St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery Edford Twp Henry County Illinois

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History Of Henry County, Churches Of Henry County 1877; St. John's  Evangelical  Lutheran Church.  The earliest meetings of this group were held in the Central School-house in 1867,  and the church organization was effected the same year, with a membership of about a dozen persons.   This has been very materially augmented since, until they have gathered in about fifty families. A church building was erected in 1872, at a cost of $2,500. The present pastor is Rev. I. P. Guenther.

 

Baraks, Henry               11-27-1913    8-2-2005
SS#344-07-6493 Henry Frank Baraks  s/o Henry Baraks & Eva Velie  h/o Margaret Walther
Taken off Daily Dispatch website:
Henry Frank Baraks, 91, of Osco, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, at Hillcrest Home, rural Geneseo.  Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Edford Township. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Edford Township. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. today at Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home, Orion. Memorials may be made to Osco Fire Department or St. John's Lutheran Church in Edford Township, where he was a member.  Henry was born on Nov. 27, 1913, in Coal Valley, son of Henry and Eva Velie Baraks. He married Margaret Walther on Dec. 4, 1941, in Kahoka, Mo. She preceded him in death on June 11, 2002.  Henry was a corn sheller, farmed and had a milk route in Osco. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Osco.  Survivors (and spouses) include a son, Alfred (Barbara) Baraks, Geneseo; a daughter, Janice (Pete) Neeld, Osco; five grandchildren, Jerry (Peggy) Hickenbottom, Cambridge, Don (Becky) Hickenbottom, Osco, Lynne Hickenbottom, Osco, Brad (Angela) Baraks, Rochelle, Ill., Brenda Baraks, East Moline; and eight great-grandchildren.  Online condolences may be expressed to Henry's family by visiting his obituary at www.esterdahlmortuary.com.

Baraks, Margaret P. M. Walther      5-8-1919    6-11-2002
SS#326-50-9587 Margaret Pauline Maria d/o Alfred F. Walther & Eva H.R. Miller  w/o Henry F. Baraks
Taken off Daily Dispatch website: Margaret Pauline Maria Baraks, 83, Osco, died Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo.  Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. John Lutheran Church, Edford Township. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Edford Township. Visitation will be 5 to 8 tonight at Kirk, Huggins and Esterdahl Funeral Home, Orion. Memorials may be made to Osco, Andover Fire Protection District or St. John Lutheran Church, 8948 N 1900 Ave., Geneseo, IL.  Margaret was born May 8, 1919, in Osco Township, the daughter of Alfred F. and Eva H.R. Miller Walther. She married Henry F. Baraks Dec. 4, 1941, in Kahoka, Mo.  Margaret worked in the house and farmed with her husband in Osco. She also had an egg route and sold Avon at one time.  argaret was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.  Survivors (and spouses) include her husband; daughter, Janice (Pete) Neeld, Osco; son, Alfred (Barbara) Baraks, Geneseo; five grandchildren, Bradley Baraks, Rochelle, Ill., Brenda Baraks, East Moline, Jerry Hickenbottom, Cambridge, and Donald Hickenbottom, and Lynne Hickenbottom, both of Osco; six great-grandchildren, Kyler, Lucas, Logan and Heather Hickenbottom, Dakota Grant and Brandon Baraks.

Batzke, Rosa Emilie    9-15-1899  11-13-1906    1  36
D/O Rudolph & Auguste (Teschke) Batzke
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.

Batzke, Rudolph E.       1-16-1862    6-27-1940    3   119
BATZKE RUDOLPH E M/W UNK 0000128 1940-06-27 HENRY EDFORD TWP 2nd h/o Auguste Teschke Raschke
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.

Blank, Arthur Carl         12-27-1896    1-5-1897   2   84
Arthu Carl David Blank s/o Charles Blank & Emma Firch Hohenboken

Blank, Charles J.      3-30-1868    3-16-1939   5  188
Charles Julius  s/o Gottleib Blank & Charlotte Erdman Death Cert#0000039 Carl Julius Blank H/O Emma Firch
Geneseo Republic 3-24-1939
Karl J. Blank 70, Passes Away
Would Have Been 71 on Mar. 31: Farmed in Edford Township for 33 Years
Karl Julius Blank, 70, passed away at 2:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon, March 16, in his home on East Cemetery street, in this city.  He had been ill only a day.  He would have celebrated his 71st birthday on March 31.  Mr. Blank was born on March 31, 1868 in West Prussia, Germany and accompanied his parents, Gotteib and Charlotte Erdmann Blank to Henry County when he was six weeks old.  He was reared and educated in Edford township and had always resided in this locality.  Mr Blank’s first marriage was to Miss Emma Firch on January 19, 18__ in Edford township.  Her death occurred in 1923.  On March 11, 1927, he was united in marriage with Mrs. Emma Hohenboken in Edford township.  He farmed for 33 years in Edford and Western townships and had resided in Geneseo the last 11 years.  Mr. Blank was a member of St john’s Lutheran church in Edford township.  He is survived by the widow, four daughters, Mrs. Martha Erdman of Coal Valley, Mrs. Ida Rockwell of Geneseo, Mrs. Olga Gustafson of Alpha and Mrs. Mildred Heller of Atkinson and a son Elmer blank of Coal valley.  One son died in infancy.  Other survivors include twelve grandchildren, two brothers, Fred Blank of Wichita, Kansas and John Blank of Los Angeles California and a sister Mrs. Adolph Loenser of Geneseo.  Funeral service were held at 1:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon in the Myers chapel in Geneseo and at 2 o’clock in St. John’s Lutheran church in Edford township, the Rev. Carl Hilgendorf, pastor officiating.  Mrs. Carl Hilgendorf and Miss Arlene Neumann sang, accompanied by Miss Lois Hilgendorf.  Pallbearers were John Oelke, Clyde Blank, George Furstenau, Henry Miller, Everett Gernant and Arley Hohenboken.  Burial was in St. Johns cemetery.

Blank, Elmer J.         4-18-1903    10-8-1971      8  306
Elmer Johann Guttlieb s/o Charles Blank & Emma Hulda Firch Hohenboken SS#337-32-3741
Republic  10-14-1971
Elmer J. Blank, 68, o;f 123 East Main street, Geneseo, was killed in a car-truck collision at the junction of U. S. 6 and Illinois 84, south of Green Rock, Friday morning, October 8.  Illinois State Police said the accident occurred at 9:33 a.m. when an auto, driven by Dennis Cleair, 29, of route 4, Geneseo, collided with the rear of the pick-up truck drive by Mr. Blank.  According to police, Mr. Blank had stopped at a stop sign on Illinois 84  and then pulled out in front of the eastbound auto driven by Mr. Cleair which struck the pick-up in the rear.  The collision knocked the truck up the side of an embankment where Mr. Blank was apparently thrown from the vehicle and then struck by the truck as it rolled back down the hill.  Mr. Cleair was not injured in the mishap.  Funeral services for Mr. Blank were Monday afternoon, October 11, in St. John's Lutheran church, Edford township.  Rev.  Alfred L. Schubkegel, pastor, officiated. Mrs.  Arlyn Helke was organist and Mrs. Alfred Schubkegel, soloist. Pallbearers were Chester Erdman, Eugene and Stanley Heller, and Earl, Henry, and Robert Klavohn.  Burial was in the church cemetery.   Mr. Blank was born April18, 1903, in Edford township, the son of Charles and Emma Firch Blank.  On November 28, 1923, he married Jessie J. Hass in Edford township.  He was a member of St. John's Lutheran church.  Surviving are his wife, two sons, Wilbur and Russell, both of Coal Valley, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Hjalmar A. Gustafson of Alpha.  Three sisters preceded him in death.

 

Blank, Emma H.     4-20-1872    3-11-1923     5    186
Emma Hulda  maiden Firch d/o David Firch & Ottilie Oelke 1st w/o Charles Blank Death Cert#3810074

Blank, Emma M.     10-17-1870    2-5-1955    5   187
Emma Margaret Hohenboken d/o George  Dietrich Hohenboken & Caroline Henrietta Firch 2nd w/o Charles Blank
Geneseo Republic Feb 10, 1955
MRS. EMMA BLANK SUCCUMBS FEB 5
Mrs. Emma M. Blank, 84, of 518 West First street, Geneseo, died Saturday afternoon, February 5, at the Hammond Henry Hospital, Geneseo where she had been a patient two days.  Mrs. Blank the former Emma M. Hohenboken, was born October 17, 1870, Edford twp, a daughter of George D. and Carolina Firch Hohenboken.  In March 1925 she was married to Charles Blank.  He died in March 1941.  She had resided the past 48 years in the Geneseo area and was a member of the St. John's Lutheran church Edford.  Surviving are a brother, George Hohenboken of Geneseo, and a sister Mrs. Martha Gernant of Geneseo.  Preceding her in death were her parents, a brother and a sister.  The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, February 8, in the Rivenburg Funeral home.  The rev. Walter Uhlig officiating.  Clyde Walter sang with Mrs. Florence Kuchirka at the organ.  Pallbearers were, all nephews, Kenneth Chrisop, Everett Gernant, Carl Nelson,  and A. K. and Jim Hohenboken, all of Geneseo and Lyle Cassel of Manchester Iowa.  Burial was in St. John's cemetery, Edford.

Blank, Gottleib            12-15-1822    4-9-1876      2    85
Johann Gottleib s/o George Blank and Eva Braun  h/o Charlotte Erdmann

Blank, Jesse J.            3-25-1902    7-31-1975     8    307
maiden Hass w/o Elmer Blank SS#357-44-4478
JESSIE J. BLANK
Mrs. Elmer J. Blank, 73, of 123 East Main street, Geneso, died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday , July 31,(1975) in the Hammond-Henry hospital, Geneseo.  Funeral services were Saturday afternoon, August 2, in St. John's Lutheran church with the Rev. Alfred L. Schubkegel, pastor, officiating. Mrs. Alfred Schubkegel was soloist and Mrs. Arlyn Helke, organist. Pallbearers were Eugene and Stanley Heller, Henry and Robert Klavohn, Chester Erdmann and Glenn Weisser. Burial was in the church cemetery.  The former Jessie Hass was born March 25, 1902, in Hanna township, Henry county, the daughter of Charles and Mary Schneider Hass.  On November 28, 1923, she was married to Mr. Blank in Edford township, Henry county. He died October 8, 1971. Mrs. Blank was a member of St. John's Lutheran church.  Surviving are two sons, Wilbur and Russell, both of Coal Valley, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Henry Klavohn of Geneseo, and Mrs. Otto Licke of Colona, and two brothers, Wesley and Fred Hass, both of Colona.  She also was preceded in death by a granddaughter, three brothers and a sister.   (Contributed by M. Neuleib, typed by Fama Prokup)

Blank, Russell Sr.       2/13/1929      10/23/2013
http://www.qconline.com/archives/qco/obitlist.php?section=obi&off=3
Russell Blank Sr.
10/23/2013, 5:13 pm Russell E. Blank Sr., 84, of Coal Valley, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Good Samaritan Village, Geneseo. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Geneseo. The Rev. Christopher Bushre will officiate. Burial will be at St. John's Cemetery, Geneseo. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, 225 E. Park St., Geneseo. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, Geneseo. Russell was born Feb. 13, 1929, in Coal Valley, son of Elmer and Jessie Hass Blank. He served in the U.S. Army. He was united in marriage to Sue Musgrove on Dec. 31, 1966, at St. John's Church, Geneseo. She died Nov. 14, 2007. Russell farmed in rural Coal Valley all his life. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. He enjoyed playing cards, was a Chicago Cubs, Bears and Bulls fan and he savored moments with his grandchildren. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Russell Jr. and Suzanne Blank, Geneseo; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Mike Franson, Ellsworth, Wis.; seven grandchildren, Steven, Sarah, Marc, Chelsey, Keir, Tristan and Trey; and two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Konnor. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and a brother, Wilbur. A video tribute may be viewed and condolences expressed by visiting Russell's obituary at stackhousemoore.com.

Blank, Sue K.        3/11/1941  11-14-2007
Inscription: Married December 31, 1966 Together forever.  Loving parents of Russell and Karen
http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgiBLANK, SUE K  11 Mar 1941  14 Nov 2007 (V)   66  61240 (Coal Valley, Rock Island, IL)  Iowa  485-42-7588http://qconline.com/archives/qco/display.php?id=362628&query=blank#h Sue Blank, 66, of Coal Valley, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, at Select Specialty Hospital, Davenport.  Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Geneseo. The Rev. Robert Woods will officiate. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Geneseo. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Geneseo Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services. Memorials may be made to the St. John's Lutheran Church.  The former Sue Musgrove was born March 11, 1941, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the daughter of William J. and Alberta Marshall Musgrove. She graduated from What Cheer, Iowa, High School in 1959. She was united in marriage to Russell Blank Sr. on Dec. 31, 1966, at St. John's Church, Geneseo  Sue had worked as computer support for Trinity Health Care.   Sue was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.   She enjoyed playing cards, going to baseball games and spending time with her family and friends.  Survivors include her husband, Russell; a son and daughter-in-law, Russell and Suzanne Blank, Geneseo; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Mike Franson, Ellsworth, Wis.; seven grandchildren, Steven, Sarah, Marc, Chelsey, Keir, Tristan and Trey; and a great-granddaughter. Also surviving are three sisters, Anita Brady, Oskaloosa, Nadia Crook, Oskaloosa, and Tonya Bellon, Mt. Sterling, Iowa; four brothers, Calvin Musgrove, Oskaloosa, Jerry Musgrove, Columbus Junction, Brian Musgrove, Columbus Junction, and Billy Musgrove, Andover; a stepfather, Robert Van Polen, Oskaloosa; two stepsisters, Dolly and Suzie; two stepbrothers, Jerry and Ronny; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother, Harriett Musgrove; and two brothers, William and Keith.   Condolences may be expressed by visiting Sue's obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com.

Blank, Wilbur Charles           6-28-1925    2-13-1995    9   335
Wilbur Charles s/o Elmer Blank & Jesse (Josephine) Hass SS#337-22-0072 
Unknown Paper
Wilbur C. Blank, 69, of Coal Valley, died Monday Feb 13, 1995 at Trinity Medical Center, East Campus Moline.  Services were February 16, at St John's Lutheran Church, rural Geneseo where he was a lifetime member.  Pastor Robert Woods officiated and Marcia Helke was the organist and Karna Hollatz the soloist.  Burial was in St. John's Cemetery Edford Township.  Pallbearers were George Pauley and Robert Pauley, Ronal Pauley and Ronald Sparkman, Steve Ludtke and Tony Thornton.  Memorials may be mad to the church.  Stackhouse-Moore Funeral home of Geneseo was in charge of the arrangements.  Wilbur Charles Blank was born June 28, 1925 Western Township, Henry County the son of Elmer and Jesse (Hass) Blank.  He married Sarah "Bess" Pauley on September 28, 1948 in Rock Island.  He farmed in Western Township all his life.    Mr. Blank was a member of St. John's Adult Fellowship and several bowling leagues.  He enjoyed playing cards.  Survivors include his wife: daughters and sons in laws: Linda and Steve Ludtke of Davenport, Iowa and Debra and Ronald Sparkman of Silvis: son in law Thomas Ewing of Miami Florida: grandchildren, David Ewing of Iowa City, Iowa and Katherin Huber of  Melborne, Florida: and brother and sister in law, Russell and Sue Blank of Coal Valley.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Blank Ewing.

Blankenfield, Karoline          3/7/1833  11/24/1889      3   130
Maiden name is Schmoll;  Caroline Schmoll Blankenfeld, b. 7 March 1833, Waldeck, Prussia, died 24 Nov 1889 in Edford twp, Henry CO, IL.  Lot 4-17 St Johns cem When I took a photo of the tombstone, it read Caroline Schmoll Blankenfeld  per Kathy DeBlieck    tdeblieck@msn.com

Block, Arthur Bernhard          10-6-1893  12-16-1903     4    142
Death Cert#00012902 s/o G & M Block

Boehm, Etta         8-11-1896    3-9-1982     6    242
Etta Marie died 8-9-1982 SS#319-40-6102  w/o Fred Boehm
Copied Aug. 13, 1982 Republic
Etta Boehm, 85, of rural Geneseo, died Monday, August 9 at Hammond-Henry hospital, Geneseo.  Funeral services were held Thursday, August 12 at St. John's Lutheran church, Geneseo, with the Rev. Alfred Schubkegel, officiating. Burial was in St. John's cemetery.  Pallbearers were Donald Loenser, Vernon Kane, Floyd Talbot, Roy DeFauw, Merle Chrisop, and Richard Stiner. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran church.  The former Etta Krapp was born august 11, 1896, in Edford township, the daughter of Julius and Emma Marie Rahmus Krapp. She was a graduate of the Watertown, South Dakota School of Nursing.  On August 12, 1933, she married Fred E. Boehm, in Edford township. He died in 1972. Mrs. Boehm was a member of St. John's Lutheran and the Geneseo chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons.  Surviving are two sons, Max of Geneseo, and Gene of Orion, two granddaughters, two brothers, Arthur Krapp of Watertown and Clarence Krapp of Clark, South Dakota, seven sisters, Mrs. George (Alice) Gillis, Mrs. Arthur (Lillie) Bauman, Mrs. William (Edna) Karber and Louise Krapp, all of Clark, Mrs. Hugo (Laurs) Wulff of Madison, South Dakota, Mrs. John (Alma) Roberdeau of Sturgis, South Dakota, and Ester Gahle of Lincoln, Nebraska.  She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers, and one sister.

 

Boehm, Fred           8-17-1884    9-7-1972     6    241
h/o Etta Marie SS#336-34-9979
Frederick Edwin Boehm, 88, of route 3, Geneseo, died at 8:40 a.m. Thursday, September 7, (1972), at Hillcrest Home.  He was born August 17, 1884, in Germany, the son of Frank and Mathilda Stanke.  He was reared and educated in Edford township and lived in this area since he was a year old.  Mr. Boehm was a retired farmer and carpenter.  On August 12, 1933, he married Etta Krapp in Edford township.  He was a member of St. John's Lutheran church.  Surviving are his wife, two sons, Max at home, and Gene of Orion, two granddaughters, and four sisters, Mrs. Ida Smith of Coal Valley, Mrs. Clifford Gustafson of Geneseo and Mrs. Ernest Erdman and Mrs. Fred Schwinn, both of Carbon Cliff.  Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Wright funeral home.  The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, September 9 , at the funeral home with Rev. Alfred Schubkegel, pastor of St. John's church, officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.   (Contributed by M. Neuleib, typed by Fama Prokup)

Boehm, John G.      5-2-1889   10-8-1962     7   282
Johann Georg s/o Fred & Mathilda Boehm h/o Ruth Nelson h/o Ellen Carlson
Geneseo Republic Oct. 18, 1962
John Boehm Dies at Home
John G. Boehm, 73, of Sherrard died Monday evening, October 8, in his home.  He had been ill about two months.  Funeral services were Thursday afternoon, October 11, in the First Lutheran church, Sherrard, with the Rev. Gilbert Adolphson, pastor, officiating.  Burial was in St. John's Lutheran cemetery, Edford Township.  Mr. Boehm was born May 2, 1889, in Morristown, the son of Frank and Mathilda Boehm.  He was reared and attended schools in Colona township and had a resident of Sherrard 19 years.  Mr. Boehm farmed in the Gilchrist and Warner areas and was a coal miner at the Rex Mine at Warner until 1943.  He retired from Deere and company in 1955.  In February 1913, he married Ruth Nelson in St. John's church, Edford.  She died in 1936.  He then married Ellen Carlson August 17, 1942, in New Windsor.  Mr. Boehm was a member of the Sherrard First Lutheran church and was a deacon of the church.  Surviving are his wife; a son, Virgil of Moline; two daughters, Mrs. C.R. Menster, both of Moline; a brother, Fred of Geneseo; four sisters, Mrs. Ida Smith, Mrs. Fred Schwenn and Mrs. Ernest Erdmann, all of Carbon Cliff and Mrs. Clifford Gustafson of Geneseo and three grandchildren.

Boehm, Ruth Elizabeth         9-20-1896  1-2-1936     7    281
Ruth Elizabeth maiden Nelson  w/o John Boehm
Republic of 1/10/1036
MRS. JOHN (RUTH) BOEHM
Mrs. John Boehm, 39, died at 1:20 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 1936, in her home three and one-half miles south of Orion, after ten days' illness of pneumonia.  She was formerly Miss Ruth Nelson of Moline.  Born Sept. 20, 1896, in Moline, she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Nelson.  she was reared and educated in Edford township, Henry county and was a member of St. John's Lutheran church.  She was married Feb. 27, 1914, to John George Boehm of Edford, they have lived in that township since.  Surviving are the widower, two daughter, Vera and Joyce, one son Virgil, the parents, Mr. and Mrs.Alfred Nelson of Moline, three brothers, Richard, Willard, and Leslie of Moline and two sisters, Mrs. Arlene Arndt of Moline and Mrs. Helen Schroeder of Geneseo.  Funeral services were held at one o'clock Sunday afternoon in her home and at 2 o'clock in St. John's Lutheran church, Edford township.  The Rev. Carl Hilgendorf, pastor officiated.  Miss Arlene Neumann and Walter Betcher, sung.  Those who were pallbearers are Charles Uhlman, George Dawson, Carl Holke, Benjamin Stotmeister, George Gortz, and Arthur Lewson.  Burial was in St. John's cemetery.

Brinkman, Michael Paul           12-19-1978     12-20-1978     4    174
s/o Carl & Charlotte Brinkman

Buechler, Alfred Julius        9-7-1899   8-23-1919    7    258
s/o August William Buechler & Mary Maria Gehn
Geneseo Republic of Aug. 29, 1919
Alfred J. Buechler, who passed away last Saturday was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. aug. Buechler, living in Edford township.  The deceased was born Sept. 7, 1890, in the same township where he died.  In his early infancy he was baptized in St. John's Luthersn church.  Several years later his parents moved to North Dokota.   Here Alfred spent his childhood day until the family moved back to Illinois after some time.  On April 5, 1914, he, with others, was confirmed in the same church where he had been baptized.  Ever since he was well  known by the quiet and unassuming way in which he betook himself wherever he appeared.  For some time he has been afficted with heart failure.  To this ailment dropsy lately set in.  Last Tuesday he went to Davenport went his father that he might be cured of his sickness.  The Lord, however had a different cure in view, for suddenlly earlly last Saturday morning, August 23, 1919, He called the youth to himself.  Alfred had reached the age of 19 years, 11 months, and 16 days.  His departure is mourned by his parents, two brothers, and seven sisters, beisdes many other relatives and friends.  The interment took place last Monday, August 25, at the Lutheran cemetery in Edford.  The Rev. A.. C. Mennicke had charge of the services which were held at the house and church.  The theme of the sermon was "The Right Preparedness for Death."  The high esteem in which the youth was held throughout the community was shown by the beautiful floral offerings and by the large arrendance at the last rites. 

Chapman, Grace        11-8-1909    8-25-1988    10   342
Grace Marie, maiden; Gehn, d/o John Gehn & Anna Roth  w/o Maurice Chapman SS#326-48-4412    Married Maury Melvin Chapman, 2-7-1948

Chapman, Maurice        3-5-1915    3-5-1982   10    343
Maury Melvin Chapman s/o Benson Chapman & Myra Nash h/o Grace Gehn    Married Grace Marie Gehn, 2-7-1948     SS#318-16-0204 
Dispatch of 1982
MAURY CHAPMAN
A life-long resident of Henry county died Friday, March 5, in Veterans hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. Funeral services were held Monday, March 8 at St. John's Lutheran church, Edford township for Maury M. Chapman, 66, with the Rev. Alfred Schubkegel, pastor officiating. Burial was in St. John's church cemetery.  Pallbearers were Richard Chapman, Charles Webb, Glenn Bartz, Richard Webb, Bradford Gehn, and James Chapman.  Mr. Chapman was born March 5, 1915, in Osco township, Henry county, the son of Benson and Myra Nash Chapman. He was reared and attended schools in Geneseo. On February 7, 1948, he married Grace Gehn in Edford township. He was a retired farmer and had been employed by Ken's Skelly and Morse Seed company, Geneseo. He was a veteran of World War II.  A member of St. John's Lutheran church, Mr. Chapman was a former elder and member of the couples club of the church. He was a member of American Association of Retired Persons, and the Geneseo American Legion.  Surviving are his wife, two sisters, Helen Chapman of Geneseo and Ruth Little of Stockton, California and a brother Andrew Chapman of Erie. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.  (Contributed by M. Neuleib, typed by Fama Prokup)

Christnr , C. J.        (1929)       6   216
Plot: Section 6, Plot 216  Charles J. Christnr

Christnr, Martha M.        1889   1918   7   270
maiden Erdmann  w/o Earl D. (W.) Christnr

Denz, Jacob          9-6-1802    10-10-1895   1   16

Erdman, Edward F.        3-17-1884    11-7-1960    4       165
Edward Friedrich  s/o Friedrich & Wilhelmina (Redman) Erdman

Erdman, Frederick (Friedrich)      12/25/1845  7-20-1925    7    276
Death Cert #0370154    ERDMAN FREDERICK  A.  M/W  UNK  0370154 1925-07-30 HENRY GENESEO h/o Wilhelmina Redman
Republic of Aug. 7, 1925
FRIEDRICH ERDMAN
Friedrich Erdman, highly respected and longtime citizen of Edford township and this city, passed away Thursday, July 20, 1925, aged 81 years and 7 months.  Mr. Erdman was of the colony of sturdy Germans who came to this country in the seventies of the last century and located in Edford township, and with diligence and thrift set about to make it one of the most productive and prosperous townships of the county.  His career has been one of many years and he ever bore the reputation of being an upright and worthy citizen.  Friedrich Erdman was born in West Prussia, Germany, December 25, 1845.  He came to this country in 1871 and located in Edford township.  He was married to Miss Wilhelmina Redman in the year 1876.  Ten children were born to this union of whom five preceded the father in death.  Surviving with the widow are the following children: Reinhold Erdman, of Colona, Mrs. Tillie Kukuk of Burlington, Colorado,  Edward and Gustav Erdman of Edford township; Minnie Erdman at home.  There also mourn seven grandchildren and a brother Ludwig Erdman of this city.  The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Chr. Bergen in Concordia Lutheran church, Sunday at 2:30 p.m.  The interment was in St. John's cemetery in Edford township.
Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 about Frederick Erdman
Name: Frederick Erdman
Birth Date:          25 Dec 1843    Birth Place:              Germany
Death Date:        30 Jul 1925    Death Place:             Geneseo, Henry, Ill
Burial Date:         2 Aug 1925
Death Age:         81
Occupation:        Farmer
Race:     White
Marital Status:   M
Gender:               Male
Father Name:    George Edmond Erdman
Father Birth Place:           Germany
Mother Birth Place:         Germany
Spouse Name: Wilhemina Erdman
FHL Film Number:            1503938
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=ER&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSst=16&GScntry=4&GSsr=601&GRid=72065490&
Frederich Erdman
Birth:     1843
Death: 1925
Note: (Friedrich)
Burial:Saint John's Lutheran Church Cemetery  Geneseo Henry CountyIllinois, USA
Plot: Section 7, Plot 276
Created by: Clark Magerkurth
Record added: Jun 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72065490

Erdman, Gustave John      11-16-1887  7-28-1937   8   287
Death Cert #0000153  Gustave Johann  s/o Friedrich & Wilhelmina (Redmann) Erdmann
Dispatch of 7-29-1937
GUSTAVE JOHN ERDMAN
Gustave John Erdman, 49, who lived at the east edge of Geneseo, died at 11 last evening in the city hospital where he had been a patient since Friday.  He had been ill little more than a week.  He was born Nov. 16, 1887, in Edford township, a son of Fred and Wilhelmina Erdman.  He was reared and educated in Edford and spent all his life there excepting the last ten years, when he lived at Geneseo.  He was a member of St. John's Evangelical church of Edford.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Saturday afternoon in Myers funeral chapel in Geneseo with the Rev. Carl Hilgendorf, pastor of Edford St. John's church, officiating.  Burial will be in Edford Cemetery. (St. John Cemetery)  Those who survive are a brother Ed, and a sister, Miss Minnie Erdman of Edford, a sister, Mrs.Tillie Kukuk of Los Angeles, Cal., and a brother, Reinhardt Erdman of East Moline.

Erdman, Ida Louise     3-8-1882   4/23/1923   7   275
age 42 years
Inscription:
A Precious One from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our Home,
Which never will be filled!
Death Cert#0370107  middle name Louisa  ERDMAN IDA LOUISA  F/W  UNK  0370107 1923-04-23 HENRY EDFORD TWP  d/o/ Friedrich & Wilhelmina (Redmann) Erdmann  B:1881
Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 about Ida Louisa Erdman
Name: Ida Louisa Erdman
Birth Date:          8 Mar 1882  Birth Place:                 IL
Death Date:        23 Apr 1923   Death Place:            Edford, Henry, Illinois
Burial Date:         26 Apr 1923
Death Age:         41                        Occupation:           Housekeeper
Race:     White                    Marital Status: S
Gender: Female                    Father Name:               Fredrick Erdman
Father Birth Place:           Germany       Mother Name:        Mina Redman
Mother Birth Place:         Germany
FHL Film Number:            1557113

Erdman, Leopold          1/19/1848    2-13-1931    3    110
Death Cert 0370040 ERDMAN LEAPOLD M/W  UNK  0370040 1931-02-13 HENRY  GENESEO  B:06-1848  h/o Ottilie Redmann
Unknown paper (prob the Republic)
Leopold Erdman, for many years a farmer in Edford township, passed away at the house of his daughter, Mrs. Bert Neiswender in this city, Friday afternoon, Feb. 13, 1931, after an illness of several weeks.  Mr. Erdman had resided in hi home alone until three weeks ago when he became so feeble that he was taken to the home of his daughter.  He was bedfast three days.  Deceased was born Jan. 19, 1848 in Germany and came to this country when a young man, settling in Edford township and engaging in farming.  After having been here a few years, he returned to Germany and brought back with him a bride.  They were married in Edford township, June 18, 1876.  Mrs. Erdman's maiden name being Ottilia Redman.  While residing in Edford, Mr. Erdman was a member of St. John's Lutheran church and after his retirement to Geneseo, he transferred his membership to Concordia Lutheran church of Geneseo.  He leaves to mourn,  his passing, two daughters, Mrs. Olga Meeske, of Wyoming, Ill., and Mrs. Minnie Neiswender, of this city.: five sons, George, Henry, William, and Emil, all of Edford township and Ernest, of Coal Valley.  Mrs.  Erdman preceded him in death May 7, 1928.  A daughter, Mrs. Geo. Gernant passed away twenty one years ago and three sons died in infancy.  Funeral services were held at the Neiswender home at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon and at the Concordia Lutheran church at 2:30, Rev. H. J. Elling, officiating.  Mrs. John D. Barnes and Mrs. Jack Greene sang musical numbers, accompanied by Miss Marie Bolte at the organ.  Interment was in St. John's cemetery.  Pallbearers were Adolph Leonser, Ferdinand Hopkey, Albert Schnetzler, Gust  Goetz, Ed. Klavohn and Herman Miller. 

