FAIRBURY, IL.

THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH SECTION OF

GRACELAND CEMETERY, IN FAIRBURY, ILL.

THE OLDEST SECTION

ROW 1

1. M. AGATHA STEIDINGER

B. AUG. 14, 1831

D. MAY 12, 1913

2. CHRIS GAUGHER SR.

B. JAN. 9 1871

D. DEC. 3, 1913

3. LYDIA BECKLEY

B. 1879

D. 1914

4. JACOB HOFFMANN

B. SEPT. 18, 1836

D. JAN. 20, 1914

5. MARY RAMSEYER

B. 1858

D. 1914

6. ANNA BLEUER

B. 1854

D. 1915

7. MAGDALENA BECKLEY

B. DEC. 24, 1841

D. MAR. 8, 1915

8. ELISABETH STOLLER

B. JUL. 4, 1838

D. MAR. 11, 1915

9. NICHOLAUS BACH

B. JUL. 26, 1841

D. JUL. 12, 1915

10. JOSEPH SLAGEL

B. FEB. 12, 1888

D. SEPT. 5, 1915

11. JACOB STUTZ

B. JAN. 29, 1829

D. NOV. 18, 1915

12. ANNA MILLER

B. SEPT. 10, 1850

D. FEB. 23, 1916

13. RUDOLF BERTSCH

B. OCT. 9, 1842

D. JUL. 20, 1916

14. JACOB SCHLIPF

B. MAY 5, 1866

D. APR. 29, 1917

15. LOUISE CAROLINE ELEAUME

B. APR. 4, 1852

D. APR. 25, 1918

16. HERBERT BINGHAM

B. SEPT. 21, 1888

D. AUG. 7, 1918

17. MICHAEL NICHOLAS

MARY NICHOLAS

B.

B. 1878

D.

D. 1918

ROW 2

1. EMILIE BERTSCHY

B. DEC. 25, 1848

D. MAR 2, 1911

2. BARBARA HACKENYOS

(80 YRS.)

D. MAR. 24, 1911

3. EDWARD BINGHAM

B. AUG. 30, 1886

D. DEC. 5, 1911

4. ROSA GAHWILER

B. AUG. 11, 1856

D. JAN. 15, 1912

5. BARBARA GANTNER

B. MAY 1829

D. FEB. 4, 1912

6. JOHN EISENBACH

B. SEPT. 16, 1882

D. MAR. 15, 1912

7. DAVID SCHMIDT

B. FEB. 16, 1850

D. JUL. 19, 1912

8. CHRISTINA ZIEGLER

B. AUG. 12, 1843

D. AUG. 14, 1912

9. JOHN STEIDINGER

B. JAN. 15, 1859

D. SEPT. 23, 1912

10. ELIZABETH MEISS

B. NOV. 26, 1833

D. OCT. 20, 1912

11. SAMUEL KYBURZ

B. OCT. 16, 1836

D. JAN. 20, 1913

12. MATHEW KILGUS

B. 1873

D. 1913

13. FRANK ELEAUME

B. SEPT. 8, 1850

D. APR. 8, 1913

14. VERNA STOLLER

B. 1842

D. 1918

15. CHRISTIAN KAMMERER

B. APR. 9, 1837

D. JUL. 10, 1918

16. ANDREAS STEIDINGER

B. APR. 1, 1831

D. FEB. 9, 1918

17. JACOB JACKLE

B. MAR. 25, 1853

D. MAR. 15, 1919

ROW 3

1. AMANDA BINGHAM

B. MAY 11, 1883

D. NOV. 26, 1960

2. ANNA KELLER DEMLER

B. NOV. 17, 1845

D. JAN. 13, 1928

3. ELIZABETH GOETZ

B. 1837

D. 1923

4. ANNA FARNEY

B. JUN 25, 1849

D. AUG. 14, 1908

5. HENRY BOLLIGER

B. JAN. 8, 1834

D. AUG. 24, 1908

6. KATHARINA MEISTER

B. 1875

D. 1909

7. MARY J. KAMMERER

B. OCT. 6, 1836

D. SEPT. 19, 1909

8. MARGARET MUELLER

B. 1866

D. 1909

9. FREDERICH KOEHL

B. 1852

D. 1909

10. FRIEDERICH DARENDINGER

B. MAR. 14, 1836

D. AUG. 2, 1910

11. M. FRIDRICKA KELLER

B. MAR. 25, 1831

D. SEPT. 14, 1910

12. MARTIN MEISTER

B. MAY 20, 1864

D. DEC. 22, 1910

13. JULIA EGGLI

B. MAY 24, 1837

D. JUL. 4, 1919

14. MAGDALENA SCHARLACH

B. JUN. 28, 1831

D. JUN. 12, 1920

15. CHRISTINE ARMBRUSTER

B. 1851

D. 1920

16. ANNA BARBARA AELLIG

B. FEB. 24, 1834

D. SEPT. 19, 1920

ROW 4

1. SUSAN VON TOBEL

B. 1847

D. 1935

2. JACOB VON TOBEL

B. 1839

D. 1933

3. KATHARINA VON TOBEL

B. 1843

D. 1926

4. JOHN G. STEIDINGER

B. 1825

D. 1906

5. ENGALINA ___ TOBLER

B. 1828

D. 1906

6. ANDREW MEISTER

B. 1881

D. 1907

7. ELISABETH EISENBACH

B. SEPT. 19, 1836

D. JUN. 21, 1907

8. ANDREAS BAERLOCHER

B. AUG. 23, 1821

D. JUL. 19, 1907

9. REGULA FEHR

B. MAY 12, 1827

D. JAN. 16, 1908

10. ANNA YODER

B. APR. 11, 1821

D. JAN. 25, 1908

11. PHILIPPINA REICHERT KUEHNER

B. 1831

D. 1908

12. SOPHIA MEYERS

B. AUG. 13, 1866

D. DEC. 28, 1920

13. RUDOLPH MEYER

B. AUG. 18, 1865

D. JUL. 2, 1921

14. CAROLINE BACH

B. 1846

D. 1922

15. EMMA SCHARLACH

B. AUG. 14, 1871

D. JUN. 19, 1922

ROW 5

1. PHL J. STEIDINGER

 

D. DEC. 13, 1885

2. DORA STOCKBURGER

 

D. 1889

3. M. BUCKHART DEC. 22 1836

 

D. 1887

4. JOSEPH YODER

B. APR. 1, 1822

D. MAY 29, 1888

5. ANNA SCHWING

B. SEPT. 15, 1861

D. JUN. 19, 1888

6. (BROKEN STONE)

   

7. HEINRICH SCHAPPI

   

8. KATHARINA CLAUS

B. JUN. 30, 1838

D. MAR. 3, 1890

9. BARBARA NUSSBAUM

B. 1815

D. 1890

10. NICHOLAS KELLER

B. NOV. 20, 1831

D. AUG. 12, 1890

11. (BROKEN STONE)

   

