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Nathaniel Armstrong
Mason Items. Nathaniel Armstrong, who was born in the State of Tennessee, in the year 1780, Feb. 14th, died at the residence of Simon Rudner.
On the 24th inst. Mr. Armstrong participated in the battle of New Orleans under General Jackson; and had just celebrated the anniversary of his ninety-fifth birthday a few days previous to his death. He was quite spry for a man of his great age, and up to the time of his last illness walked to town and about the farm quite often. It was Mr. Armstrong's dying request that he be buried with military honors, which was done.
Lieut. M.B. Redding selected eight veteran soldiers of the late war, who with arms reversed, and preceded by the Mason Cornet Band playing a dirge, escorted the honored remains to their last resting place, when after a salute was fired by the military they were interred. Mr. Armstrong was probably the last survivor in this county of the war of 1812.
He was a member of a Tennessee regiment during that war, and was getting a pension from the government, which was about all the income he had. [
The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, March 4, 1875 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


U.C. Webb
We stop the press to announce the death of U.C. Webb of Summit township.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, February 25, 1875]

And still another. On Wednesday, Feb. 24th, U.C. Webb died at his residence after a long and painful illness, of typhoid pneumonia. It was only a few weeks ago when the painful record of the death of Levi Rentfrow had to be made, and now the death angel has again passed over the land and taken another prominent citizen. Mr. Webb came in this county in 1840 with Newton Tarrant, and has lived here ever since. His life was characterized by that simplicity and honesty which makes a man esteemed by his neighbors. He in this time had drawn around him a large circle of friends who never knew him but to respect him. He leaves a wife and several children, some of whom are grown up, to mourn his loss. His funeral took place on the 25th, from Ebenezer church. Rev. T. M. Griffith conducted the services at the church, after which the large congregation proceeded to the cemetery, about half a mile away. The burial services were conducted by the Masonic fraternity, of which he was an esteemed member. Although the weather was exceedingly inclement, yet a very large procession followed him to his last resting place, showing that they respected the memory of one who always stood ready to do his duty.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, March 4, 1875 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]



Henry Kreke
Henry Kreke, another of the early German settlers of this county, after a brief illness of only four days, died at his residence one mile west of Teutopolis, last Friday night. His funeral took place Sunday morning, and the great number of citizens accompanying the remains of the deceased to their final resting place was evidence of the high esteem in which he was held in the community in which he had lived so many years. He was aged 58 years, and leaves a wife and four young children to bewail his unexpected demise. R.I.P.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, April 15, 1875 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]



Catharine Thompson
Died- At her residence in this city, on Saturday evening, Nov. 27, 1875, Mrs. Catharine S., wife of L.W. Thompson, aged 65 years. The relation to and position which the deceased occupied in society and the hearts of her friends, seem to call for a brief outline of her history, and to that end we give the following:

Catharine S. Whiting was born in what is now Page county, Va., on Christmas day 1809; her ancestry being among the earliest settlers of Virginia. The old homestead, known as "Net Prospect," is now over a hundred years old, occupied and still in a good state of preservation.
On August 13, 1833, she became the wife of Lionel W. Thompson, also of old Virginian descent, and late in the same fall they started by carriage for what was then the far West, and after journeying six weeks halted at Liberty, Union county, Indiana, where they began their pioneer life. From this time up to 1850 they lived at several different points in Indiana, at which time they moved to Jasper county, in that State, and entering a quantity of wild land, proceeded to develop the same into what fifteen years later was a fine grazing and stock farm, and beautiful house. In the fall of 1864, a break having been made in the family by the removal of a married son and daughter to this place, and the desire to keep the family together being very strong, they were induced to dispose of their property and follow their
children. As illustrative of this desire, it is interesting to note that from time down and for many years previous, the family had never failed to gather under the paternal roof to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of both father and mother, until last year when it was prevented by the serious illness of the mother.
During these years they were blessed with eight children-five sons and three daughters. Three sons and one daughter only were spared to grow to manhood and womanhood, the other four dying in infancy. For the past eleven years the entire family have been residents of this place, the children all being married but one, and the grandchildren numbering thirteen, all of whom are living except one. During this time the departed had by her quick, unassuming Christian walk, generous open hearted cheerful disposition and sympathetic nature, drawn around and bound to herself an unusually large circle of friends who united in bearing testimony to her many virtues and graces, and who feel that in her life was exhibited a character well worthy of imitation, and her death has left a void that will not soon be filled. Her character shone most brightly in her home, both as a true and loving wife and noble, self-sacrificing and devoted mother, and it is here that her loss is the most irreparable, and deeply felt. Yet notwithstanding all this they have reason to be thankful and rejoice; the husband, that for nearly forty years he has been blessed with such a companion and counselor along the journey of life; and the children, that they have been reared to manhood and womanhood to become honored and respected in society through the teachings and example of such a mother. Thus, after a life rich with good works and unswerving devotion to duty, "her mission is finished, her life's labor ended," and trusting firmly in the merits of Jesus as her savior, she has been called home to enjoy that everlasting rest which remaineth for the people of God. -
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, December 2, 1875 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]



John F. Waschefort
The Democrat had hoped that some one more familiar with the life of Mr. Waschefort would furnish us with his obituary but in the absence of such historical sketch we have been able to collect only the following.

John Ferdinand Waschefort was born in Germany, Jan. 9th, 1811, and at the age of 24 emigrated to America, settling in Cincinnati in 1837, and becoming a partner in the firm of Waschefort & Vennemann, dealers in and manufacturers of rope, etc. Two years later the Teutopolis colony was organized, and Mr. Waschfort, as one of the principal founders came with the colonists to enjoy its benefits and share in its hardships. He had resided in Teutopolis continuously from the time of its colonization to the time of his death, Jan. 20th, 1879. He at once, upon the foundation of the colony, embarked in the mercantile business, which adopted avocation he resolutely prosecuted with merited success to the date of his demise. He left surviving him four children-a son, Ferdinand Wascheford, unmarried and still residing in Teutopolis; Mrs. C. Eversman, of our city, Mrs. Catherine Specker, of Cincinnati, whose husband is a member of the firm of Speeker, Buddeeke & Co., and Elizabeth Hackmann, whose husband is a member of the banking firm of Hackmann, Hengehald & Co., of the same city.
During his residence in our county Mr. Waschefort accumulated considerable wealth, which he leaves by will equally distributed between his four children. His son, Ferdinand Waschefort, and son-in-law Dr. Eversman, of our city, are the executors of his estate, by whom his business enterprises in this city and Teutopolis will be continued for the present.
Mr. Waschefort's business energy was the secret of his success, and he has left his imprint upon the material growth of Teutopolis and that of our city and county. His funeral obsequies last Thursday morning were attended by a very large concourse of friends and acquaintances in the village of his residence, and many of the old settlers of our county and citizens of our city followed his remains to their last resting place. All vied with each other in the feeling that a good and useful man had been lost to the community-one of the pioneers of our county.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, January 2, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]



