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George Delbert Isenhart, age 81, of Savanna, Illinois, died Friday, November 1, 2008, at Big Meadows Nursing Facility, Savanna. Cremation Rites will be accorded. Private family burial will take place in Grand Detour Cemetery, Grand Detour, Illinois at a later date.
George was born on August 20, 1927 in Sterling, Illinois, he was one of twenty-two children born to George D. and Mildred (Shook) Isenhart Sr. He was employed at Lawrence Brothers in Sterling, Illinois as a Janitor for forty-three years. George enjoyed sitting outside, playing his harmonica and waiving at cars as they drove by. He also loved taking long walks, fishing, swimming, and watching old westerns. But most of all he cherished spending time with his friends.
George will be dearly missed by one sister, Carol (Dave) Hoge of Mount Carroll, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by twenty brothers and sisters.
Contributed by Lori Gilbert


MILDRED MARIE (Grant) POWELL
Polo: - Mrs. Mildred Marie Powell, 48, rural Polo, died at 4 a.m. today (Monday) in University Hospital, Madison, Wis., following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m Wednesday, in Brown-Seidel Funeral Home with the Rev. A. J. Tetzlaff of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Mrs. Powell was born April 18, 1922, in Bureau Co., the daughter of Michael and Nettie Bell Grant. She married Clifford G. Powell, Jr., July 5, 1947.
Survivors are her husband; one son, Harry, Sterling; one daughter, Mrs. William (Margaret) Saltow, Polo; five brothers, Harold, Lanark; Orville, Dixon; Joseph, Utah; Mark, Sterling; Everett, Polo; one sister, Mrs. Scranton (Geneva) Bennett, Rock Falls; three grandchildren. She was preceded by her parents, one son Randy; one brother, Earl.
[The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois Marach 15, 1971 - Contributed by Melva L. Taylor]


MRS. CLYDE SPANGLER
Oregon: - Mrs. Clyde Spangler, 52, RR 2, Oregon, died in Dixon Public Hospital, Friday morning after a short illness. Services will be held Tuesday at the Ferrell Funeral home, Oregon, at 1:30 p.m. Visitation will be held Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Mrs. Spangler is survived by her husband; one son Lynn, at home; her mother, Mrs. Celia Florida, Rock Falls; two sisters, Mrs. Maxine Eisley and Mrs. Gerald Kram, both of Rock Falls. She was preceded by her father in 1954. [The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois Marach 15, 1971 - Contributed by Melva L. Taylor]


MARIE (Grant) POWELL
Lanark: - Mrs. Clifford (Marie) Powell, of rural Polo, died Monday morning in University Hospital at Madison Wis. She is the sister of Harold Grant of Lanark.
Born April 18, 1922 in Bureau County, she was the daughter of Michael and Nettie (Bell) Grant. She was married to Clifford George Powell Jr. on July 5, 1947, in Oregon.
Surviving are her husband; a son, Harry, Sterling; a daughter, Mrs. William (Margaret) Soltow, Polo; three grandchildren; five brothers, Harold, Lanark; Orville, Dixon; Joseph, Utah; Mark, Sterling and Everett, Polo and one sister, Mrs. Stanton Bennett, Rock Falls.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a son and a brother. Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Brown-Seidel Funeral Home at Polo with the Rev. A. J. Tetzlaff of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Polo officiating. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery
[The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois March 17, 1971 - Wednesday, pg 2 - Contributed by Melva L. Taylor]


HATTIE H. BASSETT
Polo: - Mrs. Hattie H. Bassett, 81, died Monday in Minneapolis, Minn., according to messsages received here. The body is to arrive here Thursday morning and will be taken to the Melvin Funeral home, where funeral rites will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. with Dr. K. E. Irvin, pastor of St. Mark's Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery.
Mrs. Bassett was born in Polo, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Holly. She was married to Edwin Bassett in Polo, and he passed away a number of years ago. Surviving her are one son, Walter Bassett, Minneapolis.
[The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois May 7, 1957 - Tuesday, pg 2 - Contributed by Melva L. Taylor]


MARTIN J. NAYLON
Martin J. Naylon, 81, Former Postmast In Polo, Passes Away
Polo: - Martin J. Naylon, 61-year-old Polo resident, died Thursday afternoon in the Dixon Public Hospital. Naylon was Polo postmaster for 15 years, being appointed in 1934 and holding the post until 1949. He was a charter member of the Dixon Council, Knights of Columbus. Naylon was born Feb. 7, 1876, in Polo, the son of Martin and Mary Callahan Naylon. He was united in marriage to Teresa Meloy, June 21, 1909 in Ely, Nev. He lived most of his life in the Polo community.
He is survived by his wife, Teresa, at home; three sons, Martin J. Naylon Jr., Chicago; Carl V. Naylon, Sandwich; and Richard Naylon, Polo; four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Hackett, Madison, Wis.; Mrs. Gussie Gates, Chicago; Mrs. Nellie Bittinger, Polo; and Mrs. Lillian Bacon, Aurora; one brother, Thomas Naylon, also of Polo; nine grandchildren; in addition to a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, John, who died in military service, July 14, 1944. Friends may call at the McNabb Funeral Home, Polo, where the Rosary will be recited Friday at 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church, with Rev. James Burke officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
[The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illiinois May 31, 1957 - Friday, pg 6 - submitted by Melva L. Taylor ]




WALTER F. CRONISTER
Polo: - Walter F. Cronister, 74, 303 S. Division St., died shorterly after noon on Thursday at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Sarber, where he has made his home for the past four years.
The body was removed to the Brown-Seidel Funeral Home where friends may call. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. at the funeral home, the Rev. Lloyd Davis, pastor of Brookville Evangelical United Brethren Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Fairmount Cemetery.
Mr. Cronister was born Aug. 5, 1886, the son of William and Nora Rucher Cronister. He was married to Mary Mades, who preceded him in death on Nov. 27, 1927. He later married Gertrude Butler, she died Feb. 8, 1956. He was farmer in the Polo area for many years.
Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Sarber, with whom he made his home; Mrs. Sam Campbell, Polo; Mrs. Arthur Trego, Rock Falls; Mrs. Linus Zumdahl, Mt. Morris; four sons, Edward, Brookville; William, Thomson; Clayton, Dixon; Robert, Alden, Minn.; 11 grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one brother, Hermie Cronister, Polo.
Besides his parents and wives he was preceded in death by one daughter and one brother.
[The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois July 1, 1960 - Friday, pg 2 - submitted by Melva L. Taylor]


Mrs. Eliza Perley
At Polo, Ogle county, March 20, of congestion of the lungs, Eliza, aged 72, wife of Nathaniel Perley and mother of Hon. P. S. Perley of this city.

A son can only speak tenderly and lovingly of his mother, and the initals below stand for the homely name she gave her first son. One grief she never knew, to give a child up to death. Her children all survive to mourn her, though only half of them too were at her funeral. She was a good wife and mother, a Methodist of 40 years probation, not a nominal, but a real one and she loved their prayer meeting to her latest day. What is more, she was an honest, truthful, conscientious woman, striving to carry out in her everyday life teachings of him, who spake as never man spake and inside or outside any church that makes a Christian. In her later and happier and more thoughtful years, the brimstone somehow burned out of her belief and sinners, as some of her children, so dear to her are, we know. She looked to meet us at the glowing portal, when we shall step into the world of light. She looks to greet us with a kiss immortal, amid the angels shall glad our sight. P.S. P.
[March 26, 1874, The Henry Republican, Henry, IL - Submitted by Nancy Piper]


Nathaniel Perley
At Polo, Ogle county, August 12, Nathaniel Perley, aged 76 years, father of Postmaster P. S. Perley of this city.
Nathaniel Perley, the father of Postmaster P. S. Perley, died at Polo, Ogle county, on Monday morning, after a not very long illness. The excessive heat of the summer, and his advanced age contributed to aggregate the disorder that ended his life on earth. He was originally from Maine. The past few years he has resided at Polo with a daughter, Mrs. Carlos Herrick, who formerly was a resident of this place (Henry). Early in the summer he came to visit his son in Henry, where he remained until within a couple of weeks of his death. Father Perley was one of God's noblemen; while in the world he was devoted to the used and excellencies of life, did his part, in his own humble way, for the good of those about him, and at a ripe old age, was "gathered unto his fathers." Mr. and Mrs. Perley and his daughter Anna, were at the burial on Tuesday at Polo.
[August 15, 1878 The Henry Republican, Henry, IL - Submitted by Nancy Piper]


