MADISON COUNTY, IL OBITUARIES
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
Mary Ruth Easley, 96, of Highland, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at her residence in Highland. She was born Wednesday, March 17, 1915, in Jacksonville, the daughter of Fred Willard and Lora Diamond (Sargent) Goodrick. On Saturday, Feb. 6, 1937, she married Ralph Homer Easley, and he preceded her in death Oct. 6, 1947. She was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church, Highland. She was also a member of St. Joseph Hospital Ladies' Auxiliary. Mary Ruth was born in Jacksonville and grew up there. She attended Jacksonville High School. She worked for the U.S. Government in Jacksonville. After her marriage they moved to St. Louis. Later she lived at Woodson Terrace, Mo., Columbus, Ohio, and returned to St. Louis where she worked for McDonnell Douglas in the Engineering Department for 29 years. She retired in 1977. She moved to Highland in the late 1970's where she has lived ever since. She briefly worked at St. Paul Church as evening secretary. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels and Saint Joseph Hospital Auxiliary. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and traveling. Survivors include two daughters, Jeannine K. Dooley and Dianne M. (William) Twyford, both of Highland; a stepdaughter, Virgilene M. Fitzpatrick of Metairie, La.; seven grandchildren, Shawn B. Dooley of Highland, Colleen D. (Larry) Henson of Troy, Stacia L. (Mark) Teegardin of East Peoria, Darren M. (Karen) Twyford of Highland, Timothy S. (Rebecca) Twyford of Highland, Patricia A. Fitzpatrick of Metairie, La., and Keven M. (Pat) Fitzpatrick of Florissant, Mo.; nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Betty Fernandes and Phyllis Hubbard, both of Jacksonville. She was preceded in death by her father, Fred Willard Goodrick; her mother, Lora Diamond Sargent Goodrick; her husband, Ralph Homer Easley; two sisters, Gladys Flynn and Marge Patrick; and one brother, Willard Goodrick. Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. today at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, and from 8-9:30 a.m. Thursday at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Saint Paul Catholic Church in Highland, with Rev. Father Paul Kala, Parochial Vicar of Highland officiating. Interment will be at Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland. Submitters Name: Ella Tittsworth. Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL
Virginia M. Eller, 94, formerly of Grafton, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at Willow Rose Rehab and Health Center. Born Aug. 23, 1917, in Worden, she was the daughter of Walter L. and Josephine (Lamb) Solterman. She married Albert L. Eller in Waterloo June 29, 1937. He passed away Nov. 17, 1998. Virginia worked as a clerk for Bill Roentz Grocery in Grafton for 20 years. She and her husband managed the American Legion Post in Jerseyville for many years, and she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Post. She was a founding member of the First Baptist church of Rosewood Heights, and later was a member of the Methodist Church in Grafton. Virginia absolutely loved horses and also enjoyed square dancing. But most of all, this sweetest of women lived for her family. Surviving are a daughter, Carol Jean (Jerry) Cover of Fieldon and their children, Sheri Cover and her companion, Gary Holloway, Tammy (Leonard) Brown and Dale (Bev) Cover; her son, Jerry Joe (Sue) Eller of Grafton and her son, Jon (Shirley) Eller of Pittsfield and their children, Heather (Eric) Smith and Lisa (Josh) Denmark; and eight great-grandchildren, Ross and Ginny Richards, Andrea Cover, Samantha and Emma Smith, Mia Brown and Skyler and Kevin Denmark. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Walter Solterman. Visitation was Saturday, Dec. 10 at Paynic Home for Funerals from noon until services begin at 2 p.m. Burial followed at Worden Cemetery in Worden. Submitters Name: Ella Tittsworth. Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL
Maxine L. Hartsock, 92, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at Rosewood Care Center in Alton. Born Apr. 6, 1919, in Pleasant Hill, she was a daughter of William McKinley and Velma (Hemphill) Jennings. She married Wilbert Rollin Hartsock July 28, 1937, in Bowlig Green, Mo. He passed away Nov. 2, 2005. Maxine loved to cook. She also loved her grandchildren, gardening and sewing. She is survived by a daughter, Janice Ann Couch of Alton; two sons, Robert Allen (Agnes) Hartsock and Gary Wayne (Donna) Hartsock, all of East Alton; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Charles Ross Hartsock, a sister, Oma Jennings; and two brothers, Arvis and Avery Jennings. Visitation was Thursday, Nov. 3 at Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights from 11 a.m. until services begin at 1 p.m. Jason Pierce officiated. Burial was at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. Patsy Rose Hoshiko, 81, of Edwardsville, died Thursday (July 21, 2011) in her home from chronic hymphocytic leukemia. Patsy Rose "Rose" was born May 15, 1930, to German immigrant parents Herman Ernst and Anna Babette Dege. She married Michael Hoshiko, a son of Japanese immigrants to Canada, on April 7, 1955. The couple moved to Carbondale where Michael became a professor at Southern Illinois University, and their children were born. Patsy Rose's father vehemently opposed the approaching war between Germany and France. After his neighbor, who was a government cartographer, confided in him that he had been asked to create maps in preparation for war with France, her parents set sail for a 'vacation' in the United States with only the suitcases they could carry, as emigration was not permitted at that point, arriving safely in 1913 before the start of the first World War. When her grandfather joined the family in the United States, taking the first ship to the U.S. from Germany after the war, he relayed his sentiments in a telegram upon arrival at Ellis Island, "Ich bin frei! (I am free!). The family settled in Quincy, raising five daughters. During her childhood, Patsy Rose helped with her father's business of crafting original fine wood furniture at "The artisan". She graduated from Quincy Senior High School in 1948, after which she enrolled in Quincy College, subsequently attending Western Illinois University, and graduating with a B.S. from Illinois State University at Normal in special education. She received her master's in education from Purdue University in Indiana. Throughout her life, Patsy Rose was an ardent believer in the value of learning, access to education, and freedom of information. After several teaching positions, including fifth and sixth grade at the Illinois Braille and Sight-Saving School in Jacksonville, remedial reading in an elementary school in Herrin, and elementary education at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Patsy Rose enrolled in a master's degree program at Southern Illinois University to study library sciences. Based on a project initiated in the program, she co-authored a book with Thomas L. Kilpatrick, an annotated bibliography of Illinois fiction (Illinois! Illinois! 1979). In 1975, she started work with the Shawnee Regional Library System, traveling to small towns throughout rural Southern Illinois to provide residents with access to the entire collection of books available through the library system. She spearheaded expansion of the interlibrary program to include school districts, eventually directing interlibrary loan coordination overall before retiring in 1992. Later, she worked with Michael in compiling and publishing a historical photo documentary book about the Japanese-Canadian families where Michael grew up ("Who was Who: Pioneer Japanese Families in Delta and Surrey: Family Histories from British Columbia, Canada"; 1998). Patsy Rose's beliefs were undoubtedly shaped by the experiences of previous family generations, reflected in her dedicatiion to peace, social justice and equality. An astute liberal Democratic, she followed politics closely. She was an active member of the Unitarian Fellowship in Carbondale where she taught religious education and served as Board member and President. She later joined the First Unitarian Church of Alton and attended the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Conference in Calgary, Canada, in 1992. She was also a member of Toastmaster's Club International. As her family expanded with more generations, Patsy Rose visited her children frequently, creating lifelong close relationships with her grandchildren. She traveled to Europe several times, visiting relatives in Germany and taking the family to live in Vienna during her husband's sabbatical there. The family spent a year in Baltimore during Michael's sabbatical at Johns Hopkins University. After retirement, she and Michael moved to Edwardsville. She cherished her friends, creating a tradition of reunions with her high school girlfriends ("The Shipates") well into retirement. Patsy Rose had an exceptional gift of listening with the heart, thoughtfully finding ways to lighten the days of those around her. Even beyong a familiar circle of family and friends, from the librarians across Southern Illinois to the college students who worked side by side tending her flower garden, she touched the lives of many whose paths she crossed. Patsy Rose is survived by her husband, Michael Hoshiko; three children, Cecily "Mitsie" (Dave) Sample of Rochester, Minn.; Sumi Hoshiko of Moraga, Calif., and Lance (Rebecca) Hoshiko of Longmont, Colo.; and five grandchildren. Patsy Rose was the youngest of her siblings. Surviving are Frieda (Floyd) Marshall of Quincy and Clara Lily White (Ray, deceased) of Springfield. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Bertha (Russell, deceased) Danhaus and Anna Louise (John, deceased) Brigham. SERVICES: 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, in Unitarian Church, 1479 Hampshire, with the Rev. Bruce Marshall (her nephew) conducting. VISITATION: There will be no visitation. Submitters Name: Ella Tittsworth. Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL
Bernard M Kahtz
Funeral services were held Monday at 8:30 from the Straube funeral home for Bernard M. [Michael] Kahtz and at 9 o'clock from St Boniface Catholic church with the Rev. E. J. Eckhard officiating. The Rev. Anthony Cepanis held graveside services at Calvary cemetery. Pallbearers were Ed Flynn, Emroy Schultz, Lem Southard, George J. Ostendorf, George Betzold, and George L. Ostendorf. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, Mar 6, 1950 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Conrad KalbfleischC. S. Kelley
Death of Conrad Kalbfleisch
Conrad Kalbfleisch, one of the old settlers of Madison County, died at his home at Collinsville, Friday (Dec 18, 1891) in the 77th year of his age. He was born Jan 29, 1815 in Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, and came to this country, landing in New York in 1832.
He was married there in 1835, to Rosina Barbara Furch, and 3 years later removed to Perry country, Missouri. He became a resident of Collinsville, January 29, 1851. He leaves surviving his wife, who passed her eightieth birthday last week, six children, 25 great-grandchildren, and 19 great-great-grandchildren. His children are two daughters, Mrs. Rosina Wendler and Mrs. Mary D. Heinecke; four sons, J. Conrad and John R., of Collinsville; George, at Edwardsville, and A Henry, whose home is in Peru, Ind. His son, George, is County Treasurer of Madison county.
Mr. Kalbfleisch started in life with few opportunities, but by the industry and economy which was characteristic of the early German settlers, acquired as independence and competency for old age. He and his wife were the only survivors of a party of forty families who left New York together in 1835 to seek a home in the West.
The funeral took place Sunday, Rev. F Ottmann, of the German Lutheran church, preaching the sermon. The pallbearers were John Becker, C, G. Blum, M. Abrosius, M. Eberhardt, G. Gleichmann, Ernst Kluge, J. J. Meier, and August Lochmann. The remains were interred in the Lutheran cemetery. [Edwardsville Intelligencer, Wednesday, Dec 23, 1891 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948 @ aol.com
Claude S. Kelley, 83, a retired Owens Illinois employee, died at 11:05 a.m. today in St. Anthony's hospital. He had been in ill health 'or several years and a patient in the hospital since May 14. He resided with a daughter, Mrs, Dom Todaro,. 1200 Milton road, for the past nine years. Mr. Kelley was born in Trigg County, Ky., Jan. 23, 1880, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Kelley. He had resided in Alton for 38 years and had completed 20 years service in the wood box department of the glass company at time of his retirement. Surviving in addition to his daughter, Mrs. Toduro, are five other, daughters, Mrs. Homer Flynn, Mrs. Fred Rice, Mrs. John Walker, Alton; Mrs. Oscar Ramey, Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Harry Millwood, Euclaire, Wis., 18 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren. His wife, the former Ambie Lee Ramey, to whom he was married in 1898, at Eddyville, Ky.-, died nine years ago. He also was preceded in death by a son, a daughter, two brothers and two sisters. The body is at Smith Funeral Home pending funeral arrangements. Alton Evening Telegraph | Alton, Illinois | Monday, May 20, 1963 | Page 21 Jrice
William Wendell Killam, 88, passed away at 8:10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at Fountain View Manor in Granite City. Born Dec. 19, 1922, in Hettick, he was the son of Ben and Fern Killam. The World War II Army veteran was a lifetime farmer, both in Hartford and Nortonville. He married Edna L. Black on July 25, 1942, in East Alton. She passed away Oct. 13, 2010. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and John Ratcliff of Glen Carbon; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Marsha Killam of Kingsland, Texas; three grandchildren, Rebecca Stuttle and Michael and Scott Ratcliff; four great-grandchildren, Cameron and Kayla Stuttle and Ethan and Chloe Ratcliff; and a nephew, John R. Wilson of Washington. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Cleta Wilson. Visitation will be at Payic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights Saturday from 9 a.m. until funeral services begin at 10 a.m. Rev. Dan Smith will officiate Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. Submitters Name: Ella Tittsworth. Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL
FRANK KLEIN DEAD WHEN BODY IS TAKEN FROM FALL OF ROOF AT COLLINSVILLE
Frank Klein, 46, a coal miner at Lumaghi Coal Company at Collinsville was instantly killed at 12:30 o'clock this afternoon in a fall of slate from the roof. When other miners rescued his body from beneath the debris he was pronounced dead. His body was taken to a Collinsville undertaking establishment. An employee of the coal company was unable to give complete particulars this afternoon. At the office of the deputy coroner it was said circumstances of the death had not be provided.
