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Genealogy Trails
Marshall County Illinois
Obituaries and Death Notices
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Frank Bickerman
Mrs. Gertrude Bickerman
Willie Biedleman
John E. Birck
John W. Bishel
Mrs. Eleanor Bishop
Mrs. Ella (Purple) Bishop
Mrs. Mary A. Bissel
Mrs. Harriet Elizabeth Black
James Buchanon Black

J. Lincoln Black
Mrs. Sirly E. Black
Charley Blackburn
James Blackburn
John Blackburn
Mrs. Susan Blakeslee
Joseph H. Blodgett
Joseph Parson Blood
Amos Blossom


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Frank Bickerman


January 7, 1875
Taken From the Henry Republican


Died in Henry, Jan. 2, by falling into a well, Frank Bickerman, aged 55 years.




Mrs. Gertrude Bickerman


November 28, 1872


Died in this city, Nov. 23, suddenly, Gertrude, aged 53, consort of the late Adam Bickerman.




Willie Biedleman


August 11, 1881


At White Cloud, Kan., July 30, of congestion of the brain, Willie, 7 months 26 days, son of George L. and Jennie Biedleman and grandson to Loton Frisbey.




John E. Birck


March 25 1915


John E. Birch was born at Jefferson Ind., Oct. 4, 1893. Some three years ago he came here seeking employment as a farm hand. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Birck and has two brothers and two sisters. This season he had begun work for Edward Balensiefen west of Henry. About the 13th he was taken sick, grew worse and worse, and when at last he consented to call physicians and an operation for appendicitis was made it was found to be too late and death came to him Tuesday, the 23d. On Wednesday the body was shipped back to the home in Indiana for burial. Mr. Birck was a good and industrious young man and his death will be a sad blow to parents, brothers and sisters at the old home.


His brother Philip, his uncle, Henry Birck, and Edward Balenseifen, accompanied the remains to Madison, Ind., leaving here on the 5 p.m. train Wednesday, where the burial will take place.


April 1, 1915


John E. Birck, whose death was mentioned last week, was buried Monday, March 29, at China, Ind. Funeral at the St. Anthony church, Rev. Fr. Gurdon officiating. Owing to the extended visit of his father, Nick Birck, in Los Angeles, Cal., the burial was delayed until his return home.


John Birck was born Oct. 4, 1893, in Jefferson, Ind. He was taken suddenly sick, Friday, March 26, with an attack of appendicitis and on the following Sunday submitted to an operation which proved successful, was doing nicely until Tuesday morning when he grew worse and passed away at 11:15 the same evening, at the home of Edward Balensiefen of Saratoga township, where he had been employed for the coming summer. All that loving hands could do was done for him, but to no avail.


He was a young man of kind and noble disposition; was well respected by all who became acquainted with him. He was also an excellent farm hand ever ready with a willing hand. He will be sadly missed among relatives and friends. He leaves to mourn his loss father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Birck, two brothers, two sisters, Clarence, Philip, Syvilla and Frances besides a large circle of relatives and friends.




John W. Bishel


August 6, 1874


Near Mossville, July 26, at the residence of James Colvin, of congestion of the stomach and bowels, John W. Bishel, aged 19, and brother of Miss Rosa Bishel of this city.




Dee Bishop


March 25, 1880


At Wenona, March 10, of congestion of the bowels, Dee, 6, adopted son of A. J. Bishop.




Mrs. Eleanor Bishop


April 16, 1874


In Steuben township, March 31, Mrs. Eleanor Bishop, aged 85 years, mother of Mrs. L. B. Thomas.




Mrs. Ella Bishop (nee Purple)


April 10, 1873


Died At Joliet, April 5, of consumption, Mrs. Ella Bishop, daughter of John N. Purple.




Mrs. Mary A. Bissel


December 11, 1879


At Wenona, Nov. 30, Mrs. Mary A. Bissel, 82. Settled in Magnolia in 1839, and was buried in its grave yard.




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Mrs. Harriet Elizabeth Black


Taken From the Marshall County Telegraph
September 30, 1865


Died in this city, September 16, Mrs. Harriet Elizabeth Black, age 36 years.




James Buchanon Black


March 15, 1877
Taken From the Henry Republican


At Litchfield, Montgomery county, March 4, of pneumonia, James Buchanon Black, aged 77 years, brother of John Black of this city.



J. Lincoln Black


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


Died at Groton, New York, Aug. 21st of consumption, J. Lincoln Black, age 25 years, late of Lacon and late of the firm of Green and Black.




