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ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS OBITUARIES

Dorothy L. Packer
Dorothy Lucille Packer, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene L. Packer, of 2927 Bond Avenue, died at their home last night.  the funeral will be held this afternoon from the residence to Mt. Hope cemetery, Kurrus has charge... [E. St. Louis Journal, 8 March 1920]



Joseph E. Pearl

Joseph E. Pearl, 72 of Cahokia, Ill. born Oct. 25, 1923 in Jonesboro, Ill., died Sunday July 14, 1996 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville,Ill. He was retired from Illinois Central RR, member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, VFW Post 1699, American Legion Post 784 all of Cahokia; and a Army Veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents Adam A. and Effie nee Turner Pearl, two brothers, Samuel T. Pearl and Orville (Dee) Pearl, two sisters, Isabelle Kelley and Diane Kleiner.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Pearl, nee Nagel, three sons, Joseph W. Pearl of Cahokia, Ill., Richard Pearl of Waterloo, Ill, and Gerald (Victoria) Pearl of Florissant, Mo.; two daughers, Barbara Bayless of Nashville, Tenn, and Karen(David) Blickenstaff of Manchester, Mo.; a brother John Pearl of Cahokia, Ill.,' a sister Martha Coroney of St. Louis, Mo.; eight grandchildren,two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be at Braun Colonial Feneral Home in Cahokia, Ill., Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery inf St.Louis, Mo.




Samuel T. Pearl

Samuel Turner Pearl of 333 Range Lane, Maplewood, Ill. entered into rest Sunday Jan 23, 1944.  He was 28 years, 10 months and 15 days old.  He was born in Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois on 8 March, 1915 to Adam A. and Effie Turner Pearl.  He married Helen Marie Lynch in Willisville, Perry County, Illinois, on 29 May, 1937.  He was employed as a Brakeman for the G. M. and O. Railroad.
Dear husband of Helen Pearl; dear father of Sandra Marie and Sue Ann Pearl; dear son of Mrs. Effie Pearl; dear brother of John, Joe and Dee Pearl, Mrs. Isabell Kelly, Mrs. Martha Corony and Miss Diane Pearl.; dear nephew of Ted Turner of Monsanto, Il., Louie, Guy, Fred and Pearl Turner of Jonesboro, Ill., Joe Turner, Woodstock, Ill. ; Mrs. Eva Hileman of Anna, Il.
Burial will take place in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Belleville.  Sedlack Brothers has charge.

William Pearl
DROWNED WHILE BATHING
The hot weather, and the absence of safe bathing facilities, cause three deaths:
William
PEARL, a sixteen-year-old boy of Twentieth and Biddle streets, St. Louis, was drowned yesterday afternoon about 4 o'clock, while bathing with his brother in Cahokia Creek, near the Cairo Short Line trestle. His body was recovered some two or three hours later, yesterday evening, and was taken to Benner's undertaking rooms. Coroner WOODS held an inquest this morning, and the jury found a verdict of accidental death by drowning. Mr. Pearl, father of the drowned boy, took charge of the remains, and conveyed them to his home, where the funeral will be held this afternoon. The remains will be interred in St. Peter's Cemetery, St. Louis.
[25 July, 1892 - East St. Louis Journal]

John Mason Peck
- d., Rock Spring, O'Fallon, Ill., Mch. 15, 1858. aged 68¼.
[Listed in the 1843 Chicago City Directory; the directory was reprinted in 1896 with death info; - submitted by K. Torp]


