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Genealogy Trails
Marshall County Illinois
Obituaries and Death Notices
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 Frankie Sampson
Anson D. Sawyer
Daughter of J. C. Schaad
Mrs. Barbara Schafer
George Schafer
Josephine Agnes Scheier
Henry Joseph Schick
John Schinck
Lewis Eugene Schiupp
John Schlosser
Mrs. Clara Carber Schmitt
Benjamin J. Schneider
Edna (Clark) Schneider
Mrs. Ella Schoonley
Mrs. Caroline Schroeder
Mr. Barbara Schuck
Otto Schuster's infant daughter
Carrie Emma Schwartz
Sister Bertholda (Mary Schwartzkoph)
Mary Scoon
Samuel Scott's child
Mrs. Scott
Mrs. Andrew Seabart

George Seal
Mrs. Emily J. Seaver (nee Plato)
NICHOLAS SEICHTER
Mrs. Seelye
Willie Seibold
Alta Pearl Shafer
Henry Shafer
Rev. Father William Shamoni
Eleanor Jane (McCune) Sharp
Mrs. Ellen Sharp
James Sharp
Reuben H. Sharp
Mrs. Delilia Shaw
Mrs. Emma Shaw
George P. Shaw
Richard Shaw
John P. Sheppard
Milton Manchester Sherburns
Mrs. Hattie (Taber) Shields
Thomas J. Show
Edward Shuman
Mrs. Anne Shurts
Mrs. Mary Ann Shurts (nee Colter) 

 Frankie Sampson

May 29, 1873

At Guthrie, Iowa, May 8, of cerebro-spinal-meningitis, Frankie, aged 11 years, son of Mr. Harvey M. Sampson, formerly of this city.


Anson D. Sawyer

April 3, 1879

Died at Osborne, Kan., March 29, of congestion of the lungs, Anson D. Sawyer, aged 46 years, late of the firm of C. A. Stone & Co., of this city.


Daughter of J. C. Schaad

October 31, 1872

In Whitefield, Oct. 14, little daughter of Mr. J. C. Schaad, aged 2 years


Mrs. Barbara Schafer

October 29, 1874

In This city, October 24, at the residence of J. N. Krenz, of dropsy of the heart, Mrs. Barbara Schafer, aged 67 years, 1 month, mother of Mr. George Schafer and Mrs. J. N. Krenz.


George Schafer

May 27, 1875

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died at his residence, in this city, May 26, of injuries received on the evening of the 24th, George Schafer, aged 40 years, 7 months and 24 days. -- Funeral this (Thursday) afternoon at 2 o'clock, from the New Church temple. The friends are invited.


Josephine Agnes Scheier

August 15, 1878

In this township, Aug. 7, Josephine Agnes, aged three months, daughter of Charles and Margeret Scheier.


Henry Joseph Schick

October 9, 1879

Died in this city, October 5, of dyptheria, Henry Joseph, aged 8, second son of Joseph and Mary H. Schick.


John Schinck

May 6, 1880

LaPrairie

John Schinck, formerly a farmer, but of late years a merchant, and stock and grain dealer, at Wada Petra, Stark county, died very suddenly last week. The morning of the day of his death was the first time that his place at the table had been vacant for many years. He had been complaining of feeling unwell for several weeks. A few hours before his death he had been taken severely sick, and suffering such pain that he could not lie down. A doctor was summoned who succeeded in relieving him in a measure of his suffering. About 4 p.m., he remarked that he felt like sleeping. The attendants left the room that it might be quiet, returning in 20 minutes they found him dead.


Lewis Eugene Schiupp

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN

April 14, 1870

April 7, Lewis Eugene, 9 years old, son of Jacob Schiupp


John Schlosser

February 15, 1877

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died in Hopewell, Feb. 9, of internal cancer, John Schlosser, aged 57 years.


