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These obituaries, printed weekly in the Post und Zeitung, a newspaper published at Belleville, Illinois, were translated into English by Belleville Township High School students in Professor Andrew Gaa's German classes (2013-2015) as an exercise in practical application of lessons learned. The translation stays as close to the German wording as possible and may seem awkward at times.

Information inside square brackets [... ] was added to illustrate the English derivation of some German letters and to clarify phrases, or provide the modern-day city or town from which the person emigrated. Town names in the original obituary reflect names before Germany united in 1871. Prior to that year, the area was comprised of many different states or city names were spelled differently. After 1871 some cities were absorbed into a larger city. Newspapers have errors even today. Read how one researcher discovered the true town name and where the records are today.

Belleville Street names mentioned in the following obituaries changed in 1918 with Ordinance No. 1162. See SCCGS Quarterly Volume 25 Number 3 (2002), also posted on our Members' Site.

The students' work was featured in a news article March 2, 2015. (offsite).

John Ribling
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, April 13, 1893, Page 7 Column 5

32 year old Mr. John Ribling died Friday on morning at 5 o’clock at the home of his parents on 218 West Franklin Street, after a short illness. The deceased was born on February 14, 1861, here in Belleville. He was a coal miner in Belleville and left his mourning parents, siblings, and many friends behind. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon from the residence to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Kyle Gomez]

Anna Emge
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, April 13, 1893, Page 7 Column 5

Mrs. Anna Emge, born Spitznass, died after a short illness Saturday morning at 6 o’clock at her residence on 1012 South Charles Street. The deceased was born May 25, 1852, in Germany and came to this country with her parents at a young age. The mother died 35 years ago, and the father, who previously resided in Belleville, presently lives in New Athens. The deceased married her husband, Mr. Marion Emge, on February 9, 1877. The couple lived in Belleville for 13 years. Of her 9 children, 8 are still living. The oldest is 16 and the youngest is 14 months old. Besides her husband and her children, her father, two brothers, and three sisters mourn her passing. The body was buried Sunday afternoon at 2 at the burial place of the Spitznaß family on Turkey Hill. [Translated by Kyle Gomez]

Anna Maria Sauer
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, April 13, 1893, Page 7, Column 5

Friday evening at 9 o'clock, Mrs. Anna Maria Sauer died after a short illness at her residence at 119 South Gold Street on the west end. The deceased was born on July 13, 1820 in Rossbach [now spelled Rosbach], part of the province of Kurhessen in Prussia [now in the state of Hesse, Germany]. In 1869, she travelled to this country with her surviving husband and two children, and they came directly to West Belleville. They married in her homeland on July 24, 1842. They had seven children, five of which are still living: Mr. George Gottlieb Sauer, Friedrich Sauer, Christine Schmidt, wife of Philip Schmidt, and Wilhelm Sauer who all still reside in Belleville, and Karl Sauer who lives in Denver, Colorado. A brother of the deceased lives in Germany. Furthermore, 21 grandchildren mourn the death of their grandmother. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock at Walnut Hill Cemetery. Reverend Weber spoke at the residence and grave site. [Translated by Haley Koch and Anna Gailius]

Daniel Kruppke
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, April 13, 1893, Page 7 Column 5

71-year-old Daniel Kruppke of West Belleville died of old age on Friday morning on his county farm. [Translated by Haley Koch and Anna Gailius]

Jos. Neborn
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, April 13, 1893, Page 7 Column 5

34-year-old coal minder Jos. [Joseph] Neborn died on Thursday in Lenz Station. The body was buried on Sunday morning at 10 o'clock at Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Haley Koch and Anna Gailius]

Charlotte Mohr
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, April 13, 1893, Page 7 Column 5

31 year old Mrs. Charlotte Mohr died on Friday morning in her house at 106 South Richland Street. The deceased, who was born on October 20, 1861 in Pottsville, PA, was married on May 14, 1882 to her surviving husband, and lived a short time in Belleville. She leaves behind three children, two sisters, and one brother. The funeral and burial took place on Saturday morning at 11 o'clock from the residence to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Haley Koch and Anna Gailius]

D. Rentchler
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, April 13, 1893, Page 1, Column 1

D. Rentchler died at the age of 55 on Monday morning in Rentchler Station. The deceased was of a Pennsylvania-German descent and was born in December of 1837 in Jacksonville, Morgan County. In early 1838, the family settled in St. Clair County. The deceased spent the years 1855-1856 in Pennsylvania, where he attended a college. From 1860-1861 he attended a trade school in Pittsburgh and from the 1864 until 1878 he ran an agricultural machine business. In 1878 Rentchler sustained major injuries from an accident. Since then and until his death, Rentchler devoted his time to the management the land he owned. His elderly mother is still living. The funeral was yesterday morning at 10 am at Green Mount Cemetery. [Translated by Keelan Vaughn]

Charlotte Schnittker
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, April 13, 1893, Page 9, Column 1

Tuesday morning, the widowed Charlotte Schnittker, of 709 South Charles Street, passed away at the age of 85 in the apartment of her daughter-in-law, the widowed Mrs. Fred Schnittker.

The deceased was born in the region of Westphalia, Germany and came to this country 38 years ago. Her husband died in the year 1862. She leaves behind a daughter, Mrs. George Wild, a widowed daughter-in-law, Mrs. Fred. Schnittker, as well as 16 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

The departed has belonged to the Frauenverein [women’s society] of Zion Church since its’ founding.

Her burial will take place under the auspices of the Frauenverein today, Thursday, at 1 o’clock in the afternoon, from the residence to Zion Church and from there to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Chris Mitchell]

Marie A. Snyder
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, April 13, 1893, Page 9, Column 1

Marie A. Snyder, born Carey, died in her apartment at 705 South Spring Street on Monday night. The deceased had reached the age of 33 years. She was in a childless marriage with Mr. C. F. Snyder, who survives her along with her parents. The funeral takes place this morning at 10 o’clock from the residence to St. Luke’s Church and then to Green Mount Cemetery. [Translated by Chris Mitchell]

James B. Borders
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, April 13, 1893, Page 9, Column 1

James B. Borders, brother of our newly elected city judge Mr. M. W. Borders, died Monday, in Nashville, Illinois at the age of 38. [Translated by Chris Mitchell]

Friedrich Pannier
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, April 20 1893, Page 7 Column 4

Friedrich Pannier, age 61, died Friday morning at 3 o’clock in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital as a result from injuries he suffered two weeks ago Friday. The deceased was born in Segrena, near Wittenberg in the Province of Saxony. In 1853 in Germany, he married his surviving wife Mrs. Rosina, born Strauch. In 1865, the family came to America and settled on a farm 3 miles from Belleville on Lebanon Road, where they still reside. The deceased is survived by his 5 children and 25 grandchildren: Mrs. Mina Röder [Roeder] from Pinckneyville, Mrs. Christine Monken from Belleville Township, Mrs. Emma Schäfer [Schaefer] from Ridge Prairie, Fritz Pannier from Ridge Prairie, and William Pannier from Los Angeles, California. The deceased also has a brother and a sister who reside in St. Clair County. The funeral took place Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock under the auspices of the Gerstäcker Lodge No. 138 A. O. U. W. [Ancient Order of United Workmen] from the residence of Mr. Arnold Simon, 311 Kretschmer Avenue to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Sam Marek and Scott Williams]

Anna Maria Rose
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, April 20, 1893, Page 7, Column 4

On Tuesday night at 1:00 o’clock, Mrs. Anna Maria Rose died at her residence on 117 South Richland Street. The deceased was born in Rhenish-Bavaria [Rheinpfalz, Bayern] in the year 1839 and came to America with her parents in 1847. She lived in Belleville for 30 years. In 1865, she married her surviving husband Jacob Rose, and is survived by her two sons and two daughters as well as a brother and a sister. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon at 3:00 at the residence to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Scott Williams]

John Ulrich Oehler
Belleville Post und Zeitung, April 20, 1893, Page 7, Column 4

Saturday Morning John Ulrich Oehler died in the living room of his son, Mr. Arthur Oehler, a teacher at Franklin school. The deceased was born on June 26th 1813, in Canton St. Gallen, Switzerland and has lived in the United States since 1849. He has lived since then in Highland, the well-known Swiss settlement, and worked at a furniture carpenter. Four weeks before his death he moved in with his son in Belleville. Besides his son, his only child, John Ulrich Oehler is survived by his mourning wife, several grandchildren and a sister. The body was brought to Highland on Monday morning and was buried in the afternoon at the cemetery. [Translated by Kayla Mahaffey]

Philipp Klöß [Kloess]
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, April 20 1893, Page 7 Column 4

Mr. Philipp Kloess died Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock on North Silver Street on the west-end. The deceased succumbed to injuries from an accident last Wednesday in which he fell off a horse, causing injuries to his head and body.

Philipp Kloess was born on May 1st, 1851 in Kreuznach, Rhein-Preußen [Rhenish-Prussia] and came to this country in 1869 where he lived in for two years in Pomeroy, Ohio. In 1871 he came to Belleville where he has lived since. He had recently worked as a delivery driver for the Western Brewery which led to his injury.

In March 1874 he married Miss Elise Weis who died later that year in December. In August 1875 he married Miss Christine Betz with whom he had 9 children--6 boys and 3 girls. He is also survived by a brother and a sister in Pomeroy, Ohio as well as several siblings in Germany. He was a member of the Hofmann Lodge Number 546, D.O.H [Deutscher Orden Harugari/ German Secret Society] and of the Illinois Hain Number 1, V.A.O.D. [Vereinigter Alter Orden der Druiden/ Ancient Order of Druids], under whose auspices the funeral took place on Tuesday at two o’clock from the residence to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Michelle Savant]

Anna M Grenzebach
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, April 20, 1893, Page 8, Column 5

Yesterday morning, Anna M Grenzebach passed away on her son-in-law's farm in Prairie du Long Township. The Deceased was 81 years, 5 months, and 15 days old. The funeral will take place is on Sunday afternoon in Smithton, IL. [Translated by Michelle Savant]

George Getting
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, April 20, 1893, Page 8, Column 2

George Getting, son of Mrs. Bertha Getting, of 222 East Street, died at the age of 17 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The deceased has been living in Pittsburg since last December. He is survived by his mother and only one sister. The body will be brought to Belleville, but the time of the funeral has not yet been determined. [Translated by Kristen Masur]

Wilhelm Engelhardt
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, April 20, 1893, Page 8, Column 2

Wilhelm Engelhardt, an old settler of East St. Louis, passed away on Thursday. The burial took place yesterday afternoon. [Translated by Kristen Masur]

Friedrich Strube
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, April 20, 1893, Page 8, Column 2

Friedrich Strube died yesterday morning on his county farm at the age of 46. The deceased was sent from Shiloh to the health institute on the 21st of March. The burial takes place today at the cemetery for the poor. [Translated by Kristen Masur]

Robert Davis
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, April 27, 1893, Page 7, Column 4

Robert Davis died on Thursday afternoon in the apartment of his son, Mr. James Davis, of 15 South Gold Street. The deceased was born in September of 1814 in the state of Tennessee and has lived in Belleville for several years. The funeral procession took place Saturday afternoon at three o’clock from the residence to Walnut Hill cemetery. [Translated by Stephen Cleveland]

Ferdinand Burkhard
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, October 12, 1893, Page 8 Column 2

Mr. Ferdinand Burkhard died suddenly Tuesday evening at 7 o’clock at his father, David Burkhardt’s sic residence, on 13th South Lincoln Street. The deceased was sick for about a week prior and was unable to continue working. On Tuesday, he went for a walk in the city and returned feeling well. At 7 o’clock he sat with his father and siblings eating dinner. Shortly after, he said he wanted to lie down in his bed. He went to his bedroom, where he was soon followed by a family member. Ferdinand sat up as if he wanted to ask something but then fell out of bed. Dr. Vetter was called immediately but could only state that he was near death. He died soon after. Dr. Vetter believes the deceased passed due to a pulmonary embolism.

Ferdinand Burkhard was born on January 23, 1866 in Belleville and reached the age of 27. In 1877, he moved with his parents to Brazil, Indiana, but returned to Belleville two years later, where he lived the rest of his life.

The deceased worked many years as a mechanist in different coal mines in the area and began working several months ago as a coal miner in the Highland mine. He was a hard-working, sober man, who was very popular among his peers. In addition to his father, he leaves behind the following siblings, all residing in Belleville: Mr. Joseph Burkhard, Ms. Marie Burkhard, Mr. Adam and John Burkhard. He was a member of Branch Number 31 of the Western Catholic Union, under whose auspices the funeral will take place Friday morning at 9 o’clock from the residence to St. Peter’s Cathedral to Green Mount Cemetery. [Translated by Kim Smith and Molly Reeves]

Anton Kerchner
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, October 26, 1893, Page 7 Column 6

Anton Kerchner died at his residence, 1509 West Main Street, at 9 o’clock in the morning on Sunday, at the age of 66 years 8 months and 5 days.

The deceased was born on the 17th of February 1827 in Freudenburg, in the Wertheim District of the Grand Duchy of Baden. He came to New Orleans on November 16, 1857, and soon thereafter to St. Louis. In 1859 he married Ms. Karolina Schlör [Schloer] in St. Louis, who survives him. The couple came to Belleville in 1867 and has lived here since.

The deceased was a coal miner by trade. Over the last nine months, he has been unable to work because of his illness. Besides his widow, he leaves behind the following children: Mr. Emil and Louis Kerchner; Mrs. Marie Joffray, the wife of Mr. Joffray; Mrs. Bertha Rauth, wife of Mr. Adam Rauth and Ms. Katharina Kerchner, as well as 5 grandchildren, all residing in Belleville; siblings: Mr. Lorenz Kerchner of Granitville Missouri; the widowed Mrs. Katharina Dänzer [Daenzer] of Belleville, Mr. Joseph Kerchner and Mr. Frank Kerchner, also residing in Belleville.

The deceased was a member of the St. Clair Masonic Lodge Number 24, as well as the Enterprise Lodge Number 369 of the Odd Fellows, under whose auspices the funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Patrick Storment and Cameron Heimann]

Carolina Briesacker
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, October 26, 1893, Page 8 Column 1

Carolina Briesacker, wife of Mr. Geo. Briesacker, died Tuesday evening at eight o’clock at the age of fifty years, two months, and seventeen days on her farm four miles south of Belleville,

The deceased’s maiden name was Volmer and she was born and educated in St. Clair County. Besides her husband, she leaves behind three sons and one daughter, of whom the oldest is twenty-one and the youngest sixteen. She is also survived by the following siblings: Mr. Jakob Volmer of Belleville, Mr. Daniel Volmer in Missouri, and Mr. Paul and Wilhelm Volmer of Millstadt. The funeral takes place this afternoon at one o’clock from the residence to Union Grove Cemetery. [Translated by Tom Hillebrand and Travis Agne]

Julius Zacheis
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, October 26, 1893, Page 8 Column 1

As a result of an accident in Chicago, Mr. Julius Zacheis died at the age of 18. He lived in Mascoutah but recently moved to St. Louis. The burial takes place today in Mascoutah. [Translated by Tom Hillebrand and Travis Agne]

Jacob Geidlinger
Belleviller Post, October 26 1893, Page 8 Column 2

Jacob Geidlinger died yesterday at age 70 in the County Farm. The deceased was sent from Summerfield to the institution in 1891, and later sent to the asylum located in Anna, Illinois. Two months ago, he was sent back to the County Farm. He leaves behind a daughter who resides in St. Louis. She found out about the death by telegraph. [Translated by Tom Hillebrand and Travis Agne]

Simon Paddleford
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, October 26 1893, Page 8 Column 2

Mr. John Weber, Chief Deputy for Belleville Order of the “Knights and Ladies of Honor”, received a telegraph from Chicago on Monday saying that Mr. Simon Paddleford, head secretary of the Illinois order, died on Tuesday in Tuscola, IL. The funeral took place Tuesday in Tuscola and was attended by a hundred members of the order. [Translated by Tom Hillebrand and Travis Agne]

Bertha Weber
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, October 26, 1893, Page 8 Column 1

Mrs. Bertha Weber died at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. Martin Fischer at 505 West 5th Street, at four o’clock Tuesday morning. The deceased, whose maiden name was Mohr, was born on the 8th of March, 1832 in Hannover. She came to America at age three with her parents and they settled on the Twelve Mile Prairie. She married the now deceased Peter Weber on August 5, 1851 and later moved to Fayetteville, where Mr. Weber died on the 23rd of June, 1890. Since the death of her husband, Mrs. Weber has lived with her son-in-law, Mr. Fischer. She leaves behind the following children: Mrs. Emilie Fischer, wife of Mr. Martin Fischer; Mrs. Elisabeth Schmidt, wife of Mr. Julius Schmidt, and Ms. Karolina Weber, as well as fifteen grandchildren, all residing in Belleville. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at three o’clock from the residence to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Delaney Palumbo and Annika Obergassel]

Christine Schönebeck [Schoenebeck]
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 2, 1893, Page 7 Column 4

On Monday morning at 10 o’clock, Mrs. Christine Schönebeck [Schoenebeck], wife of Mr. Peter Schönebeck [Schoenebeck], passed away at her residence at 1015 North Richland Street at the age of 40 years, 3 months, and 22 days.

The deceased, whose maiden name was Dahlem, was born on July 8, 1853 in Maxweiler, near Neuburg an der Donau. She came with her parents to America in 1856 and settled in Summerfield.

The deceased married her surviving husband in October of 1874 and leaves behind her five children. She leaves behind 3 boys and 2 girls, the oldest being 18 years old and the youngest being 4 years old. She also leaves behind the following siblings: Mr. Gerhard Dahlem of Summerfield, Mr. John Dahlem of New Mexico, Missouri, Mr Jakob Dahlem of Summerfield, Mr. David Dahlem of Belleville, Mr. Heinrich Dahlem of Halstead, Kansas, Ms. Maria Bräundel [Braeundel], a widow, of Summerfield, and Mrs. Susanna Weber, wife of Mr. Joseph Weber of Lebanon.

The funeral took place yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the residence to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Paige Grissom and Hunter Kohnen]

August Niemeyer Jr.
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 2, 1893, Page 7, Column 4

Mr. August Niemeyer Jr. passed away in Lebanon on Sunday morning at the age of 20 years and 9 months. The deceased leaves behind his parents and several siblings. The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon, in Lebanon. [Translated by Paige Grissom and Hunter Kohnen]

John Herbig
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 2, 1893, Page 7 Column 4

John, the 2 1/2 month old son of Mr. Edward Herbig, of Carlyle Avenue, near the city boundary, passed away on Sunday afternoon and was buried at the Walnut Hill Cemetery on Monday afternoon. [Translated by Paige Grissom and Hunter Kohnen]

Myrtle Heumann
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 2, 1893, Page 7 Column 4

Myrtle, the nine-year-old daughter of Mr. Karl Heumann, who lived at 303 West Main Street, died on Friday afternoon. [Translated by Olivia Fuehne and Mary Herber]

Jakob Tamm
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 2, 1893, Page 7 Column 4

Mr. Jakob Tamm, who is well-known in Belleville, died in St. Louis at the age of 77 years old. The deceased lived in St. Louis for more than 60 years, where the burial took place on Friday. [Translated by Olivia Fuehne and Mary Herber]

Child of Philipp Weiß [Weiss]
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 2, 1893, Page 7 Column 4

The child of Mr. Philipp Weiß [Weiss], who lived four miles south of Freeburg, died on Friday. The burial took place on Saturday morning at the family’s cemetery plot. [Translated by Olivia Fuehne and Mary Herber]

Mary Deshields
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 2, 1893, Page 7 Column 4

The colored Mary Deshields died at the age of 17 on Friday night in the residence of friends at 223 East B Street. [Translated by Olivia Fuehne and Mary Herber]

Ruth Schott
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 2, 1893, Page 7 Column 4

Ruth, the three-month-old daughter of Mr. John Schott who lived at 20 South Fair Street, died on Friday night. [Translated by Olivia Fuehne and Mary Herber]

Josephine Höpffner [Hoepffner]
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 2, 1893, Page 8 Column 2

Mrs. Josephine Höpffner [Hoepffner], widow of Mr. Louis Höpffner [Hoepffner], died Monday evening in her residence, at 304 North Silver Street.

