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Harry Frederick Hall, Sr.
     Harry Frederick Hall Sr., 93, of 322 Evergreen West, died at 6:49 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 5, 2008) in his home. He was born Nov. 19, 1914, in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Meredith Lewis and Dollie Ruth Hoskins Hall. He married Lucille Dorothy Young on Aug. 31, 1936, and she died on April 10, 1978. On Nov. 18, 1978, he married Ruth Hannah Mitze Eshom in Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. She survives. Mr. Hall was a 1935 graduate of Quincy High School, a 1939 graduate of Carthage College and received his master's degree from the University of Illinois in 1950. He was the executive director of the YMCA for more than 30 years. He was a charter member and president of Hull (Ill.) Lions Club, Kiwanis Breakfast Club, Noon Kiwanis, and Golden K. Kiwanis. He was also a member of the Illinois High School Association, and the Quincy High Blue Devils basketball team which won the Illinois High School state championship in 1934. He spearheaded the financial campaigns to raise money to build the YMCA in 1970, and he received an honorary lifetime membership to the Quincy YMCA. Harry was a member of the National YMCA basketball champions in 1938 and earned the athletic award in high school and Carthage College. He officiated for 17 years in high school and college football and basketball games. He was in Illinois High School Coaches Hall of Fame, and the Quincy High School Sports Hall of Fame for basketball. He was in the educational field from 1945-1956 serving as coach, principal and administrator of Warsaw, Farmer City, Macomb and West Pike schools. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, camping with the Holiday Ramblers No. 263 trailer group, playing cards with friends, traveling and fishing. Harry was always a gentleman and even during his long illness was a gracious man. Survivors in addition to his wife are a son, Harry F. Hall Jr., and his wife, Barbara of Quincy; three daughters, Marti Thruston of Jefferson City, Mo., Marcia Horn and her husband, Jack, of Erie, Colo., and Maureen Wilcox and her husband, Douglas of Decatur; a brother, Jim Hall and his wife, Kathy, of Carmel, Ind.; a sister, Elizabeth Mosley of Quincy; five grandchildren, Stacey Hall Gruen and her husband, Jeremy, of Hannibal, Mo., Ryan Thruston of Norfolk, Va., Kari Thruston of Jefferson City, and Michael and Amy Wilcox of Decatur; a great-grandson, Nathan Gruen of Hannibal, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ray and Virgil Hall; two step-brothers, Didrick and Clarence Franks and three sisters in infancy. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Monday in Our Redeemer Lutheran Church with Rev. Larry Troxel officiating. Burial wll be in Greenmount Cemetery. VISITATION: 4-7 p.m. Sunday in the Hansen-Spear funeral Home. MEMORIALS: Our Redeemer Lutheran Church or the YMCA.
[Source: Quincy Herald Whig, Submitted by Ella Tittsworth]

Jacoby Halleck
DIED - In this city on Tuesday morning last, Jacoby Halleck, Esq., member of the bar, and formerly of Kentucky, and late of Ohio. We understand he has left a family, of a widow and several children – living, it is believed at Lebanon, Ohio. The Ohio papers will please notice.
     In token of respect to the deceased, the circuit court which was in session, adjourned to attend the funeral, and most of the members of the bar in attendance, followed the remains to their last resting place. We believe there were some other proceedings had by the legal gentlemen, but as we have not the particulars, we are unable to give them.

[Source: Quincy Herald Whig, Saturday, Sept. 19, 1840 – transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

Mrs. Samuel Harrop
Mrs.Samuel Harrop died at midnight of Thursday. She was born in Mercer County, West Virginia, some forty-six years ago. During the war Samuel Harrop was taken prisoner and incarcerated near White Sulphur Springs, Va. When released he was a physical wreck, and unable to work at his trade. He took up school-teaching in Southwest Virginia, and there he met the lady who afterwards became his wife. From Virginia they moved to Ohio, and thence to Illinois, coming to Quincy eighteen years ago, or more. For several years Mrs. Harrop had been ailing, but nothing serious developed until Friday of last week, when she was attacked by la grippe, and later, from that disease, by inflammation of the bowels, of which she died. Besides her husband, who is prostrated by the grief that is his by the death of a loved companion, there survive four children. They are Samuel, Jesse, Mamie, and Lizzie. Mrs. Harrop enjoyed a wide acquaintance and was held in high esteem. She was a good wife and mother and a king-hearted friend. The funeral will be attended from the family home, 517 Jackson street, at 2 o'clock tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon. Rev. A. C. Byerly will officiate at the home and at the grave- in Woodland Cemetery. Friends of the family are invited to attend.

Mrs. Lawrence Haxel
The Quincy Daily Journal
Monday, Jun 30, 1913
Page 7
DEATHS
Mrs. Lorenz Haxel.
     Yesterday evening at 7:45 o'clock occurred the death of Mrs. Lorenz Haxel at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Christina Wollet, 632 South Sixteenth street, after a lingering illness of about eight months, death being due to old age. Mrs. Haxel was 84 years of age at the time of her death, and was born in Maienfeis, Nasan, Germany, in the year 1828. In the year 1866 she came to this country, where she lived the remainder of her life. Mrs. Haxel was a member of St. John's Lutheran church, and a member of the Ladies Aid Society of that parish. Surviving are three sons, William Haxel, Ralston, Okla., Dr. C. C. Haxel, Fowler, this county, and Philip Haxel of this city, besides the daughter mentioned. Nineteen grandchildren also survive, Funeral notice will be published later.

