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George H. Rakers
George H. Rakers, 63, died at his home, 1307 North Ninth street, Sunday morning at 3:30. Death was the result of pneumonia. Born in Germany, December 24, 1866, he came with his parents to America when 8 years old and had since lived in Quincy. He was a carpenter by trade and was employed by Buerkin and Buerkin. Surviving are the widow; three sons, Louis, Herbert, and Melvin, of Quincy; four daughters, Mrs. Helen Elan, of Decatur, Mrs. Herbert Wiewel, of Riverside, and Mrs. Vern Zimmerman and Mrs. Roman Lubbe, of Quincy; four grandchildren, and two brothers, Herman Rakers of Los Angeles, and John Rakers of Quincy. Mr. Rakers was a member of St. John Catholic church; St. Andrew branch No. 54, Western Catholic Union; the Prairie Benevolent Society; and Local No. 189, Carpenters union.
[Taken from the Quincy Herald Whig, Dec. 22, 1930, transcribed by Mindy]

Walter P. Randall
Herald-Whig, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois
March 2, 1950
Kellerville Man Is Found Dead
Kellerville, Ill., March 2 - Walter Phillip Randall, farmer of near Kellerville, was found dead in the yard of his home Wednesday afternoon by his wife, Bessie. An inquest will be held this morning at 10 in the Frey funeral home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Mr. Randall was born July 15, 1878 in Cass county, a son of Simeon and Elizabeth Randall. He was a member of the Holiness church near Kellerville and the Modern Woodsmen of America. He has spent most of his life in the Kellerville community with the exception of four years in Quincy, Ill.
He was married April 27, 1900 to Miss Queen Hanks who died in 1912. He was married to Miss Bessie Ward April 16, 1918.
Survivors include his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Clause Kee, near Beverly, and Mrs. Walter Teaney of Quincy; a foster daughter, Mrs. Teryon Schoch of Quincy; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was the last of a family of seven children.


Herald-Whig, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois
March 3, 1950
Walter P. Randall
Liberty, Ill, March 3 - Funeral services for Walter Phillip Randall, who was found dead early Wednesday afternoon in the yard of his home near Kellerville, will be at 1 in the Frey funeral home here. Burial will be in Richland Cemetery, near Ripley.

[Submitted by Sara Hemp]

Jacob Reichert
     Jacob Reichert 2310 State street died Saturday morning at 12:15 o'clock in his home following a week's illness. The son of Jacob and Magdaline Reichert, he was born August 25, 1860. On October 26, 1882, Mr. Reichert married Margaretha Meyer in Salem church. Surviving are four children, Charles, Grover, Carl and Mrs. Irma Miller; two brothers; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mr. Reichert was a member of the Luther Memorial church.
[Source: Quincy Herald Whig, Sunday, April 9, 1938 – transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Funeral Notices
Reichert – Funeral services for Jacob Reichert will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in the Cosgrove funeral home in Payson. Interment in Burton cemetery. Friends invited. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday evening and Tuesday until time of services.

[Source: Quincy Herald Whig, Sunday, April 9, 1938 – transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Marriage to Margaret Meyer Oct. 26, 1882, cert# 2384 by MG Louis Von Rague (Von Raque)
[Source: Marriages of Adams County, Illinois, 1876-1890, Vol. III]
Burton Cemetery
Jacob Reichert 1860-1939, Margaretha 1863-1943 Section 4
Charles A. 1883-1945 wife Maysie M. 1884-1962

[Source: Cemeteries of Adams County Vol II]

Ethan Arthur Richmond
Funeral Notice RICHMOND – Funeral services for Ethan Arthur Richmond, 531 South 7th St., will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock in the Stormer Funeral Home, 413 South 8th St. Interment in Greenmount Cemetery. Friends invited. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday evening and Tuesday until time of services.
[Source: Quincy Herald Whig, Sunday, April 9, 1938 – transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Ethan A. Richmond born May 27, 1867 died Oct. 7 1938 aged 71yr, 4m, 10d
[Source: http://www.greenmountqcy.com/]

Elmer Robb
     Elmer A. Robb, 76, died Thursday afternoon at 3 of a heart attack. Mr. Robb was born near Adams, Ill., Dec. 25, 1875, a son of Thomas and Sarah Ann Robb. On Nov. 6, 1901 he was married to Miss Lena Klarner. Surviving are his widow and several nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers. Funeral services will be held in the Methodist church at Kingston, Ill., Sunday afternoon at 2 with burial in Xander Cemetery.
     Funeral services for Elmer A. Robb were held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 in the residence here and at 2 in the Kingston Methodist church, with the Rev. D. B .Cave in charge, assisted by the Rev. E .A. Thomas, and the Rev. Robert Slonniger. Burial was in Xander cemetery. Mrs. Jessie Bingaman and Mrs. Veda Kelly sang, accompanied by Mrs. Bernice Hinchee. Pallbearers were Elvin Hinchee, Everett Hofmeister, Albert Wirth, O.E. Summy, Ed Triplett and William Nations.
     From the Alma Kistner Hofmeister collection.

[Source: Submitted by Ella Tittsworth]

