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”)

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,

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,

ROSE W. DUNLAP

Rose W. Dunlap

Age: 89 years, 11 months, 21 days

ROSE W. DUNLAP
(nee HACK)

DOB: October 13, 1895
Washington Township, IL, USA

DOD: October 1, 1985
Munster, IN, USA

 

Only child of Charles J. and Alma (nee Schroeder) Hack

Wife of Asa James Dunlap, married July 12, 1919 (home wedding) Chicago Heights, IL

Mother to Rose E. (Carl F. Morganthaler)


 

DUNLAP, ROSE W.

Hammond Times October 6, 1985

ROSE W. DUNLAP, TIMES 10-6-1985Dunlap, Rose W. age 89, of Lansing, Illinois, passed away Friday October 4, 1985 at Community Hospital, Munster. Survivors; one daughter, Rose (Carl) Morgenthaler of Freemont, California; granddaughter, Sheri (Thomas) Cobble of Long Beach, California; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday October 8, at 11 a.m. from the Schroder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Rd, Lansing, with the Rev. Robert Blackburn officiating. Burial Beecher Cemetery, Beecher, Illinois. Visitation will be Monday 8 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m.

 

Eastern StarMrs. Dunlap was a charter member of Arcadia Chapter order of the Eastern Star #697 of Lansing which will hold services Monday evening at the funeral home.

 

 

 


Rose’s family members also resting in the mausoleum are:
Husband: Asa James Dunlap
Father & Mother: Charles J. Hack & Anna D. (Schroeder-Schmaedeke) Hack
Uncle & Aunt: Herman Hack & Eva Friedricke Ruge Hack
Uncle & Aunt: Henry Hack & Mary W. Beilfeldt Hack 
Uncle & Aunt: William Haltenhof & Sophia Schmaedeke Haltenhof
Cousins: Arthur Hack & Ethel E. Wehmhoefer Hack
Cousins: Edmund C. Hack & Margareta B. Schwatz Hack

ALICE M. LEDER

Alice M. Leger

Age: 77 years, 8 months, 9 days

ALICE MARIE LEDER
(nee LANGREDER)

DOB: July 17, 1902
Roseland, IL USA

DOD: March 26, 1980
Peotone-Bensenville Home

 

Daughter of Fred and Mary Emma (nee Jessen) Langreder

Beecher Delite Inn 3

possibly Fred & Mary (Jessen) Langreder Photo courtesy of James R. Wright

Sister to: Charles Christian and Mildren E. Langreder
Half sister to: Clara and Walter (Alda L. White) Langreder

Wife of Frank Henry Leder, married March 24, 1927.

Proprietors of the Deli Delite off Dixie Highway

Alice’s mother married a second time and her name became Mary E. Hinze.


March 27, 1952 – Beecher Herald

FRANK LEDERS OBSERVE 25TH ANNIVERSARY

Alice Langreder-Leder 25th anniversaryMr. and Mrs. Frank Leder celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary, Monday, by spending the day in Roseland and attending a theatre.
Mr. and Mrs. Leder have operated the Delite Inn for the past twenty-five years.

 


April 20, 1980 – Beecher Herald

SERVICES HELD FOR ALICE LEDER

Services Held for Alice LederFuneral services were held Saturday at Hack Funeral Chapel, Beecher, for Alice Leder who died March 26, 1980, at the Peotone Bensenville Home. The Rev. Steve Redman conducted the services. Burial was in the Beecher Mausoleum.

Mrs. Leder was born July 17, 1902, in Chicago. Her parents were Fred and Mary, nee Jessen, Langreder. She was baptized March 24, 1918, at Bethel UCC. She married Frank Leder March 24, 1927. He preceded her in death in 1959. Two brothers; Walter and Charles, and a sister Mildred also preceded her in death. She is survived by a niece and nephew.

Some of the highlights of Mrs. Leder’s life were included in her resume when she was named “resident of the month” at the Bensenville Home. She wrote:

“All four of my grandparents were born in Germany and came to America at an early age. My maternal grandmother bought a tract of land (five acres) in the heart of Beecher for $40 in 1860 and they reared 11 children on it. My grandfather, Louis Jessen, was a blacksmith and lived to be 96.