12. KATE KNOCHEL

B. 1853

D. 1922

13. MARIA SCHLIPF

B. MAR. 25, 1866

D. DEC. 3, 1922

14. SALOME SCHLIPF

B. JUN. 19, 1899

D. SEPT. 16, 1976

15. JOHN KYBURZ

B. 1888

D. 1923

ROW 6

1. JOHNIE VON TOBEL

JAKIE VON TOBEL

B. 1877

B. 1886

D. 1886

D. 1893

2. CORA JACKLEY

B. NOV. 7, 1886

D. APR. 1, 1889

3. M. L. KOEHL

B. 1889

D. 1890

4. JOSEPH KELLER

B. SEPT. 8, 1890

D. JAN. 15, 1892

5. HENRY WAHLSTER

B. SEPT. 25, 1909

D. JAN. 21, 1912

6. OLENE CARLSON

B. MAR. 25, 1888

D. SEPT. 9, 1898

7. OTTO HERZOG

B. AUG. 3, 1891

D. SEPT. 25, 1893

8. GEORGE A. KILGUS

B. MAR. 14, 1893

D. DEC. 2, 1893

9. LIZZIE STOLLER CARLSON

B. MAY 7, 1870

D. MAR. 16, 1904

10. MARIA SOHN PETER

B. 1863

D. 1922

11. NATHALIA TYLER

B. JUL. 18, 1894

D. OCT. 30, 1923

12. BERTHA WEISSER FEHRENBACHER

B. 1901

D. 1924

13. CONRAD SCHMIDT

B. 1849

D. 1925

ROW 7

1. PAULINE WEIGERT

B. 1888

D. 1894

2. HEINRICH BECKLEY

B. DEC. 31, 1841

D. MAR. 5, 1891

3. SALOME NOEL

B. MAY 14, 1817

D. APR. 17, 1891

4. ANNA MARIE MILLER SCHIELER

B. 1826

D. 1891

5. NIKLAUS NUSSBAUM

B. 1810

D. 1891

6. CHR. STEIDINGER

 

D. DEC. 7, 1891

7. ELIZABETH SCHAEPPI

B. 1829

D. 1892

8. JOHANNA STREIB

 

D. 1892

9. JACOB GOETZ

B. 1840

D. 1893

10. JACOBENA GEIGER STOLLER

B. FEB. 14, 1840

D. JUL. 1, 1894

11. (NO WRITTING ON STONE)

   

12. MICHAEL MEISTER

B. 1832

D. 1893

13. MARGUERITE GERMANN MUELLER

B. 1847

D. 1904

14. GOTTFRIED WAIBEL

MARGARET WAIBEL

B. 1867

B. 1865

D. 1924

D. 1924

15. CHRISTIAN STEIDINGER

B. 1873

D. 1925

16. CARL D. STEIDINGER

B. 1898

D. 1926

ROW 8

1. MARIA KELLER

B. NOV. 30, 1823

D. NOV. 6, 1894

2. GEORGE M. MANGOLD

B. DEC. 25, 1822

D. NOV. 18, 1894

3. M. ZEHR

 

D. 1895

4. AMANDA KNEPP

B. 1847

D. 1898

5. SALOMA SCHWING

B. SEPT. 22, 1822

D. FEB. 7, 1900

6. SUSANNA STUTZ

B. JAN. 30, 1820

D. JUN. 11, 1900

7. ENGENEIE SCHWING

B. MAY 1, 1885

D. JUN. 12, 1900

8. CHRIST YODER

B. JUN. 10, 1856

D. SEPT. 28, 1900

9. ABRAHAM P. KNEPP

B. 1846

D. 1905

10. BERTHA EISENBACH

B. OCT. 15, 1867

D. MAR. 15, 1926

11. CHRISTAIN WAGLER

B. OCT. 15, 1867

D. MAR. 15, 1926

12. GERTRUDE WAGLER

B. 1854

D. 1935

13. MATHIAS STEIDINGER

B. MAR. 8, 1855

D. DEC. 7, 1926

ROW 9

1. RUTH KELLER

B. MAR. 12, 1894

D. AUG. 20, 1894

2. LENA HERZOG

B. 1894

D. 1894

3. ELMER WEISSER

B. JUL. 13, 1893

D. NOV. 2, 1894

4. BERTHA SUTTER

B. DEC. 27, 1893

D. FEB. 21, 1895

5. OTTILIA BOLLIER

B. SEPT. 10, 1891

D. SEPT. 21, 1893

6. JOHN WEISSER

B. JUN. 2, 1899

D. DEC. 12, 1899

7. ELMER F. SUTTER

B. 1899

D. 1900

8. ALFRED BAHLER

B. 1897

D. 1900

9. RUDOLF MILLER

 

D. 1902

10. SAMUEL BOLLIGER

B. MAY 22, 1902

D. AUG. 24, 1904

11. FRANKLIN STEIDINGER

B. SEPT. 7, 1904

D. NOV. 4, 1904

12. NATHANAEL HUBER

 

D. NOV. 28, 1904

13. WILLIAM H. ROTH

B. MAY 9, 1927

D. JAN. 3, 1929

14. LAVERNE E. ROTH

B. DEC. 5, 1933

D. JAN. 24, 1934

15. MAURICE DEAN MEISS

B. 1934

D. 1934

16. WANDA MAE HACKER

 

D. 1936

17. WILMA JEAN SCHMIDTGALL

B. OCT. 2, 1929

D. JAN. 9, 1936

18. URSULA BOLLIGER

B. 1843

D. 1927

ROW 10

1. JOSEPH STOLLER

B. 1877

D. 1893

2. SAM STOLLER

B. SEPT. 15, 1873

D. MAR. 24, 1895

3. BARBARA KILGUS

B. 1866

D. 1895

4. LEAH KILGUS

 

D. 1917

5. FRIEDERICH KILGUS

B. 1838

D. 1895

6. GEORGE SCHARLACH

B. DEC. 16, 1826

D. MAY 3, 1898

7. ANDREW WEISSER

B. DEC. 16, 1870

D. MAY 24, 1899

8. JOHN YAECKLE

B. OCT. 24, 1845

D. DEC. 2, 1899

9. GEORGE GEYER

B. MAR. 15, 1835

D. JUN. 13, 1900

10. JACOB RAMSYER

B. 1855

D. 1900

11. CAROLINE KUENZI

B. AUG. 23, 1869

D. FEB. 26, 1905

12. MATHIAS BRUNER

 

D. NOV. 29, 1906

13. KATIE ZIMMERMAN

B. MAR. 26, 1894

D. JAN. 29, 1920

14. JOHN KUENZI

B. AUG. 6, 1864

D. OCT. 2, 1924

15. DALE BROQUARD

B. 1933

D. 1936

16. JOAN MARIE SCHWIND

B. 1928

D. 1937

ROW 11

1. WILLIE WEIGHERT

B. 1895

D. 1896

2. EDWIN KELLER

B. MAY 10, 1895

D. DEC. 27, 1895

3. B. L. KOEHL

 

D. 1896

4. MARTHA WEISSER

B. MAR. 26, 1898

D. SEPT. 2, 1898

5. CLARENCE MILLER

 

D. AUG. 22, 1915

6. LESLIE R. YODER

B. NOV. 30 1913

D. DEC. 1, 1913

7. GEORGE H. SUTTER

 

D. JUN. 3, 1903

8. WILLIE FEHR

 

D. NOV. 13, 1904

9. MARTIN STROMBERGER

 

D. APR. 16, 1906

10. IDA WINONA PATERNOSTER

B. OCT. 10, 1907

(UNREADABLE)

11. WALTER IRWIN BINGHAM

B. JUL. 15, 1909

D. JUN. 10, 1910

12. HERBERT BOLLIGER

B.OCT. 9, 1910

D. DEC. 8, 1910

13. ADOLPH MAIER

B. 1868

D. 1925

14. MINNIE KOEHL

B. 1894

D. 1925

15. LYDIA ZIMMERMAN

B. DEC. 5, 1868

D. SEPT. 18, 1925

16. ANNA KYBURZ

B. DEC. 12, 1843

D. JAN. 16, 1928

ROW 12

1. KAROLINA FEHR

B. OCT. 4, 1872

D. MAY 10, 1901

2. DOROTHY KELLER

B. JUN. 15, 1850

D. OCT. 21, 1901

3. RUDOLF MULLER

B. MAR. 25 ____

D. JAN. _, 1902

4. ANNA M. STEIDINGER

B. 1827

D. 1902

5. EMMA M. RAMSEYER

B. 1882

D. 1902

6. CAROLINE S. HUBER

B. 1857

D. 1902

7. A. A. ADAMS

CO. K 21 ILL. CAV.

