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SOUTH SIDE (FAIRBURY, IL.)

SOUTH APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CEMETERY

THIS CEMETERY WAS BEGIN TO ACCOMMODATION THE SOUTH SIDE CHURCHES DECEASED, AND IS STILL USED TODAY. THE SOUTH SIDE FIRST CEMETERY WAS LOCATED ALONG SIDE THE CHURCH, BUT IN TIME, BECAUSE OF EXPANSION OF THE CHURCH, THE BODIES WHERE RELOCATED TO THIS CEMETERY. MANY GRAVES ARE UNMARKED WITH UNKNOWN REMAINS.

ROW 1

1. CONRAD WENGER SR.

B. 1808

D. 1888

2. MAGDALENE WENGER

B. 1811

D. 1893

3. MARGARET SCHINI ROTH

B. AUG. 16, 1865

D. OCT. 6, 1895

4. ANNA ZEHR

B. SEPT. 29, 1844

D. DEC. 31, 1895

5. NANCY BECKLEY

B. APR. 1, 1870

D. MAR. 22, 1896

6. URSULA KIEFER

B. APR. 20, 1850

D. JUN. 24, 1896

7. EMMA G. BITTNER

B. OCT. 10, 1882

D. OCT. 11, 1896

8. JOSEPHINE WAIBEL

B. 1827

D. 1896

9. STEPHANE BILLER

B. 1827

D. 1897

10. SALOME KELLER SOHN

B. JUL. 11, 1836

D. NOV. 10, 1898

11. VALENTINE BITTNER

B. DEC. 10, 1846

D. MAY 22, 1899

12. SALOME BITTNER

B. JUN. 10, 1855

D. MAY 18, 1938

13. CAROLINE HUBER

B. 1861

D. 1900

14. KATHRINA STORTZ

B. 1858

D. 1900

15. PETER D. FARNEY

LYDIA M. FARNEY

B. 1882

B. 1879

D. 1900

D. 1900

16. MARGARET WANNER

B. 1863

D. 1901

17. JOSEPH BELLA

B. FEB. 18, 1812

D. JAN. 31, 1902

18. ANNA STEFFEN

B. FEB. 18, 1835

D. MAR. 27, 1902

19. LYDIA GRIEDER STEFFEN

B. FEB. 1, 1867

D. JUN. 20, 1902

20. ELIZABETH STEFFEN

B. 1859

D. 1912

21. ELIZABETH HARI

B. OCT. 5, 1833

D. JAN. 1, 1905

22. FRIEDRICH HARI

B. AUG. 12, 1830

D. DEC. 13, 1909

23. SARAH ZIMMERMAN

B. 1828

D. 1909

24. JOHN ZIMMERMAN

B. 1825

D. 1910

25. CHRISTIAN GERBER

BARBARA GERBER

B. DEC. 12, 1847

B. MAY 2, 1847

D. JUL. 14, 1910

D. JAN. 23, 1926

26. LOIS L. HARTMAN

B. 1887

D. 1910

27. LYDIA E. ROTH

B. OCT. 4, 1890

D. MAY 25, 1911

28. MARY HARTMAN

B. 1865

D. 1911

29. ULRICH STEFFEN

B. SEPT. 20, 1835

D. JAN. 28, 1913

30. ELMER A STEFFEN

B. 1896

D. 1919

31. NETTIE E ROTH

B. FEB. 11, 1898

D. MAR. 1, 1919

32. LOUISE WAIBEL STEFFEN

B. 1871

D. 1920

33. CONRAD STEFFEN

B. NOV. 24, 1869

D. JAN. 17, 1922

34. SAMUEL L. ROTH

ROSA HARI ROTH

B. 1859

B. 1871

D. 1927

D. 1965

ROW 2

1. LYDIA SCHROCK ROTH

B. AUG. 21, 1857

D. MAY 25, 1885

2. ANDREW ROTH

B. 1811

D. FEB. 23, 1886

3. SUSANNA HUBER

(BROKEN STONE)

 

4. MARY WIEDRICH

B. SEPT. 10, 1874

D. FEB. 23, 1901

5. JOHN MAURER

B. 1819

D. 1902

6. SARAH F. SUTTER

B. JUL. 25, 1883

D. NOV. 6, 1903

7. ROSINA SCHUCHERT

B. DEC. 25, 1875

D. MAR. 22, 1904

8. MAGDALENA MAURER

B. 1827

D. 1906

9. MARGARET PETER

B. 1838

D. 1912

10. ALEX STEIDINGER

SARAH STEIDINGER

B. 1865

B. 1870

D. 1950

D. 1912

11. PHILIP SOHN

ELISE SOHN

B. 1857

B. 1860

D. 1912

D. 1943

12. CHRISTINA KAEB

B. JUL. 13, 1877

D. DEC. 13, 1915

13. MARIA BAER

B. JUL. 15, 1861

D. JAN. 17, 1917

14. MARY ADAM

B. 1892

D. 1917

15. CHRISTIANE PETER

B. NOV. 12, 1841

D. AUG. 4, 1920

16. SALOME SOHN RIEGER

B. 1885

D. 1920

17. JACOB ZEHR

B. JUL. 25, 1836

D. MAY 12, 1922

18. EDWARD HONEGGER

B. DEC. 30, 1861

D. APR. 26, 1925

19. SARAH ZIMMERMAN

B. JUN. 28, 1865

D. MAR. 28, 1927

20. LOUISE E. STEFFEN

B. 1895

D. 1930

21. BERTHA HONEGGER

B. MAR. 22, 1860

D. NOV. 22. 1940

ROW 3

1. JACOB KELLER

 

D. MAR. 6, 1884

2. ELIZABETH KOEHL

B. 1859

D. 1890

3. PHILIPP SOHN

B. AUG. 13, 1826

D. MAR. 22, 1891

4. SUSANNA IFFT

B. 1861

D. 1893

5. SALOME IFFT

B. 1864

D. 1897

6. MAGARET TRAUB

B. OCT. 14, 1870

D. SEPT. 26, 1902

7. ALVIE HONEGGER

B. FEB. 24, 1894

D. OCT. 11, 1918

8. WILHELM KAISNER

B. JUN. 3, 1889

D. OCT. 26, 1918

9. BARBARA SCHINI

B. JUL. 1, 1834

D. NOV. 17, 1918

10. CHRISTIAN HOERR

B. 1869

D. 1919

11. CARL E. HOERR

B. 1898

D. 1919

12. ELIZABETH HANNIE

B. APR. 16, 1845

D. FEB. 14, 1919

13. CHRISTIAN HANNIE

B. APR. 16, 1876

D. JAN. 27, 1920

14. FRANCES HANNIE

B. FEB. 20, 1885

D. FEB. 1, 1920

15. MARGARET M. HANNIE

B. 1815

D. 1927

16. LENA BROQUARD ZEHR

B. OCT. 16, 1874

D. JUL. 25, 1930

17. LEONA C. LEMAN

B. FEB. 19, 1921

D. DEC. 23, 1933

18. RAYMOND C. ZEHR

B. AUG. 3, 1911

D. MAR 6, 1934

19. ANNA ZEHR BROQUARD

B. 1871

D. 1934

20. SAMUEL ZEHR

B. FEB. 27, 1867

D. MAY 10, 1937

ROW 4

1. NICKOLAUS BITTNER

 

D. JUL. 31, 1881

2. MATT STEIDINGER

B. DEC. 12, 1829

D. FEB. 7, 1882

3. MATILDA MAIER

B. JUN. 28, 1899

D. MAR. 30, 1900

4. WALTER H. BITTNER

B. FEB. 2, 1888

D. JAN. 25, 1901

5. EDDIE HONEGGER

B. APR. 12, 1903

D. JUL. 25, 1914

6. ETHEL ZIMMERMAN

B. 1907

D. 1916

7. EDWARD R. LEHMANN

B. AUG. 28, 1913

D. OCT. 27, 1918

8. CLARENCE KAISNER

B. 1913

D. 1921

9. HARVEY H. KIEFER

B. NOV. 30, 1917

D. DEC. 5, 1922

10. BABY BOY KIEFER

 

D. NOV. 23, 1923

11. DENNIS FRIEDMAN

B. 1923

D. 1924

12. ELMER HANNIE

B. DEC.13, 1903

D. JAN. 27, 1925

13. BURNELL E. ZIMMERMAN

 

