ANNA L. BAHLMANN

Age: 73 years, 11 months, 7 days

ANNA LOUISE BAHLMANN
(nee WEHRMANN)

DOB: October 13, 1868
Beecher, Will County, IL, USA

DOD: September 20, 1942
Chicago Heights, Cook County, IL, USA

 

Daughter of Frederick Sr. and Sophia (nee Borges) Wehrmann

Sister to: Fred (Friedericka Guritz), August (Phoebe Filchner), Henry (Bertha Paulsen), Maria (Friedrich W. Brands), Sophie Louise, Wilhelmina “Minna” (Friedrich W. Sennholz), Fredericka (John H. Wilkening) Wehrmann

Wife of John H. Bahlmann, married May 25, 1890 Bahlman Crest.resized

Mother to: Harry F. (Irene Althea Phillips) , Ruby Ellen (Milton L. Pfoff), William J. (Otelia “Jane” Brinton), Helen M. (Chester P. Klingler) Bahlmann

Anna Bahlmann was a member of the Lutheran Church and was deeply interested in its various activities and the extension of the influence of the church.


 

John H. Bahlmann General Store in Goodenow after a cyclone hit in 1917

John H. Bahlmann General Store in Goodenow after a cyclone hit in 1917

 


 

  BEECHER HERALD

SEPTEMBER 13, 1923

BAHLMANN FAMILY REUNION SUNDAY  

Bahlman Reunion 9-13-1923Mr. and Mrs. John H. Bahlmann of Goodenow gave a family reunion with the people of Goodenow included, consisting of about 35 families, to welcome home their son, Harry, wife and little son of Oregon. All were asked to come to the so-called Scheiwe Grove east of Goodenow. Truck loads of things were taken to make it  pleasant for all. The ladies brought baskets of everything good to eat that could be thought of. Hot coffee was made on the grounds. A big table with an elaborate dinner was set and served cafeteria style. Mr. Bahlmann furnished an abundance of cigars, pop, lemonade, ice cream, oranges, bananas, melons, apples and peanuts, plenty for all and more too.

The afternoon was spent in visiting, speaking, playing cards and games and tricks of all kinds were carried out, prizes were given to the winners, and taking in all in all everybody had a wonderful time.  The afternoon being an ideal one for this time of the year, made the last fact an assurance. Towards evening everybody got ready for a second lunch of hot coffee, sandwiches, pickles, cake and ice cream. All departed about sundown for their homes, voting John and Anna Bahlmann as splendid entertainers.

John died only a few years later in 1926 and Anna spent her remaining years with her children. She was living with her daughter Ruby around 1930, and her last breaths were taken at the home of her youngest daughter, Helen Klingler.


BEECHER HERALD

SEPTEMBER 22, 1942

FUNERAL RITES TOMORROW FOR MRS. BAHLMANN

Funeral services will be held tomorrow at two p.m. at the home and at 2:30 p.m. in St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church for Mrs. Anna Bahlmann, 73 years old, of 1417 Otto Boulevard, who died Sunday.

Anna Bahlman obit 9-22-142Funeral services will be held tomorrow at two p.m. at the home and at 2:30 p.m. in St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church for Mrs. Anna Bahlmann, 73 years old, of 1417 Otto Boulevard, who died Sunday.

Born October 13, 1868, in Beecher, Mrs. Bahlmann and her late husband, John H. Bahlmann, operated a general merchandise store in Goodenow for thirty-six years. After Mr. Bahlmann’s death in 1926, Mrs. Bahlmann came to Chicago Heights, where she made her home with her children.

Survivors include two sons, Harry F. of Portland, OR., and William of Chicago Heights; two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Pfoff of Riverdale, and Mrs. Chester Klingler, of Chicago Heights; four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. John Wilkening, of Chicago Heights; and two brothers, Henry Wehrmann, of Beecher, and August Wehrmann, of Monticello, MO.

The body will be at the home after noon today.


Anna’s family members also resting in the mausoleum are:
Husband: John H. Bahlmann
Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law: Henry F. Bahlman & Emma Wehmhoefer Bahlman
Sister-in-law: Lena Bahlman
Brother-in-law: William F. Bahlmann
Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law: Charles H. Bahlman & Minnie M. Schweer Bahlman
Niece & Nephew-in-law: Lillian Bahlman Wegert & Henry H. Wegert
Niece & Nephew-in-law: Lora Bahlman Hinze & Arthur A. Hinze
Nephew & Niece-in-law: Henry W. Bahlman & Marguerite Toleson Bahlman
Niece-in-law: Carolyn M. Bahlman
Nephew-in-law: Donald W. Bahlman
Niece & Nephew-in-law: Ferne Bahlman Hildeman & William R. Hildeman
Niece & Nephew-in-law: Dorothy Bahlman Saller & Herbert C. Saller
Grand Niece & Nephew-in-law: Charlene M. Saller Graham & Arthur Graham
Great Grand Niece: Nancy Graham Fenske

(Note: some family members maintained the original spelling of Bahlmann while others omitted the last “n”)

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