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,

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.

WILLIAM F. PETERS

William F. Peters

Age: 76 years, 6 months, 27 days

WILLIAM F. PETERS

DOB: June 28, 1897
Grant Park,  IL USA

DOD: January 24, 1974
St. James Hospital, Chicago Heights, IL USA

Son of Martin C. and Friedaricka (nee Barmann) Peters

Brother to: Ida (Fred E. Heldt), Friedericka (August Piel), Randolph F. (Elizabeth Eckhoff), Emma (Wilhelm F. Klemme) and Helena (Carl F. Engelking)

Husband of Helen Wehling, married November 29, 1919
Husband of Helen Piepenbrink, married sometime after 1948

Father to: Ruben H. (Mona D. Owens), Verna H, (Edwin H. Eckhoff), Eleanore (Joseph A. Palanca), Norman (Donna Franke), Monroe H. and William Jr. Peters


January 31, 1974 – Beecher Herald

OBITUARY – WILLIAM PETERS

William Peters obitFuneral services were conducted a the Hack Funeral Chapel in Beecher on Sunday for William Peters, 17 West 32nd Street, Steger. The Rev. Armin Gottberg officiated, with burial in the Beecher Mausoleum.

Mr. Peters, a retired carpenter, died Thursday, Jan. 24, in St. James Hospital, Chicago Heights. He was born June 28, 1897, in Grant Park. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Steger.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Erwin (Verna) Ekhoff of Steger and Mrs. Joseph (Eleanor) Palanca of Crete; three sons, Rueben and Norman of Steger and William Jr., of Chicago Heights; 23 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Helen, nee Wehling, in 1948, his second wife Helen, nee Piepenbrink in 1963; one brother, and four sisters.


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

Wife: Helen (Wehling) Peters
Father & Mother: Martin C. Peters & Friedaricka (Barmann) Peters
Sister & Brother-in-law: Ida (Peters) Heldt & Fred E. Heldt
Brother & Sister-in-law: Rudolph F. Peters & Elizabeth (Eckhoff) Peters
Father & Mother-in-law of sister (Ida) Ernest A Heldt & Lisette F. (Stadt) Heldt

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, Pralle, Riley, Ristenpart, Rohe, Rust, Saller, Selk, Struve, Thielman, Vagt, Von Engeln, Wegert, Wehmhoefer, Wiechen, Westphal, Wilkening.

HERNY WEGERT DR.

Henry Wegert DDS

Age: 87 years, 10 months, 10 days

DR. HENRY H. WEGERT

DOB: May 30, 1879
Defiance, OH USA

DOD: April 9, 1967
Lutheran Deaconess Hospital, Chicago, IL USA

Son of Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Wegert and Karoline W. H. (Roehl) Wegert

Brother to: William (Emma Bernicke), Wilhelmine Karoline, Anna (Frank E. Poe), Fredrick (Anna Hamann) and Rueben or Rudolph H. (Alvina D. Deneke) Wegert

Husband of Lillian Bahlman, married May 15, 1922, Chicago, IL USA


Henry Wegert. Trombone

 

Fourth of July, 1900, Henry H. Wegert, first row, third person from left. Trombone player.

 

Beecher's Brass Band l to r- Fred Kegelbine, William Wehmhoefer, H.H. Wegert, William Paul, Charles Adolph, Frank Hack, Ernie Selk, Rube Wegert and Herman Matson

Beecher’s Brass Band, l to r: Fred Kegelbine, William Wehmhoefer, H.H. Wegert, William Paul, Charles Adolph, Frank Hack, Ernie Selk, Rube Wegert and Herman Matson


 

1905 Back seat- l to r. W.Myrick, W. Bielfeldt, front seat-l to r.Dr. Henry Wegert, Carl Ehrhardt

1905, back seat, l to r:  W.Myrick, W. Bielfeldt; front seat, l to r:  Dr. Henry Wegert, Carl Ehrhardt


