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Marshall County Illinois
Obituaries and Death Notices


 Mrs. Abbie (Robinson) Vale

November 6, 1879

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died at Industry, McDonough county, Mrs. Abbie (Robinson) Vale, wife of A. L. Vale, and daughter of William D. Robinson of Jacksonville, formerly of this city.

The sad intelligence reaches us of the death of Abbie Vale, the wife of A. L. Vale, and second daughter of W. D. Robinson, after but a week's illness, at her home at Industry, McDonough county. She was a native of Henry, and spent her early girlhood here. While the family lived at Maroa and since at Jacksonville, she visited her friends here. She was married to A. L. Vale in 1878, since which time she has lived in McDonough county. The funeral took place at Jacksonville, October 29, at the residence of her father, Rev. Horace Reed officiating. The event is a sad one, and her early death will be deeply deplored by her friends here.

Alexander Vail

March 2, 1876

Local Items

Alexander Vail living 4 ½ miles west of Snachwine died Tuesday night and his funeral takes place today. He was one of the earlier settlers of this region and a stable good man. We have no further particulars. His age was about 65.

March 9, 1876

Local Correspondence - Snachwine

The community was pained to learn of the death of Mr. Alexander Vail, who has been held in high esteem for many years and his loss will not only be felt in his family circle but deeply felt by the entire circle of his acquaintances.

Clarkson Vail

August 9, 1877

Taken From the Henry Republican

Near Weston, McLean county, July 31, at the home of his daughter Mrs. J. W. Swendemen, Clarkson Vail, aged 84 years 11 months 21 days, father of B. C. Vail of Henry township.

Anne (Arno) Van Der Pleog

July 20, 1876

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died in this city, by drowning, Anne Vander Pleog, aged 22 years.

A Case of Drowning

A sad accident occurred here Saturday night. Some 20 of our young men went in bathing in the river after sundown; at the lock, on that evening. Among them was a Hollander, named Anne Van Der Pleog, (though better known as Arno Plough), a wagon maker, who had been in the employ of John Martin for over a year, and who boarded at his house. He was not a swimmer, and his comrades sought the deep water while he was left to himself sitting on shore. Strict orders were given him to be careful of deep water, which was pointed out to him. Nothing more was thought or known of him until the party began to dress, when his pile of clothes was discovered and he missing. Search was made that night, and renewed in the morning, the body being found by James Thorp some 70 feet from where it is supposed he went in.

He was a good young man, and highly respected by Mr. Martin, and those that knew him. He had lived in Henry about two years, and was a cousin to John and Henry Stapp. His parents live in Muskegon, Mich., and were telegraphed to, but so terribly hot was the weather, that burial was necessary, and the funeral took place at Mr. Martin's residence at 3 p.m. Sunday, Rev. Mr. Hough of the Presbyterian church officiating. The attendance at the obsequies was large in spite of the sweltering weather. An inquest was held by Justice R. H. Waterfall.

Mrs. Rachel L. Van Derveer

October 21, 1875

Taken From the Henry Republican

At Rocky Hill, New Jersey, Oct. 6, of malignant typhoid fever, Rachel L., wife of Lawrence VanDerveer, and only sister of Mrs. G. M. Hoagland of Linwood, near this city.

Mrs. Sara M. Vanderveer


September 5, 1872

Died in this city, Aug. 24, of nervous prostration, Sara M., wife of C. P. Vanderveer.

Eliza Van Duzen
Henry Republican, Henry IL, May 17, 1883
Died May 2, in Lacon, Eliza Van Duzen, 55, reported by Dr. E. H. Gale.

Jasper Van Ostrand

Taken From the Henry Republican, Henry, IL

January 30, 1868

In Whitefield, January 21st, of congestion of the brain, Jasper, infant son of Isaac and Catherine Van Ostrand, age 11 months and 9 days.

Dewitt Van Ostrand's infant

October 28, 1880 - Saratoga

DeWitt Van Ostrand buried his little babe last week at the M. E. church burying ground, sermon by Rev. Seamon

John Vannostrand

November 8, 1877

In Somerville, N. J., Oct. 1, of old age, John Vannostrand, aged about 80, and father of Mr. Isaac Vannostrand of Saratoga township.

John Van Scoyk

Alton Telegraph And Democratic Review (Alton, Illinois)

October 13, 1848

In Marshall county, upon the same day and hour, John Van Scoyk went into the house where he was boarding, took down his gun and remarked to Mrs. Clemens, the lady of the house, he believed his gun not loaded, drew the cock back, placed his mouth on the muzzle, was in the act of blowing in the muzzle, when the gun was discharged, the ball passed through his head and he fell dead on the floor.

