Charles P. Brinley
Charles P. Brinley, husband of Pearl Brinley, nee Otten, father & father-in-law of Doris & Rex Milhouse, Nancy Ferguson, Charlene & Milton Sauer Jr., Cherly & Daniel Glogowski and Celeste & the late Garry Brinley, grandfather of 23, great grandfather of 35, uncle & cousin.
Born: October 10, 1915, Tyson, MO
Died: September 13, 1999, Waterloo, IL
Visitation: Quernheim Funeral Home, Waterloo, Illinois
Funeral: St. Paul United Church of Christ, Waterloo, Illinois
Interment: Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois
[Submitted by Sharon Newton Burnes; Taken from Memory Card]

Kay L. Garleb
Kay L. Garleb, nee Gerber, 52, of Waterloo, Ill., born June 20, 1942, in Maeystown, Ill., died Sunday, March 19, 1995, at Deaconess medical Center, St. Louis, Mo. Mrs. Garleb was a custodian for St. Paul United Church of Christ, Waterloo, Ill; and was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Waterloo, Ill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter (Pete) Garleb. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Holly and Gene Voelker of Waterloo, Ill., and Julie and Doug Rabbermann of Waterloo, Ill.; a stepdaughter and son-in-law, Connie and Jim Seboldt of Fults, Ill.; a stepson and daughter-in-law, Ray and Kathy Garleb of Carson City, Nev.; seven grandchildren, Matthew, Mitchell, Heather, Allison, Tara, Seth and Jennifer; her parents, Earl and Edlin, nee Bange, Gerber of Waterloo, Ill; aunts, uncles, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will he held at 11 a.m. Wednesdday, March 22, 1995, at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Waterloo, Ill., with Pastor F. Wehrenberg officiating. Burial will be in Kollmer Memorial Cemetery, Waterloo, Ill. Friends may call from 2 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 at Quernheim Funeral Home, Waterloo, Ill., and from 9 a.m. until the time of funeral Wednesday, March 22 at the church. [From the Belleville News Democrat; Submitted by Sharon Newton Burnes]

Anton Hankammer
(1899 - 1979)
Anton Hankammer was born June 17,1899 in Millstadt, Illinois. He died 11:10 a.m.,October 19,1979 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Belleville, Illinois. Services were held at Immaculate Conception Church, Columbia, Illinois at 10 a.m.October 22,1979. Burial was at St.James Cemetery Millstadt, Illinois. Mr. Hankammer was preceded in death by his parents;William and Mary (Mehl) Hankammer; his wife Barbara (Leingang) Hankammer February9,1955 and his son Anthony Hankammer September 14,1973. Surviving are daughters: Mrs.Donald (Theresa) Weber, Mrs.Norman (Bernice) Newton, Mrs.William (Marie) Kilian; sons Ray and Theodore Hankammer,36 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. [Submitted by Sharon Newton Burnes; from Memory Card]

Seth Iman
Seth Iman, age 78 years, was buried in Miles Cemetery Monday. For Many years the deceased lived in Moredock, but later removed to St. Louis where he died. He is survived by his widow, nee Desbrough, a son and daughter. [Waterloo Republican, Wednesday,February 10, 1909; Submitted by pcooper]

William Lacy
William Lacy, in his 40th year, d. 16 Mar. 1853 at his residence in Monroe Co., Ill. Survived by widow, three children. (Central Christian Advocate, 1 Apr 1853, p. 51 submitted by K.T.)