CIVIL WAR MARKER

8. KAROLINE MULLER

B. APR. 30, 1868

D. OCT. 3, 1902

9. SALOMON FEHR

B. APR. 30, 1821

D. JAN. 30, 1903

10. ELIZABETH BOLLIGER

B. 1833

D. 1905

11. MARGARET DARINDINGER

B. 1825

D. 1905

12. MARY SHANNON

B. APR. 3, 1848

D. DEC. 11, 1906

13. DORA MAIER

B. 1866

D. 1933

14. PHILIPPINA MAIER

B. 1873

D. 1954

15. GEORGE ZIMMERMAN

B. MAR. 30, 1865

D. JAN. 1, 1947

EAST GRACELAND (GERMAN CHURCH)

THIS CEMETERY WAS STARTED AFTER THE SPLIT IN 1932 BY THE GERMAN CHURCH IN FAIRBURY, AND IS STILL USED BY THAT CHURCH TODAY. IT IS LOCATED JUST OFF TO THE EAST OF THE FAIRBURY CEMETERY, BEHIND A HOUSE, WHICH ONCE WAS OWNED BY THE BENDER FAMILY WHO ATTENDED THE GERMAN CHURCH.

ROW 1

1. JACOB BAER

OCT. 26, 1857

MAY 19, 1933

2. JACOB BOHNING

NOV. 2, 1870

SEPT. 21, 1933

3. PAUL HOFFMAN

MAY 7, 1878

SEPT. 21, 1933

4. ANNA WIEDRICH

MAY 6, 1865

JAN. 24, 1934

5. JACOB KAISER

AUG. 7, 1853

JUL. 13, 1934

6. KARL GSCHWIND

FEB. 17, 1874

AUG. 26, 1936

7. CHRISTIAN DEUSCH

MAY 3, 1859

JAN. 17, 1937

8. KATHERINE DEUSCH

DEC. 28, 1849

SEPT. 3, 1937

9. VIOLA GROSSHANS

MAR. 28, 1905

FEB. 23, 1937

10. SAMUEL SLAGEL

NOV. 30, 1849

NOV. 29, 1937

11. LENA KAISER

JAN. 8, 1874

SEPT. 30, 1938

12. JOSEPH UNSICKER

APR. 14, 1871

DEC. 23, 1938

13. ANNA TEUBEL

JAN. 19, 1867

FEB. 7, 1949

14. LOUISE BLATTER

SEPT. 27, 1864

MAY 24, 1949

15. ANNA TEUBEL

MAR. 31, 1893

NOV. 9, 1949

16. DAVID BEER

AUG. 18, 1869

OCT. 23, 1951

17. MARIE SCHMID

APR. 14, 1879

OCT. 31, 1951

18. JOHN MAURER SR.

FEB. 7, 1862

APR. 2, 1953

19. BARBARA MAURER

MAY 31, 1867

APR. 13, 1953

ROW 2

1. ARTHUR FEHR

FEB. 7, 1923

JUN. 16, 1933

2. ELIZABETH STEIDINGER

MAY 10, 1932

MAY 10, 1932

3. ALLEN & RAY IFFT

OCT. 15, 1932

OCT. 15, 1932

4. ANNA STOCK

FEB. 10, 1943

FEB. 12, 1943

5. CAROLINE M. MEISTER

JUN. 6, 1950

FEB. 12, 1943

6. MARTHA JEAN MUELLER

OCT. 20, 1953

AUG. 1, 1959

7. JAMES ALLEN TEUBEL

JUN. 3, 1963

JUN. 3, 1963

ROW 3

1. MICHAEL PETER

MAY 27, 1858

JAN. 25, 1949

2. KATHERINE YACKLEY

APR. 7, 1876

JUL. 6, 1948

3. PHILIP YOST

FEB. 11, 1861

JUN. 18, 1948

4. CARL BENDER

DEC. 5, 1895

DEC. 27, 1947

5. MARGARITHA IFFT

APR. 12, 1864

APR. 22, 1947

6. ELIZABETH HARTMAN

MAR. 19, 1892

SEPT. 14, 1945

7. EUNICE STEIDINGER

DEC. 2, 1864

AUG. 6, 1945

8. GEORGE IFFT

JUL. 4, 1863

JAN. 12, 1945

9. MARTHA O. IFFT

AUG. 4, 1905

NOV. 30, 1943

10. MAGDALENA YOST

APR. 29, 1863

OCT. 30, 1943

11. JOHN FEHR

JUN. 24, 1868

MAY 3, 1942

12. SAMUEL BITTNER

NOV. 26, 1894

OCT. 20, 1939

13. WARREN STEIDINGER

JUL. 15, 1937

FEB. 1, 1950

14. MICHAEL MEISTER

NOV. 24, 1873

JUL. 3, 1950

15. GLENN BAHLER

MAR. 9, 1935

SEPT. 9, 1950

16. DANNY J. FEHR

AUG. 28, 1945

AUG. 4, 1952

17. CHARLES KNAPP

DEC. 25, 1872

MAY 24, 1953

18. HELEN SCHAFFER

MAY 15, 1864

JUN. 9, 1953

19. EMIL HOERR

JUN. 17, 1871

FEB. 12, 1954

20. MAE FARNEY

FEB. 11, 1894

FEB. 11, 1955

21. GOTTFRIED SCHROCK

DEC. 14, 1902

DEC. 24, 1982

ROW 4

1. LOUIS BITTNER

JUN. 20, 1898

SEPT. 9, 1970

2. CHRISTINA LANZ

JAN. 31, 1907

DEC. 8, 1969

3. CHRISTINA MEISTER

JUL. 30, 1878

JUL. 15, 1967

4. MATTIE FEHR

FEB. 12, 1878

NOV. 6. 1966

5. SALOME KNAPP

MAR. 19, 1874

FEB. 11, 1965

6. FRIEDA BITTNER

AUG. 8, 1902

NOV. 25, 1964

7. MINNIE STEIDINGER

OCT. 13, 1886

OCT. 6, 1964

8. SOPHIA BOLLIGER

JUL. 1, 1875

JUL. 8, 1964

9. HENRY BECKLEY

JUL. 27, 1869

MAY 20, 1964

10. ELISE KAEB

OCT. 19, 1880

OCT. 19 1961

11. JULIA FEHR

JUN. 17, 1871

OCT. 29, 1959

12. MARHTA SLAGEL

NOV. 21, 1884

FEB. 7, 1959

13. MARY J. GROSSHANS

JAN. 26, 1937

AUG. 22, 1958

14. OTTO LANZ

AUG. 25, 1898

NOV. 18, 1957

15. ELIZABETH WIEDRICH

FEB. 15, 1876

SEPT. 15, 1957

16. MARTIN STEIDINGER

AUG. 17, 1863

MAY 25, 1957

17. FRIEDERICKA BECKLEY

APR. 27, 1870

DEC. 27, 1956

18. JOHN BOLLIGER

SEPT. 29, 1872

SEPT. 14, 1956

THE FAIRBURY MINISTERS OBIT.

