Age: 59 years, 7 months, 18 days


DOB: August 2, 1890
on a farm near Beecher, IL USA

DOD: March 20, 1950
Thorn Creek Forest Preserve, Thornton, IL USA

Son of Henry and Minnie (Rust) Hunte

Brother to: Herman (Malinda Fiene), Albert L. (Vera Matthias) Hunte


June 27, 1918  – Beecher Herald – MORE BOYS TO GET KAISER

Eight Farmer Boys From Washington Township Are Called

Will Entrain Today From Joliet For Camp Wheeler, Georgia

6-27-1918 More Boys to Get KaiserEight more Washington Township boys have been called to the colors and went over to Joliet, yesterday, to make up a unit of 518 Will County men from class one, which will join Uncle Sam’s great army in the fight for a worldwide democracy. They are: Albert Hartman, Wm. Matthias, George Ostermeyer, Elmer Tatge, Albert Guritz, Louis Beseke, William Riechers and Louis Matthias.

Camp Wheeler MaconThis morning, the selected men, headed by a couple of bands, paraded the streets of Joliet, and at 10 o’clock they boarded a Chicago & Alton special for Camp Wheeler, Macon, Ga., their destination. It is expected the contingent will reach the cantonment at about 4 o’clock on Saturday morning.

Herman Hunte, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hunte, was called in the Kankakee County call, last week, and left, Monday, with the Grant Park contingent for Kankakee, where they entrained with boys from the company for some southern cantonment, the place we were unable to learn. The Red Cross and citizens of Grant Park gave the boys a grand send off and farewell reception, Saturday evening, at which the Red Cross presented each of the boys with a sweater and complete kit. Herman is the third and last son in this family to be called, Albert and Carl having gone south a couple of weeks ago.

March 23, 1950  – Beecher Herald – RITES FOR C. HUNTE AT FUN. HOME TODAY

Carl Hunte RItesFuneral services for Carl Hunte will be conducted by Rev. G. Horst at the Hack Funeral Home, Thursday (today), at 2:00 p.m.
The deceased, a native of Beecher, who had been engaged in the carpenter trade her for many years, was found dead at Thornton. An inquest, time of death at about 10:30 a.m., Monday.
He had been staying at the home of his brother, Herman, at Thornton since becoming ill, March 12th. He attained the age of 59 years.
Surviving are his brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hunte of Thornton; and other relatives. He is mourned by the entire community.


Carl Fred William Hunte

Carl Hunte obitThe departed, Carl Fred William Hunte, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hunte, both deceased, was born Aug. 2, 1890. The child of Christian parents, he was soon after birth received into the family of God, through Baptism. April 16, 1905, following a course of religious instruction in the fundamentals of our Christian religion, he was confirmed with five others in St. Luke’s Ev. and Reformed Church by the late Rev. D. Bierbaum. Soon after confirmation, he became clerk in his uncle’s store on the Dixie Highway. Having learned carpentry under his father, he, after the latter’s retirement from active work, carried on his chosen work, first with his brother Albert, and later, on his own. Not only did he become well known in this way but also well liked by all who came in contact with him because of his conscientious work.


During the First World War, he laid aside his peaceful occupation and entered the service, May 23, 1918. He was granted an honorable discharge on August 29,1919, at Ft. McIntosh, Laredo, Texas.Ft. McIntosh, Laredo, TX

Afterwards he carried on his chosen work in and around Beecher with much success. In the last year or two, his work became more or less a burden because of failing health. He carried on, however, until a week ago when he, together with his brother, Herman, felt he needed a rest which he sought in the latter’s home at Thornton. Here, always heartily welcome and fully and happily at home, he seemingly responded to the loving care and attention accorded him up to his tragic death, Monday, March 20, at the age of 59 years, 5 months and 18 days.

Funeral services were conducted, March 23, at 2:30 p.m. in the Hack Funeral Chapel where a large gathering of friends had arrived to pay their last respects. A quartet of Mrs. George Ostermeyer and daughter, Mrs. Edward Lane, Mrs. Hilda Boyens and Mrs. Leona Henerberg, capably accompanied by Miss Joan Kurth, rendered three appropriate songs. Rev. G Horst, conducting the service spoke comfortingly on First Corinthians; 12,13. Beautiful floral pieces, presented by friends, spoke of the esteem in which he was held by those who knew Carl at his best. Interment was made in the Beecher Mausoleum.

The departed, well known and well liked in this, his hometown, always proved himself fair, upright and honest in all his dealings among his many friends. For years, following the death of his father, he gave loving care and attention to his mother. We, as friends will always remember Carl at his true self and best, and trust in the love and mercy of God that all is well with his soul. To the only brother and sister-in-law, and other near and distant relatives we extend heartfelt sympathy and pray that God may sustain, uphold and comfort them in the coming days and years.

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

Father & Mother: Henry Hunte & Minnie (Rust) Hunte
Brother: Albert L. Hunte
Uncle & Aunt: Henry F. Rust & Emma (Meyer) Rust
In-laws of Uncle (Emma Meyer Rust’s parents) Diedrich Meyer & Wilhelmina (Bock) Meyer
In-laws of brother Herman; Malinda (Fiene) Hunte’s parents: Heinrich Fiene & Emma (Ristenpart) Fiene
Aunt & Uncle of brother Herman’s wife, Malinda (Fiene) Hunte: Fredricke (Ristenpart) Kappe & George Kappe

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, Kilborn,  Kirchhoff,  Klocksieben, Koch, Langreder, Leder, Maass, Matthias, Mc Carty, Meyer, Monk, Niedert, Ohlendorf, Pansa, Peters, Pralle, Riley, Rohe, Saller, Selk, Struve, Thielman, Vagt, Von Engeln, Wegert, Wehmhoefer, Wiechen, Westphal, Wilkening,


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