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ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS OBITUARIES



John Scarritt
John Scarritt, a laborer in the roundhouse of the Chicago and Alton RR at Venice, was crushed to death on Tuesday in the round-table pit.  Coroner Bonner of Madison Co. held the inquest.
[East St. Louis Journal, 2 Feb 1889]



Mrs.
Alvina M. Schachner, 72, died Sunday. She was born in Belleville and lived in E. St. Louis 43 years. She is survived by her husband, John P. Schachner, three brothers, Victor, Otto E. and Walter G. Zottman, all of Belleville. Burial will be at Walnut Hill cemetery. [E. St. Louis Journal, March 23, 1959, ]



Schauffert — John Schauffert, the pioneer druggist of Belleville, Ill., died March 8, and the remains were as per his last request, cremated. Mr. Schauffert had not been in good health for several months. [Source - Meyer Brothers Druggist 1911, Submitted by Tina Easley]

Edna Schilling
Mrs. Edna Schilling, nee Henderson, 62 of 6a South 14th Street, Belleville, died Thursday at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Belleville. She was a retired nurse's aide at St. Elizabeth Hospital.
Surviving are a son, John Schilling, Jr., 61 Beth Ann Drive, Belleville; a sister, Mrs. Ben Reissen, 140 Kansas Ave., Belleville; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Pete Gaerdner Funeral Home, Belleville. Burial will be in Green Mount Catholic Cemetery....
[BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT, Oct. 17, 1975, p. 2 - donated by Sandy Petri]



Herman L. Schneider
Herman L. Schneider of Caseyville Avenue, on Sunday, March 16, 1941; beloved husband of Mrs. Lena Schneider; dear father of Mrs. Adelina Bourland, Mrs. Vera Morris, Mrs. Irene McClinton, Mrs. Esther Selbert and Ray and Eugene Schneider; our dear brother, father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather.  Funeral Wednesday, March 19, at 1:30 p.m. from Robins Funeral Home, 417 N. 8th St.  Interment Mt. Hope cemetery.  Rev. E. R. Jaeger officiating. Robins service.
[East St. Louis Journal, March 16, 1941]


Elenora Schrader
MRS. E. SCHRADER DIES AT AGE OF 78
Mrs. Elenora Schrader, 78, of R.R. 1, Freeburg, and formerly of near Fayetteville, died at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, December 30, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, where she had been a patient since Saturday.
A daughter of the late William and Christine Blumhorst, nee Hasenjaeger, she was born in St. Louis on August 27, 1892. She married Henry F. Schrader in St. Louis on february 23, 1919. Mr. Schrader, a farmer, died May 5, 1969.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Elroy Barkau, R.R. 1, Freeburg; Mrs. Erna Rice, of Vacaville, California; Mrs. Robert Petri, Belleville; and Mrs. Alfred Bahr, Swansea; two sons, albert Schrader, R.R. 2 Mascoutah; and Herbert Schrader, R.R. 2, Freeburg; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Schrader was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Fayetteville and the Women's Guild of the church.
The funeral was held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday from the Moll funeral Home, to Mascoutah City Cemetery. The Rev. Edward Fresen of Trinity Church officiated...
[Mascoutah Herald, January 6, 1971 - donated by Sandy Petri]


Henry F. Schrader
FUNERAL THURSDAY FOR H. F. SCHRADER
Henry F. Schrader, retired farmer of 749 W. "H" St., Belleville, and formerly of Fayetteville, Ill., died at his home Monday, May 8, at 2:30 p.m.
Mr. Schrader was born at New Hanover, IL, September 18, 1885 a son of the late Fred and Emma Schrader, nee Emma Huch. He married Elenora Blumhorst Feb. 23, 1919, at St. Louis, Mo. She survives.
Besides his wife he is survived by the following children, Helen, wife of Elroy Barkau, route 1, Freeburg; Erna, wife of Maxon Rice, Vacaville, Calif.; Ruth, wife of Robert Petri, 749 W. "H" St., Belleville; Mabel, wife of alfred Bahr, 1206 Kinsella Ave., Belleville; Albert Schrader, route 2, Mascoutah; Herbert Schrader, route 2, Freeburg, 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The following brothers and sisters: Walter and Fred Schrader, Amanda and Ann Schrader, all of Okawville; Miss Frieda Schrader of St. Louis, Mo.; Malinda, wife of Elmer Brammeier, St. Louis, Mo., Ardell, wife of Rev. Harvey Schmidt of Portland, Ore.
Friends may call at the Moll Funeral Home after 3:00 p.m. Wednesday (today). Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. from the Moll Funeral Home in Mascoutah, Rev. Edward Fresen of United Church of Christ, Fayetteville, Officiating with interment in the Mascoutah City Cemetery.
[Mascoutah Herald, May 8, 1969, Donated by Sandy Petri]

