THE APOSTOLIC HERITAGE

FEBRUARY 2003 / NUMBER 26

BURIED HERE, BUT SERVED ELSEWHERE

ELDER JOSEPH BELLA 1812 - 1902

THE TRAVELING ELDER, BURIED IN SOUTH SIDE CEMETERY

IN THE SUMMER OF 1839 TWO HUNGARIAN JOURNEYMAN JOHN DENKEL AND JOHN KROPACSEK, CAME TO ZURICH, SWITZERLAND AND HEARD THE DOCTRINAL PREACHING OF BROTHER SAMUEL FROEHLICH. THEY ACCEPTED HIS TEACHINGS AND WERE BAPTIZED IN TO THE FAITH. IT WAS THESE TWO THAT CARRIED THIS NEW DOCTRINE TO JOSEPH BELLA.

BROTHER BELLA AFTER BEING IMPRISONED BECAUSE OF HIS NEW FAITH, WAS BOUND HAND TO FOOT. IN 1855 BELLA OBTAINED A PASSPORT AND EMIGRATED FROM HIS NATIVE LAND OF HUNGARY TO AMERICA, WERE HE FOUND SAFE RELIGIOUS REFUGE. BELLA FIRST MADE RESIDENT IN OHIO. WHERE THE APOSTOLIC FAITH HAD BEGUN TO GROW. HE WAS A INSTRUMENTAL LEADER IN THE SANDIS CHURCH, AS WELL AS OTHER CHURCHES IN THE OHIO AREA SUCH AS MANSFIELD AND AKRON. BELLA ALWAYS TRAVELING TO NEW AREAS PREACHING THE DOCTRINE THAT HE HEARD BACK IN HIS NATIVE LAND BY JOHN DENKEL AND JOHN KROPACSEK.

IN THE SUNSET YEARS OF LIFE AT THE AGE OF EIGHTY-NINE, HE WAS TAKEN IN BY THE ELDER OF THE SOUTH SIDE CHURCH, CHRISTIAN GERBER. ITíS BELIEVED THAT BELLA NEVER PREACHED AT THE SOUTH CHURCH, BECAUSE OF HIS NOW FEEBLE BODY AND MIND CAUSED BY A STROKE.

1900 BELLE PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP

49/49 CHRISTIAN GERBER, HEAD, (AGE) 52, (BORN) 1847, OHIO, (JOB) FARMER

BARBARA GERBER, WIFE, (AGE) 53, (BORN) 1847, ILLINOIS

ANNIE GERBER, DAUGHTER, (AGE) 24, (BORN) 1875, ILLINOIS

LYDIA GERBER, DAUGHTER, (AGE) 17, (BORN) 1882, ILLINOIS

KATHERINE GERBER, DAUGHTER, (AGE) 14, (BORN) 1886, ILLINOIS

CHRISTIAN GERBER, SON, (AGE) 12, (BORN) 1888, ILLINOIS

ANDREW RAPP, SERVANT, (AGE) 24, (BORN) 1875, GERMANY

JOSEPH BELLA, BOARDER, (AGE) 88, (BORN) 1812, HUNGARY, (JOB) MINISTER

HIS DEATH CAME IN JANUARY 31, 1902 AT THE GERBER FAMILY HOME. NO OBITUARY, NOR ANY MENTION OF HIS DEATH IN THE LOCAL PAPERS. BUT ONE RECORD HAS SURVIVED, THE FUNERAL HOME RECORD OF FAIRBURY UNDERTAKER JOHN COOK.

(REMAINS) REV. BELLA, (ORDERED) DAN ROTH, (AGE) 90, (DEATH) JAN. 31, 1902,

(BURIAL) FEB. 2, 1902, COFFIN, (PRICE) $18. (GRAVE SITE) OMISH CEMETERY.

ELDER GEORGE M. MANGOLD 1822 - 1894

ZION'S HARP HYMNAL CREATOR, BURIED IN GRACELAND CEMETERY, FAIRBURY.

ON JANUARY 1, 1847, FROEHLICH OPENED A MEETING OF THE BRETHREN FOR ELECTION OF THE FOLLOWING ELDERS: JOHN DIEBOLD, GEORGE MICHAEL MANGOLD, FRIEDRICH PFAFF TO TAKE CARE OF THE RAPIDLY ORGANIZED CONGREGATIONS IN STRASBURG, BISCHWILLLER, REICHSHOFFEN, GUMBRECHTSHOFEN, WERDEN, NIEDERBRONN, MOUTERHOUSE, BAERRENTHAL, ZINSWILLER, RAPPERTSWILLER, KEHL, MULHOUSE, AVRICOURT AND BERANGE. JOHN DIEBOLD, ESPECIALLY, SERVED AS A FAITHFUL PIONEER IN ALSACE FOR 50 YEARS UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 1896.