Mr. Klein, a native of Collinsville, has been a member of the County Board of Supervisors for several years. He was chairman of the Court House Commission. Mr. Klein was a son of the late Louis Klein of Collinsville. His aged mother lives in St Louis. Mr. Klein is survived by his wife and 3 children. The children are Mrs. Frances Root, New York City, and Jerome and Eugene Klein, who live at home. The family resides at 247 Seminary St. While definite arrangements have not been completed this afternoon, members of the family said that services will probably be held Friday morning from St Peter and Paul's Church. [Edwardsville Intelligencer (Edwardsville, IL), Mar 15, 1932 - Submitted by Char at CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Member of Board Will Be Buried
Final Services for Frank Klein at Collinsville Church Friday Morning
Final plans were completed at Collinsville this morning for the funeral services of Frank Klein, member of the County Board of Supervisors, who lost his life in a fall of roof at Mine No. 2 of Lumaghi Coal Company yesterday afternoon. He was crushed to death when a mass of rock fell upon him.
The official investigation into the death will be made tonight. Deputy Coroner George M. Schroeppel will conduct the inquest at the offices of Schroeppel Undertaking Company.
Word was being sent to members of the Board of Supervisors today, notifying them of and plans for the funeral. Efforts were being made to have a large representation of the organization at the services.
Final services will be conducted from the family residence, 247 N Seminary Street at 9:30 o'clock to S. S. Peter's and Paul's Catholic Church at 10 o'clock. Rev. Father Marks will officiate. Burial will be at the Catholic Cemetery. [Edwardsville Intelligencer (Edwardsville, IL), 16 Mar 1932 - Submitted by Char at CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Allen M. Knapp
Allen Knapp, 70, Dies; Funeral Set Saturday
Allen M. Knapp, 70, of 205 West Washington Avenue, died this morning, November 9, 1967 at his residence. He had been ill the past ten years. He was born in St Louis Sept. 11, 1897, but had been a resident of Collinsville all [most of] his life. He was an automobile mechanic. Funeral will be from Herbert A. Kassly Funeral Home Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Interment will take place in SS Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Friday. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Angela M. Knapp, nee Colone, one son, Franklin Knapp of Wood River; one daughter, Mrs. W.H. (Gloria) Kendall of Collinsville, and four grandchildren. [Collinsville (IL) Herald, November 9, 1967 - Submitted by Char at CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Frank W. Knapp
Frank W. Knapp Dies From Mine Injuries
Frank W. Knapp of 1029 West Clay street, a miner employed at Nigger Hollow mine south of this city, died at Harrison hospital Saturday from injuries sustained on Thursday of last week when he was caught under a fall of coal in the mine. While running a machine working "at the face", four tons of coal fell out from the face and caught Knapp. He was thrown under the machine and before the latter could be turned off he had suffered terrible injuries.
The funeral was conducted at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the family residence to the M. E. church. Burial was made in St. John's cemetery. Knapp was 41 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Jennie, and five children, Percy, Irene, Hazel, Edith and Jennie. [Collinsville (IL) Herald, April 2, 1920 - Submitted by Char at CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Alton Girl Dies at the Hospital
Miss Berneine Knowlson aged 14 years, daughter of Mr and Mrs Hale Knowlson of Alton, who was brot to St Francis hospital a week ago tonight and operated upon for appendicitis, died at the institution at 8:25 Thursday night. She was in a serious condition when removed to the hospital, the appendix having bursted. She was born at New Douglas and where the remains were sent to the home of an aunt. Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Baptist church with burial in New Douglas. Besides the bereaved parents, two brothers and two sisters survive. The Knowlson's are cousins of Mrs C A Ritchie of Van Buren street. [Litchfield Daily Union, Friday, April 29, 1927 - Submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener (all original spellings were kept)]
EDWARDSVlLLE — Private services were held at-is p.m. today for Deborah Marie Koenig, infant daughter of Kenneth' W. and Joyce Koenig of Hamel Township, who was! stillborn Saturday at 8:42 a.m. at St. Joseph's Hospital, Highland. The services, con ducted by Rev. Paul Wobus, pastor of Immanuel United Church of Christ of Hamel, were held at the Lesley Marks Funeral Home, with interment in St. John's Cemetery, Collinsville. Alton Evening Telegraph | Alton, Illinois | Monday, May 20, 1963 | Page 21 Jrice
Mrs. Elizabeth Krapp died in Collinsville
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Krapp, 66, wife of Jacob Krapp, of this city, who died last evening of complications, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Herr Funeral Home with services following at the Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery.
Mrs. Krapp was born Jan 21, 1869 in Collinsville and has always lived in that city. Immediate surviving relatives are five daughters, Mrs. Alida Richter, Mrs. Vera Zimmerman, Mrs. (should be Miss) Leona Krapp, Mrs. Irma Tialdo and Mrs. Fern Courtaway; two sons, Neal and Leslie Krapp, two brothers, Charles and George Eckart; two sisters, Miss Anna Eckart and Mrs. Hildegart Krapp, all of whom live in Collinsville. [Edwardsville Intelligencer, Thursday, June 7, 1934 - Submitted by Char at CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Collinsville --- Funeral services for 5-year-old Dennis Fred Lacondro will be held Saturday at 1:30 pm from the Herbert A. Kassly Funeral Home. The child died Wednesday (25 Jan 1967) at 2:00 pm at Cardinal Glennon Hospital, St Louis, where he had been a patient 10 days.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Lacondro of 171 Cumberland and a sister Shari Lynn. Mrs. Lacondra is the former Pat Miller of Edwardsville, who was raised by Mrs. Harry Moore, a great aunt of Mr. Lacondro. Also surviving are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Dellamano, and the maternal grandparents, Mrs. Marie Davis, and Mr. and Mrs. Orphie Miller, all of Centralia. Dennis was born April 19, 1961 at Highland. He attended kindergarten at the Meadow Heights Baptist Church. The body is in state at the funeral home. The Rev. James B. Doom will officiate at the funeral. Interment will be in St John's cemetery at Collinsville. [Edwardsville Intelligencer (Edwardsville, IL), 27 Jan 1967 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Henry F. Lehne
Alton Telegraph News Obit, Alton, Madison Co, Illinois
Henry F. Lehne Laid To Rest
No date on obit, but ca 1900.
German Lutheran Church Crowded Far Beyond Capacity, for Pioneer Alton Merchant
One of the most strikingly impressive funerals ever held in Alton was that Sunday afternoon of the late Henry F. Lehne, the veteran businessman who entered into rest Thursday morning last, after an illness of pneumonia.
Life's kindness and courtesies gave wonderful attest in the outpouring at the obituary services, neither the home nor the church in which the services were held being at all adequate for the many people who thus offered by their presence their last respects to the departed. The floral offerings were so numerous that special conveyances were necessary and even then all could not possibly be put on his grave. Altogether the fruits of an humble, honest, and conscientiously pure life were marvelously evident. Services were held first in the home at 1:30 P.M. when the German Lutheran choir sang "Jesus Lover of My Soul" Rev. Philip Hehner, of Nokomis, an old friend of the deceased read the 90th Psalm from Scipture, after which prayer was offered by Rev. W.F. Isler. The choir consisted of Misses Lizzie and Annie Althoff, Nellie and Mae Paul, Minnie Jungleblut, and Messers. Harry Paul, Carl Skaer, Prof. Richardson, Louis Schaefer, and Edward Misenheimer. Miss Lillian Bierbaum was organist at the church. At the church, at 2 o'clock, the choir sang as the corpse was carreied into the edifice, after which Rev. Hehner led in prayer. Rev. Ewers, of the First Methodist Church, gave a scriptural reading and after another selection by the choir, Rev. Isler read from II Timothy, chapter 4, verses 7th and 8th. The choir then sang "Meet Me There" after which Rev. J. Scarritt eulogized the life of Mr. Lehne, followed with a few additional remarks by Rev. Isler.
The corpse was taken to the grave in Grandview Cemetery where brief services were held by the ministers, and then the loved form was consigned to the tomb, and the latter backed with the innumeral floral gifts that had been carried by the clerks of the Lehne Store, almost 20 in number. It was impossible for even this number of clerks to carry them all, however the remainder were taken in a special carriage. Bearers of that pall were Messers. Philip Misenheimer, R.J. Bierbaum, C.C. Paul, Fred Offer, Louis Unger and Anton Jacoby.
On 1870 Madison Co ILL Census, City of Alton
Christian Lehne 73, born Hanover
Emma 70, born Hanover
Henry 34, Clerk dry goods, born Hanover
___ female, 34, born Hanover
Emma 4, born IL
Henry 1, born IL
1880 Madison Co ILL Census
Henry born ca 1835
Henry Lehne, 45, Clerk in Dry Goods, born Hanover
Lucke Lehne, wife, age 45, Born Hanover
Emma Lehne, dau, 14, born IL
Henry Lehne, son, age 11, born IL
Louisa Lehne ,dau, 9, born IL
Frederick Lehne, son, 6, born IL
1866 Alton City Directory
Henry Lehne, clerk for E.C. Calm
Theodore Lehne, clerk for E.C. Calm
1882 Alton Patrons
Theodore Lehne, Dealer in groceries, born Ost. Friesland, Germany; came to
Madison County IL 1858.
Illinois Marriage Database
Madison Co, Illinois
Henry F. Lehne; Lucke T. Faussen (No Return) Dec 18, 1858
Sangamon Co, IL
Theodore F. Lehne and Lizzie Gollmar, Aug 21, 1899
Livingston’s First Mayor is Dead
Staunton, April 26 – D G Livingston, 54, who served as the first mayor and first postmaster of the town of Livingston holding both offices for 10 years, died late last night at his home there. He was at the time of his death, deputy coroner, deputy sheriff, police magistrate, and supervisor of Madison county. He was re-elected to the last office while ill in bed. He was born on the homestead where he died, and the town of Livingston was named for his family. In politics he was a Republican. [Litchfield Daily Union, Tuesday, April 26, 1927 submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]
Adam Lohr died Saturday at 7:80 p. m. at his home, 3411 Clawson, without regaining consciousness, after being stricken last Thursday afternoon while in the country north of Upper Alton. A native of Upper Alton, he was born Feb. 37, 1884. Over a long period "Adam Lohr was known widely throughout the Alton vicinity because of his association with the horse and general livestock business, Around the National Stockyards, and at livestock sales In towns many miles from Alton, he was about as well-known as he would have been In his home town. For a good many years Lohr maintained a large number of teams during the days grading and other work was powered with horses. He had-done many big jobs of grading In the old days where Improvement jobs were under way In the Alton vicinity. ; One of his last .grading Jabs that he bad completed before his health failed a couple of years ago and before he ceased to keep a large number of work horses, was the *Alton Memorial Hospital site. This work was mainly done before the hospital was built, the owner of the site preparing It for the Institution. For many years Lohr had done work on the Smith estate, where horsepower was necessary. This contract also provided for extensive work on the grounds after the hospital buildings were completed. Even after he had retired from the teaming. business, "Ad" Lohr never was without horses, and those needing horse power could always count on him to supply their needs. It was in this connection that his fatal attack of Illness was brought on last Thursday. He had gone to the Sims farm on Humbert Road to catch and harness a team of horses for a customer. On the farm Lohr had about 15 horses In a pasture Rounding up the animals necessitated a good deal of exercise which, relatives believe, brought on the attack of apoplexy that disabled him an hour later and resulted in his death Saturday evening. In the past few years Lohr had take care of the grass cutting in Fairmount addition where he was kept busy most of the time during the summer. He was due to resume this work there this morning, members of the family said. His parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lohr, were dairy farmers In the Upper Alton outskirts for many years. The father died March 8, 1926, the mother passing away January 21, this year Deaths of both parents occurred In the home place on Clawson street in the Megowen addition where the son died Saturday evening;. Surviving are two children, Nelson and Thelma Lohr, and three sisters,' Mrs. Frank Hancock, Mrs. Richard Kennedy and Mrs. Henry Bauer, of Alton. There are also two grandchildren, Edward and Eugene Lohr. The body was removed this afternoon from Streeper funeral home to the residence where friends may call this evening. Funeral services will be conducted In the Clawson street residence Tuesday at 3:30 p; m. by the Rev. O. W. Heggemeler. Burial will be In Oakwood cemetery. "Ad" Lohr had tamed many a bronco and 'had conquered hundreds of "bad actors" in his day. Horses known to their owners as "outlaws" and "counterfeits" were turned over by the owners to Lohr for "breaking" to work. Handling hones that had been given up by others as "hopeless" was enjoyable pastime to "Ad" Lohr. Alton Evening Telegraph | Alton, Illinois | Monday, July 16, 1945 | Page 2 Jrice
Former Collinsville resident, Mrs. Bernadine Lombardi, 59, of 2106 Amos, Granite City, died at 9:50 pm April 6, 1978, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Granite City. A three-year employee of the Professional Care Nursing Home in Troy, she was supervisor of nurses. Mrs. Lombardi, a registered nurse, graduated from the St. Elizabeth School of Nursing, Granite City, and was a member of the St. Elizabeth Hospital nurses Alumni, and St. Elizabeth's Church in Granite City. She was born in Collinsville March 30, 1919, daughter of Mrs. Ida Dellamano of Fort Myers, Fla., and the late Albert Dellamano, and had lived in Granite City the past 37 years.