“My father was an employee of the Pullman Company and mother was secretary of the Ladies Aid at Bethel UCC 12 years. Our pastor was Rev. John Goebel whose father Peter Goebel was pastor of Immanuel Church in Peotone many years ago.

At the age of 12 I became disabled (both elbows locked) but that did not stop me from enjoying life. I learned to sew and drive a car and never got a ticket.

I moved with the family to a farm near Beecher at the age 15. The land had highway frontage on Rt. 1, so my father had a house built on the corner of the farm. When it was ready for occupancy I married Frank Leder in 1927. He had been a hired hand for three years.

Beecher Delite Inn 2

Delite Inn Photo Courtesy of James R. Wright

We opened a two-pump gas station and lunch room which we operated 32 years until my husband died suddenly in 1959. We specialized in home made pies — making them was my first chore every morning. I manned the gas pumps while my husband did the farm work. Regular gas sold for 15 cents per gallon – no tax!

Beecher Delite Inn

Alice Leder at the Delite Inn Photo courtesy of James R. Wright

One of the highlights of those years happened one hot Sunday evening. A yellow bus stopped and among those who came in for a soda pop was Mahalia Jackson, well known gospel singer on radio and TV. She was traveling with the Baptist Gospel Choir.

We had our bad moments, too. We survived four holdups with guns pointed at us. We were reimbursed the last time.

In my spare time I sewed my husband’s shirts and I also sewed for other people.” (She kept the Bensenville Home supplied with shower caps while she lived there)

“On my birthdays each year I wear my confirmation dress. I correspond with former customers who live in other states. I made many lasting friendships in our place of business.”

Living alone became very difficult for Mrs. Leder after her husband died. She moved to the home in Peotone in 1962, where, she said, she was very happy.

Help Please

If you have an old photo of the Delite Inn gas station and lunch counter please let us know. We would love to post a real photo of Alice’s Delite Inn here on her page

 

 

 


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

Father & Mother : Frederick Langreder & Mary E. (Jessen) Langreder Hinze 
Brother: Charles Langreder
Sister: Mildred E. Langreder
Uncle: Conrad E. Beseke

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, Maass, Matthias, Mc Carty, Meyer, Monk, Niedert, Ohlendorf, Pansa, Peters, Pralle, Riley, Ristenpart, Rohe, Rust, Saller, Selk, Struve, Thielman, Vagt, Von Engeln, Wegert, Wehmhoefer,

ETHEL HACK

ETHEL HACK (640x423)

Age: 80 years, 17 days

ETHEL HACK
(nee Wehmhoefer)

DOB: March 23, 1898
Beecher, IL USA

DOD: April 9, 1978, at the
Peotone-Bensenville Home

Daughter of Henry Conrad Wehmhoefer and Augusta Johanna (Wehling) Wehmhoefer

Sister to: Lawrence (Magnetta L. Kurth) , Harold G, and Howard (Marion L. Hinze) Wehmhoefer.

Wife of Arthur Hack, married January 1, 1920.

Mother of Geraldine A. Hack (Philip G. Imholz).

Grandmother of Thomas & Pamela Imholz.


Beecher Public School

Eighth grade graduating class,1913

Back row: Milford Ruge, Frank Hinze, Morris VanVoorhis,

Front Row: Amanda Rump, Ethel Wehmhoefer, Prof. Henry Liberty, Clara Wilke, Loraine Ehrhardt, Vera Stites.


January 8, 1920 – MATRIMONIAL :  HACK-WEHMHOEFER

Arthur & Ethal MatrimonialArthur Hack and Ethel Wehmhoefer were married Jan. 1, 1920 at St. Luke’s parsonage, Rev. G. Horst officiating.  Mr. and Mrs. George Heiden were sponsors. Following the wedding the couple boarded a train for Chicago.
The wedding was a surprise to all, even the parents of the bride, who were not informed of the event until the newlyweds arrived in Chicago, when they wired back the glad news.
Both bride and groom are well known in Beecher, where they were born and reared. They are popular and Arthur Hack and Ethel Wehmhoeferesteemed young people and their many friends wish them the best there is in their wedded life.
The groom is the son of Mrs. Ed. Ohlendorf of near Goodenow, and the bride the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wehmhoefer of Beecher.
We understand the young couple will make their home in Chicago Heights, where Mr. Hack has employment as city mail carrier.
The Beecher Herald extends congratulations.

