The Geneseo Republic Date:August 23, 1 907
Mrs. Eva Barbara Roos, widow of the late Martin Roos, and a pioneer resident of Henry county, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Solomon Heller in Loraine Monday night.  Mrs. Roos was in her seventy-seventh year. The Republic will print a complete obituary in its next issue.  The funeral will be held at the Loraine Evangelical church this Friday at 3 p.m., conducted by Rev. W.C. Hallwachs of this city and Rev. Countryman of Loraine.
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The Geneseo Republic Date:April 17, 1891
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bower have been bereaved by the death of their infant son, Tenny. The baby was taken to Loraine cemetery for interment.

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Geneseo Republic Date:July 15, 1921
Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Pobanz have the sympathy of the entire community in the death of their infant son.  Rev. Smith spoke a few words of comfort to the sorrowing friends at the grave services after which the little casket was deposited in its last resting place. But how wonderful to feel that some fair mourn the babe shall come back and then we shall understand.

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David Peterson Dies in Aurora
Six Year Old Son of Former Geneseoans Summoned by death Monday
David Peterson, aged 6 years and son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Peterson, of Aurora, died Monday morning, September 21, in his home following an illness of five years. The Peterson family formerly resided in Geneseo.  David was born October 6, 1935.  Surviving are his parents, a younger brother, Teddy and his grandmother, Mrs. William Engels.  Also resided at Shady Beach northwest of Geneseo.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 in the Myers chapel with Rev. John M. Stevenson officiating. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

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1905-10-27, The Geneseo Republic, p. 13:
Wm Rahn son of Mrs. Minnie Rahn of East Wells St. died Oct 24, Madison, S.D. of typhoid fever.  He was aged 21 years and 2 months.  He had gone to S.D. with a thrashing crew on Aug. 18.  Two brothers and five sisters.  (shared by Charlene Deutsch)

 

Republic 1-3-1957
Infant daughter of Mr.and Mrs. Harley Dirck of Moline died at birth Saturday, December 29, in Moline Public hospital. Graveside services were held Monday Morning, December 31, in Riverside cemetery, Moline, with the Rev. Joseph Partridge, pastor of East Moline First Methodist church, officiating. Surviving, beside the parents, are a brother and sister at home, and the patrenal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arvid Dirck of Geneseo.

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The remains of Mrs. Ella E. Garber, sister of Byron N. Taylor of this city, were brought from Stockton, Utah, where her death occurred, to the home of her mother in Cornwall township, the funeral being held this Thursday morning, with interment at Grand View cemetery.  The obituary will be given in our next issue.

Geneseo Republic 6-25-1953
Mr. and Mrs. Olis- Kissel and Mr. and Mrs. William Swemline of Spring Hill area attended funeral services for Louis Rahn in
Rock Island last week Mr. Rahn was an uncle of Mrs. Kissel and Mr. Swemline

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Geneseo Republic 11-14-1890
Mr. Mrs. M. Fritts, who reside on West exchange street, were sadly bereaved by the death of their baby, a child aged about five months, at 11:30 a.m. yesterday.  Whooping cough result in convulsions was the cause of the little ones death.  (Note baby  Guy Everett Fritts, is buried at Sharon Cemetery)

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Geneseo Republic   11-21-1890
Mr. and Mrs. Fritts took their baby to Sharon for burial in the family lot last Saturday after a funeral service had been held by Rev. F. H. Cumming.  (Note baby  Guy Everett Fritts, is buried at Sharon Cemetery)

Geneseo Republic 7-28-1905
The funeral service of the late Friedrich Carl Gehn, who died early Thursday was largely attended.

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Geneseo Republic 2-8-1895
Mr. and Mrs. David Hollatz mourn the death of their little babe.  (Note baby is buried at Edford Cemetery)

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Geneseo Republic 1-17-1896
Thursday, Jan. 9th, Miss Augusta Schmechel, aged 24, died at the home of her brother John, a mile east of this village, after a brief illness of typhoid fever. Deceased leaves a father, mother, two brothers and five sisters to mourn her untimely death.  She was a good girl and was quite known in Geneseo where she has been employed for the past five years. Her funeral was held at the frame church Hickory Grove, Saturday at 2 p.m.

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Geneseo Republic 11-7-1890
An infant son of Samuel Bengtson and wife, John Oscar, died the 22nd, age 20 days.