Mrs. Clara Carber Schmitt

Taken From the Henry News Republican

February 4, 1915

Mrs. Clara Carber Schmitt

Mrs. Clara Carber Schmitt was born in the "Fatherland", Aug. 5, 1830. The family came to America when she was but 8 years of age and at Mt. Palatine in 1866 she was united in marriage with William Schmitt. To them ten children were born, five of whom are yet living: Frank Schmitt, living in Iowa; Michael, in Canada; Peter, in Spring Valley; Mrs. Charles Hubbell and Mrs. Nicholas Smith of Henry. At a good old age the kindly hearted grandmother passed into the other life on Thursday, Feb. 4, 1915. The funeral services from St. Mary's church, conducted by Rev. Fr. Genaler, were held on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 9 o'clock a.m. Interment in St. Mary's cemetery. Casket bearers were Frank Baer, Valentine Bogner, Peter Merdian, Bernard Merdian, Adam Staab, Wimer Schlosser, with A. B. Smith, mortician.


Benjamin J. Schneider

Woodford County, Illinois Prairie District Library Obituaries 1887 - Present
Metamora Herald Newspaper dated 7-31-1980 page 6 column 4

Contributed by Jane Foster

Ben J. Schneider, 88, a resident of the Apostolic Christian Home, Roanoke, and formerly of Lowpoint and Metamora, died at 10:45 pm July 25, 1980, at St. Francis Hospital, Peoria. Born Dec. 27, 1891, in Partridge Township in Woodford County, a son of Peter and Elizabeth Bohlander Schneider, he married Edna M. Clark in Spring Bay, Jan. 18, 1913. She died Oct. 13, 1974. He was a farm implement dealer in Lowpoint for more than 30 years and was a member of the Lowpoint United Methodist Church and the Pekin Musicians Union. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Trantina of Roanoke and Mrs. Eunice Ziegel of Hillsdayle, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Matilda Kaminky of Peoria; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. One brother and six sisters preceded him in death. Services were at 10 am July 28 at the Lowpoint United Methodist Church, the Rev. Kenneth Harris officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation was from 7 to 9 pm July 27 at Mason Funeral Home in Metamora and one hour prior to services.


Edna (Clark) Schneider

Woodford County, Illinois Prairie District Library Obituaries 1887 - Present
Metamora Herald Newspaper dated 10-17-1974 page 8 column 2

Contributed by Jane Foster

Mrs. Ben (Edna) Schneider, 85, of 121 W. Pine St., Metamora, died at 10:10 pm Sunday, October 13, 1974 at Roanoke Manor Nursing Home, Roanoke where she had been a patient for 1 1/2 years. Services were Wednesday at the Lowpoint United Methodist Church, Lowpoint, the Rev. James Hutton officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. Mrs. Schneider was born Nov. 13, 1888 at Lowpoint, a daughter of John and Mary Redenour Clark. She married Ben J. Schneider on Jan. 8, 1913, in Spring Bay. Mr. Schneider survives in Roanoke Manor Nursing Home. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lester (Ruth) Trantina of Washburn, and Mrs. Clarence (Eunice) Ziegel of Hillsdale, Mich.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Mrs. Schneider was a member of the Lowpoint United Methodist Church.




Mrs. Ella Schoonley

November 18, 1880 - LaRose

Also November 12, Mrs. Ella Schoonley departed this life, aged 33 years. She has lain long and suffered much, but without a murmur. She came to this county about 12 years ago with her husband from Ohio, and has lived here ever since, except one year in Marseilles. She was a kind neighbor, a true Christian and friend, beloved by all who knew her. She leaves her husband and large circle of friends to mourn her loss.


Mrs. Caroline Schroeder

July 13, 1876

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died in this city, July 12, of liver compliant, Caroline, aged 46 years 9 months, wife of Ernest W. Schroeder.


Mr. Barbara Schuck

March 25, 1880

In this city, March 21, of lung fever, Barbara, 68, wife of Wenzel Schuck.


Otto Schuster's infant daughter

July 31, 1879

Died in this city, July 30, infant daughter of Otto and Mary Schuster, aged 6 months.


Carrie Emma Schwartz

The Henry Republican, Henry, IL, November 2, 1882

Died  July 27, in Richland, Carrie Emma Schwartz, 6 months, 21 days, reported by Dr. Jas. Tweddle.


