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Obituary of Verna FARRIS, Macoupin County Illinois © 2004 Submitted by: Louise Thompson 

Name of Deceased: FARRIS, Verna
Name of Newspaper: Edwardsville
Date of Obituary:
November 27, 1934 
Obituary: BUNKER HILL WOMAN TO BE BURIED WEDNESDAY Staunton, Nov. 27--Mrs. Verna FARRIS, wife of Robert B. FARRIS, of near Bunker Hill, died at 3:15 p.m. yesterday in the Litchfield Hospital. She had been ill for several months. Funeral services will be at 12:45 o'clock on Thursday at the residence followed by services at the Huntman Funeral Home here at 2 p.m. Rev. C.F. MILLER of the Bunker Hill M.E. Church will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park. Mrs. FARRIS was born in Crawfordsville, Ind., coming to Bunker Hill when young. She was married on August 18, 1924. Besides her husband she leaves one son, John Robert FARRIS, her mother, Mrs. Katherine CORNELIUS, Indianapolis, Ind. and two sisters.

Obituary of Helena FAULSTICH (CONRAD), Macoupin County Illinois ©1998 Jeff Faulstich

Name of Deceased: FAULSTICH (CONRAD), Helena
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star-Times
Date of Obituary:
Fri. October. 13, 1911
Obituary: Mrs. Helena FAULSTICH, nee CONRAD, was born in Kesselbach, Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany December 31, 1839. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter CONRAD, respected residents of that place. Mrs. FAULSTICH was raised in her native town and finally was confirmed in the town of Londorf. In the year of 1861 she was married to John FAULSTICH and in 1868 she and Mr. FAULSTICH emigrated to the United States, along with the three eldest children. Immediately after landing, she with her husband settled in Staunton which place has been her home ever since. During her long stay in Staunton, Mrs. FAULSTICH has made many friends and in her death they mourn a friend whose place will be hard to fill. Being of a kindly and yet retiring disposition, it may well be said, "None knew her but to love her." Eight of the ten children born to the union survive her as living example of her integrity and fill their position in life as a credit to their mother, whose guiding hand has done much to make them men and women strong in the world of business and character. Her death occurred at her home about 5:20 p.m. on Friday, October 6, 1911 and at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, the last funeral rites were pronounced and she was laid to rest in the city cemetery, Rev. J.G.F. KLEINHANS performing the last sad rites. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, John FAULSTICH, eight children, Rev. Wm. FAULSTICH of Whittemore, IA, Mrs. Rev. M. LEIMER of Beemer, Neb., Louis, Henry, George, Charles, Mrs. Charles KRUSE of this place and Mrs. August KEISLING of St. Louis; a sister, Mrs. Christ FISCHER and a brother, William CONRAD of St. Louis.

Obituary of John FAULSTICH, Macoupin County Illinois ©1998 Jeff Faulstich

Name of Deceased: FAULSTICH, John
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star-Times
Date of Obituary
: March 13, 1914
Obituary: GRAND OLD MAN BURIED TODAY. John FAULSTICH Passes Away At His Home Last Tuesday .John FAULSTICH passed away at his home in this city at 8 a.m., Tuesday, March 10, 1914, aged 83 years, after suffering for a week from the effects of a paralytic stroke. His last illness and death came as a severe shock to his children, for just a week previous to his death he was found able to follow his daily routine of life in the usual manner. The paralytic stroke overcame him without a moment of warning, while he was walking in the yard. When the blindness came upon him he was prevented from falling to the ground by holding to a post when he gave a warning of his illness and was tenderly carried to the house by relatives where he gradually became very much worse until the call of death relieved him from his suffering. After the death of Mrs. FAULSTICH, which occurred about 3 years ago, Mr. FAULSTICH has continued to reside in the old FAULSTICH home place and in order that his wishes might be gratified, his daughter and her husband, former city clerk Charles F. KRUSE and wife, stored a portion of their furniture and left their pleasant home in the east part of the city to reside with him in the old home place, which has been for many years. The devotion of this daughter and her family to her father was a beautiful example of love well repaid. John FAULSTICH was born in Londorf Kries, Krienburg, Germany on March 15, 1831. In September, 1860, he was united in marriage to Miss Helena CONRAD. In 1868 they emigrated to America and located at Staunton, Ill., where the couple resided until their deaths. For many years Mr. FAULSTICH was identified in a prominent manner with the business interests of Staunton. In the year 1906 he retired from business, leaving it in the hands of his sons. The store has continued and at the present time is under the management of his two sons, Messrs. George and Charles FAULSTICH. To Mr. and Mrs. FAULSTICH were born ten children, six sons and four daughters, eight of whom survive. Mr. FAULSTICH leaves to mourn his passing the following children: William, a minister of the Lutheran Church in Whittemore, IA; Catherine, the wife of Rev. LEIMER of Beemer, Neb., Louis, of St. Louis, Elizabeth, wife of A. KIESLING of St. Louis, Henry, George, Charles and Tina, wife of C. F. KRUSE of Staunton. The wife, also two children are deceased, namely John, who resided in Danville and Margaret. Mr. FAULSTICH held the office of Elder in the Zion Lutheran Church in this city for nearly 30 years and his death records the passing away of another one of the oldest and most devoted citizens and members of the church. He was dearly loved by his children who strove to make his last days pleasant ones. He was also highly esteemed throughout the city and there are many who are grieved to learn of his death. The funeral services will be held this afternoon at Zion Lutheran Church at 2:30 p.m., Rev. J. G. F. KLEINHANS officiating.


