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Obituary of Infant Female SANDERS, Macoupin County Illinois ©2002 Chris Grove-Surgis

Name of Deceased: SANDERS, Infant Female 
Name of Newspaper: Litchfield News Herald 
Date of Obituary: January 18,
Obituary: Gillespie News CHILD BURNED TO DEATH Sad Accident Occurs at Gillespie on Tuesday Morning when Infant Burns to Death - One of the saddest accident that we have been called upon the report for a long time, took place at the residence of John SANDERS in Gillespie, Tuesday morning about 10:30 when his infant daughter was burned to death. The mother had gone to town on a short errand, leaving the little girl at home. The SANDERS family live in the same house with Mrs. EWING, and Mrs. EWING heard the little girl's screams and went to her aid and found her enveloped in flames. She did all she could to rescue the child but did not succeed in extinguishing the flames until the child was burned all over the body. Dr. KING was called at once and dressed the injuries, but gave very little hopes of recovery. She lingered through the day and passed away at 5 o'clock the same day in great pain. Coroner KARNES was called and came Wednesday morning and held an inquest, the jury returning a verdict in accord with the above facts. It seems that the child in some way secured some matches and in lighting them, had "set her clothes on fire. It is too bad that such accidents occur and yet the horror of such calamities do not seem to impress the danger of having matches within the reach of children, on the part of the parents. The father of the deceased child is a miner and is employed at the No. 1 mine of the Superior Coal Co. The funeral will be held from the Methodist church, Thursday morning at 10:00 o'clock, Rev. SPRAGG officiating, and the remains will be laid to rest in the Gillespie cemetery.

Obituary of Maude SANFORD, Macoupin County Illinois ©2002 Chris Grove Surgis

Name of Deceased: SANFORD, Maude 
Name of Newspaper: Daily Enquirer 
Date of Obituary:
March 16, 1889 
Obituary: Girard: Died In this city on last Sunday March 3rd, 1889 at 2 a.m. Miss Maude SANFORD aged 20 years, 2 months and 10 days. Deceased was born in this city December 23, 1868, a short time after her birth her parents moved on a farm west of this city. A few years after they again moved to this city and she attended school, and was a bright pupil, and was beloved by all her schoolmates. She has resided in this city up to the time of her death. She has been for several months a sufferer of that dreaded disease consumption, and has borne her sufferings with patience until death claimed her as his victim. She leaves a mother and other relatives to mourn her loss, also a host of friends, in whose society she was beloved and will be sadly missed by them. The mother and relatives have the heart felt sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement. She is gone, but not forgotten. The funeral took place from the Baptist church Tuesday 10 a.m. Rev. KITZMILLER officiating, after which her remains were conveyed to Union Chapel cemetery west of here and then deposited in mother earth. Rest in Peace. t

Obituary of George SAWYER, Macoupin County Illinois ©2002 Chris Grove-Surgis

Name of Deceased: SAWYER, George 
Name of Newspaper: Litchfield News Herald , page 2 
Date of Obituary: January 17, 1912 
Obituary: George SAWYER of Gillespie well known in Litchfield, died Friday night at his home, from the effects of an abscess on the lungs. He was born in Macoupin County and was 55 years old. He worked in the coal mines here 14 years and 4 years ago removed to Gillespie, where he lived since. He is survived by his widow and 2 children, Mrs. Claudia KAVANAUGH of Gillespie and George SAWYER of Gillespie. 

Obituary of  Sarah Sally SAWYER (SAWYER), Macoupin County Illinois ©2011  Submitted by: Sharon Buenther

Name of Deceased: SAWYER, Sarah Sally (SAWYER)
Name of Newspaper:
Staunton Star-Times
Date of Obituary:
10 Jun 1910 p5
Aunt Sallie SAWYER died June 9 and was buried June 11 at Tine Sawyer Cemetery. She was an aged resident of this city.

