Allen Wetzel


Allen Ahaz Wetzel fifth son of John N. and Margaret J. Wetzel, was born in New Salem Township, McDonough Co, Illinois, January 6th, 1864, and departed this life May 11, 1921, at the age of 57 years, 4 months, and five days.

Besides his devoted wife he leaves the following children to mourn his departure: Mrs. Enid Sundell, Galesburg, Ill., Mrs. Carl Craft, Chicago, Ill., Iris, Mariam, Vergene, Maxine, Harry, Roscoe, Gerald, and Clifford at home, also three brothers, E.G. Wetzel, Little Rock, Arkansas, Irvin G Wetzel, Kensett, Arkansas, George W. Wetzel, Adair, Ill., and one sister, Mrs. Mary Toland, Macomb, Ill.

He grew to manhood on the farm, attending the rural schools and on arriving at majority chose the occupation of farming.

December 27th, 1888 he was united in marriage to Miss Anna Mae Foster, and to this union eleven children were born.

In earthly life he was converted to Christianity and became a member of the Presbyterian Church. He loved and enjoyed his neighbors and friends whose numbers were limited only by his circle of acquaintances.

A devoted husband he loved his family and gave his life to their comfort and happiness, here in the home he was at his best. While he loved obedience in the home as well as in the school, society and elsewhere, he also loved mirth, laughter, and enjoyment.

In February 1920 he was stricken with influenza, from which he never fully recovered, complications developed and since September 1920 until May 11, 1921 he was confined to his bed, but through it all he was a most patient sufferer. So his life work being finished, having fulfilled the purpose of his existence he has passed on to his reward.

Mr. Wetzel lived in the area of Table Grove near his boyhood home until a few years ago when he moved to his late home near Colchester, Ill., where he passed away as above stated. He was brought to the Fosters Point church south of Adair last Saturday where his funeral was held at 2 o’clock, in the presence of a large circle of friends and was conducted by Rev. McHenry a former pastor of the that church, after which his remains were taken to the Harris Cemetery where they were laid to rest.

(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Lewis Wetzel)



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