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Genealogy Trails
Marshall County Illinois
Obituaries and Death Notices
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John Beals
Robert Beaton
Mrs. Ann Beatty
Ira O. Beaumont
Mrs. Margaret  Becher
Corrine Beck
Frances Becker
William G. H. Becker
Jane Beeks
Mrs. I. N. (Clarkson) Beem
Leonard Beidelman
Carrie Bell
Charles Bell
Chester Bell
Frank V. Bell
George Bell
George T. Bell
Hannibal Hamlin Bell
James Bell
Mrs. Mary A. Bell and infant
Robert Lincoln Bell
Mrs. Sarah Bell
Zephaniah Bell
Peter Bender
Delmar D. Bennington
Joseph Bennington
Mrs. Mary E. Bennington
Mrs. Berry and Son
Rudolphus Berry
Mrs. Bertha
Edgar Wright Bettis
Charles Beyer
Mrs. Mary (Henry)Beyers 
John Beals
Marshall County Democrate Thursday, August 10, 1899 Vol. LI Number 48
John Beals, who lived naar the town hall in Hopewell township, while eating his dinner at Mr. Miller's last Friday, died without a moment's warning. Mr. Beals was nearly 80 years old and came to this county in 1834. He was known as a good man and was highly esteemed as a citizen in the community. He leaves a daughter who lives in Iowa, and two sisters and one brother. His funeral was held at the residence of Mr. Miller Saturday at 10 o'clock, Rev. D. G. Murray officiating. - Transcribed by 2cemeterysisters

 Robert Beaton
The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois, April 5, 1883
LaPrairie
Robt. Beaton died at Lawn Ridge on Saturday morning, March 31st. He has been in poor health for a long time, but was so as to be up and about until within a week of the time of his death. He had been for quite a number of years a resident of Lawn Ridge. He was well advanced in life and left his farm this spring on account of his increasing infirmities. He was known as an obliging neighbor and a kind hearted man.



Mrs. Ann Beatty


The Hennepin Herald and Bureau Advertisement
February 5, 1847


Died On Sandy, Marshall County on the 21st alt., Ann Beatty, wife of George Beatty, aged 59 years.




Ira O. Beaumont


Alton Telegraph And Democratic Review (Alton, Illinois)
July 23, 1852


We regret to learn from the Lacon Herald of Saturday, that Mr. Ira O. Beaumont, the publisher, died on Thursday last, after a brief illness




Mrs. Margaret  Becher


March 27, 1873


Died in Wenona, March 17, Margaret, aged 25 years, wife of L. A. Becher.




Corrine Beck


TAKEN FROM THE MARSHALL COUNTY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL
January 30, 1868


Died at Wenona, January 22nd, Corrinne, only child of William E. and Ella S. Beck, age 1 year, 8 months.




Frances Becker


TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN
September 7, 1871


Died at Belleville, Aug. 28, of consumption, Miss Frances Becker, aged 18 years, daughter of Vincent Becker of this city.




William G. H. Becker


November 28, 1878


At St. Louis, November 20, of neuralgia of the heart, William G. H. Becker, aged 55 years, brother of F. S. Becker and Mrs. H. W. Mateer of Henry.




Jane Beeks


TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN
January 18, 1872


Died in this city, Jan. 7, of dropsy of the heart, at the residence of Mrs.. D. Guy, Miss Jane Beeks, aged 48, sister of Mrs..Guy.




Mrs. I. N. (Clarkson) Beem


TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN
December 17, 1874


Died at Ottawa, Dec. 3, Mrs. I. N. Beem, aged 37 years, sister of William Clarkson, formerly of this city.




Leonard Beidelman


TAKEN FROM THE MARSHALL COUNTY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL
April 23, 1868


At Mount Carmet, April 13 of congested chill, Leonard Beidelman, age 75 years. He was the father of Dr. R. B. Beidelman of this city.




Carrie Bell


March 7, 1878


In Bennington township, Feb. 6, Carrie Bell, aged 9 years, daughter of Robert J. and Sarah G. Gray.




Charles Bell


October 22, 1874


Died in this city, Oct. 19, of consumption, Charles Bell, aged 37 years.




