Obituaries o-b001, Macoupin County IL  1998-2011

Obituary of Minnie BACON (BUTLER) REYNOLDS Macoupin County Illinois (c) 2006 Submitted by: Catherine Nickens

Name of Deceased: BACON, Minnie REYNOLDS (BUTLER)
Name of Newspaper:Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary: Feb 23, 1916
Obituary: Minnie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael BUTLER, was born Nov. 30, 1872, near Hettick. She was married to William M. REYNOLDS, March 30, 1898. Two daughters, Ida May and Ola Katherine, were born unto them. She was converted in a meeting conducted by Rev. Taylor in 1901, uniting with the Free Methodist Church. Afterward removed her membership to the M. E. church. Her husband passed away May 11, 1906. She wedded to E. E. BACON Dec. 4, 1910. She has been a sufferer for about a year, being bedfast since June last, at which time she was taken to Springfield having an operation performed. Her husband, attending physician, Dr. J. P KAVANAUGH, and her brother, L. M. BUTLER accompanied her with hopes that her life might be prolonged, but to no avail, as she gradually wore away. She bore her affliction with patience and christian fortitude, reconciled to the will of the Lord and expressed to those around her that she was ready to meet him. Leaving a Godly example that would be well for us all to take heed and prepare for the heaven to which she has gone.
Her father and mother preceded her on Jan 31, 1904, and Feb. 22, 1906. She was the third of a family of seven children, namely: James A. BUTLER, Texas; William T. BUTLER, Bluffe, Ill.; Ida M. ROBISON, near Hettick; Lewis M. BUTLER, Hettick; John R. BUTLER, Texas; Joseph E. BUTLER, who died March 12, 1888, at the age of five years.
She passed away at her home in Hettick, Tues, Feb 15, 1916, at nine p. m. With the exception of four years at Lone Wolf, Okla., she lived in and near Hettick. The funeral was held at the Baptist church, Thursday at two p. m., conducted by Rev. V. E. KING of Palmyra, to an extra large crowd of relatives and sympathizing friends. Interment in the Gilead Baptist cemetery. The pall-bearers were J. A. ROSS, H. A. IMIL, A. O. CALHOUN, C. A. CASTEEL, Albert BACON, and Elmer BLUE. Flower bearers were Mesdames O. M. McCOLLUM, O. T. BRANDON, J. H. GARGUS, F. M. CORDER, J. R. and C. O. REYNOLDS.
She leaves to mourn her departure a husband, two daughters, a sister, four brothers, other relatives and many friends.

Obituary of John BAHN, Macoupin County Illinois (c)1998 Pam Ripplinger

Name of Deceased: BAHN, John
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star Times
Date of Obituary: February 16, 1917
Obituary: JOHN BAHN YOUNG MAN COMMITS SUICIDE Wednesday evening and yesterday morning the sad new of the suicide of John BAHN spread in our city and was received with general regret. The young man and wife who had made their home with his father-in-law and her parents in Klondike, Mr. and Mrs. Frank HETFLEISCH, returned home after a week's separation from his wife after 6 p.m. Wednesday and while in the room with Mrs. BAHN, made the remark: "This is my last drink," then pulled out a revolver from his coat pocket and sent a bullet into his right temple with fatal results. The frightened wife telephoned to Dr. W. L. McBRIEN but by the time he could reach the house, Mr. BAHN had passed away. Coroner Frank SAWYER of Sawyerville was notified and he held the inquest Wednesday evening . The jury was composed of H.W. FRITZ, foreman, W. E. PRIESMEYER, Carl L. KAESEMAN, Aug. SCHNEIDER, R. A. MILLER and Anton GUSEL. After hearing the evidence they returned the verdict: "We, the undersigned jurors, on oath do find that John BAHN came to his death by a gun shot wound from a 32-caliber Iver- Johnson revolver, inflict by himself on Feb. 14, 1917, at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Frank HETFLEISCH." Mr. BAHN was born Jan. 25, 1891 at Sabutsch in Hungary, Austria, to Geo. BAHN, Sr. and his wife, Mary nee SAATKAMP. In 1892 the father, Geo. BAHN, Sr. came to America, location at Staunton, and the family followed him the next year, arriving in our city April 11, 1893. Here the young man grew up, worked for some time in the mine then in [copy blurred.... continued on another page.]

Obituary of Jane BAILEY (POWELL) FLETCHER BAINBRIDGE, Macoupin County Illinois (c) 1998 Robert Fletcher

Name of Deceased: BAILEY, Jane
Name of Newspaper: Girard, Il.
Date of Obituary: December 18, 1891
Obituary: Mrs. Jane BAILEY, mother of our townsman, B. FLETCHER, died Friday Dec. 18, 1891, at the residence of her granddaughter, Mrs. E. TOLAN. The deceased was more than 84 years of age, and was a member of the M. E. church for 70 years. The funeral services took place at the M. E. church in this city after which the remains were taken to Scottville and there laid to rest by the side of her husband who preceded her many years ago. (Note: Jane POWELL married James S. FLETCHER and then he died. She then married John Washington BAINBRIDGE and when he died she married Lewis M. BAILEY.

Obituary of America Esther BAKER (RAFFURTY), Macoupin County Illinois (c)2001 Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: BAKER, America Esther (RAFFURTY)
Name of Newspaper: The Carlinville Democrat, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: November 3, 1881
Obituary: The wife of C. R. (Charles Robert) BAKER, (America Esther RAFFURTY BAKER), formerly of this city and Chesterfield, died at Charleston (Cole Co.?) on Saturday (Oct 29), of typhoid fever. She leaves a husband and six young children to mourn their irreparable loss. Monday the remains were brought back for burial in the locality where she passed nearly all her life. She was a daughter of James RAFFERTY.

Obituary of John Adam BAKER, Macoupin County Illinois (c)2007 Carol Cyrus

Name of Deceased: BAKER, John Adam
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin Enquirer
Date of Obituary: 16 Sep 1875 
Obituary: Sudden Death Mr. John Adam BAKER, a prominent German citizen, living near this city died last Sunday night very suddenly. He was in the city during the day attending church and about ten o'clock was taken with congestion of the lungs; Dr. HEAD was sent for, but he arrived too late. The old gentleman only lived two hours afte he was taken sick. He was over fifty-eight years of age and leaves a large family and many friends to mourn his loss.

Obituary of Mrs. Jacob BALL, Macoupin County Illinois (c)2002 Chris Grove-Surgis

Name of Deceased: BALL, Jacob, Mrs.
Name of Newspaper: Daily Enquirer
Date of Obituary: November 22, 1913
Obituary: Mrs. Jacob BALL, residing seven miles east of Virden, died quite suddenly at her home while talking to her husband Wednesday morning. She was 59 years old. The remains were taken to Litchfield Friday, where services and interment were made.

Obituary of Elizabeth SCHNEIDER BANGERT, Macoupin County Illinois (c)2011

Name of Deceased: BANGERT, Elizabeth SCHNEIDER
Name of Newspaper: Unknown
Date of Obituary: June 5, 1947
Obituary:AGED LADY PASSED AWAY SUNDAY EVENING
Mrs. Elizabeth BANGERT, who has been making her home with her niece, Mrs. Matt
SPAGNOLO, at the City Hotel Annex, for the last year, passed away Sunday evening at 4:30 o'clock at the Macoupin hospital in Carlinville, where she had been a patient for several days. Mrs.
BANGERT suffered a fractured hip about a year ago, and has been in ill health ever since. She was aged 79 years, 1 month and 28 days.
Mrs. BANGERT, whose maiden name was SCHNEIDER, was born in Germany on April 30, 1868, coming to this country with her parents about 66 years ago. The funeral was held yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon at St. Paul Evangelical church, Rev. A. J. HABERMEHL conducting the services. Interment was in the McGaughey cemetery, west of Staunton.
The aged lady is survived by a step-daughter, Mrs. Lily HERR of near Staunton; two grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs Louise ZANZ, Mrs. Joseph GUNN, and Mrs. Katie BRUMNICK of Staunton, Mrs. Louis SIMON of St. Louis, and Mrs. Robert GREGG of Springfield, Mass. Mrs. BANGERT had many friends who will long cherish her memory.
She was a member of the St. Paul Evangelical church.

Obituary of William Floyd BARNETT Macoupin County Illinois (c) 2006 Submitted by: Chris Grove Surgis

Name of Deceased: BARNETT, William Floyd
Name of Newspaper: Litchfield News Herald
Date of Obituary: 6-30-1931
Obituary: William Floyd BARNETT 6-30-1931 Litchfield News Herald W. F. BARNET DIES MONDAY, SPRINGFIELD Funeral services for William Floyd BARNETT, 46, Springfield attorney who died early Monday at St. John's hospital, Springfield, will be held at the residence at 9 o'clock Thursday morning and at 9:30 o'clock at the First Christian church, Rev. Clark Walker CUMMINGS officiating. Interment will be made in Mayfield Memorial cemetery at Carlinville. Mr. BARNETT was born at Barnett, November 5, 1884. He was a graduated from the University of Illinois in 1919. For several years he was employed in the securities department of the secretary of state's office under Louis L. EMMERSON, now governor. Shortly after Mr. EMMERSON became governor, Mr. BARNETT resigned his office and entered the law firm of BROWN, HAY and STEPHENS. He was a member of the following Masonic organizations: Springfield lodge 4, A. F. & A. M., Springfield chapter 1, Royal Arch Mason; Springfield council 2, Royal and Select Masons, Elwood commandery 6, Knights Templar; Consistory and Coordinate bodies; Ansar temple, A. A. A. O. N. M. S. He was worshipful master of Springfield lodge 4, A. F. & A. M. in 1926; high priest of Springfield chapter 1, R. A. M., in 1927, and 1928 and at the time of his death was senior warden of Sangamon lodge of perfection and engineer and seneschal of Springfield consistory.
Surviving are his wife, Rebecca; mother, Mrs. Laura BARNETT, of near Carlinville; three sisters, Mrs. Mabel GROVES, of Litchfield; Mrs. Stella GROVES and Miss Myrtle G. BARNETT, of Barnett; two brothers, Jesse Ed and Truman BARNETT also of Barnett. Typed as printed.