Mrs. Sirly E. Black


TAKEN FROM THE MARSHALL COUNTY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL
June 20, 1867


Died at Hillsboro, May 24th of dropsey, Mrs. Sirly E. Black, consort of William A. Black, age 31 year, 3 months and 16 days. She was the wife of a brother of John Black of this city.




Charley Blackburn


January 6, 1881


Died in Whitefield, Jan. 6, of congestion of the brain, Charley, 1 year, infant son of John A. Blackburn. Funeral at the house Friday, 10 a. m. Interment at Sugar Grove cemetery.




James Blackburn


February 28, 1878


Died in this city, Feb. 21, of brain fever, James aged 4 years, son of John and Lydia Blackburn.




John Blackburn


January 26, 1882


Died in this city, Jan. 23, of quick consumption, John Blackburn, 45.


Feb. 2, 1882


John Blackburn, who died here last week was formerly a resident of Toulon, Stark County. His pension money was received by Mr. McChance, Esq., of that place. John was a soldier in the union army, a member of Co. B., of the Bloody 19th Ill. Reg. He was injured in the leg, by the breaking through of a bridge while in transit with his company; a large number were killed, and he so badly injured that the leg had to be amputated. He leaves a wife and four children destitute.




Mrs. Susan Blakeslee


TAKEN FROM THE MARSHALL COUNTY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL
April 25, 1867


At Mendota, April 10, after a protracted illness, Mrs Susan Blakeslee, wife of Joseph Blakeslee, formerly of this city, age 36 years.


May 2, 1867


It is our sorrowful duty to record one more vacant chair, one more of earth’s gone to the land beyond. Mrs. Joseph Blakeslee, well known to many of our people from her long residence in Henry died April 10, at Mendota at the age of 36. She was a woman of many marked Christian qualities and excellencies and highly esteemed by all who knew her. She has been sick a long time and has patiently waited the time for the approach of the transition chair to bear her hence. She leaves behind a husband, three children and a host of loving and sympathizing friends to repair to meet her in the spiritual world. Just before her death she gave directions that all that sadness and gloom annually thrown around the coffin and the grave should be relieved as much as possible by whatever cheerfulness and sunshine could be imparted to the scene. No crepe should be displayed, no dirges sung, whatever voice should be uttered over the worn out body she would cast aside, should be a note of praise as death would be gain and the old material be supplanted by the spiritualin the land she was about to enter. Her dying request was for all to be ready as she summons.




Joseph H. Blodgett


September 21, 1876
Taken From the Henry Republican


At Salina, Kan., August 28, Joseph H. Blodgett, aged 44 years, formerly resident of Henry and Lacon, tinner




Joseph Parson Blood


May 18, 1876
Taken from the Henry Republican


Died in this city, May 11, Joseph Parson Blood, Sen., aged 61 years, 2 months, 25 days.


We chronicle this week the death of one of our most highly esteemed citizens, Mr. Joseph P. Blood, Sen. He has been an invalid for upwards of two or more years, and for some time his death had been expected. For many years he owned a farm two miles north of town, but sold it a short time since, and moved into the city. He had a broom factory, which in connection with farming, he raised the broom corn, and for several years has done quite a manufacturing business. Nearly all the stores of Henry kept brooms of his manufacture. As a man Mr. Blood was generally esteemed, kind hearted, generous, always cheerful and agreeable, and a very pleasant neighbor, kind husband and tender parent. He has had two wives, and was the father of 12 children, the first wife and her four children having preceded him to the grave. At one time Mr. Blood was a dancing master, and taught the rules governing polite society, and was a very graceful exponent of that accomplishment. His funeral was largely attended by those who esteemed Mr. Blood, and Rev. J. S. Glendenning preached the discourse at the Presbyterian church on Saturday.




Amos Blossom


November 21, 1878


Died at Quincy, Greenwood county, Kansas, Nov. 6, of consumption, Amos Blossom, aged 38 years, 7 months, son of Hiram Blossom of Whitefield.


The Republican chronicles this week the death of Amos Blossom, son of Hiram Blossom of Whitefield, which took place in Kansas last week Thursday. Three years ago Amos received some internal injury, which induced hemorrhage, which it is supposed caused consumption. Mr. Blossom went to Kansas some eight years ago, and opened a farm. He had 240 acres of farm land, cattle and sheep, and was out of debt at the time of his death. He prospered in all his hands found to do. He leaves a wife to mourn his untimely death. His father left here yesterday for Kansas, and with Markus, who is out west, will settle up the affairs of the estate. Amos was an industrious man, a good farmer, genial and agreeable in disposition, and highly respected. His death, though expected, comes with sadness to all the friends, of which he has a large number here.

 

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