Chester Bell


TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL
September 17, 1868


One of those dreadful and fatal accidents that stricken doting parents and robs them of their only sons occurred on Saturday afternoon last in Magnolia township some three miles from the village, in the family of Robert Bell. Chester, a young man of 16 summers, and son of Mr. Bell, was engaged in plowing in the field, some distance from the house, and was attracted by the blackbirds that were flocking in the vicinity, and which were quite numerous. He repaired to the house about three o’clock and after a short rest, returned to the field, with his gun, as is supposed. He not returning at quitting time, a messenger was sent to call him, and to his horror, met the horses approaching the house without their driver, who was found dead in the field near where the horses stood in the furrow, seemingly for some time. The gun was loaded with shot, which entered his side near the heart, making a bad wound, scattering shot through the heart and lungs thence glancing upwards, some of the charge passing out on the other side, while the remainder embedded itself in his shoulder. The appearances indicate that he must have walked a short distance, and that when he fell to the ground he must have had a hard struggle, as his face and clothes were covered with dirt. At the discharge his shirt took fire, and the exposed part about the bosom was burnt off, the skin being burnt black, so that it pealed when touched. The gun was found where the horses had stood, and must have been standing over the plow, and fell over forward as the horses moved away. It is quite evident that he was carrying the gun as he was plowing, and perhaps in a hurry, stopping his team, dropping the lines over the plow way got it entangled ...?...... extricating it, it was discharged upon himself. He was a young man of good habits, an only son, and one highly esteemed by his comrades. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon, which was a very distressing and effecting scene, the father and sister especially being almost inconsolable, and the large concourse of sympathizing friends “wept with those that weep”. The accident is deeply deplored throughout the circle of their acquaintance.




Frank V. Bell


January 23, 1873


In Pottawattamie county, Kansas, of diphtheria, Frank V., aged 4 years, son of Robert W. and Ella Bell, and grandson of Zephaniah Bell of Saratoga township.




George Bell


October 15, 1874


Died in this city, October 10, George, aged 22 months, son of Charles Bell.




George T. Bell


May 5, 1881


In Bell Plain, April 20, George T. Bell, 62. Buried by the Masonic fraternity.




Hannibal Hamlin Bell


December 19, 1878


Died in this city, Dec. 16, of croupal diphtheria Hannibal Hamlin Bell, aged 7 years, son of Mrs. Mary Bell.




James Bell


February 27, 1873


In Saratoga township, Feb. 13, James, son of James and Mary Bell, aged 5 years, 1 month, 1 day.




Mrs. Mary A. Bell and infant


August 3, 1876
Taken From the Henry Republican


In Saratoga township, July 27, Mary A., wife of James Bell, aged 38 years, a native of Cumberland county, England. Also at the same date, the infant son of Mary A. and James Bell, aged 24 days.


James Bell, living on the McDonough farm in Saratoga township, is sorely afflicted in the loss of a wife and infant last week. By this bereavement five little children are left motherless, and Mr. B. wifeless. On the sorrow and bitterness of their cup. The funeral was large on Friday, and the touching sight of mother and babe in one coffin was exhibited. Mr. Bell and wife were excellent people, and his sore trial and sorrow, are shared by all who knew them.




Robert Lincoln Bell


Henry Republican, Henry, IL July 22, 1915


Robert Lincoln Bell, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Bell, who years ago lived out west of Henry and moved from there to Nebraska, has recently died there, we learn through this second cousin, L. M. Bell of this city.




Mrs. Sarah Bell


Taken From the Henry Republican
March 16, 1882


Died in Whitefield, March 8, at the residence of her son J. Harvey Bell, of old age, Sarah 79, wife ot the late Zephaniah Bell.


Death of Mrs. Z. Bell.


Mrs. Sarah Bell, wife of the late Zephanian Bell, died at the residence of her son, James H. Bell, in Whitefield township, Marshall county, at 5 o'clock p.m. Wednesday, March 9, and was buried at Henry, by the side of her late husband.


The deceased was born in Ohio county, West Virginia, on May 22, 1803, and was married to Zephaniah Bell in Ohio county, West Virginia, on march 11, 1830. The deceased and her husband, soon after their marriage, moved to Delaware county, Ohio, where they continued to reside until the fall of 1846, when they removed to Illinois and settled in Saratoga township, in Marshall county, and after residing there for several years, they moved to the city of Henry, where the husband of the deceased died on Decmeber 7, 1876, after a happy married life of over 46 years, leaving the deceased to travel the remainder of life's journey alone, yet patiently waiting for that summons which should call her hence to join her husband and departed children in the home where her religious faith gave her assurance that parting should be no more. The deceased was the mother of seven children. James H. Bell, of Whitefield, Marshall county, Ill.; Mrs. Jane M. Dixon, of Pueblo, Col.; John F. Bell, of Benton county, Ark., and Robert H. Bell, of Wamago, Kansas, are her only surviving children, and deeply mourn the loss of her who was ever their deares friend and wisest counselor. The three of her children who had crossed the dark river a little in advance of her and wer, let us hope, the first to strike glad hands with her on the other shore, were Mrs. Margaret A. Buck, who died July 15, 1868; Mrs. Mary A. Kingsley, the late wife of Capt. J. c. Kingsley, the present county clerk of Marshall county, Ill., died at Lacon, Ill., September 4, 1881, and William D., died in infancy. The deceased was for over 60 years a member in good standing of the Presbyterian church, and died with a steadfast hope of a blessed immortality beyond the grave.




