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Roanoke, Woodford County, Illinois
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Woodford County Journal, July 5, 1917
E. G. Gish of Kempton was in town Tuesday.
Charles Slinker of Pekin visited old friends here Monday.
Miss May Kaub of Long Point visited relatives here this week.
S. C. Sauder and P. J. Husseman were callers at Peoria on Monday.
Carl Dodson of El Paso is the new assistant at the Blue Drug Store.
Mrs. S. T. Tironey of Peoria is the guest of Roy Morgan and family.
Mrs. Fred Buckwalter of Philadelphia, joined her husband here Sunday.
Mrs. P. J. Claudin and children of Pontiac are visiting relatives here this week.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Buscher of Conitota, S. Dakota, are visiting relatives in this vicinity.
R. F. Wrenn is building a sleeping porch on the rear and second story of his dwelling.
C. A. Sauder of Morton visited his father and other relatives the latter part of the week.
J. L. Trobridge and family of Chillicothe have been visiting at the home of Johnson Schoon.
J. M. Darling and Dominic Cervo were business callers at Chicago on Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. H. D. Hollenback and daughter Helen came down from Chicago Monday evening for several days.
W. F. Schafer went to Indiana to visit his brother Fred, who has been ill for some time, but is now about recovered.
Albert Thommen has sold his residence property and will move to Florida in the fall, where he has several acres of fruit lands.
Miss Emma Hodel left Monday for Bay City, Mich., to join her brother, David, who is in a sanatarium at that place receiving treatment for his throat.
Mrs. Margaret Mitchell has gone to Middletown, Ill. where she has engaged in the grocery business with Misses Gretrude [sic] Wheelwright of this place and Katherine Koensgen of Peoria.
Charles N. Bonges has been employed by the Farmers Elevator Co. as local manager. They will begin business on July 15, having purchased the Daniel Greuter elevators and yards. Mr. Bonges hails from Ottawa. Charles Hill has given up his mail route here and left Monday evening for Springfield, where he has accepted a position in the office of the Secretary of State. lie will move his family this week. Carl Yeck has taken over the mail route.
J. F. Sauder and son John, Misses Ida Hodel and Anna Belsley started for Cissna Park Saturday and while going down a grade, traveling in an auto they met a man with a horse and buggy. At this point the track was to one side of the road and the man with the rig got confused and turned both right and left and in order to avoid striking him Mr. Sauder was compelled to run his car into the curbing of the small bridge. The car was somewhat damaged and John Jr., had his face cut. They had to abandon the trip and Mr. Sauder made the rest of the trip by train.

Untitled newspaper clipping, 1965
Roanoke Woman Dies From Burns
Roanoke - Mrs. Marie Klumpp, 74, was found burned to death in the basement of her Roanoke home shortly before 9:30 a.m. Tuesday by Roanoke fireman Barney Isaia. She had severe burns over her body, Woodford County Coroner Leland Morgan said. The basement and rest of the house were undamaged by fire, Morgan said. Find Volatile Liquid Coroner Morgan said there was some volatile fluid in a pan about 10 feet from the body. An autopsy is being performed. An inquest will ensue. Mrs. Wanda Pfister, a neighbor who frequently calls on Mrs. Klumpp, went to the house about 9:15 a.m. Monday. Sees Smoke She saw smoke upon entering, but could see no trace of Mrs. Klumpp. She hurried to the home of Mrs. Klumpp's nephew, I. E. Brown. The fire department was called and then fireman Isaia found Mrs. Klumpp. Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Remmert Funeral Home. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery, Peoria. She was born Nov. 12, 1890, at Benson, a daughter of Edward and Theda Harms Woltzen. Survivors She was married to Carl Klumpp Sept. 1, 1915, at Peoria. He died March 1, 1947. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joyce Paluska of Peoria; a sister, Mrs. Fannie Brown, of Roanoke, and two grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister preceded her in death.

Metamora Herald, 5 Aug. 1921
Burial of Wm. Ladendorf, Killed in War, Arrives Home
The remains of William Ladendorf, Roanoke boy, who died of wounds while on the battle line in France in October, 1918, reached Roanoke last Saturday.  A public funeral was held from the Roanoke opera house Tuesday, Rev. Lanse of the Lutheran church, of which deceased was a member, being in charge of the services.  All stores and business places in Roanoke were closed for two hours during the services.  The members of the American Legion attended in a body and the the usual military honors were shown.  Burial was in the Roanoke city cemetery.  Deceased was a member of Company M, 129th infantry.