Erdman, Wilhelmina (Minnie)       7-14-1891    6-18-1963     7       271
Minnie Wilhelmina  d/o Friedrich & Wilhelmina (Redman) Erdmann
GENESEO REPUBLIC June 22, 1963
MINNIE ERDMANN TAKEN BY DEATH
Miss Minnie Erdmann, 72, of Moline died Tuesday morning, June 18.  She was born July 14, 1891 in Geneseo.  Miss Erdmann moved to East Moline in 1923.  Surviving are six nieces and nephews.  Three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.  Funeral services were Thursday morning, June 20, in the chapel of the Primm-Sullivan funeral home, East Moline, with the Rev. I. R. Janssen of St. John’s Lutheran church, East Moline, officiating.  Pallbearers were Darrell, Ernest, Herbert and Stanley Erdmann, Leonard Carlson and Clarence Wenke.  Burial was in St. John’s Lutheran cemetery, Geneseo.

Erdman, Ottielie       12/25/1853   5/7/1928    3    111
maiden Redmann  2nd w/o Leopold Erdmann
Republic of May 11, 1928
The passing of Mrs. Leopold Erdman, which occurred at her home in this city early Monday morning, May 7, 1928, is mourned by a large host of relatives and friends.  Deceased was born in Germany, Dec. 25, 1883.  Her maiden name was Otilia Redman.  Mr. Erdman first to America returning to Germany a year later and brought Mrs. Erdman to this country, where they were married.   They settled on a farm in Edford township, where they resided until 1910, when they retired and moved to this city.  Ten children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Erdman, three of whom preceded the mother in death.  Those who survive with the husband are George, Henry, Will, Emil, and Ernest, all of Geneseo: two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Neiswender, Geneseo and Mrs. Olga Meeske, Wyoming, Ill.  There also survives and only sister, Mrs. Frank Lieke of Colona.  Funeral services were held at the home at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon and 2:30 at the Concordia Lutheran church in this city, Rev. Chr. Bergen, officiating.  Interment was in St. John's cemetery in Edford township.  The pallbearers were: Alugust Erdman, Fred Haack, Edward Klavon, John Menzenberg, Gustaf Schuetzler, and August Goetz.

Erdman, Wilhelmina        10-15-1852  7-20-1926     7    277
Note her tombstone states 1853
Death Cert#0370154  ERDMAN WILHELMINA F/W  UNK  0370154 1926-07-20 HENRY EDFORD TWP  Wilhelmina Auguste  maiden Redmann w/o Friedrich Erdman  B;10/15/1852
GENESEO REPUBLIC JULY 23, 1926;  Mrs. Wilhelmina Erdman, aged 73 years, died at her home in Edford township, ten miles west of Geneseo Thursday evening.  She had been ill for the past three years.  Mrs. Erdman was born in Germany October 15, 1852.  She cam to the United States when a young woman and settled on the farm on which she died.  She married Frederick Erdman at Geneseo.  He died in August 1925.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Fred Kukuk (?) of Burlington Colorado, and Miss Minnie Erdman at home, three sons, Edward at home, Reinold of Colona and Gust of Edford twp.  Funeral services were held from St. John's Lutheran church at 2 p.m. this Thursday.  Burial was in St. John's cemetery near the church. 
Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 about Wilhelmina Erdman
Name: Wilhelmina Erdman
[Wilhelmina Redman]
Birth Date:          15 Oct 1852     Birth Place:             Germany
Death Date:        20 Jul 1926      Death Place:           Edford Twp , Henry, IllinoisBurial Date:   22 Jul 1926
Death Age:         73     Occupation:              At Home
Race:     White
Marital Status:   W
Gender:               Female
Father Name:    Jacob Redman
Father Birth Place:           Germany
Mother Birth Place:         Germany
Comments:        in U.S. 50y
FHL Film Number:            1613439

Erdmann, August        4-23-1825    7-18-1881   2   60
h/o Christine  Dates might be 4-23-1826---7-6-1881

Erdmann, August W.       2/15/1853     3-9-1939    3     122
Death Cert#0000036  h/o Ernestine Schmidt  B:2-15-1853
Obit states birth date as 2-15-1856
Republic of 3-10-1939
AUGUST W ERDMANN
August W. Erdman, 86, passed away Thursday noon, March 9, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Miller, eight southwest of Geneseo. Mr. Erdman was born in Germany on February 15, 1856.  He came to this country as a young man.  It was on January 4,1880 that he was united in marriage with Ernestina Schmitt.  Mr. Erdman farmed in Edford township during the greater part of his life.  In later years he and his wife retired and moved to Geneseo.  Since the death of Mrs. Erdman, he has resided at the Henry R. Miller farm.   Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Henry R. Miller, with whom he has made his home in recent years, and three grandchildren.  Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.
 Republic of 3/17/1939
Funeral services were held Sunday for August W. Erdmann, 86, veteran Edford township farmer, who died Thursday noon, March 9, in the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Miller.  The Rev. Carl Hilgendorf, pastor of St. John's Lutheran church, conducted rites at 1:30 o'clock in the afternoon in the Myers funeral home in this city and at 2 o'clock in the church in Edford township.  Mrs. Hilgendorf and daughter, Lois, rendered vocal selections.    Pallbearers were Herman Miller, Claus Heeren, Henry Firch, Charles Kane, Henry Gernant, and Emil Redman.  Burial was in St. John's cemetery.

Erdmann, Christine   1-13-1818    9-4-1900    2   61
w/o August Erdman

 

Erdmann, Ernestina           1855  1-6-1931   3   123
Death Date 1/6/1931  Death Cert#0370002  Wilhelmina Ernestine  maiden Schmidt  w/o August W. Erdmann

Everett, Dorothy    4-22-1911    7-5-1993    9    317
Dorothy Gertrude maiden Adams  w/o 1: Walter Kane 2: John Everett  SS#346-40-4912

Firch, Alvina H.        12-23-1871   5-8-1958    7   279
Alwine Wilhelmine Hopkey B;12/23/1871 D;5/8/1958 d/o Johann Hopkey & Wilhelmina Dubrinski  w/o Wilhelm David Firch
Unknown Paper:
Mrs. Alvina Wilhelmina Firch, 86, of 927 South Oakwood avenue, Geneso, died Thursday morning, May 8, (1958), in her home, following a two-year illness.  She was born December 23, 1871, in Edford township, the daughter of John and Wilhelmina Dobrinski Hopkey.  She was reared and educated in Edford township and had lived in Geneseo the last 37 years.  On November 26, 1896, she was married to William D. Firch in Edford township.  He died December 26,, 1930.  Mrs. Firch was a member of St. John's Lutheran church of Edford.   Surviving are a daughter, Miss Laura Firch of Geneseo, two sons, Everett of Geneseo and Herbert of Erie, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  Her husband, two sons, George and Elmer, two bothers and one granddaughter preceded her in death.  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10, in St. Johns's Lutheran church with the Rev. Kenneth Wessel officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call at the Myers funeral home Friday afternoon and evening.    (Contributed by M. Neuleib, typed by Fama Prokup)

Firch, Anna      7-15-1815    1-1-1899    1   10.5
Anna Maria  maiden; Zieroth  B; 7/15/1815  D; 1/9/1899  w/o #1 unk.  #2 Michael Firch
Geneseo Republic Jan 6, 1899
Mrs. Anna Firch, a resident of Edford since 1867, died at her home in that town, Monday, Jan. 1st, 1899.  Deceased was a native of West Prussia, Germany and was aged over 83 years, being born July 15th 1815.  She was twice married, first in 1832 her husband and one child born of that union died with in two years.  In 1835 she contracted her seconded marriage and with her husband settled here in 1867.  The husband died in 1871.  Nine children were born to her by that marriage.  Four of them survive—David, Fred, Tena, and Car????.  Deceased was a good Christian woman, a devout member of the German Lutheran church, and a lady highly respected by all who knew her.  Rev. A. Mennicke, her pastor conducted the funeral service at the ???? Frame church, Hickory Grove, Tuesday and she was laid to rest beside her husband.

Firch, Augusta   8-30-1861  11-11-1895   1  17
Augusta Florentine Firch  maiden; Rahn  D/O David Rahn & Christina Hintz
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).

Firch, Augusta W.       9-28-1859  11-25-1930    5   176
Augusta Wilhelmina  maiden: Vetter    B; 9/28/1859  D; 11/25/1930    d/o Gottlieb Vetter & Anna Schmechel Death Cert#0370230  w/o Julius Carl Firch   FIRCH AUGUSTA WILHEMINE F/W UNK 0370230 1930-11-25 HENRY GENESEO  Illinois    
Copied from Republic of Nov. 28, 1930
Mrs. Fred Firch, aged 71 years, died in her home in Geneseo at 7 Tuesday morning, Nov. 25, 1930.  She had been ill eight years and her condition had become more serious this fall. after she received news of the death of a brothers, August Vetter, who was killed by a train August 26.  She suffered from heart disease.   Mrs. Firch was born in West Prussia, Sept. 20, 1859 and came to America at the age of six.  the family settled in Calamus, Iowa.  Mrs. Firch was educated in Lowden, Iowa.  She was married to Julius Firch in Calamus, April 15, 1880.  he died Oct. 3, 1890, and she married Fred Firch, May 2, 1893, in Concordia Lutheran church in Geneseo.  He died two years ago.  Mrs. Firch lived in Edford township until ten years ago when she and her husband moved to Geneseo.  She was a member of Concordia Lutheran church and of the aid society of the congregation.  She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Minnie Neuman, Mrs. Bertha Pobanz, Mrs. Ida Magerkurth and Mrs. Rose Schmoll of this community and Mrs.. Alma Lambert of Moline, two sons, Charles and Julius of this community, a brother, Henry Vetter, of Grand Moun, Iowa and a sister Mrs. Berth Miller of Herman, Minn.  One son, Ernest died at the age of 3.  Services will be held in the home at 1 Friday afternoon and in the Concordia Lutheran church a half hour later, The Reav. H. J. Elling officiating and burial will be in the cemetery of St. John's Lutheran church in Edford township.      

Firch, Christine       8-24-1841    3-31-1914    5    207
Christine Marie Hannah Spath d/o Frederick Spath & Charolette Yager w/o Leopold Firch
Death cert states she did die 3-31-1914 and says is buried at Edford. (She is buried at St. John's cemetery),
Unknown Paper:
Mrs. Christina S. Firch, widow of the late Leopold Firch died at her home in Edford Township Tuesday, March 31, 1914 after an illness of 9 weeks.  Mrs. Firch came to Edford in the 1860's when still young.  Christina Spath was born at Waldeck, Germany ( a small place near Kassel, Germany) August 24, 1841.  She came to America when she was 21 years old and came to Edford.  In April 1862, she married Leopold Firch and they had nine children.  A daughter, Mrs. Charles Kane, (Bertha) died three years ago.  Surviving children are Mrs. Henry S. Schmoll (Anna), and Herman Firch of Owatonna, Minn., William Firch of Osco, Henry and Albert of Geneseo, Mrs. Charley Hopkey (Tina) and John Firch of Edford and Emma at home.  She had 25 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Her husband passed away twenty years ago. (Contributed by M. Neuleib, typed by Fama Prokup)

 

Firch, Clara T.     1-19-1896  11-28-1957  8   301
Clara Theresa  maiden name Hamann  d/o Charles Hamann & Anna Schultz w/o Julius A. Firch
CLARA T. FIRCH
Mrs. Julius Firch, 61, of 516 East Pearl street, Geneseo, died Thursday morning, November 28, in the Hammond-Henry hospital, where she had been a patient since November 5. She had been in ill health for about two months.  The services were held Saturday afternoon, November 30, in St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church in Edford township, the Rev. Kenneth Wessel, pastor, officiating. Mrs. Vernon Hollatz was soloist with Mrs. Everett Gernant at the organ.  pallbearers were Walton Kay, Karl Schroeder, Curtis Bergling, Wilbur Webb, Leo Long, and Floyd Johnson. Burial was in the church cemetery.  Clara T. Hamann was born January 19, 1896, in Osco township, daughter of Charles P. and Anna Schultz Hamann. She was reared and educated in Osco township.  One November, 18, 1920, she was married to Julius Firch in St. John's church. The couple farmed in Western and Edford townships for 36 years. They had lived in Geneseo about 1 1/2 years. Mrs. Firch was a member of S. John's church.  Surviving are her husband, a son, Warren of Osco, a sister, Mrs. Clarence Lienaman of DeSoto, Iowa, and two brothers, Reinhold Hamann of Geneseo and Frank Hamann of Atlantic, Iowa. Her parents and two grandchildren preceded her in death.   (Contributed by M. Neuleib, typed by Fama Prokup)

 

Firch, Clarence Herman Leopold    8-28-1890    8-12-1901   1  29
s/o William D. Firch & Augusta Rahn
Little Clarence Firch is dead. He died at his home Aug. 12, 1901, of heart disease. He had been ill some time, and the end came peacefully and without any suffering. Clarence was born in September 1889 near here. He leaves, besides his parents, three little brothers to mourn his death, and many relatives and friends who will miss the bright face of their companion from among them. Clarence was beloved by all who knew him, and his playmates will deeply mourn his loss. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of their many friends.

 

Firch, David         3-30-1840    9-26-1909  5  197
h/o Ottliie Oelke
Republic of 10/1/1909
David Firch, a well known and esteemed resident of this county since 1866, passed away at his home on West Main street in this city on Sunday, September 26, 1909 at 3 a.m., following a long period of ill health.  The deceased was born in West Prussia, Germany, on March 30,1840, and was aged 69 years, 5 months, and 27 days, when the final summons came.  He was married in his native country on August 16, 1866, to Ottillie Albertine Oelke.  They emigrated to the United States, arriving here Sept; 30, 1866 , and settled on a farm in Edford township in this county, where they resided until April 2, 1894, when they retired from the active duties of farm life and made their home in this city.  Six children came to bless the union-four daughters and two sons, the latter preceding the father in death.  The daughters are, Augusta Carolina Hammann, Emilie Ottille Wiese, Emma Hulda Blan,, all residing in Edford township, and Louise Theresa Ruboke, now staying at home.  Besides the sorrowing widow and children above named, there survive a brother Fred Firch of Edford, and one sister, Mrs. George Hokenboeken of this city, also twelve granchildren.  Mr.. firch was a faithful member of the German Lutheran church since childhood.  He was a man of strict integrity and through his industry and frugality early acquired a competence.  He submitted to an operation at the Hammond City Hospital in Geneseo in May of the present year, and then it was ascertained by the surgeons that he was suffering from cancer of the bladder, and it was realized that his condition was such that neither medicine nor surgery could effect a cure.  His passing, nowever, on Sunday was unexpected and death was apparently due to heart failure. The funeral services were held Monday at 1 p.m. at the German Lutheran church, his pastor Rev. Chr. Bergen officiating.  The remains were interred in the church cemetery in Edford township.  Rev. A. C. Mennicke of the Edford church assisting in the service at the grave.
Concordia Lutheran Church  GODTEN info (Death/Burial)  (names at end were what was written on sheet??)     Firch, David  9-26-1909  buried  9-28-1909

 

Firch, Edward               4-21-1843  2-4-1880    4  136                      31y 4m 10d
B; 4/21/1843 D; 2/4/1880 s/o Michael Firch and Anna Zieroth h/o Margaretha Struss
Info from IRAD:  #545   Edward Firsch  Male  White  age: 31 (?) years  10 months  19 days   Farmer   Died: Feb 5, 1880  12 am Married  Nationality: Prussian      Where born
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  Place 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

Firch, Emma L.         1-7-1872   1-14-1957   6  4?  222
Emma Louise Miller B:1-7-1872  D:1-14-1957    Birth maybe 1-3-1872 per obit  W/o Henry M. Firch  d/o John Miller & Pauline Blank
GENESEO REPUBLIC JAN. 17, 1957
EMMA MCKAY DIES IN GENESEO
Mrs Emma L. McKay, 85 of Geneseo, died Monday evening Jan 14 in the Gradert Nursing home, Geneseo where she had resided for the last four years.  Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon Jan 17, in the Wright funeral home, Geneseo, the Rev. Steve Persa pastor of Geneseo Concordia Luteran church officiating. Burial was in St. John’s Lutheran cemetery, Edford township.  The former Emmal Miller was born January 3, 1872 in Edford township, a daughter of John and Pauline Blank Miller.  On February 6, 1890, she was married to Henry Firch in Edford.  He died April 9, 1945.  She was married to Elmer McKay March 24, 1947 at Princeton, Illinois.  He died in April 1950.  She was a member of Concordial Lutheran church and the Ladies Aid Society of the church.  Surviving are four sons, John C. of Geneseo, Ernest of Modesto California, Robert of Erie and Clarence of LaGrange, a brother Henry R. Miller of Geneseo, a sister, Mrs Ernest Stotmeister of Geneseo, 10 grandchildren  and  three great grandchildren.  Also preceding her in death were a son, two brothers and three sisters.

Firch, Emma M.    10-24-1877  1-26-1915   5   208
Emma Marie d/o Leopold & Christine (Spath) Firch

 

Firch, Ernst Reinhard     2-25-1894    8-28-1896   2  83
s/o F. J. & A.W. Firch

 

Firch, Everett J.          3-5-1981   5-18-1981      4   175
Everett Johann August B;3/5/1901 D;5/18/1981 s/of William Firch & Alwine Hopkey  SS#361-14-9200
EVERETT FIRCH
Funeral services for Everett J. Firch, 80, of Galva, formerly of Geneseo, were Wednesday, May 20, (1981) at Wright Funeral home, Geneseo with Rev. Jack Heino of Concordia Lutheran church officiating. Burial was in St. John's cemetery, Edford township.  Mr. Firch, a retired farmer, died Monday, May 18 in Galva, Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran church, Edford township.  He was born March 5, 1901 in Osco township, the son of William and Alvina Hopkey Firch. He lived in Henry county all his life. Mr. Firch, who was a member of St. John's Lutheran church, never married.  Survivors include a sister, Laura Firch of Geneseo. He was preceded in death by three brothers.   (Contributed by M. Neuleib, typed by Fama Prokup)

Firch, Franz C., marker says Franz Heinrich       11/18/1888 10/18/1892   2   102
Franz Carl Heinrich Born 11-7-1888 s/o David Firch & Ottilie Oelke  Birth might be 11-17-1885
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.

Firch, Fred J.        1-12-1861    1928    5    177
Fred Johann B; 1/12/1861 D; 1928 s/o Michael Firch & Anna Zieroth 2nd h/o Augusta Vetter   name is Frederich Johann

 

Firch, George W.        9-3-1897    11-26-1947   5      233
George William Albert B;9/3/1897  D;11/26/1947 s/o Wilhelm Firch & Alvine Hopkey Death Cert#0045680  h/o Pearl Wildermuth

Firch, Harold M.    10/16/1917 10/21/1917   4   154
Harold J. B:10-16-1917  D:10-21-1917 died as a infant s/o August Johann Firch & Therese Klemmer

 

Firch, Henry M.        1-25-1867    4-8-1945    6    221
Heinrich Michael B;1/25/1867 D;4/8/1945 s/o Leopold Firch & Chirstine Spath Death Cert#0013435  FIRCH HENRY  M/W  UNK  0013435 1945-04-08 HENRY GENESEO h/o Emma Miller

 

Firch, Infant daughter         5-5-1908      5-5-1908    
D/O Henry Firch & Emma Mueller

 

Firch, infant son of Henry & Emma        5/5/1906   5-5-1906     1   35
born and died 5/5/1906 s/o Henry Firch & Emma Mueller
Inscription: Our Darling!

Firch, John C.         5-15-1896  11-26-1972    6     239
Johann Claus Henry Firch s/o Henry Firch & Emma (Mueller) Miller h/o Signe Johnson SS#358-20-8735
Geneseo Republic Nov 30 1972; JOHN FIRCH DIES NOV. 26.  
John Claus Firch, 76, of 434 East Main Street, Geneseo, died Sunday morning, November 26 in Moline Lutheran hospital.  Funeral services were Tuesday afternoon, November 28, in St. John’s Lutheran church with the Rev. Alfred Schubkegel, pastor, officiating.  Mrs. Alfred Schubkegel was soloist and Mrs. Arlyn Helke, organist.  Pallbearers were Leland Holke, Loren and Kenneth Firch, Loren Schmoll, Ralph Miller and Fred Hopkey.  Burial was in the church cemetery.  Mr. Firch was born May 15, 1896 in Edford township, a son of Henry and Emma Miller Firch.  He was reared and received his education in Edford, where he was a retired farmer and had lived all his life.  On March 27, 1918, he married Signa Johnson in Rock Island.  He was a member of St. John’s church.  The widow survives with a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Telford of Rock Island; two grandsons; three great grandchildren and two brothers, Clarence of LaGrange and Robert of Ellenton, Fla.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, a grandson and a brother.

                                                         
Firch, Julian Lee & James Robert             5-28-1957    5-28-1957   6    212
Twin children of Warren & Betty (Raylots) Firch
Inscription: Sons of W J and B E Firch

Firch, Julius A.            5-31-1891    12-1-1971      8   300 
Julius August Friedrich s/o Julius Firch and Augusta Vetter h/o Clara Hamann SS#338-14-8087

 

Firch, Julius Carl           2-11-1858   10-3-1890    3    129
B; 2/11/1858 D; 10/3/1890 s/o Michael Firch Anna Zieroth  h/o Augusta Vetter  Info from IRAD: # 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. Johns
Geneseo Republic Oct. 31, 1890
Under Deaths
Oct. 3, Julius Fusch, of Geneseo age 37 years 4 mo and 11 days- Inflamation of the bowels.   (This should be Julius Firch)
Copy of Death Register page sent to Robin form the Illinois Regional Archives Depository.
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

Firch, Laura C.        1-14-1903   1/3/1993   9    328 
B; 1/14/1903  D; 5/17/1993  Laura Wilhelmina Christine d/o Wilhelm Firch & Alvina Happke SS#345-30-8558
Laura C. Firch
Laura C. Firch, 90, Geneseo, died Monday May 17, 1993 at Hillcrest Nursing Home, Geneseo.  Services are 11 a.m Thursday at St. John's Lutheran church, rural Geneseo, where she was a member.  Burial is in St. John's cemetery, rural Geneseo.  Visitation is 6 to 8 pm Wednesday at Wright Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore funeral homes, Geneseo.  Memorials made be made to the church or  Hillcrest Home patient activity fund.  Miss Firch was born January 14, 1903 Osco Township, Henry County, the daughter of William and Alvinia Hopkey Firch.    She had lived in Geneseo her entire life.  She was a housekeeper for several  prominent Geneseo citizens for many years.  Survivors include nieces Beulah Bork, and Evelyn Firch both of Alpha,  Dorothy Greenwood and Lois Nelson, both of Geneseo, and several great neices and great nephews.

Firch, Leopold      2-23-1874  12-27-1880   1  44
B; 2/23/1874 D; 12/27/1880 s/o David Firch & Ottilie Oelke

 

Firch, Leopold A.         10-17-1837    8-1-1893     2   103
s/o Michael Firch and Anna Maria  Zieroth

Firch, Margaretha, frau of Eduard, 32y 8m 5d                2-25-1877   4   137
B;????  D;2/25/1877 h/o Edward Firch Dates might be 3/30/1846-2/25/1879

 

Firch, Mathilde Fredricke                     2-14-1879    2-28-1879   4     148

Firch, Michael         10-17-1813    6-3-1871   1  10
Born 10-17-1813  Died 6-3-1871  h/o Anna
No record of death certificate at Henry County court house.
Name: Michael FIRCH
·  Given Name: Michael
·  Surname: Firch
·  Sex: M   ·  Birth: 17 Oct 1813 in , , West Prussia, Germany
·  Death: 3 Jun 1871 in Geneseo, Henry, Illinois, USA
·  Burial: St. John's Cemetary, Geneseo, , Illinois, USA
·  Change Date: 17 Jan 2005 at 02:04
·  Note: (Medical):Michael and Anna came to Illinois in 1867. Sons Leopold came in 1861 and David in 1865. Source: St. John's Church Records; Geneseo, IL
Marriage 1 Anna Maria ZIEROTH b: 15 Jul 1815 in Switchetov, Germany (Schwekatowa West Prussia),  Married: 1835 or 1836.

Firch, Ottilie          9-26-1849    1-14-1915   5   198
Ottilie Albertine  maiden; Oelke  w/o David Firch
Unknown paper of 1915
MRS. OTTILIE A. FIRCH
Mrs. Ottilie Albertine Oelke Firch, widow of the late David Firch, passed away at the home of eldest daughter, Mrs. Henry Hamann, in Edford township, Thursday, Jan. 14, 1915, following a short illness.  The deceased was born in West Prussia, Kreis Schwertz, Germany, on Sept. 26, 1849, and was aged 65 years, 3 months, and 15 days when the final summons came. She was married in her native country on August 16, 1867, to the late David Firch, who preceded her in death five years ago. They emigrated to the United States, arriving here Sept. 30, 1867, and settling on a farm in Edford township in this county, where they resided until April 2, 1894, when they retired from the active duties of farm life and made their home in Geneseo. Six children came to bless the union--four daughters and two sons, the latter preceded the mother in death. The daughters are, Augusta Caroline Hamann, Emilie Ottilie Wiese, of Edford township, Emma Hulda Blank, of Western township, and Louise Therese Furstenau, of Schribner, Neb.  Besides the daughters above named there survive a sister and brother in Germany, and a sister, Mrs. Chas Hamann, residing in Osco township, and thirteen grandchildren.  Mrs. Firch was confirmed in her native country and there joined the German Lutheran church and always was a faithful member of the same. She had been in ill health for only a short time and was bedfast only a few days at a time. She was taken to the home of her eldest daughter a few weeks ago where she was to get better care from the loving hands of her children. It was Thursday afternoon, that unexpectedly she suffered an attack of heart failure and never rallied from the effects of it.  The funeral servicaes were held Sunday at the home at 1 p.m. and at the German Lutheran church at 2 p.m., Rev. A. C. Mennicke officiating. The remains were interred in the church cemetery beside her husband.   (Contributed by M. Neuleib, typed by Fama Prokup)

Firch, Pearl         6-3-1903   10/30/1981   6   234
Pearl Lucille w/o George Wilhelm Albert Firch  B;6/3/1903  D;10/30/1981 maiden Wildermuth SS#320-32-6738
Unknown Paper
Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Firch, 78, Alpha, were held Monday, November 2 at St. John's Lutheran church, Geneseo.  Mrs. Firch died Friday, October 30 at Moline Public hospital.   Rev. Alfred Schubkegel, pastor of the church, officiated the service Burial was in St. John's cemetery. The former Pearl Wildermuth was born June 2, 1903 in Osco, the daughter of George and Maude Wachtel Wildermuth.  She was reared and attended schools in Osco but lived in Alpha for the past 34 years.  She married George Firch on March 15, 1922 in Cambridge.  He died in 1947  Mrs. Firch was a member of St. John's Lutheran church. Survivors include two daughter, Mrs. Beulah Bork of Alpha and Miss Evelyn Firch  of Iraklion, Crete, Greece, two grandsons, a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Specht, Geneseo and a brother, Roy Wildermuth of Geneseo.  She was preceded in death by a granddaughter.  (Contributed by M. Neuleib, typed by Fama Prokup)

Firch, Shelly Lynne        9-4-1965    10-1-1987  9  324
Shelly Lynne  maiden Sloan w/o Gary Firch D:10-15-1987 SS#349-62-6178
SHELLY FIRCH
Funeral services for Shelly Firch of rural Cambridge, who was fatally injured in a car-tractor accident Thursday afternoon, October 1, 1987, were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, October 5, in St. John's Lutheran church, Edford township in Henry country. Burial was in St. John's cemetery.  A memorial is being established in her name for her son, Jeffery. The former Shelly L. Sloan was born September, 4, 1965, in Moline, a daughter of Arkelle and Verna Carlson Sloan. She was reared and received her education in the Cambridge and Osco area, and graduated from Cambridge high school in 1983. On September 29, 1984, she married Gary Firch in Osco.  She had worked at the Osco Fireworks and recently had been employed as a nurse's aide at Hillcrest Home, near Geneseo.  She was a member of St. John's church and the Geneseo Christian Women's club.  Surviving are her husband, a son, Jeffrey, at home, her parents of Osco, two brothers Arlo Ray Sloan ob Cambridge, and Gary D. Sloan, Chicago, maternal grandparents, Ray and Dorothy Carlson, Orion, maternal great-grandparents, Fred Newman, Osco and paternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Gertrude and Ernest Columbia of Farmington.   (Contributed by M. Neuleib, typed by Fama Prokup)

Firch, Signa W.         12-26-1892  2-29-1988   6  240
maiden; Johnson w/o John Claus Firch  B;12-28-1892  D;2-29-1988  ss#326-50-6021
GENESEO REPUBLIC MARCH 4, 1988
SIGNE FIRCH
Signe W. Firch, 95, a resident of Friendship Manor Nursing Center, Rock Island and formerly of Geneseo, died Monday, February 29, 1988 at the nursing center. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, at St. John's Lutheran church, Edford Township. The Rev. Robert Woods will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ronald, Benhard, Elmer and Lee Johnson, Steven Telford and Dale Jones. Visitation will be 5-8 pm on Friday, March 4 at the Wright chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral home, Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the church. Signe Johnson was born December 28, 1892 in Geneseo, the daughter of Lewis and Christina Peterson Johnson. She married John C. Firch March 27, 1918 in Rock Island. He died November 26, 1972. Mrs. Firch was a member of the Willing Workers of the church. Survivors include a daughter, Helen Telford, Rock Island: two grandsons: five great-grandchildren: sisters, Anna Kemmis, Sarasota Florida, Nellie Johnson, Orion and Josephine Johnson, Geneseo. She was preceded in death by a daughter, grandson and three brothers.

