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Thomson Review (Thomson, IL)
19 Jan 1939

Former Savanna Resident Dies In California Home George Jenks, 77, a native of Savanna, died Friday afternoon at his home in Covina, Calif., of a heart attack, relatives in Savanna have been notified. Funeral services and burial took place in Covina early this week.

He was born in Savanna May 4, 1861, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.L.B. Jenks, and resided in that city until a few years ago when he and his family left for Covina to make their home. He was a charter member of Mississippi lodge, A.F. and A.M., and Mississippi chapter, Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Glen Harnish of Fresno, Calif., and Mrs. John McKay of Glendale, Calif., a son, Ben Jenks of Covina; two grandchildren; a brother, I.B. Jenks of Clinton, Ia.; a nephew, Fred C. Jenks; cousins, Charles N., Franc H. Jenks, and Mrs. John B. Rhodes, all of Savanna.



Births

A son born Dec 24 to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thompson, Lanark.

A son, Leslie Lee, born Dec. 14 to Mr. and Mrs. Howard L. Schmidt, Woodland township.

A son, James Lee, born Dec. 21 in Savanna to Mr. and Mrs. Irvin W. Hitchcock, Sabula, Ia.

A son, William Wayne, born Dec. 24 to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne W. Thulen, Savanna.

A son, Ronnie Arnold, born Dec. 11 to Mr. and Mrs. Bennie A. Meek, Savanna.

A daughter, Shirley Ruth, born Dec. 11 to Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig J. Albrecht, Washington township.

A daughter, Lina Beth, born in Savanna Dec. 19 to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hinebaugh, Salem township.

A daughter, Donalee Joyce, born Dec. 5 to Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Adams, Lanark.

A daughter, Bonnie Jean, born Dec. 10 to Mr. and Mrs. Evan C. Strauch, Milledgeville.

A daughter, Wanda Lou, born Dec. 13 to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Morhardt, Freedom township.

A daughter, Jacqulee Emily, born Dec. 13 to Mr. and Mrs. Jack H Crawford, Mt. Carroll township.

A daughter, Mary Ellen, born on Dec. 30 to Mr. and Mrs. Neil H. Johns, Washington township.

A daughter, Marcia Kay, born on Dec. 21 to Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Swift, Savanna.

A daughter, Darlene Marian, born Dec. 10 to Mr. and Mrs. Marion D Cross, Savanna.

A daughter, Julia Ann, born Dec. 6 to Mr. and Mrs. Virgil John Keehner, Savanna.

A daughter Janet Marie, born Dec. 1 to Mr. and Mrs. Luther Leavens, Washington township.

Deaths

Margaret Catherine Beck, 79, died Dec. 15 in Mt. Carroll; buried in Oak Hill cemetery, Mt. Carroll.

Leslie Lee Schmidt, 3 days, died Dec. 16 in Woodland township; buried in Oak Hill cemetery.

James Blaine Fitzpatrick, 52, died Dec. 14 in Woodland township; buried in Savanna cemetery.

Francis F. Craig, 81, died Dec. 27 in Mt. Carroll; buried in Oak Hill cemetery.

Wallace Johnston, 77, died Dec. 31 in Freedom township. Buried in Arnold’s Grove cemetery, Freedom.

Walter F. Sunderland, 91, died Dec. 11 in Milledgeville. Buried in Bethel cemetery, Milledgeville.

Kathryn Schreiner, 76, died Dec. 27 in Fair Haven township. Buried in Chadwick cemetery.

Charles Franklin Spengler, 70, died Dec. 6 in Shannon. Buried in St. Wendlin cemetery, Cherry Grove township.

Susan Jennie Straw, 88, died Dec. 17 in Shannon. Buried in Brethren cemetery, Shannon.

Anna Garman, 68, died Dec. 23 in Shannon. Buried in Brethren cemetery.

Adam Carl Wingerd, 76, died Dec 9 in Lanark. Buried in Lanark cemetery.

Mary Hanse Horner, 73, died Dec. 18 in Lanark. Buried in Lanark cemetery.

Mary Elizabeth Brenaman, 88, died Dec. 21 in Lanark. Buried in Lanark cemetery.

Albert Allen Lutz, 72, died Dec. 31 in Lanark. Buried in Lanark cemetery.

Margaret DeManus Carroll, 81, died Dec. 20 in York township. Buried in Upper York cemetery.

Theodore George Lux, 51, died Dec. 7 in Savanna township of carbon monoxide poisoning. Buried in t. Marins cemetery, Cascade, Ia.

Lillian Shadle Curts, 67, died Dec. 7 in Savanna. Buried in Savanna cemetery.

Frank Allen Taylor, 63, died Dec. 9 in Savanna. Buried in Bloomington, Wis.

Ada Plattenberger, 78, died Dec 13 in Savanna. Buried in Savanna cemetery.

Laura G Carpenter, 78, died Dec. 14 in Savanna. Buried in Upper York cemetery.

Emilio R DeStefano, 35, died Dec. 22 in Washington township. Buried in Rock Island National cemetery, Rock Island, Ill.

Donald J. Swingley, 27, died Dec. 21 in Savanna. Buried in Savanna cemetery.

Louise Trousdale, 76, died Dec. 21 in Savanna. Buried in Mosquito Hill cemetery, Washington township.

Mary Jane Scott, 63, died Dec. 27 in Savanna. Buried in Savanna cemetery.


Betty Plock, Shannon

Betty Plock, 8, died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at St Francis hospital in Freeport after an illness of three months. The child was born Oct 26, 1930, daughter of Irwin and Katherine…?



CORONER HAS BUSY YEAR IN THIS COUNTY
CONDUCTS 17 INQUESTS AND THIRTEEN INQUIRIES DURING PAST 12 MONTHS
5 Suicide Cases
RELEASE LIST OF CASES HANDLED THROUGH HIS OFFICE IN 1938

Seventeen inquests and 13 inquiries were conducted in 1938 by Coroner J.B. Schreiter of Savanna, according to a report just released by him. Of this total 12 were conducted in Savanna, eight in Mt. Carroll, four in Milledgeville, three in Shannon, two in Lanark, and one in Chadwick. In five cases verdicts of suicides were given.

Inquests were conducted in the following cases:

William A. Harris, inquest held in Savanna Jan. 12 and 13. Died on Jan. 12 from crushing and burning injuries in caboose telescoped by oil tank car at Lanark.

Clarence G. Lamoreux, inquest held in Milledgeville Feb. 9. Died on that date from gun shot wound in face, self-inflicted.

John Connors, inquest at Mt. Carroll March 3. Died previous day from injuries and resultant shock and exposure. Connors was found under Milwaukee overpass at Preston Prairie.

Cornelius McGrath, inquest in Savanna April 3. Died April 2 of injuries suffered when hit by auto.

Jens Christian Hansen, inquest in Savanna April 4. Died April 3 of fractured neck suffered in fall while cleaning walls at home.

George G. Friederick, inquest in Milledgeville April 14. Died that day of shot gun wound in head, self inflicted with suicidal intent.

Hiram Fulrath, inquest in Mt. Carroll May 9. Died May 8 of suicidal hanging.

William M. Bogott, inquest in Milledgeville June 13. Death due to drowning in Elkhorn creek June 12.

Arthur Edwards, inquest in Fair Haven June 25. Died by accidental drowning in Fair Haven June 25.

Joyce Bernadine Bogue, inquest in Savanna July 26. Died July 25 of shock and hemorrhage resulting from traumatic amputation of left foot received when she stepped in front of mower sickle.

William Douglas Wessels, inquest at Milledgeville Sept. 12. Accidental shotgun wound of left chest penetrating heart was cause of death.

Orval White, inquest at Savanna ?es received when run over by rail? Oct. 19. Died of shock from injuries ?road locomotive west of Sabula, Ia.

Daniel W Ackerman, inquest at Mt. Carroll Oct. 20. Died Oct. 20 of injuries received when struck by auto.

Mrs. Esther Watjes, inquest at Shannon Oct 29. Death due to suicidal hanging Oct. 29. Occurred in Cherry Grove township.

Theodore J Dorse, inquest at Savanna Nov 15. Died Nov. 15 of injuries received when car overturned at Thomson.

John Tallman, inquest at Lanark Nov. 30. Died Nov. 30 of injuries received and probably complicated by drowning when car he was driving left pavement and overturned in creek just east of Lanark.

Theodore George Lux, inquest at Savanna Dec 9. Died Dec. 7 of carbon monoxide poisoning in car stalled in mud south of Savanna.

Inquiries were held in these cases:

George W. Fulrath at Mt. Carroll. Died Jan. 10 of chest injuries received in fall downstairs at his home.

Ida Taylor, inquiry at Mt. Carroll Feb. 16. Death due to chronic heart trouble.

Grace Engles, inquiry at Lanark June 19. Contusion of brain from injuries received from fall.

George W Smith, inquiry at Mt. Carroll Sept. 8. Death probably due to coronary embolism.

Jasper R. Cunningham, inquiry at Savanna Sept. 21. Coronary embolism. Fell dead on engine in Milwaukee yards at Savanna.

H.J. Weisner, inquiry at Savanna Oct. 7. Coronary thrombosis. Dropped dead at Milwaukee roundhouse, Savanna.

Jennie M. Kellogg, inquiry in Washington township Oct 10. Chronic valvular heart.

James Colebaugh, inquiry at Savanna Oct 14. Chronic valvular heart.

Olice M. Atherton, inquiry at Mt. Carroll Oct. 25. Coronary embolism.

Frank Hoover, inquiry at Mt. Carroll Nov 4. Pulmonary hemorrhage.

Mrs. Tjalda Groen, inquiry at Shannon Nov 29. Found dead in home. Probablye cause of death – heart attack.

Lillian Shadle Curts, inquiry at Savanna Dec. 11. Death due to heart attack about three days before.

Susanna Straw, inquiry at Shannon Dec. 18. Death probably due to coronary thrombosis.


Thomson Review, 26 Jan 1939

E. Cheeseman, Shannon

Elijah Cheeseman, 82, died suddenly at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at his home at Shannon.

He was born June 25, 1866 on a farm one mile south of Shannon, son of George and Caroline Cheeseman. Dec. 16, 1886, he married Emma Diehl.

Surviving are his widow; two sisters, Mrs. Esther Hyzer of Richland Ia., and Mrs. Elizabeth Biles of Pender, Neb.; three brothers, Henry of Alta, Ia., and Joseph and Charles both of Shannon, and numerous other relatives.

R.B. Johnston, Mt. Carroll

Robert B. Johnston, 76, died at 10 a.m. Friday (20 Jan 1939) at his home in Freedom township northeast of Mt. Carroll. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the home and burial was in Arnold’s Grove cemetery in Freedom.

Mr. Johnston was born Nov. 28, 1862, in Freedom, the son of John and Mina Johnston.

Surviving are his wodow, one son Harl, of Freedom township, and two brothers, William of Mt. Carroll and George of Bloomfield, Ia.

F.A. Stulken, Savanna

Frederick A. Stulken, 75, died shortly before five o’clock Saturday (21 Jan 1939) morning at the home of his daughter Mrs. William Getty, at the Savanna Ordnance depot. He had been confined to his bed for 12 weeks before his death.

Funeral services were held Monday morning in the Fuller funeral home in Savanna with the Rev. T.S. Cleworth officiating. Burial was made at Monticello, Ia.

Surviving are two daughters; Mrs. William Hardy of Chicago and Mrs. Getty, two sons E? A. Stulken of LaCrosse, Wis. And Henry Stulken of Florida, several grandchildren, two great grandchildren, a brother and a sister.

Wm G Law, Savanna

William G Law veteran Savanna druggist died about one o’clock on Wednesday (25 Jan 1939) afternoon at his home in Savanna after a lingering illness. Funeral plans had not been announced Wednesday night.

Mr. Law is survivied by his widow, two sons, Ives and Boyd of Belvidere, five grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Wade Eldredge of Savanna.


Thomson Review, 2 Feb 1939

W. A. Heefner, Chadwick

W. A. Heefner, 55, retired farmer who lived north of Chadwick, died suddenly Sunday (29 Jan 1939) morning at Deaconess hospital in Freeport where he had submitted to surgery about two weeks ago.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the Frank funeral home in Chadwick with the Rev. L.M. Philips officiating. Burial was in the Lanark cemetery.

Surviving are his widow; three brothers, John C., Waynesboro, Pa., Lloyd of Lanark and Herbert of California; and one sister, Mrs. George W. Smith of Milledgeville.

Gottlob Rath, Savanna

Gottlob Rath, 73, lifelong resident of this county, died at his home north of Savanna Sunday (29 Jan 1939) morning. He had been ill for about a year.

Funeral services were held at two o’clock Tuesday afternoon from the Derinda Center Lutheran church with burial in the Derinda cemetery.

He was born in Washington township north of Savanna Nov. 15, 1865, son of John and Katherine Schmidt Rath. He never married.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. William Haring and Mrs. Charles Wurster, and a brother, John Rath, all living north of Savanna; four half sisters, Mrs. Martin Lister, Clinton, Mrs. Amelia Wurster, Mrs. Roy Messmer and Mrs. William Reibel, all of near Savanna, and two half brothers, George and Charles Rath of near Savanna.

Mrs. Mary Burkett, Chadwick

Mrs. Mary Burkett, 83, died at 7 a.m. Saturday (28 Jan 1939) at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O.H. Rahn, in Chadwick, where she had been spending the winter.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Hope Evangelical church with the pastor, Rev. L.M. Philips, officiating. Burial was in the Burkett cemetery east of Dixon.

Surviving are one son, Edward of Braddock, Pa.; three daughters, Mrs. J.G. Brandt of Rockford, Mrs. R.O. Greig of Buffalo, N.Y., and Mrs. Rahn; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

John Madison, Savanna

John Madison, 56, resident of Savanna for more than 50 years, died Jan. 26, at the home of his sister, Mrs. T.C. Thompson, in that city. He had suffered a paralytic stroke a few days before.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Community church in Savanna with the Rev. T.S. Cleworth officiating. Burial was in the Savanna cemetery with Savanna lodge, I.O.O.F. in charge of rites at the grave.

Mr. Madison was born in Sabula, Ia., Feb. 26, 1882, son of Christian and Georgine Madison. He was unmarried.

Surviving are two brothers, Walter and William; one sister, Mrs. Thompson; and a half-sister, Miss Helen Madison, all of Savanna, and nine nieces and nephews.

Mrs. J.L. Chambers, Milledgeville Mrs. Jacob L. Chambers, 83, died at 4 a.m. last Thursday (26 Jan 1939) morning at her home in Milledgeville. She had been ill for several months.

Funeral rites were held at two o’clock Saturday afternoon in the home. Burial was in Oak Knoll Memorial Park near Sterling.

Mrs. Chambers was born Oct. 28, 1855, in Lawrence county, Indiana, and came to Illinois in 1861. She married Mr. Chambers April 30, 1873, and they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in 1938.

Surviving are her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Arthur Deets, Chadwick, Miss Ida Chambers of Fayetteville, Ark., Mrs. T.N. Thompson of Rockford, and Mrs. Ada Wolf of Milledgeville; two sons, Don and Jacob Chambers both of Milledgeville.

H. Yoeckel, Savanna

Henry Yoeckel, 89, died at 9:30 a.m. Friday (27 Jan 1939) at the home of a son, Otto Yoeckel, near Savanna.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Otto Yoeckel home and at St. Paul’s Lutheran church west of Chadwick. Rev. J. W. Bucklin, pastor, officiated and burial was in the church cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, Otto and Henry Yoeckel, Savanna, and Adam Yoeckel, Chadwick; a brother, Carl Yoeckel, Chadwick; and a sister, Mrs. William Heinze, Savanna. Two brothers in Germany also survive.

Mrs. Alfred Clay, Lanark

Mrs. Alfred Clay, 76, died at 3 a.m. Saturday (28 Jan 1939) at her home in Lanark after a brief illness with heart trouble.

Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the home and at the Church of God in Lanark. Burial was made in Union cemetery, Jo Daviess county.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lena Mummett, Mt. Carroll, and Mrs. Pauline Stoif, Kent; two sons, Clarence and Henry of Lanark; six grandchildren and one great grandchild; two brothers, August Sites, of Freeport, and Louis Sites, Mt. Carroll; and two sisters, Mrs. Addie Aurand, Stockton, and Miss Tillie Frederick of Nebraska.


Thomson Review, 9 Feb 1939

Mrs. J.E. McGrath, Savanna

Mrs. J.E. McGrath, 73, a native of Savanna township, died Saturday (4 Feb 1939) afternoon in East Moline where she had for about four years been a patient in the state hospital.

Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon in the Christian funeral home in Mt. Carroll with burial in Oak Hill cemetery.

She is survived by four sons, Doty and Bion of Savanna, Winsel of Mt. Carroll, and Robert of Hays, Kans., one daughter, Mrs. George Meyers of Mt. Carroll; one sister, Mrs. Abbie Wires of Mt. Carroll, and several grandchildren.

Mrs. H.B. Hendrick, Milledgeville

Mrs. H.B. Hendrick, 70, died shortly after noon Monday (6 Feb 1939) at her home in Milledgeville after a brief illness with pneumonia. Funeral rites will be conducted at 1:30 this afternoon at the home with the Rev. W.S. Feldwisch and Dr. W.S. Bell officiating. Burial will be in Oak Knoll Memorial park.

She was born July 5, 1868, in Winterset, Ia., daughter of John and Emily Hunger. She married Howard Hendrick, Oct. 23, 1892. She was a member of the Methodist church and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are her husband and a number of other relatives.

Frank Boyd, Shannon

Frank M. Boyd, 76, of Shannon, died at 8 o’clock Wednesday evening, Feb. 1, at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Weigle of Shannon. He had been ill for only a few days though his health had not been good for several years. He had formerly served as village marshal in Shannon and also had been a member of the village board.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the home and at the Methodist church in Shannon. The Rev. W.E. West of Mt. Morris officiated and burial was in the Brethren cemetery at Shannon.

Surviving are three children, Mrs. Nora Weigle of Lombard, Mrs. Harry Weigle of Shannon and Earl Boyd of Mt. Carroll; six sisters, Mrs. Effa Fink of Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. Kate Roming of Los Angeles, Mrs. Leah Anderson of Shannon, Miss Bertha Boyd of Mt. Carroll, Miss Ella Boyd of Evanston, and Mrs. Grace Gsell of Mt. Carroll, and one brother, Clinton, of Milledgeville.

C.M. Byers, Shannon

Christian M. Byers, 67, died Feb. 3 at his home in Shannon after a short illness.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the home and at the Evangelical church in that city. The Rev. S.G. Eberly officiated and burial was in the Brethren cemetery.

Surviving are his widow, the former Elizabeth Heeren; two sons, Leo and Porter, who reside near Shannon; and five brothers, Walter, Harvey and George, all of Shannon, Archie of Brookville, and Grant of Vayland, S.D.


Thomson Review, 16 Feb 1939

Mrs. Rosetta Hines, Milledgeville

Mrs. Rosetta Hines, 87, died at 7 a.m. Feb 9, at the home of her son, Ray, southwest of Milledgeville after an illness of several weeks.

Funeral services were held at ? Sunday at the Brethren church with Dr. W.S. Bell officiating. Burial was in Bethel cemetery.

She was born May 12, 1851, in Earlville, the daughter of Joseph and Deborah Labee, and was married to Fred Hines Feb. 7, 1880. After their marriage they moved to a farm near Milledgeville where they resided until about 25 years ago when they retired and moved to Milledgeville. Mr. Hines died Feb. 12, 1930.

Surviving are four sons, George of Mountain Home, Idaho, Delbert of BUlton, Ray of Celeta, and Fred of Dixon. Three children preceded her in death.

