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Peoria County Obituaries

Taken From the Henry Republican
March 23, 1882
Professor Samuel H. WHITE, for many years principal of the Peoria county normal school, and one of the leading educators of Illinois, died at his home in Peoria. 
Peoria County, IL Genealogy Trails

Henry News Republican; November 5, 1868
Donated by: Nancy Piper/ Peoria County, IL Genealogy Trails
At Princeville, Ill., October 30, at the residence of  P. Auten's, of quick consumption, Annie CHAPMAN, daughter of Hiram and Ellen Chapman, age 20 years.

Peoria Daily Record, July 23, 1936. pg 4
Tr. by C. Horton

July 18, 1871- Judge E. N. POWELL died at his home on Madison and Hamilton streets. At the age of 62 years.

Henry Republican, Henry IL, October 26, 1871
Submitted by: Nancy Piper  /Peoria County, IL Genealogy Trails
Died in Whitefield, Oct. 22, of typhoid fever, Phebe, aged 20, daughter of George GREGORY of Princeville, Peoria Co.

Taken From the Putnam Record; April 21, 1876 
Submitted by: Nancy Piper/ 
Peoria County, IL Genealogy Trails

Mr. EPPY, one of the oldest conductors on the Peoria Branch on the Rock Island Road, died very suddenly last Monday evening in Peoria of heart disease.

Peoria Daily Transcripts;  May 22, 1891
Transcribed by: Candi Horton/ Peoria County, IL Genealogy Trails

Dr. S.E. McCREARY, who was called to Pennsylvania on account of the death of his mother, has returned, and may now be found at his office as usual.

Peoria Star Newspaper; Jan. 1, 1900
Tr. by C. Horton

Death Takes the Father
Sunday Morning the death of Frederick KEIFER occurred at his home, No. 521 Third avenue, and the funeral occurred this
afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mr. KEIFER has been a resident of this only for more than thirty years, and was a member of the Royal Circle. 
He was a cigar maker with Frank P. LEWIS, and leaves a family of ten children..

Buried Yesterday.
Mary B. CONLIN, the estimable wife of John CONLIN, was laid to rest yesterday afternoon.

Monday, April 25, 1904, The Peoria Star- DIED 
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LEONARD- Mrs. Mary A. LEONARD, at her home, 718 North Washington street, at 7:20 a.m. Monday, aged 6? years. Remains will be taken to Green Valley for interment at 7:15 Tuesday morning. Friends invited.
April 29~ Funeral of Mrs. Leonard
Funeral services over the remains of the late Mrs. Mary A. Leonard, who died last Monday at her residence, 713 N. Washington St., were held at the Green Valley church on Tuesday afternoon. The interment was in the cemetery at that place, the grave being lined with flowers and the coffin heaped with fragrant blossoms sent by loving friends. Mrs. Leonard, whose husband died some years ago, is survived by nine children, four daughters, five sons most of whom reside in this city. She was greatly beloved and her funeral was attended by a large concourse of sorrowing friends.

At Peoria, March 8, 1888, Clyde Leroy BARRICK, aged 7 months and 2 days
Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, April 26, 1888 - submitted by Bailey - 2008 

 Tuesday, April 26, 1904, The Peoria Star ~ DIED
Tr. by C. Horton


Mrs. Barbara MEYER died at 1:15 a.m. April 26, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. August SCHAFER, 301 Ann street, aged 67 years. Funeral notice later.
April 28, 1904, Peoria Star:
Mrs. Barbara MYERS died Tuesday morning at 1:15 o'clock, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna SCHAEFER ,301 Ann street, after a lingering illness, aged 67 years. 
The funeral was held at 10 o'clock this morning at St. Boniface church and the interment was made in St. Joseph's cemetery.

The Peoria Star, April 28, 1904
Mortuary Record
Two Residents of St. Joseph's Home Pass Away Within 24 Hours
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Within 24 hours of each other two residents of St. Joseph's Home for Aged People passed to the great beyond.

Jeremiah MURPHY died late Tuesday evening at the age of 61 years, after several weeks illness and yesterday afternoon his body was shipped to St. Louis where today it was laid to rest.

Mrs. Ann CALAHAN- The funeral of the late Mrs. Ann CALAHAN took place at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon from her late residence, 707 Garden street, 
to St. John's Catholic church and was largely attended. The services were conducted by the Rev. Father Quinn and interment was in St. Mary's cemetery.

The Peoria Star, April 29, 1904 
Tr. by C. Horton

Sudden Death- Mrs. Dr. GARRETSON of 911 Oak avenue; died at Jerseyville yesterday. 
The remains will be brought here this afternoon and notice of funeral will be given later.

Buried in Nebraska- A.D. CROW, who was well known in Peoria and vicinity is dead and on Sunday, he was buried in Max. Neb.

Mrs. Mary ELGIN, wife of Harry ELGIN, of 112 Livingston Street, at 6:30 o'clock Thursday evening, aged 26 years. Funeral notice later.

Babeth LEHMANN, wife of Joseph LEHMANN, aged 64 years, April 27, 1904. Funeral Sunday, May 1, 1904, at Burlington, Iowa. Kindly omit flowers.

Henry GREEN , of Chicago, formerly, of Peoria, Wednesday April 27. Funeral notice later.

Peoria Star Newspaper, Wednesday, Nov. 13,1907

- James HISGETT, Nov. 12, at his residence, 1306 N. Perry. Interment will be at Oak Hill, Friday afternoon.
Remains can be viewed at 1408 Perry Ave.

The Peoria Star, Tuesday, November 26, 1907 DIED
Tr. by C. Horton

- Mrs. Ida (nee FLAG) WOLSKE, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 1907, at 1 p.m. aged 38 years. 2 months, 10 days. Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m. from residence, 325 Stanley street. Friends invited.

KREISMAN- At his home, 614 North Jefferson avenue, at 7 o'clock Tuesday morning. Henry KREISMAN, in his seventy- third year. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

- W. D. MISSEN at the residence of his son, C.R. Missen, at Dunlap, IL, aged 67 years. Funeral Wednesday at 1 o'clock at Dunlap.

