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Herbert L. Badgett
Pocahontas, AR -- Herbert L. Badgett, 57, passed away at his home in New Athens, Ill., June 21, (1982).  He was born April 23, 1925 at Supply (AR) to Mrs. Dora Badgett of Randolph Home and the late John Badgett.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Tina Crossen Badgett of the home; a daughter, Lottie; six sons, Jerry and Kevin of the home, Glenn of Kentucky, Gerald, Mark and Wayne of Belleville, Ill.; four sisters, Betty King and Elsie Blair of Maynard, AR and Josie Robins and Lucie Kalstrom of Rockford, Ill.  A son, Larry, preceded him in death.  Services were held June 24 at 2:00 p.m. at King Funeral Home in Sparta, Ill., Rev. Richard Reid officiating.  Burial was held at Caledonia Cemetery, Sparta, Ill.  -- [Pocahontas (AR) Star Herald, July 1, 1982; contributed by Freda Roberts]

H. Bagwell

H. Bagwell, of 609 North 8th Street, died yesterday at St. Mary's hospital from the effects of a fall while atMorris & Co., last Friday afternoon, when it was said he had an attack of apoplexy.  He is 57 years ofage.  The funeral will be held Monday morning from the residence with interment at Walnut Hill cemetery, Belleville. Degen-Doussard has charge... [E. St. Louis Journal, 30 June 1912.]

Herman Barnickol
Jail-Bird Kills a Sheriff
Belleville, Ills, Jan 29 - Sheriff Herman Barnickol, of St. Clair county, died Satuday night in consequence of a wound inflicted by Benton Revelle, a prisoner of the county jail, who, with 8 others, attempted to escape after overpowering Turnkey Fred B. Phillips Jan. 13.  Barnickol's left arm was amputated at the shoulder blade five hours before his death.  The sheriff killed his slayer during the fight with the jail breakers.  Two of his brothers are citizens of Chicago.  His aged mother and his wife, who played a heroic part in preventing the jail delivery, also survive him. [Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 29 Jan. 1900]

Jarmila Batha
Jarmila "Millie" Batha, nee Lidisky, 94, of Belleville, died Sunday, May 10, 1992 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, CSA Lodge Estlian #404 [Czech Society of America]. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Batha; parents Vaclav and Rosalia, nee Valta, Lidisky; four brothers, Frank, Charles, Joseph, and William Lidisky; two sisters, Anna Swacil, and Pat Bossler. Surviving are four children, Helen Marie Randle, Frank M. Batha, Mrs. Glen (Juanita) Kaemmerer, Mrs. William (Vilma) Meier, all of Belleville; three sisters, Clara Benesh of Belleville, Mary Beller of Belleville, r=Rose Kirkwood of Anna, IL; six grandchildren, Frank M. Batha Jr.; C. Valorie Gansmann, Carlyle "Casey" Batha, Glen E. Kaemmerer Jr.; Kevin K. Kaemmerer, Barry Randle and dight great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 a.m. Tuesday at Kurzus Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dan Patterson officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Friends may call after 3:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Pleasant Valley Baptist Church or to the CSA Scholarship Fund.
[Death Notice from Unnamed Newspaper, Belleville, IL; dated March 1994]

Veda Ellen Bean
Veda Ellen Bean, nee Marlett, age 77, of Cahokia, Ill., died August 9, (1982) at Briarcliff Nursing Home in Cahokia.  She was a member of Maplewood Church of Christ, Cahokia.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William Bean. She is survived by four sons, Vernon and Jack Bean, both of Cahokia, Dorman Bean of Overland, Mo., and Jim Bean of Florissant, Mo; a brother, Lucian Marlett of Pocahontas (AR); 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. August 11 at Braun Colonial Funeral Home, Cahokia, William Earnhart officiating. Burial was in Christian Cemetery in Fredericktown, Mo. -- [Pocahontas (AR) Star Herald, Aug 19, 1982; contributed by Freda Roberts.]