NELLIE (Cryger) POWELL
Mrs. Martin Piowell Dies On Wednesday
Mt. Morris: - After a lingering illness, Mrs. Martin L. (Nellie) Powell, 77, 1 N. Clark St., Mt. Morris, died early Wednesday morning in Warmolts Clinic, Oregon. She was born oct. 9, 1882, in Grand Rapids, Mich., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Cryger. She was married to Martin L. Powell in Chicago on Nov. 5, 1910. The couple resided in Chicago for 25 years and in Polo for 13 years before moving to Mt. Morris in 1951.
Survivors are her husband and a sister, Mrs. Bertha K. Wilson, Chicago. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Finch Funeral Home with the Rev. Wilbur J. Hopkins of Mt. Morris Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Morris. Friends may call in the funeral home Friday evening to 9 p.m.
[The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois August 12, 1960 - Friday, pg 6 - submitted by Melva L. Taylor]


MARY LOUISE WOODEN
Polo: - Mary Louise Wooden, 18, Rt. 3, Polo, died of injuries in a two-car crash Sunday, at 1 a.m. on the Prairieville Rd. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, in St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Polo, with the Rev. J. J. Tetzlaff officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Miss Wooden was born April 16, 1952, in Sterling, the daughter of Floyd and Helen Johnson Wooden. She was a 1970 graduate from Polo High School. Survivors include the parents, one brother, Allan, Dixon; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Louise Wooden, Princeton, maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Johnson, Manlius; her fiance, Michael Holbrook, Rock Falls, to whom she was to be married Dec. 1. Friends may call at the Brown-Seidel Funeral home, Polo, Monday, 7 to 9 p.m. Memorials may be directed to St. Mark's Church.
[November 16, 1970 - Monday pg 2 - submitted by Melva L. Taylor]


Amke Gross de Wall
It is our sad duty to report to all our friends and acquaintances, both near and far, that it has pleased the dear God to take to himself in his heavenly Kingdom our dear mother and grandmother, Amke de Wall (Gross). She died on October 18, 1886. Her death was quiet and peaceful after a short illness.
Her earthly remains were buried on October 21, 1886 with many in attendance. Her burial was in the Prairie Dell Presbyterian Church Cemetery. She leaves behind four grown children, 3 sons and a daughter and grandchildren who mourn her passing. She reached the age of 80 years, 7 months and 14 days.
All who mourn with us are asked to remember us before the throne of God's grace.
The children and grandchildren of our blessed mother and grandmother:
On behalf of all the family,
Hinderk Martens
Forreston, Illinois

Newspaper: Ostfriesische Nachrichten, Submitted By Amy Robbins-Tjaden

EARL GLENN, 86, 202 N. Cherry, Polo, died Monday in Freeport Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Fairmount Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Coggins officiating. The Benson-Brown-Seidel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Earl Glenn was born on April 13, 1897 in Rock Creek Township, the son of David and Barbara Tripp Glenn. On Dec. 18, 1920 he married Myrtle Shook in Dixon. He retired from the Reynolds Wire Mill, Dixon. He was a member of the Polo American Legion and the Polo VFW.
Surviving are one son, Earl Jr., Polo, and one sister, Mrs. Fannie Lamorux, Milledgeville. Preceding him in death were two sisters and three brothers.
[The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, IL, August 22, 1983 - Monday, pg 6 - Submitted by Melva Taylor]


LULA W (Stees) TRUMP - (Polo): Lula W. Trump, 91, 410 West Locust St., Polo, died Tuesday morning at Dixon Public Hospital after a long illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Brown-Seidel Funeral Home. The Rev. Paul Olson, pastor of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in
Fairmount Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
Lula Trump was born April 9, 1884 near Freeport, the daughter of David and Hattie Thomas Stees. She married Oliver Trump in Polo Feb 28, 1904. He died March 18, 1956.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Hazle Boddiger of Polo and Mrs. William (June) Hendrix of Mesa, Ariz.; five grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandson.
She was preceded by her parents, her husband, four brothers and four sisters.

[Sterling Gazette November 19, 1975 - Wednesday, pg 6- Submitted by Melva Taylor]


VERNA (Brigham) WOLF - 76, 411 N. Congress St., Polo, died Sunday at KSB Hospital, Dixon. Private services will be held on Tuesday in the Benson-Brown-Seidel Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Fairmount Cemetery. There will be no visitation. A memorial has been established for the Polo Continental Manor Nursing home.
Verna Wolf was born on Feb. 5, 1907 in Brookville, the daughter of Chester and Gertrude Barrington Brigham. On Oct 21, 1926, she married Charles Wolf in Polo.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Hildred Conner, Freeport and Mrs. Wilma Yahanke, Polo. Preceding her in death was her husband.
[The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois August 8, 1983 - Monday, pg A4 - Submitted by Melva Taylor]


AMBROSE LONG
Polo: - Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Melvin Funeral Home in Polo, for Ambrose Long, 74, who was killed in an auto accident Tuesday shortly before noon. The Dr. K. E. Irvin, pastor of the St. Mark's Lutheran Church will officiate and burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the time of services.

Mr. Long was born Jan. 19, 1883, in Lincoln Township, the son of John and Kathryn Hicks Long. He was married to Floa Hawkins of Polo, Nov. 30, 1911. He had served on the Ogle County Board of Supervisor for the past twenty years and before that time he taught in the rural schools in the Polo area.

Survivors are his widow, two brothers, Eber and Kenneth Long, both of Haldane; and one sister, Mrs. Marguerite Krall, Cerro Gordo. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
[The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, IL - March 20, 1957 - Wednesday, pg 2 - Submitted by Melva Taylor]




EDNA WALTON
Polo: Mrs. Edna Walton, 81, of Pillas Nursing Home in Shannon, died Sunday night at Freeport Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Brown-Seidel Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Olson of the Emanuel United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Rock Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m.
She was born June 2 1894 in Rock Grove Ill., the daughter of William and Sarah Fisher and married Lloyd Walton, Dec. 21, 1914. He preceded her in death Sept. 30, 1951. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Donald (Irma ) Seidel of Polo, two sons, Carlyle of Freeport and Early of Pecatonica; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, one brother and two great grandchildren.
[The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, IL, December 1, 1975 - Monday, pg 6 - Contributed by Melva L. Taylor ]


GUY WATERBURY
Guy Waterbury - 71, 110 W. Mason St., Polo, passed away Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at his home following a lingering illness. The body was removed to the McNabb Funeral Home where friends may call. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Emmanuel EUB Church of Polo, the Rev. Ira Wilson, pastor officiating. Burial will be in the Fairmount Cemetery.
Mr. Waterbury was born April 11, 1885 in Polo, the son of Millard and Anna Bope Waterbury. He was married to Stella Eckles on May 12, 1908 in Polo. He was employed by the Polo Mutual Telephone Company for twenty years. Survivors are the widow, one son Virgil at home; one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Geary, Lanark; four granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Stull, Oregon; Mrs. Leone Graeff, Shabbona; one brother, Maynard Waterbury, Sioux Falls S.D.; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.
[The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Ilinois, April 1, 1957 - Monday, pg 2 - Contributed by Melva L. Taylor ]


CHARLES G. WINTERLAND
Charles G. Winterland - 55, of rural Oregon, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999 in his home. He worked at Swift & Company for 19 years and for the last 15 years was a fork lift operator at Borden Chemical.
Mr. Winterland was born March 27, 1944, in Paynes Point to Harold and Anna (Van Briesen) Winterland. He married Bonnie Welsh on March 22, 1969 in DeKalb. He was a member of the Chana United Methodist Church and Pheasants Forever.
He was preceded in death by his father and one brother.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Jeff (Jenni) Winterland of Dixon, Chad Winterland of DeKalb and Nathan Winterland at home; his mother of Rockford; three sisters, Connie (Glenn) Bennett of Oregon, Janice (Leslie) Gruben of Mesa, Ariz, and Sara (Terry) Lewis of Rockford; one sister-in-law, Dixie Winterland of Mesa, Ariz; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Oregon with the Rev. Alan Meyer of the Chana United Methodist Church and the Rev. Tim Mitchell of the Franklin Grove United Methodist Church, co-officiating. Burial will be in the Lighthouse Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
[The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, September 4, 1999 - Saturday, pg A6 - Contributed by Melva L. Taylor ]


Benjamin. F. Newell
B.F. Newell is Dead
Former Ellsworth Resident Died yesterday in Polo, Illinois
A message received here this morning brings the news of the death yesterday in the home of his brother in Polo, Ill of Benjamin F. Newell, until a couple of weeks ago a resident of Ellsworth and for many years a janitor at the Ellsworth Public school here. The message does not state the cause of death, but the presumption is that it resulted from natural cause. The funeral will be held at Polo, Saturday.
[Ellsworth News; Sep 23 1915 - Submitted by Gary Boomgarden]


