From the Geneseo Republic April 27, 1883 :

Mrs. John Ristau died of puerperal fever last Saturday and was interred Sunday in the old cemetery.

Henry County News on May 3, 1883

Died  April 30th, Miss Minnie Rahn, in the east part of town, of typhoid fever; age 19.

Geneseo Republic of May 11, 1883

Under DEATHS:  GENESEO, APRIL 21, Anna Ristow, puerperal fever, aged 33 or it might be 83.  I used a highlight pen and think it says 33. (could be wrong). 

Geneseo Republic of Mar 3, 1882

Julius Holke, aged 21 years, a son of Chas. Holke, died of diphtheria last Thursday.  The funeral was held at the Lutheran church last Sunday.

Submited by Robin Pardus

 

Sept. 25, 1902

Grace, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kapple of Clover Township was killed Sept. 5 in an accident. Aged 3

 

June 1902

Richard Clark, aged 8 years, drowned at Geneseo, Henry County ; the body was recovered Sunday.

Mrs. Mary M. Harris, an old resident of Henry County , died Wednesday at her home in Kewanee. She was the mother of C.P. Harris of Milan . She was born 7 July 1822 ; burial was Saturday at the family home.

Mrs. Elizabeth Squires, a resident of Galva, Henry County for more than 20 years, died July 19th at Peoria . Burial was in Galva. The funeral was in the Baptist Church of which she was a member. She was born at Warsaw , Kentucky in 1835 and came to Rock Island in the spring of 1849. She married Joel Dean in 1851 and they had 5 children, 3 boys and 2 girls, of whom 4 survive, one having died 5 years ago. The surviving children are Almedia, William, Squire and Henry. She joined the Baptist Church at Edgington when she was 18 years old. Her husband died in the Civil War in 1862 and she married again in 1876 to Mr. Squires who died In 1883. She joined the Baptist Church at Galva in 1898. (from the Galva STANDARD). Squire Dean and his 2 daughters Rachel and Rattle of Milan attended the funeral.

Grace, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kepple of Clover tnp, Henry County , was killed September 15th in an accident, aged 3 years. ( Cambridge CHRONICLE

 

31 March 1904

Mrs. VanVooren, mother of D. VanVooren, died March 25th at Annawan, Henry County aged 62 years. Her maiden name was Martens and she was born in Belgium and came to this country 13 years ago. She is survived by her husband and 8 children - 5 daughters and 3 sons and by 25 grandchildren, all residents of Henry County except for D. VanVooren of Milan. The funeral was Saturday at the Catholic Church in Annawan with burial in the Annawan Cemetery.

 

5 October 1905

Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Lafferty attended the funeral of his niece, Miss Mattie P. Chilberg at Cambridge , Henry County ; she died Thursday. She was the daughter of S.J. Chilberg and Miss Maggie Lafferty - the latter at one time taught in the Milan schools. Mattie was born in Swedenia , Illinois in the spring of 1872, but moved to Cambridge with her parents as a small child. She was a schoolteacher. She is survived by her parents and a brother Guy in Chicago .

Thursday. 12 October 1905

Charles Baugh, aged 17 years, was killed in a fire at Cambridge , Henry County . His funeral was Monday.

*13 April 1905

Mrs. E.J. Henderson of Orion, Henry County died Sunday at the home of her daughter Mrs. E.L. Rhoadarmer of Milan, aged 77 years, 3 months. She was born 14 December 1847 in Westmoreland Co., Penn. She is survived by 5 daughters - Mrs. G.H. Colby of Elgin, Illinois; H.L. Freeman of Chanute, Kansas; Mrs. J.C. Lilley of Marion, Kansas; Mrs. E.L. Rhoadarmer of Milan; and Mrs. N.D. McDougall of Geneseo, Ills. She is also survived by a son, William Henderson. The funeral was Monday with burial in the Orion Cemetery.

3 May 1906

ORION, Henry County : Miss Francis Thorstenberg of Snolen , Kansas has been here visiting her cousin, E.T. Anderson.

ORION, Henry County : Andrew Peter Larson was born 25 May 1825 in Vest Ostergottlands, Sweden and died 27 April 1906 at his home, aged 81 years, 11 months, 2 days. his wife, Britta Stina Larson, died about 30 years ago. They came to America in July, 1857, settling near Swedona, Ills. In 1861, they moved to Western tnp, Henry County . He is survived by 3 sons: Chas. P. Larson of Orion; Gust and Albert Larson both of Crampton Station; and by one sister

 

Copy of Obit on file sent to Robin from Fama Prokup; Mrs. Wm. Firch, living on Mrs. Showalter's farm, north of this town, died Monday of this week of consumption. She had been ill a long time. (This is under the Morristion listings).

The Henry County News May 3, 1883

DIED,  April 30th, Miss Minnie Rahn, in the east part of town, of typhoid fever; aged nineteen.  (this Wilhelmina Pauline Rahn daughter of Friedrich & Euphrosina Rahn)

 

Geneseo Republic May 18, 1883

Geneseo, April 30, Minnie P. Rahn, Typhoid fever, 18. (this Wilhelmina Pauline Rahn daughter of Friedrich & Euphrosina Rahn)

 

Copy of obit on file; Geneseo Republic; April 26, 1883

Mrs. Ristow, whose home was in the eastern part of town, died on Saturday, and was buried on Sunday.  She lost her life in giving life to another.

 

From the Geneseo Republic April 27, 1883

Mrs. John Ristau died of puerperal fever last Saturday and was interred Sunday in the old cemetery.

 

Geneseo Republic of May 11, 1883

Under DEATHS:  GENESEO, APRIL 21, Anna Ristow, puerperal fever, aged 33.

Geneseo December 24, 1882

Eunice Santee, Pneumonia, aged 64.

 

GENESEO REPUBLIC FEB. 23, 1888
A strange fatality has beset the Casper Sand family.  Last week Mrs. Sand died.  While her funeral was being preached her father in law died. Her mother, Mrs. Grosehauns of Nebraska, came on hearing of her daughter's illness and knew nothing of her death till her arrival here.  The double death in the family was a terrible shock to Mrs. Grosehauns: and on last Monday night she died. 

 

Copy of Coroner Record on file: John Swemline Inquest held in Geneseo on April 7, 1887. Verdict of Jury: Death from unknown causes but belief of jury thinks he committed suicide.  Date of Death was  unattainable.  Body was interned in Potters field Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo.

 

Copied from Geneseo Republic of May 29, 1885
Mr. Andrew Semlilne, whose serious injury from being thrown out of his wagon we reported last week, died from the hurts received last Sunday evening.  He was removed from this city to th home of his son John, in Sharon, and all that care and medical skill could accomplish was sone in his behalf.  He was 73 years of age.  His funeral was held last Tuesday.