Ann Spitler
Mrs. Ann Spitler, wife of Wesley Spitler, died at her residence near Montrose, last
Wednesday morning, of lung fever, in the sixty-seventh year of her age. Mrs. Spitler lived for several years in our city, and while here her very amiable nature attracted to her a large circle of friends, who attended her funeral on Thursday afternoon. She leaves a husband and five children to mourn her loss, who have the sympathy of many friends in this city.

In Memoriam. Mrs. Ann Spitler died of acute bronchitis at her residence near Montrose at 9-1/2 o'clock, A.M., January 29th, 1879, aged 67 years 10 months and 24 days. Mrs. Spitler was sick only one week, and although dangerous from the beginning, she retained her consciousness up to within a hour of her death.
She was born in Luray, Page county, Virginia, (the city containing the newly discovered cave,) being the oldest daughter of D. and B. Varner. She united with the Baptist church early in her life, of which denomination she proved to be a life-long member, and was baptized by Elder N. C. Booton on the 13th of July,
1832. On the 19th of September, 1833, she was married to Wesley Spitler, by whom she had ten children, of whom five died in infancy, and five are yet living. She was for many years a resident of Indiana, where her exemplary habits and amiable nature drew to her a host of friends; and in 1865, together with her husband and family removed to Effingham, and after a few years' residence here, to Montrose...
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, February 13, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Sarah B. Oakley
Sarah B. Oakley, died, at her residence 1-1/2 miles northwest of Mason, Illinois, on Monday, Oct. 5th, 1879. Mrs. Sarah B. Oakley, nee Bureh, of heart diease.
Deceased was born in Albemarle county, Virginia, August 20th, 1809. At the age of six she emigrated to Bath county, Kentucky, where she resided until 1838. She was married July 9th, 1829, to E. S. Oakley. She with her husband and four children removed to Putnam county, Indiana, during the fall of 1838, remaining there until the fall of 1852, when with her husband and family came to Effingham county, locating near Mason, where she lived up to the time of her death.
Aunt Sallie, as she was familiarly known, was the mother of eleven children, five boys and six girls, of whom six survive to mourn her loss. She united with the Baptist church in 1827, and has since lived the life of a Christian woman. She was the grandmother of thirty-one children and great-grandmother of six...The funeral services were conducted by Revs. Butler and Bush, and the remains were interred in the Mason cemetery, followed by a large assemblage of relatives and friends...
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, November 13, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


David Keller
A Fatal Accident - A correspondent from West township reports that on the 9th ult., a man almost dead was found lying under the railroad bridge crossing Fulfer creek, near Gillmore Station. He was taken to the house of Mr. Mahon, where he soon after died, the medical aid procured proving ineffectual. The name of the deceased has since been learned to be David Keller, residing near Sigel, and about 65 years old.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, January 14, 1875 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Annie Bradsby
Little Annie, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bradsby, of whose illness mention was made in the Democrat last week, died last Monday forenoon. Being an unusually interesting and lovely child, the bereavement to the whole family, especially its doting parents, is painful beyond expression. They have the sympathy of a large circle of friends, in this their severe affliction.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, February 2, 1875 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


E.S. Duckworth
Mason Items. There has been considerable sickness and some deaths in our town and vicinity within the last week. E. S. Duckworth, who lived north of town two or three miles, died on Friday night last of lung fever. Mr. Duckworth was an honest, industrious, good citizen, and had the good will of his neighbors. He leaves a wife and quite a large family of children; but fortunately, the two oldest are boys, large enough to do considerable work and with their mother to advise can make a living for the family.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, February 9, 1875 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Mrs. Redenbaugh
Mr. M. Rodenbaugh, residing near town, lost his wife, a very estimable lady, on Thursday, 4th inst. Mrs. Redenbaugh has had very poor health for several years. The immediate cause of her death was pneumonia. She gave birth to twins about a year ago, which were still born.
They are a great curiosity - Drs. P.G. and J.C. Paugh preserved them in alcohol. They are something after the style of the Siamese twins, being joined together by a cartilage, face to face, and are both perfectly formed. Any person visiting Dr. Paugh's office to see the twins, will be amply repaid for their trouble. O.N. Tyner photographed them and got some very good pictures.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, February 9, 1875 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


P.C. Hankins Sons
Deaths - There are several late deaths reported in various parts of the county. Mr. P. C. Hankins, of Summit township, we regret to learn, has recently lost two grown sons, in quick succession - the sickness in both cases being pneumonia. The loss of two grown sons is an affliction of which the painfulness can only be realized by parents whose sad lot it has been to suffer similar bereavements. Mr. and Mrs. Hankins have the sincere condolence of a large circle of empathizing friends in their painful loss.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, February 18, 1875 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]



Levi Rentfrow
Death of an Old Citizen. To the number of deaths elsewhere reported in this number, it becomes our sad duty to add that of Levi Rentfrow, who died at his residence in Summit township, on the 13th inst., after but a few days' sickness, of pneumonia, aged 65 years. The deceased was one of the pioneer settlers of his township, and was well known throughout the county, and universally esteemed as a worthy citizen and a kind and obliging neighbor. He has held various township offices at different periods of his life, and at the last fall election was almost unanimously elected Coroner. He leaves several grown sons, but no wife, to mourn his demise.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, February 18, 1875 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]



