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THE SOHN FAMILY

PHILLIP SOHN 1826 - 1891

(WIFE) SALOME (KELLER) SOHN 1836 - 1898

1880 FORREST TOWNSHIP

147/150 PHILLIP SOHN, HEAD, (AGE) 56, (BORN) FRANCE, (JOB) FARMER

SALLIE SOHN, WIFE, (AGE) 45, (BORN) FRANCE

GEORGE SOHN, SON, (AGE) 18, (BORN) FRANCE

MARY SOHN, DAUGHTER, (AGE) 16, (BORN) FRANCE

JACOB SOHN, SON, (AGE) 8, (BORN) FRANCE

JACOB KELLER, FATHER-IN-LAW, (AGE) 72, (BORN) FRANCE

ABOVE IS THE ONLY INFORMATION I CAN FIND ON PHILLIP AND SALOME (KELLER) SOHN. THEY ARE BOTH BURIED IN THE SOUTH APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CEMETERY.

1. PHILIP SOHN 1857 - 1912

PHILLIP SOHN DIES SUDDENLY

PHILLIP SOHN, ONE OF THE WELL KNOWN AND PROMINENT GERMAN FARMERS OF FORREST TOWNSHIP, DIED VERY SUDDENLY MONDAY EVENING ABOUT FIVE O’CLOCK FROM AN ATTACK OF APPOPLEXY. MR. SOHN HAD BEEN FEELING UNUSUALLY WELL OF LATE AND MONDAY WAS ASSISTING IN PUTTING UP HAY ON HIS FARM, FOUR MILES SOUTH OF FORREST. HE WAS NOT WORKING A GREAT DEAL, BUT HAD A FORK AND WAS GATHERING UP THE LOOSE HAY HERE AND THERE AND PILLING IT UP. HIS BOY AND HIS SON-IN-LAW, FRED RIEGER, WERE RUNNING THE HAY LOADER AND UNLOADING THE HAY. THE TWO YOUNG MEN HAD DRIVEN, INTO THE BARN LOT, WHICH WAS JUST ACROSS THE ROAD FROM THE HAY FIELD, AND WERE GOING TO UNLOAD THEIR HAY AND GO BACK FOR THE LAST LOAD. MR. SOHN’S SON LOOKED AROUND AND SAW HIS FATHER MOTION FOR HIM TO COME. HE KNEW SOMETHING WAS WRONG AND BOTH YOUNG MEN HASTENED TO THE STRICKEN MAN. WHEN THEY REACHED HIS SIDE HE COULD NOT TALK. THE WOMEN FOLK BROUGHT WATER WHICH THEY TRIED TO GIVE HIM, BUT HE COULD NOT SWALLOW IT. THEY CARRIED HIM TI THE HOUSE AND SUMMONED A DOCTOR, BUT BE BREATHED HIS LAST A SHORT TIME AFTER REACHING THE HOUSE AND BEFORE THE DOCTOR ARRIVED. MR. SOHN HAD SUFFERED ATTACKS OF HEART TROUBLE PREVIOUSLY AND HAD FREQUENTLY PREDICTED THAT HE WOULD DIE IN JUST THAT MANNER. HE HAD BEEN LOOKING AND FEELING UNUSUALLY WELL OF LATE AND MONDAY HAD REMARKED UPON HOW GOOD HE WAS FEELING.

PHILLIP SOHN WAS BORN ON A FARM IN ELSASS, NEAR REISHOFEN, COUNTY OF NUDERBRAUN, GERMANY, MAY 12, 1857. HE CAME TO AMERICA WHEN HE WAS 16 YEARS OLD AND WENT TO WORK FOR JOHN EBERSALL IN FORREST TOWNSHIP. A FEW YEARS LATER HE WENT TO ROANOKE, WHERE HE FOLLOWED THE OCCUPATION OF A FARMER, IT WAS THERE HE MET AND MARRIED MISS ELOUISE WAINETTE IN 1882. TWELVE CHILDREN WERE BORN TO THEM OF WHOM THERE ARE NINE SURVIVING, TWO SONS AND ONE DAUGHTER DYING IN INFANCY. THE

SURVIVING CHILDREN ARE SALOME RIEGER, TILLIE, LIZZIE, PHILLIP, BENJAMIN, MARTHA, JEFFIE, LYDIA AND PERCILLA, WHO WITH THE BEREAVED WIFE AND NUMEROUS FRIENDS AND RELATIVES MOURN HIS DEATH.