The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) Jan 10, 1913
Floyd Fisher and family, of Ottumwa, Ia., are visiting at Charles Schaffer's.
Fred Hasler has returned from Doer Creek, where he has made arrangements to work in a garage.
Rudolph Moser attended the sale of farm stock of his brother-in-law, John Finck, near Morton, Tues.
Henry Heyungs has moved to the Hunsinger farm. John Schroeder moved to the Belsley place Tues.
Dr. and Rudolph Heintzman, of Metamora, were here Tues. to complete plans for the building of a new barn on their farm that was burned.

The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) Aug 15, 1913
Miss Clara Huxtable, of Normal, is visiting at the Yeck home.
Born, Aug. 12, to John Small and wife, at Lincoln, a son.
Chris Sauder and wife, S.C. Sauder, E. L. Herbst and wife, Miss Emma Snyder, J. H. Herbst, and Miss Nora Childress are in Chicago.
Charles Hill and family, Charles Robinson, James Tweddale and wife, Earl Eweing, T. P. Pettigrew, Frank Fauber, Misses Lava Yeck and Mildred Davis visited Starved Rock, Sun.

The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) Jan. 3, 1913
Many Attend Funeral
Vast Audience at Final Services for Rev. Carl Heacker
Roanoke, Jan 1-The funeral of Rev. Carl Heacker of Eureka, was held this afternoon from the German Apostolic church, three and a half miles southwest of Roanoke. Rev. E. Schladenhaufen of Cissna Park, preached the sermon. Interment was made at the church cemetery. The funeral was one of the largest that has been held at this church, the attendance being estimated at 1200. All galleries and annexes were filled. Relatives and friends were here from many states, the deceased being prominent in the church and living at one time in Morton and Indiana. The surrounding towns, Morton, Tremont, Peoria, Gridley, Cissna Park, Elgin, Forrest, Fairbury, and others, all were represented by large delegations. The morning train carried an extra coach and stopped at the road intersection near the church where fifty to seventy-five carriages were in waiting to convey the people to the church.

The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) Jan 24, 1913
Born, Jan 16, to Samuel Anlicker and wife, a son.
Born, Jan 17, to Matihis Paluski, Jr., and wife, a son.
Chris Sauder and wife, John Sauder, Jr., and wife arrived home from their Florida trip Fri.
Silas Altorfer left for Chicago on Thurs., thence to Kansas City and points in the states of Oregon and Washington.
Miss Mary Rocke of this township, and John Hartman of Bluffton, Ind., were married Sun. afternoon at the German Apostolic church by Rev. Mr. Sauder of Bluffton. The couple left for Indiana where the groom is a contractor.

The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) May 16, 1913
John McCauley has received word of the death of his brother, Jarmes, at Ione, Cal. The latter was a '49er' who went to California during the gold fever and remained there since.

The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) April 25, 1913
Funeral of Mrs. Otten today
Roanoke, April 24 - The remains of Mrs. Henry Otten, who died at her home west of Metamora, April 23, will be brought to the Roanoke cemetery Friday for interment in the family lot. She leaves to mourn her death her husband and six children. The burial was made by the side of her father, Louis Lindendorf, who died last winter.

The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) Mar. 28, 1913
Born, March 22, to w. M. Cox and wife, a daughter.
Born, March 19, to Louis Vautrin and wife, a daughter.
M. H. Upton, of Peoria, is now with the Midget cigar store on South Adams street.
Work was started Wed. on the walls of the Herbst store for the additional story.
Albert Thommen, Jr., has quit at the Hillen & Full shop and gone to Cropsey to work at the trade.
Mrs. S. Z. Zimmerman and son, David, are visiting at Peoria. David Leman and family were also at Peoria.
Fred Darnell and family attended the funeral of Mrs. Darnell's mother, Mrs. Frank William, at Eureka Tues.
John Westerman, of near Pana, has been appointed conservator of the Gretche Westerman estate in the LaSalle county court to fill the vacancy of C. F. Yeck, who resigned.
The funeral of Samuel Grieder, who died at his home in Olio township Sun., was held from the Apostolic church Wed. Elder Mangold conducted the services. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Misses Mildred Davis and Harriet McLemore entertained the Zelpha club Tues. evening at the porch residence. The feature of the party was all guests were dressed as they were when they were six years of age. Miss Elizabeth Roe won first honors at the contest of dressing a doll and Miss Gertrude Wheelwright second.

The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) Mar. 28, 1913
Roanoke, March 26-Miss Annie Wragge of Benson and George J. Moritz of this township were married today at 2 pm at the residence of Rev. J. W. Hoferman of the Lutheran church. They went to housekeeping in the new residence built on their farm three miles north of Roanoke. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Wragge. The groom is a son of John Moritz of Benson.