The deceased, whose maiden name was Lehmann, was born on February 22, 1852 in Karlsruh, Baden, and reached the age of 41. She came to America in the year 1870. She lived first in New York, then St. Louis, marrying Mr. Louis Höpffner [Hoepffner] there on February 9, 1873. She came to Belleville with her husband in 1878, where she has since lived. Her husband died before her in the year 1887.

The following children mourn the death of the deceased: Joseph, Lonisa, Frieda, Josephine, Philippine, and Philipp Höpffner [Hoepffner], of which the oldest child is 19 years old, and the youngest is 8 years old. Her elderly father also survives her in Germany. The deceased was a member of St. Paul’s Benevolent Society, and also the St. Bernhard Lodge Number 9 of the Order of Reliable Protection, under whose auspices the funeral took place yesterday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the residence to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Abby Hawthorne and Danny Zeuner]

Heinrich Petri
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 2, 1893, Page 8 Column 2

Heinrich Petri, died on Monday near Lenzburg at the age of 66. The deceased leaves a widow and several grown children. The funeral took place yesterday morning at 10 o’clock in Lenzburg. [Translated by Abby Hawthorne and Danny Zeuner]

Mrs. Ferdinand Heim, Sr.
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 2, 1893, Page 8 Column 2

Mrs. Ferdinand Heim, Sr., wife of the well-known brewery owner, died suddenly at the residence of her daughter Mrs. Thöne [Thoene], in East St. Louis. The funeral takes place today in East St. Louis. [Translated by Abby Hawthorne and Danny Zeuner]

Adeline Müller [Mueller]
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 9, 1893, Page 7 Column 5

Mrs. Adeline Müller [Mueller] died Friday evening at 9 o’clock, in the residence of her nephew, Mr. O. J. Demette, at 518 Centreville Avenue.

The deceased was born on March 14, 1829, in Cahokia, as the youngest of Mr. François Demette’s eleven children. On October 7, 1851 in Belleville, she married Mr. Jakob Müller [Mueller], who was a former teacher at the local St. Peter’s School. He died 23 years prior in Freeburg. The deceased was raised in Governor Reynold’s family, and later came to the family of her godmother, Mrs. Adeline Chandler. Her only daughter died long before her.[Translated by Brandon Hickey, Harrison Gimenez, and Austin Klug]

Friedrich Oechsle
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 9, 1893, Page 7 Column 5

Mr. Friedrich Oechsle died in the residence of his father, Mr. Georg Oechsle, 319 South Jackson Street, on Sunday around noon, at the age of 37 years, three months, and 26 days old.

The deceased was born on July 10, 1856 in Belleville. He was a cooper by trade and worked in St. Louis until last August. He was unmarried. Besides his father, the deceased leaves behind the following siblings: Mr. Georg Oechsle Jr. of Belleville, Mr. Julius Oechsle of St. Louis, Mrs. Marie Kaub, wife of Mr. Bernhard J. Kaub, of Belleville and Ms. Franziska Oechsle, also residing in Belleville.

The funeral took place Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock at the residence to the St. Peters Cathedral and then to the Green Mount Cemetery. [Translated by Brandon Hickey, Harrison Gimenez, and Austin Klug]

Ludwig Walter Blank
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 9, 1893, Page 7 Column 5

Ludwig Walter, the 6-year-old son of Mr. Peter Blank, died Wednesday evening at his residence, half a mile southeast of Douglas. [Translated by Brandon Hickey, Harrison Gimenez, and Austin Klug]

Frederick Farris
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 9, 1893, Page 7 Column 5

Frederick, the 4-month-old son of Mr. Georg Farris, died Friday afternoon at his residence, 1 and ¼ miles southeast from Belleville on Carlyle Road, and will be buried on Sunday morning at Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Brandon Hickey, Harrison Gimenez, and Austin Klug]

Margaretha Riesenberger
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 9, 1893, Page 7 Column 5

On Thursday morning at 7:15, 78-year-old Mrs. Margaretha Riesenberger, nee Glanig, wife of Mr. Peter Riesenberger, passed away at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. The deceased was born in Rheinbayern and has lived in Belleville for 56 years. Her husband, Mr. Peter Riesenberger, died 15 years ago. She is survived by her son, Mr. Nikolaus Riesenberger and her daughter, Mrs. Anna Müller [Mueller], now widowed. She is also survived by her 16 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

The funeral took place on Saturday morning at 9 o’clock from the residence of her son, 205 West 2nd Street, to St. Peter’s Cathedral, and from there to the Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Stone Allen and Travis Michalke]

Dr. J. S. Hughes
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 9, 1893, Page 7 Column 5

On Friday, Dr. J. S. Hughes died in Springfield, Illinois. He had resided in Darmstadt, Illinois 15 years ago and later resided in O’Fallon. He is survived by a widow and a son. The funeral took place in Springfield, IL. [Translated by Stone Allen and Travis Michalke]

Elizabeth Geiß [Geiss]
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 9, 1893, Page 7 Column 5,

On Friday night at 10 o’clock, Mrs. Elizabeth Geiß [Geiss] was found dead in her bed. She had been living with her son-in-law Mr. Theodor Glück [Glueck] at 714 South Abend Street.

Mrs. Geiß [Geiss] had a bad cold for a week. She had to spend the entire day in her room, but was not required to lie in her bed.

At around 8:30 Thursday evening, she went to rest. A half hour later, Mrs. Glück [Glueck] saw her mother and found her sleeping. Later, Mrs. Glück [Glueck] sent one of her children to go see her mother, and the child informed his parents, that the grandmother was still sleeping quietly. At 10 o’clock, Mrs. Glück [Glueck] went into her mother’s room, in order to put a child to bed. Mrs. Glück [Glueck] went into her mother’s bed and found her dead.

Mrs. Elizabeth Geiß [Geiss] was born in Nassau in 1826. In 1848, she and her husband, Mr. John ß [Geiss], came to America and went directly to Belleville. Her husband died in 1871. For a many years, Mrs Geiß [Geiss] lived with her daughter, Mrs. Theoder Glück [Glueck]. Seven years before her death, Mrs. Geiß [Geiss] fell on ice and injured her hip. Since then, she was more or less paralyzed.

She is survived by only her daughter as well as her son-in-law and 5 grandchildren.

The funeral took place Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, from the residence to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Stone Allen and Travis Michalke]

Kaspar Miller
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 16 1893, Page 7 Column 3

Mr. Kaspar Miller passed away at his residence at 512 West 1st Street on Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock, at the age of 68 years, 4 months and 15 days.

The deceased was born in June, 25 1825 in Oberthaler, near Mühlhausen, Prussia, and came to America in the year 1846. On June 11, 1850 in St. Louis, he married his wife Ms. Elizabeth Minetti, who survives him. In 1852, the married couple came to Belleville and has since lived here. The deceased worked as a cooper for 35 years in the cooper workshop of the Harrison Switzer Mill and has been a foreman for many years.

Beside his widow, he leaves behind the following children: Mrs. Rosa Vogel, the wife of Mr. Heinrich Vogel, of East St. Louis. Mr. Edward, Mr. Louis, Mr. Frank and Ms. Louisa Miller and four grand-children, all of Belleville, and one brother Jacob Miller from Missouri.

The deceased was a member of the Belleville Lodge No. 338 Independent Order of Odd Fellows, as well as the Illinois Grove Number 1, United Ancient Order of Druids, under whose auspices the funeral took place on Saturday at 2 p.m. from the residence to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Nicole Jackson and Martin Kaulfuss]

Frank J. Leidenheimer
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 16, 1893, Page 7 Column 3

Thursday evening at 9:30, Mr. Frank J. Leidenheimer died at the age of 37 years, 11 months and 3 days in his residence on the corner of 1st and South Illinois Street. The deceased, a well-known barber, had a hemorrhage about six weeks ago, from which he was unable to recover.

He was born in December 6, 1855 in Deidesheim, Rheinpfalz, Bavaria, and came to America in year 1870 with his brothers. He first settled in New Orleans and later came to St. Louis. In year 1875, he founded his own barbershop in Waterloo, Ill. where he married his surviving wife Ms. Regina Oexner on October 1, 1878. The couple came to Belleville in September 1890. Here, Mr. Leidenheimer established his barbershop on West Main Street between Richland and Race Street, where he worked until he died.

Besides his wife, the deceased leaves behind three children, of whom the oldest is 14-years-old and his youngest is 9; in addition, his 2 brothers in New Orleans. He was a member of the Catholic Knights of Illinois, under whose auspices the funeral took place on Sunday morning at 7 o’clock from the residence, to St. Peter’s Cathedral to the cemetery in Waterloo. [Translated by Nicole Jackson and Martin Kaulfuss]

Charlotte Seele
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 16, 1893, Page 8 Column 3

Mrs. Charlotte Seele, born Kaysing, died on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock in her house at 1430 Menard Street in St. Louis.

The deceased, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodor Kaysing, was born in Belleville and lived here until 17 years ago. She reached the age of 22 years.

Other than her husband, Mr. Friedrich Seele, she is survived by her parents, two brothers, and two sisters, all living in St. Louis. She also leaves behind her aunts, Mrs. Adam Wirsing, Mrs. G. F. Baumann, Mrs. Laughney, and her uncle, Police Captain Otto Kaysing, all of Belleville.

The funeral takes place this afternoon in St. Louis. [Translated by Olivia Fuehne and Mary Herber]

Friedrich J. Stoltz
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 16, 1893, Page 7 Column 3

Mr. Friedrich J. Stoltz died at 7 o’clock on Thursday night, in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital at the age of 26 years, 10 months, and 28 days. The deceased was born on December 12, 1866 in Belleville and was the son of Mr. Franz Stoltz, who died in the year 1873. The now deceased was educated at the public school in our city. For six years, he was a member of the fire department, and in his free time he dedicated himself to the occupation of newspaper agent. He was a member of the Belleville Athletic Club and the Belleville Musical Union.

He is survived by three brothers, Mr. Jakob, Mr. Theodor, and Mr. Heinrich Stoltz, who are all Belleville residents. The body was brought to his brother’s house at 312 South Jackson Street for the funeral. The burial took place Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Emily Winland and Anthony Johns]

Barbara Knöbel [Knoebel]
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 16, 1893, Page 7 Column 3

Mrs. Barbara Knöbel [Knoebel], widow of the deceased Mr. Jakob Knöbel [Knoebel], died Monday morning at 4 o’clock at the age of 80 years in the home of her daughter in St. Louis, Mrs. Georg M. Röder [Roeder]. The widow of the deceased is Mr. Jakob Knöbel [Knoebel]. The deceased lived many years in Belleville. Besides our resident, Mr. Hermann Knöbel [Knoebel], and the aforementioned daughter, she leaves behind the following children: Mrs. Henry Huhn of Huntingburg, Indiana; Mrs. Fritz Finke, who resides on the road to Lebanon near the toll gate; and their son George Knöbel, who resides in St. Louis. Mrs. Knöbel [Knoebel] managed the Belleville House here in 1833.

The body was brought to Belleville, where the funeral took place yesterday at 2 o’clock in the afternoon at the residence of her son, Mr. Hermann Knöbel [Knoebel], at 616 East B Street then to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Emily Winland and Anthony Johns]

Kunigunde Thum
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 16, 1893, Page 7 Column 3

Mrs. Kunigunde Thum, nee Schönbein [Schoenbein], died in Red Bud on Saturday afternoon.

The deceased was born on March 3, 1834 in Hessingen, in the Buchen District, in Baden. She was the wife of Mr. Jakob Thum, who survives with the following children: Mrs. Joseph Klinkhart, of Hecker, Illinois, Mrs. Otto Schrodi and son-in-law, Mr. Ferdinand Loder, of Belleville. The deceased is also survived by the following siblings: Mrs. August Roswog, of Quincy, Illinois, and Mr. Schönbein [Schoenbein], of Cheltenham, Missouri.

The funeral took place Thursday morning at 9 o’clock in Red Bud at the Prairie du Long Church and from there to Prairie du Long Cemetery. [Translated by Emily Winland and Anthony Johns]

Jakob Koob
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 23, 1893, Page 7 Column 4

Mr. Jakob Koob died Saturday afternoon, a quarter after two o’clock, in the residence of his mother, Mrs. Helena Koob, at 120 South Richland Street.

The deceased was born on March 3, 1866, in Mascoutah and was only 27 years, 6 months, and 15 days old. He was the son of Mr. August Koob, who died in June of 1888.

The family came from Mascoutah to Belleville in April of 1879 and ran a soda and mineral water factory here. After the death of his father, Mr. August Koob, Mr. Jakob Koob managed the business for his mother.

On May 24, 1893, he married Miss Ida Baumann, whom he left behind after he passed away. Except for his mother and wife, he leaves behind the following, all of whom reside in Belleville: Mrs. Bertha Neuhaus, wife to the Mr. Karl Neuhaus; Mrs. Mary Rutter, wife to the Mr. Edward Rutter; and Mr. August Koob, clerk in the Kanzler Bros.’ store.

He was a member of the Germania Turnverein, Belleville Athletic Club, Lessing Lodge of the Knights of Pythias, and Hölty [Hoelty] Lodge of the Sons of Hermann.

The burial took place on Monday afternoon with great participation of the relatives and friends of the deceased under the auspices of the Lessing Lodge of the Knights of Pythias, St. Clair Lodge of the Sons of Hermann, the Germania Turnverein, the Belleville Athletic Club, and the Central, Difficulty, and Phoenix Kegel [bowling] Club. These honorary pallbearers took part: Mr. Hugo Hoppe, Mr. Georg Krug, Mr. Joseph Leopold, Mr. Wm. Graf, Mr. Fritz Kuni, and Mr. David Siegfried. These pallbearers took part as well: from the Lessing Lodge No. 71 the Knights of Pythias, Mr. Friedrich Winter, Mr. Georg Kreitner, and Mr. Conrad Rothgangel; from the St. Clair Lodge No. 20 of the Sons of Hermann, Mr. Georg Lutz, Mr. Joseph Kiefer, and Mr. John Alber. Rev. Weber held a very touching burial speech. The following from outside of Belleville took part in the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. Philipp Baßler [Bassler] from New Baden; Mrs. Baßler [Bassler], Mr. Phil. Pfeifer and Mrs. Pfeifer Sr., Mrs. Bischoff, Mrs. Schene, and Mr. and Mrs. Eberlein from Mascoutah; Mr. Geo. Fischer from Trenton; and Mr. and Mrs. Philipp Hunt, Mrs. Gerhard Ruppel, and Mrs. Rode from St. Louis. Over 100 wagons followed the funeral procession. [Translated by Morgan Fleshren and Erin McKinney]

Alice B. Day
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 23, 1893, Page 7 Column 4

Mrs. Alice B. Day, wife of James Day, died at 4:30 Sunday morning at Lenz Station, three miles west from Belleville,

The deceased was thirty-six years old. She leaves behind her spouse, three sons, and three daughters.

The burial service took place on Monday afternoon from the residence to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Aaron Bone and Desmond Crumer]

Thomas Bowen
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 23, 1893m Page 7 Column 4

Thomas Bowen died Sunday morning in his residence, 1205 Scheel Street, near the L and R train station. He died at the age of thirty-six years old.

Thomas was a painter by trade, and was from England. He leaves behind his spouse and six children.

The funeral took place at on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the residence to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Aaron Bone and Desmond Crumer]

Margaretha Lippert
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 23, 1893, Page 7 Column 4

Mrs. Margaretha Lippert, wife of Mr. Philip Lippert, died in Millstadt on Saturday night.

The deceased, born Förster [Foerster], reached the age of 58 years and lived in Millstadt for fifteen years.

Besides her husband, she leaves behind the following children: the Mr. Karl and Mr. Heinrich Lippert; Mrs. Christine Hamann, wife of Mr. John Hamann; Mrs. Elisabeth Laut, wife of Mr. Christian Laut; and Mrs. Ottilie Lippert, all living in Millstadt; along with a sister in Alton, Quincy, and Millstadt.

The funeral took place Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Millstadt. [Translated by David Barrett-Ness and Sarah Gompers]

Maria Becker
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 23, 1893, Page 8 Column 4

In her residence at 209 North Silver Street, Mrs. Maria Becker, widow of the late Mr. Jakob Becker, died Monday afternoon at 7:30 at the high age of 82 years 1 month and 5 days.

The deceased, born Dunkel, was born on October 18, 1811 in Rockenhausen by Kaiserslautern, Rheinpfalz, Bayern, and married there on April 15, 1836 to Mr. Jakob Becker. The couple came to America in April 1851 and settled immediately in Belleville. Mr. Becker, a mason by trade, died on October 5, 1890.

The now deceased leaves behind the following children: Mr. Jakob Becker, of Mascoutah; Mrs. Margaretha Frick, wife of Mr. John Frick residing in the West End; and Mr. Joseph Becker, living near Edwardsville; as well as her 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, as well as a brother in Rheinpfalz.

The funeral took place yesterday morning at 10 a.m. from her residence to St. Peter’s Cathedral and from there to the Green Mount Cemetery. [Translated by David Barrett-Ness and Sarah Gompers]

John Klarmann
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 30, 1893, Page 6 Column 2

John Klarmann a 75 year old worker for Jacob Gundlach, a well-known farmer who lives 2 1/2 miles east of Belleville, died Friday evening around 4 p.m. in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. The deceased had been working for Mr.Gundlach for about eight months. The deceased had been complaining for eight days about not feeling well, and his condition was not getting better. On Friday Mr. Gundlach brought him to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.

At around two in the afternoon, Dr. Kohl gave the patient some strengthening medicine. According to Dr. Kohl, Klarmann suffered from rotting of the lungs. The doctor then left the deceased with a nurse. The patient seemed to be resting around 4 pm, when the nurse returned, he was dead. The body was taken to the repository of Holdener and Company Saturday morning, where the coroner’s examination took place.

Coroner Campbell was in Belleville Saturday morning so the examination could be made quickly. Mr. Jacob Gundlach was the principal witness before the Coroner’s jury, but knew nothing about the death of his employee and had to first be informed of it.

When Mr. Gundlach and his wife arrived at the repository of Holdener and Company, it was already past eleven o’clock. Then, Mr. F. B. Phillips, John Bux, Geo. W. Merker, Wendelin Holdener, Frank Bux and Henry S. Begole were appointed as a jury for the inquest. It was determined that the deceased died of decrepitude and that he left behind $34 in the hands of a sister of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. The money was handed over to Mr. Gundlach. The deceased left nothing else behind.

John Klarmann reached the age of 75 years. He was born in Fischbach, Nassau, and came to this area in 1855. He worked almost continuously for farmers. When the deceased stopped in Belleville, he stayed with Mr. Joseph Dorn. In 1875 Klarmann saved up $2,000, which he used to take a trip to his old home, and about a year later he returned to this area and was without means. He worked since then for area farmers. Last year Klarmann was brought to the county farm. He recovered around 8 months ago, was able to work again and was hired by Mr. Gundlach. Soon thereafter, he became sick and was taken to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, where he remained till he died. He was never married. As far as on knows, he leaves behind a sister, Ms. Schußler [Schussler], who lives in Schwalbach, Nassau.