Services were held Monday at 9:30 am from the Lahey Funeral Home in Madison to St. Elizabeth's Church for Mass at 10 am. Burial was in the Sunset Hill Cemetery, Edwardsville. A wake service was held Sunday at 7:30 pm.
Survivors include her husband, Michael J. Lombardi Sr., a son, Michael J. Lombardi Jr. of Collinsville, a daughter, Miss Leslie Lombardi of Granite City; a sister, Mrs. Edward (Alvera) Funderburk of Fort Myers; a brother, Albert "Pooch" Dellamano of Collinsville, and two grandchildren. [Collinsville (IL) Herald, April 13, 1978 - Submitted by Char at CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Former Edwardsville resident Mrs. Elsie Luthringer, 69 years old, died Thursday [May 4] morning at her home, 1313 E Main St., Lancaster, Ohio. Born September 10, 1895 in Edwardsville, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Betzold.
Surviving are her husband, Edward, one brother and two sisters, Elmer and Miss Hazel Betzold, both of Edwardsville, and Mrs. Herbert (Doris) Wickenhauser of Alton. One brother and a sister preceded her in death. Funeral services will be Monday at 10 am at the Snyder Funeral Home in Bremen, Ohio. Burial will be at Bremen. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, May 5, 1965 - Submitted by Char at CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Body is Taken to Alton for Burial The body of Michael Maddock who died Saturday morning , was taken to Alton , at 2 : 54 o clock yesterday after noon for funeral services today , fron the Catholic church . Interment will be made in St Patrick's cemetery . Mr . Maddock died at the home of his daughter , Mrs. L , L . McCarthy 204 North West street , with whom he had lived for the past year . Mrs , McCarthy la the , only surving child .- Urbana Daily Courier, 11 January 1932
Charles M. Mallender
C. M. Mallender Funeral Held This Afternoon
Funeral services for Charles M. Mallender, 247 N. Seminary, age 79, were held this afternoon from the Herr Funeral Home, Collinsville, with Rev. C. H. Kuhlmann officiating. Interment was in St. John Cemetery. Mr. Mallender, who died Dec. 10, was preceded in death by his wife, Helena Klein Mallender. Four children, Melvin J. Mallender, Collinsville, Emmett L. Mallender, Moberly, Mo., Irvin M Mallender, Berkley, Mo., and Mrs. Theodore (Roberta) Althardt, Collinsville, survive. Five grandchildren, three great grandchildren, brothers George A. Mallender, Enid, Okla. and Walter W. Mallender, Grand Junction, Colo., also survive. One brother and one sister also preceded him in death.
Mr. Mallender was formerly a truck driver for Arctic Ice and Fuel and worked for American Zinc, Fairmont City. For a period of time he was self-employed and delivered funeral notices for the Advertiser Press. [Collinsville (IL) Herald, December 13, 1965 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Mrs. Mallender, 73, Dies at Her Home This Morning
Mrs. Helen E. Mallender, mother of Assistant Supervisor Jerome Klein, died this morning at 9:15 am at her residence, 247 North Seminary. She has been in ill health for the past ten months. Mrs. Mallender was born in Collinsville, daughter of the late Tobias and Carrie Bischoff Dellamano. She was 73. Her first husband, the late Frank P. Klein, preceded her in death in 1932. She later married Charles Mallender, who survives her. Also surviving are three children, Mrs. George (Frances) Clause of Monrovia Cal. and Jerome M. and Eugene G. Klein of Collinsville, a brother, Albert Dellamano of Ft. Myers, Fla., and two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Marie) Kohn [Kohnen] of Wood River and Mrs. Caroline Dupatz of St. Louis. A brother and a sister preceded her in death. She left seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She was a member of the Altar Society, SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, and the Legion of Mary Auxiliary. Herr Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete. [Collinsville (IL) Herald, April 15, 1963]
Helena Mallender Dies, Funeral Service Friday
Mrs. Helena E. Mallender, 247 North Seminary, died at her home on Monday. The funeral will be at 8:30 am Friday from the Herr Funeral Home to SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church for Mass at 9 am. Recitation of the rosary will be Thursday at 8 pm.
She had been in ill health for the past ten months. Preceding her in death was her first husband, Frank G. Klein. Survivors include her husband, Charles Mallender and her three children, Mrs. George (Frances) Clause of Monrovia Cal. and Jerome M. and Eugene G. Klein, both of Collinsville. Seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren also survive, along with one brother, Albert Dellamano, Ft Myers, Fla., and two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Marie) Kohnen of Wood River and Mrs. Carline [Caroline] Dupatz of St. Louis. She was a member of SS Peter and Paul church Altar and Rosary Society and the Legion of Mary Auxiliary. She was a life long resident of Collinsville. [Collinsville (IL) Herald, April 18, 1963 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Mrs. Nettie G. Marshall of 930 E. 6th St., widow of Charles Otto Marshall, who for many years operated the Marshall Bottling Co., In Alton, died Saturday at 10:25 a.m. Mrs. Marshall, who was 83, had been in failing health for 12 years and during that time had been in and out of hospitals several times. She died at St. Anthony's Hospital whe"« she had been- a patient for nine days. The, former Nettie Wyss; she was born in Alton, July 4, 1879, a daughter of the late Mr, and Mrs. WlUiaitt Wyss. She Was married here Oct. 25, 1900', to Charles Otto Marshall. Her husband died in 1954. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Ada Maher, who resided with her at the East Sixth street home, and two Brothers Roy Wyfis, California, and Harry, Jacksonville. Beside her husband she was preceded in death by a son. Mrs. Marshall was a member of St. Patrick's Parish and funeral rites Tuesday at 9 a.m. will be conducted in the church. Burial will be in Alton Cemetery, The body is at Gent Chapel where friends may call. The Rosary will be recited , at 8 p.m. today. Alton Evening Telegraph | Alton, Illinois | Monday, May 20, 1963 | Page 21 Jrice
Homer E. Marti, age 84, of Edwardsville, died at 5:37 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at Alton Memorial Hospital.
He was born on Jan. 12, 1919, in Highland, Ill the son of the late Alois and Theresa Wherle Marti.
He married Betty Bayer on Jan. 5, 1946, in Edwardsville. She survives. Also surviving are three sons: David Marti and Richard Marti and wife, Nancy, all of Edwardsville, and James Marti of Sonoma, Calif.; a daughter: Betty Maxwell and husband, Terry of St. Louis; four grandchildren: Cara and Caitlyn Marti, both of Edwardsville, and Mamie Brown-Field and Jeffrey Lange, both of California; and a brother: Orville Marti and wife, Hazel of Edwardsville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Gerhardt and Vernon Marti; and a sister: Dorothy Geers.
Mr. Marti was retired union carpenter. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II in the European Theater. His memberships included the First Presbyterian Church in Edwardsville, the Gladiolus Society of Illinois, the Edwardsville V.F.W. Post 1299, the Edwardsville American Legion Post 199, and was a former zoning administrator for the city of Edwardsville. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, at Weber Funeral Home in Edwardsville. Memorial services will begin at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. John Hembruch, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Edwardsville, officiating. Per the decedent's request, his remains will be cremated. Edwardsville Intelligencer
Homer E. Marti, 84, died at 5:37 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at Alton Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 12, 1919, in Highland, Ill., to Alois and Theresa (Wherle) Marti. He married the former Betty J. Bayer on Jan. 5, 1946, in Edwardsville. She survives. The U.S. Army World War II veteran served in the European Theater and was employed as a union carpenter until retiring from the Carpenters Union. A former zoning administrator for the city of Edwardsville, he was a member of the Edwardsville Veterans of Foreign War Post 1299, Edwardsville American Legion Post 199 and the Gladiolus Society of Illinois.In addition to his wife, surviving are three sons and a daughter-in-law, David J. Marti of Edwardsville, James E. Marti of Sonoma, Calif., and Richard A. and Nancy Marti of Edwardsville; a daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Terry Maxwell of St. Louis; four grandchildren, Cara and Caitlyn Marti of Edwardsville and Marnie Brown-Field and Jeffrey Lange of California; and a brother and sister-in-law, Orville and Hazel Marti of Edwardsville. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Gerhardt and Vernon Marti, and a sister, Dorothy Geers. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to until time of memorial services at 7 p.m. Sunday at Weber Funeral Home in Edwardsville. The Rev. Dr. John Hembruch, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Edwardsville, where he was a member, will officiate.
According to his wishes, his remains were cremated. [Edwardsville Intelligencer, March 14, 2003 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Mrs. E.C. Martin
July 9, 1894 handwritten on obit (From family obits of the Baker, Butler, Weeks, Patrick Families)
Into The Valley -- Mrs. E.C. Martin, relict of the late Judge Wm. Martin, passed away peacefully into the dreamless sleep of death at 5 o'clock this morning at the family residence at Godfrey, surrounded by those she loved. The deceased had been a resident of Madison Co for half a century; she had passed the 78th milestone in the journey of life, and was an earnest Christian spirit, honored and revered by her many friends. She had been ill for some time of the natural debilities attendant upon old age, and death came peacefully as the candle burns out it's span when its good work is done. There are left to mourn her death five children: Mrs. L.B. Sidway, Mrs. L. Gallinger of Godfrey, Mr. George Martin of St. Louis, Dr. Wm. Martin of Chicago, and Mr. Jas. Martin of Godfrey. The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon from the family residence, to Grandview Cemetery in this city...Donated by Crystal [CrystalJ@usa.com]
Mrs. Flossie Martin, wife of Freeman Martin of Pearl, died unexpectedly Sunday at 4:20 p.m in Illinois Hospital, Pittsfield. Mrs. Martin, who was 62, entered the hospital six days ago M lowing a heart attack. The former Flossie Fern Ramsey, she was born Dec. 11, 1900, at Pearl. Her marriage to Freeman Martin took place in 1918. Surviving beside her husband are a son, four daughters, two brothers and four sisters. Funeral rites will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Church of Christ,. Pearl. Burial .will be in Green Pond Cemetery. The body is at the C. C. Hanks Funeral Home, Pearl, where friends may call, Tuesday evening. Alton Evening Telegraph | Alton, Illinois | Monday, May 20, 1963 | Page 21 Jrice
Funeral services were held at the Herr Funeral Home in Collinsville Thursday [July 31] at 2 p.m. for Jerry Mashek who died at 5:05 p.m. Monday [August 4] at his home following a six-month illness. He was born September 5, 1882 in Collinsville, the son of the last John and Josephine Mashek. He was married to Mrs. Ida Urban on June 3, 1909 in St Louis. Mr. Mashek operated a tailoring ship in Collinsville for 40 years and for the past 10 years was employed by the G. S. Suppinger Company of Collinsville. He was a member of the grade and high school Boards of Education for 18 years, serving a large portion of that time as secretary. Besides his wife, Mr. Mashek is survived by a son, John W., a granddaughter, Shari; a brother Ladimar, all of Collinsville; and a sister, Mrs. W. B. Rasplica in Glen Carbon. Burial was in St John's cemetery, Collinsville. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, August 6, 1953 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Funeral services were held Wednesday [November 3] at 2 o'clock from the First Presbyterian church in Collinsville for Joseph Mashek of 419 Spring street, Collinsville, who died Sunday [October 31] at St Mary's hospital in East St Louis. He had been township clerk [Collinsville Township] for the past 46 years and a lifelong resident of that area. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ida Mashek Holten, Mrs. Harold [Leola] Wyatt of Collinsville, Mrs. Luther [Celeste] M. Thomas of Sioux Falls, SD, one son Edward J Mashek of Collinsville; two brothers, Jerry and Ladimer of Collinsville, one sister, Mrs. W. B. Rasplica of Glen Carbon, and one grandson, Robert Wyatt of Collinsville. His wife [Ida Mary] preceded him in death August 27, 1948. Interment was in St John's Cemetery. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, November 5, 1948 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Mrs. Katherine Mashek, 75, of 303 N. Morrison avenue died Thursday [March 4] at 6:45 p.m. at her home. She had been in ill health the past few years. Mrs. Mashek's husband, Lod J Mashek, had been 2nd deputy treasurer of Madison County 12 years prior to his death October 29, 1962. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Fulton of Collinsville and Miss Loretta Darmody of St Louis. One daughter and a sister preceded her in death. She was born June 11, 1889 in Collinsville, the daughter of James and Margaret Skelly Darmody. Visitation will be at the Herr Funeral Home after 7 p.m. Saturday. The rosary will be recited Sunday at 8 p.m. Funeral mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday [March 8] at SS Peter and Paul Catholic church with interment in the church cemetery. - Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, March 5, 1965 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Lodimer J Mashek
County Treasurer Deputy L. Mashek Dies at Hospital
Lod [Lodimer] J Mashek, 303 N Morrison street, Collinsville, 2nd deputy treasurer of Madison County for the past 12 years, died on Monday [October 29] at 12:15 p.m. at St Mary's hospital, East St Louis. Mr. Mashek, 78, had been hospitalized one week. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Mashek, he was born January 23, 1884 in Collinsville. Mr. Mashek was a member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic church there, the Holy Name Society and Knights of Columbus Council. He was also a member of Madison County Employees Local 799. Surviving is his wife, the former Katherine Darmody. A daughter preceded him in death. Funeral mass will be read at 9 a.m. Friday [November 3] at SS Peter and Paul Catholic church, Collinsville, with interment in the Catholic cemetery there. Friends may call at the Herr funeral home, Collinsville, after 2 p.m. Wednesday. The rosary will be recitated at the funeral home Thursday, 8 p.m. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, October 30, 1962 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948 @ aol.com]
MASON-Dec. 26, at Godfrey, Ill., Mrs, Cynthia Mason,, aged 80 years, mother of Mrs. W, C. Hancock and Mrs. L, L • Havens, of this city. Mrs, Mason was one of the pioneers of Madtson Connty. Illinois The Daily Inter Ocean, (Chicago, IL) Wednesday, December 29, 1886
School Teacher Will be Buried
Miss Floretta McCugh Expired Monday after an Illness of Short Duration
Funeral services will be held at Collinsville Thursday afternoon for Miss Floretta [Florette] McCugh, former school teacher of that city, whose death occurred Monday night at 7:40 o'clock following an illness of the past two weeks. Services will be conducted from her late home, 614 Garesche avenue, at 2 o'clock to the Collinsville M. E. church at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. William M. Poole will have charge of the services. Burial will be made at St. John's Cemetery.
