PAULA M. THIELMAN

Paula M. Thielman

Age: 97 years, 7 months, 13 days

PAULA MARGUERITE THIELMAN
(nee KUHLMANN)

DOB: November 25, 1903
Melrose Park, IL USA

DOD: July 8, 2001
Arlington Heights, IL USA

 

Daughter of Ernst Henry and Emma Katharina (nee Holtzen) Kuhlmann

standing XXX, Lorna, XXX, XXX, Caroline, Esther, XXX, Sitting Paula, Hilda, Norma, Emma L., Ernst, Erna, Rose Kuhlman, standing men are Alwin W., Ernst H., Edgar H., Edwin M. order uncertian @ 1935

Standing: XXX, Lorna, XXX, XXX, Caroline, Esther, XXX.   Sitting: Paula, Hilda, Norma, Emma L., Ernst, Erna and Rose Kuhlman.   The standing men are Alwin W., Ernst H., Edgar H., Edwin M. in unknown order, circa 1935.  Can you help us identify the standing brothers? Note: one brother, Ewald, is not in the photo as he died in 1929.

Sister to: Erna Anna (Franklin E. Harnisch), Lorna Anne (Fred H. Wilkening), Ewald, Rosa Marie (William W. Voigts), Hilda Mathilda Kuhlmann

Half sister to: Alwin W. (Louise Kozlowski) , Ernst, Edgar (Mabel I. Miller), Edwin (Mardell Leonard), Esther (William H. Hofeling), Ella Caroline (Laverne H. Decker),  Norma (Elsworth Langellier) and Flora E. Kuhlmann


Mrs. Paula Thielman

 

Wife of Walter Louis Thielman

Married October 11, 1924

Mother to: Loren Walter and Leslie Ralph Thielman

Grandmother to: Sherry Lynn, Sandra Lee and Walter Scott Thielman

 

 


 

PAULA MARGUERITE THIELMAN 

Services were held Thursday, July 12, for Paula Kuhlmann Thielman of Arlington Heights, formerly of Park Forest and Chicago Heights at Hack Funeral Home. Mrs. Thielman died July 8, 2001, at Northwestern Community Hospital in Arlington Heights.

The funeral will begin at noon. Entombment will be in the Beecher Mausoleum.

Paula was born November 25, 1903, in Melrose Park. She was a homemaker and sewing – quilting instructor.

Mrs. Thielman is survived by a son, Leslie (Carol) Thielman of Prospect Heights; three grandchildren, Sherry (Larry) Gianneschi of Windemere, FL; Sandra Thielman of Wonder Lake and Scott (Lorie) Thielman of Palatine; two step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter L Thielman; and a son Loren W. Thielman.

Other family members resting in the mausoleum are: 

Husband: Walter L. Thielman
Son: Loren Walter Thielman
Father & Mother-in-Law: Henry F. Thielman & Minnie (Bielfeldt) Thielman
Daughter-in-Law: Dollie Joanne (Johnson) Thielman 

 

 

MARGUERITE BAHLMAN

 

Age: 92 years, 3 months, 6 days

MARGUERITE  BAHLMAN
“Peggy” (nee Toleson, Greenfield) Bahlman

DOB: January 5, 1902
Pullman, Cook County, IL, USA

DOD: April 11, 1994
Crete, Will County, IL, USA

Daughter of Theodore “Teodor” and Florence Lillian (nee Tebodo) Toleson

Bahlman Coat of Arms

Bahlmann Family Coat of Arms

 

Wife to: Henry W. Bahlman, DDS
Married: October 31, 1930, Cook County, IL

Mother to: Audrey H. Greenfield Bahlman Amram (Jack Amram)

Marguerite Toleson married Arthur Greenfield on June 20, 1920 and had Audrey Greenfield in 1921. Marguerite and Arthur’s divorce was between 1921-1922.

On October 31, 1930 she married Henry W. Bahlman, and Henry Bahlman adopted and raised Audrey as his very own child.


BEECHER HERALD

APRIL 13, 1994

OBITUARY

MARGUERITE BAHLMAN-SECRETARY

Marguerite “Peggy” Bahlman of Crete, died Monday, April 11, 1994 at St. James Manor. She was 92.

She was born Jan. 5, 1902, in Pullman, IL.

Mrs. Bahlman had worked as a secretary.

She is survived by her daughter, Audrey (Dr. Jack) Amram of Crete; five grandchildren, Robert Amram of New York, Dr. James Amram, Dr. Jack Amram and Dr. Peggy Amram, all of Crete, and Dr. Cynthia Knox of Fayetteville, Ark. and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Henry Bahlman, in 1964.

