Peoria County, Illinois Genealogy Trails

Obituaries and Death Notices


March 30th:Rev. Fr. ZUMBUEHL died at Peoria. [the Henry News Republican, January 1922, by Nancy Piper]

Saturday, March 6, 1999, B4 - Abstracted from Peoria Journal Star

Name: Agnes C. ZARR
City: Peoria
Death:7:25 a.m., Fri. March 5, 1999, Rosewood Care Center, Peoria
Birth:Jan. 8, 1914, Curtis Bay, Md.
Father:Joseph Fried
Mother: Anna Baburek
Marriage:John M. Zarr, June 24, 1943, Curtis Bay, Md. (He died Oct. 27, 1971, Peoria)
Preceded in Death: 2 Brothers and 2 Sisters
Survives:1 Son, 3 grandchildren, 3 g-grandchildren, 2 Sisters
Funeral Home:Wright & Salmon
Burial:Resurrection Cemetery

Mrs. Boohdella ZELLER, wife of Don Zeller and former resdient of this City, died in Fallon, Nev., Friday.
Born in Effingham on Aug. 11, 1896, she wed to Mr. Zeller here on dec. 21, 1925 and seven years ago moved to Nevada.
She leaves a daughter, Pvt. Lena SANSONE of WAC in Des Monies, IA, a mother, Mrs. Nettie SMITH of E. Peoria, four sisters: Ruby MILLFELT of St. Louis,
Mrs. Nellie DONOVAN of Sunnyland, Eula LEVITT of Highway Village No. 3 and Genevieve HARDING of E. Peoria, two brothers Bernie SMITH of Tucson, Arz. and Ray SMITH of E. Peoria.
E. Peoria is in Tazewell county [Peoria Morning Star, Feb. 21,1944 [Submitted by Candi Horton]

Joseph Zaepfel, 85, died at his home at 1613 Columbia Terr. at 8:05 p.m. Thursday. He had been a resident of Peoria for 65 years and a landscape gardener for 37 years, retiring four years ago. He was in Alsace Lorraine, Germany on July 8, 1858, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Hillare Zaepfel. He married Miss. Katherine BORNSHEUER here on Dec. 10, 1877. Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Miss Catherine Zaepfel of Peoria; three sons Emil, Joseph E. and Fred A. Zaepfel all of Peoria and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Wilton mortuary chapel at 1:30 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Bischoff officiating. Burial will be in Parkview cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary this afternoon and evening. Peoria Star, Friday, Aug. 20, 1943 [Submitted by Candi Horton]

Frederick Zilm

Taken From the Henry News Republican, January 14, 1915
Frederick Zilm, a 67 year old resident of La Rose, died at the Proctor hospital in Peoria, Thursday morning at 5:30 o'clock from heart trouble. The funeral services were held at the German Lutheran church in La Rose Sunday, Rev. William Rudolph, pastor of that church officiating.
Frederick Zilm was born in Mocklenburg, Schwerin, Germany, Feb. 31, 1846. He married Fredericke Koch in his native country, and to them were born the following children, who survive: Herman, Ewald, Walter, Arthur, Laura, Frederick and Raymond, Mrs. George Miller, all of La Rose and Mrs. J. Wink of Fairbury. The deceased was a brother to William Zilm, deceased, who was a brother-in-law to the late Theodore Noll, father of Jacob, John, Michael and other brothers well known here [submitted by Nancy Piper - 2009]

John Zelenak, 64, of 1410 N. Jefferson Ave., died at 4 a.m. today at St. Francis hospital where he had been a patient since Aug. 12. He had lived here for the last 30 years. Mr. Zelenak was born in Jugoslavia and had worked as a coal miner for 35 years. He was employed by Cresent mine No. 6 until his retirement about 10 years ago. He was a member of the Croatian Fraternal union of American lodge No. 286. He leaves one sister Mrs. Anna Fialko of Streator. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Wilton Mortuary. [Peoria Star, Aug. 21, 1943, Submitted by C. Horton - 2011]

TREMONT - John B. WATSON, 91, of Atlanta, Ga., and formerly of Tremont, died Saturday at 7 a.m. at Atlanta.
The body is being sent to Wilkey Funeral Home in Tremont, where visitation will be after 5 p.m. Tuesday and time of service is Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Tremont. Mr. Watson was born Aug. 20, 1868, at Saginaw, Mich., a son of George and Elizabeth Brown Watson. He married Margaret BOURCHES at Saginaw, May 22, 1888. She preceded him in death.Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lee ARNOLD of Peoria and Mrs. C.B. DRIVER of Atlanta, Ga.; seven grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren.
He was a member of the Methodist Church and had been employed as an iron construction worker for the American Bridge Co. for many years. While in Tremont, he lived on Main Street.
(Tremont is in Tazewell County)
[Peoria Journal Star, Sunday, April 3, 1960, Page D-8, Submitted by C. Horton]

Peoria- A memorial service for Edna M. "Sam" WEBER, 52, who was pronounced dead at 9:08 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 1998, at her residence, will be at 7 p.m.
Tuesday at Wilton Mortuary. Visitation will be one hour before services at the mortuary. Cremation will be accorded.
Born June 13, 1946, in Pekin to Guy B. and Zelda E. JARVIS WASFARET, she married Steven D. WEBER on May 23, 1979, in Peoria.Peoria Journal Star, Sunday, August 30, 1998 Submitted by C. Horton]

BENJAMIN WOLSTENHOLM, 627 Fairholm (for 33 yrs) resident of Peoria 34 yrs.d) 27 Aug 1953 at home. He was b) 14 Mar 1873, Pottstown, Peoria, IL.
S/O John (b) in ENG) and Martha (b) in VT) HOLMES WOLSTENHOLM. He md) Etta WOODRUFF 2 Dec 1901, Peoria, IL. Survivors: son,
Veda L. Wolstenholm, Peoria, daughter, Mrs. Aleen (Wolstenholm) DROLL, Peoria, brother, William Wolsteholm, Peoria.
Wilton Mortuary/Springdale Cemetery (taken from Wilton Mortuary book)
Contributed by: D'n'N