JUNE 2, 1911 – DR. HACK AND DR. WEGERT

Two Young Beecher Boys Become Full-fledged Doctors

Both Have Locations and Will Begin Practice at Once

Loyola School of Medicine 1911

Loyola School of Medicine 1911

Dr Hack & Dr. Wegert 1911Two of Beecher’s young men have become full-fledged doctors, having received their “sheep skins” from the Bennett Medical College at Chicago at their graduation on last Monday. Ed Hack, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hack, and Henry H. Wegert, brother of R.H. Wegert, our tonsorial artist, were the two who were honored. Both young men are well and favorably known, and their many friends will join us in wishing them success in their chosen professional vocation.

Those from Beecher who attended the graduation exercises were: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hack and son, Arthur; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hack; Herman Hack and family; Mr. and Mrs. H.F. Thielman and children; Dr. and Mrs. D.D. Van Voorhis; Mrs. Henry Bielfeldt and son, Elmer; Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Wegert; Albert Hack and Miss Marie Deneke.

Dr. Wegert has accepted an interne at the West Side Emergency Hospital at Chicago, and Dr. Hack and his college friend Dr. Methrow, who also graduated, Monday, have accepted a like call at the Rockford Hospital.

All three young doctors are thrifty, ambitious and full of vim and no doubt will become popular and successful in their profession as physicians and surgeons.


April 13, 1967 – Beecher Herald

DR. HENRY WEGERT

Henry Wegert obit 1Funeral services were held at the Hack Chapel, Beecher, for Dr. Henry Wegert, 3145 Belden Ave, Chicago, on Wednesday, April 12. Dr. Wegert passed away Sunday, April 9, at the Lutheran Deaconess Hospital, Chicago, following a lingering illness. Born May 5, 1879 in Defiance, Ohio, he was 87 years of age.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Lillian Bahlman Wegert.

Rev. John Melchert of Park Forest officiated at the services, and burial was in the Beecher Mausoleum.


April 13, 1967 – The Chicago Heights Star

Dr. Henry Wegert

Henry Wegert obit 2Funeral services were held Wednesday at Hack chapel, Beecher, for Dr. Henry Wegert, 87, of 3145 West Belden avenue, Chicago.

Interment was at the Beecher Mausoleum.

Dr. Wegert died Sunday in Lutheran – Deaconess Hospital, Chicago, following a lingering illness.

He was born on May 30, 1879, in Defiance, Ohio, and was a Chicago resident for nearly 45 years.

Dr. Wegert is survived by three brothers and one sister and many nieces and nephews in Beecher.  (Editors note: this is incorrect. All three of Henry’s brothers and one sister preceded him in death)


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

Wife: Lillian (Bahlman) Wegert
Father & Mother-in-law: Henry F. Bahlman & Emma (Wehmhoefer) Bahlman
Brother & Sister-in-law: Arthur A. Hinze & Lora (Bahlman) Hinze
Brother & Sister-in-law: Henry W. Bahlman DDS & Marguerite (Toleson) Bahlman
Sister-in-law: Carolyn M. Bahlman
Brother-in-law: Donald W. Bahlman
Brother & Sister-in-law: William R. Hildeman & Ferne (Bahlman) Hildeman
Uncle & Aunt of Wife: Charles H. Bahlman & Sophia Minnie (Schweer) Bahlman
Uncle & Aunt of Wife: John H. Bahlmann & Anna L. (Wehrmann) Bahlmann
Uncle of Wife: William F. Bahlmann
Cousins of Wife: Herbert C. Saller & Dorothy (Bahlman) Saller
2nd Cousins of Wife: Arthur Graham & Charlene M. (Saller) Graham
3rd Cousin of Wife: Nancy (Graham) Fenske

Other, more distant family include: Batterman, Bergmeier, Beseke, Bielfeldt, Bohl, Cloidt, Dunlap, Engleking,  Fick, Fiene, 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, Niedert, Ohlendorf, Pansa, Peters, Pralle, Riley, Ristenpart, Rohe, Rust, Selk, Struve, Thielman, Vagt, Von Engeln, Wehmhoefer, Wiechen, Westphal, Wilkening.

