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It has pleased Almighty God to call from the vale of tears to himself in Heaven the soul of Helen Harris, who died Monday, June 20, 1994, at her home in Dakota City, IA. She was 79 yrs. young and full of life!

Helen Marie Rosendahl, the daughter of Gerd and Ecke (Janssen) Rosendahl, was born on December 9, 1914 in Ash Grove Township, near Chatsworth, IL. She was baptized into the Christian faith on December 23, 1914 in Milford, IL. In about 1915 she moved with her parents to the Clare area, then to a farm near Rockwell City, IA. She was confirmed in the Christian faith on March 24, 1929 at St Paul's Lutheran Church, Manson, IA by Rev. W. Meier. The family later moved near Gilmore City, IA. Helen graduated from Bradgate, IA high school in 1932, where she was active in basket ball and the spelling bea. While at Gilmore City she was an active member of First Lutheran Church there. Helen was of German decent.

Helen was employed in Ankeny druing World War 2, where she lived with her sister Arlene in Des Moines; while there she attending St. John's Lutheran Church in Des Moines. She then moved back home and worked in area farm homes and also worked for Al and Loretta Ness, as a Nanny. In December of 1949 she was united in marraige to Lloyd Harris at the First Lutheran Church in Humboldt, IA; Witnesses were Helen's parents, Gerd and Ecke Rosendahl; standing up for them were, Charles and Rowena Jarvis. The couple lived near Gilmore City, where they worked for the Ed Beeson family; then they made there home in Dakota City. She continued to maintain her home there after the death of her husband in April of 1987. She was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church, Humboldt, IA. She was also active with Our Saviour's Lutheran Church- while she still had her membership at First Lutheran in Gilmore City, IA. She then transferred to Zion Lutheran at Humboldt, but was always fond of First Lutheran in Gilmore City, IA. Helen had a very strong Faith in the Lord Jesus, and was very active in seeing that her family also had aFaith in Jesus as well. She is a Loving Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, and Friend. She especially had fun spoiling her grandchildren and the neighborhood children. She also enjoyed her garden and sharing her harvest with family and friends. She always remebered those who were sick or ill, and often visited those at the hopsital and care centers.

Helen is Lovingly Remembered by her son Charles Gerd of Dakota City; grandchildren, Rebecca, Darrick, and Cynthia Harris; sisters, Arlene Chantland of Humboldt, IA; and Dorothy Abel of Pensacola, FL; and brother, Vernon Rosendahl of Wenatchee, Washington; and former daughter-in-law, Donella Harris of Dakota City, IA. She joins in Heaven her husband, Lloyd in 1987, her parents: and brothers Arthur, Carl, and Glen Rosendahl.

We praise and magnify our gracious Lord for the life that he gave to Helen, and for the new life he gives to her. And to all who place there trust in him, and we look forward to the blessed reunion to come in Christ's presence. "The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord!" For the Best is yet to come!



 
Services for Arthur Ubbe "Art" Rosendahl of Gowrie, also formerly of Rockwell City and Gilmore City, IA, were held Monday, March 11, 1985, at the Schellhamer Funeral Home Chapel in Gilmore City, with Pastor Darryl Torrin of First Lutheran Church of Gilmore City, officiating. Visitation was also held there at the funeral home. Burial was in the Marble Valley Cemetery of Gilmore City, IA. Schellhamer funeral Home was in charge of the arragements. Military graveside rites were conducted by the Hartnett-johnson American Legion Post 239 of Gilmore City; also where they had a light lunch following the commital services. He died Thursday, March 7, 1985, at Shadey Oaks Nursing Home of Lake City, IA.
Casketbearers were: Harold Landmesser, Maynard Wiemers, Edward Stoulil, Charles Harris, Gerd Johnson, Harold Christensen, and Knute Peterson.

