RUDOLPH LOUIS PETERS
DOB: March 3, 1889
Chicago, IL USA
DOD: September 14, 1950
at home, Crete, IL USA
Son of Martin C. and Friedaricka J. (nee Barmann) Peters
Brother to: Ida E. (Fred E. Heldt), Friedericka (August Piel), Emma (Wilhelm F. Klemme) and Helena S. (Carl F Engelking) and William F. (Helen Wehling) Peters
Husband of Elizabeth Eckhoff, married circa 1916
Father to: Martin G. (Hilda Stelter) , Edgar R. (Jeannette Norman) and a third son who died in infancy
September 13, 1950 – Chicago Heights Star
RUDOLPH PETERS DIES IN CRETE
Rudolph Peters, 61, died yesterday afternoon at his home on Cass Street in Crete after a long illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:30p.m. tomorrow from the Hack Chapel, Beecher, to the Trinity Lutheran Church, Crete.
The Rev. A.T. Kretzmann will conduct the rites, and burial will be at the Beecher Mausoleum.
Mr. Peters is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; two sons, Martin of Homewood and Edgar of Peotone; four sisters, Mrs. Fred Heldt, Mrs. William Klemme and Mrs. Carl Engelking of Beecher and Mrs. August Piel of Blue Island; and one brother, William of Steger.
Mr. Peters was born March 3, 1889, at Chicago.
(Editor’s note: What Rudolph’s obituary does not mention is that he was listed as a farmer in the 1920 & 1930 census records and as Janitor for a parochial school in the 1940 census, at age 51. We believe it may have been the Trinity Lutheran Church in Crete)
September 21, 1950 – Beecher Herald
RUDOLPH PETERS OF CRETE BURIED HERE, SATURDAY
Rudolph Peters, 61, brother of Mrs. Fred Heldt, passed away at his home in Crete, last Thursday afternoon, after an extended illness.
Funeral services were conducted, Saturday, at 1:30 p.m. at the Hack Funeral Chapel and following at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Crete, Rev. A.T. Kretzmann officiating. Interment was in the Beecher cemetery.
The deceased is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; two sons, Martin of Homewood and Edgar of Peotone; four sisters, Mrs. Fred Heldt, Mrs. Wm. Klemme and Mrs. Carl Engelking of Beecher and Mrs. August Piel of Blue Island; and one brother, William, of Steger.
(Editor’s note: The obituary mentions interment was in the Beecher cemetery when in fact Rudolph was interred in the Beecher Mausoleum)
Rudolph’s family members also resting in the mausoleum are:
Wife: Elizabeth (Eckhoff) Peters
Father & Mother: 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 (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.