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Walter Kratzer
submitted by Joan Pearson
Walter L. Kratzer, 94, a retired farmer of rural Oak Hill, died at 12:20 a.m. Friday, April 7, 1989 at Farmington Nursing Home.
Born Feb. 10, 1895, near Oak Hill to Phillip and Kathryn Streider Kratzer, he married Rilma Moody on Oct. 20, 1917. She died July 24, 1983. Three brothers and three sisters also preceded him in death.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Grover of Freeport, Mrs. Betty Dailey of Elmwood and Mrs. Linda Simmon of East Peoria; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
A farmer in Rosefield Township until retiring, he was a member of the Peoria county Farm Bureau and Elmwood United Methodist Church.
Services were at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, april 9, 1989 at Patterson Funeral Home in Elmwood, the Rev. Fred Reiner officiated. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery. There was no visitation.
Memorial were made to his church.

Rilma I. Kratzer
submitted by Joan Pearson

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 26, for Rilma I. Kratzer, 84, of Oak Hill. Rev. Charles Hoekstra officiated and burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation was held Monday evening at the funeral home.
Mrs. Kratzer died at the Galena Park Nursing Home on Sunday, July 24, 1983.
She was born to Howard and Clara Beecher Moody on Oct. 28, 1898. She married Walter L. Kratzer on Oct. 20, 1917.
Surviving are: her husband; three daughters, Ruth Grover of Freeport, IL., Betty Dailey of Elmwood and Linda Simmons of East Peoria; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers Leland Moody of Salinas, California and George Moody of Dyer, Indiana; two sisters, Mrs. Mandella Strobel of Berkeley, California and mrs. Ketty Reel of Laguna hills, California. Two brothers preceded her in death.
Most of her life was spent in Brimfield area and at Peoria the past 2 years. She was a member of the Elmwood Methodist Church and their Women's Society. She was a member of the Peoria county Home Esxtension.
Memorials to: BYE Ambulance.
Pallbearers were: grandsons.

Mrs. Clara A. Moody
submitted by Joan Pearson

Mrs. Clara A. Moody passed away January 1, at Elm Haven home where she had resided the past three years. She was 94 years of age. Mrs. Moody was born in a log cabin near Hanna City on November 29, 1869, the daughter of Alcanza and Sally Fisher-Beecher. She married Howard Moody on November 16, 1892 and he preceded her in death on August 19, 1957, most of their married life was spent in Peoria county.
Surviving are three daughters and four sons, Mrs. Mandella Beal of Oakland, California, Morris of Dwifht Veterans hospital, Mrs. Walter Kratzer of Brimfield, Russel of Chula Vista, California, Leland of Oakland, California, Mrs. Glen Reel of San Gabriel, California and George of Hammond, Indiana. There are 12 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 4 at the Patterson Funeral Home with the Rev. E. L. Fernandes officiating and burial in the Texas Cemetery. Russell Remmeie accompanied Russell Korth and Pat Baird while they sang. Pallbearers were dean Harding, George Beecher, Ray Simmons, Richard Dailey, John B. Grover, and Charles Terrell.

Contributed by Dick Parr
Ross Samuel Bruninga, a former resident of Logan township, died at his home in Peoria, Saturday Dec. 16, 1939, aged.62 years.
Funeral services were held at. the Wilton Mortuary Tuesday afternoon, and burial was in Smithville Cemetery.
Mr. Bruninga had been government gauger for 33 years and was working at the National Distillery. He had lived in Peoria the past 40 years.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il. December 21, 1939

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John Bruns, aged 85 died Sunday night at 11:30 at the home of his niece, Mrs. Ed Behrends, two miles south-west of Hanna City, after an illness of several months. He was born in Germany, April 22, 1848, and came to the United States 55 years ago. He was united in marriage with Christina Dose, February 26, 1876, in Peoria, His wife preceded him in death, as did his parents.
He is survived by the following nephews and nieces: Ben Bruns, Peoria; Ben Hine, Peoria; Herbert Bruns, Pekin; Ben and Harm Smith, Pekin; Mrs. George Pille, Smithville; Mrs. Kate Bunger, Ashton; Mrs. Everett Tetten, Minnesota; Mrs. R Kruse, Peoria; Mrs. Kate Schriver, Pekin.
The body was brought to the Wilkey Mortuary in Glasford, and funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Timber Lutheran Church, conducted by Rev. M. Scherf. Interment in the Church Cemetery.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. March 22, 1934

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Calvin R. Buchanan, a prominent resident of Logan Township. passed away, April 20, 1929, at the Methodist Hospital, at the age of 54 years, 1 month and 16 days.

He was born on the Buchanan homestead near Hanna City, March 4, 1875, to John and Susan Buchanan, and resided here the greater part of his life.
At the age of 24, he was married to Miss Corda Shryock at Peoria. To this union were born five children, Darrell D. Buchanan of Peoria; Delvin Buchanan of Hanna City; Mrs. Audrey Pille, Mrs. Erma Sleister and Mrs. Ione Andre of Bartonville, all of which are surviving.
There are also three grandchildren, two sisters, Anna Ulysses of Detroit, Mrs. Effie Strayer of Peoria, and one brother, Charles E. Buchanan of Hanna City.
Funeral services were held at the Smithville church Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Reverend McKnight. Interment in the Smithville Cemetery.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il May 2, 1929

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Charles E. Buchanan was the youngest son of John and Susan Tayor Buchanan and was born at Springfield, Ill., July 9, 1876. He had always lived on the farm until his health became so he had to retire, moving to Hanna City about 20 years ago. He had four brothers and two sisters who preceded him in death, and one sister survives him, Mrs. Effie Strayer of Peoria.
Funeral services were conducted at the Wilton Parlors April 15th and in­terment made in Smithville cemetery. Rev. I. S.. Caldwell of Hanna City, officiating
Charles Buchanan passed away at the Proctor hospital Friday morning, April 12th at 4 o'clock, following a brief illness.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. April 18, 1935

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Funeral services for Mrs. Harriet I. Buck, 73, years old, wife of W. J. Buck, and life long resident of Peoria county, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence D. Murphy, 113 Machin avenue, early Sunday morning, were held at the Wilton mortuary chapel at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning. Burial was in the Smithville cemetery.
Mrs. Buck had spent her entire life in this county, and had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Murphy, for the past four years. Her illness dated from last November.
She was born March 16, 1850, a few miles from Peoria, the daughter of William and Isabelle Stewart Houghtaling. She married W. J. Buck in 1874. Four children, two sons and two daughters, were born to them, all of whom survive. Had she lived until December 24, the couple would have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.
Mrs. Buck was an active member of the first Presbyterian church, and was prominently identified with the work of Fisher Bible class of the church.
The surviving relatives are her husband, four children, Mrs. Murphy and Eunice Buck, and Drs. William and R. J. Buck, all of Peoria; two brothers J. E. Houghtaling, Indianola, Ia., and W. D. Houghtaling, Mason City, Ia, a sister, Mrs. H. M. Hogg, Denver, and six grandchildren.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. February 24, 1924

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Miss Hazel Buck
Miss Hazel Buck, 2_, daughter of Supervisor Charles Buck of Princeville, died on Sunday after a year’s invalidism. She was an accomplished and very popular young lady and her death brings sorrow to a very larger circle of friends. She was a graduate of the Princeville High school and, until illness forced her to relinquish her duties, a teacher in the Monica schools. She was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter of Princeville and of the White Shrine of Canton. The funeral was held at Monica Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Methodist church.
Miss Buck formerly taught the Tindall school near here and her many friends here will be grieved to hear of her death.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il. January 25, 1927

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Robert Buckman
Canton- Robert Reber Buckman. 84, of 5 Laurel Drive died at 5:26 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004, at Graham Hospital.
Born June 28, 1920, in Maquon to Emery J. and Pearl Dikeman Buckman, he married Helen Lucille Smith on March 27, 1941, in Knoxville. She died Dec. 12, 2000.
He also was preceded in death by one son, John, on March 7, 1963. Surviving are one son, Gerald (and Sue) of Yates City; one brother, Clifford (and Louise) of Maquon; four grand daughters; and six great grand­children.
He worked for the Maquon Road District, as a substitute mail carrier in Maquon, and as a mechanic at the Ford Garage and Widmer & Dredge Garage, both in Maquon. He also worked for the Galesburg Brick Yard, MSD, at a strip mine and as a clock repairman.
A member of the Knox Coun­ty Farm Bureau, he had been a farmer.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Maquon, the Peoria Shriners and its transport club, and the Farmington Moose Lodge. He was a former member of the Canton Elks Lodge.
He was of the Methodist faith.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sat­urday at Anderson-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Farmington. The Rev. Don Doty will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Farmington.
Memorials may be made to the Elba Salem Fire Department or Douglas Methodist Church.
Peoria Journal Star, Peoria, Il. December 2004