The Quincy Daily Journal
Thursday, July 03, 1913
Page 3
FUNERALS
Mrs. Lawrence Haxel.
     The funeral of the late Mrs. Lawrence Haxel was held yesterday afternoon, services being conducted at the home of the decedent's daughter Mrs. Christina Wollet, 632 South Sixteenth street, at 2 o'clock, and at the St. John's Lutheran church at 2:30 o'clock, with Rev. Theodore Walz officiating. The Ladies Aid Society, of which Mrs. Hazel was a member sang hymns at the church. The interment was in Greenmount cemetery. A large number of friends attended the services.

[submitted by Debbie Gibson]

Cornelius Hayes
      Death Yesterday Afternoon of Cornelius Hayes, an Old Resident Cornelius Hayes, for half a century a well known citizen of Quincy, died yesterday afternoon shortly after 4 o'clock at his home, 819 Chestnut street. Pneumonia was the immediate cause of death, although Mr. Hayes was in a bad condition as the result of an accident which happened eleven days ago.
     While in the loft of his barn throwing down feed for a cow which he kept Mr. Hayes stumbled and fell from the window to the ground below. He was seriously hurt and at his age the nervous shock which resulted was severe. While he was weakened as the result of this accident, pneumonia set in and nothing could ward off the end.
     Mr. Hayes was born in County Tipperary, Baltlol, Ireland, 78 years ago. When he was a young man he came to America - 56 years ago. He lived for about six years in Watertown, New York, and then removed to Quincy which had been his home ever since. There survive the widow and seven children, Mary, Anna, Katherine, and Nellie. There is also a brother John Hayes, and a sister, Mary O'Leary.
     Mr. Hayes was a faithful member of St. Rose of Lima church. He was a man who had many friends and was highly respected by all who knew him.

[The Quincy Daily Whig, February 3, 1904, Submitted by Charla Weisenburger]


John C. Hayes
John C. Hayes Dies After But a Day's Illiness-
Served in Civil War
     After suffering from cholera morbus but one day John C. Hayes, a veteran of the Civil War, died at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Cornelius Hayes, of 819 Chestnut street. He was taken sick the evening before and the attack became so pronounced that he sank rapidly until the end.
     Mr. Hayes was formerly a member of the Soldiers' Home, from which he was given his discharge some time ago. After making a visit in Chicago he returned to Quincy about six weeks ago and has been staying at his sister-in-law's since. He expected to re-enter the home in a few days. He was a native of Ireland and was born at Ballyby in County Tipperary, about seventy years ago. He came to this country fifty-five years ago and served throughout the Civil War as amember of Company C, Tenth Illinois infantry.
     He is survived by the folllowing children: W.E. and August, of Kewanee; John, of Clyde, Ill.; P.J., of Palestine, Tennessee (should be Palastine, Texas); Mrs. John McNally, of Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Lewis Gustin, of Kewanee; and Mrs. Richard Callahan, of East St. Louis. A sister, Mrs. John O'Leary, of Quincy, also survives.


[The Quincy Daily Whig, Aug. 26, 1909, Submitted by Charla Weisenburger]


Carl T. Heckle
     Carl T. Heckle died Sunday morning at his home in this city aged 57 years. He had been afflicted for several years with Bright's disease, but his death was the immediate result of an attack of typhoid fever. Mr. Heckle was born in Baden, German, and came to this country with his parents when quite young. He farmed for several years, but came to Quincy twenty-one years ago. He served on the police force five years, but has generally been engaged in the grocery business. He leaves a wife and one daughter to mourn his loss. Several relatives, among them ex-sheriff Heckle, reside in this city. Mr. Heckle was highly esteemed by his friends and neighbors, and in his death Quincy losses a good citizen. The funeral will take place from the family residence on Wednesday morning and from St. Boniface church at 8 o'clock.
[The Quincy Daily Herald, February 2, 1890, Submitted by Debbie Gibson]


Catherine Heidemann
The Quincy Daily Journal
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1912
Page 2
Mrs. John Heidemann.
     Mrs. John Heidemann, who was born in Quincy on February 14, 1867, died at her home, 626 Chestnut street, at 4:30 o'clock
yesterday afternoon, death being due to catarrh of the stomach, from which she had been suffering for several months.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her mother, three sisters and two brothers. Her mother is Mrs. Mary Hayes, the brothers,
Mike and John P. Hayes, and the sisters, Miss May, Miss Anna and Miss Nellie.

The Quincy Daily Whig
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1912
Page 3
LIFE RESIDENT IS SUMMONED
     Mrs. John Heidemann Died Yesterday Afternoon After an Illness of Four Months.
     Mrs. John Heidemann, a lifelong resident of this city, died at the family residence of this city, died at the family residence, 626 Chestnut
street, yesterday afternoon at 4:25 o'clock. Death was directly due to catarrh of the stomach, with which Mrs. Heidemann had been suffering
for the past four months. For several weeks her condition had been considered very serious and death was not unexpected when it came.
     Mrs. Heidemann was born in this city 45 years ago, February 14th. She was a member of the St. Rose church and was a
consistent member.
Besides her husband there survive her mother, Mrs. Mary Hayes, of 819 Chestnut street; two brothers, Mike and John P. Hayes;
three sisters Misses, Mary, Anna, and Nellie. The funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

Anna Heinecke
DEATH OF OLD RESIDENT
     Mrs. Anna Heinecke Died Yesterday Had Lived in One House Over Fifty Years Mrs. Anna Heinecke, of 907 Ohio street, passed away yesterday morning at the family residence. She was the wife of Christian Heinecke and is survived by six sons and one daughter in addition to the husband. Death was due to a complication of diseases.
     Mrs. Heinecke was 64 years of age. She came to America and to Quincy when a girl and had lived in this city for over fifty-four years. She had the unusual distinction of having lived in one house for over half a century – the home in which she died. She was a faithful member of St. Boniface Catholic church and will be mourned by a very large circle of friends and acquaintances.