John Herman Wernsing
Another Pioneer Gone. One by one the old "landmarks" disappear. It was but last Friday afternoon, when John Herman Wernsing, of St. Francis township, peacefully, resigned and well prepared, departed this life, in the ripe old age of 71 years. The deceased was one of the earliest settlers of the Teutopolis German settlement, and during his life time one of its most worthy and highly esteemed members. In view of his scrupulously pious and exemplary life, his obsequies, on Monday morning, were conducted with unusual solemnity at the Teutopolis Catholic church, and was largely attended by, relatives and members of the third order of St. Francis, from Effingham, R.I.P.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, February 18, 1875 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Jane Staleup
Died. At the residence of Stephan Hardin, in Mason, Ill Feb. 14, 1875, Jane Staloup, aged 73 years and 21 days. Sister Staleup was a native of Kentucky, where she lived till about 1835, when she emigrated to Indiana, which State she adopted as her home till three years ago, when she and her husband, under weight of affliction, became almost helpless, since which time she enjoyed a happy home in the family of Mr. Hardin till death. She leaves a husband and four children to mourn her loss. She was a member of the M.E. Church from childhood, and her hope of immortality continued till the latest hour.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, February 18, 1875 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Annie Bradsby
In Memoriam. Died. Feb. 2 - Little Annie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Bradsby.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, February 18, 1875 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Mrs. Jesse Bartlet
After a painful and long protracted illness, Mrs. Jesse Bartlet died last Sunday evening. Mr. Bartlet being a fireman, the Deluge Company appropriated twenty dollars to defray burial expenses.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, March 4, 1875 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Otto Todt
Little Otto, a bright three-year-old son of Mr. H. Todt, died last Saturday morning of typhoid pneumonia. It is but seven months since Mr. Todt suffered a similar loss in the death of an infant son.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, March 4, 1875 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]



Charles Buckland
Murder in Mattoon-On the 9th inst., one Zeke Phillipps shot and killed one Charley Buckland, in Smithley's saloon. According to the Gazette's account of the murder, the trouble grew out of domino playing for money.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, March 18, 1875 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]



William McPherson
Obituary. After long and painful suffering, William McPherson, late Postmaster at Effingham, died at his residence last Sunday afternoon, at about five o'clock.
His funeral took place last Tuesday at 2 o'clock P.M. under the auspices of the Masonic order, of which deceased was an honored and esteemed member. The corpse was incased in a handsome rosewood casket, decorated with the insignia of the order.
The funeral procession proceeded from the residence of the deceased to the Methodist church, which was crowded to its utmost capacity. The funeral services were performed in a very impressions manner, and consisted of singing by the choir, prayer by Rev. Pollock; remarks by Rev. Nichols-Pastor of the church, and a very able and eloquent sermon by Rev. Hamill, of Lebanon; after the conclusion of the sermon, the audience and relatives having first taken a last look at the corpse-the remains were taken charge of by the Masons, and conveyed to the city cemetery, where they were interred with the honors and according to the rites of the order.
In the untimely demise of William McPherson the community has lost a very excellent, honorable and highly esteemed citizen, and as regarding his official capacity, the most obliging, genial and accommodating Postmaster that has ever held the position in Effingham.
He was aged only 32 years, and leaves a deeply sorrowing wife and infant son to mourn his premature death. They have the sympathy of the entire community in this their sore and irreparable loss.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, March 18, 1875 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Clark L. Holdzkom
A Printer Goes Home. After years of suffering from some type of consumption, Clark L. Holdzkom died at the residence of his parents in this city, on last Monday, at one o'clock P.M. Deceased was a printer by profession, having, after working in various country offices, served his regular apprenticeship in St. Louis. He was a good compositor and an expert in all the various departments pertaining to the printer's trade, and of sober industrious habits. His funeral Tuesday afternoon was conducted by Rev. Nichols, according to the usages of the M.E. Church, and was largely attended. He was the oldest son of the family, his death is a severe affliction to his parents, who have the sympathy of the community in this their sore bereavement.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, April 8, 1875 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]



Nellie North
Edgewood. Today I have to announce to you the death of Miss Nellie North, daughter of Henry North, Esq. of this place, which occurred on Wednesday, 10 o'clock P.M. She was about 14 years of age, and beloved by all who knew her. It was a hard blow to the parents and sisters and in fact this whole community. The funeral took place last Friday, Rev. Elkin preaching the sermon and was well attended. Mr. North and wife have the sympathy of all.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, April 15, 1875- Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Anthony Grant
From Altamont. A serious accident, which proved fatal, occurred on the 22d ult. to Mr. Anthony Grant, an old and well known citizen. He, as it appears, was riding on the S&I SERW track on his way home. It being too dark to see any distance ahead, his horse, as it seems, came to a stop a short distance from town. Mr. G., probably not thinking that there was any danger ahead, forced his horse to move onward, when it suddenly fell in a bridge, throwing Mr. Grant over its head. It appears while he fell he must have turned a summersault, as
the back part of his head struck the end of a tie, which crushed the skull. One of his legs was also broken, and dislocated. Dr. Groves & Rice attended him. He died on the 26th about 1 o'clock P.M. and was conveyed to his last resting place the following day.

Resolutions of Respect. A call meeting of the Freemasons Lodge No. 533, AF&AM was held at Altamont, April 27, 1875 to take action with reference to the death of Brother Anthony Grant. A committee of three was appointed to draft resolutions appropriate to the occasion. The following were adopted.
Whereas, God in his great providence has thought proper to take from among us our Brother Anthony Grant, who has attached himself to us by his many disinterested acts of charity as a true Mason, be it Resolved, that Freemason Lodge has lost a true man to the order and a friend to mankind Resolved, that we truly sympathize with the bereaved family, and extend to them our
condolence in this their irreparable loss. Resolved, that these proceedings be forwarded to the county papers for publication, and a copy sent to the family of the deceased. Geo. W. Gwin, J.C. Russell, J.N. Groves. [The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, May 6, 1875 -
Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Henry Merz
Resolutions of Respect
At the last meeting of the old city council Monday afternoon, the following resolutions of respect upon the late death of Alderman Merz, offered by Alderman Bradsby, were unanimously adopted.
Whereas, since the last meeting of the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Effingham, Alderman Henry Merz has been removed from our midst by death (April 29th, 1875). [The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, May 6, 1875 -
Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]



William Hodebeck
Little Willie, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. B. Hodebeck, of this city, died last Thursday afternoon. The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, May 6, 1875 -
Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]