Sister Bertholda (Mary Schwartzkoph)

December 12, 1872

Died in this city, Dec. 6, of consumption, Sister Bertholda (Mary Schwartzkoph) of Notre Dame, aged 22 years.

Local Items - Sister Bertholda, educated at the convent of Notre Dame of Milwaukee, died in this city on Friday at the early age of 22 years. She has been with the sisters of this city several months and was a very amiable member of the sister Christianhood. Her remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery, south of town on Sunday.



Mary Scoon
The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois, June 14, 1883
Died March 22 in La Prairie, Mary Scoon, 68, reported by Dr. W. H. Wilmot.


Mrs. Abigail Scott

October 28, 1880

Died in this city, Oct. 22, of lung fever, Mrs. Abigail Scott, 77 years, 6 mos, 15 days, mother of Walter Scott of this city.


Samuel Scott's child

April 8, 1880 - Wenona

Samuel Scott's youngest child, about one year of age, has been a little sufferer for the past two weeks from scarlet fever and at the present time there is scarcely any hope of her recovery.


Mrs. Scott

August 6, 1874

In LaPrairie, Aug. 2, the mother of Henry Scott, aged 76 years.


Mrs. Andrew Seabart

October 15, 1874

At Varna, October 10, wife of Andrew Seabart.

Varna News - Since my last letter death has been in our midst. First is the wife of Andrew Seabart, who leaves a large family to mourn her loss. How the little ones will miss a mother.


George Seal

November 7, 1872

Died at Lacon, Oct. 25th, of typhoid, George, aged 11 years, son of Henry Seal.


Mrs. Emily J. Seaver (nee Plato)

November 27, 1873

At St. Louis, Nov. 4, Emily J. (Plato) aged 21 years, wife of Henry Seaver. The deceased was once a resident of Henry.


NICHOLAS SEICHTER

Henry News Republican, Henry IL, March 18, 1915

A Sad Death

Nicholas Seichter of Saratoga Township, Commits Suicide

The whole adjacent community were inexpressibly shocked on Monday to larn of the death by suicide of Nicholas Seichter of Saratoga township. The deceased was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. August Seighter who, with their family, were well known and highly respected residents of Saratoga township. Up to the time of his father's death, in August 1907, Nicholas lived on the old homestead and indeed for some few seasons afterward. He then purchased the Theodore Conover 80-acre farm. He was a strictly honest man, industrious and temperate, perhaps a little peculiar or eccentric, yet not to such a degree as to excite any great apprehension among his relatives and friends. He was last seen alive about his home on Saturday of last week. Near neighbors assisted in cutting and piling hedge but Mr. Seichter hired a man to do his share of the work. On Monday Mahlon Sutton (Pit), who is a near neighbor, went over, and found the Seichter residence locked and no one about. Later he called another neighbor, Frank Balenseifen, and they two in making a search found the body in a granary. It was evident from the position of the body that he had made preparation for the deed. He sat on the floor of the granary and had placed a wet cloth over his chest and fixing the muzzle of the shotgun so that death would be instantaneous. , had evidently pushed the trigger with an axe helve which laid by his side.

During the past winter he had been in ill-health, had lost greatly in weight and ability to rest well, and without doubt his mind had become unbalanced from disease and melancholy so in a fit of aberration of reasoning power the dreadful deed was accomplished. To mourn his tragic death he leaves two brothers and four sisters.

Coroner Grable was called on Tuesday, who came and summed as a jury A. B. smith, foreman, William Yarger, Henry Bonshire, James Barry, Joseph Reismeyer and Frank Thirkell, and the facts were brought out substantially as we have stated.

The interment was made on yesterday (Wednesday) morning in the cemetery of St. Mary's and after the burial, Rev. Fr. Gensler conducted mass at the church for the departed one.


