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Horace Meeker Adams

DIED: Horace Meeker Adams - In Logan Co., Illinois, May 1, 1849 of congestive typhoid fever, after a long illness, 19 year old son of Zebulon and Minerva Adams.

[Sangamon Journal, July 17, 1849, submitted by Bill Adams]

Rose Barnett

Mrs. Barnett's Last Rites Saturday p.m.

ATLANTA - Mrs. Rose Barnett, 93, one of Atlanta's oldest residents, died at 1 p.m. Thursday at Abraham Lincoln Memorial hospital in Lincoln.

The deceased was born Dec. 8, 1875, at Lawndale, a daughter of John and Sara McKee Milburn. She was married to John Powell Jan. 17, 1917 and he died Nov. 30, 1933. She later married the Rev. James Barnett April 29, 1951 and he died Nov. 20, 1957.

She is survived by four nephews including Jack and Gene Price of Waynesville; Orlo Jeffries of Sering, Fla, and Rupert Price of Bonita Springs, Fla; three nieces, Mrs. Justus White, Mrs. Ralph Bristow and Mrs. Barbra Taylor, all of Waynesville.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Atlanta Christian church. Burial will be in Atlanta cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the G.H. Tuttle residence. Quiram Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Barnett was a member at Atlanta Christian church, Atlanta Chapter 881, Order of Eastern Star; the Woman's Club, American Legion Auxliary and the Monday Afternoon Bridge club.

[Unknown newspaper, c. 1969 - Submitted by Randy Price transcribed Ruth Lowery Price]

Dorothy V Bartels

Dorothy V. Swingle Bartels, 84, of Lincoln, passed away January 28, 2009 at her residence. Private family graveside services will be held at a later date. Dorothy was born November 21, 1924 in Lincoln, IL to the late Clyde and Alma (Westerman) Swingle. She enjoyed cooking and was a cook at the Lincoln Elks Club and at Lincoln Developmental Center. She is survived by her son David Bartels of Lincoln. Memorial donations may be made to the family.Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

[The Courier, (Lincoln, IL) - February 3, 2009 - Submitted By: Ida Maack Recu]

Henry B. Brown

Henry B. Brown, Lincoln, Ill.; St. Louis Medical College, 1876; aged 68; local surgeon for the Chicago and Alton and Illinois Central systems; and surgeon to St. Clara's Deaconess hospitals. Lincoln; died. March 18 (1920), from heart disease.

[Source: "Journal of American Medical Society", 1920 - Sub. by Tina Easley]

Charles J. Buse

Of Burtonview Dies

Charles John Buse, 49, of Burtonview, died at his residence at 7:15 p.m. Sunday following a years illness. He was born in Sheridan township May 11, 1892. He was a section foreman for the Illinois Central and had been employed for the railroad for more than 29 years. Surviving are his father, John E. Buse, Burtonview; two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Appenzeller, Delavan, and Mrs. George Sutton, Beason; two brothers, John and Herman, Burtonview; two nephews and five nieces. He was a member of the New Holland Zion Lutheran church, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday following a brief service at the residence at 1:30 o'clock. Rev. M.H.A. Gummer will conduct the service and burial will be in Richmond Grove cemetery. The body was removed from Sheets funeral home to the residence Monday afternoon.

[Published 6/1941 (dod.6/1/1941); submitted by Peg]

Herman F. Buse

Herman F. Buse of Burtonview, 77, died at 8:10 p.m., Monday in Deaconess hospital where he had been a patient for two weeks. He had been ill for two years. Short services will be at 1:45 p.m.,(DST) Wednesday from Holland and Barry Funeral Home and at 2:30 p.m.(DST) from New Holland Zion Lutheran church. The Rev. Robert E. Heimgartner will officiate and burial will be in Richmond Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday afternoon and evening. Mr. Buse was born in Strasburg, Germany, Nov. 24, 1873, the son of Frederick and Wilhelmina Schmidt Buse. He married Marie Schreiber in Lincoln, Sept. 3, 1895, and she preceded him in death 30 years ago. Survivors are the following children: Mrs. Leslie Schmidt, Mrs. Henry Beverman, Mrs. Carl Graauer, Herman Buse Jr., and Harold Buse of Lincoln; Mrs. Martin Krueger of Decatur, and Miss Hannah Buse of Burtonview. A son and a daughter preceded him in death. Mr. Buse was the last of his family. He was a retired farmer and a member of New Holland Zion Lutheran Church.

[(dod.5/14/1951) submitted by Peg]

John F. Buse

John F. Buse, 88, of Burtonview, a retired farmer and resident of Logan County for 60 years, died at 7:20 p.m. Monday at St. Clara's hospital, where he had been a patient since Nov. 21. He was born Feb. 22, 1859 in Strasburg, Germany, a son of Frederick and Wilhelmina Smith Buse, natives of Germany. His wife, the former Margaret Miller, died in September, 1927. Three sons and two daughters survive:Henry of Heyworth; John A. and Herman of Burtonview; Mrs. Arthur Appenzeller, Delavan; and Mrs. George Sutton of Beason. A brother, Herman Buse of Lincoln, also survives. There are 12 grandchildren. The body will be taken from the Sheets Funeral home to the John A. Buse residence in Burtonview Wednesday afternoon. Brief services will be at the residence at 1:30 p.m. Thursday and at 2 o'clock at New Holland Zion Lutheran church with the Rev. M.H.A. Guemmer, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Richmond Grove cemetery.

[(dod. 12/1/1947); submitted by Peg]

Mrs. Minnie Buse

Died, of dropsy, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Geise, one and one-half miles north of New Holland, Saturday, April 25, 1914, at 12 o'clock noon. Mrs. Minnie Buse, aged 83 years, 6 months and 1 day. Minnie Smith was born in Germany, Nov. 24, 1830, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smith. She was united in marriage with Fred Buse, in Germany, and to this union were born thirteen children, nine of whom survive. They are Mrs. Fred Giese, Mrs. Henry Lohrenz, Mrs. Herman Schroeder, Carl, Fred, Herman, William, Henry and John. Two sisters, Johanna Smith and Caroline Smith, and one brother, Henry Smith, also survive. Decedent was a member of the Lutheran church of New Holland and funeral services will be held there Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock conducted by the pastor, Reverend Guemmer. Interment in Richmond Grove cemetery. [submitted by Peg]

Mrs. Mary E. Calder, daughter of Mrs. Obadiah Arnold, d. Atlanta , Ill March 15, 1871, aged 31 years.

[Compiled from old newspapers by Milo Custer in 1912 - Submitted by Teri Colglazier]

Netia Josinah Camerer

Funeral Notice.

Died , In Atlanta, Tuesday, Feb. 10th. Netia Josinah Camerer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Camerer aged 4 years, 4 months and 27 days. The Funeral will be held at the family residence on Wednesday, Feb. 11th, at 10 o'clock a.m. All are invited.

Atlanta, Ill. Feb. 10th, 1891.

[Source: Funeral Notice - Submitted by Randy Price - Transcribed by Ruth Price.]

Thomas M. Camerer

Thomas M. Camerer, for fifty-six years a resident of Atlanta, passed away Sunday morning at four o'clock from general debility. He had been in a critical condition for several weeks. Mr. Camerer was one of the few remaining pioneer citizens of Atlanta.

Thomas M. Camerer was a native of Illinois, having been born in Edgar county, January 7, 1833. He was of a family of eight children. His father was a native of Pennsylvania. Mr. Camerer obtained a meagre education in his native country and at the age of nineteen he learned the cabinet maker's trade, but in 1856 he turned his attention to the carpenter's trade, which he followed until he retired from active business a few years ago. When Mr. Camerer came to Atlanta, the place was in the midst of a building boom and great prosperity. He immediately commenced house building and contracting on an extensive scale and was for many years one of the most prominent men in the business in central Illinois. Many of the older houses now standing in a large radius about Atlanta are the work of Mr. Camerer.

Mr. Camerer was married in 1860 to Miss Marguerite McKee, of Atlanta, and to them four children were born, two of whom survive. They are Thos. Jr., who was in partnership with his father for many years in the contracting business, and Mrs. Pearl Keene, who cared for him in his declining years.

In business affairs Mr. Camerer prospered and for several was a director in the Atlanta National Bank. In Politics he was identified with the republican party and served as supervisor of Atlanta township for three terms and was alderman of the city of Atlanta two terms. He was the oldest Odd Felllow in Atlanta, having recently received one of the order's medals for having been a member for fifty consecutive years.

Funeral services were held at the family home at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and were attended by a large number of his old friends and associates. Rev. J.C. Ellinwood, pastor of the Atlanta Baptist church, had charge of the services and music was furnished by a quartet composed of Miss Pauline Watt, Mrs. Ferne Nolder, Messrs A. B. Applegate and Frank Shores, with Miss Ida Crihfield at the piano. The pallbearers were R. W. Folts, J. W. Ash, C. A. Frantz, B. I. Pumpelly, C. H. Turner and H. Crihfield, all brothers of the Odd Fellows. Logan Lodge I. O. O. F., of which he had been a member for more than fifty years, attended in a body and laid the body to rest with the ritual services of the order.

[The Atlanta Argus - April 7, 1916 - Contributed by Ruth Lowery Price]

Barney F. Campbell

Dies at Residence

Barney Franklin Campbell, 68, of 1201 N. Adams st., died at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday at the family residence. He was born May 12, 1879, in Lincoln. a son of the late Isaac and Elizabeth Ingram Campbell. He was married to Becky Allison July 2, 1899 in Lincoln and she died 24 years ago.

Five sisters survive; Mrs. Maude Anderson, Mrs. Anna Moos of Lincoln; Mrs. Charlotte Pedigo of Chicago, and Mrs. Catherine Barnes of California. One sister is deceased.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Wright Funeral home with Rev. E.C. Hargrove, pastor of Lincoln Christian church officiating. Burial will be in Union cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home, where friends may call.

[published 4 Feb 1948 - submitted by Peg]

George M. Carson

Death of Relative

Mrs. T. A. Scroggin received word on Wednesday of the death of Geo. M. Carson which occurred in his home in Bellflower on that day following a lingering illness.

