Madison County, Illinois
In Madison county, lllinois on the 9th of March, Mr. DAVID ANDERSON, (formerly of New York,) aged about 70 years of age [Daily National Intelligencer, (Washington, DC) Friday, April 12, 1839]
Edward G Appel
Former Edwardsville resident, Edward G Appel, who had made his home in Sacramento, CA, since 1948, died there Wednesday [July 12]. Mr. Appel, who was retired, had been employed many years by the N. O. Nelson Manufacturing Company, here. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Gus (Veva June) Schlick, Sacramento, CA, and two grandchildren. His wife, the former Florence Drummond, died September 7, 1948. Friends may call after 4 pm Sunday at the Weber Funeral Home, where final rites will be held at 11 am Monday [July 17]. H. Edwin Harper, St Louis, a reader of the First Church of Christ Scientist, will conduct the service. Burial will be in St James cemetery, Ft. Russell township. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, July 14, 1961 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948]
Miss Elizabeth Appel Dies Here
Succumbs to Stroke of Apoplexy; Funeral Services to Be Held Tomorrow
Miss Elizabeth Appel of this city died at the home of a sister, Mrs. Edward A. Rohrkaste, here at 8:20 o'clock last night following a brief illness, due to a stroke of apoplexy. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Marks, Weber Funeral Home. Burial will be made at St. James Cemetery. Rev. H. J. Bredehoeft, pastor of Eden Evangelical church, will have charge. Miss Appel suffered a stroke about 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, shortly after a visit with her sister, Mrs. Rohrkaste, at which time she apparently was in good health. Leaving her sister's, Miss Appel was walking to the home of A. P. Wolf here, where she had been employed and made her home the past 45 years, when stricken. She was first taken to the Wolf residence and later was removed to the Rohrkaste home. Previously she had suffered a stroke 8 years ago.
Miss Appel was born in Ft Russell township on May 16, 1868, a daughter of Charles A. and Julia S. [Bayer] Appel. She attended Progress school in that township and later moved to Edwardsville. Miss Appel had remained here since, about 50 years. She was confirmed in the Eden church here. Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Rohrkaste and Mrs. Margaret Senn, and one brother, Edward G. Appel, all of this city, besides 17 nieces and nephews. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, February 11, 1935]
Miss Elizabeth Appel Interred at St James
Funeral services for Miss Elizabeth Appel, of this city, who died suddenly Friday night following a stroke of apoplexy, were conducted yesterday. Rites were held at Marks Weber funeral home at 2 o'clock, Rev. H. J. Bredehoeft, pastor of Eden Evangelical church, officiated. Interment was made at St James cemetery. Pallbearers were the following: Harris, Fred, and Carl Rohrkaste, Harry and Nelson Senn, and George Berlemann, all of this city, and nephews of Miss Appel. Services were largely attended. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, February 9, 1935 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948]
Margaret Bayer Appel
Mrs. Maggie Appel Expired on Sun.
Last of Family of Seven Children Succumbed at Home of Her Daughter
Mrs. Maggie Appel, resident of Edwardsville for nearly half a century and a native of Fort Russell township, died Sunday morning at 1:10 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emma M. Brown, of Schramm City, where she went several months ago on account of ill health. Death was due to an ailment of the heart. Mrs. Appel was one of a family of seven children. She is the last member of the family. Her ill health has extended over a period of several years. The final attack came on last Tuesday and her critical condition has been realized for several days. The body is being brought back to Edwardsville for burial. Services will be conducted at the Eden Evangelical Church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. J. H. Bredehoeft. Several relatives will serve as pallbearers. Burial will be made at St. James Cemetery on the Springfield Road north of Edwardsville.
Mrs. Appel was born on a farm north of Edwardsville. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johann W. Bayer. The date of her birth was December 27, 1851, and she had attained the age of 78 years, 2 months, and 9 days. She was the widow of the late Adam Appel. After spending her younger life in Fort Russell, she moved to Edwardsville and established a home at 358 St Andrews avenue. Besides the daughter with whom she had recently resided, she is survived by one son, William Appel, who has lately been living in Schramm City. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, March 10, 1930 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948]
Funeral services for William Appel, 83, a former Edwardsville resident who died Thursday night was held Saturday afternoon in Springfield. Mr. Appel, son of the late Adam and Margaret Bayer Appel of Edwardsville, is survived by a sister, Mrs. Emma Brown of Hillsboro, and a number of cousins, including Mrs. Margaret Senn of Collinsville, and Edward Appel, Sacramento, Calif., both formerly of this city. - [Edwardsville Intelligencer 9 Feb 1959 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948]
Michael R. "Mikie" Arro, 60, of Maryville, Ill., born March 19, 1948, in East St. Louis, Ill., died at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at his residence. Mr. Arro worked in productive maintenance at Granite City Steel for 31 years. He was a member of Sons of The American Legion, Collinsville, Ill., the Laker's Car Club, and United Steel Workers. Mikie was a Pontiac car enthusiast. His favorite car was a 1974 Pontiac Grand Prix named "Marilyn", and he also owned a 1963 Pontiac Bonneville Coupe named "Jeanne". He attended 1st Baptist Church, Maryville, Ill., and was an avid coin collector, slot machine collector and a NASCAR fan. Surviving are his wife, Jeanne, nee Maroon, Arro, whom he married on Feb. 14, 2000, at the St. Clair County Court House, Belleville, Ill.; children, Rosann (John) Rogers of Caseyville, Ill., Michael (Natalie) Arro of Collinsville, Ill., Brian (Ruth) Kuhl of Highland, Ill., Bradley (Lori) Kuhl of Highland, Ill., Theresa (Scott) Glueck of Belleville, Ill., and Lisa (Jeff) Niggli of Highland, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his parents, Joe Q. and Minnie, nee Reano, Arro; a brother, Joseph "Joe" (Beth) Arro of Collinsville, Ill.; canine daughter, Katie; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 20, 2008, at Herbert A. Kassly Funeral Home, Collinsville, Ill. Funeral: Funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 20, 2008, at Herbert A. Kassly Funeral Home, Collinsville, Ill., with Pastor Rich Cochran officiating. - [HERBERT A. KASSLY FUNERAL HOME, Collinsville, Ill. - Submitted by Char, CAK8948]
Minnie Arro, nee Reano, 85, of Caseyville, Ill., born Dec. 22, 1922, in Harrisburg, Ill., died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008, at her residence. Mrs. Arro was a retired sales person at Famous Barr, Fairview Heights, Ill. She was a lifetime member of VFW Post 5691 Auxiliary, Collinsville, Ill.; a member of the Red Hat Society; avid pinochle player at the Collinsville Senior Citizen; a member of the American Legion Post 365 for 24 years and also served as a Chaplain. She and her husband, Joe, also owned the Arro East Inn Tavern in Collinsville, Ill., from 1962 to 1968, which was known for Minnie's famous poorboy sandwiches. Minnie loved people and her family dearly. Her greatest joy was the American Legion Fish Fry on Friday nights. She loved serving her many friends and new customers. She was preceded in death by her parents, Antonio "Tony" and Domenico "Minnie," nee Gallas , Reano; and a son, Michael Richard Arro, who died on June 17, 2008.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph Q. "Joe" Arro of Caseyville, Ill., whom she married on August 25, 1940, in Christopher, Ill.; a son, Joe Anthony (Beth) Arro of Collinsville, Ill.; a sister, Margaret Slimak of Collinsville, Ill.; a daughter-in-law, Jeanie, nee Maroon, Arro of Maryville, Ill.; her grandchildren, Tony Louis (Elizabeth) Arro of Caseyville, Ill., Tara Jean Arro of Collinsville, Ill., Rosann (John) Rogers of Hollywood Heights, Ill., and Michael Anthony (Natalie) Arro of Collinsville, Ill.; her step-grandchildren, Kyle Jones of Collinsville, Ill., and Kevin Jones of Glen Carbon, Ill.; her great-grandchildren, Isabella Arro of Caseyville, Ill., and Ryan Artime of Collinsville, Ill.; and her step-great-grandchildren, Rachel Mauch of Caseyville, Ill., Elliot Mauch of Caseyville, Ill., and Stuart Mauch of Caseyville, Ill.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, at Herbert A. Kassly Funeral Home, Collinsville, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008, at Herbert A. Kassly Funeral Home, Collinsville, Ill., with Father John Beveridge officiating. Burial will be in Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery, Collinsville, Ill. [HERBERT A. KASSLY FUNERAL HOME, Collinsville, Ill.- Submitted by Char, CAK8948]
Elizabeth Weeks Bailey
Death of Mrs. Bailey
Mrs. Elizabeth Bailey, an old resident of the city, died about 2 o'clock this morning at the age of 58 years, after a brief illness of a congestive chill. She left a mother [Lydia Weeks], a husband, and four children, Messrs George and Alfred Bailey and two daughters to mourn her death. Mrs. Bailey was born in Alton November, 1828, which was nearly five years before the settlement was incorporated as a town. She was, therefore, at the time of her death, probably the oldest native resident of this city. The funeral will take place at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the Congregational church. Friends of the family are invited to attend. [Alton Evening Telegraph, 10 June 1886; Sub. by Sheryl Pedigo Spinden]
Earl J. Barnsback
Ex-City Alderman Barnsback, 56, Dies
Former Alderman Earl J. [Jacob] Barnsback, 56, 22 Rock Hill Ct., died at 2:30 pm Wednesday [Oct 11] in St Luke's Hospital, St Louis. He had been hospitalized 6 days. He was a carpenter for 26 years. The last four years he worked for Melvin Suhre. He was born July 11, 1916, in Edwardsville, the son of Mrs. Bertha R. Barnsback of Edwardsville and the late Fred E. Barnsback. He was married to Bernice Eihausen of Edwardsville on October 6, 1940 in Eden [Evangelical and Reform] United Church of Christ, Edwardsville. She survives. Also surviving are a son, Terry Barnsback at home, a daughter, Mrs. James (Cheryl) Myrick of St Louis and one grandchild. He was a member of Eden United Church of Christ, Edwardsville, a former Edwardsville City Alderman and a member of Edwardsville Post 199 of the American Legion, the Last Man's club, Carpenter Local 378, Edwardsville, Edwardsville's Musicians Local, the Greater Alton Hammond Organ Society, and Eden Brotherhood. Friends may call after 2 pm Friday at the Lesley Marks Funeral Home in Edwardsville until 11 am Saturday, when the body will be taken to Eden church. Services will be at 2 pm Saturday in the church. Rev. Paul Rahmeier, interim pastor of Eden United Church of Christ, will officiate. Burial will be in Valley View cemetery. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, October 12, 1972 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948]
F. E. Barnsback
Fred E. Barnsback, 816 Prickett Ave., a retired state highway maintenance patrolman, died this morning at 12.45 at St Joseph's Hospital, Highland, where he had been a patient two weeks. He was 76 years old. Mr. Barnsback had farmed in Pin Oak township for 20 years, after which he moved to Edwardsville where he resided the past 40 years. He had been employed by the Illinois Highway Maintenance Department for 16 years. Born May 20, 1887, he was a son of the late Fred J and Kate Vinyard Barnsback of Pin Oak township. He was married February 11, 1914 in Edwardsville by the Rev. H. U. Rohm to Miss Bertha Bayer, who survived. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Earl J. of this city; two grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Earl (Myrtle) Herrin of Edwardsville. One brother died in infancy. The body may be viewed at the Lesley Marks funeral home after 2 pm Wednesday until the service Thursday at 2 pm. The Rev. Paul Stange, interim pastor of Eden United Church of Christ, will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery. Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, January 21, 1964 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948]
OLDEST RESIDENT OF MADISON COUNTY DIES AT NINETY-SIX.
Mrs. Mary Barnsback, Who Came of Family Noted for Longevity, Had Not Been Sick.
