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Carrollton - Mrs. Jessie Pontero Wagener, 76 of 158 E. Maple St. Carrollton, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. She married John E. Wagener, May 1, 1922, in Kampsville. He died Nov. 22, 1972. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs Walter Frey of St. Louis and Mrs S. E. Sweeney of Hardin and two brothers, Abner Pontero of Kampsville and Milo Pontero of Zion Ill. Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at the Mehl Funeral home in Carrollton, after 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Presbyterian Church in Kampsville, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Summit Grove Cemetery, Kampsville.
[Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

J.E. Wagener of Carrollton Dies: Rites Saturday
Carrollton - John E. Wagener of Carrollton died at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday at Boyd hospital here. Mr. Wagener, 80, was retired contractor of St. Louis, Missouri. He was born June 5, 1892, at Kampsville, son of Eckard and Louise Graumlich Wagener. He Married Jessie Pontero March 1, 1922, at Kampsville. Mrs. Wagener survives with two sisters, Miss Frances Wagener and Miss Annie Wagener, both of Kampsville. Six brothers and a sister preceded in death. The deceased was a member of the American Legion Post 114 of Carrollton and a WWI veteran. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the presbyterian church in Kampsville with the Rev. R.A. Badger officiating. The body will lie in state from noon until time of service Saturday. Graveside rites will be conducted by the Carrollton Legion Post and the Kampsville Legion Post. Mehl Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Those wishing are asked to consider memorials of their choice.
[Jacksonville Journal, Jacksonville, IL, Nov. 25, 1972 - Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

WALLACE. Died 14-05-1985. Ferol B Wallace, 75, died Saturday. She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Grant & Minnie (Knuckles) Cunningham. She was married to Claud R Wallace who died Nov, 1967. Surviving are 5 sons, Paul of Dow, Lonnie of Brighton, Ted of Mt Sterling, Tom of Timewell and Truman of Montana, CA; 3 daughters, Janet Cope of Grafton, Louis Slaughter of Alton and Ruth Ann Summers of Curryville, Mo; 27 grandchildren; 6 g-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Grant Cunningham of Modesto, CA, John Cunningham of Grafton and Bill of Williamson; and 3 sisters, Reba Watson of Grafton, Mary Valentine of St. Louis and Grace Henderson of Litchfield. Visitation and service was from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Burial was in Newbern Cemetery. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

WARD. Died 04-1884. Dr Jonas Lutellas Ward, 64, died at Jersey House in Jerseyville. Dr Ward was the third of a family of 6, born in Licking County, OH, November 29, 1821. His parents, Johan & Elizabeth Ward were natives of Virginia. His Grandfather was French (on Mother's side), and English on Father's side. Both had served in the revolution, one of them being wounded at the battle of Yorktown and the other losing a foot by freezing at Valley Forge. His father was in the War of 1812. Dr Ward graduated from Ohio Medical College in 1846, and 1849, he moved to Fieldon and was there until 1867. He then moved to Brussels, Calhoun County and back to Jersey County in 1871. He married Mrs Margareta Selby, mother of Thomas J Selby. She died last year in Jerseyville. There were 5 children. He was a jovial, happy person. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

WATSON. Died 16-05-1986. Herbert U Watson, 82, formerly of Calhoun County, died May 16, 1986 at his home. Born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Stephen & Molly (Trowbridge) Watson, he was a retired produce salesman. In 1956, he married Nellie (Parker) Watson, she survives. Also surviving are 1 son, Herbie of Jerseyville; 2 grandchildren; and 3 sisters, Odessa Plummer, Kane, Maxine Griffin, Decatur and Peggy Watson of Webster Groves, Missouri. Services were from Hanks Funeral Home in Hardin. Rev Simon A Simon officiated and burial was in Hardin City Cemetery. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