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Henry Bull
Died at his home in Orion township, Wednesday, Aug. l5, at 5:45 A. M. aged 59 years. Cause of death stomach and liver trouble.
Deceased was an old and respected resident of Orion having tired there about thirty years and raised a family of six daughters and one son who with the wife and mother, Mrs. Phoebe Bull, are left to mourn his departure. The children are: Milton Bull and Mrs. Stella Whitehead, of Liverpool, Mrs. Hattie Neff, of Peoria, Mrs. Arthur Elgin, of Canton, Mrs. Wm. Brown of Cuba, Mrs. Minnie Long and Mrs. D. A. Johns of Orion.
Funeral service will be held at the church near the Red school house, Friday, Aug. 21, at 2 P. M.. conducted by Rev. J. W. Johnson. Interment will be in the cemetery adjoining. A more complete obituary notice is expected next week.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. August 20, 1908

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Arleen Margaret Bunger was born in Glasford, Illinois, January 2, 1920, the oldest child of Henry Bunger and his wife Anna, nee Gerrietts. She was baptized by the Reverend Hossfeld on February 29th of the same year, Arleen grew up quite normally, though even while she was still attending school severe headaches often prevented her from attending. She received her common education at the Saylor school in Timber township, and later in the Glasford Grade School. Her last two years of elementary schooling she again received at the Saylor School. With her family she had attended services at St. Peter's Lutheran church of which she was a baptized member. Upon completion of the eighth grade, she attended confirmation classes at St. Peters, and on March 25, 1934, became a communicant member of the church through the rite of confirmation. The deceased was quite faithful to her confirmation vows. She attended divine services whenever she had the opportunity, and was a regular member of the Bible Class until her late illness. During her final suffering her attention to the Word of God was most encouraging.
After confirmation, the deceased attended Timber Township High school in Glasford for two years. On several occasions after that, she was employed doing house work in various homes in this community. Poor health finally forced her to give up such work, and from October, 1938 she was a home and constantly under a doctor's care. Her illness was diagnosed as Bright's disease. It soon became clear that she could nevermore regain her health. At times the seeming improvement in her condition was most deceiving, yet, as winter wore on, the final outcome of her illness became very clear. The beautiful, mild weather of Palm Sunday and the day before enabled her to leave the house for what was to be her last brief walk in the yard. She suffered a cerebral hemorrhage the evening of Good Friday at about half-past-seven, and passed away a little more than three hours after that.
She leaves to mourn, her parents, Henry and Anna Bunger of Route 1, Glasford; one sister, Marjorie, and one brother, Lester Bunger, both at home; her paternal grand-mother, Mrs. Maggie Bunger of Glasford; four Uncles each on her mother's and on her father's side; two aunts, and thirty first cousins, as well as many friends in this parish and community.
Funeral. services for the departed were conducted on Tuesday, March 26. Services were held at the residence at 1:30 p. m., and at St. Peter’s Lutheran church at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Hieronymus preached the funeral sermon on basis of the text, Psalm 23, verse 4. Helen Rice played the funeral march, and Doris Heuerman and Helen Rice sang, "Jerusalem, Thou City Fair and High, Would God I were in Thee," and "O Lamb of God, Still Keep Me Near To Thy Wounded Side," accompanied by Mrs. H. Riekena. The pall bearers were six 3 members of her confirmation class: Elmer Heuerman, Elmer Riekena, Chris Riekena, George Riekena, Wm. Janssen, and Ed Riekena. Interment was made in the St. Peter parish cemetery. May her soul rest in peace, and Light Eternal shine upon her.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. March 28, 1940

Contributed by Dick Parr
Mrs. Hilke Bunger, widow of the late Jacob Bunger, died Wednesday evening at 5:50 at her home, north of Glasford. She was 81 years, 3 months and 3 days old, and had lived on the farm for 61 years.
The body was brought to the Howard mortuary, and funeral services will be held Saturday, at 1:00 p. m: at the residence and at 1:30 at St. Peters Lutheran church, of which the deceased was a mem­ber. The pastor, Rev. B. Bieber. Burial will be in the church cem­etery.
Mrs. Bunger was born in Peoria, Nov 13, 1887, the daughter of Jacob and Lena Wulbbers, Reis.
She is survived by three children, Mrs. Elizaeth Oedewaldt, with whom she made her home; Mrs. Etta McElfresh; : Peoria, and Henry Rabe, Glasford; also three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Uphoff, Glasford, Mrs. Ida Janssen, Hanna.City, and Mrs. Lena Goetze, Peoria.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. February 17, 1949

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Our departed sister in Christ, Mrs. Margaret Bunger, was born on January 16, 1865 in Javer, in what was then the Province of Oldenburg, Germany. She was the third of the four children of John L. and Anna Lucken. She was baptized and later instructed in her home church, and, upon her Confirmation, admitted into the communicant membership of Lutheran Church. When she was about nineteen years old, the departed, in company with her, sister, Marie, came to the United States and made her home with relatives here in Peoria County. On March 22, 1888, she was married to Peter Bunger of Timber Township. The ceremony was performed by the Reverend Conrad Flierl, then pastor of St. Peter Lutheran church. Mr. and Mrs. Bunger were life-long members of this church. To this union ten children were born. Of these, three died in infancy, while seven survive their mother today. Peter and Margaret Bunger lived on a number of farms in this county. In 1904, they bought the present Bunger farm in Timber Township. With the exception of one period of six years, the departed has lived , on this farm ever since. In August 1933, Mr. Bunger passed away. Mrs. Bringer continued the work on the farm with the help of her son-in-law and daughter, William and Marie Depperman, and with God's help adjusted herself to widow hood.
All who knew Mrs. Bunger, gladly gave testimony to her kind; unselfish nature. We are convinced that the secret of her quiet joy, her inner peace, and her great willingness to be of help, was the strength which she obtained from God. We enjoyed her quiet presence wherever we met her. Mother Bunger was a member of St. Peter's Ladies' Aid for many, many years; and there we shall miss her for a long time to come. She had her burdens to bear, and some of them we re heavy; she had her battles to fight, and some of them were hard, particularly her last one. To her, that was all the more reason why she should not cease lifting up her eyes unto the hills from whence her help had always come, and would be coning again. In all our visits with her, we have never heard one single word of complaint from her lips.
The last five months of her life, Mrs. Bunger had to endure all the pain and helplessness of an invalid. Death released her on Friday, May 9, at a quarter till four in the afternoon. She passed away peacefully during Prayers. The span of her life was 76 years, 3 months and 23 days. She is mourned to-day by five sons, John Bunger of Rochelle, Ill., and Peter, Henry, Jacob and Herman Bunger, all of Glasford and by two daughters, Mrs. Etta Keel t of Trivoli; and Mrs. Marie Depperman of Glasford. She also leaves a sister,. Mrs. Marie Saathoff of Lanham, Nebraska; 21 grand-children, 5 great-grand-children, and a number of cousins. The entire St. Peter Congregation deeply regrets her going away from us.
Mother Bunger was buried the afternoon. of Monday, May 12. The Prayer Service was held in her late residence at 1:30. Funeral services in St. Peter's Lutheran Church began at two o'clock. Pastor Hieronymus based his sermon on s the words from the second chapter of Revelation, "Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life." During the services, the church choir sang the two hymns, " O Take My Hand, Dear Father," and "Abide With Me." Burial was made in the Parish Cemetery. Pallbearers were Snowden Oedewaldt, Henry Rabe, Henry Bunger, John McElfresh, and four grandsons of the departed George Bunger, Everett Taylor; Earl Templemen and Byron Ball. "Precious in the sight of God is the death of His saints." Ps. 116, 15.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. May 15, 1941

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Mrs. Minnie Bunger, widow of Hyke Bunger, died Sunday at her home five miles north of Glasford. She was born September 2, 1861, in Germany, but had been a resident of Illinois for 40 years. Three children survive her, Harry and Jacob Bunger, at home, and Mrs. Howard Robbins, Glasford. There are also two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Kaufman, Peoria; Mrs. Millie Neller, Dunlap, and one brother, Carl Froehlke.
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the Timber Lutheran Church, conducted by Rev. J. T. Hoss­feld Interment was in the cemetery adjoining.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. November 25, 1926

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Peter Bunger Takes Own Life at Home
Peter Bunger, 58-year old farmer living north west of Glasford, took his own life some time last Friday morning, by shooting himself with a 12 gauge shot gun. He was staying alone at the time, and was visited by his son George, of Bartonville Thursday evening.
The body was removed to the Howard mortuary, and after an inspection by Coroner Chauncey Woods, an inquest was held at Peoria Monday. The verdict was suicide.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Penn. Ridge church, conducted by Rev. John Schlenker of Glasford. The singing was by Mrs. Beryl Bonk, accompanied by Mrs. Harry Whittaker.
Burial was in Penn Ridge cemetery. The pall bearers were Harry Baty, Albert Shafer, Roy Martin, Edw. Gerrietts, Leon Robbins and Carl Donath.
Peter Bunger was born January 21, 1889 to Peter and Margaret Luken Bunger in Jubilee Township, and died Oct. 24, 1947 at the age of 58 years, 9 months and 3 days.
He was married to Edith Keel February 16, 1916, and to this union were born 6 children, Mrs. Eleanor Ball of Bartonville, Mrs. Faye Taylor of Glasford, George of Bartonvilie, Mrs. Irene Bitner of Glasford, and two younger sons, Clarence and John still at home, and eight grandchildren. Also surviving are four brothers and two sisters: John of Rochelle, Jacob of Peoria, Henry and Herman of, Glasford, Etta Keel of Trivoli and Marie Depperman of Hanna City.
Mr. Burger was baptized in the St. Peters Lutheran church of Glasford. He was actively engaged in farming near Glasford for the past 31 years.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. October 30, 1947