Decedent who was 61 years of age, was cashier of the Bellflower Exchange Bank for 25 years, retriing about 10 years ago because of his health.

Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church in Bellflower at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon Jan 15, conducted by Rev. J. C. Berry. Burial will be made in Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City.

Mrs. Carson who before her marriage was Miss Sadie Martin, is a niece of Mrs. Johanna Weisenberger and a cousin of Mrs. Scroggin and Mrs. Theresa Weidenbacher.

[Mt. Pulaski Times, Thursday-January 14, 1932 - Submitted by Foxie Hagerty]

George Casto

Funeral services for George Casto, 73, who died at 5 o'clock on Tuesday morning Jan 12, 1932 in St. Clara's hospital in Lincoln were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the Hershey Funeral chapel in Mt. Pulaski. Rev. J. Wayne Staley, pastor of the Mt. Pulaski Christian church officiated and several hymns were sang during the services by Mrs. Esther Waddell and Mrs. Della Kick. Pallbearers were George Vaughan, J. W. Cowan, L. E. Hunt, Carl West, Harvey Couch, and Chas. Phillips. Burial was in Mt. Paulaski Cemetery.

Decedent was born in Henry county August 08, 1858. He lived in Latham for many years, but for the past 3 years he has been an inmate of the Logan county farm. He leaves his widow who resides at the Logan county farm. They have no children and so far as is known, no near relatives.

[Mt. Pulaski Times, Thursday-January 14, 1932 - Submitted by Foxie Hagerty]

Thomas Clayton

d. Atlanta, Ill. May 4, 1875, aged 65 years.

[Compiled from old newspapers by Milo Custer in 1912 - Submitted by Teri Colglazier]

Eleanor Susan Copper

Eleanor Susan Copper, 89, died Thursday, July 14, 2011, at the River Birch Senior Living facility in Springfield. She was born Aug. 3, 1921, in New Holland, the daughter of Louis and Emma Meta Matilda "Tille" Sieb Lohrenz. She married H.E. "Cop" Copper, a New Holland boy who grew up down the street, on Nov. 3, 1943, in Murray, Ky., during Cop's U.S. Navy training. He preceded her in death May 2, 1995. She is surived by two sons, Ken (wife, Linda) of San Marcos, Calif., and Steve (wife, Bre Linstromberg) of Jacksonville; three grandchildren, Kelly Copper (husband, Pavol Liska) of New York City, Katie (husband, Doug) Diepholz of San Diego and Walter Cooper of Jacksonville; and one great-grandson, Daniel Diepholz. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Norman and Louis Lohrenz (surviving wife, Shirley of Mason City); and a brother-in-law, Robert Cooper (surviving wife, Lois of Cincinnati). Eleanor graduated from New Holland High School and Lincoln Christian College. She taught in a one-room schoolhouse in the early 1940s. After her marriage, she was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker as the family moved from Illinois, to Michigan, to Iowa before returning to Springfield in 1971. She was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Springfield where she was both a deacon and an elder and active in her church circle. She was involved in the PEO most of her adult life and a longtime member of PEO chapter HU in Springfield. She enjoyed playing bridge, golf and the organ. She was an avid reader and loved baking cinnamon rolls for a wide circle of friends at Christmas time. After caring for her husband through years of his dementia, she became an eager volunteer in the community, helping at the Sangamon Auditorium, Memorial Hospital and the Lawrence Learning Center, among others. Family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Monday at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home with the Rev. David A. Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Richmond Grove Cemetery in New Holland.

[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Annie L. Crandall


Mrs. Clark R. Crandall died at her home in this city early Monday morning, after a short illness. The family recently moved here from McLean, Mr. Crandall being engaged with Samuel Iddings at the west sidemeat market.

Mrs. Annie L. Keene was born at Waco, Ky., May 13, 1869, and died at Atlanta, Ill., May 22, 1904, at the age of 35 years and nine days. She was the daughter of John R. and Elizabeth Keene and one of a family of nine children. She is the first of the family to pass away, there being, besides father and mother, four brothers and four sisters still living. She was married to C. R. Crandall, of Richmond, Ky., May 11, 1893. To them were born two children, one of which died in infancy.

Mrs. Crandall had been a Christian since she was fourteen years old, at which time she joined the Methodist church. About two years ago when the McLean Christian church was organized she united with the McLean Christian church was organized she united with that congregation, it being the church of her husband.

Of the immediate family, there were present at the funeral, three sisters and three brothers. The sympathy of the community is extended to the relatives, and particularly to the husband and little daughter. The funeral was held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Christian church in Atlanta by Rev. J. A. Serena, pastor at McLean, assisted by Rev. S. S. Lappin. The music was furnished by a quartet, two of which were from McLean and two from Atlanta.

[From The Atlanta Argus, Contributed by Ruth Lowery Price]

Alice Marie Cross

Alice Marie (Warren) Lee Cross, 79, of Mount Pulaski, died at 7:50 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 at her residence. Mrs. Cross was born on Aug. 25, 1932, to Walter and Linda Mooney Warren in Milmine. She was a registered nurse. She was the former Director of Nursing at Vonderlieth Living Center in Mount Pulaski as well as the school nurse at Mount Pulaski Grade School. She married Robert S. Lee on June 7, 1953, in Mount Pulaski. He preceded her in death on June 24, 1985. She married Dr. Leland Cross on June 25, 2005, in Lincoln. He survives. Mrs. Cross was a volunteer for the Mount Pulaski Historical Museum, the Mount Pulaski Grade School, and for the American Red Cross. She was a Decatur Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Alumni. She was also affiliated with the Mount Pulaski Christian Church and Mount Pulaski St. John's Lutheran Church. She is survived by her husband; four daughters, Theresa (Norman) McCormick of Decatur, Debby (Larry) Evans of Flanagan, Carolyn (Dave) Frank of Arenzville and Laura Lee of Mount Pulaski. She is also survived by six stepchildren, Laurel Cross of Washington State, Maribeth (Ted) Bergstrom of Walla Walla, Wash., Lavonne (Andrew) Cross of Beaverton, Ore., Andrew (Barb) Cross of Portland, Ore., Janine (Colin) Saxton of Newberg, Ore., and Teresa Cross of Williamsburg, Va. One brother, John (Marilyn) Warren of Duluth, Minn.; three sisters, Anna (PauL) Quandt of Cocoa, Fla., Betty (Keith) Marlow of Albuquerque, N.M., and Pansy Drake of Colliersville Tenn.; six grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren also survive her. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bob Lee; four brothers; and one sister. Services for Mrs. Cross will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski, with Norman McCormick officiating. There will be a visitation 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski. Burial will follow the service at Steenbergen Cemetery in Mount Pulaski.

[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Mitchell Y. Daniel

Last rites for Mitchell Y. Daniel were at 1:30 p.m. Monday from First Methodist church of Lincoln. Dr. T.J. Marshall Crapp and the Rev. William W. Cutlip officiated. Burial was in Union cemetery.

"The Lord's Prayer" and "Beyong the Sunset" were sung by Spencer Littleton. Organist was Mrs. Lyman Dawson. Don Harwick, Christian Kurtz, Thomas Fleming, George Harmon, Paul Madigan and Thomas Perry, acting for T.E. McGrath, were pallbearers.

[Published 2/2/1950; submitted by Peg]

Mrs. Anne Daviess

Obituary of Mrs. Anne Daviess, daughter of Illinois Governor Ford

Mrs Catherine Day

Of Broadwell Dies

Mrs. Catherine Lloyd Day, a lifelong resident of the Broadwell vicinity, passed way at 4 o'clock on Monday morning, death occurring at home of her daughter, Mrs. Geo. Read, east of this city. Her death followed an extended illness. Mrs. Day was born at Broadwell, May 6, 1860 and died at the age of 70 years, 8 months and 6 days. She was married to Henry M. Day of Broadwell, November 12, 1885. The latter passed away 18 years ago. Many years of Mrs. Day's married life were spent on a farm near Cornland. The following three children survive:Mrs. George Read, Lincoln; Mrs. Fran Read, Broadwell and Lloyd Day of Springfield. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Lou Crichfield of Broadwell. Mrs. Day was a member of the Christian church at Broadwell, where the funeral will be held at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. L.H. Hooe of Lincoln in charge. Burial will be made in the Kline cemetery.

[Published 1/1931; (Lincoln paper) submitted by Peg]

Dorothy Madaline Deuterman


Dorothy Madaline, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis E. Deuterman, passed away last Thursday afternoon at the home of her parents. The little one had never been of robust nature, and when she was taken ill with an attack of bronchial pneumonia, her weakened system was unable to stand the strain. Dorothy was born June 3, 1915, and was therefore one year, nine months and five days old at the time of her death. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the parents in their great affliction as well at to the large number of relatives with whom the little girl was a great favorite. Dorothy's name was placed on the Cradle Roll of the Bible school of the Christian church when she was three days old.

The funeral was held at the Christian church Saturday afternoon, Rev. R. H. Newton officiating. Mrs. R. H. Newton and Miss Pauline Watt sang, and Lorene Miller, Maurine Hammitt, Gertrude Montgomery, and Frances Green were pallbearers. Dorothy and Lucy Newton were flower girls. Interment was in the Atlanta cemetery.

[(From The Atlanta Argus - Contributed by Ruth Lowery Price.]

Mrs. Sarah Dittus

Mrs. Sarah Dittus, wife of Charles Dittus, died in her home in Lincoln shortly after 8 o'clock Monday morning Jan 18, 1932. Her death came as a shock to members of her family and her many relatives and friends in Mt. Pulaski, since it was not known to them here that she had been ill. Mrs. Dittus attended church service on Sunday morning as was her custom and that evening was passed with relatives away from home. During the night she became ill but her condition did not seem serious until a very short time before her death occurred.

Decedent was a life long resident of Logan county and was born in Aetna Township Aug 18, 1867. She was a daughter of Frederick and Katherine Ott Rentschler and she and Mr. Dittus were married in Mt. Pulaski Aug. 25, 1896. They spent their entire married life in this community and lived on their farm north of Mt. Pulaski until about 5 years ago when they moved to Lincoln.

