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Obituaries

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  (Warsaw Paper)
DANIEL ERNST, SR. died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Julius Oberlies, of Keokuk, Monday, December 15, at 12 noon, the result of strangulation of the bowels.  He had been employed in the cereal plant, Keokuk, and last Friday a trouble with which he had been afflicted for some years became more aggravated and he was compelled to desist work.  But as late as Sunday evening he was at the supper table.  Later his ailment became more pronounced, no relief seemed possible, and he died as announced above. Tuesday afternoon the remains were brought to the late home of the deceased in this city. Daniel Ernst, the son of Adam and Elizabeth Ernst, was born in Warsaw December 2, 1858, and this city continued to be his home until his death. September 22, 1881, he was married to Miss Annie Fleck, who survives him, as do also three sons and three daughters, who are, in the order of seniority, Elizabeth, wife of Paul Eymann, of Keokuk;  Mamie, at home; Frank of Warsaw; Henry, of Milwaukee, Wi.; Helen, wife of Julius Oberlies, of Keokuk, and Daniel Jr. of Warsaw. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Paul Plume.In other years Mr. Ernst was an exceptionally large and robust man, at one time weighing some 280 pounds, but in the past few years he had become thin and emaciated.  In his younger days he took a deep interest in the fire department and was chief for several terms. He was also superintendent of water works for a number of years.  LIn whatever capacity he served he gave his best to the office. For a third of a century he was engaged in the harness making and saddlery business, and was an expert workman at the trade.  Personally, he was genial and companionable, and was upright in his relations with his fellowmen.The funeral was from the Lutheran church Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. Chas. Rehahn, the pastor, officiating.  Interment in the Lutheran Cemetery. ..submitted by: J. Scholler

OTTO ALEXANDER MYERS, 71, 113 N. Wesley St Springfield died at 11:00 A.M. Monday at St. John's Hospital.   A resident of Springfield most of his life, Mr. Myers was born in Illiopolis. Mr Myers was a retired Navy Officer having served in WWI and WWII. After retiring from the Navy Mr. Myers was a cook at Thompson's restaurant. he was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church.   Surviving are one brother Roscoe of Jacksonville and one sister Clara Rhodes of Nokomis.  Services will be held at 1:30 P.M. Wednesday at Ellinger Kunz Funeral Home. Rev. Donald Finley will officiate and burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Illiopolis.   Nokomis-Mrs. Clara Mae Rhodes 73 of Nokomis died at 1:25 A.M. Monday at Hillboro Hospital.  Services will be at 1:30 P.M. Wednesday at Steihl-dawson Funeral Home Nokomis and burial will be in Zion Cemetery, Nokomis Surviving are one daughter Mrs. Leon(Marcella) Brown pf Pana, nine sons, John of Loveland, Ohio; Ray of Hillsboro, Harley of Effingham, Lawrence and Elisha, both of Rosamond, Eldin, Russell, Frank and Lewis all of Nokomis. One brother Roscoe Myers., 25 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.....submitted by: Mary Harkness

 Warsaw Paper
MRS. DANIEL ERNST SR.. passed away at her home here last Friday afternoon, May 4, at 2:30 o'clock, following a few days' serious illness, at the age of seventy six years and four days.The deceased was the daughter of the late Daniel and Regina Fleck and was born in Warsaw April 30, 1857.  When an infant she was baptized into the Lutheran faith, and was confirmed on April 7, 1872.  She has been a faithful member of the Lutheran church. She was a member of the Ladies Aid society for many years. On September 22, 1881 whe was married to Daniel Ernst who preceded her in death December 15, 1924. Mrs Ernst was an invalid for many years and she had many friends in the community where she spent her entire life. She is survived by the following children: Miss Mayme, who tenderly cared for her mother; Mrs. Helen Oberlies of this city; Mrs. Elizabeth Eymann of Keokuk, Iowa; Frank of Michigan City, Indiana; Henry of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Daniel of Keokuk, Iowa; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Schwartz of Denver, Colorado, and Mrs. Minnie Vogel of Topeka, Kansas, and one brother, George Fleck of this city.  Eleven grandchildren also survive. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death.  Funeral services were held from the residence at two o'clock and at the Lutheran church at two thirty o'clock, with Rev. Charles Rehahn officiating.  Burial was in the Lutheran cemetery ...submitted by: J. Scholler

Special Gazette, Dietrich 23 Jan 1920   Farewell, Mother
Wiles, Mrs. Rhoda
(Hand),daughter of John Amos Sr. and Mary McCoid Hand, was born on a farm near Paris, Edgar county, Illinois, June 1, 1833.  She was the youngest of nine children. Her parents had a sugar camp on their farm.When she was a small girl she came with her parents and others of the family to Effingham county, Illinois, by teams, locating on a farm inBishop Township. She united in marriage to Henry Clinton Wiles of that place in March 1856. To this union there were born three boys and three girls, namely, John Willie, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Gibson, James Thomas, George Pleasant, Nancy Jane and Mrs. Matilda Parker. Her husband died April 2, 1882. Three boys and two girls have preceded her to the great beyond.  Only one child is living now, Mrs. Mathilda Parker of Mason, Ill. Grandma came to Mason with her daughter and family on February 15, 1918, to live with them until her death, she taking sick the last week of October with bowel trouble, took to her bed on December 27, 1919.  She died in Mason, Illinois, On Thursday morning, Janurary 8, 1920, at 2:50; aged 86 years, seven months and seven days.Besides her daughter she leaves five grandchildren, John and Charles Wiles, of Macon, Ill., Mrs. John Calvetti of Auburn, Mr. Ed Buhler of near Dieterich and Miss Ethel Parker of Mason and six great grandchildren and other relatives and friends to mourn her departure. Farewell mother and grandmother, you have left us today we are alone, but we realize tha Jesus in his mercy called you home. The short funeral services were held at the home of her daughter on Friday morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev. P M. James, pastor of M.E. church.  The body was shipped to Dieterich Friday and taken to the home of Ed Buhler and wife. On Saturday burial took place in King's cemetery.  Relatives attending the funeral and burial were:Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Parker and daughter, Miss Ethel of Mason; John and Charlie Wiles, of Macon, Ed Behler and wife, Elder Jesse Melson and wife of near Dieterich.....
submitted by Dawn (Dawnc) *Note: Dawn reports that the Marriage date for Rhoda Hand is wrong.  According to Marriage records her Marriage date is 5 June 1858, Bishop Twp., Effingham, Illinois.

CHARLES H. MYERS, 58, of 2051/2 N. Sixth St Springfield, died yesterday in St John's Hospital. Mr. Myers is survived by his wife,Birdie L; three sons Charles E. and Donald Lee both of Springfield, and David Nelson of the U.S. Army in Germany; three daughters, Mrs. Ruby Sims, Miss Ada Catherine Myers, and Miss Lena Belle Myers, all of Springfield; two brothers, Otto A. of Springfield, and Roscoe, of Jacksonville; one sister, Mrs. Clara Rhodes of Pana, and five grandchildren. The body was taken to the Ellinger & Kunz funeral home....submitted by: Mary Harkness

Chicago Daily News, Wed, Oct 14, 1896 
4735 Cook Street, Oct 12, THOMAS POWERS, age 32, beloved husband of Mary Powers (nee Fox); native of Parish Emily, County Tipperary, Ireland, member of Oakley Court, 128 Catholic Foresters and of Jesuit church. Funeral 9:30 a.m. sharp to St. Rose of Lima church, thence to Union depot, by cars to Calvary.  (Note:  died of typhod fever)....Submitted by Carol

 

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