Firch, Warren Julius        10-1-1927    2-27-1980   9   319
s/o Julius Firch & Clara Hamann H/O Betty Raylotz

 

Firch, Wayne A.              no stone    5    213
Wayne Edward B:10/10/1958  D:10/12/1958  s/o Warren & Betty (Raylotz) Firch

 

Firch, William David      2-23-1865  12-26-1930  7   278
Wilhelm D. Firch   [Death Cert#0370253] s/o Leopold Firch & Chirstine Spath h/o Augusta Rahn
Unknown Paper: William David Firch, aged 65 years passed away at his home 441 West Pearl Street, Friday evening, Dec. 26, 1930 following an illness of nerly two months. Mr. Firch was born Feb. 23, 1865 in Edford township and spent nearly all his life in Henry County. He followed the occupation of farming all his life. retiring and moving to Geneseo about 10 years ago. He was united in marriage Oct 1, 1889, to Miss Augusta Rahn who passed away in 1985. Mr. Firch married again this time to Miss Alvina hopkey of Edford the marriage taking place in Novembmer 1896. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Alvina Firch; four sons, Elmer of Geneseo, George of Osco, Herbert of Cody Wyoming and Everett of Geneseo; one daughter, Miss Laura Firch of Geneseo; four brothers, Herman of Owatonna Minn., Albert, John and Henry of Geneseo; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Hopkey of Edford and Mrs. Henry Schmoll of Owatonna Minn.; also four granddaughters. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home and at 2:30 from the St johns Lutheran church of Edford with the Rev. Carl Hilgendorf officiating. Burial was in St. John's cemetery. Pallbearers were; Loren Firch, Robert Firch, George Schmoll, Fred Hopkey, Earl Firch and Charles Hopkey. Those from out of town who attended the services were Herbert Firch of Cody Wyoming, Herman Firch of Owatonna, Rollen Rogtke of ......the res of the obit is missing.  (Note the date of marriage for his first marriage, it is different to what the St. John's Church records have 10-3-1889 and the Henry County marriage index of 10-31-1889).

Frank, August           can't read stone     ??    1   48

Freeman, Sarah Anne          4-12-1958    8-4-1968  8   311
Sarah Anne d/o Donald & Joyce (Kane) Freeman
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Sarah A. Freeman
Birth: Apr. 12, 1958  Sycamore DeKalb County Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 4, 1968 Geneseo Henry County Illinois, USA
Burial:Saint John's Lutheran Church Cemetery  Geneseo Henry County Illinois, USA 
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Record added: Mar 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66425865

Gehn, Adelina R.A. (Lena)      11-14-1872  9-18-1963   1  22
Regina Augusta  maiden; Kane d/o Frederick Kane & Caroline Klemmer  w/o Bernard Gehn
Dispatch 1962
Mrs. Adeline A. R. Gehn, 90, of 114 S. Spring St., Geneseo, died this morning in Hammond Henry Hospital where she had been a patient for 3 1/2 years.  Services will be at 1:30 Saturday afternoon in St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Edford Twp. The Rev. John Kessler, pastor will officiate. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery Edford Twp.  Friends may call Friday afternoon and evening at the Myers Funeral Home here.  The former, Adeline Kane was born Nov. 14, 1872, in Sanderdorf, Germany, the daughter of Fred and Caroline Kane. She attended schools in Germany and came to the United States when 19 years of age.  She was married to Bernhard Gehn April 14, 1898, in Edford Twp. He died July 15, 1936. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Edford Twp.  Survivors include one son, Elmer of Geneseo, four daughters, Mrs. Clara Miller, Mrs. Ella Aull and Mrs. Earl Storm, all of Geneseo, and Mrs.Vernon Johnson of Silvis, nine grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Augusta Dobrinske of Colona, and one brothers, August Kane of Geneseo. One, son, one daughter, two sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.  (Contributed by M. Neuleib, typed by Fama Prokup)

Gehn, Albertine Johanna       4-21-1855    9-19-1907   3  112
maiden; Firch  d/o Michael Firch & Anna Zieroth  w/o Fredrich Gehn
Gehn, Anna M.           5-5-1882      7-14-1970   6     225
Anna Marie Birth yr might be 1892  maiden Roth  w/o Johann (John C.)

 

Gehn Gehn, Bernhard G.        5-2-1873      7-15-1935   1   21
Bernard Gustav [Death date;7/15/1935  Death Cert#0030012] s/o Fredrich Gehn & Albertine Firch h/o Adeline Kane
Unknown Paper:
Bernard Gehn, a native of Edford township and a lifelong resident of that community, passed away at 7:35 a.m., Wednesday, July 15, 1936, at the age of 63 years, 2 months, and 13 days.  He had been ill two years of heart trouble.  Mrs. Gehn was born in Edford township, May 2, 1873, the son of Fred and Albertina Gehn.  He was reared and educated in that township and spent all his life there with the exception of fourteen years during which he lived in Western township, this county. On April 14, 1898, he was married to Miss Lena Kane in Edford.  His life occupation has been that of farming.  He was a member of St. John's Lutheran church of Edford township.  Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Lena Gehn, two sons, Clarence and Elmer, five daughters, Miss Ella, at home, Mrs. Clara Miller and Mrs. Minnie Storm of Edford, Mrs. Tracy Vandenberg and Mrs. Edna Johnson of Geneseo, two brother, August and John of Edford, a sister, Mrs. Mary Buechler who lives north of Geneseo, and four grandchildren.  One sister, preceded him in death.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the home and 2:00 o'clock at St. John's Lutheran church with Rev. Karl Hilgendorf officiating.  Burial will be in Edford  cemetery. (Church cemetery).  (Contributed by M. Neuleib, typed by Fama Prokup)

Gehn, Elmer Bernard        5-18-1914    4-13-1984  10   338
Inscription: Asleep in Jesus!
Elmer Bernard s/o Bernard Gehn and Adeline Kane h/o Alma VanVooren SS#481-10-2346
Republic of 1984
ELMER GEHN
Elmer B. Gehn, 69, of rural Geneseo, died Friday, April 13 at Hillcrest Nursing home, Geneseo   Funeral services were held Monday, April 16, at St. John's Lutheran church, Edford township. The Rev. Alfred Schubkegel, pastor, officiated with burial in St. John's cemetery.  Pallbearers were George Storm, Stanley Storm, Donald Shaw, Robert Blaser, Thomas Housenga, and Kurt Gehn. Memorials may be made to the family.  Mr. Gehn was born May 18, 1914, in Edford township, son of Bernard and Lena Kane Gehn, He was reared and received his education in Edford township.  He retired from farming and was formerly employed by the Illinois Highway Department.  Surviving are a daughter, Nancy Voigt of Cerritos, California, a son, Lyle of Port Byron, six grandchildren, three sisters, Clara Miller, and Minnie Storm, both of Geneseo and Edna Johnson of Silvis He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, two sisters and one brother.   (Contributed by M. Neuleib, typed by Fama Prokup)

Gehn, Fredrich Carl             4-11-1845    7-20-1905      3   107
h/o Albertina Firch
Geneseo Republic July 28, 1905
Friedrich Carl Gehn
Friedrich Carl Gehn was born at Gramlow, Mechlenburg-Streliz, Germany, April 11, 1845, and died at his home in Edford township after a long extended illness Thursday, July 20, 1905.  Deceased came to America in 1869, locating first in Coal Valley, ILL., where he lived until in 1875 when he moved to Edford township which continued his home during the remainder of his life.  He was married to Albertine Firch in 1874 to which union seven children were born, of whom five survive with the mother, two having passed away in infancy.  There also mourn Mr. Gehn’s death twelve grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Friday at St. John’s Lutheran church in Edford township which deceased was a member, his pastor, Rev. A. C. Mennicke officiating.

Gehn, Gary L.        2-5-1941      5-31-1981     10    345
Gary Lee s/o Elmer Gehn & Alma VanVooren  h/o Anda Stewart SS#361-32-5795

 

Gehn, John C.          9-30-1882    8-20-1959   6    226
John Christian Carl B;9/30/1882 D;8/20/1959 s/o Frederick Gehn & Albertine Firch  h/o Anna Roth 
Geneseo Republic Aug 27, 1959  JOHN CARL GEHN SUCCUMBS AT 76
John Carl C. Gehn, 76, of 438 East Main Street, Geneseo, a retired Geneseo farmer, died Thursday afternoon, August 20, in Hammond-Henry hospital, Geneseo, where he had been a patient for four weeks.  He was born September 30, 1882 in Edford township, to Fred and Albertina Firch Gehn.  He lived all his life in this area.  Moved to Geneseo 10 years ago and was employed at Midwest consolidated products.  On January 30, 1906, he was married to Anna Roth in St. John’s Lutheran church in Edford Township and was a member of the church.  Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Maury Chapman of Geneseo and Mrs. Wilbur Webb of Osco; a son Alvin of Geneseo; 10 grandchildren and a brother, August Gehn of Geneseo.  His parents; two sisters and a brother preceded him in death.  The funeral was held Sunday afternoon August 23 in St. John’s church with Kenneth Wessel officiating.  Mrs. Vernon Hollatz was vocalist and Chester Miller, organist.  Pallbearers were Ed and Robert Buechler, Clarence and Elmer Gehn and Raymond and Walter Kane.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

 

Gernant, Adam D.         8-23-1845  10-31-1919    3   132
Death Cert#0032788  J Adam D. Gernant  h/o Catherine Marie Frehls
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Adam David Gernant
Birth: Aug. 23, 1845 Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
Death: Sep. 31, 1919 Geneseo Henry County Illinois, USA
RIP Great Grandfather Adam. 
Inscription:Adam Gernant, Mary Gernant, Emma Gernant
Burial: Saint John's Lutheran Church Cemetery  Geneseo Henry County  Illinois, USA 
Created by: Gerald Gernant
Record added: Nov 29, 2010
find A Grave Memorial# 62295730

 

Gernant, Anna Margretha                       7/22/1875        Mar 1884   4   146
d/o J. Adam & Catherine (Frehls) Garnant age 8 yrs 9 mo 24 d
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Anna Margretha Garnant
Birth: Jul. 22, 1875
Death: Mar., 1884
Burial:Saint John's Lutheran Church Cemetery Geneseo Henry County Illinois, USA
Plot: Section 4, Plot 146 
Created by: Clark Magerkurth
Record added: Jun 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72203266

Gernant, C. Maria          4-15-1847    9-12-1887       3    133
maiden Firch or Frehls  Catherine Marie Frehls w/o J. Adam
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Maria Catherine "Mary" Frels Gernant
Birth: Apr. 15, 1847 Hampton Rock Island County Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 12, 1887 Geneseo Henry County Illinois, USA
Daughter of Henry Frels. 
Burial: Saint John's Lutheran Church Cemetery  Geneseo Henry County Illinois, USA 
Created by: Gerald Gernant
Record added: Jun 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71988649

Gernant, Emma  Sophia Maria          4-19-1860    8-24-1898    3  134
Emma Sophia Koch 2nd w/o J. Adam
Republic of Aug.26, 1898
Mrs. Adam Garnant died Wednesday evening, Aug. 24th, 1898, at her home on the Cough farm, west of this city, after a long and tedious illness.  She was attacked by rheumatism last winter and about five weeks ago it was followed by malarial fever, culminating in inflammation of the heart, from which death ensued.  Besides her husband, she leaves three children to mourn the death of a good mother.  Funeral services will be held at the Frame church, Edford, of which she was a faithful member, Saturday afternoon, leaving the house at 2 o'clock for the church.  
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Emma Maria Koch Gernant
Birth: 1860, USADeath: Aug. 24, 1898 Geneseo Henry County Illinois, USA
Burial: Saint John's Lutheran Church Cemetery  Geneseo Henry County USA 
Created by: Gerald Gernant
Record added: Mar 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67126687

Gernant, Emma Marie               4/19/1869       7/11/1875     4    145
d/o J. Adam & Catherine (Frehls) Garnant
Email from Garry Gernant:  Hi,  Another beautiful day so I made another trip to the cemetary to look for my great aunts grave. ( Margaret and Emma ). Thanks to the map you guys gave me , I walked right to it and I could read the " Margaret" on the stone and also " died in 1875 ". It also had an " Em" on the other side. Success, at last. Thanks for the help.  Garry
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Emma Marie Gernant
Birth: Apr. 19, 1869 Port Byron Rock Island County Illinois,  USA
Death: Jul. 11, 1875 Geneseo Henry County Illinois, USA
Died as a child.
Burial: Saint John's Lutheran Church Cemetery  Geneseo Henry County   Illinois, USA 
Created by: Gerald Gernant
Record added: Jul 30, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74169538

 

Gernant, George Charles        3-11-1875    2-3-1958    5    204
George Carl Gernant  h/o Paulina Erdmann
2/6/1858 Republlic
RETIED FARMER DIES AT GENESEO
George C. Gernant, 82, a retired farmer residing at 214 North Williams street, Geneseo, died Monday evening, February 3, in the Hammond-Henry hospital following a 10 week illness.  The funeral was held Thursday afternoon, February 6, at Myers funeral home and burial was in St. John's cemetery, Edford.  Mrs. Everett Gernant was organist and Mrs. Melvin Wiltamuth, soloist.  Pallbearers were, Maurice and Marvin Gernant, Darrell and Wayne Erdman, Harold Stenzel and Dale Neiswender.  He was born March 11, 1875, in Edford township, son of Adam and Marie Frels Gernant, and was reared in Edford township.  On April 27, 1899, he married Pauline Erdman in St. John's church, Edford.  Mrs. Gernant died February 19, 1910.  Mr. Gernant had resided in Geneseo the past 10 years.  Surviving are two sons, Elon Gernant of Garden City, Michigan Wilbur Gernant of Geneseo, a daughter, Mrs. Raymond VanDeViere of Geneseo, a brother, William Gernant of Geneseo and three sisters, Mrs. Henry Maeltzer of Geneseo, Mrs. Henry Stenzel of Moline, and Mrs. Lilliam Morgan of Winslow, Arizona.  Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by two sons, two brothers and five sisters.

 

Gernant, Leona A.           5-18-1896    5-25-1907   4  143
d/o J. Adams & Catherine but might be daughter of 2nd wife Emma  Birth yr might be 1876
GENESEO REPUBLIC MAY 31, 1907
Leona Gernant, young child of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Gernant living one and half miles west of Geneseo, died after an illness of one week with scarlet fever Saturday May, 25, 1907.  She was aged 11 years and one week.  Leona was a bright and happy child and beloved by a large circle of schoolmates and friends and a favorite in her own home circle.  Owing to the dangerous nature of the disease with which she was afflicted, the funeral was held Saturday in Edford cemetery where the remains were laid beside those of the mother who passed away Aug. 24, 1898.  Owing to the absence from home of Pastor Chr. Bergen the rites at the grave were administered by the deacons of the German Lutheran church of this city.  The following lines have been handed for the publication as a tribute to the departed one and a consolation to the home mourning her death.;
A home, once so happy, is lonely today;  For our dear loving Leona
With us could not stay;  Like soft sighing zephyrs;  The death angel came
And whispered “Weep not, Your loss is her gain” We know she’s at rest
Yet sad tears will start  For that father so lonely  Since God bid them part
But he too will join  When life’s path is trod  And in peace sleep beside them  Beneath the green sod  Let us strew his path with flowers   Keep the shadows from his brow   And the cares that gather round him   Change to brightest sunbeams now   For they cared for her in childhood  Smoothed each childish troubled brow   So in smiles and tears we bless them   For their kindness ever now.
Republic of June 3, 1907
LEONA GERNANT
Leona Gernant, youngest child of Mr. Adam Gernant living  one and one-half miles west of Geneseo, died after an illness of one week with scarlet fever Saturday, May 25, 1907.  She was aged 11 years and one week.  Leona was a bright and happy child and beloved by a large circle of schoolmates and friends, and a favorite in her own home circle.  Owing to the dangerous nature of the disease with which she was afflicted, the funeral was held Saturday in Edford cemetery where the remains were laid beside those of the mother who passed away Aug. 24, 1898.  owing to the absence from home of Pastor Chr. Bergen the rites at the grave were administered by the deacons of the German Luth church of this city.

Gernant, Margretha Anna        (Anna Margretha)   2/11/1867  7/22/1875
daughter of Adam D. Gernant and Maria Catrherine " Mary " Frels Gernant.
Email from Garry Gernant:  Hi,  Another beautiful day so I made another trip to the cemetary to look for my great aunts grave. ( Margaret and Emma ). Thanks to the map you guys gave me , I walked right to it and I could read the " Margaret" on the stone and also " died in 1875 ". It also had an " Em" on the other side. Success, at last. Thanks for the help.  Garry
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Birth: Feb. 11, 1867 Port Byron Rock Island County Illinois, USADeath: Jul. 22, 1875 Geneseo Henry County Illinois, USA
Died as a child. 
Burial:Saint John's Lutheran Church Cemetery  Geneseo Henry County   Illinois, USA 
Created by: Gerald Gernant
Record added: Jul 30, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74169596

 

Gernant, Pauline Anna      6-18-1878    2-19-1910     5   205
maiden Erdmann  w/o George Gernant
Republic 2/25/1910
MRS. PAULINA ANNA GERNANT
Mrs. Paulina Anna Gernant wife of Mr. George Gernant of Edford, passed away at her home on Saturday, February 19, 1910, at 9:30 A.M., death resulting from heart trouble and inflammation of the bowels.  The deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leopold Erdman and was born in Edford township, June 18, 1878.  July 28 of the same year, she was baptized by Rev. J. P. Guenther.  She was united in marriage to Mr. George E. Gernant on April 27, 1899, in Edford township.  This union was blessed with five children, all of whom, survive to mourn the loss of a faithful and beloved mother.  There are four boy's and one girl, the oldest being about ten years of age, the youngest just having entered the third year.  Besides the husband and children there remain five brothers and two sisters: George, Henry, William, Emil, and Ernest Erdman, all of Edford, Mrs. Ernest Meeske of Wyoming, Ill,, and Mrs. Bert Neiswender of Geneseo.  The deceased was a faithful member of St. John's German Evangelical Lutheran church of Edford.  By her friendly disposition she won the love and regard of all who knew her.  The funeral was held Tuesday at 2 p.m., at the church, Rev. A. C. Mennieke, officiating, and the burial was in the church cemetery.  The service, despite the severe cold weather, was largely attended.  Those present from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Frel of Hampton Bluff; Mrs. William Frels and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Frel of Hampton Bluffs; Fred Frels of Joslin; Mr. and Mrs. Erdnest Meeske of Wyoming; Mr. and Mrs. Rohrback of Orion.
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Pauline Anna "Lena" Erdman Gernant
Birth: Jun. 18, 1878 Geneseo Henry County Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 19, 1910 Geneseo Henry County Illinois, USA
Burial: Saint John's Lutheran Church Cemetery  Geneseo Henry County Illinois, USA 
Created by: Gerald Gernant
Record added: Dec 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62615589

Goetz, Anna D.        3-31-1914    4-12-1914   3   115
Anna Dorothy Vernelle  d/o Johann & Florence (Deem)  Goetz  Death date maybe 4-11-1914

 

Goetz, Roland G.          09/03/12  9/3/1912        3     117
s/o Johann & Florence (Deem)  Goetz

 

Gotthardt ?            unreadable      2    92

Gotthardt, Arthur Carl        10/11/1904 10/19/1904     1    34
Arthur Carl Friedrich  s/o Otto & Bertha (Mueller, Miller) Gotthardt

 

 

Gotthardt, Carl Frederick      4/13/1917  4/16/1917      3       118
Inscription:Infant Son of Wm & Maude Gotthardt
s/o William & Maude Gotthardt

Greene, Baby Girl     Died 1/8/1896
unk
Unk
Father: Edward Greene  Mother: Bessie  Cassandra Vista

 

Hamann, Anna W.       12-19-1859    3-8-1925    7    265
Anna Wilhelmina Death Cer#0370069 Maiden Oelke  w/o Charles Hamann    Birth may be 1858
Unknown Paper:
MRS. CHARLES P. HAMANN
Mrs. Anna Wilhelmina Hamann, widow of the late Charles P. Hamann, passed away at her home on North Center street, sunday, March 8, 1925, at 12:30 p.m., following a brief illness of three weeks. The husband's death occurred but a few monthe previous on October 11, 1924.  Anna Wilhelmina Schultz was born in Schwaskatowna, West Prussia, Germany, Dec. 19, 1858  She grew to young womanhood in her native town, and on October 20, 1872, was confirmed and has since been a devout and faithful member of the Lutheran church.  In the year 1876 she came to this country and became a member of the houselhold of her sister, Mrs. David Firch in Edford township. In the year 1879 she was married to Edward Firch, whose death five weeks later left her a widow. On October 22, 1885, she was married to Charles P. Hamann, and with him lived in Osco township. In the spring of 1921, Mr, and Mrs. Hamann retired from the farm and moved to this city.  Mrs. Hamann was a Christian woman who gave unstintingly to the care of her home, and was kindly and considerate in her intercourse with her many friends. There mourn her death four children, Frank, of Geneseo, Reinhold, of Osco township, Clara Firch of Edford township, and Reneta Leinemann, of DeSoto, Iows. There also mourn four grandchildren,Edward harlow and Francis Hamann and Lloyd Leinemann.  The funeral was held at Concordia Lutheran church Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Chr. Began officiating. The interment was in the family lot in St. John's cemetery in Edford township.   (Contributed by M. Neuleib, typed by Fama Prokup)

 

Robin,  I did find the death certificate of Anna Hamann her parents are Frank Schultz and Anna (Fenske) and she was buried at St. Johns Cemetery. If you have any other question, just let me know.
Sincerely,
Angie Palmer, Deputy County Clerk
Henry County Government
307 West Center St.
Cambridge, IL 61238

 

Hamann, Auguste C.   8-18-1868    8-6-1920   7    262
Augusta Caroline Firch Death Cert# 0030843 d/o David Firch & Ottilie Oelke w/o Heinrich (Henry) Hamann

Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 about Augusta Caroline Hamann
Name: Augusta Caroline Hamann
[Augusta Caroline Felch]
Birth Date:       18 Aug 1868
Birth Place:      Illinois
Death Date:      6 Aug 1920
Death Place:     Geneseo, Henry, Illinois
Burial Date:     8 Aug 1920
Cemetery Name:          St. Johns Cemetery
Death Age:       51
Occupation:     Housewife
Race:   White
Marital status: M
Gender:            Female
Residence:       Geneseo, Henry, Illinois
Father Name:   David Felch
Father Birth Place:       Germany
Mother Name: Otillie Melhe
Mother Birth Place:      Germany
Spouse Name: Henry Hamann
FHL Film Number:      1570225

 

Hamann, Carol Jane         12/21/1944      1/12/1945    4    155
Note: Daughter of Edward C. Hamann & D Dorothy Bergstrom
Death Cert#0003144  Twin sister of Caroline Jean Hamann
Dispatch of 1-12-1945
CAROL JANE HAMANN
Carol Jane Hamann, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Hamann, 825 Seventeenth avenue, Moline, died at 5:05 this morning in Lutheran hospital, where she was born on December 21, 1944. Surviving are the parents, a twin sister, Carlene Jean, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Bergstrom of Orion, and the paternal grandfather, Frank Hamann of Atlantic, Ia.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon in Esterdahl chapel, with the Rev. Carl Hilgendorf of Edford township, officiating.  Burial will be in Edford township (St. John Cem.)

 

Hamann, Charles  P.           2-12-1862     10-11-1924       7   264
HAMANN  CHARLES  P.  M/W  UNK  0370201 1924-10-11 HENRY GENESEO   h/o Anna Schultz Firch  s/o  Henry H. & Theresa Sieben Hamann
GENESEO REPUBLIC OCT. 17, 1924
CHARLES P. HAMANN
Charles P. Hamann, lifelong respected citizen of Geneseo and vicinity passed away at his home on North Center Street Saturday, Oct. 11, 1924, aged 62 years, 6 months and 29 days following a brief illness.  Mr. Hamann came to Geneseo with his parents when still a young lad.  His years have been devoted to right living industry and in kindliness to all who came within his sphere or in association with him.  In the home as a citizen or as a devoted member of his church he was ever the faithful and dependable soul, in brief and ideal citizen.  Charles P. Hamann was born in Springfield this state Feb. 12, 1862.  The following year his parents moved to Spring Hill and later to Geneseo.  Here he received his schooling and religious training and in Edford township was confirmed in St. John’s Lutheran church by Rev. Guenther.  In the year 1885 he was married to Mrs Anna Firch nee Schultz.  After a successful career on the farm he retired in 1921 and with his wife moved to Geneseo.  There survive with the widow, for children, Frank and Reinhold of Osco Township; Mrs. Clara Firch of Edford Township; and Mrs. Renatho Lienemann of De Soto Iowa.  Also three grandchildren, Edward Hamann, Lloyd Lienemann and Harlene Hamann.  There also mourn his mother, Mrs. Theresa Hamann; two brothers, Henry Hamann of Geneseo and Louis Hamann of Osco Township and a sister Mrs. Theresa Hornecker of Osco Township.  The funeral services were held at Concordia Lutheran church Tuesday at 2 p.m.  Rev. Chr. Bergren officiating.  The interment was in the St. John’s cemetery in Edford Township.

Hamann, Elsie (Klemmer)            7-21-1892  7/27/1972   5  210
Elsie Hamann
Mrs. Elsie Hamann, 80, formally of 528 North Meadow street, Geneseo, died Thursday evening, July 27, in Hillcrest Nursing home.  Funeral services were Monday afternoon, July 31, in Concordia Lutheran church with the Rev. Robert Kuhn, pastor, officiating.  Mrs. Everett Gernant was organist and Mrs. James Wisely, vocalist.  Pallbearers were Kenneth  and Loren Firch, John and Howard Klemmer, William Schultz and Leonard Hopkey.  Burial was in St. John's Lutheran church cemetery, Edford township.  The former Elsie Radel was born July 21, 1892, in Deerfield, Minnesota.  In 1912 she was married to Robert Klemmer in Minnesota.  He died in 1916.  In 1918 she was married to Frank Hamann in Geneseo.  Mrs. Hamann was a member of the Concordia Lutheran church and the Ladies League of the church.  She was a retired nurses aide.  Surviving are three sons, Sheldon Klemmer of Geneseo and Darrell Klemmer of Sea Side, Oregon and Francis Hamann of Greensboro, North Carolina, six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. George Ward of Owatonna, Minnesota.  Two grandsons, two sisters, and a brother also preceded her in death.   (Contributed by M. Neuleib, typed by Fama Prokup)

 

Hamann, Emma H.           11/17/1893      12/11/1918      7      272
Emma Hedwig Death Cert#0019517  maiden Schmidt   w/o Franz Carl Hamann

 

Hamann, Henry      4-16-1830    8-11-1907   5   189
h/o Theresa Sieben

 

Hamann, Henry (Heinrich)     6-7-1859      5-19-1930   7 263
B;6/7/1859  D; 5/19/1930 Death Cert#0370103  h/o Augusta Firch

 

Hamann, Theresa     2-1-1838    2-26-1925    5    190
Death Cert#0370043  Name is Tharrica maiden Sieben w/o Henrich (Henry b:1830) Hamann
Geneseo Republic 2-27-1925
Mrs. Theresa Hamann, widow of the late Henry Hamann, aged eighty-seven years, died this Thursday, February 16, 1925, at 9:30 a.m.  She has been living with her daughter, Mrs. Edw. Hornecker, where in her advancing years she had loving care.   Surviving are two sons, Henry Hamann, of Geneseo, and Louis Hamann of Osco township and a daughter, Mrs. Theresa Hornecker.    The funeral service will be conducted at St. John's Lutheran church in Edford following a brief service at the home at 1 p,.m. Saturday.  The interment will be in St. John's cemetery.    { Note she was a Sieben).
Geneseo Republic 3-6-1925
Theresa Hamann
Grandmother Theresa Hamann, oldest daughter of Joseph and Abeline Gable Sieben, was born in the village of Abenheim, Hesse, Darmstadt, Germany, near the historic city of Worms, Feb. 1, 1838, and passed to the promised inheritance with the saints in light on Thursday morning Feb. 26, 1925. Grandma Hamann by which name deceased is widely known attained the ripe age of 87 years and 26 days. She had been visibly failing for some time, but no one realized that this weary and footsore pilgrim was soon to complete the last lap of her journey through this vale of tears, till on Friday night , the 20th inst., when she suddenly became very ill, indicating to her children that she would nor be with them very long, and often reiteratinf that fervent wish; I long for home, the Bosom of my Father." The deceased spent the early part of her life in the neighborhood of her birthplace, attending the Christian day school of Evangelical Lutheran church, of which she was a baptized and confirmed member. She was conscientiously reared in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, and this careful and well-balanced training of mind and soul bore rich fruits, exhibited in unfeigned piety and her many acts of Christian love. She was ever a devout Christian who "loved the habitation of the Lord's house, and the place where His honor dwelleth." When 14 years of age the deceased came to America with her parents and the other members of the Sieben family. While the rest journeyed westward, she chose to remain in New York with her uncle and aunt. It was not long, however, till the sad news reached her that her mother had taken seriously ill and after three months that she had bid adieu to this present world, and to all her loved ones. Thus the deceased, too with all true Christians was asked to take upon herself the cross and bear is patiently. In the year 1858, on the 7th day of December, the deceased was joined in holy wedlock with Henry C. Hamann, who preceded her to his heavenly home in August 1907. The first part of their married life was spent in the city of Springfield, where her husband followed the trade of shoemaker. After that they lived at Spring Hill, Geneseo, till in 1872 they moved to Osco, township where the deceased spent the last days of her life alone, receiving and loving care at the hands of her daughter, Mrs. Ed. Hornecker, and family. She leaves to mourn her demise, two sons, Henry and Louis Hamann, one daughter, Theresa, the present Mrs. Ed. Hornecker. The oldest daughter departed this life when but 11 months old and the earthly remains of her son Charlie were laid to rest only a few months ago. Then there are 12 grandchildren; Frank, John, Walter and Reinhold Hamann, George and Earl Hornecker; Lilly, no Mrs. Bert Zabel, Lydia Hornecker, Tracy, now Mrs. Alfred Loesner, Clara, now Mrs. Jul. Firch, Renetta, now Mrs. Leinemann of DeSoto Iowa, Leona Hamann and six great-grandchildren. The six grandsons acted as pallbearers. The funeral was held on Saturday, Feb. 28th at 2 p.m. in the St. John's Lutheran church, Rev. Siegmund Thies officiating and administrating the last burial rites. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery of St. John's Lutheran church. "And we desire that everyone of you do show the same diligence to the full assurance of home unto the end. That ye be not slothful, but follower of them who through faith and patience inherit the promise." Hebr. 6, 11, 12.