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The departed brother, Peter Bunger, son of Peter Bunger and his wife Etta, nee Decker, was born in Plagenburg, Amt Aurich, Ostriesland, Germany on February the 17th, 1855. He came to America with his parents in the year,1884 and settled in Peoria County. He was married in February 1888 to Maggie Luken. They lived for six years in Jubilee township and about 27 years ago they moved to the present location where he spent the remainder of his life.
Taking sick with malaria fever on Friday, July 29th, he finally died from the effect thereof on Friday, August the 5th at about 7:15 a.m. On Thursday he took together with his, wife the Lords Supper thus preparing for his departure. Being a quiet sort of man, Brother Bunger nevertheless lived among us as an earnest Christian, a goodly housefather, a faithful husband. He worked unceasingly until his Final sickness. Brother Bunger was a faithful member of Timber Lutheran church serving at one time the congregation as deacon. He was one of the most regular attendants of the German service.
He attained the age of 77 years, 5 months and 18 days.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Peter Bunger of Glasford, 5 sons and 2 daughters, John Bunger of Rochelle, Peter Bunger, Jr., Glasford Henry Bunger, Hanna City, Jacob Bunger, Glasford, Herman Bunger, Bartonville, Mrs. Etta Keel, Trivoli, and Mrs. Marie Depperman, Glasford, and 5 brothers: Jacob Bunger of Glasford, Henry Bunger of Kirkland, Harn Bunger of Rochelle, Wm. Bunger of Ashton and Alfred Bunger in Germany and 18 grand children.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Timber Lutheran Church, the pastor, Rev. M.. Scherf, officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Wm. H. Wilkey being the undertaker.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. August 11, 1922

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Charles Burge
Charles Burge died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Cordella Williams, Banner township, at 8:15 o'clock Wednesday morning; January 7, following 10 days illness from neuritis.
Mr. Burge was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Burge and was born near Lewistown March 20, 1842. He was united in marriage in 1863 to Mary Ann Aulsbury, who died Dec.15, 1915.
Ten children were born to this union, seven of whom survive, as follows: Mrs. Cordella Williams, Banner; Harvey Burge, Canton: Samuel Burge, Glasford, Mrs. Mary Etta Barclay, Charles Burge and Mrs. Rena Branchfield, of Canton, and Cassie Burge, of Peoria. There are 28 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
There is one surviving : brother, Richard Burge, of Lewistown.
Mr. Burge had spent all his life in Fulton county, where he was well and favorably known.
Funeral services were held at the Monterey church at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon, the Rev. Charles Bauerle of the Canton Nazerine church officiating. Interment in the Walnut cemetery.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. January 16, 1925

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Brother Dies in Canton
Harvey Burge, well known and re­spected farmer of Fulton county, died at his home at the North Main street limits, Canton, Thursday morning at 7:15, following an attack of pneumonia, from which he has been suffering for two weeks
Mr. Burge was born on June 6, 1843, to Charles and Mary A. Aulsbery Burge in Banner township, and was one of ten children, six of whom are living.
He has lived in Canton for the past 20 years. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude Auten Burge, and six brothers and sisters who are Mrs. Amos A. Williams of Banner, Charles Burge of Canton, Samuel Burge of Glasford, Mrs. Nelson Branchfield of Norris, Cossie Burge of Peoria and Mrs. Joseph Barclay of Canton.
The funeral services were held at the home on North Main street Saturday afternoon at 2. o'clock, Rev. A, H. Smith officiating.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. December 17, 1925

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Mrs. Lucy A. Butcher
Mrs. Lucy A. Butcher passed away at 8:30 Friday evening at her home in Kingston Mines. after an illness of two weeks. Mrs. Butcher was Lucy A. Hall and was born in Ohio, May 2, 1837, lacking only a few weeks of being 90 years old. She was married at Kingston Mines to John Butcher, who died some years ago. Surviving her are a daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Lanan, Kingston Mines, four grandchildren, Mrs. Bertha Spong, Canton, Sam Butcher, Gillespie; John Lanan and Brian Lanan, Kingston Mines; five great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren, four generations and in-numerable friends mourn the death of a good woman.
Mrs. Butcher was a member of the Methodist church of Kingston Mines, and funeral services were held there Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. H. R. Muelder. A quartet, composed of Mrs. Kate York, Mrs. Theodore Kingsley, Dewey Gent and Rev, Muelder, sang several selections.
Interment was in the Kingston Cemetery.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il. March 24, 1927

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Bessie Bybee
Frederick - Bessie Irene Bybee, 88, formerly of Frederick, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2004, at Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
Born Oct. 8, 1917, in Rose­ville to Harvey and Mae Dugger Brown, she married Louis Bybee. He preceded her in death.
She also was preceded in death by one son. Richard Park; one brother; and one sister.
Surviving are two grandchil­dren; and five great grandchil­dren.
She worked as a restaurant worker most of her life.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Messerer Cemetery north of Frederick. There will be no visitation. Ar­rangements are by Goodwin Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Frederick Christian Church.
Peoria Journal Star, Peoria, Il. September 2004

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Mrs. Mabel Lane Bybee
Funeral services for Mrs. Mabel Lane Bybee were held at 2;30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the Anderson Funeral home, Rev. Ira .Moats of Maquon, officiating. Mrs. Fred Peterson sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "God Will Take Care of You". Interment was in Oak Ridge Cemetery with Chas. Daley, Harry Bowers, James Ralston, Frank Thurman, Chas. McMasters and Vincent Taylor pall bearers.
Mable Irene Lane was born near Concord in Peoria County May 19, 1892, the eldest daughter of George H. and Bertha Ann (Glascock) Lane. Her entire life had been spent in and around Farmington.
She passed away suddenly, at the Methodist hospital in Peoria on Saturday, June 4, 1938, at 11.30 o'clock, at the age of 46 years, 16 days. She was a member of the Uniontown Baptist church which she joined in April 1933.
On June 1, 1910 she was united in marriage with Ernest Bybee of Farm­ington. to which union three children were born. She is survived by her husband, Ernest Bybee of Maquon and the three children, Russell Bybee, Mrs. Ruby Taylor and Mrs, Opal Fryer, all of Farmington; five grandchildren, Dora Jean and Susan Jane Bybee, Marjorie Irene Taylor and Florence Marie and Mabel Ann Fryer.
Her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. George H. Lane, one brother, Marshall Lane of Marshfield Mo, and three sisters, Mrs. Theresa Bybee of Farm­ington, Mrs. Hazel Shannon. and Mrs. Charlotta Riley of Springield, Ma., also survive.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il June 16, 1938

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John Calhoun
John Alexander Calhoun was born Nov. 1, 1841. Passed away January 18, 1912, aged 70 years, 2 months and 17 days after an illness of seven days with pneumonia.
He was married April 22, 1866 to Miss Emily Powell. To this union were born twelve children, three of them dying in infancy. He leaves to mourn, his wife and nine children, seven boys and two girls; Mrs. Flora Oedewaldt, Ulysses T., Albert, Hilton, Mrs. Mary Evans, Charles, John and Leonard. Also, thirty six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
The deceased was a member of Baptist church and was a veteran of the Civil War. He was a kind and loving husband and father, and was well liked by all who knew him.
The funeral services were held at the Baptist church at Maple Ridge, Sunday afternoon at two o’clock, conducted by Rev. Clyde Misner. Interment in the Maple Ridge cemetery.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. January 25, 1912

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Lloyd Calhoun, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Calhoun, of Mapleton, died Tuesday evening at 6:20 o'clock, following an illness extending over a period of one year. He was born October 28, 1891 and was an ex-service man. Surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Cleve, Harry, Myrell, Mrs. Verne Hill, Mrs. Opal Astle, Mrs. Niona Fletcher, Mrs. Magdalene Long, Miss Inez Calhoun. Memorial services were conducted by Rev. Poole of Pekin, at the Mapleton church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and commitment was in Maple Ridge cemetery.
A firing squad and bugler from the Chas. D. Looger Post of the American Legion, of Glasford, attended the church services and accompanied the body to the cemetery where they gave the usual military honors to the deceased.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. June 14, 1923

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Ollie Calhoun
Ollie, infant daughter of Smith and Lydia Calhoun, died July 21. On 22 at 2 o’clock p.m. The funeral services were conducted in the M. E. Church, Mapleton. The little body was laid to rest in the Maple Ridge Cemetery.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. July 26, 1901

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Smith L. Calhoun, a life-long resident of Mapleton, died at his home there Wednesday, November 23, 1932, aged 35 years.
Funeral services were held at the LaMarsh Baptist Church Saturday morning was in Maple Ridge Cemetery.
Smith Leander Calhoun was born at Mapleton, October 23, 1877, the son of Alexander and Emily Powell Calhoun. He was married to Lida C. Stewart in Peoria in 1898.
Mr. Calhoun was a miner by occupation, also a member of the K. P. lodge, and was well and favorably known by a large circle of acquaint­ances.
Besides the widow he is survived by the following children: Mrs. Stella Richmond, Mrs. Edna Scott, Mapleton; Earl Calhoun, Pekin; Miss Winifred Calhoun, and George Calhoun, both of Mapleton, and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Mary Evans, Thomas Calhoun, Albert Calhoun, Leonard Calhoun, Jennie Calhoun, all of Maple-ton; James Calhoun of Glasford and Charles Calhoun of Pekin.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. December 1, 1932