Miss McCugh was born on a farm west of Edwardsville and her untimely death occurred at the age of 47 years 9 months and 10 days. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McCugh. Her mother preceded her in death, Miss McCugh and her father making home together. He is one of the venerable residents of Collinsville and a Civil War veteran. As a child Miss McCugh lived near Wanda and attended school there. Later she entered the Collinsville schools and after graduating took up teaching. For a time she was employed in Utah but later had positions in rural and a Granite City school, finally returning to her home city. Miss McCugh was a teacher in the Methodist Episcopal Sunday School and took an interest in church work. She was also a member of the Daughters of Veterans. Besides her father she is survived by two sisters. They are Mrs. Josephine [Frank] Patek of Collinsville and Mrs. Jeannette [Leo] James. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, 8 August 1928 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Miss Veronica McNally of Shorewood, Wis., a former teacher in elementary schools of Illinois died Saturday in a Milwaukee Hospital. She was 56. The body will be returned to Alton for funeral rites Wednesday at 9 a.m. In SS. Peter & Paul's Church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Visitation hours at Gent Chapel will fee after 4 p.m. Tuesday. The Rosary will be recited. Tuesday at 8 p.m. Miss McNally, a daughter, of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Mc Nally, was born in Alton, July 14, 1906. She attended the Alton schools and following her graduation from the old Ursuline Convent attended St. Louis University where she received a degree in Arts and Education. She taught in elementary schools in Illinois from 1929 until 1953 when she moved to Milwaukee. In Milwaukee she taught fifth grade until a year ago when she took a leave of absence because of illness. She was a member of St. Robert's Parish in Milwaukee a n d belonged to Milwaukee Teachers Association and to Wisconsin Education Association. Miss McNally was the last of her family.
Mrs. Anna E[lizabeth] Michel, 1605 N. Main st., died Sunday at 12:30 am at St. Joseph's Hospital, Highland, where she had been hospitalized two weeks. She was 79 years old. Funeral mass will be read at 10 am Tuesday at St Mary's Catholic church with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. The Rev. Louis Elbow will officiate. Friends may call at the Weber funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening. The rosary will be recited at 8:30 pm. Survivors include two stepsons, Paul and Chester Michel of Edwardsville; one daughter, Mrs. John (Annadel) LaBanc of Hillsboro; two sisters, Miss Clara Sido, Edwardsville, and Sister Mary of St. Clare, Order of Good Shepherd, San Francisco, CA. Ten grandchildren survive. Her husband, Fred Michel, whom she married April 17, 1920 in St Louis, is deceased. One son died in infancy and a brother is deceased. Daughter of Fred and Katherine Bange Sido, she was born March 4, 1885 in Edwardsville. Mrs. Michel was a member of St. Mary's church and the Altar and Rosary Society. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, March 11, 1963 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Carl E. Michel
Two Children Die in Space of Six Hours
Two children of members of the Eden Evangelical congregations died with in six hours Sunday evening. Carl Edward Michel, the infant son of Frederick and Elizabeth Bayer Michel, of 1605 N. Main st., died at the home of his parents yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock. The little one had been ill from double pneumonia just five days. The infant was aged 9 months and 8 days. He is survived by his parents, and one brother, Paul, aged 3 years, and also Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bayer, grandparents and a grandmother, Mrs. Dora Michel. The funeral will be tomorrow afternoon at the family residence at 2 o'clock. Rev. H. Rahn, pastor of Eden Evangelical church will have charge of the service. Interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery. The other child was
[Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, February 15, 1915 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Fred Michel, a retired carpenter, of 1604 N. Main st, a lifelong resident of this city, died at 8 PM Saturday at his residence. He served as alderman for 16 years. He was born January 20, 1885, in this city, and had attained the age of 65 years, 5 months, and 18 days. He was the son of the last John and Dora Stiehlinger Michel. He married Elizabeth Boyer [Bayer] January 20, 1909. She preceded him in death in 1919. On April 19, 1920, he married Miss Anna Sido, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Annadel; two sons, by the previous marriage, Paul and Chester Michel of this city; three brothers, John Michel of this city, Edward of Decatur and Charles Stiedle of San Simon, AZ; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Jagger of Roxana, Mrs. Dora Clarke of Chicago, and Mrs. Anna Hanser of this city; and seven grandchildren. Two sons by his first marriage and one brother preceded him in death. He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge, and the Carpenters and Joiners local #378 since 1903.
Friends may call at the Schneider funeral home until 12 o'clock noon Tuesday when the body will be taken to the Eden Evangelical church to be in state until 2 o'clock when services will be held from the church with the Rev W. G. Mauch officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, July 10, 1950 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Final rites from Fred Michel were held Tuesday at 2 o'clock from Eden Evangelical church with the Rev W. G. Mauch of the Bluff Road Evangelical church officiated. During the service, Mesdames Edwin Eilers, Edward Abenbrink, Edward Heeren, Glenn Johnson, and George Hof sang two songs "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" and "Heaven is My Home," accompanied on the organ by Miss Ruth Pieper. Pallbearers were Harry Hanser, William Remm, Ray Schrameck, Emil Wolf, Robert Cummingham, and Edward Abenbrink. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery with the Schneider funeral home in charge.
Relatives and friends attending the service were from Fredricktown, University City, and St Louis, MO Decatur, Roxana and Granite City. Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, July 12, 1950
Services for Paul F. Michel were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Eden United Church of Christ, Edwardsville. The Rev. Wesley Bornemann officiated, with burial at Valley View Cemetery, Edwardsville. A resident of the 2000 block of Stanford Place, Edwardsville, he died at 8 p.m. Dec 21, 1983, at Oliver C. Anderson Hospital, Maryville. In 1978 he retired as president of Michel Tire and Battery Inc., Edwardsville. He was a past president of the Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce and was a member of Moose Lodge 1561 in Edwardsville, Eden United Church of Christ, and the church's Men's Fellowship. Age 72, he was born in Edwardsville Nov. 27, 1911, son of the late Frederick and Elizabeth Bayer Michel. Survivors include his wife, Verna Feldman Michel; one son, Robert P. Michel of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two daughters, Mrs. Sandra Jackson of Glen Carbon and Mrs. Shirley Gardner of Collinsville; one brother, Chester A. Michel, Edwardsville;
Capt. Abel Moore
Mrs. Myrtle Morris,. 1001 E. 4th St. Alton died at 9 a.m. in Alton Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Mrs. Morris had been ill for the past year and was taken to the hospital at 3 this morning. She was born in Eldorado, 111. March 11, 1916 to .Mr. and Mrs. Henry Day. She' had been employed at Beverly Farms for; the past five years. Survivors include her husband, Allen and four brothers Henry A. Day, and Junior Day, Los Angeles; Cletus, Wheeler, Ill., and Charles, Equality, and two sisters, Mrs. Elsie Dillard, Long Beach, Calif., and Mary Edna, Colorado. Funeral rites will be conducted Thursday at 10 a.m. in Smith Funeral Home, Alton. Burial will be in Upper Alton Cemetery. Friends may visit the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday. Alton Evening Telegraph | Alton, Illinois | Monday, May 20, 1963 | Page 21 Jrice
Died Jessie, beloved baby of H.B and Kittie A. Morriss Aug ?, 1887 age 4 months, ? days. Card oi'Thanks " It is with deepest feelings of gratitude that we extend our most sincere thanks to the citizens of Clarksburg and vicinity, who so kindly stood by as in the loss of our darling babe, Jessie. May God's richest blessings rest upon H. B. Morriss. Kittie A. Morriss. Submitted by Mark Collins
Another Long Life Closed _____
Rodiville.C. Morriss, Retired Farmer and Pioneer, Passes Away. End of Long Suffering Came Thursday Evening—Funeral Sunday Morning. After long suffering- from the effects of a stroke of paralysis received many months ago and attended by the infirmities of advanced years, Rodiville C. Morriss, a well-known resident of this city and widely known throughout Madison and adjoining- counties, passed away at his home at 10:20 o'clock Thursday evening at the age of 82 years, 2 months and 2 days. The funeral takes glace to-morrow (Sunday) morning at 11 o'clock, from the residence to the Presbyterian church, and interment will be made in the Troy cemetery.__ Submitted by Mark Collins
Rodiville Clinton Morriss was born in Nodaway county, Virginia, on June 12, 1820, and was a son of Edward and Margery Morriss, a prominent family in that section of the Old Dominion. When a lad his parents emigrated to the West and settled near Belleville, this State, though they had intended to find a home in Missouri. At Belleville the father and sons hauled flour to the St. Louis market for many years, and afterward went to Bond county and settled near Old Ripley where they engaged in farming. Later they came to Madison county and located first in Collinsville township, then on section 18 in Jarvis township. The father died in 1858, preceded several years by the mother. Here, the son and subject of this sketch, engaged in farming, for many years, and by frugality and strict integrity achieved success and retired about four years ago to take up his residence in this city. Rodiville C. Morriss was first married on October 26, 1843, to Miss Amanda Hamilton, a daughter of William and Jane (Robinson) Hamilton, who were early settlers of Madison county. Of this union were born five sons and two daughters in the following order : Margery (deceased), wife the late Joseph Fix, of Collinsville; John H.; also of Collinsville Mrs. Mollie Gaskill, Louis and Henry B., all of St. Louis; Robert C, of Formosa, and George C, of Troy. The wife and mother died on October 19, 1871. Mr. Morriss' second marriage was in September, 1873, to Fannie W. Sawyer, of St. Louis, who still survives him. Besides the wife, five sons and one daughter who survive, there are 25 grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren. Mr. Morriss united with the Presbyterian church early in life and has been a member of the church in this city since 1852. He has always been a faithful and consistent member and led a quiet and exemplary life. To his effort is largely due the credit for establishing a new church parsonage which has been done in the. last year. Mr. Morriss was one of the self-made men of his time and his success is a fitting example to the great army of young men who, like him, are compelled to be the architects of their own future.Few men were ever held in higher esteem by the people of the community in which they lived and moved. He died as he had lived—peaceful, quiet and reserved, with ill will toward none and prepared to meet his Maker. Submitted by Mark Collins
Mary E. Naughton
Miss Mary Elizabeth Naughton, 80, a retired bookkeeper forHome Nursery Greenhouse,Inc., died this morning about 5'clock at an Alton hospital. She
resided at 705 Chapman St. A lifelong Edwardsville resident, she was born Aug. 1, 1886, a daughter of William and Frances Swain Naughton.