WATSON. Died 16-05-1986. Herbert Uda Watson, 82, of Jerseyville, formerly of Calhoun County, died May 16 at his residence. He was born March 6, 1904, to the late Stephen & Molly (Trowbridge) Watson. He married Nellie Parker in1956. He was a self employed produce salesman. Surviving are his wife; 1 son Herbie Watson, Jerseyville; 3 sisters, Odessa Plummer, Kane, Maxine Griffin of Decatur and Peggy Watson of Webster Groves, Mo; and 2 grandchildren. Services were held May 19 at Hanks Funeral Home in Hardin with Rev Simon A Simon officiating. Burial was in Hardin Cemetery. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

Hardin- Mrs. Myrtle E. Weaver, 70, wife of John Weaver, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Alton Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient two days. Before entering the Alton hospital she had been a patient two days Jersey Community Hospital. The former Myrtle Blackorby, she was born Nov. 18, 1895, in Calhoun County, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Blackorby. Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Florence Ducep, Hamburg, and Mrs. Vernalee Johnson, Brighton; a son, Chris, Hardin; three brothers, Slocum, O.M., Kirksville, Mo., two sisters, Mrs. J. Pummer, Jerseyville, and Mrs. Della Button, Alton. There are 11 grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in Indian Creek Church of Christ where she was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body is at the C.C. Hanks Funeral Home, Hardin, where friends may call after p.m., Thursday.
[Alton Evening Telegraph Wed. Aug. 3, 1966 - Contributed by Cheryl Clendenny]

WEBB, Alberta M. (DeGerlia) 1928 - 1982
ALBERTA M. (DeGERLIA) WEBB, 53, of Belleview, died Monday morning, June 28, 1982 at her home, following an extended illness. Born Oct. 8, 1928 in Hamburg, she was a daughter of Charles and Carrie Smith DeGerlia. She was a member of the Belleview Community Church and was secretary-treasurer of the Long Cemetery Association. She had formerly been employed at the Kendall and Haddock grocery stores in Pleasant Hill and had also been an employee of the Pleasant Hill garment factory. She married Edward Webb at Hamburg on Jan. 29, 1946 and he survives. Also surviving are three brothers, Charles of Elsberry, Mo., Gilbert of East Alton and Gerald of Godfrey; a sister, Mrs David (Lena) Pence of Mozier. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter. Services were held Wednesday afternoon (June 30, 1982) in the Belleview Community Church, conducted by the Rev. Charles Clark. Burial was in Long Cemetery near Belleview. Pallbearers were Dave Pence, Gordon Hagen, Jesse and Greg Tolbert, Jerry Cress and Clyde Thomas. Ward-Lummis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be given to the Long Cemetery Association.
[Two obituaries for Alberta were combined above. Transcribed by Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection Pike Co IL]

Henry L. Webb Rites Conducted in Calhoun
Hardin- Funeral services for Henry L. Webb, 83, of Gravel Point were conducted at Spears Cemetery Monday afternoon by C.C Hanks and Rev. Estill Bettis. Webb was last member of a pioneer North Calhoun family. He had lived his entire life in the home community, most of the time as a fisherman along the Illinois River. He was the son of the late William and Mary Buchanan Webb. His nearest survivors are a sister-in-law, and two nephews, and a niece. The sister-in law, Mrs. Cora Finch and her two sons, William and Walter Webb, live in Alton. The niece, Mrs. Lorraine Nihiser, lives in Decatur. A sister, Mrs. Dorothy Hall, and a brother, William Webb, are deceased. Two nephews, Noah and William Hall are also dead.
[Alton Evening Telegraph (Alton, Illinois) 23 Sep 1952, Tue. page 14 - Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