The husband with three daughters survive: Miss Eleanor Dittus, Peoria, Mrs. Herbert Fink, Lincoln, and Miss Alma Dittus at home. Left also are two grandchildern and one sister Miss Kate Rentschler who reside at the Dittus home. Funeral was held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon Jan 20 in Zion Lutheran Church, Lincoln conducted by Rev. A. J. Schleisser and burial was made in Mt. Pulaski Cemetery.

[The Mt. Pulaksi Times, Thursday, January 21, 1932 - Submitted by Foxie Hagerty]

Tennessee Dunlap

Casualty - On the 24th ult. at Postville, Logan county, Mr. Tennessee Dunlap, of this county, was accidentally killed by the discharge of his rifle. While leaning on his rifle it went off, the ball passing from the hip to the shoulder blade - Mr. D. had a nephew killed by a similar accident last winter.

[Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), published Friday, August 6, 1841; submitted by Jim Dezotell]

Doris Eads

HARTSBURG - Doris Eads, 73, of Hartsburg died at 3:55 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, 1997, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

Born Aug. 23, 1923, in Browning, Mo., to James W. and Minnie P. Dell Seaman, she married Robert L. Eads on Jan. 11, 1941, in Marceline, Mo. He died June 29, 1971. Two brothers also preceded her in death.

Surviving are three sons, Gary and Mike, both of Hartsburg, and Bruce of Emden; one brother, Glen Seaman of Rushville; one sister, Viadelle Wise of Hartsburg; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was a member of Hartsburg Christian Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Jefferson Street Christian Church in Lincoln. Doug Maris will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the church. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery, Lincoln. Arrangements are by Holland & Barry Funeral Home, Lincoln.

Memorials may be made to Jefferson Street Christian Church or the American Cancer Society.

[Peoria Journal Star, July 10, 1997, Page: D7, Submitted by Sara Hemp]

W. R. Edgar

Died -- On Saturday, March 8, 1879, in this city, of Pleuro-pneumonia, W. R. Edgar, aged thirty-one.

Mr. Edgar was born and raised in Illinois, and came to Kansas in 1877. He was a lawyer by profession and a graduate of Lincoln college and a thorough gentleman. He was not among us long but made hosts of friends who mourn his early death. Last year he was appointed by the governor probate judge of Pratt county. His death was not unexpected as he had been in poor health for some time. His remains were taken to Lincoln, Illinois, for interment. Mr. H. Musick accompanying them to Kansas City, where they were met by the father of Mr. Edgar.

[Thursday, March 13, 1879, pg 3, col 4, "Hutchinson News", Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas, - Sub. by Rose Stout]

Joseph Eimer

Funeral services for Joseph Eimer of Lincoln were at 9 a.m. Tuesday from St. Mary's church in Lincoln with Rev. Msgr. Leo P. Henkel officiating. Pallbearers were Harry Stuckel, Vincent Peifer, Carl Schweikert, George Smith, Alfred Reidel, and Theron Zimmerman. Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery.

[published 4 Feb 1948 - submitted by Peg]

Moses H. Fletcher


For Twenty Years He Had Combined Real Estate and Gravel Business Moses H. Fletcher, born in Logan county, 81 years ago, real estate agent and dealer in gravel in Danville for twenty years, died Sunday night in St. Elizabeth's hospital, where he had been ill of a complication of diseases for several weeks. The body was removed to the morgue of C. J. Callahan, who will send it Tuesday to Mt. Pulaski, near where it will be buried after funeral services are held at the residence of Mrs. Lawrence, daughter, who arrived in Danville Monday. Mrs. Lawrence lives in Elkhart, Logan county.

There is another daughter (Ophelia Jackson), but relatives know nothing of her whereabouts except that she lives on the Pacific coast. Her post office address is said to be unknown to relatives in Logan county. Other relatives are Mrs. Mary O'Connor of Mt. Pulaski and Mrs. Sarah Randolph of Lincoln, sisters. Martin Fletcher of Oklahoma. brother, and Mrs. Imogene Rockwell and Orville Jackson of Nebraska, grandchildren. G.F. Coburn, lawyer and justice of the peace, Mr. Fletcher's closest and personal friend in Danville, said that death followed a breaking down which had its beginning almost a year ago. Mr. Fletcher had no relatives in Danville and is said to have known not a single person when he decided to locate in this city.

"We never knew why my father came to Danville," said Mrs. Lawrence, in the office of Justice Coburn on Monday. "So far as my knowledge goes, he was a total stranger when he took up his residence here, I do not think he ever was in Danville until he decided to come here and locate. He has spent sixty years of his life in Logan county."

[The Commercial News, Monday, May 4, 1914 - Submitted by L. Morgan]

Harriet H. Foley

Mrs. James B. Foley died at the family home south of Atlanta Friday afternoon at 2:45 o'clock. She had been in poor health for several years. On March 19, 1927, she suffered a stroke of paralysis and ever since that time she had gradually failed in health. Harriet Helen Mehrten, daughter of Dietrick and Catherine Mehrten, was born in Atlanta August 31, 1867. She was one of eight children, five girls and three boys. Here she grew to womanhood. On November 6, 1887, she was married to James B. Foley, at the home of the officiating clergyman, Rev. A. V. Scott. They at once began housekeeping on the farm, south of Atlanta, which was ever after her home. One son was born to them, Donald L. Foley.

Mrs. Foley was an energetic lady and the tasks that came to them in life's journey she assumed and did her part. She was congenial and much liked by her circle of friends.

She is survived by her husband, son Donald L. Foley; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Lambert, of Elkhart; two grandchildren, Helen Louise and Florence Marie Foley.

Funeral services were held at the M. E. church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, in charge of the pastor, Rev. J. R. Ford. Miss Cecil Deuterman and Mrs. Pauline Quisenberry sang, with Mrs. Etta Satterfield at the piano. The pall bearers were John Cheek, Letto Baker, Otto Dieckew, C. C. Howser, H. C. Pech and Wade Howe. Burial was in the Atlanta cemetery.

Those who attended the funeral from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. C. M. VanMeter and daughter, of Elkhart; Mrs. C. D. Lambert, Mr. and Mrs. John Bushe , Mr. and Mrs. James McNelly, Mr. and Mrs. George Quisenberry, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Lauer, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Butch, all of Lincoln; Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Steinaker, of Chicago; Mrs. Elfreida Leavens, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Morrell, of Bloomington; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Craig, Mr. Chas. Hodges, of Peoria; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gosda,of Manito; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Beers, of Waynesville.

Source: The Atlanta Argus- Submitted by Ruth Price*
NOTE* Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916-1950 list Harriet Helen Foley died on August 9, 1929 in Atlanta Township, Logan County.

Stephen Foley

Dies At Lincoln

One of the Oldest and Best Known Men of Logan Succumbs to Death

Lincoln, Ill., April 9 - Judge Stephen A. Foley, the wealthiest and probably the best known resident of Logan county, passed away this afternoon at 1:25 from his home 327 Tremont street, at the age of 78 years.

While his illness extended over a period of two years, just two weeks ago he was able to be down town, and although rather feeble, transacted business at his office. He was the president of the Lincoln National bank of this city and identified with many public enterprises of the city.

Judge Stephen A. Foley was born August 27, 1840, at the family home three miles east of Atlanta, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Foley.

Judge Foley who lived his earlier life here holding various positions on the farm and elsewhere until in the year 1865, he entered the law department of the University of Albany and studied law several years. He was admitted to the bar and became the practicing partner of the late James T. Hoblit. He provide himself a successful business man early in life, and he has been broadminded in his views and greatly aided to the betterment of the community. For twenty-five years he has been president of the library board and frequently endowed it with gifts, always supplying books that were of special benefit to the children in an educational way. A prominent Knight Templar, he belonged to various branches of the Masonic order and was a prominent member of the Trinity Episcopal church.

[Illinois State Register (Springfield, IL) - Wednesday, April 10, 1918]

Rusina Gaus

Mrs. Rusina Gaus, Lincoln, May 18, aged 35 years, 2 months, 17 days

[published in a Lincoln newspaper 5/1878; submitted by Peg]

Mrs. Garnet Hanson

New Holland - Mrs. Walter Osborn received word Tuesday from Arlington Heights of the death of Mrs. Garnet Shirley Hanson. She suffered a stroke and died at her home there. Funeral services and burial will be Friday at Arlington Heights. Her sister, Mrs. Mary Johnson died last year and there is a surviving brother, Charles Shirley of Chicago. Mrs. Hanson often visited with the Caldwell and Chestnut families here.

[Published 2/2/1950; submitted by Peg]

Mrs. Mary E. Heckard

(wife of John Heckard) d. Atlanta, Ill. March 5, 1871, aged 18 years, 5 months, 20 days.

[Compiled from old newspapers by Milo Custer in 1912 - Submitted by Teri Colglazier]

Mrs. C.J. Hill

Rites in Atlanta for Mrs. C.J. Hill, 81. Atlanta - word has been received here of the death of Mrs. C.J. Hill which occurred Sunday at Eureka Springs, Arkansas. She was born near McLean Aug. 2, 1857, the daughter of William and Hester Dyer Roach. The body will arrive in Atlanta Wednesday morning, and funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Tuttle Funeral Home. It will be in Roach's Chapel cemetery.

(Lincoln Courier March 7, 1939, submitted by Matthew, Rlferricks2)

Isaac Hoblit


The body of Ike Hoblit, for many years a resident of Atlanta, was brought to the Tuttle Funeral home, following his death Monday at the home of his son, Victor Hoblit, in Chicago. His death was sudden and unexpected.

Funeral services were held at the funeral home Wednesday at 2 p. m., the Rev. D. J. Geach officiating. Pallbearers were B. A. Shipley, Frank Shipley, Frank Perlman, T. J. Gilchrist, W. C. Reinmiller and Joe Becker. Burial was in Atlanta cemetery.

