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Marshall County Illinois
Obituaries and Death Notices


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 Andrew Jackson Wabel


July 17, 1903

Death of an Old Settler

One by one the old settlers keep dropping away. On last Friday Andrew Jackson Wabel, one of the old settlers of Marshall county, died at his home near Toluca. He was very near 84 years old. His funeral services were conducted by Rev. Dudman of the M.E. church in the presence of a large congregation of friends and relatives. After the services at the house his remains, followed by a large number of people were conveyed to the Magnolia cemetery, and laid to rest beside the body of his firs wife, who died many years ago. Deceased was a native of Pennsylvania, but came to Marshall county in 1854, and with the exception of a few years spent in the east he made his home here ever since. he was the father of eleven children, four of whom have preceded him to the better land, and seven, four sons and three daughters, are left to mourn his loss. By those who knew him well, he was regarded as an upright, honest man, a good father, a good neighbor, a good citizen and exemplary Christian.

Child of Clifton Waggoner
Henry Republican, Henry IL, May 10, 1883
Clifton Waggoner of Whitefield buried a child two months old on Monday afternoon. The funeral was held at the residence of George Holler, Rev. G. Crissy officiating. A large number of the friends and neighbors were present to sympathize with the parents in their bereavement.

Charles William Mikel Wahl


August 17, 1871

Died at Lacon, Aug. 4, Charles William Mikel, aged 2 years, son of David Wahl

Alexander Waldron

April 17, 1879

At Des Moines, Iowa, April 4, of pneumonia, Alexander Waldron of Iowa City, aged 66 years, father of Mrs. Clarence E. Burt of Whitefield township.

Christopher Walker


January 21, 1869

At Chicago, January 14 of heart disease, Christopher Walker, age 56 years, 8 months and 2 days. Father of Mrs. S. C. Hyndshaw of this city.

Frank Walker

April 28, 1881

At Wenona, April 20, Frank Walker, 14.

G. W. Walker

April 8, 1875

Taken From the Henry Republican

Varna - G. W. Walker died of heart disease April 3d. He has been confined to his bed about five months. Mr. Walker was a good citizen and highly esteemed by all who knew him. Also April 4, D. H. Maleham died after being confined to the house six years with asthma. He has suffered a great deal, with almost continually coughing. He, like Mr. Walker, was loved by all who knew him.

John Walker

Taken From the Courier, Henry, IL

May 8, 1857


Died at his residence in Henry, Illinois, April 16, 1857, brother John Walker.

Mrs. John W. Walker


October 5, 1871

In this city, Sept. 28, at the residence of S. C. Hindshaw, of consumption, Mrs. John W. Walker, of Logansport, Indiana, aged 21 years and 9 months.

Lizzie Walker


July 13, 1871

Died in this city, July 7, at the residence of S. C. Hyndshaw, Lizzie, aged 8 months, daughter of John W. and Lorina Walker of Logansport, Indiana

William S. Walker

January 15, 1874

At Wenona, Dec. 28, William S. Walker, aged 57 years.

January 8, 1874 - Local Items

W. S. Walker, an old citizen of Wenona, died suddenly on Tuesday evening of last week. He was on the street in apparent good health, but an hour or so before his death and was sitting in a chair with the family around him when he fell from his chair dead.

William Wallace

September 6, 1877

Taken From the Henry Republican

In Whitefield, Aug. 31, Nora, aged 19, daughter of William Wallace.

Ida M. Wallizer

September 7, 1876

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died at Wenona, August 26, Ida M., aged 11 months, daughter of James H. and Annie Wallizer.

Mrs. Walsh


Toluca, Marshall Co., Illinois, Friday, October 18, 1901

At Rest

Mrs. Walsh, mother of Mrs. James Morris of this city, died at the Mercy hospital, Chicago, last Sunday, Oct. 13. The remains were brought to Lost Lands cemetery, Tuesday and laid to rest. Mrs. Walsh came here a few weeks ago from her home near Hastings, Neb., to visit relatives. She was taken sick, and brought to the hospital in Chicago, where the best medical treatment could be obtained. Cancer of the liver was the cause of death. She leaves an aged husband, three sons and two daughters to mourn her loss. Her children are Mrs. James Morris of this city, Miss Agnes Walsh of Nebraska, William of near Hastings, John who lives in Livingston county and Father Philip Walsh of Streator. Those who knew her in life speak of her as a kind, loving mother, a good neighbor and an excellent Christian woman.