Arthur "Art" Ubbe Rosendahl, the son of Gerd and Ecke (Janssen) Rosendahl, was born January 29, 1913, near Chatsworth, IL Iroqouis County, IL. At the age of two, he moved with his parents to a farm south of Clare. Later they moved to a farm north of Rockwell City, IA, where he attended rural schools. In 1931 he moved with the family to a farm north of Gilmore City, IA. On August 16, 1934, he was united in marriage with Edna Lee of Rockwell City, IA. The marraige was later dissolved. Also in that time he entered the U.S. Army and served overseas. He was awarded four Bronze stars and a Capaign Medal.
Following the war he settled in Muskegon, Mich. to be near daughter Dorothy Jean and family; Here he'd marry June Schutte on Aug. 3, 1945. Later they moved to Florida where the couple divorced. While in Florida, Art made his home at Miami and later in the Bellvue, Fl area. In Florida he had a special friend Jessie. In the spring of 1981, he returned to Iowa, settling at Gowrie, IA, near his family, and daughter, Nancy Buda of Callender, IA. In the fall of 1984, he moved to Rolfe, IA, to a retirement complex and on Jan. 14, 1985 he was admitted to the Veterans Hospital at Des Moines, IA, and later transferred to the Shady Oaks Nursing Home at Lake City, IA. He was a memberof the Lutheran churches in the areas in which he lived, and a former member of the First Lutheran Church of Gilmore City, IA; and St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Manson, IA. He was a life member of the VFW in Bellvue, FL., and later transferred to the VFW Post 80883 in Dakota City, IA in 1984. He served as an Honor Guard for departed veterans.
Art is Lovingly Remebered by his Mother, Ecke Rosendahl of the North Care Center of Humboldt, IA; three daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Dorothy Jean) McGruther of Muskegon, MI; Verna Mae DeTemmerman of Oelwein, IA; and Nancy Buda of Callender, IA; two sons, Donald of Alaska; and Richard of California. Three sisters, Mrs. Lloyd (Helen) Harris of Dakota City, IA; Mrs. Jack (Dorothy) Abel of Pensacola,
FL; and Mrs. Clifford (Arlene) Chantland of Humboldt, IA; three brothers, Vernon Rosendahl of Wenatchee, Wash., Carl Rosendahl of Carlton, OR; and Glen Rosendahl of Humboldt, IA. He joins in Heaven his father Gerd in Dec. of 1959, his grandparents, and his first wife in 1977.
He had been Baptized into the Christian Faith at the German Lutheran Church in Illinois; and was Confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Manson, IA, by Rev. Meier.



 
 
 
  1. OBITUARY IRA MILLER-BROOK REPORTER JANUARY 23, 1947

Born May 8, 1884, Chatsworth, Illinois, United States

Died January 22, 1947, Foresman, Newton County, Indiana, United States, buried January 24, 1947, Brook, Newton County, Indiana, United States

Parents: Phillip Miller & Sarah Roberts

Husband of Amy B. Dennis (adopted daughter of Maria Elizabeth Waling & John Dennis)
          Ira Miller, 62, died at his home in Foresman on Wednesday morning after an extended illness.  He was
    born in Chatsworth, Ill., on May 8, 1884.   He came to the Foresman vicinity when he was seven years old.          
          On May 1, 1911 he was united in marriage to Amy Dennis.  For twenty-five years they lived in Chicago, 

     returning to Foresman several years ago.  Two sons were born to this union, Melvin and Eugene, who survive.
          Funeral services will be held at the Hershman funeral home on Friday afternoon at 1:30, Rev. Thompson   

     officiating and burial will be made in Riverside Cemetery.



 

Farrell, Loretta

December 14, 2003

Loretta Farrell, passed away December 13, at her daughter's home following a long illness. She was born Loretta Nimbler in Chatsworth, IL, in February, 1918. Her husband James died December, 1969. She was survived by her only daughter, Paula M. Farrell, of Westmont, IL. Loretta resided for over 20 years in Kankakee andover 35 years in Park Forest. She retired from Sears in Park Forest and was an active member of St. Mary's Parish. Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 16 from 3 to 9 p.m. at Lain-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Westwood Dr., Park Forest 708-747-3700. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Park Forest. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kankakee 



From: familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/j/a/s/
 
 
WESLEY ATTIG
    died 21 Feb 1966 in Bradenton, Manatee County, FL.
Services here on Friday for Wesley Attig. Services for Wesley J. Attig, 75, a former Ashton resident who died Monday in Bradenton, Fla., will be a 2pm Friday in the Cluts Funeral Home. Rev. Andrew noxon, pastor of the Ashton E.U.B. Church, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Ashton Cemetary. He was born January 27, 1891 at Chatsworth, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Attig. He married Emma Killmer in 1915. Survivors include his widow; a brother, Lloyd, Ashton; and two sisters, Mrs. Cleora Sanders, Lake Delevan, Wisconsin, and Mrs. Kathryn Compton, Rockford.

 
 

 
 

Pauline Lewis, 84, of Baker City, died June 6, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.

Her graveside memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Pastor Roger Scovil of the Baker City Christian Church will officiate. Friends are invited to join the family for a potluck at Geiser Pollman Park after the service. In case of bad weather, the potluck will be moved to 2750 College St.

Pauline was born in a farm home at Onarga Township, Ill., on May 25, 1920. Her mother died when she was young so she and her sisters went to live with their paternal grandmother in Campbellsburg, Ind., for four years.