Mrs. Priscilla Billick, Savanna

Mrs. Priscilla Herbig Billick, 80, died at 9 p.m. Feb 8, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Chase of Savanna. She had resided there since November when she came to Savanna from Freeport.

(Remainder illegible)

Lundy Infant, Milledgeville

Brief funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Lundy of Milledgeville were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Lundy home by the Rev. W.S. Feldwisch, pastor of the Milledgeville Methodist church. Burial was made in Bethel cemetery.

The child died soon after birth on Saturday.

Mrs. Britton Cluck, Lanark

Mrs. Britton Cluck, 96, died at 11 p.m. Sunday (12 Feb 1939) in the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Schneider, south of Lanark. She was one of Carroll county’s oldest residents, coming here with her parents when she was but a year old. She was born Feb. 5, 1843, in Maryland.

Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon in Frank Brothers funeral chapel in Mt. Carroll with the Rev James A. Foard, pastor of the Mt. Carroll Methodist church, officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill cemetery.

The daughter, Mrs. Schneider, is the only survivor. Mr. Cluck died in 1913.

Lewis Rodermel, Shannon

Lewis Rodermel, 82, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday (12 Feb 1939) at his home in Shannon. He was born near Forreston, March 7, 1856, son of Martin and Mary Rodermel.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the home with burial in the Brethren cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, the fomer Emerill Hoffa, whom he married Jan. 9, 1881, six children, Alvin of Polo, William and Charles Rodermel, Mrs. Mabel Bradley, Mrs. Maude Kampmeier and Cora ?, all of Shannon; 21 grandchildren; and two sisters, MRs. Martha Rinehart, Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Hanna Biehl, Marshalltown, Ia.


Thomson Review, 23 Feb 1939

Mrs. C. Buckwalter, Mt. Carroll

Mrs. Clayton Buckwalter, 92, died at 4 a.m. Feb 16 at her home in Mt. Carroll. Funeral rites were conducted Saturday afternoon in the Christian funeral home in that city, with burial in Oak Hill cemetery.

She was born Aug. 13, 1846 in Wrightville, Pa.

Surviving are her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Mamie Pfeiffer of Mt. Carroll.

A.F. Lowman, Lanark

A Fenton Lowman, 76, a lifelong resident of Lanark and vicinity, died at 10:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at Evangelical Deaconess hospital in Freeport, after a brief illness.

He was born Sept. 10, 1862, at Arnold’s Grove northwest of Lanark and spend most of his life on a farm in the vicinity. Three years age he moved to Lanark, making his home with a cousin, Mrs. Emma Puterbaugh. He was unmarried, and was the last member of his family.

Henry Geisz, Chadwick

Henry Geisz, 64, died suddenly of a heart attack shortly after eight o’clock Saturday (18 Feb 1939) morning as he sat in a chair in the Harris hardware store in Chadwick.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the hom of his brother, John, and from the Salem Lutheran church. The Rev. Edwin Weidbusch officiated and burial was in the church cemetery.

Surviving are three brothers, John, Charles and Conrad, and a sister, Mrs. C.C. Miller, all of Chadwick.

Mrs. Clara Hanson, Mt. Caroll

Mrs. Clara Hanson, 84, died at 10:15 a.m. Saturday (18 Feb 1939) at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, the Rev. and Mrs. R.H. Seitner in Mt. Carroll.

Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Baptist parsonage and the following day the body was taken to Greenwood, Ind., for services and burial.

She was born Oct. 2, in 1854, in Southport, Ind. Surviving, besides her daughter, Mrs. Seitner, are three brothers, Frank and William Todd of Greenwood, Ind., and Samuel of Indianapolis, and two sisters, Mrs. Nora Carson and Mrs. Anna Porter both of Greenwood.

William Somerville, Mt. Carroll

William Somerville, 91, died at 7 p.m. Friday (17 Feb 1939) at his home in Mt. Carroll. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the home and at the Methodist church with the Rev. J.A. Foard officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill cemetery.

Mr. Somerville was born Jan. 21, 1848 in Ireland, son of William and Isabella Somerville. He was married Dec. 23, 1874. Surviving are his wife, six daughters, Mrs. Viola Dixon, Mrs. Edna Smith, Mrs. Cora Moore and Florence Elliott, all of Mt. Carroll, Mrs. Rozena Roberts of Savanna, and Mrs. Alice Smith of Conrad, Iowa; and one son, William Jr., of Mt. Carroll.

John Vogt, Savanna

John Vogt, 82, died Friday (17 Feb 1939) evening at his home in Savanna following a four-day illness. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Community church with Rev. T. Stuart Cleworth officiating. Burial was in the Savanna cemetery.

Surviving are a foster son, Joseph Vogt, at home; three brothers, Ed of Argo-Fa, Mathew of Bellevue, Ia., and Henry of Hanover, and one sister, Mrs. Anna Chapman of Hanover.

Thomas Schell Died Tuesday in His Home in Polo

Thomas K. Schell, 58, for many years a resident of Milledgeville and recently a resident of Polo, passed away at his home in Polo Tuesday (21 Feb 1939) following a lingering illness from complications.

He was born June 11, 1880 at Polo, the son of Thomas and Matilda Schell. They moved to Milledgeville when Mr. Schell was a child. He was married Nov. 20, 1907 to Maude Freas of Milledgeville, who survives besides one daughter, Miss Wilma Schell, supervisor of music in Rock Falls. Also surviving are two brothers, William and Charles Schell of Milledgeville.

Funeral services will be conducted from the home at 1:30 Thursday and at 2 o’clock from the Polo Lutheran church. The Rev. C.D. Kammeyer., pastor of the church, will officiate.


Thomson Review, 2 Mar 1939

Aged Lanark Resident is Laid to Rest
Mrs. Mary Force, 94, Died Sunday Evening in Her Home at Lanark
Rites Tuesday

Came Here in 1877; Was the Oldest Resident of the City

Mrs. Mary Force, Lanark’s oldest resident, died at 6:30 Sunday (26 Feb 1939) evening at her home in Lanark. She had reached the age of 94 years. Death was caused by influenza from which she had suffered for about two weeks. However, she had continued to do most of her own housework until two or three days before her death.

Funeral services for Mrs. Force were conducted at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon in the Speers funeral home in Lanark with the Rev. I.D. Leatherman, pastosr of the Church of the Brethren, officiating. Burial was in the Lanark cemetery.

Mary Clemmer was born Nov. 4, 1884 (typo?) in Montgomery county, Pa. She was married to John Force in 1871, and six years later they came to Illinois and settled in Mt. Carroll. A few years later the family move to Lanark where, after the death of her husband, Mrs. Force continued to reside, a son, Wallace, making his home with her. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren and was an active worker in all church affairs.

Surviving are two sons, Wallace and Harvey, and a daughter, Mrs. Eva Mathias, all of Lanark; 13 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral of Supervisor Held Sunday
Hans Johnson, 87, Died Thursday at His Home in Savanna
Born in Denmark

Contractor Here Since 1884; Served as Supervisor for 20 Years

Funeral rites for Hans Johnson, 87 year old Savanna contractor and township supervisor, were conducted at 2:30 Sunday afternoon in the Savanna Episcopal church. Burial was made in the Savanna cemetery.

Mr. Johnson’s death occurred at 8:30 Thursday (23 Feb 1939) morning in his Savanna home. He had been in poor health for several years but his last illness was short.

He was born in Denmark, Feb. 3, 1852, and came to the United States in 1882. Shortly after coming to this country he was married to Bernadine Nelson in Maquoketa. They resided there for about two years, then moved to Savanna. There Mr. Johnson entered the contracting business and was the contractor for the erection of a great many of Savanna’s business houses and private homes. He also was building contractor for a great many buildings in other towns of Carroll county.

He has served as supervisor or assistant supervisor of Savanna township for about 20 years and, at the time of his death, had two years remaining to serve of his present term. He was a charter member of the Savanna Rotary club and was a member of the Episcopal church.

Surviving are five sons, Fred, Carl, Hans, Julius and Alfred, all of Savanna, one daughter, Mrs. William Hardcastle; eight granddaughters; one grandson, and three great grandchildren.


Thomson Review, 9 Mar 1939

Hold Rites for Former Resident
Jacob Zeerup Lived on Mabel Barrett Place East of Thomson Many Years

Jacob Zeerup, for many years a resident of Fulton, passed away on Saturday (4 Mar 1939) forenoon in his home at that place, following a long illness.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the First Reformed church in Fulton, with the pastor, Rev. W.H. Vandermeer, officiating. Burial was in the Fulton cemetery.

Mr. Zeerup was born April 1, 1863 in the Netherlands, and with his parents went to Fulton 55 years ago. There, about three years later he married Miss Gertie Musk of Fulton, who died many years ago. To that union were born two children, Mrs. Harry Proost of Morrison and Mrs. Garrett Dornbush of Fulton, who survive.

Later Mr. Zeerup married Miss Sarah Zielstra, who died in Feb. 1938. To this union were born six children who also survive. They are Mrs. Henry Geerts of Milledgeville, Mrs. William Sandaler of Clinton, Ia., Harry of Fulton, Mrs. Beulah Larkey of Fulton, Mrs. Roy Larkey of Malvern, Ia., Mrs. Louis Buikema of Clinton, Ia. There are also 20 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a brother Richard Zeerup and a sister, Mrs. Alice Kuiper, both of Grand Rapids, Mich., who survive.

His parents, a daughter, Winnie, a brother, and a sister also preceded him in death.

Carroll County Resident is Laid to Rest

Sherman Carter, husband of the former Minnie Williams of Albany, passed away last week in St. Francis hospital, Freeport, from a ruptured appendix.

Mr. Carter was widely known in several states because of his grade Registered Polled Hereford cattle which he sold in several states and maintains a herd of 69 head the year round. He had a wide circle of friends and was highly respected.

Mr. Carter was a director of Blackhawk Production Credit association, and belonged to several other organizations.

Funeral servies were held at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon from the Church of the Brethren in Lanark of which he was a member, with Rev. I.D. Leatherman officiating.

Mr. Carter leaves his widow, the former Minnie Williams who at this time will try to continue operating the stock farm and business.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Beach, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Ege and Will Reynolds of Cordova and Albany attended the funeral.

Mrs. Chas. Beck, Savanna

Mrs. Charles Beck, 64, died at 6:20 Tuesday (7 Mar 1939) morning in the Savanna city hospital. She was found lying unconscious in the yard at her home north of Savanna Monday evening and was rushed to the hospital.

Mary Fehler was born May 12, 1874, in Derinda Center, daughter of Michael and Barbara Fehler. She married Charles Beck in 1898.

Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Ned Robbe of Derinda, Helen and Gladys at home; a sister, Mrs. August Brudi of Mt. Carroll, and two brothers, Frank and Henry, both of near Mt. Carroll.

Mary Thompson, Savanna

Mary Thompson, 60, died at her home in Savanna at 5:35 p.m. on Thursday (2 Mar 1939) of heart trouble. She had been ill for about three months. Funeral services were held at two o’clock Saturday afternoon at the Fuller funeral home.

She was born July 29, 1878 in Mt. Carroll, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nels Thompson and came to Savanna when a child.

Surviving are four brothers, Thomas, Peter and William Thompson of Savanna, and George of Topeka, Kans., and one sister, Mrs. Anna Piper of Chicago.

Carl Roderick, Milledgeville

Carl Roderick, 61, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday (2 Mar 1939) at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bernie Maberry in Milledgeville after an illness of three days. Funeral services were held at 2:30 Sunday afternoon in the Shirk funeral chapel. The Rev. W.S. Feldwisch officiated and burial was in Bethel cemetery.

Mr. Roderick was born Oct. 29, 1877, in Milledgeville, son of Joseph and Sarah Atherton Roderick. He spend most of his life in Milledgeville.

Suviving are two daughters, Mrs. Maberry of Milledgeville and Mrs. Arthur Bailey of California; a son, Joe of California; two brothers, John and Oliver and a sister, Mrs. Clint Geary, all of Milledgeville.

Harry Shaw, Savanna

Harry M. Shaw, 59, died at 7:05 p.m. Sunday (5 Mar 1939) in the home of his wife’s mother, Mrs. Frank Hatfield, north of Savanna. He had been suffering with a heart ailment and complications.

Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday in Savanna by the Rev. T.S. Cleworth, pastor of the Community church. Burial was made in Boone, Iowa, Wednesday.

Mr. Shaw was born Jan. 14, 1880, in Boone, son of John and Kate Shaw. He lived in Clinton for many years, moving to Savanna Dec. 1, 1938. He married Miss Belle Hatfield of Savanna Aug. 11, 1921.

Mrs. Ida Nelson, Lanark

Mrs. Ida Nelson, 70, died at 9:30 Saturday (4 Mar 1939) night in her home at Lanark after a long illness. Funeral rites were conducted in the Lanark Methodist church Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. Thomas E. Doyle in charge. Burial was in the Savanna cemetery.


Thomson Review, 16 Mar 1939

David Rice, Lanark

David Rice, 69, died Saturday (11 Mar 1939) at the Frank Dittsworth home in Lanark after an illness of seven weeks. Funeral services were conducted on Monday at 1 p.m. in the Speers funeral home and at 2 p.m. in the Church of the Brethren at Lanark. The Rev. I.D. Leatherman officiated and burial was in the Cherry Grove cemetery.

Mr. Rice was born July 4, 1869 in Greencastle Pa., and came to this community many years ago.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews residing in and near Lanark.

Amidon Infant, Thomson

An infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Amidon of Thomson died Friday (10 Mar 1939) morning in the Savanna hospital 12 hours after birth. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the grave in the Savanna cemetery.

John Hurless, Mt. Carroll

John Hurless, about 80 years old, died about midnight March 15 at the county home south of Mt. Carroll after a heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon in the Shirk funeral home in Milledgeville. Dr. W.S. Bell officiated and burial was made in the Hazel Green cemetery.

Surviving are two sisters and a granddaughter, Mrs. Glen Harms of Sterling.


Thomson Review, 23 Mar 1939

Grace Beckenkeller and Harvey Hartman Are Wed March 14 in Clinton, Iowa

Ceremony Takes Place at St. John’s Lutheran Church in that City

Miss Grace Beckenkeller of Mt. Carroll and Harvey Hartman of Chadwick were united in marriage Tuesday afternoon, March 14, in a quiet ceremony which took place at St. John’s Lutheran church in Clinton, Ia. The single ring service was read by the pastor, the Rev. John Torgler.

Attending the couple were Miss Bessie Hartman, sister of the groom, and Preston Downing of Mt. Carroll.

For her wedding gown the bride wore a medium blue crepe dress with navy accessories. Her attendant also wore a blue gown.

Mrs. Hartman is a daughter of Mrs. Richard Beckenkeller of Mt. Carroll and is well known here as the family formerly resided in this vicinity. She attended rural schools in this county. Mr. Hartman is the son of Edward K. Hartman of Fair Haven township and has always resided in this community, attending the local schools.

For the last few years he has been engaged in farming with his father. The newlyweds will make their home with Mr. Hartman’s father for the present.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Homer Bushman Are Held Saturday
Death Occurred Friday Morning Following Brief Illness

Private funeral services for Mrs. Homer Bushman, 45, who died Friday (17 Mar 1939) morning at 10:15 were conducted from the home Saturday morning with the Rev. L.M. Philips, pastor of the Hope Evangelical church officiating. Burial was made in Bethel cemetery near Milledgeville.

Mrs. Bushman’s death was caused by pneumonia complicated by diphtheria, from which she had been suffering for several days, and was a great shock to her many friends and relatives in this community.

Minnie Boughman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Boughman, was born Sept. 1, 1893, on a farm south of Milledgeville. She received her education in the schools of that community. Nov 25, 1914, she was married to Homer Bushman. The couple made their home on farms in the vicinity of Milledgeville until about two years ago when they moved to a farm near Chadwick. Mrs. Bushman was active in church work in the Hope church here and had a wide circle of friends in the community.

She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Goldthorpe, and a son, Lyle, both at home. Her parents and a sister Irene Boughman preceded her in death.

Casket attendants were Clay Deens (sp), Nelson Bushman, John Karrow and C.C. Goldthorpe of Milledgeville. Don Harris and Charles Hunberger of Chadwick.

Mrs. Homer Bushman, Chadwick

Mrs. Homer Bushman, 45, died Friday (17 Mar 1939) morning at her home near Chadwick after a week’s illness with diphtheria. Private funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon from the home with the Rev. I.M. Phillips officiating. Burial was in the Bethel cemetery near Milledgeville.

Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Goldthorpe; and a son, Lyle, all at home.

Henry Yost Funeral is Held Sunday

Fair Haven Native Died on Thursday (16 Mar 1939) Morning after Suffering Stroke

Funeral rites for Henry Yost, 81, a native of Fair Haven township were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Salem Lutheran church with the Rev. Irwin E. Wiedousch officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mr. Yost suffered a stroke last Tuesday and after an illness of two days, passed away at the family home about three miles west of Chadwick.

He was born July 28, 1857, on the farm where he died and where he had passed his life. He was the son of John and Anna Maria Guinther Yost. He was educated in the rural schools of that vicinity. He joined the Salem Lutheran church at an early age and was a faithful member of the church during his life.

Surviving is a brother, George, who resides on the family homestead. Preceding him in death were his parents; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Traum, and three brothers, John, William and Conrad.

Brother Dies in California Home Friday

Dr. A.A. Brand of Chadwick has received word that his brother, Lester A. Brand, 83, died Friday (17 Mar 1939) at his home in Chula Vista, Calif. Funeral services took place in California. Mr. Brand was informed.

Lester A. Brand, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Brand, was born in Brookville township, Ogle county, on April 28, 1855. For more than 20 years he operated a grocery store in Polo, but in 1910 moved to California.

Surviving are his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Ivy Ingram, Brawley, Calif.; one grandson, and three brothers, Dr. Brand of Chadwick, R.M. Brand of Polo, and John Brand of Rockford.


Births

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hoak are the parents of a daughter born Saturday (18 Mar 1939) at the Savanna city hospital. The baby weighed 8 pounds and 7 ounces at birth. She has been named Donna Lee.


Fred C. Smith, Mt. Carroll

Fred C. Smith, 47, of Mt. Carroll, died at noon Saturday (18 Mar 1939) in Moline. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Liza Smith, and a sister, Mrs. William Bailey, both of Savanna.

Mrs. Chas. Staicar, Savanna

Mrs. Charles T. Staicar, 29, of Savanna, died at 12:05 a.m., Tuesday (21 Mar 1939) in the Savanna hospital after a short illness with influenza. Funeral services were held Thursday in St. John’s Catholic church in Savanna, with burial in St. John’s cemetery, Savanna.

She was born Jan. 28, 1910, at Pleasant Valley, the daughter of George and Mary Endress Zink. Her marriage to Charles Staicar of Savanna took place nine years ago.

Surviving are the husband; her parents; four children, Barbara Ann, Delores Mary, Charles, Jr., and an infant son, Francis Allen; five sisters and five brothers.


Thomson Review, 30 Mar 1939

Henry Smith, Lanark

Henry Smith, 69, died at 4:30 p.m. March 23 in St. Francis hospital, Freeport. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the First Brethren church at Lanark with the Rev. G.T. Ronk officiating. Burial was in Lanark cemetery.

Mr. Smith was born in Germany in April, 1869. His wife died 10 years ago. One brother, Conrad, of Lanark, survives.

Blanche Tenley, Lanark

Miss Blanche Tenley, 20, of Lanark, died Wednesday afternoon, March 22 at St. Francis hospital in Freeport of pneumonia and complications which resulted from a fall om the ice March 9. She had been in the hospital since the day following the accident.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the First Brethren church, Lanark, with burial in Lanark cemetery. The Rev. George T. Ronk officiated.