From the Staunton Star-Times 17 Jun 1910, Pg. 1 Mrs. Sawah (SAWYER) SAWYER died 10 Jun 1910 at Staunton, aged 79 years, 11 months, 25 days. She was born 15 Jun 1830 in North Carolina. She married Henry SAWYER in 1846, and he died in 1884. Their children: Mary, wife of Harrison WOOLDRIDGE; Luella, wife of William BEST of Worden; Wesley, Cleveland, John and Marion all of Staunton. Her brothers and sisters: Frank
SAWYER of Ramsey, IL.; Marion SAWYER of Nokomis, IL.; Maria FARR of Gillespie; Ollie BROWN of Texas. She was buried at Tine Sawyer Cemetery on 11 June. She and her invalid son John lived together in their home just west of the public school and during her declining years she faithfully cared for him. She left 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Obituary of Christine HACKMAN SCHAEPER, Macoupin County Illinois ©1998 Glenn Sheets

Name of Deceased: SCHAEPER, Christine HACKMAN
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star Times
Date of Obituary:
September 22, 1932
Obituary: AGED LADY DIED MONDAY AFTERNOON. MRS. CHRISTINE SCHAEPER PASSED AWAY AT HOME OF HER DAUGHTER Mrs. Christine SCHAEPER, for the past 50 years a resident of our city, on Monday afternoon 12:30 o'clock passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred MORGAN. She was 80 years, 7 months, 14 days of age and death came following a lingering illness. Mrs. SCHAEPER whose maiden name was HACKMAN, was born in Westphalen, Germany on Feb 5, 1852. On March 5, 1876, she was united in marriage with Fred SCHAEPER and of their union six children were born. Mr. and Mrs. SCHAEPER came to Staunton to reside in 1883. Fifteen years ago Mr SCHAEPER was claimed by death and 4 of the children also preceeded their mother into the unknown beyond. Twin sons died in Germany; Minnie aged 13 passed away in 1889 and Louis SCHAEPER was killed in an accident at #7 mine in 1924. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the MORGAN home followed by services at 2 o'clock at the St. Paul church, Rev. A. H. WEGENER officiating. Interment will be at Staunton City cemetery. Mrs. SCHAEPER is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Fred MORGAN and Mrs. Emma LANGFRIED, both of Staunton; 6 grandchildren, one brother in Germany and other more distant relatives and friends.

Obituary of Stephen Heinrich SCHAEPER, Macoupin County Illinois 24 Nov 1998 ©1998 Glenn Sheets

Name of Deceased: SCHAEPER, Stephen Heinrich 
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star Times 
Date of Obituary:
December 3, 1909 
Obituary: PROMINENT FARMER NEAR HERE DIES Stephen Henry SCHAEPER, a prominent farmer of near this city died at his home at 9:00 o'clock Friday morning, Nov. 26 of cancer of the stomach. He had been suffering for over a year and on May 6 last went to a hospital in St. Louis but after a few weeks treatment with no improvement, he returned to his home. Mr. SCHAEPER was born in Cappin Tecklenberg, Westfalia in the year 1834, on Oct. 8 and lived to the age of 75 years 1 month and 18 days. At the age of 23 years, in 1857, he came to America and worked at St. Charles, Mo. Later he went to St. Louis where he met and married Elizabeth MUNSBERG. Six children were born to Mr; and Mrs. SCHAEPER all of whom are living except Minnie wife of Chris RUEHRUP, who died several years ago. The five children still living are Mrs. Fritz BENTRUP, Louis, Henry, August and Julia. The funeral services were conducted at the family residence at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon by Rev. LA RAUSCH of the St. Paul's church and burial in the Spangle Cemetery. Within less than three months ago there were 3 SCHAEPER brothers but now there is only one living, August SCHAEPER resident of the North End. Herman SCHAEPER died Aug. 2, 1909 just 3 months 24 days previous to the death of his brother Stephen and his widow died 10 days previous to the death of her brother-in-law.