John Pratt Robbins
ANOTHER PIONEER OF ADAMS COUNTY GONE
DEATH OF JOHN P. ROBBINS

Busy death continues to make rapid inroads in the ranks of the early pioneers of Adams County. Within a comparatively short period we have been called to announce the death of a Nichols, a Jansen, a Keyes, a Hurlbut, and more recently a Bushnell, and now we have to add to the list of honored dead the name of their compeer, and one of the most venerable of their number, John P. Robbins, who died at his home in Melrose Township, on Thursday evening last. John Pratt Robbins was born in Sharon, New Hampshire, Dec 22, 1793, and was a little over 79 years of age at his death. He grew up to manhood in New Ipswich in the same state, where he married Miss Maria Safford, in the year 1816. With this estimable lady he spent a long and happy life, her death, preceding his by less than a year. Ten years later (in 1826) Mr. Robbins removed to Troy, N.Y., and in 1829, with the remnant of a stock of goods left from an unsuccessful venture in merchandising, he removed, to Quincy, becoming the early friend and associate of Gov. John Wood. Willard Keyes and other early pioneers of Adams county. Having disposed of his stock of goods, he engaged in brick making, for a short time as the partner of Mr. Anson Jeffs, with the ultimate design, however, of entering upon the business of farming. He soon settled upon what is known as the Cherry Grove Farm northeast of Broadway and Twenty-fourth streets, which had been purchased for him by his mother, but was afterwards transferred to him. It is a little remarkable that Mr. Robbins, who afterwards became by dint of economy and hard toil one of the largest land holders in Adams County, should have been compelled to devote the early years of his life in this State to freeing himself from a load of indebtedness incurred in consequence of pecuniary adversities in the East. Upon this work, however, he entered with energy and determination, and with the aid of his excellent wife, who entered with spirit and self denial into all his plans, braving his the hardships of a western life, he finally had the satisfaction of a complete triumph. It was in the face of such toil as these that the foundation of his subsequent fortune was laid. During the past few years Mr. Robbins has lived a quiet and retired life on his farm immediately adjoining this city. Between three and four years ago (in June 1859) he was visited with an attack of partial paralysis of the right side, which also affected his powers of speech. From this he never wholly recovered, but has been subject from time to time to renewed attacks which often left him very much prostrated. Much of the time, however, he has been able to ride about, and though unable to communicate readily with strangers, to those most intimately acquainted with him, he evinced much of his accustomed interest in current events and his peculiar keenness of perception. For a few weeks past Mr. Robbins' condition has been a source of more than ordinary solicitude to his friends. The anxieties growing out of the trials based upon the application for the appointment of a Conservator of his estate and the annoyances connected therewith undoubtedly preyed upon his mind, if they did not absolutely hasten his end. A few weeks ago, under the care of his attending physician, Dr. Amery, he seemed to be getting along favorably with strong hopes on the part of his friends of his ultimate recovery of the power of speech. About the time of the last trial which resulted in a change of Conservators, he was seized with an epileptic fit, from which he failed to rally with his usual promptness. He sank gradually but quietly until the end was reached at ten o'clock on Thursday evening last. Mr. Robbins was the father of five children, of whom only two survive. These are Mary Ann, the wife of the Hon. I. N. Morris, and his youngest daughter, Maria R., wife of Dr. R. C. Rutherford, under whose care the last years of his life have been spent. The others were Harriet Winslow – first the wife of the late Gen. Frierson, and afterwards of Calvin A. Warren, Esq., of this city – and Ruth Maria and Hannah Rebecca, both of whom died in childhood. Mr. Robbins was a man of great strength of character, and far more than ordinary intelligence with a taste for metaphysical investigation and disruption. He was in his leisure an extensive and appreciative reader, and evinced great, familiarity with the better class of writers. Those most intimately acquainted with him say that during the past few years, his religious opinions, which were originally somewhat inclined to skepticism, have undergone a change, and that his views, as expressed in the midst of his own sufferings, and the sorrows attendant upon the loss of his wife, were of the clearest and most gratifying character.

[Transcribed from The Quincy Daily Whig, Monday, August 05, 1872 submitted by Debbie Gibson]

David Junior Rogan David J. Rogan David Junior Rogan, 57, of 726 N. Sixth, died at 11:55 a.m. Tuesday (March 11, 1980) in St. Mary Hospital, where he had been a patient for one day. Mr. Rogan was born March 25, 1922, in Chicago, a son of David and Gertrude Norwood Rogan. He married Ora Lee Bell Robbins, Feb. 24, 1947. He was a World War II Army veteran, member of the First Baptist Church and employed as a shoe dyer for a store in St. Louis. Surviving are his wife; a son Arthur Bryson Rogan of Des Moines, Iowa, two daughters Mrs. Diane L. Starling and Mrs. Jerry (Donna) Wilkerson, both of Rock Island, two brothers, Rudolph Rogan of Colorado Springs, Colo and Donald of Fort Riley, Kan., and three grandchilden. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Duker Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. O? L. Sisk. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery.
[Quincy Herald Whig submitted by Debbie Gibson]

Bernard Roling
Bernard Roling of the South Side, a Well-known Cooper, at rest after a residence here of 55 years. Bernard Roling, of 531 Jefferson street, died last evening at 5:15 o'clock after a ten year invalidism. He was born in Germany, May 20, 1820, and had lived in this city for over a half century, 55 years. He was a cooper by trade and worked at it up to fifteen years ago when he retired. He was quite well known on the South Side, and was one of the city's oldest residents. He leaves a wife and two sons, Henry J., of this city and Frank J., of Salisbury, Missouri.
[Transcribed by Mindy]

Mary Royalty
Mary Ilene "Iney" Royalty, 91 of Clayton, died at 9:53 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 5, 2010) in Blessing Hospital in Quincy. Born Dec. 7, 1918, in El Dara, Ilene was a daughter of Ray and Ethel Tittsworth. She married Richard Thomas "Tom" Royalty on June 25, 1940. He died Jan. 4, 1999. Mrs. Royalty and her husband owned and operated Royalty's Dry Goods in Clayton for many years. Additionally, they owned and operated Strike N' Spare Lanes in Camp Point until their retirement. Ilene was a member of the First Federated Church of Clayton. Ilene enjoyed cooking, had volunteered for the American Cancer Society, had served as a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts, and had taught Sunday school. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who cherished the time she spent with her family. Surivors include a daughter, Marcia Royalty of Austin, Texas; a daughter, Janet Stuehrenberg and husband, Ray, of Carthage; a son, Larry Royalty and wife, Mary Susan, of Clayton; a son, Rich Royalty and wife, Debi, of Quincy; a daughter, Pam Nuessen of Quincy; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, both of which include the extended family of the late Rev. Mark Kim and his wife, Helen, and their children and grandchildren; a sister, Illa Mae Inman and husband, Robert, of Barry; a sister-in-law, Shirley Tittsworth of Barry; along with many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister; Doris Chaney; and a brother, Ladell "Bud" Tittsworth. SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the First Federated Church of Clayton by the Rev. Dixie Croxton and the Rev. Greg Lee. Burial will be in South Side Cemetery in Clayton. VISITATION: 5 -8 p.m. Friday at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Clayton. MEMORIALS: First Federated Church of Clayton or the Blessing Cancer Center. ARRANGEMENT: Hamilton Funeral Home, Clayton. WEBSITE: www.hamiltonfuneralhomes.net. Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com.
[Source: Quincy Herlad Whig - Contributed by Ella Tittsworth]

Henry George Ruebbelke
     WOMAN DIED IN JACKSONVILLE
     Mrs. Maria Saloome Schiele, nee Baschong died at the insane hospital in Jacksonville Saturday, after an illness of only a few months. The body was shipped to Quincy and taken to the undertaking parlors of Herman Stormer, from which place the interment will take place.
     She was born in Freistadt Baden, Germany, Nov 22, 1835, and was aged 75 years, 3 months and 3 days, she was married in 1857 to John Jacob Schiele, who died May 25 1901. She came to America with her family in 1882 and came directly to Quincy. After living here for several years she removed to Maryland, where she made her home with her son until last September, when she returned to this city, where she resided until she became sick with nervous trouble and was removed to the hospital at Jacksonville. She is survived by two sons, two daughters and five grandchildren.