Contributed by Dick Parr
Ulysses Thomas Calhoun, 74 years old, and a life-long resident of Mapleton, suffered a stroke in a Pekin theatre Saturday night, and died enroute to the hospital.
Mr. Calhoun suffered a stroke several years ago, but apparently was in good health when he drove from his home to Pekin to attend the show.
Born in Mapleton, April 13, 1868, the son of Alex and Emily Powell Calhoun, he was married to Dorothy Jane Graham there. She preceded him in death. Mr. Calhoun was a member of the Progressive Miners and served two years as road commissioner.
Surviving are eight children, Clyde, Merl and Harry Calhoun and Mrs. Opal Astle, Mrs. Ines Brees, and Mrs. Naomi Fletcher, all of Mapleton; Mrs. Emily Verna Mason of Glasford and Mrs. Madeline Long, Peoria. Also sur­viving are five brothers, Albert, Leon­ard and James Calhoun of Mapleton, Hilt Calhoun of Glasford and Charles Calhoun of Pekin.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Mapleton church.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. April 11, 1938

Contributed by Dick Parr
Mrs. Margaret Brownie Callaway, wife of Walter Callaway, passed away at her home, five miles north-west of Glasford, June 11, 1929, at the age of 57 years, 10 months and 7 days.
Undertaker Wm. H. Wilkey of Glasford was called to prepare the remains for burial.
Funeral services were held at the home, Thursday afternoon, June 13, conducted by Rev. L. C, Meller of Farmington. The singing was by Mrs. E. R. Lightbody and Morris Rader
Interment was at the Todd Cemetery. The pall bearers were William Scott, Martin Scott, John Ihnes, Charles Barron, James Barron and Fred Clauson.
Margaret Brownie, daughter of Alexander and Margaret Davie Brownie, was born in Durno, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, August 4, 1870. She was baptized its the Free Church of Scotland while a young girl.
At the age of eighteen years she came to America, where her marriage later occurred to Walter Callaway.
She leaves to mourn her death, besides her husband, one son, Walter Jr., of Bartonville, one daughter, Mrs. Frank Reimer of Glasford, two sisters Marion and Jessie, of Banff, Scotland, and one brother, Alexander of Aberdeen, Scotland.
Mrs. Callaway led an upright, Christ­ian life, and was a good wife and mother. The very large attendance at the funeral. in spite of the bad roads, testifies to the universal esteem in which she was held by the neighbors.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. June 20, 1929

Contributed by Dick Parr

Mrs. Rebecca Callaway
Mrs. Rebecca Callaway passed away Friday night at 8:30 o'clock, at the home of her son, Walter, northeast of Glasford, where she had made her home for many years. She had been in failing health for several years, and an invalid for about one year. A week before her death she had a stroke which paralyzed her throat, and she was able to eat or drink nothing. Mrs. Callaway was 83 years, 3 months and 1 day old.
Funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, conducted by Rev. L. C. Meller of Glasford. The pall bearers were Richard, Martin and William Scott, Walter S. Callaway, grandsons of the deceased, Roy Richards and Frank Reimer. The singers were Mrs. L.C. Meller and Mrs. L. O. McElhaney. Interment was at Union cemetery.

Rebecca Jane Hootman, daughter of Samuel and Lydia Fuller-Hootman, was born in Ohio, March 11, 1842. She was married Apr 6, 1870, to Washington Callaway, at Peoria. He preceded her in death number of years ago. She is survived by two children Walter Callaway of Glasford and Mrs. Frank Scott, of Kingston Mines, and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. C. Howard, Mrs. J. A. Fahnestock, Peoria, Jasper Hootman, Kingston Mines, Seth Hootman, of Woodburn, Ia., and Mrs. Basheba Duffield, Nashville, Tenn.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. June 18, 1925

Contributed by Dick Parr
Walter S. Callaway, principal of the Bartonville grade school, who had been seriously ill following a nervous collapse four weeks ago, passed away Saturday morning, May 30, at is new home on Route 9, east of Mapleton.
The body was brought to the Howard mortuary in Glasford, and later returned to the home.
Funeral services were held at the Bartonville M. E. Church, of which the deceased was a member. Monday afternoon, June 1, conducted by the pastor, Rev. R. C. Glose.
Two favorite hymns were sung by the Boy's Glee Club of the Bartonville school.
Interment was in Maple Ridge Cemetery. The active pall bearers were: Harry Schindler, Max Kieler, Leroy Waechter, Donald Hasty, Eugene. Schuller and Eugene Mangis, all former pupils of Mr. Callaway, and, now in Peoria Manual high school.
The school hoard members were honorary pallbearers, including Sam Ball, M. Kieler, H. E. Reece, and James Haubensack, also Mrs. M. Winter who did not march with the above men.
Mr. Callaway's sudden illness and death was a great shock to the scholars and patrons of the Bartonville School, and his friends in this community where he was born and attended school.
His long and successful administration of the large Bartonville school had made many friends for him there.
Mr. Callaway and another Bartonville citizen were investigating the advisability of organizing a high school to take care of the large number of students who were attending Peoria high schools.
This extra burden, added to his heavy school duties, and the work of building a new home, no doubt had something to do with his sudden illness.
The chapel and large auditorium of the church were crowded at the memorial service. A large part of the audience was school children, and hardly an eye was dry when the services was ended, testifying to the love and esteem which the children had for their leader.
The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the sorrowing. family and relatives.
Walter S. Callaway was born Nov. 24, 1900 near Glasford, Illinois, the son of Walter and Maggie B. Callaway. After an illness of four weeks he departed this life May 30, 1936. His boyhood life was lived in and near Glasford. He attended Timber Township High School and graduated there in 1919. Later he attended the Illinois State Normal University Normal, Illinois.
Mr. Callaway was married to Mildred Jenkins on July 30, 1923. To this union three children were born, Meriel, Rolland and Donald. Surviving besides the widow and three children are, his father, Walter Callaway, and one sister, Mrs. Alice Reimer of Glasford.
Mr. Callaway has been in the service of the public school in Bartonville for nine years and prior to that time served in the Oak Grove School. The sympathy of all those who came under his influence bespeaks the esteem in which he was held by pupils, faculty, board members, and parents and friends of Bartonville and vicinity.
Mr. Callaway was a member of the Bartonville Methodist Episcopal Church where he served well and assisted in the teaching of the classed on Sunday.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. June 4, 1936

Contributed by Dick Parr
Frank Calloway
Frank Calloway, who has been at the county farm for several years owing to his unfortunate mental condition, died, Saturday, May 11th of quick consumption, aged 30 years. The remains were brought to his brother, Walter’s, where the funeral services were held Sunday afternoon by Rev. DeYoung.
Burial in the Todd cemetery.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. May 16, 1907

Contributed by Dick Parr
Ella Taylor Cameron was born in Kickapoo township November 9, 1883.
On September 20, 1906 she was married to William A. Cameron. She united with the Limestone Presbyterian church where she was a faithful member for over 30 years.
After suffering with arthritis for twenty-four years and being bed fast for the past six and one half years, she passed away at her home in Limestone township on July 2, 1934, at the age of 50 years, 8 months, 16 days.
She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, one son, William Donald, one daughter, Dorothy Ellen two sisters, Mrs. Susanna McClugage and Mrs. Mabel Chapman; two brothers, Richard and Walter Taylor, besides many relatives and a host of friends.
To Ella T. Cameron
Her suffering days are over,
The pain will come no more,
For now she rests in peace and comfort
Over on the other shore.
Those who knew her and who loved her
While she lingered here below,
can not mourn at her departure,
For they know 'tis better so.
But everyone is going to miss her,
Even tho' it's for the best,
Miss the smile and pleasant greeting
That she had for every guest.

And those within the family circle
Will find it hard, at first, to bear;
For no matter when they entered,
They found her always waiting there.
Always there to take an interest
In the things they tried to do;
Always there to cheer and comfort
When things went wrong and they
were blue.

And with all her pain and suffering
Which seemed to us too great to bear;
She never murmured nor complained,
And seldom showed a trace of care.
She'd rather talk of other people,
Of their sorrow and their grief;
Of their joys and their achievements;
Of their thoughts and their belief.

And now that she has gone before us.
her faith and courage linger still;
To be to us a brave example
Of one who chase to do God's will.

