ARTHUR A. HINZE

Arthur A Hinze

Age: 64 years, 3 months, 25 days

ARTHUR AUGUST HINZE

DOB: October 28, 1895
Beecher, IL USA

DOD: February 22, 1960
Hines VA Hospital, Hines, IL USA

 

Son of Heinrich and Dorothea (Ostermeyer) Hinze

Brother to: Emil C., Paul H. (Ellia Willie), Martin J. and Ida E. (Henry C. Willie) Hinze

Half Brother to: Adolph, Gustave A. (Pearl Leroy Beland Robinson), Mary, Albert A. (Mollie Lentz & Mary E. Jessen), Anna, Henry and John Otto Hinze

Step Brother to: Clara L. (Leroy G. Combs), Edwin H. Stade

Husband of Lora (Bahlman) Hinze, married October 31, 1924

Father of: Lowell A. (Julia “Julie” Terry) Hinze

Grandfather to three grandsons: Mark W., Jeffrey A., Daniel T. Hinze, but he only got to meet one of them.


Arthur served in WW1, US Army, Sargent, Served in France and Germany

Arthur Hinze WW2 .1


November 13, 1924 – Beecher Herald – Matrimonial

Bahlman-Hinze MatrimonialMiss Laura (Correction: Lora) Bahlman of Beecher and Arthur A. Hinze were quietly married, Friday evening Oct. 31, 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. Zouri Drawn Metals Co

 

 

 

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 Mrs. Dora Stade.

 


February 28, 1960 – Chicago Heights Star – Obituary

 ARTHUR A. HINZE

Arthur Hinze obitFuneral services were held at the West End chapel in Chicago Heights, IL. The service was conducted by Rev. John R. Wyngarden, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Arthur died in the Hines Veterans Administration Hospital after a lingering illness.

Mr. Hinze, who was born October 8, 1895 in Beecher, had been a lifelong resident of this area. A landscaper, he was a member of the Chicago Heights lodge 851 A.F. & A.M., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2825, and American Legion Post 131.

Survivors included his wife, Lora, a son Lowell of San Diego, California, two sisters, Mrs. Ida Willie of Chicago Heights and Mrs. Clara Combs of California: three brothers, Paul of Davenport, Iowa, Albert of Beecher and Edwin of Kansas, and one grandchild.


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

Wife: Lora (Bahlman) Hinze
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: Ferne (Bahlman) Hildeman & William R. Hildeman
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
Wife of Half Brother:(Albert A. Hinze): Mary E. 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, 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,

 

WILLIAM PAUL GERHARDT

William Paul Gerhardt

Age: 57 years, 6 months, 1 day

WILLIAM PAUL GERHARDT

DOB: Jan. 17, 1897
Carbon Cliff, IL USA

DOD: July 18, 1954
At home, Beecher, IL USA

 

 

Moline High School 1915 Paul Gerhardt. I'm not sure if this really is William Paul Gerhardt or not

Moline High School 1915 Paul Gerhardt. We’re not sure if this really is William Paul Gerhardt or not

Son of William F. and Nellie (nee Nelson) Gerhardt

Brother to: Margaret and Gertrude (Edward Erickson) Gerhardt

Attended Augustana College & University of Illinois

Worked at R & V Wagner Ordinance Co, E. Moline, IL June 1918

Husband of Mary Stella Coffman, married August 18, 1918 in Chicago, IL

Served in WW1 Naval Reserves, June 19, 1918 through Sept 15, 1919

Born January 17, 1897, in Carbon Cliff, Illinois, Mr. Gerhardt had been a resident of Beecher for 20 years and was superintendent of Beecher Schools for 16 years. From 1951-1954, he taught social science and acted as guidance director for the schools.

He was a member of Chicago Heights American Legion Post 131, secretary of Beecher Lodge 1087; president of the Beecher Community Church board; a Bible class instructor; a member of the Royal Neighbors of America; a member of Kappa Delta Phi and Phi Delta Kappa, and a member of the National Education Association and Illinois Education Association. He was a graduate of Augustana College and had received his master’s degree from the University of Illinois.