Mrs. Annetta Wanser (nee Hill)

Taken From the Henry News Republican

January 14, 1879

Annetta Hill was born at Manlius, N. Y., on April 30, 1835. At New Brunswick, N. J., on Aug. 30, 1855, she was united in marriage with Coles Wanser and the same year of their marriage they moved to Illinois and soon thereafter they came to Henry. Her husband, Mr. Wanser, enlisted in Co. D, 47th Ill. Vols, but died in 1865, a victim of the Civil war, dying and buried in the southland. Their daughter, born while the father was in the army, died in Monmouth in 1884, and was brought back to Henry for burial.

For nearly 60 years Mrs. Wanser was a resident of Henry, though she died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fulford, in Peoria on Jan. 6, aged 79 years, 8 months and 16 days. She leaves a son and daughter, William H. Wanser of Snohomish, Wash., and Mrs. Ida C. Fulford of Peoria, at whose home she passed away. She also leaves to mourn her death six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

The remains were brought to Henry on Friday morning and conveyed to the residence of Mrs. A. G. Hiltabrand, a near neighbor of deceased for many years, where at 3 p.m., religious services were hled, the house being filled by a large concourse of her former Henry friends. Rev. R. Martin, pastor of the Presbyterian church, of which church she was long an esteemed and devoted member, conducted the services. Interment at Henry cemetery.

Daniel Wanser


May 30, 1872

In Hopewell township, May 28, of cerebral spinal meningitis, Daniel, son of Peter and Adeline Wanser, aged 12 years.

Mattie Ward

December 8, 1881

In this city, Dec. 3, of diphtheria, Mattie, 7 years 10 months, 13 days, twin daughter of Hiram P. Ward and granddaughter of Mr. John Black.

William Lee Ward

May 27, 1875

Taken From the Henry Republican

At Newburgh N. Y., of kidney disease, William Lee Ward, aged 47 years 1 month, 11 days, brother of Mrs. Perry Green and Mrs. F. S. Becker of Henry.


Alton Daily Telegraph (Alton, Illinois)

July 6 1853

Fatal Accident at Lacon

On the 24th ult., we learn from the Gazette, a melancholy accident occurred at Lacon. Two men, named Murphy and Ware, drank from a bottle, supposed to contain liquor, several draughts of Nitric acid, from the effects of which Murphy, after suffering the most horrible torture, died on Sunday morning, and at last accounts, Ware was not expected to survive.

Mr. Warner

August 16, 1877

Taken From the Henry Republican


A man by the name of Warner, who was working for James Smith west of town a few miles, was killed on last Monday by a three-horse team attached to a sulky plow running away with him.

Julian Warner

February 1, 1877

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died in this city, Feb. 7, of erysipelas, Julian, aged 17 years, son of R. K. and Alrena Warner.-- Funeral at New Jerusalem church, tomorrow (Friday) at 10 o'clock a.m. Friends of the family are invited without further notice.

Mrs. Candace Phebe (Munger) Warren

February 24, 1876

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died in this city, February 20, of pneumonia, Candace Phebe, wife of J. A. Warren, aged 46 years.

The death of Mrs. Candace Warren, wife of the postmaster of Henry, has been one of the sorrowful events of the week, and while an obituary appears in another place, a few facts in her life, as an addenda to that article will not be out of place. She was born near Fredonia, N.Y., in October, 1829, but much of her life had been spent in Illinois, her father, Joseph Munger, purchasing and opening the farm now occupied by William Klein in this township, some 26 years ago. Here Mr. Warren made her acquaintance, and wed her 24 years ago last October. Two children survive the mother, Ella 12, and Hooper 7 years of age. The funeral was very large, the Christian church being filled to its utmost capacity. Rev. J. M. Day of Utica, preached a very excellent discourse from the words: "Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was, and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it." Messrs. J. H. Jones, P. S. Perley, W. W. Heath, C. Gould, John Black and Mark Gregory were pall bearers. The Daughters of Rebekah, of which Mrs. Warren was one of the first members accompanies by the Odd Fellows, escorted the remains from the house to the church. The procession extended for a long distance. Thus was borne to its tomb on the hill, all that was mortal of one of the most beloved of woman, and one of our most endeared citizens.