Allie Newton
(April 18,1891 - Sept 8,1962)
Mrs. Newton Rites Scheduled Wednesday
Services for Mrs. Allie Newton 71, of 832 Metter Ave., Columbia, will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Columbia. Burial will be in the Howard Cemetery at Hurst, Ill. Mrs. Newton died in St. Clement's Hospital in Red Bud, Ill., at 10:03 p.m. Saturday. She had been ill for more than a year and hospitalized several times during her illness. Born in Crofton, Ky., she was a resident of Columbia for 32 years. Her husband Milo is a retired Missouri Pacific Railroad employee. She is survived by her husband; two sons Glenn of Cahokia and Clyde of Columbia; four brothers Walt Terry of Crofton, Ky., and Frank, Lonnie and Olen Beck, all of Dupo; one sister Mrs. Emma Fischer of Columbia; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Schmidt Funeral Home, Columbia has charge. [East St.Louis Journal; Submitted by Sharon Newton Burnes]

Clyde Eugene Newton
(1917 - 1988)
Clyde Eugene Newton was born October 12,1917 in DeSoto, Jackson County, Illinois. Mr.Newton resided most of his life in Columbia, Illinois. He served in the US Army during WWII and for many years was a bus driver for Gulf Transport. He was employed at Puckett Moptors in Columbia and also operated the Fina Service Station on Main Street. Mr.Newton died October 17,1988 at Monroe County Nursing Home, Waterloo, Illinois. Services were held at Lawlor Funeral Home, Columbia. Interment was at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Illinois. Mr. Newton was preceded in death by his parents, Milo and Allie,nee Childres, Newton; a sister Milly Newton in 1912; his brother William Glenn Newton in June of 1988. Surviving is his wife, Mabel June, nee Sellinger, Newton; his son Kevin Newton; his daughter, Mrs. Donald (Terry Ann) Schockley; grandchildren Donna Louise and Donnie Schockley; nieces and nephews. [Submitted by Sharon Newton Burnes]

Mabel June Newton
Mabel June Newton, born June 23, 1925, Thebes, Illinois, died November 30, 1995, at Belleville, Illinois. Mrs. Newton was preceded in death by her husband Clyde Newton in 1988. Surviving are her
daughter, Terry Ann ( Donald) Shockley and her son, Kevin Eugene Newton; two grandchildren, Donna Louise and Donald Shockley, Jr.; one great-granddaughter; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services 11 a.m. Monday, December 4, 1995 at Lawlor-Muelleer Chapel, Columbia, Ill. Interment at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Illinois. [Submitted by Sharon Newton Burnes; Taken from Memory Card]

Milo Newton
(1885 - 1971)
Milo Newton was born July 25, 1885 in DeSoto,Jackson County,ILlinois. He married Allie Childres August 15,1908. As a young man Milo worked in the coal mines of Southern Illinois. He later was employeed with Missouri Pacific Railroad and continued his employment with the railroad until his retirement. Mr.Newton was a member of the First Baptist Church and had resided in Columbia for 41 years. Milo Newton died in the Monroe County Nursing Home, Waterloo, Illinois on September 25,1971. Rev. Martin Sifford officiated at the services held at the Schmidt Funeral Home in Columbia. Burial was at the Howard Cemetery,Jackson County,IL. Mr. Newton was preceded in death by his wife Allie in 1962, a daughter Milly in 1912, and his mother Kathryn Howard Murray in 1957. Surviving are his two sons Glenn (Elenora) Newton of Cahokia and Clyde (Mabel) Newton of Columbia; 7 grandchildren Dale Newton, Dean Newton, Mrs.John (Shirley) Todd, Mrs.Richard (Sharon) Burnes, Mrs.James (Gwenda) Capper,Terry Ann and Kevin Newton and 18 great-grandchildren. [Submitted by Sharon Newton Burnes]

Fred W. Oestreich, William Oestreich, Annie Oestreich
Deathbed Prediction Comes True at Valmeyer - Sister and Father Follow Youth to Grave with Typhoid, as He Told Them They Would
Waterloo, Ill., Sept 17 - Fred W. Oestreich of Valmeyer is the 3rd member of that family to die of typhoid fever in the last 3 weeks, fulfilling a weird prophecy of William Oestreich, a son who was the first to die.  On his deathbed he said: "Father, I must die of typhoid fever and so will Sister Annie and you all" The sister sickened and died a few days later.  She was followed by her father Friday and now two more children are afflicted with the dread disease.  There are several other families in the American Bottoms afflicted with typhoid and an epidemic is feared.  It is thought the disease is caused by impure water.  In the recent flood many cisterns were flooded and afterwards were not clean. [The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.), 18 Sept. 1905]

