Taken from the Peoria Journal Star, August 25, 2002
ROME — Margaret May Martin, 85, of 6810 Anglebluff Circle, Dallas, formerly of Rome, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002 at the Presbyterian Hospital in Plano, Texas. She was born Aug. 6, 1917, in Rome to Eldridge M. and Julia M. Ulrich Benton. Surviving are one son, Jerry of Dallas; one daughter, Shannan Schutte of Richardson, Texas; one sister, Jane McCloud of Castro Valley, Calif.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A graduate of the University of Colorado, she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She had been an executive secretary at an engineering company until retiring. She was a member of Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Plano. Services will be at 11 30 a.m. Monday at Restland Wildwood Chapel in Dallas. Dr. Michael Waco will officiate. Visitation will be all day today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.
Taken from the Peoria Star, January 19, 1954
Mrs. Schmid, 80, Services Today
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Schmid, 80, of 3813 Prospect Rd., widow of Gustav A. (Adolph) Schmid, will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Gauss Mortuary Chapel.
The Rev. Richard Knost of First Universalist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetary.
Mrs. Schmid died at 11:50 p.m. Sunday at Methodist Hospital where she had been a patient since Dec. 2. She was born at Richmond, Ind., Dec. 24, 1873, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bernd, and married Mr. Schmid here Nov. 14, 1875. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Roy Butterfield of Peoria; one son, Rudolph Schmid of Highland Park; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Woods of Bowling Green, Fla.; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Paper unknown, June 1912
DEATH OF PETER BERND
Peter Bernd died Tuesday, June 11th, at his home at Ft. Meade, Polk County, after a long illness. He was born in Hamburg, Bavaria, November 30, 1835. He came to the United States in 1865 and stopped in Peoria, Ill.
Funeral service were held in New Hope Church, three miles from Ft. Meade. Services by Rev. Thomas York. Interment was in New Hope Cemetery, at Ft. Meade.
Mr. Bernd was very much loved and respected by all who knew him. There was a las, Mrs. Smith, of Peoria, Ill., and Mrs. F. Wood, of Desoto County, Florida, and eight grand-children.
Mr. Bernd married Miss M. F. Douglass, of Jacksonville, October 5, 1881, a sister of W. W. Douglass and Mrs. E. A. White and Mrs. M. E. Burleigh, of Jacksonville.
Mr. Bernd was an honest, upright man in all his dealings with his fellow man. No one could say of him truthfully he wronged them intentionally. A righteous Christian gentleman. He was a member of the Lutheran Church, but connected with the Presbyterian after coming to Florida to live. After coming to the United States he settled at Peoria, Ill., then moved to Richmond, Ind., from there to Augusta, Ga., afterwards he came to Orange County, Florida, bought land in a few years, had a large orange grove and mill when the cold wave of 1885 destroyed the grove and a few days after the freeze the mills were destroyed by fire. Mr. Bernd at different times resided in Jacksonville and is known to many there.
Anna Elizabeth Brech
Taken from the Scott County Herald, April 9, 1914
Mrs. Anna E. Mader.
Mrs. Anna E. Breck-Mader, born in Hof-Hervogthum Nansau, Germany, Dec. 19th, 1839, and died at Winchester, Illinois March 31st, 1914 aged 74 years, 3 months and 12 days.
The deceased came to America at the age of 13 years and resided in the vicinity of Jacksonville, Illinois until Feb. 12th, 1861 on which date she was united in marriage with Nicholas Mader of this city, who departed this life on Oct. 14th, 1890. To this union there were born ten children, of whom there are six living. Lucy, wife of Karl Miller; Bertha, wife of Alva Switzer; and the only son, Charles N. all of whom live in Winchester, Alice, wife of Robert Coultas of Los Angeles, Cal. Minnie, wife of Roy Butterfield of Moline, Illinois; Lena, wife of William Callans of Astoria.
The children who preceded the mother to the grave were George, born in 1862, died same year. An infant son who died 1865. Edward, born 1867, died 1870; William, born 1874, died 1878.
The deceased was a member of the Winchester M.E. church, having united with the church April 24th, 1864 under the pastorage of Rev. L.C. Pitner and continued her membership up to the time of her death.
In addition to her children left to mourn her loss, she leaves 8 grandchildren, 3 brothers and 11 sisters.
The deceased was a woman of more than ordinary energy, and when left with the responsibilities of the household after the death of her husband, she bore them with great credit and commendation from the entire community. She was a devoted and self sacrificing mother, a good and true neighbor, one who attended most strictly to the affairs of her own family.
At the time of her death she was living in the old homestead with her only son and wife Chas. N. Her health had been most extraordinary, and her death which came from a stroke of paralysis was most unexpected. On account of her active life, in the care of her family interests, she had a wide acquaintance in the community. There will be many to miss her familiar face, and join with the immediate family in their sorrow.
Funeral services were conducted from the family residence Sunday, April 5, 1914 at 3:00 p.m., Rev. J.E. Strevey officiating and interment in the Winchester cemetary.
Flowers were cared for by Misses Fannie Edmonson, Leah Cowper, Fannie Coultas and Mrs. Verlin Summers.
Pall bearers were W.B. Clark, James Overton, C.W. Bane, Geo. F. Longnecker, Frank Clark and R.M. Riggs.
Taken from the Marengo Democrat, August 9, 1894
At his residence in this city on Monday, Aug. 6, 1894, at 11 o'clock p. m., James Butterfield, aged 63 years, 3 months and 24 days.
The deceased was born in England on April 12, 1831, and when only a year old he with his parents moved to Canada. During his boyhood he came to the United States and settled in Michigan but soon afterwards went to Missouri. When the war broke out he went to Illinois and organized Company I, 10th Ill. Cav., and as their captain led them to the front and served one year and six months. After his discharge from the service he came to Iowa and settled in Scott county where he lived until 1870 when he moved to this county and resided at Ladora four years. He then came to Marengo in 1880 and where he has since resided. On November 2, 1870, he was united in marriage with Syntha E. Stiles, which union was blessed with six children—three sons and three daughters—all of whom are living, and with his wife are here to mourn their loss. During his residence in Michigan he was converted and joined the M. E. church and has remained an active and consistent member of the same all his life. While in Missouri he was licensed a local preacher and used the authority of the church to enlarge the field of his usefulness, and so of it all the Lord has said, "Well done faithful servant, come up higher." He was a member of John Dilliu Post here. The funeral services were held at the M. E. church this afternoon at two o'clock and were conducted by Rev. J. W. Lewis. The funeral was under the direction of the G. A. R. Post of which he was a member. Mrs. Butterfield and family have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad affliction.