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Geneseo Republic 11-7-1890
Mrs. Barbara Henrietta Gresser, wife of J. G. Gresser, of this city, died unexpectedly of heart disease Tuesday, Nov. 4th, 1890. Deceased was born Sept. 26th, 1831, in Saxon, Germany, and came to America in 1851. In 1857 she came to Illinois with her family and has since resided in Henry County.  She leaves a husband and two children, F. F. Gresser, of Atkinson, and Mrs. Rogers, of this city. Funeral services were Thursday at 11 a.m. in German Evangelical Church, Rev. J.T. Stengel officiating.

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Geneseo Republic 11-14- 1890
A little son of Fred Arnedt died Tuesday and was laid to rest in Sharon Cemetery.

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Geneseo Republic 11-17- 1890
Fred Arnett's little three year old boy was scalded badly by falling into a pail of boiling water.

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Rock Island Argus., March 01, 1894, Page 6, Image 6
The funeral of the late Adolph Wendel was held from the German Lutheran church yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Mennicke officiating.  Pallbearers were: Stephen Zeis, Frederick Brunswick, John Kortz, John Rahn, August J. Henke and Charles Tohms.

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Republic 12-9-1892

James Bryant, a old settler and highly respected citizen of Sharon, died at his home Nov. 29.  The funeral was held at Sharon Dec. 1st., Rev. E. W. Thompson, of Salem, officiated

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Alphonse Ghys
Alphonse Ghys, 76, of rural Geneseo, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 1995, on his farm,from injuries received in a tractor accident.
Arrangements are pending at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Home, Atkinson.

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The Geneseo Republic 4/28/1893
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wiese, of Edford are bowed in grief over the death of their only child, a baby boy aged 6 months and 15 days. The little one expired at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.  Funeral services were held Monday at the frame church in Hickory Grove, and the little one tenderly laid at rest in the church cemetery.
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The Geneseo Republic 4/28/1893
Mrs. Mary Dorothea Sand, of this city, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Derby, at 5 a.m. Thursday, April 27th, 1893, a very suddenly and unexpectedly.  Mrs. Sand was aged 75 years, and had been a resident of Henry county over half a century.  She leaves a husband and a large family of children all well settled in life. Deceased had a wide acquaintance in the county, and many friends will sympathize with her bereaved family.  Funeral Sunday at 2 p.m. at the First M.E. church.

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The Geneseo Republic Date:November 9, 1906
The funeral of the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Little was held at the home Saturday afternoon and the remains laid at rest in the Sharon cemetery.  The grief stricken parents have out sympathy.
I take these little hands, said he,
and lay them on my breast,
So weep not for your Charlie dear,
For he is fully blessed.

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Geneseo Republic Date:September 8, 1916
Mrs. Augusta Lawrence, a lifelong resident of this vicinity, passed away at her home in the village on Wednesday, August 30, after being confined to her bed for about ten days. The funeral services were  held from Spring Hill church on Saturday morning, in charge of Rev. Ulrich, pastor of the Prophetstown church. The remains were laid to rest in Sharon cemetery.  The children and relatives have the sympathy of the entire community in their sorrow.

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Geneseo Republic Date:September 8, 1916
The remains of Mrs. Nellie Bracken McCormick were laid to rest in the Sharon cemetery last Sunday afternoon.

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Geneseo Republic Date:July 15, 1921
The remains of Mrs. Ella Santee Young were brought to Erie last Thursday and were conveyed to Spring Hill, where she was taken to the home of her sister, Mrs. Linda Reiger, where a short service was held.  The remarks were made by Rev. Hudson, pastor of the Erie M.E. church, the singing being by Mrs. Swidares and Mrs. Fester, of Erie, after which the remains were taken to the Sharon cemetery and laid to rest by the side of her husband, George Young, who died at Erie twenty years ago.  The body was accompanied here by the three children, Grace Howe, Mayme Lichty and Charles Young, also Alice Colbert a sis of the deceased.

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Geneseo Republic Oct 31 1890
Mrs. Mary Paddleford Dawes, of Nebraska, Mrs. Julia Brown, of Davenport, Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Allie Montgomery, of Moline arrived Sunday evening to attend the funeral of Miss Allie Paddleford.  Our People were very much shocked last Saturday morning upon receiving word of the sudden death of Miss Allie Paddleford.  At one time Allie was a pupil of our school and leaves many friends here to mourn her death.