The burial took place at one o’clock Saturday afternoon, from the repository of Holdener and Company to St. Peter’s Cathedral and from there to Green Mount Cemetery. [Translated by Alex Ward and Brandon Kolak]

Katharina Köneke [Koeneke]
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 30, 1893, Page 7 Column 5

Katharina Köneke [Koeneke], nee Ehlen, died at 3:30 a.m. on Thursday morning in the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Jakob Brenner, 301 Wabash Avenue in the Highland Addition. She reached the age of ninety years, ten months, and four days.

The deceased was born on January 19th, 1803 in Brämmerhof [Braemmerhof], Hannover. In the year 1824, she married Rev. Heinrich Köneke [Koeneke], with whom she came to America in 1835. The couple first settled in Wheeling, West Virginia. In 1852, the couple moved to Belleville, where Mr. Köneke [Koeneke] held a position at the German Methodist Church. From 1854 until 1855, Mr. Köneke [Koeneke] was a pastor at the same church. Mr. Köneke [Koeneke] passed away on June 19, 1873. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Koeneke moved into her daughter’s residence, where she passed away.

The deceased leaves behind the following children: Mrs. Anna Brenner, wife of Mr. Jakob Brenner of Belleville, Mr. John D. Köneke [Koeneke], of St. Louis, Rev. Heinrich Köneke [Koeneke] of Wichita, Kansas, Rev. Wm. Köneke [Koeneke] of San Jose, Illinois, and Mr. Georg B. Köneke [Koeneke] of Humboldt, Nebraska. In addition, she leaves behind 28 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

The funeral took place last Saturday afternoon at one o’clock from the residence to the English Methodist Church [because the German Methodist Church is being renovated at this time] and then to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Jakob Kerkemeyer and Ransford White]

Bertha Schildroth
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 30, 1893, Page 7 Column 5

Mrs. Bertha Schildroth, wife of Mister Wm. Schildroth, died Thursday morning in East St. Louis at 7:30 a.m. at the age of 22 years. The deceased, whose maiden name was Rabe, was born on November 12, 1871 in East St. Louis and married on June 24, 1843 to her surviving husband.

Besides her husband, she leaves behind her mother, Mrs. Maria Rabe of East St. Louis, as well as a child of tender age and several siblings, all residing in East St. Louis.

The burial took place on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the residence of the in-laws of the deceased, Mr. and Mrs. Nikolaus Schildroth. The funeral procession started on Williams Street to the Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Sabrina Voss]

Joseph Reisacher
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 30, 1893, Page 7 Column 5

Last Friday night at 6:30 p.m., seventy-year old Joseph Reisacher passed away at his residence, at 301 West 5th Street.

Joseph Reisacher was born on July 4, 1814 in Altesried, near Kempten, Bavaria. The deceased came to America in 1846 and then directly to Belleville. In Belleville, on February 1, 1857, he married Ms. Anna Lauber, who is still living.

The deceased lost his right arm while running a thresher in New Baden on October 29, 1870. From that time on until the year 1882, he worked as a carter for the street superintendent of Belleville. For the past few years he has not been employed.

He leaves behind his wife and the following children: Ms. Marie Schönborn [Schoenborn], wife of Mr. John Schönborn [Schoenborn] of Smithton; Mr. Joseph Reisacher of Gavesville, Texas; Karl Reisacher of Belleville; Mr. Peter Reisacher of Kansas City, Kansas; Mr. John and Mr. Frank Reisacher of Belleville and Ms. Josephine Feckar, wife of Mr. Karl Feckar, of St. Louis, as well as ten grandchildren.

The funeral took place Monday morning at 9 o’clock from the residence to St. Peter’s Cathedral and from there to Green Mount Cemetery.[Translated by Jace Roach and Brandon Rose]

Martin Neumann
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 30, 1893, Page 7 Column 5

Mr. Martin Neumann, an old settler of this county went home, on Sunday night at 12:30 a.m. on his farm, two miles from Belleville on Lebanon Road, as he left this life.

He was born October 11, 1817 in Freischbach near Neustadt an der Haardt, Rheinpfalz. The deceased came to America with his parents in 1840 and arrived in New Orleans in June. On August 20, 1840 Mr. Neumann arrived in Belleville, and has since resided in the area.

First he operated a furniture store in our city and later a tavern. On August 3, 1848, he married Ms. Rosine Böning [Boening]. On November 11, 1860, he war remarried to Ms. Susanna Göltz [Goeltz], who survives him. In 1863, he and his family moved to a farm he purchased on Lebanon Road.

He is survived by the following children: Frau Louisa Storck, wife of Mr. Georg Storck of Belleville; Frau Margaretha Lober, wife of Mr. Anton Lober of Washington county; Mr. Gustav Neumann of St. Clair Township; Mr. Georg Neumann of Ridge Prairie; and Mr. Adolph Neumann, and a Ms. Lina Neumann, who reside at their parents’ residence.

The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock from the residence to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Terrence Guy and Colton Harris]

Edward M. Beil
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 30, 1893, Page 7 Column 5

Edward M., the two years and eight month-old son, of Mrs. Elisabeth Beil of 421 North Richland Street, died Friday night. The burial took place Sunday afternoon at Walnut Hill Cemetery instead. [Translated by Jacob Stone]

Leonard Schwind
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, November 30, 1893, Page 7 Column 5

Mr. Leonard Schwind, a well-known Farmer in the area of Dubois, Washington County, died Friday at the age of 26 years. He was unmarried and leaves behind five siblings. The burial took place on Sunday in Dubois. [Translated by Jacob Stone]

Henriette Mohr
Belleviller Post und Zeitung , December 7, 1893, Page 7 Column 5

Mrs. Henriette Mohr, an old resident of this city, died Friday morning at 4:15 a.m. in her residence at 114 West 1st Street.

Mrs. Mohr was born on November 12, 1815 in Rockenhausen near Kaiserslautern, Rheinpfalz and reached the age of 78 years and 19 days. She was born Henriette Schmidt and married Mr. Peter Mohr in her homeland in year 1834.

The couple came to America in year 1840. They stayed for around 3 months in Louisville, Kentucky then they came to Belleville, where they remained. Mr. Mohr a blacksmith by trade, died August 18, 1878.

Mrs. Mohr suffered the loss of her youngest son, who resided with her, on August 31 of this year. This loss, combined with old age, accelerated the death of the old lady. She leaves behind the following children: Mr. Heinrich Mohr of Belleville; Mrs. Elisabeth Wunderle, widow to the deceased Mr. Jakob Wunderle of Belleville; Mrs. Auguste Medart, wife of Mr. Friedrich Medart of St. Louis; Mr. Peter Mohr, the well-known cigar manufacturer of Belleville; her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Katharina Mohr, the widow of the deceased Mr. Julius Mohr; and her 22 grandchildren.

The funeral took place last Sunday afternoon at two o’clock, from the residence to the Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Ariel Bevers and Audrey Schuetz]

Paul Bub
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, December 7, 1893, Page 7 Column 5

Mr. Paul Bub died Friday afternoon in Carlyle, Illinois, at age 57.

The deceased was born in Gimmeldingen near Neustadt an der Hardt and came to America in 1859. When the deceased was 26 years old he moved to Belleville and ran a wagon workshop with Mr. Joseph Schwarz on East Main Street. Around eight years later he went to Turkey Hill where he devoted himself to farming.

He married Ms. Katharina Lutz in Mascoutah, who died on December 25th, 1891 in Carlyle, where the family settled twelve years ago. The deceased ran a wagon workshop in Carlyle. He leaves behind four sons, and three daughters. One of his sons Mr. Fred Bub worked for his uncle in Belleville, the well-known barber Mr. Fritz Bub and later moved to St. Louis. In addition, he leaves behind the following siblings: Mr. Fritz Bub of Belleville; Mr. Gottlieb Bub of Jefferson County, Illinois; Mr. Michael Bub of St. Louis; and Mrs. Katharina Lutz, widow of the deceased Mr. Georg Lutz of Hannibal, Missouri; as well as a grandchild.

He was a member of the Carlyle Lodge of the Odd Fellows under whose auspices the burial took place on Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock in Carlyle. [Translated By Camille Abrams and Adriana Loya]

Sarah A. Carey
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, August 2, 1812, Page 7 Column 5

Mrs. Susan A. Carey died on Friday evening at 9 pm, in her residence of the corner of South Spring and 3rd Street.

The deceased was born on August 2, 1812 in Virginia and reached the age of 81 years, 3 months and 29 days. She married Mr. Peter Carey 60 years ago in Louisville, Kentucky and came to Belleville 50 years ago where he died in 1849.

They had 6 children, all of whom have died. Their son Peter, served in the last war, was wounded in the battle of Wilson Creek and died several days later.

The funeral took place on a Sunday afternoon from the residence to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Rayna Campbell and Layne Price]

Franz Gerber
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, December 14, 1893, Page 8 Column 2

Mr. Franz Gerber died yesterday morning at 11:30 in his residence, 306 South High Street, at the age of 66 year.

The deceased war born on October 11, 1827, in Oberfranken, Bayern, and in 1852, came to America, directly to Belleville. He was soon married after his arrival to the city, to Ms. Margaretha Ernst, who survives him. He was a cooper by profession. Besides his wife, he leaves behind two children: Mr. John Gerber und Ms. Maria Gerber, both of Belleville.

The funeral takes place Friday afternoon from the residence to St. Peter’s Cathedral and from there to Green Mount Cemetery [Translated by Evan Tenpenny]

Elisabeth Frank
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, December 14, 1893, Page 8 Column 2

Mrs. Elisabeth Frank died in the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. Peter Herkelrath, at 926 Lebanon Avenue on Tuesday afternoon, at the age of 83 years, 3 months, and 18 days old.

She was born on August 17, 1811 in Hemsbach, Baden and came to America in the year 1833, moving directly to Belleville, where her first husband Mr. Adam Gr&3228;ber [Graeber] and her four children died of Cholera in 1854. She later married Mr. Karl Frank, who died many years ago. The past 24 years she has lived with her daughter, Mrs. Peter Herkelrath.

She leaves behind her well-known son from her first marriage, Mr. Adam Gràber [Graeber], of Belleville, as well as her daughter, Mrs. Marie Herkelrath; in addition a stepson in New Orleans and a stepson in Kansas, as well as 6 grandchildren in Belleville.

The funeral takes place this afternoon at 2 o’clock from the residence to Walnut Cemetery. [Translated by Zack Linscott]

Louise Hercher
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, December 14, 1893, Page 8 Column 2

Mrs. Louise Hercher, wife of Mr. Heinrich Hercher, died Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. in her residence at Rentchler Station, eight miles east of Belleville.

The deceased was the daughter of Mr. Joseph Schneider, whose residence is four miles east of Belleville on Mascoutah Road. She was born on November 19, 1868, two miles south of Belleville. She reached the age of 25 years and 16 days.

On February 14, 1893, she marries her surviving spouse Mr. Heinrich Hercher. She leaves behind a nine- day-old child. Furthermore, she leaves behind her parents, two brothers and five sisters.

The funeral will take place this morning at 10 a.m. from the residence to St. Luke’s Church and then to Green Mount Cemetery. [Translated by Lisa Gasawski, Andrea Monte, and Cydney Robinson]

Katharina Hemann
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, December 12, 1893, Page 7 Column 4

Mrs. Katherina Hemann, nee Bahr, died in her residence on 517 South High Street on Sunday morning, at 20 minutes before 11 a.m., at the age of 84 years old, 7 months, and 25 days.

The deceased was born on April 15, 1809, in Baden and moved to America in 1820 as a child. She first lived in St. Louis where she married Mr. Bernhard Hemann. The couple moved to Belleville in 1847. Mr. Hemann, who was a machine operator and worked for many years in the Harrison Factory, died on April 12, 1872.

The now deceased leaves behind the following children: Mr. Willhelm Hemann of Belleville; Mrs. Marie Peters, wife of Mr. John Peters of East St. Louis; Mrs. Margaretha Smith, wife of Mr. George Smith of St. Louis; Mrs. Carolina Reiß [Reiss], wife of Mr. Philipp Reiß [Reiss] of St. Louis; and Mr. John, Mr. Heinrich, and Mr. Bernhard Hemann living of Belleville; in addition 37 grandchildren, as well as a sister, Mrs. Magdalena Heidelberger of St. Louis.

The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the residence to St. Peter’s Cathedral and then to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Seth McKee and Drew Dohlke]

Friedrich Geyer
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, December 21, 1893, Page 8 Column 3

At 6 o’clock yesterday morning, Mr. Friedrich Geyer died in his residence, 306 North Charles Street, at the age of 67 years, 3 months, and 6 days.

He was born In Waltersdorf, Sachsen-Weimar on September 7, 1826. In 1852, he came to America and traveled directly to St. Louis. On June 19, 1852, he married Rosina Wolfram, who survives him. The couple moved to Belleville that year, but then moved to Red Bud, Illinois, where they lived for 5 years, and then moved back to Belleville, where they have lived ever since. Mr. Geyer was a brick mason and accumulated great wealth through hard work and frugality.

Besides his spouse, he leaves behind the following children: Mr. Louis Geyer of the Oakland Addition, Mrs Bertha Lauenstein, wife of Mr. Heinrich Lauenstein of Belleville, and Ms. Emma Geyer, who resides with her parents; as well as 8 grandchildren and one brother, Mr. Gottleib Geyer, as well as a sister, the widowed Mrs. Christine Röser [Roeser], whom both reside in Litchfeild, Illinois.

The deceased was a member of the St. Paul’s Benevolent Society and Krothal-Leidertafel, under whose auspices the burial took place Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the residence to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Daniel and Daniyil]

Barbara Kahlert
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, December 21, 1893, Page 8 Column 3

Mrs. Barbara Kahlert, who resides near Freeburg, on the road to Fayetteville, died on Tuesday night at the age of 67 years. Yesterday morning, she was buried with numerous participants at the Catholic cemetery near Freeburg.

Her husband, Fritz Kahlert, preceded her in death ten years ago. She leaves behind three sons and four daughters, of which two live in St. Louis and one daughter is married to Mr. Charles Kösterer [Koesterer] of Twelve Mile Prairie. Although the deceased was not blessed with great fortune, she would never allow anyone to leave her home unsatisfied. May she rest in peace.

Katharine Craß [Crass]
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, December 21, 1893, Page 7 Column 5

Mrs. Katharine Craß [Crass] died at her residence, at 208 West 1st Street, on Thursday morning at 11 o'clock, at the age of 75 years, 9 months, and 11 days.

The deceased, born Eimer, was born on the March 3, 1818 in Groß K—bach [not recognizable], Rheinpfalz, Bayern and came to America nearly 45 years ago. In 1848, in Nashville, Tennessee, she married her husband, Lothar Craß [Crass], who died on September 27 of this year.

Her surviving relatives are: her daughter, the widowed Christine Meidinger, of Belleville, and her son George Craß [Crass], who resides two miles from Belleville on Carlyle Road; in addition 11 grandchildren and one brother, Mr. John Eimer, of Ohio. The Funeral procession took place on Saturday morning at 9 o’clock from the residence to St. Peter's cathedral, then to Green Mount Cemetery where she was buried. [Translated By Justin Weaver and Preston Groves]

Anna Dorothea Heller
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, December 21, 1893, Page 7 column 5

Anna Dorothea Heller, nee Breidenbach, died on Friday afternoon at one o’clock at the residence of her son, the police captain, Mr. Otto Kaysing, on Illinois Street, near First South Street, at the age of 80 years and 8 months.

The deceased was born in Sachsen, Germany where she was also married. The family came to America in 1850 and settled in Milwaukee. In the year 1858 the family moved to Belleville, where her husband died in 1866. The marriage produced seven children; three daughters and four sons. Of the sons, two are deceased, while the other two live in different states of the Union. The daughters are: Mrs. Elisabeth Arnold, of Belleville; Mrs. Christine Kaysing, of Belleville; and Mrs. Emmy Lowell, of St. Louis.

In addition, deceased leaves behind 22 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. The burial will be on Sunday, at a yet-to-be determined time. [Translated by Brandon Butler and Tony Granja]

Anna Maßmeyer [Anna Massmeyer]
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, December 21, 1893, Page 7 Column 5

Mrs. Anna Maßmeyer [Anna Massmeyer] died last Wednesday at 63 years old on her farm, two miles northwest of Fayetteville. The deceased leaves behind three sons and one daughter. The funeral took place on Friday. [Translated by Cameron Wettig and Katey Sauerwein]

Anna Leonard
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, December 21, 1893, Page 7 Column 5

Mrs. Anna Leonard died, Friday morning at the residence of Mr. Karl Feucht, at 210 West 3rd Street at the age of 75 years. The deceased was born in Ireland and came to America at the age of 20. 40 years ago she came to Belleville and lived there ever since. Her Husband, Mr. Barney Leonard, died on January 5, 1884. She did not leave behind any relatives.

The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence and then to Green Mount Cemetery. [Translated by Cameron Wettig and Katey Sauerwein]

Ludwig Hedwig
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, December 21, 1893, Page 7 Column 5

Mr. Ludwig Hedwig died on Sunday in Mascoutah at the age of 74 years and 9 months. The deceased leaves behind a widow and several grandchildren. He was a member of the Freemason Order, under whose auspices the funeral took place Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m. in Mascoutah. [Translated by Cameron Wettig and Katey Sauerwein]

Veronika Hirsch
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, December 18, 1893, Page 7 Column 5

Mrs. Veronika Hirsch, wife of Mr. John Hirsch, of Millstadt, died this morning at the age of 54 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. The deceased leaves behind her husband, her two sons, and her three daughters.

The funeral takes place tomorrow in Millstadt. [Translated by Travis Michalke and Stone Allen]

Katharina Jäger [Jaeger] Belleviller Post und Zeitung, December 18, 1893, Page 7 Column 5

This morning at 11:30 a.m., Mrs. Katharina Jäger [Jaeger], wife of Mr. Karl Jäger [Jaeger], died at in her residence at the crossing of Freeburg Avenue and Charles Street at the age of 42 years, 4 months, and 23 days.

The deceased was born on July 29, 1851 in Germany where her husband, Mr. Karl Jäger [Jaeger], a soldier died 12 years ago. The widow moved to America 11 years ago. She first stayed in Georgetown and later moved to Chester, where she lived for two years. She then moved to Belleville and has stayed in this area since. She leaves behind her sixteen-year-old son.

The funeral takes place next Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the residence, to St. Peter’s Cathedral, and from there to Green Mount Cemetery. [Translated by Travis Michalke and Stone Allen]

Magdalena Lehmann
Beviller Post und Zeitung, December 28, 1893, Page 7 Column 5

The widowed Mrs. Magdalena Lehmann died Friday afternoon at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital at the age of 82 years. The deceased lived in Mascoutah for many years.

The funeral was on Saturday afternoon at the repository of Holdener and Company and from there to St. Peters Cathedral and then to Green Mount Cemetery. [Translated by Sabrina Voss]

Mary Grindrod
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, December 28, 1893, Page 8 Column 2

Mrs. Mary Grindrod died in her home, near the Western Brewery in West End, last Sunday evening at 8 o’clock, at the age of 74 years, 8 months, and 2 days. She was the wife of Mr. John Grindrod.

The deceased was born in England and lived in this area for 40 years. She leaves behind her spouse and several grown children.