Mrs. Seelye

January 9, 1879

Our Correspondence - Saratoga

We also have to chronicle the death of Mrs. Seelye, mother of Mason and Henry Seelye. She died at the residence of her grandson near Lawn Ridge on the 20th alt. On the 22d her remains were brought to the Saratoga M. E. church to be interred. She has lived in Peoria and Marshall counties for nearly 30 years. Thus our old settlers are passing away.


Willie Seibold

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN

August 15, 1872

July 31, of cholera infantum, Willie, aged 10 months, son of Fred Seibold.


Alta Pearl Shafer

February 9, 1882

Died in this city, Feb. 7, of yellow canker, Alta Pearl, 1 year, 1 month, 1 day, daughter of Albert C. and Maria A. Shafer.


Henry Shafer

October 30, 1873

Died in Hopewell township, Oct. 22, suddenly, Henry Shafer, aged 73 years.

Local items

Henry Schafer, an old settler living on the Lacon road in Hopewell township died suddenly on Wednesday afternoon of last week. He had been during the fore noon, in the orchard trimming apple trees, apparantly as well as ever. When he entered the house, he sat down in the chair and was dead. His death was as sudden as that. He came to Illinois and located where he died 27 years ago. He was a good man and stoood high in the estimate of the people. Aged 73. Six children, all married survive him.


Rev. Father William Shamoni

January 26, 1882

Died in this city, Jan. 25, at the parsonage of Neuralgia of the heart, Rev. William Shamoni, 49 years 9 months 13 days, pastor of St. Mary's German Catholic congregation of this city.

Sudden Death of Father Shamoni

Rev. William Shamoni, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic church of this city, died suddenly last evening, about half past six o'clock, at his residence in the southern part of this city. He had been on a pastoral visit to Hennepin, to see the sick, and was feeling well until he reached home, when he felt a smothering sensation. He at once threw himself upon the sofa and Dr. Jones was summoned, and seeing at once the nature of the case, prepared on the spot what he thought necessary; but Father Shamoni absolutely refused to submit to such treatment as the doctor thought proper, and even thought the doctor urged it on him, entreated him to submit, explaining fully its necessity and the probable result, still his refusal was emphatic, and before other means could be adopted another paroxysm recurred and death was immediate. The disease was neuralgia of the heart.

Father Shamoni was a powerfully built man, and would probably weigh upwards of 200 pounds. He had been pastor in Henry over four years, and was prompt and efficient in all professional duties. He was a native of Germany and was probably educated for the clerical office in that country, though of this we do not speak by the book. We have no data as to his former life and must leave that to a future article. ……The body will be interred in the German cemetery.


Eleanor Jane (McCune) Sharp

November, 1891, Unknown Paper

Contributed by Jane Foster, Transcribed by Nancy Piper

Died at her home in La Rose, November 17th, 1891, Mrs. Eleanor Jane Sharp aged 61 years and 4 months. Miss Eleanor Jane McCune was born June 22, 1830 at Newville, Pa. She married John M. Sharp, Feb. 25th, 1851. They moved to Marshall county in 1852 and have resided in the neighborhood of La Rose ever since.

Mrs. Sharp was an excellent lady, enjoying a large circle of acquaintances, in which she will be greatly missed. Her home was one of happiness and hospitality. The "latchstring" was always "out" to her many friends, who will not soon forget the warm welcome they invariably received in her community, the sick were ever rememberd; among them she went as an "angel of mercy". She united with the Presbyterian church in her young days, while residing in Pennsylvania, in which church she continued a faithful member until the Master called her to her reward. In the discharge of her Christian duties, while not demonstrative, she was ever faithful to them. The church where she has labored so long will miss her kind and cheerful face, as well as her earnest words. After a brief illness, she passed away in the quiet of her home, surrounded by friends and loved ones. She was conscious to the last, giving counsel and advice to husband and children.

The funeral took place on Thursday, Nov. 19 from the Presbyterian church at La Rose. The services were conducted (at her request) by Rev. C. W. Whorrall, pastor M. E. Church, Tonica, Ill., assisted by Dr. I. A. Cornelison and Rev. Thomas Martin.