Mr. Hoblit was born June 10, 1877, on a farm east of Atlanta, the son of George and Dora Hoblit. He married Alice Meadows, who preceded him in death. He is survived by two sons, Victor, of Chicago; and Vaden, of Tabernash, Colo.; and a half-sister, Mrs. Grace Price, of Waynesville.

Attending the funeral from a distance were Vaden Hoblit and Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hoblit.

[*NOTE* Isaac "Ike" Hoblit tombstone as 1951 as the year of death. [unknown newspaper/date - Sub. by Ruth Price]

Frances A. Hoblit


News of the death of Mrs. Ike Hoblit Monday at 5:30 p. m. at St. Joseph's hospital in Bloomington came as a great shock to her many friends. She had undergone an operation for gall stones two weeks before and was thought to be making an excellent recovery when death struck suddenly.

The body was brought to the Tuttle Funeral Home in Atlanta and funeral services were held this (Thursday) morning at 10 o'clock, with the Rev. R. W. Seath officiating. Burial was in Atlanta cemetery.

Frances Alice Hoblit was born December 22, 1881, in Kentucky, a daughter of James and Eliza Bryant Meadows. She came to Illinois forty years ago and was married to Ike Hoblit, of Atlanta, on December 24, 1904, in Bloomington. The family lived here until nine years ago when they moved to Bloomington and have since resided there.

Surviving and her husband; two sons, Victor and Vaden, and a grandson, all of Chicago; and the following brothers and sisters; E. D. Meadows, Rochelle; Mrs. Iva Turner and Mrs Lena Wendell, both of Chicago; A. W. Meadows, Bloomington; R. O. Meadows, Epworth, Ky.; F. C. Meadows, Kansas City, Mo., and A. A. Meadows, Kingston, Ohio. She was a member of the Christian church and Royal Neighbors lodge.

[*NOTE* Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916-1950 list Frances A. Hoblit death date as May 11, 1942. - [unknown newspaper/date - Sub. by Ruth Price]

T. P. Husbrook, [Hasbrook?]

d. Lincoln, Ill. May 6, 1875, aged 59 years.

[Compiled from old newspapers by Milo Custer in 1912 - Submitted by Teri Colglazier]

Miss Maggie Inman

(Daughter of Jehu Inman,) d. Lincoln, Ill. Nov. 18, 1877, aged 20 years.

[Compiled from old newspapers by Milo Custer in 1912 - Submitted by Teri Colglazier]

Mrs. Hester M. James

Brought Here for Funeral. The remains of Mrs. Hester M. James were brought to Atlanta Wednesday evening from Eureka Springs, Ark. She died at that place Tuesday from cerebral hemorrhage. Mrs. James was 86 years of age and had been in poor health for more than a year at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G.J. Hill. Mrs. James was born and reared in this county and will be well remembered by our older people. She was married to Wm. Roach in early life and they resided on a farm between Atlanta and McLean for many years. After Mr. Roach's death she continued to reside on the farm, and later was married to James Adams. He lived but a short time, and later she married M. James, who is now deceased. Short funeral services were held at Roach's cemetery Thursday morning at 10:30, and interment was made in the family lot there.

(Atlanta Argus August 20, 1926, submitted by Matthew, Rlferricks2)

Clara M. Kapper

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. CLARA MARY KAPPER who died in her home about 4 miles southwest of Mt. Pulaski at 6 o'clock Saturday morning January 09, 1932, were held at 9:30 o'clock Monday morning January 11, 1932 in St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic church, conducted by Rev. R. C. Lane. The services consisted of Requiem High Mass assisted by the regular church choir directed by Mrs. Lorah Z. Lipp, organist. Omer Potter sang "Jesus, Gentlest Saviour" as a solo number.

Pallbearers were D. J. Fuhrer, Everette Sams, E. K. Connolley, Charles Schmitz, M. Schlachter and Joseph Fuhrer and burial was in the Mt. Pulaski cemetery.

Clara Mary Blank was born at Springtown, Ill, on March 30, 1891, and died at the age of 40 years, 10 months, and 9 days. Her parents were John and Matilda Blank. On March 01, 1916, she was married to A. E. Kapper, the young couple immediately coming to this vicinity to make their home. She leaves her husband and the following six children: Matilda, Isabele, Theresa, Wilford, Maurice and Virgil. Left also are her father and brothers Frank, Sylvester, Raymond and Martin Blank at Springtown; Peter Blank, Wendelin; Edward Blank, Peoria; sisters, Mrs. Mary Steber, Olney, and Mrs. Anna Bruder, Decatur.

Decedent had been ill for the past 18 months and during the past few weeks no hopes were had for her recovery. Mr. Kapper and his children, the oldest of which is just entering her teens, surely have the heartfelt sympathy of the people of the community in this hour of sad bereavement. [Mt. Pulaski Times, Thursday-January 14, 1932 - Submitted by Foxie Hagerty]

Among the out of town relatives and friends who were here on Monday to attend the funeral of Mrs. A. E. Kapper were: Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bruder and family, Mrs. Margaret Spiezel, Carl Spiezel, Mrs. Louise Broski, Miss Nettie Finch, Miss Anna Stacy, Fred Hahn, Decatur; Mr. and Mrs. Steber, Olney; Edward Blank, Peoria; Martin, and Sylvester Blank, and Samuel and Clem Kapper, Springtown; Peter Blank, Wendelin.

[Mt. Pulaski Times, Thursday-January 14, 1932 - Submitted by Foxie Hagerty]

James Killin

d. Atlanta, Ill. Oct. 30, 1871 , aged 80 years.

[Compiled from old newspapers by Milo Custer in 1912 - Submitted by Teri Colglazier]

Cornelius Lambert

d. Atlanta, Ill. Feb. 22, 1871 , aged 58 years.

[Compiled from old newspapers by Milo Custer in 1912 - Submitted by Teri Colglazier]

Ella Lawrence

Mrs. Ella Lawrence Died Here Sunday

The death of Mrs. Ella Lawrence, 74, of 202 ½ South Chicago Street, occurred at 3 a.m. Sunday at St. Clara's hospital. She had been ill five years and had entered the hospital Saturday.

The body was removed to the Sheets funeral home where the funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday with Pastor Earl C. Hargrove officiating. Burial will be in Bowers-Templeton cemetery.

She was born March 20, 1868 in Aetna township and married Jay Lawrence in 1897 in Broadwell, who survives. Mrs. Lawrence was a member of the First Christian church.

Note: Ella was a daughter of Moses H. and Nancy (Warrick) Fletcher.

[Lincoln Evening Courier, December 7, 1942, Page 8 - Submitted by L. Morgan]

Peter Leach

Peter Leach, 78, Dies in Atlanta

July 15, 1931, Peter B Leach, 78, passed away at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the home of his son Clarence Leach, in Atlanta following a two week illness due to paralysis. Mr Leach was born in Indiana and married Etta Bean of Lincoln who preceded him in death. Surviving are eight children: Mrs. JT Tuggle of Bloomington, Clarence Leach of Atlanta, Dow Leach of Minier, Harry Leach of Warrensburg, Mrs. Earl King of Minier, Nelson Leach of Normal, Paul of Utah, and Mrs Bert Johnston of Peoria. Three brothers surviving are: Charles Leach, Armington, Irvin Leach residing in Kansas and Wm Leach of Montana. The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock Friday morning from the Christian Church in Armington with Rev. LH Hope of this city in charge. Burial will be made in the Armington Cemetery.

(submitted by Nancy Leach Canzoneri, Gr Grandaughter of Peter Leach, Grandaughter of Nelson Leach)

Dora Longworth


Mrs. Dora Longworth, an old time resident of this vicinity, passed away at the home of her son, Ike Hoblit, 611 East Grove street, Bloomington, Wednesday night at 8:30. She suffered a cerebral hemorrhage two days before. Mrs. Longworth was born April 16, 1857, in Mason county, Ohio, but the greater part of her life was spent in Illinois. She is survived by the following children: Ike Hoblit, of Bloomington; Mrs. Grace Price, of Waynesville; and Fred Longworth, of Viroqua, Wis. There is also one surviving sister, Mrs. Lola Ewing, of Lawndale. Funeral services will be held at the Harkreader Funeral Chapel in Atlanta today (Friday) at 1:30 p.m., in charge of Rev. D. J. Geach, pastor of the Atlanta M. E. church. Burial will be in the Atlanta cemetery.

[The Atlanta Argus, Sept 1937 - Sub. by Randy & Ruth Price] *NOTE* Dora Longworth date of death is September 15, 1937.

Charles Luby

74, Dies Here Monday (dod.7/26/1943)

Charles Luby, 74, of 1002 North Logan St., died at his home at 6:30 Monday morning following several years of illness with a heart ailment. He was born in Germany Feb. 10, 1869, and was married at Minonk to Miss Mary Pokorski on Oct. 15, 1895. They moved to Lincoln soon after their marriage and Mr. Luby was employed in the coal mines here for many years. Surviving are the widow and the following sons and daughters:Mrs. Helen Bertoni, Mt. Pulaski; Jerry Luby, Hammond, Ind., and Theresa, Frank, William, Joseph, Agnes, Charles, John and Mary Luby, all of Chicago. The body has been removed to the Kerrigan Funeral chapel pending funeral arrangements.

[submitted by Peg])

James S. Martin

DIED. In Pekin, 2d, of consumption, James S. Martin, of Orvil township, aged 44. Mr. Martin was widely known as a man of integrity and high moral worth, and his death is a sad loss to relatives, friends, and the neighborhood. His remains were brought to Atlanta for interment, and the funeral took place from the Baptist church on Thursday, Rev E. J. Thomas preaching the sermon.

[*NOTE* Handwritten on the newspaper clipping is the date 3-1880. -- Paper Unknown, Contributed by Ruth Lowery Price]

Anne Matonis

Lincoln - Caught in a moving cable while playing at the summit of the slag pile at the Latham mine, Anne Matonis, 8 years old, was carried into the flywheel at the end of the dump and killed instantly. Her head was severed completely from her body. Several companions, at play with her, witnessed the tragedy. Her father is Tony Matonis, a saloon-keeper.