Jesse H. Said
Death has truly been abroad in the land, for within the last few weeks several prominent citizens have been taken to their long home. Jesse H. Said, who has lived near Freemanton for 30 or 40 years.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, May 6, 1875 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Squire Sharp
Death has take from our midst Mr. Squire Sharp, of Summit.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, May 6, 1875 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Mrs Tarrant
Mrs. Tarrant, of Summit is among the number that has gone from us in death this past week.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, May 6, 1875 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Mrs. Schooley
Intelligence has reached us of the death of Mrs. Schooley, of Watson, whose loss will be deeply felt by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. The bereaved husband and children have the sympathy of many friends who sincerely regret the loss of so amiable a lady.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, June 3, 1875 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Mrs. James R. Merry
Elliottstown News. Mrs. James R. Merry died on the 27th inst., after a long and painful illness. She met death with that true calmness of a sincere Christian.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, June 3, 1875 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Milo A. Eames
Tribute of Respect. at a meeting of Effingham Lodge 149, AF&AM on the 11th day of July 1875, as a lodge of sorrow, relative to the death of Brother Milo A. Eames, the following resolutions were reported and unanimously adopted:
Whereas, Brother Milo A. Eames, a Master Mason in good standing, was on the 8th day of July, 1875, struck down by the hand of an assassin, while in the discharge of his duty in the service of his employers; therefore as expressive of the feelings of Effingham Lodge No. 149 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, be it Resolved 1st, that we deeply deplore the sad and untimely death of our brother, and sincerely mourn his loss, not only as Masons but also as friends
2nd, that we cheerfully bear witness to his high character, as a Mason, as a friend, as a citizen and member of society, and as one faithful to every trust reposed in him.
3rd, That we extend to his widow and family our sincere condolence in this their sad and sudden bereavement, and assure them they have our deepest sympathy in this great grief over their irreparable loss.
4th, That the furniture and jewels of this Lodge be draped in mourning for thirty days from this date, in memory of our departed brother.
5th, That a copy of these resolutions with the seal of the Lodge be furnished by the secretary of this Lodge to the widow of the deceased brother, and Vincennes Ind., Lodge No. 1, and also to the papers in Effingham and Terre Haute with request to publish. W. P. Surrells, H.B. Kepley, Wm. Durham. July 11, 1875.
As a rather remarkable episode in connection with the late murder of Engineer Milo Eames, it may be stated that a broker of the murdered engineer also came to a tragic end but a few days previous to the Long Point murder, by suddenly falling dead while walking in the streets of San Francisco, Ca.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, July 15, 1875 - - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Son of C. Haettinger
An infant son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Haettinger, but four days old, died Tuesday noon.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, July 22, 1875 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


John Hughes
Death of John Hughes. After but a few days' sickness, John Hughes, son of A. G. Hughes, of this city, died of congestion of the stomach. The attack was very sudden, and so violent as to baffle the combined efforts and medical skill of two of the best physicians in the city. John was a very exemplary young man, perfectly free from any of the pernicious habits so prevalent among the "Young Americas" of the present demoralized times, and his untimely demise is another sore affliction to this bereaved parents. He was aged about twenty years. His funeral, conducted according to the rights of the M.E. Church, was very largely attended.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, July 29, 1875 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Anna Bachman
Little Anna, twin daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Bachman of this city, aged eight months, died last Saturday, after a brief illness of but a few days. Mr. and Mrs. Bachman are singularly unfortunate in, losing their children while young, this being already the third one snatched from their family by the ruthless hand of death.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, August 12, 1875 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Adam Sensel
Edgewood Items. Adam Sensel, who it is alleged, committed suicide in this vicinity last week was buried without an inquest.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, September 16, 1875 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Joseph Brummer
Joseph Brummer, brother of William Brummer of this city, died very suddenly at his home in Bishop township, last Sunday morning. He sustained a stroke of
apoplexy the day before, from which he was relieved only by death. He was only 19 years old, and had been a student at Teutopolis College. He was a young man of fine promise and his death will be mourned by a large circle of friends.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, October 14, 1875 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Jonathan Lind
Died-In this city, Oct. 19th, 1875, Jonathan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Lind. The funeral discourse was preached by Rev. Mr. Harris, and his funeral was largely attended bysympathizing friends.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, October 28, 1875 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Amy A. Matthews
Died- Amy A. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Matthews, of Mason, Ill., at 3 o'clock this morning, aged two years, one month and fourteen days. The child had been sick a few weeks prior to its death, and had convalesced; but on this night, ever memorable to the parents, she was violently attacked by an affection of the vital organs. I was called to see her twenty minutes before she entered into rest. O.W.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, October 28, 1875 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Robert Baker
Mason Memorandums. Robert Baker died on the 29th ult., aged about 56. He was born in Kentucky, came to this county in 1841, and has since resided here. He was a good neighbor and very affable gentleman.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, November 4, 1875 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Devontier
Altamont. On the 13th inst., a son of Devontiers, residing near town, died of typhoid fever.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, November 18, 1875 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Sagger
Altamont. Died, on the 18th inst., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Sagger, of this place.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, November 25, 1875 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Josiah Buckner
After a lingering illness He dies from heart failure.
Josiah Buckner, one of the county's old residents, died at his home just North of the city on Saturday. The funeral services took place at the Presbyterian Church Tuesday, Rev. Clark, of Clinton, IL, a Universalist minister, delivering the funeral discourse. The interment took place in the city cemetery.
Josiah Buckner was born August 1, 1835, on a farm near Dexter and was a resident of the county all his life. In 1855 he was united in marriage to Miss Lorena Henry, who, with five children, William E., who lives in Chicago; Phillip, who lives in Minneapolis, Minn.; Rev. Franklin F., of Macomb; Mrs. Charles Hunter, of Chicago, and Aurora, of Effingham, survive him. Upon the first call for troops he enlisted in the war of the rebellion, in the 11th Illinois, and afterwards in the 84th. Illinois infantry. He was a member of the Masonic order and was buried by the local lodge. The pallbearers being; S.F. Gilmore, John Jones, J.C. Leith, W.P. Surrells, S.G. Barbee and H.N. Ruffner.
[Taken from the Effingham Democrat, Oct. 23, 1896 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Mrs. M.J. Butler
Pioneer Mother passes away at Watson, Tuesday.
Mrs. M.J. Butler of Watson, one of the county's pioneer mothers, died at her residence in Watson Tuesday night at 9:30 o'clock, aged 77 years.
Her ailment was a complication of trouble incident to old age. The deceased came to this county from Ohio, seventy years ago and has resided in and about Watson all of those years, rearing a family and participating and aiding in the progress of the village and the county. She lived here therefore practically all her life. She was a good woman as well as an able woman. Her husband died many years ago leaving her with a family of five small children and these children she reared to womanhood and manhood, thus alone meeting and solving one of the greatest purpose of life. We can well afford therefore to pause to our daily routine to pay a deserved tribute to this pioneer mother.
The deceased leaves surviving her two sons and two daughters as follows:
John and Finley of Watson, Mrs. Mary Nash of Effingham, Mrs. Ora Claypool of Mason. She was a member of the Christian Church and her funeral was held in Watson Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. Elder E.B. Schooley of this city officiating.
[Taken from: Effingham Democrat, Aug 7, 1919 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Zillie Carman
Mrs. Zillie Carman died Sunday night at 9:30 o'clock, of pneumonia after a sickness of a few days. Last Wednesday she was taken to St. Anthony's hospital but at her advanced age of sixty-nine years, she was unable to withstand the severity of the dreaded pneumonia and the end came peacefully Sunday night.
Mrs. Carman was born in Logansport, IN and has live here for the past sixty years. Her daughter, Mrs. LaPearl, and her son, Edward Carman, were at her bedside. The funeral will take place Tuesday morning at 10:00 o'clock from Austin's undertaking establishment, with Dr. Roberts, pastor of the Presbyterian congregation officiating. The funeral services will be private except to the immediate members of the family and relatives. The remains will be buried in the City Cemetery. [
Taken from: Effingham Morning Record, Feb. 25, 1908 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]