D. AUG. 13, 1926

14. JOHN HANNI

B. JUN. 2, 1901

D. OCT. 12, 1928

15. NICHOLAS ALT

B. 1850

D. 1932

16. GEORGE KIEFER

B. SEPT. 6, 1883

D. AUG. 17, 1932

17. WILLIAM J. TRAUB

B. 1900

D. 1935

18. ROY LAVERN ZEHR

B. 1935

D. 1936

19. ANNA MARIE BACHTOLD

B. 1932

D. 1936

20. ANDREW LEHMANN

MARY KILGUS LEHMANN

B. NOV. 21, 1869

B. MAR. 15, 1875

D. JUL. 7, 1944

D. MAR. 4, 1937

ROW 5

1. BEN NUSSAUM

B. 1878

D. 1886

2. MATILDA SOHN

ALPHIA SOHN

JOSEPH SOHN

B. MAR. 24, 1883

B. JAN. 4, 1885

B. AUG. 21, 1888

D. DEC. 6, 1888

D. DEC. 5, 1888

D. DEC. 30, 1888

3. LILLIAN A. BITTNER

B. APR. 26, 1884

D. DEC. 25, 1888

4. MATILDA KIEFER

B. APR. 3, 1892

D. AUG. 4, 1897

5. BENJAMIN KIEFER

B. DEC. 7, 1886

D. AUG. 12, 1897

6. JOSHUA KIEFER

B. JUN. 17, 1888

D. AUG. 27, 1897

7. SAMUEL KIEFER

B. SEPT. 17, 1881

D. AUG. 21, 1897

8. ALBERT BAHLER

 

D. JUL. 1, 1902

9. CARL TRAUB

B. SEPT. 17, 1902

D. NOV. 8, 1903

10. SILAS B. LEMAN

B. DEC. 23, 1906

D. JAN. 17, 1907

11. CARL H. TRAUB

B. APR. 26, 1906

D. MAR. 25, 1907

12. DANIEL ZIMMERMAN

B. SEPT. 16, 1907

D. SEPT. 19, 1907

13. JACOB CLAUSS

B. APR. 8, 1908

D. APR. 12, 1908

14. LUDWIG TRAUB

B. AUG. 24, 1910

D. DEC. 11, 1910

15. RALPH H. STEFFEN

B. DEC. 10, 1916

DEC. 13, 1916

16. EDWARD ZEHR

EMMA ZEHR

B. MAR. 2, 1920

B. MAR. 31, 1917

D. MAR. 5, 1920

D. MAR. 29, 1919

17. CARL RAPP

B. JUN. 16, 1920

D. JUN. 19, 1920

18. DONALD EUGENE KOEHL

 

D. AUG. 17, 1922

19. ALBERT J. VON BERGEN JR.

B. DEC. 22, 1933

D. SEPT. 30, 1934

20. NANCY JO KOEHL

B. NOV. 19, 1951

D. MAR. 28, 1952

ROW 6

1. DANIEL GERBER

B. AUG. 26, 1873

D. MAR. 18, 1880

2. CHRISTIAN GERBER

SARAH GERBER

JOSHUA GERBER

RACHEL GERBER

B. FEB. 18, 1889

B. SEPT. 12, 1881

B. SEPT. 22, 1891

B. MAR. 5, 1893

D. OCT. 21, 1892

D. OCT. 24, 1892

D. NOV. 8, 1892

D. APR. 19 1893

3. JOSEPH GERBER

B. DEC. 19, 1879

D. DEC. 9, 1880

4. KARL SCHWING

B. 1813

D. 1880

5. LYDIA GERBER

B. DEC. 29, 1879

D. MAR. 18, 1882

6. ANNA ROTH

B. 1818

D. JUN. 9, 1884

7. LOUISE HOFFMANN

B. NOV. 25, 1875

D. DEC. 4, 1884

8. EMMA HUBER

B. MAY 8, 1885

D. JAN. 1, 1893

9. CHRISTIAN BAHLER

(UNREADABLE)

(UNREADABLE)

10. BENJAMIN SCHARLACH

B. 1894

D. 1896

11. LILLY & TILLIE AELLIG

B. 1902

D. 1902

12. EDWIN HOERR

EDWARD HOERR

(UNREADABLE)

(UNREADABLE)

13. CLARANCE & RUTH STEIDINGER

B. JAN. 1, 1907

D. JAN. 2, 1907

14. HELEN LOUISE AELLIG

B. JUN. 30, 1908

D. SEPT. 16, 1908

15. ELLA M. SUTTER

B. FEB. 20, 1911

D. JUN. 5, 1911

16. EMIL HOERR

B. FEB. 25, 1912

D. MAR. 7, 1912

17. MARY HOERR

B. MAR. 9, 1913

D. MAR. 11, 1913

18. EMIL B. HOERR

B. MAR. 16, 1920

D. MAR. 17, 1920

19. ELDON WAYNE ZIMMERMAN

B. 1932

D. 1932

ROW 7

1. EDWARD E. FARNEY

B. AUG. 1, 1875

D. APR. 11, 1902

2. WALTER FARNEY

B. MAY 31, 1888

D. MAY 24, 1906

3. CASPER GALLE

B. APR. __, 182_

D. APR. __, 1907

4. HARRY STREITMATTER

ELISE STREITMATTER

B. 1891

B. 1892

D. 1966

D. 1963

5. WALTER F. GACHUS

B. 1916

D. 1993

6.PRISCILLA SOHN

B. MAR. 11, 1905

D. AUG. 16, 1986

7. MARTHA SOHN

B. JUL. 24, 1898

D. JUN. 28, 1962

8. BENJAMIN V. SOHN

B. FEB. 14, 1896

D. MAR. 15, 1960

9. SAM MAIER

LYDIA MAIER

B. 1896

B. 1902

D. 1980

D. 1969

10. BETSY E. MAIER

B. AUG. 10, 1961

D. AUG. 12, 1961

11. ANDREW F. LEHMANN

B. AUG. 13, 1924

D. JUL. 11, 1993

12. ANDREW LEHMANN

EDNA V.LEHMANN

B. 1899

B. 1903

D. 1980

D. 1956

13. GUSTAV BACHTOLD CHRISTINA BACHTOLD

B. 1877

B. 1878

D. 1976

D. 1948

14. JOSEPH ZEHR

KATIE ZEHR

B. 1888

B. 1880

D. 1948

D. 1976

15. MARY LEUTOLD

B. AUG. 1, 1861

D. MAR. 3, 1955

16. CATHERINE STEFFEN

B. MAR. 12, 1869

APR. 9, 1952

17. GOTTLIEB C. HARI

LENA L. HARI

B. MAR. 4, 1874

B. DEC. 22, 1874

D. SEPT. 23, 1958

D. JUN. 27, 1947

18. CARL HUBER

MINNIE HUBER

B. 1867

B. 1872

D. 1953

D. 1944

19. JOSEPH W. PATERNOSTER

MINNIE C. PATERNOSTER

B. 1877

B. 1886

D. 1944

D. 1960

20. ALBERT STEFFEN

LIZZIE STEFFEN

B. 1863

B. 1872

D. 1948

D. 1950

21. ANDREW STEFFEN

MARY STEFFEN

B. 1867

B. 1871

D. 1942

D. 1956

22. LESTER WILLIAM BACHTOLD

B. 1905

D. 1941

23. JACOB KAISNER

B. 1880

D. 1959

24. MINNIE KAISNER

B. 1884

D. 1939

25. ADAM KAISNER

MATILDA KAISNER

B. 1886

B. 1891

D. 1938

D. 1974

ROW 8

1. ESTHER L. KIEFER

 

D. MAY 30, 1916

2. LYDIA KIEFER

B. APR. 10, 1883

D. AUG. 12, 1959

3. BENA V. LEHMANN

B. 1910

D. 1971

4. WILLIAM U. BACHTOLD

IDA BACHTOLD

B. 1875

B. 1880

D. 1959

D. 1962

5. JULIE KAY KUPFERSCHMID

 

D. JUL. 14, 1958

6. HARRY BENJAMIN ZEHR

B. AUG. 24, 1918

D. FEB. 19, 1972

7. TILLIE STEFFEN

KATHRYN STEFFEN

B. JAN. 19, 1904

B. JUL. 23, 1909

D. JUL. 16, 1987

D. JAN. 1, 1995

8. ROSA M. HARI

IDA D. HARI

B. DEC. 8, 1908

B. APR. 1, 1912

D. MAR. 31, 1988

9. BENJAMIN C. HUBER

CLARA HUBER

B. NOV. 3, 1915

B. OCT. 15, 1912

D. MAY 19, 1980

10. DELORES M. HUBER

B. SEPT. 25, 1949

D. NOV. 25, 1950

11. IRVIN BACHTOLD

B. AUG. 27, 1937

D. JUL. 13, 1956

12. MICHAEL C. ZIMMERMAN

B. 1904

D. 1956

13. MARTHA KAISNER

B. 1913

D. 1955

14. GEORGE ZIMMERMAN

MARGARET ZIMMERMAN

B. 1897

B. 1894

D. 1988

D. 1954

15. ANDREW RIEGER

MARTHA RIEGER

B. 1890

B. 1889

D. 1951

D. 1971

16. LILLIAN A. ZIMMERMAN

LAURA S. ZIMMERMAN

B. FEB. 20, 1902

B. MAR. 29, 1900

D. APR. 15, 1991

D. APR. 8, 1976

17. JOHN A ZIMMERMAN

B. DEC. 23, 1858

D. NOV. 3, 1949

18. BEN LEMAN

CARRIE LEMAN

B. 1878

B. 1879

D. 1948

D. 1968

ROW 9

1. EDWIN STREITMATTER

MARY STREITMATTER

B. 1917

B. 1928

 