A memorial service for the family will be held later at Hack Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Beecher Mausoleum.

Memorials may be made to St. James Manor Nursing Home.


This is a photo of Marguerite’s mother Florence Lillian (Tebodo) Toleson Irwin along with Marguerite’s grandmother, Adeline Tebodo and her 11 children, Marguerite’s Aunts and Uncles.

Florence Lillian was married four times, to Theodore Toleson, Charles Duesling, Frank Jones and Fred Irwin.

Marguerite’s grandmother was: Adeline (Benjamin) Tebodo 1852-1933. Her aunts and uncles and mother in order of birth were: Georgiann (Victor Thuot & James E. Devore), Louis A. (Lena Berner), Agnes E. (John Kruzick) William J. (Delia Lambert) Adeline (Theodore Remillard), Florence L. (Theodore Toleson), Cecelia (Michael McManimen), Elizabeth M. (Charles McManimen), Edna M. (Manning M. Nevin), Genevieve H. (Dr. Joseph M. Hannell), and Victronie M (Ernest F Willets) Tebodo. As you can see, the husbands and wifes of the Tebodo children are not in the photo.

 


 

Marguerite’s family members also resting in the mausoleum are:
Husband: Henry W. Bahlman
Father & Mother-in-law: Henry F. Bahlman & Emma Wehmhoefer Bahlman
Aunt-in-law: Lena M. Bahlman
Uncle & Aunt-in-law: John H. Bahlmann & Anna L. Wehrmann Bahlmann
Uncle-in-law: William F. Bahlmann
Uncle & Aunt-in-law: Charles H. Bahlman & Minnie Schweer Bahlman
Sister & Brother-in-law: Lillian  Bahlman Wegert & Henry H. Wegert
Sister & Brother-in-law: Lora B. Bahlman Hinze & Arthur A. Hinze
Sister-in-law: Carolyn M. Bahlman
Brother-in-law: Donald W. Bahlman
Sister & Brother-in-law: Ferne Bahlman Hildeman & William R. Hildeman
1st cousin of husband: Dorothy Bahlman Saller & Herbert C. Saller
1st cousin 1x removed of husband: Charlene M. Saller Graham & Arthur Graham
1st cousin 2x removed of husband: Nancy Graham Fenske

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

DOROTHY B. SALLER

DOROTHY B. SALLER AND BABY SALLER

Age: 89 years, 1 month, 11 days

DOROTHY B. SALLER
(nee  BAHLMAN)

DOB: May 16, 1903
DOD: June 27, 1992

Only daughter of Charles H. and Minnie (Schweer) Bahlman

Wife of Herbert C. Saller, married Dec. 17, 1925, Chicago, IL
Mother to: Charlene Marilyn (Arthur Graham), Baby Saller,  Herbert F “Bud” (Melrose Rhode), William T. (Rosemary Teske) Saller


March 17, 1926 – Beecher Herald

“JUST MARRIED”

Herbert & Dorothy Saller - Just MarriedThe Fred W. Saller family received the surprise of their lives last week. Miss Lenore Saller brought home the mail from the post office, and in looking it over, she came to what looked like an invitation to some affair. She looked the envelope over, and on discovery, it was addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Saller and daughters (not family) the son being omitted. And in a regularly sisterly manner she began to laugh, and called out: “Ha! Herb, see, you are not invited!” Then she went on reading and in a twinkling of an eye, the sisterly giggle stopped, as she digested the contents, which read something like this: Mrs. Charles H.  Bahlman invites you to attend a marriage reception to be given at my home, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Saller, who were married on December 17, 1925. After Miss Lenore recovered her equilibrium, she passed the “surprise” invitation over to her mother, and then the father. They looked at the invitation – then at Herbie – and Herbie fessed up. He and Miss Dorothy Bahlman of Beecher hid themselves away one cold December day, and were quietly made man and wife – and it was no one’s dumb business.

Well, all there is to it, although Herbie delayed divulging his little secret for almost one-half a year, we with a host of relatives and friends, join in wishing him and his charming little bride many years of happiness and prosperity.

I wish I was there, don’t you?


December 4, 1969 – Beecher Herald

Mrs. Saller Robbed Tuesday Night

Mrs. Saller RobbedMrs. Dorothy Saller was robbed about midnight Tuesday as she checked out the day’s receipts at the Bahlman Gas Station. According to Mrs. Saller, she and Mrs. Rose Muehsler and Mrs. Myrtle Scheiman were on the way home from a Women’s Welfare meeting when they stopped at the station.

