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|Name: Serenus ROPP|
Birth: 23 FEB 1870 in Pekin, Tazewell, IL
Death: 7 APR 1947 in Gibson City, Ford Co., IL
Burial: Drummer Twp. Cemetery, Gibson City, IL
Father: John ROPP b: 3 SEP 1845 in Pekin, Tazewell, IL
Mother: Catherine GERBER b: 6 APR 1843 in Pekin, Tazewell County,IL contributed by Norita Ross Shepherd, thanks!!!
|Hopedale Times-Review November 24 1932 Hopedale|
Christian W. Hawk passes away Nov. 24.
After a brief illness with heart trouble C. W. Hawk died at his home here last Wednesday evening, Nov. 24, at 8:30.
He was born at Gallipolis, OH, Oct. 18, 1862 and came to Illinois in 1879 when he engaged in farming near Tremont, where he lived for a short time before coming to Hopedale in 1880 where he has resided ever since. For many years he was engaged in the thrashing business in this vicinity and conducted a threshing outfit until just recently.
On Mar 27, 1904 he was united in marriage to Nettie Black of Hopedale who survives. Besides the widow, he is also survived by one brother, August Hawk of Fortoria, Ohio; and two sisters, Carrie and Mary Hawk of Rodney, Ohio.
Mr. Hawk was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church and of the Hopedale Lodge IOOF. He will be greatly missed by the citizens of this community, where he has lived for so long.
Funeral services were held at the Hopedale M. E. Church Saturday at 2 p.m., Rev. Van B. Sullins officiating. The ball bearers were F. W. Fein, H. G. Schneider, Charles Smith, J. H. Crawford, J. R. Coggins and H. J. Oldham.
The hymns were sung by Alice McBride and Miss Mildred Maurer, accompanied by Mrs. Marjorie Bartelsmeyer at the piano.
Internment was at Orendorff cemetery.
|Hopedale Times- Review January 20 1931|
Passing of Mrs. Clara Yeazel Last Monday
|July 29, 1869 Decatur Republican|
Terrible Affair in Tazewell County
The telegraph brings news of a bloody fight with horse thieves in Tazewell County last week. It appears that a band of the desperadoes have infested the Delavan prairie and the vicinity of Pekin for some time. Last Thursday two of them took a man named Shaw into their confidence, and informed him that they intended to steal a pair of horses that night. Shaw pretended to fall in with their plans but took the first opportunity to inform the proper authorities and the men were arrested. Their attorney succeeded in getting them released on the ground of no warrant haven been issued. Whereupon Deputy Sheriff Pratt and three others, armed with the proper papers started in pursuit. Between nine and ten o'clock on Friday night they met three men on the road who looked suspicious. On their refusal to halt, the Sheriff and party fired using every shot. When they ceased, the desperadoes fired. The first volley killed Deputy Sheriff Pratt almost instantly, and seriously injured the jailor. The thieves succeeded in escaping, and the party returned home. When the facts were known the wildest excitement prevailed in Pekin. On Saturday Morning Marshal Stone, with fifty citizen volunteers, armed to the teeth, set out to capture the villains. They scoured the whole country and found six men who could not give a good account of themselves. These were brought to Pekin and put in Jail. The excitement was now at a fever heat. Men from all parts of the country came pouring into Pekin, swearing vengeance. A mob was soon raised, composed for from 500 to 800 men, and embracing leading citizens of Pekin and Delavan. The throng surrounded the jail and demanded the prisoners. Not getting them, they threatened to use force. Nothing, however was attempted until late at night, when the crowd increased. The clamor was kept up until 3 o'clock Sunday morning, when the doors were broken down and the mob rushed into the building and demanded the keys of the cell where the ringleader Bill Berry, was confined. The Sheriff refused, when the blacksmith was procured, who beat down the iron door of the cell. Here a desperate hand to hand encounter in the dark took place between the doomed man and the crazed mob. During the melee three men were stabbed by Berry, one, it is thought, fatally. A few shots were fired at him, one passing through his head. He was finally overcome and dragged to the nearest tree and lynched, where his body hung until daylight.
The excitement is by no means delayed and the populace still thirst for blood. The Officers are still in pursuit of another man who is supposed have shot Pratt. When he is taken, a repetition of the above may be expected. Pratt was a young man highly esteemed by everyone and brother to the Sheriff.