Mr. Bruner
A Mr. Bruner, brother to Mrs. Wise whose husband died at the hospital week before last, died at Mrs. Wise's residence here last Thursday evening, and was taken to the Watson cemetery for interment Friday. This makes the third death in this family within the past three weeks, and all buried at the expense of the county.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, January 2, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Maggie Marlow
Mason Splinters. Mrs. Maggie Marlow, who for a long time has been suffering with a cancer in the breast, died on Thursday night.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, January 2, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Fraizier
A three-year-old daughter of Mr. Fraizier, a bridge carpenter on the Vandalia line, died Sunday morning of membranous croup. Her remains were taken to Vandalia for interment, at which place the parents formerly resided. At this season of the year croup is especially prevalent among children, and increased care of the little ones should be taken.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, January 23, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Clemens Uptmor
Mr. Clemens Uptmor the fourth, one of Teutopolis' most successful and energetic businessmen, died last Sunday morning of lung fever. Mr. Uptmor was designated as the fourth for the reason that there are three others of the family bearing the same name. By his death Teutopolis has lost a very valuable citizen, whose absence will leave a void not easily filled.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, January 23, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Cooper
W. B. Cooper and sister were summoned by telegram last Wednesday to the deathbed of their father, who died at his residence in Denmark, Iowa, on the following day. Mr. Cooper was taken seriously ill some three weeks ago, and a change in his disease for the better gave hopes for his final recovery, but a relapse carried him suddenly away.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, January 23, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Mrs. Malone
Mrs. Malone, a poor lady who lived out near the fair grounds, died Sunday night from cold and exposure. Her remains were interred in the city cemetery, Monday afternoon. [
The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, January 23, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Merritt B. Redding.
Mason Splinters: Died, on Sunday, Jan 12, 1878 of pneumonia, Mr. Merritt B. Redding. Mr. Redding was one of our oldest citizens, respected by all who knew him. He was a veteran soldier in the Mexican war, and also participated in the late rebellion. [The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, January 23, 1879
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Jesse R. Surrells
As stated last week, we gave a brief history of the eventful life of our late esteemed county treasurer, Jesse R. Surrells. We say a brief history, for a full
narration of the interesting incidents of his long, honorable and useful life would fill a volume.
Jesse R. Surrells was born in Virginia, January 10, 1803, and at the time of his death, January 21, 1879, was aged 76 years and 11 days. He was of French extraction, his grandfather having come to America with Lafayette in the days of the Revolution, and served in the war. His ancestors settled in Virginia after the close of the Revolution, and at the age of eleven Jesse F., together with his father and family, emigrated to Kentucky, where they remained for a time, and then removed to Indiana. In 1831, at the age of 28, Mr. Surrells came to Clay County, Illinois, where he resided, with the exception of short intervals, until 1854, when he came to Effingham county, and has resided here continuously until the time of his death. He was married three times, having five children by his first wife, five by the second, and one by the third, his present widow. Of these, one by the first, W. P. Surrells, three by the second, and the one by his present widow, survive him. As may be inferred from his connection with the early history of our county, his life was checkered and eventful; but through it all wells irresistibly to the surface the motto, HONESTY. (A very lengthy article continues.)
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, January 30, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Emma Hosterman
Moccasin Day's Doings: Mrs. Emma Hosterman, whom I reported dangerously ill in my last communication, died January 17th, and was interred in the Moccasin cemetery Sunday, the 19th inst. [
The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, January 30, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Peter Beaver's Son
A ten-year-old son of Peter Beaver, who lives three miles west of Effingham, died of lung fever last Wednesday, and was buried in the city cemetery.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, February 6, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


A. Gravenhorst's daughter
An infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Gravenhorst, aged three months, died of whooping cough last Wednesday, and was buried in the Lutheran cemetery on the following day.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, February 6, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Ensign Mitchell
Almost a Centenarian. Mr. Ensign Mitchell of Edgar County, father of Calvin Mitchell of this county, died at his home in Edgar county week before last, in the ninety-first year of his age. The following obituary notice appeared in last week's Paris Gazette, which, for its interest here we give in full.
He was born in Whitehall County, New York, March 3d, 1787 two years before our present form of government was organized one year before the first settlement in Ohio...In 1815, he married Elizabeth Calvin in Ohio, where he lived until 1830, when, with his family, wife and seven children, he moved to Edgar Co., Illinois, into the homestead where he lived and died, 1-1/4 miles south of Bloomfield. They had 10 children born to them-all honorable, valuable citizens. The sons are, Calvin, who lives near Effingham, Ill., Capt. Samuel and Lieut. John Mitchell, who lives near Bloomfield, both of who honored themselves by faithful service in the army, during the Rebellion, and rank among our most enterprising and honorable citizens...(There is more in the original article).
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, February 6, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