MR. AND MRS. SOHN CAME TO THIS LOCALITY 23 YEARS AGO AND HE ENGAGED IN FARMING SOUTH OF FORREST. HE WAS AN HONEST AND UPRIGHT CITIZEN, A KIND AND LOVING HUSBAND AND FATHER AND A GOOD NEIGHBOR. HIS DEATH WILL BE MOURNED BY MANY FRIENDS AND THE BEREAVED FAMILY HAVE THE SYMPATHY OF ALL.

MRS. ELISE SOHN DIES MONDAY AT AGE OF 81 YEARS

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY IN SOUTH APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH

MRS. ELISE SOHN DIED AT HER HOME IN FAIRBURY AT 5:30 MONDAY MORNING AFTER AN ILLNESS OF SIX MONTHS’ DURATION AND BEING BEDFAST THREE WEEKS. SHE WAS PAST 81 YEARS OF AGE.

FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD WEDNESDAY AT 12:45 P. M. AT THE RESIDENCE, 307 E. OAK STREET, AND AT 1:30 O’CLOCK AT THE SOUTH APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH, OF WHICH SHE WAS A MEMBER. INTERMENT WAS MADE IN THE CHURCH CEMETERY.

ELISE WEYENETH, DAUGHTER OF JACOB AND ELIZABETH WEYENETH, WAS BORN IN SWITZERLAND, MAY 3, 1861, AND CAME TO THE UNITED STATES AT THE AGE OF NINE. SHE WAS MARRIED TO PHILIP SOHN AT ROANOKE, ILL., MAY 7, 1882. THEY LIVED AT ROANOKE SEVERAL YEARS. HER HUSBAND PRECEDED HER IN DEATH IN JULY, 1912 MRS. SOHN, WITH HER FAMILY, CAME TO RESIDE IN FAIRBURY.

MRS. SOHN IS SURVIVED BY THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN: MRS. MATILDA RIEGER, MRS. ELISE STREITMATTER, PHILIP AND J. U. SOHN AND LYDIA MAIER, ALL OF FORREST; MARTHA, BENJAMIN AND PRISCILLA, AT HOME; A SISTER, MRS. JOHN MANINGER, HARPER, KANSAS; 15 GRANDCHILDREN AND NINE GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY TWO SONS, TWO DAUGHTERS, FOUR BROTHERS AND A SISTER.

PHILIP SOHN 1857 - 1912

(WIFE) ELISE (WEYENETH) SOHN 1860 - 1943

(DAUGHTER) MATILDA SOHN 1883 - 1888

(SON) ALPHA SOHN 1885 - 1888

(DAUGHTER) SALOME (SOHN) RIEGER 1885 - 1920

(SON) JOSEPH SOHN 1888 - 1888

(DAUGHTER) MATILDA (SOHN) RIEGER 1889 - 1971

(DAUGHTER) ELISE (SOHN) STREITMATTER 1892 - 1963

(SON) PHILLIP SOHN 1894 - 1988

(SON) BENJAMIN SOHN 1896 - 1960

(DAUGHTER) MARTHA SOHN 1898 - 1962

(SON) JEPHTHAH "JEFF" SOHN 1900 - 1971

(DAUGHTER) LYDIA (SOHN) MAIER 1902 - 1969

(DAUGHTER) PRISCILLA SOHN 1905 - 1986

SALOME (SOHN) RIEGER 1885 - 1920

MRS. FRED RIEGER

MRS. RIEGER DIED AT HER HOME SOUTHEAST OF FAIRBURY LAST FRIDAY NIGHT FOLLOWING A BRIEF ILLNESS, DEATH BEING DUE TO A BLOOD CLOT. SHE HAD BEEN IN HER USUAL HEALTH UNTIL JUST TWO WEEKS BEFORE HER DEATH, WHEN SHE FELL WHILE ABOUT HER WORK AND BECAME UNCONSCIOUS FOR A SHORT TIME. SHE APPARENTLY RECOVERED FROM THE ATTACK AND ON DAY OF HER DEATH HAD DONE THE USUAL HOUSEWORK AND HAD PREPARED THE EVENING MEAL WHEN SHE COMPLAINED OF A TERRIBLE PAIN IN HER HEAD. SHE SOON LOST CONSCIOUSNESS AND DIED THAT EVENING.