Royden Orlo Butterfield I
Taken from a Winchester paper, about May 30, 1935
ROY O. BUTTERFIELD
Roy O. Butterfield, son of William E. and Mary Butterfield, was born Nov. 25, 1878, in Marengo, Iowa, and departed this life May 25, 1935, at his home in Park Ridge, Ill.
As a youth, he attended public school in Winchester, Ill., and was a member of the Presbyterian church and Sunday school of this community. Enlisting at the age of nineteen with others from Winchester in the 19th Infantry at St. Louis, Mo., he was sent to Ft. McPherson, Georgia. From there he went to Tampa, Florida, to join his regiment which was stationed in Tampa Heights. In the disposition of recruits, he was assigned to Company C, which with the rest of the regiment embarked at Tampa Bay, July 22, 1898, for Porto Rico, Company C going abroad the Cherokee. After serving in Porto Rico, he was honorably discharged on April 16, 1899.
He was a member of the Winchester Band for a number of years.
On Sept. 23, 1903, he was united in marriage with Minna Mader of Winchester, and they resided here for seven years.
In 1910, they moved to Moline, Ill., where they resided for a number of years during which time he was employed at the R. & V. Auto Company, and the Velle Motors Co. Since 1924, he has been associated with the Socony-Vacuum Oil Company as automotive engineer. For the past nine years, he made his home in Chicago and Park Ridge, Ill.
He was a man of high ideals, whose greatest joy in life was the companionship of his family. His sterling qualities won for him the lasting friendship of those with whom he came in contact.
During his residence in Winchester, he became a member of the Masonic Lodge. Since 1910 he has been a member of the Doric Chapter, No. 319, of Moline, Ill.
He leaves to mourn his passing, his widow; one daughter, Beatrice Phillibaum; one son, Royden O., Jr.; one grandson, Corliss Edwin Phillibaum; also three sisters, two brothers, one half brother, and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, mother, one sister, one half brother and one half sister.
The remains, accompanied by the family, were brought to Winchester Wednesday morning, and taken to Danner's funeral home, where services were held in the afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. J. Fred Melvin officiating.
Mrs. S. G. Smith sang, being accompanied by Mrs. Elmer Stuart.
The flowers were in charge of Mrs. J.E. Coe and Mrs. P.C. Gauges.
Interment was in the Winchester cemetary, where the Masonic services were carried out. The casket bearers were Chas. Banes and Dr. W.A. Wainwright of Jacksonville, J.E. Coe, T.J. Priest, Robt. Frost and Jas. Overton.
Card of Thanks.
We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to the many friends in Winchester for their kindness and sympathy at the funeral of our loved one.
Mrs. Roy Butterfield, and Family.
Royden Orlo Butterfield II
Taken from the Peoria Journal Star, July 22, 1961
Roy Butterfield, Schmid Food Official, Dies
Roy O. Butterfield, 54, secretary-treasurer of the Schmid Food Products Co., of 4919 N. Prospect Rd., died suddenly at 4 p.m. Friday while making a delivery at the Club Lacon in Lacon, Ill.
He was born in Winchester, Ill., March 14, 1907, the son of Roy O. and Minna Mader Butterfield. He married Clara M. Schmid in Peoria June 23, 1929. He had been associated with the food company since 1937 and has been a resident of the Peoria area for about 35 years.
He was a member of the First Universalists Church of Peoria and for four years served as a trustee on the Peoria Heights Village Board.
He is survived by his wife, his mother, Mrs. Minna Butterfield, one son, Roydon O., all of Peoria Heights; one daughter, Mrs. Penny A. Meyer of Delavan, and one sister, Mrs. Beatrice Phillaboum of Cortland, N. Y.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Gauss Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in Springdale Cemetary. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary.
Taken from the Ventura Star, about January 11, 1911
W.E. BUTTERFIELD DIES MONDAY NIGHT
The death of William E. Butterfield occurred at the family home in this city, late Monday night. Deceased had been in failing health for some time, but his last illness of a serious nature was brief.
Mr. Butterfield was a native of Michigan, and aged 63 years. He came to Ventura with his family about seven years ago, and though living a quiet, retired life became known to a large number of our citizens, and was highly respected.
He is survived by eight sons and daughters, of whom three live here: W. T. Butterfield, Hallead Butterfield and Miss Rachael Butterfield. Mrs. J. H. Lamb and Mrs. H. E. Lamb, of Lompoc, former residents, are also daughters.
The funeral will occur this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the late residence of deceased on Poli street.
Taken from the Peoria Journal, October 9, 1912
Madden - Mrs. Bridget Madden, widow of the late Thomas Madden, died at 1:55 o'clock yesterday afternoon in St. Joseph's home. The body will be taken to Princeville where the funeral will be held about 9 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Mrs. Madden was born in County Tipperary, Ireland, in 1832. When a lass of 19 she came to the United
she met and became the wife of Thomas Madden. In 1867 they came to Peoria.
She was a woman of warm heart and generous nature. Her circle of friends was very large, her many womanly characteristics winning esteem and affection from all with whom she was brought in contact. Her husband died 17 years ago and she is survived by two sons: William, who lives in Radnor township and John A. of this city.
She was a devout woman and during her illness, which has continued for several years, bore her afflictions uncomplaining and cheerfully.
Mary Ann Cunningham
Taken from the Peoria Journal, December 3, 1937
Mrs. Mary Murphy
Mrs. Mrs. Mary Ann Murphy, 82 years old, a Peoria resident for 15 years and grandmother of State Sen. Thomas E. Madden, died yesterday afternoon at St. Joseph's home, where she resided.
Born October 2, 1855, in Ohio, Mrs. Murphy had lived in Illinois 80 years. She was married to Thomas Murphy in 1875 at Kickapoo, Ill. A member of St. Bernard's church, she was active in the Mothers' club of the parish.
Surviving are four sons, James, William and Matthew Murphy, all of Peoria, and Thomas Murphy of Princeville, and three daughters, Mrs. William Madden, Peoria, Mrs. James O'Toole, Chicago, and Mrs. Frank Callery, Princeville.
Services will be at 9:30 o'clock tomorrow morning at the Boland mortuary and at 10 o'clock at St. Bernard's church with the Rev. M. P. Sammon officiating. Burial will be in St. Clement's cemetary, Dunlap, Ill.