Christian Heinecke
DEATH CAME TO OLD RESIDENT
CHRISTIAN HEINECKE SUCCUMBED TO DROPSY AND HEART TROUBLE.
He Had Lived In Quincy For Forty Years.
    Christian Heinecke died about 8 o'clock Saturday evening at his home, 907 Ohio street where he had lived for a number of years. He had been ill for some time with dropsy and heart trouble, and these ailments brought about the end.
    Mr. Heinecke was born in Germany 67 years ago. He emigrated to America when a young man and came to Quincy about 1865, thus having been a citizen of the city for forty years.
    Mr. Heinecke had ever been a consistent Catholic. He was a member of St. boniface church, of St. Nicholas branch, No. 1 W. C. U., and of the St. Aloysius Orphan Society. These children survive: Frank J. and Alois Heinecke, Henry and Joseph Stern, all of Quincy; Frank Heinecke of Mendon, and Mrs. Mary Mock of Melrose township.
[The Quincy Daily Journal, Mon. Feb. 6, 1905, Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

FUNERAL OF CHRIS HEINECKE The funeral of Christian Heinecke occurred this morning at 8:30 o'clock from the residence, 907 Ohio street, and at 9 o'clock from St. Boniface Catholic church. Interment was at St. Boniface cemetery. A delegation of St. Nicholas' branch, W. C. U., attended.
[The Quincy Daily Journal, Wed. Feb. 8, 1905, Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

Erma E. Heins
ERMA E. (BUNTE) TOURNEAR HEINS, 74, of rural Camp Point, died at 1:05 p.m. Thursday (Feb 11, 1982) in her home. Mrs. Heines was born Dec. 12, 1907 in Columbus, a daughter of Herman and Emma Wenzel Bunte. She attended Columbus schools and was a member of the Columbus Methodist Church. She married Cluster Tournear May 14, 1925. He died in November, 1957. She married Harold Heins March 15, 1965 in Quincy. Surviving are the husband; two sons, Lowell and Maurice Tournear, both of Camp Point; 10 daughters, Mrs. Lyle (Erma) Campbell of Camp Point, Mrs. Robert (Gladys) Phillips of Moline, Mrs. Donald (Alice) Geisler and Mrs. Carolyn Bransetter, both of San Diego, Calif., Mrs. Harry (Darlene) Myers, Mrs. Paul (Pauline) Harritt and Mrs. Kenneth (Lucille) Deming, all of Quincy, Mrs. Gene (Marilyn) of Pittsfield, Mrs. Loyd (Edna) Tenhouse and Mrs. Ronald (Sandy) Hull, both of Coatsburg; four stepsons; Glenn and Evan Heins, both of Camp Point, Melvin Heins of LaBelle, Mo., and Gene Heins of Pittsfield; two step-daughters, Mrs. Richard (Carol) Schwartz of Liberty and Mrs. Tom (Julie) Damon of Payson; two sisters, Mrs. Ada Humke of Westmont and Mrs. Reva Ertz of Hull; 41 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and 11 step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by six brothers, one sister and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Columbus Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. David Venter. Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund or to Columbus Methodist Church, Lummis-Hamilton Funeral Home in Camp Point is handling arrangements.

[Transcribed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - from the Virginia Hart Collection Pike Co IL]

Mrs. J. E. Henrickson
Word has been received in this city yesterday of the death of Mrs. J.E. Henrickson, at Olathe, Kan. Mrs. Henrickson resided in Bardolph, and, with her husband, went to Kansas with the hope that her health would be benefited by the change. She was universally loved and respected by all who knew, and leaves a vacancy in the community that will be regretted for many years. Her relatives have the sympathy of all. Her remains have been taken to Macomb for interment, and the funeral will take place this afternoon at 3 o'clock.
[Source: Quincy Daily Whig, May 3, 1887, Page 8 - Contributed by Ella Tittsworth]

Nicholas Herlemann
     Another Old and Respected Citizen Gone.-By reference to our obituary column, it will be seen that death has summoned another old and respected citizen of Quincy, Mr. N. Herlemann. Mr. Herlemann was born in the town of Gross Bibers, in the province of Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, on the 25th day of April, 1811. With his father, mother and entire family, eight in all, he landed at Baltimore in 1832 and spent two years near Chambersburg, Pa. In April, 1834, after having, with his brother-in-law, __Schmitt, prospected through what __ West, he landed, and both __________ Quincy. He soon after moved upon a farm on Mill Creek, six miles from Quincy, where he lived some 20 years, when, having by hard labor and honest industry, gained a fair competence, he gave up farming and moved into the city, retiring from the active pursuits of life. He was loved and respected by all who knew him, and leaves a wife, four daughters and one son, besides numerous relatives and friends to mourn his loss. Fortune having favored him, he leaves his family well provided for in this world's goods.

[The Quincy Whig, Aug. 16, 1872, Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Death Notice

Sue Hickman
     Mrs. Sue Hickman died in her home, 1843 Broadway, at 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon from neuralgia of the heart after an illness of only a few hours. She had lived here 45 years.
     Born April 29, 1844, in Marion county, Mo., near Warren, she was 75 years old at the time of her death. Her husband died about 20 years ago. She was a faithful member of the Baptist church, which she attended during her residence in Quincy.
     To mourn her death are two sons, Joseph of St. Louis and Frank of Kansas City, and several nieces and nephews. She was an aunt of Mrs. Theodore Helbake of this city.

