Obituaries o-s006, Macoupin County IL ©1998-2011

Obituary of John Granville STOKES Macoupin County IL ©2003 Kathleen Mirabella

Name of Deceased: STOKES, John Granville 
Name of Newspaper: Unknown 
Date of Obituary: About Feb 1, 1925 
Obituary:  John G. son of William and Elizabeth STOKES, was born near Nashville, Tenn., July 8th, 1841 and died at the Hospital Soldiers' Home at Quincy, Ill., Jan. 31th at 1:40 A.M. His wife was Miss. Emeline EDWARDS who died about nine years ago. The surviving children are Mrs. Mary BEEBE, of Wrights, Ill., Mrs. Lora WHEELER, of Carlinville, Ill., Mrs. Alice LAWRENCE and Roy STOKES, of St. Louis, Mo. There are ten grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. He enlisted at Hillsboro, Ill., June 6, 1862 for service in the Union Army and was discharged at Alton, Ill., October 23, 1862, being a member of Co. C, 70th Illinois Infantry. He made a profession of religion at about age of 47 years and united with the M.E. Church at that time. Funeral services were held at the home of Mrs. Mary BEEBE at Wrights, Ill., Wednesday, Feb. 4th, at 11 o'clock, conducted by Rev. G.M. HAYES, pastor of the M.E. Church at White Hall, Ill. Interment was made in Hickory Grove Cemetery. 

(Note: John STOKES' children were all born and raised in Macoupin County, IL)

Obituary of Ferdinand STRATMANN, Macoupin County Illinois 22 March 1998 ©1998 James Stratmann

Name of Deceased: STRATMANN, Ferdinand 
Name of Newspaper: Litchfield News-Herald 
Date of Obituary:
August 18, 1915 
Obituary: Ferdinand STRATMAN, father of Joseph STRATMAN of Litchfield, died at his farm residence in Honey Point township, Macoupin County, early Tuesday night. Mr. STRATMAN was a pioneer settler of Macoupin County. He was born in Germany, November 11, 1828. He was married in St. Louis in 1855 to Miss Dina A. BARTMAN of Alton. To this union were born five children, who survive: They are Joseph of 202 Brown Street, Charles of Alton, William of Fort Madison, Iowa, John and Anthony STRATMAN. Mrs. STRATMAN preceded her husband in death on November 27, 1872. Mr. STRATMAN leaves ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Father J.T. TELKEN officiating. Interment will be made at Holy Cross cemetery.

Obituary of Livona STRATTON (STOUT), Macoupin County IL ©2003 Mary Ann Stewart Kaylor

Name of Deceased: STRATTON, Livona (STOUT
Name of Newspaper: Unknown 
Date of Obituary: January 1926 
Obituary: MRS. LIVONA STRATTON PASSES TO HER ETERNAL HOME Livona, daughter of Samuel J. and Lucinda WIGGINS STOUT was born near Hettick, Illinois, in the Mt. Ragan vicinity, September 7, 1858, living in that neighborhood her entire life. The end of her allotted time on earth came Friday a.m., January 8, 1926, at the age of 67 years, 4 months and 1 day. She was united in marriage Feb. 27, 1879, to John STRATTON, three sons and two daughters were the fruit of this union. John S., Wyman L., Wilbur G., Mattie M. wife of Joseph WILLS and Deborah, wife of Martin EDWARDS, the latter preceded her in death August 12, 1908, leaving an infant daughter, Letha, now the wife of William McGEE, who was reared by the grandparents up to the passing of the husband to the great beyond January 15, 1919, then the grandmother had the entire care of her. The subject of our sketch was a member of a family of three brothers and three sisters, namely, Wm. STOUT, Perry, Okla.; J. W. STOUT and Mrs. Minnie EYER, Hettick; Mrs. Mattie JACKSON and an infant brother preceded her to her eternal home. She professed faith in Christ during a revival meeting held in the Mt. Olive school house when a young girl and lived for Him, who died that she might have eternal life. She was a faithful wife and loving mother and a good neighbor, doing what she could being frail and enduring heart disease for a number of years, made it impossible for her to attend church services and mingle with her friends. Besides the above children, brothers and sister named, she leave to mourn her sudden departure a number of nieces, nephews and a host of friends. But not as one without a hope of meeting again if all accept and serve the Master as she did for "God's golden sun is shining Upon our mother's grave The one we loved so dearly And tried so hard to save And we we lost you, mother, We lost our dearest pal We love you and we miss you and forever shall. So rest in peace dear mother Your face in heaven's bower The day when we shall meet you Grows nearer every hour. Funeral services were held at her late residence at Mt. Ragan, Sunday at 1 p.m., conducted by Eld. Raymond WALKER, Modesto. Quite a number of relatives and friends were present to pay their last respects to one held in high honor. A choir composed of Mr. L. K. SONNEBORN, Miss Lois COX, Mr. and Mrs. Roy DAWSON rendered a number of appropriate hymns. Casket bearers: L. C. COLLINS, Fred COOPER, Thomas HUSON, Romie JACKSON, J. M. STEWART and J. H. ARRAS. Interment in the Stults cemetery. STULTS Bros. of Palmyra undertakers. 