Obituary of Peter SCHAFER (SCHAEFER), Macoupin County Illinois © Submitted  2003 Beverly Holler

Name of Deceased: SCHAFER (SCHAEFER), Peter
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary
: August 24, 1898
Obituary: DEATH’S SUDDEN CALL The Demise of Peter SCHAFER Removes Another Prominent Citizen. Peter SCHAFER, one of the oldest and best-known citizens of Macoupin County, died suddenly at his home on South Plum Street in this city, Friday, Aug. 19, 1898 at 11 o’clock p.m.. Aged 73 years, 7 months and 28 days, the immediate cause of his death being heart trouble. Mr. SCHAFER was apparently in his usual good health during the day, and was about the city in the morning greeting friends and making purchases of delicacies for family use. In the evening he ate a hearty supper , then sat with his good wife on the porch of their cozy home until about 9 o’clock when he retired without complaint of even feeling uncomfortable and soon dropped into a restful sleep. At 11 o’clock, while Mrs. SCHAFER was in the room with him and still awake, he roused a little, gave a slight groan and gasp, --and all was over. The spirit of Peter SCHAFER had taken its flight and the aged body was at rest. Deceased was born in Kehrig, near Coblenz, Germany, December 22, 1824, and came to America in 1843. On December 10, 1851, he was married to Miss Mary M. FLORI, sister of Adam FLORI, and Mrs. Elizabeth SCHOENBORN, of this city, who survives him as does one son Nicholas, who is married and resides in St. Louis. He also has one sister , Mrs. Susan DIETRICH, living at Renault, Monroe County. For the past 44 years, Mr. SCHAFER had resided in Macoupin County, living on a farm about four miles out on the Zanesville road--now known as the BARNSTABLE farm--until about seven years ago when he retired from active farm life and moved into this city. During his residence in East Carlinville township, he served numerous terms as highway commissioner, and was once elected county coroner, serving in that capacity during the FISHBACK administration, as sheriff, and seceding to that office at Mr. FISHBACK’s death. Through his entire residence in Macoupin County, he proved himself an honorable citizen, and naught but good words are spoken of him by all who knew him, accompanied by expressions of regret at his sudden demise, and sympathy for the bereaved widow and sorrowing relatives. All appreciate the fact that a truly good man has been called from our midst, but while we deeply deplore the loss of an upright, valuable citizen and neighbor, none can pronounce the dispensation, untimely, and all bow in humble submission. The funeral took place from St. Joseph’s Church at 9 o’clock Monday morning. The service was attended by a large concourse of relatives and friends of the deceased who came to pay their last tribute of respect to one whom they had long known and learned to love and respect for his many good qualities. Peter SCHAFER was a good man in the highest and noblest sense of that term. He was a man who squared his actions by the rule of right and came as near living up to the golden rule as any man who ever resided in this community. Solemn high mass was celebrated with Father SCRIBUR of Havana acting as celebrant , assisted by Fathers HOVEN of Carrollton, STICK of Morrisonville, and, SOMMER, of this city. The orators were Father HOVEN in English and Father SOMMER in German. The pall bearers were Casper WESTERMEIER, Jr., H.C. HESSELDENZ, Lawrence WATERMEIER, Ferdinand KNOERZER, Conrad DIETZ, and Tony ENDAJAN. At the conclusion of the services at the church, the remains were conveyed to the Catholic Cemetery and there laid to rest. A DESERVED ENOOMIUM I know it is only necessary to suggest it and you will readily grant me enough of your valuable space in which to pay a short tribute to the memory of the Hon. Peter SHAFER from whose obsequies we have just returned. I flatter myself that in a social and business way I knew Mr. SHAFER as well , if not better than anyone outside of his own family. He lived to a ripe old age consequently witnessed the wonderful development of this country and endured the trials and privations of a frontier life, but by industry and economy he acquired enough of this world’s good to render his declining years comfortable and happy. In the eloquent words of the Reverend HOVEN he illustrated in his life, the qualities of honesty, benevolence and virtue. In public, as well as in his private life, he illustrated these principles in a wonderful degree, so much that many now holding official positions, might profit by adopting his methods and imitating his example. He was a modest nonassuming man, in all things, following the dictates of his own conscience in all the relations of life, as a citizen, husband and father, he rose in the full measure of true manhood. With him “It was light at eventide.” His life work done; he quietly fell asleep to awake to the resurrection of the Lord. Like a ripe sheaf, he has been harvest above. Peace to his ashes. A Friend

Obituary of Anton August SCHELLER, Macoupin County Illinois ©1999 Matt Weismantel

Name of Deceased: SCHELLER, Anton August 
Name of Newspaper: Mt. Olive Herald, Mt Olive, IL 
Date of Obituary:
November 2 & 9, 1907 

 Mt. Olive Herald , Mt Olive, IL, November 2, 1907 -- Just before going to press we received word that Anton August SCHELLER, Sr., had passed away at his home, aged 70 years, 2 months and 13 days. The funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the residence and at 2 o'clock at the German M.E. Church.