Mrs. ETTA (WOODRUFF) WOLSTENHOLM, 88 627 Fairholm, d) 4 Feb 1969 st St. Francis Hospital, Peoria.
She lived in Peoria and the current address for 48 yrs. Etta was b) 25 June 1880 in Peoria to Anthony & Catherine MONAHAN WOODRUFF.
Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Martha DROLL and a son Ved WOLSTENHOLM both of Peoria, two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Six sisters preceeded her in death.
Wilton Mortuary/Springdale Cemetery (taken from Peoria Journal Star)
Contributed by: D'n'N

Charles Wolstenholm1041 Ann St. died at the Proctor Hospital aged 74 years. The deceased was born in Peoria County 13 Oct 1852 and had lived in this
city 21 years. At the time of his death he was an employee of Meyer Furnace Company. His wife Ida Wilcox Wolstenholm died in Pottstown Dec. 8, 1906.
He is survived by two sons Charles and Wm Wolstenholm of Peoria, 3 daughters Miss Hazel Wolstenholm of Shinglehouse, Pa, Mrs. John (Laura) Dooley and Mrs. J. (Cora) Miller of this city.
Two brothers Jacob Wolstenholm of Limestone & Edward (Edmond) of Peoria and a sister Mrs. Alice Vicary of Peoria survives.
Funeral services will be held at the Wilton Mortuary chapel Wednesday after at 1:30 o?clock. Reverend E. T. Munns officiating. Interment will be at Pottstown Cemetery. [The Peoria Journal Monday 12 Sept 1927 p. 11- Submitted by Nan S.]

Mrs. ALICE ANN (VICARY) WAITE, 86 618 Kettelle Street, widow of Jacob Waite, a resident of Peoria 82 years, died at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday at her home.
She was born Nov 8, 1859 in Darby, Pa., the d/o Henry & Elizabeth Lonsdale Vicary and married Mr. Waite Dec 25, 1877 in Peoria. He died Dec 27, 1904.
Mrs. Waite had resided at the Kettelle Street address for47 years. She was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and Redbird Camp No. 200, Royal neighbors of America. Surviving are two sons, Joseph Waite, Decatur, Il, Jacob Waite of Peoria, a daughter Mrs. Elizabeth Hagan, Peoria, two brothers George and William Vicary R.R. No. 2 Peoria: two sisters Mrs. Ella (Ellen-nfc) Wolstenholme also of R.R. No. 2 Peoria, and Mrs. Mary Defenbaugh, Peoria: and six grandchildren. A son, James H. Waite preceded his mother in death. Wilton/Limestone Episcopal Church Cemetery. [19 March 1946;Submitted by: Nancy French Crosno]

Samuel E. WOLSTENHOLM, 80 of Cameron Lane died at his home Thursday (11 Mar 1965). A lifelong resident of the Peoria area, he was born in Pottstown Oct 2, 1884 s/o Edmond & Agnes Glaze Wolstenholm. He married Ethel Slater in Peoria Sept . 27, 1920. Surviving are his wife, three brothers Earl of Ventura, CA, and Phillip & Russell of Peoria. One sister Mrs. Mary (Charles) Gudat of Peoria. One brother & one sister preceded him in death. He was a coal miner and caretaker for Peoria Motorcycle Club on Cameron Lane. Endsley & Son Funeral Home/Lutheran Cemetery
[Taken from:Peoria Journal StarSaturday 13 Mar 1965 A2-submitted by: Nancy-2007]

Donald F. WOLSTENHOLME,32 formerly of 2003 NE Adams St. & 924 Front St. Chillicothe for the past 8 months died Monday (4 Sept 1961 at Blessing Hospital Quincy, IL. He was born 13 Feb 1929 in Peoria to Harry & Mary Hutchinson Wolstenholme. He married Dorothy Gollaher Dec. 19, 1954 in Indiana. Surviving are his wife and mother and grandmother, Mrs. Jessie Hutchinson of Peoria. Two brothers Harry of Chillicothe & Russell of Peoria. A sister Mrs. Delores Golliher of Dunlap and several nieces & nephews. One brother Robert preceded him in death. Wilton Mortuary/Swan Lane Memory Gardens. NOTE: maiden name of wife and married name of sister.
[Taken from:Peoria Journal StarWed. 6 Sept 1961 pg. A-4-submitted by: Nancy-2007]

Edna Cramer Warner -August 09, 1994, Peoria Journal Star
SOUTH PEKIN -- Edna L. (Cramer)Warner, 92, formerly of Champaign and the mother of a South Pekin man, died at 8:26 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8, 1994, at Urbana Americana Nursing Home. Born Jan. 1, 1902, in Piatt County to John and Eva Gould Cramer, she married Lester C. Warner on April 8, 1920, in Monticello. He died in January 1946. She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Virginia M. McKeithen in December 1953, six brothers and five sisters. Surviving are two sons, Jackie of South Pekin and Robert of Savanna, Tenn.; one daughter, Jeanne Barr of Champaign; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was a member of Faith Crusaders Church in Urbana where services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Richard Jones will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Renner-Wikoff Chapel in Urbana. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Mahomet.
Donated By: Londie Benson

Ella (Vicary) WOLSTENHOLM, 91, d/o Henry & Elizabeth Lonsdale Vicary and widow of Fielding Wolstenholm. She was born in Peoria County 30 June 1866.
Surviving 1 brother William Vicary and several niec es & nephew. (no children were mentioned) Wilton’s/Limestone Episcopal Church Cemetery. (Christ Church Limestone Twp., Peoria, Il) [5 Mar 1958
Submitted by: Nancy French Crosno]

Mrs. Ida Wilcox Wolstenholm
8 Dec 1906 (date of death)
Submitted by Nan


Mrs. Charles Wolstenholm, (Ida Wilcox Wolstenholm: this added by NFC) who with her husband lived at Pottstown, was early this morning found dead in the kitchen of the home. The discovery was made by her little daughter who found her lying on the floor dressed in her night gown. Mr. Wolstenholm who is employed at Edwards Station, was absent at the time. The coroner was summoned and this afternoon is holding the inquest. Neighbors of the dead woman are at a loss to account for the death, particularly as there is no indication of the woman having been in bed. From their story it is learned that they were notified by the little child, who when she found her mother thought she was asleep and tried to waked her. Indications were that the dead woman had prepared to go to bed and that some time later had died from effects only the inquest may determine. Mr. Wolstenholm, it is said, owing to the distance from work, came home but seldom, thus leaving his wife and child alone the greater portion of the time. Relatives of the dead woman other than the husband and little daughter (Hazel name added by NFC) are Charles, a grown up son, and Mrs. Steele, of Peoria, a sister.
(Buried at Pottstown Cemetery; info added by NFC)
(Missing in this obit is another son William and daughters Mrs. Joseph (Laura Wolstenholm) Sleeth and Mrs. James J. (Cora Wolstenholm) Miller; info added by NFC)

The Peoria Journal Monday 10 Dec 1906 p. 3
Coroner's Jury Returns Verdict on Death of Mrs. Wolstenholm

Accute palpitation of the heart was the cause of death of Mrs. Ida Wolstenholm, the Pottstown woman who was found dead Saturday morning (8 Dec 1906) by her 3 year old daughter lying in her nightclothes on the floor of her kitcher at her home. An inquest was held at the home yesterday and after hearing the testimony of physicians who examined her body the above verdict was returned.