[The Quincy Daily Journal, Dec 6, 1918 - transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

George Edward Rust
     Lima, Ill., Jan. 30 – George Edward Rust died in his home in Lima Friday. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Rust and was born in Mendon, September 21, 1863. He was married to Miss Minnie E. Brown, November 22, 1893. A daughter Edith Lucille Rust, preceded her father in death.
     Four daughters, Mrs. Beulah Wright of Kalamazoo, Mich.; Mrs. Margaret Floria of Quincy, Mrs. Georgia Hunsaker of Hollywood Cal., and Miss Helen Rust of Chicago, survive. Two grandchildren, Richard Floria and Edith Lucille Wright, a sister, Mrs. Sam Ketchum of Loraine, also survive.
     Funeral Services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Lima Methodist church with the Rev. Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Mendon cemetery.
[Source: Quincy Herald Whig, Saturday, Jan. 30, 1932 – transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Mendon Cemetery
George E. Lot #5
Mary E. Aug. 24, 1867 – Dec. 12, 1958 Lot #5
Edith Lucille Nov. 6, 1897 – July 31, 1913 Lot #5
[Source: Cemeteries of Adams County, Vol III]


Mary E. Rust
Mrs. Mary E. Rust Dies in California
     Word has been received here by Mrs. Lawrence Appenbrink, 1725 Ohio, of the death of her aunt, Mrs. Mary E. Rust, 91, early Friday in Sacramento, Cal.
     Mrs. Rust, formerly of 504 North Seventh, went to California three years ago to make her home with a daughter, Mrs. Jack Lyon, and died Friday morning at 6 in the Lyon home. A daughter of Capt. William J. and Elizabeth Hyatt Brown, she was born Aug. 24, 1867, in Mendon. She was married Nov. 26, 1893, to George Rust, who died 27 years ago. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Beulah Wright of Kalamazoo, Mich., Mrs. Margaret Florea of Dixon, Mrs. George Hunsaker of Glendale, Cal., and Mrs. Lyon of Sacramento; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A daughter, Edith, preceded her in death. Mrs. Rust was the last survivor of her family and was preceded in death by five brothers and a sister.
     The body is being returned to Quincy for funeral services, and burial will be in Mendon
[Source: Quincy Herald Whig, Sunday, Dec. 14, 1958 – transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Mendon Cemetery
George E. Sept. 21, 1863-Jan. 29, 1932 Lot #5
Mary E. Aug. 24, 1867 – Dec. 12, 1958 Lot #5
Edith Lucille Nov. 6, 1897 – July 31, 1913 Lot #5
also in the same lot are the Brown family
Sarah E. Brown 1869-1911
Alexander S. 1868-1914
William J. 1840-1900, Capt. D 118 Reg Ill Vol Inf
Elizabeth C. 1845-1925
Clarence M. 1875-1934
Maud 1879-1973
Nelson D. Hadley Oct. 9, 1859 – Aug. 27, 1902
there are more Brown's in Lot 6
[Source: Cemeteries of Adams County, Vol III]

Ellen E, Salmon
     Mrs. Ellen E. Salmon, aged 86, died at St. Vincent's home at 6:30 o'clock Saturday night of complications, after being bedfast ten days.
     Decedent was born in Nicholas county, Ky., on May 28, 1828, her maiden name being Miss Ellen Callaway. She was married to the late I. H. Salmon on December 25, 1845. She was a member of the Methodist church, and a charter member of the Alpha chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. Golden Rule lodge, Daughters of Rebekah, also claimed her as a member, and she was known and respected in a large circle of friends. She had made her home here since coming here with her husband in 1864. Two sons, L. W. Salmon and E. C. Salmon, both of this city, survive their mother.

[Source: Quincy Daily Journal, Mar. 29, 1915, Pg. 3, - Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
[Note:Woodland Cemetery Vol III shows Mrs. Salmon buried in Block 13 Lot 79]

Earl Schermerhorn
IS DEAD IN TEXAS
Earl Schermerhorn, son of Mrs. G. H. Brink, passed away Saturday. Earl Schermerhorn, aged 11 years, son of Mrs. G. H. Brink, died at the home of the family near Herford, Texas, Saturday morning at 11 o'clock, according to a telegram received by J. H. VandenBoom, on whose farm the family lived. Besides the mother, the child is survived by a sister, Mary aged 14 years, and a brother, Edwin Schermerhorn, aged 18 years, of Chicago, and the step-father. Arrangements will be made for the funeral in Quincy as soon as the brother arrives from Chicago. The family is well known in Quincy, as this was their home until several years ago.

[Source: The Quincy Daily Journal, Mon. May 14, 1917, Pg. 7, transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

Isabelle (Miller) Schermerhorn
MRS. SCHERMERHORN
IS BURIED IN QUINCY
     Former Well Known Quincy Woman is Buried Thursday in Woodland Cemetery.
The body of Mrs. Isabelle Schermerhorn, who died in Chicago, Sunday, arrived in Quincy, Tuesday night. She was buried in the family plot in Woodland cemetery by the side of her husband, Major John H. Schermerhorn, Thursday afternoon.
     Mrs. Schermerhorn's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Miller were among the early pioneers of Quincy, having come here in 1838. Mrs. Schermerhorn lived here until twenty years ago when she went to Chicago and had lived at 1536 Glenlake avenue in that city since that time. She was born February 13, 1837 and was 85 years of age at the time of her death. Her husband, Major John H. Schermerhorn built the Q. M. and P. railroad through Quincy and surveyed land in this vicinity.
     Mrs. Schermerhorn's father, Edwin Miller, operated a general store at Fourth and Hampshire street for a number of years before the Civil war.
     Mrs. Schermerhorn is survived by one son, H. M. Schermerhorn and one daughter, Mrs. T. P. Mulhern, both of Chicago, three grandsons, Edwin, of Kansas City, Charles B. Schermerhorn, of Chicago and John Grigsby of Chicago. She also leaves two sisters, Emma Byerly, of East St. Louis, and Katherine Cornish, of Germantown, Pa. She was a member of the Baptist church in Quincy.

[Source: Quincy Daily Herald, June 30, 1922, transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

Mary Agnes Schermerhorn
Mary Agnes Schermerhorn News has reached Quincy of the death of Miss Mary Agnes Schermerhorn which occurred in Chicago Monday Morning at 8:45. She was 15 years old and the only daughter of the late Cornelius and Mary Schermerhorn. Mr. Schermerhorn was for years in charge of a restaurant here. There are left to mourn her untimely death, the widowed mother and one brother, also a number of other relatives who live in Chicago. The family home was for many years in Quincy and there are many friends here who will sympathize deeply with them in their loss. [Source: The Quincy Daily Journal, Wed. Nov. 27, 1918, transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

Maria Saloome Schiele (nee Baschong)
    WOMAN DIED IN JACKSONVILLE
      Mrs. Maria Saloome Schiele, nee Baschong died at the insane hospital in Jacksonville Saturday, after an illness of only a few months. The body was shipped to Quincy and taken to the undertaking parlors of Herman Stormer, from which place the interment will take place.
     She was born in Freistadt Baden, Germany, Nov 22, 1835, and was aged 75 years, 3 months and 3 days, she was married in 1857 to John Jacob Schiele, who died May 25 1901. She came to America with her family in 1882 and came directly to Quincy. After living here for several years she removed to Maryland, where she made her home with her son until last September, when she returned to this city, where she resided until she became sick with nervous trouble and was removed to the hospital at Jacksonville. She is survived by two sons, two daughters and five grandchildren.