 

Unknown Paper  (Death was 2-7-1950) 
Mrs. Willis Evans 78, Dies Feb. 7 - Mrs. Willis Evans, 78, of 509, North Aldrich Street, Geneseo, died at 11 A. M. Tuesday, Feb 7, in the J. C. Hammond hospital. Funeral services are Thursday Feb.9 at Myers Funeral Home. Burial wil be at Oakwood Cemetery.

 

Copy of Death Register page sent to Robin form the Illinois Regional Archives Depository.
# 2408  Julius Firsch
age 34yrs (39?)  4 month 11 days
Farmer
Died Oct. 3, 1890 at 2 pm
Married  
Nationality: German
Died in Edford  (He is buried at St. John's Church Cemetery in Edford)
Cause of death: Inflamation of Bowls
Place of burial: Edford Ill. on October 5, 1890
Undertaker: Zimmerman in Geneseo

 

Copy of Death Register page sent to Robin form the Illinois Regional Archives
#545   Edward Firsch
Male  White
age: 31 (?) years  10 months  19 days
Farmer
Died: Feb 5, 1880  12 am
Married 
Nationality: Prussian      Where born: Prussia
Plcae of Death: Osco, ILL
Cause of Death: Double Pnuemonia
Burial: Edford on Feb. 7, 1880 (He is buried at St. John's Church Cemetery in Edford)
Undertaker: Zimmerman in Geneseo


Copy of Death Register page sent to Robin form the Illinois Regional Archives
# 546   Albert Ernst
Male   White
Age:  1 year 4 months, 20 days 
Died: Feb. 22, 1880 at 5 pm    (note cemetery book states Feb. 20, 1880)
Single       Nationality: American    Born: Edford,  ILL.
Place of Death: Edford ILL    Cause of death: Pnuemonia
Burial: Edford      (This is Edford  cemetery in Edford Twp)  on Feb. 23, 1880
Undertaker: Zimmerman in Geneseo

GENESEO REPUBLIC  10-9-1914
MRS. KATHARINE SANTEE, AGED RESIDENT, IS DEAD 
Mrs. Katharine Santee, who had been in feeble health for several months, passed away Tuesday evening at the home of her son, Robert Santee, on Aldrich street.  Mrs. Santee was one of the pioneer residents of this locality, and was 73 years old.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, at the late home of the deceased, Rev. F. E. Shult officiating.

GENESEO REPUBLIC MARCH 26, 1920
Mrs. August Mathis passed away at her home this Tuesday morning after a very short illness.  On Sunday evening she attended services, partaking of holy communion, which was administered by Rev. Render, the pastor, as the state of the roads did not justify Dr. Kiekoefers return for the service.  On Monday she comlained of feeling bad and fainted, but soon regained consciousness, but as she has not been strong since her stroke in the winter, others, beside  Mr. Mathis, remained during the night, and at 2 o'clock in the morning the final stroke came leaving one side paralyzed, though she remained conscious until shortly before the end at 2 o'clock.  The funeral services will be held on Thursday

THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS FRIDAY DEC. 13, 1943
Massengarb Funeral
Geneseo----Funeral services for Mrs. George Massengarb, who died Tuesday in Rockford, were held yesterday afternoon in Myers Chapel, the Rev. F. H. Brunn officiating. Miss Cora Alyce Santee & Hubert Obrecht sang accompanied by Mrs. Dorothea Swanson. Pallbearers were Albert Taube, Clinton and Harry Snodgrass, Ray Ferguson, Herman Eichorn and Walter Nehls. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo.

GENESEO REPUBLIC ?-?-1894  (HE DIED 9-25-1894)
The funeral of the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rahn accured last Thursday at the German Church in Edford.  Typhoid fever was the cause of his death.  He was a bright little boy and wer extend our sympathy to the bereaved family.

GENESEO REPUBLIC JULY 10, 1931
Word has been received here by relatives of the passing of Mrs. Ewing Christner of Ypsilanti, Mich., June 28 after an illness of several months. She is survived by her husband and a daughter, Helen aged seven years Christner is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Christner, former residents of Geneseo

Copy on file: Kewanee Weekly Carrier Courier  May 4, 1881
Mr. Fred Rahn was so badly injured by the engine of a gravel train, the other day, that he died in about three days. 

Geneseo Republic Jan. 4, 1901
The funeral services of the fourteen month old daughter (Elizabeth Bohentz) of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bohentz, on Dec. 29th 1900, at 10 a.m. were held at the house, Rev. H. J. McClementz conducting the services.  The burial was at Grandview cemtery.  We extend our sympathy.


Geneseo Republic  Sept. 7, 1900
Mr. Fred Pobanz Sr., passed awa
y Monday morning at 4 o'clock.  He was a good Christian man.  He was aged 77 years and a faithful member of the Evangelical Church from which the funeral services were held, Tuesday at 2 o'clock.


Geneseo Republic Jan. 6, 1899
Grandma Firch died on New Years day, rather unexpectedly, although she had been sick sometime.  She leaves quite a number of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to mourn thier loss.   (This is Mrs. Anna Firch wife of Michael Firch)

Submitted by Robin Pardus

Geneseo Republic Sept. 15, 1887
J. D. Beuchmuiller is dead.  He was an old resident of Henry County, and was associated with the settlement and subsequent growth and prosperity of the Rock River region.  He died on Sunday at 1 o’clcok and was buried on Tuesday, at the Pink Prairie cemetery.  He left a quite a large family of grown up children.  Obituary next week.

Republic of  April 11, 1890
Feb. 21--Henry Weber, of Loraine, 52 years, 9 months and 17 days--general debility the result of scurvy contracted while in Anersonvillie prison during the war.

Copied from Republic of 9/7/1900
Mr. Fred Pobanz, Sr., passed away Monday morning at 4 o'clock.  He was a good christian man.  He was aged 77 years and a faithful member of the Evangelical church from which the funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 o'clock

Geneseo Republic Jan. 4, 1901
The funeral services of the fourteen month old daughter (Elizabeth Bohentz) of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bohentz, on Dec. 29th 1900, at 10 a.m. were held at the house, Rev. H. J. McClementz conducting the services.  The burial was at Grandview cemtery.  We extend our sympathy.

From the Nov. 1881 files of the Geneseo Republic
Died Sunday evening last, from hemorrhage of the lungs. Wm. Watters, aged 48 years.  The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Pryor officiating.  Mr. Watters had long been troubled with lung disease, and during the last year was forced to quit all hard labor.  He was a Union soldier and an old resident of this town.  He leaves a wife and one son.

Geneseo Republic  Sept. 7, 1900
Mr. Fred Pobanz Sr., passed away Monday morning at 4 o'clock.  He was a good Christian man.  He was aged 77 years and a faithful member of the Evangelical Church from which the funeral services were held, Tuesday at 2 o'clock.

Geneseo Republic Jan. 6, 1899
Grandma Firch died on New Years day, rather unexpectedly, although she had been sick sometime.  She leaves quite a number of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to mourn thier loss.