Mrs. Ellen Sharp

Pontiac Daily Leader

April 1, 1926

Mrs. Ellen Sharp Dies In Peoria

Word was received in this city late yesterday of the death of Mrs. Ellen Sharp, for many years a resident of this city, which occurred in Peoria. Death was due to the infirmities of old age.

Mrs.Sharp was born in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania, September 2, 1838. She was the daughter of Jesse and Mary Quigley Kilgore. She was united in marriage to Robert Sharp in 1856 and immediately came to Illinois, locating in Marshall county. They continued to make that county their home until 1871. The remainder of her life being spent in Livingston county. For many years Mr. and Mrs. Sharp were residents of East Livingston street, this city.

Mr. Sharp preceded his wife in death, August 13, 1906, also one brother, William Kilgore, January 2, 1915. She leaves to mourn her death three sons and two daughters, viz.; James Quigley and W. K. Sharp of Peoria; J. Q. Sharp of Aberdeen, S.D., and Mrs. M. A. Frary of New Castle, Ind. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Sharp was a life long member of the Presbyterian church.

The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock from the chapel of the R. J. Harris mortuary on West Madison street in this city. Burial will be in the south side cemetery. - Contributed by Jane Foster - Transcribed by Nancy Piper


James Sharp

Date Unknown

Contributed by Jane Foster, Transcribed by Nancy Piper

The village of Washburn was again reminded of the uncertainty of life when James Sharp, a member of the Village Board was suddenly taken ill and within one week the sad news given out that he was dead.

He was born April 29, 1852 and brought to this community when he was about a year old and he spent his entire life here. He was married April 4, 1872 to Mary L. Perry (Chandler) at Belle Plain, Ill. To this union were born three children, two boys and one girl. The deal angel called tow of them in infancy. Mr. Sharp leaves to mourn his loss a loving wife and son, Roy, four sisters, Mrs. Belle Stinger of Herrington, Kas., Mrs. Emma Ferriman, Peoria, Ill.; Mrs. Clara Ramsey of Washburn and Mrs. Eva Cavey of Chicago, Ill. Also two grand-children who were his chums. Needless to say that a host of friends will miss him, for he was held in high esteem by all who knew him and the people of Washburn have been the recipients of his services as he was very active in the affairs of the village, so we all shall miss him.

Realizing the great loss to the family we have laid aside our business and assembled there to extend our sympathy and lend every assurance of our willingness to do what we can in this sad hour for their comfort.

Mr. Sharp was stricken with a paralytic stroke Tuesday afternoon of last week and early Friday morning he suffered another stroke and died Monday morning. All that loving hands and science could do to ease his pain was done, but the hand of death was upon him and our genial, kindly and sturdy citizen of whom no one ever spoke ill and for whom now no sufficient eulogy can be written, went toe way of all flesh.

The funeral services were held in the Christian church this morning conducted by Rev. Jones and the lifeless clay laid to rest in the deep peace of the country cemetery west of La Rose.


Reuben H. Sharp

The Henry Republican

February 25 1915

Reuben H. Sharp, son of Mr. And Mrs. William R. Thorp, was born in this city, May 5, 1876. When quite a small boy the family moved to Peoria, and there at the Phoenix hotel on Main street, conducted by his mother, he died early Wednesday morning of kidney trouble. Deceased was a widower and is survived by his parents and one sister. A short service will be held today (Thursday) at the Ziegler chapel in Peoria and the body be brought here on the 2 p.m., train, taken to the home of his uncle, John Ford, where services conducted by Rev. R. W. Martin, will be held before taking it to the Henry cemetery for interment in charge of A. B. Smith.


Mrs. Delilia Shaw

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN

April 27, 1871

Died in Roberts township, April 13, of pulminary consumption, Delilia, wife of Jacob R. Shaw, aged 44 years


Mrs. Emma Shaw

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN

September 28, 1871

At Shaw's Point, Roberts township, Sept. 12, of paralysis, Emma, wife of G. H. Shaw, one of the first settlers of this county.


George P. Shaw

February 15, 1877

Taken From the Henry Republican

At Shaw's Point, east of Lacon, February 2, George P. Shaw, aged 83 years.