Cora Otten
(1911 - 1991)
Cora Otten, nee Klein, 79, of Waterloo, formerly of Columbia, died Thursday, April 25,1991 at Monroe County Nursing Home, Waterloo. Preceding in death were her husband, Harold Otten; parents, William John and Eva, nee Dewalt, Klein; four brothers and four sisters. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Wesson Divers of St.Louis, Mo., Irene K. and Jery Baltz of Millstadt; a brother, John Klein of Cahokia; a sister, Cathryn Tongay of St.Louis,Mo., five grandchildren, Dara Divers, Brad (Benny) Divers, Marty (Jennell) Divers, Thea and Colin Baltz; also nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no visitation. Dashner Funeral Home, Columbia, handled the arrangements. [Submitted by Sharon Newton Burnes]

Harold Frederick Otten
(1912 - 1988)
Submitted by Sharon Newton Burnes
Harold Frederick Otten was born March 9,1912 in St.Clair County. Mr.Otten formerly of Columbia, Illinois died at Monroe County Nursing Home, Waterloo, Illinois on August 11,1988. Preceding him in death were his parents George and Emma,nee Peterson,Otten; one brother Edgar Otten in 1922, two sisters, Alma Otten in 1922 and Elenora Otten Newton in 1976. Mr.Otten is survived by his wife Cora, nee Klein, Otten; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Wesson Divers of St.Louis, Mo., Irene K. and Jerry Baltz of Millstadt; a brother Harvey Otten of St.Libory,IL; four sisters, Mrs.William (Ottilda) Kossina, Mrs.Herman (Adelia) Mees, Mrs.Charles (Pearl) Brinley and Mabel Otten; five grandchildren, Dara, Brad and Marty Divers and Thea and Colin Baltz; also nieces,nephews and cousins. There was no visitation. Arrangements were handled by Dashner Funeral Home, Columbia.

Gertrude Pabst
Gertrude M. Pabst, nee Jobusch, 86, of Waterloo, died Thursday, January 9, 1992 at Canterbury Manor Nursing Center in Waterloo. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo, and Waterloo Chapter Order of Eastern Star No. 732. Preceding in death were her husband, Raymond J. Pabst, who died September 21, 1964; parents, Edward and Louise, nee Siegel, Jobusch; a sister, Jeanette Richert. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Martin Oliver of Waterloo; two grandchildren, Dana (Thomas) Rotz of Belleville, Gary Oliver of Festus, Mo.; a sister, Adele Rockwell of Belleville; a nephew, Richard (Jean) Rockwell of Belleville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Quenheim Funeral Home in Waterloo with Pastor F. Wehrenberg officiating. Burial will be in Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo. Friends may call from 3 until 9 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home. [The Belleville News Democrat; c. January 1992; Submitted by Sandy Petri]

Walter L. Reuter
Walter L. Reuter, 86, of Hecker, Ill., born Nov. 12, 1929, in Plum Hill Twp., Ill., died June 9, 2016 in Waterloo, Ill.  Walter was a member of First Baptist Church in Columbia, Ill., and the Hecker Sprotsman's Club.  He was a retired auto worker, a U.S. Navy veteran and an avid sportsman.  He loved the outdoors, music and gardening.  He played the accordion, guitar, and harmonica.  He was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.  He also loved to travel and spend time with his family.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, nee McCune, Reuter; his parents, Walter Herman and Tillie Marie, nee Klingenberg, Reuter; two half brothers, and two half-sisters.  Surviving are his children, Dennis (Sherry) Reuter, Kathy (Ronald) Wilson, and Paul Reuter; grandchildren, Bethany (Jason) Wallace, Joshua (Chrissy) Wilson, Caleb Wilson, and Mackenzie Reuter; great-grandchildren, Taylor Wilson, Chase Wilson, Grace Wallace, Griffin Wallace, and Keaton Wallace sister, Ida Belle Kroener; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces; nephews; and cousins.  Visitation will be from  5 to 8 p.m., Sunday, June 12, 2016, and from 9 to 10 a.m., Monday, June 13, 2016 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, Ill.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 13, 2016, at the funeral home with Pastor Ivan Horn officiating.  Interment will be at Concord Cemetery in Rice, Ill. [Belleville News-Democrat (IL), June 11, 2016; Submitted by: Kathyrn  Todd]

