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CONGERVILLE AND GOODFIELD APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH

CHRISTIAN BUCHER 1875 - 1953

GOODFIELD

THE FUNERAL OF MR. CHRIS BUCHER OF DEER CREEK WAS HELD WEDNESDAY MORNING AT THE CHRISTIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH. BURIAL WAS IN GRIDLEY.

EDWARD EGLIN 1873 - 1958

BORN JUNE 11, 1873.

MARRIED MARY STEINER

DIED AUGUST 1958, BURIED GOODFIELD-CONGERVILLE CHURCH CEMETERY

ELDER ROBERT GRIMM 1927 - 1992

THE FUNERAL OF ROBERT N. "BOB" GRIMM, 65, 0F RURAL CONGERVILLE, OWNER AND OPERATOR OF BOB GRIMM CHEVROLET IN MORTON, WAS HELD AT 10 P. M. MONDAY AT GOODFIELD APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH.

CHURCH MINISTERS OFFICIATED. BURIAL WAS IN THE GOODFIELD-CONGERVILLE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH.

VISITATION WAS HELD SUNDAY AT MORTON APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP HALL AND FOR ONE HOUR BEFORE THE FUNERAL MONDAY AT THE GOODFIELD CHURCH.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE BEING HANDLED BY KNAPP-JOHNSON FUNERAL HOME, MORTON.

MR. GRIMM DIED AT 1:45 P. M. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 9, 1992, AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN IN ANN ARBOR, WHERE HE HAD BEEN A PATIENT FOR 11 DAYS.

HE WAS BORN MAY 28, 1927, IN MORTON, THE SON OF HENRY AND KATHRYN STEINER GRIMM. HE MARRIED ELMA E. FELLER ON APRIL 2, 1950, IN CISSNA PARK. SHE SURVIVES.

OTHER SURVIVORS INCLUDE HIS MOTHER, ONE SON, JEFF, CONGERVILLE; SEVEN DAUGHTERS, TERRY HART AND PEG RINKENBERGER, BOTH OF GOODFIELD; TRISH GERBER AND PAM WIEGAND, BOTH OF CONGERVILLE; JACKI HUBER, MONON, IND.; OLIVIA BLUNIER, EUREKA; AND LISA RIEKE, GOODFIELD; ONE BROTHER, HANK, MORTON; FOUR SISTERS, CAROLYN EASTERLING, MEXICO, MO.; MARIE TAUFER, MACKINAW; NORMA ZELLER, MORTON; AND JOYCE DOMNICK, MORTON; AND 28 GRANDCHILDREN.

HIS FATHER PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH.

MR. GRIMM WAS IN THE CAR BUSINESS FOR 41 YEARS AND HAD OWNED AND OPERATED BOB GRIMM CHEVROLET IN MORTON SINCE 1959. HE WAS A MEMBER OF GOODFIELD APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH, WHERE HE HAD BEEN A MINISTER SINCE 1963. HE BECAME AN ELDER OF THE CHURCH IN 1982.

HE WAS A WORLD WAR II NAVY VETERAN AND GRADUATED FROM BRADLEY UNIVERSITY IN 1950.

LEO GRUSY 1878 - 1949

LEO GRUSY FUNERAL SERVICES ARE HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON

LEO GRUSY, 71, PASSED AWAY ON FRIDAY, APRIL 29, AT 5:55 A.M., AT HIS HOME IN GOODFIELD. THE BODY WAS TAKEN TOT HE OTTO-VINCENT FUNERAL HOME IN CARLOCK, AND RETURNED TO THE FAMILY HOME ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD SUNDAY FROM THE HOME AT 12:30 P.M. AND FROM THE GOODFIELD APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH AT 1 P.M. THE REV. DAVID MANGOLD, OF ROANOKE, AND THE REV. HENRY KILGUS, OF FORREST, OFFICIATED.

BURIAL WAS MADE IN THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CEMETERY AT MACKINAW DELLS. PALLBEARERS WERE THE FOLLOWING NEPHEWS OF THE DECEASED: ALBERT STOLLER, ELMER MEISS, HAROLD GRAMM, IRA GRUSY, ALBERT GRUSY JR. AND LEO FUNK.

THE REV. MR. GRUSY WAS BORN IN BADEN, GERMANY, ON MARCH 25, 1878, A SON OF ENGELBERT AND FRANCES YERGLER GRUSY, COMING TO AMERICA AT THE AGE OF TWO YEARS. HE HAD LIVED IN THE VICINITY OF GRIDLEY UNTIL 20 YEARS AGO. HE MARRIED JACOBINA KIEFER ON MARCH 10, 1907.

A LARGE NUMBER OF RELATIVES AND FRIENDS ATTENDED THE FUNERAL COMING FROM MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, INDIANA, OHIO, OKLAHOMA, AND ELGIN, FORREST, FAIRBURY, CISSNA PARK, KANAKEE, BLOOMINGTON, CHICAGO, PEORIA, TREMONT, PRINCEVILLE, MORTON, ROANOKE, EUREKA, CARLOCK AND GRIDLEY.

THE WIDOW SURVIVES, WITH THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN: MRS. ALDENNE SCHRTER, OF CHICAGO; EDWARD, OF EUREKA; MRS. PERSIDA WIEGAND, OF CARLOCK; MRS. BERTHA WINGLER, OF ALTO, MICH.; ELMER, OF DANVERS, AND MISS FRIEDA, AT HOME, AND 14 GRANDCHILDREN.