August 18, 1949   – Beecher Herald

“PAUL GERHARDT WRITES FROM WISCONSIN RESORT”

8-18-1949 Gerhardt - Wisc ResortAnnounces That Schools Will Open Here On The Day After Labor Day

Paul Gerhardt, our genial Supt. of Schools, who is vacationing in Wisconsin, has the following to say in a letter dated Aug. 10 at Summitt Lake, Wisc.:
School will start the day after Labor Day – perhaps Labor Day will be a school holiday this year. The State Legislature passed the bill, but as yet, the Governor has not signed it. Perhaps he soon will.
An announcement will be made later as to the time, perhaps two days during the week before Labor Day, when parents may procure the books and supplies rented to the pupils for next year. These may be procured at the school at that time. All rentals will be CASH, as credit will involve too much confusion and bookkeeping. Rental fees will be published before that date.
Have you seen the newly remodeled grade school rooms and home economics department? After they are cleaned up, come in and see what can be done to an old room with a reasonable amount of work and expense. Compare the sound effects and lighting with those in the new addition and see the difference. We sincerely hope you will inspect the building before school begins, also the new desks.

 the article continues:     HIGHWAYS

8-18-1949 Gerhardt - HighwaysSince we are becoming road or highway conscious in Illinois, as well as education conscious, I want to comment on the excellent condition of the highways all over Wisconsin. There has been extensive improvements over a year ago, and the detours all over concrete or black top only indicate the fact that Wisconsin is doing a lot of road work. Even her off-roads are far better that our trunk lines. How can a poor state, relatively speaking, like Wisconsin be so progressive as far as all its highways, county as well as state, are concerned, and the richest state, with due apologies to California, be so hesitant to improving its highways much less building new ones? Perhaps we should not even mention our county roads at all. A year ago, in driving 600 miles of Wisconsin’s main highways and county roads, the writer hit only a few miles of bad roads, and it was awful. However, it was a stretch of highway passing a federal explosive storage area and the Federal Government had control of the upkeep of that strip of road.
Another sister state that is doing a great deal towards road building and road repairs (black-topping) is our neighbor state of Indiana – another state not especially known for its wealth. But somehow it is finding money with which to build and repair highways. IF there is some secret that these states and especially Wisconsin have perhaps they would share that secret with Illinois. Perhaps it would help in our extensive planning for a state highway system at this time. Certainly it would do no harm for us in Illinois to make a study of the methods used in financing both state and county road construction in some of our sister states.


January 1, 1953  – Beecher Herald

   “GERHARDT TO TEACH FIRST AID COURSE”

1-1-1953 Gerhardt

A standard Course in First Aid to be taught by Paul Gerhardt, is now being organized under the sponsorship of the public schools. This class, which is open to all adults in this and the surrounding area, will be offered if enough people are interested.
This training is especially important now because of the program of civilian defense underway.
Study materials for the eight evening meetings at the Beecher Public School will include the Red Cross First Aid textbook, the Civilian Defense Supplement, and the bulletin on the new method of administering first aid.
The first meeting will be held Jan. 19, at 7:30 p.m., at which another more suitable evening may be chosen.
Those interested should notify the school by calling 3671 or 2781. Because the course has not been given here for several years, most of the Red Cross First Aid cards are no longer effective. These cards are effective for three years.


July 20, 1954 – Chicago Heights Star

“BEECHER EDUCATOR, PAUL GERHARDT, DIES AT AGE 57”

Paul Gerhardt obit-the starFuneral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. today for Paul Gerhardt, 57 an instructor and guidance director for Beecher Schools, who died Sunday morning at his home on Prairie Avenue in Beecher after a long illness.

The rites will be conducted in the Hack Chapel, with Dr. John Williamson officiating. Burial will be in the Beecher Mausoleum, with Beecher Lodge 1087 conducting the graveside rites.

Born January 17, 1897, in Carbon Cliff, Ill., Mr. Gerhardt had been a resident of Beecher for 20 years and was superintendent of Beecher schools for 16 years. For the past four years he taught social science and acted as guidance director for the schools.