A YEAR BEFORE FROEHLICH'S DEATH THE MEETING HAD TO BE HELD OUTSIDE STRASBURG SO THAT ON MARCH 31, 1856, BROTHER KLEIN OF OBERBRONN WAS INSTALLED IN GUMPRECHTSHOFEN AS ELDER AND ON APRIL 1, 1856 BROTHER GUNST IN BISCHWILLER.

GEORGE MANGOLD EMIGRATED TO THE U. S. A. AFTER FROEHLICH'S DEATH. IT WAS HIS COMMISSION TO PREPARE THE ZION'S HARP USING THE FORMER CHRISTIAN HARMONICA WHICH INCLUDED 182 HYMNS USED BY THE ASSEMBLIES OF EVANGELICAL BAPTISTS.

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AFTER HIS EMIGRATION TO AMERICA AROUND 1878, HE NO LONGER WAS SERVING AS AN ELDER FOR THE CHURCH. NOT MUCH IS KNOWN ABOUT HIM WHEN HE SERVED AS AN ELDER. HE IS KNOWN MORE FOR HIS LABORS ON THE ZION'S HARP HYMNAL, HE WROTE TWENTY-SIX SONGS FOR THE BOOK.

IT IS UNCERTAIN WHERE HE LIVED WHEN HE ARRIVED IN ILLINOIS. HE MAY HAVE LIVED IN ROANOKE OR GRIDLEY FOR A TIME, BUT MUST HAVE ALSO LIVED IN THE FAIRBURY AREA AT THE END OF HIS LIFE, BECAUSE HE IS BURIED IN THE OLD CHURCH SECTION OF GRACELAND CEMETERY, IN FAIRBURY.

THE MANGOLD FAMILY

GEORGE MICHAEL MANGOLD 1822 - 1894

(WIFE) MAGDELENE (BLANC) MANGOLD 1834 - 1873

(SON) DANIEL MANGOLD 1856 - 1930

(SON) MICHAEL MANGOLD 1859 - 1930

(DAUGHTER) LYDIA (MANGOLD) FELLER 1862 - 1917

(DAUGHTER) MARIE (MANGOLD) YERGLER 1863 - 1936

(DAUGHTER) SALOME MANGOLD 1864 - 1903

(DAUGHTER) CATHERINE (MANGOLD) GRAMM 1866 - 1947

(DAUGHTER) LOUISE (MANGOLD) STOLLER 1870 - 1920

GEORGEíS SON, MICHAEL MANGOLD SERVED AS ELDER FOR THE ROANOKE CHURCH, AND THREE GRANDSONS, MICHAEL MANGOLD SON, DAVID MANGOLD, SERVED AS ROANOKE NEXT ELDER AFTER THE DEATH OF HIS FATHER. EZRA FELLER, SERVED AS ELDER FOR THE CISSNA PARK CHURCH AND GEORGE GRAMM, SERVED AS ELDER FOR THE GRIDLEY, ILLINOIS CHURCH.

ELDER MICHAEL MANGOLD 1859 - 1930

FRIENDS MOURN DEATH OF REV. M. MANGOLD

REV. MICHEAL MANGOLD, PASTOR OF THE ROANOKE TOWNSHIP CHRISTIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH FOR ALMOST A HALF CENTURY, PASSED AWAY AT THE FAMILY HOME AT ROANOKE ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON ABOUT 5 O'CLOCK. THE END CAME AFTER AN ILLNESS OF ONLY FOUR DAYS, THE ATTENDING PHYSICIAN STATING THAT HIS AILMENT WAS DOUBLE PNEUMONIA.

REV. MANGOLD ATTENDED THE MRS. MINGER FUNERAL, BUT DID NOT OFFICIATE, SAYING THAT HE FELT SOME CHILLED. THE FOLLOWING DAY HE TOOK TO HIS BED AND NEVER AROSE. HE HAD RECENTLY MADE SEVERAL EXTENDED TRIPS ON BUSINESS, GOING TO FRANCESVILLE, IND., AND TO QUINCY. IT IS BELIEVED THAT HE BECAME EXPOSED TO THE ELEMENTS WHICH DEVELOPED THE DISEASE.