SALOME SOHN WAS BORN IN WOODFORD COUNTY, MARCH 16, 1885. WHEN SHE WAS FOUR YEARS OLD SHE CAME WITH HER PARENTS, MR. AND MRS. PHILLIP SOHN, SR., TO LIVE ON A FARM SOUTH OF FORREST. SHE WAS MARRIED TO FRED RIEGER DECEMBER 25, 1906, AND WENT TO HOUSEKEEPING AT REMINGTON, IND. FOUR YEARS LATER THEY REMOVED TO THE FARM WHERE THEY HAVE SINCE RESIDED.

SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER HUSBAND, FIVE CHILDREN, CLARA, PHILLIP, LEAH, HERMAN AND ALDINE, HER MOTHER, FIVE SISTERS AND THREE BROTHERS AS FOLLOWS: MATTILDA, ELIZA, MARTHA, LYDIA, PRISCILLA, PHILLIP, BENJAMIN AND JEPTHA.

SERVICES WERE HELD FROM THE SOUTH CHRISTIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH, SUNDAY, AND WERE LARGELY ATTENDED BY FRIENDS AND RELATIVES, MANY BEING PRESENT FROM PRINCEVILLE, PEORIA, ROANOKE, MORTON, GRIDLEY, CISSNA PARK AND REMINGTON AND WOLCOTT, IND.

MATILDA (SOHN) RIEGER 1889 - 1971

HOLD RITES TODAY FOR MRS. RIEGER, 81

MRS. MATILDA RIEGER, 81, FORREST, DIED AT 11:45 A. M. TUESDAY, MAR. 9, 1971, IN FAIRBURY HOSPITAL. SHE HAD BEEN ILL SEVERAL MONTHS.

FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT 10 A. M. THURSDAY, MAR. 11, IN THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH WITH BURIAL IN THE SOUTH APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH CEMETERY. SHE WILL BE TAKEN TO THE CHURCH AT 9 A. M. THURSDAY.

VISITATION WAS HELD FROM 2 - 4 AND 6 - 9 WEDNESDAY, MAR. 10, AT THE CULKIN FUNERAL HOME, FORREST.

SHE WAS BORN NOVEMBER 15, 1889, IN FORREST TOWNSHIP, A DAUGHTER OF PHILIP AND ELISE WEYENETH SOHN. SHE WAS MARRIED TO ANDREW D. RIEGER JAN. 2, 1913, AT PONTIAC. HE DIED MARCH 15, 1951.

SURVIVING ARE TWO SONS, HARVEY AND RICHARD, FORREST, A SISTER, MISS PRISCILLA SOHN, FAIRBURY, TWO BROTHERS, J. U. SOHN AND PHIL SOHN, FORREST, 11 GRANDCHILDREN AND SEVEN GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.

THREE BROTHERS FIVE SISTERS AND A GRANDCHILD PRECEDED HER IN DEATH.

SHE WAS A MEMBER OF THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH.

ELISE (SOHN) STREITMATTER 1892 - 1963

FORREST LADY DIES; SERVICES ARE FRIDAY

MRS. ELISE STREITMATTER, 71, FORREST, DIED WEDNESDAY AT 12:45 A. M. AT THE FAIRBURY HOSPITAL.

FRIENDS MAY CALL AT CULKIN’S FUNERAL HOME IN FORREST AFTER 2 P. M. THURSDAY. SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT THE FORREST APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH AT 10 A. M. FRIDAY. BURIAL WILL BE IN THE SOUTH APOSTOLIC CEMETERY.