John Beck
Mr. John Beck, a well known young man, died at the county hospital at 3 o'clock Wednesday morning, March 11, 1891, aged thirty six years and nine months.  About one week before last Christmas the deceased was kicked on the abdomen by a mule, and he was unable to continue his labors.  He was given medical attendance but grew weaker as time went on, and it was noticed that he was dwindling away.  He was given all the care necessary at the Eagle hotel in this city, but was removed to the county farm last week, his condition making this necessary, where he died at the above stated time.  He was born in Germany and came to this country with his parents when quite young.  His parents died years ago, and he leaves no known relatives hereabouts.  He was a member of Harmonia Lodge NO. 563, Order of the Harugarl, which Order took charge of the remains and brought them to this city.  The funeral took place yesterday. Rev. Hempelmann, of the Ev. Prot. church, held the services. The members of Harmonia Lodge attended in a body.  Interment was made in the city cemetery...Mascoutah Herald, 13 March 1891

The personal property of the late John Beck will be sold at public auction at Mr. George Meyer's place in this city, on Saturday afternoon, April 11th

Frances Becker

Died at Belleville, Aug. 28, of consumption, Miss Frances Becker, aged 18 years, daughter of Vincent Becker of this city.
[September 7, 1871, The Henry Republican, Henry, IL - Submitted by Nancy Piper ]

Mary Beisiegel
Mrs. Beisiegel dies here at 76
Mrs. Mary Beisiegel, 76 of 421 East B Street died at 2 oclock Saturday afternoon at the home of her son, Melvin F Beisiegel, 323 South 11th Street. She entered St Elizabeth's Hospital on April 27 and was dismissed May 22. After leaving the hospital, she resided at her son's home. Mrs. Beisiegel was born in Lenzburg March 1, 1886 and was a daughter o fhte late Mr and Mrs Adolph Golsch nee Theresa Schlosser. She married Edward G. Beisiegel a farmer in New Baden Nov. 13, 1901. He died Feb. 20, 1950. Surviving are 4 children: Melvin, Anna wife of Fred Berkel, 702 S High Street, Miss Peral Beisiegel, 222 West Washington Street, and mrs. Bertha Berkel, 421 East B Street; six grandchildre; three brothers; George Golsch of Lakewood, California; Adolph Golsch of New Baden and Anton Golsch of East St. Louis. Mrs. Margaret Gerhardt, 416 .  
[May 28, 1962 News Democrat - Donated by Pat Ray Scheele]

Mary K. Beller
Mary K. Beller, nee Lidisky, 92, of Belleville, Illinois, born October 8, 1901, in Czechoslovakia, died Friday, March 11, 1994, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, Illinois. Mrs. Beller was the retired owner/operator of Beller Confectionary in Swansea, IL; a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ and the 55 Plus Club at the church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Jack" Beller; parents, William and Rosalie, nee Walta, Lidisky; a daughter in infanty, Rosalie Beller; four brothers, Frank, Bill, Joe and Charlie Lidisky; and three sisters, Pat Bossler, Millie Batha and Annie Swacil. Surviving are two sons, Frank (Wildamae) Brestal and James (Margaret) Brestal, both of Belleville, IL; two sisters, Clara Benesh of Belleville, IL, and rose Kirkwood of Anna, IL; six grandchildren, Willard "Bill" (Joan) Brestal, Robert C. (Janet) Brestal, Mary Ann "Toni" (Carl) Sansone, Barbara McGhee, Berkeley (Martyn) Lucas and Brooks (Kim) Brestal; eight great grandchildren, Harold and Daniel Brestal, Jennifer and Kimberley Brestal, Christopher and Jeffrey Playter, Aimee Playter, Jade McGhee, Christopher Tutza and Olivia Brestal; a great-great-grandchild, Brandon Brestal; and a sister-in-law, Sylvia Lidisky. Cremation will be held at Valhalla Crematory in Belleville, IL. There will be no visitation or funeral services, per Mrs. Beller's request. Arrangements by Pete Gaerdner Funeral Home, Belleville. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Clara Lidisky Benesh
CLARA LIDISKY BENESH, posted in newspaper dated Tuesday, July 28, 1998 CLARA BENESH, nee LIDISKY, age 104, of Belleville, Illinois, born April 21, 1894, in the town of Osek, Czech Republic, died Sunday, July 26, 1998, at the Lincoln Nursing Home, Belleville, Illinois.
Mrs. Benesh came to the United States of America in 1910 at the age of 16. Being able to talke German as well as Czech, she worked as a housegirl in St. Louis, MO., for the Collins family and the Anheuser family of beer fame. She married JERRY BENESH in St. Louis, MO., in 1913, with whom she had eight children; their first pair of twins died at the age of 1 year. Her husband, Jerry, died in 1936 at the age of 46 and left her with six children, the youngest being 9 years of age. Besides her husband, preceding her in death were three sons, CHARLES, JERRY jr., and WILLIAM; a daughter, HELEN; three brothers, CHARLES, JOSEPH and WILLIAM LIDISKY; and four sisters, ANNA (SWANCIL), JARMILA (BATHA), MARY (BELLAR) and PATRICIA (BOSSLER). Surviving are a son FRANK (YARMILLA) BENESH of Maryville, Illinois; a daughter, GEORGINA BENESH of Jacksonville, Illinois; 11 grandchildren, RICHARD (SANDY) BENESH of Jonesboro, Arkansas, LARRY (NANCY) BENESH of Maryville, IL, JANICE (DAVID) KROETER of Jonesboro, Arkansas, BOBBIE JEAN BENESH, DEBORAH BENESH, JUDY (BILL) BENTON of Cahokia, IL, PATRICIA (JACK) OLSEN, JAYNE BENISH, CHARLES (CATHY) BENISH and MICHAEL BENISH, all of Minnesota and DIANA WEST of Colorado; 23 great grandchildren; 8 great great grandchildren; a sister, ROSE KIRKWOOD of Anna, IL; a sister-in-law, SYLVIA LIDISKY of Fairview Heights, IL; daughters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Kassly Mortuary, Fairview Heights, IL. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 30, 1998 at the Kassly Mortuary Chapel with Father Clyde Grogan officiating. Interment will be in the Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

