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ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS OBITUARIES


Anna Margaretha Ganz
Anna Margaretha Ganz, an aged lady of this city, died on Sunday evening at 7 o'clock, March 29th, 1891, at the ripe old age of eighty three years, three months and twelve days.
Deceased was born in Reichlos, Hessen Darmstadt, Germany, on the 17th of December, 1807, where she was also married to John Ganz in 1829.  They came to American in 1837, and located in St. Louis December of the same year, where they resided one year, and then came to St. Clair County and located on a farm in Shiloh Valley.  Here her husband died Nov. 10th, 1864, and in 1871, the deceased moved to Mascoutah, where she has ever since resided. Of four (note the number of children) children born to her four remain to mourn her death: Mrs. Marg. Schubert, the oldest daughter died in 1887.  The surviving ones are:  Caspar Ganz, of St. Louis; Maria Vogel, widow of John Vogel, of Freeburg; William Ganz, of Piatt County, Ill.; and Henry Ganz, of this city.  The deceased leaves, besides, twenty grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock from her late residence to the Mascoutah city cemetery.  Rev. Hempelmann, of the Ev. Prot. church conducted the service.
[Mascoutah Herald, 3 April 1891]



 Amelie Gebbie

Died on April 2d, 1891, at 1 (?) o'clock a.m.  Amelie Gebbie, nee Boesbenz, wife of John T. Gebbie, after an illness of six months duration, aged forty eight years, four months and twenty seven days.
Deceased was born in St. Louis on the 2d of November, 1842(?). She was married to Dr. George Bliekhahn January 26th, 1865, who died in St. Louis December 25th, 1879.  On December ?, 1887, she was married to her surviving husband.  Three children were born to her first union and one to the second.  Her surviving children are:  Miss G---- H. Bliekhahn, Mr. George R. Bliekhahn and Miss Nettie E. Bliekhahn.  She leaves, besides, one brother, Mr. C. P. Boesbenz, and one sister, Mrs. Lydia Niedringhaus, wife of Mr. Henry Niedringhaus, to mourn her demise.
The funeral will take place today.  Services will be hold in the Methodist church by Rev. Holtkamp at 4 o'clock.  Then the remains will be taken to St. Louis, where interment will be made on Saturday.
[Mascoutah Herald, 3 April, 1891]


Laura Eldorado Gillham, aged 1y 10d, d. on the 16th inst., in Mascoutah, Ill. Only daughter of Rev. J.S. and Mrs. E.M. Gillham. (Central Christian Advocate, Vol. 1., 26 Mar. 1853, p. 47, sub. by K. Torp)

Monsignor Charles Gilmartin
Monsignor Charles Gilmartin, Senior Priest of diocease of Belleville, IL died 16 Oct 1968 age 95 at St Elizabeth Hospital. He had been a priest for 71 years, 58 years at Sacred Heart in East St Louis. He was the son of Patrick and Bridget Gilmarton. He was the oldest of 12 children. He was born 05 Sep 1873 in Marble Hall, PA. At age 4 the family moved to Trenton, IL. In 1888 he graduated from St Francis Solanus College (now Quincy College). In 1894, he went to Austria were he graduated from the University of Innsbrull for Theology, returning to the US in 1897. He was ordained in Belleville 08 Sep 1897 and retired in July 1960.
Surviving sisters: Mrs Caroline Taggart w/o Michael of El Dorado, IL; Mrs Katherine Taggart w/o Thomas of Belleville, IL and Mrs Margaret Tierney w/o James of East St Louis, IL. Preceding him in death: sisters, Mrs Elizabeth Costello w/o John, Mrs Mary Bresnahan w/o Mike, brothers, Father Law of Cairo, Leo, John, James, Thomas and Patrick.
[The Messenger 18 Oct 1968, E St Louis, IL from Jeana Gallagher]