[The Quincy Daily Journal, Feb 27, 1911 - transcribed by Scott Markley, JR.]

William J. Schmitt
Date of Obit: Sept. 21, 2006
Submitter's Name: Candi H.

MEREDOSIA, Ill. —William J. Schmitt, 83, of Peoria, formerly of Springfield and Meredosia, died Sept. 12, 2006, in OSF St. Francis Hospital, Peoria. Private services will be held in Oakland Cemetery. The Schaefer-Cody Funeral Home, Meredosia, is handling arrangements.
[Newspaper Name: Quincy Herald-Whig]

Lloyd L. "Fat" Schmitt
Obituary Text: Lloyd L. "Fat" Schmitt, 74, of 2542 Cedar died April 19, 2006, in Blessing Hospital. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 4:30-7 p.m. Friday. Memorials are suggested to the Blessing Cancer Center.
[Newspaper Name: Quincy Herald-Whig, Apr. 22, 2006 - submitted by Candi H.]

Amelia Schneider
     Mrs. Amelia Schneider, a resident of Adams county eighty years, sixty-six of them having been spent in Quincy, and widely known on the South Side, died in her home 508 Adams street, Thursday night at 10:30. She had been ill five weeks and bedfast since last Sunday.
     Mrs. Schneider was born in Marion county, Missouri, February 11, 1847, a daughter of Ferdinand and Elizabeth Schreacke, pioneer residents of that section. The family came to Quincy when Mrs. Schneider was eight years old, walking across the frozen river. There were no bridges at that time and ferry service was impossible because of the river being frozen over.
     Mrs. Schneider was married to Joseph Schneider in St. Anthony church on November 12, 1868, moved to Quincy and started housekeeping in the house in which she died. Mr. Schneider died April 20, 1901. Surviving are a son, George F. Schneider, Quincy; five daughters, Mrs. Bertha Goodman, LaFayette, Ind., Mrs. Phloma Heckenkamp, Mrs. Clara Strothoff, and Mrs. Grace Teague, Quincy, and Miss Chloe Schneider, at home; twelve grandchildren; three great grandchildren, and a brother, Boniface Schreacke, Quincy, Mrs. Schneider was a member of the Altar society of St. Mary church, St. Vincent Home society, and St. Mary Hospital society. She attended St. Mary church sixty-six years.

[Source: The Quincy Herald Whig, May 4, 1934 - Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

Amanda Schnur
Mrs. Amanda Schnur, 90, died Sunday night at 12 o'clock in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Grant Irwin, 233 South Eleventh street, where she had lived eleven years. She became ill at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John Andrew, in Longmont, Colo., six weeks ago, and was soon afterwards brought to Quincy. Mrs. Schnur was born in Burton Township and had been a lifelong resident of Adams County. The husband, John Schnur died nineteen years ago. A daughter, Mrs. Alma Proctor died a year ago. Surviving are three daughtesr, Mrs. Grant Irwin of Quincy, Mrs. John Andrew of Longmont, Colo., and Mrs. J.S. Hogge of Marshall, MO., a son John F. Schnur of Quincy. (I'm sorry but the rest of the obit was cut off by accident.)
[Taken from the Quincy Herald Whig, Dec. 22, 1930, transcribed by Mindy]

Conrad H. Schroeder
     Conrad H. Schroeder, 88, of 1635 Payson died Tuesday night at 9:20 in Blessing hospital, where he had been a patient 10 days.
     Mr. Schroeder was born in Adams county. Oct. 4, 1878, a son of Conrad and Mary Tolle Schroeder. He attended St. Joseph Catholic church in Palmyra, Mo.
A retired farmer, Mr. Schroeder moved to Quincy seven years ago. And had resided with a nephew. Arthur Schroeder of 1615 Payson avenue. He formerly farmed near Taylor, Mo.
     Surviving are a brother, Joseph Schroeder of Route 5: a sister Miss Elizabeth L. Schroeder of Quincy, and three nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Barney Schroeder, Henry C. Schroeder and William Schroeder, and a sister Mrs. Josephine Mary Schneider.
     Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 8:15 in the Duker funeral home and at 9 in St. Joseph Catholic church in Palmyra, with Msgr. Herbert Farischon officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph cemetery.

[Source: The Quincy Herald Whig, Apr. 25, 1967 – transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

Elizabeth Schroeder
     Miss Elizabeth Lucy Schroeder, 92, of 635 Payson, died Thursday (June 17, 1976) at 6:45 a.m., in the home of a nephew (sic), G. Art Schroeder, with whom she had made her home since 1960.
     Miss Schroeder was born Nov. 14 1892, in Quincy, a daughter of Conrad and Mary Tolle Schroeder. She lived in Taylor, Mo., until returning to Quincy in 1960. She attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Palmyra, Mo., before coming to Quincy and was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church here.
     Her only known survivor is the nephew. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Barney, Conrad H., Joseph, Henry C., and William Schroeder, and a sister, Mrs. Josephine Mary Schroeder.
     Funeral services will be held Monday at 8 a. m. in Duker Funeral Home at 9 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Palmyra. The Rev. Edward J. Donohoe will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

[Source: The Quincy Herald Whig, June 17, 1976 – transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

Joseph Schroeder
     Joseph Schroeder, 87, formerly of Route 5, Melrose Township, died Thursday (May 10, 1973) at 10:10 a. m. in the Hall Nursing where he had been a patient since April 7.
     Mr. Schroeder was born in Taylor, Mo., Sept. 8, 1885, a son of Conrad and Mary Timpe Schroeder. He married Elizabeth Tooley in Paducah, Ky., Nov. 27, 1922. She died April 1, 1973. He was a member of St. Anthony catholic Church.
     Surviving is a great nephew, Carl E. Schroeder of Quincy, reared by the Schroeders; a sister Miss Elizabeth Schroeder of Quincy and several nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, six children in infancy: a sister, Mrs. Josephine Schneider, and three brothers, Henry, Conrad and Barney.
     The Duker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

[Source: The Quincy Herald Whig, Mar. 23, 1930 – transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

Josephine Schroeder
Miss Josephine Schroeder
     Funeral services for Miss Josephine Schroeder were held at the residence, 625 Monroe street, at 8:30 o'clock, Monday morning and in St. Mary's Catholic church at 8 o'clock. Burial was in St. Boniface cemetery. The Rev. Frederick A. Niebling conducted services at the church and the cemetery.
     Pallbearers were Herman Halle, Edward Holtschlag, Frank Fox, Robert Venverloth, Charles King and Oscar Lu____.