Two brothers preceded her in death. Miss Naughton was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and Daughters "of Union Veterans of the Civil War.
Visitation will be at Fletcher Funerol Home after 5 p.m. Friday. Final rites have been set for 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrew's Church. The Rev . James Pearson will officiate.
Interment will be in Woodlaws Cemetery 8/4/1966 Edwardsville Intelligencer
Mrs. Anastatia [Anastasia] Novak, Oldest Resident Dies, 100
Mrs. Anastasia Novak, 100, of 742 Bond Street, died at 11:45 p.m. at her residence. She was born in Poland February 27, 1863, and lived in Collinsville since 1902. She had been in ill health the past five weeks, but was still able to sit up in a chair until the day before her death. Her husband, John, preceded her in death in 1952. Two sons, Stanley and John, and six sisters also preceded her in death. She is survived by three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Mary Hanvey, Brown City, Mich., Mrs. Cecilia V. Dawley and Mrs. Josephine Bruno, both of Collinsville; Casper Novak of St Louis and Frank Novak of Collinsville. She leaves 11 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. She was a member of the Polish Alliance Lodge of Chicago. Funeral was at 8:30 a.m. Monday from the Herr Funeral Home to SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church for Mass at 9 a.m. Recitation of the Rosary took place at 8 p.m. Sunday. Burial was in Catholic Cemetery. Pall bearers were Martin Zych, Stanley Zych, Frank Novak, Jr, Lorenzo Bruno, Walter Combs and John Pauline. [Collinsville (IL) Herald November 4, 1963 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948 @ aol.com]
William Pace dies
William C[larence] Pace, 84, Route 6, Edwardsville, died at 4 p m Saturday in St Elizabeth Hospital, Granite City. A former resident of Alton, Mr. Pace lived in Edwardsville the past nine months. He was a retired employee of Owens Illinois Glass Co., Alton He was born November 14, 1888 in Hardin, KY. His wife, Bessie, died in 1969. Mr. Pace is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Dessie) Knapp of Godfrey and Mrs. Eddie (Shirley) Summers of Edwardsville; a step-son, Bud Colman, Bethalto; a brother, Herbert Pace, Alton; 26 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Friends may call after 4 p m today at Streeper Funeral Home, Alton. Funeral services will be at 11 a m Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Upper Alton Cemetery. [Edwardsville Intelligencer (Edwardsville, IL), 15 Jan 1973 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Edna E. Orr
Edna E. Orr, 81, of Alton, formerly of E.St.Louis, died at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1986, at Wood River Township Hospital. She was Born In Medora and married Forrest L.Shook in 1930 in E.St.Louis. He preceded her in death in August 1982. Surviving are a son William G. Shook of St. Louis, 20 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. Friday until the service time at 10:30 a.m. at Marks Mortuary in Wood-River with the Rev. George Bell officiating. Burial will be in St. Matthews Cemetery in St.Louis.
(personal corrections: she was born in Willow Hill, Il (Jasper Co.) and she married Forrest Shook in 1925 in Richland Co.) Submitted by Billie Trail
Mrs. Etta A Pfeiffenberger, 66, of Newton, [Jasper ] IL, formerly of Edwardsville, died Sunday [Sep 10] at 5:45 am at the Richland Memorial Hospital, Olney, where she had been a patient for several weeks. Final rites will be conducted at 2 pm Tuesday for the Schneider Funeral Home with the Rev R. F. Tormahlen, pastor of Eden Evangelical and Reform church, officiating. Interment will be in St James cemetery, Route 112, 4 miles north of Edwardsville. Friends may call at the funeral home until the services.
Daughter of the late Edward and Margaret Senn, she was born here in 1895. Her husband, Frank Pfeiffenberger, whom she married in 1915, died in 1935. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Grace) Denniston, Michigan City, Michigan; three brothers and three sisters, Nelson Senn of this city, Edward Senn , Mrs. Marshall (Adele) Eastmann and Mrs. Dale (Margaret) Flynn, all of Detroit, Michigan, Harvey Senn and Mrs. William (Mabel) Swank [Schwenck], St Louis. Two grandchildren also survive. A brother, Victor, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Pfeiffenberger was a member of Eden church.
[Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, September 11, 1961 - Submitted by CAK8948@aol.com]
Frank Patek, 410 N Morrison street, Collinsville, owner and operator of a grocery store there for many years, died Friday at 2 p.m. at Christian Welfare hospital, East St Louis.
Mr. Patek, born February 24, 1873 in Bohemia, came to America when he was about 1 year old, and had resided in Collinsville for 84 years. He was a member of the American Federation of Musicians and the Senior Citizen club of Collinsville. Mr. Patek was the last member of a family of seven children. Survivors include three children, Melvin Patek and Mrs. Harry (Gladys) Robinson, both of Collinsville, and Mrs. Erwin (Evelyn) Engelman of Edwardsville; and 5 grandchildren, Ruth Patek, Harvey L Robinson, Robert, Joan and Dennis Engelman. Three great-grandchildren also survive. His wife, Josephine, preceded him in death in 1949.
The body may be viewed at the Schroeppel funeral home, Collinsville, after 5 p.m. Saturday until 1 p.m. Sunday. Final rites will be held at 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian church, Collinsville with burial in the St John's cemetery there. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, 17 May 1958 - Submitted by CAK8948@aol.com]
Mrs Ollie E, Phillips
Mrs Ollie E, Phillips. 94, of Alton, died at 2:14 p.m. Sunday at Eldercare Nursing Home after failing in health for six years a native of Sesser, Ill. she married William A. Phillips, who preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons, Robert of Los Angeles, Calif, Eugene of Chicago; three daughters. Mrs. Joy Winn of Godfrey. Mrs. Ada Economius of Chicago and Mrs. Ethell McNinch of Williston, Fla.; six grandchildren ; eight great- grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Ada Uhlelsof Benton.Ill. ' She was moved from Gent Funeral Home to Brayfield Funeral Home in Sesser, where services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Howard Todd Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Horse Prairie Cemetery, Sesser. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home in Sesser Alton Telegraph | Alton, Illinois | Monday, January 26, 1976 | Page 33 Jrice
Mrs. Kate [Katherine] Picard, 77, of Bogulusa, LA, daughter of the late Casper and Eva Betzold of this city, died Wednesday [Mar 11]. She is survived by 2 sons and three brothers, Fred and Albert Betzold of this city, and John Betzold of Chicago. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, Mar 11, 1951 - Submitted by CAK8948@aol.com]
H L Poehler
Herman L. Poehler, 81, of 43 Northmoor Place, Godfrey, a retired railroad engineer, died at 5:45 p.m. Sunday following two years of ill health. His wife, Viola, is a patient in Alton Memorial Hospital for treatment of a heart ailment. Mr. Poehler had resided at the Northmoor residence for 16 years, moving there from Decatur, following his retirement. He had been employed by Illinois Terminal' Railroad for 40 years, and had worked out of Decatur. He was born in Washington County, March 12,1882, and was married Jan. 17,1914, at Springfield to the former Viola A. Melhorn. Mr. Poehler was a member of First Baptist Church, Alton, and belonged to the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Survivors beside his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Mildred A. Katchmar, Godfrey; a sister, Mrs. Lydia Pagel, Effingham, and two grandchildren. He was the last of 13 children in his family with the exception of his sister, Mrs. Pagel. The body is at Gent Chapel where friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral rites will be conducted Wednesday at the Chapel by the Rev. Orrin M. Anderson, pastor of First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Valhalla Memorial Park Alton Evening Telegraph | Alton, Illinois | Monday, May 20, 1963 | Page 21 Jrice
DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS (August 3, 1947)
Mrs. Mary Puckett, 79, widow of John Puckett, died Sunday morning at 8:30 o'clock at her home, 417 Church Street, following an illness of several years. She had been bedfast since last November. Mrs. Puckett was born April 10, 1868 at St. Charles, MO., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Ross. She was married to John A. Puckett, August 9, 1887, at St. Charles where they resided for a short time, coming to Alton and then to East Alton in 1903.
Mr. Puckett was employed at Western Cartridge Co. until his death in 1937. He and Mrs. Puckett united with the Church of the Nazarene in Roxana shortly after it was organized. Mrs. Puckett was the mother of five children, three of whom survive. They are James Puckett of East Alton, William Puckett of Wichita, Kansas, and Mrs. Jessie Rasmussen of Fargo, S.D. She also reared two grandchildren, Chief Petty Officer Howard Puckett of San Francisco, California and Mrs. Norwood Knowlson of Houston, Texas, children of James Puckett. The children's mother died while they were infants. Mrs. Knowlson returned to Texas three weeks ago after a month's visit with her grandmother and will not return for the funeral. Chief Petty Officer Puckett has been a guest at his grandmother's home the past two weeks. He was given a leave to come here upon his arrival in San Francisco from Tokyo. Two other granddaughters also survive, Miss Laverna and Miss Mary Puckett of Alton.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Church of the Nazarene at Roxana. Burial was in Milton Cemetery by the side of her husband and her two children, Josephine, 17, and John Wesley, 20 months, who died within a few months of each other in 1906. [Submitted by email@example.com]
Mrs. Fannie Amelia Rasplica
Friends may call at the Lesley Marks funeral home after 12 noon Tuesday [June 8] to pay their respects to Mrs. Fannie Amelia Rasplica, 77, of Glen Carbon, who died at 8 o'clock Sunday [June 6] evening at St Joseph hospital, Highland, where she had been a patient for a week. The body of the deceased will be taken from the funeral home at 11 a.m. Wednesday and will be in state at the Methodist church in Glen Carbon until 2 p.m. when services will be held from the church.
The deceased was born in Collinsville April 1, 1877, to the late John and Josephine (Zajicek) Mashek of Collinsville. She had been a resident of Glen Carbon for 50 years, moving to that city following her marriage in Collinsville to William B Rasplica of Glen Carbon on September 29, 1904. She is survived by her husband, two sons, William M of Glen Carbon and Loren D of Chicago; one daughter, Mrs. Edward (Arna) Havelka of Eldred, IL, and one brother, Ladimir Mashek of Collinsville. She is also survived by eight grandchildren. One infant son, Bernard, preceded his mother in death and one sister and two brothers also preceded her in death. She was a member of the Pythian Sisters of Glen Carbon, SVS Ladies Bohemian lodge of Glen Crossing and the JCD Bohmian lodge 26 of Collinsville. The deceased was also affiliated with the Methodist church in Glen Carbon. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, June 7, 1954 - Submitted by CAK8948@aol.com]
William B Rasplica
William Bernard Rasplica, 84, retired after 35 years as owner of a general merchandise store at Glen Carbon and former postmaster and justice of the peace in that community, died at 2:25 p.m. Thursday [June 3] in St Joseph hospital, Highland. He has been a patient there the past seven weeks. Until the illness that preceded his death, he had been employed as a mail messenger for the post office at Glen Carbon.
A native of St Louis, the deceased was born July 11, 1873, the son of the last William and Anna Kubat Rasplica. He was married to Fannie Mashek of Collinsville September 29, 1904 at Collinsville. Mrs. Rasplica died June 8, 1954. Survivors are two sons, William M of Glen Carbon and Loren D Rasplica of Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Arna) Havelka, Eldred, IL; one brother, Frank of Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Joseph (Mary) Burk, Collinsville, and eight grandchildren. A brother and sister, Martin Fulton of Collinsville and Mrs. August (Anna) Palecek of Collinsville, preceded him in death.
