Obituaries o-L001, Macoupin County IL ©1998-2011



Obituary of Gabriel LAAGER, Macoupin County Illinois ©2007 Submitted by Don Barnard

Name of Deceased: LAAGER, Gabriel
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary: January 15, 1908 
Obituary:
GABRIEL LAAGER DIES--Gabriel LAAGER, aged 61 years and 10 months, died at the home of his daughter, Minnie HALL, in East St. Louis Saturday morning. Mr. LAAGER, a native of Switzerland, is well known in this city, having conducted a marble yard here for many years. Funeral services were held from the St. Paul's Evangelical church in Carlinville Sunday, January 12th, at 2 p.m., with interment in the city cemetery. Note: Married to Rosa ROSSMANN on 31 December 1868 in Macoupin Co., Illinois.

Obituary of Lydia Angelina LAIR (CRAYS), Macoupin County Illinois (c)2001 Submitted by Linda R. F. ARNOLD

Name of Deceased: LAIR,  Lydia Angelina (CRAYS)
Name of Newspaper: Unknown Logan Co., CO Newspaper
Date of Obituary: ca. 25 June 1920
Obituary: : Lydia Angelina CRAYS, was born in Carlinville, Ill. March 2, 1861. How she spent her childhood day, when about sixteen years of age, united with the Christian Church of which she has been a faithful member, leading a Christian life. She was united in marriage to Samuel T. LAIR, November 22, 1877. To this union were born thirteen children, four having passed away in infancy. Moving to Wilbeur [sic], Nebr in the fall of 1885, living there until the spring of 1909, when they came to Burdette, Colo., locating upon a homestead, where they resided until a few months ago, when they went to Sterling, staying with their daughter, Mrs. Wm. CARTWRIGHT during the latters sickness, where she passed away Wednesday, June 23, 1920, after a lingering illness of six and one-half years. Although not bedfast until the past four months, was a patient sufferer and bore her pains cheerfully, never complaining, always having a smile for every visitor. She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, S.T. LAIR, three sons, Walter E., Bernard N., and Samuel S. LAIR and six daughters, Mrs. Wm. CARTWRIGHT, Mrs. H.M. STANLEY, Mrs. Cyrus HUNT, Mrs. W.G. BLACKMORE, Mrs. Elmer BARNES and Mrs. T.P. BARNES and fourteen grandchildren, besides an aged mother, three brothers and six sisters. The family were all at the bedside except one daughter, Mrs. HUNT of Dawson, Nebr., The deceased was 59 yrs. 3 mo. and 21 days old. Funeral services were held at Kelly church, Rev. AYERS of Sterling conducting the services. The remains were laid to rest in the Burdett [sic] cemetery. CARD OF THANKS
We desire to thank our many friends for their kindness, shown us during the sickness and death of our beloved wife and mother. We wish to thank all for the beautiful flowers, they meant so much to us during our sad bereavment. S.T. LAIR & FAMILY. [NOTE by Linda R.F. Arnold: Lydia Angeline CRAYS was daughter of John J. CRAYS & Mary Jane TOSH. Mary Jane TOSH was the aged mother to which the obituary refers. Mr. & Mrs. John J. CRAYS were both born near Palmyra, Macoupin Co., IL. They had gone to Tobias, Saline Co., NE in the Fall of 1885.]

Obituary of Samuel LAIR, Macoupin County Illinois (c)2001 Submitted by Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: LAIR, Samuel
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin Times
Date of Obituary:
January 27, 1870
Obituary: Also, four miles east of Palmyra, Samuel LAIR. Once more we are called upon to chronicle the death of an old and respected citizen of Palmyra, and among one of the old settlers of Macoupin county. He was at an early day Judge of the County Court, and was at the time of his death 72 years of age. He was a member of the Christian church for 20 years. He loss is felt by many friends.


Obituary of Samuel Thomas LAIR, Macoupin County Illinois (c)2001 Submitted by Linda R. F. Arnold

Name of Deceased: LAIR, Samuel Thomas
Name of Newspaper: Unknown Sterling, Logan Co., CO
Date of Obituary:
ca. 19 March 1945
Obituary: Samuel Thomas LAIR, Former Resident of Kelly District, Dies Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Kelly Evangelical church for Samuel Thomas LAIR, aged 94 years, who died at 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon at a hospital in Sterling. He had been a patient at the institution for a week and had been ill for ten days. Mr. Lair was born March 9, 1851 at Carlinsville [sic], Ill., some [sic] of James and Ellen WELCH LAIR. He lived successively at Carlinsville [sic], Ill., Wilbur, Neb., and in the Kelly community of Logan county. He homesteaded in the latter district in 1907, remaining there until 1919 when he came to Sterling. Mr. LAIR was married, November 22, 1877, at Carlinsville [sic], Ill., to Angelina CRAYS. He held membership in the Christian church. Surviving Mr. LAIR are the following children: Mrs. Ada CARTRIGHT [sic] of Greeley, Walter LAIR of Sterling, Mrs. Cyrus HUNT of Dawson, Neb., Mrs. Herbert M. STANLEY of Sterling, Bernard LAIR of Otis, Colo., Mrs. Elmer H. BARNES and Mrs. Pearl [sic] BARNES of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. William BLACKMORE of Otis, Colo., and Samuel LAIR of Sterling; 23 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. The funeral service will be conducted by Rev. E.J. NESS, and burial will be at the Burdette cemetery. [Note by Linda R.F. Arnold: Samuel Thomas LAIR was son of James Miller LAIR and his wife, Ellen DICKSON. For many years the name of WELCH/WELSH caused confusion regarding her maiden name. Her mother was Margaret (DERBY) WELSH-DICKSON; Ellen's half-brother was William WELSH, all from Scotland to Macoupin County, IL.]