Hanson, Lillie A.        1-14-1888    3-3-1976   8    303
w/o Martin Hanson

 

Hanson, Martin F.        5-8-1887     4-9-1957    8   302
h/o  Lillie A.   Swan Hanson & Ida Carlson

 

Helke, Carl       10-10-1883  6-19-1939      8   292
Death Cert#0000113  d/b 10/10/1885 son of Carl & Anna Helke h/o Louise Oelke
Geneseo Republic Unknown date;
DEATH SUMMONS GENESEO FARMER; CARL HELKE PASSES SUDDENLY AT FARM HOME SOUTHWEST OF GENESEO MONDAY; Carl Helke, farmer residing southwest of Geneseo, passed away suddenly at his home at 8 o’clock Monday afternoon.  Mr. Helke was taken ill suddenly and before a doctor could be summoned, passed away.   Mr. Helke was a native of LaCrosse Indiana, having been born there on October 10, 1885.  He was the son of Carl and Anna Helke.  He received his education in LaCrosse and came to Henry County as a young man.  Here he met and married Miss Louise Oelke on September 12, 1912.  Deceased had for more than twenty-five years been engaged in farming here and a number of years ago purchased the farm of his wife’s parents, which he now occupied.  He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran church.  He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, a son Willard Helke at home and a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Kunert of Orion; three brothers, John Helke of Stottard Wisconsin, Henry and Edmond Helke of LaCrosse Wisconsin; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Schauer and Mrs. Alvina Oelke of Lacrosse and Mrs. Emma Oelke of Geneseo.  Funeral services were held this Thursday afternoon at 1:15 at the home and at 2 o’clock at St. John’s church in Edford twp. Interment was in St John’s Cemetery.

 

Helke, Louise     1-26-1891    3-15-1965   8  293
Louise Emma Maiden Oelke w/o Carl Helke

 

Hock, Larry Lee Jr.   12/19/1973      12/27/1973     4    173
s/o Larry & Teresa (Freeman) Hock  birth might be 12/17/1973
Unknown Paper:  Graveside services for Larry Lee Hock, week old son of Mrs. and Mrs. Larry Hock, of RR 1, Coal Valley, will be at 1030 a.m. Saturday in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Edford Twp.  Visitation is today at the Fairman Mortuary. The infant died Thursday in St. Francis Hospital, Peoria. He was born in Geneseo.  In addition to his parents, survivors include his grandmother, Mrs. Roy DeFauw, Geneseo, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Hock, Coal Valley, and great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Hock, Colona.  (Contributed by M. Neuleib, typed by Fama Prokup)

Hock, Lloyd Marshall and Lolly Michelle       10-1-1975    10-1-1975      4     174
Inscription:Safe in the arms of Jesus!
Twins of Larry L & Theresa A
s/o & d/o Larry & Teresa (Freeman) Hock
10/9/1975 from Republic
Lloyd Marshall and Lolly Michelle Hock, twin son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hock, Coal Valley, died shortly after birth Wednesday, October 1, at the Hammond-Henry District hospital.  Graveside services were held Saturday morning, October 4, in Edford cemetery (St. John's cemetery.  Surviving are the parents, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Hock, Coal Valley, maternal grandmother, Mrs. Roy DeFauw, Geneseo, and great-grandmother, Mrs. Julia Hock, Colona

Hohenboken ?     Unknown  1 39

Hohenboken, Amelia   3-2-1873    5-14-1929     7    250
d/o Adam Gernant & Maria Frehls Death Cert#2480172  w/o Johann Hohenboken
Copied from Republic of 5/15/1929
Funeral services for Mrs. John Hohenboken, 56, who died in the Galesburg city hospital Monday evening, May 13, 1929 following an illness of three weeks will be held this Friday afternoon at the home of Carl Nelson near Orion at 1 o'clock and St. John's Lutheran church in Edford township at 2:30 o'clock.  The Rev. Carl Hilgendorf, pastor at the church will have charge of the services.  Music will be furnished by the Geneseo Male quartet, consisting of Will  and Charles Lieberknecht, Reuben Struthers and Stuart Ogden.  Pallbearers have been selected as follows: Louis Wiese, Claus Heeren, Leander Maeltzer, Arthur Raisner, Arthur Rahn and Ben Stotmeister.  Amelia Gernant Hohenboken was born in Edford township, March 2, 1973 the daughter of Adam and Marie Gernant.  She was confirmed the the Lutheran church and remained a faithful member until her death.  On December 12, 1899, she married in Geneseo township to John Hohenboken.  They took up residence on a farm in Colona township, where they engaged in the pursuit of agriculture together until his death three years ago.  Mrs. Hohenboken continued management of the farm until a year ago when she left to make her home in Galesburg.  Mrs. Hohenboken was a faithful in her church work devoted to the rearing of her children, and a large circle of friends will miss her.  Those who survive to mourn her death are: two sons, Vernon of Orion and Mahlon of Galesburg, two daughter, Mrs. Carl Nelson of Orion and Miss Mildred Hohenboken of Galesbug, three sisters, Mrs. Henry Maelizer of this city, Mrs. T. B. Morgan of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Mrs. Henry Stenzel of Moline and four brothers, Henry Gernant of this city,George of Edford, Will of Geneseo township, and Louis of Moline.  A sister Mrs. Will Stenzel preceded her in death.
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Amelia Gernant Hohenboken
Birth: Mar. 2, 1873 Geneseo Henry County Illinois, USA
Death: May 14, 1929 Geneseo Henry County Illinois, USA
Burial:Saint John's Lutheran Church Cemetery Geneseo Henry County  Illinois, USA 
Created by: Gerald Gernant
Record added: Jul 31, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74214639

 

Hohenboken, Bernice Maria      11-3-1900    8-22-1901    1    30
d/o John Hohenboken & Amelia Gernant

 

Hohenboken, John Fredrick      10-14-1876  7-15-1926    7   249
Johann Fredrick s/o George Hohenboken & Caroline Firch Death Cert#3810210  h/o Amelia Gernant

 

Hohenboken, Mahlon John      12-4-1903    9-9-1931    7    253
Mahlon Johann s/o John Hohenboken & Amelia Gernant Death Cert#3810296
9/11/1931 Republic
Mahlon Hohenboken, 27, a farmer living near Galesburg, died at the Moline City hospital at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday from an infection of the throat.  He had been ill 10 days and was taken to the hospital Monday night.  The young man was born near Orion, December 4, 1904, and had spent his entire life in the vicinity.  Surviving are two sisters, Mildred Hohenboken of Galesburg and Mrs. Carl Nelson of Orion and a brother, Vernon of Hillsdale.  Also his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hohenboke, Sr. of Geneseo. His parents Mr. and Mrs. John Hohenboken preceded him in death.  His father passed away about five years ago as the result of injuries received when he fell from a wagon, and his mother the former Amelia Gernant died two years ago.  Funeral services will be held this Friday afternoon at 2:30 at St. John's Lutheran church in Edford township.  Rev. C. Hilgendorf, officiating.  Interment will be in St. John's cemetery.

 

Holke, Infant        1898   1898     4     172

 

Holke, Theresa         4-17-1881   3-20-1888 death date maybe 3-23-1889      4     161
Therese Auguste B; 4/17/1881  D; 3/23/1889 death date might be 3/20/1888  d/o Julius & Auguste (Rahn) Holke

 

 

Holkey, Henry Julius          5-7-1883    1-20-1946    7   268
Heinrich Julius Holke Death Cert#00015189  Name spelled on Cert Holke  h/o Mabel Redmann

Unknown Paper:
 HENRY HOLKE, 62, DIES JANUARY 20; Funeral Services held in Concordia Church January 22; Henry Julius Holke, 62, of Geneseo, died Sunday morning January 20, in the Geneseo hospital of complications following a major operation. He had been ill fourteen days. Henry Julius Holke, a son of the late Julius and Augusta Rahn Holke, was born May 7, 1883 in Edford Twp. He was baptised in infancy and later recieved into communicant membership of St. JOhn's by the solem rite of confirmation. On Feb. 25, 1915 he was united in marriage to Mabelle Redmann who passed away Nov. 7, 1918. For the past 24 years he has made his home in Geneseo and was engaged as an automobile saleman. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, and infant brother and sister. Surviving are three brothers, Emil, Fred and Albert all of Geneseo, and a sister Mrs. Emma Stenzel of Moline. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon Jan. 22nd at  2:45 in the Concordia Lutheran Church with Rev. Carl Hilgendorf officiating. Pallbearers were; Roland holke, Leland Holke, Wilfred Holke, Kenneth Holke, Vernon Stenzel and Romayne Frels. Burial was in St. Johns Lutheran cemetery Edford township.

 

Holkey, Maybell E.     7-29-1886    11-7-1918    7   269
maiden Redmann Death Cert#0019506 Name on Cert. Is Holke  birth might be 7-24-1886 w/o Henry Holke
Republic 11-5-1918: Mrs. Mabel Elisabeth Holke wife of Henry Holke passed away at her home in Osco township Thursday November 7, 1918 at 5 p.m.  Mrs. Holke has been in ill health since a year ago last spring and became seriously ill about a week ago. Mrs. Holke was held in high esteem in the community which had been her home all her life, and there are many to mourn with the husband, parents and other relatives at her untimely passing. She was a member of the St John's Lutheran church of Edford township and was faithfull throughout the years to the teaching of her church. Mabel Elisabeth Holke was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Holke and was born in Osco township, July 29, 1896. She was baptized September 6th of the same year and attended  the schools of her community. In years 1909 and 1910 she recieved her instruction in the christian doctrine and pledged faithfullness to her lord on the day of her confirmation, March 20, 1910. She was married to Henry Holke February 25, 1915. There survive her the husband, also her parents living in Geneseo and four sisters as follows; Mrs. Paul Warnock of Geneseo, Mrs. Walter Fiedler of Osco township, Mrs. Benjamin Frels, and Miss Esther Redman both of Geneseo. Private funeral services were held at the home in Osco township Sunday afternoon, her pastor rev. A. C. Mennicke officiating. Burial took place at cemetery of St. John's Lutheran church in Edford township. The singers were Miss Ethel Myers, Mrs. Herman Raschke, R. J. Struthers and Clayton C. Fehr. the pallbearers were Henry Maeltzer, Carl Ohlert, Alfred Walther, Edw. Noonap, Albert Schernau and George N. Huggins. Poem follows on Obit.  Also on same page is the following; Miss Rose Wiese contributes the following poem in memory of her dear friend and schoolmate, Maybell E. Holke, who answered her Lod's call Nov. 7, 1918 and now peacefully sleeps at the Lutheran cemetery in Edford. Poem follows afterwards.  Also on same page is the card of Thanks; We are deeply gratefull to the friends who came to us with sympathy and assistance during the illness and at the passing of our loved one. We return heartfelt thanks to the donors of the floral tokens given for our loved one and to all who assisted at the last sad rites. Henry Holke, Emil Redman and family.

Hollatz, Wilhelmina A       9-26-1825    7-28-1892   3    125
maiden Dientz  w/o Jacob Hollatz

 

Hopkey, Adaline L.         9-6-1865   3-29-1925        7      245
B:9/6/1865 D;3/29/1925 Adaline Louise Elizabeth maiden Wolff  w/o Ferdinand Hopkey Death Cert#0370073 Name spelled Hopke
Info taken off Rootsweb:  Adaline (Ada) Louise Elizabeth2 Wolff (Martin Friedrich1) was born September 06, 1865 in Pilot Knob, Iron County, Missouri, and died March 29, 1925 in Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois. She married (1) Joseph Schneider August 25, 1882 in Ironton, Iron County, Missouri. He died Unknown. She married (2) Ferdinand R. Happke January 23, 1885.  By Jeanne Roller, 1118 N. 13th Street, Clinton, Iowa 52732, email:  larrol@clinton.net

 

Hopkey, Carl J.      2-7-1865    9-4-1937  DC states 9-4-1937     8     290 
Charles J. B;7/28/1865 D; 9/4/1937 s/o Johann Hopkey & Wilhelmina Dobrinski Death Cert#0000171  h/o Christina Firch
Republic of 9-10-1937
Carl J. Hopkey, lifelong resident of Edford township, passed away early Saturday morning, Sept. 4, 1937, after a lingering illness, at the age of 72 years, 1 month and 26 days.  Carl Julius Hopkey was born in Edford township, July 8, 1865, the son of John and Wilhelmina Hopkey.  He was reared and educated in that community and on Feb. 7,1895, was married to Miss Christine Firch, who survives.  The couple followed farming until a few years ago when he retired on account of failing health.  He was confirmed in St. John's Lutheran church of Edford and since that time has been a member of the congregation. Survivors besides the widow are three sons, Fred, Elmer, and Harvey, all at home, one brother, Ferdinand Hopkey of Geneseo, and one sister, Mrs. William Firch of Geneseo.  One son, Walter, died in infancy.  Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 at the home and at 2 o'clock at St. John's church with the Rev. Karl Hilgendorf officiating.  Singers were Mrs. Hilgendorf and Miss Arlene Neumann, with Mrs. Gilbert Johnson accompanying.  Pallbearers were Charles Hopkey, George Schmoll, Loren, Elmer, Earl, and John Firch.  Burial was in St. John's cemetery.

Hopkey, Christena          7-28-1872    4-5-1952       8      291
Christine maiden; Firch d/o Leopold Firch & Christine Spath w/o Carl Hopkey

 

Hopkey, Ferdinand R.      9-8-1860    11-4-1938   7   246
s/o John & Wilhelmina (Dobrinske) Hopkey  w/o Adeline Wolf
Taken off Rootsweb: son of Johann Happke and Wilhelmine Dubinsky. He was born September 08, 1860 in West Preußen, and died November 04, 1938 in Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois. By Jeanne Roller, 1118 N. 13th Street, Clinton, Iowa 52732, email : larrol@clinton.net
Moline Dispatch, Moline, Illinois 1938:
Ferdinand Hopkey
78, Passes Away
Lived in Geneseo Many Years; 5 Children, 11 Grandchildren Are Survivors
Ferdinand R. Hopkey, 78 year-old Geneseo resident, passed away at 8:50 Friday evening in his home at 115 N. Vail Street, after an illness of five years.  Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Myers Funeral Chapel at 1:30 and in St. John's Lutheran Church of Edford Township at 2 o'clock.  The Rev. H. J. Elling, pastor of the Concordia Lutheran Church of this city, and the Rev. Carl Hilgendorf of St. John's Lutheran Church officiated.  Pallbearers were Leslie Kleinau, Laurence Kleinau, Richard Kleinau, Leonard Hopkey, Charles Hopkey, and Robert Hopkey.  Burial was in St. John's Cemetery.  Ferdinand R. Hopkey was born in Germany, in 1860, son of John and Wilhelmina Dobrinske Hopkey.  He came to America while a young man.  On January 23, 1885, he married Miss Adeline Wolff in Geneseo.  They operated a farm in Edford Township for many years.  In 1923, Mr. and Mrs. Hopkey retired from farming and moved to Geneseo where he has lived ever since.  Mrs. Hopkey passed away in 1925.  Ferdinand R. Hopkey was born in Germany, in 1860, son of John and Wilhelmina Dobrinske Hopkey.  He came to America while a young man.  On January 23, 1885, he married Miss Adeline Wolff in Geneseo.  They operated a farm in Edford Township for many years.  In 1923, Mr. and Mrs. Hopkey retired from farming and moved to Geneseo where he has lived ever since.  Mrs. Hopkey passed away in 1925.  He is survived by two sons, Charles and George of Geneseo, and three daughters, Mrs. Amelia Kleinau, Mrs. Selma Mead, and Miss Minnie Hopkey, all of Geneseo.  One sister, Mrs. Alvina Firch of Geneseo, also survives.  There are eleven grandchildren.

 

 

Hopkey, Fred        10-26-1904  12-29-1975      6     238
Friedrich Heinrich Hopkey s/o Charles (Carl) J. Hopkey & Christine Firch SS#326-32-5296

 

Hopkey, Frederich Emil        12-5-1889   3-17-1890    
s/o  Ferdinand & Adeline (Wolff) Hopkey

 

Hoppke, Henry Johann     1-8-1888    12-4-1894    4   162
Heinrich Johann s/o Ferdinand R. Happke & Adaline Wolff

 

Hoppke, John            9-1-1820    11-2-1874    2    91
not sure if infant  Dates are 9/1/1820- 11/2/1874  h/o Wilhelmine Dubrinsky.
Johann Happke, born 1821 in WestPreußen; died circa 1874 in Edford Township, Henry County, Illinois.  Immigrated: January 21, 1861, New Orleans, Louisiana Military service: 1861 - 1863, Veteran of Civil War (Union), Co. E, 5 Mo Infantry Naturalized: 1868, Henry County, Illinois

Hoppke, Walter C.            9-2-1899    12-28-18??      1    28
Walter Carl Johann Hopkey (Walter Charles Johann)  Walter died an infant B;9-2-1899  D; 12-28-18??,  s/o Charles (Carl) J. Hopkey & Christine Firch

Hoppke, Wilhelmina D.              1828       1890       3    127
Wilhelmina Dubrinsky w/o John Hopkey

 

Hornecker, Edward       8-10-1870    5-24-1963      6      218
Edward Heinrich h/o Theresa Hamann

 

Hornecker, Theresa        11-5-1868    5-3-1940    6     219
Death Cert #0000121  birth may  11/5/1869 maiden Hamann  w/o Edward
Geneseo Republic May 10, 1940
MRS. ED. HORNECKER OSCO WOMAN, DIES; HOLD LAST RITES SUNDAY AT ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, EDFORD; Mrs. Ed. Hornecker, well known in Geneseo and Osco communities died Friday morning May 3, at 10 o'clock at her home in Osco after an illness of several months following a stroke. She was aged 70 years at the time of her death. Theresa Hamann Hornecker was born November 3, 1869 in Geneseo. She was the daughter of Henry and Theresa Hamann and was the last of the family to pass away. She was reared and educated in Edford township. She was married November 2, 1894 to Ed Hornecker at St. John's Lutheran church. The couple resided for many years on the farm in Osco township. They retired several years ago and moved to the village of Osco and where death occurred last Friday. Mrs. Hornecker was a devout member of St. John's Lutheran church of Edford. She was confirmed in the church and was a charter member of the Ladies Aid society. She was one of the six organizers of the society and her interest in the organization has continued through the many years. She leaves to mourn her death her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Lydia Johnson of near Osco; two sons, George of Osco and Earl residing near Osco; also three grandchildren, Gladys and Virgil Johnson and Shirley Hornecker. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 at the home in Osco and at 2 o'clock at St. John's Lutheran church in Edford, Rev. Carl Hilgendorf officiating. Musical numbers were presented by Mrs. Carl Hilgendorf and Mrs. Harold Lowe. Pallbearers were Julius Firch, Alfred Loenser, Reinhold Hamann, Walter and John Hamann and Bert Zabel. Honorary pallbears were the five remaining charter members of the Ladies Aid society, Mrs. Alta Radue, Mrs. Ida Magerkurth, Mrs. Irene Holke, Mrs. Pearl Schmoll and Mrs. Minnie Maeltzer. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery.
Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947
Name:Theresa Hornecker
[Theresa Hamann]
Birth Date:5 Nov 1868         Birth Place:Geneseo, Illinois
Death Date:3 May 1940       Death Place:Osco, Henry, Illinois
Burial Date:5 May 1940      Burial Place:Edford, Henry, Illinois 
Cemetery Name:St. Johns 
Death Age:71              Occupation:Housewife 
Race:White            Marital Status:M         Gender:Female
Residence:Osco, Henry, Ill 
Father Name:Henry Hamann 
Father Birth Place:Germany 
Mother Name:Theresa Sieben 
Mother Birth Place:Germany 
Spouse Name:Edward Hornecker 
FHL Film Number:1831997

Jermyn, Mathilda Louisa           10-5-1860    5-25-1934       7       280
Death Cert#0370113
1934 from Republic
Mrs. Mathilda Jermyn, 73, died at 5:40 last evening in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ernest Erdmann, of Edford township. She had been ill seven weeks following a stroke of apoplexy.  She was born in West Prussia, Germany, Oct. 5, 1860, and came to this country at the age of 24 years. She had lived in Colona and Edford townships since. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran church of Edford township.  Surviving are three sons, Fred Boehm of Edford, John Boehm of Western township and Frank Borhm of Munson township, five daughters, Mrs. Ida Smith of Carbon Cliff, Mrs. Grace Roesner of Western township, Mrs. Martha Erdmann of Edford township and Mrs. Lena Gustafson and Mrs. Ella Erdmann of Colona township, fourteen grandchildren and one brother, Julius Stanke of Geneseo.  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Monday afternoon in the Erdmann home in Edford township and at 2 in St. John's Lutheran church. The Rev. Carl Hilgendorf, pastor of the church, will conduct the service. Burial will be in St. John's cemetery in Edford township.   (Contributed by M. Neuleib, typed by Fama Prokup)

Johnson, Darlene Harriet               12/28/1931   1-27-1998
maiden:Franing B:Dec. 28, 1931 Rock Island Rock Island County Illinois D: Oct. 27, 1998 Geneseo Henry County Illinois.   w/o Charles Hammond  w/o Virgil Johnson:  born in Rock Island, Illinois  d/o Russell & Lillian Franing.  Married Charles Hammond on 9-15-1951
Taken off Find a grave website;
Darlene Harriet Franing Hammond
Birth: Dec. 28, 1931  Rock Island Rock Island County Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 27, 1998 Geneseo Henry County Illinois, USA
Darlene was born in Rock Island, Illinois and was the oldest child of Russell and Lillian Franing.  She married Charles Hammond on 15 Sep 1951 and they moved to Bettendorf, Iowa. She had two sons, Bruce Wayne, born
14 Dec 1953 and Brian Charles, born 4 Jun 1956.  Her husband Charles died 14 Apr 1961 and she moved to Davenport, Iowa. She remarried in 1968 to Virgil Johnson and moved to his family farm in Osco, Illinois. Upon Virgil's retirement they moved to a home in Geneseo, Illinois.  Burial:  Saint John's Lutheran Church Cemetery Geneseo Henry County Illinois, USA

Johnson, Harold M.         4-15-1898    5-7-1964      8     314
Harold Maurice  h/o Lydia Hornecker   SS#326-32-5368
Death Claims Harold Johnson
Harold M. Johnson, 66, route 1, Osco, died Thursday afternoon, May 7, in the Hammond Henry hospital afternoon after a lingering illness. Funeral services were Saturday afternoon May 9, in St John's Evangelical church, Edford township, Edford township with Rev. Jon Kessler, pastor officiating.  Dr. Robert Daniels was soloist and Marcia Bartz organist.  Pallbearers were William Pinks, Vernon Schmoll, Vernon Stenzel, Vernon Rahmus, Richard Frisk and Mahlon Love.  Burial was in St. John's  Cemetery.  Mr. Johnson was born February 15, 1898 in Edford Township the son of Swan and Mary Miller Johnson.  He attended Edford township schools and had been a resident of the Osco area his entire life.  He had farmed in the Osco area.  On April 14, 1925 he married Lydia Hornecker in Osco township.  Mr. Johnson was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church.  Surviving are his wife: one son, Virgil of Osco: one daughter, Mrs. Arthur Hintz of Bettendorf: two grandchildren: three sisters, Mrs. George Walther of Cedar Rapids Iowa, Mrs. Inez Krause of Chicago and Mrs. Albert Magerkurth of Cambridge.  One brother preceded him in death.

 

Johnson, Henry H.           10-29-1888    1-19-1909     5    195
Heinrich Herman Johnson  s/o Swan & Mary (Mueller or Miller ) Johnson

 

Johnson, Lydia Ida     12-4-1897   1-14-1988     8    315
Lydia Ida  maiden Hornecker  birth maybe 12/3/1897  w/o Harold Johnson d/o Edward & Theresa Hamann Hornecker  LYDIA I JOHNSON  04 Dec 1897  14 Jan 1988 (V)  61254 (Geneseo, Henry, IL) 326-50-5539 Illinois
GENESEO REPUBLIC JAN 22 1988
LYDIA JOHNSON
Funeral services for Lydia Ida Johnson, 90, Geneseo, were held Monday, January 18 at St. John’s Lutheran church, rural Geneseo.  The Rev. Robert Woods officiating with burial in St. John’s Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Donald Miller, John Neumann, Loren Schmoll, Clark Magerkurth, Warren Firch and Howard Hintz.  Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church of which she was a member.  Mr. Johnson died Thursday January 14, 1988 in the extended care unit of Hammond Henry hospital, Geneseo.  She was born December 4, 1897 in Osco Township, the daughter of Edward and Theresa Hamann Hornecker.  On April 14, 1925 she married Harold M. Johnson in Edford Township.  He died in 1964.  Mrs. Johnson was given an Outstanding Senior Citizen citation and honored at a 1985 banquet of Geneseo Veterans of Foreign Wars for her volunteering service.  She was a member of the Willing Workers and Ladies Aid of her church, a member of the former Osco Mothers of World War II and the V.F.W. Auxiliary.  She also served as a volunteer at the Geneseo Good Samaritan Nursing center until last year.  Survivors include a daughter Gladys Hintz, Bettendorf; a son, Virgil, rural Osco; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and a brother, Earl Hornecker, Geneseo.  Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by one brother.

 

Johnson, Mary T.           2-28-1868   2-13-1954        7      261
w/o Swan Johnson

 

Johnson, Swan        11/30/1860       7-28-1920      7     260
Death Cert#0027828  h/o Mary (Mueller) Miller

Johnson, Virgil H.       8/12/1927     7/24/2013
http://www.vandemorefuneralhome.com/obits/obituary.php?id=320778
Virgil H. Johnson, 85, of Geneseo passed away Wednesday July 24, 2013 at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Long Term Care, Geneseo.  Funeral service celebrating his life will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, July 29, 2013 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Edford Township.  Rev. Chris Bushre will officiate.  Burial will follow St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery where military honors will be accorded by the Don Cherry VFW Post # 5083.  Visitation for Virgil will be from 1 – 3 pm on Sunday at Vandemore Funeral Homes Ltd., Geneseo.  Memorials may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church and Aisle of Flags, Geneseo. Virgil was born August 12, 1927 in rural Geneseo to Harold and Lydia (Hornecker) Johnson.  He graduated from Geneseo High School in 1945.  He proudly served in the US Army Infantry during the Korean Conflict from November 1950 to Aug 1952.  He was awarded the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal with 2 bronze service stars, Combat Infantry Badge, as well as the United Nations Medal.  He was united in marriage to Darlene Hammond on May 18, 1968.  She preceded him in death in 1990.  Virgil married Patricia A. Cochran Miller September 25, 2004 at St. John’s Lutheran Church.  Virgil was a lifetime farmer in Osco Township until his retirement. Virgil was a lifetime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Edford Township where he had been Treasurer, Elder, and Chairman.  He belonged to many organizations including: Veterans of Foreign Wars, life member of Don Cherry Post # 5083 Geneseo, life member of Foreign War Veterans Association, National Association County Veterans Service Office, as well as a life member of Disabled American Veterans.  He has proudly held many position within the community including: Superintendent for Henry County Veterans Assistance from 1994 until 2013, State President for IL Association of County Veterans Assistance 1990- 2000,  member of the Committee to build 20th Century Veterans Monument on Henry County Courthouse lawn, President of Committee to build WW I & Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Geneseo city park, Director on the Committee to build Korean War Memorial in Springfield, IL, Post Commander Don Cherry VFW Post #5083, VFW 8th District Post Commander, Henry County Farm Bureau Township Director.  He was also a member of the Aisle of Flags Board. He is survived by his wife Patricia; sister: Gladys (Arthur) Hinz, Davenport, IA; niece: Barbara Strode, CA; nephew: David Hintz, TN;  3 step daughters: Melany Norris, TX, Monica (Mike) VanPaepeghem, ID, LaVon (Grady) Underwood, Cambridge, IL; 7 step grandchildren; and 11 step great grandchildren. He was preceded by his parents and first wife Darlene.