 

1. JACOB BAER

 

FAIRBURY BLADE

MAY 19, 1933

JACOB BAER

JACOB BAER, A WELL KNOWN RESIDENT OF THIS CITY FOR MANY YEARS, LIVING AT 606 E. ELM STREET, PASSED AWAY THIS MORNING ABOUT 5 O'CLOCK

FAIRBURY BLADE

MAY 26 1933

JACOB BAER

THE FUNERAL SERVICES OF JACOB BAER WHO PASSED AWAY LAST FRIDAY MORNING AT HIS HOME, 606 EAST ELM STREET, WERE HELD AT THE HOME SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND INTERMENT WAS MADE AT GRACELAND. MR. BAER HAD BEEN ILL AND CONFINED TO HIS BED FOR THE PAST ELEVEN WEEKS.

JACOB BAER WAS BORN IN ZUZENHAUZEN GERMANY, OCTOBER 26 1857. HE WAS MARRIED TO MAGDALENE HUNSINGER IN 1884, AND CAME TO THE UNITED STATES IN SEPTEMBER 1912, LOCATING FIRST AT MORTON. A YEAR LATER THE FAMILY MOVED TO A FARM NORTH OF CROPSEY, WHERE THEY LIVED UNTIL REMOVING TO THE PRESENT HOME IN FAIRBURY NINE YEARS AGO.

THERE ARE SURVIVING NINE CHILDREN: EMIL, PEORIA; CHRIS AND FRED, MORTON; MRS. JOHN KAEB, RANKIN; JACOB AND MRS. CARL WIDMER, CROPSEY; MRS. CARL ABERLE, STRAWN; ANNA AND MARIE, AT HOME.

 

2. EMIL BAHLER

 

FAIRBURY BLADE

 

DEC. 3, 1959

EMIL BAHLER, 67, BURIED TUESDAY

SERVICES WERE HELD AT THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH, TUESDAY AT 10 A. M. FOR THE REV. EMIL BAHLER, 67, WHO DIED AT HIS HOME AT 9:20 P. M. SATURDAY. HE HAD BEEN ILL FOR THREE YEARS.

SERVICES WERE HELD AT THE BAHLER HOME SOUTH OF FAIRBURY AT 9:30 A. M. TUESDAY. BURIAL WAS IN THE SOUTH APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CEMETERY.

HE WAS BORN DEC. 24, 1891, AT FAIRBURY, A SON OF JACOB AND NINA KELLER BAHLER. HE MARRIED IDA STEFFEN AT FAIRBURY, FEB. 8, 1920.

THEY MOVED TO A FARM IN BELLE PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP, WHERE THEY MADE THEIR HOME FOR 39 YEARS.

SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE, THREE SONS, MARVIN AND RALPH, FAIRBURY; ARTHUR, FORT LEONARD WOOD, MO.; TWO DAUGHTERS, MRS. HELEN FRYE, CROPSEY; MRS. VERLA DAVIS, STRAWN; EIGHT GRANDCHILDREN; THREE BROTHERS, HERMAN, FAIRBURY; ERWIN, REMINGTON, IND.; JACOB, WOLCOTT, IND.; SEVEN SISTERS, MRS. MARIE SCHIELER, REMINGTON, IND.; MRS. WALTER STEFFEN, FAIRBURY; MRS. OBID GERBER, MISS TILLIE BAHLER, DECATUR, IND.; MRS. BEN STEFFEN, CROPSEY; MRS. PHILIP GETZ, WOLCOTT, IND.; AND MRS. HENRY KILGUS, FORREST.

A BROTHER AND A SISTER PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH.

HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH, AND ONE OF THE MINISTERS.

 

3. HERBERT BINGHAM

 

NO OBITUARY

 

4. ELDER JOSHUA BROQUARD

 

FAIRBURY BLADE

APRIL 5, 1989

J. J. BROQUARD, 89, CHURCH MINISTER FOR 47 YEARS

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JOSHUA J. BROQUARD, 89, WHO SERVED 47 YEARS AS A MINISTER OF THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN FAIRBURY, WERE HELD THERE TUESDAY MORNING, FOLLOWED BY INTERMENT AT GRACELAND CEMETERY.

PALLBEARERS WERE CHRIS KHAIL, MARK FEUCHT, TROY COTTRELL AND GREG, ROB AND DAVE BROQUARD.

VISITATION WAS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING AT THE DUFFY-PILS MEMORIAL HOME IN FAIRBURY AND FOR AN HOUR TUESDAY AT THE CHURCH PRIOR TO THE SERVICE, AT WHICH MINISTERS OF THE CHURCH OFFICIATED.

MR. BROQUARD DIED AT 12:30 A.M., SUNDAY, APRIL 2 1989 AT FAIRVIEW HAVEN NURSING HOME WHERE HE HAD RECENTLY RESIDED AND TO WHICH MEMORIALS MAY BE LEFT.

HE SERVED AS A MINISTER OF THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH FROM 1937 UNTIL RETIRING IN 1984, AND WAS AN ELDER OF THE CHURCH FROM 1946 UNTIL THAT RETIREMENT.

MR. BROQUARD AND HIS LATE WIFE FARMED EAST OF FAIRBURY WHERE THEY RAISED A FAMILY OF SIX CHILDREN DURING A TIME THAT INCLUDED THE HARD YEARS OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION. THEY RETIRED AND MOVED TO TOWN MORE THAN 25 YEARS AGO.

HE WAS BORN JULY 14 1899, IN FORREST, THE SON OF JOSEPH AND ANNA ZEHR BROQUARD. HE MARRIED MARIE M. SCHMIDT ON FEB. 28 1925, IN FAIRBURY. SHE DIED JULY 8 1983.

SURVIVORS INCLUDED FOUR SONS, EARL AND RALPH, BOTH OF WATSEKA; AND KENNETH AND DEAN, BOTH OF FAIRBURY; TWO DAUGHTERS, MARGARET FEUCHT, PRINCEVILLE AND DORIS COTTRELL, CHENOA; THREE BROTHERS, GEORGE AND JOE BROQUARD, BOTH OF FAIRBURY AND BEN BROQUARD EAST PEORIA; FIVE SISTERS, PEREDA MOSER, KATHRYN BROQUARD AND LEONA BROQUARD, ALL OF FAIRBURY, ELLA KUERTH, GRIDLEY, AND ESTHER HERRMANN, PRINCEVILLE; 15 GRANDCHILDREN AND EIGHT GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.

ONE SISTER AND ONE GRANDSON PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH.

 

5. GEORGE IFFT SR.

 

FAIRBURY BLADE

JAN 19, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR GEO. IFFT HELD SUNDAY

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR GEORGE IFFT WERE HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON FROM THE CHRISTIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH AND INTERMENT WAS IN THE CHURCH CEMETERY. MR. IFFT PASSED AWAY LAST FRIDAY MORNING AT SEVEN O'CLOCK AT THE HOME OF MR. AND MRS. ELI STEIDINGER FOLLOWING A SEVERAL WEEKS ILLNESS. HE WAS AGED 81 YEARS; SIX MONTHS AND EIGHT DAYS.