Obituary of Fred LANGEWISCH, Macoupin County Illinois (c)2011 Submitted by Marsha Ensminger

Name of Deceased: LANGEWISCH, Fred
Name of Newspaper: Edwardsville Intelligencer
Date of Obituary:
4 Apr 1938, p. 2, col. 4
Obituary: FRED LANGEWISCH BURIAL ON TUESDAY Staunton April 4 -- Funeral services for Fred LANGEWISCH, 82 years of age, who died at St. Francis Hospital at Litchfield at 5 o'clock Sunday morning, will be held at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon at the Huntman Funeral Home here. Final services will follow at Zion Lutheran Church, Rev. J. G. F. KLEMHANS officiating. Burial will be at the city cemetery. Mr. LANGEWISCH was born near Belleville on Aug 22, 1855. He was unmarried and resided with his sister, the late Mrs. Henry MILLER for many years. Mrs. MILLER died several years ago. He was employed as a blacksmith for many years.

Obituary of Hardy Marion LASATER, Macoupin County IL (c)2003 Submitted by Ron Grassi

Name of Deceased: LASATER, Hardy Marion
Name of Newspaper: Iola, KS Register
Date of Obituary:
October 5, 1904
Obituary: Death of H. M. Lasater H. M. LASATER died today at his residence, 504 North Cottonwood, of heart failure. Mr. LASATER at the time of his death was sixty nine years of age. He has wife and large family in and around Iola. The funeral services will be held at the residence tomorrow at three o'clock and the body interred in the Iola cemetery. The deceased at the time of his death was a member in good standing of the Harrison Buriel Association. He married Nancy Jane VAN ARSDALE in Carlinville, Illinois.


Obituary of James LAXTON, Macoupin County Illinois ©2002 Submitted by Gloria Frazier

Name of Deceased: LAXTON, James
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: Wednesday, August 18, 1886, Vol XVI, #34 Page 3 - column 1
Obituary: Jas. LAXTON, living west of town on Peter DENBY'S place, died at his home of heart disease last Sunday morning.


Obituary of Elizabeth LEACH (KILLAM) , Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: LEACH, Elizabeth (KILLAM)
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer , Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: November 9, 1910
Obituary: Death has called from our midst one of Macoupin county's oldest residents, Mrs. Elizabeth KILLAM LEACH, relict of the late Thomas LEACH, one of the sturdy men of the county. Mrs. LEACH was the oldest daughter of the late Samuel KILLAM of Morgan county and was born on the Mound west of Jacksonville August 18, 1838. She was married to Thomas LEACH March 18, 1861, and lived on the farm of her husband in Bird township until death called him to his reward. Five children were born to this union, four daughters and one son, all of whom preceded their mother to the Great Beyond except two daughters, Nettie, now Mrs. F. M. JONES and Cassie, now Mrs. Gilbert GOODELL, both living at Abilene, Kansas, and with whom she made her home for the last ten years. She died at the home of her nephew, Leonard LEACH, with whom she was visiting November 3 and was buried from the Episcopal church at Chesterfield, November 5, 1910, and was laid to rest amid a beauty of flowers in the Gelder cemetery. The pallbearers were old friends of the deceased: A. H. WOODS, A. BATES, George DUCKLES, Charles TOWSE, Wm. DAMS and John DAMS. Those in attendance at the funeral from a distance were her daughters, Mrs. Nettie JONES, Mrs. Cassie GOODELL; Mrs. Mary CLORY and sons, John and Philip, Mr. and Mrs. Charles GIBBS, George S. KILLAM and wife of Jacksonville; Thomas KILLAM of Albany, Mo.; Mrs. Frances CHUMLEY of Winchester; Mr. and Mrs. W. W. HOUNSLEY and family of Chesterfield. The family of the deceased have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in this community, for "none knew her but to love her, none named her but to praise".