 

Jones, Elaine Emma Christine Firch & infant son      3-30-1919     3-27-1945      222 & 223
Elaine Emma Christine  maiden; Firch d/o Johannes Firch & Signe Johnson Death Cert#0009331 Her infant son is buried in same casket with her in her arms   infant was s/o Edmund Jones and Elaine Firch
Republic of 4/6/1945
Mrs. Elaine Firch Jones, 26, of 405 East Pearl street, Geneseo, and her infant son, died Tuesday March 27, in the Geneseo hospital. The infant died at birth in the morning and the mother died at 9 o'clock that evening.  Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at Myers chapel and at St. John's Lutheran church, Edford, the Rev. Carl Hilgendorf officiating. Miss Ione Hopkey sang, accompanied by Miss Lois Kane.  Pallbearers were Wayne Hollatz, Rich Hansen, Wilbur Hollatz, Kenneth Holke, Donald Lenser, and Leonar Hopkey. Burial was in St. John's cemetery.  Mrs. Jones was born March 20, 1919, in Edford township. She attended Geneseo schools, and was a member of St. John's Lutheran church, were she was confirmed and baptized.  She was married on November 29, 1941, in Edford to Edmond Jones, who survives with Mr. and Mrs. John C. Firch and one son, Dale Lee, her parents, one sister, Helen Firch, of Rock Island.

Jones, infant son            3-27-1945    3-27-1945     223
Jones, Infant Son B;3/27/1945 D;3/27/1945 son of Edmund Jones & Elaine Firch Buried in same casket as his mother
Republic of 4/6/1945
Mrs. Elaine Firch Jones, 26, of 405 East Pearl street, Geneseo, and her infant son, died Tuesday March 27, in the Geneseo hospital. The infant died at birth in the morning and the mother died at 9 o'clock that evening.  Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at Myers chapel and at St. John's Lutheran church, Edford, the Rev. Carl Hilgendorf officiating. Miss Ione Hopkey sang, accompanied by Miss Lois Kane.  Pallbearers were Wayne Hollatz, Rich Hansen, Wilbur Hollatz, Kenneth Holke, Donald Lenser, and Leonar Hopkey. Burial was in St. John's cemetery.  Mrs. Jones was born March 20, 1919, in Edford township. She attended Geneseo schools, and was a member of St. John's Lutheran church, were she was confirmed and baptized.  She was married on November 29, 1941, in Edford to Edmond Jones, who survives with Mr. and Mrs. John C. Firch and one son, Dale Lee, her parents, one sister, Helen Firch, of Rock Island.

Jorgensen, Edward J. Buz              8-6-1931    1-15-1997
Death date is Nov 15, 1997  SS#328-26-1412

 

Kane,  Amelia Auguste            5-2-1902    1-15-1993     9     326
AMELIA A KANE  02 May 1902 15 Jan 1993 61254 (Geneseo, Henry, IL) 345-50-5372 Illinois
maiden Neumann  w/o Raymond Kane SS#345-50-5372
Amelia "Millie" A. Kane, 90, of rural Geneseo, died Friday, January 15, 1993 at her home.  Funeral services for Mrs. Kane were held Monday, January 1 at St. John's Lutheran church, Geneseo with the Rev. Robert Woods, officiating. Burial was in St. John's cemetery, Geneseo. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran church.  Amelia Augusta Neumann was born May 2, 1902 in Edford township, Henry county, the daughter of Gustav and Anna (Menzenberg) Neumann. She married Raymond Kane on December 26, 1926 in Edford township. He died September 20, 1984.  Mrs. Kane was a member of the St. John's Lutheran church where she taught Sunday school for many years and was a member of Willing Workers Society.  She enjoyed rug-making and won many prizes at county fairs for her entries.   Preceding her in death were her husband, a son, Vernon, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a sister, Stella Hansen and four brother, Fred, Earl, Wallie and George Neumann.  Survivors include three daughters, sons-in-laws and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lois Hopkins, Silvis, Lucille and Monroe Kemerling, Kewanee, Joyce and Roy DeFauw, Geneseo and Sandy Kane, Geneseo, 19 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, sisters, brothers, brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Gladys and Albert Vandersnick, Rock Falls, Grace McMullen, St. Ansgar, Iowa, Mitchell and Budde Neumann, Geneseo and Laura Hinton, St. George, Utah.    (Contributed by M. Neuleib, typed by Fama Prokup)

 

Kane, Anna              6-2-1882    Feb 1973     6    232 
B; 6/2/1882  D Feb 1973 maiden; Raschke  w/o August Kane  SS#335-44-1247

 

Kane, August F.          2-2-1876     1-20-1967       1    23
August Frederick B;2/2/1876  D; 1/20/1967  h/o Meta Gehn
AUGUST KANE
August F. Kane, 90, of 407 West Exchange street, Geneseo, died Friday morning, January 20,(1967) in the Hammond-Henry hospital where he had been a patient the last 12 days.  Funeral services were Monday afternoon, January 23, in the Concordia Lutheran church with the Rev. Steve Persa, pastor, officiating. Mrs. Edwin Buechler was soloist and Mrs. Everett Gernant, organist.  Pallbearers were Edwin Buechler, Maurice and Arthur Kane, Allen Austin, Alvin Gehn and Merle Chrisop. Burial was in St. John's cemetery, Edford township.  Mr. Kane was born February 2, 1876, in West Prussia, Germany, the son of Frederick and Caroline Klemmer Kane. He cam to the United States 72 years ago and farmed in the area until he retired. He was also a retired carpenter.  On January 18, 1900, he married Meta Gehn, in Edford township. She died in May 1929. He married Anna Ristau, June 16, 1938, in Edford township and she died in June 5, 1942. Mr. Kane was a member of the Concordia Lutheran church.  Surviving are a son, Raymond and a daughter, Mrs. Viola Whalen, both of Geneseo, two step-daughters, Mrs. E. T. Winter of Lowell, Massachusetts and Mrs. Anne Lorenz of Geneseo, nine grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Augusta Dobrinske of Colona.  Two sons, a daughter, two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.   (Contributed by M. Neuleib, typed by Fama Prokup)

Kane, infant son       3-10-1915   3-10-1915     4  152
Stillborn son of August & Meta (Gehn) Kane

 

Kane, Karl G. (Charles)             5-8-1869    11-7-1952     6  231
Karl Guttliep B;5/8/1869  D:11/7/1952 s/o Frederick Kane & Caroline Klemmer  h/o Ottilie Raschke
KARL KANE
Karl Gutliep Kane, 83, of 212 East South street, Geneseo, died Friday afternoon, November 7, (1952) at the Hammond-Henry hospital after a lengthy illness.  Mr. Kane was born May 8, 1869, in Sandersdorf, Germany, the son of Frederick and Carolina Klemmer Kane. He was educated in Germany and served in the German reserve army before World War I with the Grenadier Regiment.  He cam to the United States in 1893, and to Geneseo in 1937. On February 6, 1901, he was married to Bertha Firch in Edford township, who died in 1910. He was married to Anna Raschke March 16, 1916, who survives. He was a member of Concordia Lutheran church.  Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Arthur and Maurice, a daughter, Elizabeth, two grandsons, and a brother, August Kane, all of Geneseo, three sisters, Mrs. Augusta Dobrinske, of Colona, Mrs. Lena Gehn of Geneseo and Mrs. Minnie Senske of Wonnsocka, South Dakota. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, a brother, and a daughter, Mabel.  Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, November 10, in the Concordia Lutheran church, the Rev. H. J. Elling officiating. Misses Mae Erdmand and Veryl Fredericksen sang with Mrs. Everett Gernant at the organ.  pallbearers were J. Clinton Snodgrass, Elmer Hopkey, George Furstenau, Alfred Loesner, Julius Firch and Henry Krinjob. Burial was in St. John's cemetery, Edford township.    (Contributed by M. Neuleib, typed by Fama Prokup)

Kane, Mabela A.         1-4-1923    2-15-1923        6       214
Mabela Wilhelmina Augusta Death Cert#0370037  d/o Karl & Ottilie (Raschke) Kane

 

Kane, Meta W.            6-28-1879   5-23-1929       1    24
Meta Wilhelmina maiden; Gehn  B;6/28/1879  D;5/23/1929 d/o Frederick Gehn & Albertina Firch Death Cert#0370109  w/o August Kane

 

Kane, Raymond           11-6-1900   9-30-1984      9     327
Raymond Frederick s/o August Kane & Meta Gehn   h/o Amelia Neumann  SS#338-28-4632
A life-long resident of Edford township, Raymond F. Kane, 83, died Sunday, September 30 in his home.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 3, in St. John's Lutheran church, Edford township, with the Rev. Alfred Schubkegel, pastor, officiating. Burial was in St. John's church cemetery.  Pallbearers were Don Freeman, Jim DeFauw, Joe DeFauw, Monroe Kemerling III, Jeral DeFauw and Lawrence Kane.  Mr. Kane was born November 6, 1900 in Colona, the son of August and Meta Gehn Kane. He was reared and educated in Edford township where he farmed for most of his life. on December 26, 1926, he married Amelia A. Neumann in Edford township.  He was a member of St. John's Lutheran church where he served as trustee and elder and held various other positions in the church over the years.  Survivors include his wife, three daughter, Mrs. Roy (Joyce) DeFauw of Edford township, Mrs. George (Lois) Hopkins of Silvis and Mrs. Monroe (Lucille) Kemerling of Kewanee, a son, Vernon, of Edford township, 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two brother, two sisters, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.   (Contributed by M. Neuleib, typed by Fama Prokup)

Kane, Vernon Frederick             12-27-1934    9-21-1989     9     321
d/o/d 9-22-1989  h/o Sandra Karstens s/o Raymond Kane & Amelia Neumann VERNON F KANE  27 Dec 1934 01 Jan 1990 (V) 61254 (Geneseo, Henry, IL) 337-32-2843 Illinois (note ss has death as 1-1-1990)
GENESEO REPUBLIC SEPTEMBER 29, 1989;VERNON KANE;  Vernon F. Kane, 54, of rural Geneseo, died Friday, September 22, 1989 at home.  Funeral services were held Monday September 25 at St. John's Lutheran church where he was a member.  Burial was in St. John's Lutheran cemetery.  Pallbearers were Joseph James and Thomas Fahrenkrug, Donald Freeman, James DeFauw and Monroe Kemerling.  Mr. Kane was born December 27, 1934 in Edford township, the son of Raymond and Amelia (Neumann) Kane.  He married Sandra Karstens December 17, 1966 in Geneseo.  Mr. Kane farmed all his life in Edford township.  He was a member of the church's Adult Fellowship group.  Survivors include the widow; sons, Lawrence, Karl, Justin and Clinton all at home; his mother, Geneseo; sisters, Lois Hopkins, Silvis, Lucille Kemerling, Kewaunee and Joyce Defauw, Geneseo.

Kane, Walter A.           5-11-1912   6-17-1963     8     316
Walter August B:5/11/1912 D; 6/17/1963 s/o August Kane & Meta Gehn  h/o Dorothy Adams  (maybe him; WALTER KANE  26 Oct 1911 Jul 1963 SS#337-03-3616)
WALTER A. KANE
Walter A. Kane, 51, of R.R. 3, Geneseo, died last night in his home after a brief illness.  Services will be at 2 Thursday afternoon in St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church, Edford Twp., with the Rev. John Kessler, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. John's cemetery. Friends may call tomorrow afternoon and evening at the Myers Funeral Home here.  He was born May 11, 1912 in Edford Twp., the son of August and Meta Kane. He attended Edford Twp. schools and had been a lifelong resident of that vicinity where he had farmed. He married Dorothy Adam, June 18, 1932, in Galesburg.  He was a former Edford Twp. road commissioner, a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and a trustee and assistant elder of the church.  Surviving are the widow, his father, three daughters, Mrs. Edward Jorgensen and Mrs. John Wildermuth, both of Cambridge, and Miss Mary Lee Kane, at home, five grandchildren, a brother, Raymond, and a sister Mrs. Viola Whalen, both of Geneseo. He was preceded in death by his mother, a brother, and a sister.   (Contributed by M. Neuleib, typed by Fama Prokup)

Keel, Albert Peter       3-3-1904    3-15-1904       1      32
s/o Miles Keel & Emma Firch

 

Keel, Edwin Howard      1-28-1901    8-10-1909    1    19
s/o Miles Keel & Emma Firch

Klawonn, Ivan W.      1-4-1922    2-25-1972       6     243
Ivan William  death date maybe 2-29-1972  IVAN KLAWONN  04 Jan 1922 Feb 1972 SS#329-12-8215
Geneseo Republic March 2, 1972
IVAN KLAWONN DIES AT AGE 50; Ivan W. Klawonn, 50, of route 1, Cambridge, died Friday afternoon, Feb 25, in Moline Lutheran hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were Tuesday afternoon, February 29, in St. John's Lutheran church, Edford Township, with Pastor Alfred Schubkegel officiating. Mrs. Alfred Schubkegel was soloist and Mrs. Arlyn Helke, organist. Honorary pallbearers were George Lundberg, Vernon Haars, Raymond Schultz, Everett Betcher, Donald Gustafson and Charles Swanson. Active pallbearers were Dwayne Wind, Donald Gelaude, Ronald Swanson, Paul Schmedt, George Pavel and Robert Gustafson. Military rites were conducted at St. John's church cemetery by members of Andover Post No. 465 American Legion. Mr. Klawonn was born January 4, 1922 in Sherrard, the son of William and Esther Anderson Klawonn. On January 26, 1946, he married Lavanna Stender in Rock Island. He retired in Geneseo and Orion before moving to Andover Township where he farmed and worked in the insurance business. Mr. Klawonn was a veteran of World War II, past commander of the Andover American Legion, active in the National Farmers Organization, and a member of St. John's church and married couples club of the church. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Gaylen at home, Merwin serving in the armed force at Ft. Gordon, Georgia, and Veryl of Des Moines, Iowa and two brothers, Mahlon of New London Missouri and Vernon of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. A sister preceded him in death.

Kleinau, Amelia         5-2-1891    4-28-1983    10    339
Amelia Emilie  maiden Hopkey  w/o Frank Kleinau SS#367-48-2332
Amelia Margaret Hopkey (Adaline (Ada) Louise Elizabeth2 Wolff, Martin Friedrich1) was born May 02, 1891 in Edford Township, Henry County, Illinois, and died April 28, 1983 in Reading Hills, Dale County, Michigan1. She married Frank Kleinau February 24, 1915 in Henry County, Illiniois. He died Unknown. More About Amelia Margaret Hopkey:Burial: Unknown, St. John's Cemetery, Edford, Illinois Social Security #: 367-48-2332.   This line being researched by Jeanne Roller, 1118 N. 13th Street, Clinton, Iowa 52732, email;  larrol@clinton.net
AMELIA KLEINAU
Amelia M. Kleinau, 91, of Reading, Michigan, formerly of Geneseo, died Thursday, April 28, (1983), at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Martin Barnhart, with whom she resided.  Funeral services were held Saturday, April 30 at St. John's Lutheran church, Edford township, with the Rev. Alfred Schubkegel, pastor, officiating. Burial was in St. John's church cemetery.  Pallbearers were Richard Kleinau, Leonard Hopkey, Dennis Kleinau, Leonard Wilderjuth, John Verplaetse and Melvin Johnson. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran church.  The former Amelia Hopkey was born May 2, 1891, in Edford township, a daughter of Ferdinand and Adeline Wolfe Hopkey. She attended schools in Edford township and the former German Church school there. On February 24, 1915, she married Frank Kleinau in Rock Island. He died in 1928.  She moved to Reading in 1956, She was a member of St. John's Lutheran church.  Surviving are two daughters, Ruby Barnhart and Mrs. George (Margaret) Verplaetse of Osco, two sons, Leslie and Lawrence, both of Geneseo, 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Minnie Johnson of Geneseo.   (Contributed by M. Neuleib, typed by Fama Prokup)

Klemmer, Robert August     3-27-1886   3-19-1918   5     209
Death Cert#0019150 Date of death shows 3-18-1918   h/o Elsie Radel
Republic of 3/22/1918
PASSING OF ROBERT KLEMMER
Robert Klemmer, a resident of Edford township, passed away at J. C. Hammond City Hospital, Monday, of this week following an illness with necrosis of the spine. Mr. Klemmer had been in failing health since last fall and for about six weeks had been receiving treatment at the hospital. Mr. Klemmer was born March 27, 1886, in Germany, and came to the vicinity of Colona with his parents when about six years old. Later the family moved to Edford township which has since been their home. Five years ago he married Miss Elsie Radel, of Owatonna, Minn. At the time of his death he was engaged in farming in Edford township.  Surviving are the widow, two sons, Sheldon and Darrel, also his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Klemmer, and brothers and sisters, Mrs. Albert Firch, Mrs. Gus Goetz, Mrs. Emil Belowski, of Geneseo, Mrs. John Firch of Long Grove, Minn., Herman, Charles, Hugo, Victor, Fred, and Bernice at home,  Funeral service was held at the home at 1:30 o'clock this Thursday afternoon, and at 2 o'clock at the Frame Church in Edford township, Rev. A. C. Mennicke officiating.   

Klewin, Paulina      7-25-1884    4-4-1924      3    114
Death Cert#0370096  maiden Pommerenke  w/o Wilhelm Klewin

Republic  8-11-1924
MRS. PAULINA AMELIA KLEWIN
Mrs. Paulina Amelia Klewin, a resident of this community for sixty years, passed away Friday, April 4, 1924 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles H. Hamann, on South Congress street.  Mrs. Klewin's useful and Christian career was long extended.  She being in her ninetyeith year at the time of her death.  She was born in Kowitz von Fuchel, Germany, July 15th, 1834.  Her parents were John and Charlotte Pomenanke and she was the youngest of a family of four children and the last survivor preceded her in death.  At the age of two years she was left motherless and thereafter had her home with an aunt.  She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church in her native land.  In November, 1856, she was united in marriage to John William Klewin and to this union were born ten children, five daughters and five sons.  Four of these died in infancy and one at the age of three years.  Those surviving are Julius, of Geneseo, Mrs. Anna Hamann, of Geneseo, Edward of Edford township, Pauline Hamann and August Erdmann.  There also survive twenty-one grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.  Mr. Klewin with her husband and children cam to America in the year 1864, coming directly to Edford township which continued the family home until the death of the husband on Oct. 22, 1915.  Mrs. Klewin then came to the home of her daughter, Pauline Hamann who cared for her until July 1918, since which time she resided with her daughter Anna Hamann.  The funeral was conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Edford township of which she was a charter member.  owing to the illness of the pastor Rev. C. C. Mennicke, the officiating clergyman, was Rev. Chr. Bergen, pastor of Concordia Lutheran of Geneseo.  The interment was in the church cemetery.

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Paulina Klewin
Birth:    Jul. 25, 1884
Death:   Apr. 4, 1924
Burial:Saint John's Lutheran Church Cemetery Geneseo Henry County Illinois, USA
Plot: Section 3, Plot 114
Created by: Clark Magerkurth
Record added: Jun 30, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72292951

 

Klewin, Wilhelm     7-3-1882    10-22-1915    3    113 
h/o Paulina Pommerenke

Republic Oct. 29, 1915
William John Klewin, for over forty years a respected resident of this community passed away at his home Friday, Oct. 22, 1915, aged 83 years, 3 months, and 19 days.  Deceased had been ill for about six weeks.  He was a man of estimable character and was known as  a citizen of integrity and of industry. Mr. Klewin was born at Rislach, Germany, July 3, 1832.  He attended the schools of that town and was there confirmed.  In the years 1857, he was married to Pauline Pomerinke.  Ten children were born to this union of whom five survive with the aged wife to mourn the passing of the husband and father.  The surviving children are, Julius Klewin, Mrs. Anna Hamann, Edward Klewin, Mrs. Pauline Hamann, Mrs. Augusta Erdman.  There also survive twenty-one grandchildren and two great grandchildren,  Mr. and Mrs. Kewin were also the foster parents of Mrs. William Conrad who home is in Moline and who mourns.  Mr. Klewin's passing as that of a father.   Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the German Lutheran church, Rev. Chr. Bergen officiating.  Mrs. Millie Carl and Mrs. Wm. Conrad, of Moline, and also Edward Barchnecht, of North Dakota, were present at the funeral.

 

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Wilhelm Klewin
Birth:      Jul. 3, 1882
Death:    Oct. 22, 1915
Burial:Saint John's Lutheran Church Cemetery Geneseo Henry County Illinois, USA
Plot: Section 3, Plot 113
Created by: Clark Magerkurth
Record added: Jun 30, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72292952

 

Koch, Anna Maria Christine               2-21-1821    1-1 or 20-1886       65y 3m 1d     2   51

Kohn,  (Kane)  Bertha L. nee Firch        9-27-1875   12-8-1910    5    206
Bertha Louise  maiden Firch d/o Leopold Firch & Christine Spath  w/o Karl G. (Kane) Kohn
This should be Mrs. Charles (Bertha)  KANE
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Bertha L Firch Kohn
Birth: Sep. 27, 1875
Death: Dec. 8, 1910
Burial:Saint John's Lutheran Church Cemetery Geneseo  Henry County Illinois, USA
Plot: Section 5, Plot 206 
Created by: Clark Magerkurth
Record added: Jun 30, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72292954
Geneseo Republic 12-9-1910
PASSING OF MRS. CHAS. KANE
Mrs. Bertha Kane, wife of Chas Kane, died at her home in Edford township, Thursday, December 8, 1910, at 2:30 a.m. following a long extended period of illness with tuberculosis.  Mrs. Kane has been a resident of Edford township her entire lifetime and was held in high esteem by many friends.  She is survived by a husband and an adopted son.  Bertha Firch was born in Edford township, September 27, 1875.  She was married to Charles Kane February 6, 1901.  Her life has been that of a Christian woman, her membership having been with St. John's Ev. Lutheran church of Edford since childhood.  The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon, the hours being 1 p.m. at the home and 2 p.m. at the St. John Ev. Lutheran church, her pastor Rev. A. Mennicke, officiating. 
Geneseo Republic 12-16-1910
MRS. CHARLES KANE
Mrs. Bertha Kane, wife of Charles Kane, died at her home in Edford township, Thursday, December 8, 1910, at 2:30 a.m. following a long extended period of illness with tuberculosis.  Mrs. Kane was a lifelong resident of Edford and was held in high esteem by a wide circle of friends.  She is survived by a husband and an adopted son.  Bertha Kane was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leopold Firch and was born in Edford township, September 27, 1875.  She was married to Chas. Kane, February 6, 1901. Her father preceded her in death 17 years ago and there survives to mourn her passing besides the sorrowing husband and adopted son, to whom she had been a loving mother, her mother, also five brothers and three sisters.  The brothers and sisters are: Mrs. Henry Scholl and Will Firch of Osco; Henry Firch of Edford; Herman Firch of Owatonna, Minn.; Albert Firch, Geneseo; Mrs. Chas. Hopkey of Edford; John Firch of Owatoanna, Minn., and Miss Emma Firch of Edford.  The life of the deceased was that of a Christian woman, her membership having been with St. John's Ev. Lutheran church of Edford.  The funeral was conducted at this church Saturday afternoon by her pastor Rev. A. Mennicke, and was largely attended.  (poem after obit was not typed) 

Kohnet, Welhemine          3-18-1830    4-3-1916    2    50

Kreienjob, Caroline        can't read       2-13-1851   3-12-1894   1    41

Krinjob, Alberta      (Infant Twin)       9-25-1918  9-26-1918    4    170
Child of Adolph Krinjob Found that she is buried at Morristown Cem not St. Johns
Robin, The deaths of Alberta & Albert Krinjob (they were twins born premature at 6months) they were buried at Morristown cem. I show that Agnes (Roesner) Krinjoh died June 14, 1931 and was buried in the Oakwood cem, but it shows that she was divorced from Adolph Krinjob. Adolph Krinjoh Jr died September 11, 1943, was buried in Morristown cem, but shows widowed on death certificate.  Adolph Henry Krinjob died June 10, 1925, but was buried in St Johns cem.  I hope this makes some sense, if you have any other questions feel free to contact me.   Sincerely,
Angie Palmer, Deputy County Clerk
Henry County Government
307 West Center St.
Cambridge, IL 61238
Taken off of Ancestry.com
Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947
Name:  Alberta Krinjob
Birth Date:  25 Sep 1918 Birth Place:  Illinois
Death Date:  26 Sep 1918
Death Place:  Geneseo, Henry, Illinois    Burial Date:  26 Sep 1918
Burial Place:  Morristown
Death Age:  0    Race:  White    Marital Status:  S    Gender:  Female
Father Name:  Adolph Krinjob Jr.     Father Birth Place:  Illinois
Mother Name:  Agnes Raisner    Mother Birth Place:  Germany
FHL Film Number:  1543998

 

Krinjob, Albert (Infant Twin)     9-25-1918  9-26-1918     2   104
Child of  Adolph Krinjob   Found that he is buried at Morristown not at St Johns
Robin, The deaths of Alberta & Albert Krinjob (they were twins born premature at 6months) they were buried at Morristown cem. I show that Agnes (Roesner) Krinjoh died June 14, 1931 and was buried in the Oakwood cem, but it shows that she was divorced from Adolph Krinjob. Adolph Krinjoh Jr died September 11, 1943, was buried in Morristown cem, but shows widowed on death certificate.  Adolph Henry Krinjob died June 10, 1925, but was buried in St Johns cem.  I hope this makes some sense, if you have any other questions feel free to contact me. Sincerely, 
Angie Palmer, Deputy County Clerk
Henry County Government
307 West Center St.
Cambridge, IL 61238
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Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947
Name:  Albert Krinjob
Birth Date:  25 Sep 1918     Birth Place:  Illinois
Death Date:  26 Sep 1918     Death Place:  Geneseo, Henry, Illinois
Burial Date:  26 Sep 1918
Burial Place:  Morristown
Death Age:  0
Race:  White        Marital Status:  S      Gender:  Male
Father Name:  Adolph Krinjob Jr.        Father Birth Place:  Illinois
Mother Name:  Agnes Raisner      Mother Birth Place:  Germany
FHL Film Number:  1543998

Krinjob, Adolph Henry       bk dif dates, see Lot page       12/14/1848 6/10/1925   5    178
Death Cert#0370136 Adolph Heinrich Krinjob  h/o Agness Roesner
Adolph Henry Krinjob, a son of the late Adolph and Amelia Loesner Krinjob, was born in Edford twp., July 7, 1872.  On July 27, 1889 he was united in marriage to Agnes Roesner.  He lived on a farm in Osco and Edford Twps. All his life.  He was called out of this life on Saturday morning Sept. 11 while a patient at the J.C. Hammond Hospital.  He was reached the age of 71 years, 2 months, and 4 days.  He is survived by a son Floyd of Osco Twp., a daughter, Mrs. Laura Sassen of Geneseo, a brother, Henry of Edford Twp., two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Peterson of Geneseo and Mrs. Lena Erdmann of Edford Twp., and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday Sept. 13.  Burial was on Morristown Cemetery.  (If I figured right he died in the year 1943…)

Krinjob, Amelia F.     2-10-1855    3-16-1930     5   179  
Death Cert#0370050  Amelia Frederika

 

Krinjob, Elmer Arthur  stone says  "infant"    9-15-1906    7-1-1910   2    62
Death date from Geneseo Republic paper 7/8/1910 page 12

 

Loenser, Adolph A.         8-28-1860 12-31-1941    5    202
Death Date 12-31-1941  Death Cert#0000263  h/o Wilhelmine Blank
Dispatch of 1/1/1942
Adolf A. Loenser, 81, died at 1:45 yesterday afternoon in his home on Stewart Street following a long illness.   Mr. Loenser was born, Aug.. 28, 1860, in West Prussia, Germany, a son of Michael and Wilhelmina Rahmus Loenser.  He came to America and to Henry county in 1866, where he took up farming in Edford township.  He retired from farming in 1919 and moved to Geneseo where he has since resided.  In 1884, he married Wilhelmina Blank who died in 1908.  He married Anna Oelke of Geneseo in December, 1918.  Mr. Loenser was a former member of St. John's Lutheran church in Edford township and at the time of his death was a member of Concordia Lutheran church in Geneseo.  Surviving are the widow, two sons, William Loenser and Alfred Lenser, both of Geneseo, three daughters, Mary Schernau of Osco, Ella Hammon of Osco and Miss Emmer Loenser of East Moline.  Also surviving are four step-sons, and two step-daughters.  The body was removed to Myers funeral home.  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Saturday afternoon in Myers chapel and at 2 in Concordia Luther an church.  The Rev. H. J. Elling, pastor, will officiate, and the burial will be in St. John's cemetery in Edford.

 

Loenser, Anna M.       2-2-1862      1-17-1951     8      305
Anna Mary Louise maiden name Blank  B:2/2/1862  D:1/17/1951 w/o Adolph A. Loenser

 

Loenser, Clarence Carl       3-18-1890    2-18-1908    5     201
s/o Adolph & Wilhelmine (Blank) Loenser

 

Loenser, dau of Alfred & Theresa      2-16-1931    2-16-1931     4     151
d/o Alfred Loenser & Theresa Hamann

 

Loenser, dau of Rose & William     11-21-1931    11-21-1931     4    153
dau of Rose Wiese & William Loenser

Loenser, Edward      3-6-1886    6-13-1886     2   105
Edward Johann  B:3-6-1886  D:6-13-1886  s/o Adolph & Wilhelmina (Blank) Loenser

Loenser, Emma L.         10-5-1891    10-15-1949      7   248
Death Cert#0042752 Emma Louise  mentally handicapped d/o Adolph & Wilhelmina (Blank) Loenser

 

Loenser, Laura A.     6-17-1902    11-30-1925    7  247
Laura Anna Dora  died of Tuberculosis @ Pine Knoll Sanitarium Davenport Iowa d/o Adolph & Wilhelmina (Blank) Loenser

Loenser, Michael Adolph    9-26-1824    2-6-1908
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)
Geneseo republic 2-14-1908
Michael Loenser
Michael Loenser died Thurday, Feb. 6, 1908 at the home of his son Adolph in Edford.  He was a highly esteemed citizen and had lived in that township since 1866 coming there from his native country, Germany.  Deceased was born Sept. 26, 1824, in Sresin, West Prussia, Germany.  He was married there in 1847, to Miss Wilhelmine Rehmuss and her death occurred the year after their arrival in Edford in 1867.  Of twelve children born to this union only two remain, Adolph and Mrs. Adolph Kreinjob who resided in Edford.  Mr. Loenser was married to Mrs. Wilhelmine Hoppke in 1876 and her death occurred in 1890.  A sister Mrs. Kohnert survives as do fourteen grandchildren.  Deceased was a faithful and devoted member of St. John’s Ev. Lutheran church of Edford  where the funeral was held Friday his pastor Rev. A.C. Mennicke officiating.