Taken from the Sat. March 16, 1918 Chicago Tribune, page 15  Donated by: Marsha (

LEVY - Mayer Levy, beloved father of Mark and Mrs. J. Joseph. Funeral Monday, March 18, 10 a.m., from chapel, 4649 Prairie av., to Free Sons cemetery. Peoria papers please copy

Peoria Journal, Thursday, March 6, 1919
Tr. by C. Horton

Another of PONZELL Family Succumbs
The third son of one family to be taken in death within the last six months was called today when Diedrich Ponzell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ponzell of Bartonville died from pneumonia,
a complication of influenza. An older brother Paul G. PONZELL died of the same cause just a week ago tomorrow and the mother and three other brothers, Carl, Fred and Abel are all suffering with influenza. One brother, Henry Ponzell, was buried at sea last October. The son who died this morning was the next to the youngest and was 13 years old. He attended the Bartonville school. 
The funeral will take place at 2, Sunday afternoon at the Wilton Chapel and burial will be in the Bartonville Cemetery.

Peoria Journal, Thursday, March 6, 1919
Tr. by C. Horton

-Spencer COMSTOCK, at the Methodist Hospital, Tuesday, March 4, in his 48th year. Funeral from the family residence.Thursday, March 6, at 2 p.m.. Interment Springdale Cemetery. Private. Please omit flowers.
( Bad photocopy, I couldn't make out MI or address.)

- Mrs. Kathleen Cashin  JOBST,  wife of H. V. Jobst, died March 5th, 1919 at 10:45 a.m. at her home 40? Parkside Drive, aged 2? years. Funeral from above address, Saturday at 8:30 a.m., to St. Mary's Cathedral at 9: 00. Friends invited. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery.

-Julia Harriette JOHNSTON, was called to her eternal home at 6:15 Thursday morning after an illness of two weeks. Funeral services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon- Burial at convenience of family. It is kindly requested that flowers be omitted.

Taken From the Henry News Republican, January 1922

March 30th: Rev. Fr. ZUMBUEHL died at Peoria.

May12th:   Olney Roberts MURPHY passes away at Peoria.

June 15th:   Mrs. Robert GRAHAM of Chillicothe drowned in lock.

October 25th:   H. B. HOLT died at Chillicothe.

December 18, 1926, Daily Transcript
Tr. by C. Horton

- Fred Walter GASSER, son of Ernest GASSER, of Limestone Township, at Proctor hospital, Saturday, December 18th 1926 at 12:45 o'clock a.m. Age 10 years 7 months, 9days.
Funeral services at Hamilton street Apostolic Christian church Monday afternoon at Two O'clock. Friends invited. Interment in Lutheran cemetery. 
Friends may call at the Wilton Mortuary Chapel after three o'clock Sunday. Same notice given in the Dec. 20th, 1926, Daily Transcript.

- Robert E. HINE, of 1107 Pacific, at the St. Francis hospital, Friday, December 17, 1926, at 5:45 p.m.. Memorial services at the residence, Sunday, at 2 p.m.. 
Interment in Springdale cemetery, Friends invited.

- Bert Leo "Dick" HURD  of 1702 N. Adams street, at St. Francis hospital, Friday, December 17, 1926, at 10:30 o'clock a.m. Age 41 years. Funeral services at the Wilton mortuary chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends invited. Interment in Springdale cemetery. Friends may call at the Chapel after 3 o'clock Saturday.

- Frank MEEK, husband, Mrs. Jennie MEEK, of 224 Eaton St., at West Baden, Indiana, Dec. 16, 1926. Aged 63 years. Funeral notice later.

Dec. 20, 1926, Daily Transcript: MEEK- Frank, husband, Mrs. Jennie MEEK, of 224 Eaton St., at West Baden, Indiana, Dec. 16, 1926. Aged 63 years. 
Funeral services at the Goin Funeral Home. Monday afternoon, December 20, 1926, at 2 o'clock. Rev. Helm officiating. Friends invited. Interment in Springdale cemetery. 
Friends may call at the Goin Funeral Home, Sunday.

December 18, 1926, Daily Transcript
Tr. by C. Horton

- Hubert Joseph SAUCER, at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph SAUCER, 509 Millman street. Saturday, December 18, 1926 at 5 a.m.. Age 5 years, 9 months and 14 days. Hubert Joseph will be conveyed from the Kennedy Funeral Home to the above address Sunday afternoon from where the funeral will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. Intermission in St. Joseph's cemetery.

- Noah W. WELLMAN, at his late residence 232 N. Jefferson Ave., (Shoaf Apartments) Thursday Dec. 16th at 11:30 a.m. Aged 68 years, 8 months. Funeral services will be held from the Gauss Mortuary Sunday at 2 p.m.. Friends invited. Interment in Springdale Cemetery.

- Charles Lewis WALLACE, at his late residence in Kickapoo township, Thursday, December 16th, 1926 at 12:25 o'clock a.m. Age 68 years, 6 months, 18 days. 
Funeral services at Wilton Mortuary Chapel, Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Friends invited. Interment in Lutheran cemetery. 
Friends may call at the Chapel Friday afternoon and evening.

December 20, 1926, Daily Transcript
Death Notices
Tr. by C. Horton

- Edward LUSTER, husband of Mrs. Josephine Luster, at his home 224 Hancock street. Friday, December 17, 1926 at 10:30 p.m. Aged 51 years. 
Funeral services at the Goin Funeral Home at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Friends invited. Interment in Springdale Cemetery.

- Edward VANDERMEER, of 104 W. Park Place at St. Francis hospital Sunday, December 19 th, 1926 at 8:30 o'clock p.m.. Aged 38 years, 9 months, 13 days. Funeral services in charge of Peoria Lodge No. 15 A.F. & A.M. at the Wilton Mortuary chapel Tuesday evening at 7:30 o'clock. Friends invited. Mr. VANDERMEER will be taken to Grand Rapids, Michigan for interment. 
Friends may call at the chapel Monday afternoon and evening.

The Peoria Star, Monday, Oct. 29, 1928
Tr. by C. Horton

 -Shirley Jean FAGINKRANTZ infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred L. FAGINKRANTZ, of 1201 North St. Sunday, October 28, 1928, at 12:10 p.m. 
at the Methodist hospital, aged 1year and 17 days. Services at the Boland Mortuary Tuesday at 2 p.m. Friends invited. Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.*

- Mrs. Clara, KINNAH at her home in Princeville, ILL.,  October 28th, at 2 a.m., aged 63 years, 8 months, 5 days. 
Funeral Tuesday Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Methodist church. 
Interment in Princeville cemetery.