[Ste. Marie Tribune, Jasper County, IL Friday, December 19, 1913 - submitted by K. Torp]

Elizabeth McKee


Mrs. Elizabeth McKee died Thursday morning Sept. 17 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Powell in Boynton township. She had been sick for about 2 months from a complication of diseases incident to old age.

Elizabeth Eliza Stout, twin daughter of John and Elizabeth Stout was born near Columbus, Ohio April 10, 1820. Here she grew to womanhood and was married to John McKee July 4, 1840. The family moved to Illinois in 1852 settling near Atlanta and living in that place for many years.

She was the mother of 9 children all of whom are dead but three, Mrs. Sarah Price of Waynesville, John McKee of Mulvane, Kansas and Mrs. Lizzie Powell of Boynton. She is survived by twin sister Mrs. Nancy Botkin of Kenney who is the sole remaining member of the family. Her husband died in 1888 and she has since made her home with her daughter Mrs. Powell where she received every attention in her declining years. The funeral will be held Saturday in Atlanta at 2 p.m. at the Christian Church. Burial at Atlanta Cemetery.

[Source: Atlanta Argus, Sept. 18, 1903- Submitted by Randy and Ruth Price]

Thomas McKinnie

At the residence of his mother, Sarah A. McKinnie, in New Holland, Logan County, Ill., on Saturday morning, June 1, Thomas E. McKinnie, aged 28 years, 6 months and 7 days

[published in a Lincoln newspaper 5/1878; submitted by Peg ]

Minnie Michael

Funeral Services for Miss Minnie Michael were at 2 p.m. Monday from Zion Lutheran church. The Rev. Arthur E. Neitzel officiated and burial was in Union cemetery. Mrs. Margaret Conrady was soloist and Miss Helen Bullerman, organist. Pallbearers were George and Herbert Knollenberg, Walter Berger, John Blesemeier, Paul Boughan and Arthur Larson.

[Published 2/2/1950; submitted by Peg]

Nella R. Mickle


Nella R. Mickle, wife of W. E. Mickle, publisher of the Emden News and postmaster of at Emden, passed away Saturday at her home in Emden. Mrs. Mickle was one of the victims of typhoid fever, contracted at the woman's banquet given at the Emden Community House in October. The death of Miss Nellie Ireland, of Delavan, about two weeks ago, was the first attributed to the Emden epidemic, although many were taken ill. Pneumonia developed in the later stages of Mrs. Mickle's illness and a weakened heart was unable to stand the strain.

Mrs. Mickle was one of the most highly respected women of Emden community. She was born in King City, Mo., Nov. 15, 1879. She and her husband have been residents of Emden for the past twenty-eight years. She is survived by five children. A son, William, is in the federal service; another son, Lyle is at home. One daughter, May, is a teacher of the Ragan school, near Chestnut, another is Mrs. George Stalker of Cincinnati; and the third daughter, Louise, is at home.

The funeral was held from the Emden Christian church Tuesday afternoon, and interment was in Bethel cemetery.

[Source - The Atlanta Argus. Submitted by Ruth Lowery Price. *Note* Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950 list Nella R. Mickle's date of death is Dec. 19, 1925.]

Mrs. Elizabeth Miller

Died at Deaconess hospital, Friday morning, June 5, 1914, Mrs. Elizabeth Miller, aged 88 years. Decedent was born in Germany, June 5, 1826, coming to this country about forty-nine years ago. For the past several years she has made her home at the Deaconess hospital, where she died. Surviving are two daughters and one son, namely Mrs. John Buse of Burtonview, Ill. and Mrs. Charles Habeck of Storm Lake, Minn. and Jacob Miller of Cumberland, Wisc. No funeral arrangements have been made.

[submitted by Peg]

Jacob Miller

age 77
d.7/16/1909 Lincoln,Il.
Burial 7/17/1909 County Farm [submitted by src #1] Source info: Peg - nut4wolf@hotmail.com

[Info from death certificates]

M.A. Mills

M.A. Mills died at her home east of town last Friday morning. The deceased was an old resident coming here in 1829. Her last husband, Needham Roach, was a Cumberland Presbyterian preacher of much force of character. He preached in this neighborhood and the Roach Chapel on Clear Creek was named after him. The death of her second husband, Reason Mills, occurred April 17, 1895. Mary Ann Betisworth was born in West Virginia Dec. 26, 1811. Moved to Kentucky with her parents at an early age. Was married to Needham Roach in 1833. From this union was born nine children, six having passed away and three are still living. She was a true and faithful companion to Mr. Roach through adversity and prosperity up to the time of his death in 1967. She was again married to R. Mills in 1875. She was converted in August, 1832, twelve miles south of Springfield, Ill., at a Cumberland Presbyterian camp meeting and united with that church, of which she remained a faithful member until her death. The funeral was held Sunday at the Roach chapel and was largely attended by her many old friends and neighbors. Rev. E.J. Thomas conducted the services, and the interment was at the Roach burying ground.

(The Atlanta Argus, submitted by Matthew, Rlferricks2)

George W. Montague

d. Lincoln, Ill. May 7, 1875, aged 54 years.

[Compiled from old newspapers by Milo Custer in 1912 - Submitted by Teri Colglazier]

J.H. Murphy

Lincoln, Illinois April 17 - Suicide of a Commercial Traveler...........Last night a traveling man J.H. Murphy, representing a Cincinnati wholesale liquor house, committed suicide by taking morphine. He retired to bed, at the American House, a little after 9 o'clock, and this morning was found dead.

[Indiana Journal April 18, 1879 - submitted by Barb Ziegenmeyer]

Dr. Emmanuel Cross Nolan


In the unexpected death of Dr. E. C. Nolan which occurred in his home this city at 3:50 o'clock on Saturday morning, January 9, 1932, Mt. Pulaski. He was one of its best known citizens in the medical profession of one of the most honored members. Scores of persons in and near this city will miss him because of the fact that many persisted in going to him for medical advise even though he had left the active practice of medicine several years ago. Dr. Nolan was easily accessible and his counsel and helpful opinion though oftn sought was given freely in his blunt and friendly way. Dr. Nolan had not maintained a downtown office for several years, most of his time being passed with his books at home. He, however, never failed until the last few days of his life, to make daily and regular trips to the post office and the newstand in his tall and erect figure was always a familiar site to everyone in the community.

Emmanuel Cross Nolan whose parents, Thomas and Mary Dunnuck Nolan, came from Ohio and settled near Elkhart, Dr. Nolan was born Nov. 28, 18?3 at Spring Bank in Logan County, Illinois, and was aged 78 years, 1 month and 12 days at the time of his death. He received his early education in the public school sand then attended Wesleyan at Bloomington. Later he entered Rush Medical College where he received his degree. After leaving college, he secured employment in a drug store in Lincoln and it was there he was thus engaged that he began building up a practice in Mt. Pulaski. While making trips from Lincoln to the city on horseback. Dr. Nolan then moved to Mt. Pulaski and for over half a century, excepting a few years at Rockwell City, Iowa and at Rushville, Ill., his work has been in this community.

Dr. Nolan's first wife was Miss Eva Shoup who passed away about 50 years ago. They had one daughter Eleanor who passed away in her teens. About 30 years ago he was married to Mrs. Margaret Dillsaver who, with one stepson, A. F. Dillsaver survive. He was so openly interested in the education of his grandson who is a student at the University of Illinois, that a few years ago he took up the study of French with him and acquired an understandable reading knowledge of the language. During the past year, he has been carrying on a correspondence in Spanish. Possessed of a brilliant mind he has always been a great reader and student. Reading was his recreation and he dedicated to master difficult problems, intellectual or mechanical. Several years ago when Dr. and Mrs. Nolan acquired their first automoble he became intensely interested in the mechanical part of it so he would study up on the motor and not long before he knew the ins and wherefor of every part of the engine. He enjoyed the out-doors and of course he enjoyed many happy hours taking long walks in the timber and in the country.

Funeral services were held at ?ock on Monday afternoon at the family home conducted by Rev. H. Blout of Methodist church. E. Blear sang "Lead Kindly Light" "Abide With me" and "Jesus, lest his Saviour" The pallbearers were T. A. Scrog-???, A. A. Allspach, R. D. Aitchison, Connolley, L. F. sams and W. Schafer. Burial was in the Mt. Pulaski Cemetery. Flower Bearers were Miss Flora ??Hery, Miss Minie Hershey, R. D. Aichison, Mrs. F. J. Roth, Mrs. Carl Lipp.

Among some of those from out of town were Mrs. James Phelan, Mrs. Harold Trapp, Mabel and Mollie Cox and Mr. and Mrs. John Jones all of Lind??, Mr. John Jones who is past 85 years and taught a rural school in this county over fifty years ago.

[Mt. Pulaski Times, Thursday-January 14, 1932 - Submitted by Foxie Hagerty]

Mrs. Mary O'Connor Dead

Sister of Mrs. Sarah Randolph Expires at Mt. Pulaski

Mrs. Mary O'Connor, sister of Mrs. Sarah Randolph of College avenue, passed away at her home in Mt. Pulaski at 8:45 a.m. this morning, at the age of 80 years, 11 months and 10 days. Mrs. O'Connor was the widow of the late John O'Connor and the mother of Ralph O'Connor, chief of police of Mt. Pulaski. She was a resident of this county since birth.

Mrs. O'Connor, whose maiden name was Mary Fletcher, was the daughter of Eli and Marian Fletcher, and was born in Chester township on March 30, 1836. She was married to John O'Connor at Mt. Pulaski April 1, 1855. The husband preceded her in death about 26 years ago. The following children survive: George A. O'Connor, Kansas City, MO.; Mrs. Almira Stewart, Wellington, ILL.; and Alfred L. O'Connor of Mt. Pulaski. Besides the sister, Mrs. Sarah Randolph of Lincoln, there are the following brothers and sisters: Martin Fletcher, Oklahoma and Moses H. Fletcher, Mrs. Ella Reece and Mrs. Anna Alexander, deceased.