HENRY F. SCHRADER

We wish to express our sincere gratitude to all those who extended kindness and sympathy and aided us during our recent bereavement caused by the death of our beloved husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and cousin, Henry F. Schrader. We extend personal thanks to Rev. Edward Fresen, the organist, pallbearers, those who sent floral tributes and memorials, also those who sent food, offered cars and the relatives and friends who assisted and attended the funeral.
The Family of Henry F. Schrader
[Mascoutah Herald, May 8, 1969 - Submitted by Sandy Petri]



H.A. Schuetz ,72 dies , funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Belleville. A native of St. Louis, Mo., he had lived in E.St. Louis for 65 years and was a graduate of St. Henry's parochial school. Mr. Schuetz was a former E. St. Louis police officer. [E. St. Louis Journal, March 23, 1959, ]


Mr. George Schultz, one of the oldest residents of this county died at the County Farm on Monday, aged ninety two years, six months and fifteen days.  The deceased spent the greater part of his life in Mascoutah.  He was taken to the County Farm last fall. His remains were laid to rest in the County Farm cemetery...Mascoutah Herald 6 March, 1891

The remains of the late
George J. Schultz, mention of whose death was made in our last issue, were brought to Mascoutah from Belleville on Tuesday, and buried in the Mascoutah city cemetery at 5 o'clock p.m. of the same day... [Mascoutah Herald, 13 March, 1891]


George Schuster
George Schuster, a blacksmith of this city, died last Monday evening after a lingering illness. He was 35 years of age and leaves a wife and several children.
[East St. Louis Journal, 26 Jan 1889]

William Seitz
DISABLED MINER DIES OF YELLOW JAUNDICE HERE
William Seitz ,60 year old disabled miner died of yellow jaundice, yesterday aftermoon in the County Hospital.       Mr. Seitz was a native of Lebanon having been born on February 12, 1875, a son of Nicholas and Sarah [nee Muellen] Seitz. He married Miss Sadie Zacher [Zacheis]  in Belleville on June 16, 1898.  After their marriage the couple resided in Mascoutah.  Later they moved to New Athens. [they had one daughter Nova Seitz Rupkey]. He came to Belleville 16 years ago. He leaves his wife, a daughter, and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Mueller of Lebanon and Mrs. Louisa Rule of Trenton.   Mr Seitz had resided in the rear of 1907 West Main Street before he was taken to the county hospital. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the Meyer Chapel to Cottage Hill Cemetery.  [Belleville News-Democrat, Belleville, IL; Nov. 19, 1935; Submitted by Kathyrn Todd who adds "bracketed info is my addition"]


John Shook
John Shook, son of the late Jane and Solomon Shook, was born in Indiana on October 10,1864, departed this life Nov. 2, 1935, age 71 years, 24 days.
On June 7,1894, he was united in marriage to miss Cora Stroud,and to this union was born two daughters and four sons.
He became a member of the United Brethern Church of Olney, il when a young man, and remained a member for 50 yrs.
He leaves to mourn his departure,a loving wife, Mrs.Cora Shook, two daughters, Mrs.Beulah Lockhart of Washington Ind, and Mrs. Cleora Schaffer of E.St.Louis IL. Four sons, Floyd, Riley, Forrest and John B., all of this city;  sixteen grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. [Donated by Billie Trail]