Mt. Olive Herald , Mt Olive, IL, November 9, 1907 - The funeral of Anton August SCHELLER, Sr., of whose death we made mention in our last issue, was held Sunday afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev PUELTEMAN at the German M E church. The deceased was born in Saxony, Germany, and was united in marriage to Johanna GUENTNER in 1862. In 1886 he came to this country, making Mt. Olive his home, following mining for a livelihood. His character was of the highest, and he was respected by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, four sons, and seven daughters.

Obituary of Arnold SCHELLER, Macoupin County Illinois ©2000 Matt Weismantel

Name of Deceased: SCHELLER, Arnold
Name of Newspaper: Mt. Olive Herald
Date of Obituary: 28 Aug 1942
Obituary: Arnold SCHELLER - Word was received here by relatives Sunday evening that Arnold SCHELLER had been called by death at his home in Lynnwood, California, at the age of 76 years. The family formerly resided in this city (Mt. Olive), leaving about 25 years ago for California. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minnie LANG SCHELLER; seven children; Henry, George, Theo. and Elmer SCHELLER, Mrs. Emma DAHLKE, Mrs. Hilda WILLIAMS and Mrs. Rose CARLSON, all of California; one brother: Ferdinand SCHELLER, of Mt. Olive; one sister, Mrs. Lydia STURM, of Litchfield, and a large number of more distant relatives. Final rites were conducted in Lynnwood, California.

Obituary of Ida Anna MOECKEL SCHELLER, Macoupin County Illinois ©1999 Matt Weismantel

Name of Deceased: SCHELLER, Ida Anna MOECKEL
Name of Newspaper: Mt. Olive Herald
Date of Obituary: 15 Feb 1935
Obituary:DEATH CALLS AGED LADY Mrs. Ida SCHELLER, wife of Julius SCHELLER, well known and highly respected resident of this city, passed away at the family residence Saturday afternoon, after an extended illiness, at the advanced age of 75 years, 9 months and 16 days. The deceased was born in Germany, where she was united in marriage with Mr. SCHELLER, coming to this country fifty years ago, settling in Mt. Olive. They had the great privilege and pleasure of celebrating their golden wedding anniversary about nine years ago. She is survived by her aged husband and nine daughters, namely: Mrs. Elizabeth JOHNSON of Townsend, Vermont; Mrs. Elsie FREY of Gillespie; Mrs. Marie RINK of New Fane, Vermont; Mrs. Martha CASE of Long Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Loretta SCHOEN of Litchfield; Mrs. Pauline SIES of Eagerville; Mrs. Anna DEIBERT and Mrs. Edna BASSETT of Mt. Olive, and Mrs. Ida MARTENS of St. Louis. There are also 27 grandchildren and 29 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday afternoon by Rev. T.A. MARTIN at 1:30 o'clock at the family residence and at 2 o'clock at the M.E. Church, of which congregation she was a devoted member. Mrs. Wm. DOEHLER and Mrs. G.F. THING sang "Mother's Love," with Anton SCHELLER as accompanist, and Mrs. Martha CASE, sent a poem, "Going to Heaven." The remains were laid to rest in the Miners Union Cemetery. Among those from a distance who attended the funeral were: Mrs. W. CRUTHIS, Mrs. Ernest DELANEY, M/M John FREY, M/M Theo. FREY and daughter Erma, M/M John STRUTHERS, Mrs. Fred JURGENS, M/M James WATSON and daughter, M/M F. SIES, Mrs. James ALLEN and daughter, M/M Tony SIES, M/M John SIES, Mrs. Ella BISHOP, Mrs. Walter ORR, Mrs. Julius ZINN, Mrs. J. WHITE, Mrs. W. NEUMANN, Mrs Geo. AGLES, Mrs. Tom FOSTER, Mrs. J. BLACKSOOD, Mrs. David SHAW, Miss Lu POLVEY, Mrs. DECK, Mrs. J. RANKIN, Mrs. Wm. JARVIS, Mrs. Tom QUINN, Mrs. Erma MCNEILY and Mrs. Roy HOEHN, all of Gillespie. Mrs. L.A. DAVIS and son Preston, Mrs. J. WORLEY and daughters, Corrinne and Blanche, Mrs. Wm. MARTIN and son, George MEISTER, Marvin MARTIN and daughter, Eileen MARTIN, Mrs. Addie HOWARD, Mrs. Edna MCFARLAND, Mrs.Maynard CHOLLAR, Mrs. Elizabeth MERTZ, M/M Tom SHEPPHERD, M/M BRAUN and daughter Joan, Mrs. Alma GARTHE and son Kenneth, Mrs. Martha PIEPENSCHNEIDER, Ernest SCHELLER, M/M William CROSS, Mrs. Carl CARTER and sons Donald and Jerry, all of St. Louis. Mrs. Fred LUSCHER of Pittsburg, Pa.; Mrs. Elsie O'MALLEY of East St. Louis; M/M Howard SCHELLER and Mrs. Alfred ZIMMERMAN of Granite City; M/M Harm SCHOEN, M/M John SCHOEN and daughter Dolores and son Eugene, and M/M John PUCKETT and daughter Jacqueline of Litchfield; Mrs. Lydia STURM, M/M Arnold WHITMER, Henry SCHELLER, M/M Paul SPITTLER, Mrs. Ernest STRUBEL and M/M Louis SCHELLER of Staunton; Ben SCHELLER of Farmersville; M/M Arthur DONNINGER and daughters Dorothy and Eleanor of Troy; Miss Minnie RINK, Herman and John RINK and Miss Lena HAUCK of Fosterburg; Mrs. J.W. BAUBEN and son, Otto J. SCHELLER of Tonkawa, Okla.; M/M Ray POPE and children of Seminole, Ok.;M/M Wm. ODELL and son Merlin, M/M Frank SCHMELDER of Wood River, and M/M Leon SCHELLER and daughter Mary and son Raymond of Roxana.
Obituary of  August SCHLICHT, Macoupin County Illinois ©2007  Submitted by: Don Barnard