ELIZABETH PETERS

Elizabeth Peters

Age: 72 years, 28 days

ELIZABETH “ETTA” PETERS
(nee ECKHOFF)

DOB: February 27, 1892
Sollitt, Kankanee, IL USA

DOD: March 26, 1964
St. James Hospital, Chicago Heights, IL USA

Daughter of Gerhard and Etta Hermenia (nee Wilken) Eckhoff
Sister to: Gerhardt H. (Ida Huenerberg) Eckhoff

Wife of Rudolph Peters, married August 31, 1913 Kankakee County, IL
Mother of: Martin G (Hilda Stelter), Edgar R. (Jeannette Norman) and a third son who died in infancy


Beecher Herald

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.


Chicago Heights Star

ETTA PETERS

Final rites will be held Sunday for Mrs. Etta Elizabeth Peters, 72, of 455 Exchange street, Crete. Mrs. Peters died in St. James Hospital Thursday after a two week illness.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church of Crete with the Rev. A.T. Kretzmann officiating. Interment will be in the Beecher Mausoleum.

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

She is survived by two sons, Martin of Crete, and Edgar of Peotone; a brother, Gerhardt Eckhoff of Momence; and two grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her husband and a son.


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

Husband: Rudolph Peters
Father & Mother-in-law: Martin C. Peters & Friedaricka (Barmann) Peters
Sister & Brother-in-law: Ida (Peters) Heldt & Fred E. Heldt
Brother & Sister-in-law: William F. Peters & Helen (Wehling) Peters
Father & Mother-in-law of sister-in-law (Ida) Ernest A Heldt & Lisette F. (Stadt) Heldt

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, Pralle, Riley, Ristenpart, Rohe, Rust, Saller, Selk, Struve, Thielman, Vagt, Von Engeln, Wegert, Wehmhoefer, Wiechen, Westphal, Wilkening,

LILLIAN WEGERT

Lilliam Wegert

Age: 70 years, 4 months, 12 days

LILLIAN (BAHLMAN) WEGERT

DOB: February 7, 1891
Beecher, IL USA

DOD: June 19, 1961
Location unknown

 

Daughter of Henry F. and Emma (Wehmhoefer) Bahlman
Sister to: Lora (Arthur Hinze), Henry W. (Marguerite Toleson), Carolyn Marie, Donald W.  (Martha Jo Mitchell) and Ferne  (William R. Hildeman)

 

Wife of Dr. Henry Wegert, married May 15, 1922, Chicago, Cook County, IL USA

 


June 1961 – The Chicago Heights Star

MRS. LILLIAN WEGERT

Lillian Wegert obitFuneral services were held Thursday at the Hack Chapel, Beecher, for Mrs. Lillian Wegert of 3145 Belden, Chicago.

The Rev. John Wyngarden, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Chicago Heights, officiated at the services.

Mrs. Wegert is survived by her husband, Dr. H.H. Wegert; two sisters, Mrs. Lora Hinze and Mrs. Ferne Hildeman, both of Chicago Heights; and two brothers, Dr. H.W. Bahlman of Chicago Heights and Don W. Bahlman of Virginia Beach, VA.