E.W. Benson

67, of 508 N. 13th st., E. St. Louis was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Mary's hospital. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday at the Kassly chapel. Burial will be in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Belleville. Mr. Benson was born in Logan ounty, Colo. and lived in E. St. Louis for 45 years. Survivors include his wife, Irene, a son Donald W. Benson, stationed with the U.S. Army in California, a sister Mrs. Lydia Benson Guyton, brother, Edward L. Benson both of E.St. Louis.
[E. St. Louis Journal, March 23, 1959, ]

Robert Woodrow Bergmire

Newspaper: East St. Louis Journal
Submitters Name: Michael Bergmire

Robert Bergmire Dies at Age of 56
Robert Bergmire, 56 of 1516 Pleasant View Drive, French Village, died at 12:40 a.m. Sunday at Centreville Township Hospital following an extended illness. He was a driver for the former Burke Funeral Home, East St. Louis. A son of the late Fred and Carolina Bergmire, he was born in Belleville on June 26, 1913.
Surviving are his wife, Venita "Mickey" Bergmire, nee Cherry; two sons, Robert C. "Butch" Bergmire, French Village and Michael Bergmire, DeSoto, Mo.; three sisters, Gertrude, wife of Felton Koch, Cleveland, Ohio; Marguerite, wife of John Kostyo, Columbus, Ohio; and Minnette, wife of William Woods, 31 Farthing Lane, Belleville; and four grandchildren.
Mr. Bergmire was a former treasurer of the French Village Volunteer Fire Department.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Holten Funeral Home, East St. Louis to Mr. Hope Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Fox, pastor of State Street Baptist Church, East St. Louis, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. [NOTES - Date of death was 19 Apr 1970. Date of Burial was 22 Apr 1970.

Elizabeth Bernius
Mrs. Elizabeth Bernius, nee Hoering, wife of Mr. George L. Bernius, died on Monday, March 30th, 1891, at 12:30 o'clock p.m., after an illness of ten days duration, of paralysis, aged fifty years, two months and twenty five days.
Deceased was born in Lebanon, this county, January 5th, 1841. She was twice married.  first to Jacob Fink in December of 1859, who died four years later.  On the 16th of April, 1865, she was married to her surviving husband.  Two children were the result of her first marriage and four of her second marriage.  Of the latter, one died in infancy.  Besides her husband, she leaves three sons, Henry J. Fink, Otto J. Fink and Emil Bernius, and two daughters, Ida and Ellse Bernius; also one grandchild and one sister, Mrs. Fred Schubek---, to mourn her death.
The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, from the residence on East Mill street, to the Mascoutah City cemetery. Rev. Humpelmann, of the Ev. Prot. church of this city, held the funeral services. [Mascoutah Herald, 3 April 1891]

The late Mrs. George Bernius held a life insurance policy in the Metropolitan of New York for the amount of $110, which was paid by the Company's representative yesterday...10 April, 1891

