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.

HELEN PETERS

Helen Peters

Age: 48 years, 1 month

HELEN PETERS
(nee WEHLING)

DOB: May 21, 1900
Sollitt, IL USA

DOD: June 21, 1948
at home, Steger, IL USA

Daughter of Henry W. and Emma (nee Piepenbrink) Wehling

Sister to: Arthur H. (Amanda Rust), twin-sister Amelia (Henry H. Rust), and Harry G. (Sylvia Wehrman) Wehling

Wife of William F. Peters, married November 29, 1919.
Mother to:  Ruben (Mona D. Owens), Verna (Erwin H. Eckhoff), Eleanore (Joseph A. Palanca), Norman W. (Donna Franke) Monroe H. and William Jr. Peters


June 25, 1948 – Chicago Heights Star

HOLD FINAL RITES FOR MRS. WILLIAM PETERS IN STEGER

Helen Peters obit 1Mrs. William Peters, 48, died at her home on 17 West 32nd Street Monday evening after suffering a stroke while attending the Immanuel Lutheran Sunday School outing in Gardner’s Grove in Crete Sunday.

This afternoon at 1:30 o’clock services will be held in the Hack Funeral Parlor in Beecher and at 2:15 o’clock in the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Steger, with the Rev. William Mehringer officiating. Interment will be in the mausoleum at Beecher.

Mrs. Peters was born in Sollitt, Illinois on May 21, 1900. Before her marriage to Mr. Peters on November 29, 1919, she was Miss Helen Wehling.

Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Verna Eckhoff and Mrs. Eleanore Palanca, and three sons, Rubin, Norman and William Jr., two brothers, Arthur Wehling of Sollitt and Harry Wehling of Chicago Heights, and a twin sister Mrs. Amelia Rust of South Chicago Heights. There are four grandchildren.


June 24, 1948 – Beecher Herald

STEGER RESIDENT TO BE BURIED HERE, FRIDAY

Helen Peters obitMrs. William Peters, 48, sister-in-law of Mrs. Fred Heldt, who resided at 17 W. 32nd St., Steger, passed away in her home, Monday, at 11:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Wm. G. Mehringer, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Steger, Friday, at 1:30 p.m., at the Hack Funeral Home and at 2:15 o’clock at the Steger church. Interment will be in the Beecher Mausoleum.

Surviving are her husband; three sons, Rueben, Norman and William, of Steger, two daughters, Mrs. Verna Eckhoff of Beecher and Mrs. Eleanore Palanca of Steger; four grandchildren; two brothers, Arthur Wehling of Sollitt and Harry Wehling of Chicago Heights; and a sister, Mrs. H. Rust of Chicago Heights.


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

Husband: William F. Peters
Father & Mother-in-law: Martin C. Peters & Friedaricka J (Barmann) Peters
Sister & Brother-in-law: Ida E. (Peters) Heldt & Fred E. Heldt
Brother & Sister-in-law: Rudolph F. Peters & Elizabeth (Eckhoff) Peters
Father & Mother-in-law of Sister-in-law (Ida Heldt) Ernest A. Heldt & Lisette F. (Stadt) Heldt
Father & Mother-in-law of brother (Arthur Wehling) Henry F. Rust & Emma (Meyer) Rust
Grandfather & Grandmother of brother’s wife; Arthur & Amanda (Rust) Wehling: Diedrich Meyer & Wilhelmina (Bock) Meyer

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, Saller, Selk, Struve, Thielman, Vagt, Von Engeln, Wegert, Wehmhoefer, Wiechen, Westphal, Wilkening,

 

EDWARD WEHMHOEFER

Edward Wehmhoefer

Age: 42 years, 9 months, 27 days

EDWARD JOHN WEHMHOEFER

DOB: January 22, 1878
Chicago, IL USA

DOD: November 18, 1920
at home, Monee, IL USA

 

Son of William and Maria (nee Seegers or Siegert) Wehmhoefer  (Maria married Hoffmann after Wehmhoefer’s death)

Brother to: Marie S. (Herman .F Claus), Henry C. (Augusta J. Wehling), William, Lydia (Leonard S. Cole), Matilda T. (William A. Westphal) and Clara (Martin W. Peters)

Husband of Charlotte Thiesfeld, married March 5, 1905 in St. Luke’s Church, Beecher, IL USA

Father of Edwin D. Wehmhoefer


November 25, 1920 – Beecher Herald

OBITUARY – ED WEHMHOEFER

Edward Wehmhoefer obitEdward John Wehmhoefer was born in Chicago, IL on Jan. 22, 1878, where  also he was presented to God in Holy Baptism. The parents, locating at Beecher when he was a child, saw that he received catechetical instruction here and was confirmed by Rev. Koch. On March 5, 1905, he was untied in holy matrimony with Miss Charlotte Thiesfeld, Rev. Bierbaum officiating. To this union one son born, who together with his mother, mourns the departure of the father and husband. After living in Beecher some time, when he affiliated with the church, they went to Steger and from there moved to a farm near Monee about seven years ago.

Mr. Wehmhoefer was ailing for approximately three years, yet in the beginning the malignant nature of his disease was not suspected. It was in the forepart of this year that his malady became much worse, causing him to take to bed the latter part of February. From then on it was a time of intense agony and suffering for him. At times he would seem to be improving, causing his relatives and many friends to hope against hope; but on Friday, Nov. 12, the disease became very aggravated, his pain and suffering so intense that his strength was soon wasted away, and he, on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 8:45 a.m., departed this life to a better land. He reached the age of 42 years, 9 months and 26 days.

He leaves behind to mourn his loss besides his grief stricken wife and son, Edwin, two brothers, Henry and William of Beecher; four sisters, Mrs. Minnie Claus and Miss Carrie Hoffman of Beecher, Mrs. Lydia Cole of Steger and Mrs. Clara Peters of Monee, also a host of other relatives and friends, who join with the Beecher Herald in extending to the bereaved their sincere sympathy.

Funeral services were held, Sunday at 12 p.m., at the house and at 1 o’clock at the St. Luke’s Church here, Rev. A B Gaebe of Monee and Rev. H. Siegfried officiated. The funeral was very largely attended and the offerings were exceptionally numerous and beautiful. The remains were laid at rest in the Beecher Mausoleum.

Hoffmann Saloon(Editor’s note: There is more to Edward’s life than is written in his obituary. We also know that Edward, at age 22, along with his older brother William, worked at the Hoffman Saloon, owned by his mother Maria Wehmhoefer Hoffman, in 1900.  The 1910 census indicated he was a bookkeeper in the Piano industry. His WW1 registration card and the 1920 census listed him as a general farmer)


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

Wife: Charlotte (Thiesfeld) Wehmhoefer
Son: Edwin D. Wehmhoefer
Mother: Maria (Seegers or Siegert) Wehmhoefer Hoffman
Brother & Sister-in-law: Henry C. Wehmhoefer & Augusta J. (Wehling) Wehmhoefer
Sister: Matilda “Minnie” (Wehmhoefer) Westphal
Niece & Nephew: Ethel E. (Wehmhoefer) Hack & Arthur J. Hack

 

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, 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, Wiechen, Wilkening.