SHE WAS BORN JAN. 5, 1892, IN FORREST TOWNSHIP, THE DAUGHTER OF PHILIP AND ELISE WEYENETH SOHN. SHE MARRIED HARRY STREITMATTER FEB. 11, 1914, IN PEORIA.

SURVIVING ARE HER HUSBAND; A SON, EDWIN, FORREST; ONE DAUGHTER, MRS. ARDELLA ZIMMERMAN, FAIRBURY; TWO BROTHERS, PHILIP AND JEFF SOHN, BOTH OF FORREST; THREE SISTERS, MRS. MATHILDA REIGER, MRS. LYDIA MAIER, BOTH OF FORREST; AND MISS PRISCILLA SOHN, FAIRBURY.

THREE GRANDCHILDREN ALSO SURVIVE.

SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY THREE SISTERS AND THREE BROTHERS.

PHILLIP SOHN 1894 - 1988

LIFELONG AREA RESIDENT PHILIP D. SOHN, 94, DIES

THE FUNERAL OF PHILIP D. SOHN, 94, FAIRBURY, WAS AT 10 A. M. TUESDAY AT THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH, FAIRBURY, WITH CHURCH MINISTERS OFFICIATING.

BURIAL WAS IN GRACELAND CEMETERY, FAIRBURY.

VISITATION WAS FROM 2 TO 4 AND 6 TO 8 P. M. MONDAY AT THE DUFFY-PILS MEMORIAL HOME, FAIRBURY, AND FOR ONE HOUR BEFORE THE SERVICE AT THE CHURCH TUESDAY.

MR. SOHN DIED AT 9:40 P. M. SATURDAY, SEPT. 17, 1988 AT FAIRVIEW HAVEN, FAIRBURY.

HE WAS BORN JAN. 14, 1894, IN FORREST, A SON PHILIP AND ELIZABETH WYANETT SOHN. HE MARRIED MARGARET M. AELLIG ON FEB. 24, 1920, IN BLOOMINGTON. SHE DIED OCT. 1, 1985.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE ONE SON, PAUL, MEMPHIS, TENN.; ONE DAUGHTER, PHYLLIS ALPORT, CHICAGO; FIVE GRANDCHILDREN; AND SIX GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.

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

MR. SOHN ATTENDED THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN, FAIRBURY. A WORLD WAR I ARMY VETERAN, HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE FORREST AMERICAN LEGION POST.

HE LIVED 52 YEARS IN FORREST, MOVING TO FAIRBURY IN 1972.

HE WAS EMPLOYED BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION FOR MANY YEARS.

PALLBEARERS WERE RICHARD, HARVEY, LEONARD RIEGER, EDWIN STREITMATTER, LARRY SOHN AND ROGER MILLER.

BENJAMIN SOHN 1896 - 1960

BEN V. SOHN DIES TUESDAY

BEN V. SOHN, 64, DIED AT THE FAIRBURY HOSPITAL AT 12:44 A. M., TUESDAY. HE HAD BEEN AN INVALID ALL HIS LIFE WITH HIS HEALTH BECOMING VERY BAD IN THE PAST NINE YEARS.

HE MADE HIS HOME WITH TWO OF HIS SISTERS, MISS MARTHA SOHN AND MISS PRISCILLA SOHN, AT 307 E. OAK STREET, FAIRBURY.

FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT THE MOWERY FUNERAL HOME TODAY AT 2 P. M. BURIAL WILL BE IN THE INDIAN GROVE APOSTOLIC CEMETERY, FIVE MILES SOUTH OF FAIRBURY. THE REV. JOSHUA BROQUARD WILL OFFICIATE. MUSIC WILL BE FURNISHED BY THE CHURCH SINGERS. BEARERS WILL BE SIX OF HIS NEPHEWS.

MR. SOHN WAS BORN FEBRUARY 14, SON OF PHILLIP AND ELISE WEYNETH SOHN. HE ATTENDED FORREST TOWNSHIP RURAL SCHOOLS. HE NEVER MARRIED. HE WAS A LANDOWNER IN THE FORREST TOWNSHIP.