[The Quincy Daily Journal, May 19, 1919, Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

Louisa Hicks
Ridgefield Reflector, Clark County, Washington, March 22, 1912, Vol. 3, No. 24
KILLED BY TRAIN
Mrs. Louisa Hicks Meets Death on Northern Pacific Tracks.
     Mrs. Louisa Hicks was instantly killed yesterday afternoon on the Northern Pacific railroad tracks just below the Ridgefield Hotel by being struck by O.W.R.& N. north bound passenger train No. 370, which is due here at 2:51 o'clock.
     Mrs. Hicks who for the past four months has been keeping house for Mr. A. A. Knox who lives about a mile south near the railroad, was in town doing some shopping and was on her return home on the tracks when a freight train on the south bound track was passing. She was standing on the north bound track watching the train pass when the passenger train came around the curve and was upon her before she had time to escape.
She was struck and her body thrown with terrific force against the bulkhead which is built at that point to hold back the steep bank, and her head was crushed on the timbers and her brains scattered along the track. Besides this almost every bone in her body was broken.
     Coroner Knapp, of Vancouver was notified by telephone and he ordered the body removed from the tracks and it was taken to a vacant house on Third Street belonging to Mr. and Mrs. Steve McAndrew. Coroner Knapp arrived on the next train and after investigation decided that an inquest was unnecessary and he prepared the body for burial.
     Mrs. Hicks was a widow and leaves two sons, Charles of this place and John of Woodland. She also has three daughters, Mrs. W-gner, and Mrs. Clanton, of Portland, and a daughter who lives in California.
     Arrangements for the funeral have not yet been made but she will probably be buried here.
Note: Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Louisa Hicks was the former Louisa Walton of PA. & Adams Co., Illinois.
[Submitted by Sara Hemp]

Aurelius Hildenbrand
    At 5 o'clock this morning Aurelius, bright little son of Mr. And Mrs. G. A. Hildenbrand, 1407 Oak street, passed away. About three weeks ago, the little fellow contracted a case of measles and later pneumonia developed, which finally caused his death. The parents are grief-stricken over the loss of their beloved one. Aurelius was 4 yeas of age at the time of his death, having been born March 8, 1909. Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Kenneth and Alphonse, both at home. Mr. Hildenbrand, the boy's father, is the supreme financial secretary of the Western Catholic Union.
     The funeral services will be held Wednesday morning from the residence at 8:30 o'clock and from St. Francis church at 9 o'clock, with interment in Calvary cemetery. Friends invited to attend.

[The Quincy Daily Journal, Monday, Jun 30, 1913, Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

Amelia Hoener
     Mrs. Christ W. Hoener of near Ursa died in her home this morning at 10 o'clock, after an illness of only a few hours. She was born in Chicago, December 28, 1891, and was 27 years old. Before her marriage, which took place six years ago, her name was Miss Amelia Werner. Besides her husband, Mrs. Hoener leaves to mourn her death and infant son and her husband's parents, Mr. And Mrs. C. Hoener.

[The Quincy Daily Journal, June 19, 1919, Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

Janice Ann Marie Hoffman
     Janice “Jan” Ann Marie Hoffman, 56, of 757 N. 1950th Place, Quincy, died at 3:45 p.m. Monday (Oct. 7, 2013) in Blessing Hospital. Jan was born Feb. 4, 1957, in Quincy, a daughter of Donald R. and Shirley McMahon Kistner. She married David Hoffman on Feb. 15, 1975, in St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. He died July 19, 2000.
     Jan was a caregiver at Bradford Villa, and she loved her work. She also enjoyed tending plants, and she was well-known for having a green thumb. If anyone had a dying plant, they would bring it to Jan, and she would revive it. She had worked at a greenhouse for a while, and she also had taken care of the plants and landscaping at the Latter-day Saints Temple in Nauvoo. Jan loved music, especially the blues and AC/DC.
     Survivors include her daughter, Heather Renee (Craig Lepper) Hoffman of Quincy; her partner and significant other, Tom Boll of Liberty; her father, Donald R. Kistner; three grandchildren, Jared Allen, Levi Thomas and Avery Hoffman, all of Quincy; a brother, Jeff (Nancy) Kistner of Quincy; and several aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins. In addition to her husband, Jan was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley McMahon Kistner; and a brother, Larry Kistner.
     Services: 11 a.m. Friday in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with the Rev. Vernon Olmer, OFM, conducting. Visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home. Memorials: Blessing Cancer Center. Arrangements: Hansen-Spear Funeral Home. Website: www.hansen-spear.com. Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com.
[Source: Submitted by Ella Hofmeister Tittsworth Quincy Herald Whig Oct. 9, 2013]

Charles L. Hofmeister
Charles Leo Hofmeister, 91, of Liberty died at 2:54 p.m. Thursday (April 7, 2005) in Blessing Hospital in Quincy. He was born January 28, 1914, in McKee Township of Adams County, a son of Charles and Amanda Diehl Hofmeister. He married Esther Lee Lease on Feb. 5, 1938,in Hannibal, Mo., by the Rev. Lee Craig. They got married in Missouri because it was less expensive, the cost being $5. She survives. Leo worked at the Abingdon Pottery Co. in Abingdon from 1942 until 1950 when he and his wife, Esther, moved to the family farm east of Liberty. They lived there on the farm for 53 years, moving into Liberty in 2003. Leo served on the Adams County Board for 33 years and the Adams County Board of Health for 12 years. He was a long time member and a 20 year trustee of Kingston Methodist Church. His pleasure in life was farming, bluegrass music, but most of all, his family. In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons, Myron Hofmeister and his wife, Esther, of Prophetstown and Steven Hofmeister and his wife, Bobbe of Griggsville, five grandchildren, Kelly Eckburg and her husband, Jeff, Kimberly Hofmeister, Amy Hofmeister, Leesa Crawford and her husband, Randy, and Heidi Dillinger; two step-grandchildren, Bill Orrill and his wife, Anita, and Shon Orrill and his wife, Melissa; 11 great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Adam and Anna Eckburg, Daren and Dakota Daniels, Kayla and Evan Crawford, Cole and Jake Dillinger and Collin and Delanie Orrill. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Floyd Hofmeister; and two sisters, Vada Kill and Velma Kill. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in Kingston Methodist Church in Kingston by the Rev. Lee Reffett. Burial will be in the Kingston Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home in Quincy. Memorials may be made to Kingston Methodist Church.
[contributed by Ella Tittsworth]

