Age: 69 years, 11 months, 3 days


DOB: November 10, 1860
Lombard, IL USA

DOD: October 13, 1930
at home in Beecher, IL USA

Son of Ludwig and Dorthea (nee Ebeling) Hunte

Brother to: William (Caroline Moeller), Lena (Louis Tonne), Fred G. (Amelia C. Hunte), J. Frank (Rose Boltman), Dr. August (Christine Schlaben), and Louis Hunte

Husband of Minnie (nee Rust), married Jan 15, 1888 at St. Johns UCC Beecher, IL
Father of: Albert L. (Vera Matthias), Carl F. and Herman (Malinda Fiene) Hunte

January 16, 1914  – Beecher Herald  – HENRY HUNTE MEETS ACCIDENT

Hand is Badly Lacerated in Planning Mill at Ruge & Wilke’s

Was Adjusting a Screw on Planer When Accident Happened

Menry Hunte Meets AccidentWednesday afternoon, while doing some mill work at Ruge & Wilke’s planning mill, Henry Hunte met with a painful accident which will lay him up for some time. He had started the planer to do a little work which he wished to finish up that afternoon, and was adjusting a screw underneath the machine when his hand came in contact with the planer knives and was badly lacerated.
After the accident occurred, he was hastened to Dr. Miley’s office, where the injured member was dressed. It was found that one finger was fractured and two others badly bruised and cut.Vintage Wood Planner
While the wounds must have been quite painful, Mr. Hunte showed unusual nerve in refusing an anesthetic and assisting the doctor in dressing the hand.
Although able to be about town, Mr. Hunte will be unable to use the hand for some time.

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.

(Editor’s note: all three of Henry’s sons served in WW1)

October 23, 1930  – Beecher Herald  – Obituary  – HENRY HUNTE

Henry Hunte obit 1The departed, Henry Hunte, entered this life November 10, 1860, at Lombard, IL. As a child of Christian parents, he was soon after birth taken up in the family of the children of God through baptism. When 2 years old his parents came to Beecher, located at and acquiring what is now the William Heldt farm. His parents having joined the St. John’s Church, he received his religious instruction and was confirmed in that church on March 25, 1875. The following years he learned the carpenter trade and also attended Valparaiso University for several terms. On January 15, 1888, he was married to Miss Minnie Rust, making their home with her folks for two years and nine months. This very happy union was blessed with three children, Albert, Chicago; Carl, Beecher, and Herman, Momence. Following their stay on the Rust farm they made Beecher their home, where the departed successfully plied his trade, faithfully following in the footsteps of his parents.

Mr. Hunte showed great interest in kingdom work, affiliating himself with the local St. Luke’s Church, which he helped build and of which he was thus a charter member. Not only did he serve his church in the role of secretary for 23 years, but also through faithful attendance and financial support, helped to make the congregation what it is today.

About five years ago the first sign of a deep-seated ailment made itself felt. Securing medical aid off and on, the ailment was held in abeyance until a month ago it became apparent that nothing could stay the hand of death. Taking to his bed, Friday October 10, 1930, everything possible on the part of his doctors, his loved ones and a nurse from Chicago Heights, was done, but to no avail, the angel of death coming to him at 4:45, the following Monday afternoon, at the age of 69 years, 11 months and 3 days. He leaves to mourn, his wife, three sons already mentioned, two daughters-in-law, one sister, Mrs. Louis Tonne of Bartlett; three brothers, Fred G., Springville, Iowa; Frank, Beecher; and Dr. August Hunte, Arizona; one brother-in-law, five sisters-in-law and a host of other relatives and friends.

Henry Hunte obit 2In the passing of Mr. Hunte the family loses a faithful, loving husband and father, St. Luke’s Church one of its mainstays and the community an upright, honest citizen. Those who knew Mr. Hunte intimately will always remember him for his many sterling qualities.

Funeral services were conducted, last Thursday, beginning at 1:30 at the residence and 1:45 at St. Luke’s Church, which he so faithfully served. Rev G. Horst, his pastor, spoke in fitting terms in both German and English languages. The beautiful floral pieces and the many friends attested to the high esteem which the departed secured for himself in life. He found his last resting place in the Beecher Mausoleum.

Those from out-of-town attending the funeral were: Mrs. William Hunte of Northrop, MN., and daughter, Mrs. August Kakelday of Welcome, MN., Mrs. William Hunte, Momence, Mr. and Mrs. Fred G. Hunte, Springville, Iowa; Mrs. Lena Tonne, West Chicago; Mrs. Sophia Dannmeyer and Mrs. Minnie Blecke, Elmhurst; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Matthias, Mrs. G. Schill, Mrs. Amelia Saul, Mrs. Elmer Bornhoeft and son and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Meyer, Chicago; Mrs. Henry Rust and daughter, Crete; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rust, Jr., Chicago Heights, and Mrs. Anges Stoner, Mrs. C. Rhorer and Mrs. M.S. Hayden, Momence.

To the sorrowing relatives the Beecher Herald extends condolence.

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

Wife: Minnie (Rust) Hunte
Son: Albert L. Hunte
Son: Carl Hunte
Brother & Sister-in-Law: Henry F. Rust & Emma (Meyer) Rust
Parents of Sister-in-Law (Emma (Meyer) Rust: Diedrich Meyer & Wilhelmina (Bock) Meyer
Father & Mother-in-Law of Son (Herman Hunte): Heinrich F. Fiene &  Emma (Ristenpart) Fiene
Uncle & Aunt of son’s wife (Herman & Malinda (Fiene) Hunte): William Ristenpart & Hermine (Danne) Ristenpart
Aunt & Uncle of son’s wife (Herman & Malinda (Fiene) Hunte: Fredricke M. (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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