Women's Welfare Club

Women’s Welfare Club

 

 

 

 

 

As Mrs. Saller came out of the station, two colored men stopped her, took the money bag and ran to the rear of the station. They jumped in a car, went west at a high rate of speed, turning south on Catalpa Street.

The day’s receipts and records were in the money bag and she has no idea of the amount taken.

Mrs. Saller thought one man had something in his right hand but she did not see it too clearly in the dark and could not say it was a gun. They didn’t touch her, just grabbed the bag and ran.


July 1, 1992 – Beecher Herald

DOROTHY B. SALLER

Dorothy Saller obit - Beecher HeraldDorothy B. Saller of Beecher died June 27, 1992 at The Anchorage Nursing Home in Beecher.

She was born May 16, 1903, in Washington Township to Charles and Wilhelmina “Minnie” (Schweer) Bahlman.

Mrs. Saller worked in the family oil business from 1925 until 1985. She became owner of the business in 1960.

She was a member of the Zion Dorcas Society, the Altrusa Club, and was a charter member and past president of the Women’s Welfare Club in Beecher. She also belonged to the Illinois Petroleum Marketers Association and the Beecher Fire Department Auxiliary.

She is survived by two sons, Herbert “Bud” (Melrose) of Chicago Heights and William “Bill” (Rosemary) of Beecher; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herbert; and a daughter, Charlene Graham; an infant son; and a granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. July 1 at Zion Lutheran Church in Beecher with the Rev. Ken Lueke officiating. Interment will be in the Beecher Mausoleum.

Memorials to the Zion Lutheran Church in her name would be appreciated.

This information was published in the Beecher Herald, July 1, 1992, and supplied by the staff of the Beecher Community Library.


June 28, 1992 – The Star

DOROTHY B. SALLER

Dorothy Bahlman Saller.resizedDorothy B. Saller (nee Bahlman) a lifetime resident of Beecher, and owner and manager of Bahlman Oil Company, Beecher, died Saturday, June 27, at Anchorage Nursing Home, Beecher.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church, Beecher, with the Rev. Ken Lueke officiating. Entombment will be in Beecher Mausoleum.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hack Funeral Home, Beecher.

The former Dorothy B. Bahlman was born May 16, 1903 in Washington Township, Beecher.

She was employed in the family business, Bahlman Oil, since 1925 and became owner in 1960 until 1985.

She was a member of Zion Dorcas Society, Altrusa Club of Chicago Heights, Beecher Fire Department Auxiliary, Illinois Petroleum Marketers Assn., and was a charter member and past president of Beecher Women’s Club.

She is survived by two sons, Herbert “Bud” of Chicago Heights and William of Beecher; nine grandchildren ; and 15 great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, Beecher.


Daughter & Son-in-law: Charlene M. (Saller) Graham & Aurhur Graham
Granddaughter: Nancy (Graham) Fenske
Father & Mother-in-law: Charles H. Bahlman & Sophia Minnie (Schweer) Bahlman
Uncle: William F. Bahlmann
Uncle & Aunt: John H. Bahlmann & Anna L. (Wehrmann) Bahlmann
Aunt: Lena Bahlman
Uncle & Aunt: Henry F. Bahlman & Emma (Wehmhoefer) Bahlman
Cousins: Lillian (Bahlman) Wegert & Dr. Henry H. Wegert
Cousins: Lora (Bahlman) Hinze & Arthur A. Hinze
Cousins: Henry W. Bahlman DDS & Marguerite (Toleson) Bahlman
Cousin: Carolyn M. Bahlman
Cousin: Donald W. Bahlman
Cousin: Ferne (Bahlman) Hildeman & William R. Hildeman

Other, more distant family include: Batterman, Bergmeier, Beseke, Bielfeldt, Bohl, Cloidt, Dunlap, Engleking, Fick, Fiene, Freerking, Frobose, Guritz, Hack, Hager, Haltenhof , Heine, Heldt, Hinze, Hoffman, Hoppensteadt, Horn, Hunte, Kaczynski, Kappe, Kilborn,  Kirchhoff,  Klocksieben, Koch, Langreder, Leder, Maass, Matthias, Mc Carty, Meyer, Monk, Niedert, Ohlendorf, Pansa, Peters, Pralle, Riley, Ristenpart, Rohe, Rust, Selk, Struve, Thielman, Vagt, Von Engeln, Wehmhoefer, Wiechen, Westphal, Wilkening.