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Old Main Building Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

He was a member of Chicago Heights American Legion Post 131; secretary of Beecher Lodge 1087; president of the Beecher Community church board; a bible class instructor; a member of the Royal Neighbors of America; a member of Kappa Delta Phi and Phi Delta Kappa, and a member of the National Education Association. He was a graduate of Augustana college and had received a master’s degree from the University of Illinois. kappa-delta-phi-educational-foundation-edward-f-we-66

Mer. Gerhardt is survived by his wife, Mary; one sister, Mrs. Edward Erickson of Carbon Cliff, and five nephews and seven nieces.


July 22, 1954 – Beecher Herald

“FUNERAL SERVICES HELD HERE TUESDAY FOR WM. PAUL GERHARDT”

7-22-1954 Gerhardt

The many friends, both young and old, deeply mourn the passing of Paul Gerhardt, 57, at his home on Prairie Avenue, early Sunday morning, following several months’ illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. today for Paul Gerhardt, 57 an instructor and guidance director of Beecher Schools, who died Sunday morning at his home on Prairie Avenue in Beecher after a long illness.
The rites will be conducted in the Hack Chapel, with Dr. John Williamson officiating. Burial will be in the Beecher Mausoleum, with Beecher Lodge 1087 conducting the graveside rites.
Born January 17, 1897, in Carbon Cliff, IL, Mr. Gerhardt had been a resident of Beecher for 20 years and was superintendent of Beecher schools for 16 years. For the past four years he taught social science and acted as guidance director for the schools.
He was a member of Chicago Heights American Legion Post 131; AmerLegioncolorEmblemsecretary of Beecher Lodge 1087; president of the Beecher Community church board; a bible class instructor; a member of the Royal Neighbors of America; a member of Kappa Delta Phi and Phi Delta Kappa; and a member of the National Education Association and Illinois Education Association. He was a graduate of Augustana College and had received a master’s degree from the University of Illinois.
Mr. Gerhardt is survived by his wire, Mary: one sister, Mrs. Edward Erickson of Carbon Cliff , and five nephews and seven nieces.


July 29, 1954  – Beecher Herald

‘SCHOOL ORGANIZATIONS PLAN GERHARDT MEMORIAL”

7-29-1954 Gerhardt

A group of representatives of the Alumni, P.T.A. and faculty met in the Beecher High School on Monday, July 26th. Members present included Mrs. Shirley Wille, chairman; Miss Garneta Ehlers, treasurer; Mrs. Charlene Graham, Mrs. Kiedaisch, Norman Holdt and Alfred Pirtle.
Plans were discussed regarding the promotion of a memorial fund for Mr. Paul Gerhardt, who was a teacher and superintendent in the Beecher schools for twenty years. The general consensus of opinion would indicate that something useful and permanent should be donated to the school from the fund.
Donations for this fund should be given or sent to Miss Ehlers at the Farmers State Bank. Plans for another meeting of this committee has been set for 8 o’clock August 20th, at the high school. Anyone interested in attending this meeting, please feel free to come.


November 25, 1954  – Beecher Herald

 “PAUL GERHARDT MEMORIAL PRESENTED AT PTA MEETING”