MRS. MARY ANN MURPHY
Dorothy Elizabeth Fromme
Taken from the Peoria Journal, March 18, 1935
MRS. G.T. CONNER TAKEN BY DEATH
Mrs. Dorothy Elizabeth Conner, wife of Grady T. Conner, 211 West Maywood avenue, died at Methodist hospital at 9:45 o'clock this morning.
Mrs. Conner was born in Peoria August 18, 1901 and was married to Mr. Conner June 25, 1927. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal church. The daughter of G. Ray and Gertrude Fromme, she is survived by her husband and parents. She was a niece of Mrs. Elizabeth Mathis, 105 South Perry street, who also survives.
The body was removed to the Gauss mortuary. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Taken from the Carrollton Patriot, November 3, 1910
Mrs. Elizabeth Winters
Mrs. Elizabeth Winters, widow of the late Wm. Winters, died Tuesday morning, at the home of her niece, Mrs. Ed Murray, southeast of town, in the 84th year of her age. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon, at Providence church, conducted by Rev. D. H. Toomey, pastor of the Carrollton Baptist church.
Mrs. Winters had been blind for twenty-one years, and was in poor health for some time before her death. She leaves six children, forty-eight grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren.
The sons are George and William Winters, both of this county. The daughters are Mrs. James Ball, Mrs. Margaret Freer; Susan, wife of Joseph Bowers, and Mary, wife of Avery Johnson of Kansas. One son and one daughter are dead.
Taken from the Quincy Daily Journal, September 19, 1912
Bernard Juelg died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Adoph Reed, 1431 Ohio street, yesterday morning, of enlarged thyroid, aged 75 years. He was a wood carver by trade and up until two years ago made his home in Peoria. He was married to Miss B. Smith and to this union was born five children, one son Fred W. Juelg, of Peoria, and four daughters, Mrs. Adolph Reed, 1431 Ohio street; Mrs. Ed Brooks, Mrs. William Bartell and Mrs. George Forbes, all of Peoria. Mr. Juelg was born in Baden, Germany, August 16, 1837 and came to this country in his youth.
Magdalena Marie Juelg
Taken from the Peoria Star, March 30, 1932
LENA M. SCHMID DIES AT AGE 88
Eighty years' residence in Peoria ended with the death of Mrs. Lena M. Schmid, 88, Tuesday morning at 4:30 o'clock, at the home of her son, Ernest A. Schmid, 1903 Knoxville avenue. Her home was at 1017 East Virginia avenue. She was the widow of Conrad Schmid.
Mrs. Schmid was born in Baden, Germany, August 29, 1843, the daughter of Andrew and Maria Betsch Juelg, and married in Peoria 71 years ago. Her husband died in 1909. She belonged to the German School society and the women's societies of the Turnverein.
Surviving are two sons, Ernest and Gustave A. Schmid, Peoria; six grandsons, Herbert C. and Arthur V. Schmid, Peoria, druggists; Roland and Willard Schmid, Minneapolis; Walter Schmid, Brooklyn, N.Y., and R.V. Schmid, Highland Park, Ill.; a granddaughter, Mrs. Clara Butterfield, Park Ridge, Ill., and three great-grandchildren. A son, Carl, died in 1917.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Gauss Mortuary chapel. Interment will be in Springdale cemetary. Friends may call at the Gauss chapel after 3 o'clock this afternoon.
Taken from the Wyoming Herald, November, 1908
After a long and painful illness Leo Julg, for many years the boot maker and cobbler of our village, passed peacefully away at his home, November 25th, at the age of 78 years. He was born in Sasbach, Germany in 1835 and emigrated to America with his parents in 1854. In 1861 he was united in marriage with Miss Anastine Hoppert and to this union were born two daughters both of whom with the wife preceded him in death. On September 22, 1897, he was as again married to Miss Martha A. Bever, who survives him.
Mr. Julg was a good, moral man, having an intense hatred of all forms of evil. He never allowed himself to be idle so long as health and strength held out. For many years we had been accustomed to bringing our footwear to his little shop for repair but for the last year or more his services were not to be had, failing health compelling him to give up this means of livelihood and we missed him a great deal. In connection with this work he spent much time in his yard where flowers were always kept growing in great profusion under the tender and skillful care of his hand. His happiest moments were spent among them and any time one might pass his place during the warm season they would find the entire grounds ---- with plants and flowers of such variety and beauty as to win the admiration of all. Many times has he called in passersby that he might point out and describe to them the different kinds of flowers with that pride born of his passionate love for them. Now their old friend is gone and perhaps some of these very plants will blossom on the mound above his silent form.
He fought in the Civil War who were he still living could tell of many perils and sufferings he endured, including days spent in Camp Ford prison where he remained almost 14 weeks. In the great conflict he was wounded; from the effects of this he never fully recovered and it finally resulted in his death. He was a member of the GAR and the IOOF the latter mentioned attending his [funeral]. The music was furnished by an Odd Fellows quartet, consisting of Messrs Webber, Adams, Whitten and Downing with Miss Downing at the organ. A beautiful floral tribute from his fellowmen in the lodge and another from his brothers and sisters in Peoria, who were unable to attend, rested on the casket.
He was laid to repose in Valley cemetery beside his wife and daughters and thus an entire family lie buried side by side. Mrs Julg died some ten years ago; Sarah the elder daughter died of consumption and the tragic death of the other daughter Emma at the railroad crossing in Castleton is still within vivid recollection of many of our citizens. Those from a distance who attended the funeral were: Mr and Mrs Chas Bocock, Towlon; Mrs Will Duckworth and Dominick Marty, Wyoming; Cyrus Bocock, Bradford. Thus we bid farewell to another old soldier and friend, one whom thru many years of acquaintance we had learned to regard with great respect, and we say with all fervor, "Rest to his ashes; peace to his soul".
Kathryn Marie Madden
Taken from the Peoria Journal Star, October 16, 1981
Mrs. Kathryn M. Meyer, 79, of 2716 N. Springdale for 60 years, died at 3:15 p.m. yesterday at St. Francis Hospital, shortly after she was admitted.
Born February 17, 1902, in Dunlap to William H. and Elizabeth C. Murphy Madden, she married George W. Meyer Oct. 16, 1920, in Peoria. He died Sept. 23, 1971, in Peoria.
She was a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church, the church's Mothers Club, Catholic Women's League and its St. Joseph's Sodality.
Surviving are three sons, William O. of Peoria, George E. of Champaign, and Thomas F. of Peoria; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Thomas E. Madden of Peoria; and two sisters, Mrs. Walbert (Alice) Scurry and Mrs. Paul (Loretta) Sleeth, both of Peoria.