2. RACHEL SUE LENZ

B. AUG 14, 1975

D. AUG. 15, 1975

3. ELVEN RICHARDSON

LUCILLE RICHARDSON

B. 1926

B. 1926

D. 1969

4. CARL WIDMER

MARTHA WIDMER

B. 1886

B. 1898

D. 1969

D. 1971

5. SAM A. ZEHR

LYDIA M. ZEHR

B. AUG. 15, 1905

B. JUL. 24, 1905

D. JUN. 23, 1972

D. JAN. 5, 1988

6. CHRIS S. GERBER

LAURA GERBER

LYDIA GERBER

B. 1888

B. 1890

B. 1882

D. 1971

D. 1960

D. 1983

7. SAM IFFT

ROSA A. IFFT

B. 1890

B. 1890

D. 1961

D. 1961

8. MARY STEFFEN

ANNA STEFFEN

B. AUG. 8, 1901

B. AUG. 6, 1898

D. JAN. 2, 1989

D. JAN. 6, 1990

9. BEN STEFFEN

NINA STEFFEN

B. MAR. 19, 1906

B. AUG. 27, 1903

D. NOV. 14, 1993

D. MAR. 26, 1997

10. WALTER STEFFEN

MARTHA STEFFEN

B. FEB. 1, 1896

B. JUN. 17, 1893

D. OCT. 1, 1980

D. APR. 10, 1989

11. SILAS CLAUSS

LENA PETER CLAUSS

HARLAN E. CLAUSS

B. 1892

B. 1899

B. 1937

D. 1985

D. 1980

D. 1958

12. MARY ROTH

B. APR. 11, 1892

D. MAY 14, 1958

13. ANNA ROTH

CATHERINE ROTH

B. 1888

B. 1883

D. 1980

D. 1966

14. EMIL BAHLER

IDA E. BAHLER

B. 1891

B. 1893

D. 1959

D. 1980

ROW 10

1. KRISTIE KAY KUPFERSCHMID

B. 1968

D. 1969

2. GARY A. KUPFERSCHMID

BECKY K. KUPFERSCHMID

B. AUG. 10, 1950

B. SEPT. 14, 1950

D. JUL. 21, 1973

D. AUG. 20, 1973

3. WILLIAM R. KUPFERSCHMID

NETTIE B. KUPFERSCHMID

B. FEB. 24, 1916

B. MAY 17, 1911

D. AUG. 27, 1980

4. LLOYD W. BACHTOLD

VIOLA M. BACHTOLD

B. APR 22, 1934

B. FEB. 5, 1933

D. DEC. 27, 1995

5. EZRA STEFFEN

ALDINE STEFFEN

B. APR. 6, 1911

B. OCT. 9, 1915

D. SEPT. 22, 1999

6. CHRIS STEFFEN

IDA STEFFEN

B. 1906

B. 1909

D. 1971

D. 1996

7. EMIL SOHN

ANITA SOHN

B. 1904

B. 1910

D. 1987

D. 1991

8. HELEN SOHN

LOUISE SOHN

B. 1908

B. 1907

D. 1999

D. 1993

9. ANNIE SOHN

B. JUN. 9. 1875

D. NOV. 7, 1967

10. CARL SOHN

LYDIA SOHN

B. DEC. 3, 1902

B. APR. 20, 1907

D. JUL. 30, 1963

D. SEPT. 26, 1995

11. LYDIA T. STEFFEN BACHTOLD

B. MAY 26, 1898

D. DEC. 2, 1994

12. LENA STEFFEN

CLARA STEFFEN

B. JUN. 11, 1893

B. APR. 15, 1909

D. JAN. 21, 1992

D. OCT. 8, 1974

13. EDWARD D. STEFFEN

ROSE R. STEFFEN

B. 1891

B. 1886

D. 1962

D. 1969

14. ALPHA STEFFEN

FANNIE STEFFEN

B. NOV. 4, 1907

B. DEC. 3, 1912

D. OCT. 21, 2000

15. BENA BROQUARD

LENA ZEHR

CLARA ZEHR

B. MAR. 22, 1882

B. OCT. 13, 1901

B. JAN. 3, 1899

D. SEPT. 19, 1973

D. SEPT. 23, 1984

THE SOUTH SIDE CHURCH MINISTERS OBITS.

1. JACOB BAER

FAIRBURY BLADE

MAY 19, 1933

JACOB BAER

JACOB BAER, A WELL KNOWN RESIDENT OF THIS CITY FOR MANY YEARS, LIVING AT 606 E. ELM STREET, PASSED AWAY THIS MORNING ABOUT 5 O'CLOCK

FAIRBURY BLADE

MAY 26 1933

JACOB BAER

THE FUNERAL SERVICES OF JACOB BAER WHO PASSED AWAY LAST FRIDAY MORNING AT HIS HOME, 606 EAST ELM STREET, WERE HELD AT THE HOME SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND INTERMENT WAS MADE AT GRACELAND. MR. BAER HAD BEEN ILL AND CONFINED TO HIS BED FOR THE PAST ELEVEN WEEKS.

JACOB BAER WAS BORN IN ZUZENHAUZEN GERMANY, OCTOBER 26 1857. HE WAS MARRIED TO MAGDALENE HUNSINGER IN 1884, AND CAME TO THE UNITED STATES IN SEPTEMBER 1912, LOCATING FIRST AT MORTON. A YEAR LATER THE FAMILY MOVED TO A FARM NORTH OF CROPSEY, WHERE THEY LIVED UNTIL REMOVING TO THE PRESENT HOME IN FAIRBURY NINE YEARS AGO.

THERE ARE SURVIVING NINE CHILDREN: EMIL, PEORIA; CHRIS AND FRED, MORTON; MRS. JOHN KAEB, RANKIN; JACOB AND MRS. CARL WIDMER, CROPSEY; MRS. CARL ABERLE, STRAWN; ANNA AND MARIE, AT HOME.

2. EMIL BAHLER

FAIRBURY BLADE

DEC. 3, 1959

EMIL BAHLER, 67, BURIED TUESDAY

SERVICES WERE HELD AT THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH, TUESDAY AT 10 A. M. FOR THE REV. EMIL BAHLER, 67, WHO DIED AT HIS HOME AT 9:20 P. M. SATURDAY. HE HAD BEEN ILL FOR THREE YEARS.

SERVICES WERE HELD AT THE BAHLER HOME SOUTH OF FAIRBURY AT 9:30 A. M. TUESDAY. BURIAL WAS IN THE SOUTH APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CEMETERY.

HE WAS BORN DEC. 24, 1891, AT FAIRBURY, A SON OF JACOB AND NINA KELLER BAHLER. HE MARRIED IDA STEFFEN AT FAIRBURY, FEB. 8, 1920.

THEY MOVED TO A FARM IN BELLE PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP, WHERE THEY MADE THEIR HOME FOR 39 YEARS.

SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE, THREE SONS, MARVIN AND RALPH, FAIRBURY; ARTHUR, FORT LEONARD WOOD, MO.; TWO DAUGHTERS, MRS. HELEN FRYE, CROPSEY; MRS. VERLA DAVIS, STRAWN; EIGHT GRANDCHILDREN; THREE BROTHERS, HERMAN, FAIRBURY; ERWIN, REMINGTON, IND.; JACOB, WOLCOTT, IND.; SEVEN SISTERS, MRS. MARIE SCHIELER, REMINGTON, IND.; MRS. WALTER STEFFEN, FAIRBURY; MRS. OBID GERBER, MISS TILLIE BAHLER, DECATUR, IND.; MRS. BEN STEFFEN, CROPSEY; MRS. PHILIP GETZ, WOLCOTT, IND.; AND MRS. HENRY KILGUS, FORREST.

A BROTHER AND A SISTER PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH.

HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH, AND ONE OF THE MINISTERS.

3. ROBERT BAHLER

THE REMINGTON PRESS

DEC. 11, 1936

ROBERT BAHLER, SR. DIES

THE TOWN HAS LOST ANOTHER OLD AND DESIRABLE CITIZEN, IN DEATH OF MR. ROBERT BAHLER, SR. WHO PASSED AWAY AT THE HOME HOSPITAL IN LAFAYETTE, FRIDAY AT 1:45 A. M. WHERE HE HAD BEEN A PATIENT FOR A WEEK.