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

Husband: Dr. Henry H. Wegert
Father & Mother: Henry F. Bahlman & Emma (Wehmhoefer) Bahlman
Sister & Brother-in-law: Arthur A. Hinze & Lora (Bahlman) Hinze
Brother & Sister-in-law: Henry W. Bahlman, DDS & Marguerite (Toleson) Bahlman
Sister: Carolyn M. Bahlman
Brother: Donald W. Bahlman
Sister & Brother-in-law: William R. Hildeman & Ferne (Bahlman) Hildeman
Uncle & Aunt: Charles H. Bahlman & Sophia Minnie (Schweer) Bahlman
Uncle & Aunt: John H. Bahlmann & Anna L. (Wehrmann) Bahlmann
Uncle: William F. Bahlmann
Cousins: Herbert C. Saller & Dorothy (Bahlman) Saller
2nd Cousin: Arthur Graham & Charlene M. (Saller) Graham
3rd Cousin: Nancy (Graham) Fenske

Other, more distant family include: Batterman, Bergmeier, Beseke, Bielfeldt, Bohl, Cloidt, Dunlap, Engleking,  Fick, Fiene, 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, Niedert, Ohlendorf, Pansa, Peters, Pralle, Riley, Ristenpart, Rohe, Rust, Selk, Struve, Thielman, Vagt, Von Engeln, Wehmhoefer, Wiechen, Westphal, Wilkening.

WILLIAM OHLENDORF

William Ohlendorf

Age: 80 years, 8 months, 24 days

WILLIAM OHLENDORF

DOB: May 4, 1879
Crete, IL USA

DOD: January 28, 1960
Chicago, IL USA

Son of William and Louise S. (nee Arkenberg) Ohlendorf

Brother to: Emma (John Scheiwe), Sophie W. (John Meier), Gustaf C. (Emilie C. Falhauer), Rose (Gustav Schweiwe) and John Ohlendorf

Husband of Lila (maiden name unknown)
Step-father to one step-daughter (name unknown)


February 4, 1960 – Beecher Herald

William Ohlendorf Laid To Rest Sunday

William Ohlendorf death noticeWilliam Ohlendorf, 80, a life long resident of Crete Township up until a few years ago, passed away Thursday, January 28, in Chicago. He was born May 4, 1879 in Crete Township.

Surviving are his wife, Lila, and one step daughter.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m., at the Hack Chapel with burial in the Beecher Mausoleum.


Help Please

We can tell you that William was a farmer in Crete and remained unmarried through 1942, according to his WW2 registration and his brother Gustav’s obituary.

In 1955, William was living in Tice, Florida according to his brother Gustav’s obituary.

Can you help us identify his wife and step-daughter?


William has no immediate family resting in the mausoleum

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, Pansa, Peters, Pralle, Riley, Ristenpart, Rohe, Rust, Saller, Selk, Struve, Thielman, Vagt, Von Engeln, Wegert, Wehmhoefer, Wiechen, Westphal, Wilkening,

 

ANNA MILEY

Age: 83 years, 8 months, 25 days

Age: 83 years, 8 months, 25 days

ANNA EMILIA MILEY
(nee BAER/MANZ)

DOB: November 27, 1870
Waumandee, WI USA

DOD: August 21, 1954
St. Anne’s Hospital, Chicago, IL USA

Daughter of: Johannes “John” Baer and Anna (Hess) Baer
Sister to: Fredrick, Henry (Lucy May Cross), John (Amelia Jahn), Gottfried “Godfrey” Baer
Anna’s mother “Anna” died the day after she was born, Her father “John” died 8 years later.

Adopted daughter to: John Henry Manz and Dorothea (Ochsner) Manz
Sister to: Emily (Jacob Bream Jr.), Robert Herman (Louisa Auer), Henry O. Manz

Wife of Dr. Michael R. Miley, married October 14, 1899.

Alice Olive Bernice 19XX

Alice Olive Bernice 19XX

 

 

 

Mother to: Alice A, Bernice E. (Albert A. Anderson),  Mary & Milton and Olive Miley

 

 

 


August 24, 1954 – Chicago Heights Star

MRS. ANNA MILEY DIES AT AGE 83

Anna Miley Death noticeMrs. Anna Miley, 83 years old, Beecher, died Saturday afternoon at St. Anne’s Hospital, Chicago.

Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Hack Chapel, with the Rev. E.H. Plassman officiating. Interment will be at Beecher Mausoleum.

Mrs. Miley was born November 27, 1870 at Waumandee, Wisconsin. Her husband, Dr. M. Miley, died January 29, 1939.

Surviving are three daughters, Miss Alice Miley of Los Angeles, Miss Olive Miley of Chicago and Mrs. A. A. Anderson, Jr. of Boise, Idaho; and four grandchildren.


August 26, 1954 – Beecher Herald

Funeral Services Held Here Tuesday For Mrs. Anna Miley

St. Anne's Hospital ChicagoDeath came quietly to Mrs. Anna Miley, 83, at St. Anne’s Hospital, Chicago, Saturday afternoon, August 21, following several months of ill health due to her advanced age.

 

Anna Miley obitMrs. Miley was born November 27, 1870 in Waumandee, Wisconsin. The widow of the late Dr. M. Miley, who died January 29, 1939, her life was closely associated with the early-day history of Beecher in her roll as “doctor’s wife.” She continued to maintain her home here up until the time of her death, spending her time here when health permitted and with her daughter, Olive, at Chicago. Mrs. Miley lived in Beecher about 54 years.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, at 2:30 o’clock at the Hack Chapel with burial in the Beecher Mausoleum. Rev. E. H. Plassmand of Peotone officiated.

Surviving are three daughters, Miss Alice Miley of Los Angeles, California; Miss Olive Miley of Chicago; and Mrs. A.A. Anderson, Jr., of Boise, Idaho; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and two children in infancy.


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

Husband: Dr. Michael M. Miley
Twin Daughter & Son: Mary E. & Milton C. Miley
Daughter: Alice A. Miley
Daughter: Olive M. Miley


Help Please

Can you help us locate any of Dr. Miley’s and Anna’s living descendants? We know their daughter Bernice, Mrs. Albert Allen Anderson of Boise, Idaho, had four children. One of her children, Kathleen K. Anderson, was born May 24, 1939 and died July 3, 2007.  Albert, Bernice and Kathleen are all buried at Morris Hill Cemetery in Boise, Idaho. Three more Anderson children were born after 1940, but we can’t identify or locate them. We would love to share their grandparents’ information if we can find them.

JOHN H. GURITZ

JOHN H. GURITZ

Age: 76 years, 2 months, 16 days

JOHN H. GURITZ

DOB: June 20, 1876
Washington Township, IL, USA

DOD: September 5, 1952
Allegan, Michigan, USA
at home

Son of William and Engle Marie Sophie (nee Schaper) Guritz

Brother to eight siblings: Mary (Fred Foy), Sophie (Frank Rudolph), Louisa, Emma (Henry F. Haseman), Louis (Emma Wehrmann), Bertha (William Wilkening), George (Ella D. Lindermann) and Henry Guritz

Half brother to: Charles, William (Catherine Ziegler), Heinrich (Auguste Voshage), Friedericka (Fred Wehrmann Sr), August (Dorothea Ohlemkamp), Amelia (Peter H. Lorenzon), Christian (Emma T. Voshage), Caroline (Ernest Bermeier) and Peter Guritz.

Husband of Martha Maria Charlotte (Tatge), married Feb. 2, 1902, Northfield, IL USA
Martha died May 13, 1925

Father of “Harry” Harvey W. Guritz

John took in (an official marriage is not confirmed): Ella D. Lindemann Guritz and her children sometime after the death of her husband George Guritz, John’s younger brother who died September 18, 1926.

Adoptive father to his brother’s (George H. Guritz’s) children: Arthur (Alice R. Farster), Melvin ( Viola H.Christiansen), Anna (Earl Flick), Earl, Della (James B Dillenbeck) & George A (Jennie unknown) Guritz


JOHN GURITZ DIES AT HOME IN ALLEGAN

John Guritz Dies at HomeFuneral services for John Henry Guritz were held from the Gorden Funeral Residence on Monday evening after he died suddenly at his home on route 4, Allegan, Friday.

