May 24, 1929 Petersburg Observer
Mrs. Catherine Niemeier, age 80 years, 1 month, and 19 days died at her home southeast of Tallula May 19, at 1:45 AM following an illness of several weeks. She was born in Germany March 30, 1849 and came with her parents to the United States fifty-six years ago (1873), settling in Richland, Sangamon County, Illinois and lived there until her marriage to Weert Niemeier and has lived at her present home over fifty years. Mr. Niemeier died in 1900 and since that time she remained on the home place and her granddaughters Misses Miller have been her companions. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ruth ?(Meta) Miller of Bayliss and Mrs. Albert Miller of Pierce, Nebraska, three sons, Ben of Springfield, George of Petersburg, and Cobus of Tallula.
Funeral services were conducted at the home at 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 21, and at the Tallula Presbyterian Church at 2:30 by Rev. H. E. Jacobs of Pleasant Plains. Music was furnished be Re and Mrs. B. Selche, Mrs. Glenn Thomson, and Julius Stier of Petersburg. Pallbearers were William Rankins of Richland, Charles Bechman of Pleasant Plains, Amil Tierman of Ashland, Isaac Stout, T. A. Tomlin and S. C. Shaw of Tallula. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
Note: One of the girls that lived with her grandmother Catherine Niemeier was my mother Catherine Miller Clark. I remember her telling me how hard she worked on her grandmotherís farm.
Also the daughter that lived at Bayliss, Adams County, Illinois, was my grandmother Meta Miller. Her name was not Ruth.