Name of Deceased: SCHLICHT, August
Name of Newspaper: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Date of Obituary:
March 28, 1915 
Obituary: SCHLICHT--On Saturday, March 27, 1915, August SCHLICHT, beloved husband of Fredericka SCHLICHT (nee OPPERMAN), and father of Mrs. Annie ROSSMAN, Mrs. William HEINEMANN, Henry J., Adolph, Otto and Ferdinand SCHLICHT, late of Carlinville, Ill., died Saturday, March 27, 1915 at the age of 84 years 3 months 8 days. Funeral Monday, March 29, from residence of daughter, Mrs. Annie ROSSMAN, 2522A St. Louis avenue at 2 p.m. Burial in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.

Obituary of  Friederika SCHLICHT (OPPERMAN), Macoupin County Illinois ©2007  Submitted by: Don Barnard

Name of Deceased: SCHLICHT,
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
April 6, 1921 
Obituary: "Mrs. FRIEDERIKA SCHLICHT, nee OPPERMAN, widow of the late August SCHLICHT, deceased, was born near Bettmar, Germany, August 4th, 1841, departed this life at her home in Nilwood, Ill. about 5:40 p.m. the 28th day of March 1921 at the age of 79 years, 5 months and 24 days. She was married to August SCHLICHT October 13, 1861 and to this union were born thirteen children, six of this number are still living, namely: Mrs. Anna ROSSMAN and Mrs. William HEINEMAN residing in St. Louis, Mo.; Henry, Otto and Ferdinand of Nilwood and Adolph of Girard, Ill. and one sister, Mrs. Ben DUWE of Superior, Neb. She also leaves to mourn their loss, nineteen grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and a number of other relatives and friends. She came to this country when about 13 years of age and settled, with her parents on Spanish Needle Prairie near Chesterfield, Ill. She later went to St. Louis, Mo. where she was married, living there until after the Civil War when she came to Nilwood about the year 1865 and made that place her home since that time. She was a member of the Evangelical church until 1908 when she united with the Baptist church of Nilwood. She was a kind and loving mother and a good neighbor and had the respect of all who knew her. Funeral services were held at Nilwood Baptist church and interment was made in Carlinville city cemetery, March 31, 1921. Rev. J. G. Little officiated."