THREE BROTHERS AND SIX SISTERS ALSO SURVIVE: WILLIAM, OF SECOR, AND ALBERT AND EMIL, OF GRIDLEY; MRS. CHRIS STOLLER, MRS. PETER MEISS, MRS. GEORGE GRAMM, MRS. JOSEPH FUNK AND MISS EMMA GRUSY, ALL OF GRIDLEY, AND MRS. GUS MEISS, OF CISSNA PARK.

MR. GRUSY WAS A MEMBER OF THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH.

FRED HERMANN 1880 - 1948

BORN APRIL 5, 1880.

MARRIED KATHERINE SCHURTER

DIED JANUARY 27, 1948.

WILLIAM HERMANN 1879 - 1943

BORN MAY 14, 1879.

FIRST MARRIED MARY MAURER.

SECOND MARRIED SOPHIA JAUS.

DIED JANUARY 30, 1943, BURIED TREMONT CHURCH CEMETERY.

ELDER EDWIN HOHULIN 1910 - 1943

EDWIN HOHULIN

THE FUNERAL OF EDWIN HOHULIN, 81, OF GOODFIELD WAS HELD AT 10 A. M. MONDAY AT GOODFIELD APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH.

BURIAL WAS IN GOODFIELD-CONGERVILLE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CEMETERY.

VISITATION WAS HELD SUNDAY AT KNAPP-JOHNSON FUNERAL HOME, MORTON, AND FOR ONE HOUR BEFORE THE SERVICE AT THE CHURCH MONDAY.

MR. HOHULIN DIED AT 7:45 P. M. THURSDAY, JAN. 2, 1992, AT APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN HOME, EUREKA.

HE WAS BORN APRIL 12, 1910, IN GOODFIELD, A SON OF SAMUEL AND MAGDALENA HELDERLE HOHULIN. HE MARRIED ELSIE STOLLER APRIL 21, 1935, IN GRIDLEY. SHE SURVIVES.

ALSO SURVIVING ARE THREE SONS, SAMUEL E., LEXINGTON; WILLIAM S., GOODFIELD; AND JAMES L., MORTON; ONE DAUGHTER, LEANN BUCHER, INDIANAPOLIS; THREE BROTHERS, BEN AND JOHN, BOTH OF GOODFIELD, AND CHRIS, EUREKA; TWO SISTERS, RUTH HOHULIN, GOODFIELD, AND LYDIA HEINIGER, MORTON; 17 GRANDCHILDREN; AND 11 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.

HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY ONE SON, TWO BROTHERS AND ONE SISTER.

MR. HOHULIN WAS AMONG SIX PARTNERS AT HOHULIN BROTHERS FENCE CO., WHERE HE WORKED FOR 60 YEARS.

HE WAS A MEMBER OF GOODFIELD APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH FOR 59 YEARS, WHERE HE TAUGHT SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR 15 YEARS, WAS A MINISTER FOR THE CHURCH FOR 35 YEARS AND SERVED AS AN ORDAINED ELDER FOR 18 YEARS.

DURING HIS MINISTRY AT GOODFIELD, HE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN STARING A BIBLE CLASS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AND LATER ESTABLISHING A PERMANENT APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN THAT AREA. THROUGH HIS LEADERSHIP, THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL AT ATHENS, ALA., WAS FOUNDED.

GOTTLIEB HOHULIN 1834 - 1915

GOTTLIEB HOHULIN

PROMINENT TEACHER AND MINISTER DIED AT GOODFIELD - FUNERAL SUNDAY.

GOTTLEIB HOHULIN DIED AT HIS LATE HOME AT GOODFIELD ON WEDNESDAY OF LAST WEEK. HE WAS ONE OF THE OLDEST RESIDENTS AND MOST PROMINENT CITIZENS OF THE COUNTY, ALTHOUGH A GENTLEMAN OF UNOBTRUSIVE PERSONALITY. THE FUNERAL WAS HELD FROM THE AMISH CHURCH AT GOODFIELD ON SUNDAY, AND IT IS ESTIMATED THAT ABOUT 1200 PEOPLE WERE IN ATTENDANCE. THEY CAME IN 130 AUTOMOBILES BESIDES A NUMBER TO TEAMS FURNISHED CONVEYANCES.

GOTTLEIB HOHULIN WAS BORN IN BADEN, GERMANY, MARCH, 1834, DIED AT GOODFIELD, ILLINOIS, AUGUST 11, 1915. HE CAME TO AMERICA IN 1859, AND SETTLED IN MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP, WOODFORD COUNTY. HE TAUGHT GERMAN SCHOOL DURING THE WINTER MONTHS FOR THE FIRST THIRTY-FIVE YEARS OF HIS RESIDENCE IN ILLINOIS; HE ALSO TAUGHT SCHOOL IN KANSAS. HE WAS MARRIED OVER FIFTY YEARS AGO TO AUGUSTINE WENGER, WHO SURVIVES HIM AND IS LIVING AT GOODFIELD. THEY HAD A FAMILY OF SEVEN CHILDREN, FOUR BOYS AND THREE GIRLS, SAM AND JOHN LIVE AT GOODFIELD, SEVEN MILES SOUTH OF EUREKA AND ARE ENGAGED IN THE MANUFACTURE OF THE WELL KNOWN HOHULIN LAWN FENCES; MRS. JOHN STOLLER LIVES AT MORTON; MRS. HANNAH MOSER IS DECEASED; JOE AND TIM ARE FARMERS IN STEPHEN COUNTY, MINN.; MRS. LIZZIE YERGLER, OF GOODFIELD. MR. HOHULIN HAD BEEN A MINISTER OF THE AMISH CHURCH FOR OVER FIFTY YEARS, AND WAS ONE OF THE OLDEST MINISTERS OF THIS CHURCH IN AMERICA.

PEOPLE WERE PRESENT AT THE FUNERAL FROM SEVERAL OF THE SURROUNDING STATES.