[Source: The Quincy Herald Whig, Mon. Oct. 11, 1926 – transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

Edward F. Schwartz
Miss Josephine Schroeder
    Edward F. Schwartz, 74, of 1511 S. 15th, a retired service station owner, died at 3:40 p.m. Friday (Aug. 26, 1994) in Blessing Hospital. Born Dec. 27, 1919, in Payson, Mr. Schwartz was a son of William T. and Flora Dooley Schwartz. He married Catherine E. Schreacke Jan. 25, 1941, in Quincy. She survives. Mr. Schwartz owned and operated Schwartz Standard Service in Quincy for more than 40 years until 1972. He had been a salesman for Turner Auto Supply from 1974 until the time of his death. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, American Legion, Cedar Crest Country Club and the Triiple Oaks. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Daniel (Vicki) Kurtz of St. Louis, Sister Sandy Schwartz, FSM, of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Mrs. Steve (Margie) Sinnock of Quincy; three bothers, Bernard of Sun City, Fla., Martin "Bill" of Addison, and Eugene of Golden; two sisters, Julia Jones and Hazel Ohnemus of Quincy; one grandson, Brandon C. Sinnock of Quincy; one granddaughter, Shannon K. Sinnock, of Quincy; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Schwartz wa preceded in death by three brothers, John, Lawrence and Virgil "Tony", and one sister, Dorothy "Dot" Gallaher. Services will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 tonight in the funeral home, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. A Knights of Columbus service will follow. Memorials may be made to St. Mary Church, Quincy Notre Dame or a charity of the donor's choice.

[- transcribed by Ella Tittsworth]

Elizabeth (Daniels) Smith Sellars
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, November 15, 1947 at Quincy for Mrs. Elizabeth Sellars of 210 Kentucky Avenue. Burial was in a Quincy Cemetery. Mrs. Sellars passed away Wednesday afternoon, November 13, 1947 at Blessing Hospital. She was first married to George Smith in Pittsfield, November 10, 1892. He died many years ago and in 1929 Mrs. Smith was married to King Sellars of New Canton. He also preceded her in death, as did three sons and a daughter. Surviving are a son, Henry Smith of Camp Point; two brothers, Warren Daniels of Pittsfield and Charles Daniels of New Canton, Missouri; and two sisters, Mrs. Dema Gordon of Barry and Mrs. Fred Winking of Keokuk Iowa.
[Source: From the The Barry Adage 19 November 1947 - submitted by Chirstine Walters]

F. M. Simmons
     RESIDENT OF ILLINOIS FOUR SCORE YEARS WAS PROMINENT IN ELLINGTON TOWNSHIP.
     F. M. Simmons of 1111 Lind street died yesterday morning at Blessing hospital from the injury and shock sustained when he fell several weeks ago and fractured his left hip. Mr. Simmons was nearly 84 years old and his age made him unable to survive the injury.
     Mr. Simmons was born in Kentucky, August 30, 1832, and lived with his family on a farm in Ellington township, six miles north of Quincy. For the last seven years he had lived in town. His wife died a year ago last April. Mr. Simmons, who was one of the best known old residents of Ellington township, was a member of the Methodist church and was highly esteemed by all who know him.
     He is survived by four children, two sons, John T. Simmons, living on the old home place in Ellington, and C. C. Simmons, of Ursa, and two daughters, Mrs. Lizzie Ackley, of 1111 Lind street, and Mrs. Mattie Leake of Ellington. He leaves 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

[Transcribed by Kayla Markley - Source: The Quincy Daily Journal, Jul 6, 1916, Pg. 10]

Mary Ann Simmons
     MRS. F.W. SIMMONS GOES TO REWARD
SUCCUMBED LAST NIGHT TO ATTACK OF PNEUMONIA—WAS WELL KNOWN AND RESPECTED WOMAN.
     Mrs. Mary Ann Simmons, beloved wife of F. M. Simmons, of 1111 Lind street, died last night at 11 o'clock after am illness with pneumonia, which had kept her bedfast for ten days. News of her death comes as a severe blow to her hundreds of friends, who, during the course of her period of residence, extending over several years, had come to know her well and esteem her greatly.
     The decedent was born in Ursa township on August 13, 1839, being the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claiborne Campbell, pioneer residents of the county. She was married on May 5, 1861, to F. M. Simmons and to this union four children were born. All are living, they being, Mrs. Lizzie Ackley of O'Fallon, Mo.: Charles Simmons of Ursa; John Simmons of Ellington, and Mrs. Matty Leake of Ellington.
     Two sisters, Mrs. M. Fooks of Maywood, Mo., and Mrs. F. M. Smith of Carthage, Ill., and one brother, John Campbell, of Telluride, Cal. Two half-brothers, James and George Mulligan, also survive.
     The arrangements for the funeral have not yet been made, but will be announced later.

[Transcribed by Kayla Markley - Source: The Quincy Whig, Apr. 11, 1915 Pg. 8]
Mrs. Mary Ann Simmons.
     Mrs. Mary Ann Simmons died Saturday night at 11 o'clock at her home, 1111 Lind street, after an illness of some time, of pneumonia. She was the wife of F. M. Simmons, and was well known by many in this city.
     Decedent was born in Ursa township, August 13, 1839, and was a daughter of Claiborne Campbell, an early pioneer. Her maiden name was Rachel Nelson Campbell, and she was married in Ursa to F. M. Simmons, on May 5, 1861. She lived in Ellington township from her marriage until seven years ago, when she moved to Quincy, where she had made her home since. She was a prominent member of the Methodist Protestant church in Ellington for more than 40 years.
     Surviving this most estimable woman are her husband, two sons, John, of Ellington, and Charles, of Ursa; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Ackley, of O'Fallon, Mo., and Mrs. Mattie Leake, of Ellington township; two sisters, Mrs. F. M. Smith, of Carthage, and Mrs. J. M. Fooks, of Maywood, Mo.; one brother, John Campbell, of Telluride, Colo.; two half-brothers, James Mulligan, of Spokane, Wash., and George Mulligan, of Ursa, and 12 grandchildren.
     The funeral took place this afternoon at 1 o'clock at the residence, 1111 Lind street. Rev. N. M. Rigg preached the funeral sermon, and the interment took place at Woodland cemetery.