Tuesday morning the body was taken to Beecher, Ill., where services were held with interment at the St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery.

He is survived by one son, Harvey, of route 4, Allegan; 4 grandchildren; 3 sisters: Mrs. Mary Foy, of Ft. Ripley, Minn.; Mrs. Bertha Wilkening, of Beecher, Ill.; and Mrs. Sophia Rudolph of Hammond, Ind., and several nieces and nephews. He was born in Illinois 76 years ago.

(Editor’s note: John was not buried at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery as the article indicates, rather, he was interred in the Beecher Mausoleum)


FORMER RESIDENT BURIED IN MAUSOLEUM

John Guritz Former Resident BuriedJohn Guritz, a former resident of this community, passed away in Allegan, Michigan Friday morning, Sept. 5th. He was born and raised in this community and operated a farm east of Beecher for a number of years. He was born June 20, 1876, attaining the age of 76 years at the time of his passing.
One son, Harvey, of Allegan and four grandchildren survive. Other survivors are three sisters: Mrs. Mary Foy of Minnesota, Mrs. Sophia Rudolph of Crown Point and Mrs. Bertha Wilkening of Beecher.
Funeral services were held at Allegan, Michigan Monday evening. Committal services were held at the Beecher Mausoleum, Tuesday afternoon, at 2:00 o’clock. Rev. Edwin Otte, pastor of St. Luke’s Church, officiated.


HOLD RITES HERE

John Guritz Hold Rites HereCommittal services were held at the Beecher Mausoleum recently for John Guritz of Allegan Mich., a former Beecher resident who died in Allegan on September 5. He was born June 20, 1876 east of Beecher on a farm. He lived near the Beecher-Indiana state line for many years before moving to Michigan. He is survived by one son Harvey of Allegan, four grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Foy of Minnesota, Mrs. Sophie Rudolph of Crown Point, Ind., and Mrs. Bertha Wilkening of Beecher.


Editor’s notes:

Immediately after marriage, John, Martha and their young son Harvey moved to Jackson, Minnesota and took up farming there. By 1912, they moved back to the Beecher area, Hanover, Lake County, Indiana and bought yet another farm.

In 1925, his beloved wife Martha died following an operation at St. James Hospital. The following year, 1926, his older brother George Heinrich Guritz, husband of Ella D. (nee Lindemann) and the father of six children, ages 1 year to 14 years old, died. George had been in poor health for four years. He was taken suddenly ill and after two short days he was called to answer the final summons.

By 1930,  John was living on his farm in Lake County, IN with his only son Harvey and  his brother George’s widow, Ella, and her six children: Arthur, Melvin, Anna, Earl, Della and George.

By 1940, John, Harvey, Ella and the six children had moved to Lawrence, Van Buren, Michigan. In the 1940 census, John & Ella are listed as husband and wife.

John died September 5, 1952 in Allegan, Michigan and he was brought home to be laid to rest next to Martha in the Beecher Mausoleum.


John’s family members also resting in the mausoleum are:
First Wife: Martha (Tatge) Guritz
Half Brother and sister-in-law: August Guritz & Dora (Ohlenkamp) Guritz

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

 

 

FRED BERNARD ROHE

Fred Bernard Rohe

Age: 77 years, 7 months, 19 days

FRED BERNARD ROHE
aka FRITZ B. ROHE

DOB: August 20, 1874
Crete, Will County, IL, USA

DOD: April 8, 1952
St. Francis Hospital, Blue Island, Cook County, IL, USA

Fred B. Rohe 1913

 

Son of Henry and Maria (nee Hinze) Rohe
Brother to: Herman (Mary S. Behrens), William (Elizabeth K. Beckman),  Karl Charles J. (Sophia Saller), Maria (Clarence H. Hannaca) Rohe

Husband of Sophie Steege, married July 2, 1898.
Father to: Otto F. (Lorine Behrens), Estella (Walter F. Sheetz & Paul J. Monahan) Rohe

Husband of Johanna Jaeger, married after 1930.