11-25-1954 Gerhardt

At last Tuesday night’s P.T.A. meeting, the members and guests were permitted to watch a regular school board meeting. The able president of the board, Carl Peterson presided, with Wilmer Selk acting as secretary Pro-Tem, due to the absence of the board secretary, Arnold Brands. Printed sheets of the business to be considered were given to the PTAers so they could have a clear understanding of the board procedure.
One point was discussion of the necessity of increasing the education tax rate. Right now, Beecher’s pay for new teachers is on the average about $300 less than communities like Beecher, which means the difficulty in getting more teachers will be increasingly more acute in the future. This year the sate funds for education aid will be about 10 percent less which means a loss of several thousand dollars to this area. Another item pointed out in the discussion is the fact that the tax rate for education is the same as it was when the unit system was organized although the expenses have risen yearly.
Board members present were Pres. Peterson, Wilmer Selk, John Weber and Ray Wassman. The treasurer, Henry Ohlendorf and Superintendent French were also present.
Rev. H. Wunderlich gave a prayer of Thanksgiving at the beginning of the PTA meeting. Mrs. James Franks presided in the absence of Mrs. Zehr.
The Paul Gerhardt memorials were presented to the school by Mrs. Willard Wille, chairman of the Gerhardt memorial fund for the school and were accepted by the Sr. class president, Walter Schultz. A fitting tribute was paid to the late Paul Gerhardt by coach Welton Stedt, who spoke as a student, a subordinate, a co-worker and as a friend.
The high school chorus under the direction of Miss Torri, sang a Thanksgiving Medley that was well received.
Refreshments were served by the members of the Freshman and Sophmore classes.

The symbol on William’s headstone indicates he was a member of the freemasons.

 

William Paul Gerhardt’s family members also resting in the mausoleum are:
Wife: Mary Stella (Coffman) Gerhardt West

Help Please

Does anyone have a photo of William Gerhardt or Marry Stella (Coffman) Gerhardt West ?

 

 

 

ASA JAMES DUNLAP

Asa James Dunlap

Age: 60 years, 5 months, 28 days

ASA JAMES DUNLAP

DOB: April 6, 1891
Ashburn, IL, USA

DOD: October 4, 1951
Hammond, IN, USA

Son of John and Elmira (nee Hagens) Dunlap

Brother to: John H. (Netty Williamson), Harriett/Hattie, Elmira “Ella”, Roy Uriah (Eunice L. Cox), Mary (William F. Sutherland), Emma (Harry Scoonover), Ada M. (William C. Sunter), Samuel Jay, William, Julia (Frank J. Garrett), Dunlap

Husband of Rose W. (nee Hack) Dunlap, married July 12, 1919

Father to: Rose E. (Carl F. Morganthaler) Dunlap


MATRIMONIAL 

Beecher Herald July 17, 1919

HACK-DUNLAP

Matrimonial Hack-DunlapAbout forty relatives and friends witnessed a very pretty home wedding, Saturday afternoon, at the residence of Mr. C.J. Hack, 1132 Emerald Ave, Chicago Heights, when at 5 o’clock, his daughter, Miss Rose, was united in holy wedlock with Asa Dunlap, Rev. H. Parkinson of the St. Ambrose Episcopal Church officiating.

The groom’s sister, Miss Ella Dunlap, and Henry Haltenhof of Chicago, a cousin of the bride, were the attendants.

The bride was clad in a beautiful gown of white georgette and crepe de chine and wore a bridal veil. She carried a shower bouquet of white roses, while Miss Dunlap carried pink roses.

A lap luncheon was served to the relatives and friends, after which Mr. and Mrs. Dunlap departed on the 8:26 train for Muskegon, Michigan, where they will spend a week. The traveling suit of the bride was of navy, with which she wore a becoming hat of black.

The bride is the only daughter of C. J. Hack and is well and favorably known in Beecher, having lived here with her parents until a few years ago. She is a charming young lady and has many personal traits. The groom is a thriving young man, with a genial and pleasing disposition. He has a host of friends in Chicago Heights, with whom the Beecher friends join in wishing him and his bride all the joys of wedded life.

Mr. and Mrs. Dunlap will make their home with the bride’s father at Chicago Heights.


Rites Monday for Asa J. Dunlap, 60

Chicago Star Publication Oct. 5, 1951

Rites Monday for Asa J. Dunlap, 60Asa J. Dunlap, 60, of 18307 Oakwoods Avenue, Lansing, former Chicago Heights resident and theatre manager, died yesterday morning at St. Margaret’s Hospital, Hammond.
Funeral services are set for two p.m. Monday at the chapel at 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, where his body will lie in state from tomorrow noon. Interment will be at Beecher.
Born April 6, 1891, Mr. Dunlap came to Chicago Heights with his parents when he was three years old. At one time he was manager of the old Illinois theatre, now the Rio.
He was a charter member of American Legion Post 131 and a member of the Masonic lodge at Calumet City.
Mr. Dunlap was married July 12, 1919, to the former Miss Rose Hack, who survives him.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Carl Morgenthalor of Lansing: six sisters, Miss Harriett and Miss Ella Dunlap of Chicago Heights, Mrs. William F. Sutherland and Mrs. Wiliam Sunter of Lawrence, Michigan, Mrs. Harry Scoonover of Steger and Mrs. Frank J. Garret of Midlothian: and one brother, Roy of Tucson, Arizona.