Jim Webb, 66, of Pleasant Hill, IL died at 6:35 a.m. Monday (1-10-11) in his home. He was born July 18, 1944 in Calhoun County, Illinois, a son of Lacy E. and Velma M. Buchanan Webb. He married Linda Howland on November 8, 1963 in the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and she survives.
Jim was a 34 year employee of the Holcim Company in Clarksville, Missouri retiring in 2001 as a computer specialist. He was a former member of the Pleasant Hill Fire Department and had also served on a mapping committee for the village of Pleasant Hill. He enjoyed boating, Carnival cruises and was a former member of the Clarksville, Mo Boat Club. He also enjoyed duck, quail and rabbit hunting and was a member of the N.R.A. Most important was the time spent with friends and family, especially his grandchildren.
Jim attended the First Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Linda Webb of Pleasant Hill, two sons, Troy (Lisa) Webb of Chillicothe, IL and Trent Webb of Pleasant Hill, three grand daughters, Amaya, Alexia and Alia Webb all of Chillicothe, three sisters, Wilma Rodhouse of Pleasant Hill, Marie Carroll of Summer Hill and Sondra (Bob) Heimer of Pleasant Hill, two brothers, Bob (Joyce) Webb of rural Nebo and Elby (Ann) Webb of Roxanna and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Juanita Vetter and Wanda Herron.
Memorial services will be held Friday (1-14-11) at 11:00 a.m. at the Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill conducted by Pastor Sheri Renner. Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Following visitation, cremation rites will be accorded.
Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill is handling the arrangements.
(Pike Press, Submitted by Bill Browning)

WEBSTER Funeral Rites held at the Indian Creek Church last Sunday afternoon for Francis M. Webster, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of that neighborhood, who died at his home, Thursday night quite suddenly. The services were in charge of the Hamburg Masonic Lodge of which order he had been a member ever since it;s organization. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev., J. W Heller, pastor of the Hardin Presbyterian Church and interment took place in the Indian Creek Cemetery following the services.
Mr. Webster had not been complaining and had gone to town earlier in the evening where he met with friends and the announcement of hid death the next morning could hardly be realized. After returning home he complained of a sore thoart and choking and before a physician could reach him, he passed away.
He was a prosperous farmer in his vicinity and when the Bank of Hamburg was orgainzed he won the distinction of being the first depositor in that institution.
He bore many friends and the large crowd that attended his funeral Sunday gave evidence that he was a man well liked by all. The community has lost a good citizen, a true friend and his family, a loving husband and father.
Francis Marion Webster was born near Quincy, Ill., in Hancock County, Feb. 1, 1852 and passed away on October 9, 1930 at his home in Indian Creek, thus leaving him at the age of, 78 years, 8 months and 8 days. He came to Calhoun County some fifty years ago. He was united in marriage to Miss Anna Hacker in 1876 and to this union, two children were born, one of whom with the wife preceded him in death. He was united in marriage the second time to Marias Elizabeth Thompson in the year 1892. To this union, 8 children were born, one of whom preceded the father in death. He leaves to mourn his death, his wife, eight children, Mrs. Sylvis Swearingen, Noah E. Webster, Francis M. Webster, Charles L. Webster, Mrs. Polly Gresham, James R. Webster, Mrs. Daisy Swearingen, and Harvey A. Webster, all of Indian Creek, one brother, George Webster of Kansas, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren and a host of friends.
[Contributed by Cheryl Clendenny - obtained from a family member news clipping - transcribed by KP]

WEBSTER Hardin- Noah Webster, 64, a farmer of near Hamburg, died Monday at 2 p.m. following an illness of several months. A life-long resident of Calhoun County, he was born April 8, 1894, a son of the late Francis Marion and Maria Elizabeth Bensinger Webster. He never married and his only survivors are four brothers, Lee, Marvin, and Harvey of Hamburg, and James of Batchtown, and two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Barrick, Hamburg, and Mrs. Daisy Swearingin, Jacksonville. The body is at the C.C. Hanks Funeral Home where friends may call. Mr. Webster was a member of Indian Creek Church of Christ and funeral rites Thursday at 2 p.m. will be conducted by the church by the Rev. Jesse Smith. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
[Alton Evening Telegraph 03 Dec 1958. Wed. page 23 - Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

