Henry Conrad Schleuning Obituary


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Obituary of Henry Conrad Schleuning

Henry Conrad Schleuning [Conrad Schleuning] was born in Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany, June 4th, 1839. He was the 4th son of Conrad and Elizabeth (Schuchard) Schleuning. Baptised June 23, 1839, confirmed in the Lutheran Church in 1853. He immigrated to America in 1859, was united in marriage with Anna Elisa Guenther, March 26, 1865. March 27 of the same year he enlisted as a soldier in the Union Army. When the war was ended he received his honorable discharge Dec. 16 1865.

Mrs Schleuning preceded him 6 years ago, Sept. 14, 1904. Nine children were born to them. One daughter Mary Miller died about 7 years ago. Those living are : Mrs W. H. Spealman, Nebraska; Mrs. Henry Traum, Lanark; Mrs. John Queckoerner, Chadwick; Mrs. Wm. Lotz, Lanark; William and Henry, Chadwick; Miss Julia, who has kept house for the father since the mother's death; and Mrs. Samuel Stein, the youngest daughter south of Chadwick. There are 23 grandchildren living. Also two brothers survive him.

After the war was over they settled on the farm now occupied by his son Henry. Ten years ago he quit farming and built a house on the other farm across the road.

They both were members of the Black Oak Lutheran Church and helped to build the church. Mr. Schleuning was also a member of the Grand Army Post at Chadwick. It can be said he was much beloved everywhere outside the family circle as well as among his own relations. It is also claimed by neighbors that he was never known to have a serious dispute with any man, a peace maker, honest, industrious and always sober. Many will miss him. He suddenly passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 1910 about 4 P. M., while in Chadwick, having been unwell for a week. The cause of death was apoplexy. His age was 71 years, 2 months and 27 days. Tuesday, September 6 the funeral services were held in the Black Oak Lutheran Church, conducted by the pastor Rev. Mack, who preached in German and Rev. W. J. Funkey of Chadwick preached in English and conducted the service at the grave. A quartette of the Chadwick Lutheran Choir sang in German and English in the church and at the grave as the casket was lowered. A very large gathering of friends was in attendance.