Death claimed yesterday morning the oldest resident of Madison County, Mrs. Mary M. Barnsback of Edwardsville. Mrs. Barnsback would have celebrated her ninety-sixth anniversary in March. Longevity was one of the characteristics of her family, a sister having died in Upper Alton several years ago at the age of 98. Other members of the family approached the century mark. Mrs. Barnsback suffered from no special Illness and had never been sick in her life. Her death was due merely to a general giving way, induced by her great age. Sunday, she was about the house as usual, but was too weak to rise the next morning, and gradually sank until the end came at 6:15 yesterday morning. Mrs. Barnsback would have been, had she lived until fall, a widow for half a century, as her husband, Julius L. Barnsback, died in 1853. There are three children: Mrs. Elizabeth Prickett, Julia C Barnsback and Henry O. Barnsback and many children and great-grandchildren, through the county and in other states. "Gran dma" Barnsback, as she was generally known, was the senior in the Mad ison County Old Settlers' Association, and each June, at the annual meeting, received a bouquet. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon from the residence on St. Andrew's avenue, and the burial will be at Woodlawn. [St. Louis Republic., January 08, 1903]
Albert E. Bayer
Albert Edward Bayer, 59, 231 Norwood Place, East Alton, died Saturday [June 1] at 5 p.m. at St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield, where he had been a patient for the past year. Mr. Bayer, a long-time resident of Edwardsville, was an assistant operating supervisor at Shell Oil Company's Wood River refinery. Born May 7, 1898 in Ft. Russell Township, he was the son of the late Edward D. and Julia Haase Bayer. The deceased is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Birchard to who he was married Sept 3, 1954 in Edwardsville, three daughters, Mrs. W. H. (Vera) Jaeger, Neosho, Mo., Mrs. H.E. (Betty) Marti, Edwardsville, and Mrs. C.E. (Mary) Rinck, Collinsville; two sons Logan and Albert P., both of Edwardsville, and eight grandchildren. He is preceded in death on May 11, 1951 by his first wife Freda Steiner Bayer to whom he was married Sept 11, 1919 and one son, Jack. Active in civic and community affairs, Mr. Bayer was a member of the local Eden Evangelical and Reformed church and was for many years a member and secretary of the Edwardsville Board of Education. He distinguished himself in Masonic circles, receiving the coveted thirty-third degree. A member of Edwardsville Lodge Number 99, A.F. and A.M., he held the office of Worshipful Master in 1929 and has served as secretary since 1931, a position he also held in the Edwardsville chapter 146, R.A.M., form 1931-54. Mr. Bayer was a past patron of the Edwardsville chapter 667, Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the Mississippi Valley consistory, Ainad temple, Order of the Mystic Shrine, and the Edwardsville and Wood River Shrine clubs. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the local Temple Association for 26 years. Friends may call at the Weber funeral home until 2 p.m. Tuesday at which time services will be held there with Rev. R.F. Tromohlen officiating. Masonic services will be held at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Monday. Interment will be in St. James cemetery in Ft. Russell Township. Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, June 3, 1957 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948]
Mrs. Freda Bayer, 53, of 320 State Street died Friday [May 11] at 11 a.m. at St Luke's hospital in St. Louis where she has been a patient for three days. She was born Sept 12, 1897, in St. Louis, the daughter of the late John Steiner and Mrs. Pauline Steiner of this city. She was married to Albert E. Bayer on Sept 11, 1919, in this city, who survives. Besides her husband and mother she is survived by two sons, Logan E. Bayer and Albert P. Bayer of this city; three daughters, Mrs. William H. (Vera) Jaeger of Redonda Beach, Calif., Mrs. Homer (Betty) Marti and Mrs. C.E. (Mary) Rinck of Collinsville; one brother, Arnold Steiner of this city; one sister, Miss Pauline Steiner of this city, and seven grandchildren. One son, John A. Bayer, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star 667, the Eden Evangelical church and the Women's guild committee 4. Friends may call at the Marks-Weber funeral home after 12 noon Sunday until 11 a.m. Monday, when the body will be taken to the Eden Evangelical church to lie in state until services are held at 2 p.m. with Rev. H.J. Bredehoeft officiating. Interment will be held in St. James cemetery in Ft. Russell township. (Died May 11, 1951.) Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, May 12, 1951 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948]
Death of Jacob Bayer, of this City
Jacob Bayer, a well known citizen of lower Edwardsville, died Thursday [Jun 27] morning at eleven o'clock, after an illness of several months' duration. His last illness was inflammatory rheumatism and paralysis. The funeral ceremonies were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Franklin Grove, No. 22 U.A.O.D. [United Ancient Order of Druids]. Services were held at the family residence, at which Rev. Carl Kunzmann delivered a sermon, Fred Gaertner, Past Noble Grand Arch of the Druids, made remarks appropriate for the occasion. After the ceremonies the remains were taken to Woodlawn Cemetery for interment. The deceased was highly esteemed by the large concourse of friends who followed the remains to the last resting place. The Firemen and Druids, of which the deceased was a member, participated. The pall bearers, members of the U.A.O.D. were Peter Greenwood, and Nicholas Schmitt, of Bethalto, and Phillip Krappes, John Schlemmer, Daniel Bernreuther, and Balser Sommerlad of this city. Deceased was born in Rhine Province, Bavaria in 1842, and was 47 years and 10 months old at his death. He came to the United States with his parents in 1846, settling two miles north of Edwardsville in Ft. Russell township, where he resided for about thirty-two years. He removed to this city eleven years ago and engaged in business. He was the first assessor of Ft. Russell, serving two terms, and has been Past Arch of Franklin Grove, No. 22 U.A.O.D. He leaves a wife [Theresa Klaus] and five children, four boys and one girl, to lament his demise. The children are Jacob, John, Fred, and Edward and Mrs. Edward Dippold. He also has surviving him an aged mother [Katherine Pausch Bayer], one brother [Edward David Bayer], and three sisters [Mrs. Julia Appel, Mrs. Catherine Ficker, and Mrs. Margaret Appel], besides a wide circle of relatives and friends in this city and Ft. Russell who regret his death. The family are under obligations and are thankful to the Fire Company, Druids, and citizens for favors extended during their affliction. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, July 3, 1889 - CAK8948]
Mrs. E. D. Bayer Dies
Mrs. Julia Bayer, wife of E.D. Bayer, died this afternoon at 1:10 o'clock at the family residence, 1415 North Main street, from a paralytic stroke, which came on this morning at 10:30 o'clock. She arose this morning in high spirits and the death is a severe shock to members of the family. Mrs. Bayer was 58 years old. Besides her husband, two children, Mrs. John Hardbeck and Albert Bayer survive. A daughter, Mrs. Fred Michel died on March 2 last. Funeral arrangements had not been made at the time of going to press. [Died October 18, 1919) Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, October 20, 1919]
Funeral Held Today - Many Attend Services for Mrs. Julia Bayer - Burial at St. James Cemetery Near Her Former Home
The death of Mrs. Julia Bayer, briefly told in the Intelligencer Saturday afternoon resulting from a paralytic stroke three hours after it came on, was a great shock to her many friends and acquaintances. Mrs. Bayer has been in better health during the past three months that in several years. Saturday morning she arose and after each a lunch about 10:30 o'clock has gone to the second floor to do some work. The attack came on a few minutes later and she was found by her daughter, Mrs. John Hardbeck, who called Mr. Bayer, bailiff in the county court. He was taken home in an automobile, Mrs. Bayer being unconscious when he arrived. The physician pronounced her case as hopeless. The end came at 1:10 p.m. Mrs. Bayer at breakfast spoke of plans made for the next five Sundays. She anticipated visiting several relatives and entertaining others at her home before winter set in. Four years ago Mrs. Bayer was taken critically ill with a kidney trouble, but showed improvement after nearly a year. The attack was followed with another of similar symptoms and she finally underwent surgical operation, having one kidney removed. Mrs. Bayer was a native of Edwardsville. Her maiden name was Miss Julia Haase and she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Haase, and was born on February 22, 1861 being in her 58th year at the time of death. She was one of a family of five sisters. Her birthplace was in a residence on the Alton road. She was educated in the local schools and grew to womanhood here. Her marriage to Mr. Bayer was solemnized on August 19, 1880, and they located on a farm in Ft. Russell township, remaining there until 1904 when Mr. Bayer retired. Her husband and two children survive her. They are Mrs. John Hardbeck or Edwardsville and Albert Bayer of Alhambra. There is also one sister, Mrs. Jacob Wenner of Staunton. Since that time the family has lived in Edwardsville. Mrs. Bayer was a member of Eden Evangelical church and of the Fraueverein and has been active in both organizations. She was a kind and gentle wife and mother and had a wide circle of friends. Her disposition was rather quiet and unassuming, but she enjoyed socialibility and company. The funeral was held this afternoon from the family residence, 1415 North Main street to the Eden Evangelical church. Services were conducted by Rev. H Rahn and were largely attended. The pall bearers were John F Helmkamp, George Hardbeck, Sr., William E. Stahlhut, H.H. Stahlhut, Henry W. Take, Sr., and M.M. Buchta. Burial was in St. James Evangelical Cemetery north of Edwardsville. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, October 18, 1919 - CAK8948]
Logan Edward Bayer
Logan E. [Edward] Bayer, 68, of Edwardsville, died at 8:36 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 1990, at Anderson Hospital, Maryville. He was born on Oct. 13, 1921, at Edwardsville, as son of the late Albert [Edward] and Frieda [Roselia] Steiner Bayer. He married Betty J. [Jane] Jackson on Dec 12, 1942, in Baltimore, MD. She survives. Also surviving are a brother, Albert P. [Paul] Bayer of Edwardsville, three sisters: Betty J. [Jane] Marti of Edwardsville, Mary [Ann] Rinck of Collinsville, and Vera [Julia] Jaeger of Huntsville. Ala. One brother, John A. [Arnold] Bayer, preceded him in death. Mr. Bayer worked at Shell Oil Co., Wood River, for 38 years retiring on March 1, 1984. He has served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II, and has served as an alderman for the city of Edwardsville for 12 years. Mr. Bayer was a member of American Legion Post 199, Edwardsville; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Edwardsville Moose Lodge 1561; the Edwardsville Gun Club, and the Edwardsville Volunteer Fire Department. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26 at Weber Funeral Home, Edwardsville. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday Aug. 27, at the Weber Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Herbert Stemler officiating. Burial will be in the Valley View Cemetery, Edwardsville. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, Aug 23, 1990 - CAK8948]
William A. Beaty
Died – In Alton, on the 7th ult. Mr. William A. Beaty, one of the publishe rs of the “Telegraph” as that place, aged 29 [Sangamo Journal (Sprin gfield, IL) – Friday, October 16, 1840]
Charles J. Bender, 81, formerly of 418 Hillsboro Ave., died at 12:05 am Sunday in the Eunice Smith Extended Care Home at Alton, where he was a patient for a year and a half. He was a retired auto sales Man and a former director of Peoples Saving and Loan Association. Born May 21, 1891 in Wanda, he was a son of Herman and Mary Sido Bender. He was married to Edna T Dippold, who survives on Feb 20, 1917 in Edwardsville. Besides his parents, seven brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of Eden United Church of Christ and the Churchmen's Fellowship. Friends may call at the Weber Funeral Home after 4 pm today. Services will be at 1 pm Tuesday in the funeral home. The Rev Paul Rahmeier will officiate. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, Sep 10, 1972]
Young Lady is Dead
Miss Clara Berlemann, age 19 years, died at her home on Garden street at 11:40 o'clock this morning. Just a year ago today her mother, Mrs. Charles Berlemann, was buried. Miss Berlemann's death was rather sudden, although she had been ill for almost a year, suffering from tuberculosis. She is survived by her father, Charles Berlemann, and two brothers and two sisters. They are: Mrs. Louisa Farrell, of Columbus, Ohio; Miss Dora and George Berlemann, of this city; and Charles, of Phoenix, Arizona. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family residence. Miss Clara was born February 9, 1896 and has spent her entire life in Edwardsville. Her death is sincerely mourned by her numerous friends with who she was very popular. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, Jul 3, 1916 - CAK8948]
Florence V. Best
Long-Time Worden Resident, Passed Away at Age 85
Florence Valretta Best, age 85, long time resident of Worden, IL, died July 12, 1971, of a massive stroke at Tower View Nursing Home in Bunker Hill, IL.
