JOHN COBUS SCHONE|
DEATH OF JOHN C. SCHONE
Was Born In
Germany, Lived in Menard County For Over Thirty Years
Schone died at his home in Tallula last Saturday morning, June 11, after a long
illness, aged seventy seven years. He had lived in Menard county, in the
neighborhood of Tallula for many years, and had the liking and respect of all
with whom he came in contact.
Schone was born on April 13, 1844, in Holland, Hanover, Germany. He came to
America in 1868, settling near Petersburg, and later removed to Tallula. There
he was married to Miss Emma Atterberry, and moved to a farm south of town. To
this union were born eight children, four of whom died in infancy, and another
Annie Ahlers dying in August 1919. The three living children are Mrs. Nettie
Sitzman, of near Petersburg, and Cobus and Bluford Schone, who live near Tallula.
Mr. Schone was
married a second time, in 1907, his wife being Miss Bena Ahlers of Tallula, who
survives him. In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by two
sisters, Mrs. Katherine Niemier of near Tallula, and Mrs. Dena Lucht, who lives
in Germany, nine grandchildren, and many friends.
converted and joined the Lutheran Church at the age of 14, while living in
Germany. After coming to this country he united with the Lutheran Church at
Pleasant Plains. He left the farm in 1912, removing to Tallula, where he has
services were held Monday, June 18, at 2 o'clock P.M. , from the Presbyterian
church in Tallula. Rev. Weiss of Petersburg conducted the service, assisted by
Rev. E.W. Schwartz of Pleasant Plains,. Interment was made in Greenwood
Newspaper and date unknown
Researching: Schone, Balster, Horn,
Gabriel-Juergens, Bachmann and Atterberry.