Mr. Rasplica was an active member of the Knights of Pythias and St Cecilia Catholic church at Glen Carbon. Friends may call at the Lesley Marks funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday until 9 a.m. Monday when the body will be taken to St Cecilia church for the 9:30 o'clock service. The church pastor, Rev. Paul Hebenstreit, will officiate. Burial will be in the Glen Carbon cemetery. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Sunday. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, June 7, 1954, - Submitted by CAK8948@aol.com]
Nathaniel C Richardson
HILLSBORO. Dec. 23.—Nathaniel C Richardson, a prominent pioneer farmer, residing three miles south of Hillsboro. died at 11 o'clock this morning;, after an illness of a few days. He was born In Madison county, Illinois. In 180S. He was married In 1820 to Anna H. Bushnel. They crossed the plains to Oregon In 1852. stopping: at Oregon City. The same year they moved to the homestead in this county, where Mr. Richardson had since resided. In 1873 he married 'Mrs. C. L Cox. of this county, who survives him. He was an Odd Fellow for 50 years, being a member of Montezuma lodge, of this city. His remains will be Interred in the Lewis cemetery tomorrow at 10 o'clock, under the auspices of the Odd Fellows.
Morning Oregonian, (Portland, OR) Saturday, December 24, 1898; pg. 6; Issue 11,868; col C
Rosa Mary Richardson
Rosa Mary Richardson, 33, of 211 S. 14th St., Wood River, formerly of Carbondale, died at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 1975, in Alton Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Richardson was the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Harry M. Limbert of Carbondale. She was born in Murphysboro on Feb. 5, 1942. She married Albert E. Richardson on June 19,1963, in Alton. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Murphysboro. She was a housewife. Survivors include her husband of Wood River; her parents of Carbondale; daughtersDanette and Diana Jacquot of Wood River; and a brother, Harry T. Limbert of Washington, Mo.
Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 1975, at the Marks Mortuary ofWood River with the Rev. LaVon Bayler, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating.Burial was in South Roxana, IL Cemetery-- Wanda.
**This article had the wrong date for the marriage of Rosa Mary to Albert E. Richardson. The correct date is June 19, 1969. [donated by Danetta Porter]**
Eilene M. nee Smith, Rogers, 86, born Nov. 10, 1924 in Venice, died Nov. 8, 2011, in Pike. Eilene was a minister and tried assisting the less fortunate by giving them food and shelter. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed gardening, arts and crafts. She really enjoyed learning about natural healing and educating others. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph Bradford, Sr., her second husband, Charles Rogers, Sr.; third husband, Herb Weiser and fourth husband, Bill Sealock, son, Darrell D. Rogers, parents, Carry Allen and Anna, nee Alison, Smith, sister, Carrie Gresham and a step mother, Thelma Smith. Surviving are her children, Ralph Bradford, Jr., Algin (Jan) Bradford, Charles Edward (Connie) Rogers Jr., Joyce E. (Ron) Lester, Mary K. (Ralph) Rubar, Ernest A. (Mary Ann) Rogers, Thomas A. (April) Rogers, Briaas (Brandie) Rogers and Penny (Paul) Rinehart; siblings, James (Norma) Smith, John (Florence) Smith, Charles Smith, Alberta Rist and Hazel Sturgeon; sister-in-law, Mary Rogers; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, also, survived by numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives family and friends. Visitation was held Sunday, Nov. 13, from 4-8 p.m. at the Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville. Funeral Service was held at the funeral home Monday, Nov. 14, at 1 p.m. with Rev. John Smith officiating. Interment was held in the Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville. Edward Rohrkaste Submitters Name: Ella Tittsworth. Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL
E. R. Rohrkaste Dies
Edward R Rohrkaste, 48, of 864 Hale Ave., died at 5:45 pm Wednesday in St Joseph's Hospital, Highland. He had been ill.
Mr. Rohrkaste was a rural carrier for the US Postal Service for the last 14 years, delivering mail to Rural Route 4. He was born Oct 28, 1926, in Edwardsville, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rohrkaste of Edwardsville. He was married to Leona C Hutchings on Nov 19, 1949. His wife and parents survive. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Rita) Heinemeier of Edwardsville, a brother, Richard A Rohrkaste of Terre Haute, IN, a sister, Mrs. Loren (Verna) Dotray of Edwardsville, and one granddaughter. A daughter preceded his in death. He was a graduate of Edwardsville High School, class of 1944. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the US Marine Corps and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1299, Edwardsville. He was a member of Eden United Church of Christ of Edwardsville. Friends may call after 3 pm at Lesley Marks Funeral Home. Funeral services will be in the funeral home at 1 pm Saturday, with Rev. Wesley Bornemann, pastor of Eden United Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery. - [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, Feb 6, 1975 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Death of Ernst Rohrkaste
Ernst Rohrkaste died Thursday of consumption, aged 55 years, 2 months, and 28 days. He had been ailing all winter and had been confined to his bed for nine weeks past. The funeral took place Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock under the auspices of the GAR post and the Sons of Veterans camp. The remains were taken to the Evangelical church, where Rev. Carl Kunzmann conducted the service. The cortege then proceeded to Woodlawn Cemetery, where Judge L. C. Cook made an impressive talk. The Sons of Veterans fired a salute. The pallbearers Victor Senn, Gottlieb Schmidt, Anton Seifried, Louis Hartung, William Naughton, and Joel Waters. Ernst Rohrkaste was born March 28, 1873 at Polhagen, Germany. He came to this country in 1857 and settled in this city. On April 10, 1861 he enlisted in Co I, 9th IL Infantry and served a three month term, being discharged July 26, 1861. On August 4 the same year he enlisted in Co I, 15th MO Infantry and served 3 years, being discharged September 21, 1864. He was wounded and was drawing a small pension. He was married in August to Miss Dina Berlemann in this city, 9 children were born of this union, 5 of whom have died. Those surviving are Herman, Mrs. Amelia Betzold, Eddie and Lillie. His wife and brother, Fred Betzold [Rohrkaste] survive. He was a carpenter and worked at his trade since his residence here. He was a good citizen, and his death calls forth sympathy from a large number of relatives and friends. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, June 29, 1892 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Mrs. Katherine Rohrkaste, 75, of 214 Garden st. died Wednesday [Nov 5] at 1:30 pm at her residence. She was born February 8, 1877 in Fort Russell township, the daughter of the late Charles and Julia Appel. She was married to Edward A. Rohrkaste January 13, 1897 in St Louis who preceded her in death August 29, 1937. She is survived by four sons, Fred H., Carl C., Harrison L., Robert E., all of Edwardsville; two daughters, Mrs. Julia Stahlhut and Mrs. Dorothy Barnett, both of Edwardsville; one brother, Edward Appel of Sacramento, CA; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Senn of Edwardsville; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was a member of the Eden Evangelical church and of the Ladies Aid.
The body may be viewed at the Straube funeral home after 7 pm Thursday until noon Friday when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until the service at 2 pm Friday. The Rev. H. J. Bredehoeft will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, November 6, 1952 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Mrs. Katherine Rohrkaste
Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine Rohrkaste were held Friday at 2 pm from Eden Evangelical and Reform church with the Rev. H. J. Bredehoeft in charge. A trio composed of Mrs. Alma Eilers, Mrs. Laura Ochs and Mrs. Edna Brockmeier sang two selections, "Out of My Bondage, Sorrow, and Night," and "Oh Jesus, I Have Promised." Members of the Ladies Aid of the church attended the service in a body. They sang "Take Thou My Hands and Lead Me," accomplished at the organ by Miss Ruth Piepers. Pallbearers were George Berlemann, Leland Berlemann, Nelson Senn, Jerry Senn, Arlo Phuse, and Vincent Angles. Interment was Woodlawn Cemetery with the Straube funeral home in charge. Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, November 8, 1952 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Ronald Rohrkaste Services Scheduled
Funeral services of Pfc. Ronald E Rohrkaste, 20, who was killed in action February 9 near Da Nang, Vietnam, will be held at 2 pm Wednesday in the Lesley Marks Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald E Crismon, pastor of Eden United Church of Christ, where Pfc. Rohrkaste was a member, will officiate. Burial will be in Bartlett Cemetery, Pin Oak twp. A clerk for about a year at the Hammond Sheet Metal Company, St Louis, before entering the army last fall, Pfc. Rohrkaste was in Vietnam about six weeks before he was killed. Born January 4, 1948, in Alton, he was a son of Robert E and Ruth Kuhn Rohrkaste, 214 Graden St. Also surviving are his brother, Robert K, and maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kuhn of Edwardsville. The parental grandparents were the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward A Rohrkaste. He was a graduate of Edwardsville High School in 1966 and a member of Edwardsville Chapter, Order of DeMolay. He Was engaged to Rosemary Mezzano of Collinsville, who he planned to marry in December of this year. Visitation at the funeral home is set for after 2 pm today. Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, Feb 27, 1968 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Julia M Rosipal
Mrs. Julia M (Rohrkaste) Rosipal, 85, of 635 N Kansas street, Edwardsville, died at 10:20 pm Wednesday [Aug 6] at the Madison County nursing home where she had been a patient for the past 5 months. Born November 14, 1873 in Edwardsville, she was the daughter of the last Frederick H and Elizabeth Betzold Hanser. She was preceded in death, in 1909, by her first husband, Frederick H. Rohrkaste. She was later married to Frank Rosipal, who died in 1918. Survivors include two sons, Raymond and Ferdinand G. Rohrkaste; a sister Mrs. Emma Heinrich; one granddaughter and 3 great-grandchildren, all of Edwardsville. A daughter, Louise Dorothy Becker, two brothers and 3 sisters preceded her in death. She was a member of the local Royal Neighbors of America, of Edwardsville Eden Evangelical and Reform church, and of Circle 5, Eden Women's Guild. Friends may call at the Weber funeral home after noon Friday until 11 am Saturday when the body will be removed to Eden church to await the 2 pm service. The assistant pastor, Rev. N. A. Willhaus, will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, Aug 7, 1958 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Col. F. S. Rutherford
Death of Col. F. S. Rutherford. We regret to learn from the Alton Telegraph that Col. F. S. Rutherford, of the 97th regiment Illinois volunteers, died in that city after a protracted illness, contracted - In the field, on Monday morning last. , Col. Rutherford entered the service under the call of duty July, 1862, and consequently bad been in the service about-two years. About a year ago, Col. Rutherford returned to his home with health much impaired by exposure in the field. After spending several mouths in partial repose, during which Miss health as improved, but without being perfectly. restored, be again returned to his regiment, then (and we believe still) connected with the Army of the Gulf. A few weeks, ago, be again returned borne, for the last time, Prostrated from the same disease with which he was afflicted a year ago, and he has, no doubt, at last fallen a victim to his anxiety to perform his whole duty In the service of his country. Col. Rutherford, as a lawyer, had won an enviable reputation In Southern Illinois. In 1856, he was a candidate for Presidential elector on the Fremont ticket, and again, in I860, he performed good service on behalf of all Republican candidates. Chicago Tribune Jun 25, 1864;
Mrs. Ryan and Son Die Within a Few Hours
Mrs. Caroline Ryan, age 88 years, of 247 North Seminary passed away at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Charles (Helena) Mallender with whom she lived for the past five years, at 9:15 am Monday, December 31. Her son, Bernard Dellamano, passed away several hours earlier at 2:00 am in St Louis. He will be buried Thursday morning in St Louis.
Mrs. Ryan was born in O'Fallon Township on May 12, 1868. She had been a resident of Collinsville for 73 years. She was a member of SS Peter and Paul church Altar and Rosary Society. Her funeral will be from the Herbert A. Kassly Funeral Home on Friday, January 4 at 8:30 am to SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church for Mass at 9:00 am. Rt. Rev. Msgr. Manning will officiate. Interment will be in the Catholic cemetery.
Mrs. Ryan is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Helena) Mallender of Collinsville; Mrs. Frank (Marie) Kohnen of Wood River; and Mrs. Caroline Dupatz of St Louis; one son, A. J. Dellamano of Collinsville, one sister, Mrs. John (Lilly) VanArsdale of East St Louis, ten grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.
Michael Ryan, 75, Former Contractor, Dies Wednesday
Mr. Michael Ryan, who resided at 235 North Seminary Street, died on Wednesday, July 25 at the Alton State Hospital, where he had been a patient for 6 days. Mr. Ryan, a resident of this city for forty years, was born in Ireland, March 11, 1867. He was a contractor and retired from the business only two years ago, when he was 76 years of age. The funeral will be held tomorrow, July 28, at 8:30 am from the Herbert A. Kassly Funeral Home to SS Peter and Paul's Catholic Church for mass at 9 am. Msgr B. N. Manning will officiate. Interment will be in the Catholic cemetery.