The Herald Transcript Monday 10 Dec 1906 p. 8

Coroner's Jury Looks Into Cause of Death of Mrs. Wolstenholm
Deputy Corner Elliott went to Pottstown yesterday morning and held an inquest over the remains of Mrs. Ida Wolstenholm who was found dead in her home early Saturday morning. Dr. Ulrich made an examinations of the bed and found that death evidently came from dilation of the heart. After hearing the testimony of the doctor and several of the neighbors the jury returned a verdict of the affect.

Submitted by: Nancy French Crosno
14 May 1969
Russell A. WOLSTENHOLM, 68, of 2014 W. Ann St. born 22 Jan 1901 s/o Edmond (Ned) & Agnes Glaze Wolstenholm. He married Margaret Plant 1 Dec 1935 at Peoria. Survivors - wife, 1 daughter Mrs. Dean (Joan) Rogers , Peoria and 1 son Robert of Boston, Ma., 1 sister Mary Gudat, Peoria, and 2 brothers Phillip of Peoria and Earl of Ventura, Ca. He was preceded in death by 1 sister and 2 brothers.

City: Peoria
Age: 82
Death:Friday, Jan. 29, 1999, Methodist Medical Center
Birth:Sept. 16, 1916, Farmer City
Father:Charles O. Breweur
Mother: Helen R. Zilich
Marriage:Liody Williams, Sept. 24, 1934 ( He died July 1, 1980, Peoria)
Preceded in Death: Husband, 1 Sister, 2 Brothers
Burial:Swan Lake Memory Gardens
Sat., Jan. 30, 1999 - Peoria Journal Star, B4 [Facts Extracted byCandi Horton]

Name: Grant F. "Rick" WYMAN
City: Former Peoria, moved to Davenport, Scott Co., IA.
Death:Thursday, March 4, 1999, Davenport, Scott Co., IA.
Birth:Feb. 25, 1946, Peoria
Father:Dr. George J.
Mother: Ruth Julstrom
Marriage:Sharon Amundsen, June 19, 1976, Moline, IL
Preceded in Death:Father
Survives:Wife, 1 Son, 1 sister, Mother(Peoria), 2 Brothers, Nieces and Nephews
Funeral Home: Sullivan- Phillips in E. Moline, IL
Burial:Moline Memorial Cemetery
Military:Army Veteran
[Saturday, March 6, 1999, B4 / Peoria Journal Star ; Facts Extracted by Candi Horton]

ELMIRA -Mrs. Mary Bell WILSON, 58, of Elmira, died Friday in the Kewanee Public Hospital, where she had been a patient for two days. She had been in ill health for some time. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Elmira United Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. James S. Bair officiating. Burial will be in the Osceola Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 until 4 p.m. today and from 7 until 9 tonight at the Kidd Funeral Home in Toulon.
Mrs. Wilson was born July 25, 1901, near Bradford, a daughter of Martin and Elizabeth STURM PETERSON. She had lived her entire life in the Bradford and Elmira area. She was a member of the Elmira United Presbyterian Church. She was married to George F. Wilson on Jan. 8, 1925.
Surviving are her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Murray JACKSON of Elmira, her mother, three sisters, Mrs. George GERARD of Buda,
Mrs. William TUMBLESON of Bradford, and Mrs. Myron ARGANBRIGHT of Toulon, and a brother, Ray Peterson of Bradford.
One son and a daughter preceded her in death. [Peoria Journal Star, Sunday, April 3, 1960, Page D-8]

Edna Wisenburg
Edna M. Wisenburg, 91, of Bel-Wood Nursing Home, formerly of 3029 W. Trewyn, died at 10:54 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 1993, at Methodist Medical Center.
Born Sept. 3, 1901, in Mason County to George F. and Martha E. Waddell Myers, she married Edward E. Baer in 1944 in Peoria. He died in 1970 in Peoria. She married Raymond F. Wisenburg on Oct. 1, 1970, in Rock Island. He died July 25, 1992, in Peoria. She also was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters. Surviving are one stepdaughter, Jean Wisenburg of Peoria; one brother, W.R. Myers of Pekin; and 10 nephews and nieces.
She worked as a registered nurse in area hospitals. She was a member of Howett Street Christian Church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wilton Mortuary where visitation will be one hour before the services. The Rev. Arne Larsen will officiate. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery in Peoria. [February 15, 1993; Peoria Journal Star, Page: B3; Submitted by ResearcherMichelle Gunawan]

July 11, 1992; Peoria Journal Star, Page: C8
Lewis L. Wisenburg Sr., 64, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Peoria, died at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 1992, at his home after an extended illness.
Born Aug. 17, 1927, in Peoria to Fred and Edna Freymuth Wisenburg, he married Sadie Pelot. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Bonnie Jean Wisenburg and Joyce Anne Marshall, and one son, Lewis L. Jr., all of Jacksonville; five sisters, Betty Baker, Joyce Voorhees, Sue Jones and Anna Mae Aronholdt, all of Peoria, and Barb Walraven of Bonita Springs, Fla.; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother.
He retired from the Navy and the Jacksonville Shipyards Rigging Department. He was a member of Fleet Reserve Post 290.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Corey- Kerlin Funeral Home, 1426 Row Ave., Jacksonville. The Rev. James Bryan will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the funeral home. Burial, with graveside military rites, will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Jacksonville.
Submitted by: Michelle Gunawan