Obituary of William Thomas BARNETT Macoupin County Illinois (c) 2006 Submitted by: Chris Grove Surgis
Name of Deceased: BARNETT, William Thomas
Name of Newspaper: Litchfield Daily News
Date of Obituary: 11-29-1911
Obituary: William Thomas BARNETT11-29-1911 PG 1 printed D 11-28-1911 Litchfield Daily News PROMINENT MAN DIED TUESDAY William Thomas BARNETT Passes Away at His Home In This City William Thomas BARNETTdied at his home, 821 North State street in this city Tuesday morning, November 28, aged 69 years, 10 months and 28 days. Death was the result of a stroke of apoplexy, following a series of paralytic strokes. His death was momentarily expected for almost thirty- six hours, following the attack which came at 7 o'clock Sunday evening. Death ensued at 5:33 Tuesday morning. The deceased was one of the best known men of the neighborhood surrounding Shaw's Point. He was born and reared in that vicinity and lived there all his life, with the exception of the last two years. The deceased was born on December 10, 1841, in Shaw's Point township. In the immediate vicinity he grew to manhood, prospered and won the universal esteem of a large neighborhood.
Two years ago Mr. BARNETT sustained a stroke of paralysis, and although he recovered he realized that he would be obliged to take life less strenuously. Accordingly he and his wife removed to Litchfield where they wold be close to kin and where their duties wold be less ardous. Since his abode in this city, Mr. BARNETT has been practically an invalid, but at all times a most cheerful and optomistic (optimistic) patient. It was during the two last trying years of his life that the true character and affable disposition of the man was sorely tested, for he delighted in the great out doors, loved the association of his friends and enjoyed the affillations (affiliations) of his church, of all of which he was practically deprived. His faith served him to the last and he passed from this life as peacefully as he lived it, leaving as a sweet memory a record of a Christ like life. Mr. BARNETT was in his youth decided that the Christian life was the only one worth while, and accordingly became a Christian and united with the Christian church. When he removed to this city, he and his faithful wife placed their membership with the congregation at the Union Avenue Christian church.
The surviving members of the immediate family are as follows: The widow, Mrs. Elvira J. BARNETT; two sons, William Claude BARNETT, and Charles E. BARNETT, both prominent business men of this city; two brothers, G. W. and B. S. BARNETT, both of the town of Barnett, and one sister, Mrs. W. A. WILSON of Carlinville. A number of other relatives and a host of friends deeply mourn the demise and have only the sincerest sympathy for the immediate family. Brief preliminary obsequies will be held this morning at 10 o'clock at the family residence, 821 North State street, after which the funeral party will proceed overland to the Shaw's Point church, where the service proper over the remains will be held at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Charles W. ROSS will conduct both services. Interment will be made in Shaw's Point cemetery.

Obituary of Sarah BARNES (EVANS), Macoupin County Illinois (c)2004 Submitted by: Loretta Beeuwsaert

Name of Deceased: BARNES, Sarah (EVANS)
Name of Newspaper:Bunker Hill Gazette
Date of Obituary: September 2, 1896
Obituary
An Aged Woman Passed Away Died, at the residence of her son, R. K. BARNES in this place, at 3:20 o'clock p.m., Tuesday, August 25, 1896, Sarah E. BARNES, aged 90 years, 2 months and 21 days. Deceased was up to her death the oldest woman living in this township. Her maiden name was EVANS; she was born in New Hampshire, where she also married Nathan BARNES, who was born near her own home. Ten children were born to the pair and with them they came in 1851 to this place, settling on what is now the Reuben K. BARNES farm, just outside of our city limits. Mr. BARNESdied in 1870 at the age of sixty-nine years. Mrs. BARNES had long been feeble, and she was tenderly cared for by the son and his wife with whom she made her home. She was a woman of earnest Christian character, an exemplary member of the Baptist church.
The funeral took place on Thursday from the home where she died, Rev. A. W. CLAXON, pastor of the Baptist Church, officiating. All the children of the deceased (except two sons, George and John, living in Mason county) were present, viz: Reuben, at whose home she died; Almon from Forest City; Dr. Asaph A., Girard; Joseph, Milton, Kansas; and Mrs. Rebecca HOVEY, Forest City. Three of the sons, Almon, Asaph and Joseph, were soldiers in war-days, all serving in Capt. R. H. WOODSs' company in the 97th Illinois Inft. Regt. The grandchildren of deceased number 26, and the great-grandchildren 30.

Obituary of Hardin BARTO, Macoupin County Illinois (c)2001 Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: BARTO, Hardin
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: February 23, 1927
Obituary: Hardin BARTO died at his home in Bird township six miles west of Carlinville where he has resided for the last three years. He passed away Monday evening (Feb 27). His death was caused from double pneumonia. He leaves a wife, who was formerly Grace DUCKELS and an aged mother, Mrs. F.E. BARTO, and one brother Dr. J. H. BARTO of St. Louis. The funeral services will be held at the residence of George DUCKELS, in Second South street, Carlinville, IL, at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Interment in the city cemetery.

Obituary of Francis M. BATES, Macoupin County Illinois (c)2001 Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: BATES, Francis M.
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: January 18, 1928
Obituary: Francis M. BATES, son of William and Martha BATES, was born September 28, 1845 in Western Mound township, and died Jan. 10, 1928, at the home of his daughter Mrs. C. F. SANDERS in Kemper at the age of 82 years, three months and 12 days. At 8 years of age, he moved with his parents to Bird township. He was united in marriage to Rosetta BROWN in November, 1868. To this union four children were born, namely: Claude of Bird township, Nellie, wife of C. F. SANDERS of Kemper; John W., deceased; and Martha, wife of Otis J. VAUGHAN of Carlinville. Mrs. BATES died September 8, 1880. He was married to Cythia E. ADAMS, who survives him, May 6, 1885. To this union was born one son, F. F. BATES of Carlinville. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and two aged brothers, James Calvin and Attison, both of Bird township. In 1910 he moved to Carlinville where he lived until a few months ago. At an early age he became a member of Shiloh church and for many years he served as deacon. Besides those named, he leaves other relatives and friends who regret deeply his death.
The funeral, conducted by Rev. B. F. DRAKE of Palmyra, was held at Shiloh church at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13th. The following, who were nephews, acted as pallbearers: Q. H. BATES, L. C. BATES, Edward BATES, Byron BATES, Walter BATES and Maurice BATES. Those in attendance from out of town were Mrs. John BATES and daughter, Mrs. Vincent CALLAHAN and Mr. and Mrs. Edward BATES of St. Louis, and Mr. and Mrs. Harold COOK of Jerseyville. Card of Thanks. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation of the many expressions of sympathy and kind deeds of assistance during the sickness and death of husband and father.

Obituary of Douglas M. BATES, Macoupin County Illinois (c)2001 Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: BATES, Douglas M.
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: November 24, 1926
Obituary: Dies Suddenly in Hospital at Springfield Today. D. M. BATES, Formerly a Supervisor of Macoupin County, Passed Away at St. John's Hospital - Leading Farmer of Community. The many friends of D. M. BATES were grieved to learn of his sudden death at Springfield, Thursday afternoon. He had been in failing health a year or more. He was one of the best known men in the Carlinville vicinity and had always been an active farmer. Douglas M. BATES was born in Bird township (as was also his father before him), on May 11, 1861, the son of George and Agnes (ADAMS) BATES. His mother preceded him in death in December 1869. Being left motherless at an early age, the father married Jane Carr who reared the family of six small children to majority. The father passed away Feb. 4, 1879. He was reared in Macoupin County, attending the district schools as other boys did, until he had acquired sufficient knowledge of the common branches that he might assume the heavier obligations of life. Laying aside his school books, he gave his attention to the work of the farm with which he had been assisting since his early boyhood. He remained a member of the parental household until he attained his majority, when he started in on his own. He first rented some land with such success that at the end of six years he was able to buy his father's farm. This has been his home ever since where he has engaged in general farming and stock raising. By good business methods he has been so successful that he had acquired holdings of 445 acres of land in Bird and Carlinville townships, all under a high state of cultivation and well improved. On October 5, 1882 he was joined in wedlock to Miss Mattie A. WILSON, daughter of James and Rebecca (BARR) WILSON of Honey Point township.
Seven children were born to this union, of whom five are living, namely, Morris O., Walter M., Byron G. of Carlinville; Webster W. of Palmyra; and one daughter, Agnes, wife of L. D. BROWN of Peoria. He also leaves ten grandchildren. In religious faith, the family were Baptists and their political allegiance given to the Democratic party. He served several terms as assistant supervisor of Carlinville township and for 21 years was school director of his district. A capable businessman, reliable and trustworthy, he was always held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. Mr. BATES united with the Charity Baptist church when a young man and was ordained to the office of deacon and still held this position at the time of his death. He will be sorely missed by the congregation. In addition to his immediate family, Mr. BATES leaves three brothers, Q. H. BATES of Bird, James BATES, who lives east of Carlinville, William BATES, Chicago, and one sister, Mrs. Ida COLE of Nilwood. One sister, Mrs. GRIFFIN, died in Tennessee about five years ago. He also leaves three uncles, F. M. BATES of this city, and Calvin and Atison BATES of Bird. The funeral services were held on Sunday. A number of friends and relatives assembled at the residence at 11:30 where short services were held and the body was then taken to Charity church where the funeral services took place. On account of the roads, the procession had to go a roundabout way so as to follow the oiled road, as it would have been impossible to reach Charity church by the regular road. The funeral sermon was delivered by Rev. GAITHER of Jerseyville who is pastor of the church, in a solemn and impressive manner. The church was crowded with relatives and friends of the deceased. The pallbearers were Bert, Frank and Fred WILSON of this city; John MOSS, George BATES, Charles BATES, Claude BATES and George RHODES, Jr. The honorary pallbearers were ? BEVERS, Craven DENBY, Geo.RHODES, Sr., Chas. KESSINGER, J. P. PRESSLER, Geo. DENBY, William KESSINGER and ? P. KESSINGER. The flower bearers were Mrs. Roy BATES, Mrs. George BATES, Mrs. Vincent CALLAHAN, Lolah COLE, Mrs. John MOSS and Mrs. O. L. CAUDREY.