Mrs. Best was born in Martinsburg Precinct, Audrain County, Missouri, on February 18, 1886, to John E. Williams and Sarah Anna Margaret (Clifford) Williams. She was the fourth of six children, all of whom she survived. They included Frederick Williams; Mrs. Mary Ebbert Vice; Charles Elden Williams; Miss Francis Williams, and Mrs. Sarah Fulford. In 1906, Mrs. Best moved with her family from Danville, Vermilion, IL to Worden, where her father became a mine boss at the Williamson Coal Mine. There she met and married life-long resident William Milton Best, son of Holland Jesse Best and Mary Elizabeth (Camp) Best. They were married in August 16, 1908. Until the birth of her first child, Mrs. Best was a school teacher in Worden. Mrs. Best was the mother of seven children: Mrs. Margaret East, Jerseyville, Jersey, IL; Harold Elvis Best, Benld, Macoupin, IL; Donnelly Best and Frederick Earl Best, both of Bethalto, IL; Carl Edward Best, Worden; and twins, Charnice Orr and Charles Dorr Best, both of San Diego, CA. She was preceded in death by her husband, William, who died in 1960. Mrs. Best was a dedicated member of the Worden Methodist Church and she lived on McKinley Street in Worden until 1970, when due to ill health, she was moved to Tower View Nursing Home in Bunker Hill. The viewing of Mrs. Best took place July 14, 1971, at Williamson Funeral Home in Worden from 4-8 p.m. Burial was in Worden City Cemetery at 2 p.m. July 15, 1971. [Submitted by Myra Best Christeck, granddaughter]
Albert W. Betzold
Final rites for Albert W. Betzold were held Wednesday at 4 pm form the Weber funeral home with the Rev. H. J. Bredehoeft and the Rev. F. L. Kinsman officiating. During the services Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Wilson sang two songs: "The Home Over There" and "The Christian's Good Night." They were accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Charles Bradley. Pallbearers were R. H. Wilson, F. P. Betzold, William Foster, Bert Brooks, Alvin Bohm, and Al Rethmeier. Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, July 3, 1952 - CAK8948]
Amelia P. Betzold
Lifelong Resident Succumbs at Home
Funeral Services for Mrs. F. Betzold to be Held Sunday
Mrs. Amelia P Betzold, wife of Fred Betzold of this city, died at 12:45 o'clock this morning following a lingering illness, due to complications. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 1:30 at the residence, thence to the Eden Evangelical Church at 2 o'clock, Rev. H. J. Bredehoeft officiating. Interment will be in St James' Cemetery, north of Edwardsville on the Springfield road. The body will be held at the Schneider Funeral Home until tomorrow afternoon, when it will be removed to the residence. A life-long resident of this city, Mrs. Betzold was born December 15, 1868, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernst Rohrkaste. She was united in marriage with Fred Betzold, also of this city, on February 12, 1889. Mrs. Betzold was a member of the Eden Evangelical Church of this city and also of the Ladies Aid Society of that church. Her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Paul Hamman, Chicago, Mrs. Doris Wickenhauser, Alton, and Miss Hazel Betzold, Edwardsville; two sons, Elmer and Fred Betzold, Edwardsville, one sister, Mrs. Lillie Puhse, Edwardsville, two brothers, Herman Rohrkaste, Lexa, Arkansas, and Edward A. Rohrkaste, Edwardsville, and 5 grandchildren survive. One daughter preceded Mrs. Betzold in death two years ago. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, Aug 11, 1932 - CAK8948]
Mrs. Augusta Betzold, 77, died Saturday [Oct 18] afternoon in an Alton hospital. She was born September 1, 1875 in Edwardsville, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Regina Hess. She was married to Otto Betzold, who preceded her in death in 1939. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. W. H. Picard of New Orleans, LA and one sister, Miss Minnie Stieren of Edwardsville. The body may be viewed at the Schneider funeral home after 4 pm Tuesday until the time of the service at 9 am Wednesday at St Boniface church. The Rev. A. Cepanis will officiate. Burial will be in St James Cemetery. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, Oct 20, 1952 - CAK8948]
Former Alderman and Police Magistrate Elmer E[dward] Betzold, 320 Liberty st., died Friday [October 6] in St Joseph's Hospital in Highland. He was 77. Mr. Betzold had been a patient in the hospital six weeks. He was a First Ward Alderman several terms and served as Police Magistrate four years. He was a member of the Edwardsville Volunteer Fire Department for more that 45 years. He had lived in Edwardsville all his life. Mr. Betzold was married to Frances Utechtt on May 10, 1916 in Eden church in Edwardsville. Mrs. Betzold survives. The couple celebrated a 50th wedding anniversary last year.
Mr. Betzold worked for N. O. Nelson Company and as a meat cutter. He was born June 9, 1890, in Edwardsville, the son of the last Fred and Amelia Rohrkaste Betzold. He was a member of Eden United Church of Christ. In addition to his wife, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Clarence Hofeditz of Edwardsville; two sisters, Mrs. Herbert Wickenhauser of Alton and Hazel Betzold of Edwardsville, and three grandsons. Mr. Betzold was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother. Services are scheduled at 3:30 pm Monday in the Weber Funeral Home in Edwardsville. The Rev. Donald E. Crismon will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10:30 am Sunday. The Volunteer Fire Department will hold a service at 7:30 pm Sunday at the funeral home. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, October 7, 1967 - submitted by CAK8948]
Frances E Betzold
Frances E Betzold, 83, of 320 Liberty st., an area resident all her life, died at 2:30 pm Wednesday, November 23, 1977, in Wood River Township Hospital. She had been ill the past six weeks. Mrs. Betzold was born October 3, 1894 in Edwardsville, a daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Schneider Utechtt. She was married on May 10, 1916 in Edwardsville, to Elmer E[dward] 'Fuzzy' Betzold. The Rev. H. U. Rahn performed the ceremony. Mr. Betzold died October 6, 1967. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Cleo Hofeditz of Edwardsville, grandsons, Brad Hofeditz and Mark Hofeditz of Edwardsville and Kevin Hofeditz of St Louis, one great grandson, and brothers Edward Utechtt and Melvin Utechtt, and a sister, Mrs. Rozella Lamkin, all of Edwardsville. Two brothers and a sister are deceased. Mrs. Betzold was a member of Eden United Church of Christ and of the Eden Women's Guild, Circle 3. Friends may call today in Weber Funeral Home. A funeral service will be at 1 pm Saturday in the funeral home, the Rev. Allen Dempsey, pastor of Eden church, officiates. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, November 25, 1977 - submitted by CAK8948]
Fred Betzold, 83, of 621 Hancock Ave., a retired policeman, former deputy sheriff, and constable, died at 10:15 am Friday [Mar 21] at St Joseph's Hospital in Alton where he had been a patient since Tuesday following a stroke at his home Monday evening. He was born July 12, 1868, in this city, the son of the late Casper and Eva Betzold. He was married to Miss Amelia Rohrkaste February 13, 1890, in this city. She preceded him in death in August, 1930. He is survived by two sons, Elmer and F. Percy Betzold of this city; 3 daughters, Mrs. Elsie Luthringer of Chicago, Mrs. Doris Wickenhauser of Alton, and Miss Hazel Betzold of this city; two brothers, A. W. Betzold of this city and John Betzold of Chicago; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Ruffner and Mrs. Mary Buck of East St Louis, and Mrs. Julia Blyth of Los Angeles, CA; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. Leona Dunstedter preceded him in death. Friends may call at Schneider Funeral Home after 12 o'clock Saturday until Sunday at 2 pm when final rites with be held from the funeral home with Rev. H. J. Bredehoeft officiating. Burial will be in St James Cemetery. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, Mar 21, 1952 - submitted by CAK8948]
Nellie G. Betzold
Mrs. Nellie G. Betzold, 84, a former Edwardsville resident who had made her home the past four years in Greenville, died Tuesday at 4:45 pm at St Joseph's Hospital, Highland, where she had been a patient [for] 10 days. Born August 21, 1875 in Worden, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Margaret Smith Grant. She was married to Albert W Betzold September 5, 1899 at the St John's Methodist church. He preceded her in death on June 29, 1952. Surviving is a brother Charles Grant of Detroit, Michigan and nieces and nephews. Three sisters and three brothers also preceded her in death. Mrs. Betzold was a member of the First Presbyterian church and the Women's Association.The body may be viewed at the Weber funeral home until the 2 pm service Thursday. The Rev. John P. Emig, pastor of the Presbyterian church, will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, April 13, 1960 - submitted by CAK8948]
Otto Betzold, 61, died at his home here at 3 am Wednesday. Death was unexpected, although he had been under the care of a doctor. On Tuesday, he had been downtown. Mr. Betzold was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Casper Betzold. He was born Feb 27, 1878. On Aug 8, 1910, he married Miss Augusta Hess of Edwardsville. For many years, he operated a butcher shop in this city, retiring a number of years ago. He is survived by his wife, a daughter Mrs. Ruth Picard of New Orleans, three sisters, Mrs. Ida Ruffner and Mrs. Mary Bick of East St Louis, and Mrs. Kate Picard of Nashville, TN, and four brothers George of Collinsville, John of Chicago, Albert and Fred Betzold of this city. Funeral services have not been arranged but will be announced Thursday. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, Dec 20, 1939 - submitted by CAK8948]
Richard Betzold Dies at Home in St Louis
Richard Betzold, formerly of Edwardsville, died at his home at 3150 Justine Ave., St Louis, yesterday morning. [Oct 10] He had been ill for a number of years. His death, however, was due to an attack of double pneumonia. He was born in Pin Oak township February 10, 1873, the son of Casper and Eva Betzold, both of whom preceded him in death many years ago. At the time of his death, he had reached the age of 58 years, 8 months and 1 day. Those who survive are four brothers A. W. Betzold, Otto Betzold, and Fred Betzold of Edwardsville, and John Betzold of Chicago; 2 sisters Miss Julia Betzold of Los Angeles, CA, and Mrs. Kate Richard [Picard] of New Orleans, LA. Services will be held at the Sharkey Funeral Home, 4355 Washington Blvd, St. Louis. Interment will be made in the New Pircher Cemetery, St Louis. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, Oct 11, 1930 - submitted by CAK8948]
Mrs. A. Bischoff Dies Wednesday, Aged 88 Years
Her Father was One of Guards for Napoleon During His Youth
Mrs. Anastasia Bischoff of 517 North Morrison avenue died at her home Wednesday evening (Oct 11) after a two weeks illness. She was 88 years old. Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 8:30 A.M. from the Herr Funeral Home and at 9:00 A.M. from SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church to the Catholic cemetery.