December 2, 1869 Decatur Republican
The jury in the case of Berry and others on trial at Jacksonville for the murder of Henry Pratt, returned their verdict on Sunday which was as follows: Isaac Berry was convicted of murder in the first degree and his time at the penitentiary fixed for the term of his natural life, Frank Britten's time in the penitentiary was fixed at twenty five years, Mathew McFarland, C Daily and Emanuel W Berry's time was fixed at fifteen years. Simeon Berry was found not guilty, but he was re-arrested on a charge of an assault with intent to kill. A motion was made by the counsel for the prisoners for a new trial, which has not yet been decided.
Bertha Ireland Simpson VanDrelzen dies at 102
|OBITUARY OF J. O. GILLESPIE January 20, l922|
Jacob Owen Gillespie was born April ll, l832, at Huntington, PA, and died January 20, l922, at the age of 89 years, 9 mo. and 9 days. He came to IL with his parents, Christian and Dorothy Gillespie, when l4 yrs. old. He was the second oldest of a family of 8 children, all of whom have preceded him in death.
On Nov. 29, l855, he was joined in matrimony to Sarah Jane Munsell, at Twin Grove, IL. The following year, they moved to a farm on Broadway, one mile south of Minier. To this union were born 8 children: Mrs. Dora Ling; Mrs. Louisa Sully; Mrs. Mary Carr; Mrs. Hallie Catlin; and Albert Gillespie, who have preceded him in death. Those remaining to mourn his demise are Elmer Gillespie and Mrs. Carrie Ogden, of Minier; and Leslie Gillespie, of Alma, OK. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 5 g-grandchildren.
Jacob Owen Gillespie united with the Methodist church when a young man and has consistently continued his connection with the same until his death. He was on the building committee of the church on Broadway. He has also been a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows for 30 years.
The funeral was held at the M.E. church last Monday in charge of Dr. A.A. White, of Normal. The interment was in the Minier cememtery. Those who attended the funeral from out of town were Carl Gillespie and Mrs. Ann Weedman, of Farmer City; George Gillespie and daughter, Luella, of Champaign; Park Gillespie of Normal; Mrs. Dave Hensell and son, Mr. and Mrs. Johnston and Mrs. Louise Long of Mackinaw; Mr. and Mrs. Will Ficht and daughter, Dorothy, and F. L. Sully, of Washington.
|Obituary - Freeport, IL - Thursday, Nov. 4, 1943 - Charles Fred Eaton|
Charles Fred Eaton, 63, a resident of Freeport since 1902, passed away at his home, 833 South Liberty avenue, early today after an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held at the Eichmeier & Becker funeral home, West Stephenson street, at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. Chandler W. Sterling, rector of Grace Episcopal church, will conduct the services and interment will be made at Oakland. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Eaton was born at Bellefonte, PA., Sept. 25, 1880, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Eaton. He moved to Orangeville with his parents when a boy, residing there until 1902. For fifteen years (Note: should this say fifty years?) he was engaged in the grocery business here. He leaves three sisters and a brother, Misses Maude and Helen Eaton, Freeport; Miss Mary Eaton, Chicago; Robert Eaton, New York.
|Peoria Il, Newspaper, 1940|
Services Held Sunday For William Henry THIELBAR
William Henry THIELBAR, son of Frederick and Sophia WITTENBURG THIELBAR, was born Aug. 8, 1851, at Prattsburg, Ripley Co. Indiana, the fourth
in a family of 12 children.
He departed this life on Nov. 14, 1940, at
the age of 89 years, three months and six days.
At the age of 14 years, he, with his parents, came by covered wagon to Illinois, settling on a farm near Washington, Illinois, where the deceased grew to young manhood.
On Jan. 17, 1875, he was united in marriage with Wilhelmina LOHMEYER at Washington, Illinois.To this union were born nine children, namely, Mrs. Emma Scharp, Mrs. Elizabeth Shaffer, George Thielbar, Frederick Thielbar, William A. Thielbar, John Thielbar, Sophia Thielbar, Mrs.Pauline Kruse and Mrs. Viola Ely. He has been preceded in death by his
wife and the following children: Mrs. Emma Scharp, George and John Thielbar.
In March of 1914, he moved to Henry, Illinois, where he has since resided.In his early boyhood he became a member of the Lutheran Church and throughout his life believed in the goodness of God and the life everlasting.
Death came very suddenly, following an illness of three days and was a shock to his children, twenty grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, one brother, August Thielbar of Peoria, Ill., numerous nieces and nephews, who centered all their family gatherings about him, and to whom no gathering was complete without his presence. To these
and his hosts of distant relatives and friends, he will be sorely missed..