IN THE PASSING OF REV. MANGOLD ROANOKE LOSES A CITIZEN OF HIGH ESTEEM, THE CHURCH AND ITS CONGREGATION ITS LEADER, THE COMMUNITY A PERSONAL FRIEND AND BENEFACTOR AND THE CHURCH BOARD OF OFFICIALS A COUNSELOR AND A MAN OF BROAD INTELLIGENCE. HIS PLACE IN LIFE IS HARD TO SUPPLY.

REV. MANGOLD WAS THE SON OF MR. AND MRS. (MAGDALINE BLANC) GEORGE MICHAEL MANGOLD, AND WAS BORN IN ALSACE LORAINE, FRANCE, APRIL 6, 1859. HE EMIGRATED TO THE UNITED STATES AT THE AGE OF 19 YEARS, IN 1878, AND LOCATED AT GRIDLEY, ILL. HE WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE IN 1883 TO MISS LYDIA HARTMAN, WHO SURVIVES WITH THREE SONS, EZRA, JOHN AND DAVID. JOSEPH, THE ELDEST SON, DIED JUST TWO YEARS AGO. MR. MANGOLD'S LAST SURVIVING BROTHER DIED ABOUT A YEAR AGO. TWO SISTERS SURVIVE, MRS. MARY YERGLER OF CISSNA PARK AND KATHERINE GRAMM OF GRIDLEY.

THE FUNERAL WAS HELD FROM THE FAMILY HOME ON WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 23, AT

9 A.M., AND FROM THE CHURCH AT 10 A.M. BURIAL AT THE CHURCH CEMETERY. OWING TO REV. MANGOLD'S PROMINENCE IN THE CHURCHTHE ATTENDANCE WAS PROBABLY ONE OF THE LARGEST IN THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH, COMING FROM ALL POINTS OF THE COMPASS.

ELDER DAVID MANGOLD 1892 - 1964

SERVICES TUESDAY FOR DAVID MANGOLD

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR THE REV. DAVID MANGOLD, MINISTER OF THE ROANOKE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH WAS AT 9:30 A. M. TUESDAY AT THE VINCENT MEMORIAL HOME, ROANOKE, AND AT 10:30 AT THE EUREKA APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH.

OFFICIATING WAS THE REV. JOHN BAHLER, OF ROCKVILLE, CONN. BURIAL WAS IN THE ROANOKE CHURCH CEMETERY.

MR. MANGOLD DIED FRIDAY AT A FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA., HOSPITAL, WHERE BE HAD BEEN A PATIENT ONLY A FEW HOURS.

HE HAD BEEN A MINISTER OF THE ROANOKE CHURCH SINCE 1928.

HE WAS BORN APRIL 27, 1892, IN ROANOKE TOWNSHIP, A SON OF MICHAEL AND LYDIA HARTMAN MANGOLD. HE MARRIED ANNA MARTIN JAN. 14, 1917, AT ROANOKE.

SURVIVORS ARE HIS WIFE; TWO SONS, MELVIN OF ROANOKE AND CHARLES OF EUREKA; TWO DAUGHTERS, MRS. RUTH SCHERER OF ROANOKE AND ESTHER SAUDER OF EUREKA; A BROTHER, JOHN OF ROANOKE; AND 13 GRANDCHILDREN.

TWO BROTHERS PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH.

ELDER EZRA FELLER 1903 - 1999

EZRA FELLER

VISITATION FOR EZRA J. FELLER, 96, OF FAIRBURY, FORMERLY OF CISSNA PARK, WILL BE FROM

2 - 8 P. M. TODAY AT THE KNAPP FUNERAL HOME, CISSNA PARK.

SERVICES WILL BE AT 10 A. M. THURSDAY AT APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH, CISSNA PARK, WHERE HE WAS A RETIRED MINISTER AND ELDER. MINISTERS OF THE CHURCH WILL OFFICIATE.

BURIAL WILL BE IN THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CEMETERY, CISSNA PARK.

MR. FELLER DIED MONDAY, NOV. 8, 1999, AT FAIRVIEW HAVEN NURSING HOME, FAIRBURY.

HE WAS BORN MAY 22, 1903 IN CISSNA PARK, THE SON OF LUCIEN AND LYDIA MANGOLD FELLER.

