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William Beatsch
August 25, 1863 - February 5, 1985
Walthena Jane (nee Reuter) Frieman's
Scrapbook of Obituaries
courtesy of Kathyrn Todd
William Beatsch

      William Beatsch was born August 25, 1863 in Pilot Knob Township, Washington County, Illinois, the son of George and Catherine (nee Bernius) Beatsch.
      He was baptized and confirmed on April 10, 1881 at St. Luke's Evangelical Church, Nashville Prairie.
      William Beatsch married Margaret Muller on February 23, 1888 in Freeburg, Illinois.
      He was preceded in death by his wife; an infant daughter; an older brother, Gustav; a half-brother, George Zacheis; and a half-sister, Mrs. Fred Gilbert;
      Survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. Hilda Oller and her husband, William, Sr.; half-brothers, Herman and Conrad Zacheis; five grandchildren: Mrs. Moery Stieg, Mrs. Ray Turner, Mrs. Lonnie Oller, Mrs. Paul Ladendecker, and William Oller, Jr.; five great-grandchildren.
      Pallbearers: Lester Gilbert, Charles Hogshead, Paul Zacheis, Kermet Weaver, Elmer Kraus, and George Klotz.


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