ASA DUNLAP

Hammond Times, October 5, 1951

Asa Dunlap, Hammond Times 10-5-1951Asa Dunlap, 60 of 18307 Oakwood Ave., Lansing, died yesterday in St. Margaret hospital.
Masonic services will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. in the Schroeder funeral home, 3227 Ridge Rd., Lansing, with Rev. Paul Schaeffer officiating. Burial will be in the Beecher cemetery.
He was a member of Arcadia Lodge 1138, F and A.M., Oriental Consistory and the Craft Club of the Continental Roll & Foundry Co., East Chicago. He was a past master of Arcadia lodge.
Survivors are the widow, Rose; one daughter, Mrs. Rose Morganthaler of Lansing; one brother Roy of Tucson, Arizona and six sisters, Misses Harriet and Ella Dunlap of Chicago Heights, Mrs. Emma Schoonover of Steger, Mrs. Adeline Sunter of Bangor, Michigan, Mrs. Mary Sutherland of Bangor, and Mrs. Julia Garret of Midlothian.


Editor’s Note: The Illinois Theatre was opened in 1914 and closed in 1922. It was reopened in 1937 as the Rio Theatre. According to the Film Daily Yearbook of 1945, the Rio Theatre seated 750 people. The Rio Theatre was closed in 1954 and was demolished in the early 1970’s.


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

 

 

EDWARD PANSA

EDWRAD PANSA

Age: 74 years, 3 months, 10 days

EDWARD PANSA

DOB: June 11, 1863
Zwickau, Saxony, Germany

DOD: September 21, 1937
at home, near Dyer, IN USA

Help PleaseGerman parents and family unknown, can you help identify Edward’s family heritage?

 

 

 

 

Husband of Betty (nee Ehm) Pansa, married March 12, 1892 Cook County, IL.

Pansa Family, Charles, Edward Jr., William, Anna, Betty, Ella, Edward Sr., Minnie

Charles, Edward Jr., William, Anna, Betty, Ella, Edward Sr., Minnie Pansa, circa 1917-1919

Father to: Edward W. (Hulda Tegtmeier), Charles (Esther Koenning), Minnie (Edward C. Spaulding), Anna (Hugh Henderson), William (Clara Ruder), Ella (Louis Moeller) Pansa


Edward immigrated to the United States in 1883 while still a youth, making his home on the Pansa Homestead in Crete, Illinois according to the 1910 census.


September 30, 1937 – Beecher Herald

EDWARD PANSA BURIED IN LOCAL MAUSOLEUM

Edward Pansa obit 2Final rites for Edward Pansa, 74 years old, who passed away at the Pansa homestead near Dyer, Ind., last Tuesday, were held, Friday afternoon, with services at the home and interment in the local mausoleum.

Mr. Pansa was born in Germany, June 11, 1863 and came to this country when a youth, around 1883. Besides living in this neighborhood, he also made his home in Dyer and Chicago Heights. Death came after a long illness. He leaves his widow, three sons; Edward Jr., Charles and William; three daughters, Mrs. Minnie Spaulding, Mrs. Anna Henderson and Miss Ella Pansa; and 11 grandchildren.


September 24, 1937 – Chicago Heights Star

FUNERAL THIS AFTERNOON FOR EDWARD PANSA

Edward Pansa obit 1Final rites will be held at two o’clock this afternoon at the Pansa homestead farm near Dyer for Edward Pansa, 74 years old, who died Tuesday afternoon following a lingering illness. Interment will be in the Beecher Mausoleum.