HIS FIRST WIFE, THE FORMER OLIVE E. BUCHER, WHOM HE MARRIED MARCH 8, 1925 IN LACROSSE, IND., DIED JULY 22, 1984. HE MARRIED EDNA HOFFMANN IN CISSNA PARK ON APRIL 16, 1986 AND SHE SURVIVES.

ALSO SURVIVING ARE HIS CHILDREN, LORETTA BAUER, OF CISSNA PARK, ELNA GRIMM, OF GOODFIELD, GERALDINE NUEKOMM, OF MORTON, DONA GRIMM, OF QUINCY, JOAN WALDBESER, OF CISSNA PARK, LYNN AND MARY ANN FELLER, OF VALPARAISO, IND., DONALD FELLER, OF MORTON, TODD FELLER, OF KOUTS, IND., DALE FELLER, OF CISSNA PARK; A BROTHER BEN FELLER, OF FOLSOM, PA.; A SISTER, MARGARET KUPFERSCHMID, OF CISSNA PARK; 40 GRANDCHILDREN; 116 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN; AND 13 GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.

SIX BROTHERS, TWO SISTERS AND ONE SON-IN-LAW, BOB GRIMM ARE DECEASED.

ELDER GEORGE GRAMM 1896 - 1976

HOLD FUNERAL SERVICES FOR GEORGE M. GRAMM

GEORGE M. GRAMM, 79, OF GRIDLEY DIED AT 8:37 A.M. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1976, AT MENNONITE HOSPITAL, WHERE HE HAD BEEN A PATIENT FOR TWO WEEKS.

VISITATION WAS FROM 3 TO 5 AND 7 TO 9 P.M. WEDNESDAY AT THE FROELICH MEMORIAL HOME AND AN HOUR SERVICES AT THE CHURCH.

HIS FUNERAL WILL BE AT 10:30 A.M. THURSDAY AT THE GRIDLEY APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH, CHURCH MINISTERS OFFICIATING. BURIAL WILL BE IN GRIDLEY CEMETERY.

PALLBEARERS ARE MICHAEL GRAMM, JAMES GRAMM, BRADLEY GRAMM, JEFFERY GRAMM, GREGORY GRAMM, THEODORE GRAMM, ROGER WITZIG AND CURTIS WITZIG, ALL GRANDSONS OF MR. GRAMM.

HE WAS BORN DEC. 9, 1896, IN GRIDLEY, A SON OF CHRISTIAN AND CATHERINE MANGOLD GRAMM. HE MARRIED LOUISE V. GRUSY NOV. 20, 1921, AT GRIDLEY. SHE SURVIVES.

ALSO SURVIVING ARE TWO DAUGHTERS, MRS. MARJORIE WITZIG, GRIDLEY, AND MISS MILDRED GRAMM, AT HOME; FOUR SONS, ROBERT, HERBERT AND DONALD, ALL OF GRIDLEY, AND HAROLD, HANCOCK, MINN.; BROTHER, WILLIAM, GRIDLEY; A SISTER, MRS. NELLIE LAMBERT, WICHITA, KAN.; 25 GRANDCHILDREN, AND NINE GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.

TWO SISTERS AND A GRANDCHILD PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH.

HE WAS A RETIRED FARMER. HE HAD FARMED FOR 35 YEARS IN THE GRIDLEY AREA.

MR. GRAMM HAD BEEN MINISTER OF THE GRIDLEY APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH FOR 43 YEARS AND WAS AN ELDER FOR NINE YEARS.

MEMORIALS MAY BE MADE TO THE HANDICAPPED CHILDRENíS HOME IN MORTON.

MINISTER FRED KOEHL 1852 - 1909

LAMAR CHURCHES FIRST MINISTER, BURIED IN GRACELAND CEMETERY, FAIRBURY.

FRED KOEHL

THE REMAINS OF FRED KOEHL, OF LAMAR, MO., WHO RESIDED ON A FARM SOUTH OF THIS CITY FOR THIRTEEN YEARS, WERE BROUGHT TO FAIRBURY WEDNESDAY FOR INTERMENT. THE FUNERAL PARTY WAS EXPECTED AT 9 A. M., WEDNESDAY, BUT MISSED THE TRAIN AT KANSAS CITY AND CAME BY THE WAY OF THE SANTA FE TO STREATOR, WHERE THEY EXPECTED TO CATCH THE WABASH TRAIN, ARRIVING HERE AT 11:25, BUT THE SANTA FE WAS LATE AND THEY MISSED THAT TRAIN. A SPECIAL TRAIN WAS RUN FROM FORREST TO STREATOR AND THE FUNERAL PARTY ARRIVED HERE AT 2:45 P. M. THE REMAINS WERE CONVEYED TO THE GERMAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH OF WHICH THE DECEASED WAS AN HONORED MEMBER AND THE FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD THERE, REV. MIKE MONGOLD OF ROANOKE, OFFICIATING.

