Henry A. Jacobs

Taken From the Henry Republican
April 30, 1874

Died in Magnolia township, April 25, of lung fever, Henry A., aged 20 months, twin son of Robert Jacobs.

John William Jackson


March 15, 1877
Died at Peabody, Marion county, Kansas, February 23, of strangulated rupture, John William Jackson, aged 33 years, 3 months, 16 days, Son-in-law to F. H. Hartsock of Clear Creek, Putnam county. Mr. Jackson formerly lived at Melvin, Ford county.

Aaron Jeffers

March 4, 1880
Taken From the Henry Republican

Died at Snachwine, Feb. 27th, of lung fever, Aaron Jeffers.  The deceased was born in Chester county, Pa., December 27, 1836.  He enlisted in the 19th regiment, Michigan volunteers, served nearly four yars in the army as private, sargeant, and lieutenant; was with Sherman in this march to the sea; was taken prisoner and confined in the Libby prison and exchanged. Since his discharge he had been employed as engineer on the T. P. & W. R. R.  During the last four years he has been engaged with Mr. O. P. Carroll of Snachwine in the grain trade.  He was truly one of nature's noblemen; to know him was to respect him; his heart and purse were ever open to the call of the distressed.  He had no enemies; every man, woman and child in his neighborhood liked him.  He always had a kind word and a loving smile for all.  Party and sect had no influence over him; he was not a believer in creeds; his rule of life seemed to be to do all the good he could for his fellowman. He was an industrious, upright, honest, moral man, with all the virtues of manhood, without its vices.  By his death, we have lost a good neighbor, a friend in need, and a brother in distress.  He leaves a sorrowing wife and one child, who have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.  His funeral was largely attended.  We have seldom seen so much genuine heartfelt sorrow at the death of a neighbor, as was expressed at his grave.  All mourned his death as an irreparable loss to the neighborhood.  May he rest in peace.

J. F. M.

Blaine Jenkins
The Montana Plaindealer (Helena, Mont.), March 16, 1906, Image 2
While crossing Illinois river in a boat from Bureau to Hennepin with the United States mails, Blaine Jenkins, the mail carrier; Perry McWhorter, a grain buyer, both of Hennepin, Ill., and William Bentley, a barber of Chicago, were drowned.

Lisa Jenkins

June 11, 1991

Toluca Girl Killed In Single Car Accident Monday Night

Lisa Jenkins, 16, of 113 Linden in Toluca, was the victim of a fatal one car accident in LaSalle Count last night (Monday, June 10, 1991). According to the LaSalle County Sheriff's Dept., the accident happened at 11:50 PM on North 0 Road, about 2 miles south and 1 1/2 miles west of Dana, Illinois. This is the county line road between LaSalle and Marshall County. Jenkins was the driver of a 1985 Chevrolet Celebrity. Preliminary reports indicate she was driving west on North 0 Road when she apparently lost control and went into the south ditch.

Mrs. Elizabeth Leech (nee Jerrow)

Putnam Record
October 19, 1899


Mrs. Joseph Leech, who has been an invalid for several months, died …?……. the time to her bed. At times she suffered terribly, and may times it was thought she could not possibly survive another attack, but she lingered until October 12, when she passed peacefully to the beyond.

Elizabeth Hunter Jerrow was born June 15, 1853 in County Antrim, Ireland. At the age of 16 she came to America, locating in Putnam county, where she has since resided. She was united in marriage with Joseph Leech, March 15, 1876. To them were born three children, Katie, Thomas and Mamie, whom she has seen reach the age of man and womanhood. She also leave two grandchildren, Fern and George, daughter and son of George and Katie McCain. She was a kind and indulgent mother.

Funeral services were held in the Congregational church last Sunday at 2 o'clock p.m., conducted by Rev. D. S. Andrewartha, after which the remains were laid to rest in Riverside cemetery. The funeral was largely attended by relatives and friends, who, by their presence, testified to the esteem in which deceased was held by all.

Alfred Johnson

Henry News Republican

October 19, 1933

A. Johnson of Florid Passes Away Saturday

Alfred Johnson, 63, for more than 30 years a farmer in the vicinity of Florid, died at 1 a.m. Saturday at his home where he had been ill the last two weeks suffering from a paralytic stroke. He was born at Varna and lived in that vicinity until his marriage to Miss Minnie Schaefer, when they moved to Granville, where they resided for a time. About 30 years ago they moved to Florid where they farmed and where later he purchased a farm.

Mr. Johnson was a member of the Swedish Lutheran church of Granville. Surviving him are the following children, Mrs. Elizabeth Paulson, Frank Johnson of Morris, Edgar Johnson of Joliet, and Vernon Johnson of Hennepin. Three brothers and three sisters, Axel, August and Gus, of Varna, Anna, Ada and Augusta of Rockford, also survive.

Last rites were held Monday afternoon at the Swedish Lutheran church, and burial was made in the Varna cemetery.

John M. Johnson

Taken From the Henry Republican, Henry, IL

February 7, 1929

The passing of John M. Johnson

John M. Johnson died at his home near Florid Saturday morning February 2, 1929 after an illness of three months during which time he suffered greatly with dropsy. He became a member of the Presbyterian church of Florid about 15 years ago and served as elder of such church some 12 to 14 years. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Reverend A.H. Lavin after which the remains were conveyed to the Riverside cemetery in Hennepin and laid to rest. H.L. Dysert of Granville was the mortician in charge. Friends extend their sympathy to Mrs. Johnson and children. The children attending the funeral from a distance were Mrs. Alma Sorrinson of Lacon, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Johnson of Ottawa, and Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Peterson of Oglesby.

William R. Johnson

Taken From the Henry Republican
March 11, 1897 - Mt. Palatine
The people of Mt. Palatine were shocked Monday afternoon on learning of the sad death of Wm. R. Johnson, who had been staying at Dr. McGee’s the past year. He was found dead on his bed about 3:30 p.m. The coroner was summoned and an inquest held. The jury returned the verdict: “The cause of death unknown.” His folks were telegraphed to at Athens, Ill., and his uncle, Mr. Hedrick, and his brother, Allen Johnson, arrived Tuesday afternoon. After a short song service on Wednesday morning, the body was shipped to Athens by way of Peoria. The funeral was held Thursday at 2 p.m. Mr. Johnson was a young man, 21 years old, an expert painter and paper hanger. Mrs. McGee accompanies the body to Athens. She returned Friday.

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