Surviving are her father, Walter Tenley; four sisters, Erma of Des Moines; Mary of Davenport; Jeannette of Lincoln; Doris of Polo; and a brother, Ralph of Lincoln.

Andrew Stenquist, Mt. Carroll

Andrew Stenquist, 83, died at 12:25 o’clock Tuesday (28 Mar 1939) morning in his home near Mt. Carroll after an illness of a few days. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Stenquist home. Rev. J.H. Fetterolf, retired Lutheran minister of Mt. Carroll, will officiate and burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery.

Mr. Stenquist, was born Oct. 10, 1855, in Varmland, Sweden, the son of Nels and Britta Stenquist.

Surviving are two daughters, Esther and Augusta, and two sons, Joseph and Andrew, all at home.

13 Apr 1939

Announce Wedding of March 16

Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Schreiner have announced the marriage of their daughter, Thelma Kensinger Schreiner, to Leroy Patch of Milledgeville. The wedding took place March 16 in Muscatine, Iowa. Only the parents witnessed the ceremony. The bride wore a navy blue costume.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Patch. The young couple will make their home with the groom’s parents on a farm north of Milledgeville.

Miss Vivian Sack and Charles Behr Wed in Clinton

Miss Vivian L. Sack, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Sack of Argo, and Charles C. Behr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Detlef Behr of Clinton, were united in marriage at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Paul’s English Lutheran manse at Clinton. The pastor, the Rev. Carl V. Tamber, heart the vows, using the double ring service.

They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Clarence VanBuskirk of Lanark, Ill., sister and brother-in-law of the bride. For her wedding the bride chose a fuchsia costume suit, combined with tones of orchid and touches of yellow and gold in trimmings and accessories. Her flowers were a corsage of Johanna Hill roses. Her matron of honor was in a floral designed printed crepe gown with which she wore patent leather accessories and corsage of Briarcliff roses.

After a wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Behr will be at home in Clinton.


20 Apr 1939, Thomson Review

Former Resident Passes Away

Mr. and Mrs. George St. Ores received word this week of the death of Mrs. Addie Edgerly of Ellendale, North Dakota. She was formerly Addie Shephard and lived on the farm now occupied by Jesse Jurgens.

A brother, Mart, of Los Angeles, California, and a sister, Mrs. Anna Connell of Sterling, Ill. Survive.

No details were given as to where she passed away or in regard to funeral arrangements.


Thomson Review, 27 Apr 1939

Henry Egererre, Mt. Carroll

Henry Egererre, 78, former Mt. Carroll meat market operator, died at 6:15 Friday (12 Apr 1939) evening at the county farm near Mt. Carroll.

He is survived by two sons, Wallace of Mt. Carroll, and Charles, formerly of Rockford and a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Klime of Kirkland.

W.A. Thompson, Savanna

Funeral services for William Amos Thompson, 53, were held Friday afternoon in St. Peter’s Lutheran church, Savanna with burial in the Savanna cemetery. The Rev. Gerhardt Fischer officiated. Mr. Thompson died early Wednesday (19 Apr 1939) morning at his home in Savanna.

George Kramer, Mt. Carroll

Funeral services for George Kramer, 70, who died at noon April 19, in his home in Mt. Carroll, were conducted Saturday afternoon at the residence. The Rev. R.H. Seitner officiated and burial was made in Oak Hill cemetery.

Mr. Kramer was born in Germany April 8, 1869, son of Adam and Margaret Kramer. He leaves two brothers, Jacob of Mt. Carroll, and Ada, of Lexington, Neb., and a grandson George Kramer of Sterling.

Roscoe Pauley, Mt. Carroll

Roscoe Pauley, 78, died about ? night Saturday (22 Apr 1939) at his home in Mt. Carroll where he had been ? ill for about two weeks after suffering a paralytic stroke.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday from the home with Rev. J.H. ? officiating. Burial was in Zion cemetery north of Mt. Carroll.

Mr. Pauley was born June 17, 1861 in Woodland township, the son of Aaron and Maria Pauley.

Surviving are his wife and four sons, Howard, Earnest, William and Harry, all of Mt. Carroll.

Mrs. Ransom Spittler, Mt. Carroll

Mrs. Ransom Spittler, 37, of Mt. Carroll, died at 11 a.m. Sunday (23 Apr 1939) at St. Francis hospital, Freeport, where she had been a patient.

Funeral rites were conducted Wednesday afternoon at Frank Bros. funeral home in Mt. Carroll. The Rev. James A. Foard, pastor of the Mt. Carroll M.E. church, officiated and burial was in Union cemetery at Stockton.

Hazel Schleuning Spittler was born May 21, 1901, in Chadwick, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Schleuning.

Surviving are her father, husband, two daughters, Alice and Ruth; four sons, Robert, Francis, Richard and John all at home, three sisters, Mrs. Viola Mapes, Mrs. Luella Aurand, both of Stockton, and Mrs. Lolita Blish of DeKalb, and one brother, Harold of Stockton.

Mrs. William Shore, Shannon

Funeral services for Mrs. William Shore of Shannon, who died Sunday (23 Apr 1939) in a Freeport hospital, were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the home. The Rev. E.Y. Knapp of Lanark officiated and burial was in the Brethren cemetery at Shannon.

Edward Coleman, Mt. Carroll

Edward Coleman, 68, a former Mt. Carroll resident, died Tuesday (25 Apr 1939) in a hospital at Ogden, Utah, of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. The body will be brought to Mt. Carroll for funeral services.

Mr. Coleman is survived by three sisters, Miss Laura Coleman, Mrs. Cora MacKay and Mrs. Frances Colehour of Mt. Carroll, and two brothers, Louis of Mt. Carroll and George of Dover, Okla.


Thomson Review, 11 May 1939

E.L. Harry, Savanna

Erwin L. Harry, 49, died at 8 a.m. Friday (5 May 1939) at his home in Savanna. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday afternoon in the Fuller funeral home with the Rev. T.S. Cleworth officiating. Burial was in the Savanna cemetery.

Surviving are his widow, the former Mathilda Reutlinger; two sons, Edgar of Savanna and Paul of Chicago; two grandchildren; three brothers, Ernest of Decatur, William of Rockford and Earl of Winnipeg, Canada; two sisters, Mrs. E.S. Hewitt of Savanna and Mrs. Harold Cleveland of Waukegan.

O.W. Smith, Center Hill

Oscar William Smith, 68, died at 11:10 Friday (5 May 1939) night at his home in Center Hill west of Mt. Carroll. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the home with Rev. R.H. Seitner officiating. Burial was in Center Hill cemetery.

He was born Jan. 13, 1871, in Carroll county, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Smith. On June 29, 1889, he married Azelia Roberts.

Surviving are his widow; four daughters, Mrs. Grant Bundy, Mrs. John Foley of Savanna, Mrs. Verne Groharing and Mrs. Martin Ehredt of Massbach; 11 grandchildren; three brothers, Elmer, Orville and Emery of Mt. Carroll; and one sister, Mrs. Hattie Gillogly.

Mrs. Mary A. Elliott, Mt. Carroll

Mrs. Mary Ann Elliott, 83, died at 5:30 Saturday (6 May 1939) morning at her home in Mt. Carroll. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the home and in the Mt. Carroll Lutheran church with the Rev. E.C. Dolbeer officiating. Burial was in the Savanna cemetery.

Surviving are four sons, Howard and Austin of Mt. Carroll, Floyd of Savanna and Sherman of Rockford, and one daughter, Mrs. James Simpson of Mt. Carroll.

Mrs. F. Hammelman, Lanark

Mrs. Frank Hammelman, 70, died suddenly Thursday (4 May 1939) evening at her home in Lanark. Funeral rites were conducted Sunday afternoon from the Samuel Hammelman home and from the Lutheran church with the Rev. Walter E. Koepf officiating. Burial was in the Sterling cemetery.

She is survived by her husband; three sons, Lester and Walter of Sterling and Samuel of Lanark; one daughter, Theresa of Washington; five grandchildren; and five brothers, William of New Mexico, Henry of Halsty, Ore., John and Chris of Altona, Ia., and Frank of Davis, Ill.

George Etnyre, Chadwick

George Etnyre, 59, died some time Friday (5 May 1939) night in his room in the post office building in Chadwick, presumably of a heart attack. His body was found in the morning by Mrs. Joanna Folz. Mrs. Folz, with whom he took his meals, went to his room to see what was the trouble when Mr. Etnyre failed to appear for breakfast Saturday.

Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon in the Hope Evangelical church with Rev. L.M. Phillips officiating, and burial was in the Chadwick cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Alice Irene Etnyre of Lanark, Mrs. Dorothy McGinty of Salem township; two sons, Frank J. and Rex, both of Chadwick; two sisters, Mrs. Dora Schroeppel of Milwaukee and Mrs. Howard Emery of Mt. Carroll; and five brothers, Lee, Oliver and Daniel of Chadwick, Lloyd of Milledgeville and Albert of Prophetstown.

Wellman Davis, Chadwick

Wellman Davis, 78, died at his home in Chadwick at 3 a.m. Monday (8 May 1939) as a result of a stroke suffered Friday morning. Funeral rites were conducted from the home Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. L.M. Phillips officiating. Burial was in the Chadwick cemetery.

His widow, the former Hattie Mosey, is the only survivor.

Elmer Bolinger, Lanark

Elmer Bolinger, 64, of Lanark was found dead in his bed Sunday (7 May 1939) morning at 8 o’clock when his wife went to call him for breakfast. Mr. Bolinger had worked harder than usual in his garden on Saturday and his wife had not waked him as early as usual. He had previously suffered from heart attacks and this was the cause of his death.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the Church of Christ. The Rev. L.D. Leatherman officiated and burial was in the Lanark cemetery.

Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Mabel Myers; a grandson, all of Lanark; a brother, Harvey Bolinger of Empire, Calif.; and five sisters, Mrs. Elmer Gaul, Mrs. Roy Frey, Mrs. Maggie Zier and Mrs. Mollie Delp of Lanark, and Mrs. Orphia Eskew of Shannon.

Mrs. E. Sullivan, Savanna,

Mrs. Elizabeth Sullivan, resident of Savanna for more than 45 years, died in her home there at 6:25 Sunday (7 May 1939) evening. Funeral rites were conducted Wednesday morning with burial in the Catholic cemetery.

She was born in Hanover township, Jo Daviess county, more than 80 years ago, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Carey.

Surviving are two sons, Frank and Vincent Sullivan, both of Savanna, and three grandchildren.


Thomson Review, 18 May 1939

Samuel Larson (Larsen), Mt. Carroll

Samuel Larson (Larsen), 77, died at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday (16 May 1939) in his home in Mt. Carroll. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o’clock this afternoon in the Mt. Carroll Lutheran church with the Rev. E.C. Dolbeer officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery. Mr. Larson was born Sept. 16, 1861, in Denmark.

Surviving are his wife; four sons, John and Charles of Mt. Carroll, William and George of Olin, Ia., and one daughter, Mrs. Tony Zink of Massbach.

Mrs. Mary Geldmacher, Chadwick

Final rites for Mrs. Mary Geldmacher, 76, who died Friday (12 May 1939) morning at her home in Chadwick, were held Sunday afternoon in the First Lutheran church with the Rev. O. H. Boening officiating. Burial was in the Chadwick cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Verna Heath, Azusa, Calif., and Mrs. Emma Strauch, Sterling; two sons, Oscar of Rochelle and Henry of Chadwick; one sister, Mrs. S.J. Smith, Chadwick; and four brothers, Henry E., Frank W., and Louis Zugschwerdt, all of Chadwick, and John of Garden City, S.D.


Births

A daughter, Shirley Ann, born Mar. 29 to Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Loechel, Chadwick.

A son, Robert Adelbert, born Mar. 30 to Mr. and Mrs. William Uphoff, Savanna.

A son, James Francis, born April 2 to Mr. and Mrs. Francis E. Weidman, Mt. Carroll

A son, David Harlin, born April 6 to Mr. and Mrs. Delbert W. Hatfield, Savanna.

A daughter, Mariann Laura, born April 6 to Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Belander, Savanna.

A daughter, Jeannine Joyce, born April 9 to Mr. and Mrs. Clifford G. Davis, Savanna.

A daughter, Dorothy Mae, born April 9 to Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Clopton, Mt. Carroll.

A daughter, Judith Zoe, born Apt. 11 to Mr. and Mrs. Francis E. Cain, Mt. Carroll.

A daughter, Mary Elizabeth, born April 19 to Mr. and Mrs. George A. Handel, Savanna.

A daughter, Patricia Ann, born April 21 to Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Cravatta, Savanna.

A daughter, Joyce Ann, born Apr. 27 to Mr. and Mrs. William F. Bradley, Thomson.

A son, Thomas Frank, born April 22 to Mr. and Mrs. Orie S. Rutherford, Thomson.

A daughter, Donna Jeanne, born April 4 to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer G. Zink, Savanna.

Deaths

George Kramer, 70, died April 19 in Mt. Carroll; interred in Oak Hill cemetery, Mt. Carroll.

Henry Egererre, 78, died in Mt. Carroll April 21; interred in Lanark cemetery.

Roscoe Pauley, 77, died April 22 in Mt. Carroll; interred in Zion cemetery, Woodland township.

William Elliott, 84, died April 27 in Mt. Carroll; interred in Zion cemetery.

Martha A. Leonard, 82, died in Lanark April 27. Interred in Cherry Grove cemetery.

Alberta Rosetta Wilt, 68, died in York township April 28; interred in Lower York cemetery.

Wellman Bittner, 25, died April 23; interred in Chadwick cemetery.

Charles F. Lederman, 73, died in Savanna April 21; interred in Center Hill cemetery.

William Amos Thompson, 53, died in Savanna April 19; interred in Savanna cemetery.

John William Plum, 73, died in Savanna April 7; interred in Lanark cemetery.

Anna Cecelia Thompson, 60, died in Savanna April 6; interred in Savanna cemetery.

Thomas Ingersoll, 84, died of apoplexy in Savanna April 5; interred in Evergreen cemetery, Hanover township.

Frank John Meier, 52, died in Savanna April 4; interred in Catholic cemetery, Savanna.


Thomson Review, 25 May 1939

Mrs. Anna Swift Dies at Davis Home Here on Saturday Evening
Suffered Paralytic Stroke about Three Weeks Ago from which She Did Not Recover

Mrs. Alfred O. Swift, 59, of Savanna, died shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday (20 May 1939) in Thomson at the home of Mrs. Ruth Davis where she had been cared for since last October. She suffered a stroke of paralysis three weeks ago from which she did not rally.

Funeral services were held this morning at 10 o’clock in the Law Funeral home. Rev. T. Cleworth, pastor of the Community church was in charge of the services. Burial took place in the Evergreen cemetery in Sabula, Ia.

Anna May Swift, daughter of Peter and Cecelia Vestermark, was born May 28, 1879, in Kjelstrup, Denmark and died at the age of 59 years, 11 months, and 22 days. When she was four years old she came with her parents to the United States and settled in Sabula where she resided for many years. Before coming to Savanna in 1919, she lived in Chicago for a short time. Mrs. Swift had made Savanna her home for 20 years.

Her marriage to Alfred O. Swift took place on Jan. 25, 1900, in Sabula. They were the parents of two children. Mr. Swift died on Jan. 2.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. E.F. (Florence) Smith of Los Angeles, Calif., one son, Russell Swift of Savanna, three sisters, Mrs. Mary Wargowkski, Mrs. Henry (Lily) Macher, and Mrs. Ollie (Mattie) Varner, all of Los Angeles, two brothers, Nis Vestermark and Anker Vestermark, both of Los Angeles, one grandson, Spencer Alfred Swift of Savanna and other relatives and friends.

Her husband, parents, and one brother, Nels, of Spokane, Wash., preceded her in death.

August Schmidt, Mt. Carroll

Funeral services for August W. Schmidt, 82, of Mt. Carroll were conducted Friday afternoon in the home and in the Mt. Carroll Lutheran church with the Rev. E.C. Dolbeer officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill cemetery. Mr. Schmidt died at 10:25 p.m. May 16.

Surviving are two sons, William and Gustav; and one daughter, Mrs. Bertha Romeis of Sheboygan, Wis.

Mrs. Anna Swift, Savanna

Mrs. Anna Swift, 60, widow of Alfred O. Swift of Savanna, died about 10 p.m. Saturday (20 May 1939) in the home of Mrs. Ruth Davis in Thomson.

Funeral services were to be held Wednesday afternoon in Savanna with burial in Evergreen cemetery at Sabula. The Rev. T. Stuart Clewroth officiated.

Anna Westermark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Westermark, was born in Denmark, May 29, 1879, and came here when a small girl. She married Alfred O. Swift Jan. 25, 1900, and they loved in Chicago until 1919 when they came to Savanna.

Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Florence Smith of Los Angeles, Calif.; a son, Russell Swift of Savanna; one grandchild, Spencer Swift; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Wargowski, Mrs. Lily Macher and Mrs. Matie Varner; and two brothers, Nels and Anker Westermark, all of Los Angeles.

Mrs. Anna Olson, Savanna

Mrs. Anna Olson, 64, died at 11:35 p.m. Sunday (21 May 1939) in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clyde Smith at Savanna.

Funeral services and burial were held in Superior, Wis., where Mrs. Olson had resided before coming to Savanna.

Anna Dahl was born in Norway April 19, 1875, and came to this country when 16 years old. In 1895 she married Albert Olson, who preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Smith and Mrs. James Movick of Superior; two grandchildren; three brothers, Thomas, George and Martin, all of Superior, and a brother and sister in Norway.

Frank Mutchmore, Savanna

Frank Mutchmore, Savanna, died about 6 o’clock Monday (22 May 1939) evening at a sanatorium in Rockford where he had been a patient since last Friday.

Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church in Savanna on Wednesday afternoon with Dr. H.J. Rendall officiating. Burial was in the Savanna cemetery.

His widow survives.


Thomson Review, 1 Jun 1939

Mrs. E.C. Landt, Lanark

Funeral rites were conducted on Sunday afternoon in the Cornwell funeral home in Lanark for Mrs. E. C. Landt, 68, who died at her home in Lanark at 1:30 Friday (26 May 1939) morning after a lingering illness. The Rev. E.Y. Knapp and the Rev. Thomas L. Doyle officiated. Burial was in the Lanark cemetery.

She is survived by her husband; two children, Mrs. Irene Macauley of Mt. Vernon, Iowa, and Paul Landt of Forreston; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. E.L. Allen, Panesville, O., and a brother, Wallace Pierce, White City, Kansas.

Thomson Review, 8 Jun 1939

Mrs. John Peat, Lanark

Mrs. John Peat, 76, of Lanark, died at 11:45 p.m. May 31, as the result of a gland infection from which she had been suffering for about 12 days.

Funeral rites were held Friday afternoon from the Speer funeral home in Lanark with the Rev. I.D. Leatherman officiating. Burial was in the Lanark cemetery.

Surviving are five sons, Thomas of Chicago, John of Morrison, David of Polo, George of Lanark, and Charles ; one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Pease of Rockford, Mich., three brothers, David Boyer of Oklahoma, William Boyer of Forreston, Andrew Boyer of Cedar Rapids, and three sisters, Elizabeth of Montana, Susan of Cedar Rapids and Amelia of Kansas.

Wm. F. Myers, Savanna

William F. Myers, 43, died at 7:30 Tuesday (6 Jun 1939) morning in the Savanna city hospital. Funeral rites will be held at 2:30 Thursday afternoon in the Community church of Savanna with the Rev. T.S. Cleworth officiating. Burial will be in the Savanna cemetery.