Grant B. Burman - Polo: Funeral services for Grant B. Burman, 65, who died at his home yesterday, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Melvin Funeral Home. The Rev. Norman Barbour, rector of Loves Park Episcopal Church, will officiate. Cremation in Greenwood Cemetery, Rockford, will follow. A memorial fund to be used for a civic project is being established at the Polo National Bank.
Mr. Burman was born in Axtell, Neb., the son of Gust and Sophia Bragg Burman. He was married in Nebraska to Alta Landis, who passed away in Polo in 1938. On Sept. 6, 1946, he was married to Marie Garrett in Chicago. He came to Polo in 1924 and has been engaged in the hatchery business here ever since. For 18 years he was a member of the Polo City Council. He was also a past president of the Rotary Club, past president of the Civic League and a member of the Mystic Tie Masonic Lodge, Tyrian Chapter No. 61 A.F. and A.M., Tebela Temple and Freeport Consistery. Mr. Burman was owner-operator of the Burman Hatchery and Feeds store. Surviving him are his wife, two sons, Warren of Glendale, Calif., and Richard of Polo; two brothers and three sisters.
[January 7, 1953 - Wednesday, pg 2, The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, Submitted by Melva Taylor]


David Miller
Near Polo, Ogle Co., Ills., March 22d, 1873, Eld. David Miller, aged 50 yrs. and 4 days. He moved to Illinois in 1867 from Washington Co., Md. He was born in the Clearspring District, where he leaves many relatives and friends; he was noted for his kindness and hospitality to friend or foe, of the latter we believe he had as few as any on record.
["Waynesboro Village Record", Waynesboro, Franklin Co., Pa., April 17, 1873 - Submitted by David Myers]


MARGARET (Huffman) AMWAY - Polo: Graveside services will be held for Mrs. Margaret Amway, 56, of Minneapolis Minn., Monday at 10 a.m. at the Chamber Grove Cemetery, northwest of Polo. The Rev. Robert Holmes of the Polo United Methodist Church will officiate. Mrs. Amway is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ive Huffman and she is survived by her mother of Bethany, Okla.; son Charles Amway of Minneapolis; two brothers, Robert Huffman of St Louis and William Huffman, and three grandchildren.
[The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, September 13, 1969 - Saturday, pg 2 - Submitted by Melva Taylor]


ELIZABETH "Betty" M. (Maxey) KRUEGER - 77, of Bethany Towers in Fargo, N.C., died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999, at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, N.D. She worked at Douglas Aircraft in Chicago and later worked at the Bell Telephone in Chicago. After moving to Fargo N.D. in 1951, she continued to work for the Bell Telephone Compoany, retiring in 1984.
Mrs. Krueger was born March 31, 1922 in Polo, to Walter and Frances (Butts) Maxey. She married George J. Krueger on March 29, 1947 in Polo. He preceded her in death in 1990. She was educated in Polo schools.
Survivors include two brothers, William W. (Caroline) Maxey Jr., of Lake Forest and Donald H. (Marlene) Maxey of Freeport; one nephew and one niece.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at St. John Lutheran Church in Fargo, N.D. Interment will be at 1:30 p.m. Satuarday, Sept. 11 in Fairmount Cemetery in Polo. Arrangements were completed by the Wright Funeral home in Moorhead, Minn.
[The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois - September 4, 1999 - Saturday, pg A6 - Submitted by Melva Taylor]


MARY LETTIE (Palmer) RUMMONDS - Mrs. Mary Lettie Rummonds passed away Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Jones of Route Two, Polo. She had been ailing for the past six weeks.
Mary Lettie Palmer was born May 4, 1867, in Pine Creek township, a daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Palmer. She was married Feb. 2, 1888, to Timonthy Rummonds, who died in 1936. She is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Jones of Polo, Mrs. J. C. Johnson of Mason City, Ia., Miss Ethel Rummonds and Mrs. F. W. Jerome of DesMoines, Ia., Mrs. Daniel Harris of Mount Morris, and Miss Lulu Rummonds of Chicago; also 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Besides her husband she was preceded in death by one sister. Mrs. Rummonds was a life-long resident of the Polo area, and for many years resided on East Dixon Street, until taken ill. She was a member of the Polo Christian church.
The body was removed to the Melvin funeral home, where friends may call until Sunday at 1:30 p.m., when it will be taken to the Polo Christian Church for funeral services at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. A. E Shearer, pastor of the church, will officiate. Interment will be in Pine Creek Christian Church Cemetery.
[The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois; October 31, 1952 - Friday, pg 2 - Submitted by Melva Taylor]

DONALD S. SARBER - Milledgeville. Donald S. Sarber, 51, rural Milledgeville, was found dead in an auto in Rockford Saturday morning of an apparent heart attack. Funeral services are being held today at the Woodin Funeral Home in Milledgeville. Burial will be in Brookville Cemetery.
Donald Sarber was born March 22, 1922, the son of Stanley and Jessie Bender Sarber. He is survived by his widow of Mt. Carroll, seven children of Mt. Carroll and Michigan, his mother of Polo, one brother, James of Polo, and one sister, Margaret Nighswonger, Freeport.
[The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois - Submitted by Melva Taylor]

ELDON W. SHELLHAUSE- 70, of 16236 state Route 64 West, Polo, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1999 at his home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Benso-Brown-Seidel Funeral home, Polo, with the Rev. Walter Hunter officiating. Burial will be at Brick Church Cemetery, Polo. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to KSB Hospice, Dixon.Mr. Shellhause was born May 29, 1929 in Brookville, the son of Roy and Florece (Courtright) Shellhause. He married Evelyn Ohlwine in 1954, in Mount Morris. She survivies. He served in the Army during the Korean War and received the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal with two bronze stars, the United Nations Service Medal and the Presidentail Unit Citation. He was employed by Kable Printing, Mount Morris.Survivors include a daughter, Crystal Lynn (Lonnie) Smith of Springfield; a son, Wayne Shellhause of Polo; a brother, Leland Shellhause of Forreston; and a grandchild. [The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois; September 9, 1999 - Thursday pg A2 - Submitted by Melva Taylor]

STEVE STANICH, 71, of South Elgin, formerly of Polo, died Saturday at St. Joseph's Hospital in South Elgin. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Benson-Brown-Seidel Funeral Home in Polo, with the Rev. Fred Lunich, pastor of St. George's Serbian Orthodix Church of Joliet, officiating. Burial will be inFairmount Cemetery. Visitation is from 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. A memorial has been established.He was born on March 27, 1917 in Dearborn, Mich., and married Gwendolyn Popp in 1957 in Monroe, Wisc. He was a retired tavern owner, and a member of the Air Foce, serving in W.W. I. He was a member of VFW Post 8455 in Polo, and the Polo American Legion Post 83.He is survived by his wife; one son, Todd of Chicago; two daughters, Mrs. Blake (Darlene) Lynch of Joliet, Tina Stanich of Brookfield; and brother, Edward Ratkovich of McLean, Va. He was preceded in death by one son and one sister. [The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois September 26, 1988 - Monday pg A6 - Submitted by Melva Taylor]

ETHEL (Myers) SHAVER - Funeral services for Mrs. Ralph Shaver were held this afternoon at Melvin Funeral Home and St. Mark's Lutheran Church with Dr. K. E. Irvin officiating. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery. She was born Ethel Myers, daughter of Charles and Fannie Salzman Myers, Sept. 17, 1889, in Polo. She was married to Ralph Shaver. He manages Hough Hardware Store here. Surviving are her husband and one daughter, Margaret Shaver, who teaches at Rock Falls high school. [The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois; December 26, 1952 - Friday, pg 2 - Submitted by Melva Taylor]


HARRY DODSON - 58, of Aurora, former Polo resident, died Tuesday morning in an Aurora hospital. He had suffered from a heart ailment for about a year. He taught painting at Mooseheart, near Aurora, where he was employed for 27 years. He was born in Polo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dodson, and married the former Agnes McCoy of Amboy on Nov. 28, 1926. They moved to Aurora a short time later.
Services will be held Friday morning in the Corkland Funeral Home in Aurora. Burial will be in an Aurora cemetery. Survivors include his widow; a son, Richard; a daughter, Mary Ann; three grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Charlotte Salzman, Polo, and Mrs. Gertrude Etnyre, Freeport.
[The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, November 19, 1952 - Wednesday, pg 2 - Submitted by Melva L. Taylor]