Raymond Wisenburg - Raymond F. Wisenburg, 88, formerly of [address omitted] died at 5:25 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 1992 at Bel-Wood Nursing Home, where he was a resident.
Born June 16, 1904 in Stark County to Louis A. and Ida Mae Dowdall Wisenburg, he married Nellie Snedden in 1930 in Peoria. She died in 1954 in Peoria. He later married Edna Bair on Oct. 1, 1970, in Rock Island. She survives. Also surviving is one daughter, Jean Wisenburg of Peoria. He was preceded in death by three brothers.
He worked for 44 years at Keystone Steel & Wire Co. in Bartonville, retiring as a supervisor in 1970. He was a member of Illinois Lodge 263, AF&AM; Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Peoria; Mohammed Temple, Shrine; and several local senior citizens clubs. He attended the Howett Street Christian Church.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Wilton Mortuary. The Rev. L. Scott Huson will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the mortuary, with Masonic services at 4. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. [July 26, 1992; Peoria Journal Star; Submitted by ResearcherMichelle Gunawan]

Steven Wisenburg
Services forSteven L. Wisenburg, 19, of [address omitted] who died at St. Francis Hospital Friday, will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Peoria Davison Funeral Home with the Rev. J.E. Hazelwood of the First Church of the Nazarene officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 tonight and burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.
Mr. Wisenburg was born May 29, 1954, in Peoria, a son of John and Sarah Maxine Ruark Wisenburg. He married Gayle Cox in Peoria Aug. 20, 1971.
He was employed by Caterpillar Tractor Co. and attended the First Church of the Nazarene.
Surviving are his widow; one son, James; his father of Peoria and his mother of East Peoria; one brother, Randy; two sisters, Mrs. Becky Harmon and Miss Cathy Wisenburg all of Peoria. Also surviving are a half brother, Rick Ruark of Table Grove; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.. Dale Ruark of Table Grove; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
[Submitted by: ResearcherMichelle Gunawan]

Mrs. Wisenburg

Mrs. Nellie J. Wisenburg, 66, a resident of 3023 W. Trewyn Ave. for 23 years, died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Francis Hospital where she was admitted Oct. 13.
A life long resident of this area, she was born in East Peoria Feb. 22, 1898, a daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Thomas Snedden. She was married to Raymond F. Wisenburg in Peoria May 30, 1930. Mrs. Wisenburg was president of the Evergreen Club and a member of Acacia Chpater 672, OES.
Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Jean Thompson of Creve Coeur, and one sister, Mrs. Edith Anderson of Pinecrest, Wis.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Wilton Mortuary.
Submitted by: Michelle Gunawan

Mrs. Mary I. Wisenburg Dead

The Princeville Telephone says:
Mary I Della Dollison daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dollison was born in Hoeking County, Ohio on the 2nd day of November 1880. She died at her home in Princeville, March 24, 1914, aged 33 years, 4 months, and 22 days. With her parents she moved to Illinois in the year 1888 since that time she lived almost continuously in this community. Shge was united in marriage January 12, 1899 to William E. Wisenburg, at Duncan, Illinois. Two children were born to them, Mable no 14 years old adn Earl now 13 years old.
She was a faithful wife, a kind and loving mother; she was cheerful, and full of courage to the last. Her last sickness was one of much suffering and long duration, but she never complained, trusting Him who doeth all things well. Besides a sorrowing husband and two children, she leaves a father and mother, two sisters, Mr. T.C. Fox, of Chillicother, Ill, Mrs. Roe Gentry of Laura, and two brothers, Reece A. Dollison and Charles J. Dollison of Duncan, Ill. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist church of Princeville by Rev. Stanton Ward, Thursday afternoon March 26, 1914.Submitted by: Michelle Gunawan

William H. Wisenburg

William H. Wisenburgwas born in Knox County, Illinois, Jan. 7th, 1848 and died at his home near Princeville May 12th, 1909, at the age of 67 years, 4 months and 5 days. He was married Oct. 20, 1866 to Miss Nancy J. Carroll, who survives him. To this union were born four children, two boys and two girls; namely, Mrs. Emma J. Shipley, William E. and Louis A., all of Princeville and Miss Mabel, who died Sept. 16, 1896 at the age of 15. Mr. Wisenburg enlisted in the service of his country Aug. 7, 1862, Company K 86th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and served until the close of the war, being honorably discharged April 7th, 1865. He was wounded in the wrist at the siege of Atlanta, August, 1863, which left him permanently disabled in that member. He was always a rugged man until about seven years ago, when he suffered a stroke of paralysis, from which he never fully recovered. However, he never complained and got a good deal of enjoyment out of life. His last sickness covered only a week, during the most of which he was unconscious. He was converted during a big revival in Princeville under the pastorate of Rev. Mr. Merrill and united with the Princeville M.E. church, remaining a loyal and consistant member until his death. His whole life practically was spent the home where he died. Nearly everybody knew him, and all unite in describing him as thoroughly honest and upright in every way, hospitable, kind and even tempered, a genial friend and a worthy citizen.
The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Nelson J. Brown at the home Thursday, May 13 at 1 o'clock. Mr. J. F. Bliss also spoke a few words of appreciation.
The members of the G.A.R. and the T.D. & M.A.A. were present to the number of about 60, and the G.A.R. took part in the ceremony at the grave.


Whereas, Our beloved brother, W. H. Wisenburg, was on the 12th day of May, 1909 by the decree of an overruling providence, called from his earthly suffering to a home where pain and sorrow are unknown, and where the weary find rest, be it therefore,
Resolved, That in his death, the members of this, the Thief Detective & Mutual Aid Association of Princeville, fully recognize that they have lost one of their number who was at all times imbued with the true spirit and principles of the Association, and one whose life and character were above reproach, either as a member of our Association or as a fellow citizen.
Resolved, That the sincere and heartfelt sympathies of the members of this Association be, and hereby are, extended to the bereaved widow and family of the deceased, whose loss we, with them, deeply mourn.
Resolved, That as a token of respect, and esteem for our deceased brother, our charter be draped in mourning, and that these resolutions be recorded on the memorial page of the records of teh Association, and that the secretary deliver a copy thereof to the widow and family of the deceased, adn that a copy be sent to the local paper for publication.
J.C. Friedman, Peter Auten, A.A. Dart,Committee.
Submitted by: Michelle Gunawan

Peoria-Ida Mae WRABEL,64, died at 5:17 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 1998, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Born Aug. 19, 1934, in La Crosse, Wis.,
to James R. and Elsie Marie VINER BARRETT, she married Robert WRABEL on May 7, 1971, in Plano.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Chillicothe City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Cumerford- Endsley-Diggle Funeral Home.
[Peoria Journal Star, Sunday, August 30, 1998]

Flags today are flying from half staff over all public buildings in honor of the memory of Col. John Warner, eight times mayor of the city of Peoria.
A feeling of deepest regret spread over the entire city early last evening when the tolling of the bell in the tower of the magnificent city hall,
erected during one of his administration, solemnly announced the the distinguished and venerable citizen had answered the final summons and passed to the great beyond.