FRED KOEHL WAS BORN IN ALSACH, LORRAIN, GERMANY. JULY 28, 1852. HE CAME TO AMERICA IN 1873, AND FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS MADE HIS HOME IN WOODFORD AND TAZEWELL COUNTIES. HE WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE TO MISS MARY STEFFEN AT ROANOKE, AUG. 1878, AND IN 1888 THEY CAME TO FAIRBURY, TAKING UP THEIR RESIDENCE ON THE FARM NOW OWNED BY J. B. SCHERTZ. TEN CHILDREN WERE BORN TO THIS UNION, ONE DYING IN INFANCY. THE REMAINING CHILDREN ARE AS FOLLOWS: MRS. DAVID ROTH OF LAMAR, MO., FRED AND CHRIS OF LESTER, IA., JOHN OF FAIRBURY, ANDREW, HENRY, MARY AND EMMA OF LAMAR, MO. THESE WITH THE BEREAVED WIFE AND ONE BROTHER IN FAIRBURY, TOGETHER WITH MANY FRIENDS, MOURN HIS DEATH.

IN THE SPRING OF 1901 THE DECEASED WITH HIS FAMILY MOVED TO LAMAR, MO. WHERE HE RESIDED UNTIL HIS DEATH. THE DECEASED WAS A MAN OF STERLING CHRISTIAN CHARACTER AND THE ESTEEM IN WHICH HE WAS HELD WAS TESTIFIED AT THE FUNERAL SERVICES WHICH WERE ATTENDED BY HUNDREDS OF FRIENDS AND FORMER NEIGHBORS. OVER ONE HUNDRED FRIENDS CAME FROM A DISTANCE, GRIDLEY, ROANOKE, MORTON, PEORIA PEOPLE FILLING A SPECIAL CAR ON THE EAST BOUND TRAIN WHILE A LARGE NUMBER CAME FROM CISSNA PARK, REMINGTON, AND WOLCOTT, IND. THE BEREAVED FAMILY HAVE THE SYMPATHY OF MANY FRIENDS IN THIS LOCALITY.

THE KOEHL FAMILY

FREDERICK KOEHL 1852 - 1909

(WIFE) MARIE (STEFFEN) KOEHL 1854 - 1931

(DAUGHTER) NAOMI (KOEHL) ROTH 1879 - 1930

(SON) FREDERICK KOEHL 1880 - 1946

(SON) HENRY KOEHL 1882 - 1964

(SON) CHRIS KOEHL 1884 - 1962

(SON) JOHN KOEHL 1885 - 1979

(DAUGHTER) MARY KOEHL 1887 - 1974

(SON) ANDREW KOEHL 1888 - 1969

(DAUGHTER) MATILDA KOEHL 1889 - 1890

(DAUGHTER) EMMA (KOEHL) SCHMIDGALL 1891 - ????

(SON) WALTER KOEHL 1893 - 1976

(SON) BENJAMIN KOEHL 1896 - 1896

FOUR OF FREDERICK KOEHLíS SONS ALSO SERVED AS MINISTERS, ANDREW, AT THE SOUTH SIDE CHURCH, AND LATER AT FORREST, WALTER, AT FAIRBURY, HENRY, AS ELDER AT MORRIS, MINNESOTA, AND CHRIS, AT THE PEORIA CHURCH.

MINISTER ANDREW KOEHL 1888 - 1969

RITES MONDAY FOR ANDREW KOEHL, 80

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ANDREW KOEHL, 80, OF FAIRBURY WERE HELD MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 30, 1969, AT 10 O'CLOCK IN THE FORREST APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH. BURIAL WAS IN THE SOUTH APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CEMETERY.

MR. KOEHL DIED AT 7:15 P.M. FRIDAY AT FAIRBURY HOSPITAL, WHERE HE HAD BEEN A PATIENT FOR FOUR WEEKS. HIS BODY WAS TAKEN TO THE COOK FUNERAL HOME.