RAY C. SMITH - Funeral services for Ray C. Smith, 64, Route Two, Oregon, fatally injured in an auto accident Tuesday morning northeast of Dixon were to be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Preston Funeral Home in Dixon. The Rev. George J. Curran of Dixon will officiate and burial will be in Grand Detour.
No inquest date has been set. However, a jury has been selected, Lee county coroner Robert Preston said.
Survivors include his mother, Mrs. M. M. Smith, Chicago; a foster son, S/Sgt. Raymond R. Smith, serving in the air force in Tripoli; and a sister, Mrs. E. A. Webber, Chicago. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie, in 1945.
[The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois; December 26, 1952 - Friday, pg 2 - Submitted by Melva L. Taylor]


EVELYN MCBRIDE
ROCHELLE - Evelyn E. McBride, 87, of Rochelle, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, at Rochelle Community Hospital.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday at Unger-Horner Funeral Home, Rochelle, with the Rev. Dr. Dan Mooney officiating. Burial will be at Lawnridge Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Mrs. McBride was born on Feb. 28, 1912, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Morris and Caroline Raymond. She retired from Caron Spinning in 1962 and also worked as a crossing guard for School District No. 231. Survivors include five sons, Howard T. "Moose" McBride of Hillcrest, Frederick L. (Diane) McBride of Rochelle, Donald R. McBride of Rochelle, Thomas A. McBride of Rochelle, and James E. (Gaye) McBride of Ashton; a brother, George Raymond of Farmington, Mich.; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Mary McBride and Phyllis E. Cooper; a son, Robert; a sister, Phyllis Goodman; and two brothers, Morris and Chester Raymond.
[Sterling Daily Gazette Sunday, Nov 7, 1999, A5:1 - Submitted by Barbara Nugent]

HAROLD SIPE
KINGS - Harold R. Sipe, 83, of Kings, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, at his home.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m., Monday at Unger-Horner Funeral Home, Rochelle, with the Rev. Larry Klaaren officiating. Burial will be at White Rock Cemetery, Kings. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Mr. Sipe was born on Sept. 18, 1916 in White Rock Township, the son of Earl M. and Carrie (Hoereth) Sipe. He married Dorothy A. Johnson on July 27, 1941 in Oregon. She preceded him in death on May 7, 1975. He was a World War II veteran. He ran Sipe's Corner from 1952 to 1975 when he retired. He went back to school and sold real estate. He enjoyed music and golf.
Survivors include a son, Robert (Kathy) Sipe of Oregon; a daughter, Carol Sipe of Olympia, Wash.; a sister-in-law Gwen Sipe of Kings; a granddaughter; and special friend, Pauline Holemeyer of Byron. He was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Sipe.
[Sterling Daily Gazette Sunday, Nov 7, 1999, A5:3 - Submitted by Barbara Nugent]


SHIRLEY JENKINS
OREGON - Shirley K. Jenkins, 64, of Oregon, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at her home.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Paynes Point, with the Rev. William Dahlberg, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Willwood Burial Park, Rockford. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. Seventh St., Oregon.
Mrs. Jenkins was born on Aug. 12, 1935, in Monfort, Wis., the daughter of Fred and Wilma (Glassburner) Grass. She married David Jenkins in Rockford on Sept. 4, 1954. He survives. She was formerly employed at Kable News, Mount Morris. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Paynes Point. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening and going to garage sales.
Survivors include three sons, Dan (Bernice) of Oregon, Jeff of Oregon and Richard (Terri) of Rockford; a daughter, Julie (Mark) Kaskavage of Oregon; a brother, Charles Grass of Bloomington, Wis.; three sisters, Edna Lee of Machesney Park, Betty Gilbertson of Loves Park and Mamie Tracy of Mesa, Ariz.; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Audrey Pierre.
[Sterling Daily Gazette Sunday, Nov 7, 1999, A5:3 - Submitted by Barbara Nugent]


MICHAEL W. CORCORAN - 50, of Mount Morris, formerly of Oregon, died Friday, Sept. 3, 1999 in his home. He had been employed at Donaldson Company in Dixon for the past two years. Prior to that he was employed at Wood Brothers and Atwood Manufacturing.
Mr. Corcoran was born March 22, 1949 in Oregon to Kenneth and Clara Arlene (Chambers) Corcoran. He married Ruth Krohn on April 22, 1993 in Mount Morris. He was a graduate of Oregon High School and attended Sauk Valley Community College.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. Survivors include his wife of Mount Morris; one son, Cameron, at home; one stepson, Jamie (Dana) Grant of Mount Morris; two brothers, Jeffrey (Laurie) of Oregon and Christopher of Rockford; two sisters, Deborah (Guy) Harriett of Mount Morris and Julie (John) Stafford of Oregon; one stepgrandson; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Oregon with the Rev. Tracy Singleton and the Rev. Jonathan Pennington, pastors of the Evangelical Free Church of Mount Morris, co-officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Oregon. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. A memorial has been established for his son.
[The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, September 4, 1999 - Saturday, pg A6 - Submitted by Melva L. Taylor]

MAUDE R. (Reese) CASSELL - 83, of Route 1, Polo, passed away Sunday at 5:30 a.m. at the Warmolts Hospital, Oregon, after being admitted Saturday. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Brown-Seidel Funeral Home, the Rev. Robert Holmes of the Polo United Methodist Church officiating, with burial in Fairmount Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday between 7 and 8:30 p.m.
Maude Cassell was born near Polo on June 21, 1885, the daughter of Clinton and Catherine Killian Reese. She was a talented pianist and studied in Europe. She was the official pianist for OES of New York City and had a life membership in the New York Chapter OES.
She is survived by two aunts and two uncles, Mrs. Odessa Flinn of Sterling and Everett Reese of Dixon, aunt and uncle, not of this area.
The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois January 13, 1969 - Monday, pg 2 - From Melva L. Taylor