Copied from Geneseo News of Aug. 30, 1888
Miss Fehlman, the lady who was injured by a defective sidewalk in Geneseo a year ago, died on Tuesday night.  The body was taken to Hooppole for burial.

Copied from Republic April 4, 1890
The funeral of Fay A. Ott, the boy killed by the cars last Sunday, was held at the first M. E. Church at 2 p.m. last Tuesday, Rev. F. H. Cumming , officiating.  The church was filled to overflowing with friends of the grief stricken parents and schoolmates and associates of the deceased, and a large cortege following the remains to their last resting place.  Mr. and Mrs. Ott are deserving of and have the tenderness sympathy of their wide circle of friends because of the bereavement that has fallen upon them.

Republic of Feb. 7, 1890
Mrs. Wm. Bollen, daughter of Alfred Phelps, died at her home in Loraine, Wednesday evening, Feb. 5th, 1890.  She leaves a husband and an infant child, and a host of friends to mourn her untimely death.  Fulneral at Salem church, services begining at the house at 10 a. m.  Rev. Mr. Thompson will officiate.  Interment at McHenry cemetery.

Copied from Republic of July 1, 1898
Mrs. Kahn died Saturday at 8 p.m. after a long illness.  Funeral was held at the Brick church in Hickory Grove Monday at 2 p.m. 

Geneseo Republic Jan. 6, 1899
Grandma Firch died on New Years day, rather unexpectedly, although she had been sick sometime.  She leaves quite a number of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to mourn thier loss.

Copied from Geneseo News of Aug. 30, 1888
Miss Fehlman, the lady who was injured by a defective sidewalk in Geneseo a year ago, died on Tuesday night.  The body was taken to Hooppole for burial.

 

Wini this past summer when Fama and I were at Kewanee this piece of paper fell out of the Henry County History book.  Here is the info on it in hopes it will help someone or help the owner of the paper with remembering what they were searching for.

Mother’s Side:
Deaths at St Peters
Johann Friedrich Lehman  Died 13 Apr 1885 buried 14 Apr.  94 y 7 m 4 days
August Carl Wilhelm Gaunsch Died 8 May 1885  buried May 10  24 y 5 m 17 days
Joachin Kremzow Died 2 Apr. 1888  buried 3 Apr.  69 yrs 1 mo 18 day
Wilhelm Lehman  Died 1 Oct. 1888  buried 3 Oct   38yrs 3 mo 15 days
Clara Adelhird (sp?) Lesch  Died 10 Apr. 1890  buried 12 Apr.   4yr 5mo  9days
Mabel Louise Hamilton  Died 30 Apr. 1894  buried  1 May   7 mo  14days
John Frederich Lehman  Died  10 May 1898  buried 12 May Cosner Cem  77y  2m  9dy
Anna Lehman  Died 28  May  1898   buried  29  May  74yr  10mo  22days
Johanna Doye  Died  3  Apr.  1900  buried  5 Apr.  77yr 1mo  12day
Caroline  Hamilton  Died  28  Aug 1900   buried 30  Aug.  40yr  9 mo  1 day
Clara Martha  Kremzow  Died  14  Feb. 1902   buried  16 Feb.  14 yr  3mo  13 days
John Frederich  Lehman  Died  28 Dec. 1901  buried 31  Dec.  55yr  8mo  14days
Julius Wagner  Died Sept. 22, 1906  buried  Sept. 24  79yrs 1mo 16days
Caroline Hepner  Died June 27, 1906  buried June 29  71 yrs  8 mo  14 days
Emilie Hepner  Died  Aug. 4, 1908  buried Aug. 6   72 yrs  3 days
Paul Eugene Rei[  Died Nov. 25, 1908  buried Nov. 27  4yr  2mo  2days
Reinhold  Kempin (sp?)  Died Mar. 6, 1909  buried March 9   58yr  2 mo  8 day
Carl Hamilton  Died  June 10, 1909   buried June 12   2yr 5mo 6days
Edward Reiff  Died May 23, 1911  buried May 25  17yrs 1mo 26days
Wilhelmina Christine Wagner   Died Feb. 10, 1914   buried Feb. 13   74yrs  5mo 15days
Carl Otto Hymer (sp?) Died Apr. 17, 1914 buried Apr. 20  8yr  6mo 2dy Pleasant View
Louise Emilie Krempin (sp)  died Jan 30 1916  bur Feb. 2  70yr  11mo  30days
Ludwig Hepner  Sept. 20 1918  bur Sept. 22  83yrs 6mo  3 day
Mrs. Mary Zangme Day  Died Oct. 23 1918  bur Oct 25  58-63
Dorthea Seifert  Died Dec 11 1920  bur Dec. 13    6-8-26
LOUIS Walter Lesch  Oct. 31, 1918   Jan 9 1921  24-4-26
Mrs. Elmer Seifert  Died Feb 4 1921  bur.  Feb 9  30-4-26
Theodore Reiff  Oct. 5, 1922
Mrs. Marie Kempue (sp?)  Oct 25, 1926
Carl R. H. Hamilton  died May 24 1927  bur May 27   68-6-12
Chas Kopjuty (sp?)  Jan 22 1927   61yr 2 day
Sophia Louise Hepner  Dec 29  1928  50yr
Mrs. Mary Day  Feb 7  1934

 

Copied from Geneseo News of Aug. 30, 1888
Miss Fehlman, the lady who was injured by a defective sidewalk in Geneseo a year ago, died on Tuesday night.  The body was taken to Hooppole for burial.

Copied from Republic of 9/7/1900
Mr. Fred Pobanz, Sr., passed away Monday morning at 4 o'clock.  He was a good christian man.  He was aged 77 years and a faithful member of the Evangelical church from which the funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 o'clock

Joseph Vogel born Jan. 4, 1853 in Germany. (didn't mention where).  At age 16 came to U.S.A. .  Married Dec. 24, 1885 to Mrs. Frediricka Butzer.  Son Henry of Detroit and Carl of Geneseo.  2 step-daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Wagle at home, and Mrs. Carrie Grant of Geneseo, two step-son's Fred of Geneseo and Perry Butzer of Atkinson.  Mention nothing on his parents.

Mrs. Fredirecka Butzer Vogel.
Born in Helsena Waldick Germany daughter of Christian and Jennie Himmelman.  At the time she died she was 84 yrs., 1 month, and 17 day. (You can what year and etc.)  On July 3, 1870 she married Jacob Butzer.  He died in 1883.  She married Dec.24, 1885 to Joseph Vogel.  Brothers and sisters are Mrs. Emma Frels, Mrs. Dora Gritman, Mrs. Augusta Tenthoff, Carl Himmelman of DesMoines,  Mrs. Anna Dietrich and Gust (August) Himmelman of Twin Lakes, Wisc.  Her children are listed above. 

