On Thursday evening at about 6 o'clock another of our good old and highly respected citizens answered the final
summons of his Lord and Master. Mr. Ferd Klump, while he was not in the best of health yet he was able to get
around, died very suddenly at his home northeast of Perryville. He was feeling somewhat ill the day the end came
and had been asked to let a physician come but he waived this request saying that he didn't think it was necessary,
for believed he would get out of it all right. Shortly before he died, he went out to the cistern and got a drink of cold
water, when he got back into the house it was only a short time until he had passed away.
Mr. Klump was born in this county and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Klump, deceased. He was a good, quiet,
honest and agreeable citizen. There were no fancies or frills about him - he just lived a plain, honest and upright life and
nearly as possible, fulfilling the commandment which says "Love They Neighbor As Thyself" .
The body was taken to the Zoellner-Young Undertaking Parlor and prepared for burial, after which it was taken to the
home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Clovis Feltz where it laid in state until Saturday morning at 9 o'clock,
when the funeral cortage [sic] wended its way to St. Mary's Seminary where a Requiem Mass was said for the repose of his
soul by Father Platisha. Following the services the body of this honest and respected citizen was laid to rest in Mount Hope
Mr. Klump served his country during the Civil War in the Union Army. On the 29th day of August 1865, he was
united in marriage with Christina Doerr. to this union 10 children were born, all of whom have preceded him to the
great beyond except 4, who are: Louis Klump of Makanda, Illinois; George Klump and Mrs. Clovis Feltz of this city;
and Mr. Wm. A. Sutterer of near Perryville. Besides the children mentioned, Mr. Klump is mourned by his faithful wife,
17 grandchildren and 2 great-children.
Mr. Klump was a devoted husband, a loving father and an agreeable neighbor. He spent his entire life on a farm near