MR. BAHLER’S HEALTH HAD BEEN FAILING FOR OVER A YEAR, AND FOR SOMETIME PRECEEDING HIS DEATH HA HAD BEEN IN A SERIOUS CONDITION. HE WAS ONE OF REMINGTON’S MOST RESPECTED AND HONORED CITIZENS AND WAS AN ENTERPRISING BUSINESS MAN, BEING CONNECTED WITH THE FIRM OF BAHLER’S FEED STORE SINCE ITS INCEPTION. HE RETIRED FROM THE FARM SOME YEARS AGO, AND SINCE THAT TIME HAD BEEN ONE OF OUR BUSINESS MEN.

A NATIVE OF BERNE, SWITZERLAND, HE WAS BORN MAY 30, 1863, AND CAME TO AMERICA ABOUT 50 YEARS AGO. HE HAD LIVED IN REMINGTON AND VICINITY 30 YEARS. HIS WIFE, WHO WAS MATILDA WAIBEL, DIED FOUR YEARS AGO. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH HERE. HE LEAVES SIX CHILDREN, WILLIAM , OF DEMOTTE; MRS. ANDREW NUSSBAUM, ROBERT J., AND HARRY F., OF REMINGTON; CHRIS R., OF GALVESTON AND MRS. HOWARD SCHAIBLEY, OF FRANKFORT; THREE BROTHERS, GODFORD AND ADOLPH BAHLER, OF ROCKVILLE, CONN., AND JACOB BAHLER, SR., OF REMINGTON, AND 16 GRANDCHILDREN.

THE FUNERAL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, SHORT SERVICES BEING CONDUCTED AT THE LATE RESIDENCE IN THE NORTH PART OF REMINGTON FOLLOWED BY REGULAR SERVICES AT THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH, SOUTH OF TOWN, WHERE BURIAL WAS MADE.

4. HERBERT BINGHAM

NO OBITUARY

5. ELDER CHRISTIAN GERBER

FAIRBURY BLADE

JULY 15, 1910

REV. CHRISTIAN GERBER DEAD.

PASSES AWAY SUDDENLY THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT HIS HOME.

REV. CHRISTIAN GERBER, ONE OF THE BEST KNOWN OF THE GERMAN RESIDENTS OF THIS LOCALITY AND A PREACHER OF THE GERMAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH, DIED SUDDENLY AT HIS HOME SOUTH OF FAIRBURY THURSDAY AFTERNOON ABOUT THREE O'CLOCK WHILE AT WORK IN THE HAY FIELD. HE WAS STRICKEN WITH APPOLEXY, AND ALTHO MEDICAL AID WAS AT ONCE SUMMONED HE HAD PASSED AWAY BEFORE THE PHYSICIAN ARRIVED.

REV. GERBER HAS LIVED ON HIS FARM SOUTH OF FAIRBURY FOR MANY YEARS. HE WAS A MAN WHO STOOD HIGH IN THE ESTIMATION OF ALL WHO KNEW HIM AND ONE OF THE CHIEF CONSELERS OF THE GERMAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH. HIS DEATH IS A GREAT SHOCK TO HIS MANY FRIENDS AS HE WAS APPARENTLY IN THE BEST OF HEALTH.

THE FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD SUNDAY, JULY 17, AT 12 O'CLOCK, AT THE SOUTH GERMAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH

FAIRBURY BLADE

JULY 22 1910

DEATH OF REV. CHRISTIAN GERBER.

THE FURTHER DETAILS OF THE DEATH OF REV. CHRISTIAN GERBER ADD BUT LITTLE TO THAT PUBLISHED IN THE BLADE LAST WEEK. REV. GERBER WAS WORKING IN HIS HAY FIELD AND WAS WALKING AND DRIVING THE HEAD TEAM HITCHED TO A HAY LOADER. JOHN HOERR, WHO WAS WORKING WITH THE LOADER WAS FIRST TO NOTICE REV. GERBER'S ABSENCE. THE TEAM WENT BY AND MR. HOERR NOTICED THE LINES WERE DRAGGING. HE LOOKED BACK AND SAW THAT MR. GERBER HAD FALLEN IN THE TRACKS OF THE LOADER. HE HAD EVIDENTIALLY BEEN STRICKEN AND STOOD UP FOR A MOMENT OR TWO BEFORE FALLING. WHEN MR. HOERR AND THE OTHERS REACHED HIS SIDE HE WAS STILL ALIVE AND BREATHING HEAVILY. DEATH OCCURRED IN ABOUT FIVE MINUTES.

OBITUARY

CHRISTIAN GERBER WAS BORN IN WAYNE COUNTY, OHIO, DEC. 12 1848. WHEN A BOY OF 11 YEARS HIS PARENTS MOVED TO IOWA AND THE FAMILY RESIDED THERE FOR FIVE YEARS AND THEN THEY MOVED TO TAZEWELL COUNTY NEAR MORTON ILL. ON JANUARY 20 1870, HE WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE TO MISS. BARBARA ROTH AND TO THIS UNION SEVEN CHILDREN WERE BORN, THREE DYING WHILE YOUNG DURING AN EPIDEMIC OF SCARLET FEVER. THE CHILDREN LIVING ARE ANNA, LYDIA, KATIE AND CHRISTIAN, ALL AT HOME.

MR. GERBER WITH HIS FAMILY CAME TO LIVINGSTON COUNTY TO LIVE IN 1875, SETTLING ON THE PRESENT HOME FARM, WHERE HE HAS LIVED CONTINUOUSLY SINCE THAT TIME, LOVED AND RESPECTED BY ALL HIS NEIGHBORS AND ALL WHO KNEW HIM.

THERE ARE FEW MEN WHO RISE TO THAT PLACE IN THE HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE WHO KNOW THEM, THAT MR. GERBER HAD RISEN, AND FEW MEN WHO KNOW TESTED BY THE TRIALS OF LIFE PROVE SO WORTHY. FOR OVER TWENTY YEARS REV. GERBER HAD BEEN AN ELDER OF THE GERMAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH AND HE NOT ONLY STOOD HIGH IN THE COUNCILS OF HIS CHURCH, BUT WAS LOVED AND REVERED FOR HIS RUGGED HONESTY, HIS HIGH MORAL CHARACTER AND THE EARNEST CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES HE SET FORTH IN HIS SERMONS AND IN HIS LIFE. HE TAUGHT HIS PEOPLE TO SHUN THE VANITIES OF THE WORLD AND AS HE TAUGHT SO HE LIVED. HE TRAVELED FROM COAST TO COAST AND CROSSED THE OCEAN TWICE ON MISSIONARY WORK. HE WAS A MAN OF PLEASANT DISPOSITION, AND ONE WHOM IT WAS A PLEASURE TO MEET AT ANY TIME. HE WAS WIDELY KNOWN AMONG HIS CHURCH PEOPLE, MANY OF WHOM HAD BEEN MARRIED BY HIM, AND HE HAD PREACHED AT FUNERALS IN MANY FAMILIES. HE WAS ONE OF THE LEADING MEN IN THE GERMAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH AND FOR YEARS HELD THIS POSITION OF GREAT HONOR. HIS LIFE WAS ONE THAT MIGHT BE EMULATED BY ALL.

THE FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD SUNDAY AT NOON AT THE SOUTH CHURCH AND WERE PERHAPS THE MOST LARGELY ATTENDED OF ANY EVER HELD IN THIS SECTION OF THE STATE. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THERE WERE FULLY 2500 PEOPLE WHO ASSEMBLED TO PAY THEIR LAST RESPECTS TO THE MEMORY OF THE DECEASED. AMONG THE TOWNS AND CITIES REPRESENTED BY VISITING DELEGATES WERE THE FOLLOWING:

MORTON, EUREKA, PRINCEVILLE, ROANOKE, PEORIA, ELGIN, MACKINAW, EUREKA, GRIDLEY, MEADOWS, FORREST, CISSNA PARK, WOLCOTT AND REMINGTON IND., AND OTHER POINTS. A SPECIAL TRAIN WAS RUN FROM BLOOMINGTON TO CROPSEY AND A SPECIAL TRAIN CARRIED THE PEOPLE WEST FROM FAIRBURY IN THE EVENING. REV. ENGWEILER, OF MANSFIELD OHIO, PREACHED THE FUNERAL SERMON, TAKING FOR HIS TEXT THE WORDS, "IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE THERE ARE MANY MANSIONS, IF IT WERE NOT SO I WOULD HAVE TOLD YOU." HE PREACHED AN ELOQUENT SERMON, DEALING WITH THE LIFE AND CHARACTER OF THE DECEASED. THE EXPRESSIONS OF SORROW OVER THE DEATH OF THE DECEASED WAS UNIVERSAL AMONG THOSE ASSEMBLED. THERE WERE SAID - TO HAVE BEEN ALMOST 500 CARRIAGES TO CONVEY THE PEOPLE TO THE CEMETERY WHERE THE REMAINS WERE LAID TO REST.