SURVIVING ARE FIVE SISTERS AND TWO BROTHERS: MRS ANDREW RIEGER, MRS. ANDREW MAIER, MRS HARRY STREITMATTER, PHIL SOHN, JEFF SOHN, ALL OF FORREST AND MARTHA AND PRISCILLA, AT HOME.

MARTHA SOHN 1898 - 1962

NO OBITUARY

JEPHTHAH "JEFF" SOHN 1900 - 1971

HOLD OCT. 26 RITES FOR J. U. SOHN, 71, FORREST

J. U. SOHN, 71, FORREST, A RETIRED FARMER, DIED AT 10 A. M. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1971, AT HIS HOME.

FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT 10 A. M. TUESDAY, OCT. 26, 1971, AT THE FORREST APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH. BURIAL WAS IN THE NORTH APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CEMETERY. CULKIN FUNERAL HOME, FORREST, WAS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.

HE WAS BORN MAY 25, 1900, IN FORREST TOWNSHIP, A SON OF PHILIP AND ELISE WEYNETH SOHN. HE MARRIED LUELLA HIRSTEIN JANUARY 3, 1929, AT FORREST. HE RETIRED FROM FARMING IN 1940.

SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE; A SON, LARRY, FAIRBURY; A BROTHER, PHILIP, FORREST; A SISTER, MISS PRISCILLA, FAIRBURY; TWO GRANDCHILDREN, JEFFERY AND LANETTE SOHN, FAIRBURY.

HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY A DAUGHTER, THREE BROTHERS AND SIX SISTERS.

MR. SOHN’S NEPHEWS, PAUL SOHN, VERNON MAIER, RICHARD RIEGER, PHIL RIEGER, EDWIN STREITMATTER AND HERMAN RIEGER, WERE PALLBEAERS.

LYDIA (SOHN) MAIER 1902 - 1969

NO OBITUARY

PRISCILLA SOHN 1905 - 1986

PRISCILLA SOHN, 81, LIFETIME RESIDENT OF FAIRBURY AREA, DIES

PRISCILLA SOHN, 81, OF 402 S. THIRD ST., FAIRBURY, A LIFETIME RESIDENT OF THE FAIRBURY AND FORREST AREA, DIED AT 11:46 A. M. ON AUGUST 16, 1986 AT FAIRBURY HOSPITAL.

HER FUNERAL WAS AT 10:30 A. M. TUESDAY AT THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, FAIRBURY, REV. GALEN SCHWARZ OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN THE SOUTH APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CEMETERY, RURAL FAIRBURY.

PALLBEARERS WERE EDWIN STREITMATTER, VERNON MAIER, HARVE AND RICHARD RIEGER, PAUL AND LARRY SOHN.

SHE WAS BORN MARCH 11, 1905 IN FORREST, A DAUGHTER OF PHILIP AND ELISE WEYENETH SOHN.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE ONE BROTHER, PHILIP, FAIRBURY; AND SEVERAL NIECES AND NEPHEWS.

SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY FOUR BROTHERS AND SIX SISTERS.

MISS SOHN WAS A MEMBER OF THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, FAIRBURY, THE 20TH CENTURY CLUB, THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED PERSONS AND THE MIRIAM CIRCLE OF THE CHURCH.

2. MARY (SOHN) PETER 1863 - 1922

MRS. MICHAEL PETERS

MRS. MICHAEL PETERS PASSED AWAY AT HER HOME ON SOUTH FIFTH STREET ON MONDAY AFTERNOON ABOUT 4 O’CLOCK, AT THE AGE OF 59 YEARS, 4 MONTHS AND 9 DAYS. SHE HAD BEEN ILL FOR SOME TIME WITH HEART TROUBLE.

MARY SOHN WAS BORN AT REICHAHEFFEN, ALSAC, GERMANY, JULY 11, 1863. WHEN TWELVE YEARS OF AGE SHE CAME WITH HER PARENTS TO THIS COUNTRY AND THEY SETTLED ON A FARM SOUTHEAST OF THIS CITY. SHE CONTINUED TO LIVE IN THAT VICINITY UNTIL ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO, WHEN THE FAMILY MOVED TO THIS CITY.