WEINER. Died 04-09-1954. Ernest Weiner, 86, who had been in ill health for some time, died September 4 at Waters Nursing Home, Jerseyville. Funeral rites were held at Hanks Funeral Home, Hardin on September 7. Burial was in Hardin Cemetery. He was a son of the late Henry & Elizabeth Weiner and was born in Germany, December 13, 1867. He came to the US at the age of 14 and settled in Calhoun County where he had spent most of his life. For the past 12 years he had been a resident of Jerseyville. Surviving are 6 daughters, Mrs Anna Foiles, Jerseyville, Mrs Elizabeth Slinker and Mrs Mae Klinefelter of Marshalltown, IA, Mrs Ella Lynch, Beaman, IA, Mrs Ethel Smith, Meredosia, and Mrs Dorothy Vetter, Brighton; 3 sons, William and Paul Weiner, Jerseyville and Ernest Weiner Jr, Brighton; and 1 sister, Mrs Barbara Brodbeck, 92 year old resident of Batchtown. His wife died 6 years ago. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

WEINER. Pauline Weiner. - incomplete - school teacher in Calhoun Co. She is survived by 1 daughter, Judith Holder, Jerseyville and 2 sons, Paul H "Corky" Weiner Jr and Keith A Weiner both of Jerseyville; 14 grandchildren; 15g-grandchildren; 1 sister, Elizabeth Gillespie, Grafton; and 2 brothers, Murl Funk, Glen Carbon and John Funk, Hardin. Funeral services were held February 21 at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Dan Harry of United Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park, Godfrey. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

Hardin- Funeral Services for Roy Whisman, 77, of near Kampsville, will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in Summit Grove Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Wayne Hall officiating. Burial will be in Summit Grove Cemetery, near Kampsville. The body will be moved from C. C. Hanks Funeral home to the Whisman residence where friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday.Mr. Whisman died Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. in Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, where he had been taken Tuesday following an accident in which he was crushed beneath a tractor. He is survived by three sons, Elza, Kampsville; Clay, East Alton, and William, Pearl; four daughters, Mrs. Verna Gholson, Quincy; Mrs. Vera Steinberg, Nebo; Mrs. Ruth Thomas, Hamburg, and Mrs. Dee Whyte, Alton. His wife, the former Opie Ringhausen, died in 1948. [Alton Evening Telegraph 10 Sep 1964, Thu. page 36. - Submitted by Cherly Clendenny]

WHITED. Died 15-04-1988. Freeda F Whited, 78, of Jerseyville, died April 15, 1988 at Greenwood Manor. She was born in Calhoun County to the late Thomas & Leeta (Ottwell) Gourley. She married Roy Whited on October 10, 1928, in Edwardsville. He died November 25, 1984. She was a member of Kemper Baptist Church, Medora. Surviving are 2 daughters, Phyllis Berttell, Brighton and Evelyn Wordley, Godfrey; 1 son, Glenn Whited, Carrollton; 1 sister, Veeda George, White Hall; 3 bros, Chester Gourley, Carrollton and Lloyd and Leland Gourley, both of Winchester; 11 grandchildren; and 10 g-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sister Mary Norton and 2 brothers Arnold and Everrett Gourley. Visitation and funeral were at Targhetta Funeral Home in Medora. Rev George F Humbert Jr officiated and burial was in Medora Cemetery. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

WHITMER Whitmer, Dr. Anna Belle- 2806 N. Grand, entered into rest Thurs., Feb. 17, 1844, darling mother of Don Whitmer, dear daughter, sister and aunt. Resting at the Truth Center Mortuary, 4024 Lindell bl. Funeral services Fri. Feb 18, 8 p.m. Burial at Hardin, Ill., Sun. afternoon. * A daughter of Gervert and Mary Anderson Wintjen, born and raised in Calhoun county. 19 Feb. 1800 - 17 Feb 1844. Mother of Don Robert Whitmer. [St. Louis Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri) 18 Feb 1844, Fri. page 24. - Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