Obituary of Charlotte FERRIS, Macoupin County Illinois © 2006 Submitted by: Rick Doty


Name of Deceased:
FERRIS, Charlotte
Name of Newspaper: Mt.Olive
Date of Obituary:
4 March 1893 
Obituary: Mrs. Charlotte FERRIS, one of the old-time residents of Staunton, died at her home in that place last Sunday, at the advanced age of 72 years, 7 months and 26 days. Mother FERRIS was well known to many of the citizens of Mt.Olive, all of whom will regret to learn of her death. She was a member of the Baptist Church for many years and lived out the Christian principles in an exeplary manner until called hence by her divine Father. Her funeral was held at the Baptist church Tuesday afternoon. A large concourse of loving friends followed the remains to their last resting place.

Obituary of Lena FICKERT (REINHOLD), Macoupin County Illinois  ©1998 Pam Ripplinger

Name of Deceased: FICKERT, Lena (REINHOLD)
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star Times
Date of Obituary:
August 7, 1924
Obituary: Mrs. Lena Marie FICKERT, wife of Henry FICKERT, Sr., on of the old time residents of Staunton, passed away Monday afternoon at 4:45 o'clock at her home at 402 E. Sixth St. in our city. Mrs. FICKERT had been in poor health since several years and death came as a soothing relief from much suffering. The subject of this sketch, whose maiden name was REINHOLD, was native of Germany, where she was born January 29, 1858, hence attaining an age of 66 years 6 mo. and 5 days. In 1879, she was united in marriage in the native land with Henry FICKERT, and 3 years after the couple came to America, locating in Staunton, where they have resided continuously since. Their union was blessed with 10 children of whom 3, a son and 2 daughters preceded the mother in death. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home. Rev Paul E SHOPPE officiating. Interment will be at Staunton Cemetery. Those left to cherish the memory of a kind and loving wife and mother are: The venerable husband, 3 sons, Ernest, Louis and Henry, all of Staunton. Four Daughters, Emma ALTMAN, Mrs. Otto BEST, Anna FICKERT of Staunton and Mrs. S. R. HALES of Amarillo, Texas besides other distant relatives and friends.


Obituary of Mrs. Frank FINN, Macoupin County Illinois  ©2008 Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: FINN, Mrs. Frank
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
29 Feb 1888  
Obituary:
- Died, on Thursday night Mrs. Frank FINN. Her health for the past few years has been very poor. She was laid to rest at the Stults Graveyard.

Obituary of Christoff (Christopher) FISCHER, Macoupin County Illinois © 2006 Submitted by: Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: FISCHER, Christoff (Christopher)
Name of Newspaper: Mt.Olive Herald
Date of Obituary:
23 Apr 1930 
Obituary: CHRISTOFF FISCHER CALLED BY DEATH Christoff FISCHER, one of the old and well known residents of this community, died at the family residence three miles north of Mt.Olive on Tuesday, at the advanced age of 82 years, 5 months and 5 days, of infirmities of old age. He is survived by three sons, Henry, of Mexico, Mo., George and William, north of Mt, Olive; three daughters, Mrs. WALKE of Chicago, Mrs. KINSLEY of St.Louis and Mrs. WICKLEIN of Mt.Olive; also three sisters. Funeral services are being conducted this afternoon at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in this city by Rev. SHACK of South Litchfield.

