Age: 68 years, 10 months, 30 days


DOB: September 25, 1871
Beecher, IL USA

DOD: August 24, 1945
St. James Hospital, Chicago Heights,  IL USA

Daughter of Diedrich and Wilhelmina (nee Bock) Meyer

Sister to: Lowiese (unknown Beutier), Alvine (Gustave Plagge), Bertha (Herman W. Matthias), Wilhelmina “Minnie” (August Batterman), Henry F., Rose (Michael F. Rascher), Mathilda (Henry F. Hasemann), Emilie M. (Heinrich C. Wehrmann), Fred H.(Lillie Guritz) Meyer

Wife of Henry F. Rust, married Feb. 14, 1892

Mother of ten children: Amanda (Arthur H. Wehling), Harry Friedrich Dietrich, Friedrich Heinrich August “Freddie”, Henry H. (Amelia Wehling), Laura, Emil August, Arthur,  Laverne (unknown Hansen), Albert (Eleanora L. unknown), Ernest “Ed” (Viola unknown) Rust

August 30, 1945 – Beecher Herald


Mrs. Henry Rust 73, Dies At St. James Hospital

Emma Rust obitMrs. Henry Rust, 73, passed away at St. James Hospital, Friday afternoon, after having suffered a stroke while convalescing from a recent operation. She had been confined at the hospital for several weeks. The deceased had been making her home since last September with her daughter, Amanda, Mrs. Arthur Wehling, at Sollitt.

Funeral services were held, Monday, at 2:00 p.m. at the Hack Funeral Home. Burial was in the Beecher Mausoleum.

Among the survivors are: six children, Mrs. Arthur Wehling, Mrs. Laverne Hansen, Crete; Henry, Ed, Albert and Emil; and six sisters and one brother.


Emma Meyer, daughter of Diedrich and Wilhelmina Meyer, was born near Beecher, Sept. 25, 1871. She lived in the vicinity all her life. She was united in marriage with Henry F. Rust, February 14, 1892. To this union were born ten children, four of them having preceded her in death. The six who survive are: Mrs. Amanda Wehling, Sollitt, Henry H. of Chicago Heights, Ed of Beecher, Emil of Chicago Heights, Mrs. LaVerne Hanson of Crete, and Albert of Chicago Heights. Seven brothers and sisters who survive are: Mrs. Gust. Plagge of Chicago Heights, Mrs. Herman Matthias of Crete, Mrs. Gust Batterman of Chicago Heights, Mrs. Henry Hasemann of Hazel Crest, Mrs. Michael Rascher of Chicago, Mrs. Henry Wehrman of Chicago Heights and Fred Meyer of Beecher. Six grandchildren also survive her. Mr. Rust preceded her in death in 1943.

The deceased fell asleep in death, August 24, 1945

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

Husband: Henry F. Rust
Father & Mother: Diedrich Meyer & Wilhelmina (Bock) Meyer
Brother-in-law: August Batterman

Other, more distant family include: Bahlman,  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, Peters, Pralle, Riley, Ristenpart, Rohe, Saller, Selk, Struve, Thielman, Vagt, Von Engeln, Wegert, Wehmhoefer, Wiechen, Westphal, Wilkening.


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