DOB: September 15, 1870
Eagle Lake, Will County, IL, USA
DOD: September 12, 1934
Chicago, Cook County, IL, USA
Daughter of Heinrich Christopher “Conrad” and Maria Christina Wehmhoefer (nee Rohe)
Half-sister to: Sophia M. (Phillip Bernhardt) Wehmhoefer, Melissa Wehmhoefer, Engle M. Wehmhoefer and Elizabeth Wehmhoefer (Father: Conrad Wehmhoefer & Mother: Christina Borgers)
Sister to: Henry C. Jr. (Sophia Ohlendorf) Wehmhoefer, Catharina S. (Wilhelm Wilkening) Wehmhoefer, Caroline S. Wehmhoefer, Engel C. Wehmhoefer, Emilie Wehmhoefer and Henry Wehmhoefer (Father: Conrad Wehmhoefer & Mother: Maria Christina Rohe)
Step-Sister to: Henry (Katharina Elmshaeuser) Hahn, Fred (Margarethe Elmshaeuser) Hahn, William (Wilhemina & Anna Boesch) Hahn, Emma Hahn, Sophie (Charles Adolph) Hahn, Mary (Ferinand Oberheide) Hahn (Father: Henry Hahn & Mother: Maria Willis)
Half-sister to: Gustav (Bertha Scheiwe) Hahn (Father: Henry Hahn & Mother: Maria Christina Rohe)
Wife of Henry F. Bahlman, married May 25, 1890
Mother of: Lillian (Henry H. Wegert), Lora (Arthur A. Hinze) Henry W. (Marguerite Toleson), Carolyn M. Bahlman, Donald W. (Martha Jo Mitchell), Ferne (William R. Hildeman)
Lifelong member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Eagle Lake, IL
BEECHER HERALD – SEPTEMBER 20, 1934
EMMA WEHMHOEFER BAHLMAN
Mrs. H.F. Bahlman passed away at 11 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12 at St. Frances Hospital, Chicago. She had been ailing since last April and it was finally decided that an operation for gall stones was necessary. Accordingly the operation was performed Sept. 6, and although it was successful in itself, a cancerous condition was discovered internally from which she could not recover. Although suffering no pain, she gradually weakened until the peaceful end. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Piehler, Saturday at 1:30 p.m., at the home and at St. John’s Church at Eagle Lake. Interment was in the Beecher Mausoleum.
The deceased, Emma Wehmhoefer Bahlman, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher “Conrad” Wehmhoefer, was born, Sept. 15, 1870, in Crete Township. She was baptized in St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and after the usual thorough Christian training was confirmed in this same church at Eagle Lake. St. John’s was also the scene of another step in her journey through life when, May 25, 1890, she was united in holy wedlock to H.F. Bahlman. Settling on a farm in Eagle Lake this happy partnership proceeded to lay the foundation of an ideal home and a fine family. They were blessed with six children; Lillian, Mrs. H.H. Wegert, Chicago: Lora, Mrs. Arthur Hinze, Chicago Heights: Henry, Chicago Heights: Carolyn, who passed away ten years ago at the age of twenty: Donald, St. Louis, MO and Ferne.
In 1922 they retired from farming and moved to Beecher, where she had lived happily until the ravages of disease gradually sapped her great energy but her indomitable spirit preserved a cheerful ray of hope until the last.
In mourning the loss of a loving wife, mother and friend, she will always be remembered by her family and friends as a lovable and inspiring mother and loyal friend and neighbor. She died as she had lived, peacefully in the midst of her family.
Those who mourn her departure are: her grief stricken husband and children already mentioned: one brother, Henry C. Wehmhoefer, Minot, N.D., a half-brother, Gust Hahn, Chicago Heights: a sister, Sophia Wilkening, South Chicago: two step-sisters and three step-brothers
Emma’s family members also resting in the mausoleum are:
Husband: Henry F. Bahlman
Daughter & Son-in-law: Lillian Bahlman Wegert & Henry H. Wegert
Daughter & Son-in-Law: Lora Bahlman Hinze & Arthur A. Hinze
Son & Daughter-in-law: Henry W. Bahlman & Marguerite Toleson Bahlman
Daughter: Carolyn M. Bahlman
Son: Donald W. Bahlman
Daughter & Son-in-law: Ferne Bahlman Hildeman & William R. Hildeman
Sister-in-law: Lena Bahlman
Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law: John H. Bahlmann & Anna Wehrmann Bahlman
Brother-in-law: William F. Bahlmann
Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law: Charles H. Bahlman & Minnie Schweer Bahlman
Niece & Nephew-in-law: Dorothy Bahlman Saller & Herbert C. Saller
Grand Niece & Grand Nephew-in-law: Charlene 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”)
The other Wehmhoefers in the mausoleum are relatives of Emma, but not her immediate family. They are related through marriages.