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Andrew Schleuning passed away last Thursday, at his home west of Chadwick, after a lingering illness of more than six months. The aged sufferer bore his affliction with fortitude and viewed with calm resignation the approaching end of his earthly pilgrimage.

He was born in Ulrichstein, Germany in 1833. In 1867, he came with his family to America and settled in the neighborhood where he continued to reside until his death, which occurred at the age of 73 years.

He left to mourn his departure a devoted wife, two sons, five daughters, three brothers, and 26 grand-children. The sons and daughters are Mrs. Frank Zahn of Salem, E. C. Schleuning of Fair Haven, Mrs. Reuben Knadler, of Woodland, Mrs. Charles Richter of Salem, Mrs. Felix Miller of York, Mrs. Chas. Legal of Mt. Carroll, and Conrad Schleuning, Jr. who lives at home. His brother Conrad Schleuning lives in Fair Haven, John Schleuning in Salem and Adam Schleuning at McCool Junction, Nebraska.

Deceased was a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Black Oak, in which church the funeral service was held Sunday afternoon, in charge of Rev. Wm. Kessler the pastor, who spoke in both the German and English. The text for the German discourse was taken from Rev. 3:11 and the English from Ps. 23:4.

The church was filled with the friends of the departed and many were unable to gain admission.

Burial was had at the church cemetery.