Funeral services were conducted from the home, west of Henry, at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 17, with the Rev. Walter T. Ward, pastor of the Henry Methodist Church, bringing the message of comfort. Three hymns, "Rock of Ages," "Nearer My God to Thee," and "In the Garden," were beautifully
rendered by Mrs. T. A. Baker and Mrs. C. O. Pogemiller, accompanied by Mrs. Charles Bourdette.
The pall beareres were his six grandsons, Howard and George Thielbar,Raymond and Vernon Thielbar, Merlin Kruse and Nate Scharp.
Relatives from a distance attending the services were: Mrs. Elizabeth Thielbar and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. George Thielbar, Mr. and Mrs. Edw.Kruse and son, Merlin, Mr. and Mrs. Don Stone, Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Dengel,Mr. and Mrs. Geoge Eppy and family, George and Carrie Hartley, and Richard of Oak Hill, Illinois.
Mr. and Mrs. William Scharp, Mr. and Mrs. August Thielbar and family,Mr. and Mrs. George Thielbar and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Edw. Thielbar, Mr.and Mrs. Edw. Sick, Loyd Ely, Mrs. Joe Ely, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Thompson,John Ehlen of Peoria, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Shaffer and daughter, Helen,
Mr. and Mrs. Nate Scharp, Mrs. Ray Kamm and three children, Mr.and Mrs.John King, Mrs. Henry Ganzhorn, of Washington, Illinois.Raymond Smith of Wilmette, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. John Lou and family of Tampico, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Howard Thielbar, Washburn, Illinois, Mr. and Mrs. R. Ropp of Washington, Illinois and John Ely of Princeville, Ill.
Funeral arrangements were in charge of A. C. Lindbloom, and interment was in the Henry City Cemetery.
|The Tazewell County Reporter, Washington, Illinois, July 18, 1957|
Mrs. SHAFFER Died; Services held Monday
Mrs. Elizabeth C. SHAFFER, 77, of 114 N. Pine St., passed away at 6:30 pm on Thursday, July 11, in the Washington Nursing Home, where she had been a patient several days.
She was born May 25, 1880, in Groveland township, the daughter of William and Wilhelmina LOHMEYER THIELBAR.
Since her marriage on Jan. 22, 1902 to Albert Shaffer in Morton, she had resided in Washington.
She is survived by her husband, four daughters, eleven grandchildren,and 3 great grandchildren, a brother William Thielbar of Henry, and two sisters Miss Sophie Thielbar of Henry and Mrs. Pauline Kruse of Bartonville. Her daughters are Mrs. Irene Kamm of Washington, Mrs. Ida Dengel and Mrs. Alma Eppy, both of Peoria, and Mrs. Helen Stephens of Morton. She was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.
Mrs. Shaffer was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church of Washington.
Funeral services were held at the Habecker Funeral Home at 2 pm Monday, with Rev. Wilbur Payne officiating. Burial was in the Glendale Cemetery. Casket bearers were Keneth Naffziger, Henry Henz, Henry Christ, Sam Naffziger, Charles Muller and Chris Gerber. Mrs. Frank Heiple was the soloist.
|Death of a Pioneer:|
John H. EYRSE died at the home of his daughter Mrs.E. C. Van Loon of Streator, at 1:30 O'clock Thursday afternoon . He had been sick for some time and his death had been expected for the past week. The deceased was born in Hampshire, Va. 22 Nov. 1832, and came to Tazewell County in 1847. With his brother he entered land on Delavan Prarie and resided their for several years, coming later to Pekin, where he has resided most of time since. He was married to Amanda RUPLE, of Cincinnati township, who preceeded him to the great beyond fifteen years ago. To them were born five children: Henry of Peoria, Charles of this city: Mrs. E.C. Van Loon, of Streator: Mrs. Julius Studyville and Mrs
Cash Irish of Peoria--who with one sister, Mrs. Mary Gay, of this city are left to mourn his demise. In an early day Mr. Eyrse was prominently identified with the business interest of the city. He followed the business of contracting and building for years and was also engaged in the grocery business. At one time he conducted a grangers' store in a building that stood a little west of the residence of Charles Duisdicker, on Court Street. For several years he had been living a retired life. Mr. Eyrse was a kind and noble hearted man, ever ready to lend a hand to those in trouble, many whom he had befriended cannot say too much in his praise.--Pekin Post-Tribune.