August Schaub
Aged Citizen Passed Away
August Schaub was born in Rusheim Baden, Germany, August 4th, 1833. Came to this country in 1854, making his home in Sandusky, Ohio. From there he went to St. Louis and then to Waterloo, IL in 1856. He was married to Susannah Schroeder April 26, 1856 at Waterloo, where they resided until 1876, when coming to Pinckneyville to reside. Last May he had a slight stroke of paralysis. With his wife, he moved to Murphysboro last summer, where he was manager of the Southern Illinois Milling(?) Cooperage Co. Mr. Schaub came up from Murphysboro a week ago and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Amelia Wilt Thursday morning at 7 o'clock. He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, two daughters, Mesdames, Amelia Wilt and Hannah Kanzler, two sons, Henry of our city, and Gustava of Rochester, N.Y. Five sons have passed to their heavenly home years ago. Fourteen grandchildren also mourn the loss of grandfather. Funeral services will be held at the Lutheran Evangelical church Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Bender. Interment at Mueller's cemetery. [The Pinckneyville Advocate, Pinckneyville IL 19 June 1908; Submitted by: Suzanne Schroeder Enlow]

Caroline Hettinger Schaub
Beloved Lady Dies In New York At The Age Of 81
Mrs. Caroline Schaub was born on May 10, 1843 in Mauer, Germany, and died at the home of her son, G.A. Schaub, 400 Barrington St., Rochester, New York, on Tuesday, August 12, 1924, age 81 years, 3 months and 2 days. Her husband, August Schaub, preceded her in death 16 years ago. The following children survive: Gus A. Schaub of Rochester, New York; Henry Schaub, Mrs. Fred Wild and Mrs. John Kanzler, of Pinkneyville, Illinois. "Grandma" Schaub was a consciencious Christian, ever bearing testimony to that fact in her daily walk of life. She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Church for over fifty years. Some of the happiest moments were spent in doing good for others. She was loved by all who knew her. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. Fritz at the St. Paul's Evangelical church Friday morning, August 15, 1924. Interment in Mueller Hill Cemetery. Those from out of town who attended the funeral of Mrs. Caroline Schaub last Friday were. Mr. and Mrs. Gus Schaub, of Rochester, New York; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Alexander and sons, of Hurst, Mr and Mrs. John Wild of Marion; Mr. and Mrs. J. Beardon, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wild and children of Carbondale; Mr. and Mrs. H. Piltz and children of Murphysboro, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Zoller, of Vergennes.
Card of Thanks
Our sincere thanks are extended to those who served as pallbearers, to those who offered their cars, to the choir of the Evangelical church, to those who gave floral offerings, and to those who in any other way gave their assistance during our late bereavement. [The Pinckneyville Advocate, 22 Aug 1924; Submitted by Suzanne Schroeder Enlow]

Anselm Schieling
Waterloo, Ill., June 10 - Anselm Schieling, aged 78 years, died today. She was one of the pioneer settlers of this place. [The St. Louis Republic.(St. Louis, Mo.), June 11, 1901, Page 14]

Clyde R. Schaefer
Clyde R. Schaefer, 64, of Waterloo, Ill., born April 20, 1935, in Waterloo, Ill., died Oct. 8, 1999, at his home near Waterloo, Ill. Mr. Schaefer retired from Union Electric and was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Waterloo, Ill.; and Masonic Lodge Af & AM 787, Waterloo, Ill. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emil A. and Adelia, nee Anderson, Schaefer. Surviving are his wife, Gerry, nee Kossina, Schaefer; his daughter, Lorraine ( Mark) Beritschaft of Valmeyer, Ill.; a son, Charles ( Becky) Schaefer of Maeystown, Ill.; a sister, Ruth Ann (Vernon) Meister of Benton, Ill.; a brother, Harvey (Marilyn) Schaefer of Waterloo, Ill.; his father-in-law, William Kossina of Waterloo, Ill; aunts; nieces and nephews; and cousins. Visitation: Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at Quernheim Funeral Home, Waterloo, Ill. A Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.Wednesday,, Oct. 13, 1999, at St.Paul United Church of Christ, Waterloo, Ill.., with Pastor Jeff Groenne officiating. [Taken from Belleville News Democrat, Submitted by Sharon Newton Burnes]

