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Bertha S. Thurow
Mrs. Bertha S. Thurow, 71 years old, wife of Ferdinand Thurow, died at her home in Crystal Lake at 2:30 o’clock Saturday morning. She was born in Germany May 31, 1858, and had made her home in McHenry county for the past 48 years. She had resided in Crystal Lake since 1916. Mrs. Thurow is a member of the St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Minnie Schultz of Crystal Lake, and two sons, Paul Thurow of Gilberts, and Ferdinand Thurow, Jr. of Crystal Lake; a sister, Mrs. Carl Winkelman of Union, and two brothers, Fred Stieg of Garden Prairie, and Gust Stieg of Crystal Lake, also 23 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. A son Charles and daughter Martha, and two in infancy preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the late home, and 2 o’clock from the St. Paul’s Evangelical church. Rev. Herman Eiserer officiating. Burial was at Crystal Lake. She had the privilege of celebrating her 50th wedding anniversary. A grandson, the Rev. Henry Stoldorf, also survives besides a number of other relatives and a host of friends. Rev. Stoldorf also officiated at the funeral services. Bearers were: Paul Schultz, Willie Schultz, Floyd Thurow, Ralph Thurow, Harold Thurow and Herbert Thurow. Note: Rev. Henry Stoldorf is misspelled. It should be Staldorf. He served as minister in Indiana.
[Crystal Lake Herald, July 7, 1932 - Contributed by J. Niles ]

Carl Henry Frederick Thurow
Carl Henry Frederick Thurow was born May 4, 1886 in Coral Township, McHenry County. In infancy he was baptized in Zion Lutheran Church, Marengo, Ill., and later confirmed in the same church on April 8, 1900. On October 20, 1909 Mr. Thurow was married to Anna Kamholz, who survives him besides nine children, Ralph, Harold, Herbert, Carl, Clarence, George, Bertha, Donald and Lawrence; also his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Ferdinand Thurow, Sr. Of this city, two brothers, Paul of Gilberts, and Ferdinand of Crystal Lake; also a sister Mrs. Minnie Schultz, of this city. The deceased passed away at his home on east Crystal Lake Avenue Tuesday morning, May 10, at 1:15a.m. At the age of 46 years and 6 days. Prior to moving to town Mr. Thurow with his family spent five years on a farm near Crystal Lake. Until October 1930 the deceased was employed with the Bowman Dairy Co. At which time he was offered a position with the company in Chicago, but wished to take a short leave of absence in which to regain his health. In December Mr. Thurow was taken seriously ill, and in spite of all efforts, steadily failed in health. Funeral services were held from the home this afternoon at 1:30 o’-clock and at 2 o’clock from the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rev. F.G. Kuehnert officiating. Interment was in the Union Cemetery. The Children’s Chorus of Immanuel Lutheran school rendered the music. Pall bearers were William Rover, Arthur Rose, Henry Oerkfitz, Fred Glawe, John Siegmeier, and Frank Buhrow. The deceased was a member of the local Immanuel Lutheran Church. Mr. Thurow was a very devoted father, his chief interest being his home and family. He will be greatly missed in the home-circle and by his many friends. Note: Henry Oerkfitz was a co-worker at the Bowman Dairy Company. There is a known relationship between Glawes and Thurows. Frank Buhrow was married to Anna Schroeder.
[Crystal Lake Herald, 5-12-1932 - Contributed by J. Niles]


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