Afterward, the oldest sister, Leona, stayed in Indiana with an aunt and uncle. Pauline and her other two sisters moved to Chatsworth, Ill., for five years, where each lived with a different family.

Then the 16-year-old Pauline and her youngest sister moved to West Chicago, Ill., where she maintained her father's household. Her daily chores included fixing meals on a wood-burning stove, pumping and carrying water from a well 300 feet from the house, washing clothes with lye soap on a washboard in a galvanized tub, drying laundry on an outside clothesline, and ironing clothes with Sad Irons heated on the wood stove. Preparing meals for the family laid the foundation for her lifelong love of cooking and baking.

At 20, Pauline married Lawrence D. Lyman of West Chicago, Ill., a father of three sons from a previous marriage. Over the next 15 years, five children were added to the family. When the youngest was up and about, the couple enjoyed horseback riding and raccoon hunting with friends.

In 1968, the couple and two youngest children moved to Estacada. In the following years, Pauline was known for providing friends and family with a continuous supply of delicious baked goods.

Lawrence died in 1975 after a lengthy illness. Pauline remarried in 1976 to Joseph P. Lewis of Estacada. The couple spent the next years working as watchmen at area gravel rock-crushing sites, before retiring and moving to LaPine in 1977. Joseph's health declined and he died in 1996.

Pauline left LaPine and spent the next several years dividing her time between her children's homes. Her final home was with her son, James Lyman, and his special friend, Ronda Irey, Baker City residents. In Baker City, she enjoyed daily two-mile walks to the Truck Corral for coffee unless prevented by icy conditions.

Pauline will truly be missed by her family and wide circle of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Lawrence Lyman and Joseph Lewis; a daughter, Violet Donovich; and daughter-in-law, Evelyn Lyman.

Survivors include three sisters, Leona Hughes of Salem, Ind., Rose Stover of Birchwood, Wis., and Mary "Betty" Marlowe of Estacada; sons, James Lyman of Baker City and David Lyman of Springfield; daughters, Delores Stuart of Butte, Mont., and Donalda Weinmann of Mable, Minn.; 21 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834 



From: thesouthern.com/
 
 

Elinore Catherine 'Billie' Balder

HERRIN - Elinore Catherine "Billie" Balder, 92, passed awaypeacefully at 8:25 a.m. Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, in HerrinHospital.

Elinore was born Dec. 30, 1914, in Chatsworth to Michael &Mary Ann (Resch) Smith.

She married Frank Dudley Balder on Nov. 10, 1935, in Chatsworth.He preceded her in death on July 8, 1963.

Mrs. Balder worked the Wiring Harness Line at Norge Co. inHerrin from 1954, until her retirement in 1981. She was a member ofthe Quarter Century Club at Norge.

She was an active member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel CatholicChurch in Herrin and a member of the Catholic Women's Club. Elinorewas a longtime member of the Herrin Senior Citizen's and an avidChicago Cubs fan.

She was an amazing cook who was known for her pies and secretrecipes. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmotherwho enjoyed spending time with her family and will be missed by allwho knew and loved her.

She is survived by her daughter, Sara Ann Smothers of Herrin;four grandchildren, Larry Smothers and wife, Sherry, of Wilmington,N.C., Mike Smothers and wife, Vickie, of Indianapolis, Ind.; twingranddaughters, Toni Moake and husband, Jeff, of Marion and TerriShea and husband, David, of Marion; 12 great-grandchildren, JasonSmothers, Josh Smothers, Michelle Smothers, Nicole Schoppe, twingreat-grandsons, Jon and Chad Smothers, Serena Smothers, LindseyWilson, Cody Moake, David Lee Shea, Kyle Shea and Katie Shea; eightgreat-great grandchildren and one on the way; sisters, MaryBirkenbeil of St. Peters, Mo. and Helen Webber of Gold River,Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; threebrothers; four sisters; and her son-in-law, Gilbert Smothers.

The funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007, atOur Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin, with MonsignorKen Schaefer officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn MemorialGardens in Herrin. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday,Sept. 5, 2007, at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. A prayerservice will be recited at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeralhome.

Memorial donations are suggested to the OLMC/Renovation Fund andwill be accepted at the funeral home.

For more information or to sign the memorial guest register,visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com 

 

Pontiac Daily Leader

May 3, 1973

Mrs. Hattie L. Baldauf, 85, died at 1:30 p.m. at the Gilman Nursing Home at Gilman. She had been ill several months.

Graveside rites will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Mount Pisgah Cemetery at Henderson, Kentucky. Rabbi Bernard Lavine will officiate.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 today (Thurs.May3) at the Culkin Funeral Home, Chatsworth.