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Publication:The Geneseo Republic Date: October 20, 1905
DEATH OF JOHN MOWBRAY
Mr. John Mowbray died at his home  in Atkinson township on Tuesday evening. The deceased had been in falling health since time, and on Monday evening suffered the first of a series of fainting spells, sinking gradually until the end came on Tuesday evening. Funeral services will be held at the home on Sunday afternoon at  two o'clock.  Rev. D.M. Kirkpatrick,  of the Unitarian church of Geneseo, will officiate. The obituary will be given in the next week's  issue.

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Republic 6-4-1920
Archie Allen Porchke, infant child of Mr. and Mrs. John Porschke, of Geneseo township, passed away, and a brief funeral service was conducted at Meyer's undertaking rooms on Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock by Rev. E. K. Hershey.  The remains were laid to rest upon a beautiful knoll in Oakwood cemetery.

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Geneseo Republic 2-20-1885
The funeral services of Mr. Francis Miller were held at the Sharon Church, Sunday Feb. 8th.  The Rev. Mr. Hull officiated.

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Geneseo Republic 3-20-1885
The only child of Mr. and Mrs. Will White, a little boy aged about five years died last Saturday of winter cholera.  He was interred at Oakwood Monday afternoon

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Geneseo Republic 12-1-1904
Mr. Eldrid, an old resident of Portland, died suddenly at his home Saturday afternoon.

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Geneseo Republic April 17, 1914;
Anna Dorothy Vernal infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Goetz, passed peacefully away last Saturday evening after a few days of illness.  The little one was aged only eleven days and is survived only by the heart broken parents, whose many friends, share with then in their great sorrow.  The funeral services were held last Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of the parents.  Rev. A. C. Mennicke officiating.  The dear little one was laid to rest in the German Lutheran cemetery in Edford.

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Geneseo Republic 2-20-1885
Mr. Martin Santee, who died at his home in Loraine on Tuesday of last week was hardly confirmed to his room an hour prior to his death.   (From Fama Prokup; Note:I write it as it was publish in paper and back than it was something else.)

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Republic 24, 1890
The remains of Mr. Phillip Rapp St. were interred in the Loraine cemetery.Sunday.
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Republic Jan. 31, 1890
Mrs. Amelia Zabel, age 22 years died at her home in the east part of the city Friday afternoon, Jan. 24, 1890 of pnenmonia.  Decease leaves  husband and two young children to mourn her untimely death.  They have the sympatlhy of a circle of friends on their and bereavement.  Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the German Lutheran Church.  Rev. E. Heineman officiating and her remains laid at rest in Oakwood..
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Republic 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 chld 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. Thompon will officiate.  Interrment at McHenry cemetery.

Republlic 8-4-`1988
Services for Albert E. Phlypo, 67, of 729 S. Center St., Geneseo, are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Prophetstown.  Burial is in Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo.  Visitation is 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Gardner funeral Chapel, Prophetstown, a rosary will be recited at 8:30.  A memorial fund has been established.
Mr. Phlypo died Wednesday at Pathway Hospice, Lutheran Hospital, Moline.  He was born Jan. 8, 1921, in Geneseo, where he married Betty Lou Burgeson Nov. 27, 1948. He was employed several years at Meiers Construction, Geneseo, and later as a receiver 22 years at the Rock Island Arsenal.  He retired in 1985.  He was an Army veteran of World War II.  He was a member of Geneseo Rolle Bolle Club and an avid fisherman and hunter. Survivors include the widow, a daughter, Linda Phlypo, at home, a son, Timothy, Norcross, Ga., and a brother Arthur, Geneseo.

Henry County News 8-29-1889
A seventeen year old son of Gus Rahn was found drowned in Green River near the Atkinson bridge. He was subject to fits.

Geneseo Republic 7-18-1902  Page 9
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Swemline are sadly bereft by the loss of their infant child, which died last Sunday morming.  The funeral was held Monday at the Loraine church.

 

Geneseo Republic 3-15-1901   (Northside Cemt)
The funeral of Edward Opalka who died at the home of his mother in Munson last Sunday took placae from the German Lutheran Church in this city last Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock his pastor, Rev. A. C. Doerflier officiating.  His death followed an operation which was performed upon him for appendicitis.  He was eight years and four months old and leaves besides his mother, three sisters and four brothers.

 

Geneseo Republic 3;-15-1901
Will Arnett, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Arnett who lived here in the early days, is reported to have died at Dawson.

