JOHN C. SITZMANN
Sitzmann, Retired Farmer, Is Dead at 82
Sitzmann, 82 died at 11:00 Saturday morning, August 25 at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Anna Pritchett, in the city.
was born January 11, 1874, in Obertall, Germany, a son of Carl John and Katrina
Sitzmann. He came to this country on Sept. 10, 1891 and settled in Tallula. On
March 10, 1903, he was united in marriage with Miss Nettie Schone, of Tallula.
After their marriage they were engaged in farming in Menard county for many
years. Mrs. Sitzmann died October 3, 1947.
two sons, John and Carl Sitzmann, Petersburg. Five daughters, Mrs. Anna
Pritchett, Mrs. Emma Pritchett, Miss Kate Sitzmann and Mrs. Elsie Todd all of
Petersburg, and Mrs. Marie Dummings, of Greenview; twenty six grandchildren, and
ten great grandchildren.
was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical and reformed church of Petersburg, and
had been a member of the Men's Brotherhood of that church for many years.
The body was
taken to the home of Mr. Sitzmann's son, John Sitzmann, three and one half miles
south of Petersburg, Sunday afternoon, and funeral services were held at the
residence at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon, followed by services at 2 o'clock at St.
Paul's church conducted by Rev. Clifford Janssen. Burial was in Rose Hill
cemetery with the Satorius funeral home in charge.
and date unknown
contributed by: Chris Gleason