One son, two sisters and one brother preceded her in death.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary and 11 at her church, the Rev. Angel Sierra officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetary and visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary. The Catholic Women's League rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. and the parish rosary at 7 p.m. at the mortuary.
Memorials may be made to her church or St. Jude's Midwest Affiliate.
William H. Madden
Taken from a Peoria paper, May 24, 1944
W.H.Madden Dies, Aged 80
Was Father Of State Senator
William H. Madden, 504 Kansas ave., father of State Sen. Thomas E. Madden, died at 6 a.m. today at his home. He was 80 years old, a member of a well known pioneer family here Mr. Madden had been ill a month.
He was born in Barrytown, N.Y., May 2, 1864, the son of Thomas and Bridget Cudahy Madden and married Elizabeth Murphy at Dunlap Nov. 19, 1895. Mr. Madden had spent the greater part of his life farming, and had resided in Peoria since 1914. He retired in 1941. He held membership in St. Bernard's church and in Camp 1325, Modern Woodmen of America.
Surviving are his widow; his son, Senator Madden; four daughters, Mrs. John Dettloff, Mrs. George Meyer, Mrs. Paul Sleeth, all of Peoria; Mrs. Walter Scurry, Rock Island, and six grandchildren. Two children died in infancy, and a brother, John A. Madden, died here two months ago.
Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Boland mortuary and 9 o'clock at St. Bernard's church. The Rev. M. P. Sammon will officate and interment will be in St. Mary's cemetary. Friends may call at the mortuary tomorrow afternoon and evening with a recitation of the Rosary at 8 p.m.
Dies At Home
WILLIAM H. MADDEN
Margaret M. Mathis
Taken from the Peoria Journal Star, March 19, 1991
Margaret F. Brown, 80, or 313 Hollyridge Circle died at 5:05 p.m. Sunday (March 17, 1991) at Bel-Wood Nursing Home.
Born June 10, 1910, in Peoria to Samuel and Elizabeth Meyer Mathis, she married Robert M. Brown on July 16, 1932, in Peoria. He died on June 21, 1966. She also was preceded in death by a grandson.
She is survived by two sons, Robert M. and William M., both of Peoria; a daughter, Mrs. James B. (Jean) Staley of Denver, Colo.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She received her teacher’s certificate from the University of Illinois in 1933 and was a Phi Beta Phi Alumnus.
She was a member of St. Paul’s Cathedral and Chapter EF of the P.E.O. Sisterhood.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cumerford-Endsley Memorial Home, the Rev. John H. Backus officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the memorial home. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Arthur C. Meyer
Probably taken from the Iroquois County newspaper, September 1954
Dr. Meyers, Former Dentist Here, Dies
Dr. Arthur C. Meyer, 69, formerly of Gilman and connected with the staff of the dental clinic of the Cook County hospital died early Monday morning at Kankakee following a heart attack.
Dr. Meyers, accompanied by his son Dr. Charles Meyer of Oak Park, and by Dr. Edwin Reynolds of Chicago, was stricken near the Kankakee state hospital while the three were returning by automobile from spending the week end at the Kam Lake farm southwest of Crescent City.
Dr. Meyer practiced dentistry at Clifton, Gilman and Palatine before becoming affiliated with the dentistry clinic of the Cook county hospital about five years ago.
He was born November 22, 1884 at Gilman, son of Charles and Katherine Gross Meyer and after attending the Gilman schools was graduated from the Illinois Dental College. He was married May 25, 1910 at Chicago to Anna Classen who died in May, 1953.
Surviving are two sons, Dr. Charles Meyer of Oak Park and Eugene Meyer of Palatine; two brothers, Ed Meyer of Gilman and Dr. Karl A. Meyer of Chicago; and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Grant of Gilman.
Funeral services were held in Gilman yesterday, with burial in the Gilman cemetery.
Charles A. Meyer
Taken from the Iroquois County Daily Times, May 30, 1972
Dr. Meyer formerly of Gilman, Dies
A former Gilman resident, Charles A. Meyer, 61, of Western Springs, Ill., died Monday, May 29, at 1 a.m. in the Hinsdale Hospital at Hinsdale.
Funeral services set Wednesday, May 31 at 1:30 p.m. at the Reilly Funeral Home at Gilman, the Rev. Loren Windhorst officating and Masonic rites by the Gilman lodge. Burial in Wenger cemetery at Gilman. Visitation after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Galewood Funeral Home in Chicago; visitation after 10 a.m. Wednesday until service at the Reilly Funeral Home in Gilman.
Dr. Meyer was born May 24, 1911 at Gilman, the son of Dr. Arthur and Anna (Claussen) Meyer. He attended Gilman schools. He graduated from Roosevelt University in Chicago and received his M.D. degree at Northwestern University at Evanston.
He was a member of the staff of Columbus Hospital and Cook County Hospital. He was a member of Hesperia Lodge 411, AF & AM.
Dr. Meyer was married November 26, 1938 at Waukegan to Genevieve Halvarson. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. William (Charlene) Krause of Western Springs; a son, Karl A. Meyer, at home, and a brother, Eugene Meyer of Palatine. His parents and son, William, preceded him in death.
Probably taken from the Iroquois County newspaper, November 1979
Funeral Rites for Elizabeth Grant Held Saturday
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Meyer Grant, 102, of Gilman, were held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in the Reilly Funeral home, with Rev. Robert Blum-berg officiating. Burial was in Wenger cemetery.
Mrs. Grant, the oldest lifetime resident of Gilman, died last Wednesday at 6:50 p.m. in the Gilman Nursing home, where she resided. She was born March 4, 1877 in Gilman, the daughter of Charles and Katherine Gross Meyer. She attended Gilman schools.
Her first marriage was to Charles Reynolds. Her second marriage was to Arthur A. Grant. Both husbands preceded her in death.
Mrs. Grant was a member of Zion United Church of Christ and Gilman chapter, Order of Eastern Star, and a member of the Past Matrons club. She was the first president of the Gilman American Legion Auxiliary.
She is survived by one son, Edwin C. Reynolds, Sr., of Gilman; one grandson, Edwin C. Reynolds, Jr., of LaHogue; 13 great-grandchildren and a number of great-great-grandchildren. Besides her two husbands, she was preceded in death by one son, one grandson, and two brothers, Edward W. Meyer and Dr. Karl A. Meyer.