A pioneer resident of the community, Pansa had lived in Dyer, Beecher and Chicago Heights at various times, his last address being 11 East Twenty-third street. He was born in Germany on June 11, 1863.

Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Betty Pansa; three sons, Edward, Jr., Charles and William, all of this community; three daughters, Mrs. Minnie Spauling, Mrs. Anna Henderson and Miss Ella Pansa, and eleven grandchildren.


December 14, 1937 – Harrisburg Daily News  

WIFE IS SHOT BY BANDITS IN RAID AT HOME

Organized Hunt for Killers After Brutal Crime East of Crete

WOMAN MAY LIVE – Shot, Crawls on Ice for Aid

Hulda & Edward Pansa wife is shot by bandits in raid at homeEditor’s note: It was only 3 short months after Edward Sr.’s death that his family had to endure yet another death in their family. His eldest son, Edward Jr. was murdered in cold blood on his farm, when a couple of thugs came to the farm under pretense of buying a pig, then tortured and killed him. Completing the job, they shot his wife Hulda in the bedroom. Believing them both to be dead, the criminals departed the farm. Hulda was able to recover sufficiently to miraculously drag herself to the farm of William Pansa, a half mile away, in the freezing cold. She was rushed to the hospital after relating the tragedy, and the authorities were notified. By very fine work, the criminals were soon rounded up and identified at the hospital by Mrs. Pansa. The two accused criminals received just punishment, one by hanging himself in the county jail and the other by execution in the electric chair.

 

 


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

Wife: Betty (Ehm) Pansa

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

 

JOSEPH CLOIDT

JOSEPH CLOIDT

Age: 91 years, 10 months, 22 days

JOSEPH CLOIDT

DOB: April 3, 1840
Bergheim, Germany

DOD: February 25, 1932
Chicago Heights, Cook County, IL, USA

Son of Conrad John and Anna Maria (nee Busse) Cloidt

Brother to: Anna Maria (Frederick Anton Echterling) Anton (Theresia Wideking), Franz/Frank Vinzentius Cloidt

Joseph CloidtLouise (Kleine) Cloidt

 

 

Husband of Louise (nee Klein/Kleine) Cloidt, married November 29, 1865 in Germany

 

 

Father to: Louise (Joseph B. Berg), Mary Ludvica (Peter Engelland), Frederick G. (Mamie Helen Bothfuhr), Elizabeth, Theresa (Jesse Vernon Bright), Rosine, Frank J. (Carrie May Griffin & Alberta E. Miller) Cloidt

Joseph Cloidt's home in Sollitt, IL

Joseph & Louise Cloidt’s home, Sollitt, IL. Still standing today

Elizabeth and Clara Berg, Grandaughters to Joseph & Louise Cloidt at Cloidt Home in Sollitte, IL

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth & Clara Berg, granddaughters to Joseph & Louise Cloidt in the upstairs living room in the Sollitt house

 

 

Joseph Cloidt's man cave in the woods

 

Joseph’s house in the woods.

May be one of the first man caves!

 

 

 

 


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Beecher Herald March 3, 1932

JOSEPH CLOIDT DIES AT RIPE OLD AGE

Joseph Cloidt, an old resident of Sollitt and Beecher was born April 3, 1840, at Bergheim, Germany. At the age of 14, in 1854, he immigrated to this country, working for a year in the Pennsylvania coal mines for fifty cents a day. In 1857, he came west and purchased 80 acres of land in Yellowhead Township, Kankakee County.

JOSEPH CLOIDT, CIVIL WAR SOLDIER 10-21-1862ANTON CLOIDT, CIVIL WAR SOLDIER 10-21-1862

In 1861, at the age of 21, he enlisted in the Civil War, 20th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers, together with his brother. While his brother Anton, as flag-bearer, helped cement the union with his life blood. Anton is believed to be buried in Spotsylvania, Virginia.  Joseph although taking part in the bloody battles of Bull Run and Gettysburg, was spared.