Mrs. Bischoff was born December 24, 1844 in O'Fallon township. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. John [Jean] Joseph Chenot, both natives of Lorraine, France and her father was one of Napoleon's guards during his youth. The Chenots were prominent in Belleville for many years. Miss Chenot was married to Bernhard Bischoff, a native German in the Old Cathedral in St Louis. His wife survived by exactly eighteen years. Mrs. Bischoff was active and read without glasses until two weeks ago. She is survived by two daughters, Caroline, the wife of Michael Ryan and Elizabeth Catherine, the wife of John Van Arsdale; eight grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. [Collinsville (IL) Herald, October 13, 1933 - Submitted by CAK8948]
Bernard Bischoff is Called at the Ripe Age of 85 Years
Bernard Bischoff, one of the pioneer business men and citizens of Collinsville, who for the past 35 years, up to a few years back, was identified with the business interest of the city, in the capacity of a manufacturer of soda water, died at the family home at 203 North Morrison avenue, at 11 p. m. Friday, Oct. 8. He had been bedfast for the past three weeks as a result of ailments incident to his advanced years, but previous to that time was able to be about the city and meet with old friends. He would have been 86 years of age on the first of November, and was born in Germany. When a young man he came to America and settled in the vicinity of Belleville, where he became familiar with the soda water business, and later on established that business in O'Fallon and about 35 years ago came to Collinsville and engaged in the making and selling of soft drinks. He met with great success and became wealthy and some ten years ago retired from the business, but has ever since retained an interest in public affairs and regardless of his advanced years was a most interesting personality and has a large circle of friends whom he delighted to meet and engage in conversation about events of the days that have gone. His memory was excellent and he recalled anecdotes of former days with zest and with accuracy. There are three living children and eight grandchildren. The children are Henry B. Bischoff of Bunker, MO, Mrs. John Van Arsdale of Collinsville and Mrs. Caroline Ryan, also of Collinsville. The funeral was held Monday, Oct. 11 at 9 a.m. from SS. Peter and Paul's church in this city, and the interment was at the Catholic cemetery. Friends of the family extend to those bereaved their most sincere sympathy in this hour of affliction. [The Advertiser (Collinsville, IL), October 16, 1915 - Submitted by CAK8948]
Henry Bischoff Dies Last Week in Alton Hospital
Henry Bischoff, formerly owner of the Bischoff Soda Factory of this city, died at the Alton Hospital Wednesday, March 7 at the age of 69 years, 1 month and 7 days. Mr. Bischoff has been a patient at the hospital for several months.
He was born in O'Fallon and spent his boyhood and early manhood there. He came to Collinsville about thirty five years and about twenty years ago engaged in the soda factory and soft drink business here, which he continued until about three years ago. Since then he has been making vanilla, extract, perfumes, etc. Mr. Bischoff is survived by his mother, Mrs. Anna Bischoff, two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Ryan and Mrs. John Van Arsdale, seven nieces and two nephews, all of this city. His wife, Mrs. Nora Fisher Bischoff, died about twenty years ago. Funeral services were held Friday in Alton, Father Maloney officiating. And burial was made there. All the relatives from this city attended the services. [Collinsville (IL) Herald, March 16, 1928 - Submitted by CAK8948]
Stella "Fran" Bodine, nee Cramer, 83, of Collinsville, Ill., born June 16, 1921, in Sedalia, Mo., died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, at Rosewood Nursing Home, Edwardsville, Ill. Mrs. Bodine was a member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Maryville, Ill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Bodine, Sr.; her parents, Benjamin and Stella, nee Mitchell, Cramer; five brothers; and four sisters. Surviving are a son, Joseph (Terri) Bodine, Jr. of Collinsville, Ill.; two daughters, Judith (Wally) Dunlap and Bonnie (Martin) Smiley of Dansville, Mich.; eight grandchildren; many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
Visitation: Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, 2004, at Herr Funeral Home, Collinsville, Ill. Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, 2004, at the Herr Funeral Home, Collinsville, Ill., with the Rev. Jack Quilligan officiating. Burial will be in Ss. Peter & P aul Cemetery, Collinsville, Ill. [Belleville News-Democrat from 9/16/2004 - 9/17/2004 - Submitted by CAK8948]
Lydia Froehrich Bollman
Mrs. Bollman dies one year after husband
Mrs. Lydia Froehrich Bollman, 214 E Church, Apartment 2, Collinsville, died exactly on year after her husband, Oscar Bollman died. Mrs. Bollman died at 9:40 a.m. Sunday, Aug 30, 1970 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville. Her husband died Aug 30, 1969. She was born in Collinsville Township Oct 7, 1904, and had lived in Collinsville her entire life. The 65-year-old Mrs. Bollman was the daughter of Richard and Mary Bohnenstiehl Froehrich.
She is survived by three sisters Mrs. John (Mary) Lochmann, Mrs. Henrietta Elmore, and Mrs. Edith Barton; and a sister-in-law Mrs. Alice Froehrich. Besides her husband and her parents, three brothers preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Herr Funeral Home, Collinsville. The Rev. C. H. Kuhlmann will officiate. Burial will be at St John Cemetery, Collinsville. Visitation begins tonight at 7 p.m. [Collinsville (IL) Herald, August 31, 1970 - Submitted by CAK8948]
Oscar Bollman buried today in Collinsville
Oscar Bollman, age 65, of 350 Bethel Road, Collinsville, died at 9:35 a.m. Saturday, August 30, 1969 at St Elizabeth's Hospital, Granite City. Rev. C. H. Kuhlmann officiated at the 1:30 p.m. service today at Herr Funeral Home. Burial was in St John Cemetery. Formerly employed as an electrician at Hunter Packing Company, he was born Nov 4, 1903 in Troy, son of the late Louis and Emily Bircher Bollman. He had lived his entire life in the Collinsville area and was a member of Electricians Local 309. Survivors include his wife, Lydia Froehrich Bollman; three sisters, Mrs. Irma Behrendt of St Louis, and Mrs. Alice Froehrich and Mrs. Frank (Verna) Schuette of Collinsville; and three brothers, Oliver Bollman of Caseyville, Percy Bollman of St Louis and Raymond Bollman of Belleville. [Collinsville (IL) Herald September 2, 1969 - Submitted by CAK8948]
Celeste Bosen of Collinsville Dies
Mrs. Celeste Bosen, wife of E. N. [Edward Nickolas] Bosen of Collinsville and sister-in-law of Mrs. Ray Campbell and W. F. [Wilfred Francis] Bosen of this city, died Sunday morning [6 Sep 1931] in the St John’s Hospital in St Louis. Death followed a five month illness of complications. She was 43 years of age. Besides her husband, E. N. Bosen, she is survived by a daughter, Marian Bosen, two sons, Edward and Richard Bosen of Collinsville; a sister, Miss Zella Reese, Collinsville, three brothers, Ben and John Reese, Collinsville and Walter Reese of Granite City. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. at the SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Collinsville. Burial will be in the Caseyville Cemetery. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer September 8, 1931 - submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org]
Edward N. Bosen
Edward N. Bosen. 80. of Courtland Place, a retired motorman for the East St Louis Suburban Railway, died suddenly of a heart attack Tuesday morning about 11 o'clock while seated in his car in downtown Collinsville. He had been under doctor's care for a heart condition. A former Edwardsville resident. Mr. Bosen had resided in Collinsville the past 50 years. He was bom August 21. 1883. a son of former Edwardsville mayor N. E. Bosen and Mrs. Bosen. Surviving are a son. Edward J of Collinsville. one daughter. Mrs. Norman (Marian) Verharst of St Louis: a brother, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Wilfred F Bosen of Unbarger. Texas: three sisters. Mrs. Ray E Campbell of Edw-ard sville. Mrs. T J Lynch. Chester, and Sister Mary Joseph. Racine. Wisconsin and 5 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Celeste Reese, in 1931. a son and 2 brothers. Funeral mass will be said at 9 am Friday at SS Peter and Paul Catholic church. Burial will be in Caseyville cemetery. Friends may call at the Herr funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening. The rosary will be recited at 8 pm Thursday. [Submitted by CAK8948]
Marie Frances Bosen
Dies in Hospital
Widow of Former Mayor Will be Buried on Wednesday
Mrs. Marie Frances Bosen, widow of the late N. E. Bosen. former mayor of Edwardsville. died at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon at St Francis Hospital in Litchfield from complications of diseases, with which she had been ill for sometime, being in the hospital about seven weeks. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at St Boniface's Catholic Church here. Solemn requiem mass will be said by the Rev. Father E. J. Eckhardt. the pastor, who will be assisted bv Rev. Meaner and Rev. Lvdon. Burial will be at Calvarv Cemeterv immediately following services at the church. Father Eckhardt will officiate at the grave. Mrs. Bosen was bom in 1862 near Marine, the daughter of Francis and Otila Bosen [Frank and Otillia Harlesl. and was 65 vears of age at thetime of her death. With her parents she moved to the city of Edwardsville when she was a child. In 1846 she was united in marriage with Mr. Bosen. having been married by Rev. Schlegel of the St Boniface's church. She is survived bv three daughters. Marv Joseph. O.S.D. of Detroit: Mrs. Otilia J Campbell, of this city and Mrs. Marie Lynch of Cairo. Ill.; four sons. Edward of Collinsville. Gustav of Litchfield. Alfons of Detroit and Wilfrid of Columbus. Iowa: two "broth ers. Harrv Harles of this citv and William Harles of North Dakota: one sister. Miss Otila Harles of St Louis and 13 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband who died 11 years ago and one daughter. Mrs. Frances Shaffer, who died 10 years ago. [Submitted by CAK8948]
Nickolas E. Bosen
Former Mayor N. E. Bosen Dies Friday in Hospital in St Louis
Former Mayor Nickolas Edward Bosen, aged 30 years. of 203 Brown avenue, expired at 5:20 o'clock last evening at the St Luke's Hospital in St Louis, where he was taken over five weeks ago, for an operation for a cancer of the throat. Mr. Bosen was taken to the hospital for the operation. He improved steadily and was able to be up last week. He had practically recovered from the operation but the disease had too strong a hold on him and had spread too fast. He relapsed into serious condition and daily his condition became worse. Yesterday members of his family here received a message that he was dying and hurried to St Louis. Mrs. Bosen and son Alphonse of this city. Mr. and Mrs. August [Gustav] Bosen of Litchfield. Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Shaffer of Edwardsville and Mrs. Marie Lynch of Thebes, were all present when the end came. Mr. Bosen was conscious up until the last moment. The body will arrived in Edwardsville shortly after 6 o'clock this evening and will be taken to the Bosen residence from whence funeral services will be held Tuesday morning. The funeral will be from the residence to St Boniface's Catholic church at 9 o'clock. Rev. J. D. Metzler. pastor of the church, will conduct services. Interment will be in the Catholic Cemetery.
