NELLIE M. FREERKING

NELLIE M FREERKING
DOB:JULY 26, 1907
DOD: MAY 11, 1991

FAMILY UNCERTIAN

I can not tell you much about Nellie. We do not have her obituary. What we do know is that Nellie Married Alexander Maass after the death of Alexander’s first wife Louisa in 1919. After Alexander’s Maass’s death in 1955, Nellie married August Freerking the brother of Henry J. Freerking. It has been mentioned that Nellie and Lydia Maass were cousins, but we can not confirm this connection at this time.

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

 

NANCY GRAHAM FENSKE

NANCY GRAHAM FENSKE
NANCY GRAHAM FENSKE

DOB: DEC. 17, 1951
DOD: SEPT. 7, 1977

Daughter of Arthur and Charlene (NEE: Saller) Graham

Sister to: Susan Kay (Ronald L Clausing), Charles Arthur (Susan Unknown) Graham

Wife to: Jack Fenske

We do not have an obituary of Nancy. If you can help us understand her life, please let us know. It is beleived she lived in Arizona

 

 

CLARA E. HAGER

CLARA E. HAGER
(NEE: HORN)

DOB: DEC. 30, 1888
Illinois
DOD: DEC. 28, 1971

 

Daughter of Charles H and Caroline/Lena (NEE: Kappmeier)

Sister to: Charles H ( Mae Howell), Walter L (Lillian A Bourg), Elsie (Robert D Groeneveld), Herbert Paul, Reinhold William, Loena, Arthur H and Vernon R. Horn

Wife to: Joseph H Hager – Married 1918 the year her mother Caroline’s death
Mother to: Phyllis Hager/Stewart.

CLARA E. HAGER

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Spingdler-Koelling Crete chapel for Mrs. Clara E. Hager, 82 of Crete, who died Tuesday afternoon at the Suburban Convalescent center, South Chicago Heights.

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

Mrs. Hager lived at 477 North street in Crete.

She was a lifelong resident of Crete, having been born there December 30, 1888. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran church of Crete, the Ladies Aid of the church and the Crete Women’s club.

The Rev. A.T. Kretzman, pastor of Trinity, will officiate. Entombment will be in the Beecher Mausoleum. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursday and until time of the services on Friday.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph; a daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Stewart of Gary, IN; a sister, Mrs. Elsie Groeveld of Joliet; a brother, Vernon R. Horn of Aurora; three grand-children, and two great-grand-children.

What the obituary does not tell us is that Clara’s brothers; Walter, Charles, Arthur, Reinhold & Vernon lived with the Clara and Joseph from 1918 thru 1940. Clara’s mother died in 1918 the year of her marriage to Joseph, her father Charles, a former mayor of Crete was tragically killed in a train crash in 1905.

According to newspaper accounts, Arthur’s wife; Caroline Struve (NEE Kappmeier) and Clara’s mother Lena Horn (Nee Kappmeier) were cousins.

Because Clara’s headstone, along with a large portion of the Horn family compartment within the mausoleum, was destroyed by vandals, a temporary wood panel was installed. The information is incomplete and partially incorrect. It will be completed when possible.

More damage

to the Horn

Family

Compartment

ARTHUR H. HORN

ARTHUR H. HORN

DOB: JULY 13, 1901
CRETE, IL USA
DOD: MAY 9, 1971

Son of: Charles H and Caroline F (NEE: Kappmeyer) Horn

Brother to: Clara (Joseph H Hager), Charles H ( Mae Howell), Walter L (Lillian A Bourg), Elsie (Robert D Groeneveld), Herbert Paul, Reinhold William, Loena and Vernon R. Horn

We only have a short obituary for Arthur, which reads:

Arthur H Horn

Funeral services were held Wednesday for former Crete resident Arthur H Horn who died Sunday at Baptist Medical center, Little Rock, Ark.
The Rev. A.T.Kretzmann of Trinity Lutheran church officiated. Mr. Horn was born July 13, 1901, in Crete and lived in the area before moving to Little Rock. He was retired.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Clara Hager of Crete and Mrs. Elsie Groeneveld of Joliet, and a brother, Vernon R of Coffeyville, Kansas.

 

This is the Damage to the Horn family compartment 1988-1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNA L. KRUEGER

ANNA L KRUEGER
(NEE: BURGER)

DOB: OCT. 13, 1884
ST. LOUIS, MO
DOD: JUNE 22, 1967

 

 

We do not have Anna Krueger’s obituary yet, but this is what we know so far:

Editors note:  Anna and her husband August moved into the home of Carl Vagt after the death of Mrs. Vagt in 1932 and lovingly took care of Mr. Vagt. .