Elizabeth Hofmeister
WITH A ROPE
 Mrs. Conrad Hofmeister, the Aged Wife of a Kellerville Farmer, Ended Her Life.
     A telephone message from the constable of Kellerville, who haad (sic) carried the news to Clayton, informed Acting Coroner Cruttenden yesterday afternoon that Mrs. Conrad Hofmeister had committed suicide at Kellerville, by hanging. The constable asked the coroner to go to the scene as soon as possible, and meanwhile wished to know what to do with the body. The coroner advised him to cut it down and send it to the undertaker's.
     Mr. Cruttenen(sic) left for Clayton on the Wabash this morning. From there he drove to Kellerville to hold the inquest.
     Mrs. Hofmeister was dead when found. She was hanging in the stable. She had tied a rope around a rafter and thus, on a calm Sunday afternoon, she swung herself into eternity. None of the people who knew the woman ever suspected her sanity and they know no reason for the deed.
     She was 60 years of age, a grandmother and the wife of a well-to-do German farmer. She was Mr. Hofmeister's second wife.


Kingston Cemetery Old Section – North Side Row 17 Hofmaster, Caroline d. 21 Oct. 1862 aged 47 years Hofmeister, Conrad 1815-1907 Hofmeister, Elizabeth 1833 - 1898
[source-Cemeteries of Adams County Vol II][The Quincy Daily Journal, Monday, Sep. 12, 1898, Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

Everett Hofmeister
Everett K. Hofmeister, 91, of Good Samaritan Home, formerly of Barry Route 1, a retired auto mechanic and farmer, died at 6:48 p.m. Wednesday (March 7, 1990) in the home. Mr. Hofmeister was born Sept. 22, 1898, in Beverly Township, a son of David and Bertha Cutforth Hofmeister. He married Neva P. Drage Sept. 4, 1920, in Springfield. She survives. An auto mechanic for 35 years, Mr. Hofmeister was employed by Earhardt Motor Co. in Quincy. He farmed in the Barry area from 1950 until moving to Quincy in April 1989. Mr. Hofmeister was a member of Kingston Methodist Church and a former member of the Liberty Lions Club. Survivors also include a brother, Walter of Quincy; four nephews, Roger Hofmeister of Columbia, Mo., Aldo Hofmeister of Malaysia, Dale Klassing of Barry Route 1, and Lloyd G. Fengel of Oak Park; and a niece, Mrs, Don (Doris) Sanders of Grand Junction, Colo. He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold; an infant brother, Crendon; a sister, Zepha Klassing; and a nephew Lowell Hofmeister. Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy by the Rev. Lee Reffett. Burial will be in Kingston Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the charity or organization of the donor's choice.
[Source: Contributed by Ella Tittsworth]

Irma L. Holford
     Irma L. Holford, 86, of Quincy, died at 2:40 a.m. Friday (Oct. 4, 2013) in the Good Samaritan Home. Born March 23, 1927, in Quincy, she was a daughter of Charles and Cora Brown Sparks. She married Eugene Holford on April 23, 1950, in Quincy. Irma and Gene celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on April 24, 2013. He survives.
    Irma was a 1944 graduate of Quincy High School, a 1946 graduate of Gem City Business College and a 1947 graduate of Quincy Conservatory of Music and Piano. She was a member of Vermont Street United Methodist Church from 1927 to 1950, and a member of Luther Memorial from 1959 to the present time. Irma was an active member at Luther Memorial Church, having served on various committees, was a Sunday School Teacher and a member of the Altar Guild. She was also the church organist for Vermont Street and Union United Methodist churches. She was a member of Chapter FH-PEO, Grace Whipple Chapter Order of Eastern Star No. 312 and a past member o the Ellington Home Extension.
    She enjoyed doing crafts and playing the piano. She and Gene loved to dance and belonged to the Q City Squares and Roundancers. They wintered for five months each year since 1995 in Silveridge Park, Mesa, Ariz. Irma worked for the Quincy Housing Authority, Basse Jewelry and Abbott Automotive. She was also a secretary for her husband, who was an agent for Country Companies Insurance and Financial Services.
    In addition to her husband, Gene, survivors include a daughter, Barbara Jorgen (Richard “Dick”) of Towanda; two grandchildren, Dr. Valerie Jurgens of Austin, Texas, and Benjamin Jurgens of Bloomington; two sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Baxter (Raymond) of Waukegan and Lois Holford (Arthur Jr.) of Quincy, and several loving nieces and nephews. Mrs. Holford was preceded in death by her parents; an infant sister, Elizabeth; and brothers, Charles and Mardell Sparks.
    Services: 10 a.m. Monday in Luther Memorial Church with Pastor Tony Metz conducting. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until time of services Monday in the church. Memorials: Luther Memorial Church. Arrangements: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home. Website: Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com.