 

Loenser, Wilhelmine J.         11-9-1865    3-9-1908      5     203
Wilhelmine Justina  maiden Blank w/o Apolph Loenser  birth maybe 11-5-1865   d/o Gottlieub Blank & Charlotte Werner
GENESEO REPUBLIC MARCH 13, 1908
rs. Adolph Loenser died at her home in Edford township at one o'clock on Monday morning, March 9, 1908, after a lingering illness of pneumonia, typhoid fever developing a few days before  her death.  Mrs. Loenser was seriously ill at the time of the death of her son, Clarence on February 18th, and his untimely decease was a great shock to her.  Wilhelmine J. Blank was born at Breslin, West Prussia, Germany, November 9, 1865.  She came to this country with her parents in 1868. On March 15, 1885 she was united in marriage to Adolph Loenser of Edford and in that township they have since made their home.  Beside the sorrowing husband there survive six children, three having preceded their mother in death.  Those that now mourn the passing of a faithful and devoted mother are Mrs. Albert Schernau, of Western township; William, Emma, Alfred Ella and Laura at home.  Her mother Mrs. Werner of Carbon Cliff also survives as do two sisters and four brothers; Mrs. John Miller of Edford, Mrs. Oelke of Colona township, John and Fred Blank residing in Kansas, Louis Blank of Munson and Charles Blank of Edford.  The funeral was at 2 p.m. on Wednesday from the home to St. John's Ev. Lutheran church, the burial being in the church cemetery.  Rev. A.C. Mennicke officiated at the service.

 

Loenser, Wilhemina, infant      11-3-1890  can't read   4    171
Wilhelmina Emilie  d/o Adolph & Wilhelmina (Blank) Loenser
Geneseo Republic  Unknown Date
Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Loesner mourns the death of their little daughter, aged 15 (?) months

 

Maeltzer, Gust A.      8-30-1867 12-10-1965     7     267
Gustave Adolph  B;8-30-1867  D;12/10/1965  h/o Helena Firch

Maeltzer, Helena A.      9-4-1875    4-15-1929    7 266
Helena Anna maiden Firch d/o Edward Firch & Margaretha Strauss  w/o Gustave Maeltzer

Magerkurth, Albert H.     5-30-1900    6-9-1964    8   312
Albert Henry (Heinrich)  h/o Leona Johnson
Unknown Paper;
Albert Henry Magerkurth, 64, Cambridge farmer, died in his home Tuesday evening, June 9.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 12, in St. John's Lutheran church, Edford township, with the Rev. John Kessler in charge.  Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran cemetery.  Mrs. Magerkurth was born May 30, 1900, the son of Henry and Anna Ernst Magerkurth in Edford township.  He had lived all his life in the Osco and Cambridge area with the exception of 14 years in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he worked for Holland Furnace company.  Mrs. Magerkurth had been farming at the present home the past 23 years.  On June 28, 1923, he married Leona Johnson in Edford township.  He was a member of St. John's church and was a charter member of the Bethany Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Surviving are the widow, his mother in Geneseo, two sons, Merlin of Osco and Clark at home, three grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. George Hopkey of Geneseo and a brother, Walter of Milan.  His father and a brother preceded him in death.    (Contributed by M. Neuleib, typed by Fama Prokup)

Magerkurth, Anna M.        3-9-1871    7-22-1964   8   299
maiden Ernst B:3/9/1871  D;July 22, 1964  w/o Heinrich Magerkurth:  D/O J. George and Magdalena Holzinger Ernst, one of seven children. Married Henry J. Magerkurth 27 February 1894 in Geneseo Township in Henry County, Illinois & M/O four children: Ida L.
COPIED FROM DISPATCH
Mrs. Anna M. Magerkurth, 93, of 305 North Center street, Geneseo, died Wednesday, July 22, in the Hammond-Henry hospital after an extended illness of seven years.  She was born March 9, 1871, in Edford township, the daughter of George and Magdalena Holzinger Ernst.  She was reared and educated here.  On February 27, 1894, she married to Henry J. Magerkurth in Geneseo township.  He died August 5, 1946.  Mrs. Magerkurth was a member of the Concordia Lutheran church.  Surviving are one son, Walter of Milan, one daughter, Mrs. George Hopkey of Geneseo, eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and one brother, Fred Ernst of Geneseo.  Her husband, two sons, Edward and Albert, two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.  Friends may call Friday afternoon and evening at Myers funeral home, Memorials may be given to the The Lutheran Hour at the funeral home.  The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 25, in the Concordia Lutheran church with Rev. Steve Persa, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in St. John's church cemetery, Edford township.   (Contributed by M. Neuleib, typed by Fama Prokup)

Magerkurth, Edward G.      3-17-1906    4-2-1946     8    296 
Edward George h/o Clara Klavohn  s/o Henry Magerkurth & Anna Ernst
4/5/1946 Republic
E. G. Magerkurth Dies In Hospital
Funeral for Osco Farmer Will Be Friday: Was 40 Years Old
Edward G. Magaerkurth, 40, a resident of Osco township, died at 6:55 p.m., Tuesday, April 2nd, in Geneseo hospital following a major operation. He had been ill four days.  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Magerkurth at 305 North Center street, and at 2 UP.m. in St. John's Lutheran church, Edford township. Burial will be in St. John's cemetery. Rev. Carl Hilgendor will officiate. Myers funeral home is in charge.  Mr. Magerkurth, son of Henry and Anna Ernst Magerkurth, was born March 17th. 1906, in Osco township. He was reared and educated there and had farmed there his entire life. He married Clara Klawonn, Sept. 28th. 1933 in Rock Island.  Mr. Magerkurth was a past treasurer and deacon of St. John's Lutheran church and an active member. He was vice president of the Liebee school , Community club.  Survivors include the widow, one son, Irwin of Osco township, his parents, one sister, Mrs. Ida Hopkey of Geneseo, two brothers, Walter of Milan, and Albert of Cambridge.

Magerkurth, Hannah     1860-1943     1    11   
maiden Oltmann (Altman?) w/o Heinrich Magerkurth

Magerkurth, Henrich     1-16-1856   1-21-1898     1    8
Heinrich  h/o Hannah Altman
Republic of Jan, 28, 1898:  Mr. Henry Magerkurth, of Edford, died at his home Friday, Jan. 21st. 1898, of brain fever which was doubtless induced by an accident which a runaway team from which he received a spinal injury some years ago. He had been a sufferer from nervous troubles ever since the accident. Deceased leaves a wife, two sons and a daughter to mourn his untimely death. He was aged 45 years and was an industrious and fore handed farmer. funeral services were conducted at the frame church, Hickory Grove, last Sunday.    

Magerkurth, Henry J.     9-5-1868    8-5-1946    8    298
Henry John  B:9-5-1868 Clinton Iowa D: 8-5-1946 Davenport Iowa  h/o Anna Ernst Henry Magerkurth, Married Anna M. Ernst 27 February 1894 in Geneseo Township, Henry County, Illinois.

Magerkurth, Jean Anne     8-7-1934    7-24-2003  
SS#350-26-4743
Taken off Daily Dispatch website:
Jean A. Magerkurth, 68, of Cambridge died Thursday, July 24, 2003, at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo.   Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Geneseo. The Rev. Robert Woods will officiate. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery. Visitation is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services. Memorials may be made to the church.   The former Jean Cobert was born Aug. 7, 1934, in Moline, the daughter of Raymond and Anna Zora Cobert. She was educated in the Quad-Cities area and graduated from United Township High School, East Moline, in 1952.   Jean married Merwin Allison in 1954. Her marriage to Clark Magerkurth took place June 5, 1970, at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Geneseo.  Jean was employed at the Rock Island Telephone Co., by Federal Crop Insurance, Cambridge, and at the Henry County Farm Service Agency, Cambridge, until retiring.   She trained horses and gave riding lessons. She also had served as treasurer of the former Green River Wranglers, was a 4-H Leader in her earlier years, and had served as director of the Horse Barn at the Henry County Fair.   Her memberships include St. John's Lutheran Church and its Ladies' Aid. She enjoyed gardening, reading, and socializing. Her main interest was her ``grandchildren.''   Surviving are her husband, Clark, a daughter and son-in-law, Kelsey and Paul Talbott, and a son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Lisa Allison, all of Cambridge; grandchildren, Kiera and Kayla Talbott and Nikole Allison; and a sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Dwayne May, Lantana, Fla. Her parents, two brothers, and a granddaughter, Megan Allison, preceded her in death.  Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.stackhousemoore.com.

 

Magerkurth, Johann Friedrich Heinrich        2-22-1872    10-2-1877  2    73
B:2-22-1872  D;10-22-1877  5y 1m 11d  s/o August & Marie (Gernant) Magerkurth

 

Magerkurth, Leona H.      5-24-1903    1-19-1965    8    313
maiden Johnson  w/o Albert Magerkurth

Magerkurth, Wilhelm             27y 4m 2d       6-4-1875     10-6-1877       2    71
B:6-4-1875  D:10-6-1877  s/o August & Marie (Gernant) Magerkurth

McDaniel, Harry D.       5-6-1906     10-25-1980      10     347   
B:5-6-1906  D:10-25-1980  h/o Neoma Roesner  HARRY MCDANIEL  06 May 1906 Oct 1980 61254 (Geneseo, Henry, IL) SS#348-01-3502 Illinois
Harry D. McDaniel, 74, Geneseo, died Saturday, October 25, at his home.
Furneral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, October 27, at the Wright funeral Home, Geneseo.  Rev. Alfred Schubkegel of St. John's Lutheran Church, Geneseo officiated.  Burial was in Edford Township cemetery (it should be St. John Lutheran Cemetery).  Pallbearers for the service were Darrell Erdmann, Stanley Erdman, Jim Kurtenbauch, Virgil Boehm, Russell Carleen and Richard Metsier.  Memorial fund has been established.  Mr. McDaniel was born May 6, 1906, in Elmwood, the son of Bruco and Catherine McDaniel.  He attended Orion Schools.  On September 24, 1941, he married to Neoma Roesner in Edford township.  He was a retired salesman.  The couple had resided in Geneseo for eight years.  He is survived by his wife, a sister, Mrs. Leah Lyons of Omaha, Nebraska, and a brotjher, David, of Joliet.  He was preceded in deathe by four brothers and parents. 
According to St. John Lutheran church of Edford witnesses for their wedding was Elsie and Lois Hilgendorf.

McDaniel, Neoma      2-24-1920    1-21-2005     10    346
B:2-24-1920  D:1-21-2005  maiden Roesner  w/o Harry McDaniel  NEOMA J MCDANIEL  24 Feb 1920 21 Jan 2005 (V) 61254 (Geneseo, Henry, IL)SS#351-22-4112 Illinois
Taken off Daily Dispatch website: 
Neoma J. McDaniel, 84, of Geneseo, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at Hillcrest Home, Geneseo.   Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Wright Chapel, Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, Geneseo. Visitation is one hour prior to the services at Wright Chapel. Burial is in St. John's Church Cemetery, rural Geneseo. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, Edford Township, Henry County, where she was a member.   Neoma Roesner was born Feb. 24, 1920, in Orion, the daughter of Edward and Grace Boehm Roesner. She graduated from Orion High School. Neoma married Harry D. McDaniel Sept. 24, 1941, in St. John's Church parsonage. He died Oct. 25, 1980.  Survivors include cousins, nieces and nephews and special friends, Russel and Heidi Owen, Geneseo.

Mennicke, son of August & Theresa         2-10-1895       4    150
s/o August & Theresa Mennicke

 

Millark, Willie Walter      1-5-1889    2-4-1907     3     109

Miller, Anna          1    46

Miller, Anna H. W. can't read stone        may be 7-30-1872  7-16-1893     1    26

Miller, Arthur E.       8-15-1894   4-11-1959      6     227
Arthur E. Elmer B; 8/15/1894 D; 4/11/1959
Unknown Paper;
Arthur E. Miller, 64, of 114 South Spring street, Geneseo, died Thursday morning, April 9, in Mercy hospital, Davenport, where he had been a patient since April 1.  Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, April 11, in St. John's Lutheran church with the Rev. Kenneth Wessel officiating.  Mrs. Vernon Hollatz was soloist with Mrs. Lois Hopkins at the organ.  Pallbearers were Marvin Yahnke, Virgil Schuetzler, Rodger Miller, George Storm, Bernard E. Johnson, and Gary Gehn.  Burial was in the church cemetery.  He was born August 15, 1894, in Edford township, son of Leopold and Wilhelmina Parpart Miller.  Mr. Miller attended school in Edford and farmed there until 1940, when he moved to Geneseo.  On January 22, 1919, he married Clara L. Gehn in Rock Island.  He was a member of St. John's church and was active in church business affairs.  Surviving are his wife, a son, Chester of Osco, a grandson, a sister, Mrs. Ida Yahnke, of Geneseo and four brothers, Rudolph, Henry, Herbert, and Harvey, all of Geneseo.  His parents and two sister preceded him in death.  (Contributed by M. Neuleib, typed by Fama Prokup)

 

Miller, Carl G.          8-16-1908    9-7-1845      5    193

Miller, Clara L.         3-16-1899     6-9-1986   6    228
Clara Lenora  maiden Gehn  B;3-16-1899  D; 6/9/1986 d/o Bernard Gehn & Adeline Kane CLARA MILLER  16 Mar 1899 Jun 1986 61254 (Geneseo, Henry, IL)SS#325-42-7229 Illinois
Republic of 1986
CLARA MILLER
Clara L. Miller, 87, of Geneseo, died Monday, June 9, 1986 at Hillcrest Nursing Home in rural Geneseo.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 11 at Concordia Lutheran church, Geneseo, with the Rev. Jack Heino, officiating. Burial was in St. John's cemetery, Edford township.  Pallbearers were Bernhard Johnson, George Storm, Stanley, Kurt Gehn, Wayne Gradert and Roger Miller. Memorials may be made to the Concordia Lutheran church of which she was a member.  The former Clara Gehn, was born March 16, 1899 in Western township, the daughter of Bernhard and Adeline Kane Gehn. She married Arthur Miller, January 22, 1919, in Rock Island. He died April 11, 1959. She was a member of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League.  Surviving are a grandson, Ronald Miller of Geneseo, three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Minnie Storm of Geneseo.  Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a son.   (Contributed by M. Neuleib, typed by Fama Prokup)

Miller, Henrietta G.           5-10-1847    11-10-1922       5     194
Henrietta Carolina  Death Cert#0370235  maiden Braun  w/o Carl Miller

Miller, John William        4-23-1843    1-28-1927    5    180
Death Cert#0370027  MILLER  JOHN  WILLIAMS  M/W  UNK  0370027 1927-01-28 HENRY   EDFORD TWP   married Pauline Blank on 8-14-1867
Geneseo Republic 2-4-1927; FUNERAL OF JOHN W. MILLER HELD SUNDAY LAST IN EDFORD TWP; DECEASED WAS LAST CHARTER MEMBER OF ST JOHNS CHURCH OF EDFORD; Funeral services for John William Miller of Edford township who died January 28, 1927 were held last Sunday afternoon at St. Johns Evangelical Church in Edford. Rev. Carl Hilgendorf officiated. John William Miller was born April 23, 1843. In West Prussia Germany and died January 28, 1927 at the age of 83 years 9 months and 6 days. At the age of 14 years he was confirmed in the Lutheran faith and has always been a faithfull member since. He was the only charter member left of the St. Johns Lutheran Church of Edford. To this union were born ten children. Two preceded their father in death in infancy. He leaves to mourn his departure his aged widow and three sons and five daughters---Herman A., Emma Firch, Pauline Heeren of Geneseo Township; William J. and Henry R. of Edford Township; Minnie HOlke and Martha Stotmeister of Colona; Eva Walther of Osco Township; nineteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. The funeral was held from his home Sunday January 30, 1927 at 2 p.m. and at St Johns Lutheran church at 2:15 o'clock. Rev. C. Hilgendoff officiated. Interment was in the Lutheran Cemetery. May he rest in peace. Six grandsons, Harry, Walter and Earl Miller, John Firch, Raymond Heeren and Rolland Holke acted as pallbearers.

 

Miller, Paulina A.       12-5-1847    11-5-1930      5      181
Paulina Augusta  maiden Blank Death Cert#0370224   w/o John Miller

 

Neumann, Mitchell J.         9-1-1913    2-20-2000
MITCHELL J NEUMANN  01 Sep 1913 20 Feb 2000 (V) 61254 (Geneseo, Henry, IL)SS#333-10-7596 Illinois
Taken off Daily Dispatch website;
Mitchell J. Neumann, 86, rural Geneseo, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at home.  Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Myers Chapel, Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, Geneseo. The Rev. Robert Woods will officiate. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Edford Township, Henry County. Visitation is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Myers Chapel. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church.  Mr. Neumann was born Sept. 1, 1913, in Edford Township, the son of Gustave Carl and Ana Matilda Menzenberg Neumann. He was educated in the Geneseo area and graduated from Geneseo High School in 1931. He attended Iowa State University in Ames. He married Berthella Nielsen Dec. 16, 1939, in Des Moines. Mr. Neumann farmed on the family farm all of his working life. He was an active member of the NFO for many years.  Survivors include his wife, Berthella; daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Lester Hallquist, Dixon, Ill., Marcia Elder, Des Moines, and Michelle and Robert Dale, Colona; sons and a daughter-in-law, Henry Neumann, Beebe, Ark., and Robert and Nancy Neumann, Peoria, Ill.; a son-in-law, Melvin Kenyon, Lebanon, Ind.; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Gladys Vandersnick, Rock Falls, and Grace McMullen, St. Agar, Iowa. His daughter, Marieanne Kenyon; a son, Paul; three brothers; and two sisters preceded him in death.

 

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Oelke, John H.     8-1-1885  10-28-1963    8     304
Johann Heinrich B:8-1-1885 D:10-28-1963  s/o William Oelke & Anna Mary (Blank)   JOHN OELKE  01 Aug 1885 Oct 1963 (Illinois) SS#318-24-7994 Illinois

Oelke, William E. (Wilhelm)    2-18-1884 11-30-1905    3    108
B;2-18-1858  D:11-30-1905  h/o  Anna Blank
GENESEO REPUBLIC DECEMBER 8, 1905
Coroner F. H. McArthur was called to the Schehl House Thursday night by the word that a man known as William Oelke had been found dead in bed in one of the rooms of the hotel.  The man had come to the hotel on the previous evening and remained over night.  In the morning he paid his bill and went away returning at noon and asking that he be given the same room which he had occupied the night before.  He informed the landlord, Jacob Schehl, that he was sick and requested that Dr. W. F. Spencer be called.  After the physician went away Mr Schehl adminitered the medicine left by Dr. Spencer every hour.  At nine o'clock Mr Schehl says the sick man was apparently comfortable but when he returned at ten o'clock the men was dead.  Dr. Spencer being out of town Mr.. Schehl called Dr. C.S. Young and notified Coroner McArthur and Undertaker F.C. Zimmerman.  On Friday a coroner's jury composed of Hiram Crossley, A.O. Casteel, L. C. Rader, Lon Lambertson, John J. Hoizinger and  Phineas Morrow held an inquest and after listening to the testimony of Dr. Spencer and Young, Meers.   Jacob Schehl and Julius Ristau rendered a verdict to the effect that William Oelke had come to his death from natural causes.  Deceased according to the testimony of Julius Ristau, was aged about fifty two years, was a native of Schwetz in West Prussia, Germany, and for many years was a farmer living near Warner station.  He leaves a wife and six children from whom he parted about three months ago.  The body was taken to his late home  and funeral services  held Sunday with interment in the Edford Cemetery.
Oelke, William H. (Wilhelm)     4-7-1881    3-26-1895    1    15
William Heinrick B:4-7-1882 (?) D:3-26-1895  s/o William Oelke & Anna Mary Blank

 

Pobanz, Martin       1835-1876     2     79
(D:6-26-1876?)
Hi. My mother's maiden name was Pobanz. Her father was John Otto Pobanz, his father was Ed and his father Martin. Martin is buried in Lutheran churchyard cemetery in Edford. He came to US with a wife and Edward was a small child. Ed was married in Geneseo 1883 to a Emma Martin. My Email is BJShowen@worldnet.att.net and I would be so happy to hear from you.

Rahmus, Fred C.     2-13-1879   6-11-1953     8     285
Friedrich Christian  h/o Hulda
Republic of June 18, 1953
FRED RAHMUS
Fred Rahmus, 74, Geneseo trucker and retired farmer, died Thursday afternoon, June 11, at the Hammond-Henry district hospital, Geneseo.  He had been ill the last 10 days.   Mr. Rahmus was born February 13, 1879, in Geneseo, a son of August and Justinia Erdman Rahmus, He attended schools in the Geneseo area.  He farmed in Edford township and had resided in Geneseo the last 12 years.   On January 13, 1903, he was married to Hulda Johnson, in Geneseo.  He was a member of St. John's Lutheran church, Edford township, and had served as a trustee of the church for a number of years.  Surviving are a son, Vernon of Geneseo, a daughter, Mrs. William Pinks of Geneseo, three grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Carl Meimerstorf of Chicago, and Mrs. Julius Krapp of Clark, South Dakota.  He was preceded in death by his wife, who died January 22, 1940, three sisters and a brother.   Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, June 13, in St. John's Lutheran church, the Rev. Walter Uhlig, pastor, officiating.  Mrs. Vernon Hollatz, was the vocalist and Miss Lois Kane, organist.   Pallbearers were Otto Kahl, William Goetz, Henry Miller, Vernon Hollatz, Otto Erdmann, and Raymond Pobanz.  Burial was in St. John's cemetery.

 

Rahmus, Hulda J.     2-1-1878    1-19-1940     8     286
w/o Freiedrich Rahmus  RAHMUS ,  HULDA  JOSEPHINE   Death Cert#0000006 1940-01-19 HENRY  EDFORD TWP 
Republic of 1/26/1940
Mrs. Fred Rahmus, resident of Edford township, died at 9:45 Friday morning, January 19 at her home five miles west of Geneseo after an illness of several months duration.  Deceased was aged 61 years. Mrs. Rahmus was formerly Miss Hulda Johnson, daughter of Andrew and Christine Pearson Johnson, and was born Feb. 1, 1878 in Chicago.  At the age of fifteen years she came to Geneseo to make her home with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Johnson.  It was in their home that she was married to Fred Rahmus on January 14, 1903.  Mr. and Mrs. Rahmus during their married life resided on farms in the vicinity of Geneseo.  Mrs. Rahmus was a member of St. John's Lutheran church and active in the aid society.  Surviving are the husband, one son, Vernon, of Osco, one daughter, Mrs. Irene Jordan, of Alton, Illinois, who has been at home caring for her mother, one granddaughter, Genevieve Rahmus and an only sister, Mrs. Minnie Pane, of Chicago.   Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 1:15 at the Sweeney chapel and at 2 o'clock at St. John's church in Edford, Rev. Carl Hilgendorf officiating.  Musical numbers were presented by Mrs. Hilgendorf and daughter, Lois.   Pallbearers were William Goetz, John Goetz, J. E. Erdman, Fred Bach, Horace Dilenbeck and Alfred Johnson.  Burial was in St. John's cemetery in Edford.   Present from out of town at the funeral were: Mrs. R. I. Pane, of Chicago, Mrs. Mary Connely, of Davenport, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hartman of Atkinson, Charles and Geo. Oltman, of Hampton.

 

Rahmus, Lottie      4-9-1914    7-28-1982     10     340
maiden McFadden  w/o Vernon Rahmus  LOTTIE RAHMUS  09 Apr 1911 Jul 1982 61254 (Geneseo, Henry, IL) SS#334-56-1005
Unknown Paper;
Funeral services for Lottie Rahmus, 71, of rural Geneseo were held Saturday, July 31, (1982) at St. John's Lutheran church, Edford township, Henry county.  The Rev. Alfred Schubkegel, pastor, officiated.  Burial was in St. John's cemetery.Pallbearers were Mark Anderson, David Anderson, John Fiers Jr., Wayne Anderson, Gordon Rehn and Duane Haars.  Memorials may be made to the family or to the Moline Lutheran hospital Hospice unit.  The former Lottie McFadden was born April 9, 1911, in Toulon, the daughter of Orville and Mary Scales McFadden.  She was reared and attended schools in Geneseo, where she had lived most of her life.  On February 27, 1930, she married Vernon Rahmus in Rock Island.  She was a member of St. John's Lutheran church.  Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Glen (Jenny) Anderson and Mrs. Gregory (Mary Jo) Henry, both of Geneseo, a son, Larry of Osco, eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Harry Munson, Mrs. Karl Hollatz and Mrs. Gretchen Ristau, all of Geneseo.  (Contributed by M. Neuleib, typed by Fama Prokup)

Rahmus, Vernon     12-10-1903    7-15-1993    10    341
Vernon Carl  h/o Lottie    VERNON C RAHMUS  10 Dec 1903 15 Jul 1993 61254 (Geneseo, Henry, IL) SS# 320-28-9007 Illinois

Rahn, Baby Girl                           1-8-1896
d/o Herman Rahn & Theresa Rahmus   child fell in cistern

 

Rahn, Arthur, E. or C.  (Arthur Emil)     12-15-1886    1-14-1978    8    283
Arthur Emil s/o Frederick Rahn & Louisa Fuhrman h/o Mary Betcher  ARTHUR RAHN  15 Dec 1886 Jan 1978 61240 (Coal Valley, Rock Island, IL)SS#342-20-2350 Illinois
Unknown Paper: Arthur E. Rahn, formerly of Coal Valley, died Saturday, January 14, at the Geneseo Good Samaritan Center where he was a resident. He was 91. Services for Mr. Rahn were held Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Myers Funeral Home in Geneseo. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery near Geneseo. Rev. Alfred l Schubkegel of St. Johns Lutheran Church officiated. Mrs. Arlyn Helke was organist and vocalist was Mrs. Alfred Schubkegel. Serving as pallbearers were Eldon Davis, Darrel Erdman, Wilbur Blank, Willard Helke, Chester Erdman, and Warren Firch. Born in Western Township near Orion on December 15, 1886, Mr. Rahn was the son of Frederick and Louisa Fuhrman Rahn. He was reared and recieved his education in Western and Edford Township. He married Mary Betcher Feb. 6, 1910 in Geneseo. She died April 1, 1940. He was a retired farmer from Colona Twp area and was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church. Servivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ruby (Roy) Johnson , Coal Valley: a son , Melvin, Oak Lawn: four grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and two daughters.
ROCK ISLAND ARGUS APRIL 8, 1978
ARTHUR RAHN
Geneseo, ILL---- Services for Arthur E. Rahn, 91, formerly of Coal Valley will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Myers Funeral Home, Geneseo.  Burial will be in the St. John's Cemetery, near Geneseo.  Visitation is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.  Memorials may be made to St. John's Church or the Good Samaritan Center, Geneseo.  He was born in Western Township, Ill. He married Mary Betcher in 1910 in Geneseo.  She died in 1940.  Mr Rahn farmed in Colona Township before retiring.  Survivors include daughter, Mr and Mrs Roy (Ruby) Johnson, Coal Valley; a son Melvin, Oak Lawn Ill: four grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

 

 

Rahn, Caroline Christine  (Stienke)     6-11-1811   6-11-1873
maiden name Stienke
Church records at the Concordia Lutheran church state her death 6-11-1873.

 

Rahn, Christina  (Caroline Christina Hintz)      9-17-1839   2-20-1893     3     124
Caroline Christina maiden Hintz  w/o David Rahn
Geneseo Republic, Edford News  Unknown date; A Mrs. Rahn was buried at the Church cemetery Tuesday.

 

Rahn, David       12-18-1807   2-20-1879

 

Rahn, David  (David Frederick Rahn)        11-15-1824 10-24-1882      2    59
David Frederick Rahn B;11/15/1824  D; 10/24/1882  h/o Caroline Christine Hintz Twin to Frederick David Rahn

 

Rahn, Elmer E.C.  (Elmer Edwin Carl Rahn)     2-15-1905 10-17-1978      6     236
Elmer Edwin Carl Rahn  s/o Herman Rahn & Theresa Rahmus h/o Esther Kohnert  ELMER RAHN  15 Feb 1905 Oct 1978 61254 (Geneseo, Henry, IL) SS#326-32-7082 Illinois
Elmer E Rahn, 73, route 3, Geneseo died Tuesday, October 17 in his home. Funeral services for Mr. Rahn were to be Friday, OCtober 20 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Johns Lutheran Church, Edford, Rev. Alfred Schubkegel pastor is officiating minister with burial in St. Johns Cemetery.  Pallbearers for the services were to be Howard Bartz, Henry Baraks, Sheldon S. Schroeder, Craig Miller, E.J. Weidner and Joe Schillinger. Organist was to be Mrs. Arlyn Helke and Mrs. Alfred Schubkegal was to be soloist. Mr. Rahn was born February 15, 1905 in Geneseo, the son of Herman and Theresa Rahmus Rahn. He was educated in the Geneseo area where he had resided all his life. On February 21, 1931 he was married to Esther Kohnert in Edford Township. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran church and the Henry County Farm Bureau.  In addition to his wife, suvivors include three sons, Elmer and Edwin both of Osco, and James of Atkinson and 14 grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a sister and a brother as well as his parents.    (Please note marriage date in Obit is wrong compared with the Henry County Marriage index).