SAMUEL HOHULIN 1869 - 1929

DEATH ENDS LONG BUSINESS CAREER

TRIBUTE OF A FRIEND TO SAMUEL HOHULIN, WELL KNOWN GOODFIELD CITIZEN

IT WAS MY PRIVILEGE TO KNOW REV. SAMUEL HOHULIN FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. I KNEW THE FAMILY WELL. HE WAS A SON OF MR. AND MRS. GOTTLIEB HOHULIN AND WAS BORN JAN. 7, 1869, ON A FARM SIX MILES SOUTH OF EUREKA, WOODFORD COUNTY, ILLINOIS, WHERE HE LIVED WITH HIS PARENTS UNTIL 1893, WHEN HE BEGAN WORKING FOR HAECKER & SCHUMACHER IN THE IMPLEMENT BUSINESS IN GOODFIELD. HE WAS MARRIED TO LENA HELDERLE AT MACKINAW DELLS IN 1895.

ON SEPT. 15, 1893, HE AND HIS BROTHERS, JOHN AND TIM, BOUGHT OUT THE IMPLEMENT BUSINESS OF HAECKER & SCHUMACHER, ADDED A BLACKSMITH SHOP AND STARTED A FENCE FACTORY, IN 1902 THEY STARTED A GENERAL STORE. THESE BROTHERS WERE IN BUSINESS TOGETHER UNTIL FEBRUARY, 1907, WHEN TIM SOLD HIS SHARE TO THE OTHER TWO BROTHERS AND MOVED TO MINNESOTA. THE FIRM THEN WAS CALLED HOHULIN BROS.

THEY SOLD THE IMPLEMENT BUSINESS AND BLACKSMITH SHOP AND GAVE ALL OF THEIR TIME TO THE MANUFACTURING OF CHAIN-LINK AND ORNAMENTAL FENCING AND CONTINUED THE GENERAL STORE. SAM WAS GIFTED WITH MARKED BUSINESS ABILITY AND GOODFIELD OWES MUCH OF ITS PRESENT "UP-TO-DATE" PROSPERITY TO THIS.

HIS FRIENDS WERE LEGION AND HIS COUNSEL WAS OFTEN SOUGHT; HE WAS EVER READY TO HELP HIS FRIENDS. HE ATTENDED SCHOOL AT GAILEY AND LEARNED TO READ AND WRITE THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. HE WAS MUCH INTERESTED IN EDUCATION AND SCHOOL MATTERS IN GENERAL, AND SERVED AS DIRECTOR OF THE GOODFIELD SCHOOL A NUMBER OF YEARS.

HE WAS EVER TRUE TO HIS RELIGIOUS VIEWS AND STOOD FIRMLY FOR THE THINGS HIS CONSCIENCE TOLD HIM WERE RIGHT. HE BECAME A MEMBER OF THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH AT AN EARLY AGE AND BEGAN PREACHING ABOUT FIFTEEN YEARS AGO.

IT CAN BR TRULY SAID OF SAM THAT HE WAS A SELF-MADE MAN; BEGINNING AT THE FOOT OF THE LADDER, CLIMBING BY DEGREES UNTIL BE LEAVES A FINE BUSINESS TO HIS SPLENDID BOYS AND GIRLS AND A BEAUTIFUL HOME FOR THE NOBLE WIFE AND MOTHER, WHO BY HER LOVE AND DEVOTION ENABLED HIM TO DO THIS.

HE WAS CALLED TO MEET HIS "PILOT, FACE TO FACE" ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 8, 1929. HE LEAVES HIS WIDOW AND THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN: MRS. E. WOERTZ, ELI, RUTH, JOHN, BEN, CHRIS, EDWIN, LYDIA AND LAWRENCE, ALL OF GOODFIELD. THE FOLLOWING BROTHERS AND SISTERS: JOHN HOHULIN, MRS. J. STOLLER AND MRS. LIZZIE YERGLER, OF GOODFIELD; JOSEPH, OF MORRIS, MINN.; AND TIM, OF FORT SCOTT, KAN. ONE SISTER, HANNAH, DIED MAY 13, 1900. HIS FATHER DIED AUG. 11, 1915, AND HIS MOTHER, DEC. 12, 1915.

THE FUNERAL OF MR. HOHULIN WAS HELD AT ONE P. M. SUNDAY, MAY 11, IN THE CHRISTIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH AT GOODFIELD. THE REV. JACOB STETTNER, OF ELGIN, ILL., PREACHED IN GERMAN AND THE REV. NOAH SCHROCK, OF OAKVILLE, IA., PREACHED IN ENGLISH. THEIR TEXT WAS TAKEN FROM ST. JOHN, 7TH CHAPTER. A VERY LARGE CONCOURSE OF PEOPLE (2000 OR MORE) CAME TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS. FRIENDS AND RELATIVES FROM OHIO, MICHIGAN, INDIANA, KANSAS, MISSOURI, OKLAHOMA AND MINNESOTA WERE THERE.

SAM WILL BE GREATLY MISSED IN THE COMMUNITY WHERE HE HAS BEEN A LEADING FORCE. TO THE BEREAVED WIDOW AND CHILDREN. I GIVE MY HEARTFELT SYMPATHY. - A FRIEND.

EDMUND KLOTER 1920 - 1993

EDMUND KLOTER

EDMUND KLOTER, 73, FORMER MINISTER AT A FAIRBURY CHURCH, DIED AT 2:15 P.M. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1993, AT THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN HOME, EUREKA, WHERE HE WAS A RESIDENT FOR THREE YEARS.

HIS FUNERAL WAS AT 10 A.M. TUESDAY AT GOODFIELD APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH. CHURCH MINISTERS OFFICIATED.