Obituary of John FISHBACK, Macoupin County Illinois ©2014 David Pratt

Name of Deceased: FISHBACK, John
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville paper
Date of Obituary:
Obituary: John FISHBACK
Mr. John FISHBACK, an old resident of Shaw's Point died at his home there recently from an attack of typhoid fever, aged 79 years, interment at Bethel Cemetery. (Cemetery is Elmwood Cemetery not Bethel, formerly Shaws Point) The deceased was born in Germany in 1813, but came to this country in early life. He leaves a wife and three children viz: Mrs. Annie RING, Mrs. Clara EASLY (should be EASLEY)and Walter FISHBACK to mourn his death.


Obituary of Lydia FISHBACK (UHL), Macoupin County Illinois ©2002 Chris Grove-Surgis Name of Deceased: FISHBACK, Lydia (UHL)

Name of Newspaper: Daily Enquirer

Date of Obituary: June 20, 1911
Obituary: Lydia (UHL) FISHBACK Daily Enquirer 6-20-1911 Good Woman Passes Away Monday night at 7 o'clock Mrs. Lydia FISHBACK, who resided with her daughter, Mrs. A. M. BORING, quietly passed away. Her death was not unexpected, as she had been unconscious for several days. Lydia UHL was born in Allegheny county, Maryland, November 15, 1820, and came with her parents to Illinois during her girlhood days. On November 10, 1852, she was married to George FISHBACK, the wedding taking place on First South street in a house that stood where Thos. RINAKER and family now reside. Of this union nine children were born, four of whom are now living to mourn for her. She is also survived by four brothers and one sister. The entire life of the deceased was spent in Carlinville except about ten years when the family resided in Chicago. She was a consistent member of the Presbyterian church and was a woman who spent her life for her children. She was devoted to her home and to her church and always lived the life of a womanly woman. She and her husband who preceded her to the grave two years ago, had resided with Mr. and Mrs. BORING since 1903. For several years the deceased had been an invalid. Funeral services will be held at the residence of A. M. BORING tomorrow afternoon. June 21, at 2:30 o'clock. Interment in the city cemetery
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Obituary of Regina FISHBACK, Macoupin County Illinois ©2014 David Pratt

Name of Deceased: FISHBACK, Regina
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat
Date of Obituary: 4 April 1923
Obituary: Regina FISHBACK
Regina FISHBACK was born in Ewing, Germany, Dec. 10, 1833. Came to America at the age of 16, and had been a resident of Shaws Point 72 years. Died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna RING, March 31, being as the time of her death 90 years, 3 months, 21 days of age. In about the year 1855 she was united in marriage to Mr. HENTIS (should be HENTIES and full name was Frederick "John" HENTIES), and to this union was born two daughters - Christina and Lucy, who preceded in death. In 1860 she was married to John FISHBACK and to this union was born four children - Mrs. Anna RING, William, Walter and Mrs. Clara EASLEY. William and Mrs. EASLEY both died a number of years ago. Besides her daughter, Mrs. RING, with whom she made her home, and her son Walter, she leaves to mourn her death 24 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 2 great great-grandchildren, besides a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services Sunday, April 1st, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. James RING, conducted by Rev. J. B. WUNDERLICH, of Nilwood. Burial in Shaws Point Cemetery near Barnett.


Obituary of Willaim FISHBACK, Macoupin County Illinois ©2014 David Pratt

Name of Deceased: FISHBACK, William
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat or Enquirer
Date of Obituary: Wednes 21 Sept 1892
Obituary: William FISHBACK
Died at the residence of his parents Mr. and Mrs. John FISHBACK, four miles south of Atwater, Tuesday, Sept 6th, with typhoid fever, Wm. FISHBACK. He leaves a father, mother, brother and two sisters to mourn his untimely death. This family has the sympathy of all.