 

Rahn, Esther (Efken) (Kohnert)     4-28-1910    4-7-1991     6    237
maiden Kohnert w/o Elmer E.C. Rahn  ESTHER EFKEN  28 Apr 1910 07 Apr 1991 SS#326-50-7337 Illinois
Esther M. B. Efken, 80, of Geneseo died Sunday April 7, 1991 at Hillcrest Nursing Home Geneseo. Funeral services for Mrs Efken were held Wednesday, April 10 at St. John's Lutheran church, Edford Twp. where she was a member. The Rev. Robert Woods officiated the service. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Milton Kohnert, Lyle Kohnert, Dennis Rahn, Jim Sheehy, Scott Rahn, and Kevin Rahn. Memorials may be made to the church. Mrs. Efken was born April 28, 1910 in Calamus Iowa, the daughter of Fred and Mary (Reike) Kohnert. She married Elmer Rahn January 21, 1930 in Geneseo. He died October 17, 1978. She married Harvey Efken March 23, 1980 in Geneseo. He died in 1989. She had farmed with her husband Elmer for many years in Osco township. She was a member of the Ladies Aid at the church and the Henry County Farm Bureau. She was preceded in death by five brothers and sisters. Survivors include sons, James Rahn of Atkinson, Elmer Rahn Jr. of Osco, and Edwin Rahn of Geneseo; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a brother William Kohnert of Lowden Iowa.  (Note the wedding date listed is different than that listed in the Henry County marriage index).

 

Rahn, Elmer J.          9-17-1937 12-22-2007
DAILY DISPATCH DEC 24 2007  Elmer J. Rahn, 70, of rural Osco passed away on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007, at the Joliet Community Hospice House, Joliet, Ill. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Edford Township, Geneseo. The Rev. Robert Woods will officiate. Burial will be in the St. John's Cemetery , where military honors will be conducted by the Geneseo VFW Post 5083. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo. Memorials may be left to the St. John's Lutheran Church.  Elmer was born on Sept. 17, 1937 , in Geneseo, the son of Elmer Sr. and Esther Kohnert Rahn. He was a graduate of the Geneseo High School , and then served his country in the U.S. Army. He was employed for over 30 years at the John Deere Harvester Works, East Moline , from which he retired. He was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church and loved spending time with his grandchildren. Elmer also was an avid gardener. Survivors include his daughter (and spouse), Nikki (Michael) Ostrowski, Joliet; his granddaughters, Delaney and Karis Ostrowski; two brothers (and spouses), Ed (Wanda) Rahn, Geneseo, Jim (Donna) Rahn, Atkinson. He was preceded in death by his parents Share a message of sympathy with Elmer's family at www.vandemorefuneralhome.com.

 

Rahn, Eva   (Euphrosina Eva Roesner)      7-25-1826   1-10-1911    1    49
Euphrosina Eva (Emma) (Raisner?) Roesner B;7-25-1826  died 1-10-1911  w/o Frederick David Rahn
Geneseo Republic, Unknown date: DEATH OF MRS. EMMA RAHN; Mrs. Emma Rahn died Tuesday, January 10, at the home of her son, Ferdinand Rahn in Edford, with whom she has been living. The Funeral will be held at St. Johns. Ev. Lutheran church in Edford Friday at 2 p.m., her pastor, Rev. A.C. Mennicke, officiating.

 

Rahn, Ferdinand        3-28-1851    3-30-1930
He is not buried here he is buried at Edford Cemetery!!!!!!
B;3-28-1851 D:3-30-1930 h/o Theresa Hollatz s/o Ferdinand Rahn & Eva Roesner
FERDINAND RAHN, AGED 79 DIES FROM HEART ATTACK ILL NEARLY TWO MONTHS: Ferdinand Rahn, aged 79 years died at 10 Monday night March 3, 1930, following a heart attack in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Will Myers on East Orange Street. He had been ill two months. Mr. Rahn was born in Germany March 28, 1851 and in 1871 at the age of 20 years he came to America and direct to Edford Township. He married Miss Theresa Hollatz in Edford Township. She preceded him in death. For the last ten years he had lived in Geneseo. He was a member of the Edford Lutheran Church. Mr. Rahn is survived by three sons, Robert of Cambridge, Aaron of Geneseo and Rudolph Rahn of Cedar Falls Iowa: one daughter, Mrs. Mary Myers of Geneseo: a sister, Ernestina Rahn of Davenport, and seven grandchildren. One son Albert and four sisters preceeded him in death. Funeral services were held in the home at 1 o'clock this Thursday afternoon with the Rev. H. J. Elling of the Concordia Lutheran Church officiating. Burial was in Edford cemetery.

 

Rahn, Ferdinand       5-14-1863  9-13-1889      3      131
Frederik Ludwig  s/o David Rahn & Christina Hintz, can't read 26y 4m

 

Rahn, Fred L.  (Frederick Ludwig)       10-1-1859   11-2-1937      5     200
Frederick L Rahn B;10/1/1859 D;11/2/1937  s/o David Rahn & Christina Hintz h/o Louise Fuhrman Death Cert#0000199
Geneseo Republic Unknown date: Frederick Louis Rahn, a resident of Geneseo community for more than seventy years passed away at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 2, 1937 at the home of his son and daughter in law, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Rahn, near Orion at the age og 79 years 1 month and 2 days. He had been in failing health from complications for more that a year and had been confined in bed almost three months. The deceased was born Oct. 1, 1859 in West Prussia Germany, the son of David and Christine hintz Rahn. He came to this country with his parents when he was 6 years old and was rear and educated in this vicinity. On March 1 1886 he married to Louise Fuhrman, the ceremony being performed at St. John's Church of Edford. He was a farmer for 31 years then moved into where he resided at 215 So. Stewart St. for the past 17 years. When he became ill he moved to his son home. Mrs. Rahn passed away July 25, 1913. While residing in the country Mr. Rahn attended St. John's Church of Edford into which he was confirmed at a early age and since moving to town he attended the Concordia Lutheran Church. Survived are two sons, Arthur of Orion and Herbert of Geneseo and five grandchildren, Melvin Rahn of Moline, Mrs. Roy Johnson, Lois, Duane, & Fama Rahn of Geneseo; brother, Herman Rahn of Geneseo and one sister Minnie Ristaw of Cornwall Township. One son Fred died at a early age of six. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 at Sweeny's Chapel and at 2:30 at the Concordia Lutheran Church with the Rev. H.J. Elling officiating. Singers were Mrs. Myrtle Bessant and Mrs. Alice Greene. Palbearers were Fred holke, Will Ohme, Gust Maeltzer, Robert Ristau, Albert Schernau and Adolph Krinjob. Burial was in the St. John's Cemetery in Edford Township.

 

Rahn, Fredrick David        11-15-1824   8-9-1891    2    58
not a child; Frederick David Rahn  B;11/15/1824 D;8-9-1891 h/o Eva Roesner Twin to David Rahn
Geneseo Republic Unknown date: A german named Rahn died very suddenly last week. The interment was at the White Church cemetery.

Rahn, Friedrich Adolph  (Ferdinand)      3-21-1889   9-25-1895     1     27
Child, died abt age of 6,  D:9-25-1895 s/o Frederick Rahn & Louisa Fuhrman  plot #4-18
Geneseo Republic of Oct. 4, 1895
The funeral of the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rahn occured last Thursday at the German church of Edford.  Typhoid fever was the causr of his death. He was a bright little boy and we extend our sympathy to the bereaved family.

 

Rahn, Herman      11-9-1864 10-18-1942     7     255
spouse was Theresa Rahmus Death Cert#0000190
HERMAN RAHN OF GENESEO CALLED; Funeral rites for lifelong resident of community held Tuesday; Death claimed Herman Rahn aged 77 years at 11:45 Sunday morning, October 18th in the J. C. Hammond city hospital after a three weeks illness. He had been a patient in the hospital for a week and death was due to complications following a stroke. Mr. Rahn was born November 9, 1864 in Edford township the son of David and Christine Hintz Rahn. He married to Miss Theresa Rahmus on February 27 1895. They began farming in Western township, later moving to Osco township, where they resided thirty two years. They retired to this city and occupied a home on East Exchange street. Surviving are one daughter, Miss Rosella Rahn at home; two sons, Walter Rahn of Colona township and Elmer Rahn of Osco township; also five grandchildren. His wife, two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Mrs. Rahn died April 29, 1936. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Myers chapel and at 2:30 in St. John's Lutheran Church in Edford township of which he was a life member. Rev. Carl Hilgendorf conducted the last rites. Burial was in St. Johns cemetery in Edford township. Pallbearers were William Kuhl, John Firch, Edward Biddison, Gust Maeltzer, Emil Obermueller and Henry Magerkurth.

 

Rahn, Louise  (Louisa Caroline Furhmann)      6-8-1862    7-25-1913     5     199
Louisa Caroline  maiden Fuhrman w/o Frederick L. Rahn
Geneseo Republic unknown date; MRS FRED RAHN: Mrs. Louisa Caroline Rahn, wife of Fred Rahn died at her home in Edford township, Friday July 25, 1913, after an illness of about two and half years with diabetes. Mrs. Rahn has been a patient sufferer during the long period of her illness. She was a woman of lovable traits of character, a faithfull wife, fond and loving mother and a kind and true friend. Her passing is mourned by many besides the family. Louisa Caroline Fuhrman was born in Garbat Posen Germany in June 1862. She came to this country in the year 1883 and since has been a resident in the vincinity of Morristown. She was married in the year 1886 to Mr. Fred Rahn and to this union three children were born of whom one has preceded the mother in death. With her husband there survives two sons: Arthur and Herbert, and one grandchild. There also survive, two brothers, Herman Fuhrman of Fall Creek Wisconsin, Fred Fuhrman of Harris Iowa, and a sister, Mrs. Albert Winters of Humboldt Iowa, and a sister still living in Germany. Funeral services were conducted Sunday July 27 at St Johns Ev. Lutheran Church in Edford Township, her pastor, Rev. A.C. mennicke officiated. The interment was in the church cemetery near by. Those from away present at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ristau and family from Atkinson: Mr. Fred Fuhrman and daughter Louise from Harris Iowa: Mr. and Mrs Albert Winters from Humboldt Iowa: Mr. Herman Fuhrman from Fall Creek Wisconsin and Mr and Mrs Thomas White and family from Galva.

 

Rahn, Mary M.  (Mary Wilhelmina Betcher)      12-17-1888 (12-17-1886)   4-1-1940     8    284
Mary Wilhelmina  maiden Betcher Death Cert#0000144 w/o Arthur E. Rahn
Geneseo Republic Unknown date: MRS. ARTHUR RAHN CALLED BY DEATH: Funeral services held at St. John's Church in Edford April 4: Mrs. Arthur Rahn, aged 51 years died at 2:30 Monday afternoon, April 1 at the Moline Public Hospital where she had been a patient since undergoing a major operation about two weeks ago. Mary Minnie Rah was born in Colona Township on December 18 1888 and was the daughter of the late Charles and Wilhelmina Peglau Betcher. She recieved her education in the rural school in Colona township. She was married February 6, 1910 to Arthur Rahn and for a number of years the couple have resided on thier farm southwest of Geneseo in Colona township.  Deceased was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Edford since childhood. She was active in the church and enjoyed many lasting friendships. Hers was a life of usefullness and faithfulness to her family and friends. Surviving are the husband, one daughter, Mrs. Ruby Johnson, of South Stewart Stree Geneseo: one son Melvin Rahn of Green River: one grandchild: five brothers, Charles and Robert Betcher of Osco: August and Arthur Betcher of Geneseo: and George betcher of Moline: two sisters, Mrs Fred Pfaff of Geneseo and Mrs. Lee Wilkins of Rock Falls and a host of other relatives. Funeral services were held this Thursday afternoon at 1:30 at the home and at 2 o'clock at St John's Lutheran Church in Edford, Rev. Carl Hilgendorf officiating. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery.
Mary's birthday 12-17-1886 given to me by Fama Prokup. Obit says the 12-18-1888. St Johns has 12-17-1888.

Rahn, Rosella      10-9-1897   1-17-1952     6     220
never married d/o Herman Rahn & Theresa Rahmus
ROSELLA RAHN DIES THURSDAY; FUNERAL RITES HELD SATURDAY; Miss Rosella Rahn, 54, died Thursday, January 17, in the Geneseo Hospital. Miss Rahn, a daughter of Herman and Theresa Rahmus Rahn was born October 9, 1897, in Western township. She recieved her education in Osco and Geneseo schools and had resided in Geneseo two years. She was a member of St. Johns Lutheran church Edford where she was a Sunday school teacher a number of years. Surviving are two brothers, Walter and Elmer both of Geneseo, sevreal nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon, Jan 19 in the Rivenburg funeral home. The Rev. Walter D. Uhlig, pastor of St. Johns Lutheran church Edford officaited at the last rites. Miss Lucille Kane was vocalist and Miss Hagelin organist. Pallbearers were Harold Kessler, Clyde Johnson, John Firch, Otto Kahl, Alfred Loenser and Lawrence Larson. Burial was in St. Johns cemetery.
Moline Dispatch on file sent to Robin from Fama Prokup; Funeral services for Resell Rahn. 54 who died yesterday in the Geneseo hospital willl be  held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Rivenburg Funeral home, the Rev. Walter P Uhlig pastor of the St. John's Lutheran church Edford, will officiate and burial will be in the St. John's cemetery. Miss Rahn a daughter of Herman and Theresa Rahmus Rahn, was born Oct. 9, 1897 in Western twp. She recieved her education in Osco and Geneseo area schools and had resided two years in Geneseo. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran church Edford , where she was a Sunday school teacher a number of years. Surviving are two brothers, Walter and Elmer both of Geneseo several nieces and nephews. Miss Rahn was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Rahn, Theresa Amalie "Tracy"      1-14-1864   11-5-1894     
Maiden name Hollatz.
Geneseo Republic unknown date: Mrs. Hollatz's daughter, Mrs. Rahn was buried at the White Church cemetery in Hickory Grove, Thursday, busting pieces in an aching tooth, her physician said caused her death.

Rahn, Theresa H.  (Theresa Henrietta Rahmus)      5-13-1871    4-29-1936    7    254
Theresa Henrietta Died 4/29/1935 maiden name  Rahmus  wife of Herman Rahn Death Cert#0016543
Geneseo Republic Unknown date: THERESA RAHN OF GENESEO PASSES; Native of Osco Township is Heart Disease Victim at age 64; Mrs Herman Rahn, 64 died at 7:45 last evening in her home at 412 East Exchange street of heart disease following illness lasting since Sunday. She had been in poor health several years. She was born Theresa Henrietta Rahmus on May 13, 1871 in Osco township. She was reared and educated there and spent most of her life in that locality. On Feb. 27, 1895 she was married to Herman Rahn. Those who survive are the widower; a daughter, Rosella Rahn at home, and two sons, Walter of Rock Island and Elmer of Osco. There are three sisters, Mrs. Julius Stahnke of Geneseo, Mrs. Emma Krapp of Clark S.D., Mrs. Ida Meimerstorf of Geneseo, a brother Fred R. Rahmus of Geneseo and three grandchildren. Mrs. Rahn was a member of St. Johns' Lutheran church of Edford.

 

Raschke, Fern A.    10-22-1905   3-7-1977     8    309
Fern Alyne maiden Adams w/o John Raschke  FERN RASCHKE  22 Oct 1905 Mar 1977 61254 (Geneseo, Henry, IL) SS#345-50-8676 Illinois
Republic of 1977
Fern Raschke
Mrs. John L. Raschke, 71, of Rural route 3, Geneseo, died at 2 p.m. Monday, March 7, in the office of her physician at 100 East Main street, Geneseo.  Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, March 10, in St. John's Lutheran church with the Rev. Alfred Schubkegel, pastor, officiating. Mrs. Arlyn Helke was organist and Mrs. Alfred Schubkegel, vocalist.  Pallbearers were Charles Oberle, Edward Jorgensen, Cecil Hair, John Wildermuth, Warren first and John Edwards,Sr. Burial was in the church cemetery.  The former Fern Adams was born October 22, 1905, in Cuba, Illinois, the daughter of Harrison and Blossom Eyler Adams. She was reared and received her education in Macomb where she had attended St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing.  On September 24, 1925, she was married to Mr. Raschke in Edford township. He died August 1, 1970.  She was a member of St. John's Lutheran church and the Willing Workers of the church.  Surviving are a son, John R. of Geneseo, a daughter, Mrs. Gale Vetter of Milan, seven grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. John Everett of Geneseo.  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, daughter, sister and a brother.   (Contributed by M. Neuleib, typed by Fama Prokup)

Raschke, John L.     4-13-1889    8-1-1970    8    308
John Ludwig h/o Fern Adams JOHN RASCHKE  13 Apr 1889 Aug 1970 61254 (Geneseo, Henry, IL) SS#337-32-0434 Illinois
Unknown Paper;
John L. Raschke, 81, of route 3, Geneseo, died early Saturday morning, August 1, (1970), in the Hammond-Henry hospital after an extended illness.  Funeral services were Monday afternoon, Sunday 3, in St. John's Lutheran church with the Rev. Alfred Schubkegel, pastor, officiating.  Mrs. Monroe Kemmerling was soloist and Mrs. George Hopkins, organist.  Pallbearers were Maurice Kane, Warren Firch, Edward Jorgensen, Russell Fuqua, John Wildermuth and Stanley Erdman.  Burial was in the church cemetery.  Mr. Raschke was born April 13, 1889, in Edford township, the son of William and Augusta Teschke Raschke.  On September 24, 1925, he married Fern Adams in Edford township.  He was a retired farmer, former school director of Howard school, former trustee of St. John's church and a member of St. John's church.  Surviving are his wife, one son, John R. of Geneseo,one daughter, Mrs. Gale Vetter of Milan, six grandchildren, one brother, Edward of Geneseo, and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Kane of Geneseo and Mrs. Minnie Firch of Davis, California.  A son, a daughter, two sisters and one brother preceded him in death.  (Contributed by M. Neuleib, typed by Fama Prokup)

Raschke, Ruth        12/31/1927 1/24/1917       6     217
Ruth Alyne Death date 1-24-1937 Death Cert#0000005  d/o John & Fern (Adams) Raschke
Republic 1/29/1937
RUTH RASCHKE
Ruth Raschke, 9 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Raschke, passed away at her parents home in Edford township, 3:50 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, 1937, following an illness of several months.  She was born Dec. 31, 1927 and has always lived in Edford township.  She had been attending the rural school near her home until last November.   Surviving are the parents, one sister, Sally Ann, one brother, John Richard, and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Barzke and Mr. and Mrs. Harison Adams.  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 from the home and at 2 o'clock from St. . John's Lutheran church with the Rev. Carl Hilgendorf officiating.  Burial was in St. John's cemetery. Pallbearers were Arthur and Morris Kane, Chester Miller, Chester Erdman, Russell Erdman and Edward Hamann.

 

Raschke, Wilhelm F. (on stone "Carl")   2-5-1849   9-8-1895    1    6
B;3/19/1849  D;8/1/1896 s/o Johann Raschke & Katrina Zieroth  h/o Auguste Teschke

 

Rascke, infant son of JL & FA     12-23-1926  12-23-1926    6    215
John Lewis Raschke  s/o John & Fern (Adams) Raschke

Rasmussen, Janice L.      6/28/1930      8/30/2013
http://www.qconline.com/archives/qco/obitlist.php?section=obi&off=3
Janice Rasmussen
08/31/2013, 7:52 pm Janice L. Rasmussen, 83, of rural Geneseo, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, in Geneseo.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Geneseo. The Rev. Christopher Bushre will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the church. Cremation rites have been accorded. Inurnment will be at St. John's Cemetery, Geneseo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church Building Fund. Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, Geneseo, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Robert; children, Randy (Karen) Rasmussen, Geneseo, Carmen (Steve) Sette, Geneseo and Neal (Nancy) Rasmussen, Overland Park, Kan.; six grandchildren, Ryan (Michelle) Rasmussen, Brady (Laurie) Rasmussen, Asa (Erin) Anderson, Eric (Sarah) Rasmussen, Laura (Mark) Gromowsky and Rachel Rasmussen; and six great-grandchildren, Sydney, Tyler, Nora, Davison, Olivia and Maggie. Also surviving is a sister, Marlene Scott, Prophetstown; and a brother, Don (Barb) Miller, Geneseo. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Full obituary and condolences at stackhousemoore.com.

http://www.stackhousemoore.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2212661&fh_id=13180
Janice L. Rasmussen
(June 28, 1930 - August 30, 2013)

Janice L. Rasmussen, 83, of rural Geneseo died Friday, August 30, 2013 in Geneseo. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4th at St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Geneseo. Rev. Christopher Bushre will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the church. Cremation rites have been accorded. Inurnment will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Geneseo. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church Building Fund. Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Janice Miller was born June 28, 1930 in Geneseo the daughter of Earl and Mabel (Maeltzer) Miller. She graduated as valedictorian of Geneseo High School in 1948. Janice married Robert A. Rasmussen on Dec. 31, 1949 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in rural Geneseo. He survives. Janice had worked many years as Advertising Manager for Geneseo Republic/Shopper. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where she was very active belonging to the LWML, Married Couples Club, teaching Sunday school and counseling church youth group for many years. She also was member of Geneseo Garden Club and had been a 4-H Leader. She enjoyed gardening, painting, sewing, ceramics, square dancing and line dancing, swimming, boating and water skiing. Survivors include her husband, Robert; children, Randy (Karen) Rasmussen, Geneseo, Carmen (Steve) Sette, Geneseo and Neal (Nancy) Rasmussen, Overland Park, KS; six grandchildren, Ryan (Michelle) Rasmussen, Brady (Laurie) Rasmussen, Asa (Erin) Anderson, Eric (Sarah) Rasmussen, Laura (Mark) Gromowsky and Rachel Rasmussen; and six great grandchildren, Sydney, Tyler, Nora, Davison, Olivia, and Maggie. Also surviving is a sister, Marlene Scott, Prophetstown and a brother Don (Barb) Miller, Geneseo. She was preceded in death by her parents. Condolences may be expressed by visiting Janice’s obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com

 

 

Redmann, Bertha       1-14-1849   3-23-1916     5     192
maiden Goetz  w/o Michael Redmann
MRS. MICHAEL REDMAN
Mrs. Bertha Goetz Redman, widow of the late Michael Redman, passed away at her home in this city Thursday, March 23, 1916, following an illness of two weeks.  She was aged 67 years, 2 months, and 9 days.  Mrs. Redman was held in high esteem by a wide circle of friends.  She was the mother to a large family of children to whom she gave unstintingly of love and for whom she labored faithfully.  She was a Christian woman, a lifelong member of the Lutheran denomination, and strong in her faith and hope in immortality.  Bertha Goetz was born in West Prussia, Jan. 14, 1849, and was married to Michael Redman in the year 1868, coming with him to American in 1876 and locating on a farm in Osco township.  Mr. Redman passed away in the year 1908, and three years later Mrs. Redman retired from the farm and came to this city which has since been her home.  Mrs. Redman was a mother of twelve children of whom ten survive her.  They are, Emil, Henry, John, William, and Mrs. Minnie Pobanz, of Osco township, Mrs. Ernestina Tell, of this city, Edward, of Colona, Ernest, Mrs. Ottillie Holst, and Mrs. Martha Christensen, of Moline.  There also survive two sisters, Mrs. Ernestina Behnke, of this city, and Mrs. Pauline VanHavelock, of Moline, and a brother, Gustaf Goetz, of Geneseo, also twenty-four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.  The funeral service was held in the German Lutheran church in this city Sunday afternoon, Rev. Chr. Bergan, officiating.  The interment was in the St. John's church cemetery in Edford.

 

 

Redmann, Michael       11-9-1841   1-28-1908      5     191
h/o Bertha Goetz
Republic of Feb. 7, 1908
Mention was made in these columns last week of the accidental death of Michael Redman at his home near Morristown on Tuesday Jan. 28, 1908, death resulting from the kick of a colt.  Deceased was born Nov.9, 1841 in Malshekowo, West Prussia, Germany, being at the time of his death 66 year, 2 months, and 19 days of age.  He was united in marriage to Bertha Goetz on May 9, 1868.  Eight years later they came to America to make their home.  To them were born twelve children, of whom ten survive, Amiel, Henry, Mrs. Minnie Pobanz, and John of Osco, Mrs. Tena Tell of Geneseo, Ernest, Mrs. Tillie Holtz, and Mrs. Martha Christerson of Moline, Edward of Plainfield, Iowa, and William at home with the bereaved mother.  There are 21 grandchildren living.  Mr. Redman was a man held in high esteem by his neighbors and friends, and his tragical death was a great shock to the entire community.  The funeral services were held at St. John's Lutheran church in Edford at 2 p.m. on Thursday Jan. 30th.  Rev. A. C. Mennicke officiating.  The remains were laid to rest in the church cemetery.

 Reserved for Clark Henry Magerkurth     12/10/36     

 

 Reserved for Gary Firch        9      325

Reserved  for    Johnson, Virgil H.       08/12/27      

Reserved for  Jorgensen, Rosalie J. Kane       06/25/33

 Reserved for LaVanna Klawonn         6      244

Reserved for  Neumann, Berthella         06/10/16      

 

reserved for    Sara E.     Blank         01/23/28        9       334

 Reserved,    Anda Price         02/13/43        10      344

 Reserved,    Betty Firch         11/27/32       9    318

 Reserved,    Joyce DeFauw      8        310

 Reserved,    Sandra Kane        10/05/41        9      320

Rhode, Joan L.          4-22-1933   1-13-1996      9     336
JOAN RHODE  22 Apr 1933 13 Jan 1996 61238 (Cambridge, Henry, IL) SS#336-28-3217 Illinois

 

Rhode. Robert M.        05/26/19  3/21/2010        9       337
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Robert Rhode
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Robert M. Rhode, 90, a resident of Good Samaritan Village in Geneseo, formerly of Cambridge and Port Byron, departed this life March 21, 2010, at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo.     Private graveside committal services will be Tuesday, March 23, at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, rural Geneseo. The Rev. Christopher Bushre will officiate. Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, Cambridge, is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church Building Fund.  Robert was born May 26, 1919, in North Judson, Ind., the son of John L. and Mary Glass Rhode. After serving in the medical corps of the U.S. Army during World War II, he relocated to Port Byron. He first married Norma Frits. His later marriage to Joan Wills Erdman took place on Oct. 9, 1976, in Geneseo. She died Jan. 13, 1996.  Bob worked as a butcher for a number of years before opening and operating his own grocery store.  Mr. Rhode was loved and will be missed by his children, Ron Rhode, Phoenix, Ariz., Chuck Rhode, Richmond, Va., Sherrill Miller, Gilbert, Ariz., and Jennifer Gandy, Phoenix; his seven grandchildren in the Phoenix area; and his stepchildren, Bob Erdman, Geneseo, Bill Erdman, Colona, John Erdman, Kewanee, and Charlotte Parris, Kewanee. His parents and his wife preceded him in death. Condolences may be expressed by visiting Bob's obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com.

Roesner, Edward A.       8-24-1885   8-12-1945      8      294
Death Cert#0034242  h/o Grace
Copied from Moline Dispatch of 1945: 
E.A. Roesner, 59, Dead At Geneseo
Edward A. Roesner, 59, of 629 South Congress street died, Sunday night, August 12th, in his home following a stroke.  He had been ill four years.    Born August 24, 1885, in Edford township, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Roesner.  He was a retired farmer and coal miner and formally worked in Coal Valley community at the Rex mine.  Mr. Roesner had lived in Geneseo a year.  He was married, February 12, 1911, in Colona township to Grace Boehm.  He was a member of St. John's Lutheran church of Edford.  Preceding him in death were his parents and four sisters.  Survivors include the widow, a daughter, Mrs. Neoma McDaniel, of Pekin; and three sisters, Mrs. Henry Redman and Mrs. Herbert Rahn, both of Geneseo, and Mrs. William Redman of Woodhull, also a brother, Arthur Roesner of California.  Funeral services were held at 2 Wednesday afternoon in the Sweeney chapel and at 2:30 in St. John's Lutheran church of Edford township with the Rev. Carl Hilgendorf, officiating.  Burial was in St. John's cemetery.
Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947
Name: Edward Albert Roesner
Birth Date: 24 Aug 1886     Birth Place: Geneseo, Edford Twp , Ill
Death Date: 12 Aug 1945     Death Place: Geneseo, Henry, Illinois
Burial Date: 15 Aug 1945     Burial Place: Geneseo, Edford Township, Henry, Ill.
Cemetery Name: St. Johns
Death Age: 59    Occupation: Farmer & Coal Miner     Race: White     Marital Status: M
Gender: Male       Residence: Geneseo, Geneseo Township, Henry, Ill.
Father Name: Julius Roesner
Father Birth Place: West Prussia, Germany
Mother Name: Thresa Redman
Mother Birth Place: West Prussia, Germany
Spouse Name: Grace C.L. Roesner
FHL Film Number: 1984179
Ancestry.com. Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916–1947." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original records.