ARTHUR GRAHAM

Arthur Graham

Age: 77 years, 9 months, 12 days

ARTHUR GRAHAM

DOB: September 20, 1913
Beecher, Will County, IL, USA

DOD: July 2, 1991
Oak Forest, Cook County, IL, USA

 

Son of William S. and Ida (Leising) Graham

Brother to: Ruth E. (William C. Konow), Chester L., Lloyd E. (Gladys A. Erdman), William H. (Arlene Hopkins) and Martin Graham

Husband of Charlene Marilyn Saller, married November, 1945.
Father to: Susan Kay (Ronald L. Clausing), Charles Arthur (Susan G. unknown), Nancy (Jack Fenske) Graham.


November 22, 1945          “POPULAR COUPLE WED IN CHICAGO”

Graham-Saller Wed 1945

November 17, 1945

Miss Charlene Saller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Saller, and Mr. Arthur Graham, son of W.S. Graham, were united in marriage, Saturday afternoon, in a ceremony performed by Dr. Williamson, former pastor at Chicago Heights and of the Beecher Community Church, at the residence of the pastor in Chicago.
The bride was attired in gray with black accessories and carried a bouquet of mums and pom poms. The couple were attended by Miss Shirley Cooper, roommate of the bride, and Mr. Richard Hiatt.
Mr. Graham operates the Graham Service Station on the Dixie Highway, and his bride, a former student at the U. of Illinois, is at present employed in Chicago.


January 9, 1947   “ARTHUR GRAHAM APPOINTED TO TOWN COLLECTOR POST”

Graham Town Collector 1947The Town Board met, Monday morning, and appointed Arthur Graham to fill the unexpired term of Mrs. Gertrude (Hack) Haltenhoff as Town Collector.
Graham will serve until the election in 1949. Actually he will make the collections, if the books are available for the next three years.
Mrs. Haltenhoff resigned when she moved to Chicago, last summer.


August 26, 1948  “GRAHAM PREPARING SERIES OF HISTORICAL ARTICLES”

Village Trustee Graham, since the discovery of the historic marker, site of the old Hubbard Trail, now known as the Dixie Highway, has in process of preparation an article or perhaps a series of articles touching on this historic trail. This will also include the trail known as the Ox Trail, which was in use long before the survey was run for the present Dixie Highway and which passed through approximately 20 rods west of the present highway. This, on the north side of the village, would be between the residences of Dr. H.H. Hiatt and Wm. Wiggenhauser. It crossed Indiana Street at a point where the present Catalpa Street is located. The trail wound its way through the prairie to Vincennes, Ind.
This article or series will appear in the Herald as soon as sufficient data has been collected. Anyone having any information on this old Hubbard Trail is kindly requested to get in touch with Mr. Graham. He will be glad to receive it and use it if possible.
Graham is also contemplating another project, the complete history of Beecher, which would be a valuable work, and would probably be coveted by many local citizens.

Editor’s note: no historical articles written by Arthur have been found to date


Editor’s note: 1965  Art worked hard for the improvement of the Beecher Community. He donated his personal labor to help install the two tennis courts in 1965 and offered the use of his private family in-ground swimming pool to give the Beecher community’s children swimming lessons. The swimming lessons were taught by his two daughters, Nancy and Sue, along with Yvonne Squire.

Arthur Graham


AUTHUR GRAHAM

Art Graham Obit 1991Funeral services were held Saturday at Hack Chapel for Arthur Graham who died July 2, 1991, at Oak Forest Hospital in Oak Forest. The Rev. Kenneth Lueke officiated at the service. Entombment was at Beecher Mausoleum.

Arthur Graham was born Sept. 20, 1913, in Beecher. His parents were Ida (nee Leising) and William Graham. He was the owner operator of Graham Trucking for many years and served as trustee on the village board 20 years.

He is survived by one daughter, Susan Clausing, and one son Charles Graham, both of Beecher, eight grandchildren, and one brother, William Graham of Beecher.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Charlene; daughter, Nancy; three brothers and one sister.


Arthur’s family members also resting in the mausoleum are:

Wife: Charlene (Saller) Graham
Daughter: Nancy (Graham) Fenske
Father & Mother-in-law: Herbert C. Saller & Dorothy (Bahlman) Saller
Wife’s Grandparents: Charles H. Bahlman & Sophia M. (Schweer) Bahlman
Wife’s Great Uncle & Aunt: Henry F. Bahlman & Emma (Wehmhoefer) Bahlman
Wife’s Great Uncle & Aunt: John H. Bahlman & Anna L. (Wehrmann) Bahlman
Wife’s Great Aunt: Lena C. Bahlman
Wife’s Great Uncle: William F. Bahlman
Wife’s cousins 1x removed: Lillian (Bahlman) Wegert & Henry H. Wegert
Wife’s cousins 1x removed: Lora (Bahlman) Hinze & Arthur A. Hinze
Wife’s cousins 1x removed” Marguerite (Toleson) Bahlman & Henry W. Bahlman DDS
Wife’s cousin 1x removed: Carolyn M. Bahlman
Wife’s cousin 1x removed: Donald W. Bahlman
Wife’s cousins 1x removed: Ferne (Bahlman) Hildeman & William R. Hildeman