The funeral took place yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the residence to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Harrison Gimenez and Brandon Hickey]

Konrad Dintelmann
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, December 28, 1893, Page 8 Column 2

Mr. Konrad Dintelmann died yesterday before noon in his residence on North Illinois Street at the age of 52 years. The deceased was born in the year 1841 in Ueberau, Hessen-Darmstadt and came to Belleville in the year 1855 with his parents, where he learned the trade of blacksmithing, which he worked until his death. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Mr. Dintelmann joined in the 9th Illinois Volunteer Regiment and later served in the 12th Missouri Regiment for three years, and then he was a member of a Kentucky Regiment for a year. After the war, he the now deceased Ms. Caroline Abegg, who died ten years ago along with their child. In the year 1884, Mr. Dintelmann entered into a second marriage with Ms. Nettie Stuart, who survives with their four children. Along with them, he also leaves behind two brothers: Mr. George Dintelmann, of Nashville, Illinois, and Mr. Philipp Dintelmann, of Belleville. Mr. Dintelmann was a member of the Hecker Post of the Grand Army of the Republic under whose auspices he will be buried on Friday morning. [Translated by Harrison Gimenez and Brandon Hickey]

Maria Santive
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, , December 28, 1893, Page 8, Column 2

Maria Santive died yesterday afternoon at 2:10 at age 52 in the residence of her sister, Mrs. Katharina Briesacker, 1 mile from Belleville on Georgetown Road. She was the wife of Mr. John Santive and lived 3 miles from Belleville on Millstadt Road.

The deceased was visiting her sister last week, where she died at yesterday. She came down with an illness so serious that she could not be moved to residence. Last week, local physicians performed an operation on her, but they couldn’t save her.

She leaves behind her spouse, 4 sons, and 6 daughters: furthermore 6 grandchildren, as well as a mother in Burksville, Illinois. She was the mother in law to Mr. Huber from Reliance Tea Company. The time of the funeral is not yet determined. [Translated by Austin Klug]

Conrad Zimlich
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, January 4, 1894, Page 7 Column 3

Mr. Conrad Zimlich passed away in his residence at 319 South Church Street on Friday evening at 11:30 p.m. at the age of 76.

The deceased was born on June 24, 1817, in Armsheim, in the Grand Duchy of Hessen-Darmstadt. There he married Ms. Phillipine [last name illegible] in 1841. The couple came to America in 1854, where they first settled in Baltimore, Maryland. After 15 years in the Baltimore area, the couple then moved to Belleville and where they stayed. Mr. Zimlich was a miller by profession but has been retired for years.

The bereaved relatives are: his widow and the following children: Mrs. Katharina Lengfelder, spouse of Mr. Karl Lengfelder, who lives in Mt. Vernon, Illinois; Mrs. Louise Dobschutz, wife of Mr. Moritz Dobschutz, of Belleville; Mr. Philipp Zimlich and Ms. Lena Zimlich , who both live in Belleville. The deceased is also survived by his 12 grandchildren.

The funeral procession took place Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. It started at the residence and ended at the Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Travis Agne and Tom Hillebrand]

John Dittmann
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, January 4, 1894, Page 7 Column 3

Mr. John Dittmann died on Friday evening, at 11 o’clock at his son’s residence, Mr. Karl Dittmann, at211 East 6th Street, at the age of 76 years, 6 months and 16 days.

The deceased was born on June 13, 1817 in Mecklenburg-Schwerin. In September 1848 he married Ms. Elisabeth [illegible last name- Zi-----nn] and he came with her to America in year 1857. He first stayed in the state of New York and then moved to Mascoutah with his family in 1858, where he has lived since. He was a tailor by profession. Since September 16, he has been at the residence of his son Karl in Belleville, where he died.

The deceased served in the last war as a volunteer in Company D 149 of the Illinois Infantry Regiment of Colonel W.G. Küffner [Kueffner].

The deceased leaves behind his wife and the following four children: Mrs. Donna Bauer, wife of Mr. Anselm Bauer in Mascoutah, Mr. Wm. Dittmann in Belleville, Mrs. Anna Blake, wife of Mr. Jakob Blafe in St. Louis and Mr. Karl Dittmann, of Belleville, as well as his 13 grandchildren and a brother and sister in Milwaukee.

The funeral took place at 1:30 on Tuesday afternoon in Mascoutah. [Translated by Paige Grissom and Olivia Fuehne]

Franz Lill
Belleviller Post und Zeitunug , January 11, 1894, Page 7 Column 3

Franz Lill passed away in East Saint Louis on Thursday morning at the age of 23. He is the son of Belleville resident Jakob Lill, who resides on 726 South Spring Street.

The deceased was born and raised in Belleville. Around a year-and-a-half ago, he married and moved to East Saint Louis.

He leaves behind his widow as well as his parents and the following siblings; Mr. Jakob, Mr. Peter, Mr. John, Mr. Edmund Lill, and, Anna Klockemeyer wife of Mr. Georg Klockenmeyer.

The funeral took place last Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock in East Saint Louis [Translated by: Delaney Palumbo and Abby Hawthorne]

Cora J. Schott
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, January 18, 1894, Page 7 Column 4

Mrs. Cora Schott, nee Whiteside, wife of Mr. Conrad Schott Jr., died yesterday in her home at 708 Freeburg Avenue, at the age of 20 years, 3 months and 11 days.

The deceased was born on October 3, 1873 on her father's, Mr. Louis Whiteside’s, farm, 3 Miles east of Belleville. On June 19, 1892 she married Mr. Conrad Schott Jr. in Saint Louis. However, they have since moved to Belleville. Along with her husband she leaves behind her 12 day old son and her father, who resides 3 miles east of Belleville.

The funeral will take place this Afternoon from the home to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by: Delaney Palumbo and Abby Hawthorne]

Sophie Jeanette Klingel
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, January 18, 1894 , Page 7 Column 4

Mrs. Sophie Jeanette Klingel, nee Schmitt, died Saturday morning at four o’clock in the residence of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Marie Courar, on the corner of the Main and Richard Street, at the age of 71 years, 7 months, and 17 days.

The deceased was born in Germany and came to America at 18 years old, settling in St. Louis and marrying John Klingel in 1846. The couple moved to Freeburg. They had one child together, Mr. Edward Klingel, the first husband of Mrs. Marie Courar, nee Reichart. He died 16 years ago in Freeburg.

Two years after her spouse died, the deceased moved from Freeburg to Florissant, Missouri, where she lived with her sister for two months and then to her daughter-in-law’s home, Mrs. Courar, in Belleville, where she died.

The deceased leaves behind two brothers and two sisters: Jacob Schmitt who lives near Duquoin, Illinois; Mr. Peter Schmitt in Virginia City, Nevada; Mrs. Katharina Wagner in Florissant, Missouri; and Mrs. Elizabeth Habichi who lives in Bonny Doon, California; furthermore her daughter-in-law, Marie Courar, in Belleville, as well as both of her granddaughters Elise and Bertha Klingel.

The funeral took place Monday morning at 8 o’clock from the residence to Freeburg. [Translated by Cameron Heimann and Patrick Storment]

Servatius Schanuel
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, January 25, 1894, Page 7 Column 4

Mr. Servatius Schanuel died at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital on Thursday morning at 3 o’clock at the age of 86 years, 5 months, and 23 days.

The deceased was born on July 25, 1808 on Sauerschwabenheim, Hessen. He came to America in 1840 and lived several years in New Orleans. In 1844, he came to Belleville and married Ms. Anna Henninger, who survives. The deceased was a carter in Belleville and is well-known in the area.

Besides his widow, he is survived by his two sons Mr. Heinrich and Mr. John Schanuel, who both reside in Belleville; his sister Mrs. Elisabeth Heidelberg, the wife of Mr. Joseph Heidelberg, who also resides in Belleville; and his 8 grandchildren. The funeral took place on Friday morning at 9 o’clock from the hospital to St. Peter’s Cathedral and from there to Green Mount Cemetery. [Translated by Emily Winland]

Katharine Mater
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, April 27, 1895, Page 9, Column 5

Monday evening, the widowed Katharine Mater passed away 3 miles south of Belleville at her son Mr. Alfred Mater's farm. She was born in 1823 in Lorraine [now part of France, although German prior to World War I], where she married her husband, who passed away 27 years ago. The recently deceased arrived in this country and in St. Clair County in 1874. Two sons, one daughter, and eleven grand kids are mourning the death. The body will be blessed this morning at 9 o’clock at St. Peter’s Cathedral and from there brought to Green Mount Cemetery. [Translated by Owen Luetkemeyer]

George Etling
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, May 4, 1893, Page 7, Column 4

Mr. George Etling died on his father’s farm, four miles west of Georgetown, Friday at the age of 22 as a result of fever of the nerves. The deceased leaves behind his parents, eight siblings; three sisters and five brothers. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon at one o’clock at Georgetown Cemetery. [Translated by Andy Gaa]

Brigitta Mutz
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, May 4, 1893, Page 7, Column 4

Brigitta Mutz died Friday evening at her residence on 306 Jarrot Street, Pleasant Hill. The deceased, age 66, died as a result of Edema. She was born on February 2, 1827 in Zähringen [Zaehringen], Baden [now in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany]. In 1853, the deceased came directly to Belleville from Germany. Shortly thereafter, she married Mr. Anton Mutz. She had 3 children, two of whom preceded her in death. After divorcing her husband, the deceased became an avid member of the Rosenkranz Verein and the Christlicher Mutter Verein [Christian mother's Society] of St. Peter's Parish. The funeral took place under their auspices on Monday morning at 8 o'clock in St. Peter's Cathedral to Green Mount Cemetery. [Translated by Danny Massie, Sam Basset, and Will Yaeger]

Valentin Schatz
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, May 4, 1893, Page 7, Column 4

On Sunday, Mr. Valentin Schatz, age 29, passed away in the house of his father-in-law, Mr. Heinrich Schwarz, on South Airy Street, on the West End. The deceased, came to this country in 1881 with his wife, daughter of the aforementioned Mr. Heinrich Schwartz, and lived in St. Louis until coming to Belleville a week ago. The deceased is survived by his wife, his parents-in-law, his mother and a sister in Germany, as well as three sisters in Cincinnati, and a brother in Harper, Iowa. The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Danny Massie, Sam Basset, and Will Yaeger]

Mrs. Jacob Neubauer
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, May 11, 1893, Page 1, Column 5

Mr.Jacob Neubauer, who lives on 1802 West Main Street, woke up yesterday morning around 6 o'clock to find that his wife had already left the bed. He believed that she had gone into the kitchen. He looked for her without success in the kitchen and the yard, and finally he entered the smoke house and, shockingly, he found his wife hanging from the rafters. He called for his servant, Mr.Dan. Price, in terror, who hurried to Mr.Neubauer to cut the rope. The body of the deceased was still warm, but her life was gone. Dr. Vetter was called to confirm her death. Coroner Campbell came to confirm that the death of Mrs. Neubauer was suicide. Coroner Campbell's autopsy confirmed that it was suicide from an attack of insanity. The deceased, 54, fell into a well on Good Friday, but she was later saved. After the shock of the accident, she became depressed.

Mrs. Neubauer was born August 1st in Niederklingerin, the present state of Hessen, where she married her surviving husband. In the year 1871, she followed her husband to Belleville, who came over in 1866, with a child. The couple had two children named Marie Sauer and Fredinand Neubauer. The father of the deceased was a member of the "Reliable Protection" lodge no. 11 under whose auspices the funeral took place on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the residence to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Keelan Vaughn and Chris Mitchell]

Louis Faber
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, May 18, 1893, Page 7, Column 4

Thursday morning, shortly after midnight, Mr. Louis Faber died at his residence at 300 Second North and East Street, Pleasant Hill, at the age of 75. The deceased was born in the famous spa town of Homburg, Germany [most likely the city of Bad Homburg vor Höhe, in the state of Hessen, not Homburg in the state of Saarland, since it is mentioned as a spa town.] Since the year 1862, the deceased was a tax collector on Mascoutah Landstraße [Road]. The deceased leaves behind his wife, Margaret Faber, born Deisch[?], whom he married in Germany in 1840, six children: two sons and four daughters. The sons are Theodor and Philipp Faber of Belleville. The daughters are Sophie Faber in Belleville, Mrs. Louise Weber, of New Memphis, Illinois, Mrs. Emma Beisiegel of Fort Smith, Arkansas, and Mrs. Elise Metzler in Mommouth, Oregon. He also has 15 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson. The funeral service will be Saturday afternoon at Walnut Hill cemetery. [Translated by Stephen Cleveland]

Mary Francis Gannon
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, May 18, 1893, Page 7, Column 4

At 6 o’clock Friday evening, Mrs. Mary Francis Gannon, born Grace, of 18 North High Street passed away at the age of 67 at her residence. She lived in Belleville since 1841, making her one of longest living inhabitants in this city.

The deceased was born on April 26, 1827 in Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia. In 1854 she married Michael J. Gannon, who died in 1870 and is remembered as one of the older residents of Belleville. She is survived by five children: John T. Gannon, M. G. Gannon, and Mrs. Chas. Deobald in Belleville, Joseph E. Gannon in Freeburg, and Mrs. J. M. Gilligan in St. Louis as well as 18 grandchildren.

The funeral took place Sunday afternoon at 3:30 from the residence to St. Luke’s Church and then to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Kristin Masur]

Elisabeth Gerhardt
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, May 18, 1893, Page 7, Column 4

The widow Elizabeth Gerhardt died at 71 years of age in her residence at 1304 West Main Street. The deceased was born on October 8, 1821 in Rheinbayern [Rhenish Bavaria-a region in today’s state of Rheinland-Pfalz] and came to this country in 1835 with her parents and 12 siblings where they lived on a farm in St Clair County near Millstadt. In 1839 she married John A Maxwell who died in the Mexican-American War. In 1851 the widow married John Gerhardt who later died in 1868. The deceased is survived by 7 children including 4 sons and 3 daughters, 4 sisters, 2 brothers, 11 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. The funeral was Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Michelle Savant and Karina Thompson]

John Baker
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, May 18, 1893, Page 7, Column 4

At the county farm at the age of 47, John Baker from Belleville died on Saturday. The funeral was on Sunday at the Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Michelle Savant and Karina Thompson]

Edgar P. Williams
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, May 18, 1893, Page 7, Column 4

On Sunday, at the age of 24, Edgar P. Williams died working on the farm of Charles P. Griffin 8 miles east of Belleville. [Translated by Michelle Savant and Karina Thompson]

Lilly Miller
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, May 18, 1893, Page 8, Column 1

The family of Mr. A. F. Miller met an unfortunate fate. On Monday morning at 3 o’clock, Ms. Lilly Miller died at the young age of 19 at her family's residence on 701 South High Street. The deceased leaves behind in addition to her parents, two sisters, Mrs. E. Gates of Alton, Illinois and Alice, and a brother, Fritz Miller. Many friends grieve the loss of the young lady. The funeral took place from on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 from the residence to Walnut Hill Cemetery for her burial. [Translated by Kyle Gomez and Kyle Stocks]

Joseph Kohl
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, May 25, 1893, Page 7, Column 4

Friday morning shortly after 4 o'clock, at the age of 62, Mr. Joseph Kohl died at his residence at 111 East Main Street.

The deceased was born January 9th 1831, in Ruppertsberg in Palatine [currently part of the city of Bad Dürkheim in the German state of Rheinland-Pfalz] and came to this country in 1853, coming directly to Belleville. In 1856, he married his wife Ms.Katharine Brenner, who now survives him. The couple had three children and only one of them, Mr. Julius Kohl, the well-known grocer on East Main Street, survives his father.

The deceased was very well known. He worked for five years in our city as a street inspector. He was a traveling agent for the Western Brewery for eight years. And later he was an agent for the Heim Brewery in East St. Louis for eight years. He was a devoted singer, Turner [gymnast], and one of the founders of the local fire department.

Mr. Joseph Kohl was a member of the following societies and lodges: Hecker Post no.443 [Grand Army of the Republic]; Arminius Lodge no.582 [Knights of Honor fraternal organization; Hermann Lodge no. 286 D.O.H. [Deutcher Orden Harugari which was a German fraternal organization]; Belleville Lodge no.388 I.O.O.F. [International Order of Old Fellows] and the Gerstaecker Lodge no. 138 [Ancient Order of United Workmen].

Aside from leaving behind his widow and sons, the departed leaves behind a daughter- in-law, four grandchildren, and two brothers, our market controllers, Mr. Charles Kohl and Mr. Franz Kohl.

Mr. Kohl was one of the older, well-known and respected citizens of this city and many people attended his funeral. [Translated by Anthony Soots and Kayla Mahaffey]

Joseph Kohl
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, May 25, 1893, Page 7 Column 4

On Sunday, the procession to his final resting-place at Walnut Cemetery was so long that one could not see the end of it on Belleville's streets, because he was such a prominent citizen. In a room at his residence, his body was presented and surrounded with flowers. Shortly after 2 o’clock Reverend Weber held a prayer and then pallbearers from each lodge came forth to carry him. Taking part was Adam Seib and William Schoeneberg from the Gerstaecker Lodge No. 138 A.O.U.W. [Ancient Order of the United Workmen], John Schuff and George Hofmeister from the Hermann Lodge No. 286 D.O.H. [Deutscher Orden Harugari German Secret Society], and Fritz Gabel and Henry Engel from the Arminius Lodge No. 582 K. of H. [Knights of Honor]. Between the members of the lodges previously named and the members of Belleville Lodge No. 338 I.O.O.F. [International Order of Odd Fellows], and the Hecker Post No. 443 G.A.R. [Grand Army of the Republic] carried the deceased to start the procession. Next to the hearse, under the command of, George Klum with a company of honorable veterans, John Brunner, Henry Schweickert, John Gassenschmidt, Joseph Beger, Fritz Schneider and William Osmann, who fired the last 3 shots over his open grave. As people arrived, Hecker Post and Belleville Lodge celebrated the life of Mr. Kohl with a memorial. Rev. William Weber held a speech at his grave site. Before the ceremony at the grave, the active members of the Kronthal Liedertafel [singing society] began to sing "As they rest so gently." After the conclusion of the memorial service the body was laid down into the grave with flowers around it. [Translated by Sam Basset and Will Yeager]

Frank Ritz
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, May 25, 1893, Page 7 Column 4

At the age of 39, Frank Ritz died from a hemorrhage Sunday afternoon at 5o’clock at his residence at 30 West Chestnut Street in the West End. The deceased was born in 1854 in Danzig, West-Prussia [was German at the time, is today Gdansk, Poland] and came to America in 1878 and settled directly in St. Clair County. On November 30, 1884, he married Maria Volz in Ridge Prairie who passed away on February 17th of this year. He is survived by his 6 year old son and his 4 year daughter who are now completely orphaned. Mr. Ritz was a member of Lincoln Lodge No. 72’s of the “Treubund Orden” [Unabhängiger Orden des Treubundes - German secret society], and under whose protection, the burial took place Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock after a procession from his home to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Sam Marek]

Margaretha Müller [Mueller]
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, May 25, 1893, Page 7 Column 4

At the age of 69, the widow Margaretha Mueller from Pleasant Hill died. Her burial will take place at 9 o’clock in the morning from her house to St. Peter’s Cathedral and from there to Green Mount Cemetery. [Translated by Sam Marek]

Edgar Smith
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, May 25, 1893, Page 7 Column 4

Mr. and Mrs. Otto F. Smith, residents of 13 South Chestnut Street, of the west end, lost their 14 year old son Edgar through death. The burial of the body took place Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Walnut Hill Cemetery [Translated by Scott Williams]

Daniel Agne
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, May 25, 1893, Page 7 Column 4

On Friday, Mr. Jacob Agne and his wife, residents at 313 Kretschmer Avenue, lost their 16 year old son Daniel through death. The body was brought to its final resting place at 11 o'clock Sunday morning at the Walnut Hill Cemetery, and laid to rest in peace. [Translated by Scott Williams]

Hermann Dietrich Schröder [Schroeder]
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, May 25, 1893, Page 8, Column 1

After a long illness, Hermann D. Schroeder died on Tuesday morning around 9 o’clock in his residence at 11 South High Street. He died of old age at 76.

