The subject of this discourse, was born in Green Briar Co., Va, Feb 22nd, 1815, and died in this village Sept. 12th, 1876 in the 62nd year of his age. He spent the years of his childhood youth, & early manhood, with his parents in Va, where he received all of the rudiments of a common school education which theschools of the neighborhood could afford. He was brought up by his parents with habits of industry, temperance, and frugality. His parents were Correct, and Upright people. His Mother was distinguished for ability both physical and mental. For many years she was a devoted christian woman and a memer of the Presbeterian Church, and consequently her children were carefully instructed in religion. Thus in early life was laid deep and droad the good foundation upon which the Character of our departed brother was constructed. In 1835 he removed with his parents to this county (McHenry,) where he has resided ever since. In 1836 just as he had arrived at his majority, before there was any public religious worship in his neighborhood he became the subject of religious awakening the result of the Holy Spirit's work in connection with the life work of his (now Sainted) Mother. His Conversion was not very distinctly marked at first. He saw himself as a Christian as trees walking................(illegible after)
In March 1840, he was united in Matrimony with MissMargaret P. St. Clair. The newly married couple established their home near this village, long before there was any village here. Here on the farm & in this village they have lived ever since. As a man he possessed more than ordinary physical & mental endowments. He inherited a sound mind from his mother, above the average mind of men. He was always a good speaker, especially on religious subjects. The fire on the family alter was never allowed to go out. He made God's word the main of his council. For 21 years he has acted as station agent at this station. For a number of years he was Supervisor of this town. (Nunda). In 1837 he was appointed Class Leader, in the church, & for 39 years has held that office. For 25 years he has been Superintendent of Sabbath Schools. He lived Honored & Respected by ALL, and his death has caused all to mourn near and far, who knew Josiah Walkup.
The whole of the discourse delivered by Rev. E.M. Boring, at the funeral has been sent to the county papers for publication. [Nunda Advertiser, November 26, 1876, Vol. 1 No. 23 - Transcribed by Anne Kunzen]
Bridget Powers Welch
Died, at her home in this city Saturday, Feb. 4, 1905, Mrs. Michael Welch (Bridget Powers), aged 70 yrs.
Mrs. Welch was born and lived in Ireland until 1861 when she came to America and settled in McHenry, where she has since lived with the exception of a few years spent in Iowa. On December 7, 1862, she was married to Michael Welch, at St. Patrick's Church, McHenry.
Mrs. Welch was the mother of seven children: Mrs. Ed. Long, Mrs. Peter Doherty, Mrs. Peter Gilles, Mrs. W. C. Whiting of this city, Lawrence and Mrs. James Callahan of Chicago and Katie who died Oct. 15, 1893 in McHenry. She was a very kind and loving mother, a gentle and dutiful wife, and will be sadly missed by her husband and children and a large circle of dear friends. But the most beautiful trait in her character was her sincere piety and life-long and steadfast devotion to the Catholic faith which was at all times her guide and comfort. The funeral was held Monday at St. Patrick's Church, Father O'Neill officiating, and was attended by a large number of mourning relatives and friend. [McHenry Plaindealer, February 9, 1905 -Contributed by Nancy Long Salazar ]
J. M. White
d.March 4th, 1893
-Died, Saturday, March 4th, about midnight at David City, Neb., James Madison White, aged 79 years, 11 months and 16 days. Funeral at the house, Rev. Klein, of Garrison, officiating. Mr. White once owned and lived on the farm in Coral where Granger Newton now resides and was the first supervisor of that township. He was a good citizen and an honest, true and noble man. [Marengo Republican News - Friday, March 24, 1893]
Marian K. Winn
SPRING GROVE, Ill. - Mrs. Marian K. Winn, 53, of 11115 Wilmot Rd., the fourth generation of a family to own and operate the Wilmot Stage Stop Restaurant, died on Tuesday in Burlington Memorial Hospital.
She was born on May 6, 1927, in Richmond, Ill., the daughter of George B. and Kessie Hackett Meyers. She married Rolland K. "Rod" Winn on Oct. 25, 1945, in Richmond, Ill.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Walter G. of O'Neill, Neb., and Charles M. of Wilmot; two daughters, Nancy (Mrs. Ronald) Hackett of Wilmot and Ronda (Mrs. Gary) Gauger of Richmond, Ill.; four grandchildren and one sister, Avis (Mrs. John) Schjosser of Richmond. She was predeceased by her parents.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Haase Funeral Chapel, Twin Lakes, with the Rev. Edger Frederick officiating. Burial will be in Wilmot Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Thursday in the chapel. [Source: "Beloit Daily News" (Wednesday, 4 June 1980) contributed by Ron Flink and transcribed by Marla Zwakman]