 


March 7, 1913 – Beecher Herald

WHY ROHE IS A CANDIDATE

Gives Good Reasons for Aspiring for Legislative Honors

Every Voter Should Turn Out Next Tuesday and Help Elect Him

Why Rohe is a CandidateIn last week’s issue of the Joliet News, the Crete correspondent to that paper gave Mr. Rohe’s reasons for becoming a candidate for the legislature to succeed the late J.H. Alexander, and for which a special election will be held next Tuesday, March 11. Following is the clipping verbatim:

“Crete, Feb. 26. The candidacy of F.H. Rohe for the legislature to fill the vacancy caused by the death of J.H. Alexander, is the first in twenty years from the eastern part of Will County. This part has not been represented since Fred Wilke of Washington was elected. This is one of the reasons why Mr. Rohe, the candidate on the republican ticket, concluded to make the race. Mr. Rohe, however, has other reasons which he gave to the correspondent of the News in an interview last Monday, and which should receive consideration.”

“The county east of Joliet, he says, has more than double the number of townships than the entire county of DuPage, which is represented by Mr. Miller. By electing him to represent the east and McCabe of Lockport the west of the county, the district will be divided as it should be.”

“Referring to his record as a member of the county board, Mr. Rohe claims credit for having been a member of the special committee appointed for the purpose of forcing the Sanitary drainage district to pay its taxes as assessed against it, which means the payment of $8,000 to the town of Lockport, and establishes a precedent that the Sanitary district will have to pay such taxes in the future.”

“Rohe says he is and always was in Help Please…..

(Editor’s note: We seem to have lost the rest of the article. If anyone is reading the 1913 Beecher Herald, maybe you can help us finish this piece.)

 


April 11, 1952 – Chicago Heights Star

FRED ROHE, FORMER VILLAGE PRESIDENT OF CRETE, IS DEAD

Fred Rohe death noticeFred B. Rohe, of 1561 Main Street, Crete, former president of the Crete Village Board and former Crete Township Supervisor, died Tuesday at St. Francis Hospital, Blue Island, after a long illness. He attained the age of 77 years.

Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Crete. The Rev. A.T. Kretzmann officiated, and burial was at the Beecher Mausoleum.

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

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

 

 

 

A lifelong resident of the Village, Mr. Rohe was born April 20, 1874. He served four terms as village president and was township supervisor for 12 years. He operated a real estate and insurance business in the village for 45 years.Surviving- are his wife Johanna; one son, Otto of Blue Island; one daughter, Mrs. Estelle Sheetz of Detroit; one sister, Mrs. Maria Hannaca of Warren, Ohio; and two grandchildren, Mrs. Marilyn York of Crete and Carl Rohe of Blue Island.

Three brothers, Herman, William ad Charles preceded him in death.


April 17, 1952 – Beecher Herald

FRED ROHE, FORMER CRETE OFFICIAL BURIED HERE

Fred Rohe, buried hereFuneral rites were held, last Thursday afternoon, at Crete Trinity Lutheran Church for Fred Rohe, former mayor of Crete. Burial was in the Mausoleum here.

Mr. Rohe passed away, last Tuesday, at St. Francis Hospital, Blue Island, following a lingering illness. He attained the age of 77 years.

The deceased, a native of Crete, served as mayor there for sixteen years and was a member of the Board of Supervisors for many years. He was engaged in the real estate and insurance business.

He is survived by his widow, Johanna; a daughter, Mrs. Stella Sheetz of Detroit; a son, Otto of Blue Island; and a sister, Marie Hannaca of Warren, Ohio.


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

1st Wife: Sophie (Steege) Rohe
2nd Wife: Johanna (Jaeger) 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.