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KAISER, Rev. Fredrick
On Tuesday of this week the remains of Rev. Fredrick Kaiser, the first pastor of the Lutheran Congregation of this city, which had been buried in the rear of the Lutheran church were exhumed by J. B. Caudry, the undertaker and were removed to a resting place in the Gillespie Cemetery. Rev. Kaiser died September 21, 1871 and was buried in the rear of the church from the reason at the time there was no cemetery in Gillespie. A new parsonage is being erected near the church and it was thought best to have the body taken to the Gillespie Cemetery. The casket was found to be in a fine state of preservation, as was the robe in which he was dressed and the lining of the casket. A prayer book which was lying on his breast was still intact and the gilt inscription on the cover could be easily read. The casket in which Rev. Kaiser was buried was made by Jacob Querbach, Sr., the father of Joe and Jake Querbach of this city.
[Used with permission of Rev. Christine Erdmann, present pastor of Zion Lutheran Church - DONATED BY ANNE STINNETT]

KILIAN, J. Henry
J. Henry Kilian, 67 of Girard died April 3, 1935 at a hospital in Jacksonville, IL. Surviving are the wife, Susan A. Kilian; one son, John of Virden; five step-children, W.F. Jenkins and O.O. Jenkins, both of Waggoner; Mrs. Olen Hart; Girard,; Mrs. William Due and Mrs. Alfred Wood both of Springfield; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Flannigan, LaSalle; Mrs. Emma Jackson, New Albany, IN; Mrs. Tillie Wolfman of Texas; two brothers, Otto of Chicago and Jacob of Huntingburg, IN., Elizabeth Woolgar of Indianapolis, IN. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o’clock Friday afternoon at the Church of God in Girard, Rev B. A. Scheller, Farmersville, officiating. Interment will be made in Union Chapel cemetery. The body is at the Berry funeral home and will be taken to the residence Thursday morning.

John Henry Kilian, 92, of Standard City died at 4pm, Saturday, December 30, 1995, at East Texas Medical Center in Crockett, Texas. He was born near Girard Nov 16, 1903, the son of Henry and Susan Bush Kilian. He married Marvel Sanders July 30, 1924 in Girard. Ten half brothers and half sisters preceded him in death. Mr. Kilian was a member of the United Methodist Church and past member of the former Girard Church of God. He farmed in the Girard/Standard City area for many years. Surviving are his wife Marvel; two sons, Norman Clare Kilian of Pawnee and J. Dene Kilian of Crockett, Texas; six grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Services were Friday at Berry Funeral Home in Girard, Rev. Raymond Worden officiating. Burial was in Union Chapel cemetery, Girard. Pallbearers were David Kilian, John Kilian Jr, Terry Clark, Mark and Roger Anderson. Mary Crawford was organist and soloist was Virginia Scharfenberg.

KILIAN, Marvel F.
Marvel F. Kilian, 92 of Carlinville died Sunday, November 28, 1999, at Carlinville Area Hospital. She was born July 14, 1907, in Virden, the daughter of Charles B. and Ethel Davis Sanders. She married John Henry Kilian, in 1924 in Girard; he preceded her in death in 1995. Mrs. Kilian was a homemaker, was member of the United Methodist Rural Church, in Carlinville, AARP and Carlinville Historical Society. Survivors: two sons, Norman Clare Kilian of Pawnee, and J.Dene Kilian of Crockett, Texas; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grand child; a brother, Harold Boyd Sanders of Virden; a sister, Vivian Edwards of Cortez, Colorado; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Services: 11 am Wednesday, Calvert and Ferry Funeral Home in Girard, the Rev Alan Headrick officiating. Burial: Union Chapel Cemetery in Girard.

KILIAN, Norman Clare
Norman Clare Kilian, 81 of Pawnee, died at 1:00 pm Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at his son’s residence in Carlinville, IL. Norman was born April 2, 1926 in Virden, the son of John Henry and Marvel F (Sanders) Kilian. Norman worked for Panhandle Eastern Pipeline in Glenarm, IL as a mechanic engineer and retired in 1984. He was also an army veteran serving in WW II; a member of Parents Without Partners and a member of Macoupin County Farm Bureau. Some of his favorite hobbies included fishing, playing volleyball, and camping. He is survived by a son; David N. (wife Bobbie) Kilian of Carlinville, IL; daughters Debra J (husband Joe) Hemberger of Petersburg, IL, Dena Marie (husband George) Hart of Colorado Springs, CO; brother J Dene (wife Judy) Kilian of Crockett, TX; uncle Harold Boyd (wife Ruthann) Sanders of Virden, IL; aunt Vivian Edwards of Cortez, CO; grandchildren, Brook, Zachary & Alyssa Kilian; Heather, Sarah and Christin Hemberger; Leigh Ann & Ryan Maltby; great-grandchildren Terry Alexander Kohler; nieces and nephews, April John & Brian. He is preceded in death by is parents. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 pm, Sunday, May 13, 2007 at the Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home with the Rev. David Ziegenbein officiating. Guitarist; Mason Oller, Pallbearers; Joe Hemberger, George Hart, Ryan Maltby, Mick Rora, Zachery Kilian, & Roger Anderson. Memorials may be made to the Audubon Society. Burial will be at Union Chapel Cemetery, Girard. Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Girard in charge of arrangements.

Class of 1855 - HENRY MARTIN KIMBALL. b. 12 Feb., 1833, Plainfield, Mass. Journalist. d. 16 Mar., 1906, Carlinville, Ill.
[Source: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1905-1906, Hanover, N.H. - tr. by K. Mohler]

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