John Green's Son
Elliottstown News. A little son of John Green died on the 21st.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, February 6, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]]


Wm. Hans
Mason Splinters: Mr. Wm. Hans, an old German citizen of Edgewood, died on Saturday last, and was interred on Sunday under the auspices of the Masonic order. Some of the fraternity was present from Effingham. Deceased leaves a widow, the only member of his family, in good circumstances.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, February 6, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Mrs. T. Sloan
Local Points: Mrs. T. Sloan died last Friday morning of quick consumption, and was interred in the city cemetery Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Sloan was the daughter of O. P. McCain. (Alvira McCain Sloan) [
The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, February 6, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Charles P. Seiner
Mrs. Casper Nolte went to St. Louis last Wednesday evening to attend the funeral of Charles P. Seiner, nephew to Mr. Nolte. Mr. Siener was a wholesale leather dealer of that city, who was personally well known in our city.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, February 6, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Richard Robinson
The youngest son of Hon. James C. Robinson died recently near Ft. Worth, Texas. Dick, at one time, was a resident of our city.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, February 6, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Elizabeth Reed
Elizabeth Reed of this county was executed at Lawrenceville on the 23d day of May 1845, for poisoning her husband, Leonard Reed, on the 20th of August 1844. About 5,000 people witnessed the hanging - (Robinson Constitution.) [
The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, February 20 18, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Joseph Nolte
Mr. Joseph Nolte, of St. Louis, brother to Caspar Nolte of this city, died very suddenly last Thursday at his home in St. Louis. Mr. Nolte and his son Charles attended the funeral on Sunday. A nephew of Mr. Nolte's died in the same city only a few days before. [
The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, February 20 18, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Henry Krone
Henry Krone, of St. Francis Township, brother-in-law to Edward Sonnen, of our city, died very suddenly last Thursday morning, with a sinking chill. He retired Wednesday evening about nine o'clock in his usual health, and was dead four hours afterwards. [
The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, February 20 18, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Mrs. Joseph Koester
After a lingering and protracted illness, Mrs. Joseph Koester, s**, died at her residence, one mile northeast of the city, on Wednesday night last, and was buried in the Catholic cemetery Friday forenoon. Deceased was one of the earliest settlers in this part of the county, and was well and favorably known in both this city and surrounding country. (Theresa Bussemeyer Koester) age 79.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, February 20 18, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Mrs. Duddleson's Father
Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Duddleson were again summoned to Brownstown last Thursday, this time by the death of Mrs. Duddleson's father. Week before last they were called to attend the funeral of Mrs. Duddleson's mother. [
The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, February 20 18, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Mrs. Knapp
Moccasin Day's Doings: Mrs. Knapp wife of Franklin Knapp died of lung fever last Thursday morning. Her remains were taken to Bellville for interment. [
The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, February 20 18, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


George Allen
George Allen, living in Gillenwaters' old hotel building, died last Thursday morning of typhoid pneumonia. He had been sick only a week, and leaves a wife and five children, in destitute circumstances.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, February 20 18, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Patrick Giles
Patrick Giles, an old brakeman on the Indianapolis division of the Vandalia line, was killed at Coatstown, near Greencastle, last Friday night. Mr. Giles had cut the engine from the train while it was in motion for the purpose of enabling the engine to run forward and get water, and in attempting to get back upon the engine fell upon the track, the whole train passing over his body. Deceased was about 35 years of age.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, February 20 18, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Mr. Buckley
John Buckley's Bier was followed to the grave by a large concourse of friends as the last sad tribute of respect to the remains of the dead engineer. Although known to be dangerously ill for the past month, the announcement of his death last Friday morning produced a shock throughout the city, for he was favorably known all over it.
Mr. Buckley for the past twenty years has been a railroad engineer, and an employee of railroads for the past twenty-five years. He was born at Johnstown, Penn., April 20th, 1830, and after attaining his manhood came west, in the winter of '33-4. He began railroading as a section hand on the T. H. & I. Railroad, now the east division of the Vandalia line, from which position by a series of hard-earned promotions he gradually rose to that of an engineer, which position he held continuously on the road of his adoption to the time of his death...
In accordance with the desire of his family his remains were interred in the city cemetery at Terre Haute last Sunday...Arriving at Terre Haute a few minutes after eleven, the procession proceeded at once to the cemetery under escort of the Masonic fraternity of that city, where the remains were interred with Masonic rites conducted by the order of our city. The procession, consisting of Masonic orders...with six old compatriots at the throttle, Nicholas Dodson, John McEvil, Harrison T. Eddy, C. H. Busse, John Bell and Michael Redding acting as pallbearers.
The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, March 6, 1879
We omitted to state last week that Mr. Buckley did not leave his wife and five children in needy circumstances. Besides his unencumbered property here, he left a life insurance policy of $4,500 in the Masonic benefit company, which will leave Mrs. Buckley and children quite a competency. Her parents live at St. Mary, Ill., where she will probably reside after the business of the estate is settled.

Local Points: The Vandalia line very courteously placed a special train at the services of the relatives and friends of Mr. Buckley, last Sunday, for the purpose of taking his remains to Terre Haute for burial.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, February 20 18, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Father Shouse
Local Points: Father Shouse, whose departure to reside with his son at Davenport, Iowa, was noticed not long since in the Democrat, died at that place last week. Mr. Shouse was a very old gentleman, and was feeble when he left here. He was an old resident of our county, and many of his old associates will be pained to learn of his death.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, March 6, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


John M. Mette
After long and patient suffering, John M. Mette, of this city, died at the residence of his mother on last Sunday, 2nd inst. He was born on the 29th day of July, 1851, and at his death was, therefore, 28 years, 11 months and 4 days old. Up to his 21st year he had enjoyed very good health, but in the spring of 1872 he was suddenly, and without any apparent premonition, attacked with a severe spell of hemorrhage of the lungs, from the effects of which he gradually became reduced to such a degree that his life was seriously despaired of by his physicians, and when, in July following, he started for Lincoln, Nebraska, no one acquainted with his enfeebled condition believe that he would reach that city alive...He is the last of twelve children, seven sisters and four brothers, besides his father, having preceded him, which leaves Mrs. Mette the sole survivor of this once happy family. She has the sympathy of the entire community in this her sore and irreparable bereavement.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, March 6, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Mary L Boggs
Watson Whispers: Died- On the 28th ult., Mary L., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Boggs. She was a bright little girl of eight years of age, and her early death is a sad bereavement to her doting parents.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, March 6, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Jesse Hillman
Mason Splinters: A falling tree killed a young man, by the name of Jesse Hillman, living two miles north of Mason, Saturday morning last.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, March 13, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Mrs. James Lowery
Moccasin Day's Doings: Mrs. Lowery, wife of James Lowery, died of lung fever on the 28th of February, and was buried in the Moccasin cemetery. Mr. Lowery is now lying in a precarious condition, of the same disease. (Martha)
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, March 13, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