ON DECEMBER 20, 1890, SHE WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE TO MICHAEL PETERS, WHO TOGETHER WITH THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN SURVIVE: MRS. S. H. CLAUSS, OF PLEASANT RIDGE, IND.; JACOB, RESIDING NEAR THIS CITY, AND BEN, SALLY, MARY, ANNA AND LYDIA, AT HOME. FOUR CHILDREN DIED IN INFANCY. HER PARENTS AND THREE BROTHERS ALSO PRECEDED HER IN DEATH.

DECEASED WAS A FINE CHRISTIAN WOMAN, AN EXCELLENT NEIGHBOR AND LOVING WIFE AND MOTHER. SHE WILL NOT ONLY BE MISSED IN THE HOME, BUT BY OTHERS WITH WHOM SHE CAME IN CONTACT.

THE FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT THE CHRISTIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH YESTERDAY AFTERNOON. INTERMENT WAS IN GRACELAND CEMETERY.

MARY (SOHN) PETER 1863 - 1922

(HUSBAND) MICHAEL PETER 1858 - 1949

(SON) JACOB PETER 1893 - 1965

(SON) BENJAMIN PETER 1897 - 1970

(DAUGHTER) LENA (PETER) CLAUSS 1899 - 1980

(DAUGHTER) SALLIE (PETER) IFFT 1901 - 2000

(DAUGHTER) MARY (PETER) BOLLIGER 1903 - 1972

(DAUGHTER) ANNA (PETER) FEHR 1906 - 1992

(DAUGHTER) LYDIA PETER 1907 - 1997

3. JACOB SOHN 1872 - 1910

JACOB SOHN

JACOB SOHN WAS BORN IN GERMANY IN MAY, 1872, AND CAME TO THIS COUNTRY WITH HIS PARENTS WHEN TWO YEARS OLD. THEY LOCATED ON THE FARM, SOUTH OF FAIRBURY AND HE HAS LIVED THERE MOST OF HIS LIFE. HE WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE ABOUT SIX YEARS AGO TO MISS ANNA PETER, WHO WITH FOUR CHILDREN, SURVIVE HIM. THE DECEASED WAS A MAN OF KIND HEART AND ALWAYS READY TO HELP A NEIGHBOR OR FRIEND. THE FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT THE FAMILY HOME THURSDAY AFTERNOON. THE GRIEF STRICKEN FAMILY HAVE THE SYMPATHY OF ALL IN THEIR GREAT TROUBLE.

ANNIE SOHN, 92, DIES TUESDAY; RITES FRIDAY

MRS. ANNIE SOHN, 92, OF FAIRBURY, DIED AT 7:35 P. M. TUESDAY NOV. 7, 1967, AT THE FAIRBURY HOSPITAL WHERE SHE WAS A PATIENT 12 DAYS. MRS. SOHN HAD BEEN ILL FOR THE PAST TWO MONTHS.

HER FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE FRIDAY AT 10 A. M. AT THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN FAIRBURY. VISITATION WILL BE FROM 2 TO 5 AND 7 TO 9 THURSDAY AT THE COOK FUNERAL HOME. HER BODY WILL BE TAKEN TO THE CHURCH AT 9 A. M. FRIDAY. MINISTERS OF THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH WILL OFFICIATE AT THE SERVICE. BURIAL WILL BE IN SOUTH APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CEMETERY.

MRS. SOHN WAS BORN JUNE 9, 1875, AT WURTTENBERG, GERMANY, A DAUGHTER OF FREDERICK AND CHRISTINA UNERER PETER. SHE CAME TO THE UNITED STATES IN 1891 WITH HER FAMILY AND SETTLED NEAR PRINCEVILLE. SHE MARRIED JACOB SOHN JUNE 1, 1901 AT FAIRBURY WHERE SHE LIVED THE REMAINDER OF HER LIFE.

SHE IS SURVIVED BY TWO DAUGHTERS, HELEN AND LOUISE, AT HOME; TWO SONS, EMIL AND ALBERT, FAIRBURY; THREE GRANDCHILDREN AND TWO GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER HUSBAND; ONE SON, TWO BROTHERS AND FOUR SISTERS.