The deceased was born on March 1, 1817 in Holdgast, Oldenburg [in the present German state of Lower-Saxony/Niedersachsen]. He came to America with his family in 1861 and came to Belleville the following year. He worked as a dyer. He married his surviving wife Anna Margarethe Ahlers on April 8, 1855 in Germany. He leaves behind a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Ryan of St. Louis, as well as two other children and 6 grandchildren in Germany.

The funeral took place with great help from family and friends yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock starting at the deceased’s home and ending at Walnut Hill Cemetery. Reverend Kühn [Kuehn] from the Lutheran Zion’s parish spoke at the house and the grave. [Translated by Haley Koch and Anna Gailius]

John Courar
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, May 25, 1893, Page 8 Column 1

Tuesday evening at 8 am, John Courar died in his residence at 200 West Main Street at the age of 47. The deceased was born in Zemmer, Trier in the Rheinprovinz [Zemmer is in the modern German state of Rheinland-Pfalz] on April 9, 1846. He came to this country in the year 1864. In 1873 he married Miss Marie Hammer, who preceded him in death in 1878. On the 30th of September 1879 he married Mrs. Maria Klingel, also a widow, whose maiden name was Reichert. He is survived by 7 daughters and 2 sons, his wife, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Theresa Edeldorf and Mrs. Elizabeth Schönhofen [Schoenhofen]. Both sisters live in Belleville while 2 brothers live in Germany.

Mr. Courar ran a tavern and a shoemaking business that was not only known in Belleville, but also widely known throughout St. Clair County. He was a member of the Catholic Knights of America, branch 39, and the Western Catholic Union, branch 125, and under those auspices, Friday morning at 9 am the wake will be held, followed by the ceremony at St. Peters Cathedral and then he will be buried in the Green Mount Cemeteries. [Translated by Owen Luetkemeyer and Bobby Shull]

Martin Gunther
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, May 25, 1893, Page 8 Column 1

Professor Martin Gunther, of the Seminary of the Lutheran Missouri Synod in St. Louis, died suddenly on Sunday in St. Louis, Missouri. The deceased, who reached the age of 61 years, was a well-known personality to Lutherans throughout the west. The burial will be today, Thursday, at the Dreieinigkeits-Gemeinde [Trinity Church] Cemetery in St. Louis. Reverend Chr. Kuehn from the local Zion Lutheran Church will preside over the funeral. [Translated by Owen Luetkemeyer and Bobby Shull]

Philipp Bauer
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, June 15, 1893, Page 7 Column 3

On Saturday, Herr Philipp Bauer passed away in his home, 106 South Richland Street, at the age of 48, after a long illness. He was born December 8, 1845, in Moschbach, Rheinpfalz. He came to this country in 1864, following his parents, who had already settled in Mascoutah. There, he ran a saloon until 2 months ago, when he relocated to Belleville to seek medical assistance. He married a second time in 1889 with a widowed woman, Ms. Friedericke Schulz from Edwardsville, who survives him. Also left behind are 2 sisters and a stepson. The burial took place on Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, at the Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Devin Bennett & Evan Trentman, Updated 20 October 2015.]

[Note: Newspapers have errors even today. The village of Moschbach in the Rheinpfalz was spelled incorrectly. Read how one researcher discovered the true name and where the records are today.]

Julius Kreitner
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, June 22, 1893, Page 8 Column 1

Mr. Julius Kreitner died on Saturday evening at the age of 27 years, 3 months and 5 days, at the residence of his son-in-law Mr. William James, of 1016 South Charles Street, after a long sickness of consumption. The deceased was born in Belleville. Fourteen months ago he married his surviving wife Marie (nee Haumesser). He worked for a long time for Harrison Machine Works until he was overcome by the terrible illness.

Besides his grieving wife, he is survived by three brothers and two sisters: Frank Kreitner of Mound City, Illinois, George of Belleville, Edward of St. Louis, Mrs. Emma James of Belleville and Ms. Henrietta Kreitner of Belleville. The funeral took place on Monday at Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Joseph Jones and Nicole Jackson]

Eugen Louis
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, June 29, 1893, Page 15 Column 4

Friday afternoon, Eugen Louis, died at age 39 his mother, Marie Barbara Louis’ farm, located 2.5 miles from Belleville on Poorhaus Road. The deceased was born on November 16, 1854 on the same farm where he died yesterday. In 1885 he married his surviving wife, Lizzie (nee Bertelsmann). Also surviving are his 2 children, ages 3 and 6, as well as 2 brothers, Leon and Frank Louis.

The burial took place Monday morning at 10 o’clock at St. Peters Cathedral and from there to Green Mount Cemetery. [Translated by Evan Trentman and Devin Bennett]

Child of Julius Hanft
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, June 29, 1893, Page 15 Column 4

On Thursday, the 16 month-old child of Mr. Julius Hanft, of 909 Freeburg Avenue, died. The burial took place on Saturday morning 10 o’clock, from the residence to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Devin Bennett and Evan Trentman]

Benjamin Vogel
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, June 29, 1893, Page 15 Column 4

Mr. Benjamin Vogel, the very well-known musician and long-standing conductor of the Olympic Theater Orchestra, succumbed to a heart condition at his residence, 715 Hickory Street, in St. Louis. The deceased was also very well-known in Belleville. [Translated by Devin Bennett and Evan Trentman]

Henriette Kessel
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, June 29, 1893, Page 15, Column 4

Mrs. Henriette Kessel passed away on Wednesday evening at 5 o’clock at her residence, 411 North Spring Street. We had reported yesterday that Mrs. Kessel suffered a stroke yesterday morning.

Ms. Kessel was born on July 17, 1830, in Sachsen [Saxony], Germany. In 1853, she and her surviving husband came to America, coming directly to Belleville. Apart from her husband, she is survived by two daughters, namely Ms. Lina Kolb, who lives in Belleville, and Mr. Emil Schawacker, of St. Louis, as well as five grandchildren. She also has a brother, Mr. August Karl of Marissa, a sister, Ms. John Vollet of Trenton, Illinois, and a brother and sister who live in Germany.

The funeral took place on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock under the auspices of the St. Paulus Frauenverein [St. Paul’s Women’s Association] from the residence to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Seth Marek, Peyton Kaercher, and Meghan Gingrich]

Ferdinand Huff
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, June 29, 1893, Page 15 Column 4

Mr. Ferdinand Huff, of the corner of 27th and Rutger Street in St. Louis, died suddenly at his residence on Thursday. He is the son of the old resident, Mr. Louis Huff, of the West End. The deceased, who was a busy employee of the drug company Meyer Brothers in St. Louis for twelve years, began to experience stomach pain yesterday morning at 10:00. He laid in bed. His wife suggested that he stay in bed to recover. He sat in an armchair, and a minute later, Mrs. Huff saw her husband turn pale. She called for help and sent for the doctor, who came immediately. It was too late because Mr. Huff was already dead. The coroner confirmed the cause of death today, which was heart-attack.

Ferdinand Huff was born on January 11th, 1857 in his parent's residence in Belleville's West End. He enjoyed a very good education in our public schools and graduated with high honors from St. Louis College of Pharmacy. On June 15th, 1882, he was married in St. Louis to his surviving wife, Emilie (née Wiedner). The deceased is also survived by two sons and one daughter, ages 2 to 9 years as well as his very elderly parents and two brothers, Mr. Albert and Mr. Arthur Huff. The funeral was Saturday in St. Louis City. Many people from Belleville attended. [Translated by Peyton Kaercher, Meghan Gingrich, and Seth Marek]

Karl Buchmann
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, July 13, 1893, Page 15 Column 4

Karl Buchmann died on Monday morning at 8 o’clock at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital at the age of 87 years and 5 months. The deceased was born on February 10, 1896 in Rosenweiler, Elsass [Rosenwiller, Alsace- was a German city, but is now part of Alsace, France] He came to America in 1854 and came directly to Belleville, where he first was a baker and then a carter. His wife passed away on June 27, 1891.

The deceased is survived by two sons, Mr. Ignaz and Valentin Buchmann, both of Belleville. A son, Louis, died some years ago. He is also survived by two daughters-in law, 17 grand-children, and one great-grandchild. The funeral took place Tuesday morning at 9:45 at St. Peters Cathedral and at Green Mount Cemetery. [Translated by Korey Prosise and Becca Shanahan]

Maria Baum
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, July 13, 1893, Page 15 Column 4

Mrs. Maria Baum, mother of early Belleville resident and owner of the "Republican House" on South Illinois Street, Mr. Simon Baum, passed away on Friday in Lebanon at the age of 70. She was buried on Sunday. [Translated by Korey Prosise]

Wm. Siebert, Jr.
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, July 13, 1893, Page 15 Column 4

Twenty-three year old Wm. Siebert Jr., who was unmarried, died on his parents’ farm, 3.5 miles southwest of Belleville. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon at one O’clock at the cemetery in Millstadt. [Translated by Korey Prosise]

Adolph Knebelkamp
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, July 13, 1893, Page 15 Column 4

Adolph, the one-and-a-half year old son of Mr. Charles Knebelkamp, of East Main Street, passed away last Saturday evening. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon at Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Becca Shanahan]

Mary Hertz
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, July 13, 1893, Page 15 Column 4

Seventy year old Mrs. Mary Hertz died Monday afternoon at the County Farm. The deceased came from New Athens Township to the institute nearly a year ago. The burial will take place Monday afternoon at the poor cemetery. [Translated by Becca Shanahan]

Kaspar Sulbrock
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, July 20, 1893, Page 7 Columm 6

On Saturday afternoon, 77 year old Kasper Sulbrock, died at his residence on Stromberg Avenue. The funeral took place on Monday afternoon from the residence to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Colin Creedon und Danny Jackson]

Elisabeth Bethmann
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, July 20, 1893, Page 7 Column 6

Elisabeth Bethmann (nee Klug), of 230 North Silver Street in the West End, died after a short illness of Kinderbettfieber [neonatal sepsis]. She was 40 years old. After the death of her parents 18 years ago, the deceased left her home of Rheinbayern [Rhenish Bavaria, now a region in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinite] and came directly to Belleville, where she married her surviving husband, Mr. Jacob Bethmann, 17 years ago. The deceased is survived by her five children, 3 boys and 2 girls, aged 4 days to 12 years, and brothers, Jacob Klug of Belleville and Cornelius Klug of St. Louis.

The funeral took place on Saturday at 2 o’clock from the residence to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Colin Creedon und Danny Jackson]

Louis Stammer
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, July 20, 1893, Page 7 Column 6

Louis Stammer of Freeburg died on Monday evening at 7 o’clock at the County Farm. He came last Tuesday to the County Farm and was suffering from malaria. [Translated by Colin Creedon und Danny Jackson]

Otto Lippert
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, July 20, 1893, Page 7

Otto Lippert, age 32, died Monday night in Mascoutah. The deceased leaves behind a widow and three children. The burial was on Thursday afternoon in Mascoutah. [Translated by Colin Creedon und Danny Jackson]

Harrison Später [Spaeter]
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, July 20, 1893, Page 7 Column 6

Harrison, son of the West End resident Mr. Heinrich J. Später [Spaeter] died on Thursday evening at the age of one year and four months. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon at two o’clock. He was buried at Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Colin Creedon and Danny Jackson]

Daughter of Louis Quellmalz
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, July 20, 1893, Page 7 Column 6

A three week old daughter of Mr. Lous Quellmalz, of Pennslyvania Avenue in the Oakland Addition, died Friday afternoon. She was the daughter of Mr. Louis Quellmalz. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon at two o’clock. She was buried at Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Colin Creedon and Danny Jackson]

Oskar McEwan
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, July 20, 1893, Page 7 Column 6

On Friday afternoon, ten month old Oskar McEwan passed away. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. McEwan of the West End. His funeral was held on Sunday afternoon at two o’clock. He was buried at Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Colin Creedon and Danny Jackson]

Lilly Horn
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, July 20, 1893, Page 7 Column 6

On Saturday morning, eleven year old Lilly Horn passed away. She was the adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bader, of North Illinois Street. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon. She was buried at Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Colin Creedon and Danny Jackson]

Son of Gustav Becker
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, July 20, 1893, Page 7 Column 6

A child of Mr. Gustav Becker, of St. Louis, son-in-law of Mr. Heinrich Wamser, passed away on Saturday in St. Louis. His funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon at Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Colin Creedon and Danny Jackson]

Ida Cox
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, July 20, 1893, Page 7 Column 6

Mrs. Ida Cox, wife of Mr. Frank Cox, died on Saturday night at her residence at 509 North Jackson Street. The deceased had reached an age of 33 years old and leaves behind her husband and four children. The body was taken to St. Jacob, where the burial took place. [Translated by Colin Creedon and Danny Jackson]

Bertha Emilie [Meyer]
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, July 27, 1893, Page 3 Column 2

Bertha Emilie, the seven-month-old daughter of Mr. Peter Meyer, of 322 North Short Street, died at 1:30 pm on Tuesday afternoon. [Translated by Olivia Clarice and Maddie Knipp]

Daughter of Mr. E. B. Powell
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, July 27, 1893, Page 3 Column 2

The 10-month-old daughter of Mr. E.B. Powell, who resides on North Charles Street, died Wednesday night. The burial took place at 2 o’clock on Friday afternoon at Green Mount Cemetery. [Translated by Olivia Clarice and Maddie Knipp]

Child of Mr. Jakob Berthmann
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, July 27, 1893, Page 3 Column 2

The five-day-old child of Mr. Jakob Berthmann, of the West End, died Tuesday afternoon. He was buried on Friday at Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Olivia Clarice and Maddie Knipp]

Frank Crowley
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, July 27, 1893,Page 3 Column 2

Frank Crowley died on Friday morning at the County Farm. He came to the institution on July 13 and had reached the age of 26. He came from Mississippi. The funeral took place on Saturday at the poor cemetery. [Translated by Olivia Clarice and Maddie Knipp]

Wilhelm P. Meckel
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, July 27, 1893, Page 3 Column 2

Wilhelm P., the 2-month-23-day-old son of Mr. Wilhelm Meckel, who resides at the Thomas House, died on Sunday morning. He was buried Monday afternoon at Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Olivia Clarice and Maddie Knipp]

Alice E. Hund
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, July 27, 1893, Page 3 Column 2

Alice E., the 4-month-old daughter of Mr. Florian Hund, died Sunday afternoon at the residence of her grandfather, Mr. Wm. Hemann. The funeral took place on Monday afternoon at Green Mount Cemetery. [Translated by Olivia Clarice and Maddie Knipp]

Robert B. Bouscher
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, July 27, 1893, Page 3 Column 2

Robert B., the 18-month-old son of Mr. M.W. Bouscher, of Birkner Station, died Monday afternoon. The burial took place on Tuesday in Jackson County. [Translated by Olivia Clarice and Maddie Knipp]

Margaretha Hellwig
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, July 27, 1893, Page 3, Column 2

Mrs. Margaretha Hellwig, wife of Mr. Dominick Hellwig, died at her residence, 302 East Main Street, on Friday afternoon at 2:45, at the age of 59 years, 5 months, and 17 days. The deceased was born February 4, 1834 in Lothringen, [was at that time German but is now present-day region of Lorraine, France] where she married her husband. She came to America with her family in 1861 and soon after moved to Belleville. She leaves behind her husband and two grown children: Mr. Anton Hellwig, who runs a grocery store on East Main Street, and Mrs. Lena Bosch, wife of Mr. Theodor Bosch, also of Belleville. Furthermore, the deceased leaves behind seven grandchildren. [Translated by Todd Johnson, Justin Hartwell]

Paul Müller [Mueller]
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, July 27, 1893, Page 3, Column 2

Belleville lost one of its oldest citizens on Thursday afternoon when Mr. Paul Müller [Mueller] passed away at his residence, 713 Jefferson Street, at the age of 80 years, 5 months, and 15 days.

The deceased was born on February 5, 1813 in Wiesville, Lothringen [now the commune of Wiesviller, Lorraine in north-eastern France] February 5, 1813, where he married his first wife. She died after several years and nearly 45 years ago he married his surviving second wife Elisabeth Gangloff. In 1853 the deceased came to America, worked in different cities, and then moved to Belleville. But after 8 years he returned to Lothringen [Lorraine] to be with his family, who had stayed behind. In 1863, he moved once more to America, this time with his family. He settled first in Pennsylvania, but a year later moved to Belleville, where he has since lived. He was an honest and hard-working man.

Besides his widow, the deceased leaves behind children from his first marriage: Mrs. Marie Bonhomme in Owensboro Kentucky, Paul Müller [Mueller] of Indianapolis Indiana, and Regina Hermann of New Orleans; from his second marriage: Mrs. Josephine Lautz, wife of Mr. Adam Lautz; Mr. John Müller [Mueller]; Mrs. Anna Marie Däumling [Daeumling], wife of Mr. Wilhelm Däumling [Daeumling]; Mr. Karl Müller [Mueller] and Mrs. Katharine Müller [Mueller], who all reside in Belleville. Furthermore the deceased leaves behind 14 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and a brother in New Orleans.

The funeral took place on Sunday at 3:30 at the residence, then from St. Peter’s Cathedral to Green Mount Cemetery. [Translated by Todd Johnson, Justin Hartwell]

Jonathan Hopwood
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, August 3, 1893, Page 7 Column 7

The coal miner Jonathan Hopwood, who lived on Avery’s Hill in Dutch Hollow, took his own life on Wednesday. He suffered from Malaria Fever for a long time, and he expressed many times that he wanted to take his own life. Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock his wife brought a cup of coffee and buttered bread to him in bed. Hopwood, who had been crying for many days and had spoken to no one, was comforted by his wife. She went to the backyard and, after returning an hour later, discovered he had disappeared. She immediately began to search for him and found a pool of blood 150 yards from the house and a razor blade 15 feet away from that. Mrs. Hopwood cried for the neighbors who immediately come and assist with the search. When the search party reached Conner Pit Pond, which is 400 yards from the house, they saw Hopwood’s hat floating in the water. They searched the pond, and at 5 o’clock they found the body in 14 feet of water with a slit throat. The coroner’s report said, "Death by suicide." Hopwood was 51 years old. He was born in England, and moved to America when he was 13. He is survived by his wife and five children. His funeral took place on Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Austin Swires Tommy Carter]

Elisabeth Ettling
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, August 3, 1893, Page 7 Column 7

At 4 a.m. Saturday morning in her home in Freeburg, Mrs. Elisabeth Ettling, 48, wife of Mr. Peter Ettling Sr., was found deceased in her bed. The deceased leaves behind four sons and 2 daughters along with several siblings. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock in Freeburg. [Translated by Adam Lanter and Jared Fleshren]

Katharina Evers
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, August 3, 1893, Page 7 Column 7

Sunday night in Carlyle, Clinton County, 59 year- old Mrs. Katharine* Evers, wife of Heinrich Evers, died. The deceased’s maiden name is Holdener and she is survived by her husband and siblings: Mr. Wendelin Holdener of Belleville, Mr. Michael Holdener of St. Louis, Mr Dominick Holdener of Carlyle, and Aloysia Hellmich of Chicago. The burial took place Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock in Carlyle.