Mr. Ryan is survived by his wife, Mrs. Caroline Ryan, one son, Michael of Nameoki, 5 step children, Mrs. Helen Mallender and Albert Dellamano of Collinsville, Mrs. Marie Kohnen of Wood River, Mrs. Caroline Dupatz of East St. Louis and Mr. Bernard Dellamano of East St. Louis, 3 grandchildren and other more distant relatives. [Collinsville (IL) Herald, July 27, 1945 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948 @ aol.com
Dewey Dean Savage, 67, of East Alton, passed away at 8:57 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at Alton Memorial Hospital. Born June 25, 1944, in Winchester, he was one of 13 children of Leo Vern "Buck" and Beulah Faye (Lawson) Savage. He worked for Olin Corp. as a machinist for 44 years before retiring in 2005. A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a member of the Alton VFW Post 1308. Dewey loved his grandkids, neighbors and family. He truly was a "people person". He is survived by a daughter, Toni Ann Fenoglio of East Alton; two sons, Severene D. (Jodie) Savage of East Alton and Patrick L. (Ashley) Savage of Wood River; seven grandchildren, Justus Wall, Severene Savage, Jakob Fenoglio, Mason Savage, Jessica Fenoglio and Kaylie and Kloee Savage. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday at Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Inurnment with full military honors will be at 9 a.m. Monday at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Submitters Name: Ella Tittsworth. Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL
Louise Schaefer PRAIRIETOWN
Mrs. Louise Schaefer, 84, widow of Albert Schaefer, died Wednesday night at 7 o'clock at aa Alton hospital. Born April 2, 1882, she was the daughter of Fred and Fredericka Graber Bode. She and Mr. Schaefer were married Nov. 12, 1905 at Hamel. He died Sept. 10, 1957 Surviving are a son, Arthur of Prairietown; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. One brother and two sisters are deceased Mrs. Schaefer was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday from St. Peter'i Church with the Rev. Otto Horstman officiating. Burial will be in Prairiettown Cemetery. The body will lie in state at Jacoby - Wise Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, after 4 p.m. Friday 8/4/1966 Edwardsville Intelligencer
C. A. Schrafroth
Word has been received by friends here of the death of C. A. Schrafroth, father of Mrs. B. J. Hunter, a former Edwardsville resident who is now residing at Columbus, Ind. Mr. Schrafroth died Wednesday night. He had made his home in Corning, Iowa, at 401 Grove Ave. 8/4/1966 Edwardsville Intelligencer
Caroline Seaman in her 53d year, d. the 8th inst., died at the residence of her son-in-law, Rev. A. Foster, in Troy, Madison Co., Ill. She relict of the late J.G. Seaman, of Dutchess Co., N.Y. She a Christian for 23 years. (Central Christian Advocate, Vol. 1, 29 Apr. 1853, p. 67)
Rev. Gerald E. Senn
The Rev. Gerald E. "Jerry" Senn, a retired minister in the Edwardsville area, died of cancer Friday (Aug. 12, 2005) at Parkside Meadows Healthcare Center in St. Charles. He was 72 and was a longtime resident of Edwardsville. The Rev. Mr. Senn grew up in Edwardsville and graduated from Edwardsville High School. He attended the old Southern Illinois University in Alton, Illinois State University in Normal and Eden Theological Seminary in Webster Groves, where he obtained a divinity degree. The Rev. Mr. Senn married Shirley Suess of Edwardsville in 1953. That same year, he was drafted in the Army and served in the Korean War. The Rev. Mr. Senn was discharged in 1955 with the rank of corporal. The Rev. Mr. Senn had been a minister for more than 30 years with the United Church of Christ. He's served in St. Jacob, Centralia, Arlington, Neb., Millstadt and at Eden United Church of Christ in Edwardsville, which is where he retired in 1998. In retirement, the Rev. Mr. Senn was the minister of visitation at St. John United Church of Christ in St. Charles for two years.
Among survivors are his wife, Shirley Senn; a son, Mark Senn of Pacific; a daughter, Paige Powers of O'Fallon, Mo.; a brother, Rodney Senn of Homosassa, Fla.; a sister, Patricia Burkhart of Port Orange, Fla.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral was Tuesday at Eden United Church of Christ in Edwardsville. Burial was in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Edwardsville. [St Louis Post-Dispatch, 18 Aug 2005 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Margaret K Senn
Mrs. Margaret Katherine Senn, 89, formerly of 821 Prickett avenue, died Monday [June 1] about 7 pm at McQueen nursing home in Collinsville of complications of advance age. She has resided at the nursing home for the past year and a half.
She was born July 29, 1869 in Ft Russell township, a daughter of the late Gottlieb [?] and Julia Appel. Her husband, Edward V Senn, whom she married in 1891 at Edwardsville, preceded her in death about 12 years ago and 1 son, Victor, is also deceased.
Surviving are three sons and four daughters, Nelson Senn of Edwardsville, Harry Senn and Mrs. William (Mabel) Schwenck, both of St Louis, Edward Senn, Mrs. Dale M (Margaret) Flynn and Mrs. Adele Eastman, all of Detroit, MI and Mrs. Etta Pfeiffenberger, Carbondale. Also surviving are a brother, Edward Appel of California, 15 grandchildren and 19 great- grandchildren. Mrs. Senn was affiliated with Eden Evangelical and Reformed church, the Women's Guild of the church and was a member of Royal Neighbors of America, Ivy Camp 2091. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 from Eden church with Rev. R. F. Tomohlen, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St James cemetery. The body may be viewed at the Schneider funeral home after 7 pm Tuesday until 1 pm Thursday when it will be taken to church to lie in state until the service. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, June 2, 1959 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Mary A Senn
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Alice Senn, 47, of 110 E Vandalia street, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Lesley Marks funeral home. The Rev. N. A. Willhaus, assistant pastor of Eden Evangelical and Reform church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Sunset Hill cemetery.
The body may be viewed at the funeral home after 6 o'clock Friday evening until the time of the service. Mrs. Senn, hospitalized six days, died Thursday [Mar 3] at 9 am at Barnes Hospital in St Louis.
Daughter of Mrs. May Ray Closterman and the late Edward Closterman, she was born August 19, 1912 in Waverly, MO. She was married May 3, 1931 to Nelson Senn, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Rodney of Aurora and Gerald of Bethalto; a daughter Mrs. James (Pat) Flagg, Newton, IL; one brother and 3 sisters, Ray Closterman and Mrs. Delbert (Jean) Linn, both of Edwardsville, Mrs. Wilbur (Agnes) Widicus, Geneva, NY and Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) Curvey, Alton, and four grandchildren. A brother, Edgar, preceded her in death. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, March 4, 1960 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Victor E Senn
Victor Edward Senn, 53, of 6329 Farr street, Detroit, MI, died Tuesday [Mar 8] morning at 11 o'clock in Detroit following injuries he received after being struck down by an automobile. He was born October 24, 1901 in Edwardsville, a son of Mrs. Margaret Senn and the late Edward Senn. He is survived by his wife, Lillian; one daughter, Carol; three brothers, Harry of St Louis, Edward of Detroit, MI and Nelson of Edwardsville; four sisters, Mrs. Mabel Schwenck and Mrs. Etta Pfeiffenberger, both of St Louis, Mrs. Maggie Flynn and Mrs. Adele Eastman of Detroit, MI. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon in Detroit. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, March 9, 1955 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Minnie C. Stahlhut
Minnie C. Stahlhut, age 100 of Alhambra, and formerly of Edwardsville, died at 8:16 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra. She was born July 9, 1908, in Carrollton, the daughter of the late William and Emma Kramer Ziegler. She married Henry Stahlhut on Oct. 14, 1934, in Edwardsville. He preceded her in death on Dec. 3, 1969. She is survived by one son: Roger Stahlhut of Edwardsville; two daughters, Marilyn Paul, and husband Harold, of Edwardsville and Karen Wilson of
Alton; seven grandchildren: Tim Paul, and wife Jan Darmour-Paul, Steve Paul, and wife Sarah, James Paul, and wife Sherri, LeAnn Paul, Susan Paul, Tom Wilson and Glen Wilson, and wife Chris; nine great-grandchildren: Grace and Matthew Darmour-Paul, Alex and Brenna Paul, David and Jacob Paul and Sierra, Joshua and Aaron Wilson. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers: Robert, Albert and Otto Ziegler and four sisters: Malinda and Alice Klenke, Dora Koenig and Frieda Ziegler. Mrs. Stahlhut lived on a farm all her life and enjoyed working in the garden. She was a member of Eden United Church of Christ, the Eden Women's Guild Circle No. 5 and a 60-year member of the Quercus Grove Women's Club. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Weber and Rodney Funeral Home in Edwardsville. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 2, at Eden United Church of Christ with Rev. John Roberts officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates.
Social Security Death Index about Henry Stahlhut
Name: Henry Stahlhut; Born: 13 Feb 1909; Died: Dec 1969
STEBBINS-At 2 o'clock p. m. October 30, Mrs. Sarah J., beloved wife of Chas. J. Stebbins, aged 51 years, 2 months, 9 days. Funeral service at residence, 1437 Chambers street on Sunday morning, November 1, at 8 o'clock. Funeral takes place at 9 o'clock, to family burying ground at Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois, Friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend. St. Louis Globe-Democrat, (St. Louis, MO) Sunday, November 01, 1885; pg. 12; Issue 162
Arnold W Steiner
Attorney Arnold W Steiner, 52, of 817 St Louis street, died suddenly Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 in his law office in the Edwardsville National Bank Building. He was born January 21, 1901, in Edwardsville to Mrs. Pauline Steiner and the last John Steiner of St. Louis. On January 1 1929, he was married to Miss Florence Bischoff in Fort Worth, TX, who survives. Surviving also are a son, John Steiner of the Marine Corp., Camp LaJeune, NC; one daughter, Miss Joyce Steiner of Edwardsville; and one sister, Miss Pauline Steiner, also of Edwardsville. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Freda Bayer. Mr. Steiner was a member of Eden Evangelical and Reformer church, Edwardsville Lodge 99 AF & AM, Royal Arch Masons of Edwardsville and the Madison County Bar Association.
Friends may call at the Weber Funeral Home after 2 pm Thursday until 2 pm Friday when services will be held from the funeral home. The Rev. R. F. Tormohlen will officiate. Edwardsville Lodge 99 AF & AM will conduct services at the funeral home Thursday evening. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, November 18, 1953 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Florence B. Steiner
Florence B. Steiner, 89, of Madison County Nursing Home, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 1984, at 6:20 a.m. at Oliver C. Anderson Hospital, Maryville. She was born July 28, 1894, in St. Louis, a daughter of the late Edward and Emma Bischoff. She married Arnold W. Steiner on Jan. 1, 1929, in Ft Worth, Texas. He preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 1953. Surviving are a son, John B. Steiner of Edwardsville, and three grandchildren. She was preceded, in death by a daughter, Joyce Berlemann, in 1980; and a sister. Mrs. Steiner was a member of Eden United Church of Christ, Edwardsville. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Weber Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Herbert Stemler officiating.
Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. [Submitted by Char, CAK8948 @ aol.com]
John W. Steiner
John W[illiam]. [Hans Wilhelm] Steiner of 210 Hillsboro avenue passed away Monday [July 25] at 11:30 pm at his residence. He worked as a machinist for the N. O. Nelson company for 33 years.
He was born June 3, 1865, at Gontenschroyt in Canton Aargan, Switzerland, and had attained the age of 84 years, one month and 22 days. He was educated in Switzerland and came to this country at the age of 16. He was married to Miss Pauline B[abete] Schwarzkopf October 1, 1896 in this city. The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in October 1946.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Freda Bayer and Miss Pauline Steiner of this city; one son Arnold W. Steiner of this city; 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
He was a member of Eden Evangelical and Reform church and the Odd Fellows lodge 46.
Friends may call at the Marks-Weber Funeral Home after noon Wednesday until 2 o'clock Thursday [July 28] when services will be held from the funeral home with the Rev. H. J. Bredehoeft officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, July 26, 1949 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Mrs. Pauline Steiner, 84, of 210 Hillsboro avenue, died at 5:20 am Tuesday [21 Dec] at her home from infirmities of advanced age. She was born May 24, 1870 at Liberty Prairie, the daughter of the late Bernhard and Friedericke Schwarzkopf. She was married to John W. Steiner October 1, 1896 at Eden Evangelical and Reform church in Edwardsville, who preceded her in death July 25, 1949. Surviving are one daughter, Miss Pauline Steiner of Edwardsville; one half-sister, Mrs. Bertha Schmidt of Alhambra; 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. One son Arnold Steiner, preceded her in death November 17, 1953 and one daughter, Mrs. Freda Bayer, preceded her in death May 11, 1951.