MR. IFFT WAS BORN IN WALROTH, HESSEN GERMANY, JULY 4 1863. WHEN 18 YEARS OF AGE HE CAME TO AMERICA, AND ON APRIL 21 1884, HE WAS UNITED ON MARRIAGE TO SUSANNAH MILLER, OF CONGERVILLE. TO THEM WERE BORN MRS. MINNIE STEIDINGER, MARGARET, WILLIAM, OF STRAWN; JOHN, OF PEORIA; SAM, OF CROPSEY; MRS. SUSIE SCHLICK, OF ELGIN. MRS. IFFT PASSED AWAY DECEMBER 24 1893, AND IN APRIL 1895, HE WAS MARRIED TO SALOME SCHLIPF, OF PEORIA. SHE PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH IN SEPTEMBER 1897. ON NOVEMBER 25 1898, HE WAS MARRIED TO MARGARET HARI, OF FORREST. SHE SURVIVES TOGETHER WITH THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN BORN TO THIS UNION: MRS. SALOME FEHR, OF ROANOKE; MRS. BERTHA STEIDINGER, OF FORREST; FRED AND GEORGE, OF FAIRBURY; PAUL, OF FORREST; MRS. EDNA MUELLER, OF STRAWN. THERE ARE 48 GRANDCHILDREN.

MR. IFFT WAS A FARMER, WHICH OCCUPATION HE FOLLOWED FOR MANY YEARS, SOUTHEAST OF THIS CITY. HE RETIRED ABOUT 15 YEARS AGO. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE CHRISTIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH.

 

6. NICHOLAS KELLER

 

FAIRBURY BLADE

AUG. 16, 1890

DIED.

NICHOLAS KELLER, WHOSE SERIOUS ILLNESS WAS MENTIONED IN THESE COLUMNS LAST WEEK, DIED SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT TUESDAY. THE ATTENDING PHYSICIANS GAVE THE FRIENDS BUT LITTLE HOPE OF RECOVERY FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE FATAL ATTACK, AND HE GRADUALLY GREW WEAKER, UNTIL HE SANK TO THE SLEEP THAT KNOWS NO WAKING, SURROUNDED BY HIS SORROWING FAMILY.

MR. KELLER WAS A MEMBER OF THE GERMAN APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH, AND ONE OF ITS MINISTERS AND HIS NAME IS FAMILIAR TO EVERY MEMBER OF THAT DENOMINATION IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS. HE HAD A WIDE PERSONAL ACQUAINTANCE IN THIS VICINITY. HIS STERLING CHARACTER AND STRICT BUSINESS INTEGRITY ENDEARED HIM TO ALL WHO KNEW HIM. HIS DEATH IS DEEPLY DEPLORED.

THE FUNERAL WHICH TOOK PLACE FROM THE APOSTOLIC CHURCH, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, AT 1 O'CLOCK, WAS VERY LARGELY ATTENDED, MANY FRIENDS OF THE DECEASED COMING FROM A DISTANCE TO PAY THEIR LAST TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF A GOOD MAN. THE CLERKS AT WALTON BROS. STORE, WHERE MR. KELLER HAD HELD A POSITIONS FOR SOME TIME, ATTENDED THE FUNERAL IN A BODY, AS A MARK OF RESPECT TO THEIR LATE FELLOW CLERK.

NICHOLAS KELLER WAS BORN IN CANTON ST. GALL, SWITZERLAND, NOV. 20 1831, AND WAS, THEREFORE, 59 YEARS, 8 MONTHS AND 28 DAYS OF AGE AT HIS DEATH. AT THE AGE OF 19 HE GRADUATED FROM A SEMINARY, AND ENTERED UPON THE PROFESSION OF A SCHOOL TEACHER, WHICH HE FOLLOWED FOUR YEARS. HE EMIGRATED TO AMERICA IN 1856, MAKING THE TRIP ON A SAIL BOAT IN 37 DAYS, AND LOCATED IN WEST VIRGINIA, WHERE HE WORKED AS A FARM HAND WITH SLAVES. IN 1857 HE REMOVED TO MONROE COUNTY, OHIO, AND WAS MARRIED TO MARIA SEGGESSEMANN, THE WIFE WHO SURVIVES HIM. TO THEM WERE BORN A SON AND A DAUGHTER BOTH OF WHOM, NOW MARRIED, ALSO SURVIVE HIM. IN 1863, MR. KELLER MOVED TO ILLINOIS AND LOCATED IN WOODFORD COUNTY, ENGAGING IN FARMING, REMOVING THENCE IN 1869, TO LIVINGSTON COUNTY, SETTLING WITHIN A MILE OF WHERE THE VILLAGE OF WING NOW IS. AFTER A SEVERE ILLNESS IN 1874 HE CAME TO FAIRBURY AND ENGAGED IN THE SASH AND BLIND MANUFACTURING BUSINESS WITH J. VON TOBEL AND J. KELLER UNDER THE FIRM NAME OF THE GERMANIA MANUFACTURING CO., WHICH BUSINESS HE FOLLOWED FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS. SINCE THEN HE HAD BEEN ENGAGED DIFFERENT LINES OF MERCANTILE BUSINESS,-- BOOTS & SHOES, GROCERIES, ETC. IN 1876, MR. KELLER IN COMPANY WITH HIS TWIN BROTHER VISITED HIS OLD HOUSE IN SWITZERLAND. THE TWO BORE SUCH A STRIKING RESEMBLANCE TO EACH OTHER THAT THE ONE WAS FREQUENTLY TAKEN FOR THE OTHER. AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH MR. KELLER WAS CONTEMPLATING TAKING UP HIS PERMANENT RESIDENCE ON HIS FARM, AS HE WAS TIRING OF BUSINESS LIFE. OWNING TO HIS LIBERALITY AND GREAT CONFIDENCE IN HIS FELLOW MEN, HIS BUSINESS VENTURES PROVED UNSUCCESSFUL, AND TO RETRIEVE A PORTION OF HIS LOSSES HE ENGAGED IN CLERKING, BEING PHYSICALLY UNFIT FOR THE LABOR OF FARM LIFE. HE JOINED THE APOSTOLIC CHURCH IN 1840 AND WAS A CONSISTENT MEMBER OF THE SAME TO THE HOUR OF HIS DEATH.

 

7. EDMUND KLOTER

 

FAIRBURY BLADE

NOV. 17, 1993

EDMUND KLOTER

EDMUND KLOTER, 73, FORMER MINISTER AT A FAIRBURY CHURCH, DIED AT 2:15 P.M. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1993, AT THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN HOME, EUREKA, WHERE HE WAS A RESIDENT FOR THREE YEARS.

HIS FUNERAL WAS AT 10 A.M. TUESDAY AT GOODFIELD APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH. CHURCH MINISTERS OFFICIATED.

BURIAL WAS IN GOODFIELD-CONGERVILLE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CEMETERY.

VISITATION WAS MONEY AT KNAPP-JOHNSON FUNERAL HOME, MORTON.

MR. KLOTER WAS BORN SEPT. 6, 1920, IN ROCKVILLE, CONN., A SON OF HENRY AND LIZZIE BECKLEY KLOTER. HE MARRIED LORENE HUBER MAY 11, 1947, IN FAIRBURY. SHE SURVIVES.

OTHER SURVIVORS INCLUDE THREE SONS, BARRY, EUREKA; DARRYL, ORLANDO, FLA.; AND KENT, GODDFIELD; TWO BROTHERS, EMMANUEL, ELLINGTON, CONN.; AND WILBUR, COVENTRY, CONN.; TWO SISTERS, LAVINA KLOTER AND HELEN HEINTZ, BOTH OF ELLINGTON, CONN.; AND 10 GRANDCHILDREN.

AN INFANT SON, AN INFANT DAUGHTER AND A SISTER PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH.