Thomas Shields
Thomas Shields, in his 44th year, d. 24 May, in Monroe Co., Ill. Member M.E. Church 19 years. (Central Christian Advocate, 17 June 1853, p. 95, submitted by K.T.)

Nettie Smith
Dies From A Spider Bite
Most people would as soon be bitten by a rattlesnake as a great, nasty looking spider. It fairly makes the flesh creep when they think of having the ugly looking animals crawl over them. And there is ground for their fear of the poisonous things. A dispatch from Quincy, dated September 23d, states that Nettie SMITH, and 18 year old girl residing at Columbia, Illinois, died Sunday in great agony from the effects of a spider bite. Her limbs swelled, and blood poisoning and lock jaw set in and hastened her death. [Batavia Herald, 26 Sept. 1895, submitted by K.T.]

Dr. Henry E. Stahlheber
Dr. Henry E. Stahlheber, St Louis dentist, formerly of Hecker, died Sunday. His funeral will take place at 10a.m. Thursday from the Math Hermann and Son's Chapel in St Louis with burial in the Hecker Cemetery. Dr. Stahlheber is survived by two brothers and a sister, Herbert A. and John E. Stahlheber and Mrs. Zella Thissell. He was active in fraternal and civic organizations, Moose services are to be held tonight.  [Waterloo Republican, Waterloo, Ill. Wednesday, January 28. 1959 pg 6]

Erwin Steffen
(1905 - 1990)
Erwin Steffen, 85, of Columbia, born may 14, 1905 in New Hanover, died Saturday, December 15,1990,in Columbia. He was retired from Columbia Quarry; member of Zoar United Church of Christ, New Hanover. Preceding him in death were his parents, Dietrich and Catherine, nee Taake,Steffen; a brother, Herman W. Steffen; two sisters, Lydia Schewe and Hilda Harrea. Surviving are his wife, Anna C.,nee Peterson,Steffen; a niece, Betty G. Bassy of Columbia; a brother-in-law, Louis Peterson of Millstadt; a sister-in-law, Rosa W. Scharf of Belleville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.Tuesday at Zoar United Church of Christ, New Hanover, with Rev.Donald Grewnwald officiating. Burial will be in Zoar United Church of Christ Cemetery, New Hanover. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday at the Dasner Funeral Home, Columbia. [Submitted by Sharon Newton Burnes; From Belleville News Democrat]

Herman Wipperman
Herman Wipperman, aged 38 years, died at his home in this city last Monday night of dropsy. He had been a resident of this city for the past five years and was employed by the firm of Wipperman & Bogard. He was born in Maeystown, Ill., September 3, 1872. He leaves in this city, to mourn his loss, two brothers, Richard and Ernest Wipperman. Interment took place Thursday at Maeystown Illinois. He was a member of the Evangelical church.  [The Cape County Herald. (Cape Girardeau, Mo.), 07 April 1911]

Zeis Family
Whole Family Accidentally Poisoned
Mascoutah, Ills., March 4 - Loreng Zeis, a Monroe county farmer, died several weeks ago.  A week later his daughter died.  A week after her death, a son died, and last week, another child died.  Mrs. Zeis was taken sick in the same way a few days ago, and is very low.  The cause of the deaths was supposed to have been pneumonia, but it turns out that the whole family were the victims of accidental poisoning.  Last fall, Mrs. Zeis cooked apple butter in a copper vat.  The result was the formation of a poison which, when eaten, caused death. [Rock Island daily Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 04 March 1893]

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