Peoria Star, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 1929, p.18
Tr. by C. Horton

Mrs. Anna D. HERWEG , widow of the late George Herwig, sister of Mrs. Edward C. Cahill, in Chicago, Saturday, Feb. 23. 1929. Funeral from the Boland Mortuary Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
to the St. Patrick church at 9 o'clock. Friends invited. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery

Harry KOURLETOS, died Feb. 26th at 6:10 a.m. at his home, 408 Oak St., aged 44 years.
Funeral service Thursday, Feb. 28, at 2 p.m., at the above residence. Interment Springdale Cemetery.

Mrs. Walter MORRISEY, at her home in Princeville, Illinois, Feb. 25, 1929, at 2 p.m., aged 72 years, 3 months. 
Funeral at the St. Mary's of the Woods church, Thursday, Feb. 28 at 9:30 a.m. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery.

Peoria Star, Thursday, Feb. 28, 1929
Tr. by C. Horton

- Miss Mary Ell? CAMERON , daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William CAMERON, Sr., of 545 Linn street, Tuesday, February 26th, 1929, at 1:30 o'clock p.m. aged 42 years, 7 months, 29 days.
Funeral services at Cameron Presbyterian church, Farmington road, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends may call at the Wilton Mortuary Chapel after 4 o'clock Wednesday.

- John DEVANEY of 620 South Adams streets, Thursday, February 28, 1929, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Francis hospital, aged 74 years. Funeral at the Boland Mortuary. Time will be announced later.

Peoria Star, May 5th, 1934
Death Notices
Tr. by C. Horton

- Rudolph KOHLER, at his home 1219 North St., Wednesday afternoon, May 2. Age 62 years.
Memorial Service at the Winseler Parlors Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m..
Interment in Springdale Cemetery.

-Mrs. Isabelle PARKS, wife of Alexander Parks, 1017 Fourth street, at the Proctor hospital, Friday, May 4th, 1934, at 11 :16 a.m.. Aged 63 years, 11 months, 20 days. Services at the Wilton Mortuary Chapel Monday morning at 10 o'clock. Friends invited. Interment in Springdale Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel Sunday afternoon and evening.

Peoria Journal Transcript, Feb. 16, 1941
Tr. by C. Horton

Mrs. P.E. Denmark, mother of Mrs. W. H. LUELLEN, a former Peorian who now lives in Honolulu, died Feb. 11 in Oakland Calif. 
Mrs. Luellen had been with her mother in California since early January. Funeral Services were held in the Little Chapel of the Flowers, Berkeley, CA. and 
interment was in Topeka, Kan. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Denmark is survived by two grandchildren, Jetta Lee and Doris Luellen.

Mrs. William NELSON
Funeral services for Mrs. Nina B. Nelson, 57 years old, wife of William L. Nelson, who died Friday at her home in Richwoods township, will be held at 1 o'clock 
Tuesday afternoon at the Gauss mortuary, with burial in Prospect cemetery at Dunlap, IL. Friends may call at the mortuary after 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.

The Peoria Star, Monday, Aug. 16, 1943
Tr. by C. Horton

Clarence M. JACOB- Funeral services for Clarence Milan Jacob, 75, of the Pere Marquette, retired main floor manger for P.A. Bergner & Co., who died Saturday afternoon at proctor hospital, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Gauss mortuary chapel with the Rev. B. G. Carpenter officiating. Cremation rites will follow in Chicago. Friends may call at the mortuary any time today.

Former Elmwood Man Dies in S.D.
Mrs. Tillie WOOTEN received word Saturday that Frank SWIM, a former Elmwood resident had died at a hospital in Aberdeen, S.D. following a heart attack Wednesday evening. Frank was 67 years old. Services were held Sunday in Brentwood S.D., with burial there.

Funeral Services for Joseph A. Nicholson, 60, of 208 George street, died at St. Francis hospital Saturday morning from injuries suffered in an accident at Crescent Mine No. 1 will be held at the Wilton mortuary chapel at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. E. T. Munns officiating. Burial will be in the Lutheran cemetery. Friends may call the mortuary after 4p.m. today.
At the inquest conducted by the coroner's office this morning, the jury returned a verdict of accidental death, evidence disclosing that Mr. Nicholson slipped and fell under a loaded coal car, suffering crushing injures to the pelvis and lower abdomen, fractures of both legs chick and severe internal hemorrhage.

Peoria Star Newspaper, May 1, 1943, Death Notices
Tr. by C. Horton

Cadet Harry J. DURR- Son of Mrs. John WOLSFELD of 2221 Peoria Ave., he died at the Brooks Fields, San Antonio, Texas, Monday, April 26th. 
Services at the St. Thomas Catholic Church, 611 Monroe St., Peoria Heights. Sunday afternoon at two. 
Recitation of the Rosary at the residency Saturday evening at 8:30. Friends will be received at the residence. Interment St. Mary's cemetery. (Cumerford-Endsley).
May 2, 1943, Peoria Star Newspaper:
 Cadet Harry DURR- Funeral services for Cadet Harry DURR, 23 years old, who was killed in a plane accident at Brookfield, San Antonio, Texas, Monday, will be conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the St. Thomas Catholic church in Peoria Heights. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery.

Mr. Pius WILLI - At his residence 520 Kettells St., Friday,April 30, at 5:30 A.M. Age 75 years, 26 days. 
Mr. WILLI was removed to the Davison Funeral Home pending funeral arrangements.
May 2, 1943, Peoria Star Newspaper: Pius WILLI- Funeral services for Pius WILLI, 75 years old, 520 Kettelle St., a resident of this city for the past 42 years, 
who died at his home Friday morning, will be conducted at 8:30 o'clock tomorrow morning at the residence and at 9 o'clock from St. Boniface's church. 
Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery. Friends may call at the residence after 11 o'clock this morning.

Peoria Journal Transcript, Thursday, July 15, 1943, Page 12
Tr. by C. Horton

R.R. COULTER - Funeral services for Robert R. Coulter, 47, years old, of 1342 Garden St., Peoria grocer, who died yesterday morning at his home will be held Saturday at the Frank M. Endsley funeral home and Sunday afternoon at the Hersman Presbyterian church near Mt. Sterling, IL. Interment will be in the Hersman cemetery. Friends may call at the Funeral Home tomorrow evening and Saturday.

