John C. Schreiner Obituary


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John C. Schreiner, Veteran Chadwick Resident, Laid To Rest Yesterday
Well known pioneer, 84, dies Sunday evening at daughter's home here.

Funeral services for John C. Schreiner, 84, well known pioneer resident of this community, who passed away at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Schultz in Chadwick on Sunday evening at 8:50 o'clock, following an extended illness, were held from the Schultz home at 1:30 and from the Hope Evangelical church at 2:00 o'clock yesterday afternoon. His death was attributed to complications and infirmities brought about by old age. Interment was made at the Chadwick cemetery, the Rev. S. G. Eberly officiating.

John C. Schreiner was born in Salem township, May 14, 1851, the son of Carl and Elizabeth Schreiner, pioneers in Carroll County, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. T. F. Schultz, Chadwick, Dec. 8, 1935, at the age of 84 years, 6 months and 25 days.

The deceased was united in marriage to Miss Kathryn Rahn on Nov. 30, 1873 and to this union 14 children were born, 8 sons and 6 daughters.

When a young man, he moved on to a farm west of Chadwick where he and his young bride started out in life together. They resided there for many years, where they were blessed generously with material things.

In 1895 they moved to Chadwick where he assisted N. H. Hawk in the elevator business, as well as buying stock for several years. For almost 30 years he also spent a considerable portion of his time as an auctioneer, being considered one of the best in his day.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Schreiner united with the Evangelical church during the year of their marriage, and the deceased was for many years a leader in his church, holding important offices such as assistant class leader, stewart, and president of the official board, later position which he retained for several years.

In all these offices, he is known never to have betrayed the trust confered upon him. The deceased was a kind, loving husband, father, friend and neighbor, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him in a personal way.

He is survived by his widow, Kathryn Schreiner; five daughters; Mrs. Viola Weber, Mrs. Alice Schultz, Mrs. Cora Geison, all of Chadwick; Mrs. Mable Edgerton, Hanover, and Mrs. Pearl Kirkey of Waterloo, Ia.; five sons: Harry J., of Chadwick, Robert of Chicago, Raymond of Savanna, and Chester and Lester of Davenport, Ia.; one brother: W. W. Schreiner of Chadwick; 25 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives.

One daughter, Clara, died Jan. 4, 1929, and one son, Levi, passed away Feb. 15, 1935. Harvey and Jessie died in infancy.

Funeral services:

Funeral services were conducted from the Schultz home at 1:30 and from the Hope Evangelical church at 2:00 o'clock, with the Rev. S. G. Eberly officiating. He was interred at the Chadwick cemetery. Music was furnished by Mrs. Chas. Honberger and Mrs. W. B. Schreiner, the latter from Dixon. Pallbearers were Homer Geison, Robert Geison, Ward Weber, Vernon Weber, Kermit Schultz and Thomas Schultz, grandsons of the deceased.