The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) Mar. 28, 1913
Roanoke, March 26-Miss Beulah Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. t. E. Brown, and Joseph Snyder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Snyder, were married today at 10 am at the residence of Rev. J. W. Switzer, who officiated. They left at once on a wedding trip to Princeton and Bloomington. At the latter place they will be the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Baach. The bride was an operator in the Roanoke telephone office. The groom is associated with his father in the contracting business. They will go to housekeeping in the residence recently purchased on Franklin street.

The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) Apr. 4, 1913
Miss Clara Anderson, of Kansas City, is visiting with her sisters, Mrs. H. D. Hollenback and Mrs. Bertina Rodgers.
Theofield Steffen was called to Oakville, Ia., Fri. The barn on his farm was blown over by the recent storm.
Mrs. Thomas Rollo, of Texas, who is visiting at Streator, was the guest of Dr. E. L. Fincham and family last week.
Tax Collector T. E. Brown finished collecting Sat. and returned the books to Eureka Mon...
Fred Badgely, uncle of L. E. Badgely, reports from Metamora, Ind., that his mill has been washed away and put them out of business. The mill was run by water power and the mill race was also swept away.

The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) Apr. 4, 1913
Linn Township
Roanoke, April 1 - Linn township voted as follows: Commissioner, Harms, dem., 50; Wragge, rep., 0. School trustee, Flohr, dem., 38; Greiss, rep., 21. Justices, Reinhold, dem., 46; Weers, dem., 43; Robbins, rep., 16. Constable, Stauter, dem., 41.

The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) Sep 19, 1913
Funeral of G. A. Tawzer
Roanoke, Sept 12-George A. Tawzer died at Peoria Sept. 10 and the funeral held today at Peoria. He was the oldest son of Jerry B. Tawzer, of this township. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Switzer and Mrs. A. R. Wolfe, of this place and two brothers, Charles and James, of Iowa.

The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) Sep 19, 1913
Married Fifty Years
Roanoke, Sept 12-Abram Barnhart and wife celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary today with a family dinner. Twelve of the children were present with their family, also three sisters and one brother. Sixty-eight people were present for dinner and $77 in gold coin and a gold thimble were the presents given the couple. They have thirty-four grandchildren living and three great grandchildren.

The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) Jan 17, 1913
Mr. Augustine and family of Hastings, Neb., are visiting with Henry Uden and family.
John Leconte and family who have been in Alabama have returned and are living in the Stoller place.
Jones Tontz of Lacon and Miss Nettle Kamp of Richland, were recently married at Kansas City, Mo. Mr. Tontz is the wrestler who exhibited in this county.
Edward Houtz and wife of Albion, Neb., are visiting with Harm Fritzen and Mrs. Dewilde. They left here twenty-five years ago. They will also visit at Onarga and Bloomington.

The Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) Jan 17, 1913
New Bank for Roanoke
Application is made for Charter for German-American State
Roanoke, Jan 14-Incorporation papers were drawn up here today and signed petitioning a charter for a new state bank to be located at Roanoke and to be known as the German-American State bank. The capital stock will be $25,000. These who petitioned for the charter and signed the papers are John J. Beer, Benjamin W. Belsley and Emil W. Rediger. As soon as the papers are returned, another meeting will be held and organization completed. A building will be secured and the bank started at once.

The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) 1 Nov. 1943
Roanoke-Joseph Isoardi, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Isoardi, has graduated from the aerial gunnery school, Hondo, Tex. He received the silver wings and the commission of flight officer.

The Minonk Journal - March 4, 1882, Saturday

  • M. L. Mock is traveling through the eastern part of the state working up the insurance business.
  • Mrs. Boston of Leland, Ill., M. S. Gish of Peoria, Hon. H. J. Franz and wife, of Ocoya, Miss Mollie Woods of Pontiac, and w. A. Renn of Flanagan, attended the funeral of Christian Gish last Monday.
  • Quarterly meeting this Wednesday and Thursday at the M. E. church. Rev. F. M. Chaffee preceding.

Toluca Star Newspaper, Marshall Co., Illinois, Friday, November 8, 1901 - FRONT PAGE, Brief Locals.

  • There was a big fire in Roanoke Tuesday. One block was consumed. The Coal Co.ís store escaped, but it was a close call as the front glass was broken by the heat.

The Journal (Minonk) - September 2, 1882

  • Wm. McCoy and family and Pike Hereford and family visited at Peter Scherts the ? part of this week.
  • Mrs. L. M. Hereford who has been visiting at Peter Scherts, returned to her home in Secor, Wednesday.
  • Mrs. George Carroll died at her residence north of this place on Thursday night, August 17th.

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