John B. Shook
John B. "Shorty" Shook 69, of Caseyville, died Monday at St. Marys hospital in E. St. Louis
services will be at 2:30 pm Thursday at the Kassley colonial mortuary, Farview Heights, where friends are calling. Survivors include his wife, Eunice, daughters Mrs. Albert (Ruth) Wilcox, and Mrs. Jerry (Carolyn Sue) Stover, both of Caseyville, and Mrs. Wendall (Beverly) Yeatman of Maben and sons Eugene E. of Maben, and Ronald of Collinsville, a brother Riley of E. St. Louis, and a sister Cleora Nutter of Farview Heights. He was a retired electrician for the old Walworth Valve Co. E.St.Louis...24 Dec. 1973. [Submitted by Billie Trails]


Matthew Sorgman
Man Swept from Railway Bridge at Belleville
Matthew SORGMAN, 72, a retired coal miner, of Belleville, was instantly killed yesterday afternoon when he was swept from a railway bridge near the county seat by a train. The engineer of the Louisville & Nashville train, W. Hadley, of Evansville, Indiana, told Belleville authorities he did not see the aged man who was lying alongside the track on the bridge until it was too late to stop the train. Sorgman is survived by four sons and two daughters. Funeral arrangements had not been made pending the inquest.
[Source: East St. Louis, IL "Daily Journal", page 2, column 8; Monday evening, June 10, 1919 - Submitted by Karen Souhrada]


Elizabeth Soukup
Mrs. Elizabeth Soukup, 65, of 1706 Garden Street, Swansea, died at 8:5 this morning at St. Elizabeth hospital after being ill two weeks. Born in Austria, May 4, 1876, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Walta. She was the widow of Frank Soukup, who died in 1917. She leaves two sons and six daughters, Marie, wife of Ignatz Sorgman; Anna, wife of Elmer Hageman, both of Detroit; Rose, wife of Monroe Haemann, of 1711 Garden Street; Edna, wife of Elmer Ford, of Overland, MO; Vlasta, wife of Elmer Mineminn, of 700 Gilbert Street; Mildred, wife of Walter Popek, of Evansville, Indiana; Frank Hartman, of Chicago; William Soukup, of St. Louis; and nine grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother and three sisters, Frank Walta, of Walter Street; Mrs. Marie Koudelka, of West Main street; Mrs. Rose Lidisky of rulal route 2; Mrs. Alberta Pechman, of Chicago. The body may be viewed after 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Pete Gaerdner funeral home. Funeral services will be held there at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Rev. B. J. Koehler officiating, with interment in Walnut Hill cemetery.

Interment notice from the Daily Advocate newspaper:
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Soukup, 65, of Swansea, were held this afternoon at the Pete Gaerdner funeral home, Rev. B. J. Koehler officiating with interment in Walnut Hill cemetery. Pallbearers were Ignatz Sorgman, Elmer Hageman, Monroe Haeman, Elmer Ford, Elmer Minnemin, Walter Popek, all sons-in-law. The Daily Advocate, Belleville, IL 18 Nov 1941 [Another obit notice stated that Elizabeth resided at 1706 Garden Street, Swansea, Illinois. She left two sons and six daughters:Marie, Anna, Rose, Edna, Vlasta, Mildred, Frank Hartman, William, and 9 grandchildren. Also surviving are one brother(Frank Walta of Walter Street, Swansea); Marie Koudelka of West Main Street; Mrs. Rose Lidisky of RR 2, Swansea; Mrs. Alberta Pechman of Chicago.]
[Death notice from "Daily Advocate" newspaper of Belleville, IL]

Frank Soukup, Sr.
Died 10/20/1917; born in Austria, 1879. Married Elizabeth Walter [nee Walta/Valta; M1 Hartmann, M2 Soukup], 1904. Emigrated to US [1904]; a member of UMWA. Committed suicide by hanging self. He is survived by wife and children: WILLIAM, FRANK, Jr.[stepson HARTMANN], VALESTA, MARIE [stepdaughter HARTMANN], ANNIE, ROSIE, EDNA, ......, & MILDRED; also 3 brothers and 1 sister. [Obit Notice from Unnamed Newspaper; dated December 1957]



Mr. Lorenz Speiser, aged seventy one years, died at his residence, near New Baden, last Monday... [Mascoutah Herald, 13 March 1891]


Lulu Spray
Venice - Lulu SPRAY, aged 14, died at Newport Wednesday.
[October 4, 1890 - East St. Louis Journal]

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