Horace Humphrey
Wednesday evening, Dec. 11th, death closed the career of another of Polo's old citizens. Horace Humphrey died about 10 o'clock, after an illness which has been gradually increasing for several months. The funeral was held at the family residence, at 2 o'clock, Saturday, afternoon, by Rev. J. G. Cowden. Mr. Humphrey, a native of Lewis county, N. Y., was born April, 1822, and was therefore in his seventy-fourth year. In his native state he was united in marriage with Miss Johanna Stiles. In 1857, with their four children, they removed to Milledgeville, where he engaged in farming and continued to reside until their removal to Polo, about twenty-three years ago. To Mr. and Mrs. Humphrey were born four children: Mrs. G. F. VanVechten, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Mrs. Dr. Hagey, of Nebraska: Mrs. H. C. Page, of Fergus Falls, Minn., and Charles Humphrey, of Venton, Iowa, all of whom, except Mrs. Page, were with their father before his death, of were at the funeral on Saturday afternoon. Mr. Humphrey was a tender-hearted and generous man, a most loving father and husband. With Mr. and Mrs. Humphrey three or four children, beside those born to them, found a home and loving care until they were able to go out into the world and fight life's battles for themselves. In her loss Mrs. H. will have the sympathy of the many friends the family have won since their residence in Polo -
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Seth Barden
Mr. Seth Barden, aged seventy-five years, ten months and fourteen days, died at his home in Oregon, Ogle County, Sunday forenoon, March 19, 1899, of stomach trouble. Mr. Barden was born in Ontario, Canada, and came to the United States in 1862, and for the past fifteen years he had been a resident of Oregon. He leaves a wife to whom he was married fifty-four years ago; one daughter and three sons, the youngest being E. M. Barden of this city. The funeral service was held in Oregon, Tuesday, Rev. F. L. Baldwin officiating.
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Harriet L. Booth was born in Wyoming county, New York, October 12, 1822, and died May 13, 1900. The eldest of a family of five, four girls and one boy, she was the first to answer the summons to a brighter home. She was educated at the academy in beautiful Wyoming, there fitting herself for a successful teacher, which calling she followed both before and after her marriage to John W. Stewart, of Jefferson, Schoharie county, New York, which took place October 11, 1844. After the marriage service, they left immediately for their prairie home one mile north of Eagle Point, Ogle county, Ill., which was her home until last Sabbath morning, when the freed spirit rose to greet that of the father and mother, the lamented husband, who was so suddenly snatched from her side, January 19, 1881; the noble boy, Hiram Arthur, who in early manhood was called away while fitting himself for a teacher at the State Norman at Normal, Ill., and others very dear to her, who awaited her coming. She leaves three daughters, Mary M., the "Staff and stay" of her declining years; Emma L., wife of Henry Stapley, of Belmond, Iowa, and Julia A., wife of Harry Reynolds, of Eagle Point, Ill. Two sisters, Mrs. Mary Waterbury and Mrs. S. V. Rector, and her only brother, William Booth, all of Ogle county, Ill., were near to listen to the dying words of the loved sister. The remaining sister, Mrs. Julia Frazier, lives at Gravity, Iowa. In early youth the subject of this sketch became a member of the Baptist church in her native place, but in her removal to Eagle Point she joined the M. E. church and has ever been an active consistent member. For many years she was teacher of the infant class in Sunday school, until declining health forbade. Touching and beautiful indeed were her parting words to the children who called upon her during her last earthly days, and with a clasp of the hand, administering each to be good, she said: "Oh, there is nothing so sweet as the children; I have loved them so and I love them still." The last afternoon of her life she assured the loved ones who bent above her that the blessed comforter was with her all the time. In fours of severe trial she would say: "He giveth his beloved sleep, it will be so sweet to rest." The funeral services were held on Monday at 2 o'clock at the Eagle Point church, Dr. J. H. More, of Polo, conducting the services, with the words of Jesus, "She Hath Done What She Could," ad his text.
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Pearl Brand
Last Thursday morning, April 26th 1900, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Brand, of Polo, occurred the death of their daughter, Miss Pearl Brand, who was at the time of her death a few months past twelve years of age. Pearl was taken sick about five weeks ago and was a great sufferer. The cause of her death was brain fever. Pearl was a very bright and lovable child and her death is a sad blow to her parents, brother and sisters. The decease was a half sister of Mrs. E. S. Cheeseman of this place. The funeral services were conducted at the Lutheran church in Polo, Sunday, at half past two by the Lutheran minister from Mt. Morris, The funeral was a very large one and the floral offerings were beautiful.
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Pauline Brooke
Mrs. Pauline Brooke the oldest child of Rev. and Mrs. Sullivan Henley died at Lecompton, Kansas April 9, 1902 at the age of 70 years and 4 months. She was married to William Brooke Nov. 19, 1853 and to this union were born, twelve children. Mr. and Mrs. Brooke's old home was on their farm near Coleta, Where Colonel Bushman now lives. There are eight children living to mourn her departure besides a brother Horace Healey of this place and two sisters Mrs. Ellen Waterbery of Polo and Mrs. Jane fender of Kansas. The funeral services were held at the Brick church near Eagle Point Saturday Apil 12, and the remains were laid to rest in the Brick church cemetery beside her husband, who died in 1880.
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Cornelia Becker
Cornelia Becker was born in Delaware county New York, in 1837 and died December 25, 1907, of paralysis. She received a stroke of paralysis three or four years ago and had gradually become more helpless. The deceased was married March 25, 1858 to Hoton Bellows who preceded her in death. Since her marriage she had resided in this vicinity. She is survived by four sons, Charles, Emory H., Adelbert and Jotham. Short services were held at the home of Adelbert Bellows Friday after which the funeral service was held at the Brick church at eleven o'clock. Rev. J. G. Breden of Coleta officiated. Interment was in the Brick church yard.
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William Booth
William Booth was born in Wyoming county, New York, March 30, 1833, and died at his home in Eagle Point township, Ogle County, March 7, 1905, aged 71 years, 11 months and 7 days. He came from New York to Blissfield, Michigan in 1852. While a resident of that place he was married to Maria Atkinson July 25, 1855. The following January they moved to Illinois and settled in Eagle Point township where they have resided ever since. To this union were born four children, namely: Willie L., who did at the age of five years; Mrs. Hattie Albright, who lives in Beatrice, Nebraska; Fred A., of Oregon, Ill.; and Frank A., at home. Mr. Booth suffered from a stroke of Paralysis, Saturday, from the effects of which he died on Tuesday morning. He was a kindly husband and father and will be missed in the home circle. One by one the pioneers of Ogle county are passing away. The funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock from the Eagle Point church. Dr. J. H. More, of Polo, will officiate.
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Bessie (Hoey) Barden
Mrs. Bessie (Hoey) Barden was born September 17, 1863 at Redbank, New Jersey, and died at Crawford, Nebraska, Wednesday, January 4, 1905, aged 41 years, 3 months and seventeen days. The deceased had been a resident of Shabbona, Illinois, for the past two years. She had not enjoyed good health for a number of years, but for the past few months the condition of her health became of a more serious nature and a short time before Christmas in company with her husband and son she went to Crawford, Nebraska, thinking that perhaps the change would be beneficial but a severe attack of pneumonia in her weakened condition brought about fatal results which terminated in death at the time stated above. Mrs. Barden was a lady who had a large circle of friends having made her home at Oregon, Polo, Milledgeville and Hazelhurst. She had many admirable qualities and was a devoted mother to her only son, Willis, who was her first thought. She also leaves to mourn, an only sister, Mrs. O. E. Miller, of Polo. The remains were brought to Oregon, Illinois, where the last sad rites were held Saturday, January 7, at 2 o'clock at the home of James Barden. The interment was made in the Oregon cemetery. The officiating minister was Rev. Fred Stone, pastor of the M. E. church, Mr. and Mrs. O. Miller and son, Paul, and Mrs. Charles Brubaker all of Polo and Mrs. D. W. McPherson and Mrs. John Zendt of Hazelhurst were in attendance at the funeral.
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Frances E. Rogers
Died on the 6th of April 1885 at 2:15 p.m. at the home of her sister, Mrs. Mason Crary, north of Mitchell, Dakota, Mrs. Frances E. Rogers, formerly of Polo, Ill., of consumption and paralysis. Aged 65 years.
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James Copenhaver
James Copenhaver an old resident of Buffalo Grove, died on Wednesday evening, Sept. 1, of diabetes. He was born Dec. 20, 1807, and came to Ogle county at an early day. He was a man extensively known and highly respected. The funeral was largely attended on Saturday at the Brick church east of Eagle Point. Mrs. Mahlon Purcell of this place is a daughter of the deceased gentleman.
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Azra B. Chase
Died at his residence in Polo, on Friday, Feb. 12, Azra B. Chase, aged 72 years, after a short but severe illness.
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Joel Battie Buswell
Joel Battie Buswell was born in Barton, Vt., Feb. 4, 1834, and died at his home in Polo, Ill., Sept. 8, 1905. He was the youngest of four brothers, Ashel, James, Clark and Joel. Clark alone survives him. In 1851 when but 17 years of age he left the old home and went to Wisconsin, where for six years he labored in logging camps and taught schools in the frontier settlements. In 1857 he moved to Eagle Point, Ogle County, Ill., and worked as a farm hand in the summer time and taught in district schools each winter until the civil war began when he was among the first to enlist when the call for three years men was made. He was mustered into Company H. 15 Ill. Inf. May 18, 1861 and discharged May 24, 1864. He was on constant duty with his regiment during the full term of service and participated in the battles of Fort Donaldson, Pittsburg Landing, Matamora Hill on the Hatchie, the storming of Fort Beauregard, Champion Hill, the siege of Vicksburg and in many minor fights and skirmishes with the enemy. The "mess" of which he was a member was known as "The Sons of Jupiter," we recall some if not all of them: There were Jud Barnes, J. B. Buswell, Romayne Whiteside, R. D. Woolsey and C. F. Barber. The first time the power of physical endurance of the 15th regiment was put to the test was upon a forced march from Mexico, in Audrain county, Mo. to Hannibal. Upon that march many fell out of the line by reason of sun stroke and exhaustion and then it was that true comradeship began, for the strong took the knapsacks and muskets of the weaker ones and thus aided them to reach camp. Among those who rendered such aid freely and who seemed never to get tired was Joel B. Buswell. There were no ambulances with the expedition and many would have died but for the double duty assumed by the stronger comrades. While teaching school at Eagle Point previous to the was Mr. Buswell took and active part in organizing the "Philomethian society." It was a debating club and there was no subject of local or national importance that that club would not tackle. The Kansas invasion, John Brown's insurrection, the threat of secession, human slavery, Mormonism, intemperance, all were discussed pro and con and Mr. Buswell's views given in a way that undoubtedly did much to shape public opinion in that vicinity. He taught school in Canada Settlement and in the Eagle Point, Kridler, and Cottonwood districts and also the Eagle Point high school. He was married to Miss Laura V. Shoemaker, April 6, 1865, and the first few years of their married life were spent upon rented farms. He them bought eighty acres of what was then known as the Wm. Ayers farm. Then followed years of steady toil and economy and from time to time adjoining lands were purchased and now the farm contains about 400 acres all under a high state of cultivation. That the general public had confidence in the business ability and trustworthiness of Mr. Buswell in proven by the fact that he was several times elected supervisor of Elkhorn Grove township and for twenty-five successive years he held the office of township school treasurer. True to his Quaker ancestry he was an uncompromising opponent of human slavery and of the liquor traffic. In business matters he demanded all that was his due and he paid to others all that was due them. He believed that our country schools would be made better by consolidating some of the districts and at the same time reduce the cost of maintenance nearly one-half. Reasoning along the same line he thought with Dr. J. G. Holland that religion should be conducted upon strict business principles, that as the object of all the church are the same, one church in a small town is enough and that the cause of Christianity would be promoted if all were united. Comrade Buswell moved from the farm to Polo in 1900. He leaves a widow and five children to mourn his departure, Dr. Clark A. Buswell of Chicago, Mrs. Emily Thorp of Elkhorn Grove, Mrs. Elizabeth Antrim of Freeport, James C. Buswell of Elkhorn Grove and Miss Ina Buswell of Polo. Funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. D. K. Carpenter officiating. The music was furnished by Miss Corrine Bingaman. The remains were laid to rest in Fairmount cemetery. The pall bearers were: G. P. Rogers, T. G. Smith, George Poole, Isaac Kimble, Henry Judson and R. B. Nichols.
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JEFFREY WALTER GROEN - 15 month old son of Walter and Joyce Wuebben Groen, died this morning at 7 a.m. at his home following a brief illness. He was born Oct. 2, 1961 in Polo. Surviving are his parents, two sisters, Kathy and Julee and a brother, Mark at home; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George, Shannon, and his maternal survivors are Mrs. Bertha Folk, Polo; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wuebben, Polo, and Mr. and Mrs. R. K. Wuebbeen of Rock Falls. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Emmanuel EUB Church with burial in Fairmount Cemetery. Friends may call after noon on Sunday at the McNabb Funeral Home. Rev. Lem Huff of the Emmanuel EUB Church will officiate. [The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, January 18, 1963 - Friday, pg 6 - Submitted by Melva Taylor]

