WILLIAM R. HILDEMAN

WILLIAM R. HILDEMAN

DOB: APRIL 18,1908
Chicago Heights, IL USA

 

DOD:  AUGUST 3, 1986, St. James Hospital Medical Center, Chicago Heights, IL USA

Son of William F. and Jane (Dennison) Hildeman

 

Brother to: Edward Thomas and Gene Frederick Hildeman

 

 

 

 


Ferne with her father on her wedding day.resizedFerne & Robert Hildeman Wedding DayHusband of Ferne (Bahlman) Hildeman,
married June 18, 1938, First Presbyterian Church, Chicago Heights, IL USA

Father to: Robert E. (Linda Lyon) and  Mary (Louis Bryant) Hildeman

Grandfather to: Dana Hildeman

 


Memorial rites for Hildeman set tomorrow

A World War II veteran, William R. Hildeman of Scottsdale, Arizona, died Sunday at St. James Hospital Medical Center.

SeaBees

 

1943 Through  1945 US Navy – Seabees – Lt. Commander

 

 

The Rev. Gordon Reif, pastor will conduct 1:30 p.m. memorial services tomorrow at First Presbyterian Church in Chicago Heights. Burial will be in the Beecher Mausoleum.

Mr. Hildeman was born April 18, 1906 in Chicago Heights and lived in the south suburbs until 1981. He was graduated in 1925 from Bloom High School and in 1930 from the University of Illinois, Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. ADVERTISEMENT

He was former owner of Hildeman Plumbing and Heating Company, Chicago Heights, which he took over after his father, William F. Hildeman, passed away.

 

 

He was a 32nd degree Mason and member of the Medina Temple.

 

He is survived by his wife, Ferne; one daughter, Mary Bryant of Poughkeepsie, NY, one son, Robert E. Hildeman of Boise, Idaho; one brother, Gene of Chicago Heights and one granddaughter.

 

 

 

 

 


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

Wife: Ferne (Bahlman) Hildeman
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: Lora (Bahlman) Hinze & Arthur A. Hinze
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

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,

DONALD W. BAHLMAN

Donald W. Bahlman

Age: 55 years, 8 months, 27 days

DONALD WILLIAM BAHLMAN

DOB: March 24, 1906
Beecher, Will County, IL,  USA

DOD: December 21, 1961
Virginia Beach, VA,  USA

 

Bahlmann Family Coat of Arms

Son of Henry F. and Emma (Wehmhoefer) Bahlman

Husband of Martha Jo Mitchell Bahlman, married March 17, 1945 in Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg, VA.

Father to:
Carol L. Bahlman (John Evans), Donna R. Bahlman (Dr. Joseph Killen), Donald W. Bahlman, Jr.

UOI-Urbana Theta XI - Donald WGraduated from the  University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign. A member of THETA XI Fraternity.

Worked as a Junior Accountant at a Chevrolet assembly plant in St. Louis, Missouri after graduating from the University of Illinois in 1930.

Automobile salesman of Oldsmobiles and Cadillacs while waiting to be commissioned in the Navy at the start of WWII.

 


 

Served in World War II as Inspector at the U.S. Norfolk Naval Ship Yard – Retired Lieutenant Commander

 


 VIRGINIAN PILOT / LEDGER STAR

DECEMBER 22, 1961

OBITUARY

VIRGINIA BEACH – Donald William Bahlman, 55, husband of Martha Jo Mitchell Bahlman of 200 75th Street, died in a Virginia Beach hospital Thursday at 11:50 a.m. after a long illness. A native of Beecher, Illinois, he was a son of the late Henry F. Bahlman and Mrs. Emma Wehmhoefer Bahlman. He lived in Virginia Beach seven years. He was a sales engineer with American District Telegraph Corp.

Besides his widow, surviving are two daughters, Miss Carol Lynne Bahlman and Miss Donna Reid Bahlman of Virginia Beach: two sisters, Mrs. Lora Hinze and Mrs. Ferne Hildeman of Chicago Heights; and a brother, Dr. H.W. Bahlman of Chicago Heights.

The body was sent from Maestas Funeral Home to Hack Funeral Home, Beecher, where a private funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 4 p.m. Entombment will be in the Beecher Mausoleum. The family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

(Editor’s note: Mr. and Mrs. Bahlman were expecting their third child. Donald W. Bahlman Jr. was born four months after his father’s death)

Donald’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
Brother & Sister-in-law: Henry W. Bahlman & Marguerite Toleson Bahlman
Sister: Carolyn M. Bahlman
Sister & Brother-in-law: Ferne Bahlman Hildeman & William R. Hildeman
Aunt: Lena Bahlman
Uncle & Aunt: John H.Bahlmann & Anna L. Wehrmann Bahlmann
Uncle: William F. Bahlmann
Uncle & Aunt: Charles H. Bahlman & Minnie M. Schweer Bahlman
Cousins: Dorothy Bahlman Saller & Herbert C. Saller
Cousins: Charlene M. Saller Graham & Arthur Graham
Cousin: Baby Son Saller
Cousin: Nancy Graham Fenske

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

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,

 

RAYMOND J. BIELFELDT

Age: 21 years, 11 months

RAYMOND JOHN BIELFELDT

DOB: July 24, 1899
Chicago, Cook County, IL, USA

DOD: June 24, 1921
Beecher, Will County, IL, USA

 

Son of William and Minnie (nee Baumgartner) Bielfeldt

Brother to: Irving J. (Eleanor Brown), William H. Jr. (Angie Ignelzi) Bielfeldt


RAYMOND BIELFELDT SUMMONED BY DEATH

Beecher Herald – June 30, 1921

Raymond John Bielfeldt, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bielfeldt, passed away Friday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock, aged 21 years and 11 months, of tuberculosis.