MR. KLOTER WAS A WORLD WAR II ARMY VETERAN. HE OWNED AND OPERATED KLOTER HOUSE OF KITCHENS IN GOODFIELD, RETIRING IN 1984.

HE WAS A MEMBER OF GOODFIELD APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH AND A FORMER MINISTER OF THE FAIRBURY AND GOODFIELD APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCHES.

 

8. WALTER KOEHL

 

FAIRBURY BLADE

MAR. 11, 1976

HOLD WALTER KOEHL RITE ON MARCH 5

WALTER KOEHL, 82, WHO HAD RESIDED AT FAIRVIEW HAVEN SINCE APRIL 1972, DIED AT 12:10 P.M. FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 1976, AT FAIRBURY HOSPITAL.

HIS FUNERAL WAS HELD AT 12:30 P.M. SUNDAY, MARCH 7, AT THE FAIRBURY APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH, WITH MINISTERS OF THE CHURCH OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN GRACELAND CEMETERY, FAIRBURY. DUFFY-PILS MEMORIAL HOME WAS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.

HE WAS BORN JULY 30, 1893, SON OF FRED AND MARY STEFFEN KOEHL. MR. KOEHL WAS A WORLD WAR I VETERAN AND WORKED FOR LANGSTAFF CLINIC FOR MANY YEARS. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE FAIRBURY APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH AND SERVED AS A MINISTER FOR MORE THAN 35 YEARS.

SURVIVING ARE A BROTHER, JOHN, FAIRBURY; A SISTER, MRS. EMMA SCHMIDTGALL, HANCOCK, MINN.; AND SEVERAL NIECES AND NEPHEWS.

HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY FIVE BROTHERS AND THREE SISTERS.

 

9. JOHN MAURER SR.

 

FAIRBURY BLADE

APRIL 9, 1953

JOHN MAURER, 91, DIES, FUNERAL SUNDAY

JOHN MAURER , RESIDENT OF FAIRBURY AND VICINITY SINCE HE WAS A BOY, PASSED AWAY AT THE FAIRBURY HOSPITAL LAST THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT 12:45 O'CLOCK. MR. MAURER, WHO HAD BEEN ILL FOR SEVEN WEEKS, WAS AGED 91 YEARS, ONE MONTH AND 25 DAYS. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT ONE O'CLOCK FROM THE CHRISTIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH AND INTERMENT WAS IN EAST GRACELAND CEMETERY.

MR. MAURER WAS A NATIVE OF THE VICINITY OF MORTON, BEING BORN NEAR THAT CITY FEBRUARY 7 1862, A SON OF JOHN AND MAGDELINA (PETER) MAURER. WHEN JUST A BOY SEVEN YEARS OLD HE CAME WITH HIS PARENTS TO THIS COMMUNITY AND HAD RESIDED IN FAIRBURY AND VICINITY SINCE THAT TIME.

MR. MAURER WAS TWICE MARRIED. HIS FIRST MARRIAGE WAS TO MARY HAAS, WHO PASSED AWAY ON JULY 30 1917. THREE YEARS LATER HE WAS MARRIED BARBARA JACKLE.

SURVIVORS ARE HIS WIFE: THREE SONS, HENRY OF FAIRBURY; MARTIN AND ALPHIA, OF FORREST; A DAUGHTER, MRS. ALEX STOLLER, OF FAIRBURY; 29 GRANDCHILDREN AND 19 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.

 

10. JOHN SCHIELER

 

THE GRIDLEY ADVANCE

SEPT. 8, 1927

JOHN SCHIELER IS CALLED BY DEATH

HIGHLY RESPECTED OF GRIDLEY DIED ON SUNDAY MORNING

INTERMENT ON TUESDAY

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FROM APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH; BURIAL IN GRIDLEY CEMETERY

JOHN SCHIELER PASSED AWAY AT 5:30 O'CLOCK ON SUNDAY MORNING, AT HIS HOME IN THE EAST PART OF GRIDLEY, AFTER A TWO WEEKS' ILLNESS. UNASSUMING IN HIS WAYS, AND A MAN OF STERLING HONESTY, HE WAS HIGHLY RESPECTED BY A LARGE CIRCLE OF FRIENDS. HE WAS ONE OF THE LEADING MEMBERS OF THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH.

MR. SCHIELER WAS BORN IN GERMANY ON AUGUST 7, 1861, COMING TO THE UNITED STATES WHEN A YOUNG MAN. WITH HIS PARENTS, HE SETTLED ON A FARM NEAR FAIRBURY. LATER HE MOVED TO A FARM NEAR REMINGTON, INDIANA. HE RETIRED IN 1914, TAKING UP HIS RESIDENCE IN GRIDLEY.

MR. SCHIELER LEAVES HIS WIFE, ONE SON, JOHN SCHIELER, OF REMINGTON, INDIANA, AND TWO DAUGHTERS, MRS. MARY SCHAMBAS, OF ELGIN, AND MRS. LENA HUBER, OF REMINGTON, INDIANA. THERE ARE TWENTY-ONE GRANDCHILDREN. THREE BROTHERS SURVIVE, JACOB SCHIELER, OF PONTIAC; WILLIAM SCHIELER, OF FAIRBURY, AND ANDREW SCHIELER, OF MISSOURI.

FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH AT TEN O'CLOCK ON TUESDAY MORNING, REV. MARTIN STEIDINGER, OF FAIRBURY, PREACHING IN THE GERMAN LANGUAGE, AND REV. ELI WINZELER, OF TREMONT, DELIVERING A SERMON IN ENGLISH. REV. MICHAEL MANGOLD, OF ROANOKE, AND REV. ROBERT BAHLER, OF REMINGTON, INDIANA, ASSISTED IN THE SERVICES. INTERMENT WAS MADE IN THE GRIDLEY CEMETERY. THE FOLLOWING GENTLEMEN ACTED AS PALLBEARERS: LUKAS KIEFER, JOEL BOLLER, PAUL HANY, PETER MEISS, SAMUEL KUERTH AND DIEBOLD KIEFER.

SUCH A LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE CAME TO ATTEND THE SERVICES THAT FULLY TWO HUNDRED WERE UNABLE TO GET INSIDE THE CHURCH. THERE WERE CARS FROM MANY TOWNS IN ILLINOIS AND INDIANA.

 

11. SAMUEL SLAGEL

 

FAIRBURY BLADE

DEC. 3, 1937

FUNERAL SERVICES OF SAMUEL SLAGEL HELD YESTERDAY

PASSED AWAY MONDAY EVENING AT 6 O'CLOCK AT HIS HOME ON EAST WALNUT STREET.

SAMUEL SLAGEL, PROMINENT FARMER OF THIS COMMUNITY FOR MANY YEARS, PASSED AWAY MONDAY EVENING AT SIX O'CLOCK AT HIS HOME AT 407 EAST WALNUT STREET, DEATH BEING DUE TO THE INFIRMITIES OF ADVANCED AGE.

HE WAS BORN NOVEMBER 30 1849, IN WISCONSIN AND GREW TO YOUNG MANHOOD THERE. IN THE EARLY SEVENTIES HE CAME TO THIS COMMUNITY, AND ON NOVEMBER 28 1875, IN THIS CITY HE WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE TO MISS MARY DEMLER.

MR. SLAGEL WAS ENGAGED IN FARMING MOST OF HIS LIFE AND RESIDED ON HIS FARM, ABOUT FIVE MILES SOUTHEAST OF THIS CITY, FOR MANY YEARS.