Virgil H. Bogue
Died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. D. Fraser of Milledgeville, Sunday evening, December 20, 1903, Virgil Hatch Bogue, aged 83 years, 11 months and 20 days. Virgil Hatch Bogue was born in Saint Albans, Vermont, December 29, 1819. In the year of 1839, when but a young man of 20 years he left his native state and came west to what was then known as Buffalo Grove where he lived continuously for sixty years. He was married to Miss Maria Broadwell who died about forty-one years ago. Five children were born to this union, two of whom are dead. Those living are Mrs. Sarah Fraser of Milledgeville, Charles of Chicago and Decius of Texas. Besides his children he leaves three grandchildren to mourn his death. At the death of his daughter, Miss Emily Bogue,over four years ago he left his home in Polo ad went to live with his daughter in Milledgeville. During Mr. Bogue's long residence in Polo he was ever found to be an honest, upright citizen. For seven long months he had been confined to his bed being tenderly card for by his daughter and her family. He born his afflictions without a murmur, always watchful of others beside himself. The funeral services were conducted from his late home in Milledgeville at 10:30 o'clock, Wednesday morning, Rev. R. R. Teeter of the Brethren church officiating. The remains were conveyed to Polo and laid to rest in Fairmount cemetery.
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Dorothy Bellows
Dorothy, the little daughter of Mr. and MRs. G. F. Bellows of Hazelhurst died Wednesday afternoon, April 27, 1904. She was born February 3, 1903, being at the time of her death 1 year, 2 months and 24 days old. The little one had been ill for several weeks with bronchial pneumonia and her sufferings were intense. The parents have the sympathy of all in their sorrow. Three little girls are yet left in the home to be a comfort to them. The funeral services were conducted from the Brick church Friday afternoon, Rev. A. W. Phillips officiating. The interment was made in the Brick church cemetery. The funeral was largely attended and many beautiful flowers were placed by relatives and friends on the little white casket.
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Wesley Bellows
The body of Wesley Bellows was brought to Polo on Wednesday of this week. Mr. Bellows went to Missouri a few weeks ago to visit and died there. He came to Illinois in 1836 from Delaware county in the state of New York. He was born March 5, 1820; and at the time of his death was past 81 years of age. The funeral service occurs Wednesday, and is held at the home of his son, Clark Bellows, in Polo, at 2 :00 o'clock p.m. Rev. Trump officiating.
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GERTRUDE M. (Thorsheim) COLSON - 81, 1106 1st Ave., Sterling, died Monday evening at Community General Hospital (29 May 1972) after a short illness. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Farrell Funeral Home, Oregon, with the Rev. William Nicoll of the Oregon United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Oregon. There will be no visitation.
Mrs. Colson was born Feb. 16, 1891 at Chicago, the daughter of John and Ella Orsted Thorsheim. She was married to Robert Colson, Jan. 23, 1915 in Chicago. She was a lifelong area resident of Pine Creek Township, Ogle County. Survivors include four sons: James, Sterling; Russell, Rockford; Lawrence, Park Forest; and Paul, Sterling; and 13 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, two sons, one brother and one sister.
[Sterling Gazette May 30, 1972 - Tuesday, pg 2 - Submitted by Melva L. Taylor]


William Donaldson, farmer, residing on section __, Eagle Point township, died Saturday morning, Nov. 7th, 1896, aged 69 years, 8 months and 21 days. William Donaldson was born in Dundas, Upper Canada, Feb. 28th, 1827, and came to Eagle Point when 12 years of age. He was married to Miss Harriett L. Wilbur, Dec. 2d, 1852. She was born in Delaware county, New York and came to the county with her parents in July 1846. Mr. Donaldson has lived on the old homestead since 1839, continuously, actively engaged in farming. He owned 378 acres all in one body in Eagle Point township. He held the office of Supervisor several terms, and other local offices. He was for several years President of the Eagle Point Farmers' Mutual Insurance company, He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his loss; Dr. W. Donaldson, practicing physician, and Guy E., confectioner, of this city are sons; also H. E. Donaldson, druggist of Leaf River; the rest of the boys are all farmers. Mr. D. has lived and grown up with the old settlers of this community, sharing in the toils and discomforts of the pioneer life of the early settlers, and has lived to see the land blossom under his energetic and master skill. He will be missed by the old settlers in their annual gatherings. The funeral occurred Monday afternoon and he was buried in Fairmount cemetery.
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Edward Duffey was born in 1825 in Arklow, County of Wicklow, Ireland, and died at his home in Eagle Point township, December 29, 1907, aged 82 years. His illness was of only a few days duration. Pneumonia caused his death. At the age of twenty-three, Mr. Duffey came to America, locating in New York. Six years later he came to Illinois and hed resided in Ealge Point township nearly ever since.
December 20, 1879, he was married to Sarah Elizabeth McCann. To them were born ten children, all of whom with their mother survive to mourn their father's death. The children, all of whom reside in this vicinity are Benjamin, Thomas, Wm., Edward, George, Clifford, Mrs. Ella Donaldson, ANna Melinda and Lena. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon
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Linda May Duffey was born at Eagle Point, December 4, 1882, and died at her home October 18, 1908., aged 25 years, 10 months and 14 days. Most of her life was spent at home with her parents but a few years ago she decided to prepare herself for teaching which she did and for two and one-half years she followed this vocation, having taught the Star and Stewart schools in Carroll county, In teaching, as in her work at home she was very industrious and thorough, taking great interest in her school and all her pupils and it was a great disappointment to her when, after an attack of pleurisy, her health became so poor that she was compelled to close her school in May only two days before the end of the term. From that time on her strength slowly failed till on last Sunday morning soon after the day began her spirit took its departure, leaving the tired and worn-out body for "the house not made with hands." In August last she expressed a desire to be baptized and united with the Elkhorn U. B. church. During her sickness she was very patient, enduring much pain and suffering without complaint and when, just a week before her death, she was compelled to go to bed she said she was ready and anxious for the Lord to take her home. She leaves to mourn her death her mother, six brothers, Benjamin, Thomas, William, Edward, George and Clifford, and three sisters, Mrs. Ella Donaldson of near Polo and Anna and Lena at home, besides many other relatives and friends who will miss her from their midst. Her father preceded her in death in December of last year.
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Mary Elwell
Death, shdden and dreadful, visited the city of Boone, Iowa, April 18, and claimed one of the best beloved members of society. An inexpressible wave of sorrow settled over the community during the early morning hours, when it became known that Mrs. Mary Ambrose Elwell, wife of J. K. Elwell, of the McCune Shoe Company, had been called to the unseen shore. Mrs. Mary Ambrose Elwell was born in Polo, Illinois, June 6, 1865, the eldest daughter and child of J. W. and Louisa McNeir Ambrose, whose home is in Nevada, Iowa. The funeral services were held from the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Dr. E. M. Holmes of Red Oak, former presiding elder of the Boone district, conducted the services.
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George M. Emrick
Dr. George Monroe Emrick died at his home in Hyde Park, Chicago, Wednesday evening, December 12, 1906, after a short illness of nephritis. It was not generally known here that the doctor was ill and news of his death was a great surprise to his friends in Polo and Brookville. Dr. Emrick was born in Brookville, Ogle County, Illinois, August 20, 1853, and at the time of his death his age was 53 years, 3 months and 22 days. He graduated from the Chicago Medical college in 1873 and after his graduation he practiced his profession for one years in Brookville and one years in Shannon. He then moved to Chicago where he had been a very successful physician ever since. In 1875 he was married to Miss Naomi Hileman who still lives to mourn the death of a good husband. He also leaves two sons, Dr. Mortimer E. Emrick and Eulysis R. Emrick, his aged mother who resides at the Fager home in Polo and Four sisters, Mrs. Isaac Bowers of Somerville, Tennessee, Mrs. Peter Boddiger, Mrs. Wm. Shafer and Mrs. Louis Fager of Polo.
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Mary Fender
At her home in Eagle Point, Sunday, February 18, 1894, Mrs. Mary Fender aged 64 years and 19 days. Mary McConnell was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, January 30, 1830. She was married to Hiram Fender, April 2, 1851, and by this union, two children were born to them, Delia E. Woodruff and Alice M. Fender, both of whom still survive her. She united with the Methodist Episcopal church in Milledgeville, Ill., in the fall of 1882. The funeral services were held at the house. Wednesday afternoon, at 1 o'clock, with Rev. F. L. Baldwin officiating. Burial took place in the Polo cemetery. Thus, another mother has been called home to await the coming of the dear ones who now mourn her loss. [Undated Scrapbook Clipping - Submitted by Karen Fyock, fhs67@hotmail.com]