The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, March 13, at the Christian church at Mt. Pulaski, pastor Wright of Washington, Ill., will officiate. Interment in Mt. Pulaski cemetery.

[Lincoln Courier Herald, Saturday Evening, March 10, 1917, Page 2 - Submitted by L. Morgan]

Mrs. Lucy C. Oormesby

(Wife of Frederick L. Ormesby, Dau. of Mrs. U. K. Jackson,) b. Vandalia, Montgomery Co. O. 5/9/1843, d. Lincoln, Ill. 3/19/1872

[Compiled from old newspapers by Milo Custer in 1912 - Submitted by Teri Colglazier]

Miss Mary E. Owen ( Dau. of Jason Owen,) d. Elkhart Twp. Logan Co. Ill. 2/13/1871, a. 21 y. 9 ms.

[Compiled from old newspapers by Milo Custer in 1912 - Submitted by Teri Colglazier]

Mrs. F. Pokorski

Claimed By Death

Mrs. Frances Pokorski, widow of the late Joseph Pokorski, passed away at 2:30 o'clock Monday morning at the home at 1008 North Logan street. Mrs. Pokorski was born in Poland April 20, 1855 and died at the age of 75 years, 8 months and 22 days. Her husband passed away 25 years ago. The following nine children survive:Mrs. Mary Luby, Jack, Frank, Victor and Henry Pokorski of Lincoln; Mrs. Stella Jurick, Moweaqua; Mrs. Cecelia Moore, Los Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. Rose Nau and Mrs. Elizabeth Mooney of Peoria. She also leaves 32 grandchildren and one great grandchild. The funeral will take place at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning from St. Patrick's church with Rev. J.T. Mulgrew in charge. Burial will be in Holy Cross cemetery.

(dod.1/12/1931; submitted by Peg)

Joseph Pokorski

Gloomy Christmas Times for family

Joseph Pokorski, a miner at the Latham Coal Co., died at his home 613 Omaha Avenue, at 1:30 a.m. Friday, at the age of 56 years and 9 months. He had been sick for the past four months and was bed-ridden during the last seven weeks. Deceased has lived in the state of Illinois for the past twenty years. He came to this city in September, 1904, and had been employed in the Latham mine. He leaves surviving a wife and nine children, the youngest being five years of age. Two of the children are married and the remainder are at home, all living in this city. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. in St. Patrick's church, with burial in Holy Cross cemetery.

[DOD: 12/15/1905 date published: unknown; submitted by Peg]

John E. Powell

John E. Powell, Atlanta's oldest citizen, died at Brokaw hospital on Thursday morning at 2:20 o'clock. He had not been in good health for some time and was taken to the hospital Wednesday afternoon.

John Ellison Powell, only son of William and Eliza Quisenberry Powell, was born May 19, 1838, on what is known as the George Miller farm in Eminence township. There were four daughters in the family, all long since deceased. The father came to Illinois about 1835. He was a man of fine education and followed school teaching for several years, at one time teaching at the old log schoolhouse in Hittle's Grove. In 1850, the father bought the farm now occupied by A. E. Adams and moved his family there. Both father and mother died within a period of three months in 1852, death being due to malaria.

At the age of fourteen Mr. Powell was thrown upon his own resources. He found work and a home with Wm. Burt, with whom he remained for four years. He then worked for Wm. Britt until 1862, when he purchased his first 160 acres of land in

Tazewell county, Boynton township. In later years he added small tracts to his land holdings until he owned 410 acres of fine Illinois soil.

Mr. Powell had travelled extensively, one of the high spots being a visit to the Centennial Exposition in 1876. In 1878 he made a trip to France, combining business with pleasure by returning with three fine Percheron horses for the improvement of his stock on his Delavan Prairie farm. He was a lover of fine stock and did much to improve farming and stock raising standards in his neighborhood.

Among Mr. Powell's memories was attending one of the Lincoln-Douglas debates and he viewed the body of the great emancipator while lying in state at Springfield.

Mr. Powell was married to Mrs. Elizabeth McKee Tramp in 1885, to whose two children he was a true and devoted father. She died in 1909. On January 10, 1917, he was married to Miss Rose Milburn. They moved to Atlanta in 1918, and have since resided here. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rose E. Powell; one step-daughter, Daisy Eye, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a step-granddaughter, Mrs. Bernadine Thompson, of Akron, Ohio; also several nieces and nephews.

At an early age Mr. Powell accepted his Lord and was a faithful member of His church during his long life. He was a liberal man, a noble steward of his possessions and freely supported all vital interests of the kingdom of Christ which were dear to his heart.

Funeral services were held at the Atlanta Christian church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. L. C. Carawan was in charge, assisted by Rev. D. D. McColl. J. M. Dowdy sang with Mrs. Ethel Coddington at the instrument. The pall bearers were J. A. King, Louis Knecht, T. J. Gilchrist, William Miller, Otho Quisenberry and J. E. Botkin. Burial was in Bethel cemetery.

[Source: The Atlanta Argus - Friday, December 8, 1933 - Submitted by Randy and Ruth Price]

Mrs. Mary Pumpelly

b. Buckfield, Oxford Co. Maine, 1793, m. Bennett Pumpelly, d. at res. of her son, Dr. J. N. Pumpelly, Mt. Pulaski, Ill. 3/9/1876. (Husband d. 1858.)

[Compiled from old newspapers by Milo Custer in 1912 - Submitted by Teri Colglazier]

William C. Purviance

In the death of W. C. Purviance which occurred on Monday afternoon Jan 22, another well known citizen passed to the great beyond. Not in robust health due to asthma which was aggravated by the damp unseasonable weather he apparently was in his usual health and able to look after his business. He had been to the T. A. Scroggin residence to do some plumbing work and had started back about 3 o'clock to his shop when he was overcome with a heart attack which proved fatal. He was seen by High school pupils when he fell on the walk in front of the Scroggin residence. They hurried to his assistance and carried him to the Scroggin residence but death had claimed him before they arrived there. Dr. Van Hook was summoned but there was nothing he could do.

Coroner E. C. Goff was notified but deemed an inquest unnecesary as cause of death was very apparent.

Mr. Purviance was a familiar figure in Mt. Pulaski and was known to almost everyone in the community as his line of work took him to most homes in the city and surrounding country. For many years he was employed at the Mt. Pulaski Wind Mill company but for the past several years he had been engaged in the plumbing business for himself. he sharing a shop and office with C. E. Mueller in the basement of the Scroggin building.

William Chatham Purviance was born January 03, 1865 in Hopedale and died at the age of 67 years and 19 days. His parents were William H. and Sarah Mitchell Purviance, and his marriage to Miss Alice Lucile Webster took place on June 23, 1887. She passed away Sept 24, 1904. Two children who survive were born to this union Webster M. of Decatur and Wilma, now wife of C. E. Gilchrist of Lincoln. Left also are two brothers H. P. of Lincoln and James A. of Guthrie, Okla.

Mr. Purviance had been a resident of Mt. Pulaski about 35 years and was amember of the Modern Woodsmen lodge.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon Jan 24 in the Methodist church where for many years he had been a faithful attendant and an active worker in cloth church and Sunday school. The services were conducted by the pastor Rev. H. M. Blout and during the long service. Mrs. V. G. Connolley and Mrs. Glover Matthews rendered Abide with Me" and "Lead Kindly Light" to organ accompaniment by Mrs. Lorah Z. Lipp.; Pallbearers were B. Synder, T. A. Scroggin, David Cheek, Albert Shellhammer, V. G. Connolley and Chris Weller. Burial was in the Mt. Pulaski Cemetery.

The floral pieces were many and beautiful and the church was crowded to capacity with sorrowing relatives and friends who came to pay their last sad tribute to a good citizen, neighbor and above all a good man when and wherever met.

[The Mt. Pulaski Times, January 28, 1932 - Submitted by Foxie Hagerty]

Sarah Randolph


Sisters Die Only One Day Apart--Death Due to Pneumonia Mrs. Sarah Randolph, widow of the late J.S. Randolph, passed away at the family home, 525 College Avenue, at 10 o'clock last evening, of acute pneumonia. Death is doubly sad for the relatives in that it follows so closely the death of the sister of the deceased. Mrs. Mary O'Connor, which occurred at the home in Mt. Pulaski on Saturday morning. Mrs. Randolph had been ill since last Wednesday.

Sarah A. Fletcher was a resident of this county all her life, which extended over a period of seventy-eight years. She was a daughter of Eli and Marian Fletcher and was born in Chester township on February 17, 1839. On July 22, 1847* she was married to James Shelton Randolph and four years afterward the couple came to Lincoln, residing here continuously since. The husband passed away on April 10, 1906. Eight children were born of whom four survive: Mrs. Winifred Newton, wife of I.B. Newton of Los Angeles, CA; Herman D. Randolph, Aetna township; Harry H. Randolph of Chicago and Miss Hazel Randolph, at home. The deceased children are the following: Louise E., John, Frank Albert and Mamie. One brother survives, Martin Fletcher of Oklahoma. The deceased sisters and brother are: Mrs. Ella Reece, Mrs. Anna Alexander and Mrs. Mary O'Connor and Moses H. Fletcher. No arrangements for the funeral have as yet been made, pending word from the daughter, Mrs. Newton in Los Angeles.

Note: * Illinois State Marriage records give their marriage date as July 23, 1857, which is more reasonable.

[Lincoln Evening Courier-Herald, Monday Evening, March 12, 1917, Page 2 - Submitted by L. Morgan]

Grace Rhodes

69, New Holland, Dies

The death of Mrs. Grace Rhodes, 69, of New Holland, occurred at 5 p.m. Friday in St. Clara's hospital. She had been a resident of Logan County 29 years and resided with a daughter, Mrs. Geneva Hamil of New Holland. She was born April 30, 1878, in St. Louis, Mo., and was married to Edward Rhodes March 1, 1896 at Bingham. He died March 13, 1941. Her parents, John Wesley and Martha Brummett Weddle preceded her in death.