[Transcribed by Kayla Markley - Source: The Quincy Journal,  Apr. 12, 1915 Pg. 3]

Henderson Smith
     At Quincy, Ill., Henderson Smith died. He was 119 years of age and married his second wife at the age of 90. He was a confirmed tobacco-user and a life-long democrat. He was known as the lone fisherman, having fished in the Mississippi every season since the settlement of the country. He saw Washington several times, and at one time, was in the employ of the "father of his country." He was the oldest citizen of the State having been born in Virginia on New Year's Day, 1774.
[Transcribed by Debbie Gibson - Source: The Quincy Daily Journal, Aug 7, 1912]

Mary L. Smith (Berblinger)
    Mary L. Smith, 79, of Decatur, died Saturday (March 14, 2009) at her residence. Mary was born on Dec. 26, 1929, in Quincy, the daughter of Fred and Grace Clifford Berblinger. She married Robert W. Smith on Feb. 19, 1949, in Quincy and he died on Oct. 6, 1995, Mary was a seamstress for Andrea Sewing Factory, a member of Emmanuel Southern Baptist Church and the Seamstress Local Union. She is survived by her two daughters, Kathy Holsapple and husband, Roger, of Ellijay, Ga., and Diana Garver of Decatur; a sister, Mildred Hull of Quincy; grandchildren, Trenia Compton and husband, Windell, Roger Holsapple Jr. and wife, Vickie, Stephanie Burgener and husband, Matt, Kristin Garver, Chad Smith, Garrett Garver and Robin Smith; great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Destiny and Levi Compton, Lauren and Mallory Burgener, Roger, Kayla, Camden and Alex Holsapple, Lexie Smith and Colin Smith. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband Robert; one son, Robert W. Smith Jr., and two brothers, Fred and Orville and one sister, Dorothy Sisk. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Emmanuel Southern Baptist Church in Decatur. Burial will be in North Fork Cemetery at Decatur. VISITATION: 5-8 p.m. Monday at Dawson and Wikoff Funeral Home in Mount Zion. MEMORIALS: Emmanuel Southern Baptist Church. ARRANGEMENTS: Dawson and Wikoff Funeral Home, Mount Zion.
[The Quincy Herald Whig, Mar. 16, 2009 - submitted by Charla Weisenburger]

Roscoe M. Smith<
     Roscoe M. Smith, 88, formerly of 1616 Madison, died at 7:15 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 8, 1977) in the Grandview Nursing Home in Camp Point. (Adams Co) He was born on Aug. 12, 1889, in Columbus, Ill, (Adams Co) the son of Charles H. and Rebecca I. Henning Smith. He married Adah Adelle Hough on Dec. 18, 1912. She died on Feb. 5, 1825. He married again on Sept. 23, 1929, to Bessie Bradshaw. She survives. He was a creamery foreman in Clevenger's General Store in Clayton before moving to Quincy in 1927. He was employed by the Gross-Hokamp coal company. Before his retirement he worked as an assessor for the City of Quincy. He is survived by a son, Elvin M. Smith of San Diego, Calif,; two daughters, Mrs. Russell (Grace) Chifari of Tampa, Fla., and Mrs. Carroll (Mildred) Crews of Fulton, Mo.; three brothers, Stanley C. of Urbana, Dick of Golden and Chester of Clayton; a sister, Mrs. Henry (Dorothy) Garner of Tampa, Fla.; three step-children, Mrs. Georgia Dunker of Quincy, Mrs. Myrtle Roberts of Denver, Colo. and Dallas Bradshaw of Cedaridge, Colo.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home. The Rev. Bill Riggs will officiate and burial will be in the Clayton South Side Cemetery.
[CONTRIBUTED by Virginia Gorton Bonne - Newspaper not identified.]

Elsie Snowden
     Word announcing the death of Miss Elsie Snowden, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Jacob Snowden, has been received by Quincy friends. Miss Snowden, a former resident of Quincy, died Monday evening at the residence in Chicago following an operation. She was born in Quincy and was 34 years of age. With her parents she moved to Chicago ten years ago. The funeral was held from the residence this morning, with burial in Calvary cemetery, East Chicago.
[The Quincy Daily Journal, Aug 7, 1912 - transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

Frank Sonnet
FRANK SONNET PASSES AWAY,
WELL KNOWN GERMAN RESIDENT,
ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR, DIED AT 12:20
O'CLOCK SUNDAY MORNING

Heart Trouble Was Cause of Death – Was 67 Years Old, and Had Lived in Quincy for 45 Years – Was Baker by Trade, and Conducted Bakery and Confectionery Here Years Ago.
     Frank Sonnet, one of the city's best known German residents, passed to his reward yesterday morning, at 12:20 o'clock, after an illness of several months, with grip and a complication of other diseases. He was taken seriously ill with heart trouble last Tuesday morning, and failed rapidly, his death resulting at 12:20 Sunday morning at his home, 626 Oak street.
     Decedent was born in Schoneneberg, Germany, on January 24, 1848, and had just passed his sixty-seventh birthday anniversary. He came to this country when a young man, and after living for a short time at various places, came to Quincy, and started a bakery and confectionery, he having learned the trade of baker in the Fatherland. For a time his shop was at 604 Maine street, and he being one of the leading bakers of the city in the early days. Later he sold his bakery and went into the restaurant business with William Cunnane, in which he was engaged for five years, retiring from active business life in 1898.
     In 1901, Mr. Sonnet was elected city treasurer and town collector, and served two years. He was elected county treasurer in 1902, and his term expired in 1906. He was active in politics, and he was respected and esteemed by all who know him. Since 1906 had been assistant supervisor of Town of Quincy. His wife, formerly Miss Christina Mast, survives him, but there are no children.
     He was a devout member, and a trustee of the St. Boniface church, and was a prominent member of the St. Nicholas branch, No. 1, Western Catholic Union. He was also prominent in the ranks of the Quincy council, Knights of Columbus, and was a director of the St. Aloysius Orphan's society. He was a director of the Graceland cemetery.
     His death will leave a vacancy in the board of supervisors, which will be filled by appointment when the members meet next week. He had two years left to serve as assistant supervisor.
     The funeral of the late Frank Sonnet will be held Wednesday morning, at 8:30 o'clock, from the late residence, 626 Oak Street, and at 9 o'clock from the St. Boniface Catholic church. Interment will take place in St. Boniface cemetery. Friends are invited to attend.