 

Roesner, Grace C.           8-16-1893    5-9-1959     8      295
w/o Edward Roesner
Mrs. Grace Roesner, 65, of 629 South Congress street, Geneseo, died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9, in the Hammond-Henry hospital after a short illness.  The former Grace Boehm was born August 16, 1894, in Colona township. She was reared and educated in Colona township, and lived the last 17 years in Geneseo.  She was a dental assistant to Dr. J. S. Myers for the past 12 years.  On February 12, 1911, she was married to Edfward Roesner in Colona.  He died in August, 1945.  She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church of Edford township.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harry McDaniel of Pekin; two brothers, Fred Boehm of Edford township and John Boehm of Sherrard and four sisters, Mrs. Ida Smith of Carbon Cliff, Mrs. Ella Erdman of Carbon Cliff, Mrs. Martha Schwinn of Carbon Cliff, and Mrs Lena Gustafson Gemeseo.  The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, May 12, in the Wright funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth Wessel of St. John's Llutheran church officiating.  Mrs. Veron Hollatz was solist and Chet Miller, organist.  Pallbearers were Harvery and Orville Smith and Richard Metzer, all of Moline, Donald Johnson of East Moline and Don Mason and Darrell Erdman, both of Geneseo.  Burial was in St. John's cemetery.

 

Rohrbach, Anna Maria       3-12-1844   7-30-1910     1     13
Anna Marie  maiden Wiegant  w/o Christopher Rohrbach
Republic of 8/5/1910
MRS. MARIA ROHRBACH
Mrs. Anna Maria Rohrbach died Saturday evening, July 30, 1910, at 9 p.m. at the home of her daughter Mrs. Fred Butzer in Edford township.  Mrs. Rohrbach about a year ago suffered a paralytic stroke and has since been poorly and in declining health.  Her death is mourned not only by the family, but also by a large circle of friends.  She was a kindly and generous friend, and a Godly and loving mother.  Throughout all her years she has been a devout and consistent member of the Lutheran church and her life was ever been in conformity to its tenets.  Anna Maria Wiegand was a native of Saxony, Germany, born March 12, 1844.  In the year 1856 she accompanied her parents to this country, the family locating in Hampton, Rock Island county, this state.  She was married to Christian Rohrbach, Sept. 15, 1862.  For several years Mr. and Mrs. Rohrbach lived in Hampton later coming to Edford township in this county where the husband died in the year 1895.    Soon after the death of Mr. Rohrbach, deceased removed to Geneseo which has since been her home excepting during the different periods in recent years when she dwelt with her children.  Six children were born to Mrs. Rohrbach, of whom two preceded her to the grave, a son at the age of six months and a daughter at the age of six years.  Those living are John G. Rohrbach of Clarks, S. Dak., Mrs. Elizabeth Redman and Mrs. Mary Butzer of Edford township, Wm. H. Rohrbach of Orion.  There also survive two brothers, Henry Wiegand of Spirit Lake, Iowa, and John Wiegand of Mr. Auburn, Iowa, also two half sisters, Mrs. Robert Calbert of Paton, Iowa, and Mrs. Katharine Lintner of Ocheyedan, Iowa, and a half-brothers, George Mandler of Ashley, N. Dak.  From out of town there were present at the funeral all of the children and also the following relatives, Henry Wiegand of spirit Lake, Iowa, John Wiegand of Mr. Auburn, Iowa, Katie Lintner of Ocheyeden, Iowa, Mrs. Margaret Miller and Mrs. Fred Miller of Calamus, Iowa

Rohrbach, John Christoph       8-3-1836     1-8-1895      1       1
Johann Christopher  Birth maybe 8/3/1838  Death date 1/8/1895  h/o Maria Wiegant

Rohrbach, Martha Marie      1-22-1887 on stone, ck w/ bk     2     94
B:7-14-1877  D:2-22-1883  d/o Christopher & Maria (Wiegant) Rohrbach , 5y 7m 8d

 

Schernau, Albert F.      4-6-1885  12-15-1957     6    230
B:4-6-1885  h/o Maria Alwine Loenser
Unknown Paper:  Albert F. Schernau, 72, of 929 South Oakwood avenue, Geneseo, died Sunday morning, December 15, in the Hammond-Henry hospital, Geneseo, where he had been a patient for six weeks. He had been ill since August 15.  Services were held Tuesday afternoon, December 17, in St. John's Lutheran church, Edford, with the Rev. Kenneth Wessel, pastor, officiating. Mrs. Vernon Hollatz was soloist with Mrs. Lois Hopkins at the organ.  Pallbearers were Harold Bangton, Frank Carlson, Harold Carmaney, Roy Klavine, Howard Bartz and Vernon Stenzel. Burial was in the church cemetery.  Mr. Schernau was born April 6, 1885, in Edford township, the son of Fredrick and Albertina Fisher Schernau. He was reared and educated in Edford and had farmed in Osco township 37 years prior to moving to Geneseo 10 years ago.  On January 1, 1906, he married Mary Loenser in St. John's church. He actively participated in work at St. John's church, where he was a member.  Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Chester Miller of Osco and a grandson. His parents and two half-brothers, Gustaf and Charles Rogtke preceded him in death.  (Contributed by M. Neuleib, typed by Fama Prokup)

                                         
Schernau, Mary Alwine       5-31-1887    1-26-1981      6      229
Maria Alwine Loenser w/o Albert Schernau

Schmedt, Clara Theresa             8-30-1907  1-24-2003      8     297
CLARA T SCHMEDT  30 Aug 1907 24 Jan 2003 (V) 29803 (Aiken, Aiken, SC) SS#355-24-3165 Illinois
Name: Clara Theresa Klawonn Magerkurth Schmedt
Taken off Daily Dispatch website:
Clara T. Schmedt, 95, of Geneseo, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, at Hammond-Henry Hospital Extended Care Unit, Geneseo.   Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Edford Township, Henry County. The Rev. Robert Woods will officiate. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Myers Chapel, Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, Geneseo. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church.   Clara Theresa Klawonn was born Aug. 30, 1907, in Rural Township, Coal Valley, daughter of Otto R. and Theresa A. Bastek Klawonn. She was educated in local elementary schools and graduated from Orion High School in 1926. The family moved to Moline, where she was employed at a dime store, then became ``gal Friday'' for Dr. Sniveleigh.   Clara married Edward George Magerkurth Sept. 28, 1933. They farmed near Osco, Ill., until his death in 1946. She married Paul Schmedt Oct. 6, 1948, and they lived near Lynn Center and Andover, where they farmed until retirement. Paul died in 1992.   Clara lived in their retirement home near Andover until the fall of 2000. She drove her own car until the age of 92. She has since lived at Liberty Village, Geneseo, and Hammond Henry Hospital Extended Care Unit.   Clara was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Edford Township, and an early member of the Ladies Aid and Lutheran Women's Missionary League.   She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Rudolph, William and Herbert.   She is survived by her son, Irwin Magerkurth, Aiken, S.C.; grandchildren, Tamara Hayes Joslin, Houston, Texas, Todd Hayes, Albuquerque, N.M., Michael Magerkurth, Anacortes, Wash., Stephen and Paul Magerkurth, San Diego, Calif., and Karen Magerkurth DeSilva, Chelmsford, Mass.; and four great-grandchildren.

Schmedt, Henry F.                      3-18-1905   11-8-1988    9   323
Republic  11-11-1988
HENRY F. SCHMEDT
Funeral services for Henry F. Schmedt, 83, of Cambridge will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 11 at St. John's Lutheran church, Edford township, rural Geneseo.  The Rev. Robert Woods will officiate the service.  Burial will be in St. John's cemetery.  Visitation will be held at Stackhouse-Moore funeral home in Cambridge from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, November 10.  Memorials may be directed to St. John's Lutheran church of which he was a member.  Mr. Schmedt died Tuesday, November 8, 1988, at Illini Hospital, Silvis. He was born March 18, 1905, in Palmyra, Missouri, son of Christopher and Anna Roecher Schmedt.  He was reared and educated in Palmyra and attended the Christian Day school there for two years.  On June 14, 1941, he married Vivian Manthe in Kewanee.  The couple farmed a number of years in Andover township. Mr. Schmedt was a member of the St. John' Lutheran Adult Fellowship club, he served as an elder for the church, he was chairman of the church board for two years during the erection of the new church, served as assistant Sunday school teacher for several years and was delegate for the convention of the church.  He was also past county direction of the Henry County Farm Bureau and past board member of the former Henry County Livestock Marketing association.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one infant son, two sisters and two brothers. Survivors include his wife, two sons, David Schmedt of rural Cambridge and Dennis Schmedt of rural Coal Valley, four grandchildren, two sisters, Anna Schmedt and Alma Steinbarger, both of Palmyra, one brother, Paul Schmedt of rural  Cambridge and many relatives in Missouri and Wisconsin.

 

Schmedt, Paul       5-22-1907   9-15-1992      9     333
PAUL E SCHMEDT  22 May 1907 15 Sep 1992 61238 (Cambridge, Henry, IL) SS#337-32-3374 Illinois
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Paul Schmedt
Birth: May 22, 1907
Illinois, USADeath: Sep. 15, 1992
Illinois, USA
 Burial: Saint John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Geneseo Henry County
Illinois, USA 
Created by: Jean's Genes
Record added: Dec 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63031356

 

Schmedt, Vivian V.         12/28/1912  2-7-2007         9         322
VIVIAN V SCHMEDT  28 Dec 1912  07 Feb 2007 (V) 61238 (Cambridge, Henry, IL)  340-38-1060 Illinois d/o CarlManthe & Minnie Statz w/o Henry Schmedt
Taken off Daily Dispatch website;
Vivian Schmedt
Vivian V. Schmedt, 94, a resident of Hammond Henry Hospital Extended Care Unit, Geneseo, formerly of Cambridge, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at Hammond Henry Hospital, Geneseo. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Geneseo. The Rev. Robert Woods will officiate. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, rural Geneseo. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo. Memorials may be left to the Vivian Schmedt Memorial Fund. Vivian was born Dec. 28, 1912, in Kewanee, the daughter of Carl and Minnie Statz Manthe. She was united in marriage to Henry Schmedt on June 14, 1941, in Kewanee. He preceded her in death in 1988. Vivian, along with Henry, farmed in the rural Cambridge and Andover areas for many years until their retirement. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aide and Married Couples Club. Vivian also enjoyed playing cards with friends and working in her flower garden. Survivors include two sons and spouses, David and Janelle Schmedt, Cambridge, Dennis and Rosemarie Schmedt, Coal Valley; six grandchildren, Anna Streeter, Martin Schmedt, Jaclyn Schmedt, Jason, Angela and Jeremy Schmedt; one great-grandchild, Jace. She was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother. Share an online condolence with Vivian's family at www.vandemorefuneralhome.com.

 

Schmidt, Carl Ludwig       10-10-1853 4-26-1941      7      256
Death Cert#0000101  h/o Helena Bahn

 

Schmidt, Helen A.     2-2-1853   12-27-1918     7     257
maiden Bahn  w/o Carl Schmidt

 

Schmoll, Catherine      11-17-1833    1-17-1897       4     141
Birth date maybe 4/8/1833  w/o Frederick

 

Schmoll, Fred H.             10/19/1856     12/17/936     3     121
B:10-19-1856  D:12-17-1936  H/o Henretta Frehls
Republic 12 /25/1936
FRED SCHMOLL
Fred Schmoll, aged 80 years passed away at his home in Osco township at 10:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 1936, after an illness of three weeks.  Mr. Schmoll was born in Germany, Oct. 19, 1856, the son of Fred and Caroline Schmoll. He came to this country with his parents, at the age of 18 months. His parents settled in Osco township and it was there that he spent the most of his life.  He was married, Feb. 15, 1883, to Miss Henrietta Frels, the ceremony being performed in St. John's Lutheran church of Edford of which he was a member. Three years ago the couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. for more than half a century, Mr. Schmoll was actively engaged in farming in Osco township.  Funeral services were held in the home Monday at 1:30 p.m. and at St. John's church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Carl Hilgendorf officiating. Pallbearers were Walter and Harry Frels of Hampton, Everett Temple of Moline, Elmer Schmoll of Cambridge, Ben Frels and George Schmoll. Burial was in St. John's cemetery.  Those who survive are the widow, a daughter, Mrs. Elnora Ruark of Earl Park, Ind., four sons, Clarence and Carl of Osco township, Perry of Edford and Glenn of Moline, four brothers, Louis of Cambridge, William of Ward, Colorado, George of Rock Island and Theodore of Geneseo, and two sisters, Mrs. Amos Godfrey of Moline and Mrs. Ernest Walthers of Edford township. There are also eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Thos attending from a distance include relatives from Cambridge, Moline, Rock Island, Hampton, and other nearby cities, also a brother, William Schmoll of Ward. Colo.

Schmoll, Fredrick         11-3-1829   12-17-1922          4         138
B:11-3-1829  h/o Catherine (Maybe him;SCHMOLL FRED  C  M/W  UNK  3810275 1922-12-17 ROCK ISLAND MOLINE)

Schmoll, Henretta E.        6-22-1862   5-17-1953       3      120
maiden Frehls w/o Fred H.
Republic 5/21/1953
Mrs. Henrietta Schmoll, 90 of 309 East Main street, Geneseo died at the Hammond-Henry hospital, Geneseo, Sunday afternoon May 17.  She had been ill for the past three months.   Mrs. Schmoll, the former Henrietta Frels, was born June 20, 1862, in Hampton township, a daughter of Henry and Catherine Mantler Frels.  She had resided in Geneseo, 14 years.  On February 15, 1883, she was married to Fred Schmoll, in St. John's church Edford. and was a member of that church and the ladies aid.  Mr. Schmoll died December 18, 1936.  Survivors are four sons, Clarence of East Moline, Carl of Geneseo, Perry of Moline, and Glenn of Davenport, a daughter, Mrs. Elenora Ruark of Osco , eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.  Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, May 20, in the Myers funeral home, with the Rev. Walter Uhlig, pastor of St. John's Lutheran church, Edford, officiating.  Miss Lucille Kane was the vocalist and Mrs. Everett Gernant, organist.   Pallbearers were Elmer, and Glenn Schmoll, Marvin and Everett Gernant, Romayne Friels and Everett Temple.  Burial was in St. John's cemetery
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Birth: Feb. 11, 1867 Port Byron Rock Island County Illinois,  USA
Death: Jul. 22, 1875 Geneseo Henry County Illinois, USA
Died as a child. 
Burial:Saint John's Lutheran Church Cemetery  Geneseo Henry County
Illinois, USA 
Created by: Gerald Gernant
Record added: Jul 30, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74169596

Schmoll, Karl         1877-1881         4       140
Karl Ludwig Birth maybe:2-11-1869  s/o Frederick & Catherine Schmoll

Schmoll, Lena Caroline        Jan 1864     4-3-1877      4       139
Caroline Wilhelmine  d/o Frederick & Catherine Schmoll B:Jan 1864  D:4-3-1877

Smith, Evert C.       10-13-1906  3-27-1907        1       38
Evert Carl  s/o Julius & Ida (Boehm) Smith

Smith, Ida M.          2-14-1887    10-1-1977         6       224
Ida Mathilde maiden Boehm  w/o Julius  IDA SMITH  14 Feb 1887 Oct 1977 61240 (Coal Valley, Rock Island, IL) SS#357-44-3573 Illinois

Smith, Julius Carl         9-27-1879    6-11-1944        6         223
Death Cert#0025267  h/o Ida Boehm

Steyer, William F.        6-10-1881    9-28-1903       1     12
Franz Wilhelm Steyer

Storm, Helen Maria      2-3-1907    2-12-1907      1     37
Helen Maria Anna B;2/3/1907 d/o Richard Storm & Emma Schmoll

Storm, Ralph, son of PC & EC     4-13-1804    4-17-1804     1      33
Ralph Vernon s/o Richard & Emma (Schmoll) Storm

Storm, Richard       10-17-1879   10-11-1921     7     273
Richard William G.  Storm B;10/17/1879  D;10-11-1921 s/o Johann Storm & Catherine Schwartz Death Cert#0031645  h/o Emma Schmoll

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Frederick Kreinjob??

Unknown       12-5-1889    3-17-1890  4  163   3m 12d

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Unknown         12/21/1944      ????       4    156
(we might find later that is is the twin sister to Carol Jean Hamann  which would be Caroline Jean Hamann both born 12-21-1944)  

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Vetter, Anna Elizabeth      4-30-1833  2-29?-1895      1       14
maiden; Schmechel  w/o Gottlieb Vetter   dates might be 3-6-1833   to 2-2-1895

Walther, Alfred Frederick         2-18-1885    2-5-1970        7         252
h/o Eva (Mueller) Miller  ALFRED WALTHER  18 Feb 1885 Feb 1970 61254 (Geneseo, Henry, IL)  337-32-4397 Illinois
Unknown Paper:
Republic 1970
Alfred Frederick Walther, 84, of route 3, Geneseo, died Thursday afternoon, February 5 in the Hillcrest Nursing home.  He was born February 18, 1885, in Port Byron, the son of Ernest and Maria Schmoll Walther. He had lived in the area all of his life and was a retired farmer. On February 8, 1909, he married Eva Miller in Edford township. She died in 1929. Mr. Walther was a member of St. John's Lutheran church, Edford township.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Henry Baraks of Osco, two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two brothers, George of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Charles of Silvis, and a sister, Mrs. Flora Collis of Cleveland, Illinois. A brother also preceded him in death.  Funeral services were Saturday afternoon, February 7, in St. John's church with Rev. Alfred Schubkegel, pastor, officiating. Virgil Collis was soloist and Mrs. Arlyn Helke, organist.  Pallbearers were Frank DeWitt, James Evans, George Verplaetse, Robert Rasmussen, Raymond Wildemuth and Elmer Rahn. Burial was in St. John's cemetery.  (Contributed by M. Neuleib, typed by Fama Prokup)

Walther, E.         infant son of F & M       1-8-1894    1-10-1894       1    25  Dates could be 1/9/1894--1/9/1894

 

Walther, Ernst       1-16-1853    1-17-1941      8         288
Ernst B.  Death Cert#0000034  h/o Maria Schmoll
Republic 1-24-1941
Ernst Walther, for many years a prominent farmer in this section, died at his home in Osco at 4 o'clock Friday morning, January 17, following a lingering illness.  He reached the age of 88 years on the day before his death.  Mr. Walther was born in Germany on January 16, 1853, the some of Gottlieb and Caroline Walther.  At the age of seventeen years, he came to the United States with his brother, Charles.  He made his home with an older brother, Fred Walther near Geneseo until 1876,when he went to Fort Worth, Texas, where he remained only a short time.    After returning to this community, he took up the cobbling trade.  He was married to Miss Maria Schmoll on Dec. 31, 1882.  They celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary last Decaember.  After their marriage they resided in Rock Island county for ten years, ater which they purchased a farm in Henry county, where they remained until their retirment to Osco in 1938.   He leaves to mourn his death, his wife, three sons, Charles and Alfred, of Osco, George, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, one daughter, Mrs. Flora Collis, of Cleveland, one brother, Charles of Rock Island and eleven grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the home in Osco and at 2 o'clock at St. John's Lutheran church in Edford township, where Mr. Walther was a member.  Services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. Carl Hilgendorf.  Musical numbers were presented by Mrs. Carl Hilgendorf and Mrs. Haold Lowe with Miss Lois Hilgendorf, accompanying.  Burial was in St. John's cemetery in Edford.    Pallbearers were Bert Shaffer, Ernst Peters, Harry Schmoll, Elmer Schmoll, George Schmoll, and Lloyd Walther.

 

Walther, Eva H. R.         12-24-1889   1-13-1929      7        251
Eva Henriette Regina (Mueller) Miller B;12/24/1889 D:1-13-1929  Death Cert#0370022  w/o Alfred

Walther, Maria        1866-1959       8      289
Maria Fredricka  w/o Ernest

Weber, Infant         6-22-1933    6-22-1933
Stillborn Baby Girl of Raymond C. Weber and Hazel Betcher

Werner, Charlotte        6-24-1827  1-10-1920       7      259
B: abt 1838  D; 1/10/1920 Married #1; Gottlieb Blank #2: August Werner  WERNER CHARLOTTE                F/W  UNK  0004383 1920-01-10 HENRY  GENESEO

 

Wiese, Amelia O.      5-15-1870    8-26-1958       5    185
Amelia Ottilie  maiden; Firch  d/o David Firch & Ottilie Oelke   w/o Henry Wise

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Amelia O Wiese
Birth:   May 15, 1870
Death: Aug. 26, 1958
Burial:Saint John's Lutheran Church Cemetery Geneseo Henry County Illinois, USA
Plot: Section 5, Plot 185
Created by: Clark Magerkurth
Record added: Jul 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72974717

 

Wiese, Fred A.       1-18-1894    8-22-1895     2    81
Friedrich Arthur  B;1/18/1894  D:8/22/1895 s/o Henry Wiese & Emilie (Amelia) Firch

Wiese, Henry J.      5-11-1868 10-21-1921     5     184
Henry John  s/o John Wiese & ??? Death Cert#0031651 Name is Henry Jacob  h/o Amelia Firch
HENRY J. WIESE
Henry J. Wiese, eldest son of John and Elizabeth Wiese, was born in Osco township May 11, 1868.  He attended the school near his home and in the fall of 1882 and spring of 1883 the parochial school of St. John's congregation at Edford township and was confirmed in this church April 8, 1883.  December he was united in marriage with Miss Emilie Firch, of Edford.  This union the Lord blessed with four children, two passing away in their infancy.   Mr. Wiese was a prominent and an active member of St. John's Lutheran church of Edford.  He served the congregation at various times in the capacity of deacon, trustee and treasurer, and since January 1918 was chairman of this congregation.  Although he seemed to be of robust health he had for years been suffering more or less.  In January of this year his condition became alarming and upon advice of his physician went to Chicago to undergo an operation.  After a few weeks he again returned to his home in Edford not relieved by the operation. He lingered on for months and experienced the words of holy writ, "We must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God."   Henry J. Wiese was called from this vale of tears and entered into his heavenly home last Friday morning October 21, 1921 at 4 o'clock at his home in Geneseo.  He is survived by his wife, two children, Mrs. Wm. Loenser, and Roy, both of Edford township, one brother, Lewis Wiese of Geneseo, and one sister, Mrs. Leander Maeltzer of Edford, his aged father,who is too sick to realize the death of his son, one grandchild and many other relatives.   Funeral services were held at the late home Sunday afternoon at 1:30 and at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church of Edford township at 2:30.  Rev. A. C. Mennicke, pastor of the deceased, officiated.  Burial was in St. John's church cemetery.  The pallbearers were H. J. Magerkurth, Ed. Klewin, C. Heeren, O. W. Hoit, Chas Schroeder and Henry Gernant.  The floral offerings were many and showed in what great esteem the deceased was held.  Appropriate songs were rendered by Mrs. A. C. Mennicke and Miss Reenste Heeren.   Out of town relatives present were an aunt, Mrs. C. Wiese, Mrs. charled Leigh, Mrs. Charles Stelk, Mrs. Louise Wiese, John Wiese, Mr. and Mrs. Wiese, Mrs. Laura Peto, and Miss Camilla Peto, of Davenport, Mr. and Mrs. Oppendike, Rose Oppendike,  Louis Wiese, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Whiteside, of Joslin, Mr. and Mrs. Oppendike, Port Byron, Mrs. and Mrs. R. N. John Oppendike and sons of Rapids City, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Eipper and sons, Mrs. John Liphardt, Hillsdale, Mr. and Mrs. Crist Wildermuth of Watertown, Mrs. and Mrs. Otto cousin of the deceased.  C. A. M. John Yost and Rebeca Yost, of Rapids City.  All but the first mentioned were cousins of the deceased.

Wiese, John F.        10-8-1892   4-22-1893      2       82
Johannn Franz David Wiese B;10/8/1892 D;4/22/1893 s/o Henry Wiese & Emilie Firch

Wiese, Roy H.        1-16-1898   1-17-1925      5      183
Roy Heinrich B;1/16/1898 D;1/17/1925 s/o Henry Wiese & Emilie Firch Death Cert#0370022  Name is Roy Henry  h/oLeona Kane
Unknown Paper;
ROY HENRY WIESE
Roy Henry Wiese, son of Henry and Emilie Wiese was born neat Geneseo, on the 16th day of January, 1898, and bid farewell to hime on the 17th day of January, 1925, having completed the 27th anniversary of his birth.  The deceased was baptized in his infancy, of the 27th of February, 1898. On March 31, 1912, he renewed his baptismal vow, the continued allegiance to his Lord and Savior. This faith he professed all his life, also becoming an active worker in the Lutheran church, which was ever dear to his heart. The departed brother was united in holy matrimony to Leona Kane on June 1st. 1921. To this union one child was born, little Marjoris. The deceased leaves to mourn his early departure, his wife and daulghter, his mother, Mrs. Henry Wiese, and one sister, Mrs. Wm. Loenser, besides many relatives and friends.  Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Siegmund Thiese, Monday, who spoke comforting words to a large gathering on the words of the 73rd Psalm: "Neverthe less I am continually with thee Thou hast holden me by my right hand. Thou shalt guide me with Thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory." These words when spoken at the bedside of our departed brother, found the ready response: "And He surely will!" Do they strike this responsive chord in your heart? Hear the Word, attend the Sacrament, and they will.   (Contributed by M. Neuleib, typed by Fama Prokup)

Wolff, Marie       3-25-1829   6-27-1916   4  164   Maiden Happke/Hopkey  B:3/25/1829 D:6/27/1916  w/o Martin Friedrich WolffGeneseo Republic Newspaper, June 30, 1916Mrs. Mary Wolff was born the 25th of March 1829, and passed away the 26th of June, 1916, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Hopke, with whom she had made her home for the past eight years. Her former home was in St. Louis . At the time of her death she was aged 87 years, 3 months and one day. Her husband preceded her in death some years ago. She leaves to mourn her death, four children, twenty grand children, fifteen great-grand children and one great-great grandchild. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Fred Hopke, and at 2 o'Clock at the German Lutheran church of which she was a lifelong and faithful member. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. A.C. Mennjcke and the remains were laid to rest in the church cemetery.

Yerkey,   Timothy  Rahn       2-10-1963   6-18-2011   http://www.vandemorefuneralhome.com/sitemaker/sites/Vandem1/obit.cgi?user=401202YerkeyTimothy Rahn Yerkey 48, of rural Geneseo passed away on Saturday June 18, 2011 at his Home. Funeral Services celebrating his life will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Geneseo. Rev. Christopher Bushre will officiate. Burial will be in St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Edford Township, Geneseo. Visitation for Tim will be from 2-8 PM Tuesday at Vandemore Funeral Home Ltd., Geneseo. Memorials may be left to the Timothy Yerkey Memorial Fund.  Tim was born on February 10, 1963 in Aledo, IL; the son of James & Marilyn (Rahn) Yerkey. He was a 1981 graduate of Annawan High School. Tim graduated in 1985 from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Agriculture, while attending there he was a member of the Farmhouse Fraternity, the Meat & Livestock Judging Team, and was an Orange Crush Member. Tim was united in marriage to Sara G. Baker on June 26, 1993 in Swanton, OH. He farmed and raised registered Angus Cattle with his father Jim in rural Geneseo and Atkinson since 1990. Tim was currently employed at the Hillsdale Elevator Company, Geneseo as a Branch Manager and Grain Merchandiser for the last 21 years. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Edford Township where he was an Elder. Tim was active in 4-H and FFA and participated on several judging teams while in High School, and played Football, Basketball & Track at Annawan High School. He was a member of the Henry County Beef Association, Illinois Angus Association, American Angus Association. Tim was an avid Illini Fan.   Survivors include his wife Sara, and three daughters, Allison, Claire, and Emma Yerkey, Geneseo; his parents Jim & Marilyn Yerkey, Atkinson; one sister and spouse Tina & David Poel, Atkinson, brother-in-law & sister-in-laws Ron & Tina Baker, Jack & Shelly Baker, Jenny Baker, Mark & Lisa Baker, Bonnie Baker, Jane & Randy Pozniak, Jean & Marlan Anderson, Phil & Tami Baker, and Tim & Kim Baker.   Tim was preceded in death by his Grandparents, Clifford & Alice Rahn, and Harold & Louise Yerkey, two brother-in laws Tom & Dan Baker, and Father and Mother-in-law Francis & Norma Baker.        DAILY DISPATCH NEWSPAPER;  Timothy Rahn Yerkey, 48, of rural Geneseo, passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2011, at his home. Funeral services celebrating his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Concordia Lutheran Church, Geneseo. The Rev. Christopher Bushre will officiate. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Edford Township, Geneseo. Visitation for Tim will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo. Memorials may be left to the Timothy Yerkey Memorial Fund.  Tim was born on Feb. 10, 1963, in Aledo, the son of James and Marilyn (Rahn) Yerkey. He was a 1981 graduate of Annawan High School. Tim graduated in 1985 from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Agriculture. While attending there, he was a member of the Farmhouse Fraternity, the Meat & Livestock Judging Team and was an Orange Crush Member.   Tim was united in marriage to Sara G. Baker on June 26, 1993, in Swanton, Ohio. He farmed and raised registered Angus Cattle with his father, Jim, in rural Geneseo and Atkinson since 1990. Tim was employed currently at the Hillsdale Elevator Company, Geneseo, as a branch manager and grain merchandiser for the last 21 years. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Edford Township, where he was an Elder. In Annawan High School, Tim was active in 4-H and FFA and participated on several judging teams; he also played football, basketball and track. He was a member of the Henry County Beef Association, Illinois Angus As-sociation, American Angus Association. Tim was an avid Illini Fan.  Survivors include his wife, Sara; and three daughters, Allison, Claire, and Emma Yerkey, Geneseo; his parents Jim and Mari-lyn Yerkey, Atkinson; one sister and spouse Tina and David Poel, Atkinson, brother-in-law and sisters-in-law Ron and Tina Baker, Jack and Shelly Baker, Jenny Baker, Mark and Lisa Baker, Bonnie Baker, Jane and Randy Pozniak, Jean and Marlan Anderson, Phil and Tami Baker, and Tim and Kim Baker.  Tim was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clifford and Alice Rahn and Harold and Louise Yerkey; two brothers-in law, Tom and Dan Baker; and father and mother-in-law, Francis and Norma Baker.  Share a message of sympathy with Tim's family and view a celebration of life video at www.vandemorefuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

                    

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