William Schultz
On last Wednesday morning William Schultz, engineer at Mr. H. Bernhard's mill, at Shumway, was instantly killed by the bursting of the steam chest. A piece of the cylinder struck him in the forehead imbedding itself in his brain, and causing instantaneous death. Coroner Hoffman was summoned by telegraph, but before his arrival Squire Ross impaneled a jury and held an inquest over the remains. [
The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, March 13, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


John A. Wade
Many were the astonishments produced last Friday morning by the rumored death of John A. Wade, brother to Tom Wade, of our city...Deceased was about 45 years of age, and has been a resident of our city for some seven or eight years. He was born at Jacksontown, Licking County, Ohio, where he resided up to the time of his removal here. He was a quiet, inoffensive, yet valuable citizen of exemplary habits, and leaves a wife and two children to mourn his loss. His remains...were interred in the Catholic cemetery Monday morning.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, March 13, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Ashbaugh's Son
Personals. Supervisor Ashbaugh was called home from the meeting last week by the serious illness of his oldest child a boy of about eight years of age, and we learn this his son has since died.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, March 13, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Patrick Baty
Elliottstown News: Died on Monday the 10th inst., of pneumonia, Patrick Baty, aged about 72 years. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Barcus, at the Baptist church, on Wednesday, after which the interment took place at the King cemetery. The deceased leaves a wife and two children in destitute circumstances. [
The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, March 20, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


J. Nash
Leith Prairie Items: J. Nash, an old resident hero died of consumption last Wednesday.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, March 20, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Mrs. Jacob Strawer
Mason Splinters: Died- On Monday, March 10th, of dropsy, Mrs. Jacob Strawer. [
The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, March 20, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Mrs. Benjamin Green
Also, on Wednesday, March 12th, Mrs. Benjamin Green died of consumption.
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Mrs. Lane
Mrs. Lane, a widowed lady of an advanced age, living in our city, died last Thursday night of pneumonia. Deceased was a sister to Mrs. J. G. Bushier. Her remains were interred in the cemetery on Friday afternoon.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, March 20, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Ella Jones
Mrs. Ella Jones, of Newton, nee Miss Ella Johnson, a lady who remained in our city a part of two summers, taking music lessons, and she made many friends among our young people, died very suddenly last week at her home in McLean county. Mrs. Jones was but recently married and her death will be learned by her friends here with much sorrow.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, March 20, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Joseph Graham
Mason Splinters: Died on Monday, March 17, 1879, of consumption, Joseph Graham. Deceased was afflicted for a long time. While in the army he had a horse shot from under him, the horn of the saddle penetrating his chest, since which time he was an invalid.
The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, March 27,1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Sarah E. Flack.
Died of typhoid pneumonia, April 14th, 1879, at the residence of her cousin, J. A. Flack, of this city, Miss Sarah E. Flack. Sister Flack was born in Joe Daviess County, Illinois, May 5, 1843, was left an orphan at the early age of four years, was educated at the Female Seminary at Rockford, Illinois, came to Effingham in the year 1865, made her home with her aunt, Mrs. Joshua Bradley, until the summer of 1876, since that time her home has been with her cousin when not engaged in teaching. [The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, May 1, 1879
- Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Harry Martin
T. M. Uker's Varieties: Harry Martin, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Martin died April 27th, aged about six years. [
The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, May 8, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


F. Green's Son
Also on the 21st April, an infant of Mr. and Mrs. F. Green died.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, May 8, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Jonathan Martin
Jackson News: Uncle Jonathan Martin, one of the oldest settlers of our county, died 8th inst. He was a good honest man, as were most of the pioneers of our county.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, May 22, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Mrs. Elliot
Altamont Notes: Mrs. Elliot, wife of Squire Elliot, died last Monday. [
The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, May 29, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Rachel Blunt
Elliottstown News: Died on Friday morning May 23d, of dysentery, little Rachel, daughter of Logan and Mollie Blunt aged about eight years.[
The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, May 29, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Mrs. Holdstman
Mrs. Holdstman, wife of John Holdtsman, living three miles east of town, died on Monday of last week, of rheumatism.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, May 29, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Wm. Stroble
Mason Splinters: On Wednesday last Wm. Stroble, a German farmer living in West Township, was kicked by a mule, from the effect of which he died almost instantly. Mr. Stroble had been a resident of West Township for about 13 years, and had accumulated a good farm and surroundings. He leaves a large family. - [
The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, June 5, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Wm. Wagner
Local Points: Last Wednesday H. B. Wagner was called to Mahoney City, Penn., by the sudden and unexpected death of his brother. Wm. Wagner. Mr. Wagner went to be present at the funeral.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, June 5, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Maggie Murphy
Mrs. Maggie Murphy died at the residence of her parents near Elliottstown May 24th 1879 - aged 27 years. Mrs. Murphy was born in the state of Indiana in 1852 and moved to this state with her folks when quite young. She was married to Mr. Murphy, of Effingham, about nine or ten years ago, and since her marriage has resided out of this county for the past two years at Sedalia, Missouri.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, June 5, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Mrs. Hand
Elliottstown News: Mrs. Hand died on the 3rd inst., aged about 70 years. Mrs. Hand has been an invalid for the past year. She was buried at the King cemetery last Saturday.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, July 10, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