THE BEREAVED WIFE, CHILDREN AND RELATIVES HAVE THE SYMPATHY OF ALL IN THEIR SAD LOSS.

6. JOHN GERBER

FAIRBURY BLADE

MAR. 29, 1912

REV. JOHN GERBER DEAD

NEWS WAS RECEIVED IN THIS CITY ON SATURDAY OF THE DEATH OF REV. JOHN GERBER AT BREMEN, IND., HIS HOME. THE NEWS CAUSED A SHOCK OF SURPRISE AND SORROW AMONG THE MANY OLD FRIENDS OF REV. GERBER IN THIS CITY WHO SUPPOSED HE WAS IN THE BEST OF HEALTH. REV. GERBER WAS IN GOOD HEALTH UNTIL A FEW HOURS BEFORE HIS DEATH, WHICH WAS THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY RHEUMATISM OF THE HEART. JOSEPH UNSICKER, NORTH-EAST OF TOWN, HAD BEEN VISITING REV. GERBER AND OTHER FRIENDS IN THAT LOCALITY AND WAS PRESENT DURING HIS LAST MOMENTS. HE SAID THAT MR. GERBER COMPLAINED OF A PAIN IN HIS LEFT SHOULDER AND BREAST FOR TWO DAYS PREVIOUS, BUT IT WAS LIGHT AND HE DID NOT THINK IT AMOUNTED TO MUCH. A FEW HOURS BEFORE HIS DEATH HE WAS TAKEN VERY SEVERELY AND SANK RAPIDLY UNTIL THE END.

REV. JOHN GERBER WAS WIDELY KNOWN NOT ONLY IN THIS IMMEDIATE LOCALITY BUT IN THIS SECTION OF THE STATE. HE LIVED SOUTHEAST OF FAIRBURY FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS AND WAS HIGHLY ESTEEMED BY HIS NEIGHBORS AND THE CITIZENS OF FAIRBURY. HE WAS A MINISTER OF THE GERMAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH AND TWO YEARS AGO HE PURCHASED A FARM AND MOVED TO BREMEN, IND., WHERE HE FARMED HIS LAND AND ON SUNDAYS PREACHED FOR HIS PEOPLE.

FAIRBURY BLADE

APR. 5, 1912

SUDDEN SUMMONS

REV. JOHN GERBER, WHO MOVED HERE A YEAR OR SO AGO FROM FAIRBURY, ILL., DIED SUDDENLY SATURDAY FORENOON AT HIS HOME SOME FIVE MILES NORTHEAST OF BREMEN OF NEURALGIA OF THE HEART. HE HAD SUFFERED NO SERIOUS ILLNESS AND ONLY THE NIGHT BEFORE WAS AT THE HOME OF HIS DAUGHTER NEAR BY UNTIL 10 O’CLOCK. SATURDAY MORNING HE WAS TAKEN WITH SEVERE PAINS IN THE REGION OF THE HEART AND THEY RESULTED FATALLY IN A FEW HOURS.

MR. GERBER WAS 63 YEARS OLD ON MARCH 6. HE WAS BORN IN OHIO, HIS FATHER DYING WHEN HE WAS FOUR YEARS OLD. HE LIVED FOR A TIME IN IOWA, GOING FROM THERE TO FAIRBURY, ILLINOIS, WHERE HE LIVED FOR 22 YEARS. HE MOVED TO BREMEN, IND., MARCH 1911. HE WAS A MAN OF KINDLY, GENIAL DISPOSITION, HAD BEEN A MINISTER OF THE GERMAN APOSTOLIC FAITH FOR MANY YEARS AND ENJOYED THE RESPECT AND ESTEEM OF ALL WHO KNEW HIM. WAS THE FATHER OF ELEVEN CHILDREN, MRS. EDWARD GETZ, WILLIAM, MRS. EDWARD HIRSTEIN, MRS. WILLIAM LEMAN, MISS. LEAH, SAM, LOUIS, JEPTHA, OF BREMEN; JOHN, OF NEW BOSTON, ILL.; MRS. JOSEPH NUSSBAUM AND JOSEPH, OF FAIRBURY, ILL. THERE WERE ALSO 32 GRANDCHILDREN, AND THESE WITH THE BEREAVED WIFE AND NUMEROUS FRIENDS MOURN HIS DEATH.

FUNERAL SERVICES WERE CONDUCTED TUESDAY AFTERNOON IN GRACE U. B. CHURCH, WHICH WAS SECURED FOR THE OCCASION, FOLLOWED BY INTERMENT IN THE BREMEN CEMETERY.

IT WAS ONE OF THE LARGEST FUNERALS EVER HELD IN BREMEN. MORE THAN 700 PEOPLE CROWDED ONTO GRACE U. B. CHURCH, WHILE MANY WERE UNABLE TO GAIN ADMISSION. REV. MICHAEL MANGOLD, OF ROANOKE, ILL., PREACHED THE SERMON AND HALF A DOZEN OTHER MINISTERS WERE PRESENT. MORE THAN 400 FRIENDS WERE HERE FROM DISTANCE, COMING FROM PEORIA, FAIRBURY, EUREKA, ROANOKE, GRIDLEY, FORREST AND CISSNA PARK, ILL.; CROGHAN, N. Y.; WOLCOTT, REMINGTON AND MILFORD, INDIANA, AND OTHER POINTS. A HIGHER TRIBUTE TO THE WORTH OF A GOOD MAN COULD SCARCELY HAVE BEEN PAID. REV. GERBER WAS ESTEEMED ONE OF THE ABLEST PREACHERS OF HIS FAITH AND WAS AN OBJECT OF REGARD AMOUNTING TO VENERATION.

7. FRIEDRICH HARI

FAIRBURY BLADE

DEC. 17, 1909

DEATH OF FRED HARI

THE DEATH OF MR. FRED HARI OCCURRED AT THE HOME OF HIS SON-IN-LAW, CONRAD STEFFEN, SOUTH OF FAIRBURY, ON MONDAY, DEC 13. THE DECEASED HAD BEEN ILL FOR SEVERAL MONTHS AND HIS DEATH WAS NOT UNEXPECTED.

FRED HARI WAS BORN IN GERMANY, AUG. 12 1830, BEING AGED 79 YEARS, 4 MONTHS AND 1 DAY AT TIME OF HIS DEATH. HE WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE TO MISS. LIZZIE TROCHSEL IN GERMANY IN APRIL 1856, AND EIGHT CHILDREN BORN TO THEM AS FOLLOWS: FRED, LIZZIE, MARY, MAGGIE, JOHN, KATIE, ROSA AND GOTTLIEB, ALL OF WHOM SURVIVE AND MOURN THE DEATH OF A KIND AND INDULGENT FATHER. MR. HARI WAS A MAN WHO HELD THE RESPECT AND ESTEEM OF ALL WHO KNEW HIM. HE WITH HIS FAMILY CAME TO AMERICA IN 1882, AND FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS HE HAS RESIDED ON THE FARM SOUTH OF FAIRBURY. HIS WIFE PASSED AWAY SOME TIME AGO AND SINCE THEN HE HAS MADE HIS HOME WITH HIS CHILDREN. THE FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT THE GERMAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH SOUTH OF TOWN THURSDAY AND WERE LARGELY ATTENDED.

8. EDWARD HONEGGER

FAIRBURY BLADE

MAY 1, 1925

EDWARD HONEGGER

EDWARD HONEGGER, WHO FOR MANY YEARS RESIDED IN THIS VICINITY, DIED AT HIS HOME EIGHT MILES SOUTHEAST OF THIS CITY, SUNDAY MORNING AT 11 O'CLOCK HIS DEATH BEING DUE TO A COMPLICATION OF DISEASES WITH WHICH HE HAD BEEN AFFLICTED FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. HE WAS AGED 63 YEARS, 3 MONTHS AND 25 DAYS.

EDWARD HONEGGER WAS BORN IN SWITZERLAND, DECEMBER 31 1861, AND WHEN FIVE YEARS OF AGE CAME WITH HIS PARENTS TO THIS COUNTRY. HE GREW TO YOUNG MANHOOD IN PLEASANT RIDGE TOWNSHIP, AND ON FEBRUARY 11 1887, WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE TO BERTHA HAAB, AND THEY IMMEDIATELY WENT TO HOUSEKEEPING SOUTHEAST OF THIS CITY, WHERE THEY HAVE SINCE RESIDED. SURVIVING MR. HONEGGER ARE HIS WIFE AND TWELVE CHILDREN.

THE FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD FROM THE SOUTH CHRISTIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH WEDNESDAY.