She was born July 12, 1887, at Glasgow, Kentucky, a daughter of Sam and Bertha Lewis. She was married to Leo Baldauf, July 22, 1910, at Columbia, Kentucky. He died Oct. 22, 1944.

Surviving are a son Morris, Chatsworth; a sister, Mrs. Edna Kahm, Kennett, Mo.

A son and two brothers preceded her in death.

She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary and operated a variety store in Chatsworth for 34 years in association with her son.

 


 

Francis Karns

BLACK ROCK, Ark. - Francis ''Frank'' Karns, 72, of Black Rock, Ark., died June 10, 1999 at the Veterans Home in Popular Bluff, Mo.
Cremation rites were accorded by White Sanders Funeral Home in Popular Bluff.
He was born Oct. 26, 1926 in Chatsworth, the son of James and Winifred Karns, who are deceased.
He married Betty Jane Boudreau, Dec. 28, 1947 at St. Rose of Lima Church, Kankakee, and she died Aug. 6, 1974.
He was a veteran, serving in the Korean War and was in Germany for 18 months.
Mr. Karns worked for Conway Towing for many years and also worked at several golf courses. He was a mechanic.
Surviving are a daughter, Sandy Eby; four grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Merle and Agy Karns of Watseka; two sisters, Rita Benfield of Kankakee and Dorothy Cook of Ft. Dodge, Iowa; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special friend Eva Emery of Black Rock.
Also preceding him in death were one brother, Hugh Michael; one sister, Ruth Burton; and two sons, Terry and Francis Karns.

 

From: www.swngs.nesgs.org/newspaper/1915_republican.htm

 

Mrs. Mary Walker Dies. Mrs. Mary Walker, mother of Chester L. Walker, and widow of the late Henry Walker, formerly of Chatsworth, Illinois, who died in McCook, Nebraska, in 1904, died Monday night at 12:30 o’clock at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Nelms of Taylorsville, Illinois where she had been visiting since last October. The deceased was born in Chatsworth Illinois on March 28, 1862 and was the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. B.F. Barnam. In 1874 she was married to Henry Walker of Chatsworth. They remained in that city for nine years then moving to Marseilles, Illinois. In 1885 they moved to McCook, Nebraska, where they resided until 1904 when Mr. Walker died and the widow went to Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1909 to make her home with her only son, C. L. Walker. Mrs. Walker was a prominent lodge worker and was widely known through out the state as the grand inner watch of the D. of H. and stats deputy, a title she had held since the convention last year. She was also a member of Royal Neighbors, Pythian Sister, Rebecca and Maccabees orders. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. J.M. O’Dell of Marseilles, Ill. Mrs. Nellie Conner, of Marseilles, Ill. Mrs. Alice Decker, Oberlin, Kansas and Mrs. J.N. Nelms of Taylorsville, Illinois, and four grandchildren of C.L. Walker. As a daughter, wife, mother, sister and friend she was ideal at all times being congenial and pleasant. She was a very patient and cheerful sufferer during her illness. Her passing will be sincerely mourned not only by her relatives but by hundreds of friends. Short funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the home of Dr.Nelms, at Taylorsville, before the body was shipped to McCook for burial. The remains were accompanied to McCook by her son, C.L. Walker, wife and baby. Funeral services will be held here this afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Methodist church. Friday February 12 1915

 

 

Robert H. Hanshew, 47, of Hammond, In., formerly of Forrest was killed in apparent robbery attempt Wednesday, Feb. 20, 1991, in Lansing.

A graveside service was held sunday at Chatsworth cemetery, Chatsworth, the Rev. Paul Mallory officiating.

Culkin-Diggle Funeral Home, Chatsworth, was in charge of arrangements.

He was born April 14, 1943, in Fairbury, a son of Paul and Stella Birch Hanshew. He married Mary Runyon, Oct.30, 1981 in Chatsworth. She survives.

Also surviving are his mother, Stella Glover, Hegewisch; one daughter; five brothers, Eugene Hanshew, Fort Meyers, Fl.; Kenneth Hanshew, Heyworth; Francis Hanshew, Westville, In.; Donald Hanshew, Forrest; and Jack Beckhoff, Hammond; and three sisters, Ina Mae Winningham, Barry; Mary Wojas, Indiana Harbor, In. and Bonnie Shols, Gaston, Al.

He was preceded in death by his father and one brother.

Mr. Hanshew was raised in Forrest and Hammond and attended Forrest and East Chicago schools.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and enjoyed working with horses.