*[Katharine/Katharina is spelled two different ways in this obituary. Translated by Adam Lanter and Jared Fleshren]

Albert Tannehill
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, August 3, 1893, Page 7 Column 7

Albert Tannehill, the several-month old son of Mr. Wm. Tannehill, of Birkner Station died on Friday and was buried at Walnut Hill Cemetery Sunday morning. [Translated by Adam Lanter and Jared Fleshren]

Friedrich Pirschbacher
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, August 3, 1893, Page 7 Column 7

54 year old Friedrich Pirschbacher of New Athens, died Sunday at the County Farm. He came to the institution from New Athens on July 13. The burial took place in the poor cemetery on Monday. [Translated by Adam Lanter and Jared Fleshren]

Charles R. Ashton
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, August 10, 1893, Page 7 Column 3

Charles R. Ashton died at St. Elizabeth Hospital on Saturday morning at 10 am at the age of nearly 18.

The deceased suffered a foot injury last winter while working at Waugh’s Steel Plant. His condition worsened to the extent that he had to be brought to St. Elizabeth Hospital seven weeks ago. Three weeks ago, the doctors amputated the young man’s leg below the knee.

The deceased was born in Dundee, Illinois on September 16, 1875 and came to Belleville in 1877 with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ashton. In addition to his parents, he leaves behind several siblings. The funeral took place on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the residence at 414 William Street to St. Luke’s Church then to Walnut Hill Cemetery.

Katharina Vetter
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, August 10, 1893, Page 7 Column 3

On Sunday night at 1 o’clock, Ms. Katharina Vetter died in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital at the young age of only 20 years. The deceased was the daughter of Mrs. Katharina Vetter, of 421 Scheel Street, and was born on September 20, 1872 in Belleville. In addition to her mother, she leaves behind two siblings, Karl and Walter.

The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at the mother’s residence, at the German Methodist Church and then to Walnut Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Simon Eimer
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, August 10, 1893, Page 8 Column 2

On Tuesday, at her son’s residence at Georgetown in St. Clair County, the well-respected and long-time citizen of Belleville, the widowed Mrs. Simon Eimer died. The deceased, who had reached the age of 75, was born in the year 1818 in Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz [Kaiserslautern, in the present federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany] and came to this country in 1841. She settled in St. Louis in 1842 with her long deceased husband, Mr. Simon Eimer, one of the most well-known and well-respected citizens of Belleville. The family has lived continuously in Belleville since 1843. After the death of her husband, the deceased has lived with her daughter, Mrs. Henry Güntz [Guentz], wife of our well-known citizen, Judge Güntz [Guentz]. Mrs. Eimer visited had gone last Saturday to visit her son Edward, where she died yesterday. The deceased leaves behind three daughters: Mrs. H. Güntz [Guentz] of Belleville, Mrs. Caroline Dorn of Chicago, and Mrs. Amanda Gallant of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as well as two sons: Mr. Georg E. Eimer, of Kansas City, and Edward Eimer, of Georgetown. She also leaves behind two brothers: Adam and Henry Anger, of St. Charles, Missouri as well as twenty-six grand-children and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral takes place today, Thursday afternoon at 9:30 from the residence of Mr. Heinrich Güntz [Guentz], son-in-law of the deceased, 215 South Charles Street, to St. Peter’s Cathedral and from there to Walnut Hill Cemetery. The following men will serve as pallbearers: Edward Abend, Michael Reis, Martin Herr, Peter Stauder, Solomon Müller [Mueller] and Karl Drees.

Minna Schneider
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, August 10, 1893, Page 8 Column 2

Minna, the five-month old daughter of Mr. Georg Schneider of North Richland Street, died Saturday and was buried yesterday at Walnut Hill Cemetery.

Peter Geibel
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, August 17, 1893, Page 8 Column 2

Mr. Peter Geibel died at 12:30 Tuesday night at the age of 23 years, 3 months, and 6 days. He died in the residence of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Katharina Hofmeister, 225 Virginia Avenue, Oakland Addition.

The deceased was born on May 10th, 1870 in Stennweiler, Kreis Trier, Prussia [Stennweiler is in the present day federal state of Saarland, Germany]. Nine years ago Mr. Geibel and his brother, Mr. Nikolaus Geibel, came to America then straight to Belleville.

On December 5th, 1889, the deceased married Miss Julia Hofmeister, of Belleville. He is survived by his wife and two children. Besides them, the deceased leaves behind his father, Mr. Peter Geibel, and his brother, Mr. Nikolaus Geibel, both of whom reside in Belleville. He was a member of the local Cigar Making Union, and under its participation the funeral will take place at 2:00 Friday afternoon from the residence to St. Peter's Cathedral and from there to Green Mount Cemetery. [Translated by Meghan Gingrich and Peyton Kaercher]

Rebecca Curtis
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, August 17, 1893, Page 8 Column 2

Rebecca, the three month old daughter of Mr. Moses Curtis, died on Tuesday. She was buried yesterday at the Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Meghan Gingrich and Peyton Kaercher]

Andreas Hammer
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, August 17, 1893, Page 8 Column 2

On Monday evening at 9 p.m., 64-year-old Andreas Hammer passed away in the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. Karl Braun, of 144 West C. Street. The deceased was born on December 8, 1828 in Baden [a region in the present-day federal state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany] and came to America as a nine-year-old boy with his parents. The family settled in Highland, where the now deceased had married in the course of the year. After the outbreak of the war, Mr. Hammer joined the 22nd Illinois Volunteer Regiment, and at the conclusion of the war, he returned to the Highland area. In the year 1868, the family moved to Vandalia where he lived until May of 1892, when he moved to the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. Karl Braun, in Belleville. His wife and two children preceded him in death. He leaves behind his other two children, Mrs. Karl Braun and Mrs. Nikolaus Schmidt, both residing in Belleville, as well as 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Furthermore, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Franziska Zopf, residing in St. Morgan, Madison County. The deceased was a member of the Grand Army Post of Vandalia. The burial took place at 2 p.m. yesterday afternoon under the auspices of the local Hecker Post, 433, G.A.R. [Grand Army of the Republic] from the residence to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Olivia Clarice and Maddie Knipp]

Hermann Drockenbrod
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, August 24, 1893, Page 5 Column 2

Mr. Hermann Drockenbrod died Tuesday afternoon on the County Farm at the age of 41. The deceased was born and raised in Belleville where he was a salesman at the earlier store owned by the deceased Mr. Heinrich Gundlach. The deceased came to the institute several months ago, suffering from tuberculosis. He leaves behind 2 brothers, the Mr. Peter and Wilhelm Drockenbrod, the latter of which worked as a butcher for Mr. John Gebhard, and a sister, wife of Mr. Ferdinand Scheich of East St. Louis. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon from the repository of Soldner & Co. to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Jared Fleshren and Adam Lanter]

Eliza Guest
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, August 24, 1893, Page 5 Column 2

Mrs. Eliza Guest, wife of Mr. Joseph Guest, died Wednesday night at 1 a.m. at her residence at 1715 West Main Street at the age of 46.

Mrs. Eliza Guest was born in Staffordshire, England on May 17, 1847. She came to America in 1870, directly to Belleville. She leaves behind her husband, 6 children, and 2 sisters; one residing here and the other living in England. The funeral took place Sunday afternoon at the residence then to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Jared Fleshren and Adam Lanter]

Georg Zingraf
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, August 24, 1893, Page 5 Column 2

The 20-year-old Mr. Georg Zingraf, son of Mr. Philipp Zingraf, died Tuesday evening at Ridge Prairie. The deceased leaves behind his parents and several siblings. The funeral will take place this afternoon at the cemetery in O’Fallon. [Translated by Jared Fleshren and Adam Lanter]

Henrietta Dietz
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, August 24, 1893, Page 5 Column 2

On Tuesday evening, at a quarter past four o’clock, Henrietta Dietz passed away at the age of 28 years, 10 months, and 11 days. She died in the mental institute in Anna, Illinois. Henrietta was the daughter of Mr. Joseph and Mrs. Maria Dietz.

The deceased was born in Belleville on October 11, 1864 and received a good education from her parents. She had a special gift for women’s needlework. Several years ago, she started showing signs of a mental illness. As a result, her father brought her to a private institute in Saint Louis. Since no improvement occurred in her state of mind, her father brought her to the State Institute in Anna, Illinois. The young woman’s health recently degenerated and became unstable, reaching a point of inanition, which ended when she died yesterday.

Besides her parents, the deceased leaves behind her siblings, all of whom reside in Belleville. They are Mr. Frank Dietz, Ms. Emma Dietz, and Mrs. Anna Mauterer, wife of Mr. Hironymus Mauterer.

The funeral services take place this afternoon at two o’clock from the residence at 326 North Richland Street to Green Mount Cemetery [Translated by Colin Creedon and Daniel Jackson]

Erwin Seib
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, August 24, 1893, Page 5 Column 2

Erwin, the one year-old son of Mr. Christian Seib, of North Richland Street, died Monday afternoon and was buried Tuesday afternoon at Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Colin Creedon and Daniel Jackson]

Georg E. Eisenmayer
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, August 31, 1893, Page 7 Column 5

St. Clair County lost one of its oldest settlers on Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. when Mr. Georg E. Eisenmayer died in Mascoutah. The deceased was born in Hassloch, Bavaria [could be referring to the current city of Haßloch, in the present federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, which was part of Bavaria from 1843-1933, or Hasloch in the present federal state of Bavaria, Germany] and died at the age of 73. He came to America in the early 40’s and settled at Looking Glass Prairie near New Memphis, but after that he came to Mascoutah where he lived the rest of his life. He was the Justice of the Peace for many years and was also a trustee for many years at state university in Champaign. Most of all, he took great interest in everything that helped with the promotion of agriculture. He also took an interest in politics by energetically acting upon all that he felt was right. Although he was always of the republican political way of thinking, he was never a slave to his party. In his private life, everybody with good character and noble sentiments was welcomed as a friend. In every respect, Georg E. Eisenmayer gave honor to his native country for the benefit of his adoptive country. He belonged to the ever-shrinking group of immigrant Germans who are never attached to anything weak, small, or cowardly. He was a man in the fullest meaning.

In addition to his wife, nee Emig, he leaves behind a son and three daughters: Mr. Arthur Eisenmayer of St. Louis, Mrs. Dr. R. Hughes of California, and Ms. Mathilda and Ms. Ida Eisenmayer of Mascoutah. He also had two brothers, Mr. Jakob Eisenmayer of Mascoutah, and Mr. Andreas Eisenmayer of Trenton. The funeral took place on Friday afternoon in Mascoutah. Hon. Jehu Baker gave the funeral speech. [Translated by Nicole Jackson and Joseph Jones]

Minna Retzelmann
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, August 31, 1893, Page 7 Column 5

On Thursday morning at 5 a.m., 19 year-old Minna Retzelmann died at the Sophie-Brandenburg’s Farm, one and a half miles southeast of Smithton. The deceased came to Belleville recently from Marion in Williamson County, and lived with her uncle, Mr. Jakob Gauch until nearly four weeks ago, when she went to the Brandenburg farm. She is survived by her parents and eight siblings, all residing in Marion.

The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Georgetown Cemetery with a large number of the deceased’s friends and relatives present. [Translated by Seth Marek]

Günter [Guenther] Karl Schneidewind
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, August 31, 1893, Page 7 Column 5

60 year-old Günter [Guenther] Schneidewind died Friday night in his residence on 204 West Main Street. The deceased was born on March 26th, 1833 in Groß Furra [Gross Furra], Schwarzburg-Sondershausen [Großfurra was a village, but is now a district in the city of Sondershausen in the present-day federal state of Thuringia, Germany.] and came to America in September of 1849 with his parents and siblings, coming directly to Belleville. Here he learned the shoe-making trade. He married, but his wife, nee Seifried, died many years ago. Later he married his surviving wife, nee Schmidt. He participated in the Civil War.

He is survived by his wife, a son from his first marriage, Mr. Hermann Schneidewind, a brother, Mr. Edward Schneidewind, and a sister, Mrs. Friedrich Möhlmann [Moehlmann], all residing in Belleville.

The deceased was a member of the Evening Star Lodge No. 654, Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Marissa, who held the funeral Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the residence to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Seth Marek]

Rosa Meyer
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, September 7, 1893, Page 8 Column 2

Ms. Rosa Meyer died early Monday morning, at the residence of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Nikolaus Meyer of 420 South Spring Street at the age of 18 years and 4 months

The deceased was born on April 19, 1875. She was born and raised here. Her death followed a 10-day sickness. She was a member of Boys and Girls Society of St. Peter’s parish. Besides her parents, she leaves behind three brothers and three sisters. The funeral took place yesterday morning at 9 o'clock from the residence to St. Peter’s Cathedral and then to Green Mount Cemetery. [Translated by Evan Trentman and Devin Bennett]

Elisabeth Becker
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, September 7, 1893, Page 8 Column 2

Mrs. Elisabeth, nee Kesse, wife of Mr. Nikolaus Becker, died Tuesday at the age of 21. The deceased was born in Floraville and raised in Belleville. She was the stepdaughter of Mr. Karl Riedel, of 905 Freeburg Avenue. The deceased leaves behind her spouse, two children, her stepfather, her mother, as well as three step sisters and a brother.

The body will be brought today to the residence of her parents, where the funeral will take place in the afternoon at 2 o’clock. She will be buried at the Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Evan Trentman and Devin Bennett]

Wilhelm G. Burckhardt
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, September 7, 1893, Page 8 Column 2

Mr. Wilhelm G. Burckhardt died on Sunday evening at 8 o’clock in the residence of his mother, Mrs. Ernestine Burckhardt, of 13 North West Street, at the age of 46 years and 6 months. The deceased was born in Hessen-Darmstadt [now a region in the present federal state of Hesse, Germany] and came in 1855 with his parents to America and directly to West Belleville. He was a cigar maker, but has been unable to practice his profession for the past twenty years as he has been ill. He left behind his mother, three brothers, Mr. Friedrich, Mr. Bernhard, and Mr. Karl Burckhardt, and Karl Burkhardt, all of Belleville. The burial too place Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Evan Trentman and Devin Bennett]

Julius Mohr
Belleville Post Und Zeitung, 7 September 1893, Page 7 Column 4

After a sickness lasting two weeks, Julius Mohr passed away on Thursday morning at 4:15 at his home located at 114 West 1st Street.

The deceased was born in Belleville on July 25th, 1860 and was the son of Mr. Peter Mohr and his wife Henrietta. He attended public school here in Belleville and has worked as a carpenter at Harrison’s Machine Works for the last 15 years.

He married Miss Katharina Frey of St. Jakob on November 2, 1886. He is survived by his wife and a four year-old daughter. He also leaves behind an elderly mother, two brothers, and two sisters: Mr. Heinrich und Mr. Peter Mohr of Belleville, Mrs. Elisabeth Wunderle of Belleville, and Mrs. Auguste Medart, wife of Friedrich Medart of St. Louis. He was a member of the Garfield Lodge No. 93 Knights of Pythias, as well as the Modern Woodman and the Carpenters’ Union under whose auspices the funeral took place Saturday afternoon at 2:30 from the residence to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Becca Shanahan]

Franziska Cousin
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, September 7, 1893, Page 7, Column 4

As we recently reported, Frau Franziska Cousin died Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 in her residence at 522 East A Street. The deceased was the widow of Joseph Cousin and came with her sons only eight months ago from New York to Belleville. She reached the age of 51 years. She leaves behind the following sons: Frank and Friedrich Cousin of New York and Michael Drengler and John Cousin of Belleville. The funeral took place Friday morning at 8:45 from the Repository of Holdener & Co., to St. Peter’s Cathedral, and from there to Green Mount Cemetery. [Translated by Todd Johnson]

Nikolaus Zink
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, September 7, 1893, Page 7, Column 4

The mentally insane Nikolaus Zink died Thursday morning at the County Farm at the age of around 65. Last June, the deceased was determined to be insane in the county court and to be housed in the County Farm. He leaves behind a widow and two sons of Heinrichstown, and a son-in-law Mr. Mark Boden of Reeb’s Station [Translated by Todd Johnson]

Niklaus Rhein
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, 14 September 1893, Page 7 Column 4

Nikolaus Rhein, one of the oldest and most honorable settlers of Belleville, died at 1:20 a.m. on Thursday, at his residence, 407 South Catholic Street. The deceased had two sons, Mr. Valentin Rhein and Mr. Heinrich Rhein and had reached the age of 85 years, 7 months, and 12 days.

The deceased was born on January 27th, 1808 in the town of Rockenhausen, Rheinpfalz [Rockenhausen is in present day state of Rhineland-Palatanite, in western Germany], where he married his now deceased wife, Elizabeth Roß [Ross]. They came to Belleville with their children in June of 1853. His wife died here in 1874. The deceased was a tailor, but had been retired for several years before his death. In recent times, he began to succumb to weakness from age, which led to his death.

He leaves behind his well-known sons, Mr. Valentin, and Mr. Heinrich Rhein. He is also survived by a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A large number of friends and acquaintances mourned the passing of their friend. Nikolaus, surrounded by his loving sons, passed peacefully of old age.

The funeral was on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. from the residence to Walnut Hill Cemetery. The following gentlemen were pallbearers: Gustav Leopold, Baptiste Frey, Milton Moser, G.C. Eierfuß [Eierfuss], Louis Wagner, and J. Meyer. All of the men are husbands of Mr. Rhein’s grand-daughters. [Translated by Tommy Carter and Austin Swires]

Friedrich Six
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, 14 September 1893, Page 7 Column 4

Mr. Friedrich Sir died Sunday in Lebanon at the age of 68. The deceased leaves behind a widow, a son, and three daughters. He was a brother-in-law of Karl Roth, of Belleville. The burial took place Sunday in Lebanon. [Translated by Tommy Carter and Austin Swires]

Johanna Resch
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, September 21, 1893, Page 7 Column 4

Johann Resch, the wife of Mr. Michael Resch died on Thursday morning at 11:45 in her residence at 214 North High Street.

The deceased was born in Germany and reached the age of 49. She came to America with her husband and children nearly 14 years ago, settling first in Dakota, then in Kansas City, then in Belleville 12 years ago, where she has since lived.

In addition to her husband, the deceased leaves behind the following children, all residing in Belleville: Maximilian, John, Mary, Frank, Franciska, Johanna, Michael, and Arthur. She also leaves behind her parents, three brothers and two sisters who all reside in Germany.

The funeral took place Saturday morning at 9 from the residence to St. Peter’s Cathedral and then to Green Mount Cemetery. [Translated by Michael Rice]

Lorenz Schröder [Schroeder]
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, September 21, 1893, Page 7, Column 4

Mr. Lorenz Schröder [Schroeder] died Wednesday night in Mascoutah at 1:30 at the age of 62. The deceased leaves behind his wife and eight grown children. The funeral took place on Saturday morning at 9 in Mascoutah. [Translated by Sonja Steele]

Theodora Meyer
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, September 21, 1893, Page 7, Column 4

Ms. Theodora Meyer died in St. Elisabeth’s Hospital late Thursday night at the age of 40. The deceased was born and raised in Millstadt and was a nurse. Two weeks ago she became ill and came from Georgetown to Belleville. She was only in the hospital for one day before she died. She leaves behind several siblings, all residents of Missouri. The body was sent to Wellsville, Missouri on Saturday, where the funeral took place. [Translated by Sonja Steele]

Lina Pintowski
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, September 21, 1893, Page 7 Column 4

Lina Pintowski, daughter of Mr. John Pintowski, died on Sunday evening at the age of 14 in Sugar Loaf Township.

The deceased was charged one and a half months ago for burning two stacks of wheat belonging to Mr. Louis Dyroff, of Sugar Loaf Township. The Grand Jury ruled that she pay a $500 fine. Because neither she nor her parents could pay the fine, she was brought to the county jail. Several weeks ago, she became ill. Judge Wilderman reduced her sentence from $500 to $300, however her parents also could not afford this amount. As the girl’s condition gradually worsened, Sheriff Langley let her continue the rest of her sentence at home, instead of in the county jail, so that she may receive the best care.