Obituary of Isaac Newton LEMARR, Macoupin County Illinois © Regina LeMarr Mooney

Name of Deceased: LEMARR
, Isaac Newton
Name of Newspaper: Unknown
Date of Obituary: Unknown
Obituary: Isaac Newton LEMARR was born in Clayborn county, East Tennesse, May 18, 1829, and died at his home in Palmyra, Ill., at 8:03 a m, June 30, 1916, age 87 years, 1 month and 12 days. In the year of 1855 when Mr. LEMARR was in his 26th year he emigrated from Tennessee to near Palmyra, and worked as a day laborer until the following year when on August 19, 1856, he was united in marriage with Sarah E. JAMES, daughter of Adam and Delilah JAMES. To this union eleven children were born, five of whom died in infancy and early childhood, and two sons and four daughters surviving, namely: F. M. Lemarr of Palmyra; Martha J. HOYT, of Leedey, Okla.; Isaac N. LEMARR, Jr., of Barr; Elsie L. COLE, of Palmyra; Rachael M. WISER, of Custer, Okla; Emily A. RICHIE, of Springfield. Besides these children he leaves a widow, 80 years of age, two living brothers, 21 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, and numerous other relatives to mourn his departure.
For three years following his marriage he lived one-half mile west of Goshen in a house that has long since disappeared. Then he took up his residence one-fourth mile east of Goshen farm where he remained until 1874 when he returned to his Goshen farm where he remained until about four months ago when he took up his residence in Palmyra and where his death occurred.
Mr. LEMARR made a profession of religion at the meeting held by Rev. Joel TURNER, at Goshen school house in the year 1871, and united in the organization of the Goshen Baptist church at that time and of which church he has always remained a faithful member.
Mr. LEMARR was of a rugged physical nature and up to within a few months prior to his death was able to do manual labor far beyond most men of his years. He was brought up in habits of industry and never objected to any kind of labor merely because it was hard to do.
He was a close observer both of men and surroundings, being quick to detect hypocrisy or lack of sincerity in men, and quick also to reason from cause to effect in things. At the same time he was liberal in his views with regard to other people, always making allowance for the frailties and weaknesses of human nature which a long life had given him opportunity to observe.
As to the moral side of his nature it is enough to say that his life was absolutely clean, and the writer of these lines having known the deceased intimately for more than 40 years knows of no better example of satisfying companionship than that of the deceased neighbor and his aged wife.
Mr. LEMARR was a deeply religious nature. 45 years continuous membership in one church testifies, somewhat, to this, but that is far from being all.
Those who knew him well cannot fail to remember the hundreds, yes, the thousands of times his voice was heard in public worship, and during his half century of residence near Goshen church his home was always hospitably open to the minister of the gospel and his door was never closed against the poor or the wayfarer.
In the last talk of the writer of these lines had with Mr. Lemarr, he asked me what was the sweetest thing in the world. Not understanding what he had in mind, I was unable to answer, and he said, "I can tell you; it is a clear conscience." Wise old man. Truly, there is no sweeter thing in the world than a clear conscience; and I only hope that when I reach the end of my journey my conscience may be as clear as that of the kind old neighbor whom we now bid farewell.
The funeral was held at the Baptist church in Palmyra, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. A large congregation was present. The services were conducted by Rev. W. E. VAUGHN, of Carlinville, and were impressive. The interment was in the Palmyra cemetery.
Great great grandfather of Regina

Obituary of Sarah E. LEMARR (JAMES), Macoupin County Illinois © 2007 Regina LeMarr Mooney

Name of Deceased: LEMARR
, Sarah E. (JAMES)
Name of Newspaper: Unknown
Date of Obituary: Unknown
Obituary:
MRS. I. N. LEMARR GONE
MOTHER OF LARGE FAMILY LIVES TO A GOOD OLD AGE
Mrs. Sarah E. JAMES, daughter of Adam and Deliah JAMES, was born in Whiteside County Illinois July 30, 1836. She moved to Macoupin County Illinois with her parents when a girl, and was raised to womanhood about one half mile west of the Goshen Church. She professed a hope in Christ early in life.
She was married to Issac N. LEMARR August 19, 1856. He preceded her in death June 30, 1916. To this union eleven children were born, five of whom died in infancy and early childhood. Two sons and four daughters survived, namely F. M LEMARR, Carlinville, Illinois; Martha J. HOYT, Independance, Kan., Isaac N. LEMARR Jr., Barr, Illinois; Elsie L. COLE, Hettick, Illinois; Rachael M. WISER, Independance, Kan., Emma A. RICHIE, Springfield, Illinois. There are twenty grandchildren and Twenty-two great grandchildren besides relatives and friends including one sister, Mrs. Deliah A. SHEPLAR of Nash, Okla., left to morn her departure.
In 1871 when the Baptist Church was organized at Goshen, she with her husband united with the church and remained a consistent member of that organization until the time of her death, which occurred at the home of Mrs. Emma RICHIE, 1423 S Pasfield, Springfield, Illinois, on December 13, 1921 at 4:55 p.m. where she had resided for the past 3 years. Age 85 years, 5 months and 14 days.
Great great grandmother of Regina

Obituary of Lydia Elizabeth LEMARR (HARR), Macoupin County Illinois © 2007 Regina LeMarr Mooney

Name of Deceased: LEMARR
, Lydia Elizabeth (HARR)
Name of Newspaper: Unknown
Date of Obituary: Unknown
Obituary:
Lydia Elizabeth HARR, was born in Sullivan County, Tennessee, June 13, 1861 and departed this life at her home at Palmyra, Feb. 4, 1919, age 57 years, 7 months and 21 days.
At age of five she came overland with her parents, Adam L. and Melvina HARR to Macoupin County Ill. They settled on a farm near Barr, where she lived and grew to womanhood. At the age of fourteen she professed her faith in Christ and united with the M. E. church at Barr, where she remained a member until the organization of the Free Methodist church in South Palmyra; said church now located at Hettick, Ill. At that time she and her husband united with this church and remained active members until the moved to Palmyra in 1899.
She was united in marriage to Francis Marion LEMARR, August 5, 1883; to which union five children were born.
She was always a favorite in the community in which she lived, and among the first to respond when others needed assistance; a faithful neighbor; a loyal companion and a gentle, kind, loving mother.
Her parents, four brothers, John, Luther, Robert and James; two sisters, Sarah PADGET and Mollie HUNGERFORD, have preceded her to the other shore. She leaves to mourn her departure, a husband, three sons, Samuel Ernest of LeRoy, Paul Earl of Camp Funston and Clinton Ebert, "Somewhere in France." Two daughters, Louella Ethel PORTER of Edinburg and Ora Edith FULLINGTON of Carlinville; two brothers, William HARR of Barr and Jacob HARR of Palmyra; two sisters, Susan NEECE of Palmyra and Harriet DUGGER of Scottville; six grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held in the M. E. church in Palmyra, Friday, February 7, 1919 by the pastor, Rev. RHINEHART. The body was taken to Oak Hill Cemetery and laid to rest and laid away with loving gentle hands, to await the resurrection morn.
Pallbearers, John W. DUNCAN, C. S. MAHAN, J. A. TURNER, Charley SOLOMON, H. E. STANDEFER and F. P. GANGWER.
AurevoirHusband and Children
Great grandmother of Regina