Other more distant family include: Batterman, Bergmeier, Beseke, Bielfeldt, Bohl, Cloidt, Dunlap, Engleking,  Fick, Freerking, Frobose, Guritz, Hack, Hager, Haltenhof , Heine, Heldt, Hoffman, Hoppensteadt, Horn, Hunte, Kaczynski, Kappe, Kilborn,  Kirchhoff,  Klocksieben, Koch, Langreder, Leder, Maass, Matthias, Mc Carty, Meyer, Monk, Ohlendorf, Pansa, Peters, Pralle, Riley, Ristenpart, Rohe, Rust, Selk, Struve, Thielman, Vagt, Von Engeln, Wehmhoefer, Wiechen, Wilkening,

NELLIE M. FREERKING

Nellie M. Freerking

Age: 83 years, 9 months, 15 days

NELLIE M. FREERKING

DOB: July 26, 1907
Indiana, USA

DOD: May 11, 1991

Parentage & birth family uncertain

 


Help PleaseI cannot tell you much about Nellie. We do not have her obituary. Below is what we do know:

Nellie married Alexander A Maass around 1928 after the death of Alexander’s first wife, Louisa Priess Maass, who died in 1919.

After Alexander A Maass’ death in 1955, Nellie married August Freerking  on April 18, 1956. August Freerking’s first wife, Lydia Maass, died Nov. 29, 1944.

August Freerking was the brother of Henry J. Freerking, who is interred in the mausoleum.

It has been mentioned that Nellie and Lydia Maass Freerking, the first wife of August Freerking, were cousins, but we cannot confirm that connection at this time.

If you can help us identify Nellie’s family, please let us know.


Nellie’s known family members also resting in the mausoleum are:

Second Wife to: Alexander A. Maass
Alexander A Maass’s first wife is also in the mausoleum: Louise M (Priess) Maass
Brother-in-law: Henry Freerking
First husband’s (August Freerking) grandmother: Wilhelmina (Stradtman) Scheer Pralle

 

FERNE HILDEMAN

FERNE HILDEMAN
(nee BAHLMAN)

DOB: March 12, 1909
Eagle Lake, IL USA

DOD: June 28, 1990
Boise, ID USA

FERNE HILDMAN

Daughter of Henry F. and Emma (Wehmhoefer) Bahlman

Sister to: Lillian (Henry H. Wegert), Lora (Arthur A. Hinze), Henry W. (Marguerite Toleson), Carolyn Marie and Donald W. (Martha Jo Mitchell) Bahlman

 

 


Ferne & Robert Hildeman Wedding DayFerne with her father on her wedding day.resizedWife of William R. Hildeman, married June 18, 1938, Presbyterian Church, Chicago Heights, IL USA

Mother to: Mary (Louis Bryant) and Robert E. (Linda Lyon) Hildeman

Grandmother to: Dana Hildeman

 

 

 

 

 


FERNE HILDEMAN – OBITUARY

Ferne Hildeman of Scottsdale, Arizona, a former resident of Chicago Heights, died Thursday, June 28 in Boise, Idaho.

Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. July 14 at First Presbyterian Church, Chicago Heights, IL.

Mrs. Hildeman was born March 12, 1909. She was a former school teacher of the intermediate room in the Beecher schools and a leader of the Girl Scouts troop #8 .

She received her Teaching degree from the University of Illinois.

Mrs. Hildeman is survived by a daughter, Mary Bryant of Poughkeepsie, NY.,  a son, Robert of Boise; and a grandchild.


Ferne’s family members also resting in the mausoleum are:

Husband: Willaim R. Hildeman
Father & Mother Henry F. Bahlman & Emma (Wehmhoefer) Bahlman
Sister & Brother-in-law: Lillian (Bahlman) Wegert and Dr. Henry H. Wegert
Sister & Brother-in-law: Lora (Bahlman) Hinze & Arthur A. Hinze
Brother & Sister-in-law: Henry W. Bahlman, DDS & Marguerite (Toleson) Bahlman
Sister: Carolyn M. Bahlman
Brother: Donarld W. Bahlman
Aunt : Lena Bahlman
Uncle & Aunt:  John H. Bahlmann & Anna L. (Wehrmann) Bahlmann
Uncle: William F. Bahlmann
Uncle & Aunt: Charles H. Bahlman & Sophia “Minnie” (Schweer) Bahlman
Cousin: Dorothy (Bahlman) Saller & Herbert Saller
1st Cousin 1x removed: Baby Son Saller
1st Cousins 1x removed: Charlene M. (Saller) Graham & Arthur Graham
1st Cousins 2x removed: Nancy (Graham) Fenske