As was reported to us Monday, the girl was protesting her innocence, but shortly before her death, she confessed. On Sunday, her parents met here, and because their unfortunate situation, Sheriff Langley, the doctors, and Heely Wangelin contributed money so that the young girl may have a decent burial. The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon from Gundlach, Gauch and Muren repository, then she was buried at Green Mount Cemetery. [Translated by Sydney Hartung and Ben Thuringer]

Andreas Kremer
Belleville Post und Zeitung, September 21, 1893, Page 7 column 4

Mr. Andreas Kremer, of 207 North Richland Street, died suddenly of heart attack at 10 o’clock on Sunday evening at his residence. Yesterday, the deceased was in good health and went on an afternoon walk with his family. Later in the evening, while sitting on a chair, he collapsed and died.

The deceased was born on March 28, 1848 in Elsaß [currently the Alsace region of France, but was German in 1848] and he came to America in 1865, directly to Belleville. He later moved to St. Louis, where he married Ms. Marry Heffey in 1870, with whom he had his surviving son and daughter. Five years ago the family returned to Belleville, and the deceased worked as a blacksmith in the Heinzelmann Brothers’ wagon factory. In addition to his wife and children, the deceased leaves behind a brother, who resides in St. Louis County, as well as his mother, two brothers and two sisters in Elsaß.

The deceased was a member of the St. Louis Odd Fellows Lodge, who also held the funeral. [Translated by Sydney Hartung and Ben Thuringer]

Nicholas [Nicolaus] Klöß [Kloess]
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, September 28, 1893, Page 7 Column 4

Nicholas [Nicolaus] Klöß [Kloess], age 69, died on Monday after 10 a.m. at his home in the west end of Belleville after 3 months of bed rest. The deceased was born on September 29, 1824 in Weinsheim, near Kreuznach [Weinsheim is a village in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate] and came to this country in 1847, where he first resided in Pomeroy, Ohio. The deceased came to Belleville in 1848, where he settled down to live. In 1852, Mr. Klöß [Kloess] opened a butcher shop, which he gave up 20 years ago. Later he was coal miner and also a mine inspector, until he retired four years ago. On February 24, 1852, Mr. Klöß [Kloess] married Miss Christine Ferbert of Belleville. They had no children, but raised two children, Nicolaus Hofmeister and Mrs. John Mork, both residents of Belleville. The deceased is also survived by two brothers, John and Louis Klöß [Kloess]. Since 1864, Mr. Klöß [Kloess] was a member of the Odd Fellows Order. The funeral was yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock. [Translated by Brandon Walters and Cameron Wettig]

Estella E. Hauser
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, September 28, 1893, Page 7 Column 4

Estella E. Hauser, daughter of Mrs. Marie Bauer of St. Louis, died Sunday afternoon at the age of 8 at her grandmother’s residence on 110 North Spring Street [now South 1st Street]. Mrs. Bauer, who resides in St. Louis, was visiting at her mother-in-law’s house in Belleville, when the girl fell ill and died. The burial takes place Tuesday morning at Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Brandon Walters and Cameron Wettig]

August Forkel
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, September 28, 1893, Page 7 Column 4

August Forkel died last Sunday night in Waterloo, IL. The deceased lived until around 15 years ago in Belleville and since then owned a jewelry shop in Waterloo. He leaves behind his widow and 5 children, as well as his sister-in-law, Augusta Hartleb, who resides in Belleville. The burial took place Monday in Waterloo. [Translated by: Brandon Walters and Cameron Wettig]

Heinrich Brua
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, October 5, 1893, Page 7 Column 4

An old honorable citizen of this city died Thursday morning and left us. With him went a good part of the old Belleville. With his honorable citizenry full of ideals and strictest honor, he helped make this city what it is. A man of real pride and character, who came to this country and this city with the ideals of his youth and with strict honesty and real love of freedom that we find among the now dwindling generation of German immigrants. Even if the now deceased has in recent years kept himself out of the public eye, he helped scatter seeds, whose fruit we enjoy today. These poet's words apply to him: "He who has does enough among the best of his time, will live for eternity"

Belleville is becoming more and more Americanized, although not in the sense that the deceased and his sympathizers wished, and because of that, it is painful to see the columns fall one by one; the columns that helped erect and carry the building which was the old and honorable Belleville.

Mr. Brua was born in Nieder Stinzel, Lothringen [Niederstinzel is a commune in Lorraine, France, but was German at this time] on February 20, 1827. When he was a young man, he learned how to be a salesman and in order to become better educated, he spent several years in France. Here he learned how to speak French, which he mastered like the German and late the English languages. In year 1847 he immigrated to America and came directly to Belleville. Mr. Brua started working as a salesman in Tittmann’s store on West Main Street, which is only known amongst our older citizens. Through his competence and honesty, he won not just the trust of his employer, but also affection of the Belleville public. Mr. Brua worked at Tittmann’s store for six years. In 1853, he married Ms. Wilhelmina Brehme, with whom he lived a happy family life until July 17, 1889, when his loyal wife was robbed by death.

In 1853 Mr. Brua founded goods shop and grocery store on West Main Street, which was in operation up to 1889, when he could no longer continue working due to sickness. Since then he has been living in silent seclusion. His health was slowly getting worse by the year. For about three weeks, he was unable to leave his room. He was released from his suffering on Thursday morning when he died at 10:30.

Mr. Heinrich Brua was not less active in public life than in his business life. In 1858 he was elected as alderman of the third ward in the city council, where he was active until the end of 1859 and had distinguished himself by his conscientiousness. After his term he preferred to withdraw to private life. Nevertheless Mr. Brua would later participate in public affairs. In 1870 elected member of the school board and took an active interest in the schools until 1874. More than once he personally inspired the schools during the lessons about teaching methods and informed directly about the performance of teachers. Whoever has attended public schools in in the years 1870 until 1874 will remember visits from the now deceased man. Now his life work is finished and in the memories and esteem of his fellow citizens lives on through his merits.

He leaves behind a son, Mr. Henrich W. Brua, principal of Central School, and the following daughters: Ms. Ida Brua, Mrs. Emilie Siefert, wife of Mr. Wm E. Siefert, Ms. Minna and Ms. Sophie Brua, both teachers at local public schools; furthermore the following sisters: Mrs. Katharina Hertel of Turkey Hill, Mrs. Sophie Fein, of Belleville, and Mrs. Christina Dänzer [Daenzer] and Mrs. Charlotte Klein in Lothringen [Lorraine].

The pall bearers were the following gentlemen: Karl Hertel, H.D. Updike, Geo. H. Bustek. A.M. Wolleson, W.J. Hanson and Wm. Weidmann.

The funeral was Saturday afternoon at four o’clock from the residence to Walnut Hill Cemetery instead. [Translated by Paige Grissom and Brandon Hickey]

Lothar Craß [Crass or Cratz*]
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, October 5, 1893 , Page 7 Column 4

*[This name is most-likely Crass. It is spelled two different ways in the obituary, but only Cratz one time.

On his farm two miles from Belleville, on Carlyle Road, Mr. Lothar Cra#223; [Crass or Cratz] died Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock, at the age of 86. The deceased was born in Nassau [currently a city in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate] and came to America in the year 1845. He first settled down in Nashville, Tennessee, where he married Miss Katharina Eimer in 1848. The pair came in the year 1850 to Belleville and settled at the place where Mr. Cra#223; [Crass or Cratz] died. The deceased had already suffered for a long time from decreptitude, which also brought about his death. Those who survive him are: Mrs. Katharina Cra#223; [Crass or Cratz]; his daughter, Mrs. Christina Meidinger; both of whom reside in Belleville, and his son, Mr. Georg Cra#223; [Crass or Cratz], in whose residence he died. In addition, nine grandchildren survive the deceased. The funeral took place Friday morning, at nine o’clock, from the residence to the St. Peter’s Cathedral and from there to the Green Mount Cemetery. [Translated by Stone Allen and Daniel Zeuner]

Son of Mr. James Sawyer
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, October 5, 1893, Page 7 Column 4

The eldest son of Mr. James Sawyer, formerly of Freeburg, but most recently living in Du Quoin, died last Saturday in Du Quoin at the age of 22 years old. The burial took place on Monday in Du Quoin. [Translated by Stone Allen and Danny Zeuner]

Margaretha Knapp
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, October 5, 1893, Page 7 Column 5

Margaretha Knapp, nee Weigel, died on Thursday evening at 6 o’clock at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Margaretha Steinhauer, of 521 East 7th street.

The deceased was born in Lohnweiler, Rheinpfalz, Bayern [Lohnweiler is a municipality in the present German state of Rhineland-Palatinate] on August 1, 1812, and reached the age of 81 years old. In the year 1838 she married Mr. Peter Knapp, who died in the year 1843. Three years after Peter died, she moved to America in 1853 with her son-in-law, Mr. Peter Steinhauer, who died three years ago, his wife and her son, Mr. Peter Knapp settling first in St. Louis. Two months later, the family came to Belleville and has lived there ever since.

Besides the mentioned son and daughter, the deceased leaves behind nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren as well as several siblings in the old fatherland.

The Funeral was held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock from the residence to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Cameron Heimann and Patrick Storment]

Johann Zimmermann
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, October 5, 1893, Page 7 Column 5

Mr. Johann Zimmermann, of 16 South Spring Street, died in his residence on Friday afternoon at twelve-thirty.

The deceased was born in Westerheim, Württemberg [Westerheim is a city in the present-day German state of Baden-Württemberg] on December 11, 1823, where he married Ms. Rosa Schlosser. The pair came to America in the year 1853 and settled first in Buffalo, New York. Then soon after, they moved to Louisville, Kentucky where his wife died. In the year 1866 the deceased married Ms. Maria Niest who came with him to Belleville and has lived there ever since. He was basket maker by trade and a peace-loving man. Along with his widow, he is survived by his stepdaughter, Mrs. Andreas Engler, of Belleville, as well as three grandchildren. The deceased was a member of the St. Peter’s Unterstützungsverein (benefit society), under whose auspices the funeral took place Monday morning at ten o’clock from the residence, to St. Peter’s Cathedral, to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Cameron Heimann and Patrick Storment]

Louise Pitthan
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, October 5, 1893, Page 7 Column 5

A telegram from Kreuznach, Germany arrived on Sunday and said that Louise Pitthan, nee Merck, died there last Friday.

Mrs. Pitthan was the daughter of the long deceased Mr. Karl Merck and was born in Belleville on February 23, 1840. On June 25, 1861, she married Mr. Valentin R. Pitthan, a well-known businessman. In December of 1869, Mr. and Mrs. Pitthan traveled to Kreuznach, Germany, where they stayed and have since resided.

The deceased leaves her husband, along with three sons and a daughter, two of whom are in the United States, specifically Mr. Karl Pitthan, in Belleville, and Mr. Wm. Pitthan, in St. Joseph Missouri. Furthermore, the deceased leaves behind her brothers Mr. Charles Merck, in Belleville, and Mr. August Merck, in Moberly, Missouri, as well as her sister, Mrs. Anna Aneshänsel [Aneshaensel], the wife of Mr. Freidrich Aneshaensel, of Belleville. [Translated by Mary Herber and Olivia Fuehne]

Katharina Schifferdecker
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, October 5, 1893, Page 7 Column 5

Mrs. Katharina Schifferdecker, wife of Mr. Christian Schifferdecker, died in Freeburg on Sunday afternoon at four o’clock. The deceased was born and educated in Freeburg and leaves behind, along with her husband and four kids, her mother, Mrs. Anna Maria Conrath, along with several siblings. The burial took place on Tuesday in Freeburg. [Translated by Mary Herber and Olivia Fuehne]

Christian Stenglein
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, October 5, 1893, Page 7 Column 5

Mr. Christian Stenglein died Saturday morning at 3 o’clock in Freeburg. Last Wednesday, at the Freeburg mine, he fell from a mine cart and injured his back. Mr. Stenglein regained consciousness yesterday, and said that, while he was in the mine cart, he suffered a stroke and, as a result, fell from the car. The deceased reached the age of 77 years old and is survived by his widow, along with a son and daughter, who still resides in her parents’ house in Freeburg. The funeral took place Sunday afternoon, at 3 o’clock at the Catholic Church in Freeburg and from there to the Freeburg Catholic Cemetery. [Translated by Danny Zeuner and Stone Allen]

George W. Schüßler [Schuessler]
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, October 5, 1893, Page 2, Column 2

Mr. George W. Schüßler [Schuessler], an earlier and well-known resident of Belleville, died in East St. Louis at Tuesday morning at seven o'clock. The deceased spent many years as a clerk in the local courthouse and he leaves behind many friends in our city.

Mr. George W. Schüßler [Schuessler] was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Schuessler, of 516 East A Street. He was born on April 19, 1851, in St. Louis and he came to Belleville two years later with his parents. Here he attended the public schools and later he went to a Trade-School College in St. Louis. In the year 1874, the now deceased became a clerk at the County Clerk’s Office of Mr. Charles Becker, where he distinguished himself through his competence. At the conclusion of his second term, when Mr. Georg H. Stolberg was elected Clerk of the County Courthouse, Mr. Schüßler [Schuessler] took over as Deputy, which he held until 1884. In the year 1885, Mr. Hermann G. Weber was elected Federal Marshall and took Mr. Schüßler [Schuessler] as his clerk to Springfield with him. In the year 1889, when the Republicans regained control of the federal government again, Mr. Schüßler [Schuessler] left the capital city for East St. Louis, where he most recently served as Deputy in the East St. Louis City Clerk Mr. Jerry Kane. Recently, he fell ill and contracted dropsy (edema). His condition became so bad, that he was kept in his room for three weeks until he died today as a result of his suffering.

In December 1874, Mr. Schüßler [Schuessler] married Ms. Elizabeth Ogle from the O'Fallon area. The couple had two children, but only their 13 year old daughter still lives. Besides leaving behind his wife and child, the deceased also leaves behind his parents, of East A Street, as well as siblings: Mr. August Schüßler [Schuessler], Pastor in Joliet, Illinois, Mr. Nikolaus Schüßler [Schuessler], of Belleville, Mrs. Anna Hermann, wife of the Pastor Martin Hermann, of Nokomis, Illinois, and Ms. Lizzie Schüßler [Schuessler], who works as a clerk in the store of Füß [Fuess], Espenhain, Fischer and Co.

The body was brought to the residence of the parents of the deceased, where the funeral will take place at 2 o'clock at Zion Lutheran Church and until the deceased is buried in the Walnut Cemetery. [Translated by Harrison Gimenez and Paul McManus]

Victoria Aneshänsel [Aneshaensel]
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, October 12, 1893, Page 7 Column 4

Ms. Victoria Aneshänsel [Aneshaensel] died in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital at 11:30 on Saturday morning at the age of 68. The deceased had a cancerous ulcer removed 11 days before her death. The operation was successful, and the wound began to heal, but yesterday she began to vomit, which lead to her death this morning.

Miss Aneshänsel [Aneshaensel] was born in Renchen, Baden [the city of Renchen is the German state of Baden-Württemberg] and came to America in the year 1855. Her siblings were able to provide better care for her in her last few weeks, but brought her to St. Elisabeth’s Hospital. She is survived by the following siblings: Mr. Karl Aneshänsel [Aneshaensel] of Indianapolis and the Mr. Friedrich and Mr. Wilhelm Aneshänsel [Aneshaensel] of Belleville. [Translated by Emily Winland and Lauren Westerfield]

Rosalie Stout
Belleville Post und Zeitung, October 12, 1893, Page 7 Column 4

Ms. Rosalie Stout died at 5 o’clock Saturday morning at the age of 54 at her brother’s residence, Mr. James Stout, of 216 West 1st Street.

Miss Stout was born on May 8, 1839, in Vincennes, Indiana and has lived with her brother for past 20 years in our city [Belleville]. Besides her already mentioned brother, she leaves behind her sister, Mrs. L. A. Wiggins and a brother Mr. Charles Stout, both residents of St. Louis.

The funeral took place Monday morning at 10 o’clock from the residence, then to St. Peter’s Cathedral and from there to Green Mount Cemetery. [Translated by Emily Winland and Lauren Westerfield]

Samuel Neuburger
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, October 12, 1893, Page 7, Column 4

Mr. Samuel Neuburger died on Saturday morning at 5:30 in his apartment on 115 South Spring Street, at the age of 50 years, 8 months, and 28 days.

The deceased was born on January 9, 1842 in Kolnberg, Bavaria [Kolnberg is most likely the current city of Kollnburg, in the German state of Bavaria], and came to America in 1866. He lived for a while in Providence, Rhode Island and then came to Belleville, where he has lived since. Shortly after his arrival in Belleville, Mr. Neuburger and Mr. Mayer founded a horse handling business. Later, Mr. Philipp Wolfort joined as chairman in this business, which was run by the three men until the year 1876, when Mr. Mayer retired. Mssrs. Neuburger and Wolfort created a new business on the corner of North High and B Streets. In the year 1889 Mr. Neuburger sold his share of the business to Mr. Wolfort and founded a new horse handling business with the Bär [Baer] Brothers on North High Street between A and B Streets under the company name S. Neuburger and Company, which he operated until his death. Three weeks ago, Mr. Neuburger had an accident and fell leading to a concussion that contributed to his death.

In the year 1871, he married Theresa Kaufmann in St Louis. Together they had the following surviving children: Moses, Jakob, Simon, Bertha, Carry, and Flora Neuburger. He leaves behind his brother, Mr. Edward Neuburger, of Belleville, and a sister in Germany.

He was a member of the Belleville lodge, 388, International Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.), as well as the Odd Fellows Encampment; the Lessing lodge, 71, the Pythias Knights; the Concordia lodge, 1, Independent Order of United Workmen (I. O. M. A.), the Belleville Lodge, 108, Ancient Order of United Workmen (A. O. U. W.); the Liederkranz [German singing society]; Kronthal Liedertafel [German singing society], as well as several other clubs.

The body brought on Monday at 9 o'clock in the morning the residence to the Air Line Train Station, from there to St. Louis and to the Synagogue. From there, the body was taken and buried at Mount Sinai Cemetery in St. Louis. Hon. L.D. Turner gave a gripping speech at the residence. These groups took part in the funeral: Belleville Lodge Number 338 I.O.O.F, Lessing Lodge Number 71, the Knights of Pythias and Belleville Lodge Number 108, A.O.U.W. The pallbearers were Mssrs. Jakob and John Ackermann from the Knights of Pythias, Adam Herr and Louis Menkhausen from the Odd Fellows and Wm. Weiler and Anselm Bär [Baer]. The following committees from the Odd Fellows followed the body to the cemetery in St Louis: Mssrs. August Krause, John Weber, Geo. Vogt, Adam Herr, Louis Menkhausen, M. Burgeß [Burgess] and Charles Palmer. The following followed from the Knights of Pythias: Mssrs. Nic. Weiß [Weiss], Friedrich Deutschmann, John Ackermann and Hugo Möhrl [Moehrl]. A large number of relatives and friends went with the grieving family to St Louis. Reverend Dr. Harrison from the Temple Israel held the funeral. Mr. Neuburger was an energetic business man that leaves behind many friends. [Translated by Katey Sauerwein and Abby Hawthorne]

John Kreitner
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, October 12, 1893, Page 7 Column 4

Mr. John Kreitner died at 8 o’clock Friday evening at his residence on Freeburg Avenue, just outside the city limits. The deceased was a well-known painter in Belleville.