RETIRING FROM THE FARM IN 1908, HE AND MRS. SLAGEL MOVED TO THE HOME IN THIS CITY WHERE HE HAD SINCE RESIDED.

HE LEAVES SURVIVING ONE DAUGHTER, MRS. PAUL HOFFMAN, AND ONE SON, DANIEL, BOTH RESIDENTS OF THIS COMMUNITY. ONE SON, SAMUEL, DIED AT THE AGE OF FOUR YEARS, AND ANOTHER SON, JOSEPH, PASSED AWAY A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO IN NEW MEXICO. SURVIVING ALSO ARE TWO SISTERS, MRS. SOPHIA RAPP, OF EVANSTON, AND MRS. ALBERT REIMAN, OF OAKVILLE IOWA. MRS. SLAGEL DIED ABOUT TEN YEARS AGO.

FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD YESTERDAY AFTERNOON AT ONE O'CLOCK AT THE CHRISTIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH ON EAST ELM STREET, OF WHICH HE WAS A MEMBER. INTERMENT WAS IN GRACELAND CEMETERY.

OUT-OF-TOWN RELATIVES WHO WERE HERE YESTERDAY TO ATTEND THE FUNERAL INCLUDE: MR. AND MRS. AL HIMELICH, OF FRANCESVILLE IND.; MR. AND MRS. ERNEST MUELLER AND J. D. SWING, OF LA CROSSE IND.; JOE SWING, OF HOOPSTON; MRS. SAM GETZ, OF TREMONT; MRS. LENA SCHAAB, OF NORMAL, AND FRIENDS FROM CISSNA PARK, REMINGTON IND., PEORIA, MORTON, ELGIN, TREMONT AND SABETHA KAN.

 

12. ELDER JOHN GEORG STEIDINGER

 

FAIRBURY BLADE

APRIL 13, 1906

JOHN G. STEIDINGER

JOHN GEORGE STEIDINGER WAS BORN AT BADEN GERMANY, APRIL 3 1825 AND DIED AT HIS HOME IN THIS CITY, MONDAY MORNING AT THREE O'CLOCK, AGED 81 YEARS, SIX DAYS. HE GREW TO MANHOOD IN HIS NATIVE HOME, COMING TO AMERICA IN 1875, COMING DIRECT TO THIS CITY. ABOUT A MONTH AFTER ARRIVING HERE MR. STEIDINGER PURCHASED THE HOME FARM IN AVOCA TOWNSHIP, WHERE HE RESIDED UNTIL THE DEATH OF HIS WIFE.

HE WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE TO MISS ANNA MARY YACKLEY IN 1844, AT BADEN GERMANY, AND TRAVELED LIFE'S PATHWAY TOGETHER UNTIL APRIL 27 1902, WHEN MRS. STEIDINGER PASSED TO HER REST. SIXTEEN CHILDREN WERE BORN TO THEM, EIGHT OF WHOM ARE LIVING, JOHN, JOHN G., MRS. SALLIE BITTNER, ANDREW, MRS. MARY RAMSEYER, MARTIN, ALEX, ANNA L., AND BARTEL. ALL THE CHILDREN RESIDE IN THIS VICINITY.

MR. STEIDINGER WAS A MINISTER OF THE GERMAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH IN GERMANY AND WAS ONE OF THE FIRST MINISTERS OF THAT CHURCH IN THIS CITY. HE WAS A TRUE CHRISTIAN AND A CITIZEN, WHO HELD THE RESPECT AND ESTEEM OF ALL WHO KNEW HIM.

THE FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT THE GERMAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH TUESDAY AFTERNOON, REVS. GOTTLIEB HOHULING, OF MACANAW, AND M. MONGOLD, OF ROANOKE, OFFICIATING. A LARGE NUMBER OF FRIENDS FROM NEIGHBORING TOWNS, AS WELL AS NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS IN THIS CITY WERE PRESENT. THE REMAINS WERE LAID TO REST IN THE FAIRBURY CEMETERY.

 

13. ELDER MARTIN STEIDINGER

 

FAIRBURY BLADE

MAY 30, 1957

HOLD SERVICES FOR MARTIN STEIDINGER, 93

MARTIN STEIDINGER, 93, DIED SATURDAY AT 1:10 P. M. AT HIS HOME ON EAST ELM STREET, FOLLOWING A LONG ILLNESS. HE WAS PASTOR OF THE FAIRBURY CHRISTIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH 60 YEARS.

FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT 1 P. M. MONDAY AT THE HOME AND AT THE CHRISTIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH AT 1:30 P. M. BURIAL WAS IN EAST GRACELAND CEMETERY.

HE WAS BORN IN BADEN, GERMANY, AUG. 17, 1863, A SON OF JOHN G. AND MARY YACKLEY STEIDINGER. HE CAME TO THIS COUNTRY AT THE AGE OF 12. HE FARMED NEAR FAIRBURY AND MOVED INTO TOWN 28 YEARS AGO. HE MARRIED EUNICE WEYENETH AT ROANOKE, JULY 1, 1888.

SURVIVING ARE FOUR SONS, ELIAS, JOSEPH, BENJAMIN AND URBAN, FAIRBURY; FOUR DAUGHTERS, MRS. HERMAN BAHLER, FAIRBURY; MISS SALOME AND MISS EUNICE STEIDINGER, AT HOME; MRS. WILL EDELMAN, BERN, KANSAS; 39 GRANDCHILDREN AND 10 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS WIFE.

 

14. ALEXANDER STOLLER

 

FAIRBURY BLADE

MAY 25, 1967

FUNERAL RITES WEDNESDAY FOR ALEX STOLLER

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ALEXANDER STOLLER, 81, WERE HELD WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 1967, AT THE APOSTOLIC CHURCH, HE DIED SUNDAY AT THE FAIRBURY HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS A PATIENT FOR SIX WEEKS FOLLOWING A 17 DAY HOSPITALIZATION AT CARLE CLINIC IN URBANA. JOSHUA BROQUARD OFFICIATED AT THE SERVICES AND BURIAL WAS IN THE NORTH APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CEMETERY.

VISITATION WAS HELD ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY AT THE STIVER HOME FOR FUNERALS AND HE WAS TAKEN TO THE CHURCH AT 9 A.M. WEDNESDAY MORNING. PALLBEARERS WERE THE STOLLER NEPHEWS.

HE WAS BORN FEB. 10, 1886, IN PLEASANT RIDGE TOWNSHIP, A SON OF GILGIAN AND ELIZABETH MEYER STOLLER. HE MARRIED MARIA MAURER IN PONTIAC MARCH 19, 1910. THEY LIVED ON A FARM NEAR FORREST UNTIL 1946 WHEN THEY RETIRED AND MOVED TO FAIRBURY. MRS. STOLLER DIED MAY 10, 1967.

SURVIVING ARE A DAUGHTER, EDNA, AT HOME; ONE SISTER, MRS. MARY STREIB, FAIRBURY; TWO BROTHERS ISAAC OF EUREKA AND EDWARD OF SPOKANE, WASH. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY TWO DAUGHTERS, TWO BROTHERS AND ONE SISTER. HE WAS A MEMBER AND A RETIRED MINISTER OF THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH.

 

15. JACOB VON TOBEL

 

FAIRBURY BLADE

MARCH 2, 1933

JACOB VON TOBEL

JACOB VON TOBEL HAS GONE TO REST. HE PASSED AWAY AT HIS HOME IN THIS CITY YESTERDAY MORNING, MARCH 2ND 1933, AT 5:20 O'CLOCK AT THE AGE OF 93 YEARS, 11 MONTHS AND 7 DAYS. HIS DEATH CAME AFTER AN ILLNESS OF ABOUT TWO AND A HALF MONTHS DURATION.