George C. Geary
George Carl Geary died at his home in Eagle Point township, last Wednesday evening of paralysis. Mr. Geary's death was very unexpected and was a terrible shock to his family and friends. Some months ago he suffered a slight stroke of paralysis and had not been feeling entirely well since that time although it seemed that he had almost recovered and on the day of his death he was feeling unusually well and jolly. Mrs. Geary went to spend the day with her daughter, Mrs. Poole, and Mr. Geary remained at home to prepare for butchering, the next day. At four o'clock Samuel Geary passed the place and stopped to talk to his father who seemed in excellent health and spirits. Mrs. Geary and her son, Clinton, came home about five o'clock and were worried as soon as they saw there was no light in the house. Clinton drove to the barn and almost immediately found the dead body of his father lying in the hog yard. Dr. Powell was summoned and pronounced that life had been extinct for about half an hour. George C. Geary was born in Greenville, Pennsylvania, August 25, 1842 and died January 2, 1907, at the age of 64 years, 4 months and 8 days. His mother died when he was four years old and his father died when he was a boy of thirteen. He spent his boyhood days in Steinsburg, Pennsylvania. He enlisted from that place for the preservation of the union September 17, 1862, to Company D, 140th Pennsylvania Regiment and after loyally serving his country he was discharged June 29, 1868. He was a member of Polo G. A. R. Post. On the 25th of January 1868, Mr. George was united in marriage with Miss Camilla M. Smith in Pennsylvania. They moved to Polo, Illinois in October of that year and have since lived in this vicinity. Their home was blessed with nine children, eight of whom with their mother, remain to mourn the death of a loving father. The children are Charles of Myersburg, Montana, Mrs. C. Beckenbaugh of Pasadena, California, Mrs. Lydia Bon of Elroy, Wisconsin, George G. of Milledgeville, Mrs. Annie Poole, Mrs. Celesta Ports, Samuel and Clinton Geary of Polo. One daughter, Sarah, died in infancy. Besides these he leaves one sister who resides in East Greenville, Pennsylvania. Mr. Geary was baptized in infancy and when quite young became a member of the German Reformed church. He led an honorable and upright life and will be missed in the community in which he lived. Funeral services were held at the Brick church Tuesday, January 8, at 10:30 a.m. Rev. P. B. Holtgreve, pastor of the Lutheran church at Polo and Rev. Shafer of the German Reform church of Forreston officiated. Interment was made in the cemetery at the church.
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BETTY JANE (Smith) SARBER - 51, of rural Milledgeville, died Sunday at Polo Continental Nursing Home, Polo. Funeral services will be private Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Woodin Funeral Home and burial will be at Elkhorn Brick Cemetery. There will be no visitation. A memorial has been established in her memory.
Betty Jane Sarber was born April 16, 1921 at Forreston, the daughter of Martin and Me Ruppert Smith. Survivors include her husband Robert; two sons, Robert and Michael McKean, both of Polo; three daughters, Marcia Miller and Vicki Miller, both of Milledgeville; and Melissa Sarber at home; four sisters, Sally Rumsma, Bernadine Horton and Arciel Gouker, all of Freeport; and Yvonne Doeden, Polo.
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Peter Fahrney
Dr. Peter Fahrney died at his home at 1074 Warren Avenue, Chicago. Sunday, March 5, 1905, aged about 65 years. The subject of this sketch was born in Quincy, Pennsylvania, 1840 and after completing a course at a medical college he began the practice of medicine in Polo, Illinois. He, like many young men starting out in a professional career, was almost penniless, - at times not having money with which to hire a horse and buggy to convey him to the home of his patients. David Barnhizer, a farmer residing near Polo, relates an instance of the young doctor's willingness to make a professional visit to his home, providing Mr. Barnhizer would furnish a conveyance for he was too poor to own a horse and had no money to hire one. Of course Mr. Barnhizer provided the conveyance. From Polo Dr. Fahrney went to Franklin Grove and there in company with David Price he began to manufacture medicines. In 1869 the doctor located in Chicago where he continued to manufacture medicines. His business increased until his name became known in every household. He became a wealthy man. Dr. Fahrney was taken some weeks ago with an affection of the heart. He went to Florida in the hope that the climate might benefit him, but became worse and was brought back to Chicago. The funeral services were held at his late home in Chicago Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Monday's Chicago Daily Tribune in announcing Dr. Fahrney's death said: In the death yesterday of Peter Fahrney the Dunkard church of America loses one of its wealthiest members. Only a few days ago he have to his church a country estate of 200 acres near Hagerstown, Md., to be used as an old people's home. This estate, known as San Mar and values at $25,000, had been in the Fahrney family for several generations. He had made many other gifts to charitable enterprises of his church. [Undated Scrapbook Clipping - Submitted by Karen Fyock, fhs67@hotmail.com]


Samuel R. Gilbert
Mr. Samuel R. Gilbert who has been sick so long, died at his residence in this city, Tuesday, November 2, 1897, at 11:30 a.m., aged 33 years, 11 months and 7 days. He lived on a farm until about five years ago, when he bought a residence and moved to this city, working at his trade, blacksmithing, and clerking for James Hemphill. He was married on October 18, 1888, to Miss Elicif Holly. The funeral was held Thursday at ten o'clock, at the M. E. church, under the supervision of the Modern Woodmen of America, in which society he was insured for $2,000. The large number of friends in attendance at the funeral gave evidence of the high esteem in which he was held by those who knew him best. He leaves a wife and one child, father, mother, six brothers, and one sister. He had scarcely known what it was to be ill until the beginning of the sickness eleven weeks ago, with resulted in his death. Death was an unexpected visitor, He was hopeful of recovery to the last. Truly, as the word saith, "we know not what a day may bring forth." - Polo Visitor
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Additional Information from Christine Walters
(Born 27 Nov 1863 died 2 November 1897 s/o Daniel and Elizabeth (Hardnock) Gilbert. Married to Elecif Holly)