SHE WAS A MEMBER OF THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH.

JACOB SOHN 1872 - 1910

(WIFE) ANNIE (PETER) SOHN 1875 - 1967

(SON) CARL SOHN 1902 - 1963

(SON) EMIL SOHN 1904 - 1987

(DAUGHTER) LOUISE SOHN 1907 - 1993

(DAUGHTER) HELEN SOHN 1908 - 1999

(DAUGHTER) ALBERT SOHN 1910 - 1981

CARL SOHN 1902 - 1963

RITES TODAY IN FORREST FOR CARL SOHN, 60

SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT CULKIN FUNERAL HOME, FORREST, AT 1 P. M. AND AT THE FORREST APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH TODAY FOR CARL SOHN, 60, OF FORREST WHO DIED TUESDAY, JULY 30, 1963, AT 8 A. M. AT FAIRBURY HOSPITAL.

HE HAD BEEN IN ILL HEALTH SINCE APRIL AND IN THE HOSPITAL FOR THREE WEEKS.

BURIAL WILL BE IN SOUTH APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CEMETERY.

HE WAS BORN DEC. 3, 1902, AT FAIRBURY, A SON OF JAKE AND ANNA PETERS SOHN. HE MARRIED LYDIA HARI, APRIL 22, 1934.

SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE; A SON AND DAUGHTER LEROY AND LUCILLE, BOTH AT HOME; ANOTHER SON, HARRY, CHAMPAIGN; HIS MOTHER, FAIRBURY; AND FOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS, EMIL, ALBERT, LOUISE AND HELEN, ALL OF FAIRBURY.

SOHN WAS A FARMER AND BELONGED TO THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH.

EMIL SOHN 1904 - 1987

SERVICES AT FORREST JAN. 3 FOR RETIRED FARMER EMIL SOHN, 82

EMIL SOHN, 82, OF FAIRBURY, DIED AT 4:43 A. M. THURSDAY, JAN. 1, 1987 AT FAIRVIEW HAVEN NURSING HOME, WHERE HE HAD RESIDED THE PAST 11 MONTHS.

HIS FUNERAL WAS AT 11 A. M. SATURDAY, JAN. 3 AT THE FORREST APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH, WITH CHURCH MINISTERS OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN THE SOUTH APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CEMETERY, RURAL FAIRBURY.

STIVER CHAPEL, FAIRBURY, WAS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.

MR. SOHN WAS BORN SEPT. 8, 1904, IN FORREST TOWNSHIP, A SON OF JACOB AND ANNIE PETERS SOHN. HE MARRIED ANITA HONEGGER FEB. 15, 1933, AT PEORIA. SHE SURVIVES.

ALSO SURVIVING ARE TWO SISTERS, HELEN AND LOUISE SOHN, BOTH OF FAIRBURY.

TWO BROTHERS PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH.

MR. SOHN WAS A MEMBER OF THE FORREST APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH. HE FARMED IN THE FAIRBURY AREA HIS ENTIRE LIFE UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1966.

LOUISE SOHN 1907 - 1993

LOUISE SOHN

LOUISE SOHN, 86, A ONE-YEAR RESIDENT OF FAIRVIEW HAVEN NURSING HOME, FAIRBURY, DIED AT 5:43 P. M. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1993, AT THE NURSING HOME.

HER FUNERAL WAS AT 10 A. M. TUESDAY AT APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH, FAIRBURY. CHURCH MINISTERS OFFICIATED.

BURIAL WAS IN SOUTH APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CEMETERY, RURAL FAIRBURY.

PALLBEARERS WERE LEROY SOHN, JEREMY SOHN, DAVID SOHN, DOUG SOHN, JOHN WHELAN, JIM LANGSTAFF AND MIKE MONTELL.

VISITATION WAS MONDAY AT DUFFY-PILS MEMORIAL HOME, FAIRBURY, AND TUESDAY AT THE CHURCH.