(Editor’s note: Arthur’s mother is listed in error; she was Emma (Katz) Hack Heller, not Mrs. Ed Ohlendorf)


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[1925]   Arthur Hack took over the general merchandise store of Herman Hack at 734 Indiana Avenue.

Mrs. Arthur Hack introduced her line of millinery. Her 1925 fall selection was “exceptionally modish, stylish, and with pleasing combinations, sure to suit the individual tastes of the Beecher Ladies.”

 

 


January 9, 1947 – MRS. ETHEL HACK IS WELFARE PRESIDENT

Ethel Hack Welfare PresidentThe Women’s Welfare Club named Mrs. Ethel Hack to head the new staff of officers for the ensuing year at the regular meeting of the club in the home of Mrs. Arnold Knuth, Tuesday evening. Those elected are as follows:

President – Mrs. Ethel Hack
Vice Pres. – Mrs. Dorothy Saller
Secretary – Mrs. Martha Knuth
Treasurer – Mrs. Rose Hunte
Publicity – Mrs. S.R. Stites and Mrs. C.H. Letterer
Flower Committee – Mrs. Arthur Boysen and Mrs. Walter Boysen.

Following the business session, a delicious luncheon was served, after which cards were enjoyed.


April 12, 1978 – OBITUATRIES – SERVICES HELD FOR ETHEL HACK

Ethel Hack ObitFuneral services were conducted by the Rev. Dean Plassmann Tuesday, April 11, for Ethel E. Hack, who died Sunday, April 9, 1978, at Peotone-Bensenville Home. Burial was in the Beecher Mausoleum.

Ethel Hack, nee Wehmhoefer, was born March 23, 1898, in Beecher, and has lived in the area her entire lifetime.

She was a member of St. Luke Mary-Martha Circle, St. Luke Women’s Guild, Post 67 Amvets Auxiliary, and Women’s Welfare Club.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Philip (Geraldine) Imholz, Beecher; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur, and two brothers.

Pallbearers were Landis Wehling, Kenneth Wehling, Oliver Claus, Wayne Reichers, Harold Scheiwe, and Roger Stoeven.


Ethel’s family members also resting in the mausoleum are:
Husband: Arthur Hack
Father & Mother: Henry C. Wehmhoefer & Augusta J (Wehling) Wehmhoefer
Uncle & Aunt: Edward J. Wehmhoefer & Charlotte (Thiesfeld) Wehmhoefer
Cousin: Edwin D. Wehmhoefer
(Husband’s) Uncle & Aunt: Charles J. Hack & Anna (Schroeder, Schmaedeke) Hack
(Husband’s) Uncle & Aunt: Herman Hack & Eva F. (Ruge) Hack
(Husband’s) Uncle & Aunt: Henry Hack & Mary W. (Bielfeldt) Hack
(Husband’s) Cousins: Dr. Edmund Hack & Margaretha B (Schwarz) Hack

MARGARETHA B. HACK

MARGARETHA B. HACK
(nee Schwarz)

DOB: May 20, 1891
Chicago, IL USA

DOD: March 17, 1978
St. Margaret Hospital, Hammond IN USA

 

Daughter of Reinhold Schwarz and Lena (nee Tiedimann) Schwarz
Sister to: Reinhold T. and Theodore (Emma Schultz) Schwarz

Wife of Dr. Edmund C. Hack, married November 20, 1912
Mother to: Henry Reinhold, Theodore Albert (Charlotte Paul), Robert Edmund (Sara “Sally” Funkhouser) and LeRoy (Lucy Jean Emry) Hack