Peoria Journal Transcript, Thursday, July 15, 1943, Page 26

Mrs. Janette M. HACKSHAW- Resident of the Pere Marquette Hotel died at St. Francis Hospital Monday evening at seven. 
Memorial services will be at the Cumerford - Endsley Memorial home Thursday afternoon at 2:00. Cremation rites will be at Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Friday morning at 10:00.

Mrs. Bertha HAHN, Widow of F. William Hahn. Died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy R. NEFF, 1418 S. Jefferson St., Tuesday, July 13, 1943 at 6:45 P.M.. Age 82years 6 months 9 days. Services at the Wilton mortuary chapel Friday afternoon at 1:30. Interment in Springdale Cemetery.

Michael HARTLEY- Of 205 1/2 S. Jefferson Ave. died at St. Francis Hospital, July 13, 1943 at 5:20 A.M.. Age 81 years. 
Services will be Friday at 8:30 A.M., at the Boland mortuary and nine o'clock at Sacred Heart Church. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Mrs. Matha PRICE HULSEBUS,- Wife of Everett B. Hulsebus died at her home, 201 Biltmore Ave., Wed. July 14, 1943 at 10:43 A.M.. Age 34 years. 
Services will be held at the Westminster Presbyterian Church Friday at 2:00 P.M.. Interment in Springdale Cemetery. Friends may call at Gauss Mortuary.

Andrew H. JANSSEN - Resident of the Mayer Hotel died Tuesday evening. Age 75 years 11 months and 17 days.
Private funeral services will be held from the Frank M. Ensdley Funeral Home, 601 Stanley St., Friday afternoon at 2:00. Interment Springdale Cemetery. Please omit flowers.

Peoria Morning Star, Feb. 8, 1944-
Tr. by C. Horton

Patrick WHALEN-
Funeral services for Patrick Whalen, 70, who had been making his home with his son, Richard Whalen, at 803 Gelena road, 
died Wednesday morning in St. Francis hospital, 
will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at the Cumerford -Endsley memorial home. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery.

Peoria Morning Star, Feb. 21, 1944-
Tr. by C. Horton

Mrs. Ralph CHURCH-
Last rites for Mrs. Florence Mildred Church, wife of Ralph J. Church of Warren St., who died at the Methodist hospital Thursday, will be held at the Frank Endsley
funeral home at 3 p.m. today, with the Rev. C.V. Hines in charge. Interment will be in Parkview Cemetery.

Mrs. Mary DeBACHER-
Elmwood, feb. 21 - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary DeBACHER, 85, lifelong resident of Elmwood, died Saturday, will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Patterson funeral home. The Rev. Charles Vandettum will officiate and burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery. Mrs. Nellie CALDWELL of Peoria is a sister.

Donald H. LOER- 
Donald H. Loer, 48, of Lake Rd., Milwaukee, Ore., died Saturday, relatives in Peoria have learned. Surviving are his wife Cecale of Milwaukee, Ore. 
and his mother, Mrs. Alphine SANDERS; sister, Mrs. Lester NEAL, and daughters: Mrs. Alphine MARQUES, Miss Maxine LOER, all of Peoria. 
A third daughter Cpl. Betty LOER JENNINGS in the WAC at Camp Crowder, MO.. Mr. LOER was a veteran of World War I. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

Funeral arrangements for John WINSOR, 83 years old estate agent and long-time resident of Peoria who died at 6p.m. Saturday, 
will be announced later by the Cumerford - Endsley funeral home.

In Logan Township, July 4, 1888, of paralysis, Eliza Franks, aged 75 years. 
Weekly Journal, Aug. 23, 1888 submitted by Bailey - 2008

At Peoria, July 30, 1888, of heart failure, Herman TAMMEN, aged 67years
Weekly Journal, Aug. 23, 1888 submitted by Bailey - 2008

In Limestone Township, Aug. 1, 1888, of old age, Marion SNEDDEN, aged 72 years
Weekly Journal, Aug. 23, 1888 submitted by Bailey - 2008

Peoria Journal Transcript, Friday, March 9, 1945 pg. 16
Tr. by C. Horton

- Mrs. McCOY will be removed from the Abts mortuary to the home of his son, James McCoy, 1100 Caroline St., where friends may call after 2 this afternoon.

- Miss Lena NIEDERLANDER, 80, of 600 Illinois Ave., a resident here for 74 years and a retired dressmaker, who died Wed. 
night at Francis hospital, will be held at 8 a.m. Sat. at the Boland mortuary and 8:30 at Sacred Heart church. 
Father Baldwin will officiate and interment will be in St. Joseph's cemetery. 
Friends may call at the mortuary this afternoon and evening and there will be a recitation of the Rosary at 8 p.m. tonight.

-Charles R. SAWYER, Funeral services for Charles R. Sawyer, 53, of 1912 S. Adams St., a lifelong resident here, who died Thursday morning at St. Francis hospital, will be held at 2p.m. Saturday at the Davison funeral home. Interment will be in Springdale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home afternoon and tonight.

Peoria Morning Star, Monday , Oct. 8, 1945 pg. 15
Tr. by C. Horton

Sheldon- "Gaff" COYKENDALL, of 605 N. Jefferson Ave., at St. Francis hospital. Thursday Oct. 4, 1945 at 11:55 p.m., aged 71 years 3 months and 8 days. 
Services in memory of Mr. Coykendall will be held in the chapel of the Gauss mortuary Monday at 8:30 a.m. and St. Mary's Cathedral at 9a.m.. 
Friends are invited. Interment in Ottawa Ave. cemetery, Ottawa, IL. 

Thomas E. HARWOOD - Of  Lacon, IL at the Buehler Memorial home Oct. 6, 1945 at 9:45 a.m. Age 74 years. 
Funeral services at the Methodist Episcopal Church at Lacon, IL, 
Monday afternoon at 2:30. Interment Lacon Cemetery.

Thomas P. HENNEGAN - At his residence 812 7th Ave. Sunday Oct. 7, 1945 at 12:45 a. m. aged 46 year 2 months and 11days. 
Services will be held at the Gauss Mortuary Tuesday at 10 a.m.. Interment will be in Los Angels, CA.

