Harmon Ahlers aged 75 years passed away suddenly at his country home northwest of Tallula at 1 A.M. Monday, February 7^th . During the past week he had been suffering from a cold and a physician was called. He has had asthma for sometime and it is thought a coughing spell he had about 9 o'clock that morning affected his heart. Raymand Ahlers his grandson who has lived with him since the death of Mrs. Ahlers in December 1930, went to do the morning chores around nine o'clock and when returned found his grandfather dead. Lee Ahlers his brother was with him a the time. For many years the deceased was one of the active farmers of his community and is widely known in western Menard.

He was born in Germany on April 24, 1863 and was married twice, both wives being deceased. His first wife was Miss Anna Schone, daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. John Schone, to this union one son George was born, who resides near Petersburg. He is survived also by four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1:30 P.M at the Berg funeral home in Ashland with burial in Greenwood cemetery Tallula. Pallbearers were Edward and William Stiltz Ransom Marion, Howard Edwards, John Melchers and Walter Alexander.

Source: Petersburg Observer, February 11, 1938 Page 7

Obituary contributed by: Chris Gleason

Researching: Schone, Balster, Horn, Gabriel-Juergens, Bachmann and Atterberry.



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