Obituary of Henry LEMONS, Macoupin County Illinois © 2006 Matthew Ferricks

Name of Deceased: LEMONS
, Henry
Name of Newspaper: Girard Gazette
Date of Obituary: December 24, 1919
Obituary:
Henry LEMONS Killed in Auto Wreck

Henry LEMONS, aged 66 years 10 months and 21 days, a prominent retired farmer of this city, was killed and his son-in-law, Otis BRUBAKER slightly injured, Monday about noon, when the auto in which they were riding was struck by a south bound Northwestern freight train. The accident happened at the crossing near the DRESING farm two miles west of this city. Mr. LEMONS and BRUBAKER had been out to the latters home a few miles on west of the crossing and were returning to town. Mr. LEMONS was driving the car which was a new Ford sedan, which he had just recently purchased, this being the third time he had driven it. as they approached the crossing Mr. BRUBAKER called his attention to the approaching train and he brought the car to a stop a few feet from the track. The car hesitated a few moments and then Mr. LEMONS either failed to throw out the high speed clutch or pushed his foot too far forward on the low speed clutch, in either case the car proceeded on to the track in front of the coming train. Seeing his predicament he became confused and stalled the engine with the car on the track. The pilot of the locomotive struck the car just about the center. The impact broke all the plate glass windows and in some matter threw both occupants clear of the wreck. After making a couple of revolutions in the air Mr. BRUBAKER practically landed on his feet, and seeing Mr. Lemons lying face downward nearby went to his assistance. He turned him over and as soon as assistance arrived helped to carry him to the home of Walter Brubaker nearby. Mr. Lemons skull was crushed in about the forehead and his right arm broken, with possibly other bodily injuries not ascertained. He was still breathing when carried into the Brubaker home, but died immediately afterwards, having been unconscious all the time. After the strain of the excitement had subsided Mr. BRUBAKER found that he had sustained a sprained ankle and other bodily bruises which began to act painful (damaged). The body is beyond repairs and the chassis will require complete demolishing in order to straighten the bent section of the frame and axels.An inquest was held Tuesday afternoon which returned a verdict in accordance with the above facts. The death of Mr. LEMONS is unusually sorrowful. He had just this fall completed many years of hard labor on his farm west of this city. (damaged) him a home on North Third (damaged) and prepared to enjoy the (damaged) of his work. To the latter (damaged) purchased the latest model in (damaged) comfort and convenience, but (damaged) reversed his plans and (damaged) over his bereaved family.(damaged) was born in St. Louis (damaged) 1853. He was placed (damaged) an asylum in his infancy and never knew the loving care of a mother. At the age of seven years he became a member of the W. C. ROACH family of Bird township, this county, and grew to maturity under the favorable conditions of this home. His education was received at the district school and at the age of seventeen he began working out among the farmers of the township. In 1877 he engaged in farming on his own account near this city and three years later took up his residence on the farm from which he moved this fall, having improved it from that time to time until it was one of the best farm home in this community. On the 8th of August, 1877, he was married to Miss Mary E. ROACH, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John F. ROACH of this city. Eight children were born to the union, namely Mrs. Marion RIFFEY, John R. both of this city, Calvin C. of California; H. Coy, of near Illiopolis; Roscoe H., who died a few years ago; Mrs. Mattie CARROLL, of Springfield, Mo.; Mrs. Ernest STEWART and Mrs. Ota BRUBAKER of this city: who with the exception of the one son with the aged widow survive him. Mr. LEMONS was a member of the Girard Baptist church and has been active in attendance on church services. He was a man of unfaltering business honesty and held the esteem and confidence of all his neighbors and business associates. It is truly unfortunate that he was not permitted the pleasure of a few years of quiet enjoyment among his children and grandchildren. The funeral services were held at the Baptist church yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. J. R. HASTINGS and interment made in the Girard cemetery.

Obituary of Mary Etta LEMONS (ROACH), Macoupin County Illinois 2010 Submitted by: Kay Stein

Name of Deceased: LEMONS, Mary Etta (ROACH)
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer (Weekly), Vol. LXX, No. 28, p. 5

Date of Obituary:Wednesday, 9 July 1930
Obituary:Mrs. Mary E. LEMONS
Mrs. Mary E. LEMONS, 73, died at 9 o'clock Monday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marian RITTY in Girard. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Marian RITTY, Girard; Mrs. Early STEWART, and Mrs. Ota BRUBAKER, both of Girard, and Mrs. Leo CARROLL, of Springfield, Mo.; three sons, Coy LEMONS, Girard; John I. LEMONS, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Calvin LEMONS, Cheyenne, Wyo.
Comments/Corrections: The deceased was the daughter of John F. ROACH and Martha H. (CHERRY) ROACH and the wife of Henry LEMONS. Her surviving children, with corrected spelling and given names, were: Mrs. Marion RIFFEY (Ethel); Mrs. Ernest STEWART (Erma); Mrs. Ota BRUBAKER (Faye); Mrs. Leo CARROLL (Martha); Henry McCoy LEMONS; John R. LEMONS; and Calvin C. LEMONS.