The deceased resided near San Jose over fifty years ago and was a brother of the late Samuel G. Eyrse, of this city. He has visited here quite often and was well known to many of our readers. The remains arrived at Pekin from Streator Saturday, at which place the funeral occurred Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, from the home of his son Charles in that city, 904 Court St.
John H. EYRSE died at the home of daughter Mrs. E.C.Van Loon in Streator, at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon, Dec 11, 1902.He had been sick for some time and his death has been expected for the past week. The deceased was born in Rockbridge county, Va. Nov. 22, 1832 and came to Tazewell Co. in 1847. He was married to Amanda Ruple of Cincinnati township, who proceeded him to the great beyond about seven years ago. In an early day Mr. Eyrse was prominently identified with the business interest of the city. He followed the business of contracting and building for years and was also engaged in the grocery business. For several years he had been living a retired life. Mr. Eyrse was a kind and noble-hearted man, ever ready to lend a hand to those in trouble, and many whom he has befriended cannot say too much in his praise. The funeral was held at the home of his son Charles in Pekin at 10 o'clock Sunday. The pall-bearers were his two sons-in-law, and his four nephews. contributed by annomous.
|Woodford Pioneer Dead---death Sept. 19. 1919|
Mrs. Mary LEINWEBER, Early Settler, passes away at the age of 77 years at Benson
Another of the old settlers of Tazewell and Woodford counties haspassed away. The Metamora Herald gives the following particulars:
Mrs. Mary LEINEWEBBER (ed: LEINWEBER), member of the Gangloff family, among the earliest settlers in Tazewell and Woodford counties, passed away at her home in Benson last Friday, at the age of 77 years.
|Peoria, IL Newspaper,|
Last Rites are Held on Saturday for Mrs. William THIELBAR
She was laid to rest in the Henry Cemetery. Those attending the funeral services were: Mrs. O. F. Smith, Mrs. Edward Bakken, Mrs. Dan Eubel, Mrs. Fred Gyke, and son Jack, Mr. and Mrs. August Thielbar, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Scharp and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kruse and family of Peoria; Mr. and Mrs. John King and family, Mrs. Lydia Ganzhorn, Chris Lohmeyer, Mrs. Emma Opper, Edw. Opper, Mrs. Emmaline Handschu, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Shaffer and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kamm and son Vernon, Mr. and Mrs. George Hartley, Jr, and son Richard, and Mrs. Emma Scharp and son Nate, of Washington, Mrs. Elizabeth Thielbar and family of Groveland; Mrs. Hannah Sharp of Magnolia, John Ely of Princeville; Mrs. C. A. Sherman and Miss Martha Rowe of Washington.
|JUNE 15ish, 1931---Thomas Patton, Delavan, Dies|
Delavan, June 15. --- Thomas R. Patton, 84, died at 2:30 a. m. Sunday following an illness of almost a year of heart disease. He was born September, 1846 near Philadelphia, Pa.
He came to Illinois in 1867 and lived in Pekin for a short time but then came to Delavan where he had since made his home. March 3, 1870, he married Miss Mary Kellogg and in 1896 he married Mrs. Julia Seigrist.
Surviving are his widow, two sons, Walter, of St. Joseph, Mo. and William, of Barrington, and Mrs. John Harms of Delavan.
Mr. Patton was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic. He served nearly a year in the Civil war. He was in Sherman's march to the sea and took part inthe review at Washing [sic] in 1865.
The funeral will be held at the Methodist Episcopal church at 2 p. m. Tuesday in charge of the American Legion. The Rev. O.E. Martin, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Prarie Rest cemetery.
Pallbearers will be D. M. Shivlar, John Roemer, John Warne, M. L. Anders, Ben Ranney and W.T. Harrison.
|Mrs. D. N. LOYD passed away at her home one half mile north of Gretna [Phillips County, KS] at 4 o'clock June 9, 1933, at the age of 69 years 2 months and 20 days.|
Miss Ardelia McDERMED was born in Tremont, Ill., March 21, 1864. She came to Phillips county in 1879 in a covered wagon with her mother, stepfather and four younger brothers and a younger sister.
She was married July 22, 1883 to D. N. [David Newton] LOYD and made her first home in a small frame house one half mile north and three-quarters west of Gretna. One year later she moved with her husband to a 40 acre homestead a mile and a half east, where they built a sod house and lived for several years.