She was a member of Eden Evangelical and Reform church and Circle 4 of the Eden Women's guild. Friends may call at the Weber Funeral Home after 2 pm Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Thursday [23 Dec] from the funeral home with the Rev R. F. Tomohlen officiating.Interment will be in the Woodlawn cemetery. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, December 21, 1954 - - Submitted by Char, CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Funeral services were held for Mrs. Pauline Steiner at 2 pm Thursday from the Weber Funeral Home with the Rev. R. F. Tomohlen, pastor of Eden Evangelical and Reform church, officiating. During the service Mrs. George Fiala played several selections on the organ. Pallbearers were Logan and Albert Bayer, Homer Marti, John Steiner, and Clarence Delaplain of Edwardsville and Charles Rink [Rinck] of Collinsville. Interment was in the Woodlawn cemetery. [Edwardsville (IL) Intelligencer, December 24, 1954 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Lucile B. Swain
Mrs. Lucile B. Swain, 92, of 131 Southeast Leland St., Port Charlotte, Fla., and formerly of Alton, died Sunday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Port Charlotte, where she had been a patient 2 1/2 years. A native of Alton, she married George Ray Swain, who died in April of 1938. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Eloise B. Johnson and Mrs. Carolyn S. Johnson, both of Port Charlotte and Mrs. Patricia R. Schubert of Naples, Fla.; two grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Harriet B. Beall of St. Louis. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday at Gent Funeral Home where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Robert C. Smith, pastor of the Upper Alton Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Upper Alton Cemetery.Alton Telegraph | Alton, Illinois | Monday, January 26, 1976 | Page 33 Jrice
"A sad accident befell a miner at the coal shaft on Thursday. A car of coal had been raised to the mouth of the pit and while running it off the cage a lump of coal fell from it down the shaft. Four miners had just stepped on the cage at the bottom to come up, and on hearing the alarm from above three of them stepped out of danger. The fourth one, Mr. Taylor, was too late to reach a place of safety, and the mass of coal struck him on the head, breaking his skull. He lingered unconscious until the following afternoon, when he died. Mr. Taylor was from Alton and was esteemed by the coal company one of their best men. He leaves a wife and several children." [Litchfield Union Monitor - Wednesday, 5 May 1875, Page 5 Col 1 - Home Items - Submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]
James J. Tobin
James J. Tobin, 85, died at 3 a. m.. Sunday, at his residence, 2619 Watalee. Until two weeks ago he had been In his usual good health. but when he became ill a rapid decline set in, due to his advanced age. A native of Alton, and a life-long resident, James J. Tobin was born May 1, 1859, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Tobin. He was married in 1900 to Miss Nellie Carpenter, who died last November. As a youth, he was employed at t h e Drummond Tobacco factory, then went to Stanard Tilton Milling Co. He became a miller, and when he retired in 1936 had been in the Stanarrt employ for 54 years. Mr. Tobin owns a charter member of Alton Knights of Columbus, and for 30 years held the office of chancellor. In the ritualistic work of the order, Mr. Tobin ranked foremost. Possessed of a natural gift of eloquence, and with a splendid voice, his services were In demand long after he had retired from office in the council. He resided In the section of the city now in St. Patrick's parish, before that parish was organized; then was a resident of Bluff street for 21 years, and 18 years ago moved back to St. Patrick's, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society, Mr. Tobin was a gentle, kindly man. He was widely read, and keen minded, and with an unusual memory. He was an Interesting conversationalist, whose company was sought. He continued active until two weeks ago. He leaves a son, J. Hugh Tobin, and a daughter, Miss Alice Tobin, both of whom reside at the Watalee address. The body will be at Staten funeral home, where friends may call after 7 tonight, and where the rosary will be recited at 8 p. m. Tuesday. Members of the Knights of Columbus will meet at the funeral home at 8 p. m,, Tuesday, to take part In- recitation of the rosary. Funeral services will be at St. Patrick's Church, Wednesday with requiem mass at 6 a. m., and burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. Members of the Knights of Columbus, who will act as pallbearers, are John Carr, N. B. Conley, J. B. Crivello;Watter Siglock, Joseph J Springman, and Leonard St. Peters.
Mrs. John Tobnick Dies in Hospital at Age of 61 Years
Mrs. Jennie Tobnick, 106 Crandall Street, died at 9:53 a.m. Sunday at Christian Welfare Hospital, East St Louis at the age of 61 years. She was the wife of John F. Tobnick.
Mrs. Tobnick was born in Troy on Jan. 6, 1882, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Lauth. She lived in Collinsville for many years. Besides her husband, she is survived by five daughters: Mrs. Lucille Wedemeyer of Centralia, Mrs. Frances Lingle of Vandalia, Mrs. Dorothy Lorenz and Mrs. Mabel Krietemeyer of Collinsville, and Mrs. Carrie Schwartz of Edwardsville; her mother, Mrs. Sarah Seipp; three sisters, Mrs. William Brayford, Mrs. Frank Mann and Mrs. Pete Mestel of Collinsville; three brothers, Arthur, Walter and Dale Lauth of Collinsville and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday from the Schroeppel Undertaking Company funeral home. Rev. C. H. Kuhlman, pastor of St John's Evangelical church officiated. Interment was in St John's Cemetery. The pall bearers were Martin Lauth, Albert Lauth, Franklin Mann, Harold Mann, Elmer Patterson and William Thompson. [Collinsville (IL) Herald, March 25, 1943 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948 @ aol.com]
John F. Tobnick
John F. Tobnick, Spanish War Vet, Dies Here April 3
John Francis Tobnick, of 100 Crandal Street, died at 12 o'clock noon on Monday, April 3, at the age of 76 years. He was born August 15, 1874 in Pentzberg, Germany. He came to the United States and to this vicinity in 1883. He was a member of Nelson Miles Camp No. 51, Spanish War Veterans, who took part in the services.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday from the Schroeppel Funeral Home, Rev. Francis Roschke officiating. Interment was in St John's Cemetery.
There are five daughters surviving Lucille Wedemeyer (Leo), of Centralia; Frances Lingle (Francis) of Vandalia; Dorothy Lorenz (Albert) of Collinsville; Mabel Krietemeyer (Walter) of Collinsville; and Carrie Schwartz (Walter) of Edwardsville; one brother, Frank Tobnick of Royalton, and ten grandchildren. The following served as Pall Bearers: Franklin Mann, Martin Lauth, John Buetikofer, William Thompson, Harold Mann, and Dale Lauth. [Collinsville (IL) Herald, April 6, 1950 - Submitted by Char, CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Mrs. Harriet E. Tunnell was found dead in her room at Miller’s Hotel, in Alton, on Friday last, with a bottle of chloroform pressed to her nostrils. She had been for years addicted to the use of laudanum, and not all the vigilance or persuasion of her friends could prevent her from the pernicious indulgence (Illinois State Chronicle (Decatur, Illinois) March 27 1856 - Submitted by Nancy Piper)
John H. Van Arsdale
J. H. Van Arsdale Dies, 82, Service Conducted Thursday
John Henry Van Arsdale, 82, died at his home, 534 Vandalia Street, at 7:45 pm Monday from infirmities of old age. He was born in Old Ripley, Ill., but lived here for the past 75 years. He was a retired Chemical and Pigment Co. worker. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 5 from Herr Funeral Home to SS Peter and Paul's Catholic Church, with burial in the Catholic Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lily Van Arsdale; a daughter, Mrs. O. C. (Ann) Davis of East St Louis, and a son, Bernard H. Van Arsdale of Chicago, six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Kuehne of St Louis. Another daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Grimm, died a year ago. [Collinsville (IL) Herald, October 6, 1950 - Submitted by CAK8948 @ aol.com]
Franklin L. "Frank" VanDoren, 80, of Bethalto, died 1:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at his residence. Born Jan. 10, 1931, in Fayette, he was the son of Glenn and Opal (Jouett) VanDoren. Following his high school graduation, he attended Millikin University, where he played football and baseball, graduating in 1956. He played semi-pro baseball for the then-New York Giants. He began his teaching career in Niantic, where he spent four years, before coming to East Alton-Wood River Community High School in 1960. There he taught history and coached athletics, was elevated to a guidance counselor, then curriculum coordinator and assistant to the superintendent of schools. A Korean War Army veteran, he was an avid golfer and loved spending time with his family. On Aug. 23, 1952, in Wood River, he married the former Barbara "Babs" Sawyer. She survives. Surviving also are three sons, Dan VanDoren of Bathtown, Tim VanDoren and his companion, Pam Camerer of Portage, Ind., and Bob VanDoren of Bethalto; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lea and Richard Bergschneider of Franklin and Elise "Tish" and Sean Emerick of Bethalto; 13 grandchildren, J.C. Smith, Brooke VanDoren, Mark Bergschneider, Shannon Hermes, Wendy Smith, Haley Bergschneider, Drew Bergschneider, Jenna Batchelder, Elise VanDoren, Cody VanDoren, Taylor Emerick, Brayden Emerick and Ashlyn Emerick; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, David Joel VanDoren; and a grandson, Timothy Glenn VanDoren. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Marks Mortuary in Wood River, where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Steve Disney will officiate. Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. Submitters Name: Ella Tittsworth. Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL
Mrs. Helen Waterhouse, mother of Edson P. Waterhouse, corporate director of purchasing al Alton Box Board, died this morning at Hoag Memorial Hospital, Costa Mesa, Calif., according to word received by Alton friends. Mr. Waterhouse flew to California last Tuesday and was joined there later by his wife. A native of San Francisco, Mrs. Waterhouse was born in 1873. She was the widow of E. W. A. Waterhouse. Memorial services for Mrs. Waterhouse will be conducted Tuesday at. 10 a.m. in West Cliff Mortuary, Costa Mesa. Burial will be Wednesday in Woodlawn Cemetery, San Francisco Alton Evening Telegraph | Alton, Illinois | Monday, May 20, 1963 | Page 21 Jrice
Lucille N. Williams, 81,died at 8:25 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at her residence in Godfrey. She was born Aug. 23, 1930, the daughter of the late Clyde and Mildred (Crawford) Carr. On Sept. 11, 1948, in Jerseyville, she married Harold C. Williams, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 13, 2010. Surviving are three daughters, Linda A. Robinson and her husband Bruce of Tulsa, Okla., Vicki L. Lewis and her husband Bob of Godfrey and Tina M. Fahrig and her husband Doug of Greenfield; one son, Randy L. Williams and his fiancee Julie Eberhart of East Alton; nine grandchildren, Shawn Robinson, Denise Person, Shannon Burch, Eric Lewis, Heather Lewis, Ashley Williams, Paige Williams, Tiffany Fahrig and Seth Fahrig; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Gladys Magurany of Wood River; one brother, Clyde Carr of St. Louis; and a special niece, Shirley Barton. She was preceded in death by four sisters, Hazel Bryden, Oleta Gray, Opal Fay and Cleora Carr; and two brothers, Leroy and Earl Carr. Services are private. Gent Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements. Submitters Name: Ella Tittsworth. Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL
Sarah A. Williams
Alton Weekly Telegraph, Friday, December 13, 1929, page 3, column C
Mrs. S. Williams Dies at Age of 72
Mrs. Sarah A. Williams died at 10 a.m. today at the age of 72 years at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Fulford, 2323 State Street. She was a life-long resident of the community, born in North Alton, March 3, 1857. Surviving Mrs. Fulford [sic] are three daughters, Mrs. Thomas Vice of Breese, Ill, Mrs. William Best of Worden, Ill, and Mrs. Fulford, a brother, Charles Clifford of Alton, a sister, Mrs. Isabelle Rain of Alton, and 22 grandchildren. The funeral services will be Sunday at 8 p.m. from the residence of Mrs. Fulford to Godfrey cemetery. The Rev. J. G. Reynolds of Elm street church will officiate... [Submitted by Sarah Clifford Williams]
James Winn, 615, of 615 St. Anthony Drive. Godfrey, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday at Alton Memorial Hospital after an illness since August. He was employed as a custodian with the Alton School District for 14 years. Previously he was a coal miner in Southern Illinois for 25 years. A native of Weaver, Ill., he married the former Joy Phillips, April 12, 1942, at Cape Girardeau, Mo. Besides his widow, he is survived by two daughters, Miss Mary Jane Winn, at home and Mrs. Bruce (Alice) Hall of' Brighton; two grandchildren; a brother, Thomas Winn of Sesser, Ill. and a sister, Mrs. Harriett Renner of Valier, Ill. Services were conducted at 1 p.m. today at.Gent Funeral Home. He was moved to Bradyfield Funeral Home in Sesser for visitation at G tonight, and services at l p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Howard Todd Taylor, pastor of the First Southern Baptist Church, where Mr. Winn was a member, is in charge of both services. Burial will be in Benton Masonic and Odd Fellow Cemetery. Alton Telegraph | Alton, Illinois | Monday, January 26, 1976 | Page 33 Jrice