Isaac Smith HOUGHTON III- At his home in Farmdale, IL. Oct. 5, 1945 at 4:05 p.m.. Age 85y 8m and 5 days. 
Services at the Wilton Mortuary chapel. Monday afternoon at 1. 
Interment in Fondulac cemetery. (Tazewell County)

Mrs. Theresa MULROY - Beloved wife of Edward C. Mulroy, Oct. 3, 1945 at Miami, Fla. Services will be the Boland Mortuary and at St. Patrick's Church. Interment in St. Mary's.

Peoria Morning Star, Monday , Oct. 8, 1945 pg. 15
Tr. by C. Horton

Mrs. Mathilda WOLFNER NEWMAN - Widow of Milton G. Newman at the family res. 338 Moss Ave., Thursday Oct. 4, 1945 at 7 p.m.. Age 78y 2m and 11days. Mrs. Newman will be taking from Gauss Mortuary to the res. Sunday Morning. Interment in Springdale Cemetery. (It is requested that flowers be omitted)

At Peoria, May 9, 1888, May 9, 1888, of old age, Mrs. Henrietta BEARD, age 75 years 9 months and 7 days 
Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, Aug. 30, 1888 submitted by Bailey- 2008

In Hallock township, January 4, 1888, of old age, Joseph B. MERIDITH, aged 87years, 1 months and 25days 
Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, Aug. 30, 1888 submitted by Bailey- 2008

Peoria Morning Star, Thursday, Oct. 11, 1945, pg. 27
Tr. by C. Horton

Chester J. KROSEN- Died at his home, 1222 First St., Wednesday, October 10, 1945 at 1:45 P.M., age 59 years 2 months and 14 days. 
Memorial services will be held in the Gauss Mortuary chapel, Saturday at 1p.m.. Friends are invited. Interment in Springdale cemetery.

Fred NAGEL- Died at his residence in Edwards, ILL, Wednesday, October 10, 1945 at 6 A.M., age 70 years. 
Mr. Nagel was removed to Gauss Mortuary pending the arrangement of funeral services.

Peoria Journal Star, Tuesday, April 3, 1960, Page D-8
Tr. by C. Horton

Mr. Leong LEW
PEORIA - Leong LEW, 74, of 116 W. First Ave., died at 5:20 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Hospital where he was admitted March 28.
He was born September 9, 1885. He formerly worked at the Herby Woo Laundry on S. Adams St. and later at the Jimmy Woo Laundry on N. Adams St.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Wilton Mortuary, 1212 Adams St.

Peoria Journal Star, Oct. 1971
Death Notices
Tr. by C. Horton

- Mrs. Wilma W. KLAUS, of 101 W. Stratford Drive at Methodist Hospital Oct. 15, 1971. Services Monday 10 A.M., First Federated Church Visitation Sunday 6-8 p.m., Wilton Mortuary.

- Mrs. Mae L. McNAMARA, of 2126 W. Griswalt, Oct. 15., Funeral at Guass Memorial Chapel Monday 1:30 p.m., Visitation 7-9 p.m., Sunday.

- Mrs. F. PAULOWSKY, of 1325 S.W. Jefferson at, Proctor Hospital Friday 11:10 a.m.. 
Services Endsley & Son Chapel, 1417 South Stanley, Monday at 1 p.m.. Visitation Sunday 6-9 p.m..

- Mrs. Thelma WHITLY, of 1702 S. Arago, at Methodist Hospital Friday p.m.. Services Tuesday 11 a.m., Davison Chapel, Visitation Monday 6-9 p.m..

Peoria Journal Star, Sunday, Oct. 17, 1971, p. A-10
Tr. by C. Horton

Mrs. Vounceil A. HOMAN, 70, of 726 E. Toledo, Peoria Heights, a retired Caterpillar Tractor Co. employee, died at 1:05 p.m. yesterday in Proctor Hospital,
where she was admitted Thursday. Endsley & Son Funeral Home, 1125 Main, is in charge of arrangements.

In Limestone township July 23, 1888 of consumption, Mary E. Moffatt, aged 37 years, 10 months and 18days.
Weekly Journal, Thursday, Aug. 16, 1888 submitted by Bailey - 2008

At Peoria, Aug. 12, 1888, of bronchitis and general debility, Henry VOSS, aged 60 years and ? months.
Weekly Journal, Aug. 23, 1888 submitted by Bailey - 2008

At Chillicothe, Aug. 10, 1888, of blood poison, Henry CLAWSON, aged 53 years and 6 months. 
Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, Aug. 30, 1888 submitted by Bailey- 2008

At Chillicothe, July 2, 1888, of cancer, Joseph Ford THOMAS, aged 52years, 11months and  18days. 
Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, Aug. 30, 1888 submitted by Bailey- 2008

Absalom RANDLE, 61, of 1925 N. Kickapoo Creek Rd. died Sept 18, 1975. A resident of the current address 24 years, he was born at Pottstown, IL Dec 26, 1913, a son of William and Beatrice Turner Randle,  and married Ruth Beeney at Davenport, Iowa, Sept 29, 1939. Surviving are his wife; one daughter, 
Mrs. David (Carol Ann) Kohtz; one son, Billy "Randy" Randle, both of Peoria;
his mother, Mrs. Beatrice Milroy of Lewistown, and three grandchildren. He also leaves one brother, Ellis Randle Sr. of Alta; one sister, Mrs. Eliza Laird of Bryant, and one half sister,  Mrs. LaVaughn Smith of Peoria. One grandchild and one sister preceded him in death. Endsley & Son Funeral Home/Parkview Cemetery

- submitted by: Nancy -2007]

 Ellis RANDLE Sr. 60, of Peoria County, IL died yesterday at Graham Hospital in Canton (IL). (taken from Peoria Journal Star Thursday May 12, 1977). He had been a coal miner since he was 16,  last working in 1974 at Peabody Coal Co. He was born in Peoria Dec. 29, 1916, he was a son of William and Beatrice Turner Randle and married Vera McGovern Sept 15, 1956. 
Surviving are his wife;  two sons, Stanford W. of Glasford and Ellis Randle Jr. of Pottstown; two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Laird of Bryant and Mrs. LaVonne Smith of Peoria, and three grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded him in death. Wilton Mortuary/Pottstown Cemetery

- submitted by: Nancy -2007]