Mr. Myers was born in Savanna Dec. 12, 1895, son of William and Jennie Myers. In 1920 he married Alta Jones of Leaf River.

Surviving are his widow; a son, Robert; a daughter, Edna; his father, and a brother, Joseph, all residing in Savanna or nearby.


Thomson Review, 15 Jun 1939


Births

A daughter, Joy Lee, born in Savanna May 21 to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest O. Egers, Gooselake, Ia.

A daughter, Elizabeth Ann, born May 20 to Mr. and Mrs. Kyle W. Miller, Savanna.

A daughter, Mary Darlene, born May 19 to Mr. and Mrs. Hal Shrake, Savanna.

A daughter, Carole Rose, born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kasten, May 12, Savanna.

A daughter, Sharon Kay, born May 11 to Mr. and Mrs. Harry T. Wilkerson, Thomson.

A daughter, LaVerne Kay, born to Mrs. Venita Hicks, Thomson.

A son, Raymond Lee, born May 9 to Mr. and Mrs. Evan John Lewis, Shannon.

A son, Kenneth Lee, born May 14 to Mr. and Mrs. Glen Thompson, Mt. Carroll.

A son, Neil Kenneth, born May 15 to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Miller, Mt. Carroll.

A son, Scottie Nathan, born May 21, to Edith Frederick, Mt. Carroll.

A son, Larry Ray, born May 29 to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Frederick, Mt. Carroll.

A son, Jay Henry, born May 8 to Mr. and Mrs. Franklin J. Wiesner, Shannon.

A son, Gary Elson, born May 17 to Mr. and Mrs. Maurice J. McFadden, Savanna.

A son, John Thomas, born May 17 to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Harvey, Washington township.

A son, John Allan, born May 26 to Mr. and Mrs. Floyd W. Noble, Savanna.

Deaths

Ervin Lucas Harry, 49, died May 5 in Savanna; interred in Savanna cemetery.

Elizabeth Sullivan, 83, died May 7 in Savanna; interred in Catholic cemetery, Savanna.

Ann J. Olson, 64, died May 21 in Savanna; interred in Superior Wis.

Mrs. Mary Ann Elliott, 83, died May 6 in Mt. Carroll. Interred in Zion cemetery, Woodland township.

William Oscar Smith, 67, died May 5 in Mt. Carroll township; interred in Center Hill cemetery.

Mina Randecker, 89, died May 3 in Freedom township; interred in Massbach cemetery, Jo Daviess county.

Samuel Larson, 77, died May 16, in Mt. Carroll; interred in Oak Hill cemetery.

August W. Schmidt, 82, died May 17 in Mt. Carroll; interred in Oak Hill cemetery.

Scott Nathan Frederick, 8 days, died in Mt. Carroll, May 29; interred in Oak Hill cemetery.

Lydia Landt, 68, died May 26 in Lanark; interred in Lanark cemetery.

Finley Borhoe Boyle, 80, died May 13 in Lanark; interred in Lanark cemetery.

Elmer George Bollinger, 64, died May 7 in Lanark; interred in Lanark cemetery.

Alice Allen Hammelman, 70, died May 4 in Lanark. Interred in Riverside cemetery, Sterling.

Elias Weigle, 84, died May 2 in Shannon; interred in Brethren cemetery, Shannon.

Anna Vestermark Swift, 59, died May 20 in Thomson; interred in Evergreen cemetery, Sabula, Ia.

Benjamin Franklin Hunt, 3 days, died May 3 in Elkhorn Grove township; interred in South Elkhorn cemetery.

Erhardt P. Goss, 53, drowned in Mississippi river north of Savanna, Oct. 30, 1938. Body recovered May 14, 1939; interred in Catholic cemetery, Savanna.

George Etnyre, 59, died May 5 in Chadwick; interred in Chadwick cemetery.

Wellman Davis, 78, died May 8, in Chadwick; interred in Chadwick cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Geldmacher, 76, died May 12 in Chadwick; interred in Chadwick cemetery.

Mrs. Helen Naniga, 77, died May 21 in Chadwick; interred in Fulton cemetery.


Mrs. Birdie Barber, Lanark

Mrs. Birdie Barber, 75, died at her home in Lanark shortly before seven o’clock Friday (9 Jun 1939) morning. Death was due to heart trouble.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Cornwell funeral home with the Rev. F.A. Sword officiating. Burial was in the Lanark cemetery.

Surviving are two children, Mrs. Hazel Hepfer of Dixon and Boyd Barber of Lanark; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Anita Pasada, Savanna

Miss Anita Pasada, 19, of Savanna, died Friday (9 Jun 1939) morning at the Ottawa sanatorium where she had been a patient for the last 14 months. The body was brought to Savanna that afternoon where funeral services were held at 9:30 Monday morning in St. John’s Catholic church, with burial in St. John’s cemetery, Savanna.

She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pasada and was born in Savanna. She attended St. John’s parochial school.

Surviving are her parents; one brother, John, and four sisters, Lupe, Joanna, Helen and Mary, all at home.

Mrs. Chas Walters, Mt. Carroll

Mrs. Charles Walters, 45, died at 8 a.m. Sunday (11 Jun 1939) in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Miller of Mt. Carroll.

Funeral rites were held Tuesday afternoon in Frank Brothers funeral home and in the Lutheran church with the Rev. E.C. Dolbeer and the Rev. J.H. Fetterolf officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill cemetery.

Marie Miller was born Oct. 15, 1893. She married Charles Walters Feb. 7, 1919. Surviving are her parents and husband; two brothers, George, Jr. of Woodbine and Theodore of Mt. Carroll.


29 June 1939, Thomson Review

Fred W. McCloska, Savanna

Fred William McCloska, 65, retired Milwaukee railroad conductor, died early Sunday (25 Jun 1939) morning in a Milwaukee train at the Savanna depot. He and his wife were returning to their home in Chicago from Excelsior Springs, Ma., where they had been in the interest of Mr. McCloska’s health. They had just changed from the Kansas City Limited to the Chicago-bound train when Mr. McCloska was stricken.

The body was taken from the train to a Savanna funeral home where an inquiry was conducted by the coroner. Funeral services and burial were held in Chicago.

James McCall, Savanna

James McCall, 73, native of Washington township, died at 3:45 a.m. Saturday (24 Jun 1939) at his farm home near Zion, eight miles northwest of Savanna. Death followed a heart attack. He had been ill for several months.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the family home at Zion, with burial in the Zion cemetery.

Surviving are his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Carl A. Altenbern of Savanna and Miss Lucille McCall of Delavan, Wis.; a brother, Richard McCall of Mt. Carroll; a sister, Mrs. Jennie Elliott of Woodland township, and three step-children, Harry Byers and Mrs. Edwin Gillespie of near Zion, and Glenn Byers of Savanna.


Thomson Review, 6 Jul 1939

2 Former Residents Die; Are Brought Here For Burial

Two former residents of Carroll county whose deaths occurred in the past week, were buried here yesterday and today.

Frank Balcom, 70, died Monday (3 Jul 1939) night at his home in Winchester, Ill., and the body was brought here for burial. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Christian funeral home in Mt. Carroll with burial in Oak Hill cemetery.

Mr. Balcom is survived by a widow; a son, Burdette, who lives in Nebraska, and a daughter, Mrs. Norbert Hutchens, Winchester.

Judge Harry Kramer, 65, who formerly lived in the vicinity of Argo-Fa, died Sunday (2 Jul 1939) at Lexington, Ky. Funeral services were held Wednesday in Mt. Carroll and the Argo-Fa cemetery where burial was made.

He is survived by two brothers and a sister.

Samuel Klitz, Mt. Carroll

Samuel Elijah Klitz, 64, was found dead late Friday (31 May 1939) morning in the barnyard of his home in Woodland township north of Mt. Carroll. He had been suffering with heart trouble and is believed to have suffered a heart attack and died about 5:30 a.m.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in Frank Brothers funeral home in Mt. Carroll with burial in Oak Hill cemeteru. The Rev. J.H. Fetterolf officiated.

Mr. Klitz was born Jan 1, 1875, in Woodland township, son of Samuel and Delilah Klitz. He was married March 2, 1897, to Ida Mae Clevidence.

Surviving are the widow; three sons, Floyd of Savanna and Walter and Herbert of Brighton, Iowa; two daughters, Mrs. Irvin Diehl and Mrs. Glenn Bogue of Savanna; three half-sisters, Mrs. Frank Poffenberger, Mrs. John Hoover and Mrs. Harry Duton, all of Mt. Carroll; a brother, John Klitz of Coleta, and a half-brother, Frank Klitz of Milwaukee, Wis.

Mrs. Geo Smith, Lanark

Mrs. Geo. Smith, 64, died at 3:45 Monday (2 Jul 1939) morning at her home in Lanark after a long illness. Funeral rites were held Wednesday afternoon at the home, with burial in Spring Valley cemetery.

Mrs. Smith, the former Lucy Sturtevant, was born in Cherry Grove township in January, 1875.

She is survived by her husband and six children, Mrs. Luella McMinn of Waterloo, Ia.; Kenneth Smith of Hanover; John, Clarence, Jake and Mrs. Lois Lindsay, all of Lanark. Sixteen grandchildren also survive.


Thomson Review, 13 Jul 1939

H. Calkins, Milledgeville

John Herbert Calkins was found dead last Tuesday (4 Jul 1939) morning about 9:30 a.m. in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Blythe. Stomach ulcers were assigned as the cause of his death. He had called at the office of the doctor on Monday stating he wasn’t feeling well.

He was born Aug. 27, 1874, son of Stephen and Jane Scovill Calkins in Iowa. He was a painter by trade. His nearest living relative is a niece, Mrs. Bessie Driskill of Chicago.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon from the Shirk funeral chapel. Rev. W.S. Feldwisch officiated. Miss Minnie Mitchell of Chicago and Mrs. Harry Bowders were in charge of the flowers.

Burial was made in the Bethel cemetery. Casket bearers were: Paul Burns, Robert Coleman, Ross Coleman, Gordon Blythe, Harry Bowders and Wm. Conway.

E. Krippendorf, Savanna

Emil Krippendorf, 72, of near Hanover, died Jul 6 in the home of Mrs. Fred Haring at Savanna.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at St. Peter’s Lutheran church, Savanna.

Surviving are his widow; six daughters, Mrs. J.E. Kavades of Freeport, Mrs. Earl Engelking and Mrs. Fred Haring of Savanna, Mrs. Sherwood Jacobs of Dixon, Mrs. William Dye of Milwaukee, Miss Viola Krippendorf of Chicago; two sons, Wesley and Graham, both of Elizabeth; and 10 grandchildren.

Mrs. F. Greenawalt, Lanark

Funeral rites for Mrs. Frank Greenawalt, 86, who died at 6:30 Thursday evening, July 6, at her home in Lanark, were conducted Saturday afternoon at the home and at the First Brethren church in Lanark. The Rev. G.T. Ronk officiated, and burial was in Lanark cemetery.

Anna May Teeter was born April 1, 1853, in Pennsylvania, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Davis Teeter. She came to Lanark when a young girl and had since resided there.

Surviving are four sons, Percy of Des Moines, Ia., Harry of Dubuque, Ia., Roy and Otho of Lanark, and six grandchildren.

A.W. Rayes, Savanna

Arnulfo W. Rayes, 50, for 33 years a resident of Savanna and employee of the Burlington railroad, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday (9 Jul 1939) at his home in Savanna.

Funeral rites were conducted on Tuesday morning in St. John’s Catholic church, with burial in the Catholic cemetery.

He was born in Lorado, Mexico, Dec. 24, 1888, and came to Savanna 33 years ago. So far as is known there are no relatives surviving.

John Bowers, Lanark

John Bowers, 84, died at 11:15 a.m. Monday (10 Jul 1939) in his home at Lanark. He had been ill for about three years and his condition became critical about three weeks ago.

Surviving are his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Gardner of Lanark; a son, Chester of Lanark; three grandchildren; a brother, James Bowers of Eagle Grove, Ia.; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Keckler of Chadwick, Mrs. Margaret Wolters and Mrs. Jennie Knipe, Larchwood, Ia.

Mrs. Elizabeth Tipton, Mt. Carroll

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Tipton, 91, who died Friday (7 Jul 1939) at her home in Woodland township near Mt. Carroll, were held Sunday afternoon at the Church of God in Mt. Carroll. Burial was in Georgetown cemetery, north of Lanark.

The former Elizabeth Noble, daughter of John and Margaret Noble, was born in Ireland, Sept. 7, 1847. She is survived by five sons, Arthur and Thomas of Stockton, and Charles, John and Robert Tipton of Woodland township.


Thomson Review, 20 Jul 1939

Mrs. L. Maberry, Milledgeville

Funeral services for Mrs. Lydia Maberry, 76, who died July 13 at the home of her son Clarence, four miles southeast of Milledgeville were held Sunday afternoon at the son’s residence. The Rev. Jesse Baker, pastor of the Polo church, officiated and burial was in Bethel cemetery.

The former Lydia Ann Calkins, daughter of Abraham and Mary Calkins, was born June 11, 1863, near Milledgeville. May 5, 1894, she married Henry Maberry, who died Feb. 13, 1924.

Surviving are one son Clarence; a daughter Mary, Milledgeville; four grandchildren; a brother George Calkins, Fontana, Calif., and a half brother, John Calkins, Rock Falls.

Mrs. Chas. Mika, Savanna

Funeral rites were held Monday morning in St. John’s Catholic church, Savanna, for Mrs. Charles Mika, 58, who died at 5:15 Friday (14 Jul 1939) afternoon at her home in Savanna. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery in that city.

She was born Jan. 15, 1881, in Czechoslovakia.

Surviving are her husband and one son, Frank, of Savanna, and a daughter who lives in Cedar Rapids, Ia.


Births

A daughter, Shirley Ann, born June 9 to Mr. and Mrs. Chris Miller, Mt. Carroll.

A daughter, Darleen Dee, born June 17 to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ritenour, Mt. Carroll.

A daughter, Thelma Lucille, born June 19 to Mr. and Mrs. Rufus A. Kahler, Chadwick.

A daughter, June Rosalie, born June 21 to Mr. and Mrs. Marvin R Andrews, Lanark.

A daughter, Shirley Ann, born June 24 to Mr. and Mrs. Walter T. Miller, Elkhorn Grove.

A daughter, Sally Ann, born June 10 to Mr. and Mrs. Maynard F. Leighty, Savanna.

A daughter, Deanna Alice, born in Savanna June 12 to Mr. and Mrs. Francis L. Gilson of Independence, Ia.

A daughter, Janis Faye, born on June 12 in Savanna to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer L Bardell of Hanover.

A daughter, Roberta Ann, born June 20 in Savanna to Mr. and Mrs. Robert A Yohn of Hanover.

A son, George Kenneth, born June 26 to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Daves, Mt. Carroll.

A son, Allen Lee, born June 14 to Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Smith, Chadwick.

A son, Victor William, born June 7 to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Binkley, Lanark.

A son, James Robert, born June 4 to Mr. and Mrs. James R. Kennedy, Savanna.

A son, Dennis James, born June 17 in Savanna, to Mr. and Mrs. James E. McCormick, Hanover.

June 29 to Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Flack, Thomson.

A daughter, Beverly Elizabeth, born May 21 to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert G. Queckboerner, Chadwick.

A son, James Arnold, born May 16 to Mr. and Mrs. O.E. Eisenhart, Chadwick.

A daughter, Judith Gertrude, born May 10 to Mr. and Mrs. Carl H. Wagner, Milledgeville.

A daughter, Patsy Ann, born May 24 to Mr. and Mrs. William C. Eggert, Milledgeville.

Deaths

James R. Kennedy, Jr., 30-hours, died June 4 in Savanna. Buried in Savanna cemetery.

William Frederick Meyers, 43, died June 6 in Savanna from the bite of a black widow spider. Buried in Savanna cemetery.

Mabel Lenora Dyer, 41, died June 21 in Savanna. Buried in Savanna cemetery.

Fred William McCloska, 65, died June 25 in Savanna of heart attack. Buried in Elmwood cemetery, Chicago.

John Harrison Pratt, 74, died June 26 in Savanna, Presumably of heart attack. Buried in Savanna cemetery.

Birdie Barber, 75, died June 9, in Lanark. Buried in Lanark cemetery.

Lucy Ellen Smith, 64, died July 3 in Lanark. Buried in Spring Valley cemetery, Carroll county.

Anna Mary Greenawalt, 86, died July 6 in Lanark. Buried in Lanark cemetery.

John W Tempel, 39, died of injuries in auto crash at Mt. Carroll June 9. Buried in Lanark cemetery.

Marie Walters, 45, died June 11 in Mt. Carroll. Buried in Oak Hill cemetery.

Bertha Lucie Keller, 56, died on June 13 in Woodland township. Buried in Oak Hill cemetery.

George A. Shoen, 77, died June 17 in Mt. Carroll. Buried in Oak Hill cemetery.

Clara K Daggert 59, died June 19 in Salem township. Buried in Daggert cemetery.

James McCall, ?, died ? in Woodland. Buried in Z? cemetery, Woodland.

Junior LeRoy M, ?, died June 26 by accidental drowning at his parents’ farm near Mt. Carroll. Burial in Ladies’ Union cemetery.

Samuel Elijah Klitz, ?, died June 30 in Woodland. Buried in ? Hill cemetery.


Thomson Review, 27 Jul 1939

William Tenley, Lanark.

William Tenley, 56, died at 9:15 Friday (21 Jul 1939) night at his home in Lanark. Mr. Tenley, who had operated a grocery and meat market in Lanark for the last 20 years, had suffered two paralytic strokes earlier in the day.

Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon in the Lanark Methodist church with members of the Masonic lodge in charge. Burial was in Lanark cemetery.

Mr. Tenley is survived by his widow, the former Clara Champion; two sons, Randall of Morrison and Edward of Lanark; his father, Joseph Tenley of Lanark; three sisters, Mrs. Nora Gleisson and Mrs. Bertha Baldwin, both of Berwyn, and Mrs. Mary Noll of Lanark; three brothers, Charles of Des Moines, Ia.; Frank of Rochester, Minn., and Walter of Lanark.

Mrs. H. Mathias, Lanark

Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon in the Lanark Church of the Brethren for Mrs. Harvey Mathias, 57, who died July 19 at her home in Lanark. The Rev. I.D. Leatherman officiated.

Mrs. Mathias was born Sept. 18, 1881, in Mt. Carroll, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Force. With her parents she moved to Lanark while a girl.

Surviving are her husband; a son, John of Sterling; two daughters, Mrs. Howard Eshbaugh of Stillman Valley, and Mrs. Max Good of Lanark; three grandchildren; and two brothers, Harry and Wallace Force, both of Lanark.

Mrs. W.H. Puterbaugh, Lanark

Mrs. William H. Puterbaugh of Lanark died Saturday (22 Jul 1939) afternoon in a Freeport hospital after several months illness with pernicious anemia.

Funeral services were held at 4 o’clock Monday afternoon in the Lanark Church of the Brethren, of which she was a member. The Rev. I.D. Leatherman officiated and burial was in Lanark cemetery.

Howard Diehl, Lanark

Howard Diehl, 20, died at 9 o’clock Wednesday (26 Jul 1939) morning in the Deaconess hospital, Freeport, where he had been a patient for several days. He was taken to the hospital a little over a week ago and was operated upon for appendicitis.

Tuesday physicians found it necessary to operate a second time and the young man failed to survive the operation.

He was born June 21, 1919, on the Diehl farm near Lanark, where he has since resided. He attended the Lanark schools, graduating from high school with the class of 1937. He was well known in the county as he was a member of the Farm Bureau baseball team last year.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Diehl, three brothers, Bernard, Glenn and John; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Diehl; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Elmer Heimbaugh.