The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. August 2, 1934

Contributed by Dick Parr
Emma J. Cameron, daughter of Robt. and Susan Borland was born in Limestone Township May 29th,1853.
At an early age she united with the Methodist Episcopal church and has been a faithful member all thru life.
She was united in marriage Dec. 30, 1880 to John C. Cameron who preceded her in death four years ago.
To this union were born two children, Mrs. J. F. Conley and Chas. H. Cameron. She died Oct. 8, 1932 at 6:10 a. m. at her residence in Limestone Township. She reached the age of 79 years, 4 months and 9 days.
She leaves to mourn her loss one daughter, Mrs. J. F. Conley, one son, Charles H. Cameron, three grandchildren, Mrs. Clinton Parr, Mrs. Russell Senti and Robert E. Cameron, one sister, Mary R. Rindfleisch, and one brother, J. F. Borland all of Peoria and vicinity.
Her passing will also be felt by a host of true and loyal friends.
After brief services at the home, memorial services were conducted at the M. E. Church by the pastor, Rev. R. A. Reeves, Monday, October 10 at 2:00 p.m. Near relatives acted as pall bearers and two solo numbers were sung by Herbert Harker of Peoria, accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Herbert Harker. Interment was in the Cameron cemetery.
Those from a distance attending the services were John Cameron and wife, Miss Elizabeth Cameron of Elliott, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cameron and daughter Anna of Peoria, Mrs. Belle Harker and children of Dunlap, Mrs. Maggie Booth, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas of Hope Mission, Peoria, Miss Ingle of El Paso.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. October 13, 1932

Contributed by Dick Parr

William A. Cameron, 62, farmer for many years in the vicinity of Hanna City, died Monday night at the home of his son, Donald Cameron, near Hanna City. For about the last five years he resided at Elmwood.
A son of William W. and Mary McClugage Cameron, he was born near Hanna City, Dec. 13, 1883. He married Etta Taylor at Kickapoo in October of 1906. She died in Limestone township July 25, 1934. Mr. Cameron was a member of the North Limestone Presbyterian church.
Surviving are his mother, now of Peoria; the son, a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Hale of Brownwood, Tex.; four sisters, Mrs. Paul Harper, Farmington, Mrs. Richard Taylor of Hanna City, Miss Anna Cameron of Peoria and Mrs. Irving Borland, of Farmington road, and four grandchildren A sister, Miss Cameron, died in 1927.
Funeral services are being held today (Thursday), at the Wilton mortuary, conducted by Rev. E. L. Fahnestock. Burial will be in North Limestone Presbyterian church cemetery.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. May 14, 1946

Contributed by Dick Parr
William W. Cameron
Wm. W. Cameron, 81 years old, retired farmer, and former resident of this vicinity, passed away Thursday night, July 6, 1933, at his home, 545 Linn Street, Peoria.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, July 8, at the Limestone Presbyterian church. Rev. I. S. Caldwell officiating. Burial was in Cameron cemetery.
Mr. Cameron was born in Limestone township, December 16, 1851, a son of John and Isabella Cameron. He married Miss Mary E. McClugage in Kickapoo Township February 28, 1877. He has been a member of the Limestone Presbyterian church for 55 years, and an elder in the same church for 42 years.
Surviving are his widow: four daughters, Mrs. Mabel I. Borland, and Miss Anna Cameron, Peoria; Mrs. Cora Taylor, Hanna City; and Mrs. Margaret Harker, Trivoli; a son Wm. A. Cameron, Hanna City; a sister, Mrs. Belle Harker, Dunlap.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. July 12, 1933

Contributed by Dick Parr
John Alfred Carlson
John Alfred Carlson, aged 85 years, 3 months and 8 days, passed away Sunday morning, Feb. 23, at the home of his son, Otto Carson, at Smithville, where he has resided for the past 7 years. He was a resident of Bloomington, Ill. From 1881 to 1911. Coal miner by trade, retiring in 1910.
Mr. Carlson was born in Sweden and came to America about 1880. Aug. 4, 1877, he was married to Albertina Johnson who died in Bloomington in 1899. He is survived by eight children: Alfred Carlson if Chicago, Edward and Adolph Carlson of Fairbury, Ill., Mrs. Alva Burroughs, Denver , Colo., Mrs. I. W. Irvin, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Miss Marie and Miss Emma Carlson, Washington, D.C., and Otto Carlson, Smithville.
Twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild survive.
Services were held at the Wilton Mortuary Chapel Tuesday morning at 9:30 o’clock, conducted by Rev. Wade Smith, pastor of the Hanna City M. E. church. Interment in Smithville cemetery.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. February 27, 1936

Contributed by Dick Parr
Herman Alexander Carpenter, son of John P. and Hanna Thrush Carpenter, was born in Farmington, Ill., Jan 17, 1901, and passed away at the Methodist hospital, Peoria, on Sunday evening, Dec. 22, 1935, at 4 o'clock, following a month's illness. He was 31 years, 11 months and 5 days old.
Mr. Carpenter's parents moved to Hanna City when he was a small boy, and he lived the greater part of his life here. He was married to Miss Vera Homan in Peoria, Dec. 24, 1922, and had lived in Peoria since his marriage, until recently he purchased a home in Glasford, where the family was living at the time of his death.
Mr. Carpenter was a member of Columbia lodge, I. O. O. F., Peoria. He was employed as a electrician by the Dorthel Coal Co. at Hanna City.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Vera Carpenter, and one daughter, Naomi, 8 years old, of Glasford, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John P. Carpenter, Hanna City, two sisters, Miss Olive Carpenter, Hanna City, and Mrs, Jessie Seymour, Peoria, and eight brothers, Glen, David, George, Everet, Ellis and Robert Carpenter, of Hanna City, and Charles and Claire Carpenter of Peoria.
Memorial services were conducted at the Wilton chapel, Peoria, Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, and at the M. E. Church in Hanna City at 10:30 o'clock, Dr. B. G. Carpenter of Peoria officiat­ing, assisted by Rev. Wade Smith of Hanna City. The pall bearers were cousins, Tom Workman, Henry Workman, Jack Carlson, John Swardinsky, Fred Swadinsky, and Edward Shaw. Rev. and Mrs. Smith sang several selections. Interment was in Smithville Cemetery.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. January 2, 1936

From the Peoria Journal
Dec. 9, 1963
Contributed by Michele Dawson

Claudia Burkhalter
Miss Claudia Elyda Burkhalter, formerly of 1212 N. Orange St., a prominent organist in the Peoria community for over half a century, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Martha's Nursing Home in Knoxville, Ill., where she had been a patient since April 1959. She was 87 years old.
A talented musician who had furthered the interest and careers of many of her piano and organ students through the years, Miss Burkhalter had herself studied music in Germany as a young woman, as a pupil of Xaver Scharwenka in Berlin.
She was organist at First Universalist Church for 55 years (1900 to 1955), and presented there some of the city's outstanding concerts in company with two other musicians, violinist Sol Cohen and Mrs. Carl Block, who played violin with John Philip Sousa's band.
Her delight in music and her dedication to it led a number of her pupils to form the C.E.B. Music Club in her honor. The group, which met regularly to study music, included some of the city's finest musicians. It observed its 25th anniversary in 1957 with Miss Burkhalter as guest of honor.
Born Aug. 25, 1876, at Maquon, she was the daughter of William and Clara Beard Burkhalter and had never married. She was a Peoria resident for 65 years. Miss Burkhalter was a graduate of Knox College at Galesburg in 1896 and a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda, honorary music fraternity.
She was a member of the Donmeyer Chapter, Order Eastern Star; Peoria Amateur Music Club; Monday Morning Club; and was a life member of Peoria Women's Club and charter member of the Altruist Club. She was a member of the First Universalist Church.
She is survived by one brother, Wayne E. Burkhalter, Portland, Ore.; two nieces and a nephew. One brother, Ralph Burkhalter of New York City, died in 1944. Cremation rites will be at Fairmount Crematory in Davenport, Iowa, this afternoon. There will be no visitation. Funeral arrangements are being made by Gauss Memorial Chapel, where Miss Burkhalter was staff organist for several years.

from the Peoria Journal
November 30, 1934
Contributed by Cliff
Charles Diehl
Funeral services for Charles Diehl, 76 years old, 605 Spencer street, who died at 9 o'clock yesterday morning following a long illness, will be held at 1:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Cumerford Endsley Memorial Home. Burial will be in Springdale cemetery.
Mr. Diehl was born in Lockport, June 9, 1858, the son of Peter and Marie Diehl. He had been a resident of Peoria for many years and was married to Mrs. Millie Kinsey here March 26, 1804. He was a member of Bacon Memorial mission and was last employed at the Avery company.
Surviving are the widow, three daughters, Mrs. Charles Howlett, Peoria; Mrs. Kathryn Beard, Dearborn, Mich.; Mary E. Rentz, Cleveland, and two sons, Charles of Chicago and Joseph Diehl of Peoria. One brother, Peter Diehl, of Lockport, and 10 grandchildren survive.

contributed by Gerald Graves
Former Princeville Woman
Passes Away at Peoria
Thursday Morning
Funeral services for Mrs. Cynthia J. Evans of 102 S. Elmwood street, Peoria, who died at the St. Francis hospital, Peoria, Thursday, October 22, at 5 a. m. were held from the Ziegler funeral parlors in Peoria at 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon to the Princeville Methodist church at 2 o’clock. Both services were in charge of Rev. Boyd L. Rudd, pastor of the Hale Memorial Methodist Episcopal church, Peoria, assisted at Princeville by the Rev. J. C. Craine, pastor of the Princeville Methodist church. Burial was in the Princeville cemetery.