MISS SOHN WAS BORN AUG. 25, 1907, IN FAIRBURY, A DAUGHTER OF JACOB AND ANNIE PETERS SOHN.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE A SISTER, HELEN SOHN, FAIRBURY; ONE NIECE; ONE NEPHEW; EIGHT GREAT-NIECES AND GREAT-NEPHEWS; AND ONE GREAT-GREAT-NIECE.

THREE BROTHERS AND ONE NEPHEW PRECEDED HER IN DEATH.

MISS SOHN WAS A LIFETIME RESIDENT OF THE FAIRBURY AREA. SHE WAS A 54 YEAR MEMBER OF THE FAIRBURY APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH AND ENJOYED DOING CHARITABLE WORK.

HELEN SOHN 1908 - 1999

HELEN SOHN

HELEN SOHN, 91, OF FAIRBURY DIED FRIDAY, OCT. 29 1999, AT HER RESIDENCE IN FAIRBURY.

HER FUNERAL WAS AT 10 A. M. TUESDAY AT APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH, FAIRBURY, WITH MINISTERS OF THE CHURCH OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN SOUTH APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CEMETERY, FAIRBURY.

VISITATION WAS FROM 5 TO 8 P. M. MONDAY AT DUFFY-PILS MEMORIAL HOME, FAIRBURY AND ONE HOUR PRIOR TO THE SERVICE TUESDAY, AT THE CHURCH.

MS. SOHN WAS BORN SEPT. 21, 1908, IN FAIRBURY, THE DAUGHTER OF JACOB AND ANNIE PETER SOHN.

SHE IS SURVIVED BY ONE SISTER-IN-LAW, ELIZABETH SOHN, FAIRBURY; ONE NIECE, LUCILLE SOHN, FAIRBURY; ONE NEPHEW, LEROY SOHN, LOMBARD; FOUR GREAT-NEPHEWS, DOUG AND DAN SOHN, SEATTLE, WA.; DAVID SOHN, DALESVILLE, AL.; AND JEREMY SOHN, LOMBARD; THREE GREAT-NIECES, KARI WHELAN, ST. LOUIS, MO.; ANGIE RESUALI, ROSELLE; AND JESSICA BEDAR, JOLIET; AND SIX GREAT-GREAT-NIECES AND NEPHEWS.

PRECEDING HER IN DEATH WERE HER PARENTS; THREE BROTHERS, CARL, EMIL AND ALBERT SOHN; ONE SISTER, LOUISE SOHN; TWO SISTER-IN-LAW, LYDIA AND ANITA SOHN; AND ONE NEPHEW, HARRY SOHN.

MS. SOHN HAD BEEN A DOMESTIC WORKER FOR MANY YEARS AND HAD FORMERLY BEEN EMPLOYED AT SANITARY CLEANERS, FAIRBURY.

SHE WAS A MEMBER OF APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH, FAIRBURY.

ALBERT SOHN 1910 - 1981

FAIRBURY MAN, ALBERT J. SOHN, DIES FRIDAY IN BLOOMINGTON

ALBERT JACOB SOHN, 70, OF 407 E. OAK ST., FAIRBURY, DIED AT 5:14 P. M. FRIDAY AT MENNONITE HOSPITAL, BLOOMINGTON.

HIS FUNERAL WAS AT 10 A. M. MONDAY AT APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH, FAIRBURY, WITH CHURCH MINISTERS OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN GRACELAND CEMETERY.

VISITATION WAS FROM 2 TO 9 P. M. SUNDAY AT DUFFY-PILS MEMORIAL HOME, AND FROM AN HOUR BEFORE THE SERVICE AT THE CHURCH.

HE WAS BORN JUNE 9, 1910, IN FORREST TOWNSHIP, A SON OF JACOB AND ANNIE PETER SOHN. HE MARRIED ELIZABETH "BETTY" GERBER OCT. 9, 1940, IN NASHUA, IOWA. SHE SURVIVES.

ALSO SURVIVING ARE A BROTHER, EMIL, FAIRBURY; AND TWO SISTERS, LOUISE AND HELEN SOHN, BOTH OF FAIRBURY.

A BROTHER PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH.

HE WAS A MEMBER OF FAIRBURY APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH, WAS A RETIRED FARMER AND A LIFETIME AREA RESIDENT.

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