Mary E. Hinze

Age: 91 years, 11 months, 21 days

(nee JESSEN )

DOB: November 4, 1877
Beecher, IL USA

DOD: October 25, 1969
Peotone-Bensenville nursing home

Daughter of Louis Ludwig and Christina (nee Bruns) Jessen

Sister to eleven : Henry (Mary Kirsch and Christina Harret), Emma (Charles W. Bartels), August W, Bertha (Herbert Edwards), Alvina K. (Friedrich H. Langreder), William H. (Lena Bock), Charles F. (Lene Wilke), Ernest H. (Caroline Clausing), Clara M. (Christian Scheer), Augusta and Louise Jessen

Wife of Friedrich “Fred” Langreder, married June 2, 1897.

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

Mother to: Charles C, Allice M. (Frank H. Leder) and  Mildred Langreder

Step-mother to: Clara and Walter F. (Alda L. White) Langreder

Friedrich was originally married to Mary’s Older sister: Alvina K Jessen, married Oct 9, 1889. To this union, Clara and Walter were born. Alvina died June 26, 1895.
Fred Langreder died July 19, 1940 and is also resting in the Beecher Mausoleum

Mary married her second husband, Albert A Hinze, on July 31, 1941.
No children were born to this union.

Mary now rests with her first husband Fred Langreder and all three of her children, Charles, Alice and Mildred.


Mary E Hinze obitMrs. Mary Emma Hinze, 91 of Beecher died Saturday, October 25, 1969 at the Bensonville Home in Peotone after a brief illness.

Mrs. Hinze, a life long resident of Beecher, lived the last five years at Bensonville Home. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America of Chicago Heights and St. Luke’s Church in Beecher.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Louis Jessen; her husband, Albert; a son, Charles; and a daughter, Mildred.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Alice Leder of Peotone, and a sister, Mrs. Clara Scheer of Arlington Heights.

Services were held at the Fredde-Helfrich Funeral Home with the Rev. Walter Coffey officiating. He was assisted by Mrs. Edwin Radtke, soloist, accompanied by Mrs. Robert Dubbert.

Interment was at the Beecher Mausoleum with John Wieggel Sr., Walter Becker, Virgil Selk, Henry Kappe, Vern Unruh and Ray Stadt serving as pallbearers.

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

First Husband: Fred Langreder
Son: Charles Langreder
Daughter: Alice M. (Langreder) Leder
Daughter: Mildred Langreder
Husband’s half brother & wife: Arthur A. Hinze & Lora (Bahlman) Hinze

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, 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, Wiechen, Wilkening,




Age: 93 years, 1 month, 5 days


DOB: February 6, 1876
Kankakee County, IL, USA

DOD: March 11,1969
Beecher, Will County, IL, USA

Daughter of John and Katharine (nee Urhammer) Blievernicht

Sister to: William Blievenicht, Minnie (August Pfingsten), Herman C. (Anna Luescher), Emma (William F. Heldt), Melissa (Claus Stoeven), John C. (Anna D. Unknown), Louise M. (John C. Bohl)

Wife of Henry H. Bohl, Jr., married February 9, 1898



Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ for Mrs. Sophie Bohl, 93, of 640 Indiana, Beecher. The Rev. John Merzdorf will officiate and interment will be at the Beecher Mausoleum.

Mrs. Bohl died Tuesday at her home. She was born February 6, 1876 in Kankakee County and was a lifelong resident of this area.

She was preceded in death by her husband Henry on June 3, 1953, 3 brothers and four sisters.

Visitation will be after 3 p.m. at the Hack Chapel and from 1 to 2 on Saturday at the church.

Editors Notes: Heinrich Bohl Sr., Sophie’s father-in-law, lived with Henry & Sophie from the time of their marriage to the time of his death in 1921.

Nieces and nephews survive.