Obituary of John Harrison FITE, Macoupin County Illinois © 2006 Submitted by: Georgia Ferry 
Name of Deceased: FITE, John Harrison
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary
: October 17, 1934
Obituary: Death of Civil War Veteran( Macoupin County Enquirer, Oct. 17, 1934) JOHN FITE, 93 years old Civil War Veteran who had resided at Gillespie for forty-two years, died at his home three miles west of that place. At the age of 22 he enlisted in the Union army under Captain Sidney Hall, Co. F. 122nd Reg. Inf. His first wife was MISS LIZZIE LYNCH, and resided at Zanesville. She died in 1878 and one son WILLIAM living near Shipman, survives. His second marriage was to MISS CYNTHIA JACKSON of Shaws Point, who with five children survives. Mrs. STEPHEN GRIMES, Litchfield; HARRY O. FITE, Shipman; HARRISON FITE, Mason City; Mrs. ROSCOE NEWBY, Plainview and GUY FITE, Hettick. VIRGIL FITE of this city is a nephew and CLIO FITE, also of Carlinville, a grandson of the deceased.


Obituary of Nicholas FLORI, Macoupin County Illinois ©2002 Chris Grove-Surgis

Name of Deceased: FLORI, Nicholas
Name of Newspaper: Daily Enquirer
Date of Obituary: December 19, 1913
Obituary: Nicholas FLORI Daily Enquirer 12-19-1913 The funeral of Nicholas FLORI, who died at his home in Alton, Thursday morning will take place in this city Monday morning, at 9 o'clock, from St. Joseph's church. The remains will be brought here, Saturday afternoon, and will be taken to the home of his brother, John FLORI, in the Fourth ward, from where the funeral will be held at the time mentioned.

Obituary of Bertha FLORI, Macoupin County Illinois ©2002 Chris Grove-Surgis >Name of Deceased: FLORI, Bertha

Name of Newspaper: Daily Enquirer
Date of Obituary
: April 24, 1911
Obituary: Bertha FLORI Daily Enquirer 4-24-1911 Paralysis Causes Death Mrs. Bertha FLORI Stricken Sunday Morning is Dead Mrs. Bertha FLORI, aged 75 years, relict of the late Jacob FLORI, is dead. She was stricken with paralysis about 5 o'clock Sunday morning and lingered until 6 o'clock that evening when she passed away without regaining consciousness. Her health had been reasonably good for one of her years and the fatal stroke came without warning, her death being quite a shock to her relatives and friends. Mrs. FLORI was born in Germany, at Biederbach, Baden Province, on April 1, 1836. She came to this country, and to Springfield, in 1856. From the Capital City she removed to Nilwood and after a stay there came, with her husband, to Carlinville, in 1887, where she had since resided, her residence at the time of her demise being located at the corner of First North and West streets. Her husband died about thirty years ago, and her only child, Frank FLORI, was called hence some nine years ago. One sister, Mrs. Michael CHRISTMAN of Springfield, is the only living direct relative. Funeral services will occur Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Joseph's Catholic church, interment following in the city cemetery.


Obituary of John FORD, Macoupin County Illinois ©2008 Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: FORD, John
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary: 12 Feb 1908
Obituary: Another somewhat sudden death of one of our aged citizens was that of John FORD, whose funeral took place from the family residence Monday. Rev. THERO, of the M.E. church officiating. He was a little over 70 years of age. He had been a miner for a quarter of a century but quit some time ago owing to the infirmities of age. He leaves a wife and two daughters.

Obituary of Amelia FREDERICK, Macoupin County Illinois ©2002 Chris Grove Surgis

Name of Deceased: FREDERICK, Amelia
Name of Newspaper: Daily Enquirer
Date of Obituary: March 3, 1911
Obituary: Amelia FREDERICK Daily Enquirer 3-3-1911 Child Died Suddenly Amelia FREDERICK, three month old daughter of Otto FREDERICK and wife of Staunton, the father being a coal miner, died during Thursday night. They (The) baby slept in the bed with its parents and they discovered the little one was dead when Mrs. FREDERICK awoke about 4:30 a.m. Friday. Coroner KARNES held an inquest and the jury found the child had died from natural causes, towit, congestion of the brain. Funeral services will be held Sunday.