Mrs. Marcha Warren

November 16, 1876

At Varna, Nov. w, Marcha, aged 39 years, wife of Capt. B. Warren, postmaster.

November 9, 1876

Taken From the Henry Republican


Our village has been made sad by the death of its most esteemed mastrons, our postmistress, Mrs. Ben Warren. She was taken down with the pleurisy, which turned into lung fever, and after a week's illness she died. Her husband was absent during her sickness, and did not return until after her death. He has taken the body to Massachusets for interment.

Lillian Arixene Washburn


March 19, 1868

At Lacon, February 26, Lillian Arixene, daughter of J. N. and L. W. Washburn, age 10 months.

Mrs. Mary Washburn

January 31, 1878

Died in this city, Jan. 29, of paralytic stroke, Mary Washburn, aged 59 years, 8 months, 10 days, wife of Charles Thompson of this city.

Bryan Wasmer
Newspaper: The Henry Republican

Date: 05/04/1899

Submitters Name: 2cemeterysisters

Obit: Died, the infant son of Mr and Mrs John Wasmer. Born Dec 15, 1896, died April 24, 1899, after an illness of but three days. This is the second child they have laid to rest in two months. The funeral service was held at the house at 8:30 a m, Rev Evans speaking words of sympathy to the bereaved parents. The interment took place in the Forbes cemetery. They have the sympathy of the entire community in their sorrow and bereavement.

Caroline Wasmer

The Henry Republican, Henry, IL, July 27, 1882

Died in Hopewell July 24, of consumption, Caroline, 14, daughter of Benedict Wasmer. Interment in the German Catholic Cemetery near this city.

Eliza Wasmer

The Henry Republican, Henry, IL, December 21, 1882

Died, Dec 9, in Hopewell, Eliza Wasmer, 24. Reported by Dr J W Evans

Anna Watchman

The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois July 18, 1882

Died in this city, July 19, of cholera infantum, Anna, 4 months 13 days, daughter of Joseph and Bridget Watchman.

David Watkins

January 17, 1878

Died in this city, Jan. 16, of lung fever, David Watkins, aged about 46 years.

Martha Cummings Watkins

March 2, 1876

In Wenona, Feb. 15, of consumption, Martha Cummings, aged 27 years, daughter of Jehiel Watkins.

R. Waugh's infant

July 28, 1881

Died in Sparland, July 25, of cholera infantum, a young babe of R. Waugh.

Richard Waughop

January 14, 1875

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died at Washington, Tazewell county, Dec. 27, Richard Waughop, Sr., aged 65, father of Richard Waughop Jr., of Whitefield, a resident of Illinois for 40 years.

Amos F. Way

June 19, 1873

In Clinton, Iowa, June 10, of congestion of the brain, Amos F. Way, a former resident of this city.

James Weaklam


February 2, 1871

In Steuben township, Jan. 21, of dropsy, James Weaklam, aged 43(?) years.

W. C. Wear's infant son

May 26, 1881

At Princeville, May 11, infant son of W. C. and Cornelia Wear, a nephew of Smith P. Hill of Whitefield.

John Weaver

Taken From the Henry Republican

March 30, 1882

Died at Hiawatha, Kansas, March 11 of lung fever, John Weaver, a former resident of Evans township

Lula Webber

December 27, 1877

Taken From the Henry Republican

In LaPrairie, Marshall county, Ill., Dec. 19th, Lula, aged 13 years, beloved daughter of A Porter and R. N. Webber.

Seldom is it we are called to record so sad a death. She had not been well since her return from Colorado in September, but always in reply to the anxious inquiries of her friends, regarding her health, with a sweet smile, she would say "I am pretty well." During the last weeks of her sickness, her friends hoped and doubted, and when the last moment came, and they knew they must give her up, the shock seemed almost too great to bore. Lula united with the M. E. church two years ago and has remained in that church since. The funeral services were held Dec. 21st at the house; from there the procession proceeded to the LaPrairie M. E. cemetery, where they laid her to rest. Of Lula we cannot speak in too high praise; her loving spirit and winning manner gained for her many friends. "None knew her but to love her." She leaves a father, mother, four sisters and a brother, to mourn her loss.