With the death of Mr. Bosen, Edwardsville loses one of its most prominent citizens. "Nic" Bosen was a man who was liked by all. owing to his kind and generous nature. He befriended everyone and was held in the highest esteem by those who gained his friendship. He was a loving husband, a kind father and a dutiful son. At the time of his death Nickolas Bosen was aged 60 years. 7 months and 1 day. He was born April 26, 1855 and died December 10, 1915. His birthplace was in Hellendorf, Germany and he was one of twelve children of Mr. and Mrs. John Bosen. He received his schooling in the schools in Germany and commanded a good education. After completing his education, he went to Paris, France, where he secured employment as a clerk in the big department stores. In France he learned the language and was able to converse fluently in French. When 16 years of age, he immigrated to America by himself and came directly to Edwardsville, where he became a clerk in a general store, operated by Leonard Flacheneker. He was employed in the store here for four years. when he decided to go back to Germany to visit with homefolk, and induce them to come to America. He spent three months in Germany with his parents and then came back to America. His parents came later and settled in Iowa. Mr. Bosen them became a traveling representative for a German newspaper printed in St Louis. He continued to make Edwardsville his home, and after two years service with the paper, he became a clerk in the grocery store of Jacob Heddergott. at the comer of Main and Vandalia streets. He continued to remain in the store and when Adolph Suppiger purchased the establishment some years afterward. Mr. Bosen was employed by him. Mr. Bosen at the age of 32 years purchased the store from Mr. Suppiger and continued to operate the place until the latter part of the year 1903 when he sold the establishment to Fred J Stolze. In 1903 he opened a saloon in the Brown Building. At the time of his death, he was proprietor of a saloon at 109 Hillsboro avenue. On May 4. 1886 he was married to Miss Francis (Frances) Harles. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Harles of Edwardsville. The ceremonv was performed at St Boniface's Catholic church bv Rev. August Schlegel. Mr. Bosen is survived by his wife. Mrs. Francis [Frances] Bosen and eight children. They are: Edward of Colhnsville; August [Gustav] of Litchfield; Sister M. Joseph of Green Bay. Wisc: Mrs. Ottilia Campbell. Mrs. Frances Shaffer and Alphonse and Wilfred of Edwardsville; and Mrs. Marie Lynch of Thebes. He has 12 brothers and sisters living in different parts of the country. Several reside in Texas. California and Iowa. He has here grandchildren living. He was elected alderman of the 3rd Ward for 3 consecutive times. In 1903 he was elected mayor and served for one term. His friends urged his to run for office again, but Mr. Bosen declined saying someone else ought to have a chance. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer December 11, 1915; Submitted by CAK8948]
Funeral of Former Mayor Set for Tuesday Morning
The pall bearers for the funeral tomorrow of Nickolas E. Bosen. who died Friday at St Luke's Hospital is St Louis are: Frank Gillis. Frank Dickmann. Frank Gerhardt. Sr.. Joseph Schmidt. C. A. Kellerman and Jacob Gent. The body was taken charge of in St Louis by J. E. Marks and was brought to Edwardsville Saturday evening and taken to the Bosen home at 203 Brown street. The funeral will be held tomorrow' morning from the resident thence to St Boniface's Catholic church at 9 o'clock. Interment will be in the Catholic cemetery. Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer December 14, 1915 Many Friends Attend Funeral of N. E. Bosen The funeral of Nickolas Edward Bosen, aged 60 years, one of Edwardsville's most prominent citizens, who died at St Luke's Hospital in St Louis Friday evening was held this morning from the family residence at 203 Brown street, thence to St Boniface's Catholic church at 9o'clock. Rev. J. D. Metzler, pastor of the church, conducted the service. The funeral was largely attended. The St Boniface's Benevolent Society, the Liquor Dealers Association and the Red Men all marched in three bodies accompanying the body to the grave. There were many beautiful floral offerings. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery.
Those who attended from a distance: Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bosen of Collinsville; Mr. and Mrs. Gus Bosen and son George of Litchfield; Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Lynch of Thebes; Miss Marie and Katherine Bosen of Omaha, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. Mat Britton, Creston, Iowa; Mrs. John Hurth of Omaha, Neb.; S. J. Bosen of Des Moines, Iowa; P. E. Bosen of Groom. Texas: Mr. and Mrs. P Leuck of Nameoki: Mrs. W. H. Harles of Charleston: Miss Ella Harles of St Louis; Mrs. J Reese andB.F. Reese of Collinsville: Mrs. Matthew- Lynch and daughter Mamie of Highland: Arthur Neuber of Litchfield: Mrs. George Grossheim. Joseph Grossheim. and Miss Theresa Grossheim of Alton: Edward Young of Laclede: Henrv Nieman of Mt Olive. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer December 13 1915; Submitted by CAK8948]
Anna Mae Bristoe
Anna Mae Bristoe, nee Jones, 75, of Glen Carbon, Ill, died Friday, August 21, 1992, at Boon County Hospital, in Columbia Mo. She was preceded in death by three husbands, Marshall Long, Joseph Baum, and Louis Bristoe, an infant son, Jerry Long; her parents Rosie Jane, nee Holmes, Jones and William Jones; a brother, a sister, a half-sister, and two half-brothers. She left surviving her five daughters and five sons: Edna Wideman of Glen Carbon; Doris Tune of Columbia, Mo; Lola Hollowell of Belleville; Frances Jones of Columbia, Mo;David Long of Marine, Il; Daniel Long of Springfield, Mo; Joseph and Paul Long of Glen Carbon, Il; Gloria Ridener of Belleville, Il; Wayne Baum of Columbia, Mo; she has 31 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Herr Funeral Home in Collinsville, Il. Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Belleville, Il. [Submitted by Billie Trail]
Robert Lee Browning
Rosetta June Wilkins
East Alton Girl, 17, Granite City Boy, 20, Killed in 2-Car Crash on U.S. Rt. 67 Near Hartford
Both Drivers, 3 Passengers Are Injured
A 17-year-old East Alton girl, Rosetta June Wilkins, 423 East Dr., and a 20-year-old Granite City boy, Robert Lee Browning of 2146 Adams St., were killed in a two-car crash on U.S. Rt. 67A two miles south of Hartford shortly before 11 p.m. Friday. (Original article had pictures of the cars involved and of East Alton girl.)
The driver of the car in which the two were riding, Donald McNew, about 20, Granite City, was injured.
Also injured were the driver of the other car, Harold Williams, 28, of 2715 Harding Ave., Granite City, and two of the three passengers in his car, Mrs. Nina Williams, 23, (his wife of 2715 Harding Ave., Granite City and Leroy Scranton (Mrs. Williams’ grandfather) of Nebo, Ill.
An infant, Harold Eugene Williams, 23 months (son of Mr. and Mrs. Williams) was said to have had minor injuries.
Was Passing, Police Report
State police headquarters at French Village reported McNew, driving north, was passing a car and failed to return to his lane when he collided with the southbound car driven by Williams. The East Alton girl died after she was taken to Wood River Township Hospital. Browning was dead at the scene. Streeper and Marks ambulances took the injured to Wood River Township and later some were moved to other hospitals because Wood River already was overcrowded. State, county and Wood River and Hartford police investigated.
Mr. and Mrs. Williams were moved to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Granite City. Williams’ injuries were described as possible right leg fracture and laceration to chin; Mrs. Williams incurred possible left leg fracture and multiple abrasions and contusions; Scranton suffered injuries of both arms and legs, a fractured rib, and multiple lacerations of the face and scalp. The Williams infant was said to be suffering mild shock and abrasion to scalp. Scranton was moved to St. Joseph’s Hospital here. His condition was described as critical. The bodies of the two crash victims are of Staten Funeral Home. Browning’s body was moved today to the Mercer Funeral Home at Granite City.
Miss Rosetta Wilkins, a senior at East Alton-Wood River Community High School, was born in Marion, Ill., Nov. 11, 1939. She is the daughter of Mrs. Mildred Shephard, 423 East Dr., East Alton, and Rawleigh Wilkins of Marion. Surviving other than her parents are two brothers, Raymond and Jackie Dean Wilkins of Marion, and three sisters, Mrs. Herman Thrasher and Mrs. Thomas Rench of East Alton, and Virginia Lee Wilkins of Marion; two step-sisters, Mrs. Laverne King and Miss Betty Henson, also of Marion. [Submitted from Fannie Guthrie Buchanan’s scrapbook by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.]
Geo. C. Burnett
ACCIDENTAL DEATH. On last Tuesdays young son of Mr. Geo. B. Burnett, of Edwardsville, ran against a pane of glass causing a concussion of the brain, which resulted fatally on Thursday. The many friends of Mr. Burnett, throughout the county, will sympathize deeply with him in this severe affliction. [Alton Telegraph | Alton, Illinois | Friday, February 23, 1872 | Page 3; Sub. byJrice]
At his home near St. Jacob's, Madison County, Illinois, on Thursday, May 4, l882. of typhoid pneumonia, Peter Bussong aged 53 years. The funeral will take place Saturday, May 6, at 9 a. m., to College Hill Cemetery, Lebanon, Ill. Friends of family Invited to attend. [St. Louis Globe-Democrat, (St. Louis, MO) May 06, 1882; pg. 5; Sub. byJrice]
Linda M. Campbell
Linda M. Campbell, 61, of Godfrey died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital with her family by her side. She was born on March 21, 1950, in Madison, Wis., the daughter of Raymond and Virginia (Petersen) Malmquist. She married Timothy F. Campbell Aug. 7, 1976, in Madison, Wisc., and they renewed their vows in Godfrey Aug. 7, 2011, their 35 year anniversary. She was a graduate of Drake University and worked for 18 years as an elementary school teacher in the Ferguson Florissant School District. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Alton as well as the Lockhaven Country Club where she was the ladies club champion multiple times. She also served on Alton School District advisory committees, the Alton Memorial Hospital White Cross Auxiliary, PEO Chapter GG, the Alton Community Service League, and the Alton Junior League. She, and her husband, Tim, co-chaired the Mardi Gras Ball for the American Cancer Society, and she was a former board member of Pride Inc. She is survived by her husband, Timothy; one daughter and her husband Christin and Kane Kaltenbronn, of Chicago; one son and his wife Matthew and Renae Campbell of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two grandsons, Chase and Parker Kaltenbronn; her mother, Virginia Malmquist; one sister and her husband Carol and Robert Rau of Stoughton, Wisc.; two brothers and their wives, John and Susan Malmquist of Madison and Doug and Patty Malmquist also of Madison. She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond, in 1998, and a son Bryan in 2007. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey. Funeral service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Alton at 10:30 a.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 5, with Rev. David Crowley officiating. Submitters Name: Ella Tittsworth. Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL
Otilia Marie Campbell
Mrs. Campbell Dies
Mrs. Otilia Marie Campbell. 82. of 221 S Kansas street, died at noon Sundavin St Joseph Hospital, Highland. Mrs. Campbell was bom July 1, 1880 and was a lifetime resident of Edwardsville. Her parents were Nicholas and Frances Harles Bosen. Her husband, Ray E Campbell, to whom she was married June 21, 1911, preceded her in death. Mr. Campbell was formerly the auditor and treasurer of the Litchfield and Madison Railroad. She is survived by daughters Celeste M Campbell of Edwardsville and Mrs. Rose Mary Jones of Columbia, S.C.; a brother, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Wilfred F Bosen, of Vega, TX, sisters. Sister Mary Joseph, Dominican Convent, Racine, WI and Marie Lynch of Chester; and two grandchildren. Four brothers and one sister are deceased. Friends may call at Lesley Marks Funeral Home after 4 pm Tuesday. Scripture service will be at 8 pm Tuesday in the funeral home. A concelebrated Mass withle at 10 am Wednesday in St Boniface's Catholic Church, with the Rev William J Stanley. Msgr. Bosen. Rev. John Bertman and Rev. Ralph S Guido officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Submitted by CAK8948
Ray Ernest Campbell
Local Resident, Former Railroad Official, Is Dead
Ray Ernest Campbell, 77, retired auditor and treasurer of the Litchfield and Madison Railroad, died at 3:30 a. today at his residence. 221. S. Kansas, street. Mr. Campbell, who had been in ill health six months, had bee employed by the Litchfield and Madison Railroad 51 years. Mr. Campbell was auditor of the railroad for many years, then treasurer for the last 20 years before he retired in 1958. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock at St Boniface's Catholic church with interment in Calvarv cemeterv. Celebrant at the Requiem Solemn High Mass will be Msgr. Wilfred F Bosen of Umbarger. Texas, brother-in-law of the deceased. The Rev. Ralph S. Guido and the Rev. John Spreen. parish pastor and assistant, respectively, will assist at the Mass. Mr. Campbell has made his home in Edwardsville for 55 years and had previously resided in Springfield. He was bom April 23. 1886 at Pleasant Plains. 111., a son of Alexander R and Florence Miller Campbell. Hemarried Miss Otilia Bosen of Edwardsville on June 21. 1911 at St Boniface's church. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters. Miss Celeste M Campbell and Mrs. Joseph B (Rose Mary) Jones of Edwardsville; one brother. Ralph O Campbell of Vincennes. Indiana, and four sisters. Mrs. Faim (Blanche) Kem (his twin) of Pleasant Plains, Mrs. Adam B Cutler and Mrs. Harry (Helen) Paul both of Springfield, and Mrs. Earl (Qra) Kem. Pleasant Plains. Two grandchildren survive. A brother. Frank M Campbell, died last February.| Mr. Campbell was a member of St Boniface's church and the Holy Name Society. Friends may call at the Lesley Marks funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday until 9:30 a.m. Friday. The rosary will be recited Thursday. 8 p.m.. at the funeral home. Submitted by CAK8948 [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer May 28, 1963]
DEATH OF LONG TIME RESIDENT