[Transcribed by Debbie Gibson, The Quincy Daily Journal, Feb. 22, 1915, Page 7]

Cyrus D. Sparks
     Cyrus Dale Sparks, 77, of Maywood died at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday (March 26, 2002) in Hannibal Regional Hospital. Born May 19, 1924 in Richfield Township near Kingston, Ill., Dale was a son of John D. and Sylvia Diehl Sparks. He married Vivian Olson on May 8, 1946 in New London. She survives.
     Mr. Sparks was a member of Hester Baptist Church and the Midwest Old Threshers in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Dale served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of Boots Dickson American Legion Post 174 in Palmyra. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and cherished the time he spent with his children and grandchildren. Mr. Sparks owned and operated Sparks Auto Salvage in Maywood for 30 years, retiring in 1987.
     Also surviving are two daughters, Carolyn Sparks of Quincy, Ill., and Sandra Tangman of Maywood; three sons, John Dale Sparks and his wife, Emma, of Ewing, Daniel Dean Sparks and his wife, Virginia, and Donald Dee Sparks and his wife, Barbara, all of Maywood; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Lawrence Sparks and his wife, Judy of Quincy; a sister, Della Mae Tournear of Quincy; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Sparks was preceded in death by his parents; a great-granddaughter, Paige Winklewich; three brothers, Vernon, Kenneth and Robert Sparks; and a sister, Iola Bader.
     Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by the Rev. Duane Lorenson. Burial with military honors by Boots Dickson American Legion Post will be in Kingston Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 tonight and until time of services Friday in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hester Baptist Church.

[Source: From the Alma Kistner Hofmeister Collection, Quincy Herald Whig Mar. 28, 2002 - submitted by Ella Tittsworth]

Frank Sparks
     Liberty, Ill., July 23 – Funeral services for Frank Sparks, former Kingston resident, will be held Monday afternoon at 2 in the Union chapel at Kingston cemetery.
     Mr. Sparks, 85, died Saturday morning at 5:30 in Hillcrest sanatorium , near Quincy. He entered the sanatorium Tuesday. For the past two years he had been a resident of the Adams county home. He was a farmer and a painter during his active life.
     A son of Leander and Elizabeth Elwood Sparks, he was born April 16, 1865, at Kingston, a member of a family of 11 children. He was a member of the Methodist church. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Belle Gallaher of Quincy, and several nieces and nephews.
[Source: Quincy Herald Whig, Sunday, July 23, 1950 – transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

Lawrence Sparks
     Lawrence “Larry” A. Sparks, 75, of 2224 Adams, died on Wednesday (May 4, 2011) in his home. He was born on March 12, 1936, in Beverly Township, a son of John and Sylvia Diehl Sparks. He married Judith “Judy” Laird on Oct. 1, 1960, in Grace United Methodist Church. She survives.
     Larry served in the United States Army. He was a truck driver for GH Bemis/Sisbro for 34 years, retiring in 2001. He was a member of Union United Methodist Church. Larry loved to play solitaire. He liked going to the casino with his friends, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his children and grand-children.
     In addition to his wife, Judy, he is also survived by three children, Gregory Sparks and his wife, Karen, of Pleasant Plains, Randall Sparks and his wife, Stacie, of Quincy, and Laura Hampsmire and her husband, Gary, of Fowler; grandchildren, Nathan and Amanda Sparks of Pleasant Plains; an aunt, Veta Laird of Quincy; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Vernon, Dale, Kenneth and Robert Sparks; and two sisters, Iola Bader and Della Sparks.
     Services: 1 p.m. Monday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Morwell conducting. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. today in the home. Memorials: Blessing Foundation for Hospice or to the Union United Methodist Church. Arrangements: Duker and Hugh Funeral Home. Website: www.dukerandhaugh.com. Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com.
[Source: Submitted by Ella Hofmeister Tittsworth - Quincy Herald Whig May 2011]

Terry Eugene Sparks
    Terry Eugene Sparks, 60, of 500 Maine, passed Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, in the comfort of his home. He was born June 8, 1955, in Salina, Kan., a son of Donald and Barbara Terry Sparks.
    Terry was a 1973 graduate of Quincy High School. He was the backroom coordinator and loyal employee at TJ Maxx for 10 years. He had also worked at Shoes & More for a number of years before its closing. He was an avid Cardinals fan. He loved golfing, grilling, fishing, bowling and walking his dogs (Benji, Oscar, Louie and MO). There was never a Blues in the District night that he missed at Washington Park. Terry was a son, brother and father who will be dearly missed.
    He is survived by his parents, Donald and Barbara Sparks of Quincy; his children, Ryan C. Sparks of St. Louis and Megan M. Sparks of Quincy, and their mother, Sue Sparks of Quincy; his siblings, Nancy Garrett of Arizona, Debbie (Scott) Schell of Quincy and Connie (Jerry) Harcharick of Quincy; and nieces and nephews, Laura Harcharick, Christine Mayfield and Eric and David Schell. He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents, Allene and Virgil Terry and Goldie and Everett Sparks.
    Services: 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at Duker and Haugh Funeral Home by the Rev. Tony Metz. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials: Blessing Breast Center in lieu of flowers. Arrangements: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Website: dukerandhaugh.com. Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com.
[Source: Submitted by Ella Hofmeister Tittsworth - Quincy Herald Whig Jan. 13, 2016]

Helen Louise Spindler
DIES HOUR AFTER ENTERING HOSPITAL
      Helen Louise Spindler Succumbs to Typhoid Fever – Lived at St. Aloysius Orphan's Home. Helen Louise Spindler, eleven year old daughter of Henry Spindler, died at St. Mary's hospital yesterday afternoon one hour after reaching that institution.
     The girl, who has lived at the St. Aloysius Orphan's Home for the past five years, has been suffering with a slight attack of typhoid fever for the last two weeks. Yesterday she took a sudden turn for the worse and was taken to the hospital at 3 o'clock. She died at 4:15.
     The child was born in Quincy, January 7, 1903. She is survived by her father, a twin sister, Louise, who also lives at the orphanage, two step-brothers, Harry and George Konefes, both of Quincy, and Mrs. Elizabeth Meyer, her grandmother.
     The funeral arrangements have not been completed yet.

[transcribed by Debbie Gibson, The Quincy Whig, Nov. 21, 1914, Page 10]

Caroline Stauterman
     With the passing of Mrs. Caroline Stauterman, there died one of the county's best
known, and most loved women. She was popular in a large circle every acquaintance being a friend. “The death took place at her home in
Melrose township, near Burlington, at 5:30 o'clock Saturday night of a complication of diseases, and old age.
     Her maiden name was Miss Caroline File, and she was born in Wurtemberg, Germany. April 2, 1829. She lived in the Fatherland until she was
24 years of age, when she came to America, and directed to Quincy. She saw many changes in this vicinity in her 62 years of residence in the county.
     On March 6, 1856, she was married to Peter Stauterman, and 11 children were born to this union, three of whom died in infancy. The husband, also ,
has passed away, and one daughter, Carrie, the former dying 27 years ago. The surviving children are three daughters and four sons, whose names
follow: Mrs. Rosie Stauterman of Moberly, Mo.; Lizzie and Clara Stauterman of Melrose; William and Edward of Centralia, Mo.; and Peter and George of Melrose.
     Decadent was a good Christian mother, and a consistent member of the Methodist church. Her life is a monument to her Christian character, and her
many admirable traits of character, and her death has saddened many homes. The funeral will be held tomorrow.