Other, more distant family include: Batterman, Bergmeier, Beseke, Bielfeldt, Bohl, Cloidt, Dunlap, Engleking, Fick, Freerking, Frobose, Guritz, Hack, Hager, Haltenhof , Heine, Heldt, Hildeman, Hinze, Hoffman, Hoppensteadt, Horn, Hunte, Kaczynski, Kappe, Kilborn,  Kirchhoff,  Klocksieben, Koch, Langreder, Leder, Maass, Matthias, Mc Carty, Meyer, Monk, Niedert, Ohlendorf, Pansa, Peters, Pralle, Riley, Ristenpart, Rohe, Rust, Saller, Selk, Struve, Thielman, Vagt, Von Engeln, Wehmhoefer, Wiechen, Wilkening,

MARY GERHARDT WEST

MARY GERHARDT WEST
(nee MARY STELLA COFFMAN)

DOB: February 27, 1896
Lacon, IL USA

DOD: July 25, 1989
Anitgo, WI USA

 

Daughter of James Plummer Coffman and Ella Priscilla (nee Gray) Coffman

Sister to: Emma Olive (Gardner R. Williams), John David (Lizie Ledbetter), James Plummer (Henrietta Beck), Ethal, Elsie, William Gray, Teresa (Marion H. Bennett) and Grace E. (unknown Shafer)  Coffman

Wife of William Paul Gerhardt, married Aug. 28, 1918 in Chicago, IL (age 22).
No children were born to this union.

After William Gerhardt’s death in 1954, Mary was married to Roy Foster West on December 16, 1961 (age 58), which is why her name is listed as Mary Gerhardt West.


 

MARY GERHARDT WEST

Mary Gerhardt West ObitFormer Beecher resident Mary Gerhardt West, 93, died July 25, 1989, at Eastview Manor nursing home in Antigo, Wisc.

Mrs. West was born Feb. 27, 1896, in Lacon, IL  to James and Ella Coffman.

A graduate of Illinois State University, she was formerly a school teacher in the Beecher area. She was a member of the Beecher PTA, Women’s Welfare Club, Hazel Chapter 390, Order of Eastern Star, and the Beecher Community Church.

Mrs. West is survived by a stepdaughter, Norma Jean (West) Wentland of Fence, Wisc. and a sister Grace Shafer of Lacon.

Her husband Paul Gerhardt, was a longtime superintendent of schools in Beecher. He died July 18, 1954. Her second husband Roy Foster West, died August 13, 1971. She was also preceded in death by four sisters and four brothers.

Services were conducted by Rev. Bill Beagle Saturday at the Hack Funeral Home. Entombment was in the Beecher Mausoleum.

Eatern-Star-quarter inch

The star on Mary’s headstone is the “Eastern Star”

 

(Editor’s note: What Mary’s obit does not tell us is that before William Paul’s death, Mary and Paul vacationed at a resort in Summitt Lake, Wisconsin. Mary continued to go back to Summitt Lake after William Paul’s death. Mary met and married her second husband, Roy Foster West, at Summit Lake. Roy West also died at Summitt Lake, WI and is buried next to his first wife, Frances Stevens West, in Delavan, Wisconsin, in Spring Grove Cemetery)


Mary’s family members also resting in the mausoleum are:
Husband: William Paul Gerhardt

OLIVE M. MILEY

DR. M.R. MILEY & OLIVE M. & ALICE A. MILEY (800x525)

 Age: 74 years, 5 months, 8 days

OLIVE M. MILEY

DOB: January 17, 1915
Beecher, IL USA

DOD: June 25, 1989
Los Angeles, CA USA

Daughter of Dr. Michael Miley & Anna E. (Manz) Miley

Sister to: Alice A., Bernice E. (Albert A. Anderson Jr.), Mary E. and  Milton C. Miley


June 4, 1926 – Beecher Herald

1-scouting-for-girls-official-handbook-1926Girl Scout patrols one and two held a meeting at the home of Captain Myrick Wednesday evening at 7:30. The principal business transacted was the election of officers for the ensuing year. The new officers are listed below.

PATROL ONE

Secretary, Elizabeth Wehrley; treasurer, Florence Batterman; 1st lieutenant, Verna Adolph; patrol leader, Rosalind Hunte; Colorbearer, Rosabelle Boderius.