Obituary of Martha BATES (WITT) , Macoupin County Illinois (c)2001 Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: BATES, Martha (WITT)
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: October 10, 1898
Obituary: Passed to the Great Beyond. Demise of Mrs. Martha BATES, Old and Respected Resident. Died, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. W. LUMPKIN, in Carlinville, Ill., on Sunday, October 9th, 1898, Martha BATES, aged 80 years, 1 month and 14 days. Grandma BATES was born in Jefferson county, Tennessee, on the 25th day of August 1818, and was the daughter of Eli and Nancy WITT. When about 11 years of age, she together with her father's family, removed to Illinois and settle in Greene county. On the 21st day of December, 1837, she was united in marriage with James W. BATES, and they immediately removed to Barr township and settled upon land which had been entered from the government by her husband, and at once proceeded to carve out a home and farm in the then wilderness. On the 4th day of February, 1845, her husband was called to the great beyond and thus she was left a widow with two small children to face the hardships of pioneer life. But with the fortitude that characterized the early settlers of this country, she reared and educated her children, both of whom are still living, John BATES, now of Minden Mines, Mo., and Mrs. J. W. LUMPKIN, of this city. More than twenty of the last years of her life were spent at the home of her daughter. On the 24th day of June last, she accidentally fell on a stairway and severely injured her hip joint, as well as shocking her whole system. She suffered the most excruciating pain a considerable portion of the time for three and one-half months before death relieved her of her suffering. She was a good and true woman, in all that it takes to constitute true womanhood. The sick, the needy and distressed, in her had a fast friend, who never failed them while she retained her strength. She was a firm believer in Christianity, and had been a consistent member of the Baptist church for many years. During her last suffering she frequently declared herself ready for the great change. Her funeral will take place from the residence on Tuesday, October 11, at 2 p.m., Rev. D. P. DEADRICK officiating.

Obituary of Anna Catherine BECKER, Macoupin County Illinois (c)2002 Chris Grove-Surgis

Name of Deceased: BECKER, Anna Catherine
Name of Newspaper: Daily Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
November 22, 1913
Obituary: Mrs. Anna Catherine BECKER, one of the pioneer residents of Virden, died Thursday night at 7:00 at the age of 86 years. The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the late home, conducted by the Rev. J. G. REYNOLDS of the Presbyterian church.

Obituary of Frederick G. BECKER, Macoupin County Illinois (c)2001 Pam Ripplinger

Name of Deceased: BECKER, Frederick G.
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
Oct. 16, 1935
Obituary:Frederick G. BECKER, 56, for many years a carpenter contractor of Virden, Died at his home there at 4 am Tuesday. Decedent is survived by his wife, Mary STREBEL BECKER; three step- children, George HERDER of Springfield; Mrs. Maria ARAMNNIE (as written) of Berry; Mrs. Julia VANCIL of Kane; his mother, Mrs. Caroline BECLER, Virden; four brothers, Otis B. of Springfield; Oscar L., Albert M. and Russell H., all of Virden; three sisters, Mrs. Ada GOODPASTURE, Miss Carrie BECKER of Virden and Mrs. Anna HENRY of Winchester. Funeral services were held at St. Catherine's church at 9:30am Friday. Rev Willam B. WHALEN officiated and interment was in the Virden Cemetery.

Obituary of Mina BECKER Macoupin County Illinois (c) 2006  Submitted by: Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: BECKER, Mina
Name of Newspaper: Mt.Olive Herald
Date of Obituary:
11 Feb 1893 
Obituary: Died- Of Dropsy, on Sunday, February 5, 1893, Mina, daughter of Mr.and Mrs. Fritz BECKER, aged three years. She had been suffering extremely for several months. The funeral took place from the family residence at 3 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. WEISBRODT officiating. The bereaved family have the sympathy of all.

Obituary of Sophia BEHME (BLOTHE), Macoupin County Illinois (c) 2004  Submitted by: Beverly Holler

Name of Deceased: BEHME, Sophia (BLOTHE) 
Name of Newspaper
: Carlinville Democrat
Date of Obituary:
April 16, 1919 
Obituary: Sophia CatherineBLOTHE BEHME widow of the late Julius BEHME, died at her home in the First ward in this city, Friday, April 11th, at 12 o'clock noon. Her death was very sudden and unexpected. For many years Mrs. BEHME resided on a farm northeast of this city, but six years ago removed to Carlinville. Her husband died about 12 years ago. She leaves to mourn her passing six children--five daughters, Lena BEHME KLAUS, Anna BEHME, Julia BEHME DALBY, Kate BEHME YOWELL, Emma BEHME SHARP, and one son, Albert BEHME, 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday morning at 11 o'clock from St. Paul's Evangelical Church. Rev. William REIMEIR officiating. The remains were taken to Sulphur Springs Cemetery northeast of this city, where interment was made.

Obituary of Charolette BENTRUP (BEHRENFELD), Macoupin County Illinois (c)1998 Glenn Sheets

Name of Deceased: BENTRUP, Charolette
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star Times
Date of Obituary: March 5, 1915
Obituary: Mrs. Charolette BENTRUP, nee BEHRENFELD, was born in Gelzenkfrchen Waterscheid, Westphalen Germany August 28, 1866. She lived with her parents in Germany until 1887 when she came to America. In the same year she was married to Henry BENTRUP in Staunton. They lived in Staunton many years and by industry and frugality accumulated considerable property. Two and one half years ago Mr. BENTRUP died, leaving his property to his wife. She lived in the south-west part of Staunton on the cemetery road with her son Henry, until the time she was taken to Litchfield to operated on for the disease. Her death occurred at that place, as mentioned above. At the time of her death she was aged 48 years, 6 months and 2 days. Left to mourn her loss are her son Henry, who is left alone in the world by the death of his mother. The funeral will be held from the late home to St. Paul's church at 2 p.m. on next Sunday, Rev. F. DUSCHLE officiating.

Obituary of Fred BECKER, Sr., Macoupin County Illinois (c)1998 Glenn Sheets

Name of Deceased: BENTRUP, Fred, Sr.
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star Times
Date of Obituary:
March 7, 1963
Obituary:TWO 90-YEAR-OLD RESIDENTS ANSWER FINAL SUMMONS Fred BENTRUP, Sr., aged resident of this community, passed away Wednesday morning of last week at 1:05 o'clock at the Community Memorial Hospital, as was briefly noted in last week's issue. He was aged 93 years, 2 months and 5 days. He was born in Germany on December 22, 1869, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry BENTRUP. As a young man he came to this country and on Sept. 8, 1890, he was united in marriage with Miss Lydia SCHAEPER, and they made their home on a farm south of Staunton. Mrs. BENTRUP died on May 1, 1931. Mr. BENTRUP continued to be active around his farm until about two years ago, when he fell and injured his hip. He was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Fritz Funeral Home in our city, with Rev. Kenneth D. KUENNING, pastor of St. Paul United Church of Christ, officiating. Interment was in the Spangle Cemetery, southeast of Staunton. Decedent is survived by a daughter, Miss Emma BENTRUP, who resides at the family home south of Staunton; three sons, Fred, Jr., Henry and Louis BENTRUP, all of Staunton; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; also other more distant relatives. A daughter Lydia, died in 1941, and two brothers and three sisters also preceded him in death.

Obituary of Henry Wilhelm BENTRUP, Macoupin County Illinois 24 Nov 1998 (c)1998 Glenn Sheets

Name of Deceased: BENTRUP, Henry Wilhelm
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star Times
Date of Obituary: November 22, 1912
Obituary: Henry Wilhelm BENTRUP was born July 11, 1858 in Alberdissen, Westfalen, Germany. In 1885 he came to America and in 1887 was married to Charlotte BARENFELD. To this union one child was born, Henry of this city. He has been sick for some time, but was seriously ill only the last few days. His death occured at his residence on Nov. 15, 1912 at 10:30 P.M., heart trouble being the immediate cause. At his death he was aged 54 years, 3 months and 4 days. His mother survives him, also his wife, one son, one brother Fred who lives near this city and four sisters, one in Germany, Mrs. Fred SCHACHT of Wisconsin, Miss Lena SCHROEDER of North Dakota, Mrs. Anna PATHAMAN of North Dakota. One brother having died about this time last year. The funeral services were held at the church and the Concordia Singing Society of which he was a member had charge of the services at the cemetery.

Obituary of Herman H BENTRUP, Macoupin County Illinois 24 Nov 1998 (c)1998 Glenn Sheets

Name of Deceased: BENTRUP, Herman H.
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star Times
Date of Obituary: October 27, 1911
Obituary: HERMAN BENTRUP KILLED IN MINE - Herman H. BENTRUP, a loader in #14 mine was badly injured by a fall of slate last Saturday about 12:30 p.m. Mr. BENTRUP was brought to his home and died at 3:00 o'clock. He was wedging down coal, the mass giving way fell over knocking out the props which caused the slate to fall. He was bruised about the head, but a bruise over the heart was the fatal one. On Sunday morning Coroner KARNES held an inquest with the following jury: Harvey STROUD, foreman, J.E.SHARP, John CHAPMAN, Henry HOUSAM, Otto SCHULMEISTER and Roy HORTON. After visiting the mine and hearing the evidence they rendered a verdict holding the company for neglect as follows: "That the deceased came to his death by a fall of slate in room no. 2, tenth right, east side of mine #14 of the Consolidated Coal Company at Staunton, Illinois, and we furthermore believe that non compliance be said company in regard to the provision of the state mining law which provides that no man shall be permitted to enter the mine when his working place is reported dangerous, except to repair same, contributed to the cause of his death." It was one of the longest sessions of a coroner's jury ever held here and a thorough and rigid examination of all witnesses was held, as well as the evidence of the inspector taken. The funeral was held on Monday at 2:00 o'clock from the house to St. Paul's church, Rev. RAUSCH officiating the funeral being largely attended by members of the lodge and the local miners to which deceased belonged. Mr. BENTRUP was well known in this city and had been for years a familiar figure, at one time running a saloon where the Luker building now stands. For the past several years he has been engaged in mining. He leaves a wife and four children, all at home, and several brothers and sisters and other relatives. His wife was a daughter of William BRAKHANE who recently died, thus her trials are numerous and hard to bear. The Star Times extends sympathy.

Obituary of Maria Anna BENTRUP, Macoupin County Illinois 24 Nov 1998 (c)1998 Glenn Sheets

Name of Deceased: BENTRUP, Maria Anna
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star Times
Date of Obituary:
April 1923
Obituary: AGED LADY CLAIMED BY GRIM REAPER - Maria A. BENTRUP, 94 years old, died early Saturday Morning Mrs. Maria A. BENTRUP, the oldest resident of this community, Saturday morning at 8 o'clock was summoned from this life by the grim reaper death, having attained the unusual age of 94 years, 3 months and 1 day. Death was due to senility. Mrs. BENTRUP was born on Jan. 27, 1829 near Herford, Westphalen, Germany, and spent the early portion of her life in that country where in October, 1855 she was united in marriage with Herman BENTRUP. Their union was blessed with eight children, of whom five preceded the mother in death. The family resided in Germany for a number of years and in 1885 came to America, locating at Staunton where the subject of this sketch has resided continuously since. The husband and father was summoned from this life on Jan. 1, 1892, and since a number of years Mrs. BENTRUP made her home with her son, Fred BENTRUP, at whose home she died. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the home, followed by services at the St. Paul's church at 2 o'clock, Rev. H. NIEDRENHOFER officiating. Interment was at the Staunton Cemetery. Those left to chierish her memory of the estimable lady are: one son, Fred BENTRUP; two daughters, Mrs. Lena SCHROEDER of Hebron, N.D., and Mrs. Fredericka SCHACHT of Chipewa Falls, Wis.; 22 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren, and many more distant relatives and friends. May she slumber in exceeding peace after her long earthly pilgrimage.