9. GEORGE IFFT SR.

FAIRBURY BLADE

JAN 19, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR GEO. IFFT HELD SUNDAY

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR GEORGE IFFT WERE HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON FROM THE CHRISTIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH AND INTERMENT WAS IN THE CHURCH CEMETERY. MR. IFFT PASSED AWAY LAST FRIDAY MORNING AT SEVEN O'CLOCK AT THE HOME OF MR. AND MRS. ELI STEIDINGER FOLLOWING A SEVERAL WEEKS ILLNESS. HE WAS AGED 81 YEARS; SIX MONTHS AND EIGHT DAYS.

MR. IFFT WAS BORN IN WALROTH, HESSEN GERMANY, JULY 4 1863. WHEN 18 YEARS OF AGE HE CAME TO AMERICA, AND ON APRIL 21 1884, HE WAS UNITED ON MARRIAGE TO SUSANNAH MILLER, OF CONGERVILLE. TO THEM WERE BORN MRS. MINNIE STEIDINGER, MARGARET, WILLIAM, OF STRAWN; JOHN, OF PEORIA; SAM, OF CROPSEY; MRS. SUSIE SCHLICK, OF ELGIN. MRS. IFFT PASSED AWAY DECEMBER 24 1893, AND IN APRIL 1895, HE WAS MARRIED TO SALOME SCHLIPF, OF PEORIA. SHE PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH IN SEPTEMBER 1897. ON NOVEMBER 25 1898, HE WAS MARRIED TO MARGARET HARI, OF FORREST. SHE SURVIVES TOGETHER WITH THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN BORN TO THIS UNION: MRS. SALOME FEHR, OF ROANOKE; MRS. BERTHA STEIDINGER, OF FORREST; FRED AND GEORGE, OF FAIRBURY; PAUL, OF FORREST; MRS. EDNA MUELLER, OF STRAWN. THERE ARE 48 GRANDCHILDREN.

MR. IFFT WAS A FARMER, WHICH OCCUPATION HE FOLLOWED FOR MANY YEARS, SOUTHEAST OF THIS CITY. HE RETIRED ABOUT 15 YEARS AGO. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE CHRISTIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH.

10. JOHN KAISER SR.

FAIRBURY BLADE

FEB. 14, 1930

JOHN KAISNER SR.

JOHN KAISNER SR., WELL KNOWN RETIRED FARMER, DIED AT HIS HOME, 206 E. ELM STREET, SUNDAY MORNING AT 8:15 O'CLOCK. MR. KAISNER HAD BEEN ILL FOR THE PAST FOUR MONTHS WITH A COMPLICATION OF DISEASES. HE HAD BEEN A RESIDENT OF THIS LOCALITY FOR THE PAST 37 YEARS.

MR. KAISNER WAS BORN IN AUSTRIA-HUNGARY, SEPTEMBER 15 1857, AND GREW TO MANHOOD IN HIS NATIVE COUNTRY. HE WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE THERE MAY 4 1879, TO MISS KATHERINE SNYDER, AND WITH THEIR FAMILY, THEN FIVE SONS , THEY CAME TO THE UNITED STATES IN 1893. THEY SETTLED ON A FARM SOUTH OF FAIRBURY AND LIVED THERE UNTIL 1926, WHEN MR. KAISNER RETIRED FROM ACTIVE WORK AND MOVED TO HIS HOME IN FAIRBURY.

THE CHILDREN ARE JACOB, JOHN, ADAM, DAVID, JOSEPH, FRANCIS AND SAMUEL, SONS, AND ONE DAUGHTER, MRS. JOHN TYLER, NORTH OF FORREST. THESE TOGETHER WITH THE BEREAVED WIFE, ONE SISTER LIVING IN THE OLD COUNTRY, AND ONE SISTER, MRS. BARBARA KALAMAN, LIVING IN OHIO, SURVIVE HIM. ALL OF THE CHILDREN LIVE IN THIS LOCALITY. THERE ARE 21 GRANDCHILDREN SURVIVING. ONE SON, WILLIAM, DIED 11 YEARS AGO.

MR. KAISNER WAS A MEMBER OF THE CHRISTIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH OF THIS CITY, AND THE FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD THERE WEDNESDAY. A LARGE CONCOURSE OF RELATIVES AND FRIENDS ATTENDED. THE REMAINS WERE LAID TO REST IN GRACELAND CEMETERY.

11. ANDREW KOEHL

FAIRBURY BLADE

JULY 3, 1969

RITES MONDAY FOR ANDREW KOEHL, 80

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ANDREW KOEHL, 80, OF FAIRBURY WERE HELD MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 30, 1969, AT 10 O'CLOCK IN THE FORREST APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH. BURIAL WAS IN THE SOUTH APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CEMETERY.

MR. KOEHL DIED AT 7:15 P.M. FRIDAY AT FAIRBURY HOSPITAL, WHERE HE HAD BEEN A PATIENT FOR FOUR WEEKS. HIS BODY WAS TAKEN TO THE COOK FUNERAL HOME.

HE WAS BORN AUGUST 11, 1888, AT FAIRBURY, A SON OF FREDERICK AND MARY STEFFEN KOEHL. HE WAS MARRIED TO MARTHA ZIMMERMAN FEBRUARY 16, 1916, AT PONTIAC. THEY FARMED NEAR STRAWN FOR 33 YEARS BEFORE RETIRING AND MOVING TO FAIRBURY IN 1948.

SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE; FOUR SONS, CLARENCE AND MAURICE, BOTH OF FAIRBURY; VIRGIL, CROPSEY; LEROY, FORREST; FOUR DAUGHTERS, MRS. BERNICE COX, FAIRBURY; MRS. EDITH MEISS, NORMAL; MRS. VELDA HUETTE, FORREST; MRS. ELDORA HOERR, PEORIA; TWO BROTHERS, JOHN AND WALTER, BOTH OF FAIRBURY; TWO SISTERS, MISS. MARY KOEHL, FAIRBURY, AND MRS. EMMA SCHMIDGALL, HANCOCK, MINN.; 30 GRANDCHILDREN AND 6 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.

HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY FOUR BROTHERS AND TWO SISTERS.

MR. KOEHL WAS A MINISTER OF THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH FOR 37 YEARS.

12. ELDER DANIEL ROTH

FAIRBURY BLADE

JUNE 25, 1909

DANIEL ROTH

DANIEL ROTH DIED MONDAY NIGHT AT 11:30 AT HIS HOME EAST OF FAIRBURY. THE DECEASED HAD BEEN IN POOR HEALTH IN RECENT YEARS AND HAD MADE REPEATED TRIPS TO THE HEALTH RESORT AT LATHAM, MO., IN THE HOPES OF BEING BENEFITED. HE LEFT HERE THE LAST TIME IN MARCH AND REMAINED THERE WITH HIS FAMILY FOR THREE MONTHS, RETURNING HOME FRIDAY LAST, WITH BUT LITTLE SIGNS OF IMPROVEMENT. HE WAS AFFLICTED WITH THROAT TROUBLE, AND PASSED AWAY WHILE SEATED IN A CHAIR.

DANIEL ROTH CAME WITH HIS PARENTS TO LIVINGSTON COUNTY IN 1871, WHEN HE WAS 19 YEARS OF AGE AND WAS A MEMBER OF IT FOR NINE YEARS AFTERWARD. HE WAS MARRIED IN 1880 TO CATHERINE HEARTEIN, WHO DIED IN 1900. BECAUSE OF FAILING HEALTH HE REMOVED FROM HIS FARM IN 1892, AND PURCHASED A FOUR-ACRE TRACT JUST EAST OF TOWN. LATER HE MARRIED MISS CLARA HERZOG, TO WHOM WAS BORN FOUR CHILDREN. AS A MAN HE WAS EMINENTLY FAIR IN ALL HIS DEALINGS AND EVER READY TO EXTEND A HELPING HAND TO THE NEEDY AND STRUGGLING.

THE FUNERAL WILL BE HELD TODAY AT 12:30 FROM THE APOSTOLIC CHURCH.