Obituary of Mary LESKO, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by Georgia Ferry

Name of Deceased: LESKO, Mary
Name of Newspaper: Gillespie News
Date of Obituary:
November 7, 1946
Obituary:MRS. MARY LESKO, widow of MICHAEL LESKO died early Friday morning at Litchfield hospital. She had been in ill health for a long time. She was 72 years of age. Deceased was born August 25, 1874 in Slovakia and had been a resident of this community for more than 30 years. Her husband preceded her in death in 1939. Survivors are the following sons and daughters: MICHAEL LESKO, of Benld; JOHN, GEORGE AND ANDY LESKO, of Gillespie; MRS. ANNA MATROSKIA of Norris, Il.; MRS. HELEN ZENTKO, Peoria, Il.; MRS. MARGARET JURCINA, Gillespie, Il.: MRS. PAULINA CHIPKAR of Benld, Il. One brother, STEVE DESATNIK of Benld, Il., three sisters, MRS. HELEN NASH, MRS. ANNIE STUPICK, and MRS. EMMA BAGA of Pana, IL. survives, also 50 grandchildren, 26 great- grandchildren and one great- great grandchild. The body was removed to the Union Funeral Home and then to the family residence, 106 Richard St. Funeral services were held at SS. Simon & Jude's Church, Monday morning and interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Obituary of Michael LESKO, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by Georgia Ferry

Name of Deceased: LESKO, Michael
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
March 30, 1939
Obituary: Services for MICHAEL LESKO, 76, a resident of Gillespie for 25 years, were held from SS. Simon & Jude Catholic Church, Gillespie, Saturday morning. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. MR. LESKO died Thursday morning at St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield. A native of Czechoslovakia, he first located in Pennsylvania. He leaves his wife, MRS. MARY LESKO; four daughters and four sons.

Obituary of Mary A. LEVIS, Macoupin County Illinois ©2002 Submitted by Chris Grove-Surgis


Name of Deceased: LEVIS, Mary A
Name of Newspaper: Daily Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
May 9, 1911
Obituary: Death of Mrs. Harvey LEVIS Mrs. Mary A. LEVIS, wife of R. H. LEVIS, died of apoplexy at her home in Alton Sunday morning. The death was entirely unexpected and was a great shock to the family. Mrs. LEVIS frequently visited in this city as her husband was a relative of the MORFOOTS, Mr. and Mrs. P. W. KESSINGER and the late Mr. and Mrs. W. A. TOWNE, Mr. and Mrs. KESSINGER will attend the funeral which will be held Wednesday afternoon.

Obituary of Lucy LINTON, Macoupin County Illinois (c)2007 Submitted by Carol Cyrus

Name of Deceased: LINTON, Lucy
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
16 Sep 1875 
Obituary: Another Horror at Staunton Less than a year ago the village of Staunton was the scene of one of those coal oil horrors by which one young woman lost her life and another was so badly injured that she has been nearly helpless since. Last Wednesday the town was again placed in mourning by a similar event. A fourteen year old girl named Lucy LINTON saturated the kindling in a cook stove with coal oil, and still holding the can in her hands set it on fire; the oil flashed up, setting fire to that in the can which exploded throwing the burning oil all over her and igniting her clothes. Before the fire could be extinguished she was so badly burned that she died in about four hours. The house also caught on fire and came near burning down. This ought to be a warning--but we guess it won't.

Obituary of Hedwig "Hattie" LOGES (ROHR), Macoupin County Illinois ©1999 Submitted by Patricia Lorenz

Name of Deceased: LOGES, Hedwig "Hattie (ROHR)
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat
Date of Obituary:
Thurs., Mar 6, 1941
Obituary: Mrs. Hattie LOGES, aged 75, a life-long resident of Carlinville, died at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 1st, at her home on West First North street. She had been ill for a week. Mrs. LOGES was born May 2, 1865, a daughter of Michael and Dena MIEHER ROHR. She was the widow of the late Henry LOGES. She is survived by her two sons, Harry and Frank LOGES, of Carlinville; four sisters, Mrs. Carl SCHUPMANN, Carlinville, Mrs. David CUNNINGHAM, Edwardsville; Mrs. Wm. CRAWFORD, Alton, Mrs. Otto KALBRIER, of Hazelcrest; three brothers, John and Frank ROHR of Carlinvile; Samuel ROHR, of Hazelcrest, and one grandson, Donald LOGES, of this city. A brother, Edwin ROHR, preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday from the Heinz funeral Home, Rev. R. HOHMANN, pastor of the Evangelical church, officiating. Interment was in the city cemetery. The pall bearers were Ed BURGER, George ROHR, Harold SCHUPMANN, Clarence STEINMEYER, Carlinville; Jack CUNNINGHAM, Edwardsville, and Neil FEATHERSTONE, Alton.