Copied Oct. 14, 1904 from Geneseo Republic
WILLARD GEORGE HELLER
Willard George, infant son of George and Ella Heller, living in Loraine township, was born February 2d, 1904, and died October 4, 1904, aged eight months and two days.  Loving parents, a brother, two sisters, grandparents and other relatives mourn his early departure.  Thus this sweet bird just as it begun to unfold its beauty to the delight of the home was traplanted to a fairer climate than this, may the God of all graces sweetly comfort the sorrowing hearts.  Funeral services were conducted Oct.. 6th, by Rev. F. W. Nickel.

Copied May 5, 1966 from Geneseo Republic
Mrs. Irvin Luther, 99, of Webster Grove, Missouri, a former Hooppole resident, died Sunday, May 1, in Webster Grove nursing home.  Funeral services were Tuesday, May 3, there.  Burial was in Des Moines, Iowa  The former Bertha Ott was born in Hooppole, the daughter of Adam and DDLouis Ott.  Surviving  are two daughters, Mary and Ruth, both at home, and a brother, Walter Ott, formerly of Hooppole, now living in the Gradert Nursing home, Geneseo.

 

Concordia Lutheran Church death record - Augusta Schuetzler Death in Feb 6, 1938 buried Feb 8, 1938 died of Cancer 75 yrd 5 mo 11days fammily: husband, 3 step daughters, 1 stepson.
Concordia Lutheran Church death record - Dorothy Mabel Gradert died Feb 11th 1938 buried Feb 15th, 1938, died of Illiness of 12 weeks, age 24yrs 6mo 9days, family:parents, 6 brothers 6 sisters.
Concordia Lutheran Church death record - Mrs Caroline Leonardt died June 23rd, 1938 buried June 26th, 1938 died of old age and complications age 79yrs 7mo, 22 days, family: 3 sons.
Concordia Lutheran Church death record - Fred L. Rahn died Nov. 2nd, 1937  buried Nov. 4th, 1937, died of old age and complications, 78ys 1 mo 2 days, family 2 sons.
Concordia Lutheran Church death record - Therese Ristau died Sept. 28th 1938 buried Sept. 30th, 1938 died of asthma & heart trouble, age 75 years 10 mos 11days, family: 2 brothers. 

Republic of July 8, 1881
On Wednesday morning, July 6th, Catherine M., wife of Jacob Ott, died in this city, of inflammatory rheumatism.  Deceased was aged 60 years and 10 months.  She was a native of Bavaria, Germany, and emigrated to this country with her parents when a child.  She lived 44 years with her husband, and had been 28 years a resident of Henry county.  She leaves a husband and twelve children.  The remains were taken to Yorktown for burial yesterday.


Geneseo Republic of May 21, 1959
MRS. JOSEPHINE MATHIS OF HOOPPOLE DIES
Mrs. Josephine Mathis of Hooppole died Wednesday morning, May 20, at the Gradert Nursing Home, Geneseo, where she had been living the last few years.   The body is at the Gardner Mortuary at Prophetstown.


 Copy of obit on file: Geneseo Republic Dec. 31, 1909
Mrs. Martin Schwenske died on Tuesday night at her home seven miles northeast of Geneseo, death attending childbirth. The little one survives. Mrs. Schwenske was a mother of a large family and her untimely death is mourned by many friends in the community. The funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11 o'clock at the home and at 1 o'clock at the German Lutheran church in this city. Rev. Chr. Bergen officiating.  (This is suppose to be Schurvinske)

 

Copied from Republic of Feb. 7, 1890; Mrs. Wm. Bollen, daughter of Alfred Phelps, died at her home in Loraine, Wednesday evening, Feb. 5th, 1890. She leaves a husband and an infant child, and a host of friends to mourn her untimely death. Funeral at Salem church, services beginning at the house at 10 a. m. Rev. Mr. Thompson will officiate. Interment at McHenry cemetery.  Death register pages on file from the Illinois Regional Archives state her death on Feb. 3rd and burial on Feb. 5. (pls note she isnt listed in cemetery book)

 

Geneseo Republic  Dec. 31, 1909
The remains of Mrs. Wm. Bentley were brought to Geneseo this Thursday afternoon from Aledo, where her death occurred Wednesday.  The body was taken to the home of the mother of the deceased, Mrs. Fries, on West Chicago Street.  The time of the funeral service and interment at Oakwood has not yet been determined upon.

 

Geneseo Republic Feb. 23, 1894
Mr. George Terpening, a resident of Munson township since 1854, and for years a prominent farmer, died at his home Saturday, Feb. 17, 1894, of pneumonia, after a brief illness.  Deceased was a native of Virgil, Cortland County N.Y.  He lacked but a month of being 49 years of age.  He leaves a wife, two children, two brothers and three sisters, besides  other relatives to mourn his death.  He had been in failing health, from a chronic ailment for several years, but his sudden taking off was a surprise to most of his friends who had not even heard of his serious illness till announcement of his death was made.  He was a man who commanded the respect of the community and his family will have much sympathy in their sad bereavement.  Funeral services were held at his late home Tuesday, Rev. Mr. Anderson of Abingdon, officiating and his remains were laid at rest in the family lot at Oakwood.

 Copied from Republic of Feb. 13, 1885
Mr. Martin Santee, an old resident of Loraine, died at his home at 11 o'clock Tuesday from a stroke of paralysis.  Deceased was 62 years of age and has been a well known farmer of the town where he died for sixteen years past.  Funeral services will be held at the Sharon church next Sabbath, and the remains laid at rest in the cemetery there.

Copied from Republic of July 16, 1948

FORD AND HELLER FAMILIES ATTEND URBAN FUNERAL
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Ford and Mr. and Mrs. Gloy Heller all of Geneseo attended the funeral services of Alfred Urban of Lakeview, Iowa, Wednesday, July 7, at Marchalltown, Iowa.     Mrs. Urban died Saturday, July 3, at his home in Lakeview.  He was born at Hooppole, Ill. and lived many years in that community.  Services were also held Tuesday, July 6, at Lakeview.  He was buried at Riverside cemetery, Marshalltown.   Surviving are his wife, a son, a daughter, Mrs. Donald Hunter of Lake View, a sister, Mrs. Ella Rapp of Geneseo, and a twin brother, Frank of Santa Anna, Calif.

Submitted by Robin Pardus

 Geneseo Republic Oct. 31, 1890
Oct. 3, Julius Fusch, of Geneseo age 37 years 4 mo and 11 days- Inflamation of the bowels.   (This should be Julius Firch)

This info was found in Mar 1893 paper:
Hannah M. Paul  born May 7, 1826  died Mar. 6, 1893

Copied Oct 7, 1904 from Republic
The son of Mr. and Mrs. George Heller died Tuesday October 4th, 1904. It was their youngest child. A funeral service was held Thursday the interment being in the Loraine cemetery. Much sympathy is felt for the sorrow stricken parents.

