Baum Surname Obituaries

George Baum

Petersburg Observer, 1914

The late George Baum was born in Friesenheim, Baden, Germany, Jan. 1, 1831, and departed this life Jan. 28, 1914. The funeral services took place in Bethlehem Lutheran Church, on Friday, Jan. 30. His pastor the Rev. C.A. Weiss, officiated in German and English. The deceased was interred at Rose Hill. Mr. Baum came to this country when a growing boy, and spent most of his life, about sixty-four years, in Illinois. He was united in marriage with Margaret Kehl, in August, 1856, at Jacksonville . Of the eight children born to them, only three together with the widow survive him. They are: Henry, Mrs. John Rhodes, and Marion.

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Henry Baum

Petersburg Observer, March 4, 1921

Henry Baum, a prominent farmer living east of here died at his home Wednesday afternoon. He had been in ill health for some time.

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Jean Baum

Petersburg Observer, May 27, 1932

Jean, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Baum, died Tuesday May 17 at the home of her parents near Tice. Funeral services were held the following day at the graveside in Rose Hill. Rev. W. M. Grover officiating. She is survived by her parents and the following grand parents: Mr. and Mrs. John Heflin and Mrs. Henry Baum.

Contributed by Matthew Ferricks


John Baum

Petersburg Observer, 1905

John W. Baum died suddenly Saturday of heart trouble. He was a son of George Baum and wife, and was a young man of exemplary character. He was aged 29 years and 28 days. Besides his parents he is survived by two brothers Henry and Marion and one sister, Mrs. John Rhodes. Deceased was for many years a member of the Lutheran church in Petersburg, from which the funeral was held at 1 a.m., Tuesday, conducted by Rev. Mr. Isley. Interment was made in Rose Hill cemetery.

Contributed by: Matthew


Leon Baum

unknown newspaper, 1973

Athens - Leon J. Baum, 71, of R.R. 2, Athens died at 6:40 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at St. John's Hospital. Mr. Baum was born August 13, 1901 in Menard County, the son of Henry and Alice Workman Baum. He is survived by two brothers, Clarence Baum of Petersburg and Eural Baum of Athens; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Huflin of Greenview, Miss Margaret Baum and Miss Maude Baum, both of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 at Mott and Henning Funeral Home in Athens with Rev. William Pullin officiating. Burial was in Hall Cemetery at Athens.

Contributed by: Matthew


Markretta Baum

unknown newspaper, 1928

Aged Woman Who Broke Her Hip Dies With Pneumonia - Mrs. Margaret Baum, residing near Nortonville, died at 5:30 o'clock this morning at Passavant Hospital. She was brought to the hospital following an accident at her home, in which she fell and fractured her right hip. She was 90 years, 11 months and 19 days old at the time of her death. She made her home with her niece, Mrs. Thana Sorrells, near Nortonville. Coroner C.S. Young impaneled a jury at Murrayville and an inquest was held at the Thompson Undertaking Parlors at 1 o'clock this afternoon. The jury heard testimony from Mrs. Sorrells and from Dr. G.O. Webster of Murrayville, and returned a verdict that decedent came to her death from bronchial pneumonia, with a fracture of the femur at the right hip as a contributory cause. The accident occurred July 27 at the Sorrells' home, the broken hip being the result of a fall. The jury consisted of Mrs. Susan Carlson, foreman; Joe Kelly, C.E. Bolton, Mrs. J.L. Wyatt, Mrs. Lily Jones and Thomas M. Ring, clerk. Margaret Kehl was born in Germany and came to this country when she was sixteen years of age. She was married to George Baum, who preceded her in death many years ago. She was the mother of eight children, of whom only one daughter, Mrs. Maggie Rhodes of Petersburg, survives. For the past seven years Mrs. Baum has made her home with her niece, Mrs. Edgar Sorrells. The funeral of Mrs. Margaret Baum was held from the Lutheran church at Petersburg at 11 o'clock Monday, Rev. Benj. H. Selcke officiating, music by the church choir. The pall bearers were friends in the old home community of Petersburg, Messrs. Henry Eichenler, Geo. Jurgens, August Hoffman, Louis George and Clarence Stier. Interment was in Rose Hill cemetery near Petersburg.

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