PATROL TWO

Secretary, Helen Batterman; treasurer, Florence Batterman, 1st lieutenant, Verna Adolph; patrol leader, Lorraine Schultz; Colorbearer, Olive Miley.

Instead of holding joint meetings as heretofore, the two patrols will now meet on alternate Fridays.

(Editor’s note: Olive was age 11)


Help Please

We do not have Olive’s obituary, but what we do know is:

Olive was born and raised in Beecher, IL

 

Attended Beecher High School three years

Olive Miley, Bloom High School 1930

 

Attended Bloom Township High School 1926-1930Olive Miley year book 1930

 

Olive Miley 1930 Bloom Township High School

Olive is in the middle row, 4th from the right

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


In the 1930 census, she was living at home with Dr. Miley, Anna & Bernice, attending school, with no occupation.

University of Missouri, Olive Miley 1932

University of Missouri 1932 Read Hall

In 1932, she may have attended the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, Read Hall. (unconfirmed; we can only find one reference to an Olive Miley and can’t confirm by a good photo)

On Jan. 29, 1939, Dr. Miley died, and Anna, Alice & Olive were at his bedside.

In the 1940 census, Olive is listed as living with Anna in Beecher, working as a laundry maid, National Park.

On Aug. 22, 1953, the Beecher Herald reported that “Miss Olive Miley of Chicago spent a few days recently with her mother, Mrs. Anna Miley, who has been ill.” (this would have been in Beecher)

On August 21, 1954, Olive’s mother, Anna Miley, died.

 

 


Cruise ship Evangeline

In May of 1955, Olive traveled to Miami and Havana, Cuba. It appears that Olive traveled alone.

In February of 1956, Olive traveled to Miami, FL, the Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico on a first class cruise. It appears that Olive traveled alone.

Trans Wold AirlinesIn May of 1957, Olive traveled to London, England via Trans World Airlines.

In May of 1958, Alice & Olive took a cruise together to Miami, San Juan, Puerto Rico and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

We do know that Olive eventually moved to California to live with her sister Alice.

Neither sister ever married


Olive’s family members also resting in the mausoleum are:

Father & Mother: Dr. Michael Miley & Anna (Manz) Miley
Sister: Alice A. Miley
Sister & brother (twins): Mary E. & Milton C. Miley

WILLIAM R. HILDEMAN

WILLIAM R. HILDEMAN

DOB: APRIL 18,1908
Chicago Heights, IL USA

 

DOD:  AUGUST 3, 1986, St. James Hospital Medical Center, Chicago Heights, IL USA

Son of William F. and Jane (Dennison) Hildeman

 

Brother to: Edward Thomas and Gene Frederick Hildeman

 

 

 

 


Ferne with her father on her wedding day.resizedFerne & Robert Hildeman Wedding DayHusband of Ferne (Bahlman) Hildeman,
married June 18, 1938, First Presbyterian Church, Chicago Heights, IL USA

Father to: Robert E. (Linda Lyon) and  Mary (Louis Bryant) Hildeman

Grandfather to: Dana Hildeman

 


Memorial rites for Hildeman set tomorrow

A World War II veteran, William R. Hildeman of Scottsdale, Arizona, died Sunday at St. James Hospital Medical Center.

SeaBees

 

1943 Through  1945 US Navy – Seabees – Lt. Commander

 

 

The Rev. Gordon Reif, pastor will conduct 1:30 p.m. memorial services tomorrow at First Presbyterian Church in Chicago Heights. Burial will be in the Beecher Mausoleum.

Mr. Hildeman was born April 18, 1906 in Chicago Heights and lived in the south suburbs until 1981. He was graduated in 1925 from Bloom High School and in 1930 from the University of Illinois, Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. ADVERTISEMENT

He was former owner of Hildeman Plumbing and Heating Company, Chicago Heights, which he took over after his father, William F. Hildeman, passed away.

 

 

He was a 32nd degree Mason and member of the Medina Temple.

 

He is survived by his wife, Ferne; one daughter, Mary Bryant of Poughkeepsie, NY, one son, Robert E. Hildeman of Boise, Idaho; one brother, Gene of Chicago Heights and one granddaughter.