 

 Arlene Rosenboom

CHATSWORTH - Arlene N. Rosenboom, 79, of Chatsworth, died Tuesday (March 30, 1999) at Fairview Haven, Fairbury. 
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Hager Memorial Home, Chatsworth. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Chatsworth United Methodist Church, where she was a member. The Rev. Steve Kettlecamp will officiate. 
Cremation rites will be accorded following the services. 
Memorials may be made to MADD, CAPS or Fairview Haven. 
She was born July 12, 1919 in Chatsworth, the daughter of Charles F. and Nellie M. Glabe Shafer. 
Her husband, Kenneth Rosenboom, whom she married Sept. 15, 1940 in Chatsworth, died Nov. 20, 1985. 
Surviving are two daughters and one son-in-law, Patricia and Donald Baker of Fairbury and Sherry Rosenboom of Riverton; one son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Roz Rosenboom of Tucson, Ariz.; one sister, Elma Trinkle of Chatsworth; one brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Ruth Shafer of Chatsworth; and 10 grandchildren. 
Deceased are one sister and three grandchildren. 
She was a graduate of Chatsworth High School and was self-employed as a Shaklee coordinator for 25 years, as well as being a milliner for many years. 
She was a member of the Chatsworth Women's Club.




Sept. 6, 1897 - Nov. 20, 1991 

 Tressie Tina “Granny” BAKER, 94, 510 Jefferson St., died early Wednesday morning at 

her home. 

She was born in Charsworth, Ill., to Edward and Elizabeth DEHM.  She moved from 

Piper City, Ill., to Rochester in 1944.  On Feb. 13, 1918 in Chatsworth she married William Martin 

BAKER, who died July 19, 1970. 

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Cleon (Hazel) CONWELL, Rochesrter, and Mrs. 

Robert (Betty) ALDERFER, Yuba City, Calif.; four sons, Harry, Eugene, Weldon and Kenneth 

[BAKER], all of Rochester; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; two greatgreat-grandchildren, and three sisters, Mary WALRICH and Minnie FRIEDEN, both of 

Chatsworth, and Alma JIRASEK, San Bernardino, Calif.  Preceding in death was an infant 

daughter; a son, Leonard [BAKER]; three grandchildren; two sisters, and a brother. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Dr. 

Sam WRIGHT officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call 

from 4-8 p.m. Friday and after 1 p.m. Saturday. 





Chatsworth- Evelyn (Schade) Askew,87, of 411 Ash St., Chatsworth, died at 9:38 p.m. Thursday (August1, 1996) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Hager Memorial Home, Chatsworth. Burial will be in Chatsworth Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before the service Monday at the memorial home. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Mrs. Askew was born Sept. 17, 1908, in Germanville township, to Adam and Catherine Berlet Schade. She married A.D. "Don" Askew June 18, 1920, in Chatsworth. He died April 7, 1994.
Three brothers and one grandchild preceded her in death.
She was a Livingston County matron, 1962-66, while her husband was sheriff. She also was a homemaker. She graduated from Melvin Community High School.


From The Register-Guard-Eugene, Oregon-Feb. 5, 1985
Madge L. Watson of 512 N. 32nd Street, Springfield, died at Eugene Care Center at the age of 87 years on February 2, 1985. Madge Lorraine Watson was born August 11, 1897 at Chatsworth, Illinois to parents, James and Lenore Entwistle. She was united in marriage to William Clyde Wilson in Illinois in 1911 and he preceded her in death on September 19, 1982. Madge Watson had been an elementary school teacher in Illinois. The family moved to this community 22 years ago. Mrs. Watson was a member of the Springfield Seven-Day Advantist church. Surviving are sons, James Watson of Maine, William Clyde Watson of Florida, Donald Watson and Theodore Watson of Aurora; daughters Anna Montgomery and Ione Coddington, both of Springfield, a sister, Grace Clark, of Chatsworth, Il., 16 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held  Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1985 at 2 pm at the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Pastor Glen Gingery officiating. Major-Fredericksen Springfield Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.




Lawrence Ellsworth Gibson 
From The Lafayette Leader, Friday, April 28, 1922:

L. E. Gibson Dies Sunday Morning

Passes Away At Home Here Sunday After Protracted Illness

     Lawrence Ellsworth Gibson passed away at his home in Lafayette last Sunday morning, April 23, death following a long illness.
     The deceased was born in Chatsworth, Illinois, April 16, 1896. Early in life he moved with his parents to Iowa, later to Missouri, and then to Nebraska. He formerly lived in Lafayette but returned to his Nebraska home several years ago, returning to make his home in Lafayette in 1920. May 24, 1903, he was united in marriage to Miss Mina McDongal, who survives him. To their union were born three children, all of whom have preceded their father to the home beyond.
     At an early age he united with the Christian church and on coming to Lafayette placed his membership with the First Baptist church. He loved the house of worship and was a true and consistent follower of the teachings of his religion. In the home he was a devoted husband and father, ever being mindful of the needs of his family. He was also a faithful friend and helper to those about him and a large circle of friends and neighbors will mourn his loss.
     Beside his wife he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Sarah Sanford, of Holdredge, Nebraska; four sisters, Mrs. Jessie Stoner, Eaton, Colorado; Mrs. Phila Conrad, Omaha, Nebraska; Mrs. Minnie Meredith, Holdredge, Nebraska, and Mrs. Dollie Wheeler, Santa Fe Springs, California; also one brother, Albert Gibson, of Stockholm, Nebraska. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. George Bird at the Heiserman funeral home Tuesday afternoon after which the remains were sent to his old home at Scotts Bluff, Nebraska for burial.

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1880 U. S. Federal Census 
Mortality Index

CHARLOTTE TOWNSHIP

 

Allen, J Eli

41

M

W

M

PA

PA

PA

Farmer

Apr-80

R R Accident

13

H H Bostock

 

Gilmer, Henry

63

M

W

W

Hanover

Hanover

Hanover

Farm Laborer

Oct-79

Wounds from team running away

7

W C Byington

 

Gregory, S Harry

20

M

W

S

IL

IL

IL

Farmer

Aug-79

Congestion of Brain

10

C True

 

Lemna, Mary

3

F

W

S

IL

Canada

IL

 

Feb-80

Diptheria

3

C True

 

Overton, William L

20

M

W

S

PA

PA

PA

Farmer

Mar-80

Apoplexy

3

None

 

Rhinefort, Catherine

10

F

W

S

IL

Bavaria

Bavaria

 

Feb-80

Diptheria

10

W C Byington

 

Rhinefort, Matilda

8

F

W

S

IL

Bavaria

Bavaria

 

Jan-80

Diptheria

8

W C Byington

 

Rhinefort, Mary E

5

F

W

S

IL

Bavaria

Bavaria

 

Feb-80

Diptherial Croup

5

C True

 

Rhinefort, Francis C

2

M

W

S

IL

Bavaria

Bavaria

 

Mar-80

Diptherial Croup

2

C True

 

Slavin, Mary

5

F

W

S

IL

Ireland

Ireland

 

Nov-79

Croup

5

W C Byington

 

Turpin, Leander

89

M

W

W

England

England

England

Farmer

May-80

Old Age

15

None


 

From: Archives of the Mennonite Church, Goshen, Indiana
Grabil-Lizzie Grabil was born in Gardner, Ill., Feb. 9, 1857; died April 5, 1938; aged 81 y. 1 m. 26 d. On Jan. 1, 1877, at Chatsworth, Ill., she was united in marriage to S.W. Shearer, who passed away in May, 1923. To this union were born 10 children. Six of ten survive; Byron, Russel, and Weslie of Jackson, Minn.; Harry of Freeborn; Charlie of St. Paul, and Mrs. Mary Harder of Upland, Calif. There also remain 34 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; also a sister (Mrs. P.S. Snyder of Ashley, Mich.). In early womanhood she united with the Mennonite Church, of which she was a faithful member until her death. She was much concerned about the soul's welfare of her children, often asking friends in letters written, an interest of prayer in their behalf. Funeral services were held at the old home place and the church by Bros. N.E. Landis and C.J. Garber. Interment in Riverside Cemetery, Jackson.






From the Pantagraph

Forrest-Velma R. Snow, 81, of Forrest and formerly of Chatsworth and Fairbury, died at 12:55 pm yesterday (December 22, 1991) at Saint James Hospital, Pontiac. She had been ill.

A graveside service will be at 10:30 am Tuesday at Chatsworth Cemetery, Army Assistant Chaplain Michael Forsyth, her grandson-in-law, officiating. There will be a private family visitation at Culkin-Diggle Funeral Home, Forrest.

She was born June 11, 1910, in Edwards County, the daughter of Frank and Addie Dawson Davisson. She married Harley L. Snow Jan. 19, 1931, in Pontiace. He died Sept. 28, 1970.

Surviving are four sons, Dale, Cullom: Donald, Ocala, Fla.; and Thomas and Ronald, both of Denver Colo.; three daughters, Doris Friedman, Bloomington; Iva Mae Wilfong, Conway, Mo.; and Velda Mydler, Forrest; two sisters, Bernice Gaede, Minonk, and Helen Oyer, Forrest; 18 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and four step -great grandchildren. 