Survivors include the following children: Mrs. Velma Stevens, of Tiskilwa; Mrs. Helen Hunter, Mrs. Virgie Van Fossen, of Elkhart; Mrs. Geneva Hamil, Clifton Rhodes of New Holland; Clarence Rhodes, Oconee and Eldo Rhodes, of Peoria. A grandson Archie Rhodes, made his home with Mrs. Rhodes for a number of years. A brother and two sisters also survive: P.C. Weddle and Mrs. Edna Yenney, of Crivitz, Wis.; and Mrs. Jennie Yenney, of Altamont. Two children and four sisters preceded her in death. There are 43 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

The funeral will be at Shiloh church near Oconee, Ill. at 1 p.m. Sunday and burial will be in Zion Cemetery, Montgomery county. The body will remain at Wright's Funeral home until 10 a.m. Sunday.

[Published 12/19/1947 Lincoln Evening Courier; submitted by Peg]

Ed. Roach

Funeral. The remains of Mr. Ed. Roach, a former resident of this vicinity and who died at home in Phillips, Neb., arrived her to-day and were taken to the home north east of town. The funeral will occur tomorrow at 10 o'clock at the house after which the remains will be laid to rest in the Clear Creek cemetery. Atlanta Lodge A.F. and A.M. will have full charge of the ceremonies.

(Lincoln Herald March 1, 1894, submitted by Matthew, Rlferricks2)

Elsie Roach

An Old Settler Gone. On Sunday, Oct. 25, the funeral of Mrs. Elsie Roach, of Atlanta, took place and was largely attended as the deceases was an old and respected resident of the place. Several months ago the venerable lady fell and sustained a fractured hip from which she suffered excruciatingly up to the time of her death when relief came. Mrs. Roach bore the distinct honor of being the oldest living person in Atlanta township. She was 88 years of age and a native of Harper's Ferry, Va. Her residence in Atlanta covered many years.

(Lincoln Courier October 27, 1891, submitted by Matthew, Rlferricks2)

A Sainted Mother is Mourned in Death. Sketch of Life and Career of Late Mrs. J.Y. Roach, Whose Funeral Was Held Tuesday. The funeral of the late Mrs. J.Y. Roach was held Tuesday afternoon at the First C.P. church, of which the deceased was a member. The interment was made in Union cemetery, the following friends acting as pall bearers: A.C. Boyd, J.D. Paisley, G.G. Keown, G.I. Harry, L.L. Hatton, and Harry Starkey. The following sketch of Mrs. Roach was read: Again in the Providence of an all wise and good God are we called to pay a tribute of respect to the life and character of a saluted mother and sister and friend. Miss Magdalene Bettisworth was born April 3, 1828, at Fincastle, Va. Her father and mother's names were Evan and Drusilla Bettisworth. There were nine children, four sisters, and five brothers, in this family. The family moved from Virginia to Hancock county, Illinois, Nov. 7, 1833, and settled near Carthage. The subject of this memorial came on a visit to some relation near Atlanta, Ill., in 1852, where she met the family of her husband. In the following year, March 2, 1853, she was united in marriage to James Y. Roach at Waynesville, Ill., who passed on before her to the glory land Jan. 10, 1904. She began her married life on a farm near Atlanta. She professed religion and united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church at Roach's chapel, near Atlanta, shortly after she was married. She was of a deeply pious and spiritual nature and entered into this new life with all the ardor and enthusiasm of her soul. Her home in those early years being especially devoted to the cause of the new faith and the sacred cause with which she had given her unqualified allegiance. There were born to the union of James and Magdalene Roach five children, all of whom are living: Mrs. W.R. Tripp, Greenview, Ill.; John E., Lincoln, Ill.; Mrs. J.J. Gilchrist, Lincoln, Ill.; Miss Bessie and Elmer E., who lived with the mother on the Forsythe farm, near Lincoln, at the time of her going away. Of grandchildren there are seven. There is remaining of her father's family only one sister, Mrs. Enoch Ramsey of Hancock county, Illinois, who is in her eightieth year, and who was privileged to be with her sister the last two weeks of her earthly life. This sister has three children, one of whom is present today, Miss Hattie Ramsey. Mrs. Roach had lived her life since her marriage in McLean and Logan counties, save one year in the west. Her life had been especially full of earnest effort and unselfish devotion to her family. No two lives were more sweetly blended in devoted confidence and helpfulness than hers and her husband's, she gladly sharing her part of all adversity and loss with heroic devotion and courage. She had always been devout and conscientious in her Christian life, being pious without pretense. Her Christian life was so simple and direct that all who knew her never had to ask the question, is she a Christian? for all knew it by the spirit and deeds of her life. Her devotion to her own was simple and beautiful, for nothing was too good, no sacrifice too dear for her to make if it would contribute to the well being and happiness of her beloved ones. While she was thus deeply and wholly devoted to her family, yet she was a neighbor and friend who never forgot that all the human race is akin, and no service was to her hard or sacrifice dear if she could render help and comfort to those near her in times of need and distress. While she lived for her own she did not forget that He was bigger than her own four walls, so rendered helpful service to neighbors and friends. She was the counselor and confident of every member of her family, for husband and children all trusted and confided in her. She knew their all. They found in her the true mother spirit and wifely confidence. Devotion and self sacrifice was illustrated in her with those delicate touches and tender expressions that is seldom found in women. Her whole soul, devotion and living, planning and doing was for her family and friends and doing good as a royal Christian. She was not selfish, but broad and catholic in her thoughts for others, truly loving her own, but not forgetful to entertain strangers. These last years of her life have been full of feebleness and dependency. Since January, 1904, when her husband was taken, she had been lonesome and her spirit at time fairly cried out for the companionship of the best beloved gone on before; nevertheless she had been patiently waiting the coming of the white winged passenger who would release her and bring her to the many loved ones who had gone on to welcome her coming.

(Lincoln Herald April 26, 1906, submitted by Matthew, Rlferricks2)

John Roach

The remains of Mr. John Roach were brought here from Virginia, Ill., last Friday for burial, he having died the day previous at the home of his son, Jos. Roach. He had, until recently, lived here, being an old and esteemed citizen of this neighborhood for many years. He had enjoyed the honor of being the oldest man in the township for a long time, was a veteran of 1812 and the oldest Cumberland Presbyterian preacher in Illinois. He had been in poor health for several years, the infirmities of age bearing heavily upon him. The remains were interred in the Clear Creek grave yard. (Alanta Argus January 1, 1886, submitted by Matthew, Rlferricks2)

Death of a Veteran. Tuesday the 22d Mr. John Roach, so familiarly known as "Uncle Jackey", breathed his last at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joseph Roach, of Virginia, where he had been taken to spend the rest of his days, but a short time previous Mr. Roach was, with but one exception, probably, Atlanta's oldest resident, being at the time of his death in his 93d year. He was a veteran of the war of 1812, was with Jackson at New Orleans, and lived under every presidential administration since the formation of the government, casting his first vote for Gen. Jackson, whose political precepts he ever strongly favored. Mr. Roach was an early settler in this vicinity, and was a man well known and highly respected. His remains were brought here for burial, Thursday and the funeral was held at Roach Chapel, at Clear Creek, where they were laid to rest.

(Lincoln Herald Thursday December 31, 1885, submitted by Matthew, Rlferricks2)

John Y. Roach

John Y. Roach, a retired farmer, and for many years a resident of the county, succumbed in death Sunday, Jan. 10, at 12:35 p.m. at the residence on North Logan street, this city, aged 72 years 10 months and 29 days. The end was due to pleurisy and grip. Mr. Roach was born on a farm in Morgan county near Jacksonville. Most of his active days were spent at farming in Logan county, near Atlanta. After accumulating quite an estate and rearing a model family, Mr. Roach decided to retire from active farm life and enjoy the fruits of his labor in a quiet home life in the city. Hence a number of years ago he and his family located in Lincoln and have proven valuable residents of the community. Nor long ago Mr. and Mrs. Roach celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage. The deceased was a consistent christian man and a loyal member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. His political affiliations were with the Republican party. Mr. Roach is survived by the widow, who spent so many happy and successful years with him and five children. Mrs. W.R. Tripp, of Greenview, and Mrs. J.J. Gilchrist, Elmer, Bessie and John Roach of this city.

(Lincoln News Herald, January 1904, submitted by Matthew, Rlferricks2)

Thomas Roach

Thomas Roach, living east of Atlanta died at his home Friday morning after a long illness. For a long time he had been in failing health and his death was not unexpected. Mr. Roach was born near Jacksonville in 1844. When a boy his parents moved to Logan county, where he grew to manhood. On Feb. 26, 1877, he was married to Mary Pierce, and to them four daughters were born. He was a member of the Cumberland Presybterian church. The funeral will be held at the family residence.... [end of available info]

Mrs. Pansy P. Rogers

Services for Mrs. Pansy P. Rogers were at 11 a.m. Monday from Emden Christian church. The Rev. John M. Webb and the Rev. Thomas W. Overton were in charge of the service. Don Leach was soloist and Gene Jarrett accompanist.

Pallbearers were Earl Ruben, Robert Zumwalt, Edward Jeckel, Lynn Smallwood, William Bean and Roy Heineken

[Published 2/2/1950; submitted by Peg]

Raymond Roloff

Raymond F. Roloff, 76, of Lincoln, died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 11, 1923, in Peoria, the son of Frank E. and Sada R. Pfersick Roloff. He married Margie E. Simmons on May 17, 1946, in Peoria. She survives. Also surviving are one son, Roger R. Roloff of New Paltz, N.Y.; one daughter, Lynn C. Fearneyhough of Lincoln; one sister, Marjorie J. Putney of Peoria; two grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. He served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater during World War II as a sergeant surgical technician and was decorated with medals and honors. He was a member of Schuyler American Legion Post 4 in Rushville.

Mr. Roloff was sales manager of Bartlow Brothers, Inc., in Rushville from 1952-1973 and was owner of the Schuy-Ville Theatre in Rushville from 1974-1984. He was then employed as a Wal-Mart greeter in Lincoln from 1985-1998. He also was a pianist and composer of songs from 1946-1999 and was a member of American Federation of Musicians Local 330 in Macomb.