Obituary of Lydia A BENTRUP (SCHAEPER), Macoupin County Illinois 24 Nov 1998 (c)1998 Glenn Sheets

Name of Deceased: BENTRUP, Lydia A.
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star Times
Date of Obituary:
May 7, 1931
Obituary: Mrs. Lydia A. BENTRUP, wife of Fred BENTRUP Sr., and one of the well known residents of our community, on Friday morning, May 1 at 4 o'clock passed away at the family home, southeast of Staunton. Mrs. BENTRUP had been ill since sometime and in March underwent an operation at the St. Francis Hospital at Litchfield. Death was due to carcinoma of the liver. The subject of this sketch was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Stephen SCHAEPER and was born at St. Louis on Jan. 20, 1870, hence attaining an age of 61 years, 3 months and 11 days. On September 18, 1890 she was united in marriage with Fred BENTRUP, the ceremony taking place at St. Louis. The newly married couple took possession of a farm south of Staunton and have resided in this community continuously since. Of their union five children, three sons and two daughters were born. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon at 1:15 o'clock from the family home, followed by services at the St. Paul church, Rev A. H. WEGENER officiating. Interment was at the Spangle Cemetery, south of Staunton. Pallbearers were Otto PASCHEN, Fred HOCHMUTH, O.C. SCHMUTZLER, Albert SCHNEIDER, John HOXSEY and Henry SCHUETTE. Mrs. BENTRUP was a member of the St. Paul's Church and of the Woman's Union. Those left to cherish her memory are; her husband; three sons, Henry, Fred Jr., and Louis and two daughters, Misses Emma and Lydia all of Staunton. Two brothers Louis and August SCHAEPER and one sister Miss Julia SCHAEPER, also all of Staunton.

Obituary of Catherine BERRIMAN Macoupin County Illinois (c)2006 Submitted by: John Berriman

Name of Deceased: BERRIMAN, Catherine
Name of Newspaper: Virden Recorder
Date of Obituary: August 21, 1914
Obituary:Mrs. Job BERRIMAN, Sr; Dead. Mrs. Job BERRIMAN,sr; died at her home in this city Friday night, August 14, aged sixty-four years, four months and five days. The funeral service was held in the First Methodist Episcopal church Monday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. F.B. WARD, and the interment was in the Virden cemetery. Mrs Catherine BERRIMAN was born in St. Ives, Cornwall, England, April 9, 1850. She came to this country in March,1872. She is survived by her husband, three sons and four daughters. The sons are John, Charles, and Frank BERRIMAN and the daughters are Mrs. Joseph FISH, Mrs. George GRAHAM, all of this city, and Mrs. Edward FISH of Springfield and Mrs. William ATKINSON of Fillmore, ILL. She is also survived by one step-son, Job BERRIMAN, Jr., of Virden, and one step-daughter, Mrs Hattie TAYLOR of Morristown, N.J. The deceased was a kind and loving mother.

Obituary of Job BERRIMAN, Sr., Macoupin County IL (c)2003 John Berriman

Name of Deceased: BERRIMAN, Job
Name of Newspaper: Virden Recorder
Date of Obituary: November 1914
Obituary: Job BERRIMAN, Sr. We could but briefly mention last week the death of Job BERRIMAN, Sr., which occurred last Friday morning. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon in the Methodist church, conducted by Rev. F. B. WARD and the interment was in the Virden Cemetery. Mr. BERRIMAN was born in Hayle, Cornwall, England, March 5, 1836 and died at his home in this city October 30, 1914, aged 78 years, 7 months and 25 days. He came to America in 1871, settling for a time in New Jersey at Batestown, and in 1890 came to Virden. He was a miner by occupation but about the year 1893 or 1894 after leaving the mines at Sorento quit mining as he had contracted the disease known as miner's asthma. His death was due to a complication of diseases which had made him an invalid for some time, the last four months of which he was unable to lie in bed but was compelled to sit up in a chair. His wife died last August. He is survived by four sons and five daughters. The sons are Job, Charles, Frank and John BERRIMAN, all of this city, and the daughters are Elizabeth, Mrs. George GRAHAM; Jane, Mrs. Joe FISH; Martha, Mrs. Ed FISH of Springfield. Mrs. Ethel ATKINSON of Filmore, ILL., and Mrs. Hattie TAYLOR of Morristown, N.J.

Obituary of John Wesley Best, Macoupin County IL (c)2010 Elizabeth Rivera

Name of Deceased: BEST, John Wesley
Name of Newspaper: The Edwardsville Intelligencer
Date of Obituary: 28 March 1931
Obituary: Funeral services for Wesley BEST, who died at his home in Worden on Monday afternoon, March 23, at 2:00 o'clock were held Wednesday afternoon, March 25, at 1:30 o'clock at the residence and at 1:45 o'clock at the Worden Methodist Church, Rev. F. M. MCKINNEY officiating. The pallbearers were; Orvel BIRD, of Staunton, Louis BOWLES, George BEST, James KIENLE, John C. LOEWER, and Herman C. PETERS of Worden, The choir sang, "Face to Face," "God will take care of you," and "Death Is Only a Dream." There were a number of beautiful floral offerings. The funeral was largely attended- and a number from out of town were in attendance. Mr. BESTs death was due to complications after a two week's illness. He was born on a farm near Staunton, December 20, 1875, and had attained the age of 54 years, 3 months and 3 days. He was preceded in death by his father, Wm.[sic] F. BEST, about a year ago. Two sisters, also preceded him. in death. He spent his entire life in the vicinity of Worden and Staunton. He is survived by his aged mother, Mrs. Luella BEST, two sisters, Mrs. Mary LAMB and Mrs. Verna SCOGGINS of Worden, 5 nieces, Mrs. Grover BIRD, Mrs. Clinton FARIS, of Stauuton. Mrs. Walter SOLTERMANN, of Worden, Mrs. John CONROY and Mrs. Wilfred ROW of Worden and a number of other more distant relatives and friends. Interment was in the New Hope Cemetery at Worden: Among those who attended the funeral from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. James ALLEN, Charles WEEK, Mr. and Mrs. Christ NESSEL, Mr. and Mrs. James MCGAUGHEY, Sr., James MCGAUGHEY, Jr., Sam MCGAUGHEY, Charles MCGAUGHEY, Perry Sawyer Howard SHERFY, John SHERFY, Mr and Mrs Grover BIRD and daughter Helen and son Wilbur, Mr. and Mrs. Clinton FARRIS; Mr.'and Mrs. Otis BIRD, Mrs. Marion BIRD, Mr. and Mrs. George BIRD, Mr. and Mrs.Wm. BENNETT, David PAULEY, Mr. and Mrs. Mike PINTAR and son Joseph, ORVEL BIRD and Bert SAWYER of Staunton.

Obituary of Luella SAWYER BEST, Macoupin County IL (c)2010 Elizabeth Rivera

Name of Deceased: BEST, Luella (SAWYER)
Name of Newspaper: The Edwardsville Intelligencerr
Date of Obituary:12 April 1935
Obituary: BEST Funeral Services Funeral services for Mrs. Luella BEST who died at her home In Staunton Friday night at 11;45 o'clock were held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Wegener Chapel In Staunton followed by services at the Worden Methodist Church. Rev. K. W. KEPNCR officiated, assisted by Windle ROBINSON of Waverly. The pallbearers were Ed OLIVE, George C. BEST Wm. L. GRANT, Theo. C. UNGER, Abel OLIVE and Ralph WOHLERT. The choir sang "Face to Face" and "Saved By Grace." Miss Bessie OLIVE sang; "Death Is Only a Dream." Mrs. BEST's death was due to complications which followed the fracturing of a hip four months ago. She spent a. month at the St. Francis hospital in Lltchfleld after the injury. She was born Dec 9, 1849 at West Prairie near Staunton and had attained the age of 85 years, 3 months and 26 days, and was a daughter of the late Henry and Sarah SAWYER, pioneer residents of Staunton. She was the last surviving member of a family of six children. She was married to Wilburn F. BEST in 1866. Her husband preceded her in death five years ago. A son Wesley and two daughters also preceeded her in death. Mrs. BEST was a former resident ot Worden. A month ago she and her daughter and family moved to Staunton. She was a member of the Worden Methodist church. She is survivcd by two daughters, Mrs. Mary J LAMB of Worden, Mrs. Verna SCOGGINS of Staunton, five grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Interment was in the city cemetery at Worden.

Obituary of Wilburn F. BEST, Macoupin County IL (c)2010 Elizabeth Rivera

Name of Deceased: BEST, Wilburn F.
Name of Newspaper: The Edwardsville Intelligencer
Date of Obituary:19 May 1930
Obituary: W. F. BEST OF Worden Succumbs Funeral Services Will Be Held From Family Home Tuesday Afternoon. W. F. BEST, resident of Worden and vicinity for many years, died at the family home Sunday morning about five o'clock following an lllness of five weeks. Death was due to Bright's disease. Mr. BEST was born near Staunton January 9. 1842, the son of Ephriam and Elizabeth BEST and had attained the age of eighty-eight years, four months and nine days. In 1868 he was united In marriage to Miss Luella SAWYER, who survives with three of their five children. Elizabeth and Leona BEST preceded their father in death. The children surviving are: Mary LAMB, Mrs. Verna SCOGGINS and Wesley BEST of Worden. Five grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren also survive. Mr. BEST was the last survivor of his immediate family. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the family home thence to the Worden Methodist Church of which he was a member. Rev. F. M. MCKILNNEY will conduct the rites and interment will me made in Worden City Cemetery.