Charles Bertrand
Charles Bertrand, of 1720 Fiske Ave. died at Alexian Brothers Hospital yesterday. Funeral arrangements not made yet. Benner-Brichel has charge.   [East St. Louis Journal, November 19,1903 - Donated by Billie Trail]

Mary A. Betz
Mary A. Betz died at her home on N. Roney St. at 5:30 Wed. morning after many months of suffering at the advanced age of 72 years, 7 months and 29 days.  She leaves to mourn her loss seven children; four boys and three girls.  Miss Mary A. Shantz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Shantz, was born September 15, 1831 in Pennsylvania.   She was married in Belleville, Illinois, October 15, 1853 to Mathias Betz.   To this union were born ten children, three of whom died in infancy.   Seven of the children, four boys, Jacob, John, August and Louis and three girls, Barbara Reis (wife of George Reis), Katy Lortz and Mary Peterson, all of whom live in or near Carl Junction.  Her husband died February 22, 1904, almost three years ago.  [Carl Junction Standard, Carl Junction, Missouri, 18 Jan 1907]

Mathias Betz
Mr. Betz died at his home Monday, February 22, 1904 at 8:35 p.m., age 77 years and 12 days.   Mathias Betz was born in Darmstadt, Germany, on the tenth day of February, 1827.   He emigrated to the state of New York in 1838.   In 1851 he went to the state of Illinois.   On October 15, 1855, at Belleville, Illinois, he was married to Miss Mary Schantz.   To this union were born ten children, three of whom died in infancy.   Four boys and three girls survive him.   All are married and live within a short distance of Carl Junction.   They are Jacob, John, Gus and Louie Betz, Mrs. George Reis, Mrs. Monroe Lortz and Mrs. Robert Peterson.  His aged companion survives him.
[Carl Junction Standard, Carl Junction, Missouri, 23 Feb. 1904]

Adolph H. Bieser
The funeral was held Monday for Adolph H. Bieser, 84-year-old retired carpenter of 120 West George Street. Mr. Bieser died at 5:45 p.m. Friday at Memorial Hospital. Seriously ill for three weeks, Mr. Bieser entered the hospital at 3:15 o'clock Friday afternoon.
He was born September 18, 1876 at Fayetteville, a son of the late Adam and Celestine Bieser, nee Richard. He married the former Hilda Fries in Engelmann Township, September 16, 1906.
Besides his wife he is survived by a son, Adolph J. Bieser, St. Louis; two daughters, Elma, wife of Oscar Friederich, Chicago, and Florence, wife of Melvin Ebel, San Mateo, Calif., and four grandchildren. six brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
Mr. Bieser was a member of the Modern Woodmen.
The funeral was held at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon from the Clyde Hoercher Funeral Home, Mascoutah, to the Mascoutah City Cemetery. The Rev. John C. Riggs, pastor of St. John's United Church of Christ, Mascoutah, officiated.
[Mascoutah Herald, January 18, 1961 - donated by Sandy Petri]

Amanda I. Bieser
Mrs. Amanda I. Bieser, 75, of 203 West Poplar Street, died at 2:45 p.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Hosptial about five hours after she was stricken at her home.
A daughter of the late George and Christina Karch, nee Lintz, she was born in Mascoutah on April 9, 1893. She married Edwin J. Bieser in Belleville on Jan. 19, 1917. Mr. Bieser, a butcher, died Nov. 28, 1940.
Surviving are two daughters, Ione, wife of Leroy Klingel and Mrs. Shirley Hecker, both of this city; a brother, Alvin Karch and a sister, Aurelia, wife of Edgar Kolb, both of Lebanon, and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister.
Mrs. Bieser was a member of St. John United Church of Christ, the Women's Guild of the church and the Senior Citizens Club of Mascoutah.
The funeral was held at 3:30 p.m. Monday from the Moll Funeral Home, to Mascoutah City Cemetery. The Rev. John C. Riggs, pastor of St. John Church, officiated.
[Mascoutah Herald, April 26, 1968 - Donated by Sandy Petri]