BURIAL WAS IN GOODFIELD-CONGERVILLE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CEMETERY.

VISITATION WAS MONEY AT KNAPP-JOHNSON FUNERAL HOME, MORTON.

MR. KLOTER WAS BORN SEPT. 6, 1920, IN ROCKVILLE, CONN., A SON OF HENRY AND LIZZIE BECKLEY KLOTER. HE MARRIED LORENE HUBER MAY 11, 1947, IN FAIRBURY. SHE SURVIVES.

OTHER SURVIVORS INCLUDE THREE SONS, BARRY, EUREKA; DARRYL, ORLANDO, FLA.; AND KENT, GODDFIELD; TWO BROTHERS, EMMANUEL, ELLINGTON, CONN.; AND WILBUR, COVENTRY, CONN.; TWO SISTERS, LAVINA KLOTER AND HELEN HEINTZ, BOTH OF ELLINGTON, CONN.; AND 10 GRANDCHILDREN.

AN INFANT SON, AN INFANT DAUGHTER AND A SISTER PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH.

MR. KLOTER WAS A WORLD WAR II ARMY VETERAN. HE OWNED AND OPERATED KLOTER HOUSE OF KITCHENS IN GOODFIELD, RETIRING IN 1984.

HE WAS A MEMBER OF GOODFIELD APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH AND A FORMER MINISTER OF THE FAIRBURY AND GOODFIELD APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCHES.

JACOB PLATTNER 1848 - 1931

BORN JANUARY 1, 1848, FULLINSDORF, SWITZERLAND.

PARENTS JACOB HANS AND ANNA MARIE (FREI) PLATTNER.

MARRIED MARY NEUSWENGER, 1873, ROANOKE.

CHILDREN: PETER, LEAH, FANNY, DAVID, JULIA, LYDIA, JOHN, JOSEPH, ANNA, BEN, HULDA.

DIED JANUARY 7, 1931, BURIED GOODFIELD-CONGERVILLE CHURCH CEMETERY.

JOHN ROKEY 1906 - 1988

JOHN A. ROKEY

THE FUNERAL OF JOHN A. ROKEY, 81, OF GOODFIELD WILL BE AT 10 A. M. FRIDAY AT THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF GOODFIELD.

CHURCH MINISTERS WILL OFFICIATE. BURIAL WILL BE IN THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CEMETERY OF GOODFIELD AND CONGERVILLE, MACKINAW DELLS.

VISITATION WILL BE FROM 2 TO 4 AND 6 TO 8 P. M. THURSDAY AT KNAPP-JOHNSON FUNERAL HOME, MORTON, AND FROM 9 TO 10 A. M. FRIDAY AT THE CHURCH.

MR. ROKEY, A RETIRED FARMER, DIED AT 4:39 P. M. MONDAY, MAY 2, 1988, AT EUREKA HOSPITAL, EUREKA.

HE WAS BORN NOV. 15, 1906, AT SABETHA, KAN., A SON OF JOSEPH D. AND LOUSIE STRAHM ROKEY. HE MARRIED RUTH M. WIEGAND ON SEPT. 27, 1933, IN PEORIA. SHE SURVIVES.

OTHER SURVIVORS INCLUDE TWO SONS, KENNETH D., CONGERVILLE, AND JOHN R., EUREKA; TWO DAUGHTERS, VERMEDA FREIDINGER, CONGERVILLE, AND ELDORA OLSON, PEORIA; SIX BROTHERS, ROY, MELVIN, JOSEPH AND BENJAMIN, ALL OF SABETHA, KAN.; IRA, GOODFIELD; AND ERVAN, MESAM ARIZ.; 20 GRANDCHILDREN; AND ONE GREAT-GRANDCHILD.

ONE SISTER PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH.

MR. ROKEY HAS FARMED IN THE GOODFIELD AREA. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF GOODFIELD AND A FORMER CHURCH MINISTER.

JESSE SCHROCK 1894 - 1997

JESSE SCHROCK

JESSE SCHROCK, 103, OF PEORIA APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN HOME, DIED AT 9:01 P. M. TUESDAY, DEC. 2, 1997, AT THE HOME.

BORN JUNE 19, 1894, IN CONGERVILLE TO JONATHAN AND NAOMI GERBER SCHROCK, HE MARRIED LILLIAN WELK ON SEPT. 19, 1920, IN MORTON. SHE DIED NOV. 17, 1995. THREE BROTHERS AND THREE SISTERS ALSO PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH.

SURVIVING ARE THREE SONS, ROY, OF CONGERVILLE, MELVIN, OF ELGIN AND DONALD, OF MORTON, ONE SISTERMAE SCHROCK, OF EUREKA, NINE GRANDCHILDREN AND 18 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.

HE FARMED IN THE CONGERVILLE AREA BEFORE RETIRING.

HE WAS A MEMBER AND FORMER MINISTER OF CONGERVILLE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH WHERE SERVICES WERE HELD SATURDAY. THE CHURCH MINISTERS OFFICIATED. VISITATION WAS HELD FRIDAY AT KNAPP-JOHNSON FUNERAL HOME IN MORTON AND ONE HOUR BEFORE SERVICES AT THE CHURCH. BURIAL WAS IN GOODFIELD-CONGERVILLE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CEMETERY IN CONGERVILLE.

JOSEPH SCHROCK 1906 - 1991

JOSEPH SCHROCK

THE FUNERAL OF JOSEPH B. SCHROCK, 85, A CONGERVILLE MAN WHO WAS THE FIRST MAYOR OF THE COMMUNITY, WAS HELD AT 10 A. M. WEDNESDAY AT THE CONGERVILLE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH WITH CHURCH MINISTERS OFFICIATING.