Col. John Warner died at 4:04 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W.B. MEISER, 110 South Elmwood ave.
News of death was a serve shock to the entire community for it was not known that he was critically ill until the appearance of the Star yesterday afternoon.


Funeral is Set for Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Unversalist Church- Honorary Pallbearers Have Been Selected

Friends of the late Col. John Warner, eight times mayor of the city of Peoria will be given opportunity to view the remains tomorrow, for the body will lie
in state in the city hall, built during his adminstration, Friday from 9:30 o'clock a.m. to 1:30 o'clock.

It will be escorted thence to the Unversalist Church, where funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock, with commitment in Springdale Cemetery.
Rev. B.G. Carpenter, pastor of the church, will officiate. His daughters, Mrs. Frank BUELL of Chicago and M.J. HUNPHREY, who were summoned immediately the serious character of his illness was ascertained, arrived here yeaterday afternoon, after the death of their loved parent. Harry Warner, a son, is ill in New York and unable to come.

Conscious to the Last
Col. John Warner conscious to the last despite the weight of his 94 years.A moment before he died he placed an arm about his elder son and said,
" John, I am going to die." With that he fell back into bed, breathing his last.
But a few moments before dissolution he recognized two old-time friends who came to the home of his daughter, Mrs. W.D. MEISER, 110 South Elmwood Ave., to inquire about his condition.

The active pallbearers, co-workers with Col. Warner in the city hall, include: Henry MONSHAN, commissioner of public works, L.J. JEFFRIES, city engineer, John R. GRANT,
superintendent of streets, Thos. ABBEY, Earl WILLIAMSON and John CLINCH.

The honorary pallbearers will be: Robert M. ORR, M.V. TEFT, Henry MANSFIELD, M.W. MANNING, A.D. THOMPSON, W.L. SLAGLE,

All Courts Adjourn
As a mark of respect to the memory of Col. Warner all Peoria county courts today adjourned until Monday morning to give the judges and court officials an
opportunity of attending the funeral tomorrow. [Sources: Peoria Star, Dec. 29 & 30, 1920]

Mrs. Anna C. Wilkinson
Funeral services forMrs. Anna C. Wilkinson, lifelong Peoria resident who died Thursday at her home, 1108 N. Jefferson ave.,will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Paul's Episcopal church with the Rev. Gordon Gillett officiating. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery.

Louis & Catherine BAUER Wolf
Submitted by: Marjorie Grebner Welsch

Louis & Catherine Bauer Wolf Picture

Louis Wolf
Translations of the obituary from the Peoria German Newspaper were done by:
Michael Antoni, Germany on 12 February 2001.

1st obit- Obituary notice
To our friends and acquaintances the sad notice, that our beloved husband and father Louis Wolf, died this morning at 9.00 o'clock at the age of 58 years. The funeral will take place Wednesday in the afternoon at 2 o'clock starting from the mournful house No. 2024 South Adam Street. For silent participation request The mourning bereaved Katherina Wolf, wife. Louis Wolf, son. Carolina Endres, Christina Huber, Emilia Prill, Sophia Wolf, Louise Wolf, Emma Wolf, Daughters. John Endres, Otto Huber, John Prill, Sons-in-law.

2nd obit
Deceased. - Louis Wolf, living No. 2024, South Adam Street, died this morning at 9.00 o'clock at the age of 58 years. The deceased came approximately 14 years ago with his family from the Alsace to America and settled down first in St. Charles, Mo., where the family lived for 2 years, and moved then to Peoria. Mr. Wolf's profession was malster, and he worked finally in Kelley's malting store (or: enterprise, the same word in German) in the North Adams Street. The funeral will take place Wednesday in the afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Catherine BAUER WOLF
Mrs. C. B. Wolf
- Funeral Tuesday
Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Bauer Wolf, 86 years old, who died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. August MEINERT,
109 Arago St., will be held at the MEINERT home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and at the Zoin Lutheran Church at 2:30. Burial will be made at Springdale Cemetery. Mrs. WOLF was born in Dehlingem, Alsaco Lorraine, France, February 12., the daughter of Christian and Christina KOEPPEL BAUER.
She was married February 23, 1867 to Louis WOLF and came to America with her husband in 1881. After living at St. Charles Mo., for two years the couple came to Peoria, where Mrs. WOLF resided since. Mr. WOLF died in Peoria 31 years ago.She leaves seven children, Mrs. Caroline ENDRES, Mrs. Christina HUBER, Mrs. Sophia MEINERT, Mrs. John PRILL, Mrs. August SCHMIDT, Mrs. Charles RAUCH and Louis WOLF, former alderman of the Eighth ward, all of Peoria; 17 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Also surving is a brother, Christian BAUER of France.Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the MEINERT residence and at the Zoin Lutheran church at 2:30, with the
Rev. S.J. ALTPETER officiating. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery. See Springdale Researchers Page for more information on this family.