NOVEMBER 22, 1912 – DR. HACK TAKES A CHICAGO BRIDE

Young Beecher Doctor Married at Chicago Wednesday Afternoon

Will Make Their Home in Wisconsin, Where Groom Will Practice

Dr. Edmund C. Hack, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hack of Beecher, was married, Wednesday afternoon, at 3:30 o’clock, to Miss Margaret Schwarz, at 2335 California Avenue, Chicago, Rev. Krohn, a Lutheran pastor, officiating.
The bridesmaids were Miss Marie Deneke of Beecher and Miss Anna Miller of Chicago, and the groom’s attendants were Mr. Ernest Hummer of Chicago and Mr. Albert Hack of Beecher, brother of the groom. Only near relatives and friends were present at the ceremony. Those from here who attended the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hack, Mrs. H.F. Thielman, Miss Marie Deneke, Albert Hack and Miss Hilda Tillotson of Crete.
After the ceremony, an elaborate wedding dinner was served and a very pleasant time was had.
The bride is a highly esteemed young lady and has a large circle of friends in her neighborhood in the city.
Our readers are all too well known to the groom for us to comment on his excellent traits. He was born and reared in our midst and is a popular, honorable, ambitious young gentleman. Having recently graduated from the Bennett Medical College at Chicago, he is a full-fledged physician and surgeon, and promises to be a rising young doctor.
Dr. and Mrs. Hack will spend a couple of weeks here at the home of the groom’s parents. In the first week in December they expect to go to their new home at Symco, Waupaca County, Wisconsin, where the doctor will assume an office and begin the practice of his profession.
We join with the many friends in extending congratulations to the newly wedded couple, and wish them success and happiness through life.


March 17, 1978 – HAMMOND TIMES – OBITUARIES

MARGARETHA B. HACK

Margaretha B. Hack obit 1978Margaretha B. Hack, age 86, of Hammond, passed away Friday, March 17, 1978 at St. Margaret Hospital. Survivors: three sons, Theodore A. Hack of Munster, Robert E. (Sally) Hack of Indianapolis, and Lee R. (Lucy) Hack of Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday, March 20, 2 p.m., from the Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 5840 Hohman Ave, Hammond, with the Rev. Louis Reynolds officiating. Entombment in Beecher, Illinois. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home Sunday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mrs. Hack was the widow of the late Dr. E.C. Hack, and a member of the Hyde Park Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials be made to the Hyde Park Methodist Church.

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

Husband: Dr. Edmund C. Hack
Father & Mother-in-law: Henry Hack & Mary (Bielfeldt) Hack
Husband’s Uncle & Aunt: Herman Hack & Eva (Ruge) Hack
Husband’s Uncle & Aunt: Charles J. Hack & Anna (Schroeder, Schmaedeke) Hack
Husband’s Cousins: Rose W. (Hack) Dunlap & Asa James Dunlap
Husband’s Cousins: Arthur Hack & Ethel (Wehmhoefer) Hack
Husband’s Cousin’s Wife’s Parents: Henry Wehmhoefer & Augusta (Wehling) Wehmhoefer
Husband’s Cousins: William Bielfeldt & Minnie (Baumgartner) Bielfeldt
Son of Husband’s cousins: Raymond J. Bielfeldt
Husband’s Cousins: Minnie K. (Bielfeldt) Thielman & Henry F. Thielman

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,

CHARLENE GRAHAM

CHARLENE GRAHAN

Age: 45 years, 9 months, 18 days

CHARLENE GRAHAM
(nee SALLER)

DOB: November 6, 1926
Illinois, USA

DOD: August 24, 1972
Beecher, IL USA

 

 

Daughter of Herbert C. and Dorothy (Bahlman) Saller

Sister to: William T. (Rosemary Teske), Herbert F. (Melrose J. Rhode) Saller

Wife of Arthur Graham, married November, 1945.

Mother to: Susan Kay (Ronald L. Clausing), Charles Arthur Graham (Susan unknown), Nancy (Jack Fenske) Graham


November 22, 1945          “POPULAR COUPLE WED IN CHICAGO”

Graham-Saller Wed 1945Miss 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.


Charlene Graham.resized


CHARLENE GRAHAM DIES;

FUNERAL HELD SATURDAY

Charlene Graham obitFuneral services were held yesterday for Mrs.Charlene Marilyn Graham, 602 Orchard Lane, who died Thursday, Aug. 24, in her home.

Services were held in the Hack Funeral Home, Beecher, and burial was in the Beecher Mausoleum. Mrs. Graham was born November 26, 1926, in Chicago Heights. She lived in the area all her life. She was a bookkeeper for the Bahlman Oil Company of Beecher.

Mrs. Graham is survived by her husband, Arthur; her mother Mrs. Dorothy Saller of Beecher; two daughters, Mrs. Ronald Clausing of Benton and Nancy who lives at home; a son, Charles of Beecher; two brothers, William of Beecher and Herbert of Crete, and three grandchildren.