BURIAL WAS IN CONGERVILLE-GOODFIELD APOSTOLIC CHURCH CEMETERY.

VISITATION WAS HELD TUESDAY AT OTTO-ARGO FUNERAL HOME, EUREKA, AND AN HOUR BEFORE THE SERVICE WEDNESDAY AT THE CONGERVILLE CHURCH.

HE DIED AT 10:03 A. M. SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 1991, AT BROKAW HOSPITAL, NORMAL.

MR. SCHROCK WAS BORN MARCH 8, 1906, IN CONGERVILLE, A SON OF JONATHAN AND NAOMI GERBER SCHROCK. HE MARRIED ESTHER RASSI ON JUNE 4, 1939, IN MILFORD, IND. SHE SURVIVES.

SIMON WIEGAND 1880 - 1962

SIMON WIEGAND SR. SERVICES WEDNESDAY

SIMON WIEGAND SR., 81, OF GOODFIELD, DIED AT 9:42 A. M. SUNDAY, AT EUREKA HOSPITAL. HE HAD SUFFERED A STROKE SATURDAY NIGHT.

FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT 9:30 A. M. WEDNESDAY AT THE OTTO-ARGO FUNERAL HOME IN EUREKA AND AT 10 A. M. AT THE GOODFIELD APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH, THE REV. FRANK WOERTZ OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN MACKINAW DELLS CEMETERY.

HE WAS PASTOR OF THE GODDFIELD APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH FOR 30 YEARS AND WAS A RETIRED FARMER.

BORN AT WESTPHALEN, GERMANY, APRIL 26, 1880, HE WAS A SON OF HENRICKISS AND MARIA MUELLER AND WAS MARRIED TO ROSA KNAPP DEC. 15, 1909, IN PEORIA.

SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE; TWO SONS HENRY, CARLOCK; SIMON JR., DERR CREEK; THREE DAUGHTERS, MRS. JOHN ROKEY, EUREKA; MRS. IRA ROKEY, GOODFIELD; MISS MARIAN, AT HOME; FOUR BROTHERS, PAUL, MORTON; CHARLES, SHELBY, MONT.; JOE, MEDIAPOLIS, IOWA; DAN, EUREKA; THREE SISTERS, MRS. WILLIAM TRAUB, PEORIA; MRS. ALFRED HUGH, ELGIN; MRS. DAN KAUFMAN, MORTON; 16 GRANDCHILDREN AND A GREAT-GRANDCHILD.

FOUR BROTHERS AND TWO SISTERS PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH.

JOHN WITZIG 1837 - 1915

DIED AT GOODFIELD

AT HIS HOME IN GOODFIELD, ON SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 29TH , 1915, AT 9 O’CLOCK OCCURRED THE DEATH OF JOHN WITZIG, AGED 77 YEARS, 4 MONTHS AND 12 DAYS. HE HAD BEEN IN POOR HEALTH FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS AND FOR SOME TIME PAST HAD BEEN AFFLICTED WITH CANCER OF THE STOMACH. MR. WITZIG WAS BORN IN SWITZERLAND, NOV. 15, 1837. OCTOBER 6, 1872, HE WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE TO MISS ANNIE SOMMERS, WHO SURVIVES HIM. TO THIS UNION SEVEN CHILDREN WERE BORN - MRS. ELIZABETH GUDEMAN, OF RANKIN; JOHN WITZIG, OF CONGERVILLE; MRS. LYDIA NOHL, OF HANCOCK, MINNESOTA; MRS. KATHERINE GOETZINGER, OF GOODFIELD; MRS. ANNIE MILLER AND MRS. LILLIE WIDNER, OF CARLOCK AND BEN WITZIG, OF CALIFORNIA. FOR MANY YEARS MR. WITZIG PREACHED AT THE GERMAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH AT MACKINAW DELLS.

THE FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD ON THURSDAY MORNING FROM THE HOUSE AT 10 O’CLOCK AND AT THE GERMAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH AT MACKINAW DELLS. THE BURIAL WAS IN THE CHURCH CEMETERY NORTH OF THE DELLS.

FRANK WOERTZ 1893 - 1972

FRANK WOERTZ DIED TUESDAY

FRANK J. WOERTZ, 79, RETIRED MINISTER OF THE GOODFIELD APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH, DIED AT 6:30 P. M. TUESDAY AT MAPLE LAWN HOMES, EUREKA.

THE FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE AT 10 A. M. FRIDAY AT THE OTTO AND ARGO FUNERAL HOME AND AT 10:30 AT THE GOODFIELD APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH. VISITATION WILL BE FROM 3 TO 5 AND 7 TO 9 TODAY AT THE FUNERAL HOME.

MR. WOERTZ WAS BORN MARCH 13, 1893, AT CISSNA PARK, A SON OF JACOB AND SALOME RUBLI WOERTZ. HE MARRIED ESTHER HOHULIN AUG. 12, 1928, AT GOODFIELD.

SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE; A SON, FRANK S. WOERTZ, TEMPE, ARIZ.; TWO DAUGHTERS, MRS. RUTH MARIE ROMEIS, WALNUT CREEK, CALIF.; MRS. HELEN E. MARTIN, EUREKA; THREE BROTHERS, EDWARD, PRINCEVILLE; ARTHUR, EUREKA; JAKE, MORTON; A SISTER, MRS. LILLIAN BUSTEI, PEORIA, AND 10 GRANDCHILDREN.

A SISTER PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH.

HE WAS A PARTNER IN THE OPERATION OF A CHEVROLET DEALERSHIP IN GOODFIELD FOR 29 YEARS.

BENJAMIN ZIMMERMAN 1885 - 1971

BORN JANUARY 25, 1885.