CARD OF THANKS We extend unto all our gratitude who in any way assisted us during the illness and burial of our loved one, Mrs. Livona STRATTON. The Children and Other Relatives. S

Obituary of John STREEB, Macoupin County Illinois ©2008 Submitted by: Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: STREEB, John
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star Times
Date of Obituary:
13 Sep 1912 
Obituary: John STREEB died at the home of his daughter at 11:25 p.m. Friday Sept.6th at the age of 81 years. He had been ill for about four weeks and his advanced age gave no chance for recovery. He was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, April 20,1831. In 1863 he was married to Anna Maria HEID. To this union 13 children were born, four of whom are now living: Henry STREEB, Mrs. Louis JUNG Mrs. Louisa SIMONS of this city and Mrs. Maggie HAHN of St.Louis. In 1883 his wife died and in 1885 he was again married, this time to Mrs. Wilhelmina LIPPOLD. Two children were born to this union, Louis of South Dakota Mrs. Amelia RUMMER of Mt.Olive. His wife passed away three years ago. Mr. STREEB lived a useful life, and although he will be sadly missed by his children yet he felt that his work was done in this world and was not afraid to go. Besides his children, he leaves four step children, Mrs. Anna HUNSINGER, Mrs. Herman FRITZ, and Frank and Richard LIPPOLD, 46 grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. The funeral services were held from the home of Louis JUNG to the Lutheran church at 2 p.m., Monday Sept. 9, by Rev. KLEINHANS. A large concourse of the friends of the family were at the funeral affirming their respect for the departed one.

Obituary of Goldia STREET (BOHLEN), Macoupin County Illinois ©2000 Kenneth R Doty Jr

Name of Deceased: STREET, Goldia (BOHLEN) 
Name of Newspaper: Litchfield News-Herald
Date of Obituary:
February 10, 1921 
Obituary: Mrs. Geo STREET Dies At Hospital At 5:00 Wednesday Tragedy Follows Travail Of Childbirth; Infant Dies Also The cross and crown of motherhood cost the life of a beautiful young woman here at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, February 9, - when Mrs. Goldia Maria BOHLEN STREET, wife of George STREET, died at St. Francis hospital following the exquisite travail of childbirth. The little daughter, named Letha Mae STREET, died also. The two, mother and daughter, will be buried at a double funeral service at the Union Avenue Christian church here at 2:30 Sunday afternoon. Rev. Meyer A. MADSEN, pastor of the church, will officiate. Mrs. STREET was born at Mt. Olive March 6, 1902. Exactly 18 years later she was united in marriage to George STREET of this city. Eleven months and three days of married life passed sweetly to the young lovers. They expected a baby. Nurtured under the tender young heart of the expectant mother natures allotted time, the little one came into the world at 1:45 yesterday. But the compelling little hands the mother expected to be twined about her neck were lifeless and still. The little body she expected to see grow to robust man or womanhood was dead. Soon afterwards, whether from this knowledge or not, it will never be known, the little mother went into convulsions. In a desparing effort she was taken to St. Francis hospital, but the chill dew of death was then almost upon her. She died, leaving behind the anguished young husband, almost prostrated by the blow, parents Mr. and Mrs. John BOHLEN of Litchfield, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John KUNTZ of Sorento, three sisters, Miss Frances BOHLEN of Litchfield, Edna BOHLEN of Garber, Okla., Mrs. Anna OSBORN, of Morrisonville.