Mrs. Hannah Webster


May 25, 1871

In Steuben (Yankee street), May 22, Hannah, aged 69, wife of John Webster

William D. Webster

The Henry Republican

February 25 1915

Wm. D. Webster, eldest son of Wm. And Sarah Webster, was born in Hartford, N. Y., Sept. 3, 1830, and passed away at his home in Sparland, Feb. 16 1915, aged 84 years, 5 months and 13 days.

He lived for several years in Angelica, N.Y., and from there moved to Steuben township, Marshall county, Ill., in 1856. The following year on March 26, he was married to Ruth Ann Fosdick. To them were born five children, Delphia, Lillie, Lewis, Minnie and Vinnie. The last two were twins and died at the age of three months. Lily, who became Mrs. Frank Martin, and was a very talented musician, died about seven years ago.

Mr. Webster engaged in farming for eight years on the place now owned by Allison Garrett. Shortly after the family moved to Sparland and Mr. Webster teamed between Sparland and Lacon until the C. & A. road was laid into Lacon. Mr. Webster belonged to the Order of A. F. and A. M. for 50 years and he and his family have always taken a prominent position in society and church circles and he and his good wife have lived together for 58 years and have seen a generation born, grow up and many pass into the "Great Beyond." Mr. Webster was of fine physique, being over six feet tall and when a young man was especially fond of hunting and fishing. His cheerful disposition and kindness made him great friends with the young people. Mr. Webster comes from a family of longevity; his mother died about ten years ago, and was 97 years old, and one sister, Mrs. Relief Chamberlain, who lives in Angelica, N. Y., is 88 years old, and a brother Norman Webster, who visited here about four years ago, is 81 years of age. Mr. Webster has been in fairly good health until this winter when he began to fail. All through his last declining days he has had the most devoted care from his life-long companion of 58 years, and from his daughter, Mrs. Bolender, who divided her time between a sick daughter at home and her father, trying to aid and comfort both with her frail strength. A grandson, Howard Bolender, who has been here since the death of his father something over two months ago, has also been a great help to them, staying nights with them and attending to the outdoor work. The son Lewis, who has a responsible position at the Depue zinc works, could not be with his father as much as he would like to have been during his last days here on earth, but his wife came down and took his place at the bedside of the aged father. But with all this care and attention they could not keep the Death Angel away and the messenger came about 5 o'clock on Tuesday morning. Besides his aged companion he leaves his daughter, Mrs. Delphia Bolender, his son Lewis Webster, a brother and sister in new York state, five grandchildren and one great grandchild, beside a host of friends.

The funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 at the Baptist church, Rev. John H. Bagwill officiating. A short prayer service was held from the house previous to going to the church.

Peter Weigenbach

August 20, 1874

In Bennington township, August 10, wife of Peter Waigenbach, aged 62 years.

Thomas Weimer

June 7, 1877

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died in this city, June 5, of consumption, Thomas Weimer, aged 62 years.

Jacob Weindeck

October 10, 1878

Died in Steuben township, October 1 at the poor farm, of cancer of the stomach Jacob Weindeck of Lacon, aged 63 years.

Joseph Weingartner

March 17, 1881

Near Broomfield, Davis Co., Iowa, March 4, of apoplexy of the lungs, Joseph Weingartner, 65, formerly of Sparland.

The death of the singular German, Joseph Weingartner, which took place near Bloomfield, Iowa, is referred to in a letter to the Chicago Evening Journal from Des Moines. It says: "Last fall there came to Davis county an old man, evidently German, accompanied by a little girl six years old. He took possession of an unoccupied house just outside the town of Bloomfield, where he lived quietly and soon gained the confidence and respect of those who knew him. He was quite reserved and reticent. Between him and the girl there was a strong attachment; they were always together. A few days since a neighbor, while passing the premises, observed the little girl watering the old man's horses and crying bitterly. He inquired as to her trouble, when she said her father was dead. he went to the house, and found the old man lying in bed dead. The little girl said: "Father woke up in the night and siad he was going to die. He tried to say more, but I couldn't here him." Investigation by the coroner disclosed apoplexy of the lungs as the cause of his death. There was a small amount of money on his person, and some papers. From the latter it is supposed his name is Joseph Weingartner, and that he was once a resident of Sparland, Marshall county, Ill. He frequently spoke of living in Kansas, and of going back to Illinois. He was buried by the county, and the little girl left with Daniel Coy, who is inclined to adopt her."