Obituary of Alexander BETTIS, Macoupin County Illinois 22 March 1998 (c)1998 Wayne Bettis

Name of Deceased: BETTIS, Alexander
Name of Newspaper: West Plains Journal (Mo.)
Date of Obituary: March 21,1923
Obituary: Alexander BETTIS, father of Mrs. Ed. FOSTER of West Plains, died at his daughter's home here last Wednesday, March 21, death being due to influenza and complications. Mr. BETTIS and his wife who were both quite old, had been living at Viola, Ark., until recently. About a week before Mr. BETTIS' death, he and his aged wife moved to West Plains to reside with their daughter. Mr. BETTIS was born near Indianapolis, Ind, Nov. 22, 1840. When an infant, his parents moved to Illinois. He married Miss Sarah M. JENKINS, near Girard, Illinois, in the year 1862. To them, nine children were born. John H. BETTIS of Viola, Ark.; Mrs. Elva HART of Colorado Springs, Colo.; George BETTIS of Nilwood, Illinois; James BETTIS of Winchester, Illinois; Mrs. Laura SHIPLETT now living in Washington; Mrs. Bertha GREEN of South Fort Smith, Ark.; Clarence BETTIS of Cushing, Oklahoma; Mrs. Artie FOSTER of West Plains, Mo. Fifty-four grandchildren and fifty great grandchildren. One brother and two sisters also survive who are David BETTIS of Winchester, Illinois; Mrs. Pheobe ADAMS and Mrs. Nancy SHAW of Nilwood. The daughter living at South Fort Smith, Ark,; and the son living at Viola Arkansas, with the daughter who resides here accompanied by other relatives and friends, took the body to Viola, Arkansas; last Thursday where burial was made in Mt. Calm cemetery.

Obituary of Isobel ANTHONY BEYER, Macoupin County Illinois 22 March 1998 (c)1998 Pam Ripplinger

Name of Deceased: BEYER (ANTHONY), Isobel
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star Times
Date of Obituary: July 24, 1924
Obituary: Mrs. Emil BEYER, a well known resident to our city, died Friday morning at 7 o'clock at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry ANTHONY, of Belleville, where she spent the last 6 months. Death was due to dropsy and she attained an age of only 25 years, 25 days. Mrs. BEYER, whose maiden name was Isobel ANTHONY, was born at Rich Prairie, Illinois on June 23, 1899. On February 28, 1917 she married Emil BEYER, the ceremony taking place in Carlinville. The couple resided in Staunton and their union was graced by one child, a son. When the ravages of disease overtook her, Mrs. BEYER returned to the home of her parents where every possible effort was made to ward off her ailment, to no avail. The funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon at Belleville, Rev. RANSON officiating and interment was at the Walnut Hill Cemetery. Left to cherish her memory are the husband, Emil, one son, Melvin Emil, the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry ANTHONY of Belleville; one brother Joseph ANTHONY of Belleville, 2 sisters Mrs. Charles FUNDERBURK and Mrs. Lester SCOTT of Caseyville and other more distant relatives and friends.

Obituary of Herman BEYER, Sr, Macoupin County Illinois 22 March 1998 (c)1998 Pam Ripplinger

Name of Deceased: BEYER, Herman, Sr.
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star Times
Date of Obituary:
April 16, 1931
Obituary: HERMAN BEYER, SR., PASSED AWAY AT HIS HOME ON FRIDAY MORNING. Herman BEYER, Sr, well known and long time resident of our community, on Friday (April 10, 1931) morning at 11:50 o'clock passed away at his home, located on East Main Street, just beyond the city limits. Death was due to cancer of the liver. Herman BEYER was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil BEYER, Sr. and was born in Germany on March 31, 1867, hence attaining an age of 64 years and 10 days. He came to America as a young man and on March 10, 1894, was united in marriage with Miss Martha REINHOLD. Of their union nine children, five daughters and four sons, were born. His father preceded him in death 18 years ago. The funeral took place on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Huntman Funeral home. Rev MAYNARD of Granite City officiating. Interment was at Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Max SCHUELER, Dave KIRKWOOD, Russell BROWN, Robert LOCKHART, William REINHOLD and Curt BEYER, the latter of St. Louis. Mr. BEYER is survived by his widow; his aged mother in Germany: five daughters, Mrs. Dorothy RAY of East Alton, Mrs. Minnie YAEGER and Mrs. Alma PEARCE of Granite city. Mrs. Frieda FRANCE of Staunton and Mrs. Elnora WILLIAMSON of Peoria; four sons, Walter of Chicago and Emil, Herman, Jr. and Curt of Staunton; three brothers, Curt of St. Louis, Alfred of Detroit and Bruno in Germany; two sisters, Alma and Minnie in Germany; eight grandchildren, two Florene June YAEGER and Glenn RAY having preceded him in death. Out of town relatives here to attend the funeral included Mr. and Mrs. Paul REINHOLD, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. REINHIOLT, Mrs. Russell LARAON and son of Decatur, Mrs. Max REINHOLT of Finley; Mr. And Mrs. Gus SCHUELER, son Max and daughter Lillie and Mrs. Selma CASSENS of Alton; Mr. and Mrs. Curt BEYER, daughter Alma and son Curt and Mrs. Ella WATSON and daughter of St. Louis.

Obituary of Martha Rosa REINHOLT BEYER, Macoupin County Illinois 22 March 1998 (c)1998 Pam Ripplinger

Name of Deceased: BEYER, Martha Rosa REINHOLT, Sr.
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star Times
Date of Obituary:
December, 1954
Obituary: Staunton, Dec. 14 - Mrs. Martha BEYER, 84, died at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday at the home of her son-in -law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Roy V. FRANCE, 407 S. Hibbard. Decedent was born in Saxony, Germany, May 20, 1870, a daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. Willhelm REINHOLT. She came to Staunton in 1883 with her parents and has since resided here. On March 10, 1894, she was married to Herman E. BEYER, of Staunton. Mr. BEYER died April 13, 1931. Survived by fve daughters, Mrs. Dorothy RAY, Waycross, Ga.; Mrs. Roy V. FRANCE, Staunton; Mrs. Clarence DEAN, Gary, Ind; Mrs. Theodore YAEGER, Granite City; Mrs. Vernon MARTIN, Peoria, and four sons, Emil, Herman, and Curt, all of Staunton and Walter BEYER in Chicago. She also leaves 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and one brother, Charles REINHOLDT, of Staunton. Friends may call at the Huntman funeral home from noon Wednesday until 2 p.m. Thursday when funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home by Rev. M. P. SCHROEDEL, pastor of St Paul Evangelical and Reformed Church. Burial in Memorial Park cemetery.

Obituary of Fred BIERBAUM, Macoupin County Illinois (c)2002 Chris Grove-Surgis
Name of Deceased: BIERBAUM, Fred
Name of Newspaper: Daily Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
June 24, 1911
Obituary: Found Dead in his Barn Succumbs to Paralysis Fred BIERBAUM, aged about 76 years, was found lying dead in the barn on his home place about two miles and a half south of Woodburn, Friday afternoon about 3 o'clock. The grewsome discovery was made by Luther ELLIS, who works on the place. Mr. BIERBAUM was a prominent and wealthy farmer. He had the trials of hard work and thrift which characterize most of the German farmers of this section. Lately he has been cutting and stacking wheat, and although his son urged him to keep out of the field and leave the work to the younger men, the old gentleman stayed on the job and at noon Friday, finished a large stack of wheat. He ate his dinner as usual and then went to the barn and this was the last seen of him until about 3 p.m. About that hour a storm came up and the hired man went to the barn. As he entered he found Mr. BIERBAUM's body lying on the floor, and quickly realized that he was dead. Mr. ELLIS called the members of the family and a physician and the coroner were summoned. A jury composed of C. P. EDSALL, Geo. W. WOOD, Hugo FROEBEL, Wm. HEYDE, Charles TEIBACH and Matt HERMAN found that the deceased came to his death from paralysis due to worry and exertion. The aged widow and a son, L. E. BIERBAUM and a daughter Lena lived at home and the daughter kept house for her parents while the son superintended the farm. The family are highly respected and well known. Mr. BIERBAUM had previously suffered one or two light strokes of the disease which killed him. Funeral services will probably be held Monday and interment will be made at Upper Alton. Coroner KARNES went to Shipman via the C. & A. Limited which stopped there especially for him, and made a dark and lonesome drive from there to the BIERBAUM home, returning during the night also. Obituary of Alfred L. BISHOP, Macoupin County Illinois (c)2002 Chris Grove Surgis

Name of Deceased: BISHOP, Alfred L.
Name of Newspaper: Litchfield News Herald
Date of Obituary:
March 28, 1955
Obituary:Alfred L. BISHOP, Mt. Olive merchant, died Sunday night at 11:25 o'clock in St. Francis hospital following a four months illness. He was 48 years old last March 2. An only child of Roy E. and Sena MILLER BISHOP, he was born at Sorento and at an early age moved with his parents to Mt. Olive. He was associated with his father in a wholesale tobacco business in Mt. Olive. He was united in marriage with Mrs. Anna TERRACH SPOTTI in St. Michael's church rectory at Staunton on Feb. 15, 1936. He is survived by his wife and his parents, all of Mt. Olive. Services will be conducted on Wednesday morning with short rites at Becker & Sons funeral home at 9:30 o'clock preceding the requiem mass in Church of the Ascension at 10 o'clock. Rev. Elmer SANDERS will officiate and interment will be in Mt. Olive cemetery. The rosary will be recited in the funeral home Tuesday night at 7:30 o'clock.

Obituary of Louis F. BITTER, Macoupin County Illinois (c)2002 Chris Grove Surgis

Name of Deceased: BITTER, Louis F
Name of Newspaper: Litchfield Daily News
Date of Obituary:
January 4, 1902
Obituary:  Passes Away Sunday Night at His Home Southwest of the City. Louis F. BITTER died Sunday night at 10:30 o'clock at the home of his father, John BITTER, three miles southwest of the city, aged 32 years and 7 months. The death of the deceased was the result of a cancer of the stomach. He had been sick for six weeks, being confined in the hospital three weeks prior to his death, having been brought home with little hopes of recovery. He was a single man and leaves a father, two brothers and three sisters to mourn his death. The funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the family residence. Interment in Elmwood cemetery. 1-6-1902 The funeral Services over the remains of the late Louis F. BITTER were held Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the residence, three miles southwest of the city. Rev. WEBB, of Anna, Il., formerly of this city officiated.

Obituary of Belle BLACKBURN (SIMPSON), Macoupin County Illinois 22 March 1998 (c)1998 Shawn Corder.