Obituary of August LORENZ Macoupin County Illinois ©1999 Submitted by Patricia Lorenz

Name of Deceased: LORENZ, August
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat
Date of Obituary:
Thurs., 28 Apr 1881
Obituary: August LORENZ, aged almost 22 years, died of pneumonia Sunday night, and was buried yesterday from the German Evangelical church. He was the oldest son of our well known and esteemed townsman, Bernhard LORENZ. The afflicted family have the warm sympathy of the community in their great loss.

Obituary of Bernhard LORENZ, Macoupin County Illinois ©2002 Submitted by Chris Grove-Surgis

Name of Deceased: LORENZ, Bernhard
Name of Newspaper: Daily Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
July 17, 1911
Obituary: Death of Former Merchant Bernard LORENZ Passes Away Peacefully Death Relieves an Aged Man of His Sufferings-Was Formerly a Prominent Business Man Bernhard LORENZ, one of the oldest citizens of Carlinville, passed peacefully away at his home in this city at 11:25 Sunday night. He had lived to the good old age of 86 years, 3 months and 15 days. Up to 1906 the deceased was a prosperous merchant of Carlinville, being engaged in the sale of harness, having a handsomely fitted up store. He was born in the city of Holstein, Germany, April 1, 1825. Mr. LORENZ was one of a family of nine children, six of whom came to America. Before emigrating to this country he attended school regularly till he was 14 years old, and at that age was confirmed in the faith of the Lutheran church. While in Germany he served his apprenticeship as a harness maker. In 1851 he determined to emigrate to America and where he shrewdly thought that life held for him better prospects than in the old country, and on the 19th of March left his native country for New York. In about five years after landing in this country he came to Carlinville and in 1857 opened a shop in a small frame building, and put in about $450 worth of harness. He was a hard worker, attended faithfully to his business and in time built up a good trade. He had to have more commodious quarters and in 1885 he erected the brick building on the west side of the square that bears his name and where he did business till 1906. The deceased was first married to Mrs. ZAPF in 1854, who was native of Bavaria. Of this union four children were born, three of whom who are living, namely: Annie, wife of William GROTEFENDT, Ida, wife of Casper ZENGERLE, and Amanda, wife of Otto PETERS of Springfield. The mother died in 1882. Mr. LORENZ was again married in 1883 to his present wife, whose name prior to marriage was Theresa WITTL, a native of Bavaria. In addition to his wife and children, the deceased leaves to mourn his loss one brother, Peter LORENZ of this city. Mr. LORENZ was a man of sturdy reliable character, possessing good habits, and in carrying on his business showed shrewdness and capability in the management of his affairs and withal established himself in the confidence of all who knew him. Funeral services will be held from the residence on South Broad street tomorrow, Tuesday, at 3 o'clock p.m., Rev. WYNEKEN, pastor of the Lutheran church officiating.


Obituary of Frank William Arnold LORENZ Macoupin County Illinois ©1999 Submitted by Patricia Lorenz

Name of Deceased: LORENZ
, Frank William Arnold
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
Wed., 28 Feb 1917
Obituary: Frank William Arnold LORENZ, third son of P. W. LORENZ and his wife, was born in Carlinville, Dec. 18, 1877, and was confirmed in the Evangelical St. Paul's church March 22, 1891, by Rev. H. J. DINKMEIER. He was engaged in commercial business in Chicago were he also resided at 2814 Broadway with his beloved wife, Mrs. Emma LORENZE, nee BOSWORTH, at the time of his death. Frank LORENZ was an industrious, painstaking and efficient business man, a devoted and loving husband, and seemingly had a prosperous future before him. In the very prime of his life, he was seized with pneumonia which proved fatal. Besides his grief stricken wife he leaves to mourn his death, his aged parents, three brothers and two sisters, and many relatives and friends of his boyhood years. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon, Feb 22 from the residence of his parents on North Broad street, conducted by Rev. William RIEMEIER, who spoke comforting words to the bereaved, choosing for his text Coll. 6.9 [?].

Name of Deceased: LORENZ, Frank William Arnold
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat
Date of Obituary:
Wed., 28 Feb 1917
Obituary: Frank William Arnold LORENZ, the third son of Mr. and Mrs. P. W. LORENZ, was born in Carlinville, Dec.18, 1877, and was confirmed in the Evangelical St. Paul's church March 22, 1891, by Rev. H. J. DINKMEIER. He was engaged in mercantile business in Chicago, where he also resided with his beloved wife, Mrs. Emma LORENZ (nee BOSWORTH) at the time of his death, which occurred Feb. 21, 1917 at 2814 Broadway street. He was an industrious, painstaking and efficient business man, a devoted and loving husband, and seemingly had a prosperous future before him. In the very prime of his manhood he was suddenly seized with pneumonia, which was the immediate cause of his death. Besides the grief-stricken wife he leaves to mourn his death, his aged parents, three brothers, George and William, of St. Louis; Charles LORENZ, of Patton Hill, Montana; and two sisters, Mrs. R. C. SMITH, of Canton, Miss., and Mrs. R. O. AUGUR, of Decatur, and many relatives and friends of his boyhood years here in Carlinville. His age was 39 years, 2 months and 2 days. Funeral services were held Friday, February 23d, at the home of his parents, conducted by Rev. REIMEIER, of the Evangelical church. Interment was in the city cemetery.
Card of Thanks. We wish to express, through the columns of this paper, our appreciation and gratitude to the dear good people of Carlinville for their kindness and sympathy to us in our recent sorrow. May God keep and bless you. Mr. and Mrs. P. W. LORENZ and family.