Funeral services for Mr. Roloff will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at the Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln. Carl Wiggins will officiate. Burial will be at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens in Peoria. Full military rites will be accorded at the gravesite.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

[The Rushville Times, Wednesday, April 5, 2000, page 17, column 1 - submitted by Sara Hemp]

Johanna Wilhelmine Schroeder

aged 73y, 3m, 6d
b.12/12/1869 Germany
d.3/18/1943 Lincoln, Il.
burial 3/21/1943 Richmond Grove Cem
Inf:Mrs. John Beverman [submitted by src #1]

Source info: Peg - nut4wolf@hotmail.com [Info from death certificates]

Mrs. Schroeder

Mrs. Henry Schroeder, Orvil Township, May 17, aged 36 years

[published in a Lincoln newspaper 5/1878; submitted by Peg ]

Mahala Selsor


Mrs. Mahala Selsor passed away at her home in the north part of town Tuesday morning at 7:30. She had been in failing health for a long time and her death is attributed to a general breakdown.

Mrs. Selsor came from one of the pioneer families of this locality. She was a daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Eli Jones, who came to this vicinity from Ohio before the big snow of 1830-1831. They settled on Kickapoo creek southeast of Atlanta, and it was here that Mrs. Selsor was born on December 7, 1845. She was a member of a family of nine children, five of whom are now living. They are Mrs. Sarah E. Dunham, of Chicago; Mrs. Phil Vance, of Atlanta; Mrs. Charles Pratt, of Chicago; W. A. Jones, of Atlanta; and J. D. Jones, of Chicago. She is also survived by two sons, Eli Selsor, now living near St. Louis; and David Selsor, of Bloomington. There are four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 2:30 p.m. at the M. E. church in charge of Rev. J. P. Cummins, pastor of the church. Internment will be made in the Atlanta cemetery.

[*NOTE* On the newspaper clipping is a handwritten date of 1-21-1916. (From The Atlanta Argus) Contributed by Ruth Lowery Price]

William Dean Shipley

William Dean, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shipley, died Wednesday morning about nine o'clock from pneumonia. He had never been a strong child and when the deadly disease attacked him he was unable to withstand its ravages. He was born September 30, 1909, He is survived by his parents, two sisters, Faye and Ferne, and one brother, Glenn, who have the sympathy of the community in the death of their son and brother. Funeral services will be held at the M. E. church, Friday morning, at 10 o'clock. Interment will be made in the Atlanta cemetery.

*NOTE* William Dean Shipley's date of death is March 14, 1917.

(From The Atlanta Argus - Contributed by Ruth Lowery Price]

Mrs. Smidt

Mrs. Theresia Smidt, Lincoln, May 26, aged 25 years, 6 months, 10 days

[published in a Lincoln newspaper 5/1878; submitted by Peg]

Jane Stall

At Lincoln, the other day, Jane Stall, aged twenty years, was found hanging dead in James Reame's barn. She was a domestic in Reame's household and was suffering from disease, the last of which is supposed to have been the inducing motive for the deed.

[Illinois State News, The Henry Republican, published April 12, 1883; transcribed by Nancy Piper]

Maude M. Stroud


This community was made sad on Monday morning when the news came of the death of Miss Maude Stroud, at her home in Eureka, after an illness with tubercular meningitis. Her critical condition was quite generally known here, but it had been hoped that her condition would make a change for the better.

Maude Maurine Stroud was born at the W. B. Stroud home place, northwest of Atlanta, December 8, 1896. The family moved to Atlanta while Maude was still a little girl and about fourteen years ago the family moved to Eureka, afterwards making their home at Long Beach, California. After the death of Mr. Stroud, which occurred July 23, 1915, Mrs. Stroud and her two daughters, Lucile and Maude, removed to Eureka, where the young ladies attended college.

Miss Stroud was a lovable young lady, full of vivacity, with a manner which endeared her to old and young alike. Besides the mother, she leaves two brothers and two sisters; M. E. Stroud, of Atlanta; S. L. Stroud, of Pasadena, California; Mrs. Fern Pratz, of La Junta, Colorado; and Lucile, at home. Funeral services were held at the Christian church in Eureka Wednesday morning, and the body was then brought to Atlanta in the afternoon and taken to the Mountjoy cemetery for interment. Rev. Newton officiated and the following young men acted as pallbearers; Barrett Rogers, Harold Rogers, Merlin Dowdy, Gus Adams, Ray Thompson and Eugene Crihfield.

[*NOTE* Maude Maurine Stroud's date of death is February 26, 1917. [From The Atlanta Argus, Contributed by Ruth Lowery Price.]

Smith Stroud

(Farmer,) d. at his res. 3 miles w. of Atlanta, Ill. 11/.../1877

[Compiled from old newspapers by Milo Custer in 1912 - Submitted by Teri Colglazier]

Elroy Swingle

LINCOLN - Roy Swingle, 77, of Lincoln died Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln is in charge of arrangements.

(also published in The Courier, Lincoln, IL) [The State Journal-Register,(Springfield, IL) - March 23, 2007 - submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

Alan B Swingle

LINCOLN -Alan B. Swingle, 72, Lincoln, died Wednesday (Oct. 10, 1990). Survivors: stepson, Paul Campbell, Lincoln; stepdaughter, Beverly Harruff, Lincoln; brothers, Kenneth, Earl, Roy, Charles and Vernon, all of Lincoln; sisters, Dorothy Bartels and Betty Emmons, both of Lincoln. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Visitation: one hour prior to services. Burial: Zion Cemetery, Lincoln, with full military rites.

[Herald & Review (Decatur, IL) - October 12, 1990 - Submitted By Ida Maack Recu]

Kenneth Swingle

DELAVAN - Kenneth Swingle, 67, of Delavan, formerly of Lincoln, died Friday, April 27, 2001, at Pekin Hospital. He was born Nov. 21, 1933, in Lincoln, the son of Clyde and Alma Westerman Swingle. He married Darlene A. Slack in 1956 in Clinton. Mr. Swingle was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean War. He was a backhoe driver for Pan Handle, retiring after 331/2 years of service. Survivors: wife, Darlene; a son, Timothy Swingle of Delavan; a daughter, Lori Ann Swingle of San Diego; a grandchild; four brothers, Earl, Roy, Charles and Vernon Swingle, all of Lincoln; and a sister, Dorothy Bartels of Lincoln. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Burial: Zion Cemetery in Lincoln.

[The State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL) - April 29, 2001 -Submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

Darlene Ann Swingle (nee Slack)

LINCOLN - Darlene Ann Swingle, 71, of Lincoln died Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, at St. John's Hospital. She was born Oct. 9, 1934, in Tazewell County, the daughter of Lawrence and Anna Bree Slack. She married Kenneth Swingle; he died in 2001. Survivors: son, Timothy Swingle of Delavan; daughter, Lori Swingle of Las Vegas; a grandson; three sisters, Joyce Simpson of Lake City, Mich., Delzana Klopp of Emden and Ilene Grisby of Michigan; and several nieces and nephews. Private family graveside services: Mount Zion Cemetery, Lincoln. Ellinger-Kunz Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements. [The State Journal-Register

(Springfield, IL) - December 21, 2005 Submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

Charles Dale Swingle

LINCOLN - Charles Dale Swingle, 78, of Lincoln died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 5, 1928, in Lincoln, the son of Clyde and Alma Westerman Swingle. He married Dixie Smith in 1950 in Lincoln; she preceded him in death. Mr. Swingle was a laborer for Pittsburg Plate Glass and the box factory. He served with the National Guard. Survivors: daughter, Doris (husband, Vernon) Jones of Lincoln; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Roy and Vernon Swingle, both of Lincoln; and sister, Dorothy Bartels of Lincoln. Services: 1 p.m. Monday, Bennett Funeral Home, Lincoln. Burial: Zion Cemetery.

[The State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL) - October 22, 2006 Submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

Vernon Swingle

LINCOLN - Vernon Swingle, 81 of Lincoln died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008 at his home. Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, in Lincoln is in charge of arrangements. [The Courier, (Lincoln, IL) - February 16, 2008 Submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

LINCOLN - Vernon Swingle, 81, Lincoln, retired construction worker and World War II Army Veteran, died Thursday (Feb. 14, 2008). Private family graveside services will be held in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Riverton with military rites. Herald & Review

(Decatur, IL) - February 17, 2008 - Submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

Jerome Wells


Jerome Wells, an old and highly respected resident of Pine Grove, died April 1. Mr. Wells has been in poor health for the past few years, but was not dangerously ill except during the week preceding his death. The funeral was held Friday at the Pine Grove Church. Rev. G. E. Heineck and Rev. J. W. Rigby officiating. Interment was made at the Pine Grove Cemetery.

Surviving Mr. Wells are his widow, four sons and a daughter. They are as follows: Mrs. J.D. Lester, Perry, Edward, Warren and Clifford, all of Hood River with the exception of Warren who makes his home at Aloha, Oregon. There also survives 9 grandchildren and sisters, Mrs. M. E. Thomas of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and Mrs. Emery Brock of Ovid, Colorado and a brother Charles of Kitscoty, Providence of Alberta.

Mr. Wells was born in Logan County, Illinois, 60 years ago. His marriage to Miss. Anna Mary Stricker occurred in 1876. They moved to Hood River in 1891, at which time Mr. Wells took up a homestead near Pine Grove. He had lived in that section every since and was highly thought of by all of his neighbors and friends. He was a member of the Methodist Church and had been an active member. (Hood River News or Hood River Glacier, Hood River, Oregon, April 1913)

(Submitted by Charlott Wells Jones who adds the following info: "Jerome Wells was the son of Andrew Wells and Eliza Ridgeway. Jerome was my great-grandfather.")

Morgan Williams

d. Atlanta, Ill. 3/2/1871, a. 40 y. 5 ms. 11 ds.

[Compiled from old newspapers by Milo Custer in 1912 - Submitted by Teri Colglazier]

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