Name of Deceased: BLACKBURN, Belle
Name of Newspaper: Unknown
Date of Obituary: Unknown
Obituary: MRS. BELLE BLACKBURN Belle SIMPSON was born near Darlington Yorkshire, England, August 2, 1839 and died Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at her home, aged 87 years, 7 months and 28 days. She came to America at the age of 25 years, with her two brothers John and James SIMPSON and located in Carrollton, Greene County, where they lived for five years, after which they traveled to Virden by stage coach where she has lived for the past 58 years. She was married in 1877 to Joseph Blackburn, and to this union two children were born, a son Frank, died at the age of 15 and Anna, now Mrs. Lampton SMITH is left to mourn her loss. Besides her daughter she leaves four grandchildren, Frank B., James, Charles, and George SMITH and many friends. Her husband preceded her in death several years ago. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at the Methodist church at 2:30, with Rev. BIDDLE officiating. Interment will be made in Virden cemetery.

Obituary of Samual BLAEUER, Macoupin County Illinois 2006  Submitted by: Nonnie Loveless

Name of Deceased: BLAEUER, Samual
Name of Newspaper:
Date of Obituary: 16 Jan 1913
Obituary: BLAEUER services will be held on January 18, at 2 0'clock from St. Paul's Evangelical Church in Carlinville. Interment in the city cemetery.

Obituary of Cenia BLEVINS (LAIR), Macoupin County IL (c)2001 Dolores Ford Mobley

Name of Deceased: BLEVINS, Cenia (LAIR)
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
January 23, 1929
Obituary: Mrs. Cenia BLEVINS died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cephas UPTON, Thursday, Jan. 17, 1929 in Atwater. She was 76 years, 11 months and 4 days old. She was born Feb. 13, 1852. Her husband preceded her in death Jan. 16, 1922 and also two children died in childhood. She is survived by three children - Mrs. Nancy UPTON of Atwater; Miss Olive BLEVINS of Eureka, and Miss Lulista BLEVINS of Washington, D.C. One brother survives, Charles SNOW of Tulsa, Okla. Funeral services were held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Christian Church in Atwater, Rev. J.H. HOSTETLER of Hillsboro officiating. The pallbearers were James BOSTON, J.E. BOSTON, John WESBROOK, J.A. COLE, J.W. PLAIN and George MASON. Interment was in the Bethel Cemetery.

Obituary of Columbus C. BLEVINS, Macoupin County IL (c)2001 Dolores Ford Mobley

Name of Deceased: BLEVINS, Columbus C.
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
January 18, 1922
Obituary: "Death of Columbus BLEVINS" Shaw's Point lost one of it's most prominent and respected citizens in the death of Columbus BLEVINS, who passed away at the family home, Monday, Jan. 16th at 7:30 a.m. after an illness of only 4 days from pneumonia. He was aged 71 years, 1 month, and 14 days. The deceased was born in Shaw's Point township just a short distance from where the family home now stands and has spent his entire life in that locality. He never was a member of any fraternal or other Society or Church organization but was always proud to be at the forefront in any Christian or charitable work that was to be done. He was a good man with his neighbors and at his own home where he was greatly loved and will be missed greatly. He was married in about 1880 to Miss Cenia A. LAIR and to this union five children were born, two of whom have preceded him in death. Besides his widow, he leaves to mourn their loss, three daughters, Miss Lucetta, a teacher in the Springfield schools, Miss Olive, a teacher in the DeKalb high school, and Mrs. Nancy UPTON of Atwater; also, one son-in-law, Cephus UPTON and two grandchildren, Mary and Alfred UPTON of Atwater. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 18th at 11 a.m. at Bethel M.E. Church, the services being conducted by Rev. Charles UPTON. Interment in Bethel Cemetery.

Obituary of Euphemia BLEVINS (BURROWS) GRAY, Macoupin County IL (c)2001 Dolores Ford Mobley

Name of Deceased: BLEVINS, Euphemia (BURROWS) (GRAY)
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat
Date of Obituary:
October 29, 1902
Obituary: Death of Mrs. U. BLEVINSs Monday morning at her home in Shaw's Point township, Mrs. Euphemia BLEVINS died, aged 85 years. The deceased was one of the oldest residents of that township. Dec. 24, 1837, she was united in marriage to Andrew GRAY, Rev. David GIMBLIN officiating. Mr. GRAY died in 1846. December 1st, 1848 she was united in marriage to S.A. BLEVINS, John LEWIS, J.P. officiating. He died about five years ago. Mrs. BLEVINS had been blind for some years and was in very poor health also. Her father was one of the first settlers in Macoupin county. She was a stepmother of William GRAY, of Virden.

Obituary of Seaton Alexander BLEVINS, Macoupin County IL (c)2001 Dolores Ford Mobley

Name of Deceased: BLEVINS, Seaton Alexander
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary: April 7, 1897
Obituary: "Death of S.A. BLEVINS" Died Monday at his home in Shaw's Point township of old age, S. A. BLEVINS, age 83. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the family residence after which interment will be made in Bethel cemetery. The deceased was an upright citizen, respected by his friends and neighbors, a member of the Christian Church and leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his departure from earth.

Obituary of David L. BLEY, Macoupin County Illinois 22 March 1998 (c)1998 Michelle Bley

Name of Deceased: BLEY, David L.
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star-Times
Date of Obituary: 1940
Obituary:
Doctor David L. BLEY, pioneer physician and surgeon of Staunton, died Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at his home. He had been ill for serveral days, advanced age having enfeebled him and he was unable to rally from his ailment.
He was 86 years, 3 months and 3 days of age. Dr. BLEY was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on November 13, 1853, a son of the late Dr. and Mrs. George BLEY. The family came to Staunton when the subject of this sketch was a boy of eight. The elder Dr. BLEY opened a drug store in Staunton, in addition to practicing as a  physician. The son prepared for the study of medicine in his father's drug store, and after completing his school course in the public schools here, he enrolled in the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, graduating from that institution with a degree of Doctor of Medicine. For a short time Dr. Dave practiced his profession in Mt. Olive and New Douglas, coming to Staunton in 1879. For some 60 years he continuously served the people in this vicinity, retiring from active  practice only about a year ago. His record of service is one that can be equaled by but very few in the entire county. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Wegener Funeral Home, Rev. J. A. OESCH, pastor of the Presbyterian church officiating. Interment was at the Staunton City cemetery. Staunton Lodge No. 177, A M., of which he was a member, conducted the ritualistic ceremonial at  the grave.
Pall bearers were L. B. DILLINGHAM, Chas. MCGAUGHEY, J. R. RUSSELL, A.  C. WEBSTER, H. E. HOPPER and B. G. FRIDLI. As a tribute to the unselfish service to the community, Mayor Wm. B. MCBRIEN issued a proclamation asking that all business houses be closed during the hours of the funeral. Dr. BLEY had never  married, and he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Nellie WURTZ of Joliet; the following nieces and nephews: Mrs. Edna DRIPPS GOFF, who resided with him and cared for him during the past several years; Dr. Robert BLEY of Bunker Hill; George WURTZ of Lexington, Ky., Mrs. Marian EDWARDS of Hollywood, Calif, and Misses Mary and Martha WURTZ of Joliet. The life of Doctor Dave was an example of complete dedication to the service of the people of this vicinity. For over sixty years he unselfishly carried on the work of his chosen profession among the people whom he loved. In the earlier days of his career, it was with ho and buggy, and often on horseback, that he answered his calls to the bedsides of the ill and distressed-helped little souls into the world, treated their childhood ailments, delivered their children and waited on them when death came to lay clammy hands on their brows.
This work he carried on for three-score years-helped three generations arrive, and many times eased the last moments of those into whom he had spanked the breath of life.
In rain or shine, sleet or snow, day or night, he visited his patients-too often without any recompense. But he cheerfully wiped the slate clear where adversity and misfortune had frowned, and kept going on, relieving human aches and pains and taking for his renumeration the smiles of gratitude his efforts brought. Doctor Dave was probably the best beloved individual in this part of the state, as well he should have been. Dr. David L. BLEY lived a long and extremely useful life. In worldly goods he was at the end relatively poor. In blessings from the people he had helped, however, he was fabulously wealthy. May he rest in exceeding peace!
Among those from a distance attending the funeral services were Mrs. Pearl BLEY and son Billy of Beardstown; Dr. and Mrs. Robert BLEY of Bunker Hill; Mrs. O. R. UNGER of Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Harriet CAMPBELL, Mr. and Mrs. Charles MILLER and Mrs. Sophia FAULSTICH of St. Louis; Leslie GEORGE, Frank GODSON, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas WILLIAMSON and Mrs. B. T. CHAPMAN of Edwardsville; Mr. and Mrs. P. G. SAWYER of Carlinville, as well as many other friends from other nearby towns whose names we were unable to obtain.

Obituary of George BLEY, Macoupin County Illinois 22 March 1998 (c)1998 Michelle Bley

Name of Deceased: BLEY, George
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star-Times
Date of Obituary: January 19, 1922
Obituary: Dr. George BLEY died at Bunker Hill. Dr. George BLEY of Beardstown, brother of Dr. D. L. BLEY and Mrs. M. B. DRIPPS of our city, died suddenly Tuesday at 12:20 o'clock p.m. at the home of Dr. Robert BLEY at Bunker Hill. Death was due to heart spasm and the doctor sustained the attack shortly after having partaken of a hearty dinner. His age at the time was 70 years. Dr. George BLEY is well known in our city having been born in Staunton and spent his youth here. For the past 20 years he practiced medicine at Beardstown, where he conducted a private sanitarium. In November of the past year he sustained an attack of heart trouble and since that time has been sojourning in Staunton and Bunker Hill in an effort to regain his health. He had planned to visit his brother and sister in our city Tuesday and was making arrangements to come over here when death overtook him. Funeral arrangements have not been made as this goes to press but burial will be at Beardstown. He is survived by one son, Dr. Walter BLEY, two brothers, Dr. D. L. BLEY of Staunton and Dr. Robert BLEY of Bunker Hill; two sisters, Mrs. M. B. DRIPPS of Staunton and Mrs. Nellie WURTZ of Joliet, besides other more distant relatives. His wife preceded him in death a number of years ago.

