HEINRICH “HY” BOHL, SR.
“Frederich Heinrich Theodore Bohl”
DOB: April 18, 1838
DOD: November 18, 1921
Beecher, Will County, IL, USA
Son of Herman Helmuth and Maria (nee Berthling) Bohl
Brother to: Anna R. (Wilhelm Stadt), Wilhelmina and Louise Bohl
Husband to Wilhelmina “Minna” Schultz Bohl, married 1866-1867 in Lombard, IL
Father to: Johann William Bohl, Friedericka “Reka” (Henry Kurth Sr.), Henry F. (Sophie M. Blievernicht), William Bohl and John C.(Louise M. Blievernitcht) Bohl
Sept. 21, 1861 enlisted 9th Illinois Cavalry, Company F, Private, Serviced 1861-1865, age at entry 23 years. Served 3 years
BEECHER HERALD 11-24-1921
The death of Frederich Heinrich Theodore Bohl occurred last Friday, Nov. 18, of dropsy, aged 83 years and 7 months.
Deceased was born April 18, 1838, at Rosenhagen, Mechlenburg, Schwerin, Germany. In August 1857, he came with his parents and two other children to America and settled at Lombard, near Chicago.
Later the family moved to the homestead in Washington Township, on which he has resided for a number of years and where he died.
He was the last of four children of Herman and Maria Bohl. His wife, Wilhelmina “Minna” Schultz Bohl died August 26, 1883, age 37 years, and he has been a widower ever since – 38 years. Eight children were born to this union, five of whom are dead. Deceased has been in ill health for a number of years and had been confined to bed with dropsy the past five weeks.
Two sons, Henry and John, one daughter, Mrs. Reka Kurth, one son-in-law, two daughters-in-law, and fifteen grandchildren survive him.
The funeral was held Tuesday, at 12 o’clock p.m. from the home, with services at St. John’s Evangelical Church, Rev. C. Seidenberg officiating. Burial was in the Beecher Mausoleum.
Heinrich “Hy” also has more distant relatives in the mausoleum; the connections are:
Heinrich “Hy’s” sister: Anna R. Bohl married Wilhelm Stadt
Wilhelm Stadt’s sister was: Friederike Lisette (Stadt) who married Ernest Heldt
Ernest Heldt & Friederike Lisette (Stadt) Heldt son and daughter-in-law also in the mausoleum are: Fred E. Heldt & Ida (Peters) Heldt
The Peters family in the mausoleum are also part of Ida Peters’ family, but the connections get a little confusing. If you’re interested in more details, please contact Sandra.