Cynthia J. Graves was born September 26, 1860, in Ross county, Ohio. At the age of four years she came to Illinois with her parents. The family settled near Princeville, in Peoria county, where she grew to womanhood, attending the schools in Peoria and Stark counties.
On February 25, 1879, she was united in marriage to David G. Evans, and they made their home on a farm near Princeville until about twenty years ago, when they moved to Peoria.
Mr. Evans passed away at Peoria on June 11, 1916.
Mrs. Evans united with the Methodist Episcopal church when a young woman. She was always devoted to her home and family.
She was aged 71 years and 23 days at the time of her death.
Surviving are one son, Mervin E. Evans, of Peoria; and four daughters, Mrs. Irma Graves of Winterset, Iowa, and the Misses Myrtle, Vernis and Leila Evans, all of Peoria.
She is also survived by three brothers, Thomas Graves of Carthage, S. Dakota, Austin Graves of Dodge Center, Minnesota, and Oscar Graves of Princeville, Illinois; and two sisters, Mrs. Martha Cox of Toulon, Illinois, and Mrs. Sarah A. Cox of Wyoming, and five grandchildren.

Contributed by Dick Parr

Leota Chamberlain Died Friday Afternoon.

Leota Chamberlain quietly passed away Friday afternoon at three o'clock, after several weeks of patient suffering. She was conscious until the time of her death, although being unable to speak. The cause of her death was consumption.
The funeral services were held at the M. E. church Sunday morning at eleven o'clock, conducted by Rev. Velander, assisted by Rev. Oldham.
The discourse was founded on the thirteenth verse of the thirtieth chapter of I Corinthians, in the revised version of the Bible; "And now abideth faith, hope and love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."
The pall bearers were Thos. Reeve, Lloyd Whitlow, Orville Glasford, Newton Saylor, Algie Shreffler, Mor­ris, Rader.
The body was laid to rest near her father and brother in the Lancaster cemetery.
It was a dismal, rainy day and not many went out to the cemetery, although the church where the services were held was crowded.
Leota Chamberlain was born May 16, 1890, near Glasford. Her mother died Feb. 18, 1894. After her mother's death she lived with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Robbins.
Nov. 17, 1903, her father died at Canton, of typhoid fever, and a little lover a month later, Dec. 27, her brother, Lewis, died of the same disease.
Last October she was taken sick, and went to Canton to be doctored. After staying there two weeks, she was taken to Cottage hospital in Peoria. She was there four weeks, but did not improve. She came on Friday, and just two weeks from that day, she passed away.
She was 13 years, 9 months and 18 days old. She leaves three brothers, Clifford, Gilbert and Eugene, and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Robbins and other relatives to mourn her untimely death.
Leota was a pupil of the high school room and was a bright scholar, loved by all her school mates. In Sunday school entertainments she always took an active part and last Christmas gave a long recitation. Hers is the first death that has ever occurred among pupils of the Glasford schools, and her memory will be cherished by a host of young friends.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. March 8, 1904

Contributed by Dick Parr

Luella Chamberlain
The ten months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Chamberlain, died Tuesday night of pneumonia.
Funeral services were held today at the M. E. church by Rev. DeYoung. Interment in Lancaster Cemetery.
This is their first and only child and the young parents have the sympathy of the community.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. February 13, 1908

Contributed by Dick Parr
Ora Chamberlain
The remains of Ora Chamberlain were brought back from Canton Thursday accompanied by the family and twelve members of the Royal Circle and interred at Lancaster. Glasford Circle turned out in a body to assist in laying away a brother who was loved by all who knew him. We did not get an obituary notice, but learned that the deceased formerly lived here. His wife who has been dead about ten years, was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Robbins. He leaves five children, Clifford, Gilbert and Louis of Canton, Leota who makes her home with her grandparents, and Eugene who lives with L. A. Robbins, besides his aged mother and other relatives.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. November 20, 1903

Contributed by Dick Parr

Mrs. Alice Elizabeth Chambers, widow of William Franklin Chambers, former Glasford resident, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 1935, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Theodore Kasiens, 234 Ayers Ave., Peoria, where she had lived lived the past five years. She was 75 years old.
Private funeral services were held Friday morning at the residence, conducted by Rev. Hubert L. Barnett, pastor of West Bluff Christian church. Interment was in Springdale Cemetery.
The deceased was born in Williamsfield, Ky., June 4, 1860, the daughter of James and Rebecca William Coats. She was married to John B. German at Lewistown, Ill., February 26, 1878. He died at Canton, Ill., July 10, 1915. Her second marriage was to Mr. Chambers March 26, 1922. He died October 22, 1927, at Glasford, when he was caught in the cave-in of a sewer ditch. Mrs. Chambers is survived only by the one daughter.

She spent the greater part of her life in the vicinity of Lewistown and Glasford.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. August 29, 1935

Contributed by Dick Parr
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il April 23, 1921
David S. Price
A steady concourse of sympathizing friends called at the country home of David B. Price, to pay their last respects to the memory of Mr. Price, who passed over the river of death April 11th at, 9 p.m. Mr. Price was the type of manhood that everyone liked, always looking on the bright side of everything. He had no fears, and spoke in a tone of encouragement to anyone who was depressed and was an inspiration to those who asked for advice.
The Price home was filled with old friends and neighbors, and everyone listened with greatest attention to Rev. Blout of Trivoli who spoke words of encouragement to the family. The casket was covered with a wealth of beautiful flowers.
David B. Price was born in Frostberg. Maryland, Sept. 20, 1847. Died at his home near Hanna City April 11, 1921, aged 71 years, 6 months, 22 days. He came to. Illinois with his parents at the age of 14 years and settled at Bartonville. In 1874 he was united in marriage to Jemima E. Bishop. To this union were born five children: Mrs. Lola Hunt, who preceded him in death in 1909; Mrs. Eva Seigel, of Mizpah, Montana; Thornton E. of Farmington; Harry A., of Peoria and Margaret at home.
In 1884 he moved to Rosefield township, where by hard work and constant toil, he became a prosperous farmer. In 1896 united with the Cottonwood M. E. church.
He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife, four children, four grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
His body was committed to the tomb at Cottonwood cemetery beside that of his daughter.
"Somewhere the sun is shining .
Somewhere the songbirds dwell.
Hush then your sad repining.
God lives."