[Source: Submitted by Ella Hofmeister Tittsworth Quincy Herald Whig Oct. 6, 2013]

Fred Holtman
FRED HOLTMANN DEAD
     Fred Holtmann, aged 70 years, for many years a resident of Quincy, died early yesterday morning at his home in Ursa township, near Marcelline, after an illness of several weeks' duration.
    The decedent was born May 24, 1835, at Elverdessen, Minden, Germany, and came to the United States when a boy. He first located at St. Louis and lived there about a year, coming from that city to Quincy, where he resided until 1885, when he moved to Ursa township. He was married in 1863 to Miss Anna Stocksieck. Nine children were born to the union, all of whom survive. They are: August, Henry and William, of Adams county; Mrs. Louis Henerhoff and Mrs. Herman Beckman, of Lima; Mrs. William Markword, Mrs. Christ Ippenson and Mrs. Amanda Viehle, of Ursa, and Mr. William Ippenson, of Thayer. There are twenty-six grandchildren and in addition a brother, William Holtmann, and a sister, Mrs. Henry Krueger, both of Quincy.

[Source: The Quincy Whig, Tuesday, Apr. 6, 1915 - Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Buried in New Providence Cemetery Old Part Lot 43, Ursa, IL. First name as Fritz and born date Nov. 24, 1835, buried beside Hanna b. Mar. 22, 1839 d. June 3, 1920
[Source: Cemeteries of Adams County, Vol III]

Mrs. Dollie E. Hopson
     Mrs. Dollie E. Hopson, 100 years old, died Tuesday in Methodist Sunset Home infirmary. She had been a resident of the home eight years.
[The Herald Whig, Tues. Nov. 14, 1967-submitted by Madeline Troyer]

from The Herald-Whig, Quincy, IL, Tuesday, Nov 14, 1967
     Mrs. Hopson's death came in the eighth month of her 101st year. She had been in failing health for some time. She was born near Carthage March 11, 1867, a daughter of Ebe and Susan Hoskins Dalton. The family moved to Adams County more than 60 years ago. She married Charles Hopson in 1884 and they lived on a farm in Adams county for many years, rearing a family of 10 children. Mr. Hopson died in 1936.
     Surviving are five sons and three daughters: John E. Hopson, second assistant Fire Chief at Quincy, A.W. Hopson of Mt. Pleasant, IA., Russell Hopson of Avon, Ill., Raymond Hopson of Camp Point, Argyle Hopson of Bettendorf, IA.; Mrs. Horner (Kathryn) Shoat of Columbia, Mo., Miss Oral Hopson of Jacksonville, and Mrs. Albert (Laura) Stubbs of Monmouth. There are 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by two daughters, Mrs. Estella Langan and Mrs. Blanche Dalton, and three sisters, Mrs. Ida Davidson, Mrs. Julia Layton and Miss Esther Dalton.
     Mrs. Hopson was a member of Luther Memorial Church.
     Services will be held Friday afternoon at 1 in the Hansen-Spear funeral home, conducted by Dr. Hugh Paton. Burial will be in Payson New Cemetery.

[submitted by Madeline Troyer]

Miss Oral Hopson
Miss Oral Hopson, 90, formerly of Quincy, died at 10:45 a.m. Monday at the Eastgate Manor.
Miss Hopson was born in Sutter,the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Augustus C. Hopson. She was a member of the United Methodist Church.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Roselawn Memorial Park, with the Rev. Bluford Dawson officiating.
Vancil Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

[Obtained from State Journal-Register Springfield, Sangamon Co., Illinois, Wednesday, 26 October 1983, page 36 - submitted by Madeline Troyer]

Henrietta Huffendick
    Mrs. Henrietta Hufendick, nee Rietzasch, died at 6:55 p. m. yesterday at her home, 818 South Sixteenth street, of complications, from which she had suffered for the past two weeks. She was born in Province Saxony, Germany, on June 1, 1854, and was 60 years old at the time of demise, and was the wife of Charles Hufendick, who survives her. Decedent came to this country on May 31, 1896, direct to Quincy, where she had made her home since. She was a devout member of Salem church, and the Ladies Society.
    There are surviving her, besides her husband, four children, two sons, A. F. Goeppner of this city, and Otto Delke of Des Moines, Ia. Two daughters, Mrs. Oliver Witt and Mrs. Henry Scott, both of Quincy. Four granddaughters also survive.
    The funeral of the late Mrs. Henrietta Hufendick will take place Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence, 818 South Sixteenth street, where services will be private, and, at 2:30 from Salem Evangelical church. Interment will take place in Greenmount cemetery. Friends are invited to attend church and cemetery services.

[Quincy Daily Journal, Mar. 29, 1915, Pg. 3, - Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

R. M. Dale Huseman
    R. M. Dale Husemann, 67, of Coatsburg, died at 8:20 p.m. Friday (Oct. 28, 1994) in Blessing Hospital. Mr. Husemann was born Aug. 27, 1927, a son of John P. and Eva Humke Husemann. He married Charlotte Geraldine Bowman Sept. 6, 1947, in Clayton. She survives.
     Mr. Husemann farmed near Coatsburg all of his married life. He also drove a truck for Gromark for 13 years, retiring in January 1990. Mr. Husemann was a pilot and owned two planes. He made tandem free-fall parachute jumps at the World Free Fall Convention 1990-1992. He also raced a stock car for three seasons in the 1950s. He enjoyed boating, fishing, gardening, woodworking and taking cruises.
     Mr. Husemann was a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Adams County Farm Bureau, National Rifle Association and the American Association of Retired Persons. He served as a fraternal communicator for the Lutheran Brotherhood at St. Peter.
     Survivors include a son, Dennis G. Husemann of Levelland, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. William (Bonnie) J. Johnson of Coatsburg; six grandsons, Douglas and Kevin Husemann of Tempe, Ariz., Brian Husemann, stationed at Fort Campbell, Kan.; Shawn Husemann of Levelland, and Anthony and Andrew Johnson of Coatsburg; one granddaughter, Angela Christine Johnson of Coatsburg; one great-grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Eldon (Vivian) Viar of Paloma, and Mrs. Russell (Roberta) Hoskins of Payson; a brother, Ronald Husemann of rural Fowler; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one grandson, William R. Johnson Jr.
     Memorial services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Coatsburg by the Rev. Mike Thomas. Burial will follow in Graymount Cemetery in Coatsburg. There will be no visitation, but friends are invited to the services. The Lummis-Hamilton Funeral Home of Camp Point is handling arrangements. Memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Eastern Adams County Ambulance Service or the Blessing Hospital Long Term Care Unit.
[From the Alma Kistner Hofmeister collection. - Submitted by Ella Tittsworth]