PARENTS JOHN AND CATHERINE (SCHROCK) ZIMMERMAN.

MARRIED LOUISE ANN AESCHLEMAN.

DIED JUNE 29, 1971.

JOSEPH ZIMMERMAN, SR. 1892 - 1979

JOSEPH ZIMMERMAN DIED THURSDAY

REV. JOSEPH C. ZIMMERMAN SR., 86, DIED THURSDAY AT THE ROANOKE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN HOME.

HE WAS BORN SEPT. 15, 1892, AT CARLOCK, A SON OF JOHN AND CATHERINE SCHROCK ZIMMERMAN. HE MARRIED ANNA ALTORFER FEB. 11, 1917 AT ROANOKE. SHE DIED JUNE 11, 1978.

SURVIVING ARE TWO SONS, JOSEPH JR., MORTON, AND RICHARD, ROANOKE; TWO DAUGHTERS, LOIS GETZ, MORTON, KATHRYN KING, EUREKA; A SISTER, IDA ROCKE, EUREKA; 17 GRANDCHILDREN, AND 19 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.

THREE BROTHERS AND THREE SISTERS PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH.

REV, ZIMMERMAN WAS A MEMBER OF THE ROANOKE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH, WHERE HE SERVED AS MINISTER 31 YEARS, RETIRING IN 1972. HE ALSO SERVED AS MINISTER OF THE CONGERVILLE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH AT THE DELLS TWO YEARS BEFORE MOVING TO ROANOKE.

HE LIVED AT CARLOCK UNTIL 1941, WHEN HE MOVED TO ROANOKE AND WAS PLANT SUPERINTENDED OF ROANOKE BRANCH OF ABC WASHING MACHINE CO.

ELDER MICHAEL ZIMMERMAN 1820 - 1913

1889 PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL ALBUM OF WOODFORD CO. IL.

REV. MICHAEL ZIMMERMANN, ONE OF THE MOST PROSPEROUS AND BEST KNOWN GERMAN FARMERS OF MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP HAS BEEN A CITIZEN OF THIS COUNTY SINCE JANUARY, 1849. HIS PRESENT ESTATE CONSISTS OF 490 ACRES OF LAND, WHICH IS DIVIDED INTO THREE DIFFERENT FARMS, EACH ONE BEING WELL SUPPLIED WITH WATER, A GOOD RESIDENCE AND OTHER FARM BUILDINGS, AND NEARLY ALL OF THE LAND IS UNDER A GOOD STATE OF CULTIVATION. HIS FIRST PURCHASE CONSISTED OF 100 ACRES, WHICH WAS ONLY SLIGHTLY IMPROVED, AND ITS PRESENT FINE CONDITION IS OWING TO HIS INDUSTRY, ENERGY, AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT. BESIDES ABUNDANCE OF GOOD WATER AND GRASS LAND, FITTED TO SUPPORT FINE STOCK, HE HAS ALSO AN ABUNDANCE OF TIMBER, WHICH SUPPLIES SHADE AND LUMBER FOR ALL NECESSARY BUILDINGS. MR. ZIMMERMANN CAME TO ILLINOIS IN FEBRUARY, 1848, AND RENTED A SMALL PLACE SOUTH OF WASHINGTON, IN TAZEWELL COUNTY, FOR ONE YEAR. BUT IN THE SUCCEEDING AUTUMN OF THE SAME YEAR HE GAVE IT UP, AND REMOVED TO MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP, THIS COUNTY, TO THE PLACE WHERE HE NOW RESIDES. BEFORE COMING TO THIS STATE, HAD RESIDED IN OHIO, SPENDING NINE YEARS OF HIS LIFE IN BUTLER COUNTY, THAT STATE.

OUR SUBJECT WAS BORN IN GERMANY, SEPT. 27, 1820, IN THE STATE OF BADEN. HIS FATHER, ANDREW ZIMMERMANN, WAS ALSO A NATIVE OF BADEN, WHERE HE WAS BORN IN 1793, AND TWO YEARS AFTER COMING TO AMERICA, HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE AT HIS HOME IN BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO, JAN. 13, 1811. ANDREW ZIMMERMANN WAS LEFT AN ORPHAN IN HIS EARLY YOUTH, BUT FRIENDS TOOK CARE OF THE CHILD, AND REARED HIM CAREFULLY, TEACHING HIM SCIENTIFIC FARMING, AS FOLLOWED BY THE GERMAN OF THOSE DAYS. WHEN ABLE TO PROVIDE FOR A FAMILY HE MARRIED MISS FANNIE MILLER, A NATIVE OF BADEN, AND MEMBER OF A GOOD GERMAN FAMILY. THE FRUIT OF THIS UNION WAS FIVE CHILDREN, FOUR SONS AND ONE DAUGHTER. BEING CONSTANTLY IN RECEIPT OF NEWS FROM AMERICA, AND LEARNING FROM FRIENDS HOW MUCH MORE PROFITABLY FARMING COULD BE CARRIED ON IN THE UNTIED STATES THAN IN THEIR NATIVE COUNTRY, THEY MADE UP THEIR MINDS TO EMIGRATE. SO WITH THEIR FIVE CHILDREN THEY SET OUT ON THEIR JOURNEY TO THE NEW WORLD. AT HAVRE THEY EMBARKED IN A SAILING-VESSEL BOUND FOR NEW YORK CITY, WHERE THEY LANDED AFTER A FAIRLY PROSPEROUS VOYAGE OF THIRTY-ONE DAYS ON THE GOOD SHIP "RONLY." IN ORDER TO SECURE MEANS TO PAY THEIR PASSAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES, THEY WERE OBLIGED TO BORROW MONEY, WHICH AMOUNTED TO SOME $365, AND TO PAY THIS DEBT, IT WAS NECESSARY FOR THEM ALL TO WORK, AS SOON AS LOCATED WHERE WORK BECAME POSSIBLE AND PROFITABLE. BEING HONEST, INDUSTRIOUS AND ECONOMICAL, AND PROVIDENTIALLY BLESSED WITH HEALTH AND STRENGTH, ALTHOUGH THE TIMES WERE VERY HARD, THEY SUCCEEDED TO THEIR GREAT GRATIFICATION, IN PAYING OFF EVERY CENT OF THIS, TO THEM. LARGE DEBT. THE DEATH OF MR. ZIMMERMANN TWO YEARS AFTER LOCATING IN BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO, LEFT THE MOTHER AND FIVE CHILDREN STILL POOR, BUT OUT OF DEBT AND WITH SOME COMFORTS AND CONVENIENCES GATHERED AROUND THEM, AND ABLE TO FACE THE WOULD WITH CHEERFUL COURAGE,