Contributed by Dick Parr
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il June 28, 1934
Dr. T. R. Plumer, Trivoli Physician, and J. C. Ryan, Instructor, Killed in Plane Crash
Dr. T. Robt. Plumer, popular physician of Trivoli, and his flying instructor, John C. Ryan, of Yates City, were killed Sunday afternoon in the and most tragic airplane crash in aviation history in this section.
Ryan, 23 years old, was either killed by the crash, which occurred about 5.45, or was burned to death in the flames which enveloped the plane, while Dr. Plumer was taken from the wreck and to the Proctor Hospital where he died about 7:45, two hours later, from burns, fracture of the skull, right arm and right leg.
The plane was owned jointly by Dr. Plumer and Ryan, who was a licensed private pilot, and was giving Dr. Plumer instructions. The plane was kept at Yates City.
They had been flying around Trivoli for sometime and several young people had been given rides.
Dr. Plumer's mother, Mrs. Mary E. Plumer, had been worried ever since he had been taking flying lessons, and was especially uneasy Sunday, and begged him not to go up, but he lacked only about 30 minutes flying time to get his pilot's license, and was anxious to complete the necessary flying so he could take his examination Monday.
From the evidence heard at the inquest, at the Cowser undertaking parlor, in Farmington, Tuesday morning, it is believed Dr. Plumer was at the controls when the accident happened. The plane seemed to bank and turn shortly, side-slipped and came down tail-first, and having only about 300 feet elevation they did not have a chance to right the plane. It landed squarely on the undercarriage. and burst into flames.
The crash occurred on the Jesse Frank farm, between old and new Trivoli, and not far from Dr. Plumer's own home.
Fremont Opie, Jr., saw the plane crash. and he, Gerald Huffman, Wm. Kelly and Ray Swan were the first ones to reach the wreck. Dr. Plumer was conscious, and begged them to get him out.
The flames were so vicious they could not reach him at first, but by throwing dirt on the fire they managed to get to him.
Dr. Plumer's flesh was burned so badly they could not lift him but by wrapping their shirts around him, the men managed to pull Dr. Plumer out.
His mother and wife were at the scene before Dr. Plumer was extricated from the wreck, and friends could hardly restrain them from plunging into the flames
The body of young Ryan was plainly exposed in the wreckage, but burned beyond recognition.
No doctor or ambulance being immediately available, although friends remarked how quickly Dr. Plumer had always responded when needed. He was placed in a car and rushed to the Proctor hospital.
Every preparation was made for his reception there, however, and the best medical talent in Peoria including his associates, and the friends of his father, the late Dr. John A. Plumer, were waiting for him.
On first examination they said it would be necessary to amputate one leg and one arm, but nothing they could do could have saved him, and after two hours of great agony, he passed away.
As the sun was rapidly hid behind the distant clouds and the curtains of night-time were fading, the spirit life of our much-loved and thought of friend reached out and took anchor in another land, which through hope and faith, the veil of time will spread and show as the land of Paradise.
Doctor T. Robert Plumer, grandson of the deceased Doctor T. R. and Temperance Plumer, and son of the late Doctor John A. Plumer and Mary E. Plumer, was born July 16, 1905, at Trivoli, Illinois and passed away at the Proctor hospital on June 24, 1934, and would have been 29 years of age the 16th of next month.
Doctor Plumer spent his boyhood days in Trivoli and attended the Trivoli schools from which he graduated in 1923. Following his graduation from Trivoli high school he entered Bradley College, where he took his pre-medical course, and in the fall of 1925 he entered Northwestern University Medical School, from which he received his degree in June of 1929. Immediately upon. his graduation Doctor Plumer entered the Anchor Hospital of St. Paul, Minn., where he took his internship and in June of 1930, Doctor Plumer returned to Trivoli and joined his father in the practice of medicine. In a short time Doctor T. Robert Plumer took over the office of the late Doctor Will Plumer of Farmington and also continued with his father under the name of the Plumer Clinic of Trivoli and Farmington.
Upon the death of his father, Doctor John A. Plumer, Doctor P1umer took over the entire Trivoli; practice, this being fifth generation of Plumers as Doctors of Medicine, the first and second generation practicing in Pennsylvania, and the remaining three at Trivoli, Illinois
On Nov. 15, 1933, Doctor Plumer was united in marriage to Miss Helen Cornelius of Peoria, who remains with his mother, Mary E. Plumer, and sister, Louise, one aunt, Mrs. Marguerette Bagg, and one uncle, Wm. Stoltzman, of Peoria, and other relatives and friends to mourn his death.
Doctor Plumer proved to be a doctor of great ability and was rapidly climbing upward and was thought of as one of the best medical men of Central Illinois.
He was a member of the Phi Chi Medical Fraternity of Northwestern, member of the American Medical Association, Illinois State Medical Society and the Peoria County Medical Society.
For two summers Dr, Plumer did some special obstetrical work under Doctor DeLee of Chicago. Last summer on a trip East Dr. Plumer did some research search work at the New York Medical Center. He has been on the Proctor Hospital staff for several years.
Doctor Plumer's death brings to a close a brief but brilliant career. He has lived in service and deeds, not in years, and truly the community has a goodly heritage because he passed this way. And those who have been his associates in labor and pleasure have learned to love him, honor and believe in him, and trusted him.
It is hard to estimate the worth of such as he. It is enough to remembered that he possessed the elements which makes a real citizen. He walked but a short time while before us in simplicity of faith and sincerity of heart.
Such was our friend, formed on the good old plan.
A true hones and brave, downright honest man.
So calm, so content with his rectitude
That by his loss alone we know it's worth
And feel how true a man has walked with us on Earth.
And the Master Physician's voice said "Come"
And our sincere friend heard the call.
The call to us is sad.
The wound can never be healed.
But our friend's love, and deeds,
Will always be within our hearts concealed.
Memorial services for Dr. Plumer were held Wednesday morning at the home of his mother, in Trivoli, conducted by Rev. E. ,W. Reynolds of Glasford, a personal friend of the deceased.
Prayer was offered by Rev. Wade Smith, Pastor of the Trivoli M. E. church, and the scripture lesson was read by Rev. R. A. Reeves, of
Wyoming, Illinois, a former pastor of the church. Two beautiful selections were sung by Miss Annabelle Stresser of Peoria.
Although the casket was not opened, a double line of sorrowing friends passed through the house for over an hour before the ceremony.
Three sides of the large living room of the home were banked with flowers from friends, patients and business associates. About 30 physicians acted as pall bearers and honorary pall bearers. Wm. Kelly of Trivoli and Eugene Connell of Galesburg were also pall bearers.
Interment was in Trivoli cemetery beside his father and thus ended the medical career of the Plumer family, which had ministered to the need of this community, rich and poor alike, through fair weather and stormy nights, for over 80 years.
The heartfelt sympathy, not only for this community, but of friends for many miles around, goes out to the stricken and sorrowing family.
Details for John Carl Ryan are listed separately.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il June 28, 1934


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William Riley Ramay
William R. Ramey was born in Henry county, Iowa, January 27, 1847, and died September 1, 1924, aged 77 years, 7 months and 6 days. When the civil war broke out in April, 1861 William Ramey was a lad of only 14 years of age, but his heart burned with patriotic fire, and in 1864, being only 17 years of age, he enlisted in Company F, 25th regiment of Iowa Volunteer Infantry at Columbus City, Louisa county. He remained in the army doing his duty faithfully as a soldier, winning the confidence and respect of his officers and comrades, and in the month of July, 1865, he received an honorable discharge from the army of the United States. During his soldier life he was in many battles of the civil war. He was with General Sherman in his famous march to the sea, and was in the great Atlantic campaign from start to finish. He also took part in that most wonderful event in American history, the final grand review at Washington, D. C.
William Ramey came to Warren county in 1867 and in this county he was married to Miss Susan F. Williams in December, 1870. To this union four children were born, Benjamin G. Ramey, who died December 10, 1922; Mrs. Penkie C. Parr, of Masleton, Ill., Alpha R. Ramey, of Valley Junction and Harry E. Ramey, of Des Moines. In the year 1899 he moved to Indianola, where he lived until the death of his beloved wife December 8, 1919, who went home to be with God after a happy companionship of 49 years. Since that time he has made his home with his children, making frequent visits to his old home and friends in Indianola. Comrade Ramey was a member of James Randolph Post No. 116, G. A. R., and as far as his circumstances would permit he was a faithful attendant at the Post meetings, and cheerfully discharged any duty to which he was assigned. He was a comrade beloved by all the members of the Post.
In addition to his three living children, Mr. Ramey leaves to mourn his departure from this life, two sisters, Mrs. I. K. Story and Mrs. Lucy New, of Indianola, 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren and a host of friends in Indianola and throughout Warren county. He was taken sick while visiting friends in Peoria, Ill., where he died September 1, 1924. His remains were brought to the home of his brother-in-law, I. K. Story of Indianola, where funeral services were conducted by Rev. Frederick Harris, at 2:30 o'clock p.m., Wednesday, September 3, 1924, in the presence of a large company of his old friends and neighbors. He was buried in the Indianola cemetery.
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Obituary of Susan Francis Williams Ramay
Mrs. W. R. Ramay
Susan Francis Williams Ramay, daughter of Mark and Jane Williams, was born in Shelby county, Indiana, April 12, 1840, and died at her home in Indianola, Iowa, at the hour of 11:30 o'clock p. m., Monday, December 8, 1919, aged 79 years, 8 months and 28 days. In the year 1850 the Williams family moved from their home in Shelby county, Indiana, and settled on a farm near the old, but now vanished, town of Lawrenceburg, in Warren county, Iowa. Here she grew to womanhood and here, on the 18th day of December, 1870, she was united in marriage to Mr. William R. Ramay, and began their long and happy married career by settling on a farm near Cool, in this county. To this happy union five children were born, all of whom are living except the second son, Pearl, who died in infancy. In the year 1900 Mr. Ramay moved his family to Indianola, where they have continued to reside until last Monday morning when the beloved wife and mother entered into rest of the Home in Heaven, there to join her darling babe whom God had taken to Himself in the early years of her young motherhood.
When quite a young girl Mrs. Ramay gave her life and heart to God in dedication for the duties and joys of a Christian life. She immediately united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Lawrenceburg, and in this communion she remained until God took her into the Church Triumphant in Heaven. Mrs. Ramay was, in every sense of the word, a home-maker. She lived and labored to make her home a place where her husband and children would find love, comfort and every incentive to build up a noble manhood and womanhood, while at the same time she was always ready to render all the service and help she could among her neighbors and friends where help was needed. Being the wife of a veteran of the Civil war, she took a deep interest in all the movements of the important period in which she lived and by her own example and wise precepts inspired within the hearts of her children righteous principles of love to God, their country and their fellow men, and God permitted her to live to see them become strong, useful, efficient men and women, trusted and respected by their fellow men.
During the past three years Mrs. Ramay had been an invalid, being unable to engage in active work, but she bowed submissively to the will of God and was patient and resigned through her long period of affliction. Finally on the 10th of last November she passed into the sickness which terminated her life. All that medical skill and the most loving ones could to prolong her life was done for the dear wife and mother, but to no avail. She steadily grew worse until last Monday night when, peacefully as a babe that falls to sleep on its mother's bosom, she slept the sleep that knows no awakening in this life but awakens to say "Good Morning" to the loved ones in the "Land that is fairer than Day."
A very touching and beautiful expression of friendship came to Mrs. Ramay in the gift of a beautiful chrysanthemum sent to her by a young man accompanied by a card on which there words were written: "Mrs. Ramay: From a young friend of yours whom you don't know, and sent in memory of his mother's love for flowers." No name was signed to the card and who the kind and appreciative donor was is still unknown to the family, but undoubtedly it was from some young man who had been the recipient of some kindness from her during her life, and who in this beautiful way gave expression to his appreciation and gratitude.
Mrs. Ramay leaves to mourn her departure, her beloved husband, the companion of nearly a half century of happy married life; four children, Bennie G. Ramay, of White Fish, Montana; Pinkie C., now Mrs. Bert Parr, of Mapleton, Illinois; Alpha R. Ramay of Valley Junction, Iowa and Harry E. Ramay, of Indianola, besides a host of friends and neighbors who held her in high esteem. Her parents and all her brothers and sisters had preceded her to the other life.
The funeral services were held at the undertaking parlors of Proudfoot, Smith & Wallace, Thursday, December 11th, at 10:30 a. m., conducted by Rev. Fred Harris. Interment was made in the Indianola cemetery.
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Grandma Ramay died Sabbath morning, January 28, at the home of her son in the north-western part of town. Lizzie Lundbeck was born in New Jersey, April 11, 1810. Moved with her parents to Ohio in 1820. Was married to John Ramay June 11, 1833. They moved to eastern Iowa in 1846 and to Warren county in 1867. Eight children were born to them, six of whom are still living. The husband and father, John Ramay, was buried in the Shaver cemetery, 8 miles south of Indianola, June 11, 1888, the 55th anniversary of their marriage. Mrs. Ramay was buried beside him last Monday. Living to the remarkable age of almost four score and ten, hers was an unusually well rounded out life of patient usefulness and Christian duty. She had for very many years been a member of the Christian church. No better or truer encomium can be written of her than the brief but comprehensive remark of her son-in-law, I K. Story: "No better woman ever lived."
The children and grandchildren unite in returning their thanks for the many kindnesses shown her during her sickness and their love, sorrow and sympathy since her death.
Source Unknown