Mrs. Catharina Weis


May 20, 1869

Died in this city, May 26, of ulceration of lunge, Catharina, wife of Valentine Weis, aged 54 years.

Frances Joseph Weis

August 31, 1876

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died in Whitefield township, August 29, Frances Joseph, aged 10 years, son of Edmond and Johana Weis

Johanna Weis nee Linse

Taken From the Henry New Republican

April 15, 1915

Mrs. Edmund Weis

Johanna Linse was born in Germany, Jan. 13, 1836. When a young woman she came to America and to Henry with her parents and was here united in marriage with Edmund Weis in 1865. Five sons and two daughters were born to them, those now living being Michael, Alex, Ida, Conrad, Edmond, and Emma. By a life of industry, charity and good wil she drew and held a large circle of close friends during her long and busy life. She was a member and closely attached to the communion of St. Mary's church, a member of the Rosary society and brought her children up in the faith and religious observance which actuated her own life. The funeral services from St. mary's church, conducted by her pastor, Rev. Fr. Gensler, were held this (Thursday) morning at 9:30. Interment in St. Mary's cemetery in charge of A. B. Smith.

Mrs. Johanna (Linse) Weis

Henry News Republican, Henry IL, April 15, 1915

Mrs. Edmund Weis

Johanna Linse was born in Germany, Jan. 13, 1836. When a young woman she came to America and to Henry with her parents, and was here united in marriage with Edmund Weiss in 1865. Five sons and two daughters were born to them, those now living being Michael, Alex, Ida, Conrad, Edmond and Emma. She was a member and closely attached to the communion of St. Mary's church, a member of the Rosary society. The funeral services from St. Mary's church, conducted by her pastor, Rev. Fr. Gensler, were held this (Thursday) morning at 9:30. Interment in St. Mary's cemetery in charge of A. B. Smith.

Mrs. Mary Anna Weis

September 12, 1878

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died in Whitefield township, Aug. 26, at the residence of her son, Edmond Weis, of heart disease, Mrs. Mary Ann Weis, aged 72 years.

Mrs. Mary Anna Weis was buried from the German Catholic church in this city, Aug. 28th. For some years she had been living with her son Edmund in Whitefield, where she died. She was quite an aged woman, having filled life's fitful mission, reaching the ripe old age of three score years and ten. She was born in Bavaria, Germany, and married there, but had been a resident of Marshall county 26 years, and a widow 20 years. Her children, Edmund Weis and Mrs. Alex. Doelzer, reside here and two sons in Nebraska. Her death was a surprise to her and her friends. She was a hale, hearty, robust woman. A hour before her death she drank a cup of coffee, and apparently was as well as ever she was. Without warning as it were, she dropped down in a chair, leaned her head over upon the pillow of a bed beside her, and was gone. She was a devout member of the Catholic church, and lived a consistent, christian life. The interment was in the Whitefield Catholic grave yard.

Valentine Weis

Henry Republican, Henry IL, May 17, 1883

Died in this city, May 15, the result of an accident, Valentine Weis, 77, a resident of this county since 1843.

Another Pioneer Gone
One by one the old settlers of the Prairie State are passing away and the place that once knew them will know them no more. Of these the venerable Valentine Weis was on Tuesday evening numbered with the departed. A couple of weeks since while crossing the street in front of the brick block owned by him he was thrown violently onto a flagstone crossing by coming in contact with a Newfoundland dog, dislocating a shoulder and injuring him so severely that death was eventually the result.

Valentine Weis was born at Roellfeld, judicial district of Klingenberg, kingdom of Bavaria, in the year 1806. When a young man, 27 years of age, he embarked for America, landing in Baltimore, Nov. 3, 1833, after a stormy passage of 72 days, sick all the way. He was a potter by trade, and sought the large cities in pursuit of his accustomed avocation, sojourning respectively a season in Philadelphia, Lancaster and finally at Cincinnati where he located for some time and sought the hand and married Catherine Klein. Here his eldest child, A. C. Weis, our grocer, was born.

