Was Born In Germany, Lived in Menard County For Over Thirty Years

 John Cobus 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.

John Cobus 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.

He was 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 since lived.

Funeral 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 Cemetery.

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Contributed by: Chris Gleason

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



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