Obituary of Henry LORENZ Macoupin County Illinois ©1999 Submitted by Patricia Lorenz

Name of Deceased: LORENZ
, Henry
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary
: Wed., 24 Dec 1902
Obituary: Death of Henry LORENZ. Henry LORENZ died at his home in St. Louis, Sunday morning at 7 o'clock, after a three weeks illness from typhoid pneumonia. He was aged 26 years, 11 months and 6 days. The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. B. LORENZ, of this city and was a bright young man. He had been living in St. Louis the past few years--since his marriage--up to the time of his demise. The remains were brought to this city Monday afternoon and conveyed to the home of his parents on South Broad street. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, after which the remains were placed in the silent grave. The deceased leaves a wife and two small children to mourn his untimely demise, who have the sympathy of a large number of friends in their great loss.

Obituary of Henry LORENZ Macoupin County Illinois (c)1999 Submitted by Patricia Lorenz


Name of Deceased: LORENZ
, Henry
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
Wed., 24 Dec 1902
Obituary: Abstract Only: Henry LORENZ died Sun., 21 Dec 1902, at 7 a.m. at his home in St. Louis, aged 26 years, 11 months and 6 days. He had 3-week illness and died of typhoid pneumonia. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. B. LORENZ, Carlinville. Henry had been living in St. Louis several years since his marriage. The remains were brought to the home of his parents on South Broad Street; the funeral was 23 Dec 1902 at 2 p.m. Survivors include his wife and two children.

Obituary of Jacob LORENZ Macoupin County Illinois ©1999 Submitted by Patricia Lorenz

Name of Deceased: LORENZ, Jacob
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat
Date of Obituary:
Thurs., 3 Mar 1887 
Obituary: Died, on Sunday Feb 27, 1887, Jacob LORENZ, aged 60. Funeral services from the German Evangelical Church at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The deceased was a brother of Bernhard and Peter LORENZ of this city and has been an invalid for many years, by reason of a paralytic stroke. He leaves an wife and three children.

Obituary of Johanna LORENZ ( MIEHE), Macoupin County Illinois ©1999   Submitted by: by Patricia Lorenz

Name of Deceased: LORENZ, Johanna (MIEHE)
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat
Date of Obituary:
June 26, 1922
Obituary: Died Saturday Night. The many friends of Mrs. Peter LORENZ were much grieved to learn of her death, which occurred at her home on North Broad Street in Carlinville, Saturday night at 11:30 o'clock, July 22d. Mrs. LORENZ was aged 77 years. Her death followed that of her brother, Charles MIEHER, which occurred at her home about one week ago. Mrs. LORENZ had been in feeble health for several years and it is believed that the shock of her brother's death was more than she could withstand. She had been a resident of this city for 60 years and was one of the highly esteemed pioneer women of Carlinville and community. She is survived by her husband, Peter LORENZ, two daughters, Mrs. Clara SMITH, of Canton, Miss.; Mrs. Anna AUGER, of Decatur; three sons, George LORENZ, of St. Louis, Charles LORENZ, of Texas, and Wm. LORENZ, of Decatur. Also surviving is one brother, Chris. MIEHER, who resides near Nilwood. For many years Mrs. LORENZ had been a faithful and consistent member of St. Paul's Evangelical church. She was regular in attendance at services whenever her health permitted. The husband, who is now in his 85th year, and the daughters and sons, have the sympathy of their many friends in their sorrow. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from St. Paul's Evangelical church, Rev. REIMEIER, the pastor officiating. There was a large attendance of friends who came to pay their last tribute of respect of this most estimable lady. Interment was in the city cemetery. The pallbearers were the following: Casper ZENGERLE, George MIEHER, August KASTEN, Lee ROBLEY, Frank KLAUS and Ed MIEHER.

Obituary of Johanna LORENZ (MUELLER) Macoupin County Illinois ©1999 Submitted by Patricia Lorenz

Name of Deceased: LORENZ
, Johanna (MUELLER)
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
Wed., 28 Aug 1912
Obituary: Mrs. Johanna LORENZ Dies. After an illness of several years, Mrs. Johanna LORENZ, widow of the late Jacob LORENZ, died at 11 o'clock Tuesday evening, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Anna BEASLEY at the age of 71 years, 10 months and 25 days. Mrs. LORENZ was born in Kleindettan, Bavaria, Germany, on September 25, 1840. She is survived by two children by her first marriage, three by her second marriage, four step-children and ten grandchildren. The funeral of Mrs. Johanna LORENZ was held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the family residence. Rev. Mr. REIMIER, officiating. Interment was made in the city cemetery. The services were largely attended by friends and relatives. The pall bearers were: Mike ROHR, C. GUNTERBERG, W. CREHL, W. HEILMAN, H. LEEFERS and W. FUESS.
Name of Deceased: LORENZ, Johanna (MUELLER)
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat
Date of Obituary:
August 1912
Obituary: Death of an Aged Lady. Mrs. Johanna LORENCE, aged 71 years, died in Carlinville, Tuesday p.m., August 20, at the home of her daughter Mrs. Anna BEASLEY. Decedent was a native of Germany, and was born in 1840 in Kleindttan, Bavaria. Surviving are several children and grandchildren, besides many friends. Funeral services were held Thursday p.m. from the residence at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. RIEMEIER officiating. The pallbearers were Wm. FUESS, M. ROHR, C. GUNTERBERG, Wm. CREHL and W. HEILMAN. Interment was in the city cemetery.