 

Republic Feb, 15, 1907
John Ott the young son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Ott, died this Thursday at about one o'clock after a brief illness with diphtheretic croop.  The death comes as a severe blow to the parent and friends.  Johnnie Ott was a bright and interesting lad and was a favorite among all.
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Republic Feb. 1, 1907 page 13
Floyd Albert Swanson, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Swanson residing four miles east of Geneseo on the George Payne farm died Friday a illness of about ten days.  The deceased was born August 25, 1903 and at the time of his death was 4 years, 4 months, and 18 days of age.  He leaves to mourn his loss his parents and two sisters.  The funeral service was conducted at the home on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. C. K. Bidwell.  The interment was at Oakwood.

 

Republic 2-17-1911
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brooks, Jr., were sadly bereft of their infant son Sunday morning.  Pneumonia was the cause of death.  The funeral service were held at the home Monday at 1 o'clock and the body was laid to rest in the family lot at Sandytown. The little one was three weeks old.

 

Mar 2, 2014
Republic 6-4-1920
Plucked from this world as a tender plant, was the infant son of Ralph and Rose Heller.  It was, and was not, for God took it with tender hands and heavy hearts, we laid it to rest in the Loraine cemetery May 20, 1920.  It was only a babe in a babe's place, and its presence will be missed in the home and in the hearts of its parents.  Jesus said suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not for of such is the kingdom of God. J.M. Terry minister.

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Republic 6-4-1920
Archie Allen Porchke, infant child of Mr. and Mrs. John Porschke, of Geneseo township, passed away, and a brief funeral service was conducted at Meyer's undertaking rooms on Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock by Rev. E. K. Hershey.  The remains were laid to rest upon a beautiful knoll in Oakwood cemetery.

 

Republic 12-29-1882
Mrs. Eunice Santee died last Sunday at the home of her son, Wesley, near Atkinson.  She was buried at Pink Praire cemetery Tuesday.  funeral services were conducted by Rev. Shultz.    (Note she died Dec. 24, 1882)
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Republic Jan 1883
In Edford, Jan. 5th, 1883, Agnes Junanita, aged 3 days infant of Frank and Aletha Wilson.   (Note buried in Edford Cemetery)

 

Geneseo Republic 4/6/1967
Infant Dies After Birth
Martin Lee Johnson, infant son of David C. and Barbara Gillespie Johnson of route 3, Geneseo, died shortly after birth, Tuesday morning, April 4, in Kewanee Public hospital.  Graveside service were Wednesday morning in Edford township cemetery with the ReRepublic 2-22-1924
Herman Taber, a life long resident of near Spring Hill, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 1924.  Death ws sudden and unexpected.  He was the owner of considerable land in the vicinity of Spring Hill.  Surviving are the widow, who formly was Miss Caroline Zschiesche, and 5 children,, William of Watertown, Charles, Perry, Roy and Lila of Prophetstown.

v. Joseph W. Johnson pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiating.  Surviving are the parents and a sister Lynn Marie, at home.

 

Geneseo Republic 2-5-1943
Bits of Info
Jacob J. Ringle, age 70, died in Paw Paw Mich. Married Marie Zinser of Monroe Wisconsin.  They are parents of a son and 2 daughters.  Funeral and burial took place in Michigan.

Geneseo Republic 4-19-1951
Landgraff Services Held Friday, April 13
Funeral services for Louis Landgraf were held Friday afternoon, April 13 at Meyers Funeral home.  The Rev. Max Schultz, a pastor of St. Peter's Evangelical and Reformed Church officiated at the last rites.  Mr. Landgraf died Wednesday, April 11.  Mrs. Darrell Miller was the organist. Pallbearers were Bernard Pobanz, Albert Pobanz, Frank Probanz, Ed Miller, Emil Miller and Clark Klavohn, Burial was in Edford Cemetery.
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Geneseo Republic unknown dater
Guy Muzzy, 70, Dies at Elmhurst
Word hasbeen recieved of the death of Guy Muzzy, 70, former Geneseoean, at Elmhurst last Tuesday.  Gravside services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday April 26 at Oakwood cemetery, Geneseo.  The deceased was a brother of the late Fred Muzzy who donated the Muzzy Chapel in the Oakwood Cemetery.

Republic  10-30,1874
Died, in Edford, Henry County, Illinois, Oct. 24, 1874, with scare a moment's warning, Arthur A. son of Sandusky S. and Jennie Killenbeck, aged 1 year, 11months and 5 days.