Obituary of Charlotte NIEHAUS BOEHME, Macoupin County Illinois (c)2002 Chris Grove-Surgis

Name of Deceased: BOEHME, Charlotte NIEHAUS
Name of Newspaper: Litchfield News Herald
Date of Obituary: May 17, 1943
Obituary: Charlotte NIEHAUS BOEHME
Funeral services for Mrs. Charlotte NIEHAUS BOEHME of Cahokia Township, who died at St. Francis hospital Saturday afternoon at 4:45 o'clock following an illness of 18 months, will be conducted Tuesday afternoon. Short rites at the Gerlt funeral home at 1:30 o'clock will preceded services at Trinity Lutheran church, four miles west of Litchfield, at 2 o'clock. Rev. A. J. Klindworth will be in charge and interment will be in Mt. Olive city cemetery. The body will lie at the funeral home to await services. Mrs. BOEHME was a native of Germany, where she was born May 10. 1864, a daughter of Ludwig and Margaret KONSTEINER NIEHAUS. She came with her parents to the United States when three years old, and to the Litchfield community. She was united in marriage to Julius BOEHME Feb. 5, 1891, the couple locating on a farm three and a half miles west of Litchfield in Cahokia township, Macoupin county. Mr. BOEHME preceded his wife in death Oct. 15, 1940. Mrs. BOEHME is survived by 10 children, Louis BOEHME and Mrs. Louis PRANGE of Litchfield; Adolph BOEHME, Kenosha, Wis.; Mrs. Albert ERNST, Alhambra; Fred BOEHME, Watertown, Wis.; Mrs. Herman FRANKE, Litchfield, Edwin BOEHME, Mt. Olive; Marvin BOEHME, Litchfield; Mrs. Walter JUBELT of Gillespie, and William BOEHME of Litchfield. Thirty-eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren also survive. Mrs. BOEHME was the last of her family, three sisters and three brothers and her parents having preceded her in death. Litchfield News Herald Mrs. BOEME
Rites At Trinity Church Funeral services for Mrs. Charlotte BOEHME, widow of Julius BOEHME, who died Saturday, were conducted Tuesday afternoon. Short rites at the Gerlt funeral home preceded services at the Trinity Lutheran church west of Litchfield. Rev. A. J. KLINDWORTH was in charge and interment was in the Mt. Olive city cemetery. The six sons of Mrs. BOEHME served as casket bearers. Louis, Adolph, Fred, Edwin, Marvin and William BOEHME. Fourteen granddaughters were in charge of the flowers. They are Marie and Iona ERNST, Arlene and Geneva FRANKE, Rena PRANGE, Elaine JUBELT, Charlotte AHRENS, Eleanor BANDY, Lanita BRAUNDMEIER, Dorothy BAILEY, Lucille BOEHME, Delores, Evelyn and Alice BOEHME.

Obituary of Julius BOEHME, Macoupin County Illinois (c)2002 Chris Grove-Surgis

Name of Deceased: BOEHME, Julius
Name of Newspaper: Litchfield News Herald
Date of Obituary: October 16, 1940
Obituary: Julius BOEHME Aged Farmer Killed on Gillespie Road Julius BOEHME, 75, Struck by Car Julius BOEHME, 75, a resident of the farm community west of Litchfield for 43 years, was killed instantly last night when he stepped in the path of a machine driven by Alfred PERANTONI, of Wilsonville, on the Gillespie road about three-fourths of a mile from city limits. BOEHME , a retired farmer, was walking home from  Litchfield when he met his death. He died instantly, both legs being nearly severed from his body by the bumper of the machine and his back badly crushed. PERANTONI, who with his father, Louis PERANTONI, a sister, Miss Alba PERANTONI, and a friend, Toni MORETTI, all of Wilsonville, was coming to Litchfield to visit friends at the hospital, reported the accident immediately at the police station here and remained to testify at the inquest conducted by Deputy Coroner D. K. GORDON at the Gerlt funeral
home, where the body was taken. Joseph T. OHREN, a farmer residing west of Litchfield, was the only other witness. OHREN, en route home, drove his machine in the ditch to escape striking the aged man. Ohren testified that when he first saw BOEHME , the aged man was walking on the shoulder at the south side of the road facing the east bound traffic. As OHREN 's car approached, BOEHME stepped into the lane of traffic with his back to the PERANTONI machine and raised his hand as if beckoning for a ride.
Perantoni said he was blinded by the lights of the west bound traffic and did not see BOEHME until he was about 15 feet from the aged man. He swerved his car, but was unable to avoid hitting the man. BOEHME's back was still toward him. The accident, according to the report of Officer Wilfred LOEW, who made the investigation, took place at about 6:50 p.m. about an hour after dark. PERANTONI testified that he was traveling at a speed of about 25 miles per hour. A verdict of accident was returned. His death was the first of a pedestrian and the second fatal accident on the new Gillespie road.
Mr. BOEHME was a native of Belleville and was born August 23, 18655. He came to the Litchfield community in early life and 49 years ago last February was united in marriage with Miss Charlotte NIEHAUS of the local community. He had resided in the present home, four miles west of Litchfield, for 43 years. Mr. BOEHME is survived by his widow, Mrs. Charlotte BOEHME and ten children. Louis BOEHME, Mrs. Louis PRANGE, Litchfield; Adolph BOEHME , Kenosha , Wis.; Mrs. Albert ERNEST of Alhambra; Fred BOEHME , Watertown, Wis., Mrs. Herman PRANGE, Litchfield, Edwin BOEHME , Mt. Olive; Marvin BOEHME of Litchfield; Mrs. Walter JUBELT of Gillespie and William BOEHME at home. Thirty-five grandchildren, one great grandchild, and a sister, Mrs. Joe DALLAO of Belleville, also survive him. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon. Short rites at the family residence at 1:30 o'clock, will precede services at the Trinity Lutheran church at 2o'clock. Rev. A. J. KLINDWORTH will be in charge and interment will be in the Mt. Olive City Cemetery. The body will be removed to the residence from the Gerlt funeral home tomorrow.

Litchfield News Herald 10-19-1940
Great Throng at BOEHME Funeral Trinity Lutheran church, southwest of Litchfield was not large enough to accommodate the crowd that gathered Friday afternoon for funeral services for Julius BOEHME , well known farmer of west Litchfield, who was instantly killed Tuesday night when struck by an automobile as he walked toward his home. Rev. A. J. Klindworth
was in charge of the services and interment was in the Mt. Olive city cemetery. Casket bearers were six sons, Louis, Adolph, Fred, Edwin, Marvin and William BOEHME. In charge of the flowers were Edna ADDEN, Lonita BRAUNDMEYER, Charlotte AHRENS, Arsetta PHILLIPS, Eleanor BANDY, Evelyn BOEHME , Dorothy BAILEY, Rena PRANGE, Erma ERNST, Arline FRANKS, Elaine JUBELT, Marie ERNST, Delores BOEHME and Geraldine GROH.

Obituary of Albert BOHLEN Macoupin County Illinois (c)2008 Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: BOHLEN, Albert
Name of Newspaper: Mt.Olive Herald
Date of Obituary: 7 Apr 1933
Obituary: Funeral services for Albert BOHLEN, who died suddenly at Chicago last week Wednesday, were held at the Becker Funeral Parlors in this city Sunday afternoon. The funeral services were in charge of the local Knights of Pythias, assisted by members of the Edwardsville lodge, while a quartette from the M.E. Church rendered several vocal selections.
The remains were laid to rest in the Mt.Olive cemetery. Albert BOHLEN, son of Elde and Trientje BOHLEN, was born in Lebanon, Ill., April 7, 1871. In 1882 he came with his parents to Mt.Olive, and made this his home until Jul 15, 1924, when he moved to Chicago, where he resided until his death. He attained the age of 61 years, 11 months and 22 days, and is survived by one brother, Gerhard, of Mt.Olive and a number of other relatives and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and two sisters. While residing in Mt.Olive he was a member of the Mt.Olive Band for many years, and also an active memeber of the Mt.Olive Fire Department for a number of years and later an honorary member.
He became a member of Mt.Olive Lodge No.606, Knights of Pythias, on Feb 27, 1905, and on April 12,1930 was presented a veterans jewel, indicating twenty-five years of continuous membership in the order. Among those from out of town in attendance at the funeral were Mrs. Sophia BOHLEN and son Alfred, and daughter, Mrs. Clara HALL, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. RIEKEN and son, and Mr. and Mrs. Genlis GIESELMAN of East Alton; Ed ENGLEMAN of Mitchel; Miss Helen L JONES of Edwardsville; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur ARCHIBALD of Gillespie; and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence MILLER of Bunker Hill.

Obituary of Anna SCHOEN BOHLEN Macoupin County Illinois (c)2000 Kenneth R. Doty, Jr.

Name of Deceased: BOHLEN, Anna SCHOEN
Name of Newspaper: Litchfield News Herald
Date of Obituary: 16 October 1950
Obituary: Services Tueday For Mrs. E. J. BOHLEN Funeral services for Mrs. Anna SCHOEN BOHLEN, 76, wife of E. J. BOHLEN, who died Sunday at her home on Litchfield rural route three, will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Carroll funeral home. Reverend A. L. JONES of First Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in Crabtree cemetery.
Mrs. BOHLEN was born in Mt. Olive, a daughter of the late Albert and Annie ARKEBAUER SCHOEN. She was married to Ekke J. BOHLEN in Mt. Olive on April 13, 1890, at which time they moved to Litchfield. Surviving besides her husband are five children, Mrs. Mary FLITZ, Mrs. Agatha VARNER, Albert, John and Edwin BOHLEN, all of Litchfield; nine grandchildren, Mrs. Dorothy MOATS, Albert, Jerry and Bobbie BOHLEN, Henry FLITZ, Mrs. Erma SELLERS, Mrs. Irene FENTON and John and Bill VARNER and five great- grandchildren.

Obituary of Edward H. "Spitz" BOHLEN Macoupin County Illinois (c)2000 Kenneth R. Doty, Jr.

Name of Deceased: BOHLEN, Edward H. "Spitz"
Name of Newspaper: Mt. Olive Herald
Date of Obituary: 13 July 1951
Obituary: Edward H. "Spitz" BOHLEN, a life-long resident of this city, died unexpectedly while sitting on a chair on the lawn at his home Monday evening at 8:15 o'clock. He had apparently been in good health. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
Mr. BOHLEN was born in this city on Aug.15, 1890, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry BOHLEN. He was aged 60 years, 10 months and 27 days. On June 14, 1913,he was united in marriage to Miss Marie RIEMENSCHNEIDER of Litchfield.
He followed the vocation of mining and was employed at Mine No.15 for many years prior to its recent closing. He was a member of Local No.35 P.M.W.A., and Zion Lutheran church. Left to mourn his death are his wife; two sons; Melbourne BOHLEN of this city and Harold BOHLEN of Litchfield; three grandchildren; one brother, Arthur BOHLEN, of Butler, and one sister, Mrs. Arthur ARCHIBALD, of Gillespie.
The body remained in state at Becker & Son Funeral Home until Thursday at noon, at which time it was taken to Zion Lutheran church. Funeral services were held at the church Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, with Rev. H. HOFHENKE officiating. Interment was in Mt. Olive cemetery.