WIEGAND. Died 05-04-1971. C C (Carl) Wiegand, 82 years, 6 months, 22 days, former Jersey County farmer, now of Godfrey, died April 5, at Jersey Community hospital. He had been a patient for 2 weeks. Final rites were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev W Louis Purcell, pastor of United Methodist Church, conducted the service. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery. He was a son of the late George F & Nancy (Squier) Wiegand and was born in Calhoun County September 13, 1888. Mr Wiegand engaged in farming in Jersey County for a number of years, and later he and his wife operated a grocery store in Hartford. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs S l (Lillian) Simms, Jerseyville and Mrs Neal (Gertrude) Sheppard, Bethalto; 11 grandchildren and 15 g-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, B Gladys Wiegand, 1 son, 1 grandchild and 6 brothers and sisters. Mrs Wiegand died in October 1970. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

WINELAND, Paul Wineland Of Hamburg Dies Wednesday Pittsfield- Paul A. Wineland, 72, of Hamburg, died Wednesday at the Jersey County Community Hospital, Jerseyville, He was born March 30, 1900, near Belleview, a son of Hollis and Lenora Hirst Wineland. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a member of the Belleview Methodist church. In 1932, at Pittsfield he married Nellie Fulkerson. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Dean Wineland of Carthage and Gene Wineland of Van, Tex., four daughters, Mrs. Edna Beaver of Godfrey, Mrs Margaret Davis of Ottawa, Mrs Wanda Kupperschmind of LaSalle, and Mrs. Anna Gross of Evansville. Five sisters also survive: Mrs. Anna Long, Mrs. Gladys Wintzen (Wintjen), Mrs Nola Baughman all of Pleasant Hill; Mrs. Faith Hastings of Pittsfield, Mrs. Nellie Parks of St. Louis, Mo. Also surviving are: three brothers, Leslie Wineland of Pleasant Hill, Norman Wineland of Hamburg, Ferdinand Wineland of Blackwood N. J.; twenty grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Methodist church in Belleview. Burial will be in Poor Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Chapel in Pleasant Hill after 4 p.m. Friday. [The Jacksonville Daily Journal (Jacksonville, Illinois) 19 Jan 1973, Fri page 12 - Contributed by Cherly Clendenny]

WILSON. Died 02-10-1978. Myrtle Wilson, 81, of Jerseyville, died October 2 at Jersey Community hospital where she had been a patient since September 19. She was born in Mozier, Calhoun County on January 26, 1897, a daughter of Sidney & Amanda Rosa Ansell. Surviving are her husband, W Otto Wilson; 1 daughter, Ruth Fonner, Jerseyville; 2 sons, Maurice Wilson, Brighton and William Wilson of Virginia, IL; 9 grandchildren; 4 g-grandchildren. Visitation was from Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The body was then taken to the Church of Christ on RT 267, with Bro Boyd Goodson officiating. Scripture and prayer service was conducted at Indian Creek Church south of Hamburg followed by burial in the church cem. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

WILSON. Died 11-1981. Orville R "Pete" Wilson Sr, 70, died at Jersey Community hospital. The Calhoun native, son of the late Martin & Nell (Surgeon) Wilson, was a machinist at Owens-IL until retiring after 31 years of service. He married Mary (Blackston) Wilson on June 24, 1931 in Jersey County and she survives. Also surviving are 1 daughter, Joanne Hill, E Alton; 2 sons, Richard "Dick" Wilson and Russell "Russ" Wilson, both of Jerseyville; 5 grandchildren; 1 sister, Ellen Mitchell, Alton; and 3 bros, Vernon and Bill both of Jerseyville, and James of Hamburg. Visitation and service were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev R E George officiate with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

