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Gustave Boehm, Sandridge, Dies At Home
Gustave Boehm, 85 years old and a resident of Menard County for the past 66 years, died at his home in Sandridge precinct north of this city Monday morning May 6, following an illness of several weeks.

Mr. Boehm was born at Liepzsig, Germany on Jan 3, 1850. He spent his boyhood in his homeland, and came to America at the age of 16, going first to Philadelphia where he spent three years. Then 66 years ago, he came to Menard County and settled in Sandridge precinct, where he spent the remaining years of his life. He followed farming as a vocation, and won the liking and respect of all who knew him, through his honesty and integrity.

He was married in Petersburg on Oct 25, 1880 to Mary Aden, who preceded him in death about four years ago. Surviving are four children, Charles Boehm, and Misses Mary and Rose of this community and Mrs T. G. Heyen of Humboldt, Neb. Surviving also is one stepson, Eilert Weber: two grandchildren, one brother, Otto Boehm fo this county and one sister Mrs Hannah Stroh of Havana. Funeral services are to be held at St Pauls Evangelical church at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Frederick Schnathorst and burial will be in Rose Hill.

Transcribed by:Stacie Goble


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