Zephaniah Bell


December 14, 1876
Taken From the Henry Republican


Died in this city, Dec. 7, of typhoid fever, Zephaniah Bell, aged 72 years, 11 months, 9 days.


A good man, Zephaniah Bell, laid down his "weapons of warfare." on Friday last, and was "gathered to his fathers." He had been sick but one week, his ailment being typhoid fever.  He was a veteran, being 73 years of age, and 48 years a member of the Presbyterian church at 11 a.m., Saturday, Rev. J. L. Martin, the pastor, preaching the sermon.  The extreme weather prevented a large attendance at the obsequeis.  He was held in high esteem by everybody, and was a very excellent christian man.  He leaves a widow nearly his age, and five grown children, Mrs. Jane M. Dixon, J. Harvey Bell, John F. Bell, Mrs. J. C. Kingsley and Robert H. Bell, all but two living in this county.  His family connections is very large, which includes the Faris family.  He has lived in the city about three years, owning a little home west of the depot.




Peter Bender


April 15, 1915


Peter Bender Passes Away


Died at Humphrey, Neb. After a Brief Illness.


The life's history of Peter Bender closed on Friday, April 9, 1915 and is a record of many years of usefulness and many good deeds faithfully performed.


About two weeks ago he caught a severe cold which kept him indoors until last Monday, when he decided to drive to town. The trip was too much for him and he got chilled, which caused a relapse which turned into pneumonia from which he never rallied, gradually growing worse until the Death Angel came to release him of his suffering. The call did not find him unprepared, however, for he had made peace with his Maker and was prepared to go.


Peter Bender was born 62 years ago in Menamebach, Germany, and with his parents came to America when he was 4 years old. They first located in Henry, Illinois, where he grew to manhood. In 1876 he was united in marriage to Kate Hatzbuehler, who preceded him to her eternal home in 1894. Nine children were born to this union, seven of whom are living, namely: William, George, Charles, Edward, Mrs. C. P. Hittner, Mrs. J. R. Ternus and Mrs. Charles Waglie, all of whom reside in or near Cornlea, excepting Mrs. Waglie, who resides at Cedar Rapids.


In 1895 he was united in marriage to Kate Tohlen and to this union five children were born, four of whom are living. They are Dan, Nellie, Marguerite and John, all of whom are residing at the old home place just southwest of town.


All of the above named children and a loving and devoted wife are left to mourn the loss of a kind and loving father and husband. Besides his wife and children he leaves three brothers, John and Joseph of Humphrey and Henry of Cornlea and three sisters, Mrs. Steve German of Humphrey, Mrs. Ed Liebel of Elgin and Mrs. Fred VanAckeren of Cedar Rapids, to mourn his departure.


There are few better men living than was Mr. Bender. He easily made acquaintances and his strong personality soon numbered these acquaintances as his friends. Personally he was a pleasant, unassuming and kindly man. He was strictly honest, diligent, practical in his ideas, obliging and accommodating and was highly respected by all who knew him.


By hard work and honest toil he was able to accumulate a large portion of this world's wealth. He was the owner of several fine farms, besides a number of business and resident places in the village of Cornlea.


Requeim high mass and funeral services at which Rev. Fr. Simon officiated were largely attended last Monday morning at the Sacred Heart church, of which the deceased was a member. Interment was made in the St. Francis cemetery at Humphrey beside the remains of his first wife.


Those from a distance who were present at the funeral were John and George Hatzenbuehler and John Greiner of Lincoln; County Judge Ratterman, Jerry Carrig, Carl Rhode, Charles Carrig and Henry Lachnit of Columbus; John Muck, Peter Schad, M. J. Ramaekers and Sam Connelly of Linday; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Liebel, Joseph and Henry Liebel of Elgin; Chester Waegli and Mr. and Mrs. Fred VanAckeren of Cedar Rapids; Mrs. Georg Shumacher of Elgin, and a large number of Humphrey friends of the family. - Humphrey (Neb.) Democrat.




Joseph Bennington


October 30, 1879


Joseph Bennington, the pioneer of Bennington township, and from whence the name of the town has recently died. He had been living the past few years in Missouri and was on his way back to visit his property in this county when death overtook him. He located in Marshall county in 1830 and died universally beloved without an enemy in the world.




Delmar D. Bennington


Minonk News-Dispatch


Submitted by : Amy Robbins-Tjaden


Obit: Delmar D. Bennington, 74, of Ocala, Fla., a Toluca native, died March 5, 1994, at his home.


Mr Bennington was born June 28, 1919, in Toluca, a son of Gail and Emma Ebright Bennington. He married Mary L. Kemp Jan. 6, 1940. In 1974 he married Mary Dwyer. She survives.