Copied from Sept. 23, 1904 Republic
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Heller have the sincere sympathy of all in the loss of their little son, Bernard, who passed away last Wednesday evening. The funeral service was held Saturday morning at the Loraine church and the body laid at rest in the Lorraine cemetery.

Unknown Paper:

Mr. Henry Reader, age 55 years, died at his home here this morning after an illness of 10days from lung fever.  Deceased has been a highly respected resident of this village (Colona) for the past 8 years, during which time his honorestly and industry has won him many friends.  He will be sadly missed, and his bereaved family have the sympathy of all.

Unknown Paper
Elmer, son of Adolph Krinjob, living in Osco township, died Friday, July 1, 1910, after an illness of about a week with inflammation of the bowels, aged three years and nine months.  funeral services were held Sunday at the German Lutheran Church in Edford township, Rev. A. C. Mennicke, officiating.  Sympathy if felt for the family called to mourn the death, of this bright son whose future was so full of promise and hope.

Geneseo Republic Oct. 1892
Edford News
David Firch's little son, aged four years, died of diphtheria last week Tuesday, Oct. 18th, 1892.  He was a bright little boy and the bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of their friends and neighbors.  Funeral services were held Wednesday at the White Church.

 Copied from the Republic of 3/31/1879
Rollin Rapp died Thursday, March 23 from lung fever and measles.  He was a promising young man and will be greatly missed by his many friends, by the Sunday School, and Y.P.A.  His age was 23 years and a few days.  The bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of their circle of friends in their sad bereavement.

 

Copied from the Republic of 3/31/1879
Friday, March 24th, Mr. and Mrs. Chas Roos, of Loraine met with a sad bereavement by the death of their daughter Neva, aged nearly four years, after an illness of but 10 hours.  Rev. Geo Walter conducted the funeral, Monday at the United Evangelical church.

 

Copied from the Republic of April 7, 1899
The Redman family were shocked Friday evening by the sad tidings that Tina's husband, Gus Bartz, of Geneseo, was dead.  It came very unexpectedly as part of the family did not know that he was sick.  In his dying moments, to appease the grief of his wife and friends, he kept reiterating, "I am not going to die."  He left a home and $1,000 insurance for his wife and two children.

This info was found in Mar 1893 paper:
Hannah M. Paul  born May 7, 1826  died Mar. 6, 1893

 Copied from Republic of Feb. 13, 1885
Mr. Martin Santee, an old resident of Loraine, died at his home at 11 o'clock Tuesday from a stroke of paralysis.  Deceased was 62 years of age and has been a well known farmer of the town where he died for sixteen years past.  Funeral services will be held at the Sharon church next Sabbath, and the remains laid at rest in the cemetery there.

Copied from Republic of Feb. 18, 1910
Will Schuck's little daughter passed away Sunday after a few day's of illness.

Geneseo Republic  Sept. 7, 1900
Mr. Fred Pobanz Sr., passed away Monday morning at 4 o'clock.  He was a good Christian man.  He was aged 77 years and a faithful member of the Evangelical Church from which the funeral services were held, Tuesday at 2 o'clock.


Geneseo Republic Jan. 6, 1899
Grandma Firch died on New Years day, rather unexpectedly, although she had been sick sometime.  She leaves quite a number of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to mourn thier loss.

 

 

Copied from Geneseo News of Aug. 30, 1888
Miss Fehlman, the lady who was injured by a defective sidewalk in Geneseo a year ago, died on Tuesday night.  The body was taken to Hooppole for burial.

Copied from Republic of 9/7/1900
Mr. Fred Pobanz, Sr., passed away Monday morning at 4 o'clock.  He was a good christian man.  He was aged 77 years and a faithful member of the Evangelical church from which the funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 o'clock

 

 Republic of Feb. 7, 1890
Mrs. Wm. Bollen, daughter of Alfred Phelps, died at her home in Loraine, Wednesday evening, Feb. 5th, 1890.  She leaves a husband and an infant child, and a host of friends to mourn her untimely death.  Fulneral at Salem church, services begining at the house at 10 a. m.  Rev. Mr. Thompson will officiate.  Interment at McHenry cemetery.


Copied from Republic April 4, 1890
The funeral of Fay A. Ott, the boy killed by the cars last Sunday, was held at the first M. E. Church at 2 p.m. last Tuesday, Rev. F. H. Cumming , officiating.  The church was filled to overflowing with friends of the grief stricken parents and schoolmates and associates of the deceased, and a large cortege following the remains to their last resting place.  Mr. and Mrs. Ott are deserving of and have the tenderness sympathy of their wide circle of friends because of the bereavement that has fallen upon them.

Geneseo Republic Jan. 4, 1901
The funeral services of the fourteen month old daughter (Elizabeth Bohentz) of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bohentz, on Dec. 29th 1900, at 10 a.m. were held at the house, Rev. H. J. McClementz conducting the services.  The burial was at Grandview cemtery.  We extend our sympathy.

Unknown Paper:
Mrs Willis Evans 78, Dies Feb. 7 - Mrs Willis Evans, 78, of 509, North Aldrich Street, Geneseo, died at 11 A. M. Tuesday, Feb 7, in the J. C. Hammond hospital. Funeral services are Thursday Feb.9 at Myers Funeral Home. Burial wil be at Oakwood Cemetery. (She died Feb. 7, 1950)

 

Geneseo Republic Feb. ?? 1897
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Drehman, who resided in Cornwall, met with a sad bereavement last Friday, Feb. 26th, 1897, by the death of their baby Grace, aged 8 months. The little one died of lung fever after a brief period of suffering. Funeral services were held Monday at the house, Rev. J.M. Hartley officiating and the little one was laid to rest in Oakwood. The parents have sincere sympathy of all their friends and acquaintances.

 

Geneseo Republic Feb. 7, 1890
Henry Wittick, for many years a resident of this town, died at his home just southwest of the city last Monday. He leaves a wife and several grown children.

Geneseo Republic Feb. 7, 1908
Wednesday night at his home in Edford occured the death of Mr. Adolph Lenzer, a long time and esteemed resident of that town. Mr.. Lenzer was in his eighty-fifth year and was prominent in the councils of his church, The St. John's Ev. Lutheran church of Edford, where the funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:30 p.m. by his pastor, Rev. A. C. Mennicke. (This is Michael Loesner)

Obit: Rahn, Carl Wilhelm Friedrich (1880 – 1955)
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 12/01/1955
Rahn, Carl Wilhelm Friedrich (19 June 1880 – 23 Nov. 1955)
Carl Wilhelm Friedrich Rahn of the town of Green Grove, Clark county, died on November 23, pneumonia and a kidney disease being the cause of his death. Funeral services were held at the Lulloff Funeral Home Saturday afternoon, Rev. Martin H. Krause of Green Grove officiating, and internment was made in the Green Grove cemetery. Pall bearers were Lester Schaffer, Art Schultz, Isadore Umlauft, Elroy Augustine, Marvin Augustine and Norman Augustine. Flowers were in charge of Myrna Augustine, Juleth Augustine, Mrs. David Schultz and Mrs. Kenneth Schultz. The deceased was born in Rock Island, Ill., on June 19, 1880, thus reaching the age of 75 years, five months and four days.