WINCHELL. Died 1940. Anna Katherine Winchell, 73, of Eldred, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs Ernest Kolb, in Alton. She had suffered several strokes and had been ill for more than 5 years. She was a daughter of Michael & Barbara (Bechtoldt) Wirth and was born January 2, 1867 in Calhoun Co. She married Alvin Winchell November 14, 1889 and for the past 36 years, they had loved on their farm east of Eldred. Because of her poor health she had gone to stay with her daughter in Alton. Surviving is are her husband; 2 sons, Ira and Irwin; and 2 daughters, Mrs Ernest Kolb and Mrs Lena Wirts, all of Alton; 1 sister, Miss Francis Wirth, Jerseyville; 1 half-bro, George Wirth and 1 half sister, Mrs Joe Zipprich, Kampsville; 7 grandchildren and 4 g-grandchildren. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

WINELAND. Died 04-03-1977. Leslie Wineland, 81, retired farmer and former teacher in Calhoun County, died March 4, at Illinios Community hospital, Pittsdfield. Services were held at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and Burial was in Crescent Heights Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Leta Angelo (Armstrong) Wineland; 4 daughters, Mrs Winnie Tucker, Jerseyville, Mrs Geraldine rue, Delhi, Mrs Marian Roller, Godfrey and Mrs Carmine Waymack, Lancaster, CA; 2 stepsons, Neil Armstrong, Overland Park, KS and James Armstrong, Dallas TX; 1 step daughter, Mrs Joyce Bomke, Jacksonville; 2 bros, Norman of Hamburg and Ferdie of Camden, NJ; 4 sisters, Mrs Nola Baughman, Mrs Gladys Witjen and Mrs Faith Hastings, Pleasant Hill and Mrs Nellie Parks, St. Louis; 16 grandchildren; 28 g-grandchildren; and 2 g-g-grandchildren. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

WINKLER. Genevieve (nee Zumwalt) Winkler, 90, of Hamburg, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009. -She was born Jan. 30, 1919 to the late Samuel and Rosa (Bouyea) Zumwalt. Beloved wife of Paul Winkler, who passed away in January 1999, devoted mother to Carolyn (Winkler) Gibson: 1 grandson, Mark and his wife, Melanie Gibson, great-grandmother to Samuel, J. William, and Emma Gibson. She had three nephews, Richard Madison and family, Dr. Gerald Zumwalt and family, and Samuel Zumwalt and family; a niece, Jan Lawless and family. She had special friends, Darrell, Ann, Emily and Haley Becker who were like family visiting her often with flowers and special gifts at holidays. Also, a "very special sister" Jeri Holland and her daughter, La Carolyn.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a niece, Joyce and two brothers, Hurley and Rhobie and a sister, Cordie. She and her husband, Paul, were treasurers at the Hamburg Cemetery and also worked with friends to keep it clean. She and her husband, Paul, were loving helpmates to each other.
In the early 1800's, her ancestors built the first hewn log house in now St. Charles County erecting it 30 miles west of St. Louis, Mo. In times of Indian trouble, Zumwalt's log house became a fort and to this day is call Fort Zumwalt. The Zumwalt's and American pioneer Daniel Boone often gathered in the Zumwalt home with noted Indian Chief Black Hawk. Black Hawk spent one winter at the Zumwalt's.
The family is being served by the Hanks-Gress Funeral Home in Hardin where visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev.'s Mark Meyers and Udell Meyers will be officiating. Singing will be Dr. Cristy Elving. Internment will be at the Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. Memorials may be made to the Hamburg Fire Department or the Calhoun Ambulance.

