Age: 81 years, 16 days

(nee RUST)

DOB: October 22, 1862
Southwest of Beecher, IL USA

DOD: November 7, 1943
St. James Hospital, Chicago Heights, IL USA

Daughter of Friedrich and Gustine (nee Meyer) Rust
Sister to: Anna, Fred, Henry F. (Emma Meyer) Rust and William Meier (adopted brother)

Wife of Henry Hunte, married January 15, 1888, St. John’s UCC, Beecher.

Mother to: Albert (Vera Matthias), Carl F. and Herman (Malinda Fiene)  Hunte

(Editor’s note: All three of Minnie’s and Henry’s sons served in WW1)

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.

November 11, 1943  – Beecher Herald 


Minnie Hunte DiesMrs. Henry Hunte, a pioneer citizen of Beecher, passed away at St. James Hospital, Sunday morning, at 11:00 o’clock. Mrs. Hunte, who attained the age of 81 years on October 22nd, had been in good health until several weeks ago when she suffered from the effects of a bad fall. Apparently fully recovering from this accident, she recently became ill and was removed to St. James Hospital, Nov. 2, where expert care was given her, but to no avail.

Surviving are her two sons, Carl, with whom she had been living in the family home on Woodward Street, and Herman, of South Holland; and one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Herman Hunte.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J.J. Merzdorf of St. John’s Ev and Reformed Church, (substituting for Rev. G. Horst), at the Hack Funeral Home, Tuesday, at 1:30 p.m. and at 2:00 o’clock at St, Luke’s Ev and Reformed Church. Interment was in the Beecher Mausoleum.

Obituary – Mrs. Minnie M. Hunte

Minnie Hunte obitThe departed, Minnie Marie Hunte, nee Rust, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Friedrich Rust, was born south and west of Beecher, October 22, 1862. She was received into the covenant of God’s grace through Holy Baptism in infancy. During her school age, she also received religious and confirmation instruction under the pastorate of Rev. Keuchen at St. John’s Evangelical Church. During the instruction season she stayed at the parsonage, helping the pastor’s family with the work of the household. With twenty-three other members, she was then confirmed in her Christian faith promising to be faithful to her Lord and Savior unto death, April 9, 1875. Throughout the years of her maidenhood, she remained loyal to her parents, assisting them in the work of their household. Then at the age of 26 years, she gave her heart and hand into marriage to Henry Hunte, January 15, 1888, when the Rev. Koch officiated at the ceremony. Out of this marriage, three children were born, three boys, and the oldest of these, Albert, preceded the mother in death, ten years ago. In October 1930, her husband was also taken from her side, leaving her a widow unto the day of her death.  She was a good wife to her husband and a good mother to her sons. For many years she was a faithful and loyal member of the St. Luke’s Church. She also was a charter member of the Ladies Aid Society of St. Luke’s and gave cheerfully and freely of her time and talents towards this organization. She held the office of secretary of the Ladies Aid Society for a number of years and also was treasurer. Later she also became a member of the Sewing Circle, where she served with interest until her health failed.

During the many years of a long life, she enjoyed good health with but a few exceptions. Last Monday, her latest illness became so serious that it was advisable for her to be removed to the hospital at Chicago Heights, where we visited her as acting pastor, praying with her and for her in the presence of her son, Carl. We promised to visit her again, this week, but God willed it different for her. She was called out of this world to her heavenly reward Sunday forenoon, at 11:30 o’clock, November 7, at the age of 81 years and 15 days.

She leaves to mourn her departure, her two sons, Carl of Beecher and Herman of South Holland, one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Herman Hunte; 2 brothers-in-law; Frank Hunte, Beecher; Fred Hunte, Springville, Iowa and August Hunte, Alhambra, California; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Frank Hunte of Beecher and Mrs. Henry Rust of Steger; besides cousins and other relatives and a host of friends.

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

Husband: Henry Hunte
Son: Albert L. Hunte
Son: Carl Hunte
Sister & Brother-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 & Malinda (Fiene) 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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