OUR SUBJECT, WHO WAS THE ELDEST OF THE FAMILY, WAS AT THE TIME OF HIS FATHER'S DECEASE, TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE, AND, BEING WELL SECONDED BY THE YOUNGER CHILDREN, WAS OF GREAT HELP TO HIS MOTHER, WHO WAS A WOMAN FULLY CAPABLE OF MANAGING THE BUSINESS AFFAIRS CONNECTED WITH THE FARM. BETWEEN THEM THEY SECURED ENOUGH MONEY TO EMIGRATE TO THE LAND OF PROMISE, WHICH WAS IN THOSE DAYS SYNONYMOUS WITH THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. OUR SUBJECT ALSO TOOK WITH HIM TO THE NEW HOME A WIFE, WHO WAS A LADY WELL-FITTED FOR THE DUTIES AND TRAILS OF PIONEER DAYS. THEIR JOURNEY WAS NOT MADE IN THE USUAL STYLE OF WAGONS AND HORSES, BUT WAS PERFORMED BY TAKING THE LONGER BUT MORE COMFORTABLE WATER ROUTE, WHICH EMBRACED A TRIP TO CINCINNATI, THENCE ON THE OHIO TO ST. LOUIS, THEN UP THE ILLINOIS RIVER TO PEORIA, WHERE THEY LEFT THE WATER, AND MADE THE REST OF THE JOURNEY WITH TEAMS.

MR. ZIMMERMANN WITH TRUE FILIAL REGARD TOOK ESPECIAL CARE OF HIS MOTHER FROM THE TIME OF HIS MARRIAGE, AND WHEN HE HAD SECURED A HOME OF HIS OWN IN ILLINOIS, HE AND HIS EXCELLENT WIFE APPORTIONED THE MOST COMFORTABLE PLACE FOR HER USE, WHICH SHE RETAINED UNTIL CALLED UPON TO LEAVE THE SCENE OF LIFE'S CHANGES, AND MEET HER HUSBAND IN THE OTHER WORLD. HER DEATH IN 1850, AT THE AGE OF FIFTY-FIVE YEARS, LIFE A CHAIR VACANT IN MICHAEL ZIMMERMANN'S HOME, BUT THE MEMORY OF GRANDMA WILL EVER BE CHERISHED BY HER LOVING CHILDREN AND THEIR LITTLE ONES. MR. AND MRS. ANDREW ZIMMERMANN WERE BOTH CAREFULLY EDUCATED IN THE MENNONITE CHURCH, AND WERE FAITHFUL TO THEIR EARLY TRAINING IN LIFE AND DEATH. MR. ANDREW ZIMMERMANN HAD OCCUPIED THE PLACE OF PASTOR IN THAT CHURCH, AND WAS WIDELY KNOWN AMONG THE MEMBERS OF THAT DENOMINATION AS AN INTELLIGENT, UPRIGHT MAN, AND A KIND, AFFECTIONATE HUSBAND AND FATHER.

OUR SUBJECT WAS WELL EDUCATED IN GERMANY, BEING ESPECIALLY FLUENT IN HIS NATIVE LANGUAGE, AND THE MENTAL DISCIPLINE BE ACQUIRED IN HIS THOROUGH, SEVERE COURSE OF STUDIES DURING HIS ATTENDANCE IN THE GERMAN SCHOOL, MADE HIM AS APT SCHOLAR, WHEN IT BECAME NECESSARY FOR HIM TO ACQUIRE KNOWLEDGE OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. MRS. ZIMMERMANN, WHOSE MAIDEN NAME WAS CATHERINE NAFFZINGER, OPENED HER INFANT EYES ON BOARD A VESSEL BOUND FOR AMERICA. THE PARENTS, PETER AND BARBARA (BECK) NAFFZINGER, HAD LEFT THEIR HOME IN THE RHINE PROVINCE OF BYRON, AND EMBARKED IN 1826 ON A SAILING-VESSEL AND AFTER ESCAPING ALL THE DANGERS OF THE MIGHTY DEEP, WERE SAFELY LANDED AT THEIR DESTINATION, PHILADELPHIA, PA. ALTHOUGH THE ORIGINAL INTENTION OF MR. AND MRS. NAFFZINGER HAD BEEN TO GO TO CANADA, THEY WERE SO MUCH PLEASED WITH THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, THAT THEY CONCLUDED TO REMAIN THERE, BUT AFTER RESIDING THERE SOMETIME, THEY WERE INDUCED TO GO TO BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO, IN WHICH PLACE THEY LOCATED AND REMAINED SEVERAL YEARS, PROSPERING FAIRLY WELL. BUT IN 1844, BEARING GLOWING ACCOUNTS OF THE FORTUNES TO BE MADE IN ILLINOIS, THEY CONCLUDED TO SELL OUT, AND REMOVE TO THE NEWER COUNTRY. THEY FIRST LOCATED AT SPRING BAY, THIS COUNTY, MAKING THEIR HOME WITH AN ELDER SON WHO HAD PROCEDED THEM. THE MOTHER OF MRS. ZIMMERMANN BADE FAREWELL TO THE SCENES OF LIFE, AT THE HOME OF A YOUNGER SON IN TAZEWELL COUNTY, ILL., HAVING LIVED FIVE YEARS OVER THE ALLOTTED THREE-SCORE YEARS AND TEN. MR. NAFFZINGER SURVIVED FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, AND AT LENGTH DEPARTED FROM HIS EARTHLY TENEMENT, AT THE HOME OF HIS SON, PETER, IN MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP, BEING NEARLY NINETY-SEVEN YEARS OLD. THEY WERE WORTHY MEMBERS OF THE MENNONITE CHURCH DURING LIFE. MR. NAFFZINGER HOLDING THE OFFICE OF AN ELDER.