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

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

Other more distant family includes: 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,

FRED E. HELDT

Fred Heldt

Age: 93 years, 2 months, 12 days


FRED E. HELDT

DOB: September 24, 1876
Beecher, IL USA

DOD: December 6, 1969
South Suburban Hospital, Hazelcrest, IL USA

Son of Ernst and Lisette (nee Stadt) Heldt

Brother to: William F. (Emma Blievernicht), Amelia (Henry Seehausen), Karl “Charles” (Charlotia Klemme), Emma (Heinrich Fick), Sophia Marie, Lisette Mina, Ernst Jr.(Elisabeth Rosenbrook), Ludwig “Louis” (Clara Bergmeier) , Robert (Louise Wolkow) Heldt

Husband of Ida Elizabeth Johanna (nee Peters) Heldt, married Dec. 16, 1900 in Beecher, IL

 

Father of Violet (Henry T. Meeter) Heldt ( Can you see Violet sitting on her mother’s lap?)


NOVEMBER 5, 1909 – BEECHER HERALD – IN SOCIAL CIRCLES

1909 Halloween postcardMr. and Mrs. S.R. Stites and Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Heldt entertained about 50 of their married friends at a Halloween party, Saturday evening. The party gathered at the home of Mrs. H. Bielfeldt at 7:30 o’clock and from there ambled around in an effort to locate where the function proper would take place. When they arrived at the Stites home they were directed through the dimly lighted rooms, following a narrow roped passage to the basement. Before reaching their destination, however, they heard weird and hideous noises that fairly made the cold chills creep up and down their spinal columns. The basement was in utter darkness, but a match was brought into play and jack-o-lanterns and lighted candles soon illuminated the room, when it was found tables were set with plenty of good things to eat that would even tempt a ghost. Unique and appropriate decorations adorned the tables. Large jack-o-lanterns were placed in the center of the tables, while at each plate there were small candles with carrots as candlesticks. Alongside of each plate were also small turnips filled with assorted candies. Even the paper napkins were adorned with a pumpkin face and a witch, appropriate to the occasion. After satisfying the inner man – at which the writer must confess we overdone it – 1909 Halloween Good Witchthe happy throng were escorted to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Heldt, where they found the rooms tastily decorated with corn stalks and autumn leaves. Here games, vocal and instrumental music, dancing and general merriment prevailed and each guest seemed to enjoy an equal share of the fun. At midnight the good witch made her visit with a kettle of sparkling grape juice just to put on the finishing touch, and shortly afterward the party dispersed, regretting that it had “got late late so early”. The ladies, Mesdames Stites and Heldt, are charming entertainers and are deserving of much praise for their party on Saturday evening, which was so successfully carried out.
Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Lake of Chicago were the only out-of-town guests.


January 1910, Fred resigned his position as rural mail carrier and was succeeded by his brother Louis E. Heldt.

May 1910 Fred E. and his brother Charles E. Heldt purchased the Cloidt grain elevator for $8,500. They also purchased the Cloidt residence for $5,000.

1915 to 1923 Fred managed the Farmers Grain Company.

He was also Justice of the Peace in the Beecher area for 15 years, a deputy sheriff of Will County for four years, a policeman in Lansing for two years, central committeeman for the Republican party for many years, first president of the area chapter of the Modern Woodmen of America, and president of the former Beecher Commercial Club.  Mr. Heldt also served St. John’s United Church of Christ in many capacities.