Copied from Republic of Feb. 7, 1890; Mrs. Wm. Bollen, daughter of Alfred Phelps, died at her home in Loraine, Wednesday evening, Feb. 5th, 1890. She leaves a husband and an infant child, and a host of friends to mourn her untimely death. Funeral at Salem church, services beginning at the house at 10 a. m. Rev. Mr. Thompson will officiate. Interment at McHenry cemetery.

Geneseo Republic Dec. 5, 1924
Philip Weber received a telegram Monday from Effingham, Kansas, stating that his brother, Conrad Weber, had passed away. Mr. Weber and Miss Anna Weber left on the evening train for Kansas to attend the funeral, which will be held Wednesday. (Note from Robin, this is Conrad Weber (Weaver) who is married to Sarah Hershman)

Copied from Republic unknown date
Mrs. Katherine Koch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hornecker, of this town, died at her home in Edford, Wednesday Sept 8th, 1897. husband and two children survive her. She was age 30 years. (Katherine Koch is in Edford Cemetery)

Copied from Republic of may 4, 1883
Mr. David Heller, one of the old settlers of Loraine, whose recent stroke of paralysis was mentioned in these columns, died last Monday , never having recovered consciousness after stricken by the disease. He was aged 69 years. The funeral was held Wednesday. Several friends of the deceased and his family went from Geneseo to attend. It was attended by a large crowd.

Copied from Republic of may 4, 1883
April 30, 1883, Loraine, David Heller, of apoplexy aged 69 under deaths.

Copied Jan. 21, 1916 Republic

Mrs. Adolph Ott received a telegram Wednesday from her son Orson Ott living in Hazelton, N.. D. which conveyed the sad word that his daughter, Ruby, aged fifteen years, had passed away following an illness of scarlet fever. The sympathy of the Geneseo friends goes forth to Mr. Ott and his household in their sore bereavement.

Copied 2/25/1916 Republic
A little daughter (Selma Minnie) was born to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bartz Wednesday, February 16, 1916, but the little one passed away Friday evening. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the home and the burial was made in Edford Cemetery. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of their friends in this their great sorrow.

Geneseo Republic May 6, 1898
April 29th, 1898, Beda Rosina, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rader, died of whooping cough and inflamation of the bowel, at the age of 6 months and 21 days. Thus the Lord has transplanted the bud from time into eternity, only to burst forth into full bloom in that land where neither sorrow, pain nor suffering are ever found.

 

Copied from Republic of 2/17/1888

Mrs. Casper Sand died Feb. 7th, of lung fever, after and illness of nine days. Her funeral was preached by Rev. W. Gocesseie, of Geneseo, Feb. 9th, at the new Lorain church. Her parents, who live in Nebraska were telegraphed the day before her death, but could not reach here in time for the funeral. Just as the benediction was pronounced after the funeral sermon word was received at the church that Grandpa Sand had died. He had made his home for the past eight years with Mr. Casper Sand. The body of Mrs. Sand was taken back to the house on Friday. Mrs. Sand's mother, Mrs. Groshaus, accompanied by her grandson, arrived Saturday there was a double funeral from Mr. Sand's place,
both his wife and father being buried in the cemetery near the Evangelical church. Rev. Wm. Gocesseie and H. Williamson officiated at the funeral

Copied from Republic of 9/16/1887
Mrs. Mary U. Ott formally of this city, died last Tuesday at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Ott, in Chicago, aged 76 years. She was the mother of Samuel Ott, , the grocer,who attend the funeral in Chicago. He was accompanied by Phillip Ott, Esq. a relative of the deceased.

Republic of 4/16/1892
Died, at his late home, April 10, two miles east of Morristown, Miss Mary Bach, after a long and painful illness. Deceased was a very promising young lady. She leaves a wide circle of friends. funeral services were held in the Lutheran church and her remains were laid to rest in Evergreen cemetery.

Republic of 4/16/1892
We are grieved to hear of the death of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Rapp's baby, Glenn, which occurred at Geneseo the 7th. of April. The babe took sick at their home in Rhodes, Iowa but after all medical aid failed they came to Geneseo for treatment. But it was all of no avail. May the All-wise Creator, who doeth all things will, sustain them in their poigment grief.

Republic of 4/16/1892
Mr. and Mrs. Simon Rapp, of Rhodes, Iowa recently brought their little son, Glenn, here in hope to restoring his shattered health. They stopped with at Mr. Philip Rapp, a brother, in the northwest part of town, but their hope for little Glenn recovery was doomed to sad disappointment. Despite all that medical skill and loving care could do he steadily failed till called from earth on Thursday, April 7, 1892. Funeral services were held last Sabbath. The sorrowing parent have the tender sympathy of many friends.

Copied from Republic of 4/16/1892
Eli Wolf, son of Barahart Wolf,, of Yorktown, died at Pilot Mound, Iowa, March 15, 1892 at the age of 32 years, 8 months, and 16 days. Deceased immigrated to Iowa in 1878 and married there in 1879. He leaves a wife, two sons, and a daughter. Many in this county remember him well and will sympathize with his relative in the affiliation that has fallen upon them.

GENESEO REPUBLIC JULY 10, 1964
FORMER GENESEO RESIDENT SUCCUMBS
Lloyd A. Humble, 52, of Carbon Cliff, who lived in Geneseo from 1930-40, diedSunday, July 5, in Moline Public hospital. Funeral services were Tuesday afternoon July 7, in the Knox-Larson funeral home. Burial was in Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery.