Miss Mary RANDLE
Contributed by: D'n'N

Miss Mary Randle 82, of Pottstown, RR2, Peoria, died at her home at 5 a.m. Sunday 29 March 1964.  A lifelong resident, she lived at the current address 59 yrs.
She was born 13 Feb 1882 in Peoria County to  Joseph & Lydia Mitchell Randle. Surviving are four sisters Mrs. Maude G. Benn, with whom she lived, 
Mrs. Cora Clift of Peoria, Mrs. Florence Coulter of Arcadia, Calif., and Mrs. Jane Prill of Chicago, and one brother, William Randle of Lewistown. Wilton Mortuary/Pottstown Cemetery

William RANDLE
Contributed by: D'n'N

William Randle, 72, a retired coal miner and former resident of Pottstown died yesterday (7 Dec 1965) in Lewistown, Fulton, IL.  Born 20 June 1890 In Pottstown, a s/o Joseph and Lydia Mitchell Randle, he married Beatrice Turner.  She survives, together with two sons, Absolom of Pottstown,and Allis of Alta; one daughter, Mrs. Lydia Laird of Bryant; three sisters, Mrs. Maude Benn of Pottstown, 
Mrs. Florence Coulter and Mrs. Cora Clift, both of California.  Henry Memorial Home of Lewistown 

Charles Royer Sr.
June 02, 1996
Peoria Journal Star, P.: D15
Charles E. Royer Sr., 59, of Greenland, Ark., formerly of Hanna City for 20 years, died Friday, May 31, 1996, at his residence Born March 22, 1937, in St. Louis to 
Dillard C. and Anna Lee Luther Royer, he married Virginia Cramer on June 29, 1973. She survives. Also surviving are three sons, Richard A. of Pekin, Charles E. Jr. and John E., both of Peoria; eight daughters, Mary R. Larson and Tracy Tittle, both of Greenland, Cathy Stear, Kimberly A. Cruise and Carol L. Ellenburg, all of Hanna City, Brenda Heitesman and Cheryl L. Steelman, both of Peoria, and Jenny L. Calhoun of Normal; one brother, Robert Lee of Festus, Mo.; 37 grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren. Two grandchildren preceded him in death. 
A member of the United Auto Workers Local 974, he was a former machine operator for Caterpillar Inc. in East Peoria, retiring after 30 years. 
He also was a former employee of Days Inn in Rogers, Ark. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Moore's Chapel in Fayetteville, Ark., where visitation will be from 10 a.m. Monday until time of services. Burial will be in Baptist Ford Cemetery in Greenland. 
Memorials may be made to the Charles E. Royer Sr. Memorial Fund, c/o Hanna City Bank in Hanna City.
Donated by Londie Benson... ©Sept. 2000

Clarence Reuss
December 07, 1994
Peoria Journal Star, P. D7
Clarence A. Reuss, 88, of Mason City died at 6:17 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 1994, at his home. Born July 13, 1906, in St. Clair County to Philip and Elizabeth Weilmuenster Reuss, he married Pearl M. Cramer on Oct. 6, 1935, in Watseka. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Donald of Mason City and Dick of Littleton, Colo.; one daughter, Mrs. Claude (Nita) Blessman of Canton; two brothers, Walter of Barrington and Omer of Algonquin; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Two brothers and one grandson preceded him in death. He worked in the car dealership business for 41 years and retired in 1988. He was a member of the Rotary Club and Masonic Lodge, both in Mason City. He was a member of First Christian Church in Mason City, where services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Robert Paddack will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the church. Burial will be in Mason City Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cain Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to his church.
Donated by Londie Benson... ©Sept. 2000

Saturday, March 6, 1999, B4 -Peoria Journal Star [ch]

Name: Dr. Lou Agnes REYNOLDS
City: Former Peorian, Moved to Duquesne, Pa.
Age: 87
Death: Wed., March 3, 1999, McKeesport, PA.
Birth: Jan. 31, 1912, Chanute, KA.
Father: Willard Irwin Reynolds
Mother: Olive Griffin
Preceded in Death: 2 sisters
Survives: 2 Brothers (CA), Nieces and nephews
Funeral Home: Jefferson Memorial
Burial: Private, Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills, PA.

Monday Jan. 11, 1999, Journal Star, pg. B5 [ch]

Peoria- Grace E. RICE, 85, of Broadmoor St., died at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan 9, 1999, at Proctor Hospital, Peoria.
Born March 9, 1913, in Canton, to Frank and Mary TAFF McCORMICK, she married Alvie L. RICE on Dec. 31, 1934, in Canton. He survives.
Also surviving are two sons Gary and William of Peoria; four grandchildren, three great-grand daughters.
Serives will be at 2p.m. Tuesday at Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home. The Rev. Peggy Volelseinger will officiate. 
Visitation will be from 4:30- 7 tonight and 30 minutes before services, both at Funeral Home. Entombment will be in American Mausoleum.
Memorials may be made to her church.

 From: Nancy Piper
Taken from the Alton Telegraph And Democratic Review (Alton, Illinois)
October 13, 1848 
Remarkable Coincidence

We were informed by Mr. Nicholas Sterns, of this county (Peoria), that on last Saturday David M. Ridgeway, a son of Jonathan Ridgeway, was at the house of Lewis Fee, in company with other persons. He had a loaded rifle in his hand, and was in the act of sitting down on the fence to rest himself; the end of the gun was placed on a piece of square timber which was used as a step. The breech of the gun slipped from the position, the muzzle came against his person somewhere near the lower rib, the cock struck upon the piece of timber spoken of, the gun was discharged and the ball passed in close to the lower rib and came out of his back below the fourth from the top. He was carried into the house and died the same evening at 11 o’clock.

In Marshall county, upon the same day and hour, John Van Scoyk went into the house where he was boarding, took down his gun and remarked to Mrs. Clemens, the lady of the house, he believed his gun not loaded, drew the cock back, placed his mouth on the muzzle, was in the act of blowing in the muzzle, when the gun was discharged, the ball passed through his head and he fell dead on the floor.

These two persons were cousins; the latter was a son of Mr. John Van Scoyk, who was several years since shot by Mr. John Eldridge, and was a step-son to Mr. Nicholas Sterns. The remains of these unfortunate persons were interred on last Monday in the same Grave yard, on Lasalle Prairie. It is indeed seldom, if ever, our lot to place before our readers, so strange and painful a scene of calamity and misfortune – Peoria Register.

