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Joseph Francis Barth
Joseph Francis Barth was born in Germany March 1st, 1837 and departed this life May 20, 1920 at the age of 83 years. The deceased was married to Miss Annie Mary Lohman June 11th, 1865 and to this union two children were born, one dying in infancy, the other Francis Elizabeth, wife of Jos. Weider, Sr., having died June 17th, 1898.

Mr. Barth came to the United States April 15th, 1871 and first settled in Pennsylvania where he lived for two years. He then removed to Salem, Mo., where he resided until July 6th, 1885 when he located in Vienna having purchased of Henry Otto the blacksmith shop where John L. Fennessey is now located. After 18 months he purchased the farm now owned by Weider brothers. In August 1917 he moved again to Vienna and later he purchased the property where he lived until called to his eternal home.

Mr. Barth leaves a wife who was ever kind and devoted to him, six grand children and seven great-grand children. The grand children are Joseph F., John G. and Willie Weider, Mary F. Schwarte, Theresa C. Terwilliger, and Katie L. Duke. One grand child Mary Antoinette died when two years of age.

In his business relations Mr. Barth was always held in highest regards as a conscientious, honest man. He was ever ready and willing to assist his fellow man when in need and was always found at his neighbors' in times of distress and sorrow and his loss is mourned by many.

The funeral services were held at the Catholic church Sunday afternoon and then the remains were borne to their last resting place in the Catholic cemetery west of town.
To his widow and other relatives we extend our sympathy.

Source: Maries County Gazette, May 28, 1920 - Submitted by C. Anthony

Mrs. Augusta Bowles
daughter of Rev. John GLANVILLE, decd., was reared in St. Louis Co., and married there to Dr. William H. Boles.  They moved to Lane's Prairie, Mo., where she died 3 Sept. 1857 of consumption. By J.M. Johnson, Bloomington, Mo.
Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team.


Name of Deceased: Rev. Jehu Carnes
Newspaper: St. Louis Christian Advocate
Date: June 12, 1867
Submitters Name: CH

Obit: At his resd. in Maries Co., MO. Rev. Jehu Carnes departed his life on 5th day of March 1867. Born in Lee Co., VA. Aug. 27, 1801 with his parents he emigrated to Tenn., where on March 15, 1820 he was married to Miss. Nancy Curtin. About the year 1840 with his family emgrigrated to MO. He was afflicted with dropsey last 5years of his life which is the diease that ended his life. He leaves a wife and many children.

Judge Joseph Mosby
prosecuting attorney of Maries county Missouri, died at St. Louis of cancer, aged sixty five years.  Judge Mosby was a cousin of Gen. John S. Mosby, the Confedrate cavalry leader.
Source: The Pioneer Express, Pembina Dakota, ND, Jan. 8, 1897


John Leslie Parker

The remains of John Leslie Parker, son of John F. Parker of Heyden, arrived at Dixon last Thursday and was taken to the home of the father where it lay in state until Sunday, August 21st, when interment took place in the cemetery at the Kenner Church of Dry Creek. A large number of friends relatives were present to pay their last respect to this brave lad who gave his life for the freedom of his country. The ex-soldier boys of the American Legion at Dixon, had charge of the funeral.

John Leslie parker was among the first to enter the service from this country and belong to Com. D. of the 354th. Infantry and in the same company with him were, Ransom Ray Birdsong, who also was killed, Sheriff Hugh H. Kehr, William Roberson and others from this county. On the morning of November 1st, 1918 in Argonne Forest, these boys charged the German at 5 a. m. and broke through their lines forcing a withdrawal by the Germans. It was during this battle that leslie was struck in the forehead by a machine gun bullet and instantly killed. The memory of this brave lad will ever live in the minds and hearts of his countryment.

Source: Maries County Gazette, Aug. 25, 1921 - Submitted by C. Anthony

Mrs. Perry Reedy
at one time a resident of Monett, died in Kansas City, Saturday April 5.  Funeral services were held at Junction City, Kansas Tuesday afternoonn, April 8 from the Baptist Church, Rev. A.E. Martin having charge of the services Interment was made in the Highland cemetery.  Mrs Reedy was an excellent woman highly repsected by all who knew her.  The Junction City Union  published the following obituary:
Sarah E. Burchard, born in Maries County Missouri, May 8th, 1861, was married to J.C. Murphy Oct. 22, 1876.  To this union four children were born, of which one son still survives.
J.C. Murphy died Nov. 7, 1879.  She was married to Perry A. Reedy August 24, 1897, and to this union was born one child, now Mrs. Alta Hubbard, of Junction city  Mrs. Reedys early life was spent in Maries county, Missouri.  In 1899 she moved to Monett, Mo, and came to Junction City in June, 1916, and since resided here.  She became affiliated with the Missionary Baptist church early in life and has held membership there continuously since.
Source. The Monett Times, Monett, MO. April 18, 1919

Name of Deceased: Pearl Peterbusch Lake Roth
Newspaper: Maries County Gazette, Vienna, MO
Date: 17 Mar 1993
Submitters Name: J Cordes

Obit: Pearl Roth
Pearl Lake Roth, 93, of Vienna, formerly of St. Louis, was born May 4, 1899, at St. Louis, a daughter of Bernard and Mary Knepper Peterbusch, and died at 10:00 p.m., Thursday, March 11, 1993, in the Maries Manor Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, Vienna.  Mrs. Roth had been in
failing health for some time.

She was first united in marriage on April 28, 1917, at St. Louis to Bernard Sjostadt Lake, and to this union six children were born.  Mr. Lake preceded his wife in death on February 5, 1951.  She was later united in marriage in June of 1960 to Theodore Roth who also preceded his wife in death.  In addition to her husbands, Mrs. Roth was preceded in death by her father in January of 1940; her mother in January of 1943; two sons, John Henry Lake on April 23, 1941; Richard Bernard Lake on June 6, 1982, four infant grandchildren, twins Jimmy and Joann Ragan in April of 1948, Susan Carol Ragan on May 13, 1949, and Bernard Colman Finn on January 29, 1954; two sisters, Emma Peterbusch in 1893 and Ada Hagler in 1945; and one half-brother, Edward Peterbusch in 1920.

She was a residential and catering service cook, a department store sales person, a home show representative, a past member of the Eastern Star, and was active in Senior Citizen Groups in St. Louis.  She was a devoted housewife and homemaker.

Survivors include: two sons, Robert Edward Lake, Lake St. Louis, and Karl Frederick Lake, Maryland Heights; two daughters, Byrnece Finn and Mary Ellen 'Molly' Ragan, both of Vienna; eighteen grandchildren; thirty-four great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Roth at 2:00 p.m., on Sunday, March 14, 1993, in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes, with Rev. Richard Broderhausen of Unity Church of Peace, Jefferson City, officiating.  Pianist, Mrs. Beth Bullock played and a taped selection of 'Alleluia Chorus' was played for the funeral service.

Interment was in the James Community Cemetery, Vienna.  Pallbearers for Mrs. Roth were Gary Finn, Frank Lake, John Ragan, David Ragan, Robert Ragan, Karl Lake, Bobby Lake, Kenny Lake, Billy Lake and Edward Lake.

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