Sarah Peck

October 24th, 1856
Died at her late residence , Rock Springs, in this vicinity, at 6 o'clock, Sister Sarah Peck, consort of Rev. J. M. Peck, after a long illness, which she bore with christian fortitude, patience and resignation. She was born in Greene County, State of New York, January 31st, 1789, professed to be converted and became a believer in Christ Jesus in the great revival, in Litchfield, Con. in 1807, was married to her late husband, J. M. Peck, May 8th, 1809,in the same town and state; was baptised in company of her husband by Elder Hermon Hervey, in a little mountain stream in Windham township, Greene County, New York, Sept. 15th, 1811; moved with her husband and three children to St. Louis, Mo. 1817, and into Illinois and settled at Rock Spring in 1821. She was the mother of ten children, seven of whom lived to man's estate, and six survive her.
During the whole period of her husband's ministry, she was in the highest sense, a keep-mate in all his labors. She performed in a most effective sense the duties of a wife and mohter. For weeks and months in succession during the absence of her husband, she was the head and governess of the household. To her skill, industry, patience, self-denial and prudent economy was he indebted to her for her ability and the opportunity done entirely so he could do the work where divine providence called him. Nor would it have been in his power to have done half the deeds he has performed, had not that excellent woman aided him, in the quiet and ? of domestic duties.
Her last days gave most satisfactory evidence of calm self-possession, strong faith and admission into that state, where sickness, sorrow, pain and death are felt and feared no more.
She joined this church by letter from the late Rock Spring church, on the 8th of March, 1851.
Her exact age was sixty-seven years, eight months, and twenty-four days.


Emma Elizabeth Gutherz Peterson

Emma Peterson
December 20, 1867 -  June 8,1952

Mrs. Peterson, Aged Stookey Woman Dies

Mrs. Emma Elizabeth PETERSON, widow of the late Anton PETERSON, died at her home in Stookey Township Sunday night.  She was 84 years old and had been ill for some time, death being due to the infirmities of age.
Mrs. PETERSON was born December 20, 1867, in Monroe County, a daughter of the late Louis and Christine GUTHERZ ,nee FISCHERr.  She was married to Anton PETERSON, who died June 28, 1927.
She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Emma OTTEN, of Cahokia: Magdalane, wife of Peter HOFFMANN, of here: Rose, wife of Elmer SCHARF, of near Westview: four sons, Anton PETERSON, at home; George PETERSON, Sugar Loaf; Charles PETERSON, Columbia; and Louis PETERSON of Millstadt. 
She also leaves two sisters and two brothers, Magdalena, wife of George REICHERT, Mrs.Henrietta
HOFFMANN, both of Millstadt, Louis GUTHERZ, of Grand Chain, ILL., and George GUTHERZ, of here; 22 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
A daughter, two sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Concordia Evangelical and Reformed church, with Rev. Theodore RASCHE officiating. Burial was in Concordia cemetery and the Strauss funeral home had charge.

[Taken from the Millstadt Enterprise ....Donated by Sharon Newton Burnes ]



Louis Peterson
1909-1991
Louis PETERSON, 82, of Millstadt, died November 22, 1991, at the Four Fountains Convalescent Center in Belleville. He was a retired farmer and Missouri-Pacific Rail Road worker; a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Millstadt.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Erna, nee Wies, Peterson; his parents, Anton and Emma, nee Gutherz, Peterson; three brothers, George, Charles,Sr., and Anton Peterson; and three sisters, Emma Otten, Magdalena Hoffmann, and Bertha Peterson.
Surviving are two sisters, Anna Steffen of Columbia, IL and Rosa Scharf of Millstadt; nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 25, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Millstadt, with the Rev. Donald Loeschen officiating.  Burial will be in Mount Evergreen Cemetery in Millstadt. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, November 24, at the Strauss Funeral Home in Millstadt.
[Taken from Belleville News Democrat...Donated by Sharon Newton Burnes]



Ludwig Frederich Anton Peterson
October 18, 1863 - June 27, 1927
ANTON PETERSON DIES AFTER ILLNESS
Prominent Stookey Township Farmer Dies at His Home
L.F. Anton PETERSON, well-known Stookey township farmer, died at his home at 5 o'clock on Tuesday morning, aged 58 years.  He had been ailing for a long time.
Deceased was born in Stookey township on October 18, 1868 and was the son of Anton and Magdalena PETERSON, nee SCHMIDT.    He was married to Emma GUTHERZ on June 17, 1888.  He was a stone mason by trade and followed this for some time but went to farming later.
He is survived by his widow and eight children:  George PETERSON, Sugar Loaf township, Mrs.Emma OTTEN, Rocky Point, Mrs Magdalena  HOFFMANN, Sugar  Loaf township,  Anton, Charles, Anna, Rose and Louis at home.  He also leaves two brothers and four sisters:  William PETERSON, Augusta,  Kansas; Mrs.G. HARTMANN  and Robert PETERSON, St. Louis; Mrs. John ARNOLD, Stookey; Mrs Frank FARBER, Waterloo and Mrs. Edward BURTON, St.Louis.
The funeral was held on Thursday from the home to Concordia cemetery.  Rev. Walter NEUMEISTER conducted the services.