These two persons were cousins; the latter was a son of Mr. John Van Scoyk, who was several years since shot by Mr. John Eldridge, and was a step-son to Mr. Nicholas Sterns. The remains of these unfortunate persons were interred on last Monday in the same Grave yard, on Lasalle Prairie. It is indeed seldom, if ever, our lot to place before our readers, so strange and painful a scene of calamity and misfortune - Peoria Register.

Mrs. Elizabeth Vantine

March 18, 1875

Taken From the Henry Republican

In Somerset Co., N.J., Feb. 15, of consumption, Elizabeth Vantine, aged 80, mother of Mrs. Isaac Van Ostrand of Saratoga township.

Mrs. Susan Vaughan

Taken From the Courier, Henry, IL

November 15, 1857

On the 10th, at the residence of Mr. Bateman, Mrs. Susan Vaughan

Mrs. Mary (Brown) Veach

April 21, 1881

Died at Dunlap, Peoria county, April 17, of heart disease, Mary 24, wife of James Veach, and eldest daughter of Mr. Adam P. Brown of Henry.

The death of Mrs. Mary Veach, wife of J. R. Veach and eldest daughter of Adam P. Brown, is a sad affliction to the bereft husband and her many friends here. She died of heart disease at Dunlap, Peoria county on Sunday. On Monday afternoon the remains reached Henry, and the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at Mr. Brown's residence near the seminary, Rev. W. J. Minium officiating. The deceased was a member of the M. E. church here. Mr. Veach is very much cast down at his loss. He will give up his farm, sell off his effects, but what his future intentions are we have not learned.

Mrs. Catherine C. Veeder

May 1, 1873

Died in this city, April 29, of hemorrhage of the lungs, Mrs. Catherine C. Veeder, aged 68 years.

Mrs. Verill

Taken From the Henry Republican

April 6, 1882

Neighborhood News - Varna

The messenger of death has visited our community and in less than a week taken three from our midst. Mrs. Verill of Chicago, who came here a few weeks since to visit her sister, Mrs. Dr. Handback and to receive medical treatment for lung disease suddenly passed away Wednesday, March 22d. In response to telegraph, her husband and friends came. The obsequies were held at the M. E. church.

Mrs. Cynthia Vernay
The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois, July 19, 1883
For a long time the angel of death seemed to hover over Mrs. Cynthia Vernay. On Saturday morning July 14, 1:30 a.m., the messenger called and her anxious spirit took its fight to its God, where it found "peace and rest." She had been a great but a patient sufferer for 15 months with a complicated disease that seemed to baffle the skill of the best physicians. The funeral services were held at the M. E. church Sabbath at 2 p.m. Rev. Smith conducted the service.

Mrs. Numzia (Marinacci) Vespa

Taken From the Toluca Star, September 1960

Mrs. Vespa Died In Chicago

Mrs. Donato Vespa, a Toluca resident for many years, succumbed Saturday evening in the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Orne in Chicago after a lengthy illness. Numzia Marinacci was born April 29,1875 in Calascio, Italy, the daughter of Francesco and Philameno Marinacci. She married Donato Vespa in Italy on January 29, 1896 and a year later they came to the United States and settled in Toluca. Mr. Vespa died in 1956. Surviving are five children, mrs. George Orne of Chicago; Miss Anna, at home; David of Berwyn; Daniel of Silver Springs, Md.; and Dewey of St. Louis, Mo. Visitation was held at the Aimone and Son Funeral Home and ferneal services were conducted in St. Ann's church at 9 am Tuesday with Fr. John Schumacher officiating. Pallbearers were Louis Dobrich, Primo Biagini, Joe Cicciarelli, John Boresi, Tony Tiraboschi and Dave Supan. Burial followed in St. Ann's cemetery.

Son of Joe Viano


March 28, 1902, Front Page

Death of a Child

The little son of Joe Viano, a miner living in the northwestern part of town, died last Saturday morning and was buried from the Italian church Sunday afternoon. The boy was four years old and was sick only a few days.

Joseph Vierthaler

June 9, 1881

In Whitefield, June 1, by a kick from a cow, Joseph Vierthaler, 25.

Levi Vincent

February 18, 1904 - Other Deaths

Levi Vincent, long a resident of La Prairie township, died Feb. 4, at Shenandoah, Iowa, four weeks after his aged wife's death. He was 81 years of age.

Dr. Levi Vincent, who died at Wetson, this state, Feb. 11, was buried in La Prairie M. E. cemetery. He was for a long time a successful physician of La Prairie.

Warren Vincent's child

February 9, 1882

LaPrairie - Warren Vincent's oldest child was suddenly taken ill with malignant scarlet fever, and only lived about 18 hours after the attack.

