WILLIAM F. BAHLMANN
“Friedrich Heinrich William Bahlmann”
DOB: February 9, 1869
Eagle Lake, Will County, IL, USA
DOD: February 16, 1933
Chicago, Cook County, IL, USA
Son of Hans Heinrich Christoph “Henry” and Dorothea (nee Harste) Bahlmann
Brother to: Mary (John Herman), Henry F. (Emma Wehmhoefer), Lena Bahlman, Johann H (Anna L. Wehrmann), Charles H. (Wilhelmina Sophia “Minnie” M. Schweer) Bahlman
Husband to: Ora M. Robinson Married August 9, 1908
Father to: William F. Bahlmann, Jr. who was married three times (Ruth C Keelan, Mary Jane Cummings and Semira “Sue” Abascal)
AUGUST 13, 1908
The wedding of William Bahlmann of Chicago, formerly of Eagle Lake, and Miss Ora Robinson of Chicago, occurred at 4 o’clock, Sunday afternoon, at the home of J.H. Bahlmann at Goodenow, Rev. Carl Brauer of Eagle Lake performing the ceremony. The bride was attended by Miss Lena Bahlman, and Henry Bahlmann acted in the capacity of best man.
The bride was attired in a pretty white French lawn dress and wore a bouquet of pink roses and sweet peas.
After the ceremony, the bridal party partook of a delicious wedding supper and departed on the evening train for Chicago, where they will start housekeeping and will be at home after September 1 to their friends.
FEBRUARY 23, 1933
WILLIAM F. BAHLMANN
William F. Bahlmann died at his home in Chicago, last Thursday, of heart trouble at the age of 64 years, 7 days. Mr. Bahlmann was born at Eagle Lake, Feb. 9, 1869 and spent his early life with his parents on a farm there. He later took up barbering, which trade he followed for several years at Cissna Park before removing to Chicago. About 32 years ago he entered the open Board of Trade, of which he was a broker until his death. He was married to Miss Ora M. Robinson in August, 1908. Besides the widow he leaves to mourn his untimely death, a son, William, Jr., a daughter-in-law, one brother, Henry F., and one sister, Miss Lena Bahlman, of Cissna Park. Mr. Bahlman, though not living here for a number of years, has a host of friends in Beecher who share with the sorrowing relatives the great shock of his passing. Funeral services were held at 11 o’clock, a.m., Monday, and burial was in the Beecher Mausoleum.
William’s family members also resting in the mausoleum are:
Brother & Sister-in-law: Henry F. Bahlman & Emma Wehmhoefer Bahlman
Sister: Lena Bahlman
Brother & Sister-in-law: John H. Bahlmann & Anna L Wehrmann Bahlmann
Brother & Sister-in-law: Charles H. Bahlman & Minnie Schweer Bahlman
Niece & Nephew-in-law: Lillian Bahlman Wegert & Henry H. Wegert
Niece & Nephew-in-law: Lora Bahlman Hinze & Arthur A. Hinze
Nephew & Niece-in-law: Henry W. Bahlman & Marguerite Toleson Bahlman
Niece: Carolyn M. Bahlman
Nephew: Donald W. Bahlman
Niece & Nephew-in-law: Ferne Bahlman Hildeman & William R. Hildeman
Niece & Nephew-in-law: Dorothy Bahlman Saller & Herbert C. Saller
Grand Niece & Grand Nephew-in-law: Charlene M. Saller Graham & Arthur Graham
Great Grand Niece: Nancy Graham Fenske
(Note: Some family members maintained the original spelling of Bahlmann while others omitted the last “n”)