MRS. CATHERINE ZIMMERMANN CAME TO BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO, WHEN A MERE CHILD, AND WAS REARED AND EDUCATED IN THAT PLACE, LEARNING NOT ONLY WHAT BOOKS COULD TEACH, BUT ALSO RECEIVING A GOOD PRACTICAL TRAINING IN DOMESTIC LIFE AND FARM WORK. SHE HAS BEEN OF GREAT ASSISTANCE TO HER HUSBAND IN MAKING AND IMPROVING THEIR HOME, AND HAS BECOME THE MOTHER OF TWELVE CHILDREN, THREE OF WHOM ARE DECEASED, NAMELY: CATHERINE, WHO DIED WHEN THREE YEARS OLD; ELIZABETH DIED WHEN ABOUT TWO YEARS OLD; AND JACOB, WHO LIVED TO BE A FINE LAD OF THIRTEEN YEARS. THOSE SURVIVING ARE: ANNA, WIFE OF JOHN WITZIG, A FARMER RESIDING ON THE LINE BETWEEN LIVINGSTON AND MCLEAN COUNTIES; BARBARA IS THE WIFE OF JOHN RAMSEYER, A FARMER LIVING IN MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP; JOHN MARRIED A LADY NAMED MISS CATHERINE SCHROCK, AND MAKES HIS HOME ON A FARM IN KANSAS TOWNSHIP; LYDIA IS THE WIFE OF ABRAHAM RICGERBERGER, AND LIVES ON A FARM IN MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP; CHRISTIAN MARRIED MISS MARTHA MINKOSIWITZ, AND LIVES ON A FARM IN MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP; HANNAH, JOSHUA, CALEB, AND LILLIE, ARE STILL UNDER THE PARENTAL ROOF. ALL THE FAMILY OF MR. AND MRS. ZIMMERMANN ARE INTELLIGENT, ENERGETIC AND SELF-SUPPORTING; IDLENESS BEING CONSIDERED A VICE, AND INDUSTRY A VIRTUE. MR. AND MRS. ZIMMERMANN ARE AMONG THE MOST PROMINENT MEMBERS AND LIBERAL SUPPORTERS OF THE NEW MENNONITE CHURCH, TO THE SPIRITUAL NEEDS OF WHICH MR. ZIMMERMANN MINISTERS, HOLDING THE OFFICE OF AN ELDER, AND BEING WELL QUALIFIED FOR THE POSITION BY HIS GENERAL INTELLIGENCE AND SCRIPTURAL KNOWLEDGE.

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MICHAEL ZIMMERMAN

MICHAEL ZIMMERMAN, DIED AT HIS HOME IN CONGERVILLE, WOODFORD COUNTY, FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 7, AT 7:00 O'CLOCK, AGED 92 YEARS, 4 MONTHS AND 10 DAYS.

HE WAS BORN IN BADEN, GERMANY, SEPT. 19, 1820, COMING TO THIS COUNTRY IN 1839 WITH HIS PARENTS. THEY WERE ON A SAILING VESSEL AND WERE 31 DAYS COMING OVER. THEY SETTLED IN BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO. HERE HIS FATHER DIED IN 1841.

HE WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE TO MISS CATHERINA NAFFSINGER IN 1845, SHE WAS BORN ON THE OCEAN. IN 1848 HE CAME TO ILLINOIS, SETTLING IN TAZEWELL COUNTY, WHERE THEY LIVED ONE YEAR. FROM THERE THEY MOVED TO CONGERVILLE, WHERE HE HAD LIVED UP TO THE TIME OF HIS DEATH. TWELVE CHILDREN WERE BORN TO THIS UNION, THREE DYING IN INFANCY. NINE ARE NOW LIVING - MRS. ANNA WITZIG, OF GOODFIELD, ILL.; MRS. BARBARA RAMSEYER, KAMKAMLIN, MICH.; JOHN ZIMMERMAN, CARLOCK, ILL.; MISS LYDIA RINKERBERGER, STEVENS, MINN.; CHRIS ZIMMERMAN, OF THIS CITY; MISS HANNAH HOHULIN, OF GOODFIELD; JOSHUA ZIMMERMAN, MILFORD, IND.; CALEB ZIMMERMAN, CONGERVILLE, ILL.; MRS. LOUIS HOLLIGER, OF EUREKA. HE LEAVES SEVENTY GRANDCHILDREN AND THIRTY-SIX GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, AND HIS WIFE WHO IS 87 YEARS OLD.

THE FUNERAL WAS HELD FROM THE GERMAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH IN CONGERVILLE, AT 10:00 O'CLOCK WEDNESDAY MORNING.

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