Obituary of Elde BOHLEN Macoupin County Illinois (c)2000 Kenneth R Doty Jr

Name of Deceased: BOHLEN, Elde
Name of Newspaper: MT.Olive Herald
Date of Obituary: April 21, 1917
Obituary: The funeral of Elde BOHLEN, who died very suddenly at the home of his son, Henry, in this city last Friday morning, of heart failure at the age of 88 years,was held at the Zion's Church Sunday afternoon, and the remains laid to rest in the Mt. Olive Cemetery.
The deceased was born in Germany, May 9,1833,and come to this country in 1855.He went back to the old country in 1859, and was united in marriage to Trientje LOERS. They returned to this country, and after residing at Lebanon until 1882, moved to this city. Nine children were born to them, one preceding him in death, as did also the wife. Those surviving are: Henry, Okke, John, Jacob Alpert, Mary, Gerhard and Herman. There are also 24 grandchildren and 8 great- grandchildren. Those in attendance at the funeral from out of town were: Okke BOHLEN, wife and children and m. GIESELMAN, wife and son of Alton,: Mrs. Rose BOHLEN and daughter and Jacob BOHLEN of Litchfield: Edw. ENGELMAN of Madison; Henry SLAUGHTER of Nokomis; Henry GUESTMAN and John HARMS of Lebanon, Mrs. STIEGEMEIER and Mrs. GABEL of Staunton.

Obituary of Gerhard BOHLEN Macoupin County Illinois (c)2000 Kenneth R Doty Jr

Name of Deceased: BOHLEN, Gerhard
Name of Newspaper: Mt.Olive Herald
Date of Obituary: 3 July 1942
Obituary: Gerharde BOHLEN, one of this city's well known residents, was called by death Sunday morning at 4 o'clock at the family residence. He was in his usual health upon retiring Saturday evening, but awoke early the next morning, complaining of a pain in his chest. After drinking a cup of warm water, he felt better and went back to bed. Shortly afterward his wife noticed that he was breathing heavily, and summoned a doctor, but he died before the physician could arrive. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
Mr. BOHLEN was born October 22,1876, in Lebanon, Ill. a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Elde BOHLEN. He came to Mt. Olive with his parents in 1883 and has resided here since that time. In 1911, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary JUNG, who with one daughter, Mrs. William KOSENAR, of Wilmington, N.C. is left to mourn his death.
For almost fifty years Mr. BOHLEN was an active member of the Mt. Olive band, and for several years served as its leader. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge at Staunton, and also the Consistory and Shrine.
Final rites were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Becker and Son Funeral Home by
Rev. Ezra KELLER of Hillsboro. The Mt. Olive Band played several appropriate selections. Interment was in Mt. Olive Cemetery,casket bearers being John K. PRICE, Emil NIEMEYER. H. J. TROEGER, John KNES, and Walter ARKEBAUER of this city and James BASSO of Benld, president of Local No.38 A. F. of M. The Staunton Masonic Lodge attended the rites in a body and conducted its ritual at the grave. Among those from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. J. W. SWANSON, Chicago, Ill., Miss Marie DAVIS, Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Landis DAVIS, Canton, Mo.; Mrs. Howard DAVIS, Washington, D. C.; Mrs. Sam CHRISTOPHER, Auburn, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. RIEKEN, East Alton, Ill.; Mrs. C. J. HALL, Edwardsville, Ill.; Mrs. Sophia BOHLEN, East Alton Mr. and Mrs. Geo. GIESELMAN, Wood River.; Mrs. J. RIEGER Mr. and Mrs. Ollie KOEBLE and Mr. Ollie GUSTMANN, Lebanon, Ill.; Mrs. Emil KOEBLE, Bellville, Ill.; Mrs. A. ARCHIBALD, Gillespie, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. MILLER, Litchfield, Ill.; Mrs. OSBORN, Hillsboro, Ill.; James KILGORE, Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. SCHLACTER, Nokomis, Ill.

Obituary of Henry BOHLEN Macoupin County Illinois (c)2008 Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: BOHLEN, Henry
Name of Newspaper: Mt.Olive Herald
Date of Obituary: 15 Feb 1924 
Obituary:
Mr.Henry BOHLEN was born July 28, 1860 in East Friesland, Germany. At the age of 5 years he came to the United States with his parents who settled at Moro, Ill. In the year 1879 he came to Mt.Olive. September 5, 1886 Mr. BOHLEN was united in marriage to Miss Mary SCHLOMANN. To this union 9 children were born, of whom 3 sons and 1 daughter have preceded the father in death.
Thursday, last week, the deceased was suddenly taken sick. All efforts to save his life proved futile and at 7:10 pm the same day he passed away. He was conscious to the last minute and although very weak was able to talk to those who stood near his bed.
He attained the age of 63 years, 6 months and 10 days. He leaves to mourn his death his wife; two sons, Arthur and Edward, 3 daughters, Mrs. Hattie KILGOR, Mrs.Amanda BEIER, Mrs. Alma ARCHIBALD, two daughters-in-law, 3 sons-in-law, 4 brothers John of Akron, Iowa, Okke of Alton and Albert and Gerhard of Mt.Olive, 1 brother-in-law, 11 grandchildren. Besides many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted last Monday, at 1:30 p.m. at the house and at 2:00 o'clock at Zions church.

Obituaryof Herman BOHLEN Macoupin County Illinois (c)2008 Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: BOHLEN, Herman
Name of Newspaper: Mt. Olive Herald
Date of Obituary: 7 Dec 1918
Obituary: Gerhard BOHLEN received word Monday that his brother Herman had died at his home in Akron, Iowa. Gerhard and his sister Mrs. Wm. GIESELMAN left Tuesday to attend the funeral. Herman BOHLEN grew to manhood in Mt.Olive, but years ago moved to Iowa, where he conducted a large blacksmith and woodwork shop, and was doing fine. His death was caused by influenza, one of his children dying two weeks previous. He reached the age of 38 years, and is survived by his wife and nine children.

Obituary of Mary JUNG BOHLEN Macoupin County Illinois (c)2000 Kenneth R Doty Jr

Name of Deceased: BOHLEN, Mary (JUNG)
Name of Newspaper:Mt. Olive Herald
Date of Obituary: 15 JANUARY 1943
Obituary: The message that Mrs. Mary BOHLEN, of this city, had passed away on Friday afternoon at the home of her Niece, Mrs. J. W. SWANSON, 5716 Union Ave. Chicago, Ill., came as a severe shock to her many friends and acquaintances, as no one knew that she had even been sick. She went to Chicago several weeks ago with her sister, Mrs. Gunda DAVIS, for a visit and while there contracted a cold and an attack of the flu, but had seemingly recovered when she suffered a relapse, which affected her heart, death coming shortly after. Mrs. BOHLEN was born in Germany, coming to this country with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles JUNG, at the age of six years, and has resided here since. She reached the age of 66 years, 3 months and 3 days. In 1911, she was united in marriage to Gerhard BOHLEN, who preceded her in death last June, his death also coming suddenly and practically without warning. She was a Life-Long member of the Zion Lutheran Church, and for a number of years was employed as a teacher of the Zion Lutheran Parochial School. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. William KOSINAR, of Chicago: one sister, Mrs. Gunda DAVIS, who had been residing with her since the death of her husband: one sister-in-law, of Oklahama, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted on Monday afternoon at the Becker & Son Funeral Home in this city at 1:40 o'clock, and at 2 o'clock at the Zions Lutheran Church, with Rev. H. HOFHENKE officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the Mt. Olive Cemetery, Edw. W. PRANGE, W. L. NIEMANN, E. C. NIEMEYER, Fred DOEHRING, Walter ARKEBAUER and H. J. TROEGER serving as pallbearers. The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved daughter and sister in this, their hour of deep sorrow.

Obituary of Mary BOHLEN (SCHLOMANN) Macoupin County Illinois (c)2008 Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: BOHLEN, Mary (SCHLOMANN)
Name of Newspaper: Mt.Olive Herald
Date of Obituary: 13 May 1932 
Obituary: Mrs. Mary BOHLEN, widow of the late Henry BOHLEN, for many years a resident of Mt.Olive died Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur ARCHIBALD, in Gillespie. Death was due to a heart attack and complications. She was aged 66 years, 11 months and 6 days. Mrs. BOHLEN, whose maiden name was SCHLOMANN, was born on a farm two miles south of this city, on June 5,1865. At mature age she was united in marriage to Henry BOHLEN, and they made their home in our city. The husband died about eight years ago. Surviving her are three daughters, Mrs. P. KILGORE of Mt.Olive, Mrs. Arthur ARCHIBALD of Gillespie, and Mrs. James BRYDEN, of Denver, Colo.; two sons, Arthur of Litchfield, and Edward of this city; fifteen grandchildren, and two brothers, Frank and John SCHLOMANN of Mt.Olive.
Funeral services are being conducted this (Friday) afternoon, with services at the Zions Lutheran church at 2 o'clock, Rev.H.HOFHENKE officiating. Interment will be in the Mt.Olive cemetery.

Obituary of Trientje BOHLEN Macoupin County Illinois (c)2000 Kenneth R Doty Jr

Name of Deceased: BOHLEN, Trientje
Name of Newspaper: MT.Olive Herald
Date of Obituary: April 9, 1910
Obituary: Mrs. Trientje BOHLEN, wife of Elde BOHLEN, one of the oldest and well known citizens of this city, died at her home on Wednesday morning, aged 70 years, 9 months and 14 days.
She had been ailing for a long time, her advanced age being unable to withstand the strain, until on Wednesday she peacefully passed away.
She is survived by her husband and seven sons and one daughter. The funeral services will be conducted at the Zions Church tomorrow afternoon.

Obituary Index
Return to Macoupin County, Illinois Homepage


County Coordinator Gloria Frazier
Asst County Coordinator Kathleen Mirabella
©1996-2017 All rights reserved.
Copyright of submitted items belongs to those responsible for their authorship or creation unless otherwise assigned.
Any commercial use or any use for which money is asked or paid for any reason is strictly prohibited.