MAY 26, 1911 – BEECHER HERALD – RETURN FROM IOWA VISIT

Fred Heldt and Family Return From an Enjoyable Vacation

Gives Interesting Story of His Trip and Country, Visited

Fred Heldt Iowa visit 1911Fred E. Heldt and family have returned from a week’s vacation spent in Iowa. They report having immensely enjoyed their visit. Mr. Heldt relates his experience during his stay: “We left Beecher on May 13 and arrived at Waverly, Iowa, at 6:13 Saturday evening, where we were met by our cousin, C.C. Treaton, who is a noted farmer of Bremer County, Iowa. The following Monday we went with Mr. Treaton to a farmer’s creamery at Artesian, of which Mr. Treaton is secretary and manager. The creamery handled 540,000 pounds of milk last month and has 80 milk customers. They pay 89 cents for milk and receive 22 cents a pound for butter. From there we went to the homes of Carl, Louis and John Pries and August Thiemann, who are engaged in hog raising, They have from 20 to 60 brood sows each, and it is considered no trick at all to ship from one to fifteen cars of hogs a week by buyers at this point. On Friday, May 19, we left for Sumner to make a short visit with our uncle, Mr. Carl Priece, and on Saturday we left for West Union to visit our Aunt, Mrs. H. Schroeder, and cousins, Wm. Schroeder and Emil Heldt. The latter is well known in this community and sends his regards to all enquiring friends. The country at West Union, Fayette County, is more rolling than that at Bremer. Mr. Heldt and Mr. Schroeder are engaged in raising cattle and sheep. Crops looked good at all points we visited. Corn had already been worked once and oats, wheat and hay were knee deep. Prices for wheat was $1.05; corn .55c; hay $13; hogs $7.90; butter, 23c, and eggs, 13c.”                     Fred E. Heldt


JANUARY 25, 1923 – BEECHER HEARLD –

F.E. HELDT MANAGER OF NEW A&P STORE

ASSUMED HIS NEW DUTIES AT THE STORE ON MONDAY MORNING

MELVIN G. DURGY, FORMER MANAGER RETURNS TO BEARDSTOWN

Fred Heldt A&p 1923Fred E. Heldt, former manager of the Farmers Grain Company of Beecher, but who resigned as such several weeks ago, has accepted the position as manager of the A&P store in the Bockelman building on Gould street. He assumed his new position on Monday morning, and is rapidly becoming familiar with his duties.
Melvin G. Durgy, who assumed management of the store at its opening, returned, Monday, to his home at Beardstown, where he will resume his position of manager of the A&P

Photo from Beecher Quaquicentennial book, gentlemen in the photo are not Fred Heldt, but, Oscar Knuth and Arnold Knuth

Photo from Beecher Quaquicentennial book, gentlemen in the photo are not Fred Heldt, but, Oscar Knuth and Arnold Knuth

store there. Mr. Durgy made many friends during his short stay in Beecher. Mr. Heldt is too well known to our readers to need introduction. He has been engaged in various business in Beecher and the buying public will welcome his pleasing and courteous ways in his chosen vocation.


DECEMBER 21, 1950 – BEECHER HERALD –

COUPLES CELEBRATE GOLDEN WEDDINGS

Golden Wedding Fred & Ida Heldt 1950Mr. and Mrs. Fred Heldt celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, Saturday, Dec. 16th. They received many cards, flowers and lovely gifts. The couple were the guest of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Meeter and children, Patricia and Dudley, at a dinner in the Colonial Room Chicago 1950Colonial Room in Chicago. A quartet of costumed carolers rendered several Christmas songs at their table. As the dessert was served, a cake with lighted candles was placed before the honored couple while the organist played “I Love You Truly”, “The Anniversary Song” and “Because.”

 


 DECEMBER 11, 1969 BEECHER HEARLD

Rites Held in Beecher Tuesday for Fred Heldt

Rites for Fred E Heldt 1969Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Hack Chapel in Beecher for Fred E. Heldt, 93 of 705 Woodward Street, who died at South Suburban Hospital, Hazelcrest on Saturday. The Rev. Walter C. Coffey officiated and interment was in the Beecher Mausoleum.

Mr. Heldt who was born September 24, 1876 in Beecher, was Central Committeeman of the Republican party for many years, served as first president of the Modern Woodman of America and was president of the former Beecher Commercial Club. He was a policeman for two years in Lansing, deputy sheriff of Will County for four years and served as justice of the peace in this area for 15 years. He served in many capacities as a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Henry (Violet) Meeter, two grandchildren, Major Dudley Meeter of Omaha, Neb. and Mrs. Robert (Pat) Burgess of Springfield, and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida, in 1962 and by five brothers and four sisters.


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

Wife: Ida (Peters) Heldt
Father & Mother: Ernst Heldt & Lisette (Stadt) Heldt
In-laws: Martin Peters & Fridericka (Barmann) Peters
Brother & Sister-in-law: Rudolph Peters & Elizabeth (Eckhoff) Peters
Brother & Sister-in-law: William F. Peters & Helen (Wehling) Peters
Cousin: Henry Heldt Sr.

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