Edwin J. Bieser
Edwin J. Bieser, 45 year old butcher of Mascoutah, died at 8 o'clock last night at the Veterans hospital, Jefferson Barracks, where he had been under treatment for two weeks.
Born at Fayetteville, Feb. 5, 1895, he was a son of George and Elizabeth Koester Bieser. The mother survives, residing at Fayetteville. The father died in 1931.
He leaves his widow, Mrs. Amanda Karch Bieser, whom he married at Belleville, Oct. 9, 1917; two daughters, Jane and Shirley, at home; and four sisters, Amanda, wife of Albert Sauerwein, Belleville; Mrs. Amelia Petri, Fayetteville; Clara, wife of Albert Gansmann, and Lydia, wife of Nicholas Gansmann, Belleville.
Bieser was a war veteran and a member of the American Legion, Post 292, at Mascoutah.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at St. John's Evangelical church, Mascoutah. Rev. A.W. Hoelscher will officiate. Interment will be in the Mascoutah city cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Moll funeral home at Mascoutah until noon Sunday when it will be removed to the church....  
[BELLEVILLE DAILY ADVOCATE, November 29, 1940 - donated by Sandy Petri]

George Bieser
Former Member of County Board of Supervisors Succumbs After Six Months Illness.
George Bieser, 73, retired butcher and prominent resident of Fayetteville, died at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home of heart disease. He was ill six months.
Bieser, at the time of his death, was town clerk of Fayetteville township, justice of the peace of Fayetteville, and president of the Workingmen's Aid Society of Fayetteville. He headed the society, a German body, for 27 years, 25 years in succession and the last two years.
He formerly represented Fayetteville township on the St. Clair county board of supervisors, being a supervisor for 12 years. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias of Fayetteville, and the Fayetteville Turn und Lese (Reading) Verein.
Bieser conducted a meat market at Fayetteville from 1883 to 1929, when he retired. Previously he worked for his late father, Adam Bieser, also a butcher at Fayetteville.
Bieser was born Nov. 15, 1857, at St. Louis, a son of the late Adam and Celestina Bieser, who moved to Fayetteville when Bieser was a boy. He married Elizabeth Koester at Fayetteville, May 1, 1883.
He is survived by his widow and five children: Amanda, wife of Albert Sauerwein of Belleville; Amelia, wife of Henry Petri, of Fayetteville township; Cora, wife of Albert Gansmann, of Belleville; Lydia, wife of Nicholas Gansmann, of Belleville, and Edwin Bieser, of Mascoutah. Four other children died in infancy. He is also survived 11 grandchildren, and the following four brothers and two sisters: Adolph Bieser, of Mascoutah; Joseph, of Belleville; Frank, of Los Angeles, Calif.; Jacob, of Cillinsville; Mrs. Jacob Ohl, and Mrs. Emma Schmitzmeier, both of Mascoutah.
The funeral will be held at two o'clock Sunday afternoon from the Bieser home with interment in the Fayetteville Evangelical cemetery. Rev. J. H. Koenig, pastor of Fayetteville Evangelical church, will officiate.
[BELLEVILLE DAILY ADVOCATE, May 22, 1931 - Donated by Sandy Petri]

Hilda C. Bieser
Mrs. Hilda C. Bieser, 80, of 120 West George Street, died at 10:10 o'clock Tuesday morning at Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for a week following a cerebral hemorrhage.
A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Fries, nee Freivogel, she was born in Engelmann Township on October 6, 1881. She married Adolph H. Bieser at Mascoutah, September 26, 1906. Mr. Bieser, a former carpenter, died January 13, 1961.
Surviving are a son, adolph J. Bieser, St. Louis; two daughters, Elma, wife of Oscar Friederich, Chicago, and Florence, wife of Melvin Ebel, San Mateo, Calif., a brother, Elvin J. Fries, R.R. 1, Mascoutah, and four grandchildren. Four brothers and a sister preceded her in death.
Mrs. Bieser was a member of St. Johns United Church of Christ, Mascoutah, the Women't Guild of the church and the royal Neighbors of America.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday from the Clyed Hoercher Funeral Home, to the Mascoutah City Cemetery. The Rev. John C. Riggs, pastor of St. Johns Church, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.
[Mascoutah Herald, July 31, 1962 - Donated by Sandy Petri]

Mrs. Zoe Bilderback
Mrs. Zoe Bilderback, 76, of East St. Louis, died Tuesday, April 13, 1965, in Christian Welfare Hospital in East St. Louis. A former Ava resident, she was born in Ava on Sep 15, 1888, the daughter of Peter and Ruthie Smith Carr. She married Wm. Newton Underwood in 1909, and they had two daughters, Clara Bernice and Mary Evelyn. He died in 1919. She married William Alva Bilderback in St. Charles, MO on April 16, 1925. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ava. She leaves her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Donald Brown of East St. Louis; sisters, Mrs. Mollie Fischer of Granite City and Mrs. Alice of St. Louis, MO; a brother, Walter B. Carr of Illmo, MO; and one grandson. A daughter preceded her in death. Funeral services will be at 12:45 pm Friday in the Wilson Funeral Home in Ava. Burial will be in Ava Evergreen cemetery.