August H. Iltner
    Mr. August H. Iltner, an old resident of Quincy, who had conducted a boot and shoe business on Washington Street for man years, died yesterday morning at the age of 68 years. He was a very industrious and worthy citizen, who was highly esteemed by the residents of the south end of the city.
[Quincy Daily Whig, May 3, 1887, Page 8 - submitted by Ella Tittsworth]

Carrie Inman
    Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie Inman, 89, who died in the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.A. Kimmey, Beaumont, Tex., at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday after a long illness, were at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Carroll-Wallace Funeral Home, in Beaumont. The Rev. Charles Lamb, pastor of the Roberts Avenue Methodist Church of which Mrs. Inman was a member, officiated, assisted by the Rev. John T. Preston, associate pastor. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers, all great-grandsons, were Tommy Emmons, Bob and Grady Prather, and Jimmy, Michael and Jeff Liddell.
    Mrs. Inman, a resident of Beaumont 50 years, had lived with Mrs. Kimmey a few years. Other survivors are another daughter, Mrs. M.E. Turner of Beaumont; five grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Mrs. Inman was a former resident of near Barry.
    From the Alma Kistner Hofmeister collection. Carrie Inman was a sister to Alma’s father Edward Kistner.

[Submitted by Ella Tittsworth]

Estel Jackson
     Estel Jackson, age 86, of the Illinois Veteran's Home in Quincy, Ill. and formerly of Beverly, Ill. area died 3:05 p.m. Wednesday (January 18, 2006) at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill. He was born May 14, 1919 in rural Brown County, Ill. and grew up in Siloam Springs and Mt. Sterling, Ill. son of the late Henry and Sarah Cooley Jackson. He married Mavis Kelly on July 6, 1938 in Bowling Green, Mo. and she preceded him in death on June 12, 1997. Surviving are two daughters, Joan Coulson and husband Tom of Griggsville, Ill., and Bonnie Smith and husband Larry of Liberty, Ill.; a son, Bob Jackson and wife Vickie of Quincy, Ill.; fourteen grandchildren, Dale, Robin and Latt Doyle of the St. Louis area, Robert Oitker of Pittsfield, Ill., Randy Oitker of Griggsville, Ill., Vicky Oitker Varner of Breckenridge, Michigan, Warren Coulson of Griggsville, Ill. and Tyler Coulson of Iowa City, Iowa, Venette Brock and Lynn Hylton of Excelsior Springs, Mo., Shawn Smith of Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., Miranda Jackson of Springfield, Ill., and Ashley and Brennan Klutz of Quincy, Ill.; and a large number of great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife; two daughters, Evelyn Doyle and Ruth Bowker; two brothers, Leon Jackson and Henry S. Jackson who died in infancy. Mr. Jackson worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps as a young man, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II, seeing intense action in the Rhine River area in Germany. He was a truck driver for twenty years, and then became a prominent livestock breeder, best known for his Polled Hereford and Salers cattle. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday (January 21, 2006) at the Airsman-Hires Chapel in Griggsville, Ill. with burial in Benville Cemetery in Brown County, Ill. with graveside military rites conducted by the Griggsville American Legion Post #213. Visitation will be held from noon Saturday until the time of services Saturday at the chapel. Memorials may be made to the Benville Cemetery or the Illinois Veteran?s Home both c/o the funeral chapel. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.airsman-hires.com.
[Airsman-Hines Funeral Homes submitted by Debbie Gibson]

Zelma Jackson
    Zelma Ethel Jackson, 92, of Grandview Manor Nursing Home, died at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday (Aug. 30, 1994) in the nursing home. She was born July 3, 1902, in McKee Township, a daughter of Adam and Bertha Diehl Hofmeister. She married Oscar Everett Jackson Feb. 15, 1922, in Quincy. He died July 13, 1966. She was a member of Liberty Church of the Brethren.
    Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Bertha Craft of Quincy, Mrs. Floyd (Shirley) Cooley of Clayton and Mrs. Milton (Glenna) Griffin of Liberty; a brother, Clifford Hofmeister of Blandinsville; 16 grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Delbert Everett Jackson; a daughter in infancy, Wilma Jackson; a grandson, Daniel Everett Jackson; and five sisters, Alta Trout, Bessie Trout, Myrtle Fengel, Alverta Semke and Susie Mixer.
     Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday by the Rev. Larry Smith in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home in Liberty. Burial will be in Xander Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until the time of services. Memorials may be made to the family.