Seven children were born in the family, four boys, Dell, Elmer, Joe, and Frank; and three girls. Pearl, Lydia, and Effie now Mrs. Lester McALISTER, Mrs. Lloyd FERGUSON and Mrs. Allan ADEE, all of whom are living and were with her when she passed away.
Her chief interest was her home and family and she gave herself unsparingly to both. Through years of Kansas drout, prairie fire and grasshoppers she toiled to keep her family fed and clothed and in school, that they might have advantages she had been denied. In 1904 the family moved to the old home place one half mile north of Gretna.
|MAJOR D.S. SHEPPARD, GALLANT OLD SOLDIER, ANSWERS THE SUMMONS|
"I will live for those that love me,
The above verse was quoted by Rev. William G. Trower at the memorial service in honor of Major D.S. Sheppard. It is a fitting tribute to his memory, as it was the inspiration of his life.
|Pekin Daily Times, Friday November 2, 1956|
Mrs. THIELBAR Succumbs Today; Rites Monday
Mrs. Elizabeth Dully THIELBAR, 72, of 1329 N. Capitol street, died at 1:30 o'clock this morning in her residence.
Born in Groveland Township Dec. 24, 1883, her parents were Michael and Magdalena WAGEMAN DULLY. She was married to George W. Thielbar in Groveland in 1909. He preceded her in death Oct. 10, 1918.
Mrs. Thielbar was a member of St. Paul Evangelical and Reformed church and the Woman's Guild of the church.
She leaves two sons, Howard R. and George M. Thielbar, both of Pekin;three grandchildren; a brother, Joe Dully, Morton; and two sisters, Mrs. Kate Klein, Groveland, and Mrs. Mary Stormer, Mackinaw.
One daughter, one brother and three sisters are dea.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in St. Paul Evangelica and Reformed Church, with the paster, Rev. Herbert T. Tetzlaff, officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Noel Funeral Home Saturday evening and until 10 a.m. Monday when the body will be taken to lie in state in the church until the hour of service.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Memorial Fund of St. Paul Evangelical and Reformed Church or to the American Cancer Society.
Pekin Daily Times, September 29, 1947
Hazel THIELBAR Dies at age 34, Rites Tuesday
Miss Hazel Louella Thielbar, 34, 1329 N. Capitol street, died at 6:45 p.m. Saturday at Illinois Research hospital, Chicago, after an illness of a year.
Miss Thielbar was born Jan. 26, 1913, in Elm Grove township, Tazewell county, a daughter of George W. and Elizabeth DULLY THIELBAR. Prior to her illness, she worked at the Central Book and Toy store for a year. When she became ill, she first went to Oak Knoll sanitarium, Mackinaw, and then to the hospital at Chicago, where she succumbed.
The young woman's father preceded her in death, and she is survived by her mother and two brothers, Howard R. Thielbar, Washburn, and George M. Thielbar, Pekin.
At 4:30 p.m. today the body is to be taken from the Preston Funeral home to the residence at 1329 N. Capitol street, where friends may call.
After prayer at the home Tuesday at 11 a.m., the body will be taken to the St. Paul Evangelical and Reformed Church to lie in state until the services at 2:30 p.m. at the church. Dr. Arno A. Zimmerman will officiate and burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery.
"The Peoria Journal", Peoria, IL Friday, January 14, 1921, page 29
"MRS. ANNA E. WEBB DIED WEDNESDAY
Mrs. Anna E. Webb, nee Mefford, formerly a resident of Pekin, died Wednesday night at 8:20 o'clock at her residence, 102 Bradley avenue, Peoria, aged 60 years and 11 months. The funeral will be held at the Erxleben chapel in Peoria at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon, after which the body will be brought to Lakeside cemetery, Pekin, and laid to rest.
Stephen Berger Lifetime Area Resident, Dies
|Mrs. BERGER, 63 Dies Monday in Pekin Hospital|
A lifelong resident of Pekin community, Mrs. Bertha Clara FISCHER BERGER, 63 of 1114 S. Second street died at 4:20 p.m. Monday in Pekin public hospital. Her body was taken to the Noel Funeral home where friends may call.
She was born Aug 15, 1890, in Mt. Pulaski, the daughter of Ottmar and Emma Maurer Fischer. She was married in Pekin May 4, 1913 to Arthur Berger. Mrs. Berger was a member of St. John's Lutheran church and of the Equal Rights club.
