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Belleville Daily Advocate, Belleville, Illinois  10 Jan, 1951
LOUIS F. (MAC) MICHAELI, DIES IN ST. LOUIS;  TWO BROTHERS HERE - 50 year old former Freeburg resident died at 6: o'clock yesterday morning at his home, No. 8 Jean Drive, Florrisant, MO., after an illness of four months. Mr. Michaelis left Freeburg about 25 years ago, and moved to St. Louis.  He had been employed as a mechanic for the Union Electric Company, and was a member of Local 1439 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He was the son of the late Charles and Mary Michaeli, nee Stoll.  He is survived  by his wife, the former Euphemia Toebben; one sister, Mrs. Catherine Winter, Engelwood, Calif.; and two brothers, Adam Michaeli, O'Fallon, and Emil Michaeli, Shiloh, in addition to nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock from the White Funeral Home, 118 North Florrisant road, Ferguson, Mo., to Our Lady of Fatima church, with burial in the Sacred Heart Cemetary at Florrisant......Submitted by Jody Michaeli  

Belleville News Democrat, Belleville, Illinois 9 Oct 1970
DIES IN HOSPITAL - ADAM P. MICHAELI , 754, of 707 Hartman Lane, died at 8:45 a.m. today at Jefferson Barracks Veterans Administration Hospital following an extended illness.  He was a custodian at Central School, Hartman Lane, and previously was a coal miner. A son of the late Charles P. and Mary Michaeli, he was born at Freeburg on September 28, 1895.  He married Priscilla Lehmann at Clayton, Mo., on December 24, 1917. Survivng, besides his wife, are two daughters, Mrs. Marcella Mann, Meadowbrook Mobile Home Park; and Doloris, wife of William E. Mattatall Jr., 705 West Lincoln Highway; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  A son, Dale Charles Michaeli, died last June 14. An Army veteran of World War I, Mr. Michaeli was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3468 at O'Fallon and the Progressive Mine Workers of America. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday from the Pete Gaerdner Funeral Home to Lake View Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday....Submitted by Jody Michaeli  

Belleville Daily Advocate, Belleville, Illinois 10 Mar 1942
FOUND DEAD IN BED AT BROTHER'S HOME - MRS. MARY MICHAELI , Freeburg, was found dead in bed at the home of her brother, Philip Stoll.  It became known today, and an inquest was held at the Meng-Sintzel funeral home at Freeburg last night, in which the verdict was "death by natural causes". The inquest was conducted by Dr. O. G. Schneidewind, Deputy Coroner, of New Athens.Mrs. Michaeli was born in Mascoutah March 24, 1868, a daughter of Adam and Theresa Hoffard Stoll, both deceased.  In 1893 she was married to Charles Michaeli, who died in 1919. Three sons and a daughter survive.  They are: Adam, of O'Fallon; Louis, of Florissant, MO., and Emil, of Shiloh, and Katherine, wife of B. A. Rucker, Chico, Calif.  Also surviving are three brothers, Joseph and Philip, of Freeburg, and Adam, of Smithton, and a sister, Mrs. Theresa Dove, of Belleville.Funeral arrangements had not been completed today......Submitted by Jody Michaeli  

Belleville Daily Advocate, Belleville, Illinois 25 Sept 1919
A coroner's jury which held an inquest on the body of CHARLES MICHAELI, 54 years old, the miner killed in the Highland mine, yesterday afternoon, when he was buried under a fall of slate, returned a verdict of accidental death.  He was born in France, July 23, 1865, and was married to Mary Stoll.  He leaves his widow and children: Katie, Adam, Louis, and Emil Michaeli.  He was a member of the U.M.W. of A. The funeral will be at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from 311 North Spring Street to Walnut Hill Cemetery......Submitted by Jody Michaeli 

Belleville (IL) News-Democrat May 28, 1953
GERTRUDE GUEST of O’Fallon (IL) died after Illness of 4 months. Mrs. Gertrude Guest, 76 year-old widow of 101 East Jackson St., O’Fallon, died in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital at 5:45 o’clock last night following four month’s illness. The mother-in-law of O’Fallon’s Fire Chief Elton Dressel, she has been a medical patient at the hospital since May 4. Mrs. Guest was born in Yorkshire, England on December 16, 1876 and came to O’Fallon with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. John Alexander, nee Emma Egg, when she was three years old. She married William John Guest at O’Fallon on April 1, 1898. Her husband, a coal miner, died on February 22, 1949. Surviving are her daughter, Naomi, wife of Elton Dressel, O’Fallon; three brothers, Walter Alexander of Engelwood, CO and George and John Alexander, O’Fallon; two sisters Mrs. Sarah Bernum, St Vincent’s Home for the Aged and Mrs. Rosa Bowler of St Louis, and two grandchildren Ferol and Sharon Dressel of O’Fallon. Four brothers and two sisters preceded in death. For more that 50 years she was a member and active in the O’Fallon Pocahontas Lodge. (Buried 29 May).....Submitted by Charlotte Knapp

Belleville (IL) News-Democrat
Complication of Disease Fatal to Shiloh Woman, 68.
MRS SARAH RENTFROW, 68, wife of George Rentfrow, a coal miner of Shiloh, died at her home at 8:05 this morning of complications after a heart attack. Mrs. Rentfrow had been ailing about 6 months, but was bedfast only 10 days. She was a resident of Shiloh 33 years. Born in Grunsey Co., Ohio, July 19, 1864, she was s daughter of the late John and Sophie Hosfelt (nee Unselt). She was twice married, her first husband being John W. Knight who she married at Trenton, MO Jan 16, 1882 and who died at Vandalia, IL June 13, 1899. She married George Rentfrow who survives her at Belleville Feb 4, 1904. In addition to her husband she is survived by daughters Josephine, wife of Charles Kottke, Mascoutah, Rosella, wife of John Alexander, O’Fallon. Three sons, Rolly, Oscar and William Knight all of Shiloh. Two brothers Rudolph Hosfelt, Detroit, MI Conrad Hosfelt Rombauer MO. Two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Petty, Shaonier, MO and Mrs. Martha Force, Boynton OK, 18 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She was a member of the Shiloh Methodist Church and of the Pocahontas Lodge of O’Fallon. Funeral services will be held from the home of her son Rolly Knight at Shiloh to the Shiloh Methodist Church at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon. Rev. A L Jones of Lebanon officiating. Burial will be in the Shiloh Cemetery..Submitted by Charlotte Knapp

Gillespie (IL) Area News 29 May 1963
MRS. LOUISE F. WENNER, the former Louise Vesper of Staunton passed away Saturday, May 25, at 6:13 a.m. at the Community Memorial hospital. She was 77 years of age. The body was taken to Fritz Funeral Home. On Monday the body was moved to St Paul church where services were held at 2 p.m. Burial was in Memorial Park cemetery in Staunton. Surviving are three sons, Edward and Arch of Staunton, George, Granite City, one daughter, Mrs. Ann Bauer, Staunton; two brothers, Walter and John Vesper, Staunton two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Vogelsang, Staunton, and Mrs. Carrie Zirges, Worden, and nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren....Submitted by Charlotte Knapp  

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