 

Geneseo Republic 3-8-1895
Mrs Daniel Henney, for many years a resident of Phenix and for several years residing at the North end of state street in this city, died at her home of Fairsbury, Neb., Tuesday March 5, 1895 of dropsy.  Her body will be brought here this Friday morning for interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

 

Geneseo Republic 4/5/1895
The interment of M.M. Widger’s child on Thursday of last week at the Diener cemetery, was quite largely attended. Rev. Sheppard officiated.
(note; Diener cemetery in Phenix township Henry County Illinois, possibly Ebenezer Cemetery)

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Geneseo Republic 2/7/1896
Mrs. H.W. Arnett died Monday afternoon and was buried Wednesday morning at Sharon.
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Geneseo Republic  Unknown Date
Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Loesner mourns the death of their little daughter, aged 15 (?) months.  (Note this is Loenser, Wilhemina Emilie  born 11-3-1890  daughter Wilhelmina Emilie d/o Adolph & Wilhelmina (Blank) Loenser buried at St Johns Lutheran Cemetery)

 

Geneseo Republic
Last week Alderman Ott received a dispatch from Adam Wolf stating that his wife ad died that day at the home of her parents in Ogden, Iowa.  The family resided in Hooppole, and she went to her parents sometime ago, hoping to regain her health.  Last Friday Mr. Wolf was called there on account of her growing worse, and only reached her shortly before she died.

 

Republic 2-7-1896
Julius Peglau who died rather suddenly at Briar Bluff on Wednesday of last week at the age of 76 years was buried on Friday at Edford Cem.  Rev. A. J. Wenterech conducted the service.

 

Republic June 1, 1883
April 30, 1883-Loraine, David Heller, apoplexy aged 69.

 

Geneseo Republic 3-8-1895
Mrs Daniel Henney, for many years a resident of Phenix and for several years residing at the North end of state street in this city, died at her home of Fairsbury, Neb., Tuesday March 5, 1895 of dropsy.  Her body will be brought here this Friday morning for interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

 

Dispatch unknown date
Glenn A. Giebel, 77, North LasVegas, Nev., died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at Odyssey Health Care Inc. Arrangement are being handled by Affordable Cremation & Burial Service Las Vegas.  Donations may be made to Odyssey Health Care Hospice of Las Vegas. He was born Jan. 23, 1923, in Geneseo.  He was an electrician retiring from the railroad.  He was a World War II Army veteran.Survivors include a brother, Roy H. Giebel, Geneseo, a sister Mabel Carlson, Geneseo, several nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and nephews.

 

Republic April 11, 1924
Stanley Fuller passed away in Chicago at the home of his daughter Tuesday and the remains were brought to Erie, Friday and funeral services were held at the Sharon church.  He was laid to rest in the family lot in the Sharon cemetery.  Turner and Slaymaker had charge of the funeral service being conducted by the Methodist  minister of Erie.

Geneseo Republic 4/5/1895
The interment of M.M. Widger’s child on Thursday of last week at the Diener cemetery, was quite largely attended. Rev. Sheppard officiated.
(note; Diener cemetery in Phenix township Henry County Illinois, possibly Ebenezer Cemetery)

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Geneseo Republic 2/7/1896
Mrs. H.W. Arnett died Monday afternoon and was buried Wednesday morning at Sharon.
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Geneseo Republic  Unknown Date
Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Loesner mourns the death of their little daughter, aged 15 (?) months.  (Note this is Loenser, Wilhemina Emilie  born 11-3-1890  daughter Wilhelmina Emilie d/o Adolph & Wilhelmina (Blank) Loenser buried at St Johns Lutheran Cemetery)

Republic June 30, 1882  (His name was Ludwig W. )
A son of John Neuman, of Edford, ten years of age, died of Diphtheria this week and buried last Wednesday.  Two more of the Neuman's children are sick of the same disease.   (Edford Cem)

Dispatch of 2/10/1938
CARL A. WELLNITZ
Funeral services for Carl August Wellnitz, 77, who died Monday in his home at 343 Eighth street, Moline, were held at 3:30 yesterday afternoon in Esterdahl chapel. The Rev. Fred J. Rolf, pastor of the Evangelical Church of Peace, Rock Island, officiated, and John Gilbert sand and played the organ. Burial was in Valhalla cemetery. Pallbearers were Otto, Henry, and Herbert Hintz, Henry Papenhausen, Louis Wiedenhoeft, and Charles Wellnitz.
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Dispatch of Jan. 15, 1934
Funeral services for Miss Anna Carson were held at 1:30 this afternoon in the home. The Rev. E. R. Raycroft, pastor of the Orion Baptist church, officiated, Mrs. H. R. Edwards sang two selections. Pallbearers were John, William, and James Carson, Howard Sheesley, James McWhinney, and Willard Holden. Burial was in the Morristown cemetery.
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Republic of June 3, 1898
Mrs. Caroline Hollatz, of Edford, died Monday, May 20th. 1898, from injuries received from burns on the Wednesday previous. Deceased was engaged in soap boiling before an open fire in the yard, and her clothes caught from the flames. She was so badly burned before the fire was extinguished that she was in great agony till death came to her relief. Her daughter, Miss Tillie, received some severe burns in trying to put out the burning clothes. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the Frame church, Edford, of which she was a member. Her family and friends have sincere sympathy.