Obituary of Maria LORENZ (ZAPF) Macoupin County Illinois (c)1999 Submitted by Patricia Lorenz

Name of Deceased: LORENZ, Maria (ZAPF)
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat
Date of Obituary: November 23, 1882
Obituary: Died on the 15th the wife of Berhard LORENZ, aged 48 years. Funeral from St. Joseph's Church on the 16th. Mrs. LORENZ had long been a sufferer from impaired health and her death was not unexpected. The family have many friends to sympathize with them in their sad affliction.

Obituary of Peter William Henry LORENZ, Macoupin County Illinois (c)1999 Submitted by Patricia Lorenz

Name of Deceased: LORENZ, Peter William Henry
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary:Wed, 18 Jan 1933
Obituary: Peter W. LORENZ Pioneer Citizen, Died Saturday. One of Our Well Known Civil War Veterans Who Had Lived to Be Ninety-five Years of Age; Former Merchant of Carlinville. Peter W. LORENZ, one of the oldest citizens of Carlinville, passed away at his home on North Broad street in Carlinville at 11:20 Saturday evening. He had been ill for the past ten days and owing to his advanced age he had little resistance of disease. The deceased was one of the best known citizens of Carlinville. He came here at an early day and had an extensive acquaintance. He was a man of good character and always took a great interest in his family. He was a devoted member of his church and could always look upon the bright side of life. The deceased was born in Hanover, Germany, Dec. 17, 1837 and came to America in 1857. When he first emigrated to America he resided in New York State, but he only remained there a few months. In response to a message from his brother, Bernard LORENZ, he came to Carlinville in 1858. It will be remembered by many of the older citizens that Bernard LORENZ was a harness maker, and was for years in business on the west side of the square. The deceased remained in the employ of his brother for two years. In the year 1861, Mr. LORENZ enlisted in Company K, Seventh Illinois Infantry and in July of the same year he was honorably discharged from the company. Returning home, immediately after his discharge, he remained out of the army for two weeks and again entered the service with the First Missouri Calvary for three years. He furnished his own horse and went to war fully equipped. He was with his regiment on all its long marches through Arkansas and Texas and was in several battles. At the expiration of his enlistment he was honorably discharged at Little Rock and was mustered out of the service in St. Louis in October, 1864, after which he returned to Carlinville. In 1865 Mr. LORENZ was married to Miss Johanna MIEHER of this vicinity. To this union nine children were born. Three died in infancy; one son, Frank, residing in Chicago, died in 1917. Those surviving are George LORENZ, St. Louis; Charles, of Wichita Falls, Texas; Mrs. Robert SMITH, Canton, Miss.; Mrs. R. O. AUGER, Decatur, Ill; Will LORENZ, Mattoon. Besides his children he leaves three grandchildren. Mrs. LORENZ passed away July 9, 1922. The deceased was one of a family of nine children and he was the last one to pass away. After his marriage, Mr. LORENZ engaged in the grocery business and continued as a merchant of Carlinville for thirty-one years. Part of the time he conducted the grocery store on the north side of the square on the site of the present Anderson bank building, and the remainder of the time he ran his store in a wooden building on the west side of the square, the present site of the Carlinville National Bank building. On account of poor health, Mr. LORENZ retired from business in 1898. In politics he was always a staunch Republican. He was a great admirer of Abraham LINCOLN and went with Carlinville friends to Springfield to hear the Great Emancipator before he became president. He was a charter member of St. Paul's Evangelical church and always took a great interest in all the activities of this religious organization. Funeral services were held at The Riefenberg Funeral Home on North Broad street at 2:30 Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. R. HOHMANN, pastor of the Evangelical church. Interment was made in the City Cemetery. The pall bearers were members of Guy Baird Post of the American Legion who had charge of the services at the cemetery and were B. C. BALDRIDGE, John STEINMEYER, Clark ROBISON, Todd PORTER, Lee CRUISE and Frank BEHRENDT. The full ritualistic service of the Legion was held with the firing squad, colors and color guard and the sounding of taps.

Obituary of William Theodore LORENZ, Macoupin County Illinois (c)1999 Submitted by Patricia Lorenz

Name of Deceased: LORENZ, William Theodore
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary:Thurs., 2 Mar 1950
Obituary: Conduct Rites for Member of Old Carlinville Family. William T. LORENZ Dies Sunday in St. Louis Hospital. Funeral services were conducted yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon at Heinz funeral home for William T. LORENZ, a former resident of Carlinville who at the time of his death was residing in St. Louis. The Rev. R. C. HOHMANN, pastor of St. Paul's Evangelical church, officiated and burial was in City cemetery. Mr. LORENZ, a member of an old Carlinville family, passed away Sunday in a St. Louis hospital. He had been ill for several weeks. He was born in this city on Oct 23, 1886, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter W. LORENZ. Surviving are his wife, Clara; one daughter, Mrs. Lucille ARCHIBALD of Tuscola; one son, Robert W. of Rolling Fork, Miss; two brothers, George of St. Louis and Charles F. of Wichita Falls, Tex; one sister Mrs. R. O. AUGER of Decatur and three grandchildren.






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