Obituary of Luella Olive EDDINGTON STROHBECK, Macoupin Co Illinois 22 Aug 1998 1998 Mark Strohbeck Name of Deceased: STROHBECK, Luella Olive (EDDINGTON) Name of Newspaper: Unknown Date of Obituary: Mar 1940 Obituary: Strohbeck Rites Set for Sunday BRIGHTON, March 22, (Special) -- Funeral rites for Mrs. Luella STROHBECK, wife of Theodore L. Strohbeck of the Sterling vicinity, near here, have been set for Sunday. Short services are to be conducted at the family home at 1 p. m. followed by rites at 2 p. m. in the Congregational Church at Bunker Hill, and burial will be in Woodburn cemetery. The Rev. James Connett of Brighton will conduct the rites, assisted by the Rev. Burk of Bunker Hill. The body will be at the family home after 4 p. m. today. Mrs. Strohbeck died Thursday afternoon at Alton Memorial Hospital. She was born Nov. 30, 1873, daughter of William and Eliza MILLER EDDINGTON, pioneer residents of the Sterling neighborhood. She was married to Mr. Strohbeck 45 years ago on Feb. 27, 1895. Beside her husband, she is survived by the following children: Newell, supervisor of Brighton township, Dewey, Roy, Kenneth and Mrs. Myrtle GRAUL of Brighton vicinity, Earl of Alton; three brothers, Hiram, Harvey and Norman EDDINGTON, all of Brighton, and nine grandchildren. Mrs. Strohbeck's illness was of about a week's duration. She had been taken ill last Friday night and last Monday, when her condition was found to have serious aspects, she was moved to the hospital. In her lifetime in the Sterling district she had become endeared to a wide circle of friends------------------a helpful and kindly neighbor and a woman devoted to the interests of her home and family. Her church membership was with the former Fosterburg M. E. Church in which she had taken active interest. Obituary of Theodore Ludwig STROHBECK, Macoupin County Illinois 22 Aug 1998 1998 Mark Strohbeck Name of Deceased: STROHBECK, Theodore Ludwig Name of Newspaper: Alton Evening Telegraph? Date of Obituary: Sep 1943 Obituary: T.L. Strohbeck, Brighton, Dies Funeral at Bunker Hill 2 p. m. Wednesday ---- ------------ Following an extended period of declining health, Theodore L. STROHBECK, 73, a prominent member of the Brighton community, died Sunday at 1:40 p. m. in Alton Memorial Hospital. He had been a patient in the hospital several times within the last year, and had returned there Saturday for further treatment. His home for the last 45 years was on a farm four miles east of Brighton. During much of this period he had had business connection in Brighton, and also had served many terms as school director. The annual reunion of the Strohbeck family had been planned for Sunday, but when Mr. Strohbeck's serious condition became known Saturday, the event was postponed. Strohbeck was born at Fosterburg, Nov. 20, 1869, the son of George H. and Johanna STROHBECK. He became a resident of the Brighton neighborhood on his marriage, Feb. 27, 1895, to Miss Luella O. EDDINGTON of Brighton and shortly thereafter moved onto the farm which since has been the family home. Mrs. Strohbeck died March 21, 1940. Surviving Strohbeck are six children: a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle GRAUL of Fosterburg; and five sons, Earl of Alton, Kenneth of Bridgeton, Mo., and Roy C., Dewey, and Supervisor Newell H. STROHBECK of Brighton. He also leaves 11 grandchildren; two brothers, August and William STROHBECK of Brighton; and a sister, Mrs. Louise LOWE of St. Louis. The funeral will be at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Congregational church in Bunker Hill, and burial will be in Woodburn cemetery. Name of Deceased: STROHBECK, Theodore Ludwig Name of Newspaper: Brighton News? Date of Obituary: Sept 1943 Obituary: East Side Man Dies -- After a lingering illness, Theodore L. STROHBECK, 73, a longtime resdent of the East Side, expired at 1:40 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12, at the Alton Memorial Hospital, which he had entered the previous day to receive treatment for a heart ailment. He is survived by 6 children: Super. N. H. Strohbeck, Geo. D. Strohbeck & Mrs. Myrtle GRAUL, all of this area, Earl Strohbeck, of Alton, Roy Strohbeck, at home, & Kenneth C. Strohbeck, of Bridgeton, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; 2 brothers: Aug. F. Strohbeck and Wm. C. Strohbeck, of the East Side; one sister: Mrs. Louise LOWE, of St. Louis; nephews and nieces. The decedent was born on Nov. 20, 1869, near Fosterburg, Ill., a son of Geo.H. & Johanna (BRUEGGEMAN) STROHBECK. When he attained manhood, realizing that the family was large, he went to St. Louis, and secured employment as a driver of horse-drawn street-cars on the Bellefontaine line. He returned to this area, & on Feb.27, 1895, he married Miss Luella O. EDDINGTON, and established their home in the East Side, where they remained until their deaths. Mrs. Strohbeck died on Mar. 21, 1940. Besides being a successful farmer, Mr. Strohbeck was interested in business enterprises in town, and he was elected to public office. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Congregational Church in Bunker Hill by the pastor, Rev. M.E. Burke, followed by the sepulture in the Woodburn cemetery. Six nephews served as the pallbearers: Warren G. & Ralph STROHBECK, Glenn LOWE, Wesley PAUST, Paul SCHEURER and Edw. G. POLSTER.