W. C. Wear's infant son
May 26, 1881 - At Princeville, May 11, infant son of W. C. and Cornelia Wear, a nephew of Smith P. Hill of Whitefield.
Taken from the Henry Republican [submitted by Nancy piper]

Fanny B. Whiffen - At Peoria, July 1, of rheumatism of the heart, Fanny B., 19 years, 6 months, 7 days, daughter of William B. and Hattie W. Whiffen, of Lacon.
Miss Fanny Whiffen, only daughter of W. B. Whiffen of the Lacon Democrat, died at Peoria last Thursday, after a week's illness from rheumatism of the heart. She was born in the city of Peoria, and was buried in Springdale cemetery. She was amiable and lovable of her sex, and will be sadly missed at home and in the community. The stricken household have the warmest sympathy of our citizens in this their irreparable loss.
Lacon - In chronicling the death of Miss Fannie Whiffen, only daughter of the editor of the Marshall County Democrat, we feel as if Lacon has lost one of her most amiable and lovable girls just blossoming of womanhood.
[July 8, 1880, Taken from the Henry Republican; submitted by Nancy Piper]

Died at Chillicothe, March 15 of paralysis,Rachel, 82 years, 10 months, 4 days, wife of the late William G. Wilkinson and mother of Mrs. J. L. Adkinson of this city. Mrs. Rachel Wilkinsondied at her residence, in Chillicothe, Monday, March 15. Mrs. Wilkinson was in her usual health, until Thursday morning last when was striken with paralysis, from which she never rallied. She was born in Lowden county Virginia, May 11, 1897; moved from there to Radnor township, Peoria county, October 1837. William G. Wilkinson, her husband, who died in 1863, will be remembered by all old settlers. Four children survive her, as follows: Wilson Wilkinson at Cresent, Iowa; Sarah McIntosh, also of Iowa; Eliza Adkinson of this city, and Joseph Wilkinson of Chillicothe. She also leaves a large connection of grandchildren. The interment took place at Peoria yesterday. She was another old settler, well known, and respected, a useful member of society, and having completed life's pilgrimage has gone to the land of greater use above.
[March 18, 1880 - Henry Republican, Henry, IL submitted by: Nancy P.]

August 23, 1877 - Died At Peoria, August 19,T. E. C. Wheeler, aged 36 years, also August 19, Moses Troyer, homoeopathic physician, aged 68 years. [Henry Republican, Henry, IL submitted by: Nancy P.]

EAST PEORIA -Lorin D. WhittakerSr., 94, of 500 Centennial Drive died at 9:05 a.m. Saturday, May 27, 2000, at ManorCare at Riverview.
Born Dec. 11, 1905, in Bridgeport to Joseph and Mary Wickey Whittaker, he married Bernice Dickerson on June 15, 1932, in Champaign. She survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Marilyn Whittaker of Champaign; one son, Dr. Lorin Jr. of Peoria; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara, one sister, and one brother.
He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1928 and earned his master's degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago in 1932.
He earned a master's degree in surgery from the University of Minnesota in 1936 and served an internship at the former St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago from 1932 to 1933. He received his surgical training at Mayo Clinic from 1933 to 1937. He was a general surgeon in Peoria from 1937 until retiring in 1987. He founded Whittaker and Mammolito Surgical Associates.
He was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha medical scholastic honorary fraternity in 1932 and Sigma Xi medical research honorary fraternity in 1936.
During his years in practice, he was an assistant professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria.
He was certified by the American Board of Surgery and founded the medical department of LeTourneau Co., serving as its first medical director from 1937 to 1980.
He was president of Peoria Medical Society in 1962. He was a member of Illinois State Medical Society, where he was a founding member of the public affairs section. He was a member of the American College of Surgeons and a charter member of the Illinois Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, where he served as president.
He was a staff member at Methodist Medical Center, serving as president in 1954. He was a member of the staffs at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Proctor Hospital, Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, and the former State Hospital in Bartonville.
He was a founding member of Mid-State Foundation for Medical Care and a member of the task force for the development of the Peoria School of Medicine. He was a member of the American Medical Association, the Pan Pacific Surgical Society, and was vice president of the Illinois Surgical Society.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church, where he was a lifetime trustee. He was a board member of the Peoria Chamber of Commerce from 1964 to 1969, and a board member of the Peoria Symphony from 1976 to 1982.
He was a board member of Junior Achievement from 1963 to 1970. He was a member of the Downtown Kiwanis Club, Bradley Chiefs Club, and participated in the 26 Million Dollar Drive for Bradley University. He was a former member of the Creve Coeur Club and the Country Club of Peoria. He chaired a task force of the Peoria Arts and Science to introduce art in the hospital to aid in the treatment of patients.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 386, AF&AM in Bridgeport; Mohammed Temple, Shrine; and the Peoria Consistory. He was a member of Stark County Farm Bureau.
He was a member of the University of Illinois Alumni Association, Kappa Delta Rho fraternity at the University of Illinois, and Nu Sigma Nu at University of Illinois College of Medicine in Champaign. He was a member of the concert and marching band at the University of Illinois.
He authored two books, ''Laugh Away Your Tensions'' and ''How to Lose Your Tensions, Stay Healthy, and Be Happy.''
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at his church. The Rev. Dr. John Stanley will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the church.
Private burial will be in Springdale Cemetery. Arrangements are by Wilton Mortuary.
Memorials may be made to his church or Methodist Medical Center Foundation.
[Peoria Journal Star, May 28, 2000; transcribed by C. Horton 2011]

ELMWOOD --Vera K. Whittaker,83, of Elmwood died at 3 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25, 1995, at Farmington Country Manor in Farmington.
She was born Dec. 4, 1911, in Laura to Roy and Cora Martin Whittaker.
Surviving are one brother, LeRoy of Climax, N.C.; six nephews; four great-nephews; and two great-nieces. One brother, Robert, and two sisters, Edith Wagner and Louise Whittaker, preceded her in death.
She was a school teacher and had taught for several years in the Laura and Brimfield areas and later taught at Bartonville Grade School. She was a member of Retired Teachers of Illinois, Western Illinois University Alumni Association, Royal Neighbors of America and Elmwood Presbyterian Church.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Patterson Funeral Home in Elmwood. The Rev. Gary Hutton will officiate, and burial will be in Brimfield Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be made to her church or B.Y.E. Ambulance Service.
[Peoria Journal Star, September 26, 1995; transcribed by C. Horton, 2011]

Dr. H.H. Waitedied in Peoria on the 20th ult of Cholera.
(Daily Mo. Republican, St. Louis, Aug. 1, 1851 - transcribed by C. Horton 2011)

Final Services forHarry Bruce Willett, 71, of 713 Mathew st., who died at St. Francis Hospital Friday Morning, will be held at 3 p.m. at the Wilton Mortuary chapel with the Rev. E. T. Munns officiating. Burial will be in Lutheran cemetery.
Mr. Willett had been employed by the Peoria and Pekin Union Railroad for 40 years as a clerk.
[Peoria Star, Aug. 21, 1943, transcribed by C. Horton - 2011]