From Robin Pardus and Fama Prokup

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MAX ANDREW “DREW” WEIDLEIN
Orion Times – January 25, 1889 – page 1 under the heading of “Osco”
A nine months old child of Elmer Weidline’s near Morristown died last week. Shared by Mary Margaret mjones6@comcast.net

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Orion Weekly Times – September 18, 1879 – page 5 under the title “Morristown Items”
JOHN P. WHITELINE
John Whiteline’s infant child, aged two months, died on the 31st ult.
(The one above is for John “J. J.” and Christina Rapp Whiteline’s child.) Shared by Mary Margaret mjones6@comcast.net
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Orion Times – October 9, 1885 – page 1 – under heading of “Morristown Items”
MARGARET JESSIE WEIDLEIN
Miss Jessie Weidlein, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Weidlein, was buried here Wednesday afternoon last week. Shared by Mary Margaret mjones6@comcast.net

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Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947
Name: Johnson
Birth Date: 13 Sep 1928
Birth Place: Geneseo, Henry, Ill
Death Date: 13 Sep 1928
Death Place: Geneseo, Henry, Illinois
Burial Date: 13 Sep 1928
Cemetery Name: Oakwood
Death Age: 0
Race: White
Gender: Male
Father Name: Dewitt Johnson
Father Birth Place: Geneseo, Illinois
Mother Name: Edna Gradert
Mother Birth Place: Barn City, Iowa
Comments: Stillborn
FHL Film Number: 1614303

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Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947
Name: Dona May Johnson
Birth Date: 29 Apr 1930
Birth Place: Geneseo, Illinois
Death Date: 1 May 1930
Death Place: Geneseo, Henry, Illinois
Burial Date: 2 May 1930
Burial Place: Geneseo, Henry, Ill.
Death Age: 2 Days
Race: White
Marital Status: S
Gender: Female
Father Name: Dewitt Johnson
Father Birth Place: Geneseo, Ill.
Mother Name: Edna Gradert
Mother Birth Place: Iowa
FHL Film Number: 1643662

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Geneseo Republic 3-10-1899
In the Gloversville, N.Y. Herald of Feb. 27th, 1899, is recorded the death of Dr. Willard Avery Heacock. Deceased was age 33 years and graduated as a physician in 1892. He was established in successful practice in New York City: was married, and leaves a wife and two children. He was a step son of Mrs. Clara Perry Heacock, formerly of this city.

Geneseo Republic 3-29-1956
Fetus Discovered Near Hennepin Canal
The body of a four month old male fetus was found by two young boys abt 5 p,m, Sunday. March 25, near the Hennepin Canal, just east of the Gernant Bridge, five miles west of Geneseo. Henry County Coroner Ralph N. Cole of Kewanee and Sheriff, George N. Nelson were called to investigate. The coroner had been notified by Silvis police and Mr. Cole took the fetus to a local undertaker for burial. There were no criminal marks on the child, it was reported.

Geneseo Republic 9-30-1910
Mr and Mrs Julius Newmann of Edford twp, mourn the death of thier baby boy, Wesley, 4 weeks old. The little one passed away last Friday nigh September 23, after a brief illness with bowel trouble. The sorrowing parents have the deep sympathy of the comunity in the loss of thier only child. The funeral service was held Sunday morning at St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran church, Rev. A.C. Mennicke officiating and the remains were laid to rest in the Edford cemetery

Genealogy Abstracts from Moline Dispatch 1897
Hintz, Mary daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hintz of 1818 1st Avenue, died today aged 20 years. She is survived by her parents, three brothers and one sister.

Geneseo Republic
February 9, 1912
Mrs. F.W. Ahrends spent several days in Atkinson last week, being called there by the fatal illness of the infant daughter of her brother-in-law, James Hufford. The little on, Bessie Marie, aged nine months, passed away Saturday afternoon. The remains were brought to Geneseo for burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Geneseo Republic
100 Years ago
April 5, 1912
The Rev. F.E. Shult and his son, Ray, went to Rock Island to attend the funeral of Raymond Swingler, one of the victims of last week's riots. The unfortunate young man was at a considerable distance from the mob, watching the trouble when he was shot in the abdomen. Peritonitis developed and death ensued Friday.

From the Orion Times - April 5, 1900 - page 1

DEATH AT OSCO
After almost eight weeks suffering little Mae Hadley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Hadley, gave up her young life last Saturday morning about 10 o’clock. The funeral was held Monday morning at the M. E. church. Interment at Morristown cemetery. (shared by Mary Margaret Jones mjones6@comcast.net)

Geneseo Republic March 9, 1900
Grandma Mathis died Sunday evening very suddenly after a illness abt two weeks, her biography will appear in next weeks Republic

 

On Tuesday December 11, 1883, Carrie I. BILLS, aged 17 years and 5 months, at her home in Edford.
Sleep on dear Carrie, thy work is done:The mortal pang is past:Jesus has come and born thee home,Beyond the stormy blast.
Carrie entered the Normal school, at Dixon, in September 1882, where she remained about six months and was about to graduate when her health failed and she was compelled to leave school and return home, where she was a constant sufferer until the hour of her death. When we take into consideration Carrie's age, energy, and future prospects in life, her death is a particularly sad one to all who knew her. Still she died as she lived, without a word of complaint, leaving the assurance all was well, and she was fully prepared for this last solemn change. She had many near and dear friends, who now mourn their loss and extend the hand of sympathy to her mother and brothers, in this their deep affliction.

 

Geneseo Republic Newspaper (forgot to write down date)
On Nov. 29th, 1883, Cyrus, son of Levi and Nancy Fronk, aged 28 years and 10 months.
Day after day we saw him fade, And gently sink away. Yet often in our hearts we prayed That he might longer stay, For the one we loved so dearly Has forever passed away. Fold the waxen hands together, Close the soft and dreamy eyes, See how like a broken lily, Pale and beautiful, Cyrus lies.
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Geneseo Republic Newspaper May 11 1883
Mrs. Fannie S. Jones, formerly Miss Fannie S. Bernard, a lady who was raised in Geneseo, and who was here about three weeks since, visiting at Capt. P. H. Sniff's, committed suicide at her home in Rock Falls last Tuesday by inhaling chloroform. She was last seen alive on the morning the deed was committed by a young lady who had spent the previous night with her. Her death was first discovered by her husband and a couple of neighbors about 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Jones had just returned from Chicago and finding the house closed and locked and the blinds down went to a neighbors' to see where his wife was. No one there knowing, he and the neighbor, accompanied by another gentleman, forced an entrance to the house through a window. They found Mrs. Jones in bed, dressed in her night clothing, dead but still warm, and a dish of chloroform under her nostrils. Evidently death had come to her without a struggle. She had been about a year and a half married. No reason for the commission of the rash deed was developed by the coroner's inquest. She left a letter to be made public as follows: "To all who may feel concerned-I am tired of life and I wish no trouble made by any one for this act, as it is my fervent desire and wish and has been for the past four years, but the respect I had for my friends and relatives, and also for the love of my dear husband, which I love most devotedly, has kept me from this before now. I may be committing a great crime, but I cannot see it in that light, and knowing my own feelings in regard to it, if I am, from my heart, God forgive me."

 

Republic July 21, 1899
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Santee died Monday. ( her actually dead was July 14, 1899).