Obituary of Henry SCHLOMANN, Macoupin County Illinois ©2008 Submitted by: Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: SCHLOMANN, Henry
Name of Newspaper: Mt.Olive Herald
Date of Obituary:
19 Feb 1916 
Obituary: Henry SCHLOMANN met with an accident yesterday morning that caused his death. He went to awaken SCHIEBE early in the morning, but fell on the stair steps, and became unconscious. Two doctors were called and afer some time he regained consciousness and was able to go home, but must have sustained internal injuries, as he died about 10 o'clock. He was a life-long resident here and was well known. The funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon.

Obituary of Herman SCHMIDT, Macoupin County Illinois  © 2001 Submitted by Pam

Name of Deceased: SCHMIDT
, Herman
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star Times
Date of Obituary:
August 23, 1934
Obituary: HERMAN SCHMIDT DIED WEDNESDAY Herman SCHMIDT, for many years a resident of Staunton, died on Wednesday (date would probably be August 22, 1934)in Jacksonville, having attained an age of 85 years 11 months and 18 days. Mr. SCHMIDT was born in Germany, and after coming to this country he resided for a time in Pennsylvania. He is survived by one son, Henry SCHMIDT of this city and seven daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth SUNDMEYER, Mrs. Gottlieb LEONARD and Mrs. Elmer KARCH (? Smeared) of Staunton; Mrs Fred PROBST, Mrs. Oscar HAUSTEIN and Miss Hattie SCHMIDT of Chicago and Mrs. Carl LICHTNETHAIER of Mt. Olive; also 27 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Huntman Funeral Home, Rev E. H. LUCAS officiating. Appropriate hymns were rendered by Mrs. Myrtle BALDWIN, Mrs. Hugh E. MENK, and Mr. and Mrs. E. G. JONES. Six grandsons served as pall bearers. Interment was in the Staunton City cemetery.

Obituary of Herman SCHMIDT, Macoupin County Illinois  © 2006 Submitted by Crystal Jensen

Name of Deceased: SCHMIDT
, Herman
Name of Newspaper: Edwardsville Intelligencer
Date of Obituary:
Aug 21, 1934
Obituary: Tuesday, Aug 21, 1934 Edwardsville Intelligencer Newspaper Staunton, ILL News
Funeral services for Herman SCHMIDT, who was nearing his 86th birthday, died Wed. in Jacksonville, services were held Sat afternoon at the Huntman Funeral Home. Rev. W.H. LUCAS, pastor of the Baptist Church officiated.
He was a native of Germany, coming to Pennsylvania and later to Staunton, ILL. His wife preceded him in death 12 years ago.
He is survived by one son, Henry SCHMIDT of Staunton, 7 daughters: Mrs. Elizabeth SUNDMEYER, Mrs. Gottlieb LEONHARD, Mrs. Elmer KARCH, of Staunton; Mrs. Fritz PROBST, Mrs. Oscar HAUSTEIN, and Miss Hattie SCHMIDT of Chicago; and Mrs. Karl LICHTENTHALER of White City. He is also survived by 27 grandchildren, and 13 gr-grandchildren.
Burial at the Staunton City Cemetery, Staunton, ILL.

Obituary of Katherine SCHNAARE (SCHLAGENHAUFF), Macoupin County Illinois ©2004  Submitted by: Doug Mitchell