Ex-Mayor Charles Clifford received a letter yesterday informing him that his sister, Gisela Carter, widow of the late Thomas Carter, had died at her home in Topeka, Kan., the funeral taking place in that city Monday. She was born in England but came with her parents to North Alton when very young. She spent most of her life in Madison County and vicinity. After her marriage she spent some years in Roodhouse where her husband operated a successful coal mine. She has lived in Kansas several years, going there with a son following the death of her husband. She is survived by five children, Miss Cora Carter of Topeka, Mrs. Jesse [Estella] Stanley of Kansas City, Thomas of Enid, Oklahoma, John of Boulder, Col., and William of Arkansas City, Kan. She leaves four sisters and one brother, Ex-Mayor Charles Clifford, Mrs. Lydia Dixon and Mrs. I. G. Rain of Alton, Mrs. John Williams of Staunton, and Mrs. Mollie Shaw of Delhi. She has many other relatives in this vicinity and numerous friends who regret to hear of her death. Alton [Evening Telegraph, Thursday, November 14, 1914 - Submitted by Myra Best Christeck, great-grand niece]
Ill Six Months, Dies
Charles Clifford, 84, a retired stone mason, died Sunday at 10:30 p.m. at his residence, 802 Danforth street, following an illness of six months. His condition for the past three weeks had been serious and his death not unexpected. Clifford was born in England but had been a resident of Alton for 73 years. He had followed the trade of a stone mason until 12 years ago when he retired. The death of his wife occurred in 1921. Three daughters, Mrs. Rose Thomas of Alton, Mrs. Lydia Murphy of Wood River and Mrs. Carried Hodge of Coured Lane [sic], Idaho, survive He also leaves 14 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Joseph Rain of Alton. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. with rites at the Streeper funeral home. The Rev. J. G. Reynolds, pastor of the Elm Street Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Godfrey cemetery. In the days when the village of North Alton existed, Mr. Clifford was prominent in affairs of the village and after the annexation of North Alton to Alton, he was an unsuccessful candidate for mayor of Alton, being defeated by Edmond Beall... [Submitted by Sarah Clifford Williams]
John Barnes Clifford
At Buck Inn (Greenwood), Illinois, on the 26th, Mr. John B. Clifford, in the 31st year of his age. He leaves a wife and two young children to mourn his loss... [Alton Weekly Telegraph, July 30, 1874, page 3, column 5 - Submitted by Sarah Clifford Williams] brother to Sarah Clifford Williams and Charles Williams;
Ethel Morriss Collins
In Loving Memory Of Mrs. Ethel Morris Collins (Mother of Mrs. Millie J Shaffer and J. Morriss Collins ) Born February 24, 1891 . Entered into rest April 2, 1977 aged 86 years Funeral Services Monday April 4, 1977 1:30 p.m. Edwards Funeral Home Troy, Illinois Clergyman officiating Rev, Oliver Chumchal Interment Friedens Cemetery Troy, Illinois (submitted by Mark Collins)
Died at the family residence in Troy, Illinois on Wednesday November, 7, 1888 at 5:00 a.m. Ida May Collins wife of Wm Collins aged 29 years, two months and three days. The funeral will take place on Friday at two o'clock p.m. from the residence to the Methodist Church, thence to the Troy Cemetery. Friends of the family are invited to attend. (submitted by Mark Collins)
John H. Collins
John H. Collins, a lifelong resident of Troy, died Tuesday, April 18, (1978) at 11 p.m. at the Oliver C. Anderson Hospital where he had been a patient since Friday, April 14, after suffering a stroke at his home, 304 East Market Street, Troy. Mr. Collins, believed to be Troy's oldest male resident, was born May 5, 1884, in Troy, a son of William and Ida McMakin Collins. His only brother, Julius, was Troy's first casualty in WWI. He was married to Ethel Morriss on June 2, 1913 in Edwards ville, Illinois. Mrs. Collins died April 2, 1977. They had two children who survive: J. Morriss Collins of Springfield, IL, and Mrs. G. A. (Millie) Shaffer of Troy, with whom Mr. Collins had made his home this past year. There are also three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren surviving. Mr. Collins served in the U.S. Navy from 1909 to 1913. He worked in the Troy area mines until his retirement in 1949. He was a member and Lifetime Elder of the Troy United Presbyterian Church, a 50-year member of the Collinsville Lodge AF&AM, a member of VFW Post Edwardsville, and a member of the Troy Lions Club. Edwards Funeral Home, Troy, was in charge of arrangements. (1978) (submitted by Mark Collins)
John Collins, 93, of Troy, died at 11 p.m. April 18, 1978 at the Oliver C. Anderson Hospital, Maryville. He was born May 5,1884, in Troy, son of the late William and Ida McMakin Collins. His wife, Ethel Morriss Collins, died April 2, 1977. He is survived by a son, J. Morriss Collins of Springfield, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. G. A. (Millie) Shaffer of Troy; three grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. He was a retired coal miner, was a member of the Troy Presbyterian Church, serving as an elder many years, was a member of VFW Post 1299 in Edwardsville, was a 50-year member of the Collinsville Lodge AF&AM, and was a member of the Troy Lions Club. Visitat ion will begin after 2:30 p.m. today at the Edwards Funeral Home in Troy. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with burial in Freidens Cemetery, Troy. The Rev. Oliver Chumchall will officiate. (submitted by Mark Collins)
WAS FATALLY INJURED MONDAY IN DONK MINE.
Struck by Heavy Fall of Slate - Funeral Held Wednesday.
William Collins, one of the old and well known citizens of Troy, was fatally injured about 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon while at work in the Donk mine. His death ensued two hours later at his home. Mr. Collins was working as a timberman when a fall of slate struck him on the head and shoulders. He was taken out of the mine and removed to his home where medical aid was summoned and all that was possible was done for him, but the end came without his having gained consciousness. Coroner Lowe of Edwardsville held an inquest over the remains Tuesday afternoon and the verdict of the jury was that Mr. Collins came to his death by accident and in the manner described. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon from the residence to the Presbyterian church and was one of the largest ever seen in Troy. The miners union of over two hundred members turned out in a body and there were many others present from neighboring towns. Rev. F. L. Eversull of the Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. J. W. Smith and F. C. Web- ber, conducted the services and interment was in the Troy cemetery- Deceased was a native of Devonshire, England, and was born in 1849. When one year of age he came to America with his parents who located in Troy, and he had been a resident for the past 67 years. He received his education in the Troy schools and had worked as a miner ever since there was such an industry in Troy. Mr. Collins was twice married. His first union was to Miss Ida McMakin on August 15, 1882. Three children were horn to this union—two son's and one daughter. The daughter died in infancy and the wife and mother passed away in November, 1888. The surviving sons are John H. Collins of Troy and Julius Collins of St. Louis. The second marriage was in 1897 to Mrs. Clementine Riggin who survives him. No children were born to the second marriage but there are five stepsons who are Orlando Riggin of Chicago, Lawrence, Henry and Albert Riggin of Collinsville, and John Riggin of California. He is also survived by two brothers who are John Collins of St. Jacob and Frank A. Collin's of Troy. Mr. Collins was well known in Troy and vicinity. His manner was quiet and unassuming and he was ever a loving husband and. father, a kind and desirable neighbor and a good friend His sudden and tragic taking away is not only mourned by his immediate family but by a host of friends who extend their sincere and heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved. [Submitted by Mark Collins]
Mrs. Pearl David, 87, of 3703 Coronado, Alton, died at 8:12 p.m. Thursday at VIP Manor in Wood River. She married George C. David, who died May 24,1959. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Leta, Wilson, Mrs. Margaret Clare and Mrs. Georgia Camp, all of Alton, and Mrs. Beatrice Oram of Bethalto; a son, Clinton David of Dorsey; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home in Alton, where services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. J. W. Jordan officiating. Burial will be in Long Cemetery, Pike County, Ill. [Alton Telegraph | Alton, Illinois | Friday, February 27, 1976 | Page 20; Sub by Jrice]
AGED LADY PASSES AWAY
Mrs. Cynthia Davis Expired Sunday at Home of Mrs. Fannie Morriss - Remains Taken to Litchfield.
Mrs. Cynthia C. Davis, formerly of Litchfield, passed away last Sunday morning at the home of her niece, Mrs. Faunie Morriss, in this city. The death of Mrs. Davis was without great illness and suffering and was due entirely to her advanced age. She began to sink Saturday evening about 4 o'clock and gradually became weaker as her life ebbed away, the dissolution taking place at 6:30 o'clock Sunday morning. Mrs. Davis was in her 90th year, her exact age being 89 years, 8 months and 11 days. She was the only mother Mrs, Morriss of this city ever knew. Mrs. Morriss was a babe of eight months when her mother died and she was taken to raise by Mrs. Davis who gave her a mother's care and devotion and was always called "Mother". In late years Mrs. Davis made her home with various relatives but since the death of her daughter, Mrs. Annie R. Fulton, at Kansas City nine years ago, she had made her home continuously with Mrs. Morriss. She is survived by one sister who is Mrs. Jane Robson of Litchfield. The remains of Mrs. Davis were taken to Mont Monday from where thev were shipped to Litchfield and were accompanied from here by Mrs. Morriss and Mrs. Emma E. Starkweather. The funeral was held at Litchfield Monday with interment in Elmwood cemetery. submitted by Mark Collins
Levi Davis Sr.
Death of A Pioneer
Mr. Levi Davis Sr. Expires in His 89th Year
Mr. Levi Davis Sr., the venerable retired attorney whose figure on the streets of Alton up to the last few years was a familiar one to nearly everyone, passed peacefully away Wednesday night at the home of his son, Dr. Charles Wise Davis, after a stroke of appoplexy. Last night shortly after retiring for the night he was heard by his grandson to be groaning. After several ineffectual attempts to arouse his grandfather, he summoned the assistance of Dr. Davis. It was evident that the old veteran was dying with appoplexy, superinduced by old age. Death took place at 11:15 p.m. Levi Davis was a native of Maryland, being born in that state July 20, 1808. He was one of the pioneers in the settlement of the State of Illinois, coming west and settling at Vandalia where he was married in 1832. In his young days he was associated with all the eminent characters of the time, and was prominently identified with the early history of Illinois. For eight years he held the position of State Auditor at the time of the removal of the State Capitol from Vandalia to Springfield. During the life of the Whig party there were few such staunch Whigs as Mr. Davis, and he was one of the many who tried to elevate Henry Clay to the Presidential chair. On the defeat of that candidate he was so filled with disgust that he resolved to never again take an active interest in politics and he never did except to vote. When the Republican party was organized he transferred his allegiance to it, and could always be counted on to support its principles. He moved to Alton in 1846 where he continued to reside, holding an enviable position as a well read lawyer and most successful in everything he attempted. He was one of the few survivors of the Black Hawk war, during which he saw active service. For a number of years Mr. Davis has been declining rapidly, but was able to be downtown occasionally. Only a few months ago he made a pleasant call at the Telegraph office, and while quite feeble in body, his mind showed his usual brightness. He resided with his son Dr. Davis where he received all the tender care a fond son could give. In the death of Mr. Davis one of the greatest legal lights , and one of the best of Alton's citizens has passed away, leaving a fragrant memory to all who knew him. Mr. Davis leaves a family of three sons: Mr. James Davis, of St. Louis; Dr. Charles Davis and Mr. Levi Davis Jr. of Alton. [The Alton Telegraph, 3/10/1897]
Funeral of Mr. Levi Davis
The funeral service of the late Levi Davis was held Friday at 2 o'clock from the home of Dr. Charles Davis on State Street. Rev. W. M. Blackus of the Unitarian Church conducted the services in the presence of a large attendance of friends of the family. A long cortege followed the body to Greenwood Cemetery where it was laid to rest beside that of his wife. The pallbearers were grandsons of Mr. Davis. [The Alton Telegraph, 3/11/1897, submitted by Linda Davis Mauck]
Levi Davis III
Obituary, son of Judge Levi Davis
LEVI W. DAVIS AGED LAWYER, DIES
PARALYSIS WAS CAUSE
HAD RECENTLY RETIRED FROM LAW AFTER FIFTY YEARS
WAS FIRST LIEUTENANT IN CIVIL WAR
Levi W. Davis, oldest lawyer in Madison County and for more than a half century a resident of Alton, died Friday night at 10 o¹clock at his residence 410 Belleview Avenue. He was 76 years of age. Paralysis was the cause of Mr. Davis¹ death. He had been in feeble health for some time, but until one week before he died he was able to be up and around. He was stricken with paralysis on Friday of last week and by Sunday had become such it was deemed necessary to summon his children all of whom were far away. The aged father knowing that the end was near and that his sons wee coming to see him, manifested the most intense eagerness over their coming, and would inquire for his sons frequently, thinking that perhaps they had arrived. It was evidently his wish to live until all of them could get to his bedside and his wish was gratified. He was able to recognize even the last to arrive, his son Edgar M. Davis, who came from Phoenix, Arizona. With his sons gathered near him, and his wife and daughter there, the aged gentleman was ready to go, and passed peacefully away Friday night. The death of Levi Davis removes one of the brightest legal minds Alton had among her citizens. He was known as a man of profundity of legal knowledge and without a superior as a counselor at law. He retained considerable practice even when he became so old that he was no longer physically able to play the part of advocate in court, and it was only when he had completed his fiftieth year of practice of his profession that he closed his office for the last time and announced that he retired. That was last November on the day that he was celebrating his golden wedding anniversary the announcement was made, though he had informally ceased his practice a short time before that.