PEORIA--Edna H. Weddington, 100, of the Lutheran Home, formerly of 3600 N. Knoxville Ave., died at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998, at the home.
Born Dec. 8, 1897, in Watseka to Eli and Lela Martin Hershberger, she married Clyde Weddington in 1935. He died June 9, 1985. One sister and one brother preceded her in death.
Surviving are one godson, Steven Houlihan of Edwards, and four nieces, Edna Davis of Lawrenceville, N.J., Janet Fosnot of Batavia, Joan Powers of Woodland Hills, Calif.,
and Carol Showers of Missouri.
She was a graduate of University of Illinois. She was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, Peoria Women's Club, Peoria Garden Club, Daughters of the American Revolution, Creve Coeur Club and the Storytellers Club. She also was a member of the Retired Teachers Association. She was a charter member of Lakeview Museum.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka. The Rev. Patricia Wood will officiate.
There will be no visitation. Wilton Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Home.
[Peoria Journal Star - Oct. 5, 1998- Candi 2011]

Two are Drowned at Peoria
Peoria, IL June 23- Harvey H. NOBLE and Fred JOSLIN were drowned this noon in the Illinois River, opposite the city.
D. BEAN and James POWERS were with them; but managed to cling to the boat, which was accidentally overturned, until help reached them.
The bodies of NOBLE and JOSLIN have not yet been recovered. NOBLE was single but JOSLIN was married; with a large family. [Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago, IL ) June 24, 1895 [Candi H. - 2009]

Correspondent of the Peoria Transcript wrote from Brunswick:
Quite an excitement prevailed here during the early part of the week.
Two children of Mr. MONINGER,3 miles S.E. of Farmington, went home from school on Friday, Jan. 29th as well as usually.
Sunday, one of them was a corpse and Wednesday of this week both buried.
Willie SHAVER, son of T. N. Shaver ( Trivoli Supervisor) sickened and died suddenly, buried on Thursday, Feb.4th.
It is supposed to be the malignant disease called Black Fever, which has been raging in PA..
Willie Shaver's disease was brain fever and the impression now is that the disease was the same in each case, through doctor known little about the Moninger cases.
[Sat. Evening, Feb. 13, 1864, C. Horton -2008]

Obituary of Kent Bennett Stutsman
Peoria Journal Star, March 5, 2003
Kent Stutsman
PEORIA - Kent Bennett Stutsman, 45, of 926 Main St. died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at his home.
He was born Nov. 13, 1957, in Galesburg to Merle Bennett and Lily Block Stustman.
Surviving are his parents of Peoria; and one sister, Rhonda (and Kevin) Mikolajewski of Lake Zurich.
A graduate of Oehrlein School of Cosmetology, he worked in Peoria, Pekin and Chicago before moving to San Francisco.
He returned to Peoria during the summers and permanently returned to Peoria in 2001.
He was a member of First Church of the Brethren in Peoria.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at his church. The Rev. Robert Smith will officiate. Cremation has been accorded.
The Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co. is in charge of arrangements.
[S. H. -2008]

Mrs. Etta Hulsebus SCHMIT
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday in the Wilton Mortuary chapel. Mrs. Etta Hulsebus Schmit, 83 years old, widow of John Schmit, died yesterday at her daughter, Mrs. Katherine Wasson, who also made her home at 116 Rohman Ave.
Mrs. Schmidt resided in Peoria most of her life, living 15 years in Colorado. She was born in Germany June 1, 1857, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard HULSEBUS. From Germany she emigrated to Iowa when she was just a girl, moving to Peoria a few years later. She was married to Mr. Schmit here. He died in Dillon Colo, Sept. 20, 1896. Mrs. Schmidt was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. The Rev. M. L. Bischoff will officiate. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery.
She is survived by two sons, Harry E. and George J. Schmit of Peoria; one daughter, Mrs. Libble Parsons of Lowell, Iowa; one sister, Mrs. Dena Gerdes of Attica Kan.,
11 grandchildren and 5 g-grandchildren.
[Peoria Journal Transcript, Feb. 16, 1941, Submitted byC. Horton - 2009]

Alvin R. Snyder, 70 years old, well known in fraternal and labor circles in Peoria, died last night at his home, 130 West Selberling Ave., Peoria Heights. A native of Pennsylvania, he was born January 26, 1871. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Madurah Snyder; two sons, Roy A. Snyder, Peoria Heights and Harold Snyder of Mossville; a daughter Adeline Hurseyof Peoria Heights; four sisters, Mrs. Cora Marquette, Morseville, Ind., Mrs. Emma Neff of Peoria, Mrs. Louella Stout of Danville, IL and Lilla Snyder, Kansas City, MO., a brother, August Snyder of Gladstone, Mich., 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be announced by the Ziegler- Connors funeral home.
Peoria Journal Transcript, Feb. 16, 1941 [ C. Horton - 2009]

Sgt. John Shane
Sgt John Shane Buried at Dunlap

Memorial services for Sgt. John Shane of Mossville, formerly of near Speer (IL), who was killed In action at Hobonville, France, September 12, 1944, were held Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist church in Mossville with Rev. V. S. Blackwell, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Prospect cemetery near Dunlap. Military rites were conducted by Chlillcothe Post No. 9, American Legion. Sgt. Shane was born at Topeka, Kan., September 1, 1921, He was the son of Charles H. and Lillie S. Brodhad Shane. For a number of years the family resided near Speer before moving to Mossville where they have since lived. He attended the Chillicothe high school being graduated with the class of 1939.
Following his graduation, he was employed in Peoria at the Nehi Bottling company. He enlisted in the Illinois National Guard and was sent to Tullahoma, Tenn., March 5, 1941 for training. He went to Iceland February 1, 1942, and later was sent to France. Surviving are his mother, seven brothers and one sister. His father died at Mossville in 1934.
(Unknown newspaper, 1948 -- transcribed by K. T. from materials provided by Debra J.)