Funeral arrangements had not been completed at noon Wednesday.


Thomson Review, 3 Aug 1939

Mrs. Ellen Dixon, Lanark

Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen Dixon, 82, who died at 11 a.m. July 27, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Grace Mummert of Lanark, were held Sunday afternoon in the Speers funeral home in Lanark and in the German Reformed church at Loran. Burial was in the cemetery near Loran.

Mrs. Dixon suffered a broken hip about six weeks ago at her home in Savanna and was then taken to the home of her daughter at Lanark.

Surviving are three children, Walter of Mt. Carroll, Mrs. Rosetta Aurand of Pearl City, Mrs. Mummert, 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

John Grawe, Thomson

John Grawe, 73, well-known farmer who resided north of Thomson died at 11 a.m., Friday (28 Jul 1939) in the Savanna hospital after suffering a stroke three days earlier.

Funeral services were conducted at 9 a.m. Monday in the Catholic church in Thomson. The Rev. Father Eagan of Fulton officiated and burial was in the Catholic cemetery at Savanna.

Mr. Grawe is survived by his widow, the former Anna Johnson, two daughters, Mrs. Mary Potter and Sophia Grawe, both of Thomson, and eight grandchildren.

Geo. Finifrock, Lanark

George E. Finifrock, 65, lifelong resident of Carroll county, died at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday (2 Aug 1939) at his farm home three and a half miles north of Lanark. Funeral services were tentatively set for Friday at the Cherry Grove church with the Rev. Merle Hawbecker officiating. Burial will be in Lanark cemetery.

Mr. Finifrock was the youngest child of Elias and Sarah Wolf Finifrock. He was born March 22, 1874, at the home where he died, and had spent most of his life in Cherry Grove. On Nov. 7, 1894, he married Lillie Mae Renner.

Surviving are his widow; a son, Stanley, superintendent of Galena high school; two daughters, Mrs. Fern Applegate, Lanark, and Mrs. Esther Mader, Pearl City; a sister, Mrs. Clara Burkhart, Lanark; a brother, Albert F. Finifrock, Barnum, Minn., and eight grandchildren.


Thomson Review, 10 Aug 1939

Juanita Smith, Savanna

Miss Juanita Gwendolyn Smith, 24, died Saturday (5 Aug 1939) afternoon at St. Luke’s hospital, Chicago, where she was taken Aug. 2 for an operation. She had been a patient at Rockford Municipal sanatorium since May, 1938.

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Smith, she was born in Savanna Feb. 16, 1915. She attended grade school in Savanna and graduated from Savanna high school in 1933.

The body was brought to Savanna Saturday night and funeral services were held Tuesday morning in St. John’s Catholic church. The Rev. E. A. O’Brien officiated and burial was in Savanna cemetery.

Surviving are her parents; a sister, Dorothy Louise; and her grandmothers, Mrs. Fred Wurster and Mrs. Richard Smith, all of Savanna.

Elijah Pauley, Mt. Carroll

Elijah Pauley, 82, died at 5:30 Friday (4 Aug 1939) afternoon at his home a mile west of Mt. Carroll. Mr. Pauley was formerly superintendent of the county farm, had served several terms as township road commissioner, and was at one time a director of the Caroline Mark home. He operated a large farm and specialized in raising trees, especially firs.

Mr. Pauley was born in Woodland township in June, 1857. His wife died in 1935. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. George W. Hartman, and two grandchildren, Ruth Elsie and George Davis, all at home.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the home with the Rev. R.H. Seitner officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill cemetery.

Edwin A. Harris, Morgan Park

Edwin A. Harris, colored chef for the Milwaukee railroad, was found dead at 3:30 Saturday (5 Aug 1939) morning in the dining car of the Southwest Limited. The car had been set out in the Savanna yards at 10:15 Friday night but the dead man was not discovered until preparations were being made to add it to another train in the morning.

At an inquiry held Saturday morning it was found that death was due to natural causes.

Harris’ home was in Morgan Park, Ill., and he had been employed in the Milwaukee’s dining cars for several years.

Charles Carter, Lanark

Funeral services for Charles S. Carter, 72, of Lanark, were held Saturday afternoon in the First Brethren church at Lanark with the Rev. G.T. Ronk officiating. Burial was in Lanark cemetery.

Mr. Carter was born Oct. 29, 1866, in Carroll county and had spent his entire life in this vicinity. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sherwood Carter.

Surviving are his widow; one son, Donald; two daughters, Mrs. Luella Mielke of Pearl City and Mrs. Clara Rahn, Lanark, and one sister.

W.W. Johnston, Mt. Carroll

William W. Johnston, 78, died at 2:30 Tuesday (8 Aug 1939) morning at his home in Mt. Carroll. Funeral rites will be conducted this afternoon in the Frank funeral chapel with the Rev. R.H. Seitner officiating. Burial will be in Arnold’s Grove cemetery.

Mr. Johnson was born July 31, 1861, in Freedom township where he resided nearly all his life. He was the son of John and Jamina Johnston. No immediate relatives survive.


Thomson Review, 17 Aug 1939

Mrs. Geo. Ketchum, Savanna

Mrs. George Ketchum, 45, died early Wednesday (16 Aug 1939) at her home in Savanna. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Savanna Community church with the Rev. T.S. Cleworth officiating.

She was born Nov. 22, 1893, in Sabula, Ia., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard James. Dec. 22, 1909, she was married to George Ketchum.

Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Hayes Frazier of Thomson and Mrs. Loretta Klett of Dubuque, Ia.; a son, Omar, of Savanna, and two brothers and three sisters.


Births

A daughter, June LaVonne, born July 19 to Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Anderson, Savanna.

A daughter, Fern Lucille, born July 25 to Mr. and Mrs. Grover F. Foltz, Mt. Carroll.

A daughter, Marcia Gaye, born Jul 16 to Mr. and Mrs. Royal W. Newell, Savanna.

A daughter, Judith Ann, born July 8 to Mr. and Mrs. Luther W. Lynn, Savanna.

A daughter, Sharon Lee, born July 8 to Mr. and Mrs. Earl C. Randecker, Hanover.

A daughter, Carol Jean, born July 14 to Mr. and Mrs. Dan E. Sack, Lanark.

A daughter, Barbara Ann, born July 30 to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hoffman, Savanna.

A daughter, Ruby Grace, born July 29 to Mr. and Mrs. John P. Stone, Milledgeville.

A son, Marvin Glenn, born July 9 to Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Appel, Thomson.

A son, Richard James, born July 13, to Mr. and Mrs. Leo A. Gray, Shannon.

A son, Franklin Lawrence, born July 8 to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest LaShelle, Savanna.

A son, Duward Lee, born July 8 to Mr. and Mrs. Orville Roche, Mt. Carroll.

A son, Robert Ross, born July 12 to Mr. and Mrs. Omar E. Giilogly, Savanna.

A son, Austin Edward, born July 14 to Mr. and Mrs. Dwight H. Miller, Hanover.

A son, Lloyd Emerson, born July 31 to Mr. and Mrs. Harold B. Hartman, Mt. Carroll.

Deaths

John Herbert Calkins, 64, died July 4 in Milledgeville. Interred in Bethel cemetery, Milledgeville.

Louis Maring, 81, died July 30 in Shannon. Interred in Prairie Dell cemetery, Ogle county.

Etta Geisinger, 80, died July 20 in Thomson. Interred in Savanna cemetery.

Elizabeth Tipton, 91, died July 6 in Woodland township. Interred in George town cemetery, Cherry Grove.

George E. Finifrock, 65, died Aug. 1 in Cherry Grove. Interred in Lanark cemetery.

Lyda Ellen Dixon, 81, died July 27 in Lanark as result of injuries incurred in fall several weeks before. Interred in Union cemetery, Jo Daviess county.

Wm. D. Tenley, 56, died July 21 in Lanark. Interred in Lanark cemetery.

Eva May Mathias, 57, died July 19 in Lanark. Interred in Lanark cemetery.

John Henry Bowers, 84, died July 10 in Lanark. Interred in Lanark cemetery.

Emil Ernest Krippendorf, 72, died July 6 in Savanna. Interred in Savanna cemetery.

Arnulfo Rayes, 5, died July 9 in Savanna. Interred in St. John’s cemetery.

John Edwin Hopkins, 20, killed July 22 when run over by train north of Savanna. Interred in Penns Grove cemetery, New Jersey.

John Grawe, 73, died July 28 in Savanna. Interred in St. John’s cemetery.


Fred Sargent, Lanark

Fred Sargent, 72, retired farmer and native of Carroll county, died at 6 p.m. Thursday (10 Aug 1939) in his home in Cherry Grove township north of Lanark.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Cornwell funeral home in Lanark with the Rev. Merle Hawbecker, pastor of the Cherry Grove church, officiating. Burial was in South Elkhorn cemetery.

Mr. Sargent was born July 2, 1867, at Hitt. His first wife was Rosella Diehl, who died in 1913. Eight children were born to this union, six of who survive. They are Mrs. Blanche Lewis of Detroit; Mrs. Belva Arbogast of Buckeye, Ariz.; Irene Sargent of Kalamazoo, Mich.; Howard of Sauenemi; Jasper of Dunbar, W. Va., and Robert of Lanark. In 1923 he married Ogla Evans, who survives.

Mrs. Edward Ready, Savanna

Mrs. Edward Ready, 40, died Aug. 9 in her home in Chestnut Park, Savanna, of a heart attack.

She is survived by her husband and 11 children, Harold, Belva, Loyal, Genevieve, Esther, Bernice, Iola, Geraldine, Edward, Bernard and Hobart.

Mrs. Mark James, Mt. Carroll

Mrs. Mark James, 85, a native of Cornwall, England, died at 9 p.m. Monday (14 Aug 1939) in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Adams, in Washington township.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Christian funeral home in Mt. Carroll and in the Mt. Carroll Church of God, with the Rev. R.H. Seitner officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill cemetery.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Charles Adams, Mrs. Earl Adams and Mrs. Walter Adams, all of Savanna, and Mrs. William James of Mt. Carroll; two sons, Floyd and Vivyan James of Mt. Carroll.


Thomson Review, 24 Aug 1939

Wilbur Franklin, Milledgeville

Wilbur Franklin, 61, died about 8 o’clock Wednesday night, August 16, at his farm home between Lanark and Milledgeville after an illness of four weeks diabetes.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the home and burial was in Oak Knoll Memorial park near Sterling.

Surviving are his widow, the former Belle Diehl of Sterling; three daughters, Mrs. Louis Miller of Lanark, Mrs. Willard Krauss and Mrs. Henry Monier, both of Milledgeville, two sons Lyle and Jesse, both of Milledgeville; one sister, Mrs. Luther Wantz of New Windsor, Md.; a brother Howard of Baltimore, Md; three grandchildren, and his stepmother, Mrs. Mattie Franklin of New Windsor, Md.

Mrs. Anna LaShelle, Shannon

Mrs. Anna LaShelle, 80, died suddenly at 4:45 Friday (18 Aug 1939) afternoon while aiding a neighbor, Mrs. John Smith of Shannon, peel peaches for canning.

Mrs. LaShelle, who had been in good health and active despite her age, had gone to the Smith home for a visit and offered to help her neighbor. While she was working she suddenly complained of not feeling well and died almost instantly.

She had been making her home with a daughter, Miss Perle LaShelle.

Mrs. LaShelle was born at Nyack, N.Y., but had lived most of her life in Shannon. She was a member of the Evangelical missionary society and had been a Sunday school teacher for many years. She also was president of the Shannon Red Cross chapter and was a charter member of the Ladies’ Fancywork club.

Surviving are a brother, Henry Osborne of Shannon, and the daughter with whom she resided.

Perry Hatfield, Savanna

Perry Hatfield, 48, died Sunday (29 Aug 1939) morning at his home in Savanna on the 48th anniversary of his birth.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Fuller funeral home in Savanna with the Rev. Harry Kays officiating. Burial was in Savanna cemetery.

Mr. Hatfield was born Aug. 20, 1891, in Savanna, the son of John and Elizabeth Hatfield, and had lived in Savanna all his life. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Charles Devine; a brother, Ray Hatfield; his widow, and one daughter, all of Savanna.


Thomson Review, 14 Sep 1939

Mrs. J.E. King, Savanna

Funeral services were conducted Friday morning in St. John’s Catholic church at Savanna for Mrs, James E. King, 52, who died at 6:30 a.m., last Wednesday (6 Sep 1939) morning in her home in that city. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery at Galena.

She was born Oct. 12, 1886, in Rice township, Jo Daviess county, the daughter of John and Bridget Creighton. In 1907 she married Louis Stoewer, who died in 1916. She married James King in 1922 and a short time later they moved from Galena to Savanna.

Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Daniel O’Neill of Chicago and Miss Agnes King of Savanna; one son, Louis Stoewer of Rockford; a sister, Mrs. Cecelia Sincock of Galena; a brother, James of Rice township; and two grandchildren.

F. Werner, Milledgeville

Final rites for Frederick Werner, 79, who died last Wednesday (6 Sep 1939) night at the home of his son, Fred W. Werner, near Milledgeville, were conducted Saturday at the Dutchtown Church of the Brethren, of which he was a member. Dr. W.S. Bell officiated at the services.

Born Jan. 13, 1860, in Germany, Mr. Werner came to America in 1883, and Feb. 27, 1888, was married to Miss Minnie Mohrman. For many years they farmed near Milledgeville before he retired because of ill health.

Surviving are the widow and two sons, William and Fred, both of Milledgeville.

Mrs. John Curtis, Shannon

Mrs. John Curtis, 93, Shannon’s oldest resident, died at 9:30 Thursday night, Sept. 7, after a short illness. Funeral services were held on Sunday at the home and burial was in Lanark cemetery.

Mrs. Curtis was born Feb. 3, 1846, at Wimbledon, Eng., and came to this country as a young girl with her parents. She had lived in the vicinity of Shannon for many years. Her husband died in 1930.

Surviving are two sons, John of Monrovia, Calif., and Clyde of Chicago, and a daughter, Mrs. Lulu Martin of Shannon.

Mrs. Jennie Elliott, Mt. Carroll

Mrs. Jennie Elliott, 84, died at 6 a.m. Friday (8 Sep 1939) at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Chester Law, north of Savanna. Funeral rites were held Sunday afternoon at the Christian funeral home in Mt. Carroll and at the United Brethren church. The Rev. Grover Filtz officiated and burial was in Zion cemetery, Washington township.

Mrs. Eliott was born May 18, 1855, in Washington township, the daughter of James and Katherine McCall.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Law and Mrs. John Derrer; a brother, Richard McCall, Sr.; and a sister, Mrs. Robert Carson, all of near Mt. Carroll.

Leonard Swanson, Galesburg

Leonard W. Swanson, 25, of Galesburg, died at 5:45 p.m. Thursday (7 Sep 1939) in the Savanna hospital where he had been taken the day before after becoming seriously ill. Swanson had been employed with an extra gang working on the Burlington railroad at Chadwick and became ill while at work. Others in the same gang said that he had for a long time suffered with diabetes.

Swanson’s parents were notified of his death and came immediately to Savanna to make arrangements for returning his body to Galesburg where funeral services and burial were held.

Hilen Morse, Savanna

Funeral services for Hilen Morse, 66, who died Thursday, Sept. 7, were held Saturday afternoon at the Law funeral home in Savanna with the Rev. T. Stuart Cleworth officiating. Burial was in the Savanna cemetery.

Mr. Morse was born Aug. 14, 1873, in Morseville, Ill., the son of Harrison and Caroline Morse. He had lived in Savanna the past 52 years. His wife, the former Miss Bertha best, died in 1917. Mr. Morse was employed as a teamster for many years and also was employed in the freight department of the Milwaukee railroad for a time.

Surviving are two sons, Lyness and Lawrence Morse; one grandson, Richard Morse; a sister, Miss Nellie Morse, all of Savanna.

Mrs. P.G. Blenner, Savanna

Mrs. Purl G. Blenner, 47, resident of Savanna for the last five years, died shortly after 2 o’clock Saturday (9 Sep 1939) afternoon at her home in that city. She had been ill for about eight months.

Funeral rites were conducted Monday in the Fuller funeral home with the Rev. Gerhard Fischer in charge. The funeral cortege then drove to Bellevue Ia., where services were held in St. John’s Lutheran church with the Rev. S.H. Sandrock officiating. Burial was in the Lutheran cemetery at Bellevue.

Surviving are the husband; one sister, Mrs. Floyd Seitzburg of Peoria; one brother, Edwin Engelman of Bellevue; a daughter, Maryellen, at home, and other relatives.


Thomson Review, 21 Sep 1939

Births

A daughter, Janice Lee, born Aug. 27 to Mr. and Mrs. Floyd B. Dittmar, Mt. Carroll.

A daughter, Diana Marie, born Aug. 19 to Mr. and Mrs. Carlton A. Phillips, Savanna.

A daughter, Carol Rae, born Aug. 13 to Mr. and Mrs. Carelton Krusmark, Savanna.

A daughter, Beverly Joyce, born Aug. 6 to Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Koser, Savanna.

A daughter, Janice Mary, born Aug. 3 to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne LaVerne Hoyer, Sabula.

A daughter, Joyce Elaine, born Aug. 3 to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bernard Swanson, Savanna.

A daughter, Julie Ann, born Aug. 2 to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur B. Tusberg, Savanna.

A daughter, Arlene Marion, born Aug. 14 to Mr. and Mrs. Orval C. Shuman, Chadwick.

A daughter, Alberta Marie, born Aug. 17 to Mr. and Mrs. George Reuben Nailor, Lanark.

A daughter, Phyllis Jean, born Aug. 1 to Mr. and Mrs. Lowell DeSpain, Mt. Carroll.

A son, Lewis Brett, born Aug. 28 to Mr. and Mrs. Cecil W. Frosch, Savanna.

A son, Wayne Warner, born Aug. 22 to Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Whalen, Hanover.

A son, Keith Palmer, born Aug. 13 to Mr. and Mrs. Palmer Dauphin, Savanna.

A son, Allan Louis, born Aug. 12 to Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand A. Grimm, Thomson.

A son, Bert William, born Aug. 10 to Mr. and Mrs. Trumen B. Shaw. Hanover.

A son, Peter James, born Aug. 7 to Mr. and Mrs. David W. Aitken, Hanover.

A son, Dennis Allen, born Aug. 4 to Mr. and Mrs. George P. Rippey, Lanark.

A son, Robert Lyle, born Aug. 28 to Mr. and Mrs. Blendon Law, Mt. Carroll.

A son, Alfred Leroy, born Aug. 10 to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Kaufman, Mt. Carroll.

Deaths

Elijah Pauley, 82, died Aug. 4 in Mt. Carroll. Interred in Oak Hill cemetery, Mt. Carroll.

William W. Johnston, 78, died Aug. 8 in Mt. Carroll. Interred in Arnold Grove cemetery, Freedom township.

Ruth Ann LaShelle, 80, died Aug. 18 in Shannon. Interred in Brethren cemetery, Shannon.

Charles Frederick Sargent, 72, died Aug. 10 in Cherry Grove. Interred in South Elkhorn cemetery.

Wilbur C. Franklin, 61, died Aug. 16 in Rock Creek. Interred in Oak Knoll memorial park, Whiteside county.

Esther Wirtjes, 37, committed suicide Aug. 29 in Cherry Grove township. Interred in Oakland cemetery, Stephenson county.

Fannie Ellen Robinson, 76, died Aug. 26 in Lanark. Interred in Oak Ridge cemetery, Cook county.

Michael William Henry, 83, died Aug. 19 in Thomson. Interred in Cox Creek cemetery, Clayton, Iowa.