Richard Shaw

November 8, 1877

Died at Lacon, October 27, after a long illness, Richard Shaw, aged 55 years.


John P. Sheppard

September 14, 1876

Taken From the Henry Republican

At Minonk, August 23, John P. Sheppard, aged 89. Buried at Lacon.


Milton Manchester Sherburns

August 6, 1874

In Wenona, July 24, of congestive chill, Milton Manchester, aged 10 months, son of M. A. Sherburns


Mrs. Hattie (Taber) Shields

May 18, 1876

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died in Hopewell township, May 17, at the residence of her uncle, Samuel Holmes, Hattie Taber, aged 21 years, wife of Frank Shields, and daughter of John Taber.

On Sunday week, Miss Hattie Taber and Mr. Frank Shields were married. The bride was ill, but she consented to the ceremony, lying down to rest at the close, little dreaming then, she or her friends, that her bridal robes would soon be required as drapery for the dead. Last evening, at five o'clock, what was mortal of the youthful bride was left to mourning friends, but the spirit - herself - departed for the higher life. It is a sad case, peculiarly so, under the circumstances, to with widowed groom and the friends, who have the deepest sympathy of the community in this bereavement. The funeral will take place this morning at the residence of her uncle, Samuel Holmes, opposite this city. Rev. B. Edmiston will conduct the services, and the remains will be taken to Caledonia for interment.

May 25, 1876

Death of Mrs. Frank Shields

Not often is man called upon to record a sadder affair than the following. On Sunday, the 7th day of this month, Frank P. Shields, full of high hopes and bright anticipations, led to the altar Hattie E. Taber. On Wednesday, the 17th, a large circle of friends were thrown into mourning by the announcement of her death. The deceased, daughter of John S. and Ann E. Taber, was born in Henry, Ills., February 14, 1855, and was two and a half years old when she was bereft of a mother. From that time up to her decease she resided with Mrs. Samuel Holmes, who treated and loved her as a daughter. The widowed groom, son of Campbell and Jane Shields, was born in Oxbow, Ills., December 17, 1854, where he has formed a large circle of friends who sympathize with him in his deep distress, occasioned by this sad and melancholy event. The services were conducted by Rev. B. Edmiston.


Thomas J. Show

April 23, 1875

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died at Wenona, April 14, of consumption, Thomas J. Show, aged about 32, and superintendent of schools of Marshall county.

Local Items - Thomas J. Show is no more. He died at Wenona on Wednesday of last week of consumption. Mr. Show had been in public life some years. As an educator stood among our best teachers in this section. He was once superintendent of schools by appointment from the supervisors, filling the unexpected term of the lamented Peck, discharging the duties of the office faithfully and acceptably. He had taught school at Washburn and Wenona and with acceptance. He has suffered with hemorrhage of the lungs for some years and went west as far as Creaton, Nebraska in home of getting relief, but he found himself unable to withstand the monster upon him and last fall returned to this country to die. His funeral was held last Friday. His life has been a useful one and the large circle of friends will mourn his untimely removal. His age we judge is about 32.


Edward Shuman

October 3, 1872

In this city, Sept. 28, of cholera infantum, Edward, aged 11 months, son of A. Shuman.


Mrs. Anne Shurts

April 4, 1878

Died in this city, April 1 of old age, Anne Shurts, aged 84 years.

Local Items

Granny Shurts, as we used to familiarly call her, died on Monday in this city at the residence of her grandson, Fred. Shurts and was buried in the graveyard joining the Central M. E. church in Whitefield yesterday at 10 a.m., the funeral being held in the church. She had been a resident in Illinois since 1847, a widow since 1854 and at the venerable age of 84, leaves a large family of children and grandchildren to the third and fourth generations. Her native state was New Jersey.


Mrs. Mary Ann Shurts (nee Colter)

March 19, 1874

In Whitefield, march 14, of consumption, Mary Ann, aged 23 years, wife of Frederick L. Shurts, and daughter of William Colter.


 

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