FAIRBURY BLADE

JULY 2, 1909

FUNERAL OF DANIEL ROTH

THE FUNERAL SERVICES OF THE LATE DANIEL ROTH, WHOSE OBITUARY WAS PUBLISHED LAST WEEK, WERE HELD FROM THE GERMAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH LAST FRIDAY AND WAS ONE OF THE LARGEST ATTENDED EVER HELD IN THIS CITY. REV. CHRIS WAGLER, OF PULASKI, IOWA, PREACHED THE SERMON. MR. ROTH HAD MADE MANY FRIENDS IN HIS LONG RESIDENCE IN THIS CITY AND VICINITY AND HIS DEATH IS DEEPLY MOURNED. THE FOLLOWING FRIENDS AND RELATIVES WERE PRESENT FROM OUT OF TOWN:

DAN ROTH AND SON, OF MORTON, MIKE ZIMMERMAN, OF CONGERVILLE, PETER ROTH, LAMAR, MO., NICK ROTH AND FAMILY, OF STRAWN, A. J. ZIMMERMAN, NICK NUSSBAUM AND FAMILY OF REMINGTON, IND., PETER HERSTEIN, OF CULLOM, SAM ROTH AND FAMILY, CHRIS GERBER AND FAMILY, GEO. ZIMMERMAN, JOHN ZIMMERMAN AND FAMILIES, SAM ZEHR, JOE ZEHR, JOSHUA ZEHR AND FAMILIES FROM OUT OF TOWN, AND A HOST OF FRIENDS FROM REMINGTON, IND., GRIDLEY, EUREKA AND OTHER POINTS.

13. PETER SCHAFFER

FAIRBURY BLADE

MAY 2, 1968

FORREST RITES FOR PETER SCHAFFER, 74

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PETER SCHAFFER SR., 74, OF FAIRBURY WERE HELD 1:30 WEDNESDAY AT THE FORREST CHRISTIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH WITH BURIAL AT GRACELAND CEMETERY.

MR. SCHAFFER DIED AT 8:10 P.M. SUNDAY AT THE HOME OF HIS DAUGHTER, MRS. IVAN STEIDINGER, IN FORREST. HIS BODY WAS TAKEN TO THE COOK FUNERAL HOME IN FAIRBURY.

HE WAS BORN OCT. 4, 1893, IN VOEHHERDINGEN, BES RHIN, FRANCE, A SON OF PETER AND HELEN BAUER SCHAFFER. HE CAME TO THE UNITED STATES IN 1895. HE MARRIED KATIE GERBER IN FAIRBURY APRIL 28, 1912.

MR. SCHAFFER WAS A MINISTER IN THE CHRISTIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH AND ALSO FARMED.

HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE; FOUR SONS, CHRIS OF FORREST, AND PETER JR., ROBERT AND RICHARD OF FAIRBURY; FIVE DAUGHTERS, ANNA REBER AND EDNA REBER, BOTH OF PEORIA, NATHALIA WENGER AND HELEN WALTER, BOTH OF FAIRBURY, AND CATHERINE STEIDINGER OF FORREST; 47 GRANDCHILDREN AND 13 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.

A SISTER PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH.

14. HENRY SCHWING

CHATSWORTH PLAINDEALER

AUG. 14, 1880

DEATHS

MR. SWING FORMERLY OF ACKRON, OHIO, DIED AT HIS HOME IN THIS TOWNSHIP.

TUESDAY EVENING, AGED 67 YEARS. HIS FUNERAL WAS ATTENDED THURSDAY.

15. SAMUEL SLAGEL

FAIRBURY BLADE

DEC. 3, 1937

FUNERAL SERVICES OF SAMUEL SLAGEL HELD YESTERDAY

PASSED AWAY MONDAY EVENING AT 6 O'CLOCK AT HIS HOME ON EAST WALNUT STREET.

SAMUEL SLAGEL, PROMINENT FARMER OF THIS COMMUNITY FOR MANY YEARS, PASSED AWAY MONDAY EVENING AT SIX O'CLOCK AT HIS HOME AT 407 EAST WALNUT STREET, DEATH BEING DUE TO THE INFIRMITIES OF ADVANCED AGE.

HE WAS BORN NOVEMBER 30 1849, IN WISCONSIN AND GREW TO YOUNG MANHOOD THERE. IN THE EARLY SEVENTIES HE CAME TO THIS COMMUNITY, AND ON NOVEMBER 28 1875, IN THIS CITY HE WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE TO MISS MARY DEMLER.

MR. SLAGEL WAS ENGAGED IN FARMING MOST OF HIS LIFE AND RESIDED ON HIS FARM, ABOUT FIVE MILES SOUTHEAST OF THIS CITY, FOR MANY YEARS.

RETIRING FROM THE FARM IN 1908, HE AND MRS. SLAGEL MOVED TO THE HOME IN THIS CITY WHERE HE HAD SINCE RESIDED.

HE LEAVES SURVIVING ONE DAUGHTER, MRS. PAUL HOFFMAN, AND ONE SON, DANIEL, BOTH RESIDENTS OF THIS COMMUNITY. ONE SON, SAMUEL, DIED AT THE AGE OF FOUR YEARS, AND ANOTHER SON, JOSEPH, PASSED AWAY A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO IN NEW MEXICO. SURVIVING ALSO ARE TWO SISTERS, MRS. SOPHIA RAPP, OF EVANSTON, AND MRS. ALBERT REIMAN, OF OAKVILLE IOWA. MRS. SLAGEL DIED ABOUT TEN YEARS AGO.

FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD YESTERDAY AFTERNOON AT ONE O'CLOCK AT THE CHRISTIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH ON EAST ELM STREET, OF WHICH HE WAS A MEMBER. INTERMENT WAS IN GRACELAND CEMETERY.

OUT-OF-TOWN RELATIVES WHO WERE HERE YESTERDAY TO ATTEND THE FUNERAL INCLUDE: MR. AND MRS. AL HIMELICH, OF FRANCESVILLE IND.; MR. AND MRS. ERNEST MUELLER AND J. D. SWING, OF LA CROSSE IND.; JOE SWING, OF HOOPSTON; MRS. SAM GETZ, OF TREMONT; MRS. LENA SCHAAB, OF NORMAL, AND FRIENDS FROM CISSNA PARK, REMINGTON IND., PEORIA, MORTON, ELGIN, TREMONT AND SABETHA KAN.

16. PETER SOMMER

FAIRBURY BLADE

FEB. 20, 1920

PETER SOMMER DEAD, FORMERLY RESIDED HERE

THE PEORIA STAR OF TUESDAY CONTAINED A NOTICE OF THE DEATH OF PETER SOMMER, OF THAT CITY, WHO PASSED AWAY AT ST. PETERSBURG, FLA., MONDAY, WHERE HA HAD GONE TO SPEND THE WINTER. HE WAS 75 YEARS OLD. MR. SOMMER RESIDED HERE IN HIS YOUNGER DAYS AND OWNED THE FARM WHERE THE SOUTH CHRISTIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH NOW STANDS.

THE STAR IN SPEAKING OF HIS DEATH SAYS:

PETER SOMMER, FATHER OF PRESIDENT P. W. SOMMER OF KEYSTONE STEEL AND WIRE CO., WHO, IN A LITTLE WOODEN SHED IN TREMONT, TAZEWELL COUNTY, WOVE THE FIRST WIRE FENCE, NEUCLEUS OF THE GIANT PEORIA INDUSTRY OF TODAY, DIED AT 11 O’CLOCK MONDAY MORNING IN ST. PETERSBURG, FLA., WHERE HE HAD BEEN SPENDING THE COLDER MONTHS AT THE WINTER HOME OF HIS SON. HIS AILMENT WAS ANGINA PECTORIS. HIS AGE WAS 76 YEARS.

PETER SOMMER WAS THE INVENTOR OF THE WIRE FENCE. THIRTY-ONE YEARS AGO HE CONCEIVED THE IDEA OF WEAVING WIRE INTO A "NEW" KING OF FENCE. WITH HIS SONS JOHN AND P. W. HE DESIGNED AND BUILT HIS FIRST WEAVING MACHINE IN A LITTLE FRAME BUILDING STILL STANDING IN THAT VILLAGE. HIS FIRST STRING OF FENCE CREATED A SENSATION AMONG THE FARMERS. THEY SAW IT WAS CHEAP, PRACTICAL AND A GREAT SAVING OF LABOR. THE LITTLE PLANT WAS SOON OUTGROWN AND A LARGER ONE WAS BUILT. THAT WAS __ TURN OUTGROWN AND BESIDES HIS SONS THE INVENTOR WAS EMPLOYING SEVERAL MEN.

IN 1895 WHEN IT BECAME EVIDENT THAT TREMONT COULD NOT SUPPLY FACILITIES FOR MAKING AND SHIPPING FENCING, THE ______ CAME WHEN THE CONSERVATIVE INVENTOR DECIDED TO MOVE TO PEORIA, WHICH HE DID IN 1895, LOCATING ON SOUTH ADAMS STREET. ALTHOUGH THIS PLANT WAS MUCH LARGER, IT, TOO WAS SOON OUTGROWN AND THAN FOLLOWED THE REMOVAL TO THE MANUFACTURING SUBURB OF SOUTH BARTONVILLE.