Edwin A. Harris, 53, colored, found dead in dining car in Savanna yards, Aug. 5. Interred in Lincoln cemetery, Cook county.

Leona May Ready, 40, died Aug. 9 in Savanna. Interred in Savanna cemetery.

Mary C. James, 85, died Aug. 14 in Washington township. Interred in Oak Hill cemetery.

Charlotte Maude Ketchum, 45, died Aug. 16 in Savanna. Interred in Savanna cemetery.

Perry Lloyd Hatfield, 48, died Aug. 20 in Savanna. Interred in Savanna cemetery.

Births

Mr. and Mrs. Franklin L. Fehler are the parents of a daughter, Janice Elaine, born at the home in Chestnut park in Savanna at 5 a.m. Friday. (15 Sep 1939). Mrs. Fehler was formerly Miss Hazel Ashpole of Thomson.

Mrs. James Williamson, Mt. Carroll

Mrs. James Williamson, 66, died at 2 o’clock Thursday morning Sept. 14, in her home in Woodland township northwest of Mt. Carroll. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon in the home, with the Rev. James A. Foard officiating, and burial in Zion cemetery.

Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Adolph Derrer and Mrs. David McCall of Mt. Carroll; three sons, Ralph and Oscar of Moline, and Earl, at home, and a sister, Mrs. Eva Speer of Massbach.

Nelson Ridgeway, Milledgeville

Nelson Ridgeway, 69, a veteran of the Spanish-American war, died at 5 a.m. Sept. 14 at his home in Milledgeville. Death was due to heart disease.

Funeral rites were held Saturday afternoon at the Shirk chapel in Milledgeville, with the Rev. Ray Shawl officiating.

Mr. Ridgeway was born Oct. 10, 1869 in Lee county. His family later moved to Perry, Ia., and there he enlisted in the army, becoming a sergeant in Company B, 52nd Iowa infantry. He married Miss Grace Fulon at Cedar Rapids, June 8, 1909. About 20 years ago Mr. Ridgeway and his family returned to Illinois and have since resided in Milledgeville.

Surviving are his widow and a son, James Ridgeway.

John W. Peters, Lanark

John W. Peters, 67, prominent Lanark business man, died at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday (19 Sep 1939) in the Deaconess hospital at Freeport after a brief illness.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Masonic temple at Lanark at 2:30 p.m. Friday, with members of Lanark lodge, A.F. and A.M., in charge. The Rev. E.Y. Knapp, retired Lanark pastor, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Thomas Doyle, pastor of the Lanark Methodist church.

Mr. Peters was born on a farm near Milledgeville Sep. 19, 1872, and had spent nearly all his life in this vicinity. For many years he has been an automobile dealer in Lanark. He was a 32nd degree Mason.

Surviving are his widow and three brothers, Reuben, Albert, and E.A. Peters, all of Lanark.

Christ Hartman, Shannon

Christ Hartman, 66, life-long resident of Carroll county, died suddenly at 9:30 Sunday (17 Sep 1939) night at his home, one and a half miles north of Shannon. Death was caused by a heart attack. According to his wife, Mr. Hartman had been in apparent good health during the day. Shortly after retiring, he complained of a sharp pain in his chest, and died within a few minutes.

Funeral services were set for 1:30 Thursday afternoon at the home and 2 p.m. at the Evangelical church in Shannon. The Rev. S.G. Eberly will officiate, and burial will be in the Brethren cemetery.

Mr. Hartman was born in Shannon township, March 14, 1873, the son of John and Elizabeth Hartman. On March 1, 1898, he was married to Emma Woessner of Shannon, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Frank of Waterloo, Ia., and Raymond of Bridgeport, Conn.; five brothers, Louis of Laurens, Ia., and William, August, John and Fred, all of Shannon; and one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Woessner of Sterling.


Thomson Review, 28 Sep 1939

Mrs. I. Engelkens, Milledgeville

Mrs. Isaac Engelkens, 45, died early Monday (25 Sep 1939) morning at her home north of Milledgeville. Funeral rites were conducted Wednesday afternoon from the home and from Franklin Corners church with the Rev. Edwin Stauffer of Sterling in charge.

Mrs. Engelkens was born at White Pigeon Aug. 21, 1894, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Peoples. She married Isaac Engelkens in 1913.

Surviving are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Glenn Williams of Morrison and Carrie at home; three sons, John of Morrison, and Ed and Isaac at home. Five sisters and two brothers also survive.

Births

Mr. and Mrs. Marion Reed of Hanover, Ill. Are the parents of a daughter born Sunday (24 Sep 1939) in the Jane Lamb hospital in Clinton, Ia. Mr. Reed is the owner of the bus line that goes through Thomson.

Mr. and Mrs. William Geisz of Chicago are the parents of a daughter born Monday morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Heinze, who live north of Thomson on the Stransdale farm.


Thomson Review, 5 Oct 1939

Services for Col. Graham Held Sept. 30
Heart Attack Thursday Was Fatal to Former Ordnance Depot Head

Private funeral rites for Lt. Col. George W. Graham former commandant of the Savanna Ordnance Depot, were conducted Saturday afternoon in the Fuller funeral home in Savanna. The Rev. H. Foster Whitney, pastor of the Episcopal church, officiated at the services. The body of Col. Graham was taken to Champaign for burial.

Col. Graham died early last Thursday (28 Sep 1939) morning of a heart attack suffered at the apartment in Lanark where he had lived for the past month. He had resided in Mt. Carroll for about three years prior to that time, and had many friends there and in other parts of the county.

He was born Jan. 26, 1882, in Fifthian, Ill., son of George W. and Julia S. Dunn Graham. He received his early education in the schools there and at St. John’s Military Academy in Manlius, N.Y.

Graham was, on Nov. 9, 1917, commissioned as captain, ordnance section, officers reserve corps, and was ordered to active duty Jan. 18, 1918. In 1919 he was promoted to major in the ordnance department, was honorably discharged in October of that year, and in July 1920, was again commissioned as major in the ordnance depot. His promotion to the grade of lieutenant colonel came Aug. 1, 1935, and on Aug. 31, 1935, he was retired because of disability.

Col. Graham served as commanding officer of the Savanna Ordnance depot from July 14, 1928 to June 30, 1932. After his release as commandant, Col. Graham was transferred to the office of the chief of ordnance in Washington, D.C., where he served until retired. He then came to Mt. Carroll to make his home.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Geo. W. Graham of Pasadena, Calif.; a son George W. Graham, Jr., of McLane Tex.; a daughter, Mrs. Theodore Colehour of Mt. Carroll; a stepdaughter; and four grandchildren.

Woman Buried Here Monday

Mrs. Martha VanMeter Crawford of Elmhurst, Ill., was buried at the Lower York cemetery Monday, Oct. 2.

Mrs. Crawford was a sister of Mrs. E.C. Pratt of Mt. Carroll and was 82 years of age. She passed away at her home on Sept. 30.

Births

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Knapp of Rock Falls are the parents of a daughter born Sunday, Sept. 24. Mrs. Knapp is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Siperly, tenants on the farm property belonging to Mrs. W.H. Hoofstitler of Sterling.

Mrs. Floyd Edwards, Mt. Carroll

Mrs. Floyd Edwards, 45, died at 5:30 a.m., Sept. 27 in her home north of Mt. Carroll. Funeral rites were conducted Friday afternoon in the Christian funeral home and at 2:30 p.m. in the Wacker Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Grover Foltz officiated and burial was in Wacker cemetery.

She was born Dec. 17, 1893, in Mt. Carroll, daughter of George and Elizabeth Douglas. Surviving are her husband; six daughters, Florence, Mildred, Bette, Marilyn, Anna Mae, all of Mt. Carroll, and Mrs. James Canavan of Savanna; four sons, Harold, Floyd, Jr., Robert and James, all at home; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Buckwalter of Lanark, Mrs. William Seidenberg of Savanna, and Mrs. Marion Ewald of Mt. Carroll; four brothers, Floyd, Roy and Ray of Savanna, and Glenn of Milwaukee.

Mrs. Mary Eckman, Lanark

Mrs. Mary Eckman, 70, died at 9:30 a.m. Friday (29 Sep 1939) at her home in Lanark. She had been in poor health for a year, but was critically ill for only a few days.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Church of the Brethren, of which she was a member, with the Rev. I.D. Leatherman officiating. Burial was in Lanark cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, J.A. Eckman; two daughters, Mrs. Alice Stahr and Mrs. Esther Haught; a sister, Mrs. Emma Rauser, all of Lanark; one grandson and one great grandson.

Charles Ditsworth, Lanark

Charles Ditsworth, 67, who was found unconscious in his Lanark home Friday night, died at 6:15 p.m. Saturday (30 Sep 1939) without regaining consciousness. A physician attributed death to a heart attack.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Cornwell funeral home with the Rev. I.D. Leatherman in charge. Burial was in Lanark cemetery.

Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Ditsworth, he was born on a farm three miles west of Lanark in 1872. He moved to Lanark about 18 months ago. Four brothers survive, Clayton of Lansing, Mich., Oliver of Oelwein, Ia., William of near Mt. Carroll and Frank of Lanark.


Thomson Review, 12 Oct 1939

Max Emery is Killed in Car Crash
Cause of Wreck Near Thomson Friday Eve is Unknown
Funeral Monday
Third Auto Fatality in Carroll County During the Year

Max Emery, 29, Savanna, died at 1:15 Saturday (7 Oct 1939) morning in the Savanna hospital as a result of injuries suffered about ten o’clock in the evening when his car was wrecked near the Frank Brown home about four miles north of Thomson. His death is the first auto fatality in the county in the second half of this year and third in the county.

Emery’s car plunged off highway 80 in front of the Brown residence, rolled over several times and came to rest on its wheels. Emery was returning to his home in Savanna from Davenport where he was employed. The car went off on the west side of the highway and the driver thrown out. He was found lying on a piece of the wrecked vehicle about 25 feet from the rest of the wreckage.

Frank Brown and a companion, Victor Parker, heard the crash and were the first to arrive at the scene. They took the injured man to the office of a Savanna physician from where he was removed to the hospital. Examination showed that Emery had suffered a broken back, a deep wound in the back and numerous cuts and bruises.

An inquest held Saturday afternoon by Coroner J.B. Schreiter brought a verdict of accidental death. The testimony revealed no evidence of the cause of the accident but it is thought probable that Emery dozed at the wheel.

Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the Fuller funeral home in Savanna.

Emery was born near Mt. Carroll, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Emery, and had resided in Savanna for about ten years. He is survived by his widow, the former Dorothy Bouvia; two children, Clara Ann and James; his parents; two sisters, Mrs. Max Bundy and Virginia Emery of near Mt. Carroll, and numerous other relatives. He was a nephew of Dan, Lee and Oliver Etnyre of Chadwick.

“Suicide” is Verdict in Girl’s Death
Decide Mt. Carroll Girl Took Her Own Life While Despondent

“Suicide by a self-inflicted bullet while despondent,” was the verdict returned last Thursday afternoon by a Mt. Carroll coroner’s jury which had investigated the death that morning of 20-year-old Norma Storch at the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Tipton.

Miss Storch was found at 8:45 a.m., Oct. 5 in a room at the Tipton home by her sister who had heard a shot. A physician reported that a bullet penetrated her heart and that death was instantaneous. A .38 caliber revolver was found near the body.

The family told authorities that the girl appeared to be in good spirits Wednesday night when she left home to go to a roller skating rink at Savanna and said they were unable to give any reason for the suicide.

Mrs. Tipton was at work downstairs when she heard a shot from upstairs. She rushed to her sister’s room and there found the girl. A physician called immediately pronounced the girl dead.

Miss Storch, who formerly attended a professional school at Rockford, had been living at the Tipton residence for several years and working in a beauty parlor operated by her sister. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Storch, live at Stetsonville, Wis.

The body was removed to the home of her parents where funeral services were held Saturday. She was born at Stetsonville May 14, 1919, and was graduated from the high school at Dorchester, Wis.

Surviving are her paternal grandmother; her parents; six brothers, Raymond, Richard, Vincent and Gayland, all of Stetsonville, Maurice of Milladore, Wis., and Lorin of Keno, Ore., and one sister, Mrs. Tipton.

Mrs. Sarah Anderson Died Saturday in Home of Daughter

Mrs. Sarah Anderson, 85, former Carroll county resident, died at 1:10 p.m. Saturday (7 Oct 1939) in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emma Eslinger east of Thomson.

Funeral rites were conducted on Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at the home of another daughter, Mrs. Roy Marshall, in Morrison and at two o’clock at the Bethesda Lutheran church there. The Rev. Harry Johnson officiated and burial was in Grove Hill cemetery, Morrison.

Sarah Gilbert Anderson was born in Sweden Oct. 7, 1854, and came to this country with her parents in 1866. She married Mathew Pearson in 1870 but was widowed a few years later. In 1879 she married John Anderson. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson farmed in Ustick township and in Carroll county until 1920 when they moved to Morrison where Mr. Anderson died in 1937. She was also preceded in death by five children.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Emma Eslinger of Thomson, Mrs. Roy Marshall of Morrison, Mrs. Murray Doland of South Bend, Ind., and Mrs. Lloyd Durward of Ustick; three sons, Alfred Pearson of Morrison, Edward Anderson of North Dakota and Ralph Anderson of Chadwick, besides 17 grandchildren, a sister in Los Angeles and a brother in Ferndale, Wash.


Thomson Review, 19 Oct 1939

Savanna WPA Worker Dies in Accident
Run Over by Truck While Working on Road Project at Ordnance Depot

Henry Francis Kosier, 53, lifelong resident of Savanna, was fatally injured Saturday (14 Oct 1939) afternoon when he fell under the wheels of a heavy dump truck at the Savanna Ordnance Depot. Kosier was working with a PWA road construction crew at the time of the accident.

According to Coroner J.B. Schreiter, Kosier was helping unload the truck which was loaded with gravel. He was standing on the running board of the truck and pulled a rope which released the load. The driver whose name the coroner said was Richmond, said Kosier signaled him to drive ahead. He told officials that he felt a jar, stopped the truck and found that the wheels had passed over Kosier.

It is believed that Kosier fell from the running board as the truck started or that he was knocked off by part of the truck as the load was dumped.

He was taken to the ordnance depot hospital and died there soon after being admitted. Death was due to internal injuries.

The road on which Kosier and the rest of the crew was at work is within the grounds of the ordnance depot.

An inquest was conducted Sunday morning at the Fuller funeral home in Savanna.

Mr. Kosier was born April 2, 1886, in Savanna, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kosier. He is survived by three sons, Leroy, Paul and Leonard, all of Savanna; five daughters, Lois Kosier, Mrs. Vivian Van Hesen and Mrs. Berniece Shaffer, all of Savanna, Mrs. May Tenley of Lanark, and Mrs. Mildred Benson of Rockford; his mother, two brothers, John and Jesse of Savanna; a sister, and 14 grandchildren.


Births A daughter, Janice Elaine, born Sept. 15 to Mr. and Mrs. Franklin LeRoy Fehler, Savanna.

A daughter, Patricia Ann, born Sept. 9 to Mr. and Mrs. Milton N. Kelsey, Savanna.

A daughter, Darlene June, born Sept. 5 to Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Bicker, Cherry Grove.

A daughter, Joyce Lorraine, born Sept. 25 in Mt. Carroll township to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. R. Geisz, Chicago.

A daughter, Violet Mae, born Sept. 19 to Mr. and Mrs. Victor R. Buchholz, Milledgeville.

A son, Daniel Kent, born Sept. 20 to Mr. and Mrs. Oliver E. Herman, Mt. Carroll.

A son, Kenneth Eugene, born Sept. 23 to Mr. and Mrs. Henry M. Eubanks, Milledgeville.

A son, Allan LeRoy, born Sept. 18 to Mr. and Mrs. Howard L. Palmer, Lanark.

A son, Donald Eugene, born Sept. 26 to Mr. and Mrs. Percy Greenawalt, Lanark.

A son, Robert John, born Sept. 30 to Mr. and Mrs. John Stewart, Savanna.

A son, Charles William, born Sept. 28 to Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Mika, Savanna.

A son, Norman K. born Sept. 24 to Mr. and Mrs. Warren E. Benters, Savanna.

A son, Ronald Carl, born Sept. 16 to Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Scherman, Savanna.

A son, Charles Eugene, born Sept. 14 to Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Noble, Mt. Carroll.

A son, Patrick Henry, born Sept. 2 to Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Vetricek, Jr., Savanna.

The two August births reported were: A daughter, Janice Lee, born Aug. 27 to Mr. and Mrs. Floyd B. Dittmar of Mt. Carroll, and a son, Lewis Brett, born Aug. 28 to Mr. and Mrs. Cecil W. Frosch of Savanna.

Deaths

Frederick Werner, 79, died Sept. 9, in Wysox; interred in Dutchtown cemetery, Wysox.

John Ernest Smith, 56, died Sept. 10 in Elkhorn Grove; interred in Lutheran cemetery, Brookville.

Nelson Burr Ridgway, 69, died Sept. 14 in Milledgeville interred in Bethel cemetery.

Sarah Jane Engelkens, 45, died Sept. 25 in Milledgeville; interred in Bethel cemetery.

Mary Ann Curtice, 93, died Sept. 7 in Shannon; interred in Lanark cemetery.

Frank Miller, 65, died Sept. 2 in Savanna; interred in Oak Woods cemetery, Chicago.

Henry Clarence Gossell, 49, of Wisconsin, fell dead in Savanna restaurant Sept. 4; interred in Eastman, Wis.

Mrs. Theresa Schuneman, 88, died Sept. 2 in Savanna; interred in Freeport cemetery.

Theresa King, 52, died Sept. 6 in Savanna; interred in Greenwood cemetery, Galena.

Leonard Wesley Swanson, 25, died in Savanna hospital Sept. 7; interred in Lancster, Neb.

Luella Ann Blenner, 47, died Sept. 9 in Savanna; interred in Bellevue, Ia.

James Franklin Frederick, 66, died Sept. 19 in Savanna; interred in Savanna cemetery.

John L. Tenley, 68, died Sept. 5 in Mt. Carroll; interred in Hickory Grove cemetery.

Mrs. Jennie Elliott, 84, died Sept. 8 in Woodland township; interred in Zion cemetery.

Mrs. Sadie Williamson, 66, died Sept. 14 in Woodland; interred in Zion cemetery.

Mrs. Anna Rebecca Edwards, 45, died Sept. 27 in Woodland; interred in Hickory Grave cemetery.

George Wellington Graham, 57, died Sept. 28 in Lanark; interred in Mt. Hope cemetery, Champaign.

Mary Elmira Eckman, 70, died Sept. 29 in Lanark; interred in Lanark cemetery.

Charles Ditsworth, 66, died Sept. 30 in Lanark; interred in Lanark cemetery.

Crist Hartman, 66, died Sept. 17 in Cherry Grove; interred in Brethren cemetery, Shannon.


C. Morhardt, Mt. Carroll

Funeral services for Christian Morhardt, 79, who died Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in the home of his son, Gustave, at Mt. Carroll, were conducted Saturday afternoon in the Christian funeral home and in the Mt. Carroll Lutheran church. The Rev. E.C. Dolbeer and the Rev. J.H. Fetterolf officiated. Burial was in Oak Hill cemetery.

Surviving are six sons, Jacob and William of Elmoville, Paul and Adam of Savanna, Christian, Jr., of Hanover and Gustave of Mt. Carroll, three daughters, Mrs. John Curboy and Mrs. Leslie Frederick, both of Mt. Carroll, and Mrs. George Rausch of Shannon.

Gene McCue, Savanna

Gene McCue, 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick McCue of Savanna, died in the Savanna hospital shortly after 7:30 Friday (13 Oct 1939) morning. He was taken seriously ill Sept. 27 and attending physicians pronounced it a blood clot on the brain. The boy has been unconscious since that time.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday with burial in the Savanna cemetery.