William Henry Blumhorst
William Henry Blumhorst, 87-year-old retired farmer died of infirmities of age at 8:30 o'clock Monday morning in the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Henry and Elenora Schrader, one-fourth mile north of Fayetteville, where he had made his home. Mr. Blumhorst resided in St. Louis for many years until 1919 when he moved to Fayetteville. He retired from farming a number of years ago.
He was born atStone Church, Washington county, on April 30, 1859, a son of the late Henry and Mary Blumhorst, nee Guesterkoetter. He married Christiana Hasenjaeger in St. Louis on October 11, 1891.
Surviving besides his wife and his daughter are a step-brother, John Nolte, Johannesburg, Ill., six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
He was a member of the Concordia Aid Society, Branch 1 of St. Louis.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. tomorrow from the Zion Lutheran church with Rev. R.C. Fessler officiating. Interment will be in the City cemetery.
 [Mascoutah Herald, February 26, 1947 - Donated by Sandy Petri]

Andrew Boehm, Sr.
Andrew Boehm Sr., who for twenty-eight years manipulated a back hoe and carried the mail between Belleville and Millstadt, died at his home in the latter place last Saturday, aged 68 years. He leaves surviving his widow, two sons and one daughter. The funeral took place last Monday.
[Belleville Weekly Advocate, 9/6/1889 - Submitted By Kerry Boehm]

Helen Boges
Helen Boges, the 6 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Boges of 908a North 17th Street, died Saturday morning. Funeral this afternoon at 2 o'clock, to Mt. Hope cemetery. Broeggelmeyer has charge...
 [E. St. Louis Journal, 30 June, 1912.]

Bollman (child)
There are some cases of scarlet fever in the vicinity of St. Libory, in this county. A child of Mr. BOLLMAN died of the disease, a day or two ago, and he is also prostrated with it himself.  [27 September 1884 - East St. Louis Gazette]

Frances Boyle
Frances L. Boyle, 93, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2006, at her home in Independence Village where she had lived for the past five years.  Prior to moving to Naperville she had been a resident of Marissa, Illinois.  She was born July 6, 1912 in Marissa where she had lived most of her adult life. She married Samuel W. Boyle in 1936, and they owned  and operated the Marissa Dry Cleaners and then became owners of the Boyle Furniture and Hardware Store.  Frances was a member of the Marissa  Presbyterian Church where she served as deaconess and an active member of the Evelyn Cathcart Missionary Circle.  She was also a member and past president of the Marissa Woman's Club and a member of the town Historical Society.  Frances loved to be a part of the activities at Stitches-N-Stuffing in Naperville owned by her daughter Beryl.  She was preceded in death by her husband Samuel W. Boyle...  She is survived by her two daughters, Beryl Sue Coulson of Naperville, Ill. and Virginia Sanert of Springfield, Ill; four grandchildren, Sarah Coulson, Susan (Jeff) Drennan, Mike (Amy) Hayer and Rhonda (Tim) Carter; five great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Lindsey Drennan, Henry and Jack Hayer and Jessica Carter.  Memorials may be made to the Marissa Presbyterian Church.   Visitation: Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 24, 2006, at Marissa Presbyterian Church.  Funeral:  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 24, 2006, at the Marissa Presbyterian Church, Marissa, Ill., with the Rev. James Ryan officiating.   Interment will be in Marissa Cemetery   An additional memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2006, 7:00 p,m, at Independence Village, Naperville, Ill.    Beidelman Kunsch Funeral Home, Naperville, Ill. [Belleville News-Democrat, March 22, 2006; Sub. by Kathyrn Todd]

Jessie L. Bradley
Jessie Lorene nee WRIGHT BRADLEY 88 of Collinsville, Il died Oct. 13, 2004 at her residence.  She was born March 30, 1916 in Willisville, Il. (Perry Co.) Her husband of 67 years  Clyde R. BRADLEY survives. Her daughter, Linda K.FUNKHOUSER of Collinsville, sister, Kathryn PEARL of St. Louis, 2 grandchildren,  6 great-grandchildren, 1 nephew, 3 nieces also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Dora nee CROW WRIGHT, one granddaughter, one nephew, one neice and one brother-in-law.
Burial in St. Johns Cemetery, Collinsville, Il.