Obituary of Alfred, Maria, Morris, and Ruba FREY, Macoupin County Illinois ©1998 Pam Ripplinger Name of Deceased: FREY FAMILY, Alfred, Maria, Morris, Ruba

Name of Newspaper:
State Journal & Girard Gazette
Date of Obituary: October 5, 1925
Obituary: Girard, Oct. 3 - Residents of Girard will witness tomorrow afternoon the burial of four members of the FREY Family, victims of the tragedy which occurred late yesterday afternoon when the north bound Chicago & Alton Lincoln Limited struck the automobile in which they were riding. Funeral services for Alfred FREY, his wife Marie FREY, and two children, Morris and Ruba Lee, will be held at 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon at the Presbyterian church. The services will be conducted by Rev. William MORRISON, pastor of the church. Side by side, the parents and children will be laid to rest in Girard cemetery. A happy family circle, content in the possession of a new car, the FREY family was attempting to cross the Chicago & Alton tacks in the machine when it became stalled. The oncoming limited train plowed into the stalled machine, instantly killing Mr. and Mrs. FREY and son, Morris. Ruba Lee died two and a half hours later in Springfield Hospital at Springfield. Coroner W. W. JACOBY, Macoupin County, will hold the inquest into the death of the parents and Morris at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at Girard. Coroner Ernest DYE, Springfield, has not announced the time for the inquest of Ruba Lee, who died in Sangamon County. The inquest at Girard Wednesday will be attended by both coroners. Mr. FREY is survived by his father, Frederick W. FREY, Pittsburg, Ky; five sisters, Emily, Pittsburg, Ky; Mrs. Carl SCHOTT and Mrs Michael SCHOTT, Girard; three brothers, Herman, Staunton; Otto, Pittsburg, Ky. and Arnold, Staunton. Mrs. FREY is survived by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Michael SCHOTT, Girard; nine brothers, Jacob, William, Carl, Christ, Otto, Fred, Mike, Girard; Adam, Pittsburg Ky and John, Pittsburg, Ky. One sister, Henrietta KEONITT, Bernstadt, Ky. Two Frey children survive, Helen, 10 and Billy Earl, 4.

Obituary of Anna FRITZ (SCHNAARE), Macoupin County Illinois ©2008 Submitted by: Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: FRITZ, Anna (SCHNAARE)
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star Times
Date of Obituary:
9 Apr 1931 
Obituary: Mrs. Anna FRITZ, one of Staunton's best known and most highly esteemed woman residents, on Friday evening at 7:45 o'clock passed away at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Otto SCHAEFER, on Panhorst street. Death came as a result of a paralytic stroke which she sustained one week before. Mrs. Anna FRITZ was a daughter of the late Aug. and Catherine SCHNAARE and was born at Staunton on Sept. 17, 1863, and hence attained an age of 67 years,6 months and 16 days. On June 22,1884, she was united in marriage with William FRITZ, the ceremony taking place at Staunton. Of their union three children, a son and two daughters, were born. Mr. FRITZ was claimed by death on Feb.28, 1899, and for a number of years the subject of this sketch conducted a millinery store in our city, retiring four years ago. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the SCHAEFER home, followed by services at the Zion Lutheran church, Rev. J.G.F. KLEINHANS officiating. Interment was at the Staunton City cemetery. Mrs. FRITZ was a member of the Zion Lutheran church, as well as the Ladies Aid Society. Pall bearers were six nephews, Herbert FRITZ, Harold FRITZ, John SCHNAARE, Elmer MILLER, Martin FAULSTICH and Wilfred WEISS. Those left to cherish her memory are one son, Harry FRITZ of Perryville,Mo.; two daughters,Mrs. Lydia SCHAEFER of San Francisco,Calif., and Mrs. Della SCHAEFER of Staunton; two brothers, Aug. SCHNAARE of Ottowa, N.Y. and Henry SCHNAARE of St.Louis; two sisters, Mrs. Louise RIEFENBERG of Carlinville and Mrs. Lucy MILLER of Staunton, besides other more distant relatives and friends. Out of town relatives here to attend the funeral were: Mrs. Amelia WEISS, daughters Emma and Lydia and sons William and Clarence of Millstadt; Mr.and Mrs.Carl HAHN, J.P.HAHN, Mrs. Lucy BRAUER, Mr. and Mrs. Carl PRIESMEYER, Mrs. GIRWITZ, Henry OTTO, Mr. and Mrs. Milton OTTO and Mr. and Mrs. Henry SCHNAARE of St.Louis; Alma DAVIS and daughter of Hillsboro; Mrs. Anna WURTZ, Mrs. Louise NEUMAN, Mrs. Paul MEYER and Mrs. Ed LEICHSENRING of Mt.Olive.





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