While residing here he was struck with the western fever and came west in the spring of 1837 on a prospecting tour and becoming enamored with Henry township, he purchased a large tract of land in the "Dutch settlement," so called at that time, two miles south of this city, erected a cabin etc., returning to Cincinnati in the fall. Subsequent to this purchase his marriage was consummated, remaining in Cincinnati till 1843, when he moved to Henry with his family. He subsequently sold his farms and entered the lumber business in Henry, being a member of the firm of Weis & Bickerman. The brick building owned by him at his death was erected in 1855. After selling the lumber business he opened a grocery store in this brick building in 1857 which he continued until 1875, when he disposed of his interest to his son A. C. Weis, its present proprietor, and retired at the age of 71 from active business. His estate consists of the brick store and a number of valuable vacant lots in Henry and tract of lands in Nebraska, including some moneys.

Mr. Weis was a man of excellent business qualities, prudent, frugal and industrious. His mode of life was plain, his manner genial and frank, his decision quick and his action always attended with caution and deliberation. He was held in high esteem by all who knew him. The bright example of a well ordered life is reflected in his children, who are all prominent and respected members of society, useful and worthy citizens.

He was a lifelong member of the Roman Catholic Church, being one of the founders of St. Mary's Church in Henry, and from its sanctuary, where he has worshipped upwards of 40 years, this morning at 10 o'clock he was conveyed, where the funeral rite was solemnized and high mass celebrated for his peaceful repose. A large concourse of friends were present to pay their last respects, including all of his surviving children, five sons and two daughters, August C., Charles, Dr. Edward, George and Joseph, and Mrs. J. Renz and Emma. So may we be also ready and sheaf fully ripe, be gathered into the eternal garden of God.

Anton Weiss

May 30, 1878

At St. Louis, May 16 of consumption, Anton Weis, druggist, aged 26 years, son of Mr. Valentine Weiss of this city.

Mary Welch

July 13, 1876

Taken From the Henry Republican

In Steuben township, July 6, at the county farm, Mary Welch, aged 18 years.

Nathaniel Welch

May 7, 1874

Died in this city, April 27, of consumption, Nathaniel Welch, aged 65 years.

Bela Adolphus Welton
Henry Republican, Henry IL, May 31, 1883
Died at Nemaha, Neb., May 17, of inflammation of the stomach, Bela Adolphus Welton, 60, formerly a resident of this city.
We learn this morning of the death of Mr. B. A. Welton, a former resident of this city and vicinity, but latterly a resident of Nemaha, Nebraska. He was ill but a few days, though had two previous attacks this spring. He was a farmer of Whitefield for many years and still owns some property in this city. His first wife was Jane A. Merritt, daughter of Joseph Merritt of Bureau County, this state, a sister of Mrs. Philluda Whitworth of Iowa. Mrs. Electa Bishop of Bloomington and Mrs. Susan Peters of Caledonia. He was a member of the Episcopal Church, a worthy honorable citizen, a king friend, a devoted husband and father and highly respected by all who knew him. His second wife and one son of four children survive him.

Ellen A. Welton


September 28, 1871

At St. Joseph, Mich., Sept. 16, of liver complaint and dysentary, Ellen A., aged 2 years, 5 months and 16 days, only daughter of Eela and S. A. Welton, formerly of this city.

Frank Welton

November 29, 1877

Died in this city, November 27, of inflammatory rheumatism, Frank, aged about 9 years, son of B. A. Welton

Mrs. Jane Abigail Welton

September 19, 1878

Died in this city, September 16, of typhoid fever, Mrs. Jane Abigail, aged 47 years, wife of Mr. Bela A. Welton

Mrs. B. A. Welton

Mr. B. A. Welton buried his wife on Tuesday. Her death was occasioned by typhoid fever, of which she had a very violent attack. Mr. Welton and son were in Nebraska, when she was taken sick, and were telegraphed for, who arrived at the earliest possible moment. Mrs. Welton was born in Yates county, New York, in 1831, and was the daughter of the late Joseph Merritt of Bureau county in this state. She married Mr. Welton in 1854, by whom were four children born, but only one survives the mother. The funeral was held at St. John's Episcopal church, on Tuesday forenoon, the rector, Rev. Mr. Chamberlain officiating. A large number of mourning friends were present at the church to pay the last offices of respect to the deceased. She was an estimable wife, mother and neighbor, and warmly attached to a large circle of friends. She was a member of the Baptist church and a devout person. The bereft have the sympathy of the community in their sorrow. The following relatives of the family were present at the obsequies: Stephen Merritt and wife and Dr. Bishop and wife of Bloomington; L. C. Welton, wife and daughter of Henry county.