Richard Vinecore

June 11, 1874

In Bennington township, June 5, of erysipelas, Richard Vinecore, aged about 50. He once ran the ferry at Lacon, and was an old settler.

Kathleen Ruth (Howard) Vissering

TOLUCA - Kathleen Ruth Vissering, 75 of Wenona, formerly of Toluca, died at 11:45 a.m. Friday (Feb. 1, 2002) at ASTA Care Center, Toluca.

Her Memorial service will be 5 p.m. Tuesday at Living Word Assembly of God, Toluca, with the Rev. Don Nuttall officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded. Inurnment will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Center Cemetery, Flanagan. Visitation will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Aimone Froelich Memorial Home, Toluca is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Living Word Assembly of God or to Toluca Ambulance.

Mrs. Vissering was born March 25, 1926, in Dwight the daughter of Tault and Nona Trolett Howard. She married Raymond Vissering on March 29, 1947, in Pontiac. He died May 12, 1977.

Surviving are four daughters Linda (Louis) Hallal of Laconto, Fla.; Tassie (Jerry) Piasse of Toluca; Eva Davis (fianc John Ennenbach) Streator; and Dorothy (Don) Baker of Wenona; four sons, Lester (Cathryn) Vissering, Peoria; John (LuAnn) Vissering, Henry; James (Charmain) Vissering, East Peoria; and Kenneth (Debra) Vissering, Toluca; three sisters Irene (Gene) Stoddard, of California; June Meints, Fairbury; and Dorothy (Louis) Smith, Cornell; four brothers Louise Howard of California; Bob Howard, Bloomington; Raymond (Ivy) Howard of Iowa; and Jack (Judy) Howard of Oregon; and a half brother, John (Mezola) Howard, of Kentucky; and 19 grandchildren.

Mrs. Vissering was a member of the Living Word Assembly of God, Toluca.

She retired from Owens Illinois Glass in 1977.

[Source: The Pantagraph, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois - Contributed by Teri Moncelle Colglazier]

Mrs. Catherine Vogelsang

September 19, 1872

In this city, Sept. 13, suddenly, Mrs. Catherine Vogelsang, aged 75 years.

Local department

Grandmother Vogelsang was found dead in her bed Friday. She was pretty sick Thursday with what was supposed ague fever but what now is conjectured was congestive chill. She was a robust strong woman, for one of her great age and was living with her son, Mr. Henry Vogelsang. Funeral services were held at the New Church Temple on Sunday. Exercises being conducted in the German language by Rev. Rhu, pastor of the German Methodist Society in this city. A very concourse of our people were present, both German and American.

Ephraim Vogelsang

February 5, 1880

Taken from the Henry Republican

Died in this city, Feb. 4, of typhoid pneumonia Ephraim Vogelsang, 21 years 10 months 26 days. -- Funeral at the house, corner of Edmond and North streets, on Saturday, at 10 a.m. Rev. J. S. Glendenning will officiate.

Death of Ephraim Vogelsang

The sad duty devolves upon us this week to record the death of Ephriam Vogelsang, that took place last night about nine o'clock, following an illness of only six day's duration. On Tuesday of last week he attended, in his usual health, the lecture of Miss Willard, and receiving the chill of a window near where he sat, he took a violent cold, which on Thursday drove him to his bed, taking the form of typhoid pneumonia, from whence he was unable to rally. Mr. Vogelsand was one of our town boys, born, reared, married and settled in Henry. He was also one of her good boys - genial in disposition, of good habits and exemplary in word and deed; widely known and highly respected, in all that makes a man and a noble character.

Four years ago he went into the carriage factory of I. Koehler & Co., and from an apprentice rose to the dignity of chief workman in the carriage trimming department. This was followed in October 1878, by leading to the altar and choosing as his wife Miss Bell Miles, the happy couple settling down to life's work in a cottage, corner of North and Edmond streets, the house having already been purchased by Mr. V. in anticipation of this event. Here six months ago a babe was added to the household, adding to the domestic happiness of a pleasant home.

But death comes upon all irrespective of person, and at times dashes the brightest hopes and best prospects of loving hearts. To the bereaved widow and the fatherless child, to all the friends, the warmest sympathy of the community is extended, which, with them, feels the loss fo this worthy young man, cut off at this untimely age. Their grief and loneliness can find consolation in the thought of him who has just entered the heavenly world.

Benjamin Vore
Henry Republican, Henry IL, May 17, 1883
Died April 5, in Bennington Township, Benjamin Vore, 22 years, 8 months, reported by Dr. Wm. O. Ensign.

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