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John Ramay, Father Ramay as he was generally known, was born in Berkley county, Virginia, and died in squaw township, Warren county, Iowa, June 10, at 10 A. M. , after a sickness of about three weeks.
He moved with his father's family to Ross county Ohio, when a boy. He was married at Springfield, Ohio, June 11, 1838. In 1845 he moved to Louisa county, this State, and 20 years ago, to this county. He leaves a wife and six children to mourn his loss, but none will feel it so much as his aged and beloved companion.
Source: Indianola Advocate Tribune, Thursday 14, June 1888.

Mr. John Ramay died on last Sabbath, June 10th 1888, at his home in Squaw township. Mr. Ramay was the father of Mrs. I. K. Story. of Indianola. He was one of our most respected citizens, a quiet, unassuming, inoffensive and honorable man, and was a neighbor and friend to all. After a long life he has crossed the river and is at rest. Father Ramay was born in Burkley Co., Virginia, in 1808, and moved with his parents to Ross Co., Ohio, when a boy. He was married to his beloved wife, June 11th, 1833, at Springfield, Ohio, and moved to Louisa County, of this State, in 1845, and to Warren Co., about twenty years ago. He leaves a wife and six children who will through life remember him as a kind husband and father. He was sick about three weeks. The old land marks are being removed.
Source: Indianola Weekly Herold, Indianola, Warren County, Ia

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Thomas Bertram Slack, 60 years old, a life long resident of Peoria county, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George W. Wise, 160 Proctor street, at 9:55 o'clock Sun­day morning, following a year's illness. He had resided with his daughter, for the past year.
He was born at Kingston Mines, Ill., but resided the greater part of his life at Mapleton, where his father, the late Rev. George Slack, resided.
Mr. Slack had lived in Peoria for twelve years. He married Miss Margaret Wilkinson, at Virginia, Ill., May 2, 1894. He had been blind for the past twenty-one years.
Surviving him are his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Wise, and two brothers, George M. Slack, Whiting. Ind., and Joseph F. Slack, Dallas, Tex.
Funeral services were held at the Wilton Mortuary chapel at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Charles F. Thomas of the Hope mis­sion officiated. The body was placed in a receiving vault at Springdale cemetery for the present and burial will be made at a later date.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il February 21, 1924


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Rev. George B. Slack Dies at Proctor Home in Peoria-Buried at Kingston Mines.
Rev. George B. Slack. was born Warren county, New Jersey, Mar 22, 1833, died July 24. 1922, aged years old.
Mr. Slack learned the trade of miller in New Jersey. In 1860 he went to Wayne county, Pennsylvania. 1884 and 1855 he was engaged in milling in Canton, Illinois. In the late part of that year he joined the Central Illinois Methodist Episcopal Conference, and preached at Lancaster, Kingston Mines, Bird's Chapel and Concord, afterwards going to the Rock River charge. In 1869 he re-engaged in the milling business until 1880 when he moved to Mapleton, Illinois, where preached occasionally. He has been justice of the peace in Timber and Hollis townships, and supervisor, and town clerk in Hollis township.
Mr. Slack was married to Sarah Gardner who died in 1852. One daughter was born of this marriage, who became the wife of Wm. Nichol, both of whom are deceased. Mr. Slack's second wife was Louisa Ann Wolf, to whom he was married in '58. She died Dec. 28, 1909, aged ___ years. Eight children were born to them, four of whom are living: Joseph, living in Texas; George, livin­g in Whiting, Ind.; Mrs. Andrew Morton living in Hanna City; Burton, living in West Frankfort, Ill.
In 1918 Mr. Slack became a resident of the Proctor Home for the aged in Peoria, where he resided until ­his death.
The remains were taken from the Wilton parlors, Peoria, Wednesday noon Kingston Mines, where the funeral was held at 2 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Roy. W. E. Woods. Interment was in Kingston Mines cemetery.
Lancaster Lodge of Masons, of which Rev. Slack was a member, attended the funeral in a body, and had charge of the service at the cemetery.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il July 27, 1922


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Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il Dec 30, 1937

Mr. Frank Siebels
Frank Siebels was born in Germany Sept. 28, 1849 and died Dec. 22, at the age of 88 years, 2 months and 24 days. He came to America when a young man and engaged in farming until 1918 when he came to Hanna City and has lived there since. his wife preceded him in death two years ago this month, also one son , Henry, who died in April 1930.
Surviving are three sons, Jake at home, Eno, Mason City, Iowa., John T., Alberta, Canada, four daughters, Lena Anderson and May Pinneke, Mason City, Iowa, Minnie Cox, Peoria, Katie Melhouse, Hanna City, 25 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
The funeral services were conducted in the Winzler funeral parlors, Peoria, Monday Dec. 27th and interment made in Limestone cemetery. Services were conducted by Rev. I. S. Caldwell pastor of the Hanna City Presbyterian church.

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Orville Shryock
Victim of Riverboat Columbia Disaster
Orville Shryock, of Brighton, Iowa, was one of the victims of the wreck. He brought a man from Iowa through to Illinois in his car, stopping south of Pekin. Orville came on to Pekin to visit his cousin, Wm. Shryock, arriving there the day of the excursion. He went on the boat with friends and lost his life.
His father, Lewis M. Shryock, came through here Sunday, and accompanied by his cousin, George Shryock, went to Pekin, and had the body shipped to Brighton for burial. Orville was born at Brighton, Oct. 31, 1896.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il July 11, 1918


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Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il December 19, 1935
Mrs. Seibls Dies (Death Notice)
Mrs. Meta Seibls, wife of Frank Seibls, passed away at her home in Hanna City, Tuesday morning , Dec. 10, at 9:45, aged 79 years.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the Presbyterian Church, Hanna City. Burial will be in Cameron Cemetery.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il December 12, 1935.

Mrs. Meta Seibls (Obituary)
Mrs. Meta Seibls, wife of Frank Seibls of Hanna City, died at there home Tuesday morning Dec. 10, 1935, at 9:45, at the age of 78. She had been a resident of Hanna City for seventeen years. Memorial services were held Friday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the Presbyterian church, conducted by Rev. Caldwell. Burial was in Cameron cemetery.
Mrs. Seibls was born in Germany, Feb. 2, 1857, and came to the United States fifty years ago. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Mrs. May Pineke, mason City; Mrs. Minnie Cox, Peoria; Mrs. Lena Anderson, Mason City; Mrs. Kate Melhouse, Hanna City; Jake Seibls of Hanna City; Eno Seibls of Mason City, Iowa, and John Seibls of Alberta Canada. One son died in 1930. She is also survived by several grandchildren.

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Victim of Riverboat Columbia Disaster
George A. Schuster, the on of Mr. and Mrs. John Schuster, of Peoria, was born in Limestone township, Aug 14, 1885. For the past six weeks has been employed as bookkeeper for the Lancaster Coal Co., and boarded in Kingston.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at his home in Peoria. Burial in the Lutheran Cemetery.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il. July 11, 1918



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Mrs. John Schoon
Mrs. Louise Schoon, wife of the late John Schoon, former Glasford residents died Tuesday afternoon at eh home of her daughter, Mrs. Geo. Tjaden, of Washington. She was 73 years old and had been ill for a long time.
Mrs. Schoon was a daughter of Vincent and Theresa Miller, and was born on a farm near Peoria, Jan 14, 1861. She was married to John Schoon more than 50 years ago.
She is survived by the following children: Walter of Lewistown, Eberhard Schoon of Peoria, Mrs. Minnie Keil of Chenoa, Mrs. Clara Owen of Hanna City, Edward Schoon of Manito, Mrs. Lulu Robbins of Chillicothe and Mrs. Adie Tjaben of Washington. There are 21 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren who mourn her passing. Two brothers and one sister, Robert Miller, Spring Lake, and Stephen Miller, this city, and Mrs. Bertha Losch, Peoria are also survivors.
Funeral services were held today (Thursday) at the Evangelical church in Washington, and interment was in Glendale Cemetery, at Washington.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il Jul 20, 1934





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