Mrs. Sarah A. Welty

May 11, 1876

Taken from the Henry Republican

At LaRose, April 27 of heart disease, Sarah A., aged 47, wife of Emmanuel Welty

Margaret Welz


September 17, 1868

Died in this city, Sept. 15, by lightning, Margaret, daughter of Peter Welz, age 12 years.

Anna Werner

August 29, 1878

Died in this city, Aug. 29, Anna, aged 1 year, 14 days, infant daughter of Frederick and Dora Werner.

Bessie Mae Werner

April 15, 1880

In this city, April 9 of typhoid fever, Bessie Mae, 6, daughter of Fred and Dora Werner.

Frederick T. Werner

February 27, 1873

In this city, Feb. 20, of cerebra spinal meningitis, Frederick T., aged 4 years, 6 months, son of Frederick and Dora Werner.

Frederick Werner's Infant


February 15, 1872

Died in this city, Feb. 4, of spasms, infant son of Frederick and Dora Werner, aged 2 months

Johnny Albert Werner

The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois

August 24, 1882

Died in this city, Aug. 24, from teething, Johnny Albert, 14 months, 8 days, son of Frederick and dora Werner. Funeral services tomorrow (Friday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from the family residence.

Mrs. M. Virginia (Lowe) Wescott

Taken From the Courier, Henry, IL

March 19, 1858

Died in Lacon on the morning of the 11th, inst., in the 28th year of her age, M. Virginia, wife of James Wescott, and daughter of W. W. Lowe of this city.

Harley R. Wesley

May 21, 1874

At Lacon, May 8, of continual drunkeness, Harley R. Wesley, blacksmith, aged 33 years.

Mrs. Roxanna P. West

Taken From the Marshall County Telegraph

December 16, 1865

Died in this city, December 9, of consumption, Roxanna, wife of Rev. Nathan West, age 65.

Taken From the Marshall County Telegraph

January 6, 1866

Died in this city, December 9th, Roxanna P., wife of Rev. N. West, in the 66th year of her age. Mrs. West was born in Vermont but removed to the state more than 30 years ago. Most of the time since residing in the counties of Marshall and Fulton where her husband was called to exercise the duties of his profession. Besides the usual hardships and deprivations incident to pioneer life in a new county, Mrs. W. added the peculiar trials of a Christian pastor's wife. She united with the Baptist church when but 13 years of age, and from that time through all the changes and perils of the way, in a pilgrimage of more than half a century, sustained the Character of a blameless, consistent and pious Christian life. Within the last two years she experienced sore afflictions of, in death under circumstances of peculiar trial of a son Roswell and a daughter, Mrs. Bernett. But these dreadful visitations only revealed to these aged Christian parents the true ground of Christian assurance to know who they had believed and that he was able to keep what they had committed to him against that day. Since last September she has been gradually sinking and unlike most cases of pulmonary consumption, she never suffered herself to be betrayed into any false hope of recovery. She knew that her hour had come and she was prepared to go. Her ardent desire and oft repeated prayer that she might see George, her only surviving son once more before she died was answered in his return from the service about 24 hours before she died, to hear her last words, to see her peaceful departure and to share the deep and crushing grief of this aged and now again deeply afflicted father.

Mrs. Generva (Hill) Wetmore

October 22, 1874

At Lawn Ridge, October 17, Mrs. Generva Wetmore, wife of Leroy H. Wetmore, and sister of H. S. Hill, printer of Peoria.

Leroy Wetmore

December 15, 1881 - La Prairie

It becomes our painful duty to chronicle the death of one of our most valued citizens, Deacon Leroy Wetmore, who died at his residence in Lawn Ridge on Sunday morning, the 11th inst., after an illness of about eight days. Stricken down in the midst of an active and useful life, the shock came so sudden, so unexpected that but few were prepared for the sad tidings. The funeral services will be held at the Congregational church on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.


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