 21. Dorothy Chapter, No. 371, O.L.S. Dixon Lodge No. 799 B.P.O. Elks also the Freeport Consistory and the Rockford Shrine. The funeral which will be charged of Friendship Lodge will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the late residence, and at the Presbyterian Church at 2:30, Rev. Jesse M. Todwell, officiating. Interment will take place in Oakwood.
Contributed by Julia Johnson Dixon Evening Telegraph, Monday, March 10, 1919, Dixon, Illinois

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