Surviving are her husband; two sons Victor L. and Marvin A. Berger both of Pekin: one grandson , xxx of Chicago two brothers both of Pekin and one sister of Pekin. Funeral services will be at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon at Noels with the Rev. George A. Ross pastor of St. John's Lutheran church, officiating. Burial will be in Glendale cemetery
Funeral service for Mrs. Lucinda A. BERGER 87, of 1410 Martha St. will be conducted at 1:30 pm Weds. in the Preston Funeral Home. Dr. James K. White Pastor of Grace United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be at Glendale Memorial gardens.
Mrs. BERGER die at 6:055 P. M. Sunday 22 July 1979 in Pekin Hospital where she had been a patient sine July 5. She had been in failing health the past month. Born in rural Mason county Sept 11,1891 she was a daughter of John Peter and Elizabeth Vina GROVES JOESTING. Her marriage to Albert Francis Berger occurred at Pekin Nov 13, 1909.
Surviving are her husband, two sons Walter E. and both of Pekin one daughter of Pekin , six grandchildren,12 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Everett Berger, Five brothers and three sisters and two great=grandchildren.
|San Jose, CA: Edward Joesitng 92, formerly of San Jose died Early Sat. (10 May 1962)in the Oddfellows old folks home at Mattoon, where he had resided the past 5 1/2 years.|
|Martin BERGER, brother of 3 Pekin Men, Dies.|
|H. B. BERGER Dies; Rites are Friday|
Harry B. BERGER, 75 of 1014 Augusta Street Pekin, died at 2:07 p. m. Tuesday, June 26, 1973 in Memorial Hospital, Burlington, Ia. He had become ill earlier that day in his cottage on the Mississippi river at Burlington.
|The Peoria Star, Peoria, Illinois, Tuesday, July 30, 1929|
Mrs. Margaret HAYES.
Mrs. Margaret HAYES, nee HOWARD, late of 114 Latrobe street, passed away late yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Claire Leber, 102 Greenlawn street.
She was aged 85 when called. She was born in Magnolia, Ill., November 11, 1843.
|Mrs. Scamhorn Succumbs; Last Rites Saturday; Died 1 Feb 1956|
Mrs. Clara Matilda SCAMHORN, 69, died at 7:15 p. m. Wednesday in Peoria hospital following an illness of several years. Born in San Jose, Ill,Aug 5, 1886 she was a daughter of John P. and Vina Groves Joesting.
|Walter Joesting, Cuba Tavern Operator Dies Cuba|
Walter E. JOESTING, 63 of Cuba , died at 1:20 p. m. Saturday (10 May 1962) at Graham Hospital in Canton.
|Long illness is fatal to Pekin woman, Tuesday 9 June 1931|
Mrs. Martha BERGER succumbs at home. Born at Mackinaw Mrs. Martha Berger, widow of Stephen Berger died last evening at 3:00o'clock at her home at 119 Jane Street after an illness which had extended over many months. She was a daughter of Auston and Malinda MAY and was born at Mackinaw, Sept 9, 1867. She had lived in the county the greater part of her life. Her marriage which was to Stephen Berger took place in Peoria Oct 7, 1885. Mr. Berger's death occurred seven years ago. Five sons, Albert, Harry, Charles and Martin Berger, a daughter Mrs. James Thompson and 11 grandchildren survive. She also leaves three brothers James May of Lousianna, William May Chillicothe Mo. and Albert May, Geneva Illinois two sisters Mrs. Walter Scott Mackinaw and Miss Nellie May Peoria. The body of Mrs. Berger was removed to Lohnes Funeral home where friends may call.
The Pekin Daily Times, Pekin, Illinois
Mrs. MILLER Dies at Family Home in Washington.
Washington, Ill. Sept. 28th -Shortly before noon, Wednesday, Mrs. Stephen Miller, 71, who suffered a stroke of paralysis last Thursday evening, passed away at the family home here and the body was removed to the Habecker funeral home.
|Pekin Times, April 1969; Joseph MULARONI Dies Friday; Rites Monday|
Joseph Mularoni, 75, of 2020 Willow street, died at 7:35 p.m. Friday in Pekin hospital, where he had been admitted earlier the same day. He had been in ill health one year.
Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday in the Preston Funeral Home and at 9a.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rev. Michael Coffey will officiate. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens.
Visitation wil be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home, with recitation of the Rosary at 8 p.m.
Born May 6, 1893, at Massa, Italy, he was a son of Salvatore and Amerlia GROVATTI MULARONI. He married Assunta DONTI, June 10, 1913, at San Marino.