Pearl Britton
Pearl Britton, a negress, was found dead in a box car. The verdict of the jury was death from causes unknown.
[E. St. Louis Daily Journal, 1 July 1919]

Caroline E. Brown
Mrs. C.E. Brown Dead:  This morning George L. and C.L. Brown received messages announcing the death of their mother, Mrs. Caroline E. Brown, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Carrie B. Hoyt, in Kansas City, Kan. Mrs. Brown has been an invalid for the past five years, what is commonly known as creeping paralysis being the cause. Had Mrs. Brown lived until July 26, she would have celebrated her 76th year. The funeral services will be held tomorrow in Kansas City, Kan., and the interment at College Hill cemetery, Lebanon, Ill., probably on Friday. Her sons, George L. and C.L. Brown will leave for Kansas City this evening and it is probably that their wives will accompany them to Illinois. Mrs. Brown had scores of friends in this city who will deeply regret to hear of her death, and will extend profound sympathy to the family. [Arkansas City Daily Traveler, (Arkansas City, Kansas); Wednesday, May 21, 1902, page 8; transcribed by Judy Mayfield]

Emeline Phillips Browning
Mrs. Emeline Phillips Browning was born in St. Clair Co. IL. March 27, 1848, died Feb. 23, 1909. Age 60 years 10 months and 27 days.
Deceased was united in marriage to Mr. John Browning of St. Clair Co. IL. Feb. 21, 1867 and who still survives his wife. To this union was born nine children, seven sons and two daughters, Mrs Clara Pugh and Mrs Sarah Benedict of Pinckneyville, IL., Jeremia of Denmark and Clifton who is still at home with the father. William, Wesley, Eugene and Clifford being dead. The deceased also leaves two brothers, Geo. Phillips of Belleville, and Wm. D. of Centralia, and one sister Mrs Louisa Quick of Gillman, IL. Two sisters being dead, Mrs Elizabeth Hill and Mrs Amanda Wood, also four grandchildren.
Deceased united with the Old St. Clair Richland Baptist church of Monroe Co. IL. about 30 years ago and of which she remained a member until 18 years ago when Mr Browning and she moved to Perry co. near Denmark, IL. then by letter she joined the Baptist Church of Denmark and continued a faithful member until the time of her death.  Funeral services were held at the family home northeast of Cutler Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock Feb. 25th and was conducted by Rev. Payne of Pinckneyville. Interment at the Mound cemetery near Cutler...
[Donated by Shayne Pugh]

John G. Browning
John G. Browning was born near Lenzburg, St. Clair County Illinois, April 23, 1848 and died in Cutler, Ill. Perry county Nov. 7, 1914 aged 66 years, 6 months and 14 days.  In Oct. 1863 he enlisted in Co. I 32nd Illinois Infantry and served until April 1865. He was with Gen. Sherman on his march to the sea. He was united in marriage to Emeline Phillips Feb. 21, 1867, and to this union were born 9 children, 4 dying in early childhood. The family ties were broken Feb. 23, 1907 when his beloved wife passed to the home of the redeemed, prepared for those who love Him. Five loving children who survive were at his bedside. They are Jeremiah Browning of Tilden, Ill., George A. and Clifton A. of Cutler, Mrs Clara V. Pugh and Mrs Sarah E. Benedict of Cutler. Also 8 grandchildren, one having passed to the great beyond some time ago. They are left to mourn the death of a kind loving father and grandfather. One sister, Mrs. Nancy Cobb of Lane Dewitt Co. Ill. also survives. Funeral services were conducted at the home of his daughter. Mrs. Pugh on Monday, Nov. 9, 1914 at 10 o'clock, by Rev. R. H. Barr. Interment in the Cutler cemetery. The bereaved children have our heartfelt sympathy in their hour of bereavement. May God bind up their broken hearts and cause each one to look up higher than this mortal life is the prayer of their many friends...
[Donated by Shayne Pugh]


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