 

 

 

 

 


William’s family members also resting in the mausoleum are:

Wife: Ferne (Bahlman) Hildeman
Father & Mother-in-law: Henry F. Bahlman & Emma (Wehmhoefer) Bahlman
Sister-in-law & Husband: Lillian (Bahlman) Wegert and Dr. Henry H. Wegert
Sister-in-law & Husband: Lora (Bahlman) Hinze & Arthur A. Hinze
Brother-in-law & Wife: Henry W. Bahlman, DDS & Marguerite (Toleson) Bahlman
Sister-in-law: Carolyn M. Bahlman
Brother-in-law: Donarld W. Bahlman
Aunt of Wife: Lena Bahlman
Uncle & Aunt of Wife: John H. Bahlmann & Anna L. (Wehrmann) Bahlmann
Uncle of Wife: William F. Bahlmann
Uncle & Aunt of Wife: Charles H. Bahlman & Sophia “Minnie” (Schweer) Bahlman
Cousin of Wife: Dorothy (Bahlman) Saller & Herbert Saller
1st Cousin 1x removed of Wife: Baby Son Saller
1st Cousins 1x removed of Wife: Charlene M. (Saller) Graham & Arthur Graham
1st Cousins 2x removed of wife: Nancy (Graham) Fenske

Other, more distant family include: Bahlman, Batterman, Bergmeier, Beseke, Bielfeldt, Bohl, Cloidt, Dunlap, Engleking,  Fenske, Fick, Freerking, Frobose, Graham, Guritz, Hack, Hager, Haltenhof , Heine, Heldt, Hildeman, Hinze, Hoffman, Hoppensteadt, Horn, Hunte, Kaczynski, Kappe, Kilborn,  Kirchhoff,  Klocksieben, Koch, Langreder, Leder, Maass, Matthias, Mc Carty, Meyer, Monk, Niedert, Ohlendorf, Pansa, Peters, Pralle, Riley, Ristenpart, Rohe, Rust, Saller, Selk, Struve, Thielman, Vagt, Von Engeln, Wegert, Wehmhoefer, Wiechen, Wilkening,

JOANNA ROHE

Johanna Rohe

Age: 92 years, 1 month, 19 days

JOHANNA ROHE
(nee JAEGER)

DOB: January 3, 1894
Crete, IL USA

DOD: February 22, 1986

Daughter of: Otto Bernhard and Ida Sara (nee Lasche) Jaeger

Sister to: Anna (George W. Lunz), Clara (Charles Neuling), Maria, Sophia, Fred “Butch”, Margareta, Helen, Elizabeth (Fredrick A. Opel) and Arthur “Otto” (Florence unknown) Jaeger

Otto Jaeger Family

Otto Jaeger FamilyStanding: Helen, Elizabeth, Otto, Johanna, Margareta
Sitting: Fred, Sophia, Maria, Clara, Anna

Second wife of Fred Bernard Rohe

Married sometime after 1930

 


February 27, 1986 – Crete newspaper

Services Held Tuesday For Johanna Rohe, 92

Johanna Rohe obitFuneral services were February 25 at Lain Sullivan Funeral Home in Park Forest for Johanna Rohe of Crete. Mrs. Rohe died Saturday, February 22, 1986, at her home.

The Rev. Curtis Lyons, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Crete, officiated. Entombment was at the Beecher Mausoleum.

Ms. Rohe was born January 3, 1894 in Crete, and was a lifelong Crete resident. She was a retired insurance broker.

Photo from a book "Crete Remembered" by Carol Triebold and Phyllis Monk

Photo from a book “Crete Remembered”
by Carol Triebold and Phyllis Monk

 

 

Mrs. Rohe is survived by five nieces, Elizabeth McMillan of Corpus Christi, Texas, Marguerite LaClare of Chicago Heights and Ella Miller of Chicago Heights, Margaret Stevens of Crete, and Hazel Newling of Park Forest; and two nephews, Lawrence and Douglas Newling, both of Park Forest; and a good friend, Hugh Buchanan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred B. Rohe, a former mayor of Crete, owner of the Farmer’s State Bank of Crete, and the Rohe Agency (insurance and real estate) in 1952.


 

Johanna’s family members also resting in the mausoleum are:

Husband: Fred Bernard Rohe

Other, more distant family include: Bahlman, Batterman, Bergmeier, Beseke, Bielfeldt, Bohl, Cloidt, Dunlap, Engleking,  Fenske, Fick, Fiene, Freerking, Frobose, Graham, Guritz, Hack, Hager, Haltenhof , Heine, Heldt, Hildeman, Hinze, Hoffman, Hoppensteadt, Horn, Hunte, Kaczynski, Kappe, Kilborn,  Kirchhoff,  Klocksieben, Koch, Langreder, Leder, Maass, Matthias, Mc Carty, Meyer, Monk, Niedert, Ohlendorf, Pansa, Peters, Pralle, Riley, Ristenpart, Rust, Saller, Selk, Struve, Thielman, Vagt, Von Engeln, Wegert, Wehmhoefer, Wiechen, Westphal, Wilkening.