Dr. William W. Burns
Tuesday morning, April 18, 1905, at one o'clock, the most prominent living historic character of Polo passed away, aged 83 years, 11 months and 8 days. For several weeks past Dr. William W. Burns had been failing rapidly and his death was not unexpected by his family and friends. During the earlier part of his sickness he suffered much from pain but the last few days of his life were more comfortable and the end came apparently without pain. The funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at the Presbyterian church at 2 o'clock, Rev. K. S. Miller and Dr. J. H. More conducting the services.
William Wallace Burns was the youngest son of Edward and Mary (Walker) Burns. The father was a native of Scotland and his wife was a native of Pennsylvania. Dr. Burns was born in Mercersburg, Franklin county, Pennsylvania, May 10, 1821. His first birthday anniversary found him an orphan, he had no recollection of his parents. An uncle and later an older brother provided him a home and a common school education so that at seventeen he became a school teacher at Chambersburg and a student of medicine. For the next three years school teaching and study for his profession engrossed his time. IN 1842 he removed to Cincinnati and the same year matriculated at the Medical School in Louisville, Kentucky. There he completed the entire medical course and graduated with honor in 1843. He then went to New Orleans but his health was so poor that he did not engage at once in practice. He spent the winters of the next three years in the south and the summers in the north or in travel on the Mississippi River. In one of his trips up the Mississippi, August 1847, while at Galena he made the acquaintance of the late L. N. Barber of Buffalo Grove who prevailed on him to visit the town and finally to enter upon the practice of his profession there. It was intensely interesting to listen to the Doctor's reminiscences of his early practice in this vicinity. He had been located only a short time before an epidemic of bilious and typhoid fever swept over this vicinity and he found his services in demand day and night for weeks. Nearly every home contained one of more patients and in some of them there were not well ones enough to care for the sick. The young physician gave himself to his work with the earnestness and persistence which ever characterized him in the care of his patients. Only recently he related to the writer incidents of his experience at that time telling how in company with Dr. Everett of Dixon as council he spent a day and night going from bedside to bedside of all his patients. He first resided at Buffalo Grove, occupying an office in the same building in which Wilson Allen had his tailor shop. This was located on the west side of the street, between Barber Brothers' store and the building afterwards known as McClure's residence. Dr. Burns and Miss Harriet M. Moffatt were married December 2, 1852. Four children were born of this marriage, two of whom died in infancy and two, Minnie E. and Elbert L., survive their parents. Mrs. Burns, a woman of sterling character and worth, died October 4, 1899, in her seventy-fifth year, mourned by her family and highly esteemed by all who knew her. When the Illinois Central railroad was built to Polo, Dr. Burns built one of the first residences in the new town, now the residence of MIss Pearson. From that day until the time of his death Dr. Burns was a resident of Polo and during all the early days was active in advancing the best interests of the town. He was twice President of the town council and later for three years was mayor of the city. For twenty-seven years ago he was a member of Polo school board. It was under his leadership that in 1868 the first school house, for the whole of Polo, was built. At the time it was the finest and most costly school building in the county. And though there was at the time an intense feeling of opposition to the way it was secured it is quite possible that it could not have been secured in any other way. At all events it gave Polo a prestige in schools which she has never lost. When the Mexican War was in progress, Dr. Burns was given a commission in the medical service but his health prevented his acceptance. During the Civil War he was given an appointment as surgeon by Governor Yates which made him subject to a call to the field in any case of emergency. After the battle of Shiloh he was thus engaged caring for the wounded for some weeks. As a citizen and an President of the town council and later as Mayor and has President of the Board of Education his influence was on the side of law and order and temperance but during all __ busy life first and foremost with him were his patients for whom he ever fought loyally, inspiring hope and a determination to live when they were ready to despair. To the day of his death he never last interest in his calling and to the last he subscribed for and read the leading medical journals in his day he was associated with such early physicians as Dr. Everett of Dixon, Drs. Potter and Mix of Oregon, Dr. McNeill of Mt. Morris and others, most of whom passed away many years ago. During the almost sixty years of his active public life in this vicinity, a man of his activity and push of course made mistakes, men see things differently, according to their education, their interest, their view point and their associations and while the writer often differed with him, he is constrained to say that he meant to stand for the best interests of society and the town. The older residents of this vicinity will miss the Doctor as a friend and physician, endeared to them by his long years of faithful ministrations. He never apparently lost interest in his patients and gave himself to their care with enthusiasm which grew with his years. Undoubtedly the giving up of his active practice was one of the severest trials of his later years, if not of his long life.
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Solomon Landes
Solomon Landes died at his home in Eagle Point township, Tuesday evening, November 15th, 1892, aged 86 years, 10 months and 12 days. He was buried at the Brick church. Thursday, the funeral sermon being preached at the house, by Rev. Edmond Fahrney. He was among the early pioneers of Ogle county who settled in Eagle Point township, and who had continued to reside there until his death, is the subject of this notice. He has witnessed the growth of the county from its primitive condition to the magnificent position it occupies today. He had passed through all the hardships, trials and privations incident to the early settlement of the county, Mr. Landes was born i hardy Co., W. Va., Jan. 3rd, 1806. His parents were natives of Pennsylvania, and his father died in Virginia when the subject of this notice was but three years old. The mother died in Wayne Co., Ind. Of their union were born four daughters and ten sons, and of a previous marriage of the father two children had been born. After the death of the father the children were domiciled in the homes of the neighbors. Early in life our subject learned the carpenter trade, and while yet a young man was married to Miss Elizabeth Deatmore, also a native of Virginia. Mr. Landes being opposed to slavery he left Virginia in 1829 and went to Cass Co., Mich., where he purchased 80 acres of timber land. This was seven years prior to the admission of that state into the Union. We consequently see that the gentleman of whom we write, was not only a pioneer of Northwestern, Illinois, but also of Michigan. On arriving in the latter State, he pitched his tent, and began to cut the timber, dig out the stumps and improve his land. Remaining until the spring of 1835, he concluded that he would rather have a permanent home upon the broad and productive prairie lands of Illinois, than in the woody country of Michigan. He therefore sold his real estate in Michigan, and came to this county and made a claim on which he located and once more entered upon the hardships of a pioneer settler. When the land came into market he purchased it, and it is the above mentioned home. At the time of his arrival, Pearson Shoemaker was the only settler on the east side of the Grove. The wife of Mr. Landes, who had accompanied him through the greater portion of his trials in Michigan and in this county, died April 9th, 1866, leaving to his care five children, three girls and two boys. In December, 1850, Mr. Landes crossed the plains of California. He seems to have been a man of investigating mind, for his going to California was only one year after the discovery of gold in that State. On arriving there he engaged in mining and was thus occupied until 1853, when he returned, via the Isthmus and New York, to his farm, where he has since lived. His wife had been sick for several years and it was mainly on her account that he crossed the plains. He also spent one winter in Idaho, where he was in hopes the climate would improve her health. The second marriage of Mr. Lades took place April 7th, 1868, at which time Mrs. Jane (Stewart) Craig became his wife. She was born in Ayershire, Scotland, Nov. 9th, 1822. Her former husband, William Craig, died in Glasgow, Scotland, June 28th, 1`842. Of the children born to Mr. and Mrs. Craig, who were six in number, only one survives, Mary, wife of John Simpson, a resident of Madison CO., Iowa. Mrs. Landes came to this State in 1846, and stopped at Dixon with a brother, Samuel Stewart. He enlisted in the 75th Ill., Vol. Inf., and was killed at the battle Perrysville. Religiously, Mr. Landes was a Dunkard; his wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.
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Mrs. Griswold
Died, in Polo, on Saturday night of consumption, Mrs. Griswold, aged 32 years. Thus early in years she fell under that dreaded disease, consumption, leaving a husband and three small children to mourn her loss. Rev. F. A. Read conducted the funeral services on Monday.
[May 17, 1884
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Hepsibah Bush
Mrs. Hepsibah Booth Bush, wife of Charles Bush of this city, died at her home on West Dixon St., on Wednesday, October 17, 1906, after a long illness. Her age at the time of her death was 70 years, 7 months and 10 days. Hepsibah Booth was born March 7, 1836, in Delaware county, New York, and was the daughter of Levi and Phoebe Harley Booth, who were among the first settlers in Delaware county. She was married on April 4, 1855, to Charles Bush in her native county and they were permitted to live together for more than fifty-one years. The year after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Bush came to Eagle Point township, Ogle county, Illinois, where they engaged in farming until 1859 when they moved to Michigan, where Mr. Bush was employed as a conductor on a railroad for ten years. They then returned to the farm in Ogle COunty and resided there until March 1904, when they retired from farming and moved to Polo to make their home. Mrs. Bush was a pioneer school teacher and taught the Stewart school fro several years. Besides the husband, Mrs. Bush leaves to mourn her death, one daughter, Mrs. Clara Spencer of Sterling. The deceased became a member of the Eagle Point Methodist church many years ago and was a faithful Christian, a loving wife and mother and a good neighbor. She was a zealous worker for temperance and anything that tended to promote the temperance cause received her hearty support. Dr. J. H More conducted services at the home Friday afternoon at two o'clock and the remains were laid to rest in Fairmount cemetery.
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