Mr. Davis was born in Springfield, Illinois. He was educated in St. Louis University and later attended Albany law School and the law department of the University of Albany, where he acquired a profound legal education. He did not get his legal education until after he had served in the army during the Civil War and had risen to the rank of a first lieutenant. He was in Company G of the 97th Regiment. His brother James Davis was captain in the same company and another brother Dr. Charles Davis a private, was promoted to Assistant Regimental Surgeon.
The three brothers fought through the remainder of the Civil War together. Two of the brothers survive, Capt. James Davis of St. Louis and Dr. Charles Davis of Alton. On being released from his duties in the army at the close of the war, Mr. Davis took up the study of law. He graduated in the same class at the University of Albany with the late President William McKinley, and his class numbered some other men who rose to distinction later. He was admitted to the practice of law at the Illinois Supreme Court, then at Mount Vernon, Illinois, June 12, 1867. He was married in Alton October 22, 1868, and ever since then he with his wife lived in Alton. They were a devoted couple all their married life and his partner of more than 50 years of married life has lost a companion whose devotion to her was one of the beautiful features of the neighborhood where they lived. The death of Mr. Davis is the first in his family in 45 years. He leaves beside his two brothers and his wife, one daughter, Clotilde Davis and five sons, Levi W. Davis of Denver, Edgar M. Davis of Phoenix, Arizona, Charles and Arthur Davis of Chicago and Eugene Davis of Houston, Texas. The funeral of Mr. Davis will be held Monday at 9 o¹clock from SS. Peter and Paul's Cathedral. Friends of the family are invited to attend the services at the church, but burial at the cemetery will be private and the family have requested that there be no flowers. The five sons of Mr. Davis and one of his nephews, Peter Wise, will serve as pallbearers... [3/15/1919, Alton Telegraph - Submitted by Linda Davis Mauck]
Antonio Dellamano Dies
Antonio Dellamano, aged 68 years, proprietor of the Dellamano Bottling Works, died Tuesday [February 10] afternoon at 3:15 o'clock at his residence [residence], 452 S Clinton street. He had been suffering from asthma. The funeral will be conducted this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the residence to the Lutheran cemetery. Mr. Dellamano was born July 3, 1851 near Milan, Italy. He came to America at the age of 18. He was married in 1874 to Miss Emeila Rotha. To them were born fourteen children of whom ten are living. These are Mrs. Lena Heinicke, Mrs. Frieda Giacomini, Miss Beatrice and Miss Lyda Dellamano of this city, Mrs.Ollie Schnipper of Memphis, Tenn., Victor Dellamano of Idaho, and Toby, Ferd, Erwin [Erven] and Joseph, at home. There are also seventeen living grandchildren. About ten years ago Mr. Dellamano engaged in the business of bottling soda water and bad [had] built up a large trade in this line. [Collinsville (IL) Herald, February 13, 1920 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948]
Bernard Dellamano will be buried from the Kriegshauser Mortuary, 4228 S. Kingshighway Blvd., St Louis, Mo. to the Immacualate [Immaculate] Heart of Mary Catholic Church for Mass at 10:00 am, interment in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Belleville, Illinois. Bernard H. Dellamano, 70, retired chief clerk of the Aluminum Ore Co., East St Louis works, died at St Anthony Hospital in St Louis, where he underwent surgery last Thursday. He lived at 3700 Carondelet Blvd, St Louis, where he moved after his retirement on October 1, 1954. He was a member of the Alcoa 25-year-Club and was a 25-year member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Dellamano, a brother, Albert Dellamano of Collinsville, and three sisters, Mrs. Mallender, Mrs. Dupatz of St Louis and Mrs. Kohnen. (See Caroline Ryan Obit) [Collinsville (IL) Herald, January 2, 1957 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948]
Ex-Alderman Ferd Dellamano Dies Former City Office Dies Monday Afternoon - Funeral Services Held Thursday Ferdinand Dellamano, 46 years old, died at his home at 452 South Clinton at 2:45 o’clock Monday afternoon. Dellamano was formerly alderman of the third ward, serving two years prior to the change from the aldermanic system to the commission form of government. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the residence. Rev. Theo H. Roschke, pastor of the Holy Cross Lutheran church, officiated. Interment was in the Lutheran cemetery. Dellamano was well known in Collinsville and was in business here since 1910. He was manager of Dellamano Bottling Works until he took ill last May. Several weeks before his death Dellamano severed connections with several lodge orders of which he was a member in order that he might comply with the rules of the Lutheran church. Dellamano was born on July 7, 1877, in Collinsville, and lived here his entire life. At the time of his death his age was 46 years, 6 months and 21 days. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Emelie Dellamano; four brothers, Joseph, Toby, Victor and Erven Dellamano, and five sisters, Mrs. Fred Heinecke, Mrs. Joseph Giacomini, Miss Lida Dellamano and Mrs. Kenneth Cox of Collinsville, and Mrs. Arthur Snipper of Memphis, Tenn. Pallbearers Thursday were William Hartmann, Pete Comer, Frank McMahon, Al Brayford, Charles Lochman and Oscar Rothe. [Collinsville (IL) Herald, February 1, 1924; submitted by CAK8948]
Wayne A. Dellamano
Wayne A. Dellamano, 18 Month Old Infant, Dies Suddenly Tues.
Wayne Anthony Dellamano, 18 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert H. Dellamano of 427 N. Morrison, died suddenly Tuesday at 3:30 pm at St Mary's Hospital, East St Louis, only and hour and a half after being admitted. The cause of death was not known. He was born in East St Louis and had lived here since. Besides his parents, he is survived by one brother, Larry Lee Dellamano, one step-brother, Dennis Locandro, his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Dellamano and Mrs. Minnie Lawrence, his great grandparents, Mrs. Carrie Ryan and Mrs. Anna Mersinger. The funeral will be from the Herbert A. Kassly Funeral Home on Thursday, May 17 at 1:30 pm to the SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church for services at 2 pm. Interment will be in the Catholic Cemetery. [Collinsville (IL) Herald, May 16, 1956 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948]
Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Denniston will be Friday at 2 pm from Lesley Marks Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert O Laaser, pastor of Eden United Church of Christ, officiating. Mrs. Denniston, 42, a resident of Mt. Pleasant, died Thursday [Jan 5] at 5 am at Elmhurst Community Hospital, Elmhurst.
Born May 23, 1922 in St Louis, the daughter of the late Frank and Etta Senn Pfeiffenberger, she was married there to Charles Denniston. Surviving are her husband, and two daughters, Miss Bonnie and Miss Vickie Denniston of Mt Prospect. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 pm today. Interment will be in St James cemetery. Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, January 6, 1965 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948]
R. H. Densmore
Mr. R. H. Densmore, conductor on the Chicago and Alton Railroad, died at Moose Lake, Minnesota, on Monday. Mr. Demmore had been catted to the above place on account of the sickness of a brother. Soon after his arrival he was taken down with pneumonia and lived but a few days after becoming sick. His remains were taken to Canada for burial. No conductor on the C. & A. system had more frie nds than "Bob" and there is an unusual expression of regret at his u nexpected death. [The Marshall Republican., January 24, 1902]
William Joseph Dickey
William Joseph Dickey, 59, died at 10:30 a.m. today in St. Joseph Hospital where he was taken a week ago for treatment. Mr. Dickey had been in poor health for several years, but his condition was not thought to be serious and his death this morning was unexpected. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Dickey and one brother Robert Dickey of Alton. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced tomorrow. Nov. 30, 1928 Alton Evening Telegraph (3cent copy) submitted by Kathryn Todd
EDWARD H. DIERKING DIES IN EAST ST. LOUIS
Edward H. Dierking 65, of 1706 East College Ave, passed away Monday night in the Christian Walter Hospital. Death was due to an infection in his hand. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at the Kurrus Funeral Home, 26th and State Streets, Thursday. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Belleville. Mr. Dierking, who had been a carpenter for 32 years, was a member of the Masonic Lodge, a past worshipful master of the Gothic Lodge 852 A. F. and A. M. and past financial secretary of the carpenter's union in this city. Surviving are two sons, Eugene Dierking, St. Louis, Warren D Dierking, Chicago; one daughter, Miss Norma Dierking, East St. Louis, his mother, Mrs. Nancy L. Dierking of Thayer, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. H. C. Miller, Edwardsville, Mrs. F. C. Lark, Thayer, Mo., and on, brother, William Dierking, Thayer MO. His wife preceded him in death 18 years ago. [Edwardsville Intelligencer, Edwardsville, Madison Co, IL, 4 Feb 1936, p5, c3 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948]
Edward Henry Dierking of 1706 College Ave., entered into rest Monday, Feb. 3, 1936; dear father of Eugene E Dierking, of St. Louis, Mo., Warren B. Dierking of Chicago. Ill, and Norma Louise Dierking; dear son of Mrs. Nancy Dierking of Thayer, Mo.; dear brother of Mrs. H. C. Miller and Mrs. F. C. Lark and William Dierking. Funeral services at the Kurrus chapel Thursday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. Rev. C. D. Bowman officiating. Interment Mt. Hope cemetery. Gothic lodge No. 852, A.F. & A. M., will conduct Masonic services. Deceased was also a member of the Carpenters union.
Blame Splinter In Man's Death
Edward H. Dierking, 65, Succumbs to Blood Poisoning; Prominent Unionist.
Edward H. Dierking 65, prominent in union labor and Masonic circles, died in Christian Welfare hospital Monday night of blood poisoning resulting from an infection of the finger. Mr. Dierking, who was a carpenter, ran a splinter into the little finger of his left hand while working on a construction job in Taylorville, Jan. 25. Mr. Dierking was born in Missouri and had lived in East St. Louis 30 years. He was financial secretary of the carpenters' union and past worshipful master of Gothic Lodge 852, A. F. & A. M Surviving him are two sons, Eugene and Warren Dierking; a daught er, Norma Louise Dierking; his mother, Mrs. Nancy Dierking, Thayer, Mo., two sisters, Mrs. H. C. Miller and Mrs. F. C. Lark and a brother, William Dierking. Rev. C. D. Bowman will conduct funeral services in the Kurrus chapel Thursday at 2 pm. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery. [Submitted by Char, CAK8948]
Elizabeth K. Dierking
Entered into rest on Thursday, March 28, 1917, at 9:12 p.m., Mrs. Elizabeth K. Dierking (nee Betzold), wife of Edward H Dierking and beloved mother of Margaret E., Eugene E., Warren B. and Norma Louise. The funeral will take place from the family home at 1706 College avenue on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment at Mount Hope cemetery. [East St. Louis Journal, St. Clair Co, Illinois, 3/30/1917. P5, C6. - Submitted by Char, CAK8948]
MISS DIERKING WILL BE BURIED WEDNESDAY.