MR. VON TOBEL WAS BORN MARCH 26 1839, IN MEILEN CANTON, ZURICH SWITZERLAND. HE RECEIVED HIS EARLY EDUCATION IN HIS NATIVE LAND, AND IT WAS THERE THAT HE TOOK UP THE TRADE OF CABINET MAKER. IN 1868, LURED PERHAPS BY THE LETTERS HIS FRIENDS SENT HIM ABOUT THE LAND BEYOND THE STORMFUL ATLANTIC, HE DECIDED TO MIGRATE TO AMERICA. THIS WAS ABOUT THE TIME THAT AMERICA WAS UNDERGOING MANY CHANGES DURING THE PERIOD OF RECONSTRUCTION FOLLOWING THE CIVIL WAR. THIS AMBITION-FIRED YOUNG CABINET MAKER, HOWEVER, SAW IN THIS LAND ONLY OPPORTUNITY, AS IT HAD NEVER BEEN OFFERED TO HIM BEFORE.

UPON HIS ARRIVAL IN AMERICA HE CAME DIRECTLY TO FAIRBURY. HERE HE FOLLOWED THE TRADE OF CABINET MAKER FOR A TIME AND AFTER A FEW YEARS ENGAGED IN BUSINESS FOR HIMSELF. AFTER A TIME HE BROADENED HIS BUSINESS TO INCLUDE BUILDING OPERATIONS, AND ONE OF HIS FIRST UNDERTAKINGS WAS THE REMODELING OF THE OLD MITCHELL HOUSE, WHICH LATER CAME TO BE KNOWN AS THE FAIRBURY HOUSE.

EVER PROGRESSIVE IN SPIRIT MR. VON TOBEL BECAME A LEADER IN BUSINESS ACTIVITY IN THIS COMMUNITY. HIS NEXT MOVE WAS HIS ENTRANCE INTO THE LUMBER AND BUILDING MATERIAL BUSINESS IN THIS CITY. HIS FIRST YARD WAS LOCATED ON WHAT IS NOW KNOWN AS CENTRAL PARK. IT TOOK IN THIS ENTIRE SPACE BEFORE ITS EXPANSION WAS COMPLETE. IN 1900 HE WAS READY TO RETIRE. HIS SON-IN-LAW, J. N. BACH, CARRIED ON THE BUSINESS WHICH HE LEFT, AND THE BUSINESS HE FOUNDED IS STILL IN EXISTENCE TODAY.

ON MARCH 19 1871, MR. VON TOBEL WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE TO MISS CATHERINE KELLER, A GIRL FROM HIS NATIVE LAND. MR. AND MRS. VON TOBEL WERE THE PARENTS OF TWELVE CHILDREN, FOUR OF WHOM SURVIVE. HE ALSO LEAVES A SISTER, SUSAN VON TOBEL, WHO HAS MADE HER HOME WITH HIM FOR MANY YEARS; TWENTY-ONE GRANDCHILDREN AND NINE GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.

MR. VON TOBEL SO LIVED HIS LIFE THAT ANYONE MIGHT WELL PROFIT BY HIS EXAMPLE. FAIR IN HIS BUSINESS DEALINGS, KIND TO HIS FAMILY, LOYAL TO HIS FRIENDS AND TRUE TO HIS FAITH, HE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED AS A MAN AMONG MEN.

HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH AND ONE OF ITS MOST FAITHFUL MEMBERS AND FOLLOWERS. FOR MANY YEARS, UNTIL HIS INCREASING YEARS WOULD NO LONGER PERMIT HIM TO OFFICIATE, HE WAS A PREACHER IN THE LOCAL CHURCH. UNDER HIS GUIDANCE THE CHURCH GREW TO BE ONE OF THE STRONGEST BODIES IN THIS COMMUNITY.

HIS FRIENDS HAVE ALWAYS ENJOYED PASSING HIS WAY AND IN THESE LATER YEARS IT WAS A REAL SATISFACTION TO HEAR HIS ASSURANCE OF THE FUTURE WHEN THEY PAUSED TO PASS THE TIME OF DAY WITH HIM. ALWAYS HIS ANSWER WAS THE SAME TO THE QUESTION OF "GOOD MORNING. MR. VON TOBEL, HOW ARE YOU?"

"WELL, THANK YOU. BUT I AM AN OLD MAN NOW, AND I HAVE LIVED A LONG LIFE AND I AM READY TO GO."

FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD FROM THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH SUNDAY, WITH BURIAL AT GRACELAND CEMETERY.

 

16. CHRISTIAN WAGLER

 

FAIRBURY BLADE

MARCH 15, 1926

CHRISTIAN WAGLER

CHRISTIAN WAGLER, ONE OF THE WELL KNOWN RESIDENTS OF THIS CITY, PASSED AWAY ON MONDAY, MARCH 15 1926, AT THE AGE OF 79 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS, AFTER AN ILLNESS OF TEN DAYS.

DECEASED WAS BORN IN ALSACE LORRAINE FRANCE, ON SEPTEMBER 15 1846, AND CAME TO THE UNITED STATES AT THE AGE OF NINE YEARS WITH HIS PARENTS, WHO SETTLED IN PULASKI IOWA. HE WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE TO MISS MAGDALENA SLAGLE AT PULASKI IOWA, IN 1870, AND THEY MOVED TO BURLINGTON KANSAS, WHERE SHE DIED IN 1898. MR. WAGLER MOVED TO ILLINOIS IN 1900, SETTLING IN FAIRBURY, AND IN 1902 WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE TO MISS GERTRUDE YEAGLEY, WHO SURVIVES HIM. THEY LATER MOVED TO PULASKI IOWA, AND SOME YEARS AGO MOVED BACK TO THIS CITY, WHICH HAD SINCE BEEN HIS HOME. SURVIVING ARE THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN: WILLIAM WAGLER, OF MORTON; CHRIS WAGLER, SAM WAGLER AND JOSEPH WAGLER, OF BURLINGTON IOWA; AL WAGLER, OF GRIDLEY KANSAS; MRS. ROSA STORRER, OF MADISON KANSAS; DAN WAGLER, OF KANSAS CITY MO.; EDWARD WAGLER, OF SPIRIT FALLS WIS.; PHILIP WAGLER, OF MUSCATINE IOWA. ONE SISTER, MRS. JOSEPH WAGLER, OF PULASKI IOWA, ALSO SURVIVES TOGETHER WITH 59 GRANDCHILDREN AND 15 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.

MR. WAGLER WAS A MAN HELD IN THE HIGHEST RESPECT BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM. A GOOD NEIGHBOR AND CITIZEN AND A KIND AND DEVOTED FATHER AND HUSBAND, HE WILL BE MISSED BOTH IN THE HOME AND BY HIS MANY FRIENDS. ALTHOUGH TOTALLY BLIND FOR SEVERAL YEARS HE BORE HIS AFFLICTION WITH PATIENCE. FOR 59 YEARS MR. WAGLER HAD SERVED AS A MINISTER OF THE CHRISTIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH.

THE FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD YESTERDAY FROM THE CHRISTIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH. INTERMENT WAS IN GRACELAND CEMETERY.

 


This web page was prepared and is maintained by Adam J. Barrone of Fort Wayne, Indiana for the author,
Derrick K. Babbs


Last Modified: 22 April 2002
Apostolic Christian Heritage and Genealogy by Derrick K. Babbs
Genealogy
Home