THE FENCE AND THE MACHINE FOR ITS WEAVING WERE PERFECTED AND THE BRAND WAS MADE "SQUARE DEAL." ADDITION AFTER ADDITION CAME RAPIDLY AND THEN THE STEEL MILLS WITH THEIR THREE OPEN-HEART FURNACES EACH REPRESENTING A MILLION DOLLAR INVESTMENT, THE VAST STRUCTURES OF ROD MILLS, BLOOMING MILLS, SOAKING PITS, ETC., CONNECTED WITH FIVE MILES OF PRIVATE SWITCH TRACKS AND A CANAL A MILE OR MORE LONG FROM THE RIVER. IT IS A FAR CALL FROM THE WOODEN SHED IN TREMONT TO THE STEELDALE OF TODAY, THE CULMINATIONS OF PETER SOMMER’S DREAM. THE KEYSTONE STORY IS AN INDUSTRIAL ROMANCE.

MR. SOMMER HELD THE POSITION OF VICE-PRESIDENT IN THE VAST ENTERPRISE HE FOUNDED, BUT HAD RETIRED FROM ACTIVE MANAGEMENT OF ITS AFFAIRS AND WITH HIS WIFE, DIVIDED HIS TIME BETWEEN THEIR HOME IN COLORADO, IN PEORIA AND IN FLORIDA. MRS. SOMMER WAS WITH HIM AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH, AS WAS HIS SON, P. W. SOMMER. B. L. SOMMER LEFT FOR FLORIDA YESTERDAY AND JOHN SOMMER TODAY. THE BODY WILL BE BROUGHT TO PEORIA FOR COMMITMENT IN SPRINGDALE CEMETERY.

PETER SOMMER WAS A MAN OF SIMPLE AND KINDLY LIFE. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE APOSTOLIC CHURCH, A MAN WHOSE SIMPLE WORD WAS HIS BOND, HONORED AND RESPECTED OF ALL. HE WAS BORN IN TAZEWELL COUNTY, NEAR PEKIN, IN 1844, AND WHEN 21 YEARS OF AGE WAS MARRIED HIS BRIDE MISS. MARY BREISACHER. HE FOLLOWED HIS TRADE AS WAGON MAKER IN THE VILLAGE OF MORTON. LATER HE MOVED TO FAIRBURY WHERE HE LIVED ON A FARM UNTIL HE MOVED TO TREMONT.

17. CONRAD STEFFEN

FAIRBURY BLADE

JAN. 20, 1922

CONRAD STEFFEN DIES SUDDENLY NEAR CROPSEY

CONRAD STEFFEN, ONE OF THE HIGHLY RESPECTED AND WELL-KNOWN FARMERS RESIDING SOUTH OF THIS CITY IN THE VICINITY OF CROPSEY, WAS FOUND DEAD BY MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY TUESDAY EVENING A LITTLE BEFORE SIX O'CLOCK, DEATH BEING CAUSED BY APPOPLEXY.

MR. STEFFEN TOGETHER WITH OTHERS OF HIS FAMILY HAD BEEN TO FORREST THAT AFTERNOON IN HIS CAR, AND WHEN THEY ARRIVED HOME A LITTLE AFTER FIVE O'CLOCK, HE TOLD THE OTHERS TO GO INTO THE HOUSE AND HE WOULD DRAIN THE RADIATOR AND PUT THE CAR AWAY. WHEN HE DID NOT RETURN WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY WENT OUT TO SEE WHAT WAS KEEPING HIM. THEY FOUND HIM LYING DEAD JUST OUTSIDE THE GARAGE BY THE SIDE OF THE HIS CAR. A PHYSICIAN WAS SUMMONED, BUT LIFE WAS EXTINCT.

MR. STEFFEN HAD SEEMED TO BE IN HIS USUAL ROBUST HEALTH AND HIS DEATH WAS NOT ONLY A SHOCK TO HIS FAMILY, BUT ALSO HIS ACQUAINTANCES.

CONRAD STEFFEN WAS BORN ON THE OLD HOME PLACE NEAR CROPSEY, NOVEMBER 24 1869. TWENTY-NINE YEARS AGO HE WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE TO KATI HARI WHO TOGETHER WITH THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN SURVIVES: WALTER, ANNA, MARY, TILLIE, BEN AND KATIE. ALL OF THE CHILDREN RESIDE AT HOME, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF WALTER, WHO IS MARRIED. THERE ALSO SURVIVE TWO BROTHERS AND TWO SISTERS - ALBERT AND ANDREW STEFFEN OF CROPSEY AND MRS. CARL HUBER AND MRS. GOTTLIEB HARI, OF STRAWN.

FOR 26 YEARS MR. STEFFEN HAD RESIDED ON THE PLACE WHERE HE DIED AND DURING THAT TIME HE HAD GAINED THE CONFIDENCE AND RESPECT OF ALL WHO KNEW HIM. FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS HE HAD ACTED AS PASTOR OF THE SOUTH CHRISTIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH, FROM WHICH PLACE THE FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD THIS AFTERNOON.

18. WALTER STEFFEN

FAIRBURY BLADE

OCT. 9, 1980

HOLD FRIDAY RITES FOR WALTER STEFFEN

WALTER J. STEFFEN, 84, OF 202 S. SIXTH ST., FAIRBURY DIED AT 10:18 A.M. WEDNESDAY OCT. 1 AT FAIRBURY HOSPITAL.

HIS FUNERAL WAS FRIDAY AT FAIRBURY APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH MINISTERS OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN SOUTH APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CEMETERY.

DUFFY-PILS MEMORIAL HOME WAS IN CHARGE OF THE ARRANGEMENTS.

HE WAS BORN FEB. 1, 1896, IN CROPSEY, A SON OF CONRAD AND CATHERINE HARI STEFFEN. HE MARRIED MARTHA R. BAHLER MARCH 7, 1920, IN REMINGTON, IND. SHE SURVIVES.

ALSO SURVIVING ARE A BROTHER, BEN, FAIRBURY; AND FOUR SISTERS, ANNA, MARY, TILLIE AND KATHRYN STEFFEN, ALL OF FAIRBURY.

HE WAS A MEMBER OF FAIRBURY APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH, AND WAS A WORLD WAR I VETERAN AND RETIRED FARMER.

19. NICKLAUS WANNER

NO OBITUARY

20. HEINRICH ZIEGENHORN

UNKNOWN PAPER

DEC.1906

A FATHER LAID TO REST

HEINRICH ZIEGENHORN DIED AT HIS RESIDENCE IN CLAYTONVILLE, TUESDAY MORNING, DEC. 11, 1906, AT 2 O’CLOCK. BEFORE HIS DEATH MR. ZIEGENHORN DID NOT COMPLAIN OF ANY AILMENTS BUT SEEMED TO GROW WEAK, AND DEATH CAME AS A PEACEFUL SLEEP.

HEINRICH ZIEGENHORN WAS BORN IN PRUSSIA, OCT. 19, 1823. WHEN A YOUNG MAN HE BECAME A MECHANIC.

HE WAS MARRIED TO DOROTHA SCHMIDT IN PRUSSIA ABOUT THE YEAR 1850. SIX CHILDREN WERE BORN TO THEM IN PRUSSIA AND FRANCE WHERE THEY LIVED FOR SEVEN YEARS. IN 1865 MR. ZIEGENHORN EMIGRATED TO THE UNITED STATES WHERE THEY MADE THEIR HOME AT PEORIA, ILL. HERE HE FOLLOWED HIS TRADE FOR THREE YEARS. IN PEORIA THE YOUNGEST CHILD WAS BORN.

IN 1868 THE FAMILY MOVED TO FAIRBURY WHERE THEY COMMENCED FARMING. IN 1875 THE FAMILY AGAIN MOVED AND THIS TIME TO IROQUOIS COUNTY, LOCATING SOUTH OF CLAYTONVILLE. THE CHILDREN HAVING GROWN SO THEY COULD RUN THE FARM. MR. ZIEGENHORN MOVED TO CLAYTONVILLE IN 1888 WHERE HE LIVED UNTIL HIS DEATH. DOROTHA, HIS WIFE, HAVING DIED IN MAY, 1905.

THE SEVEN CHILDREN WHO MOURN HIS DEATH AND SURVIVE HIM ARE ALENA HEINEGER, NORTH OF CLAYTONVILLE, SAMUEL, OF FAIRBURY, ILLINOIS, HENRY, OF JOY, ILLINOIS; DOROTHA BAUMGARTNER, OF CISSNA PARK, HANNAH HARDY, OF BUCKLEY, THHEODORE, OF WEINER, ARKANSAS AND AUGUST, OF CLAYTONVILLE.

FAIRBURY BLADE

DEC. 14, 1906

MR. AND MRS. SAMUEL ZIEGENHORN AND SON, AARON, SAMUEL NUSSBAUM AND JAKE NUSSBAUM ARE ATTENDING THE FUNERAL OF MR. ZIEGENHORN'S FATHER, AT CLAYTONVILLE, ILL., THIS WEEK. HE WAS 85 YEARS OF AGE.

 


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