Deceased was born July 24, 1899 in Chicago. When five years old, he moved with his parents to Beecher. Here he attended public school and grew to manhood.

On December 6, 1917, he enlisted in the navy and served his country during the time of this country’s participation in the World War, and was honorably discharged Sept. 17, 1919, being in the service 21 months. For nine months he was in France and the balance of the time was divided between Washington D.C. and Cuba. While in the service, he contracted tuberculosis, and following his discharge he went to Ottowa to undergo treatment for his ailment at the sanitarium. After four months’ stay there with apparently no benefit, he went to Denver, Colorado, where he spent six months, and from there he went to Ft. Collins, Colorado, and took six months treatment there. Last January, he came back to Beecher, since then his health declined until relieved by the angel of death as above stated.

Besides his parents, Raymond is survived by two brothers, Irving and William, several other relatives and a large circle of friends.

The funeral was held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon from the house to St. Luke’s Church, Rev. G. Horst officiating. Interment was in the Beecher Mausoleum.

Navy%20Logo


 

 BEECHER HERALD – DECEMBER 27, 1917

INTERESTING NAVY LETTER

Raymond Bielfeldt Writes of His Entrance Into the Navy

__________________

Says He Is Not Sorry He Enlisted and Invites Others to Follow Suit

_________________

Bielfeldt, Raymond J - Interesting Navy Letter 12-27-1917Below is a very interesting letter from Raymond Bielfeldt, who is now stationed at Camp Perry, Great Lakes Training Station:

Camp Perry Co. H, 5th Regiment, Great Lakes, ILL Dec, 24, 1917

Mr. D.J. Stevens,

Dear Sir: – No doubt you have been thinking about me, wondering how I was getting along and why I didn’t write. Well, I really haven’t had much time to write anything interesting, for I have been on the go most every day since our arrival here.

To begin with, we left Chicago at 1:30 and arrived at the main gate of the Great Lakes Navy Training Station at 3:00, where we were searched for such small articles as cigarettes, liquors and fire arms. I, of course found O.K. with 13 Chicago boys, was stationed at Camp Decatur. That night we were given two large woolen blankets, mattress and cover, and slept on the floor or “deck” of our barracks.

The next day we were given our hammocks and were taught how to string them and arrange our bedding. The hammocks are six feet in the air and have to be mounted with a hop, skip and a jump. (It’s great to see the boys all out when they are dreaming of their sweethearts.)

We “turn in” at 9:00, when all must be quiet, and arise at 5:00, when we must take a “cold shower.” At 5:30 we are ready to “fall in” for a one hour exercise before mess at 7:00.

It’s great the way they feed so many men. There are ten mess attendants to one hall of 150 men and there are two halls of 26 rooms each.

Our next call is at 12:00 and supper at 5:00, so you see we are regular with the “chow”.

After five days at Decatur, we were given our uniforms consisting of two suits of blues, (one dress and one undress), two suits of whites, two suits heavy underwear, two mediums and four R.V.D’s, 12 handkerchiefs, two white hats, one sea going or flat hat, one watch cap, one jersey, two pants, shoes, one pair leggings, one pair woolen gloves, thread, needle, soap and scrub brush- pretty well fixed.

We were then moved to Camp Perry, where I am now stationed, and were we are taught most everything that deals with seaman – drilling, signals, radio, rigging hoisting, etc.

I do not regret that I have joined the seamanship of the U.S. Navy, and may God help me. Tell all the boys to follow – it is a man maker.

That’s about all for this time. Christmas is coming and we expect “good chaw” for that day.

Best regards to all and I wish you and all a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Would like to hear from all my friends.

A.S. Raymond J. Bielfeldt, Camp Perry, Co. H. 5th Reg. Great Lakes, ILL.

 HOME FROM THE SERVICE

Beecher Herald – December 26, 1918

 Many of the Boys Arrived to Spend Christmas at Home

Two of Them From France, Others From Camps on This Side

Bielfeldt, Raymond J.- Home From The ServiceSeveral Beecher families has a two-fold cause for rejoicing this year aside from the usual festivities – that of knowing the war is over and having their boys safe at home to help observe this great feast day – while others have the assurance of the early return of their sons.

Among those who were home for Christmas are; Morris Van Voorhis, marines, France, 30 day furlough: Raymond Bielfeldt, navy, France, furlough; Herman Hinze, navy, Virginia, furlough; Amos H. Monk, army, Camp Upton, N.Y., discharged; Ernest Going, navy, Great Lakes, discharged; Private Fricke, southern camp, discharged.

Others are expected home soon. Harry Wiechen has landed safely from France and is expected home at any time, while many others are expected to arrive home in the near future.


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

Mother & Father: William Bielfeldt & Minnie D. (Baumgartner) Bielfeldt
Aunt & Uncle: Minnie (Bielfeldt) Thielman & Henry F. Thielman
Cousins: Walter L. Thielman & Paula M. (Kuhlmann) Thielman
2nd Cousin: Loren Walter Thielman
2nd Cousin, Les Thielman’s wife: Dollie Joanne (Johnson) Thielman
Aunt & Uncle: Anna (Bielfeldt) Hack & Henry “Pat” Hack
Great Aunt: Mary (Bielfeldt) Hack
2nd Cousin & Wife: Edmund C. Hack & Margareta (Schwarz) Hack