WINKLER. Died 08-07-1983. Lee C Winkler, 95, of Hamburg, died July 8, at Calhoun Care Center, Hardin where he had resided for 6 months. Services were held at Hanks Funeral Home, Hardin with Udell Meyer officiating. Burial was in Hamburg Cemetery. He was a retired linesman for Union Electric and was born February 24, 1888 in Hamburg, son of Theodore & Julia (Beisman) Winkler. Surviving are his wife, Winifred (Cokshot) Winkler whom he married March 27, 1909; 1 daughter, Mary L Lang, Hamburg; 1 son, Paul W Winkler, Hamburg; 1 granddaughter, Carolyn Gibson and 1 g-grandson, Mark Gibson, both of Jerseyville. Masonic rites were conducted by Westgate Lodge in Hamburg of which he was a member. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

Hardin Illinois, Thursday, February 16, 1911
Andreas Wintjen was born at Bremervorde in the Province of Hanover Germany, June 5, 1827, and departed this life at his home February 11, 1911, at the age of 83 years, 8 months and five days. At the age of 26 years he bade good bye to his native land and started for America, taking passage on a sailing vessel which left the port of Bremen in 1853. After a tire-some voyage of seven weeks he arrived at New Orleans where he stayed but a short time. Resuming his journey he traveled north-ward to St. Louis where he remained four years. Early in the year of 1856 he was united in marriage to Miss Elzebe Schlichting which union was broken by the death of the wife and mother on October 7, 1873. Unto them were born ten children, 3 of whom preceded him in death. He came to Calhoun county in March 1858 locating on an unimproved farm that he had previously purchased in Belleview precinct where he resided until he was called by the Master. He was one of the pioneer settlers of this county and was not spared the hardships and privations that fell to the lot of the men of his day, who by their persistence and fideltiy to duty were instrumental in clearing the way for civilization and enlightment of the present day. At an early age he united with the Luthern Evangelical church of which he was a member at the time of his death. The summoner did not find him unprepared. He has several times during the past two years, been heard to express a desire that the Lord would soon call him to rest. He was repected by all who knew him. He leaves to mourn his death 5 sons and two daughters, 80 grand-children and 3 great-grand children besides a host of friends [Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny - Dec. 27, 2016]

Arthur Wintjen, In Ill health for the past several weeks. Arthur Wintjen, 48, of Hartford, died at 9:55 a.m. today in Wood River Township Hospital. He had been a patient in Wood River hospital for two weeks and prior to that had been in Barnes Hospital, St. Louis. A barber by trade, he had worked for the past 14 years at the G.L. Thorp Shop in Wood River. He was born April 7, 1903 in Calhoun County. He had resided in the Hartford area for the past 30 years and previous to becoming a barber had worked at International Shoe Co., at Hartford. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lucy Jane Wintjen; three sons, Glenn Arthur, Jimmy, and Gary Joe, all of Hartford; two daughters, Betty and Donna Rea, four step children, Donald Billy and Bobby Davenport, all of Hartford and Mrs. Wanda Sipes of Robinson; three brothers and three sisters. The body is at Marks Mortuary, Wood River, where friends may call after 7p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Friday when it will be taken to Assembly of God Church, Hartford, for rites at 2p.m. Burial will be in Wanda Cemetery
[Alton Evening Telegraph Wed. Nov. 13, 1957 - Contributed by Cheryl Clendenny]

Hardin- Gevert H. Wintjen, 78, who in his early life was a merchant in Hamburg, died unexpectedly Saturday evening at his home in Hardin. His parents were the late Andrew W. and Hannah Schlichting Wintjen of North Calhoun County, where Mr. Wintjen was born Nov. 9, 1874. He married Dec. 26, 1897 to Miss Mary Anderson, who preceded him in death July 1, 1944 as did one daughter, Mrs. Annabelle Whitmer. Those who survive are Mrs. Goldie Kininger, Alton, Charles R. of Los Angeles, Calif., Oberton W., Overland Mo., Mrs. Ina Evans, Champaign, Mrs. Dorothy Clodius, Affton, Mo., Mrs. Eleanore Bearty, Hardin, sons and daughters and 16 grandchildren. The Rev. Lyle D. Stone, will officiate at rites Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Hardin Presbyterian Church, during which time Westgate Lodge, 856 A.F. and A. M. of Hamburg will conduct services. The body will be interred in Hardin cemetery. Friends may call at Hanks Funeral Home.
[Alton Evening Telegraph Aug. 10, 1953 - Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