HE WAS BORN AUGUST 11, 1888, AT FAIRBURY, A SON OF FREDERICK AND MARY STEFFEN KOEHL. HE WAS MARRIED TO MARTHA ZIMMERMAN FEBRUARY 16, 1916, AT PONTIAC. THEY FARMED NEAR STRAWN FOR 33 YEARS BEFORE RETIRING AND MOVING TO FAIRBURY IN 1948.

SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE; FOUR SONS, CLARENCE AND MAURICE, BOTH OF FAIRBURY; VIRGIL, CROPSEY; LEROY, FORREST; FOUR DAUGHTERS, MRS. BERNICE COX, FAIRBURY; MRS. EDITH MEISS, NORMAL; MRS. VELDA HUETTE, FORREST; MRS. ELDORA HOERR, PEORIA; TWO BROTHERS, JOHN AND WALTER, BOTH OF FAIRBURY; TWO SISTERS, MISS. MARY KOEHL, FAIRBURY, AND MRS. EMMA SCHMIDGALL, HANCOCK, MINN.; 30 GRANDCHILDREN AND 6 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.

HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY FOUR BROTHERS AND TWO SISTERS.

MR. KOEHL WAS A MINISTER OF THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH FOR 37 YEARS.

MINISTER WALTER KOEHL 1893 - 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.

ELDER HENRY KOEHL 1882 - 1964

HENRY KOEHL, EX-RESIDENT, DIES AT 81

HENRY KOEHL, 81, OF HANCOCK, MINN., DIED FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1964, AFTER SUFFERING A HEART ATTACK THAT DAY.

HE WAS BORN IN ROANOKE IN 1882 AND RESIDED IN FAIRBURY ABOUT 20 YEARS. HE WAS MARRIED TO MARIE SOMERS AT HANCOCK, MINN., WHO SURVIVES WITH FOUR CHILDREN AND SEVEN GRANDCHILDREN.

ALSO SURVIVING ARE THREE BROTHERS, JOHN, ANDREW AND WALTER, OF FAIRBURY AND TWO SISTERS, MARY, OF FAIRBURY AND MRS. HENRY SCHMIDGALL, OF HANCOCK, MINN. HE WAS AN ELDER OF THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH.

THOSE ATTENDING THE FUNERAL SERVICES FROM FAIRBURY WERE ANDREW KOEHL AND SONS, CLARENCE, VIRGIL AND LEROY; ALSO, WALTER AND MARY KOEHL.

MINISTER CHRIS KOEHL 1884 - 1962

CHRIS KOEHL, 78, DIES IN PEORIA

FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT 10:30 A. M. AT THE SHERIDAN ROAD APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN PEORIA FOR CHRIS KOEHL, 78, WHO DIED SUNDAY AT 10:30 A. M. AT THE METHODIST HOSPITAL IN PEORIA, WHERE HE HAD BEEN A PATIENT SINCE OCT. 8.

HE IS THE BROTHER OF JOHN, ANDREW, WALTER, AND MARY KOEHL, ALL OF FAIRBURY.

HE WAS BORN MARCH 23, 1884, AT METAMORA, ILLINOIS, A SON OF FRED AND MARIE STEFFEN KOEHL AND WAS MARRIED TO ELIZABETH MESSNER OF LESTER, IOWA, ON FEBRUARY 13, 1909.

BEFORE MOVING TO PEORIA, HE HAD FARMED FOR MANY YEARS IN MINNESOTA. HE WAS A PEORIA RESIDENT FOR 25 YEARS.

HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH AND HAD BEEN A MINISTER FOR THE PAST 21 YEARS.

SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE; FOUR SONS ADOLPH, PEORIA; JACK C, DUNLAP; EDWARD H. AND EDWIN C., BOTH OF HANCOCK, MINN.; TWO DAUGHTERS, MARGERY E., AT HOME; AND MRS. THELMA A. DOGASH, HANCOCK, MINN. ALSO, FOUR BROTHERS, HENRY, OF MORRIS, MINN.; JOHN, ANDREW, AND WALTER, ALL OF FAIRBURY; TWO SISTERS, MARY KOEHL, FAIRBURY; AND MRS. EMMA SCHMIDGALL, HANCOCK, MINN.

ONE SON, KARL; A BROTHER, FRED; AND A SISTER, MRS. NAOMI ROTH, ALL PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH.

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SOME OF THE INFORMATION ABOVE IS SUMMARIZED FROM TWO BOOKS WHICH I SUGGEST YOU READ IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY. "MARCHING TO ZION" BY PERRY KLOPFENSTEIN AND "APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH HISTORY" BY HERMAN RUEGGER.


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