Mr. Mularoni was a 14 year employee of Commonwealth Edison Company,retiring 10 years ago. Prior to working for Commonwealth, Mr. Mularoni worked for many years as a miner. He was a member of the Italian- American League.
Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. George (Stazia) Thielbar of Taylorville, Ill.; two sisters, Pamela Guidi and Rose Lotti of Rimini, Italy; one niece, Mrs. Josephine Keller, and one nephew, Richard Mularoni, both of Pekin; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
One son, one daughter, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
Pekin Times, Saturday, January 23, 1954; Rites Set For Edward THIELBAR of Beverly Manor
Washington--Edward THIELBAR, 66, a resident of Beverly Manor for the past eight years, died at 8:45 pm Friday in the Washington Nursing Home, where he had been a patient for the past six weeks. He had been in failing health for five years.
His body was taken to the Habecker Funeral Home where friends may call. Services have been tentatively set for 2 pm Monday in the funeral home, with Rev. Carl Kammeyer, pastor of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery.
Mr. Thielbar was born Jan. 6, 1888 in Washington Township, a son of Albert and Emma WOLF THIELBAR. He married Sept. 2, 1933 to Luella SCHUMAKER. He was a member of the Washintgon Masonic Lodge.
His widow survives: with one daughter, Mrs. Florence Bower-Mster of Peoria, on son Edward H. Thielbar, Walworth, Wisconsin; one sister Mrs. Catherine Liby of Monmouth, and two brothers, George Thielbar, Peoria and Fred Thielbar, Oakland, California.
|Pekin Times, June 1988; Assunta MULARONI|
Assunta Mularoni, 89, of 2020 Willow street, died at 3 a.m., Wednesday at Pekin Memorial Hospital.
Born July 4, 1898, in Italy to Edward and Filomena Marachini DONATI, she married Joseph Mularoni on July 10, 1913, in San Marco, Italy. He died in April 1969. One daughter and one son also preceded her in death.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. George M. (Stazia) Thielbar of Pekin;three grandchildren, Arlene Tedesco of Thompson, Conn., Janice Rickgauer of Pekin and George J. Thielbar of Marquette Heights; four great grandchildren; and one brother, Giuseppe Donati of Santarcangeleo, Italy.
She came to Pekin in 1914, then moved to Kincaid in 1917. She returned to Pekin in 1935, and was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel, where visitation will begin one hour earlier. The Rev. Bob Lewandowski, O.S.A., will officiate and burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph's Altar & Rosary Society.
|World War Veteran, Answers Summons|
John Logan THIELBAR, sixth child and youngest son of William H. Thielbar and Wilhelmina LOHMEYER THIELBAR (deceased), was born at Washington,Illinois, on March 30, 1887. Death came to release his suffering on Jan . 15, 1937, at 3:40 a.m., following an illness of three weeks, at the age of 49 years, 9 months, and 16 days.
On Feb. 7, 1923, he was united in marriage with Grace Wood at Henry, by the Rev. W. J. Carpenter. The 14 years following their marriage they spent on the same farm, west of Henry. To their union, one child,Pauline, was born, who, with the widow and aged father, survive. He is also survived by two brothers and five sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. His mother and one brother, George, preceded him in death.
In 1913 he came from Tazewell County to Marshall County, where he has since resided and engaged in farming.
During the World War he served 14 months with the America Expeditionary Forces, eleven of which were spent in France. He was a member of Henry Post, No. 323, American Legion.
In infancy the deceased was baptized and always walked in the ways of God, believing in His teachings and accepting his cross uncomplainingly.
His quiet and unassuming nature endeared himto his many relatives and friends, by whom he will be sorely missed.
Funeral services were conducted from the home, west of Henry, at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. W. J. Carpenter bringing the message of comfort.
Two hyms, "Face to Face," and "The Old Rugged Cross," were beautifully rendered by Mrs. Jos. H. Benefiel and Imelda Henkins.
Pall bearers were Albert Shaffer, William A. Thielbar, Clarence Ely, Edward Kruse, Frederick Thielbar, and William H. Scharp.