Friedericka Glaenzer

Mrs. Friederika Glaenzer, nee Frank, died at 2 o'clock p.m. on Monday, March 2d, 1891, aged fifty one years, four months and one day.
Deceased was born in Falkenheim, Rheinpfalz, Germany, and came to America with her parents in 1841.  Her father died during the cholera epidemic in 1849.  Her mother died in 1884. The deceased was twice married.  First to Max. Lutz in 1858, who died some years later.  In 1870 she was married to George Glaenzer, who died in 1891.  She leaves five children:  Henry Lutz, who resides in Belleville, and Gustav, Margareth, George and Charles Glaenzer, who were at home.  She also leaves three grandchildren and three sisters to mourn her death.  Her sisters are:  Mrs. Maria Lang and Mrs. Catherine Blueher, of this city, and Mrs. Margareth Ludwig, of Belleville.
The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon from her late residence to the Ev. Luth. church, where services were held by Rev. Kuehn of Belleville, and then to the Mascoutah City cemetery.

CARDS OF THANKS - We desire to extend our heartfelt thanks to all persons who so kindly assisted and rendered all aid necessary to our dear departed mother, Friederieka Glaenzer, during her long illness, and for attending the funeral, which took place on Wednesday:  Henry Lutz, Margaretha Glaenzer, Gustav Glaenzer, George Glaenzer and Charles Glaenzer.
[Mascoutah Herald, 6 March 1891]


Edward James Glasgow

DEATH OF AN ILLINOIS PIONEER.
Edward James Glasgow, eighty-eight years of age, died in St. Louis, Missouri, on the eighth of December last (1908). He was born in Belleville, St. Clair county, on the seventh of June, 1820, and was educated at St. Charles and in St. Louis. In 1840 he was appointed by President Van Buren, United States Consul at Guaymas, Mexico, and at the outbreak of the war between that republic and the United States in 1846, he enlisted in the celebrated Doniphan expedition and was elected captain of the second company of the regiment. His bravery was conspicuous in the battle of Sacramento and capture of Chihuahua. After the war closed he engaged for a while in the Santa Fe trade, during which he at one time passed over the old trail from Santa Fe to Missouri with $70,000 in silver in wagons guarded by only seventeen men. For thirty years he was in the wholesale grocery business in St. Louis and accumulated a large and valuable estate.
[Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, Volume 1 --- Jan. 1909 - Sub. by K.T.]

Mrs. Goetz

Death of Mrs. Goetz - Mrs. G. GOETZ, of 312 North Ninth street, died at 6 o'clock this morning, of dropsy. Mrs. Goetz was sixty-seven years of age and leaves a family of six children, all married, to mourn her loss. The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock, from the family residence to St. Henry's Cemetery. 25 July, 1892 - East St. Louis Journal


John Groom

Think mine man killed by train John Groom, Engineer at Richland Pit Found on Illinois Central tracks.
Apparently, the victim of a train, the body of John Groom, 64 year old mine engineer, was found at 6:45 am today alongside the tracks of the Illinois Centrla railroad, 3 1/2 miles east of Belleville on the old Freeburg Rd. Miners going to work at the Richland mine where Gromm was employed adn where he resided in a company house discovered the body. It was taken to St Elizabeth's hospital in Belleville, There physicians described the victim's injuries as a crushed chest and a fracture of the skull. Groom, an uncle of Rober Groom, owner of the left his home on the mine's property at about 8 p.m. Thursday. He told his wife he going to make his nightly inspection trip around the mine. When he had not returned at 9 pm Mrs Groom called relatives who later summoned the authorities. They made a search, but could not find him. Relatives at first believed Groom was the victim of transients who attempted to rob him, recalling that about 2 weeks ago 2 men threatened to assult him while he was making a similiar inspection of the mine property. Deputies, discounted this verdict of the death Friday morning when they found blood stains on the track and traced the rail of Groom's body. Besides his wife, Groom is survived by 6 children.
[E St Louis Journal, Nov. 1, 1935 - Donated by Pat Ray Scheele]


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