At one time during the war, Joseph enjoyed the distinction of being bodyguard to Abraham Lincoln, for whom he always cherished a very high esteem.

Joseph Cloidt Civil War Discharge 10-3-1862

JOSEPH CLOIDT, LIST OF PENSIONERS 1-1-1883

Joseph’s Adjutant General Office Discharge from the Civil War. Enlisted October 20th, 1862. He was listed as Private, Company H, 20th regiment Indiana Volunteers at Indianapolis, Indiana. Transferred to Co. F 20th Regiment Reorganized, Served 3 years, Discharged for disability on April 1st 1865. Wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness. The list of Pensioners below shows w.l. hand, injury to abdomen. Monthly pension was $8.00 a month.

(Editors note: For more information on the 20the Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment check out Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20th_Indiana_Infantry_Regiment

Following the war, in 1865, he returned to Bergheim and was there married to Miss Louise Klein, who gladly accompanied him back to his farm, east of Sollitt. Here their happy union was blessed with seven children, three of whom, one in infancy, preceded him in death.
1897 grain elevatorIn 1875, he left the farm after adding 200 acres more to the place.

He then moved to Beecher and in connection with Charles Beseke entered the grain trade, in which through his integrity, honesty and fairness, he was signally blessed. In 1878 he bought out his partner and conducted the business alone until 1897, when his son Frederick succeeded him. Frederick built the first grain elevator near the railroad between Penfield and Indiana in Beecher in 1897. The elevator burned in 1909.

Joseph Cloidt 1883 map of Yellowhead townshipJoseph was the owner of 467 acres of land, of which 167 were situated a mile across the Indiana line. Upon his retirement in 1881, he then moved to his beautiful new home at Sollitt and in this quiet, peaceful hamlet, many years of happiness were his until 1915, when his faithful, loving wife and the mother of his children was called by the angel of death, and life for him lost much of the interest and joy afterwards.

Joseph’s funeral service was rendered by Rev. G Horst who spoke fittingly to a large gathering of relatives and friends. From the funeral home, the procession motored to Beecher, where the departed was laid to rest in the mausoleum. Here the service was in the hands of the American Legion, who gave him the honor due a veteran.


MAN WHO GUARDED LINCOLN DIES HERE

Chicago Heights Star February 26, 1932

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Funeral Sunday for Joseph Cloidt, Civil War Veteran

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Joseph Cloidt, a veteran of the Civil War and reputed to have been a bodyguard of Abraham Lincoln, died yesterday at the home of his son Fred G. Cloidt, 1410 Park Avenue, Chicago Heights, IL.

Death was due to a complication of diseases brought on by old age. At 93, Mr. Cloidt was one of the oldest residents of this community.

lincoln with soliders.resizedBorn in Germany, Mr. Cloidt came to this country at an early age. He enlisted with an Indiana company and was an active participant in the stirring struggles of the war between the states. To his friends and relatives here he used to tell stories about Lincoln and about his service as one of the President’s bodyguards.

After the war he settled at Sollitt, where he conducted a grain business. He was also in business in Beecher prior to three years ago, when he came to make his home here with his son.

MANY SURVIVORS

MAN WHO GUARDED LINCON DIES HERE 2-26-1932 CHIC.HGTS. STARIn addition to Fred Cloidt, the survivors in the immediate family include another son, Frank Cloidt, of Grant Park; and two daughters- Mrs. Louise Berg, of Cedar Lake, and Mrs. Mary Engelland, of Waukegan. There are nine grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.  A brother, Anthony Cloidt, was killed in the Civil War.

Final rites will be held at 1:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Spindler-Koelling undertaking rooms, with interment at the Beecher cemetery.

 

 


Joseph’s family members also resting in the mausoleum are:
Wife: Louise Cloidt
Daughter: Elizabeth Cloidt

Franz/Frank Cloidt St. Lukes Cemetery

Franz/Frank Cloidt
St. Lukes Cemetery

 

Joseph’s youngest brother Franz/Frank Cloidt, DOB: 2-20-1843 Germany, DOD: 8-31-1891 is buried in St. Lukes cemetery