Relatives from a distance attending the services were: William H. Scharp, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kruse and family, Mrs. O. F. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. D . W. Uebel, John R. Thielbar, Mr. and Mrs. August Thielbar and family, Mr. and Mrs. George Eppy, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Thompson, Winifred Helmantoler, Young Wood, and Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Dengel of Peoria; Mr.and Mrs. Robert Searle of Edwards, Ill.: Mrs. Emma Scharp, Mr. and Mrs.Albert Shaffer and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kamm and family, and George Hartley of Washington, Ill.; Mrs. Elizabeth Thielbar and Hazel of Pekin, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Nate Scharp of Eureka, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. George Wood and daughter, and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Eggers of DePue; Mr. and Mrs. John Byrd of Toledo, Ia., and Mr. and Mrs. John Lou of Tampico, Ill.
His aged father was unable to attend the services because of illness.
Funeral arrangements were in charge of A. C. Lindbloom, and interment was in the Henry City Cemetery, with Henry Post, No. 323, American Legion, according full military honors.
Honorary pall bearers were Fred Ford, Clarence Duke, Haws A. Otto, Ivan Lutes, Ed. Ely, Charles P. Green, Grover Turner and Harry Miller.
|The Tazewell County Reporter, Washington, Illinois, Jan. 25, 1962|
Funeral Services Held Saturday, Jan. 20, for Albert SHAFFER
Funeral services were held at the Habecker Funeral Home on Saturday, Jan. 20, 1962 at 2 pm for Albert Shaffer, 81, of 114 N. Pine Street.
He was born April 19, 1880, in Morton Township, the son of Lewis and Nellis WALDEN SHAFFER. He was married Jan. 22, 1902, to Elizabeth THIELBAR, who died July 11, 1957.
He was a member of United Brethren Evangelical Church in Washington.
Suviving are four daughters: Mrs. Irene Kamm of Washington, Mrs. Ida Dengel an dMrs. Alma Eppy, both of Peoria, and Mrs. Helen Stephens of Morton; a brother Tom Shaffer of Omaha, Neb., 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Services were in charge of the Rev. Milford Best, pastor of United- Brethren Evangelical Church. A trio, Mrs. E. O. Schabinger, Mrs. Horner Stormer, Mrs. Valera Corbin sang. Organist was Mrs. W. G. Himmel.
Pallbearers were Ray Wistchuff, Ira Sumer, Lawrence Naffziger, Harold Keck, Elmo Miller and Harold Boley. Burial was in Glendale Cemetery, Washington, Illinois.
|The Peoria Journal, Peoria, IL, Thursday, June 16, 1927, page 22.|
Gay S. Webb Dies in St. Francis Hospital
Gay S. Webb, who married Miss Anna E. Mefford of Pekin and was known to many people of this city, died at 7:30 o'clock this morning in St. Francis hospital, Peoria. He was born at Ogdenburg, N. Y., on July 5, 1854, and married Miss Mefford on May 18, 1881. She died in Peoria on January 12, 1921. Arrangements for the funeral have not yet been made.
|Funeral services for Jesse M. Robertson, 58, former resident of Pekin, were held today at Portland, Ore. Mr. Robertson died Sunday in Portland.|
While in Pekin until 15 years ago, the deceased was engaged in a cooperage shop. In Oregon, he was engaged in the contracting business. Two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Carter and Mrs. Mary Knapp, both live in East Peoria. Pekin Daily Times, April 27, 1937
|MRS. H. SEGGERMAN DIES SATURDAY IN HOSPITAL at PEKIN:|
Had Resided In Minonk For 62 Years - Rites Held Tuesday
Mrs. Cassie Seggerman, 69, a resident of this community for sixty-two years, passed away at 9:30 o'clock last Saturday night at the Pekin hospital. She became ill of heart trouble about two months ago at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. George JOERGER, at Pekin, with whom she had resided for the past seven years, and was taken to the hospital last Saturday afternoon.
She was a fine Christian character and a woman of sterling qualities. She possessed a pleasant disposition and her long residence in this city, had brought her a wide acquaintance and her many friends were deeply touched to learn of her passing Saturday night.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the home of Dr. and Mrs. A. W. Kettelhut in this city. Rev. S.L. BUCHANAN, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiated and burial was in the Minonk cemetery.
|Friday, February 20, 2004; Bloomington [Illinois] Daily Pantagraph|
MORTON -- Elaine J. Leonowens, 81, of 150 Yordy Road, Apt. 233, Morton, formerly of Naperville, died at 11:05 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 18, 2004) at her residence.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday graveside at Naperville Cemetery.
There will be no visitation. Ludwig Mortuary in Morton is handling arrangements.
Survivors: one daughter, Darla (John G.) Goodfellow, Morton; one brother, Donald (Alice) LaSanska, Hinckley; and two grandchildren.