Mr. Vagt per his obituary “Since the time of his wife death tried pitifully to carry on alone, both the burden of many years making itself felt, he happily accepted the gracious offer of Mr. and Mrs. August Krueger to move in with him and take care of him. This arrangement proved a veritable blessing to Mr. Vagt, a blessing which he deeply appreciated and which flooded his declining years with peace and quiet of a beautiful sunset. Being relieved of all cares and worries and surrounded by loving attention and care, he enjoyed life as never before and no doubt desired to have it continued.”

ELIZABETH PETERS

ELIZABETH “ETTA” PETERS
(NEE: ECKHOFF)

DOB: FEB. 27, 1892
ILLINOIS
DOD: MAR. 26, 1964

 

Daughter of: Gerhard and Hermenia (NEE: Wilken) Eckhoff
Sister to: Gerhardt (Ida Unknown) Eckhoff

Wife to: Rudolph Peters
Mother of: Martin G, Edgar R and a third son that died in infancy

RITES HELD IN CRETE FOR MRS. ETTA E. PETERS

Final rites were held Sunday for Mrs. Etta Elizabeth Peters, 72, of 455 Exchange St., Crete. She died Thursday, March 26, at St. James Hospital, after a two week illness.

She was born February 27, 1892 in Sollitt. She had lived in the area for 20 years.

Surviving are two sons, Martin of Crete and Edgar of Peotone; a brother Gerhardt Eckhoff of Momence; and two grandsons.

The Rev. A.T. Kretzmann conducted the services at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Crete. Interment was in the Beecher Mausoleum.

LORA B. HINZE

LORA B. HINZE (NEE: BAHLMAN)

DOB: DEC. 7, 1892
BEECHER, IL
DOD: JUNE 5, 1963

 

Daughter of: Henry F. and Emma (NEE:Wehmhoefer) Bahlman

Sister to: Lillina B (Henry H Wegert DDS), Henry W. DDS (Marguerite Toleson), Carolyn M., Donald W. (Martha J. Mitchell) and Ferne (William R Hildeman) Bahlman

Wife to: Arthur A. Hinze – Married October 31, 1924
Mother of: Lowell A. (Julie Terry) Hinze
Grandmother to three grandsons, but she only got to met two of her grandsons.

We do not have a full obituary for Lora yet so we I can not tell you much more than what we found in her wedding announcement.

Miss Lora Bahlman of Beecher and Arthur A Hinze were quietly married, Friday evening October 31, 1924, at the home of Rev. J.G. Grace on West Fifteenth street. They spent their honeymoon at Davenport, IA. Mrs. Hinze has been employed in the city clerk’s office for several years. The groom is chief clerk of the Zouri Drawn Metals company – Chicago Heights Star.

Mr. and Mrs. Hinze are both well known and highly respected Beecher people, the bride being the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. Bahlman and the groom is the son of Dora Stade.

ALEXANDER A. MAASS

ALEXANDER AUGUST WILHELM MAASS

DOB: SEPT. 28, 1880
SUMNER TOWNSHIP,
KANKAKEE COUNTY, IL
DOD: MAR. 2, 1955

Son of: William and Emilie Auguste (nee: Hamann) Maass

Brother to: Ida Emile Mass, Anna Friederick (William Hopner), Bertha Auguste (William Wilkin), Wilhelm Carl, Amelia Friedericke, Albert Henry (Amanda B. Reaman), Otto Fred (Anna Unknown), Leona, Mathilda Augusta, Rudolph Henry, Benjamin Wilhelm (Minnie L Fick) and Adeli Stevenson Maass

Husband to: Louise Maria Magdalena Priess – Married November 12, 1903
Father to: Lila R (Frank L Hodges), Elmer and Clifford R Maass

Also Husband to: Nellie (maiden name unknown) – Married @ 1928

WE DO NOT HAVE ALEXANDER’S OBITURARY YET, IF YOU CAN HELP PLEASE LET US KNOW

CHARLOTTE WEHMHOEFER

CHARLOTTE “LOTTIE” WEHMHOEFER
(NEE: THIESFELD)

DOB: JUNE 24, 1880
DOD: JULY 2, 1854

 

Daughter of: Diedrich and Sophia (Nee: Schweeweis) Thiesfeld

Sister to: Wilhelmina (Albert Pauling)
Half Sister to: Henry (Mary Schroeder), Sophie (Nicholes Ulferts), Melosine (William H Schroeder) and Fred H (Emma Voight) Thiesfeld

Wife to: Edward John Wehmhoefer – Married March 5, 1905
Mother to: Edwin D Wehmhoefer