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Geneseo Republic 2-4-1916
We find others having sorrows too, in this lovely land. The John Ott family, whom we visited in Pasadena on New Year's day, have informed us of two deaths of near relatives since then. The first his brother, George Ott, oldest son of the late Jacob Ott, and brother of Reuben and Mrs. Lydia Hoffman, died in Peoria at the home of his wife's sister where they were visiting, when he was taken sick. His first wife was Katherine Schuck, a half sister to Mesdames Wm. and Gust. Mathis, who died some years ago, at their home in Iowa. When first married they lived on the Hoffman place south of the Sama Mathis home. His body was taken back to Hampton Iowa, for burial.

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Geneseo Republic 5-19-1960
CHESTER I. WESSLING OF DEERFIELD DIES

Chester I. Wessling of Deerfield, Illinois, husband of the former Hattie Fehr of Geneseo, died and services were held there Wednesday, May 4, in Bethlehem Evangelical United Brethren church. Surviving are his wife : one son, Kenneth G. and four grandchildren

Geneseo Republic 12-5-1963
BROWNELL FUNERAL IS HELD AT WRIGHTS
Funeral services for G. L. Brownell, 58, were held Friday afternoon, November 29, in the Wright Funeral Home. Mr. Brownell died at his home early Wednesday morning, November 27. Rev. Frank Ebright, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiated. Miss Cora Alyce Santee was soloist and Mrs. W.C. Brokaw, organist. Pallbearers were Carl Matthews, Alfred Krantz, John Bowman, Kenneth Hutchinson, Vernon Maeltzer and Merton Whitted. Burial was in Annawan cemetery.

 

Geneseo Republic 7/15/1977
Joseph Sherbeyn
Funeral services for Jospeh Sherbeyn, 39, were held Saturday morning, July 9, in St. Malachy's Catholic church with Father Jeff officiating. Mr. Sherbeyen died Wednesday, July 6, in University hospital, Iowa City, Iowa. Mrs. Edward Paxton was organist. Pallbearers were John Ristau, Jim Grove, Bill Stohl, Mike Pries, Terry Mayo and Warren Schneider. Burial was in Annawan cemetery.

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Geneseo Republic 3-4-1983
Frank T. Gustafson
Frank T. "Fat" Gustafson, 82, of Cambridge died Tuesday, March 1 at Good Samaritan Center in Geneseo. He had lived at the center since Nov. 18. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 4 at Stackhouse Moore Funeral home in Cambridge. Dr. John Collins of the Cambridge United Methodist church will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time at the funeral home. A memorial has been established. Mr. Gustafson was born May 11, 1900 in Cambridge, the son of Albert and Sophia Johnson Gustafson. He never married. He farmed in the Cambridge area all his life prior to retiring. Mr. Gustafson is survived by his twin sister, Mrs. E.B. (Daisy) Farnum of Moline: another sister, Mrs. John A. (Gladys) Johnson of Rockford as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and three sisters.

Republic of 11/16/1906
Rosa Amelia Batzke died at her home of her parents in Edford Township Nov. 13th, after and illness with diptheria. Deceased was born Sept. 15, 1899. Owning to the malignant nature of the fatal illness there was no public funeral service. The interment took place Thursday. Rev. A. C. Mennicke officiating at the grave.
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Republic of June 28, 1940
Rudolph Batzkee, resident of Edford township, died this Thursday morning, June 27th at his home after a four months illness. He was aged 78 years at the time of his death. Mr. Batzkee was born in West Prussia, Germany, on January 16, 1862. He was reared and educated in Germany and came to the United States in 1886. He married to Mrs. Augusta Reschke in Edford township on April 18, 1898. Surviving are the wife, several stepchildren and one sister, Mrs. Amelia Krueger of Chicago. Funeral arrangements had not been made at the time the Republic's going to press.
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