Obituary of Samuel Levi SURBER, Macoupin County Illinois 14 Jul 1998 ©1998 Lisa Hunt Rawlings

Name of Deceased: SURBER, Samuel Levi 
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer 
Date of Obituary: October 25, 1893 
Obituary: Died, at his residence in South Otter, on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 6 o'clock p.m., Mr. Levi SURBER, after a long and lingering illness of more than two years, yet through all of his afflictions he was very patient and exhibited a great deal of Christian fortitude, expressing a willingness to be released from suffering. He was born in Tennessee in 1840 and was about 53 years of age at the time of his death. The funeral was preached at the residence by Rev. J. GIBSON, assisted by Charles GIBSON of the Dunkard church, of which the deceased was an honored and respected member at the time of his death, after which the remains were conveyed in the Crawford cemetery and there consigned to the tomb to await the resurrection of the just. He leaves a wife, seven children, one sister and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his loss.

Obituary of Loraine F. SURMAN, Macoupin County Illinois  © 2006 Submitted by Chris Grove Surgis

Name of Deceased: SURMAN
, Loraine F
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville IL news paper
Date of Obituary: 1925
Obituary: Lorraine F. SURMAN Carlinville IL news paper 1925 Miss Loraine F. SURMAN, 35, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. SURMAN of Carlinville, died Thursday at 1:15 a.m., at the home of a sister, Mrs. Frank BYERS, in Moline. She had been a patient in the hospital at Davenport, Iowa, for six months. She was born in Carlinville Feb. 28, 1893, and served for seven years as instructor in the commercial department of the Moline high school. Surviving are her parents and the following brothers and sisters; Theodore J. and Ralph of Carlinville; Wm. P. of Vero Beach, Fla., Hugo, of Springfield; Mrs. H. C. KINCAID, of Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Frank BYERS, of Moline. Funeral services were held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the family home on East Main street. Dr. W. M. HUDSON, of Blackburn college, officiated. Burial was in city cemetery. The Pallbearers were E. N. NEVINS, R. M. ANDERSON, Elmer LOEHER, Herbert ALEXANDER, Geo. C. ARNETT and Walter BUEHRIG. Flowers were carried by Mrs. P. O. LANDON, Mrs. Fred WILSON, Mrs. R. M. ANDERSON, Mrs. Thomas RYAN, Mrs. Herbert ALEXANDER and Miss Flora GILLMAN.

Obituary of Harry SWANK, Macoupin County Illinois ©2002 Chris Grove-Surgis

Name of Deceased: SWANK, Harry 
Name of Newspaper: Daily Enquirer 
Date of Obituary:
November 29, 1913 
Obituary: B. F. SWANK
received the news Saturday of the death of his son, Harry SWANK, who died in Litchfield early Saturday morning. Mr. SWANK left at once to join Mrs. SWANK who has been at the bedside of her son for several days, as he was ill with pneumonia. He was forty- three years old and well known in this city where he was raised.






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