Born in 1832 in Igelheim, near Speyer, Rheinpfalz, Bayern [Igelheim is now Böhl-Iggelheim and a municipality in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate], the now deceased immigrated to America in 1853. He lived for a time in St. Louis, but later moved to Dubuque, Iowa. There, he married Ms. Augusta Schulz in 1857. In 1858, the couple moved to Belleville where they have lived ever since. Aside from his spouse, the deceased is survived by the following children: Mrs. Ann Merrell, of East St. Louis, Mrs. Karoline Scheffknecht, Mr. John Kreitner, Mr. Frank Kreitner, and Ms. Lizzie Kreitner all of Belleville. Furthermore, he leaves behind eight grandchildren; a brother in Belleville named Mr. Franz Kreitner; a sister, Mrs. Susanna Fosselmann, of Dubuque; and a sister in Germany, Ms. Appolonia Kreitner.

The funeral took place Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Kreitner residence, then to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Tom Hillebrand and Travis Agne]

Child of Eugen Ogle
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, October 12, 1893, Page 7 Column 6

The 6 month old child of Eugen Ogle, a resident of Stein Street, died Saturday afternoon, and was buried Sunday afternoon at Green Mount Cemetery. [Translated by Emily Winland and Lauren Westerfield]

Wm. Trauernicht
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, October 12, 1893, Page 7 Column 6

Mr. Wm. Trauernicht, the well-known St. Louis businessman, died in Lebanon, Missouri, at the age of 54. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Füß and Mrs. Wm. P. Merck, of Belleville, took part in the funeral. [Translated by Emily Winland and Lauren Westerfield]

Michael Renner
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, October 12, 1893, Page 8 Column 2

Mr. Michael Renner died in his apartment on 311 South Richland Street on Tuesday morning at 4:30 at the age of 39 years, nine months and five days. The deceased was the son of Jakob Renner, who died early last year and was a barber.

He was born on January 5, 1854 in Belleville and was educated in our city. On July 25, 1876 he married Ms. Minna Ebel and had three children, Alma, Karl, and Otto Renner whom he leaves behind. He also leaves behind the following siblings: Messrs. Karl, Frank, Friedrich, Jakob and Martin Renner, Mrs. Marie, wife of Mr. Philipp Himmighìfer [Himmighoefer], Mlls. Magdalena, Eva, Gertrud and Anna Renner.

The funeral takes place today, Thursday morning at 9:30 from the residence to St. Peters Cathedral, then to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Anthony Johns and Kim Smith]

Thomas Lilley
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, October 12, 1893, Page 8 Column 2

Thomas Lilley, an eleven month child, whose parents reside at Birkner Station, died Monday. [Translated by Anthony Johns and Kim Smith]

Rosa Weidenbach
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, October 12, 1893, Page 8 Column 2

Ms. Rosa Weidenbach, the 15 year-old daughter of Mr. Peter Weidenbach, of the West End, died on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30. [Translated by Anthony Johns and Kim Smith]

Karolina Müller [Mueller]
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, October 12, 1893, Page 8 Column 2

Karolina M., the eleven-month old daughter of Mr. Anton Müller [Mueller], of 208 North Race Street [now North 3rd Street] died Tuesday and was buried at Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Anthony Johns and Kim Smith]

John Streck
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, October 19, 1893, Page 7 Column 4

Mr. John Streck died on Thursday afternoon, at 2:30, in his residence, 600 Bristow Street, at the age of 70 years, 9 months, and 8 days.

The deceased was born on January 4, 1823, in Lengers, Hessen-Kassel [Lengers is now a borough in the city of Heringen, in the German state of Hesse], where he married Dorothea Krug in 1844. The couple came to America in 1866 and settled first in St. Louis. A year later the couple moved to Belleville, where they have lived since. Mrs, Streck left her husband in death in the year 1878. Mr. Streck worked many years in a coal mine in Heinrichstown, before he retired.

He leaves behind three sons and two daughters: Mr. Wilhelm Streck, of Belleville, Mrs. Katharina Marsh, wife of Mr. Samuel Marsh, of Belleville, Mr. Ernst Streck of St. Louis, Mr. Heinrich Streck in St. Louis, and Mrs. August Krackauer, nee Streck, as well as 17 grandchildren.

The funeral took place Sunday afternoon at 1:30 from the residence to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Austin Klug and Travis Michalke]

Regina Feder
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, October 19, 1893, Page 7 Column 4

Mrs. Regina Feder, wife of Mr. Heinrich Feder, died Wednesday afternoon at four o’clock at the age of 36 in her residence near the Poor House.

The deceased was the daughter of Mr. Joseph Fleckenstein and was born in the Prairie du Long Township. She leaves behind three children to her husband. [Translated by Austin Klug and Travis Michalke]

Troy D. Ensminger
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, October 19, 1893, Page 7 Column 4

Troy D., the two year-old of Mr. Duke Ensminger, of 5 South Race Street [now South 3rd Street], died Wednesday evening and was buried on Friday in Marion, Illinois. [Translated by Austin Klug and Travis Michalke]

Doctor Emil Gülich [Guelich]
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, October 19, 1893, Page 8 Column 1

Doctor Emil Gülich [Guelich] died in Alton at the age of 59. He died while conducting an operation, when he was kicked in the abdomen by the patient. Doctor Gülich [Guelich] was a very well-known by veterans here. The funeral took place yesterday and was attended by many veterans, including Chas. Horrtmann [spelling of name unclear], Jak. Spies, and William Schlott, as well as Chas. Dähnert [Daehnert] and O. Rollmann from St. Louis. The men served in the ninth Illinois regiment, where the deceased served as a medic. [Translated by Travis Agne and Tom Hillebrand]

Wilhelm Gruhs
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, October 26, 1893, Page 7 Column 6

Mr. Wilhelm Gruhs, a well-known pharmacist in Belleville, died on Tuesday morning in Nashville, Illinois. The wife of the deceased is a niece of Mrs. Heinrich Raab and formerly worked as head of the Kindergarten and had many friends here. The body was brought to St. Louis and burned in the crematorium. [Translated by Kyle Murphy and Bailie Scott]

Michael Beck
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, October 26, 1893, Page 7 Column 6

Michael Beck died on Saturday afternoon in St. Louis. The deceased used to reside in our city, and was for many years a night watchman at the Belleville nail mill. He reached the age of 56. He leaves behind two sons, one of St. Louis and the other residing in Michigan.

Many residents of Belleville participated in the the funeral, which took place on Monday, in St. Louis: Ms. Friedrich Gärdner [Gaerdner], Mr. Valentin Rüster [Ruester] and Mr. Charles Balmer and family. [Translated by Kyle Murphy and Bailie Scott]

Lilly Frick
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, October 26, 1893, Page 7 Column 6

Lilly, the 4 year-old daughter of Mr. Con. Frick, of 509 North High Street died Wednesday evening. The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon at Walnut Hill Cemetery [Translated by Kyle Murphy and Bailie Scott]

Son of Karl Betz
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, October 26, 1893, Page 7 Column 6

An eleven-month old son of Mr. Karl Betz of South Abend Street, died Sunday morning, and was buried on Monday at Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Kyle Murphy and Bailie Scott]

Ernst Isselhardt
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, October 26, 1893, Page 7 Column 6

Ernst, the 5 year old child of Mr. John Isselhardt, of South Fair Street, died Monday morning and was buried Tuesday afternoon at Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Kyle Murphy and Bailie Scott]

Heinrich Lesker
Belleville Post und Zeitung, October 26, 1893, Page 7 Column 4

Mr. Heinrich Lesker died in Mascoutah on Wednesday night at the age of 28. The deceased was born and raised in Fayetteville. He leaves behind a widow and three children. The burial took place Thursday in Fayetteville. [Translated by Delaney Palumbo and Molly Reeves]

Elisabeth Petri
Belleville Post und Zeitung, October 26, 1893, Page 7 Column 4

Mrs. Elisabeth Petri died Wednesday night in Millstadt at the age of 84. She was the widow of Mr. Peter Petri. Her late husband died roughly eight years ago. The deceased was born in Switzerland and came to America in 1858 and since has lived in the Millstadt area. She leaves behind the following children: Mr. Heinrich Petri, of Belleville, Mr. Karl Petri, of Effingham County Illinois, Mr. Joseph Petri, of Waterloo, Mr. Christian Petri, of High Prairie, Mr. Peter Petri, of Millstadt, and Mr. Louis Petri, of Waterloo, along with a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The funeral took place on Friday evening from Millstadt to Freivogel Cemetery. [Translated by Molly Reeves and Delaney Palumbo]

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Karl Müller [Mueller]
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, January 13, 1898, Page 1 column 4

17 day old boy from 713 Jefferson Street, Karl Müller [Mueller] died Tuesday morning. The burial took place yesterday afternoon at 2 from St. Luke’s Church to Green Mount Cemetery. [Translated by Alex Denton and Jasmine Gray]

Friedrich Hofmann
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, January 13, 1898 , Page 1 column 4

Friedrich, the 3 year old son of Mr. Edward Hofmann of 523 Julia Street, died Tuesday morning. The burial took place on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Alex Denton and Jasmine Gray]

Andrew Harris
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, January 12 1898, Page 1 column 3

27 year-old Andrew Harris died in the county hospital Tuesday night. He suffered from epileptic seizures and he was brought in on June15, 1897 for help. He has relatives in East St. Louis. The burial takes place in the poor cemetery. [Translated by Alex Denton and Jasmine Gray]

Thomas Beaird
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, January 20, 1898, Page 3 Column 4

Thomas Beaird died Thursday in Hot Springs, Arkansas, at the age of 21. The deceased had been sick for a year visited the baths of Hot Springs several times; the last time for approximately a month. Mr. Beaird was born in Belleville in May 1876. He leaves behind his father Mr. John Beaird Sr., and his siblings John, James, Peter, and Effie Beaird, all in East Saint Louis. Also left behind were Ms. Agnes Schäffler [Schaeffler], spouse of Mr. Franz Schäffler [Schaeffler], the well-known salesman and tavern owner on the west end. [Translated by Freddie Rice, Colten Stephens, and Samuel Wagner]

Wilhem Weis
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, January 13, 1898, Page 1 Column 4

Mr. Wilhelm Weis died on Tuesday on his farm, four miles south of Freeburg, at the age of 28 years. The burial takes place this afternoon [Thursday]. [Translated by Kat Whisenhunt and Emily Westerfeld]

Mrs. Martin Hulliung
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, January 13, 1898, Page 1 Column 4

Mrs. Martin Hulliung, formerly of Belleville, died in St. Louis at the age of 45 years. The burial took place in Mascoutah. [Translated By Kat Whisenhunt and Emily Westerfeld]

John Shannon
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, January 13, 1898, Page 1 Column 4

72 year-old John Shannon was found dead in bed in Lebanon on Sunday. The coroner’s office believes that he died of natural causes. [Translated by Kat Whisenhunt and Emily Westerfeld]

Susanna Fluck
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, [January 13] 1898, Page 8 Column 4

On Friday evening at 5pm, 68 year-old Mrs. Susanna Fluck (nee Maurer), wife of Mr. John Fluck, passed away at her residence at 412 South Spring Street. The deceased had been suffering for a long time. Last year, she and her husband traveled to Germany with the intention to spend the rest of their lives in the Rheinpfalz [Rheinland-Palatanite]. Mrs. Fluck, however, became ill and as soon as she was well, the couple returned to Belleville. For the past 3 weeks she had to remain in bed.

She was born on June 11, 1834, in Stammenbach near Zweibrücken [Zweibruecken] in Bavarian Rhine Palatinate [in today’s German state of Rhineland-Palatinate]. She came to America with her siblings in 1856. They settled down in Burlington, Iowa, but Mrs. Fluck came to Belleville that same year. Here, she and her surviving husband were married on July 26, 1866. The couple was happy, despite having no children.

Besides her husband, the deceased leaves behind her adopted daughter Mathilda Kronenberger and Mathilda’s husband, Heinrich Kronenberger, of Belleville. Furthermore, she leaves behind a brother in Burlington, Iowa, and her sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Jost, in Ixheim near Zweibrücken [Zweibruecken]. Mrs. Fluck was a member of the Rosenkranzverein [Rosary Society] of St. Peter’s Cathedral. The funeral took place on Monday morning at 9 from the residence to St. Peter’s Cathedral and to the burial in Green Mount Cemetery. [Translated by Ian Freed and Lance Price]

Angelika Rinck
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, January 13, 1898, Page 3 Column 4

Mrs. Angelica Rinck (nee Rolles], the widow of Franz Rinck, died Tuesday morning at a quarter before eight at the age of about 64 in St.Elizabeth’s Hospital. The deceased was ill for six weeks and spent three weeks in the hospital. Mrs. Rinck was born on February 3rd, 1834 in Berus, Lorraine [currently Berus, a district in the city of Überherrn, Germany in the state of Saarland]. She came to America in the year 1849, then directly to Belleville. Here she married Franz Rinck on November 12th, 1855. He died on September 6th, 1866. Since then, she has been a widow and lived with her children. She was a generally esteemed and well-liked woman who led a quiet, peaceful life.

The deceased leaves behind her children Miss Marie Rinck, Mr. John Rinck, Jr., Miss Lena Rinck, and Mrs. Katharina Schlosser, the wife of Mr. John Schlosser, who all live in Belleville; in addition six grandchildren, and her siblings Mrs. Johanna Stein of Osgood, Indiana, and Mrs. Susanna Gasper of North Vernon, Indiana. The funeral took place Thursday morning at nine o’clock from the residence to St. Peter’s Cathedral, and from there to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by: Karl O’Brien and Alex Mallette]

Jakob Skär [Skaer]
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, January 20, 1898, Page 3 Column 4

75 year old Jakob Skär [Skaer] died in his home in Freeburg. The deceased had been sick for the past three months since suffering a stroke. Mr. Skär was born in Merxheim near Meisenheim, Prussia [now in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate] in September 1822 and came to America in 1842. Initially he worked as a furniture carpenter in Belleville. He ran a lumberyard in Freeburg for about 50 years.

He served one year in the Civil War. He is survived by his wife, whose maiden name was Schimmet, and his two daughters Louise and Sophie Skär [Skaer]. He is also survived by his sister Marie Gauch of Belleville and his brother Peter Skär [Skaer] who resides in Merxheim, Prussia.

The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the residence to the evangelical church then to the cemetery in Freeburg. [Translated by Amy Barker and Maggie Kitchen]

Elisabeth Henderson
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, January 13, 1898, Page 3 Column 4

Mrs. Elisabeth Henderson from East St. Louis died in the county hospital on Friday at the age of 59. She was suffering from cancer and was admitted to the medical institution on November 17 of last year. Her husband left her many years ago. She has two sons in East St. Louis where the body was on Saturday for the burial. [Translated by Erin Bainter]

Marie Junker
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, January 13, 1898, Page 3 Column 4

Marie, the several day-old daughter of Viktor Junker, of South Race Street [now South 3rd Street], died on Friday night. The funeral took place last Saturday at St. Peter’s Cathedral then to Green Mount Cemetery. [Translated by Erin Bainter]

Irne Rogger
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, January 20, 1898, Page 3 Column 4

Mrs. Emma Siefert, who lives at 312 Mascoutah Avenue, received a dispatch from Chicago on Wednesday, which stated that her brother Irne Rogger had fallen on the ice there and died.

The deceased was about 38 years old and a native of St. Clair County. He was married on January 8th 1884, to his surviving wife, Minna Eierkuß [Eierkuss]. The couple was going through a troubling time, and our readers will remember, that he was taken to the County Jail last summer for deserting his wife. After gaining his freedom, he moved back to Chicago.

Besides his wife, he leaves behind his children Lillie, Friedrich, Wilhelm, Edward, Minna and Emma, who reside at 713 Caroline Street; he is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Louise Rogger, who resides at 315 Mascoutah Avenue, as well as his siblings Mrs. Alois Meyer, Mrs. Heinrich Siefert and Mrs. H.F. Eggman. The burial took place in Chicago. [Translated by Nick Nadler and Cliff Dellamano]

Marie Haider
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, January 27, 1898, Page 3 Column 4

Ms. Marie Haider died Sunday afternoon at 2:00 at the age of 43 at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Munte, of 120 South Race Street [now South 3rd Street]. The deceased had been sick for several years. Two years before, she moved to St. Augustine, Florida, but the change in the climate did not bring her any relief.

Born in Waldersdorf near Neustadt [was a German speaking city, but is now called Sátoraljaújhely] in Hungary, she came as a six month old child with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Haider, to America and directly to Belleville. Mr. Haider died about ten years ago, and his wife died about twenty years ago. Since then, Ms. Haider has lived with her sister, Mrs. Munie. Besides her sister, she leaves behind only her sister-in-law, the widowed Mrs. Michael Haider of East St. Louis. Her brother, Mr. Michael Haider, died on May 26, 1896.

Ms. Haider was, despite her long-standing illness, patient and kind, and she was held in high respect by everyone who knew her. The funeral was Tuesday morning at 9:30 from the residence to St. Peter's Cathedral and Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Translated by Megan McKinney and Emily White]

Jakob Thum
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, January 20, 1898, Page 3 Column 4

Mr. Jakob Thum, who is very well-known in our area, died Saturday evening at the residence of his son-in-law Mr. Joseph Klinkhardt at the age of 70. He has suffered for a long time from typhus.

Mr. Thum was born on March 11, 1828 in Switzerland. He came to America as a young man and married Ms. Kunigunde Schönbein [Schoenbein] nearly 40 years ago in Belleville. The family lived Hecker for 21 years and moved to Red Bud 12 years ago, where Mrs. Thun died four years ago. Mr. Thum then moved in with his son-in-law.

He leaves behind two children; Mrs. Anna Klinkhardt of Hecker, and Mrs. Elsie Schrodi, wife of Mr. Otto Schrodi of Belleville; as well as five grandchildren. The funeral was held on Sunday morning at 10:00 from the Catholic Church to the cemetery in Hecker. [Translated by Alex Fox and Jessica Konradt]

Jakob Palmer, Sr.
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, January 13, 1898, Page 1 Column 4

Mr. Jakob Palmer, the well-known veteran who has lived in Belleville for several years, has died in East St. Louis. In addition to his son Jakob Palmer, Jr. of Belleville, he leaves behind three sons and four daughters. The deceased was prison guard in Chester between 1888 and 1892. He is a member of the local Hecker-Post Grand Army of the Republic. The burial takes place today at Green Mount Cemetery. [Translated by Isaac Dillman and Molly Compton]

Marie Margaretha Eckert
Belleviller Post und Zeitung, January 13, 1898, Page 3 Column 4

Marie Margaretha Eckert (nee Dehn) died on her farm, four miles southwest of Millstadt, at the age of 72. She is the stepmother of our fellow citizen mister John Eckert. She was the stepmother of our fellow citizen Mr. John Eckert.

The deceased was born on November 28, 1825 in Ueberau, in the Grand Duchy of Hesse [now in the German state of Hesse]. She came to the United States in September 1851 with Mr. Friedrich Eckert, whom she married on June 5th 1854. Her husband died on September 7, 1888.

She leaves behind five sons: George, Charles, Jacob, Louis and Edward Eckert; stepsons John Friedrich and Heinrich Eckert; her daughters Margaretha and Louisa, the wife of Mr. Louis Germann; her stepdaughter Mrs. George Probst of Floraville; and also her brother Mr. Peter Dehn of Clinton, Henry County, Missouri, and her sister-in-law Mrs. John Dehn of Millstadt as well as 19 grand-children.

The burial took place on Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock at Freivogel Cemetery. [Translated by Michael Farroll and Caitlin Rice]


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