N.V. Barlow's Child
Altamont Items: A child of N.V. Barlow died on Wednesday last from the summer complaint. It was buried in the Union cemetery.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, July 31, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Lule L Hemman
Local points: Died at the residence of Chas. Dabrock, in Cumberland County, on July 22, 1879, Lule L., infant daughter of Hugo and Emma Hemman, of Sigel, Ill.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, July 31, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Mrs. Jerry Hammond
Mrs. Jerry Hammond, who has been lying dangerously ill with consumption at her residence the past few months, died last Friday night. Her funeral was preached Saturday morning and her remains taken to Altamont on the noon train for interment.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, July 31, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Chas. Dunderman
Shumway: Mr. Chas. Dunderman one of our oldest German settlers died last Thursday. [
The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, August 28, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Mrs. Johnson
Local Points. Mrs. J. McClelland and Mr. and Mrs. Cline attended the funeral of Mrs. Johnson at Chicago last week. Mrs. Johnson died from an accouchement and Mrs. McClelland brought the child home to raise.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, August 28, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Mrs. Bretz
Moccasin Days Doings: Mrs. Bretz, wife of John Bretz, died of lingering consumption Thursday evening the 28th inst. Mrs. Bretz was a faithful wife and a loving mother, and will be sadly missed by many friends. [
The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, September 4, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Mrs. Cramer
Mrs. Cramer, who I reported in a former communication as suffering with cancer, died on Friday 21st, after a siege of about two years suffering. Mrs. Cramer was a member of the Southern M.E. church, and was well liked by all who knew her. She leaves many friends to mourn her loss. [
The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, September 4, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


C. H. Nolte's little babe
Local Points: Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Nolte's little babe died last Friday and was interred Sunday at the Catholic cemetery in Teutopolis.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, September 11, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Clara H. Dobbins
Obituary. Died- September 10th, 1879, of gastric fever Clara H. Dobbins.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, September 18, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Mrs. Hannah Burris
Moccasin Days Doings: Died - In Liberty township, September 17, 1879, Mrs. Hannah Burris of typhoid fever. Mrs. Burris was the wife of an old settler of this county Mr. Moses Burris. Deceased leaves many friends and relatives to mourn her loss. [
The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, September 18, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


May Nolte
Burned to Death. Last Saturday morning Mr. H. C. Nolte's two children, Charlie and May, with other little folks, were amusing themselves with a little bonfire in the street near their parents' residence, when May approached too near the flames from the shavings, causing her clothes to ignite. As the children were alone the attention of the family or neighbors was not attracted until the cries of the little girl in her agony aroused them, and then it was too late...Little May's remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery on Sunday afternoon, followed there by a large concourse of sympathizing friends. [
The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, September 18, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Edward Greenwald
Elliottstown News: Died on Thursday the 23rd, last, Edward Greenwald in his 53rd year. Mr. Greenwald had been on the decline for two or three years and his death was not unexpected.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, October 2, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Plattner's Son
Local Points: A little son of conductor Plattner died suddenly Sunday evening. [
The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, October 9, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Maggie Thompson
Died, at the residence of her father, Mr. James Thompson, Miss Maggie Thompson. Deceased was a member of the M.E. Church and will be sadly missed by many friends.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, October 9, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Mr. B. Mussman's Child
Local Points: A young child of Mr. B. Mussman died last Wednesday and was interred in the Catholic cemetery.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, October 16, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Dr. Thompson's Daughter
Dr. Thompson's oldest girl died very suddenly yesterday evening, after a day's illness.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, October 16, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Mrs. W. H. English
Mrs. W. H. English died on Sunday morning after an illness of four or five months, with that dreadful disease quick consumption...Her funeral occurred at the Presbyterian church Monday afternoon and was attended by a large concourse of sympathizing friends who followed her remains to their last resting place in the city cemetery...Mr. English has the condolences of a very large circle of friends in this his hour of affliction.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, October 23, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


William Loy's Daughter
Loy Prairie: A little two-year-old daughter of William Loy died on the twenty-second October.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, October 30, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Charity Elliott
Elliottstown News: Tuesday, Oct. 21st, 1879, Charity wife of Lewis Elliott, aged 36. She leaves a husband and one child to mourn her loss.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, October 30, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Ada Belle Dunn
Died, on Friday morning, Oct. 4th, 1879, little Ada Belle, daughter of T. J. & Mary F. Dunn, aged 1 year, 1 month, 1 day.
Card of Thanks: The undersigned take this method of returning their sincere thanks to their fiends for many favors during the sickness of their little girl. Mr. and Mrs. Thos. J. Dunn.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, October 30, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Mrs. Luther Robinson
Mason Splinters: Luther Robinson's wife died on Sunday and was interred at Watson Monday.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, October 30, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Kate Reisenbeck
Local Points: Mrs. H. Reisenbeck, nee Kate Feldhake, died Sunday morning of consumption after lingering illness of many months.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, November 20, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Susan C. McCann
Obituary. Died, Sunday, Nov 9th, 1879, of consumption, Mrs. Susan C. McCann, aged 36 yrs deceased was a faithful Christian wife and a kind loving mother. She was born and ever resided in this county. In 1859 she was united in marriage with Albert McCann who survives. The death of her eldest son a few years since gave her sorrow from which she never recovered...Rev. J. Gibson, of Effingham, preached the funeral discourse at Loy chapel on the 11th after which the interment took place at the cemetery.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, November 27, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Hannah Nitcher
Local Points:. Hannah Nitcher, mother of W. W. Nitcher, died yesterday, and will be buried to day. [
The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, November 27, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Nellie Schooley
Died, on Monday evening Nov. 24th, 1879 of consumption, little Nellie, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Schooley of Watson, Illinois. Deceased was aged 14 months, five months of which she was a suffering invalid.
The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, December 4, 1879
Watson Chips. The funeral concourse of little Nellie Schooley, was preached by Elder Black, of Clay City, Sunday at 11:00 o'clock a.m. in Christian chapel to a large audience.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, November 27, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Harvey Loar
Local Points: Harvey Loar, a brakeman on the Vandalia road, met with an accident at Montrose last Friday evening which resulted in his death the day following...He was a son of Constable Loar, of Altamont, and had only been on the road about three weeks. His remains were taken to his home Monday for interment. [
The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, December 11, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


John M. Dettert
John M. Dettert, of St. Louis, brother to Mrs. J. M. Mette, died Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, of consumption. Mr. Dettert spent the most of the summer here, and
afterwards return to his home in St. Louis, but some two weeks ago return again to his sister here, where he died. His remains were interred yesterday morning in the Catholic cemetery.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, December 18, 1879 - - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]


Mrs. Shilling
Blue Point Items: Mrs. Shilling whose illness we spoke of last week died on Wednesday and was interred in the Lutheran cemetery.
[The Effingham Democrat, Thursday, December 25, 1879 - Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]

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