William S. Wrigley
Peoria Journal Star, January 31, 2003
William Wrigley
PEORIA - William S. Wrigley, 87, of Peoria died at 10:10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, at the VA Illiana Health Care System in Danville.
Born Jan. 2, 1916, in Astoria, N. Y., to William James and Catherine Barbara Mayer Wrigley, he married Florence A. Krause on Jan. 8, 1944,
in Macon, Ga. She survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Wendy (and Jimmie) Boatright of Peoria; and one grandson. He was preceded in death by one sister.
A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of the 165th Infantry Brigade, 10th Armored Infantry Battalion, retiring as a 1st lieutenant
because of disability. He served in the Pacific and European theaters and was the recipient of a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.
A life member of American Legion Post 2 and Disabled American Veterans Boyd O. Biehl Chapter, he also was a member of the Retired Officers Association.
He was a sales representative for Armour and Co. in central Illinois for 28 years and later was a shipping clerk for Johnson Controls.
He was a 48-year member of Temple Lodge 46, AF&AM, and Mohammed Temple A.A.O.N.M.S.
Private services were Thursday at Glendale Cemetery in Washington.
Arrangements are by Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel.
[S. H.- 2008]

Whiting, Miss Therese B. ( Dau. of Francis & Mary Whiting,) d. Kickapoo, Peoria Co. Ill. 9/15/1872, a. 18 y. 7 ms.
Milo Custer;Central Illinois Obituaries, 1871 - 1880, 1912,Transcribed by: Teri Moncelle Colglazier

Mrs. Margaret (Lanner) VICARY, 93, a resident of 2827 W. Farmington Rd. for 34 years and of Limestone Township all her life died at her home at 2 p.m. Thursday Dec. 21, 1961.
Born in Peoria Dec. 13, 1868, she was a daughter of Michael and Ellen Murphy Lanner and was married to George W. Vicary at Christ Church in Limestone Township Dec. 24, 1888.
He died in Peoria May 9, 1946. Surviving are five sons, George, Chester, Lester, Frank and Roy Vicary; one daughter, Mrs. Nellie Wolland; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie White and
Mrs. Eva Koeppel, all of Peoria; 19 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. A son, Harry Vicary, and a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Caho, preceded her in death.
Wilton Mortuary/North Lime Episcopal Church Cemetery (Christ Church)

Fred W. VanOrder
Fred W. VanOrder Sr. Died in Peoria, Oct 3
Fred W. VanOrder Sr. of Peoria and a former Schuyler county resident died last Thursday morning in Proctor hospital at Peoria, after an illness of four weeks.
Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen chapel in Macomb. The Rev. O. B. Enselman officiated and burial was in the Oakwood cemetery in Macomb.
He was born April 7, 1878 in Schuyler county to Andrew Jackson and Nancy Bonser VanOrder. In 1899 he married Mary Elizabeth Johnson, who preceded him in death. Most of their married life was spent near Vermont. In 1949 he moved to Macomb, and two and one half years ago he moved to Peoria to reside. he was a member of the Methodist church and had been a farmer.
Surviving are three sons, Fred Jr. of Colchester, William Walter of Ipava and Lester Leroy of Pasa Robles, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Clawson of Peoria, seven grandchildren;
eight great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Archie Peacock of Rushville. Four brothers, Thomas, Pulaski, Delno and Edward VanOrder and two sisters. Mrs. Lina Adkinson and
Mrs. Elizabeth Walker are deceased. [Rushville Times, October 10, 1957, Donated by: Sara Hemp]

Name: John F. VESPA
City: Peoria
Age: 79
Death:Jan. 28, 1999, at home
Birth:Dec. 6, 1919, Toluca
Mother: Teresa Bartolomucci
Marriage:Margaret " Mary" C. Teegan, Jan. 17, 1947, Peoria
Preceded in Death: 3 Brothers, 2 Sister, 1 Grandaughter
Burial:Resurrection Cemetery
Notes:Picture, Army Veteran of WWII
Sat., Jan. 30, 1999 / Peoria Journal Star, B4 [Facts Extracted by Candi Horton]

Joyce Vorrhees

DUNLAP- Services for Joyce L. Voorhees, 66 of [address omitted], who was pronounced dead at 2:05 a.m. Friday, April 24, 1998 in the emergency room at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Prospect United Methodist Church in Dunlap. The Rev. Ron Dickinson will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the church. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery in Dunlap. Wilton Mortuary in Peoria is in charge of arrangements. She died from injuries suffered in a car-truck accident in rural Peoria late Thursday.
Born June 26, 1931 in Bartonville to Fred and Edna Freimouth Wisenburg, she married Robert W. Vorrhees on May 12, 1956 in Peoria. He died March 7, 1990. Two brothers also preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter [name omitted], one son [name omitted]; four sisters [names omitted] and three grand-children.
She was a sales clerk at Target for the past two years. She was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church.
[Unknown newspaper, c. 1998; Submitted by: Researcher Michelle Gunawan,]

Otho Nance
Otho "Bud" Nance, 78, of 1026 S. Shelley died at 11:15 a.m. Monday, May 10, 1993, at his home.
Born Sept. 12, 1914, in Easton to Otis and Elsie Haynes Nance, he married Florene Toland on July 21, 1939, in Havana. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Dorothy Raines of Bellevue and Georgia Baker of Lynchburg, Va.; one sister, Dorothy Bubert of Havana;
seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. One sister preceded him in death.
He worked at Hiram Walker & Sons for 40 years, retiring in 1981.
He was a member of Maxwell Road Church of God in Bartonville, where services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday.
The Rev. Keith Simmons will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 tonight at Davison-Fulton Western Chapel in Peoria, and one half-hour before services at the church.
Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens. [Peoria Journal Star, May 12, 1993, Page: D7; contributed by: Sara Hemp]

Peggy Quin
Peggy L. Quin, 66, of 319 W. Fort St. died at 12:16 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 1997, at her home. Born Aug. 12, 1931, in DuQuoin to Richard D. and Freda E. Dikeman Chipman, she married Keith E. Quin on Oct. 8, 1950, in Farmington. He survives. Also surviving are her mother of Farmington; one son, Bernard of Peoria; one daughter, Bonnie Suydam of Farmington; one sister, Patricia Threw of Farmington; and five grandchildren. She owned and operated Peg's Patch Work. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the PEO Chapter AE. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home. The Rev. David Lindemer will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Memorials may be made to her church. [Peoria Journal Star,September 21, 1997, Donated by Londie Benson... Sept. 2000]

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