* date of his birth is incorrect in newspaper obit
Taken from Millstadt Enterprise ....Donated by Sharon Newton Burnes




Mr. Isaac Phillips
, an old citizen of this county, departed this life about noon on Sunday, March 21, 1886, at his home, two and one-half miles southwest of Freeburg, after an illness of some three weeks, which he bore with resignation.

The burial was at the Thompson-Phillips cemetery, about three miles southeast of Douglas, near Richland creek, and but a few miles form where he was born, on the afternoon of March 22. The funeral was largely attended by relatives, friends and old acquaintances.

After removing the lid of the coffin and viewing the remains, the services consisted of the singing of the beautiful hymn, "There is a Land That is Fairer Than Day," which was rendered with a touching sadness by the ladies; then some appropriate remarks by "Squire Josiah P. Hill", who spoke in a very feeling manner of the deceased, who was a cousin of the speaker. Then followed the singing of another appropriate hymn, "Home of the Soul". Then, after the earth had been filled in the grave and hid from mortal view all that was left of the loved one, a closing prayer was offered by the venerable Solomon Teter.

Mr. Isaac Phillips was born January 6, 1818, consequently his age at his death was sixty-eight years, two months and fifteen days. He had scarcely reached the allotted three-score-and-ten, but had passed the sixty-eight milestone on the highway of life's journey when the summons came that called him to try the realities of an unknown hereafter.

He was born near the present site of Douglas, and ever since his marriage to Miss Mary Chaflin he has lived where he died, with the exception a short time he resided in Freeburg.

If not a pioneer himself, he was the descendant of one, his father, Jeremiah Phillips, having come to this country early in the present century - probably in 1803 - from the state of Tennessee.

He leaves a widow, near his age to walk alone the remainder of her journey of life and three daughters, all married -- Mrs. David Hammill, Mrs. Joseph Carr of Kansas, and Mrs. William Shook of Saline county, Illinois. three daughters had died prior to him. He left no sons. Four brothers -- Joseph, William, Henry and Jacob Phillips, and one sister -- Mrs. Rebecca Carr of Franklin county, Illinois -- survive him. He was married very young, at about the age of nineteen years.

Mr. Phillips was a quiet, unobtrusive man, satisfied to live where life began; a kind husband, a loving father, and a man who had the universal love and respect of his neighbors. His word was his bond. Nothing could more thoroughly testify to the love and esteem in which he was held than the sorrow and tears manifested at his grave...Donated by Shayne Pugh



Harry Porter
Harry PORTER, son of I. B. PORTER, president and largest stockholder of the Denverside Syndicate, committed suicide this morning, at Moberly, Mo. The young man has been drinking very hard of late, but as money was always at his command no reason can be assigned for the suicide, except temporary aberration. It is said that he was infatuated with an actress.
[18 August, 1892 - East St. Louis Journal]


Eugene Pulcher

Eugene A. Pulcher, 73, of Dupo, IL, born May 4, 1925 in Murphysboro, IL, died Sunday, April 25, 1999, at Rosewood Care Center, Swansea, IL. Mr. Pulcher was a retired farmer and retired from Century 21 Realty in IL. He was a member of St Paul Luthern Church,Columbia IL, and St. Clair County Farm Bureau. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ardell and Wanda,nee Imhoff, Pulcher. Surviving are his wife, Mary, nee Spickerman, Pulcher; his children; Dennis Pulcher, Wanda Jean(Richard) Gangluff ; a brother Lloyd H (Patricia) Pulcher; five grandchildren, Christopher Pulcher, Wayne Pulcher, Michelle Pulcher, Andrea Gangluff, and Jenifer Gangluff; and nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Visitation: Friends may call from 6 to 9p.m. Monday, April 26, 1999, and from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at Dashner Funeral Home, Dupo, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at St Paul Luthern Church, Columbia, IL, with Pastor Steven Theis officiating. Burial in Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL
[Obit from April 26, 1999 Belleville News Democrat, Donated by Regina Breeden Bailey]

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