[Source: The Quincy Daily Journal, May 10, 1915, Pg. 5 - Transcribed by Stephanie]
[note: from Debbie Gibson - Mrs. Stauterman is buried in Woodland Cemetery in Quincy, IL, source: Woodland Cemetery Vol II 1846-1990. Mr. Stauterman is also buried there 1827-1887]

ALLEN WAYNE STOUT
    Visitation for the family of Allen Wayne Stout of Foley , Mo. , formerly of Elsberry , Mo. was held from 5-8 pm Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Allen, 15, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006 as a result of a single vehicle accident on Pike Road 202 north of Elsberry. He was born Dec. 29, 1990 in Quincy to Richard Guy and Jennifer Kathleen Smith Stout. For the past few months, Allen lived with his maternal grandmother, Rita Coleman of Foley and attended Winfield R-4 Schools as a freshman. Survivors include his mother, Jennifer Taylor of Elsberry; his father, Richard G. Stout of Rockport; and one sister, Jessica Taylor of Elsberry; his maternal grandmother, Rita Coleman of Foley; his paternal grandparents, Edward and Lynne Stout of Paynesville, Mo.; his great grandparents, Rose Coleman of Foley, and Velda Barnes of Rockport; several aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. Memorials may be made to the family of Allen Stout in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 107 South Fifth Street , Elsberry , Mo 63343 .
[Submitted by Christine Walters]

Carl Strathmeyer
     Carl E. Strathmeyer, 91, formerly of 1008 Payson Ave., a retired patternmaker, died Wednesday (Jan. 31, 1996) in Good Samaritan Home. He was born in Quincy Jan. 6, 1905, a son of Carl H. and Lillie Flair Strathmeyer. He married Loretta Catherine Zopf April 18, 1934, in Springfield. She died Feb. 5, 1991. Mr. Strathmeyer was employed for 49 years by Central Pattern Co., retiring Dec. 31, 1969. He enjoyed fishing and traveling. He was a member of Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ and was active with Quincy Trades and Labor Assembly, where he was a credit union director. Survivors include a brother-in-law, Harold Zopf of Quincy; four sisters-in-law, Mrs. Marie Kistner and Mrs. Grace Belker, both of Quincy, and Mrs. Art (Virginia) Metallo and Dorothy Milbert of Chicago; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home by the Rev. Rob Hartman. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery. Visitation will be 4--7 p.m. Friday. Memorials may be given to Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ or Good Samaritan Home.
[Quincy Herald Whig - submitted by Ella Tittsworth]

Barbara Strunk
     Mrs. Barbara Strunk, widow of the late Henry Strunk, died in her home, 1006 Vine Street, at 9:10 o'clock Sunday morning of old age. She was ill one month. Her husband has been dead about thirty years. Mrs. Strunk was born in Bavaria, Germany December 17, 1828. She resided in Quincy about fifty-seven years and was one of the first members of St. John's Catholic Church in this city. She is survived by four daughters, twenty grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. The daughters are Mrs. John Hoffman of Detroit, MI., Mrs. Henry Strunk of Quincy, Mrs. John Dunker of this city, and Mrs. Joseph Vandenboom of Kansas City, MO. Funeral Notice is given elsewhere in the Herald.
[Taken from the Quincy Herald, August 4, 1919, Transcribed by Mindy]

Eliza S. Swisher
     Eliza Swisher The Schuyler Citizen June 27, 1872 We learn from Mr. Solomon Swisher of the sudden death of his sister-in-law at Clayton, last week. She was at a grave yard where the friends had just buried a neighbor, and going to return, went to get in the wagon, fell down suddenly, and expired. This lady was apparently in good health, and we are thus forcibly reminded that “In the midst of life we are in death.” The friends have our sympathy.
[transcribed by Sara Hemp]
     The Quincy Daily Herald – Aug 16, 1872 Page 1 Eliza S. Swisher In Concord Township, Ill., June 12th, 1872, Mrs. Eliza S. Swisher, wife of Robert Swisher, aged 24 years and 11 months. Mrs. Swisher left home in the morning to attend the funeral of one of her neighbors. While at the cemetery she fell down and expired. She appeared to be enjoying good health. The deceased was a member of the Christian Church and lived a pious life, and we trust has gone home to heaven. She leaves a kind husband and a sweet little babe _____.
[transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

Arthur J. Sykes
ARTHUR J. SYKES, 92, of Barry Community Care Center died there Monday afternoon, June 14, 1982 following an extended illness. Born Dec. 3, 1889 at Beverly, he was a son of the late John G. and Mary Robertson Sykes. He first married Mary (Mamie) Hull and she preceded in death. He later married Annabelle Gabriel who also preceded him. Mr Sykes was a member of the Presbyterian Church and a 50-year member of the Kingston Masonic Lodge. Survivors include three sons, Arthur of Yorba Linda, Calif., Russell of Clinton and Wilbur of Quincy; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded also by three children and a brother and a sister. Services will be at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, in Gill-Lummis Funeral Home at Barry with the Rev R.V. Henry officiating. Burial will be in Mound Prairie cemetery near Beverly.
[Transcribed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - from Virginia Hart Collection Pike Co IL]

Fariel Syrcle
     FARIEL SYRCLE, 75, of rural Barry, died at 9:20 p.m. Monday (Nov. 23, 1981) in Blessing Hospital Quincy.
     Mr. Syrcle was born April 29, 1906 at Liberty, a son of Lee and Adell (Gray) Syrcle. He married Helen Sims on May 24, 1924 in Quincy. She died Sept. 6, 1978. He married Anna Bullock on Oct. 15, 1981. She survives. He was employed by the Adams County Highway Dept. for 28 years, retiring in 1964. He was a member of Beverly Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 392, A.F. & A.M. No. 380, and Quincy Consistory.
     He is also survived by a son, Robert of Quincy; four stepsons, Robert Bullock of Peabody KS, Ronald Bullock of Coniter CO; Lee Bullock of Newton KS and Dale Bullock of Cape Girardeau MO; two step-daughters Mrs. Lawrence (Barbara) Mayer of Gypsum KS and Mrs. Arthur (Jean) Harms of Newton KS; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
     Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Haugh and Son Funeral Home in Liberty, conducted by the Rev. Tom Waters. Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

[Transcribed by Christine Walters from the Virginia Hart Collection - Pike Co IL]


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