WINTJENObituary: dated Dec. 5, 1918
John Henry Wintjen was born in Calhoun County near Mozier, ILL. Aug 30 1861 and departed this life Nov. 27 1918 at the home of his son Isreal of Batchtown, at the age of 57 years 2 months and 27 days. He was united in marriage to Miss Love Pealer in Dec 1881 and to this union six children were born three of them preceded the father to the grave. His wife and three sons John, Peter and Isreal all of Calhoun and four brothers and one sister are left to mourn the loss of a loving husband, father and brother. His entire life was spent in Calhoun County and was well respected and liked by all who knew him. His remains were laid to rest in Poor cemetery on Panther Creek Friday Nov. 29 amidst a crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends. [Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny - Dec. 27, 2016]

John L. Wintjen Of Calhoun Dies
John Louis Wintjen, 78, a retired music teacher of Calhoun County, died at 8:30a.m. today in St. Joseph's Hospital. He had been in failing health for a year, and since last October had been cared for in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Wedding, Wood River. Two weeks ago, when his condition became worse, he entered the hospital. Wintjen had spent all of his life in Calhoun County and until infirmities of age caused his retirement, had taught music to children of Calhoun County. He was a member of Lutheran Church at Kampsville. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Stella Wintjen, who has also been at the Wedding home since last fall, and three step-children, Mrs. Wedding, Mrs. Lester Sims, Alton, and Richard Todd, Marissa, and a brother, Gabert Wintjen, Hardin. Funeral rites will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in Streeper funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Wednesday. [Alton Evening Telegraph Tue. Jun. 4, 1946 page 2Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

Mrs. O. Wintjen Dies at the age of 48
Wood River, May 13, (Special) - Mrs. Oma Wintjen, 48 wife of Lawrence Wintjen of 480 George, Died at 12:25 a.m. today in Alton Memorial Hospital, Where she had been a patient of nearly four weeks. Mrs. Wintjen had been ill health since last November and before entering the alton Memorial Hospital, had undergone treatment in a St. Louis hospital. She was a native of Calhoun county and had resided in Wood River for the past 21 years. Surviving in addition to her husband are eight children. Cpl. Lawrence A. Wintjen of the United States Marine Corps, who recently returned to the west coast following a 30 day leave in Wood River, and six daughters, Mrs. Lester Hester, Mrs. Glenn Hester, Mrs. James C. Houston, Misses Vena, Nola, and Una Wintjen, and Robert Wintjen all of Wood River, and three sisters.Arrangements for the funeral are incomplete pending word from Cpl. Wintjen. The body is at Streeper funeral home.
[Alton Evening Telegraph Saturday, May 13, 1944 - Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

WOELFEL. Died 08-10-1966. George William Woelfel, 63, of Jerseyville, died October 8, at Jersey Community hospital where he had been moved a few hours earlier. He had been ill for some time. Visitation was at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville where the rosary was recited. Funeral services were held at Holy Ghost Church with Rev Fr Paul P Heinen celebrant of Requiem Mass. Burial was in St. Francis Cemetery. He was a son of the late Fred & Elizabeth (Brinkman) Woelfel and was born in Calhoun County, March 12, 1903. He was a steamfitter by trade and was employed by Holmes & Narver Const Co. He was a member of Local 553 Plumbers & Fitters Union, Knights of Columbus, and Moose Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Rose Woelfel; 4 sons, George L, Alton, Alfred H, Richard A, and Ronald J Woelfer, Jerseyville; 1 daughter, Mrs William Simpson Jr, Jerseyville; 16 grandchildren; 1 brother, Henry Woelfel, Jerseyville; and 3 sisters, Mrs Andrew Klass, Batchtown, Mrs Josephine Droege, Peoria, and Mrs Virgil Watts, Franklin. One daughter, Elizabeth (Betty Lou) preceded him in death. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

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