Geneseo Rebublic, Geneseo August 22, 1919
DISTRESSING ACCIDENT BRINGS DEATH OF J.A. LILJA
John A. Lilja, a respected resident of Geneseo for many years, passed away Wednesday morning, Aug. 20, the result of burns sustained by him at the North school building in this city Monday forenoon. Mr. Lilja was the janitor of the building and had just completed the summer's work of throughly cleaning the rooms ready for the reopening of school. He has taken some rags to the boiler room which he had used in cleaning the floors and desks, and in which work he had used kerosene and benzine. Placing these in the furnace with the intention of burning them it appears that the gas coming from the oily cloths was ignited from the gas jets in the boiler room or else when he applied ajmatch to them. At any rate there must have been a terrible explosion and the room must have been entirely filled with a flame for some old pictures on the walls were burned entirely out of the frames and there are indications of fire in all parts of the room. Severely as he was burned and injured by the explosion, Mr. Lilja must have heroically set about to put out the fire for the fire hose was found turned on and in self sacrificing manner he looked to it that the fire be not allowed to reach other parts of the building from destruction. After he had quelled the blaze, he went up three flights of stairs to the telephone and called for help and the attendance of a physician. Dr. Arthur Parsons found Mr. Lilja suffering with severe burns about the head, arms and hands, and the upper part of his body. Removing him to the hospital he was made comforatable as posssible, but so badly had he been burned that death resulted. Mr. Lilja's sad and distressing end brings sorrow to all for Mr.Lilja was held in high esteem. He has been a loyal good citizen, and his self sacrificing devotion to his duty in looking after the school district's property designate him a hero. An obituary will be printed next week. The funeral service will be held at the home of Mr.Lilja Friday at 3:15 p.m. and will be conducted by Rev. E.W. Magnusson, pastor of the First Lutheran church.

From Robin Pardus and Fama Prokup

 

Republic April 4, 1902
Nellie, beloved daughter of Edward and Susan VanDeVelda, died March 31, 1902, aged one year. The funeral was held at the home Tuesday, Rev. A. C. Huffman officiating. The interment was in Loraine cemetery.

From Robin Pardus and Fama Prokup

 

Republic 4-22-1881
A little son of Jacob Rapp, of Yorktown, met a terrible death on Saturday lst. They had been boiling soap at the house and a kittle of it just off the fire had been dipped into a tub standing in the yard. Several children were playing about there, among them the little boy, aged two and a half years. Mrs. Rapp being called to some duties in the house for a few minutes heard the little fellow cry out, but supposing it was nothing serious did not go immediately to it. The crying was kept up, and when she went to the door the other children had the little boy and leading him to the house. He had fallen into the tub of hot soap and been burned on the back and one side, and from his thighs to his shoulders, and one hand and arm were also burned. The flesh was literally cooked. He lived until about 5 o'clock in the evening of the same day. The parents think the child fell in accidentally by being over balanced while throwing apples. An apple was found in the open sleeve of the arm that was burned. Death coming to the little one is this manner has stricken the family grievously. The funeral services were conducted last Monday.

From Robin Pardus and Fama Prokup

 

Republic Apr. 1, 1881
A little daughter of Mr. Aaron Rapp died of scarlet fever, and was buried last Sunday. Funeral services will be held April 17th.

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Republic  9-5-1919
The remains of Cha. Roos who met with such a sudden death last week, were brought out to the family lot.  Loraine was his life long home until a few years ago when he left his farm and went to Geneseo where he was engaged in business.  The grief stricken wife and son have out heartfelt sympathy in their deep sorrow.  All we can say is God will take care of you.
Note: His birth date is 1867 and he died in Aug 1919. 

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Republic Dec. 8, 1903
Mr. William Fernow, an old resident of Rock River Bottom, died very suddenly at his home Thursday afternoon.  He had been talking with a neighbor who was passing and just entered the home when death claimed him.  He leaves a wife to mourn his departure.  He was buried at Sharon cemetery.
Note:His birthdate is 1842 and he died: Dec. 1903

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From Orion Times – November 22, 1900 – page 8 – “Morristown Items”
Mary Showalter
Mrs. Mary Showalter died at her home Monday night at the age of 82 years. Funeral services will be held at the house tomorrow at 1 o’clock.

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Dispatch.6/25/1935
William Lohr, 79, died suddenly at 3 yesterday afternoon at the Henry County Infirmary south of Geneseo. He had been a inmate of the infirmary about three years. He was taken there from Woodhull

Found in Geneseo Republic 11/4/1932
Many relatives and friends from Hooppole and the surrounding community attended funeral services for Mrs. Stanley Ringel in Kewanee Saturday afternoon. The Rev. W.J. Bartz of Hooppole, Pastor of Calvary church of which Mrs. Ringel was a member officiated at the services. Interment was in Kewanee cemetery.

Republic of Feb. 21, 1957
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Blackman of Milan died Saturday afternoon, February 16, shortly after birth in St. Anthony hospital, Rock Island. Graveside services were held, Monday, Feb. 18, at the Sharon Cemetery with the Rev. H. Sheldon Pattison, Geneseo Methodist pastor, officiating. Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mrs. Clarence Eyrich of Geneseo and Mr. and Mrs. Byron Blackman of Seaton.

Republic of 3-22-1901
The remains of a little babe of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Smith, who lives in Joliet, was brought to Geneseo last Monday, and buried in the Loraine cemetery on Tuesday. The mother of the child was in a very critical condition the fore part of the week but word received from there given her friends assurance of her recovery.

 

Republic 4-19-1901
John Stuhr's people deserve the sympathy of this community, they having lost two children, a grown daughter and five year old son by black diphtheria.
(Fama believes it is these two kids:)
1)Mary A. Stuhr b:2-07-1878 in Henry Cty., Ill. d: March 30, 1901 in Henry Co., Ill.
2) Franz (Frank Johann Rudolf Stuhr, b:3-5-1896 in Henry Coty, Ill. d:April 9, 1901 in Henry Cty. Ill. They are buried in Edford Cem.

 

Republic of May 4, 1883
April 30, 1883, Loraine, David Heller, of apoplexy aged 69 under deaths.
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Republic of May 4, 1883
Mr. David Heller, one of the old settlers of Loraine, whose recent stroke of paralysis was mentioned in these columns, died last Monday , never having recovered consciousness after stricken by the disease. He was aged 69 years. The funeral was held Wednesday. Several friends of the deceased and his family went from Geneseo to attend. It was attended by a large crowd.
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Republic May 25, 1883
Mrs. Nehring, an old lady 81 years, whose home was in the northeast part of town, died last Saturday. The remains were enterred in the old cemetery last Sunday.
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Republic May 18, 1883
Death--Dec. 24, 1882--Eunice Santee, pneumonia, age 64.
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Genealogy Abstracts from Moline Dispatch 1897
Hintz, Mary daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hintz of 1818 1st Avenue, died today aged 20 years. She is survived by her parents, three brothers and one sister.

From the Orion Times – April 5, 1901 – page 1
DEATH AT OSCO
After almost eight weeks suffering little Mae Hadley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Hadley, gave up her young life last Saturday morning about 10 o’clock. The funeral was held Monday morning at the M. E. church. Interment at Morristown cemetery. (shared by Mary Margaret Jones
mjones6@comcast.net)

 

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