Nervous Breakdown Contributes in Young Teacher's Demise.
Funeral services are to be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the First Christian church at East St. Louis for Miss Margaret Dierking whose death occurred yesterday morning after it lingering illness. A short service is to be held at the family residence at 1503 College avenue at 2 o'clock. Miss Dierking's death followed a nervous breakdown from overwork and she had made an extended visit in California in hopes of regaining her health and spent several months at an East St. Louis hospital. Her father recently completed a sun parlor in the family residence where Miss Dierking spent her time the past few weeks. Seven years ago on next Saturday, the mother of the young lady, who was formerly Miss Elizabeth Betzold, died. Miss Margaret was the oldest of four children and became the "little mother" of the other three. One was a baby of only a few weeks. Miss Dierking took care of the home and children, attended school and prepared to become a school teacher. Her duties increased in the teaching position and the strain became too great. Her health failed and after treatment at home she went to California. The trip was of little benefit. Miss Dierking was born in East St. Louis on August 10, 1903 and would have observed her 21st birthday next August. Her father is E. A. Dierking, known to a number in Edwardsville. Two brothers and a sister who survive are Eugene and Warren Dierking and Norma Dierking. Miss Dierking endeavored during the past several years to keep the children in the Sunday school of the First Christian church, a request of her mother. For six years she has been an enthusiastic worker in the Sunday school. Miss Dierking has a number of relatives here. [Edwardsville Intelligencer, Edwardsville, Madison Co, IL, 1924 03 25 p1, c5. - Submitted by Char, CAK8948]
Henry Dorst Killed Himself
Henry Dorst killed himself in Venice by drinking a quart of whisky without removing his lips from the bottle, except to catch his breath between gulps. He and some companions had bought a quart of whisky, and one of them said he would pay for the contents if Dorst would drink it all. This he did. [Sycamore True Republican [Illinois], April 11, 1900; submitted by KVaughn]
Donald Frederick Dunstedter
Donald Frederick Dunstedter was born to George Jacob "Nude" Dunstedter and Leona Betzold on May 3, 1916, in Edwardsville, Ill. He passed from this life on April 4, 2008, at his home in Glen Carbon, Ill. Don graduated from Edwardsville High School in 1934. Shortly after graduation, on Dec. 21, 1943, Don entered the U.S. Army at Fort Sheridan, Ill. After completing basic training, he was assigned to Company B of the 3187th Signal Service Battalion as a cryptographic tech. Don was assigned to General Omar Bradley's 12th Army Group Headquarters. He then joined a replacement unit, the 302nd Infantry Battalion, which took him into the Battle of the Bulge. After serving for over two years, that of which over a year was on foreign soil, he was awarded 2 overseas service bars, European African Middle Eastern Ribbon with 4 bronze battle stars, World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the American Defense Service Medal. Don was discharged on December 28, 1945.
After returning home, Don was employed by the Bank of Edwardsville until 1952 as assistant cashier, [he] then worked for the Stahly Company as office manager until 1954. In 1954 Don went to work for St. Louis Boatman's Bank at their Fort Leonard Wood facility. He retired from Boatman's in 1981 and moved to Osage Beach, Mo. Don Moved to Eden Village in 1994 and was a two-time cancer survivor, and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Edwardsville. Survivors include, daughter Donna and Roy Fonda of Winfield, Ill.; Son David and Debby Dunstedter of Rolla, Mo.; 5 grandchildren, Scott, Lori, Julie, Daniel and Dustin; and 7 great-grandchildren, Alicia, Antonio, Julia, Emilia, Metao, Leonardo and Anna. He was preceded in death by his wife Helen "Honey" Hanser Dunstedter, whom he married on September 7, 1940, in Edwardsville; his parents and one sister, Norma Walzer. A memorial service and a private family burial in St. James Cemetery in Edwardsville will be at a later date. Irwin Chapel of Glen Carbon is handling the arrangements. [Waynesville Daily Guide (Waynesville, MO) - Wed Apr 09, 2008 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948]
Two Edwardsville Women Lost Lives in Mississippi River; Double Tragedy Ends Picnic
Step into Deep Water, Caught by an Undertow
Mrs. Dunstedter and Mrs. Klein Swept Away in Presence of Others, Bodies Recovered and Brought Home
Found Near Place Where They Sunk
Searchers Spent Part of Night in Vain and Return to Scene at Sunrise, Funeral Arrangements are not Completed.
Mrs. Leona Dunstedter, wife of George J. (Nude) Dunstedter, and Mrs. Dora Klein, a widow, both of Edwardsville, were drowned in the Mississippi River, on the shore of Eagle's Nest Island opposite Elsah Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock shortly before a picnic party of which they were members was due to return to Alton. Elsah is about 10 miles north of Alton. Miss Hazel Betzold of Edwardsville, sister of Mrs. Dunstedter, and Mr. Dunstedter, narrowly escaped getting into the deeper water where the two victims sank from view and are believed to have been carried away by a swift undertow of the stream. During the afternoon members of the party donned their bathing suits and helmets to splash around the shallow water near the shore. Little swimming had been done and the deep water a short distance away had not been discovered.
Searching parties were organized last night and worked for several hours. Failing to find any trace of the bodies the searchers went home, returning to the scene early this morning. After the bodies were recovered, they were placed aboard the Keller launch and brought to Alton. Deputy Coroner Robert Streeper took charge of the bodies and conducted the inquest at 4 o'clock this afternoon. He said the bodies were found on the Illinois side of the stream and just below the Madison-Jersey county line, some distance down stream from the island. The two women, neither of whom were able to swim, were wading in the water not deeper that their knees. They had the hands of Miss Betzold, who is also unable to swim. Almost at the same instance, they released their grips and were swept away. Mr. Dunstedter was unable to reach them.
The nine persons in the party had gone to the island in a 20-passenger motor boat owned by Udell Keller, owner of a fish market at Alton, a former resident of Edwardsville, Harvey Baker, pilot of the launch, and expert swimmer dived in hopes of finding the two women. After he failed, Mr. Keller went for help. A bright moon and search lights from motor boats helped the men using grappling hooks but after six hours they gave up until this morning. Those in the party yesterday were Mr. and Mrs. Udell Keller, their son Earl, 6 years old, Mr. and Mrs. Dunstedter, Mrs. Dora Klein and son, Junior Fremont, Miss Hazel Betzold, and Harvey Baker. The two children of Mr. and Mrs. Dunstedter, Norma and Donald, remained in Edwardsville yesterday and visited their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Betzold.
Word of the double tragedy reached Edwardsville shortly after 5 o'clock last night. Early reports indicated that Mrs. Dunstedter and the son of Mrs. Klein were the two who lost their lives. Mrs. Dunstedter's tragic death is the first in the family and a sever shock to the family. She was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Betzold and would have been 37 years old on Oct 24, next. She was born in Ft. Russell Township and spent her life in Edwardsville and vicinity. During the summer of 1914 she was married to Mr. Dunstedter, automobile dealer and connected with the garage at the Edward Hesse station on South Buchanan Street. Besides her parents, husband and two children, she is survived by two brothers and three sisters. They are Elmer and Percy Betzold, Miss Hazel Betzold of Edwardsville and Mrs. Elsie Hammond, Chicago and Mrs. Doris Wickenhauser of Alton. Mrs. Klein was also a native of Ft. Russell Township, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Mehmken, now of Roxana. The date of her birth was July 23, 1896 and she observed her 34th birthday a few days ago. Her husband ended his life here about 2 years ago in his gasoline service station at Main and Union streets. Besides her parents and son, she is survived by a sister and four brothers. They are Mrs. Udell Keller, August, Fred, Edward, and Herman Mehmken, all of Rozana. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, August 11, 1930]
Drowned Victims Funerals Planned
Services will be Held Wednesday for Two Who Lost Lives Sunday in Mississippi
Verdicts of death from accidental drowning were returned late yesterday afternoon by a coroner's jury, which investigated the deaths of Mrs. Leona Dunstedter, wife of George J. Dunstedter, Jr, and Mrs. Dora Klein, a widow, who were drowned in the Mississippi River south of Elsah Sunday afternoon.
The bodies were recovered yesterday morning at 10 o'clock. They were found floating in the water along a sandbar near the place where they sank Sunday. The very low stage of the Mississippi River at present contributed in the deaths. The two women were wading the shallow water along a sandbar that would be naturally covered at this season of the year. The bottom of the stream is very uneven at these places and the victims stepped from the shallow water into one of the deeper depressions.
The bodies were removed to the Straube-Schneider funeral home this afternoon. That of Mrs. Dunstedter was taken to the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Fred Betzold, on Center Street, Edwardsville. That of Mrs. Klein was taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Udell Keller on the Edwardsville-Alton road at Roxana.
Funeral services for Mrs. Dunstedter will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from the Betzold residence to Eden Evangelical Church at 10:30 o'clock. She will be buried at St. James' Cemetery, north of Edwardsville. Services for Mrs. Klein will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Keller residence to Eden Evangelical Church here at 2 o'clock. She will be buried at the Wanda Cemetery. Rev. H. J. Bredehoeft will conduct both services. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, August 12, 1930]
River Victims Funerals Held
Services for Mrs. George Dunstedter and Mrs. Dora Klein Are Conducted Yesterday
Funeral services for Mrs. George Dunstedter and Mrs. Dora Klein, who were drowned in the Mississippi River south of Elsah Sunday afternoon, were held yesterday. The services for Mrs. Dunstedter were held yesterday morning at 10 o'clock at the Fred Betzold residence here, thence Eden Evangelical Church at 10:30 o'clock with Rev. H. J. Bredehoeft officiating. Those attending the services from out of town were, Mrs. Richard Betzold, Mrs. Edward Rutger of St Louis; Mrs. Edgar Ruffner, Mrs. Fred Buck and Edward Dirking and son Warren of East St Louis; George Betzold of Collinsville; Mrs. John Betzold of Chicago; Mrs. Lula Cuetkin and daughter Velma and son Roy, Mrs. Sophie Betzold and Adam Betzold of Nokomis; Mr. and Mrs. John Wickenhauser and two daughters, Rose and Bertha, Mrs. Joseph Wickenhauser and Mr. and Mrs. William Wickenhauser and daughter Katherine of Alton; and Mr. and Mrs. August Bolhorst and daughter of East Alton. The pallbearers were, Frank L Nash, L T Cullens, Mart Nash, Charles H Soelke and Joseph Lieber. Interment was in the St James' Cemetery, north of Edwardsville. The services for Mrs. Klein were held yesterday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Udell Keller residence near Roxana to the Eden Evangelical Church here at 2 o'clock. Rev. H. J. Bredehoeft conducted the rites. The persons attending the services from out of town were, Mr. and Mrs. George Neunaber, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Neunaber of Alton, Mr. and Mrs. William Neunaber, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Vaughn of Bethalto, Mr. and Mrs. E W Vaughn, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Durham, Carl, Walter, Lewis, and Miss Lucille Vaughn and Herman of Wood River, John Neunaner and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Neunaber of Bethalto, Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Vaughn, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Neunaber of Upper Alton. The pall bearers were George, Herman and Henry Neunaber and Louis, Walter, and Charles Vaughn. Interment was in the Wanda Cemetery. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, August 14, 1930]
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