Pallbearers were Arnold Meyer, Roger Meyer, Lemont Tammen, Leroy Decker, Carl Oster and Ervin Kreeb. Mrs. Otto Schriefer was organist and Mrs. Eugene Miller was soloist.
Elizabeth M. Meyer
Taken from the Peoria Journal, September 5, 1965
Mrs. Mathis, Former Civil Employe, Dies
Mrs. Elizabeth M. Mathis, 84, widely known lifelong Peorian, died at 9:10 a.m. yesterday at Fireside House, where she had been a patient since April 1964.
Prior to entering the nursing home, she resided with her daughter, Mrs. Robert M. (Margaret) Brown, 313 Hollyridge Circle.
Mrs. Mathis formerly worked for many years in the offices of the city treasurer, county treasurer and county clerk, and did much tax extension work, both levying and collecting.
Born in Peoria Aug. 18, 1881, she was a daughter of Paul R. and Margaret Schwers Meyer. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral.
Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Brown; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. One sister and one brother preceded her in death.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Gauss Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Douglas MacDonald of St. Paul's Cathedral officiating. Entombment will be in the G. Ray Fromme Mausoleum in Springdale Cemetery.
Friends may call at the memorial chapel from 5 to 8 p.m. tomorrow.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Visiting Nurses Assn. or the American Cancer Society.
George William Meyer
Taken from the Peoria Journal Star, September 23, 1971
George W. Meyer, 71, a resident of 2716 N. Springdale 50 years, died at 4 this morning in St. Francis Hospital after a long illness. He had been in the hospital since Aug. 30.
Before retiring in 1972 Mr. Meyer was a maintenance man for the Texaco Corp. stations in the Peoria area.
He was a member of St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church, Glen Oak, Neighborhood House and Heritage Senior Citizens clubs.
Born in Peoria Oct. 28, 1899, the son of Otto J. and Anna M. Winters Meyer, he married Kathryn Madden in Peoria Oct. 16, 1920.
Surviving are his widow; three sons, William, Edward and Thomas, all of Peoria; one sister, Mrs. Russell (Marie) Keil, also of Peoria; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary and at 10:30 in St. Bernard's Church, Msgr. Murray V. Haus officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetary.
Friends may call at the mortuary from 5 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. The Rosary will be recited at 8.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital, care of Methodist Hospital, Peoria.
Gertrude L. Meyer
Taken from the Peoria Journal, May 11, 1941
Mrs. G.L. Fromme, Lifelong Resident, Is Taken By Death
Mrs. Gertrude L. Fromme, 63 years old, wife of G. Ray Fromme, prominent Peoria business leader, died at 10:40 o'clock last night at the Proctor hospital, following an illness of several months. She lived at 411 Hettinger place and had been a lifelong resident of Peoria.
She was born in Peoria on January 13, 1878, a daughter of Paul R. and Margreta Schwers Meyer. She was married to Mr. Fromme in Peoria April 28, 1897. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal church of Peoria.
Surviving besides the husband is a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Mathis, Peoria. A daughter, Mrs. Dorothy F. Conner, preceded her in death several years ago.
The body was removed to the Gauss mortuary. Entombment will be in the family mausoleum in Springdale cemetery.
Otto Julius Meyer
Mr. Otto Meyer, a resident of Gilman for the past 62 years, and a veteran of the Civil War, passed away at his home in this city on Sunday morning, aged 87 years 4 months and 16 days.
Funeral services, conducted by Rev. J. Paul Goebel, were held in Zion Evangelical church at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon and interment was in the Gilman city cemetery.
Otto Julius Meyer, son of Karl Heinrich Meyer and Wilhemmine, nee Ewerts, was born on December 5, 1841 in Colberg, Province of Pomerania, Prussia, Germany, and passed away at his home in Gilman Sunday morning, April 21, 1929.
He was the last of a family of five boys and three girls to answer the final summons.
In November, 1862, Mr. Meyer, as a young man of 22 years, came to America, making his home in Ancona, Livingston County, Illinois. In 1863 he responded to the country's call and served in the Union army until the end of the war, in 1865. He returned to Ancona in May of the same year, and remained there until January, 1866, when he removed to Gilman. Here he spent the rest of his long life.
On April 21, 1866 he was united in marriage with Elizabeth Kaminke, of Ancona. To this union ten children were born.
Having established his own home in Gilman, Mr. Meyer went into business in partnership with his brother, Charles, from which he later retired, at the age of 33, and moved into the place which was to be his home for 54 years. During all this time he enjoyed exceptionally good health.
He began failing about five weeks ago, but only the last two weeks was he confined to his bed. The end came suddenly last Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock.
His death is deeply mourned by his surviving children, Mrs. Ida McGrail, of Gilman; Paul O. Meyer, of Chicago; Mrs. Clara Potts, of Wichita, Kans.; Carl H. Meyer, of Gilman and Albert G. Meyer, of Clifton, Ill. as well as by a large circle of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by Mary and Louise in infancy, Gertrude about four years ago, his wife about three years ago, Ernest two and one half years ago and Robert last January. Relatives from out of town attending the funeral were: Mrs. Mary Meyer and children, Elmer, Edna and Josephine of Chicago; Mr. Fred Bachman, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Meyer and daughter of Kankakee; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Meyer and son Dallas of Clifton; Paul Meyer of Chicago; Mrs. Ida Bolz, of Earlville; Alvin Budach and son Paul of Earlville and Mrs. Clara Potts of Wichita, Kansas.
Otto Julius Meyer
Taken from the Peoria Star, September 15, 1962
OTTO J. MEYER
Otto Meyer, 73, Rites Wednesday
Otto J. Meyer, 73, of 619 Third avenue, painter and paperhanger, died at 12:40 p.m. Sunday at Methodist hospital where he had been a patient since Sept. 3.
Born in Peoria, Dec. 6, 1878, he was a son of William and Rosa Seiler Meyer. He married Anna Winters in Peoria April 5, 1898. Mr. Meyer had been a self-employed painter and paperhanger for 50 years, working up until the time he entered the hospital. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America.
Surviving are his wife; one son, George Meyer; one daughter, Mrs. Russell Keil, both of Peoria; two brothers, Oscar Meyer of Peoria and William Meyer of Inglewood, Cal.; one sister, Mrs. Selma Entrican of Chicago; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Wilton mortuary chapel. The Rev. William R. O'Neill of Westminster Presbyterian church will officiate. Burial will be in Springdale cemetary. Friends may call at the mortuary after 3 p.m. Tuesday.