She was a member of the Forrest United Methodist Church, Republican Club, Chatsworth Homemakers Extension Unit and the Fairbury Hospital Auxiliary. Mrs. Snow had worked a a nurse's aide for the Helen Lewis Smith Pavilion, Fairbury, and the former Greenbriar Lodge Nursing Home, Piper City. She was a member of Forrest Senior Citizens Club and the Chatsworth American Legion Auxiliary for 30 years. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Saint James Hospital Hospice Unit at Pontiac.



From the Pantagraph

Chatsworth-The funeral of Rose Helena (Kemnetz) Haberkorn 90, Chatsworth, will be at 10:30 am Tuesday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Chatsworth, the Rev. Richard Brunskill officiating. Burial will be at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Chatsworth. Visitation wll be from 5 to 8 pm Monday at Hager Memorial Home, Chatsworth, with the rosary recited at 7 pm. She died at 9:15 am Thursday (Sept. 26, 1996) at Birkshire Healthcare of Lexington. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Survivors include one son, Francis Haberkorn, Chatsworth; one sister, Violet Dohman, Chatsworth; one brother, Lyle Kemnetz, Strawn; four grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

Mrs. Haberkorn was born Aug. 21, 1906, in rural Germanville Township, a daughter of Frank and Hannah Benson Kemnetz. She married John A. Haberkorn Aug. 23, 1933, in St. Rose Catholic Church, Strawn. 

An infant sister and two brothers preceded her in death.

Mrs. Haberkorn taught in a rural school south of Chatsworth for 10 years and after teaching she was a homemaker. 

She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church; Germanville Community Club; Royal Neighbors of America; and the Altar & Rosary Society.



From Findagrave:

California Death Certificate Record Shows:

Mary Altman, widow of William Altman: Date of death - April 21, 1926, age 81, 8 months, 8 days.

Mary Altman was born in Metamora, Woodford Co.,Il. She was the daughter of Jacob and Barbara Rosenberger Weast.

She married William Altman in Peoria, Il, 1863. Both she and her husband were in the dry goods business since their marriage, in Chatsworth, Il. William died in Chatsworth, Illinois, 1890. Their children were MaryAaltman, Mrs. Augusta (Wm.) Royal and August Altman.

By 1910, Mary Altman was living in Los Angeles, with her daughter and son- in -law, William and Augusta Royal. Mary also lived near her sister, Barbara Robertson and brother Peter A. Weast, who retired in California. Mary is buried next to her brother-in-law, Jerome Bonapart Renne, 1841-1882.

Mary had seven brothers and sisters, Andrew, Mrs. Lean Weast, Mrs. Barbara Robertson, John Weast, Peter A., Joseph and Henry C.




From:Quad Cities online

Rose `Kathleen' Bergan

Rose ``Kathleen' Bergan, 83, of 3360 31st Ave., Rock Island, died Friday, Sept. 12, 1997, at St. Anthony\'s Care Center, Rock Island.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Chatsworth, Ill. Burial will be in St. Patrick\'s Cemetery, Chatsworth.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Hager Memorial Home, Chatsworth. Memorials may be made to the church.

She was born July 12, 1914. She has resided in Rock Island since May 1997.

Surviving are daughters, Ann Versluis, Rock Island, Mary Ohtan, Naperville,
Ill., and Angela Schlueter, Glenview, Ill.; sons, James Bergan, Silvis, and
Thomas Bergan, Naperville; 13 grandchildren; a sister, Frances Franklin,
Forrest, Ill.; and a brother, John Healy, Midland, Texas.



From Gospel Herald Obits-June, 1951   

Wought, -- Fannie, daughter of Jonas and Catherine (Stakely) Gingerich, was born in Canada, Feb. 15, 1869; passed away in her home at Chatsworth, Ill., June 1, 1951; aged 82 y. 3 m. 13 d. She moved with her parents to Illinois and later, while she was still quite young, the family moved to Kansas. She united with the Amish Congregation in Harford, Lyon Co., Kans. In later years she transferred her membership to the Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death. The Gingerich family finally settled near Garden City, Mo., and on Sept. 5, 1901, she was married to John Keim Wought. She with her husband came to Cullom, Ill., Oct. 3, 1901. In 1902, they returned to Missouri. In 1908 they settled permanently in Cullom, where Fannie resided the rest of her life, with the exception of the last two and one-half years, which were spent in Chatsworth. To this union were born 3 children, Joseph Jonas, who died in infancy; Alton Jacob, who died June 30, 1929; and Lillian Elizabeth). Her husband passed away at Cullom, March 9, 1931.

 She leaves to mourn her departure her daughter (Lillian, Chatsworth, Ill.), her sister (Mrs. Elizabeth Miller, Anaheim, Calif.), her grandson (John Arthur Wought, Bradley, Ill.), her granddaughter (Anna Mae Wough, Saunemin, Ill.). Her husband, 2 sons, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters preceded her in death. Funeral services were held June 5, at the Stewart Funeral Home and the Mennonite Church of Cullom, Ill., with Theodore Wentland in charge. Burial was made in the West Lawn Cemetery, Cullom, Ill.