[Source: From the Alma Kistner Hofmeister Collection, submitted by Ella Hofmeister Tittsworth]


Mrs. Anne M. Jarrett
SUDDEN DEATH OF MRS. JARRETT
Death Angel Calls One of City's Best Known Women Early This Morning – Native of Wales.
     This morning at 3:30 o'clock occurred the death of Mrs. Anne M. Jarrett, one of the best known and dearly beloved of Quincy's citizens. Her death was very sudden, resulting from heart trouble, and the news will come as a great shock to her many friends.
     Mrs. Jarrett was born March 29, 1839, in the parish of Llanllnchaian, county of Montgomery, Wales, the daughter of William Baxter and Sarah Bowen Bywater. Her parents came to America when the deceased was one year old, and settled on a farm in what was then Ellington, now Riverside about three miles north of Quincy on the Twelfth street road.
     She was married to James Jarrett, of Quincy, June 29, 1863, who preceded her in death August, 1892. Seven children survive: James, Mrs. Frank S. Wood, Mrs. R. Willis Blakeslee, of Quincy; Mrs. Lyman k. Seymour, of Payson; Mrs. Loren B. Seymour, of South Pasadena, Cal., Mrs. Edward S. Thomas and Talitha D., of Quincy, also four grandchildren, Helen W. and Ralph Jarrett, Willis Blakeslee and Dorothy E. Thomas. Notice of funeral will be given later. Coroner's Verdict.
     The jury that this morning heard the evidence in the death of Mrs. Jarrett, decided that death resulted from chronic heart disease, Dr. W. W. Williams testifying that in his opinion that ailment caused death. The daughters, Miss Talitha Jarrett and Mrs. L. K. Seymour, told of being called this morning about 3:15 o'clock, when their mother was suffering. They summoned Dr. Williams, who arrived in a few minutes and pronounced the woman dead. Death occurred at 3:30 o'clock.

Benjamin Jones
AGED 91, DIED AT DAUGHTER'S HOME.
WAS A PIONEER RESIDENT
HE REMEMBERED WHEN QUINCY WAS A MERE VILLAGE.
     Benjamin Jones, probably the oldest resident of Quincy, succumbed at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. W. Parker, at 1405 North Fifth street, yesterday afternoon at 4:45 o'clock. Death terminated from senility.
     Mr. Jones was born in Sing Sing, N. Y., 91 years, 2 months and 3 days ago, and at the age 14 came to Illinois, locating in Quincy one year later. At that time land near Washington park was selling for $1 per acre and buyers were hard to find. He resided in Quincy with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Jones, until about 20 years of age when he engaged in farming near Columbus. After a few years his efforts at farming were rewarded with prosperity and he left this locality and moved to Missouri where he made his home over forty years. At the age of 22 he was married to Miss Mary Body and five children were born to that union. His wife died in 1859 and five years later he was married to Miss Louise Berrian, four children being born to them. After spending many years on his farm he assumed enough wealth to live comfortably during the remaining years of his life and when about 60 years of age retired and settled down in his home at Canton, Mo., where he remained until seven years ago, when he returned to Quincy and took up his abode with his daughter, Mrs. J. W. Parker, after the death of his second wife.
Remembered City as Village.
     During the early years he spent in Illinois and Missouri he witnessed many experiences. This part of the country at that time was considered back woods and that fact that railroads were unknown in this locality made travel unsafe and uncertain. Quincy was a mere village and the residence section of the city extended out to about Tenth street. The land surrounding here was unbroken and was covered by a dense forest. Log cabins were not uncommon and life was simple with every family. Mr. Jones well remembered his early days spent in Quincy and vicinity and often related many exciting and interesting occurrences of the early times. He is survived by five children, Mrs. J. W. Parker, of Quincy, Mrs. A. McRae, of Ewing, Mo.; Mrs. Thomas Howard, of La Belle, Mo.; Mrs. E. H. White, of Hannibal. And John Howard, of Canton, Mo. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Rachael Barks, of Monticello, Mo.
[The Quincy Daily Journal, Tues. Apr 4, 1911 Pg 3-Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

Gertrude Jost
MRS. GERTRUDE JOST
     Mrs. Gertrude Jost died at St. Vincent's Home Sunday morning at 9 o'clock, cause of death being senility. Deceased had been in failing health for some time and the ravages of old age had been making headway gradually but persistently.
     Gertrude Jost, nee Knapp, was born in Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany, on Feb. 26, 1834, making her a little over 81 years of age. She left her native land when she was 20 years old, coming direct to Quincy. In 1859 she was united in marriage to the late John Jost, who preceded her in death three years ago, after the couple had lived happily together for 53 years. A coincidence of this marriage was that they were born within a few miles of each other in Germany, but had never known each other until they met in Quincy.
     There are left to mourn the deceased three children, namely, Mrs. Frank J. Freese and Geo. J. Jost, of the Jost & Kiefer Printing company of this city, and J. A. Jost of San Antonio, Texas, and one sister, Mrs. Reinhart Biersch, also of this city, and nine grandchildren.
     Deceased has been a devout Catholic from childhood and thought much of her church. She lived and died a Christian. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ladies society of St. Boniface church.

[Source: The Quincy Whig, Tuesday, Apr. 6, 1915 - Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

St. Boniface Cemetery, Quincy, IL
Block 1, Lot 83
John 1833-1910
[Source: St. Boniface Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois Book]

John Joest married Gertrude Knapp July 18, 1858 by Carol M. Woods PM
[Source: Marriages of Adams County, Illinois 1825-1860 Vol I]

Conrad Juette
     Conrad Juette died at his home, 1513 Chestnut street, Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, after an illness of over two years from complications. Mr. Juette was born in Brochia, Hanover, Germany, May 1, 1850. He has resided here for 30 years and was a member of St. Francis' church and a member of the Nicholas branch, No. 4, W. C. U. He was a stonemason by trade. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Juette; eight children and one grandchild. The children are Frank and Alois of Quincy, Henry of Rockford, Ben of Moline, Mrs. John Scharnhorst of Quincy, Misses Mary and Veronica at home, and Miss Josie of Atlanta, Ga.
[The Quincy Daily Journal, Dec 6, 1918 - transcribed by Debbie Gibson]


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