Paul Robert Meyer
Taken from the Peoria Journal, October 12, 1921
PAUL R. MEYERS DIES AT HOSPITAL; FUNERAL FRIDAY
Paul R. Meyers, 72 years old, for the last fifty-three years a Peoria resident, died early this morning at Proctor hospital following an illness of several months.
Mr. Meyers was an active member of the Macabees and Modern Woodsman lodges and was formerly employed for the T.P. & W. railroad in Peoria. Since the death of Mrs. Meyers twelve years ago, Mr. Meyers has made his home with his children.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. S.L. Mathis, Mrs. G.R. Fromme, and one son, Paul R. Meyers, Jr., all of Peoria.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. S.L. Mathis, 1411 North Perry avenue. Burial will be in Springdale cemetery.
Paul Robert Meyer Jr.
Taken from the Peoria Journal, April 11, 1935
Funeral Tomorrow For Paul R. Meyer Of Peoria Heights
Funeral services for Paul R. Meyer, 325 Euclid avenue, Peoria Heights, who died at 6:35 o'clock last night at St. Francis hospital, will be held at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Wilton Mortuary chapel. Burial will be in Springdale cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after 4 o'clock this afternoon.
He was born in Gilman, Ill., November 9, 1874, a son of Paul R. and Margaret Schwers Meyer. He had been a resident of Peoria Heights for 20 years. Mr. Meyer had served as village clerk for the past year, and previously had served eight years.
He was a member of Woodmen of the World and the North American Union. He married Miss Matilda Schertz January 27, 1897 in Peoria.
Surviving are the widow, and two sisters, Mrs. G. Ray Fromme and Mrs. Elizabeth Mathis, both of Peoria.
William R. Meyer
Taken from the Peoria Star, February 3, 1904
MEYER—William R. Meyer, aged 59 years, 1 week and 3 days, died February 3, at 2:35 a.m. Leaves a wife and five children, William, Otto, Oscar, Louisa and Selma.
Funeral Thursday, February 4, at 2 p.m., from residence, 302 Second ave.
Taken from the Peoria Star, November 7, 1965
Mrs. Elizabeth Madden, 87, widow of William Madden, died at 8:15 a.m. yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wolbert (Alice) Scurry, 2137 N. Prospect Rd.
Mrs. Madden was born at Dunlap April 19, 1878, a daughter of Thomas and Mary Ann Cunningham Murphy, and was married to Mr. Madden at Dunlap Nov. 19, 1895. He died in Peoria May 24, 1944. She was a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church, the Mothers Club of the parish, the Catholic Women's League and St. Joseph's Sodality.
Surviving are one son, Thomas Madden, former state senator; three daughters, Mrs. George (Kathryn) Meyers, Mrs. Paul (Loretta) Sleeth and Mrs. Wolbert (Alice) Scurry, all of Peoria; six grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Jewel O'Toole of Mt. Prospect. Two daughters, one son, five brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Wright & Salmon Mortuary and at 10 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church. The Rev. James Wolf will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetary.
Friends may call at the mortuary after 2 p.m. today. The Catholic Women's League Rosary will be at 3:30 p.m. and the parish Rosary at 8 p.m.
Edwin C. Reynolds
Taken from the Iroquois County Daily Times, December 31, 1981
Funeral Rites For Dr. Reynolds Are Held Sunday
Funeral services for Dr. Edwin C. Reynolds Sr, 83, of Gilman Nursing Home, were held Sunday afternoon in Reilly Funeral home, with Rev. Robert Blumberg officiating. Interment was in the Gilman Mausoleum.
Pallbearers were Walter Meyer, Arnold Meyer, Rodney Meyer, David Meyer, Paul Meyer and Max Howard. Mrs. Otto Schriefer was organist.
Dr. Reynolds died Friday at 8:25 p.m. in the nursing home. He was born June 16, 1898 in Gilman, son of Charles G. Reynolds and Elizabeth Meyer Reynolds Grant. He attended Gilman schools and American Medical School of Chicago. He interned at Cook County hospital. He was police surgeon for the city of Chicago and state surgeon of the Illinois American Legion.
He was a member of Libonati American Legion Post of Chicago, Chicago Masonic Lodge AF & AM, and the Scottish Rite Valley Shriners of Chicago.
He is survived by one son, Edwin C. Reynolds Jr., of Springfield; one adopted daughter, Mrs. Jean Rouse of Chicago, and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother and one brother, Eugene (Buz) Reynolds.
Taken from the Iroquois County Democrat, February 20, 1936
Gilman Legionaire Dies at Hines Hospital
Eugene Reynold, 36, world war veteran, who formerly resided at Gilman died Monday night at Hines memorial hospital at Maywood. He had been ill two years.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Zion Evangelical church of Gilman, followed by burial in the church cemetery.
He is survived by the widow, his mother, Mrs. A. A. Grant of Gilman, and three uncles, Dr. Carl Meyer of Chicago, Arthur and Edward Meyer of Gilman.
He was formerly employed as ex-ray technician at the Cook County hospital in Chicago.
Lee Francis Reynolds
Probably taken from the Iroquois County newspaper, May 1974
Hold services Saturday for Lee Reynolds
GILMAN — Lee Francis Reynolds, 53, R.R. 4, Kankakee, died at 1 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Riverside Hospital in Kankakee. He had had open heart surgery six weeks ago in Chicago.
He was born January 30, 1921 in Gilman, the son of Eugene and Florence Lee Reynolds. He married Claudia Sargeant July 21, 1951 in Chicago.
Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Leslie Ann, 13, at home; and Mrs. Sharon Rexroad, Champaign; three grandsons; his grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Grant, Gilman, and two aunts.
Mr. Reynolds attended Gilman schools. He was employed in the maintenance department of Riverside Hospital prior to which he was a Penn Central railroad switchman in Kankakee.
Services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Reilly Funeral home in Gilman with the Rev. Ronald Reynolds officiating and burial in the Wenger cemetery, Gilman.
Arthur V. Schmid
Taken from the Peoria Journal Star, June 16, 2002
PEORIA — Arthur V. Schmid, 98, of Peoria, formerly of 411 W. Corrington Ave., died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at ManorCare Health Services. Born Oct. 22, 1903, in Peoria to Ernst and Marie Siegle Schmid, he married Laura Wien on Oct. 22, 1929, in Peoria. She died in 1993. He also was preceded in death by one brother. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago pharmacy school, he owned and operated A.V. Schmid Pharmacy from 1925 to 1961. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Springdale Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Cumerford-Endsley-Diggle Funeral Home, 4200 N. Knoxville Ave., is in charge of arrangements.