From Obits for Life

Dorothy Baxter Hurley died Tuesday, November 28, 2006 surrounded by her family. Dottie as she was known to family and friends was born in Chatsworth, Illinois in 1917. Moving to Springfield as a young child she graduated from Central High School where she later worked until she retired from the public school system.

Preceded in death by her parents Harold and Mabel Baxter of Springfield, one sister Barbara Louise Gold also of Springfield. Dottie is survived by her son, John Patrick Hurley and his wife Gail of Ash Grove, Mo. Grandson Edward Hurley, of Ash Grove, Mo. , his wife Danielle, great grandchildren Mia and Aaron. Grandaughter Caroline Hogan and her husband Darrel and great grandchildren Hunter and Laura, of Ozark, Mo. Grandson John Hurley Jr. of Ash Grove and great granddaughter Callie. Her daughter Pam Hurley Stettnisch and husband Ruben of Bella Vista, Ar. Granddaughter Geri Collins Lovelace of Bentonville, Ar. Great Granddaughter Elizabeth Lovelace and Alyx Lovelace also of Bentonville, Ar. and granddaughter Heather Rhew and her husband Michael of Huntsville, Ar. Last but not least her devoted companion and friend Dan, a yellow lab.

Dottie was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Springfield.

Her family and friends will remember her for her love of children and animals.

Funeral services will be at 10 am, Friday, Dec, 1, 2006 at Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home with Rev. Ellen Brantley and Rev. O.V. Dodson officiating. Burial will be in Maple Park Cemetery. 



Her obituary follows: Obituary, August 24, 1982, Rochelle "News Leader."

"Margaret (Brosnahan) Koritz: Margaret G Koritz, 79, 20 Tilton Manor Drive, died Saturday, August 21 in Rochelle Community Hospital after a long illness. She was born Oct 13, 1902 in Chatsworth to Thomas Y and Josephine Brosnahan Shear. She was married to Lloyd A Koritz March 4, 1922 in Danville. He preceded her in death February 25, 1974. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church, the Rochelle Women's Club, the Rochelle Historical Society, a 50-year member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and a member of the Metropolitan Club of San Francisco. Survivors include a son Dr L Thomas Koritz of Rochelle; daughters Mary Jean Greenwood of Peoria and Mrs Richard (Joanne) Bruggen of Atchison, Kan; brother Jay of Suffern NY; sisters, Mrs John (Mary) Harrison of Auburn, Mrs Harry (Sarah) Danforth of Cissna Park; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in the First United Presbyterian Church with the Rev Donald Meisenheimer, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Lawnridge Cemetery. Visition will be tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Cluts-Simes Funeral Home. A memorial has been established to the church and to the Rochelle Hospital Auxiliary Nurses' Scholarship." 



From: Descendents of Thomas Aaron

1939

George B. Aaron, of Chatsworth, but for many years resided in the Strawn vicinity, passed away at St. Joseph's hospital, Bloomington, last Friday night at the age of 74 years, following an operation for a kidney ailment.

Mr. Aaron was born at Loretta, Pa., in 1865, a son of Thomas and Mary Lilly Aaron. When he was only a boy the family came to Illinois, locating near Galva. Later he lived on a farm near Strawn until he removed to Chatsworth over a year ago.

On February 3, 1891, at Rutland he was united in marriage to Catherine O'Neil. She passed away at Strawn, Feb.18, 1932.

Mr. Aaron was of a quiet, retiring nature, a kind and loving father, respected and beloved by those with whom he came in contact.

He is survived by three children, Mrs. Rita Keeley, Chatsworth, with whom hre reside; Raymond, Strawn and Mrs. L.J. Heenan, of Chicago. Dorothy Keeley also made her home with her mother and grandfather. There are five other grandchildren, and the following sisters, Sister M. Cointha and Sister M. Sebastian, of the Order of the Holy Cross, St. Mary's convent, Indiana; Mrs. E. Hannigan, of Homewood; Mrs. Geo. Eddy, Kankakee and Helena Aaron, Chatsworth.

Funeral services were held Monday at SS. Peter and Paul's church at Chatsworth, at 9:30 am. Rev. Frs. Markey and Reddy conducted the services. Burial was in St. Rose's cemetery, Strawn. Pallbearers were Edward Pursley, Frank J. Kuntz, C.L. Brieden, of Strawn; Henry Kerber, John Endres and Frank Trunk of Chatsworth.