Sophie’s family members also resting in the mausoleum are: 
Husband: Henry H. Bohl
Father-in-law: Heinrich “Hy” Bohl


Dollie Joanne Thielman

Age: 33 years, 9 months, 15 days


DOB: January 21, 1935
Girard, KS USA

DOD: November 5, 1968
Park Forest, IL USA


Daughter of Clarence and Lillie (nee Thornton) Johnson


Sister to: Rita Joy (Andy) Fridrich and Marilee (Robert) Young

Wife of Leslie R. Thielman, married June 24, 1953 St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Chicago Hgts, IL by: Pastor Arthur A Brauer

Mother to: Sherry Lynn (Gianneschi), Sandra Lee and Walter Scott Thielman

Editor’s note: Dollie Joanne Thielman is the mother of this Editor “Sandra Lee Thielman” and the founder of The Beecher Mausoleum Guardian Angels. The restoration of the mausoleum is a act of love for only for all the people resting here but most of all for my mom. Miss you still to this very day!




Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Spindler-Koelling Lincolnway Chapel, Matteson, for Mrs. Dollie Joanne Thielman of 192 Nauvoo, Park Forest, who died Tuesday in her home.

The Rev. Luther Bekemeier of Hope Lutheran Church, Park Forest, will officiate, and entombment will be in the Beecher Mausoleum.

Friends may call at the chapel after 2 p.m. Thursday and until time of services Friday.

Mrs. Thielman was born January 21, 1935, in Kansas, and had lived in Park Forest for six years. In addition to being a loving mother and wife she was a talented artist and taught art classes on occasion to the children of Talala grade school. She was a member of the Hope Lutheran Church.



Survivors include her husband, Leslie R; her father, Clarence Johnson of Conover, Wisconsin; her mother, Mrs. Lillia Stenning of Joplin, Missouri; two daughters, Sherry Lynn and Sandra Lee; a son, Walter Scott, and two sisters, Mrs. Rita Fridrichs of Steger and Mrs. Marilee Young of Monee Township.



Other family members resting in the mausoleum are: 

Grandparents-In-Law :Henry F Thielman & Minnie Bielfeldt Thielman
Father & Mother-In-Law: Walter L. Thielman & Paula M. KuhlmanThielman
Brother-in-Law: Loren Walter Thielman



Age: 64 years, 10 months, 25 days

“Henry William Bahlman”

DOB: December 1, 1899
Eagle Lake, Will County, IL, USA

DOD: October 26, 1964
Chicago Heights, Cook County, IL, USA

Bahlmann Coat of Arms
Bahlman Coat of Arms

Son of Henry F. and Emma (nee Wehmhoefer) Bahlman

Brother to: Lillian (Henry H. Wegert), Lora (Arthur A. Hinze), Carolyn M. Bahlman, Donald W. (Martha Jo Mitchell) and Ferne (William R. Hildeman)

Husband of Marguerite (nee Toleson, Greenfield) Bahlman
Married October 31, 1930
Adoptive Father to: Audrey Greenfield Bahlman (Jack Amram)

Graduate of Bloom Township High School, Class of 1920

Chicago Dental College


Graduate of Chicago Dental College Chicago 1926



 Chicago Heights Star – October 27, 1964

Dr. Bahlman, City Dentist, Is Dead at 64

Henry W. Bahlman (right)

Funeral services for Dr. Henry W. Bahlman, 64 of 9 East 16th Street, Chicago Heights, and Boca Raton, Florida will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Hirsch’s West End Funeral Establishment. The Rev. John R. Wyngarden, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Chicago Heights, will conduct the ceremony.

Entombment will be in the Beecher Mausoleum. The service will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund at First Presbyterian Church.

Dr. Bahlman died Monday at St. James Hospital. A 1926 graduate of Chicago (Loyola) Dental School, he practiced dentistry in Chicago Heights from 1927 to his retirement in 1963. He was born December 1, 1899, in Eagle Lake, IL and lived in the area his entire life.

Dr. Bahlman is survived by his wife, Marguerite; a daughter, Mrs. Audrey Amram of Crete, a sister, Mrs. Ferne Hildeman of Chicago Heights, and five grandchildren.

(Editor’s note: The newspaper obit has a few errors: Henry graduated Loyola (Chicago) Dental School in 1926, not 1936, and he practiced dentistry in Chicago Heights from 1927, not 1937. He was also 64 years old, not 63 years old, when he died)

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

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

(Editors note: According to the 1923 edition of “The Bloom” Henry was listed as “Henry W. Bahlmann,”  with two “n’s”, a 1920 graduate of Bloom Township High School and a student of Chicago Dental College in 1923)