Clara Matilda Schmid
Taken from the Peoria Journal Star, about June 10, 1977
Services for Mrs. Clara M. Butterfield, 71, of 131 N. Illinois, Peoria Heights, will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Wright & Salmon Mortuary.
The Rev. David More Maynard will officiate. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetary.
Friends may call at the mortuary from 7 to 9 tonight.
Mrs. Butterfield died at 8:18 p.m. Wednesday at Methodist Medical Center where she was admitted June 2.
She was employed in the Richwoods Township tax office many years. S Peoria on June 23, 1929. He died here July 21, 1961.
Mrs. Butterfield was a member of First Universalist-Unitarian Church and the Peoria YWCA. She was a member of five senoir citizens clubs: Neighborhood House, Glen Oak, Trewyn, Heritage House and Parkview.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Penny) Meyer of Peoria; a son Royden of Peoria; a brother Rudolph of Southern Pines, N.C.; and six grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.
Taken from the Peoria Journal, December 25, 1909
FUNERAL OF CONRAD SCHMID.
Remains of Old Time Resident of Peoria Laid to Rest Today.
The funeral of Conrad Schmid, one (of the) best known German-American residents of Peoria, is taking place today. Mr. Schmid died Thursday (morning). He was 77 years old and (had lived in Peoria) since 1833. He was until his retirement from business some eighteen years ago, engaged in the retail meat business. He was widely known and highly respected. He is survived by his widow and his three sons, Adolph, a grocer, at 1401 North Monroe street, Ernest, a druggist, at 1226 North Monroe street, and Carl, a druggist, in Minneapolis.
Rosa M. Seiler
Taken from the Peoria Star, January 29, 1923
MRS. ROSA MEYER
Mrs. Rosa Meyer, widow of the late William Meyer, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Otto C. Bong, 905 West Virginia avenue, this morning, at 1:10 o'clock, aged 64 years.
Rosa Siler was born in Fullensdorf, Canton Baseland, Switzerland, November 3, 1858. Her parents died when she was quite young and she came to America alone at the age of 16 years. She was married to William Meyer at Peoria July 22, 1876. He passed away February 3, 1904. She was a member of Christ Lutheran church, also a member of Fern Leaf Camp, Royal Neighbors and the Old Settlers' association.
Mrs. Meyer is survived by three sons and two daughters, William C., Otto J. and Oscar C. Meyer, Mrs. Otto C. Bong, all of Peoria, and Mrs. E. T. Entrican of Chicago; also seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at the residence of her son, William C. Meyer, 125 North Orange street, Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. C. Schulte, pastor of Christ Lutheran church officiating. Interment will be in the family lot at Springdale cemetary.
Taken from the Peoria Journal Star, April 3, 2005
EAST PEORIA — Carolyn Martha Stiers, 93, formerly of 531 E. Washington St., died at 4:26 p.m. Friday, April 1, 2005, at ManorCare at Riverview, where she was a resident. She was born May 11, 1911, in East Peoria to Dr. Fred L. and Lillian Ulrich Stiers. Surviving is her sister-in-law and caregiver, Betty Stiers of East Peoria. She was preceded in death by one brother. She received a degree in music in 1933 from Bradley University, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa sorority A member of the Retired Teachers Association, she taught music at several East Peoria schools for 40 years, retiring in 1975. She was a life member of the Peoria Organ Guild and played the organ for many area churches. She was of the Catholic faith. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2078 Auxiliary in East Peoria and Creve Coeur American Legion Auxiliary A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Monica's Catholic Church in East Peoria, where visitation will be one hour before. The Rev. Kenneth Marchulones will officiate. Burial will be in Fondulac Cemetery. Remmert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to St. Monica's Catholic Church.
Taken from the Peoria Journal Star, May 24, 1992
EAST PEORIA — Fred V. Stiers, 79, of 401 Arnold Road died at 10:58 p.m. Friday, May 22, 1992, at Proctor Hospital in Peoria. Born April 17, 1913, in East Peoria to Dr. Frederick L and Lillian C. Ulrich Stiers, he married Betty Patterson on Aug. 15, 1953, in East Peoria. She survives along with one sister, Caroline Stiers of East Peoria. He was a graduate of Bradley University and Northwestern University. He served as city attorney for East Peoria, Creve Coeur, Deer Creek and Bellevue and was former park attorney for East Peoria and Hollis Township. He was a World War II veteran. He was a member of St. Monica's Catholic Church in East Peoria and was past commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2078. He also had served as town clerk for East Peoria. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at his church. The Rev. Kenneth Marchulones will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. Burial will be in Fondulac Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Fondulac Park.
Taken from the Marengo Republican, December 7, 1887
Mrs. Margaret S. Butterfield was born in England Dec. 12, 1805. Died at the residence of her son James, in Marengo, Iowa. Dec. 1, 1887, aged 81 years 11 months and 19 days.
A long life has been her's whose death we mourn to-day. She had passed the allotted bounds of human life. Margaret Stockdale was her maiden name. At the age of 18, in England, she was married to John Butterfield. Four of her eleven children were born before coming to this country. The family came to this country fifty-five years ago and settled in Canada, where they remained twenty years. From thence they removed to Michigan, where twelve years were spent. From Michigan she came to Iowa in 1864, where she has since lived. Five of her children have preceded her to the spirit land. Six of them still live, and will doubtless be sad when they hear of their good mother's death. Mother Butterfield professed religion in her girlhood days. She first joined the Wesleyan Methodist Church in England. When she came to this country, in the absence of her own Church, she became identified with the M. E. Church, of which she has been a faithful member for more than fifty years. Those who knew Mother Butterfield best appreciated her religious spirit most. She had attended the Church services in the past few years but little, because of her inability to hear what was said. The spirit of devotion burned in her heart, and in her quiet home she had communion with her Saviour. Her pastor visited her and prayed with her but a few days before her sickness. She rejoiced in God her Saviour, and seemed to have a hope big with immortality and eternal life. She said she was but waiting until her adorable Redeemer should call her home. She little thought of the call being so near at hand. Peacefully and quietly her long and active life came to a close.
Mary Lucinda Terry
Taken from the Ventura Star, February 14, 1915
FUNERAL OF LATE MRS. BUTTERFIELD AT 2 P. M. TODAY
The late Mrs. Mary Lucinda Butterfield will be laid at rest this afternoon, following funeral services to be held at 2 o'clock at the family home, 624 Meta street.