Surviving are the parents; one sister, Jeanette; the maternal grandfather, Phillip Reitz; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Katherine McCue of Savanna.

William Brearton, Savanna

William Brearton, 87, father of State’s Attorney John L. Brearton, of Savanna, died Friday (6 Oct 1939) morning in the East Moline state hospital. Funeral services were held at 2:30 Sunday afternoon at the Fuller funeral home in Savanna with the Rev. T.S. Cleworth officiating. Burial was in Grove Hill cemetery at Morrison.

Mr. Brearton was born Feb. 14, 1852, in Canada and later the family moved to the Morrison vicinity. His wife died eight years ago.

Surviving are seven children, Miss Ann Brearton of Minneapolis, John L. of Savanna, Fred of Albert Lee Minn., Martin of Aberdeen, S.D., James of New York City, Mrs. Sewell Clefton of St. Paul, Minn., and Frank of Cedar Rapids. Twelve grandchildren and several great grandchildren also survive.

Births

Mr. and Mrs. Everett Eslinger of Morrison are the parents of a daughter born Wednesday (18 Oct 1939) in the Morrison hospital. The baby weighed 7 ¾ pounds, and has been named Carla Kay. Mrs. Eslinger was the former Miss Lucille Griswold of Thomson.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Stage of Morrison, a daughter, in the Morrison hospital, Monday (16 Oct 1939) evening.

F.H. Shipley, Savanna

Frederick Howard Shipley, 67, retired railroad employee and a resident of Savanna for 38 years, died Oct. 11, in the Savanna hospital where he had been taken early that morning. He had been suffering with heart trouble for several months but was seriously ill for only a few hours.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the family home in Savanna with Masonic committal services at the grave in the Savanna cemetery.

Mr. Shipley was born March 8, 1872, at Little Orleans, Md., son of Hezekiah and Mary Brinkman Shipley, and moved to Center Junction, Ia., with his parents while still a boy. He entered the services of the Milwaukee railroad and in 1895 and was a freight conductor when he retired in 1937.

He was married April 10, 1901, to Olive Winston of Savanna. His wife preceded him in death in 1934.

Surviving are a son, William of Savanna; a daughter, Juanita at home; two grandchildren, Frances and Howard Shipley; two brothers, Perry of Montevideo, Minn., and Grant of Canton, S.D., and four sisters, Mrs. Margaret Sturtevant of LaKata, N.D., Mrs. Elizabeth Kent of Gilbert, Ia., Mrs. Gertrude Ray of Portland. Ore., and Mrs. Jennie Skrivseth of Bismark, N.D.

A.L. Sandholdt, Savanna

Andrew Lund Sandholdt, 68, of Savanna, was found dead Thursday morning, Oct. 12, in Sabula, Ia., by several school children. He had gone to Sabula the preceding day for a visit.

A verdict of death due to hardening of the arteries was returned by Dr. John W. Gordon, Johnson county coroner, who conducted an inquest.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon in the Law funeral home at Savanna with burial in Savanna cemetery.

Mr. Sandholdt was born June 8, 1871, in Herup, Germany. He came to America in 1893 and settled at Savanna.

Surviving are his widow, the former Marie Fogalia Hansen; one son Bert, and one daughter, Mrs. Marie Bashaw; two step-daughters, Mrs. Hanna Kobbe and Mrs. Mata Krahn; three step-sons, Arthur Hansen, William Hansen, and Nate Hansen; 20 grandchildren and six great grandchildren, all of Savanna.


Thomson Review, 2 Nov 1939

Mrs. Dora Prins, 76, Died Early Friday Morning in Fulton
Services Held Monday for Mother of Local Residents

Mrs. Dora Prins of Fulton, who had been ill for several weeks, died at four o’clock Friday (27 Oct 1939) morning at the home of her son, Anthony, with who she had lived for the past year. She was 76 years old and had been a resident of Fulton since moving from a farm near Thomson where the family lived for several years.

Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at 1:00 o’clock at the Anthony Prins home in Fulton and at 1:30 o’clock in the Fulton Christian Reformed church, with the Rev. A. Bliek officiating. A few remarks were also given by the Rev. Rynbrandt of the Second Reformed church. Two selections, “There’s No Disappointment in Heaven” and “Safe in the Arms of Jesus” were sung by Mrs. Clarence Bielema, Mrs. W.T. Huizenga, Mrs. Jabbez Housenga and Mrs. Peter C. Vogel of Fulton with Miss Sylvalena Bolhous presiding at the organ.

The flowers were taken care of by Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sikkema and Mrs. John Dornbos of Fulton. Burial was in the Fulton cemetery.

Pallbearers were Garrett Bolhous of Thomson, Claus DeWeerdt, Edward Norman, John Ardapple, Charles Ottens and William Tremayne of Fulton.

She was born in The Netherlands, July 24, 1863, the daughter of Claus and Jennie Juist, and was there married to Albert Prins Nov. 27, 1885, who preceded her in death several years ago. A few years after their marriage they came to the United States and farmed in the vicinity of Thomson until a few years ago when they retired and moved to Fulton. She was a devout Christian and a member of the Christian Reformed church of Fulton, where she was a faithful attendant while her health permitted.

She is survived by six sons, Jacob, of Chadwick; Albert, Claus and Justice of Thomson, John of Lyndon and Anthony of Fulton; three daughters, Mrs. Peter Dyke of Morrison, Mrs. John Huyser of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Reip Brands of Morrison; 23 grandchildren and one great grandchild, and three sisters and one brother in The Netherlands. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and one son, Andrew, who died in service in the World war.

Mrs. Corles Dirst, Lanark

Mrs. Corles Dirst, 28, died at 11 a.m. Friday (27 Oct 1939) in a Freeport hospital where she had Monday given birth to a daughter. The body was brought to Lanark for funeral services.

She was the daughter of Mrs. Charles Osborn of Lanark, and was born February, 1911, in Hiawatha, Kan. She was married six years ago in Hiawatha to Corles Dirst, but lately had lived in Lanark.

Besides her mother, she is survived by the daughter, her husband, and three sisters, Lulu and Violet Osborn, Savanna, and Charlotte Osborn of Lanark.

Mrs. Frank Miller, Milledgeville

Mrs. Frank Miller, 64, died Saturday (28 Oct 1939) morning in her farm home near Milledgeville. She had been in poor health for several years and for the last few weeks had been bedfast.

Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the residence and at the Brethren church in Milledgeville. The Rev. W.S. Benshoff officiated and burial was in South Elkhorn cemetery.

She is survived by her husband; a sister, Mrs. John Roderick of Dixon, and a brother, Ed Neikerk of Sterling.

Thomas Roberts, Milledgeville

Thomas Roberts, 78, died suddenly at 10:30 a.m. Saturday (28 Oct 1939) at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Earl Rahn, near Milledgeville. He suffered a heart attack.

He was born May 19, 1861, in Buchanan county, Indiana, the son of John and Louisa Roberts. He was a member of Cherry Grove church near Lanark.

Surviving, besides his daughter, is a son, Earl Roberts of Rockford.

Funeral services were held Monday, with burial in the Cherry Grove cemetery.

E.H. Parker, Savanna

Edward Henry Parker, 81, died 9:30 Friday (27 Oct 1939) night at his home in Savanna following a two-year illness. Funeral services were held on Monday morning in St. John’s Catholic church with burial in the Catholic cemetery in Savanna.

Mr. Parker was born in Canada, March 25, 1858, and had lived in Savanna for the last 24 years.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Cecelia Parker; three sons, John and Edward of Savanna, and George of Clinton, Iowa; two daughters, Mrs. Mary McGulf of Shannon and Miss Lillian Parker, at home, and eight grandchildren.

Mrs. Andrew Haas, Lanark

Mrs. Andrew Haas, 41, died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday (29 Oct 1939) in her home east of Lanark. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Clay.

Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Elnora, at home; her mother, Mrs. Stella Carey of Michigan; three sisters, Mrs. Raymond Jacoby, Mrs. Alice Dunn, both of Savanna, and Mrs. Ethel Haas of Massbach; two brothers, Wells and Reuben, both of Michigan.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the home and at the Christian church in Lanark with the Rev. Harry W. Kaye officiating. Burial was in Lanark cemetery.

Merle Gibbs, Lanark

Merle Gibbs who has been a patient at the Moline hospital passed away early on Tuesday (31 Oct 1939) morning after being ill for some time. The Cornwell Funeral Car brought the body to Lanark for burial. Merle was the son of Mrs. Monroe Poffenberger and he had reached the age of 38 years at the time of his death. His father, Harry Gibbs, preceded him in death about twelve years ago. Funeral arrangements are yet incomplete.


Thomson Review, 9 Nov 1939

W. Moyer, Savanna, Is Dead
Body Found on Table in Gas-Filled Home Monday Morning
HOLD INQUEST
Verdict of Suicide is Returned by Jury Later in Day

The body of Warren Moyer, 61, was found Monday morning in his gas-filled home on North Third street, Savanna, by fellow-employees who started search for him after he had failed to appear for work. Moyer had been employed for the last four years as operator of the tower at the crossing of the Milwaukee and Burlington railroad tracks in Savanna. When he did not report for work at the usual time, George Lanning and Ray Fields went to his home. They found the door unlocked, entered and discovered Moyer’s body on the kitchen table. Gas jets of the stove were turned on and Moyer appeared to have been dead for several hours.

The body was removed to the Fuller funeral home where an inquest was conducted by Coroner J. B. Schreiter.

Moyer was born in Independence, Ia., Oct. 19, 1878, the son of David and Mary Grove Moyer. He had been employed as a telegraph operator on the Milwaukee railroad for 34 years.

He is survived by a brother, Grover Moyer of Laramie, Wyo., and a cousin, Judge O.M. Grove of Mt. Carroll. A twin brother, Otto, died about two years ago.

At the inquest, a verdict of death from gas asphyxiation, self-administered with suicidal intent, was returned by the jury which was composed of C.D. Crouse, G.A. Winkey, Mathew Swingley, Julius Gauch, Wyatt Greenleaf and Francis Brennan.

Friends of the dead man said they believed that he ended his life while despondent over his state of health. He had suffered with heart trouble for more than a year and early in October had gone to Rochester, Minn., for examination.

Births

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Brinkman are the parents of a son born last Wednesday (7 Nov 1939) in the Savanna City hospital.

Mr. Brinkman is the herdsman at the Stransdale Farm.


Thomson Review, 16 Nov 1939

Frank Turney Died Nov. 10 in North Dakota

Frank Turney, 78, a former resident of Carroll county, died at his home at Edgeley, N. Dak., early Thursday morning, Nov. 10, according to word received by relatives here. A brother, Lyman Turney of Lyndon, left Friday to attend funeral services in Edgeley.

Mr. Turney was born in Newton township, Whiteside county, on July 29, 1861, eldest son of Thomas and Frances Turney. When 19 years old, he moved with his parents to a farm in the southern part of Carroll county. Dec. 15, 1885 he was married to Jennie Bedell, who survives. Mr. and Mrs. Turney moved to North Dakota in 1907. He had been in poor health for some time.

Besides the widow he is survived by five children, Mrs. Glenn Austin and Mrs. Arthur Turney of Lyndon; four sisters, Mrs. Murry Hardy of Lyndon, Mrs. Henry Cobb of Morrison, Mrs. Edith Mowry and Mrs. Della Parker of Los Angeles, Calif., 14 grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

Rifle Discharged While Nephew Was Unloading Weapon
Verdict of Accidental Death is Returned by Coroner’s Jury
Died Instantly
Tragedy Occurred at Dittmar Home after Hunting Trip

“Death from accidental gunshot wounds” was the verdict returned Saturday afternoon by a coroner’s jury at Lanark after investigating the death of Dick Thomas, 49, of Elmwood Park, a Rockford suburb.

Thomas was accidentally killed about 1:30 Saturday (11 Nov 1939) when a gun in the hands of a 16-year-old youth went off as it was being unloaded after a hunting trip near Lanark. The accident occurred on the front porch of the Fred Dittmar home just outside of Lanark where Thomas, his wife and son, Melburn, were visiting. Thomas was a brother-in-law of Dittmar.

Thomas and his son, and Dittmar and his son, Kenneth, had returned from a hunting trip near the home and were standing on the porch unloading their guns. Young Dittmar pulled back the bolt of his 22-caliber rifle and the gun went off, sending a bullet through the right lung of Thomas, who was standing about four feet away from the body.

The bullet entered his body under the right shoulder blade and he died almost instantly.

Dr. J.B. Schreiter of Savanna, county coroner, conducted an inquest at the Cornwell funeral home in Lanark at four o’clock Saturday afternoon.

Thomas was born in Pearl City, but for the last seven years had lived at Rockford.

The coroner’s jury was composed of Joe Gillogly, foreman; Vincent Olson, Glenn Zugschwerdt, Chester Gilogly, Mathew Docter and John Cornwell.

Marvin Davies, Mt. Carroll

Marvin Davies, 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Davies, died at 6 a.m. Monday (13 Nov 1939) at his home south of Mt. Carroll after an illness of several years.

Funeral rites were conducted on Wednesday afternoon at the Christian funeral home in Mt. Carroll. The Rev. R.H. Seitner officiated and burial was in Oak Hill cemetery.

Marvin was born Oct. 10. 1926, in Savanna. He is survived by his parents; one sister, Marian; three brothers, Charles, Lyle and George, all at home; and his paternal grandfather, George Davies of Woodbine.

W.E. Bailey, Savanna

William E. Bailey, 72, died Nov. 1, at his home in Savanna, after a lingering illness. Funeral services were conducted at the family home Thursday afternoon, with the Rev. H. Foster Whitney officiating. Masonic committal rites were held at the grave in the city cemetery.

Mr. Bailey was born in Hinckley, Medina county, Ohio, on June 19, 1867, son of Thomas and Sara Berry Bailey. He had been a resident of Savanna for 56 years. He was married to Florence Jordan of Savanna August 28, 1901.

Surviving are the widow and one son, Webster, at home, and a brother, James Bailey, Elgin.

Mrs. Edward Wolfe, Savanna

Mrs. Edward Wolfe, 52, died about six o’clock in the evening, Nov. 3, at St. Francis hospital, Freeport, where she had been a patient for a week. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon in the Fuller funeral home in Savanna by the Rev. H. Foster Whitney. Burial was in Savanna cemetery.

She was born in Wylsing, Wis., the daughter of Charles and Rena Beckett. She was first married to Harry Altenbern, who preceded her in death. She later married Edward Wolfe.

Surviving are the husband; one daughter, Mrs. Lucille Shay of Freeport; a granddaughter; her mother in Hanover; three sisters, and one brother.

D.L. Kimmel, Lanark

D.L. Kimmel, 74, who for many years farmed west of Milledgeville, died at 5 p.m. Monday (6 Nov 1939) at the home of his son, Frank Kimmel, near Lanark. Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at the Dutchtown Church of the Brethren with Dr. W.S. Bell officiating, assisted by William Kendall. Burial was in the Dutchtown cemetery.

Mr. Kimmel was born near Lanark April 20, 1865, son of Michael and Salome Kimmel. He was married at Milledgeville Feb. 8, 1894, to Cora Fike, who died Feb. 6, 1931. He was a member of the Dutchtown church. Since the death of his wife, Mr. Kimmel had lived with his sons, Frank of Lanark, and J. Harold, who live on the home farm near Milledgeville.

Besides the two sons, he is survived by three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. N.R. McKinney of Sabetha, Kans., and one brother, W.C. Kimmel of Sheldon, Iowa.

Henry Kortner, Shannon

Henry Kortner, 64, lifelong resident of Shannon and vicinity, died Saturday afternoon in a Freeport hospital where he had been taken after suffering a heart attack a short time earlier as he entered the office of a Lena physician.

Funeral rites were held Tuesday afternoon at the home and at the Ebenezer Evangelical church with the Rev. Max Schroedel officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mr. Kortner was born Nov. 28, 1874, in Loran township, Stephenson county, the son of Frederick and Louisa Kortner. He was married March 15, 1899, to Martha Schwarze in the church where last rites were held Tuesday for him. After farming for some years, the family moved to Shannon where they had resided for the last 25 years.

Surviving are his widow; three daughters, Lillian at home, Mrs. Arthur Baldauf of Pearl City, and Mrs. Oscar Brinkmeier of Granton, Wis., a sister, Mrs. Henrietta Koepping, Pearl City; a brother, Conrad Kortner, Freeport, and a half-sister, Miss Anna Kortner of Dixon.

Relative Passes Away in Canada

Mrs. Grace Moyer and daughter Lou of Argo have received word of the death of their brother-in-law and uncle, Martin Beattie of Canada. Mr. Beattie passed away at his home Sunday. (12 Nov 1939)

The body will arrive here the last of the week and burial will take place at the Oakville cemetery south of Mt. Carroll.

Mr. Beattie is also survived by a son, William, of Lanark.

John Schoen, Lanark

John Schoen, 70, died at 10:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at his home in Lanark after a long illness. He had been in a coma for several days.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at the home with Rev. I.D. Leatherman officiating. Burial was in Lanark cemetery.

Surviving are his widow; a son, Harry of Lanark; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Miller of Mt. Carroll and Mrs. Christina Weber of Freeport; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Harmon and Mrs. Henry Grove, both of Lanark, and a brother, Henry of Lanark.

Mrs. Sam Larson, Mt. Carroll

Mrs. Sam Larson, 75 died at 7 o’clock Friday evening, Nov. 10, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Troy Zink, northwest of Mt. Carroll. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Lutheran church in Mt. Carroll with the Rev. E.C. Dolbeer and the Rev. J.H. Fetterolf officiating.

Besides the daughter, she is survived by four sons, Charles and John of Mt. Carroll and William and George of Olen, Iowa.

Henry Isenberger, Lanark

Henry Isenberger, 63, well known Lanark contractor, died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday (15 Nov 1939) after a long illness. Funeral arrangements had not been completed at a late hour Wednesday.

Mr. Isenberger was born July 14, 1876, in Titonka, Ia., the son of John and Hester Isenberger. When a young man, he came with his family to Jo Daviess county and later to Carroll county. In 1900 he was married to Bertha Barber, who survives, together with two children, Raymond, who is also a contractor in Lanark, and Mrs. Florence Woo is of Oregon, Ill. Also surviving are his mother; two brothers, Frank of California and George of Lena. He was preceded in death by his father, an infant son, two brothers, Oscar and Will, and a sister, Lila.

Mr. Isenberger had been in the contracting business vicinity for 40 years.


Thomson Review, 23 Nov 1939

Mrs. Charles Renz Dies at Argo-Fa Home on Friday

Mrs. Charles Renz, 34, died at 6 o’clock Friday (17 Nov 1939) at her home. Two miles west of Argo-Fa. Her death followed a stroke which she had following a serious illness of several days. She was removed to her home Wednesday after a stay at the ? hospital.

Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon in the home and at 2:30 p.m. in the York Community church, with the Rev. Walter Schiel officiating.

The Misses Mary and Margaret Gaar, accompanied by Miss Athlene Gaar, at the piano, sang several selections.

Pallbearers were William Hawk, Mr. Charles Bower, Leslie Durward, Arthur Manning, Harold Rogers and Albert Dunn.

Burial was made in the Lower York cemetery.

Mrs. Gladys Renz was born on November 28, 1904 in Thomson the daughter of Reverdy and Stella Mathew Lord. She was graduated from the York community High School in 1924. Following her graduation she taught in the Bristol school. On December 22, 1926 she was married to Charles Renz and had lived in this locality ever since. During her entire life she was affiliated with the Christian church.