Other survivors include one son, Berry K. Bennington, Dana; two daughters, Judy Weissback, Lincoln, Mont.; and Andrea Sand, Simms, Mont.; two stepchildren, Chris Dwyer and Jenny Rosa, both of Ocala, Fla.; six grandchildren; and several foster children.


Mr Bennington was employed by Securex in Ocala, Fla.; until the time of his death.


He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Asiatic-Pacific theater; a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He was past commander at the Rutland American Legion Post.



Mrs. Mary E. Bennington


TAKEN FROM THE TOLUCA STAR, TOLUCA, IL


March 28, 1902 - Obituary


Mrs. Mary E. Bennington was born Nov. 3, 1819 in Chester Co. PA and moved with her father to Perry Co. and from there to Washington, Ill. in 1833. The deceased was married to Austin Huddleston in 1841 by whom she had two children and in a few years was called to mourn his loss, and in 1849 she was married to R.S. Bennington by whom she had two children. Her children and stepchildren who are living are: H.H. Huddleston, Mrs. William Bennington, Mattie Bennington, Mrs. Elizabeth Goodenough, Mrs. Oliver Lamp, Mrs. M.A. Walston, Robert Bennington.


The deceased united with the Christian church in 1854 under instruction of Father Linsey and has ever been a quiet Ernest, consistent Christian and bore her suffering with great patience. She was a woman of rare judgment, a kind and loving mother as her children and grandchildren testify and her friends are numbered by her acquaintances. Of her father’s family only three remain, Mrs. J.S. DeVasit, Mrs. Joseph Martin and Mrs. Marv Camerlin. The deceased departed this life March 21, 1902. Aged 82 years, 4 mo., 18 days.




Mrs. Berry and Son


February 4, 1875


Taken From the Henry Republican


Neighborhood News - Lacon
Mrs. Berry and her son, 15 years old died in Richland town within a few hours of each other and were buried Saturday.




Rudolphus Berry


May 13, 1880
Taken From the Henry Republican


Died in Richland township, May 3, of congestion of the brain, Rudolphus Bernard, 10 years, 9 mos. 22 days, youngest son of Silas and Elizabeth Berry.




Mrs. Bertha


TAKEN FROM THE TOLUCA STAR, TOLUCA, IL


March 14, 1902, Front Page - Brief Locals


Mrs. Bertha, mother of James A. Bertha, died Wednesday night. Deceased was the oldest colored lady in the city. She has been ill for the past three months. Funeral at 10 o’clock today (Friday) from the M.E. church.


March 21, 1902


Mrs. Bertha in her Young Womanhood was a Slave


Mrs. Bertha Sr. who buried late Friday was a native of Virginia. She was born into slavery and was a full grown woman when she was liberated by Abraham Lincoln’s emancipation proclamation. Her husband was a free man. She was the mother of fourteen children. Only three of the children survive her - James Bertha of this city, a son in Old Mexico and a daughter in New Orleans. She was an affectionate mother and a good Christian.




Edgar Wright Bettis


TAKEN FROM THE MARSHALL COUNTY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL
April 9, 1868


In La Prairie township at the house of Mrs. Kellar, of consumption, Edgar Wright Bettis, 3rd son of John W. and Sara Ann Bettis, aged 23 years. The remains was taken to Lacon and brief funeral services were performed by Rev. Edward Curtis of the Presbyterian church when they were followed to the cemtery by three brothers and a brother’s wife and sympathizing friends of county and town and deposited in their final resting place along side the graves of his mother and two sisters. The father is in California and the eldest brother Walter and family in Kansas. Deceased was a member of Co. F 65th Scotch regiment, Ill. Vol. infantry and was taken prisoner at Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. In 1863 was convoyed to Belle Isle., thence to Libby Prison where he caught a severe cold, which resulted in consumption and final death. Thus passed away many of our brave soldiers of our late Civil War.




CHILD OF JOHN BEVINGER


Henry News Republican, July 6, 1882


Milo News


John Bevinger buried one of his children the other day; death by whooping cough.




Charles Beyer


TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN
August 3, 1871


In Whitefield, July 31, of consumption, Charles Beyer, aged 40 years


August 10 - Died, Charles Beyer who died July 31, in Whitefield, aged 41 years, was a native of Prussia. Immigrated to this county about 20 years ago and has been an industrious, honest and peaceful citizen. Took sick in September last and lay 11 months in a helpless and prostrate condition, which he has born with great fortitude. His patient and faithful wife has ever been in attendance to all his wants night and day. She has borne the trouble and fatigue without a murmur and watched him in his affliction with tender care and anxiety and is now left in deep sorrow to mourn his loss.




Mrs. Mary Beyers (nee Henry)


Taken From the Henry Republican, Henry, IL
April 8, 1869


In Whitefield, April 3d, Mary, wife of Henry Beyers and daughter of James and Isabella Henry, aged 24 years, 2 months, 1 day.

 

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