Mrs. Butterfield passed away early yesterday after an illness covering months. She was a native of Ohio, where she was born 57 years ago. For ten years she had been a resident of Ventura. Her husband passed into rest several years ago. The immediate survivors of the deceased are Mrs. J. H. Bettendorf of Salt Lake City, Mrs. H. E. Lamb of Oceanside. Mrs. J. H. Lamb of this city, Mrs. C. W. Porter of Santa Barbara and W. T. Butterfield and Hallead Butterfield of this city.
Henry W. Ulrich
Taken from the Peoria Journal, March 25, 1940
Retired Banker Taken By Death
Henry W. Ulrich, 73, Dies At Home
Henry W. Ulrich, 73-year-old retired banker, died early this morning at his home, 210 West Armstrong ave., following an illness of several weeks.
Until his retirement Mr. Ulrich had been connected with banking since his youth, starting in business with his father, Val Ulrich.
Associated with him for years were his brothers, the late Charles E. Ulrich and Robert V. Ulrich. Mr. Ulrich was president of the Home Savings and State bank until it was consolidated with the Commercial Merchants National Bank and Trust company. When this merger was made he retired.
Active In Masons
He was a member of the Universalist church and until his last few years was active in Masonic circles, belonging to the Blue lodge Consistory and Shrine.
Welfare organizations received the support of this quiet, unassuming man who also maintained an active interest in civic affairs.
His affiliations included Peoria lodge No. 15, A. F. and A. M. Peoria Consistory, Mohammed temple Shrine, Electa chapter No. 175 of the Order of Eastern Star, Peoria chapter No. 7 of Royal Arch Masons, Peoria Council No. 11 of Royal and Select Masters, Peoria Commandery No. 3. of Knights Templar, Charter Oak camp No. 87 of the Modern Woodmen of America and honorary membership in Illinois lodge No. 263, A. F. and A. M.
Born In Peoria
Mr. Ulrich was born in Peoria January 15, 1867, the youngest son of Valentine and Karolina Ulrich. On June 19, 1893, he married Edith Louise Buckland Stuttgart.
Surviving besides the widow are two sons, Henry V. Ulrich of Washington, D. C, and Sidney L. Ulrich of Peoria; two daughters, Martha C. Ulrich of Glendale, Calif. and Lucille M. Ulrich of Peoria; one brother, Robert V. Ulrich and one grandson.
Funeral services will be held at Scottish Rite cathedral at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, with burial in Parkview cemetery. Friends may call at the Gauss mortuary between 4 p.m. Tuesday and noon Wednesday, after which time the body will lie in state at the cathedral.
Robert V. Ulrich
Taken from the Peoria Journal, February 16, 1950
R.V. Ulrich, Retired Bank Official, Dies
Robert V. Ulrich, 88, of 119 W. Armstrong ave, retired banker and prominent lifelong resident here, died at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at his home.
For many years Mr. Ulrich was associated with the Home Savings and State bank of Peoria, which was founded by his father in 1893. Also with him in the bank were his two brothers, the late Charles E. and the late Henry W. Ulrich. The bank was dissolved in 1933.
A member of the Travelers Protective association for more than half a century, Mr. Ulrich also was a member of Charter Oak camp No. 87, Modern Woodmen of America, Peoria Tent Macabees, and the Peoria County Old Settlers association.
He was born in Peoria June 19, 1861, a son of Valentine and Karolina Schroer Ulrich, and married Elizabeth C. Cramer in Peoria Oct. 28, 1883; Mrs. Ulrich died in 1946.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lillian Stiers, wife of Dr. Fred L. Stiers of East Peoria; a granddaughter and grandson, also of East Peoria, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Gauss mortuary with the Rev. Donald F. Heermans of St. Andrew's Episcopal church officiating. Interment will be in Springdale cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary between 3 and 9 p.m. Friday.
Anna Marie Winters
Taken from the Peoria Journal Star, September 3, 1960
Mrs. Meyer Dies at 78
Mrs. Anna M. Meyer, 78, a resident of 1200 E. McClure Ave. seven years and of Peoria 63 years, died at 2:30 p.m. Friday.
She was born at Carrollton, Nov. 19, 1881, a daughter of John and Mary Ella Hack Winters, and was married to Otto J. Meyer in Peoria April 6, 1898. He died here Sept. 14, 1952. Mrs. Meyer was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and the Royal Neighbors Lodge.
Surviving are one son, George W. Meyer; one daughter, Mrs. Russell (Marie) Keil, both of Peoria; one brother, George Winters of Carrollton, five grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Wilton Mortuary, with the Rev. Harold C. Stark of Westminster Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetary.
Friends may call at the mortuary from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday.
Taken from the Transylvania Times, April 7, 2003
Bertha Woods Monteith, 103, the widow of Junie Monteith, a former longtime resident of Bowling Green, passed away Saturday, March 29, in Brevard. She was a native and longtime resident of Bowling Green, moving to North Carolina in 1986. She was a schoolteacher of the Baptist faith. Survivors include three nieces, Doris Sharpton of New Mexico, June Manous of Florida and Avis Long of South Carolina; three nephews, Tom Moss of Brevard, Denver Monteith of New Mexico and Homer Monteith of Texas; a great-niece, Karen Grogan; a great-nephew, Charles Moss; and great-great-nephews Hugh Johnston, Mike Moss, Chris Moss and great-great-niece, Diannia Nelson; five great great great nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 2, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Curry Raley Funeral Home in Wauchula, Fla. Burial followed in the Bowling Green Cemetery. Moore Funeral Home of Brevard was in charge of local arrangements.
Taken from a Florida newspaper
Isabell F. Akins
Isabell F. Akins, 86, of Bowling Green, died September 18, 1982, in Hardee Memorial Hospital. She was born November 26,1896, north of Bowling Green, lived here all of her life, was a school teacher for fifty years, and affiliated with the Church of Christ.
She is survived by two sons, C.F. Akins of Bowling Green and James A. Akins of Gallatin, Tenn; one sister, Bertha Monteith of Bowling Green; one grandchild and three great grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Monday at the Bowling Green Cemetery with Rev. Jim Sellers and Elder Donald Cowart presiding.
de services were held Monday at the Bowling Green Cemetery with Rev. Jim Sellers and Elder Donald Cowart presiding.
Graveside services were held Monday at the Bowling Green Cemetery with Rev. Jim Sellers and Elder Donald Cowart presiding.