DOB: July 28, 1874
Beecher, Will County, IL, USA
DOD: November 16, 1941
Chicago Heights, Cook County, IL, USA
Son of Simon and Augusta (nee Kraemer) Bielfeldt
Brother to: Helen, Henry J. (Lava Johnson), Minnie K. (Henry F. Thielman), John M. (Frieda M. Brueggemann), Annie (Henry Hack), Albert A. Bielfeldt, Frank C.( Levona “Reno” K. Hasney), Grover (Rosina C. Friesenhahn), Herman Bielfeldt
Husband to Minnie D. (nee Baumgartner) Bielfeldt, married Oct. 22, 1898 in Chicago
Father to: Raymond J., Irving W. (Eleanor Brown), William Henry Jr. (Angie Ignelzi) Bielfeldt.
Double Christening – May 1910
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thielman was the scene of a novel but enjoyable event last Sunday afternoon, the occasion being the christening of two babies, the infant sons of Mr. and Mrs. Thielman and Mr. and Mrs. William Bielfeldt. The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Thielman was christened Henry Bielfeldt Thielman, with the parents as sponsors, and the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Bielfeldt was christened William Henry Bielfeldt, the parents also acting as sponsors. Rev. Coggins of the Congregational Church performed the christening ceremony. Supper was served after the ceremony. The afternoon was spent in visiting, singing and music. At a late hour the guests departed. Those present were: Rev. Coggins, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hack, Mr. and Mrs. William Bielfeldt and children, Raymond and Irving, Mrs. Henry Bielfeldt and son Elmer, Mr. and Mrs. Gus. Hoff and children, Donald, Evelyn and Earl, Ruth Matson, Mrs. M.J. Tillotson of Crete, Miss Mabel Morrisey of Ellwood, and Anna Bielfeldt.
BEECHER HERALD – NOVEMBER 20, 1941
NATIVE OF BEECHER DIES AT CHICAGO HEIGHTS
Local residents were shocked at the news of the sudden death of William Bielfeldt, former Beecher business man, who passed away suddenly, Sunday at his home at 1412 Schilling Ave., Chicago Heights.
Funeral services were conducted at the Spindler-Koelling Chapel in Chicago Heights, Thursday, at 1:00 p.m. Rev. G. Horst of St. Luke’s Evangelical and Reformed Church officiated and Mr. Lembrecht rendered vocal numbers. Interment was made in Beecher Mausoleum.
Mr. Bielfeldt attained the age of 67 years, having been born in Beecher, July 28, 1874. He received his early training and development in Beecher where he resided until 1921.
In 1921 he moved his family to Chicago Heights and successfully conducted a taxicab service there for fifteen years. Recently he had been a watchman at the Armour Fertilizer Works in Chicago Heights.
The deceased leaves to mourn his sudden departure, his wife; two sons, Irving of Chicago Heights, and William Henry of Gary, Ind.; two grandchildren; four brothers, Grover of Momence, Albert of Kankakee, John of South Chicago, and Herman of Joliet; and a sister, Mrs. Minnie Thielman of Chicago.
Mr. Bielfeldt had many friends in the Beecher community, who knew him as an unusually thrifty and aggressive citizen who was a distinct asset to his community. We join in extending sympathy to the bereaved family.
Editor’s note: William’s first born son, Raymond J. Bielfeldt, served in the US Navy during World War 1 in France, Washington D.C. and Cuba. Raymond contracted tuberculosis while in the Navy, and he never recovered. You can learn more about Raymond on his page.
William’s family members also resting in the mausoleum are:
Wife: Minnie D. (Baumgartner) Bielfeldt
Son: Raymond J. Bielfeldt
Sister & Brother-in-law: Minnie K. (Bielfeldt) Thielman & Henry F. Thielman
Sister: Anna Bielfeldt Hack
Aunt & Uncle: Mary (Bielfeldt) Hack & Henry “Pat” Hack
Nephew & Niece: Walter L. Thielman & Paula M. (Kuhlmann) Thielman
Grand Nephew: Loren W. Thielman
Grand Niece: Dollie Joanne (Johnson) Thielman