Survivors are her husband; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Reverdy Lord of near Mt. Carroll; and two brothers, Eugene and Curtis at home.

Henry Damann, (Damman) Shannon

Funeral rites were held Sunday afternoon for Henry Damman, 69, who died last Thursday (16 Nov 1939) afternoon at his home there after a year’s illness. The Rev. Thomas Doyle of Lanark officiated and burial was in White Oak cemetery near Forreston.

Mr. Damann is survived by his widow; five children, Mrs. Elmer Nesemeier, Mrs. Emil Keister and Carl Damann, all of Freeport, Fred of Ridott and Alfred of Shannon; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Geiseman, Chancellor, S.D., Mrs. Lena Backer, Sioux Falls, S.D., Miss Minnie Damman, San Francisco, and Mrs. Lizzie Damman, Shannon, and a brother Louis Damman.

Joseph Sucher, Chadwick

Funeral services for Joseph Sucher, 73, who died Nov. 15 of a heart attack in his home near Chadwick, were conducted Saturday afternoon in the Fair Haven church by the Rev. Paul Farley. Burial was in Chadwick cemetery.

Mr. Sucher was born at Downers Grove Nov. 28, 1866, and came to Fair Haven as a young man, He married Miss Anna Geison March 2, 1892, and they farmed here for many years. Surviving are his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Cloide Meakins, Morrison, and Mrs. Lyle Pazen, Chicago; one son, Charles of Chadwick; a sister, Mrs. Mary Yun of Council Bluffs, Ia., and two grandchildren.

Mrs. Charles Renz, Argo-Fa

Mrs. Charles Renz, 34, died in her home at Argo-Fa about six o’clock Friday (17 Nov 1939) morning. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon in the home and in the York Communmity church with the Rev. Walter Schiel officiating. Burial was in Lower York cemetery.

She was born Nov. 28, 1904, in Thomson, daughter of Reverdy and Stella Mathew Lord. She married Charles Renz Dec. 22, 1926.

Surviving are her husband; parents, and two brothers, Eugene and Curtis.


Births

A daughter, Arliss Joan, born Oct. 1 to Mr. and Mrs. Theodore R. Farwell, Milledgeville.

A daughter, Saraphine, born Oct. 4 to Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie L. Sluga, Savanna.

A daughter, Shirley Kay, born Oct. 15 to Mr. and Mrs. Merle E. Chase, Mt. Carroll.

A daughter, Judith Anne, born on Oct. 16 to Mr. and Mrs. George D. Weidman, Mt. Carroll.

A daughter, Margaret Gladys Ellen, born Oct. 17 to Mr. and Mrs. Carl S. Anderson, Savanna.

A daughter, Sharon Kay, born Oct. 20 in Savanna to Mr. and Mrs. Melvin E. Folk, Polo.

A son, Donald Alvin, born Oct. 3 to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Neufuss, Savanna.

A son, James Max, born Oct. 10 to Mr. and Mrs. Garfield A. Sauer, Chadwick.

A son, Dale Richard, born Oct. 11 to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Zenk, Thomson.

A son, Dennis Lee, born Oct. 12 to Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Lamoreux, Lanark.

A son, John Albert, born Oct. 13 to Mr. and Mrs. John Clemens, Lanark.

A son, William Merle, born Oct. 15 to Mr. and Mrs. Merle E. Chase, Mt. Carroll.

A son, Gerald Lee, born Oct. 17 to Mr. and Mrs. George M. Von Essen, Savanna.

A son, Gerald LeRoy, born Oct. 18 to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Edmonds, Mt. Carroll.

A son, Kenneth La Verne, born Oct. 20 to Mr. and Mrs. Ross J. Miller, Savanna.

A son, Donald Edward, born Oct. 27 to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence H. Wurster, Savanna.

Deaths

Christian Morhardt, 79, died Oct. 4 in Mt. Carroll township; interred in Oak Hill cemetery, Mt. Carroll.

Norma Storch, 20, died Oct. 5 in Mt. Carroll of self-inflicted gunshot wound; interred at Stetsonville, Wis.

Gene Phillips McCue, 10, died Oct. 6 in Savanna; interred in Savanna cemetery.

Max Renald Emery, 29, died Oct. 7 of injuries suffered in auto accident north of Thomson; interred in Savanna cemetery.

Sarah Anderson, 85, died Oct. 8 in Thomson; interred in Morrison cemetery.

Emmerson Harbaugh, 63, died on Oct. 10 in Mt. Carroll township; interred in Lanark cemetery.

Frederick Howard Shipley, 67, died Oct. 11 in Savanna; interred in Savanna cemetery.

Henry Francis Koser, 53, died Oct. 14 at Savanna Ordnance Depot after being run over by truck; interred in Savanna cemetery.

Andrew Hershey Pease, 71, died Oct. 20 in Savanna; interred in Savanna cemetery.

Saraphine Sluga, 18 days, died Oct. 22 in Savanna; interred in Savanna cemetery.

Elmer Fisk, 80, died Oct. 22 in Mt. Carroll; interred in Savanna cemetery.

Edward Henry Parker, 81, died on Oct. 27 in Savanna; interred in Savanna cemetery.

Jacob L. Chambers, 97, died Oct. 27 in Milledgeville; interred in Oak Knoll cemetery, Whiteside county.

Maggie May Miller, 64, died Oct. 28 in Elkhorn Grove; interred in South Elkhorn cemetery.

John Hiram Roberts, 78, died Oct. 28 in Wysox township; interred in Cherry Grove cemetery.

Agnes Elnora Haas, 41, died Oct. 29 in Rock Creek township; interred in Lanark cemetery.


Thomson Review, 30 Nov 1939

Former Resident Died in Iowa Mon.

Roy Renner, 60, a native of Carroll county, died Monday (27 Nov 1939) morning in Des Moines, Iowa, of a heart attack, according to word received by relatives in Mt. Carroll. He is survived by his wife, the former Lulu Sword of Lanark, and three children all married. Mr. and Mrs. Renner visited relatives in Mt. Carroll and Lanark about three weeks ago.

Mrs. Wm. Karrow, Milledgeville

Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon in the Trinity Lutheran church of Milledgeville for Mrs. William Karrow, 51, who died at 1:45 p.m., Nov. 22 at her home south of Milledgeville. The Rev. Raymond Shawl officiated.

Mrs. Karrow was the daughter of Benjamin and Georgianna Deets. She is survived by her husband and five children, Clarence and LeRoy who live near Hazelhurst, and Vera, Kenneth and Violet at home.

C.W. Moore, Mt. Carroll

Final rites were held Sunday afternoon for Charles W. Moore, 71, who died in his home at Mt. Carroll at 4:30 a.m., Friday morning (24 Nov 1939). The Rev. James Foard, pastor of the Mt. Carroll Methodist church, officiated at the services in the Moore home, and burial was in Oak Hill cemetery.

Mr. Moore, son of Robert and Anna Mackay Moore, was born March 19, 1868 in Mt. Carroll. On Oct. 27, 1897, he married Miss Blanche Pogue in Monmouth.

Surviving are his widow; three daughters, Mrs. Kenyon Pierce of Elgin, Mrs. Norwood Casselberry of Urbana and Mrs. Howard of Merrit of Ypsilanti, Mich., two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Rankins, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Alice Demmons of Mt. Carroll; and two brothers, Robert and Duncan Moore, Los Angeles, Calif.

Rev. H.L. Baum, Shannon

The Rev. Henry L. Baum, 87, pastor of the Shannon Church of the Brethren for many years, died at noon Saturday (25 Nov 1939) at the home of his grandson, Emerson Baum, four miles south of Shannon. He had been in failing health for several years.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Lanark Church of the Brethren, with burial in the Shannon cemetery.

The Rev. Baum was born on Sept. 16, 1852, in Petersburg, Pa., son of John and Elizabeth Metz Baum. When he was four years old he came with his parents to this vicinity, settling on a farm northwest of Shannon.

On Sept. 16, 1875, his 23rd birthday, he married Catherine Royer. She was fatally injured in 1917 when a train struck the buggy in which she and her husband were returning home from church services at Shannon.

When the Rev. Mr. Baum entered the ministry, he, as well as many other pastors of Brethren churches, served without pay. Besides serving as pastor of the Shannon church, he operated a farm near Shannon for years. The church building of the Shannon Church of the Brethren, of which he was a charter member, was torn down about three years ago and members of the congregation now attend services at the Lanark and Cherry Grove churches.

He is survived by a son, Charles of Tipton, Ia., a grandson, Emerson, with whom he lived; a brother, Abe Baum of Shannon; a sister, Mrs. Annie Moore of Lena, and a great grandson.

Mrs. Mary Fulrath, Mt. Carroll

Mrs. Mary Fulrath, 81, died early Wednesday (29 Nov 1939) morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hattie Nielsen, in Mt. Carroll. She was born Nov. 29, 1858.

Surviving, besides Mrs. Nielsen, are another daughter, Mrs. William Heinze of near Mt. Carroll and two sons, Flave and Vernon, both of East Moline.

Funeral arrangements had not been announced late Wednesday.


Thomson Review (Thomson, IL) Obituaries
7 Dec 1939

Adolph Fuller

Mt.Carroll – Funeral services for Adolph Fuller, 77, Mt. Carroll, who died at 11 a.m. Nov. 29, in St. Francis hospital, Freeport, where he had been a patient for three weeks, were conducted Friday afternoon at the Christian funeral home. Burial was in Oak Hill cemetery.

Mr. Fuller was born May 22, 1862, in Germany, the son of Stephen and Barbara Fuller, and came to Mt. Carroll in 1882. He leaves his widow; a daughter, Bessie, at home; and two brothers and a sister residing in Germany.

Mrs Daisy Barnes

Mt. Carroll – Mrs. Daisy Elizabeth McEwen Barnes, 62, night operator at the telephone exchange in Mt. Carroll for 15 years, died at 7 p.m. Dec. 1? At her home. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Frank Bros. funeral chapel, the Rev. James A. Ford officiating. Members of Ola chapter, O.E.S., were in charge of services at the grave in Oak Hill cemetery.

She leaves a sister in Perry, Ill., a niece and a nephew. She was born June 2, 1877, in Missouri.

Harold Peterson

Savanna – Harold F. Peterson, 45, former Savanna resident and a World war veteran, died at 1 a.m. Friday (Dec. 1, 1939) in the Hines veterans’ hospital. Funeral services were held Sunday in Savanna, the Rev. A. Blomberg officiating, and burial was in Savanna cemetery.

He was born in Savanna Feb. 24, 1894, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Peterson. He attended Savanna schools and was employed there by the Milwaukee railroad until about 25 years ago.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Thomas Griffin of Savanna, and a sister, Mrs. David Bruding of Chicago.

Leo Helbling

Savanna – Leo Helbling, 79, died at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 30, in his home north of Savanna. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Fuller funeral home with Rev. T. Stuart Cleworth in charge. Burial was in Savanna cemetery.

Mr. Helbling was born in Zurich, Switzerland, May 18, 1860, the son of Joseph and Helena Helbling. He came to this country at the age of 20 and settled near Savanna. On April 10, 1884, he married Miss Catherine Prufer of Washington Township, and the have resided in and near Savanna since that tinme. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1934.

Surviving are the widow; one son Joseph, at home; three daughters, Miss Mazelle Helbling, at home, and Mrs. Robert Gilman and Mrs. Violet Nehrkorn residing near Savanna; eighteen grandchildren and ? great grandchildren.

Leslie Guenzler

Lanark – Leslie Guenzler, 27, died at 5:30 p.m. Monday (4 Dec 1939) in St. Francis hospital, Freeport.

He was born in Freedom township and had resided on a farm in that vicinity all his life. He is survived by his widow, the former Margaret Weidman of Mt. Carroll; two sons, Lee and Donald; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Guenzler; two brothers, Marice and Robert, at home; two sisters, Nola Guenzler, at home, and Mrs. Paul Diffenderfer who resides south of Lanark; and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Derrer, Sr., of Mt. Carroll.

Mrs. William H. Dahl

Savanna – Funeral services for Mrs. William H. Dahl, 72, were held Saturday at the Fuller funeral home in Savanna, with the Rev. T. Stuart Cleworth officiating. Burial was in the city cemetery.

Mrs. Dahl, a resident of Savanna for 48 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A.J. Elder, in Milwaukee, Wis., on Wednesday, Nov. 29, after a lingering illness.

She was born in Grundy county, Iowa, May 19, 1867. She was married to William Dahl July 14, 1901, and the came to Savanna to reside.

Surviving are a son, Grant, of Savanna; a daughter, Mrs. Elder of Milwaukee; two grandchildren, Keith Dahl, student at Texas A. and M. college, and Janet Elder of Milwaukee; two sisters, Miss Clara Stanton and Miss Jessie Stanton, and a brother Grant Stanton, all of Minneapolis.

Savanna Couple Wed Saturday in Clinton, Ia.

Miss Gladys Kane and Keith Wheldon, both of Savanna, were united in marriage Saturday (2 Dec 1939) morning at a ceremony performed in Clinton, Iowa. They were attended by Miss Lois Wheldon, sister of the bridegroom, and Wayne Hartney.

After a short wedding trip they will return to Savanna and make their home with the bride’s mother.

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Catherine Wurster and is a graduate of the Savanna high school. For several years she has been employed at Marth’s store. The bridegroom is the only son of Mrs. Cora Wheldon and also is a graduate of the Savanna high school. He is employed as a machinist helper at the Milwaukee railroad roundhouse in Savanna.


Thomson Review (Thomson, IL) Obituaries
14 Dec 1939

Mrs. Bart Bashaw

Wacker – Mrs. Bart Bashaw, 54, died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7. At her home in Wacker. Funeral rites were conducted Saturday afternoon from the home and from Hickory Grove Methodist church with the Rev. James A. Ford of Mt. Carroll officiating. Burial was in Hickory Grove cemetery.

Mrs. Bashaw is survived by her husband; one son, Robert of New York City; one daughter, Mrs. Harold Christiansen of Wacker; a sister, Mrs. Jay Christian of Newell, S.D., and two brothers, Otto and James Sorenson of Savanna.

Mrs. Charlotte Isenhart

Chadwick – Mrs. Charlotte Isenhart, 74, died at 7:15 p.m. Friday (8 Dec 1939) in her home here. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Fred Zemke, and in the Hope Evangelical church. The Rev. L.M. Phillips officiated and burial was in the Chadwick cemetery.

She is survived by the daughter; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Baldwin, and a brother, John Groom, both of Council Bluffs, Ia.

Emanuel Zier

Lanark – Emanuel L. Zier, 81, died at 9:45 p.m. Sunday (10 Dec 1939) in the Claire Miller home in Lanark where he had been staying for the last week.

Funeral rites were conducted on Tuesday afternoon in the Shannon Evangelical church with the Rev. Harry G. Kaye, Lanark, officiating. Burial was in Shannon cemetery.

Mr. Zier was born Nov. 27, 1858, in Cherry Grove township, son of John and Mary Zier. He had spend his entire life in the community. On Feb. 4, 1886, he married Emma Kuhlemeier.

Surviving are a brother, John, of Lanark, and a grandson, Robert.

B.F. Buckwalter

Mt. Carroll – Funeral services for Benjamin Franklin Buckwalter, 86, who died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday (10 Dec 1939) at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ed Eisenbise, were held Tuesday afternoon at the Frank Brothers funeral chapel in Mt. Carroll. The Rev. J.H. Fetterolf officiated, and burial was in Oak Hill cemetery.

Mr. Buckwalter was born March 30, 1853, in Pennsylvania, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Buckwalter. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Eisenbise; three sons, Ray and Charles of Savanna, and George of Lanark; a sister, Mrs. Adam Ritenour of Chicago, and three brothers, Clayton, Elijah and Jacob, all of Mt. Carroll.


Thomson Review (Thomson, IL) Obituaries
21 Dec 1939

Mrs. Christine Sorenson

Savanna – Mrs. Christine Sorenson, 77, died at 5:20 p.m. Sunday (17 Dec 1939) in the home of a son, James at Savanna. The body was taken to Mt. Carroll Tuesday.

Mrs. Sorenson was born Dec. 4, 1862, in Denmark. She is survived by two sons, James and Otto; a daughter, Mrs. J.H. Christian of Newell, S.D., and several grandchildren.

L.E. Eacker

Mt. Carroll – L.E. Eacker, 74, died early last Thursday (14 Dec 1939) morning in the Illinois Masonic hospital in Chicago where he had been a patient since Sept. 27.

Funeral Services were conducted here Saturday afternoon at Frank Brothers funeral home and at the Methodist church, with the Rev. James A. Foard officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill cemetery.

Mr. Eacker, son of Lord Byron and Eveline Eacker, was born Sept. 11, 1865, in Woodland township. He moved from his farm there to Mt. Carroll in 1917.

Surviving are a son, Carlos of Lanark; a daughter, Mrs. Fred Wagner of Perry, Ia., and a sister, Mrs. Nettie Robinson, Chicago. His wife died last March 15.

John Rogers

Lanark – John Rogers, 75, of Lanark, died at 3 p.m. Monday in an East Moline hospital where he had been taken about a week before. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Trinity Lutheran church at Lanark, with the Rev. J.H. Feltcrolf, retired MT. Carroll pastor officiating. Burial will be in Lanark cemetery.

Mr. Rogers was born Dec. 19, 1864, at Brookville, son of Herman and Catherine Rogers, and lived his entire life in Carroll County. On March 31, 1890, he was married to Miss Anna Conrad.

Surviving are the widow, daughters, Mrs. Dollie Rahn, Ethel Smith of Lanark, Mrs. ? Miller and MRs. Catherine ? of Mt. Carroll, and Mrs. Bess ?Berger of Chadwick; five sons, ? and Orville of Mt. Carroll, ? of Savanna; and Lloyd and ? of Lanark; a brother, Will ?; thirty grandchildren and ? great grandchildren.


Thomson Review (Thomson, IL) Obituaries
28 Dec 1939

Fred Bloyer

Lanark – Fred Bloyer, 69, former Lanark resident, died at 6 a.m., Dec. 21, at a Decatur hospital. Burial was made in Oak Hill cemetery at Mt. Carroll.

Surviving are his widow, the former Anna Paul of Mt. Carroll; four brothers, Clarence of Rockford, George of Freeport, Otho and Harry of Lanark, and two sisters, Mrs. Le?a Myers and Mrs. Harry Peters, both of Lanark.

Mrs. Bruce Hicks

Mt. Carroll – Mrs. Bruce Hicks, 62, of Mt. Carroll, died Monday morning (25 Dec 1939) at a hospital in Rochester, Minn., where she had been a patient for three weeks. The body was brought to Mt. Carroll for funeral services and burial.

The daughter of Andrew and Mary Frederick, she was born Nov. 9 1877, in Mt. Carroll. Surviving are her husband; two sons, Leo of Michigan and Bert of Mt. Carroll; two daughters, Mrs. Ernest Mielke of Savanna and Mrs. Clarence Frederick of Mt. Carroll; six sisters, Mrs. Walter Swingley, Mrs. Anna Ditsworth and Miss Birdie Frederick, all of Mt. Carroll; Mrs. Emma Powers and Mrs. Ralph Whitmer of Lanark, and Mrs. Walter Downs of Stockton; two brothers, John Frederick of Mt. Carroll, and George Frederick of Lena and 14 grandchildren.

Mrs. Walter Klitz

Mt. Carroll – Mrs. Walter Klitz, 23, died at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 22 at her home in Woodland township five miles north of Mt. Carroll on the Stockton road.

An autopsy was performed by the family physician, who reported that death was due to heart trouble. She had been in poor health for several weeks. Mrs. Klitz was born in Corinth, Miss., October 30, 1916. She is survived by her husband.


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