Sunday, August 23, 1998. Peoria Journal Star, p. B4[ch]

Virgil T. RUCKLE
PEORIA- Virgil T. RUCKLE, 78, of Peoria died at 3:15 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, 1998, at his residence.
Born Nov. 10, 1919, in Peoria to Irvin and Myrtle SCHOFIELD RUCKLE, he married Mary HALLER on Nov. 22, 1942, in Hannibal, Mo. 
Four brothers and one granddaughter preceded him death.
A WORLD WAR II Army veteran, he was a member of Alta Masonic Lodge and East Peoria American Legion Post.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Wilton Mortuary, where visitation will be one hour before services.
The Rev. Linda McKinney will officiate. Burial will be in Olio Cemetery in Eureka.
Memorials may be made to Methodist Medical Center Hospice Program.

Peoria Star, Friday, Aug. 20, 1943 [ch]

Arthur H. Ruse
Arthur H. Ruse, 69, lifelong resident of Peoria County died at his home on R.R. 1, Dunlap, at 4:35 p.m. Thursday. He had been a farmer for many years, retiring in 1938. 
Born in Peoria County on Jan. 27, 1874, he was a son of Washington S. and Eliza Jane EATON RUSE. He married Miss. Helen May STURN on July 3, 1900. 
Surviving are two sons, Alva Le Roy Ruse of Peoria, one daughter, Mrs. Marion E. SHEPARD of Peoria and two grandchildren. 
Services will be conducted by Rev. Howard Detweiler of Glen Oak Christian church at the Wilton mortuary at 1:30 p.m. Monday. 
Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary Sunday afternon and evening.

No date or name of Newspaper
Funeral Services held from her father's residence.

The funeral services over the remains of Miss Jesse Ryan were held from the residence of her parents at 420 New York Avenue, Peoria, Illinois.
The hour of the funeral was set at 2:45 in order that the Rev J A Chapman, who had been selected by the dead girl, should be able to be there, he having a previous engagement which prevented his appearance before that time. The music was furbished by a chior by Prof Plowe and while the funeral was confined to friends and relatives of the family, the house was utterly inadequate to accomodate the throng that came out. The floral offerings were especially elaborate and beautiful and numbered more than one hundred pieces. Many of the arrangements for the funeral had been made by the dead girl, she realilizing full well that she could not get well. She chose as pall bearers, Eugene Brown, Bert Zaines, Howad Johnson, Harry Wasson, Frank Tompkins and Will Conrad and there was present at the funeral, a large number of her girl friends.
From out of town there were, Mr & Mrs Frank Van Auken and Mrs Margaret Van Auken, of Galva, Mr & Mrs Charles O McCellan of El Paso, Mrs George Ryan and daughter Gertrude of Indianapolis, Ind, Mr & Mrs OW McCellan and son D B McCellan of Pekin. The death of this young lady is a particularly sad one. She was in the full bloom of young womanhood when she was sticken down. At first they hardly knew what the ailment was. It baffled the skill of the physicians to the last and even now there is doubt. she wasted away lke a beautiful flower despite the unavailing effort and almost frantic efforts of her parents to save her life, When it was seen that she continued to grow worse she was sent to the south but it did not help her and she died. She was a girl of many beautiful traits of character and will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved her. 



JESSIE RYAN must have died after 1900, as she is on the 1900 census living with her father and mother and two sisters, Lillian and Mabel Ryan , also Mrs Margaret ( Armstrong) Van Auken is listed as attending the funeral, her husband Fletcher is not with her, he was killed by a train in Galva in 1892.

Submitted by: Susan Fahnstrom


Mr J W. Ryan of Peoria, passed away at the home of his daughter , Mrs Frank Van Auken, near Galva, Monday afternoon. 
The following notice regarding his death is from Tuesday’s Peoria Journal.

John William Ryan, a well known resident of Peoria, where his home had been for 32 years, died at the home of his daughter Mrs Grace Van Auken, in Galva yesterday. Mr Ryan was a soldier in the Civil War and identified always since with the G. A. R.. He was past commander of the Bryner Post in his city. Mr Ryan had been in poor health, but his death was not expected at this time. He had gone from his home here to visit in his daughter’s home and was overtaken.He is survived by his wife Mrs Flora R Ryan of Peoria and four daughters: Mrs Grace Van Auken, at whose home he died, Mrs Mabel Ewalt, Kewanee, Mrs Monnie Rosenthal, Chicago and Mrs Lilian Belcke of Des Moines, Iowa. 
The funeral is to be held from the Camerford funeral home, Wednesday afternoon at 2 0’clock. Interment will be in the Springdale Cemetery in Peoria.

Galva News. September 11th, 1913.

Submitted by: Susan Fahnstrom

Peoria Star, October 23, 1923:
Mrs Flora Ryan Dies in California.

Mrs Flora Ryan,74 years old, a widely kown and highly esteemed resident of Peoria, died suddenly shortly after 6'oclock on tuesday night at the home of her grandson, 
Fletcher Van Auken at Owensmouth, Ca, where she had been spending the summer. Advice of her death reached Peoria this morning and came as quite a shock to her 
large circle of friends, as nothing was known of her illness and she was expected to start home in a few days by friends here. She was born in Antioch, Illinois on 
August 27,1849, daughter of Charles Orson McCellan & Eunice Weeks (Avery) McCellan, she had celebrated her 74th anniversary at the home of her grandson. 
Accompanied by Mrs. Marie Edwards, 422 New York Avanue, a long life friend, Mrs Ryan made the trip to the coast, Mrs Edwards returned only a few days 
ago and on her departure Mrs Ryan was undecided whether to make the return trip at once or whether to remain in California for the winter. 
She informed Mrs Edwards that she thought she would return very soon and it was this remark which led relatives and friends to expect her almost any day. 
Mrs Ryan was the widow of John W Ryan, who for many years was engaged in the music business in this city. He preceded her to the grave and shortly 
after her demise she took her abode at the proctor home.She is survived by three daughters, Mrs Frank Van Auken, Mrs Walter Ewalt, both of Kewanee,Illinois,
and Mrs Fred Belcke of San Francisco. She also leaves seven grandchildren  and two great grandchildren. She was active in the church work here, 
being a member of the Union Congregational Church. She was also a member of the womens Relief orps and the P E O.sisterhood. 
Mrs Ewalt one of the daughters was visiting at the home of Mrs Edwards when news of the death of Mrs Ryan came, 
The body will be sent here for burial but the date of the funeral cannot be arranged until the time of arrival is known.