 Name of Deceased: SCHNAARE, Katherine (SCHLAGENHAUFF)
Name of Newspaper:
Staunton Star Times
Date of Obituary
: January 30, 1908 
Obituary: Katherine SCHLAGENHAUFF SCHNAARE Another old and respected resident of this city has passed away in the death of Mrs. Katherine SCHNAARE at 10:15 p.m. Sunday, January 26, at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Otto MILLER, after being in ill health since December 12, which was due mostly to old age. The last day she was able to be around was when she attended the funeral of an old friend, Mrs. Catherina FRITZ, at the Lutheran church, but was unable to remain till the services were over and was taken home in a buggy, and since that time has never left her bed. From the first, small hopes were entertained for her recovery, and no one realized this more than did the patient sufferer, consequently she wished to have the children at her bedside all the time and was worried when anyone was absent. The children, especially the daughters, administered faithfully to their mother and remained at her side constantly the many weeks she was sick, giving her the best of care. When she grew worse Sunday all the children had come she passed away so quietly that at first they all thought she was sleeping. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence to the Zion's Lutheran church and the remains laid to rest in City Cemetery, Rev. Ph. WILHELM conducting the services. The funeral was one of the largest ever held in this city and the floral tributes were numerous and beautiful. Katherine SCHLAGENHAUFF, was born in Reilingshausen, Marbach, Urtenburg, Germany, January 20, 1832 and emigrated to this (city) with her parents at the age of 3 years. The family first settled in Perry County, Missouri, where they remained a short time and then moved to St. Louis. There Katherine attended the Parochial School of Trinity Lutheran Church and was confirmed by the ven. Dr. WALTHER, a well known minister throughout the Lutheran church. In the year 1850, February 10, the same minister united Miss SCHLAGENHAUFF in marriage to Aug. L. SCHNAARE, and has since, been a great friend to the family, occasionally visiting them in this city. In 1852, Mr. and Mrs. SCHNAARE moved to Columbia, Monroe County, Illinois, and in 1855 came to this city, being among the earliest settlers and their old homestead standing near where the Circle Colombo Hall is now. Mr. and Mrs. SCHNAARE were always respected people and acquired a large amount of property in and around this city. In the year 1896, December 8, Mr. SCHNAARE died at the age of 80 years and Mrs. SCHNAARE remained at her old home opposite the City Park until May 1904, when she went with her daughter, Mrs. Otto MILLER. She has always been a faithful member of the Lutheran Church and always honored and respected by the many friends she had there. She was a good mother to her children and though their sorrow is a great one, they know she has earned a well deserved rest. Six children survive her death, six being dead. The living ones are: August, Solomon, of this city, Henry G. of St. Louis, Mrs. Katherine HOFFSTETTER, of here, and Mrs. Hy. RIEFENBURG of Carlinville and Mrs. Anna FRITZ and a stepson, Chas. SCHNAARE. She also had 34 grandchildren, and 5 great-grand children.

Obituary of Salamon D SCHNAARE, Macoupin County Illinois ©2008 Submitted by: Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: SCHNAARE, Salamon D
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star Times
Date of Obituary:
1 Mar 1912 
Obituary: Salamon D SCHNAARE The funeral services of Salamon D SCHNAARE were held from his home near this city at one o'clock last Sunday afternoon, and from there to the Lutheran church in Staunton at 2:30. Rev. J.G.F.KLEINHANS of this city spoke the words of consolation to the bereaved ones. The Pall bearers were: Adam FISCHER, Herman FRITZ, Louis LICH, Henry LICH, George AHRENS, Sr., and Ed BOETTCHER. Salamon D.SCHNAARE was born in Staunton Feb.14,1859. On May 22,1867 he was married to Miss Louisa HAHN, a daughter of a former Lutheran Minister in this city, the marriage taking place in Lincoln, Kansas. He was confirmed in the Zion Lutheran church in 1874, and remained a member of that church through all his life. Mr.SCHNAARE afer attending the Lutheran school in this city began as a blacksmith at No.6 mine. Later he went with Mr. Henry VOGE to Wamego, Kansas, as engineer in Mr.VOGE's mill at that place. After Mr.VOGE's mill burned he accepted a position in New Douglas as engineer in the flour mills in that city. He labored in that place until ten years ago, when he moved to his mother's place on the Bunker Hill road where he lived untill his death. He has suffered for sometime from cancer of the glands and death came as a relief from his sufferings although it leaves a place empty in the home that can never be filled. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife and nine children, two brothers August of near here, Henry of St.Louis, four sisters, Mesdames Kate HOFFSTETTER, Anna FRITZ, Otto MILLER, of this city and Mrs. Henry RIEFENBERG of Carlinville. Interment was in the city cemetery. The family has the sympathy of all in their sad plight.

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