Peoria Star, October 25, 1923
Funeral Of Mrs Flora Ryan will be tomorrow. The funeral of Mrs Flora Ryan, 74 years old who died a week ago in California, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Union Congregational Church. Rev J Merle Stevens, pastor, will read the service. The women's relief corps and members of the P E O. sisterhood, which was organized by Mrs Ryan, will participate in the services.
Burial will be in Springdale cemetery in Peoria.

Submitted by: Susan Fahnstrom

Obituary of Grace Marie Juergens Ritchey
Peoria Journal Star, December 10, 1993, Page: C11
Grace Ritchey
   BARTONVILLE - Grace Marie Ritchey, 74, of 2704 S. Tiara Strip died at 7:34 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1993, in the Saint Francis Medical Center emergency room in Peoria.
   Born Jan. 1, 1919, in Peoria to Otto and Lena Popenga Juergens, she married Francis Ritchey on May 3, 1941. He died July 23, 1979, in Peoria. 
One brother also preceded her in death.   Surviving are one son, Richard of East Peoria; two daughters, Carol Behrens and Nancy Price, and one brother, Albert Juergens, all of  Peoria; six grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.
   Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. The Rev. Paul G. Tolo will officiate. 
Visitation will be one hour before services at the chapel. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery, Peoria.
   Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 Peoria Star Newspaper, Nov. 25, 1907 DIED
Tr. by C. Horton

- W.W. REYNOLDS, at 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 1907 at his residence, 303 North St.. Funeral, Monday 2 p.m. from above residence. Friends invited.

The Peoria Star, Tuesday, November 26, 1907 DIED
Tr. by C. Horton

- James RYAN, died Nov. 25th, 1907, at 10:10 o'clock p.m. at the St. Francis hospital, ages 80 years. 
Funeral from the hospital Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock to St. Mary's cathedral.

Peoria Morning Star, Monday , Oct. 8, 1945 pg. 15
Tr. by C. Horton

Mrs. Sarah Jane RAINSBERGER- at her home 517 N. Monroe St., Friday afternoon at 3:10. Friends will be received at the Cumerford -Endsley Memorial home 
Saturday evening she will be taken to the Anderson Funeral Home, in Chillicothe, IL. Memorial services will be conducted at the Methodist Church in Chillicothe. 
Interment in Chillicothe City Cemetery.

Peoria Morning Star, Monday , Oct. 8, 1945 pg. 15
Tr. by C. Horton

John W. RYNER, of R.R.1, Antioch, IL at St. Theresa Hospital Waukean, IL. Saturday, Oct. 6, 1945 at 1:30 a.m. aged 64 years 8 months and 24 days. Services will be held in the Chapel of the Gauss Mortuary Tuesday at 1 p.m. Interment Springdale Cemetery.

Peoria Morning Star, Thursday, Oct. 11, 1945, pg. 27
Tr. by C. Horton

Mrs. Mary Matilda RUTHERFORD - Widow of George Rutherford, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John H. MILLER, 513 Columbia Terrace,
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 1945 at 1:55 A.M., Age 87 years 2 months and 3 days. Services at the Wilton Mortuary chapel Thursday afternoon at 1:00 o'clock. 
Interment in Springdale cemetery.

The Peoria Star, Monday, Oct. 29, 1928
Tr. by C. Horton

- Fred E. ROSS at his late residence in Bartonville, Sunday, October 28, 1928, at 10 o'clock a.m., aged 63 years. 11 months, 25 days.
Funeral services at the residence Tuesday afternoon at 11:30 o'clock. Friends invited Interment in St. John's Lutheran cemetery. 
Friends may call at the residence Monday afternoon and evening.

Tuesday, April 26, 1904, The Peoria Star ~ DIED
Tr. by C. Horton

Lewis  RINDFLIESCH-  at his home, near Bradley park, Monday night, 9:15. Funeral Thursday morning at 10 o'clock.

James Russell 
January 15, 1874 
We have a sad incident to chronicle this week, the death of one James Russell of Peoria county, the particulars of which are as follows: Out uncle and aunt (Mr. and Mrs. Cyrnus Russell) were paying us a visit last week. Mr. Russell went home within a few days, leaving Mrs. Russell to make a more lengthy visit. When Mr. R. reached home he found his son had just returned from several weeks visit to Wethersfield (near Kewanee) and appeared very well and happy. Taking his gun, he strolled for a hunt, expecting to return soon. As he did not appear at the expected time, search was immediately made, and found him a short distance from home, laying face downward across his gun, gun loaded and cap unexploded, and no marks of violence on his person. Mr. R. at once came to this place to advise his wife of their misfortune, which indeed was very hard for him, and it was a very hard blow to Mrs. R. She was quiet feeble from severe illness for some time past. Mr. R's sister, (Mrs. C. A. Hitchcock) went home with them to attend the funeral, which was held in the M. E. Church (about two miles west of Dunlap station). The sermon was preached by Rev. Chase, Christian minister of Peoria. This was the eldest son of Mr. Rusell's. and is the 14th they have lost of their family. They have three children living, two married and one single. This young man leaves a young wife and little child, and was living on part of his father's farm. He was respected by everyone who knew him, and will be greatly missed by the community. 
Taken From the Henry Republican - [submitted by Nancy Piper 0409]

Dr. George W. Rodeck
June 2, 1881 
At Peoria, May 29, of heart disease, Dr. Geo. W. Rodeck, 67, brother of Mrs. W. C. Reynolds, of this city. The deceased was a resident of Springfield. 
Taken From the Henry Republican - [submitted by Nancy Piper 0409]

Nicholas Reinhart
November 6, 1879 
Died at Kickapoo, Peoria county, Oct. 28, of gravel, Nicholas Reinhart, 78 years, 10 months, father of Joseph Reinhart of this city. 
October 30, 1879 
Mr. Joseph Reinhart received a telegram Tuesday of the death of his aged father at Kickapoo, Peoria county, a veteran of about 80 years of age.
He left yesterday morning with his family and will be present at the obsequies today. So pass each day to the life beyond those who have rounded a full life. 
Taken From the Henry Republican - [submitted by Nancy Piper 0409]






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